Thursday, November 7, 2013


"She was one horrible mess.  Always looking over her shoulder, avoiding becoming too friendly with the neighbors, never letting her kids out of her sight for fear of human monsters lurking around corners, waiting to cause them harm.  That anxiety stemmed from her own childhood memories.  Always fearing  that someone would recognize her face, she kept to herself and didn't go out much.  And when she did, no matter the season, she wore some kind of hat or covering on her head, enough to shield her face.  HE had done this to her even though he was dead now.  

Walter never understood why she was such a loner, avoiding  people as much as she could, and just being extremely anti-social outside of the house.  Houston was originally her home, not his, yet she didn't even want her own family and friends to know that she had returned.  The only person she found herself able to really open up with was him.  And although she tried to make him feel otherwise, he knew that there was still a huge wall up that even he would never be able to see over or climb.

Marisa had a secret and if it was ever discovered, it could cost her her life and her freedom."

"I couldn't put this book down! Every chapter that I read kept me on the edge of my seat, excited about what was to come in the next chapter.  I want hope there's a sequel! Lifetime out for DAYDREAM'S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE'S FRIEND.  You're going to want to turn this script into a movie!"- P.J. Soemer, Book Lover


Coming to Amazon as an e-book Saturday, November 9, 2013

Nonnie Jules, Author
"...and her words breathe life onto paper"

If you're interested in keeping up with this author, please check out the links below!  Thanks for joining us on this collective 25 blog BOOK INTRO!!!

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100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can't Help But Love!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet The Characters Blog Tour

NONNIE JULES is a mother, a wife, a dog lover, a great supporter of others and all around great friend.  She hails from Louisiana and is an avid reader and lover of books.  "DAYDREAM'S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE'S FRIEND" will be her second piece of published work.  "THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS", 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can't Help But Love! has turned into a really big hit for parents of girls and boys alike.  You can preview it at and you can also view this tear-jerker of a book trailer here at

This is the 3rd stop on the 7-day MEET THE tour and so far it's been a hit and a hoot!  People are loving these characters (or hating them)!  On Sunday we all met Maiya, the main character and on Monday we met her mother Aurelia.  You can follow the rest of the tour here at or go back and catch the interviews you've missed already.  The author would definitely like for you to keep in touch with her on Twitter @nonniejules as well as via a FOLLOW of her blog WATCH NONNIE WRITE!

And now, it's time to meet the character DURAN LEE, JR. 

Q:  Hello Duran, welcome.  May I ask what your part in this fabulous story might be?  Who are you and where do you come from?
A:  Well, you obviously already know my name but I'm from the hoods and the streets of south side Chicago.  Inglewood, to be more exact.

Q:  How did you meet Aurelia?
A:  I met her in a night club.  We started dancing and just hit it off from there.

Q:  Did you know that she had five kids already and that she was seven years older than you? 
A:  It didn't matter to me how many kids she had.  I love kids and kids love me.  Did I know she was older?  Heck no, cuz' she looks so young!  She was a real catch back then.

Q:  Maiya and her mom (Aurelia) don't seem to get along at all.  And you appear to be at the center of that.  Would you like to give us your take on  what the fighting is about here?
A:  Maiya and her mom (I think) had this bad relationship BEFORE I came into the picture.  She has also accused me of doing inappropriate things to her and that has pi$$ed her mom off.  Some things you just don't say.

Q:  Well did you?
A:  Did I what?

Q:  Did you do inappropriate things to her, like she has said?
A:  Look, if I'm gonna be accused of things I can leave now!

Q:  Duran, I wasn't accusing you, I was merely asking a question which you seem to not want to answer, so we'll just move on.
A:  Thank you.  Cuz' I didn't come here to talk about no inappropriate things and to be quizzed like I'm some kind of murderer.

Q:  Duran, you do know that this is an interview, right?
A:  Look, one more smart-a$$ question from you and you're gonna make me come across this table.  Of course I know this is a damned interview!

Q:  Duran, I'm sorry.  Would you please just calm down?
A:  And I don't like people telling me to calm down.  THAT'S the dumbest thing in the world to say to somebody you just pi$$ed off!  Now do you have anymore questions for me?  I mean the kind worth answering?   If not, I can get outta this joint.

Q:  Is it true that you spent time in prison for multiple things and that while you were back in Chicago, you once beat a man so badly that when he was found, he was barely clinging to life?
A:  And, what of it?

Q:  Well, it would be kind of hard to get readers to believe that you didn't do the things that Maiya has accused you of, when you have a rap sheet so long and then you readily admit to doing these other horrible things in the past. Why should anyone believe you?
A:  Nobody has to believe me. As long as Aurelia believes me, I don't really care what others think. Including you.

Q:  WOW.  OK.  May we ask how you feel about Maiya since she's made these "accusations" against you?
A:  I forgive the girl.  C'mon, she's just a child and all children like to make things up, you know?  What am I gonna do...stay mad with her because she LIED on me?

Q:  Duran, do you know how this story is going to end?
A:  If I did, do you think I'd be sitting here with you answering questions?

INTERVIEWER:  "DAYDREAM'S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE'S FRIEND", after having two release dates that were put off, will finally be released on Amazon October 31, 2013.  That's Halloween and so this release will tie in perfectly with that day.  Not that it's scary, but it's not a very pretty story and Halloween is not a very pretty holiday, right?  You can view the book trailer here and you may also read an excerpt from the book here 

We hope that you have enjoyed meeting this character although I personally didn't find him very likable.  But, that's just my two-cents.  Please engage him below with comments, let's see how he responds.  You never know.  Also, everyone who does leave a comment for this character will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card.  If you're following all seven days of the tour, be sure and leave a comment at each stop because you get an entry for each comment left!    Is Duran Lee, Jr. lying about what he's done to Maiya?  Could Maiya be making all this stuff up?  What do you think?  How do you think this story will play out and end?  Stay tuned and mark your calendars!

Nonnie Jules, Author
"...and her words breathe life onto paper"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Featured Author

Nonnie Jules
author of 
"THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS", 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can't Help But Love!

This guide is filled with 100 tips on how you can raise girls "everyone can't help but love!" The author, Nonnie Jules takes you on a journey of how she used these tools that kept her adult daughter with her virginity still intact through high school, college and grad school.  And she proudly exclaims that it is still intact today! In her very humorous manner, she tells how she started teaching her daughters when they were still in her womb and she swears by this method.  Real-life situations along with methods on how to effectively deal with each and every one filled with a little humor thrown into the mix, makes this a really good, fun read.  The author is quick to share that she is far from being a PERFECT MOMMY ("just ask my daughters"...she says), but she is a really GOOD one and that's all you need to be to raise children who are perfectly suited to become productive, caring members of society.

Parent Tip # 35
TEACH YOUR DAUGHTERS FORGIVENESS.  The Bible (Ephesians 4:32) says "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as GOD in Christ forgave you." It's not always easy to forgive someone, especially when they have wronged or hurt you horribly, but the Bible teaches us to forgive lest we be not forgiven.  I have always shared with my daughters that when you've been hurt, let down or betrayed, it's OK to forgive.  Forgiveness does not mean forgetting... as you can forgive a person without excusing the hurtful act.

Nonnie Jules was born in TX but was relocated to Louisiana when she was a toddler.  She still lives there today with her husband and their two daughters and many, many animals. She loves to write from many genres, including poetry, fiction and non, as well as How-To guides.

Upcoming Projects:
My highly-anticipated novel entitled "Daydream's Daughter, Nightmare's Friend" has a release date of August 22, 2013.  You can read an excerpt of it here 

"THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS" can be purchased in either ebook form at or paperback edition at  
It makes a great baby shower or new mommy gift!

I can be found on Twitter @nonniejules, on FaceBook and of course on my blog WATCH NONNIE WRITE! At  If you enjoy a variety of topics that are both thought provoking and entertaining, FOLLOW me while you're there.

Thanks for this opportunity Brianna and thanks to all your readers who have allowed me to share a little of me with them today!