Special Guest – #RRBC President Nonnie Jules on her Celebrating Poetry as Love Tour

1If Only There Was Music book cover

Please welcome Nonnie Jules on her Celebrating Poetry as Love Tour stop with me today. As you know, I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and so glad to be able to participate in spreading the word about Nonnie’s new co-authored book. Nonnie is a wonderful supporter of indie authors and an excellent leader of the over five hundred member Rave Reviews Book Club organization. Nonnie, Fiction Favorites is yours.

Thank you all for allowing me to celebrate INTERNATIONAL POETRY MONTH with you by sharing excerpts from my first co-authored poetry book, “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love.  Here is a bit of the book’s introduction below:

“Ever read poetry that was so soothing, so mellow, and just so perfectly sweet, you felt it should have been a love song?  “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” is just that kind of poetry…but it’s also poetry written about forbidden love.

Back in the summer of 2014, I was approached by an up-and-coming author by the name of Giani Jordan.  Giani said that he had been following my writing for over a year and was extremely impressed.  He was reaching out to me because he wanted to collaborate on a poetry book.  Well, since I didn’t know Giani and wouldn’t attach my name or my writing with just anyone, I asked if he would send me a few samples of his work, and he did.  I was blown away by the intensity and the depth of this man’s writing, and wanted to know more about this person he clearly was in love with and was writing so fervently about.”  

In summation, Giani was in love with a woman {Christine}, who belonged to another, and to make this situation even more complicated, he, himself was also involved in a relationship.

The “snippet” of poetry which you are about to read below, is {Christine’s} response to Giani’s apology for his temper, which just might have cost them their love.  This is also a treat for today’s host as this piece has not yet been published!  You guys are so lucky!  Take a peek:



There are no words to take away the pain

Of your hateful words, slung yet again

Your venomous tongue, your vile spew

Has removed my heart, so far away from you.

Last night I willed them, but no tears would come

I told myself, “This time I’m done!”

I wanted to cry, I missed you so

But realized it just might, be time to let go.

I held your hand, in the palm of mine

I tried my damnedest to still the time.

Rewind the clock, to go back a day

So you could take, all my pain away.

I love you still and always will

But the road to getting back seems all uphill

I will not call, I won’t make one move

Because repairing us, is now up to you…

If you’d like to read similar delightful poetry, I invite you to pick up your own copy of “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love on Amazon.  I’d also like to invite you to follow this tour in its entirety as each day, at each stop, you will find more and more of these love songs without music, and even more reasons to fall in love with your lover, and Poetry, again. If you aren’t in love when you start reading this book, you will go seeking a love afterwards.

Please visit my complete tour line-up HERE, and at each stop that you leave a comment (including this one), your name will be entered that number of times, into a random drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!!

Thanks to my awesome host for today and thanks for stopping by, dear Guests.  I hope to see you every day throughout this amazing tour to help keep Poetry alive!!!  Always remember, that Love IS Poetry…they’re truly one in/and the same.

Author Bio:

Nonnie Jules is a mom, a wife, an author and also President of Rave Reviews Book Club.  Her passion is children and her advocacy lies in supporting others and encouraging others to do the same.  She has authored other fine books such as:  “The Good Mommies’ Guide to Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters,” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND (A Novel),” and “Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids!”

Although Poetry should be celebrated every day of the year, the month of April has been set aside specifically to lift it up, and so this is why Nonnie has embarked on this blog tour to keep it alive and bring awareness to the fact that Poetry is a great medium for release and expressions of all kinds.






Twitter:  @NonnieJules






 “This tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.”


  1. John, thanks for hosting!!

    Great post, Nonns!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Liz.

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  2. Raw and moving, Nonnie! Have a great tour! Thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Thanks John for the visit.


  3. Beautiful……have a great tour!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Gwendolyn. Hosting Nonnie is always a treat.


  4. Raw and heartfelt, Nonnie! John, thanks for hosting today.

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    1. Thanks for stopping Michelle


  5. Nonnie, my interest in Poetry has peeked because of you. I have read more poetry recently. Thank you John for hosting.

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    1. My pleasure Joy. Thanks for stopping


    2. Joy, that’s what I love to hear! Thank you so much for the support. Now, if only I can get you to write some poetry, I know it would be great!

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  6. I’m not into poetry but I l.i.k.e. this. Stunning.

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    1. I think it might be your kind of stuff. Thanks for stopping Tess.


      1. How can some people complain they don’t know what to do with themselves when there’s so much new to learn. 🙂

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      2. You got me. I don’t have enough hours in the day.


      3. That’s my complaint every day.

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    2. I am so glad you like it! When people say “they’re not into poetry” I don’t know what they mean. Poetry is life! It’s real! You can “feel” it and that’s why I love it so much! Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. I don’t understand ‘interpretive’ poetry. The kind I understand, I do appreciate.

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  7. beckyreilly2013 · ·

    Thanks for hosting, John! Many poems from If Only There Was Music spoke to me. Good luck on your tour, Nonnie!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and stopping.


  8. Excellent blog-hop post. Nice to meet Nonnie — and congratulations to her. Hugs to you both.

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    1. Thank you Teagan.


  9. Great post, Nonnie. I’m loving this insight into the book. John, thanks for hosting Nonnie today.

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    1. Always a pleasure. Thanks for stopping.


    2. Thanks, Rhani! I think there are some things in the book that would really resonate with you. I’ve been thinking about writing a poem about Shadow…. 🙂

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  10. You’ve won me over, I just purchased If Only There Was Music with Kindle Unlimited. Looking forward to reading it! Great post!
    Thanks for hosting Nonnie, John!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Carol


    2. Carol, thank you so much. Glad I could “twist your arm…” Let me know what you think. Giani is the great one in all this! Such a talent!

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  11. harmonykent · ·

    This is a lovely poem, Nons! And a great post! 🙂

    John, thanks for hosting Nonnie today! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for stopping Harmony. 🙂


  12. Thanks for hosting John!

    I love that poem, so much feeling!

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    1. Thank you for the visit Jennifer. 🙂

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  13. Thanks for hosting, John. Your support is truly appreciated.

    Another great poem, Nonnie.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Beem.


  14. Very, very moving and, in a good sense, heart-wrenching.

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    1. Thank you for the visit Jeffrey. I think you are spot on.


  15. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

    Heartbreak in a poem against a beautiful background and pictures on a blog. Congratulations Giani and Nonnie. John you put out the hospitality. This blog is lovely.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and visit Shirley


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