#RRBC #4WillsPub Through the Nethergate tour – Nonnie Jules and a Youtube video

The lovely Nonnie Jules is hosting day 4 of my Through the Nethergate tour on her blog Watch Nonnie Write. Thank you, Nonnie. You can read the post here: https://nonniewrites.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/welcome-to-day-4-of-the-throughthenethergate-blog-tour-robertaeaton17-rrbc/

Nonnie and her team at 4 Wills Publications have created an amazing Youtube video for this book which you can see here:

About Nonnie Jules

Hi, I’m Nonnie Jules – President & Founder of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB {RRBC} and RAVE WRITERS – INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS {RWISA}.  As a writer who values the (polished) written word, it is my mission to help my fellow authors understand that their reputation as a writer should be treated as a rare treasure and that the only way to be taken seriously in this business, is to ensure that your writing (no matter the forum) is impeccably written and well-edited.  If not, you’re just another “Joe” with a pen who was the first to raise his hand when Amazon asked:  “Hey, any old Joe out there wanna publish a book?  Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be good and there’s absolutely no hard work involved.”

FYI:  If you don’t care what you put out into the world, you’re just a laughing stock in the literary community … and your name is “Joe.”

Connect with Nonnie via…

Twitter:  @NonnieJules

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One of Nonnie’s great books is No Pedigree.

NO PEDIGREE: A Really Short Story by [Nonnie Jules]

My 5-star Amazon review for No Pedigree

It is an irony that I read this book the week after I finished reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald with its two central themes of the wealthy in American not being accountable for their actions and how the America dream of equality for all and an ability for people who have ability and who work hard to attain social status regardless of their backgrounds.

This short story, No Pedigree, explores these same two themes but in a modern setting rather than Fitzgerald’s setting of the 1920’s. I could help thinking, as I read this book, how tragic it is that 100 years later these same themes of prejudice, abuse and unfairness are still prevalent in some parts our society.

Baylee Pierre is a young girl of extraordinary beauty and sound intellectual ability who ends up attending a high school in a wealthy area populated by privileged youngsters and their families. Baylee is different from her peer group in that she is the child of a black native American mother and a white father and also, her mother is the housekeeper of a one of the wealthy residents of the school’s feeder area who allows Baylee’s mother to use her home address to register her daughter at the local school. Baylee’s mother thinks she is doing the best for her daughter by giving her this educational opportunity, but her spoiled rich school school associates don’t give her an opportunity to become part of their world and Baylee is ostracised in the most cruel way right from the start.

There is one girl, Carson Beckett, who is different and who becomes best friends with Baylee. Carson puts herself out on a limb to support Baylee against the majority. I enjoyed this touch in the book because it made it even more real and possible, as there is good out there and it was nice to have it recognised and this bit of positiveness gives the story some good balance.

Baylee is subjected to the most horrific treatment any person could suffer and due to her mother’s limited finances, she is not initially able to seek the justice the situation clearly warrants.

To bring my thoughts back around to my initial comments about The Great Gatsby, this book ends on a positive note with a clear indication, through the change in Baylee’s circumstances depicted in the book, that there has been some progress and movement towards the American dream being more attainable for all. There are good people out there who aren’t filled with prejudice and who embrace difference and enable progression for all.

20 thoughts on “#RRBC #4WillsPub Through the Nethergate tour – Nonnie Jules and a Youtube video

  1. Thank you Robbie for sharing the book review… Baylee sounds to have endured quite a few traumas in her life..

    It also looks like your book is in capable hands…. Good luck with your promotional tour… LOVED the video…
    Have a wonderful weekend Robbie… ❤ 🙏

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  2. I loved the trailer, Robbie. I know you were going for eerie, and you nailed it. I’m definitely going to get No pedigree sometime shortly. Oh, what the heck, why not now? Does it really matter if forty or forty-one books are waiting to be read on my Kindle? I’m intrigued by the plot, and I like Nonnie’s writing philosophy as we should always put our best foot forward when it comes to writing. Heading over to her blog to sign up right now.

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