Paying It Forward for – JASON ZANDRI

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Pay It Forward Week is the brainchild of author Bethany Turner that’s been adopted by the Rave Reviews Book Clubto profile, promote and propel a different fellow club member to a place in the sun for a whole day via our blogs, social networks and websites during this week. Today it’s my great pleasure to present one of RRBC’s most supportive, Tweet Support Team Leader and all round good guy, JASON ZANDRI!


jasonJasonhas been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. Jason lives in Wallingford Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children, three boys and 1 girl – 11 years (Andrew), 9 years (Angela), 7 years (Adam) and 6 years old (Alex).

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An everyday man, living less than ordinary…

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THE BLOG TOUR – starring Author Jan Hawke




Deciding where to start a story is not always clear cut and, because I came at this book with a story plan that was loosely based on The Canterbury Tales, that followed several people’s experiences, there’s a fair amount of flashbacks and jumping ahead, whilst following along the main timeline of the safari. I hope I succeeded in making sense of the flow in the novel, but when I began to look ahead to marketing issues and found a need for a book blog, I quickly realised that I needed to streamline things more, so people could get a flavour of what goes on and where in the story more clearly.

We first meet main character, Sophie Taylor and her safari companions on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, and the story roughly follows their itinerary from there into Zimbabwe and then Uganda and finally, after it’s over, into Tanzania…

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New review

Liz Gavins Blog


5 STARS –  Hauntly beautiful story mastefully executed

I started reading this book over a month ago and got so frustrated I had to stop due to professional and personal urgent matters. But the story never left me and this is one of the qualities of a good book, in my opinion.
Yesterday, when I sat down to finish my read it was just as though I had never stopped reading Milele. The characters are so strong and well written, the story is so captivating and strong I hadn’t forgotten any details. Kudos, Jan Hawke!!
As I’m not one to write spoilers, I won’t give away many details but I will say this: fans of complex and realistic characters and layered and deeply moving stories will love this book. But you need to have a strong heart to stomach some bits of the narrative as this isn’t an easy-breezy book…

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Rave Reviews Book Club’s Spotlight Author: Maureen K. Howard

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As the Rave Reviews Book Club’s very first Spotlight Author, I really love hosting for the blog tours of the Spotlight Authors. It gives me a way of paying back for the wonderful support I received when I was the lucky author and still receive today as a member of RRBC. Today, I host Maureen Kovach and Brigette Howard, a mother and daughter writing team, also known as Maureen K. Howard. Wait until you dig in to the first book in their Lake Erie Mysteries series! Looking for another great summer read? Look no further than this link to Sunny Side Up. To get things started, the authors have for you today an “interview” with their main character, Francine Orsini Egge. Then, have fun reading an excerpt from Chapter Two of Sunny Side Up.

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Character Interview

~by Brigette Howard

Host: Welcome! Let’s get the easiest and most obvious question out…

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