If Only There was Music: The Poetry of Forbidden love – @NonnieJules celebrates #internationalpoetrymonth #RRBC #BookBoost

If Only There was Music: The Poetry of Forbidden love – @NonnieJules celebrates #internationalpoetrymonth #RRBC #BookBoost

Today in joined by not one but two Rave Reviews Book Club writers. I’m delighted that the second of today’s offering is the wonderful Nonnie Jules, RRBC President and author. Today she’s turned her pen to writing a post for Tea Talks…. And she’s included a poem just for us 😊


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Thank you all for allowing me to celebrate INTERNATIONAL POETRY MONTH with you, by sharing poetry 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.

Since my host today, Helen, has already read “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” instead of a snippet, I’m going to share a full length poem from the yet untitled sequel, as a special gift to her. I can’t promise that another of the stops along this tour will have the full-length treat that’s ONLY at Helen’s today!  The poem you are about to read below, is one where Giani is apologizing for losing his temper in the midst of his frustration of not being able to physically share his love with Christine.  Take a peek:



Last night I was wrong.

In my anger, you were disrespected and there is no excuse;

I’m sorry, babe.

You deserve so much more from Your Poet, who declares his love,

Yet can act contrary;

I’m so sorry, Babe.

How can love inflict such pain upon you, my Goddess?

No answer can explain…

I’m so very sorry, babe.

I implore you;

Forgive my temper, hurtful words and insensitivity;

Returning hurt for love…

I’m terribly sorry, Babe.

You are the person I never want to hurt, yet always do…

Never intended…

I’m so sorry, babe.

The guilt won’t let me forget

Your pain, your tears, your agony;

Please forgive your fool;

Because I’m so, so sorry, Babe.

If you enjoyed the poetry above, 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. 

Nonnie Jules

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!”

ugh 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 is sponsored by 4Wills Publishing.


Helen Treharne

I’m Helen Treharne, fiction author an creator of The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series. I live in South Wales with my husband, young son and rescue cat.
My books are available at all major digital retailers with soft back copies also available from Amazon, Createspace and other stores.
When I’m not writing fiction, I blog at www.WelshMumWriting.com, sharing my experiences of being a busy parent jugging working, writing, and more. Follow me there for my personal insights.


  1. April 20, 2015 / 10:21 am

    This is a lovely poem from a great book! I hope you have a lovely tour, Nonnie! 🙂
    Helen, thanks so much for hosting Nonnie today 🙂

  2. April 20, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    It was a lovely treat to read a poem from the yet untitled sequel. I can feel Giani’s sorrow in this poem. Helen, thanks for hosting.

  3. April 20, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Great of you to host 2 today Helen.
    Nonnie- I enjoyed your poem, I can feel Giani’s angst.

  4. April 20, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    A very moving poem, I too felt his angst – the sequel will terrific. Have a great tour! Thanks for hosting, Helen!

  5. Shirley Harris-Slaughter
    April 21, 2015 / 12:56 am

    Giani Jordan and Nonnie Jules – “And the Two Shall Meet!” You two make a great team with this winner. Congratulations to both of you. Helen its nice seeing you again. Thank you for all that you do.

  6. April 21, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Helen, I’m always glad to have an excuse to visit your blog, so thanks for hosting. 😀
    I KNOW you’ll have a great tour, Nons, as you well deserve to! Good job!!

    • April 21, 2015 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks Liz. I’m looking forward to the rest of Nonnie’s posts on this tour. You know you are always going to get great content

  7. April 22, 2015 / 6:15 am

    You guys are all awesome! Thanks for the support. Helen, what a lovely thing to say. Just one of the reasons I adore you so much!

  8. niargcom
    April 22, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Great post, Nonnie. You just might teach me to love poetry with poems like the one here today! Have a fantastic blog tour!

  9. April 23, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Fantastic poem in this post. Best wishes with this project, Nonnie.
    Thank you for hosting, Helen. Your support is amazing!

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