Monday, October 12, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Silence of Islands by WM Raebeck


Join us for this tour from October 12 to October 23, 2020!
Book Details:

Book TitleSilence of Islands — Poems by W.M. Raebeck
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18 +),  170 pages
PublisherHula Cat Press
Release date:   July 2020
Content Rating:  G. this book of poems is 'grown-up' but nothing violent, explicit, illegal, profane or hardcore.

Book Description:

Poetry for the summer day, poetry for the dark night. Poems that cut a walkable trail through the forest of life. Always with a nudge and a wink, “It’ll be okay.” This collection reflects a lifetime of nature, love, travel, death, joy, art, family, and the eternal questions. A potion of emotion to soothe and move you.

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Meet the Author:

W. M. Raebeck's trademarks are humorous candor, spiritual stretching, and frequent exits from the comfort zone. She lives in Hawaii, with regular Mainland visits. Her 5 books to date are true-life accounts, from the misadventures of a sugar-freak hippie chick ('I Did Inhale'), to 20 stories about art, Hollywood, and spirits ('Stars in Our Eyes'), to trekking through the Costa Rican rainforest ('Expedition Costa Rica'), to teaching yoga in Santa Monica ('Some Swamis are Fat'),* and now her poetry collection, 'Silence of Islands.' Before authoring, Raebeck was a film and television actress based in LA, London, and NYC. She went on to freelance journalism, contributing to the then-alternative world of green politics, environmental protection, U.S. involvement in Central American wars, socially conscious investing, and much more. Her articles were always accompanied by her own photography, including numerous cover stories for the LA Weekly and other papers like the East Hampton Star from her former hometown. In Raebeck's personal life, yoga and natural health (sugar notwithstanding) remain institutions. As is maintaining a zero-waste household. Animal rights and environmental activism are lifelong commitments, including all-too-frequent bird rescue. W. M. Raebeck's books are available in print and ebook worldwide, and can be ordered from any book store or library. Audio editions are in the works! For additional info, or to join the email list, visit Her next book, 'Nicaragua Story—Back Roads of the Contra War,' takes a hard look at a people's war, and will be out in 2021. * 'Some Swamis are Fat' is under the pen-name Ava Greene.

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Tour Schedule:

Oct 12 – Merlot Et Mots – book review / author interview
Oct 12 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Oct 14 - Cover Lover Book Review - book review / giveaway
Oct 15 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Oct 15 - Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review
Oct 15 - Pick a good book – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 16 – 30-something Travel – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 16 - Chit Chat with Charity - book review / author interview
Oct 19 – Pen Possessed – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
Oct 20 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – Alexis Marie Chute – book review / author interview
Oct 21 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 22 - Lisa's Reading - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 23 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 23 - Books for Books – book review

Enter the Giveaway:

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My Review: 

Silence of Islands: Poems is a collection of eighty four poems by W.M. Raebeck. They are all written differently and was able to evoke a variety of emotions with me. One could make me cry, while others made me smile. I did not find that one poem was like another. Each poem is only one to two pages long and so easy to read. I never knew what I would get when I started each poem, which was refreshing and unpredictable. All of them were inspiring and felt so good to the soul to read. They covered a variety of subjects. Which includes: art, nature, love, earth, relationships and life in general. They, also, could show grief, happiness, inspiration, pain, and joy. They could warm the heart at times, while others were candidly honest with life. It was easy for me to be able to relate and connect to several of them more so than others.  It was not hard to continue, move on to the next page and continue to the following poem. I had every one of them read in just a few short hours. 

I am giving Silence of Islands: Poems four and a half stars. I would recommend it for readers who enjoy reading inspiring and thought provoking poems. I think they will learn some very important life lessons within the pages. I know I did. They will definitely want to pick this one up.

I received Silence of Islands: Poems from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.



  1. Thanks, Amy, for hosting me on my tour! And thanks for your review. Today's the first day of my tour and I'm excited.

    I encourage your readers to enter the giveaway, and to follow my tour to read lots of guest posts, interviews, and info about my other books. And, to read more reviews, my Amazon page is linked below:

    Thanks again, Amy!

  2. Thank you so much, Amy, for being part of my tour. And for your review. This is the first day of my first tour, so I'm excited! I invite your readers to enter the giveaway — I know they'll enjoy 'Silence of Islands.' And everyone check out my website and Amazon to see my other books and more reviews. Thanks again, Amy!