Thursday, 29 September 2011

Thrusty Thursday - Debut Book Cover


Hello readers, welcome back to Thrusty Thursday. I have exciting news today.

Apart from the hard graft of editing and revising a manuscript in preparation for publication, other things happen in the background. Like reviewing and signing off the final cover art for the book. For me this is the most anticipated milestone outside of the publication date. As a visual person, covers are what attract me to books. They lead me to read the blurbs and find out more about the content of the book.

Today I can finally reveal the cover for my debut book titled His Treasure due out in December 2011. It’s a historical romantic fiction set in the region now referred to as South Eastern, Nigeria or Igboland and is part of the 3-book Men of Valor mini-series.

I am so excited about this book, in fact the whole series, as it would be the first of its kind to be published for the romance reading mass-market. Where else would you find a purely African historical romantic book or series? If I’m wrong, I’m sure someone will correct me.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the cover for His Treasure. Ta-da!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Romantic Friday Writers - Blue Moon


This week I’m posting my entry to Romantic Friday Writers a day early. Since I did a post on Monday, I’m skipping the ThrustyTM Thursday post this week.

The RFW challenge this week is to write a piece of flash fiction/poem/excerpt of 400 words max with the theme of Blue Moon.

I’ve chosen a snippet from my current work-in-progress, a contemporary romance titled Just My Luck. To see the previous snippet from this manuscript go to Romantic Friday Writers: Lunch Date.

In this scene Wale and Trina are still having lunch in the restaurant. Unable to resist her effusive charm, he kisses her. However they are interrupted by an unhappy customer. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think at the end.

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Winners are...

It's a happy Monday over here.

Before I announce the winners of the 18 & over book blogger giveaway hop contest, I want to say a big thank you to Bitten by Paranormal Romance and Reading between the wines bookclub for organising the fabulous event. I would also like to thank all the bloggers who signed up and of course all the readers who participated in the hop especially those who stopped over here.

Thank you so much. I was so excited to see all your comments and following this morning.

Now on to the main event.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Romantic Friday Writers - Lunch Date


Welcome back to Romantic Friday Writers. This week the challenge is to write flash fiction/poem/excerpt for the theme of Lunch Date. I'm sharing a snippet from a story I started writing on Wednesday. It is a contemporary romance set in Lagos, Nigeria titled Just My Luck.

A brief summary of the story so far: Trina has a flat tyre. Wale, a stranger who happens to look like her favourite actor, stops and helps her out. He invites her out to lunch. It’s the next day and she’s currently waiting for him in the restaurant after taking a phone call from her ex who she’s now termed ‘stalker’ Steve. This bit is the first time she sees Wale after last night. I hope you enjoy it.

Word Count: 400 (MPA)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

International Literacy Day


Welcome back to Thrusty Thursday. Did you know? Today is International Literacy Day. Some of you will know that I’m very passionate about literacy as an issue and support campaigns to improve literacy within our communities.
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Friday, 2 September 2011

Romantic Friday Writers - Heart Stopper


Welcome back to Romantic Friday Writers. This week's theme is heart-stopper. I’m sharing a snippet from HWB. In this scene, Kola does something he’s never done with any other woman. He kisses Tari of his own volition. It’s a heart-stopping moment for him. I hope you agree. Enjoy.
Word Count: 400 (MPA)

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Hello Smouldering September


It’s a new month. The washout summer is over. Someone has to tell me what happened this summer because I barely noticed it. I was practically chained to my laptop. It didn’t help that it was overcast and rainy most of the time. That’s the British summer for you. LOL. Anyway, enough about the summer. It’s gone now.

Say hello to September, the start of autumn and the first of the ‘ember’ months. It’s time to stoke our reading and writing passions. Things are certainly smouldering gently over here. There are loads of things to keep you fires burning through till December when my book His Treasure comes out.