Thursday, 8 November 2012

Unveiling Cover & Sneak Peek - ISLAND BOUND

Hello, peeps. I'm mighty excited to finally show off the cover and share a snippet from my upcoming holiday romance. Leave a comment and you could be the first to win a copy when it releases!

Title: Island Bound
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Brass Island, Nigeria
Heat level: Sensual
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release date: Dec 2012


Marriage has stripped their relationship of its thin, rose-tinted coating, and bared their monochromatic existence for what it was. Will Joshua and Christy get a second chance this holiday season?

When Christy Inemi-Spiff discovers that the man she vowed to love and honor has no such feelings for her, she is determined to cut her losses and move on with her life. A quick, quiet divorce is all she wishes for Christmas.

However, Joshua has other ideas. He’s not ready to walk away yet, especially when he doesn’t understand why Christy wants out of their marriage. So he demands she agree to spend a quiet Christmas on a remote African Island with him, hoping they can salvage their relationship. If she still wants a divorce after these two weeks, he will let her go. But not before he’s had his fill of her.

But with the sparking tension between them, and the secrets behind the disintegration of their marriage threatening to explode, will either of them get their wish? Or will this season of good will show them what really lies at the bottom of their hearts?


Why are you doing this?” she challenged. Her emotions rolled, making her feel unbalanced. It had been a long three months. And it seemed like today was only going to get worse.

“Christy, you know the reason. If you stopped long enough and thought about it hard, in your heart, you’ll know.”

“You can stop this.” She struggled to contain her anger. “You started this; you can end it.”

“I know, but I won’t.”

“You, you—” Enraged, she lifted a hand to slap him.

Joshua caught her hand midair, held it tight. Before she could react, he pushed her back against the wall, pinning her to it with his rigid body. Christy felt every bit of him, his strength, and his physical nature that he never bothered to hide.

“I think I have the perfect answer for all your bottled-up rage,” he said as he parted her thighs with his leg.

“Move,” she ordered, her throat dry and croaky, betraying her increasing apprehension.

Joshua had it easy. He was a man at home with his masculinity. She had never been able to resist him. He could have any woman he wanted. Sometimes, she wondered if he had, especially during their separation. She shouldn’t care if he’d been with anyone else. After all, her goal was a divorce. Yet, she couldn’t suppress the intensity of her feelings. Perhaps her anger and hatred drove the concentration of her emotions.

“We have to get a few things sorted out first,” he replied.

He moved closer, his body flush against hers; his chest crushed her breasts, his thighs pressed against hers. Though she wore cotton trousers and a tank top, all of him stroked her.

“What are you doing?” she asked as she pushed against him. Yet, he didn’t budge.

“Just trying to relieve some of your frustration. That’s what all your aggression has been about, isn’t it?”


“Such vehement denial, when the evidence is so obvious.”

Her face stung with revealing heat as warm blood rose in her body. Mortified, she tried to move to shake him off, but only managed to get her body even more entangled with his.

Her breathing came in short snatches. She became more aware of Joshua, his hardness and heat.

“I hate you.” Her voice sounded strangled. Blistering white rage swept through her.

“You lie, sweetheart.”
He lowered his head, trailing his lips against her cheeks in a tormenting caress.
“You love me.”

Copyright Kiru Taye 2012


  1. Ooh, so much to love in this post :)
    Love the cover - it's so gorgeous. Love the blurb - I want to read the whole book right now! And that excerpt? HOT! HOT! HOT!

    Huge, huge congrats, Kiru!

    1. Thank you, April. I can't wait for the book to be out too. December can't come any quicker. :)

  2. OOhh, love that excerpt and the premise! Congrats, Kiru! This sounds a fabulous read!

    1. Thanks, D. These two took intense to another level. :)

  3. Fantastic excerpt and LOVE the cover! Congrats on your soon-to-be-released book, Kiru :D xx

    1. Thank you, Xandra. I love it when the cover artist gets the elements of the story and incorporates it into the cover.

  4. Sounds like it will be a fun ride.

    Layi Mac Adeniji

  5. Beauuutiful cover! Ah! Christmas had better 'come'quick!

  6. That is a great cover and the except is definately hit. Excited for this one to come out!!!

  7. Love the cover Kiru and the premise of the story is fabulous!

  8. Awesome cover - it sooo caught the spirit of the story AND the Ubuntu line. Cannot wait for this one to hit the e-stores, girl! :)

  9. Congratulations! It's a beautiful cover and the story sounds great.

  10. Love the cover. Can't wait to read it!

  11. Kiru, that is a great cover! Congrats on the new release. :)

  12. Congrats on your upcoming release! I'm so glad you like the cover! :D

  13. Beautiful cover and love the excerpt. Congrats on the upcoming release and much success!

  14. Hot, hot, hot, baby! Great dialogue. Sizzling. Kiru, you just get better. :D

  15. The blurb and excerpt make me want to read this now. Congrats Kiru :)

  16. Wow, this is definitely going on my 1 click list!!!! Congrats Kiru, I can't wait until it is released.

  17. Aww I can't wait to read this book. Hope it's come out in e format as well. Congrats.

  18. Kiru, I'm not sure whether I'm more impressed with your new cover or with how prolific you are as a writer! AND you still get time to read...I see you're at 101% of your Goodreads 2012 challenge!!

    Do you ever sleep? :):)

    Good luck with ISLAND BOUND!

  19. Congrats, Kiru. Love the cover ad the blurb. Would love to read, certainly. I admire your devotion to your craft.

    All the best this season and beyond.


  20. ad was meant to read 'and.'

    The speed at which you work is amazing, I can hardly keep up. Like Judy asked, do you sleep?

  21. Didn't see the excerpt first time, then it caught my eye and I read. Hot!

  22. Now there's a man with a lot of confidence on him. Sounds like it'll be quite an interesting read.

  23. Island Bounds l@@ks awesome Ms. Taye:D!!
    Congrats 2 U!!!


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