Monday, 30 July 2012

Virtual Book Tour for His Princess #historicalromance


Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a happy Monday.

My publisher Breathless Press has set up a book tour for all its recent new releases. This week it’s the turn of His Princess (Men of Valor, 3) among others.

I hope you will pop in on one or more of the stops and leave me a comment. There will be a GIVEAWAY at the end of the week. I will pick one commenter to win any eBook from my backlist. You choose.

You will also be entered into a prize draw to win $20 gift card from Breathless Press.

Here is a list of all the stops. 

July 30: The eBook Reviewers
July 31: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
August 1: Reader Girls
August 2: It's Raining Books
August 3: Indie Designz
August 3: STOP 2 From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews

See you there.

Watch for the Breathless Press anniversary party starting 1 August. You'll be able to buy BP books at a discounted rate and win loads of goodies.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Announcing HIS PRINCESS *w*i*n*n*e*r*s

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and read my book release posts over at The Nuthouse Scribblers and The Readers Guide to ePublishing. I have selected 1 winner from commenters in each post to receive an eBook of His Princess.

And the winners are:

Deasy Natalia from The Nuthouse Scribblers post.

Omolara from the RG2E post.

Congratulations to both of you! Contact me so that I can send you the eBook.

Happy Sunday, y'all!


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

*W*I*N* HIS PRINCESS #historicalromance Ancient #Africa

I'm over at The Nuthouse Scribblers this week, giving away a FREE copy of my latest historical romance HIS PRINCESS (Men of Valor, 3).

According to its first review on Amazon, the reviewer is
"...ENJOYING this author's VIVID imagination...once again I'm CAUGHT UP in the INTRIGUING suspense surrounding Prince Emeka, his wife Princess Nonye and her servant girl Ezinne..."

If you want to read it for free, pop over to The Nuthouse Scribblers blog and leave me a comment. The winner will be selected on Friday.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Spotlight on Tease by Deatri King-Bey + eGift copy


Today I'm excited to have author Deatri King-Bey as my guest. She writes African-American/Multicultural Women's fiction from contemporary romance to fantasy fiction. Please give her a very warm welcome. Over to you Dea. I'm also offering one lucky commenter an eBook copy of her latest novel TEASE at the end of the week. So make sure you leave a comment.
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People often ask me what I love about writing. It’s always been difficult to explain. I often say that I write to keep the voices in my head silent. I tell their stories. I’m joking, kind of sort of. When I write, the characters become real. I know everything about them and their lives and they keep me entertained. Yep. I’m a tad bit of a nut, but it works for me. LOL.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Final Chapter: Her Protector (Men of Valor, 3.5)

Hello everyone. Thank you for joining me on this writing journey. Here's the final chapter to this historical romance short story. I hope you've learned a few new things about Igbo culture and traditions. Share your thoughts as usual.

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Traditional Igbo family compound


The sun was high in the cloudless azure sky when they left Jide’s lodgings. The ruby clay earth scorched Oma’s bare feet.
She walked beside Jide, her wrists bound loosely. He’d suggested it as a ruse to trap her uncle. She’d accepted that his plan could work.
Yet now, her skin prickled with unease at being bound and unable to defend herself.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Pre-release #eBook #Gift - Download Today Only

Hi everyone! It's only one day to the release of His Princess.

To celebrate, if you've never bought A VALENTINE CHALLENGE Book 1 of the contemporary romance Challenge series, you can download it today, 19 July only, for FREE on your Kindle from
Amazon US, Amazon UK and all other Amazon countries.

If you don't have a Kindle, you can still read it on your iPad, Smartphone or PC by downloading the Free Kindle application here.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Chapter 4: Her Protector (Men of Valor #3.5)


The story continues... Happy Reading!
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Roasted Plantains
Oma woke with a start, jolting off the bedding. Disorientated, she stared around the strange chamber lit dimly by the grey early morning light.

“Good. You’re awake.”
The deep male voice drew her gaze to the long bench. Jide sat on it, his arms bent at the elbows on the table. The aroma of freshly roasted yam and plantain accosted her nostrils. Her stomach rumbled.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Chapter 3: Her Protector (Men of Valor 3.5)


Hello, readers! Welcome back. This a short chapter. I hope you enjoy it. Share your thoughts as always.
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African Mud Huts
Heartless. Brutal. Unforgiving.
They’d called him worse.

Jide was accustomed to the fear in people’s eyes when they looked at him. Yet they venerated him in battle. They trusted their lives with him, knowing he would give his life to protect their people. Their land. Their kingdom.

Watching Oma tremble with trepidation when she’d assumed he’d flay her skin with the whip or force her to his bed had only churned his stomach with disgust. The sensation left him with no joy or satisfaction.
Whatever his sins, he was not that evil. He would take the life of an enemy without hesitation in combat. But he was no defiler of innocents!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Shocking Fetishes by Delaney Diamond


Today I'm so excited to be hosting Delaney Diamond on her Here Comes Trouble blog tour. She is one of my favourite new authors of multicultural romance. This is her second time here on my blog and I love having her as I'm sure you readers do to. 
Please make her feel welcome. Leave a comment for a chance to win her book.
Over to you, Delaney.
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11 Shocking Fetishes I Bet You Never Heard Of


A fetish is an obsession with anything that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation. Foot fetishes are one of the most popular fetishes, and it’s quite common for men to have. In Here Comes Trouble, I gave Matthew Hawthorne a foot fetish. He likes to suck toes. As I did my research, I found out there are literally dozens of fetishes, and some of them are so unusual I had to share them with you. I had only heard of two of them on this list. Below is my list of eleven, in alphabetical order. Get ready to be educated!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Chapter 2: Her Protector (Men of Valor 3.5)


Hello readers. I'm continuing the serialisation of Her Protector. Here's chapter 2. It is unedited. 
Remember to leave a comment at the end. Happy reading! 
Read Chapter 1 here.
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Peter Mensah in Spartacus is the inspiration for Jide

Oma stood with her back against the smooth cool wall of the private chamber. The rest of the palace guards shared quarters. However due to his rank and stature as head of palace security, Jide had his own lodgings.
Self-consciously, she rubbed her arm where he had been holding her previously. Her skin still tingled from his touch. His heat.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Romantic Friday Writers: Greener Pastures


Hello readers, welcome back to Romantic Friday Writers. This week's challenge is to write a piece of prose or poetry to the theme 'Greener Pastures.' I've chosen to revise a short story I wrote about 2 years ago. I hope you enjoy this piece of flash fiction.

Word count: 600

Eyes raised, she glanced at the round brushed aluminium clock on the wall. 8.05pm.
Slowly, a frustrated sigh whooshed from Abi’s lungs, her earlier excitement fizzing into the humid summer evening air.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sneak preview: Her Protector (Men of Valor 3.5)

Hello readers! The countdown is on to the release of His Princess, Men of Valor series, #3 out July 20, 2012. It's 10 days to go. Yay! You can now pre-order it via Breathless Press. Check out the cover and read an excerpt here

Also, the month of July marks one year since I signed my first publishing contract which was for His Treasure, Men of Valor series, #1. It is also a year since I started this blog, so there are lots of reasons to celebrate this month.

To kick off the celebrations, I'm sharing a short story I wrote for Breathless Press birthday bash in August. But all of you as my loyal followers and readers get to read it here first. Lucky you!

What I'd love though is your feedback? Let me know your thoughts about the story, characters, etc. It is currently unedited so all your feedback will be taken into account during revisions.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to chapter one of Her Protector, Men of Valor series, #3.5. Happy Reading!


Saturday, 7 July 2012

W*I*N*N*E*R*S and more

Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a great weekend. Thank you to everyone who stopped by during the Celebrating Independence Blog Hop.
Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners. I've been knee-deep in editing and deadlines. But I'm having a breather now before the next deadline.

So without further ado, here are the winners:

$5 gift card (Amazon or All Romance) - Foretta (forettarose @ yahoo.com)

2 ebook copies of HIS PRINCESS - Denise Covey (denise.covey @ gmail.com) & Carin (mawmon @ gmail. com)

Congratulations to the winners! Email me and let me know which ebook format you prefer.
Happy spending/reading!

For everyone else, here are other chances to WIN prizes from me.

WIN a $15 Gift card from me by entering the Summer Fun Hunt event at the Night Owl Reviews. Make sure you answer the question about AN ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGE. Contest ends July 15, 2012. So HURRY.

There's still a chance to WIN a copy of HIS PRINCESS via The Romance Review Sizzling Summer Reads. HIS PRINCESS will be featured on July 20 and you also  to answer the question for your chance to win.

Good luck and have a great weekend!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Celebrating Independence Blog Fest


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Celebrating Independence Blog Hop hosted by The Blog Hop Spot. 


To celebrate the American Independence anniversary, I'm giving away $5 gift card and 2 copies of my upcoming historical romance book, His Princess (Men of Valor, #3) out July 20, 2012 published by Breathless Press. Read an excerpt here