Thursday, 28 February 2013

Thrusty Thursday: Chancing Faith by @EmpiBaryeh #BookReview

Hello, everyone. Welcome to Thrusty Thursday. I’ve been trying to catch up with my To-Be-Read pile and this week I've got another book to recommend.

Disclaimer: No favours have been exchanged for these reviews. 
 

Chancing Faith by Empi Baryeh

Tags: contemporary, multicultural, interracial, sweet romance


He didn’t do short term relationships…
American ad exec, Thane Aleksander, doesn’t date co-workers either—until business takes him to Ghana, West Africa, and he meets Naaki. Now he’s at risk of breaking all the rules. Can he stop this headlong fall before it’s too late?

Until he met her!
Naaki Tabika has a burning need to prove, to herself and to others, that she’s more than wife and mother material. To do so, she’s prepared to give up everything for her job. Meeting Thane, however, makes her want to get personal. But falling for her boss could destroy her career. Will she be willing to risk it all for the one thing that can make her truly happy?

Two divergent cultures, two different races, two career-driven professionals, only one chance at true love—will they find the faith to take it, or will their hearts be sacrificed on the altar of financial success?

 

Monday, 25 February 2013

#Interview Romance meets Urban Fiction @KWalkerbooks #contest


Hello readers. I'm excited to host my very first male author on my blog. Keith Thomas Walker writes romance as well as urban fiction and it's my pleasure to have him as a guest. We've been chatting about writing and his latest book, The Realest Ever

Check it out and join the conversation. Leave a comment for your chance to win an eBook copy of either The Realest Ever or Dripping Chocolate. I'll pick a winner on Friday.

  

Sunday, 24 February 2013

#Read HIS STRENGTH #SexySnippets #historical #erotic

Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome back to the Sexy Snippets blog hop hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers.

The idea is for writers to post a 7-sentence snippet from your work-in-progress or published work and share the post using the hashtag #sexysnippets. You are welcome to join in, just go to  
http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html to sign up for the next hop.

I've taken my snippet from my historical erotic romance, His Strength (Men of Valor series, book 2). 
I hope you enjoy it.
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Gasping, she nodded, unsure she could use her voice as her body coiled with lust. She watched him with trembling anticipation as he lifted her loose nightdress, bunching it at her waist with one hand. With the other, he parted her hooded flesh and smiled before looking back up at her face.

Then he leaned in and licked, swirling his tongue around her.

Oh gods!
"Sweet and beautiful."

Panting hard, she trembled as sensation thrilled through her body.

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Get Island Bound: join the virtual #book tour #contest


Hello, sweeties. The formal Island Bound virtual book tour starts today. On this tour you'll get to read book excerpts, reviews, an interview of me, and my top ten romance eras to read. Plus there will also be a chance for you to win a $10 Gift Card from me.

What do you have to do to win it? Simply stop by one of the blogs on the stop and leave a comment for me. You will also need to complete the rafflecopter entries below. The contest is open internationally and entries close March 13, 2013.

Here are the tour stops

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Do Opposites Attract? by @MichaelaRhua #giveaway

Hello, everyone. Today I'm excited to host fellow Nuthouse Scribbler, Michaela Rhua and her latest book on my blog. Her book is currently on my TBR pile and I look forward to reading it. Leave a comment and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win an eBook of Guardian Awakening. I'll announce a winner on Friday. Please make her feel welcome. Over to you, Michaela.

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You hear the saying that 'opposites attract.' Have you found this to be the case? Is your other half the opposite of you?

This is certainly true of Essen and Romy. There is an incredible attraction when they meet. In the morning light their real selves are revealed and they learn they are truly opposite – in fact they are enemies. So can these two foes face the truth of their pasts and find a future together? Well I will leave you to find out.


Sunday, 17 February 2013

#Read A Valentine Challenge #SexySnippets 2 #eBook

Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome back to the Sexy Snippets blog hop hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers.

The idea is for writers to post a 7-sentence snippet from your work-in-progress or published work and share the post using the hashtag #sexysnippets. You are welcome to join in, just go to  
http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html to sign up for the next hop.

I've taken my snippet from my contemporary Valentine romance, A Valentine Challenge (Challenge series, book 1) available for only 99cents. 
I hope you enjoy it.
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Seeing her splinter tore at his control. She was the most beautiful creature he’d seen. Withdrawing his hand from her core, he held her for a few minutes until her body stopped trembling, allowing his body to come back under control too.
 
The warm tender sensation returned, urging him to hold onto Kasie and keep her close. At the same time he remembered the last time he’d given free rein to such emotion. He’d lost out. He wasn’t going to let that happen again.
 
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

First 10 people to leave a comment get #free #Valentine #eBook

Happy Valentine's Day, people! 

My Valentine contemporary romance, A Valentine Challenge,  is featured over at Romance Writers of West Africa (RWOWA) today. 

Would you like to receive a free copy? 

Then leave a comment on the post telling me why you want a copy. I'll send the first 10 people to leave a comment, a free eBook copy to enjoy this Valentine season. 

Note: Leaving a comment here doesn't count. You have to go to the RWOWA website and leave a comment on the A Valentine Challenge feature.

What are you waiting for? Click the link and leave your comment.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Black History Month - The Real Story of Nigeria

Hello readers! February is Black History Month is the US. To celebrate I'm sharing this wonderful video about the history of colonial Nigeria to date by unitarie. It is so informative and taught me a lot more than I ever learned in school history.

Would you like to know more about Nigerian history? Then watch this. It's definitely worth the time. Happy viewing!



And before I go, I'd like to congratulate Nigeria for winning the African Cup of Nations 2013 football tournament after 19 years since the last win. Lifting my mug of lemon tea. Cheers!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

#Read A Valentine Challenge #SexySnippets 0.99c #eBook


Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome back to the Sexy Snippets blog hop hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers.

The idea is for writers to post a 7-sentence snippet from your work-in-progress or published work and share the post using the hashtag #sexysnippets. You are welcome to join in, just go to  
http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html to sign up for the next hop.

I've taken my snippet from my contemporary Valentine romance, A Valentine Challenge (Challenge series, book 1) available for only 99cents. 
I hope you enjoy it.
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He held her in place, pulling her closer, her pliant body against his solid bulk. His desire grew with each pump of his heart. The evidence of his arousal pulsed, pushing against his clothes.
He rocked into her, wanting her to feel his craving, his strength, his determination...her effect on him.
A sound like a soft sob escaped her lips. He put his hand into her hair and unpinned the tight bun. Her loose black hair cascaded down her back though his fingers.
“Kasie, kiss me,” he groaned out, commanding her to do what he felt she already wanted to do.
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Friday, 8 February 2013

Do you love a heartbreaker? #BlogFest


Welcome to the Heartbreaker Blog Hop Giveaway hosted by Carrie Ann's Blog Hops running from February 8 to 11, 2013. On this hop we are sharing about fictional heartbreakers and what we love or hate about them.

There's also a chance to win prizes on each blog stop as well as the Grand prize.

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!


Over here you can win a $5 book gift card (open internationally). Complete the rafflecopter entries and make sure your leave a comment so you can be entered into the Grand Prize draw too.
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Sunday, 3 February 2013

His Treasure #SexySnippets #HistoricalRomance


Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome back to the Sexy Snippets blog hop hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers.

The idea is for writers to post a 7-sentence snippet from your work-in-progress or published work and share the post using the hashtag #sexysnippets. You are welcome to join in, just go to  
http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html to sign up for the next hop.

I've taken my snippet from my first ever published historical romance novella, His Treasure (Men of Valor 1).
I hope you enjoy it.
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He ached for his wife. He longed to go to her as she stood drying her body. He wanted to taste her sweet lips, feel her softness against his skin and sink into her warm depths again and again and again. Yet he didn’t move, but stood there watching her get dressed while he wanted to undress her.
This was madness.
If his friends saw him, they would laugh at him. What man ached for his wife and yet did nothing about it?
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