Friday, 28 December 2012

Top 10 Books of 2012. What’s yours?

Welcome back, everyone. I hope you had a fun relaxing time over the holidays. It's time to reflect on 2012 and prepare for 2013.

In this post I'm looking back at some of my favourite reads of 2012 and looking forward to a new year of fantastic books.

For a lady with over 700 eBooks on my Kindle and that doesn’t include the ones on my Kobo eReader or the paperbacks, reading is an integral part of who I am.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas & Santa brought gifts

Compliments of the season to you all.

Santa brought some gifts for some of you good people!

April Holgate wins $10 eGift card (RWoWA Christmas wishes giveaway)

Cassandra Hicks wins $10 eGift card (Holiday Gift of Love giveaway)

Adura Ojo wins an eBook of Island Bound (via Island Bound cover reveal)

Beverly wins an eBook from my back list (via 1yr anniversary post)

Beth Gallinger wins an eBook of Island Bound (The Nuthouse Scribblers Christmas Wishes giveaway)

Congratulations to the winners!

And Santa brought a gift for me too. I have a release date for Island Bound - 8 January 2013.

If you haven't read my FREE Christmas story, click the link to read it here.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Enjoy Christmas With The Enemy #FREEREAD

Read Christmas With The Enemy, my FREE short story over at The Nuthouse Scribblers.

All Evelyn wants this Christmas is to earn enough to pay her way through her final year at University. So while the world parties over the festivities, she works hard as domestic staff for the Inemi-Spiffs.

So when she bumps into James Ebie, the son of the man who sent her father to prison and caused her mother’s death, her instinct isn’t one of goodwill to this man.

Yet the surprising sensations he elicits from her are far from hatred. Can an enemy become a lover this season?
Click the link to read it free here.

If you enjoy this story remember to check out the Inemi-Spiffs story in Island Bound. Merry Christmas!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Holiday Gift of Love

Welcome to the Holiday Gift of Love Blog Hop hosted by Carrie Ann Blog Hops. There are loads of fantastic prizes including eReaders and Gift Cards worth over $200.

On my blog you have a chance to win a $10 Gift card. I'll let you know how you can win shortly.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

When One is not Enough

Yes, one event doesn't seem to be enough these days especially in the holiday season. And I've got a few with loads of goodies lined up for you readers.

From 11 to 12 December, the Beach Book Blast team are showcasing some fabulous reads for the season and it includes my contemporary holiday romance ISLAND BOUND. Check them out here.

Also, if you haven't checked it out already, Island Bound is also featured in The Romance Reviews Year End Splash party and you have a chance of winning over $100 Gift Card plus loads of eBooks for participating. The event ends 15 December, so HURRY.

Finally, if you haven't entered the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop, there's still time.
I'm giving away a $10 Gift Card over at Romance Writers of West Africa website;
an eBook of ISLAND BOUND over at The Nuthouse Scribblers hop post,
and any eBook from my backlist on my 1yr anniversary post. Event ends 13 December. So HURRY.

FREE READS ALERT: Don't miss The Nuthouse Scribblers A Christmas to Remember event showcasing some new free read short stories from some of your favourite Nuthouse authors including yours truly. The event has a new story everyday and runs from 10 Dec to 24 Dec.

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

My 5 Principles to Write By #WG2E

Hi, everyone! I'm over at The Writer's Guide to Publishing talking about the 5 principles that helped me survive my first year in publishing. Stop by and say hello.

Have a Thrusty Thursday.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Give a Reader an eReader BlogFest @DecadentPub

Welcome to the Give a Reader an eReader Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Decadent Publishing. It is a daily blog hop with the chance to win a Nook with 45 eBooks from Decadent Publishing authors, an amazing prize worth about $400.

Here's how to win:

Simply leave me a comment telling me what you would do if you won. Give it as a gift to a friend or keep it to yourself.
The enter the rafflecopter draw here. Good luck!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Celebrate One Year in Publishing With Me

Happy December!

What a year it's been. Celebrate with me. 

I'm over at The Nuthouse Scribblers celebrating one year of being published. 

I'm also sharing some of my flaws as well as those of my characters.

Why not join me. You could WIN one of 2 FREE copies of any eBook from my back list. 

See you there.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

#SpecialOffer AN ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGE is $1 for a limited time only

An Engagement Challenge is currently discounted at 75% off until Monday 26 November 2012.

Visit All Romance eBooks to get your copy for $1 only instead of $3.99. HURRY, the offer ends soon.

Billed as my 'best book yet,' it's an ARe Recommended Read. Grab your copy now.

If you've got a Kindle, download the mobi (mobipocket) version and transfer it via your USB connector or email it to your Kindle email.
If you have a Nook, download the ePub version and transfer via your USB connector.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

ISLAND BOUND is featured today in TRR YES 2012 Party

Hi, all. My upcoming contemporary romance set in Brass Island, Nigeria is one of the books featured today 24 November 2012 in The Romance Reviews Year End Splash 2012 Party.

For a chance at winning a copy of the book as well as entering the draw to win the Grand Prize of $100 gift card, make sure you answer the question on the event page.

For a hint of the answer, check out this blurb and excerpt. Good luck.

Friday, 23 November 2012

The Hop is On #BlackFriday #AReBlast #eBooks

Welcome to the Black Friday Blog Hop hosted by Jessica E Subject and Decadent Publishing. 
On this hop you get to win a copy of my upcoming contemporary holiday romance titled ISLAND BOUND out Dec 2012. 
You can also buy an ecopy of AN ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGE with 75% off the sale price for a limited time only.

You can read an excerpt here.

To win just complete the rafflecopter entries

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and remember to check out all the other wonderful offers via Decadent Publishing authors.
Black Friday eBook Sale:

An Engagement Challenge is discounted by 75% from 23 - 26 November 2012 over at All Romance eBooks to celebrate the season.
It's now $1.00 down from $3.99.

Billed as my 'best book yet,' it's an ARe Recommended Read. Grab your copy now. 
If you've got a Kindle, download the mobi (mobipocket) version and transfer it via your USB connector or email it to your Kindle email. 
If you have a Nook, download the ePub version and transfer via your USB connector.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Why I'm filled with Gratitude & More #BlackFriday #AReBlast

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and readers who celebrate it.

This time last year I was showing gratitude for a multitude of blessings including signing my first publishing contract and awaiting the release of my first book.

This year, I'm grateful for all those things and more including:

A) The upcoming release of my 7th book title in a year.
B) Readers who continue to surprise me with their support.
C) Friends who stand by me no matter what.
D) A family I can rely on.
E) And most of all, I'm grateful for the upcoming addition of a 3rd child to our family and a whole lot more.

What are you thankful about this year? Share.


PS: An Engagement Challenge is discounted by 75% from 23 - 26 November 2012 over at All Romance eBooks to celebrate the season.
It's now $0.99 down from $3.99.
BTW, it's an ARe Recommended Read. Grab your copy now. 
If you've got a Kindle, download the mobi version. If you have a Nook, download the ePub copy.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A Review: The Wild Heart by Gina Rossi @Ginagina7

A historical fiction with romantic elements set in eighteenth century South Africa, published by The Wild Rose Press, available in eBook and paperback.

Disclaimer: I paid for and downloaded this eBook via Amazon UK. No favours where exchanged for this review. This is purely my opinion of the story.

The Blurb:

Georgina Blake flees a refined life in eighteenth century England to avoid a scandal. Determined to begin a new life, she voyages to the Cape of Good Hope, only to find death and destruction await, endangering those she holds dear.
Though she is intrigued by stranger, Anton Villion, trader, adventurer and maverick, his arrival threatens her precarious security. Anton, himself privy to a painful secret, shadowed by heartbreak and seeking peace, is drawn to Georgina despite his hurt and mistrust, and his reservations about her history.

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.

Monday, 5 November 2012

A Slow Start to An Easy Ride #NaNoWriMo

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday and November.

So I'm supposed to be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. Well, I use the word 'supposed' because it's day 5 and I'm yet to get off the mark. But I'm hoping that will change soon.

You see, I've been busy with editing my holiday contemporary romance, ISLAND BOUND. I signed a contract with Decadent Publishing about 3 weeks ago to publish it. So it's been go, go, go, the past few weeks to get it ready for the Christmas season.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Oldwest meets Outback #interview #giveaway @authorcassdean

Hello, everyone. Today I'm excited to have the lovely Cassandra Dean as my guest. We are chatting about writing romance and her latest book Rough Diamond published by Decadent Publishing. Her eBook is currently on my TBR and she's kindly giving away a copy to one lucky commenter. Please make her feel welcome.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Wicked After Dark BlogFest

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Wicked After Dark Blog Hop Giveaway hosted by Close Encounters with The Night Kind and Natasha Blackthorne.

For this event, I'm giving away the complete series of The Blood Bar Chronicles, a sensual paranormal romance collaboration between authors at The Nuthouse Scribblers and published by Breathless Press

This giveaway is open internationally and for adults only.

Monday, 15 October 2012

What is coming soon?

Hello everyone. I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

It's been a busy couple of months. First, was the rush to complete a Christmas story I started writing recently. It's a contemporary romance set in Brass Island, Nigeria. The original title was His Christmas Wish but I've changed it to Island Bound, since the location became an integral part of the story. Some stories run away with you. This was one of those. There were times when I thought the emotions between the two main characters would explode my laptop. You can read an excerpt from the story here.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Where You Lucky Last Weekend?

Happy Monday, people! This is a short post to announce all the lucky winners from a weekend of giving. Are you one of them? Here they are:

Friday, 28 September 2012

Welcome to BlogFest 2012

Hello everyone! Welcome to BlogFest 2012 hosted by A Journey of Books which runs from 28 to 30 September.

If you've never been here before my name is Kiru and I write sensual romance with passionate characters, mostly set in exotic Africa. If you enjoy contemporary, historical or paranormal romance, then I have a story for you. Please feel free to browse my blog or check out my website for more about my books.

For this blogfest, I'm giving away a $10 gift card from an online book retailer of your choice (Amazon, B&N, Kobo). To win it, simply enter the rafflecopter giveaway below.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Who wants a wedding gown? with Kathy Bosman

OK. I'm not really giving away wedding dresses. But I've got the lovely South African author Kathy Bosman to my blog today as she launches her new sweet contemporary romance Wedding Gown Girl published by Astraea Press. She's also giving away a digital copy to one lucky commenter. So please make her feel welcome. I've also got some photos of wedding dresses from my favourite designer, Yemi Osunkoya at Kosibah. He designed my wedding dress. Over to you, Kathy.
Thank you Kiru, for hosting me on your blog today. I love your books – they are full of passion, deep emotion, and exotic settings and cultures. It’s a privilege to be on your blog.
Designer: Kosibah

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Naughty or Nice Giveaway

Hello readers, welcome to the Naughty or Nice Giveaway Hop hosted by Reading Romances. It runs from 22 to 29 September 2012.

On this hop you can choose to win either a naughty or nice book. This contest is open internationally. Here are the options:

Friday, 7 September 2012

#RomanticFridayWriters: I Should've Kissed You

Hello everyone! I'm back doing Romantic Friday Writers which means I'm back writing again after a 2-month break. Can someone give me an halleluyah! LOL.
It tell you it feels great to be writing again. It's like chains have been broken and I'm released from captivity. Seriously. :)

Right. Before I get to today's post I've got one quick announcement. 
HIS TREASURE nearly scooped another award. It was a runner-up at the 2012 Swirl Awards in the novella category. You can check out the rest of the winners at the Swirl Awards website. Getting the news has worked wonders in inspiring me again. So a big woohoo!

Now, on to RFW. This week's challenge is to write 600 words of prose or poetry for the theme I Should've Kissed You. 
Since I've been out of the RFW loop for a while I really wanted to participate this week. So I've just written this piece this afternoon. It's going to be part of a Christmas story I'm writing titled His Christmas Wish. It's still very rough and it's longer than 600 words. Sorry. But I hope you enjoy reading it. Feel free to critique it. As always I love your feedback.


Joshua Inemo-Spiff waited outside, ready to confront his future. The late afternoon sun kissed his back with heat rays. On reflex, he rolled his shoulders and massaged his neck.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Spotlight on Distraction by JL Campbell

Hello readers. I'm pleased to welcome the lovely J.L. Campbell to my blog today as part of her Friendship is Forever VBT. Please leave her a comment to make her feel welcome. You can also download FREE copies of her books for a limited period. Over to you, Joy.

As a writer, I view storytelling as an adventure. In crafting a story, I know what’s supposed to happen at the start, where I want to be at the end, but not every plot point in the middle. The complications add up once the story gets rolling and I hit my stride.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Breathless Press Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Grand Prize information: 50 BOOK LIBRARY

Welcome readers to the Breathless Press Birthday Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop!
We have nineteen blogs participating, and each author is giving away a prize, books, name it!

I'm giving away an ebook copy of any of my books from my backlist. Perhaps you'd like to explore sensual Ancient Africa in one of my Men of Valor historical romances or dive into a steamy contemporary romance in one of my Challenge series. Your choice. 
Check out the catergory tabs at the top for more details about my books and to find my clue (blue alphabet) for the scavenger hunt. 
Hint >> it's on the page with my stories about Ancient Africa.

To enter the prize draw to win one of my books, simply complete the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

An Engagement Challenge is @AReCafe Recommended Read

Hello readers! Just wanted to share some great news. An Engagement Challenge, book 2 in the adult contemporary romance Challenge series is a Recommended Read at ARe Cafe.
According to the reviewer "An Engagement Challenge/Challenge Series by Kiru Taye is an engaging contemporary novel" and she "really enjoyed this novel and will be looking for more from Kiru Taye."
You can check out the rest of the review here.

An Engagement Challenge is now available in paperback and ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Diesel-books, WHSmith and All Romance eBooks.

PS: The winners of the BBB Summer event giveaway are:
Wendy D.

Congratulations! Contact me and let me know which of my ebooks you'd like and in which format.

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

#BeachBookBlast Summer Launch Event

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Summer Books Launch Event hosted by Beach Book Blast. We are excited about sharing our new books with you. There are loads of fun and games going on between 15 and 18 August.

Here on my blog you can enter to win any one of my books of your choice by completing the rafflecopter below. Simply follow the instructions.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
You can also download a copy of A Valentine Challenge from Amazon FREE on 15 & 16 August.
As you know Her Protector (Men of Valor, 3.5) is also free to download. Click here to select your preferred format. It's not available on Amazon yet but you can also download it from Smashwords.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Yay! 14 August is #TweetIgbo day

Hello readers. TweetIgbo day is back hosted by Most of you know my first language is Igbo, the predominant language in South East Nigeria, the region I set my current historical romance Men of Valor series.

I don't get to speak much of it these days, living in the UK. But I totally support all projects to sustain it for the future.

TweetIgbo is awareness raising event. Twitter users are encouraged to tweet in Igbo throughout the day using the hashtags #tweetigbo or #twitterigbo. I know most of my readers do not speak or read Igbo. But I'd still love your support with retweets, please.

Here are some Igbo facts:
There are approximately 30 million Igbo speaking people worldwide. Outside of Nigeria, you'll find them in USA, UK, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Equitorial Guinea, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Japan, St Lucia, Canada, St Kitts & Nevis, and Guyana amongt other countries.

So we are your neighbours. Join us to celebrate TweetIgbo day on twitter on Tuesday. And to spice things up, I'll be giving away copies of one of the Men of Valor books throughout the day. So don't miss it.  :)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Keeping The Faith #Olympic #Inspiration

Hello friends and readers. Welcome to the month of August. Yes, I know. I’m a few days behind. Seems to be the story of my life at the moment. J
Before I get to today’s post, I want to announce the winners of recent giveaways on my blog and on the His Princess virtual book tour via Breathless Press.
Kemi wins a copy of Tease by Deatri King-Bey from her recent visit to my blog here.
Laurie and Fdigsby win copies of His Princess from the VBT last week.
Congratulations to the winners! To everyone else, check back regularly for other giveaways.
So back to today’s post.
The month of July was a very weird month for me. I can say it’s my worst month this year. I’ve been off my game, haven’t done any writing and struggled to meet my other commitments, which is unlike me.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Breathless Press Birthday Bash

August is Birthday Month for my publisher Breathless Press. There are quite a few events lined up including FREE READS, a scavenger hunt and 30% discount across all Breathless Press titles at Breathless Press and All Romance eBooks!

I wrote a short story titled Her Protector (Men of Valor 3.5) which is now available to download FREE from Breathless Press, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks.

You can also buy any of my books in Men of Valor series with 30% discount via Breathless Press or All Romance eBooks throughout August 2012.

Finally, there's a scavenger hunt on 24 - 27 August with a grand prize of a 50 BOOK Library worth over $150. Yes, that's right. $150. So make sure you come back to participate when it's time.

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.
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.

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!
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.
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.

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.
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 @

2 ebook copies of HIS PRINCESS - Denise Covey (denise.covey @ & 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

Friday, 29 June 2012

Romantic Friday Writers: Stuck In The Middle

Hello everyone! I'm glad to be back with Romantic Friday Writers. This week’s challenge is to write 400 words of prose or poetry or excerpt to the theme Stuck In The Middle.

I'm taking a break from a hectic schedule. All I can say is that I'm looking forward to some downtime this summer.

So I've chosen a snippet from An Engagement Challenge. You can read the blurb here.

In this scene, the heroine Ijay discovers that her fiancé Vincent and her ex Paul know each other. Guess who’s stuck in the middle. LOL. 

Yes, I know it's not supposed to be about love triangles. But I hope you enjoy reading it anyway.

Word count: 396

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