Sunday, 8 July 2018

You Complicate Things | Forest Girl #SexySnippet #AAromance @EmpiBaryeh

Hi and welcome to another sexy snippet. I took a break while preparing for the release of Forest Girl. Now it's out and I can share a few more sexy snippets to whet your appetite. 

Today's snippet highlights Michael's dilemma as indicated in paragraph 2 of the blurb (yea, I got all academic - hehe). This piece and what follows in the scene set the tone for my hero's conflict.


Enjoy 💕


Saturday, 7 July 2018

#BookReview: LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND LOTS OF DOGS by Ellen Whyte @WTMOreads @AuthorAJAdams


"A Sweet,Funny, and Adorable Romance" - Roxie's Reviews

💕💕Love, Laughter, and Lots of Dogs💕💕
A Pawsome Romance by Ellen Whyte 
A standalone novel
 50,000 words Price: $2.99

FREE TO READ ON KU

Kelly Taylor’s homemade pet treat business is taking off. Even better, utterly yummy Lord Cory Winthrop, the man she had a teenage crush on, asks her out for dinner.

Back on a lightning visit home, Cory Winthrop runs into his childhood friend, Kelly. Captivated by her happy nature, he becomes determined to win her heart.

However, finding true love is never easy. Kelly worries she may not fit into Cory’s spectacularly glamorous lifestyle. To complicate matters, Cory’s banking career is at a crossroads, and his evil ex is about to come rocketing back into his life.

Will Cory and Kelly be able to overcome their difficulties and live happily ever after?

A warm, light-hearted small town romance with a curvy girl and a very hunky billionaire banker. Featuring Hamish, the adorable rescue puppy.

#Wintrop #Romance


What The Reviewers Are Saying
"What an adorable cute even funny at times romance story" - Paula D on Goodreads.
"What a totally delightful read!" Miri on Goodreads.
"...who wouldn’t love them...I absolutely did" - 

Buy Links

My Review

Monday, 2 July 2018

Bound to Liberty by Kiru Taye #Pre-Order #Giveaway @KiruTaye

❤PRE-ORDER❤


Title: Bound To Liberty
Series: Bound, Book 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance, LGBT, African-American, Romantic Suspense

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As if life isn’t tough enough for James Coker, rejected and nearly killed by family, he is also a closeted gay man in a country where being gay is outlawed. So when the first man he's ever loved gets engaged to a woman, James’s solution to heartbreak is to indulge in a holiday fling.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

RWOWA will be at #AfricaWrites2018 #bookfair July 1 @rwowa

Hello, readers and lovers of African romance! I'm here to tell you about Africa Writes, an annual book festival in the UK, organised by the Royal African Society. The venue is The British Library.

This year, Romance Writers of West Africa (aka RWOWA)  will have a stand at the book fair showcasing books by RWOWA authors - of which I am one. While I won't be there myself, my books Chancing Faith and Forest Girl will be available (on sale), and they will be in good company (as you can see below), so make a date and don't miss out!


In addition to  all the wonderful books, award-winning author, Kiru Taye, will be there in person signing her books.

There will be lots of swag, including these gorgeous RWOWA mugs!



Join our Facebook event and add it to your calendar: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808565959452183/

And visit the RWOWA stand on Sunday July 1st at Africa Writes 2018.
Venue: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

I'm at the Sizzling Summer Party #TRRParty

I'm featured today at the Sizzling Summer Party  Join me and over 100 other authors in celebrating romance.

Discover new authors and books, Play games, join the fun and win prizes!

Join the Party!

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

OUT NOW: Forest Girl by Empi Baryeh @EmpiBaryeh #AARomance #Africa #Giveaway




Title: FOREST GIRL
Author: Empi Baryeh
Genre: Multicultural Romance, Africa
Length: Full length novel


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Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy?

Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl.

Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped.

Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late?


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(PS. written in UK English)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

#BookReview: Bound to Fate by Kiru Taye @kirutaye




I chose to read Bound to Fate (Bound series #1) by Kiru Taye since I read and enjoyed the sequel Bound to Ransom (#2). Since my normal preference would have been to start from book 1, I decided to rectify that.

Here's the Blurb

Lara Johnson is coping with the emotional scars of losing both parents in a tragic incident and facing the challenges of starting a new school. Getting involved in a relationship isn't on her priority list. Certainly not this illicit desire for a man, who demands the best from her, yet leaves her breathless in his presence. 

All Ike Thomas wants to do is to keep out of trouble and get through the one year internship required for his degree program. But trouble finds him, in the form of an intelligent and brave girl who turns his world upside down. Falling in love is forbidden. So why does it feel so right? 

A love like theirs cannot be denied. But catastrophe lies in wait and one night changes their lives forever. 

Bound to Fate is a story about surviving tragedy, forgiveness, and the overwhelming love that pulls through against the odds. 

Content warning: This book contains scenes that might be triggering for some readers. 


MY REVIEW

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Why did he have to be...perfect | Read Chapter One: Part 4 of Forest Girl #ComingSoon #PreOrder #AAromance

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A huge thank you to those who came by the past four weeks to read the excerpts, and especially to all who left me a comment. I hope you enjoy this week's excerpt too.

If you missed the first two posts, here are the links:

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Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy?

Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl.

Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped.

Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late?



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(and all other Amazon outlets)
(more outlets coming soon) 


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(PS. written in UK English)

Her heart thudded. Already? The excitement in her friend’s eyes meant only one thing, and yet, she had to ask, “Who?”
“Your husband. He arrived yesterday.”
Esi’s throat went dry, and her heart pounded. “Don’t be silly. When did you ever attend my marriage ceremony?”
“You know I’m talking about Yaw Badu.”
The mere mention of his name still caused her heart to beat like the town crier’s drums. Michael Yaw Badu. How could she ever forget him? His handsome face—an unmistakable feature—his intelligence and diligence, with an almost offensive sense of determination. People said he could be proud and had a jealous streak, but that was so long ago. He would have changed by now. She just knew it.
“Yaw Badu.” She sighed.
A ripple of excitement forked through her. Talk of his return had been rampant lately, although no one had said exactly when he’d arrive. Knowing he was already here made her heart skip several beats. Still vivid in her mind were memories of days in their youth, when she and Mansa had both wished he would take notice of them. In time, Mansa’s infatuation had faded, but Esi’s hadn’t.
“With hair like soft black cotton,” Mansa added, fanning the flames of Esi’s excitement. “I haven’t seen him yet, but I hear he’s even more handsome than before.”
Esi couldn’t picture how he could be more handsome. He’d always been the best-looking man she’d ever known.
“I hear he’s studied a lot about the way the Whiteman farms,” Mansa said. “How do you suppose they do it?”
“Don’t you remember what our teachers told us? They add chemicals—fertilisers—to the soil, so the plants can have more food and grow faster,” she explained.
Usually, her response would have been due to her desire to share her knowledge, but right now, she was more interested in changing the subject.
“Some of us didn’t have the chance to go to school for as long as you did.” Oblivious to Esi’s discomfort, Mansa went on, “Do you suppose he has a wife in Accra? Maybe even a white woman.”
She hadn’t allowed herself to think about the possibility, which would bring all her dreams to a crashing halt. Perhaps she had been silly still fantasising of becoming his wife when he’d had nothing but a passing awareness of her.
Excitement continued to brew within her as the alternative to Mansa’s comment imposed itself on her mind. What if he hadn’t found a wife? Would she see him? Would he recognise her? What if he didn’t? There were too many questions without answers.
Suddenly, the ‘good news’ of Michael’s arrival didn’t feel good anymore. 
“I have to go,” Mansa said. “I just passed by to tell you.”
Esi returned to the kitchen after bidding goodbye to her friend.
“What did she want?” her mother asked.
Esi took in a breath, releasing it slowly. “She says Yaw Badu has arrived in Ebinom.”
“Thanks to Ɔdomankoma,” her mother offered a prayer. “I know Maame Badu has been anxious to see her son again.”
As she returned her attention to the soup, Esi’s whole frame shivered with anxiety at the very thought of his nearness. It was a most uncomfortable feeling, which scared her and excited her all at once. Oh, why did she feel this way? Why hadn’t she grown up, like Mansa, after all these years?
When she went to bed at night, sleep eluded her. She tossed and turned until, at a certain point, she had to give up the effort to sleep. Sitting up in bed, she rubbed her sweat-glazed skin, shivering so much that she thought she’d fall sick.
On the other half of the bed, Abena slept peacefully, and Esi envied her. Why couldn’t she feel free to sleep like her sister? She burned with anger at herself for not understanding her feelings and with him for being so…perfect.
How was she ever going to have some sleep when every single blink of her eyes brought her images of Michael Badu?

I hope you enjoyed teh Did you enjoy this excerpt? Please, leave me a comment and remember to come back next week for my release party.

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Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: Her Perfect Catch by K. L. Brady #PBCReviews





It's June! That means we're back with our (now) once-every-two-months three-in-one reviews (phew, that was a mouth full). We chose Her Perfect Catch, which is book 1 in the Playmaker series by K. L. Brady.


Here's the blurb:


A CATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

When Melanie got hit in the head with a football, Jet got struck in the heart with Cupid's arrow. Only one thing stands between them and forever -- her sexy best friend, Dylan.

Nerdy sportswriter Melanie Vincent is always one step from happiness--close enough to see it but too far to reach it. She fell in love with the man she could never have – and a dream job that is circling the drain. But all that is about to change. After years of pining for Dylan, her sexy best friend, she’s finally given up on the wish that he’ll ever see her as more than a buddy, but there’s still hope for saving her once-successful sports blog—if Mel could just find one big sports story. 

All she needs is a lucky break to turn her life around – and thanks to years of faithful dog sitting, she finally gets it. 

Mel is gifted with a pair of Super Bowl tickets for her years of faithful care and feeding of an adorable Jack-a-poo. With Dylan along for the ride, she arrives for the big show and is thrust into a chance encounter with her favorite football star, wide receiver Jet Jamison. Their “instant connection” leads to the inside scoop on the biggest story of her career – and maybe the love of a lifetime.

HER PERFECT CATCH is a sweet, charming story filled with enough romance, hilarity, and drama to keep the pages turning and the heart warm. Pick up this story today and discover why we can never take love for granted or the perfect catch may slip through our grasp. 


MY REVIEW

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

He has returned | Read Chapter one: Part 3 of Forest Girl #ComingSoon #PreOrder #AAromance

2 Weeks to release day!

A huge thank you to those who came by the past three weeks to read the excerpts, and especially to all who left me a comment. I hope you enjoy this week's excerpt too.

If you missed the first two posts, here are the links:

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He fell in love with her at first sight, 
but didn't recognize her when he saw her again.


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Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy?

Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl.

Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped.

Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late?


¸.•´¨¸.•´¨PRE-ORDER¸.•´¨¸.•´¨
(and all other Amazon outlets)
(more outlets coming soon) 



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(PS. written in UK English)
Here's Chapter one: part three where we meet Esi.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Sizzling Summer Party #TRRParty

The Sizzling Summer Party is on from today 1 June until 30 June. Join over 100 authors in celebrating romance. Discover new authors and books, Play games, join the fun and win prizes!

PS. You will need to register and be logged in at TRR before they can play the game. Registration is free and easy.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

He didn’t have to dream of home | Chapter One: Part 2 of Forest Girl #ComingSoon #PreOrder #AAromance

It's 3 Weeks to release day! (I'm gearing up for my happy dance)

A huge thank you to those who came by the past two weeks to read the excerpts, and especially to all who left me a comment. I hope you enjoy this week's excerpt too.

If you missed the first two posts, here are the links:


¸.•´¨¸.•´¨ BLURB¸.•´¨¸.•´¨
Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy?

Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl.

Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped.

Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late?



¸.•´¨¸.•´¨PRE-ORDER NOW¸.•´¨¸.•´¨
(and all other Amazon outlets)
(more outlets coming soon)



¸.•´¨¸.•´¨EXCERPT¸.•´¨¸.•´¨
(PS. written in UK English)
Here's Chapter one: part two where we get to know more about Michael.