Friday, 7 December 2018

Spotlight: Love Unexpected Romance by Delaney Diamond | @DelaneyDiamond @honmagpr


the blind date by delaney diamond

Series: Love Unexpected (Book 1)
Standalone: Yes
Publisher: Garden Avenue Press
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Interracial
Heat Level: Sensual

One night changes everything . . . again.

Years ago, when Ryan Stewart saw Shawna Ferguson, it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, he wasn’t a free man, and his deception caused him to lose her after a weekend that changed his life.

When Shawna’s sister and brother-in-law set her up on a blind date, she has no idea it’s with Ryan, with whom she’d spent a weekend she wishes she could forget. She reluctantly agrees to finish the date with him, but doing so leaves her vulnerable to his charms and the heat he ignited in her that very first night. 


the wrong man by delaney diamond

Series: Love Unexpected (Book 2)
Standalone: Yes
Publisher: Garden Avenue Press
Publication Date: November 18, 2013
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Interracial
Heat Level: Sensual

They have nothing in common. So why can’t they stay away from each other?

Construction foreman Tomas Molina has no desire to settle down. He enjoys the single life too much, with all the choices of women available to him. But when ad executive Talia Jackson becomes single again, they start an affair that has him questioning his beliefs about relationships. And the next thing he knows, he’s the one demanding exclusivity.

Talia Jackson has always done what’s right. Gone to the right schools, worn the right clothes, and married the right man. Seeking a boost when her marriage ends in divorce, she finds comfort in the arms of Tomas Molina, a man who makes her feel alive in a way she never has before. Then an unexpected result of their affair forces her to make a tough decision—stay in the world she’s known all her life, or make a future with the man she’s grown to love. 

Spotlight: His Until Midnight by Reese Ryan | #12DaysofDesire


Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction
Standalone: Yes
Publication Date: December 1, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Interracial
Heat Level: Sensual

To the highest bidder goes…

A friendship with benefits?

When Tessa Noble takes the stage at a charity auction after a sexy makeover, her best friend, Ryan Bateman, must place the winning bid. It’s definitely not because he’s jealous. Their weekend getaway is a ploy for positive press…or so the rancher tells himself. But soon things take an unexpected turn from platonic to passionate, catapulting the couple far beyond the friend zone…


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Excerpt

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Spotlight: Pushing Thirty by Nicole Ryse | #ChickLit #SweetRomance




Standalone: Yes
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Genres: Romance, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
Heat Level: Sweet


BLURB

29-year-old viral TV blogger Zaahira Ramsey has it all, except peace. She’s built a fortress of protection around her heart as big as her coily hair. But when Chris Samuels enters her life, ready to unpack everything she’s been carrying, will she put up a fight? Or will the scrappy know-it-all fold under the pressure?

Camille Downing has lived most of her 29 years in the shadows of other people. As a top-notch executive assistant, she makes the impossible possible while taking none of the credit. But when she meets flashy and outgoing Jemel Jones, he makes her question why she’s been constantly selling herself short. Can she let go? Or will he push her too far out of her comfort zone?

Terry Baldwin can’t even. With three kids under her belt at 29, and a husband who acts like child number four, she’s slowly losing her mind. With her family falling apart at the seams, Terry decides to get a job. Can she be a full-time employee and mother? Or will the weight of adulting finally send her over the edge?

Grab your copy of Pushing Thirty today for only $1.99!
(limited time only)
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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Meet Ogonna Moneke from The Governor's Wife by Amaka Azie | #CharacterInterview @AmakaAzie

Hello fans and readers!

I'm pleased to bring you this interview with Ogonna Moneke the heroine from The Governor’s Wife by Amaka Azie. I've been dying to sink my teeth into this book, since reading The Senator's Daughter.

Good day, Ogonna, and welcome to my blog. Please introduce yourself to my readers
I am Ogonna Moneke, the founder of Soaring Eagles, a charity supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse. A survivor myself, I am devoted to making my safehouse a haven for women who have escaped the clutches of an abusive partner. I consider this my greatest achievement.

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you: 
I have a phobia of spiders. I freeze up and become temporarily paralysed when a spider crosses my path. My boyfriend who loves animals and insects always teases me about it.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Meet Princess Amira Saene | His Defiant Princess by Nana Prah #RHOSaene #Excerpt #Giveaway

Author: Nana Prah
Series: Royal House of Saene #1
Genre: Interracial, Contemporary Romance
Release DateDecember 14, 2018

BLURB

Princess Amira Saene has always done the right thing when it came to her beloved Kingdom of Bagumi. Yet her unorthodox online relationship with a man across the sea has derailed her from cultural norms. She doesn’t care. After a year of communicating, the man she’s developed feelings for comes to visit. Their chemistry is intense and she tumbles the rest of the way into love. With the threat of war looming over her country, Amira is thrown in the middle as a peacemaker through an arranged marriage.

Jake Pettersen never thought he’d meet the woman of his dreams, much less online. Flying thousands of miles to West Africa to meet her verifies that the feelings he’s developed are real. Too bad her family doesn’t think he’s worthy of her. When he learns that Amira has been betrothed, he must decide whether fight for her or accept the loss for the sake of her homeland.
Is their happiness worth the devastation of her country?

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EXCERPT


Amira Saene paced in her eldest brother’s office. Zawadi, the next king of Bagumi watched her for a moment, shook his head with a deep frown, and returned his attention to his computer.


Adrenaline wouldn’t allow her to sit as she waited for Jake to arrive. When had her stomach ever been tied in such knots? As a princess, she’d been trained to remain cool and composed at all times. It would’ve been ideal for her nerves to remember that as she gnawed on her manicured nails.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

#BookRelease: In These Streets by Shelly Ellis | @ellisromance @honmagpr

They beat the odds and turned their lives around. But now three best friends will go head-to-head with ambition, deception--and each other . . .

BLURB

Derrick. Ricky. Jamal. One's responsible; one's still a player; one's upwardly-mobile. Sentenced to the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute at twelve, they grabbed the chance for better futures. They stayed tight even when their lives diverged--but the times . . . they are a-changing.

New deputy mayor Jamal is anti-corruption, which means severing ties with Ricky, now a "criminally-adjacent" businessman. But political power plays and unrequited love will lead Jamal to a lethal choice . . .

Ricky doesn't mind running a front for DC's biggest drug dealer, but when he pursues a sexy customer at his strip club and discovers she's a cop, any wrong move could end Ricky's good times permanently . . .

Now the Institute's new leader, Derrick is torn between his job and his fiancée, Melissa. But when a cute new instructor who supports him and his mission arrives, he wonders if he should leave Melissa behind, not the Institute. However, this dilemma is nothing compared to a problem brewing right under his nose, and the fallout will strike at the heart of the three friends' bond--and put more than their survival on the line . . .

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EXCERPT

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Chancing Faith Wins 3rd Place Ayi Kwei Armah Novel Award 2018 #ChancingFaith @empibaryeh

Hi folks!

First of all, let me wish my American friends and fans a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones. Over here, in Ghana, we don't have an official Thanksgiving, but we've certainly already got into the spirit of the Holidays.

I have some good news to share.

 Last night, Chancing Faith won third place (out of twenty-one entries) in the 'novel' category of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) Literary Awards 2018. The novel category of the awards is named after renowned Ghanaian author, Ayi Kwei Armah, who is known for The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born.

I can't tell you how thrilled I am, not just for winning this award, but especially because a romance novel placed so high in a general fiction award.

While I have some general Women's Fiction in the works (more on that in due course), this award has affirmed my choice to focus more on the romance genre as a Ghanaian author. The recognition of romance fiction on an equal standing as general fiction is the icing on the cake, as far as I'm concerned.

Check out my Instagram post for a few more photos from last night.

mP

Friday, 16 November 2018

Royal House of Saene | by @nanaprah @empibaryeh @kirutaye #CoverReveal #RHOSaene #LoveAfricaPress #Giveaway


Welcome to the Sovereign Kingdom of Bagumi
The Kingdom of Bagumi is one of the last intact African monarch states. Treaties and alliances over several centuries have ensured their continued dominance in the region.

Each generation of the powerful and proud Royal House of Saene is bound by loyalty to their family and duty to protecting their nation.

However, soon, long-trusted traditions come under attack and change becomes inevitable, especially when love clashes with duty.

Royal House of Saene: The Princesses
#RHOSAENE #LOVEAFRICAPRESS
Release Date: Dec 14, 2018
Published by: Love Africa Press

The long-standing, distinguished Royal House of Saene is about to be rocked by three sexy, determined interlopers. Princesses Amira, India and Isha may have to choose between sacrificing their hearts or their kingdom.

Book 1: A spoilt princess and a commoner … a match made online.
Book 2: A widowed princess and a reluctant king … a match shrouded in suspicion.
Book 3: A crusading princess and a freedom fighter … a match built on conflict.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Book Release: Captivated By His Love by Chiquita Dennie | #304Publishing #HonMagPR #Giveaway #JaniceandCarlo


She could choose to walk away, but will her decision lead to heartache or to a happily-ever-after?

Janice is on a new path after graduating college and living her dreams in the corporate world. She’s managed to handle the dating world with no commitments. After her last relationship in college ended abruptly, she wants to focus on herself and build a solid foundation. Unfortunately for her, the return of her ex-boyfriend isn’t getting her any closer to that goal.

When she meets Carlo, a mob boss who’s as sexy as he is deadly, she can’t help but be intrigued. But his lifestyle is at direct odds with what she wants in life and love. Carlo, however, isn’t making things easy for her.

She could choose to walk away, but will her decision lead to heartache or to a happily-ever-after?

Warning: Adult Content, steamy sex scenes, violence, sensitive subjects for some readers cause trigger, Spinoff from Antonio and Sabrina series. Recommended to read the Antonio and Sabrina series first for context. Can be read as a standalone.

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Excerpt

Saturday, 3 November 2018

OPEN TOUR - Royal House of Saene: The Princesses | #ComingSoon #RHoS @nanaprah @empibaryeh @kirutaye



his defiant princess by nana prah

his inherited princess by empi baryeh

his captive princess by kiru taye

Series: Royal House of Saene: The Princesses
Stand-Alone: yes
Publisher: Love Africa Press
Publication Date:  December 14, 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Interracial
Heat Level: Sensual

The Kingdom on Bagumi is one of the last intact African monarch states. Treaties and alliances over several centuries have ensured their continued dominance in the region.

Each generation of the powerful and proud Royal House of Saene is bound by loyalty to their family and duty to protecting their nation.

However, soon, long-trusted traditions come under attack and change becomes inevitable, especially when love clashes with duty. Princesses Amira, India and Isha may have to choose between sacrificing their hearts or their kingdom.


Cover Reveal: November 16, 2018
Book Tour: December 17-21, 2018
Release Boost: January 14, 2019
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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Summers' Deceit (Hunters Trilogy Book 1) Review Tour Author: Sara J. Bernhardt




Synopsis:
Jane Callahan is a reclusive, seventeen year old high school student dealing with the death of her beloved brother. Her home in Southern California with her mother is a constant reminder of her loss and pain.

In hopes of escaping her painful past she moves to North Bend Oregon to live with her father. There she meets a beautiful, boy named Aidan Summers. Jane is intrigued by his looks as well as his unusual ways of attempting to get her attention. After months of unusual conversation and frustration, an uncertain romance brews between Jane and Aidan, but Aidan has a ghastly secret that can destroy everything




MY REVIEW

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Sold! His Inherited Princess by Empi Baryeh #RoyalHouseOfSaene @EmpiBaryeh @LoveAfricaPress

I'm thrilled to announce my upcoming book, His Inherited Princess, book 2 of a multi-author romance series, the Royal House of Saene, from  Love Africa Press. The first installment of the series features three feisty African princesses and their journeys to love.

Coming soon!
Come back in a few weeks for our cover reveal party!

Love Africa Press, a publisher that celebrates all things African in romantic fiction. I'm particularly excited about this series being available on online platforms that are accessible to readers living in Africa.



LAP is currently accepting submissions for: romantic fiction, women's fiction, urban fantasy and thrillers. Make sure to follow the LAP submission guidelines.

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Meet me at the Pa Gya! Literary Festival | #PaGya2018 @writerspg

It's confirmed! I am scheduled to be at the Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra, taking place from Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October, 2018. 

Join me on Saturday, 20 October, 2018, from 4 - 5 p.m. for readings from Forest Girl and a discussion on the romance genre in Ghana. Copies of Chancing Faith will also be available.


Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra is a literary arts festival put together by the Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana. The festival was created to bring together writers and lovers of literature to enjoy readings, create networks, and foster friendships and collaborations between writers and the public.

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mP

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: Mail Order Bride: Mail Order Mayor by Ashley Walter

Hi folks! Happy Halloween month. We're back with our 3-for-1 review, so after you're done here, don't forget to check out reviews from Prah and Constantine. 

We went to the wild west :-) and found Mail Order Bride: Mail Order Mayor by Ashley Walter

Here's the blurb:
Some mail-order brides have secrets... sometimes, so do their husbands. 

Cadence Fairbanks was supposed to be a mail-order bride, until things went wrong.  

She’d left her old life behind her and tried to start over, but the man she was supposed to marry is back. 


He wants a second chance. 

Cadence doesn't know if she loves him anymore. 

Or does she? 

Austin Wilkes has to prove himself to her. But he’s got his own secrets, and he's still mourning for his first wife and child. 
She's not sure she can trust him, but he's not sure he can trust her. 

When the women of Angel's Reach start to go missing, Cadence vows to hunt down their kidnapper. Austin promises to help her, and the two embark on a journey that will teach them things aren't always what they seem. 

Can Cadence and Austin find the missing women before she becomes one herself? 




MY REVIEW

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Caine Prize for African Writing #PublishedShortStories #WritingCompetition

Hi folks!

It's been a while since I posted. I've been hiding in my editing cave polishing a story for submission. I am happy to announce that I've submitted and ready to embark on the next hero and heroine's journey.



Today, though, I'm here to mention the Caine Prize for African Writing, a registered charity whose aim is to bring African writing to a wider audience using our annual literary award. In addition to administering the Prize, the charity also works to connect readers with African writers through a series of public events, as well as helping emerging writers in Africa to enter the world of mainstream publishing through the annual Caine Prize writers’ workshop which takes place in a different African country each year.

The deadline to enter the 2019 Prize is 31st January 2019.

From what I gather, the prize is only for published, short stories (3000 - 10000 words) and can ony be submitted by a publisher.

There are extensive guidelines for entering, so check them out.

Wishing all entrants the best of luck.

mP