Monday, December 17, 2018

New Book - Christmas Project

Hi readers,

#Monday #WorkDay #NewIdea #NewProject #ChrsitmasProject #newBook #LatePost

Jeans to work on a Monday? Hell Yeah!

Actually, jeans everyday of the week? It's not something I ever imagined, but 👍.

Anyway, I work in the Civil Engineering and Construction industry, and I don't go to site as often as I should, but I made plans last week to go to a few to complete some tasks.

As I prepared for the visits, something struck; a new idea. I thought I was done writing for the year, but last Friday, I began plotting and putting all the story elements together, and on Saturday, I wrote the first chapter of the book.

Now, I can't wait to close from work each day or for the weekend, and I don't think I would be resting this Christmas break as planned, because I can't stop thinking about the story.

Want to know what the story is about? Check out the title and the image below:

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Five days to go - All That Glitters

Hi readers,

#Sunday #Restday

Excited? I am. It's five days to the release of my novella titled "All That Glitters," and I can't wait to share it with you all.

For those of you who also can't wait and want to get a taste of what is to come, the book is now available for pre-order on major ebook distribution platforms like Amazon and Smashwords, and also on Okadabooks.

As a special offer, I've added a few chapters of my unpublished novel titled "Like Never Before." It was written earlier this year before "When It's Murder" and "All That Glitters." It's my second attempt at a love story, and one that doesn't involve the police or any detectives, although we briefly meet a private eye 😀.

See the cover and description below:

Friday, December 7, 2018

More Christmas BOOK SALE

Hi readers,

#Friday #TGIF #MoreGoodNews #MoreBookSale #Hohoho

I hope you all are doing well, and preparing for your weekend reads!

I have more good news because the book sale I'm doing this December has extended to two more bookshops in Victoria Island (Terra Kulture) and Ikeja (Trans-Atlantic Bookshop) to cover more areas in Lagos (check out the flyer for more information).

It's still for my full-length realistic fiction novel titled "Twenty-One Days."

Remember the book? It's a first of its kind, and loved by many, both young and old. It's both educating and entertaining, and it's filled with scandals.

What happens in camp, stays in camp (but not this time).

You still have enough time to get your holiday read and your holiday gifts... hurry now, before the sales end.

Please tell someone to tell someone to tell someone, and share the flyers as much as you can.

#ManyThanks

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas has come early - BOOK SALE

 Hi readers,

#NewMonth #December #Goodnews #BookSale #HoHoHo

I hope you all are doing well.

Christmas has come early this year because I'm doing two major book sales online and offline throughout the month of December 2018.

It's for my full-length realistic fiction novel titled "Twenty-One Days."

Remember the book? It's a first of its kind, and loved by many, both young and old. It's both educating and entertaining, and it's filled with scandals.

What happens in camp, stays in camp (but not this time).

I'm giving many readers out there the opportunity to get the book at a reduced price to support literacy and reading, especially for those who can't afford to buy a lot of books this season.

The book is available at Patabah Books LTD at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall in Surulere, Lagos, and online via Okadabooks.com (check out the flyers for more information).

Now you have enough time to get your holiday read and your holiday gifts for family and friends, and even foes... okay, just kidding.

You can get the book as a gift for students, recent graduates, even youth corps members (they would appreciate). You can also use the book in your book clubs and reading groups, or give them out at your church or in hospitals. You can make a lot of people smile this month.

Hurry now, before the sales end.

Please tell someone to tell someone to tell someone, and share the flyers as much as you can.

#ManyThanks

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

I need your vote... please vote.

Hello all,

Two blog posts in one day? I guess I'm finally getting active on social media, at least for today 😁.

Anyway, I have a huge request for you all... once again, I need your votes.

So, it's that time of the year again... the time to hunt for the 50 Best Indie Books of the year. My baby's book "Mama, It's Me!" has been nominated. Could you help me vote, and help my baby bag this one? The book is the first of its kind... a story of the before-life.

To vote, please visit: http://www.readfree.ly/50-best-indie-books-2018/ and click on "Others" as the category. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tick the 4th option "Mama, It's Me!"

(I believe there's also a direct link to the page here: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-best-indie-books-2018/)

The good thing is that, you don't have to have read the book to vote, but if you want to read it, I can gift you an e-copy. Would you like that? If yes, please vote, and let me know that you have voted via email (laybels at g mail dot com), and I will reply with a copy of the book. Alternatively, you can ask for a different book to read if you prefer.

Voting is open until the 3rd of December 2018, so you have until that time to ask for one of my books to read after voting.

Thank you so much in advance for voting and accepting to be a part of my success story.

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Newest Active Member - International Thriller Writers

Hi readers,

#Greetings #HappySaturday #TGIS #GoodNews

Say hello to the newest Active Member of the International Thriller Writers - ITW... ME!

Okay, I'm five days old, as my membership was granted on the 19th of November 2018.

No one knows what this means to me to officially be an Active Member of the organization, to learn, share and give back, and most especially, to be able to contribute to literacy and to the improvement of reading culture the best way I can.

Why is this important to me? Well, because I was turned down in 2013, LOL.

In November 2013, I self-published my first novel (The XIth Hour, Psychological Thriller/Suspense) and short story (Closed Door, Mystery/Suspense). This was before I developed "Closed Door" into a Novella, and a series (Angela Hunter Series). I was new to the self-publishing world, so I wanted to participate in events, become an active member in several organizations for writers, and just improve on my writing.

I came across ITW, as I had only written thrillers at the time, and I sent in an application to join the organization. I also sent in my novel and short story for the International Thriller Award, but I wasn't considered because I wasn't a member. In fact, they asked me which of my books qualified me for membership. The answer was none. So I didn't follow up on that.

For my request to become an active member, I was told that ITW was new to accepting self-published authors, but they would review my application and get back to me.

Fast forward three months, on February 2014, I received feedback on my application. After review by the board, I wasn't granted membership. The board asked me to consider re-applying for active membership when I become a bit more established in the self-publishing world. To be honest, I didn't remember reading that email after I closed it, but I saved it in a folder.

When I was about to create a new folder for ITW five days ago, I came across the old folder and read the rejection email again. I smiled, because now I know that I'm a lot more established in the self-publishing world, and even better, as I got a publishing deal with "Black Rose Writing" for my upcoming novel titled "When It's Murder."

Thanks to BRW, as my publisher and for giving my book a chance, I was able to join ITW.

Back then, five years ago, I had only one published novel and one published short story, but today, I have six novels (with the seventh to be published on 14 March 2019), five novellas (with the sixth to be published on 14 December 2018) and six short stories... and many more others to come.


I'm looking forward to an amazing experience with ITW, and I'll be bringing you updates on the publishing progress of "When It's Murder."

Literary Yours,
CMO.


Friday, November 23, 2018

Book Review: 30/30: Short Stories On Love, Life And Other Such Nonsense

Book description:

A collection of short stories discussing love, life, loneliness, culture, sexism, the human condition, sex and other such interesting topics.

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Fantastic storytelling and writing in this collection of short stories. I loved the author’s play of words, the dialogue used, and the topics he wrote about. I liked the titles of the stories, and also liked that some stories were sequels to other stories. In the short but infrequent time I spent reading the book, I knew each character, so when their names came up again, I got excited to know what more they were up to.

The first short story “Lady In Waiting: A Tale Of Loneliness” was a nice one, and had a few twists in the just few pages that it had. I read it twice because I enjoyed it.