Friday, August 9, 2019

Book Review: The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives

Book description:

To the dismay of her ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce children and her husband's persistent bellyache is a sign that things are not as they should be. Bolanle is too educated for the 'white garment conmen' Baba Segi would usually go to for fertility advice, so he takes her to hospital to discover the cause of her barrenness. Weaving the voices of Baba Segi and his four competing wives into a portrait of a clamorous household of twelve, Lola Shoneyin evokes an extraordinary Nigerian family in splashes of vibrant colour.

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This book had an amazing plot/story, if only the delivery/storytelling was as good. It did have a lot of nice, funny and memorable moments where I laughed out loud and had to go back to reread, but there were a few things wrong with it as well.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Book Titles Challenge - A Short Story

Hello all,

As we end this month, let me drop a short story.

Ever since I published Like Never Before, people around me have been using it in sentences... especially the ANA (Association of Nigerian Authors) chairman, who just inspired me to write a short story with all my titles.

So here goes:

Friday, July 12, 2019

Book Preview: Like Never Before (Chapter Five)

Hi readers,

As I count down to the release of my upcoming romance novel, I'll be sharing chapters of the book every other week.

Here's the fifth and final chapter, and I hope you enjoy it:

Chapter Five: Five-minute walk

It was the sound of her ringing phone that woke her up. Chiny didn’t know where the sound was coming from, as she couldn’t remember where she had flung her purse when she returned from her outing. The phone kept ringing and she tried to ignore it by putting a pillow over her head, but the caller was persistent. She staggered out of bed, found her purse and took the phone out to see who it was. It was Nneka calling.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Book Preview: Like Never Before (Chapter Four)

Hi readers,

#TwoWeeksToGo #14 #July

As I count down to the release of my upcoming romance novel, I'll be sharing chapters of the book every other week.

Here's the fourth chapter, and I hope you enjoy it:

Chapter Four: Four New Movies

Chiny was too intoxicated to keep her eyes on the road and admire the city of Nice at night. She had never been this drunk in her life, but she felt good. She caressed the leather interior of the Aston Martin Vanquish, and smiled within, with her eyes shut tight; she didn’t want the moment to pass.

“Are you okay?” David asked, glancing at her from the driver’s seat.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Short Story: Can They Hear Me?

Hello all,

I don’t think I’ve ever cried as hard as I did after reading of the tragic passing of little Daniel (son of D’Banj and his wife). It was the saddest story ever. I could only imagine how his parents were (are still) feeling, if me, with no connection or ties to their family, felt that bad.

The day after I saw the news, I wrote a story, and as I wrote it, I cried. Anytime I read it I cry. One year later, I still sob, but a few weeks ago, I read it for the first time without crying, so I believed it was time to share it.

It’s written from the point of view of baby Daniel. It’s not written to bring more pain to his family, but to bring them peace, and let his memory live on.

So here goes: Can They Hear Me?

Friday, June 14, 2019

Book Preview: Like Never Before (Chapter Three)

Hi readers,

#OneMonthToGo #14th

As I count down to the release of my upcoming romance novel, I’ll be sharing chapters of the book every other week.

Here’s the third chapter, and I hope you enjoy it:

Chapter Three: Three shots later

Chiny got to the club around 11:30 p.m. looking like something out of a movie. She wore a short red dress with black heels, and let her long braids down. Her make-up was nicely done, and she used silver-coloured accessories to compliment her dressing, which matched the chain of her purse that she hung over her shoulder. She had a sexy, but casual look, and she loved it.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Book Release: Upcoming Event

Hello readers,

#HelloJune #NewMonth #Saturday #ChillDay

After 21 published books, I’m finally having an event for my next one!

Would you attend? I would love to meet you and talk book 😁. You can pre-order copies of the book before the release date and pick them up at the event.

Can’t make it for the event? We can arrange for a pick up for you afterwards.

Literary Yours,
CMO