Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: Don't Shed A Tear

Book Description:

When Lola Hussey, newly fledged Private Investigator, was on a night out at a ragga party in London she spotted someone who looked like her long lost brother, Marley, on the dance floor.

As she pushed through the crowd to reach him, two shots rang out and there was alarm as screams replaced the boom of the music. Party goers immediately dropped to the floor in panic.

Lola's second case had begun - and this one was much closer to home.

Going undercover once again, this time in the shallow world of the music industry Lola soon encounters a world of revenge and violence leading to tragic consequences.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review: The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management

Book Description:

The story is centered around the development of six software products. Mr. Tompkins, a manager downsized from a giant telecommunications company, divides the huge staff of developers at his disposal into eighteen teams — three for each of the products. The teams are of different sizes and use different methods, and they compete against each other... and against an impossible deadline.

With these teams, and with the help of numerous consultants who come to his aid, Mr. Tompkins tests the project management principles he has gathered over a lifetime.

Key chapters end with journal entries that form the core of the eye-opening approaches to management illustrated in this entertaining novel.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Book Trailer: Dim Noo Abroad

My love for making book trailers is still very strong, so I have just made another one for my Nigerian book titled "Dim Noo Abroad" (My husband is abroad).

I absolutely, absolutely, absolutely LOVE it... in fact, I wish the book was a movie already :D.

I hope you like it too :), and until the next trailer for Thirteen Suspects, please #watch, #enjoy and #share.

Click HERE to watch it.

The book trailer is also available on Goodreads.

Thanks a lot,

CMO.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: Half of a Yellow Sun


Book Description:

Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene.

Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Short Story: Peaches 'n' Cream

Photo by Vapetrik
Peaches 'n' Cream is an erotic/love story by Ify Obienu, inspired by Yours Truly. It was written for a short story contest that never saw the light of day, so I decided to post it here so that the world can see. #Read #Enjoy #Share #PG18 #Fiction

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 “Quick Muna, get in my closet and be quiet,” I whispered, as I heard the loud pound on my bedroom door.

My father began yelling, “Isabel why is your door locked? Didn’t we ask you kids to always leave your bedroom doors unlocked? Open up.”

I went and unlocked the door and Dad came in, looking around, wondering what I had been up to. His eyes caught a pair of bra and panties scattered about and he immediately excused himself, feeling embarrassed. I quickly shut the door and locked it after him.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Preview: Jammed Door

Dear readers,

I'm happy to announce that I've just published the sequel to "Closed Door" titled "Jammed Door." It's juicier, funnier, more mysterious and suspenseful. It's the second volume of the Angela Hunter series. Yes, I enjoyed writing and reading Closed Door so I decided to write a second volume. You can read my post about Closed Door HERE.

Book description:

After Angela saw what she thought was a body under Father Paul’s desk, she passed out. When she woke up, she realized the detectives had seen something else under the desk... Nothing! But Angela’s persistence made Detectives Slaughter and Pruitt come together again to solve the jammed-door mystery.

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I have also added a free preview below. Enjoy! Share! Comment! :)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Preview: Dim Noo Abroad

Dear readers,

I'm excited to announce that my new book titled "Dim Noo Abroad," which means "My Husband is Abroad," has now been officially released. It was published on 17/June/2014 :).


Here's a brief description of the book:
"Welcome to the Eastern part of Nigeria, where obtaining a university degree and landing a good job are not the only ambitions of the young women in this unique community. They have vowed to do whatever it takes to find a husband. And not just any type of husband, but one who lives abroad."

I have also added a free preview of the book below. Enjoy! :)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Book Trailer: The XIth Hour

Dear readers,

After a few months of thinking about it, I decided to give "book trailers" a go, and did something for The XIth Hour. I absolutely love it :)

Watch it HERE. Enjoy and please SHARE.

It is also available on Goodreads.

Thanks a lot,
CMO.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Review: Untraditional Publishing

Book Description:

First there was traditional publishing. Then came along self-publishing. Now, a third option for authors is Untraditional Publishing.

The biggest difference with Untraditional Publishing is that the author creates unique opportunities using confidence, knowledge, self-discovery, experience, and relationship marketing to build sales.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Review: Devil's Windpipe

Book Description:

A bestselling author, three bodyguards, a retired hostage negotiator, a psychic, and a private investigator team up to find a missing boy. The trail ends in a valley called Devils Windpipe…and that’s when their horror begins.

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"Devil's Windpipe" is a full-length novel in the Psychological Thriller/Suspense genre by author Ron Knight.

Interesting plot, nice twists and turns. Not a surprise there. The story got me hooked.

What was also not a surprise was the ending. I was expecting an unsatisfying ending, just like two other books by Ron Knight, and that's what I got. I wish the author put in more energy writing the ending, as he did the main book.

4 STARS

Reviews, By Authors For Authors #BAFA

CMO.

Review: Holes in Space

Book Description:

Love, passion, lust, heartbreak, desolation, loneliness, celebration: these are some of the themes captured in this poetry collection; reflections of time, tiny holes in an endless open space, intriguing possibilities, where anything can be accomplished with the power of words.

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"Holes in Space" is a collection of poems by author Andrea Barbosa.

I'm not really a poetry reader, but I enjoyed "Holes In Space."

My best poem was "Chocolate," and it's not just because I'm a chocolate lover, it was actually well written. I also liked the message in "Life Dream," about *living your dream while you still live.*

Good work to the author.

5 STARS

Reviews, By Authors For Authors #BAFA

CMO.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Review: Massive Black Hole

Book Description:

At 18, Cibele, a student from Rio de Janeiro, dreams of a life in New York and moves to the big Apple as an au pair girl, where she meets the precocious Amy, a young scholar whose goal in life is to study sciences and astrophysics. While visiting the MET, Cibele is impressed by a particular work of art depicting hell, in the style of Hieronymus Bosch. When Amy introduces her to astronomy, she is consumed by fear of black holes. Lost and confused with what to do with her life, she meets ambitious Agatha from Texas, who came to New York to succeed as a fashion model. While trying to survive and achieve their goals, the 3 young women question the meaning of life, death and the existence of hell, and their friendship ultimately turns into a maze of betrayal, jealousy and selfishness.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Review: Turn The Souls


Book Description:

Hostage Negotiator Marcus Cane arrives at a scene where seventy-two employees of Bradburn Industries are being held captive. He discovers that it’s all been staged and part of a two billion dollar heist. Now he has to Turn the Souls...

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"Turn The Souls" is a full-length novel in the Psychological Thriller/Suspense genre by author Ron Knight.

Once again, Ron Knight has written an amazing book. Thrilling and funny as well. I didn't want it to end, and that's why it has taken me this long to finish it.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Novella Alert: Closed Door

Dear readers,

I hope you all are doing well.

I've got some good (?) news to share with you all.

When I had the idea for “Closed Door,” I never expected it to be more than a short story. But after a few people asked me to make a second part, I did. And since then, I haven’t been able to stop...

So far, I’ve written seven different parts, and I still haven’t had enough of Angela Hunter (the narrator of the story).

I’ve now compiled the seven stories and made it into a novella, still titled “Closed Door.” It’s available on SMASHWORDS and other major eBook distributors platforms.

It is also available in print on Amazon, Barnes&Noble and CreateSpace.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Preview: Thirteen Suspects


Hello readers,

As mentioned in my last post, last month, here's a free preview of my Erotic/Suspense book titled "Thirteen Suspects."

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*An excerpt from Manni’s journal about one of his experiences with Miss Jones, from chapter 7*

I got to her place in forty minutes, but I hung around the neighborhood until it was time to go in. She smiled from ear to ear when she opened the door and saw me. She had the same pose Irene had the first time she came to my hostel room for some sugar: the stripper’s pose!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Review: The Galadima Conspiracy


Book Description:

When President Galadima of Nigeria goes AWOL, the entire world is curious about the situation.

When a former KGB agent ‘sees’ him die, the world wants proof.

When an aspiring New York based blogger reports the ‘rumor’ he becomes the target of a nefarious assassin who would stop at nothing to see him dead.

What is real, what is not and what dark secret is everyone including the CIA trying to hide?

From Saudi Arabia to London, New York to Nigeria, former CIA agent Leah Givens and blogger Dele Pearce must stay ahead of a destructive plot of a powerful group of people while trying to stay alive and uncover an unlikely scheme to bring President Galadima back to office.

Inspired by actual events, this non stop action packed thriller would keep you at the edge of your seat till it's over.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Preorder Promo: Thirteen Suspects

Hello again everyone,

I hope you all are doing well, and I hope you enjoyed the #BookBuffet offered during the "Read an Ebook Week!" I'm still trying to digest all the books I got :)

Anyway, there's good news!

I want to be the first to announce that from today until the end of May 2014, my new erotic/suspense book Thirteen Suspects will be available at a preorder price of 2.99USD (thanks to the readers that suggested this).

PLEASE SHARE THE WORD!!!

Review: The Future Kills

Book Description:

A bodyguard named Courtney Egan discovers that her teenage client and niece had both been kidnapped in the same evening. All evidence points to a serial killer who has the power to manipulate his victims using a “waking suggestion.” When police and FBI fall short in the investigation, Court asks her friend and best selling author, Jon Truss, to help find the missing teenage girls.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Review: Two-Hundred Steps Home, Volume 3

Book description:

Claire's life revolves around Starbucks, stilettos and her career as an Advertising Account Director for AJC. That is until her boss Carl decides to send her on a mission to visit every one of the 200 YHA hostel in England and Wales as part of a marketing campaign. More used to five-star spa resorts than 'flea-infested hostels' Claire only takes the assignment to save face. It becomes clear to her the 'mission' is a ruse to make her resign.

Volume Two follows Claire to the Derbyshire Dales, where she tries to understand Josh's revelations and her feelings for Michael. She also has to undertake the tasks presented by her boss's nasty PA Julia.  However, Claire's biggest challenges are yet to come.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book buffet: Read an Ebook Week 2014

To all the book lovers and book gluttons, there's a book buffet next week :)

In case you didn't know, for the sixth year running, Smashwords is sponsoring the "Read an Ebook Week" starting from tomorrow Sunday March 2 to Saturday March 8 2014.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Review: 2-10

Book Description:

A secret world full of riches and desire can be yours using the numbers 2-10.

1 The start of a new creation. The best of everything
2 Life and Death
3 Your experiences, brought together through the soul
4 Calm, optimistic, good and evil
5 Essential points of the human body
6 The balance between controlled circumstances and luck
7 Life always goes on
8 Perfection
9 Eternity, completion, celestial power
10 The secret to finding yourself

STAY CALM . . . BREATHE . . . AND  COUNT TO TEN

Friday, February 14, 2014

Review: Darkness Once More

Book description: 

Recently widowed private eye, autistic, Full House superfan and go-to guy for all random pop culture questions long past their sell-by date, Archie Lemons starts his first case since his finding his wife murdered in their home.

Will this case help snap him from his reverie or will it prove to be his final undoing?

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"Darkness Once More" is a novel in the Black Comedy Humor/Comedy and General Mystery and Detective genre, by Grant FieldGrove.

It is the first book in the series: Archie Lemons.

Review: The XIIIth Hour at Duskland


Book Description:

"The XIIIth Hour at Duskland" is the introduction to the upcoming Dark Fantasy short story collection "Stories of Duskland."

Death is just the beginning...

Leonhard is a wealthy gentleman surrounded by the most unusual and loyal friends. His life has been a hiatus for many years until the day he finds a mysterious young lady lying unconscious and hurt in the nearby woods. Pity and curious, he brings her home, where him and his friends do all they can all he can to help her recovery.

A day later, by the XIIIth Hour, Leonhard, Dr. Charles, the Siamese sisters Gerania and Iphigenia and Giorgio, the barber, discover the horrid truth about the stranger's past. "Elisa" and the ones she came across were never the same, once they met in the picturesque and dark world of Duskland.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Review: Plot

Book Description:

There’s a good chance that you have been included with this PLOT. When author Nicholas Shay wrote his twenty-sixth novel he couldn’t have imagined what would take place after it was published. It wasn’t just the characters in the story be killed, but also people with the same name as the characters. Millions became fascinated by the murders and the popularity earned Nicholas Shay over two hundred million dollars…His plot worked to perfection.

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"Plot" is a full-length novel in the Psychological Thriller/Suspense genre by author Ron Knight.

Beautiful plot. It was a fun read, although I thought Lake and Mardi's background story was quite long.

Spoiler Alert!
I never imagined Helen would be a part of the plot, or the Detective. It came as a surprise. I guess everyone is a suspect until proven otherwise. Towards the end, I predicted Helen, Lake, Mardi and RJ would work together by faking Helen's death and taking all the money.
Was my prediction right? I guess you have to read to find out yourself.

4 STARS

Reviews, By Authors For Authors #BAFA

CMO.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Review: Two-Hundred Steps Home, Volume 2


Book description:

Claire's life revolves around Starbucks, stilettos and her career as an Advertising Account Director for AJC. That is until her boss Carl decides to send her on a mission to visit every one of the 200 YHA hostel in England and Wales as part of a marketing campaign. More used to five-star spa resorts than 'flea-infested hostels' Claire only takes the assignment to save face. It becomes clear to her the 'mission' is a ruse to make her resign. Volume 2: Claire has reached the Lakes and is strongly in need of a Starbucks. Her boss has told her to up the adrenalin, so Claire finds herself climbing trees and dangling over waterfalls all in search of 'Blog Fodder'. The handsome and mysterious Josh is tagging along too, helping Claire face her fears. Is he looking for company, though, or a place to hide?