Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Yay, I'm a Top 5 Finalist - Quramo Writers' Prize

Hey readers,

I didn't want to celebrate too much at first when I was listed as one of the Top 10 finalists, because I knew that a week later, the number was going to be slashed in two. I didn't want to celebrate too soon, but I should have, because getting to the Top 10 is an achievement on its own.

Thank you to the judges for giving my story an opportunity, and I look forward to the unveiling of the winner.

#October21 #CountDown #Can'tWait

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Monday, October 1, 2018

A Sneak Peek - All That Glitters

Hello readers,

Happy October 1st Nigeria!!! #Monday #IndependenceDay #Celebration

Still on Quramo Writers' Prize 2018, the team has been posting excerpts from all the top 10 finalists' stories.

Here's a short description of my story from them:

"All That Glitters" is a story about a woman burdened by a dark secret she hides from her husband.

Here's a Sneak Peek:

Sunday, September 30, 2018

I made the shortlist - Quramo Writers' Prize 2018

Hey readers,

I hope you all are doing well, because I am 😀.

Just a few moments after sharing information about my baby's birthday and the availability of his book across all e-book distribution platforms (see HERE), I got some amazing news.

So I entered the 2018 Quramo Writers' Prize - QWP  earlier this year, and sincerely, I didn't think my story was going to get shortlisted.

Why?

Friday, September 28, 2018

Mama, It's Me! - Now available across all platforms


Hello readers,

I hope you all are doing well.

I can't believe it's already been a year since I wrote this book, I mean exactly one year since the first draft of the book was completed. Do you know why? Because it's my baby's first birthday today!!!

I know you all are wondering if there would be another book for his first year, but don't worry, I already thought about that and began a draft. But then I changed my mind. I haven't decided to stop it completely, it's just on hold. The content is actually very interesting, so I don't want to let it go like that. Time would tell what becomes of it.

When the book was published on 15/05/2018 (read story HERE), it was available only on Amazon, so I'm happy to announce that it is now available across all platforms. Please tell someone to tell someone to tell someone.

You can get your copy on Smashwords, Okadabooks, Barnes&Noble, iBooks, and many other ebook distribution platforms. If you don't find the book on your preferred platform, please let me know, and I'll try my best to get it on there.

I hope you enjoy reading it, as much as I loved writing it... it's my baby's book after all. I have to love it.

#HappyBirthday to my #Baby

#Friday #TGIF

Literary yours,
CMO.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Kevin, Karen and Michelle Lake

#Goodmorning #Wednesday #Humpday

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Nollywood movie, three minor but important characters, Kevin, Karen and Michelle Lake would be played by Timini Egbuson, Adesua Etomi and Rita Dominic respectively.

Just like Timini, Kevin is cute, calm and soft spoken. Although I've only seen Timini in one movie and he was a tough bandit, but people have commended his role in MTV Shuga, so I believe he can interpret the role of Kevin perfectly.

His sister Karen, who returns from college because of some disturbing news is similiar to Adesua Etomi. Just her character in general, gentle, soft spoken, but would speak her mind when necessary and still appear calm.


Michelle Lake, the mother of Kevin and Karen, is similar to Rita Dominic. She's always an actress I've liked right from time. Rita Dominic will easily play the role of Michelle Lake who is pretty, serious and not picky with her friends. She accommodates everyone irrespective of their story or history, and that's what lands her in trouble.

#coming2019 #newreleasedate #happysad #novel #movie #character #TiminiEgbuson #AdesuaEtomi #RitaDominic #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Monday, September 24, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Sergeant Joe Kiddy

#Hello #Monday #Newweek #Newenergy

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Nollywood movie, another minor but important character, Sergeant Joe Kiddy would be played by Ramsey Nouah. I saw a lot of movies with Ramsey Nouah in the past, unfortunately, I don't remember any titles. But his looks, coupled with the way he interprets his roles make him similar to Sergeant Kiddy. Plus I believe Ramsey Nouah will play a good detective, so he wins the role.

Sergeant Kiddy is blackmailed into opening a case he never even knew existed. He is reluctant at first, but when fresh evidence lands on his desk, he takes things seriously. In the end, he is surprised at how deep things run, but he is able to solve the case.

#coming2019 #newreleasedate #happysad #novel #movie #character #RamseyNouah #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Gab

#Hello #Saturday #Familyday #Restday #Latepost

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Nollywood movie, a minor but important character, Gab Mason would be played by Abayomi Alvin, similar to his character as Akeem in "Girl Next Door."

Just like Akeem, young, intelligent, mechanical engineer, and good at his job, Gab Mason is young, intelligent, a techie and a genius. One of his skills is what puts Emilia on the right track to finding her purpose, and another skill gives her an understanding of what she's dealing with.

Gab is Martins's son (a Nollywood actor for Martins is yet to be discovered), and together they make an amazing team.

#coming2019 #newreleasedate #happysad #novel #movie #character #AbayomiAlvin #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Friday, September 21, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Martins

#Hiya #Friday #FriYay #TGIF

#CharacterLookAlike #ItsBeenAWhile

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Nollywood movie, another important character, Martins Mason would be played by... ? This is a tough one for me, as he's everyone's favourite, and even after this much time, no image still comes to mind.

Perhaps a few actors could fit the physical specification (a man with a potbelly, some hair and a beard), but I tried for a while to look for a Nollywood actor similar to Varys (in the Game of Thrones) but didn't get anyone. Martins is very resourceful and knows how to get any information he wants... a skill that allows him to team up with Emilia, the main character and help her find answers.

If you know any Nollywood actor who fits the bill, please drop a comment 😊.

PS: Good news #comingsoon about the book!!! New release date in 2019, no longer #14dec2018 #happysad

#coming2019 #novel #movie #character #questionmark #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Book Review: Thorns and Roses

Book description:

Ifeoma and her sisters escaped an emotionally abusive father to start a new life in Lagos. She is determined to never let another man have control over her, even if that means never falling in love. That is until she meets Chuma, a wealthy and domineering man who is exactly the kind of man she is determined to stay away from but somehow can’t seem to keep away from. An unlikely relationship develops, taking them from joy to a devastating loss and finally to betrayal. Ifeoma must decide, but she is torn between her painful past and a chance at a future with Chuma…

Chuma is a cutthroat obsessive financial mogul whose sole purpose in life is to make his family name great. And he is determined to let nothing distract him from achieving his goal. But when he meets Ifeoma, an elusive, hardworking chef, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. They embark on a turbulent journey of friendship and love, which is eventually shattered by tragedy. Chuma wants to heal the rift that has grown between them and will go to any lengths to do so. However, he encounters secrets from her past...

***

“Thorns and Roses” is a romance novel by Amaka Azie.

As hoped and expected, a very lovely and enjoyable story. In fact, it was the style of narration that made the story enjoyable, and the fact that there was dialogue from the start made me put voices and character to each character. Also, I’ve already read a little about the two main characters (in Melodies of Love), Chuma, enough to know the type of person he is, and Ifeoma, not so much before, so it was nice to know her own story.

I like how the characters are introduced, especially Chuma, as Mr. Frown-Face; you don’t have to be the smartest person in the world to know that he never smiles; and I liked how Ifeoma watched him from the shadows, making me long for the moment they finally meet.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Free Book: Mama It's Me!

Hello readers,

I have some good news for you.

To mark one year since I completed my baby's book "Mama, It's Me!" in September 2017, and three months since I published it on the 15th of May 2018, the book will be free on Amazon from today Thursday 9th August 2018 until Sunday 12th August 2018.

This will be the only time the book will be free to the world, so make the best of this opportunity to get your copy. All you need is an Amazon account.

After this free promo period, the book will be available for sale across all e-book distribution platforms. So hurry now, because you don't want to miss this once in a life time offer :).

Please tell someone to tell someone to tell someone to tell someone.

In case you missed it, you can find out the story behind writing my baby's book HERE.

I hope you enjoy reading the book, and your feedback would be very much appreciated.

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Sonia

#Hello #Wednesday #CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Nollywood movie, another important character Sonia Bruen would be played by Uche Jombo.

Sonia is a calculating friend and lover, who would do whatever it takes to get what she wants. The secrets she has and knows are guaranteed to cause havoc, so she’s willing to keep them, as long as hers are safe!

The first person that came to mind who can play the role with both maturity and talent was Uche Jombo (from the little I've seen her play in movies). She looks calm, but can get crazy when things get crazy. Also, her complexion and physical features are similar to that of Sonia.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #UcheJombo #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Samuel

#Goodmorning #Tuesday #CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Nollywood movie, another important character Samuel Lake would be played by Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Just like Samuel Lake, Richard Mofe-Damijo is on the older side... a sophisticated older gentleman. And since he was born in Warri, and Warri people are naturally funny, I'm sure he'll do a fantastic job interpreting a comic role, especially when exasperated with Emilia McGreg and her many troubles 😀.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #RichardMofeDamijo #RMD #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Monday, August 6, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Emilia

#Goodmorning #Monday #CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Nollywood movie, my main character Emilia McGreg would be played by Tonto Dikeh. I must admit that I don't really remember the titles of all the Nollywood movies I've seen, but in the last few movies I saw of Tonto Dikeh (many years back), the different characters she played across all the films were somewhat similar, similar in a way that could look like Emilia.

Just like Emilia, Tonto is eccentric, unique, and doesn't keep calm until she gets what she wants, and they both have a lot of tattoos 😊.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #TontoDikeh #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Book Review: Broken


Book description:

At a young age, Promise is molested by her uncle, and her life is never the same again. She grows up to be promiscuous, using sex to meet basic necessities and luxuries of life. She's intrigued to meet Ope, a Christian man who practices celibacy, and in her attempts to make him fall, she falls in love...

But married life is not all she dreamed it would be. Their chemistry in bed leaves much to be desired, and Promise soon loses the fight against her sexual urges. Convinced that they can never work, she wants to leave, but Ope doesn't believe in divorce. In her struggle for freedom, she discovers the depths of her own wickedness, as she seeks to break the man she once loved fervently.

Broken is a story about broken people who break others, and the divine power of love that conquers all.
***

“Broken” is a novel by author Ufuomaee.

Promise (or Missy), the main character, suffers a detailed and graphic child abuse from age 9 from her uncle and it breaks her. It’s even more hurtful because he can easily move on with his life, with a wife, and plans to build his own family without even thinking twice about it. He isn’t remorseful and feels no guilt, but Promise is left hurt all over again, and it affects her future, turning her into a sex addict.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Book Review: You Used To Love Me

Book description:

After a tumultuous marriage, where she suffered emotional, physical and psychological abuse, comes to a violent end, Cheta is determined to begin her life anew. Alas, she is haunted by her past...and it threatens to destroy any chance of happiness in her future...
***

“You Used To Love Me” is a novel by author The Fertile Chick.

A nice and interesting story, although I was afraid it would be another "love triangle" at some point, because it read like one of the author’s other books titled “The Love Triangle.”

I must admit that after reading her first book, which I didn’t really enjoy, I was worried about this one, since I had already bought it, and it surprised me, because this one was much better and nicer.

What got me with the book was what appeared to be a murder in the beginning, a body, a knife, and blood. Murder always comes with suspense, and that’s my best genre.

Friday, July 20, 2018

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Dan Abubakar

Hello all,

It's Friday again, and today, for our #FridayFeature we get to meet the talented Dan Abubakar, the first male author to be featured this year 😊.

Let's get to know him in 10 questions below.

1/ What’s your name (Pen name if different), and what does it mean?

Dan Abubakar. Born into a multicultural multi-religious family, I probably have one of the weirdest combinations of names, they include Nurudeen, Oluwaseun, Abimbola, Bio. A combination that has often confused people, so as an adult, I've always kept it simple; my international passport and drivers license both say Dan Abubakar. My birth certificate says a little more. I'm not absolutely sure what all my names mean but I know Oluwaseun is "Thank God" or something like that, Dan is from the Old Testament and Nurudeen is from the Quran.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

New Book: Lost In Time

Yay!!!

Yesterday, I finished writing my fourth book for the year titled "Lost In Time," (formerly 'Trapped In Time,' but I changed it while drafting this blog post, lol). The book is to be released on... I have no idea for now, but you'll be the first to know when it's time.

As usual, it's a fast-paced character/dialogue driven book that I wrote in under two weeks, because insomniac writing machine.

Its genre? Time travel adventure/suspense.

Why time travel? My writing goal has always been to write in different genres, but with suspense in it, and that's what I'm still doing. I had the idea for a time travel story some years back, but I only drafted a plot and left it because something was missing. I wanted to add a new concept to time travel, but I kept missing something.

So while taking a break after writing my last novel "When It's Murder," the 'something missing,' came to me and it made perfect sense. I could now add my new concept/theory to time travel. I dropped every other thing I was writing (especially the books I had initially planned to write this year), then got into the time travel craze.

I love the story, I love that I was able to create a new world, new rules, and new everything. I can't wait to share the book with you, and I hope you all love it too. I'll be posting bits of the story on this blog from next year... stay tuned!

Here's the book description to give you a bit of what to expect:
In order to change her fate, specifically her love life, and make the handsome celebrity singer Aurelian Phillip, who she turned down in high school fifteen years ago, fall in love with her again, Marina and her reluctant best friend Stan are convinced by a funny-looking man to go on a time travel adventure to the past.

After arming them with the dos and don’ts of time travel, they set off, but something goes wrong along the way and Marina finds herself in an entirely different world without Stan. She must evade those after her in the new world, find a missing person, retrieve a golden key and race against time or she would be forever trapped in time.

***

What do you think about the short description? I would love to give you more, but hate to spoil it for you.

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book Review: The Love Triangle

Book description:

Fola loves Jimi. Jimi loves Dolly...or Fola...or Dolly. The epic love triangle between the sisters and Jimi, that lasted two decades.
***

“The Love Triangle” is a romance novel by author The Fertile Chick.

Unfortunately, this was a tough read for me as it took me over two months to finish it. The book seemed rushed, but it was because 70% of it was flashback from almost, if not more than 15 years back. That’s a whole lot of narration, and little to no dialogue, in some cases. A lover of dialogue, that didn’t cut it for me, as it made reading and memorizing names and dates a tad difficult. At the same time, I know it's not quite easy to write a 15-year story without cutting out a lot of things, otherwise the book would get too bulky and tiring.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Kevin, Karen and Michelle Lake

#Goodmorning #Wednesday

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Hollywood movie, three minor but important characters, Kevin, Karen and Michelle Lake would be played by Jussie Smollet, Meagan Good and Sanaa Lathan respectively.

Just like Jamal Lyon, Kevin is cute, calm and soft spoken. He takes life easy and doesn't get upset until pushed.

Kevin's sister Karen, who returns from college because of some disturbing news, is similiar to Meagan Good. Just Meagan Good character/appearance in general, gentle, soft spoken, but would speak her mind when necessary and still appear calm. Maybe like her character as Jacqui Dandridge in “Deliver Us From Eva.”

Michelle Lake, the mother of Kevin and Karen, is similar to Robin in "The Best Man." She is pretty, but not too playful and isn't picky with her friends. She accommodates everyone irrespective of their story or history.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #JussieSmollet #MeaganGood #SanaaLathan #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Sergeant Joe Kiddy

#Goodmorning #Tuesday

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Hollywood movie, another minor but important character, Sergeant Joe Kiddy would be played by Jude Law. I loved his character in "Side Effects" as Jonathan Banks. His search for answers can compare to a detective or private investigator looking for answers. Plus Jude Law looks cool and sophisticated, so he wins the role.

Sergeant Kiddy is blackmailed into opening a case he never even knew existed. He is reluctant at first, but when fresh evidence lands on his desk, he takes things seriously. In the end, he is surprised at how deep things run, but he is able to solve the case.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #JudeLaw #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Monday, July 9, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Gab

#Greetings #Monday

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Hollywood movie, a minor but important character, Gab Mason would be played by Andrew Garfield, similar to his character as Spider-Man. Plus I LOVED Andrew Garfield him in "The Beygency..." the best Saturday Night Live sketch ever.

Gab Mason has no special powers, but he is young, intelligent, a techie and a genius. One of his skills is what puts Emilia on the right track to finding her purpose, and another skill gives her an understanding of what she's dealing with.

Gab is Martins's son (Martins is the Varys of the book, lol), and together they make an amazing team, maybe just as how Spider-Man and Iron Man make an amazing team 😀.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #AndrewGarfield #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Please I need your vote: July 2018 Book Cover Award

Hello readers,

I hope you all are doing well 😊

Please I need your votes.

My book cover for "When It's Murder" has been nominated for the Alternative Read July 2018 Book Cover Award, and it needs your vote to win.

To help my book cover win, kindly click on this link to vote: https://bit.ly/2MIyhRk

Scroll down the list to find my cover and don't get tempted by the others... they are in different genres, lol. My book is the last on the list, but we can make it the first by voting for it and inviting others to vote for it as well. You can go back and vote every week until the end of the month.

Please share this with your friends/community as well, and help me win this.

Many thanks for being a part of my success story.

Literary yours,
CMO

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Martins

#Hiya #Tuesday

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Hollywood movie, another important character, Martins Mason would be played by Conleth Hill, similar to his character as Varys in the “Game of Thrones,” but with a bigger tummy (as my character has a potbelly), and with hair, and a beard... okay maybe no beard, just some hair.

This was actually a tough one to pick because no character came to mind initially. All my beta/advanced readers loved Martins and picked him as their favorite character, so I had to take some time to find the perfect match before finally making a choice.

Just like Varys, Martins is very resourceful and knows how to get any information he wants... a skill that allows him to team up with Emilia, the main character and help her find answers.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #ConlethHill #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Monday, July 2, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Sonia

#Hello #Monday

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Hollywood movie, another important character, Sonia Bruen would be played by Nia Long, similar to her character as Jordan in “The Best Man,” but a bit older like her in the movie sequel.

Sonia is a calculating friend and lover, who would do whatever it takes to get what she wants. The secrets she has and knows are guaranteed to cause havoc, so she’s willing to keep them, as long as hers are safe!

I had initially used “Samantha” as the character’s name, but I realised I have already used the name in one of my short stories and in another on-going project, which I would eventually change.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #NiaLong #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Samuel Lake

#Greetings readers

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Hollywood movie, another important character, Samuel Lake would be played by Samuel L. Jackson, similar to his character Mitch Hennessy in “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” but an older version... not as old as his character Stephen in “Django Unchained” though 😁.

The use of his first name for my character was intentional, as I just love the man. At least I replaced Leroy with Lake.  Just like Samuel Lake, Mitch was smart but funny and interesting. He didn’t really take things seriously until he got into trouble.

Samuel Lake is scared and suspicious when Emilia shows up at his doorstep, but her persistence makes him let her in. “What’s the worst that could happen?” he feels... until the worst happens.  #comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #SamuelLJackson #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

When It's Murder: Character Look Alike - Emilia

#GoodMorning Readers,

#CharacterLookAlike

If my book “When It’s Murder” was a #Hollywood movie, my main character Emilia McGreg would look like Rooney Mara, in her portrayal as Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” mixed with her character in “Side Effect” as Emily Taylor.

(There’s no connection with the name I picked for my main character though. I only realised the similarity between the names when I was making the character look alike.)

By combining both movie characters, Emilia McGreg is both unhappy and eagerly in search of something... in this case, it’s why she believes she has come back to life in a different body.

#comingsoon #14dec2018 #novel #movie #character #RooneyMara #story #mystery #thriller #writer #author #bookworm #whenitsmurder #wim #authorcmo #cmo

Literary yours,
CMO.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Book Review: The Power Of A Praying Parent

Book description:

Stormie Omartian's mega bestselling The Power of a Praying? series (more than 8.2 million copies sold) is re-released with fresh cover designs to reach those eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.

After decades of raising her children along with her husband, Michael, bestselling author Stormie Omartian looks back at the trials, joys, and power found in praying for her kids. In 30 easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares from personal experience as to how parents can pray for their children's safety character adolescence peer pressure school experiences friends relationship with God.

This resource will encourage readers in the parenting journey whether their kids are three or thirty-three.
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Book Cover Reveal: When It's Murder

Dear readers,

I hope you all are doing well, because I am.

I'm happy to officially reveal the cover of my upcoming book, the first [stand-alone] in the Thrilling Mystery Series, "When It's Murder."

I had a lot of ideas for the cover, but I didn't want to give too much away or make the story predictable, and I also wanted something very simple. It then came to me, newspaper clippings... newspaper clippings played an important role in the book, so I thought it would make sense to feature it on the cover.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Book: When It's Murder

I just finished writing and editing my third book for the year titled "When It's Murder," to be released on Friday, 14th December 2018, because the story starts on that day... I wrote in the future, so that readers can read in the moment as the story unfolds within one week, and then on Christmas day. The first title was "13th Of May," but it only lasted three days, when a chapter in the book inspired the new title.

It's a fast-paced character/dialogue driven mystery/suspense book that I wrote in under two weeks. It wasn't rushed, I'm just an insomniac writer, and it seems I've finally mastered the art and discipline of writing and finishing one book at a time within a given time frame. You can read the book description on the newspaper page 😀.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Book Review: Ode To A Dancing Pen

Book Description:

Ode To A Dancing Pen is a collection of different poems inspired by different emotions, situations and happenstances; love, being chief. I love love and all its twists. It is my essence.

***

"Ode To A Dancing Pen" is a poetry book by Nigerian author Brenda Eziafakaego Nwafor.

A splendid collection of 52 poems based on love, social issues and some general topics. I loved every bit of it.

From the first poem, titled "Beginnings and Endings" to the last poem titled "This River," the author lined up the poems in a way that they flowed perfectly. I went back and read some other poems over and over again.

My favorite was "Loveticide," a real love poem, and a touching one, but with an unexpected twist in the end.

I'm happy to have been one of the pre-release reviewers of this debut poetry book by Brenda Eziafakaego Nwafor, and I can't wait to see what she produces next.

It was a lovely read, a must have.

5 STARS

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Book Release: Mama, It's Me!

Hello readers,

Yay!!! My baby's book has now gone live!!! It’s available on only Amazon for now, but it'll be on all other platforms soon. I know you can't wait... I can't wait either.

I changed some things on the book cover. Can you spot them?

I hope you get to purchase a copy, and I look forward to knowing what you think about the book.

Thanks a lot,
CMO.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Coming Soon: Poetry Book - Ode To A Dancing Pen

It feels so good to be a part of someone’s success story!

I first met Brenda Eziafakaego Nwafor in 2015 at an ANA (Association of Nigerian Authors) reading, and she recited her poem “Serial Date” with so much energy and passion that when she was done, she was asked to recite it again and again.

Brenda had been trying to release her debut poetry book “Ode To A Dancing Pen” for some time and always met hiccups, but happy that this year her dream will become reality!

I’m also happy to have helped with the editing and formatting of her manuscript, and to have been a part of the pre-release reviewers of this poetry book and I loved every bit of the 52 poems in it... she was inspired by #love, and as she put it, LOVE is her muse and her distraction.  The ebook will be released on 3/Sept/2018 but you can preorder your copy now at half the price on #okadabooks and #smashwords. Thank me later.


I'll be posting my review soon on my blog, website and on Goodreads.

Literary Yours,
CMO.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Book Review: Melodies of Love

Book Description:

After her teenage romance with now popular music star, Aristar, ended in a disastrous heartbreak twelve years ago, Adaora finds herself thrust back into his life when her financial firm is employed to organise Aristar’s finances. She has a fortress built around her heart and finds it hard to trust. Can she forget the bitter past and allow love to find her once again, or is the past enough to shatter her dreams of happily ever after forever? Ikenna, one of Nigeria’s highest paid musicians, is finally at the top of his game. He has fame, more money that he could ever dream of, and the life he has always wanted. He seems to have it all, but something is missing. In spite of all the women who persistently threw themselves at him, the one person he can't seem to forget is Adaora. He has manipulated events to bring her back into his life, but will he be able to convince her to give them another chance, or will the bitterness of the past destroy their chance at happiness?

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Friday, April 6, 2018

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Ufuomaee

Hello all,

It's Friday again, and today, for our #FridayFeature we get to meet the inspirational Ufuomaee.

Let's get to know her in 10 questions below.

1/ What’s your name (Pen name if different), and what does it mean?

My full name is Ufuoma Emerhor-Ashogbon. Ufuoma means Peace and Ufuomaee is just my name and initials before marriage. I also go by Ufuoma E-Ashogbon.