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.
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“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 accomodates 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

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.

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"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.

Friday, March 23, 2018

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Karo Oforofuo

Hello all,

It's FriYay (just in case, Friday and Yay), so we get to meet another author today for our #FridayFeature... it's none other than the interesting Karo Oforofuo.

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 name is Oghenekaro Oforofuo. But Karo for short. Oghenekaro means God first. Oghene - God. Karo - First, while Oforofuo means - thoroughly Clean. I don't have a pen name.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Book Review: Hers To Tell

Book Description:

Born with OCA1b, Cara Ella Smith couldn't be more different from her sisters. The need to move far away from family lands her in Miami, where she becomes a writer. Her first novel indirectly aids Detective Abram Jonah in the arrest of a vile human being, and she becomes a target as a result. On the day of her 8th book signing event, she is almost run down by a vehicle, which she narrowly avoids because she is pulled away from the road by a dashing hunk, Jet Meyer. There is a nagging fear that tugs at her. Jet is hiding something. He skillfully evades personal questions that Cara asks him. Cara is plagued with anxiety and nightmares from her near-death experience, but deep down, she knows that her distress has more to do with Jet than the incident.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

Hello all,

You know what day it is already, so let me present today's lovely #FridayFeature author... Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku.

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

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

I don’t use a pen name. And my first name means star.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Short Story Preview: Not A Word

Hello readers,

I hope you all are doing great, and welcome to the beautiful month of March!

Since I have a lot of interesting short stories I have written over the years, some of which have been accumulating dust on my laptop, I decided to share some more while waiting for the something big that's coming.

Not A Word - available on pre-order and to be released on 3/3/18

Unfortunately, this one isn't free, like the others, but you can get it for as low as 50 Naira from Okadabooks and 99 cents on other international platforms... I promise you it'll be worth it.

Short Story description:
Dare suspects his wife of cheating and seeks counsel from his friends for a solution. He comes up with a plan to catch her red handed, but what he discovers is way more than he expected.

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I have also added a free preview below. Enjoy! Share! Comment! And please get a copy :)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Book Review: A Conspiracy of Ravens

Book Description:

In the Niger Delta creeks of Southern Nigeria, nine expatriates are being held hostage by militants fighting for control over the resources from their land. At the same time, a series of seemingly unconnected events rock the country.

Alex Randa, an agent of the Department of State Services, a celebrated hostage negotiator with a compelling record of successes is tasked by the president to secure the release of the hostages; and to also uncover the sponsors behind the militants. With nothing to go on but the phrase 'Operation Raven', her instincts, and three unlikely allies, Alex quickly learns that nothing is what it seems. Together, they must race against time to save not just the hostages but a nation on the brink of a bloody Civil War.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Emem Bassey


Hello all,

So it's another Friday and a good day to meet a new author. Today's #FridayFeature author is the talented Emem Bassey.

It's not every time we get to meet two Emems in a row, so we must be lucky.

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

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

My name is Emem Bassey...meaning Peace, well Bassey is a supposedly royal name in the Ibibio tribe, some people allude to it meaning God, but I'm not sure.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New Book Trailer - Mama, It's Me!


Hello readers,

I hope you all are doing well.

So the something BIG I hinted at before is finally coming... on 15/05/2018.

Now I surely know that I have an endless pit of imaginations; here's why: my upcoming book, which was cooked up last year, 2017, from June to September is not just an ordinary story, but a story of the BEFORE LIFE. Yes, the BEFORE LIFE...

It's about a baby's journey from womb to world, narrated from the baby's point of view... in other words, the baby wrote the book, that's why the baby's name is used as the author's name.

So this isn't just an ordinary super talented, youngest author in the world kind of baby, it's all of that plus MY baby! Yes, it's my story with a twist to it.

Please watch the trailer HERE, #Enjoy and #Share.

You can pre-order your copy on Smashwords, Amazon, Okadabooks, Barnes&Noble, and other ebook distribution platforms. You can also read a sample of the book on those websites.

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.

Since it's a story of love... a love of father, mother and child... Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Thanks a lot,
CMO.

Friday, February 9, 2018

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Emem Uko

Hello all,

It's another beautiful Friday, and we get to meet the beautiful Emem Uko for today's #FridayFeature.

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

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

Emem Uko. Emem means Peace in the Annang dialect of Akwa Ibom State.

Friday, February 2, 2018

2018 Giveaway - Free Ebook of your choice!

Hello all,

This year, I'll be giving away a lot of free ebooks in order to promote reading culture. This month, 150 readers will have the opportunity to read one of my books for free :).

Want to play? It's easy.

Go to any of these my social media pages and reply to the giveaway post telling me which of my books you would like to read this year.
-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMO2904/
-Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMO2904
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cmo_2904/

I'll send a copy of the free ebook to the first 150 replies (50 per platform). Please don't reply on all platforms, so that you can give others a chance to read a free book this year.

Do you have one of my books in mind? Hurry now, this giveaway lasts for only one week.

#GoodLuck and please #Share this with all the readers you know.

Until next giveaway, happy reading!

CMO.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Short Story: The Other Face

Hello readers,

I hope you all are doing great!

It's been a while I've posted anything, especially short stories, but it's because I've been working on some other big stories. So, here's something small until the something big comes.

You can read the story below.

Short Story description:
A couple is troubled by their daughter’s erratic behaviour, but have no clue what is causing it. With help, they finally get to the bottom of the problem, which comes with a shocking revelation.

Friday, January 26, 2018

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Chinelo Mgbeadichie

Hello All,

It's been a while we had the #FridayFeature, but this year, it's going to be different... I believe. I have had the opportunity to meet A LOT of fabulous authors out there, and I want you all to discover them, so we should have a busy year discovering them. So, today's #FridayFeature author is the one and only, funny and lovely Chinelo Mgbeadichie.

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

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

I am Miss Chinelo Mgbeadichie. Chinelo means ‘God my Counselor’ and Mgbeadichie is interpreted as ‘Restoration, or replacement. What the locust has eaten has been restored.’