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.
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“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...
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“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.

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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.
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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 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.