Sunday, December 22, 2013

Book Review: Bruce Howard - Gentleman with Brass Knuckles

Book Description:

If he can’t talk you out of your panties then you probably don’t speak English – and even if you don’t speak English the odds are still in his favor.

The charmingly arrogant and rough-around-the-edges private investigator, Bruce Howard, has seen his share of thongs and danger.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review: Amulet

Book Description:

An erotic love story novel. Eighteen-year-old Jason Ramsey's life changes forever when he rescues a strange old man from certain death, and is rewarded with an amulet that grants him the power of invisibility.

Can he use this ability to get the cheerleader Becky, the girl of his dreams who doesn't know he exists? Or will it open his eyes to someone he's been overlooking?

The Amulet will take him on an erotic journey of self-discovery, allowing him to share in other's secrets, and ultimately learn what's really important. It culminates in an exciting climax, where Jason has to face the challenge of saving the one he loves.

Adults only due to graphic sexual situations.

Book Review: Awake

Book Description:

The whole world has mysteriously fallen into a deep coma...and the only hope for mankind's survival rests upon the fragile alliance between dogs, cats and a few really tired teens.

After staying up all night to finish his history paper, Kevin sees almost no one at school. He finds everyone sleeping peacefully—but no one is able to wake up! As if things weren’t crazy enough, he stumbles across a talking dog and cat on the way home. The two pets explain that they are searching for a way to save their masters from eternal sleep, and they need all the help they can get. Desperate to save his parents and friends, Kevin agrees to cooperate with them. But when they begin their investigation, they are warned of a great danger: the forest animals are coming, and they intend to keep the humans asleep…for good. With the help of some drowsy classmates and a few furry pals, Kevin must fend off armies of wild animals and stay awake long enough to solve this mystery—or he too will fall asleep…and never awaken.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Review: Two-Hundred Steps Home

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.

Together with her hated 1980s Skoda Estelle - another part of the assignment - Claire sets off for Berwick-Upon-Tweed and a new way of life.

Will Claire get used to sharing a room, going without skinny lattes and travelling in an Eastern European rust bucket. More importantly, will travelling the length and breadth of her home country enable Claire to forget her lost love Michael?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Book Review: Blood Ties

Book description:

Police officer Tess Fuller has her hands full trying to maintain order in a poorly-resourced small mountain town overrun by the beautiful, arrogant and lawless Bycraft family. But what will her new sergeant, a serious by-the-books city cop, think of her renegade policing style? And will they be able to work together to save Tess’ life when her feud with the Bycrafts escalates dangerously?


Blood Ties is a full-length "Chick Lit" novel in the police procedural mystery/detective genre. It's the first of five books in the LITTLE TOWN series by Australian Author JD Nixon.

This is the second book by this author that I read, right after I read "Heller" in Dec. 2013.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Book Review: Don't Call Me Baby

Book Description:

Lola Hussey, 24 years old, no boyfriend, still living with her mum on a London housing estate and stuck in a going nowhere job in a third rate Private Investigation Agency. Life had to get better surely?

When Derek Lewis, rich Australian playboy, is found dead after falling from the roof of his office in salacious circumstances, Lola's opportunity to flex her investigative muscles had begun.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Preview: The Confession

Thanks to all the wonderful Readers who asked me to write a second part to "Closed Door." I'm happy to say that... I have!

Plus, check out the new cover!!! #Upgraded. What do you think? Definitely better than the first one.

Book description: Detective Jacob Slaughter and his partner, Detective Kingsley Pruitt have apprehended the person behind the closed-door mystery, but his confession will leave everyone speechless.


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

Friday, November 15, 2013

Book Review: HELLER

Book description:

Tilly Chalmers loves her new dream job in a security firm owned by the dangerously attractive Heller. But what is she to make of his great secrecy or the strange group of people who live with him? After her first two assignments go disastrously wrong, and with a ruthless competitor on the scene, Tilly must decide if she has what it takes to survive the rough world of security work.


HELLER is a full-length "Chick Lit" novel in the general mystery/detective genre. It's the first of seven books in the HELLER series by Australian Author JD Nixon.

Very interesting read, I must say. I never read long books, but I decided to start with Heller in Nov. 2013, and it got me hooked until I finished it, in only three days. That's a record!!! I loved the action, the humor, the characters, and everything. PS: I also fell in love with Heller.


You can get a #FREE copy of the book here: HELLER.

Literarily Yours,

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Preview: Closed Door

Dear readers,

I am happy to announce that I have just published a Short Story titled "Closed Door," a young adult/mystery, YAY!!!

Book description:

Frustrated because of a constantly closed door in her house, Angela eventually opened it and the heart-wrenching discovery left her speechless. The detectives assigned to the case dug deep into it, and their investigation led to something bigger.


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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Preview: The XIth Hour

Dear readers,

I am happy to announce that my first book titled "The XIth Hour," a psychological thriller/suspense, has now been published YAY!!!

Book description:

Life seemed perfect for Twil Jeafi, until he suddenly woke up with a type of amnesia. Things got even weirder when he received an anonymous phone call from a lady assumed to be his sister. With some help, he tracked down the mysterious caller and he discovered the unbelievable.


The XIth Hour is a Psych-Thriller mixed with suspense and BLOOD-THIRST. When faced with despair, there's no telling what will happen next...

Friday, November 1, 2013

About C. M. Okonkwo


C. M. Okonkwo is a French-speaking award-winning Nigerian author who grew up in Lagos and moved to France to study, where she obtained three degrees in Business Management, Personnel and Employment Management, and International HR Management and Development. An associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, she currently practices HR as a profession and also writes as a passion.

She has published more than 25 books across various categories (prose, poetry, play) and genres (crime, thriller, literary fiction, erotica, romance, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction), some of which have been shortlisted for awards and also won prizes, including the Africa Book Club Short Story Competition (winner), the 50 Best Indie Books (two-time finalist), Quramo Writers’ Prize (two-time finalist), Wattpad Short Story Contest (multiple-time winner), and the African Writers Award (poetry longlist).

She’s an active member of the International Thriller Writers and PEN Nigeria (where she is the secretary of the Editorial Board), and the secretary (2020 – 2022) of the Association of Nigerian Authors – Lagos chapter.

CMO is the founder of Laybels UCL, a company that specialises in self-publishing literary works and birthed Blue Heels Production for short films and series and Literarily Yours Book Club. She hopes to impact lives through her work and also promote the reading culture in Nigeria by providing affordable books in print and online.


You can connect with me on social media pages with @CMOKONKWO and read my books using the below links:

SmashwordsAmazon, Okadabooks, Bambooks, Goodreads, Wattpad.

If you don't find me on any of your preferred ebook distribution platforms using CMOKONKWO, please, reach out to me, and I'll make that happen.

I look forward to reading from you, and your feedback on my books.

Literarily Yours,