First Line Friday- Always One More Time.

Happy Friday!


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line!
And the first line is…

The Lush penthouse apartment belonged to Audrey.

About The Book.

Sex has always been a tool Funlola used to get ahead in life, however the one man she desires… is interested in love. Will she give in or does he give up?

Stemming from a poor background, flirty wild child, Funlola Abe, is known to use her sexual prowess to get what she wants as she is determined to get out of poverty at all cost. When her boyfriend introduces her to a few socialites; she’s ready to upgrade. Two major proposals come her way and she is in for a bittersweet experience she never bargained for.

Choir leader Daniel is set to do right by God until an unexpected and unsolicited visit from Efe sets his sexual weaknesses in play. The result of a one night stand changes his plans as he begins a cycle of coming to God in repentance and returning to his sins. Will he overcome at the end or give in to his innermost desires and weaknesses?

Will Funlola and Daniel discover the depth of God’s love for them? Or will they choose to remain in their old ways? Buy this book to follow the touching story of the redeeming love of God at play.

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First Line Friday: Decoy Valentine.

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Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line!

And the first line is…

“Move to the window. I’d rather shoot you there.”

About The Book.

FROM FAKE RELATIONSHIP TO TRUE LOVE

A broken engagement drives Susanna Kelly back to her hometown of Sweetheart, Texas and the arms of its quirky, lovable citizens. But her peaceful return to her roots is shattered when heart-shaped notes with sinister messages start appearing. The support of Daniel Sheppard, Asian American bestselling author and her childhood friend, gives her a much needed ally amidst the turmoil.

Daniel offers to play the role of her boyfriend to discourage the stalker, but Susanna resists. Pretending to be a couple? And with Daniel of all people? Who would buy it?

The note writer’s mind games force her to reconsider. Susanna accepts Daniel’s crazy plan, but her heart acts up whenever she’s near her decoy valentine. Comfortable, uncomplicated Daniel has turned into a full-grown man who makes her senses spin. As she tries to sort out her feelings, the make-believe romance has the opposite effect intended. Harmless notes turn into life-threatening accidents, and Daniel and Susanna must find out who’s behind the chaos before they can decide if their temporary relationship is a heaven-sent gift meant to last forever.

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Top Ten Tuesday; Ten Books I Am Looking Forward To In 2021.

Happy Tuesday and happy New Year, friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is ten books I am so looking forward to this year.

Here they are!

  1. Nicole by Sarah Monzon. This amazing rom-com is the book in Sewing in Socal series. You do not want to miss this book.

2. An Unlikely Proposal by Toni Shiloh. Anyone who knows me knows I am partial to every book by Toni Shiloh, but this one is goooood. You just have to get yours.

3. Alway One More Time (Redemption series 1) by Tope Omotosho. She’s my favourite Nigerian Cf writer and her books are wonderful. This releases in March.

4. Separated (Redemption series 2) by Tope Omotosho. I am so giddy waiting for these books. The cover is just wow!

5. Hidden In My Heart by Milla Holt. (Color blind love book 4.) Her books are so refreshing.

6. When The Stars Rain Down by Angela Jackson Brown. The cover is what got me. Gorgeous!

7. A Tapestry Of Light by Kimberly Duffy.

8. Til I Want No More by Robin Pearson.

9. A Future For His Twins by Susanne Dietze.

10. Heart Pressed: Elnora Island (Independence Islands book 8)

These series of books have been heartwarming and sweet.

Okay friend, you’ve seen mine, share yours with us in the comments.

First Line Friday. The Church Girl.

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line!

And the first line is…

Mary was rounding up her Sunday School class with the Youth Club.

ABOUT THE BOOK.

As a child, Mary Uwanna believed in the power of faith and love, and loved to tell stories of Princes. Everything changes when she loses her parents in one night, and is left to care for her three brothers. In a climate of corruption and immorality, even the Church was not a safe refuge for sixteen year old, Mary. She makes a decision that threatens to steal her destiny, until she meets her Prince.

Ifeanyi Chukwueke is not the Prince Mary had envisioned. He is a bad boy, with a reputation for breaking hearts. But his heart is set on Mary. Faced with her haunting past, he makes a decision to love her regardless… Until his own past comes to threaten their happily ever after – time and again!

The Church Girl is a story about a love that was destined, but tried in every way. Mary and Ifeanyi must learn that in order to live, they must first die to self, as their love and faith is tested through many trials and temptations.

Follow this roller-coaster ride about a love that overcomes all, that will grow your faith, or lead you to the One who holds the keys of Life.

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10 books Christmas books/novellas for your reading pleasure. Part 1.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year and what makes it more enjoyable are the Christmas books I get to read. So I will be sharing a couple of books/novella you can read to equally enjoy the season like me. Some of these novellas are part of a collection.

  1. Hope For The Holiday By Cathe Swanson.

2. A Sidelined Christmas By Toni Shiloh. If you know me, you’d know I love Toni Shiloh. she writes such amazing stories.

3. Deck The Shelves by Toni Shiloh.

4. I’ll Be Home by Toni Shiloh.

5. Christmas Dinner By Pat Simmons.

6. A Christmas Wedding By Melinda Michelle.

7. Catching Feelings For Christmas By Candice Johnson.

8. A Gift Wrapped Christmas By Casandra McLaughlin and Michelle Stimpson.

9. Christmas Box Set by Vanessa Miller.

10. The Christmas Ultimatum by Unoma Nwankor

I know your eyes are bulging and dancing with joy right now. LOL! next week I will deliver to you another dose of Christmas books.

Stay Tuned.

Share with us, have you read any of these? What Christmas books have you read this year so far?

First Line Friday – A Moment In The Moonlight.

Happy Friday!!

Love stories are my favorite and today First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books is a book by Belle Calhoune, A Moment In The Moonlight.

And the first line is…

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride.

About The Book

Secrets of Savannah: “Six best friends who have known each other their entire lives. Once as thick as thieves, the friendships among the girls have been splintered by life events, secrets and deceptions. Now, brought together again by an inheritance of an historic Bed & Breakfast on Tybee Island, the women must set aside their differences in order to restore their beloved Savannah House. As each woman finds her special talent and develops it through the renovation of the inn, they also find romance—each of them with an unforgettable hero.”

The Blurb: “The sweetheart: Olivia Renault is the only daughter of a Savannah businessman, Jack Renault. Having recently inherited the once famous resort, Savannah House, along with her dearest friends, Olivia is excited about the future enterprise and all of the possibilities. Olivia’s heart is energized when Hunter Rawlings, an old flame, returns to town for the wedding of her best friend, Callie Duvall. Having truly never gotten over Hunter, Olivia finds herself falling for him all over again. But can she really trust her heart with the man who once broke it?

The rebel-millionaire: Once the bad boy of Savannah, Hunter Rawlings left his hometown a decade ago and transformed himself into a successful, wealthy businessman. Hunter returns to Savannah for the wedding of his childhood friends, Callie Duvall and Jax Holden. Once back in Savannah, Hunter comes face to face with the one who got away—Olivia Renault. As teenagers, Hunter and Olivia were involved in a secret romance that ended abruptly when Hunter roared out of Savannah on a motorcycle and toward a new life away from his hometown. As Hunter’s feelings for Olivia return with a vengeance, he grapples with a huge secret he’s harboring—one that might rip Olivia out of his arms forever.

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First Line Friday – Now You Know Where It Pinches.

Hello fellow book lover!

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line!

And the first line is…

Babatunde’s Turner’s eyes held no sparkle.


Jadesola’s married with 2 kids at 35, building her home and cozying up with hubby, as she endures late nights with the kids awake during the holidays. That’s her dream at the very least as all that hasn’t happened.

As she’s thriving in her work life, she knows being in a relationship wouldn’t be easy just as marriage too, but she’s ready to ride the waves. Desperate for something new, and tired of unrequited love, she considers online dating which she has never done before.

Between finding lè boo, and working through a career defining case, she goes through different hurdles that threaten to knock her off her path. When love, knocks on her door, she meets a man who seems to have everything she could ever want in a husband but will there be one thing wrong that will threaten their love?

When a shoe pinches, it’s either you change it or go with the flow. Will she barrel through with the lessons or throw in the towel and settle for less?

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First Line Friday – Until You Loved Me.

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line!

And the first line is…

The stifling heat of a muggy August had no effect on the air of excitement pulsing through the summer carnival on the North shore town a few miles outside of Boston.

About The Book.

Christian Romance. Seven boys were adopted from the foster care system by Alec and Maggie Donahue, a loving Irish couple living in Breeze Point, Cape Cod. Now grown men, the brothers are making their way in the world in their chosen professions, each hoping to find love that will last a lifetime.

The Romantic
Remy Donahue, an internationally known painter, has come home to Breeze Point to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his parents, Alec and Maggie Donahue. When his father suffers a stroke, Remy makes the decision to stick around Breeze Point in order to support his recovery. When Remy offers to help out at Sweet Treats, the family bakery, he meets the beautiful and soulful Gabrielle Turner, who is a new employee at the establishment. Although Remy is smitten with Gabrielle, she’s not as certain about him. When Remy discovers her tragic history and her connection to his birthplace of New Orleans, he’ll risk it all to win her love and heal her soul.
Gabrielle Turner can’t believe her good fortune when she lands in Breeze Point, Cape Cod. An idyllic beach town, Gabi is shocked when the townsfolk welcome her into their fold with open arms. She’s never felt so at peace, even though she fears it won’t last. For so many years she’s moved from place to place, her soul never feeling at ease in her surroundings. Haunted by her past, Gabrielle feels an instant connection and attraction to Remy Donahue, the son of her employers. But with a habit of picking up and running, will Gabrielle realize that everything she’s ever wanted lies in Remy’s arms?

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Author Interview.

Hello, hello!

Welcome to another beautiful Monday where we get to meet our authors. Today’s spotlight is on Nigerian author Emike Osumah!

  1. Tell us about yourself and your background?

My name is Emike Osumah. I’m a wife, mum and of course a writer. I was born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria. I attended nursery, primary, secondary and University not just in Edo state but right in the very same town where I grew up. Thankfully, national youth service finally flipped things and became my first major phase of life away from that town. Then marriage sealed the deal and made Lagos my new home. That was how Edo State became a place I now visit occasionally.

I have had a flare for writing from as far back as age 6. I told stories in pictures when I couldn’t spell too many words and got into writing stories as they came to me when my vocabulary broadened as a child. Writing has been my happy place ever since just that I didn’t consider it a career until much later in life.

  1. Did your background influence your writing?

Well, I don’t know if I should say yes because since Writing is a natural skill , I’m sure whatever background I found myself in wouldn’t really matter much. Although I would say yes in the sense that the Christian background our parents gave us as Children influenced my kind of writing. I write books and articles that are strongly Christ centered even if they are engaging and entertaining. The core of my writing is Jesus and the reality of His power and love.

  1. How hard was it to write a book in Nigeria with Nigerian characters?

I will say it wasn’t hard. Nigeria is my natural, day to day setting so it’s pretty easy to craft characters who are just like every day Nigerians. What might be difficult for me is writing a book with Italian characters. Not like it would be impossible ,it would just involve much more work.

  1. What is the best investment you’ve made in writing?

I will say, the kind of writing communities I signed up to and am actively involved in. This has broadened my horizon and is still enriching my knowledge.

  1. Tell us about your book (fiction), The writing process?

For me, the message sometimes hits me with just the first couple of scenes and I know this is a story I should write but I seldom have a written out plan from start to finish. I’m only just learning to do that now but basically, I’m the pantser kind of writer. My plot grows as I write. Whether I’m planning ahead or writing straight from my heart to the blank pages of my laptop, the Holy Spirit is my inspiration.

  1. What is one message you’ve love everyone to get from you book.

I would always love my readers to come away with the knowledge that God is not just some detached deity up there but a father, our God who is deeply concerned about our lives , interested in heart matters, everything in between and wants to be right at the middle of our lives. I want them to come away with this knowledge that Jesus is that door to a pulsating relationship with God.

  1. What’s next, should we expect a new book?

Absolutely!! Expect more books. I’m presently working on something. It’s a second edition of a work I published 3 years ago. You will love it!

About The Book.

Her grandma cradles in her arms a baby who will never know her father.

Her mother’s tale isn’t any different.

There is an aunt in the mix with a grimmer tale of three babies, three different fathers.

Joyce Attah is next in line to be served the curse. What does she do when love like Seyi’s comes calling? Stay in the safety of no dates or step into murky waters where a sealed fate awaits?

Ripples…A tale of love, grace and brand new chances.

About The Author

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Author Interview!

Hello there!

After reading, another thing I enjoy is meeting authors. The spotlight today would be on the Nigerian Kikelomo Kuponiyi and her debut novel Unfolding Grace.

Let’s meet her!

  1. Tell us about yourself and your background
    I trained as a lawyer but worked in banking for over twenty years. I am currently retired, and keep busy by writing. I have always loved books and reading. I grew up in a house full of books. My parents loved reading and they had books covering a variety of topics, both educational and fiction. So, I grew up reading and developed a love for books.
  2. Did your background influence your writing?
    I always wanted to write my own book. Yes, my background influenced my wanting to write.
  3. How hard was it to write a book in Nigeria with Nigerian characters?
    I live in Nigeria and writing about Nigerians came easily to me. I just wrote about the people around me, the everyday people and every day life happening around me. I enjoy reading books about Nigerians because I can identify with their lives.
  4. What is the best investment you’ve made in writing?
    I think my best investment was paying someone to edit my novel. It was worth the investment of money and time, and I was pleased with the outcome.
  5. Tell us about your book (fiction), the writing process?
    I had written Unfolding Grace many times in my head before I put pen to paper. I had talked about it a lot, but eventually put it down. I was stuck a few times, but I would just leave it for a few days while I ran through different scenarios in my mind. I would eventually go back to it when I had decided on how the book would move.
  6. What is one message you would love everyone to get from your book.
    My main message in Unfolding Grace is that God has a good plan for everyone. Even though it may not look like it at the beginning, if we trust in God and obey Him, He causes His grace to unfold in our lives and perfects His plan in such a way that we are amazed and pleasantly satisfied when we see the end result of His works.
  7. What’s next, should we expect a new book?
    Yes, I am currently working on another novel which should be out in a few months.

Book Blurb

Bayo had it made. A rich father and good business acumen; a beautiful, professional fiancée, a new business that promises a wealthy future. What more could he ask for? Things were looking good. Then God stepped in! What happens now? Thus starts the journey of his life, where he would need God’s unfolding grace to come into the future pre-planned for him.

You can get your copy via AmazonOkadabooksSmashwords, Apple Books and so many other ebook retailers, worldwide.  It’s also part of the Bambooks library!

About The Author.

Author Bio:
Kikelomo Kuponiyi is a retired banker, lawyer and writer. After obtaining her law degree, she ventured into banking, where she worked for over two decades. Her love for the arts was however kept alive through writing journals, poetry and short stories. She recently retired from banking and is walking with God to navigate His plans for the second half of her life. Unfolding Grace is her first published novel. She blogs at http://www.kikesthoughts.com She is married with three children and lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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