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Wife, Mom, Author & Entrepreneur. Navigating my imperfect life while serving a perfect God

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Coming Soon!!

The last book in the Sons of Ishmael series: Redeemed Through Love.

All books are standalones but to have the full Danjuma experience, it is advisable to read all books. To help with that, the first book A SCOOP OF LOVE is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and the other books have been discounted.

 

“The multiplying of the redeemed is the magnifying of the Redeemer.”

Redeemed Through Love starts 6 months after Kamal’s(Mended With Love) twins are born. In the book, we get to know more about Halima Danjuma. Remember she’s the baby  step sister of the Danjuma brothers. She was raised Muslim while her brothers were raised Christian. What were the odds that she’d fall in love with a Christian.

Ekene Odili.

Ekene is her brother’s best friend and lawyer of Danjuma Group. In this tale, Halima is on a quest for the truth.  The truth however is wrapped up in a forbidden love. One she’s tempted to explore but when the consequences come will she wish she hadn’t disturbed the tide?

Here’s an excerpt from  A Scoop Of Love where Ekene & Halima first met.

Hours later, Ekene turned his car into the gated community where Halima lived. Soon, both friends walked up to the front door, rang the doorbell and waited.
Rasheed was taken aback when Halima, dressed in a simple cut red dress with white polka dots, opened the door. She looked different without her hijab on. In fact, this was the first time he was seeing her auburn flowing hair. His kid sister was quite a beautiful young woman.
“Good afternoon, brother,” his sister said. Her tone was low.
“Hi. This is my friend Kene. Kene this is my kid sis, Halima.”
“Hi.” Ekene stretched out his hand and Halima placed hers in it. He gave her his charismatic smile and if Rasheed didn’t know any better, he’d think that Halima had just been captivated by Ekene’s charm. Her eyes had a hint of admiration in them. The handshake seemed to last a moment too long. Rasheed cleared his throat and Ekene let go of her hand.
A strange overprotective feeling came over him. She looked so vulnerable, giving him another reason to dislike that fact that she was in Lagos all by herself. She opened the door to usher them in.
“I’m afraid I have to leave, but it was nice meeting you,” Ekene said. “Call me later, man.”
“Nice meeting you, too,” Halima said, and walked into the house.

Copyright 2014 Unoma Nwankwor

Remember you can enjoy the first book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. https://amzn.to/2MTVm6R

Peace & Blessings!

Unoma

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And Another One…

Hi there!!

Happy New Years.

As I write this, its about 8:56 pm EST so technically it’s not 2019 yet. However in my homeland, Nigeria and other places, it is. 🙂

Happy New Year 2019 Greeting Card

I want to share with you this verse from Paul “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

Let go of the bad habits and trash of 2018 and embrace the New Year with everything you got. We’re in this race together.

Peace & Blessings,

Unoma

 

 

 

5 Years Later, 5 Things I’ve Learned.

Hi there!

Today is my fifth anniversary in publishing. In addition to being thankful for you coming on this journey with me, I want to share 3 things I have learned along the way as a published author.

First of all, I want you to know that I still consider myself a new author, but this journey has taught me a thing or two. I can share the glamour of holding your baby in your hand. Or yes it is glamorous, for me at least. But I want to share with you my transparent truth, it just might be yours as well.

5Years In Publishing

  1. Let your voice come naturally to you. I had to start with this because one of the things that stopped me in the beginning was I told myself I’d never sound as great as those who I’ve admired for years. Well, I was right, they are them and I am me. When God made each and everyone of us, He broke the mold, figuratively of course 🙂  So instead of trying to copy someone’s voice, hone the one that God gave you.
  2. The passion for your story will dwindle: The thrill of a new idea is always exciting. I have woken up many nights so excited. But as time goes on, the allure of these characters dwindle under the craft. The number one thing I do is to step back and let the characters loose. One of the reasons the passion may dwindle is the characters aren’t doing what I told them to do…free them but don’t throw away the story. You can’t fix a blank page.
  3. You will not feel like writing every day…and guess what? You don’t have to. I know you see those quotes all the time about “write everyday”, “a writer should be writing” while true, that’s an enormous amount of pressure. I do not write everyday, but I also don’t write only when I feel like either. I set goals for releasing a book and follow my word count action plan to get it done.
  4. Growing a platform takes time. It will not explode overnight. That’s just not how it works. You have to post consistently. You have to put up valuable content. You have to make an effort to build your platform every single day. But don’t be so busy looking for the masses that you forget those that are with you now. Nurture them and they will help you spread the word. I LOVE MY AFRO LUV BUGS, they are my rock readers and I’m so grateful to them.
  5. Writing/Authorship/Publishing are three very different things. Be clear about what you’re doing and who you are. Publishing is a business and should be treated as such.

Have you read my titles? Check them out here

Keep walking in the direction of your dream. It might not be writing but whatever it is, keep at it. Good things take time.

Peace & Blessing,

Unoma