Hi there! After a first draft, revisions, developmental edits, rewrites and three self edits….I’m 95% done with A Scoop Of Love. Yay! This is the first installment of the Sons of Ishmael series. I’m so excited about this series. It’s been on my mind since I penned The Christmas Ultimatum last year and I’m thrilled I’ll soon be able to release it. Pre orders would begin in next month…Enjoy this synopsis and excerpt.
The oldest of the Danjuma brothers, Rasheed was a self-made man. He’d learned at an early age that love and commitment brought with it complications he didn’t want to deal with. His single-minded focus had paid off. Rasheed was able to step into the shoes of his absentee father by taking care of his mother and twin brothers. But just when he thought he could stop carrying the weight of his family on his shoulders, he gets a call that could change the trajectory of his life.
Ibiso Jaja, a professional caterer, had gambled on the love of a man and lost. Through the redeeming love of God, she had picked herself up and was now living her dream as the owner of Bisso Bites, a bistro in the heart of Abuja. However circumstances conspire to threaten the bistro and bring her face to face with the type of man she has vowed to avoid. The attraction is instant.
Once again, Rasheed is forced to do something he has done all his life – put the needs of his family ahead of his own. This time however, he crosses path with the sassy, independent, Jesus-loving caterer who is bent on making him see the power of forgiveness and God’s love. Just when Rasheed lets his guard down, a deadly sabotage causes old demons to rise. Will Rasheed continue to pursue power and success or surrender to the light of God’s love?
Partially Edited Excerpt:
Rasheed’s mother slowly stood. He saw the look she gave him and knew that she was angry at his outburst. Right now, he couldn’t care less. He would pacify his mother later but first he wanted to know what these people were doing here.
“I ask again what are…”
“Rasheed, that’s enough.” His mother stepped down the step that elevated the dining area. She walked toward the visitors.
Rasheed shoved his hands in his pockets. His jaw set in anger but he remained quiet in respect of his mother. He stood by as Halima—his half-sister and his father’s other wife greeted his mother
“Hello Aisha, what are you doing here?” his mother asked calmly.
“I didn’t mean to intrude but I need to talk to you and Rasheed,” Aisha said.
“Nkechi, please get us drinks. We’ll be in the other living room,” Rasheed’s mother instructed. She then ushered the ladies out of the dining room.
“Bros, don’t allow these people to make you so angry,” Kamir said. He dug into his second helping of moi-moi.
“I agree besides you’re scaring our guest,” Jabir nodded in Ibiso’s direction.
Rasheed opened his mouth to speak when his focus shifted to his mother who re entered the room.
“I hope you’ve found your manners?” she asked Rasheed.
Rasheed paused for a moment. “Mama, I’m sorry. I just don’t want them here.”
“The last I checked, this was my house. Now act like you have some good home training and come join us. They really want to talk to you,” she said and retreated the way she came.
© Unoma Nwankwor 2014
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