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#TeaserTuesday: A Scoop Of Love

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Photo Credit: Nigerian Food TV

Hey! Finally I’m sharing a tiny snippet from A Scoop of Love. I’m still deep in edits but I think this is cool enough to share. Let me set the scene.

Rasheed are meeting Ibiso for the second time after a disastrous first meeting. The venue: a point and kill fish market. For my non Nigerian readers, it’s a place where the customer can point to the fish they want killed and packaged. Normally used to cook peppersoup (pictured above) He is there for his mom, she is there for a client. Then this happens: They point to the same fish…Enjoy the snippet.


“Such a gentleman,” Ibiso said as they waited for the attendant to return.

Rasheed heard the hint of sarcasm but wasn’t bothered. “Did you think I wasn’t?”

“Hmm, I don’t know. I barely know you.”

“We have to fix that.” Rasheed raised his hand to his face and stroked his moustache.

“And how do you suppose we do that?”

“Well, seeing as I let you have the fish and you’re a caterer…

“If you want to taste my cooking, you could always come to the restaurant.”

“I could, couldn’t I? But I was thinking something more personal. Seeing as I sacrificed my fish for you.”

© 2014 Unoma Nwankwor

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When You Let Go~An Excerpt

When You Let Go cover3This was working out better than I thought. Amara had been gone for a little over half an hour. She had tried calling Ejike before she left but couldn’t get to him. Chinelo smiled because that meant Ejike had no idea that he’d be coming home to her.

As soon as Amara left the house, Chinelo took a quick shower and put on her blue jean mini skirt and a sheer white blouse. Despite the black tank top underneath, it still had the effect she was going for.

Moments later, she could hear the garage door opening. That must be Ejike. Amara couldn’t have made it back so soon.

Chinelo put her hand on her blouse and adjusted the twins on her chest. Even if God hadn’t done anything else, He had endowed her with a good cup size and a figure she could always count on. She hiked up her skirt a little and sat on the sofa.

“Showtime, phase one,” Chinelo whispered under her breath.

The adjoining door to the garage opened. Chinelo snickered when Ejike stopped dead in his tracks. He blinked a few times, then regained his composure. She felt the emotion in his eyes as he made a quick sweep of her body. Scorn. Discomfort. But she noticed that didn’t stop him from staring at her legs a second longer. That was what Chinelo had counted on—she knew he was a leg man. She remembered it was Amara’s legs he salivated over first. It was nice to know that being a church man hadn’t affected his sight. Chinelo did a sweep of her own. Now that Amara wasn’t home, there was no need to steal glances like she had done at lunch the other day. Ejike Dike was still the most beautiful man she had ever seen. His neatly cut hair and lean but toned frame could be lethal on any sane woman’s hormones. His dark eyes always seemed to have the ability to see right through someone. Chinelo also noticed his style hadn’t been affected by the years either. He had on dark blue khakis and a Tommy Hilfiger, multi-colored T-shirt that hugged his muscles like it was made especially for him. Chinelo stood up and reached out to grab his portfolio and the bottle of wine he brought home.

“Where is Amara?” Ejike walked past her and scanned the room with his eyes.

Chinelo felt her blood rise. He just walked by her as though she didn’t exist. She couldn’t lose her head though. She was on a mission. This man hasn’t seen anything yet.

“Well, hello to you, too,” Chinelo said.

“Hi, where is Amara?”

“You trust your wife now. She’s always trying to rescue people. She had to run out for a bit to meet with a client.” Chinelo made an attempt to reach for his portfolio again. This time he let her have it. She walked to the staircase and set it down at the foot of the stairs. She would have taken it into the study, but this time they had was valuable before his goody two shoes wife returned.  She was not about to leave him alone. Every moment was precious.

copyright 2014 Unoma Nwankwor

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When You Let Go: A Snippet

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Hey y’all remember the name of my  WIP was Amarachi~ The Grace of God.

Editor Feedback: Amarachi was a complex name. The Grace of God was too generic. So a title change was suggested.

Amara’s story is one where she had to let go of pain to be open to forgive and receive. So the new title is…When You Let Go

Enjoy another snippet. I’m almost there, I’ll announce a release date soon

Pulling a chair, Ejike sat with an exaggerated grin on his face. “I’m sure you guys wouldn’t mind if I joined your party.”

How did he find her? Amara opened her mouth to speak, when Ejike continued while glaring at Devon.

“You must have the magic touch to get my wife to laugh like that,” he said. “She did tell you she is married, right?”

Devon had a confused look on his face. His eyes traveled from her to Ejike. “I’d hate for you to go to hell because you drank from another man’s well,” Ejike said.

Amara’s jaw dropped. How dare he act like she was doing something wrong? If she didn’t do something he would end up costing her this client. “Devon Roberson, meet my husband Ejike Dike,” she said.

Devon extended his hand. “Nice to meet you,” he said.

Ejike ignored his hand. “I wish I could say it was a pleasure.”

That’s it she had had enough. Amara stood up. “Excuse us,” she said to Devon. “I’ll be back shortly.”

Ejike stood. “Don’t bother, I’ll see myself out.” He turned around and left without a backward glance.

©Unoma Nwankwor2014

Coming Spring 2014

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