Have you had a chance to read my new Christmas novel? The readers love it. Here’s a teaser from Yasmine, the heroine of A Promise Fulfiled
“Merry Christmas, Yasmine,” Mrs. St. Patrick, from the local bakery, yelled.Yasmine lifted her hand, waved and returned the greeting. If she’d remembered she’d have to plaster on smiles as she wished the locals a Merry Christmas, she would’ve let her driver do the honors, while she hid behind the tinted windows.
As she turned onto Amour Lane and walked up the short stairs to the resort, Yasmine took in the fragrance of cranberries and cinnamon sticks, mixed with the smell of citrus and cloves. She was far from a grinch, so her intent wasn’t to steal the joy of the season from others. She just didn’t want them suffocating her with it either.
Afamous music producer. A second chance at love. The small town where it all began.
After all the heartache and pain Yasmine wanted two things. One, for Christmas, to be over now. And two, for Kojo to leave town.Kojo, on the other hand, had other plans and none of them included giving her what she wanted.
Hey there! I got back my edits for a Promise Fulfilled and I’m comfortable enough to put it up for pre-order. There isn’t a lot to clean up at all. As at the time of this blog post, I’m 95% done. Yay! This has been quite a busy year for me.
My editor LOVES the story. Couldn’t stop gushing about the new family. One thing I have learned from tackling this new part of Africa…the northern part, Morocco… is the prejudices people in this modern time still hold about certain people/places. Or maybe prejudice isn’t the word…stereotype. The late Chinua Achebe had this to say about stereotypes.
“The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this.”
Just because a country is predominantly Muslim, doesn’t mean there isn’t a sizable Christian population. We no longer live in a time of absolutes, the world is getting smaller and cultures are mixing. Ok. I’m getting off my soap box.
Enjoy the teaser and head to Amazon to preorder your copy. Out Dec 6th. Preorder price is $2.99 after the 6th, it goes up to $3.99
A famous music producer. A second chance love. And the small town where it all began. For Yasmine, Christmas isn’t worth celebrating. She has to leave. Once she finds out Kojo is coming to town, her resolve to be on the next thing out of town is cemented. If only her grandmother would let her be great. Preorder now http://bit.ly/AProFulfilled