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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. 🙂

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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

 

 

 

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GOODREADFRIDAY: HOPE & MY FICTION EP.2

Missed this last week. My bad, I’ve been really on the go but we are back.

This week in hope & my fiction, I want to focus on the Rices. In The Christmas Ultimatum, Olanma & Abayomi were brought together and fell in love fast. Theirs was a story of a whirlwind romance in spite of a rocky beginning. They later went on to have a fairytale wedding. One you would expect rich young people with wealthy backgrounds to have. However, we met them again five years later in The Final Ultimatum and they are not so happy. Apparently the  romance and big weddings are all they are good at. The marriage,not so much.

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What happens when the love they shared goes oh so bad? Olanma was convinced love was the devil. Will Abayomi be able to prove her wrong? After a whirlwind romance and a fairytale wedding, the Rices are having a hard time having a happy marriage.
On a trip to SA to give it one last go, they are met with dangerous situation that has the whole family bonded in prayer for safety.
Love, betrayals, sacrifice and redemption all wrapped into a delightful tale. The Rices have all but given up on a favorable end for their marriage until they surrendered to the Author and Finisher of their faith.

You can find The Ultimatum Series on all major online bookstores and in print.

Pick up both books and take a trip to South Africa for less than $7 🙂

Blessing

Unoma

4th Blogoversary…Coming Full Circle

Yesterday, I was doing a lot of updates on the blog, by the way have you looked around recently? Pretty cool huh? But anyway, during my work, I checked out my comments and realized that my 4th year blogoversary passed a couple of days ago. Can you believe it?

I had to think about that for a minute and realized that since I opened up the blog in Oct 2012, it has gone through so many changes. Most important was the fact that this blog…this exact site was born after I’d abandoned my first blog for two years and everything was lost. Sounds confusing ? Okay let me walk you through and why it is so funny I’m where I am in my life right now. God sure has a sense of humor.

So, in 2009, I opened my first blog and called it W.O.M.A.N.C INC. It was the ‘Musing of a lady after God’s Heart’. An inspirational blog that provided stimulus for the soul through articles and discussions. It was supposed to be the blog of a non profit I wanted to start. I was going through a hard time, felt very hopeless so I just wrote about things I was going through that I knew a lot of others might have gone through as well. Was it a success? Sure if you ask me now. But then I wasn’t as matured as I am now. It was successful because I did have a forum where people could come and talk but was I getting a huge amount of traffic as those I was “comparing myself to?” No. Therefore to me, it was a waste of time. Not a success.

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Then I had some trials, so why am I talking about what wasn’t working for me? So I shut it down, or rather I abandoned it…stuff expired and I lost 2 years worth of writing. Also the women who came there to talk, also lost a home. Disgraceful. When we don’t walk in purpose & destiny we rob others. I wasn’t confident in my expectations from God to properly guide me. So I gave up.

3 years later, the writing bug which refused to die, started getting on my last nerve. So I opened this up. In full disclosure, it was a cop put. I knew I should’ve been writing a book but I decided that 300+ word blog post is obedience enough. PS: Partial obedience is disobedience.  So this started again as a forum to encourage and build hope. You know the period I went through?My hopelessness?  Well, giving up is something I didn’t want others to do. Around that time I was forced to write that novel(read my publishing story to know how I was forced) So I did some reorganization to make it my online platform. I changed the name, the focus to mainly talk about me as an author. But I kept that hope theme…its just in me. Even my fictional characters struggle in hope at one time or the other. Hence, as you’ve noticed, every week I talk about hope and confident expectations in Monday Musings.

7 books later, I have come full circle. How?  I am taking my passion for helping others build confident expectations through Christ, a lot of steps further. I’ll be making my announcement by the end of the year. I’m excited on what 2017 and the future holds.

On this 4th year, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank all of you for hanging with me.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).

I would love to hear what this blog has meant to you. Drop me a comment.

Blessings

Unoma.

Oh by the way, you can check out the newly release book The Final Ultimatum here

I’m also offering a FREE Gift Bundle to those who want to join my Anchor Tribe (Hope Anchors the Soul Heb 6:19)  and be encouraged through challenges, inspiration and prayers to build confident expectation through Christ, click here

I Even Forgot To Title It…

Remember I talked about the whirlwind in a previous post? Now I’m going to give you an update on what has been going on so you too will be in the know.

 

 

 

First thing is first, I’m in Lagos, Nigeria. The reason for my visit apart from seeing family and friends is the premiere of my movie #TemptingFate. My husband wrote & directed the movie I worked as a producer…I earned that title..LOL. The movie will show in Nigerian theaters nationwide on July 17th. If you are in Nigeria, make it a date.

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On the 12th of July at 2pm, I’ll be signing and reading from my books at Patabah bookstore Off Adeniran Ogunsanya in Suru Lere Lagos. I really hope to meet my Nigerian readers there. Prizes and surprise guest will be there..:-)

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Now onto publishing news….drum roll please, giving thanks to God,  I’m now signed to Brown Girls Publishing under the Brown Girl Faith imprint. yay! My own publishing company, KevStel Publications is still alive and the Sons of Ishmael series and others stories will be published under it…but Final Ultimatum which is the sequel to The Christmas Ultimatum will be published under BGF in the Spring of 2016! I’m excited to be on this new journey as a hybrid author.

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Speaking of Sons of Ishmael, Anchored By Love which is the second book in the series, is in the proof reading stage but I need to tighten up the end.It should be available for pre order late August hoping to release in October 2015.

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Here is the synopsis:

One request changed everything forever…again

When Jabir Danjuma met Damisi Odinga years ago, it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. However, their attraction can’t be denied. Just as he begins to feel the forbidden emotion, Damisi breaks up with him and moves half way across the world. Now, Damisi has a request that only Jabir could fulfill. Their encounter sets off a series of events that leave them both with fresh pain and hurt. They vow never to see each other again, but fate has a different idea. Will they stick it out long enough for the Potter to perfect their scars and pain for His purpose or will distance and time steal the day.

 

I  shared the first chapter of the book with my newsletter subscribers last month and I’ll share more chapters soon, to get it sign up here

Lastly, I’d like to announce that my books are now available on Jumai Nigeria online. If you’re in Nigeria, you can now order from Jumai and it gets shipped to you anywhere in the country.

I’d like to say thank you for your support of my work. I couldn’t do this without you, sounds like cliche but it is so so true.

Be Blessed.

Unoma

PS: This post went on for weeks without a title…hence the title