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#GOODREADSFRIDAY: Hope & My Fiction Ep. 5

Hi there!

We are in a new month! Wow time sure does fly when you are having fun.

I really enjoyed bringing you this series but alas we’re are almost at the end of this series. We are closing out the fiction reads with a look at my first novel. An Unexpected Blessing. Alex Montgomery & Feramni Adewunmi started it all. Oh I love them so 🙂

In An Unexpected Blessing, we are introduced to Fera, a successful young lady in her own right however her one crime was that she wasn’t married yet. Her parents didn’t feel her accomplishments were worth anything without having the title Mrs. infront of her name. With her parents threatening an arranged marriage and their impending USA visit, Feranmi decides to take matters into her own hand.

In walks Alex and old flame. Feranmi tries to part her own Red Seas and spins a web of deceit with Alex as a participant. However God made her see that His ways are not her ways.

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Enjoy Your Weekend

Blessing

Unoma

PS: Have you listened to the Anchor Talk Podcast? A small burst of inspiration and encouragement rooted in Scripture and laced with personal stories to keep you anchored in hope during uncertainty. Listen Via Stitcher      Listen via iTunes

 

 

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Sneak Peak #TheFinalUltimatum

Hey there!

The Final Ultimatum is almost ready! It’s will the proof reader and will go live Oct 21.

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Here is a small snippet:

Nma, so where’s this husband you keep saying you have?” Abayomi heard the man say as he approached.

Olanma giggled and then abruptly stopped. Abayomi knew that in that moment she sensed his presence. She turned sideways, but the man she was with was so busy checking her out that he didn’t see Abayomi walk up.

“If he’s not taking care of…”

“I hear you’re looking for me and I take care of my wife just fine.” Abayomi came to a halt between Olanma and the man.

The look of shock on both their faces was satisfying. Nma? He couldn’t believe she allowed another man to call her that. Not even her father called her “beauty.” Only two people had that privilege – he and her grandmother. Or so he thought.

Abayomi snaked his arm around his wife’s waist and kissed her hair. He then stretched out his other hand to the man. “Abayomi Rice, said husband.”

The expression on the man’s face switched from shock to embarrassment. At least he had some shame.

After a few moments, he heard his wife say, “Yomi, this is Emeka Maduka, an old friend.”

Old friend? That’s what she thought. The man wanted her. Abayomi wasn’t fooled. He wrote the book on old friends. It was time to cut this little reunion short. “It was nice meeting you. I’ll take my wife now.”

Abayomi didn’t wait for a response before he ushered Olanma out of the ballroom. He found a secluded area where they could talk. He stared at her and began to pace. He had never been good at hiding his possessive nature.

“Yomi, that was rude and what are you doing here?” Olanma asked in a hushed whisper.

“Apparently, reminding you that you’re still my wife.”

She stared at him in disbelief. “No, I’m not doing this with you.”

“Really? Nma,” Abayomi said, his tone laced with irritation and sarcasm.

“You’ve got some nerve. You pop into Lagos two days ago, and then you don’t come home…” Her voice was shaky with rage. “I’m not doing this with you. Not here.” She began to walk away.

Abayomi exhaled. He was messing this up. “Olanma, wait.”

She stopped, but didn’t turn around.

“I’m sorry. I saw him touch you and then you laughed with him. I haven’t heard that sound in ages and I saw red.”

He hadn’t meant to reveal all that, but masked feelings were what had brought them to this point. If there was going to be a chance for them, they would have to lay down the masks. And since he was the one that was served with divorce papers, he had to take the first step. His prayer was that his vulnerability would lead them back to the intimacy they once shared. Where their souls were tied as one and hopefully rebuild their trust. He hoped she would see that.

Olanma walked back to him and stared at him intently. “It’s been a year. What did you expect? That I’d curl up and die?” She turned and walked away.

Her heated eyes showed him her soul. She was hurt, but so was he. This wasn’t what he imagined for them. Past the pain and anger he saw in her eyes, he also saw longing and love. It was clearer to him that restoring his marriage would be an uphill battle. Losing, however, wasn’t an option.

Copyright Unoma Nwankwor 2016

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Blessings

Unoma

4 Ways to Kill Fear & be a STAR

You were created in God’s image so stop being a punk. Okay chill before you close out of the blog while asking yourself who I think I am, hear me out.

Most of you know my journey to publication, if you don’t read it on the home page. My number one hindrance was FEAR. Don’t be like me. I wasted so much time.

You are not a mistake. God has called us to dominate the earth but how can you dominate if you don’t use the tools He’s given you? Do yo know your gifting but are to scared to move? Let’s address that real quick. From my personal experience this was what I feared and I’m sure some would hold same for you.

• Fear of what people will say
• Fear of not being enough
• Fear of not having provision
• Fear of failure.

Let me address those fears real quick. So we can move on.

• People will talk anyway, so let them talk about you walking in purpose and destiny for God.
• You are enough, God will not ask you to do anything He hasn’t equipped you to do. Remember He qualifies the called.
• If you follow the vision, God will make the provision. I’ve experienced this time and time again.
• What’s the worst that can happen? You learn and try again. Falling down isn’t the issue, staying down is.

The gifts of God are irrevocableRomans 11-29

Now that we got that out of the way let’s address those tools that you were born with (Gifts) are acquired skills (Talents) which are all you need to dominate your part of the earth. You know slay in your passion and walk in purpose, basically BE A STAR.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace~ 1 Peter 4:10

How do you go about it? First let me warn you it wouldn’t be an easy road so you have to trust God, that through the sowing and the reaping, He wouldn’t lead you astray.

Are you ready? Click here to listen to my FREE GIFT SERIES. It includes

1. Identification of Gifts
2. Confidence in Gifts
3. Use of Gifts

And a bonus track Intro to my new talk series Anchor Talk.

Remember God gave you those gifts, what you do with them is your gift back to Him.

Blessings

Unoma.

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Happy Holiday Hop

Hi there!

Today I’m participating in the Happy Holiday Hop hosted by Sweet Blog Hops.

I’ve been married a while now and I’ve made new Christmas memories with my family. My kids and I always bake cookies the day before, we always watch Disney parade and we wear our Pjs all day long. My hubby indulges me and watched romantic holiday movies with me all day.

However my childhood memories of Christmas are also fantastic. We spent a lot of time in church and visiting family. I do miss those big family moments. My parents live in Nigeria and my siblings live far and wide, so we’ve not been all in the same place at the same time in over 20 years. That was until 2013, I’ll always cherish that particular Christmas.

It is important to remember that Christmas is not always a happy time for everyone. For varying reasons. And we should make a special effort to be compassionate. Such was the case for my heroine in The Christmas Ultimatum.

happy holidays!

Synopsis:

Freelance journalist, Olanma Obinze, just landed the interview of a lifetime. She didn’t like the commercialism of Christmas, so the trip to Dubai was the perfect destination and it was happening at the perfect time. She’d get to escape the Christmas hoopla; and the big paycheck once the article was sold would ensure she didn’t have to go crawling back to her father for money.
Abayomi Rice was in charge of scheduling interviews for his grandfather, but would only grant Olanma’s request if she accepted his ultimatum—a trip half way across the world to Cape Town, South Africa.
Olanma wasn’t falling for the charm of a recovering playboy and a rich one at that. But with her plans going up in smoke before her eyes, Olanma must decide whether to give in to the ultimatum or leave empty handed. Who said it was the season to be merry?

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Leave me a comment telling me your favorite Christmas memory and be entered to win a copy of The Christmas Ultimatum.

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Blessing

Unoma