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#GoodReadFriday :Hope & My Fiction Ep.4

Happy Friday! Or should I say Fri-yay! As always let’s give thanks to God for letting us see another weekend. As you know it is time for another edition of Hope & My Fiction.

Today I’ll be introducing you to Ayanti better known as Yanni (an embattled pop star) & Pastor Mensah. Did you catch that? A Pastor and a pop star. I didn’t say gospel artist, I said pop star and an embattled one at that.

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I came up with Ayanti and Mensah’s story while driving home one day. I was listening to a sermon on Queen Esther. Her initial hesitation to do what Mordacai was asking her to do caught my attention. When God elevates us, we sometimes tend to forget Him later on. The story went through many edits but the gist of the story remained the same. Ayanti was a PK(Preacher’s Kids) that turned her back on God. She thought she had a valid reason but did she? Once her trials and storms began to rage, she lost all hope. That was until she met Pastor Mensah.

Find out how this couple were able to push through public opinion and their own hiccups to come out on top in the end.

He Changed My Name is available in Print  & Ebook on all major platforms.

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Blessings

Unoma

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Friday Sneak Peek: The Final Ultimatum

TGIF!!

Have you read my 2013, Christmas novelette titled The Christmas Ultimatum? If you haven’t you can get it for $1.99 here It’s a really quick read. Well it introduces the characters of Olanma Obinze and Abayomi Rice. At the end of The Christmas Ultimatum, they were married. The Final Ultimatum would be my 7th book and it is a stand alone sequel and picks up five years later.

Synopsis:

Olanma and Abayomi Rice’s marriage is about to end in divorce. To please their families, they must pretend to be a happy couple one last time. Their farce leads to unexpected healing of their hearts, but then life throws another wrench in the plan. An ultimatum brought them together and now one threatens to tear them apart. Will this final one be the glue that keeps them committed to each other?

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I hope to release this in Sept/Oct and over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing the cover and leaving you with sneak peaks.

In the meantime, its the weekend. Whatchu reading? Have you read my latest release HE CHANGED MY NAME? You can get it here for $2.99

He broke down her walls without her even noticing. And when he rebuilt them, he added windows to let the sunshine in.

He broke down her walls without her evennoticing. And when he rebuilt them,he added windows to le tte sunshine in.

Have a great weekend.

Be Blessed

Unoma

I’m Back…Well Kind Of

Hey there! Welcome to a new month.

I’ve been MIA kind of but for a good reason. I had to have surgery on my left hand and that basically left me unable to do anything with it. Including typing out a blog post. Hence the caption I’m back…well kind of. I’m still unable to do a lot of typing but I just had to check in with one hand…lol

As you know HE CHANGED MY NAME has been released and is doing good. I’m thankful for that. Have you read it yet? You need to, just don’t take my word for it. Check out the reviews and see what others think.

Well since today is supposed to be #TeaserTuesday, let me give you a little sneak into the mind of the heroine of the book. Ayanti Effiong AKA Yanni.

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Readers are in love with Ayanti and her boo Pastor Mensah. Remember Alex & Fera from AN UNEXPECTED BLESSING ? Well, you will get an update on them and what they have been doing in this book.

With my inability to write, I have been doing a lot and I do mean a lot of reading. I think I need to start One Click Anonymous..LOL.

Read any good books lately? Let me know what you’ve been up to.

Be Blessed& don’t forget to sign up for my updates

Unoma

 

Happy Pub Day to Me: He Changed My Name is Available

Dear readers,

I’m happy to announce that my novella HE CHANGED MY NAME is now available! This story is special to me for so many reasons. Chief among those reasons is that it is the first Unlikely Connection I’ve written. You see I italicized that right?…Just thinking, this might be the beginning of a new series. I’ll let you determine that.

Another reason I’m excited is that you get to catch up on the characters of An Unexpected Blessing, Alex, Feranmi & the gang. I had fun bringing them back.

Pastor Mensah Afortey and Ayanti “Yanni” Effiong couldn’t be more different. He is a pastor and she is an embattled pop star. Will they be able to reach happily ever after? Although it is loosely based around Valentine’s Day, the true story here is one of hope, redemption and restoration.

The blurb and an excerpt as well as the buy links are below. I know you have been waiting for this story. Thank you for being patient with me.

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About the Book: Eager to escape the hypocrisy of the church and build her singing career, pop sensation, Ayanti “Yanni” Effiong enters and wins The Next World Star. Apart from fulfilling her dream, her move to America offers the perfect opportunity to help young female immigrants. A cause she pursues with a passion until fame takes over. Fifteen years later, broke, dumped and fresh out of jail, she begins to regret the lifestyle and name she created for herself.
Mensah Afortey is on the brink of losing the church he put his heart and soul into for the past seven years. This years’ Valentine Day gala is his last attempt to raise money for the church. Everything is set but they need a big name to pull in donations. Just as he is about to give up, in walks “Yanni.” When he agreed for Ayanti to serve community service under his church he didn’t know she was the same person as the embattled star.
While she pays her debt to society, the last thing she wants to do is perform on a day that left a bitter taste in her mouth. But there is no denying the instant attraction between them. Before he wins her heart, Mensah must win her soul. Over time and in fellowship with the church, Ayanti comes to realize that despite what man calls her, God has the ability to change her name.

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Excerpt:

The shrill ring of her phone brought her back to the present. She sat up against the headboard. Her heartbeat accelerated as she answered the phone. It was Debby.
“Please give me good news.”
“Hey, chica,” Debby responded. “I hope you’re doing better.”
Earlier, Ayanti had a breakdown. She had screamed and bawled her eyes out, wishing she was back in Calabar, the capital city of her home, Cross Rivers in Nigeria. It seemed like a lifetime ago she won that competition and left the country.
“Yes, I’m fine, but tell me I can be better.”
“Okay, here’s the deal. Charity for Homes had filled up with court ordered volunteers until next month…”
“I can’t wait that long!”
“Lemme finish, girlie. We were able to get you to volunteer with them not as an individual, but under a church group.”
“A church!” Ayanti wiped her hands across her face. She hadn’t been in one of those in years. Did Debby have any idea the kind of judgment that went on in that place? She’d take her chances with the mean police officer until next month.
“Hear me out. The church volunteers with Homes for Charity as a non-sponsor group. You can be part of those volunteers and when they are not volunteering, you can still make up some hours by working in the church. That way, you can get this thing over with faster. Now tell me that doesn’t beat picking up trash in the streets,” Debby finished.
“But those people would have known what I did. Why I’m there…”
“And? Which one of them there hasn’t done anything bad?” Debby asked. “Girl, think about it. Besides, you have nothing else to lose at this point.”
“I guess you’re right.” Ayanti contemplated the whole arrangement.
“Of course I am.” A beat of silence passed between them. “Now get some rest and I’ll see you tomorrow. Think about it and let me know what you want to do. You have until the end of the week.”
“What’s the name of the church?”
“Ummm…hold on.” The shuffling noise of paper could be heard in the background. “It’s called Calvary Is the Way. It’s on Auburn.”
Ayanti remained silent for a few minutes. After a while they disconnected. Ayanti switched off the television and turned to her side. Calvary Is the Way? She rolled her eyes. These new age churches and their names. What ever happened to churches with sensible names? Like Mount something…
© 2016 Unoma Nwankwor

Purchase Links

Amazon: http://amzn.to/23xHqjD

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Happy reading and I appreciate your support. Please share, share, share. ….

Blessings

Unoma