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Friday Sneak Peek: The Danjumas

TGIF!

It’s the weekend of July 4. Happy Independence day everyone. For those of you going out of town, I wish you safe travels to and from your destinations. Be safe out there. While you are on the road or simply lounging around the house, I’d like to invite you to chill with the Danjuma’s from the Sons of Ishmael Series

Their lives took an unexpected turn when their father made a decision that molded their futures. Until they met the women who helped put their broken pieces back together.
In book 1, A Scoop of Love, heir to the Danjuma empire, Rasheed is forced to confront past hurts and deal with the head strong caterer, Ibiso who is determined to have him check his baggage at the door. Will their love stand a chance?
In book 2, Anchored By Love, One night took Jabir & Damisi back to the very beginning, where they are forced to face old scars. They thought they were done but neither was prepared for what fate had in store.
Available in Print/Kindle/Nook/Kobo. Just click here

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Have a safe weekend.

Be Blessed

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?

The Christmas Ultimatum (2)

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 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.

Anchored by Love

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

There’s A Reason, But What Is It?

The year I decided to obey God and walk in my purpose, I knew immediately what my characters would look like. I mean their stories are all fictitious, for me at least, but the core of their story would all be centered on one thing…HOPE,& RESTORATION. How did I know this? Well, relax lemme tell you about it.

To tell this story, let me go back a little. The pregnancy and birth of my second child was a pretty painful, painful experience. While I was in the hospital recuperating, I had two polar experiences. One was with a nurse who had no idea of the pain I was going through, so as you’d expect she was harsher in her care for me…my mother nearly fought her…LOL never mess with a Naija woman’s child.( all women as a matter of fact). Later, the second was with another nurse, who was more tender. She advised a change in medication and I was so much better. That was four years ago, at first I hated that first nurse, but now I think about it, she didn’t have the capacity to do any better because she didn’t have a clue.

Remember in Luke 22:31 &32 when Jesus told Peter that he would be tempted, but that He would pray for him to overcome and when He does, to help others? “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”

Okay, stay with me…I’m getting to what this has to do with my writing & characters. 2011 & 2012 where pretty rough years for me. I experienced a long period of hopelessness. You see I knew the promises of God, heck, I could recite most of them. Jesus had been so good to me but I still felt hopeless, things were not changing the way I desired. I felt trapped in an endless circle that just rotated on it’s axis. Not moving front or back. I call it being “just there”. I know what it feels like to have Jesus in your heart but you wrestle with various physical and emotional struggles…fear, doubt, unforgiveness, anger at God not answering you NOW. Why He seems to answer other people’s prayers but yours go unanswered. You know…

It was a long process of restoration for me, going back to when I first believed, reaffirming the fact that He knows, accepting His grace and trusting completely in His plan. In other words, I accepted the REST of God. It might not all be fine, but its A okay as long as I remained in His secret place.

Woman Using Laptop On Desk At HomeSo back to my characters, first they are all African or mostly..that was purely to educate and entertain my readers about the culture and essence of Africa especially Nigeria…but at the core, that’s their story in a nutshell. They all have in one way or another allowed their circumstances to mold their view of a God they once knew so well. Or they have let the unanswered prayers of others mar their view of His plan for them just like the Danjuma men Or they have gotten tired of hoping for Him to answer their own prayers as was the case with Amara in When You Let Go. Or grew impatient and decided to help God like Feranmi in An Unexpected Blessing

By the end of each of their stories, they find their way back to the truth of God’s love and are RESTORED by the HOPE that anchors their souls, allowing them to completely surrender in Christ. My hope is that those who read my stories are more hopeful in their circumstance with the understanding that forgiveness and the ability to let go allows them to access His peace with surpasses human understanding and therefore the REST of God.

Just remember, whatever you’re going through might not be for you but a teachable moment for someone else.

Be Blessed.

Unoma

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