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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

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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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Blessing

Unoma

I’ve Been Bad.Oh Well, It’s The Holidays.

naughty_or_nice_notecards-rbcf2e57d7d704aca9b2e3672bda6f3e8_xvua8_8byvr_512Hey everyone,

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I sure did. I’m normally not a last minute gal but I have been so engrossed in finishing the first draft of my upcoming novel Amarachi  and promoting The Christmas Ultimatum that I totally just let the stuf pile up.

Gifts were wrapped on the 22nd, Christmas dinner was not planned till the 23rd. The we went shopping, got the ranch dressing forgot the salad, also forgot the flour for homemade gravy… I thought people were going to go hungry. But it all came together in the end. Largely due to my hubby and mom who is visiting with my dad from Nigeria. I would never forget this Christmas…it was fab. Even my birthday which is on the 24th was memorable. Didn’t do much. I never do, just a lot of reflection but to  have my parents here was the icing on the cake. Oh yes I did… my mom, my  daughter and I baked cookies.

Christmas Day: Everyone was gathered round the tree to open presents while watching the Disney Parks Parade, my kids were ecstatic…but  I’m nervous, will I like my gift, but then thwe thought is what counts( yeah right 🙂 I ripped mine open and my hubby got me a Kindle Fire HD 8.9. aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh perfect!! I’m so stuck in my ways with paperbacks that he says I need to get in with the ‘new’.In my opinion, nothing can compare to the smell of paper and flipping pages but I’m willing to give this a try.

In all the hoopla and celebration I know I have been bad. I haven’t written a lick. Not a letter, or a word or  constructed a sentence since the 20th… I feel awful. Even though I’m my own boss I have deadlines and goals, not writing for 7 days is gonna put me way behind unless I burn the midnight oil for a couple of days.

But oh well its the holidays 🙂

How was your Christmas? Do tell.

Blessings

Unoma