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Autumn~ The Year’s Last Loveliest smile : An Update.

usb It’s Fall!! My favorite time of the year.In the beginning of the year I set some writing goals for myself. Specific, Measurable, Attainable,Realistic & Time specific. It’s important for us to set those kind of goals so that we don’t end up setting expectations that are too high or run the risk of just wandering through our plan without a focus.

If you want to see what they were you can check the post out 2014 Writing Goals. So let’s take a look,

Reading: You know the popular Stephen King quote…if you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the tools you need to write. Reading is like fuel for any writer. I’m doing well on my Goodreads reading challenge. I’m at  61% of my goal.  I got to try some new authors and genres I won’t normally read. You can check me out on Goodreads. Did you sign up for the challenge? How are you doing?

Writing: One of my favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans… so in as much as I had my plans and worked hard to achieve them I left room to adjust to His grand design. After all everything I do is  for His glory.Well I think I delivered on what I promised….almost.

1. I released When You Let Go in May (formerly titled Amarachi). It’s doing really well. I’m thankful to my reader & supporters.

2. I’ll release the first book in the Sons Of Ishmael series, A Scoop Of Love on Dec 3rd.

3. In lieu of the holiday story I wrote some short stories, you can read them in the My Shorts category.

If I had a USB connected to my head I would have been able to churn out a lot more…LOL. It’s hard walking around with all these ideas, every character is vying for attention, but in due time..everything in order. Currently I’m working of book two of the Ishmael series titled Anchored By Love.

However I didn’t do any events.  I spent that time on a family vacation and the premiere of my company’s first feature film. As well as being a wife, mummy and having a full time job.

I say all this not to brag in anyway but to give God the glory and encourage you that you can do anything, absolutely  anything you set your mind to. Just stay connected to your creator and plan accordingly but most important of all be flexible to His will. Celebrate the small things, keep the faith, hold on to hope while relying on the grace of God. Paul said it best…but by the grace of God. I am what I am.

Next time I’ll share a character interview for my current heroine and the writing process I use.

How did you do on your goals? Did you remember to celebrate your smallest accomplishments? How to do you stay connected to God in this world of ‘busy’? Please share in the comments.

Blessing

Unoma.

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Author Spotlight~Guess What? It’s here

When You Let Go cover3Normally I use this medium to spotlight other authors but today I wanna spotlight myself. We are allowed to toot our own horns once in a while…right? Well indulge me.

Today is the official pub day for my 2nd novel When You Let Go. Yay! Me

About The Book:

An answered prayer. An unforeseen betrayal. A family healed by grace.

Amara and Ejike Dike had been married for six glorious years. Amara was convinced Ejike, was the perfect gift from God. Loving, charming and very easy on the eyes. They had a beautiful life. Well, not so beautiful. Amara’s inability to bear children made her feel like a less than the perfect mate for her husband.

Then after many years, God lifted her faith and had finally heard her cry. The Dikes couldn’t be happier.

A surprise visit from Chinelo, Amara’s long lost cousin, turns Amara’s world upside down and threatens to turn her once-perfect existence into ashes.

Ejike loved his wife with a passion. They shared a burning desire and faith in God that burned deep. However Chinelo’s appearance would open a Pandora’s Box that had purposely been kept shut.

Faced with the loss of all she holds dear, Amara finds herself at crossroads. Would she lean on God’s sustaining grace to let go and travel the rocky path to forgiveness? Or would she throw everything to the wind and walk away?

When You Let Go is a novel about people who know what the Word of God instructs but struggle with actually doing it when the chips are down

Excerpt

This was working out better than I thought. Amara had been gone for a little over half an hour. She had tried calling Ejike before she left but couldn’t get to him. Chinelo smiled because that meant Ejike had no idea that he’d be coming home to her.

As soon as Amara left the house, Chinelo took a quick shower and put on her blue jean mini skirt and a sheer white blouse. Despite the black tank top underneath, it still had the effect she was going for.

Moments later, she could hear the garage door opening. That must be Ejike. Amara couldn’t have made it back so soon.

Chinelo put her hand on her blouse and adjusted the twins on her chest. Even if God hadn’t done anything else, He had endowed her with a good cup size and a figure she could always count on. She hiked up her skirt a little and sat on the sofa.

“Showtime, phase one,” Chinelo whispered under her breath.

The adjoining door to the garage opened. Chinelo snickered when Ejike stopped dead in his tracks. He blinked a few times, then regained his composure. She felt the emotion in his eyes as he made a quick sweep of her body. Scorn. Discomfort. But she noticed that didn’t stop him from staring at her legs a second longer. That was what Chinelo had counted on—she knew he was a leg man. She remembered it was Amara’s legs he salivated over first. It was nice to know that being a church man hadn’t affected his sight. Chinelo did a sweep of her own. Now that Amara wasn’t home, there was no need to steal glances like she had done at lunch the other day. Ejike Dike was still the most beautiful man she had ever seen. His neatly cut hair and lean but toned frame could be lethal on any sane woman’s hormones. His dark eyes always seemed to have the ability to see right through someone. Chinelo also noticed his style hadn’t been affected by the years either. He had on dark blue khakis and a Tommy Hilfiger, multi-colored T-shirt that hugged his muscles like it was made especially for him. Chinelo stood up and reached out to grab his portfolio and the bottle of wine he brought home.

“Where is Amara?” Ejike walked past her and scanned the room with his eyes.

Chinelo felt her blood rise. He just walked by her as though she didn’t exist. She couldn’t lose her head though. She was on a mission. This man hasn’t seen anything yet.

“Well, hello to you, too,” Chinelo said.

“Hi, where is Amara?”

“You trust your wife now. She’s always trying to rescue people. She had to run out for a bit to meet with a client.” Chinelo made an attempt to reach for his portfolio again. This time he let her have it. She walked to the staircase and set it down at the foot of the stairs. She would have taken it into the study, but this time they had was valuable before his goody two shoes wife returned.  She was not about to leave him alone. Every moment was precious.

Copyright Unoma Nwankwor 2014

Buy Links:

Amazon US ebook: http://www.amazon.com/When-You-Let-Unoma-Nwankwor-ebook/dp/B00KDJ09UY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400447387&sr=1-4&keywords=unoma+nwankwor

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-You-Let-Unoma-Nwankwor-ebook/dp/B00KDJ09UY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400688497&sr=8-1&keywords=when+you+let+go+unoma+nwankwor

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1119541995?ean=2940149439065

Thank you for all your support.

Blessings

Unoma

When You Let Go~An Excerpt

When You Let Go cover3This was working out better than I thought. Amara had been gone for a little over half an hour. She had tried calling Ejike before she left but couldn’t get to him. Chinelo smiled because that meant Ejike had no idea that he’d be coming home to her.

As soon as Amara left the house, Chinelo took a quick shower and put on her blue jean mini skirt and a sheer white blouse. Despite the black tank top underneath, it still had the effect she was going for.

Moments later, she could hear the garage door opening. That must be Ejike. Amara couldn’t have made it back so soon.

Chinelo put her hand on her blouse and adjusted the twins on her chest. Even if God hadn’t done anything else, He had endowed her with a good cup size and a figure she could always count on. She hiked up her skirt a little and sat on the sofa.

“Showtime, phase one,” Chinelo whispered under her breath.

The adjoining door to the garage opened. Chinelo snickered when Ejike stopped dead in his tracks. He blinked a few times, then regained his composure. She felt the emotion in his eyes as he made a quick sweep of her body. Scorn. Discomfort. But she noticed that didn’t stop him from staring at her legs a second longer. That was what Chinelo had counted on—she knew he was a leg man. She remembered it was Amara’s legs he salivated over first. It was nice to know that being a church man hadn’t affected his sight. Chinelo did a sweep of her own. Now that Amara wasn’t home, there was no need to steal glances like she had done at lunch the other day. Ejike Dike was still the most beautiful man she had ever seen. His neatly cut hair and lean but toned frame could be lethal on any sane woman’s hormones. His dark eyes always seemed to have the ability to see right through someone. Chinelo also noticed his style hadn’t been affected by the years either. He had on dark blue khakis and a Tommy Hilfiger, multi-colored T-shirt that hugged his muscles like it was made especially for him. Chinelo stood up and reached out to grab his portfolio and the bottle of wine he brought home.

“Where is Amara?” Ejike walked past her and scanned the room with his eyes.

Chinelo felt her blood rise. He just walked by her as though she didn’t exist. She couldn’t lose her head though. She was on a mission. This man hasn’t seen anything yet.

“Well, hello to you, too,” Chinelo said.

“Hi, where is Amara?”

“You trust your wife now. She’s always trying to rescue people. She had to run out for a bit to meet with a client.” Chinelo made an attempt to reach for his portfolio again. This time he let her have it. She walked to the staircase and set it down at the foot of the stairs. She would have taken it into the study, but this time they had was valuable before his goody two shoes wife returned.  She was not about to leave him alone. Every moment was precious.

copyright 2014 Unoma Nwankwor

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When You Let Go: A Snippet

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Hey y’all remember the name of my  WIP was Amarachi~ The Grace of God.

Editor Feedback: Amarachi was a complex name. The Grace of God was too generic. So a title change was suggested.

Amara’s story is one where she had to let go of pain to be open to forgive and receive. So the new title is…When You Let Go

Enjoy another snippet. I’m almost there, I’ll announce a release date soon

Pulling a chair, Ejike sat with an exaggerated grin on his face. “I’m sure you guys wouldn’t mind if I joined your party.”

How did he find her? Amara opened her mouth to speak, when Ejike continued while glaring at Devon.

“You must have the magic touch to get my wife to laugh like that,” he said. “She did tell you she is married, right?”

Devon had a confused look on his face. His eyes traveled from her to Ejike. “I’d hate for you to go to hell because you drank from another man’s well,” Ejike said.

Amara’s jaw dropped. How dare he act like she was doing something wrong? If she didn’t do something he would end up costing her this client. “Devon Roberson, meet my husband Ejike Dike,” she said.

Devon extended his hand. “Nice to meet you,” he said.

Ejike ignored his hand. “I wish I could say it was a pleasure.”

That’s it she had had enough. Amara stood up. “Excuse us,” she said to Devon. “I’ll be back shortly.”

Ejike stood. “Don’t bother, I’ll see myself out.” He turned around and left without a backward glance.

©Unoma Nwankwor2014

Coming Spring 2014