Friday, 29 November 2013

Is Tricia a Shy #Tempress or a #Sexy #Seductress? LOITERING SHADOWS #Contemporary #Romance


By the time his lips touched hers, she’d almost died of waiting and wanting.

With her eyes closed, she felt herself falling back to the bed, but she was caught in time by his rescuing hand behind her back.

At first, she was too shocked by his hard, moist lips searching and demanding influence, but when he thrust his sweet, delicious, pleasure giving and receiving tongue inside her mouth, seeking and probing, an explosion of sorts occurred in her head.

Her brain told her to push him away…that this had to stop, but her body wanted this more than the farmers need rain after a long bout of drought.

Instead, she kissed him back. It was a hot and tingling kiss. But when his hands
caressed her bare left shoulder, she jerked away, confused.

That was a close call.

She knew she was wet below. See where a simple unsolicited kiss has led her? Right into the arms of an unknown man, who for all she knew eked his living from milking vulnerable young women dry of their precious virginity?

Is she a virgin?

LOITERING SHADOWS Blurb

Tainted By Betrayal 

Nigerian born Tricia Adesuwa Idahosa believes the emotional betrayal she suffered

from Greg has shaped her future. When she’s accidentally thrown into British business impresario, Prescott Vander-Scott’s path in the UK, she’s not ready for a relationship. But when the blazing tornado of Prescott’s demanding attention sweeps across her busy life, it leaves her struggling for answers. 

Will His Persistence Pay Off? 


To Prescott, blond women help keep his bed and body warm…until he meets black beauty Marketing Executive, Tricia Idahosa. Can he cope with her intruding past? Will he find a potent cure for her mother’s prejudice against a mixed race affair? Or will he move on to the next eager blond? 

A heart-rending, thrilling and emotionally entangling story...you can't put it down.

Flirty & Feisty Romance...Our promise is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Are You Insecure About Your #Appearance?

A woman worries about her appearance more than she'll admit.

It was with sympathy and understanding I watched Rebecca Adlington, British Olympic four time gold medallist and OBE (Order of the British Empire) recipient burst into tears on the TV show, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here 2013...

Twenty-four year old Rebecca's insecurities about her physical appearance came to light as she sat side by side with twenty-one year old Amy Willerton, Miss Universe (GB) who was clad in skimpy bikini showing off her perfectly shaped figure to the hilt.
It hurt me to watch Rebecca, a stunningly beautiful, tall, leggy and lovely skin young woman tell herself she isn't good looking. She told millions of viewers of her frustration that twitter followers and the public focus more on her appearance than her performance.

She says once she steps out of the shower or pool, she grabs a towel to cover up!

I've got a burn scar on my leg and so does my teenage daughter! The scar doesn't stop me wearing short dresses or skirts. I'm still counselling my daughter to accept her scar, to live with it and to love herself.

MY ADVICE TO BECKY & OTHERS :

Never take criticism about your physical appearance to heart because beauty isn't skin deep!

Know that many 'perfect looking' models, beauty queens and actresses suffer from insecurities about their appearance too.

Hey! We can't all be the same size, shape and height, no matter how hard we try. Accept that you're more than the way you look. You've got personality, character, attitude, values and belief.

Don't expect everyone to cheer you on. The more successful you are, the more a few charlatans want to pull you down. The best way to slice a woman to size is to throw digs about her figure. Ignore them.

If you can do something about your weight, go ahead. If you've tried and lost, move on and love yourself.

Learn to laugh at what you find less appealing about yourself. Borrow a leaf from Vincent Simone, Strictly Come Dancing Professional Dancer who introduced himself to his camp mates as, 'I'm Vincent Simone, I have a lisp and I am Italian!'

On a final note, Rebecca Adlington, you're a BEAUTIFUL woman and so is Amy Willerton.

Amy and Rebecca have been lovely examples of beauty and depth.




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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Join Our Color of LOVE #Giveaway Party


Welcome to the Color of Love Blog Hop Giveaway running from November 21st to 25th 2013. 


In this book fest we're celebrating the vibrant multi colour of multicultural and interracial romance books. 

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THE GARDENER's ICE MAIDEN is Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel #4


Sub-titleWhen A Dentist Meets Her Match In Her Gardener!

I was inspired to write The Gardener's Ice Maiden, an Interracial/Multicultural romance because of the challenges pregnant teenagers face within their families and the wider society.

The truth is young and naive girls are constantly falling prey to smooth talking randy men who dump them and their unborn child the moment she reveals she's pregnant.

Families take extreme measures to hide the truth to protect the family name, for religious reasons, to ensure their daughter carries on with her education and to save her the embarrassment of being referred to as a 'fairly used' woman!

Also, educated single women with great jobs tend to scoff at single men who are in low paid jobs. They find it ridiculous that such men aspire to climb up the status tree to ask for a date!

In The Gardener's Ice Maiden, Olivia Gleave, a British young girl from a small town in England fell pregnant before she turned twenty. Her mother, a high profile society lady was extremely disappointed and mortified. She bundled Olivia away from society's prying eyes and callously gave away the child to Olivia's aunt. 

After she gave birth, Olivia was sent abroad to continue her degree program. Her mother's aim was to wipe away her little indiscretion from society's memory.

When Olivia returned to New Ferry town as a brilliant dentist, she started to undo her domineering mother's unjust actions. Her emotional battle began when she advertised for a gardener to spruce up the landscape of her new home.

When she employed Oliver Pedro, a Nigerian gardener with huge confidence, swagger and skill to tend her garden, she didn't bargain on how easily he'll win over her son and attempt to take over her life. She resists him every step of the way.

Continue reading the blurb below.

BLURB

Will The Ice Queen Thaw?
When a single mum and brilliant dental consultant Olivia Gleave woke up to the reality that she was entangled in her gardener’s snare, she found it laughable. But when she found out too late that he's an ex-convict and an ex-gang member, it is confirmation their paths are different.
His Pride Was At Stake
What the arrogant gardener wants, he pursues vigorously. Oliver Gbadeyan Pedro set his eyes on the well-bred, blue-blooded, Ice Queen of the prominent Gleave’s family Manor. In his bid to get her, he pays a huge price.
His sacrifice comes back to haunt him in the way he least expects. Will his search for the woman who's completely out of his financial, social and moral status be a total waste of time? Or do they have more in common than they both realize?
Come on board for this emotionally relaxing experience.

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Monday, 18 November 2013

LOITERING SHADOWS is #Free on #Smashwords

Flirty & Feisty Romance first novel LOITERING SHADOWS has gone through the 'knife' based on readers feedback. 

To say thank you, the New version will be available for #FREE on #Smashwords for one week only from 19 - 26 November 2013.

LOITERING SHADOWS Excerpt

Totally afraid to sever the connection, she waited…his head descending so slowly, she could hardly breathe as the scent of his bath soap tangled her in the intricate web of the strong fragrance.

By the time his lips touched hers, she’d almost died of waiting and wanting.

With her eyes closed, she felt herself falling back to the bed, but she was caught in time by his rescuing hand behind her back.

At first, she was too shocked by his hard, moist lips searching and demanding influence, but when he thrust his sweet, delicious, pleasure giving and receiving tongue inside her mouth, seeking and probing, an explosion of sorts occurred in her head.

Her brain told her to push him away…that this had to stop, but her body wanted this more than the farmers need rain after a long bout of drought.

Instead, she kissed him back. It was a hot and tingling kiss. But when his hands
caressed her bare left shoulder, she jerked away, confused.

That was a close call.

She knew she was wet below. See where a simple unsolicited kiss has led her? Right into the arms of an unknown man, who for all she knew eked his living from milking vulnerable young women dry of their precious virginity?

Is she a virgin?

LOITERING SHADOWS Blurb

Tainted By Betrayal 

Nigerian born Tricia Adesuwa Idahosa believes the emotional betrayal she suffered from Greg has shaped her future. When she’s accidentally thrown into British business impresario, Prescott Vander-Scott’s path in the UK, she’s not ready for a relationship. But when the blazing tornado of Prescott’s demanding attention sweeps across her busy life, it leaves her struggling for answers. 

Will His Persistence Pay Off? 

To Prescott, blond women help keep his bed and body warm…until he meets black beauty Marketing Executive, Tricia Idahosa. Can he cope with her intruding past? Will he find a potent cure for her mother’s prejudice against a mixed race affair? Or will he move on to the next eager blond? 

A heart-rending, thrilling and emotionally entangling story...you can't put it down.


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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Can #Love Survive #Immigration Challenges?

A few weekends ago, I watched a Nollywood movie titled, ANCHOR BABY.

Considering I am an immigrant in the UK, my heart twitched a few times at the picture of an

African husband being forced away by Immigration Offciers from his beloved wife because his visa had expired.

He begged his pregnant wife who'd gone out for a walk to stay back in the US. Watching from a corner, she saw her husband being dragged away. She wept... She was lonely... She faced many challenges...and in the end... (Go and Watch the Film).

How times have changed!

Several centuries ago, the British journeyed to Africa and Asia to beg Engineers and other professionals to come over to  the UK to work in different sectors.

Families willingly relocated and helped to build foreign countries and fight wars.

During the Slave Trade era, many Africans were chained hand and foot and were forcefully taken away from their kinsmen to live and work on various plantations in America, Britain and other countries.

Many families lost men, women and children that never returned home. Families were flung apart. These Slaves built these countries with their blood and sweat.

As recently as the swinging 60's and booming 70's the Nigerian currency - Naira was at par with the British pounds (£1 to 1Naira). Many Nigerians came to study in the UK and several returned home because home is where the heart is. 

My own father lived, studied and worked in the UK in the 60s -70s as a Radiographer. He's retired and lives in our hometown in Nigeria.

I found myself wishing my dad hadn't returned home. If he'd gotten his British citizenship in the 70s, myself and my siblings would have had an easy ride relocating here when the tide turned in Nigeria.

In recent years, Africa has witnessed massive brain drain of professionals and artisans seeking brighter future for their families abroad.

I belong to this group of migrants. My husband and I plus our children relocated to the UK in 2007.
We've had an amazing time. We've experienced the fabulous, the challenging, the stressful and the victorious times. In all, God is with us.

The challenges migrant face abroad are varied and daunting. The problems test your spiritual and moral values.

Desperation to remain in a foreign country pushes married couples to consider painful options. This may involve others exploiting their circumstances to rip them of their hard earned money, their children or other valuable assets.

Faced with the constant threat of visa expiration and deportation, many couples enter into sham marriages.

In some instances, they pay a Citizen huge sums of money to get their Citizenship. The UK government is clamping down on such marriages and reporting it in the media.

Fake couples have to live together to provide proof that the marriage is 'real'. Quiet often, the fake
marriages result in unplanned pregnancies. Unplanned by the Migrant, but maybe planned by the Citizen who suddenly wants more out of the 'relationship' than was originally agreed.

In this case, the Migrant's original husband or wife is left without their legal spouse because they're caught in the overwhelming web of immigration challenges.

In other cases, Citizens 'rent' out their passport and valid documents to illegal immigrants for a fee - monthly payback. The migrants then have to work multiple low paid jobs, stay away from home and their families to make ends meet.

Consquently, Migrants may get blackmailed or threatened by the Citizen paid to 'assist'. Finding themselves helpless, they either meet the grievous demands of the blackmailer or face the wrath of the law.

In various scenario above, the married couples or lovers face countless challenges, they get thrown apart, their marriages may collaspe and their children get caught out. Some children may get taken to Foster families if their parents end up in jail!

Personally, there's celebration in our household because our STAY in the UK was recently granted. Our gratitude goes to God Almighty for leading us to a foreign land, blessing us with supportive network of great friends, Priest and Church members that held us up with their love, prayers, friendship and resources when we were down.

MY ADVICE to immigrants toiling in foreign lands across the world;

1. Make the RIGHT choices at all times. Choices that will not HURT your marriage and children.

2. Make each decision by weighing the consequences. Can you live with your wrists being
shackled with handcuffs or being thrown into jail or being ruthlessly deported back home by immigration officials with a mandate to get rid of illegal immigrants?

3.There's a God that stands beside foreigners! Believe it or not. But you've got to make GODLY choices, not seemingly EASY choices.

4. When you fall into hard times, PRAY! You will get help from unexpected sources. My family did!

5. When you're tempted into options you know will lead you into TROUBLE, stand back and act WISELY.


6. Remember, no matter how long it takes, the long arm of the law waits to catch up with those who exploit the system. Your 'friends' or enemies may tip off the authorities and just when you sit in the comfort of your home, the officials pound down the door and kick you back home or into prison.

7. KNOW that when you FALL, you will RISE again. As long as you don't GIVE UP!

To summarise, MIGRATION isn't a crime. It is illegal migration that throws up innumerable difficulties that tear families apart for generations.

Residents of the UK especially Africans are unbelievably warm, friendly and very supportive of immigrants.

I wish all Migrants success in their quest to find a better future for themselves and their families.

I'm taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU  and GOD BLESS the many families, individuals, neighbours, our Priest and his family and our Church members who have been an amazing support for my family through our continuous stay in the UK.

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Outcast Book Blitz by #Author Kiru Taye


Book Release Blitz


Outcast


Sacred Amulet, part one


Kiru

Taye



Tags:

Paranormal

/ Fantasy / Romance





Out

November 1, 2013


Available

from Amazon


FREE Kindle Download from November 2 to 6


Available for $0.99 / £0.77 afterwards until 30 November 2013.


Blurb





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Ugo’ji

is an outcast, an untouchable. She lives on the fringe of society as the lowest

of the low, a living sacrifice to the gods. The only person she interacts with

is her aged grandmother Nne who nurtures her powerful gift of healing. Until

the day she meets Ebube a strange warrior to their lands. He  ignites a yearning within her

she's unable to

ignore.



Ebube

is drawn to the young maiden with the emerald green eyes who possesses the body

of a goddess and the healing touch of an angel. But he is forbidden from mating

with a human and the consequence is the wrath of the gods.


Moreover

he is on a mission. If he fails, the gates of hell will be opened and the earth

plunged into darkness. He cannot stay and she cannot go with him.



Excerpt


Help me...Do whatever it takes...Keep the gates of Alamuo sealed.

Darkness tugged at him and threatened to pull him into its murky depths. With a jerk, Ebube sat

up on his pallet. The creaking wood and thumping of his heart echoed in his acutely

responsive ears.


Danger seeped from the nightmare he couldn’t remember into the air, leaden and oppressive.

His breath heaved as he choked, his throat clogged with the fetid stench of death.</ span>


On reflex, he extended his right arm, grabbing the scabbard he always kept within reach, the

pitch shadow no hindrance for his sharp eyesight. As a leopard-shifter, his

vision was excellent, night and day. He didn't need to look at his hands to see

the extended claws. Sharp tips dug into his palm. He ignored the sting and his

awkward grip on the carved wooden hilt of the single edge sword.


His beast came to the fore, clawing to take over, an instinctive response to potential

threats. Muscles tensed, Ebube fought the shift. Sweat streaked down his body

in rivulets. He swiped his face with his left palm, stopping the liquid from

dripping into his eyes.


Sweeping his gaze across the large, airy chamber of his sparsely-decorated home, he sought

the source of danger setting off his internal alarm.


Apart from the raised bamboo sleeping platform covered in padded deer hide and the wooden

trunk that stored his personal belongings, the only other items were his tools

of warfare – his spears, shields, machetes and scabbards. They hung on the

single-rung mantel against the burnt-umber rock wall, gleaming with polish and

sharpness, ready for use.  Undisturbed.


A tingle ran up his spinal column, the way it always did when he sensed something out of place.

Something terribly wrong. He swung his legs around. Cool unglazed stone flooring

met his bare feet. The muscles on his back tensed, primed for action. Slowly,

he stood to his full height and walked through the room.


His home consisted of two chambers, one for sleeping and the other for entertaining

guests. Though as a guardian, a special warrior of the gods, he could live as

luxuriously as the gods did, they had agreed communally to live as simply as

humans of the era so as not to draw attention to themselves as supernatural

beings.


Nothing was out of place in his rooms, no stray, malevolent being in the vicinity. Yet the tingling

in his bones didn't dissipate. When he found nothing inside, he grabbed the

wooden knob, opened the door and walked onto the corridor linking his residence

to the rest of his family's. Their homes were hewn out of Amauwa rocks, a hill

range in the middle of the rain forest.


He stopped in front of the last house, the tension on his shoulders increasing. Nothing

lurked inside it, living or inanimate. Yet the memory of the previous occupant

flooded his mind, hitting him low in the abdomen, spreading pain through his

body. Gritting his teeth, he shook his head and turned his back to the building

and its unwelcome memories.







About


Kiru


A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket

during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take

care of, she's still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.


During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual,

atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.


When she’s not writing or reading, she'd hanging out with family and friends or

travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and

children.


You reach her via her
blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest


Follow her blog for latest news and giveaways:
http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com


Read book excerpts and free short stories on her website:
http://www.kirutaye.com</ span>


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