Wednesday, 31 August 2016

#NewRelease: His Ring by @StellaEA #Romance #IR #ASMSG


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Amazon USAmazon UK, Okada Books & Smashwords 

 
With a heart full of praise to God, I announce the release of my new interracial novel, titled His Ring ~ A Sweet & SteamyRomance.

In this story, you will meet Esohe Osawe, a woman in denial of the sizzling attraction growing within her and Yomi Alade, a man who fully intends to capture her heart. But their journey is not drama-free. Join Esohe and Alade as they work through their emotions in His Ring.

Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Interracial/Multicultural
 
Price: 99c
 
 
ISBN 13: 978-1537130552
 
 

 

~ A Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~

 There’s no Denying the Sizzling Attraction
 
Peeping out from her bedroom window to watch the tattoos on Yomi's chiselled chest and the play of muscles across his abs and arms as he works out, is Esohe’s guilty pleasure. But she denies her sensual attraction for good reasons.
Okada Books
Her son, her work and re-settling in town are all she cares about.  But as days turn into weeks, can she stop thinking about the man who has her emotions tangled?


One woman is all the sexy Yomi Alade wants and he will give anything to have her. Only she is smart, intelligent and out of his reach. When he finds out there's an opening in her new home, he quickly shows up to offer his service. Now he must figure out how to spoon the dark beauty to his side and never let her go. But there are truths she must not uncover.

~ From the Author of INDECENT ~
 
 
 
 
 
Ignoring her son’s sulky expression, Esohe made a quick call to her office and told them she was running late.
 
‘Alright Shawn, I’ll take you school today. Get dressed and come down for breakfast.’
 
‘Mum, I don’t think you should bother,’ her son said as he pulled on his blazer and knotted his tie in front of the giant-sized framed mirror.
 
Shawn was only in year five, but he acted as if he was in sixth form. He must have inherited the attitude from his grand mum because she had been quite level-headed at his age.
 
‘Why not? I’m your mum and I want to fix you breakfast. I accept that I haven’t been around much since we moved in here, but I want to start to repair that lapse now.’
 
 Picking up her bag and keys from the floor, she ran down the stairs. Looking at her wristwatch, she reckoned Shawn still had well over twenty minutes before he had to be in school.
 
At the foot of the stairs, she came to a screeching halt. The sight a few yards in front of her left her speechless and breathless in one fell swoop.
 
In her bespoke kitchen, the man she’d seen through her bedroom window picking weeds and digging flower beds only an hour ago in stained green t-shirt, dark shorts, muddy boots and gloves now looked like a celebrity TV chef preparing breakfast on live television.
 
Now dressed in a white long sleeve shirt—rolled up to reveal complicated tattoos on his fore­arms­—and blue jeans, Yomi had her purple apron tied low on his waist. Music filtered out from the surrounding speakers and he moved his head to the tune.
 
At her drooling mouth, Yomi flashed her a winning grin as he stirred the bubbling liquid in the milk pan on the five ring induction gas hob.
 
Looking to her left on the breakfast bar where they ate quick meals, there were two plates set, complete with cutlery and mugs. Taking in the scene, she understood why her son had dismissed her belated offer to prepare his breakfast.
 
Her gardener had extended his scope of work to providing breakfast for her son and doing school runs behind her back. Yomi had practically taken over the running of her home.
 
Moved to tears, she covered her face with both hands. Embarrassment and a tinge of anger warred within her. She could not put her finger on exactly what she found so appalling about the scenario playing out in front of her.
 
While she stood like a robot on the last step, Shawn came bounding down the stairs, looking at his wristwatch at the same time.
‘Hi mate,’ Yomi called out to Shawn who was pulling his schoolbag over one shoulder.
 
In her head, Yomi’s voice was like hot syrup flowing through her veins. Confused and shocked, she searched for the best way to tackle the problem.
 
If she asked her handsome gardener to get out of her kitchen, she risked offending her son who was obviously settled into the routine of eating hot, freshly prepared meals for breakfast.
 
‘Come over and join us, Mum,’ Shawn called out as he dumped his bag on the black Ceaserstone Quartz worktop.
 
‘Never mind, I’m sure Yomi doesn’t have enough for three,’ she said in a faint whisper.
 
‘There’s always extra. Isn’t there an extra portion left, Yomi?’ her son asked, as he went round and pumped the gardener on the arm like chummy friends did.
 
Her stomach almost fell out. ‘This isn’t happening,’ she muttered under her breath. Yomi was not Shawn’s friend by any stretch of imagination. He was here to tend her garden not to play buddy to her son.
 
In fact, what scared her more was the thought of Yomi playing dad to her son.
 
 
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 

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Thank you for visiting my blog. Please leave comments, so I know you dropped by. I love reading from you.

You are deeply appreciated.

I wish you a romantic week.

Love 
Stella 
 
 
 

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Flirty & Feisty Romance 



Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.

 
 
 
 



Monday, 29 August 2016

#Romance #Quotes #Monday128


   Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!






Hello Romance Lovers,

In between having fun time with my family and resting, my upcoming Historical Romance Novel with a Paranormal twist took up my time this weekend.


Can you believe I'm delving into a bit of Paranormal? Well, I got inspired and I'm writing while I'm waiting for my editor to send back my upcoming, Sweet & Steamy Romance titled His Ring.

Did you enjoy your weekend?

Today on Romance Quotes Monday, I want to share three love quotes contributed by a very precious visitor to my blog, a romance lover like me and a dear friend in Nigeria, Omolara Fisayo. I fell for all three quotes.

Enjoy.
 

RomQuote #1 






 RomQuote #2 





 
RomQuote #3

 



 
All images are from Omolara Fisayo. And I want to say a special thank you to my friend for sharing these lovely quotes with our readers.

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Thank you for visiting. Please leave comments, so Omolara knows you dropped by and you loved her quotes. 

If you have favourite Romance Quotes from novels you have read, poems, lyrics, texts or pictures you want me to publish on Romance Quotes Monday, feel free to send them to me, via email.

You are deeply appreciated.

I wish you a romantic week.

Love 
Stella 
 
 
 

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Flirty & Feisty Romance 



Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.

 
 
 
 


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Find out How #Romance #Novels Have Changed Over Time #ASMSG

 
Welcome to Writing Tips!

 






It is with great pleasure I introduce you to my guest blogger today, Caroline from Culture Coverage.  She wants to share how romance genre has changed over time. Sit back and enjoy her post.

 

How Romance Novels Have Changed Over Time

 
 



Whether you proudly announce them as your favorite genre or secretly flick through the pages as a guilty pleasure, everyone loves a good romance novel every once in a while.

As the world is changing, so are the stories we’re reading. Today, the romance genre is vastly different from the content and feel of its conception, and there are several reasons to account for that.



The Birth of a Genre

 
Largely attributed as the first romance novel of its time, the 1740 release by Samuel Richardson, “Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded,” is not a title that inspires the fierceness of modern heroines.

It tells the unlucky story of a young girl, her abuser and her unfortunate obligations to fulfill her assigned gender role. However, reflecting the viewpoints of the time, the narrative’s subtext implies doing what you’re told will lead to the best outcomes. Love, frivolity, and all that other nonsense should be ignored. The story provides inklings of the now well-known damsel-in-distress saga.

As the copyright has now expired on this book, it’s
in the public domain. This makes it free and easy to read if you want to find out more.

An Outlet for Feminism

From their shaky beginnings, romance novels did something no one expected: they became a feminist outlet. Jane Austen has long been hailed as a pioneer of the genre. Her characters feel pressured to marry and fulfill the social expectations on them, but Austen’s witty asides act as social commentary, which many attest to being one of the first, strong feminist voices in literature. Later, authors such as the Bronte sisters took this torch and continued the work.

When America saw the introduction of
bodice ripper fiction in the 1960s, the face of romance writing changed again. Perhaps writers of this time thought the need for feminism had become obsolete because these stories saw mild and meek damsels in distress saved by gallant heroes before engaging in a night of passion.

These controversial books started as paperbacks sold in markets and drugstores and were laughed at by the serious literary community. However, in 1989, Jude Devereux published her novel “A Knight in Shining Armor” as the first hardback release in the genre and one to be taken seriously.

The Influence of Young Adult Literature

 
Smut heavily dictated the quintessential romance novel, with the sexual liberation of the sixties still having significant influence. However, the next major change in the genre came as a younger audience needed appropriate storylines, and the young adult fiction community rewrote the romance rules.

“The Hunger Games” released its first installment in 2008 and saw a feisty and unapologetic heroine who made her own decisions and saved the day herself while still falling in love. The Twilight Saga is another example of modern romance in which the heroine, Bella, is torn between two love interests. While this still has whispers of the damsel-in-distress structure, the protagonist thinks, speaks and acts for herself.  

The Self-Publishing Revolution

Another major influence on the genre has come from perhaps the most wonderful literary revolution of our time. The rise in self-publishing means individuals are free to tell their own unique stories. This creates more varied narratives and provides readers with almost every type of romantic heroine, from timid wallflower to outspoken rebel.

There are more platforms to enjoy these new types of stories, with Amazon championing self-published writers and online aggregates and blogs detailing and reviewing the many works. New software has afforded authors and fans a wider reach.
Virtual private networks allow international audiences to gain easy access and social media offers easy and convenient promotion.

Now the genre boundaries are not so strict, and books easily and successfully dip in and out of different styles. What started as a female perspective on the trials and tribulations of love and marriage has become a worldwide phenomenon.

What’s your favorite romance novel? Be sure to leave a comment below!

About the Author: Caroline is an entertainment blogger, book lover and avid reader. She’s a sucker for a romance novel and always has a new novel tucked in her bag for emergencies. She’s always up to chat about her favorite genres with fellow bookworms.
 

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You remain unforgettable,
  
Love 
Stella 


Flirty & Feisty Romance 


Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.