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Hello Romance Fans,
I have Amaka Azie, a fellow Nigerian author based in the UK on Guest Interview today.
Amaka, the author of Melodies of Love is here to showcase her new release titled: THORNS and ROSES.
Ifeoma and her sisters escaped an emotionally abusive father to start a new life in Lagos. She is determined to never let another man have control over her, even if that means never falling in love. That is until she meets Chuma, a wealthy and domineering man who is exactly the kind of man she is determined to stay away from but somehow can’t seem to keep away from. An unlikely relationship develops, taking them from joy to a devastating loss and finally to betrayal. Ifeoma must decide, but she is torn between her painful past and a chance at a future with Chuma…
Chuma is a cutthroat obsessive financial mogul whose sole purpose in life is to make his family name great. And he is determined to let nothing distract him from achieving his goal. But when he meets Ifeoma, an elusive, hardworking chef, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. They embark on a turbulent journey of friendship and love, which is eventually shattered by tragedy. Chuma wants to heal the rift that has grown between them and will go to any lengths to do so. However, he encounters secrets from her past...
Meet our Guest today
Hello Amaka, welcome to Author Interview. Please tell us a bit about you, your family and background.
I am Amaka Azie, one of five children, also as a twin. I was born in and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. I moved to England about nine years ago, and currently live in England with my husband and daughters.
Amaka, congratulations on your new release. Why did you decide to publish a book?
Thanks. It was always my dream to write. I have had so many stories in my head since I was a little girl. I had written a few manuscripts which I stored in my computer. I met an indie author who encouraged me to pursue my dreams and I decided to go for it.
Great decision. Please share the journey from conception to the publication of THORNS and ROSES.
I have always wanted to write about love and romance in Africa. Often literature written about Africa is clouded with negativity. I detest that. I love reading about a vibrant and exciting Africa. The Africa I experienced. So, I began writing a series about a wealthy Nigerian family. Thorns and Roses is the second book in the series. It took me about three months to write and edit. After the good feedback I got from my beta readers, I was encouraged. I am pleased to share the exotic and vibrant aspect of Nigeria and Africa through my stories.
Where did you get the inspiration for THORNS and ROSES?
Ifeoma, the main female character was one of four female children who endured emotional abuse from her father because he had no sons. Sadly, I knew a few people who experienced something similar in their lives, where they grew up feeling like a disappointment solely because of their gender. I wanted to bring some light to this through a love story. I’ll say I got the inspiration for this story from true life experiences shared with me by various friends and relatives.
What would be the best thing a reviewer will say about your new release?
That my story made them smile, laugh, cry, that it touched them. I feel any author would love to hear that their story brought out a wide range of emotions in readers.
What’s your one sentence pitch for your book?
More than a typical boy meets girl love story.
What else are you passionate about? And name one thing you are bad at doing?
I love watching crime television. I am fascinated with crime series. My personal favorite is the Law and Order series.
I am terrible at following recipes. Whenever I cook following a recipe, it ends up a disaster. I prefer learning a new dish by imitation. I have to watch someone else prepare the meal before I get it right.
Our readers are interested in your favourite food & drink.
Easy: My favourite meal is fried plantains and my favourite drink is a strawberry daiquiri.
What’s the most embarrassing thing you have done?
I was giving a speech with lipstick stained teeth, and nobody bothered telling me. It was only after the speech that someone alerted me to it. I was mortified. Now, I check my teeth before any public appearance.
Share your favourite quote.
For every little action, there’s a reaction. The quote is by Bob Marley in the song Satisfy my soul.
Amaka, it has been a pleasure having you here on GUEST INTERVIEW. We wish you all the best with THORNS and ROSES.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amaka currently resides on the Wirral in England with her husband and two daughters, where she also works part time as a family doctor. Apart from reading and writing, she enjoys watching crime TV shows, painting and travelling.
Amaka Azie was born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. She developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in
secondary school when she joined the press club. Her active imagination has captured the interests of many. With multiple stories in her head, she has finally decided to publish. Her debut novel, Melodies of Love has received many five star reviews.
Thank you for stopping by. Please share your comments, so Amaka knows you stopped by. It gives me great pleasure to read your views.
Have a splendid week!
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