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A night with Grace’s ex husband reignites old feelings she thought long buried and provides a second chance for her dead marriage. With a world of uncertainty between them, they must determine if the reasons that tore them apart in the first place will do so again.
Imelda has known one kind of love—hard, stressful and abusive. Then she crosses paths with Kolawole, a far cry from her usual taste in men. With an old debt to pay, forced loyalty and blackmail, can she walk away from an old relationship that threatens to tear her apart?
Chinyeaka’s life has not been easy. But she’s determined to get the future she deserves by any means necessary.
One More Night weaves the stories of these women as they search for love, second chances, forgiveness and self rediscovery.
Title: Fine Maple
Author: Emem Bassey
Series: Age Is No Bother #2
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Trope: Older woman, younger man, Age Gap
Publisher: Love Africa Press
Release Date: July 31, 2020
Agnes is 37, never been married, has two kids for a man who left her to marry a woman who wouldn’t add weight after childbirth, and owns a small pastry business she runs from her apartment. She is the description of what society calls an ‘old cargo’, a woman with kids whom no sane man would marry. She is okay with this reality and only lives to take care of her kids and grow her business.
Until Bass shows up at her door. He’s everything that’s wrong—he’s younger by seven years, he’s kind of an online celebrity, he’s her neighbour and her only friend’s cousin. It was a disaster waiting to happen but Bass thinks otherwise. Can Agnes dare believe his convincing words?
Title: One More Night
Author: Rosemary Okafor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Love Africa Press
Publication Date: TBC
Tags: Second chance, divorced couple
Four years after a bitter divorce, Grace is thrust back into Ken’s life following a passionate night together. Old flames reignite between them and Ken wants her back. He will do anything to prove that their love is worth fighting for.
Grace discovers she is pregnant after a night of passion with her ex-husband.
Feelings she thought long buried resurface and she wants to give their marriage a second chance.
With a world of uncertainty between them, they must determine if the reasons that tore them apart in the first place will do so again. Can they reach a solution to keep them together this time around?
Born in Nigeria in 1987, Rosemary Okafor graduated from Rivers State University and has since been employed as a broadcaster, news writer, radio script writer, stage play writer and a shop keeper. She writes short romance and other genres on social media for her followers. This would be her first official published prose. When she is not writing, she is busy as an online marketer, a wife and a mother.
DIARY OF A WALLFLOWER
BY GLORY ABAH
I have always been a wallflower—too quiet, too shy, with a boring life that revolves only around work and church.But boring is about to get a twist: Alex, my high school boyfriend, pops back into my life, though he hardly seems to recognise me and appears to like my friend, Chioma. And Simon, my best friend? Seems he has feelings for me!Did I mention I might still be in love with Alex?Suddenly, I am thrust into a daunting love triangle … Two choices lie before me: best friend or high school boyfriend?Do I bury my head in the sand and go for my best friend? Or do I fight for my ex, for a love that was always meant to be, it appears?What would a wallflower do?
NOT JUST ANOTHER INTERLUDE
BY LARA T. KAREEM
Sewa’s decision to steer her love life in the direction she wants instantly backfires, prompting her to halt her quest for love and focus on other more important things like getting a job. Fate has its own plan and puts her in the path of the man of her dreams, Jide.Jide isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. Crossing Sewa’s path more than once, he doesn’t leave it up to chance because there is something special about her.When their budding relationship suffers a huge blow, Jide will have to prove that love is worth fighting for, to Sewa.
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A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE’S MAGIC
BY BAMBO DEEN
A young woman finds the person her heart desires with the help of a bit of magic.
Noura is a young I.T. consultant whose weak point is her family. She is at that age when the pressure to get married has hit a new high, but she is not in love with her current boyfriend of three years. After losing a bet, she has to pay a visit to a herbalist in order to obtain a love charm. Despite initial scepticism, Noura follows through with the bet and obtains a charm that is supposed to lead her to true love. The instructions are straightforward, “use this charm and the first person you encounter afterwards will be the love of your life”. The only issue is that the first person Noura sees is another woman. Bewaji has just moved back to her family home after almost a decade in the United Kingdom. She is looking for nothing more than a haven where she can relax, paint and not think about the row that was the reason she left in the first place. Of course nothing goes as planned, barely a week since Bewaji has returned and her father is trying to play matchmaker. There is also the matter of the gorgeous Noura who seems to believe that she is in love with Bewaji.
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ABOUT GLORY ABAH
Glory Abah is a die-hard romantic whose head has always been in the clouds. She started reading books from a very young age and finally, decided to pen down the love stories she fantasizes about. She lives in Nigeria and loves to hear from her readers.
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ABOUT LARA T. KAREEM
Lara Tommy Kareem is a literary publicist, editor, enthusiast and blogger based in Lagos, Nigeria. When she’s not working, writing, reading or catching up on her favourite TV shows, she can be found talking, taking pictures of and blogging about all things literary. You can read free stories written by her on her website.
ABOUT BAMBO DEEN
Bambo Deen is a romantic grew up not seeing herself in M&B books she loved reading as child. She always wanted to write about lovers crossing paths on a bus to Abuja or about hot Africans making love under the canopy of the forbidden forest. She writes fantastical and paranormal love stories.
TITLE: A Place Called Happiness
AUTHOR: Diana Anyango
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
TAGS: single dad, small town
PUBLISHER: Love Africa Press
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2020
Abandoned in an orphanage as a child, Geraldine Aketch’s scars are deep and still hurting. When the architect of her pain, her mother, crawls back seeking forgiveness, Geraldine is not ready to let her into her life and leaves home.
Brandon Odhiambo is a broken man. His wife ran off with his best friend and he must stay strong to take care of his daughter. Love is the last thing on his mind. Until he meets Geraldine.
Desire so strong brews between them. But their past lives intrude, and love is put to the test. Can they find a place called happiness, together?
Ever since Diana Anyango read Nicholas Sparks’ Message in a Bottle after completing Class 8, she has been an avid romance reader. When she got to Form 3, she started visualizing her own characters and decided to put pen to paper. The journey has been long and tough but she believed in her characters and knew that one day she would share them with the world. A Place Called Happiness is her debut novel.
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AUTHOR: Lauri Kubuitsile
GENRE: Legal Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Interracial
RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2020
TAGLINE: Will one misguided action ruin her life forever?
A neglected wife in a foreign country.
Feeling isolated, Elizabeth is struggling to find her place in a different country. Her once happy marriage is fading. Her husband, Ditiro, is busy with his successful law practice. Even being a mother does not alleviate her loneliness.
An ambitious man who will do anything for greatness.
After one challenging morning, Elizabeth picks up a hitchhiker, and completely out of character, she has a brief sexual encounter with the much younger man, Tumelo—a rash decision that will change her life completely. Tumelo, a pathologically ambitious man will use Elizabeth as a stepping-stone on his way to the fame he thinks he deserves.
An embittered husband battling to save more than his marriage.
Ditiro is broken-hearted by Elizabeth’s affair and kicks her out of their home and family life. When she becomes the target of a psychopath’s quest for power, he will have to put aside his hurt to protect her. However, forgiving Elizabeth and letting her back into his heart may be beyond him.
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She saw it right away.
The transparent blue scarf fluttered in the morning breeze trying to get free, stuck as it was on a branch at the bottom of the hedge.
When Elizabeth spotted it, she sucked in a sharp breath. Had Ditiro seen it on his way out that morning? Had her husband spotted the scarf; did he finally know? Know that everything they’d built was a lie; that she held awful secrets that ate at her without rest? Had the scarf finally revealed everything?
Imagining for a moment it had, she felt scared at first, and then, strangely, relief. She would be relieved if it all became known. She was not made for secrets; keeping this one was taking its toll on her. Though she knew once it was known everything would fall apart, she wondered if that might not be for the better.
A dry updraft of winter air flipped the end of the chiffon scarf up and caught the far edge of it on a higher branch. It flicked back and forth in an attempt to be let free, but to no avail. It was caught—completely now with no chance of freedom.
It came from him. He had taken to leaving markers, like a dog defining its territory. She was always on the lookout, ready to grab them up and hide them from her husband’s eyes.
“What’s your favourite colour?” he’d asked that night.
“Blue … cerulean, actually. The colour of the Botswana sky. Why?”
He’d obviously stored the information for later, to be used when standing in a shop trying to choose a scarf to leave for her at her gate, one she would see blowing in the cool morning air after her husband had passed it on his way to work. She shivered when she considered the forethought involved.
She walked to the hedge and unhooked the scarf from where it had been caught. She opened the lid of the rubbish bin and dropped it inside. It lay bright and welcoming among the curled orange peels and coffee grounds.
She didn’t like leaving it like that. It shouldn’t stay in there full of such jubilant colour; it didn’t seem right. She reached in and grabbed the edge of a soggy newspaper deep down in the bin and flipped the lot over so that the scarf was lost in the rubbish, its colour soiled and ruined by what surrounded it.
It was gone. He was gone. At least, for now. But despite her desperate wishes for it all to stop, it wouldn’t until he decided he was finished with her. She’d begged him so many times to leave her alone, but he continued—she was at his mercy.
In the meantime, she would have to remain on the lookout. She’d have to get to the phone first each time it rang. She’d have to look for his signs and remove them before her husband could somehow piece it all together. She had to be vigilant. She had to be thorough.
It was unlikely Ditiro had seen the scarf, though. No secrets would be revealed just yet. It had been placed for her eyes only. Ditiro’s mind, full of his clients and cases, his busy schedule of court dates and high-profile meetings, made room for little else. A cerulean scarf caught in the bush had no place in his life. Her husband didn’t notice such things.
She would not be caught out today; her secret was safe, at least for now. She stared down at the thin piece of soiled blue and dropped the dustbin’s lid in place.
Lauri Kubuitsile is a two time winner of The Golden Baobab Prize for children’s writing, the winner of the Botswana Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture’s Botswerere Prize for Creative Writing, and a finalist for the 2011 Caine Prize, among others. She has more than thirty books published both here and overseas with publishers such as Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Penguin. Her books are prescribed reading in schools in Botswana and South Africa.
Her historical novel, The Scattering (Penguin SA, May 2016) won Best International Fiction Book 2017 at the Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates and was recommended by the prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction in the United Kingdom in the same year. The North American rights have been bought and the book is now published in the USA and Canada by Waveland Press (USA). Her second historical novel, But Deliver Us from Evil (Penguin SA) was published in 2019.
Title: Not Just Another Interlude
Author: Lara T. Kareem
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release date: May 25, 2020
Sewa’s decision to steer her love life in the direction she wants instantly backfires, prompting her to halt her quest for love and focus on other more important things like getting a job. Fate has its own plan and puts her in the path of the man of her dreams, Jide.
Jide isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. Crossing Sewa’s path more than once, he doesn’t leave it up to chance because there is something special about her.
When their budding relationship suffers a huge blow, Jide will have to prove that love is worth fighting for, to Sewa.
HER GOLDEN EYES
by Holly March is OUT NOW!
Medieval Morocco, 1195 CE, 591 AH…
Sabbah’s neatly ordered life is about to be overturned. He is an important man in an important city who has been successful at everything so far, but can he succeed with love?
He should be worrying about a conspiracy to undermine Marrakech itself, but his beautiful new housekeeper is disturbing his house, his head, and his heart.
Tison is in a new city, and she is determined to control her own destiny. That destiny was not supposed to involve falling for her new master, or getting involved with a shadowy underground cell bent on anarchy.
The first medieval romance in the Heart of Gold series, Her Golden Eyes will captivate and intrigue.
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