#NewRelease “To Breathe Again (The Invisible Shackles Series Book 2)” by Unoma Nwankwor

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I, the Lord God, will put breath in you, and once again you will live.~ Ezekiel 37:5

Sassy air hostess Isoken Adolo has one rule – six-date maximum before she’s on to the next. Loss and grief made her that way.

When life hands her an unexpected gut punch, Isoken is forced to face demons her fast-paced life helped her ignore. As she grapples with the latest turn of events, she decides to have the one thing she’s always longed for- a baby. But this time without the entanglement of love.

Opinionated bad boy of the Formula One racing circuit, Tekena Tamuno, also has one rule- his career and relationships don’t mix. Experience made him that way.

With retirement approaching in a couple of years, Tekena’s laser focus is on two things- finishing at the top of his game and securing a future for life after the track. In his quest, he didn’t anticipate dealing with the woman who challenged him like no other.

From the moment Isoken met Tekena, she knew she had to avoid him at all cost. The intense attraction between them and his ability to irk all her nerves was reason enough. Her greatest fear, however, was his career. Now by some cruel twist of fate, he stands in the way of her heart’s desire. With nowhere to run, her resolve is put to the test. And despite her fight, Tekena confirms her fear.

He could unravel her completely.

Is she courageous enough to risk another round with an emotion that brought her to her knees the first time?

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#Featured “Vegas Nights : A Billionaire Sweet Romance (Afro Luv Bite)” by Unoma Nwankwor

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A woman scared of being hurt again is bent on playing it safe.
A man determined to stay focused and never experience poverty again.
One night on the wild side that changes everything.

Darius Gray
Become a self-made billionaire by thirty.
Love was never an option, acquiring the next investment was
Deal after deal, I ferociously and ruthlessly operated with that mission in mind.
Years later, mission accomplished.
Today, I celebrate another chain of hotels under my belt and then I heard her voice…
Mixing business and pleasure was never my style
Going after her would be a mistake
One I might just be willing to make…

Safiya Nadar
I used to live my best life
One shattered heart, a bucket of tears and shame turned it into my worst life
Now, I could care less what anyone said, love and the risk it came with was overrated.
If only I could get my bestie off my back.
Tuh! That’s easier said than done, so now we’re in Las Vegas
Three days, in and out, that’s her promise. Nothing extra
Until she pawns me for an exclusive, she’s writing
Just have drinks with him she said
Twenty-four hours later…
I wake up with a ring, a contract of two million dollars,
And a man, who for sure would leave me with a broken heart and a bucket of Ben & Jerry’s

This is the first book in the Billionaire Pact Series. It was formerly titled His Sweetest Mistake. Book 2 is titled Second Shot.

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#BookBlitz “Redeemed Through Love” by Unoma Nwankwor

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REDEEMED THROUGH LOVE

BY UNOMA NWANKWOR

At thirteen Halima Dajuma discovers that her father has another family. No longer is she an only child, but younger sister to three older brothers. This discovery changes everything. For a while, Halima happily settles into a safe life shaped by her family’s expectations. Now, determined to find her voice, she breaks an arranged betrothal and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. The search for truth rattles her world and the people in it, in ways she didn’t bargain for. When everything comes crashing down will she be content with what she finds or wish she’d remained in the comfort of the familiar?

The connection was electric, heart jolting even, but it came from the wrong source.
Charming, attractive and successful, Ekene Odili, is the Dajuma family lawyer. He’s also friends with Halima’s oldest brother, Rasheed. For years, religion and her fiancé stood between Halima and Ekene. He knows she’s off-limits. However, knowledge is no match for a heart which refuses to adhere to logic. When he begins to see the pain she has to endure, is he willing to sacrifice his heart and let her go?

The ultimate loss soon shatters her heart, then will Halima still have the courage to surrender to a redeeming love?

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EXCERPT

Halima said her prayers and crawled into the cool sheets of her queen-sized bed. Moments later, as expected it would, Sade’s Sweetest Taboo began to play. She picked up her phone, smiled and accepted the call.

“Hello.” Her tone was low and tired.

“Hey yourself,” he responded with a voice that prickled her skin every time. “How are you? No need to ask if you made it home okay since you were with Kam.”

Halima let out a faint chuckle at the fight she had to put up, so Kamal would drop her in her own home instead of her staying overnight in his. He just got back from a trip and she was in no desire to see him and Ebele all over each other. Amongst all her brother, that couple couldn’t function without their hands or lips being on each other. For someone who’d been celibate for years, that wasn’t where she needed to be.

“So, you just had to go and add another reason for me to be upset with you?” The normal softness of his voice when he spoke to her was absent.

“And what’s the first?” She knew exactly what he was talking about, but she wouldn’t be the one to admit it.

His grunt caused her to smile.

“You’ve been avoiding me. We’re going to get to that, but first why didn’t you call me when those men came to your office?” He paused. “I was going crazy with worry.”

“That wasn’t my intention.”

“Are we that bad? I mean you’d rather get in trouble than see me?”

“I didn’t call anyone at the time. It wasn’t personal.” Halima rubbed her forehead. She didn’t want him running with the wrong impression. Yes, she was avoiding him, but it was nothing he did. It was all her. Be that as it may, this wasn’t the heavy conversation she wanted to have tonight. Besides, the phone worked both ways.

“Kene, you’ve always been good to me—”

“But?”

“But nothing. Can we not talk about this tonight?”

“No can do. Your brothers are like putty in your hand but that’s not me, Princess. I want to know why you would endanger yourself that way instead of calling me?” His anger laced with frustration seeped through the phone.

Halima sat up against her keyboard and creased her brows. She wished her brothers would be putty in her hands.

“That’s not true.”

“You and I know it is. But that’s not the point. We’re talking about you deliberately putting yourself in danger. You weren’t under arrest so why would you go with those people without your lawyer present?”

Two opposing emotions clashed within her. Aggravation and pleasure. The former at the fact that he was talking to her as though she were a child and he referred to himself as just her lawyer. He was acting just like her brothers. And the latter at the fact that he cared enough to be angry. She knew she sounded crazy but there was nothing she could do about her truth. She imagined the six-foot four-inch dark chocolate brown package pacing wherever he was with a scowl on his face.

“Ekene, I’m going to tell you like I tell my brothers, I’m a thirty-six-year-old woman perfectly capable of taking care of herself.” She paused for his response, got none so continued. “Abubakar was going to call you as my lawyer but Chiaka got to Kammy first then he Rasheed and I’m sure that’s who called you.”

“If your little outburst and the use of my full name are supposed to dismiss me, it’s cute but not going to work,” he said. “Considering I broke every traffic law to get you out of where you shouldn’t have been in the first place, I want an explanation.” His chuckle irked her.

She yawned. Hopefully, he’ll get the message and get off the phone. She was done talking to him.

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Unoma NwankworABOUT UNOMA NWANKWOR

Unoma Nwankwor writes clean, multicultural romances that span Africa and the Diaspora. Unoma weaves romantic tales for readers who enjoy stories centered around faith, family and the rich culture of Africa. Through the pages, she promises you humor, tight hugs, forehead kisses and above all else, redemptive, sacrificial love.

Her readers are in love with her unique way of telling stories that capture the essence of her present home base in the USA and her Nigerian culture. Unoma wears numerous hats but the one she’s most proud of is, mother of two kids and wife to her film director husband. You can catch her writing from the comfort of her bedroom nook with a pack of pepperoni slices and a cup of java.

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