Monday, 5 December 2016

A Perfect Caress by Me blog tour #AARomance

Title: A Perfect Caress
Author: Nana Prah
Genre: Adult, Harlequin Kimani Romance
Published: November 22, 2016
From the very first touch…

The moment suave businessman Dante Sanderson brushes hands with Lanelle Murphy, he can't get her out of his head. The guarded beauty resists all of his polished attempts at seduction. To soften the pain in her past, she's dedicated her life and family fortune to helping others, not chasing sexy millionaires like Dante.

Something about Lanelle makes Dante want to open his heart like never before. He knows their encounters are destiny. Lanelle is sure their sparks mean another heartache is in the making. Yet her cherished new project—a state-of-the-art neonatal unit—brings them together. From charity ball dances to strolls in Milan, desire pushes her…right into his arms. But will Lanelle be able to seize this sweet second chance at love?


A Perfect Caress Excerpt © Nana Prah 2016

Without warning, Dante invaded her space and tilted her into a dip. Gripping the shoulders of his tuxedo, she scowled into his smiling face as the blood rushed to her head. Before she could chastise him, he brought her upright.
She hated surprises. Being out of control ranked number one on her never-to-do list. Dante threatened all of that. From the few stories Vanessa had told her about him, they were as different as a waltz and a tango. “Talk.”
Should she be feeling the deep rumble of his laughter against her chest? When had he pulled her so close? She tried to create space between them. His hand splayed at her back made it impossible.
“Do you ever loosen up?”
She snapped her head up. Even though she was wearing stilettos, he loomed over her. “You’ve met me, what? All of twice? You have no idea who I am.”
He leaned in close, his breath tickling her ear as he whispered, “But I’d like to.”
All thoughts of why she’d come on the dance floor escaped as he pressed his cheek against hers. For once in her life Lanelle lost herself in the gentle sway of a man’s embrace.
Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eight grade summer reading list and has been obsessed with it ever since. Her fascination with love inspired her to write in her favorite genre where happily-ever-after is the rule.

She is a published author of contemporary, multicultural romances. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s, over-indulging in chocolate, enjoying life with friends and family, and tormenting nursing students into being the best nurses the world has ever seen. Nana loves to connect with her readers on Twitter @Nana Prah and Facebook at Nana Prah, author.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Spotlight: Destiny Awakened by Me! #ContemporaryRomance #Giveaway

Title: Destiny Awakened
Series: Destiny #4
Author: Nana Prah
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: November 6, 2016
Published by: Decadent Publishing
After enduring a traumatic event as a child, Gloria Anokye isn’t sure she’ll ever be enough for any man. With no other option, she entrusts her romantic future into the hands of Esi, midwife-turned-matchmaker. In the meantime, the one guy she’s ever desired has the power to destroy her newfound career as a wedding planner.

Kamal Lawrence has less than six weeks to plan his sister’s wedding. With the help of a wedding planner, they might be able to pull off the best wedding Ghana has ever seen. The trick is to fight off the attraction exploding between them. Once Kamal realizes there’s no way he can or will be able to stay away from Gloria, he plans his seduction.

Will she fall into his arms or keep it strictly professional?


Destiny Awakened Excerpt © Nana Prah 2016

She pointed to an arbor standing to the side of the pond. “They can get married over there with the archway draped with flowers.”
Kamal stumbled backwards when their gazes met. Afraid he’d fall, Gloria reached out and grabbed his arm.
“I didn’t even notice it,” he said as he focused on the gazebo. He looped his arm around her shoulders. “It’s almost like the one I mentioned earlier.”
Gloria wrapped her arm around his waist, molding her body into his side. It’s only to provide him with support since he nearly collapsed a moment ago. How come she never wanted to let go?
Awe still filled his voice as he walked them closer to the pond. “It’s just what I imagined.”
Never had she thought she’d be standing in her precious garden in the embrace of the one man she’d ever desired. When he gazed down into her eyes the air rushed out of her lungs. The need to kiss him overpowered her common sense as she licked her lips. 
One moment, Gloria anticipated the second-best kiss of her life by the man who’d made her toes curl with his first. The next moment found her stumbling forward as he released her. What the hell?



Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eight grade summer reading list and has been obsessed with it ever since. Her fascination with love inspired her to write in her favorite genre where happily-ever-after is the rule.

She is a published author of contemporary, multicultural romances. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s, over-indulging in chocolate, enjoying life with friends and family, and tormenting nursing students into being the best nurses the world has ever seen. Nana loves to connect with her readers on Twitter @Nana Prah and Facebook at Nana Prah, author.
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Friday, 25 November 2016

Color of Love Blog Hop is Now Live with Prizes Galore! #CoLHop



For the past three years, this time of year has gotten me excited. Not because of Thanksgiving, but because of the Color of Love Blog Hop. Bloggers and authors come together to display some of the best multicultural and interracial books on the market. I can't tell you how many great authors and books I've been introduced to because of this blog hop.

Fellow cosponsors of this blog hop, Kiru Taye, Empi Baryeh, and Love Bites and Silk need a standing ovation, just because they're awesome.

Look at the wonderful  prizes you could win.
1st prize $75 GC + 7 ebooks
2nd prize $50 GC + 7 ebooks
3rd prize $30 GC + 7 ebooks
4th prize $15 GC + 7 ebooks
5th prize $10 GC + 7 ebooks
6th prize $5 GC + 7 ebooks


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I am giving way away a $5 Amazon gift card for. All you have to do is tell me what your favorite IR/MC romance is and why in the comments section (If it happens to be one of my books, you will make me one happy author.)


I have a brand new release out. The 4th book in the Destiny, Destiny Awakened, is set in Ghana, West Africa and it features Kamal who is trying to plan a destiny wedding for his sister and acquires the help of Gloria. Of course sparks fly when they get together although both of them have strong reasons for wanting to quelch them. Destiny always has a way of making things happen.

Take a romantic journey to Ghana. Pick up your copy today.
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Out in e-book on December 1, 2016. Available for preorder.

The Blurb
From the very first touch… 
The moment suave businessman Dante Sanderson brushes hands with Lanelle Murphy, he can't get her out of his head. The guarded beauty resists all of his polished attempts at seduction. To soften the pain in her past, she's dedicated her life and family fortune to helping others, not chasing sexy millionaires like Dante.  
Something about Lanelle makes Dante want to open his heart like never before. He knows their encounters are destiny. Lanelle is sure their sparks mean another heartache is in the making. Yet her cherished new project—a state-of-the-art neonatal unit—brings them together. From charity ball dances to strolls in Milan, desire pushes her…right into his arms. But will Lanelle be able to seize this sweet second chance at love?

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Join us on our facebook page #coloroflovehop. I'm looking forward to hopping onto all of these blogs to see what they have to offer. I hope you'll check them out.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Interview: Meadows Shore Series by Eva Charles #Romance #Giveaway





Eva Charles will be awarding a $75 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Tell us one fascinating thing about yourself.

I’m not sure if this is fascinating, but it’s fun! I collect perfume, especially hard to find perfume. I’m addicted to fragrance, and it shows up in all my books. I try to match the character with the kind of scent that I think best suits her personality. For example, classy Sophie Clayton wore the light and beautiful Après L’Ondee on her wedding day, Alexa Petersen falls in love with Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, a sexy grapefruit fragrance, and Ella Clayton will wear Tobacco Vanilla and Carnal Flower in an upcoming book that takes place in New Orleans.


How did you get into writing?

I’m trained as a lawyer, so I’ve written for many years, although not fiction. My husband and I moved to Western Massachusetts about two years ago, and I found myself in a new place without family, friends, or a job. A close friend of mine had been encouraging me to write about a Portuguese family for some time, but I’d always scoffed at the idea of writing a book. After the move, with so much free time on my hands, I decided, why not? And I love it! I’m only sorry that I didn’t do it sooner.


What are your favorite types of movies to watch?

I love almost any kind of movie, but when my husband’s away, and I’m in the mood to curl up on the sofa, I look for a romantic chick flick. I guess it’s no surprise that I’m a romance writer. Who can resist a cheesy, sexy, happily-ever-after on a cold evening while wearing comfy pajamas? Certainly not me.


Your characters come from wealthy families. Did you have to do a lot of research about the lifestyle?

I did very little research on the lifestyles of the rich and the famous—it wasn’t really necessary. Many of my characters are financially very well off, but they’re not über wealthy. They’re not billionaires who fly all over the world on private jets, or spend every evening dining at a fancy restaurant. They all work for a living, and grew up with very traditional values that included doing household chores. I wanted them to be approachable, or as Cole Harrington is fond of saying, “We put our pants on one leg at a time, just like everybody else.” In many ways, they’re regular people.


What made you give the characters a Portuguese heritage?

I gave the characters a Portuguese heritage because there are few, if any, romance novels written in the United States about Portuguese families. As a Portuguese-American woman, it gives me an opportunity to share little bits and pieces about the culture, like the food, customs, and the important role that family plays in the lives of individuals. Some of the books have more cultural references than others.


Why should people buy your books?

People should buy my books because they’re great fun and will warm your soul, and leave you with a smile on your face. In the books, I touch upon some heavy subjects, domestic violence, death, mental illness, and breast cancer to name a few, and you might shed a few tears along the way, but you’ll laugh too. I promise, by the end of each book, your heart will sing.





GENRE: Contemporary Romance


BLURB:

Prepare to fall in love with the Claytons and Harringtons and their rich Portuguese heritage. A Wedding at Meadows Shore is the first book in the series. In it, you’ll meet the family and visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled along the moody Atlantic in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor.

It all begins with Sophie’s story, where she discards the past and learns to trust herself and others. The series follows the lives of her sisters and cousins while they, too, sort through their baggage and fall in love. Travel with them on their romantic journeys, stopping in rural Minnesota, New Orleans, and other enchanted places along the way.

They are wealthy and powerful, but suffer pain and loss much like the rest of us. Even great privilege can't shield them from those experiences. But despite their wealth and power, I think you'll find them approachable and down-to-earth—or as Cole Harrington would say: “We put our pants on one leg at a time, same as everybody else.” 

There's an old Portuguese adage, "the rooster crows loudly, but it’s the hen who’s in charge.” And so it is with the Claytons and Harringtons: strong women, alpha males, and of course, Avó Angelina, the family matriarch who keeps them all on their best behavior. 

Bem vindo à família, Welcome to the family!

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Excerpt:

My Sweetest Sasha

Alexa rose from her chair and stood in front of Cole’s desk with her chin high and her spine straight. “I know your friend Clarisse is married to Dr. McKenna. I also know you’ve been sneaking around with her behind his back. You were alone in your office with her after hours, you planned dinner together at least once, and you have hushed phone conversations with her that end abruptly whenever anyone walks into the room. Even if, and it’s a big if, you haven’t been physically intimate with her, it’s not appropriate to involve yourself in their marriage in that way. He works for you.”

“You think that’s what’s happening? Christian’s all pissed off because I’m boinking his wife?” He shook his head. “This is Boston General Hospital, not ABC’s General Hospital. You need to stay the hell out of my business.”

“This isn’t just about you, or about the morality or lack of morality involved here, it’s about the hospital, too. You’re in an executive position. I work for Risk Management. This is a huge problem, with the potential to send ripples throughout the system, putting patients at risk. I have an obligation to report this.”

“Bullshit. You have no evidence I’ve done anything wrong. Just put it in your damn report. Go ahead. You’ll look like an idiot.”

“I can’t wait for the report to disclose this incident. Dr. McKenna left here livid. You took him off the schedule. His surgeries are either being performed by another doctor or they’ve been delayed. You’ve cut off his source of income, and interfered with his right to earn a living.”

Cole blanched.

“Tell me something that will allow me to keep this confidential, at least until the report is finalized. Offer some reasonable explanation—toss me a bone.” She was pleading with him now, but he said nothing.

She placed her fingers on his desk and leaned toward him, imploring him to look up at her. “If it’s not like it looks, then tell me what’s going on, Cole. Please give me something,” she begged.

He searched her face with stormy eyes, angry and conflicted. “I’m giving you nothing. Nothing,” he repeated.

“This is your choice. I wanted it to be different,” she whispered and left the room with slumped shoulders, shutting the door behind her.

Cole whipped his pen at the closed door, and when it didn’t make him feel any better, he hurled his keys, and then his water bottle. He wanted to tell her, he desperately needed her help with this, but he wouldn’t risk his friend’s reputation and career. Not even with her.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore, nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.
After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

Website:   www.evacharles.com







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