Thursday, 10 April 2014

Midwife to Destiny vs. Grey’s Anatomy - Decadent Ubuntu Line Blog Hop

I’m throwing a huge ball of gratitude to Kathy Bosman author of Dragonfly Moments for organizing this amazing blog hop. Remember to enter to win the $30 Amazon gift card and e-books.

 I’m a fan of Grey’s Anatomy.  I got hooked a few years ago when I shared an office with a doctor who watched the series during the down times. He would laugh, argued, and once he even cried – I mean he shed tears.

When my fabulous editor and author, Zee Monodee, stated that my latest release was the Grey’s Anatomy of Africa, I was tickled, um, brown.  My book and the show aren’t a perfect match, though. Here are some similarities and differences between Midwife to Destiny and Grey’s Anatomy

1.  The hospital setting  holds its own sort of intrigue.
2.  Everyone is beautiful with a high level of intelligence.
3.  The romance is off the charts.
4.  Sometimes you want to grab the heroine and make her do what you want. Tell me you’ve never wanted to reach into the TV and get a hold of Grey’s lapels?
5. We talk about medical stuff without boring you so you learn a thing or two.
6. Can we say dramatic characters and situations?
7. Both were written by fabulously awesome black women. Gotta love Nana Prah and Shonda Rhimes.

1. Nurses play a major role in Midwife to Destiny. A lack of active nurses on the show annoyed me because it’s such an active hospital.
2. Sorry, but there’s no sex in Midwife to Destiny. Not to say there isn’t heat, though. Grey’s Anatomy is about everybody having sex with somebody. 
3. There’s only one arrogant character in my book, who happens to be a doctor (not the hero)  versus a whole lot of them on Grey’s.

Okay, so comparing the lists, Midwife to Destiny is more like Grey’s anatomy in Africa than not. But don’t take my word for it, get your copy and judge for yourself.


Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.

Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.

They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages?  

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Defending her family – no problem. Recalling past lives – maybe just a small problem. Taking a chance on love again – well…

Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor. He’s the first man she’s been attracted to since her fiancé dumped her two years ago. But when the disturbing daydreams start, Jasmine begins to fear that her actions in a past life may have finally caught up with her.

Sean finds it impossible to stay away from Jasmine even though he can’t shake the inexplicable feeling of betrayal, simmering deep inside him every time he sees her.

To complicate things, someone is out to hurt Jasmine and every time she and Sean are together, the police have to be called. Even if Jasmine can make Sean trust her, the two of them may not stay alive long enough to enjoy their love this time around.

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Zee Monodee - Author's Corner
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15 April - Alissa Baxter
16 April - Kathy Bosman

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  1. I love that your doctor friend cried when he watched Grey's Anatomy. Midwife to Destiny was great fun to read and very romantic. Lovely to read a book where the nurses are real people and to enter into their world.

    1. I actually laughed at him. I can be a horrible person sometimes.

  2. Very cool how nurses play an important part in your book! :)

    1. I wanted to show how wonderful we (nurses) are.

  3. You're a new to me author. :) I look forward to learning more about you and your writing style.

  4. You have a beautiful blog Nana! Took a couple of minutes just staring at it. It`s so pretty :) And you have a diverse set of genres you navigate in romance, that`s exciting! :)

    1. I'm in love with it too, Inge. All the good work of Love Bites and Silk. Wonderful group to work with.

  5. Oh Nana, I had to smile at your comparisons., Spot on!. I think Zee's statement is wonderful!

    1. Thanks, Celestine. You would know since your read the book.

  6. There are some similarities, aren't there? Grey's Anatomy rocks, but that Off the Map one was awful. I bet your book is fabulous! :)

    1. Lol, Lexa. Let's just say I think it's awesome.

  7. Wahoo! Lots of love here today. I've got Love Through Time loaded on my Kindle and waiting. I so need a working time stopper!

    1. Lol, Crystal. We all do.

    2. Hi Nana, love the setting and the similariteis with Grey's Anatomy. Hope you write many more stories set on our continent.

  8. Hmmm, now you're going to make me draw comparisons, Nana, instead of simply enjoying the book as I have been doing. Bad girl, very bad girl. :-p

    1. Lol. It will get you more involved with the book.


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