Thursday, 29 May 2014

Down and Dirty with @NanaPrah #multicultural #romance #giveaway

Yes you read correctly. I’m interviewing myself. We all have that alter ego that we wish we could expose. Well here I am. Since most people don’t read the entire blog post. I’ve highlighted the words that will grab your attention. Note that after asking myself the question, I will not parry with a witty comeback. That would be weird.

If you could blog like anyone on the blogosphere who would it be?
Definitely Chuck Wendig. He says it like it is, all the time. I’d love to be able to do that. I kind of treat the blog like I live my life. I'm kind and attempt to offend no one, but I take no s^*t.


Upon meeting your favorite author, what one thing would you tell them?

I have more than one favorite author, but I’ll choose Janet Evanovich for this one. I’d smile (which is irresistible) and say, “Let’s write a novel together. You can relax, though. I’ll do all the work, you slap your name on the cover and let the sales roll in.”

Where do you find your greatest source of support?

I wish I could say my friends and family, but I took a vow of honesty and refuse to break it. Basically other authors provide the most support to me. Helping to make my books better and promoting them. Not to say my friends and a few family members haven't been awesome, but it's rare.

There are millions of books for people to purchase. Why should they choose yours?

My romances take the reader places they’d never think to go. Romance in Africa? Who would have thought it? Past life experiences through a young woman who experiences them through daydreams in Love Through Time? What?

My stories are similar to others yet unique in their perspective. Pick one up and test my theory. I double dog dare ya.

Can you please tell us what the word PITA means in the world of nursing?

My nursing colleagues may find and maim me for revealing this. It means Pain In The Ass. If you ever hear it referred to you, you need to assess yourself and make some changes in your behavior.

Living in Ghana, have you learned to speak any of the local languages?

Nope. English is the official language of the country. I was raised in the US. English rocks! Besides, do you know how hard it is for an older woman like me to learn a new language?

Your first two novels are sweet, in the sense that they have no sex in them. Why?

I was scared about writing a sex scene. What would my friends and family think? The next book in the Destiny series has sex in it. I gave up caring about what others would think and went with what would be best for the characters.

If you could hypnotize the world, what would you have people do?

Live in a state of perpetual peace and love. Oh yeah, and buy my books.


Blurb

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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24 comments:

  1. Great interview with yourself, Nana :)

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    1. Lol. Thanks, Debbie. It's a weird concept, but I embrace my strangeness.

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  2. I love this idea of interviewing yourself. Great job! Since I love Africa I'm going to have to give your book a look. Great to meet you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tierney. I'm happy you like the idea and don't think I'm nuts.

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  3. Dang. Now when I refer to a patient as a PITA, they're going to know what I mean...
    ;)

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    1. Lol. I'm guessing your patients don't read my blog, but you never know so be careful with the word.

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  4. Enjoyed your self-interview as much as I do your books, Nana! I'm sure you see your share of PITAs in nursing, but trust me - they're everywhere! LOL! As I slowly make my way through writing my first book, I can understand your initial feelings on writing sex scenes. But, I figured, "Hey! My family knows who I am and how I am, nothing else matters." So I'm over it! LOL!

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    1. Good for you, Felicia. I wish I would have gotten over it a lot sooner.

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  5. You're just too cool! Loved your interview of you. ;)
    I like Chuck as well, and other authors are also my main source of support.

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    1. I'm trying to achieve your level of coolness, S.K.

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  6. Ohmygosh, you make me giggle. I'd have loved to see your witty parries with yourself. (Uh...maybe not. Just that sentence was confusing.) And, if I ever go back to teaching, I'm definitely adopting the PITA acronym for my favorite babies!

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    1. Lol. I would love to meet you Julia. You crack me up. Let's meet somewhere in the Caribbean.

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  7. You're very funny, Nana. Yes, I agree, learning another language is really hard once an adult. I'll stick to English.

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    1. Thanks for the confirmation, Kathy. I wish everyone else could see this aspect.

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  8. No, I don't watch Grey's Anatomy. Although I enjoy medicals, I've never enjoyed a programme that never ends - soapy style. I like a HEA and you never get that with these type of series.

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    1. Even when a series ends on a happy note, it's still hard because you don't want to let them go.

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  9. Nana,
    you will kill me with laugh. Anyway, I like the idea of... alter ego that we wish we could expose. keep it up

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I'm glad I could make you laugh.

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  10. An interview with yourself? Fun! :)

    I agree, authors always seem to be so incredibly supportive. It's nice to see!

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    1. They are. It makes me wish all the people I knew were authors. I'm sure the world would be a better place. Maybe.

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  11. Great Interview!! You must be a riot to go out with, Nana! You crack me up. You're right about family, my best support comes from fellow writers. Chuck Wendig is a mouthy hoot, it's amazing what comes out of him. You were the one to lead me to his website, remember? Have a great weekend.

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    1. I like "mouthy hoot." Great description of the man.

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