Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Is Your Marriage a Hand Luggage?

If your marriage is a hand luggage this post is for you.


Many engaged people make comments that I find troubling. They say, "If we ever get divorced, then..."

How can the horrible thought of divorce feature in the heart of someone who's planning to get married? Isn't till death do us part in the wedding vows anymore?

Of course, with an attitude like that, is it any wonder many married people break it off more easily now, than in the olden days?

I'm not reffering to marriages where violence and extramarital affairs hold sway - they need urgent help.

Look through these examples;

1. Many women pay more attention to their children than to their husbands.

2. Other women sandwich their children between themselves and their husbands on their marital beds.

3. Yet many others don't make their husbands' meals because they are angry or feel aggrieved.

In the examples given, the marriages are starved of sex, food and communication, which are fundamental values in marriages.

To such women, their marriages are hand luggages to be disposed off when it is too heavy, old, weather-beaten or simply out of fashion.

Tips

Make your marriage like a beautiful garden.

1. Marriages are like a garden. It takes hard work!

2. You've got to weed, cultivate, tend, trim, water, protect and strengthen every aspect.
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3. Then, you have to patiently watch the plants (you, your husband & children) struggle, cope, fall prey to insects (extramarital affairs, drug use, gambling) and eventually blossom and flourish with your unending & unconditional love to bring out lovely flowers of immense beauty.

4. Every season affects the marriage garden differently. So, each phase of your marriage comes under various attacks. Be prepared to ride the waves and emerge victorious.

Make your marriage the envy of others, a succour for many who are hurting, a place of great joy, peace and stability for your family and others. God help you as you WORK at it.

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Best wishes,

Love
Stella
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Sect #CoverReveal by @authorlane & @ObsessedbyBook

A beautiful day holds many great possibilities for you and me. Welcome!

I have writer of love stories, Courtney Lane showcasing the gorgeous Cover for her upcoming dark erotic thriller, The Sect.

Courtney is giving away $10 Amazon Gift Card. You have complete the rafflecopter to win! Have fun.



Cover
Reveal 

Author
Name: Courtney Lane

Title
of Book:

The
Sect

Genre:
Dark Erotic Thriller

Release
Date: TBA







Keaton Mara ran away from a life that had become a nightmare to live on the streets. While the location she now calls home is a dangerous place, she is protected by an unlikely friendship.


The streets provided her with the education she could’ve never earned from the prestigious university she attended. Regrettably, the term ‘educated fool’ becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Due to meeting a man with whom she shares a captivating chemistry with, her judgment is clouded, resulting in a fateful decision.

The consequence of trusting the prepossessing stranger results in her being stolen away to a place unknown. Her deceptive new surroundings are just as beautiful as the people who reside there. She discovers that it’s a place where the culture of sex without limits or morals is their religion.

Keaton quickly begins to realize that the beautiful scenery serves to hide a very dark truth. The seductive and enigmatic man—who lured her there—desires to save her soul. His intentions are sinister, because saving her soul is synonymous with breaking her.

Because Keaton believes her soul was brutally stolen from her many years ago, she thinks he can’t save (or destroy) something she no longer has.


She…was…wrong.

Warning: This book contains pretty much every dark theme there is. Not recommended for those with any triggers or sensitivities to violence, dubious and/or absent consent, and deviant sexual acts.

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I WRITE THE LOVE STORIES - NOT ROMANCES


I’ve been creating my own little world since I was very young. When I was eight years old, I began to bring those worlds to life with pen and paper.

Although I’ve had a few short hiatuses, writing has been of passion of mine for many years. I've always viewed my writing as a hobby or a purgative process; I never thought to share my very personal works with anyone outside of my family. Now, I’m taking the plunge and self-publishing my works. I’m very excited and apprehensive about the opportunity to share my work with people who may enjoy it.

While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist — they have to have certain brand of strength and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, because I'm intrigued by characters who are thrust into "dark" situations that explore their psyche.

Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy is my first love. If there is one thing for sure, I'm a bit of a misfit when it comes to Romance. I don't feel that I write romances, thus the tagline. I prefer gritty love stories, where the protagonist isn't necessarily the girl next door, or the girl you encounter in everyday life. In other words, I don't tend to write characters who are easy to fall in love with.

The elements that will be common in my stories are: depth, controversy, thought-provoking and complex plots, and misfit characters. If literature that appeals to your senses and pushes your boundaries intrigues you, then I sincerely hope you enjoy the journey.




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Email
Address: AuthorCourtneyLane@gmail.com 

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Have a lovely week ahead.

Love,
Stella
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Monday, 17 November 2014

Black Soul is on a #BookTour #NewRelease by @KiruTaye #Paranormal #Giveaway

A warm welcome to all Paranormal Romance readers. 

I have the indomitable West Africa Romance Author, Kiru Taye's New Release,
Black Soul taking over RomanceQuotesMonday!

Kiru Taye is an amazing writer. She writes in several romance genres and has quite a long list of titles under her belt.

To celebrate Black Soul, Kiru's giving away $5 Amazon Gift Card to a lucky winner. To enter to win, simply complete the giveaway rafflecopter below.

Enjoy the teaser and the excerpt from Black Soul.



***OUT NOW***

Title: Black Soul 

Author: +Kiru Taye, Author 

Series: Black Warriors, Prequel


Blurb:

He will damn his soul to set hers free.


When workaholic high-flying career lawyer Tara Woji takes a well deserved break and meets up with old friends she doesn’t realise the
danger lurking in the shadows for her.

M’na is a chi, a gatekeeper whose duty is to protect the humans. He's lived more than a millennium waiting for Tara and is unable to do more than just watch her. As the shadows deepen and darkness comes to claim her, he will do whatever it takes to protect her including doing the one thing he shouldn’t, releasing her powers.













In a flash of motion, he growled and stood before her, pulling her close till her body lay flush against his hard contour. On contact, the temperature of the air around
them rose. His lips descended on hers for the second time that night.

This time, the sensations were not a blur. She felt him in every pore of her body, soaking in his aura, her body and mind overwhelmed by exciting sensations. The
familiarity and recognition returned, along with the desire to have him inside
her, filling her up. Memories of the two of them together flooded her mind.

Connected, she sensed more than his memories. His emotions wrapped around her mind like a swirling thread, connecting light, desire, and elation. Yet, in the depth of
his mind, darkness, rage, and remorse lurked.

Her arousal increased. She clung to his muscular arms, her hardened nipples rubbing against his chest. Despite the clothes between them, it felt as if skin stroked skin. Her core pulsed. His hand cupped her behind, pulling her in to feel his
rigidity between her thighs.

Feverish sensation coursed through her body, swamping every pore. She writhed in his arms, her body undulating uncontrollably. He broke the kiss, focused attention on her neck and sucked her skin.


"Oh!" Colors exploded around her, the orgasm ripped out of her body violently,
blowing her mind.

He pulled away, leaving her panting as the energy arc surrounding them subsided.

"You…you've got to stop doing that," she said as soon as she could catch her breath,
wondering how she could respond so instantly and explosively to this man she
didn't know.

"It's the only way I can get you to see the truth about us. What we've always been.
What we can become again."



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Have a lovely week ahead.

Love,
Stella
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Monday, 10 November 2014

#RomanceQuotesMonday37

Happy Romance Quotes Monday! My weekend rushed on so quickly, I'm out of breath. Lol!

On today's romance quotes, I want to share love quotes from American artist, John Legend's song, All of me. I love this song with all my heart.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1

"'Cause all of me, loves all of you, love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections."


RomQuote #2

"Give your all to me, I'll give my all to you. You're my end and my beginning. Even when I lose, I'm winning, 'cause I give you all of me, and you give me all of you."

You've got to listen to John Legend bell out All of me.



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Have a romantic week ahead.

Love,
Stella

Flirty & Feisty Romance 

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Kiss My Lips & Stolen Valentine Kiss ( Holiday Series #1 & 2) #Romance #Giveaway

Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) new release and giveaway party is heating up. The party ends on Nov 29th. 

Enjoy an exciting weekend away with Lorna & Logan.

Travel from London to New Jersey, Seychelles to Thailand in Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1) Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2).

To thrill you even more, Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels is giving away $10 Amazon Gift Card. Simply complete the rafflecopter.

Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2)

Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel 

Smouldering desire & red-hot passion under the stars 

Accepting Logan’s marriage proposal was the most exciting event of Lorna’s life. But deciding in what country to marry her fiancé proved to be more than a tearful ordeal. When Lorna’s dad announced unexpected news, the wedding wheels spun in a different direction. 

With other family members stirring conflict, would there be a wedding? Or would their shared kiss deepen their desire? 


Kiss My Lips -Teaser

Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1)

Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel 

One broken heart. Two grieving minds. 

Holiday Series, book 1 - Two hearts...One Love. 

To Lorna Ibe, Departmental Manager with one of London's multi-channel retailers, Valentine's Day lost its romantic flavour years ago. An unplanned holiday to New Jersey is her perfect getaway from the stress and
emotional turmoil locked in her heart, just what she needs to take her mind off her troubles. That's until she runs into Logan. 

Magazine publisher, Logan Blake has had his fair share of stress in the past few years. When his sister asks him to drop off old clothes to charity, he has a minor accident in front of the charity shop where Lorna volunteers. When he sets eyes on her bare midriff as she wipes the display window, he clears his busy schedule to volunteer his time. Two burdened hearts afraid to get entwined. One Stolen Valentine Kiss. Will Valentine season
bring them romance or will their fears keep them apart? 






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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Take a rein on your wild emotions in Loitering Shadows #MWTease15 #InterracialRomance

I'm thrilled to welcome you to MidWeek Tease organized by Sandra Bunino. Midweek Tease is a platform for authors and writers to give you a peep into their published book or work-in-progress.


I'm excited to share a teaser from Flirty & Feisty Romance first novel - Loitering Shadows, published in 2010.

In this scene, Prescott's slight distraction at the wheels on a sunny morning has altered his plans for the day.

Enjoy! 

Teaser from Loitering Shadows

Prescott Vander-Scott had just been hit with the sexiest dark female on a hospital bed. When he looked at the brown eyes that stared at him coyly, he felt a strange emotion.
Strong sensations…similar to rippling electric shock raced through him at lightning speed.
Even with the plaster at the side of her head, this woman looked like a phenomenal dark-skinned princess. She half-smiled at him, and he glimpsed snow white set of even teeth, that knocked the wind out of his lungs.
‘Mr. Presky Vander-Scott, I think she’s fully awake now and there are no broken bones. I’ll be in consulting room two.’ 
Presky nodded his head. ‘Yes, thank you doc,’ he replied distractedly.
He’d forgotten the doctor was still standing beside him, while he gazed lustfully at a woman he’d almost killed.
Take a rein on your wild emotions Presky, he warned himself. This isn’t the moment or place to start getting primal. He shifted uncomfortably from one foot to another, as he realized that his bulge was threatening to burst through his now too tight tailored trousers, that had been quiet comfortable when he’d worn it that morning. Undoubtedly, he’d a notorious reputation of bedding every blond in skirt.
A reputation he was having a hard time peeling off!
‘Are you alright Traci-B?’ he asked, even as he fought to regain control of his wild senses. 
Tricia’s eyes fluttered open as she heard the rich baritone voice. 

******

 As Tricia looked into his deep ash-tone eyes, she was lost in thought.
Who’s this gorgeous male?
If this is the price to pay to catch a glimpse of this gift to the female specie, then, she’ll gladly have an accident again and again. She couldn’t seem to string a logical sentence together. She opened her mouth to tell the stranger again she was fine. If only he’ll stop looking at her with those big, twin  darkening eyes that reminded her of cold ashes.   
She wanted to kiss his lips.
But no words came out. She swallowed saliva. Why was she tongue-tied?
She wasn’t a virgin!
She’d double-dated a lot since Greg.
Oh, Greg Acton! That was a life time ago.
Greg paled into insignificance as she gawked again into the now charcoal eyes of this light skinned, tall and handsome man called…?
What did the doctor call him? Mr. Presky Vander what? She couldn’t recall his last name, because she’d only being half-listening. Presky?
What a sexy name! Where’s he from?
Tricia had many questions to ask this stranger. Is he married? She looked discreetly at the fourth-finger of his left hand.
No wedding ring, thank God. But surely, he must have a girlfriend or a fiancée waiting impatiently on the wings? How lucky she must be. Tricia felt quick pangs of jealousy. She allowed her mind to drift…touching, feeling his long fingers on her skin.
Jealous?
How could she be? A couple of hours ago, she didn’t even know this man existed. It was a relief his fourth-finger had no wedding ring. 
‘Traci-B, I really must leave you now. But I’ll be back before you know it.’ Smiling at her, he walked a few steps back from the bed before making a turn for the door. With his big hands on the door knob, he looked back at Tricia, winking sexily before silently shutting the door. 
Tricia felt dizzy on the bed.

Copyright Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku 2014

Loitering Shadows is available via

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Monday, 3 November 2014

#Brides From #Africa #IgboBride #RomanceQuotesMonday36

We are celebrating Romance Quotes Monday with Brides From Africa!

I have missed bringing you beautiful brides from all over Africa. 

But first, I have two marriage quotes to melt your hearts.

RomQuotes #1
"Love me without fear. Trust me without wondering. Love me without restrictions. Want me without demand. Accept me how I am. A love like that, will be eternal!"

RomQuotes #2
"May our last kisses be many years from now and taste of one another's lips."

Today, I have several photos of Igbo brides from South Eastern Nigeria.
The traditional marriage ceremony is called Igbankwu, or wine carrying. It involves the bride carrying a cup of palm wine to her groom.
Both sides of the family bring along dancers to entertain the guests. Here, the bride's troupe prepare to do the honours while she retires to change outfits.
The bride then makes her second entrance with her ladies-in-waiting. In this part of the ceremony the bride must hunt for her fiance amongst the crowd of guests.
When the bride finds her groom, she presents him with a cup of traditional palm wine while being distracted by the invited guests. By drinking from the cup, he accepts her into his family and they become man and wife traditionally.
The bride makes one more costume change before the cutting of the cake - shaped like a gourd. Note how the groom's hat always matches the bride's outfit.
At the reception dance, the bride is sprayed with money.

More marriage quotes from Lovingyou.com

For more on Igbo weddings, click here.

Photos are courtesy African Sweetheart and BBC.


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If you have bridal photos to share from your place, send it to me via email and I'll share it here and give you credit. I love romance and swooning over bride photos is my hobby.
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

I'm the only one for you #KissMyLips #MWTease14 #NewReleaseParty #Romance #Giveaway

Hello and welcome to Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) new release party and MidWeekTease!!!

Flirty & Feisty Romance has launched a hot new release. 

Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) is out today! 

If you pre-ordered via Amazon, your copy has been delivered to your kindle already. Thank you.

Thank God for everything. I'm doing the salsa dance and drinking champagne.
Celebrate with me by completing the rafflecopter for a chance to win $10 Amazon Gift Card.

MidWeek Tease is hosted by the lovely Sandra Bunino. On MidWeek Tease, fellow authors and writers give you a sneak peak into their writing.

Today, I'm going to share the final teaser from my steamy hot new release, Kiss My Lips. In this scene, Logan is curious about Lorna's dreamy expression. He soon finds out why.


Title: Kiss My Lips

Series: Holiday
Series: #2

Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Multicultural/Interracial
ISBN: 978-1502776549 (Paperback)
Publication Date: Wednesday 29th October 2014
Cover Artist: LoveBites And Silk

Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series Book 2) is a sequel to
Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series Book 1).

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Blurb

Will one kiss seal their love?

Accepting Loganmarriage proposal was the most exciting event of Lornas life. But deciding in what country to marry her fiancé proved to be more than a tearful ordeal.
When Lornadad announced unexpected news, the wedding wheels spun in a different direction.

With other family members stirring conflict, would there be a wedding? Or would their shared kiss
deepen their desire?




Her heart skipped when Rochelle's sex talk cruised into her head.

"You're smiling with a faraway look on your face, Lorna. So, shoot!"

Laughing at his persistence, she crossed her legs.

"Okay, what if I tell you Rochelle fantasizes about you?"

She swiveled on her seat to stare at him, hands folded across her chest.

He rocked with laughter. "Okay, forget about my question," he said when he stopped to catch his breath. 

"Are you kidding me? Tell her to face reality." Pointing at his chest, he added. "This man is spoken for." Logan winked and carried on, "not even if she was the only woman left in Jersey City. And, will you quit glaring at me, sweetheart," he drawled, his face coated with a huge smile.

His words and comical expression warmed her skin. Lorna ran her fingers over his thighs, drawing rings, her eyelashes raking his face, searching for clues. The toned muscles tensed and relaxed in succession beneath her caressing fingers.

"And what are you doing, Lorna?" he asked wide-eyed.

"Making sure you know I'm the only one for you." Her fingers stretched to his crotch and he jerked his thighs out of reach, his feet slapping hard on the brake pad.

Copyright Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku 2014



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Stellas a fun loving mother of two, married to her very own gorgeous alpha male who satisfies her romantic appetite.

Writing romance novels is now her full time passion. In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels laced with the right cocktail of blazing passion,
intrigue & toe-curling romance set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and America. There are seven contemporary romance novels in the basket;
Loitering Shadows, Stormy Defense, Beyond the Lady, The GardenerIce Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1).

My first historical romance is on my writing desk at the moment. In my leisure, I go swimming, reads romance novels, go to the Cinema and watch TV.

Flirty & Feisty Romance wishes you an amazing holiday season.

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experience you'll never forget.

















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