But my first historical romance, titled - Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1) is due to be published in less than 2months! I'm buzzing.
This is a huge milestone for me. The manuscript was first written years ago. I didn't have the time or courage to complete it. But in 2015, the hero - Nagudia and heroine - Uvbi, attacked my peace of mind and demanded their story be published with immediate effect. Lol!
I'm going to share the draft blurb and book cover. Please take a peek and let me know what you think.
To also whet your appetite for Royal Cowries, I'm re-blogging one of the excerpts I previously shared on MidWeek Tease.
BLURB - ROYAL COWRIES
In the land of Igodomigodo in 1470, a man's word was law.
But in the hand of a wild maiden, Uvbi, lies the future, where women might have a say. When her freedom is endangered, Uvbi issues a threat to Nagudia before she disappears.
Nagudia, a renowned bronze caster conceals his past to gain freedom, but when he hears a scream in the bush, he takes action and his destiny becomes intertwined with Uvbi's.
Are their lives destined together or will the journey to come uncover truths that will throw them apart?EXCERPT
Uvbi's feet rushed through the side of the mud house and she stuck her head round the front. There was no one, except the retreating back of the nosy, strong, dark man who scared her in the forest.
She ran out of her father's compound, casting sharp glances over her shoulder. Sure she wasn't seen, Uvbi followed Nagudia’s footsteps.
‘Do you see the trouble you have brought upon me?’ Uvbi accused the man with broad chest and narrow waist wrapped in cow hide. Nagudia stopped and swivelled on his heels, his frown deepened. As tall as she was, this man still looked down at her.
‘What trouble do you speak of, young maiden?"
Uvbi pressed her lips together.
Is Nagudia such an old oaf as to refer to her as a young maiden? She mused.
‘My name is Uvbi,’ she corrected. ‘After scaring me to death in the bush, did you have to bring me back to my father's house? Let not your good deed be evil spoken of!" she rebuked, her chin jutting out, hands akimbo.
Nagudia folded his arms across his chest and stared at her. ‘Are you admonishing me for saving your life? I see you do not consider your life of great value,’ he reprimanded. ‘But your parents do.’
With one hand on the dagger slung at his waist, Nagudia pinned her with his hard stare.
Waves after shock waves reverberated across her body. His presence, the angry posture, his dismissive words and sharp stare raked her bare shoulders and hips.
The breeze from the east blew hot air through her legs, setting her body on edge. Uvbi stepped back, glared at him and warned. ‘I will hold you responsible if my father carries out his threat,’ adding, ‘throughout my life, I have never seen a man so wise in his own eyes!’
His jaw worked up and down and his palm tightened on his weapon. ‘What threat?’ Nagudia asked, alarm in his eyes, but she slipped into her father's compound without a backward stare.
Copyright Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku 2015 ©
You can read more on Nagudia and Uvbi's story (before editing) by clicking on these excerpts.
Cowries from a Prince - MWT#12
Cowries from a Prince - MWT#11
Cowries From A Prince - MWT#4
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