Teaser Thursday- Melodies of Love

Hi guys.

I’m still in my self-isolation cave and maintaining the social distance advised by healthcare professionals.

It’s been hard not to leave the house anytime I want and go to play dates with my baby. Or simply go window shopping with her in the stroller. 

It’s one of the things I’ve been looking forward to as the weather improves. The sun’s been out for the past few days, but I’ve been stuck at home most days.

I’ll continue trying to keep my head up. Fingers crossed the pandemic would soon be over and people recover, too.

Virtual hugs to anyone affected in one way or the other by the Covid 19 virus. Keeping you in my prayers.

Okay, back to books. One sure way to improve my mood. Here’s a teaser from Melodies of love. This is the first date after Adaora and Ikenna reunite.

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A part of her was pleased that he had sought her out; another part was annoyed that after twelve years of total silence, he felt he had the right to manipulate events to see her again. 

What if she did not want to see him? Why did he assume that she would want to? 

Does he think I have been pining for him? Waiting for him all these years?

“Don’t get me wrong Ada, I know you are good at what you do, and I know that you will handle my account excellently,” Ikenna’s tone was a serious one, “I just wanted to see you again. Call it curiosity … I don’t know, but I’m glad to finally be here with you.” 

His voice was so low that Adaora barely heard him. Her heart softened at that response. She was also glad to see him again, to be here with him.

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Hope you enjoyed reading.

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Teaser Thursday— The Judge’s Secret

Hello . 

How is everyone coping with the uncertainty of the Corona virus Pandemic?

I’m self isolating for now, and rarely go out. If you have to be out and about, please stay safe. 

I wish you all the very best.

What keeps you entertained when indoors or in isolation? Books? Music? Television?

For me, it depends on my mood. But I think reading helps me escape the turmoil.

Here’s a teaser from The Judges Secret. Have you read this book yet?

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If Femi Williams realised where they’d met, would he take her to the cleaners? Or worse, go to the press? 

She had no clue what or whom she was dealing with … what kind of man he was.

Iyoma dragged her palm over her face in frustration. Hopefully, she’d never come across him again. She blew out a harsh puff of air. Really, the chances of that were slim to none.

As a new judge in this district, she’d be assigned to most of the family court cases. And since Femi Williams handled human rights cases, he was bound to turn up in her courtroom at some point.

What would she do if he confronted her again? What story could she concoct to explain a possible previous encounter with him? Could she continue to deny it, or would that raise more questions?

Iyoma dragged in a heavy breath, trailing a shaky finger over her temple. Maybe she should just admit the truth, beg him to keep the secret. 

He seemed like a decent fellow who wouldn’t kiss and tell, expose her most vulnerable moment—the night she’d morphed into someone else entirely.

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Hope you enjoyed reading. Please leave a comment below.

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Amaka’s Golden Books- Bound to Liberty

Hello guys, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I missed you all. Did you miss me? … Nope, don’t answer that. hehehe.

This year, I’m on maternity leave (Yes, I just had a baby 2 months ago), so I’ll be reading a lot.

In a new segment called Amaka’s Golden Books, I’ve decided to share any book I’ve enjoyed reading on this blog.


What better book to begin with than my first man and man (M/M) romance, right? 
Okay, so I’ll start by saying that I’m not an expert on book reviews. This will be a fun and relaxed segment of my blog showcasing my own opinions, and should not be taken too seriously 😁

Let’s go then.

Title: Bound To Liberty 
Author: Kai Tyler/ Kiru Taye
Genre: Romance
Heat Level: Sweet to sensual 


Blurb: 

As if life isn’t tough enough for James Coker, rejected and nearly killed by family, he is also a closeted gay man in a country where being gay is outlawed. So when the first man he’s ever loved gets engaged to a woman, James’s solution to heartbreak is to indulge in a holiday fling.

In contrast, Ethan Eze has had life relatively easy. Born in the ‘Land of the Free’ and nurtured within a family where he can be whoever he wants to be, he’s a military veteran who is not afraid of going for what he wants. When he meets James, Ethan wants him.

Desire burns between them and soon blurs into devotion. But James is not ready to lose his heart again, certainly not to another man who can eat his cake and have it. Ethan has fought for his country. Now will he fight for love?

Bound to Liberty is a story about breaking free from mental chains and living a life of boundless love.

My review: 

I enjoyed this book. Kiru has done it again. She’s broken boundaries which many have not dared to.

First of all, I want to commend this author for her boldness.
She’s one of the pioneers of Nigerian contemporary erotic romance fiction. 
And now, she’s even gone a step further and written a wonderful same sex love story.


This is my first M/M romance novel and I must confess, I wasnt sure what to expect. I’ve never known anyone in a gay relationship in real life, so I was looking forward to reading about one, especially with Nigerian main characters in a country where there’s a lot of homophobia and laws against same sex relationships.


Kiru did a good job of making the story sweet and sensual at the same time. I felt myself blush sometimes, reading about the romantic way Ethan took care of James emotional needs and insecurities. Although Ethan was confident in his sexuality, James was still very closeted.
He needed Ethan’s strong guiding hand to gradually loosen him up and accept himself as gay publicly.
The secondary characters, Gloria, Kezie and Ify were all interesting.


I would have really liked to see Ethan and James navigate their relationship more in Nigeria. That would have given this story much more substance in my opinion because they would have had to hide their love due to the criminality of same sex relationships in Nigeria. It would have been nice to see how the author tackled this issue. 

Verdict: 4/5 stars.

Have you read Bound to Liberty?

Please share your thoughts below.

Available in ebook and paperback format.

Amazing book.

Out Now! The Judge’s Secret

Book title: The Judge’s secret

Author: Amaka Azie

Genre: Contemporary romance 

Heat level: Sweet to sensual

Blurb:

A Dutiful Daughter

Justice Iyoma Haruna has always done her father’s bidding, an arranged marriage included. Though cries of nepotism now surround her judgeship, she’s vowed to prove herself worthy. Then, the one man who made her forget duty walks into her courtroom. The only man who knows her secret. Will one night of forbidden passion blow her life to bits? 

A Dragon-slaying Barrister

Bespectacled Femi Williams appears mild-mannered, but he takes on the rich and powerful in defence of the weak. And he wins. Not in his personal life, though, so Femi’s sworn off romance. Appearing before Justice Iyoma Haruna, he knows they’ve met. But where and when eludes him. When he realises just who she is and what she did, will he expose her as a liar and fraud? 

Or will he make her his?

Excerpt:  

Eager to get back to the office, Femi swept his eyes around the car park looking for Felicity. His gaze halted when he spotted Justice Haruna leaving the courthouse. Dressed in a white-and-black striped dress, the garment’s lines draped enticingly over her slender frame.

A vision of his hands mimicking the dress and caressing those gentle curves assailed him. Femi’s heart lurched in his chest at the strangely familiar image, farfetched as it was. 

Standing stock still, his eyes trailed her as she confidently strutted towards what must be her official vehicle, a dilapidated Peugeot 308—typical of government cars to be so poorly maintained, especially autos for lesser-ranking officials.

She was beautiful. Tall and slim with just enough curves to make his mouth water. Her smooth, brown skin gleamed in the sunlight’s reflection, reminding him of a tempting mug of hot chocolate. On the cold and rainy nights that Abuja was known for, Femi often indulged in the drink, savouring its frothy decadence. He’d gladly trade his usual for a sip or two of her though. 

He watched as she halted mid-stride, swung her bag forward, reached in, and rummaged around until she plucked out a mobile phone. She anchored it against her eat, a bright smile splitting her face.

His throat suddenly went dry at the sight. What a gorgeous mouth, full and pouty with a captivating set of white teeth.  Something about that smile called out to him, and he felt his own lips part into an unexpected smile. Justice Haruna was nothing short of enchanting. Distracting. 

And again … familiar. 

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About the Author: 

Amaka Azie is an award-winning writer of romance fiction set in tropical West Africa. She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories.

Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, she developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club. Her active imagination has captured the interests of many.

Her books showcase bold and exciting female and male main characters with compelling storylines.

She was named one of the most influential authors under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the years 2017 and 2018. 

Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and travelling with her family.

She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters where she also practices as a part-time family doctor.

You can interact with Amaka Azie on the following platforms:

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Teaser Thursday — The Judges’s Secret

As promised, here’s another glimpse at a segment of Chapter One.

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Femi fell silent. Somehow, he knew deep down that whatever his encounter with the judge, it hadn’t merely been in passing. But he just couldn’t place it, and regardless, he had other things to think about, like the case. 

He would have to let it go for now. Besides, he could just ask her when the court proceedings ended today. Maybe she’d remember.

Femi shook off the bizarre feeling that seeing Justice Haruna had aroused. Determined to get his mind back on the case, he turned to Felicity again.

“Are all the documents ready for today? We need to win this one for Jacinta’s sake.”

“Yes, sir, everything is set. She can’t go back to her mother.” Felicity patted the stacks of files in her lap, shaking her head in disgust. “What an evil woman. Aware of her daughter’s abuse and allowing it to happen. She doesn’t deserve custody, and we’ll make sure she doesn’t get it. We’re prepared, sir.”

 “Good, Felicity, good.” Femi ground his jaw as he flicked his gaze out of the car window. “And you’re right. Enslaving young children under the guise of a legal guardianship agreement is evil. It’s a recipe for abuse, and the practice has to be stamped out.”

Felicity blew out a sorrowful sigh. “Hopefully, after today, Jacinta will never have to go through that again.”

Femi nodded. “Whoever this new judge is, we have to convince her of that.”
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Coming Soon — The Judge’s Secret.

💕Coming Soon 💕

The Judge’s Secret

I’ll be sharing bits of chapter one and two of The Judge’s Secret until it’s released. *hint* In a few days 😊🤦🏾‍♀️

I’m so excited! Can’t wait to share this story with you all.

Here’s the blurb.

 A Dutiful Daughter 

Justice Iyoma Haruna has always done her father’s bidding, an arranged marriage included. Though cries of nepotism now surround her judgeship, she’s vowed to prove herself worthy. Then, the one man who made her forget duty walks into her courtroom. The only man who knows her secret. Will one night of forbidden passion blow her life to bits? 

A Dragon-slaying Barrister

Bespectacled Femi Williams appears mild-mannered, but he takes on the rich and powerful in defense of the weak. And he wins. Not in his personal life, though, so Femi’s sworn off romance. Appearing before Justice Iyoma Haruna, he knows they’ve met. But where and when eludes him. When he realizes just who she is and what she did, will he expose her as a liar and fraud?

Or will he make her his?

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Teaser from Chapter One

“The new judge is a woman,” Felicity added. “Justice Haruna.”

Femi quirked his head and widened his eyes. 

“A woman, are you sure? There’s only one on the High Court, and it’s not Justice Haruna.” Femi reached for his black suit jacket slung over the front seat and fished his phone out of the inside pocket. “Do you know anything about her?”

“Yes, I googled her immediately.” Felicity pulled her mobile phone from her purse. With a tap of the screen, she placed the small device between them. “She’s recently appointed, a transfer from Lagos.”

Femi peered at the grainy photograph of Justice Haruna, dressed in complete legal regalia. The large black gown with a white collarette hugging her neck almost swallowed her slender frame. The traditional judicial white wig framed both sides of her oval face. A face with a deep scowl and devoid of makeup that looked none too happy.  

“She’s very young. Looks like she’s barely out of her twenties,” remarked Femi. He plucked the phone from his assistant’s hand and stared at the screen.

“She’s thirty-six, according to the online rumours,” Felicity said. She placed a finger over her jaw with a thoughtful look in her eyes. “I also found out from the Internet that her father is a Senior Advocate, a Mr Oseni. He’s a close friend to the governor.”

“Must be one of those over-privileged judges pushed to the top by strong connections and very little experience,” Femi huffed.

Curious, he stretched his thumb and forefinger over the small screen to enlarge the image. An uneasy rumbling stirred at the base of his stomach as he focused on Justice Haruna. Something about the woman was very familiar, especially the eyes. He’d seen her before. Felt like he’d met her. Why did he feel like he knew her intimately—a complete stranger? 

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Thanks for reading. Look out for a part of chapter one tomorrow 😊

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Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eighth-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. 
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Happy New year 🥳

Hey guys. I want to wish you a wonderful 2020.

Thanks for all your support last year.  I’m grateful to everyone who bought, read and reviewed my books, blog articles and supported my social media pages. You all rock.

This year, I have burning writing plans. I’m so motivated that I decided to make the tentative book covers so that I don’t lose track.

First, I’d be releasing the last of the trilogy involving the three friends, Nosa, Philip and Femi. If you’ve read The Senators Daughter and The Governors Wife, be prepared for Femi’s love story with Justice Iyoma Haruna in The Judge’s Secret.

It’s about lies, betrayal and redemption. Can’t wait to share it with you.

I also have two other stories I’ve been plotting. Both are still in the development stage. I’ve already finished outlining Today And Forever, and completed the first chapter.

For those who enjoyed Love At First Sound, I’m considering a trilogy involving Kunle and Segun, Yomi’s brothers. So, stay tuned. 

Hopefully, I’ll keep my focus and continue to deliver exciting love stories from the heart of West Africa to you.

Feel free to bother me and call me out if you find me slacking. Let’s do this together!

I’ll share the tentative covers for now.

Writing plan 2020

Let me know what you think.

Merry Christmas

Hello guys! The holiday season is upon us again.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Finally done with all the Christmas shopping and can’t wait for present opening time. Love seeing the pleased expressions on the faces of my family members as they unveil their gifts.

I’ve got good news to share. 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

The Governor’s Wife has been nominated as a finalist in the 2019 Ufere Awards Book Of The Year category. Thanks to all my readers for your constant support 💋


I’m working hard on the third book of the series involving the three friends, Nosa, Philip and Femi.

Hopefully, Femi’s story will be released early next year.

In the meantime, here’s the book cover designed by LoveBites And Silk.

What do you think?

I’ll share the blurb soon.

Best Wishes

Amaka Azie