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:

Blog: https://amakaazieauthor.com/

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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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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

First kisses— Unexpected Love

Counting down to Christmas!Yay! Can’t wait.


This week, I’ll be sharing the first kiss between Yemi Okeke and Vincent Mba from the novella, Unexpected Love, one of the love stories in the anthology, Be My Valentine, published by @LoveAfricaPress.

This scene was in the car, when Vincent dropped Yemi off at her home after an unexpected encounter with her in a restaurant.


I love car kisses. Always get me hot. 


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“Thanks, Vincent. I had a fantastic time tonight,” she said, fiddling with the zip on her hand bag.


“Me, too, Yemi. It was fun being with you … talking …” He trailed off.She sat stiffly. Silence stretched between them.


“Okay, I’ll see you later.” She turned towards the car door and reached for the handle.


A strong grip closed on her arm, stopping her. Startled, she whirled around to face him. Before she could process what was happening, Vincent’s lips had descended on hers.


Sheer unadulterated pleasure zapped through her entire body as his tongue teased her lower lip enticingly. Succumbing to the force of sensations he evoked, she parted her lips and welcomed the intrusion of his tongue.


“Ohhh,” she moaned, flinging her arms around his shoulders, vaguely aware of the sound of her bag crashing onto something in the car.


Her body came alive as Vincent’s large hands roamed over her, all the while he devoured her mouth with an intensity that excited her. 

His hands were everywhere. Her back, her ass, her neck, and then her hair. She couldn’t get enough of tasting him, touching him.


“You taste so damn good,” he muttered, angling his head for a deeper kiss, his tone guttural. “So hot and so sweet.”


Yemi could barely hear him as her entire body concentrated on the exquisite sensation of his tongue stroking the roof of her mouth.


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I hope you enjoyed this. Please leave a comment.

Be My Valentine


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First Kisses— The Governor’s wife

This week, I’ll be sharing the scene of the “first kiss” between Ogonna and Philip from The Governor’s Wife.

     Although not really their #FirstKiss, this was the first one they shared when they accidentally met again seven years after a bitter separation.

      I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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 A deep part of his subconscious rose up in protest. This was Ogonna, the woman who broke him by running off to marry someone else. 

He shouldn’t want to have anything to do with her, let alone kiss her. He needed to bring this madness to an end, turn and walk away.But Philip remained rooted to the spot, deepening the pressure of his thumb instead, and then trailing it slowly across her full lower lip. 

Her tongue darted out, flickering lightly. A bold move. Unexpected. 

His eyes swept to hers and he froze. They were wide as saucers, as if startled by her own boldness. It would have been easier for him to let her go if even an iota of repulsion or uncertainty registered in their dark depths. Instead, something primal flashed in her pupils. 

His breath trapped in his chest. Ogonna wanted him, too. The realisation sent a wave of need through him, weakening him.

Another soft moan came from her. His nostrils flared, and he let out a groan from deep within his throat. Almost roughly, he reached for her face, cradled it in both hands and brought his mouth down on hers. 

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I hope you enjoyed this.

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First Kisses— The Senator’s Daughter

It’s getting cold here on the Wirral peninsular where I live. For a little heat to cope with the daunting cold, I’ll be sharing the scene of Rita and Nosa’s first kiss from The Senator’s Daughter. 

Here, Rita had just revealed a deep fear of hers to him. She was vulnerable, yet, she felt a sensual connection with Nosa.

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She laughed, and he felt his chest expand, happy that he had thrown some humour into a horrible memory. 

They stood that way, locked in each other’s arms, drawing comfort from each other.

Slowly, Rita rose to her tiptoes and brushed a soft kiss to his lips. Nosa froze. 

His heart slammed into his chest. He could feel the sensual change in the atmosphere. His heart began to pound rapidly inside his rib-cage, but he remained still, immobilised by a mixture of need and dread—the intense desire to, and fear of getting, lost in her embrace.

“Kiss me, Nosa,” Rita spoke in a hoarse whisper.

“Rita…” he protested weakly. He didn’t want to take advantage of her grief, of her trust. He tried to pull away, but she was having none of it. She secured her arms around him and pulled him closer. 

“Kiss me, Nosa,” she whispered again.

Nosa’s gaze dropped to her full lips. They were parted slightly, welcoming, and pleading. He would oblige her, kiss her and let her go. Just one kiss and he would let her go. He couldn’t deny her this request. How could he? When he also wanted a taste of her succulent lips.

Heart hammering, he lowered his lips to hers and kissed her gently. The soft throaty sound she made scrambled his resolve. With a deep groan, he sought her mouth again. 

This time, his tongue probed her mouth, which she opened without hesitation, allowing his to tangle deliciously with hers. Her lips were soft, her mouth wet, sweet, enchanting.

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I hope this warmed you up a bit. And if you’re already warm, I hope it stoked the fiery flames within.😉

Please drop a comment 

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The Senator’s Daughter:

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