Blog Tour: What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin | Review!

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Title – What Unbreakable Looks Like

Author – Kate McLaughlin

Publication – June 23rd2020

Publisher – Wednesday Books

Genres – Contemporary, Sociology, Dark & Young Adult Fiction

Lex was taken–trafficked–and now she’s Poppy. Kept in a hotel with other girls, her old life is a distant memory. But when the girls are rescued, she doesn’t quite know how to be Lex again.

After she moves in with her aunt and uncle, for the first time in a long time, she knows what it is to feel truly safe. Except, she doesn’t trust it. Doesn’t trust her new home. Doesn’t trust her new friend. Doesn’t trust her new life. Instead she trusts what she shouldn’t because that’s what feels right. She doesn’t deserve good things.

But when she is sexually assaulted by her so-called boyfriend and his friends, Lex is forced to reckon with what happened to her and that just because she is used to it, doesn’t mean it is okay. She’s thrust into the limelight and realizes she has the power to help others. But first she’ll have to confront the monsters of her past with the help of her family, friends, and a new love.

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Q&A with Erhu Kome Yellow, On Being a Writer of Romance.

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Title – Dawsk

Author – Erhu Kome Yellow

Publication – June 28th, 2019.

Publisher – Love Africa Press

Genre – Urban Fantasy Romance

Hardworking nurse Simisola Oladeji is unlucky in love.
When reclusive billionaire Aiden Essien walks into her life, she knows there will be no future with him and even more so when she stumbles upon his bloodthirsty secret.

She is safer reuniting with her long-lost boyfriend Femi, surely?

Caught between the two, trouble is never far away as she discovers some disturbing truths about her past life. A dark force is rising, and the messy trio is going to have to fight, together, to save lives.

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I was completely captivated by She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore.

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Title – She Would Be King

Author – Wayétu Moore

Publication – July 1st, 2019.

Publisher – ONE

Genre – Historical Fiction

In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Monrovia.

Then Gbessa meets two extraordinary others; June Dey – a man of unusual strength, born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia – and Norman Aragon, the child of a white British coloniser and a Maroon slave from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, who can fade from sight at will.

Soon all three realise that they are cursed – or perhaps, uniquely gifted. Together they protect the weak and vulnerable, but only Gbessa can salvage the tense relationship between the settlers and the indigenous tribes.

In her transcendent debut, Wayétu Moore illuminates the tumultuous roots of Liberia, blending history and magical realism in a profound tale of resistance and humanity.

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The One Where my Debut Novel Instantly Lands at #1!

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Not Just Another Interlude

Title – Not Just Another Interlude

Author – Lara T. Kareem

Publication – May 22nd, 2020.

Publisher – Love Africa Press

Genre – Contemporary Romance & New Adult Fiction

Sewa’s decision to steer her love life in the direction she wants instantly backfires, prompting her to halt her quest for love and focus on other more important things like getting a job. Fate has its own plan and puts her in the path of the man of her dreams, Jide.

Jide isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. Crossing Sewa’s path more than once, he doesn’t leave it up to chance because there is something special about her.

When their budding relationship suffers a huge blow, Jide will have to prove to Sewa that love is worth fighting for.

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Blogger Spotlight: The Artist Called Lia.

Once upon a time, there was a book blog called Lost in a Story that belonged to a wonderful woman called Lia. Lia had a welcoming personality and it was always wonderful interacting with her on the interweb, and even more so when she started sharing her graphic illustrations on the internet with us.

Over the years I have watched her art evolve from being simply marvellous to astounding, along the way Lost in a Story became a thing of the past and merged into what is now Sunflowers and Wonders which is a blog that encompasses the interests and personality of Lia.

Laura Harrier drawn by Lia

Aside from being an artist, Lia loves being crafty and more times than not is always turning clothes into designs of her choosing.

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Like many of us readers, Lia is also a writer and created this wonderful cover for her story To Mica from the Stars, which has been in the making since 2018, it’s about a girl who wrote letters to an astronaut missing in space, and one day gets a letter back. Which she categorises has a mystery/coming of age/contemporary new adult story filled all things nerdy, conspiracies, family and growing up.

As of when this post was shared, Lia’s currently open to commissions, click here to checkout her art and rates. You can find also view more of her art by clicking on the buttons below.

Lia drew the art for this blog, when she just got started with illustrating and it’s a favour I appreciate, my next art is going to be from her, cause her glow up game is 100%

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All illustrations in the posts except from the flowers are drawn by Lia