Cover Unveiling! Not Seeing is a Flower by Erhu Kome | A Bizarro Novella!

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Title: Not Seeing is a Flower

Author: Erhu Kome

Publisher: Eraserhead Press (US)

Publication Date: 1st August, 2021.

Genre: Bizzaro Fiction

Blurb

Love literally makes the world go round, so things are bound to get messy.

Ziora’s job, as a Dharma from the Odinani pantheon, is creating chaos in the lives of people made to fall in love by Cupids. But everything starts to go wrong when the couples she is assigned start to die and a werewolf tries to kill her in her bedroom.

Fierce and decadent, Not Seeing Is A Flower is a stylish, supernatural adventure from the premier female Nigerian author of bizarro fiction, Erhu Kome. 

The book cover was designed by Matthew Revert

Excerpt

Nagasaki and I share only silence for most of the meal before I ask. 

“Why now?”

He raises a brow.

“Why now did you choose to interact with me?”

“I have always wanted to ever since the bar was set up, but you give off this energy that screams ‘don’t come close unless I want you to.’”

“Good observation.”

He goes on. “I was content just looking at you from afar but that day, I saw my shot and took it. And you danced with me, however briefly.”

“Do you have a crush on me, Nagasaki?” I ask with a smile.

“A little,” he replies, leaning forward.

I chuckle at his answer. 

“You don’t know me,” I say.

He clears his throat. 

“You possess a beauty that nearly left destruction in its wake,” he says, and while maintaining eye contact, he adds in Japanese, “I cannot help myself. Every time I see you, I have this longing to have you under me, calling out my name.”

He leans back and drinks more sake.

Then he lets out a small laugh and says, “I think the sake is getting to me.”

He drops his o-choko and drinks water instead.

Something familiar stirs within me. 

I picture him on that floor without any clothing. I think about riding him so hard he cums before he wants to. I think about his face between my thighs. I stop thinking about my wants and instead, watch him drink more water. 

“I have to warn you,” I tell him.”If you go on down this path, your every waking thought will be of me.”

“And why would that scare me?” he asks.

I think about the last person who had said almost those exact words and the events that followed. But at least Nagasaki is a Cupid. Little chance of a repeat cluster fuck.

“Why do you think a werewolf tried to kill me?” I ask to switch the mood.

“I have no idea.”

About the Author

Erhu Kome comes from the Urhobo tribe and grew up in Benin city, so you could say she has eaten the most delicious foods in the world. She is the author of two books and several well-received short stories. She writes speculative fiction, weird fiction, and sometimes normal stories. She loves anime, Bob’s Burgers, and shows that have Eric Kripke involved in the making.

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Hell Road (The Courier #1) by Tom Lash Kilo | A New Nigerian Thriller Novel!

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Title: Hell Road (The Courier #1)

Author: Tom Lash Kilo

Publisher: Harmony Publishing

Publication Year: 2021

Genre: Thriller & Upmarket Fiction

Blurb

A courier’s commission goes south when he is marked for termination by diabolical forces in this arresting, fast-paced thriller.

Caught between the throes of ghastly machinations, the butchery of betrayal and the blasphemy of love, Seba, the courier, must defy all odds to fulfil his obligation while negotiating survival on a perilous path.

The Glove wants him.
The Agent wants him alive.
The Senator wants him dead.

A sitting duck in a sea of woes, the courier is at the unfailing mercy of fate. Luck, love and life are at stake.
Seba has it all to lose…unless he finds his way out of Hell Road.

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About the Author

Tom Lash Kilo, born Nigerian, expends the bulk of his time promenading along the shores of uncommon predilections. The entirety of his essence demands a trinity of expressions; hence an author, musician and creative mastermind. He is a dauntless contrarian to defy the norm, a timeless thinker to flirt with intellect, and a beau idéal to the gloriole of creativity. To this end, or beginning, Tom Lash Kilo makes his long-awaited literary debut with the avant-garde novel, Hell Road—first at birth of a compelling courier trilogy.

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Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, A book that feels like a warm hug.

A book that feels like a warm hug.

A world that just accepts things as is, is the kind of world I wish I lived in. Pet brought this to life. I loved how Pet is a book about monsters because the thing about monsters is they look like me or you. Jam and Redemptions families are so precious, the story within the pages of Pet is a marvellous one, one that covers so many important themes, handled with the right kind of care, one that makes you want to be good and be your neighbour’s keeper.

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In ‘The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna’ girls rise as demons and destroy patriarchy!

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Title – The Gilded Ones

Author – Namina Forna

Publisher – Usborne Publishing

Published – February 9th, 2021.

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.

But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself.

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Book Review: Brimstones & Rainbow by Ololade Akintoye

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Title – Brimstones & Rainbows: Memoirs of a Child Bride

Author – Ololade Akintoye

Publication – 2020

Publisher – Narrative Landscape Press

Genres – Adult Fiction

In this intriguing realistic fiction, Ruby, an orphaned child bride who suffered from Obstetric Fistula, a debilitating childbirth complication, became stigmatised and ostracised from her community. Having lost everything in the village of Ojiji, Ruby set out to the city of Eko on a path to healing and recovery and a chance to find what lies on the other side of the rainbow

Trigger Warning – Rape, Child Abuse, Child Molestation, Child Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation

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