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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Divulging my feelings on Daughters of Nri by Reni K. Amayo

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Title – Daughters of Nri

Author – Reni K. Amayo

Publication – October 1st, 2019.

Publisher – Onwe Press

Genre – Fantasy & Young Adult Fiction

A gruesome war results in the old gods’ departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters Of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.

Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished with the lost gods.

The twin girls were separated at birth, a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze.

But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?

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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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Buried Beneath the Baobab by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, is a book everyone should read.

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Title – Buried Beneath the Baobab

Author – Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Publication – September 4th, 2018.

Publisher – Masobe Books

Genre – Faction, Young & Adult Fiction

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls. Some managed to escape. Many are still missing. A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. A girl who works hard in school and to help her family. A girl with a future as bright as live coals in the dark. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone—her mother, her five brothers, her best friend, her teachers—can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. Even if the voices on Papa’s radio tell more fearful news than tales to tell by moonlight.

But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told. Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.

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