Hope you enjoy the books, and where possible, leave a review on Goodreads.
Full book Cover
It’s three days to Broken Ties going Live on Amazon and it gives me great pleasure to share the paperback cover freshly designed by Unicorn cats publishing services, with some little input from myself.
You can pre-order the Broken Ties ebook now on Amazon. Both ebook and physical copies will be live on 17th May.
I’ll be getting in touch with the recipients’ blogs for an email address to which I’ll send the books.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated. Remember to buy the books and/or spread the word.
I‘m off to continue revision for my semester finals. Catch you later
I’ll be revisiting the comments sections in the blogtour stops this Saturday (14th), and will announce the three to five lucky winners of the giveaways (an epub copy of both Broken Ties and Crossroads Winds of love) on Sunday 15th May. I’ll then reach out through email and send you the copies.
I’m going a bit dark over the next two weeks. Brain and focus on defcon 2 (you don’t want to know what 1 is). I’ll pop in to reveal the full print/paperback cover (you’re going to want a copy of this). Here’s a final tour excerpt:
I’ve pre-written and scheduled some poetry and prose posts to keep my site active during the busy release time when I’ll be occupied with exams. I may not read your blogs in that time but I will fleet in to respond to any comments.
Remember, you can pre-order your Amazon copy today or wait for the full cover reveal and get one for your physical shelf, or get both, hehe.
Catch you for the winner announcements on Sunday. Thank you everybody who’s been following the tour. The support was overwhelming. Catch you on the weekend.
Hey everyone. Welcome to Day 6, the penultimate stop of the Broken Ties blog tour. I’m off to Lifesfinewhine for a Q&A with Pooja Gudka.
I answered some insightful questions about why I wrote the book and why you should get it. And for a little extra, Pooja left a short review.
Broken Ties By Jude Itakali If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you must know Jude Itakali. I’ve reviewed multiple books of his and collaborated on a number of posts with him. Through blogging, we were able to build a friendship. And I was honoured when he asked me to share my thoughts […]
Hey everyone, it’s day 5 of the blog tour and I’m off at Elizabeth Gauffreau’s with my first ever, very nerve-racking, publicized reading.
Go on over and have a read, or a chuckle. I’ll get better at reading now that I’ve broken that first-step barrier.
Global Amazon Link to Pre-order WELCOME TO THE BROKEN TIES BLOG TOUR! I’m delighted to host Jude Itakali on his blog tour for his new release Bitter Ties, the second book in the Realms of the Mist trilogy. (You can find my review of Realms of the Mist here.) My answer to Jude’s question of […]
Hey everyone, today I’m at author D.L Finn’s blog, talking magic. Watch out for some fun facts and an exclusive look into the magic system of the story. You won’t want to miss this.
Denise also wrote a review which has me grinning ear to ear. Go on over and follow the link below.
I want to welcome Jude Itakali here today to celebrate his upcoming release, “BROKEN TIES: Book 2 Realms of the Mist.” It is available for pre-order, and my review is below. BLURB Kamau, Ninuwe and Kena, are bound by the trials of their recent past, and forced onto a dark and magical quest through the […]
BlogTour schedule HERE. I’ll be sharing the links. You can expect reviews, excerpts, Q&As, exclusives and giveaways if you follow me through the comments on the seven-blog tour.
Alright, on to the Symphony.
A heartbeat in the dark Astride my own
Subconscious attuned To a lost rhythm
Nights we lay so close Sating need with dirty deeds
Yet I linger in the wreckage of our dreaming Alone No compass to point north No map through loss What will I create In the colors of night
This April, we seek some insight into apathy. Webster defines apathy as the trait of lacking enthusiasm for, or interest in things generally.
Ishaisms’ tanka poem is a brilliant insight into how we can so easily misunderstand somebody’s outer demeanor for apathy.
I also highly recommend this gorgeously written symetrelle from David.
Those words scraped in my mind What was it about 'You can't' That made me want To do! Cacoethes The thrill of risk To prove I'm not who I am Who I hate and yet should not!
So I laced my marrow in new fibre And my bones ached from the change For little I knew Of the dark side
I picked this little piece of wisdom from Sadje’s Keep it alive: “Some questions make us question our own beliefs While some questions just make us want to beat our heads on the wall Yet asking questions is necessary to gain insights Without asking questions, how will we know?“
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In case you’re looking for more mystery, thriller and fantasy reads, I recommend Tessa’s great bulletpoint reviews.
For some people, the mask of apathy is used to cage their darker proclivities. There is no rule that everyone should be open and share what’s inside. But even those who seem apathetic, have ways they express themselves. Gentler subtle ways, or perhaps sinister and dark. I wrote these gothic haiku for the #Gothiku hashtag
Joy's evanescence won't you stay but a little Yesterday haunts me
when night clouds the eye rotten things fester unseen what daylight reveals
my decaying love don't flowers bloom in the mulch seeds of a soulmate
willowed drapes lure the fragrant breeze Sad summons
Ponderous thought prompt.
For the month of May, do some research, or draw from experience, a way in which you’ve got someone who is seemingly apathetic, to open up.
You can use art, images and any form of writing. Pingback here by pasting this post’s link in your own post, and I’ll visit and feature your works in next month’s Symphony.
Again and again, the marvel of the flexibility of human nature makes me admire its tenacity more and more. The ability inherent in all human beings The capacity to adapt, to make do with What we get instead of what we desire…
These were exquisite. Thank you to all those who submitted.
Raised by virtuous innuendos He's taunted by a star's promiscuous winks and the dyslexic beam of a lustful moon The aphrodisiac of possibility stirs his unfettered spirits An awakening happens in his virgin mind Minimal Subliminal A precursor to pleasures once denied
Sadly we come to the end of the April edition. I hope you enjoyed it. I shared some of the poetry from my Twitter in the month of April. Be sure to follow the wonderful featured links.
Mystique embraces midnight's velveteen forest You trail whiffs of new desire A fresh start Your brittle roots yearn for moistened umber soils For a triple-threat love A paramour whose flames lick at your snowing heart Thaw your icy mind And ignite your dampened soul
Can you pair your favorite bath with its corresponding haiku?
Let me know in the comments, for example, Haiku 1– bath 3. There is technically no wrong answer, as haiku can convey different meanings to each of us.
sly warmless glimmer of Sunset goading dreamers herald of the frost
paint is a mirror what we see beneath what is the nature of art
a camouflaged life blend with the ordinary until you flower
echoes of lost time curved in lofty buttresses their voices whisper
All images from Pinterest
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Unlike Michelle’s previous books that talk so much about love in its glorious ways, this book is about the reality that living and loving are not at all roses. For the first time, she writes about grief and death and how we can heal from experiences that constantly weigh us down so we can move forward.
A reminder that the April edition of the Saturday symphony is this Saturday 22nd. Send in your submissions for last month’s prompt, nd get featured this April. Simply add this link in your post and I will find you.
The undying wish Beyond mind’s mortality Unscratchable itch When the inner child creates In words, code, or deed They seek companionship That, which never leaves Theirs to claim, at beck and call For though they may notknow it It is forever That they make from love
Happy birthday to Colleen. I wrote the choka syllabic poem above for her and hers. As well as tankatuesday. She is my book-cover designer but she does much more than that and I appreciate her so much.
The promo campaign kicks off today with cover and blurb. Drumrolls….
Kamau, Ninuwe and Kena, are bound by the trials of their recent past, and forced onto a dark and magical quest through the Gifted realms of Africa. They must assemble the God-killer, an ancient weapon that can destroy the Evil One. The problem is; the Evil One has irreversibly merged with Kamau’s once closest and only friend, Irina.
War is brewing. Monsters are slipping into the greater human world. Gods are toying with them. The mission demands sacrifices that seem too costly to pay, and yet they must still navigate a desperate love triangle, and allies who blur with enemies
Will Kamau and his friends find the strength to do whatever it takes?
Broken Ties is now available for pre-order on Amazon. You can take advantage of the special discount anytime before release date on 17th May.
Book 1 is now available for a limited time on Kindle Unlimited (see what I did there) at an all-time low price.
Watch out for the blog tour schedule on 17th April. (Loads of treats and exclusive content planned)
Tall Tales Corner
Zen was her secret She tucked it away in hidden pockets Out of reach of those who'd deplete it. In times of distress, she pinched a little happiness for herself But slowly, even she, would drain her own hallowed reserves For the most precious things, grow with freedom Not as secrets...
See y’all on Monday for the blogtour schedule. You won’t want to miss that.
Adventure Claims in its bosom The willful The untamed Dyslexic hearts that roam Slaves to the unknown ~ When the eyes deceive Our minds become visceral Logic fails Plots set sail We see beyond mist Hidden truths
On the eve Of past afflictions Scars sting raw Souls go numb The mirrors on our walls speak Ofbeautyunseen ~ In castles of fear We imagine dark dragons But the child with a seed Dares to discover Grapes of spring
Book Candy Corner
In this fast-paced psychological thriller, Lisa and her brother embark on a quest to solve the mystery of their father’s murder. The journey takes them into a secret world where nothing is as it seems. Once the puzzle pieces begin to coalesce, they realize that their father had multiple lives. As the facts unravel, the siblings discover the true meaning of Redemption: Redemption by Gwen M Plano.
Colleen #tankatuesday, challenged us to write a shadorma series with a twist. I wrote four shadorma and my little twist is that I joined them in inverted pairs. It is all one poem though, so I hope you enjoy.
The shadorma has a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable structure.