Book Spotlight: BECAUSE HOME IS… by Chioma Nnani

Because Home Is… by Chioma Nnani
ISBN: 9789785492217 (ebook)
ASIN: B06XC7QY8N (Kindle edition)
Publisher: The Fearless Storyteller Emporium Ltd.
Release Date: March 13, 2017
Genre: Fiction | Short Stories

BECAUSE HOME IS - CNnami
 Some say that “Everyone is running from, or towards something.” But you run till you get ‘home.’ Everyone wants to go home.

All she’s ever wanted to hear is “Welcome home.” But between narcissistic parents and a recession, is a grafter who’s been told that she’s good for nothing, doomed to become a domestic violence statistic? Or will Cassie find her golden fleece and a home in the entertainment industry?

Felix suffers situational depression, yet has to convince the boss chick he’s been yearning for, that he is full five yards of husband material. But with his secrets hidden in plain sight, her health problems, and all the rumours of blood money, can they find their happily ever after? Or will searching for the truth destroy them both?

When a man from a dysfunctional family doesn’t see eye to eye with anyone who wants to keep him in harm’s way, he’ll stop at nothing to get rid of a gold-digger. When emotional blackmail fails, will Chuks’ broken dreams of meeting ‘the one’ stop him from finding home?

After backlash and notoriety follow a columnist’s latest offering, her radio show unexpectedly becomes a hit. But does Jade have the gumption to transition from radio personality to TV presenter and build a brand in Abuja? Or will the immigrant experience prove too much for her?

Find out today in this collection of short stories about finding home, going home, and being home. 

Meet The Author

Chioma Nnani writes multicultural fiction for women aged 18+ who aspire to be strong, independent and fulfilled.

An LLB graduate of the University of Kent in Canterbury, Ms Nnani also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Food Law from the De Montfort University in Leicester.

She is a UK BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award winner for “Blog of the Year,” and lives in Abuja with her husband.

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Book Spotlight & Giveaway: FADING FAME by Pam Munter

Book Cover featuring a movie theater-like marquee with the words FADING FAME, subtitle Women of A Certain Age in Hollywood; short stories and plays by Pam Munter

Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age in Hollywood by Pam Munter
ISBN: 9781954351769 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781954351912 (ebook)
ASIN: B08XZLK54C (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Adelaide Books
Release Date: February 19, 2021
Genre: Fiction | Short Stories | Drama

Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age in Hollywood is a collection of ten short stories and two short plays about the troubled lives and subsequent choices made by strong and talented women who survived #MeToo, but have aged out of the profession they love. Each copes in a different way, some better than others, some not at all.

Meet The Author

Author - Pam Munter

Pam Munter has authored several books including When Teens Were Keen: Freddie Stewart and The Teen Agers of Monogram (Nicholas Lawrence Press, 2005) and Almost Famous: In and Out of Show Biz (Westgate Press, 1986) and is a contributor to many others. She’s a retired clinical psychologist, former performer and film historian. Her many lengthy retrospectives on the lives of often-forgotten Hollywood performers and others have appeared in Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age. More recently, her essays and short stories have more than 150 publications. She is the nonfiction book reviewer for Fourth and Sycamore. Her play Life Without was a semi-finalist in the Ebell of Los Angeles Playwriting Competition and was nominated for the Bill Groves Award for Outstanding Original Writing, along with a nomination for Outstanding Play in the Staged Reading category. Her second play, That Screwy, Ballyhooey Hollywood, will open the new season for Script2Stage2Screen in Rancho Mirage, CA. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. Her memoir, As Alone As I Want To Be, was published by Adelaide Books in October 2018. You can find much of her writing at www.pammunter.com.

Connect with the Author:  Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter | Website

Giveaway

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Book 218: JANE AUSTEN MADE ME DO IT Review

Jane Austen and her books have been the inspiration for a wide variety of books over the years as sequels, adaptations or inspired stories. All have kept Miss Austen and her characters alive in a myriad of forms. Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature’s Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart edited by Laurel Nattress is new to the Austen inspired works and is an anthology of twenty short stories.

It is rather difficult choosing favorites from these original stories, but some did stand out more than others.  “Jane Austen’s Nightmare” by Syrie James features Jane Austen being confronted by her characters during a walk around Bath. Some characters are pleased with their attributes and others find fault with Miss Austen’s characterization. “A Night at Northanger” by Lauren Willig is a modern day ghost hunter tale set at Northanger Abbey. “The Ghostwriter” by Elizabeth Aston features a frustrated writer who encounters the ghost of Jane Austen.”What Would Austen Do?” by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway is a tale about a modern teenage boy. He is forced to participate in summer activities at the local library/community center, takes a dance class, and winds up reading Jane Austen which changes his dress, manners and life.

Ms. Nattress has provided an Austen-inspired fiesta with Jane Austen Made Me Do It. As with most of the Austen inspired works, there are some that use Austen characters and others that prominently feature Miss Austen as the focal point. Rather than read one story after another, I read one story at a time with breaks spanning a few hours. I found that this allowed me time to enjoy each story before reading the next. If you love Jane Austen then it will not matter if you read this in one setting or take a few days, you will find enjoyment. Some of these stories may be more pleasing than others but I find this to be true about Miss Austen’s original works as well. 



Disclaimer: I received this book free for review purposes from NetGalley. I was not paid, required or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”