creativity

Book Game: Get the Name of Your Book

A_Lit_Babe created this Book Game. I shared it with my followers (Twitter and WhatsApp) then I provided a book description of each title gotten. It was so much fun I have to share with you!

Mine; The Nude Harmattan of Chocolate Ice-cream 😏

What’s Yours?


ArtRahh: The red rain of catfish peppersoup

My Synopsis: I want to read this! It could be a short story collection of how the earth suffered when Oshun abandoned the other male deities.

Amaka: The nude sun of noodles

Me: I can picture myself stretching up to the sun, picking a string of noodles and unraveling this scorching heat.

Yeesuf Glory: The Green Rain of Semo.

Me: I won’t touch my white lingerie while reading this book.

TheLifeofAmaka: The Black Rain of Avocado 😂

My Synopsis: That sounds like death underneath a tree. Murder by nature. An interesting detective novel don’t you think?

The_Korede: The Nude Harmattan of Cubana Meat Charmy.

My synopsis: Ha! This is a hot night club memoir..How a desperate bottle girl became the successful owner of the biggest strip club franchise in Lagos.

TomTommieTommy: The Nude Fall of Olive Or Black Winter Meat 🌚

Me: A cookbook. That’s all

A_Lit_Babe: The Black Winter of Tofu!

Me: Sounds like Game of Thrones fanfic I’ll read.

Kessington: The Nude Rains of Mimi

Me: Definitely a coming of age novel.

Aisha: The lilac Harmattan of cookies

Me: A children’s pastry recipe book.

Dami Peter: The black rain of coffee? 🤔 Or The Black rain of Jasmine 😩

Me: A tea manual! I lovveeee


Don’t forget to play with other book lovers!

Bookish Wallpaper: Christmas Edition 📚🎁☃️

‘All I want for Christmas is colorful love and to be alive’.Want For Christmas © Amethyst Saw

Click to download these Christmas Bookish Wallpaper photographed, edited and curated by me.


Happy holidays Gem.

Spotlight Read: A Guide to Self Publishing by Lara Tommy Kareem

Ebook and Paperback Available

About Book

For months you’ve worked diligently, dedicated time, stayed up late, overcame writer’s block and finally, you typed the last word and finished writing your book.

Now that you’ve finished writing your book, you’re anxious to know what comes next? You look up publishing firms accepting the genre of your manuscript and query them, hoping they’ll publish your book and you’re on your merry way to the life of authordom.

But, there’s no response from these publishing firms or many apologise but aren’t sure you’re the right fit for the firm and now you’re stumped. Don’t fret too much because there is another way, which is where this book comes in.

Do you really want to publish your book? Self-Publishing is the path to take and this book is filled with all the necessary information needed to get your book ready before hitting the publish button.

My Review

A Guide to Self Publishing is informative, helpful and encompassing. Its divided into 5 parts;

  • The Ways of Publishing
  • Methods of Self Publishing
  • The Publishing Process
  • Before You Self Publish
  • Worksheet

It introduces the reader to basics about publishing. Going further it details everything you need to know about self publishing. Learn how to use beta readers, edit, create author profiles, book marketing, write your manuscript, distribution, find retailers, everything and more!

This book helped me write my Synopsis and Create my Author Bio for Stab Love with Flower Stalks. I was privileged to have Lara host my Stab Love with Flower Stalks book tour. She taught me a lot about marketing self published books. And Gem, did I learn a lot!

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I’ll recommend you buy this book with 4 stars. Or gift your writer friend a copy.

Meet the Author

Lara Tommy Kareem is a huge literary enthusiast, editor, book blogger at naijabookbae.com. She is the founder of Bookish Species, a useful society for readers. Lara is a notable presence in the Nigerian book blogging & publishing industry.

Purchase!

It’s available on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Okadabooks, in Paperback within Nigeria. Visit the website for more info Gem.

Thanks for reading.

Book Cover Reveal of TJ Benson’s ‘The Madhouse’ from Masobe Books

TJ Benson has a novel, The Madhouse, being published in 2020 by Masobe Books. Huge congratulations to TJ🎉

The Madhouse vibrant, mysterious book cover was revealed on Twitter earlier this week. Its stunning art. I can’t wait to read, photograph and review it!

Book Cover Designer: Anderson Oriahi (Brand Consultant, ZBM.

Fun Fact: The Madhouse is (geographical) set in Kaduna state, Nigeria. A calm place I’ve visited a couple of times. I worked with KabaFest (Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019) in September. Grateful I met my Queen there. I have family and friends there and absolutely love Kaduna. The book cover reminds me of how the Kaduna weather can switch from bright and sunny to cold and rainy. Books set in none mainstream Nigerian cities, towns or states always excite me.

Book Blurb
The Madhouse chronicles the lives of an unorthodox couple; a young woman, her husband and two children, and an abandoned house which becomes both a place of refuge and a place of torment for them. This richly-written and dreamscape-y novel spans the military regimes of Nigeria in the eighties to the present.

(Culled from their Twitter account)

Visit Masobe Books for more information of book launch dates, book reading events, and more