Posts Tagged ‘ fiction ’

Win a signed paperback copy of Aversion on Goodreads

It is giveaway time again and this time you have a chance to win a signed paperback copy of Aversion, book one of The Mentalist Series, hosted on Goodreads (home of all things bookish). The giveaway is open to entrants worldwide – oh yeah, you read right – and runs from today until the 16th of October 2016. Feel free to spread the word as always.

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Author Interview on German Blog – Lora Liest

It feels like forever since I last participated in an author interview, so when I was asked to do so by German blogger Loralee of Lora Liest, I was pretty excited to put on my thinking-hat once again. Here are links to the post in German and also in English.

[Blick über den Terrand] mit Autorin Kenechi Udogu

[A view beyond the box] Interview with Kenechi Udogu

Aversión – Español and Broken Ties in German

Since I caught the translation bug, you all know that 2016 has been primarily filled with posts about this new venture in the Mentalist Series. Well…drum roll, again…I have two more to share. Next on the scenes is the Spanish translation of Aversion! Like all the others, it is available both digitally and in paperback across a multitude of websites. Please spread the word to any Spanish readers you might know. The translation was carried out by the brilliant team of Eva María Medina Cabanelas  and María de los Remedios Rubio Fernández. Thank you ladies for  doing such a great job.

Aversión: Libro uno de la saga La mentalista

Aversion_spanisch Kopie

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Por primera vez para Gemma Green, las cosas deberían haber sido sencillas. Encontrar a tu sujeto, sostenerle la mirada y meterle un pensamiento en la cabeza para salvarlo de un futuro desastre: aversión completa. Un proceso bastante simple, dado que el sujeto no va a tener ningún recuerdo de la experiencia. Pero Russ Tanner no parece querer olvidar. De hecho, cuanto más trata ella de evitarlo, más presiona él para llegar a conocerla. Gemma sabe que tiene un problema, pero ¿se está enfrentando a los efectos secundarios de una aversión fallida o el campeón de tenis del instituto se ha realmente enamorado de ella?

 

Also released in May (has it really been three months?) was the German translation of Broken Ties, which ties in neatly with the first book in the series, Die Gedankenwenderin. Eva Markert and Christina Löw, I can’t thank you enough for the amazing work you did on this story.

Zerrissene Bande: Die Vorgeschichte zur Mentalisten-Serie

Broken Ties  - GERMAN

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Nichts war außergewöhnlich an jener Nacht, in der alles anders wurde. Es gab keine Lichter, die am Himmel aufleuchteten, kein verzehrendes Feuer in meinem Leib, kein wie auch immer geartetes Anzeichen für die Veränderung, die bevorstand. Nora Brice stellte merkwürdige Dinge mit mir an. Merkwürdige und schreckliche Dinge …

Paul Colt hat ein Problem, und es ist keins, mit dem die meisten Jungen im Teenageralter zu kämpfen haben. Ja, es gibt ein Mädchen, für das er – sollte sich jemals die Gelegenheit ergeben – Dummheiten begehen wird, da ist er sich ziemlich sicher. Aber er darf sich nicht darum bemühen, ihr Herz zu gewinnen, und auch nicht das Herz irgendeines anderen Mädchens. Das hat er davon, dass er ein Gedankenwender ist. Er ist gezwungen, sich in die Fortpflanzungslinie der Gemeinschaft einzufügen. Er weiß, einige Regeln kann man getrost vernachlässigen, andere dürften niemals gebrochen werden. Und wie lautet die wichtigste all dieser Regeln?

Verliebe dich nicht.

Niemals.

Dies ist die Geschichte, wie Paul diese Regel bricht.

Okadabooks Author page, Amazon No 1 genre listing and other fun facts

Broken Ties  - ENGLISH NEW

Broken Ties

Last week was meant to be pretty uneventful. Write a few  thousand words of Keepers (the last book in the Mentalist series), run a promo with ManyBooks to get some exposure for the recently updated cover of Broken Ties, help a friend beta-read her novel, do some real bill paying work (ah, the joys of being an architect), and find time to warm up my vocal chords to sing with my choir at the London Marathon. All in all, a busy week but nothing too spectacular. And then this happened.

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I knew the promo ad would make a (little) difference to downloads but I was totally overwhelmed by the boost it actually gave. And it wasn’t just Amazon that yielded results – my Smashwords, iBooks and Barnes and Noble downloads had considerably  increased activity as well. I was still getting over the excitement of finally seeing Broken Ties at the top of an Amazon genre list when this happened too.

 

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Yep, I’ve been given my very own Okadabooks Author page! I was so thrilled about the news, it took me a few hours to gather my spinning thoughts before I emailed/texted my family and close friends about it.  For those of you who are thinking “what the heck is that?”, Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Request

the request[So, some of you might already know of my short story posts on Readwave. The powers that be on that site recently started a weekly writing challenge which I decided to participate in this week. This week’s challenge is for us to write a story in the form of a correspondence between two unlikely people. Hope you enjoy my attempt.]

Dear Peter

Thank you so much for your warm letter. I was both surprised and delighted to receive your supportive words last week as it is not often I hear from 35 year olds, especially now most people have lost faith in my existence. I was initially unsure if I could come through with your requests because your list is a little specific. A blonde, leggy Katy Perry look-alike wasn’t so hard to find, but I had some problems acquiring the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Class at such short notice. The six figure salary job in the city was also a bit tricky to negotiate until an old friend obliged; after I hinted that I might forget to stop over at his house this year (his three children would have been very upset with him).

Everything was ready to be dispatched in time but, regrettably, the missus found your letter and had other ideas about your position on the naughty list. Turns out you haven’t been a good boy for some time now. I was willing to overlook some of your adventurous transgressions until she pointed out the unfortunate incident of the twenty sixth of September. Peter! Some things are best left undone, even if the (much too tempting) opportunity arises. Continue reading

The Yam Po Club now on Amazon and Smashwords

The Yam Po Club cover 3After many months of posting The Yam Po Club on this blog and on Wattpad, I’ve finally taken the story down and put it up on Amazon and Smashwords for sale. It will also appear shortly on  iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Sony and Kobo. Thanks again to everyone who followed the story here and on Wattpad. Your comments were very greatly appreciated. Now, it’s time to get all those other people who missed out on the freebie version to click on the links and join in on Onyebuchi’s story. I’ve included the blurb below and links to sites where it’s available at the moment.

Enjoy!

The Yam Po Club

Boarding school – a painful rite of passage which remains forever etched in memories long after the days of confinement are over. At least that’s the impression Onyebuchi has been given by her older brother. The idea of leaving home is daunting, yet exciting, as she embarks on her first term at an all girls’ boarding secondary school in Enugu. Onyebuchi soon makes friends with two girls who have just arrived from outside the country, Funke from the UK and Nnenna from the USA. Together, the girls navigate a series of trying experiences that will test the limits of their bond.
Set in the early nineties, The Yam Po Club is a coming of age story about a group of girls who defy the odds to form a lasting friendship and survive the many trials of boarding school life.

Get it at

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One Headlight on ReadWave

Thrilled to share that my short story “One Headlight” is being featured as a Staff Pick (and will potentially be Story of The Week) on ReadWave.com. Very, very, very pleased!  Check it out at http://www.readwave.com/