#FridayFinds The Final Ultimatium by Unoma Nwankwor

Friday Finds is always exciting to me, but this one is extra special. My #soulsis and award-winning author, Unoma Nwankwor is releasing her seventh book. Now, you know seven is the number of completeness and perfection in the Bible, so please help me make this release completely perfect for my sister. One-click, like, and share this Friday Find.

Please join author Unoma Nwankwor as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release The Final Ultimatum, October 21, 2016.

Book Title: The Final Ultimatum

ASIN: B01LQO2F60
Author: Unoma Nwankwor

Publication Date:  Oct 21, 2016

Genre: Christian Romance



About The Book

For the second time in Olanma Obinze-Rice’s life love hasn’t been good to her. Five years ago, a repossessed car and the looming threat of eviction, left Olanma Obinze-Rice in dire need of cash. Then out of the blue, she landed an interview of a lifetime that would solve all her problems. But she had to go through former bad boy and heir of Rice Holdings, Abayomi Rice. One ultimatum, a whirlwind romance and a life scare later, Olanma and Abayomi were married.

Now all Olanma wants is to be free. Free from her rocky marriage, manipulative husband and overbearing father. If everything goes according to plan, she’ll be divorced and free from her father’s clutches by her thirtieth birthday. All she has to do is wrap up one last business deal. Once he gets divorce papers, Abayomi Rice knows his wife has called his bluff. He didn’t mean to manipulate her but her broken promises and inability to stand up to her father tore them apart.

Despite their present state, the finality of a divorce is not an option. He wants his wife back. With his sister’s wedding coming up, he sets his plan in motion and issues one final ultimatum- pretend to be a happy couple one last time. Their farce leads to unexpected healing of their hearts, but then life throws another wrench in the plan. An ultimatum brought them together will this final one tear them apart?

About The Author
Born in Akron, Ohio to Nigerian parents, Unoma Nwankwor is a multi-published author and 2015 winner of the Nigerian Writers’ Award for Best Faith Based Fiction. Her readers are in love with her unique story telling that fuses faith, romance and African spice, capturing the essence of her present home base; Atlanta and her Nigerian culture. She is also the COO ofKevStel Group LLC and resides in Atlanta with her husband and two kids.

Excerpt

“Nma, so where’s this husband you keep saying you have?” Abayomi heard the man say as he approached.
Olanma giggled and then abruptly stopped. Abayomi knew that in that moment she sensed his presence. She turned sideways, but the man she was with was so busy checking her out that he didn’t see Abayomi walk up.

“If he’s not taking care of…”

“I hear you’re looking for me and I take care of my wife just fine.” Abayomi came to a halt between Olanma and the man.
The look of shock on both their faces was satisfying. Nma? He couldn’t believe she allowed another man to call her that. Not even her father called her “beauty.” Only two people had that privilege – he and her grandmother. Or so he thought.

Abayomi snaked his arm around his wife’s waist and kissed her hair. He then stretched out his other hand to the man. “Abayomi Rice, said husband.”
The expression on the man’s face switched from shock to embarrassment. At least he had some shame.
After a few moments, he heard his wife say, “Yomi, this is Emeka Maduka, an old friend.”
Old friend? That’s what she thought. The man wanted her. Abayomi wasn’t fooled. He wrote the book on old friends. It was time to cut this little reunion short. “It was nice meeting you. I’ll take my wife now.”

Abayomi didn’t wait for a response before he ushered Olanma out of the ballroom. He found a secluded area where they could talk. He stared at her and began to pace. He had never been good at hiding his possessive nature.
“Yomi, that was rude and what are you doing here?” Olanma asked in a hushed whisper.
“Apparently, reminding you that you’re still my wife.”
She stared at him in disbelief. “No, I’m not doing this with you.”
“Really? Nma,” Abayomi said, his tone laced with irritation and sarcasm.

“You’ve got some nerve. You pop into Lagos two days ago, and then you don’t come home…” Her voice was shaky with rage. “I’m not doing this with you. Not here.” She began to walk away.
Abayomi exhaled. He was messing this up. “Olanma, wait.”
She stopped, but didn’t turn around.
“I’m sorry. I saw him touch you and then you laughed with him. I haven’t heard that sound in ages and I saw red.”
He hadn’t meant to reveal all that, but masked feelings were what had brought them to this point. If there was going to be a chance for them, they would have to lay down the masks. And since he was the one that was served with divorce papers, he had to take the first step. His prayer was that his vulnerability would lead them back to the intimacy they once shared. Where their souls were tied as one and hopefully rebuild their trust. He hoped she would see that.

Olanma walked back to him and stared at him intently. “It’s been a year. What did you expect? That I’d curl up and die?” She turned and walked away.

Her heated eyes showed him her soul. She was hurt, but so was he. This wasn’t what he imagined for them. Past the pain and anger he saw in her eyes, he also saw longing and love. It was clearer to him that restoring his marriage would be an uphill battle. Losing, however, wasn’t an option.
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#FridayFinds: What You Won’t Do For Love

This #FridayFind comes from Keleigh Crigler Hadley. 

WYWDFL

Synopsis

Eden Price, an unlucky-in-love nurse finds herself in the midst of a heated love triangle. Globe-trotting missionary, Gabe Clark ignites her soul. Who doesn’t want a man with a connection to God? Hard-working, Nemo Gates speaks to her heart. His past has caused a rift between him and God and Eden wants to help him heal. She ultimately chooses the man that makes her passions come alive but did she make the right choice? Eden’s marriage is blissful and the newlyweds are happy, when her husband stuns her with a desperate plea; to prove her love for him in the most unthinkable way – to help him die with dignity. What would you do for the love of your life? “The freshest voice in Christian Fiction.” – Delores Garland, Ladies of Light Bookclub “Like an artist with a paintbrush, Keleigh is talented at creating stark visual images through words. Her unique wit and uses of metaphors promises to make What You Won’t Do For Love an enjoyable read.”- Michelle Lindo-Rice “A touching story with language that makes you want to savor every word. Keleigh’s work always makes you ask questions that don’t have easy answers—starting with this title alone!” – Michelle Stimpson Chapter 1 “A hard head makes a soft behind.” That was the second to the last thing, Edward Price said to his only child, Eden. “So make wise choices using your heart, soul and mind.” The last thing he said, as his lungs rattled and he struggled to breathe was, “Take care of people, especially your mother.” Back then, those were two difficult tasks to place on Eden’s fifteen year old shoulders, and eighteen years later, she was still struggling to comply. Now, Eden stood, dressed in her favorite green scrubs in front of the vending machine, next to the triage station at New Mercies Hospital and contemplated her father’s dying advice. She tapped her chipped fingernails against the glass. She had achieved part of her father’s dying wish – she had become a nurse and lived to help people. But she seemed to fail in the second part, since she was behind in her payments to the run-down convalescent home her mother was living in. As for the second to the last thing… Should she get the Kit Kat or the Mars Bar? Tough choice. They both would give her a softer, bigger, behind which she didn’t need. God had already given bountifully in that area. It’s the reason Eden wore a medium scrub top and a large scrub bottom. Her blessing and her curse. Eden sighed, blew a stray strand of curly auburn hair out of her face and slid a dollar into the machine. She keyed in E6 – the granola bar. Happy daddy? But before the proper choice could fall, the emergency room doors glided open with a hiss and a young woman stumbled in with a semi-conscious older woman. “Help me!” Before the young woman collapsed onto the yellow tile floor, she locked eyes with Eden and conveyed such a look of unknowable fear, Eden’s palms began to sweat. Eden’s body became a cauldron of tension. Her heart revved into overdrive, adrenaline flowed and her hunger forgotten as she scrambled to get a gurney. “The Pit is hopping tonight!” Another nurse exclaimed in response to the unusual number of critical cases, they had seen that night. My thanks to authors who have gone before and influenced me: Victoria Christopher Murray Reshonda Tate Billingsley Kimberla Lawson Roby Eric Jerome Dickey Terry McMillan Michelle Stimpson Rhonda McKnight Shana Johnson Burton Lacha Mitchell Cherlisa Starks Richardson Cassandra Durham Colette Harrell Leslie Sherrod Vivian Kay Pricilla C Johnson Nicole Scott-Tate Stacy Hawkins-Adams Keshia Dawn Ivy Simone Denora Boone Jenica Johnson Wanda B Campbell Jacqueline Thomas Pat Simmons Sherri Lewis Christian Fiction Interracial Romance BW/WM Mama’s Boy Stand Your Ground Ultimate Betrayal Mary Monroe Reverend Curtis Black T.D. Jakes Joel Osteen Mary B Morrison Lutisha Lovely Curtis Bunn Keysha Brown Girls Books Brown Girls Faith

Snippet

Eden’s heart felt betrayed. She had just said, “…for better or worse, in sickness or in health..” to the man lying in his hospital bed. She could not have imagined that sickness would have come so quickly into their blissful lives. How was this fair? He had worked so hard to win her heart. Now, as he writhed in pain, all she could do to repay him was stroke his hand. In a brief pain-free moment, he locked eyes with Eden, and whispered four heart-stopping words. “Eden, please kill me.”

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Why I write…Christian Fiction

Because I write from what is within me. I don’t set out to teach a message or a sermon. I set out to tell an entertaining story. Because the gospel is infused in my mind, soul, heart and spirit, it comes out in the stories I write.

Who is Keleigh Crigler Hadley?

Keleigh Crigler Hadley is an author, speaker, and teacher who is thankful God can use her messes for His glory.

She has always loved stories, and she believes the story of the Bible contains the biggest, the most redemptive dose of grace humankind has ever, and will ever, experience.

 20150705_135832-1   She is the  author of the Preacher’s Kids series, Revenge Inc., and coming Aug. 18th, What You Won’t Do for Love. She has also had the great fortune to contribute to the award-winning anthology, The Motherhood Diaries, and the best-selling Brown Girls anthology, The Dating Game.

    If she were to define herself in one sentence, she would say, “I’m a girl who loves to see God working.” Keleigh writes soul-stirring fiction, with real characters that stay with readers long after they have closed the book, (or turned the e-reader off.) The only thing she loves more than writing is reading, so contact her on social media and let her know what you’re reading!

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