Unen Ameji: Courting Baida & Memoirs of a Justified Gold Digger

I have an eye for budding writers and this “gift” led me to Unen Ameji. Here are two great books from her. Feel free to download them, consume them, visit the writer’s blog, and show your appreciation by commenting, reviewing the book and sharing same with friends and enemies. BOOM! (as Piers Morgan would say).

courting baida book cover

memoirs of a justified gold digger

******************************************************************Uneñ Ameji, a writer and serial entrepreneur is the Author of Memoirs of a Justified Gold Digger published on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTV57RI and Okadabooks http://bit.ly/okadabook. She writes short African Love Stories, share thoughts and state opinions on www.africanlovestories.wordpress.com. A Nigerian, Uneñ divides her time between her passions-writing, real estate and developing ideas for Non-Profit Organizations and Businesses. The PDF Business Bank on www.mpconsults.wordpress.com is her latest business solution. For more information about upcoming books and to communicate, email directly amejicynthia@gmail.com or follow @unenameji on twitter.

FREE BOOK GIVE AWAY! For Days And A Night By Seun Odukoya

A friend in the writing cult is having a blog tour and giveaway of his “revolutionary” book. So I decided to feature a review of his book today. Read. Comment. And of course, download the book!

For days and a night book coverFor Days And A Night is a collection of short stories by Award winning author Seun Odukoya. Short, punchy and entertaining, the stories comment on issues that we deal with each day-Romance,
relationships, career , family-while employing a generous amount of humour and wit; one that will leave you in a roller coaster of emotions.

Its alternates between happy, sad and melancholy narratives that seductively capture snippets of contemporary life in the metropolitan city of Lagos. There are trips to the cinemas, shopping in the mall, drama in the elevator and so on. The occasional use of pidgin will make it easily appealing to a young audience.

The book starts off in a manner that one recognizes as peculiar to Seun, after reading a few of the stories. The “I” in the prologue IDLE CHATTER is a nameless character who has a story to complete. This Character who narrates in the first person could easily be the author, albeit, this is only an assumption.
It’s 2 am in the morning and the narrator is at his desk in his study. He is in the company of two men who are identified as “Short and daft” and “Tall and dark”.  “Short and daft” is annoying and chatty in contrast to “Tall and dark” who comes across as the broody reserved type. The trio chat about the “hood”- this being the narrators residential area – there are not enough girls in the hood. They argue over the narrators love for coffee and his claim that sipping coffee while at his desk by 2 am in the morning makes him feel like a writer. At some point, “Short and daft” gets noisy and “Tall and dark” plays the good chap by asking the narrator to ignore him and focus on completing the story on the laptop in front of him. At this point the narrator’s wife comes down to the study, clad in a “Dark sheer mid-thigh length black nightie” to inquire who her husband is talking to at that time of the day. Here we discover that Seun has played a trick on us. There are no people in the room. “Tall and dark” and “Short and daft” are hallucinatory creations of the narrators troubled mind. It is apparent that this is an ongoing condition; that writing is a therapeutic gate-way through which the narrator seeks to escape. As his wife puts it, the voices in his head are getting louder Continue reading

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY REVIEW

I marked my birthday and my blog first anniversary yesterday with a Birthday Giveaway. The gifts I proposed were these:

cover letter magic pixcontactsjob seekers HOW I MET YOUR MURDER COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have since been given out. But I noticed some people who took part in the giveaway did not fulfill the complete requirements. For instance while some “liked” my Facebook page and followed me on Twitter , they forgot to drop their email addresses either as comment or forward same to my email as required, thence, there was no way I could send them the above gifts.

If you are one of those, you can still drop your email address in the comment box below or forward same to my email address.

Like I promised, one winner will be featured on my blog while two others will be given movie tickets. These winners have been contacted and by next week, I shall blog about it.

Thank you to everyone who sent me goodwill messages on my personal Facebook profile, twitter, email, BBM and those who called. You really made me feel special. Let’s do this again next year!

Win an iPad + Other Freebies (LOOK!!)

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On May 9, my blog turned a year old. And I will be celebrating my own birthday on Thursday May 23, 2013. In the spirit of love, I will be giving away some freebies.

Studies show that MOST owners of iPad are of the working class. So in my wisdom, I thought of empowering the youths instead, particularly job-hunters. So from Thursday May 23 – Friday May 24, I will be giving away the following:

1. The Jobseeker’s Guide to Cover Letters, Resume Writing and Interviews (Ebook)

2. Cover Letter Magic (Ebook on how to write Cover Letters with sample templates           that actually land you jobs.)

3.  10,000 Corporate Contacts in Nigeria (Ebook containing addresses and contacts of companies and corporate bodies of various fields in Nigeria)

 

My dream is to see every employable youth actually employed before the end of the year.  The above books should definitely help in achieving the objective of getting a good job. With a very lucrative job, getting an iPad would be a bonus. If you already have a job, you can win this for a friend or sibling!

 

WHAT YOU MUST DO TO GET MY BIRTHDAY GIFTS TO YOU

If you are interested in the above books, please partake in the following games:

  1. Follow me on Twitter @haroldwrites (www.twitter.com/haroldwrites)
  2. Like me on facebook at www.facebook.com/haroldwrites
  3. Add me on BBM 2331A0F2 (Optional. Not a must)
  4. And drop your email in the comment box below (or alternatively, send me a blank mail with the subject “FREEBIE” to haroldbensonthefirst@gmail.com

 You see. Simple! It’s not rocket science. The books will be sent to your email as soon as I confirm you have fulfilled the above!

 

BONUS

I am so happy and grateful to God to see yet another year. So, I will be giving some more bonuses to two special, lucky winners who shall be picked randomly:

  1. A movie ticket to see any movie of their choice
  2. A feature/interview of the readers on my blog
  3. My Ebook of Short stories (How I Met Your Murder and Other Stories)

 

So people, what are you waiting for?!!! Join the fun!!! God bless you!