Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Promo and Giveaway: "His Treasure" by Kiru Taye

 Hello readers. The good people at Romance Book Junkies have invited me over for the day as part of my book blog tour. I hope you’ll stay, read my post and share your comments at the end. I’ll be giving away one e-copy of my book to a random commenter.

About me: My name is Kiru Taye. I was born and grew up Nigeria but now live in the UK.  I’m married to my very own alpha hero. We have two your children – my daughter is 6 years old and my son is 4 years old.
I write romance stories—contemporary, historical and paranormal—set in Africa. My stories feature dark tortured heroes and strong sassy heroines.
When I’m not writing, you can find me reading – romance, thriller, fantasy fiction novels. I also love travelling and fashion. Most of all I enjoy spending my time with close family and friends.

About my book, His Treasure:
When I started writing His Treasure, a historical romance novella, I wanted to write a different story but still incorporate all the elements of romance that I love—conflict, emotional tension, rounded characters and of course the happy ever after. I also wanted to write about a culture I was familiar with that I hadn’t read about in other romance stories I’ve read.
His Treasure is not the first historical romance story I’ve written (I wrote a historical paranormal novel first), but it’s the story that brought my love of historical romance to the fore. Set in medieval West Africa, it focuses on a man’s unbending love for his wife and a woman’s need to make her own choices.

In a time when men ruled their households with firm hands, can a quiet man tame his rebellious wife with persevering love?

Angry at being forced to marry a man not of her choosing, Adaku stubbornly shuns her new husband on their wedding night. However, she soon discovers there are worse things than giving in to a man whose touch awakens her deep desires. In a land where fruitfulness is celebrated, she could soon be labeled a barren woman.

Obinna knows there are several ways to tame a rebellious woman. Patience and perseverance are two of them. Adaku is his treasure and he will never let her go. When her fears push her into his arms, will he be able to convince her to stay with him forever by unleashing the passion within her?

“My husband, you know the new yam festival fast approaches,” Adaku spoke as Obinna ate his dinner. They were in the main chamber of the house, the sleeping rooms led off directly from it. Seated opposite him at the table, she felt a little apprehensive about the topic she wanted to discuss with him and shifted nervously in her chair.
Obinna looked up at her, his eyes fringed by long dark lashes, a black expressionless pool that always unnerved her. As she couldn’t read his mood, gauging how to tell him what she wanted to say was difficult.
“Yes, say what’s on your mind Adaku,” he said in his usual deep voice as he licked his long fingers.
Something stirred low within her belly. Her eyes hungrily followed his action and she got distracted. For a brief moment she wished it was her fingers he was licking.
“That could be arranged.”
Adaku looked up sharply and Obinna’s brow was lifted with amusement. She realized she must have spoken her thought out loud. Embarrassment and heat washed over her skin as he took hold of her hand in his large one.
Somewhere within her mind something shifted. An awareness of Obinna at a primal level registered in her rapidly hazing brain.
The air suddenly felt warmer and her skin prickled. He took each finger into his warm mouth in turn, twirling his moist tongue around each. Sensation flooded her body and she forgot everything else she wanted to say. All she could feel was the stroke of his tongue on her fingers as he sucked and lapped each one.
His touch scorched her straight to her soul.
She gasped and his eyes came up, locking onto her and pinning her to the spot. His eyes were filled with a desire she couldn’t explain. His tongue moved down her skin searing a path to the spot at the center of her palm before licking it. Then he released her hand and she realized she was trembling.
It left her with a need pulsating in her core. It left her confused too. All he’d done was lick her fingers. Yet it seemed to turn her into a trembling mass, yearning for more of his touch. Prince Emeka’s touch had never elicited such a response from her and she’d thought he was her life mate.
“What was it you wanted to ask me or have I already fulfilled it?”
Obinna was still watching her intensely. His voice had a husky tinge that rumbled through her. She took a while to catch her breath before she could speak. Willing her heart rate to return to normal, she stared at her hand still tingling from his touch.

For your chance to WIN a copy of His Treasure please leave a comment telling me why you want to read this book. One lucky commenter will be randomly selected and the winner announced next week.
I’d like to say a big thank you to Romance Book Junkies for hosting me today.
His Treasure published by Breathless Press is out in eBook now.
It’s available to buy via
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Kiru Taye can be contacted via her blog:


Tore said...

I would love to read this book because it sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

- D e e p. <3 said...

I've seen this book featured in many places:
-Breathless Press website
-Goodreads RHFL Group Book Challenge
-RHFL's FB group page
Now it's in a giveaway contest.

I'm fated to read this book sooner or later It's been on my reading list for weeks and I'm absolutely hooked after reading the excerpt! It sounds delicious and I expect to read great things in this novel! Please select me as the winner!

Flame:) said...

Wow. That's amazing! The blurb is just fantastic and the excerpt? Simply hot. I think I'm already in love with the characters. Why do I want to read it? When you see a book that completely captivates you, you just have to read it right? Because that was what I felt just from the blurb. And that simple reason is why I have to read the book. I would say its no longer a want, but a need.

Thanks for the giveaway! I really hope I can win! :D But then again, good luck to all of us!

Ibifiri Kamson said...

I love this book and i have already read it. As a nigerian i was so blown away by the way she twisted tradition and romance. It was lovely. I love your blog and I am an aspiring romance writer. Would love a review on my book when it is out. thank you.

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