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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 2:48pm On Apr 19|
Yet to read it, I've been busy. I'd make time to read it over the weekend and give my honest review.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Debbietiyan(f): 5:31pm On Apr 19|
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 10:50am On Apr 20|
I've read I now. Started last night, finished in tje early hours of this morning. That's how "unputdownable" the story is. See, a lot of our people have this bandwagon mentality. Once the first commenter gives a comment, the rest will blindly follow. It's advisable not to take their harsh criticism to heart even though it sometimes helps in improving your abilities.
Back to the story, there's nothing boring about it. I enjoyed every bit of it (apart from the scene in Emeka's place for obvious reasons). The storyline is very relatable too. Doris' is a typical antisocial undergraduate- a sort of nerd albeit a pretty one. There's nothing unrealistic about her character, we see people like that in school all the time. Jide hating her because she didn't pronounce his name properly seems a bit farfetched. However, his backstory about growing up dirt poor and being badly treated by upper class people triggered his disdain for privileged people like Doris and a flimsy incidence like mispronouncing his name is enough to trigger the hate.
I'll compete the review when I'm chanced, I have some stuff to tidy up here
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 10:25pm On Apr 20|
The club is now half price on Okadabooks.
Find out what happened to Remi, Sam and Mercy
Happy Easter everyone.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lordbrave(m): 9:51pm On Apr 21|
I'M NOT MUTE, BUT I'M UNABLE TO SPEAK:
The truth is, there is a few number of mute people around the world, but a large number of people who cannot speak.
The world today is filled with people, here and there. People doing all sorts of things just to survive and etcetera. There's something many people do not know or have decided to ignore, but which is very important as far as humans are concerned.
This book "I'm not mute, but I'm unable to Speak", was written in order to point out those things and the way to correct them. It's mainly for the few who are willing to adhere to the principles laid therein.
Here's the link: https://okadabooks.com/book/about/i_m_not_mute_but_i_m_unable_to_speak/26806
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 1:29pm On Apr 22|
The Club is now on Okada is is free today.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TamiOkoroDedeh: 6:52am On Apr 23|
Thanks a million again. I attended boarding school in Aba, but my family lived in Uyo. Girls were extremely jealous because I was born in the UK, spoke better English than they did, and had a father who held a top post with NEPA. They thought I came from wealthy stock, but in reality my folks always taught us humility. These experiences loosely inspired Doris' row with Jide. And I knew people like Mex Orlando - fake people who bring you down, but subsequent parts would have revealed an even bigger secret he was hiding. I'm sorry you found the scene at Mex Orlando's uncomfortable, but that was the whole point. Coronation Street once did a male rape storyline without showing exactly what happened, but the viewer still felt the victim's anguish, exactly what I was going for when I wrote that chapter. The blogger who reviewed my work criticised me for making it sound like a conquest...are you kidding me? That chapter was told from Jide's prespective, and rapists always feel like they've conquered whenever they pounce on a helpless victim. And Jide didn't just hate Doris because she couldn't say his name properly, he just hated her.
Thanks for the review, really appreciate it.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 9:08am On Apr 23|
Title: The Lekki Club (previously called The Club on nairaland)
Genre: Erotica and BDSM.
A closet male sexual submissive. An unexpected encounter. Can he embrace what he truly is in Nigeria?
Remi Olapade is single and enjoying his time mingling with his multiple casual hookups, after the breakdown of his engagement to society girl Janet.
An unexpected invitation to the ultra-secretive ‘Lekki Club’ leads to a summons to Room 3, where he meets the mysterious Eve.
Eve strips and chips away at the walls he has put up to fool others. Slowly she gets him to admit who he really is and embrace what he truly wants.
Can Remi be brave enough in Nigeria to accept what he has been hiding all along from his previous conquests and hookups?
Can Remi convince the mysterious Eve to leave Room 3 and take their relationship into the real world?
Is Remi ready to stop pretending and give up his other women for Eve?
If you like sizzling sex scenes, raw emotions and bondage, then The Lekki Club is for you.
The Lekki Club is an erotic story of love, loss, the supernatural, life changing mistakes and redemption.
Download the full version of The Lekki Club to find out if Remi is brave enough to come out of the closet.
Click on the link below for the first four chapters for free.
The full book is 1000 naira.
Please help me and leave a review.
Thank you L Leigh
Read The Lekki Club today as you enjoy your day off
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TamiOkoroDedeh: 9:13am On Apr 23|
Nigerian 50 Shades...
I wonder how his friend manages to be a gay guy in a homophobic country like Nigeria?
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 9:20am On Apr 23|
I asked the question too, quite a few of my beta readers want me to expand on the gay guy's story.
I don't know if I am brave enough to do it
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 3:56pm On Apr 23|
Anybody that attended attended a public higher will come accross different students from different backgrounds and wouldn't find the Doris character out of sorts. I had a former roommate back in uni who was born and raised in Warri but can't speak pidgin English. From her carriage and demeanour, one can tell she wasn't raised in an average Nigerian home yet some people disliked her. I see a lot of Doris in her, probably why found the character totally believable.
I don't see myself a critic, just a lover of well written fiction. What I look for is an enjoyable and relatable story which I got from your story. I've read a lot of bad fiction both on here and okadabooks and yours doesn't even come close. I suggest you post the story here on the thread you created for it and see how it will be received. You can also send the story to the ladies at literaryeverything.com for a more balanced review.
I'm very much interested in how the story ends. How do I get the continuation without going to Amazon?
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 4:07pm On Apr 23|
That would be cool
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 4:29pm On Apr 23|
Don't know how it would be received or if Okadabooks will carry it. I think they find The Lekki Club a bit explicit lol.
I am trying to tidy up The Auction and put that there. But i don't know if they will say over 25 not 18.
The ending for The Auction is done�.
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TamiOkoroDedeh: 4:35pm On Apr 23|
I'm thinking of posting the full story on a blog as soon as I acquire the domain name.
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TamiOkoroDedeh: 4:38pm On Apr 23|
I probably shouldn't be saying this, but Literary Everything is the same blog that gave me the review.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 4:42pm On Apr 23|
I read a book on okadabooks by Unen Ameji a while back and part of the plot was a gay man who proposed to a woman to pose as his wife as a form of cover up. I read a similar plot by TM David West, both were well received and are on okadabooks.
The Auction will come with a disclaimer o. Some people may find some of the scenes extremely disturbing. I don't think there is anything like R25 though, a disclaimer should do. Can't wait to see what becomes of Linda.
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 4:42pm On Apr 23|
I would say put it on your blog
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 4:50pm On Apr 23|
I have started on an outline for the next book in The Lekki Club series, one of the characters in the book.
@dominique will keep you updated.
Yes the Auction, I was discussing that with a beta reader last week. i.e. tone it down or publish the reality. (As the contents are all things currently happening in Africa)
I have started creating the marketing content for it to post on Instagram, I pray for the courage
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 5:19pm On Apr 23|
Nice but don't tone it down too much. Even with the graphic description in some scenes, the story was still voted No.1 story for about 3 consecutive weeks here.
Yikes! I read a few reviews on the blog a while back and I thought the reviews were unbiased. I'll visit there to see how they reviewed your story.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TamiOkoroDedeh: 9:16am On Apr 24|
No, you won't find the review there, I asked them not to make it public, but here's what they said.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 12:55pm On Apr 24|
Their opinion, the book was far from boring to me. I also wonder how you intend to turn Jide's character around in the sequel, absolutely nothing endearing about him that you would want an happy ending for. I maintain there's nothing wrong with Doris' character, neither is the plot flawed. Though, I must say there was a part of the story that threw me off balance. The part where Doris had a flashback about her Grandma. I got a bit confused as I did not realize that present melded into the past and I had to scroll back several pages to read again before I could understand that particular scene. Other than that, I had issue with the story.
The review may be discourag but that doesn't mean you should pull the curtain on the story entirely. Post it here or on your blog to get diverse opinions.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 12:58pm On Apr 24|
Please tell her, i told her the same thing. You wrote a coherent piece of work. So please continue...
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 1:57pm On Apr 24|
Glad to see someone else has read it and disagrees with the reviews
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TamiOkoroDedeh: 2:12pm On Apr 24|
A flashback with Doris' grandma? I don't remember that! She does mention her grandfather several times though; he was inspired by the Mama Joe character in Soul Food.
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by dominique(f): 7:03pm On Apr 24|
Pardon me, it was her grandpa; roasting chicken and taking them on walks or something like that. It was towards the end of the book and way past midnight and my brain was almost shutting down lol. Also, I wasn't clear on the kind of STD Jide caught, it wasn't discussed till the end of the story
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by JamesKudooski(m): 11:36am On Apr 25|
There is no madness like obsession and no hate like vengeance!
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After Yemi and Simisola weathered the storm and successfully surmounted every obstacle thrown at them in the first instalment, they settled for a ‘happily-ever-after’ life. Or so they thought. Because what happened next showed that such a life only existed in fairy tales!
Shakirah returned from prison solely driven by hate and vengeance. Mrs Abimbola threatened fire and brimstone. Only one thing drove her—Revenge! An obsessed woman suddenly showed up from nowhere and hell was let loose!
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Now that their life and happiness were under threat again, would Yemi and Simisola find the strength to overcome the onslaught?
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Giddy11513: 12:36pm On Apr 25|
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Lleigh(f): 10:03am On May 01|
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by Haykaymos(m): 10:26pm On May 01|
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|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TheWrita(m): 1:17pm On May 06|
|Re: Authors On Okadabooks Drop Your Book Info Here by TheWrita(m): 1:36pm On May 06|
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In The lift, Crystal enters a car ride that rapidly becomes a life and death struggle with a lunatic.
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