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A SUITORS & SWEETHEARTS EXCERPT: Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh #Romance #Africa

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Check out the excerpt from Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh, included in the box set.


“Hi, Lord, uh, Mr. McKenzie, my name is Chantelle Sah. I’m—”

“Hello, Chantelle. What can I do you for?”

His voice possessed a rich timbre, which coupled with his choice of words, evoked images of two bodies intertwined in passionate encounters. An unexpected thrill galloped up her spine.

Whoa, what the hell was that? Clearly, her self-imposed celibacy could use some reinforcement. She forced a smile, taking a second to compose herself.

“You could grant me an interview.” Good girl. Keep your mind on business.

“Did I win something?”

“Well, you were voted Most Eligible Bachelor by readers of Odopa magazine.”

He gave a soft melodious laugh. “I hate that.”

She frowned, taken aback. “You—pardon?”

“Do you know how much trouble you put me in by naming me Most Eligible Bachelor?”

If by ‘trouble’ he meant more girls than he could bed, then yes, she knew. Well, she could only guess.

“Maybe you can clarify things in the interview.”

Silence followed as if he were contemplating her offer. “Tell me, Chantelle Sah, are you single?”

“Yes, but I don’t—”

Why on Earth would she say yes? An embarrassing warmth crept over her cheeks. Thank goodness this conversation wasn’t face-to-face. A flustered image wouldn’t make a good first impression. She should have rehearsed this call. Now she’d given him an upper hand, no matter how remote.

“Great. Why don’t you escort me to Afrodite tonight?”

She frowned. “The nightclub?”

He chuckled. “Yes, the nightclub. I’m having a Valentine’s party there. Surely, you must have heard.”

Yes, she’d heard. For weeks now, Lord McKenzie’s VIP party had dominated both traditional and social media. While technically open to the public, the venue—one of the most exclusive nightclubs in the city—and the ticket price restricted the party to the crème de la crème.

“Well ...”

She didn’t want a date. Particularly not tonight. However, if he was willing to grant her an audience, what choice did she have? She couldn’t let the opportunity slip through her fingers.


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Publication date: February 7th, 2023

eBook ISBN: 978-1-914226-30-4

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-914226-31-1

Pages: 1050

Weight: 1.375 kg

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BOUND TO FATE by Kiru Taye

All Ike wants to do is to keep out of trouble and get through the one-year internship required for his degree program. But trouble finds him, in the form of the intelligent and brave Lara who turns his world upside down. Falling in love is forbidden. So why does it feel so right? Love like theirs cannot be denied. But catastrophe lies in wait and one-night changes their lives forever.

VEGAS NIGHTS by Unoma Nwankwor

A woman scared of being hurt again is bent on playing it safe. A man determined to stay focused and never experience poverty again. One night on the wild side that changes everything.


Blaise is on the verge of taking African Francophone countries by storm with his new style of music. Learning how to sing in French without butchering the beautiful language is harder than he thought. Multi-linguist, Lamisi is the key to his success. When his presence in her life puts her in danger, will he end the budding relationship in order to keep her safe?


When Lord—his given name, not a title—sets his sights on Chantelle, he has more than work on his mind. Yet, even the infamous playboy couldn’t have predicted the magnetic attraction from the moment they met, nor the evening ending with more than just an interview. But now he has to convince Chantelle that their one-night stand wasn’t a mistake... and that not all bachelors are heartbreakers.


Eldest sister of the Hemant sibling trio, Lara, returns to Mauritius as a divorcee and she comes across Eric, the man she loved as a teenager and gave up because their interracial relationship would not stand a chance on this island. But here comes a second chance: Eric wants her back in his life, and he will stop at nothing to win her back. Will Lara be her own worst enemy and thus end up unhappy ever after?


"Efe Sagay grew up and went to school in Nigeria. While attending school she met the love of her life, her soul mate, the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with...Kevwe Mukoro. And the feelings were duplicated by Kevwe. As soon as Efe graduated, they would be married. This was the dream and this was the plan. But real life doesn't always see things the way we do. The perfect future can always be destroyed by unforeseen circumstances." ~ Martha A. Cheves, Author.





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