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What a way to wake up #SampleSunday from Against the Run of Play

Happy Sunday, lovelies and Happy Mother's Day to those in the States!

Against the Run of Play is out in 2 weeks and you can preorder it now.

In the meantime, here is a teaser to keep you going.


It takes a few seconds to get my bearing when I open my eyes the next morning. The sky has a tinge of grey, but it’s not quite daylight yet. The sound of the sea waves gently rolling onto the beach reaches me from only metres away.

A cool breeze makes me snuggle deep into the warmth surrounding me. I’m cradled by solid muscles—Asher—his right arm around me, a soft grey blanket over us. We’re lying on a hammock bed outside the holiday villa he’s sharing with his footballing friends.

Well, I say a hammock and you probably imagine a net bed tied to two trees. However, this is a raised wooden frame lined with a soft mattress and cushions. Four ropes tie it to the canopy held up by four posts carved from thick tree trunks in each corner. The ceiling has a woven gauze-like appearance, which allows us to view the sky while providing shelter. The surrounding trees and shrubs provide shade and seclusion.

We slept out here last night and watched the blanket of silver twinkling stars in the cobalt sky. It was beautiful, magical, romantic.

I’ve never done anything like it before.


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Season One books (paperback and eBook):

Game of Two Halves by Unoma Nwankwor, releases May 24, 2024

Against the Run of Play by Kiru Taye, releases May 28, 2024

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Chai!!! I'm reliving my honeymoon in the Seychelles

Kiru Taye
Kiru Taye
May 12
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I know the feeling. Now I want to sleep under the stars and listen to the waves on the beach. 😄

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