Hey Brittle Paper readers! We’re continuing with our 10-year anniversary celebration giveaways. Up for grabs this weekend is a bundle of e-books comprising all the titles published by Ankara Press, the romance imprint of Cassava Republic Press. If you’re a fan of fast-paced romance novels featuring sassy, career-women heroines, this giveaway’s for you!

The titles, along with their descriptions, are as follows:

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1. Finding Love Again, by Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

For performance poet, radio broadcaster and recently jilted bride Kambi, the serene Obudu Mountain Resort is the perfect place to finish her poetry collection and heal her broken heart. But along comes Beba, the gorgeous, olive-skinned man from her past, who had rescued her from an attack several years ago. Back then, they came close to having a relationship but Kambi had pushed him away. In the lush mountain setting, can Kambi resist Beba’s charms and keep up the pretence of being his fake fiancé in order to help him in his quest to find his mother? Or will a phony engagement be the key for Kambi to begin Finding Love Again?

2. A Tailor Made Romance, by Oyindamola Affinnih

Phoenix Advertising Agency rising star Tishe is looking forward to her first date with the sharply-dressed Adnan. But she is horrified when she finds out that he is a tailor from Mushin. She vows that there will be no second date…ever. But then, they share a goodnight kiss, igniting more desire in Tishe than she cares to admit. They embark on a whirlwind romance as she struggles to reconcile her disapproval for Adnan’s profession with her burning desire for him. Adnan is unwavering in his commitment to Tishe, planning romantic getaways and introducing her to his family. But can love cut across social class? Will Tishe give Adnan a second chance? Find out in this racy romance.

3. Black Sparkle Romance, by Amara Okolo

Meet Mira Adure: an ambitious, creative twenty-something stuck working as PA to the ruthless editor of high fashion magazine Black Sparkle. Her work is tedious, but her love life is even worse – a string of disastrous dates is threatening to put Mira off men forever. And then she crashes her car into the flashy Mercedes of the gorgeous, tiger-eyed Dominic and the encounter leaves her fuming. Mira’s luck begins to change when she is promoted to her dream job of assistant editor. But when Dominic turns up at Mira’s office a few days later, she is infuriated to discover he’s been hired as the photographer for her first edition in charge of Black Sparkle. As they embark on a photo shoot by the swaying palms of Coconut Beach in Badagry, Mira and Dominic can’t stop arguing. Will it be too late before Mira realises that beneath the tension is smouldering desire? Sparks fly as the creative energy of two talented individuals fuels a heady mix of fear, passion and desire.

4. The Elevator Kiss, by Amina Thula

It’s Christmas Day and Sindi has been invited to her friend’s stunning new apartment for dinner. She finds herself in the elevator with a handsome man in a blue cotton suit. Their impromptu kiss under the mistletoe ignites unanticipated desire. Edward – successful, urbane and effortlessly charming – is determined to win Sindi over. But Sindi, a spirited, independent woman is focused on rebuilding a life for herself in Cape Town after a disastrous break-up. Edward is the last thing she needs. Or so she thinks. When Edward turns up at her office, Sindi has no choice but to work for him on a big and important project. And it’s not long before they are sharing much more than a kiss beneath the mistletoe…. A steamy romance set in the beautiful city of Cape Town, The Elevator Kiss follows the journey of love between an ambitious young woman and her irresistible man.

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5. A Taste of Love, by Sifa Asani Gowon

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Yet in this delectable romance it is Toby, manager of cool Jos hangout lounge, the Bar-Rage, who wins over feisty single mum and successful cake-maker Adoo Ibi with his tasty pizza. Not to mention his suave good looks and calm, confident demeanour. Soon, Adoo and Toby are enjoying spontaneous dates and passionate encounters. Adoo is thrilled to find a man who accepts both her and her son, and Toby is drawn to Adoo’s down-to-earth manner and feisty independence. It’s as if they’ve known each other forever. But both have been hurt before and are hesitant to commit to something more. Will Toby and Adoo overcome their pasts and embrace the present, or will they only have A Taste of Love?

6. Love’s Persuasion, by Ola Awonubi
Things are changing for the staff of Lagos firm City Finance, and not necessarily for the best. But for Ada Okafor, a bright, dedicated and beautiful trainee accountant, the only change worth noticing is the dashing, British-trained new assistant managing director Tony Okoli. Ambitious and determined, Ada ignores her feelings for Tony and focuses on juggling her work in accounts with completing her degree in business and finance. But their love of books draws them closer together and they embark on a secret but passionate affair. They soon discover that the course of love does not run smooth and a host of obstacles – from Tony’s disapproving family to jealous colleagues – litter their path. Their passion for each other is truly tested as they fight to persuade themselves and the world that love, in the end, trumps social status.
7. The Seeing Place, by Aziza Eden Walker
Hot-shot producer Thuli Poni is holding auditions for her latest play in Cape Town. Andile Sebe is an up-and-coming star, just waiting for his big break. Thuli casts Andile and challenges him to link his painful past with the role he is portraying, leading him to open up to her. The two fall for each other and a passionate romance ensues. But when auditions open for Sins of the Fathers, the most-watched TV show in South Africa, Thuli turns cold. Will she play a part in Andile’s rise to fame, or will she hinder it? This is a story about how love can triumph against the odds if we stay humble, take risks and are willing to learn. The Seeing Place offers a very different kind of romance – between a powerful woman and a man who wants something only she can offer.
8. Love Next Door, by Amina Thala
When business analyst Abby finally moves into a place of her own, she is delighted to discover that her new apartment block is also home to a hunk-next-door. Kopano – teacher, swim coach, artist and all-round nice guy – seems too good to be true. Until Abby discovers evidence of a mystery girlfriend. As neighbours Abby and Kopano spend more and more time together as ‘just good friends’, the attraction deepens and their close connection develops into something more intense. But just as her love life finally seems on track, a fabulous career opportunity opens up for Abby in New York – and she is torn between making her career aspirations come true and leaving behind the man of her dreams…
9. This Crazy Paradise, by Aziza Eden Walker
It takes a divorce for psychologist Dr. Onele Dlamini to realise she wants to write steamy love stories. She’s given herself one month on a Greek-style resort on the West Coast of South Africa in which to prove she can do it. Daniel Lindo is the red-hot workman who arrives to fix her roof and ask for her help with his insomnia – over another woman. Noel really, really shouldn’t play therapist here, but she’s curious… there is more to this man’s past than meets the eye. Is Daniel is the cure for Onele’s writer’s block? Or will she find the truth is not quite as it seems in this crazy paradise?
10. Love Me Unconditionally, by Ola Awonubi
Deola Banjoko has it all. A wonderful career, an accomplished fiancée and great plans for the future. But as the years pass and Deola fails to become pregnant, the foundations of the wonderful life they have built together begin to crumble, unable to withstand the pressures of life, family and cultural expectations. Recovering from a broken heart, Deola takes up a chance to work in Nigeria. She crosses paths with businessman Femi Da Silva and ends up working as a consultant for his PR company. She soon learns that Femi has issues of his own, having been widowed ten years before, and tries to fight her attraction to him. Can Deola move beyond the pain of the past and the constrictions of societal pressures and find the unconditional love she is seeking?

 

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @brittlepaper (if you’re already following us on that platform, good for you!)
  2. Follow Ankara Press on Instagram @ankarapress
  3. Like the Ankara Press giveaway post on Instagram.
  4. Tag two friends in the comments section of the Ankara Press giveaway post.

This giveaway is open to book lovers worldwide. The giveaway closes 5pm CST Sunday, September 27.

The winner will meet all the above criteria and will be chosen randomly. He/she/they will be notified via DM on Instagram and will receive e-copies of the abovementioned books via OkadaBooks.

Spread the word, tag your friends, and keep your fingers crossed!

Many thanks to Ankara Press for their support.