RNIC is delighted to spotlight author Nana Prah’s latest release, Love Undercover! Let’s all welcome her to the blog!
Who would play you in the movie about your life and why?
Queen Latifah. First of all she’s gorgeous- a definite when representing me, plusshe likes to laugh and she’s a woman who gets ‘it’ done on many different levels. She’s played a plethora of different roles which will come in handy because I’ve had a weird up and down life – you know one minute normal, and the next minute….
What are your favorite types of movies to watch?
I love a good romantic comedy, and on the flip side I’m an action fan. I prefer action films with little to no romance, and lots of fight scenes.
What is your dream car and why?
A Volvo S60. Navy blue with a dark interior and tricked out everything. I’m talking heated seats (even though it won’t help me in Ghana where it’s hot as hell). It’s sleek and pretty, but best of all its dependable, sturdy, and all about safety.
How long have you been writing?
I wrote my first romance novel about six years ago. It went nowhere. My second one, Love Through Time got published in 2013. Patience and tenacity are necessary in this business.
What is your greatest accomplishment as an author so far?
Getting published by publishers who read my work and liked it enough to put it out there for the world to read.
Why should readers consider buying your books?
My stories contain characters and situtions that readers can relate to. After reading my novel I like for a person to revel in the fact that they’ve been on some sort of journey, whether to another country, prison, back in time, or even a culture that they’ve never experienced.
What inspired you to write your latest release?
Love Undercover is a fictional story about my immigration detention experience. Instead of putting my business all out there in non-fiction form, I was encouraged by a friend to dramatize it a little. I took her advice and undercover Secret Service Agent SaritaCerez was born.
Is there a scene in the book you particularly enjoy? Tell us about it and why.
I had to get creative with the romance in Love Undercover because it’s set in a prison. I created the ‘blind spot’ where the cameras can’t see (just like when driving). There was one such spot on the staircase and when Matt escorted Sarita to see a visitor, things got hot and heavy in the spot.
On your road to mega stardom, what types of interesting or odd jobs have you held?
- In high school I worked at a library (I loved that job)
- I cleaned a church for about 12 years (for money, not volunteerism – I’m not that good of a person)
- I did temp work putting stickers on cds for a few months (yes such work existed and I was excellent at it)
- One of my favorite jobs was being a stocker at Walmart – the anal retentive in me loved seeing things put exactly where they belonged. I even enjoyed guiding people to items they were looking for. I hated greeting and being a cashier.
- I was an answering service operator. Before they got computerized we used the wired cords system. So cool.
- Before I became a nurse I worked as a health care assistant. My favorite part was engaging with the patients without being as responsible for them as the nurse was.
And those aren’t all the jobs I’ve had. You can say that I’ve got quite of bit of work experience.
What can readers expect from you next?
My second book in the Destiny Series from Decadent is due out this year. It’s my first book with sex in it (giggling). The heroine, Esi is one of my favorites because she’s everything I wish I was more of: funny, outspoken, gorgeous, intelligent, compassionate, and overall awesome.
The last thing she expects is to fall in love with a prison guard…
Hotshot Secret Service Agent, SaritaCerez is thrown into a medium security prison—for work. Her job is to protect the daughter of the president of South Korea. She never envisioned making friends with illegal immigrants or falling head over heels for one of the guards. Now the clandestine activity, which is integral to protecting her charge, may destroy her only chance at love.
He’s never fraternized with the inmates—until he met her…
Matthew Carter always plays by the rules, which includes maintaining a strictly professional relationship with the inmates in his charge. But when Sarita saunters onto the unit, all bets are off. Her status as a deportee with a permanent ticket to Columbia means they can never be together, but try as he might, this doesn’t stop him from risking his career for her.
He’s a man who values honesty above all else, and she lies for a living. Can two people from such different worlds find any common ground?
Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: $5 Amazon giftcard.
Eligibility: You must be a subscriber to the RNIC newsletter.
How to enter: The individual should answer the following question in the comment section: What is the strangest job you’ve ever read a hero or heroine holding in a novel?
Deadline: Contest ends Wednesday, 11:59 EST February 4, 2015
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s). Prize open to U.S. and international entrants.
About the author
Nana Prah is a multi-published author of contemporary, multicultural romance. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s reading, indulging in chocolate, and enjoying life with friends and family.
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Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”