Please welcome Nana Prah to the blog again. We’re a stop on her virtual tour to promote Destiny Mine. Let’s get to know her!
What type of music do you listen to? I like all kinds of music.
Since being in Ghana I’ve gotten into a popular music here called hip life, but I still like listening to the top 100 songs, too.
Finish this sentence: You gotta love a man who…
Treats me with respect even when I’m being irrational.
What would be the title of the movie about your life?
Don’t worry about the weird girl, she’s cool
What is your greatest accomplishment as an author so far?
Writing and publishing four books. I never thought I’d be a writer. It wasn’t on my list of things to do in life, but now that I am I can’t imagine not being one. I still get a little stunned that I have books floating out in the world for people to read.
What inspired you to write your latest release?
When I was first introduced to Zee Monodee, the editor of Midwife to Destiny, the first book in the Destiny Series, she asked me if I had a second book in mind. At first I didn’t, but when I thought about it I realized I wanted the hero’s best friend, Adam, and the heroine’s matchmaking cousin, Esi to get together. Their story basically wrote itself and I was ecstatic when Decadent decided to publish it.
Is there such a thing as too much sex in a romance novel? Explain.
For me there is. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good sex scene or two, but when I read a romance the emphasis is on the relationship and how it develops. Sex should emphasize the relationship, not dominate it.
Who are your favorite authors?
This being a MC/IR promotional blog I’ll keep my favorites to that subgenre. My absolute favorite is Dorothy Koomson. Nana Malone has me addicted to her stilettoe series. I’ll gobble up anything by Kiru Taye. Empi Baryeh is a fabulous romance writer whose characters are based in Ghana. I believe I have an author crush on Delaney Diamond, her novels are amazing. Zee Monodee writes for the Ubuntu line, and I adore her both as an editor and an author.
Is there a scene in the book you particularly enjoy? Tell us about it and why.
Esi and Adam go on a little field trip to Wli waterfalls at a place in Ghana called the Volta Region. It’s during this scene that we learn the cause of Adam’s womanizing ways and they engage in… Nope I’m not going to spoil it for you.
If you could trade places with a character in one of your books (male or female), who would it be and why?
I’d be Esi. Of all the heroines I’ve written she’s the least like me. She’s one of those fun and spunky people that everyone loves and wants to hang out with. She’s gorgeous and confident. Plus she gets to be around Adam. Enough said.
What can readers expect from you next?
I’ve just submitted book three in the Destiny Series to Decadent publishing. Esi gets her matchmaking nose into her younger cousin’s love life this time.
Extraordinary midwife, Esi Darfour, is looking to get married. She’s a master matchmaker but has no luck when it comes to her love life and has yet to find a man worthy of her. Until she has to deal with gorgeous Dr. Adam Quarshie outside of work.
Adam is a player who refuses to get married—ever. His interest lies more in getting her into bed than in having any kind of committed relationship. Esi’s matchmaker instincts warn her to run in the other direction as quickly as possible, but her heart insists she stay…get closer…and see if what they feel for each other can change his mind.
Her gaze travelled down his muscular body. Unlike many of the other doctors who tended to gain a belly as they grew older and settled into the comforts of married life, Adam Quarshie could overshadow any man in his late twenties. His stomach had remained flat and his muscles strained against his yellow button-down shirt when he moved.
She took her time raking her gaze up his body and to his face. Her gasp of embarrassment stuck in her throat as her eyes met his.
Why did he have to have such an adorable grin? God could’ve at least rotted his teeth to save the hearts of women all over Ghana.
“See something you like, Esi?”
She cleared her throat. “Yes, I do. Your shoes are nice. Where can I get a pair for my brother?”
He chuckled. “My shoes. Hmm. I got them on Oxford Street in Osu.”
He moved towards her, and she refused to step back as he crowded her. He smelled amazing, like he was fresh from a shower. She struggled not to move closer or inhale deeper.
“Or I could take you.” His voice came out soft yet had a distinct rumble.
Did the man not know how to be anything but seductive?
If she checked her pulse, she knew it would be way above the normal range. She snorted as she stepped around him and went to the patient’s bedside. “I’m going home. You did a great job.” She tilted her head to view the child’s face cradled in the new mother’s arms then smiled at the newborn’s mother. “You were able to gather the strength to push the baby out. You are a strong woman, Ama.”
The woman ducked her head. “Thank you.”
Esi turned to Adam, not bothering to hide her annoyance. “Are there any other patients you want to see?”
“I’ll come back to do ward rounds later. How about going to Osu?”
“I’d rather…rather….” Fatigue had blocked her brain. Later on in the day, long after it was too late, she’d think of any number of things she could have said to put him in his place.
He raised an eyebrow. Their perfect arch sat over slanted dark brown eyes.
“You’d rather what?”
“Eat a live snail.”
He scrunched his face. “Disgusting. No Osu for you, then. Next time, I’ll ask to take you somewhere that won’t make you prefer eating something raw and slimy over hanging out with me.”
“No such place exists, Quarshie.” They walked, rather, she stalked while he strutted, down the hallway towards the nurse’s station.
“I’m sure there is somewhere, and one day I’m going to take you there.”
She didn’t bother to look at him. “In your dreams.”
He winked. “Always in my dreams.”
Her heart skipped a beat as Sade’s classic song “Smooth Operator” came to mind. She regarded him through narrowed eyes as he headed towards the door. His heartbreaking ways didn’t appeal to her at all. Everyone knew relationships weren’t his thing. She’d never even consider going out on a date with him. She knew too many casualties of his charm. The type of guy who would go to all sorts of lengths to get a woman on his radar. Once he caught and used her, he moved to the next one…or two. After having once dated a womanizer, she wouldn’t subject herself to that kind of man again.
No way. Not her. Never.
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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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