Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Guest Author Nana Prah
Thanks for stopping to chat! Please tell us a bit about your latest release, or what's coming up.
Thank you for having me. Midwife to Destiny is a medical romance set in Africa. Ora is a nurse who falls in love with Jason, a doctor on vacation to South Africa. Instead of attempting to make the relationship work, she returns to Ghana to marry a man she respects, but doesn’t love. Jason moves to Ghana when he learns she never married, but things don’t go as well as anticipated because she’s got major issues to work out.
Do you consider yourself a plotter or a pantser? Or maybe both?
I’m a pantser. Even when I attempt to make a semblance of an outline, I end up throwing it away because my characters have taken me in a different direction.
Do you prefer to write one specific genre, or are you a bit all over the map? What is your favorite genre to write and why?
Right now I’m centered on writing romance. It’s the happily ever after aspect that I enjoy most. Perhaps one day I’ll branch out, urban fantasy seems to be calling to me.
Do you own an e-reader, or maybe two? How do you like it?
I own a Kindle and love it. I live in Ghana, so it’s difficult to get the latest books as paperbacks, but with my Kindle, a touch of my computer and a substantial donation from my credit card, I have brand spanking new books to read. Thinking about it makes me giddy.
Do you have a blog/Yahoo group for readers to stay updated on your works?
A couple of years ago a friend of mine encouraged me to start a blog. At first I wondered what the heck I would talk about, but after a few months, I found my niche, romance and writing. Not only do I post about my work, but I enjoy displaying other authors. My favorite part about having a blog is that I can share my thoughts on books with the whole world instead of just a couple of friends.
Do you have a favorite charity? How does it appeal to you?
A priest came to visit my church once to tell us about how he lost his leg and his journey to getting a prosthesis. He wrote a book and gives the proceeds to help others become mobile by helping them buy prosthesis. This is a very noble cause he has attached himself to. A prosthesis is not covered by health insurance here in Ghana and many people can’t afford them.
What is the farthest you've traveled for a concert and who did you see?
I’m not much of a concert goer, but back in high school, I went to a New Kids on the Block concert in Saratoga which is about 30-45 minutes away from Albany, NY and became an instant groupie. NKOTB *scream*
Most f***able movie star of the 1930s-50s? Why?
Cary Grant for sure. He was so suave and gorgeous with his tanned skin and slick hair. But wait, Sydney Portier would also make my list, too. Do I have to choose?
Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.
Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.
They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages?
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About the Author:
Nana Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides in Ghana where she loves her job as a writer and nurse educator. She has been writing since she can remember (in her journal) and has been an avid reader of romance novels since the eighth grade. She has finally been able to utilize the years and years of inadvertent research into writing her own romance novels where love always conquers all.
Blog : www.nanaprah.blogspot.com
Facebook: Nana Prah, Author
Enjoy the following excerpt for Midwife to Destiny:
Ora focused on putting one foot in front of the other as if she were a one-year-old learning how to walk. After turning the corner and seeing the back of his head, she froze. She would know that head anywhere. He’d grown his hair out a little, but his adorable, Will Smith ears gave him away. Initiating the process of pivoting and sprinting out of the ED unnoticed sprang to mind when he turned around and his gaze caught hers.
The air became charged with tension and neither of them moved. Her heart threatened to pop out of her chest with the force of each beat. The nurses stood between them, looking back and forth as if they watched a tennis match. They didn’t bother to hide their expressions of curiosity.
They’d never seen Ora behave in such a manner. Not cool as a cucumber super nurse. Like herself, they kept looking at the new doctor just because of his tall, broad-shouldered, gorgeous stature. The past three years had matured him, adding a few lines around his eyes and the new feature of a goatee with a moustache changed his countenance a little. But otherwise, the same man she’d met three years ago, at least in the physical sense, stood before her.
After an eternity, Ora snapped back to attention. “Akwaaba, Dr. Lartey. Welcome to the ward.” Madam Professional stuck out her hand for a handshake.
Her words seemed to drag him out of his own stupor. “Uh….”
She had rendered the man speechless. Ora’s gracious nature—that’s what she blamed it on, anyway—took pity on him and she touched his shoulder. The contact sent sensual awareness through her and she recoiled her hand.
“Hello, Aurora. Please forgive me. It’s just that I’m a little surprised to see you.”
“Not as much as I am,” she muttered, attempting to squash both the joy bubbling up inside of her at seeing him again and the overwhelming sadness of what she’d been missing for so long.
“Pardon me?” he asked.
“I didn’t expect to see you here. It’s a surprise to me, too.” She tried to smile, but it came out contorted, as if she’d been able to have a painful, rocky bowel movement after being constipated for seven days.
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