Haiku My Heart: All Blue


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(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

All Blue

inhaling all that blue

washing over me

mountain hike

© Celestine Nudanu


Exquisite haiku and senryu from Ghana

Meet Me at the Ghana International Book Fair!


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Hello, lovely people lovers of African stories.

If you’re in Accra, Ghana this week, have I got a treat for you! I and a group of Ghanaian authors (we’re calling ourselves 11 Authors (from) Ghana) have a stand at the Ghana International Book Fair, taking place from 30 August – 2 September, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). Time is 9am to 7pm daily. This event will bring together, publishers, authors, book marketers, editors; you name it, from all over the globe. There will be seminars, master classes, book readings etc. Exciting, isn’t it? 🙂

Here are some of the great books you can get:

As you can see, we’re catering to a whole array of reading taste buds. Bring your whole family and meet new authors! 🙂 Sure, it will be fun! 🙂

Haiku My Heart: New Life


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New Life in Christ

there’s so much to say

words fail me
this wondrous gift

a chance to breathe
new life

© Celestine Nudanu

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

Exquisite haiku and senryu from Ghana

A Cherita for Aretha Franklin


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Sing on, Songbird!

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Fly Baby Fly

fly baby fly

sexy songbird
crooning on

the heavens gain
a legend
and you, freedom

Celestine Nudanu

Haiku My Heart: Graveyard


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My second poetry collection and first book of Cherita is now available both in Paperback and Kindle format on Amazon. 🙂

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)


autumn leaves

how silently they fall

graveyard watch

© Celestine Nudanu


Exquisite haiku and senryu from Ghana

Haiku My Heart: Blood Moon


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Hurray! My second poetry collection and first book of Cherita is now available both in Paperback and Kindle format on Amazon. 🙂

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

Blood Moon

blood moon

I sheath my nakedness

with its glow

© Celestine Nudanu

On 27th July 2018, Ghana was among millions that witnessed a lunar eclipse lasting the longest in the century 🙂

Exquisite haiku and senryu from Ghana

Book Release: Path To Passion By Nana Prah


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My friend and fellow Ghanaian, Nana Prah, a multi cultural romance writer who also blogs at http://nanaprah.blogspot.com/ has just released her eighth book. Did you read that? Eighth book. Yeah, Nana is really making Ghana proud. And guess what I had the privilege of having lunch with her and another romance writer friend Empi right opposite my workplace. A possible Romance Writers of Ghana (RWOG) in the making? 🙂 Just make sure you get yourself a copy of this fabulous Path To Passion I will be reviewing soon. 🙂

Title: Path To Passion

Author: Nana Prah

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Print Length: 224 pages

Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Romance; Original edition (August 1, 2018)

Publication Date: August 1, 2018


The man who broke her heart . . .Is the man she now needs more than ever!

Heir to his family’s global empire, branding genius Miguel Astacio turns everything into marketing gold. Only his best friend’s sister seems immune to his magic touch. Until Tanya Carrington comes to him to save her floundering nightclub. Miguel is ready to rectify past mistakes. But will his supreme sacrifice win the heart of the woman he loves?

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Miguel’s blood heated as she gave him a wavering smile. She was just too beautiful, with clear skin marked only by a dark mole at the corner of her nose, angled dark eyes and full lickable lips.

“I mean,” Tanya continued, “I won’t even be able to recognize the place when it’s completed. Everything sounds incredible, but I may have to draw the line at the cages for dancers.”

He thought she might. “Trust me, if we charge people to dance in them, they will pay. The one rule is that they have to keep their clothes on.”

 “We’ll see.” She stared at the screen again with her eyes unblinking “Um…” She rubbed the back of her neck and a light sheen of sweat broke out on her forehead. “How much will this cost?”

Now for the heavy convincing. He got up and stood beside her to point at the CCTV screen showing the dance area, which had filled up a little more in the hour they’d been going over his ideas. “I can see this place packed, people waiting all the way up the street trying to get in. VIP area filled with actors, musicians and pro athletes flying in to experience it.”

Unable to resist, he leaned close so they were almost cheek to cheek. Her heat and honeysuckle perfume floated into him, and he turned his head so his starving lips could caress her one more time. He kissed along her jaw until he met the sensitive area of her neck, where he teased her with gentle nips until she moaned. She sprang as far away from him as the room would allow.

What had he been thinking? Why did she affect him this way? She took away his willpower like no other woman had ever done. Thinking became almost impossible when she was around. The desire to smooth his hands over her incredibly silky soft skin drove him to get closer, but he stayed rooted to the spot, watching her rub the goose pimples from her arms.

“Answer the question, Miguel.” He was pleased to hear her voice quiver. “How much will it cost?”

He’d rather discuss the turbulent heat swirling between them, but if she wanted to ignore it then he should, too. “You’ve heard the saying that you have to spend money to make money, right?”

Her slow nod brought her hair forward. He watched as she brushed back the strand she wanted to filter his fingers through, bringing her close so they could fall into the attraction drawing them together.


Haiku My Heart: Heart Flame


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Hurray! My second poetry collection and first book of Cherita is now available both in Paperback and Kindle format on Amazon. 🙂

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

Heart Flame

full moon

the garden aflame

with fireflies

© Celestine Nudanu

Stardust Haiku Journal July 2018

Exquisite haiku and senryu from Ghana

Review: Seduced Hearts by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku


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Title: Seduced Hearts
Author: Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku
Pages: 202
Publication Date: November 2015

Reason for reading: Verified Purchase. (love a good romance)


Is a lovely marriage enough?

Ghanaian designer, Efua Flonta has a marriage and a life many women dream of. Her Seduced Hearts: A Body ~Tingling Romance by [Eromonsere-Ajanaku, Stella]heart lies with her racy husband, Xavier and two young children. Her marriage vows are sacred until she meets a man who threaten everything she holds dear.

Sexy formula one racing champion, Xavier Flonta wants nothing more than to please his beautiful wife and children. When an old friend stops over, he does not bargain for one weekend of trouble. Will Efua and Xavier pull together to save their marriage in time for Christmas or will the hurt be too painful?

My Thoughts

Marriage can be a beautiful experience or journey if all the cards are played right and the partners involved love each other genuinely. For Efua and Xavier Flonta, everything is perfect, or so it seems. They both have damaging secrets that even their steamy nights and days cannot overshadow.

I read this book overnight. Fast paced just like the formula one driving Xavier, full speed and when I finished I knew I had really landed with a whoosh. 🙂

Stella has written a romance that makes one question the validity of one’s marriage vows especially in the face of such agonising and explosive revelations by the parties. But in the end, forgiveness becomes vital to keep the marriage together.

What is striking about Seduced Hearts is the strong extended family links. In Ghana, we say when you marry a person, you marry the whole family; Xavier and Efua have strong links to their extended families and the two entities are pivotal in the reconciliation, though in the end, Xavier and Efua have to fight their own demons, come to terms with their flaws and ultimately decide to let love prevail. Yes, as I mention flaw, let me add that both characters are nicely flawed and that make them human. Did I love the characters?  Hmm, Xavier is my man, and when you read the book you will know why. 🙂

I give Seduced Hearts five ‘heart-shaped’ stars and highly recommend it to all lovers of romance and those who are interested in knowing about Ghana


Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku is a fun-loving mother of two teenagers, married to her gorgeous husband and best friend who indulges her romantic habits. Writing contemporary and historical romance novels is an exciting adventure for her. Out of curiosity and belief that love conquers all, she has written several Interracial & Multicultural Romance Novels.

In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels, a collection of toe-curling, intriguing, and skin-tingling romance with compelling characters who have heart and soul and jump off the pages of the book. All her stories are dotted with twists and turns and are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe & enchanting America.

To experience and enjoy an intense emotional ride, pick up a copy of any of her novels: Loitering Shadows, Beyond the Lady, The Gardener’s Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1), Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2), Forbidden Dance, Stolen Valentine Kiss & Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series 2~ Books ~ in ~ 1), Tempting Desire, Seduced Hearts, Red Velvet Rose and Wild Whispers. Stella’s first historical/suspense/mystery romance, Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1) will give you an insight into a different Africa.

A luxury home by the seaside is on Stella’s wish list. In her spare time, she loves to swim on her back like a starfish, watch TV, go to the movies with her family and read romance novels.




Haiku My Heart: Shells


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Hurray! My second poetry collection and first book of Cherita is now available both in Paperback and Kindle format on Amazon. 🙂

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

Empty Shells

billowing shores

the echo…

in empty shells

© Celestine Nudanu

Exquisite haiku and senryu from Ghana