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My first novel, A Heart to Mend is a story of self discovery and unconditional love in the vibrant city of Lagos Nigeria. My second Novel, A Love Rekindled, is about first love, ethnic conflict and broken promises, the synopsis is in the book trailer below. Both books are available in stores and Amazon.com.

I hope you enjoy looking around, and use the top tabs to find out more about the books and direct link and where and how to buy them. You can also join me at the following online destinations;

Romance Meets Life, where I share my observations about love and life, and excerpts from any current Work-In-Progress. I also curate posts from other writers on relationships, and news, pop culture, entertainment, etc.

Naija Stories, a website I set up as my commitment to promoting Nigerian Fiction after my books were published. It is a social network for Nigerian writers and an avenue for readers and publishers to discover new authors and for writers to share their work, gain recognition, and connect with their audience and each other.

The Business of Writing, where I bring my experience of making an income from writing online to work for other writers, bloggers and small business owners, making blogging, self publishing and social media marketing easy for them.

Thanks for coming with me on the journey and I promise you that there will be more lovely stories. Above all, keep believing in yourself and love!!!!

Fifty Shades of Grey - Fifty Shades of Grammar

Although it topped bestseller lists around the world, E. L. James’ erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, was widely panned by critics for its poor use of language.

The Grammarly team reviewed the book for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, and learned that -- although there were some mistakes -- the errors were in alignment with similar gaffes in celebrated romances. It seems that the language of love really is a language of its own!

I can provide you with a list of the most frequent grammar mistakes from Fifty Shades of Grey, as well as some quotes from classic romances that also make these mistakes -- from Tender is the Night to Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice.

Take a look at the infographic below...

Birds: A Unique Take on Valentine's Day & the Season of Love By Christine Goff

Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.

Birds have always been equated with love, from creationist mythology to medieval poetry to modern times—particularly white doves. In Greek Mythology, Aphrodite (the goddess of Love), is often pictured with doves. In Judaism, doves are symbolic of purity, tenderness and hope. Christians traditionally use the dove as symbols of peace and love. Pagans, Native Americans, military and pacifist groups, the peace movement and even the Communist Party have used doves as a symbol.

But what made birds symbolic of love? It wasn't until the 14th Century that Geoffrey Chaucer composed a poem in honor of the engagement of England's Richard II and Anne of Bohemia entitled "Parliament of Foules" that love, the mating season of birds, and St. Valentine's Day were linked. By 1928, when Cole Porter wrote his popular song lyrics for "Let's Do It," birds were well-established case studies for courtship and love.

Doves are the perfect symbol for romance because they are monogamous. Unfortunately, they don't actually exist in the wild. They are in reality, a white variety of the Ringneck Dove, a small bird—not a strong flyer—that possesses a rather underdeveloped homing instinct. When you see "white doves" released at weddings, you're really witnessing white homing pigeons, who are stronger flyers and will return to their coop.