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Monday, May 25, 2015
Feature of Men Of Valor by Kiru Taye
Men of Valor 1- 3 Box Set
Books: His Treasure #1, His Strength #2, His Princess #3
Genre: Historical Romance, African Fiction
Release date: May 25, 2015
In a time when men ruled their households with firm hands,
can a quiet man tame his rebellious wife with persevering love?
Love Romances Café Best Book of 2011
Kiru smolders with the sensitivity of the loved in
describing this man... An exceptional book, well worth the time, money and
frustration.....Sigh! ~ Imagervet (Amazon reviewer)
I didn't want the story to end, it was that good. ~
The Wordsmythe (Amazon reviewer)
When a warrior seeks to claim a free-spirited woman, he soon
discovers a tigress unwilling to be caged. Is the hunter about to be hunted?
The story is well told, the characters are tight
and multi dimensional. ~ PamelaStitch.com
I enjoyed the FIERY passion between Ikem and
Nneka...their chemistry is totally OFF-THE-CHARTS...and only IGNITED more by
their INTENSE and sometimes humorous verbal sparring. ~ Malaika Tamu (Amazon
With the weight of a kingdom on his shoulders and his honour at
stake, can a Prince truly love a slave?
I loved the hero, who in a land and time of male
dominance, chose to be a man without reproach - a man worth losing one's heart
to. ~ Empi Baryeh, author
This book was fantastic. Throughout it I kept
wondering how the hero and heroine would end up together. When the major
revelation came I said, "Hot holy crap" out loud because I didn't see
it coming. ~ Nana Prah, author
Obinna looked up at her, his eyes
fringed by long, dark lashes, a black, expressionless pool she could drown in,
always unnerved her. As she couldn’t read his mood, gauging how to tell him
what she wanted to say was difficult.
“Yes, say what’s on your mind
Adaku,” he said in his usual deep voice, as he licked his long fingers.
Something stirred low within her
belly. Her eyes hungrily followed his action, and she got distracted. For a
brief moment she wished it was her fingers he was licking.
“That could be arranged.”
Adaku looked up sharply and
Obinna’s brow was lifted with amusement. She realized she must have spoken her
thought out loud. Embarrassment and heat washed over her as he took hold of her
hand in his large one.
Somewhere within her mind
something shifted. An awareness of Obinna at a primal level registered in her
rapidly hazing brain.
The air suddenly felt warmer and
her skin prickled. He took her fingers into his warm mouth in turn, twirling
his moist tongue around each. Sensation flooded her body, and she forgot
everything else she wanted to say. All she could feel was the stroke of his
tongue on her fingers as he sucked and lapped each one.
His touch scorched her straight
to her soul.
She gasped and his gaze came up,
locking on to her and pinning her to the spot. His eyes were filled with a
desire she couldn’t explain. His tongue moved down her skin, searing a path to
the spot at the center of her palm before licking it. Then he released her
hand, and she realized she was trembling.
Excerpt from His Strength
"Why did you not come to see
me when you want me so?" He cocked his eyebrow cynically.
Her mouth formed an O. "I-I
don't want you," she replied in a petulant fashion, shaking her head
vigorously. But her eyes told him another story. They were a warm brown and
stared at his lips as if expecting him to kiss her.
Maybe I should oblige her.
He chuckled. "Liar," he
whispered before he lowered his lips to her. But he didn't claim her lips
immediately. Instead he feathered her face and neck with kisses, alternating
between nipping and licking her sweet-salty skin. Her breathing increased
rapidly. When he looked up, he noticed that her eyes were closed. He licked the
pulse at her neck before he trailed his lips back up and hovered above her
lips. She opened her eyes and moaned softly.
"Say it, Nneka. You want me
to kiss you."
"Never!" Her voice, as
well as her body, trembled as she spoke.
"Why do you have a tough
time admitting what you want? Your eyes and body betray you easily." He
laughed as he pushed his thigh between her legs, parting them. He felt the heat
and dampness of her hooded pearl against his bare skin.
Excerpt from His Princess
"Rise, Ezinne," he
The intense timbre of his words
resonated, doing odd things to her insides. She’d heard him speak before.
Still, being alone with him seemed to heighten the effect of his voice on her
She straightened but kept her
eyes lowered. She needed to gain back control of her body. If she kept her eyes
lowered, away from him, she could keep her body in check.
"Look at me," he said
in a snappy and low… dangerously low tone.
Was he annoyed?
Slowly she lifted her chin, her
stare connecting with his once more. His lips were pursed, confirming her
suspicions of his irritation.
Anxiety and excitement caused her
heart to thump against her chest. Instinct told her to look away. This was the
prince. He was capable of crushing her with a snap of his fingers. She should
heed the warning.
Instead, she refused to look away
and held his gaze. Infuriation crept up her spine at a snail's pace. She would
not be intimidated.
"When you are in my
presence, you will look at me directly," he continued.
"As you wish, my
prince." She nodded and curtsied briefly still maintaining his gaze.
"And when we are in private
like right now, you will use my given name, Emeka."
Doing that would mean accepting
this whole arrangement as his con—companion. She couldn't do that. She wouldn't
"No, my prince. Regardless
of where we are, you are still the Crown Prince of Umunri, and I'm just a
servant in your palace. I can't address you by your given name. It is
"That may be so. But for the
next four weeks, you are here to grant my every desire as my concubine."
Kiru is the award winning author of His Treasure and bestselling author of The Essien Trilogy series.
She writes sensual and passionate multicultural romance stories set mostly in
Africa. When she's not writing you can find her either immersed in a good book
or catching up with friends and family. She currently lives in the South of
England with her very own alpha husband and three children.