Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Five Things You'd Never Guess About Nana Prah - Guest Blog and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Nana will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Five things you’d never guess about Nana Prah


1. I’m pretty sure one of my cousins thinks I’m a lesbian, but I’m not. Back in college a friend of mine and I used to frequent a homosexual dance club to get our grove on. I could dance to some awesome music and not worry about a man trying to pick me up because, well, they were gay. I projected heterosexual vibes so the women left me alone, too. I ran into my cousin at this club. He was in the closet at the time, but I knew he was gay long before he came out. We never spoke about our encounter, but I have a feeling he presumed about me, what I knew about him.

2. I love the drama of being a teacher. When I stand up in front of a class, I consider them to be my captive audience and the actress I should have been comes out. Sometimes my jokes or imitations bomb big time, but when I’m hot, they sometimes get too lost in the entertainment to remember that they’re learning. Don’t think I’m soft when it comes to exams, though. I’ll make them laugh in class, but if they don’t study, they’ll be crying during the assessment.

3. I used to annoy my mother with my negativity, yet at the same time I would trust everyone I came into contact with. Over time I’ve become a more positive person, but I’ve learned to trust less easily.

4. Take a look at my picture. Aren’t I adorable with my chubby cheeks? Do I look like a black belt in karate? Well I am and I’m pretty good. Unlike my heroine, Jasmine, in Love Through Time, I’ve never had to use my skills outside of my imagination and the training center (dojo), and I hope I never have to, but I would. My friend tells me that’s what makes me so dangerous. I look too sweet to be able to beat the crap out of someone with my bare hands. By the way black belts don’t have to register their hands as a lethal weapon.

5. I loved the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Loved it! So much that I mentioned it in my book. The conversations in that show were so snarky that I learned a thing or two. Plus Buffy could kick ass. There is nothing I enjoy more than reading about or watching the strength of a woman displayed.

About the Author:
Nana Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides back 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
Twitter: @NanaPrah

Defending her family – no problem. Recalling past lives – maybe just a small problem. Taking a chance on love again – well…

Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor. He’s the first man she’s been attracted to since her fiancĂ© dumped her two years ago. But when the disturbing daydreams start, Jasmine begins to fear that her actions in a past life may have finally caught up with her.

Sean finds it impossible to stay away from Jasmine even though he can’t shake the inexplicable feeling of betrayal, simmering deep inside him every time he sees her.

To complicate things, someone is out to hurt Jasmine and every time she and Sean are together, the police have to be called. Even if Jasmine can make Sean trust her, the two of them may not stay alive long enough to enjoy their love this time around.

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36 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog. I was so excited when I saw I'd be on your blog. I really enjoyed writing this post.

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    1. Thanks for being here! As a funny, I used to go dancing at a gay club for much the same reason. I laughed when I read the post.

      I really love the sound of your book -- reincarnation fascinates me. I have it on my TBR and hope to make time to read it soon. Good luck with it!

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  2. I definitely didn't know you were a black belt. I will have to re-think that face to face meeting ;-). I would love teaching if I didn't have to make notes and mark exams - hahaha. I had a friend who thought every girl had lesbian tendencies

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    1. Lol, Empi. If you're a friend, I'm the one to have by your side when trouble strikes. I love preparing the notes, I could do without marking essays. Interesting theory (neither confirming nor denying).

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    2. Oh yea, that's true. (decision to cut you off overruled - hehe). I'll look into doing workshops - presentations are funner than 'notes' and there are no essays to mark :-)

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  3. Love the five things, thanks.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, Rita.

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  4. Interesting facts, Nana. Loved reading about your strong Jasmine.

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen. Strong heroines are my favorite.

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  5. Enjoyed your five things. I think your story sounds really interesting.

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  6. The book sounds really interesting. Good luck.

    petula.winmill@gmail.com

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  7. I love your cheeks, Nana! They show off your great smile.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I've had my cheeks pinched more times than I can count.

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  8. Oh, and I'm not surprised by the black belt!

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  9. Congratulations on the publication of Love Through Time! It sounds like an intriguing book and I have added it to my TBR list. Enjoyed reading five things about you, especially your black belt in karate.

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    1. Thank you BookLady. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved writing it.

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  10. I, too, am a Buffy fan. Joss Whedon writes great female characters--in Buffy, Firefly, Doll's House, etc.

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    1. I think you might be my new best friend, Cathy. Doll's House didn't last long enough for me. And I wish Buffy could have gone on forever. I never got the opportunity to see Firefly. Joss Whedon is a creative genius.

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  11. Great interview, Nana! I never knew you were a teacher. Also, BTVS was the best show on TV, hands-down. Agreed.

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    1. Thanks E.A. I influence the future nurses of Ghana, hopefully in a good way.

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  12. Love Joss Whedon! Firefly is my fave show! BTW, love the cover! ;)

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    1. I should hope so, Jen, since you did a fantastic job creating it.

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  13. *gulp* I guess I won't be crossing you any time soon. *shifts carefully away from the black belt in the room*

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    1. Lol, Crystal. Come back, as long as you don't attack first, you'll be safe.

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  14. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Samantha. Good luck.

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment.

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  16. U sound like such a fabulous and interesting person. U could definitely be a candidate for the guest when the "Who would u invite to dinner" question!

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    1. Lol, Elise-Marie. I think I'd like you to be my best friend.

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  17. Loved the 5 Things! Thanks for sharing! And thank you for the giveaway :)

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment Samantha.

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