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Author Interview with Miranda A. Uyeh

1. What is your latest book about?

A – To Die Once is actually my debut book. It’s about a young woman, Jennifer, who falls in love with a man different than she expected, and for the wrong reason. This, of course, changes their lives forever, as there are consequences to decisions. It’s inspirational romance suspense.

2. What is the inspiration behind your book?

A – Funny enough, there isn’t anything particular that lead me to write this book. I think a bunch of books and movies that I’d read and seen over time came together and conspired to create a story. That honestly is the best explanation I can come up with. Haha!!

3. What’s your favorite scene in your book? Can you describe the scene?

A – I’m not sure I have a favorite scene, but there’s one (actually, more than one, but I’ll settle for this one) that keeps fondling my mind. Jennifer and Stefano are relaxed on a picnic mat by a certain pond having an interesting, but casual conversation. The other scene I thought of putting out here has the major and most important plot twist, so I dare not mention it for risk of a spoiler!

4. Imagine you are trapped on a deserted island. Which character would you prefer to be stuck with, and why?

A – Okaaaay. I’ll put on my good girl gloves and go for Chidi. No! Don’t ask me to explain that! 😉

5. What makes your book stand out from all the others on the market?

A – The story isn’t the regular romance where boy meets girl and they embark on a rollercoaster journey that shows how they eventually fall in love and ride into the sunset. Nope! This is a story where two people fall in love, get married, and then the story is actually just beginning.

6. What do you want to resonate with readers when they read “The End”?

A – God’s grace offers healing and redemption, and will always give you another chance in life.

 

Fun Trivia:

1. Coffee or chocolate? You can only choose one!

A – Coffee!

2. Favorite movie or TV show?

A – Goodness! There are a bunch of them. But right now, I’m crazy about Arrow.

3. Book that made you laugh hysterically, shed tears, or want to change the world?

A – A bunch of those too! The number one on my list now is Supergal vs God by Lori Hynson.

4. If you could write in any other genre, what would it be? Why?

A – Fantasy, please!! Well, it let s you create a world without boundaries where ANYTHING can happen, and EVERYTHING is possible. You’ve gotta love that!

5. What was the first romance novel you ever read?

A – I truly wish I could remember the title. Been racking my brain for it! I remember the author, I think … Norma Jean Lutz?

6. What do you think is the most important element a book needs to be successful?

A – A good story. Simple, but not easy!

7. How can readers connect with you and learn more about your writing? (Be sure to include social media links!)

A – Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads | Google+ | Shelfari | Operation Smile

Thank you so much for having me, Katherine!

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ABOUT MIRANDA’S BOOK

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To Die Once Ebook Cover

Two men, one woman, a rosebush …

… a terrible past, an uncertain future

Jennifer, a woman unexpectedly trapped in a path of love and passion against everything she believes.

Rodrigo, a man set to get what he wants at the cost of what matters most.

Stefano, a man with a past, a story to tell and passion to offer.

Chidi, a friend in need, a friend indeed. Or not?

From a culture where good girls follow the norm and live as they’ve been told, Jennifer is no different from any other girl until by happenstance, she meets and falls in love with Rodrigo, a man who’s handsome, rich and foreign. Different. She has no idea who he is or what he does, and is swept into a world of romance and passion. It is not long before she discovers a shocking truth that shakes both her world and his.

Then he is gone.

Stefano shows up at a time when Jennifer has made up her mind about the rules of life. He thinks she’s beautiful and is in love with her. In a bid to convince her to give him a chance in her life, old memories once buried are brought to life. And the events that follow don’t leave anyone unaffected by the truth of the past that was left unsettled.

Meanwhile, Jennifer with her friend Chidi, find themselves on a self-discovery journey that has one of them raising questions.

Some just have to ask, where is God in all this?

… an inspirational romance, from Lagos to Italy.

Praise for To Die Once

“A little mystery, a bit of intrigue, a lot of romance. To Die Once is a Christian romance with real characters facing deep issues. The emotional writing is truly heart-felt. This is Ms. Uyeh’s debut novel and thankfully, this won’t be the last.” — K. Victoria Chase, Bestselling author of From Across The Divide, Virginia Justice, Raphael: volume 1, Santiago Brothers book series.

“Miranda Uyeh has penned a novel full of heart. To Die Once is a story alternately thorny and tender that tackles the various forms of love – romance, friendship, and faith – in unique settings and situations. Often surprising, consistently intriguing, Uyeh’s debut is a bold start to her blossoming writing career.” — Amber Stokes, Author of “The Heart’s Spring” Series

“A fun inspirational romance read” — Rektok Ross, Best selling YA Romance author of Prodigal

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ABOUT MIRANDA

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Miranda A. Uyeh is Christian, blogger, book/entertainment reviewer, a professional blurb constructor, an assistant lecturer at a local college where she teaches two geology courses by day, and presently a judge for the INSPY Award. To Die Once: Child of Grace, #1 is her debut book.

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