Last weekend, I discovered that Netflix has a new movie releasing November 1st. I can’t wait! Holiday in the Wild looks like such a fun movie, and it’s set right here in Africa… actually, in the land of my birth, Zambia.
To be honest though, when my son told me it had orphaned elephants, the thought crossed my mind whether someone had plagiarized my first indie novella, Orphaned Hearts. I spent a few agonizing moments conjuring up scenarios of how to prove the story had been mine to begin with, and ugh, the lengthy court battles that could ensue. I was very pleased to realize when I watched the trailer, that it’s not even remotely my story. Yay!
This is my orphaned elephants story…
I did a search on Goodreads and discovered 106 romance novels set in Africa—from the southern to the northernmost tip—although probably only a handful are Christian romances (I recognized a few names there). And why not? There’s a romance about Africa. I love what English writer, Rudyard Kipling says: “One cannot resist the lure of Africa.”
Another beautiful saying I came across that so describes how Africa can touch your very soul, is by South African poet, Bridget Dore. “You cannot leave Africa, Africa said. It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; our drumbeats counting out your pulse; our coastline the silhouette of your soul.”
But why am I telling you all of this? Because I’d like to take you away to Africa on a safari this very weekend—a book safari. It started yesterday already, but hey, we’re on African time here … there’s plenty of time to catch up.
This book safari has some romance books, plus other genres. There are fiction and non-fiction books containing stories, devotions and memoirs. For sure, there’ll be something for everyone to read. Until Monday, we have giveaways planned and you’ll also get to learn about several authors connected to Africa and with books set in this amazing continent.
A word of warning first before you hop into that safari vehicle with me … you must know that it’s entirely possible you may just lose your heart, because one cannot help falling in love with Africa.
Personally, I’m giving away 5 e-copies of The Other You set in the winelands of South Africa, two $5 Amazon gift vouchers; and 3 e-copies each of Orphaned Hearts (Zambia) and A Time to Laugh (eastern coast of South Africa) at our Africa Book Safari taking place right now on Facebook. Winners from the Facebook event will be notified within a few days of the book safari’s end.
But I don’t want any of you to be left out (just in case you can’t make the safari), so I’m also going to give away an e-copy of each of those three books. Just let me know which of the books below you haven’t read to be in the draw to win. Three winners will be drawn randomly to win one book each.