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During the confinement, I launched my I channel on YouTube, where I conducted live interviews with over 60 guests to entertain my audience but mainly to promote online businesses and raise continuous awareness about different topics; & here is where the idea of promoting authors came from.
Therefore I invited authors to join me, with simple interviews to introduce them to the world, and help them get their voice heard, in the hoping that one of the clicks will be the magic button to their success!
Join me to congratulate TRACEY FLETCHER for her book, don’t forget to like the post and write your review if you have a chance to read their book
My name and pen name is Tracey Chizoba Fletcher.
The asin number for Amazon Kindle is B08HWWRV19
The asin number for Amazon Print is B08HTM69ZF
Book Title is Feminine Shades
Publishing date for print is September 12, 2020
Publishing date for kindle is September 11, 2020
Publisher is Phoenix Award Books Publication (PABPUB)
About the Author
Tracey Chizoba Fletcher, born to a British father and a Nigerian mother, lives in Lagos, Nigeria. She is an Author, International award-winning writer, Columnist, Voice-over artist, and Editor. She won the Afritondo Alternative Ending Competition in 2019, and has a short story “Chudi’s Hustle” published on their platform. Her novella, The Chase, was shortlisted for the Phoenix Quill Writing Contest. She was recently awarded “Best Selling Author” by the Influential Writers and Authors Community. She is the Author of Feminine Shades.
SYNOPSIS OF FEMININE SHADES BY TRACEY CHIZOBA FLETCHER
The first story, “Rising from Ashes”, portrays Nneka’s journey to empowerment. Having come from an impoverished background, without any support from her father, she leaves her father’s house with her mother, who can no longer withstand domestic violence, and arrives in her grandfather’s house. Her grandfather marries her off to an older man, Agwu, who treats her like a slave. In a fit of rage, she accidentally kills Agwu, and is left at the mercy of the justice system. However, a non-governmental organization come to her rescue, and plead her case. The organization provide shelter and support, and Nneka is able to develop the strength and courage to visit her past in order to find healing and closure, and move a step ahead by training to become to a software developer.
The protagonist in “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown” is Maureen. She is a career-woman, wife, and mother. She however struggles to find her self-worth, as her capabilities are questioned after giving birth to her first child; in her home as a wife and mother, and in her office when she returns after maternity leave. She battles with her emotions, until she comes to an understanding that only a queen can have battles, and fight to overcome them.
The protagonist in “E go Beta!” is Mama Ekene, a widow, who lost her husband when her children where very young. Now in her 50’s, she tries to keep hope alive, and seeks a better tomorrow in the midst of hardships faced by herself and her children.
Ezinne in “On the 28th” is an undergraduate, studying to become a microbiologist. She derails when the three high class ladies in her department, befriend her, and introduce her to a billionaire. She finds herself lost in his seduction, and doesn’t realize the trap he has set, until he deflowers her, and becomes incommunicado. The fact that she could be pregnant, brings her to her knees. It’s a long road to placing her feet back on the ground, as she painfully waits for her period to show its face again.
“Yellow Pawpaw” walks us through the life of Nkem, a depressed spinster, who decides to bleach her skin, in order to gain attention from the opposite sex, in her bid to find a husband. Her new endeavour leaves her almost penniless, with her business failing, and her skin getting damaged due to the harsh chemicals she uses, even as her plan to be married doesn’t seem successful. A neighbor comes to her aid, to help her rediscover and love herself again.
“My Doppelganger” features two female characters: Amaka, a Nigerian girl, and Debbie, an Amercan, as they wade through 14 years of friendship, to overcome societal and racial differences, to become bbf’s; and work together to achieve their dream of becoming lawyers, and owning their free legal advice clinic.
“Ada” is the story of Ada, the first female child of the Obi’s, as she lives up to her responsibilities, shouldering and taking care of her parents and siblings. She is rewarded with a good marriage, and a husband, willing to reward her for all the sacrifices she has made.
Word from the heart to the reader:
Feminine Shades is a collection of seven short stories central to the female gender, depicting the inward strength and courage of the female protagonists.
Each story has a message both for the male and female gender. It’s time for the silent voices of the women folk to be heard. It’s time for the men in our lives to really “SEE” what we endure on a daily basis. It’s time for a woman to be respected, supported, and loved. It’s time for a change!