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Talking with Nana Prah

Today I’m talking with fellow Decadent author, Nana Prah about her new book Midwife to Destiny.  I had so much fun getting to know Nana, and you will too, especially since she’s offering a giveaway to one lucky person.

Ready to learn more about Nana Prah and Midwife to Destiny? Read on.

1 Midwife To Destinyhigh-resGhanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.

Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.

 They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages?  ****

Wow! The setting alone hooked me.  I had to find out more about the author.

What types of books do you enjoy reading? What is on your nightstand?

I’m a romance addict. A friend of mine asks me how I can still like romance novels after all these years. It’s the happily ever after aspect that keeps me going back. I will read other genres, but I return to romance time and time again. Right now I’m reading Tallas by Cathrina Constantine, not a romance, but it’s really good. Conversations with God- book Three by Neale Donald Walsh is there, too (trying to show my nonfiction side), Nana Malone’s last book in her Stilettos series, Sassy in Stilettos, is waiting for me (I don’t want to say goodbye to the characters yet, but I’m looking forward to the read).

Someone else who always has a stack by the nightstand. Do you listen to music when you write?  If so, what?

Music distracts me when I write. I love to dance and sing so when music is playing I’m doing those two things instead of writing. So like Depeche Mode says, I “Enjoy the silence”

Ha! What is your favorite part about being an author?

Being famous and raking in loads of money. Lol. I have yet to reach that far yet. Having taken the risk to write a book and have it published. It makes me proud of myself.

It is a huge accomplishment. Congrats. Let’s accomplish something else and play “dump the purse.” What’s in yours?

*giggling* Three tubes of lipstick, a pen drive, two red pens (I’m a teacher), five blue pens, my Kindle, a pocket flashlight, my wallet, money – our currency is Ghana cedis, a small notebook (a must for a writer), a sanitary napkin (I’m always ready), Menthos gum (sugarfree and delicious), a packet of tissues, a few loose papers that I should really throw away, and some lint.

The dreaded lint.  Now that our purses are clean, let’s head out. But I need a babysitter.  How would the hero and heroine of Midwife to Destiny handle my 10 and 6 year olds?

Ora, the heroine, would play some games with them, nothing too outrageous, ensure they’re fed with a healthy nutritious meal, that she’d probably cooked, ensure they had a bath, and got into bet at precisely their bedtime. When they were asleep, she’d make sure the house was straightened up before you got home.

Jason would fill the kids with junk food, destroying the house with raucous running games. Your kids would be so wired on sugar they wouldn’t sleep until the high came down, long after you got home and he left.

Ora is hired, but the kids would prefer Jason. I can’t wait to see how this couple gets to their Happily Ever After.  In the meantime, let’s get dessert. Give me your either/or:

  • Chocolate, fruit or other? Chocolate
  • Warm or cold? Warm
  • Buttercream or fondant? Buttercream
  • Cookies or brownies? Brownies
  • With nuts or without?  With

Yum! While Nana and I get dessert, I have a treat for you too. Enjoy this excerpt from Midwife to Destiny and be sure to enter the rafflecopter. Nana Prah is giving away a twenty-dollar Amazon gift card!

1 Midwife To Destinyhigh-resOra focused on putting one foot in front of the other as if she were a one-year-old learning how to walk. After turning the corner and seeing the back of his head, she froze. She would know that head anywhere. He’d grown his hair out a little, but his adorable, Will Smith ears gave him away. Initiating the process of pivoting and sprinting out of the ED unnoticed sprang to mind when he turned around and his gaze caught hers.

 The air became charged with tension and neither of them moved. Her heart threatened to pop out of her chest with the force of each beat. The nurses stood between them, looking back and forth as if they watched a tennis match. They didn’t bother to hide their expressions of curiosity.

 They’d never seen Ora behave in such a manner. Not cool as a cucumber super nurse. Like herself, they kept looking at the new doctor just because of his tall, broad-shouldered, gorgeous stature. The past three years had matured him, adding a few lines around his eyes and the new feature of a goatee with a moustache changed his countenance a little. But otherwise, the same man she’d met three years ago, at least in the physical sense, stood before her.

 After an eternity, Ora snapped back to attention. “Akwaaba, Dr. Lartey. Welcome to the ward.” Madam Professional stuck out her hand for a handshake.

 Her words seemed to drag him out of his own stupor. “Uh….”

 She had rendered the man speechless. Ora’s gracious nature—that’s what she blamed it on, anyway—took pity on him and she touched his shoulder. The contact sent sensual awareness through her and she recoiled her hand.

 “Hello, Aurora. Please forgive me. It’s just that I’m a little surprised to see you.”

 “Not as much as I am,” she muttered, attempting to squash both the joy bubbling up inside of her at seeing him again and the overwhelming sadness of what she’d been missing for so long.

 “Pardon me?” he asked.

 “I didn’t expect to see you here. It’s a surprise to me, too.”

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You can buy Midwife to Destiny at

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About the Author:

Nana Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides 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

Twitter: @NanaPrah

Facebook: Nana Prah, Author

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