Thursday, June 29, 2023

Soso and The Kako Leaf by Bella Disu

 Soso ad the Kako Leaf by Bella Disu

SOSO AND THE KAKO LEAF by Bella Disu

Book Details:

Book Title:  Soso and The Kako Leaf by Bella Disu
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  78 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  The Good Work Company
Release date:   June 19, 2022
Format available for review:  print (softback) (US, Canada and UK ), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates: April 17 to May 5
Content Rating:  G. Children's Book.
Book Description:

Follow the life of young Soso as she encounters mysteries and unearths traditions that have existed long before she was born.Be part of her adventures as she gains confidence, self-esteem, and an understanding of her deep cultural heritage.
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Author Bella Disu
Meet the Author:

Bella Disu is a Nigerian business executive, arts enthusiast, author, and philanthropist with over 18 years of professional experience across industries.

In 2004, she joined Globacom and now provides strategic leadership as the Vice Chairman of the multinational telecommunications company operating in Nigeria and Ghana. She is also the CEO of Cobblestone Properties and Estates Limited, a leading property development company with a robust portfolio of residential and commercial properties in Nigeria.

With her extensive experience in high-value contract negotiation and project management, Mrs Disu has successfully constituted and led notable projects. Her portfolio includes the development of luxury residencies, Sisi Paris, Lagos, and the Alliance Fran├žaise Mike Adenuga Centre, commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on July 4, 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mrs Disu is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Abumet Nigeria Limited, a glass and aluminium manufacturing company. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s apex construction company. On both boards, she brings her enthusiasm for transformation to drive organisational productivity and profitability. At Julius Berger, she serves on the Board Audit and Remuneration Committees and the Shareholders Advisory Council.

A global thought leader renowned for her expertise in leadership, corporate governance, and business innovation, Mrs Disu holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and an M.Sc. in Leadership from Northeastern University, Boston. She is an associate of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), and a member of the prestigious Institute of Directors, Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Mrs Disu is the founder and chairperson of the Bella Disu Foundation (BDF), a non-profit organisation that improves socio-economic outcomes in vulnerable communities. BDF contributes to education, health, disaster relief, and other programmes. It has partnered with the International Women’s Society, LUTH Children’s Cancer Ward, Regalo Hope Foundation, amongst other organisations. Whether she is leading BDF, sharing her passion for self-development and learning, or serving as an ExCo and progress champion in her neighbourhood association, Mrs Disu lives out her values of altruism and wellness while contributing to Nigeria's social development.

She is an avid sponsor of the arts and, in this capacity, a director of the Mike Adenuga Centre. She actively promotes French and Nigerian cultures through the Centre’s partnership with Alliance Fran├žaise. In 2019, the French Government awarded her the prestigious Chevalier dans ‘l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award in recognition of her efforts in promoting French culture. She is the youngest ever recipient.

A music lover, she plays the Piano and, occasionally, the Saxophone. She is a longstanding benefactor of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON), which champions musical learning.

Mrs Disu is married with children. Her desire to see the return of the well-illustrated and richly narrated folktales she read as a child led her to write Soso and The Kako Leaf, a book for children aged 6-12. The book, which reflects Nigerian culture and characters, was published on June 19, 2022.

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Shadow Horses of the Rocky Mountains by Natascha Birovljev

 SHADOW HORSES OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS by Natascha Birovljev

SHADOW HORSES OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS by Natascha Birovljev

Natascha Birovljev's The Willow Ranch book series was originally released in Canada, and published in German. This series is currently being translated into English for re-release. Each installment is being released in English as the translations are completed. Sign up to review or feature this exciting series (in English)!

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Book Details:

​Book Title:  Shadow Horses of the Rocky Mountains by Natascha Birovljev
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  372 pages
Genre: Adventure 
Publisher:  North Raven Books 
Release date:  March 27, 2023
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA and Canada), and ebook (EPUB and PDF)
Tour dates: April 24 to May 19, 2023
Content Rating: PG for romantic elements
Book Description:

An alarming phone call from their estranged aunt brings the lives of siblings Lee and Lyla Meyers in Germany to an abrupt halt. Their father is seriously ill and they must return to his ranch in Canada after fourteen years.

When the ranch is in danger and a family secret threatens the renewed family bonds, Lyla and Lee are both ready to risk everything to make the Willow Ranch their home again.

Shadow Horses of the Rocky Mountains tells a story about love, family and friendship. Set in the Canadian Cowboy Country, new loves develop all while the Canadian wilderness demands their courage.
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SHADOW CROWS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS by Natascha Birovljev
Book Details:

​Book Title:  Shadow Crow of the Rocky Mountains by Natascha Birovljev
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  446 pages
Genre: Adventure 
Publisher:  North Raven Books 
Release date:  March 27, 2023
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA and Canada), and ebook (EPUB and PDF)
Tour dates: April 24 to May 19, 2023
Content Rating: PG for romantic elements

Book Description:

Chuck and Lyla share a love of the Canadian wilderness. But while the mountains give Lyla the strength to fight for the wild horse's habitat, Chuck returns to his home village a bitter man. He wants to sell the inherited trapping route and leave again. But Lyla is called to be a wild horse protector by her Native American people, with a goal to convert the wild horse territory into a sanctuary. Events take a turn for the worse as her attempts to enforce the sanctuary are thwarted and she suddenly disappears into the mountains. Does Native American Lonefeather Jones have anything to do with it, or is there some new magic at play?

The book is a return to Willow Ranch and the Canadian villagers as they face new challenges following their adventures in the first book, Shadow Horses of the Rocky Mountains. Strangers cause a riot, love is in the air and secrets are shared around crackling campfires. Together with the fascinating legends of the First Nations, ranch life and the wild beauty of the Canadian wilderness combine to create an exciting reading adventure.

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SHADOW GRIZZLY OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS by Natascha Birovljev
Book Details:

​Book Title:  Shadow Grizzly of the Rocky Mountains by Natascha Birovljev
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  352 pages
Genre: Adventure 
Publisher:  North Raven Books 
Release date:  March 27, 2023
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA and Canada), and ebook (EPUB and PDF)
Tour dates: April 24 to May 19, 2023
Content Rating: PG for romantic elements

Book Description:

It's now or never. Rancher Lee finally gets permission to do horseback riding tours in Canada's wilderness granting him the opportunity to shape the future of Willow Ranch on his own terms. If he fails, he will lose everything. During this turbulent time, his sister Lyla returns from the Yukon and takes over leadership of the wildlife sanctuary. But as she takes on more responsibility at the wildlife sanctuary, her feelings and longings turn to Native American Lonefeather Jones.

​But as Lee’s relationship falls apart and Lyla suddenly faces death, and Jones must battle his own demons, the three must join forces to ensure that love can conquer all. In the third book of the Willow Ranch series, new tasks call for courage and solidarity from the residents and friends of the ranch, and love stirs things up amidst the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
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Shadow Wolf f the Rocky Mountains by Natashca Birovljev
Book Details:

​Book Title:  Shadow Wolf of the Rocky Mountains by Natascha Birovljev
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  484 pages
Genre: Adventure 
Publisher:  North Raven Books 
Release date:  March 27, 2023
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA and Canada), and ebook (EPUB and PDF)
Tour dates: April 24 to May 19, 2023
Content Rating: PG for romantic elements

Book Description:

Three humans and a she-wolf bring turbulent times back to Willow Ranch. Destinies and adventures meet in the wild nature of the Rocky Mountains. The groom Rosie, the cowboy Cody and the Cree Indian Woodwind strive towards new professional goals and dreams. If only it weren't for the love that swirls their hearts around.

Bonded by their work at the Willow Ranch, the three seek new challenges. After his brother's suicide, does Cody have to choose to give up his life in the saddle to save the family farm? Will Rosie trust the wrong person and lose not only her horses but her home as well? And how can Woodwind let go of his self-doubt to save the she-wolf and the woman of his heart? Careless decisions put the future of the people around Willow Ranch in jeopardy. Will everyone realize in time that only together can they save the ranch and their own happiness?

​In the fourth installment of the Willow Ranch series, love becomes a test of courage and protecting the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains a challenge. Friends and staff at the ranch need to pull together and believe in the magic of community.
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Author Natascha Birovljev
Meet the Author:

Natascha Birovljev is a storyteller at heart and author of the “Willow Ranch” book series.

Growing up in Germany, horses were always part of her life. After getting her Master degree in Religious Studies and German Literature, adventure was calling and she traveled to Alberta. She fell in love with the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains and immigrated from Germany to Canada in 2005.

Here she worked the first years as a guide for horseback vacations, exploring mountain trails and spending the summer months in tent camps in the wilderness.

Inspired by her adventures and connections to ranchers, cowboys and First Nation communities, she started writing her books. Natascha lives on her ranch in Alberta with her horses and dogs.

Her stories show her fascination with the beauty of the Rocky Mountain wilderness and her love for the people she encounters.

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