To Die Once: An Inspirational Romance by Miranda A. Uyeh

I'm super excited to host this book for Miranda's blog tour! The cover is gorgeous, the book is endorsed by one of my fave authors, and the story sounds like my kind of read! Stay tuned to this blog for a book review in the near future! ~R 

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.

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To Die Once is available as an ebook on most sites for just $4.62! Get paperback on Amazon.

~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: Santiago Brothers Series, #1.

“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, Bestselling YA Romance Author of Prodigal
“To Die Once was both breathtakingly romantic and heartrendingly sad at points. As a reader and fellow author, I was thoroughly amazed at Miranda’s ability to so eloquently describe such a beautiful, mystery-filled story and leave the reader with constant reminder of hope for a pleasant ending.” — Heather Manning, Bestselling Author of Historical Romance, Swept to Sea

“Miranda A. Uyeh is a talented author with the unique ability to create a seamless vision for readers to dive in, enjoy, and feel instantly connected to the story. I had no trouble envisioning the very rooms, settings, and expressions on every character’s face, and that isn’t something to take for granted. It’s a skill more writers need to master, and to see it done so effectively in a debut novel was refreshing. If ‘To Die Once’ is any indication of this author’s talent, I very much look forward to seeing her wield it in future stories. Well done.” Michelle N. Onuorah, Screenwriter & Bestselling Author of Type N, Taking Names, Remember Me, and Jane.

“This is a tale that is layered with emotions, showing that the author has an understanding of people. I liked how it wasn’t a tale about “perfect people”. The characters made mistakes, some were evident, others took time to see, but the mistakes showed them they were human. Humans are in need of forgiveness, redemption, and grace…I found ‘To Die Once’ by Miranda A. Uyeh an interesting read. Her debut is written with a nice style, easy to read, yet filled with depth.” Grace Mullen, Blogger/Book Reviewer

“It’s not just a ‘boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after’-kind of story. Yes, they do fall in love and are happy—at least for a while. And, then, come the struggles, which make it not just a beautiful love story, but also a very interesting read. I like the shifting points—it connects the reader with all the main characters. And there still remain a lot of secrets, which are shared with the reader, but not before their time, which is part of the reason you want to keep reading! Wonderful story about love, friendship, and survival! Thank you very much Miranda A. Uyeh, for sharing this!” — Elsbeth, Reader

“This is such a poignant story. The emotions and events the characters endure are well written. The story is gripping and the message is powerful!”  — Shannah Mauney, Blogger/Book Reviewer
“What an amazing book! The author does a great job pulling the reader along and doesn’t disappoint with the twists and turns. Hope to read more in the coming series…and soon!” — Melissa, Reader

“What a beautifully complex story of the development of faith, the painful yet sweet journey of love, and the faithfulness and perseverance of our mighty God! The incredible love and faith that was built, destroyed, and then transformed into something even more stunning than was ever anticipated left me thoroughly speechless! I was in awe of the amazing grace and incomprehensible love that was slowly unveiled and lavishly given.” — Amber McCallister, Blogger/Book Reviewer

About the Author

Miranda A. Uyeh is an author, a book/entertainment blogger and editor of TBAP, a professional back cover copy writer, and a 2014 Inspy Award judge in the Contemporary and Suspense Romance Category. Miranda writes powerful and passionate fiction centered on romance. You can visit her on TBAP, twitter, facebook, google+, and pinterest.

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Poem 3 ~ Jennifer’s Matters of the Heart
My fair lady, they say, but my name is Jennifer
I dreamed of a life full of love that’s Tender
Was it wrong to wish on willows for norms that were Gentler?
Or hold unto a man whose love promised me Better?

I didn’t mean it; I didn’t see it Coming
Passion and romance so rich and Stunning
Swept into the arms of a man so Cunning
He teased my senses so, and I stopped Running

When I realized the truth, it was too Late
My feet had sunk beyond redemption’s own Pate
My heart, my soul, I’d given and promised to Wait
For the one I called my love, my all, my true Mate

I could swear my joy was God’s own Fate
Bestowed upon me in bountiful Rate
Why else was it sweet like delicious Date
Or beautiful like roses hung on a Gate

But little did I know that a bit of a Lie
Was poison that could kill and cause me to Die
To die once—my love, my heart—I Sigh
Rodrigo, my love, you’ve left me high and Dry

I will never forgive, I will never Relent
I will weep my heart out until I’m Spent
I’ll let the roses die because you’ve Sent
A dagger through my heart—I hate you and God—I won’t Repent

But grace was in the wind; it blew and it Sang
It whispered in my ears, soothing a painful Pang
Promising to break my fall and not let my heart Bang
Against lies like cutting rock, and even the thorn’s Fang

For a while I rebuffed it—no more deceit will I Take
But somehow deep within, I knew this voice was no Fake
It breathed peace like a river so that my soul would Wake
To see God’s love—my Father’s grace—all for my Sake

Finally, it dawned on me how I’d gotten it all Wrong
I’d turned my back, too, on the one who’d being my friend all Along
But I remembered it all, and I prayed, “Oh, God, make me Strong.”
Teach me love, fill my soul, and in my mouth put a Song

God, so faithful, my great All in All
Found me, restored me, and gave me a Ball
My prince, Rodrigo, He healed and made Tall
So we could dance again to our heart’s content in the great Hall