Thursday, February 9, 2023

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: A Divine Romance by Ifueko Ogbomo

A Divine Romance JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Divine Romance by Ifueko Ogbomo, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

A Divine Romance Title: A Divine Romance 
Author: Ifueko Ogbomo 
Publisher: InspiroLogos Publishing 
Release Date: February 14, 2023 
Genre: Historical Romance Biblical Fiction 

Hers is the flawless face no man has seen—except her father. 

His is the foreign face everyone reveres—save his family. 

The royal decree that couples this unlikely pair will make or break the history of an ancient empire.

Considered a gift from the sun god due to her arresting eyes, Asenath was veiled in childhood and destined to marry Egyptian royalty. The 17-year-old is resigned to a loveless future in the royal harem, when Pharaoh’s shocking declaration forces her to marry the new vizier of Egypt—a mystical foreigner with powers of divination. 

Known as Zaphnath-Paaneah, her husband turns out to be handsome, charming, and possibly insane since he worships an invisible god and expects her—the daughter of a high priest—to do the same. Facing a fate seemingly worse than that she grew up dreading, she desperately searches for a way out of the arranged marriage. The secrets she uncovers usher her into a world of intrigue and treachery that questions all her beliefs about men, gods, and love. Will theirs be the most monumental mismatch made in Egyptian history, or will her daring demand for a sign from his god make all her childhood fantasies come true? 

Combining original poetry with well-researched history, A Divine Romance is an Own Voices retelling of a beloved Biblical tale that takes readers on a riveting journey through Ancient Egypt and introduces them to a fresh, poetic voice in Christian fiction.

“In a writing style reminiscent of Tessa Afshar, Ifueko Ogbomo spins a breathtaking tale readers won’t be able to put down!”

~ Heidi Chiavaroli, Carol Award-winning author of The Orchard House and Hope Beyond the Waves 

“A Divine Romance that will resonate in our hearts well past the last page.” ~ Toni Shiloh, Christy Award-winning author of In Search of a Prince 

“Gifted storytelling brings an intricate cast of characters to life and portrays the greatest kind of love there is . . ." ~ Jenna Van Mourik, author of Jerusalem’s Daughter 



“You see . . . I would like to get to know you a little better, first. No facades, no servants, no obligations. Just a man and a woman, taking a leisurely stroll.” He reached out his right hand in invitation, with his palm facing downwards. “Please?”

A stroll? This is one peculiar man. Thoroughly perplexed, Asenath reminded herself that she was the daughter of a noble, and nobility was nothing if not well-mannered. She placed her left palm on his right and they began to walk.

“What do you think of the garden?” he asked, making a sweeping gesture with his available hand.

Asenath gave a cursory glance around. “It is a garden.”

If he caught her reticence, he did not let on. Unperturbed, he asked, “Have you a favorite bloom?”

“You are a diviner, so you tell me,” she retorted.

The broad smile he flashed revealed an impeccable set of shiny teeth. “I see you have heard stories about me. As have I, about you. Life has taught me no echo can ever be as trustworthy as the original sound. Therefore, I would prefer to hear about the daughter of Potiphera from her radiant self.”

“I see.” Handsome, charming, and spouting proverbs. Na’eemah would love him. “You may ask what you will, on one condition.”

“And that is?”

“You answer two questions first.”

“You have my ears.”

“What were you doing back there on your knee?”


“You said no facades, as I recall.”

“Praying,” he said simply.

“Praying!” she said with a surprised laugh. “To which god? I saw no statue. I smelled no incense.”

“To the invisible God.”

Invisible? Surely he jests; but I can play along. “And what do you call this invisible God?”

“He has no name,” he shrugged.

“An invisible God with no name. Interesting.” He is out of his mind. That explains a lot.

He laughed from his belly. It was a rich, infectious sound, and she found herself smiling ever so slightly.

About the Author

Ifueko Ogbomo

Ifueko Fex Ogbomo is a prize-winning Nigerian poet, storyteller, voice artist, and sickle cell activist whose life’s motto is ‘to inspire with words.’ Under her alias ‘Lady InspiroLogos,’ she is best known for her custom spoken word and song performances, which have graced global stages. For her internationally-acclaimed work in the performing arts, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services classified her as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts and awarded her permanent US residency (2017).

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writer’s association, Ifueko is passionate about using spoken word artistry and storytelling to share the gospel, and to raise awareness on both autism and sickle cell anemia. Her first book, Yellow Eyes Gone White!, is a faith-inspiring memoir that details her personal struggles with the genetic blood disorder. Ifueko’s poem, My Utmost Delight, is the opening chapter of Revell’s 2022 publication, Voices of Lament, a collection of essays, poems, liturgies, and prayers by 29 BIPOC Christian women contributors exploring issues of injustice, heartache, and deep suffering. 

A classically-trained vocalist, Ifueko graduated summa cum laude, with a B.A. Honors (Music with a minor in Computer Science) from Texas Lutheran University. The last of three children born to a military father and a fashion designer mother, Ifueko has visited four of the seven continents and known many “homes," but she currently resides in Orlando, Florida. Proudly neurodivergent, and INFJ on the Myers-Briggs scale, she enjoys creative expression, African fashion, gluten-free dining, and exotic destinations. But nothing beats a quiet day at home, flying through the pages of a Christian romance while snacking on plantain chips! 

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of A Divine Romance and Voices of Lament!

A Divine Romance JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 7, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 14, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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