*$10.00 Amazon Gift Card

*$10.00 ITunes Gift Card

*$10.00 Starbuck’s Gift Card

*One (1) Autographed Paperback copy of: Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies

*One (1) e-book copy of: Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women


# of Winners for this stop: 5


I read a lot. I also buy a lot. Reading and Reviewing Member Author’s Books is my priority. To date, I have read and reviewed over ninety titles of member authors. I’d like to introduce you to my books and I do hope that you will take the time to check them out.


In Mirror of Our Lives, four Nigerian women share the compelling tales of their troubled lives and failed marriages, revealing how each managed to not only survive, but triumph under difficult and repressive circumstances.

Njide, Nneka, Miss Nelly, and Oby relive their stories of passion, deceit, heartache, and strength as they push through life—each on a unique journey to attain happiness, self-respect and inner peace. But none of the women’s journeys is without misjudgments and missteps. Njide falls in love at first sight, marries Tunji too quickly, and is dismayed when Tunji shows his true colors. Nneka once thought that she and Oji were the perfect couple—until Oji traveled to the United States. Miss Nelly is a kind and good-natured woman who allows everyone to take advantage of her—even her husband, whom she married only for his name. But everyone wonders why Oby and Mat even married at all, for their marriage was a battle from the very beginning.

The tales in Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women will inspire womenaround the world to never give up, to discover a sense of worth, and most of all, to learn to love themselves above everyone else.


This is the way we do it!



Nigerian Death Legends

Come Alive in ‘the Walking Dead’

The world of the traditional Igbo society of Nigeria is a world in which the dead visit and interact easily with the living. It is also a world in which most of the time the living are at the mercy of the gods.
When 15-year-old Osondu goes missing, his mother searches for her son and faces the same fate. Now they are both missing. There is a thin line dividing the land of the living and the land of the dead, so thin that spirits from both lands coexist. And sometimes in the story, it is difficult to differentiate between the living and the dead. Both have bodies, with the living existing in their bodies, while the dead use borrowed bodies.
Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies is a fascinating journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos. The book draws readers into the Igbo people’s ancient and traditional beliefs of life and death. You will be enthralled.


Come Have Fun With Me!

Buy the Kindle version at Amazon:-
Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies

Buy the B&N e-Pub version at:-
Legend of the Walking Dead:Igbo Mythologies

Link to my Author’s Website

YouTube Link the Book’s Trailer

My Blog Address

Links to my FB Pages

Link to my “Who Is Who On The Shelf”

My Interveiew on UTube (Italian Book)

Amazon.Com Link to Mirror of Our Lives……

Barnes & Noble Link to Mirror of Our Lives

Trailer: Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women

Twitter Handle: @Jinlobify


Oya! Let the Party Begin!

When You Are Done,

“Please click here:

for your next #RRBC BOOK and BLOG BLOCK PARTY!”

 Here are my Winners!

1st place: Renae Lucas-Hall,
$10.00 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place: John Fioravanti,
$10.00 ITunes Gift Card

3rd place: Marc Estes,
$10.00 Starbuck’s Gift Card

4th place: John Howell,
One (1) Autographed Paperback copy of: Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies

5th place: Cassidy Salem,
One (1) e-book copy of: Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women


  1. It looks like you’re having lots of fun, Joy! Wishing you much more. I have both of your books and hope to read them soon. They’re on my TBR list. What a beautiful blog too. I always enjoy reading about your books and you.


    1. Hi Kim, welcome to the party. Thank you for the support. I have read “Haunted Hearts,” and have “Get Out Or Die” on my Kindle. 🙂 So as you can see, we are both on the roll. 🙂 Thank you for showing up at the party.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Don’t be Suzanne, I had a great time doing it. There is nothing like reading good books. It helps too with the writing. I have learned a lot. Thank you for showing up. 🙂


  2. Wow…you should truly be commended for reviewing 90 books. I hope you are feeling the same “level of love” back. I know I did when my blog ran a few days back.
    I am going to pick up a copy of Mirror of Our Lives for me, and a close friend of mine, who is Nigerian, and share with her if she hasn’t read it already.


    1. Yes Maurice, I have read that much and counting. I know my time will come too, and others will pay back. This is the whole idea of blogging and touring. 🙂 Thank you for showing up at the party.


  3. Hi Joy! It’s lovely to learn more about you and the inspiration behind your work. Absolutely fascinating! Also, it’s remarkable to learn you have read and reviewed over 90 titles for fellow members and authors. Your support is truly inspiring. I’ve added your books to my must read list! Best wishes! 🙂


  4. Joy this is such a great post and I love love love the photos! I have read both Legends of the Walking Dead and Mirror of Our Lives and enjoyed them both. To have a strong voice as a writer is so important, and you certainly have that! You are aptly named, as it truly is a Joy to know you 🙂 Very best wishes for all your future endeavours.


    1. Yes Hamz, You are one of my best supporters. I really owe you big. And now you are even more to me. Thank you for being there for me, and for all you do for all of us. Please enjoy the party. John H. brought some good reds. 🙂


  5. Hello Joy. I’m a very late visitor: been a busy day. Thanks for all your support for RRBC. I enjoyed Mirror of our Lives. I must add Legend to my list. Shame it’s not a real party: from your descriptions in your book, I would love to tuck in to one of your buffets!


    1. My, my! It is a real party! 🙂 Nothing can be more real than this Steve. Welcome and enjoy yourself. I read your awesome review of Mirror. I look forward to your views on Legend. Have fun. 🙂


  6. Somebody told me there’s a party going on over here, and that Joy is giving away a new car. What? Wait a minute. My bad. Joy is giving away great GIFT CARDS! Even better than a new car! Excellent post, Joy. I love the photos! May success find you today.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amen Beem! Great Cars, great Cards, one and the same. You just wait, one day someone will be giving away Cars. 🙂 Thank you for coming by. If you like wine, have a glass. John H. brought some. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Dr. Li-Bamijoko! I was so glad to see that “Jinlobify” was the author of Mirror of Our Lives. I read and reviewed it in the spring and I loved it! I’ve been following several Nigerian authors, and you are right at the top. I also enjoyed your inspiring interview with your beautiful dialect as well as your artistic trailers. I’m looking forward to Legend of the Walking Dead! You are awesome! Enjoy your day!


    1. Oh Ernestine! That was you? I read your awesome review. Thank you so much. Now I know what my next book is going to be. I always do a return match! 🙂 Welcome to the party, and do enjoy yourself.


  8. Joy, you are incredible and I enjoyed getting a glimpse of your culture – will have to add your books to my TBR list.


  9. Joy I really appreciate you for sharing your culture with us. I finished reading and reviewing Legend Of The Walking Dead and it was fascinating. I think it is a healthy outlook to look at death as just the beginning instead of the end as we seem to do in our American culture. Learning more about you helps me to see who I am. I have not tried yet to trace my ancestry back to African nations but I have started it. I’m back to the 1800s Tennessee. I didn’t know my families roots were there because my mother was raised in Oklahoma and California. We are so mixed up in this country until we don’t really know who we are fully. I think its so important to know your culture and who you are. Good job Joy!


    1. Thank you so much Shirley for your kind words and insightful thoughts about Legend. My people are so rooted to the land that we always return to it no matter were we are, or how long away we have been. Do you know that when one of us die here, in this county, even though we are citizens, we carry them home? I was telling my daughter, the other day, that if she doesn’t bury me back home, I will haunt her until she does. 🙂


      1. I have always admired how your culture reverence the dead. Even your ceremonies are so special. My friend, Roseline Onwenu, buried her brother in law and it went on til dawn. Of course, I wasn’t up to hanging out that long, but it was different. I went to a New Orleans funeral at a Catholic church here, where they played trumpets and horns and found that fascinating as well. I’d like to know what they think of the afterlife. I also took note as to how pious and reverent the African priest were living in this country temporarily before they went home; or just visiting here as interns. I was working at a catholic church where I got inspired to write my Catholic story and where I became good friends with a Nigerian priest and met the seminarians. I have to tell you a sad story about one of our African priest some other time. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll blog about it.


        1. Thank you Shirley for showing this much interest in my culture. We really believe that death is not final. In the past, the death was buried with implements that will help him/her navigate his/her way through the journey to the spirit world.


  10. If you’re reading the comments and you’re looking for a great book to read then I highly recommend “Mirror of Our Lives”. These four stories are very powerful. I really enjoyed the book and I’m sure you will too! The stories will burrow their way into your heart and your soul and you’ll remember this book for a long time.
    I hope everyone is enjoying the party and I hope you have a wonderful day!


  11. Hi, Joy. Peter Wendt here,. My WordPress is messed up at the moment.

    Dropped in to the party. Your pics remind me of New Orleans. Hope your day goes great 🙂


  12. (Makes a beeline for the cooler!) Mmmm! Lovely vino John H! 😉
    Joy – what can I say? Every time I visit you there’s yet another layer of you and your work to discover! I really loved watching your interview for Cinema E Africa – your energy and grace is just amazing and I’m so glad that you shared it with us today 😀
    RRBC people are the best and this month-long party is proving it almost effortlessly 🙂 Have a really super time at your party today and I know you’re going to make a lot of new friends and fans – you surely do spin the Joy and deserve all the attention and accolades that come your way! I’m proud to know you and very glad we met ❤


  13. Great post Joy. I love the photos too. I’ve learnt quite a lot about your writing from the RRBC Pay it Forward weeks. I’m glad John bought wine to the party. It’s time for us all to celebrate your work. I hope you have a fabulous day today! RRBC Rocks!


  14. Thank you for this post and for your work! I’m so impressed by how far-reaching your platform is and your desire to share your culture so powerfully. Looking forward to reading more soon. Best to you today!


  15. Hello from Canada, Joy! I’m enjoying Mirror of Our Lives – looking forward to Legends too! I hope you have a wonderful crowd here today… no doubt, John Howell will be along later with drinks!


  16. Great prizes you’re offering, Joy. I have Mirror of Our Lives and will be reading it soon. I love your trailer for Legend of the Walking Dead. Also, thanks so much for your awesome review of JEM 🙂


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