Blog tour highlights and Poetry

Author Me (Jude Itakali) 14/05/2021

Hi everyone. It’s just under three days to the live release of my new book; CROSSROADS (Winds of love) on Amazon.

In this post, I’ll be sharing clips from the Pre-order blog promotion tour. The blogs and websites that hosted and promoted this book are amazing so I hope you read on and explore them.

I’ve written and placed some poetry within this post, which is close to a few themes that are found in the book.

The ocean rages and the falls cascade
Thrills rise, then plummet to impetuous depths
And I think of you
Where once there was love
Now pain remains

If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know that I really admire Jude’s blog and I am a huge fan of his writing. I was so happy to hear that he had put out a book and it was now available to preorder. I wanted to share this news with you guys because…

Pooja of Lifesfinewhine

Congratulations to our fellow blogger, Jude Itakali on his new book to be published/released on 17th May 2021, at which time, Amazon will dispatch deliveries to the owners…

Eugenia of Eugi’s Causerie

Your hand is inviting
Your eyes sincere and imploring
But your heartbeat is steady!
Calculated!
Treacherous!

Today, we want to tell you about the upcoming new release of Jude Itakali’s poetry book…

If you love poetry as much as we do, I know you will want to read this wonderfully emotive collection…

Jaye of jenanita

We have a new published author in our community. Congratulations to Jude Itakali, we love to see authors grow! ❤

‘I wish you could stay perfect
But each failed love
And each broken heart
Has painted you anew… ‘

Luna of lunasonline

All that was beautiful, now mocks me
The resplendent night sky, hides secrets in plain sight
The vermillion sunrise, paints scars in bloody hues
And I hide from all their beauty; because it reminds me of you

Jude has taken part in Tanka Tuesday for a few years now. Each week I look forward to his special brand of poetic magic. Welcome, Jude!

“Hi, Colleen…

Colleen of Word craft prose and poetry

Jude is a regular participant in the Colleen Chesebro weekly poetry challenge and contributed to the recently released Poetry Treasures…

Sally of Smorgasbord blog magazine

My refuge is darkness
Don’t let them see your pain!
My hope is in solace
Search deep for purpose!
The love I seek is evasive
But on my own,
Its scents grow stronger

If you enjoy beautifully written poems that stir your blood, this book is a must read…

Review by Robbie of Robbie’s inspiration

Anyone already familiar with Jude’s skill in blending poetic forms with prose and storytelling is sure to love this collection, as is anyone who appreciates sumptuous, sensuous poetry delivered by a unique poetic voice. Highly recommended!

Review by Ingrid of experiments in fiction
Book cover

I’m so grateful and thankful to all these beautiful people. I hope you check out their websites; you won’t believe how much you can learn, enjoy and network through and with them.

PS

Just three more days to take advantage of the pre-order discount for CROSSROADS (Winds of love)
On Amazon here

Proof I’m not a robot, Lol.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the mention Jude.. have a good weekend.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure. Have a good one too.

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  2. jazzytower says:

    I am excited for you. You are having one of the most well thought out roll out of a book I’ve seen. I wish you great success Jude!

    Pat

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pat, I’m just being creative with the advice I’m getting. Learning as I go.

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      1. jazzytower says:

        You’re doing well🙂

        Pat

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much. That’s very encouraging.

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  3. Ingrid says:

    Best of luck with the book launch Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid. I have no idea what I’m going to do for the launch, the hard copies are a few weeks away. But I’ll figure something out over the weekend.

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      1. Ingrid says:

        I will look out for the launch!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        🙏🏽😃🌷❤️

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Congrats Jude! This is great news! I’ll pre-order mine, nice to see you too!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad to hear that Elizabeth. Thank you 😇❤️🧡🙏🏾

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        Welcome! I ordered the kindle version! Can’t wait to have it!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yay, 😍 thanks Elizabeth.

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  5. skipread says:

    Congratulations Jude. You might also consider selling it through my website. 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you. I visited but I did not see details.

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  6. mariamichaela says:

    Thanks for the poetry, Jude. You know, I always look forward to your posts. I’m super excited for your book and can’t wait to read it.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela. I’m glad you do. I look forward to your feedback as well😇🙏🏽🧡❤️

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  7. Dora says:

    Jude,
    This is so exciting to read. 😀
    ~🕊Dora

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora. Glad you like it. ❤️

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  8. -Eugenia says:

    Thanks for the mention, Jude, and good luck with the book launch!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure Eugi. I’m still nowhere with the launch so I have a busy weekend.

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  9. Aparna says:

    Keep blogging 🤞🤗

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Aparna.

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  10. Sadje says:

    Congratulations Jude. Wonderful reviews. I wish you all the best my friend

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much Sadje🧡

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Jude.

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  11. Janani says:

    I’ve pre ordered my copy and very excited to read it. Good luck for the launch Jude!! 💛

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Janani. That means so much.❤️❤️ The hard copies are a few weeks away so I’m having to be creative with the launch.

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  12. Fantastic, Jude. I will post my review to Amazon as soon as I receive my copy. Sharing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roberta. You’re amazing. ❤️

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  13. So excited! Best of luck! I will be ordering soon🤗🥂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad to hear that Sirishty. Thank you so much. 💕

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      1. It’s my pleasure Jude! 🙏🤗

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  14. Jude, I love this photo of you! It’s so good to see your smiling face. This was a brilliant compilation of support! I love our poetic community! Congratulations and best wishes on the first of many poetry books in your future. ❤️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen, you’re so invaluable to me. My next is a novel, I mentioned it a bit in my post today.

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      1. It’s all exciting! I’m so proud of you, Jude. ❤️

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  15. Best of luck with your new book! That’s a happy smile. 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Marje🙏🏽🧡

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  16. Diana says:

    All the best for your book launch, Jude! ❤️❤️🌌💫

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Diana. 🌷

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  17. Roshni says:

    Congratulations and best wishes, Jude!!! These reviews are amazing☺☺

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni. 🙏🏽😃

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  18. Chris Hall says:

    Congratulations, Jude! You’re really on a roll 🙂 I’ve just added the paperback version of your book to my Amazon cart, ‘cos I’ve got to hold this one in my hands!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, yeah I’m steaming ahead to the release date. Not sure what I’ll do then but I’m working on it this weekend. I don’t have hardcopies yet.
      I’m so grateful to you Chris. I intend to show it in some way. 🙏🏽🧡🧡🧡

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        Only a pleasure for my writing buddy, eh? 🙂

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  19. Pooja G says:

    Reblogged this on Lifesfinewhine and commented:
    So excited for the live release! If you haven’t already checked out Jude’s blog and this book I would highly recommend doing so immediately.

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  20. Pooja G says:

    Congratulations and all the best with the release! So excited and happy to see you doing amazing things 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pooja. I think you’ll like the novel I’m working on. Spring 2022

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      1. Pooja G says:

        I think I will too- I am very excited for you to finish that.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        ❤️❤️🌷🧡

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  21. Manoj Mehra says:

    Congratulations on the publication of your book.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. 🙏🏾

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  22. Ashi Joseph says:

    Lovely Poetry !!! I could read these over and over again…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ashi. You’d definitely like the book. 😁

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  23. indishe says:

    Congratulations

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

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  24. Jules says:

    Just wanted you to know that your book will arrive at my home next week 💕

    Continued success – and remember to look into making a submission (s) for Word Craft, Word Weaving 😀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules. It means much more than you know.

      How can I submit for word weaving.

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      1. Jules says:

        Go to the links – to the Word Weaving site and to the Submit page. 😀 Or
        Word Weaving; Submissions
        Check out the blog while you are there 😀

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  25. michnavs says:

    Congratulations Jude…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Michelle 🤩

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  26. Wow Jude. You garnered so much love and attention. i’m so happy for you. Happy to see your hard work paying off. i’m sure the journey to now has taken much more than what meets the eye and that’s what makes all the difference. you deserve all the accolades and fuss. make the most. live it up. you earned it. now time to own it. blessings for greater success and greater breakthroughs.

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