Cupcakes & Books with Nana Prah

Deep inside every one of us, is a cupcake dying to come out. In the case of awesome author and my fellow cupcake companion, Nana Prah, her hidden treat is that of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake!
And it just so happens that her main character, Ora, in Prah's new romance novel, Midwife to Destiny, is a die-hard sweets fan. Sounds like my kind of gal!
Take it away, Nana! (be sure to save me a cupcake!)
Melissa Groeling and I have a sort of love/torture relationship. We like to torment each other with visions of cupcakes. That’s why I couldn’t come to her blog empty handed. Notice the pictures of cupcakes baked by one of my old classmates, Jennifer Korzyk. I even asked her for permission to use them.  I’ve never tasted one, but after viewing them I am of the belief that she should go into business. Do you agree? Aren’t the beautiful?
My character Ora from Midwife to Destiny loves cakes, chocolate, and sweets of any and all kinds. She enjoys anything mouthwateringly tasty, including Jason.
When the food arrived, the smell alone would’ve been enough to make her pass out with bliss. “This is delicious.” She spoke with her mouth full, overwhelmed by the extreme need to express her delight in the chef’s culinary skills.
“I told you.”
 “I will never doubt you when it comes to food. Oh my goodness!” She stopped herself just in time from eating the grilled tilapia with her fingers and then licking the spices from them.
 She’d finished half of her food before she realized she’d come on a date with more than the fish. She raised her head to see Jason watching her. “I’m sorry. I love good food and this is fabulous.”
 He chuckled. “I remember. You were the same when we ate in Cape Town. I found it attractive.”
 She tilted her head. “Are you being sarcastic?”
 “No. Your eating shows how much you enjoy the small pleasures of life.”
 “Oh.” Her skin tingled all over. How thrilling that he had discerned such a thing about her. “You’re no slouch when it comes to food yourself.”
 “I admit it. I’m a closeted fat guy waiting to get out.”
One last thing before I go. Who would have thought that Melissa, a writer of such dark novels would love cupcakes so much? Definitely not me. I would associate cupcakes more with people who write romances, like me. It seems cupcakes are universal to all genre writers. That’s a good thing.
Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.
Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.
They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages? 
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About the Author:
Nana Prah is a multi-published author of contemporary, multicultural romance. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s reading, indulging in chocolate, and enjoying life with friends and family.
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Twitter: @NanaPrah



  1. Thank you for having me on today, Melissa. Long live cupcakes!

  2. Oh my, those cupcakes are gorgeous and I bet they are delicious.

    I loved Midwife to Destiny and Ora and her sweets :)

    1. Every time my friend posts that she's baked cupcakes, I want to lick the screen. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book, Debbie.

  3. Oh, dear. I shouldn't have stopped by. Now I have a craving for cupcakes and I blame you, Nana. :D

    1. I'm so glad you did, Kiru. No worries, walk (don't drive because you'll need to burn those cupcake calories) to your nearest bakery and indulge a little.

  4. I loved t his line! “I admit it. I’m a closeted fat guy waiting to get out.” :-) And the recipe sounds (and looks) scrumptious.Thank you--I needed a special cupcake recipe for an anniversary part for this weekend. Neat!