Guest post by Chineka Williams + INT giveaway

Today we have the pleasure to welcome Chineka Williams, the author of ‘Love Illusion’. We’ve been following Chineka’s updates for quite some time and were so excited to hear she published her debut in February this year. We’ll be reviewing it soon, so stay tuned. But in the mean time, read her post and make sure you enter the fantastic INT giveaway (details found bellow). Many thanks to lovely Chineka for visiting This Chick Reads and sponsoring this great giveaway.



Writing while having a personal life can be challenging, but it can be done. Both are important in a writers life and should be nurtured equally. For me the balance can get a little hectic, but through scheduling and being organized I have found a way to make it work for me.

Planning and making time for writing is half the battle. If you make time for it then you will be more likely to stick to the commitment of writing. My favorite planner to use is the Life Planner from Erin Condren.

 At the beginning of each month I sit down and write down all of the events and things that I have to do for my personal life in my planner. Then I pencil in writing time. I at least schedule an hour of writing time. Ive found that writing late at night works best for me. Nighttime is the quietest and most relaxing part of my day and I find that my words come pouring out effortlessly.

 If I schedule writing during the day I will often go to the library. It is quiet and a place where I  can think clearly. All of the writing inspiration being so close by doesnt hurt either.

 It is good to get some writing in everyday no matter how many words end up on the paper. Remember that any amount of words is more words than you had before.This will keep you in the practice of writing and keep your skills fresh.



Lucy is a confident PR professional, who is fearful of her troubled ex-boyfriend Charles. He is in denial about their breakup. With issues of alcoholism and abandonment, he spirals out of control. 

Meanwhile, Lucy’s best friend Jade has found love and is about to get married. She is a loyal friend who is there for Lucy every step of the way. 

Feeling trapped, Lucy is determined to fight back against Charles, but it won’t be without complication. After great debate, she optimistically accepts a new job offer miles away. Lucy soon embarks on an uncertain journey all connected to love.

About the Author


Chineka Williams found a love of reading and writing early on as a child. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Books and Stilettos is the blog that she maintains for all things women’s fiction and writing updates. Outside of reading, her hobbies include baking, playing the clarinet, photography, and DIY. She can always be seen with a cup of tea close by. Love Illusion is her debut novel.


Thanks to lovely Chineka, we have two e-books of ‘Love Illusion’ to give away. The giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 48 hours to claim their prize by responding to our e-mail. In case we don’t hear from them in 48 h, we’ll have to pick another winner. This Chick Reads is not responsible for the delivering of your prize. This giveaway is sponsored by Chineka Williams. Enter through rafflecopter and best of luck!
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Posted on May 7, 2014, in giveaway, guest post and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sheerie Franks

    Never heard of this author so would love to try her book, my gosh, the author has a beautiful face!!! Lovely blog and thank you for the chance of the give-away. X

  2. Jessica Meddick

    Yes, I want to read this book. It sounds so good!

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