Emem Bassey

Emem Bassey loves romance in all its forms. She writes what she calls a hybrid romance - love stories with bits and pieces of other genres, definitely with a plus size heroine. She discovered the joys of writing at age 17 and hasn't stopped since. She staunchly believes the world is filled with tragedy, so she writes to entertain and lighten the heart. Emem lives at Uyo, Akwa Ibom state and is basically a ghost to her neighbours.

Books by Emem Bassey

a tycoon and circumstance

Casmir Otong and Louisa Ndon both have baggage they aren't sharing. Casmir was never happy in his marriage and still wasn't happy even after his wife's death. Louisa knows no peace for want of revenge on a thug who killed her father. Desperate circumstances bring them together, twice and they are inseparable after that. Casmir is willing to help Louisa even though she's pregnant with another man's child. Louisa holds on to a secret a moment too long and looses everything. Tinged with hot, passionate love scenes. A definite happy ever after of bad leading to good.

the duct series

Duct simply means a channel. And a channel conveys things whether in waves, liquid or solid forms. The Duct Series have stories of romance and love conveyed or made possible through criminal events. The main characters of this romance fest had crime as the duct to their happy endings. Crime connected and strengthened their love!

the unromantic series

Akan and Rose meet in the weirdest of circumstances. Rose had been struggling with the weight of her ex's large TV and hadn't minded where she'd been going when Akan hit her. He rushes her to the hospital but ends up spending the hours left till midnight with her. Akan's convinced that she's mentally unstable, yet can't understand why he couldn't get her off his mind two months after that night. Rose only had a few people she could trust, her late parents not included. It's a tight circle, yet, the man she only knew as Prude had made an impression; a man who called her Hurricane. There's no romance between this two, only elemental emotions.

shots fired

Rita needed to befriend any management staff of Global Press Limited to get to the owner of the company. It didn't matter who. It should have been a simple situation of using an unsuspecting person, but then she met the new Branch Manager - melanin, drool worthy, Benjamin Inyang. Ben was good at ignoring crass women who flirted without dignity. Rita Ukara was supposed to be one of such, despite being an insanely smart, annoying pest whose height reached only to his chest. But he caught himself wondering if her hair was naturally long or artificial, also, how would it feel when he plunged his hands into it or, perhaps, grabbed her wide, curvy hips?

once upon a christmas eve

“Stop me anytime you want. Call it off anytime you feel you can’t go forward with it. I will not be angry. This is just an experience amazing women like you should have once in a life time.” Eno Joshua is having a bad night at work and makes a wish she didn’t really mean. Or did she? When Edifon Etti returns into her life, four years after a steamy night in a hotel room she’d rather forget, everything goes faster than she can control. Others get steamier than she expected once upon a Christmas Eve.

fair odds

How did one go from not noticing a person for two whole years to being obsessed in a few weeks? Darius Udeng should have only been concerned about the devious, yet unknown, competitor trying to discredit his top notch security company; threatening, so far, the biggest deal Secure Inc. has ever had.. However, a chance encounter where his secretary kissed him thinking he was a stranger had him tying her to him with a contract as his mistress for a month. As the deadline approached, Darius felt reluctant letting Nsikan go even as he suspected she’d been selling out client details to the competitor.

aunty vero (ubiak etto series #1)

Veronica is a visitor at Ubiak-Etto. She knows this when her boyfriend of many years leaves her for an eighteen year old girl and everyone turns on her as though she’s the one that cheated. And when, months later, she unwittingly walks into the macabre masquerade tradition that no one had warned her about. Her hero is the highest masquerade of the land; the looming beast has to do the unthinkable to save her from the others. Is it still terrible if tingles of pleasure shoot through her body? Warning: This is a weird insta-love story with a guaranteed HEA. If you love weird, heart thumping, pant melting romance that takes your imagination on a wild ride – this is so for you!

forever destiny

What do you call a blind date that isn't so blind? Tess Ekanem is shocked to come face to face with a past she had tried and so far, had succeeded to forget and avoid. All the mostly forgotten feelings of hurt and betrayal came hurtling back into her heart and she channeled it into a slap that stunned her blind date. Jeff Enang isn't a stranger to slaps but it usually came from women he could recognize not from a beautiful, chubby strange woman - his blind date. He should have been angry but all he wanted was to know her more. Thoughts of her made him want to dine with the devil if only to find her but that never happened. Instead, his child gets kidnapped and he's faced with the realization that his blind date could, possibly, be the mother of his daughter. Forever Destiny tells a story of what's yours is yours.

like ours (retired navy men series #2)

BLURB Matt Akang had been killed in a boating explosion – at least, that was the official report released by the Nigerian Navy. No one mentioned the robbery he'd planned and carried out with three other officers – also declared dead. No one mentioned the huge amount of money carted away that night. Ten years later, Matt Eben resurfaced to save his twin brother's life. However, returning to being a ghost became difficult, especially when he met voluptuous beauty – Jane Ituen. With snarky Jane in trouble and in need of a pretend fiancé ASAP, Matt offers himself but insists the marriage must be real. The couple are happy even though Matt has a looming dark secret. Everything is unbelievably blissful until someone from Matt's past shows up for retribution.


When Kenny meets Kate as a teenager, he mistakes her for a boy. Eight years later, his father forces him into an arranged marriage with her. Kenny hates her on sight, while Kate has been in love with him forever. She plans on making her marriage work no matter what. But Kenny plans on fighting his father’s control with all his might. Unfortunately, that control included his marriage.

fave ogre

For two years, Chris Dandy only had his uncle, his boxing, and sometimes, carpentry. A trip to the hardware store changed all that. A glimpse of a beautiful woman and her child filled his head with forbidden fantasies; forbidden because the woman was probably someone’s wife. Except days later, she and the child appeared at his door, demanding asylum. For those two years, every sleepless night, every punch, every scar, every form of pain that came Chris Dandy’s way had been a source of atonement for what he’d done to his friend. Now he’s faced with the fact that his friend had not committed suicide but had been murdered. He’s faced with protecting James Akai’s sister and his daughter until the bad guys are apprehended. Chris is also faced with the undeniable attraction for his friend’s sister tearing at his soul. With a chance to atone, he couldn’t give in to what he wouldn’t have dared if his friend had lived. Despite what Liz Akai thought, he couldn’t. Or could he?

hooked up

It was meant to be a fling. Two strangers, unavoidably attracted to each other, taking the edge off. But these things never go as planned. Tiabasi is left with consequences she's not prepared for. And Nathan can't get the enigmatic lady from the garden off his mind. These two are about to find out that love barges in with no permission. It also stays without consent. This story can be read as a standalone complete with an HEA. However, to enjoy it more, you can read Rita and Ben's story - Shots Fired - also available on Bambooks.

love's courage

Years after a harrowing marriage of convenience, Tim is still struggling to live life without the shackles of her past. Encouraged by her brother and his book gift on her twenty-fifth birthday, she decides to try doing things differently. Making a list that included, but not limited to a mind-blowing sexual encounter, Tim sets out to start with the simplest tasks - trying something new and making friends. However, the night ends explosively when she meets Dave. After a day of some disappointments, Dave - an associate professor who just got transferred to a new university, simply wants to relax with a bottle of lager. What he discovers is the woman of his dreams. Fortune has them spending the night together and he’s convinced he has found the one. Except, Tim slips away, and Dave has no way of getting in touch with her. Thinking he had lost her, he is however shocked to find her in his first class, on his first day at the university.

loosened (duct 5)

Extremely reserved Abigail Ekanem enjoyed her sheltered existence as Principal of Ahead Nursery and Primary School. Or so she thought until she was unexpectedly thrown into the world of crime, pregnant, chubby women with guts the size of Africa and guns. Nothing prepared her for that new world or for the man in the centre of it. His touch shook the tightrope of her reservation, seeking to loosen it. However, Abigail worried about the dangers of letting go, especially, as a threat hovered in her horizon. Samuel 'Shaggy' Edoh wanted Abigail from the moment she'd tackled him to the ground during a rescue mission. Never had he ached, so much, to know everything about a woman. He wasn't even into committed relationships. Yet, he wanted to unravel her in the most sensual manner. Additionally, he wanted to take care of her, protect, love and takeout any perceived threats in her vicinity - whether she liked it or not.

fate happened (duct 6)

Ruth Morgan Ekpembe grew up amidst true love and the sacrifices couples made to have and keep it. She recognized love at fifteen when she fell for Java – Desmond Udom – the man whom her father resented for his part in a previous threat against their large family. At fifteen, she understood she could not have what she desperately desired, so she left it to fate. However, at twenty-one, it seemed she still could not get her happy ever after. The only difference now was that she could and would fight for it, even as the figurative fight morphed into the literal with a threat looming over Java’s life. Java was no villain and certainly no hero; he was a nerd. Morgan Ekpembe, the meanest among the clan detested him openly. Yet, it was Morgan’s daughter that Java could not live without. He’d avoided her teen crush on him, but as an adult, Ruth took residence in his soul. Despite his debilitating dread, he would face Morgan for Ruth, for love.

tutored for each other (small town tales #1)

When the opportunity to tutor students for the prestigious JAMB examination in a backwater town came up, Kere grabbed it as a means to forget his heartbreak. Except, when he got there, he had only one student, someone who set his blood ablaze without trying. This was an unfortunate development, seeing as he was her teacher, and he wanted nothing to do with women and relationships. But tell that to his palpitating heart and risque imaginations. Being an orphan, Alice expected nothing good in her life. However, good things flowed when her searching aunt finally found her after nineteen years. The woman wished the best for Alice including attending university despite her disinterest in school. That meant she had to pass the JAMB examination and to do so, she needed tutoring. Cue in the most handsome man she'd ever seen. If this manly perfection tutored her, would it be to pass her examination or to fall, hopelessly in love with him?

crafted for each other (small town tales #2)

Etah Eboh has only ever loved one woman - Vicky. Yet, he married her nemesis - Vera. Four years later, he's divorced. A year after that, he becomes a victim of modern slavery. As he's trying to recover from that, Vicky and Vera return to his life and hometown at about the same period. Despite the complication of his visibly pregnant ex-wife living in his house, and people thinking the baby was his, Etah is determined to win Vicky back into his life. Except, how do they close a twenty year gap fraught with pain and unspoken secrets? Victoria Davies is determined to never be the topic of small town Mkpani gossips like her mother had been. Nonetheless, that proves difficult when an old flame reappears in her life. Etah is determined to rekindle a love affair that seems like an unattainable fairy tale to Vicky after twenty years. However, her plans involve staying away from men. Added to her terrible past, she endeavours to keep Etah at bay. But how long can her strength last?

scripted for each other (small town tales #3)

At forty, Mfon surely knew what he wanted in his forever woman, and it wasn't a fair skinned one. He succeeded in stumping the seductive efforts of his married Executive Producer, and went to Mkpani during the Leboku Festival for filming. Mfon had barely gotten into town when he sighted the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen. Suddenly, she became everything he wanted in his life even though she had the fairest skin he'd ever encountered and a dangerous boyfriend. Recently orphaned Bright Omini had to visit Mkpani to live with her late mother's cousin for a while. Then the movie people came to Mkpani and she was faced with her all time celebrity crush who seemed attracted to her too. Except, nothing could happen between them because of her boyfriend. Nonetheless, something happened. Then calamity broke them apart and Bright was left wondering if it had all been a dream.


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