AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Alan Brenham, iDilip Dahanukar, iMargaret Hardisty, iLiana Margiva, iPhillip Rice, iSonny Hudson, iRegis Schilken, i

  Home > Romance > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Dorothy A Atabong

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· 1 Titles
· 2 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Dorothy A Atabong, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


The Princess Of Kaya
by Dorothy A Atabong   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Read Free Preview!


Category: 

Romance

Publisher:  Sadorian Publications ISBN-10:  0970010249 Type: 
Pages: 

348

Copyright:  Jul 20 2002
Fiction

See larger image

Amazon
Barnes & Noble.com
Booksamillion
Homepage of Dorothy Atabong, actress/writer
Official website of Actress/writer Dorothy A. Atabong

In this dazzling paradize island off the Western coast of Africa, there are three kingdoms where love and war hold no boundaries. Torn between a destiny governed by tradition, and a forbidden passion; between jealousy and betrayal. Princess Kaya battles her strength and a weakness that threatens the very wellfare of three nations. Will Kaya choose tradition and heritage, or follow the passion in her heart?

Beautiful, young and naïve Princess Kaya has returned home to her father’s coastal West African kingdom after schooling in England.



While traveling, her entourage is attacked by a band of enemy Tekland soldiers. A mysterious, brooding and indisputably handsome stranger comes to her rescue and escorts her safely back home.



Princess Kaya’s twentieth birthday calls for a great celebration in the kingdom of Kaya. In the massive crowd that has gathered to honor her, Kaya glimpses her rescuer. Later, he gets past her vigilant bodyguard for furtive meetings with Kaya to begin a clandestine relationship.



Meanwhile, the king has surprising plans for his daughter and announces at Kaya’s birthday fete, her engagement to the Prince of Bashir, the kingdom of Kaya’s closest ally.



Kaya then becomes torn between duty and passion. Will she stay married to the Prince of Bashir? Find out in this enchanting tale of pride, politics, love and loyalty


The Princess of Kaya - Now a feature length screenplay

Professional Reviews

The Princess of Kaya - a modern day Romeo and Juliet
The Princess of Kaya

Author: Dorothy A. Atabong

Sadorian Publications
ISBN: 0970010249

Mainstream Romance

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewed by: Shelia Goss

Shades of Romance magazine

VOTED ONE OF THE 101 BEST WEB SITES FOR WRITERS
BY WRITER'S DIGEST

www.sormag.com

Dorothy A. Atabong's novel, THE PRINCESS OF KAYA, is a well-written romantic story that reminds you of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The setting for this love story takes place on the coast of West Africa.

The bond between Princess Kaya and Aadil is apparent from their first encounter. As Kaya is returning from school in England, enemy soldiers ambush her entourage and a mysterious, yet handsome man rescues her. Her father, King of Kaya, is grateful to the unknown stranger, yet continues on to celebrate Kaya's birthday, as well as announce to the world and Kaya, of her betrothed to the Prince of Bashir.

The Prince of Bashir, Anthony, reveals to her that he's been in love with her since they were kids. She feels guilty that she is not excited about her father's choice for a husband, because Anthony is not only handsome, and intelligent, but he genuinely loves her. She becomes confused on whether she should marry Anthony, the man her father chose for her or make her feelings for her rescuer, Aadil, known.

Aadil has led a difficult life and his struggle continues when he falls in love with Kaya. He is internally tortured because she is off-limits and will be marrying another man. There is also a lot of negative history between his country and Kaya's country. He is torn between the love for his country and his love for her.

Aadil leaves a lasting imprint not only in Kaya's heart, but he touches her spirit. Her and Aadil secretly meet and consummate their union on various occasions. For the sake of tradition, she goes along with marrying Anthony. Anthony eventually finds out about Aadil, but loves her so much that he forgives her affair and still pursues marriage with her. Will Kaya choose "tradition" over "love?"

Ms. Atabong adds quite a few twists and turns which keeps THE PRINCESS OF KAYA interesting and captures your attention to the very end. The readers will find themselves rooting for "true love" over an "arranged love."


The Princess of Kaya - An emotionally weighty story that will not be easy for readers to choose sides.
THE PRINCESS OF KAYA
ISBN 0970010249
reviewed
by Emma J. Wisdom

"The Chattanooga Courier, 2002."

Whether listening to the lapping sounds of waves licking the shore
of some
distant beach or watching a tropical island sunset--or maybe it's a
short
jaunt to
Dollywood or a tourist trip to Hollywood--wherever, there's bound to be
some
quiet time to curl up with a good book.
One among the plethora of novels on the market to whet readers
appetite
is Dorothy A. Atabong's debut novel The Princess of Kaya. As many of
us take
a
well-deserved vacation, we're sure to have some "down time," idle time,
or
simply
a breather from the excitement of being on vacation. When those times
come,
get in a little late summer reading with Atabong's wonderful book. It
has
intrigue,
mystery, gorgeous scenery, and a tantalizing love story as well. It's
rare
to find a
totally engrossing novel to captivate readers completely, but this one
does
exactly
that. It's a high-octane ride along with a swiftly moving pace,
absorbing
narrative
and dialogue. Kaya flows with fluidity and is beautifully set up to
inflame
tension
that will have readers sitting on the edge of their seats and gnawing
on their
fingernails.
It is the story of how one young princess deals with the sense of
reasoning, integrity, dignity, loyalty, and above all else how to
adhere to
traditions
or not in her position as royalty. The nineteen-year-old Princess
Kaya's
name is
Violette, but everyone calls her Kaya after the kingdom of the same
name.
Young Kaya has been away at school in England for the last five years.
She is
on her way to Kaya when her entourage in ambushed by Tekland soldiers.
Tekland the enemy country next over from Kaya between there and Bashir,
another small city on the Belabo island. She is rescued by Aadil, who
escorts her
safely to her father, who is the King of Kaya. But by the time they
have
walked
through the forest and reached Awa, Aadil's striking eyes have all but
mesmerized Princess Kaya, and the sweet sound of his voice has
practically all
but upturned and undone her emotions. But Aadil does not go unscathed,
and
he, too, battles with his emotions while desperately trying to carry
out his
secret
mission. He is captivated by her warmth and innocence.
Princess Kaya turns twenty on the day of the Azi festival. On this
day,
Kaya meets Anthony from the kingdom of Bashir. It is he whom Kaya's
father,
the King of Kaya, betrothed as her future husband and who is the Prince
of
Bashir. When Kaya looks into his eyes after they are introduced, what
she
sees
pooled there are both affection and an adamant tint that speaks to her
in
uncertain terms that she is now his completely and forever. She soon
finds
herself trapped between the love of two men and many admirers in the
midst of
being thrust into ruling the Kayan people, while trying to maintain a
bit of
herself
for herself alone.
Can she find happiness in the arms of Anthony, who is forgiving and
loving, or Aadil, a maverick whose life she knows little about outside
of the
clandestine visits to her bedroom, but each time that she meets him, he
sets
her
heart ablaze and disturbs her tranquility. She is desperately torn
between
the two
men while her life seesaws back and forth between them. For years her
life is
shrouded in lies, secrets, deceptions, and murder. One step can mean
the
downfall of everything that the Kayan kingdom stands for. When she
finally
does
choose between Anthony and Aadil, Kaya is delivered a devastating blow.
One minute readers will adore Violette, the Princess of Kaya and
later
Queen, and the next they will wonder about her ability to reason at
all.
While
Kaya's behavior is unpredictable, it is also understandable given the
circumstances and the traditions of her people. Besides, in her own
mind, she
has cause to behave as she does. Whether readers agree with her
choices or
not, there is no doubt that unequivocably Kaya is a divided soul
teetering on
the
brink of discovery and trying to balance her life for the good of all.
Will
she
succeed? Read The Princess of Kaya to find out.
Dorothy A. Atabong has created an emotionally weighty story that
will not
be easy for readers to choose sides. However oddly the story's
situation is,
it is
one that will give readers much to contemplate long after the book is
closed.
The
Princess of Kaya comes highly recommended.
_________________________________
Emma J. Wisdom lives and writes from her home in Nashville. She
can
reached via e-mail at EWisdom@aol.com.





Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!



Reader Reviews for "The Princess Of Kaya"

Reviewed by Latoya 10/27/2002
Oh boy! I was so mezmerized tropical setting and the love triangle. There is no other book like it out there in the market. Emma Wilson is right. It isn't easy to choose sides.
Reviewed by Jacklyne 10/27/2002
Beautiful work. well written. I loved the adventure, the mezmerizing characters and the awesome story line.

Popular Romance Books
  1. A Love Beyond
  2. Forever Cherished
  3. Kissed in the Dark
  4. Whispers at Ghost Point
  5. The Guardians: Angels, Demons and Mortals
  6. Enchanted Summer
  7. Boots Under Her Bed
  8. Reckless - Martini Club 4 Series The 1920s
  9. A Man To Love (Edgeworth Novel Book 2)
  10. One True Heart

Mark of the Highlander (The MacLomain Series- Next Generation: Book 1) by Sky Purington

A new MacLomain saga begins when a modern day novelist falls in love with a medieval Scottish assassin...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.