IndieWritersReview Welcomes This Would Have Been Our Song by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba!!

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Title – This Would Have Been Our Song! Catchy tunes and dancers’ tales

Series – Coulda Woulda Shoulda Song Series

Author – Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Publication Date – January 18, 2014

Publisher – Ever After Edition

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Book Blurb/Synopsis

Book two:

This would have been their perfect love song…It has been two years since Lucia Mpobo-Riddell has made her choice between the two men in her life. She and her beloved would have been perfectly happy if it wasn’t for… the constant distractions from her past, her sister Noor’s complicated life, her own doubts and fears. Maybe there wasn’t such a thing as perfection and this was a lesson that Lucia was going to learn the hard way.

Greg McMullen and Marcus Grant’s lives had been affected by Lucia’s choice that day in Glasgow two years ago. Since then one had been fighting to keep her when the other had been relentlessly trying to get her back. It soon became apparent to them that she wasn’t the Lucia they met and fell in love with anymore. Her life and priorities had completely shifted. To even consider keeping her or just getting her back, they would have to accept it or they would have to let her go. But would they ever be able to do either?

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Title –   This Could Have Been Our Song! A coulda woulda shoulda ballad… –

Series –  Coulda Woulda Shoulda Song Series  – #1

Author – Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Publication Date – January 18th 2013

Publisher – Ever After Edition

Cover Artist – Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

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Book Blurb/Synopsis

Book one:

Love can be such a “coulda, woulda, shoulda” song sometimes…

Lucia Mpobo-Riddell could have been a dancer like the rest of women of her family but instead she chose music. Marcus Grant could have been a doctor like the rest of his family but instead he chose music. She also could have not fallen for Marcus on her birthday but she did. And Marcus, he could have told Lucia the truth about his real reason for being in Toronto that night, but he didn’t. Now they have to deal with big reveals and consequences: Marcus almost stealing her job and being force to work on an album together. Marcus, because he couldn’t swallow his pride, leaves Toronto and goes home to London. Lucia, because she just couldn’t give up on her first amazing opportunity to produce a whole album. And to complicate the situation further, the band they’re working for is not the easiest one. Mary Gillis, Marcus’ on and off flame, still has a hold on him. Greg McMullen, Lucia’s close friend and former dance partner is back in town and has been in love with her for years. Then there’s Marcus and Lucia, in the middle of their own a professional and personal tug-of- war with each over and the rest of the world. But maybe things could still work out… All things considered, this could have been one heck of a love song!

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Meet Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

The Author, The Blogger, The Cheeky Reviewer

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My life journey is like my playlist, amazingly unique but full of contradictions with surprising joys with every song…”

I was born in Quebec City, Canada from Gabonese parents but grew up in Paris and Libreville the Gabonese capital until the age of 18. Are you yawning yet? I am…

I moved back to Canada in 1999 after high school in Libreville to study Cinematography and Digital movie production in Laval University in Quebec then The International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto. After graduating in 2003, I decided to sell my soul to the corporate world and worked in the Benefit Outsourcing Industry for seven in Toronto before reconnecting with her first passion writing.

A teacher told me in high school that people didn’t read anymore so I decided that I would make movies instead…so that didn’t stick…

I finally went back to school to study creative writing at Georges Brown College in 2010 and 2011. I started to write The Coulda Woulda Shoulda Song Series as an assignment and finished Book One in late 2011 before moving to London.

And the rest as they say is history… Almost two years later, I’m in London and wrote three novels: This Could Have Been Our Song! A coulda woulda shoulda ballad… (Book one) currently available on amazon and soon in iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Nobles and Smashwords. The sequel This Would Have Been Our Song! Catchy tune and dancers tales will be release in January 2014. Bird Of Prey, my first mystery novel will be release in October 7th, 2013 on paperback before its wide release in November 25th, 2013. It will be followed by The Plot Thickens (a novella) in January 2014 and Polliannah Got Married! in April 2014 or earlier.


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Excerpt 1


IV. Marcus – Out of love and air supplies…

“Nosy much?” I say sitting next to her. “I just wanted to be left alone and Mary isn’t always good at taking ‘no’ for an answer.” She looks lovely. No she looks wonderful. There’s been something so different about her since her arrival. I still cannot put my finger on it.

“Yes, I’m nosy you cheeky boy! Leaving Doddy and Patrick on their own downstairs! I came to check up on you. Now stop being rude. It doesn’t really work on me.” She puts her head on my shoulder and takes my hand. “I did the same thing on my dad’s funeral. People keep asking if you are fucking all right! I was just eight, idiots, I felt like I would never be all right again.” She lightly kisses my palm. “I promise you, you will Marcus,” she whispers.

“Luce…” I whisper back and kissing her palm. She’s this close to bolting out of here or retrieving into her shell. “Fancy a pity shag?” I say with a sad smug smile.

She knocks her elbow in my rib cage and winces. “That hurts! What have you been doing with yourself?” She asks me rubbing her elbow.

“Hitting the gym, takes the frustration out.” And I have been a frustrated lad.

“Not even my usual friendly nap today Sir! But I have something for you.”

“I said I would not touch you and I have been pretty good so far haven’t I?” I plead with my best puppy dog stare. Lucia has been falling asleep on my bed three times over the last two days. Jetlag…but last night she fell asleep in my arms…my bed smells of her intoxicating smell, it’s pure torture.

“Your mum gave me this. She completely forgot about this picture,” she smiles and hands me the photo. “You lied to me Marcus,” she adds.

“What?” She couldn’t know about The Plan…could she? I look at the photo and flip it. Mercutio and Lucia 1983. “Is this real?”

“Is your real name Mercutio?” she shivers with fake disgust.

“Yeah. I never liked it and wasn’t able to say it properly,” I shrug. It’s a two-year old me nicely kissing a very tiny cute baby. “Is this you?” I point at the baby in the photo.

She nods, “Mercutio…Cushion of course! I always thought that Cushion and a long stretch from Marcus. So…Mercutio, you kissed me first!” she laughs.

“Hey, I was two! It doesn’t count,” I laugh back.

“I don’t know about that. Doddy said that you wouldn’t stop snogging me and they had to take me away. You cried when you went out of the room… aww your first crush,” she smirks.

“You sassy–,” I laugh, I just can’t stop laughing. I haven’t laughed in days… “–how long–“

“She gave it to me when I arrived from London. I thought it would cheer Mercutio up,” she says a bit embarrassed. She’s finally letting her guard down and she knows it.

“I love you Luce.”

“Marcus don’t. You promised,” she says getting off my bed.

“What did you expect me to say or do after that?” I haven’t let go of her hand yet. The hand with the giant engagement ring.

“Let’s go back downstairs with the others.” She pulls me up.

“You’re avoiding the conversation,” I say following her.

“And you sound like a broken record Mercutio. I’m engaged, remember?”

“Yes, how can I forget? But I love you and I’m not ashamed of my feelings. So… pity shag is really off the table?” I ask when I close the door behind us.

She waves her ring at me. “Again, engaged!”

“Right, that you certainly are.”

But The Plan is working.

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Coulda Woulda Shoulda Song Series Characters

Lucia Luce, Lucita, Lulu Cassidy Ann Mpobo-Riddell: Youngest daughter of Eleanor Riddell and Axel Mpobo.

Axelle Lelly Shirley Céline Anderson born Mpobo-Riddell:  First daughter of Eleanor Riddell and Axel Mpobo, and Lucia oldest sister.

Nooradine Noor Suzanne Georgia Mpobo born Mpobo-Riddell: Middle child First daughter of Eleanor Riddell and Axel Mpobo, and Lucia second older sister.

Eleanor Lenny Riddell-Mpobo born Riddell: Mother of the Mpobo-Riddells sisters.

Axel Mpobo: Father of the Mpobo-Riddells sisters.

Arthur Riddell: Eleanor’s father and Lucia, Axelle and Nooradine’s grandfather.

Shirley Riddell-Lee born Riddell: Eleanor‘s sister.

Teddy & Tara Lee-Riddell: Shirley Riddell-Lee’s identical twins daughter. Lucia’s cousins.

Magda:  Riddell Family’s housekeeper in England.

Paul Anderson: Axelle’s husband

Andrew Burton: Nooradine’s husband

Gregory Greg McMullen: Lucia’s fiancé

Kathie McMullen: Greg’s younger sister

Annie Anderson: Axelle and Paul’s daughter

Mitchell Mitch and Fraser Anderson: Axelle and Paul’s sons.

Cassiopée Cassie Eleanor Riddell Burton: Nooradine’s daughter

Mercutio Marcus Alan Foster Grant: Lucia’s ex-boyfriend

Patrick Paddy Grant: Marcus’ older brother

Doranda Doddy Grant born Miller: Marcus and Patrick’s mother and wife on Stanford Grant

Stanford Grant: Marcus and Patrick’s father

Sue Stonenberg born Miller: Doranda’s younger sister

Gemma, Donna and PJ Grant: Patrick’s daughters

Mary Gillis born O’Connell: Marcus’ ex fiancé and famous singer

Alexandro Alex Sanders: Lucia’s childhood friend and famous rock star.

Elizabetta Beesly Marsh born Fiori: Lucia and Marcus’ friend, Matthew Marsh’s wife and famous singer

Matthew Marsh: Marcus’ best friend, Beesly’s husband and band mate

John and Nella Wilson: Marcus’ friends

Chapter Title Playlist

This a series about music and as the title says it’s all about catchy tunes. Enjoy!

Chapter I

Lucia – We are family my sister and me… we’re going to do it for ourselves! ( We Are Family by Sister Sledge & Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves by Eurythmic and Aretha Franklin)

Chapter II

Greg – Together forever and he’s never going to give her up… Mashup! (Together Forever & Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley)


Chapter III

Eleanor –  Like a total eclipse of the heart or a real blast from the past ( Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler)


Chapter IV

Marcus – Out of love and air supplies… (All Out Of Love by Air Supply)

Chapter V

Lucia – Twisting and shouting her way to Paradise City (Twist and Shout by The Beatles & Paradise City by Gun N’ Roses)

Chapter VI

Nooradine – He’s got…hungry eyes… Was this really meant to be? (Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen)

Chapter VII

Greg – Every breath she takes… (Every Breath You Take by The Police)

Chapter VIII

Axelle – If he’s not the one… (If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield)

Chapter IX

Marcus – As Doddy Grant always says, carry on my wayward sons! (Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas)

Chapter X

Lucia – Pondering about all these things that she’s done? (All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers)

Chapter XI

Marcus – More than any words… (More Than Words by EXTREME)

Chapter XII

Greg – Ain’t no sunshine! (Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers)

Chapter XIII

Lucia found love. What is she going to do with? (Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & The Boyz)

Chapter XIV

Noor’s lights keep reading D.A.N.G.E.R., how long would she able to hold on? (Red Light Spells Danger by Billy Ocean)

Chapter XV

Marcus, I belong to you. Lucia, I belong to you… (I Belong To You by Lenny Kravitz)


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