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Welcome Iris Blobel author of Fresh Beginnings, a new Contemporary Romance.

Why did you write this book?
I love this book. We went to the USA a few years back, travelling in a motorhome through 5 different states, having the time of our lives. After returning home, looking through hundreds of photos, I came up with the idea to turn our itinerary into a story. Fresh Beginnings was born. I hope the readers will enjoy this little journey and hopefully my love for the places we went to, is shining through.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read most genres as long it’s an interesting read – from crime, mystery, to romance, and I’ve just downloaded a historical romance. Something new for me.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jack Reacher – hands down.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve started a trilogy in “Beauty Bay”, another coastal setting. I love the beach and when we travelled along the NSW coast last year I loved the area so much, I needed to have it in one of my books – Molly and Noah, a pilot from Alaska J
What books will we see from you in coming months?
“Echoes of the Past” will be re-released later this year or early next year. But there’ll also be a book set partly in New Zealand – another travel inspired story. I’m really looking forward to releasing this book. The main character has a Maori background
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again? And not only to Jared.
Publisher self published
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/d/B074Y3KMYG/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fresh-beginnings-iris-blobel/1120056863
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/fresh-beginnings-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/744769

Iris Blobel Social Media

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.
Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.
Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.
Website: http://www.irisblobel.com
Blog: http://www.irisblobel.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/_iris_b
Facebook http://facebook.com/IrisBlobel
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4067254.Iris_Blobel
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Iris-Blobel/e/B00FNFP3LI/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bQ68rL

 

More Beginnings by Iris Blobel @_iris_ b #RLFblog #RomanceWelcome Iris Blobel author of More Beginnings, a new Contemporary Romance.

Why did you write this book?

More Beginnings is the second book in the Beginnings series. A few years ago, I travelled to Hobart in Tasmania and instantly fell in love with the city. Despite Hobart being a capital, it is small compared to other major cities in Australia, so I thought about characters moving from Sydney. It snow balled from there: the first book New Beginnings tells the story about Sophie and Mia Levesque’s move and their new start. I loved the characters, so Sophie’s neighbour, Zach, was given his own story as well.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I like a good mystery or crime story. After all these years, I still love the Jack Reacher stories by Lee Child.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I’d say Jack Reacher. But there’s also Jax and Sawyer from Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. And I looooove Ivan from “If You Could See Me Now” by Cecelia Ahern

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently polishing the last Beginnings book “Fresh Beginnings” for re-release. At the same time I’m adding the final touch of a book which is mainly set in New Zealand – something different for me, and I cannot wait for it to be released.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I have to be really patient and take it one step after the other. As mentioned before, I’m hoping to re-release “Fresh Beginnings”, release my NZ story, and finish my “Fermosa Bay” trilogy. Exciting times ahead!

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

Publisher Iris Blobel
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071F7FPQ9/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071F7FPQ9/
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B071F7FPQ9/

Iris Blobel Social Media

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.

Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.

Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.

Website https://www.irisblobel.com
Blog https://www.irisblobel.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/_iris_b
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IrisBlobel
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4067254.Iris_Blobel
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Iris-Blobel/e/B00FNFP3LI/
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/bQ68rL

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.
Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.
Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.

Interview with Iris Blobel

Why did you write this book?
The story is set in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, the most southern state in Australia. A most beautiful place. I went there a few years back and imagined how it would be to live in this city, how to adapt as a “non-local”, and bit by bit I wrote the story of two sisters moving there. Obviously, I added a little romance into the story as well – so I added Mark and Zach.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Crime and romance
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jack Reacher
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’ve just finished a book which is set partly in Melbourne, partly in New Zealand. I loved writing the story and re-visiting the places we went to when we travelled through NZ last year.
Please tell us about your latest book.
The chance to start life all over with the help of a stranger.
Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to her eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother’s death a few years ago, and it hasn’t been easy. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Problem is, though, they don’t know and have never heard of Clara Bellinger, the testator. Settling into their new life, Sophie is still afraid it’s all a mistake.
Mark O’Connor, attorney in Hobart and the bearer of the good news for Sophie and Mia, curses himself for the lack of information about the testator. However, researching the questions gives him an opportunity to see Sophie again, and the more time he spends with the two, the more he realises that his life is missing something. And it’s not his casual lover Linda.
But then there’s Zach, Sophie’s sexy neighbour from across the road… and a very good friend of Clara’s.
Will unravelling the mystery unravel Sophie and Mark’s promise of a future?

About the Book

Title New Beginnings
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Iris Blobel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Let Me Love You
Today’s featured book is Let Me Love You by Iris Blobel.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Oliver Dempsey, pitcher for a Melbourne baseball club, loves
the women, and they love him…
But he keeps them at an arm’s length, and when he meets
Tamara, he’s unprepared for the attraction he feels for her. Told by his coach
that she’s off limits, only draws him in more.
Tamara Amis moved to Melbourne to find some distance between
her past and herself…
With the help of her uncle, the coach of a Melbourne
baseball club, she quickly finds a job, and a place to live. Yet, one meeting
with the handsome pitcher stirs unexpected emotions that threaten to overwhelm
her.
It’s Oliver’s injury that brings them together, but as they
find out about each other’s pasts, how can they be ready to share a future?

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Amazon Australia: http://bit.ly/1Aq2J7r

Author Bio

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only
immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of
her life, Iris spent some time living in Scotland, London, as well as Canada
where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper only
emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris
resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as
well as their dog. Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a
German Program at the local Community Radio.

Author Social Media

Today’s featured book is Innocent Tears by Innocent
Tears.

About the Book

Title Innocent Tears
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Iris Blobel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it almost pulls the feet from right underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight! He had no idea about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody. 
With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, and his parents, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’, and Emma is voicing her opinion as well. And right in the middle is little Nadine, still grieving the loss of her mother and finding a wonderful friend in Emma. There’s no doubt she’s afraid where and with whom she will settle. 
But in the end, it’s a letter Flynn receives that helps him figuring out what to do.

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About the Author

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog. Next to her job at a private school she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.

Author Social Media

Top Blogger 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 31 day month.
Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order
to focus on guests.
The Top Blogger for August was KT Black. She wins a month of
free cover advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid
Silver Books, which won a year of free advertising.

About KT Black

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1 KT Black
2 Sabrina York
3 Nicki Day
4 Marianne Rice
5 Iris Blobel
Honorable mention: Laurel Richards
Top Chatter

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who

gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. It goes to the
top three people in that category. To win, a guest must have five or more comments
(not counting the guest author’s).

1 Sabrina York
2 Marianne Rice
3 KT Black
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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are: AC Katt, Ally Bishop, Brita Addams, Catherine E. McLean, Cynthia Knoble, Daisy Banks, Denyse
Bridger, Heather Boyd, Jude Knight, Juli D. Revezzo, Kate Benzin, Kayelle Allen,
M.S. Kaye, Naomi Bellina, Rue Allyn, Sharon Hamilton, Tami Lund, Veronica
Scott
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Journey to Her Dreams by
Iris Blobel.

About the Book

Title: Journey to Her Dreams
Genre: Romance
Author: Iris Blobel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Would you travel around the world to uncover
the reason for your dreams?
Hollie Anderson, a young woman from
Tasmania, lives on a farm outside Launceston, Australia. She has good looks,
likes her job, and loves to hang out with her friends. But it’s a recurrent
dream that throws her daily life into chaos and takes her on a journey to
Ireland.
Sam Shaughnessy enjoys the success as
Head of Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married
to Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under
unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth, and not just about her
marriage.
When both women, so different in many
ways, find out they have one thing in common, it changes their lives forever.
Hollie Anderson, a young woman from Tasmania,
lives on a farm outside Launceston, Australia. She has good looks, likes her
job, and loves to hang out with her friends. But it’s a recurrent dream that
throws her daily life into chaos and takes her on a journey to Ireland.

Sam Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of
Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to
Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under
unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth, and not just about her
marriage.

When both women, so different in many ways, find
out they have one thing in common, it changes their lives forever.Hollie
Anderson, a young woman from Tasmania, lives on a farm outside Launceston,
Australia. She has good looks, likes her job, and loves to hang out with her
friends. But it’s a recurrent dream that throws her daily life into chaos and
takes her on a journey to Ireland.

Sam Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of
Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to
Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under
unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth, and not just about her
marriage.

When both women, so different in many ways, find
out they have one thing in common, it changes their lives forever.
Hollie Anderson, a young woman from Tasmania,
lives on a farm outside Launceston, Australia. She has good looks, likes her
job, and loves to hang out with her friends. But it’s a recurrent dream that
throws her daily life into chaos and takes her on a journey to Ireland.

Sam Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of
Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to
Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under
unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth, and not just about her
marriage.

When both women, so different in many ways, find
out they have one thing in common, it changes their lives forever.
Hollie Anderson, a young woman from Tasmania,
lives on a farm outside Launceston, Australia. She has good looks, likes her
job, and loves to hang out with her friends. But it’s a recurrent dream that
throws her daily life into chaos and takes her on a journey to Ireland.

Sam Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of
Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to
Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under
unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth, and not just about her
marriage.

When both women, so different in many ways, find
out they have one thing in common, it changes their lives forever.

Buy This Book

About the Author

Iris Blobel was born and raised in
Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the
travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland,
London as well as Canada where she her husband. Her love for putting her
stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant
companion.
Iris resides west of Melbourne with
her husband and her two beautiful daughters.
Next to her job at a private school,
she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio. 

Author Social Media

I Think I Love You 

This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Iris Blobel was
born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Australia only in the late 1990s.
Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living
in Scotland and London, as well as in Canada, where she actually had met her
future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently
emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion.
Iris resides
west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters, as well as
her two dogs. In addition to her job at a private school she also presents a
German Program at the local Community Radio.

Interview with Iris Blobel

Why did you write
this book?
“I think I Love You” is the 3rd in the Australian
Sports Stars Series. I started with Tyson (the AFL player in “Love Will Find
You”) and fell in love with his friends Oliver and Markus that I decided to
dedicate them a book as well. I decided for Markus to be a soccer player, not
only because of my German background, but I started jotting down ideas during
the World Cup last year, which Germany won J
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I love Romance, but I generally read across the genre,
except historical novels and erotica.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jack Reacher …love him!
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m currently working on another series which is set in a
small coastal town called Fermosa Bay. Connor, who’s lived most of his life in
London, returns to his place of birth and discovers there are many things about
his past he isn’t aware of … or he hasn’t been told of. It’s fun to write.
Quirky characters, laid back, and very Australian!
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Markus DeLeon and Sarah Winter’s lives couldn’t be more different…
After three years away as the goalkeeper for an English soccer club, Markus has been happy to be back in Australia. He’d missed his family and friends, including Sarah. He’s known her since childhood, and often protected her from the teasing of other children and the troubling consequences of a broken home.
When they attend their friends’ wedding, a new light is cast on their friendship…
Sarah is fresh out of a bad relationship, and Markus has always been the one she can confide in. Maybe it’s the magic of the wedding—or how stunning he looks in a tux—but the attraction between them intensifies in ways they’d never imagined.
But sometimes when risking what you have, you might lose everything…
Following a passionate encounter, Markus isn’t sure how to handle this new aspect of his relationship with Sarah, and literally flees the scene for the coast. Sarah is unsure how to react to his sudden departure, but is soon knocked off course by misunderstandings and a frightening family emergency.
Markus realises his mistake and wants to make things right, but he also faces obstacles. He’s been offered an exciting new job, and an attractive newcomer to the neighbourhood is eager to claim his attention, though the last thing Markus needs is another confusing relationship.
Can Sarah and Markus face the fear and doubt—and the potential loss of their lifelong friendship—to give their love a chance?

About the Book

Title: I Think I Love You
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Iris Blobel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Let Me Love You
by Iris Blobel
Iris Blobel answers five easy questions to help readers get to
know her better.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
Nothing beats the good old Spaghetti meal
Who is your “book
boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Jack Reacher … without a doubt … I think. There’s also Jax Cullen
and Sawyer Thompson from Lucky Harbor … or Gabriel Bonner … *sigh* … there’re too
many.
Describe the perfect vacation.
With my family, anywhere near a beach. Having said that, we travelled
through the US in a motorhome two years ago and it was close to the best holidays
I’ve ever had.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
If a book draws me in within the first two/three pages, I read
about anything but erotica or historical stories. I like to read across the genres
and mix it up, especially when I write.
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
James Blunt – Bonfire Heart

About the Book

Title Let Me Love You
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Iris Blobel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Oliver Dempsey, pitcher for a Melbourne baseball club, loves
the women, and they love him…
But he keeps them at an arm’s length, and when he meets Tamara,
he’s unprepared for the attraction he feels for her. Told by his coach that she’s
off limits, only draws him in more.
Tamara Amis moved to Melbourne to find some distance between
her past and herself…
With the help of her uncle, the coach of a Melbourne baseball
club, she quickly finds a job, and a place to live. Yet, one meeting with the handsome
pitcher stirs unexpected emotions that threaten to overwhelm her.
It’s Oliver’s injury that brings them together, but as they find
out about each other’s pasts, how can they be ready to share a future?

Buy This Book

Amazon Australia: http://bit.ly/1Aq2J7r
Free for KU subscribers.

Author Bio

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only
immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of
her life, Iris spent some time living in Scotland, London, as well as Canada
where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper only
emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris
resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as
well as their dog. Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a
German Program at the local Community Radio.

Author Social Media