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New Release ~ More Beginnings by Iris Blobel


~~ More Beginnings ~~
by Iris Blobel

 

 
 
♥♦♥ BLURB ♥♦♥
 
 

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?

New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?

 
♥♦♥ EXCERPT ♥♦♥
Zach Taylor’s young neighbour, Mia, let out a long sigh as she joined him on his front porch and sat next to him on the swing. Enjoying a cool lemonade, he invited her to grab a soft drink from the fridge as well. It was a warm summer day, and the air showed no sign of cooling down. A lot of people in Hobart were weary of the unusual hot spell for
the very southern Australian city.
With another hefty sigh, Mia raked through her long, blond hair and stared into the distance. “Honestly, Zach, she’s a dragon. I’m sure she does it on purpose. She doesn’t like me. She thinks I’m spoilt.”
The dragon in question was Miss Peterson, Mia’s high school English teacher. There was no doubt that Mia liked school, and she enjoyed her classes. And even though English wasn’t her worst subject, it certainly was the toughest one, with Miss Peterson piling on
homework one after the other.
Zach took a sip of his drink before he replied, “Hey, pumpkin, settle down. What’s that supposed to mean you’re ‘spoilt’?”
She lifted her shoulder in a slight shrug. “You know!”
Raising his brows, he replied, “Actually I don’t know! Isn’t she Sophie’s good friend?”
Another shrug. “Kind of, I suppose. They used to do the boxing stuff together, and since Soph’s carrying a baby, they go and enjoy coffee and cake instead every once in a while.”
Ignoring his chuckle, she went inside and helped herself to cold lemonade. She opened the can with a simple click as she returned outside and took a long sip.
 
 
♥♦♥ MEET THE AUTHOR ♥♦♥
IRIS BLOBEL

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.


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Teaser Tuesday ~ Bella Italia by Camille Taylor

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Hello and welcome to Teaser Tuesday where every week I’ll be posting a teaser from a range of books and genres. This post is all about fun, so sit back with a coffee and enjoy a short tease from talented authors.

This week we have Bella Italia by Camille Taylor

“Her trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare, but may also hold the key to her future.”

SYNOPSIS

Small-town wallflower, Adelaide Montgomery has lived an uneventful life—until she witnesses the murder of her best friend…

Adelaide clings to the simple security of a home and a wish for family—desires that sent her former fiancé into another woman’s arms.

Happy to remain in Heavenly, Australia for the rest of her life, she reluctantly gives in to her best friend, Rachel’s pleading to join her on a trip to Italy. A decision which will alter her life forever.

Gorgeous men can be deadly killers in disguise…

When her best friend returns to their hotel suite with two male companions the night doesn’t go as planned and Rachel is murdered in cold blood.

Able to identify the killer, Adelaide finds herself a target, barely escaping with her life.

In order to protect his witness, Rome Inspector Antonio Cardellini hides Adelaide at his family’s winery. Though Antonio is a professional and Adelaide is under his charge, his feelings quickly surpass the limits of his job. Knowing one day she will return home, he struggles to distance himself, but the trial and his family continue to throw him and Adelaide back together.

Will Antonio put his badge above his heart? Or will he risk it all—his career, Adelaide’s life, and the possibility of a future together—all for a chance at love?

TEASER

“I need to talk to you.” He took her arm and pulled her gently alongside of him until they were around the corner of the house and hidden from view. It wasn’t necessary to speak in private but he wanted this time with her. Just the two of them where he could indulge his fantasies.

The scent of lavender was strongest here, the tall stalks only a few feet away. A buzz grew louder as a swarm of bees pollinated the plants nearby. He focused on the woman before him that had begun to mean more to him than anyone in the past. It was more than just physical attraction, although he admitted that was a big part of it but it was also the woman beneath the surface. She constantly surprised him.

Letting out a deep breath, she leaned against the house and she looked up at him. “Let me guess, the trial?”

He nodded. Now that he knew what the cost was to her to wait, it annoyed him that the lawyers continued to push back the date. She’d given up so much in her pursuit of justice—more than anyone should have to. She would be going home to nothing. He had no idea what that was like—to start over. He’d always had his family to fall back on but Adelaide had no one. Was she scared? Terrified of the uncertainty? If so she hid it well. He couldn’t imagine what her life had been like bouncing around so many different homes but never belonging to one. Having no one to hold you in the dead of night and say that everything will be all right even if it wasn’t. It made him realise he took his family for granted and admire the woman before him even more.

She might’ve thought herself boring, predictable and weak but it took a certain type of person to continue on and push past the barriers that life threw at you. She’d not only adapted, she had embraced the change. Adelaide Montgomery was stronger than he’d originally thought.

She rested her hands over her stomach. “How much longer now?”

“They’re still deliberating. Lawyers you know fighting over what admissible and all that shit.”

“Well that’s good news then.” Her upbeat tone surprised him especially after everything he’d just learned.

He stepped forward. “It is?”

“Yes. I still have several portraits in my calendar to honour plus your father hasn’t decided on the final few pictures for the website.”

Antonio smiled and before he knew it his forehead was resting against hers. “You’re a special kind of girl, you know that.”

Her breath hitched and her gaze dropped to his lips and as if realising what she was doing jerked back up. She blushed. What was going through her mind? Could she see he was attracted to her? Was she just as attracted? A man could go out of his mind without answers. It didn’t matter. He couldn’t act on his desire no matter how much he wanted her. Or she him. She was his witness—a woman he’d promised he’d keep safe. Which included from himself. Not that he’d hurt her—at least not intentionally.

Nothing good could come of succumbing. They lived in different countries—on different continents. Hell, even different hemispheres.

“It’s nice to know.” Her voice wasn’t quite right. Was it his imagination or was it slightly husky?

Her pulse raced, visible to the eye. She wet her lips. His fingers tightened, the supple feel of her hips beneath his palms a surprise.

When did they get there? He had no memory of moving them. Adelaide’s eyes changed in reply, darkening. She trembled and sucked in a breath. His temperature spiked as once again her gaze flicked to his lips. Heat rose. Desire washed over him in waves, clouding his mind—his better judgement. He slid a hand over her rounded cheek, the denim a tease, hiding her from his touch. Adelaide’s lips parted. He tugged her against him, ready to devour her and she came willingly, or rather eagerly. He lowered his head, anticipation licking at his skin as he imagined her taste, of taking possession of those delectable lips and transporting them to another place.

A flirty giggle followed by heavy footsteps approaching broke the spell he’d been caught under. Antonio swallowed back a curse. He stepped back, his hands dropping to his hang by his side. His heart thumped in his chest as he realised what he’d been about to do and took another step away from her.

He tried to ignore Adelaide, so close, so—he didn’t know. She just seemed to be always on his mind. He had to focus. Had to regain his equilibrium because when she was around, he felt so protective of her.

Keep telling yourself that. You weren’t feeling so protective of her a moment ago. In fact, you were pretty much the predator in the situation. Antonio rubbed a hand over his face and turned towards the blessed distraction.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Camille Taylor is an Australian sexy romantic suspense author who lives in the Nation’s Capital with her fluffy sidekick. She spends her time reading, writing, blogging and procrastinating on Pinterest looking at nail art, books, home improvement tips and cake decorating. A bookworm, she enjoys most genres, particularly romance and mysteries and is HEA chaser so you’ll always find one in her books. She started writing at sixteen and is currently working on her Harbour Bay and Heavenly Series, both set in Australia. Camille is also an incurable genealogist and has traced her heritage to England, Scotland, Ireland and Russia. She loves scrapbooking, hockey, tae kwon do and travelling.

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Bella Italia is available for preorder

Bella Italia is available for preorder

Releasing May, 30 Bella Italia is the first book in the Heavenly Series.

About the book:

 Small-town wallflower, Adelaide Montgomery has lived an uneventful life—until she witnesses the murder of her best friend…

Adelaide clings to the simple security of a home and a wish for family—desires that sent her former fiancé into another woman’s arms.

Happy to remain in Heavenly, Australia for the rest of her life, she reluctantly gives in to her best friend, Rachel’s pleading to join her on a trip to Italy. A decision which will alter her life forever.

Gorgeous men can be deadly killers in disguise…

When her best friend returns to their hotel suite with two male companions the night doesn’t go as planned and Rachel is murdered in cold blood.

Able to identify the killer, Adelaide finds herself a target, barely escaping with her life.

In order to protect his witness, Rome Inspector Antonio Cardellini hides Adelaide at his family’s winery. Though Antonio is a professional and Adelaide is under his charge, his feelings quickly surpass the limits of his job. Knowing one day she will return home, he struggles to distance himself, but the trial and his family continue to throw him and Adelaide back together.

Will Antonio put his badge above his heart? Or will he risk it all—his career, Adelaide’s life, and the possibility of a future together—all for a chance at love?

Get your copy here:

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Stay tuned for more teasers and an excerpt.

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Love romantic suspense?

 

My Harbour Bay Series has been made into a boxset and is now up for preorder. That’s four full length novels for 99cents! Filled with sexy cops, wounded souls, thrilling suspense, hot passion and HEA’s. Come meet the Harbour Bay Team…

Reserve your copy today! Releases Feb, 21.

About the series:

NOT FORGOTTEN – BOOK #1

Detective Matt Murphy is assigned the case no one else wants.

The Butcher is a ghost, killing all over Australia for years, and now he’s made the small coastal city of Harbour Bay his hunting ground. Up against a brick wall, Matt has no choice but to contact the only surviving witness—seventeen-year-old Hallie Walker. But Hallie has been in a psychological rehabilitation centre since the double murder five years ago, and Matt needs help.

Gifted psychologist Natalie Miller sees a lot of herself in Hallie and vows to help her heal.

Natalie is no stranger to a violent past, and is usually wary of men. She is stunned by her response to the hot detective, and becomes determined to not only see Hallie released—as she believes the girl has been misdiagnosed—but to help Matt solve this unsolvable case.

OPEN WOUNDS – BOOK #2

Internal Affairs officer Kellie Munroe is investigating one of her own…

Kellie and Detective Amelia Donovan were childhood friends, until a horrifying event destroyed their friendship. Now Amelia is slated for promotion to Superintendent, but her career is in jeopardy following a physical altercation with a suspect, and her history with Kellie complicates the already sensitive investigation.

Amelia’s partner Darryl Hill must work with Kellie, despite serious reservations…

Darryl is loyal, ethical, and dedicated to his work, but he can’t contain his curiosity about Kellie, who always seems to push his partner’s buttons. When their investigation leads to criminal kingpin Dick Coleani and a string of murdered men, an attempt on their lives sends Kellie into a panic, reigniting memories of her childhood trauma.

As Darryl helps Kellie through her fear, he can no longer deny his attraction to her…but he wants more than the broken, traumatized woman feels capable of giving.

THE DEAD DON’T LIE – BOOK #3

Club X—where fantasy and reality collide…

For notorious sex club owner Aimee Burnes, it’s all about business. That is until her estranged sister, Louisa, is found dead in the small, coastal town of Harbour Bay. Having always been the favourite of their hyper-religious mother, there’s no logical explanation for Louisa’s untimely death—unless she wasn’t the angel she was believed to be.

Aimee will do anything to protect her club, including corrupting a detective with old-fashioned ideals…

DOPPELGANGER – BOOK #4

A new killer has descended on Harbour Bay, and he’s already killed five women…

Bestselling author Megan Bailey is devastated when her young cousin Stacey goes missing. She’s been watching the news and knows what this might mean. Stacey could be the newest victim of Harbour Bay’s newest serial killer. Megan is determined to do something, and enlists the help of her friend, the superintendent of police, Amelia Donovan.

Amelia has her best detective on the case…Dean Matthews.

Dean doesn’t believe in love. It makes men weak and vulnerable, and as a retired soldier, he’s experienced enough heartache to last several lifetimes. He also has difficulty dealing with emotional women. So when he shows up to interview Megan at the request of his boss, he isn’t exactly looking forward to it. Except Megan isn’t what he expected.

Pre-order Links:

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Authors Blog Challenge ~ About My Xmas

Authors Blog Challenge

ABOUT MY XMAS

This marks the last post in this series. The past few months have flown on by. I throughly enjoyed writing to the topics each week and sharing a bit of me with you. I’ll certainly miss them.

 

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I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are ready to ring in the new year. For me, my Christmas was spent on the coast with family and I had a great time. My small nephews loved the trampoline we put together (mostly in the dark since we had to do it after the kids went to sleep). Instructions aren’t what they used to be! My sister put down some Santa footprints and the delight in their eyes the next morning was worth the clean up. My siblings and I played Cards Against Humanity well into the night and let me say my family are horrible people but I love them anyway. Okay, only some of the time 🙂 I also had massive fun with the Facebook Messenger filters.

 

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I’m excitedly looking forward to the new year. I can’t wait to continue my Harbour Bay Series and have been busy editing book 6.

 

The giveaway from last week is still open so comment to this post about what you love most about Christmas for your chance to win a digital copy of Doppelgänger.

 

Now that you’re here, why not hang around and check out the excerpts to my books. Just click on the book’s page and scroll down past the synopsis!

 

Hope to see you in the new year! Stay safe.

 

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Authors Blog Challenge ~ A Giveaway

Authors Blog Challenge

A GIVEAWAY

Christmas is almost upon us! A time for giving and I’m giving my readers a chance to win a digital copy of my latest Harbour Bay release, Doppelgänger.

 

I absolutely love everything to do with Christmas. Seeing my family. Playing Pictonary which after a few drinks can become pretty racy. The trifle. Christmas movies, my favourite being Christmas Vacation.

 

To enter simply comment on this post with what you love most about Christmas! Is it the eggnog, presents…do you go away? Have any traditions? Let me know.

 

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The winner will be announced in my next blog post (December 30th, 2016).

 

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and an even better 2017!

 

Stay safe.

 

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Authors Blog Challenge ~ My Top 6 TV Shows

Authors Blog Challenge

MY TOP 6 TV SHOWS

As a teenager I was obsessed with TV and I haven’t much changed except I don’t have as much time to indulge. Some days when my brain needs to recharge I veg on the couch and rewatch old episodes. As you can see, I favour crime shows and the supernatural.

 

  • Rizzoli and Isles
  • Buffy
  • Charmed
  • One Tree Hill
  • Criminal Minds
  • Bones

 

Buffy was actually the show that inspired my first screenplay way back when and set forth my desire to write. One day I may revisit my story which is a paranormal YA and bring it to the light of day. After LOTS of editing first. Well, until next time. Hope to see you next week.

 

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