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#SnippetSunday “She braced herself for the icy water.” #booktwt #Readerscommunity #amreading

Happy Sunday ♥ I’m sharing a snippet from my book “Tell it to My Heart”, book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I have too many things to attend to at the moment, but I will start a new WIP very soon …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Moving her gaze from the soaked carpet towards the door and up to the ceiling, she couldn’t see any obvious signs that the water had come through the roof at this end of the house. She listened carefully, but wasn’t able to hear anything, either, especially not from the bathroom. Taking in a deep breath, she braced herself for the icy water as she was about to put her feet onto the floor. Her spirit plummeted at the thought that the next four months were going to be a nightmare considering the repairs that needed to be made, not to mention dealing with the insurance. And the cost of it all. Trying to tackle one problem at the time, she stood to inspect the damage. Instant pain shot through her as she ran on the tip of her toes, out of the bedroom, along the hall, and to the laundry to find her boots — thanking the winter sale last year, when she’d bought them for next to nothing. With some relief, she saw that only the front part of the house seemed to be affected by the water, but at the same time a rush of resignation shot through her and tears flowed. The splish-splash of her boots as she walked to the kitchen echoed along the hall. With a big sigh, she grabbed the phone and called her friend Kristen.

“Good morning,” her friend answered with a sleepy voice. “What do you want so early in the day?”

A little smile tugged at her lips. She knew her friend wasn’t an early riser, especially not on Mondays. “The rain snuck into my house, and I only need some soap and a brush to give my carpet a clean.

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@iris_blobel Welcome to Alinta Bay ❤️ #readerscommunity #fyp #bookish #romancebooktok #readersoftiktok #bookrecommendations #kindleunlimitedromance #amreading #bookish ♬ Immortality – Céline Dion

#MFRWHooks “I’m hoping to meet someone.” #readerscommunity #TuesdayTeaser #Booktwt

Hi everyone – I’m sharing another snippet of my latest book “In the Shadows of a Lie” was released last month. The story is mainly set in New Zealand and available for free on Kindle Unlimited. Enjoy ♥♥

This week’s hook …

IN THE SHADOWS OF A LIE

by Iris Blobel

“What on earth are you doing in this part of the world without a car?” he asked, both out of curiosity and to keep the slow conversation going. She must’ve been exhausted after not only the bus ride, but also the hike to the house.

“I’m hoping to meet someone.”

“In Lake Tekapo?”

“Sort of.”

He stopped and glanced over his shoulder. “Sort of?”

“He lives up here somewhere.”

“Who?”

“The person I’m hoping to meet.”

Swapping the bag over into his other hand, he kept walking until they reached her room. “May I ask who you’re hoping to meet around here?”

“I’d rather you wouldn’t.”

Blurb

The discovery of her mother’s diaries unravels a secret which sends Lani on a journey to New Zealand …

She lost her mother in an accident. Now, Lani Dekker is determined to meet the man who, according to her mother’s diaries, is her father. He’s not what she expected, a bit on the extravagant side, but she soon warms up to him, thanks no less to Dylan, her father’s neighbour. Despite her attraction to Dylan, she can’t figure out whether he’s a friend or foe.

Dylan Harper is merely going through the daily motions after his wife died in a ski crash. That is, until his life is turned upside down by the arrival of his neighbour’s daughter. Their attraction is instant, even more so when they wake up in the same bed after an earthquake. However, it’s her accusation that his interest in her involves her father’s money rather than their mutual magnetism that derails their newfound bond.

Will finding the truth about her parents be a chance for Lani and Dylan to overcome their differences?

#SnippetSunday “Tell it to My Heart” #Writer #Readerscommunity

Happy Sunday ♥ 
I’m sharing a snippet from my book “Tell it to My Heart”, book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I have too many things to attend to at the moment, but I will start a new WIP very soon …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

As soon as Molly Reid woke, she sensed something wasn’t right, and yet, it took her three hits on the snooze button until she was anywhere near in charge of her faculties. Her gaze followed the thin light filtering through the small gap of the curtains. With a bit of effort, she reached over and pulled open the drapes a little more. The sun was just rising above the horizon. How much she disliked Mondays and, even worse, how much she hated the rain last night which had kept her awake for hours. It hadn’t been a gentle pitter-patter of rain but a downpour. Of course, she knew the rain was needed, but it could have been a little softer. She stretched, had another yawn, and swung her legs over the bed … when something cold hit her toes. Instinctively, she pulled her legs closer to her chest, a scream escaping her lips. Wide awake now, Molly leaned forward to check for the cause of the coldness. A shiver ran through her from her toes up to her cheeks. She threw herself back onto the bed, before letting out a loud groan and sat up again, taking in the destruction surrounding her. The day couldn’t get any worse.

Get your copy of “IN THE SHADOWS OF A LIE” here ♥


#MFRWHooks “I came with the bus.” #readerscommunity #TuesdayTeaser #Booktwt

Hi everyone – I’m sharing another snippet of my latest book “In the Shadows of a Lie” was released last month. The story is mainly set in New Zealand and currently on special for 99c. Enjoy ♥♥

This week’s hook …

IN THE SHADOWS OF A LIE

by Iris Blobel

“I came by bus.”

That he didn’t expect. “The bus stop is about five to six kilometres down the road.”

“The driver was kind enough to let me hop off at the intersection.”

Dylan chuckled. “That must’ve been Jack.”

She stared at him, evidently not following his thoughts.

He scratched the back of his head. “So, let me do the host thingy. Teddy said, you’ll be the only guest until Monday, so you’ll have the house to yourself until Sunday. I’ll fix you breakfast, and if you like I can offer dinner as well, but that’d be at my place, which is another kilometre down the road.”

She looked around the kitchen, probably not was she expected. Even though Teddy and Mae didn’t charge much for a night, Dylan assumed that a guest would at least expect someone to be around.

“Let me show you to your room.” He turned to walk down the hall and spotted a backpack. “Yours?”

She nodded, and he picked it up.

BLURB

The discovery of her mother’s diaries unravels a secret which sends Lani on a journey to New Zealand …

She lost her mother in an accident. Now, Lani Dekker is determined to meet the man who, according to her mother’s diaries, is her father. He’s not what she expected, a bit on the extravagant side, but she soon warms up to him, thanks no less to Dylan, her father’s neighbour. Despite her attraction to Dylan, she can’t figure out whether he’s a friend or foe.

Dylan Harper is merely going through the daily motions after his wife died in a ski crash. That is, until his life is turned upside down by the arrival of his neighbour’s daughter. Their attraction is instant, even more so when they wake up in the same bed after an earthquake. However, it’s her accusation that his interest in her involves her father’s money rather than their mutual magnetism that derails their newfound bond.

Will finding the truth about her parents be a chance for Lani and Dylan to overcome their differences?

Get your copy today!

#SnippetSunday “I see Toby return.” #Readers #WIP #amwriting

 

Happy Sunday Today’s snippet starts where we left off last week, Sadie’s reason for travelling to Germany …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Disappointed, I merely nod. I wish this plane had a little bar or a social corner. We dodge a few more toilet-bound passengers, when he holds up his hand. “Wait here.”

Really? Does he expect me to take orders already? But I wait. Curiosity killed the cat, I suppose. It’s not that I have something better to do. I watch his body disappear into the semi darkness of the plane. With a sigh, I dodge a few more passengers, before I see Toby return.

“My number in Germany. I have nothing planned the first few days.”

I stare at him, not really sure, what to say or to do.

#NewRelease “THE SEASIDE STRATEGY” by Elana Johnson #preorder @InkslingerPR

We’re so excited to be sharing the final book in Elana Johnson’s
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ROMANCE trilogy–
The Seaside Strategy is coming August 16th!

Title: The Seaside Strategy
Author: Elana Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 16th

About The Seaside Strategy:

Lauren Keller understands strategies. She adores them and never enters a marketing meeting without Strategy A, B, and C tucked away in the back of her mind. She’s one of the top executives at her firm…until it all comes crashing down with the news that her boss has been stealing money from their clients for almost a decade.

After narrowly escaping indictments herself, Lauren finds herself, at age 43, standing in the parking lot of her office building, a box with a stapler, a sad plant, and a couple of photos as her only companions.

She needs a new strategy, and she decides she can map everything out from the beaches of Hilton Head.

It’s not an exit strategy.

It’s a seaside strategy.

Relax more. Worry less. Find out what she really wants in her life.

While trying to do that, all with the ocean breeze and her friends for support, Lauren meets Blake Williams. The man is movie-star gorgeous, witty, and looking for someone to help him run his successful financial planning business on the island.

But Lauren doesn’t want to work for him, especially not in strategic investments. She’s had enough of the high-profile, corporate life. Can she strategically insert herself into Blake’s life without compromising her seaside strategy and finally get what she really wants…love and a lasting relationship?

Pre-Order Your Copy!

Catching Up with the Series:
The Love List
The Paradise Plan

About the Author:

A USA Today Bestselling and Amazon Kindle All-Star Author, Elana writes clean and wholesome contemporary romance. She is well-known for her young adult dystopian romance series Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). She writes clean beach romance in the Hawthorne Harbor Second Chance Romance series, the Getaway Bay Romance series, the Getaway Bay Resort Romance series,the Forbidden Lake Romance series, the Stranded in Paradise Romance series, the Hope Eternal Ranch Romance series, the Sweet Water Falls Farm Romance series, and the Carter’s Cove Romance series.

Elana also writes inspirational western romances under the USA Today bestselling pen name of Liz Isaacson. Learn more at Liz’s website.

Elana is the force behind Indie Inspiration, and you can find her books for writers, Writing and Releasing Rapidly and Writing Killer Cover Copy among others, and join her group and page on Facebook.

 

She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog, a co-founder of The League of Extraordinary Writers, and a co-organizer of WriteOnCon. She is a member of ALLi and NINC and a popular speaker for libraries, teens, and writer’s conferences across the United States. To contact Elana to speak at your event, please see her contact page.

 

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#MFRWHooks “I came with the bus.” #readerscommunity #TuesdayTeaser #Booktwt

 

 

Hi everyone – I’m sharing another snippet of my latest book “In the Shadows of a Lie” was released last month. The story is mainly set in New Zealand and currently on special for 99c. Enjoy ♥♥

This week’s hook …

IN THE SHADOWS OF A LIE

by Iris Blobel

With a quick shrug of his shoulder, he explained. “Teddy had to go to Christchurch on short notice and asked me to look after you.”

She arched one of her brows, and damn if that reaction didn’t annoy him, despite the fact that she had a right to it. But it in all fairness, it wasn’t his fault. It’d been all a bit on short notice, and he’d been happy to help.

“Sorry for being late. Had a flat tyre out of all days.”

Hesitantly, she moved forward and took his hand. “I’m Lani Dekker.”

“Where’s your car?”

She stepped back, clearly still unsure of the situation. Who could blame her? She had booked a room in a bed and breakfast somewhere in the mountains of New Zealand, only to find a stranger instead of her host. Not that she would’ve known Teddy, but at least they would’ve communicated in some way or another.

“I came by bus.”

 

BLURB

The discovery of her mother’s diaries unravels a secret which sends Lani on a journey to New Zealand …

She lost her mother in an accident. Now, Lani Dekker is determined to meet the man who, according to her mother’s diaries, is her father. He’s not what she expected, a bit on the extravagant side, but she soon warms up to him, thanks no less to Dylan, her father’s neighbour. Despite her attraction to Dylan, she can’t figure out whether he’s a friend or foe.

Dylan Harper is merely going through the daily motions after his wife died in a ski crash. That is, until his life is turned upside down by the arrival of his neighbour’s daughter. Their attraction is instant, even more so when they wake up in the same bed after an earthquake. However, it’s her accusation that his interest in her involves her father’s money rather than their mutual magnetism that derails their newfound bond.

Will finding the truth about her parents be a chance for Lani and Dylan to overcome their differences?

Get your copy today!