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#MFRWHooks “He’d triggered all kinds of thoughts within her.” #bookish #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

Lani watched Dylan leave, still in two minds about him. He’d triggered all kinds of thoughts within her. She visualised his good boy looks with his short blond hair, stunning blue eyes, and yes, she had to admit, a very sexy, impish smile. The blue shirt fit snugly, even untucked over his faded cargo pants. True, she definitely had been the reason for their awkward conversation, and as she rubbed the fatigue out of her eyes, she justified her actions by the fact that she hadn’t expected to come to an empty bed and breakfast without a host. The idea of being on her own in a decent sized house somewhere in New Zealand didn’t fill her with great confidence either, not to mention how much it unnerved. Who could blame her for being somewhat out of sorts? She rubbed her arms and, overcome by frustration, let out a little scream before she headed to the front door to lock it. Who the hell would come this far to steal something? Then again, who wouldn’t? No nosy neighbours to watch the house. She gave another irritated groan, cursing Dylan for putting the seed of worry into her head.

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?

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#SnippetSunday “How are you holding up?” #booktwt #Readers #bookish

Happy Sunday ♥ I’m sharing a snippet from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), 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

“Why?” Kristen wanted to know.

“I might be able to stay there for the next couple of days,” Molly explained. “At least until the house goes on the market. The lovely Mrs. Fielding passed away two days ago. I’m sure it’ll take a while until people get the house on the market. Gives me enough time to find someone to fix this house.”

She took a sip of a coffee, taking in the rich flavour on her tongue and enjoying the way it warmed her up. The warmth spreading through her body was a comfort as well.

Bewilderment spread across Kristen’s face. “You can’t just stay at the stranger’s house, especially not somebody who has just died.”

Molly thought about it for a moment before she hitched one shoulder in a shrug. “Worth a try.” She took a big bite of the croissant and with a full mouth, she murmured, “I miss her.”

“Eliza Fielding?”

Molly nodded.

Kristen patted Molly’s hand. “How are you holding up?”

Another shrug. “I’m trying not to give in to the memories, but sometimes it’s really hard. I miss my little family.” She swiped her hand across her eyes and stood. “We’d better get moving before it gets too hot.”

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

#MFRWHooks “I’m turning into a grumpy old man.” #bookish #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

“I’ll be here at eight o’clock. Please lock the doors after me.”

Brows raised, she gaped after him. A snort escaped his lips. He shouldn’t tease her, and he wasn’t sure why he said it, most likely a childish payback for not telling him the reason for her visit.

And as he walked to his car, he shook his head, muttering, “I’m turning into a grumpy old man.” Because he knew, she’d had every right not to tell him.

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?

#BookTour “Off the Record” by Annmarie Boyle ( @InkSlingerPR )

Off the Record by Annmarie Boyle
is out now! Check out the release festivities and be sure to get your copy today!

Title: Off the Record

Author: Annmarie Boyle
Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Off the Record:

Ever since the day her life flipped upside down, Bridget Hayes obeys a carefully crafted plan. And it works. Or it did. Until the night of her brother’s wedding, when she throws out all her rules—in spectacular fashion and finds herself in bed with one of her brother’s bandmates. What had she been thinking? She caved to the one thing she can’t control—her longtime crush on a tall, charismatic, ginger of a man . . . who also happens to BE ONE OF HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIENDS.

Blake Kelly knows two things for sure: happily-ever-after is a myth and Bridget Hayes is risk personified. Doesn’t matter that he’s been attracted to her since her brother uttered the words, “Meet my sister.” Getting close to her could blow up the band. And the band is his family. He can’t risk it . . . no matter how much he wants a repeat performance.

Armed with a pact—tell no one—they return to their regularly scheduled lives. Because in a city of nine million people, what are the chances they’ll bump into each other anytime soon?

Nada. Zip. Zilch.

That is, until a rescue pup named Destiny turns out to be less dog and more cupid in a fur coat.

 

OFF THE RECORD is the third book in the award-winning Storyhill Musicians series.

Mix two secret crushes, a splash of sports romance, and the complications of dating your brother’s best friend and you have this witty steamy contemporary romance about two people figuring out if the risk is worth the reward.

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Catching Up with the Series:

Love Me Like A Love Song
Don’t Let the Music Die
Fine Tuned
Friday at the Blue Note

 

About the Author:

My love affair with words has spanned a lifetime. I raced to high school English class and left home in pursuit of a degree in Journalism. I have been lucky enough to write copy for Fortune 500 companies and charities like the Ronald McDonald House. For nearly a decade, I owned my own communications company, and now, with the publication of the Storyhill Musicians series, my dreams of being a fiction author have come true. And I hope I can spend the rest of my days dreaming up stories.

 

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#SnippetSunday “I’m not in the mood for any lectures.” #booktwt #Readerscommunity #amreading

Happy Sunday ♥ I’m sharing a snippet from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), 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

“You haven’t called the insurance company yet, have you?”

She shook her head and pulled the wet T-shirt away from her body. “Do I look like I’ve been on the phone? I’ve just cleaned the gutter, which was the reason for the overflow.”

Kristen rolled her eyes. “You do know you’re supposed to clean the gutter before the rain, right?”

“I’m grateful for the coffee. I’m grateful for the croissant. But I’m really not in the mood for any lectures, Kristen.”

Her friend stepped closer and took her into an embrace, despite Molly’s wet clothes. “I’m sorry. I understand. I’m really sorry.” She paused for a second, moved away, and continued. “How about we go inside and attack the situation one step after the other.”

Molly’s shoulders slouched again. “I have no idea what to do.”

“Let’s attack this with a little bit of a plan. I have a day off today, so first, we have the coffee and indulge in the croissants, which are with compliments from Auntie Lisa … then we call the insurance. I brought a few old towels which will probably come in handy. And last, we try to fix as much as we can.”

A surge of hope filled Molly, and suddenly her mind was back in action. “And I’ll call the real estate agent. What’s her name again?”

“Sally?”

“Yes. And I’ll ask her for the huge favour to give me the keys for next door.”

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

#BookTour “Jazz House” by @DonnaVStone ~ @SDSXXTours

Jazz House
Impact Series Book 2
by D.V. Stone
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Jordan Vasilakis is on the run, living under an assumed name. After a disastrous marriage to a notorious Greek business tycoon, she flees to the States and starts rebuilding her life. But her ruthless husband is determined to destroy her…once he finds her.

Michael Machau is drawn to the new singer at Jazz House restaurant, but the guarded woman is harboring dangerous secrets. The dedicated police officer may have to risk more than just his heart to forge a connection with the woman he knows as Madeline Cielo, especially when he discovers she’s living a lie.

Worlds collide. Lies entangle. Survival, much less love, is in question. They must quickly distinguish friends from enemies or risk losing everything—including a future together.

Rock House Grill
Impact Series Book 1

Aden House, successful but driven chef and TV personality, refuses to slow down. His life implodes one night, damaging him both physically and emotionally. He’s rescued by a woman he thinks of as his angel.

Shay McDowell has rebuilt her life after her divorce. She juggles volunteer EMT duties and her job, while dreaming of becoming a chef. She finds her way to Rock House Grill and back into the life of the man she helped save.

Can love be the ingredient needed to survive the many obstacles they face?

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D. V. Stone is an award-winning, multi-genre, traditionally and independently published author. She writes books people want to read. Whether romance or fantasy, her stories are about the importance of friends and family. About overcoming obstacles while doing it with humor.
Around the Fire is a popular weekly blog where she introduces both established and new authors giving an insider’s look into their lives and books as well as tidbits about her own life.
After retiring, she is now a full-time author and incorporates her life experiences into her books.
A former Emergency Medical Technician, she volunteered in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At the same time, she worked as a professional EMT in a women’s state prison. She was the proprietor of a coffee shop, and a small restaurant/ice cream stand in the years that followed. The years following were as a manager in an animal emergency hospital, while her last position was in a human medical office.
When not behind the wheel of 2Hoots—a 41 foot long 13.2 feet high 5th Wheel camper, she rambles around town in Northern New Jersey in a white Camaro. She also loves travel and history.
D.V. is wife to an amazing husband, mother to one son, and not your average grandma to three beautiful grands. A woman of faith, she believes and trusts in God.
My greatest pleasures are spending time outside with friends and family, cooking over the open fire, sipping a glass of wine, and reading.”
Hali, her rescue dog, always reminds her to let readers know, “Woof, woof.” Which is loosely translated as support your local animal rescue.
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#MFRWHooks “My curiosity is piqued.” #Mustread #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

Eyes wide, she asked, “What’s that supposed to mean?”

How was he meant to answer? He didn’t know, so he left the room without replying.

“Wait!”

He blew out a breath and stopped at the touch of her hand on his arm.

“I was taught manners, but I’m dead on my feet. It’s been a long day and this…” She waved her hand a little. “…is not what I expected.” Removing her hand from him, she continued. “Will you stay for breakfast tomorrow morning?”

Slowly, he raised his left brow. “Wasn’t part of the deal, but my curiosity is piqued.”

Her soft laugh was nothing more than a faint sound, but pure. Not only had she roused his curiosity by wanting to see Toby, but she intrigued him as well. Something about her screamed determination and strength, because truth be told, she’d handled the situation well, considering she was going to stay on her own in a big house, in the middle of nowhere in a foreign country.

“I’ll be here at eight o’clock. Please lock the doors after me.”

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?