#SnippetSunday “She’s waited for over 20 years to see him again” #booktwt #books #mustread

My snippet today will be from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. The book received a new cover just recently and I absolutely love it. What do you think?

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@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya

Today’s Snippet

Connor Walsh leaned against the window frame with his arms crossed over his chest as he watched the waves crashing against the rocks. In front of him, as wide as the horizon, was the ocean. With the clouds drifting in from the sea, the sky had turned grey and dark, and he knew there’d be even more rain coming later in the day.

He would’ve enjoyed the scene if it hadn’t reminded him of the changes in his life. He’d been back in Fermosa Bay for two days already, but the memories of the first seven years of his life which he’d spent in this small Australian coastal town were tucked away in the back of his mind. Inaccessible as it seemed. Nowadays, his life was in London and had been for the last twenty-three years. Taking a couple of deep breaths, he looked towards the harbour in the distance, and the small town in the alcove with the hilly forest in the background, where he’d spent some of his childhood years. It was truly one picturesque little place.

A noise from the other end of the house hauled him back from his thoughts, and he stepped away from the window. Since he’d decided to accept Jack’s invitation to come to Australia a few weeks earlier, he’d had visions of what he’d find here. His mother hadn’t told him much about the time she’d lived here, except about Jack owning a pub. Connor had been furious for her lack of memory, but in the end, he’d admitted to himself that it had possibly not been a time she’d like to remember.

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#SnippetSunday “I am indeed.” #booktwt #mustread #readers

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet the start of Chapter 2 and is in Molly’s POV …

 

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@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya

Today’s Snippet

She gasped. “You… you’re—”

“I am indeed.”

Molly studied him. He didn’t look anything like the boy in the photos Mrs. Fielding had shown her. The stranger in her bathroom — in Mrs. Fielding’s bathroom — looked … she huffed a sigh and admitted, he looked sexy in his faded jeans, the dark blue T-shirt with Alaska written on the front in some corny font, his brown hair tousled, his skin unusually pale for someone who apparently lives in California, and his eyes … she met his eyes again and her heart skipped a beat. She blinked, dazed by the endless depth of his eyes, a rich, dark emerald that held her captive and her breath was trapped in her throat. Even with the thick glasses that the grandson sported in the photos, the green was the same amazing colour.

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#SnippetSunday “I know. She was my grandmother.” #booktwt #books #readers

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet the start of Chapter 2 and is in Molly’s POV …

 

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@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya

Today’s Snippet

And finally, he told her the reason of his intrusion. “I own the house.”

It took her a beat to relay the information to her brain. “Excuse me?”

“I own the house,” he repeated.

Finding her moisturiser bottle, she held on to it as tightly as possible for the sake of holding onto something. She hoped there was going to be an end to this soon. She squared her shoulders and narrowed her eyes. “Not sure what you’re on about, but this house belongs to the late Mrs. Fielding.”

His lips quirked on one side. “I know. She was my grandmother.”

She gasped. “You… you’re—”

“I am indeed.”

 

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#SnippetSunday “The man didn’t budge.” #booktwt #booktok #readers

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet the start of Chapter 2 and is in Molly’s POV …

 

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@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya

Today’s Snippet

As she reached for her underwear, the door opened. Jerking to a straight upright stance, ignoring the hammering in her chest, she stared for a second. A scream was stuck in her throat, almost choking her, she tried to let it out but in vain. Instinctively, she grabbed the soap and threw it at the person standing in the door.

The man didn’t budge.

She looked around, grabbed for her face washer, and threw that at him as well, even as she admitted to herself about the uselessness of the piece of cloth.

He caught it and a frown crossed his face. “Will you stop it?”

Finally able to, she shouted at the top of her voice. “Out! Get out!”

But he only cocked a lazy brow at her.

Holding on to the towel with one hand, she searched for something else to throw at him. “Who are you? What are you doing here?”

He raised his other brow as well. “Me?”

Although the steady drumming of her heartbeat still pulsed in her ears, the initial scare inside her abated. Despite a startling tingle tiptoeing down her spine and worry washing over her, her feet remained rooted to the floor, because there was something about him that didn’t scream danger to her. “Can you see anybody else here?” There could be no mistaking the hard note of annoyance in her voice.

His gaze flicked down to her chest where it paused for a moment before their eyes met again. Or was he checking out her scar? Awareness came over her, and she wished she had something to cover it up with.

And finally, he told her the reason of his intrusion. “I own the house.”

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#SnippetSunday “Her grandson hadn’t come to her funeral” #booktwt #bookish #love

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet the start of Chapter 2 and is in Molly’s POV …

 

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@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya

Today’s Snippet

Molly stepped into her neighbour’s shower and let the warm water run over her body. It’d been a busy couple of days since her house had flooded. She’d managed to finish the website design for the Sydney company. That was well and truly before the deadline and that gave her two or three days before they might come back with any queries or requests for changes. She rumbled through her mental calendar, knowing it should be enough time to get most of the things in her house organised before she was able to move back again.

Annoyance that she hadn’t looked after the gutters more ate away at her. It was going to be a few months until the house would be in good order again. At least she had insurance and didn’t have to worry about expenses. The builder from the other day had assured her, the study and the lounge room should only have carpet damage. However, her bedroom and the spare room would be more involved. They’d been able to move most of the furniture into the garage with little or no harm. A little sigh escaped her as she thought about what lay ahead, but she was grateful for having Mrs. Fielding’s house to stay in. Molly was sure the older woman wouldn’t have minded.

She turned the water off and grabbed her towel before stepping out of the shower. It’d been another lovely, but hot day, and she was grateful Mrs. Fielding’s lawyer left the power and water on. Apparently, he’d heard back from her grandson, who was due to arrive in a few days. Sadness went through her that Mrs. Fielding’s own grandson hadn’t come to her funeral. She had always talked with so much love about him, and he didn’t even have the respect to show up. She was going to give him a good piece of her mind when he’d arrive.

As she reached for her underwear, the door opened. 

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#SnippetSunday “Isn’t she in France?” #booktwt #readerscommunity #fallinlove

 

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet is in Noah’s POV …

 

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@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya

Today’s Snippet

A heavy silence hung between them for a long beat until his friend picked up the conversation again. “No problems, buddy. We’ll make it work.”

“Thanks. I really appreciate it.”

He hung up, checked the weather as well, and hoped he was going to be on his way home the next day. A thought popped into his mind, and he reached for his phone again. Graham answered almost straight away.

“Sorry Graham, I’m not really sure about the time difference, but I have a quick question.”

“Shoot.”

The short answer made Noah believe it must have been some ungodly hour in Australia. “Does my mother know?”

Graham blew out a breath. “No. I’m sorry, but I haven’t tracked her down, yet.”

That surprised him. After all, the lawyer had been able to track him down in Alaska. “Isn’t she in France?”

“Not anymore, it seems.”

“Shit.”

Graham choked back a snort. “Not the word I’d use, but I agree.”

Noah ignored the subtle chide. “Is that something you’ll work on?”

“Yes.”

Noah hesitated, not sure what else to say. “Okay. I’ll see you soon.” He hung up and snatched a piece of paper from his desk to jot down all the things he had to do in the next twenty-four hours.

Not much time.

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#SnippetSunday “My grandma died.” #booktwt #readerscommunity #fallinlove

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet is in Noah’s POV …

 

 

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@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya

Today’s Snippet

Switching on the light, he stood and headed into the living area where he threw wood on the fire. He might as well stay awake. After he’d dressed, he made himself a cup of tea and then booted up his laptop. He loaded pictures of Alinta Bay and his lips quirked into a smile as he reminisced about his childhood days. Slowly images of picnics with his grandmother and afternoons at the beach on his surfboard with friends returned, bringing a smile to his lips.

He checked the time. It was half past seven, and he reached for his phone. A few seconds later, his best friend answered the call.

“Buddy, what’s up?”

“Morning, Dean. I’ll need to head back to Australia for a week or two.” Noah had an idea of his friend’s thoughts and added, “My grandma died.”

“Fu… Sorry, buddy. You know it’ll take you close to a week to get there this time of the year.”

He chuckled. Yes, he was aware of it. “It’s not that bad. I will need you to fly me to Anchorage and I’ll hitch a flight from there.”

“Shit. Let me check the weather forecast, and I’ll get back to you.”

“Thank you, mate. I owe you.”

“Hey, and I’m sorry about your grandma.”

“Thanks, Dean. It’s important for me to be at the funeral. She was the one who took care of me after Mum left.”

A heavy silence hung between them for a long beat until his friend picked up the conversation again. “No problems, buddy. We’ll make it work.”

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#SnippetSunday “He also recalled the old, beaten up car.” #booktwt #noregrets #bookish

 

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet is in Noah’s POV …

 

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Today’s Snippet

Graham chuckled. “You’d better get used to the idea of returning with your summer clothes. We’re currently dealing with a heat wave here.”

Rubbing his face with his hand, Noah smiled. He remembered those hot days during which he’d surfed the ocean. “I’m sure I’ll find some shorts and a T-shirt.”

He disconnected after promising Graham to stay in contact and send him the details of his arrival. It was going to be hell to get out of this place this time of the year.

He closed his eyes and tried to remember Alinta Bay. The small coastal town he had grown up in. Tried to remember the house he lived in with his grandmother, but as much as he wracked his memory to come up with something, it eluded him. Except for the bright green carpet along the hall and in his room. He choked back a chuckle. Out of all things, that was stuck to his brain. Of course, he also recalled the old, beaten up car. How could he forget? It’d always been touch and go to get the engine started.

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#SnippetSunday “And he was happy.” #booktwt #noregrets #fallinlove

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet is in Noah’s POV …

 

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Today’s Snippet

Throwing himself back into the pillow, he tried to sort all the thoughts rushing through his head and deal with the guilt that spread through him.

“You’ve inherited her house and her savings,” he heard Graham saying. “I can call you again in a few days if you’d like me to get everything organised from this end. Unless you’d like to come home.”

Home.

Alinta Bay hadn’t been his home for so many years and the simple word sounded so wrong. Alaska was his home and had been for over six years now. And he was happy.

Yet, why did the simple four-letter word have such an impact on him?

“I’ll come home.” He paused, hardly able to believe his own words. Was this simply an emotional reaction or something he intended to do indeed? “Give me a couple of days. It’s shit weather over here, with a snow front on its way.”

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#SnippetSunday “My condolences.” #booktwt #Readers #fallinlove


Today, I’d like to dedicate the snippet to a former “snippeter” and fabulous author who sadly passed away too early. Ed Hoornaert’s blog posts were not only his weekly snippets, but full of mischief through the eyes of his cat “Effing Feline”. He was a great writer who was fun, but most of all, very supportive. I will miss him.

My snippet today will again be from my book “Tell it to My Heart” (free for KU Subscribers), book 3 in the Alinta Bay series. I will start a new WIP very soon. Today’s snippet moves into Noah’s POV …

 

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Today’s Snippet

 

Noah Fielding woke to the sound of his phone buzzing relentlessly on the bedside table. Reluctantly removing one arm from under the covers, he reached for his watch, squinting to read the time. Three o’clock in the morning. Who in the hell would call at this crappy time of the day? Or night as it were.

A rumble of thunder almost drowned out the buzzing, but it didn’t go away. With a big sigh, he grabbed the phone and answered. “Hello?”

“Is this Noah Fielding?”

“Who wants to know?”

“My name is Graham Hendrix, and I represent the estate of the late Mrs. Eliza Fielding from Alinta Bay. My apologies, I tried to get the time difference right, but it seems I didn’t.”

He swung his legs to the side of the bed and sat up. “Late?”

“My apologies, Mr. Fielding, your grandmother passed away two days ago. She had pneumonia from which she didn’t recover.”

He held onto the phone like his life depended on it and for several long seconds stared into the darkness. A pain settled in his chest and instinctively he rubbed it with the palm of his hand. “Shit.”

He almost missed Graham’s words, which were spoken in a hushed voice. “My condolences.”

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