Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fresh Beginnings Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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  Title: Fresh Beginnings
Series: Beginnings #3
By: Iris Blobel
Publication Date: October 12, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
 New Beginnings
Beginnings #1
More Beginnings
Beginnings #2
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. Sign up for Iris' Mailing List and receive a FREE copy of New Beginnings!
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Rescue pUpdate, NaNo Prep, and Giveaway!

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On the first Monday of the month, I gab about what's going on with me, my writing, and life in general.

Fall is here! It's funny, but I sort of consider this change in season as the start of my writer year. I tend to start looking at my schedule and planning upcoming book projects. And after my recent annual reader survey, I've got a brand new book in development that I'm really excited about. Stay tuned!

Rescue (p)Update

Tina curled up with blankie and her favorite stuffed bunny.
I haven't posted about our rescue puppy for a while, so I thought I should offer up a photo and pupdate. Tina's doing well. She's 9 months old now, a dachshund/beagle mix. She's rather spoiled by having All The Toys and sleeping with Mommy. (The photo was taken of her on my lap.) And she had her first play date with another dog, my son's new rescue Ellie. (He was inspired after spending time with Tina.) This was a big deal since Ms. Tina came to us as a poorly socialized pup who'd clearly had bad experiences during her time being lost in the streets and at the shelter. After some initial fireworks and posturing, Tina did quite well letting her cousin-dog hang out while my son visited. 

NaNo Prep!

It's that time again when I'm about to launch into November's National Novel Writing Challenge (NaNoWriMo, or NaNo).  This will be my 11th time participating, and I hope my 11th "win." (To win, I have to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The prize: pride in a job well done...and a book for you!)

I've been hard at work prepping this year's book, which will be the first in a planned 3-book paranormal series. And as I've done for some of my previous years I do believe I'll be posting daily updates here on the blog along with my favorite lines written each day. Stay tuned!
s near, she can't convince him to talk about the real world. When reality pulls them back, she must either work to discover the truth or resign herself to seeing the man she loves...only once every spring.


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Until next time...

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J. Rose Allister is the author of more than thirty books under three pen names, primarily romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night.

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