Thursday, 3 December 2015

Guest Interview with Iris Blobel, Author of Australian Sports Stars Series #Sports #Romance

The business questions
Please give us a short introduction about yourself
I was born and raised in Germany, met my Australian husband in Canada and followed him the other end of the world in the late 1990s. I have two beautiful girls who keep me on my toes, a dog, and a couple of budgies. I started a writing a few years ago, and can’t stop the voices in my head since – but I’m loving their company.
Tell us about your latest release.
My latest release is book #3 in the Australian Sports Stars series, I think I love you. It’s about soccer player Markus DeLeon and childhood friend Sarah who cross the line between of being friends and lovers – and don’t seem to be able to know how to deal with the new situation.
Describe your feelings when you learnt that your first book was accepted for publication.
OMG, I think we went out for dinner that day, celebrated, and I’m sure I told everyone who’d listen … and those who wouldn’t. I felt humbled and excited about the idea that a publisher liked my story. It was really bizarre. Nowadays I get a lame “Well done, mum” from my girls, which makes me laugh and cry at the same time.
Where do you find inspiration?
I usually get new ideas for my books while on holidays. We all like travelling and we’re always having a great time. So most of my stories are set based on places I’ve been to.
A favourite line from one of your books
I’ve got a few J
“My knee, my injury, my questions.” from Let Me Love You
“That, my dear, is a mystery to be solved.”  From Love Will Find You
“I’m not sure whether you're my lemonade. You seem more like cola to me. Tempting and yummy, but not good for one's health." From New Beginnings
Your favourite drink and food when writing
Zero Coke and homemade waffles

The nosy ones
What’s the silliest error in a book you’ve submitted?
Oh wow, considering that English is my second language, there are quite a few, but sorry, I cannot recall one in particular.
Favourite comfort food?
Unfortunately I’ve accumulated a nice amount of food intolerances, so comfort food doesn’t exist anymore – but it used to be bikkies.
A person you admire
My mum.
If you could ask any person in the world one question of your choice, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Anybody  -  “Why do we hate?”

The fast ones
Favourite colour? Auburn
Favourite pet? Our dog Jasper.
Dog or cat? Cat
Coffee or tea? Earl Grey Tea
Quickie or candles? Candles
Hunky or chunky? Hunky
Suit & tie or jeans & boots? J & B
Walk in the park or chat over cocktails? Walk

Promotional info
Author bio:
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 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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Markus DeLeon and Sarah Winter’s lives couldn’t be more different… 

After three years away as the goalkeeper for an English soccer club, Markus has been happy to be back in Australia. He’d missed his family and friends, including Sarah. He’s known her since childhood, and often protected her from the teasing of other children and the troubling consequences of a broken home. 

When they attend their friends’ wedding, a new light is cast on their friendship… 

Sarah is fresh out of a bad relationship, and Markus has always been the one she can confide in. Maybe it’s the magic of the wedding—or how stunning he looks in a tux—but the attraction between them intensifies in ways they’d never imagined. 

But sometimes when risking what you have, you might lose everything… 

Following a passionate encounter, Markus isn’t sure how to handle this new aspect of his relationship with Sarah, and literally flees the scene for the coast. Sarah is unsure how to react to his sudden departure, but is soon knocked off course by misunderstandings and a frightening family emergency. 

Markus realises his mistake and wants to make things right, but he also faces obstacles. He’s been offered an exciting new job, and an attractive newcomer to the neighbourhood is eager to claim his attention, though the last thing Markus needs is another confusing relationship. 

Can Sarah and Markus face the fear and doubt—and the potential loss of their lifelong friendship—to give their love a chance?

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