Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas in July - 20 stories up for grabs!

Somebody is going to win ALL these Christmas stories.
It could easily be you!
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

The talented Iris Blobel shares her story, More Beginnings

~~ More Beginnings ~~ by Iris Blobel

♥♦♥ BLURB ♥♦♥

Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

 New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?

♥♦♥ EXCERPT ♥♦♥

Zach Taylor’s young neighbour, Mia, let out a long sigh as she joined him on his front porch and sat next to him on the swing. Enjoying a cool lemonade, he invited her to grab a soft drink from the fridge as well. It was a warm summer day, and the air showed no sign of cooling down. A lot of people in Hobart were weary of the unusual hot spell for the very southern Australian city.
With another hefty sigh, Mia raked through her long, blond hair and stared into the distance. “Honestly, Zach, she’s a dragon. I’m sure she does it on purpose. She doesn’t like me. She thinks I’m spoilt.”
The dragon in question was Miss Peterson, Mia’s high school English teacher. There was no doubt that Mia liked school, and she enjoyed her classes. And even though English wasn’t her worst subject, it certainly was the toughest one, with Miss Peterson piling on homework one after the other.
Zach took a sip of his drink before he replied, “Hey, pumpkin, settle down. What’s that supposed to mean you’re ‘spoilt’?”
She lifted her shoulder in a slight shrug. “You know!”
Raising his brows, he replied, “Actually I don’t know! Isn’t she Sophie’s good friend?”
Another shrug. “Kind of, I suppose. They used to do the boxing stuff together, and since Soph’s carrying a baby, they go and enjoy coffee and cake instead every once in a while.”
Ignoring his chuckle, she went inside and helped herself to cold lemonade. She opened the can with a simple click as she returned outside and took a long sip.


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.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

IT'S COMING - MAY 20 - Spooky Twisties 1

Lindsay, Nick, Chris, Amy and Paul are just a few of the kids in the neighborhood that enjoy each other’s company and like to hang out together.   From the usual antics that preteens enjoy, like playing in the graveyard, trick or treating, and celebrating birthdays, the kids find themselves in some unique situations that lead to unexpected ending twists.  

Spooky Twisties I offers 13 tales of terror that will grab you from the start, and leave you with chilling surprise endings.  Adventures are speckled with humorous dialogue to frightening calls for help in working through their series of unusual encounters.  Even though the chapters have individual story lines, many are intertwined with characters that are not so likable.  For instance, Creepy Guy and Dan the Security Guard seem to have a ‘fixation’ for Lindsay and Amy who are best friends.  Then there is old Mrs. Miller who has seemed to live on the street forever, but has found a secret to anti-aging.  ‘Easter eggs’ or ‘hidden references’ mesh, and just when you think you’re headed towards a ‘fairy-tale’ ending, a strange unforeseen chilling conclusion occurs leaving the reader saying, “I didn’t see that happening!” No happily ever after endings here. 

About Me:   
I’ve lived my entire life in western PA and the majority of my working years were as a Systems Engineer for a large corporation.  When my sons were born, I took a hiatus from work, and tutored math and reading and substituted in local schools.  I returned to the workforce and retired a few years ago.

Except for writing a little poetry in college, I am a new writer who started writing seriously a few years ago. 

Spooky Twisties I began with one story about a group of kids that go out to play their annual game of ghosts in the graveyard.  This story eventually led to others and became the Spooky Twisties Series.

Links to buy: Print copy can be pre-ordered now before May 20.

MuseItUp Publishing    
Amazon Kindle             
Barnes and Noble           
Apple iBooks                          iTunes                     

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day Sale - HUGE!

Prices are SLASHED!

In honor of Mother's Day all twelve books in
Grandma's Wedding Quilts will be reduced to



When all the Mother's Day hoopla has died down, 
what better way to relax than to 
set down and read one of the 
American Mail Order Bride stories
that you were able to buy for

Here are some of the stories on sale......

Kristy McCaffrey - Alice: Bride of Rhode Island 

Patricia Carroll - Constance: Bride of Florida

Ashley Merrick - India: Bride of Indiana

Ashley Merrick - Beth: Bride of Massachusetts

Linda Hubalek - Lilly: Bride of Illinois

Peggy Henderson - Emma: Bride of Kentucky
  Kirsten Lynn - Gillian: Bride of Maine

Margaret Tanner - Edwina: Bride of Connecticut

Lily Graison - Anna: Bride of Alabama

P A Estelle - Hannah: Bride of Iowa

Kit Morgan - Lottie: Bride of Delaware

Kit Morgan - Leora: Bride of California