Friday, September 23, 2016

Stargazing in Australia and New Beginnings by Iris Blobel (@_Iris_B) #RomanticTravel

Photo credit: Drachenfels castle in Koenigswinter, Germany, Image #74467597 c2016 by :jurajkovac,
Meme c2016 by Linda McLaughlin.
Today on The Maze I welcome new contributor 
Iris Blobel and her novel New Beginnings!

Iris writes:

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to travel to the Australian Outback. One night, we sat by the campfire and with clear skies we were able to locate the Southern Cross, the Milky Way, as well as planets that were only visible due to the clarity of the atmosphere.

Since then I consider “stargazing” as very romantic.

New Beginnings

Genre: Contemporary Romance

The chance to start life all over with the help of a stranger.


Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to her eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother’s death a few years ago, and it hasn’t been easy. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Problem is, though, they don’t know and have never heard of Clara Bellinger, the testator. Settling into their new life, Sophie is still afraid it’s all a mistake.

Mark O’Connor, attorney in Hobart and the bearer of the good news for Sophie and Mia, curses himself for the lack of information about the testator. However, researching the questions gives him an opportunity to see Sophie again, and the more time he spends with the two, the more he realises that his life is missing something. And it’s not his casual lover Linda.

But then there’s Zach, Sophie’s sexy neighbour from across the road… and a very good friend of Clara’s.

Will unravelling the mystery unravel Sophie and Mark’s promise of a future?

Buy New Beginnings at Amazon US ~ UK ~ AU ~

About the Author:

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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  1. Thank you for having me on you blog today, Kim, and my apologies for the lateness in stopping by - I've been on a #romantictravel the last two weeks :-)


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