Thursday, March 27, 2014

Iris Blobel Drops By/Book Giveaway!

It’s such a pleasure to be Vicki’s guest today. Thank you so much for having me here today.

I suppose it’d be polite to introduce myself first – I’m Iris, born and raised in Germany but I moved to Australia in the late 1990s. I’m married, have two beautiful daughters, work at a private school and present a German Program at the local radio every Wednesday.

But really, I’d love to talk about my latest books – New Beginnings and More Beginnings.
I love writing stories that are set in Australia. It has some of the most beautiful sceneries in the world – beaches with coral reefs, the outback with the Uluru or the rainforest with the most amazing wildlife.

But there’s also a small island south of Australia, which is called Tasmania. This is where my latest series is set. Why Tasmania? It has everything from mountains to coral blue sea, from warm summers to cold winters, a chocolate factory in Hobart (!!), Australia's oldest operating brewery and the friendliest people.
I fell in love with Tasmania during my first visit about 20 years ago and when I spent a long weekend in Hobart a few years back, I wondered what it would be like to move there – that’s how New Beginnings started.

New Beginnings is about Sophie and Mia Levesque, sisters who inherit a house in Hobart from a stranger.  As eight-year-old Mia settles well into her new school and life in general, twenty-something-year-old Sophie is not only occupied by her search of what connected her to Clara, but also her new studies and the two men, who suddenly have become part of her daily life - Mark O’Connor, the lawyer representing Clara’s estate, and Zach, the hunk from across the road.

In “More Beginnings” the now teenaged Mia finds out about her father. It’s got a little bit of everything in it, relationship between sisters, grief, romance and the “mystery” of who the generous lady was, who left them the house.

Thank you all for stopping by. I truly appreciate it.




Twitter: _iris_b


If you`ve read New Beginnings, leave a comment for Iris and you`ll be entered to win a copy of More Beginnings! 


Iris B said...

Thanks for having me as your guest today, Vicki. :-)

V.L. Locey said...

It`s my pleasure, Iris! I hope you come back to visit again.

Jillian said...

good luck with the book, Iris. It sounds like a wonderful story.

Iris B said...

Thank you Jillian :-) Much appreciated.

From Fatigued to Fatigues said...

Good luck with the novel! Beautiful cover.

Iris B said...

Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Congratulations on your new book!

Jeff Salter said...

I want to hear more about the Chocolate factory in Hobart!

Iris B said...

LOL Jeff ... I had an idea that would tickle your fancy ;-)

Iris B said...

Thanks for stopping by Joselyn.