Books Galore – And your chance to promote!

Promote your book

One of the topics over the last few weeks amongst author friends was “book promotion”. The how and the where, and of course the most effective one. It’s a struggle all authors, or for that matter, all businesses have to deal with.

4F1H has a free week this week, a perfect opportunity to help out my friends out there.

I thought to open up this blog post today and invite everyone to add a purchase link to

a-    the book you’re currently reading  – or
b-    the book you have just read    – or
c-    your favourite book   – AND
d-    your own book.208a0-morebeginnings

Please don’t go overboard with the invitation and keep the links to a maximum of four!

As for me:

I’m currently reading: Lily Malone “Fairway to Heaven”  and our own Jeff’s “Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold”.

My favourite book is: Cecelia Ahern “If you could see me now”

The book I’m about to read is … well … post away, so I can choose!


About Iris B

Iris Blobel writes warm, sexy, and sometimes witty Australian Contemporary Romance books for readers who, like herself, still strongly believe in love and Happily Ever Afters. And she knows HEAs. Her couples are hungry for life, done with the past, passionate about family, and emotionally hopeful for a future. The stories are mainly set in Australia but also in New Zealand and even the US, depending on where her travels take her. She loves nothing more than for her readers to join her on her journeys.
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51 Responses to Books Galore – And your chance to promote!

  1. I’m currently reading Stealing the Preacher. (
    I don’t really have a favorite book. However, I love everything by Francine Rivers or Lynn Kurland.
    One of my own books that I’d like to share is Diamond Mine. Set in South Africa this story weaves a tale about diamonds, slave trafficking, and love. (


  2. Thanks so much, Iris! I just released a new contemporary romance, WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, Book 1 in the Rock Star Series.


  3. jeff7salter says:

    This is a wonderful idea, Iris. And, naturally, I want to promote my most recent novel — the screwball comedy, “Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold.” [And thank you for mentioning it already!]


  4. I just finished reading Zach’s Rebound Girl by Monique DeVere
    and now I’m starting Savage Deception by RT Wolfe.
    My favorite books of 2014 have been by members of my local writing group: Alyssa Alexander (The Smuggler Wore Silk)
    and Diane Burton (One Red Shoe)

    And that’s four links, so I’ll have to wait for another opportunity to post my own books!


  5. Awesome idea Iris!!

    I just finished Two-Room Flat by Jill Urbach

    I haven’t decided yet what to start next. (Maybe this post will give me some ideas!) 🙂

    I’m in the market for a new favorite book. The last time I re-read my old favorite, it didn’t hold the same appeal for me that it had held for the ten years prior. Sigh. I think I’m growing up.

    One of my books:
    Just Dessert

    Have a great day! 🙂


  6. Lily Malone says:

    Hi Iris!
    I’m just glad you’re currently reading my book!
    Lovely idea for a post.
    The book I’m currently reading is Sinister Intent by Karen Davis.
    The book I just read (and loved) is called Irrepressible You by Georgina Penney.


    • Iris B says:

      Great to see you here, Lily!
      Have been banned to read at night cos I was giggling too much reading your book 😉

      Sinister Intent sounds like something I’d like, and it’s “local” as well!


  7. The book you’re currently reading – I’m reading With A Vengeance by Jacqui Jacoby

    Your own book – Moonstone Obsession –

    Thank you for the invitation Iris!


  8. Here’s the Amazon link for the first book in my new regency series, Markson Regency Mystery. Book 2 will be releasing in May


  9. Okay. This is my book. It’s my debut release, which came out in October. MARRY ME, a sweet, funny contemporary romance with a sassy heroine and a sexy, widowed minister. Trust me, he is totally sexy.


    Barnes & Noble:


  10. I’m currently reading The Color of Heaven which is a great read. The Kindle version is free.

    I’m not sure I have a favorite author.

    My own new release is Blue 52, a mainstream romance available from Whiskey Creek Press.


    • Iris B says:

      Congratulations on your new release, Elaine. Blue 52 sounds like a great read as well. I’ve downloaded “The color of heaven” and can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the link!


  11. Imogene Nix says:

    I’m tossing up my next story 0 which will likely be the new Chloe Neill “Wild Things” followed quickly by Nikki Dee Houston’s “All Fired Up”

    And my latest two (coming in March?) Reunion – War’s End and Blood Secrets II – The Illuminated Witch.


  12. teacooper says:

    Oh, what a fantastic idea, Iris! Thanks!
    I’m currently reading Outlander I (bit embarrassed to admit I hadn’t read it!)
    And my own book is Passionfruit & Poetry – it’s on sale until tomorrow!!


    • Iris B says:

      Hi Tea and thanks for coming over! I’ve gotta admit I’ve never heard of Outlander, but will certainly have a look at it. And I certainly like the sound of your story!


  13. Well, this certainly garnered a stampede of comments…we are always looking for ways to promote and I love that you give the opportunity to promote other’s books as well – thanks Iris. I have just finished reading the above mentioned Passionfruit and Poetry (link also above) and it was a wonderful book. My book is Beyond Innocence (Australian historical) and is on sale until tomorrow:


    • Iris B says:

      Hi Joanna … yes I’m glad people are commenting. My TBR list has grown immensely this week … and I hope it’ll help out authors a bit as well 🙂
      I’ve never read an Australian historical book … I love the sound of yours!


  14. Great idea!
    Presently reading: Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggott
    My own publication, Nov 2013: Love, in writing:


  15. Dear Foxes, you’ll be inundated. A great idea!

    The book I’m reading now is one I’d strongly recommend to all Romance writers. It’s “The Art of Romance Writing” by Valerie Parv. It’s both practical and inspiring.

    My all-time favourite romance is a classic by Georgette Heyer, “A Civil Contract”.

    And here’s my own book, “Irresistible Enemy” – set in the bushy outskirts of Melbourne. It’s due for release on March 15th.

    Some very tempting offerings above. So many books to enjoy…


    • Iris B says:

      Hi Mary – thanks for stopping by. And thanks for the links of the above books. They sound like interesting stories. I’ll definitely will add Irresistible Enemy considering I live west of Melbourne. Always like reading local stories! 🙂


  16. Thanks for this! I’ve just finished The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry Great story!
    My favourite romance author at the moment is Marie Force, mainly because I love her series- so may to choose from.
    My latest release is a spicy fantasy romance, The Lady’s Choice : How do you choose between duty and desire?
    So many wonderful stories, so little time to read them!


  17. Thanks for this generous opportunity, Iris.
    I’m currently reading Instant Temptation by Jill Shalvis (one of my favorite authors).
    My all-time favorite is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon I’ve read it several times. Another I loved was Lady of Hay, another time-travel by Barbara Erskine.
    My latest book Fur Ball Fever, is a romantic crime mystery that tickles the funny bone. It’s available on Amazon at (US) or (Universal link for all countries).


    • Iris B says:

      Oh Maureen, I loooooove Jill Shalvis and I love the “Wilder” series 🙂 Good choice. And another one who’s recommending “Outlander”. I do have to give this one serious consideration! Love the sound of your story as well.
      Thanks for stopping by!


  18. pjharjo says:

    I’m late (as seems to be usual, lately) but I see I am not too late to, um, so some more promotion. I’ve currently bee doing lots of reviews and have just finished enjoying 3 short stories by K.C Maguire. Along that same vein, I have a whole list of Favorite books. The first one that pops into my mind is THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. I don’t know which book I’ll be reviewing next, but I have a few to go…

    Oh, and of course I’m doing more promotion on my own Trilogy – CONNECTIONS, a story of lost souls cursed to search throughout lifetimes for their soul mate and their intended family. The first 2 of this saga are out and available on Amazon. The thrilling conclusion is soon to be released from

    Thanks, Iris! 🙂


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