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Let Me Love You, by Iris Blobel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
But he keeps them at an arm’s length, and when he meets Tamara, he’s unprepared for the attraction he feels for her. Told by his coach that she’s off limits, only draws him in more.
Tamara Amis moved to Melbourne to find some distance between her past and herself…
With the help of her uncle, the coach of a Melbourne baseball club, she quickly finds a job, and a place to live. Yet, one meeting with the handsome pitcher stirs unexpected emotions that threaten to overwhelm her.
It’s Oliver’s injury that brings them together, but as they find out about each other’s pasts, how can they be ready to share a future?
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your published book the first time?
That was definitely a “wow-moment”. Holding the book in my hands, I vaguely remember showing it to everyone, whether they were interested or not. Because I thought it’d be a one-off, I was massively proud of my achievement. Still to this day, the first book is my little “baby.”
When did you first decide to call yourself a writer? What prompted the decision?
I don’t really call myself a writer, but a storyteller. I wrote a blog post years ago about what I’d consider the difference. I have lots of stories to tell, but thank god, there are editors who polish and shape them. I’m in awe of writers who can ‘easily’ (in quotes, there’s nothing easy about writing a book!) type a story of about 80ks.
What is your best advice for someone just starting their first manuscript?
Yes, you started it, so keep going… don’t panic that it’s going to be a long way and you can’t see the end of the tunnel, yet. But you will soon.
No giving up now! Keep on writing.
Sit back and give yourself a clap on your shoulders. You’ve done extremely well, you can be proud of yourself. BUT, the hard work starts now… so don’t give up, keep believing in yourself and your story!
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 some time living in Scotland, London, as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper only emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as their dog. Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.