Book Spotlight and Character Interview – More Beginnings by Iris Blobel

~~  More Beginnings ~~

(2nd Edition)

by Iris Blobel




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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?


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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.

Character Interview with Zach Taylor from More Beginnings

What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?

The wrong one for sure. But, hey, I’m a good guy. People judge me by my job, but it’s just a job which pays the bills and gives me a good life.


How about after they’ve known you for a while?

What you see is what you get and they figure it out quickly. I’m a laid back, fun guy most of the time.


What is your profession?

I’m an escort – ‘nuff said.


Tell me about your best friend.

Clara was a great friend. She was about twenty years my senior, but she was a lovely person. Kind. Generous. Clever. *sighs* Cancer got to her though. One hell of a ride to go that way. I suppose nowadays I’d call the Levesque girls good friends.


What’s the most important thing in your life?

Living life to the fullest.


You’re thoughts on love?

Can hurt you real deep.


Your greatest extravagance?

My car.


Is there anything you haven’t done that you want to do?

Life would be boring if there weren’t, wouldn’t it? Yes, I’m sure there are plenty of things out there that I’d love to do. *shrugs* Can’t think of anything interesting now, though.


Your quirky habits?

I like watching the Disney movies with Mia.


What quality do you like most in a man/woman?

Genuine people. There’s nothing worse than someone out there who pretends to be someone they’re not. Too much of those in this world.


What trait do you most despise?

Men who don’t treat their women right.


What are you most afraid of?



What do you value the most?



Favorite food

Soph’s homemade pizza. Delicious!


What would you consider your perfect night out?

It’s my job to go out so I prefer take away in front of the telly.


What was your first thought or impression when you met the person you fell in love with?

She wasn’t a dragon at all.


What would you change about the person you fell in love with?

There’s no way I’m telling you that … officially she’s perfect.


What do you like most about the person you fell in love with?

Her kind heart. Her love for children.


What would you change about yourself?

Hey, what are you saying? I reckon there’s nothing that needs changing. *winks*


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. Peter Perrin - July 31, 2017 @ 8:54 am

    This reads great and is quite intriguing.

  2. Daryl Devore - July 31, 2017 @ 10:56 am

    Fabulous cover. Great interview. Tweeted.

  3. Iris - August 1, 2017 @ 12:01 am

    Thank you, Peter and Daryl. I appreciate you stopping by.

    Thanks, Valerie, for sharing the interview with your readers. Much appreciated.

    • Valerie Ullmer - August 1, 2017 @ 5:47 am

      Anytime, Iris, I was glad to have you!

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