Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Love Tools by Isobel Reed @GoddessFish


Love Tools

Bluestone Series Book One

by Isobel Reed

GENRE: Contemporary Romance


BLURB:


When city girl Lily shows up in Bluestone County, cocky cowboy Jake reckons it won’t be long until she hightails it back to London. It didn’t matter that his heartrate spiked whenever she was nearby. Or that he couldn’t get her out of his head. Because Jake was the king of casual and Lily was apparently the queen of picking the wrong men.


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Excerpt:

Lily stared at the boarded-up windows and took a deep breath. There was no turning back now. Pulling the keys from her handbag, she unlocked the door and followed the creaking sound of the floorboards into the dimly lit store.

To her surprise the shelves were still stocked and brimming with power tools, each item covered in a layer of dust that had already started to make its way up her nostrils.

What the hell are you doing here Lily?” she muttered to herself as she ran her fingers across the counter.

To get this place up and running, it was going to be more work than she ever imagined. She just hoped the apartment upstairs was in better condition.

After exploring the shop floor, she went to find out. She followed the beige hallway into the living room, taking a seat on the squeaky leather sofa and looking around. The space was depressing. Habitable but depressing nonetheless.

How could he have lived here for so long, and it still feel so empty?

Furniture was sparse, and other than the chair she sat in, the only other items that remained were a flatscreen TV, a scratched wooden coffee table and a small shelving unit scattered with a few books and a couple of picture frames.

She looked over at the kitchen adjoining the living room and noticed some basic appliances. It felt strange to be in his space. His home. Surrounded by his things. Was there a right way to feel? 


Interview with Isobel Reed

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ben and Jerry’s Phish food. Basically, anything Ben and Jerry’s.


Which mythological creature are you most like?

I would love to say that I’m like a fairy. Cute, little and only a tiny bit naughty. But in reality, I’m more like a vampire. I don’t like too much sunlight, or my pale skin will burn. I can sniff out unsavory smells a mile off and have no problem making it known that they upset me. Like when my husband whips out the Branston pickle. I’m also pretty sure a wooden stake through the heart would kill me.


First book you remember making an indelible impression on you.

My mother read Lord of the Rings to my brother and I when we were younger, and I remember being obsessed. I actually used to dream about Middle earth. It was the beginning of my love affair with both books and fantasy worlds.


How do you develop your plot and characters?

All my books start with the first scene. I usually have an idea of how the book begins before I do any kind of development. Once I’ve got everything out of my head and onto my laptop, that’s when I start thinking about the characters. I start with basics like why they are there and what they do for a living, before moving into what shapes them as a person. What are their parents like, do they have a good relationship? What is their dating history? Who are their friends? I prefer to create the characters first and the plot follows. I’m what’s known as a “pantser” which means my stories are developed while I’m writing them.


Describe your writing space.

My home office is a corner in my living room. But a pretty corner. I have an awesome chair, a sleek gray desk and one of those cool banker’s lamps. I’d like to say I write all my books sitting in a sensible ergonomic position there, but that would be a bold-faced lie. Most of my writing happens on my sofa where I’m slumped against navy cushions. Normally in a position that any health and safety expert would frown upon. 



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Isobel was born and raised in London. She still lives along the River Thames with her husband and her substantial book collection. Ever the hopeless romantic, she fell in love with the genre from a young age and was inspired to write her own stories. When she's not feasting on romantic comedies or binge reading her hoard of contemporary romance novels, Isobel is writing.


Connect with Isobel Reed

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Giveaway:

$50 Amazon/BN GC 




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6 comments:

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed reading the interview, Isobel, and I enjoyed the excerpt, Love Tools sounds like a book that I will really enjoy reading!

Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!

Kim said...

The excerpt definitely leaves me wanting to read more.

Bea LaRocca said...

I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Love Tools is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your story

Isobel Reed said...

Thanks for the lovely comments Stormy, Kim and Bea! Happy reading everyone! :)

Sherry said...

Sounds like a very good book.

Jolanda said...

Sounds like a great read!

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