Hello my lovely followers,
I hope you have a great morning. :3
Are you in the mood of a surprise? I have some exciting news for you:
Isabelle Adler has an upcoming book in the queue: Irises in the Snow, coming November 4.
It’s a holiday romance novella, where childhood friends get their second chance after years of estrangement.
To celebrate this what’s better than to have a cover reveal!
Also, as the cherry on top of the sundea Isabelle Adler was so kind and agreed to write a guest post I want to share with you. ❤ Read her post below, but first give her a warm hello.
She talks about the process in writing this amazing story, what one of the main topics is and what she hopes to achieve with this cute holiday novella. Let’s make it a success, that we can see more of those adorable novellas by her in the future. 😉
You might have (already) read some of the other author’s work – if not check them out: the Staying Afloat series (Adrift, Ashore), Frost, The Castaway Prince, it’s sequel The Exile Prince or A Touch of Magic are terrific titles by her.
See the author page on NineStar Press for further information about each book & where to get. 🙂
See below the amazing cover which I was captivated with. ❤
Irises in the Snow comes out November 4, 2019, so mark this day in your calendar!
Let us take a look at the amazing cover. But first there’s the small teaser… 😉 Scroll down for the full cover. :3
Are you excited?
Then scroll further. 😀
Here it comes!
The amazing cover!
Tell me below (in comments) what you think of it. :3
Isn’t that cover super cute? :3 The Iris is perfect in its lushness & it evokes the holiday spirit perfectly. ❤ And the two guys nose to nose, isn’t that heartwarming? :3
Title: Irises in the Snow
Author: Isabelle Adler
Genre: M/M, contemporary, holiday novella
Release Date: November 4, 2019
Publisher: NineStar Press
Length: 25.300 words
Cover artist: Natasha Snow
Warning: Secondary character recovering from cancer,
deceased parents, dealing with grief
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It’s Christmas, and Justin’s life is fraying at the edges. The family business he took over instead of going to art school is bleeding money, and his boyfriend of seven months cheated on him. Under these circumstances, family gatherings can be rough, but Justin believes he has everything under control. That is, until Elliot, his former best friend (and the first guy to ever break his heart) unexpectedly shows up at the holiday dinner party.
With both of them still nursing the wounds of the past, it might take a real Christmas miracle for Justin and Elliot to learn to appreciate the art of second chances.
Today I’d like to talk about my new book, Irises in the Snow. It’s a contemporary M/M romance novella, set in a small town in Indiana around Christmas time, and tells the story of former childhood sweethearts who find a way back to each other after years of estrangement.
As perhaps befitting to a story revolving around Christmas, the main theme of Irises in the Snow is forgiveness. Forgiving other people’s mistakes and the hurt they’ve inflicted, as well as forgiving yourself for having made bad choices.
A talented artist, Justin had once dreamed about going to a prestigious art school in LA together with his high-school boyfriend, Elliot. But as always, life has a tendency to disrupt even the best-laid plans. Justin had to stay and help his family through some hard times while Elliot went away. The severed connection left a festering wound, and the years spend apart did nothing to dull the heartache and the resentment.
It’s bad enough to have to spend Christmas with nosy relatives while desperately trying to hide all his recent failures from them, but when Elliot unexpectedly shows up at the holiday dinner party, it really sends Justin into a tailspin.
As it turns out, forgiveness is anything but easy―especially when there’s plenty of blame to go around. Sometimes it’s even out of the question. But sometimes it’s the first step of letting go of the past we spend so much unnecessary time and energy clinging to instead of looking forward to the future.
This was my first time writing a holiday novella, and I really hope I got that particular blend of sorrow and joy right for the season. We all had our lessons to learn, both the characters and the author! I did have a lot of fun with this book, and I hope the readers will like it too. I’m looking forward to writing more of this type of stories!
Thank you so much, Isabelle for stepping by. ❤
Author bio – Isabelle Adler
A voracious reader from the age of five, Isabelle Adler has always dreamed of one day putting her own stories into writing. She loves traveling, art, and science, and finds inspiration in all of these. Her favorite genres include sci-fi, fantasy, and historical adventure. She also firmly believes in the unlimited powers of imagination and caffeine.