Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Adrift (+ Giveaway)

By Isabel Jolie
(Haven Island)
Publication date: June 8th, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I can be your dream girl…for a price…

Ever heard of Only Fans? It’s not my ideal job, but it pays the bills.
It’s even made me somewhat of a celebrity. My subscribers love my provocative shots, and I’m oh-so-good at teasing them.
Then he shows up in my small town and complicates everything.
See, Mr. Green-Eyed Gazillionaire is so far out of my league it’s ridiculous. We’re polar opposites.
That doesn’t change the fact that even though I’m a fantasy to most men, I only want to be his reality.
But nothing real can ever happen between us. Logically, I know that.
Too bad logic and I have never had anything but a passing acquaintance.
Because now, if I’m not careful, I’m afraid this sexy billionaire will smash my poor, pathetic heart into oblivion…

A delicious hot billionaire romance featuring two polar opposites adrift on a resort island with a small-town atmosphere, right of the coast of North Carolina.

This is a steamy contemporary romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, and no cheating.

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Join me as author Isabel Jolie talks about the pros and cons of writing the second installment in a series, as well as like and dislikes of it. Welcome, Isabel.

With the second book, you’ve already got your setting down and the characters are already developed in your mind. You’ve already heard their conversations, heard them joke or get pissy, and by the second book, it’s more of returning to a room of friends you know. There’s familiarity and ease. And it’s fun for me because I write first person POV...so in the first book I saw the setting and the people through one persons’ lens. And the second book is someone else’s lens...and I always find that variance to be fun to think about. What one person notices another doesn’t...how different people perceive other people...to me, that’s all fun shit to ponder.

But, with the second book, I have to do a bit more research remembering things like...what color are her eyes? hair? How tall did I say he was? What’s that person’s last name? All the crapola that I don’t necessarily keep straight with friends, neighbors and colleagues...well, that stuff strikes in the fictional world too. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just the aging brain at work. I’ve read that after having kids it’s downhill for the memory card...maybe that’s at play? But, without a doubt, I’d say that’s the struggle for me. I’ve been halfway through a book in the past, and the characters are watching leaves fall, and realized that I’m completely off on the season based on where I left it at the end of book 1. And that little error can require wardrobe changes for everyone. Fun times.

My series to-date have all been standalones. Each person has their own love story and their stories can vary dramatically. But, I imagine the whole attention to detail and plot outline becomes a much more significant challenge for a series where the story is actually continuing. I’d imagine book 2 you’d be fine. But by book 6...I might have to re-read the first two books! Think about those writers for Grey’s Anatomy - going on twenty seasons. I’d need to reference the series bible All. The. Time.

Meet the Author: Isabel Jolie

Isabel Jolie, or Izzy to her friends, is an Amazon bestselling indie author with an unquenchable thirst for a good, sexy love story. Izzy’s heart pumps faster for stories with strong heroines, down-to-earth realism, and an unexpected twist.

When she’s not writing or reading, she can often be found with a glass of wine in hand relaxing with her husband, daughters, and good friends lakeside.

Izzy fills her Instagram feed with funnies, inspirational “brain candy”, and anything that meshes with her mood of the day. #mood.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. What do you think would be the hardest part of writing a second installment in a series?

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  1. Smiling at the things Isabel has trouble remembering. Me too. Sadly I am much more likely to remember the names of neighbour's dogs and cats than I am those of the neighbours.

  2. This sounds like a spicy novel, Mason. The premise is interesting, too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for being on the tour!

  4. This sounds like a great and fun novel!


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