Meet Isobel Starling #LGBTQ #holidays #giveaway

The Holidays are hectic trying to shop for everyone one else, so myself and several other authors decided to get together and help make your Holiday brighter! To celebrate this festive season, I am bringing you 25 fabulous authors that are going to share how they celebrate and maybe a treat and decoration. We are also having a huge giveaway. One Lucky winner will get a Kindle fire 7 and some gift cards to help fill it. Then each author is offering an ebook and there are a few audio codes as individual gifts! So not only one winner but 26! Read to the end to see how!

So grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and settle in your favorite spot with a warm throw and enjoy!

Cat: Today our guest is Isobel Starling. Hello Isobel.   Are you ready for Christmas?

Isobel Starling

Favorite cookie: I adore making Christmas cookies.  I spent my childhood in Germany and so am drawn to baking cookies that remind me of the scents of my childhood.  My favourite cookies at the moment are called Vanilla Kipferl, they are a light buttery cookie that is shaped like a crescent and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  They melt in the mouth and are so delicious when they are just out of the oven!  A batch of these cookies doesn’t last long in my house!

Last minute shopper or early bird?  I am a last-minute shopper and nowadays I just buy gift cards so my family can buy what they want, not what I think they want.  We all buy too much and the whole reason for giving gifts has been lost in the race to buy bigger, better and increase the quantity of gifts.  I would rather my family chose what they needed so gift cards are the best choice.

Favorite holiday activity? Sleeping!

Decorating when you begin do you go all out.  I don’t go all out anymore. I once worked as a designer on Christmas events and for that job I had to dress so many trees it nearly drove me batty.  I’ve become quite the minimalist.  I have a silver/white colourscheme and go for classy decorations and lighting. Less is more!

Traditional dinner or something else?  We always have a traditional dinner at home. We did try going to a hotel last year but missed the home comforts and the restaurant we chose for Christmas dinner was awful. I’m looking forward to having my home comforts this year.

Fruitcake: Yay or Nay?  I do love fruitcake however, I cannot eat whole nuts and so I always have a hard time with Christmas deserts as nuts are very much a big part of most recipes! 

Title: The Shooting Season

Author: Isobel Starling

Publisher: Decent Fellows Press

Genre: M/M Romance historical

Heat Rating: 3

Pages 175

Cover Artist: Isobel Starling


Monday 20th December 1897.

Mr. Benedict Hannan, the owner of Hannan’s Auction House in Fitzrovia, receives a letter inviting him to attend the sale of a private collection of Fine Art and antiquities belonging to the Late Lord Percival Ardmillan. Ardmillan is known to Benedict, or rather his son Euan is, and so, Benedict hurriedly travels to the West Highlands to fulfill his dream of owning a particular item from the Lord’s collection—something that he has coveted for thirty years.
In Scotland, Benedict meets the collectors who were invited to bid in the auction. He discovers that the auction of the private collection is not as straightforward as he had imagined. Forced to come to terms with his past and present desires, Benedict finds himself in the thrall of a mysterious traveler and in turn, gets more than he bargained for this Christmas!

 Meet Isobel Starling

Isobel spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland.  She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved writing more than making art.

Isobel is currently working on her twenty-first book. 

Isobel’s books can be found in Audiobook format, and translated in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

“As You Wish” (Shatterproof Bond#1) narrated by Gary Furlong won the Independent Audiobook Award for Romance 2018.  It is the first M/M Romance audiobook to win a mainstream audiobook award.  “Sweet Thing” was also nominated for the Independent Audiobook Award LGBT category in 2019.


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Shatterproof Bond Series

“As You Wish” (Shatterproof Bond #1) Novel M/M

Listen to an audio sample:

“Illuminate the Shadows”(Shatterproof Bond #2)

“Return to Zero” (Shatterproof Bond #3)

“Counterblow” (Shatterproof Bond #4)

“Powder Burns” (Shatterproof Bond #5)

“Shatterproof Bond” series box set – The first three novels in one ebook download


“The Apple Boy” M/M Fantasy


“The Dark Harvest” LGBT Fantasy

“The Rebel Candidate” (Shatterproof Bond #6)


“The Shooting Season”- MM Historical

“Man Crush” M/M Short

“Top Hat” (A Sam Aiken prequel) Short story M/M

“Silken” (An A.L.L. Sidestory) Novella M/M, BDSM, “Fred & Ginger”  M/M Christmas short story

“Back Where He Belongs” M/M  Christmas Novella

“The Christmas Bonus” Christmas Short story M/M

“M/M Christmas Box Set”

“Detective Fox and the Christmas Caper” M/M Romantic Comedy Novella

Pretty Boy series

“New York’s in Love” (Pretty Boy Series #0.5) M/M

“Fall Together” (Pretty Boy series #1) M/F, M/M

“Sweet Thing” (Pretty Boy series 2) M/M

“Pretty Box Series Box Set”

To help you have a happy Holiday season we are having a huge give away

Isobel is giving a copy of “The Shooting Season” in ebook or audiobook (Narrated by Gary Furlong) to one lucky winner


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