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Isobel Starling

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Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland. Now she writes full-time and runs her publishing company, Decent Fellows Press.

The 'Shatterproof Bond' series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller. Isobel has just completed her 17th book.

The Shatterproof Bond series is narrated by Gary Furlong. "As You Wish"(Shatterproof Bond #1) won the Audiobook Reviewer Award 2018 for Romance, it was the ONLY M/M Romance in a finalist list of M/F Romance.

"Illuminate the Shadows" and "Return to Zero", "Counterblow" and "Top Hat" are all available as audiobooks.

The first THREE books of "Shatterproof Bond" will be trans

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Thanks for the question. There are no plans as of yet to continue Matthew's story, but many readers have said that they want more.…more
Hi Laura

Thanks for the question. There are no plans as of yet to continue Matthew's story, but many readers have said that they want more. Matthew and Austin are such a hot couple that if I have time I would like to explore their relationship and how they fit in to Sir James Aiken's dastardly plans. The 'world' the story is set in concerns the Shatterproof Bond series, and I'm working on book 5 of that at the moment. I won't say never, just not yet! :-)(less)
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Apple Boy Paperback and goodies

Hello everyone.

I am so delighted that Apple Boy charted at #4 in the Amazon LGBT Fantasy chart on release day. Thank you to those who purchased a copy or are reading on Kindle Unlimited.

I'm publishing the paperback of Apple Boy next Friday 22nd Feb. It is such a beautiful book and I am so happy to have a copy in my hands.

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As You Wish Illuminate the Shadows Return to Zero Counterblow Powder Burns
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Fall Together Sweet Thing
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Apple Boy
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Detective Fox and the Chris...
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Apple Boy by Isobel Starling
"Loved it!!! I shall eagerly await more for this series. I’m hoping for at least one more Adam and Winter book. So cute together!"
Isobel Starling added a status update: Gary Furlong and Isobel Staring are finalists in the Audiobook Reviewer Awards - Romance Category for "As You Wish". Out of the five books on the finalist's list, they are the ONLY M/M Romance. You can vote here:
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" Audible has released the audio book of The Rebuilding Year - I hope you enjoy this amazing interpretation of the story by Gomez Pugh. He did such a wonderful job of rendering the voices and narration exactly as I envisioned them. <3 (When I get..." Read more of this blog post »
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I'm loving all aspects of this author and her stories, that is except how brief they all are. It's so frustrating when you get settled into a story, really disconnected from everything else and engrossed, then's over. I want more, w..." Read more of this review »
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“Sei la luce della mia vita." (You are the light of my life) he whispered softly. Declan steadied his partner. He was getting pretty damn good at Italian, "La mia luce brilla solo per te." (My light shines only for you.)”
Isobel Starling, Counterblow

“I know who I am when I'm wi' Sam. When I wake up in his arms, I'm so at peace I don't wantae get out of bed. He makes me laugh until I cry, he always cares for me, no matter that I'm a maudlin, moody control freak. I look at him, and fer the first time in my life, I'm home - Declan Ramsay (Illuminate the Shadows- Shatterproof Bond #1)”
Isobel Starling, Illuminate the Shadows

“I don't have te let ye come. Coming is a privilege, not a right- Declan Ramsay to Sam Aiken. (Illuminate the Shadows- Shatterproof Bond #1)”
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