Soulmate for SIN - Izzy van Swelm - Blog Tour


The effects of an attack on SIN, a twenty-nine year old University lecturer, reach out further into his future than SIN could ever imagine. In a story, which seems doomed to start with an end, SIN learns about the forever kind of love, and how family is not just biological. ‘Soul-Mate for SIN’ shows how twists of fate can take a loving, but ordinary family, from a small market town in Lincolnshire, England and turn them into something extraordinary.

Author Bio

Izzy van Swelm is English, but took her Mother in Law’s maiden name as a pen name. Izzy dreams of a world where all sentient species have rights and respect. A world where LGBTQ lovers and friends, old and young, can walk holding hands meeting nothing more than the occasional affectionate eye roll. A world where intelligence, gentleness and compassion are the overwhelming attributes of politicians, and religion is practiced by those who believe, but never forced on those who do not.

Izzy is a romantic, a dreamer, a vegetarian and just a little eccentric. Izzy writes because she loves to tell stories, and she hopes that her stories will bring happiness, enjoyment and maybe to some…a little hope.

Tour links

28 Jan - Diverse Reader
29 Jan - RJ Scott
2 Feb - The Hat Party
4 Feb - JP Barnaby
5 Feb - Love Bytes
6 Feb - GGR Reviews

Buy links

Amazon: TBD

Character Interview

Hello. Can you tell us your name and who you are?

My name is Snowy, I am married to Sally, and I am Sin’s father.

What do you do for a living Snowy?

Oh it’s very boring I’m an accountant, but I’m hoping to able to retire early and do some travelling with my wife. She doesn’t know that yet, so keep quiet if you talk to her, please.

So what do you like to do for fun, I heard you went with Sin and the others to the Rainbow Lounge? That’s a gay bar and drag club isn’t it?

I really enjoy my garden and vegetable patch, actually Sin helped me when he could after…well you know the ‘incidents’. I like going out to dinner, and I do enjoy a nice single malt whisky on occasion. That reminds me Charlie and Sin owe me a bottle…they drank nearly a whole bottle between them, in tea! I was flabbergasted, £80 a bottle that malt was, a beautiful whisky. (Wipes imaginary tear)

Um…yes…I did go to The Rainbow Lounge, just the once with the boys and my wife and one of Gabe’s nurse friends, Julie, and her new boyfriend. Nice chap I remember we talked about fly fishing.

So Snowy does it bother you that your son is gay and in a serious relationship with another man?

Good grief no! I’m still very close to Sin, and his boyfriend is a really wonderful man couldn’t wish better for my son. Instead of losing a son I gained another J I’m the last one, after what happened, to belittle the problems homophobia cause, but I really don’t understand it. I mean my friends don’t ask Sally and me what we get up to in the bedroom… I’d give ‘em what for if they did! So why do people care what goes on in the private life of anyone else? I’ve heard of poor boys and girls being disowned or thrown out of home because they’ve ‘come out’ to their parents…I don’t understand it.

The way I see it you love your children unconditionally…I mean look at WIN…Oh I can’t talk about that. Anyway, the less I know about what either of my children, straight or gay, do in the privacy of their own homes the better I like it. They’re still my kids and I love them.

Thank you Snowy. Something different what did you think of the drag acts at the Rainbow Lounge?

(Clears throat) Well it was different the… um… compere Miss Clitty Sparkles was a bit over the top you know? You won’t tell her I said that will you, she’s a bit scary for an ordinary chap like me. The music was a bit loud but after a few drinks it was quite amusing and then there was this one act, Lady Charlotte was her name, well she was beautiful and a voice like an angel we were all quite taken with her…shame Charlie missed her. It was a good evening nice to be with all the youngsters once in a while but I do still prefer a quite meal out with Sally.

What can you tell us about Soul Mate for SIN?

Not that much really I don’t read a lot of romances, and Izzy has told us all not to let any ‘spoilers’ out, which will be difficult for my wife (hahahaha) wonderful woman my Sal’ but she does like to talk. It’s about my son obviously and his boyfriend I suppose and the ‘incidents’ and all that hard stuff after… I ‘m told there are a few laughs and tears and knowing those boys some things I don’t want to know anything about (clears throat) Knowing Izzy it’s probably a jolly good read.

Well thank you Snowy that wasn’t too painful was it?

No, no not too bad at all thank you…um…can I go now?



  1. Thank you very much RJ for hosting my blog tour <3

  2. Great Interview it was so nice to read that Sin's dad accepted him and even went to a out to "Rainbow Lounge" you don't see that kind of acceptance often in books or life.


  3. Thanks RJ for hosting this! I'm loving these interviews so much more now that I've read the book!! I fell in love with these characters, and it's like I get to come back for more. As the proud parent of a transgender kid, I adore reading about supportive parents and families. It just makes my heart so happy! <3

  4. These stops with the character interviews are great! Wish there were more father's supportive like Snowy <3

  5. I love seeing and learning about the different characters at each stop. Thank you for the interviews.


  6. Thank you aqain for you comments...I'm so glad you are enjoying the interviews :)

  7. Starting to look forward to reading this book more and the cover too

  8. I'm enjoying meeting the characters and am looking forward to reading. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

  9. I'm enjoying meeting the characters and am looking forward to reading. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

    1. Thank you flutterfli I hope you enjoy the book :)

  10. Snowy sounds like a fun parent. Thanks for the giveaway, and the series of interviews. I love learning about characters this way.

  11. I am really enjoying the character interviews.

  12. I am enjoying how the interviews capture the different characters from story. Snowy is quite right, what business is it to ask people about their private lives especially your own family and why reject someone if they do not follow the expected lifestyle?

    Thank you for a chance to win a copy of this book.