Saturday 25 February 2017

Author Interview3 - Asta Idonea (+ Giveaway)

Today for Author Interview³, I am answering the questions myself as my MM alter ego Asta Idonea, to round off the blog tour for my new MM novella release, Wish You Were Here.

Asta Idonea Author Interview³

1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
When I started writing MM fiction, my mother thought it meant ‘Murder Mystery’
I started by writing slash fan fiction before moving on to create original MM stories
My pen name, Asta Idonea, has Norse influences because my first original MM story had a Viking theme

2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
Humour, Fantasy, Emotion

3) Name 3 of your literary influences
Bob Vickery, Charlaine Harris, slash fan fiction

4) Share your 3 favourite books
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Eugene Onegin by Pushkin
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?

PC, Red Pen & Tea

6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?

I currently type in my study and edit in my library/music room. A dream place to edit would be a little cafe in either Prague, Paris, or Reykjavík.

7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
To win a readers’ award for one of my stories
To complete my first MM novel
To increase recognition and awareness of my MM works

8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Believe in yourself
Always edit your work thoroughly before submitting
Read, read, read! :)

9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
To improve my social media activities
To complete and submit my first novel-length MM story
To prepare more free reads for my fans

10) Tell us about your latest release
Wish You Were Here is my latest MM novella. It's a contemporary tale with a paranormal twist, and I hope it will touch readers’ hearts and stay with them long after they close the final page.

Wish You Were Here
Asta Idonea
Dreamspinner Press
8 February 2017

ISBN: 9781635333060

Heat Rating: 1

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The death of Oakley’s sister has left his family broken and buried beneath their grief. In an attempt to get out from underneath their pain, they rent an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds. For Oakley, it’s an exercise in futility. He doesn’t see much hope for things to get back to the way they used to be, and he’s bored and restless as he waits out the time until he can return to the city and university. All of that changes when he meets local boy Bobby, and the connection between them is instant. Within a few days, Oakley is ready to walk away from everything to stay with Bobby. However, Bobby has problems of his own, and they might be more than the budding romance can survive. But they might also give Oakley a new perspective on his own situation.


Thank you to all the amazing bloggers who participated in my blog tour for Wish You Were Here. You can view all their posts at the links below.

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