Saturday 4 February 2017

#RainbowSnippets - 4 February 2017 - From 'Wish You Were Here'

Time for more Rainbow Snippets.

For today's snippet, I thought I'd share a few lines from my forthcoming MM novella, Wish You Were Here, which releases from Dreamspinner Press on 8 Feb and for which you'll find the blurb and other details below.

He had no idea where his parents found this place. They had simply announced yesterday morning that they would be spending the next two weeks together in this patch of nowhere on the outskirts of the Cotswolds. Attendance was compulsory—try as he might, Oakley couldn’t budge his mother on that—so he’d thrown a few things into a duffel bag and determined to make the best of it. When they returned home, he’d be back to university. A few months ago, he’d dreaded the thought of his final year; now he looked forward to it as a reprieve from his mother’s tears and his father’s blank-faced stoicism.

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.


  1. Ouch. Not looking like a happy getaway...

  2. Oh dear, I hope things will work out for them.

  3. Poor guy. Vacations are supposed to be fun!

  4. That doesn't sound like much of a vacation.

  5. I can just see him marking days off on a calendar, counting down until it's over...

  6. Thanks guys. No, it's not a promising start, is it? Fingers crossed it all works out for him in the end! :)

  7. What a difficult situation to be in. Family obligation is a tough one.

  8. Poor guy. That doesn't sound like a good situation.