Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wish You Were Here Blog Tour

 Wish You Were Here

Asta Idonea

Dreamspinner Press

8 February 2017


Heat Rating: 1

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.
Summer passed England by that year, as if it shared his family’s grief and refused to intrude upon such solemn days with unwanted sunshine. A cool, wet July turned into a blustery August, and now a dismal September loomed. From the window of their rented cottage, there was nothing but gray skies as far as the eye could see. The fields spread out in a patchwork of shortbread and moss. Plentiful rain meant the grass stood tall, but the lack of light filtering through thick, heavy clouds dulled its various shades of green. And this bleak scene was supposed to make everything better?
Oakley sighed and turned to the sink. He poured himself a glass of water from a spluttering, corroded tap and took a sip. Despite the dubious appearance of the fittings, the water was clean, tasteless, and refreshing. He supposed he should at least be thankful for that. It was likely to be the only pleasant thing this vacation would provide.

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Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.
Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!
As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Anniversary to Me!!

I can't believe it's been four years since my first published book, 'A New Dream' was released. Where, oh where has the time gone?

I've met so many wonderful people, readers and authors alike. Signed my first autograph at Indie Book Fest 2015. Saw two of my books pop up (even momentarily) on a Best Seller List. I retired from my day job to become a full time author. 

Check out my Facebook page for a chance to win some great prizes to celebrate my anniversary.

2017 is shaping up to be an amazing year. I just finished book 3 in the Warfield Hotel Mystery Series. 'Roaring Waters' will hopefully be coming your way this summer (or sooner if the publisher has a slot open). Some of you have been asking for Damien's story, and oh my it's going to be a special one. 

And Surprise! I've also started on book 4 in the series. It's a May/December romance for one of the reoccurring characters in the other books. All your favs will be back to visit, but the action will be taking place in the Gentlemen's Club this time around. 

I will be attending some repeat signing this year. You can see me in Cave City Kentucky at Pages in the Caves and in Toledo, Ohio at the Glass City Author Event. I am, also, returning to Indie Book Fest in 2017 in Orlando Florida. More information and chances to win tickets to the events will pop in the coming months.

And for those of you who love Stiles and the Pinkerton Man, I have not forgotten him. His new story will be coming later in the year. 

There is one thing I want to accomplish this year, as well. Posting more often, having some of your favorite authors on for a chat, teasing new reads from some of my favorite authors and yours, and just spending more time with you the readers. You are all amazing.