Old Acquaintance (Excerpt)


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Old Acquaintance (Excerpt)

Old Acquaintance (Excerpt)

by Asta Idonea

“But it’s New Year’s Eve.”

Katie’s pout at the end of the soft whine was adorable…if doll-like blonde bombshell was your thing. It wasn’t going to work on Damon though. Not this time.

“I told you, Kat, I’m not in the mood for partying right now.”

“That’s why you need to come.” She grabbed his arm and dragged him across the room to the wardrobe, flinging open the door with such force Damon feared it might come off its hinges. “Cole was a complete dick.” She paused and cocked her head, curls dancing. “In the bad sense. I know you wouldn’t mind that in the good sense. The more cock the better, right? Anyway, the guy was a bastard, but you are an angel. You deserve happiness, Damon, and who knows, maybe you’ll meet Mr. Right tonight. New Year’s Eve is a time for fresh starts, and this party is going to be sublime. You simply must come. It’s my only New Year’s wish. Surely you’d not deny me my New Year’s wish. Not when it’s such an easy, tiny little thing to fulfill.”

Damon said nothing. His New Year’s wish was to erase the last three and a half years, either by wiping them forever from his memory or by finding a way to go back in time and revise his decisions—one of them, anyway. He didn’t need Katie to tell him about Cole; he knew him intimately. The rock god had swept Damon off his feet the moment they met at the concert. Cole had been lead guitarist, and Damon an enraptured groupie who couldn’t believe his luck when the longhaired, leather-clad hunk singled him out. Their love—or what Damon had thought was love—had lasted three years. Then he’d found out about the affairs.


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About the Author

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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