Rainbow Snippets 6th Jan – Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks

The 12th Jan is release day for my Swiss-based novella ‘Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks’, so it seemed fitting to share a snippet from it.

Here Steffen is talking to his cousin Amelia about Mark:

“Since when do you see someone”—she made the annoying pointy fingers—“without it being serious? I know you fuck about, Steffen, but repeat performances are different.”

She was right, of course. Spending time with Mark was the highlight of his week, and that was a dangerous game. But that didn’t mean he was going to admit it. “He is a nice guy, lovely actually, but we have a shelf life. He is only here for a short while, so there is no point in looking any deeper.”

She clicked her tongue. “Canned meat has a shelf life, not relationships. Where’s this lovely man from?”

“The UK—Mark is here for work.”


Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks is now available for PRE-ORDER: ebook Dreamspinner Press and Amazon



Fancy reading snippets from other authors? Head over to the Rainbow Snippet Facebook group.

Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: Now Available for Pre-order from Dreamspinner Press


I am a very happy Rebecca. It’s been too long since I’ve had a new standalone release, but I’m very happy to say Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks – my novella based in Basel, Switzerland – is now available to pre-order from Dreamspinner Press.

Get it here: ebook from DSP

Release date: 12th Jan 2018



Neither of them wants to fall in love, but getting exactly what they don’t want might be the best thing to ever happen to them.

Mark hopes his boredom with his current job will be alleviated by a short stint in Basel, Switzerland. When he meets Steffen, who struck out on his own from an old-money family to establish an IT firm, Mark expects some fun, great sex, and a clean break when his job is done. The arrangement is perfect for Steffen, who has been content with casual after a betrayal—and has a taste for British men after attending university in the UK. But as they explore the city’s rich history and traditions, Mark begins to see Steffen as much more than a tour guide with benefits. If he isn’t careful, the trip meant to break the lull in his career might end up breaking his heart instead….