Rainbow Snippet – 17/7/16 – Family and Reflection

My Rainbow Snippet this week is from Family and Reflection, book 3 of The Sleepless City. I figured as it came out a year ago this month it was a good one to share. Plus the full moon is this Wednesday…

He didn’t have to see the moon to know it was there. It pulled at him, twisting him inside, changing him.

The moon. Lucas licked his lips, panting. There was something… someone…. He leapt for the thought, tried to grab it, but it was gone.

The gray wolf lifted his head and howled.


About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date it appears as though the cats may be winning. In 2008 she completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher and a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts other authors, reviews for the GLBTQ Historical Site “Our Story” and Top2Bottom Reviews, and writes monthly blog posts for Authors Speak and Love Bytes. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions four times and reached the finals three times in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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16 Responses to Rainbow Snippet – 17/7/16 – Family and Reflection

  1. Lou Sylvre says:

    Ah, I still love that wolf!


  2. Wow, what an intense, frightening, yet oddly sensual moment!


  3. P.T. Wyant says:

    There’s something forlorn about him trying to hold onto the thought of someone and not being able to.


    • annebarwell says:

      Yeah, that’s the big thing about turning into a wolf on the full moon. Usually…. Glad you enjoyed the snippet.


  4. Rian Durant says:

    You’ve painted a beautiful picture there, very vivid.


  5. Alexa Milne says:

    Lovely language to give us a picture.


  6. AM says:

    I love this. It’s really sensory without being overly descriptive.


  7. Nice! I love the way you put us in his head here.


  8. Jana Denardo says:

    Loved the attempt to recapture a memory.


    • annebarwell says:

      Thanks. I wanted to show how the shifting affects him emotionally and mentally as well as physically. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂


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