Rainbow Snippet – 31/7/16 – Winter Duet

My Rainbow Snippet this week is from Winter Duet, book 2 of my WWII Echoes Rising Series. I chose it for two reasons. Firstly, I’ve just sent back copy edits for the 2nd edition to DSPP, and secondly because one of my betas is sick and this bit is the introduction of her favourite character.

He was young, younger than either Kristopher or Michel by at least five years, maybe more. Early twenties, if appearances were anything to go by, although it was difficult to gauge. Strands of light brown hair stuck out from beneath his helmet. His goggles were shoved back off his face, and he wore a flight uniform and flak jacket. He held a knife in one hand, and he was trembling, fear reflected in his bright blue eyes. Dried blood was smeared under his nose.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, 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 and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up 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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12 Responses to Rainbow Snippet – 31/7/16 – Winter Duet

  1. Dramatic, ominous, yet striking intro!


  2. AM says:

    Love this vivid description of him. I can easily picture this.


  3. amyraenbow says:

    Dramatic. He sounds very vulnerable.


  4. P.T. Wyant says:

    Great description. I picture him as maybe feeling trapped? Hopefully his fears are baseless.


  5. Such a vivid description!


  6. b10track says:

    Wow! That’s a kick-ass scene setup!


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