Rainbow Snippets – 9/4/17 – Comes a Horseman

Rainbow Snippets is a group who post 6 sentences each week from LTBTQ+ fiction or a book rec. Check out the FB page for more. #RainbowSnippets

I haven’t posted for a while as I’ve been knee deep in edits for two books. Here’s a snippet from one of them. Comes a Horseman is book 3 of my WWII Echoes Rising series, coming in a few months from DSP Publications.

Matt and Ken stopped rowing, the boat drifting back the way they’d come, caught by the current.

He heard boots against wood in the distance—the unmistakable sound of men running, probably over the bridge crossing the Rhine south of their position. “No farther or I’ll shoot,” one of them yelled.

Frej got down on the floor of the boat. Michel and Kristopher followed, then Liang. Matt kept hold of his oar, trying to keep it as still as he could.


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 Snippets – 9/4/17 – Comes a Horseman

  1. AM says:

    Sounds like an intense situation they’re in.


  2. P.T. Wyant says:

    I think maybe they should have kept rowing?


    • Anne Barwell says:

      Unfortunately that’s not an option as the oars would make too much noise on the water, and more risk of being found. Difficult to do when your instincts tell you to run – or row in this case.


  3. Oh my, how exciting. Such a cliffhanger. I may explode before I find out what happens next.


    • Anne Barwell says:

      Thank you! There are a few tense situations in this story. I believe in making my guys work hard for their happy ending 😉


  4. jlmerrow says:

    Yikes! Tense moment.


  5. What a tense moment!


  6. That’s a lovely tense scene. Hope they’ll be okay.


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