Rainbow Snippets 28/5/17 – Sunset at Pencarrow

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 in a while, but finally getting to a breathing space between edits, promo, and deadlines, although it won’t be for long!

My snippet is from Sunset at Pencarrow which is co-written with Lou Sylvre, and set in New Zealand. It’s also releasing from Dreamspinner Press on the 7th!

“I’ve already told you—” She glanced at his ticket. “—Mr. Dunn… Nathaniel… I don’t have that information. The fog will lift when it decides to lift, and we can’t begin to reschedule flights until that time. In the meantime, you’ll have to wait like everyone else.”

“You don’t understand. I have to be in Christchurch this afternoon.”

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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20 Responses to Rainbow Snippets 28/5/17 – Sunset at Pencarrow

  1. I realize it’s an island, but now I can’t get the song “Get Me to the Church on Time” out of my head. I don’t suppose Nathaniel is on his way to his wedding? 😏

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  2. Uh-oh, sounds desperate. Wonder what’s going on?

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  3. AM says:

    Oh, I know that feeling of having to be somewhere with no possible way to be on time.

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  4. siobhanmuir says:

    I always find those statements of “you don’t understand, I have to be” with regards to weather greatly amusing. Let me get the weather gods on the phone, shall I? lol Great snippet, Anne. 🙂


    • Anne Barwell says:

      Oh yes, the weather does what it wants, and what you want has nothing to do with it. Glad you enjoyed the snippet. 🙂


  5. louiselyons013 says:

    Oh dear, I hope he can get there for whatever he’s needed for.

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  6. aldreaalien says:

    That’s one desperate man. I wonder what’s happening in Christchurch… Is this set during the quakes?

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  7. P.T. Wyant says:

    Someone needs to tell him that “you’ll have to wait like everyone else” means that he’s not more important than anyone else.

    (Pet peeve, can’t you tell?)

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  8. Ooh, not long until release day now, then! 🙂 I must confess, I’ve had thoughts / said things like that before now, even though *I know* there’s nothing anyone can do about it.


  9. Hope he gets where he needs to go!

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    • Anne Barwell says:

      Thanks! He does eventually but it’s one of those occasions when taking the scenic route works out so much better 😉


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