Rainbow Snippets – 25/3/18 – A Knight to Remember


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

This week’s snippet is from A Knight to Remember, book 1 in my Dragons of Astria series. I’m aiming to start outlining the sequel this week! Finally.

Aric continued what he was doing, then stilled when he caught a glimpse of black markings on Denys’s skin, just above his stomach. Aric pulled up the material a little more, still careful of Denys’s wound, wanting to see what was there, surprised at the strong need to touch it, to trace the pattern and the firm muscled flesh underneath.

“No,” Denys insisted. He grabbed the edge of his shirt and yanked it back down again quickly, before Aric could see anything more. “Cut the sleeve.”

“I wasn’t going to hurt you.”

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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16 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 25/3/18 – A Knight to Remember

  1. darlamsands says:

    Ooh! That’s really nice. Thank you for sharing. And Happy Writing!

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  2. Wow! Intense snippet!

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  3. jlmerrow says:

    Ooh, someone’s got a secret… 😉

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  4. A little tense and cautious… I like it!

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  5. aldreaalien says:

    Hmm. And just what could he be hiding?

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  6. janadenardo says:

    Ooo someone is not only hurt, but he has a secret

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  7. Hmm, I wonder what Denys though Aric was going to do?

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