I Am Writing – Comes a Horseman

Moving projects this week as I’ve just uploaded Winter Duet to Amazon – release date 17th February.

This week’s snippet is from Comes a Horseman, the next book in the series.

Right on schedule, the third explosive blew. They’d decided to hit more than one target that night rather than use the explosions as just a distraction. The Germans would presume one act of sabotage was a distraction for the other, yet both would achieve as much damage. Cutting overhead wires cost the enemy precious time without communication so they didn’t find out about Allied bombing raids until it was too late.

“Cover me,” Matt hissed. He ran for the pole and began to climb quickly. It wouldn’t take long before the soldiers realised the real target.

Crap, how high was this thing? Matt gritted his teeth and continued to climb.

Gunshots sounded below him, an exchange of fire between his team and the soldiers.

One foot missed a foothold. A bullet whizzed past, and he bent his body out, then in again, barely avoiding it. He looked up. Only a few more feet and he’d be there.

Ken and Sébastien could hold their own down there. Four men against two, but they’d fought against worse odds.

The gentle breeze increased in force the higher he climbed. His imagination and fear gave it more power as it buffeted against him and tugged at his hair.

One foot, then the other secure, Matt balanced carefully and pulled out his cutters. He used one gloved hand to hold on to one of the climbing brackets and cut the wires quickly.

Someone yelled out in German below. Shots rang out again.

“Damn it,” he muttered after another bullet came way too close. He ducked, then scrabbled to find a hold as he felt himself fall.

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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