Rainbow Snippets – 22/2/21 – The Harp and the Sea

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 The Harp and the Sea which I co-wrote with Lou Sylvre.

The nights were the worst, when the loneliness tried to reach for him, to swallow him whole. The dreams that came with his feelings of isolation weren’t only because of his current situation. Those had started after Angus. They hadn’t spent any nights together, for Angus was too scared of their relationship being discovered to risk it, but they’d both drifted off for a bit after lovemaking. Ian had woken in Angus’s arms, half sleepy, his head on Angus’s chest, listening to the steady thump of his heart, and feeling his lover’s breath caressing his hair.

Those were the dreams that plagued him now when he slept.

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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4 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 22/2/21 – The Harp and the Sea

  1. So heartbreakingly beautiful…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. P.T. Wyant says:

    Kari stole my words.

    And you’ve drawn me into this story with just those few lines.

    Liked by 1 person

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