Rainbow Snippets – 5/9/21 – Shades of Sepia

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 Shades of Sepia, book 1 of The Sleepless City series, which I co-wrote with Elizabeth Noble.

It’s is one of my favourite lines from the story, and has spun off with a life of its own through the series.

“This stuff is worse than I remember it. I usually come in here for the beer.”

“How did you and Simon meet?”

“I ran him over with my car. Horrible thud noise. It scared me half to death.”

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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9 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 5/9/21 – Shades of Sepia

  1. Cara Hartley says:

    Well, that’s certainly one way to meet your significant other!
    Your book is included in this month’s Roost Recommendations, featuring a link to this post, a buy link, and a blurb. I share the Roost Recommendations posts on Twitter with readers looking for their next read.


    • Anne Barwell says:

      Thanks – you’ve linked to book 2 in the series by my series co-author Elizabeth Noble. Still a great read, but not this one. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll let her know. You can read about Lucas’s SO in Family and Reflection (it’s not Simon).


    • Anne Barwell says:

      And thanks for tweaking your page to include both. Much appreciated! (and apologies if I couldn’t see both before and they were already there…)


  2. Ahhhh!!!! OMG, horrifying yet hilarious as told, already knowing all ends well! ❤️


  3. aldreaalien says:

    So you could say… their relationship started with a bang.
    Ba dum tss!
    …I’ll see myself out.


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