Teaser Tuesday – 19/10/21 – Shadowboxing

This week’s #teasertuesday is from Shadowboxing, book 1 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.

Michel placed a hand on Kristopher’s shoulder, signalling they needed to move out. “Kristopher…,” he whispered, trying to instill the gravity of the situation into that one word.

“I can’t,” Kristopher hissed. “Elise is in there, and I heard a gunshot. If she’s in trouble, it’s because of me. I won’t be responsible for any more death or suffering.” His voice shook. He pushed Michel’s hand away.

“You can’t blame yourself. Elise knew the risks. She wouldn’t want you to place yourself in danger. We are leaving. Now.”

“You may leave if you wish, but I’m not leaving Elise in there with Holm.” Kristopher’s voice was low but cold.

Michel admired Kristopher’s courage yet wondered how he could be so naïve. Did he truly think giving himself up would help Elise in any way? “We don’t know she is still alive. We are leaving. Now!”

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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