Teaser Tuesday – 26/10/21 – Winter Duet

This week’s #teasertuesday is from Winter Duet book 2, of my WWII Echoes Rising series.

A man in a SS uniform stood inside the entrance to the ward. He was talking to the Feldgendarme who had asked to see Kristopher’s papers.

The SS Obersturmführer glanced up at Kristopher. Their eyes met. It couldn’t be. Kristopher would have known that face anywhere, especially the coldness in his expression and the intensity of his gaze. This wasn’t a man who merely carried out orders. He enjoyed hurting others. So did the Oberscharführer with him, Müller.

“Verdammt!” Kristopher exclaimed before he could stop himself. He lowered his head, but it was already too late. He’d seen the recognition in the man’s eyes.

“Lehrer!” Reiniger shouted. “Stay where you are! You’re under arrest.”

He had to get out of there. Kristopher glanced around wildly, looking for an escape route. Müller drew his weapon. So did the Feldgendarme next to him.

Kristopher backed up instinctively, Müller closing the distance between them and blocking the way forward. He and the men with him were between Kristopher and the door they’d come through, preventing him from using it as an escape route.

The door at the other end of the ward was his only chance. He heard Dr Osterhagen say something but didn’t register the words.

He turned tail and ran for the remaining exit, hoping, praying, he’d reach it in time.

You can read more of this story here.

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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