Rainbow Snippets – 17/1/22 – Family and Reflection

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 Family and Reflection, book 3 of The Sleepless City series I wrote with Elizabeth Noble.

This is official council business, and as such will be discussed in front of the full council.”

“Of course it is.” Declan steeled himself and followed Jasper down the stairs. Simon had told him that he’d heard rumors of an elevator to the inner chambers, but neither he nor Jonas had seen it. While Declan doubted the council members themselves climbed three flights of stairs after attending one of these meetings, they had no qualms about making their visitors—victims—do it.

When they reached the bottom of the staircase, Jasper rapped loudly on a set of double wooden doors but opened them without waiting for a reply.

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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7 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 17/1/22 – Family and Reflection

  1. P.T. Wyant says:

    Love the bit about the elevator. Curious to know what this meeting is all about.


  2. janadenardo says:

    Intriguing especially seeing as visitors are ‘victims.’

    Liked by 1 person

  3. aldreaalien says:

    So… this council meeting is off to a cheery start. Nice foreboding atmosphere.


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