Rainbow Snippets – 12/2/22 – 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.

“Okay. I’m not about to do anything stupid.” Ben wondered if the two murders were related. Forge’s last comment seemed to suggest a risk that whoever was behind them might not be done yet.

“That makes one of you, at least. If you think of anything else, call me.”

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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10 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 12/2/22 – Shades of Sepia

  1. jeffbaker307 says:

    Mr. and Mr. North? 🙂


  2. Anne Barwell says:

    Thanks! Haven’t heard of it so will check it out. And yes The Sleepless City is a paranormal, and Simon (and later Ben) are part of a group who investigate supernatural related crime.


  3. P.T. Wyant says:

    “I’m not about to do anything stupid.” Sounds like famous last words to me!


  4. janadenardo says:

    Love it (I really enjoyed this book)


  5. aldreaalien says:

    “Not about to do anything stupid.” Riiight. As if I’d ever believe that of a MC.


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