Teaser Tuesday – 26/7/22 – Shadowboxing

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

“I’ve been so naïve,” he muttered, shuffling up the stairs to his bedroom. “Naïve and stupid.”

After undressing quickly, he slipped between the sheets and wrapped his arms around the big feather pillow just as he’d done as a child when he was scared to go to sleep. Clara had always reassured him that the specters haunting his dreams weren’t real. When she’d sat with him, her presence had comforted him until he’d drifted off to sleep. Unfortunately, although he’d like to believe they could be, these new nightmares were not going to be banished by a few words.

He rolled over in bed, biting down on his lip in an effort not to scream. Instead of succumbing to the desire to leave his mark on the world through science, he should have followed his original dream to become a professional musician, but that idea was one he’d discarded long ago. If he survived this, he was turning his back on science forever. Right about now, a small house in the country and a violin would be all he needed to achieve happiness.

That, and someone to share his life with.

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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