This week’s #teasertuesday is from Family and Reflection, book 3 of The Sleepless City.
Smoke poured from the kitchen. Declan heard coughing and a fire extinguisher. Ben’s attempt to put out the fire wasn’t working. Declan couldn’t see the wolves, but he could hear them. Growling, followed by the sound of something heavy hitting the floor. Scrabbling noises were quickly followed by the sound of objects flying in all directions.
One of the wolves yowled in pain.
“Lucas!” Declan yelled, heading for the back of the café.
Ben stood in the doorway leading to the kitchen. He gripped the extinguisher with both hands. Foam spurted out of it, smothering the flames, but more replaced them before it made any difference. His eyes were streaming, but otherwise he seemed okay. “Declan! Lucas is in the storeroom. He’s fighting another wolf. I can’t get the fire out. They’re trapped.” He gave the fire extinguisher another couple of squirts, but it was useless.
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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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