Author Archives: Anne Barwell

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

Politics Makes Strange Deadfellows by Jane DiLucchio

A big welcome to Jane DiLucchio as part of her tour with Silver Dagger Book Tours for Politics Makes Strange Deadfellows. Politics Makes Strange Deadfellows Kate Matthews Mystery Series Book 2 by Jane DiLucchio Genre: Cozy LGBTQ Mystery Kate Matthews … Continue reading

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Release Blitz – Black Heart Ice by Abrianna Denae

A big welcome to Abrianna Denae as part of her release blitz with Gay Book Promotions for Black Heart Ice. RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Black Ice Heart (Unveiled Magic, book 1) Author: Abrianna Denae Publisher: Self-published Cover Artist: Sleepy Fox … Continue reading

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Love Bytes Reviews Monthly Blog – Sweet as!

This month’s post at Love Bytes Reviews is about changing US spelling into UK/NZ as I continue editing my backlist.

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Release Blitz – A Sacrament of Sin by Matthew Angelo

A big welcome to Matthew Angelo as part of his release blitz with IndiGo Marketing and Design for A Sacrament of Sin. Title: A Sacrament of Sin Series: The Midnight Agency #4 Author: Matthew Angelo Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – 19/10/21 – Shadowboxing

This week’s #teasertuesday is from Shadowboxing, book 1 of my WWII Echoes Rising series. Michel placed a hand on Kristopher’s shoulder, signalling they needed to move out. “Kristopher…,” he whispered, trying to instill the gravity of the situation into that … Continue reading

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Release Blitz – Spellbound by Ava Marie Sallinger

A big welcome to Ava Marie Sallinger for her release blitz with Gay Romance Reviews for Spellbound. Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Spellbound By Ava Marie Salinger Fallen Messengers, Book 2 Can Cassius and Morgan overcome an elusive enemy and … Continue reading

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To Bring Him Home and Other Tales by Warren Rochelle

A big welcome to Warren Rochelle as part of his tour with Other Worlds Ink for To Bring Him Home and Other Tales. What was your first published work? Not counting publications when I was in high school and college, … Continue reading

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I Am Writing – 17/10/21 – Double Exposure

From Double Exposure: “Rupert has a habit of going to ground as soon as there’s any hint of trouble. It’s how he’s survived so long.” Simon frowned. “The fact he’s not here doesn’t bode well for the seriousness of this … Continue reading

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Release Blitz – Ground of Resurrection by Mell Eight

A big welcome to Mell Eight as part of her release blitz with IndiGo Marketing and Design for Ground of Resurrection from NineStar Press. Title: Ground of Resurrection Series: Wizard Wars, Book Two Author: Mell Eight Publisher: NineStar Press Release … Continue reading

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Release Blitz – Desert Dreams by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

A big welcome to RJ Scott & V.L. Locey as part of their release bitz for Desert Dreams. Desert Dreams (Owatonna 6) This story is best read as part of the series. It can’t be read as a standalone. GLBTQ, … Continue reading

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