Author Interview with 2022 Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominee Anne Barwell

Title: Double Exposure Series: Pōneke Shadows Book 1 Author: Anne Barwell Genre: LGBTQ+ Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Werewolves & Vampires Publisher: LaceDragon Publishing Release Date: July 11, 2022 Format: Kindle Pages: ‏269 pages Vampires and werewolves live long lives. The Sleepless City saga might have ended but the story continues… Someone is hunting supernaturals. Vampire Simon Hawthorne and … Read more

Happy Birthday Release Day -REVIEW – Postscript – Kedgetown Book #1- Anne Barwell

Title: Happy Birthday Release Day – Postscript Series: Kedgetown Book #1 Author: Anne Barwell Genre: MM Romance, Gay Fantasy Romance, Magic, Werewolves, Vampires, Publisher: LaceDragon Publishing Release Date: Feb 7, 2023 Format: Kindle Pages: 191 Source: Amazon A magical bookshop holds the keys. When Mason Chynoweth inherits an old house in small-town New Zealand, he … Read more

NEW RELEASE REVIEW – Double Exposure -Pōneke Shadows Book #1 – Anne Barwell

Double Exposure

Title: Double Exposure Series: Pōneke Shadows Book #1 Author: Anne Barwell Genre: LQBTQ Fantasy, Gay Romance, Vampire, Shifters Publisher: LaceDragon Pubishing Release Date: July 11, 2022 Format: Kindle Pages: 269 Source: Amazon Vampires and werewolves live long lives. The Sleepless City saga might have ended but the story continues… Someone is hunting supernaturals. Vampire Simon Hawthorne and … Read more

BLOG TOUR: Double Exposure – Anne Barwell

Double Exposure

Title: Double Exposure Series: Pōneke Shadows Book 1 Author: Anne Barwell Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Detective, Romantic Suspense Publisher: LaceDragon Publishing Release Date: July 11th, 2022 Pages: 269 Vampire Simon Hawthorne and his human partner Ben Leyton’s plans for a peaceful holiday with family are hijacked by the New Zealand Supernatural Council. Tensions are … Read more

Release Day REVIEW : A Prelude to Love – Anne Barwell

Title: A Prelude to Love Author: Anne Barwell Genre: Gay Romance Publisher: Lace Dragon Publishing Release Date: Feb 28, 2022 Format: Kindle Pages: 232 Source: Amazon Joel is a music teacher who knows it’s time to forget his ex and move on, while Marcus runs a lawn-mowing business and has come to Wellington to escape … Read more

BLOG TOUR: Prelude to Love – Anne Barwell

Prelude to Love - Anne Barwell

Title: Prelude to Love Author: Anne Barwell Genre: Contemporary MM Romance Publisher: LaceDragon Publishing Release Date: February 28th, 2022 Pages: 232 Music speaks directly to the heart. Joel is a music teacher who knows it’s time to forget his ex and move on, while Marcus runs a lawn-mowing business and has come to Wellington to … Read more

Review: Comes a Horseman (Echoes Rising Book 3) – Anne Barwell

Title: Comes a Horseman Series: Echoes Rising Book 3 Author: Anne Barwell Genre: Historic M/M Romance WWII Publisher: ‎ LaceDragon Publishing; 2nd edition Release Date: August 25, 2021 Pages: 232 France, 1944 Sometimes the most desperate struggles take place far from the battlefield, and what happens in secret can change the course of history. Victory … Read more

Blog Tour: Comes a Horseman

“How long is the timer?” Ken asked.
“Long enough.” Nicolas spoke as though he was imparting casual information about a timetable. He turned suddenly and frowned. “Oh, that’s why… Merde! Run!”

Ken didn’t need to be told twice. He turned and ran, Nicolas behind him. They’d barely gotten clear before an explosion behind him lifted him into the air, and he hit the ground with a loud thud. He stood and wiped mud off his clothes. “What the hell?”

“The detonator I thought hadn’t worked, decided to work after all.” Nicolas grinned as he sat up next to Ken. He ran a muddy hand through his hair, then replaced his beret. “Good thing there was something soft to cushion our fall, hmm? We should go. I’m sure that’s attracted attention.”

“I’m sure it—” Ken automatically ducked at the sound of another loud explosion further down the track. Michel had detonated his explosive and blown up the shed. Hopefully the soldiers would head there first as it was closer. “That’s our distraction. Come on.”

Luckily Nicolas followed Ken without arguing. “The Germans won’t know which way to go first.”

“That’s the idea, so we’re going completely in the opposite direction, and the long way back through the woods. Michel was going to give himself plenty of time, rather than cutting it short like we—you—did.”

Matt would be worried, especially after Sébastien told him what had happened, but better late back than not at all.

“Sometimes these things have a mind of their own. That’s one of the challenges of—” Nicolas froze. “Did you hear that?”

Ken grabbed Nicolas and ducked behind some shrubbery. He drew his gun and motioned for Nicolas to say silent. A few moments later, two soldiers ran past their position. Fortunately they were heading in the opposite direction towards the railway line.

Oh hell. Not good. Not only were there soldiers by the original target, but patrolling the woods nearby.

“They knew we were coming,” Nicolas whispered. It wasn’t a question.

“Yes,” Ken said grimly. They’d have to sit there and wait until they were sure it was clear.

From the Desk of… Anne Barwell

From the Desk of…Anne Barwell Interview by Sherry Perkins   1. Who were your creative mentors or cheerleaders? My writing community, in particular my co-writers, and members of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance group, have been a huge support. Not only have they encouraged me to keep finding time to write, which is a big … Read more

Review: Shadowboxing – Anne Barwell

Title: Shadowboxing Author: Anne Barwell Genre: Historical M/M Romance Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: May 31, 2016 Pages: 270 Complete their mission or lose everything. Berlin, 1943 An encounter with an old friend leaves German physicist Dr Kristopher Lehrer with doubts about his work. But when he confronts his superior, everything goes horribly wrong. Suddenly … Read more