Anne Barwell All Authors

2020 - Jul

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Hi, I'm Anne. Welcome to the Gay Romance Readers Club. I'm looking forward to sharing my stories of two men falling in love across a range of genres.

Author Biography

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.

Anne works in a library, is an avid reader and watcher of a wide range of genres, and is constantly on the look out for more hours in her day. She likes to write in series and even so called one shots seem to breed more plot bunnies. Her writing is like her reading - across a range of genres, although her favourites are fantasy, SF, and historical. Anne also plays piano and violin, so often music plays a part in her stories and/or her characters are musicians.

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First: September

Second: December

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Free Book

Title: Slow Dreaming

Series: Tempus Institute

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Should he change the past for love?

As an agent for the Tempus Institute, Jason Adams’ task is to observe the past, not change it. But when he’s sent to 21st-century Wellington, New Zealand, during the last week of aspiring songwriter Sean Henderson’s life, Jason finds he can’t just watch from a distance. He and Sean quickly become friends and then lovers, and when the song that's haunted Jason for years connects them in a way he never anticipated, he'll risk changing history for the chance of sharing a future with Sean.

First Promo Book

Title: Shades of Sepia

Series: The Sleepless City

Series Number: 1

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To be soulmates they first have to survive.

A serial killer stalks the streets of Boggslake, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire.

Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans.

One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can't ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Boggslake, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he's found a new home.

After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer's next target.

Second Promo Book

Title: Shadowboxing

Series: Echoes Rising

Series Number: 1

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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 Kristopher and Michel, a member of the Resistance, are on the run, hunted for treason and a murder they did not commit. If they’re caught, Kristopher’s knowledge could be used to build a terrible weapon that could win the war.

For the team sent by the Allies—led by Captain Bryant, Sergeant Lowe, and Dr Zhou—a simple mission escalates into a deadly game against the Gestapo, with Dr Lehrer as the ultimate prize. But in enemy territory, surviving and completing their mission will test their strengths and loyalties and prove more complex than they ever imagined.


Review Site: Rainbow Book Reviews

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a delightful story. It is melancholy, almost lyrical, with quite a few twists, and a very surprising yet extremely satisfying ending.

Review Site: Joyfully Jay

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Ultimately, I loved this story from beginning to end. It hit all the right notes for the time period, pulled at my heartstrings in exactly the right way, and gave me two characters that wormed their way into my heart. This book is a wonderful piece of storytelling. Whether you’re a fan of historicals or not, I urge you to give this one a try.

Review Site: Rainbow Awards Honourable Mention

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"This is the first book I have read by this author and after reading it I can guarantee it won't be the last. I'm very glad she has a backlist that I can get stuck into. I really enjoyed the writing style, it was very easy to read . I must admit that I also really liked all the bits that Ben needed to translate as I found it refreshing to read terms that I understand :) To me the plot was fabulous, it hooked me in from the beginning and I loved the fact that it was a plot driven story that didn't need to rely on sex scenes. The pace of the story was great and kept me reading until the very satisfactory end. I will definitely be looking out for the next book in this series."