Cat’s Quill by Anne Barwell #TGPUL

Posted February 1, 2017 by Shari in Book Tour, The Great Pick Up Line / 15 Comments

Cat's Quill by Anne Barwell #TGPUL

Welcome Anne Barwell as they share their Great Pick Up Line from Cat’s Quill.
Take it away Anne!

The Great Pick Up Line

A twig snapped on the ground beside him, and he opened his eyes. A man was standing watching him. Tomas swallowed, returning the man’s smile with a shy one of his own before he had even thought about what he’d done.

The man had long legs, enclosed in tight, form-fitting brown trousers and black boots to mid-calf. Tomas opened his mouth to speak and closed it again.

“I’m sorry, did I disturb you?”


Cat’s Quill by Anne Barwell

Series: Hidden Places #1
Genres: M/M Fantasy Romance
Published by Dreamspinner Press on May 30, 2011
Pages: 350

Tomas Kemp has two successful novels to his name and the true belief that a successful sequel is only a matter of a little inspiration. When Tomas meets a mysterious stranger under the branches of an old oak tree, he feels compelled to tell him about a book he holds dear and the sequel he wants to read. But Cathal doesn’t share that deep belief that the sequel Tomas seeks ends happily. Cathal has seen enough of a world where stories are real to know that happy ever after is sometimes the dream that won’t come true.

But stories have never let Tomas down, and as he follows Cathal across the reality shift between their worlds, he learns that Cathal is right: Happy ever after is never just given—but sometimes, it can be fought for and won.

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date it appears as though the cats may be winning.

In 2008 she 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.

Anne’s books have received honorable mentions four times and reached the finals three times 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.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • I love the idea of a romance between guys from different worlds that connect so they can meet. Love. Sounds like romance won’t be easy for this pair with one not believing in it. 🙂

    • Anne Barwell

      Thanks. Sophia. The important things in life are worth fighting for 🙂

  • It can be interesting. In any case it’s a great cover!

    • Anne Barwell

      Thanks, Melliane!

  • Shari Delighted Read

    Thank you for joining us Anne!

    • Anne Barwell

      Thanks for the opportunity, Shari 🙂

  • Wow, I love the premise for that story. I haven’t read this author before but you’ve given me something to look into further.

    • Anne Barwell

      Thanks, Mary 🙂

  • I love that cover and the blurb draws me in. This looks like such a good book!

    • Anne Barwell

      Thanks, Melissa 🙂

  • I’m sure he didn’t mind being disturbed lol

    • Anne Barwell

      Thanks, and no he definitely didn’t 😉

  • I love it! The fact that he is speechless just from looking at the man is a wonderful start. The chemistry between the characters in this short excerpt is great.

    • Anne Barwell

      Thanks, Carole, and yes Tomas is already smitten. 😉

  • That sounds like the first meeting of these two. It’s nice how such a short excerpt can still give a bit of a feel for the writing style and book.