Posting very late this week (sorry), but here are six more sentences from Spindrift, which is out on August 12th. Matthew Jopling is one of the ghosts haunting the village.
Matthew Jopling was staring at him from the shadows, his expression grim and his eyes hard. Except he wasn’t quite looking at Siôn. He was looking past him.
Behind Siôn, low down where the quay’s edge dropped toward the harbor, someone sighed, a slow exhalation.
Siôn spun round, looking down.
There was no one there—nothing but the water washing quietly against the harbor wall. And when Siôn turned again, Matthew Jopling was gone too, and he was alone.
Rainbow Snippets is a wonderful little Facebook group in which writers gather every weekend to post a six-sentence peek at one of their works. All genres are included but the snippets must be from books with a LGBTQIA+ protagonist.
When lonely artist Siôn Ruston retreats to the seaside village of Rosewick Bay, Yorkshire, to recover from a suicide attempt, he doesn’t expect to encounter any ghosts, let alone the one who appears in his bedroom every morning at dawn. He also doesn’t expect to meet his ghost’s gorgeous, flirty great-grandson working at the local museum… and the village pub, and as a lifeboat volunteer. But Mattie’s great-great-grandfather isn’t the only specter in Rosewick Bay, and as Siôn and Mattie investigate an ill-fated love affair from a bygone era, they begin a romance of their own, one that will hopefully escape the tragedy Mattie’s ancestor suffered.
But the ghosts aren’t the only ones with secrets, and the things Siôn and Mattie are keeping from each other threaten to tear them apart. And all the while, the dead are biding their time, because the curse of Rosewick Bay has never been broken. If the ghosts are seen on the streets, local tradition foretells a man will drown before the summer’s end.