Cover Reveal | #CoorahCreek my beloved Outback series by Janet Gover, has a lovely NEW BOOK! This is the third in the series set in a small towne you’d love to call home!

Posted Thursday, 30 June, 2016 by jorielov , , , 4 Comments

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If your a regular reader or frequent visitor of Jorie Loves A Story, you know I’ve been smitten with the novelists who publish their relationship-based Romances with ChocLitUK for a good two years now! I love being on the cusp of learning about a ‘new release’ whilst I remain patient to see if the Digital First new ChocLit novel will make it to a print release further down the road of it’s lifetime. I don’t mind the gaps between the ebooks and the print editions – as it’s always given me the pleasure of balancing my ‘next ChocLit reads’ to include both Front List and Back List offerings. Thus, I am enjoying being a member of the Reveal Team at ChocLit whilst it gives me a chance to introduce my readers to a variety of sub-genres within Romance I appreciate picking up to read!

On my new position as a ChocLit Star member: Whilst I am part of the ChocLit Reviewers having brought reviews & guest author features to Jorie Loves A Story for the past two years, I have recently become a part of the Cover Reveal Team, as disclosed when I hosted the first Reveal on behalf of Sheryl Browne’s ‘Learning to Love’. This new team works with ChocLit providing honest feedback on ‘projects’ such as title & book cover design choices as well projects in development on behalf of the publisher. I accepted being a ChocLit Star as I felt my love of the stories would be a good fit to give in-depth responses to the projects pitched to the Stars. Therefore, when I blogged about the cover for “Revenge is Sweet” it was the first reveal where my input as a ChocLit Star helped the reveal become possible!

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Celebrating the Coorah Creek series by Janet Gover

This is one of those lovely series which simply sweeps you into it’s heart and never quite let’s you go once  you’ve become entrenched into the lives of the residents of Coorah Creek! This charmingly small Outback towne is on the outskirts of everything but holds within it’s folds the beauty of community & the togetherness of family which extends itself into your life through close-knit friendships with people who genuinely care about your well-being. It’s the kind of place where you can take your baggage from life and find a caring place to heal whilst you transition forward into a new chapter where everything becomes possible again, simply because you’ve changed your setting & taken a chance on a towne that has more going for it than meets the eye.

My love of Coorah Creek has been widely blogged & tweeted about since I first laid eyes on ‘Flight to Coorah Creek’ (see Review) two years ago – as it gave me such a sweet hankering for a Contemporary Western Romance within the setting of this amazing place in a country I’ve been charmed by since I was a young girl! I grew up with Westerns – in both films and stories, fully in love with the companionship & workmanship surrounding horses, whilst enjoying the reprieve from reality getting caught inside the lives of those who either fought to carve out a new life on the wilds of the Frontier or tried to homestead their way into a new chapter of their ancestral saga.

Coorah Creek marked the first foray I had into Australian Outback fiction – granting me a new appreciation for Australian Literature, and a heart-warming story that treated me to such wonderfully crafted characters by an author who dearly knows how to capture everything you hope to find inside of a Contemporary story whilst anchouring you to the natural beauty surrounding her setting. It’s such a deeply enriched balance – it makes returning to Coorah Creek so wicked sweet for me, as the only story in the series I have thus far gone without reading or listening too is ‘Christmas at Coorah Creek’ which is not yet in audio or print.

I do elude to how Ms Gover treats us diehard series readers to inside information about this novella as she firms together the missing bits inside the second installment ‘The Wild One’. Thus, I consider this new title the third book in the series, but the fourth story of the overall saga. I dearly hope to have a good listen to the novella one day (*fingers crossed* it goes to Audiobook!) whilst re-reading the series start to finish; not that I am ever quite prepared for ‘the final chapter’ of Coorah Creek; I am sure at some point, there will come the time where the last chapter is revealled. It’s just hard to find characters such as these and a setting you feel so dearly attached too – this is one reason I have a penchant for serial fiction; you don’t have to retreat & leave everyone so quickly as you do in one-offs!

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Cover Reveal | #CoorahCreek my beloved Outback series by Janet Gover, has a lovely NEW BOOK! This is the third in the series set in a small towne you’d love to call home!Little Girl Lost Cover Reveal

When a little girl goes missing, an entire town comes together to find her...

When Tia Walsh rides into the small town of Coorah Creek on a Harley Davidson, Sergeant Max Delaney senses that everything about her spells trouble. But Tia's trouble is not all of her own making, and the dangerous past she tried to leave behind is hot on her heels.

Sarah Travers has returned home after three years of college to find that her parents have been keeping a devastating secret. Her childhood crush, Pete Rankin, is facing his own struggle with a harsh reality that will take him away from the girl and the life that he loves.

Tia, Max, Sarah and Pete are all trying to find their future, but when a little girl goes missing in the harsh outback, nothing else matters except finding her safe...

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Published by: ChocLitUK (@ChocLitUK)

RELEASE DATE: 2nd August, 2016 – ebook version

Formats Available: this is a Digital First release! print and audio should follow next!

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About Janet Gover

Janet Gover

Janet lives in Surrey with her English husband but grew up in the Australian outback surrounded by books. She solved mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, explored jungles with Edgar Rice Burroughs and shot to the stars with Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. After studying journalism at Queensland University she became a television journalist, first in Australia, then in Asia and Europe. During her career Janet saw and did a lot of unusual things. She met one Pope, at least three Prime Ministers, a few movie stars and a dolphin. Janet now works in television production and travels extensively with her job.

Janet’s first short story, The Last Dragon, was published in 2002. Since then she has published numerous short stories, one of which won the Elizabeth Goudge Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has previously published three novels with Little Black Dress, Flight to Coorah Creek is her debut with Choc Lit and Bring Me Sunshine her first Choc Lit Lite ebook novella.

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The symmetry of connections inside this second novel are incredible – Gover has granted us a portal back inside Coorah Creek which not only continues from her first novel (whilst bridging in the novella too), but it extends out the secondary character’s roles whilst giving us new reasons to appreciate getting to know more about them! She has cleverly found a way to thread everything together as if the first book and the second were written in one sitting without any time between either of them being created. This is a gift on her part, because her continuity is bang-on brilliant and it’s something I champion when I find it – especially in serial fiction, as oft-times writers have trouble giving us the impression no time has elapsed when in fact, serial fiction has a lot of gaps between installments. This is a book series to cherish and savour as you read it!

In classic Gover style, the author has found a way to take characters who have serious faults and quirks stitched into their personalities to challenge your perspective on why they are choosing to do what they doing. She creates characters who have a lot of depth built into their beings, where the whole of who they are is not readily understandable without giving full measure to their past, before taking into consideration their present. She underscores the benefit of taking the journey with them – seeing how they grow and emerge through everything that happens. It’s her classic style in etching out a reading you will never soon forget because of the importance of the subjects she fuses into the story but also, the way in which even a character your not warming too has something to tell you in the end.

quoted from my review of the second Coorah Creek novel, The Wild One

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When I first saw the cover art for this beautiful new story of Coorah Creek, I felt it was quite fitting with the setting & the story-line’s focus on the young girl first and foremost, but also, the entrance of a new character who is coming into Coorah Creek with more than the wanton hope of starting over. This is one reason I love the series as much as I do – Ms Gover is constantly keeping us on our toes to know which characters will take a step back and which new characters who are starting to be mentioned will start to move forward, thus continuing our entreaty into Coorah Creek whilst enlarging the scope of the series.

The best news of all is how no matter your past or your present circumstances, this is a place where everything comes out in the wash – you can take the respite you need from what is going wrong in your life or you can re-fuell your heart by owning a new beginning in a place that can absorb your angst whilst giving you a new lease on living!

Shortly after I posted my review on behalf of The Wild One, my fervent hope for another installment of the series was answered by the author; who blessedly did not keep me in the dark too long about whether or not this series would continue. I was never sure when I could share that tidbit of joyous jubilee which is why I’ve kept ‘mum’ about it ever since! I was so wicked happy when I had learnt this week’s reveal was on behalf of the novel I had only a whisper of a thought about existing — imagine!?! It’s time to properly celebrate and share my love of this series all over again – which is the best when it comes to series you simply cannot help but pass forward to others who are seeking a similar read!

Honestly, I have the same thoughts I did whilst I was participating in Berni Stevens sequel reveal for her Immortals of London series; sometimes the illusion is what you want to hold onto and go into reading a new installment of a series blind! I love this series so very much, it’s hard to speculate what I’d find next but I know one thing: whatever has spun out of the heart and mind of Ms Gover, I will surely devour, as she hasn’t let me down yet with her stories set in Coorah Creek!

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The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk | by Sally Malcolm (review)
You Think You Know Me | No. 1 of the London & Cambridge Mysteries | by Claire Chase (review)
The Golden Chain | No. 2 of Charton Minster series (see No.1) | by Margaret James (review)
Some Veil Did Fall | No.1 of the Rossetti Mysteries | by Kirsty Ferry
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Posted Thursday, 30 June, 2016 by jorielov in Australian Literature, Blog Tour Host, Book Cover Reveal, Book Spotlight, ChocLitUK, Indie Author, Romance Fiction, Small Towne Fiction, Western Fiction, Western Romance

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4 responses to “Cover Reveal | #CoorahCreek my beloved Outback series by Janet Gover, has a lovely NEW BOOK! This is the third in the series set in a small towne you’d love to call home!

    • Hallo, Hallo Ms Wells!

      Isn’t it delightful!? I was quite excited when I saw the cover in combination with the synopsis – it’s such a good fit, I felt! Something that I love to see happen is when art and stories happily merge together! Now I have an itch to read this one as soon as it’s in print! Eek. Have you been reading the series or is it one you were hoping to pick up soon!? I hope you’ve loved the towne as much as I do!

    • Hallo, Hallo Ms Baxter!

      I feel the same way as you! :) In fact, when I read The Wild One, I truly felt as if I had returnt to a place in my living reality rather than one happily visited by my imagination! It’s so realistically true to how you would feel a towne like that would be like in person! I love seeing where Ms Gover takes us in this series; the people are compelling but it’s how the towne pulls together for everyone that makes it so keenly special! I love their ability to accept new residents & rally behind everyone as if they were extensions of their family! Thanks for sharing your memories! :)

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