Cover Reveal | NEW #ChocLit #HistFic by AnneMarie Brear “Where Rainbows End”!

Posted Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 by jorielov , , , 0 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!

I remember when Ms Brear’s debut novel was released Digital First and hoping to find it was going to make into a print run as it felt like the kind of Historical novel I would enjoy to read. Where Dragonflies Hover is happily being released in print for the first time this JUNE whilst Ms Brear’s sophomore release with ChocLit is being released right now in MAY! Isn’t that lovely!? I am thankful I am able to help celebrate her second release today (she has multiple stories published outside the scope of ChocLit by the way) by revealling the cover art and the joy I had in helping to choose the artwork which graced the cover itself.

However, shortly ahead of getting onto my blog to set this post to go live (originally I worked on this late in the night on the 22nd) – I came across the newsfeeds and tweets surrounding the tragedy in Manchester and it was with a heavier heart, I wrote these words. I also worked on the final edits for a Guest Post about Bonnie and Clyde which was just as difficult to work through as my heart was reaching across the ocean to offer the comfort of prayer to those families who are affected. I think the hardest part truly was learning the families were separated; where children and parents had trouble reuniting afterwards but how kind it was for everyone in Manchester offering their support. Truly a somber day, indeed for bookish news when such tragedy affects so many.

I was betwixt knowing if I should run my posts – although I was up at an hour which would lend itself to contact the publisher (ChocLit) if they were considering to pull the announcement for this release or not, part of me just felt the full breadth of the tragedy; as I could personally self-relate to close-knit connections between Mums and their daughters; as much as the heartache of being in a place where there is sheer panic and you just want to do ‘something’ to help ease other people’s anxieties. There are so many things going on right now which affect Women’s Rights and this just felt multilayered when you realise it’s a concert where young girls and their Mums predominately attended moreso than any other concert goer. I cannot even imagine being there – either solo or with my Mum, nor of how to handle the aftermath. We are each given different circumstances to survive and different adversities to live through; but last night, I just felt as if I were there with them in Manchester due to reading the live tweets across all the trending tags and watching the live video uploads by the survivors. When I stumbled across the homeless man who helped the girls’ ahead of the EMS arriving, it felt like the quote circling from a beloved children’s programme host from my own childhood now had living proof of the words behind the sentiment (referencing ‘look for the helpers’ by Fred Rogers; see also Tweet).

I must say, even when adversity affects my own life – there is some comfort in stories and the hours we give to reading. It make take us a bit to get a rhythm going to resume the joy of reading but overall, I have found my own spirit renewed countless times this past Spring by digging back into reading after my father’s stroke last Thanksgiving. In many ways, the books which cheered my spirit the most were ChocLit titles – as they have such a heap of hope and light running through them, to where you cannot help but feel the joy of the romances filling your imagination each time you pick up one of their novels to read.

I am looking forward to starting to read Ms Brear’s novels, as I do have a hearty penchant for Historical Fiction – something I never truly gave much consideration about until I became a book blogger! lol I seem to adore residing in the historical past more times than the contemporary alternatives; the pages which brim to life yesteryear and of the traditions of eras which sometimes can become lost to time if we do not reacquaint ourselves inside their worlds.

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Cover Reveal | NEW #ChocLit #HistFic by AnneMarie Brear “Where Rainbows End”!Where Rainbows End (Cover Reveal)
by AnneMarie Brear

Can she hold on to her dreams...?

It’s 1850 and the Noble family have travelled to the other side of the world to start a new life after scandal drove them from their native England. Pippa Noble is determined to reclaim their honour by making her father’s plan for an outback farm reality, although her ambition is frowned upon by a society that has very set ideas about a woman’s place…

Pippa learns the hard way about the unforgiving nature of the bush, sometimes with devastating consequences. And when unfortunate circumstance leads to Pippa tending the farm alone, it is the friendship of neighbouring estate owner Gil Ashford-Smith that helps her through.

Then an unexpected visitor from England arrives, putting Pippa’s dreams in jeopardy. But she refuses to let go. She will hold onto her family’s land, even if it means losing everything else…

Places to find the book:

Book Page on ChocLitUK

Also by this author: Where Dragonflies Hover

Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Western Fiction


Published by: ChocLitUK (@ChocLitUK)

RELEASE DATE: 23rd May, 2017 – ebook version

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

Converse via: #ChocLit & #HistFic OR #WhereRainbowsEnd

About AnneMarie Brear

AnneMarie Brear

AnneMarie has been a life-long reader and started writing in 1997 when her children were small. She has a love of history, of grand old English houses and a fascination of what might have happened beyond their walls. Her interests include reading, genealogy, watching movies, spending time with family and eating chocolate – not always in that order!

AnneMarie grew up in Australia but now lives in the UK.

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Initial reaction to Cover Art:

First off – I wanted to say I *love!* the name of this novel as there are so many different ways in which to hone in on it’s meaning within the chapters of story! I am so eager to read stories by this author – as her debut is coming to paperback in June!

Of the cover choices, there were two which spoke to me overall; especially as the two which I was considering befit the title and premise were ones featuring rainbows. The cover choices which didn’t make as much sense to me aesthetically had an absence of the rainbow. To me, it just felt fittingly honest to have a rainbow on the cover.

I personally *love!* horse dramas, Westerns and stories especially set in Australia, so this is fittingly ‘me’.

The title first set the stage for me to consider this story as one I’d like to read because there is something about intrinsically hopeful about ‘rainbows’. Have you ever noticed how whenever you see one and the beautiful way in which they arrive just after a rainshower, how uplifting you feel simply by taking in the sight of the rainbow itself? I know it’s an experience I look forward too – even if I do not often see rainbows, as the conditions have to be right and when you live where there is high humidity, you are unfortunately not always privy to seeing them at all. Yet, there are moments and days, where a rainbow alights across my path and it feels almost kismet somehow! As if I were meant to see a rainbow that particular day or there was a reason I needed to see a rainbow at that moment in time; if this makes sense?

Whenever I come across a horse drama or a story with a Western or Australian setting, I am almost nearly smitten each and everytime! I’ve entered the sixth season of Heartland nearly about to move into the seventh season, which is a series I am watching courtesy of NetFlix (as we cut cable earlier in the year due to a lack of customer service and higher costs after a buyout) which originated in Canada. It’s filmed on location in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta and I must say, I’ve become fully entranced into this section of North America! I’ve never travelled through the Rockies, even though I have been to the Pacific Northwest; if I was ‘hovering’ over the Rockies briefly it was unknown to me in the plane. The beauty of the mountains captured me fully as I have had an appreciation for the eastern ranges for most of my life.

When I read the premise of this story and saw the cover art selections – there was a part of me which celebrated the discovery, as honestly I could happily read and watch stories like these all the time! Finding there is drama and heartache with dashes of adversity endeavouring Pippa to rise through the ashes of what befalls her family; wells, let’s just say, it felt like a story I’d love to read! Mostly as anyone who has gone through their own set of adversities in life champions characters in fiction who are battling through the same!

Honestly – seeing the mountain range on the cover, whilst Pippa is walking through the valley – you can nearly believe she’s thinking about the question pitched on the cover itself – how do you hold onto your dreams when reality gives you so much to overcome? How does Pippa make it through and find a way to renew her dreams and passions? That’s what makes me keen to read this, dear hearts and what I hope inspires you to consider keeping an eye out for this novel as well!

We all need the hope of tomorrow – and stories which reinforce the inspiration and the courage to go after our dreams despite what adverse circumstances enter our lives are the stories which are well worth reading to re-encourage our spirit when life bogs us down.

I wonder what others must have felt when they saw this cover for the first time!?
What resonated with you?

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This Cover Reveal is courtesy of: ChocLitUK

Choc Lit Star Badge provided by ChocLitUK.

Catch up on my ChocLit Readngs from Spring 2017:

To Turn Full Circle | No. 1 of the Emma series | by Linda Mitchelmore (see Review)

 The Girl in the Painting | No. 2 of the Rossetti Mysteries | by Kirsty Ferry (see Review)

The Penny Bangle | No. 3 of the Charton Minster series | by Margaret James (see Review)

The Gilded Fan | No. 2 of the Kumashiro series | by Christina Courtenay (see Review)

The Jade Lioness | No. 3 of the Kumashiro series | by Christina Courtenay (see Review)

*Part of my focus on serial ChocLit Fiction!*

& The Lost Girl | by Liz Harris (see Review)

And, visit my ChocLit Next Reads List on Riffle

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PS: Remember to set your calendar: #ChocLitSaturday (@ChocLitSaturday)
is meeting up on 27th May @ 11a NYC / 4p UK
Everyone is welcome: writers & readers alike!

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Similar to blog tours where I feature book reviews, as I choose to highlight an author via a Guest Post, Q&A, Interview, etc., I do not receive compensation for featuring supplemental content on my blog. I provide the questions for interviews and topics for the guest posts; wherein I receive the responses back from publicists and authors directly. I am naturally curious about the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of stories and the writers who pen them; I have a heap of joy bringing this content to my readers.

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Reader Interactive Question:

Have you previously had the pleasure of reading a ChocLitUK Romance novel!? Did you now they regularly release novels with strong female leads and male characters who are a delight to find on the pages? ChocLit truly has found a niche for giving romance readers something hearty to chew on whilst seeking out uplifting relationship-based Rom with just a dash and a hint of intrigue, drama, and suspense! What do you seek out from a romance novel?

The relationship-based drama, comedy, historical, or suspense? OR the strength of the setting, timescape, and dimensional eclipse of the characters therein!?

When it comes to reading Romances, what are your personal favourites!?

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Comments via Twitter:
I blessedly was able to postpone this post from running on my blog within minutes of it posting @ 4:30a on the 23rd of May, as I had a unique situation involving my a/c. However, I wanted to reflect I thought it was a beautiful testament of solidarity and of social silence for a day of respect for the fallen and the survivors realising ChocLit was cancelling their promo spotlights for Ms Brear’s novel.
The only reason I ran the Bonnie & Clyde post is because the 23rd of May is a critical day in their living history as they really did pass on themselves on the 23rd so many years ago, and that’s living history too. We cannot predict everything nor feel guilty if something horrid happens when we are planning something else. Therefore, I decided to run it whilst my prayers went to the UK. Whilst reserving my celebrations for a new UK Romance for the day ‘after’ the tragedy shook all of us who woke to find out what happened.

About jorielov

I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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Posted Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 by jorielov in 19th Century, Blog Tour Host & Reviewer, Book Cover Reveal, Book Spotlight & Announcement, ChocLitUK, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Indie Author, Romance Fiction, Western Romance




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