Cover Reveal | A #ChocLit author switches from Rom Suspense to something a bit lighter: Evonne Wareham “Summer in San Remo”!

Posted Tuesday, 18 July, 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!

It has been a few months since I shared a new ChocLit novel getting ready to publish – I lost track of time for awhile there whilst I was dealing with my Spring allergies and helping my Dad through an issue with his BP medicines. Somehow May folded into July, to where this happily is the next time I can talk about a ChocLit author I haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading but one in which has switched-up her style of writing Roms! I have had my eye on Ms Wareham’s novels, as they are a bit on the intense side as their Romantic Suspense – a genre I do enjoy reading, but sometimes find I have to read it in-between reading lighter entries as depending on the plot lines, at times I find Rom Suspense even harder to read than say a Crime Suspense or Thriller novel!

You get so dearly invested in the characters in a Rom Suspense you see, and for me personally; I am definitely the reader who gets a bit on pins curiously wondering how everything will turn out right in the end; if things can turn out! Sometimes your on the edge of your seat awaiting the final chapter – how everything you’ve hoped will conclude in a way you hope may or may not even be part of the ending chapters! This is both the joy of reading these stories and the reasons why these stories keep me up at night! However, when it comes to ChocLit, I have had some of the most enjoyable finds for Rom Suspense in the past – such as Up Close by Henriette Gyland (see also Review), Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Amanda James (see also Review), You Think You Know Me by Clare Chase (see also Review) and Talk to Me by Jules Wake (see also Review).

When I was reading the plot for Summer in San Remo, I was reminded why I like watching televised versions of these kinds of story-lines – there is something quite charming about detectives and the curious situations they can find themselves involved! I also was happy to see Ms Wareham was switching her style a bit – as although I do enjoy the Suspense plots, there is something to be said for a lighter story-line with Suspenseful elements stitched inside it, which I think is where Summer in San Remo will find it’s balance!

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Cover Reveal | A #ChocLit author switches from Rom Suspense to something a bit lighter: Evonne Wareham “Summer in San Remo”!Summer in San Remo (Cover Reveal)
by Evonne Wareham

Anything could happen when you spend summer in San Remo…

Running her busy concierge service usually keeps Cassie Travers fully occupied. But when a new client offers her the strangest commission she's ever handled she suddenly finds herself on the cusp of an Italian adventure, with a man she thought she would never see again.

Jake McQuire has returned from the States to his family-run detective agency. When old flame Cassie appears in need of help with her mysterious client, who better than Jake to step in?

Events take the pair across Europe to a luxurious villa on the Italian Riviera. There, Cassie finds that the mystery she pursues pales into insignificance, when compared to another discovery made along the way…

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Also by this author: What Happens at Christmas (Cover Reveal w/ Notes)

Genres: Contemporary (Modern) Fiction (post 1945), Contemporary Romance


Published by: ChocLitUK (@ChocLitUK)

RELEASE DATE: 16th July, 2017 – ebook version

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

Ms Wareham’s Rom Suspense Novels:

Never Going Home by Evonne WarehamOut of Sight, Out of Mind by Evonne Wareham

Never Coming Home | Synopsis

Out of Sight, Out of Mind | Synopsis

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About Evonne Wareham

Evonne Wareham

Evonne Wareham was born in South Wales and spent her childhood there. After university she migrated to London, where she worked in local government, scribbled novels in her spare time and went to the theatre a lot.

Now she’s back in Wales, living by the sea, writing and studying a PHD in history. She still loves the theatre, likes staying in hotels and enjoys the company of other authors through her membership of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Evonne’s debut novel, Never Coming Home won the 2012 Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Award, the 2013 Colorado Romance Writers’ Award for Romantic Suspense, the Oklahoma National Readers’ Choice Award for Romantic Suspense plus was a nominee for a Reviewers’ Choice Award from RT Book Reviews. Evonne’s novels include: Never Coming Home and Out of Sight Out of Mind.

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Initial reaction to Cover Art:

You know I have an itch for detective mysteries – I love those spins and when it comes to Rom, I love how entangled they get between the person who needs help and the detective whose charmed by their presence but still trying to balance how to help or save or protect them, too! I watch a HEAP of murder mysteries on tv — the latest ones I love are on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries (ie. Aurora Teagarden, Garage Sale Mysteries, Murder She Baked, Flower Shop Mysteries; hoping the archaeologist one will be good too) when I am not watching Father Brown*! Go Mr Weasley! Mostly I watch loads of BBC / Aussie mysteries when I’m not on Hallmark Channel. I stream now since my fam cut cable which makes watching tv not only more affordable but a heap easier! I also get seasonal dvds from my library.

So instantly the plot entertained me as you can see!

I was drawn to the covers which make you think of a Summer setting and the Italian Riviera – therefore I was looking for the covers which ring true to both setting and the plot points. Of the two I was considering (as a ChocLit Star), I liked one a bit better over the other as it takes you to the setting but you can make up your mind about why your visiting that locale.

(*) In regards to Father Brown, we quit watching it in S5 due to a reverse of style in it’s story format.

My votes for the Cover Art was honestly spilt between the one which won and a different cover – as I was betwixt the two as to which one I gravitated to the most! What I did notice though is how keen I was to soak inside this story! It was partially due to the setting and locale of where it takes place – as I think all of us dream a bit about where we’d like to take a holiday and there is something inviting about being in Italy by the sea! I think anywhere in the Mediterranean climate might be quite clever of a spot to holiday, as it’s such a refreshing change from here (ie. stateside). When your used to storm seasons which deliver such a hard punch of lightning and natural disasters, finding a place to lay your hat which has a calmer climate is quite inviting, indeed! There is something to be said for the food available and the vistas by which you could drink in as well! Overall, it was not a hard sell from the stand-point of ‘where’ I would be residing whilst reading the story!

I find sometimes I am motivated to read certain stories due to where they are located even moreso at times than I am about where they fit into their ‘niche’ of genre! Settings have such a strong motivation – especially if you love to travel and you love to learn about new places. Sometimes for me, it’s not just the dream of where to go someday but of being able to visit it in such a clever way as to soak into the setting through the adventures of the characters you’re about to meet! Don’t you agree?

Honestly – there was something quite alluring about soaking into a curiously mysterious plot and seeing where it will take me! Also, too, I like how the situations continue to evolve as the story progresses – of how not everything apparently is quite as it seems initially and therein, lies the foil! I truly do love situational story-lines like these, but also, of how people can walk in and out of your life at moments where you never expected to see them again! It causes a lot of lovely drama but also intrigue – as to find out why in this moment, they’ve returnt or rather, re-crossed your path! I think this release is aptly timed – I can only hope once it goes into print, it will be in time for a wicked good Summer read as to me this definitely is the kind of story you’d want to read during the season where a lot of us love to travel!

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 /Summer 2017:

Reading ChocLit is a cuppa comfort & joy. You get to ‘return home’ to the stories penned in the beauty of the Romantic genres you love to devour with characters who inspire you & give you such a lift of joy to meet.

The Wedding Diary | No. 5 of the Charton Minster series | by Margaret James (*) (review)

Where Dragonflies Hover | by AnneMarie Brear (review)

Magic Sometimes Happens | No. 6 of the Charton Minster series | by Margaret James (*)

*Part of my focus on serial ChocLit Fiction!*

What shall Jorie pick next to read?! Hmm.

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 22nd JULY @ 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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Be sure to visit fellow #ChocLitStar Karen’s #PubDay Review:

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