Monday, August 14, 2017

Writing in a different genre

Author Evonne Wareham

My name is Evonne Wareham, I’m a UK author of romantic suspense, set in the UK and Europe. I’m proud to be able to say that my books have won awards and nominations on both sides of the Atlantic.  I particularly enjoy setting scenes in my native Wales, which is a beautiful country, full of history, myth and dare I say it – romance – but I also like to make the most of the sunshine and beauty of cities in Europe, particularly Italy, which is a favourite vacation destination.

Except – my latest book is not a romantic suspense. While I’m definitely not giving up writing on the dark side, I enjoy creating scary and adrenalin fuelled situations and really nasty villains too much for that, and there’s nothing like running from a killer to bring a hero and heroine together, it’s also good to experiment and to sample different writing experiences.

Summer in San Remo 
My new e-book, Summer in San Remo, is a romantic comedy with a light dusting of crime. Re-united lovers, some missing money and a mysterious stranger, all set on the Italian Riviera. It’s a shorter, lighter vacation read, and was so much fun to write.

There are common threads – the sunshine location for one, and Summer in San Remo quickly moves from rain-soaked Bath (one of my favourite British cities) to the warmth of the Riviera. Not being chased by killers, my hero and heroine have a little more time to enjoy the location and the scenery, swimming pools and luxury villas, cocktail parties and food – especially food. This is Italy, after all! 

There is a crime – heroine Cassie has been defrauded out of a lot of money by a former business partner, and there is also a mystery, concerning a stranger who might not be all he seems, but there are no dead bodies. And Cassie and Jake have issues they need to resolve. As teenage sweethearts, reunited after twelve years apart, there is plenty of baggage there, and their sparring over the past and the present was a blast to write.

I really enjoyed working on the book, and I hope reader will enjoy it too. I’m hoping that it will become the first of a series, which I’m calling The Riviera Rogues, and that there will be more opportunities to meet up with Cassie and Jake and their friends in glamorous locations.


But the next book will be a romantic suspense. I can’t stay away from the dark side for too long.  

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