Friday, June 21, 2013

Get Lost with Evonne Wareham

Folks, please help me welcome fellow romantic suspense author, Evonne Wareham! I'm so thrilled for all of us to get a chance to know her better.

Welsh author Evonne Wareham is published by award winning independent UK publisher, Choc Lit. Her debut novel, Never Coming Home, won the UK Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ prize for 2012 and the 2013 Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence for Romantic Suspense, and was a nominee for a Reviewers’ Choice Award from RT Book Reviews magazine.

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Everyone has secrets. Some are stranger than others.
Madison Albi is a scientist with a very special talent – for reading minds. When she stumbles across a homeless man with whom she feels an inexplicable connection, she can’t resist the dangerous impulse to use her skills to help him.
J is a non-person – a vagrant who can’t even remember his own name. He’s got no hope, until he meets Madison. Is she the one woman who can restore his past?
Madison agrees to help J recover his memory, but as she delves deeper into his mind, it soon becomes clear that some secrets are better off staying hidden.

Is J really the man Madison believes him to be?


ALEXA: How often do you get lost in a story?
EVONNE: Always. I am a compulsive reader and get nervous if I do not have a book in hand and another lining up on the runway. When Im not reading Im planning my own stories Im currently thinking about an idea involving SPIDERS you can tell I write romantic suspense. That book will be set mostly in London. Im asking my own question later about readers favorite locations I really want to know where everyone likes books to be set.

ALEXA: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
EVONNE: I tend towards action adventure especially anything involving a hero with a dark secret in his past. But I also like the girlie stuff in Cinderella the coach, the dress, the ball, the glass slippers

ALEXA: What sound or noise do you love?
EVONNE: The sound of the ocean, and seagulls. I live near the sea, and I like to walk there. The sound of waves on the shore is one of my all time favorite things.

ALEXA: Oh, I hear you about the sound of the ocean. I so miss that! Who's your favorite villain?
EVONNE: Alan Rickman in Die Hard or as the Sheriff of Nottingham. Brilliant. Hes one of my top ten actors. If I can get to see him on stage, thats even better.

ALEXA: LOVED him as the Sheriff! How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
EVONNE: Terrible. But someone has to do it or we romance lovers would have nothing to read. Im eternally grateful that so many brave authors put themselves through all that turmoil and tension, just so we have stories to enjoy.  

ALEXA: Which of your characters would you most like to invite to dinner?
EVONNE: I think that would be Suzanne from my first book, Never Coming Home. She is my heroines mother, a very glamorous ex model and artists muse, who used to be a bit bohemian when she was young a flower child from the 1960s. I know she has an interesting story to tell and would be good company.

ALEXA: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it?
EVONNE: Being a Brit, it has to be tea. Milk, no sugar. I have a weakness for chai tea, which has spices mixed into it. I also drink green tea and herbal teas no milk in them though.

ALEXA: Im right there with you and the tea with milk. I might have to go make a cup after this interview! If you were a t-shirt, what color would you be and why?
EVONNE: My drawers are full of classic white t-shirts and a few other neutrals - black, grey, beige. But at the bottom is a beautiful raspberry pink one that I wear when the weather is very warm. That does not happen a lot in Wales. The color definitely says something about me, but I havent worked out what. I have a lipstick to match it too.

ALEXA: Thanks so much for joining us today, Evonne, and sharing a bit of yourself and your writing with us. Folks, have a peek at her question below and please leave a comment! I'm interested in your answers as well! PLUS.....1 commenter will win a copy of Evonne's debut novel, Never Coming Home!


Living in Wales, I write romantic suspense that is mostly set in Europe. Id like to know what your favorite location is for a book, and why?


  1. Thanks to the ladies from Get Lost in a Story for inviting me on to the blog - and to Alexa for some fun questions!

  2. I love the sound of the raspberry pink T shirt, Evonne, you should definitely wear that all the time! I can so see you in it, strolling along the beach.

    1. I think it might be a bit to bright for the gulls ..

  3. Being by the sea is one thing I miss here in Tennessee - lakes just aren't the same! 'Never Coming Home' was a great story and I'm looking forward to reading your new one soon.

    1. Thanks Angela - Hope you like Out of Sight ...

  4. WELCOME to GLIAS, Evonne. Love the story blurb. Another for my TBR pile...if I'm not careful it's going to topple and hit the top of my head.

    As for locations: I just want a good book where the scenery becomes a character. Give me a reason the book is set where it's at and I'm happy.

    1. Thanks Angi for the location comment and for adding me to the TBR pile. I hope it doesn't get to dangerous.

  5. I am a big fan of regency England... I just like the escapism!

    As for contemporary novels, the location doesn't matter too much to me normally. However, I really enjoy reading about Paris in Anna and the French Kiss.... It was just incorporated into the novel so well that it felt natural reading about it! I do enjoy reading about NY City as well since I have been there a few times.

    1. Thanks May. I think it is fun to read about places you have visited. But it's also fun to read about ones you might visit :)

  6. Evonne, welcome to Get Lost in a Story! Your blurb sounds soooo compelling. Darn, my TBR pile just got higher. I love the ocean -- particularly the sound that it makes. So peaceful. I also love an early Colorado morning (without wild fires, thank you very much!) Best wishes for a fantastic sell through!

    1. Hi Donnell
      I'm glad to be here on Getting Lost in A Story. Colorado is not a location I've thought of yet. My potential locations list is getting as long as the TBR pile is high!

  7. Great Q&A! Lots of things I didn't know about Evonne, but what I want to know most of all is this: why have I never seen that raspberry pink T-shirt of yours? I demand that you wear next time I see you!

    1. Hah - you haven't seen the tee shirt with the flamingos either :)

  8. Like any kind of location; care more about the characters and story

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Hi

      Thanks for the comment - it is so useful to know what readers notice most.

  9. Another new author for me -- and my TBR list is just getting longer and longer!!! Think Evonne's books are going to very near the top!

    We lived in The Netherlands and Germany when hubby was in US Air Force. I got to visit London and Paris on a couple weekends - and Israel also a couple times. So European locations are just fine with me. As one of the other commentators said -- just tell me why the location is a part of the story.
    {Love the OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND cover)

  10. Hi Donna - you have traveled to some places I have not been - yet. I have a confession - I like to write about places that are warm - if I'm going to be spending time there, even in my head, I want to be comfortable.

  11. And our winner is....

    May! Congratulations!

  12. Congratulations to May. And thanks to Alexa and the ladies for inviting me to chat. It was great fun.