evonne wareham authorEvonne Wareham

Writing in the Sunshine, Writing in the Shadows


Writing in two genres

My writing philosophy is very simple - I write the kind of books I like to read. In both genres I write from the point of view of the heroine and the hero, so you get to eavesdrop on both their thoughts as they battle with villains and mysterious events and the scary territory called falling in love.

Following Evonne

Evonne’s blog is at http://evonneonwednesday.blogspot.com where she talks about writing and books and history and life and interesting places and research and anything else that comes into her head, every Wednesday.

On Twitter - @evonnewareham

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Romantic suspense

My first published books were romantic suspense, and that is the genre that is my absolute favourite. I love juggling with complicated plots – sometimes too complicated for their own good – and blending a love story into the mix. I like to read books that keep me turning pages long after bedtime, and that is what I try to create in my novels. The heroes of these books tend to be brooding loners, with dark secrets in their past. They might have skills on the shadowy side of life, but they don’t know a great deal about falling in love. Enter the heroine, who is about to show them how it is done. I try to write strong heroines, who can organise their own lives, but who have become involved in situations that are outside their experience, sometimes dangerously so. And, of course, every thriller needs a villain, or maybe more than one. Writing villains is a guilty pleasure – they are a lot of fun to write, which always sounds a rather creepy thing to admit. My body count tends to be high too – I blame that on my love of Shakespeare - at the end of his plays the stage is littered with corpses. The rollercoaster of both the plot and the love affair is what keeps the book going to the end, where loose ends are tied up, villains get their comeuppance and misunderstandings are resolved. I need an upbeat finale when I’m reading, so the conclusion of my books always has to be a happy ending.

Romantic Comedy

Getting into writing in this genre was a bit of an accident – my publisher was looking for novellas and wanted things in a lighter style – and the Riviera Rogues series was born. Holiday reads, set in glamorous places on the Riviera, with a love story as the mainspring of the plot, but also with a touch of mystery added to the mix. And of course the path of true love never does run smooth. Thank you again, Mr Shakespeare. The first in series, Summer in San Remo, sees heroine and hero Cassie and Jake getting together. Future books will feature their continuing story, along with a new couple for each book, and with the crime and mystery supplied by the detective agency that Jake is running. While very different from the romantic suspense, these are great fun to write, and they will all have heroes who are as irresistible as I can make them, and resilient heroines who are used to taking care of themselves, but are also just a little vulnerable in places. And there will always be luxurious locations and sunshine, because the whole point of these books is to have fun.

That’s a brief description of the two genres I’m writing in. I hope that whichever you chose – or both – you will enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

Audio books and translations.

All my books are available in audio versions and some have also been translated into Italian and Norwegian – with more books and more languages to come. It’s always a little disconcerting when your work goes into another medium – an audio reader will bring their own unique contribution to a story and when your book appears in another language you have no idea how it has turned out, if you don’t speak that language. It’s fabulous though to be able to reach listeners and readers in this way, and I hope that many more of my books will have that opportunity.


As I’ve mentioned already in other places on the website – locations are important to me. My blog has location tours for Never Coming Home and Out of Sight Out of Mind – photographs I have taken of places that appear in the books. I hope eventually to have a tour for each book.


At the moment I don’t have one of these, but I’m planning to launch one in the future. It’s a case of watch this space. In the meantime you can keep up with my news through my blog, through following me on Face book and Twitter and at the website of my publishers – Choc-Lit.
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Translated into Italian

"Out Of Sight Out Of Mind"

Translated into Italian

"Never Coming Home"

Translated into Norwegian

"Never Coming Home"