Mediterranean Sunset by Yvette Canoura

Posted July 2, 2020 in Spotlight Tags:

Mediterranean Sunset by Yvette CanouraMediterranean Sunset by Yvette Canoura
Pages: 225
Genres: Romantic Suspense

When Fatima was growing up in the affluent neighborhood of Kalorama in Washington D.C., she never imagined that her father, an ambassador, would force her into an arranged marriage that would take her across the world.

After graduating from college, Fatima is thrust into the bed of a ruthless military man with revenge on his mind.  Away from family and friends in a foreign country, she gradually accepts her fate… until an encounter with a handsome doctor ignites feelings and desires that jeopardize her life as she is torn between an unrelenting husband and a forbidden liaison. Her choices will uncover secrets that will unravel a chain of events that will change her life forever.


Today I want to introduce you all to Yvette Canoura! Her book, Mediterranean Sunset, is available now. Arranged marriage, exotic locales, and a secret affair collide in the story, which has a 4.9 star rating on Amazon.

Q and A for: Yvette Canoura

Question: What made you want to become a writer?

Answer: I started working as a newspaper journalist at age 16 in Puerto Rico. I studied Broadcast Journalism at Loyola University in New Orleans. I did radio, television, and wrote for local publications in the Big Easy. The next logical step was to write a book to tie in my love for research, writing and romance.

Question: Tell us about Mediterranean Sunset!

Answer: Mediterranean Sunset begins in Washington D.C. and follows the story of an Ambassador’s daughter who is forced into an arranged marriage. Most of the story then shifts to the Middle East and her life with a ruthless military man. The book intertwines the Arabic customs and Muslim beliefs with suspense elements within the love story. This book will take you through a culinary and cultural journey while entertaining.

Question: Who are your author heroes (favorite authors) or who would you love to cowrite with?

Answer: Gillian Flynn, Dan Brown, and Danielle Steel are my favorite writers.

Question: What is your all-time favorite book?

Answer: Gone Girl and The Promise.

Question: What is coming up in the future from you that we should be looking out for?

Answer: The second book in the Mediterranean Sunset trilogy, and a cookbook with Caribbean, Middle Eastern and New Orleans cuisines.

About Yvette Canoura

Yvette Canoura is the winner of the 2019 Louisiana Author Project in the adult fiction category for her debut novel, Mediterranean Sunset.

Yvette Canoura is an award-winning journalist who began her career as a newspaper writer at age 16 in Puerto Rico. She studied broadcasting at Loyola University in New Orleans and hosted her talk show Voces Hispanas, winner of several Associated Press Awards on two Big Easy radio stations.

Yvette Canoura shared the following with me:
-I’ve been married for 31 years and have a son. My husband is from Syria and visiting his country inspired my novel and many of its ideas. Mediterranean Sunset sheds light to many concepts that are misunderstood about the Arabic world and Islam.

-I am proud to have done the Spanish translation on the book, Atardecer Mediterráneo. It was a labor of love and a 3 month full time job but it was imperative to keep it true to the original English version.

-Mediterranean Sunset, my debut novel, won the 2019 Louisiana Author Project in the adult fiction category. This competition is judged by librarians and book professionals.

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