Katy, thank you for letting me visit your blog today. It’s lovely to be able to make new friends from different places.
Hi Mimi, So glad to have you here. I’d be glad to hear your r views on Valentine’s Day.
I have decided that Valentine’s Day is to be respected as the day for romance all around the world. And therefore, as a romance writer, I must offer my readers a treat to celebrate. Trust me to make this decision at the last hour so that we’ve been running around like Crazies trying to get this set organized. Not sure if my formatter will ever speak to me again and the cover artist’s last e-mail had an explosive sign on the bottom…..kidding! Sort-a!!
Wanting to bring out the best possible love stories for this collection, I took two of my most recent releases and put them in first. Then I pondered the other two selections. Hummm! It’s rather nice to be able to have multiple choices since I have a number of books available.
Because I now have three active series’ and another with one book published, I went with the brilliant idea that if I used book #1 from those series’, then the readers would fall in love with those first stories and decide to order the following ones. Here’s hoping the idea bears results.
Back Page Blurb:
Surrogate’s Secret***Spicy romance takes place in the romantic city of Santiago, South America. Surrogate twin’s futures are contested when a rich uncle from Chile decides he has the right to take them back to their father’s homeland. The birth mother ends up marrying him to keep her babies and the battle begins.
She’s Not You***Sweet and tender, this story is like the words of the famous song that Elvis sings so dreamily. Our hero meets a new girl who starts replacing the fantasies of his old love. Except, as the song goes, he thinks – it’s breaking my heart cause she’s not you. But will he continue to believe that?
She’s Me***Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have another soul move in and take up residence in your body – two of you having to share one brain? What if you’re in love and the other persona can help you win your man?
Partners***Every good series must begin somewhere. With characters who need an introduction. With a plot that will drive those characters into changing the path they travel, find something in each other and start a whole new future. A future full of action that never stops – constant conflicts and a whole lot of loving.
Bio: Mimi Barbour – is the author of The Vicarage Bench Series – spirit-travel love stories / Angels with Attitudes – where angels help the lonely find romance / and the Vegas Series – action, passion and fast-paced suspense. Mimi lives on the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island and writes her books with tongue-in-cheek and a mad glint in her eye. She has been known to say that it’s the fun characters she creates that makes her writing so invigorating.
Thank you so much Mimi, I hope you will visit again soon.
Five stars for this hot fast mystery romance.
Spin the Wheel – Book #5 of Mimi Barbour’s VEGAS SERIES. If you like fast-paced, gripping suspense stories – add romance that sizzles with humor and emotion then you’ll love this series. (All books sell for the sweet low price of 99cents.)
Mimi Barbour – author of 16 books including three series, lives on the East side of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Asked why she became an author, she replies, “Because it’s fun! If I can steal my booklover’s attention away from their every-day grind, absorb them into a fantasy world, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”
Thank you for inviting me to visit your blog today, Katy. You’ve always been supportive of my work and it’s very much appreciated. Plus, it’s nice to meet your blogging friends. I’ve sent you a short story about one of my Series’ that is a bit personal but rather humorous.
I cannot believe that I’ve finished 5 books to my Vegas series and that I’ve already written the first chapter for the sixth. From the very beginning, I knew I would be writing these stories as a series because it was the only way I could incorporate all the names I wanted to use.
Right – I probably never explained to you why the names were important. Well – the story goes that my older sister (by 13 months) only likes to read suspense. She forced herself to read a few of the Vicarage Bench books but her heart wasn’t in it – or so I was told by my mother who can’t keep a secret.
I decided I needed to come up with the type of a plot that my sibling would read and enjoy. When I had the chance to submit the first Vegas story “Partners” to go into an anthology with other suspense writers, I knew I had her. Now she couldn’t say that I didn’t write to her taste in reading.
Aha! To make things even more difficult for her to ignore, I used all the names of her family, her kids, grandchildren, etc. as my characters. Without any shame whatsoever, I had her between the proverbial rock and a hard place…..LOL. I loved it!
Except she still had an out. Seems her e-reader is a Nook and my books only sell on Amazon. The formatting wasn’t compatible and she couldn’t download them to her e-reader.
Then the angels smiled on me and decided my parents had to make a move and of course we would all pitch in. When my sister arrived from three provinces away, my mom’s new kindle filled with my books, was quickly offered to her for bedtime reading. Goodie, I had her now!
Gotta tell you, there’s something about my older sister who’s always been the smart one in the family reading my work. I mean, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished but…??? In my heart I know the Vegas books are good story-telling. But then again, she’s used to reading single-title length, New York best-selling authors. I can’t compete with them. I consider my work to be likened to an entertaining television weekly like “Castle” for instance, not an academy award-winning movie. They both have their places in our lives, but they aren’t at all the same.
When she finished reading “Partners”, she said it was too short. I told her it was supposed to be a short introduction to the series and the characters. She nodded.
Oh boy! Then after she finished reading “Roll the Dice”, I held my breath and she gave me the best compliment imaginable. She told me that she’d become so immersed in the plot that she had forgotten that the names were in any way personal.
I have a really fun blog that I love to work on called Believe! http://mimibarbour.blogspot.com
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