Emily Mims, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Genre contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Karen Gregory has always been into big, take-charge, brooding alpha males. Not small, cute, second grade schoolteachers. Even though her marriage to Deke Gregory failed, she still thinks his type of man is what she wants. Or does she? When she returns to her hometown with the son her ex all but abandoned, she meets fellow teacher and singer Gary Jeffries, and finds herself falling for a man who is the antithesis of everything she thought she ever wanted. When Deke dramatically re-enters her life, Karen is faced with an impossible choice. Go back to her romantic ideal, and the father of her son, or stay with Gary?
But Not Her Ideal
Gary Jefferies knows he’s not what smokin’ hot, talented teacher and singer Karen Gregory wants. But he also knows that he is, by far, the better man for her and her son. Especially after meeting her arrogant, obnoxious ex. But shared history and a ten-year old child are strong ties to sever. Gary fears he’ll he lose Karen to her romantic ideal, even though Gary is the man she hasn’t yet realized she needs.
Why did you write this book?
I thought it would be fun to write a hero who doesn’t fit the romance novel ideal of big, take-charge and brooding. Gary is small, cute, and smiles all the time…just like the father I grew up with.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary romance and romantic suspense. I also love a well-done paranormal.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Eve Dallas of the ‘In Death’ series. Without a doubt.
What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished ‘Ruby’, a Smoky Blues novella reuniting Lexi Barstow and Senator Collins Wentworth. They are my first foray into a love story involving characters with Medicare cards in their wallets.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
You will see the above-mentioned ‘Ruby’, as well as ‘Amethyst’, the sequel to ‘Violet’ in which Karen’s ex gets his own happily ever after.
Where to buy Violet
Publisher Boroughs Publishing company
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/violet-emily-mims/1127912554
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Author of thirty-six romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time. The mother of two sons and six grandsons, she and her husband Charles live in central Texas but frequently visit grandchildren in Tennessee and Georgia. For relaxation she plays the piano, organ, dulcimer, and ukulele. She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them. Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman-if she’ll just let it.”