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Violet by Emily Mims @EmilyMimsAuthor #RLFblog #NewRelease #contemporary romanceEmily 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.

Violet

Genre contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

He’s Everything
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
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Violet-Smoky-Blues-Book-7-ebook/dp/B079F24B4V/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/violet-emily-mims/1127912554
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/785846

Emily Mims Social Media

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.”
Website http://www.emilymims.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/EmilyMimsAuthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EmilyMimsAuthor/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336670.Emily_Mims

 

Mistletoe by Emily Mims @EmilyMimsAuthor #RLFblog #contemporary #romanceWelcome Emily Mims, author of Mistletoe, a new contemporary Christmas romance.
Why did you write this book?
I love Christmas stories and enjoy reading them year-round. Tanner and Caitlyn both appeared in earlier installments of the Smoky Blue series and cried out for a story of their own.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary romance and romantic suspense
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Eve Dallas, without a doubt! She’s the lead in J.D. Robb’s ‘In Death’ series.
What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished ‘Violet’, the sequel to ‘Mistletoe, and will begin plotting a novella to fit between ‘Violet’ and ‘Amethyst’.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
‘Violet’ will be out sometime in the spring. There will probably be a novella giving Lexi Barstow and Collins Wentworth their long-awaited happily ever after before I write ‘Amethyst’, which was supposed to be the last book in the Smoky Blue series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary romance with a Christmas theme
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): spicy
Aspiring songwriter Caitlyn Murphy is tired of sister’s hand-me-downs. From toys and bicycles to men, it seemed like everything in Caitlyn’s life first belonged to her late sister. Roped into doing Christmas for motherless nieces, and entering into a pretend romance with their dangerously attractive father, Caitlyn soon finds herself falling in love with the girls, and the enigmatic Tanner Dyson. She resists the temptation and Tanner’s insistence that they make their pretend relationship real. She wants her own family, not the one her sister had first.
She Always Wanted
Tanner Dyson doesn’t get why he is so attracted to his overweight, opinionated sister-in-law. She wants love and the whole romance thing, emotions that died with his late wife. He wants a woman who is nice to have around, and he can’t understand why that isn’t that enough for Caitlyn. Worried their pretend relationship will wither and die come the new year, Tanner is surprised to find the magic of the holiday season gives them the gift of a new love neither expected, but both need.
Publisher Boroughs Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Mistletoe-Smoky-Blues-Book-6-ebook/dp/B077M8VV3R/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mistletoe-emily-mims/1127494372
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/mistletoe-4
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/759729
CreateSpace https://www.amazon.com/Mistletoe-Smokey-Blues-Emily-Mims/dp/1979474249/

Emily Mims Social Media

Author of thirty four 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 grandmother of six, she and her husband Charles live in central Texas but frequently visit grandchildren in eastern Tennessee and Georgia. She plays the piano, organ, dulcimer, and ukulele and belongs to two performing bands. 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.”
Website http://www.EmilyMims.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/EmilyMimsAuthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EmilyMimsAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336670.Emily_Mims

 

By Emily Mims
When I wrote ‘Solomon’s Choice’
back in 2012, I had no idea that it would become the first book the nine book ‘Texas
Hill Country’ series, set around the fictional lake community of Heaven’s Point
of Verde County, Texas. I had a wonderful time with those stories. I drew
deeply from my own lake community and quaint charm of the Hill Country of
Texas. I used my own house in the story, and sent my heroes and heroines on the
same moonlit boat rides and eagle watching trips I had been on. I wrote about a
place and the people that I loved.
At the same time, as a writer I
recognized that series have, or should have, a finite lifetime. As long as two
years ago I was already thinking about my next series and getting to know the
characters as they developed in my imagination. But at the same time, I didn’t
want to just drop the Hill Country series cold, leaving my readers wondering
what had happened to that series and those settings and characters. So I
decided to do something I’ve seen done a few times but not often enough in the
world of series romance. I decided to tie the two series together, by
introducing a couple of characters in the last book of the Hill Country series
that would travel to Tennessee. They would become two of my heroes in the ‘Smoky
Blue’ series, set in the folk and bluegrass music world of the Appalachian
Mountains. Hopefully, my readers would be eager to travel with these characters
and join them in their new setting.
My readers have already met Ren
Navarro, the hero of ‘Mist’, in the last two books in the Hill Country series. He
and his friend Sawyer Ellison both find themselves in Appalachia, again
investigating drug dealing associated with a music club. Ren and Sawyer were
both mysterious characters in ‘Once, Again.’ Although Ren’s true nature and
Sawyer’s true mission are not revealed until the end of that book, I wrote both
characters with the subsequent series in mind, making sure Ren had the traits
and talents he would need as the hero of ‘Mist’ and laying the groundwork for
Sawyer’s continuing development as a character and his role as an eventual
hero. As cousin to the heroes of the last two Hill Country books and a part of
the family business, through Ren we will see Alex and Misty again, and the
series will continue to have ties to Texas and the characters we left behind
there.
But not too many ties. The Smoky
Blue series has its own characters and stories. And it is set in a part of the
country that in many ways is very different from Texas. This time the story is
set not around a community, but around a bluegrass nightclub called Acoustics,
and the heroes and heroines are in some was associated with the club. Many of
the characters are musicians. This time, I’m drawing deeply from my experiences
as a musician and avid lover of mountain music. The jam sessions depicted are
modeled after those I’ve played in. My dulcimer-playing heroine, Kylie, plays
the same songs on her dulcimer that I do on mine. The ukulele-playing heroine
of the third book, ‘Evergreen’, plays the same music I play on my uke. The
festivals-I’ve been to every one of them. Even the dulcimer on the cover
belongs to me. These stories are coming from a very different
place than the others. They call for fresh characters in this new setting, with
new challenges to face as they find the man or woman of their dreams.

About the Book

Title Mist
Genre Romance/romantic suspense
Author Emily Mims
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Someone is distributing drugs out of the nightclub
Acoustics, and musician and undercover operative Reynolds Navarro has come to
Bristol, Tennessee to find out who. His prime suspect is the beautiful dulcimer
player Kylie Barstow Richards, whose drug-dealing husband was gunned down and
who has an unexplained source of money feeding into an offshore account. As
part of his investigation, Ren must gain her trust-and access to her home. What
better way to do that than to become her lover?
Kylie hates liars-she has been lied to all her life and she
vows never to be lied to again, especially by the appealing Ren Campbell. But
with danger drawing nearer and everything Kylie’s ever wanted about to be lost
to her, can Kylie put her faith in the man she loves but knows she cannot
trust?

Buy This Book

Publisher Boroughs Publishing

About the Author

Author of twenty-eight 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.”

Author Social Media

Amazon Author Page https://amazon.com/Emily-Mims/e/B00FQQ247K

The Top Blogger for this month is Vicki Batman, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our
Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising
for 2016.

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Top Five Bloggers for the Month

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before. The Cancer Awareness week tribute to a late friend and the MFRW
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Congratulations to each one!
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
3 Dee Owens (Cancer Awareness)
4 Emily Mims
5 Lloyd Meeker (Cancer Awareness), Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Honorable mention:  Merry Holly

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up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
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Today’s featured book is Mist by Emily Mims.

About the Book

Title Mist
Genre Romance/romantic suspense
Author Emily Mims
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Someone is distributing drugs out of the nightclub
Acoustics, and musician and undercover operative Reynolds Navarro has come to
Bristol, Tennessee to find out who. His prime suspect is the beautiful dulcimer
player Kylie Barstow Richards, whose drug-dealing husband was gunned down and
who has an unexplained source of money feeding into an offshore account. As
part of his investigation, Ren must gain her trust-and access to her home. What
better way to do that than to become her lover?
Kylie hates liars-she has been lied to all her life and she
vows never to be lied to again, especially by the appealing Ren Campbell. But
with danger drawing nearer and everything Kylie’s ever wanted about to be lost
to her, can Kylie put her faith in the man she loves but knows she cannot
trust?

Buy This Book

Publisher Boroughs Publishing

About the Author

Author of twenty-eight 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.”

Author Social Media

Website/blog http://emilymims.com

Author of twenty-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 grandmother of six, she and her husband
Charles live in Central Texas but frequently visit grandchildren in Tennessee and
Georgia. She plays the piano, organ, dulcimer and ukulele and belongs to two performing
groups. She sayw, “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.”

About the Book

Title Once, Again
Once, Again 
Genre romantic suspense
Author Emily Mims
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
After losing his wife and unborn so to violence, Alex
Navarro knew he could never love again, yet, when an old acquaintance comes
begging for his help, what starts out as a ruse to save her brother turns into
a love he swore he’d never find again.
The survivor of a brutal attack, Misty Martinez has just
come home to San Antonio to put her life back together when her little brother
is framed for selling drugs. Her father insists she help, but to clear her
brother’s name and find the real culprits she must go undercover, joining a
band and posing as the girlfriend of the wealthy widower and owner of the
nightclub where her brother worked.
Alex Navarro is sensual, compelling…and arrogant and
embittered, unable to return Misty’s love, as his heart still belongs to his
dead wife. Yet their attraction is there, undeniable, mutual, all-consuming. A
choice might be made to find pleasure in a moment, but something sweeter begs
to be tasted. This love is like the redemption Misty is seeking for her
family-difficult, dangerous and the only thing that can destroy the demons of
the past.

Buy Once, Again

Publisher Boroughs Publishing Company

About the Book

A Gift of Hope 
Title A Gift of Hope
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Emily Mims
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13
Gina Reyes takes her job as Miss Santa seriously. There are more
needy families in San Antonio than money to help them, especially around the holidays.
This year she receives an incredible donation that comes with a price, her new co-chair.
Her family has felt the sting of his company’s Big Picture for the Greater Good
philosophy, and the man represents everything she abhors.
Lalo Navarro, a son of privilege, wants nothing more than to
improve his beloved San Antonio. Imagine his surprise when he learns he’s a demon
and not a do-gooder. Pushed into accepting the Miss Santa co-chair to raise his
political visibility, Lalo is soon humbled by Miss Santa herself, the shapely Gina
Reyes, who somehow becomes everything he wants. On opposite sides of just about
every issue imaginable, the only thing that could bring them together would be to
follow their hearts…and then a Christmas miracle.

Buy A Gift of Hope

Publisher Boroughs Publishing Company

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