Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today Best-selling author
Doesn’t life throw out some weird twists and turns to make the day-to-day interesting? For instance, in 2007, I chose to enter a contest from the Wild Rose Press and ended up publishing with them for a number of years. Today, as an Indie author, I have over twenty books for sale.
I started off writing “The Vicarage Bench” series, which is about people who—through the magic of a rose thorn—end up spirit-traveling into someone else’s body. Trust me; it adds a lot of conflict into a romance, but also humor and pathos. My characters suffer, but in the end, I make sure they reap their rewards.
Next, I decided to branch out into angel stories so I began writing the “Angels with Attitudes” series. Because I loved TV shows like Highway to Heaven and Touched by an Angel, I determined that my poor, misguided characters could finally win their true love with the help of certain celestial beings. Except, my angels have more devilment in them than any angels you ever met.
Now it’s time to admit my weakness in order to explain about the next series taking place in Vegas. I’m hooked on cop shows and I really enjoy the action and excitement of Vegas. So naturally when I decided to write romantic suspense, I put the two together and came up with an explosive series. There’s a lot of fast-paced, thrilling action to keep you turning the pages. The fans have loved this about the “Vegas” series.
So…wanting to please those people I adore, I’ve started a comparable series called “Undercover FBI.” It’s similarly thrilling, has lots of heart-stopping moments but each book will stand on its own. Therefore, you’ll be able to buy any novel without having to follow any order. The first book is called Special Agent Francesca and was enjoyed by many readers whose wonderful reviews prompted me to write the second, (Special Agent Finnegan), the third (Special Agent Maximilian), the fourth (Special Agent Kandice) and I just finished the fifth which is still with the editor, (Special Agent Booker), which will be released in Dec 2016.
And to make life just a bit more interesting, I’ve also worked on a set of books that have become very dear to my heart. As a teen, I was madly in love with The King, Elvis Presley. To this day, I feel there’s no one who can take his place in the sexy-singer role. He had it all, looks, charisma and a fabulous voice. Therefore, I believe that his songs need to be revisited as love stories. The first in the Elvis Series is a book called She’s Not You and was released for Christmas. Another in the series called Love Me Tender was published a while back and I need to start thinking about the next for the series.
Last year, I’d decided I might like to start something different, and worked very hard to create a new set of characters in the upcoming Mob Tracker Series. This one is a blockbuster, starting with a young, naive girl who witnesses her twin brother being killed by members in his own gang. The police are mystified, have no clues and the case is stalled. Not good enough for our heroine who determines that her brother needs justice… The first book called “Sweet Retaliation” will be published early in 2017.
To end my yattering on a high note, I just wanted to add that I worked very hard last year to give you three lovely Christmas novellas that I called the Holiday Heartwarmers. The series starts off with three, abandoned Samoyed puppies who all find new homes where romance and Christmas await. I added another one this year “Frosty the Snowman” making it a total of four. I hope they will help make your holidays brighter.
It’s been lovely talking with you.
Have a fabulous day…