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Mist by Emily Mims #RomanticSuspense #Amreading @EmilyMimsAuthor


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Mist

by Emily Mims

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GENRE: Romance/romantic suspense

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BLURB:

The widow of a lying drug dealer, dulcimer-player Kylie Barstow Richards finds herself struggling to see through the mist of the Smoky Mountains to the truth-about her life, about the nightclub where she works, and about the bluegrass-playing musician who has arrived to steal her heart.

 

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EXCERPT 

Kylie looked Ren in the eye.  “How much of that is the truth and how much of it was bullshit?”

Ren’s lips firmed.  “It’s the truth, every damned bit of it.  And that’s also why I did what I did.  The DEA honestly thought you were guilty.  A drug dealer took out one of my best friends, Kylie.  I’ve missed Jerry every day for the last two years.”

“And that justifies what you did to me?  Sorry, Ren.  Not buying it.  And I don’t care what your reasons for lying were, a liar is a liar.  And I can’t stand liars.”

“I get that, Kylie.  Look, obviously we blew it, and I’m just as sorry as I can be that I hurt you.”

“If you can be believed, which I seriously doubt.”

“I do mean it.  I’m sorry.  I’m really sorry.”

“I am, too, Ren.  I was just beginning to have a little bit of faith and trust again and you very effectively managed to take that away from me.  Congratulations.  I will probably never trust another man as long as I live.”

“Aw, Kylie, no.”  Ren leaned forward.  “Look, I know there is no way I can take back the lies I’ve already told.  But I can promise you this.  I will never, ever lie to you again about anything.”

Kylie shrugged.  “And now I’m supposed to believe that?  Ren, I’m sorry.  The damage is done.  The trust is broken.  Kind of like Humpty Dumpty.”

“I understand.  But Kylie, I’m going to tell you the truth from now on whether you believe me or not.”

“Knock yourself out.”

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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 three, 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

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/EmilyMimsAuthor

Twitter

@EmilyMimsAuthor

https://www.amazon.com/Mist-Smokey-Blues-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01LZBLPWO/

 

 

I caught up to Emily just as she was about to head out for band practice and begged her for an interview. She kindly agreed 🙂

 

What do you think is the best way to publish these days?

I still prefer a traditional publisher.  I need the rigorous editing provided by the traditional process that is all too frequently missing in the indie world.

What are your favorite genres to read? Why?

Romance!  That’s how I got started as a writer-I was a reader first.

Do your characters talk to you?

Absolutely!  They come alive in my head.

How do you approach starting a new book?

Hopefully, with a good story involving both external and internal conflict in an interesting setting or ‘world’.

What is your writing process?

I sit down with a Big Chief and flesh out my story in a detailed, chapter by chapter synopsis.  I sit down and write it chapter by chapter with both along-the-way revisions and another go-through when I’m finished.  And then off to the beta reader and the editors!

What are the best writing books or blogs you’ve ever read?

Honestly?  My best instruction came from my old Candlelight editor Lydia Paglio.  She basically taught me to write over the phone back in 1983.

What are your non-writing hobbies, or what do you do to relax?

I play piano, organ, dulcimer and ukulele.  (Yes, I play the music my characters play in ‘Mist’.)

What was your best date ever?

Mexico City, 1970.  Field trip.  Dinner in a swanky rooftop restaurant with my fellow field tripper who had popped the question five days after our first date and who had just put an amethyst to-hold-me engagement ring on my finger.  (We’re still together, by the way.  Married for forty-five years.)

Navy SEAL or cowboy?

Love ‘em both.  Interestingly, most of my wounded warrior heroes in the ‘Texas Hill Country’ series were Army and Texas A&M alumni.

Chocolate or chips?

Chips.  Corn chips with guacamole or pico de gallo.

If you could have a superpower what would it be? Why?

Longevity.  So much to see and do, so little time!

Fancy restaurant or picnic?

Neither.  Good food at an outdoor café, either sidewalk or overlooking a lake or ocean.

Beer or wine?

Pino grigio.  Cold.  Crisp.

Favorite author?

You’re gonna make me pick?  Okay, Nora Roberts.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Emily Mims will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter to win a $10 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway

JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love.   She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters. Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can't function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. :)

21 comments on “Mist by Emily Mims #RomanticSuspense #Amreading @EmilyMimsAuthor

  1. Enjoyed reading your interview today. Wondering about your inspiration for the title of this book. Makes me think there might be a paranormal twist to it. Tell us about it.

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  2. Thanks to both my hostess and Goddess Fish for having me today. The inspiration for this title came from the mist that shrouds the Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee. From the distance the mountains appear to be enveloped in a smoky kind of mist. The series titles all reflect some aspect of these mountains-‘Smoke’, ‘Evergreen’, ‘Indigo’, etc. I love the Smokies and visit them and the grandchildren who live there often.

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  3. I enjoyed the whole post. The book sounds great and it was really nice getting to know Emily Mims.

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  4. I liked the interview and excerpt.

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  5. OMG, that was a fun interview! Congrats Emily on your book but also on forty-five years with your soulmate. That is amazing, and it sounds like that rooftop date was most memorable. zP.S…..I love the dulcimer, even though I have no idea how to play one.

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  6. Thanks to all of you for your comments. Do any of you have questions I could answer about either the book or myself? I love to chat with my readers.

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  7. bernie wallace

    What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

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  8. Great post – I enjoyed reading it and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  9. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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