Mimi Barbour

Biography

A word from the Author of The Vicarage Bench Series…
I’ve taken early retirement on Vancouver Island to spend my days and many nights hovering over my computer and spinning the stories that have been vying for attention over the years.
My husband is supportive and drags me out to feed me and plans occasional forays into the outside world. I have a son who makes me happy I was born a woman so I could be his mom, and a niece whose family adds to my full cup of happiness.
Gardening lights my inner fires, and I need no urging to get out into the yard when the weather dictates. I do have many hobbies such as quilting, crocheting, but alas – no time.

Smashwords Interview

What’s the story behind my latest Series?
Okay, this is a true tale; I swear it on my goldfish Sammy’s life. Hey, he’s a nice goldfish!
So, I was driving somewhere?? and Elvis’ sexy sound came on the radio singing “She Not You”. I found myself enjoying singing along. Funny how I remembered those words from the 1960’s? In fact I remembered them so well that over the next week they wouldn’t get out of my head. "And it’s breaking my heart, cause she’s not you!" Near drove me crazy. Then I had this epiphany. Wouldn’t the song make a great story??! Just for fun, I sat down and wrote the first chapter and the book began. It turned into one of my favorite novels –could be because I made it my 2014 Christmas story and I love that season or maybe because I saw Elvis every time I wrote about Jesse, the hero. Let me tell you - having that dreamy man in my head for two months was certainly no hardship. I had planned to write a single book until I realized he had so many wonderful love songs that could made into stories and so I called “She’s Not You” book #1 of the Elvis Series and set up a contest on Fresh Fiction for readers to choose the next title. The winner was chosen and her favorite song was Love Me Tender. I’m plotting this new book as I write this interview. Check out my blog: http//:mimibarbour.blogspot.com for the follow up on where this series will go next.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is called Together Always and 36,000 words of that story have sat in a file on my desktop for over two years. You see, when I first started writing the Vicarage Bench Series, I was signed with Wild Rose Press and had contracted that series with them. In fact, the first five novels I wrote were their books. Then, I decided to go Indie with my next series, Angels with Attitudes, and the first book, My Cheeky Angel, sold a great deal better than what I had experienced with the publisher. So, not needing a kick in the petudie to wake up and smell the roses, I stopped writing Together Always because I knew they had first dibs while I was still under contract. I decided to wait until the end of my commitments before finishing the book. Now, as of November 2013, I have all my rights returned and am no longer obligated to them. So, while on holidays just recently, I decided to take a look at this story and I was shocked at how many words I’d actually written. After I began to read the work over, I was hooked. Laughing and weeping, I found myself so wrapped up in the plot, that I now can’t wait until I finish it and can offer it to my readers.
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Where to find Mimi Barbour online


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Videos

My Cheeky Angel
With the help of a quirky angel, a lonely tomboy shifts personas, changes lifestyles and becomes a busy and powerful businesswoman. By doing so, she risks losing the man she loves and ignores a young girl who’s desperate for her help.

Together For Christmas
Christmas story of spirit-travel and romance. This book finalled in the Gayle Wilson contest 2012 Mimi's favorite book so far...

Books

Ten Christmas Brides
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 355,500. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Join ten New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors to celebrate the holiday season with a boxed set of stories brimming with emotion, holiday spirit and happy ever afters. From sweet to sexy, suspense to small town drama, travel from Belarus to Africa to the snowy Highlands of Scotland as Santa delivers our gift to you--love, laughter and happiness this Christmas!
Favorite Christmas Cookies
Price: Free! Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Cookies, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Holiday
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A book full of delicious cookie recipes to share with the family this Christmas! In this book, you’ll find favorite cookies of the heroes and heroines in the Ten Christmas Brides romance-novel boxed set. They are the authors’ gifts to you this holiday season. Enjoy these special goodies and have a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes from the authors of Ten Christmas Brides!
Loveable Christmas Angel
Series: Angels with Attitudes, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
This wonderful Christmas story takes place in Waikiki, Honolulu; a magical city where anything is believable. Leilani is about to find out just how angels scheme to make romance happen for those in their care because Angel Love Romance.
His Devious Angel
Series: Angels with Attitudes, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,970. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Man-hater Sadie Bertolli gets mixed up with a crazy, hotshot soldier when he runs her down with his convertible. Now she's stuck having to accept his help to do her dog-walking job. Just her luck that some of the expensive pets go missing, and Liam decides the puppy-mill rumour needs to be investigated
Ten Brides for Ten Heroes Cookbook
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This cookbook contains twenty recipes that go with the Ten Brides for Ten Heroes collection—two favorites from each of the authors. All are tied to the stories in the boxed set. These recipes are the authors’ gifts to our readers. It’s our pleasure to share a little more of what makes our writing meaningful to us. We hope you’ll think of Ten Brides for Ten Heroes when you make these tasty dishes.
Love Me Tender
Series: Elvis, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,940. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
How could Anne go back to Texas knowing that her son would be meeting a father and grandmother who never even knew he existed? But how could she stay away when a woman who’d been the only mother she ever knew was dying and needed her?
Together Always
Series: The Vicarage Bench, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A new body, a new life… While Lucas Kinight's wife lies in a coma, one he's praying she won't come out of, the doctor's pull the plug and she recuperates as a totally different spirit. Grace will live - just not as herself. Her new name is Vanessa Knight and she has a husband who hates her and a little boy that's afraid when she's near.
Partners
Series: Vegas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
These characters will grab you and take you on the ride of your life!! Book #1 in a new adventure!!! - Short Story Prequel for Roll the Dice! (Hot Romance & Powerful Suspense - Vegas Series)
Let it Ride
Series: Vegas, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,180. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Lisa Jordan’s life has changed drastically since she arrives to work as a detective in Vegas. Her new female partner is a pit-bull. Her sister passes on and she becomes guardian for her three-year-old nephew. And she sleeps with a millionaire casino owner who’s kidnapped. After their steamy night together, she’s forced to take the case. Her heart never gave her any options.
Spin the Wheel
Series: Vegas, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A wedding, a bank robbery and a night of hot sex all take place in this short bridge story between High Stakes Gamble and Let it Ride. Lisa Jordan is now responsible for her orphaned three-year-old nephew and no man can come between her and that obligation. However, the tycoon Jeff Waters keeps making her question that decision.
High Stakes Gamble
Series: Vegas, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,290. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Nonfiction » True Crime » Missing persons
Being a new mom has made all the difference to Aurora getting over the pain of Kai’s abandonment. Until some wacko steals her baby. Rather than shoot Kai when he shows up at her door—though to it was close, they work together to try and save their daughter.
Vegas Shuffle
Series: Vegas, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Pregnant, and furious at Kai Lawson, the missing fool who got her in this condition, Detective Aurora Morelli grudgingly accepts a new gal to be her partner on the job. And… she’s met a new man, Jeff Waters. He thinks he wants to replace her baby’s daddy, but is he man enough?
Roll the Dice
Series: Vegas, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: American English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
How many female detectives say “you shot me” to their hotshot partner on the first line of a book filled with continuous conflicts, blockbuster energy and sizzling romance? It sets the scene for the rest of the fast-paced suspense as two Vegas detectives fight their attraction for each other while in pursuit of a vicious rapist.
Special Agent Francesca
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,790. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Violence, suspense and sizzling romance heats up Special Agent Francesca’s humorous journey fighting off the mob! Dr. Sean Collins wants to tame her! Yeah-like that’s gonna happen. Only one thing keeps Francesca motivated. Proving to her mother, the FBI “Snow Queen”, that working undercover is where she belongs.
She's Not You
Series: Elvis, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,440. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
She's Not You is an Elvis Presley #1 hit from 1962. A heart-warming tale told of two people who find each other at just the right time. The charming characters bring this story to life and you’ll fall in love with them all. The conflicts they face add additional spice. It’s a perfect holiday read which will thrill you no matter what time of year.
The Grumpy Little Cedar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
A little cedar grouches to his friend the alder bush about the old pine tree next to him. But when he's in trouble, the big guy saves the day.This story has a moral for the children who read it. A lesson we can all learn - no matter what the age. We need to be happy for our good fortune and not dwell on things we can't change.
My Cheeky Angel
Series: Angels with Attitudes, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Bored lonely tomboy, Annie Hynes, shifts personas, changes lifestyles and becomes a powerful businesswoman who risks losing the man she secretly loves…and unknowingly disregards a friend in need.

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