Mimi Barbour: One of the Top 50 Indie Writers You Should Be Reading
October 5, 2018
She writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye.
NYT & USA Today, best-selling, award-winning author, Mimi Barbour, has seven romance series to her credit.
The Vicarage Bench Series- Spirit-travel, time-travel stories / Angels with Attitude Series – Angels Love Romance / The Vegas Series–fast-paced, thrilling and loved by readers / Elvis Series–make an Elvis song a book /Undercover FBI series- character-driven stories with constant conflicts, emotional highs and lots of humor / Holiday Heartwarmer Series – Samoyed puppies playing cupid / The Mob Tracker Series- 5 riveting books about one woman’s quest for justice.
She also has many single titles and a huge number of box sets – her own and multi-author collections.
Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island with her husband and writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye.
Mimi has been known to say: “If I can steal a booklover’s attention away from their everyday grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”
The only man she wants in her life is her old Gramps, and all he wants is a grandchild.
Special Agent Charli Madison can’t get a break. After the stress of her last horrific assignment, all she wants is to spend time vacationing with her Gramps in Fort Lauderdale, a city they both love. Plans go awry, and she’s forced into witness protection, guarding a teenage girl who’s the only person able to identify a notorious killer.
To make matters worse, she has to accept the womanizing local FLPD Major as her fictitious fiancé and her back up on the dangerous mission.
Heaven knows, she doesn’t deserve this mess…
Blake Sebastian is tired of his role as lover for the women who hang around him in droves. Problem is – he doesn’t trust any of them with his heart, never mind with his future.
When pushed, he admits to the curly-headed, disapproving FBI agent under his jurisdiction, a man can get sick of so much sugar. Every so often, he needs a little sour to offset that much sweetness.
Charli was not impressed.
It’s Christmas in a small town, Carlton Grove…
In this holiday love story, Belinda Page, a single mom of a very intelligent four-year-old daughter, is at her wit’s end, trying to keep up with her baby genius. When the child throws herself into a lake to rescue a puppy, Belinda is frantic. Turning to the man who saves both babies, she seeks his support – until she finds out he’s one of those hated Carltons. After all, it was at their home where she’d gone to a party, been drugged, raped and left to deal with the consequences.
Dr. Reed Carlton, an introvert who feels uncomfortable around most people, can’t believe his luck. He’s finally found Lindy; a girl from his past, a fond memory that has haunted him for over four years. Except that once this Lindy learns who he is, she hates him. What was that all about? At least her daughter and the puppy were on his side. But would their affection be enough for Lindy to accept him into her family’s life.
Driven by revenge, she’ll do whatever it takes!
Cassidy Santino is closing in on the mobsters who murdered her brother and there’s no way she’s giving up her quest for revenge. She’s working at a seedy bar where the gang members hang out so she can dig up information that might lead to finding his killers.
When jealous hookers and sleazy barmaids try forcing her to leave, she fights back. For the love of an old rascal who owns the neighborhood gym, she helps train his protégé in the boxing ring. For her sanity, she clings to her relationship with the one man who makes life worth living..
Detective Trace McGuire loses his mother, the person who’s meant everything to him until Cassidy Santino explodes into his life. This chick’s got him so tied up that he’s willing to shirk responsibilities in his job and cut her slack for interfering in his investigation.
But, when Cassidy keeps putting herself in danger from the lunatic who owns the bar where she works. That’s where he draws the line. He’s determined to protect her, even if she fights him every damn inch of the way. And man… can this girl fight!
Suspenseful and fast-paced, this revamped short story will introduce you to crime in Las Vegas and to the people who fight that crime, Detective Aurora Morelli and Detective Kai Lawson. These are the same characters who star in the full-length sequel “Roll the Dice” and in the complete box collection The Vegas Series.
Forced to take on a new partner, after a serial rapist attacks her former one, annoys Aurora big time. Especially when he’s the kind of cowboy hotshot she normally stays as far away from as possible.
But… because they both want this creep more than anything else, they ignore the irritating explosions they set off from one another.
Finding and making the slimeball pay for his sickening crimes becomes their ultimate goal.
Annie Hynes is a tomboy. Naïve and love-starved, she’ll soon to be celebrating her big 3-0. Something needs to be done! Celi, her ‘down-to-earth’ guardian angel appears to help kick-start Annie’s big change—her looks, her job, her whole life.
By taking a managerial position with a sophisticated shoe manufacturer, Annie becomes embroiled with her new associates and hooked on the power of big business. Unfortunately, her exhaustion from overwork forces her to ignore old friends, and her lapse places someone she cares about in terrible danger.
Social Worker, Tyler Jones, previously hurt in two relationships, signals disinterest in women, and only wants Annie in his life as a good buddy. Oh yeah! And to help with his mixed-up street kids. Perversely, once her life alters, he misses her like hell.
In one sweet night of loving everything changes. But, due to an overabundance of nightcaps, she doesn’t remember the night he can’t forget.