TITLE – Unexpected Assets SERIES – Texas Hill Country Series AUTHOR – Emily Mims GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – June 2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 150 pages PUBLISHER – Boroughs Publishing COVER ARTIST – Boroughs Art Department
After three agonizing years of surgeries and rehab. U.S. Army veteran Jason Donahue is ready to leave the Iraq War in the past and rejoin society. Yet, no matter the success he achieves at work, people wince every time they see him.
Everyone but Emily Riley. From the first, the beautiful redhead looks past his disfigurement and sees him. In return, Jason wants to buy her everything she deserves, starting with her dream home and going from there. Yet Emily has scars of her own, a past she’s not ready to reveal. Only when they both come clean, when they view each other through eyes of trust and love, will they know that, when a good man and a good woman give each other their heart, the two will always have more than enough.
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“Well, that explains it, then,” Mr. Harrington said.
“Explains what, Mr. Harrington?” Jason was puzzled and didn’t even try to hide it.
“Why you’re so interested in Emily. She and that money of hers could go a long way toward helping you catch up financially, as you put it.”
Jason felt the blood drain from his head. Emily exchanged a frantic look with her sister. “I-I’m sorry, sir,” he stammered. “What did you say?”
“I said that Emily and that money of hers could go a long way.”
Jason just stared at the old man for a minute. “What money, Mr. Harrington?”
“Oh, don’t be ridiculous, young man. The trust fund. The Harrington trust fund. She’s bound to have told you about it.”
He lifted his chin and looked the old man in the eye. “I didn’t know Emily had a trust fund. She’s never mentioned it to me.” He looked at Emily across the table. “You’ve never said a word, Emily. Have you?”
AUTHOR INTERVIEWAuthor: Emily Mims
Date of Birth: 9-18-1951
Date of Interview: 11-23-2015
The Book: ‘Unexpected Assets’
Tell us about your newest release.
‘Unexpected Assets’ is the story of badly scarred wounded warrior Jason Donahue. He loves Emily Riley, who can see past his scars to the real him, and wants to give her everything. But Emily has a secret that has the potential to tear them apart. (1)
What genre do you enjoy writing the most? Why?
I like romance! I believe in romance because it happened to me and can happen to any woman if she opens herself to the possibility. (2)
What is your most treasured possession?
A 1910 pump organ that my husband had restored for our 40th anniversary (3)
With whom, living or dead and why, would you like to sit and chat with for an afternoon?
James Michener. I heard him speak once-he was brilliant, outspoken, and funny and told me to keep writing ‘those trash novels from Texas’. (4)
Who or what has been the greatest love of your life? Why, How?
Charles Mims. I crashed his 22nd birthday party, ended up on a field trip to Mexico City with him two months later, went out with him for the first time on Friday night, accepted his proposal the following Tuesday (that’s right-5 days later) and 45 years down the road we’re still in love and together. (5)
What is your greatest regret?
I wrote 18 books for Candlelight Ecstasy in the 1980’s, but put my writing aside when they went out of business. I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to start writing again. (6)
What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
My husband dared me to write the first one. (7)
Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
I play five musical instruments and play in two performing groups. And I love to travel, particularly if the trip also involves something to do with music. (8)
Which are your three favorite books? Top Favorite authors?
Which book that you’ve written is your favorite? Honestly, whichever book I’m working on at the moment (9)
What is your ‘Writing Routine’, if any?
I begin with preparing a detailed plot. I have a copy of that synopsis by chapter on my work station and consult it as I write my chapters. (10)
How can readers connect with you online?
Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?
I just finished the last book in the Texas Hill Country series and am working on my first book of a series set in the Appalachian bluegrass music scene. (11 but who’s counting?)
Author of twenty five 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 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.”
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One digital copy and one print copy of ‘Unexpected Assets’