Author: Mimi Barbour

I started writing in a serious way in 1999 when, through correspondence, I took a creative writing course. At the time, my husband and I were living in Guinea, West Africa and the schooling choices were limited. Stories cluttered my mind even as a child and by this time in my life they were clamouring to come out. Putting them into words and on paper became the challenge

Once, back in Canada, I started a two-year course on children’s writing, believing this was where I wanted to invest my enthusiasm and energy. I then took another two years, because writing children’s stories is very difficult. After four years I managed to have only one story published in a multi cultural magazine called Skipping Stones. It was a story called ‘Run for Joy’ and I’d based my young protagonist on a child I’d seen in Africa. I called him Keita. I have to admit - I found this writing hard work.

I changed.

Writing my first romance novel switched the hard work into fun, and I’ve not looked back. I love writing about men and women finding each other and falling in love. Along the way, it pleases me to make their travels difficult - spiced up with lots of humour and seasoned with a few tears, but always with endings that are happy. 

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Partners - Vegas Series Prequel

Partners
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B008ZXDZTC
  • Release: 2012-08-19
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Mimi Barbour
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Fast-paced and thrilling, a maniac rapist is on the loose and both detectives Kai Lawson and Aurora Morelli have good reason to want him. He's hurt people they love. If only they can work together as Partners, they might have a chance to put the shmuck where he deserves to be.


Roll the Dice - Vegas Series, 1

Roll the Dice
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00925VCF6
  • Release: 2012-08-24
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Mimi Barbour
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“You shot me!” Aurora is incensed. Her new partner shrugs and answers. “I saved your life.” From the very first page of this riveting story, these two battle for supremacy in trying to catch the serial rapist who ripped both their lives apart. With all her might, Aurora fights the attraction to Kai's baby blues that tease and start her internal warning devices humming. After all, her job is her life, and determination mixed with courage has always been her lifeline.


His Devious Angel - Angels with Attitudes, #2

His Devious Angel
  • Number: B007VDZ2XO
  • Release: 2012-04-17
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Mimi Barbour
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Without the angel forcing him to brake, Liam could have killed the gorgeous girl who ran in front of his car to save a little boy. He owed the rescuer big time and would pay his debt no matter that she acted cranky and became more difficult with every meeting. After all, how hard could it be to walk a bunch of mangy mutts?

Men are scum, and no one can tell Sadie any different. It’s why she stays away from them. Until a crazy, hotshot soldier runs her down with his convertible. Now because she’s bruised and sore, she's stuck having to accept his help in her elite dog-walking business. Just her luck that some of the expensive pets go missing, and Liam decides the puppy-mill rumour needs to be investigated. And once they’re forced to spend more time together, darned if a spark doesn’t start to ignite.


Together for Christmas - The Vicarage Bench

Together for Christmas
  • Number: B006HI5XCO
  • Release: 2011-12-02
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Abbie Taylor has a thousand things to do before Christmas: help the vicar with needy families, organize the nativity, and give time she can hardly spare for a toddler and a distraught baby at the orphanage. Falling into a coma while her spirit resides inside a prickly, big-shot businessman doesn't work for her at all...until she falls in love.

How could Marcus Chapman be so unlucky? No sooner is he saddled with his newly widowed mother than his mind is invaded by an annoying spirit'a spirit who's instantly aware Marcus is not nearly as tough as he makes out. Between these two manipulating women, the man doesn't stand a chance, especially when the season is Christmas, and love is all around.


Together Again - 4th in the Vicarage Bench Series

Together Again
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  • Release: 2011-05-13
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Traveling forward in time, Dani Howard's spirit becomes magically united with reporter, Troy Brennan. He's everything a girl could want in a man, and during their time together, she falls deeply in love. Though she must return to her own body, she gains his promise to come to her birthday party in seven days time where they will meet in person and continue their romance.

Troy can't believe he's fallen for a sixteen-year-old spirit invader. He's so infatuated that when renowned author, beautiful Ellie Ward, comes on to him, as attractive as he finds her, he's honor bound to stay true to his young love—or is he? 


The Vicarage Bench - Includes 3 Stories in 1

The Vicarage Bench
  • Number: 9781601546586
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Imagine having to share your body with an invading time traveller. Dr. Tobias Andrews, guardian of the magic, assists each trapped spirit- but not until every story's happy ending is assured.

In She's Me, chubby, shy Lucy McGillicuddy who lives in a small English village in 1963 is forced to share herself with 2006 top model Jenna McBride. This experience teaches them both valuable lessons that enable them to finally accept true love.

In He's Her, schoolteacher Carrie Temple has to make space for Vegas casino owner Rhett Parks, whose spirit invades her heart as well as her mind, and won't leave. At first she desperately wants him to get out, but soon she can't bear for them to be apart.

In We're One, Vegas nightclub star Crystal Davis wants nothing to do with men until she and Ashley Parks must flee from a killer. Ashley uses magic to trap her spirit inside of him to keep her safe, but she soon convinces him it's his safety they need to be worried about.


He's Her - The Vicarage Bench

He's Her
  • Number: B0047DW78Y
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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One minute a casino owner from Vegas, Rhett Parks, was relaxing on a bench in a small English town. To his dismay, a young woman interrupted his sanctuary. A minute later, his body was out cold on the ground and he was taking up residence inside the intruder, schoolteacher Carrie Temple — and without her permission.

Her first words, "Get out," didn't solve anything because he had no idea of how he "got in." During the next few weeks they fought each other, taught each other, and began to love each other, not an easy accomplishment considering the situation, but doable, as Rhett proved to sweet, naïve Carrie.

They became involved with strange Dr. Andrews, who assured them he had the answers to solve their problem, but Rhett’s brother Ashley, to whom they turned for help, was absolutely certain that the man they were putting their faith in was a charlatan and a quack.


We're One - [The Vicarage Bench]

We're One
  • Stars
  • Number:
  • Release: 2009-09-02
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Recent historical Vintage Miniature rose
Rating: Spicy
Page Count: 104
 
Crystal was a celebrated Vegas star with a strong affinity to the animal world—except for the human male animal, that is. When she uses her trusty baseball bat to change the odds for easygoing Ashley Parks, getting beaten in an alley below her apartment window, the two end up having to run for their lives from a killer who wants revenge.
 
Ashley’s first kiss arouses her and all she wants is for him to do it again and more - but no strings. All he wants is strings - and to keep her safe.
 
Her reaction to his chivalry..."You bungling idiot!!!? Everything's changed. It's you he’s after now.”


She's Me

She's Me
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: B0047DW784
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Mimi Barbour
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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A spoilt model, Jenna Mc Brade, sits on a bench in 2007, pricks her finger on a rose bush and gets transported back to 1963 England to inhabit the body of chubby Lucy McGillicuddy. As her spiritual roommate, Jenna’s cynicism forces Lucy to adhere to a model’s lifestyle of sparse eating and physical exercise. Lucy’s body changes, becoming svelte and beautiful. Conversely, Lucy's kindhearted, generous spirit leaves a lasting impression on the temperamental fashion plate who exists inside her. Lucy loves knowledgeable Dr. John, who has plans to help Jenna return to her own body. Jenna’s Business Manager Jake assists and mistakenly shifts into Dr John. Now the four spirits are vying over two bodies. Meanwhile, Jenna realizes an attraction for Jake, who’s very endearing, and she falls madly in love with him. While you giggle over their antics, these four characters will steal your heart.


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