Good Saturday morning, my friends! As part of the Celebrate Lit blog tour for The Angel Paws Collection, I am pleased to welcome Mimi Milan to the blog today!
Mimi Milan is an award winning, bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romance. Currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University, she spends most of her time in the suburbs of Charlotte, crafting stories her family and imaginary friends inspire.
She recently released an anthology of the three novellas in the Angel Paws series!
Scent of an Angel
To fight… or fall in love?
The only thing Tanner McKoy wants is to disappear into the backwoods of North Carolina, hopefully forgetting about his tour in Afghanistan. However, forgetting seems improbable. And disappearing is impossible when a determined grad student uses her new shelter rescues to track him down.
After a miserable breakup with her fiance, Eva Perez returns to grad school to complete her thesis and become a physical therapist. Unfortunately, that means assisting on several case studies – one of which includes a surly army veteran who refuses help. How can she win a battle with someone still stuck in combat mode?
Touched by an Angel
An explosion during a tour in Afghanistan took Rhett Marshall’s sight, but not his mind. Too bad his family can’t seem to grasp that fact. He’ll do anything to regain control over his life again… even take drastic measures like marrying a complete stranger just so he can call his own shots.
Luciana Lopez came to the United States on a student visa – which is about to expire. Unfortunately, finding an employer to petition for her so she can stay in the country has proven impossible. Could marriage to a desperate army veteran be the answer to her immigration problem?
Enjoy the second novel in the groundbreaking, heartwarming series, Angel Paws Rescue, that donates twenty percent of proceeds to help army veterans and shelter animals.
When Angels Sing
Fast food, fast cars, and fast women…
Eddie Rivera, a Chicano rock star hoping to break into the American music scene, has always lived life in the fast lane. The last thing he planned on was a country cutie with the belief that a guy “won’t buy the cow if he’s getting the milk for free.” Can a shot at her lifelong dreams and a rescue kitty help him change her mind?
From boys to battlefields, Rachel Linden may have lost her hearing but she has never lost a fight. Of course, she’s never had her dream of singing dangled in front of her either. Is there a strategy she can employ to win a war of wishes… without losing her heart?
Hi Mimi! Welcome to the blog!
Mimi: Neither. I have a digestive disease that won’t allow me to eat them. However, I would totally choose oranges if I was allowed to. The smell alone is divine!
Carrie: A life without apples?? That’s so sad 🙁
Mimi: Remember the Wizard of Oz? Well, change out a bucket of water for the sun. That would be me… melting. So, definitely winter.
Carrie: haha! I hear ya. Me too.
Mimi: I like both, but cats are definitely easier to care for.
Carrie: True… but dogs are cuddlier 😉
Mimi: Again, both mess up my stomach. However, I like the taste of each – especially coffee with lots of cream and sugar.
Carrie: Now… I could definitely live without coffee or tea. But I’m still sad about the apples. LOL.
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Mimi: Storytelling! I could talk the hind legs off a donkey and sell them back to him again. Meaning, I talk a lot but still manage to keep it interesting.
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Mimi: Anne Shirley
Carrie: Excellent choice!
Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?
Mimi: I’m not sure I would call it weird – maybe more interesting. In that case, it would definitely have to do with murder – especially historical ones. My stories are clean, but suspenseful and I want them to ring true. So, I still have to do the research. I’ve also had to do a lot of research regarding herbs.
Carrie: I bet that was interesting!
Q: Describe your main characters and tell me who you would cast in their roles if Hollywood wanted to produce one of your books as a movie!
Mimi: The story I’m releasing right now is The Dancing Lady. It’s a Christmas historical western. The main characters – a former dancing lady trying to disguise herself as a domesticated woman and a “Don Juan” of a restaurant owner trying to build his business – bring in a mixture of funny and suave. I would say that a young Antonio Banderas type would be perfect for the hero, Nacho. The heroine, Josefina, should be played by someone like Penelope Cruz.
Carrie: A young Antonia Banderas – SWOON!! ♥
Q: What surprised you about your book or your characters as you wrote their story?
Mimi: That they naturally evolved. Usually I have to do a lot of work to mold a character the way I want. This one unfolded quickly!
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from your books?
Mimi: Well, any book I write will hopefully enlighten while still entertaining. I try to keep them packed with action and romance. I hope the readers feel there’s a good mix of both. 🙂
Carrie: A good mix is always… well… good 😀
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂
To celebrate her tour, Mimi is giving away a grand prize of The Angel Paws Collection Celebration Tour Giveaway!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!
This giveaway is hosted by Celebrate Lit, not RimSP
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