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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Evergreen by Emily Mims ❤️ Fun Facts, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway ❤️ (Contemporary Romance)

Thirty-year-old musician Leilani Mahuiki is in Tennessee to find Joe Barstow, the birth father whose bone marrow might save her daughter’s life. She finds Bradley, too, Joe’s adopted son. Against all odds, she and Bradley make wonderful music together, she on the ukulele, he on the banjo. And Bradley is everything else she’s ever wanted in a man.

Bradley wants her, too. But is that enough? He needs a family of his own. Having grown up an outsider, he’s always dreamt of something simple and old-fashioned. No entanglements. No complications. Just mom, dad, and the kids. Not something Leilani can ever offer. She already has the very complications and entanglements that he so desperately wants to avoid, and that are not going away any time soon. And yet, as he and Leilani pull out all the stops to save her daughter’s life, he knows Leilani is the only woman for him. The most beautiful music in the world can sometimes happen when disharmony resolves—and a lonely Tennessee winter can become a tropical paradise.

Fun Fact #1-Emily learned to ride a horse as a child. Her grandfather owned a cattle ranch and she rode his cow ponies.

Fun Fact #2-Emily played the organ for her small church as a teenager and plays honky-tonk gospel on her piano.

Fun Fact #3-Emily and her husband Charles love road trips and have three planned for later this year. They plan to drive to Florida for the Romance Writers of America convention in July, Tennessee for grandkids and the eclipse in August, and caravan to Albuquerque in October with their Miata club to see the balloons. (Yes, they’re driving their Miata on that one.)

Fun Fact #4-Emily and Charles just got back from a 10-day ukulele cruise. They sailed out of Los Angeles to San Diego and down the western coast of Mexico. They attended workshops and jam sessions and have callouses on their fingers from all the strumming.

Fun Fact #5-On the same trip, Emily attended the California Dreamin’ Writer’s Conference and got to see all her writer friends.

Fun Fact #6-Also on this trip, Emily did her first open mic solo and got a standing ovation!

Behind the Scenes #1-Emily puts Shiner Bok in her pot roast.

Behind the Scenes #2-Emily orders her blue jeans on-line.

Behind the Scenes #3-Emily has a large collection of sandals in every style and color but almost no ‘real’ shoes. (She can get away with this living in San Antonio.)

Did you Know #1-Emily loves Chili Rellenos, preferably stuffed with cheese.

Did you know #2-Emily cooks her own fried chicken. No Kentucky Fried for her!

Did you know #3-Emily has four more books plotted for the Smoky Blue series!

“I see.” Bradley thought a minute. “It’s a good deal for them and a good deal for Nalani. But is it really all that good a deal for you? What’s this done to your life, Leilani?”

“My child has three parents raising her and I have an incredible support system in George and Kekoa. And they have an incredible support system in me.”

“But what about the possibility of your ever finding love again? What has this cockamamie arrangement done to that?”

Leilani felt herself bristle. “It’s not cockamamie. It’s working well, thank you very much.”
“If it’s working out so damned well, why are you still single? Is it because your boyfriends are put off by the total and complete weirdness of whole thing?”

Leilani looked at Bradley with disdain. “Actually, this is the first time I’ve given a damn what my boyfriend thought of my totally, completely weird life. This is the first time since Bruce died that I’ve really cared about a man.”

“I didn’t realize.”

“You did, too. I told you a while back that I haven’t been serious about anyone since Bruce died. Congratulations. You’re the first one in ten years. The first damn man I’ve cared about since I put Bruce in the ground. You want to know why I didn’t tell you about Kekoa and George? Because even though I tried to warn you that I couldn’t give you the fifties sitcom family of your dreams, I thought way down deep that maybe you could get past that unrealistic dream a little and look at my admittedly unconventional family and visualize yourself a part of it. I thought that maybe, just maybe, you might come to love me enough to loosen the tight parameters you’ve set up in your mind and think outside that box. But that was damned stupid of me, wasn’t it?”

“Yes, it was,” Bradley said with a snap. “You’ve known from the beginning how I feel and what I want in a family. Unrealistic or no, that’s what I’m looking for. As much as I care about you, I’ll never be able to have that with you. You will always have other loyalties, other allegiances. It will never be just me and mine. I understand that now. I just wish you’d told me earlier. Maybe I wouldn’t have fallen for you the way I did. Maybe I wouldn’t hurt so much tonight.”

“Or maybe you wouldn’t hurt so much if your mind was a little broader,” Leilani snapped.


Author of thirty 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 six, she and her husband Charles live in central Texas but frequently visit grandchildren in eastern 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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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thank you so much for having me today! Readers, do you have any questions for me?
    Best, Emily

  3. Great excerpt, can't wait to see what happens! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. the book it going to be hit and love to read and blog it

  6. The Smokey Blues Series sounds great! Thank you

  7. "Evergreen" sounds like an interesting read. Great excerpt, looking forward to reading the book.

  8. "Evergreen" sounds like an interesting read. Great excerpt, looking forward to reading the book.

  9. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

  10. Hope your Saturday is loaded with fun and many memories. Thanks for all you do and for this giveaway.

  11. Thank you for this great excerpt and giveaway.

  12. Happy Sunday! Hope it's going great for you. Thanks for the chance at winning!

  13. Back again to say thanks again for the chance at winning. I appreciate it!

  14. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Evergreen. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.


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