RUBY by Emily Mims

GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SERIES: The Smokey Blues (Book 8)
Amazon | B & N

About the Book

Forty years ago Lexi Barstow and Collins Wentworth thought they had made the biggest mistakes of their lives. Heartbreaking choices and bitter tears cemented a pact that would shape who they were and what they would be. But now so much has changed…except the passion they share and the differences between them. But some things are fixable, and with forever staring them hard in the face, they learn all their decisions brought them to this place…an ever after filled with love.

Read an Excerpt

The club was even more crowded than it had been earlier and the audience was lively for a Sunday evening, clapping and stomping and answering Lonnie’s quips with boos and catcalls. There was electricity in the air. They were a fun crowd tonight.

Lexi’s eyes danced as they sang their first song. She was in her element.

They were about halfway through their second set when the front door opened and a familiar figure stepped into the club. The hostess’s eyes widened and the bartender did a double take. It wasn’t all that often a United States Senator darkened their doors.

Lexi’s curiosity burned as the flustered hostess showed Collins to the last vacant table by the front window. There was a bit of a stir as a good percentage of the audience recognized the man who had joined them, and then realized Lexi was performing for her old lover.

Whatever was he doing here tonight? This wasn’t his kind of club. It wasn’t even his kind of music anymore. She’d overheard him tell Danny he loved listening to him and his mother on their dulcimers, but that given the choice he was fonder of the classical music Chessie and Isabel played.

Had he come to hear Lexi sing? Had he come to repeat his invitation to join him on an evening out?

The thought sent chills up her spine.

She tore her eyes away from him. No way could she concentrate on her singing if all her attention was on Collins. Ever the professional, she didn’t miss a beat in the song they were singing, or the next, or the one after that. If anything, her voice became sultrier and her smile wider. Collins had come to hear her sing. She wanted him to know that she still had it, and she wanted to rub in what he’d missed all these years.

About the Author

The author of over 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, she and her husband split their time between central Texas, eastern Tennessee, and Georgia visiting their kids and grandchildren. For relaxation Emily plays the piano, organ, dulcimer, and ukulele for two different performing groups, and even sings a little. 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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A Giveaway

Emily will be awarding digital copies of books one and two in the Smoky Blues series, Mist and Smoke to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a one-week, book blast tour. You are welcome to visit as many of the other sites as you’d like for even more information on the book and additional entries into the drawing.

May 28:
1: T’s Stuff
2: Queen of All She Reads
3: Romance Novel Giveaways
4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
5: Books to Light Your Fire
6: The Avid Reader
7: It’s Raining Books
8: Mixed Book Bag

May 29:
1: Liz’s Reading Life
2: Long and Short Reviews
3: Deal Sharing Aunt
4: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
5: This and That Book Blog

May 30:
1: Hearts and Scribbles
2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
3: Natural Bri
4: underneath the covers
5: Let me tell you a story

May 31:
1: Christine Young
2: My Reading Journeys REVIEW
3: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
4: Jazzy Book Reviews
5: Iron Canuck
6: BooksChatter
7: Readeropolis

June 1:
1: Kimmi Love
2: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
3: Two Ends of the Pen
4: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
5: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Emily for this last day of her tour.
Please come back again soon for more authors, books, and giveaways.



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2 Responses to RUBY by Emily Mims

  1. Emily W Mims says:

    Thank you for having me today! I am very proud of ‘Ruby’, my first foray into love at a ‘certain age’. I firmly believe that a woman can find love at any point in her life, if she’ll just open her heart to the possibilities.
    Best, Emily

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