Contemporary Romance Book Blogs Scheduled Tour

Contemporary Romance Book Blogs Scheduled Tour


contemporary romance book blogsI’m very excited to announce my upcoming scheduled tour for contemporary romance book blogs. I hope you’ll join me as I blog around the country with some amazing authors. As a newly published writer, I am looking forward to being in such esteemed company.

Scheduled Tour Dates

Wednesday, September 4 ~ with Barbara Bettis @ http://barbarabettis.com/

Thursday, September 5 ~ with Tami Winbush @ http://ajbestwrites.com/

Friday, September 6 ~ with Layna Pimentel @ http://laynap.wordpress.com/

Monday, September 9 ~ with Kellie Kamryn @ http://kelliekamryn.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 13 ~ with Liberty Ann Ireland @ http://www.snifferwalk.org/

Tuesday, September 17 ~ with the inimitable Jennifer Jakes @ http://jenniferjakes.com/

Tuesday, October 8 ~ with Terry O’Dell @ http://terryodell.com/

Please join me each day for a chance to win books and an assortment of prizes.

The art of a personal letter

The art of a personal letter


Words of Encouragement

In our age of electronics, it is so easy to send an email, text, Facebook message, tweet. But there is still something so rewarding about unexpectedly receiving a personal letter from someone. As a first-time novelist, I have been surprised at how vulnerable it makes you feel to allow people to see into the inner workings of your mind. While my book is completely fictional, it came from my thought processes, and like most things in life, you are not going to please everyone.

Therefore, to receive a personal note like I got yesterday, out of the blue, from someone who enjoyed my book, THUNDER SNOW, so much that she took the time to write and mail a letter, is not only heartwarming, it encourages me to keep going. Here is an excerpt from Praise for Thunder Snowthat note:

Congratulations on your new book! Loved it – loved it – loved it! Loved Callie and Jack! Love to read a book that cannot be put down until it is finished! Loved how Jack lovingly used the words “little one” to refer to Callie as I have always used those words with my son – even though he is 30-years-old and 6 ft. tall. Loved how you integrated the real estate industry as well. Loved how Callie loved her camera and was always taking photos . . . Again, many congratulations! Can’t wait for the next book.

Contemporary Romance Author At Last

Contemporary Romance Author At Last


Contemporary Romance Now Available

I have learned a lot in the past two weeks since my contemporary romance book has been Contemporary Romancepublished. One thing is definite – marketing is marketing. There is not a lot of difference in pushing book sales or a real estate site. You still need customers. It has been a fun experience to publish THUNDER SNOW, one that I am looking forward to repeating soon. Working hard on THUNDER STRUCK, Book 2 in the Thunder on the Mountain Series (Nederland, CO being the Mountain in question). The serene photo above was taken of Nederland on a recent visit. In the picture, the town sits between where the two mountains dip. Thank you all for your overwhelming support and encouragement. It has been a blast, and I feel blessed beyond measure.

Storyline THUNDER SNOW

Storyline THUNDER SNOW


What’s my Storyline?

Many of you have asked about the genre of THUNDER SNOW (steamy contemporary romance); is it based on anyone I know? (only in broad generalities); when can it be purchased (hopefully within the next day or so); and what is the Storyline Thunder Snow (summary to follow). Thank you all for your encouragement. It’s been a lot of fun writing it. So much fun, in fact, that I am well into Book 2 (THUNDER STRUCK), and it’s even more fun than the first!

Storyline Thunder SnowSerious about its ‘live and let live’ attitude, Nederland is a tiny town about an hour outside of Denver. It has been the perfect hideaway for Jack Franklin to have escaped from the world for the past few years. He’s a man with a secret who has become adept at ignoring tourists who trek through his sanctuary.

His peace and quiet is threatened when Callie Weston, a hotshot young realtor, seeks safe haven in an enchanting cabin built into the hillside overlooking the water. Trying to elude her own demons, Callie retreats, hoping to find solace in this unique, picturesque hamlet.

Soon the locals are calling her Bella Roja and treating her like one of their own – except Jack. The more that sparks fly between them, the more determined he is to drive her away. She’s tired of running and won’t back down from her plans of hiding for the winter. But the deeper their relationship gets, the more their pasts converge to keep them apart.

THUNDER SNOW just days away from release

THUNDER SNOW just days away from release


Mimi Foster Thunder SnowCover for Thunder Snow complete

Kim Killion of The Killion Group, Inc. is a genius! It was my pleasure to meet Kim and Jennifer Jakes at a recent Writers Conference in Crested Butte, Colorado. They are a dynamic duo who design artwork for books and related marketing material, among other things. After looking at their portfolio, there was no question that Kim was the one I wanted to help me capture my characters and the feeling I was looking for on my book cover.

After months of pouring my heart and soul into writing this steamy contemporary romance novel, I’m very excited about how the cover for my upcoming book, THUNDER SNOW, turned out. We’re on the home stretch and it should be available for purchase within the next few days.

Thank you for all you have done to make this possible, Kim and Jennifer Jakes. And thank you for putting up with me 🙂

In my other life I am Mimi Foster Realtor

In my other life I am Mimi Foster Realtor


Things that motivate my writing

Much of the time I am Mimi Foster Realtor. While I sell real estate all over Colorado Springs, my heart has long been excited with the homes in the Old North End. For over a decade my husband and I updated many Victorians in downtown Colorado Springs. It was those thousands of hours that inspired a lot of my writing and vision for what is and what might have been. During much of our reconstruction of these older homes, I became enchanted with the notion of what it might be like if the walls could talk in the homes that I was selling or that we were working on.

Mimi Foster RealtorRecently, one of my clients blessed me with a tiny pair of ice skates. I can’t explain it, but to me they were magical. So magical that they have found their way into my next book, THUNDER STRUCK, Book 2 of the Thunder on the Mountain Series set in Nederland, CO. I keep them on display where I can see them. I have lots of stories about them. They make me happy.

Cover Design in Process

Cover Design in Process


Yesterday was a culmination of months of work, and it finally feels like we are on the home stretch. I am working with a wonderful company called The Killion Group, Inc. to design my cover. After pouring through thousands of steamy photos of redheads, Kim Killion settled on tender simplicity, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Hopefully by the end of the day I will have something tangible.

A perfect cottage

A perfect cottage


I’ve never thought much about where I’d like to spend my future days writing. But when I saw this picture, I thought this might be a relaxing place. Now if it was just sitting near a body of water.

THUNDER SNOW in final stages

THUNDER SNOW in final stages


During a recent Writer’s Conference in Crested Butte, CO, I had the privilege of meeting and spending time with two wonderful ladies from The Killion Group. Among other things, Kim Killion and Jennifer Jakes are experts at cover design, formatting, editing, and generally getting your book ready for publication. We are embarking on a new and exciting relationship, and within the next few weeks I hope to have the cover complete and the book formatted for print. I’m enjoying the process . . .

THUNDER SNOW Ready for Submission

THUNDER SNOW Ready for Submission


My first novel, THUNDER SNOW, is now finished and will be submitted to agents and publishers over the next few months. Memorable characters and endearing storyline. Stay tuned.

Less than two hours from Denver, Nederland is affectionately thought of as a town where hippies grow old. Serious about its ‘live and let live’ attitude, this tiny town is the perfect hideaway for Jack Franklin to have escaped from the world for the past few years. He is a man with a secret who has become adept at ignoring tourists who trek through his refuge.

His peace and quiet is threatened when Callie Weston, a hotshot young realtor, seeks sanctuary in an enchanting cabin built into the hillside overlooking the water. Trying to elude her own personal demons, Callie retreats, hoping to find solace in this unique, picturesque hamlet.

Soon the locals are calling her Bella Roja and treating her like one of their own – except Jack. The more sparks fly between them, the more determined he is to drive her away. She’s tired of running and won’t back down from her plans of hiding in seclusion for the winter. But the deeper their relationship gets, the more their pasts converge to keep them apart.