Friday, May 15, 2015

Mermen (The Mermen Trilogy Book 1) - Blog Tour


They’ve got something he wants.

INFAMOUS BACHELOR and SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE ROEN DORAN IS A BASTARD. Yes, he knows it. And no, he doesn’t care. He’s got money and power, and he depends on no one. But when his estranged father dies, willing him a secret island, Roen will come face to face with an even bigger secret: its occupants. And these savage, sea-obsessed warriors are quick to make their position clear: Leave now or die.

There’s only one problem. Nobody tells Roen what to do. Ever. Oh, and one other thing. He’s just met the island’s other new “guest” and something about her brings out his possessive side.

SOLE SHIPWRECK SURVIVOR LIV STRATTON had been adrift at sea for ten grueling days when salvation miraculously appeared: an uncharted island. Only, the deceivingly beautiful men who live there aren’t interested in saving her. No, not at all. Because they somehow believe she is their property, a gift from the ocean to do with as they please. This is not good.

Her only hope? Billionaire Roen Doran, of all people. A man who’s said to care for nothing and no one. But if he’s so heartless, then why is he about to risk everything to help her?


About the Author:

Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she’s not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life…or getting sucked into a juicy novel. 

She hopes that someday, leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

Q&A with Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Why did you want to become an author?

I sort of stumbled on it about four years ago when I rediscovered my love of reading. I just couldn’t get enough of those romance novels! I’m not sure if I just needed a creative outlet to supplement my not-so-creative day job or I just needed an escape from stress, but I literally woke up one day and said, “Hey, I’m going to write a book!” That book ended up being ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH A GOD, which I self-published in 2012 and have sold over 100K copies.

-What would you say to those who are thinking about becoming writers?

The journey needs to be a selfish one, all about you. Yes, that’s right. Me. Me. Me. Say it loud and say it proud. Shamelessly write what you love because it makes you happy and because it enriches your life. If you write for everyone else or to chase fame and fortune, you’ll end up miserable. You can’t please everyone, and the fame and fortune part may never come. But write for the love of it, and you’ll win no matter what.

How did you come up with the idea of Mermen?

I love stories where the unlovable or revolting are turned into something we all can’t help but fall in love with. Example: Who didn’t love Warm Bodies? The dude is a zombie and eats brains, but most of us were probably loving him from the first moment.

And when I wrote the ACCIDENTAL SERIES, I was kind of going after the same thing. Mayan gods are NOT sexy. They just aren’t. But creating a world where that just wasn’t true was so much fun. And my gods aren’t just sexy, they make you laugh.

Anyway, when I decided to tackle another similar “taboo,” I wanted something that would really, really push me. So I chose a species I find hard to get turned on by.

Half-fish men can be pretty, but they’re not sexy! (For me, anyway.) But that was part of the fun!  Reinventing the entire folklore surrounding mermen and mermaids and turning it into something that would turn the mermen-haters into mermen-lovers. 

What or who inspired you to write?

Twilight. Yes, yes. Say anything you like, but when I was younger, I read Anne Rice’s books. School, especially college, destroyed any love of reading I had given the amount of time I spent with my head buried in a book. Grad school only deepened my hatred of all things paper. But one day, my son MADE me go see Twilight. That reminded me of the stories I used to love. I then started reading Charlaine Harris and everything else Paranormal I could get my hands on. Then that fateful day in came when I woke up and said…”Dang, I want to write a book! But my vampires will be dorky, and my heroines will be real women who are quirky and weird and know it. My gods will be sexy and dysfunctional and need humans to help them grow. How fun!” 

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