This Friday my special guest is author Kari Lemor. Kari is in the middle of a wonderful road trip (I’m so jealous). Her last posting was from the Florida Keys. What a great time of the year to be in the southern (way southern) U.S. It sure beats our northern east coast weather.
A Note From Kari
One question I always get asked is how do you get ideas for all your books. (Okay I’ve only got three out now but there are another thirty sitting in my head … and Pinterest board). The answer isn’t so simple.
For Running Target, there’s a kind of strange story behind why I wrote it. But I must go back a ways to explain. I never liked writing much until some online friends convinced me I should put some of the stories I had in my head down on paper (screen). You have to understand these stories were fan fiction. Yes, that’s where I first learned to hone my craft. But it was safe and fun and very rewarding when thousands of people read and commented on my work. So when I decided to start some original fiction, I looked back at the scenes that had been most well received. There was one where every commenter said I made them cry. THAT! I wanted that in a book. So I took the main emotional theme of the scene and wrangled a situation where I could get that kind of emotional angst again. Totally different story but similar scene. Thus Running Target was born.
About the Book
An innocent in the crossfire . . .
FBI agent Jack Holland broke every rule in the book falling for the girlfriend of Angelo Cabrini, son of a New Jersey mob boss. But even if Callie Lansing’s relationship to Angelo was actually a cover and her heart was free, her relationship with Jack put both of their lives at risk. Nothing, though, could make Jack regret the liaison that led to the birth of their son, Jonathan.
After Angelo discovered Callie’s pregnancy, he went after Jack and wound up dead. Now Jack is on the run with a target on his back. The only thing keeping Callie and Jonathan safe is the mob boss’s belief that the baby is his grandchild. But if Victor Cabrini discovers the truth before Jack can put him behind bars, it could mean death for his sweet covert family. . . .
Running Target is available on Amazon.
Read an Excerpt
Indecision warred in his head as he stared at the sleeping boy. Who was cruel enough to poison a two-year old child? If Cabrini didn’t think Jonathan was his grandson, he’d say maybe the crime boss had done it. That piece of scum was capable of almost anything. Unfortunately, most of it they couldn’t prove. But had someone done it who worked for Cabrini, without the mobster’s knowledge? Trying to get in good with the head man by bringing in the guy who’d killed his son?
“Do you think it might have been in the juice box?” Callie’s voice brought him back to the present. “How would it get in there? And why were none of the other juice boxes affected?”
It would be easy enough to tamper with the box using a syringe and make it look like nothing had been touched. He doubted Callie had examined the box too closely before letting Jonathan drink it. Should he tell her his suspicions or keep quiet? If she knew, she could be more vigilant, but she could also become paranoid about every little thing. And she might even ask him to stay away from Jonathan completely. That was probably the right thing to do but how could he protect them if he couldn’t come near?
About the Author
Kari Lemor has always been a voracious reader. One of those kids who had the book under the covers or under the desk at school. Even now she has been known to stay up until the wee hours finishing a good book. Romance has always been her favorite, stories of people fighting through conflict to reach their happily ever after.
Now that her kids are all grown and have moved out, she uses her spare time to create character driven stories of love and hope, often with a splash of danger. She lives with her husband in a small town in New England dreaming of warmer weather. But only if it’s near the ocean.
Her romantic suspense series, Love on the Line, is about ex-military men who have bonded close as brothers, and the feisty women who love them.
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Kari today. Please come back again next week for authors, books, and giveaways courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions. And, then again, next Friday for another Friday Friends feature.