Continuing on with our New England Author Week, today Notes From a Romantic’s Heart would like to welcome author Kari Lemor. Kari was gracious enough to answer a few of our prying questions …
Q1: If you could become any one of your book’s characters, who would it be and why?
Heather Silva from Fatal Evidence because she grew up well off and she’s the one who has the least problems of all my heroines (so far). And she’s a real estate agent and I’d love to go looking through all sorts of houses.
Q2: What do you consider to be the central plot of your story?
In Fatal Evidence we see Scott and Heather, who had been secondary characters in the previous book, Running Target. Here they go into business together to get a building project off the ground, though each of them has their own ideas of how they want to run things. But when accidents start to happen and danger lurks around every corner, they realize they need to work as a team or be the next victims of a murderer.
Q3: When did you know you were destined to be a writer?
Really, only a few years ago. I’ve always been a voracious reader but it’s been less than ten years since I first tried writing and only a few since I actually tried writing an original novel. I actually hated writing when I was in school. But then no one ever asked me to make up characters and put them in danger while they were falling in love.
Speed Round (just to get to know you better):
- Coffee, tea, or other? Iced tea
- Music preference? Modern Country
- Favorite movie? Frequency
- Dog, cat, or other? I don’t have either but I like both.
- Favorite author? Janet Dailey
About the Book
What you don’t know can get you killed . . .
Construction company owner Scott Holland doesn’t go looking for trouble, but he’s just stumbled on plenty. The rundown mill he’s bought is plagued with mysterious incidents, and his investment partner, heiress Heather Silva, is as stubborn as she is intriguing. Dumped by his ex because of his blue-collar job, Scott is wary of Heather’s privileged background. Yet he’s drawn to her independence and strength, especially as the “accidents” grow more terrifying.
Determined to succeed without anyone’s help—especially her wealthy parents—Heather clashes with Scott again and again. But a grisly discovery makes them both targets. Someone wants Heather and Scott silenced for good. And as a killer closes in, the only option is to trust each other—or become the next victims…
Read an Excerpt
“Did you meet with that guy?”
“Yeah. The building was used for stolen goods. No idea why anyone would want to kill for it, though.”
Disappointment seeped through her. “So it was a dead end? Damn.”
“Actually no, he gave us the name of someone who was responsible for the warehouse for a while. We paid him a visit with a few questions.”
“And…?” Scooting on to her knees, she faced him. “You can’t stop there.”
“What? You don’t like a little teasing?”
“You want teasing, do you?” Slipping her hand down to his leg, she skimmed it up and over his now growing arousal.
“You’re insatiable. The guy we saw told us the same as Pascucci. It was used for stolen goods. But he also said they were told in no uncertain terms to stay out of the basement.”
“The basement? Have you checked it out yet?”
Shrugging, he said, “I took a quick look when we got back yesterday, but there’s so much debris and trash down there I couldn’t see anything out of the ordinary. I didn’t want to leave you alone too long.”
“Don’t you be using me as an excuse. We need to figure out what the hell is going on.”
“I agree,” he said and pushed her back on the couch his face inches from hers. “So, princess, feel like going dumpster diving with me tomorrow?”
He pressed a kiss to her nose. “It’s a date.”
Pulling his head closer, she replied, “Oh, Scott, you always take me to the nicest places.”
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About the Series
Love on the Line –
Ex-military men who served together, bonding close as brothers. Even though their lives go in different direction, the bond they forged can never be broken. Danger’s in their blood. Missions may change, but with the women they love at their sides, these men are strong enough for any new challenge.
About the Author
Kari Lemor grew up as one of those kids who read all night under the covers. Once she had her first glimpse of a romance novel at age 12, it was all over. Romance was in her blood. It would be many years before the stories that ran rampant in her head finally drove her to put words to paper, though.
She wrote self-indulgently for the first few years and only recently began penning stories to share with others. She still writes stories that are self-indulgent but hopes others might get some enjoyment from them too. Now that her kids are all grown and have moved out, she uses her spare time to create stories of love and happily ever after romances. She lives with her husband in a small town in New England dreaming of warmer weather. But only if it’s near the ocean.
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It’s been my pleasure to continue the New England Author feature with Kari today. Please come back again on Friday to learn more about author Marianne Rice.
In the meantime, stay happy, stay healthy, stay well read.