June 23, 2014

Interview with June Kramin author of I Got Your Back, Hailey @junekramin #RLFblog #suspense

I Got Your Back, Hailey 
Genre: Romantic suspense
Author Name: June Kramin
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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Interview with June Kramin

Why did you write this book?
I only do what the voices in my head tell me to. ;) Honestly, I was in bed one night and a character name popped into my head. Sounds cheesy, but it was Parker Peters. Yup – Spiderman in reverse. I don't know why, but I was determined to write something around that. I was in the middle of another project at the time, but once I started – it just ran itself. It's by far the most action I've written and I loved the way it all fell together. I loved the mystery of Parker. Just like his name came to me with no clue who he was, he was just "there" and I wasn't sure who he would turn into. Hands down, he's my favorite male MC to date!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I like a lot of suspense. I love the "can't wait to turn the page" feeling.
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
For many years now, it has been Lucas Davenport - John Sandford's main character in his Prey series.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
We cancelled TV almost 10 years ago. We're not reality fans and it seemed that's all that was on. We are big movie people, though. We've gotten into a few TV shows that we found on Netflix. Currently we're catching up on Leverage and Castle. With my middle grade books, fun fantasies are also favorite. Once Upon a Time and Grimm are on the list as well.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
Like with my characters running the show, I let my fans bully me. I received an awesome e-mail about someone loving my novel: "Money Didn't Buy Her Love". She was hoping for a sequel so I wrote it. I was glad someone else's mind went where mine had gone with a secondary character. I'm on the last edits then it will be off to my editor. Same for "I Got Your Back, Hailey". My 1st two 5-star reviews mentioned wanting more so I am working on that as well. I love to follow a series. I hope I can keep the intensity up with Hailey and her crew and keep them coming. I do still have a few older novels that are easier romance reads on my laptop and the last few of my middle grade series. Eventually they will need to be beaten into shape and get out there as well. I always have a few pots on the fire.
Please tell us about your latest book.
I Got Your Back, Hailey is full of twists and turns and surprises. Parker and Hailey meet by chance, but he discovers she's who he'd been searching for. They find out that they share a connection to the man that wants her dead. Together they try to find ways to prove his guilt while trying to stay alive.
A jailbreak of some needed muscle, a sassy young pilot, a sexy stewardess, and a computer geek with a Gilligan's Island fetish make up my favorite list of secondary characters ever!
I love our summer road trips. Austin, Texas was last summer's destination for a convention. It made for a great scene here, as well as Las Vegas a few years prior. Hailey's distaste for California traffic stems from my experience a few years back as well. LOL. Guess if I'm going to complete the sequel, I'll need to road trip again. J
When Hailey stumbles upon a backpack full of money on her nightly jog, she is forced to flee the security of her secret identity.
Although the sudden appearance of a man that had been flirting with her earlier seems odd, Hailey accepts Parker's help in getting the heavy bag home. Within moments of arriving, they escape under gunfire. The men it was intended for want it back, and Hailey has now made herself a target.
Safe in a motel room, the two of them discover the truth: although their meeting was an accident, Parker had been involved in the bag's drop and she had been his assignment all along. Now, getting Hailey away safely is Parker's new mission. Together they struggle to put together the pieces of Hailey's past and discover that they have more in common than they thought.
Being on the run, keeping Hailey's family safe, and searching for clues to put away the man that wants her dead are hard enough. Falling in love in the middle of it all was the last thing either one of them expected.


"Exactly what is the plan here?" I asked after another long sip of beer.
"I'm not exactly sure now. The money is definitely not going to do what it was supposed to, and you have no business being involved in all of this."
"Pardon me, but that's your fault."
"Let's not do this again, okay? Are you forgetting I chose you over the money?"
My eyes lowered. "No. I'm really not sure of the etiquette on how many times I'm supposed to thank you for that."
"Let's drop it. What's done is done. I need to figure out what to do from here. How to get back on track and get you somewhere safe."
I walked over to the small refrigerator for another beer. "Parker? Is there a chance I can make a phone call?"
"That depends. You going to try to signal for help?"
"No. I…I think I need to let my mom know I'm okay. She normally calls me on Saturdays for an update. I'm worried she'll think something is wrong if I don't call soon."
"We'll go get you your makeup or whatever you want, and I'll get a new throwaway phone. You can call her from that. No giving away anything about our location."
I was getting tired of all this cloak-and-dagger shit. It was wearing on my last nerve. "Who exactly is following you? What was the money for, Parker? Or Gavin. Whatever your name is! This is no longer funny! You think they'd tap my mother's phone?" I rushed his chair and landed both hands hard on his chest. He grasped my wrists and held them tight as he stood.
"Whoa! Why would you think someone would want you back so bad as to post someone on your mother?"
I shook my arms, trying to get free. "Let me go."
"You going to be civil?"
"Yes. Please let me go."
Too nervous now to return to the chair, I stood and peered out of the crack in the curtain. "I need to know something and I need the truth." I faced him, needing to look into his eyes. The eyes always give it away.
"Fire away." He motioned that I should carry on with a wave of his hand.
"I think I tripped on this money by accident, but I need to know if I was set up."
"You? Set up? Why do you think you were set up? How could I have possibly pulled that off?"
"Things just don't add up. We flee under gunfire…you save me but don't take the money…"
"Back up. What do you know that you think someone would pay a million bucks for?"
"More like kill me for it."


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Author Bio

Wife, Mother, Writer, Lunatic. Not necessarily in that order.
"There is a fine line between genius and crazy... I like to use that line as a jump rope!"
June, who prefers to go by Bug, was born in Philadelphia but moved to Maui, Hawaii when she was four. She met her "Prince Charming" on Kauai and is currently living "Happily Ever After" in a small town in Minnesota.
Her son and daughter are her greatest accomplishments. She takes pride in embarrassing them every chance she gets.
Being hopelessly addicted to 80's music is her super power.

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  1. Thanks for the fun interview & spot on your blog, Kayelle! You rock :)

  2. Good interview and excerpt. Good luck with sales.

  3. If I hadn't already bought this, I would now. I love your romantic suspense. Can't imagine a better hero than Hunter, though :>).

    1. Ohh, Parker gives Hunt a run for his money. It's really a coin toss with these 2! Thanks, Rhea. You're awesome!!!


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