Showing posts with label June Kramin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label June Kramin. Show all posts

October 1, 2015

Top Bloggers Sep 2015 @TriciaSchneider #RLFblog

RLF Gems 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 30 day month. Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order to focus on guests. 
The Top Blogger for September was Rebecca Hunter. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid Silver Books, which won a year of free advertising.

About Rebecca Hunter

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views) There is a tie for third place. Congratulations to each one!
1 Rebecca Hunter
2 Tricia Schneider
3 Luanna  Stewart
3 Victoria Adams
4 Guy Ogan
5 June Kramin

Honorable mention: Pat Henshaw

Top Chatters for the Month

RLF Top Chatter
Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. It goes to the top three people in that category. To win, a guest must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author's).
1 Luanna Stewart
2 Rosanna Leo
3 Milou Koenings

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are: Andrea Cooper, Charlie Cochrane, Daryl Devore, Destiny Booze, Dorothy A. Bell, DP Denman, Faye Hall, Kathy Kulig, Kayelle Allen, Kim Iverson Headlee, Kris Bock, Lucy Felthouse, Marilyn Baron, Mary Dressel, Mary Marvella, Monica La Porta, Rochelle Weber, Sasha Cottman, Trevann Rogers, Willa Edwards

September 9, 2015

I’ve Also Got Your Front, Hailey a new #romance by @junekramin #RLFblog

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

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.

Interview with June Kramin

Why did you write this book?
I Got Your Back, Hailey came as a sort of surprise. When the story took off, I honestly wasn’t exactly sure the role Parker was going to take. I’ll always confess to being a “pantser”. I usually let my characters run the show; they haven’t let me down yet. This one was definitely more along the lines of what I love to read – romantic suspense. Even through my edits, I found myself wondering how they’d get out of their latest mess. When I sent it out for reviews, I got the most amazing e-mails from fans, begging for more. I couldn’t disappoint, so I quickly began working away at the sequel. There is nothing I love more than a good series, and following a favorite author.  I hope to see many more come from this bunch of misfits!
What is your favorite genre to read?
Besides 3 authors, all I’ll read are my friend’s books so that kinda makes me all over the board. I’ll give anything a shot, but I love a good suspense or anything that keeps you wanting to turn the page to see what happens next.  
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Lucas Davenport from John Sandford’s Prey series. Again, I love following a character from book to book. I’ve read him for years and will hate to see it end someday.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
My first release was a time travel romance – Dustin Time. Fans asked for more so I wrote a sequel. I never thought about writing a third but after I was released from my contract and rereleased them, the characters decided they weren’t done with me. I was afraid to say anything in case I didn’t see it through but I’m more than halfway in and still going strong. I do plan on another book in the Hailey series as well – or several. We’ll have to see what they do to me. I still have some early books that I keep saying I’ll go back and beat into shape, but new stories keep getting in the way. I always have a ton of pots on the fire.
Please tell us about your latest book.
I’ve Also Got Your Front, Hailey - Follow up to I’ve Got Your Back, Hailey. (Parker names these things – don’t blame me ;)
With the McMand job behind them, Donny is taking a much needed vacation at one of Parker’s safe houses. After encountering a woman in trouble and trying to help her, he’s injured in the struggle. He’s forced to call for Parker and the rest of the team’s help.
Although the island is normally a peaceful tourist destination, they soon discover that it is run by a drug lord. He’ll stop at nothing, trying to get back what is his – the woman Donny rescued. She fled, afraid for her life, and Donny is determined to get her off the island safely. Falling in love with her only complicates matters more.
They desperately need to get to safety, but Parker just as desperately wants to keep his Mexico retreat in the clear. The sudden appearance of his sister and an old hacker friend they discover in the mix quickly turns this into their most dangerous job yet.

About the Book

Title I’ve Also Got Your Front, Hailey
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author June Kramin
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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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.

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.

Author Social Media

April 1, 2012

RLF Gems - Top Bloggers for Mar 2012

RLF Gems. 
I'm pleased to report the status for March 2012 for the RLF blog. Winners this month topped the highest hits we've had since the blog began. This is in part due to Triberr, which helps deliver blog content to Twitter, and to the various networking apps such as Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, and Google Friend Connect. But the two top reasons for the success of these posts is good content, and the efforts of the guest blogger to share the site with others. For that, I'm grateful.

Here are the top five posts, in order of total hits. Click the link to visit the post.

1. Jason Aaron Baca - Interview

2. Paul Bright - Outlantacon Interview

3. LM Brown - Blogging, a New Form of Self-Imposed Torture

4. Kage Alan - Outlantacon Interview

5. Xavier Axelson - Character Interview (3rd time Xavier has been on the top hit list!)

Not including myself, authors this month (in alphabetical order by first name) were; Aubrie Dionne, Blaine D Arden, Camelia M Skiba, CR Moss, DC McMillen, Dev Bentham, Jane Toombs, JoAnne Kenrick, June Kramin, Lila Munro, Margay Leah Justice, Mary Wilson, Pauline Allan, Perry Martin, Sabrina Pandora, Skye Warren, and Stephanie Burkhart.  
My sincere thanks to each guest who blogged this month. I enjoyed hosting you, and hope you'll come back when you have a new book or other info to share.  Thank you to those who have made RLF a new place to hang out and discover new books and new authors.

March 14, 2012

An Interview with June Kramin @junekramin #thriller

Tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
My last published novel is titled Hunter’s Find. It is a Thriller/Suspense but there are enough romantic elements to keep romance readers satisfied. I’ve had a few readers fighting over Hunter. Sorry, ladies. Mandy could take you. ;)

Helping your prisoner is one thing. Falling in love with her is another all together.
Blurb: Hunt is a small town Sheriff who finds himself in for more than he bargained for when he discovers Mandy beaten and unconscious. After repeated attempts of escaping him, he finds himself now her captive instead. Mandy convinces him she’s after her husband who has kidnapped their daughter and will stop at nothing to find her.
Although his instincts tell him differently, Hunt becomes involved with her and agrees to help. What he doesn’t know is there is no child. Mandy is hiding her involvement with the FBI and the mob, and after revenge. Hunt is in over his head tracking her husband to the isolated cabin and the backlash it causes a year later.
How do you come up with ideas?
If you ever find out, let me know. All of my novels have started from a single idea and I let my characters take it from there. I never outline – I just write. Hunter’s Find started out with a guy walking home from a bar and finding a woman in the bushes. I had no idea the twists it would take.

Would you consider self publishing?
No. I know a lot of people have had great success with it and I’ll never put down anyone that wants to do so, but I always needed to hear someone say, “I have to have this!” I am thrilled to have found the wonderful publishers I have. Even though I’ve learned a ton about editing and publishing, I won’t take that route.

Are your stories plot or character driven?
Character for sure. As I wrote Hunter’s Find, I knew something was up with Amanda, but I didn’t know what. Even as I wrote her saying, “He’ll want nothing to do with me when he knows what I am,” I had no idea what she was. My characters always surprise me. In Dustin Time – I had no idea Dusty could play the piano. Double Mocha – Ellie? You’re a twin? Nice to know. It’s as exciting for me writing my books as I hope it is for someone reading them. I can never wait to see what unfolds next.

What is the craziest thing you did as a kid, and would it ever end up in a book?
More than a few of the crazy things I’ve done have made its way into my books. Growing up on Maui offered a lot of ways to make people wonder if you had a living brain cell. If there was something warned against doing, we did it. Jumping off bridges, being pulled by a jeep around on a tire through a mud bug, swimming through tunnels… if my mother knew half of it, she would have been gray before her time. 

What are some jobs you've done that would end up in a book?
Most of them have and I’m sure more are to come (I’ve had a lot of jobs). Kaitlyn in Dustin Time was a vet. I worked 4 years for vets. Ellie in Double Mocha, Heavy on Your Phone Number was a barista & Bix added computers. Hubby & I owned a cyber cafĂ© for 7 years. Regina in Come and Talk to Me worked for a lumberyard. I did that for 4 years as well. OK, maybe I wasn’t a bad@ss FBI agent like Amanda in Hunter’s Find, but it was still fun to write!

List two authors we would find you reading when taking a break from your own writing.
Kelly Meding and Gini Koch are just a couple of writer friends that have been very successful. I look forward to every book in each series and get to them as soon as humanly possible.

A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Insanity. Not just for breakfast anymore.

What song would best describe your life?
Maybe not song but title for sure: Every day I Write the Books ~ Elvis Costello or
I Wanna Dance With Somebody ~ Whitney Houston

Tell us an embarrassing story that has to do with a pet. 
I have always loved fish tanks. At one point I had 2-55 gal, 2-10 gal & 3-5 gal. After I moved, I never set myself up like that again. I did get a small 2-gal for my daughter when we moved from Maui to MN. Somewhere along the line I lost my touch in cleaning tanks and transferring the fish back into them. Of the sentences you never thought you’d hear yourself holler, I can now cross off: “Hon! Come quick! The fish is stuck to the side of the refrigerator!” 

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with   mushrooms .
I'm always ready for  doing the electric slide.
When I'm alone, I   watch movies no one else likes .
You'd never be able to tell, but     I'm a wee bit of a loon. Okay, you can tell. 
If I had a halo it would be    tarnished 10 ways from Sunday .
If I could    do it all again   I'd   do it all exactly the same .
I can never  sing karaoke  because  I'd hate to clean out the bar .

My Booklist

Dustin Time – A time travel romance
    Book trailer:
Double Mocha, Heavy on Your Phone Number – Romantic suspense
     Voted best romantic suspense of 2011 at LRC
Hunter’s Find – Thriller
Before Happily Ever After – A Middle Grade Fantasy Series

Books Coming Soon

Come and Talk to Me – May 2012
Dustin Time 2 – Dustin’s Turn: Sept. 2012
Hunter’s Find 2 – Amanda’s Return 2012

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Middle Grade Fantasy Series: