--Cathrina Constantine, author Don't Forget to Breathe 5/5 stars
From the Author
Q: What was your path to getting this book written and published? What type of research did you do?
A: HUNTED BY THE PAST holds a special spot for me. It was my fourth book written, and the first in a second series - Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, the be exact. Unlike my Urban Fantasy series (The Kyn Kronicles), HUNTED proved a bit more of a challenge. Although the series centers around ex-military psychics, no demons (real, physical ones), werewolves or other creatures who go bump in the night, exist in this world. Instead, my characters have to face the demons of their past, the nightmares they've survived, and navigate the ravages of life. Because of this and the military background, research became a necessity. So much so I turned research into family time. The whole gang went to the shooting range. Not only did I get an up close and personal experience in handling various guns, but my boys thought it was cool. Not so sure if I suggested a HALO jump, they'd be as enthusiastic, though.
Q: Where did the idea for your story come from?
A: I've always been fascinated by the arena of psychic abilities, plus I may have a teeny-tiny bit of a conspiracy theorist residing in a small dark corner. I also read a great deal outside of fiction, and one particular book, THE SEARCH FOR THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE by John D. Marks, which follows the history of behavioral science and the CIA, helped sparked the idea. After finishing that book, I moved on to THE PSYCHOPATH NEXT DOOR. Um, yeah, my research library of non-fiction titles would be scary to an outsider.
Q: Why will readers identify with Cyn and Kayden?
A: Cyn is self-reliant, something everyone can connect to. Sometimes, she is too much so, but no matter what or how difficult, she sees things through. It's a quality I've always admired about survivors, and Cyn's a survivor. Kayden's a persistent bugger. He doesn't give up, not on anything or anyone, nor does he allow those he love to shy away from the hard stuff. While frustrating at times, its a quality I hope readers will fall in love with. Especially since Cyn is such a guarded, stubborn woman. Happiness is something that happens when earn it, and for Kayden and Cyn, it's no different.
PSY-IV TEAMS Series Order - ongoing:
Other ongoing series by Jami:
KYN KRONICLES Series Order - Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
FATE'S VULTURES Series Order - Post-Apocalyptic Romantic Suspense