Monday, June 08, 2015

Q & A with Kat Martin!!!

Tell us about your newest release.

In Against the Tide, Rafe Brodie is the captain of a small charter fishing boat fleet in tiny Valdez, Alaska.  It's a majestic but harsh and remote place to live.

Fascinated by the new owner of the Pelican Café, Olivia Chandler, Rafe begins to wonder why such a beautiful young woman would want to hide herself away in such a place. 
Rafe is determined to solve the mystery, but when his first mate, young Scotty Ferris, is murdered, Rafe has a far more important mystery to solve. 

Since Scott was Liv's friend, too, she is equally determined to find his killer.  As the clues unfold, Rafe and Liv are drawn into a web of secrets and lies and that lead both of them into danger.
It's a fast-paced action adventure with lots of  passion and romance.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?

I always learn a lot during the research phase.  I'd been to Valdez, so I knew what the town was like.  I knew it was considered one of the most scenic spots in the world.  I didn't know it got almost thirty feet of snow every year!  A harsh place to live, which is why Rafe begins to wonder why a beautiful young woman like Olivia would want there to live.   

Have you ever something that happened in real life give you an idea for a story? 

Absolutely.  I use lots of life experiences in all of my books.  We travel a lot, so there is always fresh fodder for stories.  We were in Alaska two times, each a month long trip cross-country, staying in the back of a pickup camper--plenty of story ideas there  Just being there gave me the idea for Midnight Sun, the first book I wrote set in Alaska.

Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
Not as many as I wish I had.  I love traveling, especially in Europe.  I love fine hotels and gourmet meals.  Living in Montana, we don't get to do those two things very often.  We just bought a UTV, a side-by-side Prowler.  Great fun getting out and exploring the mountains.

Can you tell us about what’s coming up in the next year for you writing wise?
After the Against the Tide, I'm taking readers to Seattle for Rafe's cousin, Ethan Brodie's story.  Ethan is a detective at Brodie Operations Security Services--BOSS, Inc.  We catch up with Nick Brodie, the hero from Against the Sky, and meet Ethan's brother, Luke, and his best friend, Dirk Reynolds.  Lots of hunky guys who need to find just the right woman.  We're tweaking the titles a little.  These three books will be INTO instead of AGAINST.  Into the Fury is the first, out next February.      

How can readers connect with you online?

My webpage has a contact link.  I'm on Facebook  Kat Martin/Author.  Twitter is @katbooks, though I have no idea how Twitter actually works.  Love to hear from my readers and really hope they enjoy Rafe and Liv in Against the Tide.


By Kat Martin
Release date: 5/26/15


Secrets—and safety—melt under a midnight sun…

Liv Chandler is running for her life, and the cops haven’t been able to do a thing to help. But there’s one man who makes her feel safe, no matter what…rugged charter boat captain Rafe Brodie.

To Rafe, Liv is a beautiful mystery, one he can’t ignore. He means to unearth her secrets, and in the process, if luck is on his side, maybe the spark between them will ignite.

But Liv’s past is more dangerous than Rafe could guess, and when his first mate turns up dead, she fears that she’s next. That there’s something else coming she can’t see. That even Rafe and the remote village of Valdez, Alaska can’t protect her forever…

Secrets and Danger Threaten in the Land of the Midnight Sun…
Liv Chandler is running for her life.  She can’t trust anyone, not even the one man who makes her feel saferugged charter boat captain, Rafe Brodie.
Rafe is determined to uncover Liv's secrets,  but the beautiful café owner has a past more dangerous than Rafe can guess.  Something terrible is coming…and even in remote Valdez, Alaska, Rafe can’t protect her forever.
“Martin’s latest novel leaves readers breathless with the absorbing combination of mystery and romance.” —RTBookReviews

“This book is action packed. It has plenty of suspense and I love that the story wasn't just given away. It all evolved into something fabulous. It will have you looking for the other Brodie books.” —Crystal’s Reviews

What are readers saying about AGAINST THE TIDE?
“A sexy romantic thriller I didn't want to stop reading.” —Paige, Mertztown, PA
“Thrilling, suspenseful and keeps you hanging on till the very end! And...delicious romance!” — Misty, Galt, CA
 “This book was a great read!  Characters were intriguing.  Story was easy to get swept away with.” —Elissa, Collegeville, PA
“Awesome book from start to finish. I was hooked right away & couldn't put it down!” —Amy, Las Cruces, NM
“Sexy and Intriguing read. A must read if you love to get caught up in love and romance and danger.” —Kristen, Oklahoma City, OK
“I loved it! Kat martin describes the scenes with such detail it feels as if you're right there in the story. Loved the characters and the whole plot.” —Lisa, Slippery Rock, PA



Twitter: @katbooks

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ISBN: 9781420133868
ISBN-10: 1420133861
ISBN-13: 978-1420133868

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LSUReader said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one. Glad to see Rafe getting his HEA.

PaulaP said...

Enjoyed the Q&A. The book looks great!

Martha Lawson said...

I can't wait to read this one. Her books are all awesome! thanks for the chance.

bn100 said...

nice Q&A