posted on July 6, 2015 by Kat Martin


Silk and Steel(newcover)I love dark heroes.  The moody, brooding, dark-haired, dark-eyed hero of the story.  In SILK AND STEEL, Lucien Montaine, Marquess of Litchfield, is a man born into wealth and power, a man who has it all.  Which often makes him  foul-tempered, arrogant, and difficult.  He is also a man with a deep sense of honor and social conscience.

Over the years, I’ve written a number of dark heroes.  Captain Ethan Sharp in DEVIL’S NECKLACE.  The Earl of Greville in HEARTLESS.  Damien Falon in DEVIL’S PRIZE.  These sullen, temperamental men are a challenge women can’t seem to resist, though it takes a strong, determined heroine to redeem these lost souls.

Dark heroes are among my favorites, including Lucien Montaine.  So heroic and sexy, with secrets and forbidden pasts that make them the strong, dynamic men they are.  Lucien is a hero whose past keeps him from following his heart.  No way will he ever love a woman who has deceived him, as Kathryn Grayson was forced to do in order to escape the insane asylum her uncle has committed her.  Her ruthless uncle is determined to steal her fortune–not matter what it takes.

Lucien is the only man who stands between Kathryn and a life of torture, locked away in an institution.

Kat - Ventura Star (500x350 (150dpi)It’s an emotional story.  I’m proud to say, it was a finalist for the RWA Rita Award for best Historical Romance.  This July, SILK AND STEEL is being re-issued with a brand new, gorgeous cover.

I’m hoping readers will enjoy Lucien Montaine, Marquess of Litchfield, and Lady Kathryn Grayson, the passionate woman who wins his love.

Have a wonderful summer filled with lots of good books.  All best wishes, Kat

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Kat Martin

Kat Martin

Currently living near Missoula, Montana, Kat Martin is the bestselling author of over sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. The New York Times bestselling author of the AGAINST series, before Kat started writing in 1985, she was a real estate broker. During that time, she met her husband, L. J. Martin, also an author with over 33 book-length works. Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. “I love anything old,” Kat says. “I love to travel and especially like to visit the places where my books are set. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It’s fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era.”

To date, Kat has over sixteen million copies of her books in print. She is published in more than twenty foreign countries, including Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, China, Korea, Bulgaria, Russia, England, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Japan and Greece.

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