By Kat Martin One of the questions people continue to ask me is how I managed to change from writing Historical novels to writing Contemporary Romantic Suspense. I have to say it’s never easy to do. Publishers are not risk takers. They always want to take the safe road. It’s easier for them to sell… Read More
Bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written sixty-eight Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.
Kat Martin is giving away a KINDLE FIRE, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, and the following three books in Kindle format: INTO THE FURY, INTO THE WHIRLWIND and INTO THE FIRESTORM, to CELEBRATE the release of THE CONSPIRACY. Contest runs from January 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019. US Only.
by Kat Martin Since I’m about to make my annual trek from the snow country to my house at the beach, I thought it might be fun to talk about some of my favorite places. Personally, I hate hot weather. Among my personal favorites are the ski slopes of Aspen and the chalet at the… Read More
by Kat Martin Finding the right match for the hero and heroine is one of the toughest and most exciting parts of writing a novel. The hero of INTO THE FIRESTORM is Luke Brodie, one of my strongest, toughest, sexiest heroes. Luke, a former special forces soldier, is a bounty hunter who works at Brodie… Read More
My next book, INTO THE FIRESTORM, book #3 in my BOSS, INC. trilogy, is one of my all-time favorites. In the novel, Luke Brodie is a bounty hunter, a guy who refuses to follow anyone’s rules but his own. With his blue eyes and tall, lean-muscled body, Luke is one of the sexiest men alive… Read More
(But it’s worth it) As an author, sometimes what you think is going to be a great idea for a novel turns into a great big UGH! That’s what happens when the research takes over your life and you have a whole lot more work to do than you had planned. Not that it isn’t… Read More
Behind the Scenes of a Lingerie Fashion Show. One of the fun things about writing is the places your research takes you. In INTO THE FURY, Ethan Brodie, a bodyguard at Brodie Operations Security Services– BOSS,Inc, the guys call it–is hired to protect the models in the La Belle lingerie fashion when they receive threatening… Read More
by Kat Martin In the course of writing more than sixty books, I’ve learned that a character’s name is extremely important. I spend hours pouring over lists of names: American, English, Italian, French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, etc. Months before I start a novel, I begin to work on choosing the right names for my hero… Read More
by Jeanne Devlin Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier.’ — Alfred Lord Tennyson What would the New Year be without the promise of new books — and new series — by your favorite authors? Not a year this reader would want to endure. But fear not,… Read More
Do you hike the woods for your Christmas Tree? Hi Everybody! Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to send you one of my favorite recipes. Living in Montana, we’re lucky to enjoy a white Christmas. Up here, many people cut their own trees, but we learned early on… Read More
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Building a Series
There are many ways to approach building a romance series. Here are a few: Set it in the same location Feature members of a family or organization Intertwine similar themes Lead up to a big finale About a year ago, Harlequin wanted me to start a new series. I had been writing the Harmony Valley… Read More