SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH KAT MARTIN
Kat Martin is a New York Times best-selling author and universal fan favorite. Her darkly sensual historical and contemporary heroes make her romances hot, Hot, HOT! With so many books coming out, where does she find the inspiration and time to write? Her current focus has been on her thrilling suspense novels in her BOSS Inc. series. This series focuses on the men of Brodie Operations Security Service. How they catch the bad guy and keep their women satisfied. Oh, yeah!
I couldn't wait to ask her how many more books she intends to write. Plus quiz her about her newest, Into the Whirlwind, which is due to com out this May!
1) What drives your love for writing romance?
I’ve always been a romantic person. I love reading any sort of romantic story. I love the challenge of finding two people exactly right for each other.
2) You started writing historical romances and moved to contemporary romantic suspense. What attracts you to writing contemporary suspense in particular? Is it hard to constantly think of new villains an mysteries?
I love romance, but I also love high action novels and movies and solving puzzles. After writing forty Historicals, I was ready for a change. Put action, intrigue and romance together and you have a romantic suspense. It just seemed a natural fit.
3) How did you come up with your heroes the Brodies? Did you base them on men you have known?
I live in Montana. I am around men constantly and very few women. Last week we went hunting---not me! But I went along with a big group of men. After so many years, I’m actually more comfortable with males than females most of the time. Though I didn’t base the Brodies on real guys, I kind of know how they think. I usually start with a hero and find the right woman for him.
4) I noticed that your series seem to tie up in a trilogy. Will you only have three BOSS novels or will there be a spin of?!
I was hoping to do more BOSS, Inc, but I had an idea for a Texas trilogy and my publisher wanted me to do it. So after BOSS, Inc. I’m in Texas for three books then I may return to Seattle or go back to Alaska for three.
5) Can you tell us how you conceived of the idea for the BOSS series?
I never know where my ideas come from, at least not the original kernel of the idea. I spend hours fleshing them out, but the little niggle just somehow gets into my head. So I sent Nick Brodie to Seattle to work with his cousin Ian at BOSS Inc. It was just natural that Ethan and Luke had to have stories. Dirk Reynolds was a bonus. INTO THE WHIRLWIND, book #2 of the trilogy, turned out to be one of my favorites.
6) In your popular Brodies of Alaska series you wrote about tough and sexy brothers. Do you think you will do a series about strong sisters in the Brodie clan?
As I said, I prefer starting with men. Once I know the male character, I can find the woman who fits him and also helps tell the story I am trying to tell.
7) Into the Whirlwind is sure to be one thrilling novel. Can you tell us about Dirk, the hero, Into the Whirlwind?
I love Dirk Reynolds. He is just so tough and at the same time so sweet. Not usual for an alpha hero. Dirk wasn’t supposed to get his own book but at the end of INTO THE FURY, he and Meg break up and they were both so broken hearted I just had to fix things for them! I had to give them a happy ending. So Dirk got his own book and it’s one of my personal favs.
8) I really like that your heroine Meg O'Brien is a mother who has a son. Wasn't she was featured in an earlier book in the series? Did you always plan for her to have her own story?
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She was Valentine Hart’s best friend in INTO THE FURY. She and Dirk had a very brief affaire, but Meg believed she had to end it because she didn’t believe Dirk--a guy with a sexy tattoo who rides a Harley, could be a father to her 3 year old son. I’m happy to say she finds out in INTO THE WHIRLWIND that she has underestimated Dirk.
9) I know you love to travel. You wrote the Brodies of Alaska and based your heroes in that dramatic state. Will you do another series set in another place you love? What place would you enjoy writing about?
Texas is a place that has a certain mystique. That’s where I’m heading after BOSS, Inc. The hero of my first book, BEYOND REASON, is multi-millionaire, Lincoln Cain, six-foot five inches, two hundred twenty pounds of gorgeous male. Carly Drake, who has inherited her grandfather’s trucking company, a woman determined to make it in a man’s world, is Cain’s nemesis. It’s a high action, romantic thriller I’m hoping readers will enjoy.
10) What exciting books do you have in the works? Can you tell us about them? Please?!
Since I told you about BEYOND REASON, I’ll tell you about my next BOSS Inc novel, INTO THE FIRESTORM. This is Luke Brodie’s story--one of my all-time favorite heroes and one of my all-time favorite books! Luke is a bounty hunter. He’ll collect a huge reward if he brings in international criminal, Rudy Vance.
But Emma Sullivan is also hunting Vance. It’s been a year since she found her housekeeper dead and her young niece the victim of Vance’s sick assault. Emma is determined to find Vance and no one--not even the infamous blue-eyed, super sexy Luke Brodie is going to stop her..
I really want to thank you so much for honoring us in this interview. It is always pleasure having such a fan favorite here!
Thanks so much for having me, Steph. Hope you have a wonderful summer and that readers will look for INTO THE WHIRLWIND and INTO THE FIRESTORM. Love ya, Kat
Interviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
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Into The Whirlwind -May 31st, 2016 A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a private investigator, no one can handle the heat like the men of BOSS, Inc. Megan O'Brien is at her wit's end. Her three-year-old son has been kidnapped. No police, says the ransom demand. Fearing for her son's life, Meg has no choice but to turn to her former bodyguard, Dirk Reynolds.
Dirk's never forgiven Meg for the way she left him after their brief affair. But with bounty hunter Luke Brodie on his side, Dirk knows he's got to help Meg rescue her son.
The few clues they've gathered send them spiraling into a murky world of high-stakes gambling and international crime. Meg may be way out of her depths, but she's seeing a side of Dirk she never suspected–one no woman could possibly resist.
Into The Fury -Jan 26th, 2016
A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a P.I.—the men of Brodie Operations Security Service, In. are down for the job…
Sinners, whores, and sluts beware—your time is at hand: a faceless menace is threatening lingerie models on a cross country tour, and Ethan Brodie is there to defend and protect.
Ethan’s learned the hard way that beauty is no substitute for character. So even though Valentine Hart is one of the most breathtaking women he’s ever seen, he’s keeping his hands off and his eyes open. Or that’s what he tells himself.
Then one of the models is murdered, and the closer Ethan gets to the answers, the closer he finds himself to Valentine—and the hotter the pressure feels. There’s more to Val—more to the other girls—than he could have guessed. But one is keeping a secret that could kill them all.
Against the Tide - May 27th, 2015
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…
Against the Sky -Jan. 27th. 2015
In America's last wilderness there are no limits to what a man can do.
For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he's seen, he's definitely in need of a break.
Samantha Hollis never thought she'd meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be anything more than a one-night stand?
When Nick invites her to Alaska, Samantha decides to find out, never guessing the depths she'll discover in him or the tangle of murder, kidnapping, and danger about to engulf them both. .
Against the Wild -May 27th, 2014
Where the men are as bold and untamed as America's last wilderness
It's been three years since Lane Bishop tragically lost her fiancé, and she's finally ready to risk her heart on someone else. The hot look in Dylan Brodie's eyes says he's going to be that man.
But when Lane flies to the remote 1930's fishing lodge to help him renovate, she discovers a little girl who won't speak, eerie legends and strange sounds in the night. And when she investigates the history of the lodge, she uncovers a legacy of injustice and murder.
As danger stalks his daughter and the woman he is coming to love, Dylan must risk everything to uncover the shocking truth.
Against the Heart -novella Jan. 12th, 2014
Some Women Find Trouble Wherever They Go.
Some Are Lucky Enough To Find A Man Tough Enough To Handle It.
When Meriwether Jones takes her four-year-old daughter and runs from trouble in L.A., that trouble follows. By the time Meri reaches rural Spokane, she’s out of gas, out of money, and out of ideas.
Ian Brodie has troubles of his own. His father is the shell of the man he once was, lonely, bitter and determined to stay that way--even after Ian, an ex-cop, now the owner of Brodie Security in Seattle, shows up to help him get his farmhouse clean and his life back in order.
Hiring Meriwether Jones to help seems the answer to Ian’s prayers. But Meri is keeping a dangerous secret, one that poses a threat to all of them.
As Ian delves deeper, the danger increases.
But the biggest threat he faces is losing his heart to Meriwether Jones and her sweet little girl.