Friday, November 15, 2019

SHADOWS AT DAWN by Kat Martin!

Shadows at Dawn

Don’t miss this scorching novella, part of what Publishers Weekly is calling Kat Martin’s “tantalizing” new Maximum Security series!

Private detective Jaxon Ryker swore to himself he would keep his hands off Mindy Stewart. No matter how much Jax might secretly wish otherwise, his colleague at The Max is strictly off-limits. But when Mindy is the victim of an attempted kidnapping, everything changes. With both of them thrust into danger, Jax swears to protect her. As they work together in search of answers, it becomes clear Mindy’s life is on the line, so a trap is set—with Mindy as bait. Jax and Mindy have to put aside their overwhelming attraction, but if they live through this, all bets are off…

“Martin keeps the twists and turns coming in the sensuous and spirited Maximum Security romantic thrillers.” —Publishers Weekly


One of the great myths about writing is that it gets easier over time.  As the author of more than seventy novels, I can tell you it just gets harder.  Perhaps because with each new book you demand more of yourself.
Sentence variety and paragraph construction become easier, grammar and spelling, the basics of writing all become second nature.  But penning the actual novel?  Not so much.  You have to come up with a different plot, make each of your characters stand out in some special way, try to give the readers something you haven’t given them before.
 In the novella, SHADOWS AT DAWN, Jaxon Ryker, a former Navy SEAL, now a detective at Maximum Security, was definitely hero material, but at the same time, he was different, kind of soft-spoken, not arrogant, just a really nice guy.  Unless you pissed him off. 
Turns out Jax had a protective streak a mile wide and the sweet little receptionist at The Max was his weakness.  When Jax happens upon three men attacking Mindy in the parking lot, his hero instincts kick in--big time.
Jax is convinced the attack isn’t random and that Mindy still isn’t safe.  And no way is Jax letting anything happen to her.
I hope you’ll watch for SHADOWS AT DAWN and that you enjoy it.  If you like Jax and Mindy, you can find them again in my latest novel, THE DECEPTION, and also THE CONSPIRACY.  Till next time, all best and happy reading.  Kat  

Barnes & Noble
"It’s a quick, easy to read, entertaining, action packed read and is just as amazing as the other books in the series!"
"Mystery, suspense, thrills and chills with a whole lot of action!"
"This story is a cute, sweet and steamy romance full of suspense, excitement and unexpected twists that keep readers hanging on to the edge of their seat."