Guest Blog, "Roughing It In Alaska"
I can’t speak for other authors, but after sixty books, including AGAINST THE WILD, being released May 27th, I’m always trying to come up with new story concepts. Which is the reason, when I get an opportunity to travel, I jump right in.
Usually, however, I prefer a luxury hotel to the tiny quarters of a pick-up camper. Still, when my husband--always up for an outdoor adventure--wanted to go for a month-long road trip to
I said yes. (This year one of my
resolutions is to say yes more often).
We took the entire month of August for our journey with two other camper-couples--
is a really big place. And it was
amazing, magnificent vistas that stretch for hundreds of miles, dangerous wild animals,
rugged mountains and rushing streams. It
was the second trip for us into the far North Country,
the first of which resulted in the novel, MIDNIGHT SUN, a Romantic Suspense,
first of the Sinclair sister’s trilogy. I’ve
been in love with Alaska
Having just moved to Kensington Publishing, I began to think
Alaska might make
the perfect setting for the three books I’d been wanting to write about the
Brodie brothers, rugged, outdoor hunks, and the women who win their hearts.
The idea first came to me as I wrote Ty Brodie’s story, AGAINST THE MARK. When Ty’s cousin, Dylan, appeared straight out of the wilds of
Alaska, I knew he had to have a story of his
Dylan is the owner of a remote fishing lodge built in the thirties, a big, rambling structure along the
Northwest Passage. His dream is to remodel the old lodge and
give guests a taste of Alaska,
but he needs help with the interior. Dylan
knows exactly the lady he wants to hire.
Lane Bishop is a successful
interior designer, a woman Dylan met when he traveled to L.A. to buy a plane. Lane has a secret yen to experience the wild
beauty of Alaska,
and Dylan’s offer is too tempting to resist.
Add to that, she wants to explore the attraction she felt for Dylan when
she met him in L.A.
Trouble begins when she arrives at
and discovers that as beautiful the old lodge is, there is something eerie
about it. Dylan isn’t happy when Lane
turns up legends of murder and rumors of hauntings. Eagle Bay
Are ghosts real? Or has trouble followed Lane all the way to
I hope you all get a chance to go on an adventure like mine in the ruggedly beautiful
Alaska. And that you’ll watch for Dylan Brodie in
AGAINST THE WILD, followed by his brothers’ stories, Nick, in AGAINST THE SKY,
and Rafe, in AGAINST THE TIDE. Till
then, all best wishes and happy reading.
About the Book:
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.
Dylan Brodie is the new owner of an old fishing lodge in remote Eagle Bay, Alaska, a place he intends to rebuild as a home for himself and his eight-year old daughter. Unfortunately, the crew working on the lodge are beginning to believe the old place is haunted. So does the sexy, redheaded interior designer, Lane Bishop, that Dylan has hired to help him with the extensive remodel. But is the haunting real? Or is it something even more sinister?
When Lane and Dylan work to solve the mystery, they discover a legacy of injustice and murder. With danger stalking their every move, Dylan must risk everything to save Lane and his daughter and uncover the truth--before it’s too late.
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A HUGE thanks to Kat Martin for providing us with all this amazing teaser material. I am definitely fascinated with Alaska, and I cannot wait to check this one out! Be on the look out for Against the Wild by Kat Martin, in stores May 27th!
~!~ Amanda ~!~
~!~ Amanda ~!~