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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guest post and promotion: KAT MARTIN talks AGAINST THE TIDE!

Author Kat Martin is once again visiting Novel Addiction, this time to promote her newest book AGAINST THE TIDE! Be sure to read all the goodies, and there are buy links at the bottom. Even better, Kat will be providing an excerpt from "Against the Tide" on June 12, 2015!
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At the end of May, AGAINST THE TIDE, the twelfth novel 

in my AGAINST series is being released.  This is the last of 

three books about the rugged Brodie brothers of Alaska.  

Being plot-oriented, I usually work through a story in 

my head then figure out the best place for the story to take 

place.  Sometimes, as happened with the Alaska Trilogy, 


setting was an essential part of the stories before they were 

even conceived.  

The concept for the trilogy began with a month-long trip 

my husband and I took to Alaska--a place that has fascinated 

me since childhood.  Even before we set out, I knew I wanted 

to write an Alaskan trilogy, but had no story concepts until 

we set out on the five thousand mile journey north.  

It was my second long trip, both of which involved 

traveling cross-country, staying in a tiny pickup camper.  

Every day and night spent out in the open filled my head with 

story ideas.  By the time we got home, I had rough outlines 

for three high-action romantic suspense novels about the 

rugged Brodie brothers, Dylan, Nick, and Rafe, and the women 

who loved them.

In AGAINST THE TIDE, Rafe Brodie is the owner of a 

charter boat fishing company in remote Valdez.  Liv Chandler, 

the beautiful new owner of the Pelican Café, has fled to 

Valdez, fearing for her life.  Liv can’t trust anyone, not 

even Rafe, the one man who makes her feel safe. 

Rafe finds Olivia an intriguing mystery.  He's 

determined to uncover her secrets, but the woman has a past 

more dangerous than Rafe can guess.  When murder strikes in 

the tiny town, he begins to believe something terrible is 

coming.  And even in remote Valdez, Alaska, Rafe may not be 

able to protect the woman he loves.

Though I was comfortable writing Alaska from the months 

I spent up there and was familiar with the wildlife and 

mountainous terrain, since I live in Montana, the trip added 

vistas, sounds, smells, and ideas for some of the interesting 

characters who appear in the novels.  

Setting is always important to a story, in some books 

more than in others.  To help me with the different locales, 

I use Google Maps extensively.  They have street maps, street 

cameras, satellite views, terrain maps, and still photos, all 

of which help me see what an area looks like.  What an 

amazing writers' tool! 

Going to the location, of course, is the best way to 

chose a setting.  There are places I couldn't write about 

without having been there.  Alaska was one of them.

Driving all the way from Montana through Canada, over 

the Top of the World road, we took a side trip to Valdez.  It 

was raining there, but the scenery was still spectacular.  

Valdez is the shipping terminal for the great Alaska 

pipeline, which gave me the plot line for AGAINST THE TIDE. 

I try to choose locals that are fun for readers, enhance 

the suspense, and give insight into the characters.  

I hope you enjoy my Alaskan he-man, Rafe Brodie, along 

with the mysterious Olivia Chandler in AGAINST THE TIDE. 

Till then, very best wishes and happy reading, Kat  

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 


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By Kat Martin
Release date: 5/26/15


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…

Secrets and Danger Threaten in the Land of the Midnight Sun…
Liv Chandler is running for her life.  She can’t trust anyone, not even the one man who makes her feel saferugged charter boat captain, Rafe Brodie.
Rafe is determined to uncover Liv's secrets,  but the beautiful café owner has a past more dangerous than Rafe can guess.  Something terrible is coming…and even in remote Valdez, Alaska, Rafe can’t protect her forever.

“Martin’s latest novel leaves readers breathless with the absorbing combination of mystery and romance.” —RTBookReviews

“This book is action packed. It has plenty of suspense and I love that the story wasn't just given away. It all evolved into something fabulous. It will have you looking for the other Brodie books.” —Crystal’s Reviews

What are readers saying about AGAINST THE TIDE?
“A sexy romantic thriller I didn't want to stop reading.” —Paige, Mertztown, PA
“Thrilling, suspenseful and keeps you hanging on till the very end! And...delicious romance!” — Misty, Galt, CA
 “This book was a great read!  Characters were intriguing.  Story was easy to get swept away with.” —Elissa, Collegeville, PA
“Awesome book from start to finish. I was hooked right away & couldn't put it down!” —Amy, Las Cruces, NM
“Sexy and Intriguing read. A must read if you love to get caught up in love and romance and danger.” —Kristen, Oklahoma City, OK
“I loved it! Kat martin describes the scenes with such detail it feels as if you're right there in the story. Loved the characters and the whole plot.” —Lisa, Slippery Rock, PA




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ISBN: 9781420133868
ISBN-10: 1420133861
ISBN-13: 978-1420133868

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