Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Interview: KAT MARTIN author of BEYOND REASON!

Today I get the pleasure of interviewing author Kat Martin. Kat is talking about her newest release, Beyond Reason, which you can find more about below - and be sure to check out all the great social media and buy links!


How long does it take you to write each book?
It takes me a full six months to write a novel.  Even if I finish in five, I have to go back and rewrite and polish. 

Where do you get the inspiration for your books?
I find story ideas everywhere.  TV shows, books, movies, newspapers.  Traveling is great, stories other people tell you.  You just need a kernel of an idea and they you are off and running. 

Did you learn anything new/cool when writing your newest release?
I learned a lot about the trucking industry.  I went to a truck driving school and the guys gave me a lesson.  One of my favorite scenes in the book is actual story one of the drivers told me. 

What is one book that changed your life, and how?
My first book, Magnificent Passage, was life changing.  Once I started writing it, I couldn’t stop.  I became completely compulsive.  I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  I felt as if I had finally found my calling.

Are there any people you know in real life that are just like your characters? Did you base any characters on people you know?
I think character traits pop up from people I know.  I’ve never met anyone like Lincoln Cain nor do I think I ever will.   But being observant of people definitely helps in writing a novel.

What is the most challenging part of the writing process for you?
Description is really hard for me, which is one of the reasons I don’t write a lot of it.  I like writing sex scenes but it can be challenging to keep them unique and important to the story line. 

Which character in your book would you get along with the best? Which the least?
I would definitely get along with Linc from a male-female perspective.  The guy is a flat-out hunk.  No idea why, but heroes are easier for me to write generally than heroines.

When writing, do you like music or silence?
Total silence for me.  I like to be completely immersed in the scenes of the novel.

How important are covers to you as an author? What about as a reader?
A good cover is crucial.  It can make or break the success of a book.  Unfortunately, bad cover get out there and its hard to get publishers to change them.    As a reader, I tend to read by author or review so I will pick up a book with a bad cover.

What would your main character have to say about you as a person?
I have no idea.   I don’t think he or she would give a fat rat’s ass about me as an author.  I think they would be busy living their lives.  Authors are pretty much invisible, and should be.

Social media contact information.
Personal web page: http://www.katmartin.com/

Hope you will all watch for Beyond Reason and that you enjoy!  Kat

She’s determined to be successful--no matter
who tries to stop her

Someone is willing to kill for control of Drake Trucking, a well-respected firm now run by a woman named Carly Drake.  Big money is involved.  And very big danger.
Multi-millionaire Lincoln Cain is determined to keep the promise he made her grandfather, the man who helped him change his life after he got out of prison.  Cain has vowed to protect Carly, no matter what it takes.
Unfortunately, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close--and fight like crazy.


 Visit Kat's website!

To CELEBRATE the release of BEYOND REASON, enter my new contest for a chance to win a KINDLE FIRE 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB and a Kindle copy of AGAINST THE WILDAGAINST THE SKY and AGAINST THE TIDEContest runs from May 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.
For May, Kat Martin is giving away to FIVE winners an audio edition of one of her AGAINST series books, plus a copy of INTO THE FIRESTORM.

Get your copy of Beyond Reason!

Find Kat online!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katmartinauthor

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. Her last novel, INTO THE FIRESTORM, took the #7 spot on the New York Times Bestseller list.  This will be the 15th novel in a row to be included on that prestigious list.  Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

Huge thanks to Kat Martin for visiting! Be sure to check out Beyond Reason - Kat is a fantastic author as well as an awesome person. 

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

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