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Kat Martin Giveaway Winner

And the winner of a signed copy of AGAINST THE ODDS by Kat Martin is…

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Chris Bails!

Congratulations! To claim your prize, please email us your U.S. mailing address within 10 days.

Tomorrow I’ll announce the winner of signed copies of the first three Black Knights Inc. books by Julie Ann Walker.  It’s not too late–leave a comment here before 9PM EST tonight to be entered in the drawing.

Kat Martin talks about AGAINST THE ODDS and mining for stories

Kat---Ventura-Star-(275by20I’ve been a Kat Martin fan since I first picked up NOTHING BUT VELVET in 1997.  Her historicals always had a well-crafted suspense element, which must have made it natural for her to switch to writing contemporary romantic suspense.  If you’ve never read one of her suspense novels, you are in for a sexy, fun, thrilling treat!  As a long-time fan, I’m delighted to host Kat on the blog today.

Kat is giving an autographed copy of AGAINST THE ODDS to only lucky commenter.

MINING FOR STORIES

by Kat Martin

Odds-Cover-(300by450)All year long I am searching for a new and interesting story.  Each year, they seem more elusive.  Tomorrow, AGAINST THE ODDS, the seventh book in my Against Series that started with AGAINST THE WIND, will be released.  As I began to conceive the story, I knew that Alex Justice and Sabrina Eckhart would be thrown together in a tale of greed and murder, but I wasn’t exactly certain how the story would play out.

Or who would be the villain!

I first met Sabrina and Alex in AGAINST THE SUN, where they showed up as friends of Jake Cantrell and Sage Dumont, the woman Jake was hired to protect.

I liked Alex and Sabrina right away, but it wasn’t until SUN was well underway that I realized Sabrina and Alex just had to have their own book.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to put them together, but little by little, a plot began to unfold in my head.

Even half way through, I was still finding my way, trying to figure out who the real bad guy was.

I was particularly happy to be able to write both Alex Justice and Ben Slocum’s stories (Ben’s is AGAINST THE EDGE, book eight of the Against series), since I fell in love with them as I was writing AGAINST THE SUN.

As AGAINST THE ODDS begins, Sabrina receives an inheritance from her uncle–an abandoned silver mine in the West Texas desert.  Running out of money, Rina is determined to find the mine and make it productive, even if it means putting up with the cocky jet jockey she is determined to dislike but finds ridiculously attractive.

G.Q. handsome and obscenely wealthy, Alex is a private investigator and an ex-Navy pilot.  Alex is just the man she needs to fly her safely into the desert in search of her late uncle’s property.  It’s a sexy tale of survival, murder, betrayal, and intrigue that kept me writing long after I should have been done for the day.

I hope you’ll watch for Alex and Sabrina in AGAINST THE ODDS, out in time for Christmas on December 18.

Have a wonderful holiday,

Kat

P.S.  What gifts will you be shopping for this Christmas?

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Leave a comment for Kat and you’ll have a chance to win a signed copy of AGAINST THE ODDS!  Check back on Wednesday to see if you are our winner.  Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address and contact us within ten days to claim the prize.

Thursday Winner!

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YOU WIN A COPY OF STACY GREEN’S NOVEL:

INTO THE DARK

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And a special thank you to all the K&T readers who commented on Tuesday!

Next Week we have TWO exciting blogs hosted by Rachel Grant. What does that mean for you? Double the chance of winning HUGE GIVEAWAYS! Pay attention to the days of interviews/prizes!

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Monday, Dec. 17th
Kat Martin is guest blogging.  She will give away a signed copy of AGAINST THE ODDS to one lucky commenter!
Winner to be announced on Wednesday, Dec 19th.
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Tuesday, Dec. 18th
Rachel interviews Julie Ann Walker.  Julie will give one lucky winner signed copies of the first three Black Knights Inc. books,  HELL ON WHEELS,  IN RIDES TROUBLE,  REV IT UP.
Winner to be announced on Thursday, Dec 20th.
See you all next week!
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