My favorite places!


Since my latest book, AGAINST THE TIDE, is set in Valdez, Alaska, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, I thought it might be fun to talk about my favorite places.

Personally, I hate hot weather. This year, while other people are flying off to the Caribbean, my hubby and I will be traveling through the Baltic, spending time in Sweden and Norway, nice cool weather there.

Among my personal favorite places, I love the ski slopes of Aspen and the old historic town. Or the top of the hill at Mammoth Mountain in California.

Yummy days of cold and sunshine and crystal clear blue skies.
I don’t like heat but I do love the sun. We usually travel in the spring. A favorite sunny day happened to me in Rome a few years back when we stood in the bright rays next to the beautiful Trevi Fountain. And of course you can’t beat walking in the sun on the Left Bank in Paris.

Closer to home, Montana has some places I love to visit. Yellowstone and Glacier parks, Big Fork on the Flathead Lake. Today I’m working in my office, looking at the lush green pastures outside my windows toward the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Big sky country is a major winner when the sun is shining and the clear blue sky seems to go on forever.

Alaska is another of my most favorite places. A day on waters of Prince William Sound can be spectacular. In AGAINST THE TIDE, Rafe Brodie is the captain of a charter fishing boat fleet in tiny Valdez. It’s a majestic, but harsh and remote. Fascinated by the new owner of the Pelican Café, Olivia Chandler, Rafe begins to wonder why such a beautiful young woman would want to hide herself away in such a place.
He’s determined to solve the mystery, but when his first mate, young Scotty Ferris, is murdered, Rafe has a far more important mystery to solve.
Scott was Liv’s friend, too, and she is equally determined to find his killer. As the clues unfold, Rafe and Liv are drawn into a web of secrets and lies and that lead both of them into danger.

AGAINST THE TIDE, set in one of my favorite places, turned out to be one of my all-time favorite books. I hope you’ll watch for it and that you enjoy. And if you haven’t read AGAINST THE SKY AND AGAINST THE WILD, I hope you’ll watch for them, too.

Warmest wishes and happy reading, Kat

Oh, gosh, Ms Martin! What wonderful sounding places to visit. I would love to visit Alaska, Paris, of course, and who wouldn’t love to go on a cruise?

Thank you for stopping by today and visiting with us and our readers!


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 safe—rugged 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



Against-the-Tide(300x500)(1)AGAINST THE TIDE by Kat Martin is an exciting Romantic Suspense. Set in  Valdez, Alaska. #3 in the “Brodies of Alaska” series, but can be read as a stand alone.  While, each title is a stand alone, this is the story of three brothers and the women they would defend with their lives, if necessary.

This is  Liv Chandler and Rafe Brodie‘s story.

Filled with secrets, danger, love, mystery and romance. Sexy, intriguing, thrilling, and suspenseful, with enticing characters and an exciting storyline.  I have loved Ms. Martin’s stories for years. She draws the reader into her stories and holds them in awe. Another well written, but complex story . Fans of Romantic Suspense will find that is Ms.Martin is an amazing storyteller. Another hit for Ms. Martin.  An enjoyable and satisfying read!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More



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