By: Kat Martin
Congratulations to "Erin F", the winner in Kat Martin's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
As a writer, I am always looking for new ideas. But I often find that my past experiences can be an important part of the story. Have you ever spent time in the desert?
Being born in
, which is close to the Great
Mojave Desert, I’ve been in and around the desert a number of times over the
years. The hottest I’ve ever been was a hundred
twenty two degrees in Bakersfield, California . I’ll never forget what it felt like, how
difficult it was just to breathe. In
that kind of brutal climate, there’s no escape from the heat. Phoenix,
Mostly I visited the desert in the spring, a beautiful time of year. I made a point to stay away when the temperatures started to climb.
In writing AGAINST THE ODDS, I drew from old memories of the heat and the dryness, the vast emptiness of the landscape. Once I narrowly missed being bitten by a rattlesnake, and it was terrifying! All those snippets of adventure, of traveling through the arid ground, scrub brush and mesquite helped me in writing the book.
In AGAINST THE ODDS, Sabrina Eckhart receives an inheritance from her uncle--an abandoned silver mine in the
desert. Running out of money, Rina, is
determined to find the mine and make it productive.
G.Q. handsome and obscenely wealthy, Alex Justice is a private investigator and an ex-Navy pilot--just the man Sabrina needs to fly her safely to
West Texas in search of her late uncle’s property. She and Alex are oil and water, but the man
is good at his job. She needs to find
the mine--even if it means putting up with the cocky jet jockey she is
determined to dislike but finds ridiculously attractive.
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
What are some of your scary adventures?
Kat will be giving away a signed copy of AGAINST THE ODDS to one lucky commenter.
"Martin just keeps getting better and better! Her characters have more depth, and her plots are more sinister, as the Against series continues. Set in the sizzling desert of Texas and rife with mystery, intrigue and twisted family secrets, this entry is sure to earn a spot on any fan's keeper shelf."
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