$10 Amazon Gift card Giveaway: Something Just Like This by Tracy Krimmer

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Something Just Like This by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 14 till 15 February. Read on for more information about the book, a teaser image and a giveaway for an Amazon gift card! See the tour schedule here.

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Something Just Like ThisSomething Just Like This
By Tracy Krimmer
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Age category: Adult
Release Date: February 14, 2018

Blurb:
Love? Second chances? That crap is for romantics, not realists like Juliette. She has a bad attitude about love and an even worse one when it comes to second chances. And she may dress like an elf for a few weeks out of the year, but that doesn’t mean she loves Christmas.

Stability? Purpose? Landon is surfing a pleasant wave of both until he’s fired. Devastating news from his sister certainly doesn’t help. At least he has the holidays to look forward to.

When Landon shows up at the mall and Juliette prevents a disaster, he can’t stop thinking about that sweet elf. Juliette doesn’t believe in the spirit of Christmas, but she can’t help but wonder why Landon was in her line that day. Could Landon deserve one of those second chances she’s so unwilling to give?

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Excerpt

We’re nearing the front of the line, and I’m grateful everyone seems to be quick with their requests of Santa. Santa and the elves win points for their efficiency.

“Uncle Landy, my tummy hurts.”

And there it is. I’m not surprised she’s complaining about her stomach, but I’m a little shocked it took this long for it to bother her.

“Maybe we should head home.” I hate to say it, but it’s the best option.

“No!” The disappointment spreads across her face like a storm rolling in at fifty miles an hour. “I want to see Santa. You promised.”

Her hands are pressed against her tummy, and her face is a shade whiter than a ghost. If we don’t make it to the front of the line in a matter of minutes, she’ll leave a present right in the middle of the North Pole.

“Abby, I think maybe we should do this another time. I’ll make it up to you.” I hate being the bearer of bad news but I’m sure she feels terrible. I have to hand it to her for sticking it out, though.

“Noooooo.”

I can’t stand it when she cries. Sometimes it’s annoying, other times, like now, it’s sad and makes me sad, too. I know how bad she wants this, and it’s hurting her that it may not happen.

I crouch down next to her, allowing the bags to roll off my arms and onto the ground. I take a hold of her hands. “Abby, listen to me. That cinnamon roll was a little too much to eat. You should get home and rest. Standing in line won’t make you feel any better. Lying down will.”

She doesn’t answer me, only stares at me with those big eyes, her painted-on smile now erased and carved into a frown. Her skin is becoming paler by the second, her huge eyes now drooping. I know this look. She’s about to lose it.

“Here!” An arm swooshes past me with a bucket. As soon as it reaches Abby, she throws up right into it.

When Abby finishes bringing up her dinner and the Cinnabon, I pull her close to me. I don’t care if I get some on my shirt or my pants. She needs comfort right now.

“Thank you,” I say as I look up to thank everyone’s hero because let’s face it, no one wants to be standing in line with someone’s puke.

My eyes float up the black leggings, past the green and red fabric with arms so wide she could use them as wings, to the beautiful woman underneath the pointed hat with a bell. Her red lips hypnotize me as she smiles, her blue eyes sparkling enough to make me believe in Santa Claus.

“Thanks.” That’s all I manage to say. I seem to have lost the ability to speak as I’m entirely fixated on her. I can’t break my gaze from this woman in front of me.

She holds the bucket behind her back, doing us all a favor and removing the smell as fast as she can. “No problem. I’ve worked here enough years to know when it’s about to happen. I always keep a bucket handy.”

Prepared, gorgeous, and not afraid to handle the puke monster. I’m already impressed.

“I’m sorry. She ate a little too much, and I guess her stomach couldn’t handle it.” There. I found the words.

“Don’t worry about it.” She leans down so she’s eye to eye with Abby. “How do you feel now? Better?”

Abby shrugs, and I’m not sure if she still isn’t feeling well, or if she’s being cautious with a stranger, which I appreciate. Even though she’s with me, you can never be too safe these days.

“Tell you what. I think you should let your daddy take you home. Come back tomorrow, and I’ll be here. You can skip the line and see Santa right away. I’m giving you a sick pass.”

Abby releases her hands from her tummy and smiles at me. Neither I nor Abby correct the woman dressed as an elf that I’m her uncle.

“Really?” Abby asks. She glances up at me and back at the woman, not sure if she should believe her or not.

“You bet. I’ll be right next to the big guy. I promise.” This time the elf winks at me, and her smile widens, her cheeks so rosy against her creamy skin.

I’ll have to clear it with Courtney but I don’t suspect it will be a problem unless she’s upset Abby is sick. “You can do that?” I don’t want to disappoint Abby and if what this woman is saying is true, I can still save the day. Uncle Landy to the rescue.

“Sure can. I’ve been working with Santa for years. I’m probably his number one elf. So, six tomorrow?”

“Six tomorrow.” I nod at her, trying not to exaggerate my appreciation. “I’m Landon, and this is Abby, by the way.”

“Sugar Plum,” she says as she pats Abby on the head. “Glad to meet the both of you. I’ll see you tomorrow, six sharp.”

Abby squeezes my hand with a little squeal to accompany it. As Sugar Plum heads behind Santa’s Village with the bucket, I remain focused on her, smiling inside as the bells on her shoes ding. She may be the cutest elf I have ever seen.

Tracy KrimmerAbout the Author:
Tracy Krimmer loves coffee, popcorn, Drew Barrymore, and the movie Saving Silverman. She enjoys reading great books (of course) and writing realistic characters for you to enjoy. When she listens to music she prefers the 80s and 90s music she grew up on. In a typical day you’ll find her writing at one of her favorite spots–on the couch, at the kitchen table, or at her favorite hometown coffee shop.

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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Dream Groom by Taylor Hart

The Dream Groom by Taylor Hart

Scar Walker, professional football player and ex Navy Seal, only wanted to focus on getting his gym built for military vets while he was in San Diego. He didn’t want to take crap from his brother, he didn’t want to deal with a lippy waitress, and he really didn’t want random people calling him on the phone. Shayla Castle came to San Diego to finally live out her childhood dream. When she accidentally calls the mysterious phone number left on her table while waitressing, she never anticipated it would be the handsome jerkface soldier who chewed her out that morning. It confuses her even more when the same jerkface shows up the next night and saves her from an attacker. She never would have imagined she and soldier boy would start talking every night and she really never imagined he would convince her to let him do her bucket list together. After a hike at Torrey Pines, a helicopter ride, and surfing at Oceanside…she finds she just might be falling for this soldier boy. When things get heated, she’s left with a choice—let go of the past or lose a new dream she was just starting to discover.

A sweet, fast, love story and an Adonis hero. Yumm! My favorite of the Titan romances so far! Who can resist the nicknames, the code words, the bucket list, or the pillow talk? Scar is simply a hero through and through. He may be my favorite hero of all time. Scar and Shayla were fabulous together! I loved the fireworks that sparked when they met. Scar was tough on the outside with a heart of gold. Don’t miss this fast-paced, romantic story!      “What are you doing?” His words were stilted, and his discomfort made her relax more. “I’m arguing the merits or justification that Juliet had for killing herself when she thought Romeo was dead.” For a beat, he didn’t answer, like he was weighing his response on his tongue. “She was stupid. Plain and simple. Life is precious. Killing herself was a huge waste.” Shayla disagreed. “She was in love. She was heartbroken.” He barked out a laugh. “Life is worth more than love. She was reckless. She was too young to be messing around with a thug like Romeo. He shouldn’t have married her in the middle of the night. He would have gotten his throat cut if her father had known. That’s why he did it in the cloak of darkness.” That was a valid argument, actually. She smiled. “Cloak of darkness, really? Should I put that in my paper?” “Hey, I won’t complain if you feel the need to quote me.” His voice had gone husky. Intrigued, she pushed aside her laptop and leaned against the back of her bed, thinking how this was getting interesting. “Why can’t you tell me about the scar now?” He sighed. “You have no filter, do you, Kansas?” The way he said “Kansas” sounded so good. Feeling a bit bad, she shook her head. “I’m sorry.” “It’s fine. Seriously, another night. Let’s talk about your paper.” “Sure.” She went back to the topic, even though she really wanted to know now. “Juliet had pledged her dying love to Romeo. Juliet trusted Romeo.” “Still stupid and childish.” “Was it? Because by Romeo’s actions we see that Romeo loved and trusted Juliet. He didn’t let it stand. She didn’t die by herself. He died too.” He grunted. “So sacrifice for love is always worth it?” “Always,” she said softly, feeling more convinced as she said it. “That’s why it was pretty awesome you jumped in to help me even though I don’t deserve it and you didn’t know me.” “But I didn’t love you,” Scar pointed out. He said it so bluntly, she was thrown off balance. “I jumped in because I believe in humanity, goodness, honor, and duty.” She found herself liking this man. A lot. “Love of country before love of self.” “You do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “I had SEAL guys who proved that to me. Over and over.” Her respect for him went up a notch. “You’re a SEAL?” He cleared his throat. “Was. Got shot. Discharged with honors. I had the option of being regular military but turned it down.” “What do you do currently?” “Play football for the Texas Titans.” This was unreal. She wasn’t really into football, but Jason had loved the Titans. “You play professional football?” He scoffed. “I pretty much just get throttled most of the time. I’m on the practice team.” She considered what SEALs did, then tried to imagine what it was like on the practice team. “So you’re obviously masochistic.” He laughed. “What are you doing in San Diego?” He cleared his throat. “I’m actually in San Diego for three to four weeks working on a project to design a facility for military vets. It’s a program that focuses on helping vets through sparring. There will also be counselors to help them and a coffee shop where they can hang out. No one would show up just to be psychoanalyzed, but if we can get them in for sparring and socializing, we can really help the ones who need it.” She cleared her throat. “I have to admit I’m a bit intimidated by you.” “No,” he said, sounding shocked. “Don’t be.” “How old are you?” she blurted, regretting the words as soon as they tumbled out. “Sorry, the no filter thing.” She cringed, knowing she sounded like an idiot and was grateful for the distance of the telephone while talking to him. “Ah, you’re breaking my heart already, Shayla.” Her heart rate kicked up a notch. Was he going to answer the question? “I’m twenty-eight,” he said. “How old are you?” “Twenty-one.” He sighed. “Is that okay with you?” Feeling uncertain, she said, “Yeah, that’s fine. I mean, whatever. It’s not like we’re dating or anything.” He chuckled, a wonderful sound. “That dispels any intentions I had.” Butterflies rushed through her and she knew she’d be blushing. Checking the time, she saw it was almost eleven-thirty. “I gotta go. Paper is due by midnight, and I still have to finish it.” “Okay,” he said. “Can we talk tomorrow?” Happiness surged through her. She pushed it away, not wanting to think it meant anything. He was way too old for her. “Sure.” “Well, then, I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”   Author Taylor Hart Taylor Hart has always been drawn to a good love triangle, hot chocolate and long conversations with new friends. Writing has always been a passion that has consumed her dreams and forced her to sit in a trance for long hours, completely obsessed with people that don’t really exist. Taylor would have been a country star if she could have carried a tune—maybe in the next life.    
              Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway Ends 3/7/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Pains and Penalties by Sarah Biglow

 
Pains and Penalties
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #1
by Sarah Biglow
Genre: Cozy Mystery

A new amateur sleuth is on the case in the first book of this Cozy Mystery novella series.

 

When Kalina Greystone returns home to the small town of Ellesworth, MA in the wake of her father’s passing to take over the family’s comic book shop, she never expects to reconnect with her old flame, Detective Christian Harper. But when elderly Mrs. Davies winds up murdered at the annual Solstice Fair, Kalina can’t help but get swept up in his investigation and solving the case. While Detective Harper runs his investigation, she cozies up to the dead woman’s best friend, Mrs. Grant, and learns that she and a third woman, Ms. Ellicott, might be targets. Someone has sent them notes with the cryptic warning ‘Lying is a mortal sin’. As Kalina digs deeper into the women’s shared past, she unearths the perjury that sentenced an innocent man to prison. After discovering Ms. Ellicott dead in her home, Kalina and Detective Harper must race to unmask the killer before vengeance can be sated.

 
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Forgive and Forget
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #2

Your favorite amateur sleuth is back on the case in the second installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy series.

 

Life is looking good for Kalina Greystone. Geeks and Things is thriving and she’s even rekindled her high-school romance with Detective Christian Harper. But her world spins off-kilter when she finds her high school best friend, Nadine Larrabee, huddled over her father’s dead body.

 

Nadine fears she’s responsible for her father’s death but doesn’t remember details. As Kalina keeps close to the investigation–certain her friend is no killer–a horrifying family history unfolds, providing motive for the girl Kalina once knew. Refusing to believe Nadine is capable of such an act, Kalina peels back the layers of family drama to find the truth.

 


Debts and Debtors
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #3

Kalina Greystone is back for another small town, amateur mystery in the third installment of the Geeks and Things Mystery series.

 

It’s Thanksgiving in the small town of Ellesworth, MA and Kalina and her family have gathered to celebrate the holiday—their first since her father’s passing—but all is not well when Savannah Chase, Jillian’s college roommate appears on their doorstep. She’s distraught over her missing husband. She just knows something’s happened to him. Despite knowing Chris wouldn’t approve, Kalina keeps tabs on the investigation. After all, Savannah is like family.

 

The investigation takes a turn for the curious when Mr. Chase’s body is found in a foreclosed house in a area ripe for commercial development. Kalina and Chris soon discover that Thomas had recently changed jobs, giving up real estate for debt collection. But who would want him dead? The more Kalina digs, the more she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a dangerous man. She and Chris must solve the case before she becomes the next victim.

 


Have and Hold
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #4

Your favorite amateur sleuth is on the case in a new Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery.

 

The small town of Ellesworth, MA is abuzz with the upcoming wedding of Kalina Greystone and newly promoted Police Captain Christian Harper. But not everyone is thrilled for the happy couple. On the morning of Chris’s promotional ceremony, they receive a shocking package—a severed finger wearing an engagement ring! Under the guise of last-minute wedding preparations, Kalina questions a local jeweler who may have sold the ring adorning the finger. In fact, he’d sold three such rings recently. When a second finger is sent to a local reporter and the bodies of the victims are discovered near the beach, Kalina knows there is little time left to find the third victim. But why target these brides-to-be? After digging deeper, she uncovers a startling connection between the players and must race to save the woman who is the true target of the killer’s rage.

 


Saints and Sinners
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #5

Your favorite amateur sleuth is back for one last case in the final installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery series.

 

Kalina Greystone’s life has finally fallen into place. Now happily married and eight months pregnant, she is ready to step away from sleuthing and give all of her time to her family and Geeks and Things. Unfortunately, sleuthing isn’t quite done with her. On a trip to the cemetery to visit her father’s grave, she happens upon a dead woman’s body. Video footage reveals the killer but the case takes one bizarre turn after the next. The woman, Verona Maxwell, shares fingerprints with Paige Fischer, a little girl who died over fifteen years ago in a boating accident with her twin brother, Patrick. Or did they? The killer looks an awful lot like Patrick. Having briefly known the twins in her youth, Kalina searches their past in the hopes of making sense of the present. But the more she digs, the darker the reality becomes. Systemic abuse by Paige and parental neglect rise to the surface, making her wonder if the past isn’t as buried as everyone was led to believe.

 


Sarah lives in Massachusetts with her fiancé. She is a licensed attorney and spends her days combating employment discrimination as an Investigator with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

 

She is a self-professed TV junkie and in her spare time (what’s that?), she runs a TV recap blog with her best friend (and sorority sister), Jen. Sarah currently enjoys an array of TV shows including (but definitely not limited to) Once Upon a Time, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Grimm, The Flash and Arrow. She is always on the hunt for new shows to binge!

 


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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Before the Leap by Liz Isaacson

      Before the Leap by Liz Isaacson

The ranch foreman, a fiery new designer, and an old flame that could burn them both… Jace Lovell only has one thing left after his fiancé abandons him at the altar: his job at Horseshoe Home Ranch. He throws himself into becoming the best foreman the ranch has ever had—and that includes hiring an interior designer to make the ranch owner’s wife happy. Belle Edmunds is back in Gold Valley after she lost her job at a prestigious design firm in California. She’s working for a conglomerate, but she’s desperate to build a portfolio that she can use to start her own firm in Montana. She applies for the job at Horseshoe Home, and though Jace and Belle grew up together, they’ve never seen eye to eye on much more than the sky is blue. The spark between them now that they’re adults can’t be denied, and as Jace and Belle attempt to work together, they also fight their growing attraction to each other. But Jace isn’t anywhere near forgiving his fiancé, and he’s not sure he’s ready for a new relationship with someone as fiery and beautiful as Belle. Can she employ her patience while he figures out how to forgive so they can find their own brand of happily-ever-after?

   Praise for Second Chance Ranch, Book 1 in the Amazon #1 bestselling Three Rivers Ranch Romance series: “Isaacson artfully combines disparate threads in her contemporary Western Christian romance.” ~BookLife, Publisher’s Weekly “I loved that both Jace and Belle are strong people dealing with vulnerabilities. Liz’s characters are real people! I appreciate how she described Jace’s emotional struggle resulting from being jilted as well as Belle’s desire for everything to look okay on the outside.Having read all of the Three Rivers Ranch series, I enjoyed the move to Montana, following Tom Lovell’s extended family.” ~Nerkalj, Amazon Reviewer “A captivating story of love. A wonderfully clean romance that held my attention all the way through. The characters in this story are in real everyday situations where you hurt, and you lash out, and you hurt more because you did. True to life stories are the kind I like best. They help me deal with my own failings and feelings. With all that, these stories show that with God all things are possible, that He helps us heal. I highly recommend this book!” ~Barbara W., Amazon Reviewer                 Three more interviews, and still Jace didn’t see something in the folders—or the applicants—he thought might fit at Horseshoe Home Ranch. Finally, only one folder remained on his desk. He didn’t bother to open it. All the designers had brought a copy of their designs for the different spaces on the ranch. Landon opened the door and said, “Miss Belle.” Jace snapped his head up, ice sinking through his chest, coating his lungs and internal organs in stiff blocks he’d never escape. Why hadn’t—? “Well, look at you.” Belle strode forward, her luxurious auburn hair flowing behind her like a curtain. She’d pinned back only the very front, leaving the rest to frame her high cheekbones, her bright green eyes, and her very glossed lips. Jace yanked his attention away from those lips, which had always intrigued him. “Look at me?” he asked, making a conscious effort not to reach up and smooth down his beard like he did when he wanted to look his best. “Look at you. What happened? Did Sacramento run out of red lipstick? You had to come all the way to Gold Valley to get stocked up?” “Ha ha.” She swept him from head to toe. “I see you’re still wearing that ridiculous hat.” “Everyone wears these hats,” he shot back. “We’re cowboys.” “Yes, well, most decent men buy a replacement every few years.” She sniffed as she perched on the edge of the chair across from his desk and pulled a folder from her purse. No briefcase bag. No pretentious heels—Belle didn’t need them. She stood almost as tall as her brother, Landon. The snake, Jace thought as he rounded the desk and took his seat. Landon should’ve told him his sister had applied. Growing up, Jace had never seen eye-to-eye with the redhead, though he did enjoy trading jabs with her when she visited from her hoity-toity job at a design firm in Sacramento. Instead of focusing on her tight black jeans and flowing top of cobalt blue—which he thought made her hair look positively decadent—he flipped open the folder to check her address. “You moved back?” She shrugged one shoulder, the silky blouse she wore slipping a little. “My parents are on a six-month service mission in Africa. I’m taking care of the house.” He returned his gaze to the folder, which was safer than drinking in Belle’s curves. “Mm hm.” He’d heard that before. Pretty princess left home, and instead of admitting that the world had chewed her up, she came home “to take care of the house.” “You must be tired.” Her tone, which someone less experienced than Jace could’ve misinterpreted to be sympathetic, caused him to abandon the folder. “Why do you say that?” Jace knew Belle’s body didn’t actually house sympathetic bones, even though she dressed it up nice and sprayed intoxicating, lilac-scented perfume across her collarbone. His gaze dropped to that spot, and her golden skin made his blood run a little faster. “You didn’t even make a joke about me taking care of the house.” Jace opened his mouth to say something, but closed it when nothing came to mind. “It’s been a long day. Let’s get this over with.” With effort, he closed her folder and shoved his traitorous thoughts about Belle’s attractiveness to the back of his mind. “Did you bring your portfolio?”      Author Liz Isaacson Liz Isaacson is the pen name for USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson as she writes inspirational romances. Her Three Rivers Ranch Romance series has multiple #1 bestsellers in half a dozen categories. She loves all things cowboys, and will write romance in Texas, Montana, and anywhere else she can find horses and mountains.      
                    Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway Ends 3/6/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Author Q & A and Giveaway: Beyond Danger by Kat Martin

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Beyond Danger  by Kat Martin

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin brings page-turning suspense to a tale of secrets and passions turned deadly . . .

Texas mogul Beau Reese is furious. All six feet three obscenely wealthy, good-looking inches of him. His sixty-year-old father, Stewart, a former state senator no less, has impregnated a teenager. Barely able to contain his anger, Beau is in for another surprise. It appears that Stewart has moved an entirely different woman into the house . . .
Beau assumes that stunning Cassidy Jones is his father’s mistress. At least she’s of age. But those concerns take a sudden backseat when he finds Stewart in a pool of blood on the floor of his study—and Cassidy walks in to find Beau with his hand on the murder weapon.
The shocks just keep coming. Someone was following Stewart, and Cassidy is the detective hired to find out who and why. Now she’ll have to find his killer instead. Her gut tells her it wasn’t Beau. And Beau’s instincts tell him it wasn’t Cassidy. Determined to track down the truth, they form an uneasy alliance—one that will bring them closer to each other—closer to danger and beyond . . .

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Q & A with author Kat Martin:

We are so excited to have Ms. Martin answer a few questions for us today…

What was your hardest scene to write in Beyond Danger?

I loved writing the car chase scenes. Beau is a former race car driver so he drives fast cars. The Lamborghini was my favorite. The emotional scenes are always tough to write. The scene where Beau is grieving for Cassidy was rough. But Beau’s best friend, Lincoln Cain, came in to save the day!

Does your family support your career as a writer?

I’ve been writing for so long that’s the only career they have ever known. My husband, being a writer himself, understands the difficulties, which helps a lot, especially when career problems arise.

Have you ever gotten writer’s block?

I get writer’s block during the course of writing every book! I hate it! I am always afraid this will be the time I can’t get past it. Fortunately, I just keep doggedly persisting until I get my story going on the right track again.

What other authors are you friends with and how do they help you become a better writer?

One of my best friends is Amelia Grey. She has helped me with plotting and just listening to problems that every writer faces in her career. Joan Johnston is a long-time friend, and Heather Graham. Michael and Kathleen Gear of the People of the Earth series are great friends.

Many of my best friends have quit the business. Writing is a very tough job. A lot of people start strong but after a few difficult years, they give up and go on to something else.

Do you hide secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

I think some readers might get humor that others miss, or subtle clues that help the characters solve the mystery. I love readers who really “get” me.

How do you select the names of your characters?

I spend hours working on names. Each name I choose is mean to create a mental image. I’m extremely careful even with the sub characters, bad guys, people with small roles in the story. I think it’s a very important part of storytelling.

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

I’d like to say I’d be an astrophysicist or something, but I would probably be selling real estate. I did that for many years before I became a writer and really enjoyed it. It’s not nearly as lonely a profession.

What is something you would like us to know about your book Beyond Danger?

I think it’s a really fun book to read, especially if you like fast cars and sexy men. But then I like to think all of my books are populated with incredibly hot heroes and smart, sexy women.

I also hope readers will look for Beyond Control, Josh Cain’s story, out in June.

About The Author:

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Currently living near Missoula, Montana, Kat Martin is the bestselling author of over fifty-five Historical and Contemporary Romance novels, currently an NYT bestselling author of the romantic suspense AGAINST series. Before she started writing in 1985, Kat was a real estate broker. During that time, she met her husband, L. J. Martin, also an author with over 33 book length works. Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. “I love anything old,” Kat says. “I love to travel and especially like to visit the places where my books are set. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It’s fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era.”
To date, Kat has over fifteen million copies of her books in print. She is published more than two dozen foreign countries, including Germany, Norway, Sweden, China, Korea, Bulgaria, Russia, England, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Japan and Greece.

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http://www.katmartin.com/

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SPECIAL CONTEST: https://www.katmartin.com/beyond-reason-giveaway/

To CELEBRATE the release of BEYOND DANGER, enter my new contest for a chance to win a KINDLE FIRE 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB and a Kindle copy of INTO THE FURYINTO THE WHIRLWIND and INTO THE FIRESTORMContest runs from December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018.

January  Contest: http://www.katmartin.com/monthly-contest/

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My Weekly Bible Journaling #50 – Psalm 68 – Psalm 73

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This week Little One turns 9 months old! We love seeing her sweet personality develop and watch her learn to crawl and now stand up. She is such a beautiful Blessing to our family!

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Here is what I have read and journaled in my Beautiful Word Coloring Bible this past week:

I think this verse really shows us that in the midst of the storm - God is there for us like a Father for his child or a Husband for his wife. A protector, a friend, a constant companion in this life. Yes He is to be loved and feared but we can depend on Him more than anything else. And that brings me such comfort.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,  is God in his holy dwelling. - Psalm 68:5

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I think this verse really shows us that in the midst of the storm – God is there for us like a Father for his child or a Husband for his wife. A protector, a friend, a constant companion in this life. Yes He is to be loved and feared but we can depend on Him more than anything else. And that brings me such comfort.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. – Psalm 68:5

These three verse stood out to me today while I was reading:  May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts;
May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel, - Psalm 69:6

But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, at an acceptable time;
O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness,
Answer me with ]Your saving truth. - Psalm 69:13

Answer me, O Lord, for Your lovingkindness is good;
According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,
And do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am in distress; answer me quickly. - Psalm 69: 16-17

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These three verse stood out to me today while I was reading:

May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts;
May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel, – Psalm 69:6

But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, at an acceptable time;
O God, in the greatness of Your loving-kindness,
Answer me with Your saving truth. – Psalm 69:13

Answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is good;
According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,
And do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am in distress; answer me quickly. – Psalm 69: 16-17

 

My flesh and my heart may fail,  but God is the strength of my heart  and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:26

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A good verse to focus on during Valentines:

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26

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This week I reviewed The 365-Day Storybook Bible, Padded: 5-Minute Stories for Every Day. It is a nice way to teach your little ones Bible stories.

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Children’s Book Review: The 365-Day Storybook Bible, Padded: 5-Minute Stories for Every Day

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The 365-Day Storybook Bible, Padded: 5-Minute Stories for Every Day by B&H Kids Editorial Staff

One Story A Day—All Year Round

  • Age Range: 4 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 4
  • Hardcover: 448 pages

Favorite Bible stories come alive in this bright and colorful storybook. Take your child through the Bible in one year with a short, five-minute story each day. Children will love the illustrations and easily understand the words of this faithful, retold version.

Available at: Amazon   *   Lifeway   *   ChristianBook

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I am always looking for books that will help me introduce the Bible and God to our little ones. I came across this 365-Day Storybook Bible and I liked what I read about it. At my daughter’s age, a 5 minute story is just the right amount of time!

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Today she had Big Sister reading it to her. Big Sis remembers when we used to read the 365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories to her and her brothers. She thought this 365-Day Storybook Bible was a nicely updated version of that book. Both girls liked the illustrations and the Bible story they read. They story really took less than a minute to read so Big Sis read her a few of them.

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This book seems to hit most of the popular and commonly used Bible stories. There are a few that my daughter and I found interesting that they put in this book. We all like how the stories are presented and how easy it was for my younger daughter to understand. These stories had her thinking and asking questions which I like.

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We are quite pleased with this book and will be reading it throughout the year!

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My beautiful models and I would like to thank Lifeway and B&H Publishing Group for allowing us to review this book. The opinions and impressions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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