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A Little Q&A with Kat Martin

We are super exicted to be able to share this post with you!  We recently got the opportunity to ask a few questions of Romantic Suspense author Kat Martin.  Kat's next novel, BEYOND REASON, is out May 30th.  Keep reading to find out how you could win a Kat Martin novel!

At first we didn't have a clue what to ask, but after some thinking, we decided to stick to some of the more basic questions we though many of you might ask if you had the chance.  Enjoy...

Where do your story ideas come from?

This is a question authors get asked more than anything else.   I sort of get them out of the air...that is, most of the time, I can’t say specifically where an idea came from.  Could be something I read, saw on TV, a movie.  A story I heard.  A true story someone told me that sparked an idea.  Wherever they come from, I’m always grateful.

Do you have a plan for each series before you start?  ie. how many books, titles for each book

Generally, I like to write trilogies.  Three books seem to be a number readers enjoy.  I like to know the 3 male characters before I start, then I work on the heroines and the plot for each book.   

Have you visited Texas?

I didn’t go to Texas for the trilogy, but I have visited Texas on a number of occasions.  I lived in Houston for a month, traveled around the state and got some ideas.  I’ve written four previous novels set in Texas.

Are your characters based on people you know?

Not unless its subconscious.  I think writers use character traits from people they know.

Will you be releasing any more historical romance novels anytime soon?

I’ve written a number of Historicals, probably somewhere around 40.  Currently I’m enjoying writing the hunky guys in my contemporary romantic suspense novels.

How can readers connect with you online?

Personal web page:




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.


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. 


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