Friday, January 9, 2015

Against the Sky by Kat Martin with Author Interview & Giveaway

Against the Sky
by Kat Martin

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Brodies of Alaska - Book 2
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 384 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

In America's last wilderness, there are no limits to what a man can do.

For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he's seen, he's definitely in need of a break.

Samantha Hollis never thought she'd meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be anything more than a one-night stand?

When Nick invites her to Alaska, Samantha decides to find out, never guessing the depths she'll discover in him or the tangle of murder, kidnapping, and danger about to engulf them both...
My Review

Kat Martin brings us another Brodie to stare in awe at. Nick is a detective; he’s seen more evil than he cares to think about on his job. A brief trip to Vegas is just what he needs, but he wasn’t prepared for Samantha Hollis or what would become of their hot, one night stand. When the big alpha male invites the strong-willed lady to Alaska, Samantha decides this could be an adventure. She had no idea…aside from discovering she does not want to be stranded in Alaska, murder, mayhem and the Russian mob are sorely testing both of their resolves, just to stay alive. Can Nick protect Samantha? Can Samantha let him? Will love conquer the great divide between a city girl and a warrior who likes his terrain as tough as he is?

Against the Sky by Kat Martin sizzles enough to melt a polar icecap. She allows these two polar opposite to find that elusive chemistry that the world craves, but their differences present enough of a challenge that one wonders I love can conquer all or not. Kick in the suspense and danger from the Russian mob and voila! Romantic suspense! Sure, Samantha was out of her element, to put it mildly, but I almost offered to buy her a ticket out!

Overall, another wonderful hot alpha, hot suspense tale from Kat Martin that threatens to speed up global warming.

Getting to Know Kat Martin

Thank you for taking the time to let us get to know you better.  Are you ready?  These are pretty easy, because they are about Kat Martin, the person.
Are you an avid reader?  If so, what type of books do you read? Do they help you in your writing?
 I am a voracious reader and absolutely it helps me in my writing.  I see lots of  what not to do as I go along, and of course I see great stuff that I can learn from.  Mostly, it makes stories pop into my head.  Not the same story, just an idea for something.  Plus I just LOVE to read. 

Most people have a private side, the one they normally hide behind their public persona, do you?  
 I'm a total hermit, mostly.  But I would say I have a split personality.  (I'm a Gemini, so maybe that's it).  I really enjoying coming out of my cubby hole at conferences and on trips, but mostly I like to hole-up and write.  

Last question, but it’s a three-parter!  Tell us THREE things about you that the public wouldn’t know. 
Okay, here goes….I work out 3 times a week and only miss if I am traveling --and I hate every minute of it.  I love expensive hotels and fancy restaurants (that's easy, so does everyone else).  France is my favorite country.  Here's an extra…. On a blind date, my date showed up with an injured middle finger, all wrapped in a big gauze bandage.  He turned out to be a smoker.  When he lit a cigarette, he set his middle finger on fire in the center of a restaurant.  Flames were shooting up and I started laughing.  I laughed so hard I started to cry.  Fortunately, he got it put out before he was in any danger, but it was our only date--as you might imagine.

 It's Giveaway Time!
Kat Martin is offering a copy of AGAINST THE SKY to one lucky winner.
Winner's choice of format!
Ends Midnight January 16, 2015


  1. Nice cover, great interview!

  2. I love the cover!
    Thanks for the great short interview and giveaway :)
    Can't wait to read this book :)

  3. Wonderful interview! I'm excited about this book! Thank you for the give-a-way!

  4. Thanks for your review. I enjoyed the interview. I do like this author and I'm looking forward to reading this book.
    Thanks :)

  5. this looks and sounds awesome!! Thanks for the great post!

  6. Nice post and it looks really good.

  7. Ow-wow-wowowow!!!
    My finger is on fire!
    Don't just sit there laughing at me, do something!

  8. Sounds intriging. Ow and I love the cover.

  9. Love the comments! you guys are great! Really hope you enjoy Nick and Samantha. Against the Sky is one of my personal favorite stories.