THE RAINES OF WIND CANYON

BY KAT MARTIN

FROM THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE: http://katbooks.com

MEET AUTHOR KAT MARTIN……

Currently
living in Missoula, Montana, Kat is the New York Times bestselling author of
over fifty Historical and Contemporary Romance Suspense novels.  Before she
started writing in 1985, Kat was a real estate broker.  During that time, she
met her husband, Larry Jay
Martin, author of more than twenty books, both westerns and mysteries.
Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she
majored in Anthropology and also studied History.”I’ve
always loved books.  I was an avid reader, with any number of my own stories
rolling around in my head.  Writing them down seemed a logical step.””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.”Kat began
with historical romance and is currently writing romantic suspense.   She is
published in twenty foreign countries.

“Often my
Contemporary novels blossom from something I’ve read in the newspapers or seen
on TV. As was the case with my new
book, AGAINST THE WIND. I was
cruising along the 90 Freeway crossing Montana, enjoying the crisp fall weather,
the brilliant colors of the leaves, and listening to the country channel on the
radio.  As I headed toward home, a Trace Atkins song came on, How do you like me
now?  It’s a wonderful tune that tells a great story.  And it gave me the kernel
of an idea for a story I was able to expand into a book.”

“Most of
the time, my story ideas seem to come out of nowhere.  One day I’m looking for a
plot for a book and then suddenly, I know that I want to write about Gabriel
Raines and his struggle to find the arsonist who is trying to kill him.  Then I
search for the woman Gabe is going to fall in love with, no easy task for a
macho man like Gabe.  Lady architect, Mattie Baker, filled the spot perfectly,
and the book became AGAINST THE FIRE.”

AGAINST THE LAW, the third book
in the trilogy, seemed to come fairly easily once I got started.  I loved Dev
Raines, the sexiest and wildest of the Raines brothers.  Once Lark Delaney
walked into his
life, the plot began to roll.  The novel developed as I wrote it, which is
unusual for me, and it turned out to be one of my all-time
favorites.”


RULE’S BRIDE is the final book in my Brides Trilogy,
following ROYAL’S BRIDE and REESE’S BRIDE.  The three novels are stories about
the handsome Dewar brother’s, sons of the Duke of Bransford.  RULE’S BRIDE hit #18 on the New York Times bestseller
list in May 2010.”

“I had
great fun writing this series, though the weddings were not all orchids and lace
as the ladies and this writer expected.  Still, true love is worth the perils
the characters must endure.”


SEASON OF STRANGERS released in June of 2008,
is the final book in a series of three paranormal stories. Each story involves
ordinary women who have experienced an extraordinary event. SEASON OF STRANGERS, is an eerie tale of two
sisters who discover they are missing a period of time and their search to
discover what happened to them during that time. THE
SUMMIT
, began selling in July 2007 and is the second of a the series. It’s a
high-action, fast-paced tale, one with a ticking clock. SCENT OF ROSES was the first book in the series and
was inspired by true events and began selling in July 2006.”

“I have
always wanted to do this type of series as I know so many women who have
themselves experienced unexplainable occurrences.”


“The
deliciously passionate Heart trilogy are books all set around the London ladies’
gazette, Heart to Heart.  I chose the period because it was a time when women
were beginning to be involved in activities outside the home.  They worked, they
owned businesses, they were becoming more outspoken.”

“The first
book, Heart of Honor, is a fun whimsical early
Victorian romance starring Krista Hart, publisher of a London ladies’ gazette,
who is not afraid to speak her mind. When she encounters a powerful, attractive
Viking descendant in a sideshow, she angrily demands his release. In the second
book, Heart of Fire, journalist Coralee Whitmore
vows to uncover the truth about her sister’s death. She suspects the notorious
Earl of Tremaine was her sister’s lover. Corrie soon finds the Earl is not all
he seems, nor is she immune to his charms. The final book Heart of Courage, is Thor and Lindsey’s story, a
fun, sexy read about two people completely unsuited to each other — or so each
of them think.”


The
Bride’s Necklace trilogy, set in Regency England was hugely successful and was
re-issued in September 2010. A compelling series of stories about an heirloom
necklace believed to hold the power to bring great happiness or terrible
tragedy. THE BRIDE’S NECKLACE , the first
book in the trilogy, was first published in January 2005 was re-issued in
September 2010. THE DEVIL’S NECKLACE, second
book in The Necklace trilogy hit store shelves in August 2005 and was re-issued
in October 2010. THE HANDMAIDEN’S NECKLACE, the
final book in the trilogy, was originally released in January 2006 and hit the
shelves again in November 2010.


 THE RAINES OF WIND CANYON:

You Tube video of :The Raines of Wind Canyon by Kat Martin:  The Raines of Wind Canyon

                                                                                           

                       

ey were known as the “no-account Raines boys”

AGAINST THE WIND

KAT MARTIN

OVERVIEW:

They were known as the “no-account Raines boys” but they’ve grown into successful, honorable men and everything they have, they’ve fought for tooth and nail. Now each of the three brothers has one last obstacle to overcome to claim what’s eluding them: love.

Secrets don’t stay buried long in cattle country. Sarah Allen, the beautiful girl who humiliated Jackson Raines in high school, is back in town. Not so long ago, she couldn’t wait to leave Wind Canyon, Wyoming, in her dust. But, recently widowed, she has nowhere else to go and finds herself on Jackson’s ranch. And despite everything, Jackson’s finding himself reluctant to get rid of her.

Sarah brings her own kind of trouble, and he can’t resist trouble. Enemies of her dead husband show up making threats, thinking she has something they’re owed. They’re not taking no for an answer, but what they will take is the one thing she has left—her daughter. Jackson’s the only one who might be able to save little Holly and bring her home.

SOURCE: ALL OF THESE BOOKS WHERE RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY AND THE PUBLISHER FOR MY HONEST OPINION!!

MY THOUGHTS:  

AGAINST THE WIND by Kat Martin is an exciting new romanctic suspense set in present day Wind Canyon, Wyoming.This is a trilogy of three brothers(Jackson,Gabriel,and Devlin) and the women (Sarah,Mattie,and Lark) who won their hearts.This is the Book #1 in “The Raines of Wind Canyon”.It is written with depth and details.The characters are charming,engaging,and will capture your heart. The first book is about Jackson Raines,the eldest of the Raines brothers,who is not only sexy,handsome,but is also wealthy.An home town bad boy who has come home. Sarah,an old childhood nemesis,who he liked but rejected him harshly,her secrets that could get them killed.And her daughter,Holly.This story has romance,love,suspense,murder,secrets,spousal abuse,sweet sensuality,kidnapping,and exhortation. When Sarah’s husband is murdered she
heads for the only place she can feel safe,Wind Canyon,Wyoming,with her daughter,Holly. She happens to be renting a cottage from someone who turns out to be someone she treated badly in high school. But sparks fly, and passion grows.So does the danger.Together, Jackson and Sarah must figure out who wants her dead or the disk they think she has and why.When Holly is kidnapped Jackson will do anything to get her home safe.He enlists the help of his siblings and his ranch hands.A shootout occurs and the truth of Sarah’s husband death reveals.This is a fast paced,action packed from the first page to the last. A must read. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher.Details can be found at MIRA.
RATING: 4.5
REVIEWED BY: April Renn
Watch the You Tube video for “Against the Fire”: Against The Fire by Kat Martin
AGAINST THE FIRE
KAT MARTIN
Pub. Date: January 2011

Publisher: Mira

Series: Raines of Wind Canyon Series  #2

OVERVIEW:

You can’t fight what you can’t see. And Gabriel Raines can’t be sure just who’s setting the fires in his new real-estate development. When two fires hit back-to-back, he knows it’s personal, but any number of competitors or ex-employees could be the arsonist.

The police suspect Angel Ramirez, a local teen who’s been in trouble before. But Mattie Baker, a volunteer at the Family Abuse center, just can’t believe the kid she’s been working with would go back to his delinquent ways.

Determined to convince Gabe that she’s right, Mattie must get close to him and find out who’s putting their neighborhood in jeopardy. And just as the arsonist’s flames continue to burn, they find a heat developing between them. It might just turn into a full-fledged fire…if they can survive long enough.

MY THOUGHTS:

AGAINST THE FIRE by Kat Martin an exciting romantic suspense set in present day Texas. This is book #2 in “The Raines of Wind Canyon”,but can be read as a stand alone. What an interesting and exciting series this is,complete with sexy heroes and smart,sexy heroines. Gabriel(Gabe),a sibling of Jackson form “Against the Wind” and Devlin.He is an ex-Marine,tough,a Texas transplanted from Wyoming,wealthy,a major construction owner and is not looking for love.Mattie,volunteers at a Family Abuse Center,and is determined to prove the young teenager accused is not the arsonist.Someone is out for revenge on Gabe and targets his building under construction costing him millions of dollars in damages not counting one possible life. And of course if anyone should get in this arsonist’s way they are only collateral damage. This
is a fast paced,action packed story full of sweet sensuality,passion,murder,fire,arsonist.It has second chances and is captivating  and heart pumping.Out of the smokefire comes love and passion.Another must read. This book received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the
publisher.Details can be found at MIRA.
RATING: 4.5
REVIEWED BY: April Renn 
You Tube video for “Against the Law”:  Against The Law, by Kat Martin
AGAINST THE LAW
KAT MARTIN 
  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: Mira

OVERVIEW:

At thirty-two Dev is “mostly retired” from Raines Investigations, content to run operations from his sprawling Arizona home. But Dev has never been able to say no to a beautiful woman, so when Lark Delaney comes to him for help, the former U.S. Army Ranger from Wind Canyon gets back in the game.

Lark is sexy, successful and dedicated to tracking down the baby girl her sister gave up for adoption. It should be a straightforward case, but it’s not long before Dev uncovers a shady adoption ring and worse—the child’s parents have been murdered and the little girl has been taken.

As the case grows dangerous and Lark needs him more than ever, Dev can’t ignore his growing attraction for her. He also can’t trust his judgment with women or the emotions he’s long-since buried. But there’s a chance, if he gets this right and saves Lark’s niece, that he’ll end up saving himself, too.

MY THOUGHTS:
AGAINST THE LAW by Kat Martin is another exciting romantic suspense set in present day Arizona. This is book #3 of the trilogy “The
Raines of Wind Canyon”,
but can be read as a stand alone. Devlin(Dev),the last of the Raines brothers,an Arizona transplant from
Wyoming,an ex-Army Ranger,tough,sexy,handsome,weathly a private investigatior,mostly retired and living the good life or so the thinks until  Lark enters into his life. Lark,is sexay,determined,a successful handbag designer,and in search of her recent dead sister’s adopted daughter. This story
is a great final chapter in the Raines trilogy.It has murder,secrets,kidnapping of a child,romance,passion,sweet sensuality,action,
drama,suspense,second chances and danger.While Dev and Lark finds her sister’s daughter,she is kidnapped and they must work together again to find her and bring her home safely.Dev and Lark have had sparks flying from the beginning but Dev has issues with trust and mixing personal business with business.But when the passion and attraction grow stronger only.Against the Law will keep you turning pages well into the
night.It is heart pumping from beginning to end.A must read.Follow Dev and Lark across the country in search of Lark’s niece.This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher.Details can be found at MIRA.
RATING: 4.5
REVIEWED BY: April Renn 
What a captivating and exciting trilogy “The Raines of Wind Canyon” is…..Visit Kat Martin website for more exciting news at: http://katbooks.com
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