Guest Post – Interesting Heroes, by Kat Martin + Giveaway
All of us fantasize about over-the-top handsome, hunky men. But for most of us, good looks and even an incredible body just aren’t enough. They might do fine for a one-night stand, but unless they have a lot more to offer, gorgeous men soon become boring.
In AGAINST THE MARK, Ty Brodie is a hunk. Tall, lean, amazingly good-looking and totally ripped. But the thing I found interesting about Ty’s character was the person he was underneath his jovial front.
On the surface, he’s a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky guy, a man that women love, and Ty loves them back. Because of his honesty, Ty has the ability to sleep with a woman and remain friends with her afterward. He has more than his share of ladies phoning him, asking him for dates.
But under it all, Ty is a hard, capable man, an former Special Ops Marine. He knows how to handle himself when things get tough and it’s that combination of hard-edged and sweet that made him such a fun character to write.
It was past time for Ty to have his own story and it took some digging to come up with a woman Ty couldn’t resist. When Haley Warren hires Ty, a private investigator, to help her find out the truth about her father’s death, he’s immediately attracted to the sexy blonde bombshell.
But as they work together, each begins to discover the person inside, two intelligent people, determined and loyal, capable people who slowly find themselves falling in love.
As the days pass, they also find themselves in deeper and deeper peril as clues lead them into the high-stakes world of multi-million dollar art.
I hope you’ll watch for Ty and Haley in AGAINST THE MARK, the ninth book in my AGAINST Series. And that next year, you’ll look for Ty’s cousins, the Brodie brothers, starting with sexy, ruggedly handsome Dylan Brodie in AGAINST THE WILD.
Tell me, who is one of your favorite heros from a romance novel?
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.
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