feedback
Novels Alive.TV
Live the story…


site-map
research

Blog Posts

May 26, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Kat Martin – Finding Just the Right Match

Against the Tide

HERO AND HEROINE:
Finding Just the Right Match

When I come up with a story idea, one of the most import aspects and sometimes the most difficult, is to find the right romantic match. The right hero for the right heroine, two people who, by the end of the novel, will fit perfectly together. Since AGAINST THE TIDE centers around Rafe Brodie, a rugged outdoorsman, man of the sea, a hardworking male with a very high sex drive, I needed a woman who was his equal. That meant she had to be tough, strong, hardworking, and though she might not realize it at first, a woman with a very passionate nature.

Olivia Chandler is all of those things but she’s also a woman with secrets. Though she’s drawn to Rafe, she knows they can never share a relationship. Her life is in jeopardy. Very powerful people want her silenced, and involving Rafe might wind up getting him killed.

But a mutual friend has been murdered and Rafe and Liv are both determined to find the man who killed him. As the two of them work together trying to help the police solve the crime, Olivia comes to respect and admire Rafe, and she is wildly attracted to his dark good looks and amazing body.

Still, she might have to flee Valdez at a moment’s notice. And there is possible threat her past poses to Rafe.

As the story develops, Rafe comes to believe Olivia needs a man in her life, one strong enough to stand up to a woman like her. He wants Liv in his life, but from the start, he has knows she’s a woman with secrets. For their relationship to work, Rafe needs to know what those secrets are.

As trouble deepens for Liv, another danger surfaces, one even more threatening.

AGAINST THE TIDE was a fun and interesting book to write, and matching the two of central characters, finding ways to bring them together during their dangerous, desperate adventure added to the mix.

I hope you enjoy AGAINST THE TIDE, and next year watch for INTO THE FURY, Rafe’s cousin Ethan Brodie’s story.

Till then, happy reading and all good wishes, Kat

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please support the author by purchasing her book:

amazonbuttonBarnes & Nobleibooksbuttonkobobutton2bookdepository

Short URL: http://tinyurl.com/jzr5ayl
copyright


Written By

Dayna Linton

Dayna Linton – Dayna is the very busy divorced mother of four “exceptional” children. She spends her time running not only this website but is also the founder and President of Rising Phoenix Charitable Foundation (www.rpcf.org) – a charitable organization which benefits women and children’s causes. Dayna is a firm believer in the worth and value of individuals and hopes to help all embrace who they are, nourish themselves and then “pay it forward” by helping others around them to do the same.

In her spare time, Dayna enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on and hopes to someday have the time to write a book herself.

Dayna is also an avid lover of film and the process that goes into making them. From an early age, she remembers watching the Academy Awards with her mom and cheering on her favorites. When Dayna was little, she just knew she was going to be a big star someday and she would practice in front of a mirror accepting her Oscar. Dayna took four years of drama, which she loved, but found her true passion was dancing. Even today you can catch Dayna dancing just about everywhere she goes, including beaches in the moonlight …






international
 
 

 
Best Day Ever

Kaira Rouda & THE BEST DAY EVER

Kaira Rouda, author of BEST DAY EVER, one of the launch titles for Harlequin’s new Graydon House imprint, recently took the time to chat with me at Miss Ivy’s. Here’s our chat. My review will be posted later. ...
by Ivy Truitt
0

 
 
Forever Yours

Cheryl Holt’s FOREVER Series!

My new FOREVER series is available today!  Meet my new heroines:  Abigail, Catherine, and Sarah Henley.  Fall in love with my new sexy, yummy heroes:  Alex Wallace, Christopher Wakefield, and Nicholas Swift.  All three boo...
by Dayna Linton
0

 

 
Beyond Reason

Why Romantic Suspense by Kat Martin

I love novels that include both romance and suspense/thriller elements.  I like the extra depth it gives the story.  From the start, I envision the book being as much about the developing relationship between the hero and her...
by Dayna Linton
0

 
site-map
 

Top 5 Playlist for Nikki Navarre’s Foreign Affairs Series

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY BRIEFING MEMO SUBJECT: Top Five Playlist for Nikki Navarre’s Foreign Affairs Series WARNING: This message will self-destruct. Nikki Navarre is a globetrotting ex-diplomat and author of the Foreign Affairs s...
by Ivy Truitt
0

 
copyright
 
Into the Firestorm

Into the Firestorm by Kat Martin Blog Post and Giveaway!

It is our privilege to once again host New York Times Bestselling author, Kat Martin on Novels Alive TV! My Favorite Places Since I’m about to make my annual trek from the snow country to my house at the beach, I thought it m...
by Dayna Linton
0

 

international
 
Dueling in Death's Backyard

Inside with a Cardiac Surgeon Turned Thriller Writer

We’d like to welcome Thomas Jay Berger, MD to Novels Alive TV! Thomas Berger has penned DUELING IN DEALTH’S BACKYARD, a medical thriller that will keep you up all night turning pages as quickly as you can read. I l...
by Dayna Linton
0

 
 
Adam Frankenstein

FREE Until November 3rd!

For a limited time, ADAM FRANKENSTEIN: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES by Sheila English is FREE on Amazon through November 3rd! Get your FREE copy here! About the Book What if the Frankenstein creature didn’t die in a fire...
by Dayna Linton
0

 

 
Not Quite Perfect Blog Tour

Catherine Bybee’s Not Quite Perfect Blog Tour & Giveaway!

I’m a pantser, everyone who has ever read an interview about me understands that I don’t plot my books by any stretch. However, an outline of a character would be the exception to my ‘no plotting’ rule. That isn’t to ...
by Novels Alive Admin
1

 
 
Heart of Delight

How to Draw a Handful of Hearts—Inspiration for My Sweet Regency Series ~ Jenna Jaxon

How to Draw a Handful of Hearts—Inspiration for My Sweet Regency Series If truth be told, the inspiration for this series, Handful of Hearts, began in 2011 as I was writing a short story to enter in a local writing contest. I...
by Ivy Truitt
1

 
site-map
 
Water Bearer

Wendi Christner’s WATER BEARER and giveaway

Years ago I was in one of those “chick flick-day in bed” moods and I found “A Walk To Remember” on television. I had read every book Sparks had written to that point…except this one. Ahh…perfect. Maybe I should ment...
by Ivy Truitt
1

 

copyright