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Kat Martin | A bride trilogy, yes ... "Cinderalla stories", no ..


Brides Trilogy (1 & 2)

Bride Reese's Bride

I’ve always wanted to write a bride series. Something romantic with orchids and white lace. For years, I toyed with an idea for a sort of Cinderella story about a duke who accidentally falls in love with the wrong woman. Not his betrothed, the woman he has promised to marry, but his fiancée’s poor relations, a cousin hardly suited to become the wife of a duke. ROYAL’S BRIDE was the result.

From conception, it was a book that involved three brothers, which gave me two more hunky Dewar men in need of the perfect bride. In REESE’S BRIDE, the middle brother, Reese, is the kind of dark, brooding hero I love to write. He is home from the war, retired from the cavalry and forced to live the sedentary life of a country gentleman, the last thing he wants to do. Worse yet, Reese’s next door neighbor is the woman he once loved, a woman who betrayed him by marrying another man.

Elizabeth is now a widow, a forbidden temptation even more powerful than before. Reese definitely has his problems, but so does his younger brother, Rule.

In RULE’S BRIDE, the handsomest, most rakish Dewar brother is shocked to find the young bride he wed in an arranged marriage three years earlier all grown up and sitting in his London living room. Violet Dewar has matured into a delectable little morsel Rule can’t wait to seduce into his bed.

Unfortunately, all Violet wants from Rule is an annulment. 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. I hope you’ll watch for the Brides’ Trilogy. ROYAL’S BRIDE and REESE's BRIDE are currently available. RULE’S BRIDE will be out the end of April.

Hope you enjoy and very best wishes,





52 comments posted.

Re: Kat Martin | A bride trilogy, yes ... "Cinderalla stories", no ..

Ms Martin I love your books and look forward to reading the entire Bride series.
(Cindy Olp 5:15am April 23, 2010)

This sounds like a wonderful series to read.
(Joanne Reynolds 6:17am April 23, 2010)

This series sounds like my cup of tea.
(Marlene Breakfield 8:21am April 23, 2010)

Love the series. Cab't wait for May.
(Pat Wilson 9:36am April 23, 2010)

HI, Guys! I'm hoping you like this series...I think it't one of my very best. The third book should be out this week. Hope you enjoy! kat
(Kat Martin 10:37am April 23, 2010)

I enjoy reading romances where the course of true love has a few roadblocks and detours. This trilogy is on my list of summer reads.
(Rosemary Krejsa 10:49am April 23, 2010)

Hi Rosemary! I promise this is a fun series to read. I had great fun writing it, which usually comes through in the books. hope you enjoy, kat
(Kat Martin 10:54am April 23, 2010)

I look forward to reading the trilogy. Which of the three brides do you most closely identify with, and which one did you have the most fun writing?
(G S Moch 11:12am April 23, 2010)

Read both Royal's bride and Reese's bride and can't wait for Rule's bride.
(Sherry Russell 11:16am April 23, 2010)

I've never read your books but you sure have hooked me now!
(Elaine Seymour 11:54am April 23, 2010)

I have heard alot about these books and can't wait to read them!
(Gail Hurt 11:55am April 23, 2010)

I am definatly going to put these on my list of books to purchase!!! I love these kind of books, ahhhh...
(Brandy Blake 12:47pm April 23, 2010)

I am certainly looking forward to Rule's Bride. The first two "Brides" have been terrific!
(Marjorie Carmony 1:26pm April 23, 2010)

I've gotten addicted to paranormal romances but these stories have me intrigued enough to take a break from the paranormal! If you wrote these stories half as well as your post & information then these will prove to be wonderful reads! I look forward to reading them all!
(Dawn Detkowski 2:36pm April 23, 2010)

Three bride stories in a row, count me in.
(Alyson Widen 3:00pm April 23, 2010)

I'm always addicted to triology series. They are shorter than the series and easier to complete for my book collection whereas series just keep going and going. But I still love your books.
(Kai Wong 3:01pm April 23, 2010)

Kat, I have a lot of your books, but haven't read the Brides trilogy yet. Really looking forward to reading them all. I love trilogies, and especially Historical ones.
(Cathy Phillips 3:08pm April 23, 2010)

The Brides trilogy sounds wonderful and I need to start this right away.
(Armenia Fox 3:13pm April 23, 2010)

This sounds like a very fun series and the covers are just lovely.
(Kate Mobley 3:14pm April 23, 2010)

The Dewar brothers sound like interesting characters... adding this trilogy to my list!
(Colleen Conklin 3:19pm April 23, 2010)

I enjoyed reading both Reece's Bride and Royal's Bride...I know Rule's Bride will be equally enchanting. Thanks for your books.
(Robin McKay 3:52pm April 23, 2010)

This series sounds AWESOME! Please enter me in the giveaway, if it is international. Thank you!
Giada M.
(Giada Mariani 4:18pm April 23, 2010)

Kat, Love your books and can't wait to read this series. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway.
(Brenda Hill 4:23pm April 23, 2010)

Oh, I love a great trilogy and this one sounds awesome. Count me in.
(Mitzi Hinkey 4:25pm April 23, 2010)

Wow! What an amazing bunch of gals you are! I am thrilled that you are enjoying my books and I am really excited that some of you who haven't read me are going to give the Bride's books a try.
(Kat Martin 4:30pm April 23, 2010)

GS Wanted to say that I liked each of the ladies, who were strong and sexy, but Violet had a little extra special something. She was smart and feisty. She was my favorite to write.
(Kat Martin 4:32pm April 23, 2010)

Congrats on the upcoming release, Kat. I'm looking forward to your Brides Trilogy.
(Jane Cheung 5:13pm April 23, 2010)

The Bride Series will be an absolute pleasure. I just know this!!
(Mary Preston 5:34pm April 23, 2010)

Waiting for Rule's story. Absolutely loved Reese's story.
(Maude Allen 5:58pm April 23, 2010)

I am looking forward to this book. I loved Royal's Bride.
(Deb H. 6:24pm April 23, 2010)

thanks so much. sounds like a lot of you have read either one or both of the first two books. I think this is one of my best series and readers seem to be enjoying. I've got a question...do any of you ladies read Contemporary Romantic Suspense? I've got a new trilogy out the first of the year. I'm hoping historical readers will give the Raines Brothers a try.
(Kat Martin 7:12pm April 23, 2010)

Love your books - but I hate blogging - but I do it so that I could win one of your wonderful book(s). Thank you for the contest!
(Cilfton Wade 8:16pm April 23, 2010)

Hope to read this book soon,Thank you.
(Deb Pelletier 8:41pm April 23, 2010)

I don't read much historical romance though I have seen yours at the bookstore.
(Diane Sadler 9:04pm April 23, 2010)

These books look great - can't wait to read them! Thanks!
(Cheryl Snyder 10:24pm April 23, 2010)

Love your books, Kat. The first of
yours that I read were PERFECT SIN
and WICKED PROMISE. I still have
more of yours on my TBR shelf. I
think what I like most about your
heroes is that they are not always the
nicest people. Their goodness comes
out in the story, but it takes a while
for it to work its way to the surface.
No pretty boy nice guys so far in what
I've read. Your characters are always
complex and the plots have many
twists and turns. This series sounds
good. I'll definitely be looking for it.
(Patricia Barraclough 11:06pm April 23, 2010)

Wow... a triple play, and such a wonderful sounding series. I just got done reading a triple series about brides, so it would be great to be able to make a series about grooms the next on my list.
(Donna Holmberg 11:17pm April 23, 2010)

That's a hint... can your next series be about grooms rather than brides?
(Donna Holmberg 11:18pm April 23, 2010)

Love the bride theme. Alas all weddings aren't as expected and can make for some interesting variations. Yours sound delightful.
(Gladys Paradowski 12:27pm April 24, 2010)

(Jean Merriott 1:51am April 24, 2010)

I am definatly going to get these!!!

(Brandy Blake 3:22am April 24, 2010)

I have always enjoyed your book. They move along quickly, are funny and heartwarming. Your characters are believable though they are awfully young (getting older here)LOL! Your books move at a fast past and hold my attention. I read Reese's Bride and plan to read the others. American West would be a nice change from Regency England though. Keep on keeping on!
(Joyce Corbin 9:00am April 24, 2010)

Wow! lots of great comments today! In a way, these are grooms books, since the three Dewar brothers are all the sons of a duke. From here though, for you contemporary readers, Three Romantic Suspense books out Jan, Feb, March of next year, the Raines brothers trilogy. Against the Wind, Against the Fire, Against the Law. I absolutely loved writing these so am hoping my readers will gie them at try.
(Kat Martin 1:26pm April 24, 2010)

P.S. Thanks to you all for your very wonderful words about my books! hope you continue to enjoy! kat
(Kat Martin 1:28pm April 24, 2010)

Your books are always so wonderful.
(Theresa Norris 3:56pm April 24, 2010)

I haven't read your books but would love to. The brides series sounds wonderful!

dancealert at aol dot com
(Brenda Rupp 11:02pm April 24, 2010)

your books are so great to read can't wait to get them.
(Stacey Smith 11:29pm April 24, 2010)

I'm looking forward to picking up this
(Sue Ahn 2:55am April 25, 2010)

It sounds like a fun series. Going to look for the books.
(Karin Tillotson 12:24pm April 25, 2010)

Good Sunday morning! What a bunch of amazing readers you all are! I have so enjoyed this website. love to hear your thoughts on the trilogy, especially the new one. You can reach me at katmartin@katbooks.com
(Kat Martin 1:44pm April 25, 2010)

It sounds like my kind of series. I'm looking forward to this one.
(Armenia Fox 6:41pm April 25, 2010)

What a fabulous series this is. Cannot wait to read them all.
(Connie Fischer 12:35pm February 1, 2011)

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