Since my hero in BEYOND
DANGER, Beau Reese, is a mega rich playboy, a once-famous race car driver, I
thought it might be fun to write about a mega-wealthy party I got invited to a
few years back. Well, more than a few, considering it was a millennium party
celebrating the thousand year change in our calendar.
My husband and I wanted to do something really special for that night so I had
been looking at different trips, hotels, and cruises. We wanted to do something
we would never forget.
Fortunately, about that time, I ran into an author friend I hadn't seen in a
while. When I told her I was on a quest to find something memorable to do for
the millennium, she invited me to a weekend party at her parents' home in Aspen,
one of several they owned.
I knew they were worth billions of dollars, had actually been to their
incredible New York apartment, so I excitedly accepted.
It was a magical weekend, with everything paid for by the party givers except
our room--which cost a small fortune but was worth it! The party was poolside,
held around an indoor swimming pool since there was snow on the ground outside.
My author friend was a wonderful hostess, the band was fabulous, the decorations
spectacular, and the food amazing. Guests flew in on their private jets and came
to the event in gorgeous designer clothes.
For an author, it was more than just fun--it was a glimpse into a world I had
It's the world Beau Reese lives in, or at least he has access. He's a little
more down to earth than the guests at the party, but he's classy and gorgeous
and he drives a Lamborghini. Hey, how much better does it get?
The bad news is, Beau is wanted for murder.
The good news is, Lady detective, Cassidy Jones, is determined to prove his
I hope you enjoy BEYOND
DANGER and that you'll watch for BEYOND CONTROL, Josh Cain's
story, out in June. Till next time, all best wishes and happy reading, Kat
Texas mogul Beau Reese is furious. All six feet three obscenely wealthy,
good-looking inches of him. His sixty- year-old father, Stewart, a former state
senator no less, has impregnated a teenager. Barely able to contain his anger,
Beau is in for another surprise. It appears that Stewart has moved an entirely
different woman into the house…
Beau assumes that stunning Cassidy Jones is his father’s mistress. At least
she’s of age. But those concerns take a sudden backseat when he finds Stewart
in a pool of blood on the floor of his study—and Cassidy walks in to find Beau
with his hand on the murder weapon.
The shocks just keep coming. Someone was following Stewart, and Cassidy is
the detective hired to find out who and why. Now she’ll have to find his killer
instead. Her gut tells her it wasn’t Beau. And Beau’s instincts tell him it
wasn’t Cassidy. Determined to track down the truth, they form an uneasy
alliance—one that will bring them closer to each other—closer to danger and
[Zebra, On Sale: January 30, 2018, Mass Market
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781420143171 / eISBN: 9781420143188]
For New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin, a career in
real estate led her down the road to romance.
Through real estate, Kat
found her own perfect match--her husband, Western author Larry Jay Martin.
"We were on opposing sides of a transaction--I represented the seller and
he represented the buyer," Kat recalls.
A short time after the two became
acquainted, Larry asked her to read an unpublished manuscript of an historical
western he'd written. Kat fell in love with both the book and the
"It was quite a romantic story," she admits. "I'd still like to
see it get published." Then, after doing some editing for her future husband,
she thought she'd try her own hand at writing.
Kat moved on to become the
bestselling author of over fifty historical and contemporary romance novels. To
date, 15 million copies of her books are in print, and she's been published
around the globe, including Germany, Norway, Sweden, China, Korea, Bulgaria,
Russia, England, Estonia, Lithuania, South Africa, Italy, Poland, Thailand,
Portugal, Turkey, The Slovak Republic, Spain, Argentina, Estonia, Czech Republic
When she's not writing, Kat also enjoys skiing and traveling,
particularly to Europe. Currently, she's busy writing her next book.
This sounds like another great story! Thanks for the chance to win. (Nancy Reynolds 9:21am January 30)
My best turn of the century party would be to get away from the noise and to "reset" by jungle trekking and spending the night with a local hill tribe. But your party experience sounds glorious, and if I had to be in the midst of civilization, that would totally be the way to go. (G. Bisbjerg 10:09am January 30)
A turn of the century party which would be located in a Palazzo in Italy in Tuscany surrounded by beauty, history, culinary delights and chauffeurs driving us to charming towns and cities where we would soak up the life. (Sharon Berger 12:04pm January 30)
I'd love to have a fun party at a beach house with lots of finger foods, fun drinks & then fireworks over the ocean. (Diane Sallans 2:05pm January 30)
Family, friends, good food, music, and a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean on a Greek Island. (Cheryl Castings 11:42am January 31)
Mine would be a family cruise to Europe which we are now planning. (Leona Olson 12:01pm January 31)
Family reunion! Your party sounds fabulous! (Kathleen Bylsma 3:09pm January 31)
Mine would be a big party where money is no concern, so the best of everything, and on some tropical island and the guests dress up and we have a great band, dancing, drinks flowing and even some fun games. I admit though, I have always wanted to attend a party like the one you did just to get a glimpse into that world. Congrats on your new book, it sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance. (Jen Frederick 11:01pm January 31)
I doubt that I'll ever be invited to a party like that one! My favorite parties are ones that aren't huge and where most everyone knows everyone else. (Glenda Martillotti 11:15pm January 31)
I have always wanted to be a part of role playing party, especially a murder mystery. So my turn of the century party would be just that. Just before midnight, the murderer would be revealed. It would even better if all the participants were friends and family.
Amy Kincade Ajkincade14@gmail.com (Amy Kincade 11:36pm January 31)
A masked ball would be fun. But a party at a beach resort where they do all the work. (Charlotte Litton 11:50pm January 31)
A gathering of friends and family is good enough for me. Good food, good drink, good friends. (Marcia Berbeza 12:51pm February 1)
Kat, you pen the most awesome reads. Thanks, for the chance to win a copy of Beyond Danger. (Lois Imel 9:42pm February 1)
With a bunch of Christian singers. (Nancy Luebke 2:08pm February 2)
My favorite is a birthday party. Marilyn (Marilyn Collins 7:22pm February 3)
Go skiing with a bunch of friends and party afterwards. (Mamie Lum 11:46pm February 3)
I think my best turn of the century party would be Prohibition themed. I could rent out one of those underground restaurants in NYC and set it up like a speak easy. Period music and costumes would be included. Lots of alcohol of course. (Nancy Marcho 2:43pm February 4)