PIVOT by Kat Martin: My Favorite Places Guestpost

Pivot by Kat Martin

In PIVOT, by Kat Martin, three friends, each survivors of a brutal childhood, grew up together in foster care.

Now as women, they’re fighting for their lives again.

When Meriwether Jones and her young daughter run from trouble in L.A., that trouble follows.  By the time Meri reaches Spokane, she’s out of gas, money, and ideas.  Her prayers are answered when ex-cop Ian Brodie hires her to help his aging father.  But Meri is keeping a dangerous secret—-and Ian is in danger of losing his heart.


MY FAVORITE PLACES

Over the years, I’ve written a number of blogs about my favorite places.  I just discovered a new one so I thought I would tell you about it.

I’ve never been a big fan of the desert.  I do love the Saguaro cactus, the red rock mountains, and some of the incredible vistas.

But the small town of Prescott called to me as no place in the Sun State ever has.  Perhaps it’s the combination of beautiful mountains, which being a Montanan I love, and the rugged Old West history of the town. 

The Palace Saloon on Whiskey Row is one of the oldest in the country.  It’s got a mile-long bar and an old-fashioned back bar, and even has batwing doors!  The folks inside come to work in Wild West costumes, giving the place an even more authentic feel.

In July, cowboys take over the town for the oldest rodeo in the nation.  And you know what they say…  “If you haven’t loved a cowboy, you will.”

Living in Montana, I pretty much hate hot weather.  But summers in Prescott are relatively mild, at least by Arizona standards.  And the endless sunshine and crystal blue skies make the hot days worth it.    

My new book, PIVOT, is set in the state of Washington, pretty much the opposite of everything in Arizona.  The idea began with a Romantic Suspense novella I wrote titled AGAINST THE HEART.  As Meriwether Jones and her young daughter run from trouble, her prayers are answered when ex-cop Ian Brodie hires her to help his aging father.  But Meri is keeping dangerous secrets that could wind up getting them killed.

In PIVOT, the adventure continues with novellas by bestselling Romantic Suspense authors, Alexandra Ivy and Rebecca Zanetti. 

Melanie Cassidy finds trouble when she tries to save a young boy from being kidnapped.  Working the case, former love-of-her-life, Detective Gray Hawkins, arrives in time to rescue them.  But Melanie’s good-Samaritan efforts pull her and Gray into a world of drug dealers and dirty cops that neither of them may survive.
    Michelle Peach is one of Meri’s closet friends.  Trouble arrives when two rough men in search of Meri break into her home and threaten her life.  The last person Michelle wants to see is Evan Boldon, former Marine turned sheriff.  But Evan is determined to stop the trouble stalking Michelle-—no matter the cost.

I hope you’ll watch for PIVOT and that you enjoy it.  Till next time, warmest wishes and happy reading, Kat


PIVOT by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy, & Rebecca Zanetti

(Zebra MM/April 2020/978-1-4201-5114-5)

“The three novellas featured in this high-octane romantic suspense anthology form a captivating whole…Remarkable tonal consistency and interlocking elements ensure that these twisty, sizzling love stories flow seamlessly together. Readers won’t want to put this one down.” – Publishers Weekly

 “The novellas are loosely connected, set during roughly the same time period and sharing some characters and plot threads. Each story can be read in a single sitting and contains a complete arc for its characters that is both believable and engaging, despite the shorter format…This anthology is perfect for readers of romantic suspense who are looking for more from the included authors or for introductions to writers who are sure to become future favorites.” – Library Journal

Pivot by Kat Martin

In PIVOT, three friends, each survivors of a brutal childhood, grew up together in foster care.

Now as women, they’re fighting for their lives again.

When Meriwether Jones and her young daughter run from trouble in L.A., that trouble follows.  By the time Meri reaches Spokane, she’s out of gas, money, and ideas.  Her prayers are answered when ex-cop Ian Brodie hires her to help his aging father.  But Meri is keeping a dangerous secret—-and Ian is in danger of losing his heart.

Melanie Cassidy finds trouble when she tries to save a young boy from being kidnapped. The last thing she expects is former love-of-her-life, Detective Gray Hawkins, to appear and rescue them both.  But her good-Samaritan efforts pull her and Gray into a conspiracy of drug dealers and dirty cops –and forces them to examine the relationship they’d once abandoned.

Michelle Peach is one of Meri’s closet friends.  She’s finally content in Portland—-until two rough men break into her home and threaten her life.  The last person Michelle wants to see is Evan Boldon, a former Marine turned sheriff. But this time Evan is going to stop the trouble stalking Michelle-—and win her heart for good.

Buy Links:

Excerpt:

There was something different about the desire he felt for Meri.  It was a yearning deep in his bones.  Every time she smiled at him, he felt a little kick. 

He didn’t understand it.  Hell, he’d never felt anything like it. 

And he sure didn’t know how to deal with it.

And there was Meri herself.  He didn’t know anything about her, except that she was in trouble.  If he was back in his office, he’d run her name, see if she had a criminal record.  When he thought of the way she was with Lily, thought of the amazing mother she was, he had a hard time imagining it. 

And the truth was even thinking about digging into her past felt like a betrayal.

Maybe he would just ask her what she was running from.

Whatever it was, it couldn’t be good.

Maybe if he gave her a little more time, Meri would come to trust him enough to tell him.

As long as she didn’t trust him enough to wind up in his bed.

 

Kat Martin Head Shot---Ventura-Star-(275by20

Bestselling author Kat Martin, a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, currently resides in Missoula, Montana with Western-author husband, L. J. Martin.  More than seventeen million copies of Kat’s books are in print, and she has been published in twenty foreign countries.  Fifteen of her recent novels have taken top-ten spots on the New York Times Bestseller List, and her novel, BEYOND REASON, was recently optioned for a feature film.  Kat’s next hardcover, THE ULTIMATE  BETRAYAL, a Romantic Thriller, will be released on July 28th.

There are currently no comments.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to Top