Join us for this tour from Jan 6 to Jan 26, 2021!
Book Title: The Ultimate Betrayal (a Maximum Security Novel) by Kat Martin
Category: Adult Fiction (18 yrs +), 464 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Release date: December 29, 2020
Tour dates: Jan 6 to Jan 26, 2021
Content Rating: R. The “F” word is used 12 times in the book. There are some explicit consensual sex scenes.
“With plenty of suspense, The Ultimate Betrayal is exactly the kind of escape you’ve been craving.” – BOOKTRIB
When her father is accused of espionage and treason, journalist
Jessie Kegan has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is
innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, he’s found
dead of a heart attack…but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing aside her
grief, she’s determined to use her investigative resources to clear her
father’s name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds
herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay
buried with her father. Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard
Brandon Garrett can’t refuse. Jessie isn’t just a client at Maximum
Security—she’s the sister of his best friend, Danny, who was killed in
Afghanistan. With dangerous enemies gunning for Jessie from every angle,
keeping her safe will mean keeping her close, and Bran finds their
mutual attraction growing, though being Danny’s sister puts Jessie out
of bounds. With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have
to risk everything to expose her father’s killer—before his legacy dies
with his daughter.
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ Indiebound
kobo ~ Google ~ Apple
Add to Goodreads
Meet the Author:
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 latest novel,
THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, a Romantic Thriller, was released in paperback
connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
Jan 6 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 6 – BookishKelly2020 – book spotlight
Jan 8 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 11 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 12 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 13 – FUONLYKNEW – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 13 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 14 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 15 – Christa Reads and Writes – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 19 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 20 –The Obsessed Reader – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 25 – 100 Pages A Day – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 26 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Enter the Giveaway:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
MY FIRST SALE
I never wanted to be a writer. Or at least I never knew I did until I sort of stumbled into it. But I always had stories rolling around in my head and when my husband started writing a Western novel, I thought…hummm…maybe I could do that.
I had characters and a plot in mind right away, a western romance because I loved reading them, and coming from a western background (my great grandmother came out in a covered wagon), I was comfortable in that time frame.
But how to actually write?
I needed to learn the basics so I went to the first writers’ conference I could find, which happened to be in Santa Barbara, California and turned out to be one of the best in the country. I went to all the classes and discovered that one of the speakers gave semi-private lessons on writing, once a week in L.A. My husband and I decided to go.
We made the two-hour drive every week for a year, all the while attending other local conferences and doing our homework on who was publishing what and how to find an agent. I also joined RWA, which I highly recommend.
We were both writing madly, determined to finish our novels. We went to critic groups, went to another writing class, this one two hours away in Fresno.
The books got completed. Now we needed to find a way to sell them.
When we sent our money in for the Fresno Writer’s Conference, fortune intervened. We were told that an agent would be attending the conference and she would be willing to read sixty pages of any attendee’s book.
I desperately needed an agent. Since I have always been a firm believer in taking the extra step, instead of mailing the pages, I dressed in my best leather outfit and drove to Hollywood. Unfortunately the temperature soared to one-hundred degrees that day. By the time I climbed the stairs to the agent’s office, my stomach quaking with nerves, I was drenched in perspiration.
When the agent walked into the reception area, I was almost too nervous to speak. I managed to croak-out in a squeaky little voice, “Hi, I’m Kat Martin. I just happened to be in the neighborhood so I thought I’d drop this by.”
The agent grinned. Clearly, I wasn’t “in the neighborhood.” The good news was, she liked authors who were aggressive about their careers and she was impressed with my moxie. After reading the pages, she took me on as a client. She also decided to represent my husband.
Both of us were turned down by just about every publisher in New York. I was sick to my stomach, terrified my year-and-a-half, twelve-hour-a-day writing effort would be for naught, but the agent wouldn’t give up.
The last publisher among her submissions made an offer for MAGNIFICENT PASSAGE and I was over the moon.
I was even more excited when they decided to make the book the lead title for their new line of romances. It was my first break in the business and though the company ultimately folded and I was out of work, the lesson was clear.
If you want to succeed as a writer–never give up. To that point I’ve written over seventy romance novels!!
In THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, book #3 in my Maximum Security series, released in paperback on 12/29/20, when investigative journalist Jessie Kegan’s father, a colonel in the army, is accused of treason, she’s determined to clear his name. With her life in danger, Jessie turns to former Special Ops soldier, Brandon Garrett. But time is running out and the game being played is deadly.
Working together, Bran and Jessie risk everything to solve the riddle and confront the threat–before it’s too late.
I hope you’ll watch for THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL and that you can travel vicariously to some of the settings in the book. Until next time, all best and happy reading. Kat