Romantic Suspense and Thriller

Against The Sky By Kat Martin

Friday, January 23, 2015

ALASKA. In America’s last wilderness there is no limits to what a man can do.

Book Summary …

For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he’s seen, he’s definitely in need of a break.

Samantha Hollis never thought she’d meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be more than a one-night stand?

When Nick invites her to Alaska, Samantha decides to find out, never guessing the depths she’ll discover in him or the tangle of murder, kidnapping, and danger about to engulf them both …

A note from Kat …

AGAINST THE SKY is a fish out of water story. Nick Brodie, an ex-Anchorage cop, is tough as nails, a true man's man, comfortable in the hard life in Alaska. But Samantha Hollis, owner of a pet grooming parlor in San Francisco likes shopping at Sak's and a day at the spa. Unwillingly swept into Nick’s problems, Samantha finds herself on a wild ride that leads them in to passion and terrible danger.

It was fun finding ways to make their relationship work when they seem so very far apart. This one’s very fast paced, but it has a soft heart. It turned out to be one of my favorites.

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What are reviewers saying about AGAINST THE SKY?

“Against the Sky by Kat Martin sizzles enough to melt a polar icecap. She allows these two polar opposite to find that elusive chemistry that the world craves, but their differences present enough of a challenge that one wonders I love can conquer all or not. Kick in the suspense and danger from the Russian mob and voila! Romantic suspense!”

“Wow, the action scenes are so exciting. I never knew what would happen next.”

“The second book in Kat Martin's Brodie's of Alaska series delivers an awesome punch of suspense and romance.”

A sneek peak into Against the Sky …

Nick helped Samantha into his black Ford Explorer for the drive down the hill to his house. It had started to rain. This late in September, rainy days were a given.

“What do you think really happened to Jimmy?” she asked. “A fistfight with a schoolmate wouldn’t explain why he didn’t come home all day.”

“Maybe he was afraid of what his aunt would say when she saw his face, but it’s hard to believe. Jimmy’s usually the kind of kid who tackles trouble head on.”

“Then what else could it be?”

Nick shook his head. “Worrying his aunt that way was really out of character.” He ran a hand over the late night beard along his jaw. “I don’t know, it seemed like he was trying to brazen it out, putting up a tough front, but I got a feeling he was scared.”

“Of his aunt?”

Nick shook his head. “No.” He sighed. “Hell, he’s a kid. Maybe I was reading the whole thing wrong. I’ll talk to him in the morning, see if I can get him to open up.” He looked over at Samantha as he pulled into the driveway. “I’ve got a microwave. How about we heat up some of that chicken you cooked before we had to go looking for a runaway kid?”

“Good idea. I’m really hungry.”

“Me, too.” But the kind of hunger he was feeling had nothing to do with food and everything to do with Samantha Hollis. He tried not to remember the last time they had been together, the softness of her lips, her small, feminine curves, her sweet cries of passion as she moved beneath him.

He tried, but by the time he pulled the car into the garage and turned off the engine, helped Samantha down from the SUV, he was hard as a frigging stone.
Samantha smiled as he led her into the kitchen. “I imagine after all the excitement, we’ll both get a good night’s sleep.”

He cast her thunderous look. “You really think so? Because I’ll be lying there half the night aching for you, wishing you were in my bed instead of your own.”

Her eyes widened. “But you said--“

“I know what I said. I said you’d be safe if you came to Alaska, and I won’t break my word. Doesn’t mean I don’t want you.” He leaned over and very softly kissed her, felt his arousal stirring beneath his jeans. Samantha returned the kiss, making him harder still, then she pulled away.

“I-I’d better get the chicken out of the fridge and into the microwave.” She started walking toward the refrigerator, stopped and turned back. “I’m glad your friend. Jimmy, is safe.”

“Yeah, at least for now.” It took superhuman effort to force his mind off sex and onto the conversation he needed to have with the boy in the morning. The kid was important to him. The boy’s father had just died and Jimmy was convinced it was murder. It was crazy, but after what had happened tonight, it was clear that something was wrong. Nick needed to find out what the hell was going on.

Samantha couldn’t sleep. Nick had said he’d be lying in bed aching for her, wishing she were there beside him. She hadn’t thought she would be the one aching, unable to sleep.

How could she have forgotten the magnetic pull of the man? The aura of masculinity that had so effortlessly seduced her before?

Just looking at that lean-muscled body as he walked around the house made her want him, those long purposeful strides that had attracted her from the moment she had seen in the hotel. And those amazing eyes, the most arresting shade of blue she had ever seen. Eyes that should have been cool but instead seemed to burn with an inner heat.

Nick was the kind of man who touched easily and without conscious thought, the kind who made a woman feel protected and desired. She remembered the feel of his hard body pressing her down in the mattress, his muscles flexing as he took her, the pleasure he had given her. She remembered every moment she had spent with Nick.

She wanted Nick Brodie, had from the moment he had rescued her from a stranger’s unwanted advances.

But now there was more at stake. So much more. She needed to know him, trust him.
She needed time to be certain he was the kind of man he seemed.

She heard movement in the bedroom next to hers. Nick was awake, just as he’d said.

How long could she resist the urge to go to him, offer him her body as she had done before?

With a sigh, Samantha plumped her pillow, put it over her head, and tried not to wish Nick would storm through the door and demand a place in her bed.

Enter CONTEST on my website!

To celebrate the release of AGAINST THE SKY (The Brodie Brothers of Alaska, Book Two) Kat Martin is giving away an elegant pair of Swarovski crystal earrings AND autographed copies of the first three books in her wildly popular AGAINST series (Against the Wind, Against the Fire, Against the Law) to one lucky winner.
crystal earrings. The “Luna Pierced Earrings” were inspired by the pristine snowy Alaskan landscape, the setting for AGAINST THE SKY and all the books in the Brodies of Alaska trilogy. The shape of this pure design mirrors water droplets. Each Moonlight Swarovski crystal, in a small Toupie cut, sparkles on a rhodium-plated hook. Contest runs thru the end of February.

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