Itâ€™s a question that dozens of people have tried to answer.Â
On Valentineâ€™s Day, article after article attempted to explore the concept.Â Non-fiction books are written about it, essays are printed.Â Internet sites Chat about it.
The truth is there is no single answer.
From the time weâ€™re teenagers, weâ€™re thinking about finding a mate.Â When weâ€™re old and alone, our spouse long gone, weâ€™re remembering the romantic days when we fell in love, the days of our lives we spent with someone who loved us.
From the start, itâ€™s a journey fraught with perils.Â Today, with people living in cities, the odds of finding the right mate are mind-boggling.Â Thousands of bars and restaurants, millions of people all searching for someone. Â People turn to Internet dating to improve their chances of finding a person with the same interests…someone they might have a chance to love.
The same journey happens in a Romance novel and itâ€™s fraught with even more peril.Â As the reader turns the pages, for a very brief time, he or she gets to feel all the wonderful emotions a man or woman feels when they fall in love.Â
In my latest book, AGAINST THE STORM, the fourth in my AGAINST series, Trace Rawlins is a man whoâ€™s had rotten luck with women, especially redheads.Â So when Maggie Oâ€™Connell, a fiery tempered, red-headed photographer, comes to him for help against a stalker, Traceâ€™s instincts warn him away.Â He doesnâ€™t trust her and as some of her secrets come to life, Trace is even more determined to stay away from her–no matter how much he wants her in his bed.
But what if Maggie is telling the truth and she really is in danger?Â No matter his feelings, Trace is determined to keep her safe.
The best part about reading a Romance is that from the very first page, the reader secretly knows that whatever perils this couple faces, whatever suffering they endure, will be worth it.
Because by the last page of the book, these lovers are going to get the happy ending they deserve, the forever kind of love.
I hope you will watch for AGAINST THE STORM, and that youâ€™ll look for AGAINST THE NIGHT and AGAINST THE SUN, coming after the first of the year.
Till then very best wishes and happy reading, Kat
- About the Author
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Currently living in Missoula, Montana, Kat is the bestselling author of over fifty Historical and Contemporary Romance Suspense novels. Before she started writing in 1985, Kat was a real estate broker. During that time, she met her husband, Larry Jay Martin, author of more than twenty books, both westerns and mysteries. Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History.
“I’ve always loved books. I was an avid reader, with any number of my own stories rolling around in my head. Writing them down seemed a logical step.”
“I love anything old,” Kat says. “I love to travel and especially like to visit the places where my books are set. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It’s fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era.”
Kat began with historical romance and is currently writing romantic suspense.