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August 24, 2012

Vacations Should Be An Adventure, Right?

Writers In The Storm gives a hearty welcome back to New York Times bestselling author, Kat Martin.  Publishing books since 1985, Kat knows a thing or two about great adventures. She's here to tell you about her latest adventures both off the page and on.

By Kat Martin

Every summer we try to have some kind of adventure.  Not the hearty kind we used to undertake--like riding horseback into the high country or camping in a tent for a week.  But whatever we choose, summer is great time of year for a getaway.

This year, we took off from our home in Montana and drove to the Western Writers of America conference in Albuquerque.  We drove only back roads, just meandering two lanes, that wound us through six different states.

We visited Kathleen and Michael Gear--the authors of the PEOPLE series that takes place 10,000 years ago.  They live on a buffalo ranch in Wyoming.  We went to Moab, the rock-climbers paradise, where one of our grandsons lives.  Spectacular scenery, like no other place in the country.

We were in Santa Fe for a couple of days--oh, that town is so cool.  Historic buildings and gorgeous art galleries, to say nothing of the incredible New Mexican food.  Off the beaten path, we saw tiny Indian villages and churches that were hundreds of years old.  If you’ve never done a cross country road trip, it’s really a worthwhile adventure.

Speaking of adventure, DEEP BLUE is being re-issued September 1st, with a gorgeous new hunky male on the cover.  Conner Reese is a salvage boat captain who is hunting for sunken Spanish treasure off the coast of Jamaica.  He isn’t happy to have lady reporter, Hope Sinclair, along for the ride.  It’s high action all the way and of course plenty of hot romance.  If you haven’t read DEEP BLUE and would enjoy a great adventure right at home, I hope you’ll give it a try.

Deep Blue is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon

So tell me--what is your favorite adventure?  Love to hear from you.  Have a great summer.  Kat

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0 comments on “Vacations Should Be An Adventure, Right?”

  1. Kat, I so agree with you on New Mexico. We did a bicycle trip across NM one year. The most spectacular scenery ever! Wow, I want to go back! So jealous that Shannon Donnelly gets to live there now!

  2. Kat, Enjoyed waking up to your blog today. I love "road trips" when you can take your time. I remember reading Deep Blue when it was first released and loved it. Now I can download it to my Nook and read it again - love the new cover.

  3. When my husband and I were in Germany we traveled on a big road trip to take friends to pick up their car in Bremmerhaven, then we drove on over into the Netherlands-got the last hotel room in town that nigh. This was back the late 1970's when we didn't worry about passports or anything I don't even remember border crossings. We cam home through Belgium in a pouring rain. But we had fun.

  4. Here here on New Mexico. I stayed at Angel Fire one year with my writing friends. We made ice cream from snow and plotted like crazy. The following year a bear broke into the cabin! Thankfully no one was at home.

  5. Been a while since I've had one, Kat. But a few years back, my husband and I took many trips through Maryland going into the border between Virigina and West Virginia. Our purpose was to visit Civil War battlefields, but we saw some spectacular scenery along the way.

    Haven't read this book yet, but I love the cover! I also love that I can get it on my Nook.

  6. I used to love road trips. On our honeymoon a hundred years ago or so, my husband and I drove from Minnesota to the Grand Tetons. We saw snow in the mountain passes in late June, glided up one peak in a gondola and saw deer running through the forest beneath us. That was one of my most memorable experiences ever. We live in such a beautiful land!

  7. Oh, I love all the road trip comments! One of my favorite things to do. I'd like to take a cruise down the Mississippi riverr--if they ever get enough water again!. Hope you all enjoy Deep Blue! warmest, kat

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