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Publication Order of Blood Ties Books

with Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti
One Last Kiss (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Goodnight (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Mile (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Last Chance (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peril (With: Alexandra Ivy,Rebecca Zanetti) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of BOSS, Inc. Books

Into the Fury (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Whirlwind (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Firestorm (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bride's Trilogy Books

Royal's Bride (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reese's Bride (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rule's Bride (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brodies Of Alaska Books

Against the Heart (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Wild (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Sky (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Tide (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Clayton Books

Wicked Promise (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Sin (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dreyerville, Michigan Books

The Christmas Clock (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Song for My Mother (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Garrick Books

Gypsy Lord (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Vengeance (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Prize (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heartless/Fire Trilogy Books

Heartless (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Inside (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fanning the Flame (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heart Trilogy Books

Heart of Honor (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Fire (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Courage (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kingsland Books

Innocence Undone (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Passions (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Litchfield Books

Nothing But Velvet (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silk and Steel (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maximum Security Books

Wait Until Dark (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Sunrise (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conspiracy / Until Midnight (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows at Dawn (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deception (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Nightfall (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Betrayal / The Betrayal (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Midnight (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Murder (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Necklace Trilogy Books

The Bride's Necklace (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Necklace (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Handmaiden's Necklace (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paranormal I Books

The Silent Rose (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The first two books of this series were written under the pen name Kasey Mars.

Publication Order of Paranormal II Books

Scent of Roses (By: ) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summit (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Strangers (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Raines Of Wind Canyon Books

Against the Wind (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Fire (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Law (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Storm (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Night (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Sun (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Odds (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Edge (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Mark (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sinclair Sisters Trilogy Books

Midnight Sun (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Heat (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Blue (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Southern Books

Creole Fires (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savannah Heat (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Natchez Flame (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Trilogy Books

Beyond Reason (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Danger (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Control (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Magnificent Passage (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dueling Hearts (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tin Angel (With: L.J. Martin) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain's Bride (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lover's Gold (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bold Angel (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Rider (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Secrets (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Rain (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Ways (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Illusion (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Christmas Angel (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlaw Ghost (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

'Tis the Season(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted West, Vol. 1(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pivot(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Hearts Anthology(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Writing romance novels for some time now, American author Kat Martin, who also goes under the pen names of Kathy Lawrence and Kasey Marx, has been enjoying success thanks to her ever populist appeal. Having written a wide-range of novels spanning across her long and illustrious career, she continues to pave the way within her field. Published worldwide, this success shows no signs of stopping anytime soon either.

Early and Personal Life

Kat Martin, also known by her full name as Kathleen Kelly Martin, has always enjoyed writing as she’s always held a passion for the written word for as long as she can remember. Born on the 14th of July, 1947, she was brought up in the Central Valley of California the place of her birth. It was her that she was to gain many of the experiences and inspiration that were to inform much of her adult writing careet that was to follow.

Studying in Santa Barbara at the University of California, she graduated with a degree in history and anthropology, a qualification that would later help determine much of her source material. With a strong interest in history and the past, this was to help provide the basis of much of her work throughout her career. Currently living Missoula, Montana, she now lives with the photographer and writer Larry Jay Martin. Himself an author of over twenty books, mostly concerning mysteries and westerns, they bonded over a mutual love of literature. Originally a real estate broker, Kat turned to writing in 1985 as she took it up full time and has never looked back since as she’s gone on to be one of the most celebrated writers within her field.

Writing Career

Getting her first book published in 1988 with the title ‘Magnificent Passage’ Kat Martin was to go on to enjoy a full and fruitful writing career. Giving up her job as a real estate broker in 1985, she quickly turned to what she loved; writing, and this has continued right up until today. Most of her novels are said to come from snippets she has seen, read or heard, as the small seed of an idea quickly grows into a fully fledged novel. Starting out by writing primarily historical romance, she soon developed her work as she began to progress more into the suspense and mystery area of the romance genre. With strong themes running throughout, she continually comes back to a set of core topics and genres that she holds dear.

Having written over twelve individual novels and counting, Kat has also created a collection of much beloved series that have found a worldwide audience. Starting out with her ‘Southern’ series and her ‘Garrick Family’ line of novels, she’s managed to build a very reputable brand of fiction that’s unique to her. Currently writing ‘The Raines of Wind Canyon’, she’s still producing to this very day, with more novels in the series to come. She’s been published both nationally and internationally, to much acclaim both critically and commercially. No stranger to awards either, she’s managed to accrue a number of these over the years, such as the Reviewers Choice between 1989 and 1990 for her novel ‘Captain’s Bride’. This is a trend that doesn’t look set to diminish anytime soon, as her career looks set to go from strength-to-strength for some time yet.

Magnificent Passage

Initially published on the 1st of September, 1988, this was to be the book that was to introduce Kat Martin to the world and large. Creating somewhat of a stir at the time, it was to win her fans as well as setting the overall tone for her books. Not only that, but it also helped to establish her style too.

In this first book of hers, Kat introduces the character of Mandy who is hoping to escape her somewhat tumultuous existence within the confines of Fort Laramie, as she looks to break away and explore the world beyond. Soon to flee her overbearing and stifling existence, she escapes by using the identity of Julia, her cousin. As she pretends to be Julia, she then breaks away as she flees to the capital of California with all its glittering lights and excitement. Here her uncle is the governor and she hopes to make a new life for herself, one fraught with the thrill of adventure and suspense. Soon though, this turns to romance, as she sets her eyes upon her guide, a handsome and mysterious gentleman who happens to sweep her off her feet giving her the newfound zest for life that she was looking for. Will she find what she’s looking for in this bright new exciting life of hers? Could he really be the one for her with his thrilling and exciting ways offering her all that she could ever hope for? What will come next as Mandy decides to embark on her magnificent passage?

Against the Wind

Originally published on the 28th of December, 2010, this was to set-up what was to be Kat Martin’s latest line of books with her ‘Raines of Wind Canyon’ series. Creating the overall tone that was to follow, this helped to establish the series as a whole. It also allowed Martin to create her chief protagonists as well.

Known to many as ‘the no-account Raines boys’, they’re well-regarded and respected for their ability to overcome hardships and tough streetwise style. With both honor and respect, they’ve built themselves up to be successful and ever-resourceful individuals. They seem to be missing only one thing, which they’ve left at the wayside for all these years and that something is love. Enter Sarah Allen, the girl who first humiliated Jackson Raines all the way back in the high-school as she returns to Wind Canyon having been widowed. Finding herself on his ranch, he quickly finds that he doesn’t want to get rid of her. As trouble then starts to arise from her past as strangers arrive in relation to her ex-husband, she soon discovers their migh be problems for her and her daughter Holly. Will she be able to overcome these issues and live the peaceful life once more? What are the issues and can she keep her daughter safe? Can Jackson Raine learn to love as he goes against the wind?

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2 Responses to “Kat Martin”

  1. Jeannette Garand: 2 years ago

    Hello Kat,
    Just a question. You’ve written several novellas that are only available one readers. My question is can you not have them released in print form. I find it very difficult to read a story on my iPad. The light is very hard on the eyes when reading for some time.
    I have all the stories that have been released in printed form and treasure your writing,

    • Keith T: 2 days ago

      I had the same problem.

      Solution: Libby app permits you to select a solid black background with white colored font. This reduces the glare & is easy on your eyes

      Hope that helps


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