Friday, July 31, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Ultimate Betrayal (Maximum Security #3) by Kat Martin

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for The Ultimate Betrayal by Kat Martin. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Ultimate Betrayal
Series: Maximum Security #3
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: July 28th 2020
Print Length: 384 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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To prove her father’s innocent of treason, she’ll have to face a killer--and risk everything ...

When journalist Jessie Kegan’s father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie 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 down her grief, she’s determined to use her investigative skills and 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, killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous forces 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.

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EXCERPT:
Bran leaned back in his chair, his gaze fixed on her face. “So...no husband. No serious boyfriend, either?”

“No. Listen, if you’re finished with the third degree, I’m going to bed. It’s been a rough day.”

His gaze sharpened. “Sorry,” he said, not looking sorry at all and even more curious than before--unfortunately. “I’ll see you in the morning.”

“What time?” she managed to ask calmly.

“We leave at six.”

“I’ll be ready. Good night, Bran. And thanks again. I really appreciate your help.”

Bran casually nodded, but his beautiful blue eyes never strayed as she turned and walked away. She shouldn’t have let his questions get to her. It was a dead giveaway to a guy as smart as Brandon that there was more to the story than she was willing to tell.

Far more.

She thought of the man whose brutality had changed her life. Jordan Duran, Jordy, the man who was currently serving a ten-year prison sentence. She didn’t like to think about him. She refused to let him control any more of her life than he already had. As she had learned to do, she pushed his image from her mind and just thanked God she was still alive.

Yawning, she packed up the computer so she would be ready to travel in the morning and headed to bed. After the drama of the day--being followed from the airport, shot at, meeting Brandon Garrett and his friends, and escaping a possible tail, she should have been exhausted, and she was. Still, she couldn’t seem to fall asleep.

Every time she started to drift away, she saw Bran’s perceptive blue eyes and wondered what he thought of her. Wondered if he found her attractive. It had been months since she had been interested in a man. After Jordy, none of her attempts at a normal relationship had worked out and eventually she had just given up.

But Bran intrigued her. Both his physical beauty and his mind. She also knew that getting involved with Bran on a personal level was a terrible idea. He was exactly the heartbreaker Danny had warned her about. He was also ex-military, an adrenaline junkie who loved to be in the middle of the action. Guys like that never changed. Just as before, her judgment sucked.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

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GIVEAWAY:
Kat Martin will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Nobles gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the book blast. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different blog participating in the book blast each day. Good luck!
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30 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new release~! This weekend my summer vacation starts and this one is ready to go for me to read!

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  2. Congratulations on your new release!

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  3. Thank you for the congrats! Always a busy time when a new book is released! Hoping you all check it out and enjoy! Happy summer! Its soooo hot here -- may hit 100 today!

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  4. Sounds like a very interesting book.

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  5. I like the cover. It has great artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. Romantic Suspense - I love it!
    And a great dramatic cover.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  7. This book sounds like it would be an engaging and fascinating read.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. thanks sounds like an interesting book

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  9. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  10. What book had the most influence on you?

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  11. Sounds like an awesome read! Good luck. Thank you for the opportunity to win

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  12. Thank you for sharing the excerpt. It sounds interesting.

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    1. You are welcome! Readers seem to really get engaged with excerpts. So I always put them out for each book. There are a total of 5 excerpts, you can read them all on my website, www.KatMartin.com

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  13. Congratulations on your new release. I enjoyed the excerpt and I read the other ones already as well. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Kat, What do you most enjoy about writing?

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  15. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

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  16. sounds like a fun one

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  17. The book sounds really good. Thank you for this chance to win.

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  18. The book sounds really awesome! I liked the excerpt.

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  19. Is there anything or anyone that inspires you?

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  20. Looking forward to reading this!

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  21. The book cover looks really good and sounds like a great story!

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  22. My daughter would enjoy this book

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