A Guest Blog Post by Kat Martin
One of the fun things about writing is the places your research takes you. In INTO THE FURY, Ethan Brodie, a bodyguard at Brodie Operations Security Services– BOSS, Inc., the guys call it–is hired to protect the models in the La Belle lingerie fashion when they receive threatening notes.
Ethan isn’t happy with the assignment. He’s been having trouble with his ex-girlfriend and he’s sworn off women. The last thing he wants is to travel with what he thinks will be a group of hot-bodied, air-head divas on a cross country tour.
Worse yet, he’s promised his cousin’s wife he’ll watch out for her close friend, Valentine Hart, one of the models on the tour. When one of the women is murdered, things go from bad to worse, with copycat killers, unruly fans, and millions of dollars in diamonds.
Ethan has his hands full, and of course, he is rapidly learning that being a lingerie model is a whole lot harder than he thought. And the women, including Valentine, are a whole lot smarter.
In order to get a feel for what a lingerie model–think Victoria’s Secret–actually does, I did a lot of research online. The fashion shows take hours of grueling practice and dozens of costume changes. The women can make up to eight thousand dollars an hour, but they earn every dime!
It’s a glamorous job but it requires an amazing amount of discipline, physical exercise, and a strict diet to keep their bodies in perfect shape. There is lots of travel, long days, and all the partying is a myth. Hangovers do not make for beautiful faces.
I had fun with the clothes, the brilliant colors, the extravagant fabrics–what little they actually wear! What woman wouldn’t love to look good in feathers, sequined thongs, and sky-high heels–especially if she winds up in bed with a hunky guy like Ethan Brodie.
I hope you’ll watch for INTO THE FURY and that you enjoy the glitz and glamour as Ethan is drawn into Valentine’s world.
And I hope you’ll watch for the next two BOSS Inc. novels, INTO THE WHIRLWIND and INTO THE FIRESTORM. Till then all best and happy reading,
Read, Write, Ripley
Review (5 Stars)
A thrilling action adventure from start to finish! Into the Fury is jam packed with suspense, romance and plenty of chills as a dangerous madmen sets his sights on lingerie models all ready for their cross country tour.
Fearful for the lives of their models and their overall well-being, show producers hire Ethan Brodie and the BOSS Inc. to help protect the women. One such woman is family friend, Valentine Hart, and despite her beauty and personality, (she) is strictly off-limits both in the bedroom and Ethan’s heart.
When the madman decides to move up from threats to action, the adventure really begins as Brodie and the BOSS Inc. team must utilize brain and brawn to figure out who’s next and how to stop him from brutalizing the women they have come to care for.
Grab your copy today and get ready to dive into a high-octane thriller featuring one bossy badass alpha male, a sweet heroine who is more than just a pretty face and plenty of smokin’ hot action in and off the sheets.
Review (4.5 Stars)
Into the Fury pulled me into its storyline from the very beginning and I loved figuring out the clues right along with Val and Ethan. These two characters seemed as though they wouldn’t work well together, but they did on so many levels. Ethan had sworn off women until he laid his eyes on Val, who was a model for the company that he was providing security for. She wasn’t the typical blonde model and I absolutely loved that about her. She was smart, strong, and just wanted to make enough money so she could finish her education. Ethan was the perfect match for her and I wish there were more guys like Ethan in the world.
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