Kat & LJ Martin – Tin Angel


TIN ANGEL – An Oldie but a Goodie!

Something new is happening for me this month….the re-issue of an old western romance, one of earliest novels, TIN ANGEL.  What makes it different is that this is the only book my husband (a western author of more than 25 books) and I ever wrote together.

In the story, when her father dies, beautiful and strong-willed Jessica Taggart, born and raised in Boston, travels all the way to San Francisco to help manage the Tin Angel, the business willed to her by her late father.  There she meets the ruggedly handsome, arrogant and domineering Jake Weston, her father’s partner and now Jessie’s, a man hell-bent on proving she can’t handle the job and determined to force her to sell him her share of the Tin Angel.

Not the restaurant Jessie believes when she leaves Boston, but the most notorious whore house on the Barbary Coast.

I had such fun writing this book, a story they called at the time, A Moonlighting set in the West, after the Bruce Willis, Cybil Shepard TV show.  Having never collaborated on a book, we decided that Larry would write Jake’s point of view, and I would write Jessie’s.  Jake starts by writing a series of letters to Jessie, telling her not to come West, that he will buy her out and send her the money.  Jessie writs back, telling him in no uncertain terms that she is leaving Boston on the next train to California.

Neither of us knew how the other would respond to the pages we were handed.  We just rolled with the punches and had a heckuva lot of fun as we worked. The story ended up being very different from what I usually write and since it’s a sexy romance, way, way different from what my husband usually writes. 

It’s only available in print from Amazon, but it has a fabulous new cover, and it’s available in all e-book formats.

It you’re ready to read something just for fun, I hope you’ll give TIN ANGEL a try.  And we both hope you enjoy it. 

Also, please go to my new website and enter my KINDLE SWEEPSTAKES. The winner will receive a 3rd Generation KINDLE and two of my books. Click here to enter.

Very best wishes, Kat and L.J. Martin

P.S.> Anyone who joins in the fun and posts a comment today will be entered in a contest to win a copy of Tin Angel AND Against the Wind!

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38 Comments

  1. I would love to win your book. I have been to your website and love the pictures and have been facinated reading about you and your husband. I’m on my way to your new website! By the way I love the bookcover!!!

  2. I’m back! I love the website and will be looking for several of your books that I have not read.

  3. Great post,looks like a good book to curl up with,going on a long trip an looking for some good books to read on the way

  4. What a great story!! Count me in.

  5. Sounds like a fun story! I love the cover. Got on Amazon to check out this book and ended up adding a couple of your husband’s books to my cart, as well. :o)

  6. I love the cover and the blurb. How neat to have written it with your husband. I would love to win this book.

    LindaC

  7. Great post!

  8. It sounds like a really fun story! How special, too, that you were able to write this with your husband. 🙂

  9. Kat,

    I love all your books. I have already entered your contest on you website. The cover is amazing to me. Great Post!!!!

    Thanks Kat

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  10. Hi Kat. I love your books. It is so great that you and your husband could collaborate on Tin Angel.

  11. I love a good western Kat and I will be sure to put this on my tbr list of books to buy…. And it is so great that you wrote this with your hubby…
    I love the title too..

  12. Please count me in!

  13. Welcome Kat! So nice to see you here. Wonderful on the re-release of your Western. How’s Montana treatin’ you? My husband is from there and I often get up that way to the Blackfeet reservation — their Indian Days. Beautiful picture of you, also, Kat. Always a beauty.

  14. Great post Kat! I am glad they are re-releasing your book. I love a good western romance and I will be looking for it. I thing its wonderful that you and you hubby worked on it together. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I’m in! This sounds like a great story.

  16. I love reading western romances. Might be a different slant on the story from a man’s point of view.

  17. (Something strange on the comment page, the last commenter’s info is showing there. I had to remove it to enter my information. Don’t know where the
    problem is!)

    Hi Kat, just left your website which I visited
    after receiving your newsletter. Very nice new
    website! Don’t think I ever read Tin Angel the
    first time out, I’m looking forward to reading
    it now!

  18. What a great premise for a book. I love that you wrote it with your husband. 🙂 It sounds great.

  19. I just went and bought it. Yes in the one minute since I left my last comment. I just bought a Kindle about a week ago and this is maybe the….third book I’ve purchased for it. It’s so WEIRD to think I’ll go home tonight and find a book on that little device sent magically….honestly isn’t it easier to believe in magic than to try and understand technology?????????

  20. OMG– look at all the wonderful comments! As I said in the article, this book was really fun to write. It’s a little off the wall, more humor, which I think is fun. MOntana’s been raining for about 6 weeks! lots of flooding up here. today is gorgeous. I’m heading into town for a while. back soon.

  21. Wanted to say that I love my Kindle, too. I wish I didn’t. costs us authors money everytime someone buys a kindle book instead of a published book! Hopefully, it will all shake out as the business figures out what to do with all the new technology. Nice to see you all up and about so early. Hope you have fun with TIN ANGEL. love ya’ll kat

  22. Kat, welcome back to P&P. We always love having you here at the Junction. Congratulations on your re-release. Seems a lot of publishers are looking at some of the older stories these days and bringing them back. Love the silhouettes on the cover. Very nice. I used to love Moonlighting when it was a TV series so if this story is like that no need to say more. I’ll have to have it. Wishing you lots of success with it.

  23. I love when they reissue older books… it gives me the chance to read ones I never have… thanks for sharing with us today Kat! SOunds great! 😀

  24. hi Kat,
    I can’t wait to read this. So cool that you and L.J. work together on projects–I don’t think my husband and I could ever do that. I’m lost in your story of Reese and “Beth” right now and just loving it. What a guy…Good to see you here at P&P!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl P.

  25. I’ve enjoyed many of your books, but not the two mentioned above. And I really loved the Moonlighting show so I’m sure I’d enjoy this book. It still amazes me that two people can write a book together lol.

  26. It sounds like a wonderful story and it sounds like you really had fun writing it. Can’t wait to read it!

  27. I am captivated with your novels. Tin Angel would be memorable. Your website is special. Best wishes.

  28. Tin Angel sounds like it would be a hoot of a read, cant wait! Fell in love with Jackson, one of the Raine bros. also looking forward to the other 2. Had to sneak another in between I’ve also been wanting to read. Thanks for making me go into the west Kat and dream 🙂

  29. Sounds like a fun story!

  30. This sounds like a good read. Thanks

  31. I found the Tin Angel interview you did with the hubby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmiytOl5tGk Loved it. Good luck Kat.

  32. Sorry I’m late to the party, Kat! Welcome back to the Junction. Tin Angel looks like such a great read. I’m glad they’re re-releasing it. Gorgeous cover, too.

  33. I just got home and grabbed my kindle and there was Tin Angel. I’m looking forward to it.
    And Kindles are so far NOT that great to me. I’m not sure why, but holding it, reading it, I never forget I’m reading on Kindle. Usually, in a book, I’m just totally gone. Maybe it’s cuz I haven’t read any good books on it yet. 🙂
    I’m sure Tin Angel will be the cure.

  34. You are all so amazing! I left for a couple of hours…such a gorgeous day in Montana! In the meantime, so many readers stopped by to make comments. I think you guys drove Amazon sales up today. Gotta love it! I hope you all have fun with the book. Kindle, Nook or Paperback. It is fun to have old books out again, especially one that’s been out of print for over 20 years! kat

  35. Oh, and if any of you are going to RWA in NYC, be sure to say hello. love to see you in person. kat

  36. Loved the premise for the book! should be hoot to read 🙂

  37. Loved the premise for the book! should be hoot to read 🙂

    Ps…forgot to change the info on the earlier post..sorry!

  38. I live all your books, but im disappointed that neither Borders or Barns and Noble haven’t got you book herevin Georgia. I couldn’t even order it there. Hopefully soon.

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