Thursday, May 9, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway - J Kenner

Where will you be this summer and fall?

One of the things I most love to do is travel, and so I’m always excited when I can work a conference or event into my writing schedule.  And I’m super-psyched because I have several on the agenda, including the upcoming Romance Writers of America Conference in Atlanta.  I’ve been to Atlanta twice before—once for an RWA con and once for DragonCon (So. Much. Fun.)—and I’m looking forward to going back, revisiting the Coke Museum, and—best of all—hanging with writing friends I’ve made in the 14 (OMG) years since my very first RWA conference.

The RWA conference is in July and includes a signing, the proceeds of which benefit literacy, that is open to the public. I would absolutely love to meet readers of the Stark Trilogy (or any of my books) there!

And in August, I’ll be coming back to Georgia (I seem to have an eastern coast theme this year), this time to Savannah for Authors After Dark, which will also have a signing (please come!).  I haven’t been to Savannah since I was ten and my stepbrother managed to catch a shrimp in a net.  (Yes, that is the extent of my memory of Savannah). I’m especially excited about this trip because not only does it sound like a fabulous con (I am already planning my costume for the vampire ball), but I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil years ago, and I can’t wait to see Savannah through the eyes of that book (which, I think, I really must re-read).

Later in the year (October), I’ll be up in New Jersey at the Put Your Heart in a Book conference.  That’s always a fun conference and has the added benefit of putting me in close proximity to friends who abandoned me to move from Texas to New York!

Of course, each of these are working trips, but I love that there is fun and friends involved, too.  (If you’re in any of these areas, I’ll have details on my website soon.  I really would love to meet folks in person!)

Now if I could just see my way clear to a conference in Europe!

Do you travel for work?  Love it?  Hate it? 

One lucky commenter will win a copy of Claim Me! (print for US winners, digital for international winners!)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner has written over 40 books under multiple names including Julie Kenner and J.K. Beck.  Her newest release, CLAIM ME (April 23, 2013), debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.  Claim Me is the second book in the bestselling Stark Trilogy, which began with RELEASE ME, continues with CLAIM ME, and which will conclude in July with COMPLETE ME.

You can learn more about her at her website ( or connect with her on Twitter (@juliekenner) or on Facebook (

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.
He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist.
Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.

Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.

But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.

Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.
Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match.

I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both.

But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close . . . or shatter us completely.

 This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and Nikki Fairchild, the Southern belle who only says “yes” on her own terms.

Our desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close. Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss—and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both.

Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the  heat between us burning stronger each day.

Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come.

Complete Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to get the opportunity to read Claim Me, I read Julie's book Release Me and loved it! thank you for the giveaway!