Release Blitz: Seduce Me by J. Kenner

Perfect for readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You, this steamy eBook novella from J. Kenner, bestselling author of Release Me, features powerful billionaire Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild, on their impromptu getaway to Las Vegas—and there’s no better place to turn up the heat than in Sin City.

I’ve never felt as close to anyone as I have with Damien Stark. I know every line of his body, every secret within his soul. There’s nothing I crave more than his touch, and with his kiss, he seals his claim.
Las Vegas is the perfect place for us, where we can indulge every desire and fantasy. But when someone from my past resurfaces, I can’t ignore my instinct that I have to make things right.
With Damien by my side, I feel safe no matter the danger. Our passion protects us, drives us, makes us whole. His pleasure is an exquisite game, and one that I’ll play forever.
Seduce Me is intended for mature audiences.

Praise for J. Kenner and The Stark Trilogy

“Kenner may very well have cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.”—RT Book Reviews

“J. Kenner has written a sensually seductive storyline that catches your imagination. . . . [Release Me] will suck you in from the very start.”—The Reading Cafe

“[A] sexy and exciting ride.”—Fresh Fiction, on Claim Me

“[An] immensely satisfying series . . . The roller coaster events of Complete Me give this novel a page-turning quality.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers




About the Author

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A four time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

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Release Day Blitz: Play My Game J. Kenner

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but Damien & Nikki’s is just beginning! This steamy new Stark Ever After Novella is available today – and it includes a glimpse at the hero in J. Kenner’s upcoming SAY MY NAME!

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally intense eBook novella from J. Kenner, bestselling author of Release Me. Following fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild, Play My Game is the story of their first Valentine’s Day as newlyweds, and offers an alluring glimpse of Jackson Steele, the alpha male featured in Kenner’s upcoming novel Say My Name. Includes a special preview of Say My Name, the highly anticipated first novel in J. Kenner’s new trilogy in the Stark series.

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I never imagined that anything could top our honeymoon, but life as Mrs. Damien Stark is sweeter than any fantasy. We are forever bound by our love and our desire. His touch is my greatest treasure—and is purely mine alone. Yet no matter where we go, the ghosts of our pasts follow. We can’t escape our secrets, or the people who desperately want to bring us down. Even on Valentine’s Day, neither of us is safe. I’ll do whatever it takes to protect Damien, to fulfill his every need. His kiss is my calling, his passion my truest bliss. The dangers we face, we now face together—and nothing can make me run.  

Play My Game is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.   
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About J. Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries. J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.  

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Review: Wanted by J. Kenner

I love J. Kenner novels. I always find myself sucked in and anxious to see what happens next. Wanted is no exception! I was sucked in immediately and read the entire book in one setting!
In Wanted we have the sexy rich alpha male. We also have the sweet innocent that adores him. What’s different about this one? They’ve known each other for years. She wants him. He wants her. He won’t act on it.
There are things she doesn’t know about him. Things that can create some very real problems for her. We have the added benefit of some suspense in the story. It’s not much suspense, but enough to add some tension to the story.
Angie and Evan are explosive. Their chemistry is off the charts and hot as hell! Angie wanted Evan and went after him. She may have been innocent in certain things about Evan, but she knew she loved him and wanted him!
Evan tried to do the right thing. He did. He tried to stay away. But he couldn’t resist her any more than she could resist him.
I was intrigued and couldn’t put the book down. My only complaint is that I wanted the suspense to be involved than it was. There are more books coming in the Most Wanted Series and I can’t wait to read them. Now, this one is a stand alone. There’s no cliffhanger. Angie and Evan’s story is complete in this story. The other stories in the series are about Evan’s friends.  Bring them on! I’m ready!

Review: Complete Me by J. Kenner

Complete Me picks up right where Claim Me leaves off. There’s no break in time. We’re in Germany where Damien is facing murder charges. He refuses to reveal the abuse he suffered in order to get the charges dismissed. Nikki is beside herself as she watches Damien go through all of this and there’s nothing she can do to stop it.
Secrets are revealed, secrets are kept and more secrets are made.
Let me start by saying I have LOVED this trilogy. I’m not really sure why because Damien and Nikki are two of the most dysfunctional people EVER! Not only are they dysfunctional, they give a new definition to co-dependent.  What’s interesting though, is that not matter how dysfunctional they are, together they work. They bring each other a peace and grounding that alone they don’t have. Somehow, they make it work.
As with the other stories in this trilogy we have some amazingly hot sex, incredible tension between Nikki and Damien and a mystery that needs to be solved. In this one, we get answers to questions that came up in the other stories, we get some new questions, that are answered in this one, and we get romance that is as amazing as it is dysfunctional.

I was definitely on a roller coaster ride with this trilogy. I’m having a few bittersweet moments as on the one hand I’m glad to have all the answers but on the other hand I hate to leave Damien and Nikki. But after everything they’ve been through, they deserve their Happily Ever After.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Claim Me by J. Kenner


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.

J. Kenner, What’s Your Billionaire Toy of Choice?
There are a lot of fun things about writing books like the Stark Trilogy, but there’s a special appeal to peeking into the billionaire lifestyle.  After all, I’ve only ridden in a limo twice.  Once after my wedding (a present from a friend) and the other time when an editor rented a limo at a conference to take her authors to dinner (that was a blast!).
So getting to put on the billionaire persona and step into Damien Stark’s world has been great fun.
But it also makes me think:  if I could pick just one billionaire “toy” (I’m going to loosely define toy to include houses and travel!) what would I pick?
And that is a hard one.
Damien Stark loves cars, and he has some exceptional ones, ranging from classics like Bentleys to power machines like the Bugatti Veyron.  But neither of those are really practical for me, and unless I went with the limo, I don’t know that any of Damien’s cars would serve me (and my husband and two kids) as well as my mini-van.  (How sad and pathetic is that?)
So then there’s the house.  I searched Malibu high end real estate sites to get a picture of Damien’s Malibu house in my mind, and I have to say, the mental picture I have is pretty darn sweet. 
But if I choose that as my toy, then I have to consider the rules.  Does it come with maid service?  Because I can barely keep my 3000 square foot house clean.  What would I do if I had more than triple that?
I mean, that’s quite the dilemma, right? 
Then there’s art.  Or fancy cameras.  Or helicopters.  Or jets.  Or hotel ownership, restaurant interests, insane clothing budgets.  All of which sound awesome.
But I think the “toy” that appeals to me most is the travel.  Because a billionaire pretty much has an unlimited ticket to see the world, and as I was doing research on the Hotel Kempinski in Munich (in Claim Me and Complete Me) I have to admit that my jaw was pretty much on the floor.  I would love to stay there and use that hotel as a base to explore Germany.  For that matter, I’d love to stay at any number of fabulous hotels that I can imagine Damien strolling into.
So that’s it for me: my billionaire “toy” of choice is an essentially unlimited travel budget.  What’s yours?
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(print for US winners, digital for international winners!)
Answer J. Kenner’s question, “what’s your billionaire toy of choice?” and include your email address.  Good luck!
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, is the second book in the bestselling Stark Trilogy, which began with RELEASE ME, a multi-week NYT and USA today bestseller, continues with CLAIM ME (which debuted at #2 on the NYT list!), and which will conclude in July with COMPLETE ME.
You can learn more about her at her website (http://www.juliekenner.com) or connect with her on Twitter (@juliekenner) or on Facebook (http://juliekenner.com/facebook/)

Review: The Stark Trilogy: Release Me and Claim Me by J. Kenner

Today I’m reviewing two books in the Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner. The first one Release Me was published January 1, 2013. The second one Claim Me was released April 23, 2013. The final installment is Complete Me and is scheduled to be released July 30, 2013. So, get ready for hot romance with a dreamy leading man!

Let’s begin, shall we?

Review: Release Me

OMFG! OMFG! 
This is one amazing story. Unfortunately it will be compared to Fifty Shades of Grey and while there are a couple of similarities, it is NOT a retelling of that story! It’s its own unique story, full of passion, tension, and heart wrenching moments.
Damien Stark is a former tennis pro who now runs his own multi-million dollar business conglomerate. He’s a control freak in every part of his life. Nikki is a former beauty pageant winner who is fresh to LA and looking to make her mark. She wants to do it on her own and away from her mother.
The tension between them is fierce and wonderful. It’s not just sexual tension but emotional tension as well. They both have secrets and they’re afraid those secrets will drive the other one away. They both crave intimacy with each other, emotional intimacy, but they’re scared.
Damien introduces Nikki to wonderful decadence and the finer things in life. She lets him spoil her and takes it all in stride. She does all this without being a gold-digger or out to get all she can from him. It’s part of who he is and accepts it as that. He’s edgy and dark and controlling. Nikki is no stranger to edgy and dark, maybe not in the traditional manner, but she’s no stranger to pain, fear and loss of control. The loss of control she has with Damien intrigues her and scares her at the same time.
Some secrets were revealed in Release Me. Others are yet to come. There has to be a second story with Nikki and Damien. We don’t have all the secrets and there are hints of more scandal to come. While there’s no big cliffhanger at the end, you are left wondering. What else is there?
J. Kenner does an amazing job of grabbing you in the very beginning and not letting you go. At one point in the story I did get frustrated with Ollie, Nikki’s friend, and Damien, my interest never wavered. I devoured this book in one day! I could NOT put it down.
It’s a wonderfully emotional and tension filled story that will leave you wanting more!
Review: Claim Me
Claim Me is the second story in the Stark Trilogy. It picks up right where Release Me left off.  While Claim Me picks right up where Release Me left off, J. Kenner does an amazing job of summarizing what happened in Release Me. It’s done in a way that isn’t overbearing to the current story and it doesn’t take up much of the story in Claim Me. It was just enough to refresh my memory!
Damien and Nikki’s story is a wonderful story about accepting people for who they are and not what you want them to be. It shows how two people, who are very flawed can let their scars hang out there and those who love them will accept them as they are. Build them up. Make them stronger. Be someone to lean on.
We learn so many things about Damien in this story. His history is not pretty. It’s brutal and makes you wonder how anyone could survive that and turn out partially normal. Nikki learns that she’s really quite strong. Where she thought she was weak, was actually strength. Damien brings that out in her.
One of the greatest things about this book is Damien. He’s a master with words. He could build an erotic scene and ratchet the tension up using only his words. He didn’t have to  lay a hand on Nikki to get her (and me) all hot and bothered. His words were enough. I could imagine his voice. Like smooth whiskey going down. Mmmmm………
HOT HOT HOT!!
Another great aspect of this story is how their relationship continued. It was refreshing to see a couple continue to learn and explore each other without breaking up and running from each other at every turn. When there were problems, they got mad, argued, gave each other space and moved on. It was nice to see a couple deal with issues instead of running at the first sign of problems.
Now, my big problem….Ollie. That man needs to get a reality check. He’s trying to protect Nikki, but he’s doing it all wrong. He’s going about it in the wrong way. He loves her. We get that. But Nikkie will never love him the way he loves her. Not only that, he’s just continuing to drive a wedge between him and Nikki. It’s actually quite sad to watch.
We’re left with a bit of a cliffhanger. There are some problems that Damien must face. I can’t tell you what they are, as that would give away the big secret. But let me just say, it’s no small matter.  We’re left with some unresolved issues for Damien, but luckily Nikki is the perfect woman for Damien and she makes sure he knows it!
Now, we just need the third installment and we’re good.  Bring it on J. Kenner! I’m ready!
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Review: Release Me by J. Kenner

Another billionaire who owns everything seducing the chica. Will I ever get tired of reading this “50” genre. Nope. I’m a sucka. But this tale is a different tale…

Nikki Fairchild and Damien Stark are kindred spirits in their youths. They both did what their parents wanted them to do. Damien being a professional tennis player and Nikki in beauty pageants. They met at one of the pageants that Nikki was in while he was a guest judge, and they had a moment.

Six years later they meet again. Nikki’s working for a company and she is trying to get Damien’s help with a project. When said project goes belly up, Nikki gets fired. 

Damien and Nikki have a connection thru art. He hires her to be a model for a painting he wants, and she agrees because she isn’t employed. With their togetherness, they develop feelings and with these feelings they form a relationship. 

Nikki uses pain to help with her problems. She use to cut herself and with this she is scarred. Damien sees this and helps her with it. I truly felt the connection with them. I loved how he saw her thru his eyes. Damien made her feel cherished and desirable. He’s also a very sensual man who makes beautiful love and when the time calls for it, hot sex. *All I’m saying is he can give me a rub down anytime*

Her best friends Jamie and Ollie were a hoot even though they are messed up. Nikki’s mom is a total biatch. No lie. I’m really looking forward to the next installment!!

Favorite line:

“Why?” I whisper. “Why does everything fall away when I’m with you?”
“Because there’s nothing else, he answers. “Nothing but you and me.”

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