Monday, 20 November 2017

✜ J. Kenner ✜ WICKED TORTURE ✜ #StarkWorld3 ✜ #Excerpt ✜

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane 

Stark World Standalone #3
• 14 November 2017
• slighty connected to the Stark Ever After Series  
(as in we met the 3 guys from this series in the Stark and Dallas Sykes books!)

Readers new to J. Kenner's books should/need to start with the first book in the Stark series: 
#ReleaseMe ☺

5 Stars
Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.

Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it

Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.

But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love

YAYYY finally Noah's book!!!

We already met him in Dallas Sykes' trilogy - he used to work for this secret hostage rescue group.
And now Noah works as the boss in Damien Stark's Austin technology branch.
His friends tell him that it's finally time to start dating again. His wife and little daughter died nine years ago - he has to start living again.
But of course it's not that easy.
And then he sees her. Kiki.
She was the love of his life, until he had to break her heart to go marry Diana. Nobody really knows what happened back then, but Kiki is so not happy to see Noah again. But of course she's still in love with him too. Damn him!
And now they have to work together!

What will happen to Kiki & Noah?
Will there be a second chance for a HEA?

Awww, what an adorable and moving second-chance love story!
I just loved Noah and Kiki!!!
They were so perfect for each other 10 years ago and then Noah didn't want to repeat his dad's mistakes and leave his ex alone with their child - so he left Kiki and broke both their hearts. Ugh! So sad. But now here's their 2nd chance. But Kiki is not yet ready for another go at that happily ever after - she's too scared to be left again.

Great romance!
Adorable and funny and so moving and sad and ... I just loved it!
I only had to imagine a different hair color for Noah in my head, because red/ginger/copper does NOT work for me at all! ☺☺☺ But he's an amazing guy. Hot and smart and so sweet and broken and ugh. Amazing story!
And I also loved that we got to see lots of old friends again!! ☺

WICKED TORTURE was another amazingly adorable & sexy & moving book in this series. Will Noah and Kiki use this 2nd chance for a happily ever after? Run to your nearest amazon to find out!

ARC received for an honest review

I love delving into the Starkiverse, and it feels like forever since I have been there.

And diving in there with Noah and Kiki was amazing, it was beautiful, it was heartbreaking.

She was the one that got away. The one who he broke.  The one he always loved.   Sigh.

I am a big fan of a second chance romance, and when it is done as wonderfully as Wicked Torture, I don't want it to end.

I wanted to slap some sense into Noah at times, and my heart broke for Kiki as the story unfolded.  However I was their biggest cheerleaders, as I needed them to find their way to their HEA.

Wicked Torture quickly became a favourite J Kenner book, and I am impatiently waiting to see what she brings us next.

I lick my lips, waiting. Trying to stand still. Trying not to shatter under the riot of sensations he’s set loose in my body.
And trusting that whatever he wants of me next will take me that much further.
This is the Noah I remember. The man who held my pleasure in his hand. Who knew my body as well as I did.
A man who could set me on fire with nothing more than a glance. Whose fingers worked magic on me, and whose cock filled me. Whose words set my imagination soaring.
Slowly, he lowers his mouth to my ear again. And slower still, he whispers, “I want you naked.”
A shiver cuts through me. I picture myself standing between him and the window. Seeing myself as he touches me. Feeling the brush of his clothes as he pulls me close. Vulnerable. His.
Boldly, I reach back and unfasten my bra, then let it drop to the floor. I’m wearing canvas flats, and I kick them off.
I hear him draw in a breath behind me. A simple thing, but the sound is just slightly uneven, and I know that he’s as turned on as I am.
And that, frankly, makes it even hotter.
I keep my back to him, but my eyes are locked on his in the reflection. I lower my hands to my slacks. They’re already unzipped, and now I slide my hand along the waistband, then shimmy out of them, finally kicking them aside.
For a moment, I stand defiantly in my underwear, as if to turn the tables and make him plead with me. But the truth is, I want this, too. I want to stand naked in front of him. I want to see the heat in his eyes as he looks at me.
That’s the power I have, and I want to wield it. I want to bring him to his knees.
I want an explosion. Because there’s too much passion lingering between us. It’s wild and it’s dangerous and it’s combustible. And until we burn through it, it’s going to tie us together.
And as much as I wish we could get back to the past, I know it’s not possible.
We have to get past this thing.
I know it; I’m certain of it.
But right now I’m so damn grateful that the only way clear is through the man himself.
For right now at least, I’ll take the moment. I’ll take Noah.
And, I think as I peel off the panties and then stand naked in front of the mirror, I’ll take as much of him as I can get.




Book #2 

If you haven't read the Stark series yet ....



3.5 - TAKE ME

3.55 - TAME ME - Jamie & Ryan 1
3.6 - HAVE ME

3.8 - SEDUCE ME 
3.9 - UNWRAP ME 
3.11 - ENTICE ME
3.12 - TEMPT ME - Jamie & Ryan 2  

4.1 - HOLD ME

Of course there are a few connected Spin-Off trilogies happening here and there... 
First the Heated, Wanted, Ignited - very slightly connected!
Then it's Jackson Steele's trilogy, very connected:
Say My Name, On My Knees, Under My Skin
And then it's Dallas Sykes with
Dirtiest Secret, Hottest Mess, Sweetest Taboo.
And this year we'll have the Wicked Spin-Off which features a few guys we already met and see again in Anchor Me:
Wicked Grind, Wicked Dirty, Wicked Torture.

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.
Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.
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 three 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).
Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

Friday, 17 November 2017

✪ Reservations ✪ Kindle Alexander ✪ Blog Tour & Giveaway ✪

Title: Reservations
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2017

Amazon Review - ““Reservations” by Kindle Alexander is a rare gem in the world of M/M Romance, because it is genuinely compelling story telling!”
Amazon Review - “Thane & Levi stole my heart!!”
Amazon Review - “Thane and Levi!! Simply amazing”
Amazon Review - “A beautifully written love story that is guaranteed to melt you heart!”

Wildly successful entrepreneur, Thane Walker is stubbornly set in his ways. Adamantly resistant to the shackles of commitment, he’s seen enough unhappy endings to learn the best way to play is by keeping his men on the payroll. 

Levi Silva’s dream of graduating from one of the country’s top medical schools is in his grasp, until news from home changes everything. Now, he’s raising his two teenage brothers and trying to keep everyone’s head above water, emotionally and financially. 

When Levi’s new job puts him in Thane’s path, their chemistry explodes, but their fear of being involved in relationships keeps them apart. Unfortunately, despite the intense desire drawing them together, neither man can move forward until they get past their own…Reservations.

ARC received for an honest review

A new Kindle Alexander book - let me at it.

I have adored all the KA books I have read to date, so it was a no brainer to pick up Reservations.

And whilst I liked it, I didn't love love love it like I have their other works (oy that pains me to say!)

I freaking adore Levi from the minute we first meet him. He is smart and sexy, and more than a little reserved.  When he is with his brothers, sigh, my heart ached for him, but also grew with so much love and respect for him.

Thane. Hmmm, well I did have my issues with him.  He is kind of a spoiled brat when he doesn't get his way, then steamrolls over everyone who doesn't fall at his feet.  

He is a bit of an ass.  And I love Levi all the more for standing up to him.

Now I am going to say something I never ever though I would say...

I found Reservations a little too wordy.  Gasp, I know what you are thinking.  It is just to me that there was some things that just seemed to loop, and the story would have felt better if 40  or 50 pages were cut - but this is probably just me.

Levi's brothers are the awesome and I hope we get more of them in the future somewhere.

I loved the characters from KA's other books making an appearance. We got glimpses of Arik and Kellus, and Dylan and Tristan.  And my favourite secondary character from other books and this one Julian.

I can't wait for Julian's story.

Bring it on, Kindle Alexander.


Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.

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