A **Spicy Latte** for J. Kenner – her latest Stark Novel sizzles!

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On My Knees: A Stark Novel (Stark International Trilogy Book 2) by J. Kenner continues the saga of Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks. Jackson, a highly sought after architect is recruited for a major project with Stark Industries but can’t seem to escape his past, everyone wants a piece of him. Considering how private Jackson is, this creates a challenge. What will it take to bring him to his knees?

Sylvia Brooks works for Stark Industries and has an explosive history with Jackson. Can she move forward with her new job or will the connection be too intense to ignore? Working for the powerful Stark Family means taking risks both professionally and personally. Can she prove she’s worthy of the task?

Too many decisions need to be made and when it trickles down, no one is safe from harm’s way. Can love conquer all? Trust, power, betrayal – it’s all just business to Jackson. If Sylvia wants to work at Stark, she needs to be loyal to her boss. Unfortunately it comes with a heavy price. There are secrets still left unspoken between Jackson and Sylvia. Will it destroy them both?

Jackson and Sylvia they have to deal with family betrayal, pain, fear and distrust. Their lives will be intertwined in ways you won’t see coming. Jackson is a man that must always be in control. Will Sylvia be his downfall or his savior? Will she forgive him when he betrays her trust?

4 JalepenosDear readers, this must-read book is the second in a series, but it can be read as a stand alone. J. Kenner brings us fantastic characters with many layers, a story that moves fast and the heat…well the sizzle is absolutely sinful. I give this story four peppers for full on no holds barred and “go for it” sensuality & situations.

I received this ARC for a fair and honest review and look forward to the next installment to discover what’s next at Stark Industries.

For those of you who have not read the first book in this series check out my review of Say My Name (Book 1): https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/a-spicy-latte-from-a-2015-rita-finalist/

To discover a bit more about J. Kenner check out my Coffee With here: https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/coffee-with-j-kenner/

Author Info:

J Kenner

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 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.

A Spicy Latte from a 2015 RITA finalist

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Say My Name (A Stark International Book), by J. Kenner, is captivating, charming and just plain smoking, sizzling hot! Jackson Steele is a sexy and talented architect insisting on getting what he wants. What he wants is Sylvia Brooks and she works for Damien Stark at Stark International, a competitor.

When Stark International’s new project at Santa Cortez loses its architect, Stark must acquire another qualified candidate to complete the project or risk losing everything. Sylvia Brooks is passionate about her job and loves working for Damien Stark. When he offers her the chance to run the very same project that’s in jeopardy, she jumps at the chance. In fact she knows who she can get to rescue them. However, it will come at a price.

Jackson knows that Sylvia needs him to successfully complete the resort. But, he has his own conditions and terms. Will he get what he wants? Sylvia made it clear five years ago when she walked out on him that she never wanted to see Jackson Steele again. Now she’s back, pursuing him with a vengeance. Willing to do whatever it takes to get him to work on this Stark International project.  All he’s ever wanted is her. All she wants is his commitment to this project – the resort. That’s it.

What will Jackson do if he discovers her past? What will Sylvia do when she discovers he’s intentionally kept a secret from her? Can they both overcome the past to forgive and move forward? This book will touch on redemption, trust and control leaving you wanting more. I received this ARC for a fair and honest review and would purchase this book for myself and friends. I can’t believe I have to wait till June to read the next book and only hope that the time passes quickly. I look forward to reading more from J. Kenner and I know you will too!

4 JalepenosFor full on no holds barred and go for it sensuality & situations. For mature audience, 18+

Coffee With J. Kenner

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First, If we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking a Latte 🙂
What would you order?
I used to be a venti nonfat latte girl. Now I’m coffee, black. Or coffee with heavy cream.

Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions.

You write under two different names and across many genres. If someone is reading this today and they’ve never read one of your books, where would you recommend they start? If they are into sexy books, definitely start with Release Me. If they prefer lighter books, then Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Do you see the Stark Series going beyond Stark International? I think my answer to your question is yes 🙂  I envision Stark International as potentially unending. It’s conceived as a collection of trilogies featuring different heroes and heroines from the world of Stark International.

8 Tantalizing Tidbits:

1. A Must read book and why? To Kill a Mockingbird – brilliantly told, moving and a classic

2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown? San Gabriel Park

3. What is your favorite movie of all time and why? Star Wars (NOT the later trilogy)
it’s iconic
it’s mythic
it holds tons of fabulous memories for me from when I was a kid.

4. When you plot out your book do you know how it will end or do you figure it out as you go? I have to know how it ends before I can start it. But that doesn’t mean the ending stays the same by the time I get there.

5. Do you watch a TV show weekly or binge watch? BINGE!

6. First concert you attended? I **think** this was my first — Barry Manilow. (yes, I know. And we actually waited in the rain for tickets)

7. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere for research, where would you go? Australia

8. If you could invite Five people to dinner (not family or friends -that’s too easy ) who would you invite? It can be someone from the past or present, living or deceased.

(this list is subject to change with my whim and my mood!)

Rob Lowe
Leonardo Da Vinci
David O. Selznick
Neil Armstrong
Jimmy Stewart

BIO:

J Kenner

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.