Tuesday 11 April 2017

✜ J. Kenner ✜ ANCHOR ME ✜ #Stark4 ✜ #Excerpt ✜

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane 

Stark Trilogy #4

272  pages
• Release Date: 11 April 2017

New readers should/need to start with Nikki & Damien's first book #ReleaseMe ☺

Also, if you haven't read any of those little Novellas between book 3 and 4, you can totally read Anchor Me without them...BUT you should read them, we meet lots of people and hear lots of new & exciting stuff in them. 

★★★★★5 Stars

 FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. KENNER comes the highly anticipated fourth novel in the fast-paced series including Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. 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 his beloved wife Nikki Fairchild Stark, the Southern belle who only says “yes” on her own terms. 

It’s a new chapter in the life of Nikki and Damien Stark ...

Though shadows still haunt us, and ghosts from our past continue to threaten our happiness, my life with Damien is nothing short of perfection. He is my heart and my soul. My past and my future. He is the man who holds me together, and his love fuels my days and enchants my nights.

But when tragedy and challenge from both inside and outside the sanctity of our marriage begins to chip away at our happiness, I am forced to realize that even a perfect life can begin to crack. And if Damien and I are going to win this new battle, it will take all of our strength and love ...

Nikki and Damien Stark are finally back with a full-length novel!!!

I just loved how Julie released all those little novellas for us and then BAM we get another real book about our two darlings! I would've been happy with a new novella a couple times a year forever, but this is so much better!!

I'll try not to spoil anything.
A lot happens in this book.
We have a LOT of change and emotion and fear and hope and sex and happiness!
I don't really want to say anything about the story.
Maybe a tiny little bit about the beginning - the story starts with our two darlings in Dallas. Nikki has an interview for a huge job for her app-design company. And she also wants to see her mother. To get closure. So there's lots on Nikki's mind, and that's only the beginning of what happens in Texas. ☺
But soon we're back home in Los Angeles and it's SO not time yet to ride off into a forever-ever-after sunset with every little obstacle overcome. Pfffft. Hardly!
There are mothers, exes, psychos, press, friends, mysterious texts, secrets, problems and more problems ......

What will happen with Nikki & Damien this time?

This was the perfect book for all fans of Damien and Nikki!
And the best thing is... it wasn't even the last one!!! The next novella will be with us in 6 weeks! ☺☺☺

This story was so adorable. So effing sexy and moving and sad and mysterious and hopeful and heartbreaking and joyful and ugh... just ... very emotional for all us Starkies!

There's not really much I can - or rather - want to - say about this story.
It was perfect for me and I love love loved it!
I never ever want to say goodbye to this series! 

ANCHOR ME was another amazingly perfect #MustRead about Nikki & Damien and all the others! Very moving, sexy & exciting! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Damien - this one is MINE! 

ARC received for an honest review

Yes!  More Nikki and Damien!

I am not going to lie, I have been a Starkie since I first started reading this series, and each and every story makes me fall for him even more.

I quickly read Entice Me before I dived into Anchor Me, and I am glad that I did, because Anchor Me continues on right from the end.

Still so much going on in Nikki and Damien's world, just when you think things will finally run smoothly for them, another obstacle is thrown in their way.  Ugh, I wanted to throw something AT the obstacles this time!

We saw a softer side of Damien this time, one that made me shed a tear or two - oh heck, who am I kidding, I may have cried like a baby at one time!

There's not much I can say without giving something away about Anchor Me. As much as I loved where our lovelies are at the end of Anchor Me, I am so glad that we will be getting more later on.

I loved it. I need more.

Anchor Me is sweet, sexy, suspensey read.  Fight you for Damien - I win!


#PreOrder Book 4.1
HOLD ME - 23 May

My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms.
But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials.
I know we will survive—we have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms.


1 - RELEASE ME  getBook.at/ReleaseMe


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 - 23 May 2017

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.


I stand there for a moment, enjoy the view and letting my imagination fill in the blanks. But I want more than imagination, and so I peel off the nightgown and let it drop onto the floor. I don’t usually sleep in one unless there are guests in the house, but I’d been wearing it on the couch last night, and Damien hadn’t undressed me when he put me to bed.
Now, I stand naked and watch the shape of him move in the steam. I’d been aroused even before I entered this room, simply from the thought of him. But now, seeing him in this wet heat, my body is on overdrive. My nipples are hard, my sex clenching with need. I want his touch—and I damn well intend to have it.
His back is to me when I open the door, his face in the pounding water. I’ve let a wash of cool air in, though, and he turns to face me. As he does, I see the heat flare in his eyes. More interesting, though, is the way his cock hardens, the immediacy of his reaction making absolutely clear that Damien has no objections to my joining him here this morning.
He opens his mouth to say something, but I press a finger over his lips, then step closer. He’s almost finished his shower, so his body is no longer slick with soap. I consider that a good thing, because as I kiss his chest, he tastes fresh and clean.
I move slowly down, licking his skin, teasing the light smattering of hair on his chest. I flick my tongue over his nipple and am rewarded by the way he grabs my hair, his body stiffening beneath my hands that are sliding down his body, too, keeping time with the progress of my kisses.
I go lower, dropping to my knees as I reach his navel. His abs are rock hard and the muscles quiver under my lips. I can tell I’m driving him crazy, and he tightens his grip on my hair even as his other hand reaches for the side of the stall to steady himself.
Lower and lower, my lips teasing his skin, tracing that magical line of hair that leads from just below his navel all the way down to his cock. And when I reach it, thick and wet, I draw my tongue along the velvet steel as Damien moans under my ministrations.
With purposeful slowness, I lick around the head, then flick the end of my tongue over the tip, tasting the pre-come. Then I draw him in, and as I do, the hand that Damien has twined in my hair shifts to the back of my head. At first he just holds me steady, but as I suck in long, deep strokes, he groans with satisfaction and longing, and tightens his grip.
Right now, I’m the one in control, but I can feel that control slipping from me. No, not slipping. Damien is grabbing it by grabbing me—by holding tight to my hair and keeping me in place as he fucks my mouth, totally turning the tables on me.
But I don’t care. I’m too turned on to care, and as his cock fills my mouth and water pounds down over us, I slip my hand between my legs and touch myself, then whimper softly. I’m slick and swollen and so turned on it’s painful, and as I suck my husband’s cock, I tease myself, seeking release.
I’m close, too, so close I can feel electricity filling my body like an approaching thunderstorm. I can feel the tension building in Damien, too, and I know the explosion is coming.
Doesn’t matter. He pulls back, leaving my mouth open in surprise. Then he pulls me to my feet and turns me around, his hands gliding over my wet skin as he spins me. “Hands on the wall,” he demands, and I comply eagerly as his fingers slide over my ass to find my core. And then his cock is there, and he’s pounding inside of me, his hands tight on my breasts as he orders me to “finish what you started, baby. Touch yourself. I want to feel you come with me.”
I don’t hesitate, and as Damien’s wet body slaps against mine—as he thrusts deeper and deeper inside me—I tease my clit, feeling the shockwaves gather inside me, readying for an explosion.
And when Damien’s body goes rigid—when he thrusts hard that one final time—when he releases completely inside me, that’s when I finally go over, my deep cry of satisfaction ringing out in harmony with his as our bodies shake and quiver together from the force of our simultaneous release.
When the shockwaves have faded, he turns me gently in his arms, then rinses me off before shutting off the stream of warm water. He opens the door, and steam curls into the rest of the bathroom.
He leads me out onto the fluffy bathmat, then uses a thick, cotton towel to dry me off.
Only then do I lean my head back, smile, and speak to him for the first time. “Good morning, Mr. Stark.”
“Yes,” he says, matching my grin. “It is.”

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.