Monday 16 March 2020

✜ J. Kenner ✜ TEASE ME ✜ #StarkInternational5 ✜ #BlogTour #Excerpt ✜

©  Bianca  ✰ 

• 10 March 2020
Stark International Series #5

• A Stark Series Novella #6.3
• Jamie & Ryan #3

New readers should/need to start with Nikki & Damien's first book #ReleaseMe ☺ But this is Ryan and Jamie's story - so you can read their other novellas only if you want!
4.5 Stars
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark International series

Entertainment reporter Jamie Archer knew it would be hard when her husband, Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter, was called away for a long-term project in London. The distance is difficult to endure, but Jamie trusts the deep and passionate love that has always burned between them. At least until a mysterious woman from Ryan’s past shows up at his doorstep, her very presence threatening to destroy everything that Jamie holds dear.

Ryan never expected to see Felicia Randall again, a woman with whom he shared a dark past and a dangerous secret. The first and only woman he ever truly failed.

Desperate and on the run, Felicia’s come to plead for his help. But while Ryan knows that helping her is the only way to heal old wounds, he also knows that the mission will not only endanger the life of the woman he holds most dear, but will brutally test the deep trust that binds Jamie and Ryan together.

If you're a fan of the Stark series you know all about Nikki's BFF Jamie and Damien's friend and chief of security Ryan. They had a few little novellas of their own and we've seen them in almost all other books and novellas.
This time we have longer novella. Julie started this as a free chapter thingy in her newsletter. People loved it and so she added a lot to it and turned it into a real story.
And it's a great story!
We get an amazingly suspensy and dangerous and heartbreaking prologue!
And then we're in London ... where Ryan has been working for a few weeks now. And since Jamie missed him too much - she decided to surprise him...
Ryan loved that - but he's also a bit distracted at the moment. He received some very mysterious texts and doesn't really know what to make of them ...
We only know that it has to do with his past - and the prologue.
But can that really be? Is somebody playing a sick game with poor Ryan?
We'll definitely find out.
And we will also definitely witness some very sexy moments in the meantime! LOL!
I adored this book!
It was the perfect combination of everything good! Romantic moments, very erotic moments. Dangerous, exciting, suspensy, scary, mysterious moments.
Heartbreaking and sad and adorable moments!

I never ever want to say goodbye to the Stark world! 

TEASE ME was another erotic & exciting & adorable #MustRead in the amazing Stark World! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Ryan - this one is MINE! 

• Excerpt •

His low chuckle reverberates through me, settling between my thighs. “Careful, Kitten. I’m in public. The hotel bar.”
“What a coincidence,” I say as I cross the tiled floor, passing men and women all dressed to the nines and ready for an evening out. “I’m in a hotel, too.”
“You’re not working?” I hear the frown in his voice. “I thought you were editing this week.”
It’s a fair question. For a while now I’ve been pulling exceptionally long hours doing the on-camera work and producing a series of celebrity interviews that air on various news and entertainment programs under the umbrella of Hardline Entertainment, a company owned by Hollywood mogul Matthew Holt. It’s a semi-open secret that he owns a high-end sex club, and he’s known around town as a total manwhore, but he’s been nothing but decent to me. So decent, in fact, that he is co-producing a two-hour special on the top three box office hits last year—with me as the intrepid reporter interviewing actors and off-screen talent as we try to find the secret sauce.
It’s a great project and Matthew has not only been a total gentleman, he’s been downright encouraging. And he’s completely respectful of Ryan. Sometimes I wonder if his manwhore, not-with-the-whole-metoo-thing rep is some sort of manufactured facade.
Then again, Ryan has the skill set to kill a man with his bare hands, and he’s best friends with Damien Stark. So maybe Holt just makes a point of showing me his shiny side.
Either way, the job is great and I love it. Yes, I’d love to land the acting gig I was telling Nikki about, but after being bounced around various positions in Hollywood, I finally feel like I’ve landed on my feet. No matter what happens with the Carson project, I’m happy. Which makes Holt something like a ridiculously good-looking fairy godfather to me.

#7 / #6.3 – TEASE ME – 10 March
Jamie & Ryan #3 (Tame Me, Tempt Me, Tease Me) • Stark International #5

Cherish Me – Holiday  Novella – 3 November 2020





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

6 - DAMIEN - Damien's POV -
6.3 or 7 - TEASE ME - Jamie & Ryan 3
6.4 or 7.1 - CHERISH ME - Nov. 2020

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.