Sunday, July 28, 2013

Review, Guest post & Giveaway: Complete Me by J. Kenner

Please welcome back author J. Kenner as she promotes the final installation of the Stark Trilogy, Complete Me.  

Giveaway details:  We are giving away 1 copy of Complete Me to one lucky winner (US only).  Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter.  This will run until August 3.  Good luck!

Publisher: Loveswept
Date of publication: July 30, 2013

Our desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close. Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss—and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both.

Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the  heat between us burning stronger each day.

Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come.

My take:

The thing I hate a bout trilogies is that once I have read the third book, I know the story is over.  While I am happy with the ending, I am also sad say goodbye to  characters I have come to love.  That is how I feel about the Stark trilogy.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this series as a whole.  Two damaged people find one another and through their love, they learn to heal and look toward the future. 

In the final book, Damien and Nikki's relationship is pushed to the limits.  Damien is on trial for murder in Germany.  Someone is stalking and threatening Nikki.  There is a lot against them but relying on each other gets them through.  As in the other books, the love scenes are very hot.  There are light BDSM elements, but they really enhance the relationship between the couple.  I loved the end although I wanted more.  Maybe we will get a novella that takes place a few month or years later?  I would love to see how they are doing.  I look forward to seeing what Ms. Kenner comes out with next.

Dancing with Damien

I love to dance, and unfortunately my husband doesn’t, so as a general rule I don’t go very often.  But I remember fondly all those weekend nights during college and my early working days (and, let’s be honest, weekday nights, too!).

And, to be even more honest, dancing was always the best when you were doing the bump and grind with a guy you were dating or (even more fun) a guy you were interested in … and who was interested right back.  There’s a sensualness to being on the dance floor.  To feeling a primal rhythm and moving with it.  To cutting loose to music and going with the flow—flirting with body and motion.

So it was great fun in Complete Me to send Damien and Nikki to a popular dance club in Munich.  I can’t say I’ve ever been there in person, but I read all about the place, and I hope to go someday—it sounds like a blast (though I don’t know if I’m cool enough to get through the doors!)

To be honest, even off the dance floor, Nikki and Damien have had that same electric sensuality that builds while moving with the music.  But even so, it was fabulous to put them together with a heavy beat and a strong urge of passion.  It definitely added to the heat that is already always bubbling between them!

I won’t tell you where things go from there … but if you know Nikki and Damien, you can probably guess!

Love to dance?  Do you still get the chance?



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About the author:

J. Kenner is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (who also
writes as J.K. Beck).  Release Me, an erotic romance, will be available in the U.S. and the U.K. on January 1, and in over a dozen other countries later in 2013.   You can hang out with J.K., learn more about Release Me and her other novels, or just poke around and see what catches your eye at her website,, and also at her J. Kenner Facebook page, and on Twitter at

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