Review and Excerpt: Delight Me by J. Kenner

Review and Excerpt: Delight Me by J. Kenner

Fan-favorite, Damien Stark, is back in an all-new emotional holiday novella.
Delight Me from New York Times
and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner is available now!


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A cocktail party, a proposal, and intense negotiations in this new short story from J. Kenner. Damon and Nikki will do anything to further their devotion and love, can Damien make her wishes come true this holiday season?

If you love the Stark series, don’t miss this holiday novella treat along with tidbits that never made it into your favorite books along with a fun note to readers from J. Kenner.

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A few moments pass, and I consider going back inside. But I can’t bring myself to do it. All day we’ve been surrounded by people, and now that it is just the two of us, I want to wallow in the pleasure of having claimed this man. I want to watch him rounding the side of the house. I want to see the possessiveness with which he approaches it, knowing full well that he owns the property, the house, and everything inside it.

Including me.

I want to see the heat that will flare in his eyes when he sees that I’m waiting for him, and I want to feel the brush of his lips on mine when he kisses me.

I want it—and Damien doesn’t disappoint.

The moment I see him, I feel the breath catch in my throat, his impact upon me no less intense after having been married now for years. He walks with a casual confidence, his body straight and strong, his chin high. He radiates power and control, but at the same time there is an easiness to him. A weekend quality that suggests that even though he can command a board room, he is equally skilled on a tennis court or the ski slopes.

Or in a bedroom.

I shiver, thinking about his particular skills in that area, and when his eyes meet mine and he flashes that slow, easy smile, I’m certain he knows exactly what I’m thinking.

“Why, Mrs. Stark,” he says, sliding one hand around my waist and pulling me to him. “You look like a woman with something on your mind.”

“I am,” I admit. I’m breathless now, my skin tingling in response to his touch.

“Whatever could you be thinking about?”

“You,” I admit, then rise onto my toes to meet his mouth. The kiss is deep, claiming, and I melt against him, more than willing to surrender to his touch.

I want to simply let go. To lose myself and the rest of this afternoon in his arms.

About J. Kenner

 j. kenner 300x300 Review and Excerpt: Delight Me by J. KennerKenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred 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, and paranormal mommy lit.

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 swoon for them.” A six 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) and in 2017 for Wicked Dirty in the same category. Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development as a television show.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

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.

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Flame by Chelle Bliss

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Flame (Men of Inked: Heatwave #1) 

by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.
Flame is book one in the Men of Inked: Heatwave series. 
Men of Inked: Heatwave features steamy romance, hot alphas, and strong heroines    
(**City & Suzy’s Daughter**)
Genre: Contemporary Romance /Romantic Suspense

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Flame by Chelle Bliss is wild with a dash of danger and a shot of sin. Are you ready for a second-chance biker romance that isn’t like all the others? Don’t judge a book by it’s cover and don’t make assumptions about bikers. It’s time to grab your leather jacket and hop of a bike for a ride with your next book boyfriend.

Sometimes we need to let loose and have a little fun but then get back to the daily grind and move on. What would you do if that week of sin walked into your life unexpectedly? What if you still had feelings and feared the truth would ruin everything?

Gigi Gallo will need to control her heart and carefully navigate now that Pike Moore is back in her life. Her family is protective and if she revealed the truth they might not be so forgiving.

Both will risk their hearts and job if they reveal the truth to the Gallo family. With their lives on the line it’s a story that just leaves you wanting so much more! The tension, drama and mysterious past add to the fantastic story.

I enjoyed reading the first book in the Men of Inked series and was surprised at the cliffhanger ending. If you like your books to have all plot points neatly wrapped up by the very last page please note this might not be the book for you.

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I received an ARC from Bare Naked Words for a fair and honest review. I can’t wait to send a few to my friends for their next book adventure.

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USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.


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Wicked Angel by Sawyer Bennett

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Happy Book Birthday Wicked Angel (The Wicked Horse Vegas). I can’t wait to share my thoughts on this wicked release soon with you all. 

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Author Photo Sawyer Bennett Compressesd 234x300 Wicked Angel by Sawyer BennettSince the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.
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We are just one week away from the release of IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, the latest standalone in Samantha Chase’s Magnolia Sound series. Check out the new teaser and pre-order your copy today!

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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Cover Reveal: 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes

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7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes
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Don’t miss these sexy, heartwarming, emotion-filled books by bestselling authors: Barbara Freethy, Julia London, Lynn Raye Harris, Cristin Harber, Roxanne St. Claire, Samantha Chase and Christie Ridgway.

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Meet the Blackthorne men, each one as hot, fast, and smooth as the whiskey that built the family fortune, and yachts and race cars that bear their name. From proud Scottish stock, Blackthornes never lose. But, one by one, the seven sexy men in this family are about to risk everything when they fall for strong and beautiful women who test their mettle in life…and love.

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Luca by Brenda Rothert: Review and Excerpt

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LUCA by Brenda Rothert is a contemporary romance, standalone, and it is the second title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Purchase your copy now!

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Abby Daniels is haunted by one night that forever changed her life. Try as she might she fights falling asleep but when she meets Luca on a business trip she will discover that there’s more to fear than falling asleep. It’s possible that she might find love again, and that will be more terrifying than a few hours of sleep.

Two tragic events left Luca a guardian for his young nieces and nephew. Will he find a balance between playing hockey and parenthood? Who will he be able to trust? When Luca meets Abby his life will never be the same and he’s going to discover that he has the strength to take care of those he loves.

Brenda Rothert has carefully crafted a story that tugs at the heart and takes you on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Two lost souls will discover that their painful past, as well as heartache from loss, will help bring them together. If Abby and Luca can find a way to put their own needs first while still staying faithful to their job and family, they will find a new love that burns bright.

I love the banter, dialogue and tender care that is given to the younger characters in this story, it truly is a must read hockey romance. It has all the things you expect from Brenda but there is so much more that happens off the ice that leaves a lasting impact to put her on an auto-buy list! I can’t wait for the next installment, hopefully the summer will arrive quickly ;).

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This inferno read will cause you to turn on the A/C, the fan, and take a cold shower. I received this ARC from Inkslinger PR for a fair and honest review.



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“Hold still, Uncle Luca.”

My niece Emerson gives me her best glare, but she’s five and cute, so it makes me smile.

“I’m trying,” I tell her, checking out the dark purple polish she’s trying to brush onto my nails.

It’s not my inability to hold still that has more nail polish on my skin than my nails; it’s her technique. My “MANicure”, as my two nieces like to call it, started with my ten-year-old niece Cora and was then passed off to Emerson.

“I found yogurt!” Cora says as she breezes into my bathroom. “It’s got strawberries in the bottom, but that’s okay. This face mask will make you smell good, Uncle Luca.”

I try not to roll my eyes. It’ll be better than the last face mask they whipped up in the kitchen, which had butter in it and was a bitch to scrub off in the shower.

“I have to leave for practice in twenty-five minutes,” I remind the girls. “And I still need a shower. So you have ten more minutes to beautify me.”

“Will you paint my nails, too?” Cora asks me.


I was shit at painting nails when I first became the legal guardian of my two nieces and one nephew a little over a year ago. With practice, though, I’ve gotten pretty damn good at it.

“How long ‘til Gram and Gramps will be here?” Emerson asks, still painting my thumb nail even though she’s looking at me.

“About four hours ‘til their flight lands, then maybe an hour for them to get to the house.”

Her toothless grin of excitement makes me ignore the nail polish I can feel on my knuckle.

“Emerson!” Cora yells. “You ruined it! That looks awful.”

Cora picks up the bottle of purple nail polish and Emerson’s happy expression drops away.

“Give it to me,” Cora huffs, holding out her hand for the handle to the polish. “I never should have let you do it.”

“Hey, now.” I give Cora a sharp look. “She was doing her best.”

Cora’s eyes flood with tears. Emerson edges closer to me, because she knows what happens when Cora gets upset.

“He won’t let us do spa days if you mess it up!” Cora cries, glaring at her younger sister. “You ruined everything!”

“You didn’t ruin anything,” I tell Emerson. “And Cora, I never said we wouldn’t do this again. We can do a big spa day after my road trip, okay?”

Cora wipes her eyes and nods, still crying. It kills me to see her like this. As the oldest, she carries more of the weight from the deaths of her parents than her siblings. We’ve been in counseling for more than a year now, transitioning through the death of their mother, my sister-in-law Danielle, to the kids’ new life with me as their guardian. The clinical terms for what Cora struggles with—anxiety and controlling tendencies—are easier for me to handle than her breakdowns.

The tension leaves the room and Emerson starts my massage, which is pretty much just her karate chopping my shoulders, while Cora slathers strawberry yogurt onto my face.

“Is your shoulder better?” Cora asks me.

“Yep, it’s all good.”

“Think my mashage helped?” Emerson asks from behind me.

She can’t pronounce some words, and I kinda hope that’ll last longer, because it gets me every time.

“It definitely helped,” I tell her.

I tweaked my shoulder at practice yesterday, and Cora noticed me wince when I was taking out the trash last night. She worries about every sinus cold and bruise I get. I can’t blame the kid. Her dad, my brother Matt, died serving in Iraq and her mom passed away from cancer a year later.

“Hey, let’s get your nails painted, Cora,” I say after glancing at my watch. “I’ve only got five minutes til I have to hit the shower.” I turn to Emerson. “Can you go get the nail polish remover, peanut?”

“Okay.” She races from the room, brown curls flying behind her.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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