Monday, January 7, 2013

Release Me Guest Post & Giveaway!

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms. 

He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. 

Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.
But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.

Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Meet 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, goes on sale today in the U.S. and the U.K., and in over a dozen other countries later in 2013. 

Julie writes a range of stories including quirky romances, sexy contemporaries, young adult novels, suspense, paranormal mommy lit, and (soon!) darker urban fantasy.

Guest Post from Julie:  Comfort Reads and Comfort Food
Thanks so much to Seaside Book Nook for hosting me on today’s stop of the Release Me blog tour.  Thanks to everyone who’s bought the book or told their friends about it!  I’ve been thrilled by the response so far and really appreciate all the support and the great word of mouth.  Thank you!

About a week ago, I was fighting a cold and decided to spend the day on the couch reading.  I went up to our game room where we have two walls covered with Ikea bookshelves and started to peruse the titles to find something to read.  We have zillions of books, many of which I haven’t yet read, but none appealed to me.  No, I was feeling crappy and I wanted a comfort read.  Something tried and true.  Something I knew with absolute certainty that I would enjoy.
I feel the same thing about food.  If I feel truly awful, then food’s not going to be on the agenda at all.  But if I’m just having a lazy day or a crappy day, then it’s not about fancy meals or expensive cuisine.  I want comfort food.  Ice cream slathered in chocolate sauce.  Chips and salsa.  Or my absolute favorite, frozen blueberries thawed for 30 minutes and then drenched in heavy cream (try it…it’s yummy!).
So what did I end up eating and reading on that day when I decided to veg and pamper my cold?  Well, I went with my berries, because, well, yum.
And as for the book – I couldn’t decide.  So I ended up snuggled on the couch with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  Thick enough to last all day; fun enough to keep me comfy and happy!
How about you? What are your comfort foods? Your comfort reads? 
Connect:  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, Facebook and Twitter.
Win It:  You can win your own copy of Release Me!  Complete the Rafflecopter form below!  Contest ends 1/14/13 at midnight EST!  Good Luck!
Buy It: You can buy Release Me online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound for $8.98.


  1. My favorite comfort foods are pizza and mashed potatoes and rolls (not together, of course!). Favorite comfort reads are anything by Jeaniene Frost, Maya Banks, Lynsay Sands, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Warren. They are my go-to authors when I need a solid HEA. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

  2. My comfort food is oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and milk.

  3. My favorite comfort foods are ice cream and pizza. My comfort reads is any great romance book. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  4. Tuna sandwich and tomato soup are my must haves for sick days and as for comfort reads I like historical fiction they really take me to a different place :-)

  5. My comfort food is ice cream and I don't really have a comfort book. I love to read to much to have a favorite!

  6. Comfort food...How about,I would have to be aunt joan's cinnamon rolls or homemade rolls with butter on them...

  7. My comfort food is potato chips and my comfort reads are any type of romance.

  8. My comfort food is pasta! But, during summer, it's always Cream & Praline ice cream! miam! I just read your synopsis of Release me and would love to read it, sounds very "conforting" to me! thanks for this giveaway! Glad I found this blog to get a chance to meet you and your erotica book. Another author to add to my reading list. Merci!

  9. Chai tea lattes, homemade chocolate chip cookies, mashed potatoes...
    A comfort read is any book that holds my interest and allows me to become part of the world in which it is written.

  10. My comfort food is chips and cheese dip

  11. My comfort food is cake and drink is diet coke. My comfort reads are Nora Roberts, they are really my feel good reads.

  12. My comfort food is grilled cheese and tomato soup...or Old Dutch Ketchup chips which they sadly do not sell in the comfort for me! Stephen King is my go-to comfort read, I can never read any of his books too many times, and I always get completely lost in the story.

  13. My comfort food is cheesecake love it and I love to read any romance books but love paranormal!


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