Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Release Me Tour! Guest Post by J. Kenner & Giveaway!


Resolved: More or less, anyway

It’s another new year, and I’m looking forward to a great one.  I hope you are, too! 

Thanks so much to Hanging With Bells for hosting me for the first stop in 2013 on my Release Me blog tour.  I feel as though I’m kicking off the new year right with a brand new book—and I’m psyched that the advance buzz has been so positive!

But a new year brings new musings, and I thought it would be appropriate to set out some of my plans for the new year.  I’m not going to call them resolutions because that seems so iron clad (anyone else a fan of National Treasure? If you are, I bet you got that reference!)

In no particular order, here are the things I’m planning for myself in the new year:

Have more adventures – I’m always sending my characters on adventures and challenging them.  But darn it, I want an adventure, too!  In 2013, somehow, someway, I’m finding an adventure (even if I only find it in my own backyard).

Read more books – The downside of being a writer (and a homeschooling mom) is that I have less time to actually kick back and read.  I do read some every day, and I’m constantly plugged into an audiobook when I do chores, but there are so many books out there that I haven’t had time for … and I feel like I’m missing out.  This is my year to make a dent in the TBR pile!

Play more – The downside of working at home is that you’re always at work, and so it’s very easy to fall into a pattern of telling the kids you’ll play Clue or Monopoly or whatever later, but right then you’re working.  Bad habit.  Because they keep getting older and The Cat’s In The Cradle is playing in my head!

Fold laundry more frequently – Okay, truth time.  I don’t care that much about that one.  But my unfolded laundry is staring me in the face, and I felt like as a responsible consumer/homeowner/mom I should write it down.  The trouble with laundry and dishes and housecleaning is that it is NEVER done.  What I really want is Alice from The Brady Bunch to move in.

Hang out with my friends more – I love just chilling with my friends, but they’re spread far and wide.  I’m resolving to do more hanging out, even if it’s just via phone.  I love my buds and want to stay in each others’ lives!

How about you?  What are your resolutions?  (And if you’re looking to read more books like me, perhaps you should start with Release Me :D )

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. 
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

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.


I have a copy of Release Me to give away to one lucky commenter!  Open to US only.  Leave your email with comment please if you're entering the giveaway.  Good luck!


  1. I'm a big fan of Julie's books and own a number of them. I'd love to add this one to my home library.


  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  3. My goal for the new year is to spend more time on me, and less on my family. Which includes more time with friends!

    Thanks for the great giveaway
    Susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  4. I've read your JK Beck books and love them. Happy New Year and hope you get to write off some or all of your plans for the new year. :)I definitely want to read Release Me. It's on my TRL now. Congrats on your new release.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. Thanks for the fabulous post! Congrats to Julie on the new release! I'm dying to read this :)


  6. Sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. hmmm. I have no idea how to change my google avatar, LOL!

  8. Congrats on the release!! I've been reading the excerpts and I'd love to win!! Thanks for the chance!!!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  9. One of my goals is to read more books this year too. This book sounds like a real winner. I would love a chance to read it. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  10. Congrats on the release!! Cant wait to read it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  11. Congrats on the release. I've been waiting to read this for awhile!