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aphrodites-releaseWe’re so excited for the release of APHRODITE’S DELIGHT by Julie Kenner today! If you love Julie Kenner’s books or if this is your first one, you don’t want to miss it!

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About APHRODITE’S DELIGHT

Nikko has never been the kind of superhero that plays by the rules. But when he finds himself on probation—and in danger of losing his superhero status—he knows he needs to prove to the Council that he can do what superheroes are expected to do: save the world. Not an easy task under normal circumstances, but in New York City, where every eagle-eyed kid mistakes him for the comic book hero Silver Streak, it’s turning out to be nearly impossible.

Shy and introverted, comic book fan Lydia Carmichael doesn’t have the gumption to break out of her cubicle and away from her patronizing boss and her soul-crushing job. At least not until a pair of magical new shoes bring new levels of confidence (not to mention speed and dexterity) – and put her face to face with the comic book superhero she’s been crushing on for years – the Silver Streak.

There’s no denying that the chemistry between them is as incendiary as a comic strip’s Blam! But Nikko has no idea who – or what – Lydia really is, and Lydia knows that if she tells him the truth, she’ll not only lose him, but lose the chance to help save the world.

But if a pair of magical shoes can help a girl like Lydia find the superhero inside herself, then maybe Lydia can find the courage to fight for—and win—the man she loves.

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About Julie Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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perf6.000x9.000.inddThe Trojan War threatens Troy’s allies and the Greek supply raids spread. A young healing priestess, designated as future queen, must defend her city against both divine anger and invading Greeks. She finds strength in visions of a handsome warrior god; will that be enough when the half-immortal Achilles attacks? Hand of Fire, a tale of resilience and hope, blends history and legend in the untold story of Achilles’s famous captive, Briseis.

 

The challenge to any writer opting to take on an historical topic is getting it right.  The problem is that getting it right varies from reader to reader, time period to time period.  History is an ever changing landscape – ironic I know – and readers often hold their own beliefs and recollections about an event very sacred.  Anything that moves from the remembered past is met with resistance.  This becomes even more difficult when taking the known and creating a work of fiction around detailed events.

In Hand of Fire, her first novel, Starkston brings to life a minor female character, Briseis, from the Iliad and other accounts of the Greek and Trojan Wars.  The advantage to this strategy is that little is known about this woman.  There is no historical record to contradict or follow when telling her story.  Others in the narrative are much more well-known, including Achilles.  In a masterful way, Starkston weaves together the known stories while crafting a detailed narrative about this woman who rates only a mention in the original poems, but caused a significant conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon.  Briseis becomes a voice for all women of that time period as we follow her struggles and victories in the face of overwhelming events.

 

I admit at times I struggled trying to remember my high school reading of the Illiad and the Odyssey; not to mention my classics and studies of the Greek and Roman gods.  Eventually I gave up and just enjoyed the story and allowed it to carry me forward.  Starkston is a master of language and easily drew me into the world she re-created.  Her detailed research found its way into the story and made the narrative much more rich and layered.  I fell in love with Achilles along with Briseis and mourned those lost in the senseless war between the two great cultures.

 

A must read for anyone interested in the classics, Greek and Roman mythology, or just a great story.  While the topic is esoteric, the writing is wonderful and the storytelling well worth the investment of time.  I cannot wait to see where this debut author goes from here.

 

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Title: Tatted Cowboy
Series: Down Under Cowboy #4
Author: Kasey Millstead
Cover Design: Cover It Designs
 Release Date: November 17, 2014
Synopsis
One moment was all it took for my entire life to shatter.One moment.I had everything . . . and then, I had nothing.

When all you’re left with are the pieces of your broken heart, there’s nothing you can do, except try to rebuild. So, that’s what I did.

One moment was all it took for me to feel the first flutter of hope I’d had in a long time.

One moment.

He barrelled into my life, covered in tattoos and surrounded by an aura that enraptured me, determined to be the glue that held every broken piece of me together.

I wanted to push him away, because I was scared to lose anyone else I loved.

But, I wanted to hold him close because without him, my life was empty.

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Kasey Millstead lives a quiet life in country New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and their four young children. She enjoys baking, singing (ridiculously out of tune) & spending time with friends and family. Kasey has always harboured a deep love for reading and writing, and she is now lucky enough to be living her dream of being an Author.

 

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Dear Bitchy Bertha,

I have a number of Children.  When my oldest was a teen and my younger children were still in elementary school we would often wait outside the high school for thirty minutes or more when it was time to pick her up. She always had a good excuse – she needed to talk to a teacher, or get a homework assignment, or her class got out late. It was annoying and I thought my younger kids might have learned how rude that was.

Fast forward: My three youngest children are now all teenagers. When I get to the high school to pick them up two of them come out to the car very promptly, but the third can keep us waiting for what seems like a lifetime. Obviously, that son either does not remember what waiting was like for him, or he feels it’s his privilege because he had to wait now others can wait.

I mentioned something to him this evening, but he didn’t even respond to me. I’m at a loss as to what to do.

Sincerely,

Tired of Waiting

 

Dear Tired,

Warn him once. The next time leave without him. I don’t tolerate that kind of inconsiderate behavior from any one. In fact, at this point I wouldn’t even warn him once. Just leave his ass there and let him make his own way home.

Sincerely,

The Big BB

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Billionaires in Love Two classic Carly Phillips stories about love, loss and
second chances …
The Playboy’s Second Chance This story was formerly titled Kismet. Since the title was
confusing to readers, I changed the name and now bring you The Playboy’s Second
Chance. I hope you enjoy my sexy, stand-alone novella.
Trevor Dane, Wall Street Hot Shot and billionaire, has everything — money, power and any woman he could possibly want yet he isn’t
happy. When his latest interviewer turns out to be the one woman he’s never
forgotten, Trevor sees a second chance and he won’t let Lissa Gardelli’s
wariness or old hurts stop him from getting back into her bed… and her heart.
Midnight Angel
Hollywood superstar, Dylan North, revisits his home town
with the express intent of seeing his first love once more, to see if they can
reignite the love he stupidly threw away ten years before. The last thing Dr.
Holly Evans needs in her life is her high school sweetheart returning and
stirring up old feelings. But Dylan is determined to convince Holly that
happily ever doesn’t only happen in the movies.
New York Times and USA Today
Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today
Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance
novels that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year
career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to
Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace
at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in
January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with
her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her
Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and
a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to
interact with her readers.

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