On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy 2) by J. Kenner-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

ON MY KNEES (Stark International Trilogy #2) by J.Kenner-Review, Book Tour and Giveaway

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On My Knees
Stark International Trilogy 2
by J. Kenner

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On My Knees
Stark International Trilogy 2
by J. Kenner
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: June 23, 2015

On My Knees

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 23, 2015

Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks continue to thrill in the second novel of a scintillating, emotionally charged new trilogy that returns to the world of J. Kenner’s beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.

I never thought I’d lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge.

Powerful, ambitious, and devastatingly sexy, Jackson Steele was unlike any other man I’d ever known. He went after what he wanted with his whole mind, body, and soul—and I was the woman in his sights. One touch and I surrendered, one night together and I was undone.

Jackson and I had secrets, dark pieces of our pasts that threatened to swallow us both. We couldn’t outrun our demons, or the people trying to tear us apart. But in our passion we found salvation, and in each other’s arms we found release.

I was scared to trust Jackson fully, to finally let go. Yet no matter the dangers that lay ahead, I knew I was his—and now that we’ve laid claim, there’s no more holding back.

On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.


REVIEW: ON MY KNEES is the second installment in J. Kenner’s adult, contemporary Stark International Trilogy erotic romance series focusing on design architect Jackson Steele, and personal assistant Sylvia Brooks. The Stark International Trilogy is a spin off from J. Kenner’s Stark Trilogy (Damien and Nikki Stark). ON MY KNEES should not be read as a stand alone as it is part 2 of a 3 part trilogy.

Told from first person point of view (Sylvia Brooks) with some third person perspective (Jackson Steele) ON MY KNEES is the continuing story of the rekindling romance between our leading couple, as well as Jackson’s current architectural design work for Stark International. As Damien Stark continues to expand his empire, Jackson is hired by Sylvia Brooks to design Stark’s latest luxury hotel and island.

ON MY KNEES follows Jackson and Sylvia as their relationship begins to crumble when too many secrets and lies of omission find our couple struggling with trust, betrayal and falling in love. Jackson has a past that is slowly revealing itself to the reader, and also to the woman who holds his heart, but his secrets continue to send our heroine running with every revelation and heartbreaking story. As Sylvia’s personal life begins to unravel, the demons from her past will threaten Sylvia’s hold on her emotional stability, and Jackson’s hold on his temper.

The relationship between Sylvia and Jackson is sexually erotic. The $ex scenes are graphic, numerous, passionate and explorative. Jackson likes a little kink in the bedroom, but saying that Sylvia and Jackson use $ex as a way to cope with life and everything it has to offer. As our couple struggle with their personal demons, $ex becomes a necessary tool to survive: anytime, anywhere, anyhow. The majority of the novel finds Jackson and Sylvia in explicit sexual situations. If you are looking for an erotic storyline with plenty of $ex ON MY KNEES delivers.

ON MY KNEES is a suspense-filled storyline where Jackson and Sylvia must overcome a number of obstacles, hidden demons, and secrets from the past. As each hurdle is surpassed, another hurdle surfaces forcing our couple into a downward spiral straddling the abyss into emotional h*ll. Jackson’s untold secrets find Sylvia at odds between hatred and love for the man of her heart.

J. Kenner ON MY KNEES ends with another major cliff hanger, so beware when you begin your adventure into book two. The storyline is erotic and seductive; the characters charismatic, dynamic and complex; the cliff hanger is an emotional turn but not necessarily unexpected. You will definitely make comparisons with J. Kenner’s original Stark Trilogy with the similar emotional and personal fall out for both hero and heroine, alike.

Copy supplied by the author through Netgalley.

Reviewed by Sandy

Click HERE for an excerpt from ON MY KNEES



Series Spotlight

Say My Name

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 7, 2015

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I never let anyone get too close—but he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.

Meeting Jackson Steele was a shock to my senses. Confident and commanding, he could take charge of any room . . . or any woman. And Jackson wanted me. The mere sight of him took my breath away, and his touch made me break all my rules.

Our bond was immediate, our passion untamed. I wanted to surrender completely to his kiss, but I couldn’t risk his knowing the truth about my past. Yet Jackson carried secrets too, and in our desire we found our escape, pushing our boundaries as far as they could go.

Learning to trust is never easy. In my mind, I knew I should run. But in my heart, I never felt a fire this strong—and it could either save me or scorch me forever.

Say My Name is intended for mature audiences.

About the author

Julie KennerJ. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy 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, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.

Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing. 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 him.” A three 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). Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries. 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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