New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) has published 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. is also a two-time RITA finalist, the winner of Romantic Times‘ Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Contemporary Paranormal of 2001, the winner of the Reviewers International Organization’s award for best romantic suspense of 2004 and best paranormal of 2005, and the winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award for best mainstream book of 2005.
She writes a range of stories including sexy and quirky romances, young adult novels, 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 current book, Release Me by J. Kenner, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and has sold to over a dozen territories/sub-rights.
Julie lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.
on July 28, 2013 :
Aphrodite’s Kiss by Julie Kenner
Protectors/Superhero Series Book 1
Zoe Smith, the quiet librarian at the school is more than she seems to be, much more. She is a half-ling. It’s her twenty-fifth birthday soon and she is hoping to become a Protector, then her special skills will be used to protect the mortals. When a hunky mortal crosses her path, she struggles against the attraction. There hasn’t been one case where the Protector and mortal have had a successful relationship, her own parents included.
George Bailey Taylor went from being a cop to a private investigator. They praised him as a hero, but wanted to put him behind the desk after he was shot. He wasn’t the type of man to be stuck at a desk job. When he meets Zoe, he sees her as the perfect woman. Quiet and in need of someone like him to protect her. Taylor has no clue that woman could bench press his car if she chose to do so.
A story full of unique characters, like Zoe’s half-brother Hale and his pet ferret, Elmer. Deena and Hoop and good old cousin, Mordi. The author really brings Elmer to life, poor little guy can only be understood by Hale, a real problem when he has something important to say and no one else can understand him.
A previous book, The Cat’s Fancy, is where Hoop and Deena meet. Things happened in that book and are referred to in Aphrodite’s Kiss, so you may want to start with it. There are six books in this series: Book 2: Aphrodite’s Passion, Book 3: Aphrodite’s Secret, Book 4: Aphrodite’s Flame, Book 5 & 6 are Anthologies: These Books Were Made For Stomping & A Mother’s Way.
(review of free book)