Ok kids, today we are going to talk about one of Jen's favorite authors. We all know I love to read but due to space and financial limitations and a hubby who would threaten divorce if I bought another "damn Billy bookcase" I have to be extremely choosy on which books I will buy. That being said I do have a couple of favorite authors who I will buy everything they have written -- husband be damned. Today I am going to talk about Julie Kenner/J.K. Beck.
I cannot exactly remember where I first heard about Julie Kenner, but I am pretty sure it was a book review in People magazine for her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom Series. I do remember that at the time Buffy the Vampire Slayer was off the air and I was sadly missing her. The book review I read mentioned that the book was sort of like what would have happened if Buffy had moved to the suburbs and had kids. From that line I knew I had to get me a copy of this book. Being the good Librarian (Library Technician) I am I first hit our local library for a copy. The waiting list for it was huge, but I put my name down for it anyway. And I am very glad I did, from the first page of Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom, I was hooked. After I was done I went to Forster's Book Garden and ordered me a copy to own. I impatiently awaited each new book in the series, in most cases preordering a copy from Chapters so that I could get it the day it came out.
I also started looking for other books that she had written and each time I have been extremely happy. I just love the way she writes. She makes me laugh my ass off and cry. My family knows that while I am reading something she has written, to just let me finish the damn thing and than I will take up my responsibilities again. I have learned to never bring her books to work, as I did when I started her Blood Lily Chronicles series, as I will totally not get any work done and will get irritated if students interrupt my reading.
She has now started a new series, The Shadow Keepers, under the name J.K. Beck that I am dying to read. I have read an excerpt from the first story, When Blood Calls, and have a strong feeling that I am going to love it. I also received a copy from Julie to give away as a prize for my raffle. Do you know how hard it was to have that book in my greedy little hands and not read it. I was so proud of myself for never touching it : )
I could go on and on about how wonderful her writing is, what a kind and thoughtful women she is, but I will just suggest that you go and find some of her stuff. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
I am totally excited about this new series, and want you to be as well. Here is some information to get you started:
by J.K. Beck
August 31, 2010
Description: Sara Constantine is one of the country’s most tenacious prosecuting attorneys—and she’s just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she’s thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she’ll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.
When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s only hoping to blend into the crowd and avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s following…and planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss to secure his cover ignites into a fierce hunger that leads to an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows Sara will do whatever it takes to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks he is. And that might mean making the greatest sacrifice a vampire can make.
The Shadow Keeper Series
And since I am receiving an ARC for review and to keep -- I decided the best way to get you all interested (and to selfishly get more people to love her so that she will write more books for me to get lost in) I am going to host a contest. Please find the information below
A Copy of When Blood Calls by JK Beck
Open to wherever the BookDepository ships to
Ends August 21st
Must be a follower
Must leave a comment with something about Julie Kenner, JK Beck or her books
Note about my Reviews
Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!