Welcome back, everyone! This month, I’m interviewing my good friend, J.Kenner/Julie Kenner! Julie and I have been friends for years and get together as often as our schedules permit. I hope you enjoy the interview.
Name a movie you’ve seen at least five times and why it’s a favorite.
Julie: SO many! I’m a big re-watcher. Because I’m a rule-breaker, I’m not gonna pick just one. So, here we go:
Star Wars (the original) and Empire Strikes Back: Why? Han Solo for one, but beyond that I was the perfect age when it came out and the classic hero’s journey storytelling just blew me away. And I want a lightsaber.
Casablanca – because it’s amazing and there’s so much going on and the story telling is brilliant.
The Cutting Edge – because ice skating + romance = awesomeness
Raiders of the Lost Ark – because Indiana Jones, love story, action, adventure, fabulous.
It’s a Wonderful Life – because I cry at the end Every. Single. Time.
Caffeine of choice: tea, coffee, or soda?
Julie: Coffee. Ideally a venti nonfat latte
Where is your bucket-list vacation?
Julie: Love traveling, so many, many choices. I’m gonna have to go with an Alaska cruise
What is something you cherish for its sentimental value?
Julie: My husband wrote a “script” after our first date (no, it’s not X-rated or even NC-17!) It’s one page, very sweet, and it’s now framed in my office!
What's your next release?
Julie: I have two in March!
Get It On … 3/13
In Your Eyes … 3/27
They’re both in my Man of the Month series (books 5 & 6 and they’re so much fun!)
Last but not least, what’s YOUR Shayla Black kiss?
Julie: Until I can’t think straight with Jake Cole (and Dr. Ken “Beck” Beckman) … LOL!
Readers, tell me in the comments below, what is YOUR Shayla Black kiss today?
Find out more about Julie Kenner and her titles Get It On & In Your Eyes below!
Get It On
In Your Eyes
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 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, and paranormal mommy lit.
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 them.” A five 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).
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.