Giveaway: Meet Julie Kenner's Men of the Month!
J Kenner is kicking off 2018 with a brand new series that will gift us with not one, not two, but 12 glorious romance novels this year. It's her new Man of the Month series, which will boast a new book every other week. The series is based off the concept of a Man of the Month calendar for 2018, and you'll have a chance to win one for yourself! (HOO BOY will you want to get your hands on one of those once you meet the MOTM!) You'll also get a chance to meet two of Julie's Men of the Month at #RT18 in Reno! But before we get too ahead of ourselves, we'll let Julie tell you the rest ...
For those who haven't heard my squeals of delight, I've been hip deep in hot, sexy men for months now. Why so lucky, you ask? Well, because I've been doing all the work leading up to the release of my Man of the Month series (the first book comes out January 16!) ... and that means I've not only been spending time at the keyboard with these guys, I've had the pleasure of meeting each and every one of the real-life men who represent their fictional counterpart! (Yeah, I know, my job is rough.)
So, naturally, when the wonderful folks at RT asked if I would share a bit of information about the series and the twelve heroes who readers will meet as each of the books releases, I positively jumped at the chance. I love these guys, and I hope that you will, too!
This time, I'm sharing info about Mr. January to Mr. June, the first six guys! Be sure to check back for Mr. July to Mr. December!
If you haven't heard of the Man of the Month series yet, the concept is a binge-read series of twelve books releasing every two weeks (thus the binge read component!). Each of the books is a full-length romance novel (not a novella) and each romance stands alone with a guaranteed happily ever after. Every book in the series, however, fits into an overarching story thread that centers around a group of friends trying to save a financially strapped local bar in my hometown of Austin, Texas — The Fix On Sixth.
Realizing that the bar is losing customers to a competitor, they double down with the broad shoulders, six-pack abs and bare chests of dozens of hot, local guys who they cajole, prod, and coerce into auditioning for a Man of the Month calendar.
But it's not just the fate of the bar that's at stake. Because as things heat up, each of the men meets his match and gets his HEA!
Mr. January: Reece Walker
Down On Me
Tight muscles. Vibrant ink.
At six feet three inches and 220 pounds of pure, inked muscle, thirty-one-year-old Reece Walker exudes a physical strength and sensual power. The manager at The Fix On Sixth, Reece is a man who knows what he wants, both in bed and out of it. And with eyes the color of smoky quartz and a commanding nature, Reece hasn't ever had to sleep alone.
Loyal to a fault, Reece is a man who will put his own interests and desires aside for the sake of his family and friends, especially his two best friends, Jenna Montgomery and Brent Sinclair (Mr. December). And the last thing he would ever do is risk a friendship. Which is why he finds himself torn when he realizes that his feelings for Jenna are no longer plutonic. He wants her, but he fights the desire with all of his formidable strength and will.
And when he finally gives in to temptation ... well, the result is combustible!
Mr. February: Spencer Dean
Hold On Tight
Strong arms. Piercing eyes.
Determined, ambitious and just a little bit wild, 34-year-old Spencer Dean knows what he wants — and that doesn't include a woman in his life. In his bed, sure. But he learned seven years ago not to trust women, and now Spencer relies only on himself. It's a policy that's served him well, sending him spiraling high in the world of real estate-based reality television. But that's a career he stepped away from, preferring to return to his own construction projects in Austin, Texas, without living under the all-seeing eye of a television camera.
Still, his celebrity lingers, and with his deep brown eyes, rough hands and the kind of body sculpted from hard-work, Spencer is hardly a monk. But despite success and a steady stream of women, Spencer's still tormented by the wound left by the woman who walked away.
There's a need burning inside him — and when she comes back into his life and begs his help on a construction project for The Fix On Sixth, Spencer finally understands what he needs to get himself clear — sex, seduction and the sweet victory of revenge.
Mr. March: Cameron Reed
Need You Now
Charming smile. Wicked skills.
Sexy, guy-next-door graduate student Cameron Reed is no stranger to the attention of women. With his dark hair, cocky grin and surprising abs hidden under a conservative button-down, Cam is a guy that any woman would be proud to take home to the parents.
Girls flocked to him in kindergarten — offering crayons and juice boxes — and they still throw themselves at him. Now it's phone numbers and room keys. And since Cam works as a bartender at The Fix On Sixth, it's a rare night that he's not propositioned.
He dates, sure, but it's never serious. He tells the women he's too focused on his studies. But that, however, is a lie. It's not his studies that fill his vision. It's his best friend's sister. A woman who is absolutely off-limits because of her overprotective brother and father.
For Cam, the bonds of family and friendship are sacrosanct. Growing up without a mother or father, Cam's life centered around his grandmother, his sister (Kiki, from Wicked Torture), and his friends. Now, he's fiercely loyal, and there is no way that he'd ever break his best friend Eric's trust by going after his sister.
Sometimes a guy has to break a few rules. And with love on the line, Cam may have to do just that.
Mr. April: Nolan Cross
Start Me Up
Sinfully seductive. Fiercely loyal.
With his twisted sense of humor and snappy one-liners, 29 year-old radio personality Nolan Cross turned a small-time slot into a thriving career. A high school drop-out with only his wits and his panty-dropping good looks going for him, Nolan's only ever had one goal: making it in the entertainment business.
Applying laser-like focus, he rocketed into a full-blown local media star. A man with the kind of platform that can spread the word about The Fix On Sixth's Man of the Month calendar guy contest — a project he jumps into with both feet.
To Nolan, nothing is sacred — or serious. Nothing, that is, except building his audience and growing his career. He's more than happy to have a different woman in his bed each night, and it's a point of pride with him that no woman leaves unsatisfied. But he has no intention of settling down. On the contrary, he's gunning to leave Texas in his rear-view mirror, and he's doing everything in his power to land his dream job—the co-host of a Los Angeles-based morning show.
But reality has a way of playing tricks on a man, and when Nolan learns that he's about to be a daddy, he has to decide if it's time to cut and run—or if, just maybe, it's finally time to get serious.
(Note! Mr. April will be joining me at the RT Booklovers' Convention in Reno, along with Mr. December!)
Mr. May: Tyree Johnson
Get It On
Sensual words. Passionate nights.
Army veteran Tyree Johnson's faced a lot of challenges. Combat in the Middle East. His wife's fatal car accident. His son's brush with gangs and violence. He's survived them all. Now, he's fighting another battle—the battle to hold onto his beloved bar, The Fix On Sixth.
Growing up in Atlanta with a mother who worked as cook and an absentee father, Tyree spent his formative years chopping onions and frying hushpuppies. And from the time he received his very first paycheck, he knew that he wanted two things: to own his own place and to have a woman at his side.
He found the woman first. Well, technically, he found two women, but the first was already married, and nothing ever came of the sparks that flew between them before Tyree was shipped off to Afghanistan. Nothing except a warm memory to hold onto during cold nights. A memory that evaporated against the sweet reality of the woman Tyree eventually married after a wild, romantic, sensual courtship. A woman with whom he founded The Fix On Sixth, a laid-back establishment with Tyree's own brand of food and drink, and lots of local Austin music.
But Fate took his wife, and now Fate's nipping at his bar. Tyree may be a guy who kicks serious ass in the gym, but this is a battle that won't bow to combat.
He's not looking for a woman; hell, he's not looking at anything but his balance sheet and his plans.
But when the first woman who ever touched his heart walks through his doors, Tyree realizes that it's not just his bar he needs to fight for. It's her.
Mr. June: Parker Manning
In Your Eyes
Bedroom eyes. Burning passion.
Everyone says billionaire Parker Manning leads a charmed life. With his dark, leading man good looks and his society pedigree, he grew up in a family that expects him to run a financial empire or win a seat in the Texas Senate—or beyond. The story of his life reads like a fairy tale—but to Parker it's the original Grimm version, scary and twisted and dark. He wants an escape. He craves a connection. But the face he presents to the world is the one that's expected—the quintessential billionaire bad boy.
It's not a difficult facade to maintain. After all, there's ease in privilege, and Parker's used to getting what he wants. To laying claim to what he craves. And to cutting straight through any unnecessary bullshit.
So he's more than a little frustrated when he meets a woman he can't buy or ply with his wallet. A hostess at The Fix On Sixth who's not interested in being the plaything of billionaire. A woman who fascinates and challenges Parker.
A woman he's determined to possess. But to do that, he's going to have to show her his true face and his real heart. And Parker's been wearing the bad boy mask for so long, that truth isn't easy to find.
Enter to win a Man of the Month Calendar using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to all entrants who are 18 and over, but please keep in mind that international shipping will take longer.
That's all the Men of the Month we have on hand for now, but be sure to check back when spring has sprung, because a whole new batch of MOTM will be waiting! If you'd like more information on the 2018 RT Booklovers Convention (and where you can meet Julie, Mr. April and Mr. December), visit our the RT Convention website.
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