Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The early reviews for Random Acts of Hope are in and readers LOVE IT

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The early reviews are in!


"Ms. Kent's 'Random Acts' series gets better with each addition. I loved this story of Charlotte and Liam. It had everything...strong characters, laugh out loud moments, angst and a great ending. I cannot wait for the next installment." -- Amazon reviewer

"WOW!! Hot, steamy, yummy, emotional, love, seduction, toys, sexy, and fantastic!!! Julia, you always please your fans and I can't thank you enough. This Random Acts of Crazy book has to be my favorite and I didn't think you'd take that away from RAOF. Liam and Charlotte's story is emotional, heartfelt, loving, gut wrenching, want-to-cry-that-good!! I had to read the first chapter twice because IT IS THAT AMAZING!" -- Goodreads reviewer

Random Acts of Hope is the fourth book in the romantic comedy Random series, and features guitar player Liam McCarthy from the band, Random Acts of Crazy. Five years ago, Liam and his girlfriend, Charlotte Greyson, were deeply in love. When a betrayal eviscerates them both, each clings to their separate truths as an anchor to navigate the perfect storm.
But when the biggest ego in the band reconnects with the only woman who stole his heart, sparks fly in this sequel that asks whether you can believe in the impossible without sacrificing every ideal you hold - in order to find a love bigger than you ever imagined.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rock Star Romance Giveaway!


As we get ready for Random Acts of Hope to release on Tuesday, July 29, here's a giveaway in honor of ROCK STARS EVERYWHERE! 

Please join in the fun and grab a chance to win a Rock Star Romance prize package or one of ten signed paperbacks of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Crazy!

(International winners are fine!)

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Friday, July 25, 2014

New Romantic Comedy Releases from me, Blair Babylon, Mimi Strong, Elle Casey, Daisy Prescott and Zoe York!

New Romantic Comedy Releases!

Burning Bright (Billionaires in Disguise: Lizzy #4) by Blair Babylon

Special Release Day Price: 99c TODAY ONLY!

The thrilling conclusion to Billionaires in Disguise: Lizzy is a whirlwind of suspense, shocking revelations, hysterical banter among girlfriends, and the healing power of love. When Lizzy runs away from a budding love affair and a different toxic relationship, she runs all the way to Paris. Both men show up in the City of Light, and she can’t escape the danger that follows.
Special release day price: Get Burning Bright at 99c today only!

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Haven’t started Lizzy’s story yet?
Falling Hard is FREE everywhere!
When you've left everything behind and run away, and you meet someone who promises to make you strong, sometimes you fall for him, and you fall hard. Lizzy saw both men at a Devilhouse party. Mannix was blue-eyed, an ex-football player, smoldering hot, and obviously taken. Theo was a prosecuting attorney, as sweet as his caramel eyes, and insisted that he wasn't a Dom. When Theo messes up their budding relationship by prying into her past, Mr. Smolder makes a play for Lizzy. Then Mannix tells her that he loves her, far too soon, and his proclivities take a turn for the disturbing. Lizzy begins to realize that she's falling too far, too fast, and too hard.

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Missionary Position by Daisy Prescott

"A captivating story about life, love, and an exciting and unintentional quest for self-discovery."

Selah Elmore is a confident, curvy woman who knows exactly who she is and what she wants. She loves her life being a professor and popular pirate erotica author. However, when she leaves the Pacific Northwest to spend six months studying sculpture in West Africa, she learns she doesn't know a thing about love.
Cocky, suit-wearing Gerhard charms her during a stopover in Amsterdam, but dashing, adventurous Kai sweeps her off her feet in Ghana.
Sparks fly on three continents when perpetually single Selah discovers there's more to love and life than she ever imagined.
Sex? Absolutely.
Love? Not my thing.
I didn't do love or butterflies, but I loved him.
I was screwed, and not in a good way.
Missionary Position is the third novel in the Modern Love Stories series. It's a spin-off/standalone from Geoducks Are for Lovers. It isn't necessary to read that novel or Ready to Fall prior to reading this.  
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Random Acts of Hope by Julia Kent

The New York Times bestselling series continues....
She dressed professionally, wearing a plum-colored fuzzy v-neck sweater that contoured to the swell of a rack I remembered so well, legs encased in a slim pencil skirt that embellished those creamy hips I could imagine naked with a flicker of memory, lips painted fire-engine red and that maniac-inducing fifties pin-up girl look that I'd dismissed as silly when the girls in college wore it - but that made her smoking hot.
Down, boy.
God damn Charlotte, my ex-girlfriend, had to be here, of all places. At a bachelorette party where I was a stripper, dressed in a cop uniform with pants that suddenly got way too tight.
And she had to be so fine.
"Ooooh, honey, you're one big officer," said a sultry voice behind me as I watched Charlotte in the other room, chatting with the bride.
A hand stroked my hip and hesitated before sliding a bit lower, filling a palm with my ass. "Arrest me, Officer. I've been a bad, bad girl."
With one look at the source of the voice, my night went from Oh, man to Oh, no.
That voice? That hand?
That was my mother.
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Random Acts of Hope is the fourth book in the romantic comedy Random series, and features guitar player Liam McCarthy from the band, Random Acts of Crazy. Five years ago, Liam and his girlfriend, Charlotte Greyson, were deeply in love. When a betrayal eviscerates them both, each clings to their separate truths as an anchor to navigate the perfect storm.
But when the biggest ego in the band reconnects with the only woman who stole his heart, sparks fly in this sequel that asks whether you can believe in the impossible without sacrificing every ideal you hold - in order to find a love bigger than you ever imagined.
Get the entire series!
Random Acts of Crazy (Book 1)
Random Acts of Trust (Book 2)
Random Acts of Fantasy (Book 3)
Random Acts of Hope (Book 4)
Click to see Random Acts of Hope at:

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Just One Night by Elle Casey

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, presents the contemporary romance serial novel, JUST ONE NIGHT.
Part 1
Jennifer is sexually frustrated and disillusioned with love, a very dangerous combination. Convinced there's no such thing as Prince Charming, and against her best friend's better judgment, she places a personal ad seeking a one-night stand. No strings, no commitments, no second dates. Her goal? To restore her faith in men by setting up a single night of fantasy that can never be tainted by reality.
William is a busy executive, newly arrived in the United States from England. Life for him is all about minimizing complications. He doesn't have the time nor the inclination to share his life with anyone, to have obligations outside of work, or to become entangled in a relationship with an emotional basket case of a woman who’s desperately seeking her Prince Charming. But he does see the value in having an attractive woman in his arm for networking purposes ...
DUE TO SEXY SITUATIONS AND CONTENT, THIS BOOK IS DEFINITELY NOT APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER READERS
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Beyond Love and Hate: Wardham Novella #3.5 by Zoe York

Adversaries at work, Beth and Finn have long fought the undeniable chemistry between them. She wants babies and he wants freedom. It'll never work. But when a long day of work turns into a private night, fueled by wine and pent-up desire, everything changes.

See Beyond Love and Hate at:

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Complicated Girl by Mimi Strong

Opposites attract when a smart-mouthed florist meets a sophisticated dentist at her self-help group. Standalone novel, happy ending, no cliffhanger. Spice level: medium. Humor level: very funny!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Kindle app on your phone or desktop -- you do not need a Kindle to read Kindle eBooks!

I'm still surprised when I hear people talk about needing a Kindle device to read Kindle eBooks. Amazon's made an app that you can download to your smartphone, your desktop computer, and/or your laptop computer.

You can download it right now, right here: Kindle app

That means you can start reading great books, including my freebie (for now), Random Acts of Crazy!

Happy reading without a Kindle!

Check out this AMAZING review for Random Acts of Fantasy over at Fresh Fiction!



"Julia Kent's RANDOM ACTS OF FANTASY, book three in her Random series hits all the same salaciously hilarious notes as the previous two (and indeed as in many of her other series.) Darla, Joe and Trevor are still feeling their way in their relationship, when the band gets a gig that may be the start of the big time. Think Spinal Tap meets Fantasy Island."

I LOVE IT! "Spinal Tap meets Fantasy Island" is BRILLIANT! Read the rest of the review at Fresh Fiction, and grab Random Acts of Fantasy at:

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Another new excerpt from Random Acts of Hope, coming July 29: Meet Charlotte

TRIGGER WARNING: Random Acts of Hope deals with the topic of miscarriage. On a personal note, I've had four of them, so this is an issue that I write about not only from a fictional perspective, but from an experiential one. For those who might have a hard time reading about miscarriage, I'm letting you know up front. While my books have humor in them, at no point is miscarriage treated lightly. Please know that I've worked hard to treat the topic with sensitivity and compassion.  <3

Charlotte
What was Liam McCarthy doing at a bachelorette party, dressed as a— 
Oh. 
OH! 
Liam was the “talent,” as Bridget had called the stripper team coming at 9 p.m. I’d done plenty of sex toy parties, and bachelorette soirees were top on the list for buying all sorts of devices. Especially fortysomething third-time brides, because their friends weren’t, um…shy. Get a group of twentysomethings together to go through the catalogue and you get loads of snickers and self-conscious giggles. 
Gather them twenty years later and you get stories, reviews, and evaluations. These women knew their battery-powered love. 
Liam. Just looking at him made my heart pound so hard it could be a pulse setting on a shower spray. Jesus. I hadn’t seen Liam in five years. 
My hand went instinctively to my belly. I snatched it away like it was on fire. Five years ago Liam McCarthy got me pregnant and dumped me the moment I told him. 
Over the phone. 
And now I was seeing him for the first time since that pivotal call, the second-worst moment of my life. 
The worst? 
When I miscarried in my dorm bathroom at college five weeks later. 
“Charlotte!” Sybil McCarthy’s shout pierced the air. This party was the first time she’d spoken to me in five years. Too much of my past was roaring forward right now. The buzz of vibrators on the kitchen linoleum faded as she dipped her perfectly coiffed head and hissed in my ear. 
“Did you and Liam plan this?” 
“Plan what?” My voice dripped with contempt. I couldn’t help it. My hands started to shake, and a thick wall of white rage filled my chest. She’d never called. Never said a word. Shunned me if we walked past each other at the grocery store or at a town event.
Me. The woman who’d carried her grandchild for a short time. All too short. 
A wave of pain shot through my belly, almost folding me in half. I wouldn’t give her the satisfaction, though. I forced myself to stand even taller, dwarfing her by a good half foot. Liam had loved that about me—the freakish, six-foot-tall girl was a perfect match for Mr. Nordic. 
Sybil seemed taken aback. She expected meek little Charlotte from years ago, didn’t expect to be challenged. Tough shit, lady. I bled your grandchild out into a toilet in a 1920s dorm on campus without any help. You don’t get any respect from me. 
“Plan…this. It’s quite…” She chuckled without mirth, searching for the right words. “… unorthodox for you to be selling dildos while Liam is the beefcake.” 
“Sybil,” I said coldly, flashing a smile and giving another partygoer my index finger, asking her to hang on, “I haven’t seen Liam in five years. You’ve treated me like a piece of radioactive dog shit every time I got within one hundred feet of you in town. I hardly think I’m about to sabotage one of the biggest parties I’ve had in this business so I can ogle a man who did what he did to me.” 
I walked three steps before she yanked, hard, on my hand. I stumbled, my eyes catching Liam’s just as she pulled me back. 
“What he did to you?” she said hoarsely. “What you did to him was so disgusting. A high school senior who—” 
Liam’s voice cut through her rant just as my hand itched, pulled up nice and tight to deck her. 
“Let her go, Mom.” 
Titters rippled through the crowd. “Mom?” they whispered. 
“I will not let her rewrite history, Liam," she hissed. 
His cold eyes took us both in, and he took a deep breath. Thirty sets of female eyes were on him now, and even in my white wall of rage I could see how amazing he was. The boy with so much promise from five years ago had filled out into a giant, cut-marble statue of a man. He exuded masculinity, and even my shallow breaths infused me with his musk, a mixture of soap, aftershave, sweat, and something else that made every part of my body want to press against his. 
He reached up to his neckline and a ragged ripping sound filled the room as his uniform peeled off and he stood there in a g-string that was so tiny it might as well have been Rob Ford’s chances of becoming prime minister. 
And then Liam McCarthy showed me just how much of a man he’d become.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3 New Invitation to Eden Books!

The Invitation to Eden series has three HOT new books out this week, all at just $2.99

3 NEW Invitation to Eden books just released this week! Read them NOW!

Ivy in Bloom by Vivi Anna, writing as Tawny Stokes



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Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips



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Second Glances by Elena Aitken



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And, of course, there's my Invitation to Eden book!

Random Acts of Fantasy



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