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Wicked Torture (Stark World #3)
Author: J. Kenner

About the Author


J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and No. 1 internationally bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres.

Kenner has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a ‘flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations’ and by Romantic Times 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, Kenner took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book two of her Stark Trilogy).

In her previous career as an attorney, Kenner worked as a lawyer in Southern California and Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas with her husband, two daughters and two cats.

Visit J. Kenner online at juliekenner. Or connect with her via Twitter juliekenner or through JKennerBooks.



Just some of the rave reviews for J. Kenner’s powerfully sensual and erotic novels:

‘Kenner may very well have cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them . . . Her characters’ scorching, scandalous affair explores the very nature of attraction and desire, redeeming and changing them beyond measure’ Romantic Times

‘The plot is complex, the characters engaging, and J. Kenner’s passionate writing brings it all perfectly together’ Harlequin Junkie

‘Another J. Kenner masterpiece . . . This was an intriguing look at self-discovery and forbidden love all wrapped into a neat little action-suspense package. There was plenty of sexual tension and eventually action . . . But can we expect anything less from J. Kenner?’ Reading Haven

‘The heat practically radiates from the page . . . This book is sexy, romantic, steamy and thrilling all wrapped into one extremely well written package’ Books & Boys Book Blog

‘J. Kenner’s evocative writing thrillingly captures the power of physical attraction, the pull of longing, the universe-altering effect one person can have on another . . . Claim Me has the emotional depth to back up the sex . . . Every scene is infused with both erotic tension, and the tension of wondering what lies beneath Damien’s veneer – and how and when it will be revealed’ Heroes and Heartbreakers

‘A toe-curling smokin’ hot read, full of incredible characters and a brilliant storyline that you won’t be able to get enough of. I can’t wait for the next book in this series . . . I’m hooked!’ Flirty & Dirty Book Blog

‘I do believe that I just found my newest guilty pleasure’ Hooker Heels Book Blog

‘Kenner definitely knows how to write steamy love scenes and how to push the pain/pleasure envelope with her characters’ Harlequin Junkie

‘PERFECT for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You. Release Me is a powerful and erotic romance novel that is sure to make adult romance readers sweat, sigh and swoon’ Reading, Eating & Dreaming Blog

‘[A] sexy and exciting ride’ Fresh Fiction

‘This is deeply sensual and the story packs an emotional punch that I really hadn’t expected . . . If you enjoyed Fifty Shades [and] the Crossfire books, you’re definitely going to enjoy this one. It’s compelling, engaging and I was thoroughly engrossed’ Sinfully Sexy Blog

‘Once again Kenner has written a book that reaches into your soul, pulls out all your emotions and leaves you with a smile’ The Book Reading Gals

‘I am in the “I loved Fifty Shades” camp, but after reading Release Me, Mr Grey only scratches the surface compared to Damien Stark’ Cocktails and Books Blog

‘It is not often when a book is so amazingly well-written that I find it hard to even begin to accurately describe it . . . I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in a passionate love story’ Romancebookworm’s Reviews

‘Delivers both scorching hot scenes along with the evolution and unpeeling of emotional barriers built by past dark secrets. Moreover, the characters are complex, the passion is intense and the ultimate message that love can heal all is inspiring’ The Romance Reviews (five stars)

‘The story is one that will rank up with the Fifty Shades and Crossfire trilogies’ Incubus Publishing Blog

‘Be prepared for a roller coaster filled with twists and turns, ups and downs, hope, heartbreak and cliffhangers’ Book Boyfriend Blog



By J. Kenner

The Stark World Series

Wicked Grind

Wicked Dirty

Wicked Torture

The Stark Series

Release Me

Claim Me

Complete Me

Anchor Me

The Stark Ever After Novellas

Take Me (e-novella)

Have Me (e-novella)

Play My Game (e-novella)

Seduce Me (e-novella)

Unwrap Me (e-novella)

Deepest Kiss (e-novella)

Entice Me (e-novella)

Stark After Dark (paperback collection)

The Stark International Series

Say My Name

On My Knees

Under My Skin

Steal My Heart (free short story)

Take My Dare (e-novella)

The S.I.N. Series

Dirtiest Secret

Hottest Mess

Sweetest Taboo

The Most Wanted Series






About the Book



He’s very good at being bad . . .

Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as Stark International’s newest tech genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the death of his wife and daughter. But when an old girlfriend walks back into his life, Noah realizes three things: it’s time to heal, Kiki is the woman he wants – and he’ll do whatever it takes to convince her.

Aspiring singer Kiki Porter remembers Noah only too well. She’d believed he was the love of her life, but he walked away, ripping her heart into tiny shreds. Now he’s back, and pursuing her with a sensual relentlessness that leaves her breathless.

She wants him – she does. But even though she melts in his arms, how can she trust that this time he’ll stay? Especially when long-buried secrets threaten their hope for a future together . . .

Spellbinding romance. Electrifying passion. Why not indulge in J. Kenner . . .


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