Julie Kenner

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Julie Kenner
Born Mountain View, California
Pen name Julie Kenner
J. Kenner
J.K. Beck
Occupation novelist
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University
Period 2000 - present
Genre Romance, Fantasy
Notable awards RITA award – Best Erotic Romance
2014 Claim Me

Julie Kenner is a USA Today bestselling American author of romance and fantasy novels. She also writes with the pen names J.K. Beck and J. Kenner.[1] In 2014, she received the Romance Writers of America RITA Award as J. Kenner for Best Erotic Romance for Claim Me.


Originally from California Kenner grew up in Texas and received a bachelor's degree in radio-television-film from the University of Texas at Austin[2] and later attended law school at Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas. After practicing law in Los Angeles, California she quit and moved to Austin, Texas and continued practicing.[3] For five years Kenner practiced law and wrote novels, in 2004 she gave up practicing law to become a full-time writer and mother.[4]

She has written a number of books, including the four-part Aphrodite series, and her 2005 novel Carpe Demon. The movie rights for Carpe Demon have been optioned by 1492 Pictures and Warner Brothers in a multi-book deal.[5]


As Julie Kenner[edit]

Codebreaker trilogy[6][edit]

  1. The Givenchy Code. Downtown Press. 2005. ISBN 0-7434-9613-2. 
  2. The Manolo Matrix. Downtown Press. 2006. ISBN 0-7434-9614-0. 
  3. The Prada Paradox. Downtown Press. 2007. ISBN 0-7434-9615-9. 

The Dark Pleasures Series (novellas)[edit]

  • Caress of Darkness (stand alone, Rainer & Callie)
  • Find Me in Darkness (#1, Mal and Christina)
  • Find Me in Pleasure (#2, Mal and Christina)
  • Find Me in Passion (#3, Mal and Christina)
  • Caress of Pleasure (stand alone, Dante’s story)

Superhero series[7][edit]

  1. Aphrodite's Kiss. Love Spell. 2001. ISBN 0-505-52438-4. 
  2. Aphrodite's Passion. Love Spell. 2002. ISBN 0-505-52474-0. 
  3. Aphrodite's Secret. Love Spell. 2003. ISBN 0-505-52509-7. 
  4. Aphrodite's Flame. Love Spell. 2004. ISBN 0-505-52583-6. 

Blood Lily Chronicles[8][edit]

  1. Tainted. Ace Books. 2009. ISBN 978-0-441-01784-3. 
  2. Torn. Ace Books. 2009. ISBN 978-0-441-01797-3. 
  3. Turned. Ace Books. 2010. ISBN 978-0-441-01811-6. 

Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series[9][edit]

  1. Carpe Demon. Penguin Books. 2005. ISBN 0-515-14221-2. 
  2. California Demon. Penguin Books. 2006. 
  3. Demons Are Forever. Penguin Books. 2007. 
  4. Deja Demon. 2008. 
  5. The Demon You Know. 2009.  (short story[9])
  6. Demon Ex Machina. 2009. 
  7. Pax Demonica. 2014. 


Kenner has also had her works appear in a number of anthologies.

As J. Kenner[edit]

The Stark Series - Original Trilogy[edit]

  1. Release Me. Bantam. 2013. ISBN 9780345544117. 
  2. Claim Me. Bantam. 2013. ISBN 9780345545831. 
  3. Complete Me. Bantam. 2013. ISBN 9780345545855. 
  4. Anchor Me. Bantam. 2016. ISBN 978-1940673387. 

Stark Ever After (Nikki & Damien novellas)[edit]

  1. Take Me (digital novella) (December 2013)
  2. Have Me (November 2014)
  3. Play My Game (February 2015)

Stark International Novels - Sylvia & Jackson Trilogy[edit]

  1. Say My Name (April 2015)
  2. On My Knees (June 2015)
  3. Under My Skin (September 2015)

Stark International Novellas - Jamie & Ryan[edit]

  1. Tame Me (March 2014)

Most Wanted Series[edit]

  1. Wanted (January 2014)
  2. Heated (June 2014)
  3. Ignited (September 2014)

As J.K. Beck[edit]

Shadow Keeper Series[edit]

  1. When Blood Calls (August 2010)
  2. When Pleasure Rules (September 2010)
  3. When Wicked Craves (October 2010)
  4. Midnight (e-novella) (November 2011)
  5. When Passion Lies (May 2012)
  6. When Darkness Hungers (June 2012)
  7. When Temptation Burns (July 2012)

Awards and reception[edit]

  • 2014 - Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Erotic Romance as J. Kenner for Claim Me

Kenner has also won a number of awards. She was certified as a USA Today bestselling author and won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Contemporary Paranormal Fiction for her book Aphrodite's Kiss, received two PEARL Award honorable mentions, including Best New Author, and her book The Cat's Fancy won the Venus Award for Best Paranormal Fiction of the Year, the Romance Journal's Francis Award, and was a Sapphire Award Finalist.

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ J.K. Beck FAQ Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine., Julie Kenner website. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "The Romance Reader Interviews Julie Kenner". The Romance Reader. February 25, 2000. Archived from the original on November 20, 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-20. 
  3. ^ "A Conversation With Julie Kenner". The Internet Writing Journal. July 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-20. 
  4. ^ Wood, M.E. "Interview with Julie Kenner". Absolute Write. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  5. ^ "ARWA Published Authors". Austin Romance Writers of America. Archived from the original on May 5, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Book list". Julie Kenner. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  7. ^ a b c "Superhero series". Julie Kenner. Archived from the original on 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  8. ^ "Blood Lily Chronicles". Julie Kenner. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  9. ^ a b "Demon Hunting Soccer Mom". Julie Kenner. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 

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