Beth Kery’s RELEASE (and a contest!)

Beth Kery writes amazing books. Engaging, romantic, with characters that bring about a visceral reaction in the reader. I love her books and if you haven’t read her yet, you’re really missing out. I was very lucky to read her upcoming new book and it’s awesome.

Her newest book, RELEASE, comes out on February 2nd. I’ve asked Beth a few questions which she was kind enough to answer below, as well as provide some information about her new book. And she’s also giving away a copy of RELEASE, so read on and comment for a chance to win!


Publisher: Berkley Heat
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: February 2, 2010

His need for her was so absolute, he agreed to share her with another man in order to possess her.

Genny loved her husband Max, but something was missing—a sexual charge that was instead ignited by his business partner, Sean. He was ruggedly handsome, with a heart-stopping smile and a slow, sexy New Orleans drawl that made Genny weak. The more time they spent together, the stronger the attraction between them became and when her husband offered to share her with Sean for one intoxicating night, both Genny and Sean were too tempted to refuse.

That night in the company penthouse, Max and Sean showed Genny the heights of ecstasy. But it was Sean who scored her very spirit, and one-on-one, they were red hot. But as Genny learns, there’s a price to pay for such impulsive pleasure. What began as a night of forbidden desire spirals into a whirlpool of murder, sensual submission, secrets, and a scorching passion that threatens to consume everyone it touches.

Read an Excerpt here

Order Release here

Interview With Beth Kery:

Jaci: I hear readers, bloggers and reviewers talking about your books all the time. It’s like you burst onto the scene and grabbed readers by the throat. Why do you think your books have resonated with them so much?

Beth: Wow, that’s nice. Thanks. I sort of consider myself as the quiet girl in the corner, so it’s nice to think of myself grabbing attention. lol.

I think the thing that might resonate with readers (and it might be the thing that turns some off, as well) is that I try to write real characters and genuine emotion. I think human beings are complex in how they express their hurt, grief, anger, love and sexuality. Not always, but often.

Jaci: You write some amazing sex scenes. Easy to write, or hard as hell?

Beth: Thank you again. Back at you.

Um…it depends on the day. I wouldn’t say it relates specifically to sex scenes, just to the writing process of the moment whether or not it’s flowing or halting.

Jaci: What don’t people know about you that you think would surprise them?

Beth: I’m pretty reserved, but I’m not shy. It’s a fine line differentiation, I know. The way I see the difference is that I love people, but at the same time, I’m not good at being the center of attention. When you’re an author, it’s required to shout out about yourself, but that part of the job doesn’t really feel like me. I’m more of a one on one person. I enjoy meeting people face to face (or note to note) and forming a lasting connection with them.

Jaci: Describe your office or writing location.

Beth: I have a very nice desk location in a den, but I’m a bit ashamed to admit, I often can be found writing on my laptop propped up in bed, with dictionary, research notes, etc. spread out all around me. Looks messy, but I know where everything is. ☺

Jaci: What is your definition of romance?

Beth: Hmmmm. Good question. Can I describe it by my physical reaction to it? When you are in the presence of romance, you can’t rest until you finish the book or the movie ends or whatever, because you’re spellbound. For sure, you’re going to be rooting for the romantic leads. You occasionally get a tightness in the chest, that up-swelling of emotion. But then again, you’re talking to a woman who always cries at weddings (including her own) and sobbed uncontrollably recently while watching Avatar.

Thank you so much, Jaci, for having me.

To be entered to win a copy of RELEASE, leave a comment, ask a question, anything. I’ll draw a winner on Thursday. And thanks, Beth, for guesting on my blog and offering up a copy of your awesome new book!

59 thoughts on “Beth Kery’s RELEASE (and a contest!)

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    Leni says:

    I enjoyed this interview because Jaci asked questions that helped Beth give the reader a glimpse into her writing process. And I have to agree that you do portray your characters as real people.

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    Terri says:

    Gosh, this books sounds so good. And as it comes out on Ground Hog day, does that mean that we’re going to want to read it over and over and over? Or does it must mean we’re going to be hot even if it’s snowing outside? Regardless, I think this one just went on my to buy list.


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    The book sounds really good! I always wondered if it is difficult for an author to write a sex scene. So that is my question to Beth. Do you imagine the scene in your head and how hard is it to transfer what is in your head onto paper? Thanks!

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    Armenia says:

    Hi Beth,

    Is this book part of a series or a stand alone? It sounds intriguing and I can’t wait to read it.

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    Sarah Keery says:

    Hi Beth I love your description of romance – it’s hard to describe. As is why do you love someone? I can’t wait to grab myself a copy of this.

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    RKCharron says:

    Hi Jaci & Beth 🙂
    Thank you for the excerpt link. It was great!
    Thank you also for the interview. I enjoyed gaining an insight to Beth & her writing. You asked excellent questions Jaci & Beth’s answers were indepth & interesting.
    Thanks again,

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    limecello says:

    Hi Beth! Thanks for visiting with us today! Lovely interview, ladies 🙂
    Release sounds so interesting – and very unique, with the different focus you seem to have on the story. *goes to read the excerpt*
    Thanks so much for having this giveaway 🙂

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    Hi Jaci and Beth,
    I found Beth last year and have loved every book that I’ve read of hers. Can’t wait for Release!

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    Erin T says:

    Hi Beth and Jaci!
    I absolutely loved Paradise Rules and Wicked Burn! Release sounds wonderful as well! Thanks for the chance!

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    Amy M says:

    I am reading Wicked Burn right now by Beth, and it is so good. I have not read one yet by her that I did not just love! I cannot wait for this book to come out!

    Amy M

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    Beth Kery says:

    Hi all! Jaci, thanks so much for having me here today…and for giving me that awesome cover quote for Release. 🙂

    Thanks so much, Leni. I’m glad that you think so.

    LOL, Terri! I only hope if that’s true, it’s not a purgatory-type thing like it was for Bill Murray.

    Belinda–I am a pretty visual person. I think the answer to your question is that I’m not experiencing a sex scene as if I’m seeing it and describing movements, though. I’m really caught up in the emotions and the sensations of the characters. I like to do sex scenes from both male and female perspectives in order to create a heightened tension level.
    Does that help? I’m not sure if I answered very well.

    Howdy Armenia. Release is a single title.

    Sarah–thanks! Talk about a hard question to answer. It was one of those questions where I said, well, I could answer it a million different ways, so I’ll just pick one. It’s such a huge, multi-faceted thing, romance, don’t you think? Jaci asks hard questions! I interviewed her for my contest this week, so hopefully I gave her some hard ones back. lol.

    Erin–I’m glad you enjoyed WB and PR. Always nice for an author to hear. Have a great day.

    RK–Thanks so much. 🙂

    Good morning, Booklover!

  12. 12

    Wow! That sounds like a great read!

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    Robin Snodgrass says:

    As always, this is a wonderful interview Beth. I think you hit the nail on the head in your self-description. You are not shy but reserved – very appropriate way to put it. The book is fabulous and I’m sure the readers are going to love it as much as your other offerings! You know I can’t shout out enough about how much I love your writing!

    Great interview questions Jaci.

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    Lea says:

    *waving* at Jaci and Beth!

    That was a wonderful interview and post! I learn new things about you every day Beth! Thank you for the well thought out questions and answers.

    Jaci: no need to enter me in the contest, I’ve read and reviewed Release and all I can say is, wow!!

    Thank you both again and have a great day!

    L :))

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    Heather B says:

    Thanks for the heads up about this interview and giveaway, Jaci! And this author sounds delightful. I am going to her website right now and bookmarking……hhhmm…..I’m thinking ‘belated birthday gift’ for myself! yay!

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    CHristine says:

    New book sounds great. Can’t wait to read it. How difficult is it to write a menage as opposed to straight romance?

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    Beth Kery says:

    Hey Amy! I’m glad you’re enjoying Wicked Burn. Be sure to let me know what you think when you reach the end!

    Christine–I’m not much of a menage expert, to be honest. I know a lot of readers love menages, but I have trouble with the chemistry. As far as Release goes, it was fairly easy to write the one menage scene, because the hero and heroine finally got to touch each other, and there was this explosion of feeling and long repressed sexual energy.

    Aw, Robin, thanks.

    Hey there, Lea!! 🙂

    Thanks for checking out my books, Heather. Hope they satisfy.

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    Andrea I says:

    Jaci, thanks for interviewing Beth. I enjoy knowing more about her.

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    Ina says:

    Hi Beth!
    *gg* my writing place looks much the same – but in this “chaos” I can find my things, when things are in order I have to search for them *sigh*
    wish you all the best,

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    Jeanette Juan says:

    Wonderful interview and I can’t wait for the release of “Release!”

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    Heidi C. says:

    I loved the interview and the book sounds great! One of the most suprizing thing that I have found, is that some authots write while listening to music. Do you, if so, what type of music do you write to?

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    Lisa Guertin says:

    Thanks for taking time to share with us today. Your new release sounds great!

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    funkywaterdino says:

    I love Beth and I loved Paradise Rules! I can’t wait for Release.

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    kim h says:

    so hot cover an dstory
    love it
    please count me in

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    Natasha A. says:

    Hi Jaci! Thanks for having Beth here today!

    Beth!!! YEAH! I am so looking forward to this book. I am JUST finishing up Paradise Rules, and it so amazing and fantastic!

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    Jane says:

    Congrats on the upcoming release, Beth.

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    Fedora says:

    Hi, Beth! Paradise Rules is on top of the TBR, and I’m looking forward to Release! You’ve got such a way of getting us into the characters’ heads and hearts–it’s a gift! Thanks for writing on!

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    beth kery says:

    Ina–well, you know what they say about order coming from chaos. I’m praying that one is true, and not a rationalization on my part. 🙂

    Natasha–hey there! I’m so glad you are enjoying Paradise Rules. Nice, to read about Hawaii–and hot sex–this time of year. lol.

    Thanks about the heads and hearts, Fedora. It’s nice to ‘see’ you. *waving*

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    Gayle says:

    Have you thought about writing a series with the characters intertwined?? I just loved your characters in Wicked Burn and would have loved the story to go on!!

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    Lisa F. says:

    I really want this book. I can’t wait for it’s release. Beth is one of my favorite authors and her books are a autobuy for me.

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    Tracey D says:

    Hi, Beth.

    Do you think book trailers help in book sales?

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    Allison says:

    Thanks Beth and Jaci! I’m looking forward to both your books in the next weeks. Happy reading time coming up….

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    tennismom mary g says:

    Wonderful interview Jaci & Beth
    I learn something new everytime.
    Just wanted to shout out about your fabulous “can’t put them down books.”

    “tightness in the chest, that up-swelling of emotion” – that’s how your books affect me.
    Release was just like that.

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    Sharon says:

    This one looks very interesting. I loved Daring Time but this one seems to be more complicate plot-wise in the best possible way!

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    savonna says:

    Great interview!! I’m going to check out Beth’s website and her other books. “Release” will be on my list of books to buy!!

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    Christine M. says:

    Now this sounds like one hot release! I’ll definitely keep an eye open for that book! =)

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    Jeanine Lesperance says:

    This book looks great!

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    Sue A. says:

    Beth I’m so happy to see you “Release” another book! I can still remember when I discovered you as a “new author” new to me that is. You’ve come along way in such a short time it seems to me. I’m sure the road to being published was anything but easy or quick in your memory. Congrats on all your success!

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    Joder says:

    Thanks for the great excerpt and for the lovely cover! It’s sexy and really lets you know what kind of story to expect from the cover alone.

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    Mariska says:

    Knowing a new for me Author with great books have always been my pleasure 🙂

    this book sounds awesome !

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    Cecile says:

    **waves to Beth** What a wonderful interview ladies, well done!!!!
    Okay. So, I Want This Book Now!!!! The book is smoking hot!!!
    Thanks for a chance to win it!

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    Terri W. says:

    Hi Jaci and Beth!

    Great interview and I love the cover!

    Thanks for a chance to win it!

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    Fran says:

    Hey Beth! I love your definition of romance (I confess crying at the end of Avatar, too)
    Thanks for the interview, Jaci!

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    Sherry S. says:

    Release sounds like a great book and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the interview and the contest.

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    elaing8 says:

    I cannot wait to read this book. I love Beth’s books.

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    Melissa says:

    OMG, this sounds SO good!!

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    INCiDeNT says:

    Loved the interview! Beth’s definition of romance cracked me up and I’m in total agreement of it!

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    Becky Jean says:

    This book looks like it is to die for! Please include me in the contest 🙂

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    ES says:

    Love the excerpt 🙂 Beth Kery has the hottest heroes . . . and so do you, Jaci of course!

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    KJ says:

    Can’t wait till this is Release’d’ (ha ha) 🙂

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    beth kery says:

    Hello all! Thanks for the nice comments.

    Hi Heidi!
    I don’t listen to music when I write. I live in the midst of the city, and so I have a white noise machine that’s always going. I seriously don’t think I could live in the city without it. I have to have complete quiet (or white noise) while I’m writing.

    Hi Fran! I think we are in good company as far as crying at Avatar.

    Tracey D–I do think book trailers are a nice, easy way to showcase a book. Whether it works or not, I’m unsure, as those numbers are nearly impossible to come by, but like I said, it’s a nice way to tell people about a book in a different format than a blurb and excerpt.

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!

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    Karen in TN says:

    Interesting premise.

    Congrats on the release.

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    Amy S. says:

    Great interview! Sounds good!

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    Midnight says:

    Hott! Can’t wait to read it.
    Okay, my question:
    Do/would you prefer to seduce the mind or the body of your reader?
    (And I don’t mean in the dirrty way)


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    Julie says:

    Thanks for the great interview (I loved the definition of romance) and for the chance to win!

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    Terri W. says:

    Hi Jaci and Beth!

    Great interview and thanks for a chance to win it!

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    Shaiha says:

    Hi Beth. Your book sounds really good!

    My question for you is whether your family reads your books and what is their reactions.

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