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J.K. Beck – Guest Blog & Giveaway

I am really excited to have author J.K. Beck here today guest blogging! The first book in her new Shadow Keepers Series, When Blood Calls is in stores now, with the next book, When Pleasure Rules, due to hit shelves on September 28th, 2010. You can read my review of When Blood Calls HERE. Let’s give J.K. a warm welcome because a) she’s awesome, b) I’m convinced she can leap tall buildings in a single bound because she had to practically bend over backwards to get me this post in time right smack dab in the middle of a chaotic move and c) shhh, don’t tell but she’s a best selling author also known as Julie Kenner! Oh yeah, and she’s also giving one lucky commenter a copy of When Pleasure Rules. 😀

J.K. – What would you do if you could slip into someone’s head and get their thoughts? Would you be tempted to use the information for blackmail? To win in the stock market? To make life better for yourself and those you care about?

And what if taking that information could cause harm to another?

It’s an interesting dilemma, and it’s what Lissa, the heroine in my second Shadow Keepers book, is faced with. In WHEN PLEASURE RULES, we meet Lissa, a succubus with a secret skill—when she takes a bit of soul, she also takes thoughts. It’s a skill she’s had throughout all her lives, though she has little memory of the past lives. In this life, she’s used the skill to gain entrance into men’s heads in order to use that information in her quest to rescue the girls she protects from harsh masters. But when the PEC learns of her unique—and illegal—talent, they decide to make the most of it, setting her up as a confidential informant to take information from a werewolf, Rand, who’s recently come to town…and may be behind a series of brutal murders.

The idea of a woman who could get into the heads of men was interesting enough—couple that with Lissa being forced to do it in order to save herself and the women she protects, and it made for a fabulously fun story to write, especially when Rand, dark and dangerous himself, was tossed into the equation.

As you can probably tell, the Shadow Keepers books are set in a paranormal world. Specifically, the books are centered around a paranormal judicial system charged with the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by the shadow beings.

I’ve had a lot of fun with the books, and with the characters and creatures that inhabit them—vampires, werewolves, daemons, succubi and more!

You can find excerpts, enter contests, or just poke around at the series website,, read my blog at, or see the series book trailer at And be sure to friend me on Facebook ( and follow me on Twitter (!

Leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of When Pleasure Rules! Talk about anything, or tell us what you’d do if you could poke around in someone’s head!

Happy reading!


Thanks J.K.! I know that I’ll be rushing out to grab a copy of When Pleasure Rules as soon as it hits shelves. 🙂

Giveaway Details:

J.K. Beck has been gracious enough to supply an autographed copy of When Pleasure Rules, book 2 in the Shadow Keepers series to giveaway to one of my readers! Contest is open to Everyone.

For one entry: Please leave a comment with the answer to the question.  (+1 entry)

For extra entries:

  • Subscribe to my blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews, through the links at the top right hand side of the blog, and let me know in your comment. Be sure you verify your subscription through the email you’ll receive or it won’t count. (+1 entry)
  • If you’re already subscribed, you’ll receive two extra entries, but be sure to let me know in the comments if you’re an old follower. (+2 entries)
  • Post a link to this contest on your Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or on your blog and send me the link either in the comments or by email and you’ll get an extra entry for each place you add a link to. ( add 1 entry each for  however many links you’ve done)
  • Follow me on Twitter, Add me as a friend on FaceBook, GoodReads, MySpace, Chapters Community or LibraryThing. (add 1 entry each for however many places you followed/friended me)
  • Follow J.K. Beck on Twitter or FaceBook (add +1 for each)
  • Contest is open to Everyone and will run through October 3rd until 11:59pm. The winners will be posted here on October 4th.
  • Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won, but post it like wilmaflinstone(at)boomshakalaka(dot)com so you don’t get any spam. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone! :)

Please leave your links in one comment if possible. Thanks!

September 23, 2010 - Posted by | Contest, Guest Blogger, New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Upcoming Releases | , , , ,


  1. This sounds like an interesting series. I’m not sure that I like the cover of When Pleasure rules though. It doesn’t really give me an idea of what the book’s about.

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    Comment by SandyG265 | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  2. I loved the first book! Am looking foward to your next two books!
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    Comment by sue brandes | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  3. What would I do if I could poke around in someone’s head!?
    Wow! Okay, there are two sides of me. Yap. On one side, I would take away things that hurt them….like super bad memories that do no good. Okay, the other side….I would make the salesmen sell me …let’s say, the beautiful gown or the gold necklace for almost nothing. I know, I should be ashamed. lol
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Comment by Doreen R | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  4. I already subscribe by email….1

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  6. Shared on facebook!/profile.php?id=100000384250939

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  10. Not sure I’d want to poke around in anyone’s head. I can imagine all sorts of trouble to get in LOL…

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Comment by Deb@Debbie's Book Bag | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  11. 1. I am an old follower +2
    2. I am a follower of goodreads +1
    3. What would I do if I could poke around in someone’s head? I would make sure they are being truthful with me for starters and not lying to me. The second things I would do would be to remove any thoughts that are causing them heartache or pain.
    Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Sounds very good and interesting.

    Comment by Victoria Zumbrum | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  12. If I could poke around in someone’s head I would….think it was cool at first, then so crazy! LOL 😉 Nah. But I probably wouldn’t listen in as much as I think I would right now.

    I answered the question.
    I am an old follower.

    Comment by Chelsea B. | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  13. I’ve enjoyed the books of Julie Kenner in the past and now I’m excited to start this new series in her new persona of J.K. Beck.
    If I could poke around in someone’s head, I’d try to find information that would help convict criminals, or stop people from doing evil, and I can’t lie, I’d probably try to find a bit of information that would benefit me in some way.

    +2 Subscribe by email-old follower
    +1 Friend on Goodreads

    Comment by Barbara Elness | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  14. Hi J.K.! congrats on your newest release – after reading book 1 (and loving it!) I can’t wait to get my hands on book 2 and 3 🙂
    If I could poke around in someone’s head? I don’t think I would want to, because some things are better never shared *g*
    greetings, Ina

    +2 old follower
    inale87 at gmx dot at

    Comment by Ina | September 24, 2010 | Reply

  15. Hi,J.K.! I loved “When Blood Calls”, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for each of the series entries! The last I read, there will six entries in the series–awesome!!!

    If I had the “Head Poking” power, I might have to change some destructive behavior patterns and right some wrongs. People who had lived their lives without a care as to how their words and actions affected others would now be on the receiving end!

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

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    Comment by Virginia C | September 24, 2010 | Reply

  16. […] everyone who entered, I thank you.  I have another contest going on right now as well as a few more coming up […]

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  17. If I had the Head Poking thing I would change the government so that they would help the little people more.

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Julie Swaney | September 24, 2010 | Reply

  18. old follower on GFC #1

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    Comment by Julie Swaney | September 24, 2010 | Reply

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  20. Follow on Twitter @jellybelly82158

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  21. follow on Facebook

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  26. I wouldn’t care to be able to listen to other’s thoughts. I think that would drive me crazy…
    I’m an old follower of your blog.
    I’m also an old fan of yours (both JK Beck & J Kenner) on Facebook.
    I loved your 1st book and am sure that your 2nd & 3rd book in this series will not disappoint!

    Comment by Linda Townsend | September 24, 2010 | Reply

  27. +1 If I could poke around someone’s head I would try to find out if what they say is the same of what they think.
    +2 old follower
    +1 Twitter:
    +1 Follower on Twitter (@jmspettoli)
    +1 Follower on Facebook (Jessica Spettoli)
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    Comment by jmspettoli | September 25, 2010 | Reply

  28. I’m heading out tomorrow to get When Blood Calls. This series looks so good.
    Were you an attorney? Just wondering because of the judicial system theme. +1

    I follow JK on Twitter as Jovial_1 +1

    Friend requested of JK on Facebook Viki Sloboda +1

    Posted on Facebook: +1

    Posted on Twitter: +1

    Goodreads: Victoria Sloboda +1

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com +6 total

    Comment by Viki S. | September 25, 2010 | Reply

  29. im an okld follower and subscriber if i could poke in someones head id wanna know their deep dark secrets the things they dont want anyone to know about im just weird like that this book sounds awesome great post

    Comment by SiNn | September 25, 2010 | Reply

  30. Hmmm, If I could poke around someone’s head, I think I would want to know what they were really thinking about me. I wouldn’t want to manipulate their thoughts or compel them to do anything. I would just be curious! lol
    Lame I know, but I’d feel bad poking around too much!

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    I have subscribed to your blog!
    I follow you on twitter (yllektra), GoodReads (yllektra) and Facebook (Kelly Anastasopoulou)
    I follow J.K. Beck on twitter and FB

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    Comment by Kelly | September 26, 2010 | Reply

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  32. I really enjoyed book 1 and can’t wait for future releases in the series, so would love to win book 2 ;).

    Hmm I don’t know that I would care to poke around in peoples heads – to much info for me.

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    Comment by Pam S | September 30, 2010 | Reply

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