ARC Review: Tempest Rising by Julie Kenner

Posted September 24, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Tempest Rising by Julie Kenner
Tempest Rising
by Julie Kenner

3.5 Stars


Released: September 24th 2015
Series: Rising Storm #1
Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Pages: 101
Format: eARC

“I found that Ms. Kenner did an excellent job at stringing so many storylines along and at the same time connecting them to give the reader a full understanding of what’s going on in the town.”
~ Under the Covers

TEMPEST RISING is the start of an 8 part multi-author soap opera set in the small town of Storm, Texas.  Why soap opera you may ask?  It’s because of the storyline as much as the writing.  This is a series you need to read all the way through to know what happens to everyone.  The novellas are not featuring a different couple in each one.   I give you this right off the bat as a warning because I know a lot of people don’t have the patience or commitment for something like this.  And if you start this one, you’ll want to finish it!

So this first episode starts off with Ginny Moreno coming back to her hometown with her life long friend, Jacob when tragedy strikes and they have an accident.  The wheels are set in motion for a lot of heartache and deceit for all involved.  The lives of everyone in Storm are about to be upended.  What you can expect from this installment:  Drama.  Death.  Infidelity.  Scandal.  Politicians.  Secret babies.  Abusive husbands.  A sexy cop.

This being my first read in this format, I found that Ms. Kenner did an excellent job at stringing so many storylines along and at the same time connecting them to give the reader a full understanding of what’s going on in the town.  I was a bit distracted at the very beginning by the multiple POVs and kept wanting to go back to the storylines that interested me most, but then I just sat back and enjoyed seeing the bigger picture.  And much like a good soap opera tends to leave me wanting the next episode right away!  Good thing we don’t have long to wait between releases.



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About Julie Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 international bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” JK writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense, paranormal mommy lit, and, with Rising Storm, small town drama. Her trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries, and her Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series (written as Julie Kenner) has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for the CW Network.

A former attorney, JK lives in Central Texas with her husband, two daughters, and several cats. One of her favorite weekend activities is visiting small towns in the Texas Hill Country.


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Thanks Francesca for the review


Are these multi-author serials only in ebook?

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I believe for now yes. Not sure what their plans are for print, but will keep you informed.

Amy R
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Thanks for the review, I don’t like cheating or cliffhangers.