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Reflections on Wicked Burn and a 6 Book Countdown Giveaway!
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

As I anticipate Wicked Burn re-releasing in mass market paperback next Tuesday, I got to reflecting about this book and what it means to me after three and a half years of its original publication. Wicked Burn will always hold a special place in my heart simply because it was the book that caught agent Laura Bradford’s attention and my first book to sell to a NY publisher (Berkley).

But it’s a special book to me for other reasons. I remember conceptualizing the plot and experiencing such a poignant feeling for this man and woman–Vic and Niall. I live in the city and am surrounded by high rises. There’s something so eerily awesome about the idea of all these people living so close–sometimes literally feet away from one another–and yet who live such separate, lonely existences. Sometimes I look out my window and notice two people through two windows. They are in separate residences. They’re both intent on their own lives, seemingly alone, when in reality, from my perspective, they’re literally within an arm’s span of one another. I wanted to write a story about two people who crash through those barriers one night sexually, altering their lives forever.

Sex is often looked upon as the most primitive of human needs–something to be cautious about…controlled. I think the reason we as human beings strive to control our sexual impulses so much is that at some level, we’re aware of how powerful those needs and drives can be, not just in an of themselves, but their power to change our lives. For Vic and Niall, their intense sexual interaction burns away all artifice and social facade. They’re two people, vulnerable…made naked by their need. In giving themselves totally to this explosion of sexual hunger, they’re transformed. This is a regular theme in my books. I know it’s common to think of erotic romance as ‘less than’ or smutty, but I’ve always felt sex is an ideal language to explore human vulnerabilities, emotion, conflict and the evolution of love.

If you missed Wicked Burn’s first release, I hope you’ll check it out in mass market, or get it for your reader at the mass market price on May 1!

“IF YOU’RE WANTING A TENSION-FILLED SIZZLER, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!”
Fallen Angel Review

“ONE OF THE BEST EROTIC ROMANCES I’VE EVER READ.”
All About Romance

“NEARLY SINGED MY EYEBROWS.”
Dear Author

Kery brings her characters to life with her descriptive prose and realistic dialogue. I held my breath as they came together in some of the sexiest love scenes I have read this year.
5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies

Kery gives readers beautifully written prose with amazingly descriptive sex scenes. But be warned — this is a very sensual tale. The well-crafted characters are full of raw emotions that are right on the page for the reader to experience.
4 stars from Romantic Times

WICKED BURN is scorching hot! I was held spellbound and truly mesmerized by the feelings this book evoked in me. Even now, hours later, I can still see Vic and Niall in my head and feel the emotions they felt. If you only read one book in December, make it WICKED BURN. If this novel is any indication of Beth Kery’s writing ability, I can honestly say she is definitely an author to watch!
5 Book Marks: Wild on Books

This is a poignant contemporary romance starring two scarred lovers who have demons from past relationships. Beth Kery provides a deep angst-laden tale filled with real characters wanting much more out of life, though lessons learned have led to settling for much less.
5 Stars from Genre Go Round


I’ll be giving away 6 signed copies of Wicked Burn, one every day until April 30th, in order to countdown the re-release of Wicked Burn May 1. First winner announced tomorrow morning with a new winner every day. Just leave a comment on this post in order to qualify.

Check out the daily winner in the post below this one!

36 comments to “Reflections on Wicked Burn and a 6 Book Countdown Giveaway!”

  1. Mary G
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 11:07 am · Link

    This book is special to me too 😉 Wonderful post Beth & it brought back great memories. I already got my copy signed so don’t enter me.



  2. Jillian Jordan
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 11:13 am · Link

    Oooh, that book sounds amazing! I did not read it the first time around, so I will have to be sure to pick up a copy of the re-release. 🙂



  3. Joye
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 11:24 am · Link

    I am always looking for new authors to read and glad I discovered this site. your book sounds really good



  4. Daylea
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 11:32 am · Link

    Awesome giveaway. Please put me in the drawing.



  5. StacieD
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 11:38 am · Link

    I love that your book is being rereleased in mass market form. It just goes to show how well it did during the original release. Just look at those reviews! Congrats on the rerelease, Beth! I would love to win a copy.



    • Beth Kery
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        · April 30th, 2012 at 9:15 am · Link

      Stacie, you have won a copy of Wicked Burn! See post below!



  6. infinitieh
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Congrats on your re-release!



  7. Kathleen Charles
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 1:15 pm · Link

    Oh my gosh, I would love a signed copy of Wicked Burn. I bought and read it back in 2010. Loved it. :mrgreen:



    • Beth Kery
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        · April 28th, 2012 at 9:17 am · Link

      You have won a book! Check post below.



  8. ClaudiaGC
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 1:39 pm · Link

    That book sounds great! I’ve totally missed it the first time it was published. Have to remedy that. 🙂 I’d love to win a copy! Thank you for the giveaway!



  9. Sandy Thrower
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 1:39 pm · Link

    I’ve only read excerpts here on your site, but am REALLY looking forward to reading your books. I have several authors that I read all the time, and I’m betting you will become one of them.



    • Beth Kery
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        · April 28th, 2012 at 9:15 am · Link

      You have won a book! See post below.



  10. Melissa B
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 1:43 pm · Link

    I’d love it! Sounds SO great!!



  11. Eva / TXBookjunkie
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 1:48 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to reading this book (Vic sounds yummy!). Thanks for the giveaway!



  12. Fedora
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 2:45 pm · Link

    I have this already but not signed–congrats on this hitting MM, Beth!! How fabulous for us readers!



  13. Julie
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 3:03 pm · Link

    I loved this book! I can’t wait to reread it again. Congrats Beth on the rerelease. I love your books!!



    • Beth Kery
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        · April 28th, 2012 at 9:15 am · Link

      You have one a book Julie! See post below.



  14. Kim
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the re-release.



  15. Chelsea B.
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the re-release, Beth! I love the flames– it’s an amazing cover!



  16. Melissa Porter
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 5:51 pm · Link

    Hmm.. I am thinking I need sometime off work.
    This sounds like a great read. It is being added to my To Get pile. B-)
    congrats on the rerelease.
    Thanks!!



  17. Diane
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 6:16 pm · Link

    I like your perspective on two strangers living so close yet so far or two ships passing in the night!



  18. Maria Pronounced Mariah
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 6:31 pm · Link

    I missed this the first time but don’t want to miss it this time…it sounds like a book I would get lost it!



  19. Kimh
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      · April 25th, 2012 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Whoooo sounds great, love it, congrats on all the great reviews, would love to win, Ty for the giveaway days ➡ 😎 😀 😆 😎



  20. Danni
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      · April 26th, 2012 at 12:26 am · Link

    Love your books and would love a chance to win this one.



  21. CrystalGB
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      · April 26th, 2012 at 7:31 am · Link

    I would love to read Wicked Burn. Thank you for the giveaway.



  22. Erin
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      · April 26th, 2012 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Wicked Burn sounds amazing! Congratulations on the re-release. I have read your Harlequin books and really enjoyed them. I think it’s time to check out your erotic romance books!



    • Beth Kery
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        · April 29th, 2012 at 12:17 pm · Link

      Erin, you won a copy of Wicked Burn! See post below.



  23. Diana
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      · April 26th, 2012 at 8:48 pm · Link

    Beth, how is Niall’s name pronounced? Is it neal?



    • Beth Kery
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        · April 28th, 2012 at 7:11 pm · Link

      Hi Diana. It’s pronounced Neil, the boy’s name. In the book, there’s an explanation of why she has the name. (I don’t know if you’ve read it). I certainly got some flack for giving her that name. But for whatever reason, this very feminine woman had a man’s name (in my weird head).

      Thanks for asking. Very relevant. 🙂



  24. rubyswan
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      · April 26th, 2012 at 10:41 pm · Link

    Hello Ms.Kery,
    Congrats R N order on ur Re-release…yayyyyy! 😆 Wicked Burn definitely lives up 2 it’s name ..it’s a hot Keeper! 😳 Anyone would love reading again & again 😉 I’d love a chance 2 win the giveaway 😯 ..ThanQ! 😀



  25. Na S.
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      · April 27th, 2012 at 11:03 am · Link

    Definitely count me in! I would really like to read it 😀



  26. Rosemary
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      · April 28th, 2012 at 9:29 am · Link

    Congratulations on the re-release. :). This book looks like a great read!



  27. Brenda Hyde
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      · April 29th, 2012 at 3:47 pm · Link

    This looks like such a great read, and what a great cover 😀



  28. Michelle Wilson
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      · April 30th, 2012 at 8:01 am · Link

    I’ve only had the opportunity to read Gateway to Heaven so far. I got it a while back as an Amazin freebie. I daresay I may never have discovered you as a new (to me) author. I loved it and can’t wait to read your other books. Congratulations on your re-release and success!



    • Beth Kery
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        · April 30th, 2012 at 9:14 am · Link

      Michelle,

      You have won a copy of Wicked Burn! See post below!



      • Michelle Wilson
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          · April 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm · Link

        I’m speechless … Thank you so much! I’ve sent you an email as requested. Congratulations to all the other winners as well.



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