Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BORN WILD is "In The Wild!"

Authors like nothing more than to see their books "in the wild!"  That means sitting on a bookshelf in a brick and mortar store, held tight in the hands of a girl on the subway, or glowing on the kindle of the lady seated beside them on the plane.  (Yeah, I discreetly looked.  And then I smiled from ear-to-ear for four straight hours on the flight from Chicago to San Diego.) 

Until we see our books "in the wild," the fact that we're actually, factually, really and truly published doesn't quite seem to register.  And because this is the case - At least it is for me.  Am I the only one?  Am I?  Show of hands, fellow authors?  Bueller?  Bueller? - my family and friends delight in snapping photos of my books "in the wild" and sending them to me.  I save each and every one of them.  They're that precious. 

So today, in celebration of the fact that BORN WILD, the 5th book in my bestselling Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series, is "in the wild," I've decided to do a BKI giveaway bonanza.  Included in the prize pack will be all five books - signed with love by yours truly - a custom Black Knights Inc. tote bag, T-shirt, and ink pen, a spiffy bandana, and one little... surprise.  Entering to win is easy peasy lemon squeezy!  Simply snap a photo of BORN WILD "in the wild," either on a bookshelf, in your hot little hands, or glowing on your eReader.  Then email that photo to me at, or post it to my Facebook page at   On November 12th, I'll randomly choose one lucky winner for the prize pack!  (And selfishly hoard all those photos of BORN WILD "in the wild" like a squirrel hoards nuts.  *wink*)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker dives back into action with the red-hot romantic suspense Black Knights Inc. series!  They claim they’re bad-boy bikers who own a custom motorcycle shop, but these special-ops guys--a mix of Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Marines, FBI and more--handle the jobs too tough for the government to tackle.

“Wild” Bill Reichert knows a thing or two about explosives. The ex-Navy SEAL can practically rig a bomb blindfolded. But there’s no way to diffuse the inevitable fireworks the day Eve Edens walks back into his life, asking for help…
Eve doesn’t know what to do when the Chicago police won’t believe someone is out to hurt her. The only place to turn is Black Knights Inc—after all, no one is better at protection than the covert special-ops team. Yet there’s also no one better at getting her all turned on than Billy Reichert. She has a feeling this is one blast from the past that could backfire big time…  

One heck of a riveting plotline... Born Wild is definitely not to be missed!” —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars
A wild roller coaster ride of a story... Nonstop action.” —Fresh Fiction
“Drama, danger and sexual tension... Romantic suspense at its best.” —Night Owl Reviews, 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick

Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics, and prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission. For more information, please visit or follow her on Facebook,, and Twitter, @JAWalkerAuthor.

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  1. Totally cool seeing someone reading your book on their kindle on the plane!

    Congrats on your release :)

    1. Thank you so much! Release madness commencing in 3...2...1... LOL!

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  3. I will be getting my copy on Saturday. Love your books :)

  4. Big CONGRATULATIONS on #5! I bet you really smiled all day after seeing someone reading your book on the plane. Bet just thinking about it still makes you smile. I surely would...and hand raised toward the stars...yes, ma'am, I get excited every single time I see one of my books ANYWHERE "in the wild"!

  5. Congrats on the new release, Julie! Great prize pack, too!

  6. Love this series!!!! Have had it pre-ordered for my Nook since the day it became available.

  7. So excited about the release of Born Wild. Its definitely on my TBR list.

  8. Great giveaway! I was at the bookstore this morning and didn't see it. I'll keep looking!

  9. How did you manage to keep quiet on the plane trip??? Knowing what was happening right next to you?? haha Congratulations!!

  10. Oh I ADORE in-the-wild pics. My favorite one is of my book next to one by Eloisa James

  11. Carolyn Brown, well she didn't laugh at one of parts I thought was particularly funny and witty. So I hesitated to turn and say, "How do you like the book? By the way, I'm the author!" LOL!

  12. @Brooklyn Ann, I would swoon being next to Eloisa, too! *wink*

  13. @Shana Galen, thanks for looking! But don't bother to continue to search. I've received copious emails from fans saying THEY CAN'T FIND THE BOOK! I've since heard some orders were delayed in shipping and won't arrive until the weekend. *sigh* The never-ending headache of publishing. ;-)

  14. Yay! Congrats on the release! I really need to start this series. I dont know why I havent