Author: Kimberly Kinrade

Series Spotlight and Giveaway: Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade

Posted June 7, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 4 Comments

Forbidden books (facebook cover)-1Today we are featuring a special spotlight feature on Kimberly Kinrade’s Forbidden Series.  Also, Kimberly has a fantastic giveaway on this blog tour. Check out the bottom of this post.
 
 

SERIES SPOTLIGHT 

 

Forbidden Mind by Kimberly KinradeForbidden Mind

49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don’t know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.

My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can’t. But I don’t know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.

I’m a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It’s my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he’s not here to free me.

I know, because I can read minds.

My name is Sam, and this is my story.

So begins the tale of Sam and Drake–from the time they link minds, forging a bond that leads to an unconventional romance–to their fight for survival against the corrupt, twisted organization known as ‘Rent-A-Kid.’ 

“…a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment.” ~ Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

“The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!). Forbidden Mind BLEW my mind!” ~Sour Skittles Book Blog

 Winner of 2011 Forward National Literature Award

 

Forbidden Fire by Kimberly KinradeForbidden Fire

“She escaped, but she’ll never be free.”

“Time held no meaning as my mind darted in and out of memories. Past and present collided to create a full-sensory collage out of my life: playing hide-n-seek with my best friends Luke–who always cheated by walking through walls when he was about to be caught–and Lucy; Mr. Caldrin critiquing my sketches and offering ideas to make them more realistic; targets changing faces, blending into the same person, their thoughts rippling through my mind like waves. Through it all, a demon stalked me from the shadows of my memories, never quite showing its face, but crouching, waiting.

And then I dreamed….”

Sam and Drake may have escaped, but they aren’t free—not with a powerful Seeker after them. As Sam struggles with the ethics of her new powers and embraces a blossoming physical relationship with Drake, Lucy and Luke face challenges of their own.

With forces coalescing inside and outside the Rent-A-Kid dorms, it’s only a matter of time before the fire they started forces each of them to make choices they can’t undo. But will it be enough to save them?

 

Forbidden Life by Kimberly KinradeForbidden Life

The road to redemption begins in darkness.

A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam’s baby is the key to a lock that must never been opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, but is it too late?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.

 

Series Spotlight and Giveaway: Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade
Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade
Genres: Paranormal Romance, SciFi, Young Adult
Published by Evolved Publishing on November 21, 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 694
Source: Tour Host

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads

Book Description:

Book Description:

Those inside are special, gifted with unique abilities, abilities that make them dangerous to the outside world. Since childhood, they're trained to control their powers, to show restraint, and to defend themselves. For years they practice, honing their gifts for one purpose: to be rented out to the highest bidder as a spy, to be used as a weapon against others.

Sam never questions her role at the secret organization dubbed Rent-A-Kid.

Until she meets Drake.

She reads minds. He controls minds. Together, they might get out alive.

THIS SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES:

  • Award-Winning Book #1 - Forbidden Mind
  • Book #2 - Forbidden Fire
  • Book #3 - Forbidden Life
  • In-Depth Q&A with Author Kimberly Kinrade
  • Extensive Bonus Content (Available ONLY in this Special Edition)

Get the whole trilogy, plus bonus content and save money... even if you already bought Forbidden Mind. This special edition gives readers the best deal with the best content!


 

About Kimberly Kinrade

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

 
 
She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

 
 
For a list of her books, check out: http://Amazon.com/author/kimberlykinrade
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Review: Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade

Posted June 7, 2013 by Ginny in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade
Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade
Genres: Paranormal Romance, SciFi, Young Adult
Published by Evolved Publishing on November 21, 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 694
Source: Tour Host

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:

Those inside are special, gifted with unique abilities, abilities that make them dangerous to the outside world. Since childhood, they're trained to control their powers, to show restraint, and to defend themselves. For years they practice, honing their gifts for one purpose: to be rented out to the highest bidder as a spy, to be used as a weapon against others.

Sam never questions her role at the secret organization dubbed Rent-A-Kid.

Until she meets Drake.

She reads minds. He controls minds. Together, they might get out alive.

THIS SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES:

  • Award-Winning Book #1 - Forbidden Mind
  • Book #2 - Forbidden Fire
  • Book #3 - Forbidden Life
  • In-Depth Q&A with Author Kimberly Kinrade
  • Extensive Bonus Content (Available ONLY in this Special Edition)

Get the whole trilogy, plus bonus content and save money... even if you already bought Forbidden Mind. This special edition gives readers the best deal with the best content!


Great Quote:

“My mind flashed to an old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon I’d seen years ago. They were sliding down a mountain on a sled as Calvin spouted that the value of ignorance is bliss. Once we know something, he argued, we are forced to consider personal change in order to fix the problems that we see. If we persist in ignorance, we can stay cocooned in our beliefs — we can remain happy.  At the end, when they fly off a cliff and crash, Hobbes remarks that he can’t handle this much bliss.

In my heart I knew that to stay blind would not lead to any happy endings… No matter how unpleasant the truth, I had to face it and change my life to fix the problems.”

The one blurb on this book that stated that this is a great mix of Dark Angel, Alias and X-Men pretty much hit it spot on.  You’ve got kids with “para-powers” (super powers) that are sent off to do missions as soon as they hit 13. They are taken in from all sorts of homes, mostly when they are babies, and raised and educated at a private school that even the students don’t know where, geographically, it is located. Luke can walk through walls, Sam can read minds, Lucy can tell if you’re lying; some can control fire, some control metal (though not at a Magneto level), and one is a very good seductress, whom you, at first, hate. When they are 18, they are given their freedom… or so they think.

The reality of the situation is SO much worse than one first imagines.

I was drawn into this book because of the aforementioned blurb on the trio of known shows that come together to produce this magnificent trilogy.  There were times when I had to put it down because my head was spinning.  The first book is written mainly from Sam’s point of view, with a few chapters here and there written from others’ points of view… Eventually the point of view changes every chapter and, at one point, it’s told from a completely new character, to which I made a note in my Nook, “WHO THE HELL IS THIS NOW?!” It was a good note, not necessarily an angry one, but mostly just confused and, again, head-spinning.

The trilogy, as a whole, is a lot to take in — but it is very worth it.  I don’t think it’s up to the level of the Hunger Games, which I couldn’t put down, except for a small point in the third book where the loss and devastation hit me so hard that it hurt my chest to keep reading (though I’d also been without sleep for a few days, which didn’t help). But it’s definitely engrossing and engaging and makes you feel as if you’re there. (Yes, that was a very redundant sentence. My point should be made.)

Not all the characters you think are good are, in fact, good. Not all the characters you think are bad are, in fact, bad. And every character made me want to punch them at least once, which is my new way of knowing if the character is real enough.  If they make the mistakes or act like complete and utter douches, you know that, no matter their powers, they’re human. And it makes me like them even more.

Kimberly Kinrade wrote some powerful books here that you should most DEFINITELY spend $9.99 for all three! I mean, come on, that’s an awesome deal, and the fact that the books are worth it makes it even better.

Very well done, with only a few points where I was confused because SO much was going on at once, but all-in-all, absolutely superb!

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Review: Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Kinrade

Posted April 8, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Kinrade

Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Kinrade Series: Seduced #1 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance Published by Daring Books on January 27, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 232 Source: Publisher Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description Liquid fire poured into me, filling me with the intimate sense of him as he leaned in to claim my lips with his own. I reached for him, needing him closer, but my arms couldn’t close the distance between us, which grew wider with each hitched breath. So close to finally feeling something real, something carnal and deep, I cried out in frustration, dropping my hands as he disappeared. My cries deepened into a frenzy of panic and my eyes flew open. I clutched my blanket and stilled myself to calm my racing heart. Just a dream. Always just a dream.” Rose Wintersong didn’t have an ordinary upbringing. Raised in what […]

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