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I grew up in San Francisco, but now live in an adobe house on the banks of the Rio Grande with my husband and sons. I think I've drunk so much Land of Enchantment water that some of that ancient magic got into my blood and now spurts out my pencil--I mean ergonomic keyboard. I adore Louisiana, Paris, Bulgaria, England, Scotland, Egypt, and anything old and musty with a secret story to tell. I make way too many cookies when I'm writing or revising a new book - and I've got the best book trailers in the universe - for reals! Check them out here: www.kimberleygriffithslittle.com. Please find me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Youtube. Awards: Southwest Book Award, Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel, Bank Street College Best Books of 2011, Crystal Kite Finalist, and New Mexico Book Award Finalist.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BOOKLIST's Top 10 Young Adult Romance novels of 2015!

 SO. Very. Thrilled! To have Forbidden chosen for this Top 10 list of YA Romances of the year blows me away. I am in awe with the other authors I get to keep company.

Thank you to Booklist and Ilene Cooper, the Editor!

(A few months ago Booklist named Forbidden  as one of their Top 10 Historical novels of the year, too. Wowza. Top-10-Historical-Fiction-for-Youth-2015)



FEATURE. First published September 15, 2015 (Booklist).

These top 10 romances, each reviewed in Booklist from September 15, 2014, to September 1, 2015, feature all kinds of lovers in all sorts of places and time periods, including one featuring Love himself! (It turns out Love is a guy. Who knew?)

Another DayAnother Day. By David Levithan. 2015. Knopf, $17.99 (9780385756204). Gr. 9–12
This companion to Every Day (2012) looks at the wonderful, loving day spent between Rihanna and A, who, unbeknownst to her, is inhabiting the body of her boyfriend. A thoughtful, insightful novel of ideas and identities.

Forbidden. By Kimberly Griffiths Little. 2014. Harper, $17.99 (9780062194968). Gr. 9–12.
In ancient Mesopotamia, Jayden is betrothed to the cruel Horeb. When her world falls apart and a stranger appears, she tries to fight a relationship that is strictly forbidden. A breathless romance in a unique time and setting. 

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces. By Isabel Quintero. 2014. Cinco Puentos, $17.95 (9781935955948). Gr. 9–12.
Presented as the diary of 17-year-old Mexican American Gabi, this joyous, funny, and thoughtful book deals with Gabi’s travails, including a new boyfriend and a first sexual encounter.

The Game of Love and Death.jpgThe Game of Love and Death. By Martha Brockenbrough. 2015. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $17.99 (9780545668314). Gr. 9–12.
Love and Death have rolled the dice with lovers’ futures through the millennia. Now they have a young mixed-race couple in their sights, and Love hopes, for once, he will win. A thoughtful exploration of courage, love, and the price we pay to live. 

Heart of Betrayal. By Mary E. Pearson. 2015. Holt, $18.99 (9780805099249). Gr. 9–12.
This compelling sequel to Kiss of Deception (2014) continues the love triangle of Lia, the runaway bride; Rafe, the prince she was to marry; and Kaden, a deadly assassin. Rich in romance, adventure, and complications.

Kissing in America. By Margo Raab. 2015. Harper, $17.99 (9780062322371). Gr. 9–12.
Here’s a smart teen’s romance. It takes just one kiss for Eva to fall for Will, but then he moves to California. What to do? How about a rollicking cross-country road trip? Poetry, humor, and authentic characters abound.

Mortal Heart. By Robin LeFevers. 2014. Harcourt, $17.99 (9780547628400). Gr. 9–12.
The sweeping conclusion to the His Fair Assassins series pairs Annith, the acolyte from the convent of St. Morain—also known as Death—with a romantic partner from the Underworld.

My True Love Gave to Me. Ed. by Stephanie Perkins. 2014. St. Martin’s/Griffin, $18.99 (9781250059307). Gr. 9–12.
Holiday canoodling stories by 12 top YA authors, including Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman, and Matt de la Peña? It’s a Christmas miracle!

Simon vs Homo SapiensSimon vs. Homo Sapiens. By Becky Albertalli. 2015.
 HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $17.99 (9780062348678). Gr. 8–11.
Simon would like to know the identity of Blue, the guy with whom he’s been exchanging flirty e-mails, but things get complicated when a classmate considers blackmailing him. A sensitive and incisive novel.

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. By Sara Farizan. 2014. Algonquin, $16.95 (9781616202842). Gr. 8–11.
Leila is not sure how her conservative Iranian American family will feel if she discloses that she likes girls. Farizan fashions an empowering romance featuring a lovable, awkward protagonist trying to claim a multifaceted identity.

I highly recommend checking out these titles and enjoying some gorgeous writing, dramatic storylines, and passionate romances.  


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Calling all Goodreads peeps!

The first ARC of BANISHED has arrived! And I'm giving one away to a lucky reader!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little


by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Giveaway ends October 05, 2015.

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at Goodreads.

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Isn't it gorgeous! I'm lucky, lucky, lucky that Harpercollins paid for cover shoot with a real model and a real photographer and then the art dept created such stunning covers with beautiful, oriental trim and backgrounds. Here's book 1 and 2 together! (And Book 3 is just as fabulous - golly, I can't wait to share that next year!)

Don't forget to enter the giveaway and spread the word if you'd like! A thousand thank you's! 



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Gorgeous Steampunk Young Adult Novel!

LUMIERE is the first book in a beautiful and dramatic steampunk trilogy. Jackie is a wonderful writer and critique partner and has worked unbelievably hard over many years on these books. She deserves every good thing and I'm so excited for her! 

First off, the cover is simply stunning. I could stare at it all day. The story is mesmerizing, the world is a unique fantasy, and the characters were interesting and emotionally involving. I loved Eyelet and her family as well as all the danger and intrigue over the machine. I eagerly await the second book in the trilogy!

Super cool graphics are below, plus a fabulous giveaway package and rafflecopter. LUMIERE just launched this morning and the book took off into the stratosphere on Amazon. Go check it all out at the links below! 

In the comments, let me know what you think of the cover and the synopsis, etc. I am coveting those steampunk necklaces!

25697595Title: Lumière
Author: Jacqueline Garlick 
Pub. Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Skyscape
Pages: 458
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Even in a land of eternal twilight, secrets can’t stay in the dark forever.

Seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth has only one hope left: finding her late father’s most prized invention, the Illuminator. It’s been missing since the day of the mysterious flash—a day that saw the sun wiped out forever over England.

But living in darkness is nothing new to Eyelet. She’s hidden her secret affliction all of her life—a life that would be in danger if superstitious townspeople ever guessed the truth. And after her mother is accused and executed for a crime that she didn’t commit, the now-orphaned Eyelet has no choice but to track down the machine that was created with the sole purpose of being her cure.

Alone and on the run, she finally discovers the Illuminator—only to see a young man hauling it off. Determined to follow the thief and recover the machine, she ventures into the deepest, darkest, most dangerous part of her twisted world.

Revised edition: This edition of Lumière includes editorial revisions.

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About Jacqueline
I write YA, New Adult, and Women’s Fiction. I love strong heroines, despise whiny sidekicks, and adore a good story about a triumphant underdog. I love to read, write, paint (walls and paper) and plan cool writing events for cool writers (check out niagarawritersretreatandconference (dot) com.) I have a love/hate relationship with chocolate, grammar, and technology. I prefer creating things to cleaning things, and baking to cooking and believe laughter is a one-stop-shop solution to all that ails you. I also firmly believe ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky can improve even the worst day. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always Ellen Degeneres. You will always find a purple wall (or two) in my house (perhaps even a door) and a hidden passageway that leads to a mystery room. (Okay, so you won’t find a hidden passageway but a girl can dream, can’t she?) Oh, and tea. There will always be tea. I love specialty teas…and collecting special teacups from which to drink them. (See collection below.)
In my former life, I was a teacher (both grade school and college – long story, don’t ask) and more recently, I’ve been a graduate of Ellen Hopkin’s Nevada Mentor Program and a student of James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler and Don Maass. An excerpt from Lumière earned me the 2012 Don Maass Break Out Novel Intensive Scholarship.
Known for my edgy, rule-breaking, Tim Burton-esque style of writing, I’m often affectionately referred to as the Quentin Tarantino of YA among friends in writing circles.
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

ROMANCING REBECCA has a darling new cover!

ROMANCING REBECCA has a new cover!! I love it and I think this cover shows the humor, fun, and romance much more. The novella is 110 pages and takes place at the Starry Skies Bed & Breakfast in Snow Valley Montana where a group of gorgeous firefighters show up with muscles the size of the Montana hills. :-)

With a curtsy to Jane Austen and quotes from her at the top of every chapter!

Tell me what you think of the new cover! I'd love to hear what you think of the story, too. Go here to add/review on Goodreads: Romancing Rebecca on Goodreads
And here to review on Amazon. You can use the same review in both places, easy peasy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Kiss that Launched 1,000 Gifs!

I met Sheralyn Pratt at the LDStorymakers writer's conference about 4 years and we instantly hit it off. She has worked in marketing for Cedar Fort publisher and has published several contemporary mysteries. She's smart, fun, and is very savvy about the publishing world, having run many campaigns for lots of authors. 

Sheralyn and I also took a road trip to Taos for a writer's retreat with several other local writer authors freinds. We spent three days talking and brainstorming and writing - and eating. 

I'm very excited to share her brand new book today! Coincidentally, I just returned from the (now) annual retreat in Taos this past weekend and read THE KISS THAT LAUNCHED 1,000 GIFS while I was snuggled in my Taos bed while it rained. (I'll post some gorgeous pictures of the New Mexico mountains and blooming cactus tomorrow).

I love this cover! I love the title, and I really enjoyed the story. The synopsis says it all. So if you like fun, clean, romantic comedies, grab this for your Kindle now for only $3.99

Kiss that Launches 1000 gifts by sheralyn pratt

The Kiss That Launched 1,000 Gifs by Sheralyn Pratt

Each weekday from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Grace and Ashton cohost Battle of the Sexes, a radio program arguing the he-said/she-said issues of the day. Their fiery debates often have listeners wondering if there’s more to their relationship than just talk, even though Grace has been dating Phillip, Mr. Tall, Dark, and Perfect, since long before she ever met Ashton Miller.

Yet when news comes that Battle of the Sexes is on the bubble for cancellation, Grace and Ashton need to step up their efforts to engage their audience to keep the show alive. When a charity organization approaches them and proposes that the two of them kiss for a fund raiser, Grace and Ash agree to kiss for a good cause. A kiss is just a kiss, right?

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Sheralyn's first job was as a karate instructor, which taught her that practice does not make perfect; practice makes habit--good or bad. Martial arts also taught Sheralyn that a master is simply a person who can effortlessly do all the actions a beginner finds difficult or maybe even impossible.

Sheralyn has worked in many fields throughout her life, but her 12 years as a karate instructor have shaped how she does everything, including writing and mentoring. She likes to keep things light and fun, but she's also aware that life is journey and that if you're going to buy a book, your life should be better for it.

So, fiction or nonfiction, know that each of Sheralyn's books are designed to take you to a new place. Maybe that book is designed to help you escape for a few hours, or maybe it's a book designed to teach you a new skill. Either way, Sheralyn hopes it's unforgettable...in a good way. ;)


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Ends 8/5/15

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In the comments, let me know your recommendations for a good summer romance. Happy Reading!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Healty Family Slow Cooker Cookbook is out just in Time for Summer!


The Wonderfulness of Slow Cookers

Are you looking for more time this summer? You may be able to find it in your pantry — in the form of a slow cooker. When the temperatures rise, no one wants to spend the hot afternoon in the kitchen preparing a huge meal. Instead, try using your slow cooker. Not only do they save you time, they save you money.


Only $7.99 on Kindle!! Grab your copy HERE!!

 About the book:

Feed your family the foods they love—with a healthy twist.
Everyone knows slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend, but it can be a struggle to find healthy Crock Pot recipes your kids will actually eat. Not anymore.
These delicious family-sized meals are perfect for parents and kids alike.
  • Chicken and Artichoke Fettucini
  • Teriyaki Pulled Pork
  • Cajun Rice with Shrimp
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Chicken Quesadillas
You’ll even find some tasty ideas for sugar-free desserts, like the Blueberry Pudding Cake. And every single recipe can be made in the morning and ready to eat by dinnertime. With a little prep and planning, you’ll soon be enjoying nutritious, healthy, home-cooked meals every night of the week!

From Christina Dymock, amazing Cookbook Author and my dear friend:


"My newly released cookbook, The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook, is chock full of wonderful recipes for your slow cooker. Traditionally, home chefs think of the slow cooker as a winter appliance, but there are many wonderful recipes for those summer months too. Try the Island Pork Salad recipe below. It’s a light meal that includes fruits and veggies — perfect for a summer night."

Pork Island Salad (7)
Island Pork Salad
Serves 6
This recipe has everything: protein, greens, and fruit. If you’d like to add cheese, you’ll also have dairy.
1 (2-3 pound) pork roast or 6 thin sliced pork chops
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (?? Ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
4 cups spinach
2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1 orange or yellow pepper, sliced
½ cup raisins
1 avocado, cubed
¾ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon honey

Place the pork in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix together the pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cinnamon. Rub into pork. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the meat is cooked through. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and set aside to cool while you prepare the salad.

In a large salad bowl, toss the spinach, lettuce, pepper, raisings, avocado pieces, and mandarin oranges. Divide the salad between 6 plates. Cut the pork and divide between the salads. 

To make the dressing, Place the lime juice, orange juice, Dijon mustard, curry powder, pepper, and olive oil in a container with a tight lid. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over salads or serve on the side.



Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Hi gang, It's Here, It's Here!!!

I've been SO excited to share the cover of BANISHED, Book 2 of the FORBIDDEN (Only $5.99 on Kindle now!) trilogy for awhile and Harpercollins finally said, "It's Time - Show the World!" :-)

The official Harpercollins Catalog for Winter of 2016 will be online in a couple of weeks and the Official Cover Reveals happen just before those catalogs go online. 

BANISHED is gorgeous, stunning, and Harper did a photo shoot with the same model as FORBIDDEN. (And she's going to be on Book 3, too!)

SEVEN lovely Young Adult bloggers are sharing the cover with me today and each blog has EXCLUSIVE content from me as well as EXCLUSIVE Teaser Graphics with lines from the *actual* book!!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
Amber & Stacey @ Page Turners
Jaime & Erin @ Fic Fare
Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books
Kathy @ I Am A Reader
Katie @ Mundie Moms
Martina @ Adventures in YA Publishing

Be sure you go to each one to see the beautiful graphics and read some short, fun content about writing and kissing and my research for the trilogy. 

TEASER Cover Piece #1!

TEASER Cover Piece #2!

TEASER Cover Piece #3!

And . . . 

 Here it is . . .




So tell me what you think, I'm dying to know!!Thanks for reading and sharing this very looooong journey with me! (I think I've been talking about the writing and research of this trilogy for 6-7 years on this blog.) :-)


Almost forgot the GIVEAWAY!! 

Giveaways (US Only):
One grand prize winner:

1. Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN & BANISHED when available
2. $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
3. Middle Eastern Earrings
4. Paper Blanks Magnetic Notebook
5. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN & BANISHED Bookmark Club Cards

7 Winners will receive:

1. $10.00 Amazon Gift Card
2. Middle Eastern earrings
3. Paper Blanks Notebook
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN & BANISHED Book Club Cards

EVERYBODY WHO Orders or Pre-orders copies of the book(s) receives a set of gorgeous BOOK CLUB CARDS and an autographed book plate!

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Sunday, June 14, 2015


I'm  sooooooo excited to get the go-ahead from Harpercollins to share the stunning cover for BANISHED, Book 2 of the FORBIDDEN Trilogy. Harper's Winter catalog will be out the end of June and e-ARCs will be out on Edelweiss in September, plus actual printed ARCs by August. *happy, happy*

The Cover Reveal will be THIS TUESDAY AT 2:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME on the following blogs, plus HERE and my Facebook and Twitter

The Eater of Books!

There will be lots of giveaways! A Grand Prize Package & 7 more Winners of Prize Packages! 

Each blog will have unique content from me about writing the book and, and, well, and kissing - and some terrific pictures of belly dancers and graphics with ACTUAL LINES from the book itself! Which helps the wait until February 2, 2016, the pub date for BANISHED. 

Here's your first teaser of the cover. Don't you love those bangles?!

So what are y'all doing this summer? I'm attending two family reunions in Arizona and San Diego (and sneaking in a trip to Disneyland!), PLUS drafting Book 3 of the trilogy. Whew! Honestly, I'm a little freaked out. My first drafts tend to be OVER 100,000 words - eek! 

More soonest!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

SIX Snow Valley Romances are on Sale this week for only .99 cents!

The secret is leaking out . . . in addition to writing Middle Grade novels for Scholastic and my delicious Young Adult Trilogy, FORBIDDEN, with Harpercollins, I also write Contemporary Clean Romance under the name, Kimberley Montpetit. We have an amazing sale going on this week! Six sweet and sassy romantic novellas all in one for only $.99! TWO Boxed Sets in fact!

Our upcoming Summer in Snow Valley is available for pre-order for only $.99

Release date is June 1st and the $.99 special will last until June 6th. 

BUT if you haven't read Christmas in Snow Valley, now is your chance to buy it May 24th through the 31st for only $.99 as a thank you to all our wonderful readers! 
Purchase Christmas in Snow ValleyAmazon

#1 Bestselling Authors of Christmas in Snow Valley, have teamed up again with six wonderful summer novellas that are sure to make your summer sweet and sassy!

Buy Summer in Snow Valley
right here! 

Catching Caytie by Amazon Top Seller Cindy Roland Anderson

On the night Caytie Holbrook intends to break up with her cheating boyfriend, he blindsides her by announcing their engagement at a dinner party. When Caytie discovers her father is in on the scheme, she runs away from her home in Beverly Hills to hide out at her uncle’s ranch in Snow Valley, Montana. While Snow Valley is a beautiful place, Caytie only plans to stay until her twenty-fifth birthday when she’ll inherit a trust fund her grandmother left her, allowing her to pursue her dream to move to Italy. That is until she meets Jace McAllister, an incredibly sexy—although somewhat grumpy—cowboy who threatens to disrupt her plans.

Tin Foil Tiaras by Amazon Top Seller Jeanette Lewis

Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s handsome and protective big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. As Cameron tries to win Kyle over, Kyle insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.
A Touch of Love by Amazon Top Seller Cami Checketts

Annie Stirland has endured a lifetime of teasing, embarrassment, and isolation due to her speech impediment. When irresistible cowboy, Luke Wilson, seems to be falling for her, she’s certain he’s too good to be true. A tragedy involving his ex-girlfriend proves she’s right. What man can resist sheltering someone they once loved? Annie knows she should walk away, but Luke isn’t ready to give her up.

First Love by Amazon Top Seller Taylor Hart 

Janet Snow doesn’t expect to get caught in a full-blown make out session at her brother’s wedding. Especially not with Michael Hamilton, the boy she’d written off ten years ago. Even though they both agree to no complications, Janet's not sure they can stick to it given their past. After a trip to the hot springs, a helicopter ride, and a proposal, even the most cautious single mother would start to wonder if true love really is just about the timing. Now Janet has to make a choice—play it safe or trust that her first love could also be her last. 

Romancing Rebecca by Amazon Top Seller, Kimberley Montpetit

Rebecca Dash loved spending her teen summers swooning over Jane Austen and helping her aunt at the Starry Skies Bed & Breakfast in Snow Valley. But as a recent college grad, she’d rather write sappy romance novels than go out with guys that make her a nervous wreck. When a team of fire-fighters set up camp on the lawns of the B&B and Captain Wade catches her eye, Becca soon learns that there’s more to a happily-ever-after than a flirty fireman with muscles the size of the Montana hills.

Love in Light and Shadow by Amazon Top Seller Lucy McConnell

Mercedes O'Shay has sworn off gorgeous men because they have a tendency to break her heart. When she meets her new neighbor, Chet Bauer, she immediately puts him in the Do Not Date category based on his well-defined muscles and stunning blue eyes. But the more Mercedes learns about the cowboy who reads classics and forges iron, the more she realizes the heart doesn't see in black and white; it sees light and shadows.

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Romantic Paris Titles are Here!

What really happened during the summer when Jean-Paul and Chloe were separated by the Atlantic Ocean while Chloe was in New York City and Jean-Paul was in Paris after their romantic June night in Paris?
Did Mireille, the old girlfriend, make a move for Jean-Paul? What about Chloe's best friend, Sera Thomas? Does Miss Super Organized ever find love?
How about Mathew Perotti, that two-timing hunk, Chloe's old boyfriend? Is Matthew and that Parvati who stole him from Chloe their Senior year of high school still together?
Wonder no more! Answers are right here in these adorable new novellas and boxed set! A New Cover for PARIS CRAVINGS, too!
Purchase each title individually or get the entire Boxed Paris & Pastry Collection! Ooh, la, la - and have a chocolate filled beignet from me!



Kimberley Montpetit

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Clean Romance! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thrilling News - and Middle Grade Munch!

LOTS of lovely things have been happening with my new MG novel, THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES as well as FORBIDDEN, my debut Young Adult novel with Harpercollins, the first in a trilogy. I'm completely thrilled and excited and bowled over. 


  *Breaking News* 

BOTH Forbidden and The Time of the Fireflies have been named as Finalists for the Association of Mormon Letters of Art Award and Finalists for the Whitney Award in the Middle-Grade and Young Adult categories!!  


 Also . . .

A mom and her 9-year-old daughter, Katie, interviewed me recently. Find out about my personal experiences with Cajun traiteurs, The Island of the Dolls, and the diversity question in my book:  

Read all about it! ----> Middle Grade Munch Grills Kimberly Griffiths Little on her book The Time of the Fireflies

Happy Weekend!



Friday, February 20, 2015

REDEEM THIS - great new book by Cami Checketts!

Some men are beyond redemption. Alex is one of them.

After Alex Chakhota was blackmailed and manipulated into becoming a hit man to protect his sister, serving time as the FBI's assassin doesn't do much to ease his conscience. His next assignment brings him face to face with Brittany, a beautiful woman that believes he's more than the killer he's been made into. The road to redemption is long for someone with a blackened soul, and with lives hanging in the balance, Alex has a short deadline.

Detective Scott Bentley's days of law enforcement are behind him. When he's asked to host agents at his secluded ranch for an FBI sting operation, Scott cannot refuse. Ivy McMahon shows up with the team, and Scott gets more than he signed up for. Not only can she hack into the any computer system, she's found a way into Scott's heart. The trouble is that she's in protective custody and when the job ends, she'll disappear.

Is redemption possible for those whose lives are scarred by the past? With danger crowding close, not even love may have a chance to redeem before it's too late. 

Don't miss the exciting sequel to Blog This by #1 Bestselling Inspirational author, Cami Checketts

Find Redeem This for only $3.99 at these vendors:

Amazon * B&N * iTunes * Kobo

If you haven't had a chance to read Blog This, it is FREE until February 28th.

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Praise for Blog This

"Cami Checketts is a genius! She writes about topics that aren't widely discussed, in and out of books, and she does such a brilliant job of crafting these things into wonderful stories that touch your heart and remain with you for days afterwards."

Myra, Reviewer, Pieces of Whimsy

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ENJOY, Dear Friends! Happy Weekend! 

I just finished reading THIS SHATTERED WORLD by Amie Kauffman and Meagan Spooner - one of my favorite series. Now I'm off to read IGNITE by Sara Larson! 

What are you reading? 


Monday, February 09, 2015

Elana Johnson's new YA/NA EXCITING Fantasy Series is here!

About ELEMENTAL RUSH: Eighteen-year-old Adam Gillman has trained for twelve years to earn a coveted spot on the Supreme Elemental’s elite sentry squad. His brother, Felix, is the commander, but Adam is still thrilled when his official assignment to serve Alexander Pederson comes.

He moves into nicer quarters and can stop getting up at four a.m. to complete his mandated work out time. He still rises early though, because he needs the solitude of early morning to practice his airmaking Element—something that Adam has kept secret from everyone, even Felix, because he can’t be both an Airmaker and a sentry.

When Alex assigns him to kill a group of rogue Elementals, he balks at completing his mission for the first time. See, his only friend is Isaiah Hawking, and he’s the Earthmover on the accused Council. When faced with the prospect of killing him, Adam finds he can’t do it.

He’s well trained in assassination, but he thought he’d be murdering bad guys—not innocents.

When Alex buries the Elemental Academy—and kills over one thousand Elementals—in a fit of rage, Adam’s loyalty cracks. When he discovers that Alex is really a woman, and his brother’s lover, he defects. He hops from city to city, from Elemental school to Elemental school, always escaping only minutes before Felix can embed a knife in his heart or a tsunami can make a classroom his watery grave.

He tries to fight back, but he’s just one Airmaster with exceptional tracking skills. He does his best to warn those in danger, but as the last Elemental school goes up in flames, he knows he needs to get some real firepower on his side.

ELEMENTAL RUSH is a prequel novella to the full-length futuristic fantasy novel, ELEMENTAL HUNGER.

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22063929-elemental-rush

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KFM3JJM
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elemental-rush-elana-johnson/1119569676?ean=2940150184190
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elemental-rush/id962939892?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/elemental-rush-an-elemental-novella-volume-1
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=3SZtBgAAQBAJ

About ELEMENTAL HUNGER: The second installment in the Elemental series, a new futuristic fantasy for young adults and new adults from acclaimed author Elana Johnson, ELEMENTAL HUNGER is a full-length novel that continues the story that began in ELEMENTAL RUSH, an Elemental novella.

Sixteen-year-old Gabriella Kilpatrick can shoot fire from her hands, which would be great if she didn’t get blamed for a blazing inferno that kills 17 schoolmates. When Gabby is commanded to Manifest her Element, everyone knows what she is: a genetic abnormality. Not to mention guilty.

So she does two logical things to survive.
1. She runs.
2. She hacks off her hair to assume a new role—that of “Gabe”, because in her world, only boys are Firemakers.

Not only does she have to act like a guy, she has to pretend to know everything a Firemaker should know. When Gabby meets Airmaster Adam Gillman, he believes her act and pledges to serve on “Gabe’s” Council. But Adam has the mark of a sentry and spent years obeying Alex, the Supreme Elemental. And Alex wants Gabby-the-genetic-freak dead and gone before she can gather the magical protection of a full Council.

With Adam’s lies that sound like truths and rumors that Alex isn’t really a Firemaker—or a man—Gabby sets out to charter a Council of her own. In order to uncover the truth, Gabby will have to learn who she can trust, how to control her own power, and most of all, how to lead a Council of Elementals, most of whom have more control over their power than she does. If she can’t, she’ll find herself just like those 17 schoolmates: burned and six feet under.

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About ELEMENTAL RELEASE: Two months after returning to the capital city of Tarpulin with a Council of his own, Airmaster Adam Gillman is ready to start repairing the relationships in his life. Up first: his Councilman and the girl he’d like to be more than friends with, Gabriella Kilpatrick.

But first, he has to figure out how to be the Airmaster his Firemaker needs. In order to do that, Adam attends Elemental training and discovers that to truly command the air, he must first be in control of his emotions. And in order to master those, he has to grieve for the loss of Hanai, make amends with his brother, and earn the trust of Gabby.

Amidst all that, Adam must also learn how to grapple with the jet stream, because a dangerous Airmaster is loose in Tarpulin. And Adam will need to find his emotional center in order to work with the atmosphere and defeat the threat. 

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About Elana Johnson: Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist.

Her self-published novels include two YA contemporary novels-in-verse, Elevated and Something About Love, as well as a YA/NA futuristic fantasy series, which includes Elemental Rush, Elemental Hunger, and Elemental Release.

School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog and WriteOnCon, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

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