Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Debut Year 2014 Round up of Cover Reveal Links and HUGE February Giveaways!

Did you see my gorgeous cover for FORBIDDEN yet? If not, here it is again! Plus scroll down for a round-up of links to all of my cover reveal giveaways. 

Make sure you visit each blog to win some amazing prizes! Giveaways run until February 23 - March 1 depending on each blogger. So you've got tons of time still to enter! 

The prize packages are fantastic - bigger than anything I've ever seen for a cover reveal before - but that's because I wanted to spread the love for some of my favorite series books and say "Thank You" to my readers and followers. THANK YOU for reading and following me here and on Facebook and Twitter and adding FORBIDDEN to Goodreads! Good luck! Hope you win! :-)

Mundie Moms

1. Signed ARCs of FORBIDDEN when available in March/April
2. Signed set of Marie Lu’s LEGEND, PRODIGY, and CHAMPION
3. Belly dance veil and earrings
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN Bookmark Club Cards for 10 people

The Story Siren

1. Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN when available in March/April
2. Signed set of The Matched Trilogy
3. Belly dance veil and earrings
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN Bookmark Club Cards for 10 people

Page Turners Blog

1. Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN when available in March/April
2. SIGNED set of STARTERS & ENDERS by Lissa Price (with extra goodies from Lissa!). These titles are exclusive to Story Siren reveal giveaway.
3. Belly dance veil and earrings
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN Bookmark Club Cards for 10 people

Adventures in YA Publishing

1. Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN when available in March/April
2. Set of THE INFERNAL DEVICES trilogy
3. Belly dance veil and earrings
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN Bookmark Club Cards for 10 people


1. Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN when available in March/April
2. Signed 4-book set of Alyson Noel’s quartet THE SOUL SEEKERS
3. Belly dance veil and earrings
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN Bookmark Club Cards for 10 people

YA Books Central

1. Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN when available in March/April
2. Signed set of GRAVE MERCY and DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers
3. Belly dance veil and earrings
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN Bookmark Club Cards for 10 people

YA Series Insiders

1. Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN when available in March/April
2. Signed copies of Leigh Bardugo’s SHADOW AND BONE & SIEGE AND STORM
3. Belly dance veil and earrings
4. A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN Bookmark Club Cards for 10 people

This video was created especially just to reveal the cover. A full book trailer will be launching Fall 2014 before FORBIDDEN'S release date November 4th. Justin Cook, a long-time friend, helped me create this marvelous trailer.

AND you might want to check out all the blogs because I talk about some cool back-story, pictures, travel, and inside secrets about FORBIDDEN, too! Hope you're having a happy week!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

My very own FORBIDDEN Cover Reveal!!!

After waiting so long to see this gorgeous, epic Young Adult novel I've been working on forever actually become a real book - I'm thrilled to share the STUNNING cover from Harpercollins! 

I'm practically dying of shock (as well as giddy with glee) that this book is finally going to hit bookshelves in a few months. FORBIDDEN has been in the making for YEARS – don’t ask how many—I don’t want anyone fainting out there! 
I’ve been wondering/speculating/daydreaming about what Harpercollins would do for the cover since it’s been crazy difficult for my editor and I to come up with jacket synopsis copy. The story is about the roots of belly dance in the ancient world of women, goddess temples, tribal warfare, betrothals, murder, blackmail . . . but the fantastic team at Harper came up with a gorgeous cover that hints at the danger and romance with a splash of an exotic feel. The model is beautiful and I adore all the red and gold!

Thank you Harpercollins, my editor Karen, the photographers, and the entire art and editorial team!

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.
With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together. 

A long-time friend of mine, Justin Cook, who got his Grad degree in Film at Columbia in NYC helped me create this cover *just* for the Cover Reveal today. A full book trailer will come this Fall. So this gives you a hint of the flavor, setting, and mystery of the book. Enjoy.

Young Adult Books Central is featuring the Cover Reveal today as well as Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.

Tomorrow I'll be on YA Series Insiders and on Sunday, I'll be at Mundie Moms, Page Turners, The Story Siren, and Adventures in YA Publishing with *exclusive* content and a *unique* Huge Giveaway on every single blog. Yep, I'm giving away a ton of goodies. Signed books, ARCs, veils, jewelry, and Book Club Cards. 

Young Adult Books Central:
Signed copies of GRAVE MERCY and DARK TRIUMPH
And jewelry/veil, ARC, and swag.

Cuddlebuggery Book Blog:
Signed copies of Alyson Noel's FATED, ECHO, MYSTIC, and HORIZON, the SOUL SEEKERS quartet
And jewelry/veil, ARC, and swag.

Please tell me what you think of the trailer and cover in the comments! And be sure to head to the links to enter the Giveaways! 

SEVEN blogs, SEVEN *Big Winners*, and 70 Book Club winners over the next 2-3 weeks! 

TADA!!! I love the *movement* and the tension and breathlessness as well as the vibrant reds and gold. The full-wrap jacket is going to knock your socks off. It's almost finished and it took my breath away!

Happy Sigh,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesday Tagline!

While you're waiting for the highly anticipated Cover Reveal of FORBIDDEN coming THIS THURSDAY, February 13th at YA BOOKS CENTRAL, here is the tagline for FORBIDDEN. 

It was a long and scary process - finally decided on after much personal brainstorming, writer friend brainstorming, and in-house Harpercollins brainstorming! I came *this* close to thinking it was going to be half-baked. Whew!

It's perfect and strong! 

"So much is at risk when everything is . . . FORBIDDEN"

Why yes, the RED color is a hint! Ooh, la, la!

And I love this! 


Wednesday, February 05, 2014

We have Our January Debut Year 2014 Celebration WINNER!!!

All of you lovelies wrote such nice things in the comments about FORBIDDEN these past two weeks and added the book to Goodreads and signed up for my newsletter. You're awesome and I was so touched! 
(If you didn't get a chance to sign up, here is the link again: Kimberley's Amazing Newsletter Coming Soon! :-)

Our winner for the January Celebration of my YA Debut Year 2014 will receive a beautiful veil, a pair of Middle Eastern style earrings and a Young Adult book of your choice! It does *not* have to be one of these books, although it can be! These were just examples . . . tell me what book you've been dying to read/own and you'll get it!

And the Winner is . . . 

Please contact me at and I'll mail your prizes!
Don't forget to choose the YA book of *your* choice! 
 ***More News***

Stay Tuned for THE COVER REVEAL OF FORBIDDEN on February 13th on YA Books Central and a few other Very Cool Blogs between February 14-16!!! 

Yes, you heard that right, FORBIDDEN has cover art! It's stunning and dramatic and perfect. I just saw the full wrap today and ohmygoodness knock-me-over-with-a-feather it's dramatic inside and out! Harpercollins has done some very unique things for it.

And 6-8 blogs will each host unique and marvelous Giveaways during February and into March so you'll have plenty of time to enter!!! 


Monday, February 03, 2014

Last Day to Enter the Debut Year 2014 January Giveaway of FORBIDDEN!!!

There's still time to ENTER January's month of prizes! 

One person will win the Young Adult novel of *your* choice - just tell me the title, any title, and I'll send it to you! (The books in the picture are just examples of various super cool YA novels).

AND you'll win a beautiful veil and earrings - part of the exotic setting of FORBIDDEN publishing in November, 2014 with Harpercollins!!!

Deadline is midnight Monday, February 3d - winner announced Tuesday, February 4th.
Please follow this blog or find me on Facebook and Twitter because . . . 

EVERY SINGLE MONTH DURING 2014 there will be a monthly giveaway. All the same prizes all year long! How awesome is that! 

That's how excited I am about FORBIDDEN! 

And that's not all! In 10 days the *Cover Reveal* for FORBIDDEN is happening on some very big and very cool YA blogs and I'll be giving away tons more books and jewelry and ARCs and swag! 

Keep checking in!

And finally, a huge thank you to all of you who have entered and posted absolutely lovely and excited comments! I'm thrilled you're here and I think you're going to *love* FORBIDDEN!


Saturday, February 01, 2014

PARIS CRAVINGS is here!!! A delicious, gorgeous romance novel set in Paris!

While you're waiting for November 4th to read FORBIDDEN, the launch of my Young Adult trilogy with Harpercollins (STUNNING cover has arrived and there will be a *cover reveal* in two weeks!) read my brand new contemporary romance set in Paris--it's got pastries and romance and kissing! 

I love the cover by Claudia at and Stephanie Herrera did the fonts and sparklies. She also did a fabulous back cover, too. Scroll down to see and enter the big giveaway! I'm giving away lots of books and bookmarks. There are about 35 bloggers doing my Cover Reveal and Launch today! Thank you to everyone so much!


Can life really turn on a dime—
a missed bus— 
or a stuck pastry shop door?

Chloe Dillard’s life has always been complicated. She has a mother who is a neurotic romance novelist and a boyfriend who’s been pressuring her to go all the way. After The Worst Night of Her Life Chloe escapes on a trip to the swoon-worthy city of Paris where she becomes stranded after an accident with high heels and a pastry box.

Saved by a French boy with chocolate-brown eyes, Chloe begins to wonder if being lost in Paris is the chance of a lifetime. But as attracted as she is to the gorgeous and oh-so-kind La Patisserie shop boy—even he has a girlfriend.

The police are tracking her down, Mom’s having a nervous breakdown when she goes missing, and Chloe just wants to have her dream of a happily-ever-after.

What’s a girl to do in the most romantic city in the world? 

About Kimberley Montpetit: 
Kimberley once spent all her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops when she was in Paris—on the arm of her adorable husband. The author grew up in San Francisco, another swoon-worthy city, loves all things Parisian and chocolate and lives in a small town along the Rio Grande with her family.

Kimberley has won many awards for her work, including the Southwest Book Award, the Whitney Award, the Arizona/New Mexico Book Award, is a Crystal Kite Finalist (SCBWI) and included in the Bank Street College Best Books of the Year.

She once stayed in a haunted castle tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland, sailed on the Seine in Paris, walked the beaches of Normandy, eaten in numerous French cafes, ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan, sunbathed on Waikiki, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria. 

She adores all baked goodies; brownies, éclairs, donuts, tarts, and pie, and makes a lot of chocolate chip cookies while revising.

Kimberley is, of course, hard at work on her next novel (s).

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ENTER TO WIN ONE OF 5 BEAUTIFUL PRINT COPIES OF PARIS CRAVINGS plus stunning Book Club Cards (like bookmarks!) 15 People will win a batch of Book Cards to share with friends.

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P.S. Through family genealogy we discovered that the surname of "Montpetit"is our original name - direct from France to Quebec in the 1650s and then into the USA after the Civil War. The *perfect* romantic pen name for books set in Paris - mais oui?!

Enjoy PARIS CRAVINGS: A Paris and Pastry Novel (there's a recipe, too!) and the print book is GORGEOUS! 




Winner of The Southwest Book Award!

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