Tuesday, January 05, 2016

LOVELY News and TWO lovely giveaways of FORBIDDEN!


The last time I posted I was leaving for YALLFest in Charleston where I was part of the YASeries Insiders booth and did several library and high school events there and in North Carolina.

During the travel I was on deadline for Book 3 of the FORBIDDEN trilogy and very, very late getting it finished for my editor at Harper. I worked on the planes, my hotels, B&B's and then at my brother-in-law's house in Arizona during the long Thanksgiving weekend, working until midnight every night.

I wrote 50,000 words during that month of travel and 3 time zones, finally finishing the first 100,000 word draft--a draft I'd struggled mightily with all summer during family crises and a crisis of my own called "MENTAL 3rd Book PSYCH-OUT!" :-)

I did a first read-through revision while Christmas shopping, decorating, preparing for company, and then getting super, super sick, but I turned it in! Whew!

. . . and I have wonderful things to share today! 

FIRST! FORBIDDEN is only $1.99 on Kindle! Grab yours before BANISHED launches ONE MONTH FROM TODAY!!! 


 FORBIDDEN also launches TODAY in PAPERBACK for only $9.99! It's lovely and contains the first chapter of BANISHED in the back! So you get a sneak peek! (Giveaway Info at the bottom of this post!)

BOOKLIST gave BANISHED a fabulous review and I'm so excited for readers to enjoy the next installment of Jayden's story as she travels into the frankincense lands where the Goddess Temples of Sariba are even more dangerous and explosive - and Kadesh's life as prince of this mysterious land is not all that it seems. New characters and adventures and heartache as Horeb follows Jayden along the 2,000 mile trek into the deadly desert along the Red Sea to capture her and claim her for his own--with an army of Assyrians, their long-time enemies. Romance and danger abound. I've included a teaser graphic of the first line of the book below.

Here's a lovely widget - only 27 days left!!



I'm giving away a Kindle Copy of FORBIDDEN and a Paperback copy of FORBIDDEN to two lucky winners! 

Just leave a comment here! Easy-peasy. Included in your prize packages will be a beautiful jeweled bookmark, a Forbidden key-chain, and Middle Eastern earrings! 

Happy Reading!

xo,
Kimberley

32 comments:

Georgeana Gutierrez said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm so excited for Banished to be out in the world!

Just Commonly said...

Wow! Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read it. Please put my name in the hat for the print copy. Thank you.

Annie
justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com

Danielle H. said...

I am currently reading Banished and it is so exciting and hard to put down. I think a producer should grab this series for a movie deal! Thanks for your tireless effort to meet your deadlines--so admirable. Here's to another successful year for you--you're already on your way!

Nancy Jones said...

Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to reading these.

Written Melodies said...

I can't wait to start this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

kalika1214 said...

I can't wait for Banished! Thanks for the chance!

Galinda Barefoot said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim, never read any of your books yet but looking forward to it


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Betty Woodrum said...

Hi Kimberly,

I'm amazed at all that you accomplished---that's a lot of words, especially under those conditions! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway and Happy Writing!

clynsg said...

I like that your mention of having written a certain number of words makes it clear that even if writing is something an author feels they HAVE to do, it is still a LOT of work!

cjreynolds52 said...

Great giveaway! Thank you. Really need to read.

traveler said...

Thanks for this great feature and captivating giveaway which I would enjoy greatly. Wishing you a 2016 filled with enjoyment and much continued success. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This novel would be unforgettable and special. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. Best wishes and much happiness for the New Year. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jayne said...

Congratulations on getting it all done over the holiday season!

I'm intrigued by your time period setting and location.

isabella plummer said...

So excited for Banished! I loved Forbidden so much.
Thanks for the giveaway and have a happy new year!

lazygreenturtle said...

I loved Forbidden. Can't wait to read Banished!

Melanie Valderrama said...

I'm so excited to read Banished! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debby said...

Thanks for the chance. Looking forward to reading this series.
Debby
debby236 at gmail dot com

Elizabeth Stacy said...

Oh wow what great opportunity. Thank you for the chance.

Linda Kish said...

Thanks for the chance to enter. I'd love to be your lucky winner.
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

joanne384 said...

Thank you for the chance to win the book and swag...sounds awesome! Congrats on it's release and the upcoming one as well!

Nancy Luebke said...

Sounds like an exciting story. Thanks for this opportunity.

bn100 said...

looks interesting

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Kai said...

Great titles and bookcovers. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Preston said...

I'm loving the covers too.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Yun-A said...

Eager to read Banished!

Kathy Davis said...

I would love to win. I've had Forbidden in my wish list forever. Thanks for the chance. :)

Veray said...

Thanks for letting me know about this. I requested both your books at my library and they are getting them so everyone can read them.

Not really said...

A great offer thank you!! I would love to read Forbidden in paperback. Really appreciate this chance.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I am so touched by all of your comments and for entering the giveaway. I love hearing all the enthusiasm for FORBIDDEN and BANISHED! Thank you, thank you!!

Danielle: A movie would be a dream come true - from your lips to God's ears as they say!

Veray: THANK YOU for having your library order the books, that is terrific! Any orders help keep the book alive and my career alive! Without sales, authors are doomed. :-)

If you've had FORBIDDEN on your wish list forever right now is a great time to purchase. The Kindle is only $5.99 and the paperback only $9.99. Your local bookstore may even have the paperback cheaper than Amazon, too. :-)

Consider FORBIDDEN for your book club, there are so many themes and issues to discuss. Here's a link to a marvelous Book Club Guide from my website.

http://www.kimberleygriffithslittle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Forbidden-Book-Club-Guide.pdf

WINNERS from this contest are being announced on the blog in a new post in 5 minutes! :-)

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

CJReynolds52 - I hope you see this message! You were one of the winners from my blog giveaway of FORBIDDEN! Please email me at kglittle@msn.com! :-)

Penny said...

I am really interested in reading this series. Thank you so much for a great giveaway!

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