Monday, November 26, 2012

Forbidden Trilogy Omnibus Edition by Author Kimberly Kinrade

 


Forbidden Trilogy- Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire, Forbidden Life


Forbidden Trilogy
 
 
 
The Forbidden Trilogy Omnibus Edition has the three seperate books- Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire & Forbidden Life combined together as well as a lot of amazing extra content in the end. In depth questions brought up about each book, some top secret profiles of each paranormal character- really cool! Character interviews and Kimberly Kinrade's interview about the entire series revealing other projects in the works revolving around the Forbidden realm.
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Forbidden Mind-
 
Sam is almost eighteen and lives in a facility she calls Rent- A -Kid, where she among other Para-powered kids call home. Sam has paranormal powers- she can read minds and is "rented" out by the head honchos of this facility to the rich for their own personal gains. She is happy there, taken well care of, but is she really? Turning eighteen she is ready to go off to college, one where she can grown even more with her artistic talents, but will she be given the promised dream from the people who are supposed to take care of her?
 
Drake is every girl's dream guy who surfs the waves along with being that tall, ripped and handsome fellow a girl cannot help to fall in love with. He too has para-powers, but has eluded being noticed for a while now. Suddenly on the day that could change everything for him, he is kidnapped. He is held captive at Rent- A -Kid and his mind reaches out to Sam. Through telepathy the two get to know each other and find out life for them has just dramatically changed...for the worst or better is the question.
 
No matter, the two unite and give Rent- A -Kid the trouble that's been a long time coming...
 
Forbidden Fire-
 
Inside Forbidden Fire, you get to spend the continuation of this story connecting more with the characters, rooting for the good guys, being in suspense right along with them, and trying to figure it all out- of which you cannot. There are no predictions with this one. The storyline is great- correction- amazing,and you just cannot figure out what will happen next! Frustrating I know, but that's a positive complaint. This book draws you in just as much as the first book and keeps you hanging on by a thread (or letter) until you turn to that last page and read that last word.
 
You can read my full review- note, there will be a few spoilers if you do, having not read the first book. Click HERE to read my review.
 
Forbidden Life-
 
An amazing conclusion, you won't be disappointed.
 
This is the longest read of the series, but so warranted.
As I came to the final page of this trilogy, I smiled happily in satisfaction along with the characters. I was very pleased with the ending and loved all of the in between. That is the key to any series...a great ending. I loved this one, but you will have to read to the end to find out how this tale exactly does end... remember I'm not giving no spoilers here.
Complex would be the perfect word to describe the story line. The predicament for Sam, Drake, Lucy, Luke and a few other characters- that rock, I must add- is the surrounding outline of this very well told tale. I loved the variation on telling the story( third person, first person), and loved the imaginative world surrounding it all created by this wonderful, imaginative author, Kimberly Kinrade.
I love twists and love constant action and adventure in my books and this book brought it. Excitement and captivation kept me turning the pages-love that even more- and once again, I was reading this story as fast as my eyes and mind could comprehend to absorb and enjoy it all. A brilliantly well told story with a great ending.
To read my review of this click HERE or read below.
 
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review in return, in which I gave my whole hearted honest review. This was an amazing trilogy and I highly recommend this for your next read. This offered combined set with bonuses is a great deal that you should definitely take advantage of.
 
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Forbidden Life- Book #3 of the Forbidden Trilogy by Author Kimberly Kinrade- My Review



Image of Kimberly Kinrade
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Forbidden Trilogy- Forbidden Life- Author Kimberly Kinrade- Review
Forbidden Life (Forbidden #3)
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As I came to the final page of this trilogy, I smiled happily in satisfaction along with it's characters. I was very pleased with the ending and loved all of the in between. That is the key to any series…a great ending. I loved this one, but you will have to read to the end to find out how this tale exactly does end…I am giving no spoilers here.

Complex would be the perfect word to describe the story line. The predicament for Sam, Drake, Lucy, Luke and a few other characters- that rock, I must add- is the surrounding outline of this very well told tale. I loved the variation on telling  the story( third person, first person), and loved the imaginative world surrounding it all created by this wonderful, imaginative author, Kimberly Kinrade.

I love twists and love constant action and adventure in my books and this book brought it. Excitement and captivation kept me turning the pages-love that even more- and once again, I was reading this story as fast as my eyes and mind could comprehend to absorb and enjoy it all. A brilliantly well told story with a great ending.

Story sum up:

Drake has disappeared, having lost his powers and Sam is left alone to give birth and deal with life- well not entirely, she does have friends. Lucy and Luke (the twins) have teamed up with IPI to take down the head haunch of the Rent a kid facility, Steele, going to another location to rescue the younger paranormal’s.

Simmons the lady in charge of IPI, wants to take Steele down (rent a kid creator) and with the help of Lucy and Luke she hopes to accomplish just that. A solider of hers, Hunter joins the mix. Of course a romance comes about between the two as well as a lot of growing up for Lucy. Amazing things surface in this third installment that is unexpected, very imaginative, but fits right in with the tale.

I hate spoilers, but still want to clue readers in on how amazing a book is, especially one that deserves such the praise. You will not be disappointed with Forbidden Life and from my interpretation; I believe this isn’t the end of this paranormal realm created by Kimberly Kinrade, of which I am very pleased to know. I look forward to reading the next series in the works and have now become a lifelong fan of the author.

 As I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review in return, I have done exactly as such. This is my honest review of the book, without any spoilers of course. :0)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Want to Increase your Book Sales? How to use Goodreads to get Readers to Discover your Book...

Every author- Indie or Traditional- want to see their book sales increase. I'm mean who doesn't? None of us would really sit there and say "No...I'm ok with my sales..."  Nope! Not even the top bestselling authors would turn down any tips to get their books to sell even more. Well, maybe not J.K. Rowling...she just might be the exception- I mean come on, who hasn't heard of Harry Potter?

So how do you increase your book sales?

Well, The Writer's Market (I just love this site) has an article that can tell you just that. Robert Lee Brewer said these four essential things will put you in the right direction.

1.Write a great book -Well, that's a given. You cannot sell something without something, right? Need a book to sell a book, correct? So write your book. Write a great book. "A great book will hook readers from the opening page. A great book will keep readers excited all the way to the finish. A great book will make readers feel that they’ve got to share this book with anyone and everyone they can."

2.Publish your book- Self- publish or start submitting to publishers- Writer's Market can help you with that too.
Slammed
3.Share your book- Doesn't mean just give it to anyone. You'll want to share it with others that will impact your sales and Goodreads is a great way to do just this. After all this is what Goodreads says about itself-"Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 12,000,000 members who have added more than 410,000,000 books to their shelves."  And using this site helped author Colleen Hoover get her book- Slammed-out there to readers. Today her book is currently ranking at #813 in the paid Amazon Kindle store. Paper back- #2,630. Not to shabby, I would say. How did she do it? How did Goodreads help her? She gave away her book. By  running a pair of Goodreads giveaways (only cost is to mail out your book-cannot do ebooks) she was able to put her book in the hands of readers looking for the type of Genre her book falls into and then with the reviews they left and thank to Mavens, over time, her book reached more readers and sold more copies. "Mavens- are the people who, once they discover something they love, just can't resist evangelizing about it."

4.Get involved- "No one has the time to communicate with everyone all the time. Believe me, I’ve tried. But everyone has the ability to pick and choose other writers, readers, and publishing professionals with whom to build connections."  You have to ask questions, offer advice, pitch guest posts, participate in giveaways (blog hops, Book tours) and even review other author's books helps too. Definitely be a giver, takers never really get far...
Click HERE to read more of the article telling in more on how you can find your audience from scratch.

So write your greatest story, put it out there, promote, give, help and most of all good luck!


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Book Review of Forbidden Fire #2 of The Forbidden Trilogy by Author Kimberly Kinrade

I was sick for a bit but feeling much, much better and of course eager to share my review of this wonderful book by author Kimberly Kinrade- Forbidden Fire. Click HERE to read my review of the first installment of this amazing Trilogy- Forbidden Mind. Your gonna love reading this right along with me...hurry and catch up before I finish the third and last installment - Forbidden Life- you'll enjoy the ride. Just click on the link above or to your right to purchase your copy! Now onto my review!
Forbidden Fire (Forbidden #2)

Review of Forbidden Fire- Book #2 of the Forbidden Trilogy

 It is well appreciated when a sequel is even better than the first book. That is a must  that is demanded by us readers and Forbidden Fire gave me exactly that- it was amazing! The story of Sam and Drake continues with new characters and more twists that makes this story a suck- you- in- wanna- know- what- happens- next- now- kind of amazing!

Inside Forbidden Fire, you get to spend the continuation of this story connecting more with the characters, rooting for the good guys, being in suspense right along with them, and trying to figure it all out- of which you cannot. There are no predictions with this one. The storyline is great- correction- amazing,and you just cannot figure out what will happen next! Frustrating I know, but that's a postive complaint. This book draws you in just as much as the first book and keeps you hanging on by a thread (or letter) until you turn to that last page and read that last word.

Another Bazillion star review for author Kimberly Kinrade! Now a little what I liked about the storyline and the wow factors that I liked (without spoilers of course).

Sam- who is still pregnant with her super para-power kid with Drake, is now rid of the Rent-a-Kind facility and trying to help free the other kids still there. At the same time she is still trying to elude the bad guys who are trying to get them both back. She is also torn over what she can do with her para-powers (mind control) along with another side effect thanks to the Rent-a –kid jerks (trying not to spoil there).

 With the help of old friends of Drake's and reconnecting with the wonderful twins- Lucy and Luke, they work towards figuring this all out and getting their fellow para-buddies freed too from theRent- a–kid. I have to say Lucy draws forward in this story and is one tough chica!

 Beware of a Mr. Black and the Seeker. Again…there are twists and you’re gonna love this book! I cannot wait to dive into the last book of this amazing trilogy- Forbidden Life.


Stay tuned for that review in which I can at least predict this- another Bazillion star review!
 
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Guest Author Interview- Vanessa Morgan- Author of GPS With Benifits

Welcome and thanks for dropping by! I would like to introduce you to author Vanessa Morgan and tell you about her latest book GPS With Benifits- a short story that will make you laugh! This book is also going to be made into a short movie, how cool is that!!!  Stay tuned for my review... now onto the interview!



GPS With Benefits
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About the book:
A womanizer purchases a new GPS device, but has no idea his buying one with a mind of ‘her’ own.
"GPS with Benefits is a hilarious tale about a man who is shocked to learn that his GPS system has a mind of its own when he test drives a new car. There are some funny moments in this story that will make it a delight to many readers, can't wait to see the short film. If you're looking for something new and different, this is it. "

 
1. Where do you call home?

 Belgium.

2. What is the title of your most recent book?

 GPS With Benefits.

3. What's your Genre?

Usually, it's supernatural suspense. Although GPS WITH BENEFITS can best be qualified as humor with a fantasy twist.

4. Plans for a next book? Is this part of a Series?


 I'm working on an illustrated novel combining ghosts and cats.

5. Are you a self published author (Indie) ?

 Both.

6. Who's your favorite author?

 Carol Drinkwater.

7. Your favorite book?

 "Elementary Particles" by Michel Houellebecq.

8. What book are you currently reading?

Ken Greenhall's "Childgrave". Ken Greenhall is the American pen name of British author Jessica Hamilton who is best known for her eighties books "Baxter", "Elizabeth" and "The Companion".

9. A book you would recommend?


Daph Nobody's "Blood Bar" and "L'enfant nucléaire", for their original subjects and because he's a good friend.

10. How do you pick your books?

 By author or by cover.

11. Advice for other authors?

 Be willing to learn. I once read that it takes about 1,000 hours to become competent at any skill, about 5,000 hours to master any skill and between 25,000 and 35,000 hours to become world class. Having a great mentor and being focused greatly speeds up this process. - I read that too Vanessa! This is great advice...
12. Do you write under a pen name?

 Yes. As I write in English, French and Dutch, I needed a name that was easy to pronounce in any of those languages and my real name - which is Dutch - is impossible to pronounce in EVERY language.

13. Where do you write?

 Mostly from the comfort of my own home, but I also write from cozy places such as bars, parks, airports and hotels.

14. What do you wear when you write?

 Dresses, because that's the only thing I wear.

15. Do you have a pet (s)?

 I have a Turkish Van cat named after the Mamoru Oshii film ‘Avalon’. He has had a special appearance in A GOOD MAN and also 'acts' in the movies that were based on my books.

16. Favorite food?

 Anything extremely spicy.

17. If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?

 Can I exchange those 3 famous people for my boyfriend and my cat? -You sure can Vanessa, how sweet is that!
18. Of your characters, which one would you say is most like you and why?

 Originally, CĂ©line from A GOOD MAN because of her independence and love of culture and languages. But now that I have fallen in love, I realize that I have a lot of Emma in me as well.

19. What made you want to be a writer?

Seeing Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" on stage in London. I was in my early twenties back then. It took me a few years though to gain confidence and to start reacting upon that desire.

20. Any weird talent?
I have a talent for scaring people.- Awesome!

21. A favorite quote?

 "Wish more. Dream bigger. Love louder.” - love that!

22. What is the one thing you never go without?

 My cat.

23. Your biggest influence?

 Movies.

24. Favorite TV show?

 I'm currently addicted to "Dexter" and “Carnivale”.

25. A great blog you would like to recommend for others to discover?


 
About Vanessa Morgan:

 
Image of Vanessa MorganVanessa Morgan is known as the ‘female version of Stephen King’. Her screenplays, A GOOD MAN and GPS WITH BENEFITS, are currently being turned into movies. She is also the author of DROWNED SORROW and THE STRANGERS OUTSIDE. If she’s not working on her latest supernatural thriller, you can find her reading, watching horror movies, blogging, digging through flea markets or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to her cat. She writes in English, Dutch and French.

 

 

 
Sketch by Gilles Vranckx - isn't it lovely! Visit his blog today!
 
 Her book is also available in the Amazon UK store .

 
Places you can cyberstalk Vanessa Morgan

Official blog 
Amazon Author Page -Make sure to give her page your like!
Follow Vanessa on Twitter
Go to her Facebook   page
Follow her on Pinterest
 Add her book to your Goodreads to-read list and fan Vanessa! 

ATTENTION: Right now (11/9) Vanessa's book is FREE on Amazon, so hurry and get your copy!

Thanks for the drop by!


 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Guest post by Author Shari Guess- Once Upon a Baby- A tale of Adoption



Once Upon A Baby- Tale of Adoption Blog Tour Stop
 
Welcome and thank you for stopping by! I would like to introduce to you Author Shari Guess and  her wonderful book Once Upon a Baby: A tale of Adoption. Stay tuned for my review of her book, hop on over to my Book Review page. Read below to learn the story about adopting her special bundle of joy and the inspiration to her book...
 
A Baby On Short Notice
 
Thinking back over my adoption always has me remembering the roller-coaster of many different emotions surrounding the big event. There was the waiting and wondering about the usual things any expectant couple would think about: would it be a boy or a girl? Would the baby be happy or sad? Would the child grow up to love or despise us through no fault of our own? The leap into parenthood always brings so much excitement, and in my case, paranoia!
 
Then there are things that adoptive couples think about; When will we be chosen? What will we say to the birthmother? How do we discuss adoption with our family and with our child? What can we do to help them know they are loved? How will I bond with this child? What about those unplanned moments regarding a new little life?
 
To put it mildly, I am a planner. When we adopted I had changed 5 diapers in my life-and put 3 of them on backwards! I had no experience with children and here I was about to dive in head first. If that wasn’t enough, we received ‘the call’ on Wednesday, were meeting with our birth mother on Friday and bringing a soon-to-be-born child home on Wednesday!
 
There was no time to ‘know’ much of my birthmother, or her family, or really to even prepare! Thankfully, we had registered early on in the process, so we immediately went into ‘auto-pilot’, throwing essentials into our shopping cart when the glorious news came. Looking back, it was all somewhat of a dream! There were gifts and showers and vacation days and new things to learn-quickly! Most women have 9 months for this sort of thing….I had 8 days!
 
Is there anything I could tell hopeful adoptive parents who might find themselves in our situation one fine day? About the most I can muster is to hang on for the ride! It will be one of the wildest and most worthwhile journeys of your life. Sleep while you can and work on that bucket list while you wait. After that little bundle-of-joy comes into your life it will never be the same! It’s a great experience but you won’t sleep much and you really can’t plan for it. You find out very quickly that you must become super flexible and just have to take one day at a time! Before long you truly won’t remember what your life was like before children came into it and you will be joining the ranks of parents around the world that all look at each other, sometimes like deer –in-the-headlights, silently thinking ‘I know….’!
 
Once Upon A Baby: A Tale of Adoption
Click on the cover to go to the Amazon page and read the sneek peek & buy the book!
 

Shari is also doing a giveaway, winner to recieve a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of Once Upon A Baby! Click HERE to go there and enter!
 
Thanks for the drop by!
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

5 Things to Stop Doing ( if you want to really finish your writing)




Solid advice...what do you think?

Five things to stop doing if you wanna finish writing that book...

1. Nix the excuses.

"We get it, life is busy and writing is hard work sometimes. Still, excuses never changed anything, never inspired anybody, and never made any dreams a reality. Goals like writing a novel don’t die on their own. We suffocate them with our excuses."

2. Stop trying.

Y"our novel needs less “trying” and more “doing” from you. Like Yoda said, Do or do not. There is no try."

3. Stop the Inner Critic’s crazy rants.

"Shut it down. Duct tape its mouth. Stand on its neck. Whatever you do, don’t let the Inner Critic make you doubt yourself. There’s no reason to. This is open range and there are no rules, no right and wrong. You can do Whatever. You. Want."

4. Don’t overdose on caffeine.

"Seriously. I’m sorry, but it has to be said. Call it tough love if you want, but more writers go stark raving mad in espresso-fueled rages than any other artists (with the exception of polka musicians, for obvious reasons).
Trust me on this. You don’t want your neighbors finding you crawling through their pet door at 3am in search of more coffee because you ran out at your house two hours earlier. Not that that’s happened to me. I’ve just heard stories."

5. Stop thinking it should be easier.

"That’s like hoping gravity will get less gravity … er … ish. Less gravity like. OK, poor choice of words. You know what I mean. Bottom line: writing is what it is. Sometimes it’s easier than at other times. Expect it to be work and you’ll be thrilled when it doesn’t feel that way."



 Article by:Kevin Kaiser via writersdigest.com Click here to see his article.
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