Thursday, October 11, 2012

BLOG TOUR - PROMO & EXCERPT: Forbidden Mind (Forbidden #1) by Kimberly Kinrade

Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Title of book: Forbidden Mind (Forbidden Trilogy, #1)
Publisher: Evolved Publisher
Original: September 7, 2011,
New edition launch: June 26, 2012
Length of book: 248 pages
YA paranormal romance/thriller

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

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

Book Excerpt:
When Drake regained some semblance of consciousness, intense pain stripped every nerve ending raw. His mind felt crushed into his skull, not just from the hit to the head
his powers gave him the ability to heal faster than mostbut from the mind assault when someone used Drake's powers against him. How was that even possible?
He didn't open his eyes. First, he wanted to get a sense of his environment. Wheels clanked against a linoleum floor and he felt himself move forward. Voices floated around him like clouds. The world around him drifted through his awareness like bubblesso fragile and immaterial.
He'd been drugged. He remembered the dart to his arm, but he suspected they'd given him something more since taking him.
Who did this? Where was he?Questions swirled through his mind, and he couldn't steady his thoughts enough to make sense of anything. He had clothes on, not just his bathing suit, so someone had dressed him. The air smelled of chemicals and
sickness, like a hospital.Darkness threatened to close in on him again. Panic filled his veins and sent a small shot of adrenaline through
him.Another mind connected with hissomeone with similar powers, someone who could help. He reached out,
pushing his mind with the little strength he had left.He squinted through pain, and locked eyes with a dark-haired, pale-faced beauty who looked as if she'd been in
a bar fight. One blue eye shined bright with intelligence, while the other was swollen nearly shut. Her pink lips curved into a frown, and she placed a fist on the swell of her hips, which accented her petite frame.
A protective instinct flared and Drake wanted to defend her against whoever had given her that black eye, but he couldn't be the knight when he needed saving himself.
He reached out to her mind.
'Help me.'
She held his fate in her mind. Before he collapsed back into oblivion he willed her to help, willed her to remember him and find a way to free him.
As he sank into nothing, her blue eyes, fair face and dark hair haunted him, and he was left with one thought: she's mine.

Forbidden Mind is the first book in the Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade. Check out Forbidden Fire (Book 2 in the Forbidden Trilogy) and get it on Amazon
here. Forbidden Life the third and final book in the trilogy will be available in October on Amazon!

Author Bio:
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 MindForbidden Fire and Forbidden Life and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie WorldBella World, and Maddie 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, her two cats who think they're gods, and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today. I really appreciate it! xo


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