Blog Tour: Forbidden Life by Kimberly Kinrade *Review, Interview & Giveaway*

Posted November 1, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Published: October 15, 2012

Buy: Amazon

Source: Provided by Author for my honest opinion

Blurb: The road to redemption begins in darkness.

A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam’s baby is the key to a lock that must never be opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, at what cost?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.

Unlock the secrets: October 15 2012

Kimberly has done it yet again!  Forbidden Life is my favorite book in the trilogy.  My emotions were all over the place while reading.  I loved the looks into other characters’ point of views.

The story line is fast paced and makes you keep reading.  I was putting off household duties to finish this book. 😉  I absolutely love the characters.  I feel like I know them on a personal level.  Except Hunter, I MUST know more about him and his hotness.  Just sayin’.  There’s a lot to that boy.

Everything comes together in this final installment.  Some people aren’t who you think they are, and we revisit old friends.  I never guessed the events took place.  I’m always happy when a book takes me by surprise.  Kimberly’s writing is awesome, and she has a way of showing every emotion in the character. I love her work, and can’t wait to read more about IPI.

Follow these special people as they fight for their redemption!


Thank you for joining me on my blog today! Let’s get comfy and learn a bit more about you. 😀
1.      Has your family always been supportive of your writing?
Yes. I’m so lucky, especially when I hear stories from other authors whose family won’t even read their books. My parents have encouraged my writing since I was a child. While most parents admonish their kids to “Quit that writing and get a real job,” my parents always said “Quit that job and focus on your writing.”
Also, I married my writing partner, so you can’t get more supportive than that. We’re even co-writing a series of books together. And I based another series on my children, so they love my books!
2.      What do you do when you’re not writing?
You mean that’s a real thing? Time when I’m not writing? Lol Well, if I’m not writing, I’m usually thinking about writing, or plotting my next book, or editing, or reading.

For non-book related activities I enjoy cuddling with my kids, playing with my kittens (or cuddling with my kittens and playing with my kids) and cuddling and playing with my husband. 😉

3.      In the Forbidden series, you show us that people have choices.  These choices are either right or wrong.  Did you plan for your books to touch base on issues and learn something from them, or did it just happen that way?
I knew that as the story evolved it would touch on issues that challenged people to think about good and evil, right and wrong and the kinds of choices we are all faced with. In Forbidden Life, the final book in the trilogy, each character has to face their hardest choices and really look at what they’ve done and who they are.
I like books that make me think, even as they entertain, and while I’d never want anything to be heavy-handed in my books, I think it adds extra dimensions and layers to the story when the reader is stuck in a moral dilemma right along with the character, trying to decide what the right choice is.
4.      Will we get to see Sam and Drake in the Blood of the Fallen Trilogy?
They might make a cameo appearance, but they will not be heavily featured. However, Sam is still BFF with Luke and Lucy, so she won’t be forgotten.
5.     What is your best writing time, am or pm?
Ideally, am, but in reality pm. I have every intention each morning of just turning on my computer and writing before I open my email or login to Facebook, but more often than not I lie to myself with “I’ll just check my email real fast, then start writing.” Yeah, three hours later and I’m still replying to emails or sharing pictures of kittens in ridiculously cute poses, and all hope is lost.

Then I stay up all night writing to catch up. Someday I might learn to actually follow through with my plan and do my writing first.

6.      Will you continue to write in the YA genre, or will you crossover to adult paranormal books also?
I have plans for both. Because the Forbidden Trilogy gets pretty dark and deals with some heavy themes, many people feel it’s borderline for YA. While I disagree and believe YA is actually for 18+ crowd of young adult, and teen books are entirely different, I want my books to be appropriate to the age group.
So my next book, Sunrise & Nightfall, will be adult paranormal romance/historical fantasy (and it’s based on a character in the Fallen Trilogy and co-written with my hubby Dmytry Karpov), and the Fallen Trilogy, while starring Luke and Lucy and still very YA in some of the themes, is going to be classified as adult so we can dive deeper into some themes that might not be appropriate for younger teens, but will still appeal to YA readers, I believe.
I do have another series launching late next year, The Reluctant Familiar, and it’s a teen book/YA, so it’ll be fun for readers of all ages. I’m really excited about that one!
7.      If the Forbidden Trilogy could be made into a movie, who would your dream cast be?
Sam: Britt Robertson from Life Unexpected, though she’d have to dye her hair brown.
Drake: Paul Wesley from Vampire Diaries
Lucy: Vanessa Marano from Switched at Birth
Luke: Taylor Lautner from Twilight
Top Fives:
1.     Foods? Chocolate, cheese, ice cream, tropical fruit, bread
2.     Bands? Muse, Linkin Park, The Wanted, Evanescence, Adele
3.     Books? The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Family Magic by Patti Larsen, Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond, Dark Edge by Dmytry Karpov,
4.     Movies? Dead Poet Society, August Rush, Avengers, The Princess Bride, Shutter Island
5.     Songs? Gold Forever-The Wanted, The Princess Bride theme song, Set Fire to the Rain-Adele, Waiting for the End-Linkin Park, Undisclosed Desires-Muse

About the Author:


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 Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children’s fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella 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 and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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