Friday, February 19, 2016

Book Blast and Giveaway: Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little


Banished (Forbidden #2) by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Publication Date: February 2, 2016 HarperCollins
Hardcover & Ebook; 416 Pages
Series: Forbidden, Book #2
Genre: YA/Historical/Romance
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She thought she’d lost everything . . . After spending months traveling the harsh, unforgiving Mesopotamian desert, Jayden reunites with a broken, injured Kadesh. Although everyone was convinced the violent and unpredictable Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, killed the handsome prince, Jayden knew in her heart that her love was alive and safe. But their reunion is short-lived, as they learn Horeb is on their trail and determined to take back the girl he has claimed. Soon, the two star-crossed lovers are on the run toward Sariba, Kadesh’s homeland, where, as heir to the Kingdom, he plans to make Jayden his princess.

But the trek to Sariba is fraught with heartache and danger. After narrowly escaping being stoned to death for a crime she didn’t commit, and learning that her sister has disappeared, Jayden’s only solace is her love for Kadesh. But even he is keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that will change everything.

This gorgeous and enchanting sequel to Forbidden, is full of love, danger, and heated passion that will leave readers breathless.

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About the Author

Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico with her husband and their three sons.

For such award-winning middle grade novels as When the Butterflies Came, The Last Snake Runner, The Healing Spell, and Circle of Secrets, her writing has been praised as "fast-paced and dramatic," with "characters painted in memorable detail" and "beautifully realized settings."

Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell and makes way too many cookies while writing.

She's stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; sailed on the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.

Awards: Southwest Book Award, Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel, Bank Street College Best Books of 2011 & 2014, Crystal Kite Finalist, and New Mexico Book Award Finalist.

For more information please visit Kimberly's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Sign Up for Kimberly's Newsletter.

Book Blast Schedule

Tuesday, February 2 Passages to the Past  
Wednesday, February 3 The Lit Bitch Let Them Read Books  
Thursday, February 4 I'm Shelf-ish  
Friday, February 5 Broken Teepee
Monday, February 8 A Chick Who Reads  
Wednesday, February 10 Anastacia Reads  
Friday, February 12 A Leisure Moment  
Monday, February 15 I Heart Reading  
Tuesday, February 16 A Dream within a Dream  
Wednesday, February 17 What Is That Book About  
Thursday, February 18 Bittersweet Enchantment  
Friday, February 19 Curling up by the Fire  
Monday, February 22 The Life & Times of a Book Addict  
Tuesday, February 23 A Literary Vacation  
Thursday, February 25 A Book Geek  
Wednesday, March 2 The Never-Ending Book


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