Saturday, October 06, 2012

Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade Blog Tour Character Interview


Evolved Publishing presents...

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.' 

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!


Brad's Blog—Paranormal Interviews Continue with Mary

Hi, I'm Brad, the independent journalist who brought you the internationally sensational story of the Rent-A-Kids.

For those new to my work, let's back track a bit. When my best friend, Drake, went missing, I knew someone had discovered that he had special 'powers.' Basically, he can control minds and he's freakishly strong. Try being best friends with a guy like that who's also an award-winning surfer.

Anyways, I don’t want to go into all of the details (you can learn more about the whole story in Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade), but he found out there are a lot more people with para-powers in the world than he realized.

This led to my current assignment: Interviewing these extraordinary teens and reporting their stories to you, so that they won't be exploited by secret organizations anymore.

Today's interview, graciously hosted by Brittany's blog, is Mary. I recorded her conversation and transcribed it as best I could.

<Sound of recorder turning on. Shuffling of papers>

Brad: "Hello, Mary, thanks for agreeing to speak to me."

Mary: <her voice a low purr> "You're welcome. I know you've been interviewing the others, and they have probably painted me in a most unlikable light—as a bully or a flirt—so I figured I'd need to tell my side."

Brad: "Well, actually, we didn't really speak about you—"

Mary: "Whatever. Listen. I know all the girls at school hate me because I can seduce any man I want."

<Mary brushes a blond spiral of hair off her neck and crosses her long legs.>

Brad: <clears throat> "Yes, well, be that as it may… um," <shuffles papers to look for questions> "So, your para-power… "

Mary: "Seduction, obviously." <Mary pushes her chest out, exposing extra cleavage and licks her red lips.>

Brad: "Right. Obviously. How is this power useful for assignments, when Rent-A-Kid rented you out to the rich?"

Mary: "Men are more willing to give up their secrets while under the thrall of a beautiful woman. And my powers allow me to manipulate a man to such a degree that he loses all reason and will do whatever I say."

Brad: <flaps hands over face to cool off> "Yes. I can see how that would be useful. And how that could make friendships with other girls hard."

Mary: "That’s not the only thing it makes hard."

Brad: <chokes on own words and darts out of the room>

So, you can see how well that interview went. Mary is definitely one-of-a kind, and she's just one of hundreds of teens kept prisoner and sold for their unique powers. And don't mock me about this interview. Women, you wouldn't understand, but any man in my position would have been lucky to last that long.

<Realizes how that could have sounded and flees.> 

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, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, Bella 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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Book Details:

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

Tour Schedule:
10/1 A night’s Dream of Books Review 5 stars!
10/1 Andrea Heltsley Books Review 5 stars!
10/1 Guilty Indulgence Spot Light, Guest Blog, First Chapter, and Giveaway
10/1 My Other Book Blog Review and Giveaway 5 stars!
10/2 Bookish Things & More Guest Blog and Review
10/2 Simply Infatuated Guest Blog and Giveaway
10/3 A Soul Unsung Spot Light,, Review, and First Chapter
10/3 The story of a girl… Review
10/4 Dahl’s Doll Review and Giveaway
10/4 Reader Girls Spot Light, Review, and Interview
10/5 The Avid Reader Guest Post
10/5 Michelle’s Paranormal Vault of Books Review, First Chapter, and Giveaway
10/6 The Cover by Brittany Character Interview
10/8 Doctor’s Notes Review and Giveaway
10/8 Andi’s Young Adult Books Spot Light,, Guest Blog, Review, First Chapter, and Giveaway
10/8 Shelley Munro Review
10/9 Eternally Books Spot Light,, Guest Blog, Review, Interview, and Giveaway
10/9 The Bunnies Review Review
10/10 My Cozie Corner Review and Giveaway
10/10 For The Love Of Film And Novels Guest Blog, Review, First Chapter, and Giveaway
10/11 Rea’s Reading and Reviews Review
10/11 A Date with a Book Review, First Chapter, and Giveaway
10/12 Lissette E. Manning Guest Blog
10/12 Nette’s Bookshelf Reviews Guest Blog, Review, and Giveaway
10/12 Princess of Pages Review
10/12 The Clumsy Coquette Review


  1. Thank you for hosting Kimberly today

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today and for being so supportive of my work in so many ways. You're amazing! :)