Valentine's Blitz: Day 9 BANISHED by Kimberley Griffiths Little

-->When I was a kid I read a book a day, scribbled stories, and dreamed about having my very own book on the library shelf. I grew up in San Francisco, but now live in an adobe house on the banks of the Rio Grande with my husband and sons. I've stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; sailed the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria, and anything old and musty and ancient with a secret story to tell.

I'm the author of 10 award-winning middle-grade and Young Adult novels, I make way too many cookies when I'm writing - and I've got the best book trailers in the universe - for reals!

Awards: Southwest Book Award, Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel, Whitney Award Finalist and Association of Mormon Letters of Art Award, Bank Street College Best Books of 2011, 2013, and 2015, a Crystal Kite Finalist, and New Mexico/Arizona Book Award Winner. Three Top 10 Lists from BOOKLIST: Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical, Top 10 Religion/Spirituality for 2015. 

Twitter: @KimberleyGLittl

-->BANISHED is the epic sequel to FORBIDDEN, set in the unforgiving deserts of ancient Mesopotamia. Jayden's courage will be put to the test as she fights for her survival and the one she loves.

Jayden thought she had lost everything. After months of traveling in the desert, she discovers her beloved Kadesh is injured but still alive. However, the two must flee immediately, for the vengeful and jealous Horeb is on their trail, desperate to take Jayden back to be his bride.

The trek to the southern lands comes with heartache and danger, and as Jayden and Kadesh draw closer to their destination, she realizes that even he has been keeping secrets from her . . . ones that will change everything.

Kimberley Griffiths Little's riveting sequel to Forbidden will leave readers begging for the final installment.


Snippet Time!


dirty, callused hand slapped down over my mouth and the stale breath of a man

hissed in my ear. “Don’t move or I’ll slit your pretty, little neck.”


gurgled in my throat as if I was drowning, his

hand cutting off my air.


one day into my journey to find Kadesh and I was already dead.


sharp tip of a blade pressed against my neck, and I whimpered.


me the frankincense of the stranger we killed.” The man’s foul breath dragged

across my face. He was referring to Kadesh, the boy I loved, who’d been

murdered by Horeb, the prince of my tribe.

And let's get to know the author better! 

1. Readers

would be surprised to know took 11 years from the first inklings of

inspiration for the FORBIDDEN trilogy to published book. 2003 – 2014. Whew!

2. I

have always wanted to ... travel to Egypt. Me and King Tut go way back.

3. I

will never forget ... receiving my very first acceptance in the mail for a

short story plus a check for $15 bucks. Heady stuff!


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