Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Forbidden Trilogy - Tour (Review & Interview)

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The Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade is an excellent YA paranormal reading. In this special edition you will find the three books in the series and a few extras!
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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.

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers.A secret organization with deadly intentions.

When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets Drake, a boy who controls minds, they discover their lives aren't what they thought.
Together, they must escape their fate and free their friends, before they lose everyone they love.

This special edition omnibus includes the entire Forbidden Trilogy--Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life, as well as extensive bonus content.
Meet the author in an in-depth Q&A, get to know your favorite characters better, enjoy never-before-revealed interlude scenes and so much more.

* RUTH: What was your inspiration to write THE FORBBIDEN TRILOGY? 
KIMBERLY: The concept for the book first came to me in a dream many years ago about a girl named Sam who could read minds and was raised in a secret school and rented out as a spy to the rich and powerful. I made a few notes about my dream and put it away for a long time, then pulled it out last fall when I wanted an idea for a short story. 
It obviously didn't stay just a short story, and so Forbidden Mind, the first draft, was written in a week. The world developed quite a bit from there as I thought about how something like Rent-A-Kid would have been created and what the bigger plans for something like that would be. Each book in the series expanded the world and the characters, and now that the last book in the trilogy is out, it's clear that these three books only reflected a small bit of the world that wants to be created.
So next year my husband, Dmytry Karpov, and I will be writing a new trilogy, The Fallen Trilogy, that expands this world with a new plotline, new cast of characters, and some favorites from the Forbidden Trilogy as well. It's a standalone series from Forbidden, but fans of Forbidden will really enjoy the new direction of this spin-off trilogy, I hope!
* RUTH: How long did it take you to write them?
KIMBERLY: The whole trilogy was written and published in about a 12 month period, but I had 5 children's chapter books come out in that time as well.  The first version of Forbidden Mind took me a week. Forbidden Fire took a few weeks, with the bulk of it written in one very intense weekend and Forbidden Life took a month.
* RUTH: Was it easy to imagine all the different abilities the characters have?
KIMBERLY: Yes. It played like a movie in my head as I wrote.
* RUTH: Do you have a favorite character? Which one?
KIMBERLY: Lucy and Hunter are my favorite characters, though I also love Father Patrick and Beleth.
* RUTH: And do you have a character you don’t like? Or someone whose choices you don’t approve?
KIMBERLY: There are many characters whose choices I didn't like. Mary, Steele, Simmons, the horrible doctor in Forbidden Mind… Mr. Black. Steele is probably the one I least liked. And maybe Simmons.
* RUTH: If you could choose only one character, what character would you like to be? Why?
KIMBERLY: Lucy. She can tell when people are lying (which is something I would LOVE to be able to do), she's a computer hacker and martial arts expert and I love her spunk! Plus, she gets Hunter! J
* RUTH: After writing the 3 books, there is anything you would like to change about any of them?
KIMBERLY: Oh, I'm sure there is. I try not to think too hard about that, otherwise I'd be constantly revising and never moving forward with the next book. Overall, I'm proud with how they turned out and I look forward to my future and present projects.
* RUTH: Would you like to turn THE TRILOGY into movies?
KIMBERLY: Of course! There are two producers sniffing around, but I need to write up film treatment for the books. I just need about 100 more hours in my day! lol
* RUTH: I know you have probably already answered this but, what special power would you like to have and why?
KIMBERLY: I'd love to be able to fly, and to tell when people are lying. Also, telekinesis would be really cool, but only if it came with an overactive metabolism, because if I could move stuff with my mind I might never move my body again. lol
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Forbidden Trilogy is an amazing rollercoaster of emotions, action, secrets and a bunch of great characters. This edition includes Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life, plus some bonus. This is the perfect time to be introduced in a fabulous world. The trilogy is way too exciting and will catch you since the first sentence.

The Forbidden Trilogy is the story of Sam and Drake, two characters that will fight until the end to bring down a powerful organization, which only purpose is to keep supernatural teenagers away from the world and exploit them for their own benefit. This is a story about love, friendship, redemption, forgiveness, accept ourselves, fight for what’s right and always try to do our best.

In Forbidden Mind, Sam starts to doubt her surroundings once she meets Drake, a sexy boy who was kidnapped by Rent-A-Kid (the evil organization where she and her friends grew up). The life she has known was built over a mountain of secrets and hidden intentions. When the bigger picture is revealed in front of her eyes, she will fight with everything in her to free her and everyone she loves. Forbidden Fire presents a runaway Sam with Drake by her side, trying to find allies and ways to free their friends. Lucy has a bigger role and a alongside a group of rebels will try to stand a fight, lets just say that things will get messy. Forbidden Life is the perfect finale. With a lot of blood, sweat and tears the good guys are doing everything in their power to end the hell where they have been living, with new characters, new alliances, new discoveries, new powers and the most evil man in the world.

This trilogy is excellent written, from the plot up to the characters' personalities, Kimberly made a great job creating a universe where paranormal kids are real and their emotions and lifes seem real for us. With an interesting idea, solid to say the least, The Forbidden Trilogy makes us love the paranormal and most of characters.

All the characters (Sam, Drake, Lucy and Luke, Hunter, Mary, Steele, Father Patrick, Brad just to name a few) are tridimensional, with personalities well defined, feelings and thoughts that make them real. Each action and word causes different reactions in the reader, which makes these books very powerful. The love, hate, friendship and each feeling going through the pages is so intense that you are often left speechless and with your heart racing.

It also has a dark side that makes it even better. There are countless strong and hard moments, with a lot of suffering, sometimes involving blood, chases, explosions or merely words, making this a very mature writing piece.

I honestly can say that the three books felt shorter (more than 1500 pages according to my e-reader) they were so engaging, electrifying, and impossible to put down. I ended up wanting more and in love with a few of the characters.

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