Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Book Blast: Banished by Kimberley Griffiths + Giveaway!

Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Hardcover & Ebook; 416 Pages
Series: Forbidden, Book #2

Genre: YA/Historical/Romance    

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.


Buy the Book

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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.

Banished 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


To win a $25 Amazon Gift Card & Signed Copies of Forbidden and Banished please enter the giveaway via the GLEAM form HERE.
Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 2nd. You must be 18 or older to enter.
 Giveaway is open internationally.
Only one entry per household.
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
 Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!



  1. I absolutely loved Forbidden. I really enjoyed reading a story set in this time period. Banished is coming up very soon on my TBR list.

    1. I haven't read the books yet but I'm excited to some day (when will someone invent a "reading day" every week :)?). Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, Kimberly, it means a lot :)!