Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little (Blog Tour)


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Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

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Praise for Forbidden


“. . . At its core, this is a romance, with all the push and pull that goes along with impossible love, and Little elevates the story by creating a perilous landscape, both outward and inward, as Jayden must deal with the hardship of desert life as well as her own desires.”


“This is a fast-paced, entertaining choice which will appeal to fans of historical fiction and romance.”

“Lush, lyrical, romantic. Forbidden transports readers into a vividly imagined place and time.”
–Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author

“The harsh beauty of the deserts of ancient Mesopotamia come to life in Forbidden, with beautiful descriptions that will make you crave water and check for sand in your clothes. Your heart will break as you root for Jayden to triumph over the many struggles that threaten to tear her world apart, and the ending will leave you thirsting for more!”
–Sara B. Larson, author of Defy



             The night was starkly beautiful under a canopy of jeweled stars. I savored my moments of freedom, which were marred by the realization that it was dripping away day by day.

           The sizzle of coffee beans roasting in the skillet floated across the still air. Cups clinked on a tray as my father passed them around the circle. The aroma of roasted brew spiced with cardamom seeped into the night.

            As I tried to slip past, Horeb’s eyes caught mine. Firelight flickered over his face, outlining his jaw and wind-tangled black hair. He was devastatingly handsome just as all the girls said, but his lips curled into a smile that sent shudders down my spine.

            Horeb’s glance lingered on my body, settling not on my face, but lower, as if he was undressing me right there on the dirt path.

            His eyes locking onto mine, Horeb rose from the circle of men. I jerked around, breaking off his stare. Walking faster, I turned the corner of the tent just as his arm reached out to stop me.

            “So, little cousin,” Horeb said. “Have you been enjoying the betrothal ceremony? Tell me, are the women telling stories of marital relations?”

            My breath caught like a thorn in my throat. The women’s ceremonies were not discussed with any male—only inside the privacy of a marriage bed.

            “You shouldn’t be saying these things to me,” I said.

            Running his fingers down my arm, Horeb continued to study me. “There are many things I’d like to say to you, Jayden. Do to you.”

            There used to be a time when my throat pounded every time Horeb turned my direction. A time when he was growing into those big, dark eyes and that hard, muscular body. Moments when I wanted to touch his thick, black hair, or run my finger along his jaw to discover what a boy’s skin felt like with a newly growing beard. But now that I was sixteen, and he twenty, his stares made me uneasy. My heart still pounded, but not from love. And I wasn’t sure what it was or what to call it.


Author Kimberley Griffiths Little
Award-winning author Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico on the banks of the Rio Grande with her husband and their three sons. Her middle-grade novels, When the Butterflies Came, The Last Snake Runner, The Healing Spell, and Circle of Secrets, have been praised as “fast-paced and dramatic,” with “beautifully realized settings.” Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell. She’s stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; sailed 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.



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Tour Schedule:

December 9th
I Am A Reader – Spotlight
It Starts At Midnight – Review
Cherry Mischievous – Spotlight
Enter Here Canada – Spotlight

December 10th
Mythical Books – Spotlight
Indie Author How-to – Spotlight

December 11th
Bookish Events – Interview
A Backwards Story – Review
Shelf of Imagination – Review
Word to Dreams – Spotlight
Reader Girls – Spotlight
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight
Jackie’s Book Shenanigans – Spotlight

December 12th
Wishful Endings – Interview
Why Not? Because I Said So! – Review
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – Review

December 16th
Kimber Leigh Writes – Interview – Review
The Word at My Fingertips – Review
Bunny’s Review – Spotlight
Addicted Readers – Spotlight

December 17th
Ketch’s Book Nook – Spotlight
In This World of Books.. – Review
Choco-latte Reader – Review
Cassandra M’s Place – Spotlight

December 18th
Chapter by Chapter – Interview
Simply Sweet – Review
A Writer’s Dream – Spotlight

December 19th
Bookworm’s Avenue – Spotlight
Such a Novel Idea – Review
Sassy Book Lovers – Spotlight
Bookworm Lisa – Spotlight

December 20th
Kelly P’s Blog – Spotlight
FLY HIGH! – Spotlight

December 22nd
Ramblings on Readings – Review
Sarah Aisling – Review
Coffee Books & Art – Spotlight
Gustosa Giveaways – Spotlight
Jessabella Reads – Review

December 23rd
Min Reads and Reviews – Review
Her Book Thoughts – Review

December 26th
What’s Beyond Forks? – Review
BookHounds YA – Review
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight
Read More Sleep Less – Review

December 29th
My Book A Day – Review
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing – Review
Nay’s Pink Bookshelf – Review
KindleObsessed – Review
CBY Book Club – Spotlight

December 30th
Lori’s Reading Corner – Interview
The Cover Contessa – Interview
Mother/Gamer/Writer – Review
Whatever You Can Still Betray – Spotlight