Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Santa came early!!! I just received word that HER ONE DESIRE was nominated for Best Debut Novel of 2008 over at Romance Novel TV. I am so honored to be among such a talented group of authors. If you would like to cast your vote on which books you enjoyed the most, just click HERE. (Voting ends Dec. 29th)
Here is the list of nominees:
Broken Wing by Judith James
Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long
Master of Surrender by Karin Tabke
Rogue and the Rival by Maya Rodale
Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
The Bride Price by Anne Mallory
The Edge of Desire by Stephanie Laurens
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
To Sin With A Stranger by Kathryn Caskie
A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Action by LuAnn McLane
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
Just the Sexiest Man by Julie James
Sweet Talk, Susan Mallery
Taking the Heat by Kathryn Shay
Dark Needs on Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole
Demon Night by Meljean Brook
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason
Before I Wake by Kathryn Smith
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
Night Life by Caitlin Kitteredge
One Foot In the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann
Death Angel by Linda Howard
Loose and Easy by Tara Janzen
Pitch Black by Susan Crandall
Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard
Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
Trial by Fire by Jo Davis
Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
Forbidden Fruit by Eden Bradley
My Prerogative by Sasha White
Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
Broken Wing by Judith James
Dark Nest by Leanna Renee Hieber
Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Her One Desire by Kimberly Killion
Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James
Marked by Moonlight by Sharie Kohler
The Bride Hunt Ball by Olivia Parker
The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
Trial by Fire by Jo Davis
Book of the Year
Before I Wake by Kathryn Smith
Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas.
Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward.
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
The Spymaster’s Lady by JoAnne Bourne
Trial by Fire by Jo Davis
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
A desire that defies all limits…and a love that was meant to be…
Scotland 1484. Akira Kinnon has been raised as a peasant, her belly often empty and her family subject to the cruel whims of her clan's laird. To the clan’s children, the horned shaped birthmark she bears means she is a witch. But she is neither peasant nor witch—and now the man who knows the truth has returned to claim her for his own.
Calin MacLeod has kept Akira's secrets and to avenge his father, the sensual young laird must marry her. He is more than a match for the fiery nature of the woman he adores. Yet the passion they share—and truths that can no longer remain hidden—could rip all of Scotland apart...
“Fascinating…well-crafted romance. The appeal of Killion's characters comes from their honor, intelligence and humanity.” –Romantic Times, 4-star review
I can hardly wait to see what they do with the cover!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
with Renee Bernard hosted by Circle of Seven Productions on blogtalkradio.com.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Happy Fall ya'll!
A writer's life is never dull. Not only do we have to write the book, we also have to promote it. Having a graphic design background works to my benefit. You may or may not know what is involved in creating a book trailer. Some are simple, some are not. I created a book trailer for HER ONE DESIRE and it only took me 60 hours. YIKES! Think of the time lost writing. ;-)
This particular book trailer is in a little competition. If you would like to check out the entries click here: http://thenewcoveytrailerawards.blogspot.com/
Friday, October 31, 2008
Did you know Halloween got its origins from the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain?
Samhain is celebrated at the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain is regarded as the "Celtic New Year." During the festival the ancient Celtic pagans took stock of supplies and slaughtered livestock for the winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the living and the dead became very thin, and the dead caused problems for the living through plague or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock were cast to ward off evil spirits. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.
So if you are traveling this eve, be wary of what, or who, might be following...
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The following authors will be signing:
Keynote Speaker: Teresa Medeiros
Featured Author: Tanya Michna (aka Tanya Michaels)
Jennifer St. Giles
Hope to see you there...
For more info:http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3Lmdlb3JnaWFyb21hbmNld3JpdGVycy5vcmcvTU1Db25mLzIwMDgvTU0wOEhvbWUucGhw
Friday, September 26, 2008
My debut book, HER ONE DESIRE, which came out in July from Kensington/Zebra books, is the story of a Scottish spy and his quest to protect the executioner’s daughter.
Those last two words were the only words I needed to sell that book: executioner’s daughter. Where did I get the idea, you ask?...
While in the midst of brainstorming ideas for my next book, I found myself searching for inspiration. I looked in the mirror and thought if I keep staring I would be able to find something in my brain to trigger an idea. Unfortunately, my reflection hollered, “What the hell are you looking at?”
I didn’t find what I was looking for there so I went outside and looked at the fields of corn, the gravel driveway, a blade of grass. Nothin’. So I looked up and said, “Give me an idea, pleeeeease.”
Yes, I was asking for the supreme being of all creation to take time out of His busy day and give me an idea for my next book. That was selfish when you think about it. I mean, He has more important things to do, right? So, I thought long and hard and what did I come up with? Lunch. Yep. Lunch. So I fixed myself a little southern fired something and flipped on the TV. A documentary was on about the lives and families of the executioner. It was really quite fascinating. So then I started playing that game…you know the one…the ‘What if?’ game.
What if I wrote a story about the executioner? Oh, he started out as my villain, then I mixed it up a little and he became the hero. It still wasn’t right, so I said the word’s that practically wrote HER ONE DESIRE for itself…What if the heroine was the executioner’s daughter. And there is was. An idea was born.
You know how long it takes the Road Runner to sneak up on Wile E. Coyote? Well, that’s how long it took me to google a few keywords: executioner, occupation, medieval, torture … This went on and on, and before I knew it I had educated myself on every form of torture between hung, drawn, and quartered to peine forte et dure (Pressing to death)
Curiosity leads me to ask, ‘What if?’ So, as I sit here trying to develop my next story idea, I’m also curious to know how other writers develop ideas. Do you play the ‘What if?’ game? Do you get on your knees and pray for inspiration? Does whiskey help? Please, do tell…
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Have a great hump day!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
HER ONE DESIRE is a luscious historical romance with incredible characters and a great story overall. If you like sexy, to die for heroes, Kimberly Killion has written the ultimate one with Broderick. His devotion to his friends, family and that of Lizabeth is very sweet. Poor Lizabeth is a woman with the weight of the world on her shoulders during a time where a lady like herself has no options. She is very brave, loving and filled with such optimism. And don't be surprised if you find yourself laughing at the initial interactions both she and Broderick have. Their bantering back and forth is worth the read alone.
Lord Hollister is a nasty piece of work who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. And there are some great secondary characters that also breathe life into this story. Kimberly Killion also has a great knack for combining historical reality with fiction. For a romance that has thrills and some wonderful love scenes between Broderick and Lizabeth, HER ONE DESIRE is a great historical romance that you will not want to miss.CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I’m astounded by the response I’m getting from reviewers as well as readers. So today, instead of throwing another review your way, I’d like to share a few bits from the letters I’ve received from avid romance readers.
"I've also always been fascinated by the Tower of London and I was totally caught up in your story about the executioner's daughter. What an imaginative angle and a wonderful love story...*sigh*. Thank you for the awesome read. It brought tears to my eyes at the most unexpected moments. I totally recommended it to one of my writing buddies who says she'll read anything with a hot man and a kilt on the cover."
"I just finished your book, Her One Desire, and had to write to tell you how much I enjoyed it. Broc is now at the top of my "Favorite Hero" list. :) Her One Desire is exactly the kind of book I enjoy the most. The story was fast paced, suspenseful, and full of wonderful historical details that didn’t overpower the love story. I really liked how you wrote Lizzy. She was intelligent, courageous and very likable. I can’t wait until Highland Dragon is released. Like Her One Desire, it will have a permanent spot on my keeper shelf."
"Just wanted to let you know that I’m right in the middle of Her One Desire, work has kept me so busy I haven’t been able to finish it yet… but one of [my friends] called me to tell me that it was one of the best books she’s read all year. So of course we spent 30 minutes talking about why we loved it, and I had to stop the conversation short because I’m not done with it yet!"
“I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I am absolutely loving HER ONE DESIRE. I started it yesterday and was up until 4am because I couldn't put it down. Broc and Lizzy are fantastic together and he is a hero, one to die for.
While Broc is an amazing hero and has all the qualities in a historical that I look for in a hero; stronger, dependable, honorable and willing to die for the woman he loves it is Lizzy that is the book. Her strength and her courage and as with my frustration with historicals grows because they've become 'too modern' and my biggest annoyance is the heroine has become GI Jane in a corset, resembling a 21st century heroine rather than true to her time - I loved Lizzy! She shows that a historical heroine's character doesn't have to be drastically changed to placate today's readers who get offended by the past. She is totally kicking ass with her quite determination and her newfound strength and I'm not even done with the book yet.
You did a fabulous job with Lizzy - I'm almost at the end and she is so lovely and she's simply one of the best heroines I've read in a long time.
I absolutely adore this book!”
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wish me luck, and hopefully I might even sell a few books. :)
Check my photo gallery in a few days as I will have pictures posted.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I'm being 'pimped' at romancenovel.tv!
Join me on Wednesday, July 23rd where I will be discussing "FEARS" and giving away an autographed copy of HER ONE DESIRE.
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What is your one desire?
Tell me at SingleTitles.com and win one of 5 copies of HER ONE DESIRE. To enter this contest, simply leave a comment regarding YOUR ONE DESIRE. Five winners will be chosen randomly.
The contest runs from July 21 to July 31 so enter today. Please only one entry per person.
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Sign up now for my August contest where I will be giving away a
“Summer Reading Pack”
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Because the heroine in this book is the daughter of the Lord High Executioner, I’m talking about torture and execution over at UnusualHistoricals.blogspot.com/ today. I’m giving away a couple autographed copies so stop on by.
Also, sign up now for my August CONTEST where I will be giving away a “Summer Reading Pack” that will include the following autographed books with still more to come...
HER ONE DESIRE by Kimberly Killion
LOST IN YOU by Alix Rickloff
A RAKE'S GUIDE TO PLEASURE by Victoria Dahl
ONE REAL MAN by Janette Kenny
Check out my website for the details: www.kimberlykillion.com
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
HER ONE DESIRE has made its debut into the world.
I feel like a kid in a candy shop…no wait…make that a divorcee in a strip club. ;c)
If you get a chance, check out my website to get a peek of my debut book, HER ONE DESIRE, out today from Zebra books.
BLURB: Astride a stolen horse, encircled by the shackled arms of Broderick Maxwell, a Scottish spy escaping certain death in the Tower of London, Lizbeth Ives rides to the north, hidden by the merciful darkness. By stealth and by cunning, the daughter of the Lord High Executioner has undone her father’s cruel work, compelled to save the innocent man with her. There is no turning back—they are bound as one in his iron chains. Consumed by mortal fear, driven by passion, they disappear into the night…
A single raven follows them. Is it an omen? Or only the first of those who would capture them? They must ride on. If captured, they will face death together. But if they reach Scotland, he will claim her for his own…forever.
EXCERPT; BOOK TRAILER; REVIEWS; CONTEST
Hope you have time to visit!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
So it seems I am ready to give away some autographed books. If you haven't signed up for my contest, please do so before Tuesday. http://kimberlykillion.com/contests.asp
Or find me on my 'blog tour'. Here's where I will be:
JULY 1st ~ Romance Writers Revenge
Join me and the grog-warmed crew of a pirate ship for a fun swashbuckling interview.
JULY 3rd~ Romance Vagabonds
TOPIC: Getting published feels like getting pregnant after a one-night stand
JULY 8th ~ Fresh Fiction
TOPIC: Curse it! Let’s talk about expletives
JULY 13th ~ Unusual Historicals
TOPIC: Torture &Execution
JULY 14th ~ To Be ReadPASIC blog
JULY 15th–17th ~ History Hoydens
JULY 21st ~ Melissa Schroeder
JULY 23rd ~ Romance Novel TV
JULY 26th ~ Tote Bags n' Blogs
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Her One Desire, by debut author Kimberly Killion, is what I’ve been looking for in a medieval novel for a long time. Is it steamy and sensual; the fact that they are both engaging and intelligent characters enhances the passion between Broderick and Lizbeth. The secondary characters were also enlightening and oftentimes provided humorous and eye-opening statements that made for a witty trek into Scotland amidst the danger and betrayal surrounding them.
I like the fact that Kimberly Killion took a mysterious piece of actual history and wrote a powerful plot while not overpowering the love story or characters with facts and data...Her One Desire went automatically on my keeper shelf, it’s a novel I’m sure every Medieval romance fan will devour and cherish for years to come. I also hope the author plans to continue writing about these characters and time period, as I miss them already.
—Laurel Letherby, The Mystic Castle
READ THE FULL REVIEW...
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
by Kimberly Killion
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Kimberly Killion is a talented debut author to look forward to for many more exciting in-depth stories. She has a keen talent for holding the reader to the story and creating interesting characters of depth, mystery and action like a writer who has written for years.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
I am pleased to be a part of the following collection of first chapters from some of the hottest authors in the Zebra line. You won't see these books until summer and fall, but here's a sample to wet your taste buds.
Authors included in this sampler :Kimberly Killion
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Broderick Maxwell needed to return to Scotland immediately. Delivering a young woman to one of his greatest enemies could be the riskiest move he would ever make. Knowing that the information she had could aid Scotland made his decision even more difficult. But there was something about Lizzie that made Broc become her champion and put her desires to set things right before his own.
Treachery, treason, and passion abound in Her One Desire, the debut novel by Kimberly Killion. Broc was the perfect hero to pull Lizzie out of her shell and into a woman his equal. I loved watching their romance progress. Her One Desire weaves historical fact into a fascinating romance of intrigue and a race to protect Lizzie's family, as well as that of the English crown. It is set during a period of history which still puzzles historians. Was King Edward IV murdered? What happened to his two sons, the princes? Was there a plot to kill all of them? Ms Killion has woven her own take on these questions into a touching romance sure to please.
—Kathy Andrico, Reviewer
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Click HERE to go to the Auction's Main page.
Click HERE to see what's up for auction.
Click HERE to bid on the The Zebra Scottish Medieval Basket Diana Cosby put together.
The basket includes:
Victoria Dahl: Autographed book, cover flat and bookmark of To Tempt A Scotsman
Sophia Johnson: Autographed book of Always Mine, plus four cover flats and two bookmarks of Midnight's Bride and one business card
Jackie Ivie: Autographed book and bookmark of Heat of the Knight
Diana Cosby: Scottish Claymore letter opener, Autographed book, cover flat and bookmark for His Captive, plus a candle and candy
Kimberly Killion: Two cover flats for Her One Desire
Saturday, February 02, 2008
"In 1483, Lizbeth Ives has faced loneliness and isolation because her father is the Lord High Executioner. When she runs to him for help, Lizbeth finds she needs the assistance of escaped prisoner Broderick Maxwell, a Scottish spy.
This debut novel totally rocked! How depressing to know that your father is responsible for torturing, maiming and decapitating prisioners. But through all this, Lizbeth tries to be the best person she can, by helping others. Of course, having Broderick be a Scot sold me. Passionate and poignant, I'm looking forward to this author's next book.”
—Barbara Vey, Reviewer for Publisher Weekly
Friday, February 01, 2008
Join me and 19 more ZEBRA past, present, and future authors from Kensington’s Zebra line for interviews, guest blogs, and great fun!
And did I mention there will be wonderful prizes?
Follow the herd to: JennifersRandomMusings
The party kicks off today with me as a guest and continues the rest of February with a great lineup…
Zebra Blog Schedule:
2/1-2/3 Kimberly Killion
2/4 Jeanne Adams
2/5 Eve Silver/Eve Kenin
2/6 Kayla Gray
2/7-2/8 Paula Reed
2/9-2/10 Sara Reinke
2/11 Sophia Johnson
2/12 Irene Peterson
2/13 Kathleen Long
2/14 Sandy Blair
2/15 Tracy Garrett
2/16 Flo Fitzpatrick
2/17-2/18 Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
2/19 Pamela Labud
2/20-2/22 Janette Kenny
2/23-2/24 Diana Cosby
2/25 Christie Kelley
2/26 Carrie Lofty
2/27-2/28 Laura Drewry
2/29 Sally MacKenzie
Monday, January 21, 2008
“A sensual and spirited romance by a masterful new writer.” —Patricia Rice, New York Times Bestselling Author
Patricia Rice has several million books in print. She is on the New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists and has won numerous awards for her emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances, including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards and the Bookrak Bestselling Paperback award. Her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. She was nominated in two categories by Romantic Times Book Club for 2002 Career Achievement awards and a Reviewers Choice Award for her bestselling romance, MUST BE MAGIC.
Do be sure to visit Patricia's website: www.patriciarice.com
Saturday, January 12, 2008
July will be here before I know it and I'm going to enjoy the ride.
Here's hoping you all find great success this year!