American Royalty Series

Posted June 27, 2016 by kitforbes
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Book 1: Reluctant Princess: (status: complete 89,000 words Read Chapter One)

Sometimes it takes a battle plan to reach Happily Ever After….

The daughter of career Marines, Katrina Williamson was never one to entertain romantic daydreams until she crossed paths with nerdy grad student Christian (C.J.) Höhenburg, second son of Prince Gerhard, sovereign of a tiny European Principality.

As C.J.’s graduation approaches, Kat fears that the invitation to attend a British royal wedding is his way of giving her something special to remember before he returns to Höhenburg. Kat’s walk on the royal side goes into high gear when C.J. proposes and presents her with the ring that belonged to his late mother, American actress Violet St. James.

Kat barely has a chance to process the whole future princess thing. Soon she’s navigating an obstacle course of press encounters gone bad, backstabbing future in-laws, archaic Princely House Rules, and wild conspiracy theories regarding Princess Violet’s tragic death—theories that might not be so wild after all.

After finding the truth the truth behind what really happened to Princess Violet, Kat risks losing her own happily ever after.

Book 2: Prince Charmless (status: complete 75,000 words Read Chapter One)

Sara Williamson dearly loves her stepsister Kat and has always looked up to her. And yet she can’t understand how Kat manages to get everything right on the first try: great education, career, and a prince for a husband.

For the life of her, Sara can’t figure out where she keeps going wrong, especially in the guy department. All she wants is to meet a nice guy who wants her for herself and not beause she has great boobs or father with political connections, or a fabulously wealthy brother in law.

It doesn’t take long for Sara to regret her decision to spend the holidays in “Princesslandia” when those she loves share and receive great news making her feel more alone and like a failure than ever before.

The last thing Sara wants to do is play babysitter to the royal family’s chief bad boy the arrogant Prince Karl who is forced into doing something with his life by taking on a series of public engagements.

It’s a pleasant surprise to see a new side to the now clean and sober Karl and when a New Year’s Eve dance leads to so much more Sara learns the meaning of “Be careful what you wish for…”

Book 3: working title “Prince for Hire”(status: plotting stage)

Prince Johann of Höhenburg picked up the royal playboy life where his older cousin left off. But as new head of the Princely House Family Council, Karl is not about to cut Johann any slack. He takes away the younger man’s stipend and family privileges for the remainder of the year.

It doesn’t take long for Johann to find that his many friends don’t know the meaning of the word. With little more than the designer clothes on his back and an expensive sports car that’s low on gas, the wayward prince has no choice but to rely on the charity of strangers: specifically American grad student Gina Odell.

Gina will never forgive Johann for the way he treated her BFF Sara. And she’s looking for payback for the way he swideswiped her rental and left her stranded by the side of the road. But being raised a (fairly) good Catholic girl, she decides to offer Johann a hand by getting him a summer job with her father Jesse who has little time or patience for “lazyass pretty boys who never worked a day in their life”.

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Store Placement Squee Pt 2

Posted July 10, 2015 by kitforbes
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I’m beyond thrilled that Shadows Fall Away is showing up on shelves at Barnes & Noble. *Snoopy dance goes here*

But I hadn’t caught sight of it in person until last week and OMG! How totally awesome. Of course I looked more like a troll on a shopping mission than “author me” so I kept my excitement to myself and didn’t do the selfie w/ book thing.

So check out the B&N location nearest you, and if you can, take a picture of it “in the wild” and let me know via Twitter @kitforbeswrites

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Shadows Fall Away in Stores Now!

Posted June 7, 2015 by kitforbes
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I’m beyond thrilled that Shadows Fall Away is showing up on shelves at Barnes & Noble. *Snoopy dance goes here*

So check out the location nearest you and if you can, take a picture of it “in the wild” and let me know via Twitter @kitforbeswrites

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Maybe 2015 is the Year for my Royals, too

Posted January 14, 2015 by kitforbes
Categories: general rambling, Movies & TV, WIP Musings

Gave up cable a few months back so I totally missed news of this upcoming show.

Coincidence or cool omen that it debuts on the first anniversary of when I started working on my NA royalty series?

New & Improved Kitforbes.com is alive!

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4 for Friday December Blitz with Giveaway

Posted December 5, 2014 by kitforbes
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4 for Friday December Blitz – Presented by Month9Books with Giveaway

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Welcome to the 4 for Friday Blitz for A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley, Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes, Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway, and Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel, presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

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Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.

No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it’s not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk.
Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.

Unwanted. That’s all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can’t explain the hold she has on him–inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn’t know what her powers can do. Yet.

Just as Vadya and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn’t so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.

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Sarah Bromley

Sarah Bromley lives near St. Louis with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She likes the quiet hours of morning when she can drink coffee in peace, stare into the woods behind her house, and wonder what monsters live there. When she’s not writing or wrangling small children, she can be found volunteering at a stable for disabled riders.

 

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Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London England to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London.

His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they’ve been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth.

Mark’s only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he’ll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever.

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Kit Forbes

Kit Forbes has been a lover of books, history, and all things paranormal for as long as she can remember. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her youngest daughter and an assortment of cats who give new meaning to the world bizarre.

 

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The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake — and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn’t shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron’s the local Grim Reaper… and he only saved Libbi’s life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place.

And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark… but only if she accepts Aaron’s job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.

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Elizabeth Holloway

Elizabeth Holloway is a registered nurse living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children, Bam-bam the dog, and Tinkerbell the cat. CALL ME GRIM is her first novel.

 

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There comes a time in every witch’s life when she must choose her path. Darlena’s friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the Queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem, drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it’s too late?

DAUGHTER OF CHAOS is the first in the RED MAGIC paranormal YA trilogy.

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Jen McConnel

Jen McConnel now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

 

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You Know You’re a Book Nerd When

Posted November 16, 2014 by kitforbes
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It’s football Sunday and you hear the local sports guy talk about the opposing team–“The Tennessee Titans have won only two games this season.”

And you immediately think. “Well, duh. Obviously, because Donovan Woods retired sometime between Catching Jordan and Breathe, Annie, Breathe.

And then part of your brain runs wild wondering what ALL the characters in that world are up to right this minute.


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