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TFT Button Sam has spent most of her life learning, living, and working for the Rent-A-Kid organization. She’s delved into people’s pasts and lives in order to glean needed information, never once questioning what she’s done for them. To the ordinary eye, she’s like any other teenager. Beautiful, brazen, and quite intelligent. Unbeknownst to the world outside, she’s so much more.

She can read minds, an ability she makes use of each and every day. Whatever she needs to know, she’ll deftly pick the person’s brain with them being none-the-wiser. While her life is never boring, she’s been looking forward to the moment when she can go off to college. Rent-A-Kid has assured her that the time for her to do just that is right around the corner, but an unfortunate screw-up changes everything.

Her life is turned topsy-turvy with the arrival of Drake, a boy the organization has kept imprisoned for their own purposes. Sam’s goal is to free him, a feat she’ll need to accomplish while also trying to keep herself alive. Rent-A-Kid knows they’re up to something, but they can’t quite deduce as to what their plans are. Utilizing her friend’s help, Sam and Drake are able to break free, but it’s not without consequences. Lives have been lost and the organization is intent on thwarting their every move.

TFT BCRent-A-Kid begins to tighten reins around the complex in hopes of curtailing the activities of those remaining. Sam and her friends are unhappy with what’s now going on and will do everything in their power to achieve their freedom, once and for all. Sadly, it’s not so easy to do.

The organization refuses to bend to their demands and will instigate new rules as they see fit. They know a rebellion is coming, one they’ll put a stop to by any means necessary. As several secrets come to light and expose the situation in horrific ways, Sam and the others soon realize they may be in way over their heads. Yet they refuse to go down without a fight. Rent-A-Kid must be stopped, at all costs. They’re intent on righting all the wrongs committed against them as they put their plans into motion, regardless of the consequences.

This was honestly an awesome series. I enjoyed it immensely. Full of intrigue, betrayal, and heart-wrenching scenes, this is a book anyone of any age can enjoy. Kimberly did a wonderful job in creating a unique paranormal world full of twists and turns that will leave you wanting more. A poignant journey, this is definitely a series you won’t want to put down!


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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.

Sam Smith Wanted PosterTogether, 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.

Forbidden Mind

49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don’t know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.

My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can’t. But I don’t know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.

I’m a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It’s my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he’s not here to free me.

I know, because I can read minds.

My name is Sam, and this is my story.

So begins the tale of Sam and Drake–from the time they link minds, forging a bond that leads to an unconventional romance–to their fight for survival against the corrupt, twisted organization known as ‘Rent-A-Kid.’

Forbidden Fire

“She escaped, but she’ll never be free.”

“Time held no meaning as my mind darted in and out of memories. Past and present collided to create a full-sensory collage out of my life: playing hide-n-seek with my best friends Luke–who always cheated by walking through walls when he was about to be caught–and Lucy; Mr. Caldrin critiquing my sketches and offering ideas to make them more realistic; targets changing faces, blending into the same person, their thoughts rippling through my mind like waves. Through it all, a demon stalked me from the shadows of my memories, never quite showing its face, but crouching, waiting.

And then I dreamed….”

Sam and Drake may have escaped, but they aren’t free—not with a powerful Seeker after them. As Sam struggles with the ethics of her new powers and embraces a blossoming physical relationship with Drake, Lucy and Luke face challenges of their own.

With forces coalescing inside and outside the Rent-A-Kid dorms, it’s only a matter of time before the fire they started forces each of them to make choices they can’t undo. But will it be enough to save them?

Forbidden Life

The road to redemption begins in darkness.

A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam’s baby is the key to a lock that must never been opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, but is it too late?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.



KBK PictureAbout The Author:

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.



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