Cry me a river

 

There are some days that I get so filled with emotion — so overcome by a deep tugging at my heart — that there’s nowhere for it to go. The only way I can release it is through my tears, streaming in rivulets down my cheeks, dripping like a leaky faucet onto my shirt. The imprint of my tears rest right at my heart, sticking to my chest, Continue reading

Indie Authors Are More Than Just Writers — They Are Enterprises

Lately, I’ve run across sites, companies, opportunities, and even sellers who don’t welcome self-published authors as “legitimate” authors. They might as well have a sign posted that says “NO SELF-PUBLISHERS ALLOWED”.   It is as if our words, our voices are meaningless. As if our composition of emotions and characters and settings have less value because The Big Four (publishing companies like Simon & Schuster, Penguin, or even HarperCollins)  didn’t co-sign them.

It is as if they could shake the letters and phrases from our books and render them meaningless just by the mere act of exclusion.

Continue reading

Touch Me – An Excerpt from Dangerously in Love

in motion 6

 

“What’s going on, Caitlin?” Hill asked, concerned something had happened. “You sounded distraught on the phone…” He followed her down the hall, admiring the way her long stride swayed her hips. Instead of her usual floral scent, a cool fresh fragrance trailed her. Continue reading

New Release: Dangerously in Love

NEW RELEASE AVAILABLE NOW on Amazon.

promo - medium

During a sizzling-hot Chicago summer, landscaper and former attorney Hilton “Hill” Parker becomes dangerously involved with the sultry Caitlin Church, whose casual flirtation turns Hill’s world upside down. But Hill has no idea the sea of trouble in which he is about to swim, and that certain events are already set in motion for him to take the dive. He soon learns that Caitlin is more cunning than anyone ever dreamed.

Why Wait? Do It Now!

DIL did this

Releases FEBRUARY 19th! But why wait? Pre-order your copy TODAY!

Read the prologue and first six chapters FREE here!

Dangerously in Love 4 with authorDangerously in Love: During a sizzling-hot Chicago summer, landscaper and former attorney Hilton “Hill” Parker becomes dangerously involved with the sultry Caitlin Church, whose casual flirtation turns Hill’s world upside down. But Hill has no idea the sea of trouble in which he is about to swim, and that certain events are already set in motion for him to take the dive. He soon learns that Caitlin is more cunning than anyone ever dreamed.

[(c) 2014 Michele Kimbrough]

Buckingham Fountain – An Excerpt from Wildflower

I’m a Chicagoan — yes, even in Winter. I love how beautiful the city is and often include some of my favorite places in my books. I was a little heavy-handed with the sites in my book Wildflower. Here’s an excerpt featuring the beautiful Buckingham Fountain.

Buckingham Fountain

 

Continue reading

BLOG STOP: a visit from Michele Kimbrough, author of ‘Dangerously in Love’

Michele Kimbrough:

Author and blogger extraordinaire gave me the privilege of being a guest on her blog. Check out this article on my upcoming novel, Dangerously in Love, which will be available on February 19.

Originally posted on Nia Forrester:

‘DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE’ is COMING FEBRUARY 19th!

From the Author: Break-ups are hard, especially if you’ve been in love for a long michele kimbrough 4time. When the relationship ends, you experience a loss, almost as if someone died (depending on the depth of that relationship).  When I went through my second divorce, I felt like my world had crumbled. And, in many ways, it had. Our friends divided — some stood in his corner, a few in mine. Everybody wanted me to just “get over it,” as if it were that easy. No one would allow me to go through the process of grieving the loss of my marriage and the person I considered my true love. Dangerously in Love was inspired by this feeling of loss. Sometimes we don’t realize it, but our pain informs our decisions, and in some cases those decisions lead us down a road that becomes so…

View original 1,063 more words

Pressbooks and Me

MIchele Kimbrough

MIchele Kimbrough

Michele Kimbrough is the author of the romance novels “Wildflower,” “Prudence” and her most recent release, “Dangerously in Love.” Kimbrough is a passionate Pressbooks user and was gracious enough to take some time out from writing to tell us how she uses the platform in her writing and publishing process.

1. Let’s start with a little shameless self-promotion. Tell us more about your books and where we can buy them.

Continue reading

Crimes of Passion

As I bring another tumultuous year to a close, I spent some time reflecting on what worked and what didn’t. I’ve come to the conclusion, through this reflection, that I don’t belong in the romance genre. I’m not sure where I fit into the publishing arena but I’m going to take a page from Walter Mosley’s book and just write whatever I feel compelled to write. I totally subscribe to his quote:

All writing is that structure of revelation. There’s something you want to find out. If you know everything up front in the beginning, you really don’t need to read further if there’s nothing else to find out.

Continue reading