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I stumbled across this fantastic 5-star review that a reader left at Amazon for my novel HELD, all the way back in 2012. It’s one of those reviews that make it all worth it, you know? All the long hours, the headaches, the frustration, the achy back and neck, the irritated eyes from staring at a computer screen so long…Hearing that someone so thoroughly enjoyed those sacrifices really makes it all worthwhile. It refills the tank, re-energizes the soul. I just thought I’d share it with you, and once again thank the reviewer, whoever and wherever they may be.

So, dear reader, THANK YOU!

I am extremely difficult to satisfy when it comes to fiction. Usually I only read non fiction/true crime because it has an intensity that can’t be matched via fiction, knowing it is just a story. However I have been left between the old rock and a hard place. 99% of non fiction/true crime is so lame and tepid, lacking in detail with descriptions of the criminal acts so sanitized and neutered they are glossed over with one or two words…he tortured her and killed her. I want the DETAILS, brutal, unfiltered, explicit details of each act of torture, what was done, in when, and how murdered. There have only been a couple of books that do the subject justice. All the other Ann Rule type true crime garbage by all these authors is hopelessly boring. Fiction I gave up on because like I said, knowing it is nothing more than a story there is no intensity….well this book changed all that for me. I LOVED this book and I am amazed at Kimberly’s writing. I was cringing so often through this book. What a fantastic mind she has. I couldn’t put this book down and when I did i couldn’t wait to get back to it. I loved the hostage, despised and wanted to kill the kidnapper. No cliche ending. Brilliant start to finish. I can’t believe this came from the mind of a woman. She would be fascinating to know and talk with I am sure.

I read multiple books continuously. I am a new fan of Kimberly now and I will read everything she writes and has written. I can only say that about 2 other authors. Get it, read it.

Held Cover

 

Nicole Lee, a young wife and new mother, steps out of the mall, squinting against the glare of the midday sun, completely unaware that her life is about to change forever.

In a matter of seconds, she is steeped in fear as the world she knows and the life she loves fades away.

As the panic sets in and the terror takes hold, Nicole tries to keep calm, though she’s now in a frantic fight for her life. Locked in a deadly battle of wits with a psychopath, she struggles to keep her sanity as she’s held.

 

“…one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon. I took a chance on an unknown author and found a new favorite to follow. I was just expecting a dark run-of-the-mill thriller and found a writer who can actually scare the heebie jeebies out of me.” — Independent Review

“Texas Chainsaw meets Silence of the Lambs.” — Independent Review

“…grabs you by the throat on the first page and relentlessly squeezes you to the last.” — Independent Review

Buy it here.

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22918

For those of you who have been waiting patiently, your wait is over. My newest novel 22918 is here!

22918

 

 

 

Lester Wine is a serial killer. Having brutally murdered dozens of women, he serves out his final days on death row. As his execution date nears, he recounts his story to a young journalist and budding author, telling every gory detail of his life and of the crimes he committed, all while fantasizing about the chance to do them one more time.

22918 is available now at Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

Pushed (Held sequel)

It’s here! Actually, it’s been here for a few days now, but things have been mighty crazy and I haven’t had time to squeeze in a post about it. From what I hear, people love it. That’s good. It means I’ve done my job. If you’d like to try it out (and let’s face it, you DO), then head on over to Amazon and pick up a copy here for $2.99. And please please PLEASE take a minute to leave a review when you’re finished. Most advertisers have a minimum review requirement, so I need all I can get. Thanks in advance!

Pushed Cover FINAL

Ron Redwine is an up-and-coming author, a man whose lifelong dream of achieving celebrity status in the literary world is finally becoming a reality. But Ron isn’t only a writer. He’s also a sadistic serial killer who kidnaps, tortures, and murders women in his basement.

Nicole Lee is a beloved wife and mother. She’s also the only woman who has ever escaped Ron’s clutches. After being held in captivity for nearly a year, she found a way out, a way to be free once again and go back to her life. Only she can’t. The life she knew before her abduction is gone. Separated from her husband and son, Nicole is psychologically broken. She spends months in a mental health facility trying to put the past behind her so she can return to her family.

Upon her release, Nicole hides herself away in a fleabag motel where she wrestles with her demons alone. When an interview on the local news advertises the last two stops on Ron’s latest book tour, she becomes enraged. Furious that he’s able to live his life happily while she’s reduced to an existence filled with guilt and despair, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Pushed too far, Nicole seeks her revenge, using Ron’s own devices against him.

For mature audiences only.

From the dark mind of Kimberly A. Bettes comes the highly anticipated sequel to HELD. Be warned: This book is every bit as raw and gritty as the first.

For those of you who haven’t read Held yet and are interested in both books, there’s a bundle available here for $4.99.

Held & Pushed Bundle Cover 2