Kimberly is the author of the award-winning novel, Phoenix, its sequel Pardon Falls, and the Christmas novella, The Crazy Yates.


Phoenix Book 1

Her criminal past is behind her. The road to revenge is ahead. But the pit stop she makes along the way could reroute her life.

Amanda Martin refuses to burn for the crimes of her manipulative ex-boyfriend. After all, he was the one who strong-armed her into committing fraud and left her to shoulder the blame. When an enraged investor sets fire to their office building, she scrambles onto the first bus out of the city. With the authorities hunting for her, she hides out to plot her revenge in the last place anyone would look—the tiny Texas town of Phoenix.

But when Amanda uncovers a hidden talent for reporting at the local paper and starts a sweet romance with a charming cop, she starts to question whether she’d be better off building a new life than tearing her ex a new one. Just as she starts settling in, her work at the paper unearths a decades old cold case that threatens to turn the town against her and expose her criminal past. With time running out before the townsfolk discover her true identity, Amanda is faced with an impossible choice—turn her back on a fellow victim of crime or stand her ground and lose her precious freedom.

Phoenix is the first book in an enthralling women’s fiction series. If you like compelling characters, nail-biting suspense, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Kimberly Packard’s small-town mystery.


Click on the dropdown above for the first chapter of Phoenix. If you like the first chapter, you can find Phoenix on any of your favorite online stores.

Pardon Falls | Phoenix Book 2

Some journeys are meant to be taken alone.

Or so Amanda Martin keeps telling herself while searching for her ex-boyfriend who framed her for securities fraud.

A year after hiding in the small Texas town of Phoenix, she continues to the border to find Josh Williams, to bring him to justice. Mistakes from her sojourn in Phoenix, including accusing a woman of murder and breaking David’s heart, derail her vengeful plans. But she’s getting close. Too close…

Josh should’ve stayed in Chicago to face his punishment rather than hiding out with his sinister client. A year in northern Mexico working for Rafael Vargas might as well be life in prison without parole, including the constant threat of death.

Drinking was the only way David Stephens could both forget and remember Mandy. She’d destroyed his life, forcing him to jumpstart a new career with the Border Patrol.

When she reappears in his life, he shoves both anger and love aside to endure the Mexican desert.

Amanda is forced to trust a man who betrayed her, and one who refuses to forgive her. Can Amanda, Josh and David bury their motives and grudges to survive?

Click on the dropdown above to read the first chapter of Pardon Falls. If you like the first chapter, you can find Pardon Falls on any of your favorite online stores.

Prospera Pass | The Phoenix Finale (coming mid-2018)

How do you survive when you’ve lost all that you live for?

For the past eighteen months, Amanda Martin devoted her sole focus to bringing her ex, Josh Williams, to justice. With him vanished and David presumed dead, she desperately wants to forget everything. Until a mysterious priest arrives…

Hope is a son of a bitch. It wouldn’t let David Stephens move on and accept Mandy’s death. Then a descending assassin gives him an unlikely gift – a glimmer of faith that Mandy is still alive.

The law isn’t just in Fallon Weatherby’s blood; it’s part of her genetic makeup. Following rules makes life less messy. But when an old friend asks her to step outside the boundaries, can she push aside her feelings when she is asked to break the law?

The conclusion of the Phoenix Trilogy, Prospera Pass brings together new allies, old enemies and the acceptance that the journey you set out for might not be where you belong.

The Crazy Yates | A Christmas Novella

Callie Yates grew up the day her mother left. It was never easy caring for her agoraphobic father and trying to give her three teenage siblings the childhood she never had. But when she learns the store where she works is closing after the holidays, Callie is forced to make a decision. Will she be honest with her family, or give them one final Merry Christmas?

Click on the drop down above for an excerpt from The Crazy Yates. If you like what you’ve read, you can download the rest of the story from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or iBooks.














17 Responses to Books

  1. After reading this, I can almost feel your desire to be published. Mostly because I’m ready to buy a copy at once.

  2. Okay, you have me engaged! That’s two copies sold.

  3. Dounia says:

    I want to know what happens next!! Very engaging and very well-written…When does it come out?! 🙂

  4. susannairn says:

    If I like the first line of a book, I’m usually sold. You had me at “Amanda Martin doesn’t believe in casual Fridays”. When do we get to read the final product?

    • Wow – thank you so much, Susan! I woke up with that line and had to go back and re-write the first paragraph. The book should be out after the first of the year. I’ll keep you posted! Thank you again!

  5. Hooked me! When does it come out??

    • Awesome! Thank you, Ruth! We’re shooting to have it out after the first of the year. My publisher sent me a link to add to my page to have people sign up for information, but I’m not smart enough to post it and make it look pretty. But I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

  6. Teju says:

    thoroughly enjoyed reading it! looking forward to it’s release! 🙂

  7. It’s amazing! I alredy love Mandy and I am thoroughly disgusted by Josh and Keith. When did you say it will be released?

  8. Joel says:

    Keep working ,great job!

  9. Mandi Hornsby says:

    Ye Haw! Can’t wait to read the next chapter!!! & your next project!

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