Author Kimberly Gifford Releases her Compelling Romantic Suspense Novel

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New book follows Desiree Stone as she struggles to start anew and leave her past behind amid deceptions and betrayals.

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Desiree Stone has picked up the pieces of her life together and begins in a new light. She is determined to leave her painful past behind. Just when everything seems to be in order and she’s reveling in her success with her newfound love, she receives threatening gifts from an unknown person. Author Kimberly Gifford weaves a suspense novel that will surely captivate the thriller enthusiasts with her new publication, An Ivy League's Poison. This book shows how adultery, stalking, manslaughter, and murder become a formidable adversary.

Seeking to leave a life of repetition and a past of pain behind, Desiree steps into a world of what at first seems to be a fairy tale comes true: a whirlwind romance with Pierce Thomas Barrington Jr., a hot young English actor, as well as the sudden popularity and rocket sales of her first thriller. Before she can revel in her newfound happiness and success, however, Desiree realizes things aren’t always as they seem. After a painful breakup with her fiancé, Colton, she begins to receive a series of harassing and threatening gifts that tend to arrive at random times no matter where she is, who she’s with, or even where she hides.

The deeper into Thomas’s life Desiree digs, the more of his past is unearthed before her like an excavation gone horribly wrong. As the spotlight on their relationship in the media intensifies, the more threatened she becomes until she finds that everyone around her is a potential enemy, leaving her terrified of where to turn or what sort of gift will show up next. Are these so-called gifts from an overzealous fan of Thomas or from someone in her own past playing mind games that truly wants to get rid of her?

A romantic melodrama with a suspenseful twist, An Ivy League's Poison will be appealing to adults as well as young adults, drawing them to a good love story and feeling the sparks between the characters with a healthy dose of mystery.

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About the Author

Kimberly Gifford is a fifteen-year veteran of cosmetology, leaving the industry in 2009 to pursue her passion in writing that was first sparked by a series of poetry that reflected on her life and the lives of those around her. It was then that she came up with the story line for her series. Kimberly currently resides in Missouri with her husband and three sons.

An Ivy League's Poison * by Kimberly Gifford
Publication Date: April 9, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 384 pages; 978-1-4836-1250-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 384 pages; 978-1-4836-1251-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-1252-2

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