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Thursday, September 19, 2013


My newest novel (my 8th novel!) releases today!

 The Tin Box is a contemporary romance. Here's the blurb:

William Lyon's past forced him to become someone he isn't. Conflicted and unable to maintain the charade, he separates from his wife and takes a job as caretaker at a former mental hospital. Jelley’s Valley State Insane Asylum was the largest mental hospital in California for well over a century, but it now stands empty. William thinks the decrepit institution is the perfect place to finish his dissertation and wait for his divorce to become final. In town, William meets Colby Anderson, who minds the local store and post office. Unlike William, Colby is cute, upbeat, and flamboyantly out. Although initially put off by Colby’s mannerisms, William comes to value their new friendship, and even accepts Colby's offer to ease him into the world of gay sex.

William’s self-image begins to change when he discovers a tin box, hidden in an asylum wall since the 1940s. It contains letters secretly written by Bill, a patient who was sent to the asylum for being homosexual. The letters hit close to home, and William comes to care about Bill and his fate. With Colby’s help, he hopes the words written seventy years ago will give him courage to be his true self.

I am especially proud of this book. And I fell so much in love with William and Colby that I was really sad when I'd finished writing. This was a little surprising, because William's really not all that loveable at the beginning of the story. As Colby so tactfully points out, "We just need to work a little on your social skills. Loosen you up a little. ’Cause Will, my man, you’ve got a stick so far up your ass you must be tasting it."

I hope you'll fall in love too.

To celebrate, let's do a giveaway!

  • To enter, simply leave a comment below with your email addy.
  • Follow me on Twitter (@KFieldingWrites) and/or like me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/KFieldingWrites) and those will count as extra entries (just tell me your Twitter and/or FB name in your comment here).
  • I will randomly choose a winner for a free e-copy of The Tin Box.
  • If more than 20 people enter, I'll give away another copy.
  • If more than 50 people enter (I'm dreaming big!) I'll also give away a print copy of The Tin Box plus an e-copy of Buried Bones plus an e-copy of my November novella release Housekeeping, all to one lucky winner. So spread the word!
  • Winner(s) will be chosen at noon PDT on September 27.


  1. I like the premise of your new story :0) My email is naughtyrierie@gmail.com and my twitter name is elrierie. - Marie

  2. I want to enter please!! I already follow you on twitter @ladykatana70 and I already follow you on facebook, AuroreRose. I'm stalking you...LOL kidding.
    I love that line by the way, classic.LOL

    Stacia, ladykatana@gmail.com

  3. Sounds like an amazing book. Hope you do great with it!

  4. This sounds really interesting, so count me in! ^_^ Following you on Twitter as ttkove, and just liked your page on FB, also as ttkove. I didn't know you had an FB page, so that was nice to find out. ^_^

    ttkove AT gmail DOT com

  5. Please enter me! I already follow you on twitter, @TraciKurtz & facebook, Traci Kurtz. My preferred email is tkacheron@gmail.com

  6. Following you on Twitter as @TheodoraIK and on Facebook as Theodora Ika Kristianti. My email is nemo.amarcord @ gmail.com

    Can't wait to read the book *finger crossed for winning a copy*

  7. Yay!! I've been eagerly awaiting this one! No need to enter me in the drawing. I've already purchased. Congrats on the release. :-)

  8. Just hopped over from the DSP blog event today--the book looks really intriguing. Congrats on the release!


  9. Sounds interesting. Looking forward to reading it.
    debdeege @optonline.net

  10. When I was a teenager there was a small private mental hospital near my house. I found out later that a friend had been committed there by his parents for "ex gay" therapy, and there was a whole group of kids there for the same reason, and this was in the early 90s, over two decades after the APA struck down homosexuality as a mental illness. My friend got out by pretending to be "cured".


  11. Oh, me, I want to enter! It sounds like an amazing story. Looking forward to reading it, either way!


  12. An interesting premise for a story. Kind of scaring what went on years ago when people were sent to Mental hospitals for the weirdest reasons. Please count me in for the giveaway.


  13. Yes, sounds an interesting one, count me in please. Must get a twitter thingy sometime soon!

    Littlesuze at hotmail dot com

  14. Sounds like a good read. I'd love to read it. I liked on FB and Twitter (Books on Silver Wings).


  15. Intriguing! I loved "Treasure" and the "Stasis" series. Please count me in. Thanks!

  16. Been reading the posts at work, finally had time to drop by. It sounds very good. Then again I already know I enjoy your stories (needs to remember to get Buried Bones).

    janadenardo@yahoo.com (and is also wondering if it's blogspot or yahoo that seems to be uninterested in my following the blog by email...)


  17. Sounds like an interesting story. Please count me in!!! Thank you.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  18. Looking forward to reading this story. My email address is dmdkindle at gmail dot com.

  19. This story sounds intriguing! Would love to read it!
    seritzko at gmail dot com
    SusieQ on twitter
    Susie Ritzko on facebook

  20. Really looking forward to reading it. My email address is mish-mish12@hotmail.com

  21. Big is the only way to dream, Kim!

    Already stalking you on Twitter (@CharleyDescote) and FB (as me!). Have a fun weekend!


  22. Can't wait to read this! Just liked your page over on facebook where I can be found under the name Sara Rediske. email is saladbats at gmail dot com.

  23. The Tin Box sounds like a really good read.Follow you on Twitter @mini nurse.

  24. The Tin Box sounds like a really good read.Follow you on Twitter @mini nurse.

  25. I am really looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the chance to win! I follow you on twitter as @valmassimo.

    val_massimo at yahoo.com

  26. Hey Kim,

    I already read and loved The Tin Box, awesome book.

    I already follow on twitter and liked on FB


  27. Ooh, I love the sound of The Tin Box. Need to add this to my to-buy list, just in case I don't win! ;)


  28. omg, i didn't even realize you wrote another book. Don't know how I am going to fit in but I so have to read this. (already been following you on twitter @N_Cog_Neat_O)

    email: chrisroseprize@gmail.com

  29. This is a really different one! I'm excited! Congrats on its release. I'd love to win!
    Twitter: @juleslovesbooks
    Facebook: Jules Akers
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

  30. It's not like I won't be buying this at some point if I don't win it. I love your writing, after all. But if I can win, that'd be great. Thanks for the chance to do so!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  31. I already have all your books, but I'm hoping to help get the entries up to 50 so some lucky person will win the loot! (Hopefully this will count as an entry, even without an email address.)

  32. Hi Kim. I'm a fellow author and discovered you via a Twitter RT, so I popped by a for a peek.The book sounds awesome. (Great cover art too!) Have you heard of Rafflecopter? It makes giveaways super easy, and it's free. I've used it before for my books with success. (And no, I don't work for them. I just like to help other authors. :) ) Here's a link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/ Best wishes!