Kilby Blades

Biography

Kilby Blades is a fresh new voice in smart contemporary romantic fiction. A business executive by day, by night she writes dynamic characters in to (and out of) tantalizingly complex predicaments. Critics laud her “feminist romance”, noting empowered heroines and multi-dimensional heroes who are staunch advocates for their partners, stepping back from their own spotlights in order to let their women shine. From dry wit in her angstier books, to blatant humor in her lighter ones, her characters are resplendent in their witty repartee. All her stories, regardless of genre, serve up delicious dilemmas and never-before-seen plots.

Her debut novel, "Snapdragon", was a ten-time finalist and a three-time winner for honors including the IPPYs, the Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize For Fiction, the Foreword Indie Award, the HOLT Medallion, the New England Reader's Choice Award and the OKRWA National Reader's Choice award. Its sequel, “Chrysalis”, was a finalist in the Emma Awards. Her novella, "The Art of Worship" was an IndieReader winner, a HOLT Medallion finalist, and a Passionate Plume finalist. Two of her three soon-to-be-released titles were 2018 Stiletto Contest finalists and the third was a finalist in the CIMRWA awards. She is also the 2018 recipient of Best Debut Author in RSJ’s Emma Awards.

When she’s not writing, Kilby goes to movie matinees alone, where she eats Chocolate Pocky and buttered popcorn and usually smuggles in not-a-little-bit of red wine. Kilby is a mother, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story.

Where to find Kilby Blades online


Where to buy in print


Series

Love Conquers None
Deeply meaningful, desperately sexual, and inevitably bittersweet, the Love Conquers None series deals with the quandary of choosing love over career, the weight of adulthood and the complexity of modern work-life. It rewrites the book on what a 21st century relationship should look like and keeps the reader wondering how it will end.
Snapdragon
Price: $3.99 USD.
Chrysalis
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Crazy Old Money
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Marsh has done his best to spit out the silver spoon he was born with. He can practically taste metal when his richer-than-God octogenarian grandmother summons him back to Connecticut for his first family Thanksgiving in years. And his lies of omission to his girlfriend catch up to him in epic style…
The Art of Worship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,520. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Coming of age
Teenage virgin Reed Whitney stands to inherit a cache of lovemaking wisdom that has been passed down through generations. There's only one problem: the knowledge is shared directly from father to son. Sorely lacking in confidence and skill in the bedroom, Reed is desperate to please his girlfriend. But can he survive the awkward embarrassment of tutelage from his dad to master the art of worship?
Chrysalis
Series: Love Conquers None. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,470. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
I’m not proud of all the rules I broke, the half-truths I let her believe. I did what every guy who likes a girl does: showed her the best parts of me out of desperation to get her to like me back. Fixing things between us now isn’t about overcoming the distance—it’s about overcoming the lies. I've hidden more than she has. And there are things she wants to know. She was right about me all along.
Snapdragon
Series: Love Conquers None. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,450. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
The rules are simple: unattached companionship, toe-curling sex and a clean break when it ends. And either one can say the single word that will break it off: Snapdragon. Darby's opioid research has her on the brink of career stardom. Michael’s architectural wunderkind status will earn him a promotion abroad. But soul-deep sex is just the beginning, and Darby must fight hard not to fall in love.

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