January 12, 2019

OFF THE GRID Cover Reveal!

Today I'm revealing the cover for Off the Grid! Woohoo!

 

I LOVE these models! 💚🙌💚 Took me forever to find people who match the McKenzie and Leo I have in my head :) I can't wait to start sharing teasers so you guys understand what I mean--the personalities of these two characters are just too fun!

You can pre-order your copy now :) Off the Grid goes on sale on April 8th, 2019!


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Here's a closer look at the cover :)


A full book description is coming soon, but for now:

Don’t miss the third book in the To Catch a Thief series, OFF THE GRID, following the love story of badass pastry chef McKenzie and charming federal agent Leo—coming in April 2019! One part Pride & Prejudice, one part Romancing the Stone, all the feels! 

Like I said above, you can preorder it now :) 


Hope you all love the final installment of the To Catch a Thief series!! I've absolutely loved working on these books! Stay tuned for lots of teasers, and don't forget to sign up for my new release newsletter to get an email notification the morning Off the Grid goes on sale!


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January 7, 2019

STOLEN GOODS is on sale!! Plus a Giveaway :)

Stolen Goods is on sale!! WOOHOO!

If you've never heard of this book, here's everything you need to know: A good girl + a bad boy + art + baked goods + Russian hitmen + an unforgettable road trip = SO MANY FEELS!

You can grab a copy on Amazon :)

Both books in the series are free in Kindle Unlimited, and I also discounted the first book to only $0.99 for the next week in honor of the new release! More info and links are pasted below!

Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to enter the $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway!! If you go to my Facebook page, I'm hosting a second $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway there too. You can enter both!

 I hope you guys fall in love with this adventurous rom com series :)

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Catch Me If You Can meets Tangled in this funny and feel-good adventurous romance, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.

Addison Abbot is a dreamer--she dreams of owning her own cake shop, of traveling the world, of finding Prince Charming. But when it comes to actually following any of those dreams, she's a little, well, stuck. So when a devilishly handsome stranger saves her from two robbers with guns and pulls her into the adventure of a lifetime, she's determined to find her fairy tale ending--until she realizes he's the most wanted criminal in America, that is.

Thaddeus Ryder was just another run-of-the-mill international art thief until his latest heist went south. Now, his face is on every news station, his name is making headlines, and his partner is working for the feds. Talk about a bad week on the job. His only option is to flee the country. But when hitmen for the Russian mafia interrupt his getaway, Thad gains an accidental companion--a baking beauty who might be too tempting to resist.

When a good girl meets a bad boy, sparks are bound to fly. But this con man is about to discover the only thing he can't steal is her heart...

   

Or paperbacks are available here for any non-Kindle readers :)


 


The first book in the series, Hot Pursuit, is only $0.99 for the next week to celebrate the new release!

All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is a bakery of her own. There's only one problem. Her father, Robert Carter, is a world-renowned art thief and she's, well, sort of his protégé. But he's promised her this next job in New York will be their last, and she won't let anyone get in the way of her dreams...especially not the distractingly delicious FBI agent hot on her tail.

Agent Nate Parker has been on the Robert Carter case for years, and if rumors of the aging criminal's retirement are true, this might be his last chance to nail him. With the legacy of his late father in the back of his mind, the stakes are more personal than anyone realizes. He won't let anything stand in the way of justice...especially not the red-headed vixen who keeps giving him the slip.

He's a cop who'd never bend. She's a con who'll never break. But all's fair in love and larceny...

   

Or paperbacks are available here for any non-Kindle readers :)



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January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! My 2019 Resolutions!

2019 is here!! Woohoo!


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If you read my year end post from a few days ago, you know that 2018 was an interesting year for me :) I took a big chunk of the year to work on The Raven and the Dove (I was so inspired I just couldn't wait to dive into that manuscript), which slowed my publishing schedule a bit. I still managed to publish two books, Shatter and Hot Pursuit, but I have a LOT more scheduled for 2019!

I'm planning to close out one series, start another, and publish a long awaited sequel! There may also be one or two surprises up my sleeves... tehehe!

Without further ado...


My Top 5 Author Resolutions of 2019!

1. Publish Stolen Goods and Off the Grid to complete the To Catch a Thief series!

Stolen Goods goes on sale in less than a week, which is SO EXCITING! I seriously can't wait to share Addy and Thad's story with you all. I feel like I've been teasing it for ages! And better yet, I'm just about done with the manuscript for Off the Grid which means it is on track to go on sale in early April! YAY! It should be up for preorder next week, and the cover reveal will be in a few days :) I'm also considering publishing a short novella to wrap up the series, something to show all six main characters in their HEAs!

This series has been an absolute blast to write! Revisiting my pseudonym was long overdue, and I already have my next rom com series idea for 2020! Kay Marie is here to stay :)

 


2. Publish Chasing Midnight (...finally)!

Okay...I know this has been a resolution of mine for a while, but it is FINALLY HAPPENING! :) By the end of January, I will be working on the Once Upon a Curse series again! I'd been putting it off because I simply didn't have the inspiration. But a few months ago, the opening line of the book just came to me out of nowhere and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it ever since. I honestly can't wait to dive into my long-awaited Cinderella retelling! Fans of this series, Chasing Midnight will be on sale by the summer--that's a promise! Until then, you can add it on Goodreads!



3. Launch a new YA fantasy series, starting with The Raven and The Dove!

When I started working on The Raven and The Dove during NaNoWriMo back in 2017, I had NO IDEA how epic this series would turn out to be--in world-building, in swoon, in sheer size and scale! I thought it would be about 70k words, but the story kept growing and growing, and now the first book is sitting at nearly 120k words. My longest book ever! The sequels will probably be around the same length, which is why I decided to hold off publishing the first book right away. I wanted my schedule to be clear so I had time to work on book 2 before I published book 1. I'm currently planning to launch the series in the fall, and hopefully by that time, I'll have book 2 done and I'll be working on book 3 so you won't have to wait too long between the releases! I'm an impatient reader, so I know how it feels to wait ages between books :)

For now, you can add it on Goodreads!


   


4. Produce more audiobooks!

Publishing the audiobooks for Midnight Fire and Confessions was such a fun experience! Hearing my characters come to life was so rewarding and almost magical in a way :) I'd love to work on more audiobooks in the new year! I'm thinking I might start with the Once Upon a Curse series since I'll be publishing Chasing Midnight this year, but I'm considering audiobooks for Midnight Ice as well. If you have a preference, leave a comment below! I always take your feedback into account!

 


5. Seek out new opportunities and explore new publishing avenues!

Writing is an isolating job in many respects (and as an introvert, I usually welcome that), so every year I like to have a goal to push myself to try new things, work with new people, and make sure I'm open to all the opportunities that come my way!

I've already signed up to join a multi-author anthology in 2019, which is something I've always wanted to try. I'll be writing an exclusive novella for that anthology, and I'll be sharing more about that soon! I've always wanted to write a picture book, and I have a really fun holiday-themed idea I might test out. I'd love to have another signing event at a bookstore, or attend another conference, or maybe a writing retreat! I belong to a lot of Facebook groups for authors, and I want to become less of a lurker and more of an active participant in the discussions. What that all boils down to is I want to put myself out there more, and hopefully I will!

And that's it! My top five!

I'm sure 2019 will bring a lot of unexpected things as well, but there's my plan for the year. It's going to be a busy one, and I hope you stick along for the ride!

Since I believe all authors should be readers too, I also like including my...

Top 5 TBR Books of 2019!

1. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor



Laini Taylor is an auto-buy, must-read, top top top author for me! I adored Strange the Dreamer and I can't wait to dive into the sequel. I just got my copy as a Christmas present, so if you don't hear from me, you know what I'm doing... :)


2. The Cruel Prince & The Wicked King by Holly Black

  

I saw The Cruel Prince everywhere this year! Seriously, every blogger I follow, every bookstagrammer, everyone was raving about this book! So, I've got to read it!


3. The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller

  

The Song of Achilles has been on my TBR for ages, and I snagged it for only $0.99 a few years ago. I'm not sure why I haven't read it yet, but this is the year! Circe was apparently amazing as well, and I adore Greek mythology, so these books have my name written all over them!


4. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella



Sophie Kinsella is another auto-buy for me, I have the BEST time reading her books! There's always humor and heart, my absolute favorite combination. I got approved for this one on Netgalley, so I can't wait to start reading!


5. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo



Nikolai, my love, I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOUR SOLO BOOK! Every book in the Grishaverse has been amazing thus far (I'm particularly partial to Six of Crows), and Nikolai was always one of my favorite characters, so I know this duology is going to be epic!


And a few extras, because...those covers!!!

      

    


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

Can't wait for all the exciting things to come!


December 30, 2018

A Look Back at 2018...

At the end of every year, I love taking a look back to appreciate and remember all the things I've accomplished before moving on to a new year full of new goals :) 2019 is shaping up to be a busy oneI'm hoping to publish four full-length novels and possibly 2-3 novellas! Crazy!! Before the rush begins, I want to remind myself of all the fabulous things 2018 held. 

Here's a look at my "Top Nine" for 2018 from my Instagram page, @KaitlynDavisBooks!


A lot of my top moments are featured here! 

There were personal celebrations—my sister's baby shower, my husband's 30th birthday, and a flashback to my first ever check from writing. 

And there were professional highlights as wellHot Pursuit went on sale, Midnight Fire and Midnight Ice both had some love, The Raven and the Dove inspiration board got lots of people hyped for the upcoming novel, and I got a pic with all 16 (!!) of my published full-length novels and some novellas too. 

2018 was a GREAT year!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my amazing fans and my truly incredible family for giving me the support, encouragement, and confidence to keep following my muse and chasing all my dreams!

Here's a closer look at...

My Top Five Author Moments of 2018!

 

1. Shatter went on sale, completing the Midnight Ice series! 

This happened alllll the way back in January, which seems like a million years ago! Writing this series was such an amazing experience full of old friends and new. I loved revisiting the original gang from Midnight Fire while at the same time falling for Pandora, Jax, and, yes, even Sam :) The final book was a wild ride that took me for a loop! Thank you to everyone who went on the adventure with me!


   

2. Midnight Ice got brand new covers!

Along the same lines as number one, the Midnight Ice series got brand new covers, and I decided to put all four books into Kindle Unlimited, which has been a great experience so far! I adored the original covers for the series, but they weren't quite landing the way I'd been hoping. The response to the new covers has been fabulous and I'm so happy I decided to update them. Pandora looks badass with her blue flames, the colors are bright, and they fit the series perfectly!



3. Hot Pursuit went on sale, launching my brand new To Catch a Thief series!

I'm obsessed with this series at the moment! Rom coms are just so much fun to write—I find myself goofy grinning into my keyboard all the time :) This series has all the entertainment and swoon of a romance, mixed with the action and adventure I love to write, which is a win-win all around. I can't wait for Stolen Goods to go on sale in a week!!! Off the Grid will be right around the corner, so stay tuned!


  

4. The A Dance of Dragons novellas were turned into paperbacks!

The A Dance of Dragons series has been published for a long time, but for some reason I never got around to formatting paperbacks for the novellas until this year! It was one of those "to do" list items that got pushed back, and back, and back, so I'm happy I finally found the time to format these editions. I love having copies of Leena's story for my bookshelf and I hope you guys do too :) 


 

5. I published Daring & Defiant, a first-in-series anthology for my YA novels!

It's a little hard to believe I have enough YA series published that I could make an anthology of all the first books, but somehow, I do! I'd been meaning to publish a discount box set for a while, and when I found an amazing designer to create the cover, I decided to go for it! Hopefully people enjoy the easy access to all my fantasy books :)


So there you have it, my 2018 highlights!

As I said before, I have a lot planned for 2019, and I'll be sharing those highlights with you in the new year with a resolutions post! So many exciting things to come—the end of a series, the start of a new series, and the publication of a long awaited sequel!! Stay tuned :)

Since reading is also a huge part of my life, here are...

My Top Five Reads of 2018!

1. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


A beautiful portrayal of a World War II story I hadn't read before—the story of the women left behind while the men went to war. The novel follows two sisters, one young/rebellious and one a mother just praying for her family to survive. The ending made me cry! A beautiful, moving tale I highly recommend!



One of the most fun books I've ever read! I was laughing the entire time! There's love, adventure, pirates, alchemy, and just about everything else you can imagine. I highly recommend!

3. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young


I think I described this as the viking love story I never knew I needed, but am so freaking happy I found! The enemies-to-lovers romance kept me glued to the pages. Pair that with lush descriptions and fascinating world-building, and I was hooked!

4. Big Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood


If you're looking for a romantic comedy with as much heart as it has laughs, look no further! This story had me cackling, swooning, and crying along with the protagonist. It's a romance that will stick with you long after the final page is read :)

5. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson


I'm not usually a huge fan of non-fiction, so when I find one that I literally can't put down, it's got to be good! The history of the World's Fair in Chicago paired with the stranger-than-fiction story of the serial killer acting behind the scenes of such a grand event was fascinating to read. History buffs will love this book!

And that's all folks :) 

Happy new year!! See you all in 2019!