June 7, 2018

Happy Hot Pursuit Cover Reveal Day!!

Woot woot!! So excited to share this cover with you guys :) 

The book is fun and adventurous, sassy yet sweet, with a little bit of heartbreak and a whole lot of happy, so I wanted the cover to reflect allllll of that...easy, right? Lol!

But I love it! And I hope you do too!

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days meets White Collar in this sassy and sweet romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.

All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is to own 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 that 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 the 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...

Pre-order now for the special price of $0.99! Save $3!

   




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March 28, 2018

Upcoming Projects!!

It's been a few weeks since Midnight Ice came to a close, so I wanted to post an official update on the many, many projects brewing in the back of my mind right now!

As always, the best way to stay updated on all my new releases is to sign up for my New Release Newsletter, sent on the morning every new book of mine goes on sale!


Okay...here goes nothing!

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The Raven and The Dove

A brand new YA high fantasy I've been working on for months that I am SO EXCITED ABOUT!! Here's my little pitch :)

"A princess longing to be free. A bastard aching to belong. A prince determined to save his kingdom. And a spy ready to wreck them all. Four fates collide in this YA high fantasy retelling of Tristan & Isolde set in an avian-inspired world."

The book is told through four POVs, there's a ton of world building, loads of backstory, and at about 115k words, I'd say it's not only my longest but most ambitious book yet! And if that's not enough to excite you, here are some things my beta readers have said:

"The Raven & The Dove is, quite simply, the best work of fantasy I have read this year"

"I was honestly blown away by the world-building"

"My only complaint is I wanted more of it!"

"I loved the world you created. Stunning, lush visual descriptions, and so much variety and
creativity in terms of setting."

"I was thoroughly engrossed and the story held my attention straight through. It’s the sort of book you stay up all night reading and then feel horrible when you go to work the next day on too little sleep."

YAY YAY YAY!! Best beta critiques ever :)

I'm trying something a little different with this book, more details to come if it pans out!! But in the meantime, please add it on Goodreads! And hopefully I'll have more updates for you soon!


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To Catch A Thief

More Kay Marie romantic comedy books coming soon! This one is a trilogy :) Each book follows a different hero and heroine as they work their way toward a HEA! All three books involve a little thieving, a little scheming, a lot of baking, and of course, swoony love stories!

The first book, Hot Pursuit, is about a female thief who secretly longs to be a baker, and the FBI agent hot on her tail! The sequel, Stolen Goods, is about a day-dreamy cake artist and the bad boy thief itching to steal her heart! And the final book, Off the Grid, will follow a mildly OCD pastry chef and the easy-going FBI agent who saves her life!

More details to come soon, including cover reveals and more detailed descriptions, but for now I hope you add the books on Goodreads!


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Chasing Midnight

I know, I know, I know! I get questions about this book all the time, and I promise I haven't forgotten Once Upon A Curse and this promised third book in the series!

A couple of other projects surprised me, inspired me, and completely took over my mind, which pushed this book and series onto the back burner. BUT my Cinderella retelling has been pushing its way back up to the surface, and these characters are clawing their way back into the forefront of my thoughts!

I'm targeting the fall of 2018 for a hopeful publication date for this book, so stay tuned for updates! In the meantime, you can add it on Goodreads!


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THANK YOU!!! I hope you guys are as excited for these new projects as I am!!

March 21, 2018

Midnight Ice Box Sets!

I've got another box set announcement for you all! 

Last week, I introduced my new first-in-series box set, Daring & Defiant :) You can click the image for more info on that! 

    

And now, I'm SO EXCITED to announce some new Midnight Ice box sets!!

 

I'm in LOVE with these covers...if I do say so myself :) The regular series covers have a more YA vibe, so I decided to design the box sets with a bit more of an urban fantasy feel. Didn't they turn out great?!

If you're new to Midnight Ice, I decided to discount the first box set by $1, so you save a bit of money by purchasing the first two books at one time! 

Anyway, hope you check them out!! Here are some info and links!

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**Save $1 with this convenient box set!**

"A snarky, action-packed, and entertaining read!"
- Betwixt the Pages



"I am in love with Pandora, she is badass!"
- E.A. Walsh



"Exciting, suspenseful and full of intrigue."
- Jodi Hunter



Vampire lore meets ancient Greek mythology in this romantic, action-packed series perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and A Shade of Vampire! MIDNIGHT ICE is a modern retelling of the Pandora myth in a paranormal world filled with vampires, slayers, were-creatures, angels, demons, titans, and more!

This box set includes the first two books in the series, FROST and FREEZE!

               

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"5 stars for this supernatural read that I couldn't put down!"
- The Thought Spot

"This series has been the highlight of my year."
- Lilly's Book World

"Holy crap that was awesome!!"
- Loves Great Reads

This box set includes the final two books in the series, FRACTURE and SHATTER!

               

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Thank you!! :)

March 12, 2018

Daring & Defiant!

Whoa, it's been SO LONG since my last blog post! Sorry everyone :) I've been in the writing cave for a while, but my newest manuscript is with some beta readers, which means I finally have time to work on some new things I've been putting on the back burner, the first of which is...

DARING & DEFIANT!!


I've wanted to create a box set of my first-in-series books for a while now, but I never seemed to find the time to work on the cover or the interior files, so finally, I hired a bit of work out! The AMAZING cover was designed by FantasyBookDesign.com (I'm in LOVE!!) and seeing that part come to life kicked my butt into gear to get it published! 

I like to think of this box set as the Kaitlyn Davis starter kit :) If you've already read my books, I ADORE YOU lol but there's nothing new in the box set. Though you can recommend it to a friend who maybe hasn't tried my books yet *wink wink* Or if you have a few minutes to spare and wouldn't mind leaving a review, I would be forever grateful! 

Any-who, here's the description and some links in case you want to check it out!

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Five spellbinding tales of heroines who dared to fight back, defied all the odds, and, basically...kicked some butt.

Meet swoony vampires, snarky slayers, evil queens, rebel princes, dragons, titans, angels, demons, gods, and more, as these five heroines battle to save their worlds. Readers of young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings, and epic adventures will all find something to love!

This box set includes four full-length first-in-series novels as well as one novella, all by USA Today "must-read" author Kaitlyn Davis. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Marissa Meyer, Cassandra Clare, Sabaa Tahir, and Elise Kova!

If you love kickass heroines and action-packed adventures full of magic, romance, and a bit of humor, then grab your copy of Daring & Defiant!

               


January 2, 2018

Shatter Is Now On Sale!!

Woohoo!! Shatter is finally available! 

I feel like I've been teasing and talking about this book for SOOOO long, I can't wait for you all to read it! Hope you love the ending to the Midnight Ice series!


Here are some links if you need them :)

               

Paperbacks should be available in the next day or two!

And in case you want to follow, here's the schedule for my review tour!! So many amazing bloggers have stayed with me through this entire series, and I can't thank them enough for their support! Please do visit their sites and read their reviews because they've put a ton of energy into helping me and my books, so I'd love to do the same!


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Now, onto the slightly sentimental because ending a series is both the best and the worst feeling! 

Best, because there's a sense of closure! My characters have told their story and the adventure has come to a close. Their lives are usually in a better place. The threat is usually over. And the HEA can begin :) Which is really my favorite part of any story!

But, it's also the worst, because it's over! It's like saying goodbye to great friends without knowing when or if you'll ever see them again. I've fallen in love with these characters and I'll be sad to see them go!

Finishing Midnight Ice has all of those mixed emotions, plus just a little bit more because this was a return to my original world of Midnight Fire, so I'm saying goodbye to both stories all over again! As always, I've got plenty of new characters and new tales percolating in the back of my mind, but I will miss these ones--my original favorites and my newest loves!

But even with all of that, the most important thing to me, is to thank all of you! My friends, my fans, everyone who had a part in sharing my series with the world, THANK YOU! Without you, I'd never get to spend my days bringing these characters in my head to life, I'd never get to fulfill their destinies and my dreams, I'd never get to do what I love to do! Thank you for always coming back to my stories, back to my characters, and for taking so many fabulous journeys with me! 

You're the best!! And I mean that with all my heart!

Until my next adventure :) Thank you!


January 1, 2018

2018 Here We Come! My Goals For The New Year!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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Virtual cheers!!

If you read my 2017 wrap-up, you know the past year has been amazing! But, I'm excited to see what 2018 brings! I've got a lot of new books and series planned, a lot of new ideas I'd love to explore, and a lot of excitement about all the opportunities available to me :)

So, let's just dive right in with...


My Top Five Author Resolutions of 2018!


1) Publish Shatter and finish Midnight Ice with a bang!

Shatter goes on sale tomorrow!! Woohoo! This series has been SO MUCH FUN to write! I'll be sad to see it go and I will definitely miss these characters, but I'm not saying goodbye to them quite yet :) I could see a spin-off in the future, so I'm not ruling anything out!

What's also a little cool is that Shatter will be my fifteenth published full-length book! A little crazy to believe!



2) Finish The Raven & The Dove, my NaNoWriMo Project!

Wow, this book is becoming even more than I ever thought it could be! I'm about 60k words into the manuscript, and I think I might reach 90k before I'm done! The longest book ever for me! But the world and the characters just keep growing and spinning and strengthening in my mind, which is the most exciting sort of writing for me!

If you haven't heard about it yet, I'm calling it a Tristan & Isolde retelling set in an avian inspired world :) Not sure when it will go on sale, might put it on the back burner for a little while so I have the proper time to edit, so we'll see! In the meantime, you can add it on Goodreads to get all the big updates!




3) Finally write Chasing Midnight, the third book in Once Upon A Curse!

A lot of fans seem to want to strangle me for making them wait so long for this book, but 2018 should finally be the year! I got a little sidetracked by new projects I'd been super inspired by, but this book has been creeping into my brain over and over again, so I think the time is finally here to sit down and write it!

Chasing Midnight is also on Goodreads if you want to add it :) I'll be posting updates there as they come!




4) Write a new Kay Marie Romance!

It's been a while since I've published a new pen name book, and I'm itching to get back in the game :) Contemporary romances are so much fun to write! I have a few ideas percolating, like always, but I haven't decided which one I want to move forward with. So, more details to come soon! But for now, understand that 2018 will be a good year for anyone who liked my Kay Marie books!


5) Explore New Publishing Avenues!

I really think diversification is key to a lasting career as an author--trying to new genres, exploring new ideas, taking risks! And in 2018, I'd love to really embrace all the opportunities available. Whether it is looking into publishing something through a traditional house, submitting short stories to an anthology, collaborating with another author on a series, participating in more live events--anything and everything! I just want to make sure I don't close myself in, which is easy to do when you are self-published, and that I get out of my comfort zone a bit!


So there we go, my resolutions for 2018!

Should be another good year ahead :)

Is there anything you've been waiting for that wasn't on my list? Any ideas you have for me? I absolutely love getting your feedback!

And no resolution list is complete without my reader side getting a little input as well. So, let's take a look at the...


Top Five Books on my TBR for 2018!

1) Furyborn by Claire Legrand



I just got approved for this book on Netgalley and I can't wait to jump in! The story follows two heroines from two different centuries who could save the world or doom it, duh duh dummmm...

2) Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella



Sophie Kinsella is an auto-buy for me and she has a new book coming out in 2018! Yay!! I adore all of her books, so it doesn't even matter what it's about!

3) The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas


This book has been on the NYT Best Seller list ever since it first published, so obviously it's good, but more importantly, it's poignant for the world we live in. I just bought a copy this week and I can't wait to sit down and read it straight through, because I know this is one I won't be able to put down.

4) The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee



A few of my friends fell head over heels in love with this book, and I've been aching to read it ever since I heard them gushing! The ebook went on sale this week, so I immediately snagged it!

5) A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena


The cover first caught my eye, and the description completely ensnared me! Part murder-mystery, part social-commentary, I can't wait until this one goes on sale so I can grab a copy!

Bonuses...because those covers!

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso,
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan, &
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke


    


What books are on your list??

HAPPY 2018!!