May 23, 2022

The Godborn and the King is on sale!!

 The Godborn and the King is on sale today! Yay!! 

I hope this fourth and final book in The Raven and the Dove is everything you want it to be! 

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has stuck with this series or who might be about to try it for the first time. Ending a series is always bittersweet, but these characters and their story will always hold a very special place in my heart. There were times after my daughter was born when I questioned whether I would be able to keep writing, times when it took me a full week to craft a single sentence, times when I cried into my phone worrying the words would never come to my sleep deprived mind, but this story pulled me through. It's easy to lose yourself in the title of "mom" and I'll be forever grateful to these characters for helping me hold on to a vital part of who I am.

Okay, enough mushy stuff! Here's an early review quote:

"I bow to Davis's excellence in storytelling. This book was so amazing, presenting such an explosive finale, that near the end I had my hand on my chest like I could hold my heart. That is how good it was and how much I loved it." - Rebecca Veight, Goodreads

I'm so thrilled with all the love this conclusion is getting! If you haven't grabbed your copy yet, here are some links:

Amazon (free in KU) | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound

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Return to the world of The Raven and the Dove, where winged people rule the skies, a lost kingdom lives at sea, and two star-crossed lovers hold the fate of each in their palms. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!

A love written in the stars...

Thrown into a world of claws and flame, Lyana and Rafe must work together to survive. Dragons abound. Danger lurks. And the hybrids are out for blood. But perhaps more terrifying are the questions in their hearts. Are they ready to lead? Were they ever truly in love? Or with the prophecy realized, will everything they thought they had fall apart?

A clash five hundred years in the making...

With the isles now returned to the sea, two worlds have become one. The avians will do anything to protect their homes. The mages will do anything to take them. And without a king or queen of prophecy to guide them, peace is no longer an option. Xander must decide where his loyalties lie—with the ravens he's sworn to serve or the woman he can't help but love.

Find the chosen one or face the end of everything...

Deep in the skryr's dreams, Cassi bears witness to the prophetess's final vision. A rift mage lives and Cassi is the only one with the power to find her. She'll sacrifice anything to save the world, including her future with Xander, but even the queen of secrets never anticipated the mysteries waiting for her in the mist.

Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to The Raven and the Dove!

eBook: Amazon (free in Kindle Unlimited) | No Kindle?
Hardcover: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound
Paperback: B&N | Book Depository

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Now, for some more fun—the series sale and Instagram tour! 

If you're new to the series, now is the perfect time to start reading. Or if you're a few books behind, now is the perfect time to catch up! The entire series is free in Kindle Unlimited, and for a limited time, the first THREE books in the series are discounted! I hope you decide to give them a try :)


And for the next week, I'll be joined by some absolutely amazing bookstagrammers to celebrate The Godborn and the King! At the end of the tour, one winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card PLUS a personalized hardcover edition of The Raven and the Dove! The schedule is posted below—be sure you follow along, leave comments, and like all the posts to enter. You can start by visiting my Instagram profile @KaitlynDavisBooks today!

THANK YOU ALL!! Happy reading :)





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December 31, 2021

My New Year's Resolutions for 2022!

 The past two and a half years of my professional life have been dominated by The Raven and the Dove, so it's almost strange to sit here now and talk about bringing the series to an end--strange, but exciting. 2022 will be all about sending these characters off with a bang, and hopefully introducing you to a few new ones.

I have no idea how much I'll be able to accomplish over the next twelve months, surely not all of the ideas swirling around in my head, but here's a look at everything I hope to put into motion, assuming my daughter naps long enough to give me some precious time at my computer πŸ˜‚

Fingers crossed!

My New Year's Resolutions for 2022!

1. Publish The Godborn and the King!

The Godborn and the King goes on sale May 23, 2022 and it's available to pre-order now :) Don't forget to check out the pre-order giveaway if you haven't already -- I revealed the character cards of Brighty and Rafe on Instagram, and I'm just thrilled you guys are loving them so much! 

In my 2021 wrap-up post yesterday, I spoke a little bit about how much it meant to me to finish this manuscript. There were times when I literally thought I would never get through it. Times when it took me an entire week to write a single page. Times when I wrote complete chapters in the dark on my iPhone while I held my sleeping daughter. But there were wonderful times too, times that reminded me how much I love this job, how much I adore these characters, and how important it was to continue doing something I love. It's easy to lose yourself in the title of "mom", but this manuscript with all its challenges and joys, allowed me to hold on to a piece of myself. It's going to be especially emotional to finally share it with all of you, and I really hope you love it. I put my heart and soul into this book. πŸ’™

As far as what's to come, I'll be revealing a full book description soon. The paperbacks and hardcovers will be available to pre-order in the late winter/early spring. I'll be sharing teasers. The third and fourth books will both be coming in audio. And there are a few other ideas percolating. If they come to fruition, you'll be the first to know!

2. Write (and hopefully launch) a new romantic comedy series!

It's been a hot second since I published a book under my pen name, Kay Marie. But after spending the past few years in a world of magic, prophecies, dragons, and dire world-ending conflict, I'm ready for something a little more fun. Bring on the romantic comedies! 

I've mentioned before, but my next series will be a play on The Bachelor - and I can't wait! It's a second chance romance featuring the new female lead on a hit dating show whose ex-boyfriend just happens to be the executive producer of said show. The two face-off behind the scenes, but the more they're around each other, the more old sparks begin to fly anew :) 

The sequel will be a fake relationship romance, and then I have three more books planned in the series (all standalones) -- an enemies-to-lovers, a friends-to-lovers, and a brother's-best-friend. They're going to be SO FUN to write, I can't wait! My goal is to get something published in the fall/winter, but we'll see how much my little nugget lets me get done. 

Along these lines, I'm thinking of switching up some things on social media and my website -- ie, launching a new Instagram handle, making a new separate website, maybe a new Facebook page. It's easier for me to keep everything together, but I think it will be easier for you, the consumer, if I separate them a bit. More info to come!

3. Publish more audiobooks and hardcover editions!

 

This one seems pretty simple, but I think it's been one of my resolutions for the past three years -- fail! Ha! 

As far as hardcovers, I really want to get them designed for all my backlist titles published as Kaitlyn Davis. I'd love to get some lovely artwork commissioned for the naked covers to make them extra special. I don't think I'll get them all done this year, but hopefully I can work on a few because I simply adore having these fancy editions of my books. 

I'd also like to explore a special edition of The Raven and the Dove featuring some of the lovely artwork I've commissioned for the series. I'm looking into a few different options to see if anything makes financial sense, so we'll see what happens. 

As far as audio, I mentioned above the third and fourth books in The Raven and the Dove are coming! After that, I'm turning my sights to my To Catch a Thief series. I'd love to have audio editions of all three of these books available by the time I launch my new book under my pen name. 

4. Work on private passion projects (that may or may not see the light of day)!

Having less time to write might make it seem like I should stay focused solely on the three goals stated above, but I realized over this past year struggling to balance mom life and work life that I need to leave room for unexpected inspiration. I had so little time to work compared to what I was once used to that when I sat at my desk, there was so much pressure to just get it done, I sometimes locked up. But taking a day or two to brainstorm a new project, or maybe write a picture book, or draft up a short story, allowed my creative juices to flow. Too much focus can be a bad thing, I think, in this line of work. I need to leave room to follow my heart and joy as well, while still keeping momentum with the things I know will be shared with all of you. 

And those are my goals for 2022! 

Hopefully my daughter learns to nap a little better so I can get all (or at least some) of this accomplished. I think it's going to be a wonderful year no matter what! 

Well, assuming you guys don't kill me for the ending of The Godborn and the King ;) 

Jk...or am I?

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All authors are, or should be, readers. So, as is tradition, let's close this out with...

My 2022 TBR!

      

      

      

Happy new year! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰



A Look Back at 2021...

Well, my first year of being a full-time mom and part-time author is officially under my belt! Needless to say, it's been an adjustment πŸ˜‚While I definitely had high hopes of getting a bit more accomplished over the past twelve months, I'm also incredibly proud of myself for carving out time to keep this business and passion of mine going. I absolutely love being a mom, and while it would have been easy in many ways to leave my former life completely behind, I'm so happy I didn't. Storytelling is a huge part of who I am, and I would have been a bit lost if I'd let it go. 

Thank you all so much for taking this journey with me. You have no idea how much it meant over this past year (and continues to mean) to have your support! πŸ’™πŸ’™

Without further ado...

My Top Author Moments of 2021!

1. Published The Dragon and the Queen!

I'm absolutely in love with this third installment of my The Raven and the Dove series - and more importantly, all of you seem to be as well! I cannot express how thrilled I was when the reviews began to roll in. I was working on book four at the time, sort of feeling like I would never ever be able to finish it (my daughter is a terrible napper, haha) and all of your reactions really lifted my spirits and helped reinvigorate my writing. While my work is done alone at my desk, it truly is a team effort and this series would not be where it is without all of you! 

2. Continued to expand the audio editions of The Raven and the Dove!

For the first time, one of my audiobooks is available as a physical CD! I love being able to show it off on my shelf :) The rest of the series will eventually be available in CD form too, which is so exciting! I'm hoping I can get them in a few libraries. 

The Hunter and the Mage also published in audio this past year and The Dragon and the Queen is almost finished...I promise! Look for more info on that in my post tomorrow, haha. Sarah Sampino is simply wonderful, and I can't express how incredible it is to hear her bring these characters to life!

3. Revealed the cover of The Godborn and the King (and finished the manuscript)!

There were times I thought this manuscript would NEVER be finished. Times when it took me an entire week to write a single page. Times when I was writing complete chapters in the dark on my iPhone while I held my sleeping daughter. Times when I worked until midnight without even realizing because it felt so amazing to be doing something just for me...and for you. I laughed while writing this. I cried. I screamed a little, I'm sure. And now, here I am. The manuscript is off to my beta readers, and my time with these characters is almost complete. It's bittersweet, to be honest, but I'm also so excited to share this final chapter in their story. 

The cover reveal was a blast, and I also revealed the two character cards for the pre-order giveaway. Coming really soon I'll have the complete book description for you, plus a whole lot of teasers leading up to on sale. I can't wait!

And those are my top author moments of 2021!

As always, I also want to include some of my favorite reads to wrap-up the year. 

I usually list a top five, but in many ways, 2021 was the year I rediscovered my love of reading. I mean, I never stopped loving reading, but it's been a while since reading felt like a lifeline to me the way it did when I was younger. That all changed when my little girl was born! Books became my escape again. During countless 3am nursing sessions when I couldn't keep my eyes open, I turned to books. During those long afternoons when my daughter would only nap in the comfort of my arms, I turned to books. During the few precious hours I had to myself when I was too tired to write but still yearned to connect to my creativity, I turned to books. 

I read far too many wonderful books to list/review them all, so instead here are all my 5-star reads for the year! I had an eclectic year, haha, but hopefully one of these will catch your eye!

My 5-Star Reads of 2021!


      

      

      

And that's it for 2021!

See you in the new year!





June 21, 2021

The Dragon and the Queen is on sale!!

The Dragon and the Queen is on sale today! Yay!! 

This third installment of the series kicks everything into high gear--the action is nonstop, the magic immense, the stakes astronomical, and the romance tortured (hopefully in the best way possible, ha)! Oh, and the ending may destroy you... :) 

On a more personal note, this is the first book I've published since my daughter was born in Oct 2020, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope you guys love it, too!

Here's an early review quote:

"Forget everything I ever said about this series because the whole game has changed. The Dragon and the Queen is my favorite book so far. The story just lands on the ground and never stops running. Or flying. Or whatever metaphor works best here. I'm still in shock at that ending." - Lacy, Goodreads

Ahh! I'm so thrilled with the love for this book. I enjoyed every second I spent working on it! If you haven't grabbed your copy yet, here are some links:

Amazon (free with KU!) | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Waterstones

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Return to the world of The Raven and the Dove, where winged people rule the skies, a lost kingdom lives at sea, and two star-crossed lovers hold the fate of each in their palms. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!

A queen foretold to save the world...

Free from Malek's clutches, Lyana returns to the world above determined to keep the isles from falling. But in a land where magic is forbidden, convincing the avians to believe in her power takes the one thing she doesn't have--time. With Xander's help, she must unravel the puzzle of the rift and gain their trust or lose her home forever.

A dragon in search of his destiny...

Turned into a monster by the king he loathes, Rafe flees Da'Kin. Yet even with the help of his crew, he can't outrun the new power simmering beneath his skin or the gruesome visions haunting his dreams. A dark spirit calls out to him, and soon he'll have to answer.  

New enemies change the game as the final battle draws near...

Stuck in her spirit form, Cassi is at the mercy of the man she betrayed. Before he wreaks his vengeance, she must tell someone what she witnessed in the sacred nest. A demon walks the earth, an evil no one anticipated. But with all her friendships broken, who among them will believe her?

Prophecies unravel. War arrives. And passions burn, threatening to set the world aflame. Click below to continue this epic adventure!

eBook: Amazon (free in Kindle Unlimited) | No Kindle?
Hardcover: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound
Paperback: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound

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Now, for some more fun--the tour and giveaway!

For the next two weeks, I'll be joined by some absolutely amazing bookstagrammers to celebrate The Dragon and the Queen! At the end of the tour, one winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card PLUS a personalized hardcover edition of The Raven and the Dove! The schedule is posted below :) Be sure you follow along, leave comments, and like all the posts to enter. You can start by visiting my Instagram profile today!

THANK YOU ALL!! Happy reading :)





January 1, 2021

My New Year's Resolutions for 2021!

Like many of you, I'm excited to leave 2020 in the rearview, even with all the wonderful things I have to celebrate from last year (more on that here if you missed my looking back on 2020 blog post!). I hope 2021 will see the return of travel, and social gatherings, and just leaving my house a bit more. Most of all, I hope it brings more health and security to everyone in need! 

I know my baby girl is going to grow up so much over the next twelve months, and I can't wait to experience every moment with her. Even though I'm taking a small step back from work to concentrate on being a mom, I still have plenty to look forward to this year! 

So, without further ado, here are...

My Top Five Author Resolutions of 2021!

1. Publish The Dragon and the Queen!


The Dragon and the Queen is set to go on sale on June 21st, 2021, and I can't wait! This book amps up the action and the stakes for all four main characters, and builds not only on the romance but on all the relationships established in the first two books. My beta readers absolutely loved it, so I really hope you all will too! The ebook is currently available to preorder on Amazon, and I'm hosting a wonderful preorder giveaway with two character cards up for grabs. I'll be updating everyone when the hardcover and paperback editions also become available!


2. Publish more audiobooks!


The Raven and the Dove is my highest selling audiobook already (at least on Audible), so you better believe I'm working on the rest of the series! I'm expecting the files for The Hunter and the Mage from the marvelous narrator, Sarah Sampino, any day now, so the audiobook is imminent! I'll be working with her on the audio for book three too, which will hopefully be available over the summer :) I'd also like to publish more of my backlist in audio, so expect some news about my A Dance of Dragons and Midnight Ice series soon!


3. Publish more hardcovers!

  

One of my favorite things about publishing hardcovers is the ability to make them a bit more special with the unique designs under the dust jacket! I love the naked covers for Once Upon a Curse and The Raven and the Dove, and I can't wait to make more of these special editions for the rest of my young adult backlist. Hopefully I'll be able to get hardcovers available for Midnight Fire, Midnight Ice, and A Dance of Dragons before the year is up!


4. Write the fourth book in The Raven and the Dove!


I've started outlining book four, and I'm hoping to get the entire thing written by the time The Dragon and the Queen goes on sale! I probably won't be releasing it until 2022, but I am excited to start revealing the title, cover, and description later on this year! The series is going to close with a bang!


5. Start working on a new romance series!


It's been a hot second since I released a contemporary romance under my pen name Kay Marie, and with all the craziness of 2020, my heart is longing to return to the bubbly fun of romantic comedies! I've already got a cover for the first book in the new series I'm hoping to launch maybe in the fall of 2021 :) The series will be a fun spin on The Bachelor, so I hope all my fellow Bachelor Nation fans will enjoy it!

And those are my author goals for 2021!!

I'm hoping to find a good balance between being a mom and being an author this year, and I'm confident I will! Even though it might take some time, I think 2021 will be a wonderful year professionally and the beginning of a new chapter for me. We'll take the journey together!

Since I'm a reader first, I also want to highlight some books I'm looking forward to reading this year :) Normally I list a top five, but I have too many books I'm looking forward to this year - and with all the nursing I'm doing, I've been reading more than ever! 

So here is...

My 2021 TBR!

    

   

   

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What books are you most excited for this year? 

Hopefully The Dragon and the Queen :) Leave a comment below with some other titles - I'd love to check them out!

Happy new year! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰