October 31, 2018

#IGWritersOct Week 4+!

I decided to participate in this super fun Instagram challenge for the month of Oct called #IGWritersOct! Every day of Oct, we're given a new prompt about our books, our inspirations, our writing preferences, and more :) Then we post a photo along with a fun caption!

If you want to get the daily update/post, you can follow me on Instagram (@KaitlynDavisBooks), or I'll be posting weekly updates here on my website.


And now, last up, here's week 4+!

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 22 - Your #WIP


I just sent #StolenGoods off to my beta readers! Excited to hear what they think! And while the manuscript is with them, I’ll be outlining the third and final book in the #ToCatchAThief series, Off the Grid πŸ’•πŸ€žπŸ‘©‍πŸ’» #bookstagram #amwriting #authorlife

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 23 - Writing Drinks


The only thing I drink while writing is coffee, but that’s boring, so I’m reposting this awesome #bookstagram by @thebookwormdrinketh instead! It’s the first time I’ve ever had a signature cocktail selected for one of my books, so cool! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸŽŠ
*
#Repost @thebookwormdrinketh - 
Hot Pursuit by Kaitlyn Davis/Kay Marie is Best Served with a Viva Puff Shot! Find out why and get the recipe at https://thebookwormdrinketh.com

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 24 - Literary Fun


We are getting wild and crazy with some #bookspinepoetry! Let me tell you, we authors know how to have a good time! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But really, I’ve always wanted to try this and today’s prompt seemed appropriate!
*
A shadow bright and burning
A torch against the night
Winds of fury
Winds of fate
Ignite
Before I fall
Thunderstruck

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 25 - Lazy Writing Tip


Give yourself time to recharge and be lazy if you need it 😊 Whenever I finish a manuscript, I take the next day either entirely off or very easy, just to give my mind a break! Listen to your body, sometimes a little time away does wonders 😘😘 #writingtips #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #amwriting

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 26 - Character Inspiration

 

My devilish thief-on-the-run Thaddeus Ryder and his daydreaming cake designer (and accidental kidnappee) Addison Abbot! Inspiration boards for the two leads of my upcoming #romcom#StolenGoods! πŸ’—πŸ€©πŸ’—

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 27 - Your Office


I call this, “how to take a photo of your desk when your bookshelves are currently a disaster” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But seriously, the beauty of a secretary desk is I can just close the lid and voila, clean! #wherethemagichappens #authorlife #bookstagram

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 28 - Writer Friends


One of my good friends, @mgarciawrites, has an AMAZING book going on sale in Nov! She’s got a fab pre-order campaign and all the details are below πŸ˜΅πŸ˜πŸ™Œ
*
Excited to finally share The Resolutions Pre-Order Swag! If you are kind enough to pre-order you will snag: ⭐️A blue or purple tote (colors while supplies last!)
⭐️4 decals ⭐️Signed bookmark
⭐️Signed bookplate
PLUS if you order w/ @wordbookstoresyou'll get a signed & personalized copy! For details visit the link.

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 29 - Rejections


I love photography! It’s something I do just for me, not to share, because I enjoy it—and sometimes, I like to think of writing the same way! Even though one is a hobby and one is my career, art is art and it’s something highly personal. Every one of my books has received a 5-star review, and every one has received a 1-star review. It’s impossible to please everyone! Rejection is just part of the job. But I write for me, I write the stories of my heart, which makes it a lot easier to embrace the love my work receives and shrug off the rest 😁😁 #authorlife #authorsofinstagram

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 30 - Spooky Writing Tale


Once upon a time, an innocent author was out on a walk, minding her own business, when a zombie broke out of the ground and snatched her book! πŸ˜±πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ Only one day until Halloween, and I have a spooktacular surprise—the entire #MidnightIce series is now #freeinKU! Yay! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ Happy reading!


~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 31 - October Wrap Up


πŸŽƒ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! πŸŽƒ My #MidnightFire covers were made for this holiday πŸ‘» If you’ve never read them, Ignite is currently #free wherever ebooks are sold!

Today is also the last day of #IGWritersOct and the theme is October Wrap Up! This month, I finalized the manuscript of Stolen Goods and sent it off to my beta readers, I outlined Off the Grid, I continued work on a secret little side project, and finally, I checked a number of marketing things off my list! Big month, but they always seem to be, lol!

~~~

Thanks so much for following along! I hope you enjoyed this October Instagram challenge as much as I did :)

Now onto November and Thanksgiving! The holiday season is here!!!
Blogger Tricks

October 24, 2018

#IGWritersOct Week 3!

I decided to participate in this super fun Instagram challenge for the month of Oct called #IGWritersOct! Every day of Oct, we're given a new prompt about our books, our inspirations, our writing preferences, and more :) Then we post a photo along with a fun caption!

If you want to get the daily update/post, you can follow me on Instagram (@KaitlynDavisBooks), or I'll be posting weekly updates here on my website.


And now, onto week 3 :)

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 15 - #MotivationMonday


Woke up to this amazing tweet 😭😍 My readers are my motivation, my inspiration, and my confidence boost when I need one! Hearing from you guys always means the absolute world to me! #authorlife #authorsofinstagram

~~~

#IGWritersOct Days 14 & 16 - Mini & Major Writing Goals


The cover reveal for Stolen Goods is on the 16th (yay!!) so I combined the day 16 challenge with today’s! Please ignore the terrible handwriting...I’ve been told it means I’m creative πŸ˜±πŸ˜†πŸ˜±πŸ˜† #amwriting #authorlife #writinggoals

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 17 - Writer Secret


The love triangle that made some readers love me, some love to hate me, and some downright mad, was unplanned! 😱🀯 But that’s part of the fun in writing—sometimes your characters surprise you! Even though I’m a plotter, I never quite know where a story or a series is going until it’s done!

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 18 - Favorite Writing Spot


Home :) Sometimes my desk, sometimes the kitchen table, the couch, or the porch, but always with this little one! πŸ‘©‍πŸ’»πŸ• #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #doglife #dogmom

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 19 - Notebook


Organized chaos πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ These pages are full of to do lists, brainstorming ideas, editing notes, world maps, character profiles, plot arcs—you name it, I’ve scribbled about it! #amwriting #amediting #authorlife

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 20 - #ThrowbackThursday ... on Saturday 😜


Here’s a throwback to when I received my first check back in 2011! I think it was for like $12 lol but it’s still the best money I’ve ever made! πŸ˜†πŸ˜† #authorlife #indieauthor

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 21 - Title Envy


Sent Stolen Goods off to my beta readers πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰ 
Celebrating with this insane cucumber pedicure... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Also, today is #IGWritersOct Day 21 - Title Envy: Coming up with titles is one of my least favorite aspects of writing! Literally, the worst! My Confessions series titles are probably my favorite of mine, and here are a few titles I adore (and am so jealous I didn’t think of, lol!): One of Us Is Lying, Dorothy Must Die, Wallbanger, The Day the Crayons Quit, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and All the Light We Cannot See... just to name a few! #booktitles #favoritebooktitles

~~~



October 20, 2018

**Announcement** Midnight Ice is moving into KU!

Midnight Ice is moving into Kindle Unlimited in November!!


It's been a while since I've tried making any of my YA exclusive to Amazon, so I thought I would do a test run with my Midnight Ice series :) 

BUT this means anyone who purchases their ebooks somewhere besides Amazon has only 10 DAYS to grab copies of the series from the other stores! I wanted to send a shout out in case you are in the middle of the series or have been meaning to buy copies!

Here are a whole bunch of links just in case!

Midnight Ice: Books 1 & 2
Amazon | iBooks | Google Play | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords

Midnight Ice: Books 3 & 4
Amazon | iBooks | Google Play | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords

Frost

Freeze

Fracture

Shatter
Amazon | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo | Smashwords


Woohoo!! :)

October 17, 2018

#IGWritersOct Week 2!

I decided to participate in this super fun Instagram challenge for the month of Oct called #IGWritersOct! Every day of Oct, we're given a new prompt about our books, our inspirations, our writing preferences, and more :) Then we post a photo along with a fun caption!

If you want to get the daily update/post, you can follow me on Instagram (@KaitlynDavisBooks), or I'll be posting weekly updates here on my website.


Here's week 2!

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 8 - Writing Tools


This photo pretty much sums it up! My computer, my notebook, my calendar, a few sweets, and a big ol’ cup of joe! Some inspiration doesn’t hurt either... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #amwriting

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 9 - #TeaserTuesday


So excited to share this first sneak peek at #StolenGoods, the second book in my To Catch A Thief series!! What happens when a bad boy and a good girl go on the run? You’ve got to read it to find out 😜❤️πŸ”₯ Don’t miss the cover reveal on the 16th!! Yay! #kaymarie #bookstagram #ireadromance

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 10 - Your Favorite Advice


It’s impossible to pick a single favorite piece of advice, but I do love this quote (and I do love Joss Whedon! #buffyfanforlife) ❤️❤️ Stories should never be all one thing—even the most horrific tale should provide a moment to smile, even the sweetest romance should ping with a beat of sadness. Life is never just one thing, so art shouldn’t be either. The ups and down, the juxtapositions, keep it interesting. πŸ“πŸ‘©‍πŸ’»A few more quotes I love:
*
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” - Sylvia Plath
*
“You can’t edit a blank page.” - Jodi Picoult
*
“The first draft of everything is shit.” - Ernest Hemingway

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 11 - Your Books


Well...here they are! 😱🀯🀩 Not sure how I went from secretly publishing my first book back in 2011 to needing two shelves and a selfie stick to fit them all in a photo! I’m so happy and lucky to be living my dream! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all my amazing readers for making this happen!

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 12 - Books That Inspire You


Here’s a very, very small selection of books that have inspired me! Some inspired my dream of being an author, others inspire me to work harder, to be better, and to try new things! While these are some of my absolute favorite books/authors, there are many more πŸ’–πŸ’– Every time I pick up a new book, I learn something, which is, in and of itself, inspiring!

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 13 - 13th Page of Your WIP


If you don’t like this excerpt from #StolenGoods, I’m going to sic my dog on you... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ JK! I’d be impressed if you could even read it (yes, I actually do write all my manuscripts in TNR 12pt font, single spaced 🀦‍♀️)! Here’s a teaser from the page: “He’d have to be smooth. Charming. Stick a one-hundred watt smile on his face and beguile her with his dimples. Hell, they’d pulled him out of more than one sticky situation.” #bookstagram #kaymarie #teaser

~~~

#IGWritersOct Days 14 & 16 - Mini & Major Writing Goals


The cover reveal for Stolen Goods is on the 16th (yay!!) so I combined the day 16 challenge with today’s! Please ignore the terrible handwriting...I’ve been told it means I’m creative πŸ˜±πŸ˜†πŸ˜±πŸ˜† #amwriting #authorlife #writinggoals

PS. If you want to see that cover reveal, just head to my blog post!

~~~



October 16, 2018

STOLEN GOODS Cover Reveal!! :)

Happy Stolen Goods cover reveal day!! 

I love all the colors 😍😍The release date is Jan 7, 2019, but you can pre-order a copy now!


Without further ado...

...

...

...

THE COVER!


Catch Me If You Can meets Tangled in this funny and feel-good romantic suspense, 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 fairytale 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 girl good meets a bad boy, sparks are bound to fly. But this conman is about to discover the only thing he can't steal is her heart...

Here are the links again in case you want to pre-order your copy :)
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 Stolen Goods goes on sale!





October 8, 2018

#IGWritersOct Week 1!

I decided to participate in this super fun Instagram challenge for the month of October called #IGWritersOct! Every day of Oct, we're given a new prompt about our books, our inspirations, our writing preferences, and more :) Then we post a photo along with a fun caption!

If you want to get the daily update/post, you can follow me on Instagram (@KaitlynDavisBooks), or I'll be posting weekly updates here on my website.

Hope you enjoy learning more about me and my books!

PS. Don't forget to check out the rest of the recaps :)
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4+

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 1 - October Goals


To stay positive and have fun! I’m starting Oct the right way with a trip to Iceland (it’s absolutely gorgeous!!), and I want to maintain this momentum! I just finished the rough draft of Stolen Goods, so the next few weeks will be editing, editing, and more editing. This part of the writing process is my least favorite because it’s when allllll the doubts creep in. I want to make Stolen Goods the absolute best it can be, but also don’t want to be too hard on myself which can be a tough balance to find. So here’s to finishing Oct the way I started it, with great vibes and sense of adventure :) #authorlife #adventures #goals

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 2 - πŸ“šBooks & Flowers🌷


Confessions was my first romantic comedy series writing under my pseudonym Kay Marie :) I just adore these characters and I still haven’t written out revisiting their stories, perhaps with Bridget or maybe Blythe as the lead this time! Skye and Ollie ended book 2 exactly where I wanted them to be ❤️❤️ The duology is #FreeinKU!

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 3 - Inspiration Boards


Here’s my inspiration board for my WIP #TheRavenandTheDove, an avian-inspired retelling of Tristan & Isolde complete with winged characters and floating kingdoms πŸ™ŒπŸ’•πŸ™Œ Expect lots of magic, romance, action, and of course shocking surprises! On sale in Fall 2019, but you can add it on Goodreads now :)

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 4 - Signed Books


Ugh, I hate my signature but I’m posting this to stick to theme 😳😬That being said...signing my own books never gets old!! It’s honestly one of the best feelings in the world ❤️❤️PS: This book is going to one of my newsletter subscribers! I hosted an exclusive giveaway to thank them all for being so awesome! #bookstagram #hotpursuit #signedbooks

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 5 - Unused Book Titles


Here are a few old manuscripts and ideas from my high school/college days that never turned into anything! I’ve also got a running list on my cell phone/in a notebook of title ideas and concepts that aren’t books yet...but could be πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ #authorlife #bookstagram #amwriting

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 6 - Book Spines


All my books πŸ€©πŸ™ŒπŸ’– About seven years of work, with plenty more to come in the future! So blessed this is my job!

~~~

#IGWritersOct Day 7 - Writing Pet Peeves


Full disclosure...I’ve probably done all of these things in my books πŸ™…Writing and reading are so subjective, one person’s insta-love might be another person’s ideal romance! What might be intricate world-building to one reader could be totally insufficient to another! I guess that’s just part of the fun and madness of crafting a book 😜😜 #authorlife #amwriting #authorsofinstagram

~~~