Monday, February 6, 2017

Blog Tour: Frost by Kaitlyn Davis with Giveaway!

Frost (Midnight Ice Book One) 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 26th 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

Even the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded…
Life's tough for a vampire thief on the run—just ask Pandora Scott, she knows. Four years ago she ran away from home after everyone she loved betrayed her. But now her annoyingly grown up (and handsome) ex boyfriend is stalking her, begging her to return. A mysterious vamp with a particularly dangerous (and sexy) stare keeps popping unexpectedly into her life. The extremely powerful head vampire of New York is hunting her down because she may or may not have broken into his highly-secure, highly-secretive personal vault. And the fate she's been trying to outrun? Well, it's about to catch up. Because even a super-speedy vamp with the ability to disappear can't escape her own destiny.
A brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling series with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads! Fans will enjoy special appearances from Kira, Luke and Tristan while falling in love with the new characters and new adventure of Midnight Ice.

*Please note, you do not need to read the books of Midnight Fire to enjoy Frost (Midnight Ice Book 1). They are two standalone series with character crossover. 


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If you haven't read the bestselling Midnight Fire series, you can get the first two books free when you buy the entire series at once!
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**Over 200,000 Copies of the Midnight Fire Series Sold!**

**Over 5000 5-Star Reviews on Goodreads!** 

Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn't know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she's dating one.

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they're keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan's lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.
From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Books included in this bundle:
Ignite - Book One
Simmer - Book Two
Blaze - Book Three
Scorch - Book Four
Burn - An Anniversary Novella

Rave Reviews for the Midnight Fire series!

"The writing is effortlessly mind-blowing. I could not put this entire series down." 
- Happy Tales and Tails Blog

"Read the books. Do it." 
- Urban Girl Reader 

"Some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book." 
- Reflections of a Bookworm

"I was riveted throughout … there was drama, danger, action and romance that was wonderfully detailed and described." 
- Obsession With Books 

"You'll make friends with Kira, choose sides with Tristan and Luke, and fall in love with the story at heart about a girl with so bright a future...even shades aren't gonna cut it."
 - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers


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Interview about the author, me!

Here’s an interview with me, all about my writing process, inspirations, author life, and more!

Okay, let's start off easy! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi everyone! I’m Kaitlyn Davis, Kay Marie, and just Kaitlyn to my friends :) Wait, you said start off easy right? Well, the life of a writer is always a little complicated, a side effect of living in my own head so much! 

I write young and new adult fantasy series under the name Kaitlyn Davis, and I write contemporary romances under the name Kay Marie! My most popular series is probably my paranormal romance, Midnight Fire, but I've also written an epic fantasy series, A Dance of Dragons, a chick lit series, Confessions, and a twisted fairy tale series, Once Upon A Curse! My newest book, Frost (Midnight Ice Book 1), is the first book in my new spin-off series to Midnight Fire, and it’s a paranormal adventure seeped in vampire and Greco-Roman lore.  

How would you describe your writing style?

Ooh, tough! Each of my series has a different sort of mood and feel—from vampire adventure to fantasy fairy tale to swashbuckling sword and sorcery to laugh-out-loud romance—so each writing style is a little different! Overall, I would say I'm a sucker for an emotional rollercoaster ride that takes me from smiles to tears and always ends in a happily ever after! 

Where do you get your ideas?

Anywhere and everywhere! I have a running list of crazy ideas in the notes section of my cell phone, and I’m constantly updating it! For my fantasies, a lot of my ideas come from dreams or quotes or artwork I’ve found online. And for my contemporary romances, many more of the ideas were inspired by real life! 

It's a pretty safe bet that anytime I'm staring off into space, I'm really just brainstorming some crazy idea that just popped into my head! My Once Upon A Curse series was first inspired by an idea I had while watching a Disney movie—what if fairy tale characters suddenly jumped out of the screen and into real life? Somehow that morphed into a post-apocalyptic world where a fantasy universe collided with earth, bringing evil queens and magic into our technological world. 

What is the most important thing you've learned as a writer?

Trust in yourself and your fans. In my humble opinion, that is the most important thing I've learned! There will always be an agent who rejects you, a reviewer who gives you one star, or someone else out there to hurt your confidence in some way. But you as the writer must believe in your work and must keep pushing forward. Anytime I have any trouble believing in myself, I think of all of my amazing fans who reach out with such enthusiastically kind words, and I know at least a few other people out there believe in me too. 

My new series, Midnight Ice, was actually inspired by all of the incredible responses I've received from my fans—a sort of thank you for all of the wonderful support! So many people reached out wanting more from my Midnight Fire characters and world, and that really pushed me to pursue a spin-off adventure!

Do you ever read reviews written about your books?

Definitely! The great ones are amazing, and provide a much-needed ego-boost for those moments of complete self-doubt, but bad reviews have their place as well. No writer is perfect—at least I'm certainly not! And anytime someone gives useful criticism, I use it to improve upon my next project. 

What’s the hardest part of writing a book?

What comes after! During the writing process, I get totally lost in my own world and I let the characters take me on a journey. But after, I'm thrown back into real life and that's when the doubts creep in! Will people like it? Does it suck? Is it totally boring? Is the romance completely flat? Can people see the curveball coming from a mile away? The hardest part about writing is cutting off those questions and trusting in the book I spent so much time crafting.

What sort of heroines do you like?

I love a girl who can kick some ass! A lot of my female leads have been insane fighters with mystical powers, commanding leaders with a take-no-prisoners attitude, headstrong and willful girls who go with their gut and trust their instincts. A lot of the time, these are not only my favorite characters to write but also to read, because I love living vicariously through their stories, and imagining myself in the role.  

But I also think it's important to realize that a girl doesn't have to know how to throw a punch in order to be a strong warrior! Mental strengths like cleverness and cunning and bravery are just as important, if not more so! I mean, one of my favorite characters of all time is Hermione. Sure, she could hold her own in a fight, but courage, loyalty, and intelligence were her true powers! 

Okay, what about the heroes?

I’ll admit it—I’m a sucker for the good guy! I know, I know—that’s not the normal response. Obviously, I love indulging in a bad boy or two (or three or four…). They’re so different from any man I would date in real life, and vicariously experiencing the dangers without any of the consequences is sort of awesome—unless there’s no happily ever after, and then my heart just feels ripped out for no reason! 

Okay…back to the topic! But really, I have a soft spot for the good guys! Why can’t the knight in shining armor actually be a knight in shining armor? Sometimes, the nice guy who treats the girl right is sexy as hell—in real life for sure, but in literature too! 

Now add a little shell of brooding darkness to that nice guy, and I'm done for!

Can you tell us 5 random facts about yourself?

1) My husband and I just rescued a Pomeranian/Dachshund mix who is the most adorable little pup in the world!
2) Pertaining to the above, I've become a neurotic dog mom in addition to being an author :) 
3) I'm a sucker for seasonal candies and become a hoarder for candy canes, candy corn and chocolate eggs around the holidays!
4) I sort of love a cheesy moment or two in books and movies—Rom Coms are my jam!
5) I'm secretly obsessed with reality game shows and dream of being on Survivor or Amazing Race! And if I wasn't married to the love of my life, let's be honest, The Bachelorette!

What project are you working on now?

Too many! Always, too many! My mind works at a mile a minute and I'm constantly getting new ideas for a project to outline or brainstorm at a later date!

Right now, I'm focusing on the sequel to Frost because I’ve been feeling completely inspired by the story and just needed to dive in immediately. After that? Well, I’ll either work on the next book in Midnight Ice, the next book in Once Upon A Curse, or maybe a new contemporary romance for my pen name! Whatever inspires me when the time comes  

Last but not least, top ten snacks while writing!

Ooh, only ten? But snacking is one of my writer’s block reliefs… :) Okay, here goes!

Coffee
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses
Diet Coke
Frozen Pineapple Slices
Frozen Mango Slices
Popcorn
Yogurt Covered Raisins 
Skittles
Apples
And, okay, coffee again! I’m a bit of an addict!

Thanks for stopping by. 

Thank you so much for having me!!  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com To stay up-to-date with all of Kaitlyn's new releases, sign up for her new release newsletter here: TinyLetter.com/KaitlynDavisBooks

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Book Blitz: SeQuence Aligned (The Heart of the Ocean #2) by Lorraine M.L.M. with Giveaway!

SeQuence Aligned (The Heart of the Ocean #2)
by Lorraine M.L.M.
Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: February 1st 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

Alessia and Dante’s love has blossomed. Their Sequence of Hearts is sturdier than ever, but the shield that protects Tuscania is weakening and an invasion is imminent. Everyone knows Alessia's new-found power is the key--especially Alessia. Unfortunately, the energy inside her is unstable and expediting her training could have devastating consequences. But that's exactly what must be done.

Whisked away to a secluded training facility, Alessia is forced to put aside all distractions, including Dante, to fully focus on the Sequence of Peace.

But power always comes at a price. When Dante falls deathly ill, Alessia abandons her training to go to him, but she never makes it. Instead, she's kidnapped and dragged outside the shield where she's more helpless than she was back on Earth. As the captive of a vengeful madman, Alessia has only her wits and her will to save herself and the world she's come to cherish.

  

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SeQuence (The Heart of the Ocean #1)
by Lorraine M.L.M.
Release Date: November 2nd 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Alessia Appleton is desperate. She's desperate to silence the voices inside her head, but being committed to an island asylum has only made them worse. Still, at least there's the ocean. Water is the one thing that blocks Alessia from hearing the thoughts of those around her. Complete submersion is her only relief. So, when she gets the chance to escape her wardens and the voices, Alessia takes it. She dives into the sea and a giant wave drags her under.

When she comes to, one thing is clear--either Alessia's completely lost her mind, or she's not on Earth anymore.

Instead, she finds herself in a world with two moons, a complex undersea society, a long-lost grandmother, and a drool-worthy young man named Dante Erajion. However, it doesn't take long for Alessia to realise that a new world comes with all kinds of new rules and new problems. In Zeneshia sequence takes precedence over chance, and Alessia's arrival has set off the Foretold Sequence of Hearts, shifting the future to a dire series of choices between Life, Love, and Death.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Love Stories New Talent Award



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About the Author

Lorraine M.L.M writes young adult romantic fiction. Her love for reading prompted her passion for writing. She loves all genres of romance but has a special and inherent interest in Fantasy/Romance in particular uplifting and thought provoking fiction. Her YA Fantasy/Romance debut novel, SeQuence was shortlisted for the 2015 Love Stories New Talent Award.

When she’s not writing, she can be found gazing into the distance thinking about writing.

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Cover Reveal: Ares Road by James L. Weaver


Ares Road
James L. Weaver

(Jake Caldwell, #2)
Published by: Lakewater Press
Publication date: March 2nd 2017
Genres: Adult, Thriller

With his days as a mob enforcer behind him, Jake Caldwell’s trying to go straight.
But it seems his past won’t let him go.
His first job working as a private investigator turns up a teenage girl screaming down a dead man’s cell phone, and Logan, his mentor and the only man with answers, beaten into a coma.
Now Jake’s taking it personally.
The only clues Jake has to unravel the mystery are a Russian with a stolen, silver briefcase and three names: Snell, Parley and Ares. Teaming up with his best friend Bear, the Sheriff of his home town, and an attractive FBI agent, Jake quickly discovers they’re not the only ones looking for the briefcase and its deadly contents.
It’s no longer about seeking revenge.
The thrilling second book in the Jake Caldwell series is a heart-stopping ride that won’t disappoint fans.



Grab book 1 – Poor Boy Road – for only 99c for a limited time!

Author Bio:

James L Weaver is the Kansas City author of the Jake Caldwell series featuring IAN Thriller of the Year finalist Poor Boy Road and soon to be released Ares Road from Lakewater Press. He makes his home in Olathe, Kansas with his wife of 19 years and two children. His previous publishing credits include a six part story called “The Nuts” and his 5-star rated debut novel Jack & Diane which is available on Amazon.com. Author note: a handful of the raters are actually not related to him.

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Nicole put her things down, not wanting anything to be in her hands when she picked up the disgusting book. She reached for it, but hesitated. Already, she could sense warmth coming from the leather cover, and she wasn’t even touching it. Its magical pulses were different from the other items—they seemed to drip off the book like sweat.
Nicole hesitated, but wasn’t sure why. It wasn’t as if something bad would happen, right? She took a deep breath and placed her hands on the book. It shivered under her touch and she cringed, pulling back. The sensation of warm leather made her flesh crawl, and she rubbed her hands and arms on her jeans, trying to get the feeling to go away.
Come on, Nicole. Don’t wimp out.
Without letting herself think about it, she picked up the book and lifted the cover.
A wind rushed over her, blowing her hair back, roaring in her ears. She caught a brief whiff of tobacco smoke before the surge of air reversed and sucked the breath out of her lungs, making her gasp.
The floor under her quaked. The book vibrated. The leather on the cover moved, muscles beneath it flexing. Nicole tried to drop the book, but couldn’t. She was unable to control her hands or fingers. They clenched so tightly, they ached. A shadow covered the pages of the book, preventing her from reading.
What was going on? She gasped again, trying to breathe against the strong wind. She felt someone touch her shoulder, but she couldn’t move. Her fingers still clung to the book. The shadow on the pages shifted, roiled, and turned toward her, the brief outline of a face visible. It watched her for several moments.
Nicole . . .
The voice was soft, deep. A strange yearning inside her made her want to read the book, to understand. To join the owner of the voice, though she didn’t know where or what he was.
The wind slowed to a gentle and familiar caress across her cheek. Familiar?
Then suddenly, it all stopped. The book fell from her hands and slammed itself shut. She backed away, her arms, legs—everything—shaking.
“What happened?” Professor Coolidge asked next to her, making her jump.
“I—I don’t know.” Nicole tried to smooth her hair, but her hands shook too much. She tucked them under her arms. “It said my name . . . and there was a shadow. In-inside it.”
Coolidge lifted the leather book. His mouth popped open in surprise. “You’ve activated a force within it—something alive.” He looked at her, fear and worry on his face. “How did you do that?”
Nicole shook her head. “I don’t know,” she repeated.
Professor Coolidge put the book back on the table. “I’m not sure what to say, other than the book is much more powerful than it used to be.” He peered at her, scrutinizing her. “And I’d love to know why it called to you, why you woke it up, when so many others have not.”
 


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