Sunday, December 8, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: Midnight Fire Series by Kaitlyn Davis

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From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer...

The Midnight Fire Series

"With one last look, one final search of the lines of his face for some sign, Kira turned and ran away from the sound of the man she loved laughing in the face of her death."

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.

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Ignite - Chapter 1
Luke took a strand of her hair and wrapped the natural curl around his pointer finger. He stared at it intently, almost as if he were in a trance, and Kira stared at him, stuck.
"Luke, creepy much?" Emma chimed in. Luke dropped the curl immediately, and he and Kira both turned towards Emma. "Whoa, Luke, Kira has your psycho eyes."
"Really? Look at me," Miles asked with a curious expression. "Whoa," was all he said when they looked over at him.
"Let me see," Luke gently held Kira’s chin so she looked into his eyes. She realized why they were comforting before: she had never seen anyone with eyes quite like hers. They were barely green on the outer rim of the iris, but that hue was quickly overtaken by a yellow tint with red and orange specks that almost looked like fire. Most people were weirded out by it, but she liked that she wouldn’t be alone in that, at least for a year. "I didn’t think they’d look the same," Luke said softly. Kira paused at the words Luke clearly had not meant to say out loud.
"Well, obviously you wouldn’t think a complete stranger has the same eyes as you. What’s up with you today, Luke? You’re acting all mysterious." Kira silently thanked Emma for commenting. She was still trying to figure out what he was talking about.
The lunch bell rang and they all stood up. Kira had English with Luke, so he grabbed her arm and started pulling her through the all too confusing hallways she feared she would never figure out. After a few minutes, they arrived at the far side of the building and slid into their seats. More students began trickling in as the bell rang, but no teacher showed up.
"Mr. Bell is notorious for being late to class," Luke leaned over and whispered to Kira.
"Oh, really? How is he still-"
"Lukey," the girl Luke had labeled as a misfit plopped down on top of his desk. She had waist-length, stick-straight black hair and her eyes were impossibly blue, almost like ice. "Hitting on the new girl already? Tsk tsk, you should let her get to know everyone before she’s forced to settle on you."  
"Diana," Luke said tersely. "I thought you graduated." She laughed and her eyes flashed almost white as she stared at Luke.
"No, no. I’m quite content to stay in high school forever. And, I had to wait for my boys." At their mention, the three boys who had been with Diana outside now walked into the classroom. Instantly Kira felt on edge, like there was something else going on here that she was not privy to but was somehow part of. The look on Luke’s face was strained. There was something happening between him and the others that no one else in the classroom but her could feel. She heard laughter and saw students hugging friends they hadn’t seen in a while, but in the back of the classroom there remained only the tension of a rubber band about to snap.
"Jerome, Tristan, John." Luke said each name with a stiff nod. They circled around him. Kira lost interest in the strained conversation and instead studied the newcomers. Jerome had black skin that miraculously seemed pale and the same steel blue eyes. He was built like a football player, like a running back who was speedy yet surprisingly strong. John had sandy blond hair, shaved close to his head, with a thin and streamlined build. Finally, she looked at the guy Luke had called Tristan. He seemed different to her somehow, with jet-black hair that hung over his eyes a little, and barely visible dimples that played on his cheeks. His eyes were also an icy blue, but they seemed deeper to her, like steep ravines she could fall into. He stayed out of the conversation, she noticed, as if lost in his own thoughts—ones that seemed more troublesome than the cutting remarks being doled out by his friends. He had a rebel without a cause look that made him perilous for a girl’s heart.
Suddenly, he turned to Kira and his eyes seemed to brighten a shade when they landed on hers. He stared, and Kira, who was never one to back down, returned his look with interest.
"Who are you?" He asked in a barely audible voice filled with surprise, one just loud enough to attract the attention of his friends and Luke. Kira melted at the sound. He was dangerous she knew, but something about him made her feel safe and afraid at the same time.
"Kira," was all she could respond with.


**Author Interview**

What gave you the inspiration to write the Midnight Fire series?
I've always been a huge fan of vampire lore (what up, Buffy!)! If there was a book, I read it. A television show, I watched it. A movie, I rented it. But I've always thought there is some more epic way they could be killed! Beheading? So old school. Stake through the heart? Too overdone. Sunrise? Talk about passive.
But one day, I was walking on the beach, and suddenly it hit me—the sun! Magical beings who fought vampires by channeling the sun! Once that idea came to fruition, the story just flowed out of me.

Can you describe your Midnight Fire Series in three words?
Thrilling, shocking and, of course, romantic!

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?
So tough! I definitely fell in love with my two leading men, but I have to say my main character Kira has got to be my favorite! She is thrown so many curve balls and her life is turned completely upside down, but she manages to keep it together and persevere. I love a girl who can kick some ass and doesn’t let the boys fight her battles!

Did anything (or anyone) surprise you while writing your series?
Um… everything? I always go into my books with a solid outline, but the story somehow gets away from me and gains a life of its own—and I love that! In particular, the story line for one of my male leads really surprised me :) I can't say which one or I might give the ending away.

What scenes in the books are you most proud of, and why?
If we are talking about the first book, Ignite, I would have to say a scene in the middle of the book that takes place in the school auditorium—if you've read it, you know what I'm talking about! In that moment, I truly believe my series separates from the plethora of paranormal romances out there and blossoms into something entirely its own.

But on the other hand, if we're talking about Scorch, the final book in the series, it would be the second chapter from the end… you'll just have to read it to find out why :)

Is there a message in your series that you want readers to grasp?
Life is a journey and you have to make your own choices. Don't let other people decide your fate for you.

Can you tell us a little about how the covers were designed?
Thank you--I designed them! Fire is just so brilliant and striking, I knew flames would really pop against a black-and-white backdrop. And, well, fire is a VERY important part of my story—it means life for some and death for others, and it defines the course of Kira's life.  

Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?
Trust in yourself and your fans. That is hands down the most important thing about being a writer in my humble opinion. There will always be an agent who rejects you, a reviewer who gives you one star, or someone else out there to hurt you in some way. It's up to the writer to believe in his or her work, to continue pushing forward, and eventually it will payoff. Anytime I get a bad rating, I think about the amazing fans who comment on my Facebook wall, tweet at me or email me, and I know that I'm doing something right.  

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
Write the story you want to tell—don't worry about the trends, or what's popular at the time, or what anyone else might think.  

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?
Anywhere and everywhere! Starbucks and my couch are probably the top two, but I also frequent the library, parks, and occasionally my desk :) Normally, I like to write in the afternoon, but if I’m on a roll I’ll keep going until I fall asleep mid-sentence!

Do you read reviews written about your book?
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 writing endeavor.    

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.

Who is your author idol?
It sounds cliché, but I have to say J.K. Rowling. To have your books touch the lives of so many people—it's incredible! And even more so, I love that she took a chance on a new post-Harry project that was just completely different than anything she had written before. That takes guts!

State 5 random facts about yourself.
1) I'm scarily obsessed with puppies.
2) I chipped a tooth while surfboarding.
3) I'm a complete candy cane hoarder around Christmastime.
4) I love chick flicks—the cheesier, the better!
5) I detox with reality TV… and justify it as character research.

What's up next for you?
In Feb 2014, I'll be launching a new young adult epic fantasy series—think Game of Thrones meets Graceling! The first book is called The Shadow Soul, and it is about two magic wielding lost souls. A girl, Jinji, who can weave master illusions, and a boy, Whylrhen, who can pull burning flames into his flesh. But neither of them knows what they are truly capable of until a chance encounter brings them together. For their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time—an age of myth that is about to be reborn…


***Praise for the Midnight Fire Series***

"The writing is effortlessly mind blowing. I could not put this entire series down. Once you're hooked, you won't either because it'll eat you up not knowing what happened! And then you'll pick a team like I did and you'll fall in love with all the characters and you'll want all the bad guys to die horribly! Just trust me when I say it really is your loss to miss out on this series! It's a blaze of glory!" - Happy Tales and Tails Blog

"Kaitlyn Davis writes some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book; they are fast paced and so well delivered making this more than just a silly romance." - Reflections of a Bookworm

"The only downside to this series, is that it ended. But the ending was beautiful." - My Seryniti

"Kira isn't a human girl who is one dimensional and in love with a vampire. She's a well-thought out character who comes to life from the pages and steals into your heart. Read the books. Do it." - Urban Girl Reader

"I love and hate how fast of a read this was! I love it because I couldn't get enough of it and hate it because once I finished I wanted more!" - I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read

"I really enjoyed Ms Davis's writing, I was riveted throughout and was eager to see what would happen - 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


About the Author
Kaitlyn Davis has always been a writer. She grew up duct taping her novels together, started writing complete manuscripts in high school and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, Kaitlyn decided it was finally time to actually give her dream career a chance. So, of course, she started writing a young adult paranormal romance series -- and no, she's not jumping on the bandwagon. She has been a true paranormal supporter for her entire life! She blames her obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, her all-time favorite television show. And, before anyone asks: Yes, she owns every season... even the post WB ones! Kaitlyn especially challenges anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires! Other culprits of her paranormal obsession are some of her favorite authors: J.K. Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.

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  1. Thank you so much for joining in the blitz and helping to celebrate my series!! I hope your readers enjoy learning more about Midnight Fire!

    1. My pleasure! I think many readers will enjoy this series... I know I am very intrigued! Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Love vampire lore! I also love the various different ways many authors write on vampire lore as well! I'm absolutely intrigued with the unique worlds they create. The Midnight Fire series is one such unique concept that I am definitely excited to read!