Thursday, February 2, 2017

Top Ten Writing Must-Haves by Kaitlyn Davis, Author of Frost

Welcome to Kaitlyn Davis, author of Frost with her Top 10 writing must-haves!

Top Ten Writing Must-Haves

I’m sure this list is a little different for every author or aspiring-author out there, but here are mine J

1. Computer

Some writers use a notebook, some dictate into a microphone, some probably do other things, but I couldn’t live without my computer! Give me Microsoft Word, a blank page, and a keyboard, and I’m good to go J

2. Coffee Maker

I’m a bonafide coffee addict! I know I should quit the caffeine, but I just can’t sit down at my desk to write without a steaming cup of coffee. It would feel all sorts of wrong.

3. Bookish Mug

To go with my coffee addiction, of course J I have a whole shelf of mugs and the collection just keeps on growing! But sometimes when I’m stuck on a hard scene, I love reading a quote from a book I love or about reading/writing—it gives me that extra little push I needed to power through!

4. Idea Journal

While I write all my books on the computer, my ideas are stored in a journal! Anytime any interesting thought or idea pops into my head, I jot it down in this notebook to expand upon later—or to forget entirely. Sometimes it might be a character, or a specific scene, or even just a sentence. I write it all down. And the ideas I go back to, the ones that seem to keep repeating in the back of my mind, are the ones I know I need to pursue!

5. Fancy Pen

When I published my first book, my family bought me a very fancy Montblanc pen. I used it to endorse my first ever royalty payment and to sign my first ever autographed copy! And even though I now tend to sign books with a brightly colored permanent marker, I still break out my fancy pen for special occasions…and the memories make me grin like a giddy school girl each time J

6. Candles

I know a lot of writers who use music to set the mood when they’re sitting down for a monster writing session, but for me, it’s candles! I have candles of all different types and all different scents all over my home. For some reason, the fire and the smell soothe me and make the words flow. 

7. Overflowing Bookshelf

My desk is sandwiched between two overflowing bookshelves, but that’s the way I love it! All of my favorite novels and bookish trinkets and photos and quotes are crammed on those wooden shelves. They might not be the prettiest thing, but when I sit down at my desk, having so much great literature around just makes me want to write. And if I’m ever stuck, I can pause, take a moment to look around, and I get inspired all over again.

8. An Accountant

I’m a writer, not a numbers girl J

9. Inspiration Place

I have two—my shower and the beach where my family has a summer home! Obviously, I prefer long walks on the beach when I can just let my mind wander, but I unfortunately don’t have the unlimited funds required to fly to the beach whenever I have writer’s block J Sometimes, the shower is what has to do!

10. Amazing Fans

Whether they’re your parents, your siblings, your best friends, or a whole slew of people you’ve never met, every author and aspiring-author needs wonderful fans. I’m fortunate enough to have more than I ever imagined, and I can’t even put into words how much that means to me! Sometimes when I’m drowning in self-doubt, just knowing there are other people out there who understand my work and love it too is all I need to push through!

Midnight Ice Book One

Kaitlyn Davis

YA Paranormal Romance
January 26, 2017

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!

**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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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:

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