Good morning, peeps! Welcome to the blog tour for Frost, by Kaitlyn Davis! This is the first book in the Midnight Ice series which is a spin off series for the Midnight Fire series =D
by Kaitlyn Davis
Midnight Ice #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 26th, 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 crossovers.
*read more for a guest post with the author that told us 5 reasons why she writes YA, an excerpt, spotlights for the three main characters of the book, purchase links and a giveaway!*
Frost is available in both ebook and paperback formats at our favorite book sellers =D
With the word… Kaitlyn Davis!
Five Reasons Why I Write YA
I write young adult fiction and I’m proud of it! No shame. No struggle to admit the truth. Nothing but pride in my craft and in all the other books next to mine on the shelves!
Readers and writers of YA are often met with derision, a fact I really can’t wrap my head around. I’ve had people ask if I write YA because writing for adults is too difficult. I mean, really? There are so many stereotypes surrounding YA—that it’s poorly written, not great literature, easy to read, dumbed down, simplistic, trashy, and the list goes on and on.
So today, I want to celebrate this genre and the reasons I LOVE writing it 🙂
1) Coming of age characters! Teenage years are the most emotionally charged years of anyone’s life! More dramatic! More passionate! More intense! And I love writing characters who are in the thick of self-discovery and are still struggling through the highs and lows of becoming the person they are meant to be.
2) Fast-paced plots! Personally, I prefer writing an arresting tale over a beautiful sentence any day of the week. YA novels tend to focus more heavily on enthralling plots and intriguing characters, and less on flowery prose. Whereas many adult novels have left me dragging to get to the end, I fly through most YA books. Do I want beautiful writing no matter what I read? Yes, absolutely! But I want that writing to come with an unputdownable story.
3) No need for explicit anything! Okay, I’m a total prude—I’ll admit it! I don’t think I could write an explicit sex scene even if an enraged fan put a gun to my head! It’s just not my personality. So I love that with YA there is no pressure to do so. I write a little bit of contemporary romance in addition to my YA, and this is a huge problem I struggle with in those novels that I don’t even have to think about with my YA work.
4) Genre Blending is Encouraged! Take my Once Upon A Curse series, for example—this series is a mash up of the romance, fantasy, fairy tale, and dystopian genres. And that’s what makes it so much fun to write! Walk into any book store and it’s obvious that adult literature is very strictly categorized—romance over here, sci-fi over here, thrillers here, and literature here. But with YA, everything is mixed and there are no rules, allowing for much more creative freedom!
5) Constantly Evolving Trends! Similar to the above, the major trends in YA fiction are always changing and adapting. One year it is paranormal romance, and then the next gritty dystopian, then realistic contemporary. While I don’t write in order to follow trends, I do find them incredibly inspiring, pushing me to find a new way to look at a story or a genre!
What are your favorite things about reading or writing YA fiction?
I have never stopped to question my love for YA! =O But I do think that seeing people with an age close to mine most of the times realizing their dreams and overcoming social challenges just like I have to is quite encouraging. Hmm, I need to give this more thought!
All she wanted to do now was forget. Forget Jax, forget everything he’d stirred up, forget her birthday. So, she downed another bloody cocktail, this time O-negative. And another after that. She let the feeding frenzy take over, let the high of fresh life wash through her.
And lost herself in the blood and the music and the touch of other cold bodies just like hers, searching for that little spark of life, reveling in it.
“You look good enough to eat,” a sultry voice whispered in her ear.
Pandora whipped around lightning fast, flashing her fangs. “I bite.”
The man smiled, lips practically dripping with sin. “Me too.”
Normally, this was when she’d punch and run. Seduction wasn’t really her thing. It just made her think of another boy and another time she’d never get back. But tonight was different. Tonight she wanted to be free. Tonight she was determined to move on, to move forward.
So she grinned back, taking the stranger in. And really, a girl could do worse, much worse. He was tall, broad, with bright golden hair that seemed almost aflame in the darkness of the club. His vampire-blue eyes were just as bright as hers, flashing with unabashed hunger, brazen want. His skin, though, was what really caught her eye. It was sun-kissed and bronzed, not pallid, not washed out by his ebony shirt. Somehow he looked almost warm to the touch.
Before she could stop herself, Pandora lifted her fingers, stretching for the triangle of hard skin at the base of his throat, exposed between two sets of open buttons.
He stepped swiftly to the side.
The darkness seemed to follow, wisps of ebony clinging to his frame, undulating with his every movement.
“Not yet,” he murmured, never once taking his eyes off her.
The longer he held her gaze, the more familiar it seemed to become, as though she’d seen those eyes before, as though this wasn’t the first time they had caressed her body.
“Have we met?” she asked.
His smile deepened, filling with secrets she could tell he had no intention of spilling. “Not like this.”
“Like what then?”
But he looked away without answering, sweeping his stare down to her lips, to every inch of exposed skin, lifting back to her throat, pausing there. She didn’t move. There was a dangerous sort of confidence about him, but against her will, she found it alluring, intriguing in a forbidden way. She’d always been drawn to things she wasn’t supposed to have. Usually, she took them anyway.
She reached out again, trying to touch him.
He moved deftly away, almost made of air as he circled behind her.
“Pandora,” he whispered into her ear, breath like a kiss against the soft skin of her neck, making her shiver.
And then the word he spoke registered.
He knew her name.
“How…?” She spun around, trailing off when she realized there was nothing there, no one there.
A ghostly finger brushed against her elbow, tracing a burning path up her arm. “You’re not the only one who knows how to disappear.”
Pandora spun again.
But he was gone.
This is the part where we meet all about Pandora, Jax and Sam! =D
Name: Pandora Scott (Dory to a select few!)
Occupation: Thief, female Robin-Hood, general troublemaker…
Who Is She? Pandora is the main character in my Midnight Ice series! She’s a vampire with the ability to disappear who’s currently on the run from the supernatural police force she once belonged to! Oh, and her ex-boyfriend is chasing her. As is a mysterious (and annoyingly attractive) new stalker. Oh, and, well, the most powerful vampire in New York City. But she’s fine. She’s got it all under control…sort of.
Loves: Blood, money, taking overly cocky vampires down a notch, fast getaways, not-so-fast getaways for that matter, proving people wrong, and…animals. What? They’re adorable. Oh, and also using her ability to disappear to totally freak people out. BOO!
Hates: Losing at anything, the sound of her alarm clock, people who underestimate her, and, well, her ex-boyfriend Jax (and the fact that she doesn’t really hate him at all, as much as she tells herself otherwise).
Guilty Pleasures: Going to the zoo, eavesdropping on other people’s conversations, and punching Jax when he really, really deserves it (which is almost always).
Pinterest board: HERE!
Name: Jackson Rodriguez, but just Jax to most!
Occupation: Tracker for the supernatural police force he was born into, and aspiring musician on the sly.
Who Is He? Jax is Pandora’s ex-boyfriend and he personifies everything she ran away from—a life of boundaries and duties, without room for personal choices. He’s hunting her down to bring her back home, even though all the love he still holds in his heart is shouting at him to let her be free.
Loves: Proving Pandora wrong, his old beaten up guitar (a gift from his father), taking bad guys off the streets, and the old treehouse tucked in the woods behind his house that makes him think of his first (and only) love.
Hates: The fact that Pandora is usually right, and that in his world, duty means everything, even more than the secret dreams he holds within his heart.
Guilty Pleasures: Pushing Pandora to her limit and jamming out to the guitar solo from “Hotel California”
Pinterest board: HERE!
Name: You can call him Sam…just Sam.
Occupation: Wouldn’t you like to know?
Who Is He? Sam is a mysterious vamp who is currently stalking Pandora—oh, and he’s the only other person in the world she’s met with the ability to disappear. Can he be trusted? Probably not. Is he annoyingly alluring? Hell yes.
Loves: When he looks at Pandora and sees a little spark in the back of her eyes whispering that some part of her remembers who he was…who they were.
Hates: Jax and the unrelenting passage of time.
Guilty Pleasures: Popping in unexpected, because being invisible has its perks!
Pinterest board: HERE!
Midnight Fire series
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
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.
There will be TWO INTERNATIONAL winners on this giveaway!
First winner will take home a $25 Amazon Gift card!
Second winner will take home a $5 Amazon Gift card!
Thanks so much for reading! Sorry for the massive post, but I had too many cool things to post? Hahaha! I can’t wait to start reading my copy of Frost ❤ ❤ How are your thoughts on vampire books??