{Excerpt/Interview/Giveaway} Midnight Fire Series by Kaitlyn Davis


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The Complete Midnight Fire Series (Midnight Fire)
Release Date: 10/31/13

Summary from Goodreads:

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



"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 EXCERPT 
(Chapter 5): 

"But soft what light through yonder window breaks. It is the east and Juliet is the sun. Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief that thou her maid art far more fair than she." Kira couldn’t help but laugh at Tristan as he speedily grumbled out the lines without even an ounce of passion.
"You know this is supposed to be a love scene, right?" He looked up at her with contempt while she tried to swallow her smile.
"Oh, really? I hadn’t noticed." He looked back down at the page and continued to read aloud in his monotone voice, totally ignoring her, which just prompted her to continue.
"Look, Tristan, there’s no point hiding the fact that you like me, from me I mean. I flipped through your notebook again after I saw that you’d left it behind. I saw the drawings you made of me." He looked up at her then, and Kira handed his small moleskin back to him, happy to at least have that out of the way. For some reason, she thought he was looking at her like she was an unruly child who wouldn't follow instructions. Where he got that from, she had no idea, but he continued with his speech so she continued talking over him.
"They were really great actually, pretty flattering," she smiled, hoping he would look at her again but he didn’t. "Anyway, I think we should talk about what happened, not here obviously, but somewhere where we can meet in private." They both chose that moment to look around, and Kira saw they had the attention of both Luke and Tristan’s friends. Yeah, she thought, the classroom was definitely not the right place to have this conversation, and she kind of hoped talking would lead to other things like it had last time…
He finished reading his lines. "Hey Juliet, it’s your turn." He smirked.
"Oh, right," she looked down at her book. "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo," she tried to copy his apathetic style of reading and was secretly overjoyed when he laughed at her.
"I get it, I sounded like an idiot." She just continued on, giving him the same silent treatment he had given her. "Okay, here’s the truth Kira. We can’t talk here and we shouldn’t even be talking now or maybe ever."
"You told me that already." She stopped reading.
"Yet, you seem to have trouble understanding it. English is your first language, right?" She rolled her eyes at the joke. "Like I said before, we just can’t ever be."
"I understand what you’re saying, but I also know you don’t mean it." She leaned closer to him to prevent being overheard.
"I do," he forced the point.
"Oh really," she tried to push him now. "It didn’t seem that way when you kissed me."
"Kira, forget that ever happened, okay?"
"Or what? You don’t scare me."
"I should," he said and shot Kira a lethal look. His eyes changed color to the lightest blue she could imagine and they held her captive, not in the romantic way, but as though she were a prisoner held paralyzed. His eyes were cold and made her shiver like she had been dropped in an arctic pool, and slowly his pupils began to expand, overtaking his eyeballs.
Kira was scared, and more than that, she felt like he knew it and didn’t care. Her fear at not being able to move was slowly surpassed by a swell of power that stirred within her as a feeling of warmth spread to her hands. Kira broke free from him and looked at the floor. Her fingertips still tingled with whatever had coursed through her and allowed her to break his gaze. Kira leaned back against her chair and away from him. She touched her fingers to her cheek and felt them burn into her skin.
"What the hell was that?" She asked unsteadily, still not looking up. The heat emanating from her hand absorbed all of Kira’s thoughts.
"Me," he said with the venom gone from his voice. She looked at him again and caught the unbearably sad expression in his eyes before he looked away from her.

Or me? She thought to herself feeling the heat finally ebb. 

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An interview with 
Kaitlyn Davis

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?

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’s the hardest part of writing a book?

It does feel like a lot of books have hit this year, lol. I didn’t write them all this year, obviously, but they seemed to all be ready to pub around the same time ^_^ 
Next year, I hope to release OF DARKNESS AND CROWNS; actually, I’m aiming for the end of this year, but it may need to be pushed back some in order for it to be the best it can. And then there will be a sequel in my New Adult Contemp series. That’s all that’s planned to release, but I’ll be working on a few other books _^

Who is your author idol?

It sounds clichĂ©, 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…
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RAVE REVIEWS 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
I've always been a writer. I grew up duct taping my novels together, started writing complete manuscripts in high school and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, I decided it was finally time to actually give my dream career a chance. So, of course, I started writing a young adult paranormal romance series -- and no, I'm not jumping on the bandwagon. I've been a true paranormal supporter for my entire life! I blame my obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all-time favorite television show. And, before you ask: Yes, I own every season... even the post WB ones! I especially challenge anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires! Other culprits of my paranormal obsession are some of my favorite authors: JK Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.

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