Friday, June 1, 2012

Kaitlyn Davis - Simmer - Author Interview

Author Interview

1. Who is your favorite character?
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!

2. Why is he/she your favorite?
I really wanted to create a strong, relatable female lead and I think I did that in Kira. She is thrown so many curveballs 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!

3. How did you come to create him/her?
I was actually walking on the beach one day, basking in the sun, when I started to think about how cool it would be to create a paranormal being that was somehow connected to the sun. So, I first toyed with the idea of this new species and then different plot ideas came to me. Soon enough Kira popped into my head! I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll stop there!

4. When did he/she first enter your mind?
Initially, I thought of Kira just as a girl with this amazing power. But soon enough, she blossomed into so much more. I really wanted a main character who would let me explore a ton of different themes – forbidden love, fierce friendship, complete loss and absolute power, to name a few. Kira is put through the ringer in my books, and as the series continues, she will become more self-assured and more powerful.

5. Where was he/she given life in the creative process?
In the beginning of Ignite, Kira is a girl just like any other – new to school, looking for friends and curious about a boy she is crushing on. For me, her character really came to life when she discovers her powers. Her personality really stands out as she struggles to cope with her new life and learns about herself in the process.

6. What do like the most about him/her and what do you dislike the most about him/her?
I already said I love her strength, but I admire her faith as well. She believes in people – both her friends and her love interest – and really wants to see the best in those she loves. As for something I dislike… it’s so hard to choose! I don’t think there is anything I personally dislike about her, but her weakness is probably her stubbornness – once an idea or plan enters her mind, she won’t change it for anyone! Sometimes that gets her in trouble, but other times it makes her unstoppable. 

About the Books

Simmer: Midnight Fire Series: Book Two

Slowly, like a whisper almost blown away in the wind, two words streaked across her mind: "Kiss me."

Kira may have survived the eclipse, but her troubles are far from over. She's headed to Sonnyville with one goal in mind: to learn more about her parents. But with Luke and Tristan competing for her heart and Diana gunning for her head, time is running out on the search for her mother. And the closer Kira gets to answers, the more terrified she becomes. The conduits fear her, the vampires fear her, and Kira is starting to wonder if maybe they're right...

Simmer eBook
Price: $0.99
Release: April 4, 2012
Buy Links: Kindle, Nook, Smashwords
Other Links: Goodreads

Ignite: Midnight Fire Series: Book One

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.

Ignite eBook
Price: $0.99
Release: October 9, 2011
Buy Links: Kindle, Nook, Smashwords
Other Links: Goodreads

About the Author

Kaitlyn Davis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a cockapoo puppy of her own.

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  1. THANK YOU so much for joining in my blog tour and starting it off!! I can't wait to see what people think!

  2. Connie, thanks for hosting Kaitlyn for such a fun interview!