Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis

From Goodreads:
"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 was an interesting YA paranormal book. The story had good pacing and I never felt my attention straying. I read through the book quickly and it left me wanting to know more about Kira and her newly discovered powers.

I enjoyed the characters. I especially liked how Kira's powers were that of light. She is a Conduit who loves the sunshine and warmth. (Maybe I'm a conduit too! I LOVE the sunshine.)

My favorite scene was up in the tower. (of course it was) And the sketch book. <sigh> How romantic.

The major drawback about this book, for me, was the language. There was a lot of profanity and mild language along with one use of the B word. A personal preference, for sure. And, one I especially express when it comes to YA books. The other drawback was the alcohol references. At one point the MC, a high school senior, says she needed a vodka. Really? That's scary.

Overall, a good book. I think Kaitlyn Davis is off to a great start. I congratulate her on a job well done and wish her much success with her writing career.

I love getting to know authors better. I feel like it makes their stories more personal. Kaitlyn was good to humor me with both the interview and the giveaway.

Where did your love for writing come from?

I honestly don't know! I've always loved telling stories and I have a very overactive imagination, so I think writing became the perfect outlet for that. When I was little, I forced my mom to duct tape construction paper together so I could write my books. Then, I would have readings and force my family to listen to me...thank goodness that's not on home video! 

What inspired you to write in the paranormal genre?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer! It is my all time favorite show and it definitely started me down a long path of paranormal obsession. I just love how your imagination is the limit with the fantasy genre - there are no constraints and you can let your creativity flow. I've already started thinking about what creature I want to create for my next series/stand-alone and I have a few good ideas. I couldn't resist one vampire filled series, but afterwards I want to venture into not-yet-written territory. 

Give me your ideal writing environment.  Do you have music playing?  Silence?  Food to eat?  At a desk?  On the couch?

Usually, I love sitting at my desk in complete silence with just the background noise of New York City - engines rumbling, sirens blaring, the wind whipping outside my window. But sometimes, if I am really trying to get to a certain emotion, I'll play music. I have so many iTunes playlists, but angry girl music and solemn blues are high on the list...who doesn't love a little Taylor Swift or Frank Sinatra? 

Who was the toughest character to write?  Why?

Definitely Tristan! I wanted him to be a little bit of everything - tortured artist, brooding bad boy, playful boyfriend. And, I wanted him and Kira to be forbidden yet easy, because I honestly believe falling in love is easy, and it's the stuff after that get crazy. You can't help how you feel about someone, and often times there is an instantaneous connection, be it lust or love, that you don't want to deny. That said, in the next three books, the honeymoon stage will be ending and their road will be getting much tougher. 

Any news for us on the next book?

I'm writing it now! I will tell you that you'll learn a lot more about the conduits and, my favorite part, Kira gains a new and unexpected power that will make things between her, Luke and Tristan very complicated, and definitely not in the typical love triangle way! 

Thanks so much, Kaitlyn!  It's been a pleasure.

You can find Kaitlyn here at her blog.
You can find Ignite at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords.


  1. The cover is awesome - totally creepy. There is something very striking about the black and white face with coloured eyes and hair.

  2. The cover is compelling. It grabs your attention, especially her eyes. I'd love to read this.

  3. I'm dreaming for Pure by Jennifer Armentrout

  4. Looks interesting...I wanna read it!

  5. Thakyou so much for the awesome giveaway, im glad i have a chance to win Ignite and it looks like a good read, and i love books with the love triangles and a bit of mystery, and awesome blog :)

  6. Congratulation to Kaitlyn Davis for her self-published book! It sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

    me_winy (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) ph

  7. Sounds like a fantastic read!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. This looks like a great read and a very interesting cover
    helldog3 at

  9. I love the cover in fact that is what made me stop and read the post. It's funny how your love for writing came. My daughter does the same with writing she will write a story and then illustrate it. Maybe I have a writer...

    mary_reiss @

  10. Sounds like a good book ~ Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC - kayswederski

  11. Sounds like the kind of book I could really get into. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  12. Sounds great!
    courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com

  13. Sounds like a great read, thanks for the chance to win


  14. Sounds like a really good read from the description. I cant get over how hypnotising the cover looks!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway, I've been wanting to read Ignite for a while now!

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

  16. Hey everyone! I just wanted to say thank you for all the amazingly nice things you said! Thanks so much for entering the giveaway and for showing interest in my book!

    I have all the winners and I will be sending the copies out tonight. I hope you all enjoy it and thanks again!

  17. Beautiful cover and interesting plot!


  18. I had never heard of these books before. The cover model is incredibly striking and the synopsis sounds like my kind of book. I am not a fan of a lot of language or underage drinking, but if the book is good enough and there seems to be a point to it, I can get past it. If it is just doing it to do it, it gets to me a lot more. I do want to check these out though. I loved the interview!


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