'As You Lay Sleeping' Review Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Monday, February 20, 2017


Check out all the participating bloggers HERE and enter to win some awesome prizes in the Rafflecopter below! 

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

1st prize: $25 Barnes & Noble egift card
2nd prize: ecopy of Soul Taken, This Summer, or Darkest Dawn
3rd prize: ecopy of Elixir Bound by Katie Carroll
4th prize: ecopy of Cruel Summer by K.R. Conway

PLUS:
1000 entries will unlock: paperback copy of That Moment When: An Anthology of Young Adult Fiction (my short story ‘Reflection’ is included among 40 other stories from YA authors in all different genres)
2000 entries will unlock: signed paperback copy of Undertow by K.R. Conway
3000 entries will unlock: paperback copy of Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall
4000 entries will unlock: paperback copy of Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog


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'As You Lay Sleeping' Trailer Reveal!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I wanted to thank YA Bound Book Tours for organizing a fabulous book trailer release event! So without further ado, here is the trailer for my newest novel, As You Lay Sleeping, releasing next week. 


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Release date: February 22, 2017
Publisher: HQDigital
Genre: Young Adult Thriller

SYNOPSIS

I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.

As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.

But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

Pre-Order:  Kindle |iBooks Nook |KoboGoogle Play 

'As You Lay Sleeping' Inspiration

Here we are, a week away from the release date for 'As You Lay Sleeping' and so far I've received a lot of positive feedback for the book and I wanted to thank everyone who took the time out to review the ARC copy. For my last post on the background of this project, I wanted to talk inspiration. As an author, everything inspires me. It could be a song, conversation, or place that turns on the light bulb for my next project. in this instance, you might be familiar with the story that inspired me...

So far I’ve published a YA paranormal series, a standalone novel, and two contemporary NA romances. For this newest endeavor, I went in a different direction, a Young Adult Thriller. While contemplating the novel, one story really clung onto my mind: The Phantom of the Opera. This award winning musical is one of my favorite plays, novels, and movie of all time (ask my husband…), there are so many elements I wanted to pay homage to while creating my own spin on it.

For instance, most of the characters in ‘As You Lay Sleeping’, share the same first letters of their counterparts in the play, and I added an extra character from the novel into the mix. But overall, I tried to explore the “feel” the characters give me while I read or watch the different versions of Phantom which helped shape the characters.

And while the inspiration for the story came from Phantom, the settings came from my own experiences. While most imagine beaches with palm trees and surfers, most of my childhood trips to the beach were local New England ones. I set my novel in the fictional town of Chester Bay, Connecticut. While the town is fictional, I researched locations in real Connecticut communities to bring the settings more to life.

I hope while reading, these little details create a wonderfully vivid world for you to experience.

~Katlyn

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Be sure to stop by the blog or any of my social media sites for the review tour next week, there is going to be a massive giveaway that you don't want to miss!!

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Release date: February 22, 2017
Publisher: HQDigital
Genre: Young Adult Thriller

SYNOPSIS

I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.

As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.

But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

Pre-Order:  Kindle |iBooks Nook |KoboGoogle Play 

#ChickLitLoveHop for Galentine's & Valentine's Day! {giveaway}

Monday, February 13, 2017



Join 50 chick lit and romantic comedy authors in celebrating friendship and romance in the #ChickLitLove Hop on Facebook. We'll honor Galentine's Day on February 13 and Valentine's Day on February 14 with giveaways, freebies, and entries for the chance to win the grand prizes of SpaFinder gift certificates.

Here's a list of the participating authors:

GALENTINE'S DAY (Monday, February 13)

VALENTINE'S DAY (Tuesday, February 14)


Check the Facebook event page (click here to join) throughout the days of February 13 and 14 for prompts on where to hop next and how to enter to win prizes. Be sure to check out the Galentines and Valentines shared on each the pages. You'll learn more about your favorite characters and meet new ones. Plus, you never know. Maybe you'll find the perfect way to say "I love you" to the loved ones in your life.

We'll see you at the party!

'As You Lay Sleeping' Casting

Thursday, February 9, 2017

I am a very visual person, which is the reason I think I won’t ever be able to be a panster and also why I always ‘cast’ my main characters before writing a novel. Sometimes I spent way too much time staring at a photograph of my inspiration and imagine my characters moving through each scene like a movie in my mind.

For my main viewpoint character, Cara, I chose Emily Browning. This photo re-imagines a specific scene in the book (which I’m not going to spoil!) but it was the perfect jumping off point to exploring Cara.



Cara’s little sister, Madison, surprised me from the start. I sort of wanted an annoying little brat to oppose Cara, but Madison turned into one of my favorite characters. Her sweetness shone through and I hope you find her as adorable as I do!


Detective Devereaux was one of the first characters that came fully formed in my mind. Right from the start, I imagined Jesse Williams. I’m not sure if it’s because I have a major celeb crush on him or if it was this photo I found. Devereaux is an attractive man, but he’s very serious about his job which Cara experiences more than once.



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Release date: February 22, 2017
Publisher: HQDigital
Genre: Young Adult Thriller

SYNOPSIS

I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.

As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.

But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

Pre-Order:  Kindle |iBooks Nook |KoboGoogle Play 

'As You Lay Sleeping' Playlist

Monday, February 6, 2017

While I’m in the drafting stages of a book, I tend to be on high alert for music that I can refer to while writing to offer inspiration. Before putting pen to paper on ‘As You Lay Sleeping’, the song ‘Alive’ by Sia was the strike of inspiration for the character, E. There is something about Sia’s unique voice and the strong lyrics of this song that made E jump out of my subconscious into a (mostly) fully formed character.



Another song that resonated with me was ‘Unsteady’ by X Ambassadors. I can’t pinpoint a character for this song, it was more of a feeling. Family is a big theme in this novel and while imaging my characters, I thought of how they would interpret this song through the scenes of the book.



Rise’ by Katy Perry was partly an anthem to this novel, mainly for Cara and E. While they are both in opposition, both of them fight to rise from the situation they are in.



And I couldn’t leave out one of my favorite artists, Shawn Mendes. Every time I heard ‘Treat You Better’ on the radio I thought of a certain character *ahem* no spoilers!



These were the main songs I would listen to on repeat while outlining. But when it comes to sitting down and writing the book, I am unable to write with lyrics in songs, so I found a few fantastic stations and soundtracks on Spotify. The big players were the Hammock station and David Buckley’s ‘Call of Duty’ soundtracks. Both offered the musical emotion I needed for each scene.


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Release date: February 22, 2017
Publisher: HQDigital
Genre: Young Adult Thriller

SYNOPSIS

I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.

As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.

But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

Pre-Order:  Kindle |iBooks Nook |KoboGoogle Play 

NEW YEAR - NEW NOVELS BLAST!

Monday, January 30, 2017


WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR - NEW NOVELS BLAST! 

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