Christmas in July Spotlight: Kasi Blake

Kasi Blake, ya author

Kasi Blake learned that writing was her superpower when she was in the third grade. The teacher asked the students to write a short (one-page) story about a pet monster for Halloween. She heard the other kids all saying they were doing vampires and werewolves, so she chose to write about a pet mummy. Her story made the entire classroom erupt with laughter. That’s when she realized words had power. Then when she was in high school she had to write a short story for a class and put it off until the last minute. While talking to friends that morning, she scribbled it out and handed it in. The teacher thought she’d plagiarized it. That’s how good he thought it was, but her friends backed her up. Later in college, her writing ability saved her from a bad grade in history. It was a writing-intensive course.

What’s your superpower?

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Vampires Rule

A simple boy-meets-girl story.
Only the boy is a vampire, and the girl is a badass werewolf hunter.

“Kasi Blake has written a winner with this series.” I Heart YA Books

Unhappy as a vampire, Jack dreams of a second chance at mortality. But when he gets it, his real problems begin. His teacher is a werewolf, the girl he’s crushing on is THE hunter, and his brother can’t decide whether to welcome him home or stake him just to be on the safe side.

Then his powers return along with the powers of a werewolf. He has no idea what’s happening to him, but he’d better figure it out fast. According to an ancient diary, he is destined to defeat the alpha werewolf… or die trying.

Bait: Van Helsing Academy

Some are born to be hunters.
Others can only be bait.

At sixteen, Bay-Lee finally gets to join her father’s school. Thinking she might get special treatment, the other students resent her, but they have nothing to worry about. She is given the rank of Bait–only good for drawing out monsters so real hunters can kill them–like the other newbies.

When her roommate dies under strange circumstances, Bay-Lee vows to solve the mystery. Someone or some ‘thing’ is killing hunters on their birthdays. She enlists the help of a few new friends and a hostile hunter with amazing green eyes, the one that hates her without cause.

They must stop the killer soon or they will all die. Bay-Lee’s birthday is coming up fast. Will her first year at Van Helsing Academy be her last?

Fun Friday: YA Book Sneak Peeks

Welcome to Fun Friday by The Society of YA Storytellers. This week the members share tidbits from some of their novels. Happy reading!

Looking for Lucy Jo (The Morgan Sisters #3) by Suzy Turner

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) by Kasi Blake


Who We Were by Christy Sloat

Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water #1) by Annie Cosby

This BAIT, I urge you to take…

The YA Indie Author Club is having another great week of releases. This week, we are going to ask you to join us in supporting K.C. Blake. I recently discovered her novel, Vampires Rule, and can tell you first-hand that her books are fun and wildly creative.

So without further ado (drum roll, please) may I present K.C.’s newest novel…

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) 

Ghosts, a reaper, and a rock star.


At sixteen Bay-Lee is not your typical girl. She doesn’t even try to fit in at school. What’s the point when she’ll be moving to a new place within a few months?

She’s lived her whole life on the run, hiding from monsters.

Then a reaper uses her closet to cross over from the Spirit Realm. It has a message for her. Just when she’s about to join her father at his school for hunters she finds out they are dying on Continue reading “This BAIT, I urge you to take…”

Indie Author Spotlight: K.C. BLAKE

kcI’ve been reading a great novel called Vampires Rule. It’s about a boy who was turned into a vampire and by the bite of a werewolf turned back into human (maybe a little more than human). It’s also about a girl vampire hunter that could rival Buffy Continue reading “Indie Author Spotlight: K.C. BLAKE”