Blind the Eyes, a YA dystopian dark fantasy by K.A. Wiggins
   
   

About

K.A. Wiggins writes YA Fantasy with an edge for ages 14 and up.

Expect more blood than kissing. #monstersandmagic

Her debut novel, BLIND THE EYES, launched in 2018. Join the newsletter to get an exclusive extended ebook sneak peek.

Kaie has been creating urban legends about witches in the back wood and fairies in the snow melt since she was seven years old. She writes prickly misfits challenging the borders of the mundane, inspired by current stars Brenna Yovanoff, Kendare Blake, and Laini Taylor, and fantasy legends J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle.

Born in Vancouver, BC, she freelances as a business writer and marketing consultant in the Pacific Northwest.



On sale June 1, 2018. Paperback, hard cover, and audiobook preorders coming soon.

Blind the Eyes

Threads of Dreams Book One

When the cost of failure is death, disobedience isn't an option.

In a drowned city where hope kills and dreams are deadly, all haunted outcast Cole wants is to be the perfect Tower drone.

A year ago, she survived an encounter with the nightmarish Mara, who devoured her disobedience and left a troublemaking ghost behind as a reminder of her fate should they return. She's finally on the verge of erasing her failure when a charismatic rebel derails her plans and exposes the dark secret at the heart of her drowned homeland.

With the dead piling up at every turn, Cole will have to untangle the lies and choose between a charming but dangerous revolutionary, holy Tower regulation, the whispers of a spectre from her past, or the call of the child within.

The race is on to take back her choices and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive.

A not-quite-alive girl and her not-quite-dead ghost discover trusted authorities lie, allies have their own agendas, and even the monsters wear masks in a YA dark fantasy for ages 14 and up. Learn more.

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Below the Surface

A Threads of Dreams Prequel

The twins’ bond kept them together through the death of their parents, the memory wipe, and assignment to separate work divisions in the Towers of Refuge, the only surviving habitat in their flooded post eco-disaster city.

But when protective older sister Ange follows carefree Amy into the abandoned lower reaches of the towers, the secrets they discover below the waterline could sever their bond for good.

A dystopian dark fantasy that ranges from sterile towers to glittering clubs and abandoned tunnels, this prequel novella takes places less than a decade before Blind the Eyes and blends monsters and magic with near-future post eco-disaster cityscapes.

Coming Summer 2018. Free exclusively to newsletter subscribers.



Threads of Dreams Book 2

Coming in 2019.



Flame of the Connarii

Edana fights to lead her tribe through treacherous Otherworldly mists to a safe haven. Torchann, the wildcat-raised son of an extinguished race, struggles to remain master of his dying land.

Their worlds destroyed, their way of life threatened, can they unite, fight back, and survive, or will they each die alone?

A story about belonging & leading well. Tarzan meets Brave. YA fantasy. Serial webfiction updated Tuesdays. (on hiatus)

Learn more or read on Wattpad.


Things Got Out of Hand

She should have died.

Then he moved in.

April prefers her own company, but when Henry saves her from a homicidal Nightmare and moves in, her days of peaceful solitude are over.

A story about monsters, heroes, and plans that change. Horror-flavoured-Rom-Com retelling of Blind the Eyes. Serial webfiction updated Fridays. (on hiatus)

Learn more or read on Wattpad.


News & Updates

Updates, ARCs, and Giveaways!

Apr 23, 2018

Reminder: join the newsletter to be the first get content like this and more exclusives. Here’s a quick list of what’s going on:

  • Kindle Scout update
  • ARCs are coming~
  • Giveaways

So, about that Kindle Scout campaign . . .

First off, thanks for all your nominations! You pushed BLIND THE EYES to the trending list on Kindle Scout!

. . . Unfortunately, they announced their plans to cancel the whole program on the last day of its campaign, so . . . yeah.

Corporations . . . mumble grumble

Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your support in this prelaunch phase. It’s been a long wait, but we’re finally nearing the end – aaand, on that note:

ARCS are coming!!

. . . for real this time!

I’m not quite ready to announce preorder and on-sale dates for BLIND THE EYES, but plans... Read more



Camp NaNoWriMo

Mar 29, 2018

I tend to have too many projects on the go at one time. My plan is to solve that by . . . yup, adding another one! Yaaaay~~

Quick pause for a commercial: Blind the Eyes is down to its final days in Kindle Scout! If you haven’t already, you can go to Kindle Scout and nominate Blind the Eyes as a book you want to read. If it wins, you get a free copy before its release date!

‘Kay, back to the new news. :) So I’ve entered Camp NaNoWriMo to push myself to make more progress writing a prequel to Blind the Eyes that will sit outside of the Threads of Dreams Trilogy and may be a serial, short story, or novella. It shouldn’t be all that long, maybe 10-20,000 words (contrast with BtE at 97k), and it’s not going to go through the same level... Read more



One Week Left

Mar 22, 2018

Blind the Eyes is down to its final week in Kindle Scout! It’s been a great learning experience, and I’m excited to finish up the competition and get on with sharing this book with all of you.

If you haven’t already, you can go to Kindle Scout and nominate Blind the Eyes as a book you want to read. If it wins, you get a free copy before its release date!

When I first started researching Kindle Scout, there wasn’t a lot of information online from people who had recently gone through the competition, so for those of you who are interested (& for posterity), here’s what I’ve learned so far. I’ll also update after the competition closes with a retrospective.

What is it?

  • Kindle Scout is the American Idol of publishing
  • Readers vote on pre-published books during a 30 day period
  • Editors read the manuscripts... Read more


Cover Reveal

Mar 07, 2018

It’s finally time for the long promised cover reveal!

If you’re subscribed to the newsletter, you already got your sneak peek yesterday. For everyone else, surprise! In addition to a brand-new, professionally-designed cover, I’ve got some other exciting news: Blind the Eyes is competing in Kindle Scout!

What does that mean?

  • Kindle Scout is the American Idol of publishing
  • Readers vote on pre-published books during a 30 day period
  • Editors read the manuscripts at the end of voting
  • Amazon publishes the best of the combined editor- and fan-approved books in ebook format
  • Amazon sends a free ebook to everyone who voted for (“nominated”) a book that gets published!

So if you want a chance to get a free copy of BTE, head on over to the Kindle Scout website, nominate it and hope it wins!

And hey, why not vote for some other faves while... Read more



Turtletime

Feb 06, 2018

Official announcements plus some updates for the new year! Where things are at:

  • I just pulled all the preview editions from ebookstores. The three chapter special preview edition of Blind the Eyes has done really well on Amazon and the other usual suspects, but it’s also been up for half a year longer than I expected, since I pivoted from indie publishing to querying. It’s a little hard to continuously build momentum while also pushing the release date further and further into the future, so for the moment I’m pressing pause on all book marketing initiatives. However, I’ll still be present and active on social media, and the onsite and newsletter-exclusive extended downloadables will remain available!

  • & on that note, yes, Blind the Eyes is still under query until at least March 2018. There’s been some good feedback and several agents have asked for additional materials... Read more



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