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 monsters, magic, and more blood than kissing.

Her debut Young Adult Dark Fantasy, BLIND THE EYES, launched in 2018 as the first book in the THREADS OF DREAMS trilogy. 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. Join the newsletter to get an exclusive free 5 chapter preview ebook and audiobook.


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 mistfits challenging the borders of the mundane, inspired by contemporary YA stars including Brenna Yovanoff, Kendare Blake, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, and Holly Black, and fantasy classic masters such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle.

Born in Vancouver, BC, she freelances as a technical writer, copywriter, and marketing content creator from the Pacific Northwest.


Blind the Eyes

Threads of Dreams Book One

Haunted teen Cole needs to shake her reputation as a failure. The only way to survive the nightmarish Mara is absolute obedience, and she's down to her last chance. Will she figure out who to trust and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive?

A YA dark fantasy for ages 14 and up about identity & taking back your choices in a drowned dystopian city. 96,000 words.

On sale June 1, 2018. Preorders open in May. 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. Rom-com retelling of Blind the Eyes. Serial webfiction updated Fridays.(on hiatus)

Learn more or read on Wattpad.

News & Updates

Paperback Proofs are HERE

Jun 19, 2018

They’re so pretty!!!

The first proofs just arrived and they look great! I’m celebrating with a giveaway on Instagram, check it out here.

Blind the Eyes first proofs and giveaway

And if you’re not on IG, you might want to head on over to the newsletter! 99% chance there’s gonna be a paperback giveaway in subscribers’ future~ ;D

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Achievement Unlocked!!

Jun 13, 2018

B&N Press Presents

I’m super excited to announce that Blind the Eyes has been handpicked by the Barnes & Noble Press team for the Summer 2018 B&N Press Presents list!

As a creator, it’s always awesome to get a vote of confidence from a respected source like this. Blind the Eyes is on a special sale to celebrate, and it’s in some great company, so why not head over to check out the list and pick up a few summer reads while you’re at it?

Here are a few I’m most excited for:

Running with the Wolves by J.E. Reed

Another dystopian fantasy crossover with nightmare monsters–it’s this summer’s epidemic!

Chronopoint was only meant to be a game, but Kiuno finds herself trapped in that world.

As hideous, twisted monsters only seen in nightmares plague her every move,... Read more

So Many Giveaways

Jun 12, 2018

There are seven (and counting) (currently one, with another coming next week) for fantasy readers, paranormal readers, dystopian readers, YA readers, horror readers . . . just go enter already!

Dystopian Giveaway

  • Kindle Fire
  • Any 2 dystopian novels for your new ereader

Enter here by July 2.

Coming soon: Mortal Instruments Urban Fantasy Giveaway!

Fantasy Bookcrate Giveaway (ended May 26, 2018)

Fantasy Paperbacks Giveaway (ended May 26, 2018)

Ultimate Twilight Giveaway (ended May 30, 2018)

For the Love of YA Giveaway (ended May 30, 2018)

SFF & Horror Ebook Instafreebie Giveaway (ended May 31, 2018)

Bookbub Giveaway (ended June 2, 2018)

YA Fantasy Giveaway (Ended June 11, 2018)

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Launch Day

Jun 01, 2018

It’s finally here!!

Three years ago today, I was sitting in so-hip-it-hurts Vancouver standby Brassneck Brewery with a tasting flight, an iPad mini, and a bluetooth keyboard in front of me.

Actually, I totally didn’t plan it this way. Facebook very helpfully reminded me this morning with this photo!

Photographic proof that I was typing the first lines of what would eventually become Blind the Eyes on June 1, 2015.

It went on sale today. Three years to the day. I mean, I wish I’d been on it enough to plan it that way, but, um. Total coincidence. ANYWAYS.

Super thanks to my amazing Beta readers who slogged through the many, many drafts over the last three years and to my awesome ARC readers who are already posting reviews!! All-stars, all of you!