Kayti Nika Raet


Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Kayti Nika Raet moved down South when she was 11, where she was bitten by the writing bug, as well as other, less friendly insects. 
She is the author of the Outsider Chronicles, a five book series starting with NIKO and set in a world where the rain burns like acid and flesh eating monsters roam.
She's also a reviewer for Readers' Favorite and has her own Youtube Channel: Kayti Edition.
When she is not hard at work on her fourth book she has fun reading, listening to K-pop, and photography.
Kayti lives in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Smashwords Interview

Paying It Forward: Interview with Kayti Nika Raet of The Outsider Chronicles
Paying It Forward: Interview with Kayti Nika Raet of The Outsider Chronicles


This Indie author game is tough so I thought it would be nice to start something called “Paying It Forward”, where I return the favor to those who have been kind enough to review THE GIRL or interview me or just generally support my efforts in this racket.
Our inaugural post is with the super cool and fierce Kayti Nika Raet, author of The Outsider Chronicles and blogger at KNR Writes. She was nice enough to review THE GIRL a couple of weeks ago and then took it even one step further and interviewed me for her blog. After reading some of Kayti’s answers to my interview questions, it’s kind of obvious to me why we clicked (and I’m not even talking about the whole down south, small town connection).
So without further ado, I give you my interview with Miss Kayti Nika Raet:
When did you start writing? Did you always know you wanted to be a writer or did it come to you later in life? Have you reached a point with your writing where you actually call yourself a “writer”?
If you ask my mother she’ll hold up a book I made when I was six or seven and say, “I always knew she would be a writer!” but for me it wasn’t until I was 11 and we moved down South. I was bored out of my mind and that’s when I really started to write stories, it wasn’t until I was 14 that I decided that writing was something I definitely wanted to do (before that I wanted to be a fashion stylist— some of that has leaked out into Niko). Now, if you cut me I bleed words.
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Where to find Kayti Nika Raet online


Series: The Outsider Chronicles, Book Four. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
In a world full of flesh eating creatures, sometimes humans are the more terrifying monsters.
Pale and Crimson
Series: The Outsider Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Slithers are vicious creatures. Craving flesh and blood, they will stop at nothing until their hunger is satisfied. So when sixteen year old Benjamin King discovers that one has been smuggled onto the train, he's eager to see it, even if it has been drugged into a mindless stupor. But one moment can change everything.
Series: The Outsider Chronicles, Book Three. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,020. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Upon escaping her fate as a Grey-man, Niko is determined to free the whole lot, liberating all from their bondage. Together with Ben, Songhay and the Gemini Gang, they plan to take control of the city. To do that they must control the one thing no one can live without. Water. It only takes four days to die of thirst.
Series: The Outsider Chronicles, Book Two. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,480. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After a harrowing escape from Amaryllis City, Niko is forced to lay low. The people who want to use her unique genetics for their own ends are still out there and their reach is long.
Tape the Devil's Mouth
Series: The Outsider Chronicles, A Niko Short Story 2. Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
In a future set in a world ravaged by burning rain and roaming monsters those protected in the cities have long ago left the Outsiders to fend for themselves. Only Malik Ramsey and the rest of the Rose Circle attempt to aid those struggling to survive despite the fact that they have a policy of not getting too involved. All that changes the night they discover a girl trapped in a house of flames.
Series: The Outsider Chronicles, Book One. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,830. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
One can live for several weeks without food but only a few days without water, a fact that seventeen year old Niko is only too aware of as she struggles to provide for her two younger brothers in a post-apocalyptic landscape where the rain burns like acid, food grows scarce, and any Slither that crosses her path is laid low before it can sink its teeth into her.
Series: The Outsider Chronicles, A Niko Short Story 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Set three years before the events of Niko, fourteen year old Harmony Niko has been recently orphaned and is trying her best to take care of her two younger brothers. But with acid rain ravaging the landscape and monsters stalking her best simply isn’t enough and she’s forced to make a dangerous decision.

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  • That Which is Unexpected on July 08, 2013

    It's not really my type of humor (i'm more of an ownage girl) but it's well written and there's a lot of witty moments like the time he had a hostage negotiation with his lungs in exchange for CO2 (lol) so while I wasn't a total fan of it I could easily see myself recommending this to someone who would be.
  • Non-Compliance: The Sector on Sep. 23, 2013

    Review by Kayti Nika Raet for Reader's Favorite The Nano Review: Why did it have to end! ㅠㅠ The Plot: When Saoirse 'Shea' Alverez Kelly refuses to subject herself to the newest bit of Gov-Tek she's thrown into Non-Compliance Sector 610-23 , the Heartland district. Set in a grim future where government control is nearly absolute Shea's technical experience quickly comes in handy and with tbe help of her friend Wynne and a few well placed hacks, they are able to procure some much needed goods for the residents. It's this sort of expertise that gets them noticed and they catch the attention of Boss Jennings, gangster and semi-benolovent protector of the Heartland district. With her's and Wynne's help he hopes to take down his biggest rival and restore peace and order to the community. After one too many encounters with the psychotic rival, Shea is quick to take up Boss's offer. Kick-ass, intriguing and fast paced Non-Compliance: The Sector by Paige Daniels is a novel that can be quickly summed up in one word: Awesome! The Awesome Bits As I was reading Non-Compliance and getting closer and closer to the end I kept hoping for some kind of Disney magic to make the pages increase, it was that good. But alas and alack it did in a horrible cliffhanger-y manner (ㅠㅠ). Shea is cool and smart (no seriously, really smart), and totally kick-ass. Non-Compliance is like the cooler dystopian version of an Anita Blake novel (there are no vampires but Quinn more than makes up for it *eyebrow wiggle*). Unfortunately I have no idea when the next book comes out but Ms Daniels does have a web site which I fully intend to stalk— ah,visit. Edit--- Non- Compliance: The Transition will be available September 30
  • The Hunt for Tatterwing: A Tatterwing Chronicles Glimpse on May 05, 2014

    I'll sum up The Hunt for Tatterwing in one word: Loved it! (Okay, that was two but whatever). I haven't read any of the Tatterwing books yet but The Hunt really grabbed my interest and I even felt a little sorry for poor Hal but I felt even more curious about Tatterwing herself and all she had to offer.
  • Bloodgifted, Book 1 of The Dantonville Legacy on July 14, 2014

    Laura Dantonville knows her family possesses a gene that makes them age much slower than the average Australian but it isn't until her 50th birthday that she's told of her true heritage. She is part vampire and her family has been placed under a curse since the time of the Romans. Now that she has turned fifty Laura has the key to break that curse but she's also the target of every rogue vampire in the city as her blood gives them the ability to walk in the sunlight. To keep her safe she's assigned a guardian, the handsome Alec, who because of his own ancestors also has a part to play in breaking the curse. But there are forces, both human and vampire, determined to keep them apart and perpetuate the cursed legacy. I haven't read any paranormal or vampire novels in a while but Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba made me remember everything that I love about the genre. Laura is a sweet but resilient character, she also has a very sarcastic wit which when coupled with Alec's own makes for some great banter and adds to the growing chemistry between the two. I really liked the vampire lore in Bloodgifted, it was very unique and constructed in a way that made perfect sense. I’d love to see how Lacoba builds upon it in the future books. I'll end by saying Alec is quite the hunk *fans self* and I can't wait to read more about Laura and Alec's adventures in the next book!
  • Daniel's Fork on March 24, 2015

    In Daniel's Fork, a post-apocalyptic mystery novel by Zeece Lugo, Will Evers is the new lord of Daniel's Fork. Despite doubts from the local healer he shows himself to be a capable leader, but it's when he falls in love with Susanna that the real trouble starts. Every man that falls in love with Susanna dies a gruesome death, and it isn't long before Will himself is attacked. Determined to break the cycle once and for all, Will is drawn into a game and mouse set up by a vicious killer. Can he outwit Susanna's murderous suitor and survive? Daniel's Fork by Zeece Lugo is a fast paced novel set in a future where our technological comforts have all but disappeared. The dialogue was often stiff which prevented me from diving into the story as much as I would like, but the mystery was very intriguing. Just when you thought you had it figured out, some new twist would occur that you definitely didn't see coming. The romance leans more towards the erotic but it doesn't detract from the story much and was well done. You really got a sense of who those characters were during those moments. Despite the slow start, Daniel' Fork soon picks up, and Lugo builds the tension with each new death or clue. All in all, an entertaining post-apocalyptic read.
  • The Hunter and Little Fox on July 04, 2015

    The Hunter and the Little Fox by Chevoque is a contemporary erotic romance that easily falls into the New Adult realm. Set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts a hotel room mix up puts Trevor 'The Hunter' Dale, and the sister of his rival Charlie 'Sly Fox', Maya 'Little Fox' Bischoff together. They are quickly drawn to each other despite how much Maya's past and Charlie's nefarious meddling try to get between them. Can their whirlwind of a forbidden romance survive? The Hunter and the Little Fox by Chevoque was a little outside of my usual genre but since I'm a big fan of MMA I decided to give it a go. I'm certainly glad I did! Trevor and Maya have great chemistry together and their romance manages to be both super hot and very sweet. You'll find yourself rooting for their love and hoping the bad guys get their much deserved comeuppance. The storyline is simple but fast paced and the sexy scenes... oh my! A good read for anyone looking to get their NA romantic fix