Kayti Nika Raet

Biography

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Kayti Nika Raet moved down South when she was 11 where she was bit by the writing bug as well as other less friendly insects. She the author of the YA dystopia, NIKO, it's sequel, HARM, as well as short stories SLITHER and TAPE THE DEVIL'S MOUTH. She's also a reviewer for Reader’s Favorite and is currently writing two series, The Outsider Chronicles, and a werewolf trilogy The Summer of Dogs.
Her procrastination aids are reading, K-pop, and photography.
Kayti lives in Milledgeville, Georgia. Visit her online on Twitter, Goodreads, on Facebook, Youtube, or email her at KNRwrites(at)gmail(dot)com.

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

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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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Books

Outsider
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,010. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: 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.
Harm
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Series: The Outsider Chronicles, Book Two. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
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
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Series: The Outsider Chronicles, A Niko Short Story 2. Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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.
Niko
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Series: The Outsider Chronicles, Book One. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Slither
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Series: The Outsider Chronicles, A Niko Short Story 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: 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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Smashwords book reviews by Kayti Nika Raet

  • 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.