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The time has finally come, the Inescapable cover is HERE. Well, sort of. Each day this week, one AMAZING blog will reveal a piece of the cover. Then, on Friday, each participating blog will reveal the ENTIRE cover (it will be on my website as well). If you haven't signed up for the newsletter yet, now is the time to do so. Talia (and possibly Erik :)) will be sending out release day updates and news alerts, including the pre-order links for Inescapable as soon as they are available.


Now, for the first piece of the Inescapable cover puzzle:


Happy Reading!



Hi guys!


So here's a quick update on The Syndicate... we are postponing the release indefinitely. Not because the book isn't done, but because of its potential. Odds are that we will still self-publish it, but we'll keep you posted on the book's status.

What does this mean for the release of Inescapable?  Absolutely nothing :) We will still be throwing ourselves into working on it the moment we're finished polishing The Syndicate, and doing NaNoWriMo for it. It is our hope to have it come out at the end of this year, but definitely by the end of January. Again, we will keep you posted!

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Much love,


Hello my loves!


It’s time to get personal.  I’ve been putting off talking about this for years now, because I’m honestly not the kind of person who wants to talk about it. However, after years of moving around the release dates for our books, I really feel the need to be totally honest with you all about a factor that is always in play when it comes our workload and scheduling things.  So here goes…

For years now our release schedule has been far more volatile than we’d like- dates are always changing, the order of releases changes, and sometimes sequels get put off for years (yep, I’m referring to Pawn and the Nightmares Trilogy).  Most of you know that there are two of us writing together – my best friend from law school and I. That’s important to keep in mind when you consider the major life events that always seem to occur around a release: they’re a combination of two very real lives, not one terribly unlucky, tragic existence.  And while those major life events have been a big factor in this – the death of a parent, losing two of our precious dogs, unexpected surgeries and a plethora of other catastrophes – a lot of it has come down to one thing: my health.

Just after law school, while we were studying for the bar exam, I had to have my gall bladder removed.  That was a big enough pain in the you-know-what at the time, since the bar exam is no small feat, but it was a tiny blip compared to everything that has happened since.  Combined with my abnormal ductal anatomy, removing the gall bladder caused a serious and painful chronic illness that I have dealt with every day in the eight years since it happened.  Before you go feeling sorry for me, an amazing thing happened as a result of my getting sick: we started writing, and Sophie Davis was born.

Though the illness has made it so that I am unable to practice law in any traditional firm setting – my life plan before this all happened – it has also given me the opportunity to embark on this journey of being an indie author, to really dedicate my time to something I am so passionate about. As much as it sucks to have this condition, and as much as it has changed my life from what I thought it would be, there is always that silver lining – if I’d never become sick, it is highly unlikely that we ever would’ve started writing down our crazy stories. And it is almost certain that we wouldn’t have ever had the time to dedicate to growing it into this incredible thing we have now.  As cliché as it might be to say, we are honestly living our dream.  We’d both always wanted to be writers, but are also pragmatic enough to know how tenuous writing careers are, and how difficult it is to be able to support yourself full-time as a writer.  And so we both chose the ‘safe’ path for our lives – lots of education to set ourselves up for stable careers where we knew we’d do well for ourselves.  But the desire and dream were always there.  My getting sick allowed us to take a leap of faith we never would’ve chanced otherwise. And getting sick allowed me to make something out of our books, from the time I spent my days emailing bloggers one-by-one asking for reviews, to joining reader groups to ask you all to take a shot on an unknown author who chose to not take the traditional publishing route, to the incredible day we hit a bestseller list for the first time. Thank goodness we tried, because this is absolutely our passion, and we really love what we do.

Having said all of that, the truth is that the reality of my being sick interferes regularly with our plans for writing and releasing the books. The Cliff’s Notes version is that my condition is cyclical, meaning I go through good times, bad times, and then back around to good ones. Getting to those windows where I have far more good days than bad does come at a cost – two surgeries six months apart, to insert and remove a stent in my pancreatic duct.  And sometimes the decision to have this procedure done comes without much forewarning, which of course throws any plans we have right off the tracks. The procedures provide me a window of relief that varies in length, usually around a year or so.

During this window, the days I’m feeling well far exceed those when I’m not; most days I am able to throw myself into the work and the worlds that you and we love so much. On the bad days, when I don’t feel up to doing much of anything, the puppies and my bestie keep me company and help me through the worst of it while I lay on the couch re-watching Entourage and Veronica Mars for the umpteenth time. Since we make our own schedules, the life of an indie author allows for these days off, which is very lucky.

Unfortunately, my condition inevitably worsens again as the cycle continues through the downswing. During these periods, when the bad days outnumber the good ones, my productivity takes a major hit. Naturally, this severely affects our plans for writing and releasing books. Put plainly: It sucks. It sucks for me, feeling like hell most days.  It sucks for you, the reader, because things have to be pushed back. And of course it sucks for all of the people don’t get to experience my awesomeness, because I’m not venturing out into the world much.

So why am I telling you all of this now, after four years of dancing around the issue? Because we’ve hit a breaking point: we feel really terrible about our constantly postponed releases and the disappointment that comes with it.

When we started this adventure, it was all about us – just two friends who enjoyed creating elaborate stories together. We wrote because it was something we’d always wanted to do. We wrote because it was fun. We wrote for the two little girls in the pink house who vowed to dream big (yes, this was us, but that’s another story for another time). And even now, it is still about us. We still write because we love it, because there is no greater joy for us than when an idea of our imagining becomes a story on the page, when the characters come to life and the plot comes together like puzzle pieces. But it’s not solely about us any longer. It’s also about you – the readers. The characters, the worlds, the stories, and even the two of us – you have embraced it all in such an unexpected way. You have enthusiastically supported our dream. You, our amazing readers, have shown us such incredible loyalty. In turn, I feel like I owe you honesty.

It has taken a lot for me to come forward about this, because I genuinely don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me. The truth of the matter is that I do not feel sorry for myself. How many people get to spend their days laughing with their best friend, devising harebrained ideas, and exploring the worlds inside their heads? I am still the same silly, ridiculous, dreamer I’ve always been. Now I just see doctors more frequently. Sure, I would’ve enjoyed slamming my hand down on the table while pointing to opposing counsel and yelling “Lawyered!”  But not quite as much as I enjoy writing.

Regardless, I do feel like it’s important for you guys to know that we’re not just sitting around, twiddling our thumbs while we eat cake and watch Pretty Little Liars (that’s only an hour each week). We care about our readers so incredibly much, and feel blessed to have every one of you. Without this amazingly supportive group, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We hate letting you down by delaying yet another release. It is honestly still astonishing to us that we actually have so many readers, and we don’t want to lose you guys. The fact that there is even a single person out there who is looking forward to our next book is truly more than we hoped for when we first released Talented. As enthusiastic readers ourselves, we understand how annoying it is when there are huge gaps of time between books in a series, especially when the release dates are continuously being announced and then pushed back. So we do understand how you’re feeling, and we don’t want to lose you out of frustration. Both of us are so grateful for each and every one of our readers. You are making our dream a reality. You have given us an incredible opportunity in general, but particularly for me, personally: a chance for a life and career I’d never thought possible after my diagnosis.

So all of this is a longwinded way of saying two words: I apologize. I’m trying, I promise. Unfortunately, all I can do is promise to work hard on the good days, push myself on the so-so days, apologize to you for the bad days, and try my hardest to set more reasonable goals.

Now that I’ve gotten all of that out of my system, on to our revised release schedule!  After a critical review of our practices the last four years, there is one major thing we want to change: the actual release of each of our books.  In the past, most have come out with a whimper instead of a bang.  The biggest reason for this is that we feel so terrible about moving release dates and making you wait between books in a series, so we literally set the release date for the absolute soonest that we can actually finish the book.  We never build in any time to send out advanced review copies or to publicize the release, because we want to get the books into your hands as soon as possible!

However, in order for us to have the best shot possible at a long-term career as writers, and for my bestie to be able to quit her lawyering job in the foreseeable future, we need to change things up a bit. We need to allow a little time for marketing and advertising prior to each release. I know that this will disappoint people in the short-term, when we have this hype window for the first time, but the books will still come out about the same distance apart in the future.  And for those of you who don’t want to wait, you can always sign up for either our blog network or review group, both of which will get the books about a month before they come out.  The only requirement to receive Advanced Copies is that you *must* review them in a timely manner, preferably before the book actually releases. We really believe that having reviews already up for the books before they come out will do a lot towards helping them succeed.  We have a system in place now that we’ll be tweaking, but basically you’ll email our awesome, invaluable assistant a link to your review, and you’ll automatically receive an ARC of the next book when it comes out (if it’s a series you’re signed up for).  I’ll link the sign-ups to both of these programs below, if you’re interested in joining!

Just a side note about the release dates below: they are ALL tentative. It is definitely ambitious, and we will be pushing ourselves hard to have each of these out around the dates below, but keep in mind that one of my surgeries will be coming up in about a month, so we may have to change things around. I always try my hardest to stay with it and work as much as I can, but there’s also the possibility that I may go through a couple weeks when I can’t work at all. Regardless, I will say this – we’re going to do better on keeping you updated!  So here’s what we’re looking at now: a very busy, prolific fall with lots of payoff for you guys…


The Syndicate (TimeWaves #1)- November 10, 2015

Inescapable (Talented Saga #6)-  December 29, 2015

Vacant Voices (Blind Barriers Trilogy #3)- Jan/Feb 2016



Which reminds me, if you’re wondering why on earth we’d be starting another series when we have three we need to be releasing books for, I don’t blame you at all. It seems crazy to me, too!  But it’s an idea I’ve been marinating on for two years now, and it’s our hope for this to be our biggest series yet.  And what does one do with a series they’re super excited about and completely believe in?  Take it to BEA, of course!  We very seriously considered attempting to go the traditional publishing route with this one, so we dropped everything to get a solid chunk of it done for the country’s biggest book conference.  After weighing our options, talking to some key people with houses at BEA, discussing it with our traditionally published friends and very seriously considering the timeliness of the subject, it all brought us to one major decision: let’s self-publish the hell out of this thing.  We are hoping to really amp up the marketing and exposure for it, which again goes back to building in some lead time for the release, to get reviews, get people talking about it, and do everything possible to give it the best chance for success.  Although I know many of you will be frustrated, since it meant pushing back both Inescapable and Vacant Voices, I sincerely hope you’ll understand why we’ve made the decisions we have, and that you’ll give the series a try.  We’ll be unveiling a new website in the coming weeks with Sneak Peeks, Character Bios, and special Behind-the-Scenes glimpses at the world and story we’ve come up with.  I honestly think you’ll love it. And I really hope you do!

Okay, so I’ve shared my personal story, passed along the new release schedule, told you about the Syndicate, and hopefully given you more insight into us, how we’re doing things, and why we’re doing them the way we are.  What’s left?

Only to thank you. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your enthusiasm.  Thank you for helping us to succeed. And thank you for sticking with us.

We love you guys so much that I am embarrassed to admit that, as a writer, I don’t actually have the words to convey the depth or breadth of my feelings.  Thanks for sharing this journey with us; it’s been an amazing ride, and I’m so excited for what the future will bring.


Much love,

The Sophies

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Cover Reveal!

Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls of all ages, from both the future and the past...

We proudly present to you the cover of the exciting new release coming this Fall from Sophie Davis

The Syndicate (Timewaves #1)

 Expected Release: September 2015


In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past...

As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 2334 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Stassi’s job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate's clientele.

Stassi's next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s, in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture—as alluring a locale as they’ve ever visited. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly discovers that this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions.

Stassi and Gaige must ultimately decide how far they’re willing to go to ensure the future as they know it.

Click here to add The Syndicate on Goodreads

Unforgettable Release!

Unforgettable, the next installment in the Talented Saga, is now available! 


When Talia and Erik leave Washington after UNITED's attack on TOXIC, they have no idea that the war has just begun.  The Talented are about to lose their citizenry, their status, their entire lives.

With the Creation drug wreaking havoc on Erik, the couple relocates to Eden - an island community of Talented refugees from around the globe. Though it's supposed to be paradise for the residents, where they can live without fear or containment, Eden turns out to be anything but.

Before the duo strikes out to save their brethren, they must first help an old ally who's proven to be an enemy in the past. But what consequences will they face for doing so? And what will happen when a ghost materializes with an ulterior agenda?

New alliances will form. Truths will be revealed. And the lives of all of the Talented will be forever changed.

It's go time.  

*Unforgettable is a novel between novels- the time between Created and Inescapable from the voice that you know and love: Talia's* 

See what early reviews are saying:

"... an action packed story that will rock your senses, this book definitely lives up to it's name, Unforgettable!"     - Rachael

"This book didn't disappoint either. It is full of suspense and leaves you on the edge of your seat until the end... I'm sure my jaw is still hanging wide open with disbelief!!     - Cello Mom

"Enemies become tolerable and people appear that shouldn't. If you think trust is coming to easy, it probably is and shouldn't be trusted. This book has many spins too it and a whole ton of developments. Sometimes pushing too far is just that, too far. Other times it seems like a setup."    
- Random Musesomy

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The newest book in Sophie Davis's Bestselling Talented Saga is now available! Unforgettable (Talented Saga #4.5) Details on the #UnforgettableGiveaway, with over $1200 worth of prizes (including the tickets to BEA & BookCon) are beneath the book info.

If you haven't checked out the Talented Saga yet, you can download the first book for FREE for the limited time! (click here for store links, or click here to see the series on Goodreads- 5,290 ratings, 4.2* average). 

Title: Unforgettable (Talented Saga #4.5)

Author:  Sophie Davis

Release date:  March 3rd, 2015

Number of Pages: 340

Genre:  Young Adult Dystopian / Paranormal Romance

Formats:  eBook (for all ereaders) & Paperback

Price: $2.99 (this is a special price for the release, and will increase on 3/16/2015)



When Talia and Erik leave Washington after UNITED's attack on TOXIC, they have no idea that the war has just begun.  The Talented are going to lose their citizenry, their status, their entire lives.

With the Creation drug wreaking havoc on Erik, the couple relocates to Eden - an island community of Talented refugees from around the globe. Though it's supposed to be paradise for the residents, where they can live without fear or containment, Eden turns out to be anything but.

Before the duo strikes out to save their brethren, they must first help an old ally who's proven to be an enemy in the past. But what consequences will they face for doing so? And what will happen when a ghost from their past materializes with an ulterior agenda?

New alliances will form. Truths will be revealed. And the lives of all of the Talented will be forever changed.

It's go time.


*Unforgettable is a novel between novels- the time between Created and Inescapable from the voice that you know and love: Talia's*

About the Author:

"Sophie Davis" is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and a rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions—with frequent social media appearances—as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.  Unforgettable is their ninth novel.

For more information, visit


To celebrate the book release, Sophie Davis is giving away a truly Unforgettable prize: Two VIP passes to join Sophie at BEA 2015 AND BookCon 2015. For those who can't make this event (May 27-31st in NYC), Sophie is also offering $100 in Amazon giftcards and signed paperbacks as prizes. (If you're not familiar with the events, there's a run down beneath the Rafflecopter.)

Entry starts with purchasing Unforgettable for the special release price of only $2.99, and then there are a myriad of other options, from tweeting about the giveaway to adding Sophie on social media. You can also visit to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

BEA is *the* premiere event for the book industry, with all of the publishers there with their authors, where they give away free copies (and the authors appear to sign them) of books that have not yet come out with. BEA is not open to the general public or readers, as it is an industry professional event, so the winner will be coming as a guest of Sophie. For those who *can* purchase tickets, the cost is almost $1,000 for BEA alone. For more info go to:

BookCon is a new event that was held for the first time last year, as a way for readers to get a taste of the BEA experience. Not all of the same exhibitors and publishers participate in this part of it, but the big houses *will* be there (and Sophie, of course!) handing out some of their upcoming releases with a smaller group of authors making appearances and signing books. These passes are worth over $200. For more information:

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Since I'm new to this whole blog thing still (what's an RSS feed??), definitely let me know in the comments if there's another blog network/app that I should join and add our posts to. Anything we can do to facilitate getting our news and info to you guys, we're on board with.

Wow, 2015 has already been so crazy, and so much has changed in our plans for the books, that I wanted to update everyone!


So we started off the year with releasing Platinum Prey.  With a formatting issue that wasn't immediately resolved because we were visiting my family for the holidays, Platinum Prey didn't come out until Jan. 1, five days late.  The upswing of this?  We get to count it as a 2015 release!


As soon as we got back from our holiday, it was full steam ahead on Inescapable!  Because I know for a fact that not all readers picked up Exiled, because it wasn't from Talia's POV, when I started writing Inescapable, I felt like I needed to recap what happened. For those who did read it, everything was completely different on Talia's end of things, and the struggles that both Erik and Penny are going through because of the Created drug needed to be discussed, since they do play a pivotal part in what is to come.  Of course, I ended up writing about 40,000 words (almost 200 pages!) to cover everything as succinctly as possible before I could even get in to the meat of Inescapable's story. 


And then I freaked out a little. I mean, that was half the book, almost. If I continued on with everything that I have planned for Inescapable, it would be a 600 page book, minimum. And what if people who read Exiled hated this, because they already know what happens, and don't really care to get Talia and Erik's POV on it all? What if everyone just wanted us to jump in to the action?  On the other hand, what if I scrapped it, and then lots of people were confused, because they didn't understand what had been happening from Talia's POV, and what was going on with Erik?


So we discussed this for hours, over the span of days, and finally decided that there was only one thing to do: Write all of that and release it, but not as Inescapable. That was the birth of Unforgettable. It's called number 4.5 for two reasons: Because we didn't want to confuse everyone, since we've announcing book 5 is Inescapable, but also to make it a little side detour, if those who've read Exiled don't feel the need to take the jaunt.  Obviously reading this will make things in Inescapable much clearer, and ensure that everyone is caught up on Talia's world and all of her new struggles, but it's also not *necessary*.


I will say this- it breaks my heart a little to go this way, just because I was thrilled to *finally* be getting Inescapable out, but I also didn't want to put out something that either confused people who didn't read Exiled, or felt redundant to those who had.  Originally, Unforgettable was just going to be a short novel that came out on Valentine's Day (there's a lot of ship love in it!), but of course that never happens with these books :)  Somehow there's always so much story to tell that it turned in to a full-length novel, coming in at around 350 pages.


As disappointing as this may be to many of you, who have been loyally waiting for Inescapable for just over a year, I hope you'll enjoy a little silver lining- as I was writing and developing this book, I realized that there is still SO much story left to complete Talia's journey, where I see it all going.  So yes, if you haven't heard- there will be at least one more book after Inescapable, probably two.  I know some readers may balk and see this as us milking our most popular series, but I assure you that couldn't be further from the truth. As a writer, I do want that satisfaction of finally completing a series!  But I do feel like everything that is happening in the Talented world deserves to be told in full, instead of just cutting it off for the sake of releasing the final book.  I think you'll understand more once you read Unforgettable, and hope you'll agree!  There is still so much left to tell <3  For the blurb, cover, and preorder links, click here. (Did you know that pre-ordering your favorite authors' books does a TON of good stuff for them? True Story.)


With that, obviously my release schedule is way off track for this year. As a writer, I feel like I have to let the stories take me where they will, whatever the consequences. As a business woman trying to do this all on my own, so that I *can* let the stories guide me, it makes me very nervous to have to push things all around again. But after spending the last two months writing and editing Unforgettable (my fastest book start-to-finish!), it's simply something that has to happen.


So Unforgettable comes out March 3.  As soon as that finishes, I have to focus on BEA and BookCon for a couple of months.  A LOT goes into it, but I'm also hoping to write a draft of the first book in the Syndicate series to have with me there, to talk to some agents about it. By no means am I planning on traditionally publishing this series, since I think it would be really really difficult to give up so much control over my work, but we do want to explore our options.  The good news is that, unless somehow someone gives us an insane offer on it, this book that I am SO excited about will be released this summer!  While I don't want to start another series with so many in the works, we really do want to get some feedback on it during BEA and check out any options we might have.


Then, post-BEA, we're trying to decide what to jump in to next: either Inescapable, or Vacant Voices.  Whichever one happens, the other will be the next :)  We like to allow ourselves enough time to do the stories justice, so we don't want to guarantee anything, but it is our hope that we will also release Sacrifice at the end of the year. It's crazy how quickly a year goes by when planning it out in terms of book releases!  If we are somehow able to get all of those in, it will be by far our most prolific year yet. I know that some indie authors are able to write and release a book in a month, and I am so impressed by that, but the fact is that we marinate a lot, and build storylines and layers as we write, as things comes to us, so I don't ever want to sacrifice quality for quantity (NOT saying that those authors do- just that we would need to). The Inescapable sequel will then be coming out at the beginning of 2016 (we definitely don't ever want more than six months to pass again w/o a Talented release).


So here are my questions for you- answer them in the comments, and someone will receive a signed book of their choice!!

- Which book do you want to see this summer: Inescapable or Vacant Voices??

- I'm posting the synopsis for the Syndicate series below- pitch an idea for a title!! 


Can't wait to see what you guys say! And definitely chime in with your thoughts on everything else- I love getting feedback, and definitely value the opinions of all of my readers.  That's one of the best things about being an indie- I can let you guys steer where we go!  As always, thank you for your support and unending loyalty <3

xoxo, Sophie Davis


The Syndicate, book one:


In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past.  As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 5623 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Stassi’s job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate's clientele.


Despite the generous pay and lavish lifestyle that comes with being a Runner, Stassi had her own reasons for joining the syndicate. Like many of the kids raised in work camps, Stassi’s memories of her parents and their warm, happy home are vague, faint at best. For her, traveling through the past is the only way to uncover their identities. With only an ancestral locket to guide her, Stassi chases its origins through centuries and generations, praying it will lead to her parents.


If Stassi does manage to find them, will she have the strength to return to a present in which they don't exist? Or will she risk tearing the fabric of time to time to ensure a future in which they do?


Ode to the Keurig...

When I am up late at night,
You make my coffee taste just right.

When I am sleepy, just out of bed,
You wake me up and clear my head.

My faithful companion while I write,
After six long years, it doesn't seem right.

Now Dear Keurig, we will miss you,
With sadness, we bought the Keurig 2.

Quick 2014 Recap and 2015 Plans (including Inescapable, Vacant Voices, BEA and BookCon, Platinum Prey Release, and the first-ever look at my upcoming book, the first in The Syndicate series: Daughter of Time)


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