Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Unorthodox by S. Peters-Davis

A Kendra Spark Novel
Book One
S. Peters-Davis

Genre: Paranormal Suspense-Thriller Romance
with a good dollop of Supernatural

Publisher: Books We Love Publishing

Date of Publication: September 15, 2017

ISBN 978-1-77362-303-0
ISBN 978-1-77362-304-7
EPUB 978-1-77362-300-9
Kindle 978-1-77362-301-6
WEB 978-1-77362-302-3

Number of pages: 153 pages
Word Count: 63,000

Cover Artist: CoverUp.Net

Book Tagline:  Kendra’s ability of communicating with the dead is requested by her FBI criminal analyst friend to stop a killer from murdering agents.

Series Tagline: Kendra sees ghosts, and then her BFF, Jenna, becomes one. The two friends and FBI agent Derek Knight fight for justice to the victims of heinous crimes.

Book Description:

Kendra Spark, suspense-mystery romance author and communicator with the dead, is requested to hop on the first flight to D.C.

Jenna Powers, FBI criminal analyst and estranged best friend of Kendra, gets ghosticized in a fatal accident before relaying all the details of the FBI killer case.

Derek Knight, a dedicated FBI Special Task Force agent, takes lead on the case.

The investigation into the FBI agent killings continues as Kendra, Jenna – yes, even after death – and Derek work together on the case before Director of the Special Task Force Jackson Powers’ number is up. He’s Jenna’s father and the end-game of the killer’s target list.

Somehow the elusive killer remains undetected, until Kendra’s unique ability produces results and a final possibility at stopping his killing spree before it’s too late.


From the Author Review Copy: The scene –
Derek has Kendra in a casual interrogation room inside the FBI building – D.C.

The door opened
and Jackson Powers entered before I could respond.
He glanced
around the room stopping when he saw me; his red rimmed eyes spoke volumes. I
clearly remembered his presence, a straightforward man, full of confidence and
direction, but in this moment he appeared like a man broken. I rose and reached
for a hand shake. Instead, he grabbed my hand and pulled me into a big bear
“I’m so very
sorry about Jenna. Sorry for your loss, for my loss…” Muscles tensed around my
vocals and cut off the words.
Tears spilled
from both of us. Derek stepped out of the room, clicking the door closed.
“Jenna told me
she was meeting with you today, going to show you the city sights.” Jackson
held me for a few more minutes, patting my back and telling me it wasn’t my
The thought of
the accident initially being my fault had never entered my mind. Why would that
thought cross his? I stepped back. Obviously he hadn’t received the latest
details of the accident, but even so why would he consider that I’d feel
responsible. Even if I questioned that maybe I could have done something to
stop her in some way, she did save that boy. “Not sure what you mean…in
thinking it could be my fault?”
His eyes
widened, maybe a little startled at my blatant question. “I assumed Jenna ran
after a little culprit that grabbed your purse or something much worse. She
must have gotten caught up in the chase to run in front of on-coming traffic.”
His face softened. “Kendra, I know Jenna, there was nothing you could have done
to stop her. She’s always been head-strong…was always
head-strong,” he
corrected himself, then his voice cracked, and suddenly something occurred to
Jackson isn’t
privy to Jenna and Derek’s manhunt for the FBI killer, nor the reason I’m here.
Of course. Jenna had tagged along to certain crime scenes while she was still
in college, but from all that I remembered, Jackson wanted her profiling cases
strictly inside the building. She had access to all the crime scenes from
pictures and files on her laptop. At least she always used to complain about
his restrictions, and I couldn’t imagine he would allow her in the field on a
serial killer task force, unless things had changed in the last couple years.
There’d been a
few close calls on other cases, some of the agent’s family members being
abducted or being used for negotiation, leverage. While in college, Jenna told
me all the rules her father had enforced if she were to join in any of the FBI
cases. He protected her, and now she had returned the favor…to her demise.
Jenna and Derek
were hunting the serial killer behind Jackson’s back.
There was a tap
on the door and Derek stepped in. His brows were drawn close, eyes narrowed,
perhaps his expression of concern. “Sir, I thought Kendra might be hungry. She
hasn’t eaten all day.” He smiled at me, and then looked back at Jackson. “I’m
headed out for a late lunch and thought I’d take her with me.”
Jackson’s lips
pressed together. He finally lifted his chin toward me. “Well, of course. We
certainly wouldn’t want anyone going hungry now, would we,” more of a statement
than a question. He patted my shoulder. “Go on, Kendra. We can continue our
talk later. I’d like to hear exactly what happened to my daughter from someone
who was there to witness it.”
Derek grasped my
elbow and led me toward the door.
Instead of
following, Jackson released a long breathy sigh and sat on the couch. “Shut the
door behind you, Derek. And tell Darla I don’t wish to be disturbed.”

My heart swelled
huge behind my ribcage, again the confining weight pressing in on my ability to
breathe. I couldn’t imagine the emotional maelstrom Jackson was going through.
I knew only my own turbulent ride. Now I needed to get some facts straight; it
was my turn to interrogate Derek.

My Review:
This was a very interesting read to me. I love ghost stories. They are my favorite. This one really grabbed me since I also like mysteries. 

Kendra Spark is a author who lives in Michigan. Oh and she can communicate with ghosts.  Jenna who best friend for many years is a FBI Analyst in Washington DC. Kendra gets a call from Jenna wanting her to help her on a case. Not just people are dying but FBI Agents. Jenna is hoping Kendra can use her special gift to come up with some answers and hopefully figure out who the killer is. 
Of course Kendra jumps to help Jenna. Just as they are getting started on the case Jenna is killed in a car accident. Now Kendra, Ghost Jenna and hot agent Derek need to solve the case before more agents are killed.
 I liked how all 3 of the main characters actually had their own turns to shine through out the story. S. Peters-Davis has done a great job with this story. I will be waiting on the rest of the series, 

About the Author:

S. Peters-Davis writes multi-genre stories, but loves penning a good page-turning suspense-thriller, especially when it’s a ghost story and a romance. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, playing with grandchildren, or enjoying time with her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.

She also writes YA paranormal, supernatural novels as DK Davis.

BWL Author Page –

Interview with S. Peters-Davis
Hello Teresa, thank you so much for hosting me on “T’s Stuff,” and may I add, great interview questions; ) I appreciate you, your time and support, and your place…thank you again.

Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Inspiration comes to me from everywhere: ) Experiences of my own, my family, and friends – from books, TV, movies, news, and my writing accountability partner. It also comes from my publisher and many of the authors there. My inspiration, like my story ideas, surround me, they are everywhere I am.

How did you do research for your book?
Before I started writing the book, I checked out all of the significant locations I’d use in the story – noted the distance/travel time between each. I also spent time on google earth to get a clearer picture of the areas, even though I’d visited a few of them. Also checked the average weather for the time of year my story takes place.
Then I found a few books on forensics and FBI/Police procedures – also went to specific sites online for more information. Took a Forensic on-line course and joined Sisters in Crime Organization.  
I wrote the story and while writing I noted anything that needed further research – like some of the paranormal elements; )

Do you have another profession besides writing?
No. I resigned my day job in 2000 to write. Thank goodness my husband was supportive throughout my writing journey. It took me a while to gain momentum; )

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Probably back to my mid-grade years…when times were happiest in my family; )

What are your next projects?
I’m presently writing, Secret: At HL Woods – written as DK Davis (YA author pseudonym) to complete for release on January 1st, 2018. Plus I’m working on Malevolent, book 2 of the Kendra Spark Novels, hoping to release in early summer of 2018. And I’ve been working on a new project with another author, Jake & Sam, Twisted Tales of Freakish Fun (a mid-grade book of short stories for boys) to complete by fall of 2018 (or before).
Then I’ll get to work on Secret: Of Amber Eyes for mid-winter release in 2019.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you again, Teresa:) I'm so happy you enjoyed Kendra, Jenna, and Derek's story. They've been bugging me to finish up with their next case:) S. Peters-Davis