Monday, January 22, 2018

Secret: At HL Woods by DK Davis

Secret: At HL Woods
The Secret Series
Book 2
DK Davis

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Publisher: BWL Publishing, Inc.

Date of Publication: December 15, 2017 

ISBN: 978-1-77362-990-2
ISBN: 978-1-77362-989-6
ISBN: 978-1-77362-988-9 print

Number of pages: print book - 199
Word Count: 60,200 words

Cover Artist: Michelle Lee

Tagline: A high school ghost-seer, an all-star jock, and a bully, cross paths, sparks spew, and lives change…

Series Tagline: A series of secrets, invisible yet glaring, and most include a supernatural spin, like an unwelcomed sensation sparking every nerve ending.

Book Description:

Bri, a seventeen-year-old ghost-seer, keeps her ability under wraps at the new school until a murdered couple from the 60’s asks for help.

Kyle, a high school jock, realizes the new girl lives next door; she’s crazy cute, goth-odd, and too convenient to ignore.

Max, Kyle’s best friend, only sees Bri as a wicked threat.

Luke, Bri’s gay best friend, moves in for the summer, escaping his abusive father.
Paths cross, sparks spew…will anyone remain the same after?

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Excerpt – Ghosts interrupt an accidental meeting between Bri and Kyle – 471 w/c
(from unedited ARC copy)
“Is this a good
time?” Kyle leaned against the corner of the garage.
“Why? Is it your
turn to take the picture and share it with the world? You and Max got a dare
going on? Or is your shadow hiding around the corner?” I didn’t trust Max but
thought Kyle was different, in a good way, but his defending Max threw me.
Perhaps it was all about standing up for their bro-ship. I would do the same
for Luke. Living as a gay boy in a straight family that defied it was harsh,
and kids at school were sometimes rough about it also. Luke had no one but me,
and no one understood me but him.
“It’s not like
that.” He let out a big sigh. “Honestly, if you would have tried a little
harder to be social…friendly, you’d have a few friends.” He shook his head and
the urge to slap him overwhelmed me. “Yea, you started a new school in March,
so what. You’ve been here for over three months and haven’t joined any sports
or clubs. Now school’s out for the summer, so you’ll be starting your senior
year like you ended this one, with no friends, nothing in common with anyone.”
“Are you
lecturing me?” I sprang out of the chair and stepped to the front of him, toe
to toe, his back to the brick wall. “Because it almost sounds like you’re
telling me that it’s my fault Max is treating me like crap.” My whole body
trembled as I fisted both hands. What in the heck was that all about? Was I
planning a beat-down on him?
His eyes sparked
then narrowed. He just stood there staring at me with those half-closed
stormy-blues. Saying nothing.
“You gonna kiss
him or what?” Gloria and Martin stood beside us. How and the heck did they
manage to follow me? “Go on, get it done.”
“We both know
you want to and I can safely say he wants to,” Martin added. “He’s practically
licking his lips with anticipation.” He and Gloria giggled.
Kyle’s arms slid
around my waist as if he acknowledged Martin’s directives. His body meshed into
Oh gods, what
the heck was happening? I shoved my fists against his chest so he pressed into
the bricks, and then I jolted out from the solid web of his arms. My brain
fogged and my smoky crystal vibrated against my sternum…again. “What are you
doing?” My words came out more like a pant than a yell. How was that working
for me? Not.
Kyle smiled, a
slow stretch of his full lips, and his silence pierced my ears. Maybe this look
was his smolder.

I could see how
it would work to melt frozen hearts. Mine was doing a good job of
hyper-drum-beating against my ribcage.

About the Author:

DK Davis writes YA sci-fi, supernatural, and fantasy with a good dollop of all the relationships woven in between. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, spending time with grandchildren or her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.

She also writes mainstream supernatural, suspense-thriller romance as S. Peters-Davis.


BWL Publishing Inc. Author Page:


Interview with DK Davis
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
DK – My main muses for YA are my grandchildren – they ROCK!! But I also draw from “LIFE,” other books, movies, TV, other family members, friends, conversations, news…so much fodder for fiction, everything is sacred as a possibility.
How did you do research for your book?
DK – I did a bit of research on paranormal investigative equipment and also some history on the racial issues from the 1960’s. Always do a bit of background on locations, not that I use it, but I like to have some foundation for creating story locations. I use the internet and reference books.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
DK – No, not now. I did work as a manager for a plastic sheeting manufacturer a number of years ago, but my heart has always been about writing – a life passion of mine.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
DK – A few years ago I would have said I’d like to go back to the homestead times – finding your own piece of land and then working it – living off the land from your own hard work.
NOW, *shakes head* I love going forward, actually being right in the moment of a forward projection. Making my own historical moments as they occur…well, truly, there’s nothing quite like it. It’s unique.
What is your next project?
DK – Jake & Sam ~ Twisted Tales of Freakish Fun – an anthology for mid-grade that I’m co-writing with S. Willett (author of the Country and the Rock mid-grade trilogy). Release scheduled for late spring / early summer 2018. The book is about two friends, Jake and Sam, and the crazy, fun adventures they each have and share. Once in a while, their adventures come together. And they wreak of paranormal, supernatural, sci-fi, and maybe even fantasy – but always freakish fun.
Secret: of Amber Eyes – Another book in the Secret Series to release sometime in December 2018. Morgan Redding graduates high school then gets sent to her aunt’s wildlife refuge in northern Michigan (her mother wants time alone with the new husband). Morgan discovers a species of beings beyond comprehension until she becomes one…
Malevolent, A Kendra Spark Novel – the second book in the Kendra Spark series, written as S. Peters-Davis and due to release in the fall of 2018. Another supernatural, paranormal suspense-thriller romance – Kendra, Jenna, and Derek have their work cut out in finding the head of a human trafficking ring kidnapping teenage girls.

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  1. Good Morning Teresa:) Thanks so much for hosting me in an interview - the questions were fun to answer. Lovely post - thank you for your time and expertise:)

  2. I need to thank Teresa for the intro to D.K. Davis and her work. I am now a new fan and look forward to reading all of her books. (