Monday, January 8, 2018

Secret: At HL Woods Excerpt & Giveaway!



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
ASIN: B077ZT2H5V

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 – First Meeting with ghosts, 380 w/c (from unedited ARC copy)

Without a word, I ran toward the mound of wild rose vines and thistles, where Kyle and Max had stood a moment ago.
A black man and white woman shimmered into view beside it, arms around each other, both staring at me.
I stopped so abruptly I almost lost it again. Apparitions.
“Martin, look at her. She’s seein’ us.” The woman’s distinct southern accent caught me, but what set off my cursed paranormal spidey-sensors was their clothing…straight from the 60’s, according to some of the old romance books I’d read from Mom’s stash. 
“By damn, she does see us.” He stepped closer to me with the woman at his side. “You can see us.”
“I can, yes.” Holy crap, I just said that out loud. My whole body tensed. I glanced over my shoulder to see if Kyle and Max still roamed face-plant alley. A shiver shook through me. They’d left.
“We need your help, Missy.” Martin’s brows arched, his head tilted. “Please tell us you can help us.”
The woman turned to him and patted his cheek. “It’sgonna be all right, sweetie. We ain’t botherin’ this fine woman with our problems.” She turned to me. “It’s okay, darlin’, you never mind us.”
“Why are you both here?” Wherever I saw spirits of the dead, it usually meant they were connected to something in the area. I considered the mound, seeing something metal and rusty underneath all the greenery. “You should have crossed over, into the vortex of light…unless you’re meant to go to the dark plane.”
The woman gasped and clung to Martin.
Maybe I’d said too much. I yanked some of the vines away, getting scratched and poked from the effort.
A car, green, ancient. No wonder it was tough to see.
“We want justice, but we aren’t able to leave this spot. Something’s holding us here, like some kind of barrier.” Martin’s lips pinched together, his head nodding. He looked at the woman as if to confirm. She nodded also.
I scanned the area thoroughly to make sure Kyle and Max weren’t lurking behind a tree to get a shot of me talking to air. I’d dealt with Max enough during school to last a lifetime; his nasty pranks didn’t need to scar my summer too.

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: http://bookswelove.net/authors/davis-dk/



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38 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by - wish you luck on the giveaway:)

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  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hello Lisa - thanks so much for stopping by - good luck on the giveaway:)

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  3. I love the excerpt. Sounds intriguing and interesting.

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    1. Hello Onyinye - I'm so happy that you enjoyed the excerpt:) Thank you for stopping by.

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    1. Hello Maria - I love the cover too! The image is actually a picture of my granddaughter. My daughter is a professional photographer and could meet the specifications for the BWL Publishing Art Director Michelle Lee. We had a blast dressing my granddaughter up to play "Bri."
      Thanks so much for stopping by:)

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    1. Hi Gwendolyn - thank you for stopping by...very happy to hear you think Secret: At HL Woods sounds great:)

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  6. Congratulations on your recent release the book sounds really good and I wish you many sales.

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    1. Hello Shirley Ann. Thank you for your kind words, so glad you liked the excerpt. Thank you for stopping by to check it out; )

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  7. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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    1. Hi Marcy - Glad to hear you liked the excerpt - thank you for stopping by. I wish you luck in the giveaway:)

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  8. I love the characters already! What an interesting mix of personalities!

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    1. Hi Jeanna - I have to admit it was hard to end the story...I adore the characters in this book: ) So glad you stopped by, thank you:)

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  9. Noelle - thank you for posting a spotlight for Secret: At HL Woods. You have an amazing place and I'm honored to be here. Best to you always: )

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  10. I loved the excerpt! Sounds like an enjoyable book!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. So glad you stopped by...and very happy to hear you enjoyed the excerpt:)

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  11. Hello and stopping by to thank you for the giveaway. Have a terrific day.

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    1. Hi James - thanks so much for stopping by - good luck on the giveaway! You have a terrific day too:)

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  12. Sounds like an interesting romance to read! I love the cover!

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    1. Hi Janet - thanks so much for stopping by and commenting - I love the cover too! As I mentioned earlier, the girl is my granddaughter - we had such fun dressing her up to play "Bri". Good Luck in the giveaway;)

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  13. Good Afternoon! I sure appreciate all the hard work you put into bringing us great giveaways. Thanks so very much!

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  14. When did you know that YA sci-fi, supernatural, and fantasy were the type of books that you wanted to write?

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  15. What is the name of your favorite book?
    What is the name of your favorite children's book?

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  16. I love your picture. Those colors and your pose make it so fun.

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  17. Hello! Wishing you one terrific Saturday and thanking you also for the giveaway.

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  18. Oh this sounds so good. I love the cover!!!

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  19. Good Morning! Stopping by to say thank you for the giveaway and hope your Sunday is terrific.

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  20. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Have a wonderful week!

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  21. Good Morning! We're back to another Monday. Make it a great one and thank you for the giveaway.

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  22. Hello and stopping by to once again say thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

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  23. Hello and stopping by to once again say thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

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  24. Hope youre having a wonderful week!

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