Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fantastical Supernatural and Writing - Guest Blog Secrets: In Wolf Lake by DK Davis


Fantastical Supernatural and Writing

Hello Roxanne, thanks so much for having me at your amazing place Fang-tastic Books. Love it…and the reason I enjoy this space so much is because of the supernatural vibrations wafting through the air the moment I walked through your door. WOW! And I know you, dear Roxanne, have something to do with it.

You enjoy the paranormal, supernatural just as much as I do. I’ve read your stories and you’ve read mine…we resonate with the same kind of “imagination” for the wild supernatural. We make sense out of what doesn’t make sense. LOL

That’s my very favorite part – brainstorming to make the wild and crazy…tame. Or at least, plausible.

I could hang out in a virtual world for…a long, long time. My husband and I watched a TV series, Beyond. And in that show, the story-star, Holden, was in a coma for twelve years…living in the Realm. It was a dank, desperate place, where dark entities lived. He had relationships from there. When he finally woke in the human “realm” – he had lost twelve years. (Can you imagine losing 12 years?) Everything looked different and he should have actually graduated high school – I believe he was only a twelve-year-old when he went into his unconscious state.

I enjoyed that series mostly because of the writer’s vivid imagination…the “realm” reminded me of a scary nightmare, and honestly, I thought it could very well be plausible. Then the author threw in a few abilities – paranormal kind of stuff. I applauded; ) That sort of “stuff” brings out the “geek” in me.

It’s the unexpected with a supernatural spin that gets my heart rockin’. Throw in a few perilous twists for a couple of unsuspecting (well fleshed-out) story-stars…and I’m totally ga-ga.

I watched the Vampire Diaries for years, until we lost the station, and also watched Supernatural – who doesn’t like Dean and Sam? I love Dean’s voice. How would you best describe that in words? Deep, baritone, a bit forceful? Honeyed? *smiles*

There are so many ideas for stories buzzing around inside my head – and the next two books in the Secret series only have a couple of my growing list of ideas. Secret: At HL Woods will include a story-star, Bri, who communicates with ghosts, so of course there will be a few of those floating around in the story; ) And they will need Bri to help them find justice…only to do that will mean sharing her ability with other’s. Then there’s Secret: Of Amber Eyes – story-star Morgan is sent to her aunt’s wildlife refuge and preserve. The place is not only for injured wildlife, but also therapy for troubled kids. She discovers something else residing there, and instinct binds her in self-discovery…of the shifter kind; )

Let me ask you all a question – I mean if you’re here visiting Fang-tastic Books, you are into supernatural, so what types of characters (supernatural / paranormal / sci-fi / fantasy) would you love to read about?

Please share…it might just show up in my Secret series book four story; )


Secrets: In Wolf Lake             
Secret Series
Book 1
DK Davis

Genre: YA, sci-fi, fantasy

Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.  

Date of Publication: 1/1/2017

ISBN: 9781772993899
Kindle: 9781772993905
WEB: 9781772993912
Print: 9781772993929
ASIN: B01N7O41FM

Number of pages: 120
Word Count: 41,200

Cover Artist: Michelle Lee

Secret: In Wolf Lake – Tagline

Samantha discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake; now his life depends on her saving him.

Book Description:

Samantha’s dealing with a lot of emotional blow-back from her mother’s new marriage. Then she discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake, and life suddenly becomes all about keeping his existence a secret, earning his trust. That is until his life depends on her saving him. But she won’t be able to do it alone…

Secret Series – Tagline

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

Excerpt:

“This freakin’ rocks!” Lisa zipped by again, spraying diamonds of water all over me. I gripped hard on the rod and stood up to keep the fishing line from snagging on her or the jet-ski. The boat pitched, dipping. I shuffled to regain my balance then turned to give Lisa a piece of my mind. In that nano-second the fishing line snapped. I spun around and tumbled nose first over the top of Koko. My rod splashed into the water in front of me as if I’d thrown it.

Instant coldness prickled through me, but I didn’t want to lose that fishing pole. I dove a little deeper, waiting for the water to settle. The sun illuminated beneath the surface and made it easy to see the rod leaning against a big rock right below me. I swam toward it.

A curl of water slid along my arm as something swam near me. I expected the lunker fish, the big guy that snapped the fishing line, but instead, I stared at two round black eyes. I couldn’t look away from its flat green face, the size of a baseball, with small slits for nostrils and a wider slash for its mouth.
Short tubular ears stuck out from each side of its head. Not any kind of fish or amphibian I’d ever seen.

It stared back at me and moved closer.

When it touched my arm, I screamed. A stream of bubbles flushed out of my mouth, blinding my vision. I pushed off from the huge rock with my feet and fought my way to the surface.
Air, I needed air.

Koko’s paws churned through the water just above me. His nails scratched across my cheek as I surfaced.

“Koko, get back, buddy,” I croaked, sucking in air, and then I nudged him to move back. But I didn’t want him too far away. My mind flashed to the thing beneath the water, greenish body, short arms and legs, and a long lizard-like tail. But those black eyes…the way it stared at me, almost like it had intelligence.

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.




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1 comment:

D.K. Davis said...

Hi Roxanne: ) Thanks so much for letting me hang at your place today...always a pleasure. As far as my favorite supernatural being...well, I've run through a lot of them in stories I've written - lots of shifter-types, like cougars, dragons, wolves, vampires (who doesn't like the dark, strong, silent type) - I've opened myself to ghosts...they've always fascinated me. Had a couple encounters when I was a kid and guess that sort of stuck with me. And then there's always the wonder of angels among us.

Wow...give me another cup of coffee. LOL Thanks again for hosting me today: )

 
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