Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Five W's in Storytelling: S. Peters Davis' Malevolent, Giveaway

The 5 W's of Stories
Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story blog. We continue with the guest author series, The 5 W's in Storytelling--who, what, where, when and why. This week our guest is multi-genre author Susan Davis. We go way back beginning our fiction writing careers at the same publishing house. Today we're together again at BWL Publishing.

Win $10 Amazon Gift Card from Susan. 

Susan says, "Leave a quick comment on what kind of supernatural/paranormal being you like best, along with your email addy for a chance to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card." Deadline for entry is Sunday, September 30, 10 pm ET. Good luck!!

Thank you, Susan. Now let's find out the Five W's in Susan's latest release, Malevolent.

Trafficked girls marked to lose their souls by a malevolent supernatural entity require someone with explicit abilities for their rescue. 
Will Kendra be able to save them?

The 5 W’s of Malevolent, A Kendra Spark Novel by S. Peters-Davis

Hello JQ, thank you so much for having me at your place. You have a lovely blog: ) Hello to everyone stopping in also. Thank you for taking a moment to check in. I’m honored.

Now for the reason you came – to see the 5 W’s of Malevolent:
Kendra Spark, a mystery-suspense romance author, who also possesses the ability to see and communicate with the dead, aka ghosts, ends up consulting for the FBI. She’s become the translator for Jenna.
Jenna Powers, a criminal analyst for the FBI and BFF of Kendra, died in the first book, but never left Kendra’s side. She continues to analyze criminals.
Derek Knight, a totally hot FBI Special Task Force Agent, leads an investigation team that includes Kendra and Jenna.
You’ll also meet FBI Director Jackson Powers (Jenna’s father); Luke, Ray, and Tressa (the rest of Derek’s investigation team); and plenty of “evil bad-guys” – like Vinny Merretti (part of a cartel), Bertellia Camelia Gonzales and her side-kick, Buster (two malevolent entities). 
A sealed container driven outside of Washington D.C. was found tipped over in a ditch with a number of young teen girls, dehydrated and confused, inside. The driver, DOA, had a business card tucked in his pocket listing Vinny Merretti’s North Carolina businesses along the Cape Fear River.
The case: find the ringleader of the trafficked young women.
Northern Michigan (where Kendra lives), Washington D.C. (FBI headquarters and Derek’s house located outside the city), Wilmington, NC along Cape Fear (location of Vinny Merretti’s “Midnight” businesses).
June 12 – 18, 2018 (My timeline for the story, but more or less, present day; )
Even though the BIG why is - find the ringleader of the trafficked girls, there’s more going on with Kendra and Jenna – supernatural story-threads that also need immediate attention. Their souls are marked by a malevolent entity and the countdown for the soul-sucker’s consumption fast approaches, not just for Kendra and Jenna, but for the trafficked girls as well.
A couple new characters are introduced in this 2nd book, a major one being a voodoo priestess, NaNa Rosa (who I personally adore…and she’ll definitely show up in Albatross, the 3rd book in this series). NaNa Rosa handles most of “righting” what’s happened on the preternatural front, along with Kendra’s grandmother Ellie, who makes a couple appearances even though she’s no longer on the earth plane.
FBI agents, ghost-seers, ghosts, voodoo priestess, guardian angels, and undercover police detectives play their respective parts in “how” the story unravels.
That’s a wrap;) Please don’t forget to leave a comment on your favorite supernatural-paranormal being/entity in the comment section with your email addy for your chance to win a $10 Amazon Card. Who knows, perhaps your favorite will show up in the next Kendra Spark Novel:)
About S. Peters-Davis
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.
Author S. Peters-Davis
As DK Davis, she also writes YA and NA paranormal, supernatural novels that involve diverse and mature subject matter.

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Back of the Book: Malevolent, A Kendra Spark Novel
Kendra Spark, suspense-mystery writer and communicator with the dead, signs on to the next FBI Special Task Force case, trafficked girls that are marked to lose their souls.
Jenna Powers, ghostified criminal analyst, sticks close to the case as she and Kendra are also marked by the same malevolent supernatural force.
Derek Knight, lead FBI Agent on this case, learns of the malevolent entity and the deeper paranormal realm of danger.
Kendra’s unfiltered feelings for Derek struggle to take a backseat, and as the menacing threat grows more intense, so does her passion for Derek.
Derek faces uncertainties he’s never dealt with in his past, like malicious entities and the loss of his heart to love. How can he protect Kendra against forces he can’t see?   
As boundless supernatural danger intertwines with the future reality of the trafficked teens, Kendra and Jenna realize only they can shoulder the rescue by calling in a voodoo priestess…


Anonymous said...

HI JQ:) So great to be at your place tonight and all day tomorrow too:) Thank you so much for having me:) Hello everyone - thank you for stopping in and don't forget to leave a comment - what's your favorite supernatural or paranormal being? Add your email so I can contact you if you're the drawing winner:) Good Luck!!

Helena Fairfax said...

Hi JQ, I've really enjoyed your 5 Ws series. Susan, this sounds like an interesting and unusual read. You must have a great imagination! My favourite paranormal being is the traditional vampire. You can have so much fun as a writer with vampires, and I've read a variety of interpretations, from traditional to comedy.
Really enjoyed your post!

Computer Tutor said...

This sounds wonderful. I love the collection of characters--both dead and live.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thrilled to have you here as a guest too Susan! What a book! Great characters!

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Helena. Thank you. I have really enjoyed hosting this series. Learning so much about how authors put their stories together.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Jacqui. Right, dead and live characters. Susan has quite an imagination!

Anonymous said...

Hello Helena - thanks so much for stopping by - and I agree with the vampires. I enjoy reading vampire romance, and you're right, there's such a playing field of interpretations - I find that in shifters also:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacqui - so glad you stopped in...and I adore ghosty characters. Jenna Powers is full of it (spirited, if you get my meaning), she totes a lot of steam in the story and she's still Kendra's best friend.

Anonymous said...

The winner of the $10 Amazon GC is Jacqui Murray:) Congratulations, Jacqui, and thank you so much for stopping in, so appreciated:)
Thank you to everyone who stopped in to visit with JQ and I - Helena and Vihaan, appreciated your comments:)
Have an amazing day everyone:)

Computer Tutor said...

Woohoo I won! Now I'm trying to decide which of your wonderful books to purchase with my Amazon gift card, Susan. I'll be the one browsing your author page!

Computer Tutor said...

OK, I decided. I bought Unorthodox. I love series! This one sounds amazing.

J.Q. Rose said...

Congrats Jacqui!! Lots of good reading there for you.
Thanks, Susan, for your generous giveaway!
And thank you to all those who visited and BIG thank you to those who left comments.

Computer Tutor said...

Yay! I used it for a good purpose, Susan--to buy your book!

Computer Tutor said...

I don't often win so I'm excited about this!

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