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Woman King, Second Edition (Dark Horse Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Evette Davis
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Book Description

Nobody who works with superstar political consultant Olivia Shepherd knows that she has supernatural empathic abilities—and that’s just how she likes it. But when she wakes up one morning to find Elsa, an ancient time-walker, standing in her kitchen, Olivia can no longer ignore her gifts or the mystical path that awaits her. Soon she is plunged into the hidden world of powerful “Others” who operate beneath the dense fog of San Francisco.

Drafted to work for the Council, a shadowy organization that controls the fate of humanity, Olivia must decide whether to dedicate herself to its cause. Complicating matters further is Olivia’s new love interest, William, a centuries-old vampire who is far too jaded to take an interest in human affairs. As shocking details from Olivia’s own past emerge and her role in the world begins to take shape, will she rise to the challenge of her destiny?

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About the Author

Evette Davis is an award-winning political consultant, daily newspaper reader, devoted library patron, and lover of warm chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. She divides her time between San Francisco and Sun Valley, Idaho.

Product Details

  • File Size: 502 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0990365611
  • Publisher: Flesh & Bone Books, San Francisco; 2 edition (August 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,519 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Woman King September 24, 2013
By Hotcha
Format:Kindle Edition
Woman King

Olivia Shepard had been born an empath, but as she watched the highs and lows of her mom, she rejected her gift as her mom and grandmother called it, but to her it was a curse. Olivia Shepard Consulting had trouble keeping her clients once Stoner Hallbert recouped from his ex-wife's embezzlement, it seem as if he could do no wrong and as she learned he had stolen another long time client, she flew to pieces and went on a drinking binge, only to pass out in her kitchen................

William, a one hundred eighty-one year old vampire, saw Olivia in a tunnel of San Francisco as he was playing his guitar and fell for the woman who was not quite human. Normally, he chose to leave humans to their own devices and screwing up the world. Humans never learned and continued to make the same mistakes over and over again.................

WOW, Beware of the fog that creeps across the city that hides The Other from human eyes!! Ms. Davis spins a completely plausible story that makes some forever squint at the the fog! Woman King will delight readers!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review for Woman King July 7, 2013
By Maria
Woman King is the first book in a soon-to-be trilogy. It primarily takes place in San Francisco. Olivia is an empath that has blocked her ability most of her life because of the affects it had on her mother. Suddenly, her career and emotional state changes dramatically. She meets a time-walker set out to help her. Through the time-walker, she learns that a demon has been targeting her because she is weakened from not using her powers. Her world turns upside down as she copes with learning how to strengthen her abilities to protect herself from the demon and learning that there are a lot more paranormal things to this world than she originally thought - and she falls for one of them.

The story is written in first-person through Olivia. Olivia - after denying her gift for a long time - embraces her empathic abilities and discovers new adventures and job opportunities with the help of a new friend, Elsa. Elsa is a time-walker that was sent by her grandmother to help Olivia. Through her new connection she sees the world differently. There are "Others" that walk with regular humans - vampire, werewolves, witches, and even fairies. Olivia must train herself physical, mentally, and emotionally to overcome the destructive power of a demon. Yet, a demon is not the only thing that Olivia should be worrying about. She eventually falls in love with William, who is not quite human himself. Olivia is a strong character who learns to overcome her own limitations and help those around her. Without adding any spoilers, I'll try to stay vague on this next part. I was a little surprised that the one character disappeared at the end without finding out something of what happened to him/her before the book concluded.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! September 3, 2013
By Karyn B
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This was a great book! I really enjoyed it. The main character showed growth, without whining. So many books right now have an MC that whines through the first half of the story about how they don't WANT to do something, it was refreshing to read something different. The story did not end in a cliffhanger, but left a few strands of the plot unanswered, which made me feel satisfied and yet wanting the next book. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I'll definitely be reading more! The male love interest was exciting and did not detract from the MC's independence, which was awesome. If you're looking for a book with an independent, strong, female protagonist, this one is for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Hated To Put It down... August 26, 2014
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I really hated having to finish this book...that meant the end of a great new read. Looking for the second installment to continue my addiction, I found that I have to wait until November. Strong characters, modern situations and a compelling storyline combine to create a book you really don't want to put down. I rarely give a book 5 stars, but this one deserves it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you loved The Night Circus, you'll love The Woman King September 2, 2013
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Let me begin by first saying, "WOW." I loved this book from start to finish. Evette Davis' book truly packs a punch and has plenty to offer including the supernatural, romance, fantasy, politics and more. At the end of the synopsis, it is mentioned that readers who enjoyed The Night Circus will enjoy Woman King, and I cannot agree more. This is a beautifully written book with an exceptionally strong plot. I am excited to read more by Evette Davis. Be sure to check out her work, I highly doubt that you'll be disappointed. Please note that I received a free copy of the Woman King in exchange for my honest opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jan says give me more! September 1, 2013
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this was very good! when can i see more? it left me hungry for more. i enjoyed the charaters and modern setting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and unusual - good story July 19, 2013
By Mara
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One of few American writers, in the genre of recreational fiction that I read, who is concerned with how an intolerant brand of modern Christianity has come to dominate American politics within a short period of time.
Also, though I'm not really a fan of vampire romances this one caught and held my interest. Its unusual blend of a modern political campaign combined with the affairs of Others (fairies, witches, vampires) lifts it above the norm of the current plethora of romantic vampire slush.
I'll be reading the rest of the trilogy, and also looking to see if this author writes non-paranormal stories; I think they would be even better than this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous and unusual
Excellent reading - when does Volume Two come out?
Published 14 days ago by L. N. Potts
3.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: Extreme Liberal Viewpoint - Stay away Christians
The story was ok. It was fairly well written. However, I found it fairly annoying that the "good" side was represented by the Democrats, while the Republicans were... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elianna Hebert
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Clever and Original
Enjoyed how the premise of this story was so unique. Well written. Can't wait to read the next in the trilogy. It just kept getting better.
Published 1 month ago by Julie Bercu
5.0 out of 5 stars Recognition of an Other
This story is rated five stars for content and development. It took me as a reader on a worldwind adventure into fantasy truly hoping that there is a dual world of Others co... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lilian Paneto
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next in the series!
Woman King is a fun, engaging read. The main character is complicated and interesting, and the settings captured so clearly that I could vividly imagine the action. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kayla Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book! Quick read, over too soon! can't wait for...
The worst part of the book was when it was over....I hate waiting for sequels but am looking forward to this one!
Published 3 months ago by Gretchen S. Rivas
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Mystical about this Story. Just a big Bore!
I'm sorry. I tried to be open minded about this book, but apparently that wasn't enough to find any merit in it. Mind you, it's competently written. The author can write. Read more
Published 7 months ago by HardBound
5.0 out of 5 stars fun sexy read
I really enjoyed this book, it grabbed my attention quickly and never let it go. It was easy and enjoyable to escape with. Read more
Published 8 months ago by kia andresen
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative, Sexy Page-turner
I devoured Woman King over the course of two beach days (and subsequently destroyed it with salt water and sun screen). I thought it was such a creative, fun and sexy read... Read more
Published 9 months ago by colleen corliss
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More About the Author

Evette Davis is the author of Woman King, the first installment in the Dark Horse Trilogy. When she's not writing novels, Davis runs campaigns and dispenses advice to some of the country's largest corporations, non-profits and institutions as a political consultant and co-owner of a San Francisco-based public affairs firm. Davis also serves on the board of the Litquake Foundation, San Francisco's iconic literary festival. She is a member of the Paranormal Romance Guild and the Association of Independent Authors.

Prior to establishing her firm, Davis worked in Washington as a press secretary for a member of Congress, and as a reporter for daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2014 Davis founded Flesh & Bone, an independent publishing imprint. Her writing has also been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Book Country and Searching for Superwoman. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughter and dog.

For more information, visit, or her Pinterest and Facebook pages, and follow her on Twitter @SFEvette.

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