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The Others

Book 1

Published by SparkPress
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

True Blood meets Supernatural in the kickoff of this urban paranormal fantasy series from an acclaimed author. Readers enter a dystopian San Francisco filled with empaths and vampires embroiled in political unrest—and Book 1 is just the beginning.

Much as she wishes otherwise, superstar political consultant Olivia Shepherd was born a powerful empath. It’s a legacy she walked away from long ago—but when she wakes up one morning to find Elsa, a tenacious time-walker, standing in her kitchen, she realizes she can no longer ignore her gifts. She is quickly plunged into the hidden world of powerful “Others” and drafted to work for the Council, a shadowy organization that summons the fog to San Francisco to obscure their involvement in human affairs.

Complicating matters further is Olivia’s new love interest, William. A centuries-old vampire, William is far too jaded to take an interest in human affairs—but Olivia no longer has the luxury of remaining impartial. As shocking details from Olivia’s own past emerge and her role in the Council begins to take shape, will she rise to the challenge of her destiny?

About The Author

Evette Davis is the author of 48 States, named one of the Best Indie Books of 2022 by Kirkus Reviews. Her work has also been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, and she has previously worked as a press secretary for a member of Congress and a reporter for daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not writing, she advises some of the country’s largest corporations, nonprofits, and institutions as a consultant and co-owner of BergDavis Public Affairs. Davis splits her time between San Francisco and Sun Valley, Idaho. To learn more, visit

Product Details

  • Publisher: SparkPress (September 17, 2024)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781684632718

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Raves and Reviews

2024 International Book Award: Winner, Fantasy

“Her knowledge of the fantasy genre is evident, as she skillfully weaves fantastical elements with politics, society, and history. The result is a love letter to San Francisco and fantasy—a city where the culture thrives and hides a darker and more mysterious underbelly. ... Evette Davis’s The Others showcases her deep passion for storytelling and the enchanting world of the supernatural.”—IndieReader

“…an immersive adventure filled with romance and supernatural intrigue from cover to cover. Davis's vibrant world is brimming with diverse and compelling characters… a captivating read that left me eagerly anticipating the next installment, and I’d certainly recommend it to fantasy fans seeking a new accomplished author.”—Readers Favorite, 5 STARS

“A rollicking supernatural jaunt through time that leaps out of the famous San Francisco fog and right onto our latest news pages. Davis combines her inside knowledge of Bay Area politics with a gripping tale of vampires and shape-shifters that leaves us never quite looking at the city the same way again.”—David Callaway, former Editor-in-Chief, USA Today

“. . . a paranormal romance and thriller for the intelligent reader. It has it all: political issues, social issues, family issues, witches, vampires, demons, time-walkers, fairies, werewolves, empaths, romance, violence, danger, and espionage. Davis does a laudable job by weaving an intricate storyline around a well-developed, blossoming romance. She ties storylines together and introduces backstories to explain complicated characters. Moreover, the protagonist is extremely likable and easy to relate to. This may have been a paranormal book, but I found her story to be motivational. Who hasn’t wanted to turn their back on the world and throw in the towel? When Olivia begins her training sessions to get her life back on track, the book becomes nearly therapeutic.”—Rebecca Skane, book reviewer at

“Let me begin by first saying, WOW. I loved this book from start to finish. Evette Davis’s book truly packs a punch and has plenty to offer, including the supernatural, romance, fantasy, politics, and more. This is a beautifully written book with an exceptionally strong plot.”—A.C. Haury, Bibliophile Book Reviews

“Davis brings all the quirkiness of San Francisco to life like never before, seamlessly weaving together the modern and mystical. Depicting a secretive society in our midst, comprised of witches and fairies, demons and vampires, The Others is a delicious adventure, unconventional romance, and compelling parable for our politically wrought time.”—Mike Trigg, author of Bit Flip and Burner

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