Friday, September 22, 2017

New Indie Book Release: When a Stranger Comes... (Karen S. Bell)

New Indie Book Release:
When a Stranger Comes... - Karen S. Bell
Psychological Thriller (249 Pages - September 2017)

When a Stranger Comes... is an allegory for the evil lurking in our midst. The social decay of modern society with its excessive greed, the ignorance of our political leaders, and our indifference toward the survival of all species from the effects of climate change are perhaps brought forth by the darkest forces of human nature.

About the Book

When a Stranger Comes... (Karen S. Bell)
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Satisfying one's greed can come at a devilishly high cost.

Achieving what you crave can also bring the terrifying fear of losing it. For Alexa Wainwright, this truth has become her nightmare. Born Gladys Lipschitz, the daughter of an unwed Soviet-era Jewish immigrant, she was beyond thrilled and amazed when her debut novel, A Foregone Conclusion, soared to number one on the bestseller's list and became an international sensation. The accompanying fame and riches were beyond her expectations. Unfortunately, her subsequent work has yet to achieve the same reception by critics and readers. Yes, they have sold well based on her name recognition, but she dreads the possibility of becoming a mid-list author forgotten and ignored.

She vows to do whatever it takes to attain the heady ego-stroking success of her debut. But is she really?

Witnessing an out-of-the-blue lightning bolt whose giant tendrils spread over the blue sky and city streets below her loft window, Alexa doesn't realize just how this vow will be tested as she's magically transported to an alternate reality. In this universe, the characters from her books are given the breath of life and she meets publisher, King Blakemore, who just might be the Devil himself. At first, she shrugs off her doubts about this peculiar publisher and very lucrative book deal offer because the temptation of riches and refound fame is too strong. But all too soon, Alexa realizes she's trapped in an underworld of evil from which she desperately wants to escape. For starters, she finds herself in an iron-clad book contract that changes its wording whenever she thinks of a loophole.

Desperate to get her life back, she devises schemes to untether herself from this hellish existence.

About the Author

Author Karen S. Bell
Author Karen S. Bell
In her writing, Karen S. Bell tackles social issues to which we all can relate.

In her debut, Walking with Elephants, she explored the struggles and pressures of work/life demands for mothers.

In Sunspots, she delved into the agony of grief from losing a spouse and that sometimes for a woman a marriage can swallow your identity.

In When a Stranger Comes, she explores the pervasive greed in our modern society and its direct impact on the health of our planet and all living species.

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