Friday, March 13, 2020

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


When a Stranger Comes... (Karen S. Bell)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Psychological/Supernatural Thriller When a Stranger Comes... by Karen S. Bell.

When a Stranger Comes... is a Page Turner! Un-putdownable Faustian Thriller! Greed, entrapment, and the world of book publishing.

The Book has been self-published via KSB Press and is available as eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback - 224 pages - released in September 2017.



About the Book

Author Alexa Wainwright 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. Immediately, 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. She’s also aided by the forces for good who attempt to remove King's hold on her.

When a Stranger Comes... (Karen S. Bell)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The twists and turns in this book, made this a true delight for me. Karen's ability to transport me into Alexa's world was excitng and I got lost in her world immediately and couldnt put the book down. I look forward to reading more from this author." - Ann Piety

- "When A Stranger Comes is devilishly good with an unexpected twisted ending. A fast read written by a fun and wicked imagination!" - Rachel Hailey

- "I was delighted with the intelligent writing style of the author and her imagination in writing such a riveting story. A mystery buff at heart, this novel kept me turning pages—a surprisingly new adventure for me into the mysteries of an alternate reality. Loved the ending!" - Chilling (Amazon)

- "[...] The story is really well written and flows well. Even when I read the truth of what was happening to Alexa I wasn't convinced it actually was the truth. The author manages to lead the reader along easily even while they're feeling completely off balance with the storyline. It's a very tricky thing to do and it is done exceptionally well in this novel.
The character development was exceptional too. The reader spends a lot of time in Alexa's mind and being there is a confusing and entertaining place to be. King reminded me of someone but I can't quite put my finger on who. All other characters were equally well developed.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book for those who like psychological thrillers that keep you off balance and guessing.[...]"
- seraphim0731 (Amazon)


About the Author

Author Karen S. Bell
Author Karen S. Bell
Karen S. Bell's work is inspired by social issues to which we all can relate. Work/ life stresses, the loss of a spouse and how marriage can sometimes swallow a woman’s identity, and the prevalence of greed in modern society.

Walking with Elephants was her first novel, although she was not new to writing. She was a theater critic and celebrity interviewer for a weekly tabloid in Jacksonville, Fl and earned a Master’s in Mass Communication from Oklahoma State University. For 15 years she worked in Corporate America as a technical editor/editor/writer where she experienced first hand the politics and intrigue that goes with that territory and the balancing act that comes with being a working mother.

With her second novel, Sunspots, she continues to be in awe of the magical and wondrous phenomenon called life. As an observer and obvious participant in feminine values and approach to our human challenges, she brings this perspective to her work. Fascinated by the mysteries of the unseen forces that perhaps play a role in guiding our choices, she searches for answers in the mundane as well as in the cosmic forces that surround us.

She is working on her next novel in Ponte Vedra, Fl. where she lives with her husband and two furry kids. Their human kids have flown the nest and are scattered far and wide.





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