Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Sunspots by Karen S. Bell

Title: Sunspots
Author: Karen S. Bell
Publisher: KSB Press
Publication Date: December 12th 2012
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Time Travel 
Aurora Goldberg Stein is lost in grief. Her beloved husband, Jake Stein, has just died in a tragic car accident and her sorrow is overwhelming. But is this really the end? Perhaps, perhaps not. She hears his voice. She sees his ghostly presence. She travels back in time to another life with Jake. What is going on? What is the message?

Jake Stein, a dashing Texan, sweeps Aurora off her feet and changes her life. A Brooklyn born actress, she moved to NYC and does temporary work to pay her bills. On this particular assignment, she accidentally meets Jake Stein, who is her dance with destiny. Leaving everything she knows, she marries him and moves to Austin, Texas. No longer struggling to make ends meet, Aurora wiles away her time bored and lonely, and trying to recapture the excitement she once had with this man. And then suddenly, it's all over, her life, her future is gone. Vanished are all her hopes and dreams.

But destiny comes in many forms, and when Aurora moves to a new house, she discovers that the previous owner has never left. The ghostly presence of Viola Parker looms large and becomes Aurora's guide through time revealing to her the mistakes she's made with Jake Stein through the centuries. This time, maybe this time, Aurora can get it right.

I get so much satisfaction in the writing process. I take care to choose just the right word, to make sure each sentence has the right cadence. I appreciate other writers who respect the craft in this way, and I hope my readers do so with me. Writing is a need, a desire for expression, and springs from well within my subconscious mind. Thoughts rise up, scenes rise up and blend in with the over-arching story. These thoughts emerge whenever they want to and wherever I am and probably not when I am at the computer. The computer is for the craft, the technique. The thoughts come during walks, or while driving the car, or at the grocery store. I am the willing recipient of these thoughts and so they seek me out. It's a mystery this business and art of writing and it keeps me enthralled.

What can we expect from you in the future?
At the moment I’ve starting my fourth book. I enjoy writing books with a magical flare to them and this book will have more of that. This will be sort of a fairytale with good and evil elements and will take place at a Bed and Breakfast hotel in Vermont. It is not fully fleshed out because my plots and characters evolve as I write. Take me on flights of fancy to which I obey. It’s a fun way to write but also scary in that I have to trust my gut that the muse will come and lead and I won’t get stuck. Title right now: The Bernstein and Barnstable B&B. Subtitle: Grimm’s fairytales take a B&B holiday—maybe. Message—happiness is a choice.

The final book in my short career will be one that I started a few years ago. It’s how the veil between the goddess realm and reality is taken down, how the two realities finally merge. It’s a female hero’s journey. Message: we women are all goddesses. Title: The Goddess Chronicles.
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  1. I like the use of green on the cover. Congrats on the release.

  2. The synopsos has me very interested! Love the cover! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Gorgeous cover. It makes me miss Alaska!!

  4. Gorgeous cover! Sounds like a great read!

  5. Can't wait to read!

  6. i have seen this one before and have my eye on it
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. I loved the trailer and the cover was just out this world beautiful. I am intrigued.

  8. I like the cover and it looks like a fun read!

  9. The book cover is beautiful the way the colors flow. I'm interested in what happens when Aurora moves to the new house.

  10. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  11. I read all of Karen S. Bell's books. She never disappoints!