Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Afraid of Everything

AfraidOf_CVR_MEDI’m delighted to share my thoughts today on a new release by friend, fellow blogger and author Karen Jones Gowen.

Karen recently moved to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. She is the managing editor at WiDo Publishing, a cookie baker, and a novelist. Now, here’s my thoughts.


Within the first few paragraphs author Karen Jones Gowen draws you into her latest release, AFRAID OF EVERYTHING.

Within those first few minutes you begin to feel the emotions of Helena Carr and can’t let go. Her anxiety surrounds you and you understand her dilemmas.

Helena is afraid of everything. She quit her job and contemplates the changes she could make to her life in order to overcome her fears. However, life has other plans for her. She is left in a coma following a terrible traffic wreck.

While in the coma Helena encounters strange new worlds and people who know her better than she knows herself. Slowly overcoming her fears, Helena is faced with her most difficult challenge – waking from the coma.

The author has crafted an inspiring story as she takes readers on Helena’s journey of self-discovery. Wanting a quick fix to her life, Helena finds the path to solving her anxiety problems has some amazing twists.

AFRAID OF EVERYTHING is spellbinding, a story that will capture your imagination and surprise you in many ways.

Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen, WiDo Publishing, @2014, ISBN: 978-1937178598, Paperback, 285 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope everything is well in your corner of the world. For those approaching the Thanksgiving holiday I wish for you and your family a safe and happy time of fellowship and fun. Have you ever wondered what a person in a coma experiences?

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  1. sounds like a great read. thanks for the review!

  2. Change is often frightening - and this sounds fascinating. Thank you.

  3. Hi Mason - great to read about Karen's latest book here ... it certainly sounds a fascinating read ... and where will it take us ... and how does Helena cope ...

    Congratulations to Karen on her latest .. and Happy Thanksgiving to you both - cheers Hilary

  4. Hey, I know that author!!
    Hitting the road for Thanksgiving - hope yours is awesome, Mason. Looking forward to Monday. Thanks again!

  5. I had the pleasure of reading Karen's book before it was released. Part of the story happens in a place I've never seen described that way before and it was fascinating.

  6. Mason - Thanks for sharing this. I think overcoming fear - or at least going on despite it - is an important lesson to learn. Sounds like an interesting way to explore the topic too.

  7. Karen is a wonderful writer and I have this downloaded to my Kindle to read.

  8. Mason, thanks so much for featuring and reviewing my novel Afraid of Everything! Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  9. Sounds like an amazing book! Overcoming fear is something that I'm trying to work on right now. Thanks for the review.

  10. Sounds like Karen has a winner on her hands - she's a talented writer :)

  11. I hope you have a peaceful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for my blogging friends who, although we've never met, are very special.

  12. This sounds like an amazing book. I love when authors get you right into the thoughts of a character. :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. I'm looking forward to reading Karen's new book!


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