Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Reflections From Within (Sequel to Shadow in the Mirror) by Adele Hewett Veal


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Sequel to Shadow in the Mirror


When do you tell the man you love that you suffer from an incurable identity disorder? When is it the right time to have that type of conversation?

Multiple Personality Disorder is real and like her mother; Leslee Cramer, in the novel, Shadow in The Mirror, Kelly has learned to manage hers – until now.

Kelly Jenison is a third-year college student at UCLA. In March, Kelly mysteriously disappears. And just as mystifying, she turns up a year later, beaten and stabbed at Mercy Hospital as a Jane Doe.

Get ready for a breathtaking story that will take you on a romantic binge. The twists and turns of Kelly’s consciousness will leave you clutching your heart and wondering –

Will she be lured away by Daniel or swept away by Pen?

Sequel to Shadow in the Mirror


“Kelly, Let me in. Hurry. Let me in.”

The voice was distinct and urgent but who was it?

The scene unfolded as if it were a movie playing out in her head. She remembered opening the door to let him in.

“What happened? Are they okay –?”

“Like I said on the phone, I only know that there’s been an accident. They were both in the car. Somehow they missed a turn, and the car went over the side of a cliff. I was asked to bring you back to Gilbert. That’s all I know. They need you there as soon as I can get you there.”

“Oh my God, are they –? Oh my God!”

She rushed around the room, throwing clothes into a suitcase. Then slipped her feet into her shoes and tossed a cardigan sweater around her shoulders. She grabbed the suitcase and her purse and rushed out of the apartment.

Kelly was meticulous about the way she looked. Her “dressing down” would be considered dressing up to others. Today she wore a pair of dark blue embellished bootcut jeans with a white, pull-over, Ralph Lauren shirt that laced then tied tastefully at the top. Once outside, she was hurried into the back seat of a car and the car sped off.

After driving for a while, Kelly leaned forward to peer through the windshield. Realizing they were not on the main road, she said, “Hold on, we’re going the wrong way. The freeway is back there.” She pointed behind her but, he didn’t stop. “Where are you going? I’ve got to get to the hospital, and you’re going the wrong way.”

“Just shut up and sit back!”

“Why? What are you doing? Where are you taking me?” Kelly lunged forward and hit him in the back of the head. “Stop the car and let me out. What’s wrong with you?”

“Settle down. Believe me, Kelly, you don’t want me to stop the car.”

She lunged forward again and delivered another blow to the back of his head, knowing her ring would leave a stinging gash that would make him slow down long enough for her to jump out.

The blow was more painful than he expected.

As the car slowed, Kelly pulled up on the handle fast and rammed her shoulder into the door as hard as she could. It didn’t open. She searched the back of the car for a weapon or anything she could use as one.

“Listen,” he yelled, rubbing the back of his head. He brought his hand around and looked at it to determine how much blood was oozing from his wound, “That does it. I’m tyin’ your ass up. God! What did you hit me with?”

“My fist!”

“That was more than your fist!”

He swerved, just missing an oncoming car and took a sharp right, driving down a dark secluded, dirt road.

Kelly put a protective hand on her ring and then, anticipating his intent, she slowly removed it from her finger and placed it deep inside the pocket of her cardigan. Without a second thought, she eased down and removed one of her shoes from her foot, thankful she had decided on the Prada’s with the one-inch heel. She clasped the shoe in her hand and waited for the best time to use it.

The car finally came to a screeching halt, and he threw the door open then hopped out. Still rubbing his bleeding wound and blinded with fury, he darted to the back door, snatched it open, and yanked Kelly out of the car, which gave her the chance she had been waiting for.

He grabbed her hand and searched for the object that made the painful gash in the back of his head and was caught off guard when Kelly brought the shoe around and hit him with all her might. The shoe sliced through the air repeatedly, connecting once with the side of his face and again with the hand he put up as a protective shield. He was finally able to get a firm grip of the shoe and pry it away from her. The whole ordeal left him viciously scratched, bitten, and kicked.

“Damn it!” He cursed and dabbed the painful areas that stung from Kelly’s cat-like assault and then he searched his hand to assess the damage done to it. Then he walked slowly toward her, winded from the tussle.

Kelly straightened her back.

“I’m not afraid of you.” She spat.

“You should be.” He drew his hand up and it cut through the air.

She felt its powerful sting connect with the side of her jaw in a back-handed slap that knocked her backward and unconscious.

Kelly disappeared.

Meet Author Adele Hewett Veal…

Adele Hewett Veal was born in Akron, Ohio and relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in 1999. A lifelong storyteller, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Communication. “Reflections from Within,” is her second novel. The stand-alone sequel to, “Shadow in the Mirror. Adele has also written and produced a CD of her theatrical poetry entitled, “From a Whisper to a Touch” which includes the featured poem, “The Oyster’s Pearl”.


Links to Adele’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2xSM03B

Website: www.adelehewett.com

Contact: adele@adelehewett.com


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Adele will give away a PDF copy of REFLECTIONS FROM WITHIN to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

Thanks, Adele, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

6 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Reflections From Within (Sequel to Shadow in the Mirror) by Adele Hewett Veal”

  1. Well now, this is an interesting premise! Thanks Karen, for introducing Adele, and thanks Adele, for the excerpt! Looking forward to reading this. 🙂

  2. Good morning, Adele, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Loved the scary excerpt! Split personalities are fascinating. The mind can get so creative when dealing with problems. Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

    1. Karen, you have been such a jewel to work with. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share. Although, Shadow in the Mirror was fun to write, Reflections From Within,, surprised me by opening exciting new avenues. Once the novel was finished, I missed my characters so much that I had to dive right back in. I have just completed the first chapter of the 3rd novel in this awesome trilogy, At The End of the Day.
      2018 is going to be a great year.

      Thank you again,

      Adele Hewett Veal

      1. How exciting! Don’t you love when that happens and new storylines open up. When I wrote my first romantic suspense, it was supposed to be a single title. By the time I was done, I had five more books I had to write. I fell in love with the hero’s brothers and have to tell their stories.

        I can’t wait to see your third book. Be sure to come back to share it with us. 🙂

  3. This book sounds really interesting and good. Thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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