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About Patricia Bell
Patricia Bell is a fifty-something-year-old whose brain has been scorched by the hot desert Arizona sun. Which, by the way, is the setting for most of her stories. She’s authored a handful of young adult and children's books and is continually writing, whether in her head or on the screen. Her characters are often sharp-witted and sarcastic and more often than not, find themselves in a bit of trouble.
Patricia is married to her best friend and has three grown children who think they know better than she. Who knows, maybe they do.
As a Christian, her stories each have a message of grace and hope as well as suspense and a tiny touch of romance. She is an Avid reader of Christian fiction of any kind, and sometimes dabbles into the unknown world of Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and John Grisham.
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Titles By Patricia Bell
Brennan thinks she’s crazy for wasting a birthday wish on such nonsense, but her little sister, Addison, insists that it has already happened!
It’s not until they find a mysterious birthday card, complete with three tickets to Fairytale World, do they believe her wish has really come true.
Now they are on their way to Fairytale World to defeat the bad guys!
Join these three siblings as they travel through Fairytale World, armed with smarts, attitude, and a magic-wielding caterpillar who may never get her wish to become a butterfly!
There are five unique adventures in this series:
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Marginal Mr. Mage
Recommended age group: These stories are appropriate to read to children as young as four. For a read-alone book, recommended ages between six and ten.
When Prince Wallace finds a strange girl in the forbidden forest caught up in Bramble Weed, he enters inside to arrest her. No one was granted access into the forest without permission from the Queen of the Flitterlings.
As with any world, Elysia is not without conflict of its own and Saffire is not welcomed by all. Join the adventure with Saffire as she meets flying Flitterlings, tough Jabbers, meddling Krags, and learns about the alluring Electra.
Twenty-seven abducted teens. Three Competing Factions. One Secret Laboratory. Zero time.
When Julia wakes strapped to a strange bed, she’s surrounded by white. Machines beep in her ears, her head spins. One teen boy beside her, with eyes bluer than the sky.
Nothing makes sense.
Outside her room, 25 other teens train incessantly for the Institute of Genetic Enhancement and Manipulation otherwise known as the Gem Institute.
Only she didn’t sign up for this position.
No one did.
The only thing they all have in common is their unique albino blood, that mixed with the right genetic enhancements, will create a super-force against their enemy - The Republic of HOPE.
Packed with compelling characters, electrifying action, and a touch of romance, this story will have you turning pages well into the night.
Abigail Pence made a grave mistake when helping her friends escape from the community. And now they are dead … all of them. Abigail can’t forgive herself in the part she played in their deaths, but she’s not the only one with an unforgiving heart. The High Prophet is on to her and if he finds out the truth … her death will be eminent.
Fearing she will be fleshed out like her sister Rachel, Abigail does everything she can to keep out of the elders’ way. But God has spoken and Abigail will receive the harshest punishment yet . . . death.
Back home, Luna is adjusting to life with her newfound father and siblings when she and Jonathan get a mysterious message. Determined to take action, Luna finds herself right back in the fire she tried so hard to escape and the task she must perform could prove the deadliest of all.
After yet another fight with her mother, Luna Ferris has run off. This time, she's determined to stay away. But when a mysterious stranger saves her life, Luna doubts her ability to survive on the streets. Her rescuer offers her a life among "The Chosen," a society closed off from the rest of the world, and desperately, Luna agrees to his offer.
But things are not right among this small sect of so-called believers and Luna soon finds herself trapped with no way of escape. Her only hope is Jonathan, a teen boy who has caught her heart. He will do anything to help her escape … and it just may cost him his life.
The Chosen Series is a spinoff to The Canyon Rock Suspense Series following Chief Erika Collins and her officers as they investigate the ever-growing crime in the small town of Canyon Rock, Arizona. It is not necessary to read The Canyon Rock Series before reading The Chosen Series.
She thought she was doing the right thing… a good thing…
…until it all went wrong.
All she has to do is sign her name on the dotted line to become $100,000 richer. For the first time in her life, nineteen-year-old Emily Calhoun's dreams are within reach. Her wealthy employers want a child and she’s in a position to help.
Brandon, Emily's friend and co-worker tries to warn her not to do take go through with it. Something's not right about the deal and he cares more about her than he's let on.
When complications arise in the pregnancy, Emily finds herself in a situation beyond her control. And a moral dilemma that eats away at her conscience.
Brandon is the only one who can help her and restore her belief in humanity and love.
More by Patricia Bell
From House to Home
From Good to Bad
From Lies to Truth
A Light in the Darkness
An Eye for An Eye
Girl Unbroken - A novella
Never in my life would I have imagined I’d be homeless. But here I am, fifteen and sleeping on a park bench with nothing but the clothes on my back, twelve dollars in my pocket, and a backpack full of useless school books.
It’s incredible how fast things can change. One minute I’m walking home from the bus stop, and the next my mother is being carted off by the police for drug- dealing and I am left with no family to take me in.
Just as I resolve myself to entering a group home full of bullies and cockroaches, my principal finds a peculiar name on my emergency contact list. That’s when my world totally changes and I am thrust into a situation completely beyond my control.
And to top it off – I do have family! Turns out my mother lied to me all my life. And that’s not all she lied about. Unbelievable!
From Good to Bad
Aunt Kari glances toward the sound of the ringing phone with a puzzled expression. She looks back at the two of us, shrugs, and then rushes into the kitchen to grab it before it goes to voicemail.
I stop and listen for a second. Nothing big, just polite conversation. I continue sweeping, thinking it’s probably someone trying to sell eco-friendly cleaning products or something. But then, her voice rises in a very Un-Aunt Kari like tone.
“What? . . . This can’t be happening,” she cries. “There’s no way I’m letting her go back there.”
At the mere tone of her voice, my heart drops into my tennis shoes. The subconscious threat that has hovered in the back of my mind suddenly leaps into my chest. My stomach squeezes into a ball at the realization — I’m the her she’s speaking of. I drop the broom, and it bounces to the carpet, making only a muffled thump. Still, Uncle Derek glances over at me. Evidently, he hasn’t heard the conversation going on in the other room.
That’s when I realize the inevitable has happened … My mother is out of jail.
From Lies to Truth
“Guess who’s back at school this year?” Amy asks before I get a chance to sit down.
“Who?” I don’t know why I inquire, because I’m sure I don't know who she’s talking about, anyway.
She leans in closer to me — so close, I can smell the cheeseburger she just took a bite of. “Josie Mendez,” she whispers so softly I can barely hear her.
Who in the world is that and why would I care? I stare at her politely puzzled. Wait a minute. Why does that name sound familiar?
“Hey, slugger. What’s the big secret?” Chris walks up behind me and places his hands on my shoulders. That’s when it hits me. Like a plug that’s been pulled in a sink with an open drain — Josie Mendez. The girl who accused Chris of raping her when he was a freshman.
“The Josie Mendez?” I turn around to see Chris’s brows tighten into rigid lines. “His Josie Mendez?”
“What about her? Haven’t we already—”
As I stare at the off-white ceiling of the ambulance, my body is numb, my eyes blurred. Tight straps confine me to yet another prison — a gurney. For my own protection, they said. The muffled blare of sirens echo in my ears. But even after all I’ve been through, all I can think about is that strange, haunting voice — The girl on the other side of the door. It ricochets off the sides of my skull.
I’m not going to leave you, she whispered from the other side of my prison cell. The police are on their way. It was so gentle, caring, so self-assured. What’s your name? she asked. Mine is Karina.
How could she be so calm? Soon the monster would be back, and he would do to her what he’d done to me. I wanted to scream at her to run. Get out of there as fast as she could, but she was my only hope. Hope for what? There was nothing left to hope for. Still . . .
Books in the Karina's Journey Series
From House to Home
From Good to Bad
From Lies to Truth
Girl Unbroken - A Novella
Hannah Higgins has had enough with her abusive husband. She packs up her son and leaves, only she has nowhere to go. Having burned every bridge, she heads to Arizona to start life anew.
Officer Todd Tanner is intrigued with the new waitress in town. He makes special visits to the diner just to get a glimpse of her.
Sparks fly between them from the start. But Hannah is not in the position to fall in love. When she left her husband, she took something with her. Something that wasn’t hers.
It will only be a matter of time before finds her and takes what is his.
After all, it’s only right. An Eye for An Eye.