Caught Up in an Obsessive Love: The Puppet’s Secret Published by Outskirts Press

Novelist Alex Samms takes readers to the edge of reality as a middle aged woman seeks a love she can never have, but she’ll have to face the price she must pay for the choices that she has made.

Chaparral, NM, August 13, 2012 --( Author Alex Samms announced today the release of The Puppet’s Secret, published by Outskirts Press. Samms’ psychological thriller follows the increasingly obsessive behavior of a woman out of control with the fantasy of a perfect love that she can never have with a perfect stranger.

A forty two-year old woman, married and with three children, aware she is aging, begins a journey into obsession after she sees a man at the beach one day who completely takes her breath away. He is an unknown man with an unknown name and he is with an unknown woman, but he is the one she wants.

Her thoughts begin to go off in a direction she cannot control and soon she finds she is plotting things she would never have even thought of before. As she begins to fear her own husband’s suspicions, she learns it is easier to deceive than to explain and she moves further past the brink of reality into her obsessive passion.

Samms’ tale of a romance longed for, but unattainable becomes a suspenseful journey into a fantasy world where even the most unimaginable actions might be taken, and readers will need to turn each page of this lean novel quickly to see how its mystery will ultimately resolve.

The Puppet’s Secret is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 5 x 8 paperback white ISBN: 978-1-4327-9034-9 SRP: $10.95
OP e-Book $ 5.00
NOOK $ 6.98
Genre: Fiction/romance/fantasy

About the author:

The inspiration for this novel came from Alex Samms’ imagination alone, although not altogether without real tales of love gone bad from people in her life who she will not name, but who know who they are.

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