Hollywood Book Publicity Signs Canadian Author Becky Komant for book THE CONTROLLED

Hollywood Book Publicity does PR agreement with Canadian author Becky Komant to represent her media relations and publicity for her new adult suspense thriller book THE CONTROLLED about intrigue, blackmail and manipulation in an unraveling marriage
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - July 18, 2013 - PRLog -- Los Angeles, CA -  Los Angeles-based Hollywood Book Publicity has signed on Canadian author Becky Komant who has penned the new adult suspense thriller book THE CONTROLLED. Plans are to submit  to select film producers a script version of THE CONTROLLED to be made into a major feature length motion picture. A star attachment is being sought for the film by Hollywood Book Publicity principal Charles A. Barrett.

In THE CONTROLLED... Sarah Ruiz is a business owner, a fitness trainer, and a mom. Married to the ever-so-charming and wealthy Alex Ruiz, Sarah appears to have a beautiful life. But behind closed doors, Alex reveals a side of himself that destroys her love for him.

With five beautiful children and financially unable to leave her situation, Sarah knows she must make changes. While dreaming of a future free from Alex's domination and cruelty, she focuses on her growing career as a fitness trainer and competitor. When the charismatic Gabe Benoit promises to help her, she is soon swept into a world of blackmail, manipulation, violence, and sexual domination; no matter which way she turns, she is backed into a corner before she can even realize it. When she finally has a promise of better future, she must use every ounce of her strength to work her way through the web of lies and find truth on her journey to independence.

“This book explores a dark side that some people can carry on the inside and most never see from the outside,” explains author Becky Komant. “Erotica, romance, drama, suspense–I wanted it to be a book any mature reader would enjoy!”

Komant, a fitness trainer and life coach, drew from her background to create Sarah. “I took the foundation of my life–my knowledge of the fitness world, mother of four–because I knew it. Watching Sarah evolve was my favorite part. I tried to put myself in her circumstances: how would I feel if that happened to me? Even though the storyline is fiction, the emotions are what I’ve seen people deal with. As a life coach I have worked with people in difficult life situations, and it is those situations that inspired me to write THE CONTROLLED. I wanted to write a book that was not only entertaining but that people could relate to on different levels, such as self-doubt, fear, and control issues.”

THE CONTROLLED, which took a little over a year to write, was not what she originally planned to write, Komant notes. “Because of my fitness and life coaching career, I always envisioned writing a health and wellness book.  As I thought about all of the things I wanted to write about, I decided it would be fun and a challenge to intertwine those into a fiction story, and over time it evolved into THE CONTROLLED. I didn’t want people to just say that it was a good thriller; I wanted to amalgamate lots of things so there’d be emotion. I’ve had both men and women tell me they love it. A lot of people can relate to the emotions. One reader said ‘How did you do that? It’s like a song I can’t get out of my head.’ That was the best testimonial!”

Komant says that she wants readers to enjoy the story, but most of all, “I want people who felt they were alone and it only happened to them, to realize they are not alone and maybe Sarah can help them get through what they need to get through. That it can give people hope. That they can dig deep.”

Becky Komant was born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia. Following an active childhood, at the age of 16 she worked at a gym, igniting her lifelong passion for fitness.  Following high school, she landed a great job in the advertising department of the local newspaper; but after starting her family, Komant founded a successful private training studio to give her the time to be more involved with her children. She lives in Kelowna with her family.

The Controlled
284 page paperback, $15.95 US/$17.95 CA; ISBN 978-0-9918115-0-2
Published by The BK Press (April, 2013)
Available at amazon.com, bn.com, amazon.ca, chaptersindigo.ca
Website: http://thecontrolledbook.com/becky-komant
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