Kyle W. Bell

Biography

Kyle W. Bell is a Master of Public Affairs graduate student at Indiana University South Bend. He resides in South Bend, Indiana, where he was born and raised. He was the recipient of the Indiana Black Expo's Martin Luther King Jr. Award in 2002. The following year he was awarded the Presidential Award for excellence in education. His research on sports development appeared in Indiana University South Bend's peer-reviewed Undergraduate Research Journal and a piece on gender stereotypes in the university's New Views on Gender publication.

His writing interests have more recently taken him into the world of fiction. The 2011 short story "Ozzy" was inspired by real-life events surrounding the life and death of his grandparents. "Operation Bald Eagle" (2012) was his first spy novella, taking readers inside the role of a CIA operative as he embarked on a mission to prevent a Chinese cyber-attack on the United States. Its sequel, "Dusk Before Dawn" (2013), sees a Russian invasion of Ukraine in a plot that weaves international intrigue with the ugly underbelly of American presidential politics.

Kyle is an avid reader, enjoys exercise, follows sports, and relishes a good meal whether it is prepared at a family-owned restaurant or in his own kitchen. He is the owner of Game Freaks 365, a video game website founded in 2003 with news and reviews. His personal blog, http://kylebell.com, focuses on both politics and his books. It is meant to generate ideas and debate on policy in a constructive manner.

Where to find Kyle W. Bell online


Where to buy in print


Books

Game Freaks 365's PlayStation Vita Guide
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: American English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Over 15 reviews from some of the finest games on the PS Vita are included in Game Freaks 365's PlayStation Vita Guide, including popular titles like Escape Plan, Little Big Planet, MotorStorm RC, Rayman Origins, Super Stardust Delta, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048. So what are you waiting for? Get reading!
Dusk Before Dawn
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Series: Ethan Clark, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: American English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
NaNoWriMo 2012 book. Last updated 2012-11-28 21:37:19
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A Russian invasion of Ukraine upends a US presidential election. Agent Ethan Clark and the CIA investigate a possible coup in Moscow. Monied interests at home pour billions to secure firm control of Washington, threatening American democracy itself. The sequel to 2012's spy novel "Operation Bald Eagle" promises to thrill readers while posing troubling questions about the fate of self-government.
Game Freaks 365's Video Game Guide 2012
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 54,650. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Over 70 reviews from some of the finest games of the past year are found in Game Freaks 365's Video Game Guide 2012, including popular titles like Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Catherine, Deus Ex, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Infamous 2, Killzone 3, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Little Big Planet 2, L.A. Noire, Portal 2, Resistance 3, Super Mario 3D Land, and Uncharted 3.
Game Freaks 365's Nintendo 3DS Guide
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,340. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Nearly 40 reviews from some of the finest games on the 3DS are found in Game Freaks 365's Nintendo 3DS Guide, including popular titles like Kid Icarus: Uprising, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario Kart 7, Mario Tennis Open, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Resident Evil: Revelations, Sonic Generations, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario 3D Land and Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy.
Operation Bald Eagle
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Series: Ethan Clark, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,110. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-20 18:41:10
Agent Ethan Clark faces one of the most challenging missions in his thirty year career working for The Agency. A Chinese businessman attempts to acquire a highly valued American technology company with sensitive U.S. government contracts. Intelligence suggests a possible cyber attack is in the works, but all is not as it seems. A thrilling adventure across the globe awaits.
Ozzy
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Price: Free! Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Ozzy is the short story of a cat and his master. After losing his beloved wife, the man struggles to cope with a lonely life, a troubled son, and the nightmares of his past.
Game Freaks 365’s Video Game Guide 2011
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 53,470. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Picking good games can be hard. Avoiding duds can be even more difficult. That's why smart consumers turn to experts on the subject. Game Freaks 365 was founded to help people choose games that are worth their hard-earned dollar and bypass games that are better suited for the trash can. This guide aims to help the smart consumer pick the best games on the market for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and DS.
The Sanctuary Movement: How Broken Immigration Policies Affect Cities
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
The current debate over immigration policy in the United States divides political parties and individuals alike. Both sides would agree that the immigration system is broken. This book explores the sanctuary city movement in detail, the history of immigration in the United States, and provides case studies of sanctuary cities in Chicago and San Francisco.
The James Bond Movie Guide
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,300. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
The James Bond Movie Guide is the ultimate source for this renowned movie franchise. With a collection of reviews and summaries for the 22 films, you will learn about each in detail and without fear of spoilers. A list of facts and cast for each film is included, along with series trivia, figures, and charts. Adding to the value are reviews for James Bond video games dating back to GoldenEye.
Game Freaks 365's PSP Review Guide
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Picking good games can be hard. Avoiding duds can be even more difficult. That's why smart consumers turn to experts on the subject. Game Freaks 365 was founded to help people choose games that are worth their hard earned dollar and bypass games that are better suited for the trash can. This guide aims to help the smart consumer pick the best games that the PSP has to offer.
Game Freaks 365's Nintendo DS Review Guide
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,210. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Over 150 reviews from some of the finest games on the DS are included in Game Freaks 365's Nintendo DS Review Guide. Popular titles include Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Animal Crossing, Brain Age, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Mario Kart DS, New Super Mario Bros., Nintendogs, Plants vs. Zombies, and Pokemon Black & White.
Game Freaks 365's Wii Review Guide
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,160. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Over 100 reviews from some of the finest games on the Wii are included in Game Freaks 365's Wii Review Guide, including popular titles like Conduit 2, Disney Epic Mickey, Donkey Kong Country Returns, GoldenEye 007, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Just Dance 4, New Super Mario Bros., Rayman Origins, Resident Evil 4, Rock Band 3, Skylanders Giants, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Wii Sports.
Game Freaks 365's Xbox 360 Review Guide
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 190,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Over 200 reviews from some of the finest games on the Xbox 360 are found in Game Freaks 365's Xbox 360 Review Guide, including popular titles like Batman: Arkham City, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dishonored, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, Resident Evil 5 and The Walking Dead.
Game Freaks 365's PS3 Review Guide
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Series: Game Freaks 365, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 189,500. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
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Over 200 reviews from some of the finest games on the PS3 can be found in Game Freaks 365's PS3 Review Guide, including popular titles like Batman: Arkham City, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Dishonored, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Far Cry 3, God of War 3, Infamous 2, Little Big Planet 2, Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Resident Evil 5, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3 and The Walking Dead.

Kyle W. Bell's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Kyle W. Bell

  • Smashwords Style Guide on March 31, 2010

    Smashwords is the ultimate site for getting new authors off of the ground. This Style Guide helps you do that by providing tips, guidelines and helpful information to make the process as smooth as possible. After reading this Style Guide, you will not likely ever need to resubmit a book because of faulty formatting. It's a MUST read for upcoming authors looking to publish on Smashwords.
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on July 01, 2010

    Just like the Style Guide, the Marketing Guide is an invaluable tool for would-be self-publishers. A minimal amount of investment and a modest amount of time can pay big dividends when selling your e-book. Even better, the tips are free for anyone in the Smashwords community to view and use.
  • Monster in the Mirror - With Bonus Short Stories on July 02, 2010

    The descriptive nature of this short story makes it a creepy read. Just needs to be a little longer.