New Xulon Book Addresses Sensitive Topics and Brings Peace

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Stephens sheds light on sexual abuse, plus how to help reverse the statistics


[This book] puts the shame of the crime on the perpetrator instead of the victim.

Unfortunately, sexual abuse is a growing crime that affects everyone. The threat of rape, particularly, is becoming more prevalent in society today. Within her new book, Raped, ($15.49, paperback, 9781498403054; $7.99, e-book, 9781498403061) Karen S. Stephens addresses these horrific issues. Readers will be drawn into the story, in which a successful career woman is discovered by the police in a traumatized state. There is a mystery surrounding her abuser, and every detail will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

“The book offers encouragement and hope to victims and their families,” states the author. “It helps one to understand the possible feelings of hopelessness a victim can feel. It puts the shame of the crime on the perpetrator instead of the victim.”

Karen S. Stephens is a registered nurse with over thirty years of medical experience. Over eight years of her experience is in women's health. Additionally, she has worked with nurses in the crisis rape center and taken care of victims of sexual abuse. She has written Raped with a noble purpose in mind. She shares, “My mission is to make people aware of the growing crime of rape that puts everyone at risk to become the next victim. I want to empower them with ways to protect themselves, and make it a safer place to live. The book will make you aware of things that we can do as a community, and how we can improve laws.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Raped through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Karen S. Stephens, karens1951(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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