Discounted: The Land of Miu Series

The Land of Miu Series

Between now and the end of July 2019 you can get all three ebooks in The Land of Miu series for $3 (for the lot). That’s less than a cup of coffee for three books. Bargain!

Available in various formats, including epub, mobi, pdf, lrf and pbd. This super deal is only available from Smashwords.

I want these books!

Pre-order: House on the Hill eBook

House on the Hill cover

It’s with great pleasure I announce that the ebook version of House on the Hill (A Cat and Mouse Adventure) is ready for preorder at Smashwords. And in a few days, it will also be available from Amazon (I’ll share the link when it becomes available).

Both versions of the book (ebook and paperback) will be released on 9 July 2019. Give it a few weeks and you will be able to purchase your copy from most online book stores. But why wait, pre-order the ebook now and be one of the first to read this new adventure for young readers of all ages.

The ebook is only $1.49.

Cover Reveal: House on the Hill

House on the Hill is coming to an online bookstore near you soon.

Eleven-year-old twins, Cat and Mouse, crave adventure but when the school bully talks them into taking a ride on a dodgy-looking canoe, they know it can only lead to disaster. Proven right, they must learn how to deal with the bully and the man who lives in the sinister house on the hill.

House on the Hill cover

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House on the Hill -first draft finished

Exciting news!

The first draft of House on the Hill is complete. This is a book for younger readers. More information will be revealed at a later date. But for now, the manuscript will be put aside for a short time before I return to it and start the revision process.

Feeling satisfied right now. 😀

Why I Write

Everyone is different. Everyone finds peace and tranquility in different ways. Some like to go fishing, bush walking or jogging. Others like to surround themselves with friends and go to parties, picnics, or out clubbing. And then there are those who prefer to meditate, read, or sew. Me? I like to write.

I started writing to escape the real world. That’s why I started out writing fantasy stories. I could go somewhere nobody would ever find me. I could experience anything my imagination was brave enough to conjure. As a result, I wrote for me alone. No one, ever, was ever meant to discover my worlds and find me.

But then I no longer had to escape. The real world became a good place to be, so I no longer had the desire to “disappear”. As a result, I stopped writing.

Yet, once I had started, I found it difficult to give up. The necessity was gone, but the desire remained. And I also discovered that I wanted to share my worlds. The written word called to me. It was easy to respond and return to writing.

It wasn’t an easy journey. Writer’s block caught hold of me, or so I thought. In fact, difficult and sometimes horrible events in my life disguised themselves as writer’s block. The pain and grief I felt took me over, leaving me feeling exhausted and worthless. It took me a while to recognise the true “block” was of my own doing. And when I acknowledged that, and accepted it, I began writing once again.

Someone once asked me if I wrote to become rich and famous? Even now I laugh at that. Very few writers become rich and famous authors. Very few indeed.

I want neither fame nor fortune. You scoff at that, I know, but it is true. However, I do want people to read my books and enjoy them. It would be nice to earn enough money from my writing to live comfortably. But I am a reserved person, who enjoys not being “seen” and I honestly do not feel I would cope well with fame. The fortune would never go astray, of course. But you cannot have one without the other. And I enjoy being alone too much, so I do not want fame.

Why do I write? I write to share words, worlds, ideas and characters. I invite the reader into my worlds, hoping they find something they like. And although I no longer feel the need to escape this world, sometimes it is still fun to wander into other worlds and live a life that would never be possible here. Besides, as a reserved person, writing allows me to be braver, louder, and more outgoing than I would ever be in real life.

Why do you write?

The Land of Miu: Discounted eBooks

Each year in March there is a opportunity for readers to grab free and discounted ebooks for the devices. 2019 will be no different.

Read an eBook Week starts on 3 March and continues through to 9 March. Let’s get people reading more. Let’s encourage readers to try an ebook and see if they like it.

Many years ago, I believed I would never read electronic books, because I loved the feel and smell of printed books. However, printed books are not always convenient as they are heavy and cumbersome. I discovered carrying my book library on my phone and being able to access my current read from anywhere, was liberating. Suddenly, while sitting in a doctor’s surgery, or waiting at the train station, or just waiting in general, meant I could whip out my book and read. I always had my phone with me, but I didn’t always have my paperback in my bag.

Avid readers should give ebooks a serious go. And here’s your chance to grab some free and discounted books, including The Land of Miu series. For one week only, you can get all three books for less than a cup of coffee. That’s right, for $3.00 you can download Book 1, 2 and 3.

Grab your copy of the series now and start reading. 😀

I Published a Book … and Didn’t Know

Today I discovered the paperback version of Domino Effect has been published, and I didn’t know it. Oops!

How could I publish a book without realising it? Actually, it was easy. The files had been uploaded and ready to go a couple of weeks ago. The plan was to wait for the ebook release day, which is 7 January 2019, and then I would press the magic button a publish the paperback. Too simple.

On Boxing Day, I went to ensure everything was uploaded and correct; which it was. I guess when I reached the end I clicked on “publish” instead of “save and exit”. *sigh*

Never mind, I considered unpublishing and starting again, but at the end of the day … does it really matter? Not really. So I left it as it is.

This means that Domino Effect, the paperback version is available for purchase from any Amazon store. Go forth and purchase. 😀

Purchase from any Amazon store.

Here are links to the three main stores:

Go to Amazon AU

Go to Amazon US

Go to Amazon UK


Free Ebooks Available – Limited Time

As you know, there are three books in The Land of Miu series. They are:

  • The Land of Miu
  • The King’s Riddle
  • The Lion Gods

All three books will be available for FREE download from Smashwords from 12.01am on 25 December 2018 until 11.59pm on 1 January 2019. That is US Pacific Time. As I live in Australia, I honestly don’t know what that means for the rest of the world. But I urge you to visit my profile and download them all, as soon as they become available.

For your convenience, here’s the link to my profile on Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/karenleefield

And if you do read and enjoy my books, please take a moment or two to write a review. It helps other readers find my work. Thank you.