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


Domino Effect: Paperback Version

I have been asked if a paperback version of Domino Effect will be available for purchase. The answer was always going to be no, but after careful consideration I have decided that I will release a paperback version.

In fact, I have already commenced preparations and can confidently advise that the paperback will hit the online bookstore shelves approximately three to five days after the release of the ebook. More details in relation to price, distribution, etc, to follow at a later date.

Meanwhile, please bookmark the Amazon page of the book–in the store of your choice. Just search for “Karen Lee Field”. And don’t forget to spread the word.

Available for Pre-order: Domino Effect: A Dark Novel

Domino Effect CoverDomino Effect, is a dark novel showing a family in despair after a loved one dies by suicide and the effect one person’s decision has on those left behind. The story is fictitious, but the emotions and some of the scenes are based on the author’s real experiences.

Publication Date: 7 January 2019
Length: approximately 334 pages
Format: eBook (currently mobi, but epub will also be available later)
ISBN: 978-0-9943362
ASIN: B07KMV7H83
Availability: Exclusive to Amazon until 7 April 2019
Price: $3.99

Announcement

I am super excited to announce that my latest book will be released on 7 January 2019 and is available for pre-order from Amazon.

50% of all proceeds from pre-order sales will be donated to Beyondblue in Australia.

Although my previous publications have been for young readers, this book is for the mature audience. Themes include suicide, depression and grief. The book includes a bonus section on suicide awareness.

Please help me support suicide awareness by purchasing a copy of the book and/or sharing this post.

Thank you.

Full Description:

Owen has taken his own life. His family has no idea why.

Kirsti, his twin sister, is overwhelmed with feelings of confusion and finds herself disconnected from everyone and everything–her family, her friends, her job, her life. She cannot sleep, cannot think, cannot stand the way people tiptoe around her. But it is the images that she cannot let go of.

Jenny, his mother, is consumed with guilt and fear. She didn’t see the signs and didn’t know her son needed help, so what kind of mother does that make her? And what about her two surviving children? Not to mention the darkness that has enveloped and threatens her family. That scares her more than anything.

Tim, his older brother, is angry. He wants to be as far away from his family as he can get. But his mood has changed, he no longer cares about anything. He finds solace in the bottom of a bottle and in bags of illegal tablets.

Domino Effect, is a dark novel showing a family in despair after a loved one dies by suicide and the effect one person’s decision has on those left behind. The story is fictitious, but the emotions and some of the scenes are based on the author’s real experiences.

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

 

Moving on to the Next Writing Project

With The Land of Miu series complete, I can now move on to other projects. The next manuscript I want to work on is Domino Effect.

Having released three books for young readers, I now turn to writing for adults. Forget “cutesy” or “fun”. Those terms will not relate to my next book. Think more in line of dark, confronting and thought provoking. Domino Effect is dark fiction. The theme is depression, grief and suicide.

I know these three words well. I’ve lived them. Now I write about them. Some readers will read the book and turn away because they don’t understand. Others will read and weep tears of knowing and I hope my words will touch and help them believe they are not alone. But I’m not really aiming my words at those two groups of people, there’s another group I’ll be speaking to; and I hope my fiction will help them in real life. Regardless, the message for all readers will be clear.

The first draft of the manuscript is already complete. In fact, the first edit is done too. I am working on the second edit at present. There will be more edits to follow. But I expect the book will be published later this year. Watch this space. 😀