Today is the last day of the first ever free promotion I have ever created.
Since Monday, Isolation Junction has been available to download on Amazon Kindle for £0. I am delighted that many have taken up the opportunity to download and resulting in it reaching number 2 in the US Bestselling Charts, which is something I hadn’t achieved before . It also reached number 3 in the UK Bestselling Charts, I am delighted to have reached both of these this week.
So why am I giving my debut novel away for free?
Over Christmas, incidents of domestic abuse reported to the police rise. Assault and domestic murders increase 25% during the festive period with a third of them been on Christmas Day itself. Bombarded with images of the perfect nuclear family gathered around the gold baubles of a Christmas tree, it can be easy to forget that Christmas is a time of coercion, punishment and violence for many women* and men.
Now I know it isn’t Christmas anymore but January can be just as bad because all those credit card bills come in alongside your usual direct debits. There is even a day in January called Blue Monday and this year its on the 15th. The date is generally reported as falling on the third Monday in January, but also on the second or fourth Monday, or the Monday of the last full week of January.
The formula uses many factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action.
Can you imagine this formula and applying it to an abusive relationship?
It’s the week before Blue Monday, I wonder if those reading will be inspired to take action?
I ask you all to share the link and break the silence surrounding domestic abuse. You can also use the hashtag #IsolationJunction to find related posts and share your own.
Thank you to all those who have downloaded and those who have supported the promotion with shares, blog posts and recommendations.
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