COVER REVEAL: NEW RELEASE

Announcing New Release: A Perfect Stone by S.C. Karakaltsas

I am so excited to let you know that my novel, A Perfect Stone will be ready for release October 10, 2018. The cover is done, the proof has been examined from front to back and the format double-checked. There is nothing like holding your new book in your hands for the first time.

It might seem as though I’ve churned out another novel in a short time but believe me, this has been a project of more than two years in the making and at times a laborious undertaking. But it’s also been a labour of love and passion as I researched the heartbreaking tale of what happened to children who were forcibly removed from their homes during the Greek Civil War in 1948.

A dual timeline story taking the reader on a journey through the snow-covered mountains of Northern Greece, to Czechoslovakia, Macedonia and Australia, I hope you’ll like reading it as much as I loved writing it.

How do you find a place to belong when there’s nowhere else to go?

Living alone, eighty-year-old Jim Philips potters in his garden feeding his magpies. He doesn’t think much of his nosy neighbours or telemarketers. All he wants to do is live in peace.

Cleaning out a box belonging to his late wife, he finds something which triggers the memories of a childhood he’s hidden, not just from his overprotective middle-aged daughter, Helen, but from himself. When Jim has a stroke and begins speaking another language, Helen is shocked to find out her father is not who she thinks he is.

Jim’s suppressed memories surface in the most unimaginable way when he finally confronts what happened when, as a ten-year-old, he was forced at gunpoint to leave his family and trek barefoot through the mountains to escape the Greek Civil War in 1948.

A Perfect Stone is a sweeping tale of survival, loss and love.

Now available https://www.amazon.com.au/Perfect-Stone-S-C-Karakaltsas/dp/0994503261/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1538698782&sr=1-1

7 thoughts on “COVER REVEAL: NEW RELEASE

  1. meredith langford September 11, 2018 / 11:05 am

    Wow I just can’t wait to read this. Are you having a book launch?

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  2. Peter Lingard September 11, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    Having had the pleasure to read this already, I can tell folks that it’s a great tale.

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  3. robertsnew September 11, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    Sounds fascinating. Great cover. I love the image and the silhouettes are a great touch.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. EvelynKrieger September 17, 2018 / 12:58 am

    Congratulations, S.C. I really like the cover and the tagline. Sounds like a lot of research involved. Did you use beta readers?

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    • S.C. Karakaltsas September 17, 2018 / 7:56 am

      Thanks Evelyn. Research can’t be avoided I’m afraid. I workshopped the entire novel with my writers group and also had 4 beta readers to help with feedback. They were an enormous help.

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