Praise For INDUCED AMNESIA

Here is the early praise for INDUCED AMNESIA – comments that I am so grateful for – particularly being that it’s an unusual novel, filled with darkness and light, meant to start conversation and hopefully offer interesting food for thought.

In his review for The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Robert Scholes, New York Times Book Review asked – “The great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: What is reality and how can it be confronted?”

The first response that came to me was: inner consciousness – that deep recessed part of ourselves that too often goes unheard and is only often found in moments of pain and beyond subconscious depths. Where best to find that but deep inside an amnesia dream?

Reader Reviews:

“I devoured this enlightening book.  It makes you think and feel, and stays with you long after the last page.”

“I finished the book this morning at the gym. I’ve been holding on to the last 30 pages because I didn’t want it to end! So the last few pages I was crying on the treadmill when Victoria went to visit Chloe! Btw. Hard to do cardio and cry! I didn’t see that coming but felt the ending was going to be a great and unexpected…….I want this to be a movie so I can meet Chloe! You are an amazing writer!!”

“It took a few pages but then I couldn’t put it down.  It’s a spiritual awakening to how our lives can be affected by our unique perspective on life. Beautifully written.”

“Hard to put down once you get started. It is very insightful. It makes you think about perception of things.”

“This book is like a more tragic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

“The story was interesting and different than anything I’ve ever read….. Then we get to the end, which is very powerful and nothing like I expected, nothing.”

“When I saw the book I knew I had to read this!! The concept is very intriguing. There is a lot of drama and sadness in the story and it is also well written……….Overall the book is a must read. I would recommend it with 4 stars.”

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Another Sneaky Peek – Chloe’s Aha Moment

HERE’s another sneaky peek into the novel INDUCED AMNESIA – This excerpt is the beginning of Chloe Gunn’s (main character) surgery. Leading to this moment has been a collage of reflection on her past and the pain it left her with, as well as her inability yet longing to deal with it. And just as she is about to undergo a procedure to voluntarily induce amnesia, we get to witness Chloe’s aha moment…..

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With the guidance of Dr. M and Alicia, Chloe takes sorry little steps toward the operation table. She’s suddenly very cold and begins to shiver. Alicia removes Chloe’s housecoat and passes it over the table to Dana.

“I’m cold,” Chloe tries to say, but it takes a lot of effort.

“I know,” Dr. M says soothingly. “You won’t be for long.”

Chloe looks around the sterile room. Everyone is watching her with solemn empathetic looks on their faces. Alicia slips her arms under Chloe’s from behind as Dr. M explains “We’re going to lift you onto the table.” He helps lift her up. With a quick fluid motion, Chloe is laid gently on the operating table.

Chloe’s body is pulsing with rigid movement as the cold shivers intensify. Dana adjusts a pillow beneath Chloe’s knees as Alicia loosens the back of Chloe’s gown and then carefully situates her head in a molded headrest. The light above Chloe is blindingly bright and she blinks against it trying to shut it out.

Alicia touches Chloe’s shoulder affectionately before stepping back.

A year and a half of pain…

Dana leans down and whispers to Chloe, “Just keep breathing.”

A demon riding my back…

Someone lifts the front of Chloe’s gown, but she can’t tell who, and they place monitors on her chest.

A plague of disappointment, loss and fear…

Dr. M moves into her eye line, “Chloe? Can you hear me?”

I want to leave this place. “Yes.”

“We’re about to begin. Do you have any second thoughts?”

I want to get it right next time. “No.” That wasn’t the real me.

“Are you ready to begin, Chloe?”

“Very.”

The doctor rests his hand on Chloe’s shoulder. “You’re going to be more than fine,” he says reassuringly.

Chloe takes a deep breath and exhales, and with a glimmer of instant clarity, she says, “It’s me.” Oh my god, it’s me who’s the enemy. I’m the one who’s weak. “I stripped myself of everything.” It’s me. I did this. “I am ready for you to take that part of me that could do that.” That part – that’s not a part of my soul. You can’t destroy anything that I haven’t beaten you to already.

Dr. M smiles at her. “Good, then let’s believe you’ll find that bridge to something far better.”

Let go completely…

Dana holds Chloe’s hand.

Dr. M nods to someone across the room.

It’s me…

“Chloe, I want you to start counting back from ten,” Dr. M says.

“Ten.” I’m the pain. “Nine.” I’m the demon. “Eight.” I created it all…

A wave of peace sweeps Chloe up and she’s so very thankful for it. She offers no resistance and allows it to carry her far away.

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“The storms of your life become the violence of your mind.”

~from Your Sacred Self by Wayne Dyer.

Thank you for reading & I hope you enjoyed it!    ~TCK

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Induced Amnesia: Metaphysical Novel Fuses Fact & Fiction, Bringing ‘Dark Side’ of Depression Out into the Open.

Induced Amnesia: Metaphysical Novel Fuses Fact & Fiction, Bringing ‘Dark Side’ of Depression Out into the Open.  (Press Release)

Tyin C. Krysset’s new novel begs the question – would you volunteer to undergo induced amnesia and give up every memory you have? To the ten million Americans suffering from Major Depressive Disorder, the opportunity may not be so out of this world. Exploring this question through fiction, ‘Induced Amnesia‘ is already resonating with readers around the world.

Toronto, Ontario – With depression on a wide-spread rise, the raw and unfortunate suicide statistics naturally climb in correlation. However, a hard-hitting new novel by Tyin C. Krysset tells the story of one depression victim who avoids a longing for death through the most unlikely of saviors – voluntary induced Amnesia.

Induced Amnesia’ is as much a book of far-out fiction as it is a self-help guide; creating a public dialogue about the dark side of depression that cripples the lives of millions whose realities just didn’t pan out as expected.

Synopsis:

Imagine feeling so much pain that you would be willing to give up every memory and every person you know to start over – absolutely nothing left behind you and only a new slate to look forward to – providing you live through the process.

Chloe Gunn has everything any young girl should want, yet she wants to die, and just can’t bring herself to do it. Instead, she volunteers for an unprecedented medical trial to induce amnesia where the answer seems simple: erase her mind and erase the pain.

Drowning in pain, Chloe begins to sleepwalk through her own life, doing whatever she can to numb the ache. Even when she survives a horrific car crash, her low-spirited view is unrelenting. So, when Chloe discovers an ad for an amnesia-inducing experiment in a medical journal, it shines like a beacon.

And Chloe isn’t alone. Even the young, beautiful, rich and famous actress, Victoria Palmer has become intimately acquainted with the slippery hole of depression – miles across the country – and craves any desperate escape out as well. Will she find it before it becomes too late?

The book’s narrative aims to kick-start a conversation about depression, as tough as it may be.

“Everyone starts out in life with a vision for their success and happiness. However, the realities of life often get in the way and every day can cease being an opportunity to grow and can instead become a demonic hell. However, if we push depression behind closed doors we can never fight it. There are weapons that can be used, even for the most aggressive types of clinical depression. Still, they’ll only exist if we come together and start a dialogue,” says Krysset.

Continuing, “Humanity is growing apart and we need to bind our spirits on a physical level to help those fighting depression’s daily grind. Many who suffer, especially men, are too afraid or embarrassed to seek treatment. Chloe represents every victim living with depression today. While she found her own solace, I hoping this can be a start for others to find theirs – I hope my book gives them plenty to think about.”

Early reviews for the book have been positive. For example, one reader commented, “I devoured this enlightening book. It makes you think and feel, and stays with you long after the last page.”

“It took a few pages but then I couldn’t put it down.  It’s a spiritual awakening to how our lives can be affected by our unique perspective on life. Beautifully written.”

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Overcoming Anything – The Secret

CHOICE is a powerful word. The book The Secret has been intensely popular (of which, I too, am a fan) – and it is truth – but the very, very first step to power, the real SECRET – to overcoming anything – IS choice. It all will start right there. So simple really – and I know that it doesn’t seem like that in the depths of emotional pain or depression – but I have been there, and it starts there. Believe me. That first tiny step – choicea real one – is where providence will begin to turn. If it’s a real choice, the universe will suddenly turn its head to look right at you. If that choice is backed by sincerity and action, then you have its attention and support. If you wane, then the universe will look away.choice quote

Choosing the seed and following by action, any action, however small, that supports it. That is the start up.

“….pain is a lesson only, meant to guide us and be left behind, forgotten. This world is pre-school for the soul, and nothing more. It needs not to be taken so seriously. Control your focus. Every thought, every feeling, in every moment, either strengthens or weakens – with every given second, we grow or wither, we strengthen or begin to die. So, choose to see the beauty of this world, draw love in, embrace joy and peace, and let everything else go. In terms of what you are, and where you’re going – everything else will mean nothing.”

“Connecting to our powerful birthright is as simple as a choice – so choose to reconnect back to your power. Meditate to maintain a peaceful, grateful spirit, ask for guidance, and control your chattering, wandering mind. Focus only on what you want, and release all negative feelings. Remember you are infinite, powerful and creative – you are part of a magnificent cosmic universe that out-shines the most stunning beauty you can imagine, it holds the most profound love you could ever feel here in physical form and we are all – every one of us, every cell, every atom – connected, related and joined. And the day will come, when the tether will break, and we’ll be released back to our source, back to our creator, back into and beyond the galaxy of stars, back into love, back into pure and full release, back into bliss. Have your soul’s eyes opened? Have you found your purpose? Have you learned how easy peace is to maintain? I have. Meditate and control your inner dialogue. Focus. And always hold onto peace and love, letting everything else go. It’s just that simple. Who knew.” ~Excerpt from INDUCED AMNESIA

THE start to 2014 is a great point to begin a dialogue on emotional pain and depression – for those who suffer with it and recognizing and talking to those who do. Let’s help STOP the stigma. That is why I chose to release INDUCED AMNESIA first. Yes, it’s fiction, but it’s story with a lot of truth in it. My other books are quite different – and that’s ok. Maybe even more marketable. But I wanted to connect with people first – and hopefully my novel helps do that. There is real pain out there, and so many know it intimately, but so often we don’t connect with each other and it’s real easy to feel so alone during those times. If you are in pain, KNOW you are NOT alone. There are billions who understand. And I’m one.

I’m also one who knows there is hope beyond it, power to be found and a way brighter dawn. My love to all of you who support this!! Blessing & power for 2014!!

~TCK

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People Are Emotionally Diseased

“People are emotionally diseased. We’re toxic and contagious, and very few people see that.”

THE words are Chloe Gunn’s – the main character in the debut novel INDUCED AMNESIA. They’re heavy words spoken by someone who is being pushed under by depression and sadness. Harsh words maybe, but any one of us can say we’ve felt the same sentiment, even briefly, at one time or another.

Looking into the face of the coming New Year 2014, it may seem like a strange topic to focus on – but the reality is – this is a stressful time of year – a time where inner demons do manage to surface for so many, even when they successfully seem to manage them any other time of the year. Even though my own life is good and positive now (though I’ve known clinical depression intimately in the past), I find there are things that surface and have me oddly pondering, always around this time of year. It’s dawned on me that I cannot be the only one.

“You know,” Chloe says to Dr. Kilger, “here’s the thing, the real thing I’ve come to realize and maybe,” she whispers the last two words, “it’s the real reason I’m here.”

Dr. Kilger says nothing. She just waits.

“I just don’t know if it’s me and the people in my life, or everyone out there, but people are fucked. And the scary part is they don’t seem to see it. I do. I’m drowning in it some days. People are emotionally diseased. We’re toxic and contagious, and very few people see that. I’m repulsed by it, and overwhelmed by it. Yet every person in my life has it and doesn’t seem to even notice it. Every person including me, but I’m the only one seeing it.”

Chloe’s words are disturbing and bleak. You are either reading this thinking: this is not the world I live in and I don’t want to look at this side of it, OR – this is a place you recognize, a side of thinking you’ve seen, and a place you very much don’t want to be true about the world we live in.

“What are you seeing, Chloe?”

“People just don’t really care about others. It’s all about them. And everything’s disposable – their family, their marriage, integrity, the self-esteem of others, love. When I start looking at the people I know and listening to them, it’s shocking to me how many of them want to leave their spouse because she hasn’t lost the baby weight, how they’ll do any kind of drug to build muscle, even if it means a stroke or heart attack, cheating on their spouses. One guy at work even sat there telling a bunch of us, that after the second kid, his wife wanted him to have a vasectomy, and he told her not a chance that he would allow anyone in his business snipping away. I explain that for a woman, it’s a far more serious operation that requires general anesthetic. He cracked off that he didn’t care, that she was used to having her feet in stirrups anyway.”

Chloe looks directly at Dr. Kilger, “It doesn’t matter what she’s been through carrying and delivering two children; the embarrassment, the pain. And there I am, sitting and wondering – am I the only one who sees this guy for what he is? Everyone else just sat nodding.”

Yes, there is a side to being human that can be ugly or callous. We’ve all seen it. We’ve even displayed it at times ourselves. None of us are perfect. BUT – that is not the whole of us. That’s not even the reality of us. Life isn’t all beauty or perfection. But what we all need to remember is that we weren’t born here for beauty and perfection. This is school, kids. The secret key is to LEARN from it. Take the lesson from the hurt to heart, and then leave it where it happened. What is it they say……?  “The sweet is never as sweet without the sour.”  So true.

Great lessons, inspiring lessons, our individual power, wisdom, real truth, real love – it’s all found through the pain and ugliness of being human. And what we get to take away can often turn out to be a diamond – a shining piece of beauty, brilliant and tough.

“What did you do?” asks Dr. Kilger.

“Nothing. What can be done, really? It’s just one example of the rampant disease out there, a disease people won’t acknowledge, won’t try to heal; and in fact, work hard to ignore or blame elsewhere. We’ve become a society great at not taking responsibility. By the way, I know I’m diseased as well. This world’s turning into a diseased melting pot of toxic thoughts and emotions. And even when some of us see it, it’s become a losing battle to change it. That’s why I need to leave this place.”

At this point, Candace Kilger takes a seat across the table from Chloe. She starts to say something, and then stops. She thinks for a moment. “Yes, there are many people in pain consciously, and unconsciously. And it’s become a problem that many are aware of. Why do you think we’re here? The medical community recognizes the rise in negativity, apathy and a general disconnection to how we were meant to function in a mental and emotional capacity. And you’re not alone, Chloe. For all those who choose to ignore their negative and toxic level of consciousness, there are millions more who do feel it, and see it and want to find some escape from it. Look at the self-help industry, and the boom of awareness it attracts and cultivates.”

“From where I’m sitting,” Chloe looks at the doctor in weary contempt, “it doesn’t look like that awareness is winning.”

This is only the beginning for Chloe in INDUCED AMNESIA. Her journey takes her beyond the feelings she’s trying to convey, far beyond. The important thing to remember is that last statement only feels true for Chloe in that moment. It isn’t really true – not for her, not for any of you who can relate to it.

That’s not who we are. Joy and pain – two sides of the same coin – life is all about choices and perceptions, actions and reactions. We all make mistakes and we all know what it does to our consciousness to be on either end of them. And sometimes…….the weight of it takes us down to our knees.

So – on the cusp of 2014, this is a call to be better……perhaps it’s a beginning for many of us, like Chloe Gunn. But remember, these things that weigh down on us – the events, the people, the feelings – are not lasting. Just like Grade One came to an end, and Grade Two was a new beginning, so too is the reality of emotional pain and weariness. You have only to learn the lesson, and then make the choice to leave it behind – like trees that you pass by on a hike to higher ground – you see them, touch them and then regardless of their beauty/sparseness or softness/thorny presentation – you walk on by and look ahead, at new trees, the horizon (full of possibility) and the future.

Candace Kilger shifts with a sigh, and then sits on the conference table across from Chloe. The doctor smiles uncharacteristically. “Life is complicated. But the truth is,” whispers Kilger, “it’s really all about perspective. I promise you, Chloe. And with any luck, you’ll view this world in a very different light in a couple of weeks.”

Looking like a small frail child, Chloe sits sunken into her chair.

“Let’s continue documenting your past, Chloe. The sooner we finish, the sooner you can move on….” Excerpt from INDUCED AMNESIA

“This is an insane world, and do not underestimate the extent of its insanity. There is no area of your perception that it has not touched.”  Quote from A Course In Miracles

~TCK

Wishing all of you a strong and empowering 2014 xo!!

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I’m “LIVE” now at Amazon‘s Author Central –  https://www.amazon.com/author/tyinckrysset – Good to know, right??

Well maybe ………. there’s actually a little-shared-fact about my career history that they convinced me to share……

So don’t forget to visit me there ……….. and please – don’t forget to rate INDUCED AMNESIA – the more ratings it gets, the more social media will pick up on it & that would help make my Christmas!! PLZ & TY!!!

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Snow Day

This weekend, surprisingly, turned into one big SNOW DAY! I woke Saturday morning to a plethora of snow and then, it continued to snow all weekend – and yes, I know I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada – so you would think it should be expected, right!? Well no, not really. It’s actually been unusually cold for us this time of year, and typically, while we do get some snow here and there, we don’t often get this much particularly so early in the season. Or if we do, it never stays long.017

I suppose being so South and close to the lake, we often get shielded for temps and snow. Southern Ontario weather is not typically what the rest of the world would think of when they think winter in Canada. The only ones with better weather in this country normally are those of you in British Columbia.

In any case, I DO love Christmas time, and I recently did say how much I wished it looked like it does in the Christmas movies……..and voila!  019

So doing what any good mommy does when her boy loves the snow – I bundled up, we got out there and we played in it. What else is there to do? Well yes, watch Christmas movies………and I did, but in between them, Fabrizio and I had some fun.

I’m also trying to edit JADED, but it’s slow going this time of year…..How can you focus with a boy this handsome??

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