Surviving for two hundred years as a vampire prepared him for anything... except someone like her.
My hope with this project is to tell a terrific story spanning three books (or more) about the developing relationship between a murderous two-hundred year-old Hungarian vampire and a twenty-year-old woman from coastal Georgia (U.S.A.). I’m choosing the self-publishing route because I believe in maintaining the integrity of a good story and don’t wish to see the concept or story changed. It also warrants mentioning that many agents and publishing houses are so overloaded with vampire fiction manuscripts that it becomes very easy to get “lost in the shuffle.” With a good story, endearing characters, and proper promotion, this project could very-easily find a life of its own.
I want to restore vampires in literature to what they were meant to be: dark, brooding, dangerous killers with little regard for human life. The vampires that I write are not supernatural beings in the “cursed by God, minions of Satan” sense, but rather human predators that exist because of a blood disorder that renders them stronger, faster, and much more aggressive than ordinary people. The only 'superhuman powers' manifested by vampires are determined by astrology – when the vampire was born, when he or she was made a vampire, and whom it was that made them what they are.
At the center of this story is Sandor Rajczy, a renegade vampire that lives by his own rules, disregards the territories of vampire families, and is very protective of his alias “SKORPIÓ.” He has lived outside of traditional vampire society most of his life, a choice he made many years ago when that world punished him for falling in love with a mortal human, and now finds himself on a homicidal rampage as he seeks revenge on other vampires for trying to capture and kill him. Complicating matters for him is Libby, a law student and the daughter of two vampires that he killed, whom he has taken hostage while he attempts to deliver her to the very man that has him being hunted.
The more time that Skorpió spends with Libby, the more he begins to question the way he exists. She is smart and analytical, but she’s been sheltered from the darker sides of vampire society her entire life and struggles to understand a beast of a man that adheres to an old sense of honor. While Skorpió teaches his captive what it is to be a vampire among normal humans, Libby finds herself conflicted between hatred for the fiend that killed her parents and a growing respect for the simple, brutish man that has survived for two centuries despite countless attempts to eliminate him. Throughout the books we’ll learn how both Skorpió and Libby became who they are, how the events of each of their pasts continue to mold their futures, and how each moves forward into the uncertain days ahead.
It’s a story of love, hate, revenge, redemption, history, betrayal, conflict, violence, and finding peace in a chaotic, dangerous world.
The funds that I am seeking to raise will go toward a comprehensive self-publishing plan including professional editing, formatting, design, and marketing. Included in this project will be a home website for the project, promotional materials (such as t-shirts, stickers, cards, posters, etc.), and production of a video for marketing on social websites. The goal is to go as “big” as possible, so the more funding I can acquire will mean the more that can go into development and advertising the project to the broadest possible audience. With your help, this could be the next big thing to hit the world of vampire literature.
Feel free to forward any questions or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROJECTED RELEASE DATES:
I AM SKORPIÓ (First Book) – September 2012
SKORPIÓ THE HUNTER (Second Book) – February 2013
SKORPIÓ THE HUNTED (Third Book) – September 2013
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pledged of $7,500 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 6, 2012.
Mar 16, 2012 - Apr 15, 2012 (30 days)
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My undying gratitude, an email thank-you message, and a free copy of the electronic version of all books (you choose the format).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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My undying gratitude, an email thank-you message, a free copy of the electronic version of all books (you choose the format), and a signed free copy of the paperback "I Am Skorpio" (first book).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything in the $50 offer plus a signed free paperback copy of "Skorpio The Hunter" (second book).Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Everything in the $100 offer plus a signed free paperback copy of "Skorpio The Hunted" (third book) and mention of your name in the back of all three books as contributing to the success of the project.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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All three books signed by the author in hardcover edition (when released), mention in the back of all three books as contributing to the success of the project, and a free pomotional t-shirt (you choose the size).Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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All three books signed by the author in hardcover edition (when released), you being personally identified in the dedication of all three books as contributing to the success of the project, a free promotional t-shirt (you choose the size) and free promotional poster.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Everything in the $1000 offer plus a character named and based on you (requiring email or phone contact with you to work out the details). This would be a major character in the second and third books. *Author reserves all rights to present characters and story at his discretion.*Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Everything in the $2500 offer plus your consultation on how the third book ends (requiring email or phone contact after you have read the first two books, which you would receive advance electronic copies of). *Author reserves all rights to present characters and story at his discretion.*Estimated delivery: Sep 2013