The Species of Blessing Avenue is a collection of three novelettes from the Blessing Avenue setting.
Israel (Izzy to his friends, which aren't many) Kevinson isn't your typical teenager in Blessing Avenue, which is okay because Blessing Avenue isn't your typical town.
The stories deal with Izzy, a teenager that belongs to a very well-off family. He wants to do more than to be groomed to inherit the family business, so he deals with things that lurk in the shadows, and sometimes things which do a lot more than just lurk.
You see, Izzy has a gift. And he's not afraid to use it, even if it means going against his father's wishes.
Blessing Avenue is actually three novelettes in one. We have "The Species of Alone" which introduces Izzy and his friend Joshua, which is followed by "The Species of Rivals", which introduces Quinn to the readers. Both can be found on Smashwords and Amazon.
Unlike most of my current writings (like Welcome to Cappuccinos and Deathless), this is not a furry project. These are human beings, like what you would find in shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, or LOST.
Yeah, that should be a hint. In case you missed it, the compilation of these short stories are paranormal/supernatural or whatever it's called nowadays. It even has a little bit of gay romance. That is, if unrequited love is romantic.
I've just completed the third novelette in the series called "The Species of Triumph", and I want to collect all three stories into one compilation.
This, gentle reader, is where YOU come into play.
The money pledged will go towards cover art, art for bookmarks, advertising, editing, logo creation, shipping, and anything else that will help make The Species of Blessing Avenue great!
If you back this project on any levels you see to the right, you will get The Species of Blessing Avenue eBook within a week of the conclusion of the Kickstarter project. This is before it debuts on May 13th at an event in Reno, NV. After that, it'll be available through the usual channels.
But wait! We have more!
One of the popular things to do on Kickstarter now are stretch goals. I like this idea, so here's what I've got. Bear with me, it's not too long:
The Stretch Goals of Blessing Avenue:
If we raise $1,000, I'll work on the sequel The Magic of Blessing Avenue (schedule permitting) and anyone who pledges at any level on the right will get the eBook version, and anyone who pledges a reward which includes a physical copy of The Species of Blessing Avenue will get a physical copy of the sequel.
If we raise $1,500, I'll work on the second sequel (schedule permitting) and anyone who pledges at any level on the right will get the eBook version, and anyone who pledges a reward which includes a physical copy of will get a physical copy of the sequel.
If we raise more, then I'll create more! And I'll also be asking for your input!
For now, just so you don't go into this blind, I'm providing the first story The Species of Alone absolutely free. Just head on over to Smashwords and use the coupon code WR28M! Please, no spoilers, though! We want to keep the secret of Izzy's gift a secret for now!
So thanks in advance to all who pledge. It'll be a fantastic ride, for sure!
(Logo design by the fabulous Electric Keet!)
UPDATE! We got the funding in less than an hour?! Let's try for a grand now!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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