Can one little witch take on the Big Bad.... and win?
FROM THE DIARY OF MINA GRAVES:
I think, that if something is going to happen in your life that will totally flip it and you inside out, you should get a little warning, not be allowed to sail blithely into it. I mean, had I know than by the end of the day my house would be burned to the ground, the entire cast of the Big Bad would be chasing me and I would be new Magnus of the local werewolf pack, well, at the very least I would have dressed differently. And possibly hidden under my bed refusing to come out.
But here I am in Savannah, living in a magic house that won't give me ice cream, with a talking cat and the ghost of a voodoo queen, on 'sabbatical' from my job. I've just found out I'm not who I thought I was, and that the magic spell responsible for my memory loss is also what kept me alive and hidden from the Big Bad and my father... the ever-so-slightly-insane King of the Wild Hunt.
I've got a werewolf PI trying to keep me alive (when he's not yelling at me), a vampiric lawyer who scares the heebie-jeebies out of me, and oh, yeah, did I mention that all those fairy tale creatures you've read about are REAL, and it seems like every last one of them is chasing the reward my father has out on my head -- whether it's attached to my body or not?
FROM THE AUTHOR HERSELF:
This books is a rollicking adventure about a young witch whose been dropped (face-first, in her words) into a world she's only ever dreamed about. You'll laugh, be scared and have courage every step of the way with her. She'll remind you that while not every heroine is a legendary fighter, invincible or immortal, it's the ones who become real to you that you love the best. Join myself, Mina, Toby, Bing and the rest of our cast as we face the Big Bad, and our nightmares.
You can view a small snippet of the book here:
Thank you for looking at my book. I hope that you enjoy the story, and I am pleased to have you as a reader and a fan. I am looking forward to meeting you, even if it's only virtually. Thank you for peeking into Mina's world and mine. Come back and visit often :)
PS My apologies on the video. I am a talented writer but not so much a creator of movies. Hoping to replace it with a better one soon, as I am learning the software :)
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
Ms. Lyons I do believe you have a great book in the works and I do hope you intend to finish it! It's fresh, fun with a new take on a popular genre. Please do continue this book!!
I really liked the story and the main character. I laughed out loud a couple of times reading her thoughts. Loved the story, love the breezy way of telling it, and can't wait to finish it. Well done!
If I could give you 100 stars - I would do so in a heartbeat. Your story is fresh, well thought out, spontaneous, very funny and overall, an amazing and ingenious tale. I am a fan. And you are a terrific story teller.
WHAT DOES YOUR SUPPORT MEAN?
Your support means everything, and can make the difference in this book reaching the world, or no further than my own back yard. I am delighted and grateful for your interest in my story. Your patronage will help me make this book a reality, and share Mina's story with the world. Specifically, it will allow me to:
- Purchase the ISBNs and barcodes
- Upgrade create space
- Cover my kickstart fees
- Purchase cover art
- Buy advance copies
- Set up my website and online sales
So what exactly is it that you've pledged to complete by March 21? You're a little vague on that part, Lola.
Hhhhm..... in reading back through this, I guess you're right. I have talked a lot about the book itself and what I intend to do with the money, but not what project completion actually means. The goal of this kickstarter.com project is to get the first rough draft of the complete book finished by March 21st. There is a publication date of May 21, which is when the book will be available for purchase. That gives me a couple of months to do design and layout, set up the website and do marketing and get the pre-release copies promised to my donors ordered and shipped out to them.
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