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Silence in the Library is back with our spring slate of books. We’re thrilled to bring you four sequels that will take you from a small town under a big curse to a world of magic; from a fantasy world filled with creatures from faerie tales to a future post-apocalyptic world where faction battles faction.
These four Young Adult novels are from a variety of genres: urban fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, paranormal romance, and epic fantasy. With so many excellent choices, you're sure to find something you'll love. So, come join us once again on another exciting adventure!
Jacob loves Emilia Gray, but things aren't always that simple in the world of Magickind...
The war has begun.
The Dragons are gaining power, and the Gray Clan stands alone. Desperate to find a way to stop the Pendragon, Emilia is forced to seek answers from someone who hasn't been seen in seventeen years . . . Her mother. Embarking on a magical journey filled with witches, wizards, centaurs and a dangerous and powerful Siren, Jacob and Emilia must take a leap of faith to a land neither could have ever imagined . . . and hope they can then find their way home.
East Country upheld the laws. Mid destroyed them.
In the year 2185 Earth is rebuilding after climate change created a global eco-crisis. Countries maintain complete isolation so there is no warfare over scarce resources. One Elected family is chosen to lead each country for 100 years to ensure stability. Women aren’t allowed to take office and must reproduce at all costs. Technology use of any kind is banned to preserve what’s left of the environment.
And yet, I’m my country’s Elected. I’ve just sanctioned technology use to ready us for war. I’m about to cross the border to spy on our neighbor. And . . . I’m a girl.
Shhhh . . .
The ELECTED series is a Mulan-inspired story that delves into some of society's most complex issues of gender equality, technological overuse, genetics, and even climate change.
Something sinister has slithered into Spirit.
Seventeen-year-old Bristol Blackburn is still adjusting to life in her new home. In the last six months, she lost both her parents, revealed her psychic abilities to a small, select group, and found the boy of her dreams. Literally.
Payne McKnight has no problem telling Bristol he loves her, but something is stopping her from saying it back. Maybe it’s the generations-old feud between their families heating up again. Or maybe it’s the vision she has of Payne’s grandfather killing the new girl in town.
Worse than that, it could be the ominous black snake Bristol keeps seeing in her dreams. Since it arrived, many have died and the Shadow Creatures have returned to kill her.
You’d think the bright spot for Bristol would be the vision where she’s finally able to say those three little words: I love you.
If only she was saying them to Payne . . .
The elf queen motioned from the two Seasons back to the elf by her side. “This is Ealis. She will accompany the Spring Prince on his journey and assist him as needed.”
“What?” Morrigann’s jaw dropped, and he tore his gaze from Ealis back to the Summer Queen. “What journey?”
His mother silenced him with a look. “A half-blood has a been found.”
Turning back to the mage, the Spring Prince found her meeting his gaze steadily, almost with a note of challenge. Her silver eyes, while maintaining the typical elvish aloofness Morrigann had come to expect over the years, narrowed as she glared, actually glared at him.
“Mother, I must object. I am the Lord of the Spring! Bringer of life. If I cannot recover a simple half-blood on my own—”
“This is no simple half-blood.”
This fourth book in the War of the Seasons series includes a never-before-published novella as well as ten short stories (Songs of the Seasons) written by Spendlove and other authors, including: Bryan Young, Maggie Allen, Cleolinda Jones, Albin Johnson, and Aaron Allston. Each story is beautifully illustrated by artists Betsy Waddell, Stephanie Smith, and Dawn Murphy.
Table of Contents for War of the Seasons, Book 4: The Heart
*All stories written by Spendlove unless otherwise noted.
1. A Kiss to Build a Dream On (approximately 1500 years before War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human)
2. Girl (approximately 18 years before War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human)
3. Mother, by Albin Johnson (approximately 5 years before War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human)
4. Elements (both during the events of War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human, and several hundred years prior)
5. White Flag (both during the events of War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human, and several decades prior)
6. More Than This, by Cleolinda Jones (during the events of War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human)
7. Why, by Maggie Allen (both during the events of War of the Seasons, Book 2: The Half-blood and several decades prior)
8. The World Spins Madly On (during the events of War of the Seasons, Book 2: The Half-blood)
9. Fire and Rain (during the events of both War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human & War of the Seasons, Book 2: The Half-blood)
10. Dust in the Wind, by Bryan Young (during the events of War of the Seasons, Book 3: The Hunter)
11. Sunshine Girl, by Aaron Allston & Janine K. Spendlove (several decades after War of the Seasons, Book 3: The Hunter)
The First 200 Backers will receive Janine K. Spendlove's short story “Wish Upon a Star” from Time Traveled Tales, volume 2.
$7,500 - ACHIEVED! - All backers at $5 or more will receive Rori Shay’s short story “The Pendant” from Athena's Daughters, volume 2.
$8,000 - ACHIEVED! - All backers at $5 or more will receive Megan O’Russell’s short story “The Forgotten Gray.”
$8,500 - ACHIEVED! - All backers at $5 or more will receive Vincent Morrone's Vision of Shadows prequel story "Vision of Secrets."
$9,000 - Janine K. Spendlove will write a short story in the universe of Rori Shay's ELECTED series, and all backers at $5 or more will receive an ebook copy.
$9,500 - All backers at $5 or more will receive the War of the Seasons: The Human audiobook.
$10,000 - All backers at $5 or more will receive Maggie Allen and Janine K. Spendlove's Anarchy trilogy of short stories.
There's not a really intuitive way to do add-ons, and the process can be confusing, so here's a quick explanation.
To add one of the below onto your current pledge, just click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button at the top right of the page, click in the "Pledge Amount" box, and change the pledge amount to reflect the addition of the amount of the add-on you want. Example: if your current pledge amount is $10, and you want to add a $5 add-on, you would click into the "Pledge Amount" box and change the pledge amount to $15. At the end of the Kickstarter, we'll send out a questionnaire to find out what add-ons you contributed for.
$1 - Elected ebook (Elected Series #1)
$1 - Vision of Shadows ebook (Vision Series #1)
$5 - The Tethering ebook (Tethering Series #1)
$5 - War of the Seasons: The Human ebook (War of the Seasons Series #1)
$5 - War of the Seasons: The Half-blood ebook (War of the Seasons Series #2)
$5 - War of the Seasons: The Hunter ebook (War of the Seasons Series #3)
$5 - The Siren's Realm ebook (Tethering Series #2)
$5 - Suspected ebook (Elected Series #2)
$5 - Vision of Serpents ebook (Vision Series #2)
$5 - War of the Seasons: The Heart ebook (War of the Seasons Series #4)
$12 - The Tethering Trade Paperback
$15 - War of the Seasons Book 1: The Human trade paperback
$15 - War of the Seasons Book 2: The Half-Blood trade paperback
$15 - War of the Seasons Book 3: The Hunter trade paperback
$15 - Elected trade paperback
$15 - Vision of Shadows trade paperback
$15 - The Siren's Realm trade paperback
$15 - An 8x10 photo quality print of an illustration from War of the Seasons: The Heart.
$20 - Suspected trade paperback
$20 - Vision of Serpents trade paperback
$20 - War of the Seasons: The Heart trade paperback
14 top science fiction and fantasy authors explore a world in which mankind lives--and always has lived--on a single super-continent!
Risks and challenges
There are risks and challenges with any project, but as with our previous Kickstarters we’ve minimized them considerably. All four books are already written, edited, and are either in layout or the proofing stage.
The biggest challenge for a publisher, other than getting the content in and formatted, is generally timely printing. We have solid relationships with our printers, and are generally able to get proofs back and books printed within 30 days of submission, but there is always a chance that the printer will take longer than expected. If that happens and it causes the project to run past the promised date, we will send out regular status updates until the books have arrived.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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