HIDDEN DESIGN, The Prophecy
HIDDEN DESIGN, The Prophecy
We are indie publishing a completed 107k word Contemporary Fantasy-Thriller. Help fulfill our dream of getting it in print & promoted!
We are indie publishing a completed 107k word Contemporary Fantasy-Thriller. Help fulfill our dream of getting it in print & promoted! Read more
About this project
Hidden Design, The Prophecy is a full-length novel that was co-written by authors Tia Tormen and CK Stone. The book has been ten years in the making--not because we're lazy, but because we wanted to take the time to dream up fresh ideas and make this story special. The novel also sat with a NY agent for a little over three years, and during that time we were not able to do anything with it.
We found an initial backer who believes in us and this project, (he wishes to remain anonymous) who provided $1,500.00 in initial funding so we were able to purchase the book cover artwork and hire an editor. The cover was conceptualized by me (Tia) over a year ago. I am so excited to see it finally become a reality!
The novel has been through a professional editor and several beta readers that have stated that they are very excited to see this novel get in print. These people are avid readers! One of them reads on average about fifty books a month. The comments we have received so far express genuine excitement for this novel.
"Hidden Design is a very original idea. The characters are very likable and are easy to form an attachment to--characters that you feel like you come to know and will miss when the book is over. I can see how this would be a great series; so many characters and new ideas to build on." ~ Ann Margaret Andrel (Avid reader, book lover and exceptional interviewer)
THE BOOK BLURB:
An ancient Prophecy, foretold millennia ago . . .
Child of the Traitor
Conceived in Betrayal
Shall pierce the Veil
And destroy the Hidden
Mikki Daneen is living the life she's always dreamed as a rising interior designer
She hides an extraordinary gift--the ability to perceive her clients' most intimate desires.
A secret liaison brings death and destruction to Mikki's life, but she's not the only one in danger.
Mikki must uncover the secrets of a culture she never knew existed, and expose the true betrayer.
Will her psychic visions be able to help her find the evil that is driven relentlessly to slaughter, before it's too late?
Hidden Design, The Prophecy, is a full-length contemporary fantasy/thriller novel that contains elements of romantica.
The story is set in New York City where Mackenzie Daneen is a successful interior designer, in part because she can psychically link into the most secret desires of her special clients and give them exactly what they want.
Mikki is on top of her world until an old boyfriend/FBI agent asks her to glean details on a kidnapping suspect, Seth Harkinson, by using her psychic ability. When she learns more than she bargained for, her life starts falling apart.
Through Seth, she uncovers the truth; she may be the child the prophecy speaks of.
She runs for her life from a demon-possessed beast that is hell-bent on hunting down and killing the innocent children who possess magical gifts; children of whom the prophecy may speak.
While she and Seth fight for their lives, they discover they have a connection that runs deeper than either of them imagined.
THE PLAN / INTENTIONS:
Production will include a special limited edition run of hardcovers, a short run of paperbacks and an ebook. As a special bonus, the print books will contain artistic sketched images created from photographs by Tia Tormen.
We also plan to produce an audio book version a few months after the initial release of the novel.
Should we exceed our funding goal, there are a few things we have in mind that we could put those funds towards.
1. Create the audio book. We did not work funding for the audio book into this fundraiser, anticipating that sales from the book will cover those costs.
2. Purchase a few more hardcover books and a larger first run of the paperback books.
3. Initially we wanted to include full-color photographs in the hardcover edition of the print book. Tia researched the cost to do this and found it not to be an impossible cost, but more than we felt we felt comfortable spending.
If you cannot donate but still want to help, you can pre-order a copy of the paperback for $17.00
Price includes US shipping and handling charges.
For international pre-orders there will be an additional $3 s/h fee.
To pre-order a copy of the paperback, please visit our blog:
Hidden Design, the Prophecy
We have put our heart and soul into this project, please help us make our dream become our reality.
Tia and CK
Risks and challenges
Finding the funding is our primary source of frustration and our biggest challenge. We have done a lot of research and know it takes more than hours of writing and editing to produce a marketable, high-quality book. Books need an awesome book cover, professional editing, an ISBN#, professional file preparation, and good promotional venues to get an Indy novel into print and noticed.
With your financial backing, we will finally succeed at seeing through the dream of publishing our first novel. Please share this Kickstarter fundraiser to help raise awareness and help us finally bring to light, the mysterious prophecy that is, "Hidden Design, the Prophecy."
Because the book is already written, is undergoing editing, has a book cover in the works and Tia has a just a slight touch of OCD, the chances of something not getting done (She is a woman on a mission!) or other similar risks we may face, are minimal. Those risks might hypothetically include an untimely death before seeing this project to fruition, but we seriously doubt that is going to happen. Since there are two of us, we do have a back-up plan--just in case. One never knows.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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