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Death's Companion(A urban fantasy novel)

Blake Hunter is a private investigator who has unique powers and investigates supernatural cases.

Death's Companion(A urban fantasy novel)

Blake Hunter is a private investigator who has unique powers and investigates supernatural cases.

$57
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 16 2014 8:42 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 16, 2014

About

If Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lora Croft and Veronica Mars were one person you'd get Blake Hunter.

Death's Companion is a debut in the Blake Hunter Series. Blake Hunter is private investigator who specializes in supernatural cases. She runs her own business with her two best friends and is a full time college student. While she tries to stay out of trouble with the supernatural community, she's also trying to hide her abilities from them.

Free Sample Chapter

It’s hard to back something when you don’t have sample to try. So here is a sample chapter of Death’s Companion. Death’s Companion sample chapter on my website

Reviews of My Books

"This book is jam-packed with action and has a lot of new creatures. A great debut for this series"-Bookrix

" A beginning of what could be a slightly different and very entertaining story in the vampire genre"-Wattpad

The Creation of Blake Hunter’s World

I’m an avid reader and mostly I read supernatural, fantasy, urban fantasy, and anything that’s uniquely different from our world. My favorite authors include Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, and Anne Bishop. I loved their worlds so much that I wanted to create my own unique world that has strong female character in the middle of all these conflicts. I wanted my female character to have Buffy Summers ability to kick some vampire butt, Lora Crofts sense of adventure, and Veronica Mars’s ability to always nail the bad guy and make you laugh along the way. So of course she’s a private investigator who investigates supernatural cases, a full time college student, and not completely human. In this world the supernatural community around the United States is governed by the council of others. The council is made of representatives of different supernatural groups such as the vampires, shapeshifters, mages, witches, and fae. This governmental system was created when it became apparent that the human world was close to discovering them. Every supernatural being is required to be registered with the council, so their activities can be monitored. Anyone caught unregistered is severely punished. However because of Blake’s past she can’t register and she must hide her abilities from the council.

Blake Hunter’s Back Story

Blake Hunter was adopted as a baby by a shape shifter and a witch. Her biological parents gave her up to them because she was in danger. Blake doesn't know much about her past and her biological parents. She’s been looking for answer ever since her adopted parent’s died. Even though Blake’s adopted parents taught her to stay from other supernatural beings and to remain hidden among humans, she decides to stay in Seattle. She decides to attend college and earn a living as a private investigator. When the socially awkward, loner, and aggressive Blake Hunter starts to make some friends she had no idea they would become her new family. Blake’s two best friends are a cyber hacker who happens to be witch and a fae librarian. She also gets help when it’s convenient from the local alpha who is a detective.

Plot

The book starts with Blake on a kidnapping case in Packwood, WA. After solving the case she heads back to Seattle where she gets cornered by a rogue group of vampires who are on the hunt. She’s accidentally turned into a vampire and now belongs to a vampire clan. She can no longer hide from the council because she now has to register as a vampire. As she tries to follow her clan’s rules she has to hide her abilities. One of the many things Blake’s not good at is following rules which the master of her clan soon realizes. While there at each other’s throats Blake experiences two near death accidents. But when the third accident occurs Blake is certain someone is trying to kill her. The only thing for Blake to do now is investigate her attempted murder. When everything in her case points to the master of her vampire clan she’s unsure of who to trust. Blake’s investigation leads her to unexpected places and she soon realizes that all isn't as it seems.

What Makes Death’s Companion Different than All the Other Urban Fantasy’s?

I know there are many urban fantasies’s out there that have supernatural elements. However what makes my book unique is Blake Hunters world, the characters and her journey. First of all her world might have the same supernatural creatures a thousand other books have, but they are different. For instance all the supernatural groups are governed by one government who require their citizens to register. They also police their own people to make sure they aren't exposing them to the human’s. There are many myths, legends and cultural elements that are included in this book that has my own unique spin. What also makes this series difference than any other series is its many characters who have unique backgrounds and personalities. Blake’s past is revealed throughout the series. She’ll get clues from her cases and other people. Blake isn't the only one who’s hiding some secrets. Her two best friends have their own secrets their trying to hide and they will be revealed in the series. There is someone in the master vampire of her clan's past that will bite them both in the butt in this book. Then there are traitors among the council and their sole purpose is to too overthrow the council. It’s up to Blake to hunt them down and protect the council.

You still don’t see how this book is different than all the other urban fantasies! If this book was any more different it would be Bonkers.

Why should you pledge?

  Kick-starter is all about helping others accomplish their dream. Well, this is it for me. This is my Michael Jordan discovering basket ball. This is my Mona Lisa (OK I’m not as good as Leonardo da Vinci). This is my Michael Jackson trying out the moon walk on stage (oh dear! Is she ever going to stop? Nope) and what would have happened if Tina didn't have Ike. OK let’s not go there. You get my drift, it’s my dream. So what qualifies me to write a book? It can’t be worse than what Lindsay Lohan wrote. Let’s get serious. I have finished several classes on writing a successful book. I've also written a few novellas and short stories that I have published on blogs. I've been writing for five years and have reason many positive reviews. I have small fan base, but I know kick-starter will help me grow that fan base. This will be my first published book, but I believe in my book. I posted a free sample on a website and I had ten thousand reads. All you have to do is read my free sample chapter and see for yourself if it’s worth the pledge. Plus many artists were discovered because people took a chance on them. So take a chance on me, I won’t disappoint you.

 What will I be using the funds for?

1. Editing( Editing services are expensive and your book is only as good as your editor)

2. Book Cover (People say first impressions aren't important. That’s lie-first impressions are everything. Especially for readers, they do judge books by covers. It isn't everything, but it is big part of how readers choose their books.

3. Promoting(Contrary to what people think, promoting a book is expensive and key to how successful a book is)

4. Kickstarter also has 5% fee to the total funds raised. There are additional credit card processing fees too (about 3-5%), and than there's taxes. 

5.Than there's the funds needed to fulfill the rewards.

Plan For Publication

1. Complete first draft of Death's Companion(nearly complete)

2.Revise the book myself

3.Send to an editor(depending on their availability)

4.Looking over the editors changes.

5. I plan on submitting to a publishing house. I have a few in mind. I've done extensive research on which publishers would are looking for my type of book. However if that route doesn't work out. Than I will be self publishing. I have researched self publishing. I know what need to self publishing including expenses. Even if my manuscript does get accepted by a publisher it still needs to be polished before submission.

6. Self publishing(if I don't get published by a publishing house). For self publication, I need to and editor,graphic designer,book formatting,printing etc.

7. Promoting( the success of a book depends on how much you promote your book).

What Do You Get When You Pledge?

Isn't the satisfaction of knowing you helped make someone’s dream come true enough? Oh well, I tried. First it doesn't matter if you pledge $1 or 50(OK I have to admit $50 sounds good to me…darn I need to snap out of it) because either way I’m grateful for your support and your effort to see my dream come true.

1. If you pledge at least $10 or more than you’ll get a copy of the eBook format of Death’s Companion.

2. Now for $25 you’ll get a copy of the eBook copy of Death’s Companion and a sample of the next book.

3. For $35 you'll get a paperback copy of Death’s Companion, a bookmark, and a larger sample of the next book in the series. There may be limited amount of books available, so it may be first come first serve for the paperback copy. However you’ll defiantly get an eBook copy and some other items.

  4. For $50 or more you'll get a signed paperback copy of my book, a t-shirt, a sample of the next book in the series (which you'll see before anyone else). Again there is a limited amount paperback copies I’ll get, but you will get a copy of the eBook a month early if I don’t enough paperback copies. Plus some other items if paperback copy isn't available. I’ll try to figure out some other rewards that you get for pledge. Feel free to give me some ideas!

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” 

Risks and challenges

The first draft of the book is almost completely. I only have a few things to change and add. It won't be as difficult as the revising step. The biggest challenges I can foresee now, is time. The time it takes for the editing and revising process. First I need to do a revision of my own and than give my draft to an editor( depending on her availability ) and than to a designer. Also you have to keep in mind editors have other clients and projects, so they may not have any availability for sometime. I want to give traditional publication a chance because a publishing house does the marketing and leg work need to make a book successful very well. I believe having a publishing house publish my book will be a lot smoother than self publishing. However must publishing house take several months to get to your manuscript.So it will take time before I hear anything back from the publisher. If traditional publication doesn't work out than I will self publish. Self publishing also takes time and requires me to do all of the leg work including designing my book,promoting,printing and any other service I may need to successfully self publish. Plus this is my first time doing Kick-starter and their might be some challenges I didn't plan for. Even if there are some set backs I won't give up and eventually my book will be published with your support. Again this is my dream and I'm invested in its success.

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