About this project
About this Novel
She’s the wife of Archangel Michael and the daughter of Lilith, but who is she? Readers will be left wondering this question as the main character drags them along her journey as she explores the answer to this very question herself.
The astral world – it is an addictive place. Especially when you’re a succubus demon who is the spouse of the head Archangel. It is also a scary place when you discover that you and your friends are destined to fight in the biggest battle of mythological history.
It is the demons’ turn to take rule over the universe. The gods have had that cushy seat for too long. And Lilith is convinced that without the Khalidan race to oversee the happenings, that it’s time for her to collect her dark son the prophesies foretold.
Can the Daughter of Hell, Son of the Underworld and Child of Khalida restore balance to the universe? Does Lilith’s daughter discover her true purpose and identity?
Pre-order your copy of Daughter of Hell to find out!
Feedback from Beater Readers
“I wish you every success with your novels, Caroline. What I’ve read so far is brilliant. I can’t wait to read the finished book and subsequent novels. :)” - Linda
“fantastic read :)” - Janet
“you should be so proud of your work... really really good!” - Megan
“I LOVE IT!!!! ... I love the body the fantasy if it all and the love stories! I’m eager to buy a copy” - Tracy
“I’m really enjoying it” - Tash
“Great plot Caroline, I can’t find a fault. The story moves along nicely and the characters feel like you have always known them. I can’t wait for a hard copy.” - Cass
“Best book I’ve read in a long time! Hope there’s a sequel... it’d make an awesome movie (just sayin)” - Tracy
“Riveting. Couldn’t stop reading. ... Thankyou for sharing Caroline. I hope the book goes really well. Good on you. Xxx” - Melinda
“LOVE IT! Can’t wait for more!” - Brigid
Do you really want to know about me? I wrote Daughter of Hell – I’m awesome!
No, in actuality… I am one of those self-conscious authors that constantly has self-doubt sabotaging their thoughts. What’s that? That sounds like most people, right?
I wish I could tell you I am the confident person I often portray (for those who know me), but I am easily scared off from things. Which is why Daughter of Hell has been over three years in the making.
In 2012 I started the story that would become Daughter of Hell.
It began as a means for me to work through some issues in my head. I had a lot of crap family stuff going on and this made me question my existence and my spirituality. This was one reason the main character of Daughter of Hell was not named throughout the book. She began as part of me (although by the end she’s not very much like me – she grew into her own self), but I wanted her to be a part of the reader. I thought that if she went without a name, the reader could picture themselves in the story – or create their own character. I wanted to drag you into the story.
I wanted to tell you now that she's not named, because my beta readers needed me to tell them, when they read it. Every single one of them asked about her name. I almost re-wrote the entire story to give her a name, but the majority of beta readers (and all of those within my target audience group) told me not to. While it was strange at first, it worked.
Now, have you ever tried writing a novel without naming the main character? I wrote the first chapter of Daughter of Hell in first person. That made it easy. But first person also restricted how I told the story. I wanted the readers to learn about elements that were happening when the main character was not around. My solution? To break another writing rule. Daughter of Hell became written in both first person and third person (alternating at chapter changes). This allowed me to develop two stories simultaneously.
After fifteen long months, I finally joined the story up to the last chapter that I wrote within the first month of writing. It was done. Daughter of Hell was finished. But then procrastination took over.
As I said, I am not that brilliant, uber confident chick I make myself out to be. The little voice in my head downright sucks. Can you see the phenomenal feedback I was given above? My brain still interpreted all that as – ‘YOU SUCK’. Do you know what that meant? (I’ll give you a clue, this all happened in early 2014)… The book went nowhere. I had a completed novel that people loved, and I did nothing with it. I put the sample hardcover print of the draft on my shelf and ignored it.
But hey… someone then convinced me to submit the thing to a publisher. That’s right, after a motivation/success seminar I attended in June 2014, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to follow that advice and submit the manuscript to a publisher that had an open submissions month. Unfortunately my work was not what they were looking for. While I put on a brave face and said that it didn’t affect me, rejection hurts. And that little voice (I think I should put it in time out for being a bully) said “See… you suck. Why did you even bother? All those people telling you it was good are liars – they’re just trying to make you feel good.” Again, I put the book on the back-burner and focused on other things.
It took another year before I even looked at Daughter of Hell again. By then I had immersed myself into other writing projects and had even joined a writer’s group. When a respected writer I had gotten to know suggested that I send Daughter of Hell into a competition that was running, I did. Her confidence in me gave me the confidence boost I needed. But hey – I didn’t read the fine print. The publishing house is not known for publishing Paranormal fiction, so I was already fighting a losing battle against topics they were looking for. I didn’t make the short list.
That was last month. And this time I will not give up. I will do what people have asked me for and I hope they will stay true to their words and not give that voice fuel to tell me that I SUCK again. Please help me kick that voice in the nuts (or the clacker, as the case may be)!
Daughter of Hell is where it all starts. This is the kick start to my path as an author and it’s on my success map. I will get there. But I need your help. The story has already been told. It has been edited several times and read by a wide range of beta readers. The next step is to get the professional editing (because, let’s face it, you don’t want to buy a book full of grammatical and typing errors). I already have the means for publishing, so this is all that’s left.
Breakdown of the Goal:
Goal amount: $1194 AUD
Kickstarter/Credit Card Fees - $130 AUD
Editing Fees - $1004 AUD
Postcard/Postage costs - $60 AUD
Risks and challenges
Daughter of Hell is already finished. Even if I do not publish it, I am able to send every backer a digital copy of the book.
Possible obstacles could be a longer time frame for editing, or a greater cost for editing. I have received quotes on both of these elements, so this is an unlikely obstacle. I have researched the company and I have spoken with the owner on a number of occasions in regards to Daughter of Hell. I am confident all will go as planned.
In the case either of the above options occur, I will keep backers up to date and get them a copy as soon as practically possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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