Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon
Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon
Martial artist, Brandy AKA "Crystal" finds out her captor is a werewolf when she is captured and forced to fight in a fighting circuit.
Martial artist, Brandy AKA "Crystal" finds out her captor is a werewolf when she is captured and forced to fight in a fighting circuit. Read more
About this project
What is the Crystal Dragon?
Better yet, let's ask the question, Who is Crystal Dragon?
"Crystal Dragon" is 43 year old martial artist, Brandy Bouchard, a wife, mother, and grandmother.
One evening as she is "enjoying some down time" with her husband and friends in a small town in Northern, Arizona, they are mysteriously attacked and killed by vampires and werewolves, except for Brandy. Confined in a small prison and suffering amnesia, Brandy is forced to fight in an underground fighting circuit. To her shock, she comes to find that she is fighting for the mere entertainment of the vampire and werewolf community. With her sights set on escaping the prison, she becomes the ultimate target in a vampire/werewolf clash where she becomes the hunter and the hunted.
Wasn't this book already published?
Yes, Crystal Dragon was already previously published with a small publishing firm. Due to some problems, the book was pulled from the company and put out a second time, only this time I put it out myself. Though, the original cover art is my daughter, Bridget Mullican's work, I wanted to avoid any possible problems with the previous publisher, so I put it back out only with a few variances on it. The cover art remains her work. Still totally smitten with her abstract butterfly, I wanted to keep it on the cover.
The 2nd edition is not the best cover, I'll admit, but I was in a hurry to get it back out and needless to say, didn't hire somebody right on the spot to revamp the cover like I should have. But with some new friends, a new editor, and some networking, the cover is under revision again. Only this time, the graphic designer, Kris Wagner, is revising it to look completely different. I'm very fortunate to have him working on it, as he loved my daughter's butterfly and wanted to revamp the entire cover for me.
So, with that said any funding that is received is going toward paying the graphic designer for the new cover, along with paying my new editor, Rainy for her re-edits and revisions on the book. As you can see, the whole book is going through a complete re-model due to some other issues that were found in the book recently. Also, any funds that are received are also going toward marketing and promoting my novel, including a book trailer that was due out over a year ago but was never completed.
For any funds that are also received beyond my goal, I'm going to push, push, and push the limits with it. The goals I have for the Bad Elements series include; graphic novels, book trailers, movies, video games, and much, much more.
So here we go, let's push this project and see how far we can go with it. She's my baby and I want to see her make it to the top!
# - If I hit $5,000 - I will provide you a personal email and letter, thanking you for all of your wonderful and gracious support. Along with that, I will provide a newsletter revealing some upcoming projects and secrets for the series. Everybody who has donated, at every level, will receive a copy of the newsletter.
# - If I hit $10,000 - A character illustration of your favorite female lead, Crystal Dragon, will be included in an upcoming book.
# - If I hit $12,500 - Another favorite character's illustration will be provided in an upcoming novel, as well. Hint, hint...the smell of his leather jacket is enticing.
# - If I hit $15,000 - Another favorite character's illustration will be provided in this upcoming novel. Hint, hint...young ladies will be dying for a taste of this young deputy's werewolf blood.
# - If I hit $17,500 - Hmm, another illustration of a character will be provided in the upcoming novel. Hint, hint...who wants to be kidnapped by this bad, goodlooking wolfman?
# If I hit $20,000 - There will be another illustration of a character in an upcoming novel. This bad, goodlooking, vampire might be able to charm the ladies, well, at least Crystal was fooled at first but not for very long.
# If I hit $25,000 - LOCKED SECRET! - If we can hit this point, I think some of these illustrations need something of their very own besides a fictional novel! We'll unlock this secret if we hit $25,000!
# If I hit $30,000 - LOCKED SECRET! I know you all want to see these characters come to life. It might not be for very long, but let's at least shoot for about 3 to 5 minutes worth. We'll unlock this secret if we hit $30,000!
# If I hit $40,000 - LOCKED SECRET! Hmm, it keeps getting better and better. I'd like to share a lot more with you. Remember some of the goals I told you about. Let's shoot for more and more!
# If I hit $50,000 - LOCKED SECRET! Remember those goals, friends! This is for your benefit. I know you want to see these characters live!
# If I hit $100,000 - LOCKED SECRET! Once again, remember those goals! I have many goals for this project, including upcoming the entire Bad Elements series! Do you want to see these characters come to life? I know I do. Let's unlock these secrets!
# If I hit $150,000 - LOCKED SECRET! Let's push, push, push!
# If I hit $200,000 - LOCKED SECRET! I'm not kidding! I don't live that far away from Northern Arizona where this book takes place! I have many goals in mind for this entire series! You'll be seeing more of me on here to help push, push, push this wicked, edgy and twisted series!
# If I hit $250,000 - LOCKED SECRET! I'll unlock these as we hit these marks! I want you to experience the fun of everything that is to come!
# If I hit $300,000 - LOCKED SECRET! I know we can do this! Just think of all the fun! I know I am! All I'm going to say is, I have plenty of people in mind for this! Do you want to see some of your favorite characters come to life? I know I do!
# If I hit $350,000 - LOCKED SECRET! Keep your eyes open, folks!
# If I hit $400,000 - LOCKED SECRET! The more I receive, the more I can expand on this. Let's do this!
Is there more you ask?
Well, of course there is. Let's make this come alive!!!
The more you pledge, the more we can expand on these horizons with ALL THREE OF THE BOOKS in the series!!!! Keep your eyes open for more!
Risks and challenges
Are there risks? Are there challenges, you ask?
Well, of course there are. I can't say everything is going to go as smoothly as I hope, but with all of the pre-planning, goals, support, networking, and wonderful friends, family and fans I have, everything will be completed with as much efficiency and smoothness as I can.
Much like, Crystal, I have my family to help and support my projects. With their help, we will get through this and get this done. Everything will be handled with delicacy. Communication, talent, quality and networking are the keys to getting this project off the ground and rockin'. I've met some fabulous people and have some AWESOME family and friends who are willing to lend a helping hand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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