A short description of the story is as follows:
Up from the center of the earth, a desperate plea for help is transmitted, before being cut off abruptly. The broken message describes an ancient evil that has arisen in the southern Kingdom of Kaambýrkö, a virtually unstoppable wave of death and destruction that threatens to destroy everything in its path, including the mythical realm of Ilk Shäka. The Inner World Adventure follows two daring adventurers, Pam Titan and Muriel Ironcastle, as they travel halfway around the world and to the dangerous savage land of Träskarús, to halt the foul plans of a diabolical madman.
Discover good old-fashioned action-adventure as you follow the buxom pair of swashbuckling female daredevils on their noble quest, a journey filled with breath-taking cliff-hangers and blood-curdling thrills!
The Inner World Adventure, an action-packed novel, is a wonderful introduction to the Infinite Horizons universe and to several of our exciting characters.
The size of the novel? At 46,000+ words, this 5 ½” x 8 ½” book will be roughly 160 pages long.
Who am I?
My name is Wayne Reinagel and I am a freelance writer and self-taught artist. My newest novel, and the reason for this Kickstarter campaign, is The Inner World Adventure.
A few years ago, after being laid off from my full-time job, I made a daring choice of taking a short sabbatical to pursue my dream of being a published writer and professional artist.
In 2008, my first novel, Pulp Heroes - More Than Mortal, was published. Never one to rest on my laurels, in the following five years I produced three more novels, two audio-books, a massive timeline poster, and more than fifty art-cards and bookmarks. So far, all of my novels have gotten great reviews and positive feedback. Additionally, I created an entire, ever-expanding universe where my novels take place, known as Infinite Horizons.
Infinite Horizons is an ongoing series of action-adventure novels, featuring the astounding untold chronicles, extraordinary exploits, and hair-raising escapes of the greatest adventurers and explorers in epic history. These incredibly diverse stories explore two hundred years of legendary heroes and villains during the Victorian age, the Pulp era, and the Golden Age of comic books, tightly interwoven with real-world events and individuals, standing alongside history’s most interesting fictional characters. (As you can see,) in terms of its sheer size, scope, and potential, Infinite Horizons is truly the ultimate crossover universe. It’s an endless, bottomless, literary Sargasso, linking together hundreds of novels, short stories, and characters, both real and imaginary. And, not to be too dramatic, your contributions can help save this universe!
Perhaps, you are wondering why, after self-publishing my first four novels with moderate success, have I turned to Kickstarter? The answer is quite simple. First, the economy has greatly reduced the amount of book sales during the last few years. Second, for the past five years, my new career has been completely funded by using my own meager retirement funds. Sadly, these are beginning to circle the drain. And so, I have turned to crowd-funding, hoping that my project might appeal to a larger audience, who are inspired by my past efforts, and that they will help me reach my goals.
My Kickstarter goal? To print my latest novel and maybe even get a little FREE publicity for my previous books.
Hopefully, your goal will be to help me, AND to get some cool swag!! And, trust me, there’s a lot of good stuff to be had!! (As part of my rewards packages, in addition to copies of Inner World Adventure, I am also offering regular and signed copies of two of my previous novels, Pulp Heroes – More Than Mortal and Pulp Heroes – Khan Dynasty, in both paperback and hardback formats and also the Infinite Horizons Timeline poster.)
Bottom line? I really need your help to make this happen. If you can contribute, you will have my eternal gratitude!
Here's the list of rewards again!
Kickstarter Update #1 of 3: (Lots of cool, new swag!)
Automatic upgrade! For every sponsor who pledges $12 or more, they will receive The Inner World Adventure ebook on a CD disc, in both PDF and Web formats, and all interior illustrations and cover artwork in the ebook will be in full color! The disc will also contain two desktop wallpapers, instead of just one. ($1 and $5 pledges will still receive the wallpapers and PDF through email.)
Kickstarter Update #2 of 3: (Even more cool, new swag!)
Automatic upgrade! For every sponsor who pledges $12 or more, they will receive six 4” x 6” full-color Inner World Adventure postcards and one full-color bookmark.
Automatic upgrade! For every sponsor who pledges $27 or more, which includes the Pulp Heroes - More Than Mortal or Pulp Heroes - Khan Dynasty offers (so not the $30 level), they will receive the items mentioned above, PLUS one FREE bundle of 20+ 4” x 6”postcards, the full-color illustrations created for the interiors of each Pulp Heroes book. They will also receive 5 cool bookmarks, designed and painted by the artist, Wayne Reinagel. For the $40 and $75 pledge levels, the sponsor will receive 50+ postcards. These digital paintings can be viewed at the art gallery at my website, (Google search: pulp heroes more than mortal art gallery) http://wwwpulpheroesmorethanmortal.webs.com/Art_Gallery.
Kickstarter Update #3 of 3: (This one is super-cool!! Get two books for the cost of one!!!)
Automatic upgrade! For every sponsor who pledges $5 or more, they will now ALSO receive an equivalent copy of my other Pam Titan novel, The Hunter Island Adventure. ($5 pledge gets an ebook version, $12 pledge gets a paperback edition, $25 pledge gets a hardback edition, etc.)
For every sponsor who pledges $12 or more, they will ALSO receive The Hunter Island Adventure ebook on a CD disc, in both PDF and Web formats, with full-color cover artwork! Please note: All interior illustrations for this novel were painted in black and white, not color. ($1 and $5 pledges will receive the PDF through email.)
Here’s a brief description of the novel:
A thrilling tale of four brave women, kidnapped by ruthless pirates and abandoned on a remote South Pacific island. Running for their lives and one step ahead of death, they are relentlessly pursued by a dozen armed hunters. In order to survive, they must outwit the killers and solve the mystery of the buried fortune in gold and jewels.
The Hunter Island Adventure was originally published in 2011 by another company. This will be the first time it will be printed under my own company imprint, Knightraven Studios.
Kickstarter Update 9/30/2013 (More cool new swag!)
With just three days remaining to my Kickstarter, I have yet another really cool addition to the promotional items available to sponsors. For anyone who enjoys good horror and adventure stories, you should check this out.
Automatic upgrade! For every sponsor who pledges $12 or more, they will receive a CD disc with more than 100 of the greatest horror/action/adventure stories ever published, properly edited and available in both PDF and WEB formats. This means over 12,000 pages, over 12 million words, and hundreds of hours of entertainment! The list includes Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, All Around the Moon, Allan Quatermain, An Antarctic Mystery, Around the World in 80 Days, Arsene Lupin; Gentleman-Burglar, At the Earth’s Core, At the Mountains of Madness … and that’s just the “A”s!! For the complete list of titles, please visit my website and check out our public library.
With the addition of this update (combined with previous updates) for as little as $12, you will receive copies of The Inner World Adventure (IWA) and The Hunter Island Adventure (HIA) in paperback, along with PDF and WEB formats of both novels in full color on CD disc, two computer wallpapers, and more than 100 of the greatest horror/action/adventure stories ever published! Talk about more bang for your buck!! (This means that for $20 sponsorship, you will get signed copies of IWA and HIA, and for $25, you will get hardback copies!!)
Risks and challenges
Honestly, these should be very slight. The book is already completely written and merely lacks one final illustration (which I am currently working on) and will soon be ready to go to press. Once the funds have been raised, the book will be off to the printer and supporters should receive their books right away.
Although this is my first attempt at a Kickstarter, I am fully committed to its success and to quickly deliver this book to your hands. Your assistance in spreading the word about my campaign via Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, or shouting from the local mountaintop, would be gratefully appreciated.
While this is my first time to work on Kickstarter, I honestly do not believe there will be many obstacles or problems. I have packaged and shipped thousands of orders in the past, so I can state with confidence that your rewards will arrive in mint condition.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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