The Darkstar Theory: The Universe we Observe is an epic action-adventure novel set in modern time starring a group of unlikely heroes who must join together to try and save the world. It is also the first book in a planed trilogy.
This novel focuses on a small group of people who survive an attack on a cruise ship (see the cast below) who soon discover that they were chosen by a secret organization to help rule the world. None of them are willing to join someone who is ready to kill nearly everyone on the planet, so they join forces with the opposing side, hoping to stop this madman and help save the world.
But there is more to these survivors than they even know about. The plan for them to join the organization started long before they ever stepped foot on the cruise ship. They have been watched for years. They have been chosen.
From the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, to the desert of Las Vegas, to the rolling hills of San Francisco, to the epic finale in picturesque Seattle, The Darkstar Theory is an adventure you will not want to miss.
So what is The Darkstar Theory?
Yes, it's the name of the novel, but I keep alluding to the fact that it is an actual theory found in the story. Well, that secret is what will hopefully keep you reading. But I will give you a piece of it: It is a secret that has been passed down (or stolen) from generation to generation leading all the way back to the beginning of mankind. A secret that required technology that was not present until modern times. For back in the day, it was nothing more than a theory, an idea, but now, it is a possible reality. If the events of the Darkstar Theory were to come about, in simplest terms, it would be the end of the world as we know it.
But that does not mean life would end.
As stated in the video above, I am not an artist, so I apologize for the "artwork" below.
After the death of his partner, Gavin was lost in a downward spiral of depression and alcohol that eventually led him to getting fired from the CIA as well as losing his wife. At the end of his rope, Gavin doesn't think he has much further to go before it all comes to an end.
Born in New York to Russian parents, Ivan is a former fire-fighter. After a near death experience, Ivan decided to leave fighting fires behind for a simpler life. Living in a quiet town in North Carolina with his girlfriend and daughter, Ivan believes he has finally found peace.
After surviving an explosion that should have killed him, Gabriel felt his nerves begin to unravel and his time in the military coming to a close. The last straw was attacking several people, including his superior officer, in an apparent panic attack. Since being discharged, he has spent his quiet days in Oregon where he uses his energy to cut down trees. But the trauma of that explosion has never left him.
There was a time when Bryna was a simple investigative reporter for a small news program. But all that changed when she came home to an attempted robbery and found her husband dead. There were always things about his death that didn't seem to add up to her, and her focus into that caused her to dive into freelance investigative work. Handy with electronics and a genius on the computer, nothing would keep her from finding the truth behind her husbands death.
Raised a military brat, Tristan wanted nothing to do with the Army. As soon as he was old enough, he moved away from his father and joined a culinary school. This love for cooking came from his mother, and this was the best way he could honor her memory. Her death still haunts him to this day and it keeps him always on the move. Becoming a chef for a cruise ship was the perfect way to make sure he never stopped running. For if he did stop, he may remember more about his mother's death then he is ready to handle.
There was no place more comfortable for Jase than his seat at the poker table. Though he won much more often than he lost, there was something still missing in his life. A certain danger that he longed to find. This feeling started the day he witnessed his father murdered in front of him. Since then, he never felt truly alive until every aspect of him was all in.
The leader of the Darkstar Organization, Gideo Terell would be known as the world's greatest enemy, if only anyone knew his true motives. Though he hated seeing people die, he knew it was all a sacrifice to bring on the greater good. A new world with new leadership birthed out of the ashes of the old one. And when he learned the secret of The Darkstar Theory, he knew this was his destiny.
As a reminder, if we do not get all the funding by August 14th, 2012 then we don't get any of the money, so please donate today. You will not be charged until after August 14th.
Your donations are going toward the pre-production of this novel including editing, artwork, inquiry letters and packages, and meetings with agents and editors.
In some ways, the writing of a novel is the easy part. Getting it made is much more difficult, and requires money.
No matter what, this book will get made, even if I end up self-publishing it, so don't worry, you will get to read this one way or another.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your donations. Every little bit helps. I have wanted to be a writer since the second grade and I am so excited with how close I finally am. And I couldn't do it without you, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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Want something even more personal? This donation will not only get you rewards 1-4 but also, it will get you a link to a live online chat with me where I will answer all your questions about me, my writing style, and The Darkstar Theory (without spoiling anything, of course) The exact date and time is TDB, but it will be in late August.
Postcards are so small, so how about a signed 8x10 picture of the logo so you can frame it, put it on the fridge, or put it in a safe until you can sell it someday. :) And, of course, you will get all the smaller rewards as well.
Why 56? Well, you'll have to read the novel to find that out.. But I digress. You may be thinking, but even an 8x10 is too small. So for you, not only will you get every reward up to this point, but you will get a full-sized signed poster to hang up wherever it is that you hang up awesome posters.
Get it? It's 56 backwards. Not only does this reward include 1-8, but it also includes a PDF of draft 1 emailed to you. Note: this is the first draft so you can make fun of all my little errors and plot-holes. This will be different from the one that will eventually be published, so that makes it kinda more awesome.
This is for the fans that don't just want my signature or to see me online. This gets you a seat at a free lunch hosted by me. Come, meet the family, and let's talk about whatever you want to talk about.
**Exact time and location TDB but this is only open for people in central Florida or southern California. The Southern California location is subject to change or cancellation in case I cannot make it out there. The Florida one will happen for sure.
So you want to donate $100 but you can't make it to lunch? Don't worry, you'll get something too. You will get a PDF copy of a short story featuring the backstory of a main character of your choosing (Gavin, Ivan, Gabriel, Bryna, Tristan, or Jase). These stories will not be published in the novel, but they will be mentioned, so you will be the only one in the know.
But you want ALL the backstory short stories? Well, okay, for just $15 more, I will throw in all the PDF's for you. Now you will get to know Gavin, Ivan, Gabriel, Bryna, Tristan, and Jase more than any other reader.
I'll do you one better. Not only do you get everything up until this point, but I will also self-publish the character backstory short stories in a paperback and mail it out to you. And what the heck, I'll personally sign it to whomever you want.
Okay, one last one. I can't help myself, I just love prizes. This one is the most special prize of them all. Not only do you get EVERYTHING, you will also get to name a character in the book. Maybe they'll be a bad guy, maybe they'll be a victim, maybe they'll be an ally. Who knows? Name it after yourself, your spouse, your kid, or someone you hate (and request I blow them up)!
*This one is subject for approval so if it's an inappropriate name (or nickname) I will ask you to come up with a new one.