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David N. AldermanBy David N. Alderman
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David N. AldermanBy David N. Alderman
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About

What is The Crossover Alliance?

Have you ever wanted to write or read a piece of speculative fiction that not only included Christian themes but real-world content? It used to be hard to find, thanks to the narrow rules defined by the publishing industry. The Christian market can be unkind to pieces with edgy content, arguing that such material has no place in Christ-centered fiction. And most secular markets are not always welcoming to speculative pieces containing Christian content, basing their decision on the stereotypical 'Rated-G' Christian pieces that have come out over the years.

That's why The Crossover Alliance was created.

The Crossover Alliance is an online publishing company built around edgy Christian speculative fiction - in general terms, Christ-centered speculative fiction with edgy content, such as sexual themes, language, drug use, or violence. The term 'edgy' not only encompasses content though - it can also be applied to certain situations/themes/character deficiencies that are not typically found or ‘allowed’ in Christian fiction. This unique genre crosses the line of both secular fiction and Christian fiction and creates a new breed - not just to appeal to a wider audience, but also to shed light on realistic, entertaining writing that has the power to appeal to both Christians and non-Christians alike.

We're opening our doors soon, and we need help raising funds to support the fiction catalog for our first year, which will include at the very least, six fiction books.

By supporting The Crossover Alliance, you'll be able to snag some unique rewards, including beautiful bookmarks, swag, and even subscriptions to our publishing catalog.

Who is The Crossover Alliance?

The Crossover Alliance was originally launched as an online community in 2012 by me, David N. Alderman, an author who has been self-publishing edgy Christian speculative fiction for over ten years. My novel series - Black Earth - sparked off interest in edgy Christian speculative fiction by merging apocalyptic fiction with Christian themes and real-world content. Since crossing the boundaries of Christian and secular fiction, a plethora of other authors came out of the woodwork, all specializing in this unique blend of fiction.

Since 2012, The Crossover Alliance has gone from an online community idea to a website to - now - an online publishing company to help support authors and satisfy readers of edgy Christian speculative fiction.

A diverse team of individuals have gathered together to help support the forming of The Crossover Alliance, including:

Mark Carver

Mark Carver is the author of The Age of Apollyon Trilogy, the short story series The Jerusalem Chronicles, Indelible, and Cyn. His next novel, Beast, will be released soon through The Crossover Alliance. Besides writing, he is passionate about art, tattoos, heavy metal music, and medieval architecture. After living in China for more than eight years, Mark now lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two children.

You can find Mark online at www.markcarverbooks.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/markcarverbooks.

Nathan James Norman

Husband. Father. Pastor.

Storyteller. Reader. Comic Fan.

Slave of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Nathan James Norman blogs at www.nathanjamesnorman.com, hosts a speculative fiction podcast on www.untoldpodcast.com, and preaches at the Orchard Church in Traverse City, Michigan—www.orchardchurch.net.

Jess Hanna

Jess Hanna is a best-selling author of supernatural thrillers that explore spiritual themes, including Adverse Possession (which will soon be published through The Crossover Alliance) and The Road to Hell. Jess's stories intrigue and entertain while tirelessly pursuing the truth. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and currently works in the publishing industry. He is also a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

You can find out more about Jess at his official website, www.jesshanna.com.

Peter Younghusband

Married, mid 50s, father of 2 adult daughters, Registered Nurse living in Melbourne, Australia. Peter has been an avid reader since Primary School. Since becoming a Christian in his twenties, he discovered Christian fiction and was hooked with the diversity of genre and how Christian authors contribute in their own unique way through their imagination, writing style, creativity, genre and guidance from God.

Reading Christian fiction, Peter has come to love the genres of spiritual warfare, military, science fiction, fantasy, mystery and suspense, time travel, edgy speculative Christian fiction, and the supernatural from a Christian/biblical worldview. Reviewing books in these genres has led Peter to create his own blog where he showcases Christian authors and their craft, and encourage readers to consider their books.

Check out Peter’s blog at christianfictionreviewguru.blogspot.com.au.

What is the $10,000 for exactly?

We are asking for $10,000 to cover website fees, a professional editor, cover design, Kickstarter reward fulfillment, and other various business expenses for our first year's catalog.

Your First Year's Catalog?

Our fiction catalog this first year will consist of at least six books which will include our short story Anthologies, novels from the Alliance community, and new outside submissions wanting to add their books to our eclectic lineup. We say at least six books, because that's the minimum we plan on publishing each year. This first year, we know we'll have more than six books to put out because we have a handful of authors who are publishing new editions of their previously published books through The Crossover Alliance.

The tentative lineup that we already have for the later half of 2015 includes:

Black Earth: End of the Innocence 

On the evening of his high school graduation, Nathan Pierce - plagued with visions of an immortal girl intent on killing herself - collapses on stage. When he awakens and is confronted by a blue-eyed stranger, he is left wondering if his mental instability is a consequence of the head wound he incurred in a deadly car accident days earlier.

Heather Rhodes, wracked with guilt because of the death of a newborn in a fatal car wreck, finds herself questioning her own spiritual beliefs. Unable to come to terms with the strange gift she used to protect her and Nathan in the accident, Heather wonders if it was simply a figment of her imagination.

Cynthia Ruin, aka The Pink Rabbit - school prostitute, decides that her high school graduation night would be better spent partying instead of spending time with friends and family. At a nightclub in Scottsdale, Cynthia finds more than she bargained for when a stranger from her past decides to exact his revenge on her for a prior rejection.

When hundreds of meteorites start falling from the sky, Nathan, Heather and Cynthia all come to realize that their problems are nothing compared to the global crisis. While the nations scramble to position themselves amidst the terror, the President of the United States makes it her personal mission to keep the country on the right track to becoming a world superpower, while a hostile entity known only as Absolute threatens her administration.

And then word spreads that the falling meteorites may not be meteorites at all....

Beast

MFEC-19, aka "The Beast," is an offshore oil platform behemoth in the Pacific Northwest. Kyle Hamilton, an experienced derrickhand who has survived a brush with death, is its newest resident. Forced back into the drilling world to pay for his wife's cancer treatment, Kyle is thrilled and terrified to be part of the team that keeps the monster in check.

But the Beast bows to no man.

One slip, one mistake, and hell breaks loose above the storm-swept water. Kyle and his crew find themselves in the fiery jaws of death as the Beast thrashes itself apart, unleashing an industrial cataclysm unlike anything the world has ever seen. Using his quick wits, hoping for good luck, and praying for a miracle, Kyle tries desperately to save himself and those around him, but the will to survive comes with heavy costs.

And the Beast will show no mercy.

Adverse Possession

The Forresters have found their dream home… So has something else. After years of moving from place to place, Andy and Tess are ready to settle down. But from the day they moved into the sprawling Victorian house, something just wasn't right. The power cuts out twice a day on a fixed schedule. Windows unlock and open on their own. Strange scratching sounds come from behind the walls. As the bizarre occurrences continue to increase in frequency and strength, the true source of the extraordinary activity is revealed. What started as an enchanting curiosity has become a danger to them all, and the Forresters are in a race against time to save their family from an enemy unlike anything they have ever known.

The Crossover Alliance Anthology - Volume 1

This anthology was originally published in 2014 - before the Crossover Alliance was a publishing company unto itself - and is being re-branded under the company banner. This anthology contains nine unique stories of speculative fiction, all with Christ-centered themes that may or may not be obvious to the reader. This is the perfect 'sampler' to really get a taste of the type of fiction that The Crossover Alliance will be publishing in the future.

What are the rewards?

Pledge $5 and receive a thank you on social media, The Crossover Alliance website, and a special ecard to thank you for your invaluable support!

Pledge $15 and receive the previous rewards PLUS a digital copy of the first volume of our upcoming anthology.

Pledge $25 and receive the $5 reward tier thank you, PLUS a digital copy of both of our upcoming anthologies – Volumes 1 & 2.

Pledge $40 and receive ALL previous rewards, PLUS a limited edition Crossover Alliance button.

Pledge $50 and receive a special digital subscription to our entire first year's catalog of published books – including both of our upcoming anthologies.

Pledge $75 and receive a special digital subscription to our entire first year’s catalog of published books – including both of our upcoming anthologies, PLUS an additional digital subscription to give to a friend, PLUS a full set of limited edition Crossover Alliance bookmarks.

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Pledge $100 and receive a special digital subscription to our entire first year’s catalog of published books – including both of our upcoming anthologies, PLUS an additional digital subscription to give to a friend, PLUS a special limited edition light switch cover plate.

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Pledge $250 and receive a special digital subscription to our entire first year’s catalog of published books – including both of our upcoming anthologies, PLUS an additional digital subscription to give to a friend, PLUS a special Crossover Alliance coffee mug, a full set of limited edition Crossover Alliance bookmarks, a limited edition Crossover Alliance button, and a limited edition Crossover Alliance light switch cover plate.

Pledge $500 and receive a special paperback subscription to our first year’s catalog of published books – including both of our upcoming anthologies, PLUS a digital subscription of our first year’s catalog for yourself or a friend, PLUS a limited edition Crossover Alliance coffee mug.

Pledge $1000 or more and receive a special paperback subscription to our first year’s catalog of published books – including both of our upcoming anthologies, PLUS a digital subscription to our entire first year’s catalog for yourself or a friend, PLUS a special Crossover Alliance coffee mug, a full set of Crossover Alliance bookmarks, a limited edition Crossover Alliance button, and a limited edition Crossover Alliance light switch cover plate, PLUS a limited edition Crossover Alliance hoodie.

*All subscription-based books (digital and paperback) will be sent out two weeks prior to their official release dates.*

Risks and challenges

The Crossover Alliance will work hard to meet every deadline we announce to the public. That being said, as a publishing company, hiccups are imminent, including delayed publishing deadlines and issues with our website or production schedule. As far as Kickstarter campaign rewards are concerned, any and everything can happen - Murphy's Law, right?

Clear communication and absolute transparency are the two most important things that we can control. When a deadline is looming and we're behind the 8-ball? We'll tell you why, and we'll do our best to rectify the situation, even if it requires some all-nighters behind the computer screen or on the telephone to get things moving in the right direction again.

As a publishing company - and a Christian publishing company no less - we want to make sure we deliver honesty and integrity along with our edgy Christian speculative fiction novels.

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