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Sacrifice Novel

Supernatural meets Heroes in this NA urban fantasy novel featuring a cast of characters diverse by both race and sexual orientation.

Sacrifice Novel

Supernatural meets Heroes in this NA urban fantasy novel featuring a cast of characters diverse by both race and sexual orientation.

$525
pledged of $3,200pledged of $3,200 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 4 2014 10:32 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 4, 2014

About

I invite you all to join me on my publishing journey to showcase a passionate urban-fantasy novel that features a gay protagonist. In a world enriched with literature and during the growing acceptance of equality, I still feel that the selection of LGBT friendly novels is disgusting limited. I’ve sent several stories to beta readers, but none were as well received and passionately loved by my beta readers as Sacrifice was. The story showcases a world of equality and acceptance which can be enjoyed by anyone. While the story contains the romance of a lesbian couple, that factor doesn't define the story. This is an action packed thriller involving meta-humans and supernatural characters—some of which just happen to be gay. 

When Katherine Reese joins the meta-human military she must sign a contract which revokes her freedom—no friends or romantic relationships outside of the military—in order to protect the people she loves from supernatural threats.

Holo-Comm is the world’s leader in global communication with holograms and satellite advancements. What most of the world doesn't know, is that Holo-Comm is fully employed by meta-humans and funds a top-secret meta-military. Kat Reese’s employee badge says she works for their marketing department, but she’s actually the leader of the military’s prestigious Alpha Squad.

Kat’s family has no knowledge of her special abilities, and her only friends are her Alpha Squad teammates. She also has a girlfriend—against the rules of her military contract—which becomes problematic when she finds rogue werewolves are hiding out in her girlfriend’s backyard. The Alpha Squad uncovers Intel that werewolves and mages have a startling plan to come out of hiding to disrupt the balance between humans and the supernatural. Kat has the ability to teleport, super strength and healing powers, but her talents mean nothing if she can’t protect the people she loves. She discovers she might have to sacrifice everything to save them.

What would you sacrifice to protect the ones you love?

You can read an unedited excerpt from the manuscript here.

Want to know about my feelings on diversity in literature? You can read about that here

REWARDS

All reward tiers come with the tier one "thank you" on my website.

Digital copy of Sacrifice will most likely be delivered as a coupon for a free download through Smashwords. This will allow a DRM free download that will be available for almost any reading device. 

The art print offered is an 11x17 print of the P.R. Dedelis Sacrifice illustration which can be seen below. 

If the goal is reached, I've considered stretch goals could include: Mini comic, additional art prints, bookmarks or postcards. 

Where is the money going? 

This Kickstarter is needed to cover the costly professional editing expenses, ebook & paperback formatting, professionally designed cover, and the printing and shipping reward costs. 

Want even more info on Sacrifice? I have several character bios listed with the concept art on my website. Visit my Facebook page or website.

The video was created by Ashly Rodriguez using Sony Vegas Pro 13 and features concept art by P.R. Dedelis, Jerry Buckholt, and S.E. Doster. 

Risks and challenges

Completion of any project can be at risk for delays, but I don't expect anything major since the entire novel is completed. There could be slight delays during the editing or printing process, but i'll do my best to get the rewards delivered by the estimated date. I've also self-published before, so I feel confident this second venture will go smoother.

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