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About

The Eyes of the Chameleon is a great book, And it is the first book in a new crime fiction series.

It is an exciting and well crafted story of murder and intrigue. My husband, Graham, worked very hard on this labor of love and the end result is what I think will be the next big crime fiction series. 

We have self published the first book through Lulu.com but need to get the word out.

Graham has already begun work on the 2nd book in the series and has plot outlines for books 3-5. 

As his wife I can't help him do the actual writing - but I can help with all of the practical tasks that will make his book the success I know it will be.

The funds we raise will pay for printing copies of the 1st book to send to major book reviewers and for advertising (mainly online) to get the word out to help find and build the fan base that I know this book will get. It will also help cover publishing costs for the 2nd book.

You can read a full excerpt from the book at our website www.cassiustoledo.us or at Goodreads

Here is a short teaser from the first chapter...

Suddenly he became aware that someone was looking at him. Toledo turned quickly and stood up, only to find the empty row of units when he looked outside. But the impression had been unmistakable – someone had been looking at him. In fact, someone still was. But where? A scratch of the stubble again and something caught his attention in the corner of the unit. An eye. “I’ll be damned.” He said, his voice sounding as a dead echo in the cheap metal of the space. “Someone is looking at me.” He went inside and squatted again, looking intently at the eye. The eye – like one of those people in a painting whose gaze follows you around a room – seemed to be still looking at him even when he was right above it. Human? Yes. Although some pig eyes could look very similar. But there was something human about this blue-grey eye that peered sightlessly up at him. Something pitiful. Surprised even. Toledo had an almost irresistible urge to pick up the eye – but knew that too would have to wait for the lab. He was smiling at the eye slightly when he saw – too late – the shadow cross the still glistening cornea of the eye and felt the sharp blow to the back of the head. Toledo down for the count again, he thought as he slipped into unconsciousness.

Excerpts from some reader reviews (these readers were provided free copies of the books)

I must say, it kept me guessing until the very end as to "who done it.'. Lots of red herrings along the way keeping you on your toes. Good read.  ~  Carol on Goodreads.com

The key selling point of this book would have to lie in the odd pairing between a policeman and an academic in cracking a murder case that sparked some brilliant chemistry and witty exchanges to leave me chuckling in approval.  ~  JIE YI SEE   http://seejy.wordpress.com

Risks and challenges

The first book is done. The 2nd book is about 3/4 of the way written. The creative end of this process is well in hand. As a backer you will get your books for sure.
Where the difficulty lies is in building excitement and momentum. Getting your book into the hands of reviewers at the big papers, websites and shows is not an easy task. Especially when you are self publishing. But we have done our home work and are ready to put in the time and effort to make this happen.
Funding to print copies and physically get them to the places that matter will make all the difference.
Being able to market the book on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other online book sellers will be a large factor in the success as well.
The more we have to put towards promotion and maybe even onsite book signings the better the books will do!
This is where your donations go, helping us promote and get the book out there!
Building a buzz online is great help too! And that takes a village - so the enthusiasm and support of backers is essential!

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