An urban fantasy discarding the usual tropes in favor of ancient gods and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
[STRETCH GOAL - $7500 - I will send each backer a story at the end of the pledging period. Only backers will see this story! You will also receive this content months before the book or chapbook will be available. MET!
STRETCH GOAL - $8000 Opens up a new reward tier in which you will receive a limited edition of the chapbook with a color cover and high-quality paper, signed by the author. Opens up print version rewards. MET!]
PLEASE NOTE: I have now added a print version to the reward options. Because of how Kickstarter works, I am not able to change the text of a reward tier once at least one person pledges for that reward. All reward tiers that offer "All of the above" are for the EBOOK VERSION ONLY. In the cases of the higher pledge amounts including the chapbook, I will send those people the limited edition chapbook on fancy paper.
Prisoner of War is the first in a series of novels documenting the end of the Immortal era. War, or Alexander Sekhmet in his day job, is jolted from the comfortable life he’s set up for himself, tricked into slipping the leash on his temper and smashing his connections to the mortal world. Now, he must recover and reposition to catch the trickster.
And Camilla Sykes, instructor at West Point, strikes him as the best tool for that job.
Why Is This Cool:
I’ve been reading speculative fiction of just about any sort since I could pick out my own books. I’m an actor, which has taught me unique ways of getting into the depths of a character and coloring everything they say or do with that information. I’m an engineer, which has helped me in putting the plot and arc together into a coherent form, keeping me true to continuity and logic. I’m a martial artist, which informs the action and bite of the narrative. I’ve been writing my own stories since I was twelve, and I’ve finally found one I want to show to the world.
This book is finished and currently with a professional editor. I'll be working with artist Anthony Palumbo, whose art blew me away. Expect quality and excitement.
This Kickstarter is about more than one novel. It’s a series of characters that are both familiar and strange, both broad and human in scope. All I need is the opportunity to show them to you.
What Your Pledge Will Do:
Self-publishing a book is difficult and expensive if you want it done right. I need professional layout of the ebook, formatting, cover art, distribution, and the all-important marketing – I can’t expect the book to sell if no one knows about it. If I can raise enough money, I can even do a small print run.
We've hit and passed the goal! Thank you so much to everyone who pledged so far. I will be using the extra funds to add polish and new levels to the project:
$7500 - I will send each backer a story at the end of the pledging period. Only backers will see this story! You will also receive this content months before the book or chapbook will be available.
$8000 - Opens up a new reward tier in which you will receive a limited edition of the chapbook with a color cover and high-quality paper, signed by the author. Opens up print version rewards.
$9000 - Opens up signed print edition reward tier.
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