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Our unique project consists of recording a 3 song DarkStar EP & Matt's acoustic album, 2 music videos, printing books & marketing Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 29, 2012.

Our unique project consists of recording a 3 song DarkStar EP & Matt's acoustic album, 2 music videos, printing books & marketing

Los Angeles, CA Music
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 THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME BACKERS for helping us reach our goal and believing in us. We won't let you down!!

Our project time is up...

THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 29 at 8:36 a.m.

We are counting down hours now  and would still appreciate your pledge in return for some fun incentives. Thanks everyone!!

The goal we set was very conservative because we were afraid we wouldn't be able to reach it. Thanks to many of you WE DID!! We have a LOT to do now. Our project is very expensive so we would still appreciate your support-- because any funds we raise beyond our goal will still help with expenses and marketing our project to all of you wonderful people in our lives!

We will PERSONALLY KEEP IN TOUCH with all of our amazing backers and let you know how the project is coming along and when Matt's concerts will be..AND when he will be in Utah making music video's!! There will definitely be free tickets for our backers to one of our combined concerts!!

WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU!!

We are so excited to be on KICKSTARTER, and now that you've watched our video and know our story, we hope you can see the potential of our unique project, and understand why we're here, and in need of your support. We were brought together by this amazing union and we're doing something that hasn't been done before; an author and a musician...joining word and song.

 The DARKSTAR novel is a great fantasy (the first of a trilogy), full of mystery, romance and intrigue. Being released for less than a year, it is quickly developing quite a following, luring fans from all around the world! (Love you all!:) The three, emotional, songs written for DARKSTAR have brought it's words to life, and making them into an exclusive, 3 song EP will be a great addition to the book. A little birdie (I think its name is, Matt:) was heard saying that there could be a FULL DARKSTAR album in the works! SWEET! And...we can't wait to travel to Logan, Utah in the beautiful, Cache Valley to make music video's for two of the three, DARKSTAR songs, next summer.  

It's difficult to call WELCOME HOME THE CHILD, just an acoustic album because its recording revolves around various guitars, vocals and harmonizing, back up vocals that make you feel like you're listening to a full production album. It is a touching, heart felt, CD written from life experiences and sung with such deep emotion that you find yourself being embraced by the lyrics and mesmerized by intriguing melody's. It is a welcome addition to the, ever popular, HEAVEN IS WHERE CD, STORIES FROM YESTERDAY.

Our project not only involves the creation of the DARKSTAR EP, the WELCOME HOME THE CHILD CD, and the two music video's, but also, promoting them with combined, WELCOME HOME THE CHILD/DARKSTAR acoustic concerts and book signings. We want to be able to share our "word and song" with as many people as possible! Printing and marketing more DARKSTAR novels are also necessary.

$5000 is a conservative financial goal, and it's the bare minimum we dared go. Since KICKSTARTER is ALL or NOTHING, we need to make sure we meet AT LEAST that goal...and within ONLY 30 DAY! Any extra money raised will be appreciated and will ease the burden of financing these projects, as well as paying for other marketing, touring and concert expenses.

We are grateful KICKSTARTER accepted our project and appreciate the fact that it tangibly allows all of you, our family, friends and fans, an opportunity to be part of this and we're excited to keep you posted about everything we're doing, every step of the way!

YOU are important to our project. The fact is...

WITHOUT YOU, THIS WON'T HAPPEN!!

So…if you can…we would REALLY, REALLY, REALLY appreciate your pledge and also, if you would PLEASE share this link with your friends and family!

 REMEMBER...IF WE DON’T MEET OUR GOAL WE GET NOTHING!

 $5000 +

 30 DAYS…

DO OR DIE...

ALL OR NOTHING!!

THANK YOU for helping our project become a reality!

Very Sincerely,

Matt & Carol :)xo

PS...We want to give a shout to Ryan Phelps and Gaven Cox for helping us with our video. THANKS GUYS, you’re great!!

For more info on Matt:

www.mattlande.com 

www.myspace.com/heaveniswhere

For More Info on Carol:

www.dscarol78.blogspot.com

www.darkstarblog.com

BUY DARKSTAR:

www.createspace.com/3538868

www.amazon.com  (Book and e-book)

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    THANK YOU...you get a virtual hug! We appreciate every dollar...what a difference each one makes! :)

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    A virtual hug for you too...AND a personal THANK YOU on our websites! :)

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    The above mentioned, a digital download of one song from Matt's Welcome Home the Child CD and an exclusive Heaven Is Where sticker :)

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    A handwritten letter of gratitude, your name in the credits of Matt's Welcome Home the Child CD, a signed DarkStar novel & bookmark, a signed Welcome Home the Child CD & our exclusive 3 song DarkStar EP signed by Carol & Matt, (CD's sent before release date) and a personal THANK YOU on our websites :) (International please add $15 for shipping)

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    An electric guitar signed by Matt with exclusive handwritten lyrics from WHTC album, special acknowledgment in WHTC credits, pre-released, signed copies of both WHTC CD and exclusive 3 song DarkStar EP, a handwritten letter of gratitude and a personal THANK YOU on our web sites :) (International please add $30 for shipping)

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    An authentic DarkStar manuscript plus a 1/2 hour talk session with Carol, via phone, where you will receive some "inside Info" on the sequel to DarkStar, Wizard, ~or~ we can just chat:), a signed & personalized DarkStar novel & bookmark, a DarkStar moon/star necklace & pouch and butterfly ring, a special acknowledgment in the credits of Wizard and an autographed copy of the Wizard novel (as soon as it's released), an exclusive pewter trinket/necklace/earrings/pin a handwritten letter of gratitude and a personal THANK YOU on our websites :) (International please add $30 for shipping)

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    Hang out with Matt & Carol at a special in house acoustic concert and book & music signing for you and all of your friends! Plus everything listed in the $100 pledge. (Further than 200 miles from LA will require travel & lodging expenses for 2) :) (International please add $15 for shipping)

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    1 of each item (not each reward) listed above plus 4 tickets to one of Matt's concerts (U get there) and exclusive information & connections to our next projects :) (International please add $60 for shipping)

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