Imagine the world reborn. A future Earth renewed from war, from pollution, from waste, from ignorance and hate. It is a world where mankind has risen from the ashes, slowly and surely emerging once more to shape their own destiny. As countries are again formed, as societies are forged, the question arises. Will the human race rise above the past to create a new, prosperous future or are they doomed to repeat the folly of days long passed?
Only time will tell...
It is such a world that the tales of LORE live and grow, for the world of LORE will not end with a series. Much like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, LORE will encompass many story lines in a world that will grow and expand for years to come. We will venture into different countries and regions with opposing views and beliefs. And often these regions will clash for dominance, greed or revenge. LORE is an expansive world covered with action, suspense and memorable characters. The books and story line should appeal to fans of science fiction, fantasy and steampunk and to date LORE has appealed to a broad fan base.
So what are you looking for in what you read?
Evolving humans? We got it. Cyborgs and mechanical augmentation? It's in there. Mythical masked warriors specializing in fierce melee combat? Absolutely. Futuristic gunslingers with a style reminiscent of the old west? Check. Airships? Oh yeah. Floating towns? Done. Underwater civilizations? Coming up. Lasers and quadbows? You betcha. Fantastic battles that will shape the future landscape of LORE? Why yes we do.
And it is only just the beginning.
Kickstarter friends, this is where you come in. Through some gentle and also not so gentle coaxing from friends and fans and assistance from friend and graphic designer Julie Fulton, I made the beginning of the Vallance War series, Ashener's Calling, available for purchase. The feedback I have received because of the story has been tremendous. I fed off that enthusiasm and made book two, Echoes of Ashener available for purchase. I have enjoyed the work and the support, and with limited to no advertising and word of mouth, we have sold over 500 copies. But I really do NOT want to stop there.
The LORE Project on Kickstarter.
My goal now is to give the world of LORE and the Vallance War Series the chance that I feel it deserves. I am asking for assistance on Kickstarter for a number of things. I am ready to get the ball rolling, but I want to have the time and the funds to do this project right. Through kickstarter funding, I want to be able to make these books better. Your generous donations will help me more than you realize. I will have the chance to polish the stories further and finalize editing, add more content, get more exposure and make LORE available to a whole new slew of fans. Basically what I am asking for is a chance to have the time to actually be an author:)
When you donate:
The whole purpose of this project is to breathe life into the World of LORE and get it off the ground, so the focus is on getting the books/products into your hands and giving me the time to further my writing. If this project is funded, you will not have to wait long for kickstarter rewards. The first three books to the Vallance War Series are already written. Book three, Vallance Rising is currently in the editing phase as my graphics designer works on the cover. Every little bit helps, and I have come up with rewards for all price ranges, with all of them either giving you the books in electronic or physical format or recognition for your support. I am also offering a plethora of other rewards that will bear the LORE logo or original artwork from the series, and the higher tiers will also make books available to libraries, schools and children's hospitals to be donated in your name. A successful funding will not only allow me time to write and make LORE better, but it will also give me options for the future of LORE, like finding an agent, paying my graphics designer (Who does phenomenal work I might add), landing a bigger publisher, or continuing on with self publishing. Oh the possibilities...
And now the books so far.
The journey into the world of LORE begins with the Vallance War Series, a six part adventure that explores a massive war between the bordering countries of Vallance and Thorne. Norryn Ashener, the young heir of leadership to the country of Vallance must face his destiny as his country embarks in a viscous struggle for survival against the nation of Thorne, its crafty General Nathaniel Cresul and their mysterious leader, Thedron Ralick, where defeat will mean death and subjugation.
And not far behind will be book three, Vallance Rising. Book four, Shadows Fall has been started. Books five and six, Remnants of Valor and The End and Beginning have already been outlined. Everything is heading in the right direction. All the project needs now is a swift kick in the pants to go onward and upward.
My thanks to you.
Whether you choose to donate or not, I thank you for your time and for giving me a chance to sway you. Included is a link to my book's budding Facebook page, where you can read sample chapters of each of the first three books. Also here is a link to the Amazon page where you can see some of the reviews that were not mailed in to me in the form of fan letters. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you again for your consideration and I hope to see the world of LORE attain new heights due to your support!
Have a question?
If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Starter Package.You get my deepest thanks along with recognition on the LORE Facebook page as well as inclusion in the acknowledgments of book three, Vallance Rising. Also included is a a PDF sample of book one, Ashener's Calling.
Get my thanks on the LORE Facebook page, inclusion in the acknowledgments of book 3, Vallance Rising and your choice of any three of the novels in trade paperback, signed with a LORE Bookmark. International orders please include $10.00 for shipping.
Retail Starter Pack. For book stores and retailers. Get 6 books from the Vallance War series to sell at your store, signed with bookmarks and a promotional material. You choose which of the books you want.Your store will also be recognized on the LORE Facebook page.
Get all three of my novels, the first half of the Vallance War Series in trade paperback, signed with LORE bookmarks.You also get a LORE Bumper Sticker, the Facebook recognition as well as inclusion in the acknowledgments of book 3.International orders please add $15.00 for shipping.
Retail Premiere Package. Get 18 signed books within the Vallance War Series as well as bookmarks and promotional material. Your store will also be recognized on the LORE Facebook page and in a special section of book 3, Vallance Rising.
The Deluxe Package. You get all three books in ebook, paperback and hardback autographed with bookmarks, a LORE Bumper Sticker, LORE Mousepad and LORE T-shirt. 1 copy of Ashener's Calling will be donated in your name to a school, library or children's hospital and you will be included in the Facebook recognition and book 3 acknowledgments. International orders please add $30.00 for shipping.
Star Package. Includes everything from the Deluxe Package as well as a LORE magnet, Custom LORE Skin for an electronic device of your choice and a LORE poster. You also get a town or minor character named after you in the world of LORE and five copies of Ashener's Calling will be donated in your name to a school, library or children's hospital. International orders please include $40.00 for shipping.
Premiere Package. Get everything from the Star Package along with your choice of either a LORE Stein or a LORE Travel Mug, a custom LORE Canvas featuring the cover art from one of the book covers signed by the artist/graphic designer Julie Fulton. A major character will be named after you in the world of LORE, which I will work with you to help create. This character will appear in future books and have a 5,000+ word short story written about them in an upcoming compilation for which you will receive recognition. 25 copies of Ashener's Calling will be donated in your name to a school, library or children's hospital.
The Ultimate Package. Get everything from the Premiere Package, but it will be a 10,000 word short story for the character you help me create, (Who will also appear in future LORE books) and a custom LORE Messenger bag. 50 copies of Ashener's Calling will be donated in your name to a school, library or children's hospital.
The Ashener Package. You get it all and then some! Everything included in the Ultimate Package, free advanced copies of the next three novels. Book four, Shadows Fall will be dedicated to you and you will receive a proof copy of one of my novels. The character you help me create will receive a 50,000 plus word story written about them for which you will receive recognition.You will also get a custom LORE hoodie and 125 copies of Ashener's Calling will be donated in your name to a school, library or children's hospital.