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Teenage witches, magical assassins, and demons seemingly around every corner? Welcome to the world of "The Chronicles of Illumination"!

As a Young Adult Urban Fantasy author, I have the privilege of creating and exploring characters at a crossroads, both as young adults and magical individuals.  Writing and crafting my stories is one of my greatest joys.  Unfortunately, creativity and hard work can only take an author so far.  At some point, funds are required to get my books from me to my audience.  That is why I've decided to produce this page. I would like to thank my brother-in-law for the idea to explore this site.

As I get ready to launch this campaign, I want to thank everyone that is taking the time to read this.  I am excited to announce the completed drafts of "The Chronicles of Illumination: The Merchant of Death" and "For the Love of Brimstone" are ready to go to the editor and to the creative team (for the production of covers).  In addition, the second editions of my first five books are ready for the creative team to generate new covers that will dazzle the eye.  

I'm also happy to be working with a new editor and a fantastic new creative design team.  Having their input has already spurred me on to new ideas and concepts that enhance the world I've created.

With your help I will be able to move forward in my writing career by continuing to spin the tales that I have fallen in love with as well as the ones that give me that spark of fun. At this point, I have Raisa screaming about the Zombu, Mrs.Vladimir still complaining about the Demon Gold, and Damian worrying about what else will go awry in his far-too-complicated life, and I cannot wait to find out what they will do next. All my characters are just dying to get their next chapter on the page for all of you to read, love, and talk about.  I am excited to get the next step in the series going and bring these books to all of you.  I just need your help!

Our Project Goal of $13,435.00 will go toward:  

Editing Fees: $550 per book for 6 books total of $3,300

Cover Fees: $375 per book for 6 books total of $2,250

Advertising Fees: $1,035  

1000 book printing run: $4,350

Distribution Fees: $2,500  

Total: $13,435.00

The Books to Come:

The Chronicles of Illumination: The Merchant of Death

The Illuminati are dealing with the aftermath of the death of one of their own.  With their circle broken and its members exiled to the mortal realm, Damian sits alone, wrestling with the ghosts of his actions.  What the others do not know is that Death is not just in their past, but quite literally knocking at their front door.  Can the chilling tales he has heard of the Death Dealer prepare Damian and the remaining Illuminati to deal with the coming of the Triad?

For the Love of Brimstone

Party Boy Kevin enters a bar on the seedy streets of Chicago to discover a dark twisted man that will save, twist, and teach him things he didn't know existed.  Meanwhile, Kevin's friend Erica stares out her window at the boy on the bike, a boy she will do anything to get into her bed. Together they are unable to stop themselves from getting into all sorts of sordid situations as they approach the dreaded three-0. 

About the Author

Internationally-selling author D.J. Cappella writes and creates from his home in the suburbs of Chicago, where he shares his life with his partner, Jerry. When he's not weaving his magical world, you can find him hiding in some cozy corner of a local book store, engrossed in a a new book, or chasing the beautiful and rambunctious cat Bella around the house, to give her lots of kitten kisses.

D.J.'s Blog: djcappella.blogspot.com/  

D.J.'s Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Cappella/207854790952

D.J.'s Books: www.amazon.com/D.J.-Cappella/e/B008G2XS7Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Bella the Cat

Bella looking for love
Bella looking for love

Risks and challenges

As I have now completed first drafts of my manuscripts for "The Chronicles of Illumination: The Merchant of Death" and 'For the Love of Brimstone", the challenge I face is obtaining the funding to get my books edited and produced.

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