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Blood Child. A story of murder, incest and power with just a hint of vampirism.
Blood Child. A story of murder, incest and power with just a hint of vampirism.
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Blood Child, A Chilling Novella

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Synopsis

Set in Orlando, Florida, Blood Child is the story of a young woman with two infamous ancestors and a young reporter trying to break back into the career he loves. Emily Bath, daughter of the self-styled Count Bath, survived the massacre of her brothers and twenty other souls at her father's funeral. Count Bath was obsessed with the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory, who bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain her youth.  Bathory was a distance relation of Count Dracula. Did his obsession lead to the murders? Or is something darker responsible? 

Everyone wants to know what happened to little Emily and as the tenth anniversary approaches they are hungry for the opportunity.  Ty Clark has just been given the opportunity.

Behind the Creation of Blood Child

I'll be honest. Blood Child was conceived while I was drinking wine on my front porch. I wrote nearly a thousand words that first afternoon.  It soon became clear that I would have to finish it before returning to my novel, "My Dragon Friday”.

Writing isn't easy for me, but it is my passion and compulsion. I have been telling stories to myself and my friends since I was a child. I have a learning disability called dysgraphia which is one of the reasons that professional editing is vital for the success of this project.

The other thing that I really wanted to do was make sure that the wonderful folks who will be helping me get paid their fair share. So everyone from the cover artists to the editors will be paid. The work they do is invaluable and they deserve to be compensated.  

One final note. While I was buried deep in my writing, my friend, Krista LaFave, was fighting for her life against leukemia. She is one of the people who inspired me to keep writing. She died a week after I completed the first draft of this book.  Blood Child is dedicated to her and her amazing family who allowed all of us who loved her to take part in saying good-bye. 

Where The Funds Will Go

Funds will go towards the cover art and professional editing of the novel, first. Next, funds will go towards formatting text and promotional text and materials. The professional editing will be the most expensive part of the process next to marketing the project.

Stretch Goals 

Any additional funds raised will go towards promoting the book. People have to know about my book to read it.

Risks and challenges

The book is finished all it needs is fine tuning.

The risks and challenges of this project mostly involve timing. It may take longer to edit and format the novel once the project is funded. There is also a chance that more of the funds may go towards editing than in my original budget.

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    All of the above and a handmade beaded bookmark. Each bookmark is unique and will be made by myself and my sister from another mother.

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    A one year exclusive subscription to my poem of the month club. Only Kickstarter contributors will have access to this item. Each month you will receive a new poem or short story by yours truly.

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    All of the above, including the one of a kind bookmark as well as an e-copy of Blood Child.

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    A Reduce, Reuse and Recycle bracelet. The bracelets are made from the pull-tabs on soda cans. Each of them is handmade by sister from another mother and includes a slice of good karma.

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    All of the above and pdf copies of two of my short stories, "A Time" or "Little Girl Blue."

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    All of the above, plus you get a preview of my full length novel, My Dragon Friday. The novel is set in the same world with characters from the novella and some of my short stories.

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    All of the above, plus you get to take over my blog for a day (1 post approved by me) or I will write a blog on a topic/book of your choice.

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