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The 3rd installment of my Young Adult Paranormal Series wherein the characters must save the boys of their town from the sirens' call. Read more

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The 3rd installment of my Young Adult Paranormal Series wherein the characters must save the boys of their town from the sirens' call.

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As an Indie Author I am responsible for absorbing any and all costs for producing my books and it's more expensive than a lot of people realize. Never mind the cost of utilities and computers and printers, as all of us have to deal with that in a home office, but the other costs can be prohibitive.

What your pledges will help me with include: editing, proofreading, typography, cover art (I love my covers and I know how important a good one is) and the cost to print the paperback copies of the book and the shipping of those paperbacks. I would love to look into printing hardbacks of my books, but at this point, that is a luxury I cannot afford right now, maybe in time! 

With the help I hope to get from pledges I will be able to, not only pay for the initial costs of finishing this book, but when the paperbacks are ready to print I will be able to afford to print a large run and be able to ship them to customers, contest winners and possibly stores this time. Usually I can only afford to buy 5 or 10 copies at a time, which is tedious and not very productive.

Any and all help is appreciated! If you cannot afford to donate you can still help but tweeting about my project, facebooking about it, sharing it on any social networking sites you visit (where appropriate of course!)! Word of mouth is the best form of publicity for an indie!

Book description for Earth: Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start. 

Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it's only a ploy to draw her out; she can't let someone die because of her.

You can download a sample of Earth on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Book description for Air: It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy control his magical abilities she realizes it might be the biggest mistake of her life.

You can download a sample of Air on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Book description for Water: Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids. 

Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.

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    An ebook copy of Water in the format of your choosing (.mobi, epub, PDF, etc).

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    Ebook copies of book one, two and three - Earth, Air and Water! In the format of your choosing.

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    All three books in ebook format and 3 bookmarks, one for each book cover!

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    The 3 ebooks, 3 bookmarks and a signed paperback copy of Water!

    *Please contact me for additional international shipping rate!

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    The 3 ebooks, 3 bookmarks, signed paperback copy of Water and 3 magnets - one for each cover!

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    The 3 ebooks, 3 bookmarks, signed paperback copy of Water, 3 magnets and a signed paperback copy of Earth!

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    The 3 ebooks, 3 bookmarks, 3 magnets, signed paperback copies of Earth and Water, and a signed paperback copy of Air!

    That way you'll have all three books in ebook and paperback format!

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    The 3 ebooks, 3 bookmarks, 3 magnets, signed paperback copies of Earth, Air and Water and a thank you in the Acknowledgments of Water and a signed poster for Water!

    *Please contact me for additional international shipping rate!
    Please note - poster will be shipped separately, as reflected in the estimated delivery date.

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    The 3 ebooks, 3 bookmarks, 3 magnets, signed paperback copies of Earth, Air and Water, a thank you in the Acknowledgments of Water, a signed poster for Water and a minor, walk on character in Fire (the fourth book) named after you.

    Please note, Fire is not scheduled to be released until December 2012 (subject to change) and the character will be author's choice. Please understand the character will be minor and may not (probably wont) look like you, act like you or represent you - but it will be your name! Also, if I get an abundance of female names I may have to use the masculine equivalent of your name as there are male characters I would have to use for this prize.

    Please note - poster will be shipped separately, as reflected in the estimated delivery date.

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    The 3 ebooks, 3 bookmarks, 3 magnets, signed paperback copies of Earth, Air and Water, a thank you in the Acknowledgments of Water and a minor, walk on character in Fire (the fourth book) named after you. And a replica of Shayna's pentagram necklace!

    Please note, Fire is not scheduled to be released until December 2012 (subject to change) and the character will be author's choice. Please understand the character will be minor and may not (probably wont) look like you, act like you or represent you - but it will be your name! Also, if I get an abundance of female names I may have to use the masculine equivalent of your name as there are male characters I would have to use for this prize.

    Please note - poster will be shipped separately, as reflected in the estimated delivery date.

    *Please contact me for additional international shipping rate!

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