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LOVING RED

For Sergeant Severins Bouvier, silence means tactical planning and a large death toll, and he can’t shake how danger threatens him on the beaches of Miami, especially after seeing one of his associates in a local sandwich shop. Worse, the enemy seems fascinated with the woman he can’t stop thinking about—a woman determined not to trust him.

Everything about Sev crashes through Kaia’s carefully placed boundaries, traps, and avoidances. Regardless of her lack of interest in the majority of men, the ones that did catch her off guard left a lot of collateral damage. Who better than a soldier to understand that?

The problem is that she trusts him. Just not with her heart.

Initial Goal: $1,500.00

What your donations support:

Professional Editing

Personalized Swag

Kick Ass Month Long Tour with Giveaways

Full Rights to the Cover

Rewards:

-Exclusive Updates: I have some fun Backer Updates planned, such as sneak peeks of the novel, the making of, the Miss Red plush, DIY tips, recipes, Did You Know...special editions, and more.

-The eBook: The eBook in pdf, mobi, or epub.

-The Physical Book: The paperback of the novel with a signed bookmark.

-Prints: A signed poster of the cover. 

-Broken World Books: Signed copies of my first and second novels...

-Critiques and Chats: A custom writing/story critique or online coffee chat over Skype.

-Special Swag: 

 Receive Kaia and Sev’s signature scents. 

 A handmade Miss Red plush.

 (My first attempt at Miss Red. The final product will have eyes.)

Excerpt

The dryad jumped into the room from the kitchen, waving at them. “No, no, no. Shoes off!” Eilon skidded to a stop with his hands out.

“You. Before you enter here, you will make my pledge.” The ends of Eilon’s knobby fingers grew sharp, and Severins surrendered. 

“What kind of pledge are we talking about?”

“You repeat after me. I pledge not to piss on any of Eilon Broaddock’s indoor plants.” The little man paused and gestured sharply at him. “Repeat it.”

“I pledge not to piss on any of Eilon Broaddock’s indoor plants.”

“I pledge not to scratch, bite, or chew on any of Elion Broaddock’s precious house items.”

“I promise not to destroy your home. I may be a wolf, but I am also a gentleman.”

“Repeat as I said.” Eilon’s sharp fingers extended further.

Severins sighed. Threatening a wolf with wood wasn’t the fae’s smartest move, but he repeated the pledge instead of provoking his host further. The restraint took enormous effort because the little drama queen was asking for it.

Eilon stepped back and nodded, handing him a towel and turning back to his kitchen. “And wolf will not sully Miss Red.”

“You’re venturing a bit outside your jurisdiction, there, Oak Broad Oak.”

The vines of his hair tangled and retreated to a brilliant golden brown. “My stuffed radish. You have your own red, and you’re not to touch Miss Red if yours turns you down. She’s my bed guest, and I will not have her sullied.”

Eilon disappeared into the kitchen as Severins’ spine whipped straight. Kaia’s face reddened, and she covered her mouth with her hand. “I like him.”

Stretch Goal #1: LAUNCH PARTY $1,750.00

Launch Party Special Guests: Sev and Kaia will attend the virtual launch party to mingle and answer questions.

Stretch Goal #2: SPECIAL ART $2,250.00

I will commission artwork from two special scenes in the book to have in poster form and included in the published novel.

Meet Harold Neal, artist: https://www.facebook.com/theartofharold

Stretch Goal #3: CHARACTER CARDS $3,000.00

I will commission artists to create specialized collector character cards with secret tidbits.

Stretch Goal #4: SPECIAL STORIES $3,500.00

I will take up to five requests for side-character short stories. Once the character choices are finalized, I will send backers an exclusive pdf.

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Risks and challenges

Of course hidden costs spring up with Kickstarter projects. Fortunately, most of the work is already done. I have an editor lined up for the novel; personalized swag designed and tested; updates planned; experience with formatting, smooth publishing process, and distributors; and I have a pool of artists for my stretch goals.

However, if challenges do arise, I pledge to keep an open line of communication with my backers to streamline any problems as quickly as possible.

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    THE PUP: A big ole THANK YOU, acknowledgment in the front of the book, exclusive updates, sneak peeks, and inspiration.

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    LITTLE RED: The e-book, character digital wallpapers, and exclusive updates. The book includes a special bonus story—UNTAMED, which follows Ari’s first few weeks at Boot Camp.

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    THE BEAR-The signed physical book, digital wallpapers, and exclusive updates. The physical book also includes bonus story UNTAMED.

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    THE CELEMPRESIANS: 8x10 signed poster, signed physical book and bookmark, the updates, and any stretch goal rewards.

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    REBIRTH: A signed physical copy of LOVING RED & BLOOD PHOENIX: REBIRTH, the e-book, an 8x10 poster, bookmark, digital wallpapers, updates, and any stretch goals.

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    CLAIMED: A signed physical copy of LOVING RED & BLOOD PHOENIX: CLAIMED, the e-book, an 8x10 poster, bookmark, digital wallpapers, updates, and any stretch goals.

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    THE SPICE: Both Kaia and Sev’s signature scents in solid form, the 8x10 signed poster, signed physical book and bookmark, the e-book, the updates, and any stretch goals.

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    MISS RED: A hand-sewn plush toy of Miss Red made by the author, plus the 8x10 signed poster, signed physical book and bookmark, the updates, and any stretch goals.

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    BLOOD PHOENIX: A signed physical copy of all three novels (LOVING RED, BLOOD PHOENIX: REBIRTH & CLAIMED), the e-book, an 8x10 poster, bookmark, digital wallpapers, updates, and any stretch goals.

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    THE SAFE HOUSE: A fifteen page critique of your story or novel by the author with in-depth comments, line edits, and predictions (for long works). This will include an option of 10-minutes for a questions-and-answer chat.
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    THE BROKEN WORLD: An 30-minute chat with the author. You can use this time to ask questions, swap general chitchat and life stories, or to brainstorm one of your writing projects. And of course, the 8x10 signed poster, signed physical book and bookmark, the updates, and any stretch goals.

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    IMMORTALITY: A special character based on YOU in BLOOD PHOENIX: IMPRINTED, the 8x10 signed poster, all three signed physical books (LOVING RED, BLOOD PHOENIX: REBIRTH & CLAIMED) and bookmark, the updates, and any stretch goals.

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