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WHAT IS THE BLOOD ANGEL SERIES ABOUT?
The Blood Angel series is set in a world very much like our own, yet Atlanta isn't just an ordinary city and Alee Moyer isn't just an ordinary girl. Having barely survived her childhood, it will take the death of her father for the truth of her bloodline to come out, even if it means losing her life or her identity. Watch as Alee struggles to understand her true destiny as the first surviving Dhampir in history. Surrounded by a new world ,where the horror films she grew up watching have become her reality, the most unlikely characters have become her lifeline. Follow as Alee discovers herself and her purpose.
Camouflaged by the mundane happenings of a high school existence, Alee would never have guessed what was happening below the surface in, "The Underground". If she thought hunting in the wild and drinking blood was bad, what will she think when she becomes one of the hunted?
Will Alee be able to survive her destiny, or will it prove to be more powerful than she is?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I have always been creative, be it art, theatre, film – anything but singing...trust me, you don't want to hear that! I earned my bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Military Science from Eastern Michigan University where I spent most of my time either on stage, rappelling down buildings, or working one of three jobs. After college I moved to Los Angeles like so many other starry eyed actors in pursuit of fame and fortune in tinseltown. While there, I worked to pay the bills but my love was always acting. I was able to achieve some level of success, mostly in commercials and independent films, and I consider those experiences as some of the best of my life.
After some major life changes, I self-published my first book entitled PRIVATE WORDS UNSPOKEN, a compilation of self poetry. Since then, my literary interest has grown and I would like to think my storytelling ability has improved. I have done everything from office administration, to business development, to being the Director of a private preschool. I have jumped out of a C130 aircraft, fired a M16 machine gun, and given birth – TWICE! But I always return to my art.
Though I'll forever be a Michigan girl at heart, I now live in the South where I am married with two wonderful children. If I’m not working on my latest story you can find me lounging with a good book, playing with my kids, or indulging in my unhealthy addiction to Starbucks coffee.
To learn more about me and my books you can check out my website, or follow me on one or all of the various internet/social media sites.
MY KICKSTARTER PLANS
Although I have been writing for quite some time, the Kickstarter Project opportunity is very new to me. I am the author of the Blood Angel Series. Book 1: AWAKEN and Book 2: BEGINNINGS, have already been published and are available to the public. However, with the steady increase of positive feedback I have received of late, I realize that my books will need additional editing in order to have a significant impact in the world of Young Adult Supernatural Fiction.
With that in mind, I have put together this Kickstarter Project in order to raise money to do the following:
- Professional Editing, formatting, print and re-release of Awaken (book 1 ~ the Blood Angel Series)
- Professional Editing, formatting, print and re-release of Beginnings (book 2 ~ the Blood Angel Series)
- Professional Editing, formatting, print and release of Revenge (book 3 ~ the Blood Angel Series)
- Marketing for the Blood Angel Series
I have found some amazing editors and formatters on elance.com and plan to work closely with them to ensure that my books are properly edited and formatted in order to give my readers the most enjoyable reading experience possible.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
Traditionally, published authors receive an advance from a publisher in exchange for the chance to publish their book. Unfortunately, I have not been afforded this luxury - I'm an Indie Author. So, KIckstarter is my advance. It is a way for me to fund my literary project and produce a much higher quality product.
Here is a estimated breakdown of where the money will go:
- $1050 for professional editing fees ($350 per book)
- $400 for print and e-book formatting
- $400 for the first paperback print run
- $150 for fees and shipping costs
Any/all excess funding will go towards marketing/promotion of the Blood Angle Series, as well as, investment into the future of the series.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T READ YOUNG ADULT (YA)?
That's okay!!! Even if you don't read or even like Young Adult Fiction or the Supernatural Genre, I can guarantee that you know or love someone who does! Every reward level of this project can be given as a gift to someone else. Just pledge the amount for the reward you'd like to gift to a friend, and when the surveys are sent to collect your information you can let me know whether or not it is a gift and who to send it to. I'd even be happy to write a special gift message for you as well.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
So, you're convinced and want to be a part in making the BLOOD ANGEL SERIES a reality? Awesome! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! All you have to do is click the button that says "BACK THIS PROJECT" at the top right of this page and pledge any amount over $1.00. Then, choose your reward, follow the instructions to pay, and I'll keep you updated on the project every step of the way!
Even if you can't pledge today, I would like to personally thank you for stopping by and giving me your time. Please feel free to share this project with your friends and family!
Special thanks to my wonderful husband, Eric and my beautiful children, Sydney and Ethan, for all of their love and support.
Risks and challenges
You can't plan for everything. Scheduling issues with editing, formatting, and print proofs can always crop up, but I believe that they should be fairly easy to manage. It is my promise to always keep my backers well informed every step of the way!
But, I wouldn't worry too much, things have a way of working out how they are supposed to.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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