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The Final Five have been found, but now it's time to put their gifts to use in this dramatic alternate history supernatural thriller!
The Final Five have been found, but now it's time to put their gifts to use in this dramatic alternate history supernatural thriller!
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Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds

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I want to bring you an angel story like none you’ve ever read before.   

Awakening has everything you’re looking for in an urban fantasy / supernatural thriller tied to mythology—it’s action-packed, mysterious, has hilariously snarky dialogue, and a star-crossed love that may make or break the fate of the known universe. What’s not to love?  

With more than 20K words already written, and a prequel novelette already available on Amazon, this book is screaming to be wrapped up. All I need is $2300 from you to launch it with some flair and get this super-stellar book out into the world. 

When I get a story idea that sort of “downloads” in my brain without much work on my part, I generally stop and take notice—it’s how my first book came into being. Awakening was also one such story.   

As I began to play with the mental imagery and creative world-building, a number of things became crystal clear:  

  • The story would revolve around ordinary people “awakening” to an extraordinary destiny: these were the end times and they were the final five angels who would decide the fate of the known universe.  
  • I didn’t want to write an ordinary book about angels. I mean, c’mon—it’s time they evolved, right?  
  • I also wanted to write from each of their perspectives as I told the story, because all of them have a unique perspective and voice—but I knew editing would be a challenge because of this.  

That’s where you come in.   

I’ve written, published, and produced plenty of books before. But Awakening is different, and I need to treat it differently, too. 

Five Angels, One Law: figure out how their unique gifts can save the universe

Everyone has a calling, right? 

You know the niggling thing at the back of your mind, telling you that you're more than this. More than what you've settled for. More...

When the final five begin to awaken to the state of their world, nothing makes sense. But as each of them continue, they begin to see how their unique gifts fit into the puzzle they're trying to solve.

There's just one problem: one angel's human wife is pregnant--and won't make the cut unless things change quickly for the better. He must decide if its worth risking everything to "fix" what's wrong, and possibly never make it back to them, or continue forward with the status quo knowing the fate of every living being is at stake. 

Either way, there will be hell to pay.  

You've never seen these kind of angels before. If you're looking for a new spin on this beloved trope, Carissa Andrews' Awakening is just what you're looking for. 

Awakening is tied to two other stories currently available on Amazon. One is a full-length novel called Oracle, the other is a novelette called The Final Five. Let's take a look at the other stories in Awakening's world-building.

Hiya guys! Carissa Andrews, here...  

I’m the author of the international bestselling trilogy, The Pendomus Chronicles

Science fiction and fantasy are my pens of choice and genre-bending is one of my favorite aspect of writing. The other part is writing characters who are entirely believable—complete with flaws, snarky banter, and plenty of moral dilemmas. All of which are in ample supply in Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds—and I’m so excited to get it in your hands. 

HAMPTON LAMOUREUX is the designer I've chosen for Awakening (please note: his concept may look completely different from what's visualized for this campaign). Hampton has nearly a decade of experience and has a style I know you'll love for this book. Click on his name to check out his Reedsy profile. 

SUZANNE JOHNSON is the editor I've tapped to be a part of this project with me. She's got some crazy editing skillz and wicked awesome editing background. I am so looking forward to working with her! Click on her name to check out her Reedsy profile, too! 

My "awakened" Kickstarter has a little something for everyone when it comes to goodies. 

They include:  

  • ebook and print copies of Awakening, as well as digital copies of the companion novelette called the Final Five. (Which is a prequel setting the stage for Awakening) Not to mention ebook copies of a novel set in the same world/timeframe: Oracle: A Diana Hawthorne Psychic Mystery.  
  • Plus, the opportunity to have a character in an upcoming book named after you!   

Need a visual breakdown? I get it... keep scrolling. 

In the past, being an indie author has meant having to wear all the hats. The good news is, I've been in all areas of the print industry since I was old enough to read. But the thing is, I just can't do it all anymore. As my back catalog expands, and my upcoming books emerge,  I need some help in managing some of the pieces. That's why I'm hoping to raise the funds to afford my top-notch graphic designer and editor (Hampton and Suzanne) to join me on this journey. Your pledge of just $25 (or more!) will totally help me get there, and I cannot thank you enough. 

If you want to wanna know exactly where the funds will be going... let's get all graphic with it.

Awakening is currently well underway with the first draft and will be completed before this Kickstarter campaign ends. 

Once it's funded, here's what you can expect in terms of timeline:

Risks and challenges

Writing a book is always a challenge. New ideas crop up. Characters can come out of nowhere. Production timelines might get screwed up if the printers go down. Editors might have more fixes than anticipated. There are plenty of variables. The one thing you don’t have to worry about, is whether or not this book will be finished. Words are already on the page, swift progress is being made, and you can tell by my backlist of books, I’m an indie author who get things done. Even if something unexpected happens, I will personally ensure each of you gets the reward level you backed.

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    The Rousing

    Snag yourself a digital copy of Awakening 3 months before it goes on sale.

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    The Awoken

    Get the rewards from The Rousing, as well as a digital copy of The Final Five – a companion story and introduction to the characters in Awakening.

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    • eBook of the Final Five: An Oracle & Awakening Bridge Novelette
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    The Angelic Being

    Everything from The Awoken Level, plus a first edition paperback of Awakening!

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    • eBook copy of Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds
    • eBook of the Final Five: An Oracle & Awakening Bridge Novelette
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    The Archangelic Being

    Everything from The Angelic Being Level, plus TWO first edition paperbacks of Awakening and a digital copy of Oracle: A Diana Hawthorne Psychic Mystery!

    Includes:
    • eBook copy of Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds
    • eBook of the Final Five: An Oracle & Awakening Bridge Novelette
    • TWO 1st edition paperbacks of Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds
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    The Risen

    Everything from The Archangelic Being Level, plus a character named after you in an upcoming project!

    Includes:
    • eBook copy of Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds
    • eBook of the Final Five: An Oracle & Awakening Bridge Novelette
    • eBook copy of Oracle: A Diana Hawthorne Psychic Mystery
    • TWO 1st edition paperbacks of Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds
    • A character named after you in an upcoming project
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