UPDATE #3: International shipping now available! Check out the International Package!
UPDATE #2: In an attempt to say an extra "thank you" to those who have backed my project, I have created a Facebook group open ONLY to those who have pledged. I will be posting never-before released excerpts, behind-the-scenes details and illustrations--exclusive only to those in the group! So pledge today and discover what you are missing!
UPDATE #1: I am pleased to announce that we just passed our goal of $1,000.00 in pledges! That means two things:
1) This event was successful! We reached our minimum goal, and now everyone will receive their prizes within the following few months.
2) This event still has days to go until it ends! That means that people can still pledge, so please continue to help me get the word out! Let's see if we can reach $2,000.00 by the 26th!
I want to thank all of you for your support. All of your names will be displayed on my website, and one day when I am famous (knock on wood) you will be known as the people who helped me get started. :)
And last but not least, I would like to thank God. I hope that my life can be a testimony for others.
Hello and welcome to The Everafter Chronicles Kickstarter campaign. Thanks for stopping by!
My name is Casey Sean Harmon. I am a bestselling author (The Earth is a Floating Sphere, Amazon Kindle Publishing, 2012) and an active duty Soldier in the U.S. Army. I recently wrote a young adult novel titled "The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures," which will be published by Tate Publishing Spring of 2013.
About the book:
The lives of James, Charlotte,
young Susan and their dog Clovensport are about to change forever. After
investigating a mysterious sun dog that appears in their living room,
they are inexplicably transported to the mystical land of Everafter. A
host of mythological creatures makes their days long and their nights
dangerous as they are enlisted to discover why the moon has stopped
shining. Little do they know that their purpose in Everafter is much
grander than they realize.
The children soon discover that the only way for them to return home is to uncover the secrets behind an ancient mystery that will lead them down a winding path of danger and discovery!
Approximately 165 pages long.
For ages 9-12 (But adults will like it, too!)
Reader's Favorite 5-star rating.
Please click here to read my interview with The Bavarian News. (pg. 3)
So what do I hope to accomplish from this book?
It is my goal to instill good, positive morals to young readers in such a way that they are having too much fun to realize that they are actually learning valuable life lessons. The writing style and overall spirit of The Everafter Chronicles has been compared by a number of reviewers to The Chronicles of Narnia. It is my goal for my book to appeal to a large and diverse audience. Some might compare the book to The Adventures in Odyssey series, while others believe that it more resembles some aspects of a young adult version of The Lord of the Rings. I believe my book to be an epic tale of excitement and adventure. Nonetheless, I have taken great caution to support good morals and to teach valuable lessons without promoting a certain faith group. It is good, clean fun!
Please join me in my mission to promote high-quality, family-friendly adventure! By pledging you will not only be supporting my book, but you will also be helping to fund my national book tour. Who knows, I may visit a store in your area! Please support!
Charlotte and Susan, fearful of what had become of their brother, found it impossible to sleep. They, along with Dehmar, had been welcomed into the house of one of the village humans. Old Mr. Tuttle, a bachelor with a spare bedroom, had filled their stomachs with stew and crackers and was sitting up with the girls in hopes of providing moral support. Mr. Tuttle had no
idea what he was getting himself into.
“I’m worried that Apollo just wasn’t fast enough to escape the phoenix,” Charlotte cried. She blew her nose into a handkerchief. “They should have
been back hours ago.”
Little Susan was crying so hard that she couldn’t talk. First it was Clovensport, and now her brother. She wished that she had never thought of the idea to ask the glowing circle what it wanted. Perhaps they would all still be trapped inside their house, but at least they would be trapped together.
Mr. Tuttle tried his best to lift the girls’ spirits. He suggested a board game but was told right away by the domovol that times were too sad to be playing
“Okay, then, what do you suggest?” Mr. Tuttle asked.
“How about reading a story?” Dehmar replied. “Every kid likes a good story.”
"Casey Sean Harmon's 'The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures' has the feel of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia with the story revolving around three siblings and their dog who were pulled to another world and immersed in a magical adventure. It is a world where the fight between good and evil is ever present; a world called 'Everafter' where evil can be defeated by the presence of light. But how can evil be fought when, at night, the moon is nowhere to be found? Can these children save 'Everafter'? I love Harmon's writing style. It is simple, concise, and organized. The way he develops his story and his characters is seamless. I know that if I have kids, this book will be one of those that I'd read over and over again, simply because Casey Sean Harmon has been able to effectively teach courage, compassion, generosity, trust, and most especially love. The way Harmon ended 'Reign of the Night Creatures' reminds the reader to value not just friends, but also family. Casey Sean Harmon is also able to teach the reader the value of community and teamwork; that we are not alone in solving the problems of the world and that the people we meet are instrumental in our success."
-Mina Rivera, Reader's Favorite (5 star rating)
"A fast-paced, fun adventure for young children. Would make a great bedtime story."
-Alison Pensy, Bestselling author of The Custodian Novels
"Reign of the Night Creatures is an action-packed modern story in the brilliant tradition of the Chronicles of Narnia. James and his sisters are kept on their toes in the imaginative world of Everafter, where the battle of light versus dark rages. Who knows what darkness's next move will be?"
-E.P. Marcellin, Bestselling author of Element Keepers
"I truly enjoyed reading this book; I found the story to be incredibly innovative and imaginative."
-Meghan Gregg, Tate Publishing
"Adventure reigns in this debut novel. What a fun ride."
-Obert Skye, National Bestselling author (Leven Thumps series, Pillage Trilogy)
“Inspired, imaginative and very exciting, it’s a great adventure for young readers."
-Brian Falkner, Bestselling author (The Tomorrow Code, Brain Jack)
"Upon starting this book I found it to be a magical adventure of bravery, intelligence and team work. The characters are life like and seem to come out of the pages. The story is very well written and imaginative. The Land of Everafter Draws you in and doesn't want to let you go. In My opinion 'Reign of the Night Creatures' is a must read for all young readers."
-Melissa Steele, avid reader
Risks and challenges
When "Reign of the Night Creatures" comes out, I plan to take 30 days of leave to conduct a national book tour. I would like to get out and meet some of the young people who will be reading my book, and hopefully get ideas for the second book in the series.
My publisher will be funding some of the small things, like bookmarks, posters and setting up the event. However, travel expenses, hotel costs and book printing costs will fall on me.
My goal is to raise at least $5,000.00 ($1,000.00 at a minimum) to help cover some of these expenses.
I believe that I have enough fan support to make this happen. Please help me to be able to conduct a book tour for my upcoming book. Pre-order "Reign of the Night Creatures" today!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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