About this project
New Tiers and rewards have been added and altered.
$75 dollar backers will now receive a print edition as well as an e-book copy of the book
$25 dollar backers will receive what is listed and additionally an e-book copy emailed to them
$15 backers will also receive a PDF sneak peek of the first few chapters of Awakening.
$5 backers will also receive a PDF first chapter sneak peek
I have also added a $10, $20, $35 and $50 reward tiers for more options.
A Lost Legacy series was born in the forefront of my mind about six years ago, back when I was just graduating out of high school. Writing has always been a passion of mine and the Supernatural and Fantasy fiction genre is a great place to escape. I have been perfecting and changing the novel for so long now that it's almost ready for release the only issue is getting the funds to get the product out there!
The novel is in the finishing stages but it needs my complete attention, a great editor, great advertising and some wicked graphics. Unfortunately while I try my best to self-promote all of this is costing money, not to mention I want to get the product out there to people who really love to read and believe in the power of a good book.
I am a twenty-three year old emerging writer. I practice in fantasy fiction leaning towards young adult supernatural genres. I have four years of theatre studies from The University of Winnipeg but my true love has always been writing. There is nothing more magical to me than being able to escape into the world of an author and it's an experience I hope to share through my own writing.
Set in modern day America A Lost Legacy: Awakening explores the fictional story of sixteen year old Finn Adams. Her whole world is flipped upside down when her mother goes missing, and she soon discovers that she is being hunted for her power. In the course of the novel she is ripped from the only life she’s ever known, and transported across the country to discover secrets she never knew about herself, her heritage, and the tremendous power she’s kept dormant for so long. Her loyalties are tested when she learns of her true parentage and discovers she is part of a prophecy, destined to awaken an ancient power that has been lost for centuries. As she struggles to learn from her mother’s past, she is faced with the ultimate struggle of good and evil, family or friends, she must learn who she can trust and find the power within herself to stop the prophecy from coming true.
This is the first novel in a series. Awakening: is the story of Finn's discovery of who she truly is and the struggle of fighting the dark magic her father is assuring her is her destiny, and the next novel begins to explore a little more of the ancient history behind her powers and what events led to the family she had grown to know. The third book is the story of discovering why she was chosen as part of the prophecy and the revelation that there is a lot more of a connection within her coven that she could have ever imagined.
I have been working on several different versions of cover work before I finally settled on the choice and have even begun the artwork for book 2 now! Here's a few of the options we had kicking around before the final.
Risks and challenges
Getting the project done and formatted is a challenge in itself but certainly one I've been able to handle so far, the true challenge is going to be successfully distributing and advertising the work! A best change at success is a great team behind me so part of this campaign is the chance to get my writing out to people who might not have had the opportunity to get their hands on my work before. I love community and it's my goal to create and build a strong fanbase for A Lost Legacy and the series to follow.
One of the challenges so far is getting the word out but I am doing my best to gather attention through social media on twitter and Facebook as well as handing out flyers at local bookstores.
One challenge has been completed. The novel is completely finished, no plot additives necessary now, it is currently in the review and editing stage but it is done! (Note. This was a very difficult process for me, to let go :) )Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Hopefully, I won't have to! As much as I am enjoying the Kickstarter experience this fundraiser is to get the story out there, I'm hoping once the novel is on the market revenue and intrigue will be enough to support the release of our second installment (a preview of which is only available to Kickstarter backers)
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