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About this project

The Out of Orbit Series

Rack and Ruin is the third book in the Out of Orbit series. Books 1 (Dead and Buryd) and 2 (Fight or Flight) are already out and on sale.

Out of Orbit is a series of dystopian science fiction novels set in the middle of a Revolution, as the oppressed Veniche fight to free themselves from their brutal invaders, the Adveni. The story follows Georgianna, a medic and unlikely rebel, as she joins the fight to free her people from slavery.

A single life could liberate an entire race, but the life required may be her own.

Georgianna Lennox has spent her life helping others. When a friend is sold into slavery, she must weigh this one life against the harsh consequences of defying the ruthless Adveni oppressors of her people.

Putting her trust in a group of rebels, Georgianna becomes caught in a web of lies and cruelty, where the sparks of the revolution may consume them all.

A single secret might change a war, but a lie can destroy those fighting it.

Georgianna Lennox’s biggest fear has become reality: she has been sold as a slave. Caught in the middle of the brewing war between the Adveni oppressors and Belsa rebels, she is recruited to be the rebels’ eyes behind enemy lines.

As the Belsa make bolder attacks against the cruel Adveni, Georgianna finds that the lies she is tasked to tell her owner are nothing compared to the secrets she must keep from her friends – secrets that could change the war in their favour, and lies that might destroy them all.

RACK AND RUIN

Rack and Ruin will continue where Fight or Flight finishes off. I don't want to give away too many spoilers but the fight has spread from a small rebellion to a Revolution, and no one on Os-Veruh, whether Adveni or Veniche, will be able to escape the devastation.

Where the book is now and what funds will pay for?

Rack and Ruin is a completed manuscript.  A professional editor has been lined up via Reedsy.com and a slot has been booked with Design For Writers for cover design.

You can read the prologue here!

Funds from this kickstarter will transform Rack and Ruin from a manuscript to a published novel. Money will go directly to editing, cover design, and promotion.

Oh, yes, and sending you lovely people the special gifts, which, while we're talking about them, let's get to those...

The Rewards

As with all kickstarter projects, what you get as a reward depends on what you donate. The full list of the reward tiers can be found on the right hand side.

Update 2nd June: If the project is successful, all backers will also receive a short story 'Coyote', which will not be published to the public until 2016. 
Whether the project is successful or not, all backers will receive a selection of exclusive bonus chapters from the Out of Orbit series. These will not be released to the public. The only way to get them will be to support this project. 

HUGS: Hugs will be given to all supporters I happen to come across in the street. 

SPECIAL THANKS: All backers will have their name in a 'Special Thanks' section in the book.

EBOOKS: All ebooks will be offered in the following formats: ePub, Mobi, and PDF.

PRINT BOOKS: All print books are paperbacks and copies of Rack and Ruin will be signed by me.

PERSONALISED GIFTS: Adveni names and nsiloq tattoos will be created by me. I will contact backers to ask a few questions so I can make a name and nsiloq you will love
All backers with a Nsiloq designed will also receive temporary tattoos and stickers with their design printed.

SWAG BAGS: I'm offering Out of Orbit swag bags in most of the reward bundles. There are two sizes of swag bag: Regular and Large.
Here is what you can expect to find inside:

Regular
- Postcards with the covers of each book
- Nsiloq tattoo badges
- Nsiloq temporary tattoos and clear stickers
- Out of Orbit pen
- Bookmark with the Rack and Ruin cover design

Large
- All of the above
- A customised USB drive with the Out of Orbit eBooks loaded.
- A customised notebook

Here are some of the Nsiloq designs I've created for the books:

The Stitcher Reward
When I'm not writing I love crafts, especially cross stitch. Through this hobby I have made some wonderful friends. Kim of KLT Charting and Michelle of Jodyri Designs have been inspired to create cross stitch threads and designs based on the Out of Orbit series.
By choosing this reward tier, you'll get a complete set of the Out of Orbit hand dyed threads from Jodyri Designs and five Out of Orbit chart designs from KLT Charting.

Out of Orbit hand-dyed thread pack
Out of Orbit hand-dyed thread pack
Edtroka Nsiloq design cross stitch
Edtroka Nsiloq design cross stitch

Stretch Rewards

Sometimes people earn more than they expected with Kickstarter. Should this happen here I will be offering extra rewards to everyone who backed the project including exclusive short stories and extra swag. These will be updated as we go.

Risks and challenges

The question here is how will I stop Rack and Ruin from going to... well, wrack and ruin?

There are very few risks when it comes to this project. The manuscript is already complete, a professional editor has been booked through Reedsy, and the cover is being designed by Design4Writers, who created the first two wonderful covers in the series.

The only setback I foresee arising in this project is in the time it takes to complete the different steps, something I will be keeping backers up to date on. If there is a setback to the schedule for any reason, I will be informing everyone. However, when I talk about setbacks in the schedule, I am talking about a week, a fortnight at most, not months.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    THE HUGGER
    - Pre-release eBook of Rack and Ruin.
    - Your name in the 'special thanks' section.
    - A big hug if I ever run into you in the street (explanation may be required).

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    THE COLLECTOR
    - eBook collection of the Out of Orbit series books 1 & 2.
    - Pre-release eBook of Rack and Ruin.
    - Your name in the 'special thanks' section.

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    THE PRINTER
    - Signed print copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - eBook collection of the Out of Orbit series books 1 & 2, and pre-release copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - Your name in the 'special thanks' section.
    - Out of Orbit swag bag (regular).

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    THE STITCHER
    - Signed pre-release print copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - eBook collection of the Out of Orbit series books 1 & 2, and pre-release copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - The Out of Orbit thread pack from Jodyri Designs.
    - 5 chart patterns by KLT Charting.
    - Out of Orbit swag bag (regular).
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    THE VENICHE
    - Print collection of the Out of Orbit series books 1 & 2.
    - Signed pre-release copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - Out of Orbit swag bag (regular).
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    THE BELSA
    - Print collection of the Out of Orbit series books 1 & 2.
    - Signed pre-release copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - Out of Orbit swag bag (large).
    - Special mention in the book dedication.

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    THE ADVENI
    - Print collection of the Out of Orbit series books 1 & 2.
    - Signed pre-release copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - Out of Orbit swag bag (large).
    - Your own Adveni name.
    - Personalised Nsiloq tattoo design drawn and signed by me.
    - Personalised stickers and temporary tattoo of your Nsiloq.
    - Special mention in the book dedication.

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    THE VOLSONNAR
    - Print collection of the Out of Orbit series books 1 & 2.
    - Signed pre-release copy of Rack and Ruin.
    - Out of Orbit swag bag (large).
    - Your own Adveni name.
    - Personalised Nsiloq tattoo design drawn and signed by me.
    - Personalised stickers and temporary tattoo of your Nsiloq.
    - Special mention in the book dedication.
    - Your Adveni name used in Rack and Ruin.

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