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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 20 2011 10:36 PM UTC +00:00
$145
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 20 2011 10:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is this project about?

“Hounds of Heaven” is an urban fantasy novel mixed with military science fiction.

The book’s description is as follows: “Werewolf and battle hardened resistance fighter Dom Craddock is sick of losing. Dom is a member of the resistance called HADES, a paramilitary organization made up of humans and werewolves. Hades has been on the losing side of a war that has spanned six hundred years led by the vampire regime known as The Tartarus Corporation.

Dom and his elite recon team, finally find hope while on an otherwise routine mission. What they find might help them win the war against the vampires, save the dying planet, and hopefully what’s left of humanity.

Throughout Dom’s last mission he struggles with the world he once knew, and the world he now suffers in, hoping for one day to see the sun shining on his face again. Dom must first comes to terms with his past-the same past that assisted in the genocide of mankind, and handed the planet over to the vampires. A past he wants to forget and leave behind, but the actions he set in motion all those years ago have come back to destroy the only hope at saving humanity.”

I’ll start off by describing why I wrote this novel. I think the majority of people love anything that has to do with the paranormal. I'm sure all of you are aware that almost ever form of entertainment in the last couple of years have been saturated with enough paranormal stories to last a lifetime. In early 2009 while I was waiting for my son to be born I was reading an article about the “Twilight” series. A poll was conducted for this article and the results showed that most males hate vampires and werewolves due to the “Twilight” series. Now I’m not taking anything away from that series but I wrote “Hounds of Heaven” in the hopes to bring back the violent and grittier mythology behind werewolves and vampires.

What’s the plan?

The plan is to hopefully reach my goal of $500, and with those funds I will be able to advertise, publish and distribute my novel. I will be using Amazon's CreateSpace to publish my novel. The book has already been edited and isn’t far from being published, my hope is to have it published and available as an e-book or paperback via Amazon and Barnes and Noble by March/April 2011. Th
Why Donate?

Donations will help bring this book to life. I contacted a few traditional publishers and agents about a year ago and although my book received positive reviews I kept getting the same answer “it’s not commercial”. I didn’t write this book to be like every other book, I wasn’t looking for the next “Twilight” or “Harry Potter”, I simply wanted to write a book that people would enjoy. I decided to follow the route of self-publishing. I briefly explain why. When I started to research the business side of being an author I didn’t really like what I saw, and that was losing almost complete control over my work that I just spent years working on. So I decided self-publishing was the best route for me. I also plan on using the donation to secure a spot at the NYC Comic Con 2011 or the Hero Con in Charlotte, NC. I'll have my books and promotional items for free if I can collect the funds for a vendor booth.

All artwork was professionally done by Randy Macdonald who has worked with various science fiction authors such as David J Williams author of “Mirrored Heavens”. These pieces were specifically created for my book and are one of a kind. All pieces of art are high resolution files.

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    Reader Package-Signed copy of the first print of the book upon publication plus E-book version, limited edition postcard featuring artwork of choice seen in video.

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    Bronze Package- Signed copy of book, e-book, and 11 X 17 poster of the book cover.

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    Silver Package- Everything from Reader Package. Plus choice of any 2 pieces of art in 11 x 17. There will be three pieces to choose from.

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    Gold Package- Everything from Reader Package plus all 3 posters. Custom case of your choice for either the iPhone, BlackBerry, Google Phones, iPod or iPad with the Hounds of Heaven Logo.

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    Platinum Package- Everything from Gold Package. All 3 posters will be framed. Plus a custom Hounds of Heaven vintage style military jacket ready for anyone ready to join the resistance! (Jackets come in various sizes and colors. The logo isn't the title but a vintage style patch that will cover most of the back. It looks similar to old military patches with a skull and crossbones theme.

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