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$774
pledged of 3 500 $pledged of 3 500 $ goal
24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 6 2019 12:45 AM UTC +00:00

About

Do you love dragons? Not the fierce “I want to eat you” kind of dragons, but a distinctive race of ancient, intelligent beings. If so, then I’ve got a story to tell you! The last story in a trilogy of books about a family of dragon shape-shifters.  

Seriously, what's not to love? Dragon-shifters! Romance! Danger! Betrayal! MORE Romance! And...  

DRAGONS!!  

Who doesn't want to read about (and fall in love with!) DRAGONS?  

Make a pledge (and get some awesome rewards!) and help me publish this tale!  

Not able to make a monetary pledge? No worries! You can still help fund “Dragons’ Destiny.” Tweet the link to this Kickstarter out to the world!  

I really appreciate your support. And so do Luag and Eibhlinn! They’ve been waiting (none too patiently, I might add) for me to tell their story.   

And as we all know … it’s never a good idea to disappoint a DRAGON!

The Sorcha’s Children saga began with a novella called “Sorcha’s Heart” which tells the story of Sorcha and Caedyrn … a headstrong young sorceress and a dragon destined to lead his weyr. Well, nothing goes as planned, and Sorcha and Caedyrn (through the agency of an ancient magical amulet) fall in love and become the progenitors of a race of dragon-shifters. 

The books in the Sorcha’s Children series (“Dragons’ Choice,” “Dragons’ Flight,” and the subject of this Kickstarter, “Dragons’ Destiny”) tell the stories of the couple’s six children as they reach adulthood. Will they choose to live as dragons or humans? And will they find suitable mates? A very important question … because dragons mate for life.  

I fell in love with Sorcha and Caedyrn when I wrote that first novella. It was supposed to be a short story, but the couple had too much to tell me! And then, when their clutch of eggs hatched and the newborn dragons popped from hatchling to human baby and back again, I knew the tale wasn’t finished!  

I’m Debbie Mumford, and I’m a prolific writer. My first short story was published over 14 years ago and I’ve been writing ever since! I tried the NY agent route, but wasn’t happy. My agent wanted to put my writing in a genre box and throw away the key. I wanted to write what I wanted to write. So I took some classes, formed my own publishing company, and went independent.   

Since then, I’ve published around 60 titles under two names. Yes. You heard that right. I’m a split personality! Debbie Mumford writes for adults – usually fantasy romance or paranormal mystery with a bit of romance thrown in, but as Debbie I also write historical fiction, time-travel romance, and science fiction. See what I mean? I write what strikes my fancy!  

The other side of my psyche is Deb Logan. Deb writes for middle grade and early young adult readers. Basically, Deb channels my inner child! Deb’s most popular characters are Dani Erickson, a teenage demon hunter, and Claire Murray, a perfectly normal teenage girl who just happens to be a faery princess!  

As I said, I’m an independent writer and I publish my own tales, but that doesn’t mean no one else publishes my work. My stories have been published in multiple volumes of Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine, as well as Heart’s Kiss Magazine, Spinetingler Magazine, and The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, to name just a few!  

I’m a professional writer; I know what I’m doing. You can trust me to finish what I start! Make a pledge and help me bring “Dragons’ Destiny” to life!

Here are my awesome cover designer and editor. Dragon lovers both. 

 Luag and Eibhlinn are lucky to have these talented women in their weyr!

This Kickstarter has a lot to offer, including goodies like:  

  • eBook and paperback copies of Dragons’ Destiny – months before the public launch.
  • eBook copies of Egg Thief – a dragon short story only available in an anthology edited by Kevin J. Anderson.
  • An exclusive reader's guide PDF to Glengorm & Rossal. 
  • An exclusive, never-before-published eBook edition of the omnibus edition of the entire Sorcha’s Children series.

Want a quick visual guide to our dragon-related reward levels? Here you go:

I’ve written and published the first two novels in the trilogy, but I need a little help to finish the last one. I’m an independent author, which means that, unlike authors with contracts from traditional publishers, I pay all my production costs up front.  

These include paying a designer for both an ebook cover and a print cover, paying to format the text so that both versions are visually stunning and easy to read, hiring an editor to make sure I’ve presented my story in its best light, and ordering stock for signings … and as rewards for this Kickstarter!   

“Dragons’ Destiny” is well under way. The cover has been designed, I’ve plotted the entire novel and have written the first third of its chapters. Join me at the $25.00 Dragonet level (my favorite!), and let’s get this exciting story published!   

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Here’s my expected timeline for Dragons’ Destiny’s release, beginning with this Kickstarter campaign and ending with the actual launch of the book to the public.   

I intend to send Dragons’ Destiny to my backers several months before I release it to the public, so you’ll have plenty of time to read it before anyone else has access to it!  

  • Kickstarter Campaign Ends - February, 2019. 
  • Writing and Editing Complete – August, 2019.
  • Early Access Copies Sent Out - September, 2019.
  •  Public Book Launch - December, 2019.

Join me at the $25.00 Dragonet level (my favorite!), and let’s get this timeline started!

Risks and challenges

First and foremost, I need to finish writing the book, and even though its completely plotted and a third of the chapters have already been written, life happens. The writing could take longer than I expect … but I’ve allotted more time than I expect to need, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

Then there are the things that are beyond my control:
• Shipping isn't always straightforward. There might be a slight delay that's out of my hands.
• Printing could take a little more time than I bargained for.
• My amazing editor could run a little behind schedule in making sure I’m getting you my best possible work. Heck, I could run a bit late on revisions.

I don't anticipate any of these things happening, but I know that they could. I believe I've built in enough leeway to be able to meet all of my deadlines regardless. However, in the event of a delay, I'll communicate my expectations ASAP so that you're always informed.

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    EGG

    The dragons have mated and clutched an egg! Your reward for joining the weyr is an eBook copy of DRAGONS’ DESTINY well before its public launch in December 2019!

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    HATCHLING

    The egg has hatched … a tiny dragon has joined the weyr! Your reward for this momentous event is an eBook copy of DRAGONS’ DESTINY plus an exclusive Guide to Glengorm & Rossal PDF full of behind-the-scenes trivia and notes about the world Sorcha’s Children inhabit! You’ll also receive an eBook of my short story: EGG THIEF (first published in an anthology edited by Kevin J. Anderson!)

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    DRAGONET

    Your dragon learns to fly! Time to enter a maturation group and begin its formal training. Your reward for your dragonet’s achievement is a paperback copy of DRAGONS’ DESTINY in addition to all the Hatchling rewards!

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    UNBONDED DRAGON

    Your dragon has reached maturity, but has not yet found its life-mate! Your reward for reaching adulthood will be a TWO paperback copies of DRAGONS’ DESTINY plus the Hatchling rewards!

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    BONDED PAIR

    Your dragon has found its mate and bonded for life! Your reward for this ultimate choice will be all the Unbonded rewards plus an EXCLUSIVE never-before-published Omnibus eBook containing the entire Sorcha’s Children series! This single ebook will contain Sorcha’s Heart (the novella that started the saga), Dragons’ Choice (featuring Aislinn & Taran), Dragons’ Flight (featuring Morag & Brandubh), and Dragons’ Destiny (featuring Eibhlinn & Luag)

    Includes:
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