If you love books with a side of snark and a dash of magic, The Sentinel Trilogy could be your next favorite series.
Jamie Foley is an independent author and marketing specialist who began her career at HarperCollins Publishers and currently works for Enclave Publishing. She strives to keep her stories free of cookie-cutter story lines and cliches, which can mean publishing independently... and hiring the best editors, cover designers, and voice actors to make epic books.
Working with the pros doesn't come cheap. Jamie and Stephen need your help to produce the first book in the trilogy, Sentinel, in audiobook format for Audible and iTunes. And if we meet our stretch goals, we'll produce more books in the series as well.
We've put together some awesome rewards for backers, including the launch of brand-new hardcovers and limited-edition swag.
The Sentinel Trilogy
Blood-bonds with angels. Surreal mental abilities. Elemental gods. Maze Runner meets The Mortal Instruments in this adrenaline-laced urban fantasy.
The Sentinel Trilogy novels include book 1: Sentinel, book 2: Arbiter, and book 3: Sage. World map, glossary, and appendix are included. They are available in .MOBI format for Kindle, .EPUB for any other e-reader including Nook and Kobo, and .PDF for any device.
Sorvashti is a captive. Jet is a soldier. Both harness the primal power of aether.
A novella prequel set 6 years before Sentinel. World map and glossary included. Available in .MOBI format for Kindle, .EPUB for any other e-reader including Nook and Kobo, and .PDF for any device.
Zekk can't remember how long he's been a slave, but he can't remember anything else, either.
A short story prequel available in .PDF format for any device.
If we meet our goal, the Sentinel audiobook will be recorded, edited, and produced by August 2019. It will be delivered to all backers at the $25 level and above in .MP3 format. And if we meet further stretch goals, additional books in the series will be delivered as well as they are produced.
Due to Amazon's ACX exclusivity, unfortunately we will not be able to produce Audio CDs. Dagnabbit.
High-Resolution Cover Art
Digital cover art with text removed for use as a wallpaper/background or for printing. Includes The Sentinel Trilogy box set art and the covers for Sentinel, Arbiter, Sage, Vanguard, and Exorcist. Delivered in .JPG format.
World Map Art & Poster
Artwork of the world of Alani, in which The Sentinel Trilogy takes place, is available in digital format and printed as an 11x17 poster. Digital format is delivered as a high-resolution .JPG, or if your reward tier includes a poster, it will be signed by the author and shipped rolled (not folded) in a tube.
Sentinel, Arbiter, Sage, and Vanguard are available in paperback format. Each has a smooth matte cover and includes a world map, glossary, and appendix. Every paperback will be signed by the author, and Jamie can include a personalized message as well, such as "To my teenage fireball, Elvis."
Sentinel & Exorcist bookmarks
These paper bookmarks are printed on heavy card stock. They include QR codes to download free e-books. Sweet.
Bronze feather bookmark
Beautiful thin metal in the shape of a feather with a bronze sheen. They make legit bookmarks that'll last forever, unlike paper.
And they might be metal-covered Serran feathers from The Sentinel Trilogy with an angelic bond. You never know.
Viper temporary tattoo
This 4-inch long temporary tattoo is Jet's 'kingsnake' design from The Sentinel Trilogy. It reads "VSF 14" for Valinorian Special Forces Unit 14, also known as Viper Unit. Designed by Jamie and made with stunning detail by Momentary Ink.
We're super stoked to announce the launch of hardcover format for Sentinel, Arbiter, and Sage! Hardcover was created just for this Kickstarter, so they're brand-new and limited edition. And they smell heavenly, with beautiful matte dust jackets and gray cloth interior with gold-embossed lettering on the spine.
Hardcover books will be signed by Jamie, and she can also write a personal message like, "To my beloved Jehoshaphat Marlin."
Teespring makes this super-soft black T-shirt with the design of Jet's 'kingsnake' tattoo. It reads "VSF 14" for Valinorian Special Forces Unit 14, also known as Viper Unit. Available in sizes S-5XL.
Jamie makes these clay dragons when she's procrastinating or playing Dungeons & Dragons. She crafts them by hand from colored clay, glass eyes, and an aluminum foil core. They also include removable D20 dice in the curve of their tails, which match their coloring.
You can request two colors or a theme for your handmade dragon when you pledge at The Elemental reward tier. Jamie has also been known to use sea shells, gems, crystals, faux flowers, and driftwood in her creations, and those are also available upon request.
It takes Jamie several hours to craft each dragon by hand, so The Elemental tier is limited—grab yours quick!
At The Champion tier, five signed copies of Sentinel will be donated to five different Central Texas libraries, schools, churches, or hospitals. Or if you'd like them to hand them out in your own area, Jamie can ship them to you with the rest of your books and swag.
Jamie frequently has video calls with her clients to help them with writing, publishing, or marketing advice. But who says you can't just chat for fun and ask your own burning questions about juicy behind-the-scenes morsels or super-secret spoilers about her next series? The call will be 30 minutes with Jamie on your favorite platform: Skype, Google Hangouts, or Discord.
For some reason, Jamie actually likes public speaking. She's spoken at several events and was the #1 most requested speaker to return to the Christian Writer's Workshop in 2017. She makes PowerPoint presentations and speaks on the ins and outs of writing, publishing, and marketing. Here's a video with snippets from one of Jamie's talks, "Turn Your Writing Into a Business." Jamie will only travel within the continental United States (unless you want to buy her a ticket to Hawaii... just sayin').
If this Kickstarter reaches its goal of $1,000, we will produce the first book in the series, Sentinel. And if we raise more, we'll produce more books in the series.
As we reach new goals and produce new stories, the additional audiobooks will also be added to your rewards. How awesome is that?
- $2,000: Book 2: Arbiter audiobook production & added to rewards
- $3,000: Book 3: Sage audiobook production & added to rewards
- $4,000: Prequel novella: Vanguard audiobook production & added to rewards
Risks and challenges
If we don't fund, the only thing we'll lose is the ability to create audiobooks, since all other components of this campaign have already been produced and launched successfully.
But if we do fund, our challenge will be to produce the audiobooks and deliver them to you as fast as possible while still maintaining quality. And Jamie's a perfectionist, so there's that.
Thanks so much for considering a pledge! Every little bit helps.
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