Sometimes, you want to go above and beyond.
Sometimes, you want to provide more than asked for.
I feel that now is one of those times. I’ve been writing a new novel and the more I’ve thought about it, the more I wanted to make it something special. So, I’m taking steps in that direction.
This weekend, I will be launching a small Kickstarter campaign for my upcoming novel, Valence Of Infinity Book I – The Blood Of Others. For a brief introduction, here is the book description:
Although Paris appears to be only a teenager, behind that guise resides a lethal 130-year-old-vampire. After having served for decades as a personal bodyguard to the highest-ranking vampire, Paris makes the difficult and fateful decision to extricate herself from that world.
However, Paris’ actions have dire consequences. Fleeing from a death sentence, she finds herself in the human world, on the run from Garrett, an ancient assassin and the one man on the planet who knows her well enough to find her.
As Paris tries to find her place in this new world, she encounters other vampires and humans who revel both in their frailty and their own monstrous natures. She soon learns that the larger issue is that she might not have a place in this world after all. Not to mention the fact that the very man sent to destroy her is the only man she has ever loved.
What I really want to do – the end goal of this project – is to get the book into readers’ hands. What is even more important is that for those interested, I plan to do a Limited Edition, Author-Signed Hardcover of the novel! In addition to that, those wonderful folks who may decide to become backers will have a bevy of wonderful goodies to choose from as rewards for their support and faith in the project.
The Kickstarter Project will go live this weekend, Sunday, July 15th and will run for 30 days. I am seeking the bare minimum to achieve my goals: $3500.00.
The key to any campaign like this is a multitude of supporters who, for the most part, are not interested in backing for more than 10-25 bucks. There are greater rewards at higher levels but, really, that midline is where the majority of backing usually falls.
I will have special updates and sneak peeks for my backers, including the first three completed chapters by the end of August. Those chapters will be shared here on this site, hopefully to whet your appetites for more! As for those who are interested in more personalized experiences in the project, at a certain level (and past) you will get a 30 minute Skype call with me, one-on-one, to chat about the novel and what comes next!
I think what I will enjoy most about this process is getting to interact more directly with readers and backers and get a feel for their thoughts and feelings on the story (as well as my others, perhaps).
So, I look forward to getting things under way and even more to get this novel into your waiting hands!
More info to come soon…