Wow, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has backed the Indiegogo campaign so far.The initial goal of $500 was met in less than three days! That’s mind blowing! A thank you doesn’t even cover how grateful I am for your support. This campaign means so much to me, and I’ll continue thanking you all until you’re sick of hearing it!
What does this mean? I can provide both Bloodlines and the sequel with cohesive profession cover designs. I can also cover the formatting costs and make sure I can get my rewards delivered to my backers.
I’m currently getting quotes for promotional graphics so that my backers can hopefully have unique images to use on FB and other social media to proudly announce themselves as a part of the “Alliance Street Team.” Maybe even bookmarks! I’ll post more details once I receive info back from the quotes.
The campaign has twenty-seven days left, so there’s plenty of time for others to join the madness! If you haven’t purchased your copy of The Alliance:Bloodlines, this is a great time to support the campaign and receive books! We can exceed this goal and provide even more! I’d like to make some website upgrades and offer better quality books. The more money I have at the end of the campaign, the better quality I can provide. $400 was the bare minimum I needed to make this publishing dream come true, but with more I can make the series even better. Cover design has various levels of quality. The phrase “you get what you pay for” is often true here. $250-300 might get decent cover designs, but sometimes paying a little extra can get you an even better quality. I might even be able to get some art prints commissioned to add to some reward tiers!
If the campaign ends way over the goal, like $800+ I imagine we could be funding the third book! The third Alliance novel is scheduled for a hopeful release next fall. Again thank you all who’ve joined my adventures into self publishing. Let’s keep this campaign growing!
My Indiegogo campaign is live. I would love to have your support in my adventures of self-publishing. The Alliance series is a YA Urban Fantasy project I’ve been working on for many years. In order for this campaign to be successful, I really need as many people to rally behind me with likes, shares, comments, and retweets. You can easily help the series thrive even if you can’t donate. I can’t stress the importance and success of “word of mouth” advertisement.
I’ll be making more campaign updates throughout the month. I only have 30 days to reach my goal. Will you help me get there? Make sure to click the link to learn more about the project and why this YA series is important to me.
Today I wanted to update you on the progress of the Sacrifice novel Kickstarter. I know last week was missing a character reveal, and I apologize for not delivering that as planned. I am still not quite satisfied with my concept art for the next character. I’ll spend the evening trying to tweak the digital portrait a bit so I can try to reveal that later this week. Did you miss my recent announcement about the Kickstarter? Don’t know what i’m talking about? Click here and let me tell you why this project is important.
Several people are asking when the Kickstarter will launch, and i’m glad so many people are anticipating the campaign! I’m currently on schedule for a September launch with either the 2nd or the 3rd as my launch date. I have a friend helping with my video for the campaign, and I am blown away by how amazing the intro looks! I can’t wait to share this with you!
Here are some random pieces of concept art that I created to show one of the books settings, as well as showcase the werewolves and mages from Sacrifice. Disclaimer: I am a digital art noob.
Part of Sacrifice takes place in NY’s Catskill Mountains.
Werewolves and mage from Sacrifice.
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This week’s Sacrifice character reveal introduces Cash. I love writing his dialogue, and he quickly became one of my favorite supporting characters. Everyone needs a gay best friend, especially the always troubled Katherine Reese.
Cash is a member of Kat’s prestigious Alpha team. He’s a tall, blonde haired, dreamy eyed, martial arts master who loves to watch Xena and sleep with men. He’s the youngest member of the team at only nineteen, but he is the stealth and recon expert. Kat describes Cash as a “white boy ninja” since he moves at an inhuman speed and makes no detectable noise while doing so. Cash hates firearms so when he needs more than just hand to hand combat, he chooses a blade or bow as his weapon.
This week’s Sacrifice character reveal includes art that I created myself. I’m not skilled at creating comic book concept art, so I decided to make digital concept portraits for some of the characters. This gives you an idea of how I picture the characters as I’m writing the story.
Cameron Ryan is the girlfriend that Katherine Reese isn’t supposed to have. She was born in Australia as a mix of Australian and Tibetan, but her parents died when she was just a baby. She was adopted by her uncle who lived in the States, and spent her whole life in New York unaware of the supernatural world. Cameron’s eyes are opened to mystical elements when she learns Kat is a meta-human and rogue werewolves are discovered in her neighborhood—leaving her world forever changed.