It’s done! Finished! All of the hard work, waiting, stressing, more waiting and all other things related to my successful Indiegogo campaign are finally over!
I have two complete self-published YA novels now available on Amazon!
The digital rewards have been sent out to my awesome contributors, and physical copies of the books are on the way to me now. I can’t wait to sign and ship them out to their new homes!
Like, share, read, review and let’s get the Alliance series novel to the top of the Amazon charts!
Again, I can’t help but to be in awe of these beautiful covers by Ida with amygdaladesign.net. You should check out her work if you need covers or formatting.
A few weeks ago, I released the cover reveal for my YA novel The Alliance: Bloodlines. Now I’m excited to reveal the cover for Drakon, the sequel to Bloodlines.
The Alliance still defend the streets of Jefferson City, but the demon hunter team thought life would be better after the battle with Jaysk at the Four Aces—after their greatest enemy was defeated. However, Bailey deals with a loss her fellow hunters can’t understand, and now she hunts demons on her own. To make matters worse, a new Four Aces casino is being constructed, and Jaysk’s Queen is in town calling all of the shots.
The answers Bailey seeks and the power the Alliance needs to stop Jaysk’s Queen both exist in a place outside their world—the demon dimension known as Drakon. Bailey is horrified when she finally learns the details of her boyfriend’s former imprisonment and torture in Drakon. The nightmare continues when Jameson chases her through a portal leading straight into the demon dimension. Forced to deal with the haunting memories of his captivity, Jameson must help find a way to keep them from becoming prisoners or dragon food. The Alliance couple races against time to escape Drakon with a plan which they hope will defeat the Queen.
Thanks to my successful Indiegogo campaign, both novels will be released this holiday. Both covers were designed by the extremely talented Ida at Amygdala Design.
Two years ago, I released my very first self-published novel, The Alliance: Bloodlines. Bloodlines was scheduled to be the first in a series of YA Urban Fantasy novels, but the debut novel generated little buzz. Rookie mistakes were made including my cover design choice, and a list of my lessons learned can be found here on my blog. I created an Indiegogo campaign to improve the quality of my novel, which was fully funded and assisted with costs of the cover designed by Ida at Amygdala Design.
In Jefferson City, things really do go bump in the night. The city is plagued with supernatural elements, but most of the citizens are unaware. Jaysk McLeod is the owner of The Four Aces—the central hub of all things evil—where gamblers often disappear and demons usually flock.
Kristen Bailey is a bullied teen from a broken home, until one day she loses control of her emotions and her special abilities appear. She gains super strength she can’t always control and unnatural healing abilities. Jameson Brown is just a young man with an addiction and no purpose, until he meets his first demon. Sheila and Star are both survivors of demon attacks. These four random citizens—troubled outcasts—meet with one common goal, to purge the monsters from their city.
Funded by Pryce, a former government scientist, they form a demon hunter team known as The Alliance. With the help of some unlikely allies, they must take back their city from Jaysk and the other supernatural elements that plague it.
The Alliance: Bloodlines will be re-released on Amazon in late November with the sequel, Drakon. Stay tuned for Drakon’s upcoming cover reveal.
In June, I created an Indiegogo campaign with the hopes of reaching the minimum amount needed to self-publish my novels with professional formatting and covers. I was overjoyed when friends and fans of my first novel, The Alliance: Bloodlines, rallied together to fund my campaign in just three days! The initial goal of $500 was met and exceeded.
Thanks to the amazingly generous people listed below, I was able to fund the republishing of Bloodlines and prepare the sequel with better quality.
Thank you again for supporting me on this journey! Updates are coming soon!
The Alliance: Bloodlines and Drakon will be published via CreateSpace and available on Amazon later this fall, and a cover reveal will be planned for later this month.
Tisar “T33407” Smith
I know everyone has seen a barrage of Indiegogo campaign posts—I am sincerely sorry for the Indie overload—but I’m proud to say the campaign was fully funded. The campaign has also finished the month long crusade, so now I can make moves towards publication this fall. This also means I have more insight to share with you all via blog posts and Twitter.
First, thank you to all the awesome people who either shared or contributed to my Alliance YA series campaign. I’ll post occasional updates on the campaign page when I have dates for cover reveals and such. I will be keeping my contributors informed on the process because the series is getting a second chance thanks to all of their support. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and excited to share my journey.
Second, I have lots of steps to take before the books are published, but I am excited to get the ball rolling. The two novels are going through editing stages now. I’ll be in communications with the cover designer soon and formatting shouldn’t take too long. I created a plan of action before starting the Indiegogo, and I can share my initial plan for those interested in creating a campaign of their own. Right now my plan is scribbled in a notebook, but I’ll try to get it typed up soon.
Thank you all again, and I’ll try to have an informative post up at the beginning of the week. Stay tuned!