Saturday, August 11, 2012

Help fund The Dark Matter Chronicles Book I: Dark Rising

Self-publishing is not as easy as it sounds, and launching a book is even harder still. This is especially true when your book is an epic sci-fi journey across space, with alien worlds, nanotechnology, and even a little magic to boot. You need some kick-ass cover art, some buzz, and an engaging website, too.

It's the challenge that my fellow sci-fi author M.X. Kremzen faces with the launch of her much-anticipated series, The Dark Matter Chronicles. The first book, titled Dark Rising, will be out soon. But in order to truly make a splash, she needs your help! (And your hard-earned cash). Kremzen is raising money to help with the cover art, website design, and to fund a small print-run of the book. To get involved, just visit her campaign page on Indiegogo, sign up with an account, then donate. Depending on how much you contribute, you can even get a signed copy of the paperback edition!

If you don't believe me, just check out the back cover blurb for the novel:

The ancient and powerful Arcana have fallen. The knowledge they recorded was lost. The artifacts they gathered from civilizations throughout the universe have been destroyed. Their ability to harness the powers of dark matter couldn’t save them. Many are dead. The rest are scattered. And the vengeful defector who brought them down has begun his hunt for the remaining survivors.

When sixteen-year-old Alexander Auxpery learns he’s an Arcana, the hunt is already underway. All his gadgets, books, and plans to runaway have to be put aside. And when James, the young alien instructed to take him to safety lapses him into the heart of enemy territory to settle a personal score, Alexander has no choice but to accept the responsibilities placed on him. That includes learning to wield his new-found dark matter abilities, even though he’d rather not. But nothing is as simple as it seems. Secrets have been kept. A truth has been hidden for thousands of years. If Alexander doesn’t learn who and what he actually is in time, it’s not just his life he’ll lose. Entire worlds will die with him.

To read the Prologue, click here.

Now what are you waiting for? Drop whatever you're doing, and donate!!

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