The Kickstarter campaign for my first novel, Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device, has launched and it’s off to a great start. It’s been the No. 1 publishing project on the site for much of the first week and was named a “Project We Love” by the Kickstarter staff.
And to let you know how busy I’ve been with it…this is the first chance I’ve gotten to write about the campaign on my own website!
Through the campaign, which ends August 11th, you can buy an ebook or paperback of the novel, as well as posters, bookmarks, copies of Weird Tales Magazine, and a chance to be a character in the novel (sorry, they’re all taken now). We already hit the first stretch goal, which means everyone in the U.S. who buys the paperback in any reward level also gets a 6-by-9-inch postcard of the Map of Pandemonium. (International backers get an ebook bundle). Other stretch goals include illustrations and an audiobook.
Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device (cover by Ed Watson to the right) is the first in a series of short novels following an egotistical, drug-addicted zombie detective and his homunculus sidekick as they solve mysteries in a hellish alternate New York City (known as Pandemonium).
The Dead Jack stories are a mix of “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Big Trouble in Little China,” and “The Maltese Falcon.”
The first book follows Jack and Oswald across Pandemonium as they battle gangster leprechauns, ghost pirates, goblins, demons and the lunatic Duke of Pandemonium with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
But wait! There’s more!
As a gift to my loyal fans, I made the first Dead Jack short story free.
You can download Dead Jack and the Amorous Ogre at Smashwords. (You don’t need to have an account or to sign in.)
It’s available in epub (Nook), mobi (Kindle), PDF and a few other formats.
The ebook also contains the first chapter of Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device.