My name is Jeremiah Outlaw. I am a writer, podcaster and video game streamer who has worked in literature and Graphic Designing, and I am excited to share with you my new book series, Cross Roads.
Cross Roads is set to be a urban fantasy/science fiction web novel that consists the theme of “magical girls.” This is inspired by many anime shows like Sailor Moon and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The whole entire trope of the magical girl will not be focused like any other type of cartoon show that consists of them.
Once in every generation, five females are chosen from The Crux Nexus by the heavens. They are pretty much considered to be an elite squad known as “The Crucis Sentinels” which consists of five; Alpha Crucis (Selena Logan), Beta Crucis (Erika Meridian), Gamma Crucis (Chelsea Hayabusa), Delta Crucis (Cherie Konana), and Epsilon Crucis (Blair Hayabusa). These five women are chosen at a young age by the stars and the heavens to represent them in desperate times. Being a part of The Crux Nexus entirely is not a job or lifestyle, it is a calling.
However, this is a deconstruction of this particular theme. What makes them popular and what makes them important in their own life. Pretty much, I will not be focusing on the glitz and glamour of a magical girl/superhero, but more behind the scenes and how it affects the people around them.
There will be times where they will face super villains. Even then, those kinds of tropes will be deconstructed. Many magical girl/super-heroine cartoon shows rely on clichés. Cross Roads will be stripped bare of all of them. Cross Roads will be the trade as something as gritty and realistic. It will be set at a present day with an alternate timeline.
I am self-publishing my first novel of the series named “The Monsters Among us”, and with this Kickstarter, I am looking for your help to get my book into stores and libraries. I will also use the money for book advertising like creating a full functioning website. Right now, all of the books are on Wattpad, and I want to take my work in put it in to bookstores.
This will be a flexible paperback book, 6″x 9″, about 206 pages long, and in black and white.
The rewards I have came up with are pretty straight forward. You Pledge $10 or more called “First Gate – Elementarium” reward, you’ll receive a copy of my novel in the form of an e-book. Pledge $20 or more for the “Second Gate – Secundarium” rewards, you’ll receive an e-book and an autographed Paperback Edition of my work. And finally, Pledge $50 or more for the “Third Gate – Maioris” reward, upgrade from the previous tier award. You’ll receive an e-book and an autographed Hardback Kickstarter Edition of my work.
I even came up with some stretch goals for everyone who will be a backer. If I reach the $2000 mark, I will create an 8′ x 10′ poster of the cover. If I reach the $3000 mark, I will create a custom-made version of playing cards. If I reached the $5000 mark, well… You are going to be very surprised!
This has been an 18-year journey of both ups and downs. Regardless, of this not being able to get funded, which there is a huge possibility, I am grateful of what I have accomplished. Thank you for taking the chance to take a look at my project. And God Bless…
The book is already done and finished. The only risk I can think of is if for some reason my computer blows up, but I doubt it. XD
I’ll keep you posted with regular updates about the progress of finishing the book. The only potential risk for this project would be unexpected delays in printing or shipping, which I have allowed some extra time for in my estimated delivery dates.