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Kickstarter Blast: The White Sails Series by Emma Lombard


The White Sails Series: Special Hardback Omnibus by Emma Lombard

     If Bridgerton and Pirates of the Caribbean had a love child.

     Are you a fan of sweeping romantic adventures?
     Do you fall for tall, brooding Naval Officers?
     Love a feisty female lead who makes you yell aloud?

     Then hop aboard Emma Lombard's hardback Collector's Edition of The White Sails Series, and batten down the hatches!


     But Why?

     Well, firstly, let me tell you what my Kickstarter campaign isn't. It isn't a plea for donations, it's not a beg for money, and it's not just another retailer.

     Okay, so what is it then?

     Kickstarter is a wonderful way for me to give more to my fans.

     It allows fans access to a special collector's edition that is not (and will never be) available from online retailers.

     It allows fans to have each and every copy personalised, which is just not doable on retailers.

     It also allows fans a more intimate view of the story behind my series.

     And best of all, it allows fans to get involved in my next series, whether through an exclusive sneak peek of the first draft or even having a character named after them.

     Oh, and did I mention there's an opportunity to win the original oil painting of the cover?

     Where else in the world do you get all this extra cool stuff thrown in just because you bought a book?

What's in it for you, Emma?

     Without wanting to sound too cheesy, I'm beside myself to put such a pretty book out in the world. I'm mean, just look at that dreamy sunset! I'm not going to lie, I love a chunky book. This collector's edition fulfils my ultimate author dream—to be able to hold (and smell) a weighty tome. I'm not the only one—I've had folks walk up to my books at the market and pick them up just to smell them! My kind of peeps!

     I know it's taboo to talk about money, but the pledges received for this campaign will help me recoup some of the upfront expenses that I have already laid out, like editing, book cover design, audiobook narration, and it will give me the momentum I need to invest in those same services for my next series, The Gold Hills Series.

     You'll be helping keep the indie publishing ecosphere turning, which in turn lets me keep creating more stories.

So, what's The White Sails Series about?

     One of my readers described it best: If Bridgerton and Pirates of the Caribbean had a love child.

     The idea for this series was born from a tiny nugget of family gossip that my grandmother shared with me. She told me how my 3x great grandmother left her well-to-do family in England to elope with an English sea captain, and live aboard his ship with him.

     I took the basic concept of this story and had a blast creating an entirely fictitious imagining of what it might have been like for a woman to live aboard a ship in those days. Quite ironic considering that I get terribly sea-sick myself.

Curious? Never seen what a Kickstarter campaign looks like?

    Just looking: Take an exclusive pre-launch look at Emma's campaign to see it in detail, click HERE.

     Note: clicking on this link will not sign you up to anything, it's simply an exclusive behind-the-scenes look.

     To follow the campaign: Open the campaign, and click 'Notify me on launch' button at the top of the page

     Note: this will not commit you to any pledges, it's how you will be able to have ring-side seats to watch the campaign play out.

Giveaway

     Batten down the hatches, m’lovelies, for a chance to win an exclusive, personalised, hardcover Collector’s Edition of The White Sails Series: Fill out the entry form HERE.

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