In 2023, I published a SciFi novel, an epic fantasy story,
and ran two Kickstarter campaigns for special illustrated hardback editions of two
books. Also, I created and polished digital art images for print-on-demand.
I published two novels in different genres and series.
The fates of six people are at stake.
Karrik Kenton Tallis, Third of the Flaming Comets, endures
a miserable existence in a hospice on his home planet. Unable to walk or speak
more than a single word, he misses his older brothers and is unaware of their
sacrifice to ensure his care. He cherishes a faint hope of recovering his
Karrik’s life improves when his brothers return to Rishalt
with their human companions. Alarik, First of the Triad, is escorting Phoebe
Wong with her brother and a mysterious alien object for an audience with Prime
Jadel. The middle brother, Baswin, is traveling home with Holly and Rosie Moon.
The Moon sisters are enrolled in an experimental
program to train human psychics to navigate in hyperspace and relieve Earth’s
governments of their onerous reliance on Warrish tripilots. Rosie, a psychic
healer, desires to help Karrik despite the conflict with her duty to humanity.
But the water world of Rishalt holds many hazards, both
above and beneath the waves. Can the alien treasure help the three brothers to
conquer the challenges and unite with their chosen partners? Read the
scintillating story of the Flaming Comet brothers to learn the answers.
Bridget Bramble hopes
to make a home with the elf, Windswift, in the peaceful land of Oakenwald. But,
her hopes for a peaceful life are crushed when news arrives of a fleet of enemy
ships threatening the southern shores. The enemy’s pincers are closing about
the enchanted land. Once a humble herbwife and button maker, Bridget and her
elf partner are recruited into a perilous mission to scout the roads to the
southern port. The perils increase as they travel farther from the elf queen’s
domain. Will Bridget’s handful of spells and Windswift’s keen sword be
sufficient to defeat the invaders and ensure the safety of the warded land?
This year, I ventured into Kickstarter and ran two low-key, yet successful campaigns for illustrated hardbacks of different books. My third campaign is at the pre-launch stage.
1) In May, I ran a Kickstarter campaign
to create a Special Illustrated Edition of Super Starrella. The campaign
reached the funding goal, enabling me to make the special edition in eBook,
Paperback and Hardback formats. Each format includes a special chapter image
and 7 color illustrations of characters or scenes from the story. This Special
Illustrated Edition of Super Starrella is only available in my WebStore at https://payhip.com/b/Bnh4g.
In September and October, I ran a Kickstarter campaign
to create a Special Illustrated Edition of the Oakenwald Duology. The Oakenwald
Duology comprises the first two books in my new epic fantasy series, the Oakenwald
Chronicles (Bridget Bramble and the Dragon Ship and Bridget Bramble and the Wandering Elf). The special edition includes custom chapter headers and
21 color illustrations of characters or scenes from the story. The Special
Illustrated Oakenwald Duology is only available in my WebStore at https://payhip.com/b/cYhDJ.
3) My next Kickstart campaign is in pre-launch. I propose to create an Art Book with 100 pictures of Whimsical Creatures. If you love dragons, unicorns, and fairies, follow my project at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/auroraspringer/whimsical-creatures-an-art-book-of-fantastic-animals
To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the
Dragon, I plan to launch the campaign in the middle of January and run through February.
Find Aurora’s Whimsical
Art at her Fine Art Store: https://www.playfulgallery.com/digital-art
Top-quality prints with or without frames, and selected merchandise.
Or at her RedBubble
shop for a wider variety of merchandise:
All my books are available in paperback. Check individual titles on my Catalogue.
More than half of my stories are available as Audiobooks.
(See my Catalogue)
My books are available at a discount in my virtual store (https://payhip.com/AuroraSpringerNovels).