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Seasons of Soldark cover reveal

Seasons of Soldark cover reveal

It’s here! The cover for my upcoming collection in all its seasonal steampunk glory:

Designed by the talented people at Deranged Doctor Design, this gorgeous beauty will be launching on Kickstarter on September 5th! You’ll be able to get your hands on this book as a limited edition full-color interior hardcover, with character illustrations, chapter art, and more. The color edition will ONLY be available if you back the Kickstarter, so don’t miss out.

It contains all four of my Seasons of Soldark novellas, giving you four heartwarming seasonal stories to read whenever the mood strikes you. You can read them in any order, and they each standalone, making it a very stress-free read.

About the Kickstarter:

I chose Kickstarter for launching this book in order to make this launch extra-special! The platform allows me to essentially have a very fancy pre-order process, complete with limited edition swag–something I would never be able to do on normal retailers. These stories are very special to me, since realizing cozy fantasy was actually a genre people like, because I love it too. And I want to share these stories with as many people as I can.

Not familiar with Kickstarter? As I said, it’s basically a fancy way of pre-ordering. First, make sure you’re following the campaign on Kickstarter, and then Kickstarter will notify you the moment it launches (Sept 5). If you want to support the project, there are many different tiers of funding, all of which come with some kind of reward. For example, if you pledge $10, you’ll receive a copy of the ebook collection as a reward! Other tiers include paperback editions, and of course the Kickstarter exclusive: a hardcover with full-color interior. I can’t wait to show you the character illustrations, and art that will decorate every single page!

About the Novellas:

Spectacle of the Spring Queen

Mae Wright has always dreamed of opening her own seamstress shop, and when she inherits a premises in the illustrious city of Soldark, she thinks her dreams have come true. But misfortune strikes the moment she steps foot in the city, when she loses her money and her things after saving her dog from falling into the port. With the help of a local theater and its mysterious director, she’ll need to get back on her feet–but will her dreams of becoming a seamstress be the same after finding a new life in the theater? 

The Mechanical Masquerade

Verity Pennington has always wanted to attend the Midsummer Masquerade ball held by the elite society in Soldark. And when her best friend tells her she’s moving, and it’s their last chance to get in, Verity must tap into her creative side to pull off a mask that will allow her entrance. When a thief steals valuable clock plans from her father’s shop, and Verity knows he’s going to be at the ball, getting in isn’t just a fanciful idea anymore, but a daring escapade.

All Hallows Airship

After a childhood illness, Caz Coppersdown is finally heading out of Soldark on her own, though she doesn’t consider her great aunt’s estate anything exciting. She’s more interested in tracking down a big news story that’ll get her published in the Soldark Times, but her aunt’s All Hallows soiree doesn’t seem too newsworthy. That is, until a catastrophic blast in town points fingers at innocent people. She’ll need to dig for facts quickly, because the constables are calling..

The Clockwork Ice Dragon

Aurelia Sundon finally has a chance to get into the illustrious Inventor’s Guild. The only problem? The deadline for submitting her invention is Christmas Day. She thinks she’ll be able to swing it, until her ex-boyfriend shows her his competing invention, which has gone out of control and is covering the city in snow. As she decides whether to help him, the snow is getting deeper, and the clock is ticking…

Ok, one more time: Follow the campaign here!!

Announcing: Special Edition Soldark Kickstarter

Announcing: Special Edition Soldark Kickstarter

I am excited to announce I’m planning a Kickstarter for a special edition hardcover of the Soldark novellas–all in one gorgeous, color interior book!

Check it out on Kickstarter, and click “Notify me on Launch”!
(Cover sneak peek image for illustrative purposes only, not the real deal!)

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, where creators can launch a campaign centered around funding a particular project.

Backers, people who pledge money to back the campaign, will usually be rewarded with…well… rewards! Campaigns often have different tiers of support, such as- pledge $5, and you’ll be rewarded with a copy of an ebook. Pledge $100 and you’ll probably get tons of shiny rewards. Each amount will have it’s own list of goodies. (And if a campaign doesn’t meet its funding goal, none of the pledges are charged, and there are no rewards to be had–but if it does, you don’t pay anything until the campaign ends.)

Kickstarter has long funded creative projects, and I’ve backed campaigns on there since 2013! I never really thought I would run my own, until it really started blowing up as a place to fund/create SPECIAL EDITIONS of books.

The Seasons of Soldark Novellas are getting bundled up into one omnibus collection, with a gorgeous new cover by Deranged Doctor Design. There will be super special character art by an illustrator, and there is also a FANTASTIC reward item that I can’t talk about yet. More on that to be revealed soon. There will be hardcovers, and they will have color interiors! (There will also be color interior paperbacks!)

This is an edition that you will ONLY be able to get from backing the Kickstarter.

So what do you do?

I would love it if you checked out the page on Kickstarter, and followed the campaign! (click “Notify me on Launch”) The campaign will launch late summer/early fall, the exact date TBD.