Crowdfunding MIRROR OF ASHES: Prettify This Book!

Remember how, two years ago, I asked you for help paying my friend Desiree “Desz” Kern to paint a kickass cover for The Transmigration of Cora Riley and how you not only raised the $2000 I asked for but an extra $500 besides?

That was super cool of you.

Then, remember how, last year, I asked you for help paying Desz for the Sword of Souls cover?

Of course you don’t. Because I paid for it myself out of pocket and it was freaking disastrous. So dumb.

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Thus humbled, I’m returning, cap in hand, to seek your help paying Desz to prettify the cover of the newest Forgotten Relics book. More than that, though, I want to give you the chance to participate in bringing something beautiful to life.

So! Here’s the campaign basics. Think of it like a party invitation.

Crowdfunding the Mirror of Ashes cover

April 1st – 30th

How much
$1,650 USD

(and all your friends)
(and me and Desz)


“How come you’re not using Kickstarter or IndieGoGo or” I hear you ask.

Because I want you to have flexibility with your donations and less overwhelming options. I also sort of hate the strict perk-to-payment setup the big guns use (and their fees) and am enamored of Pay What You Can systems. After a week of flopsweating the pros and cons of both, I engineered something in between. Because that’s how I roll.

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How It Works

The campaign’s hosted on my site and uses PayPal to take donations so you can pay with your balance, bank account, or credit card.

There are five levels of participation, each with a different bundle of swag. But instead of a fixed price for each one, there’s a range so you can choose how much you want to give for your desired goodies.

When you decide which level you like, click “donate” to go to PayPal where you’ll input the amount you’re comfortable with and confirm. Then voila! Your swag will be sent as soon as possible (ie: past books right away, MOA material in June) even if we don’t fully fund.

BONUS: All levels include your name in the acknowledgements section of Mirror of Ashes on publication.

And so, without further ado, I unleash you upon the campaign to do the generous, loving, incredible work that you do so very well!

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The Pre-Order
Digital copy of Mirror of Ashes – that’s all!
The Newbie
Mirror of Ashes postcard from me
AND the (digital) series so far:
+ Inkchanger
+ The Transmigration of Cora Riley
+ The Sword of Souls
+ The Mirror of Ashes
+ Confidential: 12 Unredacted Reports of the SCD
The Fan
Mirror of Ashes (digital)
Confidential (digital)
Cora Riley EP (digital)
Cover art postcard
Sneak peek at next book when it’s ready
The Superfan
Mirror of Ashes, digital and signed paperback
Confidential (digital)
Cora Riley EP (digital)
Cover art postcard
Sneak peek at next book
Signed copy of a Mirror of Ashes chapter
PDF of my Mirror of Ashes production diary
The Character
$500+ (limit 2)
Everything in the Superfan level, PLUS I’ll base a character off you in the next book, and Desz will draw a custom portrait of your Forgotten Relics self!

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+  Support an urban fantasy author supporting a fantasy artist – let’s get MIRROR OF ASHES the cover it deserves.

+  There are 1650 ways to make MIRROR OF ASHES an amazing success! How many will you choose?

Thank you so much, my darlings. You’re incredible humans, and I’m honoured to know that you’ve got my back.

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