Volcanoes, the 3rd installment in the Grace Murphy series goes to print and pre-sale!
Thank you to all who kicked in for our Kickstarter! Here is the outtake video as a thank you for getting us over $2000!
Be sure to scroll all the way down for a preview of the Volcanoes book cover!
UPDATE #4!!(HOLY MACKEREL!)
MORE?! REALLY?! YOU GUYS LOVE ME AND GRACE *THAT* MUCH? I am humbled!
Well, okay. If by some miraculous force of generosity, you all PLEDGE this Kickstarter to $5000, EVERYONE GETS AN ADDITIONAL FREE eBOOK! I will release the never before published novella: Hopeless (A Huntress Novella), the darkly tragic three hundred year old story of the events that lead to Huntress. So --- Remember to join The Hunters and get the word out!
Just over a year ago, I embarked on a journey to follow my dream and put the story of Grace Murphy into people's hands. I have been blessed to have received such a positive response to the first two novels, and now I can't wait to get these babies on PAPER! Volcanoes is the third chapter in Grace's new life and really, I couldn't be more excited to share it!
Eventually, every writer is posed with a question: Seek a publisher or be happy being independent?
I want to stay independent. I think that traditionally published authors are amazing and I appreciate all of the hard work they put into their books. But I don't want to go that route. I like being able to deliver new, quality stories to you on my schedule. I love that I get to choose my editor and cover art. I love being able to interact with readers on a daily basis! Everything about being independent speaks to me as a writer.
The problem is one of exposure. Without a huge publishing house behind me, it's nearly impossible to get the exposure needed to publish and sell books on a scale that could be considered "successful." That in mind, I've put together a plan to get my books not just on eReaders, but also bookstores across the country by this time next year. The first step, is drumming up support and getting these books in print through this Kickstarter. Then it's onward to store shelves! It will take lots of hard work on my part and I'm ready for it, but I need your support behind me.
So, for your patronage to this Kickstarter, you're not only pre-buying the novel Volcanoes, but you'll be telling the world: "I support independent author's books, digitally or printed."
As always, I appreciate your support of not only myself, but indie authors everywhere!
About Grace Murphy:
Nicole Hamlett's Grace Murphy novels are a beloved Urban Fantasy series featuring a heroine who is real, raw and whiny. Grace, who just happens to stumble (quite literally) across her heritage, finds that she is part Greek Goddess with some crazy super powers. The first two novels, Huntress and Rifts follow her journey from bored single mom of a teenage boy to a woman struggling to adjust to her new super-self while trying to save the world at the same time.
The BLISTERING third installment, Volcanoes erupts into online stores August 6th, but YOU can get a DRM FREE eReader copy (MOBI or EPUB) (AND MORE!) TWO weeks before everyone else by PLEDGING at least $5 in this Kickstarter. Be sure to check out the sidebar on the right for some other AWESOME incentives! (Including an option to get your copy of an exclusive, limited run PRINT edition of Volcanoes!)
What's in it for the Backers?
Well, aside from Nicole's undying gratitude (Hey! Don't knock it... she makes AMAZING cookies if she's grateful enough...) you'll see that we've setup some really fantastic rewards to right over here ------------------------------------------------>
Some of the things you could choose from include:
- A custom Grace Murphy eReader case for your Kindle, iPad or Nook! (In your choice of Huntress or Volcanoes!)
- A digital ART BOOK illustrating the journey to all THREE Grace Murphy novel covers!
- The chance for you to be written in as a Hero or Villain in an upcoming Grace Murphy novel!
- Exclusive to this Kickstarter posters!
- A really trashy... and we mean TRASHY printed unpublished manuscript of one of Grace Murphy's romance novels!
- And more! (Really, check out that SIDEBAR!)
What will my PLEDGE be used for?
Your contributions will go to a few different things, including:
- Publishing and production costs
- Marketing and promotional costs
- Production of promotional materials
What else do I need to know?
- This Kickstarter will be available for PLEDGES July 1 through July 20th.
- If successful, your generous PLEDGES will be charged to your designated account on July 20th.
- REMEMBER! You won't be charged ANYTHING unless we reach our goal of $1000 by July 20th.
- Aside from the advance copy of Volcanoes, all rewards will be delivered within 6 to 8 weeks of the close of this Kickstarter. Collaboration rewards will begin within 6 to 8 weeks. Actually delivery of stories depend on the creative process.
About Nicole Hamlett:
Nicole Hamlett is an independent novelist from Colorado Springs, and mother of a teenage son. Her Grace Murphy Novels have moved more than 26,000 digital copies worldwide and she is about to embark on the next chapter in her publishing endeavor: PRINTED BOOKS! She is an avid geek and gamer, and can frequently be caught enjoying indie alternative music.
Make sure to come back frequently to watch as we reveal the SPECTACULAR cover to Volcanoes:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
For a pledge of $5 or more you'll receive a special DRM-free presale copy of Volcanoes TWO WEEKS before anyone else. ================================= PLUS, a specially designed desktop wallpaper, featuring the spectacular cover art for Volcanoes in 3 resolutions! (Cover to be revealed during the Kickstarter.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
For a pledge of $10, you'll receive the full length Mp3 of the song "Huntress" inspired by the Grace Murphy Novels! (Featured in the Kickstarter video.) ================================= PLUS, you'll also be listed on NicoleHamlett.com as a supporter! ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tier!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
By pledging this tier, you'll get a printed but yet unpublished trashy romance novella manuscript, "Pirate of my Heart" written by Grace Murphy. BTW, when we say trashy? We mean it! This thing is ridiculous! ================================= PLUS, a signed color poster of the Volcanoes cover art! ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
By contributing at this tier, you'll receive a reusable canvas Volcanoes tote bag - EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter! ================================= PLUS, you'll also receive an actual signed photo print of the *real* Grace Murphy in the flesh! ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
If you kick in $100, you'll receive an exclusive, signed, Kickstarter Edition of Volcanoes in paperback form! These copies will not be available outside this Kickstarter project! ================================= PLUS, you'll also receive a digital art eBook, illustrating the evolution of all three Grace Murphy novel covers! ================================= PLUS,your name will also be listed in a future book as a supporter! ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or moreYou selected
What can I get for $150 you ask? Well, you'll not only get the printed Kickstarter Edition of Volcanoes, but also the exclusive printed Kickstarter Editions of both the previous novels, Huntress & Rifts! You can collect all three! ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
At the $250 level, you'll be the proud owner of a Limited Edition custom eReader case in your choice of Grace Murphy cover art! ================================= PLUS, YOUR VERY OWN NANITES! Just like Grace Murphy! (Well almost. Since Grace lives in a fiction world you'll actually get tiny super strong magnets that LOOK like nanites, that you can sculpt and play with! ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
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With a pledge of $275, you'll get an EXCLUSIVE invitation to hang out with Nicole Hamlett on Goolgle+, during which she will chat with you, read to you, share music or favorite recipes with you, and let you in on a little secret. (Not included in other tiers unless specifically indicated.) ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
By contributing generously at $500 you'll have the opportunity to help Nicole develop a short story based in the Grace Murphy world. You'll get to help develop the villains and the plot! ================================= PLUS, a PERSONALIZED copy of this story will be professionally printed, bound and shipped to you, and the story will forever become part of the canon and history of the Grace Murphy universe! (A signed release form will be required to participate in this reward) ================================= PLUS, everything from the previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
Should you decide to fund this Kickstarter all by yourself, the next book in the Grace Murphy series will be dedicated to you, and you will be spotlighted in the acknowledgements of any edition of that book! (After all, you completely funded this Kickstarter in one epic act of support!) ================================= PLUS, if that weren't enough! Nicole will write you into an upcoming Grace Murphy Novel. Want to be a Hero or a Villain? This is your chance! (A signed release form will be required to participate in this reward) ================================= AND OF COURSE: The rewards in this Kickstarter? Yeah, you get all of em!Estimated delivery:
- (19 days)