Take a journey through an England tinged by magic and horror, where a class reunion can turn deadly and a found egg can hatch wonder.
Up-and-coming British short-story author Stevie Carroll makes a solo debut with A Series of Ordinary Adventures. Help us get ready for the print run by pre-ordering the novel, and possibly getting yourself some fabulous bonuses in the process.
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Peer down forgotten passageways and soar above the streets of a London-that-isn't with a collection of unforgettable stories in this startlingly, romantic, and quietly disturbing solo debut. From vacationers in the Mediterranean who encounter something rather more lively than they expected in a ruined palace to a group of friends who have to make amends for a terrifying incident in high school, you'll find adventure, magic, and more contained within these pages.
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All rewards include domestic shipping in the US. If you live outside the US - and yes, this includes Canada and Mexico - please add $10 to your pledge for international shipping. If you do not add these funds, we will contact you after the completion of the project's run to make arrangements; otherwise, we will, unfortunately, be forced to cancel your pledge and refund your money - we're sorry to have to do this, but international shipping on books is expensive!
Because it's a great way to get extra goodies into the hands of eager fans!
The print edition will happen no matter what. Kickstarter is simply a fantastic way for us to get pre-orders and to offer some bonuses to people who are willing to get in on the ground floor with this awesome novel. It's the cheapest way for you to get both a digital and a print copy of the novel, and it'll get you access to stories, custom inscriptions, and goodies that may not be available elsewhere for some time - or ever!
Think of it as pre-orders on steroids.
We're using this as a way to take pre-orders for the print copy of the book, so we've started rewards at the cost of the print book - but with free shipping, instead of you having to pay for shipping, like you would if you ordered directly from our website or on Amazon. Don't worry, though - you'll be able to get a digital-only copy of the novel through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the iBookstore, or directly from www.candlemarkandgleam.com when the book officially launches on May 22!
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Apr 23, 2012 - May 15, 2012
Pledge $20 or more
DAYDREAMER: You'll receive a first-edition trade paperback of A Series of Ordinary Adventures by Stevie Carroll, along with a digital copy of the novel. International backers, please add $10 (total of $30).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
WANDERER: You'll receive a first-edition trade paperback of A Series of Ordinary Adventures by Stevie Carroll, with a custom bookplate inscribed to you by the author. You'll also get a digital copy of the novel. International backers, please add $10 (total of $35).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $35 or more
ADVENTURER: You'll receive everything in the WANDERER tier, plus PDFs of two exclusive short stories that tie into a story in the collection, "The Woman Who Hatched a Fairy's Egg." International backers, please add $10 (total of $45).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $45 or more
SOJOURNER: You'll receive everything in the ADVENTURER tier, plus a glossy poster of a tower that inspired the author while writing, with art by the author. International backers, please add $10 (total of $55).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $55 or more
EGG-HATCHER: You'll receive everything in the SOJOURNER tier, plus a photo collage poster of images that inspired the author while writing. International backers, please add $10 (total of $65).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
CONJURER: You'll receive a hardcover copy of A Series of Ordinary Adventures with a custom bookplate inscribed by the author, as well as a digital copy of the book, the exclusive Egg stories, and the posters that inspired the author.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $125 or more
MAGICIAN: You'll receive everything in the CONJURER tier, plus a photo book filled with images captured by the author as inspiration while writing, with notes.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012