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Help us to create a free audiobook of The Dark Wife, by Sarah Diemer, read by Parsec award Finalist Veronica Giguere!
Help us to create a free audiobook of The Dark Wife, by Sarah Diemer, read by Parsec award Finalist Veronica Giguere!
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The Dark Wife Audiobook

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"Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie.  Now, only a goddess can tell the truth..."

Sarah Diemer's groundbreaking debut novel, The Dark Wife, is a feminist lesbian retelling of the myth of Persephone and Hades for young adults.

I'm Hugh O'Donnell, the editor, producer and host of The Way of the Buffalo podcast.  I'm teaming up with Sarah to help ensure that her labor of love reaches all of those meant to find it.  We already created an audio podcast sample of the first two chapters, produced by Hugh and narrated by Parsec Award-finalist Veronica Giguere of The Secret World Chronicle and The Ballad of Iron Percy.  You can find part one here and part two here.

Now, we'd like to make a full, professional quality audiobook of The Dark Wife, available for free online.  Veronica has graciously agreed to read for the rest of the book, but we need a thousand dollars to cover our production costs.  For this cost, not only will we get more chapters of Veronica's incredible narration, but also licensed music and sound effects.

We have a variety of donation gifts, including Dark Wife theme Glamourkin Pendants, Scents provided by The Misery/Love Co, postcards, ebooks, signed dead-tree books, and more!

Please help us bring The Dark Wife to life, and to the ears of even more people meant to hear it.

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    The Mortal --

    All donors will receive a thank-you email from us as well as live access to a special live Q-and-A session when the audiobook is complete!

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    The Hero --
    A selection of three epub short stories from Sarah Diemer and Hugh O'Donnell, plus The Mortal gift.

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    The Messenger --
    A signed post card of the Dark Wife cover art by Laura Diemer, with a personal message of thanks from Hugh & Sarah, plus The Mortal gift

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    The Poet --
    An ebook of your choice from Sarah Diemer, Elora Bishop, Hugh J. O'Donnell, or Madeline Claire Franklin, plus The Hero gift

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    The Ballad --
    Two ebooks of your choice, from the list of authors above, plus The Hero gift.

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    The Siren-- NEW REWARD!--A signed 2012 Best of The Way of the Buffalo Podcast audio CD, plus The Messenger Gift! Added 03/01/12

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    The Epic Poet --
    Four ebooks of your choice from our list of authors, plus The Hero gift.

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    The Naiad --
    A sample of limited edition The Dark Wife perfume, crafted by the Misery/Love Co, plus The Messenger gift. International orders please add $10 shipping.

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    The Dryad --
    A signed novel from Sarah Diemer, Elora Bishop, or Madeline Franklin, plus The Messenger gift. International orders please add $10 for shipping.

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    The Nymph --

    A limited edition The Dark Wife-themed Glamourkin pendant, plus The Messenger gift. International orders, please add $10.

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    The Muse --

    A guest spot on the Way of the Buffalo Podcast. Must be able to use Skype or appear in Western New York for recording. Includes an interview with Hugh J. O'Donnell. An excellent way to show off your product or service!

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    The Demi-Goddess--NEW REWARD!--A new prize pack including: A limited edition Glamourkin Pendant from The Fable Tribe, a signed novel, a copy of The Best of the Way of the Buffalo 2012 audio CD, and a special mystery prize! Outside of U.S.A and Canada, please add $10 for International Shipping. Added 03/01/12

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    The Herald--NEW REWARD!--An audio narration of your short story of 5,000 words or less by Veronica Giguere. Also, you can have your story played on a special episode of The Way of the Buffalo Podcast! Added 03/03/12

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    The Goddess --

    A massive prize pack including: Two signed print novels, a limited edition Glamourkin Dark Wife pendant, Perfume from the Misery/Love Co, an audio CD sampler of The Way of the Buffalo Podcast, a Dark Wife postcard, and a special surprise gift! International orders, please add $10.

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