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A book launch is a "go big or go home" event. Curse Bearer is a wonder-filled fantasy adventure that deserves a magical launch.
A book launch is a "go big or go home" event. Curse Bearer is a wonder-filled fantasy adventure that deserves a magical launch.
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Curse Bearer, a fantasy novel by Rebecca P Minor

An oppressor's assault, a father's terminal illness, and elder knight's enigmatic warning...could a single thread interweave them all?

Synopsis

When Danae Baledric, alchemist’s apprentice, undertakes a journey to find a cure for a degenerative malady that’s killing her father, her search uncovers a series of life-altering revelations. Her father’s illness is part of a plot to enslave him. In addition, the forces of Darkness hunt Danae, intent upon collecting a debt she owes for drawing upon magical power whose cost she’s never understood. A commitment to a life of service to her Creator offers both deliverance from this debt and the power to intervene on her father’s behalf. But something bars Danae from claiming redemption—her insistence she must achieve her goals in her own strength. 

It’s an epic tale of curses and miracles, where headstrong ignorance creates bondage, and the desire to serve offers freedom.

Launch Curse Bearer is a collective effort to make sure Rebecca P Minor's new fantasy novel gets its absolute best chance at standing out in the fiction marketplace. By backing this project, you play an integral part in building the marketing budget for the book. This will include targeted advertising campaigns (such as Google AdWords, for example) as well as signing and book launch events. (The biggest of these being a release event for backers and the press at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.) I also need to mitigate the cost of the cover art for the book, because I believe adamantly that artists deserve to be paid for their talent. After all, a great cover is great advertising, since people do judge a book by its cover.

The difference between books that succeed and books that linger unnoticed is mostly marketing. Won't you partner with this beautiful work of imagination so it gets into the hands of as many readers as possible? The novel has been five years in the making, the time is here for Curse Bearer to bring its tale of self-sacrifice, bravery, and unswerving dedication to readers everywhere. 

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Want a taste of the story? Take a peek at the first chapter:

http://www.rebeccapminor.com/p/curse-bearer-chapter-1-sample.html

Here's an example of one of the graphics you can choose for a "Backer" t-shirt: The Phoenix Talisman of the Knights of the Elgadrim
Here's an example of one of the graphics you can choose for a "Backer" t-shirt: The Phoenix Talisman of the Knights of the Elgadrim
Another example of what a "full tone" drawing looks like, should you back at a level that you can get one
Another example of what a "full tone" drawing looks like, should you back at a level that you can get one

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    An e-book copy of Rebecca P Minor's whimsical short story "Wish Wary," the tale of a unicorn weary of granting humans' painfully predictable requests. Plus a signed thank you postcard.

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    *NEW* Supporter Level: An ebook bundle of Rebecca P Minor works: The Windrider Saga, Book I: Divine Summons, and Book II: A Greater Strength, delivered to your device. Also, Wish Wary, the short story available in e-formats. Plus, a thank you postcard.

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    A print of a character sketch, created by the author. Character choices: Danae, Culduin, Praesidio, Mizzletorp, or Drex of Cray. A copy of the Wish Wary ebook, plus a thank you postcard.

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    A signed, full color poster of the Curse Bearer cover, the Wish Wary ebook, plus a thank you postcard.

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    A special "Backer" t-shirt with your choice of emblem: a Phoenix Talisman of the Elgadrim Knighthood or The Tree of Creo. A copy of the Wish Wary ebook, plus a thank you postcard.

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    A signed copy of the Curse Bearer paperback edition, plus your name on an acknowledgement page in the novel.

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    **NEW!** Acolyte level. A canvas tote bag embroidered on the side panel with your choice of The Tree of Creo or The Phoenix emblem of the Elgadrim. Perfect for books, trips out-and-about, shopping, even pet supplies. Because who can't use another awesome bag?
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    Acolyte Level: An ebook bundle of Rebecca P Minor works: The Windrider Saga, Book I: Divine Summons, and Book II: A Greater Strength, delivered to your device. Also, Wish Wary, the short story available in e-formats. A signed copy of the Curse Bearer paperback edition and a special "Backer" t-shirt with your choice of emblem: a Phoenix Talisman of the Elgadrim Knighthood or The Tree of Creo, plus your name on an acknowledgement page in the novel.

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    An art bundle of all the sketches from Curse Bearer and a full color poster, as mentioned above. You also recieve a signed copy of the paperback edition, plus your name on an acknowledgement page in the novel.

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    A t-shirt, an art bundle as above, and a signed copy of the paperback edition of the book, plus your name on an acknowledgement page in the novel.

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    You get to BE THERE!
    A ticket to the release party to be held on Sunday, October 14th at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, a signed copy of the paperback edition of Curse Bearer plus, plus your name on an acknowledgement page in the novel.

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    Comrade-in-Arms Level:
    A fabulous fiction bundle, containing a signed copy of The Windrider Saga (A print compilation of the first two Windrider serial fiction novellas), a signed paperback edition of Curse Bearer, an e-copy of the short story, "Wish Wary," and an exclusive, never-before-released ecopy of "Delquessa's Lament." This novelette interweaves the early histories of humans, elves, and dragon-kin. Plus your name on an acknowledgement page in the novel.

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    Two tickets (one for you and one for a friend) to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire release party and two signed copies of Curse Bearer. Plus your name on an acknowledgement page in the novel.
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    Patron Level: Immortality! You get to determine a name that I'll use in one of the subsequent books in the series.
    Plus a signed copy of the Curse Bearer paperback edition, the art bundle, the fabulous fiction bundle and your name on an acknowledgement page of the novel.

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    Elgadrim Knight Level:
    Original story art! You choose the scene, the character, the moment you like best from Curse Bearer (or any other Rebecca P Minor work of fiction) and I will do a full tone drawing of that scene or character. You get the signed original. Plus a signed copy of the paperback edition and your name on an acknowledgement page.

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    4 tickets to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire release party, 4 signed paperback copies of Curse Bearer, and of course, your name on an acknowledgement page of the novel.

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    The biggie. A series of 3 original, one of a kind, full tone pencil drawings. You choose the subjects--the only restriction is that they should be fantasy art. Dragons? Fairies? You name it. Plus, a ticket to the PA Renaissance Faire release party, and of course, a signed copy of Curse Bearer and your name on an acknowledgements page of the novel.

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    Miracle Worker Level: The biggie. A series of 3 original, one of a kind, full tone pencil drawings. You choose the subjects--the only restriction is that they should be fantasy art. Dragons? Fairies? You name it. Plus, the fiction bundle, the "Backer" t-shirt, a signed copy of Curse Bearer, and your name on the acknowledgements page of the novel.

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