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By Stacey Jay
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About this project

Be there when the ogre dung hits the fan in part two of this fast-paced, ship-worthy fantasy series.

I never intended PRINCESS OF THORNS to be a stand alone novel. There are so many horrible wonderful exciting awful things getting ready to happen to our heroes and heroines--ogres coming from across the Winter Sea to take back the city, an evil father plotting to kill the lone son to escape his curse, a sister trying to free her brothers from their feathers, while finding true love along the way... 

And of course ROMANCE and FIGHTING and MAGIC and some unexpected twists and turns. Basically, I am so into Aurora and Niklaas and I would love to write you another story about their continuing adventures. I hope we can make that happen together!

WHY NOT SELL THE SEQUEL TO A PUBLISHER?
To be blunt, my sales have not been strong enough for a traditional publisher to take a chance on a sequel. But where they need to sell tens of thousands of books to consider a book a success, with self-publishing, I only need about 1000 excited readers to give this project the go ahead. I simply want to cover my expenses writing books I love for excited readers like you. 

LET'S TALK MONEY: Why 10,500 you ask? 5% will go to cover the Kickstarter funding fee, then 2-3 thousand will go to cover editorial expenses and cover design. The remaining 7 thousand will be enough to cover mortgage, groceries, and gas for my family during the three months it will take me to write the book. This number is still less than half of what I was paid to write PRINCESS for my former publisher. But I'm not trying get rich. I just want to be able to finish this story, a story I love, and continue to write Young Adult stories for you.

WHY $10 FOR AN EBOOK WOMAN?: I won't be charging $10 for the ebook when it releases. I believe that's too high a price for a digital book. But $10 is the sweet spot at which I think we'll have a chance of hitting this goal together so I can put the sequel into my publishing schedule for 2015. I hope the bonuses included in the $10 package will help you feel like you're getting your money's worth, but as BONUS, if we exceed our goal and make it to $15,000.00, every $10 donor will also receive a free download of the first four installments in the newly revised Megan Berry Zombie Settler series, which will be re-releasing as a serial romance in 2015 ($6 value).

What happens if this doesn't fund?
Then there will be no sequel or new books and I will concentrate on re-publishing my backlist. 

Risks and challenges

Completing a novel is never easy, even if you've done it many times before. But I've been a full time writer for nearly a decade under various pen names. In the past year, I've self-published ten romance novels under yet ANOTHER pen name, all of which have sold well and have been well-received by reviewers.

I'm well-qualified and have a team of editors, copy-editors, proofers, and cover designers in place to make sure the finished product is professionally presented.

I'm not guaranteeing you'll like the final product--I'll be serving the story, not any particular set of reviewers--but it will be a complete story, delivered on time (barring my untimely demise), and presented in a professional manner. And there will be kissing in it. Lots of kissing. And also fighting. And magic. And new bad guys. And more kissing.

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    An ebook download package of the PRINCES OF THORNS sequel including epub (for Nook/Apple) and mobi (for Kindle) files. Personal thanks in the acknowledgements. Name mentioned in a ukulele accompanied song sung by the author that will be made available for download near the release date.

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    The Early Bird Package: You get the book one month prior to the scheduled release date, an envelope of swag items (bookmarks, etc, US only), and, if you're a blogger, I will be happy to provide you with bonus content for your blog (interview, exclusive excerpt, shameful story from my childhood, etc.). (This book will not be listed on Netgalley or any other early review site. This is the ONLY way to get an early review copy if you aren't a member of Stacey's street team.)

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    Signed paperback of the Princess of Thorns sequel (estimated 400 plus pages) with limited edition collectible bookmarks included. Personal thanks in the acknowledgements. Name mentioned in a ukulele accompanied song sung by the author that will be made available for download near the release date. Early review copy made available one month before release date in epub and mobi formats. (Due to increased printing costs for self publishing versus traditional production, paperbacks will cost much more to create and therefore must be priced at a higher price point. Shipping is included.)

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    A signed hardcover of OF BEAST AND BEAUTY and one Mystery Book (oooo! mystery!) from the author's backlist.
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    Trigger the creation of a bonus PRINCESS OF THORNS novella featuring Crimsin or Rapunzel. You choose the character and the novella of approximately 20,000 words will be dedicated to you!

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