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A baron's son becomes a self-made scoundrel in the second book of The Valley of Ten Crescents series.

About our Goal

Self-Made Scoundrel is in the final stages of editing and we are trying to raise money to offset the costs that have already been put into it. Your money will go towards the following:

  • $400 for editing

  • $300 for proofreading

  • $90 for the cover

Anything raised above the initial goal will go towards stocking our Vendor's booth at this year's GeekGirlCon in Seattle:

  • $65 for GGC booth and tickets

  • $200 for physical books for GGC booth

About the book

Self-Made Scoundrel is the exciting prequel to Thieves at Heart and the second book in The Valley of Ten Crescent Series. Those of you who have read Thieves at Heart are familiar with Derk, the cunning thief who takes Tavera under his wing, training her and caring for her as they make their way through the Valley.

Self-Made Scoundrel deals with Derk's beginnings as a Baron's son and how he goes from the 'Sword and the Seat' to the cloak and dagger life of a streetsmen, as well as a member of the Cup of Cream. Politics, religion, family, romance, legacy and more all come into play as Derk figures out what he wants out of life and tries to hold onto it with both hands.

We're really excited to bring more of The Valley of Ten Crescents to your bookshelves and e-readers. Fans of fantasy that explore issues of morality, desire and obligation will enjoy reading about Derk in the rich world set forth and characters from Thieves at Heart are back to thwart and aid Derk as he maneuvers the sordid streets and back alleys of the Valley.

You can read online or download a sample of Thieves at Heart here and watch our updates for a sneak peak at the first chapter of Self-Made Scoundrel.

About the Goods



The tiers are packed full of awesome. Beyond the book, the design for the t-shirt by Caytlin Vilbrandt of Walking on Broken Glass is awesome. I mean, look at it.

About the Extras

1st "Stretch Goal" - $1000
If we reach $1,000 we will commission Amy Clare Learmonth to illustrate a map of The Valley of Ten Crescents and digital copies will be provided to ALL backers. ***GOAL MET***

2nd "Stretch Goal" - $1250
If we raise $1250 we will commission a set of character sketches from the always awesome Jack Cayless of the (NSFW) webcomic Chimneyspeak. The sketches will be colored by our cover artist (and map-maker) Amy Clare Learmonth and will be available for ALL backers.

3rd "Stretch Goal" 
We would love to create an audiobook of Thieves at Heart and we'll update the goal amount for that once we finish hashing out the costs involved.

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 We also believe in Kicking it Forward and will use at least 5% of our profits to support other Kickstarter projects. http://kickingitforward.org/

We are seriously very grateful for all the backers who helped make Thieves at Heart a success and we look forward to bringing you Self-Made Scoundrel. In advance, thank you for backing this elf up.

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    You get an e-book of Self-Made Scoundrel, DRM-Free and in the format of your choosing.

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    28 backers

    Catch up on "The Valley of Ten Crescents" series to this point. You get ebook copies of Thieves at Heart, Self-Made Scoundrel, and Little Girl Lost, DRM-Free and in the format of your choosing.

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    Everything in Tier 2 and you'll also receive an autographed copy of the Self-Made Scoundrel paperback and a 'Thank You' in the ebook. **International backers please add $5 for shipping.**

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    Everything in Tier 3 plus a Self-Made Scoundrel t-shirt and a 'Thank You' in the paperback. **International backers please add $10 for shipping.**

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    Everything in Tier 4 PLUS an autographed print copy of Thieves at Heart AND and ARC* copy of the first 2 chapters of the 3rd book in the series, (presently titled) Red Moon Rising. *ARC stands for "Advanced Review Copy" which you will recieve as soon as the first 2 chapters have gone through final edits. The wait should not be long since Red Moon Rising is completed and already in the editing stages! **International backers please add $10 for shipping.**

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    Everything in Tier 5 plus a Self-Made Scoundrel Hooded Sweatshirt. You'll also receive the complete ARC of Red Moon Rising long before it's available to anyone else, and once it's completed you'll receive the finshed ebook and signed paperback of Red Moon Rising as well. **International backers please add $10 for shipping.**

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