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A missing woman. A vicious killer. A living storm. COLDHEART is an urban fantasy neo-noir from the author of MR BLANK.
52 backers pledged $1,707 to help bring this project to life.

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San Francisco is on the edge of a blizzard, the first in a hundred years. A cannibal killer stalks the streets. A rash of abductions targets people seemingly at random. A city falling into chaos.

Chris Black sees the connection. On the trail of a missing woman, he uncovers the delicate threads uniting the disparate mysteries. But he is mentally ill and all of it could be the product of his diseased mind. Balancing the fog of medication with his descent into madness, he struggles to remain lucid in the face of horror.

Delving into a mystery that might be of his own making, he discovers a secret world. A world where women become serpents, the very ground can be his deadliest enemy, a world of the blackest magic. He has found the edges of something older than he can imagine, something that can change the fabric of reality.

And the storm itself is his only ally.

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COLDHEART is the new urban fantasy novella from author Justin Robinson. In addition to the novella, the book includes five short stories with some of the same characters set in the same world. In “Dante Ascending,” a boy discovers the dangerous secret at the top of an inner city tenement; “Wait” is the story of two soldiers on opposite sides becoming unlikely friends; in “The Menagerie,” a young couple finds an extradimensional zoo; “Dead Drop” chronicles the rise and fall of a spy; and finally, in “Stillwater,” a town is accidentally sent to hell.

Read an excerpt from the beginning of COLDHEART.

Pre-order your copy today, earn some fun rewards, and help out an author. It's a win-win-win!

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Stretch Goal #2: $2,000

For a final stretch goal, if we reach $2,000 before this thing closes, everyone who kicks in at $25 or higher gets 2 extra posters of alternate Coldheart cover artwork from cover artist Tae Young Choi. And anyone who kicks in $75 or higher will get a collection of five special items, each with a connection to one of the short stories. Sort of like the snowglobes, but thematic for each one! Trust us, it's very cool.

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Stretch Goal #1: $1,500

If we make it to $1,500 in pledges, everyone who kicks in $15 or more gets an assortment of COLDHEART buttons, bookmarks, and stickers! And if you contribute $50 or more, you will receive a collection of printed postcards from the town of Stillwater, featured in one of the short stories! Each one has a message from one of the doomed survivors of a town condemned to hell. Be the envy of all your friends! And, you know, all the folks in Stillwater.

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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 for most tiers. 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!

Risks and challenges

Justin has already written the novella and all five short stories. At this point, it's just a matter of getting it ready for the printer and paying the printing and shipping costs for everything! The only setback would be if Lauri breaks her arm and can't work on the layout on her computer (or her computer explodes or something). If any of that were to happen, we would delay until her arm is healed (or computer replaced) so she could finish the book layout.

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    SOLDIER: You get a digital copy of COLDHEART by Justin Robinson.

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    SERVITOR: You get a first edition trade paperback of COLDHEART by Justin Robinson, a digital copy of the book, and a custom bookplate inscribed to you by the author. Tell him what to write, and he will write it. Justin doesn’t even know the meaning of good taste.

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    SCION: You get everything in the SERVITOR tier, plus a poster of the book’s cover.

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    FAMILIAR: You get everything in the SCION tier, plus a COLDHEART fleece scarf.

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    PRODIGAL: You get everything in the FAMILIAR tier, plus a COLDHEART t-shirt.

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    APPRENTICE: You get everything in the PRODIGAL tier, plus a COLDHEART snow globe and digital copy of the first chapter of the next book in the series.

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    MAGUS: You get everything in the APPRENTICE tier, plus a COLDHEART canvas bag and you will be thanked by name (or pseudonym of your choice) in the book acknowledgments.

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