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Two stories of the Cosa Nostradamus, focusing on one of the series' secondary characters - PI (and half-faun) Danny Hendrickson.
Two stories of the Cosa Nostradamus, focusing on one of the series' secondary characters - PI (and half-faun) Danny Hendrickson.
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WE DID IT! 

Woot! and also Woo! and also Whew!  

(I'd say "group hug" but group hugs are vaguely disturbing)

You all, each and everyone of you, rock.  And now I need to go write these stories so they wil rock you equally hard....

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Miles to Go and Promises to Keep introduce Danny Hendrickson: Human mother, faun father, 100% Attitude.  For the most part, he’s made his own way, first as a member of the NYPD and then – when they started looking too closely at non-humans in the force – as a private investigator, straddling the line between human and fatae (supernatural) in his job the way he does in his life

He has a good life, he has good friends, he makes a difference…  But he also has a dangerous life.  And sometimes – when you’re in the middle of magic -  good friends aren’t enough. 

Miles to Go: It's an ordinary day, another ordinary - for Danny -  job, when he's approached by a young woman who has information he needs to solve a case.  All she wants to do is help.  When a life - or more - are on the line, it's hard to turn that down.  But the cost of that information will change Danny's life...forever.

Promises to Keep: Following up on the events of MtG, Danny has a boring snoop-and-scoop infidelity case, the kind of thing that pays the bills and keeps everyone fed.  But his new - and magical - partner sees something more in the scenario...and what she sees is deadly. To the client - and to them.

[these stories take place after the events of DRAGON JUSTICE (PSI #4)  but stand alone]

ADDITIONAL BONUSES!  

Everyone who backs at the $15 or higher will also get "Dusted," a previously published (small press anthology) story featuring Danny.

And everyone who backs at $40 or higher gets TWO additional original short stories.

The $300 level now qualifies for cookies!

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Rollover Bonus: 

I see these stories as running between 30-35k words each.  If we hit $10,000, the novellas will become novels (minimum 45,000 words each).

If we hit $20,000, there will be a print edition for all backers at $75 or more (other backers will have a chance to buy in at-cost)

Praise for the Cosa Nostradamus novels:

“…an entertaining, fast-paced thriller set in a world where cell phones and computers exist uneasily with magic, and a couple of engaging and highly talented rogues solve crimes while trying not to commit too many of their own.”  – Locus

“Gilman’s deft plotting and first-class characters complement her agile blend of science and spell craft, and readers will love the Mythbusters-style fun of smart, sassy people solving mysteries through experimentation, failure, and blowing stuff up.” (Starred Review)  - Publishers Weekly

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    ebook (in pdf, epub or mobi) of both "Miles to Go" and "Promises to Keep," your name in the acknowledgments, a personalized, exclusive thank-you letter from Danny himself, an additional Cosa Nostradamus short story, your name used in one of the Danny stories OR the short story, PLUS very very exclusive "out-takes" from the writing-of, never to be seen anywhere else [are you brave enough to see what happens Behind the Monitor?] AND a copy of DRAGON JUSTICE (PSI #4) from my author copies (before it's officially on-sale).

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    ebook (in pdf, epub or mobi) of both "Miles to Go" and "Promises to Keep," your name in the acknowledgments, a personalized, exclusive thank-you letter from Danny himself, an additional Cosa Nostradamus short story, your name used in one of the Danny stories OR the short story, one of the novellas being dedicated to you/the person of your choice, very very exclusive outtakes and bloopers from the writing-of, never to be seen anywhere else [are you brave enough to see what happens Behind the Screen?], AND a copy of DRAGON JUSTICE (PSI #4) from my author copies (before it's officially on-sale), PLUS one of the novellas being dedicated to you/the person of your choice.

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    all of the previous, PLUS And I will make you cookies. No, really. One dozen homemade cookies. Either chocolate chip or ginger shortbread, your choice.

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