Lesbian werewolves. Do I need to say more? Oh, I do? Okay here you go:
Lunatic Fringe is Book 1 of the Tales of the Pack series, which gives werewolf stories a lesbian twist. It follows college freshman Lexie Clarion as she encounters the strange and scary world of feminist politics, liberal arts education, and forests filled with nasty creatures. Hungry Ghost (Book 2) picks up where Lunatic Fringe left off, as Lexie becomes part of the Pack and takes on her role as a werewolf hunter. She makes new friends, discovers new powers, and has to defend her family and her town against a new Big Bad.
The series explores feminism, queer identity, gender politics, and community, all within the werewolf world.
Curve Magazine called Lunatic Fringe "Enthralling, empowering, and well written." (Read an excerpt of Lunatic Fringe)
And Pornokitch said "Lunatic Fringe is a pretty foxy romance and an excellent exploration of groups and identity, both of which make it a strong debut from Ms. Moon."
WHERE THE MONEY GOES:
Funds from Kickstarter will help me pay my graphic designer ($1000) for a new, gorgeous cover, and my editor ($1000) for her shrewd eye and thoughtful analysis.
Additional funds will support the creation and shipping of merch, the setup and distribution of the paperback books, and help me finish the novel for its Spring release date.
All backers at $5 and above will get a special sneak peek of the first chapter Hungry Ghost emailed to them before the book release.
All backers at $100 level will get 2 VIP tickets to the release party
$6000 - I'll record the audiobooks for both Lunatic Fringe & Hungry Ghost, and everyone at the $20 level and higher will get BOTH!
$7000 - I'll put together a book of short stories inspired by Tales of the Pack, pay the writers, and send it to everyone at level $50 and higher.
$8000 I'll do a very sexy werewolf-y pin-up photoshoot (with some special guest stars) and everyone at the $100 level and above with get prints.
Risks and challenges
I've proven I can do this once, with no money and no experience. Now, I'm facing the very real of issue of wanting to pay my support staff very real money. And that's why I need your help.
I'll need to edit, typeset, copyedit and print my book. The book is set to release in April of 2013, so all this will take time and focus.
After the book is printed and done, I'll need to get the marketing machine in motion, visiting bookstores, getting press, and all the other aspects of being a modern working writer. It's hard to do this as it is, let alone while working two low-paying jobs to make ends meet. It's not easy, but it's the work I love and what I want to keep doing for the rest of my life!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Four. After Hungry Ghost will be one more book to round out the trilogy, and a prequel exploring Archer's backstory.
However, I'll likely take a little while off after Hungry Ghost to work on some other book projects I've been wanting to write. Hopefully I'll have the series wrapped up by 2016.
It's hard to say. I don't want to make too many requests of this type of my fanbase. While I believe Kickstarter is an amazing tool that helps raise the profile of projects and connect creators to fans, I also don't want to rely too heavily on this model to get my books out into the world.
That said, I don't know what the future holds.
Simply add $20 for each additional t-shirt and $15 for each additional book you want. When the Kickstarter is over, I'll email you directly to get info about what style, size, inscription, etc you want. If you're outside the US, please add another $5 to cover additional shipping weight.
Copies of Lunatic Fringe (both e-versions and print) and t-shirts will be shipped out in time for Christmas. Giftbags, Hungry Ghost, and any personalized coaching or commissioned work will be delivered right before Hungry Ghost goes into wide release.
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