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The hardest thing to do for the daughter of a monster is make friends. But if she wants to save the ghosts from the Wild Hunt, she'll have to take the risk.
The hardest thing to do for the daughter of a monster is make friends. But if she wants to save the ghosts from the Wild Hunt, she'll have to take the risk.
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Wolf Interval: A Senyaza Series novel by Chrysoula Tzavelas

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Wolf Interval is my third book in my angels-and-faeries Senyaza setting, but as a spin-off it follows mostly new and younger characters. It's YA urban fantasy, featuring the monsters we've come to love from a point of view that's a little bit unusual, and it's being published just as the previous two have been, by the excellent small press Candlemark & Gleam.

Writing this book was hard. I had to restart it twice, once half way through (which means there's a whole lot of entertaining deleted scenes to show off later)! I needed to give AT the spotlight, and I needed to do it right, and I think I succeeded. I'm happy with what I've done and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.

Would you like to see the back of the book blurb? Here you go:

Being the daughter of a supernatural monster makes it hard to have friends, especially when your father is determined to make you follow in his footsteps. It’s especially tough at Halloween, when all good little monsters should be wreaking havoc, not trying to go unnoticed. But AT makes do with her magical dogs and the local ghosts. It’s almost a life…

…until the Wild Hunt shows up. On this All Hallow’s Day, they’ll finally be released to pursue their ultimate ambition: hunting down every ghost in the mortal world. And that’s only the beginning. The only way to stop them is to venture into the heart of a cursed city and steal the source of their power. 

That’s hardly a problem for the daughter of a monster–until AT realizes she needs more than shadows and magic to get where she’s going. She needs friends, too.

And that is terrifying.  

Details  

This fundraiser is to collect preorders so Candlemark & Gleam knows how many print copies to order and to raise money to cover publishing expenses. It's also here to provide special rewards and collectibles for all you wonderful people out there who support me. 

We've done several of these before, but this one is a little different. The good news: we're now providing ebooks directly through the Kickstarter, including a bargain bundle deal. Woohoo! The ebooks gained through the Kickstarter are DRM-free and can be gifted to others if you so wish. 

The bad news: no international shipping this time around. It's just too ridiculously expensive. But the paperbacks should be available via the usual local mail orders and ways and means can be contrived for personalized bookplates, if you want-- just contact me. 

Add-ons 

Hey, this Kickstarter has add-ons! If you back a paperback tier without digital copies of the previous two SENYAZA books and would like to fix that, you can still grab them both here for a special bargain price. Just add $2 per copy of MATCHBOX GIRLS or INFINITY KEY to your pledge, and let us know on the survey. 

Stretch Goals 

There are probably stretch goals, too. I know that at $500, the Candlemark & Gleam SWAG machine will whir into motion, dispensing tiny but charming treasures into every book package passing through the postal system. ($20 and up)  -- ACHIEVED

 I've also heard a rumor that at $700, I will do something amusing on video. If you've ever thought, "I want to see an indie author put on a skit inspired by her fiction using stuffed animals, kittens and small children," well, this may be your chance to achieve that dream. -- ACHIEVED omg

$1,500: Senyaza Agent! backers at the $35 and up level have passed the initial employment screening and get to meet the Senyaza HR team. You’ll receive your welcome letter, ID badge, and department assignment, as well as any other pertinent documents that Senyaza sees fit to release to you.

$2,000: Art and Artifice: At $2,000 in pledges, everyone who backs for $45 or more will receive Kickstarter-edition art cards of the illustrations being produced by Tiffany Ard! (FYI, she has her own Kickstarter running right now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/218795024/science-baby-memory-book-the-human-infant-project/posts.)

Credits 

I wrote the trailer. Kevin Maginn produced it. Kevin MacLeod provided the music.  

Risks and challenges

The book is written, edited, and mostly produced. Candlemark & Gleam has done this a lot, and I've been around the block a couple of times myself so hopefully a lot of the wrinkles have been smoothed out.

However, any time there's multiple steps in a supply chain, some of those links can creak alarmingly. Delays happen. If that occurs here, we have support. If Candlemark & Gleam runs into problems, I can pick up the slack. If I run into problems, my husband is on board to shove a pen into my hand and cold medicine down my throat. He has experience sealing and addressing envelopes. If my Idea Well runs dry, the seven year old is available to provide inspiration. We will make this all happen. Some of it might be delayed a bit, that's all.

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    READER: You get a digital copy of WOLF INTERVAL directly from the publisher, in your choice of formats. Thank you!

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    DIGERATI: You get a digital copy of WOLF INTERVAL plus digital copies of the previous Senyaza books MATCHBOX GIRLS and INFINITY KEY. Serious bargain!

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    DIGERATI DELUXE: You get a digital copy of WOLF INTERVAL, digital copies of previous Senyaza books MATCHBOX GIRLS and INFINITY KEY and you get copies of every Senyaza short story currently written or that will be written in the next 12 months (probably 10+ stories). If I collect the short stories into their own volume, you'll get that too.

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    MORTAL: You get a print copy of WOLF INTERVAL, with accompanying digital copy in your format of choice.

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    SIGHTED: You get a print copy of WOLF INTERVAL, with accompanying digital copy, and I will sign and personalize your copy via bookplate.

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    WIZARD: You get a print copy of WOLF INTERVAL, with accompanying digital copy, and I will sign and personalize your copy via bookplate. You'll also get a new short story about AT and/or her friends (written sometime in the next year).

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    CHANGELING: You get a print copy of WOLF INTERVAL, digital copy of the same, a personalized bookplate, a new digital short story about the characters of WOLF INTERVAL, a SENYAZA SERIES dog tag, and a collection of digital illustrations commissioned from artist Tiffany Ard just for WOLF INTERVAL.

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    ARTIFICER: You get a print copy of WOLF INTERVAL, digital copy of the same, a personalized bookplate, a new digital short story about the characters of WOLF INTERVAL, a SENYAZA SERIES dog tag, and a collection of digital illustrations commissioned from artist Tiffany Ard just for WOLF INTERVAL. You'll also receive a digital copy of AT's Catalogue of Scents, her own notes on everything her sensitive nose can tell her about the SENYAZA world.

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    RETAIL PACK: You'll receive 5 paperback copies of WOLF INTERVAL by Chrysoula Tzavelas direct from the publisher, ready and waiting for resale, along with a batch of bookmarks for your store. Perfect for bookstores, comic shops, game shops, and more! Domestic shipping is included.

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    APPRENTICE: You get a print copy of WOLF INTERVAL, digital copy of the same, a personalized bookplate, a new digital short story about the characters of WOLF INTERVAL, a SENYAZA SERIES dog tag, a collection of digital illustrations commissioned from artist Tiffany Ard just for WOLF INTERVAL, a digital copy of AT's Catalogue of Scents AND a paperback copy with personalized bookplate of MATCHBOX GIRLS and INFINITY KEY.

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    NOBLE: You get a print copy of WOLF INTERVAL, digital copy of the same, a personalized bookplate, a new digital short story about the characters of WOLF INTERVAL, a SENYAZA SERIES dog tag, a collection of digital illustrations commissioned from artist Tiffany Ard just for WOLF INTERVAL, a digital copy of AT's Catalogue of Scents AND a totally awesome Senyaza t-shirt.

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    COLLECTOR: You get everything at the NOBLE level, except your copy of WOLF INTERVAL is an inscribed hardcover. Also, I love you.

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