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DLBD : Dark Affection Anthology

A thought provoking, often horrific, anthology of 22 dark fiction stories featuring the elements of death then love, and in that order.

DLBD : Dark Affection Anthology

A thought provoking, often horrific, anthology of 22 dark fiction stories featuring the elements of death then love, and in that order.

£1,148
pledged of £500pledged of £500 goal
53
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 6 2019 11:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Love takes on many forms, as does death, and this anthology features twenty-two stories that dance the line between Dark Affection and Paranormal Romance, where death is not the end but merely the start of some truly original tragedies, tales that will often stop you dead in your tracks, challenging you preconceptions of what is right and wrong, before allowing you to return and continue reading.

DISCORDANT LOVE BEYOND DEATH offers up twenty-two fabulous inspired short stories, by a fresh line-up of authors from around the world, ensuring that there is something for everyone; and with many being on the macabre side, we believe that this anthology makes the perfect alternative gift for those who want something a little different come Valentine's Day.



As reward for funding this campaign backers can chose from the following tiers :- 

  •    £4   :  PDF digital edition of the anthology
  •  £12   :  Standard paperback edition of the anthology
  •  £35   :  Limited print run paperback edition of the anthology
  •  £75   :  Literary immortality by having your name featured in a story

For anyone interest in getting their hands on any BDP logo branded goods such as a bookmark, badge pin or t-shirts, you can easily add the value of the item to your basic pledge amount.

> For more details, scroll down to the 'Add-On & Merchandise' section near the end <


In addition to the above tier rewards, here is a few extra incentives

  • All launch day backers will receive a 40% discount off the cost of a paperback edition
  • All backers will have their name mentioned in the acknowledgements section
  • Backers pledging £50 or more will be mentioned with a special 'thank you' dedication

Find our more by clicking here >  Carla Lee Suson 

Find our more by clicking here >  Karen Peralta 

Find our more by clicking here >  Shayna Diamond 

Find our more by clicking here >  Stephanie Scissom 

Find our more by clicking here >  Dina Leacock 


Find our more by clicking here >  Roxanne Dent 

Find our more by clicking here >  Gevera Bert Piedmont 


Find our more by clicking here >  A.M. Henle 


Find our more by clicking here >  Jonathan Oliver 

Find our more by clicking here >  Ben Monroe 

Find our more by clicking here >  Dave Higgins 


Find our more by clicking here >  Mark Towse 

Find our more by clicking here >  Kieran Judge 

Find our more by clicking here >  Patch Donahue 

Find our more by clicking here >  Rob F. Martin 

Find our more by clicking here >  Tomas Furby 


Find our more by clicking here >  James Dorr 

Find our more by clicking here >  Russell Smeaton 

Find our more by clicking here >  M.A. Ligocki 

Find our more by clicking here >  Chris Hewitt 

Find our more by clicking here >  G.K. Lomax 



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There are also a number of BDP Logo branded merchandise items that can be ordered along with your book, and while we know they all look amazing, it is also probably worth mentioning that all purchases not only help to encourage and promote aspiring writers to find their voice, but it also shows that your are a proud supporter of indie publishing community.

To add any of the items below, simply add its corresponding red value below to your existing pledge amount, and then at the end of the campaign you can confirm your order along with a posting address in your backer survey response. 


As well as the above items, you can also order any of the delicate below items.


However, due to their fragility nature they will need to be packaged more securely and bulkily than, for example, simply slipping a bookmark or folded t-shirt in along with a paperback book.

Please increase your pledge by the recommended delivery amount for every second item.

UK : £ 3                           EUROPE : £ 4                           USA : £5                             WORLDWIDE : £6

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In order to make this project happen, a number of costs will need to be met, amounting up to the campaigns primary goal.

In addition to hitting our primary campaign goal, with just a little additional backing we also have a number of other ideas and tinkerings that we would love to implement, and here are just a few :- 

  • Increased commission paid to authors
  •  Sending an alternative Valentines Day to your home address in the post 
  • Option of upgrading limited edition paperbacks to hardbacks
  • Option of alternative dust cover image for hardbacks
  • Free branded merchandise to limited edition backers ( or even all backers )
  • Forward funding / green lighting of a second volume of similar stories

These extras will probably be set to come into effect as stretch goals should we reach 200%, 300%, 400% and 500% of our original goal amount.

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Risks and challenges

This is the third book and third Kick Starter campaign that BDP have produced, so while we are still relatively new, we expect that the lessons learned from the first two campaigns will enable us to not repeat them.

One of the biggest challenges we forsee with this campaign is that although the market for romance is huge, so is the competition, thus we should not be overly optomistic and have set out goal amount at a cautiously low amount to guard against this.

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    At this level you are going to suggest a name and an chosen story, and that author will then include your name as part of their story.

    You will also receive a limited edition paperback of the anthology, and a bookmark.

    One name per story, on a first-backer first-choice basis.

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