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Celebrating this award-winning series with an anthology highlighting the best in faerie fiction #make100 @BadAssFaeries
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"Have you heard about this book, Bad-Ass Faeries? I have to get a copy because faeries are not all goodness and light." —Brian Froud, Faeriecon 2007

BAF editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail with Brian and Wendy Froud
BAF editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail with Brian and Wendy Froud

Why Bad-Ass Faeries? Because we agree with Brian Froud...in nearly every culture, if you sort through the accounts of the fae most of them were not pleasant. Mischevious, Malicious, Warlike... those are the words used to describe fae creatures. Dark Fantasy aside, with the innundation of froo-froo fairies in today's media, we felt an overwhelming need to bring the root of the fae legends into the modern day...so clap your hands...NOW!

It is hard to believe that the Bad-Ass Faeries series has been around for a decade now. The original anthologies were edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Lee C. Hillman, and Jeffrey Lyman, but with the completion of Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, the editorial team has taken a hiatus. Sadly, during that time, due to issues with the previous publishers not paying royalties the books, as of this year, are no longer in active print. 

They have always been near and dear to my heart, however, and we could not let this landmark go by without commemoration. This is also our opportunity to preserve highlights from this award-winning series through this anniversary edition.

The stories selected for inclusion, based on fan and reviewer response, are as follows:

Bad-Ass Faeries  

  • Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano - The Ballad of the Seven-Up Sprite
  • Keith R.A. DeCandido - House Arrest
  • Adam P. Knave - Futuristic Cybernetic Faerie Assassin Hassballah  
  • Jesse Harris - Hidden in the Folds  

Just Plain Bad  

  • James Chambers - Way of the Bone  
  • CJ Henderson - Do You Believe?  
  • Danielle Ackley-McPhail - Within the Guardian Bell  
  • John Passarella - Twilight Crossing  
  • Jeffrey Lyman- Grimm Necessity  
  • Bernie Mojzes - Moonshine

In All Their Glory  

  • L. Jagi Lamplighter - A Not-So-Silent Night  
  • John L. French - So Many Deaths  
  • James Daniel Ross - The Natural-Born Spy  
  • Robert E. Waters - At The Grasshopper's Hill  
  • Kelly A. Harmon - Selkskin Deep  

It's Elemental  

  • DL Thurston - The Face of the Serpent  
  • Patrick Thomas - Looking a Gift Horse  
  • Jody Lynn Nye - Fifteen Percent  
  • Lee C. Hillman – Bad Blood  
  • NR Brown - Melia's Best Wave

We hope you will help us celebrate these great authors!

Artist Matt Hawk's intepretation of Danielle Ackley-McPhail as the Doom Faerie
Artist Matt Hawk's intepretation of Danielle Ackley-McPhail as the Doom Faerie

 

One of the traditions we have at eSpec Books is a We Funded! Prize pack. This is our way of thanking our backers for making our dream possible. 

Once the campaign ends one backer pledging $30 or more will win the prize pack.

We are still building this WFPP, but here is where we are so far:

  • Leprechaun 7-movie collection on DVD
  • The Tooth Fairy on DVD
  • Epic on DVD
  • Labyrinth on DVD
  • Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairies
  • Mystical Pendant
  • Dagonfly pouch
  •  Color-illustrated, leather-bound edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Tarot of the Hidden Realm
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream on DVD

 Plus one more surprise to come...

UNLOCKED! The First 100 Backers Bonus - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive their choice of the Thomas Nackid artwork for the first four Bad-Ass Faeries covers as downloadable wallpaper.

The First 200 Backers Bonus - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of the Bad-Ass Faerie Tale novella The Halfling's Court by Danielle Ackley-McPhail. (55 to go)

500 Facebook Likes Bonus - https://www.facebook.com/eSpecBooks/ All backers will receive a DRM-Free copy of Danielle Ackley-McPhail's story "To Reach for Distant Shores." (Current count: 356 Likes)

650 Newsletter Subscriber Bonus - Specle says don’t miss out, be in the know about the goings on at eSpec Books. Sign up for our newsletter today http://eepurl.com/bzCnPH. And tell your friends, too! All backers and all new subscribers will receive a DRM-Free copies of L. Jagi Lamplighter's short story "Of Exotic Cocktails and Mulberry Wine." (Current count: 537 Subscribers)

UNLOCKED! $1000 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of Keith R.A. DeCandido's story "Undine The Boardwalk" from Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental.

UNLOCKED! $1500 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of John L. French's story "Cold Iron" from his collection Here There Be Monsters.

UNLOCKED! $2000 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of Danielle Ackley-McPhail's story "Seeing Red" from Bad-Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory.

UNLOCKED! $2300- All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of Hildy Silverman's story "Damned Inspiration" from Bad-Ass Faeries.

UNLOCKED! $2500 - We will add five illustrations to the book, a border and four character portraits by artist Ed Coutts.

UNLOCKED! $2800 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of James Chambers' story "Faerie Ring Blues" from Bad-Ass Faeries: Just Plain Bad.

UNLOCKED! $3000 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of L. Jagi Lamplighter's story "On Rocky Ground" from Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental.

UNLOCKED! $3300 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of Patrick Thomas's story "ENDGAME" from Bad-Ass Faeries.

UNLOCKED! $3500 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of Jeff Lyman's short story "A Brief Battle for the Throne" from Bad-Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory.

$3800 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of Judi Fleming's story "Friends in Dark Places" from Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental.

$4000 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of James Chambers' story "Sally Smiles" from Bad-Ass Faeries.

$4300 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of Hildy Silverman's story "Uddereek" from Bad-Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory.

$4500 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of L. Jagi Lamplighter's story "On Oberon's Throne" from Bad-Ass Faeries.

$4800 - All backers at the $5 or higher level will receive a DRM-Free copy of David Lee Summer's story "Amazons and Predators" from Bad-Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory.

$5000 - If sufficient Tuckerizations have been claimed before the end of the campaign, we will combine all of the stories into a brand-new original Bad-Ass Faeries anthology: Bad-Ass Faeries: Tuckered Out and the book will be added to the Add-on section.

$7500 - We will begin soliciting manuscripts for our spin-off novella series, Bad-Ass Faerie Tales, starting with authors already in the series, but eventually expanding out into new talent once the series is re-established. Backers will be given first opportunity for consideration.

Quick Explanation: Kickstarter doesn't really have an intuitive way to do add-ons, and the process can be confusing, so here's a quick explanation. To add one of the below onto your current pledge, just click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button at the top right of the page, click in the "Pledge Amount" box, and change the pledge amount to reflect the addition of the amount of the add-on you want.  

Example: if your current pledge amount is $10, and you want to add a $5 add-on, you would click into the "Pledge Amount" box and change the pledge amount to $15. At the end of the Kickstarter, we'll send out a questionnaire to find out what add-ons you contributed for.  

NOTES: all ebooks listed available in .epub, mobi, or .pdf, unless indicated. Also, we can autograph a book to whomever you want and you can order more than one copy of the same book when doing an add-on.  

$1 - Add a DRM-Free digital copy of Danielle Ackley-McPhail's short story "At the Crossroads" to your pledge.

$5 - Add a DRM-Free digital copy of The Best of Bad-Ass Faeries to your pledge.

$5 - Add a DM-Free digital copy of The Halfling's Court to your pledge.

$5 – Add a DRM-Free digital copy of the eSpec Books title of your choice to your order (The Sister Paradox, POST, Gaslight and Grimm, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, The Society for the Preservation of CJ Henderson, Dogs of War, Man and Machine, If We Had Known, Best of DTF, OR From the Archives). Multiply by the number of titles desired if you want more than one.  

$5 – Add DRM-Free digital copies of the James Daniel Ross's eShorts collection: Radiation Angels: The Mission Files to your order.  

$10 – Add DRM-Free digital copies of the Jeffrey Lyman eShorts collection: The Fall of Autumn, Lord of Fire, Lord of Wind, and The Troll King.  

$10 (Limit 5, first come first serve) - Add a magnet featuring the original Amy Brown artwork from Bad-Ass Faeries to your order, includes domestic shipping. Cannot be sent international unless you are already pledging at a level that includes shipping. Email at the time of your pledge to reserve.

$15 - Add a limited edition poster of the original Amy Brown artwork from the first publication of The Bad-Ass Faeries. (Includes domestic shipping. If you're a backer outside the U.S. who has backed at a level that does not include shipping, please add $25 for shipping.)

$20 – Upgrade your digital copy of The Best of Bad-Ass Faeries to a print copy.  

$25 – Add a print copy of the eSpec Books title of your choice to your order (The Sister Paradox, POST, Gaslight and Grimm, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, The Society for the Preservation of CJ Henderson, Dogs of War, Man and Machine, If We Had Known, Best of DTF, OR From the Archives). Multiply by the number of titles desired if you want more than one. They make great gifts! (Includes domestic shipping. If you're a backer outside the U.S. who has backed at a level that does not include shipping, please add $25 for shipping.)

$25 - (Limit 4, first come first serve) Add a print copy of Bad-Ass Faeries to your pledge. (Includes domestic shipping. If you're a backer outside the U.S. who has backed at a level that does not include shipping, please add $25 for shipping.) Email at the time of your pledge to reserve.

$25 - (Limit 4, first come first serve) Add a print copy of Just Plain Bad to your pledge. (Includes domestic shipping. If you're a backer outside the U.S. who has backed at a level that does not include shipping, please add $25 for shipping.) Email at the time of your pledge to reserve.

 

 

Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com).  

Her published works include six novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories, Today’s Promise, The Halfling’s Court, The Redcaps’ Queen, and Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, written with Day Al-Mohamed. She is also the author of the solo collections A Legacy of Stars, Consigned to the Sea, Flash in the Can, and Transcendence, the non-fiction writers’ guide, The Literary Handyman, and is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Gaslight & Grimm, Dragon’s Lure, and In an Iron Cage. Her short stories are included in numerous other anthologies and collections.

 N.R. Brown has a passion for books. During the day she is a librarian, while at night she is a horror and dark fantasy writer and blogger. Her work has appeared in the anthology Clockwork Chaos and Chiaroscuro (www.chizine.com). An avid cook, geocacher, and improv performer, she lives in Maryland with her partner Day and two very spoiled labradors.

James Chambers writes tales of horror, crime, fantasy, and science fiction. He is the author of The Engines of Sacrifice, a collection of four Lovecraftian-inspired novellas published by Dark Regions Press which Publisher’s Weekly described in a starred-review as “…chillingly evocative….” He is also the author of the short fiction collections Resurrection House (Dark Regions Press) as well as the dark, urban fantasy novella, Three Chords of Chaos and The Dead Bear Witness and Tears of Blood, volume one and two in the Corpse Fauna novella series.  

His short stories have been published in dozens of anthologies including The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible, Chiral Mad 2, Clockwork Chaos, Deep Cuts, Dragon’s Lure, Fantastic Futures 13, Gaslight and Grimm, In An Iron Cage, Qualia Nous, Reel Dark, Truth or Dare, TV Gods, Walrus Tales, Warfear, and the award-winning Bad-Ass Faeries and Defending the Future series as well as the magazines Bare Bone, Cthulhu Sex, and Allen K’s Inhuman.  

He has also edited and written numerous comic books including Leonard Nimoy’s Primortals, the critically acclaimed “The Revenant” in Shadow House, and the original graphic novel Kolchak, the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe. 

His website is www.jameschambersonline.com.

Keith R.A. DeCandido has been writing fiction professionally for twenty-three years now, which makes him feel very old. Well, that, and his arthritic knees. He has written more than fifty novels, almost a hundred short stories, a mess of comic books, and a bunch of nonfiction, both in various licensed universes ranging from TV shows (Star Trek, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Doctor Who, and tons more) to games (World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, StarCraft, Command & Conquer) to movies (Cars, Resident Evil, Kung Fu Panda, Aliens, Night of the Living Dead, Serenity) to comic books (prose featuring Spider-Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, the X-Men, etc.), as well as in his own original universes. The latter includes fantastical police procedurals in the fictional city of Cliff's End, starting with the novel Dragon Precinct, and including several more novels and a mess of short stories, one of which, "House Arrest," will be reprinted in The Best of Bad-Ass Faeries, having appeared in the inaugural anthology in that series ten years ago. Keith also writes the Super City Cops series of cop stories set in a city filled with superheroes, urban fantasy tales set in Key West featuring Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet, and 2017 will see the debut novel featuring Bram Gold, a nice Jewish boy from the Bronx who hunts monsters, A Furnace Sealed. Find out less at Keith's web site at DeCandido.net.

John L. French has worked for over thirty years as a crime scene investigator and has seen more than his share of murders, shootings and serious assaults. As a break from the realities of his job, he writes science fiction, pulp, horror, fantasy, and, of course, crime fiction.  

In 1992 John began writing stories based on his training and experiences on the streets of Baltimore. His first story “Past Sins” was published in Hardboiled Magazine and was cited as one of the best Hardboiled stories of 1993. More crime fiction followed, appearing in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, the Fading Shadows magazines and in collections by Barnes and Noble. Association with writers like James Chambers and the late, great C.J. Henderson led him to try horror fiction and to a still growing fascination with zombies and other undead things. His first horror story “The Right Solution” appeared in Marietta Publishing’s Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak. Other horror stories followed in anthologies such as The Dead Walk and Dark Furies, both published by Die Monster Die books. It was in Dark Furies that his character Bianca Jones made her literary debut in “21 Doors,” a story based on an old Baltimore legend and a creepy game his daughter used to play with her friends.  

You can find John on Facebook or you can email him at him at jfrenchfam@aol.com.

Kelly A. Harmon used to write truthful, honest stories about authors and thespians, senators and statesmen, movie stars and murderers. Now she writes lies, which is infinitely more satisfying, but lacks the convenience of doorstep delivery. She is an award-winning journalist and author, and a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. A Baltimore native, she writes the Charm City Darkness series, which includes the novels Stoned in Charm City, A Favor for a Fiend, and the soon to be published, A Blue Collar Proposition. Her science fiction and fantasy stories can be found in Triangulation: Dark Glass, Hellebore and Rue, and Deep Cuts: Mayhem, Menace and Misery.  

Ms. Harmon is a former newspaper reporter and editor, and now edits for Pole to Pole Publishing, a small Baltimore publisher. She is co-editor of Hides the Dark Tower along with Vonnie Winslow Crist. For more information, visit her blog at http://kellyaharmn.com, or, find her on Facebook and Twitter: http://facebook.com/Kelly-A-Harmon1, https://twitter.com/kellyaharmon.

Jesse Harris has always had a love for telling stories: either vocally, dramatically, or written; as well as a love for the mystique of Japan and its history and mythology. His short story, Hidden In the Folds, proved to be a perfect launch point for bringing the two together. He lives in the Tri-State area with his wife and kids.

CJ Henderson was the creator of both the Piers Knight supernatural investigator series and the Teddy London occult detective series among many others. He wrote over 70 books and/or novels, hundreds and hundreds of short stories and comics and thousands of non-fiction pieces. He was a master of hardboiled suspense as well as raucous comedy, and was not shy about saying so even when sober. He passed away on July 4, 2014 from lymphoma. For more on this truly fascinating teller of tales, stop in at www.cjhenderson.com.

 Lee C. Hillman died at the age of thirteen months. Since her death, and some would say suspicious return to life, she has been busy conquering worlds too numerous to mention. She has published stories in and edited all four BAF anthologies to date, and wrote the story “Under Pressure” for the Defending the Future series volume No Man’s Land. She also writes fanfiction under the moniker “Gwendolyn Grace.” Lee, or her alter-egos Gwen or Gwenly, is also an actor, singer, and songwriter. 

Adam P. Knave is the author of a few prose books (Strange Angel, Crazy Little Things, Stays Crunchy In Milk), some comics (Agents Of The W.T.F., Black Decahedron), webcomics (Things Wrong With Me, Legend of the Burrito Blade), and was one of the editors of the Eisner and Harvey award-winning Popgun comics anthology from Image comics. He lives in New York with his cat and spends his nights headbutting crime. In the face! You can find him at http://www.adampknave.com for even more madness.

Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano reside in south, central Pennsylvania where Brian is often chased by angry villagers wielding pitchforks and torches due to his uncanny resemblance to Sasquatch while Chris can often be found in newspapers and magazines under the headline "Cro-Magnon Man Found." Their obsession with writing is pretty thorough; their compositions range from stories to articles to comic books to novels and even haiku. They even went so far as to start their own small press publishing company called Fortress Publishing, Inc.

L. Jagi Lamplighter is the author of the YA fantasy series: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin. She is also the author of the Prospero’s Daughter series: Prospero Lost, Prospero In Hell, and Prospero Regained. She has a brand-new short story collection, In the Lamplight, out through eSpec BooksShe has published numerous articles on Japanese animation and appears in several short story anthologies, including Best Of Dreams Of Decadence, No Longer Dreams, Coliseum Morpheuon, Bad-Ass Faeries Anthologies (where she is also an assistant editor) and the Science Fiction Book Club’s Don’t Open This Book.  

Her website is: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/

Her blog is at: http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/ On Twitter: @lampwright4

Jeffrey Lyman is an engineer in the New York City area. His work has appeared in Sails and Sorcery, Trouble on the Water, and in The Defending the Future anthology series, including the Best of Defending The Future. He was co-editor of No Longer Dreams and the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series. He is a 2004 graduate of the Odyssey Writing School and was a finalist for the Writers of the Future Award.

Much to his embarrassment, Bernie Mojzes has outlived Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Janice Joplin and the Red Baron, without even once having been shot down over Morlancourt Ridge. Having failed to achieve a glorious martyrdom, he has instead turned his hand to the penning of paltry prose (a rather wretched example of which you currently hold in your hands), in the pathetic hope that he shall here find the notoriety that has thus far proven elusive. His work has appeared in Bad-Ass Faeries II and III, Dragon's Lure, Dead Souls, Clockwork Chaos, In An Iron Cage, and New Blood. Should Pity or perhaps a Perverse Curiosity move you to seek him out, he can be found at http://www.kappamaki.com.

 Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories.  

Since 1987 she has published over 45 books and more than 150 short stories. 

Her newest series is the Lord Thomas Kinago books, beginning with View From the Imperium (Baen Books), a humorous military SF novel. Her newest books are Rhythm of the Imperium, third in the Lord Thomas Kinago series; an e-collection of cat stories, Cats Triumphant! (Event Horizon), Wishing on a Star, part of the Stellar Guild series, with Angelina Adams, (Arc Manor Press) and a collection of holiday stories, A Circle of Celebrations (WordFire Press) , and her novella in the second in the Clan of the Claw series, Tooth and Claw. 

Check out her websites at www.jodynye.com and mythadventures.net. She is on Facebook as Jody Lynn Nye and Twitter @JodyLynnNye.

 John Passarella co-authored Wither, which won the Horror Writer Association’s prestigious Bram Stoker Award for best first novel of 1999. Columbia Pictures purchased the feature film rights to Wither in a preemptive bid. Passarella’s solo novels include Wither’s Rain, Wither’s Legacy, Kindred Spirit and Shimmer and seven media tie-in novels: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble, Angel: Avatar, Angel: Monolith, Supernatural: Night Terror, Supernatural: Rite of Passage, Grimm: The Chopping Block and Supernatural: Cold Fire. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children. Please visit him online at www.passarella.com.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, James Daniel Ross has been an actor, computer tech support operator, historic infotainment tour guide, armed self defense retailer, automotive petrol attendant, youth entertainment stock replacement specialist, mass market Italian chef, low priority courier, monthly printed media retailer, automotive industry miscellaneous task facilitator, and ditch digger.  

The Radiation Angels: The Chimerium Gambit is his first novel and is followed by The Radiation Angels: The Key to Damocles. He is also the author of I Know Not, The Whispering of Dragons (with Neal Levin,) and The Last Dragoon. Snow and Steel is his first sojourn into historical fiction. James Daniel Ross shares a Dream Realm Award with the other others in Breach the Hull, and an EPPIE award with the others appearing in Bad Ass Faeries 2.  

Most people are begging him to go back to ditch digging.

Patrick Thomas has had stories published in over three dozen magazines and more than fifty anthologies. He’s written 30+ books including the fantasy humor series Murphy’s Lore, urban fantasy spin offs Fairy With A Gun, Fairy Rides The Lightning, Dead To Rites, Rites of Passage, Lore & Dysorder and two more in the Startenders series. He co-writes the Mystic Investigators paranormal mystery series and The Assassins’ Ball, a traditional mystery, co-authored with John L. French. His darkly humorous advice column Dear Cthulhu includes the collections Have A Dark Day, Good Advice For Bad People, and Cthulhu Knows Best. His latest collection is the Steampunk themed As The Gears Turn. A number of his books were part of the props department of the CSI television show and one was even thrown at a suspect. Fairy With A Gun was optioned by Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Productions. Act of Contrition, a story featuring his Soul For Hire hitman is in development as a short film by Top Men Productions. Drop by www.patthomas.net to learn more.

DL Thurston is a writer from Northern Virginia whose short fiction is available in the anthologies Bad-Ass Faeries 4: It’s Elemental, Steam Works, The Old Weird South, and The Memory Eater. When he isn’t writing, he can be found poking at a computer in his day job. He lives with his wife, daughter, cats, and a well-used copy of Nacho Libre. His website is at www.dlthurston.com.

Robert E Waters had been writing and publishing stories since 2003, with his first publication in Weird Tales. Since then, he has published over 30 stories in various print and on-line magazines and anthologies, including e-Spec's Weird Wild West and the "Defending the Future" Mil SF anthology series. Robert is also a frequent contributor to Eric Flint's alternate history series, 1632/Ring of Fire, with several stories published in the on-line Grantville Gazette, and most recently in Baen Book's Ring of Fire IV anthology. Robert's first novel, The Wayward Eight: A Contract to Die For, was released in 2014 under the Zmok imprint, and is a "weird wild west" adventure set in the Wild West Exodus gaming universe. Robert lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife Beth, their son Jason, and their cat Buzz.

 

Linda Saboe makes amazing art in virtually every medium. She does not like to write bios. She did the artwork for Bad-Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory and The Halfling's Court (see below). www.croneswood.com.

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Ed Coutts - Working in pencil, ink and paint, Ed's comicbook credits include AC Comics, Kaso Comics, Three J Probuctions and Palisade Press.  He has produced hundreds of portraits for "Character Counts" and several posters for off-Broadway plays.  Current projects include painted covers and interior illustrations for several titles published by Bold Venture Press. 

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Are you into roleplaying? Galileo Games is running a campaign for Tales of the Warrior Princesses. In this realm the villains have ceased power and the princesses have become a resistance force. Tales is a series of adventures taking each of the classic faerie tale princesses on a quest to restore order to the realm. I am one of the contributors on this book. My adventure is Snow White - The Cursed Hart. If you are curious you can check it out here: http://kck.st/2kPppi7

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    eSPEC BOOKS PRINT BONUS BUNDLE

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    UNEXPECTED THANKS

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    WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

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    KEEP THE DIRTY SIDE DOWN

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    THE PICTURE OF BAD-ASS

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    ONE OF THE GANG

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    MAKE 100 LTD ED. HARDCORE BAD-ASS

    A numbered limited edition hardcover copy of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website. (a limit of 150 hardcovers will be produced, only 100 will be available through this campaign)

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    THE BAD-ASS FAERIE TALE

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    eSPEC BOOKS DIGITAL LIBRARY

    A digital DRM-free copy of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES plus DRM-Free copies of the full eSpec Books library (The Sister Paradox, POST, In the Lamplight, Issue in Doubt, In All Directions, The Society for the Preservation of CJ Henderson, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Gaslight & Grimm, Dogs of War, Man and Machine, The Best of Defending the Future, If We Had Known, or From the Archives), and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website.

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    MY PERSONAL BAD-ASS TUCKERIZATION

    Be featured in your own BAD-ASS FAERIES short story written by one of the authors in the series. If we have enough Tuckerizations the stories will be published in a brand-new Bad-Ass Faeries anthology: All Tuckered Out. If we do not receive sufficient Tuckerization pledges you will receive a DRM-free copy of the story and it will be published as a digital eShort. You will also receive a digital DRM-free copy and one print copy of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website.

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    JOIN THE WILD HUNT MC TUCKERIZATION

    Be featured in an original Wild Hunt MC story by Danielle Ackley-McPhail. If we have enough Tuckerizations the stories will be published in a brand-new Bad-Ass Faeries anthology: All Tuckered Out. If we do not receive sufficient Tuckerization pledges you will receive a DRM-free copy of the story and it will be published as a digital eShort. You will also receive a digital DRM-free copy and one print copy of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website.

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    JOHN L. FRENCH TUCKERIZATION

    Be featured in your own BAD-ASS FAERIES short story written by John L. French. If we have enough Tuckerizations the stories will be published in a brand-new Bad-Ass Faeries anthology: All Tuckered Out. If we do not receive sufficient Tuckerization pledges you will receive a DRM-free copy of the story and it will be published as a digital eShort. You will also receive a digital DRM-free copy and one print copy of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website.

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    PRETTY BAD-ASS

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    TRAVELLING IN PACKS

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    BIGGEST BAD-ASS AROUND

    Bundle any unclaimed pledge rewards totaling no more than the value of this pledge level (Subject to Availability. Must send a message indicating which rewards so they can be deactivated or diminished), print and digital DRM-free copies of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES, and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website.

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    eSPEC BOOKS PRINT LIBRARY

    A print copy of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES plus print copies of the full eSpec Books library (The Sister Paradox, POST, In the Lamplight, Issue in Doubt, In All Directions, The Society for the Preservation of CJ Henderson, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Gaslight & Grimm, Dogs of War, Man and Machine, The Best of Defending the Future, If We Had Known, or From the Archives), and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website.

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    DEDICATED BAD-ASS

    THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES will be dedicated to you or a person of your choosing. You will also receive two DRM-free copies and two print copies of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES and our thanks expressed in the back of the book and on the website.

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