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Taversia's at it again. Join us in bringing you Countess, the Sequel to Viscountess, the #Steampunk novel you all know and love.
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Sequel to Viscountess, a Novel by Taversia
As the heroine "Bern" weaves between two separate worlds, she must face the injustices of systemic oppression and abuse in its evilest forms, ensuring her place among the Castle in the Sky.

There are many words which best describe Bern - enduring, commanding, even *dominating*—all traits inherent to her genetic (perhaps, astrological) makeup. It is through this design she is able to harness the power of a magical key, with hope of fulfilling her destiny delivering the earth of its scourge... but first, she must escape the confines of her family's insane asylum.

Primary Project Goal:

The publishing and distribution of Countess, sequel to Viscountess - a novel by Model, Author, and Artist, Taversia - to be published by Holon, a next-generation Publishing Company and creative collective. Our unique collaboration on this - and many of our publishing projects - enables us to minimize costs and maximize efficiency. 

Secondary Project Goals: We're here to make a creative collective of awesome artists, writers, dancers, actors, scholars, and entrepreneurs - like you. 
At the time these rewards are being released, and we are all celebrating the new novel Countess, Holon will be celebrating three years in business. We would like to invite all of you to a special event in Bloomington, Indiana, at the release of this outstanding book, if this project's funding is successful.
You're not simply buying a book - you're participating in something much larger. Be a part of a growing creative community.

Viscountess Launch Party - Photo by Jennifer Smith
Viscountess Launch Party - Photo by Jennifer Smith

Stretch Goals: $4,000 + 
Completion of Viscountess + Countess "Short Movie" book trailers. 
$4,500 + Help Taversia finance her costume costs for the cover of the third book! 
$5,000 + Help fund extended promotions and distribution of Countess, Viscountess - as well as the publication of the third book. 
We will also make hardcover editions of both Viscountess and Countess!!!

Risks and challenges

Shipping has always been a pain in our butt when working with limited budgets - we don't anticipate any problems, but we know that shipping costs will impact the amount of money we will be able to invest in not only the stretch goals, but also in the promotions and advertising of Countess.

For Taversia's sake - we hope that we can break into our stretch goals. The project budget here primarily covers the cost of creating an outstanding product. We will promote that product with the best of our abilities, but we will need to come up with additional funding to actually advertise and distribute that product properly, in the way that a traditional publisher might. Help us break those goals, so that we may make the legacy of this series as epic as possible.

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    eBook edition of Countess, Pre-Release.

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    Signed, paperback edition of Countess, pre-release.

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    eBook edition of Countess & eBook edition of Viscountess.

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    eBook copy of Countess...
    AND Digital Download of Dragonfly - an EP by Jeremy Gotwals.

    Sent with love by both Publisher (Musician) and Author!

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    eBook edition and signed paperback edition of Countess! Pre-release. Special mention on twitter + 1 free Holon eBook of your choice.

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    A Paperback Copy of Countess... and a signed CD copy of Dragonfly - an EP by Jeremy Gotwals & Band.

    Shipped to you with Love by both Publisher and Author.

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    All of the above + Additional signed print of "Viscountess" predecessor to "Countess"
    + 2 additional Holon eBooks of your choice!

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    Signed, printed paperback copies of both Viscountess and Countess.
    One Holon paperback of your choice.

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    Paperback Copies of Viscountess and Countess.

    AND a CD copy of Dragonfly - a new EP by Jeremy Gotwals.

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    All of the above, and an Additional copy of "Countess"

    (Total of 3 Holon eBooks, 2 copies of Countess, and 1 copy of Viscountess).

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    All of the above +1 of 4 T-shirt designs of your choice & 1 free Holon paperback-book of your choice.

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    All of the above + another T-shirt design of your choice, and Taversia will draw a little doodle of you or anything you want to accompany her personalized signature in your copies of "Viscountess" & "Countess," + a personalized voice recorded message of Taversia thanking you for your pledge!

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    All of the above + another free Holon paperback book of your choice. As an official member of the "Holon Buzz," you will receive notice of upcoming Holon books before their release and have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of books before their release. You will get notice of VIP events and parties related to the Holon network.

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    All of the above + the other 2 T-shirts (all 4/4 designs) & collection of pinup 8"x11" art posters of Taversia dressed as main characters, Bern & the Viscountess, complete with personalized hand signature + red lipstick kiss! <3 xoxo... AND you will be mentioned in the book dedication page as an elite Kickstarter backer!

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    You get all the aforementioned, and you will be a minor character in the THIRD book.

    (Note on Delivery: the date for the release of the third book is not yet set. You will receive the rest of your perks by January, 2015).

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    (For businesses OR Authors) Get a professionally designed website AND logo for your business, designed by Holon, and a big box of Holon books, including both Countess and Viscountess!

    (You may choose which book selections for your box of books).

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    For Businesses OR Authors - Get a Logo and a Website designed by Holon, and multiple big boxes of Holon books, for your business. You can also get a free 7-day social media marketing trial with Holon AND an eBook published through us - if you're an author. Including both Countess and Viscountess.

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    You get all the perks except for the business perks, and you will be a minor character in THIS BOOK. This book this kickstarter is for, that comes out in December and gets shipped to you! OMG! WTF!

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    Publish another Author! YOU get to choose an author to be professionally edited, designed, and published, by Holon!

    Includes global distribution.
    Only includes promotions if the book is great!
    Also includes all perks from the $100 level.

    The book cannot include slander or hate speech. Inquire for further details at http://Holon.co/contact

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