I’m excited to announce a Special Offer I’m running along with the launch of the first book in A Practical Guide to Sorcery, A Conjuring of Ravens! This offer is available for only two weeks, through February 26.
All pledges at $7 or more will receive a faux-celerium Conduit keychain (in our world it’s known as raw quartz). This level also includes early access to the next 3 chapters of the story, which will be getting into Book 2, A Binding of Blood, and all the illustrated excerpts from Siobhan’s grimoire.
Pledges at $25 or more will also receive a personalized paperback copy of the book, with your name in it and a message from me on the first page, along with a signed bookplate sticker I designed for this story. The bookplate sticker is meant to go inside the book, but you can do whatever you want with it.
My goal here is to reach the 25 patrons milestone. When we reach that point, I will post an extra 2 chapters within the following week.
If we hit 35 total patrons, I will post a map of University grounds, big enough to have printed, and an omake chapter that you guys give suggestions for and vote on. It can be from any side character’s POV, and explore their experience of something that happened in A Conjuring of Ravens. Want to know what happened with the coppers or the Morrows after their fight with Siobhan at the end of Book 1? Want to know what a random side student feels like going to class with Sebastien Siverling, who doesn’t remember their name even after months in the same dorm and same classes? Want to see what schemes the girl who has a crush on Sebastien comes up with to get his attention? You guys decide what you want to see (though I will veto anything that would disrupt the plot, like seeing into an important character’s head on a topic that is supposed to remain hidden,) and I will write it.
If we somehow hit 50 total patrons by February 26, I will post 4 bonus chapters within a week, a map of University grounds, and either 2 omake chapters or 1 omake and your choice of Siobhan’s next illustrated grimoire excerpt.
What if I only pledge at $ 7+ for one month, then stop?
You will still get the Conduit keychain/personalizd paperback/bookplate sticker, as well as my thanks for your support, and will just lose access to the normal rewards of whatever tier you chose after your month of membership is up, like advance chapters and the grimoire excerpts.
What if I pledge at less than $7?
I won’t be able to send you any of the bonus physical gifts, but you will still get access to whatever rewards are available at the tier you choose, and you still get my sincere gratitude. Plus, if we get to the goal milestones, while you may not get early access to chapters, you’ll still get multiple releases in a week, and you’ll get the map and the omake chapter(s) at even the lowest tier! Patrons can be at any level–they do not need to be at $7 or above.
I’m already a Patron, what about me?
You’re set to get whatever rewards are available at your tier without doing anything, just make sure I have your correct mailing address if you’ve moved since becoming my patron. If you’re below the level for physical goods like the personalized paperback, and you would like to get them, you’ll need to upgrade your tier before the 26th.
What if I pledge at one of the higher tiers, like Archmage or Free-Caster?
You will get all of the the special offer gifts, as well as whatever rewards come with your tier normally. A spell of your design in the official story, or a short story with the characters and prompt of your choice.
Do you guys have any questions? Just let me know in the comments, or send me a message.
If you have friends who might be interested in this, let them know! More patrons, at any level, means a better chance for those goal milestone rewards.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the audiobook for the final Seeds of Chaos book. I’ve got good, bad, and more good news.
Good news #1: It’s in production! Natalie has the book and is working on it.
Bad news: Due to some unavoidable life issues Natalie’s been facing, recording has been slowed.
Good news #2: For those of you who are eager to listen now rather than wait until the whole audiobook is available for purchase, patrons at the $5 (Journeyman) tier can listen along as chapters are completed.
We hope to finish at least 2 chapters per week, and likely more than that.
Once the book is completed and live on Audible/iTunes, anyone who has contributed a lifetime amount of $15 or more will get a free Audible download code for the finalized audiobook. We’re not sure exactly when it’ll be available for regular purchase, but I’m hoping February or March.
Click here to become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/azaleaellis
Go here to listen to all current chapters: https://www.azaleaellis.com/audiobbooks/listen-to-gods-of-ash-and-amber/
You’ll need to be logged in as a patron to access that page.
Hopefully this will tide over those of you who’ve been waiting to experience the ending!
As always, Happy Reading!
I just got the completed first novel in the Practical Guide to Sorcery series back from my awesome line editor. We’ve made some changes made here and there. Mostly prose, but also some minor alterations to the story. “A Conjuring of Ravens” is going to be published around the end of January. (No pre-order links yet.)
If any of you are interested in reading a pre-release version of this book (Chapters 1-37, plus a prologue) before it’s officially available, I am looking to put together a Typo Hunting Team. This story has already been gone over several times, but inevitably things slip through the cracks, or mistakes are created while editing or tweaking other things. I want to get more sharp eyeballs on it.
Those of you who are interested can sign up here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/a1y2t4
As a thank you, people who join the team and complete the assignment will be getting a paperback copy of the published book, a signed bookplate sticker (it goes in the front of your book just like an author signature), and a $20 e-gift card to the bookstore of your choice.
Let me know if you have any questions!
As always, Happy Reading!