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Only two days left in my Kickstarter drive

I have generally avoided asking people to help spread the word, but the whole purpose of writing these books was to bring in new readers. At this point in the campaign, I’m going to create this as a resource for people willing to share news in their own social media spaces.

For friends who prefer ebooks:

At the $12 pledge level, they’ll get THE WAY INTO CHAOS, the first book in the trilogy (including the Chris McGrath cover). The basic description of the series is right on the main Kickstarter page:


The (pre-edited) sample chapters start right here:


They’ll also get A KEY, AN EGG, AN UNFORTUNATE REMARK, the urban fantasy novel with a protagonist in her mid-sixties. The book is sort of like The Dresden Files if Harry Dresden was actually a cross between Auntie Mame and Gandalf. A more complete description can be found here:


They’ll also get the comic fantasy novelette my son wrote as part of the homeschool project, with cover art by Kathleen Kuchera:


Finally Also, they’ll also get a copy of TWENTY PALACES, the prequel to the books in my Del Rey series. More detail here:


And finally, we’ve just this morning unlocked the last book, a short fiction collection that will include the Twenty Palaces short “The Home Made Mask” along with other new and reprinted stories from me.

That’s a short fiction collection and three novels (plus the novelette my son wrote, with cover art) for only $12. For someone who is unfamiliar with my work, that strikes me as a pretty good deal.

At the $25 level, they’ll get all of the above and the other two books in the trilogy. That’s five novels all together, including all three of the Chris McGrath covers, plus the short fiction collection and the novelette.

If they’re gamers, too, then only $5 more will get a game supplement, too, so backers who play FATE Core can run a game in the setting of The Great Way. Also, as I write this, we’re only 30 new backers away from unlocking a FATE Core supplement for KEY/EGG It’s unlocked. There will be two FATE Core supplements for everyone at this level.

For people who prefer paper books,

Well, that’s a heavier lift, because the reward levels for the trade paperbacks are well above the typical market rate for books.

Twitter-friendly sample posts:

If you’re new to Harry Connolly’s fiction, the last hours of his Kickstarter have some good deals. http://kck.st/18DEKAL


Four ebooks for $12 and six for $25. Be sure to check out Harry Connolly’s fiction: http://kck.st/18DEKAL

Also! The hardcover omnibus edition offered at the King/Queen level and above is not going to be available after Saturday evening when the Kickstarter closes. If you’re the sort of person who likes rare (if not necessarily valuable) books, this will be the only opportunity to score a copy.

ADDED LATER: The new stretch goal is STRETCH GOAL: YOU, which means that backers can set a goal for them to create something they can share with all the other backers.

One of the option is an expanded writeup of the FATE Core Voidcallers game setting. Now, I’ve had people asking me for a Twenty Palaces rpg for a while and frankly, FATE’s Voidcallers is it. They capture the feel of the setting and the magic far better than I ever could.

So if you would like a Twenty Palaces rpg, help the campaign reach 1200 backers.

Also on offer in Stretch Goal: You: audio fiction, music, and I know someone else is working on a historical 20P game writeup.

I can’t pretend this isn’t exciting. Not just because of the numbers, but seeing other people jump in with their own ideas is a real thrill.

Thank you, everyone, for the support you’ve given me so far.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 17th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
Quick tip: if you fancy giving us a copy-and-pasteable blurb we can lift and post on social media, that's likely to be a popular tool.

I know that I'm knackered and don't really have the energy to write up a mini-press-release right now, but if I had one I could just copy and paste with a note at the front saying "This guy's last books were great, might well be worth a look", I would do.
Oct. 17th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea. I should have thought of that myself.

Sample posts added. Thank you!
Oct. 17th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
Posted on my Twitter as

Innovative fantasy writer Harry Connolly's Kickstarter has some good deals in the last hour - http://kck.st/18DEKAL
Oct. 17th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Modified it for Facebork too - anyone else can feel free to copy/paste if they like!

If you're looking for something genuinely different to read, Harry Connolly (author of brilliant hard-boiled urban fantasy in the past) is running a successful Kickstarter, and if you jump in now you can get his entire upcoming trilogy dirt-cheap plus some other very cool stuff. Definitely worth a look.


Edited at 2013-10-17 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oct. 17th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Wow. Thank you very much. I just got a handful of new pledges.
Oct. 18th, 2013 11:21 am (UTC)
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