Blood of the Stars: An Epic Fantasy Novel

A project in Phoenix, AZ by Karyne Norton

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Book 1 in an epic fantasy series with found family, reluctant royalty, blood magic, & descendants of Stars on the brink of war.
Backers: 405
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $16,204 of $500
Dates: Sep 5th -> Sep 27th (22 days)
Project By: Karyne Norton
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A 10th Stretch Goal? Why not?!

September 26th - via:
You've earned stickers! I'm pretty sure I can hear a few of you squealing over this one. And those of you who never voted for them, keep your groans to yourselves, because the poor sticker fans have waited SO long! It was a hard earned prize. But... (Read More)

Can we hit a 9th Stretch Goal? Go vote, just in case!

September 25th - via:
You picked coloring pages! As someone who loves the idea of coloring pages, but doesn't typically have the patience for them, I was so surprised by this win! Although you guys made it interesting. Stickers and the Q&A were both frontrunners at... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Poll #8 - Yes, the polls are back!

September 23rd - via:
Ready to vote again? Do you all know how creative you are? I've gotten so many great stretch goal ideas in comments and messages, many of which I have to file away for the next Kickstarter. If your suggestion didn't make this poll, it's probably on... (Read More)

We get special edition books! Now what...?

September 22nd - via:
Special Edition books are here! Last night we hit $12k, which means the special edition books have officially been earned. I sent a message to everyone who got their hardcover order in before the deadline to let them know their book will... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #6 Unlocked - Can we hit #7 before we're done?

September 20th - via:
We're getting a second map! 🫣 I feel so bad for the sticker voters. Some of them are even people I know personally, and it's so hard to face them when they lose like this. It isn't over until it's over, but for now... it's over, because we don't... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #5 Unlocked! Go vote for Stretch Goal Poll #6! Plus, the final stretch goal's a big one!

September 18th - via:
We're getting vellum inserts! This was the closest poll yet! But the vellum inserts won by a hair, so the vellum inserts it is! If you're among the 45.86% who are disappointed by this, keep reading. Actually, keep reading either way! For this next... (Read More)

IG Live + Numbers + Last Chance for Havok + MAP

September 15th - via:
Did you miss the IG Live? I held off sending this update because we've been hovering just under the next stretch goal, and I felt like the second I sent out an update, we'd hit it and then I'd have to awkwardly send out another update right on this... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 Unlocked! Go vote for the new Stretch Goal Poll!

September 12th - via:
We're getting an art diagram! I'm still not entirely sure if "art diagram" is the right name for it, but more than 100 of you voted and at least 60 of you wanted the illustration to represent the magic system, so that's what you're going to get! It... (Read More)

Need a Little Bonus?

September 11th - via:
A Bonus Backer Perk is here If you're not a superbacker (aka someone who has backed tons of projects and made lots of creator's dreams come true), the term "backer perk" might be a new one. Basically, it's an extra little freebie I'm throwing your... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked! Time to vote for Stretch Goal #4!

September 9th - via:
You're getting a glossary! You guys are blowing through the stretch goals! I'm determined to come up with more if need be, but I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. For now, we've hit $6k and you chose the glossary!  The world and character... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked, Stretch Goal Poll #3 is Up!

September 8th - via:
As of last night, we hit our second stretch goal! And because the choice was entirely up to you... We're getting the novella! I hope you guys are enjoying the polls because I'm weirdly excited by them. 🤣 I did NOT expect the novella to win by such... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Poll #2!

September 7th - via:
We're getting a map! Technically we earned the map yesterday afternoon. In fact, I sent out the update announcing the first stretch goal poll in the morning, and by the time I had it updated on the story and out on social media, we were only $16 shy... (Read More)

1 More Hour for Earlybird Deals + the 1st Stretch Goal Poll!

September 6th - via:
Last chance for FREE bookmarks! I have been absolutely floored by the excitement for this book. Knowing that almost 100 of you are going to be holding my book in your hands is mind-boggling. I can't wait to see pictures of it on everyone's shelves!... (Read More)

We're already over 200% funded!

September 5th - via:
We funded in less than an hour! Thank you all so much for your support today! I'm blown away by the fact that we funded so quickly. I was still trying to get my kids out the door for school when I realized we crossed the "funded" threshold, and by... (Read More)

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