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It's that time again! And so soon. We must stop meeting like this. People will talk.

The Indiegogo campaign for Imperial Blood, our 9th Adventurotica novel, has launched! We have a little over a month to raise the funds to get us through to January.

This is the vampire novel I was talking about. It's gothic in the literary sense, somewhat lyrical, definitely going to be overwrought, and it's going to be full of kinky stuff. As usual, mostly het, but with M/M and F/F sex too. Yay, fucking!

What's it about?

Lucky you! You can has trailer!



Or you can read this summary:

From his dark palace at the northernmost part of the world, the dread Emperor Acrisius rules over his vast empire. Once every hundred years, he sends for a girl of royal lineage to be brought to his court. None are ever seen again.

When Sibylla is called, she must go, not knowing what will become of her. She fears the summons will mean her death, but she finds herself entangled in the ancient, complex life of the Dark Lord: a man who lives on blood, destroys all he touches, and yearns for a lost love he can never regain. He will seek to make her his in more ways than she can imagine, and if she is to remain herself, she must resist.

Garath, the young knight who loves her, dares everything to follow her into the north, willing to brave darkness, cold, and terror to save her. He falls into the hands of Minaraja, the Emperor's first bride, a creature of deathless cruelty and unending spite. Roused to hunger by his youth and beauty, she seeks to break his spirit with pleasure and terror.

Sibylla and Garath must find their own way through this dark place of intrigue, passion, and death unending.


See what I mean? We wanted it to be a sort of . . . well, here, this is what we said on the campaign page:

"Imperial Blood is a bit of a departure from our usual tales of derring-do and pornified sex. It is going to be a kind of dark fable, intentionally taking all the tropes of the Gothic Romance and turning them inside out while still maintaining the feel and atmosphere. It's going to be serious, kink-heavy, and fantastical. The essential, central idea was 'A Beauty and the Beast story where Beauty becomes the Beast.' It's also a fun chance to p*ss all over Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey. It will feature male-dom and fem-dom BDSM, and while most of it will be het, girls will get it on with girls and guys will get it on with guys. Something for everyone, as long as you're kind of a perv."

Sargon's writing, I'm kink-consulting (Am I qualified for that? Can I get that on a business card?) and helping with sex scenes. I've read the first few chapters and I am definitely liking the tone and the places it's already going. Bad places.

Also! For those of you not so much into porn, vampires, or . . . vampire porn.



I'm offering these glass and wire ornaments in black and silvertone, instead of bookmarks. They're available a la carte, if you don't want us mailing random piles of porn to your place, which is probably understandable if you have unneutered pets who might Get Ideas or something. They're $25, and may I point out they make lovely gifts and it's not too early to think about the coming holidays. Yulepocalypse. Christmas. Or whatever you call it. They even come gift boxed so you don't have to worry about wrapping them!

AND FINALLY

Yes, I'm offering ponies again! Goth vampire ponies with optional fairy wings. At a slightly lower price this time, but they won't have as many accessories as the steamponies (pics coming), and I'm trying to move two, not just one plus a random drawing (which was fun). They WILL be fabulous. I'm seeing gothy eye makeup, maybe some flowing ribbons and/or fishnets, and possibly some fairy wings because I'd like to do more of those. And there's the NSFW bondage toys version. Yeah. Willing to go there.

So, stop by, or spread the word:

Imperial Blood, it will be awesome.

Now, oh my god, I need to use the sleep!

Date: 2013-10-02 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stormerider
Is that the emblem that's mentioned on IndieGogo? I ask because Flickr is being a sad panda right now...

Date: 2013-09-30 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaktothevoid.livejournal.com
This sounds SO awesome. Totally going to donate.
Oh, and please don't take this as me rushing you or anything if they haven't been done, I'm absolutely fine with waiting, but I was just wondering about the artwork perk from the last campaign -- it's not been sent out and lost in the mail, has it? I've had some trouble with things not arriving ot arriving late from overseas, which is why I'm asking.

Date: 2013-09-30 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sargon999.livejournal.com
There were just some unexpected delays on that (which we should have expected, since we've never done prints before) but the scans have been made and they WILL go out. Everyone who ordered one will get it if it kills us.

Date: 2013-09-30 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
Or if you meant the small original art pieces, I'm starting work on those this week! So you haven't missed anything!

Date: 2013-09-30 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaktothevoid.livejournal.com
Yep, those are what I meant. As I said, I don't mind waiting at all, I'm in no hurry :) Just wanted to know if the mail was fucking up again (I'm STILL waiting for some BJD clothes a lady from Sweden sent me more than two weeks ago -- it usually takes less than a week -- so I'm a bit stressed out about stuff getting lost ;) ).

Date: 2013-09-30 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaktothevoid.livejournal.com
Just donated :) I went for the site membership -- I LOVE serials, so I kind of had to. Not rich enough for a pony, sadly, but I'm looking forward to seeing their pictures when all is said and done and they're with their new people! :)

Date: 2013-09-30 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] btrflysgrbaby.livejournal.com
Yay! Double yay!

Date: 2013-09-30 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lunalelle.livejournal.com
Oh, just my kind of story. Give me the overwrought, precious, I wants it.

As soon as I have monies in my pocket, I'll be heading over to the campaign.

Date: 2013-10-01 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahfish.livejournal.com
Yes! I am excite!! I will contribute when I figure out how much I can contribute :/

Date: 2013-10-01 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltachild.livejournal.com
Hello! Can't wait to read this :)

Think I cocked up and ended up putting 'Deltachild' as my name on my shipping address by accident, which wouldn't normally be an issue but I used my work address. Closer to the time would it be ok if I prodded you and got my actual name put on the address instead (can't figure out how to this via the website!)?

Date: 2013-10-09 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cupcake-goth.livejournal.com
I've donated! Good vampire smut, with bonus Gothic Romance tropes? Yes, please, thank you.

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