Lionsheart – Kickstarter Fully Funded + Merch Stretch Goal!

Thank you! 😀

We’re fully funded in just 11 days – which means backers will now be able to get their hands on Lionsheart around two months before retailers do 🙂

And if you haven’t had a chance to pre-order, you can still do so, as there’s plenty of time left on the campaign.

Here are details on some of the reward options:

$5 – ebook, two months early
$15 – all 6 ebook set
$25 – paperback
$50 – reader cameo reward

Lionsheart – Kickstarter

The novel will soon go into editing, but in the meantime I’d still share sample chapters in the lead up to release, if you’re not able to pre-order.

However, if you’ve got any friends who like epic fantasy and you’re able to introduce them to this series that would be fantastic!

There are also some new merch-based rewards that will be available if we hit the Stretch Goal: a set of buttons, poster and t-shirt, which you can check out images of below 🙂

Thanks for taking a look, pre-ordering and spreading the word about Lionsheart!

Ashley

Lionsheart – Kickstarter is Live!

Morning all! My new kickstarter is now live, so if you’ve been keen to take a look at the final page you can do so via the link below:

Lionsheart – Kickstarter

I’ve launched a little early to hopefully give folks extra reading time leading up to the book’s release. I know the covid-19 virus is much upon everyone’s minds at present, so I do understand if few of you are in the mood for pre-ordering entertainment items.

But if you are in a fortunate place, and you enjoy the Bone Mask books as much as my Never stories, I think you’ll find some great bonuses here too.

Thanks for taking a look!

The Five Furies of Heaven – Out Now

Hello!

I know it’s been many moons since I posted on this blog, and perhaps longer since I posted about fiction here, but I wanted to say that I have a new release 🙂

 

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If you’ve already seen me posting about The Five Furies of Heaven on social media then you can just click on the image to choose a retailer 🙂

If all this is new then I’ve included a blurb below for a bit of context! This story is the start of a new series, separate from my other ongoing novels. Half-jokingly I refer to this story as a bit like D&D + the Tom Hanks film Big!

Fighting the insect hordes of a malevolent God isn’t easy when you’re a young man with no special talents.

While searching an old temple Kilek and his friends stumble across the Goddess Avendria who transforms them into heroes – all grown up, with weapons, magic, and skills.

But when she gives Kilek nothing at all – nothing except the impossible task of saving the lands – he must fight bitter doubts. Worse, a dark prince is massing his armies and more, agents of other Gods have been set loose in the world.

Only the long-lost dragons can turn the tide but Kilek must find them before it’s too late.

And somehow, he has to do it all without divine intervention.

 

Thanks to everyone who helped me with The Five Furies… – especially to my editor Amanda and Rebekah for the cover! (Oh, and the paperback is due next week.)

I’d also like to thank the readers who write to tell me that they’ve enjoyed my other stories over the years – I hope this one is worth the wait too 🙂

 

Ashley

 

PS – I hope to have some new poetry news (and poetry too) mid-year but I’m not sure of the timing just yet.

Book of Never Playing Cards – Out Now!

Hello! It’s been a little while since I posted here, and this one’s a fiction update actually – but there’s a poetry one right around the corner 😀

Today I wanted to mention that I have a deck of cards project based on some of my fiction and it’s out now, they’re based on my Book of Never-themed playing cards! You can actually grab one direct from the manufacturer already, the deck will contain:

  • Standard 54 card deck (the four suits + two jokers)
  • Glossy finish
  • Custom design for background and pips
  • Portrait-style character art for ‘royals’ by Lin Hsiang, the artist who does the Never book covers

I’m very happy about these being ready to share – it’s been nearly a year to the day since I first e-mailed Lin about creating the art, so it’s exciting for the project to come full circle now 🙂

 

I’ll have a few decks here with me soon but they’re more expensive for me to ship from Australia – though I’m still happy to do it, of course, if anyone would like me to. I had considered signing a few… but it’d be impossible without ruining the art. Maybe the box? I dunno – what would be better is if I could get the artists to sign, since they’ve done the real work here, but that could be tricky in terms of logistics.

In any event, if you are keen to order a set of cards they’re around $20 from the manufacturer (as per the link above) before shipping. (It’d be more like $30-50 w/shipping if you ordered from me, depending on how far away you are from Australia.)

If you do decide to order a set I hope you enjoy the art – there’s a fair few character images that I haven’t shared yet, but you can see the previously shared ones in this newsletter. Shawn T King who handled the design came up with going with silver and gold for the suit colours, to better contrast with the dark ‘regular’ card backgrounds, and I’m pretty thrilled with how everything looks! (Below is just an overview of the colour, the suits don’t mix silver and gold within themselves of course)

(On a bit of a side note, I’d love to know how fast the shipping tends to be if you get a deck, or what you thought about the art, so please feel free to send off a quick e-mail if you get the chance!)

 

Until later in the month!

Ashley

 

small town lazarus & teeth of the world – ebook release

Hi folks – here’s a quick note to let you know the ebook versions of my two new poetry collections are slowly filtering down to retailers – I see the Amazon territories and B&N are on it but other folks are lagging a bit.

Still, you can collect the slender teeth of the world for $2.99:

and small town lazarus is available for $3.99

if you’re more in the mood for free verse 🙂

Some links for print editions are back here from late last month – or you can sample some of the contents over at my Medium profile!

 

And once again, massive thanks to Vivid Covers (small town lazarus) and also Erik Ly (teeth of the world) for the covers!

Two New Poetry Collections!

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Good morning!

I’m just popping in to share some news – I’ve got two collections up for pre-order right now, after a fairly long poetry hiatus I’ve suddenly been pretty busy, one is free-verse and the other is a mix of haiku & senryu – just in case anyone was looking to pick up a Christmas present approximately 7 months early 😀

Most retailers have the paperback now but the ebook is trailing – however Book Depository has free postage at least!

https://www.bookdepository.com/Teeth-World-Ashley-Capes/9780648395720

https://www.bookdepository.com/Small-Town-Lazarus-Ashley-Capes/9780648395775

Otherwise, Amazon US has the live links too:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0648395774

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0648395723

 

And you can sample some of the poems in a future post, or over here right now at my Medium profile 🙂

Ashley

Kickstarter Campaign Ending Soon!

What’s smaller than 70? 46! 46 hrs to go on the Book of Never #6 Kickstarter, folks 😀

In case you haven’t come across this yet and also follow my fiction, you can see updates and notes on add-ons and stretch goals here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1157305546/the-phoenix-of-kiymako-an-epic-fantasy-novel/posts/2160334

And the image below has a link to the general campaign details!

The Phoenix of Kiymako – Kickstarter is Live!

And it’s finally time to launch!

The Kickstarter is live and if you’re a Never fan, here’s your chance to pre-order his 6th adventure – the one where he finally learns his true name!

Over on the kickstarter page you’ll see some great rewards for backing the campaign – one of which that I’ll mention here, is that folks who do pre-order the adventure will receive the novel in May whereas everyone else will have to wait until July 😀

Just click the image below to take a look!

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