Patreon Perks

Quarterly Art Card. There are plenty of reasons to consider supporting me on Patreon. The higher your tier, the more lavish your returns. By now, you know about Bard & Barbarian, the exclusive tale with the added gloss of Travis Baldree’s narration. At every level, there are opportunities to receive mail, from occasional open offers to monthly mail drops. One of my favorites is the Quarterly Bubble Mailer, which I jokingly refer to as an avian courtship. And then there’s the Quarterly Art Card, which is coming up just in time for Dichotomy Day in June.

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This time around, patrons will receive “Heart of Wardenclave,” which features Waaseyaa and Zisa (Marked by Stars, Mikoto and the Reaver Village). The art card is 5″ x 5″ and is printed onto a heavy, cream-colored linen. Very summery. Very pretty. If you want to receive one, you’ll need to become a patron at the Twinkle tier ($4/month) or higher. Twinkles must request the art card. Higher tiers receive these mailings automatically.

Don’t forget, I have a community goal set for my Patreon account. Once I reach 400 patrons, I’ll begin posting Patreon-exclusive chapters of a novel-length serialization. Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons (Amaranthine Interludes, #2) will take readers back to Kikusawa. “Loosely based on the old Amaranthine tale, ‘The Wolf and the Moon Maiden,’ this serial will involve three sisters, twelve pledges, and the long-awaited stirring of a sleeping landmark.” We’re nudging higher every month (140 patrons as of this posting), and my notes for the book have me giddy. It’ll be worth the wait! ::twinkle::

“Heart of Wardenclave” | art by Nicko

ART: Heart of Wardenclave

Waaseyaa & Zisa. As we head toward release day for Mikoto and the Reaver Village, I’ve been encouraging folks to read/reread Marked by Stars (Songs of the Amaranthine, #1) because it tells the story of the founding of Wardenclave, which is where Mikoto’s story is set. Although it’s been simply ages, Amaranthine lifespans = recurring characters.

At the very center of Wardenclave are a dog, a tree, and his twin. Remember them?

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Glint sat on the ground, held out both hands, and found himself with his arms around a fabled imp. Would wonders never cease? “Do you have a name, boy? Or must I guess?”

“Brother named me.” With a flash of dimples and a flutter of lashes, he sweetly said, “I am Zisa.”

“It means orange,” Waaseyaa murmured.

“Welcome, Zisa. We’ve been waiting for you.”

“I know.” The child was suddenly nose-to-nose with Glint. “I know everything.”

Marked by Stars

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“Heart of Wardenclave” by Nicko

Mikoto and the Reaver Village (Amaranthine Saga, #4) is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Release Day is September 22. I’ll begin taking pre-orders for signed books on September 1. You can also shelve this book on Goodreads >>