Okay, folks, the time has come! At end of day on April 17th we will be closing the ordering portal on SILK THREADS! So you have until then to purchase paperback or download ebook via:
I’m doing on e last push to try to get some more orders before we close down fulfillment because I under-estimated the shipping on the last batch of orders and now, whoops, I had to shell out that cost out of my own pocket instead of out of Kickstarter earnings. But if I can get ~20 orders or so, it’ll even back out. So spread the word! Last chance!
If you’re just hopping on this train for the first time: SILK THREADS is an erotic Japanese fantasy romance novella collection in three parts, written by me, Midori, and Laura Antoniou. Laura’s section is in a samurai-era past, Midori’s is in a magical shape-shifter present, and mine is in a cyberpunk future. We self-published it through Kickstarter in September 2019 and started shipping rewards to folks in December 2019. Thanks to Christmas printing delays, the Trump tariff war with the Chinese, the Canadian postal strike, and a couple of other snafus, the fulfillment of all the different reward levels took way longer than projected. The last 35 or so packages are going out this week, so that’s why we’re cutting things off now.
Well, and also because we’ve got a publisher! Riverdale Avenue Books will be taking over the book and distributing a bookstore edition through stores and e-tailers like Amazon!
There’s some chance that the bookstore edition will end up quite different from our Kickstarter edition. For one thing, Amazon may decide that the illustrations are too racy and they could block sale of the book until they are removed. They did that on my illustrated edition of The Prince’s Boy… even the illustrations I considered tame were too much for them.
And the cover. The gorgeous cover art by Stephanie Inagaki! Amazon may decide that a woman covered by her own hair is still a “nude” in which case… they could block the sale of the book the way they did for various books of mine in the past, including The Velderet, or Catt Kingsgrave’s One Saved to the Sea.
So if you want the book as we–the authors–intended, get it now, before you can’t get it anymore.