Michael Grey is creating a Novel
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patrons

$8
per per chapter
Why Patreon?

My name’s Michael, and I have a story to tell.

I’ve been telling stories my whole life. When I was younger storytelling got me into a lot of trouble. And now that I'm older, it still gets me into trouble if I don’t choose my audience carefully. This is why writing is a godsend.

But enough about me. Let me tell you about the story….

I began writing Brood Parasites with a clear ending in mind, and a good one I thought. However, the story thought different, and it bucked and twisted as I tried to force it towards what, in my opinion, was a solid pre-determined conclusion. The story told me who was boss and that a new ending was inevitable, and that necessitated a rewrite. So here I am, excited and eager to see how this story will end, and I want to take you on the ride with me. This will be a journey of discovery for us both.

Why Should I Patreonise you?

You can patronise me anytime you like. But why should you become a Patreon? Because you like good fiction, you like adventure and fantasy, and most of all, you like a good story well told.

I’ll be posting 1 - 3 chapters a month which will be free to one and all. But if you patronise (the other meaning) $1.00 per month you will not only be making me strive to be the best damn writer I can be, you will get the chapter one week before it’s posted here and with links to files of your e-reader of choice.

And more than that, this will be a collaborative process. Which characters would you like to see more of? How do you think it will go? Let me know, speak up! This is your chance to influence the direction. As I said, this is a journey for both of us.

If you come with me on this journey and like what you see, when the novel is fully released I will compile physical copies and provide the files to backers free of charge, and will offer signed physical copies at minimum cost. If anyone falls in love with the world of Europa as much as I have and is flush enough to donate $75 I will write your own story set within the world around the subject of your choosing. How many other people would make you heroes of your own story?

Okay, Enough of That – What’s the Novel About?

I’m glad you asked. Brood Parasites is set in the canal city of Dunholm, on the edge of the war-torn continent of Europa. The nation of Gallia has overthrown its monarchy and is invading its neighbours one after another. So far Dunholm has been spared by the sea separating it from Europa’s mainland, but as the final nations opposing Gallia fall, that defense will not last forever.

As the government of Dunholm prepares to secure its borders a smuggler receives a mysterious delivery, sending into motion civil unrest which could leave Dunholm defenseless in the face of a Gallish invasion. Only a hired thug running from his military past, a young government aide fearful he will never prove himself a man, and a witch of ambiguous motives know of Dunholm’s danger, and whether they will act upon it.

So What Now?

Now we begin. On the front page of this project you will find the first chapter of Brood Parasites. Please, go read it, let me know what you think. How do you think it will go? Who do you think will survive to see the story’s end? If you’re willing we’ll find out together, and I can’t wait.

Michael



Not-So-Frequently Asked Question

"Wait, so I can effect the story's arc?"

Absolutely. One of Patreon's features is the open discourse between writer and reader.  If you like one character over another, let me know in the comments.  Tell me who you'd like to follow, what you think they'll do, what they'll find, and that could effect the narrative as I write.  Think of it a little like an adult choose your own adventure story.

"How long will the project run?"

I'll be posting 2-4 chapters per month, so we'll see.  If there's ever a month that my output isn't as high (two children and paying work take up a rather large portion of my time) I'll turn off the payments for that cycle, but the story will continue.  And I promise I'll make it up to you guys somehow.

"Stretch goals!  We wants 'em!"

You'll gets 'em, just as soon as I figure some out.

"Chocolate of vanilla?"

Neopolitan.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per per chapter
3 patrons
Early access to the next chapter of Brood Parasites, with links to the ebook file of your choice, and my sincerest thanks.
Pledge $2 or more per per chapter
0 patrons
Early access to the next chapter of Brood Parasites, with links to the ebook file of your choice, and my sincerester thanks.
Pledge $3 or more per per chapter
2 patrons
Early access to the next chapter of Brood Parasites, with links to the ebook file of your choice, and my sincerester-er thanks.
Why Patreon?

My name’s Michael, and I have a story to tell.

I’ve been telling stories my whole life. When I was younger storytelling got me into a lot of trouble. And now that I'm older, it still gets me into trouble if I don’t choose my audience carefully. This is why writing is a godsend.

But enough about me. Let me tell you about the story….

I began writing Brood Parasites with a clear ending in mind, and a good one I thought. However, the story thought different, and it bucked and twisted as I tried to force it towards what, in my opinion, was a solid pre-determined conclusion. The story told me who was boss and that a new ending was inevitable, and that necessitated a rewrite. So here I am, excited and eager to see how this story will end, and I want to take you on the ride with me. This will be a journey of discovery for us both.

Why Should I Patreonise you?

You can patronise me anytime you like. But why should you become a Patreon? Because you like good fiction, you like adventure and fantasy, and most of all, you like a good story well told.

I’ll be posting 1 - 3 chapters a month which will be free to one and all. But if you patronise (the other meaning) $1.00 per month you will not only be making me strive to be the best damn writer I can be, you will get the chapter one week before it’s posted here and with links to files of your e-reader of choice.

And more than that, this will be a collaborative process. Which characters would you like to see more of? How do you think it will go? Let me know, speak up! This is your chance to influence the direction. As I said, this is a journey for both of us.

If you come with me on this journey and like what you see, when the novel is fully released I will compile physical copies and provide the files to backers free of charge, and will offer signed physical copies at minimum cost. If anyone falls in love with the world of Europa as much as I have and is flush enough to donate $75 I will write your own story set within the world around the subject of your choosing. How many other people would make you heroes of your own story?

Okay, Enough of That – What’s the Novel About?

I’m glad you asked. Brood Parasites is set in the canal city of Dunholm, on the edge of the war-torn continent of Europa. The nation of Gallia has overthrown its monarchy and is invading its neighbours one after another. So far Dunholm has been spared by the sea separating it from Europa’s mainland, but as the final nations opposing Gallia fall, that defense will not last forever.

As the government of Dunholm prepares to secure its borders a smuggler receives a mysterious delivery, sending into motion civil unrest which could leave Dunholm defenseless in the face of a Gallish invasion. Only a hired thug running from his military past, a young government aide fearful he will never prove himself a man, and a witch of ambiguous motives know of Dunholm’s danger, and whether they will act upon it.

So What Now?

Now we begin. On the front page of this project you will find the first chapter of Brood Parasites. Please, go read it, let me know what you think. How do you think it will go? Who do you think will survive to see the story’s end? If you’re willing we’ll find out together, and I can’t wait.

Michael



Not-So-Frequently Asked Question

"Wait, so I can effect the story's arc?"

Absolutely. One of Patreon's features is the open discourse between writer and reader.  If you like one character over another, let me know in the comments.  Tell me who you'd like to follow, what you think they'll do, what they'll find, and that could effect the narrative as I write.  Think of it a little like an adult choose your own adventure story.

"How long will the project run?"

I'll be posting 2-4 chapters per month, so we'll see.  If there's ever a month that my output isn't as high (two children and paying work take up a rather large portion of my time) I'll turn off the payments for that cycle, but the story will continue.  And I promise I'll make it up to you guys somehow.

"Stretch goals!  We wants 'em!"

You'll gets 'em, just as soon as I figure some out.

"Chocolate of vanilla?"

Neopolitan.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per per chapter
3 patrons
Early access to the next chapter of Brood Parasites, with links to the ebook file of your choice, and my sincerest thanks.
Pledge $2 or more per per chapter
0 patrons
Early access to the next chapter of Brood Parasites, with links to the ebook file of your choice, and my sincerester thanks.
Pledge $3 or more per per chapter
2 patrons
Early access to the next chapter of Brood Parasites, with links to the ebook file of your choice, and my sincerester-er thanks.