Welcome to the Worlds of the Jewel!

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Welcome to the private readers’ group. I’m so glad you’re here! Connecting with readers is one of the most important–and most delightful–aspects of being an author. I count myself lucky every time I get the chance to connect with a reader, so you’re invited to contact me anytime via email at huntressATathenagraysonDOTcom, or through Facebook or Twitter, or at the handy-dandy contact form right here on this website. Now it’s my turn to thank you, with a special note from one decidedly notable resident of the Jewel system. I’ll let Enlightenment speak for himself:

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The worlds of the Star Empire’s Jewel system are many and varied, and as different in character as they are in landscape. As your emissary through the landscapes of the Jewel, I am honor-bound to extend my greatest efforts to showcase the wonders of my home system to travelers like yourself.

I was able to procure some artifacts from the Star Empire that preceded the Union precisely for this purpose! This lovely set of “Travelers’ Postcards” from the old Imperial Travel Bureau was a particularly delicious find, which I am delighted to present to you here.

Featuring four of the finest worlds in the system, this set of richly-colored postcards is ready for transmission! Simply click the download button below and you, too, will be in possession of a fine set of vintage memorabilia that will forever remind you of four of the most glittering gems touched by the warm light of the Jewel.

Download (downloads a high-resolution printable PDF)

Kindest regards,


Gentleman, Mauw, procurer of procurables, collector of collectables, de-stresser of damsels in distress

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What to Expect

“Please inundate me with spammy sales pitches,” said No One, Ever.

I want to take some time now to let you know what you can expect from me. Spammy sales pitches make Athena uncomfortable, and Athena gets nervous at contacting people more than a few times a month unless it’s really important. So I when I contact you, it’ll be because I have found something that makes me go, “Squee!” and I think it might make you go, “Squee!” too.

I usually retail my full-length books for $3.99 or $4.99. But I like to launch ’em at a discount, because I believe in rewarding my early adopters. When I’m ready to put up a discount pre-order or launch, you will be among the first to know. You’ll also get exclusive sneak-peeks at new stuff I’m working on that I don’t show anywhere else. Extra side-stories, bonus scenes, or artwork–you’ll see them here, first. You’ll also be the first to know when I’m opening an ARC (advance review copy) group for a new release–this means you get first crack at reading my new releases for free.

I won’t attempt to replace Bookbub in your heart or your inbox, but I occasionally contribute to group specials with other authors I respect. Sometimes these specials are only available to group members. It makes me happy to know that I’m helping you learn about a deal that’s not available anywhere else. I also run giveaways as a thank-you to my readers for all your support. Some of them are pretty big, like free kindles, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you know about a chance to win a free e-reader.

If we don’t share our excitement over good sci-fi media, it’ll get canceled and break our hearts, leaving us orphaned and desperate fans who didn’t support good TV/movies/games/etc. when we had a chance–so don’t you be afraid to let me know about new stuff you discover, too–we have to share! That also goes for real-life science discoveries big enough to make the news.



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