Patreon! (aka sponsorship, aka feed-a-starving-artist)

I’ve recently decided to give Patreon a go, and see if it works out for author/artist hybrids like myself as well as it does for folks in the webcomics industry.  Can’t hurt to try, right?

So, what is Patreon, I hear you ask?

Patreon is pretty cool, that’s what it is.  It is to sponsorship deals what Kickstarter is to fundraising campaigns.  In modern days, the word “patron” has become synonymous with “customer”, but it wasn’t always that way.  In Ancient Rome, a patron (Latin, patronus) was someone of greater wealth and power that provided financial backing to their clients (Latin, cliens).  The relationship was generally mutually beneficial to both parties, and worked in a similar way to sponsorships that you see in modern times between famous athletes and big brand businesses – the athlete gets money, and the brand gets advertising.  It’s mutually beneficial.

Patreon brings that concept down to a personal scale.  It allows you, the potential patron, to agree to provide a small monthly stipend to me, the client, in order to help me keep producing the work that you love.  In return, you get lots of warm fuzzies, and access to certain privileges that my normal readers don’t get.

The cool thing about Patreon is that it lets you pick the amount that you can afford, and you can change or stop your contribution at any time.  If you can afford to contribute $100.00 a month, AWESOME!  If you can only afford $1.00 a month, that’s totally fine, too.  You get to pick what fits in with your budget.  Not only that, but your personal details are held securely by Patreon, so you don’t even need to worry about me seeing who you are, unless you want to.

So, what was that about benefits?

It wouldn’t be much fun without them, would it?  To start with, my selection of benefits is going to be pretty small, but once we start getting more sponsors then I’ll try and expand it.  

The following are available to Patreon Sponsors at the moment:

  • The Survivors: Enigma (a 33,000 word novella)
  • The Survivors Wallpapers Pack 

More will be coming as they’re added, though!

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Interested?  Want to read more about becoming a V. L. Dreyer Sponsor?

Click here to check out my Patreon page!

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At First Blush

Dawn Fitzpatrick #1

A tale of childhood sweethearts separated by cruel fate, with a twist: One of the children is human. The other is a Nereidis, a member of a race of powerful super-humans who live in secret beneath the sea.

GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE
LENGTH: 224 PAGES (56,000 WORDS)
VARIANTS: SPICY or SWEET
RELEASE DATE: 1st of February 2016

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The Survivors: Heroic Edition

A tale of love, hope, and humanity set in the wilds of post-apocalyptic New Zealand. Ten years after a lethal virus brought humanity to the verge of extinction, a handful of survivors must put aside their differences and learn to live and love again.

GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 1600 PAGES (400,000 WORDS)
CONTAINS: BOOKS I, II, III & IV

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The Survivors Book I: Summer

A tale of love, hope, and humanity set in the wilds of post-apocalyptic New Zealand. Ten years after a lethal virus brought humanity to the verge of extinction, a handful of survivors must put aside their differences and learn to live and love again.

GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK I OF IV

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The Survivors Book II: Autumn

A tale of love, hope, and humanity set in the wilds of post-apocalyptic New Zealand. Ten years after a lethal virus brought humanity to the verge of extinction, a handful of survivors must put aside their differences and learn to live and love again.

GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK II OF IV

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The Survivors Book III: Winter

A tale of love, hope, and humanity set in the wilds of post-apocalyptic New Zealand. Ten years after a lethal virus brought humanity to the verge of extinction, a handful of survivors must put aside their differences and learn to live and love again.

GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK III OF IV

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The Survivors Book IV: Spring

A tale of love, hope, and humanity set in the wilds of post-apocalyptic New Zealand. Ten years after a lethal virus brought humanity to the verge of extinction, a handful of survivors must put aside their differences and learn to live and love again.

GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK IV OF IV

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The Survivors: In A Heartbeat

A 5,000 word short story detailing the events in Michael's life just a few days before he and Sandy met, and the tragic loss of someone very precious to him.

GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 20 PAGES (5,000 WORDS)

The Immortality Clause

Claudia Bell #1

What do you get when you combine a spunky, determined young law graduate, a sexy Italian lawyer, and a ruthless cabal of shadowy immortals bent on world domination? The Immortality Clause, that's what!

GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE
LENGTH: 235 PAGES (54,000 WORDS)
VARIANTS: SPICY or SWEET

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