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Underwood and Flinch

Bringing Mike Bennett's award-winning vampire novel from podcast to print.

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The Project

Hi there. My name is Mike Bennett, and I'm the author of the free audio podcast novels, Underwood and Flinch, and One Among the Sleepless. I'm also the author of the podcast short story collections, Hall of Mirrors: Tales of Horror and The Grotesque, Volumes One and Two.

I've set up this Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to help me bring my latest work, Underwood and Flinch from podcast to print. I want to make the novel available in all formats - ebook, a paperback, and a hardback.

I wrote Underwood and Flinch over a three year period. Once a chapter was finished, I podcast it to an ever-growing global audience of listeners who were always hungry for their latest fix of the story.

Now that it's finally completed, I want to publish the novel as a print and paper book, and I'm humbly asking for your help to cover the necessary production costs. Anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated, and to show my gratitude, I'm offering perks at every level of funding - but the really great thing is, the finest perk I could offer you is already available for to everyone - for free - and that is Underwood and Flinch, the audio novel. It's complete and ready for immediate download in 45 episodes from iTunes, UnderwoodAndFlinch.com, and Podiobooks.com.

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So, what is Underwood and Flinch all about?

All David Flinch ever wanted was a normal life.

But when you're a member of the Flinch family, normal has never been easy.

For hundreds of years, the eldest born male Flinch has been servant and guardian to the Lord Underwood. While the Flinches have changed through the generations, Underwood - a vampire - has been eternal. David had hoped to be spared the horror of serving his family's lord and master, but when he is summoned to the Flinch home in Spain by his dying older brother, he knows his luck has run out. Underwood must be resurrected from the grave in a ritual of human sacrifice, and David must be the man to do it. Because if he doesn't, an even greater evil than Underwood will rise: the evil that is David's sister. Underwood and Flinch is an epic horror-thriller that spans the centuries.

From the teeming slums of 18th Century London to an ex-pat community in modern-day Spain, Underwood and Flinch is an epic adventure that will grip you to the very last word.

But don't take my word for it, check out the listener reviews at your national iTunes store or at Podiobooks.com
 
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A selection of episode covers from the U&F podcast.

What I Need & What You Get

Writing and podcasting Underwood and Flinch has often been a full time job for me, but it's been a labour of love, not one of earnings. Consequently, now that the time comes for me to bring the book to print, my resources are almost depleted. I need your help to fund the costs of publishing it and getting it on sale. My hope is that once it's on sale, it will begin to generate returns, and those returns will help to fund me while I write Underwood and Flinch 2. In short, you'd be helping me start up as an independent novelist who can publish his own work and hopefully make a living from it. Could that happen? Well, at the time of writing this, there have been nearly two million MP3 downloads of Underwood and Flinch, so if that figure is anything to go by then yes, I believe it could.

Become A Patron of U&F

Your help would make you a patron of Underwood and Flinch, and you'd be recognised as such on a Patron's Page at the official U&F website www.UnderwoodAndFlinch.com and (with donations of $10 and over) in the book itself.

The Perks

Candle-Bearer

Everyone gets something, and at $5 you get an email of thanks from me with an attached Fundraiser Edition e-book of the U&F prequel short story, Night Crossing. This edition will have a special introduction page that states that it was given as part of the fundraiser to someone who helped make the book of U&F possible + You are listed on the Patron’s Page at UnderwoodandFlinch.com as a Candle Bearer. 

Blood Donor

At $10, you're in the book! You receive the above + a Fundraiser Edition e-book of Hall of Mirrors Volume One (featuring the stories Hair and Skin, The Grave, The Haslet Technique) with unique introduction page for this fundraiser + You are listed on the Patrons’ Page at UnderwoodAndFlinch.com and in the book, Underwood and Flinch as a Blood Donor.

Stake-Holder

At $25 you receive the above + a pre-release Fundraiser Edition e-book of Hall of Mirrors Volume 2 (Salvation, The Green Man, The Exterminators, Night Crossing) + pre-release Fundraiser Edition e-book of Hall of Mirrors Volume 3 (Trolls, Wet Velvet, Give Me a Hundred) + a signed postcard depicting the cover art of Underwood and Flinch mailed to your home + You are listed on U&F.com and in book of Underwood and Flinch as a Stake Holder.

Fang-Tastic!

At $50 you're Fang-Tastic! You receive the above + A pre-release, first edition ebook of Underwood and Flinch as soon as it's finished + A set of four signed postcards depicting the podcast covers of Underwood and Flinch, One Among the Sleepless, Hall of Mirrors Vol 1, and Vol 2. Mailed to your home + You are listed on U&F.com and in book of Underwood and Flinch as Fang-tastic!

Sect Member

Congratulations! At $100 you join Underwood's legion of servants, The Sect. You receive the above + A first edition, signed trade paperback copy of Underwood and Flinch, mailed to your home + An A4 certificate of Sect membership in your name and signed by Lord Underwood + You are listed on U&F.com and in book of Underwood and Flinch as a Sect Member.

Black Circle

At $250, you're thoroughly evil, so you get to join Lydia's gang, The Black Circle. You receive the ebooks listed above, the signed paperback of Underwood and Flinch, the four cards, the Sect certificate + A first edition, pre-release, signed hardback copy of Underwood and Flinch, mailed to your home + A short MP3 audio scene where Underwood and Flinch thank you personally and welcome you to the Sect, and Lydia welcomes you to the Black Circle + You are listed on U&F.com and in book Underwood and Flinch as Black Circle.

 

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Other Ways You Can Help

Finally, if you are interested in this project - or maybe have some friends whom you think may be - I'd greatly appreciate anything you might do to help raise awareness: a tweeted link, a Facebook link, a blog link, anything would be fabulous.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and remember, if you want Underwood and Flinch for free as an audio podcast, it's already yours - iTunes, UnderwoodAndFlinch.com, Podiobooks.com.

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