Velvet Shadows: a Bridgerton meets Vamp Diaries dark romance

A project in Cambridge, UK by Maya Tate

Funding Successful

Foiled hardbacks of the first two books in The Crimson Court - an alternative Regency-era vamp romance series.
Backers: 61
Average Pledge Per Backer: £75

Funded: £4,552 of £500
Dates: May 31st -> Jun 21st (21 days)
Project By: Maya Tate
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: June 21 @ 10:12 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Audio commentary, book 3, payment plans, and the final stretch!

June 17th - via:
We did it! As I write this, we have hit 52 backers which means all tier backers will receive the flash reward of the audio commentary for books 1 & 2.  Plans for book 3 and the next campaignI have had a few questions asking what will be... (Read More)

Flash reward and some foiling news!

June 14th - via:
Woweee, folks, we are on the home stretch now!  Firstly, let me just say another enormous thank you for all of your engagement, shares and enthusiasm for this campaign so far. I am so unbelievably grateful to you for making this such a success.... (Read More)

We're getting foiled jackets!

June 10th - via:
Hooray folks, we did it! We've hit that £3k mark and everyone on the foiled tier will now be getting a foiled dust jacket for both Gilded Thorns and Velvet Shadows.  The hardcover foiling is silver for both books, so the question is whether you... (Read More)

The votes are in and NEW STRETCH GOAL!

June 5th - via:
Thanks to all of you who voted on the bookmark quote! It was a close call, but this was the winning quote: You can now add these double-sided foil bookmarks to any physical tier for £4 (approx $5.11) Our next stretch goal for £3k was going to be... (Read More)

We did it - Velvet Shadows has got the Project We Love badge!

June 4th - via:
Seeing this email pop into my inbox last night was not at ALL what I expected, but holy moly we did it! Kickstarter select a handful of projects that they believe are 'brilliant examples of creativity', so it feels awesome that they've given Velvet... (Read More)

Foiled bookmark add-ons - cast your vote! 🌹

June 3rd - via:
Hey folks! After a chat with one of my lovely backers, I've decided to get the foiled bookmarks ready for you as an add-on. These will be double-sided, gold foiled bookmarks (for those gilded roses) with a gorgeous matt finish and you'll be able to... (Read More)

Next stretch goal unlocked

May 31st - via:
Wow, you folks are awesome.  We are almost at the £2000 mark, which has blown my mind. Thank you thank you thank you! When we hit £1500, we unlocked digital colouring pages of Catrina's incredible hardcover illustrations.  We are also now looking... (Read More)

We're fully funded! ✨

May 31st - via:
Blimey folks, we funded in less than 30 minutes and as I write this we are tantalisingly close to reaching that £1k mark!  I am so enormously grateful to you all for helping get these gorgeous editions to print. This is a series that holds so much... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!