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Acheron & Styxx: House of Didymos

Created by Sherrilyn McQueen

Acheron & Styxx took the world by storm. Now, fifteen years later, the immortal twins are united for the first time into a single set.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

 Phase One Support Ends June 30, 2024
11 days ago – Tue, May 14, 2024 at 01:29:26 PM

Phase One Support Ends June 30, 2024 
PHASE ONE refers to all previously shipped and digitally delivered rewards related to this campaign. This includes extra merchandise, added on merchandise, all Paladin boxes, Volume 1 & 2 (eBooks, hardbacks, trades) and Volume 3 & 4 eBooks. This does not include new purchases made after this update.

Bounced Shipments for Phase One Items.

If you moved or for any other reason your package was returned, we have reached out via email many times to arrange another mailing attempt. If you received an email, reply to it immediately so that we can get your returned rewards to you. If we do not hear from you by June 30, 2024, those rewards will be forfeited, and no attempt will be made to ship any remaining rewards to you without an address correction. There are no refunds. Thank you for understanding.

Incomplete Backer Surveys

For the few backers who never completed your survey, we have sent numerous emails since the campaign ended. We will attempt once more to reach you. If you fall into this group, you have not received any phase one rewards at all. Please complete your survey immediately. We will not be able to ship any rewards for these pledges after June 30, 2024, and we are unable to provide refunds.

Support will still be available for the following:

Volume 3, 4 and 5 hardbacks and trades, Volume 5 eBooks

eBooks for Volumes 3 and 4 are now available for download. Emails were sent to each backer who chose the Quarterly eBooks with your link. You can access them from your Backerkit account at any time:

Some backers have asked why we went ahead and released the eBooks for Volumes 3 & 4 before we shipped the physical books. We reevaluated the best and most expeditious way to serve our backers and fulfill everyone’s pledges for those books. Given the amount of technical support that was requested by backers during the fulfillment of Volumes 1 & 2, we didn’t want to have to stop shipping physical books in order to assist backers with downloads and answer emails during this phase of fulfillment. We wanted to make sure that once we received the physical books, all our time would be dedicated to shipping them as quickly as possible.

Volume 3 and 4 hardbacks and trades are still in the production phase and will begin shipping as soon as we have them in hand. Sherrilyn will update everyone with the details once they are available. You can ask her personal questions about that in her weekly chats: http://darkhunter.tv

Volume 5 is still in the creation phase and all versions, eBook, hardbacks and trades will be fully supported until the last package is shipped and received. Please note that no Volume 5 eBook will be released until after the last physical book has shipped to backers. Once we have shipped the last physical copy of Volume 5 to backers, we will then release the eBook link.

If you have questions about your rewards or the campaign, please email us directly at [email protected] as we are trying to fulfill orders and provide support for backers. Please make sure to include your first and last name, the email address you used for the pledge and your correct current physical mailing address. Without that information, we will not be able to find your pledge in order to assist you. In order for us to better concentrate on serving our backers, please note that we won’t be responding to messages about individual pledges or orders left in the Kickstarter comments section or any other online page, forum or discussion group. We need you to contact us directly through our email [email protected]

We deeply appreciate your patience, contribution and participation in bringing this dream project alive. We know from answering Sherrilyn’s emails all these years just how many fans have wanted to read these books together and it’s been a privilege to be able to finally give this to you. This has truly been a team effort between our small staff, the fans and Sherrilyn’s imagination. We work hard on providing backer and fan support for this project and everything else Sherrilyn McQueen/Kenyon. We can’t wait for everyone to have their full set of books to love and cherish for years to come, and we will be posting photos as soon as the books arrive and we begin shipping.

Thank you for your understanding, and please continue to be patient with us. We apologize again for the many unexpected delays, but be assured you will receive the next three book volumes just as soon as we can get them out to you.

Best always,

Jake, Kim & Staff

May 2024
23 days ago – Thu, May 02, 2024 at 08:02:21 AM

We're still waiting for Volumes 3 & 4 to come in. I know, I know. As soon as they some in, we will video the arrival and post it everywhere. Then start shipping immediately.

You can also catch Sherri & Carol live streaming on Thursdays on our YouTube and Facebook chats. https://www.facebook.com/mysherrilyn/

Volume 5 will ship after Volumes 3 & 4  do. Since we don't know how long it will take to get 3 & 4 out, we don't have an ETA on when Vol 5 will ship. Because we know how anxious everyone is to get their books, please note that we will post updates at the first of the month or sooner if something changes (unless we're out of town at an event-- then we'll do it as soon as we return home and are back online-- usually Tuesday or Wednesday after the event). Please keep an eye out for those emails the first week of the month barring an event, or please check the updates on this campaign page.

To be fair to all backers, the ebooks will go out when we start shipping the physical books. Those who bought the ebooks and haven't received 1 & 2 will find the download links on your backerkit page:  

You should also have a link your spam folder or email from when they were sent out months ago. Again, only the ebooks for Vol 1 & 2 have been sent. The rest will go out once we begin shipping the physical books.

If you have any questions in the meantime, the best way to get answers quickly is to email us directly at: [email protected]

We deeply appreciate everyone's patience. We're in the home stretch and we're hoping to get the books out to your eager hands just as quickly as we can.

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek from Savage!

    Shadow started away.
    “Who’s your father?”
    He stopped instantly. “What?”
    Xev’s common sense told him to stay silent, but he couldn’t. He wanted to know why Shadow was doing all this. “I know you’re my brother. You look too much like our mother. Which makes me wonder who fathered you.”
    Shadow let out a bitter laugh. “I’m part Naşāru.”
    They were divine protectors of humans. The absolute enemies of Azura and Noir. Always had been.
    “How is that even possible?”
    “I’m told that Azura and my father once loved each other. Desperately. Until our aunt seduced him in the guise of our mother to get back at both of them. Even though it was a trick Lilith used, Azura refused to forgive my father for it. She’s hated him ever since and Lilith, too.”
    “And you?”
    “Nothing more than a bitter reminder to my parents of what they once shared. I’m best left to shadows. Out of sight. Out of mind.”
    “I’m sorry.”
    “It’s all right. I don’t mind being the bane of their existence.”
    Shadow might say that, but Xev heard the bitterness in his voice. He knew the pain in his own heart. No matter how much you denied it, there was always that part that wanted the love of a mother and father. It was an innate need. A hunger that nothing really filled.
    “You can always call me brother.”
    Suspicion clouded Shadow’s eyes. “I appreciate what you’re saying. But time has taught me not to trust intentions no matter how pure they may seem.”
    “You can trust me.”
    “Famous last words.”
    Xev wished he could make his brother believe in him. Unlike the others, he would prove himself. Everyone needed family. Michi had taught him that. 
    And he would teach it to Shadow.
    Shadow gave him a dark, sinister stare. “Let me give you some advice, Xev. Learn to embrace your pain. Let it feed your need to survive. Your need to prove the world wrong. You’re not what they think you are. Be more than anyone expects. Most of all, you be you.”
    “What do you mean?”
    “We’re born of two worlds and belong to neither. Cast-offs. Hated nothings. No one expects anything of us. So defy them all. I’m only a demigod, but you, Xev ... you’re a full-blooded god. Learn your powers, pick a side and let no one tell you who you are or what to believe. Be defiant.”
    Be defiant. How easy Shadow made it sound. But Xev had no idea who he was.
    You will.
    He blinked at the sound of Shadow’s voice in his head.
    With a smile, Shadow clapped him on the back. “I believe in you, kid. And until you betray me, I’ll be here for you. And after you betray me, I’ll kill you.”

Thank you,

Jake, Kim, Sheri & Sherri

April 2024
about 2 months ago – Tue, Apr 02, 2024 at 03:12:34 PM

We're still waiting for Volumes 3 & 4 to come in. Because of that, we don't have a precise ETA at this time as to when they'll start shipping. As soon as we do, we will send out an update.

But it dawned on me last week while I was on the livestream with Carol that I forgot to post when the proofs came in. I guess because we posted the first two and there's not a lot of difference that it just didn't occur to me to post 3 & 4. But as you can see, these are just as beautiful as the first two. Sorry I forgot to post. I'll try and do better. I keep promising to remember to do better with my social media. My brain just doesn't think that way.

Volume 5 will ship after Volumes 3 & 4  do. Since we don't know how long it will take to get 3 & 4 out, we don't have an ETA on when Vol 5 will ship. Because we know how anxious everyone is to get their books, please note that we will post updates at the first of the month or sooner if something changes (unless we're out of town at an event-- then we'll do it as soon as we return home and are back online-- usually Tuesday or Wednesday after the event). Please keep an eye out for those emails the first week of the month barring an event, or please check the updates on this campaign page.

To be fair to all backers, the ebooks will go out when we start shipping the physical books. Those who bought the ebooks and haven't received 1 & 2 will find the download links on your backerkit page:  

You should also have a link your spam folder or email from when they were sent out months ago. Again, only the ebooks for Vol 1 & 2 have been sent. The rest will go out once we begin shipping the physical books.

If you have any questions in the meantime, the best way to get answers quickly is to email us directly at: [email protected]

While we wait, there are three great Kickstarter campaigns that you might want to check out. One launched today and it's really fun. Tropetails: A Cocktail and Mocktail Book For Bookworms: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/311439282/tropetails-a-cocktail-book-for-bookworms?ref=8e4r4l&token=e6944fde

CA Varian has a new Romantasy she's unleashed: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cavarian/crown-of-the-phoenix-trilogy-collectors-edition-omnibus

And my longtime friend, Kevin Anderson has one starting at the end of this month: 

We deeply appreciate everyone's patience. We're in the home stretch and we're hoping to get the books out to your eager hands just as quickly as we can.

Thank you,

Jake, Kim, Sheri & Sherri

March 2024
3 months ago – Tue, Mar 05, 2024 at 07:53:52 AM

We're still waiting for Volumes 3 & 4 to come in. Because of that, we don't have a precise ETA at this time as to when they'll start shipping. As soon as we do, we will send out an update.

Volume 5 will ship after Volumes 3 & 4  do. Since we don't know how long it will take to get 3 & 4 out, we don't have an ETA on when Vol 5 will ship. Because we know how anxious everyone is to get their books, please note that we will post updates at the first of the month or sooner if something changes (unless we're out of town at an event, such as March when we're in Huntsville for Comic Con-- then we'll do it as soon as we return home and are back online-- usually Tuesday or Wednesday after the event). Please keep an eye out for those emails the first week of the month barring an event, or please check the updates on this campaign page.

To be fair to all backers, the ebooks will go out when we start shipping the physical books. Those who bought the ebooks and haven't received 1 & 2 will find the download links on your backerkit page:  

You should also have a link your spam folder or email from when they were sent out months ago. Again, only the ebooks for Vol 1 & 2 have been sent. The rest will go out once we begin shipping the physical books.

If you have any questions in the meantime, the best way to get answers quickly is to email us directly at: [email protected]

We deeply appreciate everyone's patience. We're in the home stretch and we're hoping to get the books out to your eager hands just as quickly as we can.

Thank you,

Jake, Kim, Sheri & Sherri

February Update
4 months ago – Wed, Jan 31, 2024 at 06:24:27 PM

We're still waiting for Volumes 3 & 4 to come in. Because of that, we don't have a precise ETA at this time as to when they'll start shipping. As soon as we do, we will send out an update.

Volume 5 will ship after Volumes 3 & 4  do. Since we don't know how long it will take to get 3 & 4 out, we don't have an ETA on when Vol 5 will ship. Because we know how anxious everyone is to get their books, please note that we will post updates at the first of the month or sooner if something changes. Please keep an eye out for those emails the first week of the month, or please check the updates on this campaign page.

To be fair to all backers, the ebooks will go out when we start shipping the physical books. Those who bought the ebooks and haven't received 1 & 2 will find the download links on your backerkit page: 

You should also have a link your spam folder or email from when they were sent out months ago. Again, only the ebooks for Vol 1 & 2 have been sent. The rest will go out once we begin shipping the physical books.

If you have any questions in the meantime, the best way to get answers quickly is to email us directly at: [email protected]

We deeply appreciate everyone's patience. We're in the home stretch and we're hoping to get the books out to your eager hands just as quickly as we can.

Thank you,

Jake, Kim, Sheri & Sherri