Q. What is Raythe Reign?
Raythe Reign is a site for vivid, dark, erotic serial stories and graphic novel featuring gay (m/m, yaoi) and straight (m/f, het) pairings. Take great action, mystery/thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction stories and combine them with a ton of heat and you have Raythe Reign.
Like your favorite television series, the stories are updated with new chapters several times a month on a set schedule. Approximately 50,000 words are added a month. The graphic novels are each updated once a week. The end result of all this is that there’s something new posted EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Pick a story or graphic novel and start reading the chapters! The first FIVE chapters of the first book in a series are open to the public. The manga is for Members only and you must sign in to see it. We recommend you sign in right away, because that is the only way you can comment!
Q. What are Serial Stories?
Serial stories are stories that are not yet completed. New chapters are added every couple of weeks to them. They evolve and grow before your eyes. It's like a television series where you have to wait until next week to find out what happens. That means a serial story will take you on a roller coaster ride every chapter to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Q. How often are the stories and graphic novels updated?
Each story is updated twice a month with new chapters on a set SCHEDULE. Approximately 50,000 words are added a month.
Currently, The Dark Earth and DateAVampire.com are the two running manga. The Deep Within and The Artifact are on hiatus while the artwork is redone. See the SCHEDULE for this month's offerings. Each manga gets 2 pages a week! Can't wait to see how the story goes? You can purchase the individual manga in the shop.
Q. How does a Membership at Raythe Reign work?
You pay a flat monthly recurring fee (the highest you would ever pay is $9.95 a month, but if you buy multiple packs of months like a 3-month, 6-month or a 12-month, you'll pay progressively less) and get access to EVERYTHING on the site.
There are literally thousands of pages to read already and approximately 50,000 words a month are added to the stories. The two manga are updated with new pages every week as well. See the SCHEDULE for this month's offerings!
Q. What does "recurring" mean?
It means that the site will bill you every month, every three months, every six months, etc. unless you cancel your Membership. Don't worry if you cancel before the last day. You have access to the site until the time period you signed up for expires.
Q. How do I cancel my Membership?
If you are a Member, you can discontinue your Membership at any time.
VIA CREDIT CARD SIGNUP
If you paid via Eprocessing or Stripe, do the following:
1. Login to Raythe Reign .
2. Click on "Your Account" link on the top right hand corner
3. Click the tab labeled "Payments History"
4. Click the "Cancel" option by your current membership
VIA PAYPAL SIGNUP
If you have paid via PayPal, do the following:
1. Log in to your PayPal account.
2. Go to My Preapproved Payments and click on it (you can often find this if you click on your last payment to Raythe Reign and there will be a link.
3. Click on Raythe Reign.
4. Click Cancel.
5. Click Cancel Profile.
6. Click Cancel Subscription.
What these two processes do is stop the recurring charges every month (or every 3 months, or a year). You will still have normal access to the site until the date when the Membership would have renewed then your access will cease.
IMPORTANT: Please do not ask us to cancel your subscription for you. We cannot assist you in this (See PayPal payments, for example, you have to login to your PayPal account to cancel, which we CANNOT do).
Q. What is the Refund Policy?
Q. Can I pay for my Membership with a check?
Q. Can I pay for my Membership with PayPal?
Yes, you can! There's now a direct link on the payment page to pay through PayPal! Though if you pay with an e-check there is a delay of 3 to 5 business days until it will clear and you will have access to the site.
Some Paypal accounts will not allow the user to send an e-check and require a credit card, but not everyone has a credit card or wishes to get one; however, we can accommodate you by creating a manual account. This is how:
(3) A confirmation setup will be sent to you within 24 hours.
IMPORTANT: For the recurring charge, if the charge does not go through the first time, depending on how you have set up your PayPal account, PayPal will attempt to charge you again every five days for up to 15 days or longer EVEN IF YOU ATTEMPT TO CANCEL AFTER THE FIRST CHARGE. Why is that? PayPal believes that you owe the money and Raythe Reign cannot stop this charge. So please be aware of your PayPal settings and when your account recurs. >
Q. I do not live in the United States of American, can I still become a Member?
Absolutely! We accept non-United States of America-based credit cards and there is also a PayPal option.
Q. What if I want to change my Membership from say a 1-Month Recurring Membership to a 3-Month Recurring Membership?
Here’s how you do it:
(2) Click on the Your Account link in the upper right corner.
(3) Cancel your current Membership.
(4) If you are at the renew date of your current Membership then select the Membership you would like from the drop-down box.
(5) If you are not at the end of the current Membership, wait for it to expire and sign up for the Membership you want.
Memberships do not always stack and when PayPal is used, PayPal uses the date that you signed up on to determine when you should be billed again for the recurring charge.
Q. Does my subscription renew at the sale price or the full price?
For example, what if I bought a year membership for $50 last year, will it renew for $50 again this year? No. It renews at the FULL price. Please be aware of our cancellation and refund policy.
Q. What if am a former Member and I want to sign-up again using my old information?
Q. How do I update my credit card?
This is for E-Processing people only. You can login to the site and update your credit card information.
Q. Are the stories edited?
The stories on the site are NOT edited (the final books are edited by professional editors), because the pace and amount the author writes simply do not allow even for the use of a beta to keep on schedule.
More stories with more typos won out over less stories with less grammatical errors. You receive the rawest version of the stories, which you get to influence through your comments.
Q. Is there anything free to read?
Yes! There are literally hundreds of pages to read and see. The first several chapters of the first book of the stories are available for you to read for no charge.
Q. Is there an age-restriction to the site?
Yes. We're sorry. We know its a bummer, but you have to be at least 18 years-old to subscribe or purchase anything from Raythe Reign. This is an ADULT site. It's not a porn site, but clearly this is not a site for children. So wait until you're 18 before even trying to subscribe or buy e-material from us!
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Q. How do I add an avatar to my profile?
We have integrated the avatar served by gravatar.com. Join some of the other sites that use this service, you can use an image that follows you from site to site.
After creating an account at gravatar.com you can set your avatar and use multiple email addresses ( one of which must be the same as the one you use at raythereign.com)
Q. Am I allowed to email the stories and graphic novels to a friend? What about sharing a login with someone else?
No, sorry about that. The access to the site and the e-material are licensed to you and you alone. You can download the material to multiple devices, but you cannot send a copy to another person. Nor can you share a login. The subscriber login is for one person alone.
Besides being illegal, you are depriving the site and the artists of their fair royalties when you do either of these acts, which makes it harder for Raythe Reign to pay its bills and provide more content in the future. Even though sending on a file or sharing a login doesn’t “feel” like stealing, it is.
If we catch a violator, not only will your subscription to Raythe Reign be canceled, but we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law, which can include heavy fines and even imprisonment. So please do not do this! We love our readers and charge reasonable prices for the site. Do your part to stop copyright theft and support the site and the artists.
Q. Do the stories ever end?
Yes! In fact, the following novels are already completed: The Dark Earth: Dark Champion Book 1, The Deep Within, Price for Passage, Birth Rite, The Hunt Novella, The Artifact, The Erl-King, The Abyss: Blood Kin, The Abyss: Leaving Earth, Drakon, The Pact Book 1, The Pact Book 2, Cursed, The Darkening, Ghost: Neo-Tokyo, The Sea and many others will soon join that group making room for new stories to begin.
Q. Will the stories ever be published individually? And, if so, will they still be on the site?
Yes, click HERE to go to our store to see what individual works are available now! These books are professionally edited and they are DIFFERENT than the stories on the site.
The first drafts of the stories are on the site and remain there even after the individual books are created. Members' comments help shape the final work. Imagine being able to tell an author what you loved, hated and wanted changed in a story. Then imagine the author actually doing what you've asked and rewriting the story! That's how Raythe Reign works.
Current Members receive free e-copies of the edited stories for a set time when they are initially offered. You’ll see announcements about this! This does NOT apply to the manga. See Why are there manga for individual sale that aren’t yet on the site?
Q. Why are there manga for individual sale that aren't yet on the site?
The site posts approximately two pages of each manga a week. The cost to produce the manga is prohibitive to merely post it all on the site at a faster pace.
Also, we share royalties with our artists on individual sales. So if you don't wish to wait to see what happens in the manga, you can buy the individual books and satisfy your curiosity and support the artists further.
Click HERE to go to our store to see what's available for individual sale.
Q. I am an author and would like to submit my book to Raythe Reign.
Thank you for your interest, but we are not accepting submissions.
Q. I am an artist and would like to work for Raythe Reign.
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