What a Bargain! What a Bargain for YOU!!

Just saw on that you can get a USED copy of Duck Blood Soup for only $ What a deal! But I can beat that! I will send you a signed copy of DBS for only $ And if you’re willing to wait, Both Frank and Jim will sign your copy for only $ For $500 we will make sure you have your double-signed copy by Christmas. If you recently won Mega Millions, for the bargain price of $2,500,000 we will fly to your location and read it to you. What a great deal! Or you can...
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A Muskets and Magic Fantasy for the Holidays

These are not your typical fantasy creatures. When Eizenfeng’s leading wizards combine science with magic, the world changes dramatically. Technological advancements, coupled with racial and economic tensions propel the country toward war with a longtime ally. Three untrained and unlicensed wizards embark on a quest to save the girl’s father, rescue a giant, and prevent a war. Duck Blood Soup on Amazon: (Buy the paperback, get the kindle version free) Other platforms:
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Kindle Matchbook is now live

Duck Blood Soup is participating in Kindle Match Book. This means that if you buy the paperback version of the book, you are entitled to a free copy of the Kindle version. Details from Amazon: Introducing Kindle MatchBook For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $, $, $, or free. Look for Kindle MatchBook on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying titles. Buy the new print book first and then buy the Kindle book for $ or less.
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Match Book

Coming Soon: Duck Blood Soup is joining a new Amazon program called “Match Book”. For Duck Blood Soup, this will mean that if you buy the paper-back version, you will also get the Kindle version for free. More details to follow.
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Got it covered?

The paperback version of Duck Blood Soup arrived yesterday for proofing. It was exciting to hold a paperback version of the book and I really liked the way the text and cover turned out, but I have to wonder if a different cover would increase our readership. Currently the eBook and the paperback version have the map of Eizenfeng and Ozeanchor on the cover. The cover is fairly unique, which may draw attention to it, but is it too different and to amateur looking? I have some ideas for a more traditional cover, but I’m not sure if they...
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And the Winner Is…

We submitted the first line of Duck Blood Soup to a “first line” contest. Basically, send in the first line of the book (with no other information, not even the title) and the book with the best first line wins. Today, Duck Blood Soup was declared the winner.
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New Platforms Coming Soon

Starting today, Duck Blood Soup is no longer free through the Kindle Lending Library. What does that mean? Duck Blood Soup will soon be available on other e-readers such as Nook, iBooks, Sony Reader, Kobo, and so on. Duck Blood Soup will still be available on Kindle but will no longer be sold exclusively through We will keep you updated with a complete list of links where Duck Blood Soup can be purchased when they become available. Up first: Smashwords
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Free this weekend – May 25 and 26

Last weekend’s give-away was so good we’re doing it again. Duck Blood Soup is once again free on May 25 and 26. These are not your ordinary vampires. When Eizenfeng’s leading wizards combine science with magic, the world changes dramatically. Technological advancements, coupled with racial and economic tensions propel the country toward war with a longtime ally. Jeunelux is oblivious to the building turmoil; scorching days harvesting tomatoes and her annoying older brother are more pressing concerns. Suddenly, strange dreams that haunt her nights become reality. Jeunelux, along with two other untrained and unlicensed wizards embark on a...
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Manresa Cookbook

Many of the dishes described in Duck Blood Soup were actually prepared at Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, California. Chef David Kinch is publishing a new cookbook, and while I don’t know if it will have any of the food I describe in our book, one can hope. You can find out more at
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