Reviews

Thanks for the Tweet

Thanks to Dalton Cyr for the tweet promoting Duck Blood Soup to his 10K+ followers. Dalton Cyr 12 year old award winning singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist and Jax Beach native Dalton Cyr released his debut 11 song album “I’ll Be There”, entirely written and co-written by Cyr just two weeks after his 12th birthday. In late 2012 he did a six state tour to promote his album, join…
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Customer Comments: Sharon

Finished the book and enjoyed it a lot. Reviews up soon. I still think the title is a bit *odd* to put it kindly, but I understand why it was used after reading the book and I do like what you’ve done with the Sangre’s … not your sterotypical vampire at all. Will be interested to see where this goes as I suspect we’ll be seeing more battle scenes and I think some of those could be … well, interesting. I think it will also be interesting to see what the young magicians can do once they get some...
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Customer Review: S. Danner

Great book for anyone January 24, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Duck Blood Soup (The Caldarium War) (Kindle Edition) I have to start this review by saying that I am generally not a die-hard fantasy novel fan. I’ve read Lord of the Rings and that’s about it. So I read this book on a recommendation from a friend, and I was absolutely not disappointed! The book spends about 5-6 chapters building up the characters and plot, but after that, it’s pretty much non-stop action that leaves you continuously wanting more. The authors do such a good job...
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Customer Review: Stacey K

Can’t wait for the next book! January 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Duck Blood Soup (The Caldarium War) (Kindle Edition) I’m just going to get right into my pros and cons… Pros: 1. Hard to put down. I just wanted to keep reading and find out what was going to happen next. 2. There are characters to love and hate. Some of my personal favorites are Jeunelux, Dramian, Vilmish, and Groenendael. I can’t wait to keep reading their story lines. 3. Wizards…I love books (and movies) about wizards. I think most of us have fantasized about...
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Duck Blood Soup – Behind the scenes

Writing rule: Never kill off an underdeveloped character. It is okay to kill of an anonymous character, but it is not okay to kill off a partially developed character. Either take the time to develop the character enough so that the reader cares about them or kill off an anonymous character in their place. Example: Baron Amicone was never in danger of dying in Book 1 because he is underdeveloped at this point. Lt. Petrev Avidita on the other hand, …well…, let’s just say that his fate changed regularly between various edits.
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If you’ve read the book, please take a second to write a one or two line review at Also, I needed an excuse to put the purchase link back at the top.  Duck Blood Soup (The Caldarium War) 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 …
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Plotting Book 2

Starting to work on plot points for Book 2 (assuming Book 1 starts to take off). For me, plotting is asking a lot of “What If’s”. What if Character A is captured or killed? What if Character B is assassinated? What if Character B finds out what Character C is up to, or did they already know? What if we add a new Character to the mix? What if a third or fourth country has a vested interest in the outcome? That’s the fun part of writing – ask the right questions and let the characters dictate the rest...
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Pronunciation guide

In case you were wondering, here is the pronunciation guide that is going in (let me know if I missed any): Ansicht : ann zɪct Apso : ahp so Avidita : ah vi dee ta Beauceron : bo sir on Belette : bell let Botanik : bott en ick Chausie : chow see Chowmach : chow mach Conflence : con flenz Dramian : drey me un Eizenfeng : eye zen fang Euderma : you derm a Eumops : you mops Falkevik : fal kuh vick Garimet : gare ih met Garth : garth Genderalt : gen der alt Greta...
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