High School Reading Assignments

My daughters were complaining about the books they have as summer reading assignments for their high school reading classes. The issue isn’t with the reading, it is the choice of books that are made available to them. I started to read one of the books and I had to agree with my daughter about the slow start and lack of tension; and this was a book about murder. I understand that English teachers are looking for specific types of books to make the students think, but I wonder if they’ve read the books they are assigning and if they...
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Publishing

Duck Blood Soup – On Sale Now

Duck Blood Soup is now only $ at What’s more… At it is available FOR FREE until the end of July. Tell your friends. TEACHERS/EDUCATORS – If you would like to use Duck Blood Soup for your classrooms, send us an email or contact us on Facebook. We will provide you with paperback versions AT COST, or coupons for free electronic version from SmashWords.
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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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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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