Kick Someone

Joshua is an author who writes muskets and magic type fantasies and he just launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of getting his book The Cerberus Rebellion into print. See details here.
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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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Book Reviews (Again)

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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Book Reviews on Amazon

Dear Readers, I hope you are enjoying the book, but please let us know either way. If you want to help us out, you can go to Amazon and click LIKE, add any keywords you think apply to the book or agree with the ones that are their, and if you are feeling especially helpful, leave a review of the book. Amazon Prime users :: Don’t forget you can still get Duck Blood Soup on your Kindle through the lending library and your favorite authors still get a buck or two out of the deal. Thanks for all the support,...
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Book Clubs.

I was at a party last night and a few friends mentioned that they would suggest our book for their book clubs, and said it would be really cool if I could attend the meeting when they discussed the book. I’m looking forward to it. Some others have suggested that we meet with book clubs via Skype or Google+. Let us know if you are interested.  
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