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GOT IT/READ IT/HOOKED! Latest review of FReeper Jeff Head's Novel & a Status on Volume II.
FRMail | July 3, 2002 | okchemyst, Jeff Head

Posted on 07/03/2002 9:25:54 PM PDT by Jeff Head

Here is the latest review of "DRAGON'S FURY - BREATH OF FIRE" by FReeper Jeff Head, the first volume in a five part series about how current events lead to World War III. The review was written by Freeper okchemyst


Got it ... Read it ... Hooked!

OK, this book (and I usually don't like political intrigue/thrillers), has got me hooked. The only thing more addictive is Krispy Kreme Doughnuts! I'm ordering #2 as quickly as it is available.

I devoured book 1, despite being interrupted by work, kids, etc. The only thing I would have liked (if I didn't notice it, bear with me) would have been a glossary of terms, especially the abbreviations/acronyms, where I could just look for a particular one.

Now, for the effect: this book scared the hell out of me. The scenario is very plausible. I've worried for a long time about the "Aztlan contingency", some nation like China capitalizing on the unrest among Hispanics and offering them the bone of getting their old territories back if they help out.

I look forward to reading all of the series. SOON.

okchemyst in Oklahoma City


STATUS OF VOLUME I

Dragon's Fury - Breath of Fire continues to sell well for a "self-published" work available in print as a "print on demand" book on AMAZON.COM and as either an Adobe Ebook, or a Microsoft Reader Ebook.

Of the 1.4 million printed books available on Amazon, the book ranks consitantly in the 20,000 range, and occassionally has climbed into the 10,000 range.

As an eBook (much smaller maket) the book is consistantly ranking in the top five for both the Adobe Reader "Mysteries and Thriller" section and in the Microsoft Reader "Mysteries and Thrillers" section.

STATUS OF VOLUME II

Volume II of the series, Dragon's Fury - Trodden Under is now complete as an intital draft! All chapters are finished and the work is being edited/reviewed by the editing team (see acknowledgements). I expect to have those edits back this week and to have the book in a condition to submit to the distributor, LighningSource sometime next week. I have to add the edits, add maps, diagrams, illustrations and then reformat the manuscript for printing in order to do that.

This means the book should be available for purchase on Amazon as a printed, trade paperback format and as an ebook by the end of July (I hope). I intend to run all sales through Amazon for this volume and future volumes, unless and until the work is picked up by a large publisher.

I believe readers will find Volume II even more exciting, more intrigueing and more compelling than Volume I ... at least I hope and trust it is so ... I sure think it is!

Thank you to everyone who is waiting for VOlume II for your patience, and to SO many others for your encouragement, kind words and faith.


DRAGON'S FURY BOOK SERIES

A Series on the Coming Third World War


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: authorjeffhead; dragonsfuryseries; freeperauthors; fundamentalislam; redchinathreat; worldwariii
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A wonderful review by okchemyst and the latest information/status on Volume II.
1 posted on 07/03/2002 9:25:55 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: okchemyst
FYI, per our FRemail discussions. Thanks SO much for the review and have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!
2 posted on 07/03/2002 9:27:32 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

3 posted on 07/03/2002 9:28:26 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

4 posted on 07/03/2002 9:28:49 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

5 posted on 07/03/2002 9:29:17 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

6 posted on 07/03/2002 9:29:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

7 posted on 07/03/2002 9:30:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

8 posted on 07/03/2002 9:30:35 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

9 posted on 07/03/2002 9:30:57 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

10 posted on 07/03/2002 9:31:30 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

11 posted on 07/03/2002 9:32:03 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

12 posted on 07/03/2002 9:32:24 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Please have a wonderful, safe and a patriotic 4th!

13 posted on 07/03/2002 9:32:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
You too Jeff, have a great 4th!
14 posted on 07/03/2002 9:32:48 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: Jeff Head
Congrats, Jeff Head, and thanks for the ping.
15 posted on 07/03/2002 9:37:12 PM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: MissAmericanPie
Thanks.

I had my #3 daughter get married yesterday. It was a beautiful ceremony.

She had me play on the guitar a song I wrote for her a few days after she was born ... I added a new verse about her marriage and really clouded up. Played the song in a beautiful park immediately before she and her beau took their vows. The wife and I were shedding a few I don't mind telling you.

We must do all in our power to protect the marvelous, miraculous liberty we enjoy in this Republic ... and to attribute it to its source and well spring IMHO.

16 posted on 07/03/2002 9:38:03 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: RAT Patrol
You are very welcome.

And thanks so much for the congrats.

17 posted on 07/03/2002 9:39:06 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Very wise review

18 posted on 07/03/2002 9:40:18 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: Jeff Head
Jeff! Have a great and Patriotic 4th!

I hope to purchase as soon as I get some extra commission in, hopefully within the next two weeks. I saw the information when you were getting ready to publish Vol 1, but other things got in the way, but now I'm planning to get it -- it's my #1 priority (after God, Family and Country, of course) :)

BTW, what is the difference between Adobe and the MS reader? Does anyone have any recommendations as to which is better? I'm familiar with Adobe but not the MS product.

Again, God Bless on this 4th of July, and may we all stay safe as we celebrate.

John

P.S.
Jeff, could you add me to your ping list for Vol II and the following works? Thanks!
19 posted on 07/03/2002 9:45:15 PM PDT by Boomer Geezer
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To: Dubya
LOL! As always ... very good use of graphics.

Thanks, and a patriotic, happy, blessed and thankful July 4th to you and yours.

20 posted on 07/03/2002 9:46:10 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: AFellowInPhoenix
I will be happy to add you to my list.

Please let me know what you think about the book once you get it. Your timing will be good for Volume II too.

As to the differences between Adobe and MSReader ... both work well for eBooks. MSReader tends to make a smaller document which is nice, but I believe Adobe's display/font is marginally better. Both have good features in terms of bookmarks, etc.

Still, by far for me, the printed book is my preference. It's hard to get real cozy with a laptop or desktop ... and up here in the mountains, I still don't throw the laptop in a backback for jaunts into the hills. Just wouldn't be "getting away from it all" if I did.

21 posted on 07/03/2002 9:52:31 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Oh, that gave me chills, what a beautiful image of her wedding you painted. I can't imagine what it meant to her to have you sing at her wedding. I love when happy memories are made. Congratulations, and may God bless you and yours.
22 posted on 07/03/2002 9:52:53 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: Jeff Head
Happy 4th to you also.


23 posted on 07/03/2002 9:58:36 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: MissAmericanPie
I'm thinking about posting a thread on it ... but have to clear it through the wife and daughter and son-in-law.

It was so beautiful and SO representative of all we cherish and fight for ... but it was also personal and I must seek and respect their feelings before I share too much.

God bless you and yours.

24 posted on 07/03/2002 10:00:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Hi, Jeff. Take a day off tomorrow and have a great Fourth of July. Be independent. Get up early, cook breakfast for family, wash dishes and put the laundry in the washer. Go shoot some, and clean your own guns. A little independence goes a long way. ;-) Thanks for the ping. Best -- Dave
25 posted on 07/03/2002 10:03:48 PM PDT by Eastbound
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Jeff, congratulations on the wedding!!

Keep up the good work, at home, here, and for your country.

God's richest blessings to a wonderful Freeper.
26 posted on 07/03/2002 10:05:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Eastbound
Thanks bro, I will have a great 4th!

Get up early, cook breakfast for family, wash dishes and put the laundry in the washer. Go shoot some, and clean your own guns.

I do pretty good on those regularly ... could probably cook breakfast more often just to slow us down so we eat together more in the AM ... with teens in summer, it's hard to coral everyone.

Best to you and yours!

27 posted on 07/03/2002 10:07:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Thanks Jeff.

Regards and Happy 4th.

L

28 posted on 07/03/2002 10:07:51 PM PDT by Lurker
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To: Dubya

29 posted on 07/03/2002 10:08:48 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Brad's Gramma
Than you so much for those congrats and for His blessings!

As to the other, to the utmost of my ability ... I shall.

God's best to you and yours as well. We had the grandboy from number one daughter here for the wedding with his mom (our daughter) and dad and it added so much to the overall feeling for the event.

Two daughters wed and one to go ... then we'll see what happens with the two younger boys (17 and 13).

God bless you and yours for the anniversary of our Republic's inspired and miraculous birth.

30 posted on 07/03/2002 10:13:12 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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And a Happy 4th to you and yours my friend.

Hope all is well over there with you and that your plans as regards the west are progressing nicely.

31 posted on 07/03/2002 10:14:47 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
USMC BUMP

CLEBE McCLARY, USMC

32 posted on 07/03/2002 10:21:27 PM PDT by Dubya
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Jeff, congrats on your daughter's marriage.

I think my problem is that I need reading glasses. I see them in stores on the shelf, but I don't know how to get the right power??? I'm halfway serious here.
33 posted on 07/03/2002 10:28:44 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Dubya
"There's hope for America tonight," he declared. Referring to the education and affluence of Americans, he said our hope is not in learning or earning, but will be in turning. He cited II Chronicles 7:14­

"If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

An absolute and irrefutable Amen to that.

Semper Fi! Semper Paratus!

34 posted on 07/03/2002 10:31:10 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the update. No nibbles from any of the major publishers as yet?????? I wonder how Tom Clancy fared with his early works?

A safe and happy Independence Day to you and yours.

God bless.

FGS

35 posted on 07/03/2002 10:31:32 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake
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To: Jeff Head
Holy smoke, forgot to include my Congrats on the wedding! (So excited about your book LOL).

BTW, I went ahead and did it. According to Amazon there is one trade copy left, and one used (after my order).

B&N has 1 left too, if I read the page correctly, but I centered on Amazon as that is where I ordered it. I even sprung for extra charge on shipping so I'd get it Monday (a day off for me so I'm sure to get it and the snoopy neighbors don't LOL).

Again, have a great 4th!
36 posted on 07/03/2002 10:34:42 PM PDT by Boomer Geezer
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To: Fred Mertz
Thanks for the congrats! It was a wonderful time. A little warm in the western cut tux for the wedding and then for two hours with the reception.dance there in the park afterards. But lots of shade, lots of cool punch and memories no amount of heat can diminish.

On the glasses ... see an optomitrist. I have to get a new prescription for my glasses soon. Been several years and wear and tear, scratches and age or demanding something new soon. LOL!

FRegrds!

37 posted on 07/03/2002 10:38:16 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: AFellowInPhoenix
Thanks for the congrats. They made a very handsome couple and my daughter was about as beautiful a young bride as has ever graced God's green earth. A clear tie with her sister of four years ago, and just a tad behind another young bride some 24 years ago.

On the book order. Wow! Glad you will get it quickly. Thanks so much and I look forward to your comments.

Have a great holiday!

38 posted on 07/03/2002 10:43:14 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: ForGod'sSake
Several publisher's have seen the manuscript and not picked it up, indicating that for their "house" it asn;t quite right or some such. Several others currently looking at it.

That's okay though, I figure its own continued success will meet my goals (get the good message out to as many as I can) and may well breed further success of its own. Several other series have gone that way.

In the mean time ... I just keep pluggin' along on my own, doing the best I can.

39 posted on 07/03/2002 10:46:25 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
WTG Jeff! Can't wait to read it!
40 posted on 07/03/2002 10:50:57 PM PDT by brat
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To: brat
Thank you.

Please let me know what you think when you do, and please consider a short review on FR, Amazon and Barnes & Nobles if you are so inclined.

41 posted on 07/03/2002 10:54:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
This is all great news! Best wishes to the new bride and groom. We're anxiously awaiting Vol II.

Have a safe and glorious Independence Day.

42 posted on 07/03/2002 10:55:06 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn
Thank you my friend. I will certainly pass on the wishes to them both.

And equally, may the good Lord bless you and yours over the 4th and always! Thank you so much, as always for your faith, encouragement and support.

43 posted on 07/03/2002 11:00:08 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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JEFF! Congrats on your daughters wedding. Man, your an old softie...writting songs and poems and such. Makes me think your some kinda idealist or sumptin'! :)

Prayers for your daughter's new and happy marriage...and good luck with book #2.

Mike

44 posted on 07/03/2002 11:42:50 PM PDT by griffin
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To: griffin
Soft? ... I prefer ... sensetive! LOL!

Seriously though. Thanks for the prayers.

If they can both hold onto it, prayers and faith will get them through, no matter what is dealt up to them.

Book Two will be available soon. It's done, just being tidied and prettied up.

Take care bro ... hang tough over there your way.

45 posted on 07/03/2002 11:51:14 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: JohnHuang2
FYI.
46 posted on 07/03/2002 11:54:59 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Thank you Jeff, it has been so wonderful to meet you here at FR. God bless you and your loved ones always and a Happy July 4th.
47 posted on 07/04/2002 12:07:02 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Jeff Head
Bump! Congrats on your success with this. I had been going to order one straight from you so I could get it autographed. I'm still mulling... I'm doing a lot of house renovations at the moment (in fact the workers are banging away downstairs at this very moment) so I've been trying to budget somewhat. Here in the UK your book goes for 14.99 Pounds Sterling or 10 quid for the ebook. I'm a hard copy man myself- although I wouldn't actually mind having both formats.

I have a special bank account with the Royal Bank of Scotland that lets me order books, cds and dvds at a significant discount to Amazon plus FREE shipping. Hard to beat that. But the rub is, you have to do it over the telephone and read off all the ISBN numbers to see if they have the item or not, so we usually compile a big list of titles we want and do it all in one go. We have a pretty good list at the moment and your book is on it- we'll see if they have it or not and go from there.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is, if I were to get that book here to save myself some money at the moment, is there a way I could ship the book to you at a later date when I have some disposable cash and have you autograph it (assuming you'd want to autograph it)? I'd pay to have it shipped round trip of course. I don't know when this would be, but on down the road a piece for sure. At least a few months.

I look forward to reading it very much. I used to be a big Clancy fan but for some reason have skipped his later ones after I read Net Force (I liked the idea, but I thought he could've done more with it). I was also a big Stephen King fan but for the last few years I haven't had that fire to read whatever he wrote. It's like that sometimes, you get "author fatigue" I guess. But I've been wanting some new ideas in the war/techno thriller dep't to read and your book sounds like a great candidate. Can't wait to read it and when I do, I will give you some feedback!

48 posted on 07/04/2002 1:39:27 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Jeff Head
Thanks, Jeff. You too!
49 posted on 07/04/2002 4:12:12 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: Jeff Head
Sounds good.
50 posted on 07/04/2002 4:53:52 AM PDT by Victoria
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