General Interest Newsletter: July 15, 2021

Welcome to Our July News Blast!

Hello, and welcome! Are you ready to hear more about what Duck Prints Press has been up to the last month? Then, read on…


Add Magic to Taste is an All-New Anthology of 20 Original Stories!

For Add Magic to Taste, 20 authors have come together to produce new, original short stories uniting four of our absolute favorite themes: queer relationships, fluff, magic, and coffee shops! Our diverse writers have created an even more diverse collection of stories guaranteed to sweeten your coffee and warm your tart.

Love wlw? So do we!

Love mlm? We’ve got you covered!

Love genderqueer characters? Raise those trans, enby, agender, and other flags high!

Love aces? Same, and we don’t (only) mean playing cards!

Love poly relationships? Hey, we’re sharing a brain!

We won’t say this anthology has it all – there are too many identities in the world for us to fit all of them into one anthology of 20 stories – but if you want some queer fluff and happy feelings, you’ve come to the right place. Add Magic to Taste features characters of different races, ethnicities, sexualities, romanticisms, gender identities, religions, and home nations, united by the common theme of finding someone (or more than one someone) to enjoy a muffin and a cuppa with – for today or for a lifetime, romantically or otherwise!

Each story is never-before-published, approximately 5,000 words long, and features each author’s unique take on our theme. Our beautiful digest-size trade paperback book features cover art by Liz Lee Illustrations (@lizleeillustration on Tumblr – with the potential for more art – see our stretch goals!) and formatting by Hermit Prints (@hermitwrites on Tumblr).

Interested? (OF COURSE YOU ARE!) Learn more!

The Kickstarter for Add Magic to Taste will run through Saturday, August 14th at 11 AM EDT – so follow us here, check it out, and if you want to support an awesome group of writers creating an amazing collection of fluffy queer stories – back our project!

Check it out NOW!

Now Available: Commit to the Kick by Tris Lawrence

Commit to the Kick Front Cover

“Commit to the Kick,” first book of the Twinned Trilogy, will be released in e-book form on June 21st, 2021, on the Duck Prints Press website!

Categories/Genres: Adult Audiences, Angst, College, eBook, Found Family, Friends to Lovers, Hurt/Comfort, MLM, Modern With Magic, Mystery, Novel, Sports

Tags: alcohol use, anger management issues, animal transformation, asexual character, bipoc character, bisexual character, black outs, characters are twins, college setting, demiromantic character, football, fraternity setting, fraught family dynamics, friends to lovers, homosexual character, magic users, minor character death, modern with magic, non-graphic sexual content, pansexual character, polyamory, pov third person limited, siblings, sports setting, taekwondo

Summary: For eighteen years, Alaric has lived under the cloying politics of family and his Clan community. His freshman year is supposed to be a chance to explore a world where Clan and his shapeshifting Talent isn’t central to his life. But when his inner bear bursts forth during his first football game, endangering those around him, Alaric realizes that it’s not so easy to ignore his past, or his own internalized anger.

In his quest for anger management, Alaric begins to train in taekwondo, and makes new friends in both sports. He finds that he is creating his own small community, where Clan, Mages, other Talents, and even humans come together and build their own found family.

When Alaric receives news that something has happened to his brother Orson, he must return and deal with his Clan and his place in their world. He discovers that old prejudices are still strong between Clan and Mage communities, but that both may be in danger from a creature long thought to be only a legend. Alaric must figure out how to move forward and prevent a war and protect both his home and newly built communities, his found family with him every step of the way.

Get your copy now, available through the store!

And, of course, we’ve got more in the works!

  • Our second Kickstarter project, for the anthology “And Seek (Not) to Alter Me,” will be launching in the fall
  • Hockey Bois by A.L. Heard will be released on Duck Prints Press’s website this summer.
  • The sequel to “Commit to the Kick” is slated for release this winter!
  • …and more, so stay tuned!

Thank you as always for your support – we’ve got so much exciting stuff coming over the next few weeks, and we can’t wait to share it all with you!

Claire Houck, Owner, Duck Prints Press LLC