Friday John KU – AKA Don Massenzio Kindle Scout Effort

Introducing Kindle Scout Candidate – Blood Match – By Don Massenzio

blood match front coverBlood Match, a new thriller by Don Massenzio is currently a candidate in the Kindle Scout Program.

What is the Kindle Scout Program?

Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. … Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, an advance,  royalties and featured Amazon marketing.

A Little about the book:

Intelligence analyst Jake Balrich boards his Monday morning flight, as he has so many times, for routine field work. When the plan lands, a passenger fails to wake up. Jake soon realizes that the death was not accidental and that the murderous plot was meant for him.

The situation soon spins out of control with Balrich running for his life trying to prove his own innocence as he struggles with an unknown enemy that seems to guess his every move.

Blood Match is a terrorism thriller examines how far someone will go to reach the height of power and ambition with little regard for human life.

Follow Jake, Balrich as he enlists the help of Commander Brad Rafferty, to take down an enemy more powerful and dangerous than the United States has ever faced.

Some of you may recognize this story. It originally appeared as a weekly serial on my blog under the name Road Kill. The story has been reworked and many extras have been added to turn it into this novel.

Why is it a Kindle Scout Candidate?

If Don’s book is selected for publication by Kindle Scout, it can help take his writing to the next level in terms of exposure and recognition.

How can you help?

First and foremost, you can vote to nominate the book. The campaign goes up on September 20th at midnight and will continue through October 20th. You can vote for it and preview the opening of the book by clicking HERE.

How can you help even more?

Spread the word. Don has made it easy for you using something called Thunderclap. Thunderclap is a social media tool that allows you to effortlessly spread the word using your social media accounts with a pre-written message. All of your followers will receive the message. You can help by signing up for the Thunderclap campaign HERE.

What’s in it for you?

Apart from Don’s eternal gratitude, if his book is selected, you will receive a free pre-launch copy from Amazon and will have the opportunity to officially review it before its launch. That is a free book for you, but it also help, yet again, by allowing the book to launch with established reviews.


  1. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    Don’s new book.

    1. Thank you for the reblog, Suzanne.

    1. Thank you for sharing this.

      1. You are welcome. Best of Luck.

  2. Woo-hoo! Go, Don! I’ve already voted. It sounds like a great read!

  3. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I didn’t know much about this program…happy to learn about it. I went and voted… Best of luck.

  4. Best of luck to Don. I voted. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jan. I hope he gets there.

    2. Thank you so much, Jan

  5. I voted for your book–sounds like a winner!! Good luck

  6. Best of luck! My vote is in!

  7. Woot! Congrats to Don. I wasn’t familiar with Kindle Scout — thanks for the info. I clicked over and voted. Looks outstanding.
    John, I have your post ready for Sunday when I get up. (I can’t send you an advance link. Along with not sending me email notifications, WordPress took away my ability to pre-schedule…)
    Congratulations and best wishes to you and to Don. Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Teagan 😀

    2. Thank you so much, Teagan.

  8. Thanks for posting this, John.

    1. You are welcome, Don

    1. Thanks for the reblog. Don would like it.

  9. Best of luck with the new book Don! I’ll check out Thunderclap, in the meantime I shared on my Twitter feed.

    John, I LOVE the new look of your featured/header image!!!!

    1. Thank you so much.

    2. Notice the horizon? Level. I did find that the same tool is on my Mac editor so I can check horizons even after I download the photo. Thanks again.

      1. I did notice it straight-away! It looks wonderful. 🙂 I’m so glad you found the tool in your Mac editor!

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