Book Review: Starship Troopers

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment in my series of book reviews. As I write this, I’m trying not to go crazy from the emotional roller coaster that ending my series has become. It’s a bittersweet day, as I close the chapter on one series and move on to the next. Lance Scipio and I have had a good run, but now I’ve got to let him go. It’s harder than I thought, we’ve spent every waking moment together for the last two years.  But at least I have new projects to distract me! In addition to finishing the Sleeping Legion, I had an anthology that I’m in published a month ago.  I hope everyone enjoys it too, which you can still buy for 99c here! Finally, I recently hit “the end” on my super-duper secret project, sent it off to the editor, and now it’s back!  So yesterday I began the editing process, which I hope to finish this month. Ideally it’ll be off with the publisher before the month is over. I’ll let you know more when I can, but that’s all I can say for now. I’ll be working on my next project, but more about that in the days to come.

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Indie SciFy Video #16

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Hey Space Cadets, today I wanted to bring you some awesome little science fiction films.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these and I thought reviving it would be cool!  They’re indie productions, and very much worth watching!  I plan on posting another blog soon, but for today I need to work on getting my word counts up!  If you haven’t read the Sleeping Legion Series you should check it out! Now here’s a cool film!

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SciFy Shenanigans: Bonnie Milani

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today?  I’m doing amazing, taking a bit of time to spend with my family.  Just a wee bit of cabin fever, after being snowed in my the wintery wastelands, but I’ve managed to survive thus far!

 

While I’m locked indoors, I’m working on a couple of short stories and waiting for the edits on my super-duper secret project.  If you haven’t read my previous posts, my fourth book, Insurgency: Spartika, has been released into the untamed Amazonian jungles.  For those who haven’t already read my series, feel free to buy the entire Sleeping Legion series! I will be working on my next super-secret collaborative project, and reviewing my editors report on the previous classified novel.  I can’t wait to tell you about it, really!  I hate being such a tease, but, you know, lawyers.  Now on to today’s blog – our SciFy Shenanigans Interview with Bonnie Milani.

Let’s get right to the point of my latest blog posting!  Yes, I’ve gotten bit JR in Weedsby the interview bug!  I’ve started the Warrior Weekend Series, and the ‘SciFy Shenanigans’ series. The Shenanigans series serves to talk with other authors of science fiction, it’s the only requirement!

I like talking to authors about their latest books and their process.  They’ll be able to pitch their other stuff too, of course, but when authors have deep back catalogs, it’s hard not to get into the weeds with them.  Those weeds have grown too high, so I took a weed whacker to the mess.  Here are the final results!  Now grab your popcorn and enjoy the ride! Continue reading

Book Review: Tin Man

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment in my book review series. This one is a little different, as it’s a review of a short story that in the Galaxy’s Edge Universe I love. Reading this was my reward to myself for finishing the Super-Duper-Secret novel I was writing this month. Soon I’ll post the top books on my TBR list, in case you want to read along and be able to comment on my review of those books! I’ve also finished Starship Troopers, and I’ll be posting that soon as well!  I’ll plan on being more active on my blog in the new year with some exciting news, so stay tuned. Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

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Hey Space Cadets, I’m taking a quick break from loading the minivan to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  I hope your holiday season brings you nothing but joy and fond memories.  I’ll be radio silent until after this blog post, so I’ll wish you all the best, as you celebrate with your loved ones.  You’re all my favorite readers, and my holiday wishes are said with the utmost sincerity.  I’ve been hired to help NORAD track Santa’s sleigh, but then I’ve got two book reviews waiting in the wings next week!  Until then, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, or pleasant Yule.

 NORAD

 

Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry.

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JR

 

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Book Review: Operation Breakout by J.R. Handley

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Hey Space Cadets,

I just wanted to share an honest review of the third Sleeping Legion book! Matt did a stunning review of Operation Breakout, and I had to share it!

Respectfully,
JR

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51F3YWT1fvLSpoiler Free Summary: Operation Breakout byJ.R. Handley  is the third book in The Sleeping Legion series. I’ve read the others. Here’s the review for book one, and here’s the review for book two.

The Human Legion is still putting the pieces together following a crippling betrayal, but they’re fighting back. They’re working to take the continent while keeping a hold on their fragile, newly-formed union.

Character: I got frustrated with Lance’s arc in this. He’s still pretty much a badass, and it’s not so much the challenges he faced that bothered me; it was more the way he handled those challenges emotionally. Again, this book is great for readers who like fast-paced action, but there are too many characters in too few pages for me to keep straight. I have a few that I liked, but they didn’t get the air time I wanted. Honestly, these books always…

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SFF Book Bonanza

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Hey Space Cadets, how are you doing this fine day?  I’m doing well, still working on my super-duper secret project. Sigh, when will these things edit themselves?  Today I just wanted to let you know I have joined in with other authors for the

SFF Book Bonanza’s Science Fiction Fantasy Giveaway scheduled for December 18 – 24, 2017!  I am really excited to be working with this group again and hope you will take a look at the books being offered for $0.99.  I have two books in the promotion this time.  Insurgency: Spartika and the Expanding Universe 3!  I really appreciate being able to promote my books in this venue.  I hope you check it out!

Well, I hope you all enjoy this sale – it is back to planning my super-duper secret project for me.

 

Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry.

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JR

–>As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are videos used by JR Handley for use under fair doctrine.