Calling ARC Readers

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Hey Space Cadets, we’ve just finalized the third book in the Sleeping Legion Series, Operation Breakout.  It will go live later this month, and we’re looking for a few brave warriors to read the advance copy.  In exchange, I would ask you to consider leaving reviews on Amazon.  GoodReads too, if you’ve an account!  I value your opinion, so feel no pressure to be anything but as honest as you normally are on your reviews.  These reviews are what Amazon uses to determine the visibility authors get, and are thus crucial.  As advance readers, you play an important role in the publication process.  So I’m playing the bugle, will you answer the call?  If so, contact me here!  Just have the subject mentioning the request for an ARC copy!  Looking forward to getting into the trenches with you!

 

 

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 used on the Fair Use Doctrine.

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Marine Monday: Standard File Formation

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Hey Space Cadets, how are you today?  I’m great, though my wife is still recovering from her accident last week.  Some fool texting and driving rear ended her, and now we have the joys of dealing with insurance.  But she’s on the mend, and soon we will have a release date for Operation Breakout, which I’m excited to be able to share with you!  In fact, soon there will be a need for ARC readers, who will receive early access to the novel in exchange for an honest review on Amazon and/or GoodReads.

 

Now, onto today’s topic! Today’s Marine Monday is a continuation of previous discussions about combat tactics in an interstellar universe.  If you missed it, read about the previous formations here and here.  You really missed out, I’m not trying to make you feel guilty, but if you do…maybe that’s the universe telling you to check in on my blog more regularly!

 

So, the tactics of void combat!  Such tactics require fighting men and women to consider things in this spherical manner instead of on a plane.  However, some of terrestrial tactics will transfer and this is one example.  This doesn’t change the fact that it’s not just what is above you and around you, now it’s what’s below you and around you as well.  This obviously means that future warriors will have to be even more alert than their modern counterparts.  Further, the cost for making mistakes escalates when you are discussing combat in the vacuum of space or on inhospitable planets.  The universe is a harsh and unforgiving place where only the strong survive, which necessitates the adaptation of old tactics or the creation of new and constantly evolving ones for the battlefield.  What works today, might not work tomorrow, or at least not in the same way.

 

How do we know all of this?  Today we have another excerpt from one of the manuals purloined by our LegionLeaks hero!  Take a peak, before they come for us and it disappears forever!

 

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One of the afore mentioned tactics is the Standard File Formation.  Interested in knowing more?  Read the excerpt from their manual, and give it a quick look over!

 

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Hopefully this will whet your appetite for me, and if so you should pop on back next week where we look at another combat formation!

 

 

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

brown_bess

 JR

 

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

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No Marine Left Behind

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Hey Space Cadets, how are you guys doing?  I’m doing great, we found out from Podium Publishing that our narrator for the Sleeping Legion Series will be Jeffrey Kafer.  He’ll be recording them this summer, but since this is my first novel to become an audio book I don’t have any idea of the turn around.  I know there is likely some audio editing that has to happen, so when I know more I’ll share.  Also, Operation Breakout is now back from the editors so the timeline for final publication is fast approaching.  Finally, the novelette No Marine Left Behind is for sale on Amazon!

 

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

brown_bess

JR

 

–> As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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Marine Monday: Kaden Roy

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today?  Things are great here, my new novelette No Marine Left Behind will be released on Amazon on the 29th.  I’ll be at RavenCon at the end of April if anyone is going to be around.  Not on any panels, I’ll just be a guest like you.  If you see me around, don’t be afraid to say hi or throw rotten tomatoes or something.

 

So on to our regularly scheduled Marine Monday! Today I was leaked, by our friendly neighborhood LegionLeak source, the official bio of Marine Kaden Roy.  Remember, destroy this message after reading it so the anonymous source can live long enough to continually feed us excellent intelligence!  Without further ado, here is the leaked document!

 

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Hopefully you enjoyed this sneak peek into a certain special Marine’s official record.  If you did, stay tuned for next weeks as we anxiously wait for the latest documents smuggled our way!

 

 

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

brown_bess

JR

 

 

–> As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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Podium Publishing

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Hey Space Cadets, how are you doing?  Hopefully everyone is doing amazingly!  I’m working on rewriting the ending for Operation Breakout and wanted to take a break to give you some amazing news.  If you jump into the Handley Trenches, and join our newsletter, you’ll receive some free literature!  Not religious tracts, you’ll get a free copy of the prequel novella Demons of Kor-Lir and, for this week only, No Marine Left Behind.  It goes up for sale later this month, so check it out.

 

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Now, onto the topic of the day!  The fine people at Podium Publishing recently signed a contract for the audio rights for The Sleeping Legion Series.  We’re getting an audiobook.  I’ll keep the information coming as soon as I get it!  In the meantime, I checked out their company and was impressed.  They’ve got some amazing voice talent and the other books they’ve done are fantastic.  I’ll have good company, what more could I ask for?

 

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

brown_bess

 JR

 

  –> As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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Operation Breakout Update

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Hey Space Cadets, I won’t be getting out my World Building Wednesday today because I’m deep into the final editing of Operation Breakout.  By this time tomorrow, the third novel in the Sleeping Legion Series will be with my copy editor and then prepped for publication.  However, I don’t want to leave you with nothing.  For some happy news, my interview with the Dead Robot’s Society went live today.  Take a listen, it was a fun interview!

 

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

brown_bess

JR

 

  –> As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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Quick Editing Update

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Hey Space Cadets, just wanted to give you a quick update!  I’m still alive, I’m just deep into the final edits with Operation Breakout.  It’s looking even better than I’d hoped after Corey got his teeth into the story.  Until then, enjoy this awesome interview of one of my favorite authors, Terry Mixon.

 

 

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

brown_bess

JR

 

 –> As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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