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January 23, 2022

Listen to Conan the Space Monster?

Just a quick update to let you know that my latest release isn’t You Pay; We Slay as I had thought. Instead, it’s the audiobook edition of In The Wings.  That’s how it often works: the audiobook editions pop up at a random date a while after the eBook and paperback. For my story in this anthology, I bought a collection of Robert E. Howard Conan the Barbarian stories and read the lot. I wanted my alien space monster to play the role of Conan, you see. To be honest, I don’t think anyone will listen to the result and see any connection, but I don’t mind because I’m proud of my story and had a wonderful time doing my […]
March 5, 2018

Insurgency: Spartika audio out tomorrow. A free novel and more releases soon.

Mobilization News Update Attention listeners of the the Sleeping Legion in audio: the final chapter is out March 6th. That’s right, Insurgency: Spartika, narrated by the ever excellent Jeffrey Kafer is out via audible.com and amazon. If you have an audible subscription you can pre-order before the title comes live tomorrow with a spare Audible credit. If you buy or have already bought the Kindle edition, you will be able to add audio narration (which means you get the audiobook, basically — it’s called Whispersync for Voice) for a knock down price, although it sometimes takes a while before Amazon cranks all the handles to make that happen. If you haven’t tried the Sleeping Legion yet, head on over to […]
December 11, 2017

Book Launch: The Final Sleeping Legion Novel

Fantastic news for Sleeping Legion fans: the final instalment of the series will be launched on Friday, 15th December. Author JR Handley — aided by the editing team of Lauren Moore, Thomas Weaver Spence, and Corey Truax – has delivered a corker of a conclusion. Alien allies with their own agenda, buried relics and ancient mysteries revealed, and the secrets of Cardamine island rooted out by the barrel of the Marines ordered in to take Kalino – even some surprises from the Rakasa system where Lance Scipio earned his stripes in The Demons of Kor-Lir: you’ll encounter all this and more in Insurgency: Spartika. And, as the title, suggests, the final instalment features the baddest bad-ass on Tranquility: Spartika. When […]
November 22, 2017

Operation Breakout audio out now

Attention, Sleeping Legion audio fans! The third novel, produced by Podium Publishing and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer (Jay Allan’s Call to Arms, Daniel Arenson’s Earthrise, Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart… Ember War… you get the picture) is available from Audible now. If you have shiny Audible credits, this is where they need to go 🙂 You can get all  the Sleeping Legion audios from the same page on Amazon where you get the paperbacks and Kindle editions, and you can do so either by buying the audio outright, or by adding the reduced-price audio to a Kindle edition you’ve already bought. Sleeping Legion Amazon pages are here for USA,  UK,  CA,  AUS. If you’re into buying from Audible, the links are […]
October 9, 2017

Fortress Beta City audio ready to preorder

Attention, Sleeping Legion audio fans! The second novel, produced by Podium Publishing and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer (Jay Allan’s Call to Arms, Daniel Arenson’s Earthrise, Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart… Ember War… you get the picture) is available for pre-order from Audible now for release on 17th October. If you have shiny Audible credits, this is where they need to go 🙂 Here are links for: Fortress Beta City at Audible.com Fortress Beta City at Audible.co.uk The audio and whispersync for audio will be available soon directly from Amazon. The first Sleeping Legion novel, The Legion Awakes, is already out on audio. And if you want a taster, the prequel novella, The Demons of Kor-Lir, is available to stream (but not […]
August 23, 2017

You got your ears on, Sleeping Legion fans?

The Sleeping Legion will arrive in audio over the next couple of weeks! Demons of Kor-Lir and The Legion Awakes are published by Podium Publishing and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer (who narrated Earthrise by Daniel Arenson, the Frontiers Saga by Ryk Brown, Blood on the Stars by Jay Allan, The Empire’s Corps by Chris Nuttall, War Eternal by M.R. Forbes, Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart and a whole host of other cool books that I can’t be bothered to type up.) I’ve heard the recordings myself and they are very classy. Demons of Kor-Lir is the prequel novella, and Podium will be releasing that around August 27th exclusively through AudFans.com. Now, this is a new place to me, as a […]
April 25, 2017

Operation Breakout is underway.

Bloodied yet defiant, the Legion survivors emerge from the Hardit onslaught. THE FIGHT BACK STARTS HERE… Lance Scipio and the defenders of Fortress Beta City have emerged from the Hardit onslaught, but to liberate an entire continent is a far greater challenge. Costly mistakes will be made, and to survive Lance must rely upon the most dangerous soldiers in the Sleeping Legion — impossible warriors who should not exist. But whose side are they really on…? If you’ve been waiting for the latest installment of the Sleeping Legion by JR Handley, then your wait is over. It’s available now. What’s more, for a brief period Operation Breakout will be at the special launch price of 99c to help get us some […]
April 13, 2017

The countdown to Operation Breakdown starts now

Bloodied yet defiant, the Legion fightback on Tranquility-4 starts here… Operation Breakout commences April 25th. Clear your diary because if you enjoyed The Legion Awakes and Fortress Beta City, you will want to move out with Lance Scipio and his comrades as they take the fight to the Hardits in this, the third novel in the Sleeping Legion series of bestselling military science fiction novels by JR Handley.  
March 4, 2017

For those in search of refreshment…

A sight for parched throats, following extensive personal testing I can attest that this device is suitable for coffee, whiskey, and coffee and whiskey. Other fluids to be used with this item at your own risk. A few diehard Legion crazies have been after swag for a long time now. I licensed all the images for this mug now, and I’ll be doing more. Best of all, now I have swag, I’ll be giving some away to random signed-up Legionaries every month. If you’re on the Legion books by the end of March, you’re in with a chance of  a mug guarded by Lance Scipio and his SA-71 carbine. You can always sign up for free here. If you can’t wait, you […]
March 2, 2017

Welcome to Thomas, our new copy editor

Today I welcome Thomas Weaver to the Legion team. Thomas is currently sharpening his copy editor’s eyeballs in readiness to receive the third Sleeping Legion novel, Operation Breakout, which is already with developmental editor, Corey Truax. Welcome, Thomas, welcome. Thomas Weaver is a writer, editor, and blogger who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a gamer friend from university needed someone to copyedit a screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that he greatly enjoys this kind of work, he’s been putting his uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. Thomas is disabled and […]