Fifth Friday Promo

A few books from my friends. Blog post a little later.

Mad Genius Club

Good morning, everyone! As we head into the weekend, I thought I’d leave you with a few suggestions for new reading material. I’ve either read the books listed below (or, in once case, wrote the book) or I know the author’s other works and can recommend the book based on their past performance. So here goes.

Risen from Ashes

Sam Schall

As a Marine, Ashlyn Shaw knew the day would come when she might not return from a mission. As an officer in the Fuerconese Marine Corps, all too often she faced the difficult duty of sending the men and women under her command to their deaths. Both were nightmares she, and so many like her, lived with. War was a cruel and costly endeavor, but one well worth the cost if it meant keeping their homeworld free.

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11 thoughts on “Fifth Friday Promo

  1. A few books from my friends.

    While that phrase indicates multiple promoted books, there seems but a single book promoted — and it isn’t displaying a cover. Is WP messing with me, is Chrome a crap browser? Is Win10 as rife with problems as earlier MS operating systems? Should I embrace the power of “and”?

    Is a “promoted” book one with cybernetic enhancements?

    Should I go away now?

    1. The links post full size when you don’t want them to, and they don’t post at all when you do want them to. Making WordPress the worst possible piece of crap… except for all the other, much worse pieces of crap.

      Really, we should be glad that any of this stuff works at all. I’ve seen the sausage being made, and that functionality results is a miracle.

    1. Yes — I see now that it reads “View original post 756 more words” at bottom.

      Stoopid WP.

    1. I don’t think it’s apples to apples; I’m not sure it’s even apples to pears, rather than apples and oranges.

      His job is to do the body-poetry that conveys the feel of a fight, especially to folks who don’t speak “fight.”

      So it has to be slower, flashier, and much more a spectacle than anybody in a tournament, much less a real fight, would be doing.

      It’s the same thing that turned me off on his physique, at least at first- it’s too much. I know muscles. Those aren’t work muscles, they’re show-muscles.

      After a few episodes, I was sold– because he is translating something visceral into something visual.


      That said, he’s such a geek I would be mildly startled if he wasn’t trained in at least one form of tournament type sword fighting.

      1. My idea of the proper response in a real fight:
        *Indiana Jones but shooting the SOB with a sword BEFORE he stops doing the fancy swordwork*

        1. Chuckle Chuckle

          Of course, if Indiana Jones didn’t have a gun, attacking the SOB before he finishes the “fancy swordwork” (with or without a sword) would work as well.

          After all, somebody doing fancy swordwork might more concerned about “not cutting himself” than about what the other person might do. 😈

          Oh, I suspect you’ve heard the “behind the scene story about why Harrison Ford shot the Arab”. 😀

          1. Well, not *as* well, but better than standing there like a dedicated casualty in a Ninja movie!

            (and yes, and I totally buy it)

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