Get yer copy of Echo and download you some Strained Brains Podcast! (And leave a positive review for them as well!) :)

What the unintended BLAP is happening, all my fellow lovers who’ve gone a bit too hard at it and induced a gassy, slappy noise that hits us with the urge to giggle like schoolchildren—an urge which we all set aside because every single one of us is a Professional Fucker of the highest caliber?  (If you have to laugh, turn away and disguise it as a cough.  😉 )  This is just an afternoon reminder to grab yerselves a copy of Echo and download you some episodes of the Strained Brains podcast!  (And to leave a positive review for them as well!  🙂 )  Just to allay your fears: neither Echo nor my podcast are about trumpeting, fart-noised flesh-flaps; no way Mcbro-ski Mcbrosefs!  Echo’s all about cyborg super-soldiers, dark socioeconomic commentary, robo-beast monsters, and Kuh-RAAZY existential storytelling (that’s volume 4—hope it’s not too much; the preliminary responses have been positive)!  Also, if you’ve read any of my books, please remember to leave a positive review for them on Amazon.  Amazon reviews only takes a minute of your time, and you don’t need to have made a “verified purchase” in order to make them; you only need an Amazon account (in case you read my stuff through Kindle Unlimited or other means).  To give you an idea of how flatulence-free amazing positive Amazon reviews are to us indie authors, imagine this:  after dozens of years of study and meditation, you’ve managed to increase your IQ by 300 points.  But one day, you wake up to find that your filthy enemies have managed to roofie your Scooby Snacks, and incapacitate your giant-cerebrumed ass.  They’ve tied your arms and legs to a floor-bolted chair, and are slowly lowering Kim Kardashian toward your head, butt-first.

“HEH heh heh!” the lead henchman cackles.  “When your head is fully enveloped by her cheeks, your intelligence will lower by 98.56798%, and you too, will become trapped in a social media netherworld, where trolls, bros, and airheads are your only companions.  MOO HOO HA HA!”

No—NO!  You squeal and twist, swearing vengeance upon your oppressors, but just as her cheeks begin sliding over your scalp with a soft, fleshy whisper, Neil De Grasse Tyson bursts onto the scene and begins reciting that marvelous, quantum poetry he spews from his speak-hole on a regular basis.  Veins stand out on Kim’s forehead, and her face turns beet-red as she experiences an overload of logic.  She throws her head back and screams, “The horror—THE HORROR!” right before she begins vomiting organs out from her mouth.  Your captors flee before the baddest ass science communicator to ever walk the Earth, crying for their mommas.  YES!  See—that rush of relief you’d feel at not having your brainpower sucked up through a pair of Kardashian asscheeks is EXACTLY what we indie author/podcasters feel when we get a positive review on Amazon or iTunes!  So do your favorite indie author/podcaster (and perennial Man Child) Kent Wayne a super-duper-smarty favor and leave him a positive review on the ’Zons or the ’Tunes!  Thank You All and have a Good and Chill Night!!!  🙂 🙂 😀


Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here:  Vol. 1 on Kindle.  Vol. 2 on Kindle here:  Vol.2 on Kindle  Vol. 3 on Kindle here:  Vol. 3 on Kindle  Vol.4 on Kindle here:  Vol. 4 on Kindle  Echo Vol. 1 & 2 Combined Edition here:  Combined Edition  If you wanna hear me babble on about anything and everything, and strain my FREAKIN’ BRAIN, then here’s a link to my podcast:  Strained Brains!  It is on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play!  Please give it a listen and a five-star review!  Here’s the miscellaneous gear that I use to try and become an uber-human:  Optimization, and last but not least, my buddy Jumar Balacy has made a supercool microsite at!  Go check out his computer-based wizardry  🙂 🙂 😀

4 thoughts on “Get yer copy of Echo and download you some Strained Brains Podcast! (And leave a positive review for them as well!) :)

  1. Although this is not the type of book I would normally read, I think it is very well written and I would say that it is a real man’s book, full of the kind of fast-paced action and talk that would be very popular. I have been a nonfiction writer, Back in the day, I did read just about everything that John D. MacDonald wrote. I also read some Science Fiction, and I also liked to read John McPhee and a whole lot of art books, things on archaeology (one of my degrees) and also criminal justice (another of my degrees with a little law thrown in). And I read various other things as they come in contact with my consciousness. Your book, Echo (I looked at Echo 1) was, in my mind, technically very well handled. I think it is the kind of book that could make a good movie, the kind with one of the big male stars like Sylvester Stallone, etc. I would still give you a high rating. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to read the book, and I liked the way it was presented on Kindle. Very nice and very easy to read visually. Good luck with it. Anne

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  2. I am very glad to hear that. I think what you have mostly written about is something a part of you have lived in. I am very absolutely convinced of that. Please don’t apologize for anything you have written. You are a competent writer, and what is more, you had the guts and persistence to get your book into print (or Ebook as it were) and that is huge! I congratulate you. Being of the senior persuasion (if I can use a bit of humor about my age, the honorable 77 next month) I have had very different experiences in my life than you have, and so that is a very normal thing for us to relate to the world differently. As I was looking at yours, it came through pretty clearly to me that you have lived a part of this life you wrote about. Either that, or if I am wrong, you have watched every militant movie that was ever produced day and night, but I honestly do not believe that about you. There are things in your book that you could not have come up with unless you lived it somewhere along the line. So you have used it well, and it may also be very therapeutic for you as many things we write are for each of us.

    I did come from a long list of military men – Army mostly and then Air Force and also Navy. So I do have a little background, not directly as you, but things I can appreciate because I have been around it. The frustrations, the horrors, all the things that require great mental strength to get through even if you might not have done some of them directly, are part of my background too. Believe it or not, even though I have been given a woman’s body, I also when I was young, wanted to live part of the military life directly. Yes, I actually wanted to learn how to belly crawl (ok, they did that back then) over logs, etc. in the forest, and to be able to shoot a rifle or something larger. I wanted to go to countries I had never been to, and to discover everything in those places that I only knew from books. I wanted to wear a uniform and boots, and to run like the wind. I wanted to learn how to fight, and fight not for survival, but to fight. I still LOVE wrestling to this day, phony as part of it can be at times. So I CAN relate to the things that you write and have written, but reading them brings up a sort of frustration that only the barriers I grew up with as a woman creates. Had I been coming up as a woman today, things would be a lot different. I wonder how many women have felt this way over the centuries? Well, I do have on my blog something about women who secretly served during the Civil War (and it is from historical records, so not fiction).

    But I do have my secret bag of tricks too. When I was in archaeology in Arizona and Mexico and New Mexico, I was an excellent tree climber, and could shimmy up the tree and take infrared photography of the site too. And I have a very special skill with the forked stick, a skill few young people or even the elders would know about today. I may be persuaded to reveal it, for chances are you will not get it right.

    I think your skills as a writer, combined with ancient history and its peoples, could be something quite unique and refreshing. And perhaps to focus on descriptive words rather than cursing might be very refreshing too. It is done so much everywhere today, and I am by far no prude, but it takes something from the story when overused. A little of it goes a long way, and also giving yourself as a character in the book the ability to relate to the men who were with you in a way that you too understood what they were or must be feeling going through what they were could show a bit of humanity that will help others to see you as very real and doing what you need to do, but while truly caring about those on your team. Having lived the military life as a civilian, I certainly see the other side of it with those who are the leaders, etc. and that is in every realm of the military from the commanders down to the medical system and how they almost seemed like robots to those they served with and their families.

    This is intended to be constructive and not something to tear your skills as a writer down. And of course I am only one single reader of the senior persuasion, so doesn’t really carry much weight. I wish you well and commend you for doing what you have done. As I noted before, I sincerely congratulate you.

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    • I appreciate the well-thought out response! My only defense to the cursing is that in the actual military, I heard way more of it than I put in the book, haha! Also, in the actual military, it was way more boring and funny than what I put in the book, but the book is intended to be a dystopian reflection of my experience, so I hope that my artistic liberty is forgiven. As much as I’ve love/hated the military in my life, I actually only wanted to use it set up a segue into an existential conflict which Atriya must solve that doesn’t just relate to the military, but I believe relates to all endeavors. But this is way, WAY down the storyline in Echo 4, so if you stick with it that long, not only will I be flattered, but a little bit nervous, for I REALLY push the envelope past robots and magic. I think from what you’ve said, you’ve embodied the qualities that the military aspires to place in its members; somewhere along the line, I realized it’s the person that makes the uniform, not the uniform that makes the person. I’ve seen plenty of folks rely on their unit name and medals to excuse themselves from the timeless basics: discipline, attention to detail, audacity, etc. etc. I really don’t care what unit someone’s been in or how hard their selection was; if they don’t have those things and I can’t rely on them to do the job, then it doesn’t matter. That’s what I hope comes across in the writing; past all the cool gadgetry and sexy training, the fundamentals will always be there no matter what, and that means that no matter what profession, military or not, they are accessible to everyone. 🙂


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