Review of Promise of Mercy by Author Kurt D. Springs

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Promise of Mercy

 

Deirdre watched as Marisa turned and looked at her. She was shocked when she saw the child in her enemy’s arms. The Gothowan woman turned away to shield the child. Deirdre saw the child’s face. The child was looking right at her. Her expression was more curious than frightened. Deirdre knew she could take the fugitive without touching the child. She reoriented her aim, and her finger began to tighten.

It is twenty-five years after the events of Price of Vengeance. Deirdre and her sisters have returned to their home planet of Etrusci after completing their training with the Finnian Shock Forces. Their homecoming plans are disrupted when their mother, High Priestess Celinia, and other leaders of the clergy are taken hostage, and their father, Colonel Liam O’Connor, disappears. In their desperate search for their father, they discover that the Rebellion is secretly building weapons that could end civilization as they know it.

Meanwhile, Liam has been befriended by a Rebel war criminal, a woman Deirdre has sworn to kill. Will Deirdre cast herself into the role of judge, jury, and executioner, or will she discover the promise of mercy?

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About the Author:

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Bio:

Kurt D. Springs is presently an adjunct professor of anthropology and archaeology in New Hampshire. He holds a PhD. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Literature in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School. His main area of interest is megalithic landscapes in prehistoric Ireland.

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REVIEW 

 

Review: Promise of Mercy

Rating: 5 Stars

 

This is the second book that I have read by Author Kurt D. Springs. The first being Price of Vengeance. In both books there is a lesson to be learned – That vengeance isn’t the answer but compassion is. Time can change so much so quickly even for the worst of us; Marisa is the example in this book.

Liam is also still a very strong character but is learning and with the help of his four children. His three daughters are the walk of him. Their adventure takes off when the temple is under siege with their mother inside and their father is sent through a portal to an unknown place. It’s a story of family, love and forgiveness.

At the start the bad guys are the original founders but we soon meet Kergan a man who has no regard for live. He is the enemy that the finnian must fight. Deirdre Liam’s daughter took centre stage for me with her blatant disregard for orders, she was stubborn, her only focus was saving her parents and we watched her time and time again display this with some serious defiance. She has a temper. 🙂

We meet new creatures in my head I picture bigfoot 🙂 they help Liam and his family against the enemy and are a welcome addition.

A lot of things throughout the story stood out for me. One being the use of Irish – it was fantastic to see as I am Irish myself. Translations of the Irish words where right beside it in English, so no flicking to the back of the book or e-copy to see what it means. Which for me normally pulls me from the story so this was really great.

 

The second thing I loved was Gayla and her bond with Liam especially with the paranormal activity in the prison. It was a bit scary but I loved it.

Also I love the author’s ability to take a bad guy or women that you really don’t like, and soon without realizing it you feel compassion for them. Marisa the prime example here.

The technology, science, new species  and descriptive lands   in this book felt to me that an enormous amount of research went into this book.

I have a feeling that we are not done yet, with the ending (Which I will not say) but I really look forward to reading about Liam and his four children?  Again.. Oh, and  ted I can’t leave him out he is like a brother to Aidan.

 

If you love sci-fi action packet with a lot of gadgets then grab a copy of Promise of mercy and Price of Vengeance you won’t be disappointed.

Character Blog- Hop Aoife Marie Sheridan Author of Hunters #1

To start off, I would like to thank Kurt D. Springs  for inviting me to this WIP Blog Hop. Kurt  writes Science Fiction Novels through Tate Publishing and Enterprises, entitled the Price of Vengeance. It is part of a series called the Dreamscape Warriors.

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BIO:

 

Kurt D. Springs is presently an adjunct professor of anthropology and archaeology in New Hampshire. He holds a PhD. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Literature in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School. His main area of interest is megalithic landscapes in prehistoric Ireland.

Kurt writes reviews on Kurt’s Frontier for Invincible Love of Reading. He also has an author blog, Amazon Author Page, and is on Facebook,Google+, Twitter, Goodreads, and LinkedIn. Price of Vengeance has it’s own Facebook page as well.

Professor Springs currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.

website: http://www.kurtsprings.com/

 

 

Onward to my entry into the Work In Progress Character Blog Hop:

 

About the Author:

 

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Bio:

 

Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon’s books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn’t) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works

 

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READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF HUNTERS FOR FREE.http://www.aoifemariesheridan.com/hun…

Abigail is nineteen, her job she hunts demons.

Her life so far has been tough, having witnessed her family’s death and her mother’s suicide she’s taken in by a priest, who believes her when she says she sees ghosts. Father Peter trains her as a demon hunter with three other members, one being Daniel, who isn’t what he seems.

But when a possession goes wrong, and ghosts start to attack Abigail, the tight rope she had on her emotions soon starts to loosen.

Abigail draws the unwanted attention of the Vatican, and she finds out a lot more then she was willing to learn.

Knowledge is power, but for Abigail it’s her undoing, and the only thing keeping her together is Daniel.

 

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What is the name of your character?

The Name of my Character is Abigail Thornton. She’s Nineteen and a Demon Hunter.

 

Is she fictional or a historic person?

Demon Hunter? Fictional I would say. LOL

2) When and where is the story set?

The story is set in our world (Earth) most of it is set in England and the rest in Rome.

 

3) What should we know about her?

Well Abigail has no living family, she witnessed the death of her mother, then her father and brother but she was saved by Daniel. Abigail has lots of her own demons but she found a way to deal with them, Alcohol. After being taken in by a priest he teaches her to become a demon hunter, and she’s good at what she does. O did I mention that she can see ghosts. J

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Her feelings for Daniel really cause serious problems; he’s her best friend, her savoir in ways.  Yet she won’t let him see how she feels. Abigail’s main fear is of losing one more person that she loves, so she chooses to keep people at arm’s length. Her past comes back to haunt her also, when ghosts start attacking her, and her brother makes an appearance, she can’t cope so she turns to drink but soon everything starts to spiral out of control. So her life is pretty messed up.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

To understand what really happened to her family.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

Yes it’s called Hunters (Hunters #1). The first chapter you can read for free at http://www.aoifemariesheridan.com/hunters-chapter-one.php

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

The release date for Hunters is the 1st of October 2014.

 

I have two invitees to this blog hop.

1. AUTHOR

Becca Vincenza

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Head Reviewer @ The Violet Hour Book Reviews: http://theviolethourbookreviews.wordp…

Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the first book in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the second book before the beginning of summer.

You can find Becca around the internet at these sites:

 

http://beccavincenzaauthor.wordpress.com/

http://www.twitter.com/BeccaVincenza

Want to meet Becca in person have her autograph a copy of Damaged? Come see her at UtopYA 2014.

 

 

2.

Humeira Kazmi

 

This is one of the most amazing stories of our lives.

We’d met each other through a mutual friend on facebook more than two years ago. We shared the same interests – more or less – and had the pretty much the same kind of dark sense of humor. So basically, we hit it off quite fabulously and added each other to our profiles, high fived at every mutual respect, or lack thereof, for current issues and personal affairs until one fine day, one of us came up with this brilliant exercise. The ‘one’ being Shamila – inboxed about 30 ladies with the intent of starting a ‘I write the first line and you all join in and let’s make a story!’ event.

Truth be told, no one was really interested and thought it to be rather boring. To make up for that, it became more of a ‘who can write the craziest line.’ And as expected, each line was taken to bizarre places where even Superman would wonder – is this even possible?  After the few weeks and numerous face palms, it quietened down till something wonderful happened.

One of the girls wrote a single line about the heroine of the story landing in the bedroom of an unknown person. That sparked a fire in one of our brains. That brain, in this case was Humeira’s. A whole paragraph was written that day just to make this turn happen in the story. And it did. And although, one by one, everyone else had stopped writing (and reading) the posts, we both stuck to it.  Turn by turn, we continued. So much so that we had two full pages of the tale. We then decided to close that session and start a new one including just us and two other friends who had proved themselves to be loyal readers of everything that we had written so far.

And so we wrote and we wrote. Chapter after chapter after chapter after chapter. While Humzy and T-Man read it and critiqued it. We had moved to email by then since it felt more personal and private. This delicious ritual of writing continued for two whole years. What had started as an idle facebook fluke became a full fledged novel boasting of two hefty parts (read BOOKS!).

The first book AOIFE AND DEMON: CURSED BE THE SYHLAINS has now met the approval of an editor (with some very good reviews, might we add) and we are just ironing out the last minute details before getting it published.  It’s coming soon  and YOU need to keep your eyes peeled for anything from Humeira and Shamila!

Trust us – it’ll be awesome 😉

YOU CAN FIND HUMERIA AT THE FOLLOW SITES:

 

 

Blog Hop Eden Forest July the 28th to the 2nd of August

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I want to thank Kurt D. Springs  for inviting me to this Blog Tour/Hop. Kurt is the author of Price of Vengeance.

 

 What am I working on?
At present I am working on two different books, one being the thrid part of the Saskia Trilogy Rise of the Queen. It being the final instalment is a bit tricky as I feel it takes far more work then the previous two. I need to make sure everything falls into place and that every question is answered. I will be sad to leave Saskia, but it was an amazing journey.
The second book I am writing at present is Hunted. I just finished Hunters and it’s been edited as we speak. It’s a little different from what I usual write, and has far more horror in it. If anyone wishes to read the first chapter of Hunters they can visit my website at http://www.aoifemariesheridan.com
 How does my work differ from others of its genre?
For me I love to make sure that even though I am writing fantasy that is somewhat believeable. So as simply as world building I will research alot of things so I know what I am talking about, from simple things as building huts, to something more complex as to creating electricity all this was nescessary Saskia is set in medival times. So it took a lot of work. Also I feel that all the emotions come from life expiernce. I wouldn’t say something like ” my skin felt like acid burn’t it” as I never had acid burn my skin. (Thank God) so I keep it as close to home as possible so I can explain from expiernces.
 Why do I write what I do?
I write becuase I simply love telling stories ones that I can start off small with and bulid on, to me it’s  a passion.
 How does your writing process work?
I don’t have one to be honest, I write when I feel like writing, or I write when I have free time. No process.
 My invitee to this blog/tour/hop is Maria V.Snyder, Author of the Study Book Series, Glass Book Series and more. Check out her author page at  www.mariavsnyder.com
 
My invitee to this blog tour/hop is Stacey Marie Brown, author of the Darkness Series.  Check out her author page at  www.staceymariebrown.com
 
My other invitee to this blog tour/hop is Humeira Kazmi author of Aoife and Demon. Check out her autor page at http://www.aoifeanddemon.com

 

 

 

 

Book Tour ~ Spotlight and Review for The Price of Vengeance by Author Kurt D. Springs

 

Price of Vengeance

 

Price of Vengeance

 

“Liam! What have you done?” Marcus demanded. “You know our teachings on revenge.”

Suddenly, irrationally angry, Liam straightened. “How can you defend him after what he did? To you, to Mom, to my birth parents, to everyone we cared about?”

With a howl of despair and emotional agony, Liam dashed forward, through the shade of his father, blindly running into the sewers.

What is the Price of Vengeance? One could understand why Liam is angry. Orphaned at the age of two by a group of giant carnivorous insects called the chitin, he was adopted by High Councilor Marcus and his wife, Lidia, and raised with their older son, Randolf, in New Olympia, the last remaining city on the planet Etrusci.

As an adult, Liam becomes a soldier. After being cut off from the city, he finds that there is an alien intelligence behind the chitin. To defeat it, he must discover who he is and how to use his powers. When Liam discovers that a traitor responsible for his birth parents’ deaths has also murdered his beloved foster parents, he might find that the price he has to pay in his quest for vengeance will prove to be an even more unbeatable foe.

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About the Author:

 

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Bio:

Kurt D. Springs is presently an adjunct professor of anthropology and archaeology in New Hampshire. He holds a PhD. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Literature in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School. His main area of interest is megalithic landscapes in prehistoric Ireland.

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REVIEW 

 

 

Review of Price of Vengeance

Rating: 4 stars

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Sci-fi wouldn’t be a genre that I would normally read, but I’m glad I read Price of Vengeance. It was a very well written book, with enough interesting characters, as well as a Bear-lizard who can communicate telepathically, to keep everything interesting.  I loved the dreamscape where Liam meets Jarek and finds out about who he is, and all about his family. The plot was very well written with enough betrayals, twists and turns to keep you turning the pages.

 

For me the title says it all. What price would you pay for Vengeance? It’s something that can destroy a man’s soul, and it almost destroys Liam’s.

 

Liam is an orphan, his family slaughtered by the Chitan – (bug like creatures) and he’s taken in by Marcus and his wife, he also inherits a big brother Randolf. We watch as Liam dedicates his life to being a solider never taking part in sociable affairs.

 

We learn a lot about Liam when the chitan attack and we see him in full throttle.  He can fight, his abilities are amazing and well written especially when he jumps out of time _ (slows time down) the story continues to follow Liam his brother Randlolf and Azure a being of pure evil, who wants Liam on his side. The struggle between right and wrong, and hatred and love is saturated in this story, and love is stronger no matter what, that it can cause a person to let the hatred and anger go. This is very well shown with Celina’s and Liam’s story.

 

Overall a very well written book. One I feel all Sci-fi and fantasy/paranormal readers will enjoy.