Wednesday, July 1, 2015


"Liam! What have you done?" Marcus demanded. "You know our teachings on revenge."
Promise of Mercy:  A Dreamscape Warriors Novel by Kurt D. Springs

Book Details:

Book TitlePromise of Mercy:  A Dreamscape Warriors Novel by Kurt D. Springs
Category:  YA Fiction, 409 pages
Genre:  Paranormal Military Sci-fi
Publisher:  Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC
Release dateMay 26, 2015 
Available for review in: Print and ebook (mobi for Kindle) ePub and PDF
Will send print books to: USA and Canada
Tour datesJune 29 to July 17
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

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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Price of Vengeance:  A Dreamscape Warriors Novel
Price of Vengeance:
A Dreamscape Warriors Novel

Book Details:

Book TitlePrice of Vengeance:  A Dreamscape Warriors Novel by Kurt D. Springs
Category:  YA Fiction, 319 pages
Genre:  Paranormal Military Sci-fi
Publisher:  Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC
Release date: April 2014
Available for review in: Print and ebook (mobi for Kindle) ePub and PDF
Will send print books to: USA and Canada
Tour datesJune 29 to July 17
Content Rating: PG + M

Book Description:

“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 was angry. He was orphaned at the age of two by a group of giant carnivorous insects called the chitin. Adopted by High Councilor Marcus and his wife, Lidia, Liam was 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, Liam 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. Then, Liam discovers that a traitor, responsible for his birth parents’ deaths, had murdered his beloved foster parents. Will the price he has to pay in his quest for vengeance prove to be an even more unbeatable foe?

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Kurt D.  Springs
Meet the author:

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. He also reviews science fiction and fantasy on his blog Kurt’s Frontier.

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Influence of Andre Norton on my Writing
Kurt D. Springs
            I would like to take the opportunity to thank Teresa of Ts Stuff for having me as a guest blogger. When people ask me which writer influenced my writing the most, without hesitation I answer Andre Norton, the Graddam of science fiction. As a point of fact, I dedicated Promise of Mercy to her memory.
            My acquaintance with Andre Norton began in high school, when I noticed her works in the bookstores. I didnt grab a book at once. I hesitated for some reason. Finally I picked up The Lore of Witch World, a collection of short stories set in her famous Witch World universe. I guess the first story didnt make an impression on me, because I put it down and went on to other things. A few years later, still in high school if I recall correctly, I noticed the cover of one of her books called Forerunner. Being a typical teen of the day, I was into Dungeons and Dragons, and one of my favorite creatures was the dark elves. The girl on the cover looked similar to the dark elves. So I decided to give Ms. Norton another shot. I was hooked. I grabbed more of the Forerunner series, then got into Witch World, the Solar Queen, and many more.
            Andre Norton was born Alice Mary Norton on February 12, 1912, according to the entry in Wikipedia. She started writing in 1938. Doing the math, she was around 26 years old, and she developed into a prolific writer, writing in multiple genre, including gothic romance, mystery, young adult, and things that defy categorization. However, her most beloved works were science fiction and fantasy.
            Her science fiction became somewhat quirky in the 1970s since her space ships followed the older mode of science fiction: pencil shaped and landing fins down. While other science fiction writers moved on to other ways of getting from ship to surface, she stuck with that. A long time favorite of many was the Solar Queen series, which followed the trials and tribulations of free traders who made their living buying and selling merchandise from different planets. In many of her science fiction series her characters used ESP powers. This was especially true of her Forerunner, Moon of Three Rings, and Quest for the Star Stones series.

            Andre Norton finally departed from this life on March 17, 2005. Her last novel was Three  Hands of Scorpio, a fantasy novel that revolved around identical triplet girls. If one compares the cover of Promise of Mercy and Three Hands of Scorpio, one can see where the inspiration for my cover came from.


Prizes: ​  4 Winners: Prizes: 1) One set of books Price of Vengeance and Promise of Mercy in print (open to USA & CAN) 2) eBook copy of Price of Vengeance 3) eBook copy of Price of Vengeance and 4) eBook copy of Promise of Mercy (open internationally) Ends July 25

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you one again, Teresa for agreeing to be a stop on my blog tour and to allow me to tell part of my story.