Sunday, February 23, 2014

February 24: What is up?

Welcome again.

Snow's finally clear from the sidewalks and back parking area. I am running out of places to put it.

I've got my first book event! Manchester Community College (the one in New Hampshire) will be holding a prelaunch book signing on March 3, 2014, 1-3 pm. I've got Price of Vengeance ready to go and am anxiously anticipating the event. I will be signing books, reading excerpts, etc. Sadly, this event won't be open to the general public as MCC will be in session. Still, it's a start. Don't worry, I will be expanding my horizons if the snow ever gives me a break.

What's happening on the writing front?

Well, book 2, the Promise of Mercy is going through revisions. Parts of chapter one may have to be sacrificed as it is still bogging down. Mark Twain always used to complain that his wife made him take out his favorite parts. It takes place 25 years after Price of Vengeance. Liam's daughters have just finished their advanced training in the Finnian Shock Force. It involves high orbital drops. (BTW Deirdre, Aisling, and Bayvin are identical triplets. My brother asks why I would do that to the poor guy. :-)) It will also introduce his teenage son, Aidan, and his bear-lizard best friend, Ted.

I'm letting book 3, Gift of Peace, lie fallow for a bit. It takes place twelve years after Promise of Mercy. Aidan is now a pilot in the Alliance Unified Fleet.

I am in the process of creating two more novels in the Dreamscape Warrior series. In Mark of Courage I am going back 600 years to explore the origins of the Finnian. I'm also working on a novel that takes place between Price of Vengeance and Promise of Mercy. For those who like volume number, consider it volume 1.5. Its working title is Legacy of Valor. Please note, these are working titles and are subject to change.

Finally, my website is up. My brother, Gary did a great job with it. Take a look. Don't forget to like it.

That's it for now.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Welcome to my Author Blog.

Welcome to my Author Blog. Here I plan to post events, how things are going with my writing, important dates, etc.

For those of you who might have wandered in here by accident rather than design, Welcome anyway. My name is Kurt D. Springs. I am a science fiction author. My first book is scheduled for an official launch date of April 22, 2014. However, I am planning prelaunch events that will be announced as they are finalized.

The book, Price of Vengeance, is currently available at Tate Publishing's website, if you are can't wait for it to show up at your normal book purchasing website.

Price of Vengeance is a Dreamscape Warrior Novel that takes place 1000 years into the future (give or take) on a planet called Etrusci. It is the story of Liam, foster son of Marcus and Lidia. Liam was orphaned at the age of two and a half by giant carnivorous insects called chitin. High Councilor Marcus and his wife, Lidia, adopted him and raised him with their older son Randolf. As an adult, Liam joined the Neo-Etruscan security forces as a soldier.

Liam is cut off from the city by an explosion that cracks his ribs. He discovers that their is an intelligence behind the chitin and a traitor inside the city. Upon his return, he finds that his beloved foster parents have been murdered under the orders of the traitor who was also responsible for the death of his birth parents. His quest for vengeance may cost him more than he realizes as he approaches his final confrontation.

If you want to download the Prologue and Chapter 1 just click the following link. Price of Vengeance-Teaser.