Tuesday, April 15, 2014

REVIEW OF THE TERMINALS (THE SPARK) BY MICHAEL F. STEWART.(CONTEST)


I want to welcome Michael Stewart to Books R Us. Michael is the author of The
Terminals (Spark) as well as several other interesting works of art that includes graphic stories, novels, software and non fiction titles. Please visit Michael's Amazon page to learn more about his other works. Thanks for stopping by.

About the Book:

Sometimes the dead don’t want to talk.
You need Terminals to make them.



Terminals solve crimes in this realm by investigating them in the next.

Lt. Col. Christine Kurzow, fresh from a failed suicide attempt after she cost 11 of her soldiers their lives, is recruited into the covert unit of Terminals as a handler. It's an easy sell. If she's really determined to die, it’s a chance to give her death meaning.

But her first case—convincing a monk to chase Hillar the Killer into the afterlife to find the location of a missing bus and the children it carried—has her wondering how to make a dead psychopath talk.

Christine must follow the clues sent back by the shotgun-toting monk, who tracks Hillar through the seven deeps of hell, so she can find eleven kids before it’s too late.

Maybe this time killing a man will give Christine a reason to live.
About the Author:

Michael F. Stewart is the author of the Assured Destruction series, which sprawls across 3 books, 2 websites, 1 blog, 7 Twitter accounts, tumblr, Facebook, and 6 graphic origin stories. He likes to combine storytelling with technology and pioneered interactive storytelling with Scholastic Canada, Australia and New Zealand’s, anti-cyberbullying program Bully For You. He has authored four graphic novels with Oxford University Press Canada’s award winning Boldprint series. Publications of nonfiction titles on Corruption and Children’s Rights published by Rubicon Publishing as well as early readers with Pearson are all forthcoming in 2014 and 2015.

For adults, Michael has written THE SAND DRAGON a horror about a revenant prehistoric vampire set in the tar sands, HURAKAN a Mayan themed thriller which pits the Maya against the MS-13 with a New York family stuck in the middle, 24 BONES an urban fantasy which draws from Egyptian myth, and THE TERMINALS—a covert government unit which solves crimes in this realm by investigating them in the next. This series has already been optioned for film and television.

Herder of four daughters, Michael lives to write in Ottawa where he runs free writing workshops for teens and adults. Please come find me on Goodreads.

My Thoughts.

 I have always been a fan of the ghosts and the supernatural. I found the book to be intense, well written, and horrifying. I was hooked from the first page and finished the book rather quickly but it was emotionally draining when I was finished. If you are squeamish and dislike horror movies then this is not the book for you. All of the scenes were extremely graphic and takes you to hell and back but the author is able to bring you back to reality with his excellent writing skills. I have never read a book like this one and I wonder what he has in store for us in book two of the series. Bravo Michael for writing such a twisted and original novel! So if you think you can handle it then pick up a copy for yourself or enter Michael's contest.

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Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.
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3 comments:

  1. Glad you didn't find it too twisted, Eileen (assuming Eileen here)! Today is pub day, so I really appreciate the great review on such a great day for me.

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  2. Eileen, you said it! Michael's novel is gripping. It draws you in and doesn't want to let you go. Thanks for the great review :)

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  3. I just enjoy "cop" type novels be they contemporary or paranormal. Also your review about how different The Terminals is makes it more intriguing.

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