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Prospector's Run ~ Review and Giveaway

Prospector's Run 
Artifacts #1
By Kevin W. Bates

Holtz Mitsumi had wagered on an incredible find, a find that didn't happen. Worse, it put him in debt with no hopes of ever flying again. But a desperate man in need of a crew may give Holtz what he needs, a chance to once again captain a ship and redeem himself. And provide him with a means of completing a mission of his own. Holtz discovered an alien artifact, an artifact that is seemingly worthless but for compulsion he now feels. A compulsion to return it to its place of origin, wherever that may be.

There is just one little problem - a powerful adversary is determined to stop them and their haphazard crew of misfits. With an old ship and a less than ideal crew, what hope do they have of succeeding, much less surviving their prospector run? They say fortune favors the foolish, but in Holtz's experience, that has never happened for him. But maybe this time will be different or not.

Prospector's Run is an intriguing read, one that takes the reader into a new world - a world in search of the past and all its lost technologies. But finding these lost worlds that were destroyed several millennia ago will take more than luck. It will take a ragtag crew coming together and overcoming the ghosts of their pasts. But secrets are hard to let go of, especially if they make you vulnerable.

If you are looking for a compelling SciFi read this is it. And even better it is the first book in a series, a series which has a most promising beginning. So strap in and get ready to go on the adventure of a lifetime with Captain Holtz Mitsumi and his crew. 
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

** Fun fact book 2 Dawn's Reach is already out **

Book Description:

Five thousand years ago in a savage assault, someone tried to annihilate humanity. They almost succeeded. Now, millennia after the First Stellar Civilization’s cataclysmic destruction, humans have clawed their way back from the brink of extinction and returned to the stars. Massive riches in the form of forgotten tech lie hidden in the ruins of the First Civ’s dead, shattered worlds. For a prospector with luck and the right coordinates, they are ripe for the taking. Holtz Mitsumi has neither. Down and out from a failed expedition, Mitsumi allows an enigmatic stranger to talk him into one more prospecting run. After scraping together a crew, Mitsumi embarks with high hopes. But nothing is as it seems and this run may be his last.
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Book Details:

Book Title:  Prospector's Run by Kevin W. Bates
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 yrs +),  277 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher:  Kevin W. Bates
Release date:   April 2019
Tour dates: Nov 23 to Dec 11, 2020
Content Rating:  PG for mild profanity and some depictions of violence.
Author Kevin W. Bates
Meet the Author:

Kevin W. Bates was born in Berkeley, California, and, with the exception of a couple year stint in Sydney, Australia, and a study abroad program in Japan, was raised there. In his Martin Luther King Jr. High and Berkeley High School years, Kevin developed a life-long fascination with science fiction (and, oddly, nuclear weapons) and a tendency to daydream. He discovered early that among the greatest joys in life is the thrill of losing yourself in a gripping space adventure soaring across the galaxy. Raised on classic science fiction authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury, Kevin took up writing science fiction to provide the same mind-expanding thrills he enjoyed from those authors and more contemporary ones like Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, David Brin, and Neal Stephenson.

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Tour Schedule:
Nov 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review/guest post/author interview/giveaway
Nov 24 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight
Nov 25 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / guest post/giveaway
Nov 26 –Rockin' Book Reviews – book review/guest post/giveaway
Nov 27 – fundinmental – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 30 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Dec 1 – Library of Clean Reads - book review/giveaway
Dec 2 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book review/giveaway
Dec 3 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight/giveaway
Dec 3 -The Review Crew - book review/giveaway
Dec 8 – Literary Flits – book review/giveaway
Dec 8 - My Fictional Oasis - book review/giveaway
Dec 9 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review/giveaway
Dec 10 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review/giveaway
Dec 11 - Blooming with Books - book review/giveaway

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