Friday, December 12, 2014

On Tour: Purgatory Origins: Powers of Darkness by Darryl Olsen, Voices, and a Giveaway!

Purgatory Origins:
Powers of Darkness

Purgatory Origins: Powers of Darkness by Darryl Olsen
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by KDP

When Professor Harrison Standish, a bookish young archeologist inadvertently stumbles upon an ancient burial chamber in Egypt, he is baffled to find symbolism inside that would appear to date from two different historical periods, thousands of years apart. Suspecting the tomb had been tampered with at some point in the distant past, Professor Standish soon discovers the skeletons of ten half-human/half-canine creatures lying in a far corner of the chamber and his initial bafflement now turns to shock. What kind of ancient madman would be conducting such a horrific experiment?

As Dr. Standish endeavors to explain this mystery over the ensuing days, he happens upon a news report, suggesting that these same grotesque, half-human/half-canine creatures have come to life in the remote mountains of Wyoming and he is immediately on the next flight. By the time he arrives in Wyoming, a World War II Nazi bomber has materialized out of the sky and crashed off the coast of France and a Nazi general named Schmitz has stumbled into the 21st century, leaving behind evidence of his presence in Professor Standish's ancient burial chamber back in Egypt, all of which sets the stage for a rollicking, nonstop, modern day fantasy/sci-fi adventure.

The cast of characters in Purgatory: Origins includes Rachael, a pesky, auburn haired New York magazine correspondent, who is known equally for her ability to sink her teeth into a story and her unwillingness to let it go, Jason Kendall, an escaped rapist and killer who falls hard for Rachael when they cross paths and turns out to have a past with our half human creatures, and Harper, the ex-special forces FBI agent, whose primary goal is finding Jason Kendall, getting him back behind bars and keeping him there for the rest of his life but soon finds himself sucked into this mystery woven of ancient symbolism, old Nazi war criminals and otherworldly creatures.

Welcome to The Book Bag, Darryl! 
And thank you for answering what I call my 'voices' question. I love hearing how authors respond to this. 

I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me.

When some people hear voices, we get them medical attention, others end up becoming writers. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories?

Who told you about the voices in my head haha, great question! 

I find if I’m ever blocked for ideas the best cure is to sit back for a few days and relax. I might even watch some movies, go for a walk down my local state forest or just go for a long drive in my Jeep Wrangler. This process really clears the mind, and focuses the spirit. You’d be surprised what amazing scenes flood your mind whilst driving around the country side.

About the author

Darryl Olsen is a writer who lives in Sydney, he was educated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and after leaving school joined the Australian Regular Army. Darryl Olsen now writes part time, and when he is not finishing off his latest novel, you can catch Darryl at the gym lifting heavy weights, but still avoiding all forms of leg work.

Darryl Olsen is the author of the Purgatory series with the first title, Purgatory, Soldiers of Misfortune - now available. Stay tuned for the second novel titled, Purgatory Origins. He also wrote Children of the Gods - The Talon Project.

For more information about Darryl and his upcoming books please go to or you can contact him on

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