Posts Tagged ‘Rogue’

Vex Vox: Buy My Book!

Long story short: Some very silly people with a number of rabid followers have recently called for a boycott of Tor Books starting Friday, June 19, 2015. Why? Because they manufactured a controversy over a Tor employee’s personal comments on her personal Facebook page and then failed to get her fired for it. I won’t dignify their stupid witch hunt by naming names, because anyone who needs or wants to know what I’m talking about already knows.

As a relatively new Tor author, I am asking everyone who sees this to buy or pre-order on Friday, June 19, a book published by Tor, Forge, or their parent company Macmillan.

If you’d like a suggestion, let me recommend you pre-order my new Jack Bauer action-thriller, 24: ROGUE, scheduled for publication on September 8, 2015.

Here’s the cover art and back-cover copy:

The time is 8:00 PM.

24rogue_largeJack Bauer is a man without a country, a fugitive hunted by the most powerful nations in the world. He lives on the run, survives by his wits, and finds purpose in his exile by waging a one-man war against those who profit from the death and suffering of others.

On a self-imposed crusade to destroy the criminal empire of international arms dealer Karl Rask, Jack has infiltrated the crew of one of Rask’s freighters. But his mission is disrupted when the ship is hijacked by a band of suspiciously well-informed pirates off the coast of Somalia.

As Jack fights to free the ship, he discovers a deadly secret hidden in its hold: a prize the pirates were hired to steal, and that could be used to ignite a world war — unless Jack captures it first.

AN ALL-NEW 24 ADVENTURE BY
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
DAVID MACK


Product Details
• Trade Paperback: 300 pages
• Publisher: Tor/Forge (September 8, 2015)
• ISBN-10: 0765377926
• ISBN-13: 978-0765377920


Again … just  suggestion. Order any Tor/Forge/Macmillan title. Thank you.

24: Rogue ARCs are here!

As the post’s subject header proclaims, I’ve just received 10 ARCs (Advance Reader Copies, aka Uncorrected Proofs) of my upcoming Jack Bauer thriller, 24: ROGUE, which is scheduled to hit shelves solid and virtual on September 8, 2015 … and I have no idea what to do with them.

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The one thing I’m certain I can’t do with them is sell them, so don’t ask. Beyond that, I’m unclear on what I’m expected and/or allowed to do with these things.

Stage a contest/giveaway? Send them to reviewers? Abandon them in crowded subway cars? Light bonfires?

No one ever tells me these things.

24: ROGUE has an approved cover!

Jack Bauer’s actions while living on the run between the end of Season 8 and Live Another Day might not have been officially sanctioned by the U.S. government, but the manuscript and cover for my all-new thriller 24: Rogue have been approved by the powers that be at Fox.

To whit, feast your eyes upon the awesomeness of the cover:

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This fast-paced, action-packed adventure will be coming to all your favorite book retailers this September courtesy of the fine folks at Tor/Forge Books. So if you’re a Jack Bauer fan, pre-order 24: Rogue today.

Coming in 2015 — 24: ROGUE

As of today, I have the go-ahead to announce that the novel I spent the summer writing was, in fact, a 24 tie-in for Tor/Forge.

PROMOTIONAL IMAGE ONLY NOT THE FINAL COVER
PROMOTIONAL IMAGE ONLY
NOT THE FINAL COVER

Currently titled 24: ROGUE, it is an all-new Jack Bauer adventure. It will feature everything fans of the series have come to expect: gunfights, close-quarters combat, explosions, car chases, some familiar faces from the past, some in-jokes, and, of course, the 24-hour ticking clock.

Until the manuscript receives final approval, I need to be circumspect with regard to the story’s details. Also, before the image above goes viral, that’s just a mock cover I made to inspire myself while I was writing the book — IT IS NOT THE BOOK’S ACTUAL COVER.

I also don’t yet have an official publication date; my current best guess is that it will come out some time in 2015.

When I’m able to say more, I will. For now, I’m just excited to be able to tell y’all this much. I’ve wanted to write a Jack Bauer adventure for many years, and I’m grateful to Tor/Forge and editor Melissa Frain for helping me cross this one off my tie-in-author wish list.