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Cover Reveal! Star Trek: Section 31 – Control

Section 31 - ControlI’m thrilled to be able to share the approved cover art for my upcoming Star Trek: Section 31 novel, Control.

I love the color of it, which speaks to the blood-soaked action in the story, and the overall look and feel, which were conceived to visually link it to my previous Section 31 novel, Disavowed. Though my input was considered by the editors and production department, this work of fierce beauty is the creation of Gallery Books art director Alan Dingman.

For the curious, the story of Control is a direct sequel to Disavowed, which was part of my ongoing chronicle of Julian Bashir’s shadow war against the illegal covert operations group known as Section 31. If you’re keen to know more about this long-running story arc, see the list of “Related Novels” in the sidebar of the page for Control.

Here is the back-cover copy from the book:



Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, and answerable to no one, Section 31 is the mysterious covert operations division of Starfleet, a rogue shadow group pledged to defend the Federation at any cost.

The discovery of a 200-year-old secret gives Doctor Julian Bashir his best chance yet to expose and destroy the illegal spy organization. But his foes won’t go down without a fight, and his mission to protect the Federation might end up triggering its destruction.

Only one thing is for certain: this time, the price of victory will be paid with Bashir’s dearest blood.


Control will be published at the end of March 2017 by Simon & Schuster. Pre-order your copy now from the retailer of your choice!

BEST DEFENSE Cover Revealed!

Now the cover can be shown! Feast your eyes on the just-released cover for my upcoming Star Trek 50th Anniversary novel, Legacies, Book 2: Best Defense, coming July 26 from Simon & Schuster.


The description from the back cover:

Just in time for the milestone 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, an epic new trilogy that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission—and from one universe to another!


One brave woman ventures alone into a parallel universe to save her old shipmates, exiled there decades earlier by a mysterious device called the Transfer Key. She soon learns the alternate universe harbors not just an alien invasion force, but a secret that underpins its very existence.


A long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace summit convenes, led by Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and Councillor Gorkon of Qo’noS. But both sides have enemies who prefer the two great powers remain at war — and who will do anything to make certain hate wins the day.


Captain Kirk and his crew seek the stolen Transfer Key that opens a door between universes, but the Enterprise crew soon becomes targets in a deadly crossfire—one whose outcome will decide the fate of two universes.

Book 1, Captain to Captain, by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox, will be published on June 28; Book 3, Purgatory’s Key, by New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, will be released on August 30.

Another cover

Hot on the heels of my previous post, here is the just-released cover of The Persistence of Memory, book one of my upcoming trilogy, Star Trek: The Next Generation — Cold Equations.

This book will be on sale at the end of October, and there will be early copies available at New York Comic Con, during my signing hours at the Simon & Schuster booth. I might also bring a few copies with me to GMX in Nashville the weekend before the book’s official release date.

Book Two, Silent Weapons, will be published at the end of November, and the trilogy’s final volume, The Body Electric, will be out at the end of December.

Feast your eyes, Trek fans!

Now that it’s already out there — officially or otherwise — I might as well promote it here: the just-released cover for Silent Weapons, the second book of my upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation trilogy, Cold Equations.

Before you ask, no, I don’t know why the cover for book two was made public before the cover for book one, nor do I know when the covers for books one and three will be posted. But here is book two’s cover, for your viewing pleasure.

You can’t say I never gave you nothing.

Final cover for The Calling

calling_final_promo_revisedWell, I thought this cover for my first original novel, The Calling, had been finalized a while ago, but I was wrong. Between swapping out laudatory quotes from other authors, changing the promo text near the title, and other tweaks, it wasn’t finalized until last week.

In any event, I have updated my web site with the truly, absolutely final (until we frickin’ change it) cover.

We’ve also locked down the back-cover copy:

No one would guess by looking at Tom Nash that he’s extraordinary, and that’s just fine with him. A tall, broad-shouldered jack-of-all-trades from Sawyer, Pennsylvania, Tom has a knack for fixing things. He also hides a secret talent: he hears people’s prayers. Stranger still, he answers them. Maybe it’s because he’s a handyman, but Tom feels compelled to fix people’s problems. Which is all well and good — until the soul-shattering plea of a terrified girl sends him on the darkest journey of his life . . .

Heeding the call and leaving his home for New York City, Tom discovers a secret world beyond the range of mortal perception — a world of angels and demons and those who serve them. With the guidance of a knowing stranger named Erin, Tom learns that he himself is one of The Called, born with a divine purpose and a daunting task: to help the powers of Heaven in the war against the agents of Hell, an army of fallen angels known as the Scorned. Thrust into an epic battle of the sacred and the profane, Tom Nash must find the girl who prayed for his help — because her fate will determine whether humanity deserves to be saved . . . or damned for all eternity.

Color me pleased. Now, please just let this thing sell….

Cover Art for The Calling

I held off on posting this until I had a chance to check with my editor, who assures me that it's okay for me to share this with the world at large. Behind the cut is the preliminary art for the cover of my upcoming original supernatural thriller, The Calling.

Cover Art sketch for THE CALLING

The art is by Cliff Nielsen.

The remaining adjustments will mostly be to the figure in the center; I've asked that he not be wearing a suit but rather a workman's jacket of some kind, and be a bit broader-shouldered. But this is basically “it.”

Hot damn, I love this cover!

It’s all coming together

Yesterday I received from my editor a digital image of the cover-art sketch for my upcoming original novel, The Calling. For a “sketch” it’s pretty far along and close to finished. There will be a few minor tweaks between it and the final version, but it’s mostly there.

And it’s awesome. Last month, my editorial sensei and I went to a Barnes & Noble and compared a number of covers for genre novels, and we discussed what we liked and what we didn’t. We settled on a basic concept for the book’s cover image.

I’m thrilled to say that artist Cliff Nielsen has absolutely nailed it. It looks as if he plucked the image directly from my imagination and brought it to life.

Now all I have to do is make certain that the book itself is as good as its cover art. No pressure. 🙂