The Man Behind the Truth: An Interview with James Rollins

An Interview with James Rollins

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James Rollins is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Excavation, Amazonia, and his popular Sigma series, including Black Order, and The Doomsday Key. He has been interviewed on BookBanter previously, which you can listen to here.

In this interview, he talks about the story behind The Devil Colony, what research it required, how much traveling he did for the locations mentioned in the book, as well as when we might be getting some answers about who The Guild really are. To read the interview click here . . .

To enter the BookBanter Boon giveaway for a copy of The Devil Colony, click here.

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BookBanter Boon #10: “The Devil Colony” by James Rollins

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With the release of James Rollins’ latest thriller, The Devil Colony, along with the brand new interview between Rollins and BookBanter, we have another special BookBanter Boon giveaway, this time for a beautiful finished copy of the book in question, The Devil Colony.

Here are the basic rules:

  1. Anyone in the US can enter.
  2. To enter simply leave a comment on this post.  The question for you for this BookBanter Boon is how far back into history do you think the mysterious Guild goes?
  3. Entries will be accepted from June 21st until 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on June 30th.
  4. The winner will be randomly chosen, contacted, and announced on this post on July 1st.

If you have any questions, please email me at alex@bookbanter.net.

Upcoming BookBanter Interview with James Rollins

James Rollins

With the release of James Rollins forthcoming book, Devil Colony, coming June 21st, the next BookBanter interview, with James Rollins, naturally,  will be a little delayed to go up with the release of the book next Tuesday.  There will also be a new BookBanter Boon giveaway for a finished copy of Devil Colony.  The interview, my review for Devil Colony, and the announcement and instructions for the giveaway should be up by midnight Monday night.  For now, stay tuned.

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“The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive” by James Rollins (Kindle, 2011)

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Bestselling author James Rollins’ SIGMA series features a number of popular and powerful characters that readers have become quite attached to, and none is more interesting than the beautiful and mysterious Seichan.  In this short story exclusive, “The Skeleton Key,” readers get to see Seichan working on a solo mission that she never intended to get involved in.

Seichan wakes up to find herself in hotel room in Paris; she’s been knocked out with something unknown and has no memory of how she got here.  Then there’s the strange electronic collar around her neck that can’t been detached and seems like it may contain an explosive device.  In the room is also a stranger, a Scottish boy also wearing a collar who doesn’t know how he got there either.  Then she gets the call from an old enemy, one who is involved with the clandestine Guild which Seichan used to work for and is now trying hard to bring down and stop.  In return for her freedom and an important document, she must find this man’s son, alive.

Her journey will take her deep into the catacombs of Paris, filled with history and stories of death, secrecy, and in this case an apocalyptic cult.  Using her new friend’s knowledge of this cult which his girlfriend is involved with, and the map tattooed on his back, she hopes to find this cult and put a stop to whatever they’re doing, before someone decides to trigger the bomb attached to her throat.

Rollins delivers classic action, thrill and intrigue, along with a fascinating history lesson into the dark necropolis beneath beautiful Paris, which will keep readers hooked to the very end.  Plus there’s some important story hear, as Seichan is provided with an important clue, leading up to Rollins’ next SIGMA book, Devil Colony, due out June 21st.

Originally written on May 30, 2011 ©Alex C. Telander.

The Mystery of the Fourteenth Colony

James Rollins’ next thriller, Devil Colony, isn’t due out until June 21st, and yet it brings up lots of questions on the founding of the United States and some of its shrouded history.  In this teaser video leading up to the release of the book, Rollins address some of this questions and talks a little about what readers will find in Devil Colony.

Readers impatiently waiting for the release can also be a little satisfied with an ebook short story, “Skeleton Key,” which Rollins has released for just ninety-nine cents featuring a fun story about his enigmatic character, Seichan traveling around the dark, dank catacombs of Paris which will be available tomorrow, May 31st for download.  You can also preorder it.

A written interview with James Rollins will be appearing on BookBanter on June 15th, along with a special giveaway of Devil Colony.

Upcoming Interviews on BookBanter: Mira Grant & James Rollins

While July 2011 looks to be a very big release month with Jim Butcher’s pushed-back and awaited (after the cliffhanger in Changes) Ghost Story and George R. R. Martin’s very very very long-awaited A Dance With Dragons, June also has a couple of big releases . . .

Mira Grant

June 1st

Mira Grant

Coming June 1st will be the second interview between BookBanter and Mira Grant, tying in with the release of the thrilling sequel to the bestselling Feed, with Deadline.  You can read my previous interview with Mira Grant here, along with my review for Feed, which continues to be the no. 1 most popular book review on BookBanter.

And to commemorate this special interview, I’ll be doing a new BookBanter Boon: I’ll be giving away a copy of Deadline!  My hopeful plan is to have Mira Grant sign it also.  The giveaway will begin on June 1st when the interview goes up and continue through June 14th at 11:59PM, and the following day a winner will be randomly drawn.  To buy Feed or preorder Deadline just click on the covers below.

Feed    Deadline

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James Rollins

June 15th

James Rollins

And on June 15th the second interview with BookBanter and James Rollins will go up to tie in with the upcoming release of his next Sigma Force thriller, The Devil Colony, coming June 21st.  You can find the previous interview here, along with my review for his previous book, The Doomsday Key.  The interview will go up on the 15th and the review for The Devil Colony will go up June 21st with the release of the book.

AND to go with the interview, I’ll also be doing ANOTHER BookBanter Boon, with a giveaway of a copy of The Devil Colony.  It’ll start on the 15th and go until the 30th at 11:59 PM and then a winner will be randomly drawn the following day.

James Rollins has also released a short story on ebook (for just 99 cents) leading up to the release of The Devil Colony that is a great fun little adventure through the catacombs of Paris (my review for this will be up soon) and has ties to his upcoming book release.  You can buy the ebook and preorder the book by clicking on the covers below.

Devil Colony  Skeleton Key

So July is a big release month, but June is also one with some good releases, some great interviews, and some fun giveaways coming your way . . .