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 . . .

“The Doomsday Key” by James Rollins (William Morrow, 2009)

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Commander Guy Pierce and Sigma Force return under the prolific writing hands of bestselling author James Rollins.  In The Doomsday Key, Rollins brings lots of different and seemingly individual elements together in a fast-paced adventure that will leave you reading on the edge of your seat.

Three bodies are discovered on three continents, all murdered under mysterious circumstances, and all bearing a unique Pagan symbol: a cross within a circle.  Sigma Force are brought in to investigate.  As the facts are discovered, it is revealed that the giant Norwegian corporation Viatus is somehow behind it all, a company that specializes in crop and seed development.  As Pierce and the gang dig deeper, they find themselves involved in an unsolved mystery that goes back thousands a years.  The question is whether they will all be able to stay alive long enough to solve it.

Rollins has outdone himself in The Doomsday Key using a variety of historical sources from the Domesday Book, to the Druids and Pagan religion, to the history of Neolithic Britain, to the early days of the Christian church.  Combining these with present day biotechnology and the Doomsday Vault – a real seed vault under heavy protection in the Svalbard archipelago near the North Pole – he skillfully brings it all together in an incredible story that is perfect for readers waiting for the next Dan Brown book.

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Originally written on May 27th, 2009 ©Alex C. Telander.

For an interview with James Rollins check out BookBanter Episode 9.