Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: STEAL THE STARS by Mac Rogers and Nat Cassidy @macwrites @natcassidy @JeanBookNerd



Dakota “Dak” Prentiss guards the biggest secret in the world.

They call it “Moss.” It’s your standard grey alien from innumerable abduction stories. Moss still sits at what looks like the controls of the spaceship it crash-landed twenty-five years ago. A secret military base was built around the crash site to study both Moss and the dangerous technology it brought to Earth.

The day Matt Salem joins her security team, Dak’s whole world changes.

It’s love at first sight—which is a problem, since they both signed ironclad contracts before joining the base security team, vowing not to fraternize with other military personnel. If they run away, they’ll be hunted for the secret they know. So Dak and Matt decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: They’re going to steal the alien body they've been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

And they can’t afford a single mistake.

Guest Post:

Ten reasons to read STEAL THE STARS


1. It's a doomed romance noir with an extraterrestrial macguffin – why would you need 9 more reasons?

2. If you loved the podcast (and, seriously, how could you not) the book is further exploration into Dak's inner life, along with a bevy of awesome new details about the world in which the podcast is set.

3. If you haven't listened to the podcast yet, you have a fully dramatized and produced version of this story waiting for you once you finish the book! You're so lucky!

4. You'll fall in love with all the supporting characters: Patty, Lloyd, Harrison, Trip, Rosh, Lauren, etc. We're talking about seven hours of podcast, here—you're getting an entire world of story.

5. If you're reading this book because you're excited about the propulsive heist action, you're gonna get punched in the feels by the romance. If you're reading for the romance, you're gonna chew your nails off reading about the heist.

6. A crashed UFO with its mysteriously warm alien inhabitant is, like, one of the tamer elements of this book.

7. Mac Rogers is an expert storyteller, so just when you think the plot is going in one direction, it's gonna take you somewhere entirely unexpected.

8. This novelization was written by one of the actors and producers of the podcast, so you know it's coming from someone super immersed in the world of the story.

9. This book also represents part of a groundbreaking publishing experiment on behalf of Tor Books and Tor Labs. No publisher has ever done something quite like this—producing a serialized radio play first and then its novelization as a sort of spin-off—so readers are getting in on the ground floor of something very, very exciting.

10. Uh ... we spent a lot of money on fruit snacks and seltzer during our recording sessions and could really use the royalties. Please buy this book.


Nat Cassidy is an actor, director, musician, and playwright. He has appeared on shows such as The Following (Fox), The Affair (Showtime), Red Oaks (Amazon), High Maintenance (HBO), Law & Order: SVU (NBC), as well as on stage in numerous productions and workshops both Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. Nat’s plays have been nominated for a combined total of 17 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, including 3 times for Outstanding Full-Length Script (which he won in 2009, and in 2011 for Outstanding Solo Performance for his one man show about H.P. Lovecraft). In 2012 Nat was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to write the libretto for a world-premiere opera, and in 2014 his play Any Day Now was chosen to be part of Primary Stages’ ESPADrills (The Duke Theatre, directed by Tony-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel). He is also thrilled to be writing the novelization of Steal the Stars, which will be published by Tor Books in November 2017. 

Mac Rogers is an award-winning audio dramatist and playwright. His audio/podcasts dramas The Message and LifeAfter have been downloaded over eight million times. His stageplays include The Honeycomb Trilogy (winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere Production), Frankenstein Upstairs, God of Obsidian, Ligature Marks, Asymmetric, Viral, Universal Robots, Hail Satan (Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and Fleet Week: The Musical (co-written with Sean Williams and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005). He has earned acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Backstage, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, New York Post, Flavorpill, io9, Fangoria, Tor.com, Show Business Weekly, New York Press, and many others.

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--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

- 5 Winners will receive an Audio Copy of Steal the Stars by Mac Rogers.

- 5 Winners will receive Book Passages of Steal the Stars by Mac Rogers.