November 14, 2017

Steal the Stars Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

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Steal the Stars
Author: Mac Rogers & Nat Cassidy
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Tor Books

Description:

THE NOVEL BASED ON THE DEBUT SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST FROM TOR LABS

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.  


PODCAST EPISODE 14


Episode Fourteen: As Fierce, As Colossal, As All-Consuming

In an epic final showdown in the Texas desert – as Sierra closes in from all sides – Dak and Matt finally learn the truth about Moss.


Listen to the rest of the EPISODES HERE!



You can purchase Steal the Stars at the following Retailers:
  
 

Writing: Behind the Scenes


Nat: It was on this project that I made the godawful realization that I'm at my most productive early in the morning. I'm not a morning person at all, but the deadline was so tight that I had to write whenever I could. I tried writing first thing in the morning and ... ugh, it was so great. I basically hit a writing wall between like 1pm and 6pm anyway, so getting up early really helped me maximize my time and I hate it and I'm so mad that it works and I just want to stay in bed a little longer. 


What's on Your Desk? 
 
Nat: Oh, I would never subject you to a picture of my desk. It's ... it's a lot. 


Top 10 Ways your Get Inspired to Write

Mac:
- I read a news story I can’t get out of my mind.
- I see another piece of writing that I think wasted a good idea, so I want to write another script to use that idea better.
- Reading or seeing stuff my friends write.
- Hearing a podcast that redefines for me what audio-drama can do.
- Competition – let’s be honest, all writer writers feel it.
- Coffee.
- Emails that say “Wasn’t your deadline three days ago?”
- That idea I get just as I’m falling asleep that makes me get out of bed.
- Knowing a really fun scene’s coming up.
- Knowing if I finish I get a check!

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.

(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.
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