The Rogue Retrieval

Thank you for stopping by to hear more about The Rogue Retrieval, my debut sci-fi novel with Harper Voyager. On this page you’ll find some details about the book, and three ways that you (yes, you!) can help it succeed.

About the Book
Blurbs & Reviews
Watch the Book Trailer
Where to Find It
How to Get Involved
Shareable Teaser Graphics
Media & Review Coverage
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About the Book

Stage magician Quinn Bradley dedicated his life to a single purpose: headlining for a major casino on the Las Vegas strip. But just before his dreams come true, two modern mercenaries show up to make him a puzzling offer. Half a million dollars for six months on a private assignment. Their corporate employer has discovered – and kept secret – a gateway to a pristine medieval world called Alissia.

For fifteen years, they’ve studied it beneath a shroud of secrecy. Now, the head of their research team has gone AWOL, with a backpack full of disruptive technology. They’re sending in a retrieval team, and they want Quinn Bradley to come along. His talents for illusion, backed with the company’s considerable resources, should make for some convincing magic.

It will need to be convincing. Because Alissia has the real thing.

The Rogue Retrieval by Dan Koboldt
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: January 19th, 2016

Blurbs & Reviews

“The writing is crisp, the story moves quickly, and the characters are well drawn… This is a more than impressive first novel; it is a rollicking good read.”
Galaxy’s Edge Magazine

“The fun of this story is watching the team dodge, lie and fight their way across a medieval world where their charade could cost them their lives.”
Kay Kenyon, Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist

“This is an adventure novel, and you’re going to get adventure, whether you like it or not. Quinn is the sort of character who you want to see win–or at least survive to run away another day.”
J.C. Nelson, author of the Grimm Agency series.

“With a world that can offer both sci-fi and fantasy storytelling, Koboldt has a very large canvas to work with, and The Rogue Retrieval is an excellent first stroke. Recommended.”
Mark Chitty, SFFworld

“A cool premise, a likeable hero, and suspenseful action make The Rogue Retrieval a fun read.”
Eric James Stone, Nebula award winner and author of Unforgettable

“A great concept and lots of fun. One of those books you wish you thought of yourself and wonder why you haven’t read it before.”
Auston Habershaw, Writers of the Future winner and author of The Iron Ring

You can read more reviews or leave one of your own at your book review site of choice:

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Watch the Book Trailer

Check out this 90-second trailer for The Rogue Retrieval, which was produced by Claribel Ortega:

Where to Find It

The Rogue Retrieval is available in print or e-book form at all major online bookstores. You can also order it from your local bookshop. It might take a few days, but they’ll get it for you (and appreciate your business).

Signed Copy from Left Bank Books Get an autographed copy from Left Bank Books in St. Louis. This is my local independent bookshop, and they’ve been kind enough to stock some signed copies for online ordering. They ship anywhere in the U.S. for 99 cents.
View The Rogue Retrieval at Amazon Buy it for your Kindle at Amazon. A good place to shop if you need… anything at all.
View The Rogue Retrieval at Barnes & Noble Buy it for your Nook at Barnes & Noble. Come on, support the underdog!
The Rogue Retrieval at HarperCollins If you don’t have an e-reader, you can buy directly from the publisher and read it in their free app a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.

How to Get Involved

Let’s get down to brass tacks. I’m a new author, and I’d love to have your help in spreading the word about my book. Here are a few ways you could do that:

1. Tell Someone About the Book

Word of mouth is the most powerful way to help a book find its audience. If you liked the book, please tell your friends, families, co-workers, strangers at the bus stop… you get the idea. If they Google the book’s title, they’ll probably end up here. And you’ll have done me a great favor.

2. Rate or Review It

Reviews on retailer sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble are just so important. So are reader-oriented sites like Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Shelfari. If you like my book, please consider leaving a review or rating it at some of these places. See my guide to leaving book reviews if you’d like a little guidance.

3. Share The Rogue Retrieval on Social Media

Please help me spread the word about my book by sharing this page on your social media platform of choice. Feel free to use the #RogueRetrieval hashtag. You can also click to send a ready-made tweet:

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Shareable Teaser Graphics

Here’s something to pin on Pinterest or share on Facebook:

Rogue retrieval graphic teasers

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Media and Review Coverage

Here are some of the recent and upcoming mentions of The Rogue Retrieval in the media.

Media Previews

Blog/Podcast Tour

January 19, 2016

January 20, 2016

January 21, 2016

February 2016

March 2016: The Print Release

April 2016 and Beyond

Independent Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have a Kindle or Nook. Can I still read your book?

Yes, and you have a few options. You can download the free Kindle App and read e-books on your tablet, smart phone, or computer. Or, if you have an Apple device (iPod, iPad, iPhone, or Macbook) you can buy and read it through Apple iBooks. Or you can buy the paperback (see below).

What if I prefer to read physical books?

That’s easy: The Rogue Retrieval is now available in paperback. You can order it online at places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound. Your local bookstore would also be to sell you a copy. It might take a day or two for them to stock it, but they’ll appreciate your business. So will I!

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