Cover Reveal: Phoenix Island by John Dixon + Giveaway (International)

 

Hey YABCers and guests from the Interwebs! Thanks for stopping by and celebrating today's cover reveal with us!

Today we're revealing John Dixon's PHOENIX ISLAND, available January 21st, 2014 from Simon & Schuster / Gallery Books. But before we get to the goods, here's a message from John:

 

Hi, YABCers!

Welcome to the cover reveal for my debut thriller, PHOENIX ISLAND!

Writing a book takes months, and pubbing the thing takes even longer, so I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a looooong time… Thanks so much for sharing it with me. 

The last couple of years have been such an exciting time. After years of writing short stories and teaching middle school, I landed a great agent, sold PHOENIX ISLAND to Simon & Schuster / Gallery Books, and jumped on board the crazy roller coaster ride that has turned my debut novel into INTELLIGENCE, an upcoming CBS TV series starring Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory, and Marg Helgenberger. Amazing times, indeed… and I’m feeling incredibly blessed. 

One of the most exciting moments was when I heard that the great John Vairo, cover artist for heavy-hitters like Vince Flynn and Stephen King, would be creating my cover. I couldn’t believe it – at least not until I saw the knockout cover that I’m so excited to share with you today. 

Thanks!

~ John

 

 

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PHOENIX ISLAND

By John Dixon
 
Release date: January 21st, 2014
 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster / Gallery Books
 
ISBN: 978-1476738635
 

About the Book

The story that inspired CBS TV’s INTELLIGENCE. 
 
When sixteen-year-old boxing champ Carl Freeman jumps in to defend a helpless stranger, he winds up in real trouble—a two-year sentence at an isolated boot camp for orphans. Carl is determined to tough it out, earn a clean record, and get on with his life. Then kids start to die. 
 
Realizing Phoenix Island is actually a Spartan-style mercenary organization turning “throwaway kids” into super-soldier killers, Carl risks everything to save his friends and stop a madman bent on global destruction. 
 

Our Thoughts 

Can you say Holy Gritty Thriller, Batman? Because this book cover can!
 
I love the wraps on his fists, alluding to his boxing champ background, paired with the vines in his grip. There is something pretty and ethereal about the delicate vine and leaves, yet also something sinister and kick ass and defiant about the position of the fist. I'm really digging this cover.  


About the Author

A former Golden Gloves boxer, youth services caseworker, prison tutor, stone mason, and middle school English teacher, John Dixon is now a full-time novelist and consultant to CBS TV’s upcoming series INTELLIGENCE, which is based on his debut novel, PHOENIX ISLAND.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Giveaway Details

Five winners will receive a signed ARC.
(Prizes will be mailed when copies are available — hopefully late October.)

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends. 

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover?

 

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