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What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 6

The 2011 Debut Author Challenge was a lot of fun! I read so many wonderful books by so many fantastic new authors. The Qwillery will be keeping an eye out for new books from the class of 2011 in 2012 and beyond. So what's next for the 2011 Debut Authors? This post contain new information.



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Christopher Buehlman

Between Two Fires
Ace (October 2, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
The new novel of epic terror by the acclaimed author of Those Across the River.

In the year 1348, Thomas, a disgraced knight, comes upon an orphan of the Black Plague. An unnerving picture of innocence, she tells Thomas that the disease is only part of a greater, more significant cataclysm—that the fallen angels under Lucifer are rising in a second war on heaven. Is she really blessed? Or is it delirium? As hell unleashes its fury, as the true nature of the girl is revealed, Thomas will find himself in a macabre battleground of angels and demons, sinners and saints, and a damnable struggle for nothing less than the soul of man.




Adam Christopher

Seven Wonders
Angry Robot Books (August 28, 2012 US/Canada)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.

When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…

File Under: Science Fiction [ Heroes In Action | A Double Cross | Kapow! | Tables Turned ]




Kevin Hearne

Trapped
The Iron Druid Chronicles 5
Del Rey (November 27, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.




Sara Humphreys

Untamed
The Amoveo Legend 3
Sourcebooks (November 6, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
The Amoveo are an ancient race who've lived secretly among humans for thousands of years. They are beautiful and incredibly strong but their race is extremely fragile—each has until the age of 30 to find their soul mate, before their bodies start to die a slow, painful death.

Layla Nickelsen has spent her life running from a mate she didn't choose, until William Fleury finally confronts her. Normally stoic and unemotional, William finds himself befuddled by Layla: his growing feelings for her and his driving need to protect her. And Layla has to admit that William might be everything she's always wanted after all...




Kameron Hurley

Rapture
Bel Dame Apochrypha 3
Night Shade Books (November 6, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is once more a bel dame, part of a sisterhood of elite government assassins trained to a cut a target's head off without remorse. But the end of a centuries-long war has thrown her native land of Nasheen into turmoil. A huge influx of unemployed--and unemployable--young soldiers have brought Nasheen to the brink of civil war, even as an alien spaceship stations itself in orbit above the capital.

With aliens in the sky and revolution on the ground, Nyx figures it's a good time to get the hell out of Nasheen, so she assembles a team of renegades, shape-shifters, magicians, and mercenaries to rescue a missing political leader who may be the difference between peace and bloodshed.

Just one problem: the politician is an old enemy whom Nyx once left to die in a ditch . . .




Darynda Jones

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Charley Davidson 4
St. Martin's Press (October 30, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
The fourth in this fun and sexy New York Times bestselling paranormal series: “If you enjoy Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson!” —Suspense Magazine

In Darynda Jones's Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.

In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.




Laurie London

Seduced by Blood
Sweetblood 4
HQN (July 24, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions:

Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors…

Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface—a skill that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories.

Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side—and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both….




Allison Pang

A Trace of Moolight
Abby Sinclair 3
Pocket Books (October 30, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
From the author of A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow comes the third book in a smart, sexy, urban fantasy series.

Drinking from the waters of the Lethe and offering herself up as Faerie’s sacrificial Tithe …these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair’s problems.

Abby’s pact with a demon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal and gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. She might have even been able to recover from all that had she not lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy.

Only one person can make things right again, but to find her Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

And the winners are........


Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans 1) by Suzanne Johnson - Ended April 18 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


Question:  Who are some of your favorite wizards in books, movies, and/or tv?

Christina who said...

Well, obvious answer is Harry Potter. I love those books. My favorite was always Sirius (wah wah), followed by Lupin (wah wah again), followed by Fred & George (srsly, J.K. Rowling?).

I'll give the non-HP spot to Tamsin Green from Once a Witch.


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair 1) and A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair 2) plus winner's choice of The Touchstone Bracelet or The Jeweled Snare, Phin's Bracelet crafted by Cemetery Cat Jewelry. (Note: the cards are not included with either bracelet!) - Ended April 20, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

Question:  Favorite mythological creature(s)?

Debby who said...

Dragons are my favorite and always will be.


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


Blue Magic by A.M. Dellamonica - Ended April 21, 2012 - Read the post here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

How:  Leave a comment. 

molly.frenzel who said...

This book sounds awesome. Thank you for the giveaway!

and

Betty Hamilton who said...

I would love to read these books!! I am always on the lookout for a "new to me" author.


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


Choice of a signed copy of either Fated or Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti - Ended April 23, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

Question:   Who's your favorite villain?

andieleah who said...

My favorite villain is Galen from Gena Showalters Lords of the Underworld series. How crazy that the villain is the demon of Hope. Been wanting to check out the Dark Protectors series for awhile now...hope I can start by winning here:)


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


White Horse (printed ARC) by Alex Adams - Ended April 24, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012
ARC Cover is a bit different!

Question:  What is your favorite Greek myth or Greek god or goddess?

traci16 who said...

I like Poseidon...ruler of the all the oceans and everything inhabiting them...no too darn bad of a gig if you ask me!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


Sins of Son (The Grigori Legacy 2) by Linda Poitevin- a Mass Market Paperback copy for a US/Canadian winner or an eBook for an International (non-US/Canada) winner - Ended April 25, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

Question:    Have any characters you've read about or seen in TV show or movie surprised you in some way?

*yadkny* who said...

Z from the BDB series surprised me... I didn't think I was going to like him when I first read about him, but he really changed my mind and became one of my fav characters when he got his own book.


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


Summoning (Moon Wolf Saga 1) by Carol Wolf - Ended April 26, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

Question:  Which is your favorite type (or types) of shape-shifter?

wanda f who said...

Wolves are my number one favorite followed by big cats,bear,dragons,then all he rest cause they are all great in their own ways .Have a great weekend .


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


Supernaturally Kissed (Frostbite 1) eBook by Stacey Kennedy - Ended April 27, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012

Question:  What is your favorite book, movie, TV show with ghosts or a ghost? OR What is your favorite book, movie, TV show with police?

Tina B who said...

My favorite show with ghosts has to be Supernatural! To this day, we still watch it faithfully. My favorite movie with a ghost is of course Ghost with Patrick Swayze. :) My favorite police TV show is a tie between Southland and Rookie Blue.
I LOVED the interview! What a great accomplishment that your first story will be in a paperback form.
Thank you so much for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.


Winners x 9 - April 29, 2012


The winners have been notified and for the most part have until 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 6, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you!

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Allison Pang

Please welcome Allison Pang to The Qwillery's as part of the Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interviews.


Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Allison Pang


TQ:  What inspired you to become a writer?

Allison:  I’m not sure there’s any one thing that inspired me. I’ve always been a storyteller (mostly to myself). Writing just seemed like the next logical step, though I didn’t pursue publishing for a very long time.

TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Allison:  Time management. Finding the time to write and then sticking to it until it gets done. Which sounds bad, maybe – I enjoy writing very much, but I also work another job and have a family (like many other writers). Maybe it’s less about finding time and more about balancing the time that I have.

TQ:  What writing achievement are you most proud of?

Allison:  Simply getting published is a pretty nice achievement, honestly.  :-)  Just knowing my stories are out there for reader’s enjoyment is enough for me.

TQ:  What one thing should everyone know about your writing?

Allison:  Ha – I don’t know? Can’t give away too much or all the mystery is gone. LOL

TQ:  Please tell us about your latest and upcoming works.

Allison:  Well, A Sliver of Shadow was just released at the end of February. The third Abby Sinclair book, A Trace of Moonlight should be out on October 30 (I’m working on revisions for that right now, in fact!) I’ve also got an online graphic novel project that I’m doing over at http://www.sadsausagedogs.com – the first page goes up on April 30 for a storyline called Fox & Willow.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Allison:  Thanks for having me!


About the Abby Sinclair series

A Sliver of Shadow
Abby Sinclair 2
Pocket Books, February 28, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Allison Pang
WAR IS HELL. AND WAR WITH HELL IS NO FUN EITHER.

Just when her new life as a TouchStone—a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds—seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away . . . let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed. The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faery is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.


A Brush of Darkness
Abby Sinclair 1
Pocket Books, January 25, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Allison Pang
The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.


About Allison

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Allison Pang
A marine biologist in a former life, Allison Pang turned to a life of crime to finance her wild spending habits and need to collect Faberge eggs. A cat thief of notable repute, she spends her days sleeping and nights scaling walls and wooing dancing boys….Well, at least the marine biology part is true. But she was taloned by a hawk once. She also loves Hello Kitty, sparkly shoes, and gorgeous violinists.

She spends her days in Northern Virginia working as a cube grunt and her nights waiting on her kids and cats, punctuated by the occasional husbandly serenade. Sometimes she even manages to write. Mostly she just makes it up as she goes.

Allison's Links

Website
Borrowing Heaven, Subletting Hell Blog
Word Whores Blog
Facebook
Facebook Author Page
Allison on Twitter
Phineas the Unicorn on Twitter
Tumblr


The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair 1), a Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair 2), and the winners choice of The Touchstone Bracelet or The Jeweled Snare, Phin's Bracelet crafted by Cemetery Cat Jewelry from The Qwillery. (Note: the cards are not included with either bracelet!)

The Jeweled Snare, Phin's Bracelet

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Allison Pang
Phineas is a tiny unicorn with a HUGE personality. Guiding Abby through her predicaments, he has become a favorite. with a penchant for bacon and other unmentionable things, who can not love this tiny powerhouse?

Silver plate chain holds blue Swarovski crystals, a pewter unicorn charm .
7"

or


The Touchstone Bracelet

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Allison Pang
Being a touchstone isn't easy as Abby and her friends can tell you...Here is my amulet to those links to the paranormal.

Silver plate chain holds a pewter acorn charm and a beautiful large oval pink tourmaline, with a small triskell charm highlighting.
7"
Bracelet photos and descriptions courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry.


How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Favorite mythological creature(s)?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Friday, April 20, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - April 9, 2012

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. This week at The Qwillery:

Monday - Guest Blog by Lydia Dare. The Wolf Who Loved Me, Lydia's most recent novel, was published on April 3, 2012.

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blog by Jeff Salyards. Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder's Arc 1) will be published in May.

Wednesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Suzanne Johnson. Royal Street (Sentinel's of New Orleans 1) will be published tomorrow.

Thursday -  2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blog by Anne E. Johnson. Green Light Delivery will be published in June.

Friday - Authors After Dark Author Spotlight with Allison Pang. A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair 2) was published in February.


April 10, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Angels of Vengeance
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
John Birmingham SF/Th - Without Warning 3
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America (h2tp)
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Albert Brooks SF/Humor
Tiassa (h2tp)
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Steven Brust F - Vlad Taltos 13
Blue Magic
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
A.M. Dellamonica F - Indigo Springs 2
Immobility
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Brian Evenson SF
Ison of the Isles
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Carolyn Ives Gilman F - Isles of the Forsaken 2
Unholy Night
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Seth Grahame-Smith F/AH/H
Wicked City
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Alaya Johnson HF - Zephyr Hollis 2
Royal Street (d)
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Suzanne Johnson UF - Sentinels of New Orleans 1
Glamour in Glass
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Mary Robinette Kowal F - Shades of Milk and Honey 2
Assassin's Code
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Jonathan Maberry S/H/Th - Joe Ledger 4
ENMA the Immortal
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Fumi Nakamura HF
Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Kim Newman H - Anno Dracula 2
Inferno
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Stan Nicholls F - Orcs: Bad Blood 3
Angelique's Descent (ri)
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Lara Parker F- Dark Shadows
The Salem Branch (ri)
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Lara Parker F- Dark Shadows
Lost Everything
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Brian Francis Slattery SF
Westlake Soul
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Rio Youers F



April 12, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Princess of Mars (ri)
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Edgar Rice Burroughs SF



April 15, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Simon J. James Literary Criticism



d - Debut
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paerback
ri - reissue

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HF - Historical Fantasy
S - Supernatural
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller

The View From Monday - March 5, 2012

Happy first Monday in March! Spring starts later this month. It's my favorite time of the year.

At The Qwillery this week -

Monday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blog by Thomas Morrissey. Faustus Resurrectus will be published in April.

Tuesday - Interview with Allison Pang. The 2nd novel in Allison's Abby Sinclair series, A Sliver of Shadow, was published on February 28, 2012.

Wednesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blog by Chuck Wendig. Blackbirds (Miriam Black 1) will be published in May.

Thursday - Interview with Christina Henry. The 3rd novel in the Black Wings series, Black Howl, was published on February 28, 2012.

Friday - Interview with David Constantine, author of The Pillars of Hercules, which will be published tomorrow.

Saturday - A surprise

Sunday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Ted Kosmatka. The Games will be published on March 13, 2012.


A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking HERE. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)."



March 5, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
High Rise: A Novel (ri)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
J. G. Ballard SF
Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
A. Lee Martinez F




March 6, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Wicked Edge
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Nina Bangs PNR - Castle of Dark Dreams 5
Now or Never
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Michele Bardsley PNR - Wizards of Nevermore 2
Bridge of Dreams
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Anne Bishop F - Ephemera 3
Twilight's Dawn (h2mm)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Anne Bishop F - Black Jewels 9
Fair Game
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Patricia Briggs UF - Alpha and Omega 3
Dying Wish
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Shannon K. Butcher PNR - Sentinel Wars 6
Betrayer (h2mm)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
C. J. Cherryh SF - Foreigner Universe 12
Intruder
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
C. J. Cherryh SF - Foreigner Universe 13
The Pillars of Hercules
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
David Constantine F/AH
The Yearning
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Tina Donahue PNR
The Vampire Files
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
P. N. Elrod F/H - Vampire Files Vol 5
Night Hunter
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Vonna Harper PER
Dead in the Family (mm2tp)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire 10
Oracle's Moon
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races 4
Donor
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Elena Hearty H
The Star Beast
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Robert A. Heinlein SF
The Slipstream Con
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
S. Reesa Herberth
Michelle Moore
SFR - Ylendrian Empire
The Sorrows
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Jonathan Janz H
Eventide
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Elle Jasper PNR - Dark Ink Chronicles 3
The Drowning Girl
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Caitlin R. Kiernan F
The Mask (ri)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Dean Koontz H
Jane Carver of Waar
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Nathan Long SF
Far From Heaven
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Cherrie Lynn PNR - Sweet Disgrace 2
Discount Armageddon
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Seanan McGuire SF - InCryptid 1
Deep Magic (ri)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Joy Nash PHR - The Druids of Avalon
The Forerunner Factor
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Andre Norton SF - Forerunner Omnibus
Crucible of Gold
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Naomi Novik HF - Temeraire 7
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Joshua Palmatier (ed)
Patricia Bray (ed)
F - Anthology
Haunting Warrior (tp2mm)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Erin Quinn PNR - Mists of Ireland 2
The Haunting of Maddy Clare (d)
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Simone St. James Hist/GS
Darkness Undone
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Jessa Slade UF - Marked Souls 4
A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Wolf 9
Anchor
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Jorrie Spencer PNR
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 6
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Jonathan Strahan (ed) SF - Anthology
Doubletake
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Rob Thurman UF - Cal Leandros 7
Dire Needs
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Stephanie Tyler PNR - Eternal Wolf Clan 1
Nightborn
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
Lynn Viehl PNR - Lords of the Darkyn 1
A Rising Thunder
The View From Monday - March 5, 2012
David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 13



d - Debut
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
mm2tp - Mass Market Paperback to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternative History
F - Fantasy
GS - Ghost Story
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
PER - Paranormal Erotic Romance
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy

Cover Revealed - A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair 2) by Allison Pang

Allison Pang recently revealed the cover for A Sliver of Shadow, the 2nd novel in the Abby Sinclair series. A Sliver of Shadow will be published in February 2012.


A Sliver of Shadow
Abby Sinclair 2
Pocket Books, February 28, 2012
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Cover Revealed - A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair 2) by Allison Pang
Just when her new life as a TouchStone – a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds – seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away…let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed.

The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faerie is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding eleven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.
Description from Allison Pang's website



First book in the series:

A Brush of Darkness
Abby Sinclair 1
Pocket Books, January 25, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages

Cover Revealed - A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair 2) by Allison Pang
The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

Giveaway Winners - February 22, 2011

Giveaway Winners - February 22, 2011



The winner of First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson 1) by Darynda Jones


Kelly M. who said

"Black!!!!

although I do really like Charcoal Gray too"









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Giveaway Winners - February 22, 2011


The winner of Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians 1) by Dianne Duvall


DarkBloodyVamp who said...

If I had to pick what time period my Immortal Guardian would come from for some reason I think he would come from the 1700's England. I don't know but for some reason there is something about how a man was a man at that time and he could sweep a woman off her feet. Plus I would just love hearing words being whispered into my ears in a British accent. Yummy! :)




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Giveaway Winners - February 22, 2011
 



The winner of A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair 1) by Allison Pang


 
RA said...

I would love to have a grimlin in my underwear drawer.









Winners have been notified and have until Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11:59 PM to respond or The Qwillery will randomly pick a new winner or winners.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

The View From Monday - February 14, 2011

A Happy Valentine's Day to those of you who celebrate. Happy plain old Monday to those who don't.

There are not a lot of books on my list for this week. The list is below. I'm going to try to post a bunch of reviews this week that have been percolating in my head. I tend to think a lot about a review before I actually write it. Then I have to edit it to remove anything spoilery. I could probably tell you how I've rated the several books ahead of the reviews, but I won't.

Wednesday will feature comics this week because we will have a guest for Thursday Flicks - author Seanan McGuire.

I'm hoping to get back to Photo Friday this week. We missed it last week because of all the wonderful Debut Author interviews. Here are the dates the giveaways end:

Debut AuthorGiveawayEnd Date
Darynda JonesFirst Grave on the RightFebruary 15, 2011
Dianne DuvallDarkness DawnsFebruary 16, 2011
Allison PangA Brush of DarknessFebruary 18, 2011

Just click on the author's name to go to the interview and giveaway. If you are interested in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge click on 2011 DAC tab above.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. There are certainly other books coming out that I've not listed.

February 15, 2011

Dreams of a Dark WarriorKresley ColePNR - Immortals After Dark 11
Desires of the DeadKimberly DertingYA - Body Finder 2
The Guardian Connie HallPNR
The Desert of SoulsHoward Andrew JonesFM
AftertimeSophie LittlefieldPNR
The Truth About VampiresTheresa MeyersPNR
AngelfireCourtney Allison MoultonYA - Angelfire 1
Voices of DragonsCarrie VaughnYA


February 17, 2011

The Republic of ThievesScott LynchF - Gentleman Bastard 3

F - Fantasy
FM - Fantasy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
YA - Young Adult


The View From Monday - February 14, 2011
White Chocolate Heart Box by CAMJ


Interview with Allison Pang and Giveaway - February 11, 2011

Please welcome Allison Pang to The Qwillery as part of our 2011 Debut Author Challenge interviews.

TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Allison:  I don’t know if it’s a quirk, so much as a massive tendency to procrastinate. And eat. I have to stop myself from eating myself into oblivion when I write – I suspect it’s more of a nervous habit than anything else. I also spontaneously break into dance around the midnight hour.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Allison:  I love high fantasy probably more than anything else, and I’d say a number of them have influenced not only my writing, but how I look at it. (There are a lot of writers I want to be when I grow up). Favorite writers include Jacqueline Carey, Kate Elliott, Lynn Flewelling, Charles de Lint, Robin Hobb and many others.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a panster?

Allison:  Mostly a punster. I only tend to try to outline if I get stuck at a particular point, but it’s usually just to let my brain sort through it more than the need to write it down, if that makes any sense. The rest of the time I just have a vague idea of what I’d like to see happen in a particular chapter (i.e. they find a body under the bed. Madness ensues.), but then I sit back and see how the characters get there.

TQ:  What inspired you to write A Brush of Darkness?

Allison:  Partially a stubborn streak to see if I really *could* write a book, but part of the concept was inspired by a dream. I wanted to know more about the characters who made up that dream (and the scene in particular is in the book toward the end) and there we go.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do for A Brush of Darkness?

Allison:  Not much, honestly. I was very interested in Faerie folklore from a young age. I just drew on the parts I wanted to use and made up the rest.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in the book?

Allison:  Hmmm. Most of the scenes with Phin were a great deal of fun to write, but otherwise I’m rather partial to that last scene at the end with Abby searching for Brystion. Can’t get into any more detail I don’t think, but that’s really the pivotal scene for me.

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Abby Sinclair series? Will there be any short stories or novellas set in Abby's world?

Allison:  There are two more confirmed books so far and the current story arc should mostly wrap up within those three. After that it’s entirely up to the publisher.  That being said, I’d love to do a spin off with some of the secondary characters – Melanie in particular. I also wouldn’t mind doing a short story or two as well. I’m hoping to maybe have a few “freebies” written and uploaded on my website at some point this year – maybe a one-shot on how Abby got her iPod enchanted, for example. Or quite possibly a few alternate scenes from BoD written from Brystion’s PoV. J

TQ:  What's next?

Allison:  Next after what? LOL. The draft for the second book was turned in a short while ago and I’m waiting on revisions for that. The third book is due in August, so I’m turning my attention to that right now, although I’ve got a SteamPunk fantasy thing that I’ve started which I’d obviously like to sell as well.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery

Allison:  And thank you for having me!


Allison's Books
 
A Brush of Darkness
Abby Sinclair 1
(January 25, 2011)
Interview with Allison Pang and Giveaway - February 11, 2011
The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.
 
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn't at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus's whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there's no one she can trust to save her.
 
   
About Allison
 
Interview with Allison Pang and Giveaway - February 11, 2011
A marine biologist in a former life, Allison Pang turned to a life of crime to finance her wild spending habits and need to collect Faberge eggs. A cat thief of notable repute, she spends her days sleeping and nights scaling walls and wooing dancing boys….Well, at least the marine biology part is true. But she was taloned by a hawk once. She also loves Hello Kitty, sparkly shoes, and gorgeous violinists.
 
She spends her days in Northern Virginia working as a cube grunt and her nights waiting on her kids and cats, punctuated by the occasional husbandly serenade. Sometimes she even manages to write. Mostly she just makes it up as she goes.

Allison's Links:
Websitehttp://www.heartofthedreaming.com/
Bloghttp://mynfel.blogspot.com/
Group bloghttp://word-whores.blogspot.com/
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/apang
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/allison_pang


The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a Mass Market Paperback copy of A Brush of Darkness.

How:  Leave a comment telling The Qwillery what miniature mythological creature you would like to live in your underwear drawer? Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who & When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Friday, February 18, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*
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