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Feature: The Between Novels by Kerry Schafer


Today The Qwillery is featuring the Between novels by Kerry Schafer including some exciting news about the 3rd novel in the series!



Feature: The Between Novels by Kerry Schafer




Between
Between 1
Ace, January 29, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Feature: The Between Novels by Kerry Schafer
Vivian Maylor can’t sleep. Maybe it’s because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it’s because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours.

All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother’s insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes—forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real.

And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once—a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control…

"A smart, resilient heroine, a scarred hero, dragons that are all too real and much too close, and myriad doorways that lead from a modern ER into dreams and waking and everything in Between make for a sparkling debut novel. Most enjoyable." – Carol Berg, author




Wakeworld
Between 2
Ace, January 28, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Feature: The Between Novels by Kerry Schafer
Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to embrace a safe life of solitude. But when a terrible mistake leads to an innocent’s death, his guilt drives him to his former home, where he encounters what he never thought he would find: another shifter.

Now Vivian and Weston must work together to defeat a new threat to the dreamworld.

"Rising star Schafer continues to advance an elaborate mythology that places her heroine at the intersection of worlds. Schafer proves densely plotted and emotionally charged storytelling is definitely her forte!" – RT Magazine

Wakeworld is a fine adventure. Kerry Schafer gives us heroes we can root for and a world that twists and turns like an Escher print so that nothing is quite what it seems.” – Anne Bishop, author

“Schafer brings a unique voice to urban fantasy, and her writing has a dreamlike, magical quality. A captivating read, a real page-turner!” – Yasmine Galenorn, author




Kerry recently unveiled the cover for The Nothing...

Feature: The Between Novels by Kerry Schafer
Vivian has one chance to save the worlds, and it could cost her everything.

In The Nothing, the third and final book of the Between Trilogy, a mysterious illness is killing healthy people in their sleep. While doctors and world leaders scramble to determine the source of the mysterious epidemic, Vivian Maylor travels through an increasingly unstable Between on a quest to stop it. She already knows the source of the disaster: Aidan the dragon queen has poisoned the dreamworlds. Every time a dreamworld dies, any dreamer caught up in that dream dies too. Much as Vivian despises the dark magic of the Sorcieri, they hold the secrets she needs to be able to pursue Aidan through the locked gates into the Forever. She has one chance to save the worlds—if she can persuade the Sorcieri to share their secrets, and if she is willing to sacrifice everything she loves…


A message from Kerry about The Nothing...

A Chance to be Part of the Story…

An unfinished series is a very sad thing. As a reader I am devastated when I finish a book and there isn't another one and the story hasn't yet ended. It reminds me of the time I bought a book and for some reason the last page was missing. There I sat, holding that book in my hands and screaming inside, "But I don't know what happened!!!"

When I started writing a trilogy I made a promise to my readers that I would finish what I started. And I intend to do that. Ace Books has opted not to pick up The Nothing so I'm going to publish it independently. However, I would like for the quality of the last book to be at the same level as the first two and good editors don't come cheap.

For all of these reasons, I'm running a Kickstarter to help give The Nothing a chance to find its way to more readers. If you would like to be part of this—either by backing the project or spreading the word—you can read all about it at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/574989945/the-nothing-is-comingdream-if-you-dare


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Right now, there is a Goodreads.com giveaway for BETWEEN!!! To enter to win a copy, check out the contest here, before November 13th.

You can also win a copy (either print, or ebook) by clicking on the rafflecopter link below. This Series Spotlight contest ends on November 11th.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE SERIES SPOTLIGHT GIVEAWAY

GOOD LUCK!!


Disclosure: Please note that Qwill has backed the Kickstarter for The Nothing.

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014


Please welcome Kerry Schafer to The Qwillery. Kerry's most recent novel, Wakeworld, was published on January 28, 2014 by Ace.



Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014





TQ:  Welcome back to The Qwillery. You've written 2 Between novels and 3 Dream Wars novellas. Has your writing process changed (or not) from when you wrote Between (Between 1) and now?

Kerry:  Yes, it has changed a lot. I used to be a complete and utter pantster, just letting the story and characters take me wherever they wished. I also had a tendency to write when I felt like it. This was fun, but involved extensive rewrites. Between, for example, contains almost nothing from the original version other than a few themes, Vivian, Zee, and a penguin. Since then I've become much more disciplined. I usually have daily word count goals, which is new to me since getting a contract. I also have a tentative (although highly flexible) outline before I start writing, and definite sign posts I watch out for along the way. I still do a lot of re-writing, but not so much as I used to. (Knock wood, and hope I haven't jinxed my current projects! Yes, I'm a little superstitious)



TQ:  What do you wish that you knew about book publishing when Between (Between 1) came out that you know now.

Kerry:  Everything! Seriously - I had precious little idea of anything related to either traditional publishing or self publishing, and no idea of what was involved in marketing or PR. It would have made the road a little smoother to have had foreknowledge, but I don't think it would have changed my decisions or significantly altered the course of history in regards to my writing career. It's been a fascinating roller coaster ride!



TQ:  Are the Dream Wars novellas and the Between novels related? What are the Dream Wars novellas about?

Kerry:  There is absolutely no relation between the two series, other than that both of them play around with dreams. The Dream Wars are set in the small town of Williamsville, and are built around the concept of a supernatural being called the Dream Merchant, who will design a dream for you at your request - at a price that will be determined after delivery. The cost to our heroine, Jesse Davison, is her soul. She's stuck serving as a dream runner, a job she doesn't mind too much until her old sweetheart Will is sucked in and a group of bad guys start bootlegging dreams. The novellas are only the beginning - I fell in love with this world, and especially with Jesse, so there will be more forthcoming



TQWakeworld (Between 2) was published earlier this week. Tell us something about Wakeworld that is not in the book description.
Kerry:  There are a lot more dragons, and the relationship between Zee and Vivian gets complicated by the fact that he is a born Dragon Slayer and she is part dragon. Also - Jared gets some payback for his many sins in Between.



TQ:  Which character in the Between series so far has surprised you the most?

Kerry:  Weston Jennings, actually. I had no idea that he was going to turn out to be so important to the plot, or have such a devastating history. He was a lot of fun to develop.



TQ:  What's next?

Kerry:  Between #3! And a novel set in the war of the Dream Wars books. I'm also finishing up a paranormal mystery called Dead Before Dying. The first chapter of that is up at Book Country and I'm working on revisions.



TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Kerry:  Thanks so much for having me!





Books of the Between

Wakeworld
Between 2
Ace, January 28, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014
Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to embrace a safe life of solitude. But when a terrible mistake leads to an innocent’s death, his guilt drives him to his former home, where he encounters what he never thought he would find: another shifter.

Now Vivian and Weston must work together to defeat a new threat to the dreamworld.


Between
Between 1
Ace, January 29, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014
Vivian Maylor can’t sleep. Maybe it’s because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it’s because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours.

All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother’s insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes—forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real.

And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once—a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control…



The Dream Wars Novellas

The Dream Runner
The Dream Wars 1
TKA Distribution, October 27, 2013
eBook, 81 pages

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014
What if you could order a custom dream? Any kind. Dark and twisted, sweet, sensual, or redemptive. For the right price, a dream runner will deliver one to your doorstep.

Jesse Davison skipped town the week she turned sixteen, with nothing but the clothes on her back and her father’s vintage Indian Scout motorbike. She swore never to return to the town where in one night of tragedy she lost everything she ever loved.

When news of her estranged mother’s death calls her home, she hopes for some time to sort out ten years of tangled emotions. But Jesse’s job doesn’t exactly allow personal days. She’s been forced into service as a runner by the Dream Merchant to pay back a debt for her own dream of revenge, and there are always orders to fill.

Struggling to figure out her mysterious inheritance is more than enough to get a girl down, and things get even worse when the man Jesse loathes—ex-boyfriend Will Alderson—shows up. But she soon discovers the person she’s been running from might just be the one she should be running towards. Too bad she’s been dreaming of killing him for the past ten years.


The Dream Thief
The Dream Wars 2
TKA Distribution, October 27, 2013
eBook, 90 pages

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014
The underground dream trade is growing hotter by the second, and the Dream Merchant’s top delivery girl Jesse Davison wants out. She knows the ugly truth—that playing around with dreams can drive you crazy, or worse.

But it turns out freeing herself from the Dream Merchant isn’t Jesse’s biggest worry, and neither is the fact that her feelings for ex-boyfriend Will are resurfacing with a vengeance. Strange things begin happening as she investigates the circumstances surrounding her mother’s death in the sleepy mill town of Williamsville. Will’s father remembers her in an instant, despite his severe dementia. Her realtor Tom disappears into thin air, and his assistant claims to have killed him. It’s up to Jesse to get to the bottom of it all. And, unfortunately, working with Will seems to be the only way.

As the crimes begin to mount, Jesse realizes that Will’s memories, too, have been stolen, and it’s only a matter of time before the thief comes for her.


The Dream Wars
The Dream Wars 3
TKA Distribution, October 27, 2013
eBook, 85 pages

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014
Ever since Jesse Davison returned to her hometown, life has progressively gotten worse. The more she delves into her mother’s death, the deeper the mystery gets. Her lover, Will, the only person she can trust, has been pressed into service by the Dream Merchant as a Collector—a soul sucking job Jesse didn’t even know existed. And it turns out the dream bootleggers who have been operating out of her barn aren’t just manufacturing dreams and stealing memories – they’ve found a way to control people’s minds. Marsh, a childhood bully-turned realtor, is convinced he killed his boss. And now he’s consumed by the desire to make Jesse his next victim.

Somehow, Jesse must find a way to free Will and put a halt to the bootleggers’ scheme. Because the way things are going? This dream business is about to explode into a full scale war…





About Kerry

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014
Diane Maehl Photography
Kerry Schafer was born and raised in Canada*, moved back and forth across the border several times, and finally settled on a compromise. She now lives in Washington state, but within an hour’s drive of her home and native land. Her childhood book collection traveled with her through all of those moves, and although she now owns a Kindle she continues to acquire books and bookshelves. During her lifetime, Kerry has worked as a lumber piler, an OB nurse, a secretary, and a substitute teacher, among other things. No matter where she lives or what she is doing, she finds a way to create writing time. Currently she balances writing and family with her work as a mental health counselor.

*And yes, she does sometimes say ‘eh?’ but never, ever ‘aboot.’




Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter @KerrySchafer  ~  Pinterest


Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of Between - February 4, 2013

Please welcome Kerry Schafer to The Qwillery as part of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge Interviews and as part of the Between Blog Tour!


Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of Between - February 4, 2013



TQ:  Welcome to The Qwillery.

Kerry:  Thank you for having me! I am so thrilled that Between is part of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge!


TQ:  When and why did you start writing?

Kerry:  I fell in love with words when I was just a little kid, and the only real thing to be done about that was to write. I started with writing poetry in about sixth grade. Fiction came years later.


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

Kerry:  Quirks? Me? Yeah, I have a few. For one thing, I half believe that the story exists fully formed on some plane outside of myself and it's my job to capture it and get it on paper. I definitely believe that the story knows things I don't know, and that interesting things happen if I allow it to show me.


TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Kerry:  I am an avid pantser at heart. When I let the story have its way, it leads me to things I never would have dreamed up by myself. For example, in an early draft of Between a key showed up in Vivian's pocket. She had no idea what it was for, and neither did I. But that key grew into an integral part of the plot. On the other hand, I've learned to make some concessions to plotting. Lining up a few key scenes keeps the pacing on track. But even if I've got a complete outline, I have a tendency to stray.


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

Kerry:  Doing it. Seriously. Sitting down and actually putting the words on the page, one after the other. Some days the words flow and it's all easy, but writing can be more like trying to pull teeth with eyebrow tweezers. Also, I work full time and have a lot of demands on my time. It would be easier if I never got tired and didn't need to sleep.


TQ:  Describe Between in 140 characters or less. 

Kerry:  Ouch. Okay, here goes: When dangerous creatures from dream spill into the waking world, Vivian risks the Between - where reality and dream intersect - to stop them.


TQ:  What inspired you to write Between?

Kerry:  I've always had a fascination with what I think of as "The Other" – whatever is out there that is beyond the reach of our concrete senses. Take that, add a job where reality is often tenuous, throw in a brilliant co-worker with a fondness for Escher, and finally add a random penguin. Voila! In my brain it all adds up to Between.


TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Between?

Kerry:  I had to do some medical research. I used to be a nurse a long time ago, and my mental health crisis job took me into the ER a lot, but I was shaky on some details. What sort of medical treatment would the victim of dragon poisoning receive? What about the victim of dream induced hypothermia? But hey, for the most part, Between is fantasy! I get to make stuff up.


TQ:  Who was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why?

Kerry:  Isobel, Vivian's mentally unstable mother, was actually the easiest character to write. I'm not sure why – she just presented herself to me as fully formed and I didn't have to tinker with her much at all. The hardest would have to be Zee. Initially, I loosely based Zee on a real life character, the aforementioned brilliant co-worker, Jamie, who gave me the idea for the book. I learned, to my great chagrin, that even a fascinating human being doesn't translate well to the page. The initial Zee came across as flat and wooden. Then, when I was in the process of completely redesigning him, Jamie died. One of the most brutally difficult things I have ever done in my writing was to eliminate him from the pages of Between while I was still grieving his real life death.


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

Kerry:  I am fond of the initial ER scene where it becomes clear to Vivian that the Dreamworld is real and spilling into reality. If I told you any more I'd have to swear you to secrecy on pain of death and then where would this interview be?


TQ:  What's next?

Kerry:  Well, the second of the Books of the Between – tentatively titled Wakeworld – is currently with my editor. Hopefully Ace will want to contract for the third book of the trilogy, but that's still up in the air. Other than that, I've got a half written geriatric vampire clamoring for attention, a YA Fantasy in need of revision, and a ton of other book ideas. I plan to be busy.


TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.




About Between

Between
The Books of the Between 1
Ace, January 29, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of Between - February 4, 2013
Vivian Maylor can’t sleep. Maybe it’s because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it’s because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours.

All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother’s insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes—forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real.

And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once—a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control…





About Kerry

Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of Between - February 4, 2013
Diane Maehl Photography
Kerry Schafer was born and raised in Canada*, moved back and forth across the border several times, and finally settled on a compromise. She now lives in Washington state, but within an hour’s drive of her home and native land. Her childhood book collection traveled with her through all of those moves, and although she now owns a Kindle she continues to acquire books and bookshelves. During her lifetime, Kerry has worked as a lumber piler, an OB nurse, a secretary, and a substitute teacher, among other things. No matter where she lives or what she is doing, she finds a way to create writing time. Currently she balances writing and family with her work as a mental health counselor.

*And yes, she does sometimes say ‘eh?’ but never, ever ‘aboot.’

Website : Facebook : Twitter : Pinterest 






The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of  Between (Books of the Between 1) from The Qwillery.

How:   Answer The Qwillery's Question: 

What about "The Other" fascinates you?

Please remember - if you don't answer the questions 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 youmention 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.

There are a total of 3 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry) and Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry).  This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook or Twitter 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, February 11, 2013. 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 - January 28, 2013

The View From Monday - January 28, 2013


Happy last Monday in January! This month ends with a lot of books after several light weeks of book releases. It's also a terrific week for present and former Debut Author Challenge featured authors.

There are two debuts out this week - The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke and Between by Kerry Schafer. Both authors are featured in the 2013 Debut Author Challenge.

Three of the featured authors from the 2012 Debut Author Challenge have their sophomore novels out this week: She Returns from War by Lee Collins, Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole and Dangerous Gifts by Gaie Sebold. In addition Elspeth Cooper's Songs of the Earth and Ted Kosmatka's The Games are out in Mass Market Paperback.

And finally, a featured author from the 2011 Debut Author Challenge has her third novel out this week: Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar by Lexi George.




January 28, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Caught in Amber (e) Cathy Pegau SFR



January 29, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Eldritch Conspiracy Cat Adams UF - Blood Song 5
Range of Ghosts (h2tp) Elizabeth Bear F - Range of Ghosts 1
Scent of Darkness Margot Berwin H
The Winter Witch Paula Brackston PHR
Fair Game (ri) Patricia Briggs UF - Alpha & Omega 3
Shadows in Flight (h2mm) Orson Scott Card SF - Shadow 5
Immortal Craving Kendra Leigh Castle PNR - Dark Dynasties 3
The Mad Scientist's Daughter (D) Cassandra Rose Clarke SF
Fortress Frontier Myke Cole MF - Shadow Ops 2
She Returns From War Lee Collins F - Cora Oglesby 2
Songs of the Earth (h2mm) Elspeth Cooper F -The Wild Hunt 1
Star Trek: The Original Series: The Continuing Missions, Volume I (e) Greg Cox
Dayton Ward
Christopher L. Bennett
SF - Star Trek
Eve of Destruction (mm2tp) Sylvia Day UF - Marked 2
Apocalypse Troy Denning SF - Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi
Shattered Souls Delilah Devlin PRS - Caitlyn O'Connell 1
Fighting to Survive (tp2mm) Rhiannon Frater H/PA- As the World Dies 2
Allegiance in Exile David R. George III SF - Star Trek
Haunted Moon Yasmine Galenorn PNR - Otherworld 13
Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar Lexi George PNR - Demon Hunter 3
Out in Blue (ri) Sarah Gilman PNR - Return to Sanctuary
The Vision (ri) Heather Graham PTh
Sixth Column (ri) Robert A. Heinlein SF
Frankly, My Dear (ri) Sandra Hill PNR
City of Dragons (ri) Robin Hobb F - Rain Wilds Chronicles 3
Star Trek: The Original Series: Allegiance in Exile David R. George III SF - Star Trek
'Til The World Ends:
Dawn of Eden
Thistle & Thorne
Sun Storm
Julie Kagawa
Ann Aguirre
Karen Duvall
DysR
Born of Silence (h2mm) Sherrilyn Kenyon F - League 5
The Games (h2mm) Ted Kosmatka SF/H
Kalimpura Jay Lake F - Green 3
Tuf Voyaging (ri) George R.R. Martin SF
No Mercy Jenna McCormick SFR
The Last Ditch (h2mm)
Sandy Mitchell SF - Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain
Man-Kzin Wars XIII (tp2mm) Larry Niven SF - Stories
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales Yoko Ogawa
H - Collection
The Color of Magic (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 1
Equal Rites (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 3
The Light Fantastic (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 2
Mort (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 4
Road of Skulls Josh Reynolds F - Warhammer: Gotrek & Felix
The Wolf Gift (h2tp) Anne Rice H
Shattered Circle Linda Robertson UF - Persephone Alcmedi 6
We Only Need the Heads (e) John Scalzi SF - The Human Division 3
Between (D) Kerry Schafer UF - Between 1
Dangerous Gifts Gaie Sebold F - Babylon Steel 2
The Shape of Desire (h2mm) Sharon Shinn F - Shifting Circle 1
Colder than Hell (Kindle eBook) Anthony Neil Smith
Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
H - Dead Man 16



January 30, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
John Brunner Jad Smith SF - Modern Masters of Science Fiction



January 31, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Crawling Chaos Volume 2: Selected Weird Fiction 1928-1935 H. P. Lovecraft H - Collection
Dead Brides: Vampiric Tales By Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe H - Collection




February 1, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mandala Road Masako Bando F
Seduced by the Darkling (e) Lauren Hawkeye PNR
Tempting the Jaguar (e) Katie Reus PNR
The Apes of Wrath Rupert Wyatt Anthology



D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue or Reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
MF - Military Fantasy
P - Paranormal
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - January 2013

It's time for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for January 2013!



Since Cover Wars was so much fun as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, we're doing it again for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge. Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from each month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2013 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is released in the US.








Cover Art: Raymond Swanland





Cover Art: Argh! Oxford










Cover Art: Gregory Manchess






Cover Artist: Larry Rostant







Kerry Schafer's BETWEEN Dream Tour: DAY 4

Kerry Schafer’s urban fantasy novel doesn’t hit shelves until January 2013, but the author has something exciting to celebrate this month – the reveal of BETWEEN’s cover. And she’s not doing it in a small way either. Over five days, five different sites will post an image that shows a bit more of the cover each day until it’s revealed in its entirety Friday, September 21st on www.KerrySchafer.com. Kerry’s also running a tour sweepstakes this week giving away two (2) $25 Visa gift cards and a query critique from Knight Agency president Deidre Knight! With three separate prizes, there’s a better chance you’ll win big. Click here to enter!


Kerry Schafer's BETWEEN Dream Tour: DAY 4
Vivian's life is finally on track. She has a job she loves as an ER doctor and has just met - literally - the man of her dreams. But when her eccentric grandfather is murdered and designates her as his next of kin, she discovers that she is the last of a race of beings known as dreamshifters. It is her task to guard the doorways between waking and dreaming, which have already begun to unravel, spilling dangerous creatures from dream into the waking world. When she sets out to close the open doors and protect her town and the people she loves, Vivian confronts dragons, intrigue, and the dark secrets of her own family history. In the end she comes face to face with a sorceress seeking eternal life and ultimate power. Vivian must find a way to stop her, or reality will be forever altered.


The theme for Day Four of the BETWEEN Dream Tour is penguins. Vivian was given a penguin pendant by her grandfather to wear around her neck as protection. Dream imagery wisdom say that seeing a penguin in your dream shows that your problems might not be as serious as you think. Have any of your dreams ever given you some relief about a situation you thought was bigger than it actually was?



Follow along as the cover is revealed on the following sites:

Monday, September 17th on marleygibsonauthor.tumblr.com

Tuesday, September 18th onbooksmakemehappyreviews.com

Wednesday, September 19th on faithhunter.net/wp/blog

Thursday, September 20th on qwillery.blogspot.com  (that's right here!)

and

the B-I-G reveal on www.KerrySchafer.com Friday, September 21st.



Pre-order BETWEEEN at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, or IndieBound. You never know what dreams may come…

Feature: The Between Novels by Kerry SchaferInterview with Kerry Schafer, author of the Books of the Between and The Dream Wars Novellas- January 30, 2014Interview with Kerry Schafer, author of Between - February 4, 2013The View From Monday - January 28, 20132013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - January 2013Kerry Schafer's BETWEEN Dream Tour: DAY 4

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