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The View From Monday - July 27, 2020


It is the last Monday in July!

There are 3 debuts this week:

Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline;

Gray Matters by John Gastil;

and

Crossings by Alex Landragin.

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Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Reaping Willow (Grim Reality 4) by Boone Brux;

William Shakespeare's The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth (William Shakespeare's Star Wars 9) by Ian Doescher;

A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by John Hornor Jacobs is out in Trade Paperback;

Tyger Burning by T. C. McCarthy is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Chaos Vector (Protectorate 2) by Megan E. O'Keefe;

Demon in White (Sun Eater 3) by Christopher Ruocchio;

Automatic Reload by Ferrett Steinmetz;

and

The Worst of All Possible Worlds (Salvagers 3) by Alex White.

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Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - July 27, 2020



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

July 27, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
House of the Rising Sun Richard Cox SF/AP/PA
The Best of Greg Egan: 20 Stories of Hard Science Fiction Greg Egan SF/HSF



July 28, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Technician (tp2mm) Neal Asher SF/SO - Polity 4
The Butterfly Lampshade Aimee Bender LF/MR/FL
Afterland Lauren Beukes Sus/Dys
The Baron of Magister Valley Steven Brust F - Dragaera 4
Reaping Willow (e) Boone Brux UF - Grim Reality 4
Lies of Descent (h2mm) Troy Carrol Bucher F/DF - Fallen Gods' War 1
My Enemy's Enemy (tp2mm) Robert Buettner SF
Kushiel's Chosen (ri) Jacqueline Carey RF/F - Kushiel's Legacy 2
The Perfect Wife (h2tp) JP Delaney Sus/Psy/GenEng
Empire of Wild (D - US) Cherie Dimaline Native American & Aboriginal/STR/SupTh
William Shakespeare's The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth Ian Doescher SF/SO - William Shakespeare's Star Wars 9
The Imago Stage Karoline Georges
Rhonda Mullins (Tr)
LF/Dys/FL
Spells for the Dead Faith Hunter UF - Soulwood 5
A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror (h2tp) John Hornor Jacobs H
Flyaway Kathleen Jennings CF/DF/Gothic
At Death's Door (hmm) Sherrilyn Kenyon HistF/FR/PNR - Deadman's Cross 3
Cold Storage (h2mm) David Koepp Sus
Kinsman's Oath (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - The Kinsman  2
Prince of Shadows (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Val Cache 3
The Forest Lord (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Fane 1
Star-Crossed (e)(ri) Susan Krinard SF
Prince of Dreams (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Val Cache 2
Prince of Wolves (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Val Cache 1
Twice a Hero (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR
Body & Soul (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR
Crossings (D) Alex Landragin LF/MR
Sabella (ri) Tanith Lee SF/SO
Bound by Shadows (ri) Kathy Lyons PNR - Grizzlies Gone Wild  1
The Dawn of a Nazi Moon Douglas MacKinnon SF - Dawn of the Nazi Moon 1
Tyger Burning (tp2mm) T. C. McCarthy SF
The Five Books of (Robert) Moses Arthur Nersesian AH/LF/AB/Sagas
Chaos Vector Megan E. O'Keefe SF/SO/SE/GenEng- Protectorate 2
The Memory Police (h2tp) Yoko Ogawa
Stephen Snyder (Tr)
LF/SF/Dys
River of Night (h2mm) John Ringo
Mike Massa
SF/AP/PA - Black Tide Rising 8
Deal with the Devil Kit Rocha SF/SFR - Mercenary Librarians 1
Demon in White Christopher Ruocchio SF/SO/HSF/AC - Sun Eater 3
Relentless: A Drizzt Novel R. A. Salvatore F - Generations  3
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds (h2mm) Brandon Sanderson SF - Collection
Automatic Reload Ferrett Steinmetz SF/CyP/HSF
Privateer (h2mm) Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F - The Dragon Corsairs 2
The Worst of All Possible Worlds Alex White SF/GenEng/SO - Salvagers 3
Master of the World (tp2mm) Edward Willett F - Worldshapers 2



July 31, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gray Matters (D) John Webster Gastil SF/CyP/Medical/PolTh
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 William Schafer (Ed) DF - Anthology



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
LMF - Legends, Myths, Fables
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

The View From Monday - March 4, 2019


Happy 1st Monday in March!

There are 6 debuts this week:

Creation (Spin Trilogy 1) by Andrew Bannister;

Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess;

The Migration by Helen Marshall;

The Reign of the Kingfisher by T.J. Martinson;

Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan;

and

Today I Am Carey by Martin L. Shoemaker.

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Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Fireweed and Brimstone (Grim Reality 3) by Boone Brux;

In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson is out in Trade Paperback;

The Point by John Dixon is out in Trade Paperback;

Mahimata (Asiana 2) by Rati Mehotra;

The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren,

If This Goes On: The Science Fiction Future of Today's Politics edited by Cat Rambo;

Pure Chocolate (Chocoverse 2) by Amber Royer;

and

The Last Dog on Earth by Adrian J. Walker.

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Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



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Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

March 5, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
12 Tales Lie, 1 Tells True (e) Maria Alexander H - Collection
The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories (h2tp) Michael Andreasen LF/SS/CF - Collection
Invisible Ecologies Rachel Armstrong HSF/SF
Creation Machine (D) Andrew Bannister SF/SO/HSF - Spin Trilogy 1
Ancestral Night Elizabeth Bear SF/SO - White Space 1
Wild Country Anne Bishop DF/CF/AH - World of the Others 2
Firebrand (tp2mm) Kristen Britain F/DF - Green Rider 6
Famous Men Who Never Lived (D) K. Chess SF/AP/PA
In the Valley of the Sun (h2tp) Andy Davidson H
Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! (ri) Gordon R. Dickson
Poul Anderson
SF/SO
The Point (h2tp) John Dixon SF/Th
String City Graham Edwards SF
Emergent Lance Erlick CyP/GenEng - Android Chronicles 3
Jacked Cat Jive Rhys Ford CF - Kai Gracen Series 3
Mad Lizard Mambo (ri) Rhys Ford CF - Kai Gracen Series 2
Black Dog Blues (ri) Rhys Ford CF - Kai Gracen Series 1
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (ri) Neil Gaiman
Terry Pratchett
MTI/F/HU
The Women's War Jenna Glass F - The Women's War 1
The Far Far Better Thing (e) Auston Habershaw F/DF - Saga of the Redeemed
Alice Payne Rides Kate Heartfield SF/TT/SP - Alice Payne 2
The Controllers Paul Kane SF - Collection
The Hunger (h2tp) Alma Katsu PsyTh/Hist/Occ/Sup
Another Kingdom Andrew Klavan F - Another Kingdom 1
The Wall John Lanchester LF/Dys
The Migration (D) Helen Marshall Dys/LF/H
The Reign of the Kingfisher (D) T.J. Martinson Sus/SH
Infinite Detail (D) Tim Maughan SF/Dys
That Ain't Witchcraft Seanan McGuire UF/P/HU - InCryptid 8
Mahimata Rati Mehrotra F - Asiana 2
While You Sleep Stephanie Merritt Th
The Bayern Agenda Dan Moren SF/Th - Galactic Cold War 1
Gingerbread Helen Oyeyemi LF/FairyT/FolkT/LM/MR
If This Goes On: The Science Fiction Future of Today's Politics Cat Rambo (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Unknown Soldier (e)(ri) Mickey Zucker Reichert F
Voices of the Fall John Ringo (Ed)
Gary Poole (Ed)
SF - Black Tide Rising Anthology
Pure Chocolate Amber Royer SF/SO/SFR - The Chocoverse 2
Today I Am Carey (D) Martin L. Shoemaker SF/HSF
The Last Dog on Earth Adrian J. Walker Dys/SF/AP/PA



March 6, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Knowledgeable Creatures: A Tor.com Original (e) Christopher Rowe F



March 8, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fireweed and Brimstone (e) Boone Brux UF - Grim Reality 3
Blood They Brought and Other Stories Ed Kurtz H - Collection



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Spec - Speculative
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 6


This is the sixth in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published since their last update. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year that author was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.



Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 48 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here



Bill Broun (2016)

Night of the Animals
Ecco, April 25, 2017
Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Hardcover and eBook, July 5, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 6
In this imaginative debut, the tale of Noah’s Ark is brilliantly recast as a story of fate and family, set in a near-future London.

Over the course of a single night in 2052, a homeless man named Cuthbert Handley sets out on an astonishing quest: to release the animals of the London Zoo. When he was a young boy, Cuthbert’s grandmother had told him he inherited a magical ability to communicate with the animal world—a gift she called the Wonderments. Ever since his older brother’s death in childhood, Cuthbert has heard voices. These maddening whispers must be the Wonderments, he believes, and recently they have promised to reunite him with his lost brother and bring about the coming of a Lord of Animals . . . if he fulfills this curious request.

Cuthbert flickers in and out of awareness throughout his desperate pursuit. But his grand plan is not the only thing that threatens to disturb the collective unease of the city. Around him is greater turmoil, as the rest of the world anxiously anticipates the rise of a suicide cult set on destroying the world’s animals along with themselves.

Meanwhile, Cuthbert doggedly roams the zoo, cutting open the enclosures, while pressing the animals for information about his brother. Just as this unlikely yet loveable hero begins to release the animals, the cult’s members flood the city’s streets. Has Cuthbert succeeded in harnessing the power of the Wonderments, or has he only added to the chaos—and sealed these innocent animals’ fates?

Night of the Animals is an enchanting and inventive tale that explores the boundaries of reality, the ghosts of love and trauma, and the power of redemption.





Boone Brux (2011)

Random Acts of Marriage
Wedding Favors 2
Lovestruck, August 8, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 180 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 6
A wedding. A playboy. And a week he’ll make sure she never forgets.

Kinni Corbet is the perfect bridesmaid. She’s efficient and has a to-do list for every occasion. When the bride-to-be adds “relax and have some fun” to Kinni’s schedule, Price Lyons seems to tick all the right boxes. He’s guaranteed fun, and it’s only for one week—what can it hurt?

Playboy hotel owner Price Lyons has wanted to break down Kinni’s walls for years. Her plan to relax for a whole week is the perfect opportunity to get to the one person he’s never been able to charm. And this time, she seems…receptive to his advances. Unexpected, but he’ll take it.

There’s just one problem. Kinni’s allergic to spontaneity, and the only thing predictable about Price is his unpredictably. There’s no way they’ll last beyond the week, and Kinni’s going to make sure of it…


Dead Spooky
A Grim Reality Novella
Boone Brux, October 31, 2016
eBook, 92 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 6
Halloween wouldn't be complete without a good haunting, or without some wayward spirit messing up my plans. My name is Lisa, and because I'm a grim reaper, I'll be spending All Hallows Eve trying to capture the ghost of a serial killer instead doing normal things like trick-or-treating with my kids, or drinking wine while I pass out candy.

Yep, that about sums up my life.

The only good things I have going for me tonight are the gigantic sack of Halloween candy stuffed in my purse, and the fact that Nate isn't too bad to look at. No doubt, the evening will be a night to remember...if I make it out alive.





Monica Byrne (2014)

Traumphysik
A Tor.Com Original
Tor Books, June 29, 2016
eBook, 32 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 6
A brilliant young physicist, alone on a Pacific atoll during World War II, begins to chronicle the laws of motion that govern her dreams.





Kristen Callihan (2012)

Idol
A VIP Novel 1
Plain Jane, June 7, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 307 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 6
Libby

I found Killian drunk and sprawled out on my lawn like some lost prince. With the face of a god and the arrogance to match, the pest won’t leave. Sexy, charming, and just a little bit dirty, he’s slowly wearing me down, making me crave more.

He could be mine if I dare to claim him. Problem is, the world thinks he’s theirs. How do you keep an idol when everyone is intent on taking him away?

Killian

As lead singer for the biggest rock band in the world, I lived a life of dreams. It all fell apart with one fateful decision. Now everything is in shambles.

Until Liberty. She’s grouchy, a recluse —and kind of cute. Scratch that. When I get my hands on her, she is scorching hot and more addictive than all the fans who’ve screamed my name.

The world is clamoring for me to get back on stage, but I’m not willing to leave her. I’ve got to find a way to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.





Rachel Cantor (2014)

Good on Paper
Melville House, December 6, 2016
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, January 26, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 6
The highly anticipated second novel from a writer Emily St. John Mandel calls “sharp, witty, and immensely entertaining”

Is a new life possible? Because Shira Greene’s life hasn’t quite turned out as planned. She’s a single mom living with her daughter and her gay friend Ahmad. Her PhD on Dante’s Vita Nuova hasn’t gotten her a job, and her career as a translator hasn’t exactly taken off either.

But then she gets a call from a Nobel Prize–winning Italian poet who insists she’s the only one who can translate his newest book.

Stunned, Shira realizes that—just like that—her life can change. She sees a new beginning beckoning: academic glory, demand for her translations, and even love (her good luck has made her feel more open to the entreaties of the owner of the neighborhood indie bookstore).

There’s only one problem: It all hinges on the tranlsation, and as Shira starts working on the exquisitely intricate passages of the poet’s book, she realizes that it may in fact be, well . . . untranslatable.

Deft, funny, and big-hearted, Good on Paper is a grand novel of second chances, family, friendship, and possibility.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2


This is the second in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and any upcoming works for 2016. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year she/he was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.

Part 1 here.


Boone Brux (2011)

Styx and Stoned
Grim Reality 2
The Painted Raven, May 15, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 219 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Las Vegas! All expenses paid!

Normally, a trip like that would be a dream come true for a widowed, mother of three, who just happens to be grim reaper. Here’s the thing though, situations rarely work out as I imagine they should. And usually not in my favor.

This time isn’t any different. Instead of the endless free drinks and gambling I’d been hoping for, I get the opposite—demons, water zombies, and a bimbo ghost roommate, who gives new meaning to the phrase dead drunk.

But it’s not all bad. I’m making new friends, learning spectacular reaper skills, and saving souls. I just hope I don’t lose mine before I can get the Underworld all sorted out.



Bridesmaid Blues
Wedding Favors 1
Entangled Lovestruck, June 30, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 194 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
A wedding. An ex. And a secret.

Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend's wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor-Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani's ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she'll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.

Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There's just one problem - the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn't. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she's being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.

Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he's determined to find out what...




Christopher Buehlman (2011)

The Lesser Dead
Berkley, October 6, 2015
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Hardcover and eBook, October 7, 2014

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Christopher Buehlman’s Those Across the River delivered “an unsettling brew of growing menace spiked with flashes of genuine terror.”* Now, the World Fantasy Award-nominated author stakes a bloody claim on vampire mythology…

The secret is, vampires are real and I am one.
The secret is, I’m stealing from you what is most truly yours and I’m not sorry…

New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody—he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city’s sidewalks.

The subways are his playground and his highway, shuttling him throughout Manhattan to bleed the unsuspecting in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park or in the backseats of Checker cabs, or even those in their own apartments who are too hypnotized by sitcoms to notice him opening their windows. It’s almost too easy.

Until one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway. The children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him…or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the undead in the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were.

And neither are the rest of us.

WINNER OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S BEST HORROR NOVEL OF THE YEAR

*New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson



The Suicide Motor Club
Berkley, June 7, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

[more information when it's available from the publisher]






Adam Christopher (2011)

The Machine Awakes
Spider War 2
Tor Books, March 15, 2016
Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 21, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Adam Christopher's The Machine Awakes is a far future space opera set in the universe of Burning Dark. In the decades since the human race first made contact with the Spiders—a machine race capable of tearing planets apart—the two groups have fought over interstellar territory. But the war has not been going well for humankind, and with the failure of the Fleet Admiral's secret plan in the Shadow system, the commander is overthrown by a group of hardliners determined to get the war back on track.

When the deposed Fleet Admiral is assassinated, Special Agent Von Kodiak suspects the new guard is eliminating the old. But when the Admiral's replacement is likewise murdered, all bets are off as Kodiak discovers the prime suspect is one of the Fleet's own, a psi-marine and decorated hero—a hero killed in action, months ago, at the same time his twin sister vanished from the Fleet Academy, where she was training to join her brother on the front.

As Kodiak investigates, he uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from the slums of Salt City to the floating gas mines of Jupiter. There, deep in the roiling clouds of the planet, the Jovian Mining Corporation is hiding something, a secret that will tear the Fleet apart and that the Morning Star, a group of militarized pilgrims searching for their lost god, is determined to uncover.

But there is something else hiding in Jovian system. Something insidious and intelligent, machine-like and hungry.

The Spiders are near.
[description from Hardcover]



Blood and Ink
Elementary 2
Titan Books, April 26, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
A brand-new novel tie-in to the popular Elementary TV series.

The CFO of a secretive NYC hedge fund is found murdered—stabbed through the eye with an expensive fountain pen. Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson discover a link between the victim and a charismatic touring management guru with a doubtful past. But is the solution so clear-cut or is the guru being framed?

As secrets are revealed and another victim is found murdered in the same grisly fashion, Holmes and Watson begin to uncover a murky world of money and deceit…



The Shield, Vol 1: Daughter of Revolution
   Written by Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Dark Circle Comics, June 7, 2015
Trade Paperback, 144 pages

[cover to be revealed]
Over the centuries, in our nation's times of need, a supernatural force appears to battle back the enemies of the United States: THE SHIELD.

Today, the country--the whole world--is on the edge of chaos. The middle class is dying as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Global warming's effects on the environment are drastic and dramatic, with superstorms and deadly droughts a common occurrence. The government increases its grip on the lives of ordinary people, controlling information and curtailing freedoms and privacy. For some, the government itself has become an enemy of the people, and revolution is on the minds of Americans all across the country.

The Shield returns--but what happens when she's not sure who the enemy is?

A modern action and conspiracy thriller by bestselling novelists Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig featuring the dynamic artwork of David Williams, THE SHIELD: DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION gives readers a topical, relevant and jarring new take on the classic hero.

THE SHIELD, VOL. 1: DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION collects the first story arc of the ongoing THE SHIELD comic book series.




Isabel Cooper (2011)

Night of the Highland Dragon
Highland Dragon 3
Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
“They say,” said the girl, “that people disappear up there. And I heard that the lady doesna’ ever grow any older.”
“The lady?” William asked.
“Lady MacAlasdair. She lives in the castle, and she’s been there years, but she stays young and beautiful forever.”


In the Scottish Highlands, legend is as powerful as the sword—and nowhere is that more true than in the remote village of Loch Aranoch. Its mysterious ruler, Judith MacAlasdair, is fiercely protective of her land—and her secrets. If anyone were to find out what she really was, she and her entire clan would be hunted down as monsters.

William Arundell is on the trail of a killer. Special agent for an arcane branch of the English government, his latest assignment has led him to a remote Highland castle and the undeniably magnetic lady who rules there. Yet as lies begin to unravel and a dark threat gathers, William finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of the Highlands…and the woman he can neither trust nor deny.
He prays she isn’t the murderer; he never dreamed she was a dragon.




Virna DePaul (2011)

Filthy Rich
The Belladonna Agency 3
Bantam, October 27, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.

Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, supporting not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.

Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.

In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.

Feature: Entangled Select's May Releases - May 27, 2014



Feature: Entangled Select's May Releases - May 27, 2014


Whether you’re looking for a romance that makes you laugh, makes you ‘walk the plank’, keeps you guessing, or stars your favorite paranormal, look no further. Select books have the single-title stories you crave, and the longer length you need to really get ‘lost’ in a great book. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.


Select's May releases:

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A Hornet Novel
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A Sanctify Novel
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Save the Dragons
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A week together could be
just the cure she needs...

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It's never the
same old song...

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save some immortal souls,
break a curse...
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Plus don't miss these two special events!

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The View From Monday - November 25, 2013


Happy last Monday in November!  There are only 5 Mondays left in 2013! I can not believe how quickly the year has gone by!

I did finish Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann. It surprised me and was quite well done.



The View From Monday - November 25, 2013



There are a lot of books, etc. out this week. If you have time off for Thanksgiving you'll have plenty to choose from!

No debuts, but from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Chain of Illusions (Bringer and the Bane 3) by Boone Brux;

and

Last to Rise (Rojan Dizon 3) by Francis Knight.





November 25, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Operation Saving Daniel (e) Nina Croft PNR
Parts & Wreck (e) Mark Henry PNR
The Awakening: Britton (e) Abby Niles PNR
Through the Black Veil (e) Steve Vera F - Last of Shardyn 2



November 26, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Edge of Dawn (h2mm) Lara Adrian PNR - Midnight Breed 11
Black Widow Demon Paula Altenburg PNR - Demon Outlaws 2
Bowl of Heaven (h2mm) Gregory Benford
Larry Niven
SF - Bowl of Heaven 1
Bard's Oath (h2mm) Joanne Bertin F - Dragonlords 3
The Hum and the Shiver (tpmm) Alex Bledsoe UF - Tufa 1
Chain of Illusions Boone Brux PNR - Bringer and the Bane 3
MacRieve (h2mm) Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark
Goddess with a Blade Lauren Dane UF - Rowan Summerwaite 1
Dinosaur Thunder (h2mm) James F. David SF/Th
Andromeda's Fall (h2mm) William C. Dietz SF - Prequel Legion of the Damned 1
Night & Demons David Drake H/Weird - Collection
City of Lost Dreams Magnus Flyte UF/F - City of Dark Magic 2
Blood Red (ri) Heather Graham PNR/M
The Rising Dead (Kindle e) Stella Green
Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
H - Dead Man 21
Alien Honor Vaughn Heppner SF
Ash (h2mm) James Herbert H
The Dark-Hunters (The Collection Thus Far)  (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
The Dark-Hunters, Books 1-3 (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
The Dark-Hunters, Books 4-6 (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
The Dark-Hunters, Books 7-9 (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
The Dark-Hunters, Books 10-12 (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
The Dark-Hunters, Books 13-15 (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
The Dark-Hunters, Books 16-18 (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
The Dark-Hunters, Books 19-21 (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunters
Last to Rise Francis F. Knight F - Rojan Dizon 3
Touch of the Angel (ri) Rosalie Lario PNR - Demons of Infernum 3
Warrior Untamed Melissa Mayhue PNR - Warrior 4
Robert Asprin's Myth-Quoted (tp2mm) Jody Lynn Nye F - Myth Adventures 8
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction Jonathan Oliver (ed) Weird - Anthology
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide Brian Sibley F - Movie Tie-In
Heart of Obsidian (h2mm) Nalini Singh PNR - Psy-Changeling 12
Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice James Swallow SF - Star Trek
Frail (tp2mm) Joan Frances Turner PA//Z - Dust 2
The Land Across Gene Wolfe F
Scoundrels: Star Wars (h2mm) Timothy Zahn SF - Star Wars



November 27, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
House of Dreams: A Tor.Com Original (e) Michael Swanwick AH - Mongolian Wizard 4



November 28, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Tall, Dark and Undead (e) Sandra Cox PNR
The Wizard of Oz Crochet Kristen Rask Crafts



November 29, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Interpretation of Zines: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Fanzines Luis Ortiz History / Art / Pop Culture



November 30, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs Daniel Abraham H - Balfour and Meriwether 1
The Ape's Wife and Other Stories Caitlin R. Kiernan Collection
Bleeding Shadows Joe R. Lansdale Collection
The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Dark of Deep Below Patrick Rothfuss
Nate Taylor
F - The Adventures of Princess and Mr. Whiffle 2



e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
M - Mystery
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

Guest Blog by Boone Brux - Worldbuidling-Alternate Earth...Kind Of - November 20, 2013


Please welcome Boone Brux back to The Qwillery. Boone is the author of he Bringer and the Bane series (among others). The third novel in the Bringer and the Bane, Chain of Illusions, will be published on November 26, 2013.



Guest Blog by Boone Brux - Worldbuidling-Alternate Earth...Kind Of  - November 20, 2013





Worldbuidling-Alternate Earth...Kind Of

When I started my Bringer and the Bane series it was as a historical romance with a sprinkling of the paranormal. Ravyn Mayfield had still been raised in an abbey, but she was simply a psychic, not endowed with great power. Brother Powell, an unsavory monk, was also in Shield of Fire's original manuscript, but that's where my troubles, or good fortune depending on how you look at it, began.

The question of whether or not a Catholic monk or priest would have resided in an abbey full of women plagued me. From most of what I found on the web, it was a definite no and that presented a big problem. Brother Powell was the catalyst that forced Ravyn to flee the abbey. Being a new writer I didn't yet understand that I could have easily chosen another person or event that would have done the same thing. But the story was fully formed in my mind and I clung to it. This is something I no longer do. I don't fall in love with characters, events, phrases, weapons, anything that I might need to cut. If the person's absence makes the story better, then off with their head.

But I protected my baby. So instead of changing her living circumstances, I changed the whole genre to paranormal romance. Suddenly a bevy of options opened to me. No longer did I have to fit within the confines of every day medieval life. I could create my own rules and society...so I did.

I invented the Order of the Saints. Though loosely based on the Catholic Church, and I do mean loosely, I gave them a strong presence among the people of Inness. Throughout history the common folk have clung to their spiritual beliefs. Adding that thread to my world would hopefully ground the reader with some sense of familiarity.

Societal hierarchy, even within the Bane demons there are higher ranking, more powerful, and demons who feel entitled. In the society of the Bringers I did the same, creating dissension among the groups. Like with any political group, my world needed its bureaucrats. Check.

Since the story was during medieval times I took a lot of elements from that era. Leather, horses, filth, the usual stuff. Life was hard and dirty. People had to fight for survival. Death was a constant companion.

When all these element merged, I was left with a ruthless world, filled with intrigue, honor, and betrayal. Inness had a history of war and human suffering. Deep in the land's heart dwelled an evil bent on taking over the world by any means possible. I hadn't intentionally built this world. It kind of built itself once I took out the roadblocks.

Now with the release of book three, Chain of Illusions, I can honestly say I'm proud of the world I've built--even though a lot of it was by accident. I wonder what else I’ll invent as the Bringers and the Bane gear up for an epic battle?






Bringer and the Bane

Chain of Illusions
Bringer and the Bane 3
Entangled Select, November 26, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

Guest Blog by Boone Brux - Worldbuidling-Alternate Earth...Kind Of  - November 20, 2013
Rell has lived in the Shadow World for thirteen years as a Demon Bane, the formerly vivacious young woman now the demonic enemy of the immortal Bringers. But when she is given the chance to become human again—and a full-powered Bringer—Rell isn’t sure if it’s better to be a demon in the Shadow World or to risk her life for her humanity.

For two years, Siban had been tortured in the Bane prison, only to fall in love with the beautiful demon who helped him escape. Tormented by the thought of never seeing her again, he maintains a life of solitude. So, when Rell’s human body is rescued from the Shadow World, he will do anything to be with her—even if it means challenging death to become a Bringer, too.

But once their Bringer transformations and training are completed, Siban and Rell must join a mission to go deep in the Shadow World to rescue others trapped by the Demon Bane King. And what they discover destroys everything they knew about the Demon Bane. The lovers must learn to trust themselves, each other, and their new powers if they’re going to make it out alive.



Kiss of the Betrayer
Bringer and the Bane 2
Entangled Select, December 11, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Guest Blog by Boone Brux - Worldbuidling-Alternate Earth...Kind Of  - November 20, 2013
Ever since he was fifteen, mix-blooded Bringer Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to no one.

Seeking revenge on Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. When her plan goes awry and she’s brought into the Bringers’ fold, she fights to keep her own dark secret hidden. Her desire for a better life battles with a promise made long before she understood its true cost.

Brought together by their pasts, Jade and Luc plunge into the dangerous world of the demon Bane, yet as the peril of their journey grows, so does the attraction between them. The price they will be forced to pay threatens their fragile bond, especially when their slightest misstep could give the Demon King exactly what he needs to annihilate the Bringers…



Shield of Fire
Bringer and the Bane 1
Entangled, December 6, 2011
Trade Paperback and eBook, 330 pages

Guest Blog by Boone Brux - Worldbuidling-Alternate Earth...Kind Of  - November 20, 2013
Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.




About Boone

Guest Blog by Boone Brux - Worldbuidling-Alternate Earth...Kind Of  - November 20, 2013
Boone Brux is an bestselling author in both fantasy and series romance genres. She began writing in an attempt to ward off the slow decomposition of her mental state while taking care of her twin toddlers. It soon became clear that storytelling was her true calling.

Her books range from medieval fantasy filled with demon’s and hot heroes to humorous paranormal and spicy contemporary romances. Though she loves writing romance, Boone much prefers stories where she gets to kill somebody or blow something up.

She lives in the beautiful and rugged state of Alaska with her husband, two kids, their dog Oreo, and her black cat Velma Underfoot. Not to mention the numerous wild creatures that lounge in her backyard.

Website  ~  Twitter @BooneBrux  ~  Facebook

The View From Monday - June 3, 2013


Happy first Monday in June! This is a very full release month. I'm going to need another bookcase soon.  (Note: I always need another bookcase.) You'll find a printable PDF shopping list for this week's releases here


The View From Monday - June 3, 2013



There are 4 debuts this week:

The Beautiful Land by Alan Averill;

The Center of the World by Thomas Van Essen;

Captive (Survival Race 1) by K.M. Fawcett

and

The Year of the Storm by John Mantooth.


Also out this week from former Debut Author Challenge authors are

Suddenly Beautiful by Boon Brux;

and

Trail of Dead (Scarlett Bernard 2) by Melissa F. Olson.




June 1, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The J.R.R. Tolkien Miscellany Robert S. Blackham LC
Doors (Kindle e) Daniel Brako H
His Vampyrrhic Bride (h2tp) Simon Clark H - Vampyrrhic 4
Hidden Fire (e) Alexis Fleming PNR
The Destroyer's Creed Tom Flynn SF - The Messiah Game: A Comedy of Terrors - Part Three
Hunting the Jackal (e) Seressia Glass PNR
The Darkest Embrace (e) Megan Hart PNR
A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil Jeffrey A. Hite (ed)
Michell Plested (ed)
SF/Hu - Anthology
Zombies!: Tales of the Walking Dead Stephen Jones (ed) H/Z - Anthology
Blood Sacrifice (ri) Maria Lima UF - Blood Line 5
Cradle Lake Ronald Malfi H
A Planet Called Happiness R M Robinson SF - Science Fiction by Scientists 3



June 3, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (e) Terry Brooks F - Shannara - Short Story
Suddenly Beautiful (e) Boone Brux PNR
Seducing the Demon Huntress (e) Victoria Davies PNR
Family Pride (e) Sheryl Nantus PNR - Blood of the Pride 3
Secrets of the Jaguar (e) Jaye Shields PNR



June 4, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables Stephen L. Antczak (ed)
James C. Bassett (ed)
SP - Anthology
Shapeshifted Cassie Alexander UF - Edie Spence 3
Darkness Unmasked Keri Arthur UF - Dark Angels 5
Tiger Magic Jennifer Ashley PNR - Shifters Unbound 5
The Beautiful Land (D) Alan Averill SF/H
Wicked Memories Nina Bangs PNR - Castle of Dark Dreams 7
The Too-Clever Fox: A Tor.Com Original (e) Leigh Bardugo Folk Tale - Grisha Trilogy
Queen's Hunt (h2mm) Beth Bernobich F - River of Souls 2
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukes SF
Orion and King Arthur (h2mm) Ben Bova SF/F - Orion 6
The Cryptos Conundrum (h2mm) Chase Brandon SF/Th/M
Darkest Desire of the Vampire: Wicked in Moonlight\Vampire Island Rhyannon Byrd
Lauren Hawkeye
PNR
Earth Afire Orson Scott Card
Aaron Johnston
SF - First Formic War 2
His Clockwork Canary Beth Ciotta SP - The Glorious Victorious Darcys 2
Abaddon's Gate James S.A. Corey SF - The Expanse 3
Redemption Ben Counter F - Warhammer 40,000: The Soul Drinkers Omnibus
Keeping Secret Sierra Dean UF - Secret McQueen 4
Sleeping With The Entity Cat Devon PNR - Entity 1
How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection (h2tp) David F. Dufty S/Robotics
The Center of the World (D) Thomas Van Essen AH
The Magic of "I Do" Tammy Falkner PHR - Faerie 2
Captive (D) K.M. Fawcett SFR - Survival Race 1
The City Stella Gemmell F
Silken Shadows Jennifer St. Giles PHR/Go - Killdaren 3
Midnight's Kiss Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors 5
Midnight's Kiss: Part 4 (e - serial) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors
The Diabolist Layton Green SuTh - Dominic Grey 3
The Egyptian Layton Green SuTh - Dominic Grey 2
The Summoner Layton Green SuTh - Dominic Grey 1
Casino Infernale Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 7
Live and Let Drood (h2mm) Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 6
In a Fix (tp2mm) Linda Grimes UF - In a Fix 1
Breath of Fire (e) Liliana Hart FR - Rena Drake 1
Blood of the Emperor (h2mm) Tracy Hickman F - Annals of Drakis 3
Soul Bound Anne Hope PNR - Dark Souls 2
Blood Price (ri) Tanya Huff UF - Blood / Victoria Nelson 1
Night Terrors (e Serial) Jonathan Janz H - Savage Species Pt 1
Devil Said Bang (h2tp) Richard Kadrey UF - Sandman Slim 4
The Firebird Susanna Kearsley F
Smoking Hot Karen Kelley PNR - Good Girls 3
Joyland Stephen King M/Th/H
The Angel of Fire (h2tp) William King F - Warhammer 40,000: Macharian Crusade 1
Trouble Vision Allison Kingsley PCM - Raven's Nest Bookstore 3
The Road to Woodbury (h2tp) Robert Kirkman Z/H - The Walking Dead:
Burdens of the Dead Mercedes Lackey
Eric Flint
Dave Freer
AH
Home From the Sea (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 8
Steadfast Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 9
Lethal Outlook (h2mm) Victoria Laurie PCM - Psychic Eye 10
The Midnight Man (h2tp) Stephen Laws H - Collection
The Lucifer Glass (e) Frazer Lee H
The Year of the Storm (D) John Mantooth H/Th/Gh
Iron Kingdoms Chronicles: In Thunder Forged Ari Marmell F - The Fall of Llael 1
Gameboard of the Gods Richelle Mead SF/M - Age of X 1
Dead Iron (tp2mm) Devon Monk SP - The Age of Steam 1
Man-Kzin Wars 25th Anniversary Edition Larry Niven SF - Man-Kzin Wars 1
The Double Human (h2mm) James O'Neal SF/Dys/M/Th
Trail of Dead Melissa F. Olson UF - Scarlett Bernard 2
The Seven-Petaled Shield Deborah J. Ross
F
Bled & Breakfast Michelle Rowen PCM - Immortality Bites Mystery 2
Dragon Mine (e) Jaime Rush PNR - Hidden eNovella
Yellow Moon (ri) David Searls H
The Seventh Day (Kindle serial) (e) Scott Shepherd SP
Heart of Obsidian Nalini Singh PNR - Psy-Changeling 12
Eight Million Gods Wen Spencer F
Angel City Jon Steele UF - Angelus Trilogy 2
Phantom Wolf Bonnie Vanak PNR - Phoenix Force 2
Miss Garnet's Angel Salley Vickers Meta
Charred Kate Watterson Th/Psy - Detective Ellie MacIntosh 3
Long Fall from Heaven George Wier
Hilton T. Burton
M/UF
A Captain and a Corset Mary Wine SPR - Steam Guardians 2
Cobra Slave Timothy Zahn SF - Cobra Rebellion 1



June 5, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Window or a Small Box: A Tor.Com Original (e) Jedediah Berry MR
Definitely Dead A Sookie Stackhouse Novel Charlaine Harris UF - TV Tie-In




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


AH - Alternate History
Dys - Dystopian
H - Horror
Hu - Humor
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghosts
Go - Gothic
LC - Literary Criticism
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
S - Science
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4

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?  In addition to including new information, this post is an update to the previous posts:



See Part 1 by clicking here.
See Part 2 by clicking here.
See Part 3 by clicking here.
See Part 5 by clicking here.
See Part 6 by clicking here.



Jo Anderton
[updated]

2011

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Debris
The Veiled Worlds 1
Angry Robot Books (September 27, 2011)

In a far future where technology is all but indistinguishable from magic, Tanyana is one of the elite.

She can control pions, the building blocks of matter, shaping them into new forms using ritual gestures and techniques. The rewards are great, and she is one of most highly regarded people in the city. But that was before the “accident”.

Stripped of her powers, bound inside a bizarre powersuit, she finds herself cast down to the very lowest level of society. Powerless, penniless and scarred, Tanyana must adjust to a new life collecting “debris”, the stuff left behind by pions. But as she tries to find who has done all of this to her, she also starts to realize that debris is more important than anyone could guess.

Debris is a stunning new piece of Science Fantasy, which draws in themes from Japanese manga, and classic Western SF and Fantasy to create this unique, engrossing debut from the very exciting young author Jo Anderton.

FILE UNDER: Science Fiction [ Sentient Matter | Cast Down | Cruel Betrayals | All Is Lies ]

There is a free prequel short story available, Grandeur, which is available for download as a PDF at Jo Anderson's website. Click here.


2012

Suited (Veiled Worlds 2) will be published by Angry Robot Books in 2012. Here is the cover art:

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4




2011

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Shield of Fire
Bringer and the Bane 1
Entangled Publishing (December 2011)

Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.


2012

Kiss of the Betrayer (Bringer and the Bane 2) will be published by Entangled Publishing in 2012. Here is the cover art:

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4



Dianne Duvall

2011

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Darkness Dawns
Immortal Guardians 1
Zebra (February 1, 2011)

In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts…where passion can last forever, if you’re willing to pay the price…

Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control…

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect…


What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4Night Reigns 
Immortal Guardians 2
Zebra (December 6, 2011)

Dianne Duvall portrays a world of temptation, loyalty, and heartbreak…a world where danger and desire walk hand in hand…

Ami isn’t much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she’s no coward, and she’s no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn’t hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into…

Marcus Grayden has been an Immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and he’s not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can’t deny that she’s strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she’s also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can’t bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets—how can she defeat death itself?


2012

Phantom Shadows will be published in October 2011 by Zebra Books.



Patricia Eimer

2011

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Luck of the Devil
Speak of the Devil 1
Entangled Publishing, August 2, 2011

Being the youngest daughter of the Devil isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The days of teenage rebellion and vows of chastity made just to tick off her father are over, and now all Faith Bettincourt wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, thanks to the unexpected arrival of her demonically-downsized sister, a ditzy succubus roommate, and dear old Dad himself, Faith’s plans for a relaxing vacation spent watching reruns go up in flames.

Now it’s all Faith can do to keep the family reunion from Hell (literally) under wraps, and the angelically-inclined hottie across the hall from realizing there’s something weird about his neighbor. And, thankfully, it’s working. Until an angelic stalker shows up in a bid to steal her powers and take over the world.

Forget watching reruns. With the way things are going, Faith will need the luck of the Devil just to survive until Monday.


 2012

Devil May Care will be published in August 2012 by Entangled Publishing.



Sable Grace

2011


What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Ascension
Dark Breed 1
Avon Books, April 26, 2011

The gates of hell have opened, and one woman will stand in the crossfire as the Dark Breed—vampyre, demons, shape shifters—and mankind fight their last battle for survival.

Kyana is half Vampyre, half Lychen . . . and the last of her kind. Determined, dangerous, and damned, she has no love for the mortals who have imprisoned and misused her. But when the Order of Ancients entrusts her with a mission—to find the key that will send the Dark Breed back into Hell for eternity—Kyana has no choice but to accept.

She is furious to learn her assignment comes with an escort . . . Ryker, a demigod and fierce warrior who long ago found a way under her skin and stayed there. In a shaky alliance, they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motive and a god who seeks to destroy all others. And as Kyana begins to feel the heat that threatens to bind her to Ryker, she knows she has to resist. For it could only mean the undoing of them both . . .


What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Before the Fall
Dark Breed Novella
Avon Impulse, November 22, 2011

Zach was once the Order of Ancients’ most feared warrior, beating back the hounds of hell to protect the unsuspecting human race. But since he left the Order ten years ago, he’s been living as a mortal . . . until now. The gates of the underworld are breaking open, and Zach is needed in the fight once again. But before he can answer his summons, there’s one person he refuses to leave behind. Shanna may think Zach has a screw loose, spouting all this “hounds of hell” nonsense, but he has to get her to safety. The journey to the Order’s headquarters is a dangerous one, and even a warrior like Zach might not be strong enough to keep the darkness at bay.




What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Bedeviled
Dark Breed 2
Avon Books, December 27, 2011

She has done the unthinkable—turned her best friend into a dark breed: part Vampyre, Lychen and Witch . . .

Kyana thought only to save her friend’s life when she fed Haven her blood; instead, she created a monster. Now the woman she thought of as a sister is under the spell of an ancient, vengeful god, determined to set him free and wreak havoc on the mortal world . . . and only Kyana can stop her.

But time is running out. In just seven days, Kyana’s Vampyre and Lychen abilities will be gone and she’ll be completely transformed into the Goddess of the Hunt—and her blood ties to Haven will be severed. By her side is Ryker—ally, demigod, lover— who will sacrifice everything to keep Kyana safe . . . even the attraction that burns between them. Together they have one chance to save Haven from herself . . . to save humanity from hell on earth.


2012

Chosen (Dark Breed 3) will be published in August 2012 by Avon Books.



Jess Macallan

2011

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 4
Stone Cold Seduction
Set in Stone 1
Entangled Publishing, Sept. 6, 2011

“Elle. It’s just Elle.”

When a regular night of Robin Hood-ery results in the manifestation of some, um, unusual paranormal abilities, perfume-maker Elleodora Fredricks realizes the normal world she lives in isn’t quite… normal. And neither is she, thanks to her father, king of the shadow elves. Not only is he evil incarnate and the reason Elle moonlights as a burglar—someone has to take care of all his victims—he’s stolen her memories.

And only reading her fate can fix that.

Good thing she’s got a trio of hotties willing to help her find said fate. Saving her oracle BFF’s fiancée, falling in love with the gargoyle, and making up for breaking the phoenix’s heart ought to be a piece of cake for the princess of the shadow elves.

If only the king didn’t want his daughter dead…


2012

Stone Cold Revenge will be published in June 2012 by Entangled Publishing.

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Boone Brux

Please welcome Boone Brux as part of The Qwillery's Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interviews.

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview  - Boone Brux


TQ:  What inspired you to become a writer?

Boone:  I didn't realize it until a few months ago, but I've dabbled in writing since my early twenties. Mostly journaling and a few frustrated attempts to put a story on paper. Mural painting was my creative outlet for many years. Then I got married, had kids, and turned to writing to find a little sanity. The paranormal genre had just exploded onto the scene and I finally had a direction that inspired me.

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

Boone:  Being productive when I do sit down to write. My goal is spending less time writing with better quality and productivity results. There's lots of room for improvement.

I've also noticed a direct link between my growing career and growing waistline. Having a sedentary job is forcing me to once again adjust my schedule and routine. I started Fluffy Fridays on my blog. I feature all things healthy and am publicly tracking my quest for health and balance. It could either be one of the smartest or most embarrassing things I've done.

TQ:  What writing achievement are you most proud?

Boone:  It's been a few weeks since my first novel came out and I've begun to unwind from the pressure and excitement. I can honestly say, getting this first book written and published is what I'm most proud of. I certainly didn't do it alone. There's something pretty amazing about holding your book in your hands. Even if it's the only one I'll ever write, which it won't be, I still did it. Completing the process is a cross between the reaching for your dreams and hitting yourself in the head with a hammer.

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

Boone:  A lot of the scenes I write are inspired from actual events. I'm a people watcher and everything is fodder for my books. I warn you now.

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

Boone:  I've just finished a novella for Entangled Publishing titled Tweet for an anthology that will hopefully be out in April to benefit Autism Awareness.

I'm also working on the next two books in the Bringer and the Bane series. Both are due out in 2012.

And I'm painting murals in my kids rooms, but that's probably not what you meant.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Boone:  Thank you so much for having me and best of luck on your awesome Blogger of the Universe nomination for Authors After Dark 2012!

TQ:  Thank you. It was an honor being nominated!


About Bringer and the Bane

Shield of Fire
Bringer and the Bane 1
Entangled Publishing, December 13, 2011
Trade Paperback and Ebook
Historical Fantasy Romance

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview  - Boone Brux
Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.


The cover for Kiss of the Betrayer (Bringer and the Bane 2):

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview  - Boone Brux



About Boone

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview  - Boone Brux
Boone lives in rugged Alaska with her vampire-pirate husband and her twin daughters, each of whom possesses the superpower to destroy a room in with a single pass. She began writing in a desperate attempt to counteract the in-stereo babbling from her toddlers and to fill the lack of adult conversation in her day. After seventeen years in bush Alaska, Boone and her family made the big move to civilization, where she joined the local chapter of Romance Writers of America and realized she knew nothing about writing. Steeped in the paranormal world, Boone has a particular love for demons, good, bad, or otherwise.

Boone's Links

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More About Boone:  Read Boone's 2011 Debut Author Challenge Interview here.
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