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Interview with Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector series - August 22, 2013


Please welcome Chris F. Holm to The Qwillery. Chris is the author of the fabulous The Collector series. The final book in the series, The Big Reap, was published on July 20, 2013 (US/Canada) by Angry Robot.  The superb covers are by Amazing15. I highly recommend this series.




Interview with Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector series - August 22, 2013





TQ:  Welcome back to The Qwillery. The final novel in your Collector series, The Big Reap, was recently published. I'm sad to see the series end. What was it like for you to have the last book published and is there any chance there may be more stories set in The Collector world?

Chris:  What was it like? In a word: terrifying. When you begin any writing project, its potential is limitless. As you write, you winnow it down into this specific, finite thing that has only a passing resemblance to the Platonic version of it that existed in your head at the outset. I knew going into this trilogy the story I wanted to tell, but that's a far cry from actually telling it well. THE BIG REAP takes some big swings. Fingers crossed it connects.

As to whether or not you've seen the last of Sam and company, that's hard to say. Collector novels are a blast to write, and I think there's plenty of story left to tell. But on the other hand, I'm not contracted for any more of them at present, and right now I'm working on something else entirely.



TQ:  Which character in The Collector series surprised you the most? Which character was the hardest to write?

Chris:  Lilith was, for me, the biggest surprise. She began as a riff on the classic femme fatale, but wound up far richer and more nuanced than I ever could have anticipated. That also, incidentally, made her one of the hardest to write, because truth be told, she probably appears on fewer than 100 pages all series. That's not a lot of space in which to work.

I should also note here that my editor, being British, might have a different take on which character or characters were hardest for me to write. Suffice to say any characters from the UK sound far more authentic in my printed books than they did in my submission draft. (I believe he once invoked Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins when describing some of Danny's dialogue from book two. It stung.)



TQ:  What beyond "these are really good stories", if anything, would like readers to take away from reading The Collector series?

Chris:  Obviously, first and foremost, my books are meant to entertain, but for me this series was also a very personal rumination on love and loss, good and evil, faith and doubt. I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything so much as lay out my own thoughts, my own struggles. What's been cool is having other people connect with those struggles in a meaningful way. I think beliefs are deeply personal and should often stay that way -- but the questions that get each of us to where we end up are universal.



TQ:  Other than your Collector series, which UF/ParaNoir novels would you recommended to someone who wants to continue to read in this subgenre?

Chris:  Stephen Blackmoore's CITY OF THE LOST and DEAD THINGS are terrific examples of fantastical noir. And Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt series is excellent as well. (Yes, the latter is about vampires. But believe you me, they sure don't sparkle.)



TQ:  Are there any additional genres/ subgenres in which you'd like to write?

Chris:  Absolutely! I've always admired writers like King, Crichton, and Matheson, who are sort of genres unto themselves, and write any damn thing they please. In fact, I'm working with my agent now to polish up a mainstream thriller with supernatural overtones. And after that, we'll whip the crime novel I've been working on into shape. I've been kicking around an idea for a weird-ass sf/horror novel for a few weeks now. And somewhere on my hard drive, I've got notes for a YA trilogy. Lord knows how much of it I'll ever get to.



TQ:  What's next?

Chris:  Hard to say which of the above will see the light of day first, but I'm betting it's the supernatural thriller. It's about the murder of a teenaged girl in small-town Maine. And also whiskey. And also ghosts.




TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Chris:  Thanks so much for having me! It's always a kick.






The Collector

The Big Reap
The Collector 3
Angry Robot, July 30, 2013 US/Canada
     August 1, 2013 UK
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Interview with Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector series - August 22, 2013
Sam Thornton has had many run-ins with his celestial masters, but he’s always been sure of his own actions.

However, when he’s tasked with dispatching the mythical Brethren – a group of former Collectors who have cast off their ties to Hell – is he still working on the side of right?

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Soul Solution | Secret Origins | Flaming Torches | Double Dealing ]




The Wrong Goodbye
The Collector 2
Angry Robot, September 25, 2012 US/Canada
     October 4, 2012 UK
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Interview with Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector series - August 22, 2013
Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls.

Because of his efforts to avert the Apocalypse, Sam Thornton has been given a second chance – provided he can stick to the straight-and-narrow.

Which sounds all well and good, but when the soul Sam’s sent to collect goes missing, Sam finds himself off the straight-and-narrow pretty quick.

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Missing | Soul Provider | Call Collect | Demon Child ]




Dead Harvest
The Collector 1
Angry Robot,  February 28, 2012 US/Canada;
     March 1, 2012 UK
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Interview with Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector series - August 22, 2013
Meet Sam Thornton. He collects souls.

Sam’s job is to collect the souls of the damned, and ensure they are dispatched to the appropriate destination. But when he’s sent to collect the soul of a young woman he believes to be innocent of the horrific crime that’s doomed her to Hell, he says something no Collector has ever said before.

“No.”

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Souled Out | Damned If You Don't | Collector Mania | On The Run ]




About Chris

Interview with Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector series - August 22, 2013
Chris F. Holm’s work has appeared in such publications as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011. His Collector novels recast the battle between heaven and hell as Golden Era crime pulp. You can visit him on the web at www.chrisfholm.com.





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The View From Monday - July 29, 2013


Happy last Monday in July. I can't believe that 1/2 the summer is gone. It's been productive on the home front, but not as productive reading-wise as I've hoped. I have been able to read a bit - The Big Reap (The Collector 3) by Chris F. Holm. Fantastic book! More about that later. I'm in the middle of The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough. Enjoying it immensely. It's the first novel in his Dire Earth Cycle.

I went to a small local Comic Con yesterday and will share some pictures from that this week. I'll also post the August monthly release list and the Debuts for August later this week.

There are a many books out this week. You'll find a printable PDF shopping list here.



The View From Monday - July 29, 2013


Debuts this week:

The Darwin Elevator (The Dire Earth Cycle 1) by Jason M. Hough; and 

Three (Legends of the Duskwalker 1) by Jay Posey.


From former DAC Featured Authors:

The Thing About Weres (Mystwalker 2) by Leigh Evans;

The Big Reap (The Collector 3) by Chris F. Holm;

King of Thorns (Broken Empire 2) by Mark Lawrence is out in Mass Market Paperback; and

A Conspiracy of Alchemists (Chronicles of Light and Shadow 1) by Liesel Schwarz is out in Mass Market Paperback.




July 29, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Monsters in Your Neighborhood (e) Jesse Petersen UF - Monstrosity 2



July 30, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Magic Rises Ilona Andrews UF - Kate Daniels 6
Dancing With the Devil (ri) Keri Arthur UF - Nikki and Michael Book 1
Night's Mistress Amanda Ashley PNR - Children of the Night 5
Harbinger Philippa Ballantine F - The Order 4
The Hunger and Other Stories (ri) Charles Beaumont Su/Weird - Collection
Satan's Reach Eric Brown SF - Weird Space 2
The Traitor Queen (h2mm) Trudi Canavan F - Traitor Spy Trilogy 3
The Great White Space (ri) Basil Copper H
The Twelve (h2mm) Justin Cronin Ap/Th - Passage Trilogy 2
Pile of Bones Bailey Cunningham UF - Parallel Parks 1
Fallen Masters (h2mm) John Edward Meta/Su
The Thing About Weres Leigh Evans UF - Mystwalker 2
The Scarletti Curse (ri) Christine Feehan PNR - Scarletti Dynasty 1
Plastic Christopher Fowler H/Th
The Ocean at the End of the Lane Deluxe Signed Edition: A Novel Neil Gaiman F
Heart of Briar Laura Anne Gilman PNR - Portals 1
Carpathian David L. Golemon Th/Su - Event Group 8
The Night Is Alive (h2mm) Heather Graham M/PNR - Krewe of Hunters 10
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons Paula Guran (ed) F/UF - Anthology
Assignment in Eternity (ri) Robert A. Heinlein SF - Collection
The Big Reap Chris F. Holm UF - The Collector 3
The Darwin Elevator (D) Jason M. Hough SF - Dire Earth 1
The Old One (e serial) Jonathan Janz H - Savage Species Part 5
Phoenicia's Worlds Ben Jeapes SF
Hellfire Jean Johnson SF - Theirs Not to Reason Why 3
Kill City Blues Richard Kadrey UF/H - Sandman Slim 5
Rise of the Gryphon Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dianna Love
F - Belador 4
King of Thorns (h2mm) Mark Lawrence F - Broken Empire 2
Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish Morgan Llywelyn Myth/Hist
The Book of Truths Bob Mayer SF - Area 51: The Nightstalkers 2
Angel Exterminatus Graham McNeill F - Horus Heresy 23
Scent of Salvation (e) Annie Nicholas PNR - Chronicles of Eorthe 1
Ice and Shadow (tp2mm) Andre Norton SF - Ice Crown and Brother to Shadows
Last Blood Kristen Painter UF - House of Comarre 5
Blood Warrior Lindsey Piper PNR - Dragon Kings 2
Three (D) Jay Posey SF - Legends of the Duskwalker 1
Eric (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 9
Moving Pictures (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 10
Reaper Man (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 11
Witches Abroad (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 12
Queen of Wands (h2mm) John Ringo UF/Th - Special Circumstances 2
A Conspiracy of Alchemists (h2mm) Liesel Schwarz SP - Chronicles of Light and Shadow 1
The Darkest Craving Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld 10
Storm Glass (ri) (tp2mm) Maria V. Snyder PNR - Opal Cowan 1
Blood Red Dawn (ri) Karen E. Taylor UF - Vampire Legacy 7
The Master of the Macabre (ri) Russell Thorndike H - Collection
Kitty in the Underworld Carrie Vaughn UF - Kitty Norville 12
From History's Shadow Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Midst Toil and Tribulation (h2mm) David Weber SF - Safehold 5
I Don't Want to Kill You (h2mm) Dan Wells H/M - John Cleaver 3
Night Pilgrims Chelsea Quinn Yarbro HistF - Saint-Germain 26



July 31, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Dark Domain (ri) Stefan Grabinski H
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Garth Nix F - Short Stories



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


Ap - Apocalyptic
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Myth - Mythology
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy


Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013


Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013


Hello everyone! I had a slightly more productive week this week than last.  I actually beat my all time reading low from last week.  Hurrah!

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013
I finished The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm. The lovely Qwill will be reviewing this one on The Qwillery so I don't want to give too much away. I will say this  - I didn't think it was possible for The Collector series to get better but Mr. Holm has outdone himself with The Big Reap. I am just glad that I don't have to rate this one...there aren't enough qwills, stars or 10's to describe it. This is a must read series so get to it if you haven't already.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013I found an excerpt in one of the books I had for Caged Warrior by Lindsey Piper and thought it didn't sound half bad so I ordered it. It wasn't until I was writing this review that it dawned on me that the author had been interviewed on The Qwillery back in April. In case you didn't have a chance to read that interview the book was about a woman who had been captured with her young son, tortured, raped and all sorts of nasty things for being a 'dragon kin'. I wasn't really sure what a dragon kin was when I started the book and still wasn't even by the end.  From what I could gather they were a race where each dragon kin family had a super power, kind of like the X-Men. The heroine, Nan (also named Audrey...confused?) was freed from the labs where she had been experimented on and left to fight for her freedom in cage fights....which sounded a bit like gladiator fights. Her trainer, Leto had spent his whole life, underground, enduring similar abuses for his family. What I didn't realise until partway through the book (because I wasn't paying attention when I ordered it) was that it was really PNR and large part of the novel was about Nan and Leto's growing sexual attraction. I have a slight problem with the fact that Nan was so horrifically treated by almost every male, including Leto but was still lusting over his perfectly formed abs. There was also quite a bit of missing background about the dragon kin and their mythology. I felt like I had skipped a few books of the series but this was the first one, unless more background is covered in the prequel.  I am usually very particular about what PNR I will read and couldn't really rationalise Nan's treatment to her behaviour towards Leto later on in the novel. Stockholm syndrome perhaps but overall  I am not sure this series is my cup of tea.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013Just today I started The Devils Looking Glass by Mark Chadbourn. I started this book about a month ago and for some reason put it down. I thought I better finish reading it as I am due to review it.  Better get it finished.

All sorts of excitement next week 1) I start my new job.....TENSE!!!  2) Its Paranormal Cozy Mystery Month (ParaCozyMysMo) here at The Qwillery.  I have to admit I had no idea what a cozy was until I came across ParaCozyMysMo and as it turns out I have read quite a few of them over the years.  I am looking forward to all the great things coming up during ParaCozyMysMo. 3) Its Canada Day on Monday. Yeah! .....or should I say 'eh'.  Until next week Happy Reading. 



Melanie's Week in Review - June 23, 2013


Melanie's Week in Review  - June 23, 2013



I will not be winning any big awards for reading loads of books this week. In fact, it was a very slow week for me on book reading front. I only managed to finish one book which was The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley. I don't know what I was doing but it took me much longer to read it than books normally would. I am going to blame it on having the 'lurgy'.  It was a real cross between being ill and feeling sorry for myself for being ill so I guess that influenced my reading rate.

I did start The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm but making sure that I take my time to read this because I love this series so much.

Something else I did this week was watch almost the whole season 3 of Game of Thrones. I have the last two episodes to watch.  This season is seriously tense and very, very dark.  I read the first book after I watched the first series and was amazed how close the series matched the book. I had planned to read the other books but I am not sure I want to now as the series, although excellent is depressing. I am having a hard time finding a hero and when is Joffrey going to get his comeuppance? So should I go back and read them?

This is a short one for me this week but I am planning to be more productive next week with my last two days of work in my current job. Wish me luck everyone!  Until next week Happy Reading.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013



Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013


I was back to work this week so back to the big commute with a lot to read. I am most disgruntled as my Kindle decided not to work before I went on holiday and despite my best efforts I failed to revive it. It was less than a year old but as it was a replacement the warranty was only for a measly 9 weeks or something equally ridiculous.  This was my 2nd replacement so needless to say  I am not amused it has broken so quickly.  This is where proprietary systems let us down. I am almost totally locked into having a Kindle now as I have several hundred books bought from Amazon and therefore, not compatible on other e-readers. I have been reading books on my iPad but its quite heavy and if its a crowded tube and I have to stand then reading on it is impossible. So it's the big debate whether I buy another Kindle and be annoyed with myself or by a Nook and convert all my books. Decisions, decisions.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013
Anyway I am sure you are bored of reading my big whiny tale so onto what I have read. I finished the last two books of the Eddie LaCrosse series by Alex Bledsoe - Dark Jenny and Wake of the Bloody Angel.  They were both great and I will be reviewing the whole series so keep your eye out for it.

I also finished Queen of the World by Ben Hennessy. I can't say I enjoyed it. I thought it was a tad dull and while the concept of mute heroine was a good one I don't think it worked. Or at least perhaps Hennessy needs to write Sarine a bit differently so that she is a bit more brave and less reliant on her companions.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013Two of my sisters recommended a book to me which I immediately downloaded -The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley. It has started out to pretty engaging and hope it have it finished next week.

I have been SUPER naughty and ordered a bunch of books from NetGalley including The Big Reap by Chris.F Holm, God's War by Kameron Hurley, Three by Jay Posey and finally Shifting Selves by Mia Marshall. Now all I need to do is read these and I will be all set!

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013

This is my last full week in my current job and I am super nervous about leaving after 9 years.  I am looking forward to my TBR to settle my nerves. Well, that's it for me so until next week Happy Reading!

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 8 - May 26, 2013

What are the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Authors up to 2013?  This is the eighth in a series of posts.


See Part 1 here.
See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 here.
See Part 4 here.
See Part 5 here.
See Part 6 here.
See Part 7 here.
See Part 9 here.
See Part 10 here.
See Part 11 here.
See Part 12 here.


Chris F. Holm

The Big Reap
The Collector 3
Angry Robot (July 30, 2012 US/Canada; August 1, 2013 UK)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 8 - May 26, 2013
Sam Thornton has had many run-ins with his celestial masters, but he’s always been sure of his own actions.

However, when he’s tasked with dispatching the mythical Brethren – a group of former Collectors who have cast off their ties to Hell – is he still working on the side of right?

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Soul Solution | Secret Origins | Flaming Torches | Double Dealing ]




Benedict Jacka

Chosen
Alex Verus 4
Ace, August 27, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 8 - May 26, 2013
THE NEW ALEX VERUS NOVEL

I don’t publicly advertise that I’m a mage, but I don’t exactly hide it either, and one of the odd things I’ve learnt over the years is just how much you can get away with if you’re blatant enough. Hide something behind smoke and mirrors and make people work to find it, and they’ll tear the place down looking for what’s there.


Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures—a talent that’s gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn’t proud of.

As rumors swirl that his old master is coming back, Alex comes face to face with his misdeeds in the form of a young adept whose only goal is to get revenge. Alex has changed his life for the better, but he’s afraid of what his friends—including his apprentice, Luna—will think of his past. But if they’re going to put themselves at risk, they need to know exactly what kind of man they’re fighting for…




Anne E. Johnson

Blue Diamond Delivery
Candlemark and Gleam, June 25, 2013

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 8 - May 26, 2013
All Webrid has to do is make one simple delivery to prevent the planets of the Raralt Circle from cracking to pieces. How hard could that be? Join Webrid, Stravin, and Zatell as they stagger into another nail-biting, spit-taking adventure to save the world, whether they feel like it or not.
From the author's website.




Suzanne Johnson

Elysian Fields
Sentinels of New Orleans 3
Tor Books, August 13, 2013
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 8 - May 26, 2013
The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi.

New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, DJ Jaco knows the attacks aren’t random—an unknown necromancer has resurrected the original Axeman of New Orleans, and his ultimate target is a certain blonde wizard. Namely, DJ.

Combating an undead serial killer as troubles pile up around her isn’t easy. Jake Warin’s loup-garou nature is spiraling downward, enigmatic neighbor Quince Randolph is acting weirder than ever, the Elders are insisting on lessons in elven magic from the world’s most annoying wizard, and former partner Alex Warin just turned up on DJ’s to-do list. Not to mention big maneuvers are afoot in the halls of preternatural power.

Suddenly, moving to the Beyond as Jean Lafitte’s pirate wench could be DJ’s best option.




Bec McMaster

My Lady Quicksilver
London Steampunk 3
Sourcebooks Casablanca, October 1, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 8 - May 26, 2013
Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother's disappearance. And get out.

In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. But she doesn't count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy.

He could be her most dangerous nemesis – or the ally she never dreamed existed.

2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - 2012 COVER(s) OF THE YEAR!

After an incredible 1189 votes over a two week period the results are in and ... it's a tie! Two novels from Angry Robot Books tied for first place with 492 votes each.  (I'd like to have a word with Angstrom A. Robot about this!)

I think this is simply a testament to Angry Robot's dedication to having wonderful covers for their novels.  It also has much to do with the fans for both Chris F. Holm's and Chuck Wendig's marvelous writing.

Cover Wars started as a way to recognize and celebrate the talented individuals who bring books to life with their eye-catching covers. While I may not judge a book by its cover, a terrific cover will certainly make me want to know what is on the inside.

Amazing15 and Joey Hi-Fi created spectacular covers for Dead Harvest and Blackbirds respectively.  Congratulations to both for being the Winners of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - COVER OF THE YEAR!





2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - 2012 COVER(s) OF THE YEAR!
Cover created by Amazing15





2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - 2012 COVER(s) OF THE YEAR!
Cover created by Joey Hi-Fi




The results:

2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - 2012 COVER(s) OF THE YEAR!






The 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars Monthly Winners

2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - 2012 COVER(s) OF THE YEAR!




A huge thank you to all of the wonderful authors who participated in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge and to all of you who read their Guest Blogs and Interviews and their novels.



Winners x 11 - January 13, 2013

And the winners are...


Wings of Redemption (Return to Sanctuary eNovella) by Sarah Gilman - Ended January 9, 2013 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013

Question: Angels or Demons?

wanda f who said...

I love both Angels and Demons they are both hot hot hot .



Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013



The Trouble with Fate (Mystwalker 1) by Leigh Evans - Ended January 9, 2013 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013

Question: Which cover for The Trouble with Fate do you like better - US or UK?

Rhonda D who said...

There's really no competition. I loved the US cover the UK version didn't even compare. The cover is what drew me to the book. I can't wait to read this book! Thanks so much!



Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013



Tiger's Eye (Stacy Justice Mystery 3) by Barbra Annino (5 copies) - Ended January 4, 2013 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013

Question: You are researching a location for a novel. Where are you going?


1) Sullivan McPig who said...

Hmmmm.... To Southampton to do research on the Titanic at the nautical museum there.


2) Martha Lawson who said...

Ireland! Always wanted to go there!


3) Sue Farrell who said...

I think I'd research Hawaii--the big island--because it's so oold outside right now so I'd like to go someplace really warm and the big island because I've heard it's not so crowded.


4) bn100 who said...

I'd do research in the Australian Outback.


5) erin who said...

Thanks for a fun post! Congrats to Barbra on the newest release! I'd say a beach somewhere tropical ;)



Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013



Demon's Curse (The Imnada Brotherhood 1) by Alexa Egan - Ended January 2, 2013 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013

Question: If you were an author, in what genre, genres or subgenres would you write?

Barrie Mac who said...

I would be a paranormal author!



Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013



Blood Winter (Horngate Witches 4) by Diana Pharaoh Francis - Ended January 1, 2013 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013

Question: Who (or what) is one of your favorite heroes from novels, comics or movies?

donnas who said...

Roarke and Bones are two of my favorites.




Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013



Dead Harvest (The Collector 1) and The Wrong Goodbye (The Collector 2) by Chris F. Holm - Ended December 26, 2012 - Read the post here.

Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013

Question: Is there a novel cover that you absolutely love and what is it?

Mel who said...

I loved the cover to Blood Rights by Kirsten Painter - so pretty! I still haven't decided though if I like the story though! :-)



Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013



Touched by an Alien (Alien 1), Alien Tango (Alien 2) and Alien in the Family (Alien 3) by Gini Koch - Ended December 23, 2012 - Read the Review of Alien vs. Alien here. Note that all 3 novels are signed by Gini Koch and Dan Dos Santos (the cover artist).

Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013


Question: Which series that you read has staying power?  and/or  Which series that you read should have ended already?

Carla who said...

I'd say the BDB series by JR Ward, Gena Showlaters LOTU has staying power. Can't get enough of them!

Series that should have ended is House of Night series by PC/Kristen Cast and definitely the Anita Blake series.



Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013



The Winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Sunday, January 20, 2013 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.


2013 - Qwill's Favorite NovelsInterview with Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector series - August 22, 2013The View From Monday - July 29, 2013Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013Melanie's Week in Review  - June 23, 2013Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 8 - May 26, 2013Because sometimes I end up buying two copies...2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - 2012 COVER(s) OF THE YEAR!Winners x 11 - January  13, 2013

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