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The View From Monday - May 18, 2020


Another Monday!

There are 3 debuts this week:

Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here by Nancy Wayson Dinan;

Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson;

and

Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Beyond the Dragon's Gate (A Tor.com Original) by Yoon Ha Lee;

Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion 3) by Jessie Mihalik;

Rule (Unraveled Kingdom 3) By Rowenna Miller;

and

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig is out in Trade Paperback.

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



The View From Monday - May 18, 2020



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

May 19, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories (h2tp) Raphael Bob-Waksberg SS/LF/SF
Gather the Fortunes (h2tp) Bryan Camp CF - A Crescent City Novel
Maker's Curse Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 4
The Andromeda Evolution (h2mm) Michael Crichton
Daniel H. Wilson
SF
Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here Nancy Wayson Dinan LF/MR/STR
Seeing Darkness Heather Graham Sus/SupTh/GH/PNR - Krewe of Hunters 30
Boys of Alabama (D) Genevieve Hudson Gay/CoA/MR
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo (h2tp) Michael David Lukas Hist/LF/MR
Selkie Summer Ken MacLeod CF
Chaos Reigning Jessie Mihalik SF/SO - Consortium Rebellion 3
Rule Rowenna Miller F/RF - Unraveled Kingdom 3
Debt of Honor Christopher G. Nuttall SF/SO - Embers of War 1
Latitudes of Longing (D) Shubhangi Swarup LF/MR/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Impurity Larry Tremblay
Sheila Fischman (Tr)
LF/CF/PsyTh
Wanderers (h2tp) Chuck Wendig Sus/SF/AP/PA



May 20, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Beyond the Dragon's Gate: A Tor.com Original (e) Yoon Ha Lee SF



May 21, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The City Among the Stars Francis Carsac
Judith Sullivan (Tr)
M. Schiff (Tr)
SF/SO/SE - Fiction Without Frontiers
Tomb of Gods Brian Moreland HistF/SupTh - Fiction Without Frontiers
Until Summer Comes Around Glenn Rolfe SupTh/Occ/Sup - Fiction Without Frontiers



May 22, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sea Change Nancy Kress SF/GenEng/Esp/Dys/AP/PA



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CH - Cultural Heritage
CM - Crime and Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
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
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
Phil - Philosophy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

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

May 2020 Releases


Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in May 2020. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US. Check The View From Monday each week for each week's updated release list.



May 2020 Releases



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

May 1, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Girl From Nowhere James Maxwell SF/SE - Firewall Trilogy 1
The Best of Both Worlds S. P. Miskowski H



May 5, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Westside Saints W.M. Akers HistF - A Gilda Carr Tiny Mystery 2
Soul Chasers: The Decomposition Comedy Rachel Armstrong F/HU
The Human Neal Asher SF/SO - Rise of the Jain 3
Penric's Travels Lois McMaster Bujold F
Rotherweird (h2tp) Andrew Caldecott HistF/P/CF - Rotherweird 1
Call It Magic Janet Chapman PNR - Spellbound Falls Romance 7
House of Secrets Darcy Coates H/F/Occ/Sup - House of Shadows
House of Shadows Darcy Coates H/Occ/Sup/Gothic - House of Shadows
The Folcroft Ghosts Darcy Coates H/GH/Occ/Sup/Gothic/SupTh
Shadow Flight Christine Feehan PNR - Shadow Riders 5
The Shaman of Karres Eric Flint
Dave Freer
SF - Witches of Karres 4
Magic for Liars (h2tp) Sarah Gailey CF/Sus
An Easy Death (h2tp) Charlaine Harris DF - Gunnie Rose 1
The Down Days (D) Ilze Hugo SF/AP/PA/CF/WS
A Brightness Long Ago (h2tp) Guy Gavriel Kay Hist/LF
Lake of Darkness Scott Kenemore SF
Vanishing Hour: A Novel of a Man, a Girl, and the End of the World Lisa King SF/AP/PA/LF/Dys
The Eleventh Gate Nancy Kress SF/SO
Steel Crow Saga (h2tp) Paul Krueger F
Goldilocks Laura Lam SF/SE/Dys/AP/PA
The Kingdom of Liars (e) Nick Martell F - The Legacy of the Mercenary King 1
Strange Hotel Eimear McBride LF/CW/VisM
Driving the Deep Suzanne Palmer SF/SO/AC - The Finder Chronicles 2
Orange World and Other Stories (h2tp) Karen Russell LF/SS/VisM
Lock Every Door (h2tp) Riley Sager Sus/PsyTh/H
Little Eyes Samanta Schweblin
Megan McDowell (Tr)
Psy/LF/VisM
Light from Other Stars (h2tp) Erika Swyler CoA/FL/LF/SF/SE
A Fire Upon The Deep (ri) Vernor Vinge SF/HSF/SE/AC - Zones of Thought 1
Network Effect Martha Wells SF/HSF - Murderbot Diaries 5



May 6, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Berlin Is Never Berlin: A Tor.com Original (e) Marko Kloos SH/SF - Wild Cards
Dark Angels Rising Ian Whates SO/SF - Dark Angels 3



May 7, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Command Performance: the Amazing Conroy Omnibus Edition Lawrence M. Schoen Satire/SF



May 12, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Stealing Thunder (D) Alina Boyden F
Bone Harvest (e) James Brogden H/SupTh/Occ/Sup
Endland Tim Etchells LF/Dys/SS/BlHu
In/Half (h2tp) Jasmin B. Frelih SF
Unreconciled W. Michael Gear SF/HSF/SO - Donovan  4
Queen of the Unwanted Jenna Glass F - The Women's War 2
Armageddon House Michael Griffin Dys/H
The Porpoise (h2tp) Mark Haddon LF/Hist/MR -  Contemporaries
Ten Thousand Doors of January (h2tp) Alix E. Harrow MR/CoA/HistF/RF
Vaults Of Obsidian Darius Hinks SF/SE - Warhammer 40,000
T.I.M.E Stories: The Heiden File (e) Christophe Lambert SF/TT/MTI
Even the Dogs Jon McGregor MR/GH/STR/LF
My Mother's House (D) Francesca Momplaisir MR/CH/LF
Shakespeare For Squirrels Christopher Moore F/HU
Aleph Extraction (e) Dan Moren SF/SO/HSF
The Anthill Julianne Pachico LF/H
Firewalkers Adrian Tchaikovsky SF
Catherine House (D) Elisabeth Thomas LF
Sky of Water Stacey L. Tucker F/RF/CW/MR/VisM - Equal Night Trilogy 3
Gastronogeek: 42 Recipes from Your Favorite Imaginary Worlds Thibaud Villanova
Maxime Léonard
Cooking/MTI/SF/F/H
Empire of Grass (h2tp) Tad Williams F/DF - Last King of Osten Ard  2



May 13, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Benjamin 2073: A Tor.com Original (e) Rjurik Davidson SF
Strange Life of Ivan Osokin (ri) P. D. Ouspensky VisM/Occ/Sup/Phil



May 14, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Time of Changes (ri) Robert Silverberg SF



May 15, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gender and Environment in Science Fiction (h2tp) Christy Tidwell (Ed)
Bridgette Barclay (Ed)
PopCul/SF/HC - Ecocritical Theory and Practice
The Cold Last Swim Junior Burke Noir/AH
Planet Auschwitz: Holocaust Representation in Science Fiction and Horror Film and Television Brian E. Crim Holocaust/LC/PerfArts/SF/F/H/Sup
In Our Own Worlds #2: Four LGBTQ+ Tor.com Novellas (e) JY Neon Yang
Kai Ashante Wilson
Margaret Killjoy
Ellen Klages
F



May 19, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People Andrea D. Lobel (Ed)
Mark Shainblum (Ed)
AH/Anthology
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories Raphael Bob-Waksberg SS/LF/SF
Gather the Fortunes (h2tp) Bryan Camp CF - A Crescent City Novel
Maker's Curse Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 4
The Andromeda Evolution (h2mm) Michael Crichton
Daniel H. Wilson
SF
Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here Nancy Wayson Dinan LF/MR/STR
Seeing Darkness Heather Graham Sus/SupTh/GH/PNR - Krewe of Hunters 30
The Humours of Grub Street Kate Heartfield HistF/DF
Boys of Alabama (D) Genevieve Hudson Gay/CoA/MR
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo (h2tp) Michael David Lukas Hist/LF/MR
Selkie Summer (e) Ken MacLeod CF
Chaos Reigning Jessie Mihalik SF/SO - Consortium Rebellion 3
Rule Rowenna Miller F/RF - Unraveled Kingdom 3
Debt of Honor Christopher G. Nuttall SF/SO - Embers of War 1
From Divergent Suns Sam Peters SF/CM - From Darkest Skies3
Where the Ocean Meets the Sky Barbara Stevenson SS/F
Latitudes of Longing (D) Shubhangi Swarup LF/MR/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Impurity Larry Tremblay
Sheila Fischman (Tr)
LF/CF/PsyTh
Wanderers (h2tp) Chuck Wendig Sus/SF/AP/PA



May 20, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Beyond the Dragon's Gate: A Tor.com Original (e) Yoon Ha Lee SF



May 21, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The City Among the Stars Francis Carsac
Judith Sullivan (Tr)
M. Schiff (Tr)
SF/SO/SE - Fiction Without Frontiers
Tomb of Gods Brian Moreland HistF/SupTh - Fiction Without Frontiers
Until Summer Comes Around Glenn Rolfe SupTh/Occ/Sup - Fiction Without Frontiers



May 22, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sea Change Nancy Kress SF/GenEng/Esp/Dys/AP/PA



May 26, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Weight of the Heart Susana Aikin Sagas/CW/MR
Doctor Who: Scratchman (h2tp) Tom Baker SF
The Order Mark Barber F
Witchy Kingdom (h2mm) D. J. Butler HistF
The Bone Mother (ri) David Demchuk DF
To Clear Away the Shadows (h2mm) David Drake SF/SO - RCN 13
Out of Body Jeffrey Ford DF/H
Marque of Caine (tp2mm) Charles E. Gannon SF - Caine Riordan 5
Lion El'Jonson: Lord of the First David Guymer SF/SO - Horus Heresy: Primarchs
The Notch Tom Holland H
Feeling Less Wrong Kolin Jordan MR/SS
The Winter Sea (ri) Susanna Kearsley TTR/Hist/MR
The Fiery Crown Jeffe Kennedy FR - Forgotten Empires 2
Ballistic Marko Kloos SF/SO - Palladium Wars 2
Unraveling (h2tp) Karen Lord F/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Sunshield Emily B. Martin F
Elves Graham McNeill F - Warhammer Chronicles
Predator: Stalking Shadows James A. Moore MTI/SF/AC
Quichotte (h2tp) Salman Rushdie LF/Sagas/MR
Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution P. W. Singer
August Cole
TechTh
Night of the Billionaire Wolf Terry Spear PNR - Billionaire Wolf 3
Wolf Under Fire Paige Tyler PNR - STAT 1
Age of Empyre Michael J. Sullivan F - Legends of the First Empire 6
War (h2mm) Michelle West F/FR - House War 8



May 27, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Tourist: A Tor.com Original (e) Alex Sherman SF/SE



May 28, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Hell's Bells (Ke) Lisa Quigley Occ/H - Rewind or Die 8
The Kelping (Ke) Jan Stinchcomb DF/H - Rewind or Die 9



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CH - Cultural Heritage
CM - Crime and Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
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
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
Phil - Philosophy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

The View From Monday - February 26, 2019


Happy last Monday in February.

There are no debuts this week. From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Death & Honey by Kevin Hearne, Lila Bowen, and Chuck Wendig;

Kill the Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell 1) by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson is out in Trade Paperback;

Sedona Sin (Sedona Pack 1) by Lisa Kessler;

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor 2) by Mark Lawrence is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie;

Lost Souls (Soul Charmer 3) by Chelsea Mueller;

Final Exam (A Witch City Mystery 8) by Carol J. Perry;

and

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.

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



The View From Monday - February 26, 2019



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

February 25, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sedona Sin (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Sedona Pack 1
Lost Souls Chelsea Mueller UF - Soul Charmer 3



February 26, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Beast Arises: Volume 1 Dan Abnett
Rob Sanders
SF - Warhammer 40,000
Phoenix Falling Laura Bickle CF - Wildlands 5
The Skaar Invasion Terry Brooks F - The Fall of Shannara 2
Mike Hammer - The Goliath Bone Max Allan Collins Mickey Spillane PI/H
The Librarians and the Pot of Gold (h2mm) Greg Cox CF/MTI - The Librarians 3
The Dark Powers of Tolkien David Day F/DF
One of Us (h2tp) Craig DiLouie CF/F/LF/MR
The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction Gardner Dozois (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Blackest Heart Brian Lee Durfee F - The Five Warrior Angels 2
1636: The Vatican Sanction Eric Flint
Charles E. Gannon
SF - Ring of Fire 24
Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #2: A Selection of Novellas (e) Lee Harris (Ed) SF/F - Anthology
Broken Sun, Broken Moon Brent Hayward F/DF/SF - Collection
Kill the Farm Boy (h2tp) Kevin Hearne
Delilah S. Dawson
F/HU/FairyT/FolkT/LM - The Tales of Pell 1
The Darkest Lord (e) Jack Heckel F/HU/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Mysterium 3
Miss Violet and the Great War Leanna Renee Hieber HistF/SP - Strangely Beautiful 3
Skidding Into Oblivion Brian Hodge Occ/Sup/H/SS - Collection
Circle of the Moon Faith Hunter UF/CF/P - Soulwood 4
Mission to Methone (tp2mm) Les Johnson SF/HSF
Hole in the World Brian Keene DF - Lost Level Prequel
In the Land of the Everliving Stephen R. Lawhead F/HistF - Eirlandia 2
Grey Sister (h2mm) Mark Lawrence F - Book of the Ancestor 2
The Folded Land (tp2mm) Tim Lebbon DF/CF/H - Relics 2
The Raven Tower Ann Leckie F/LF
No Way S. J. Morden SF/HSF/SE - One Way 2
Awakened (h2mm) James S. Murray
Darren Wearmouth
H - Awakened 1
Final Exam Carol J. Perry PCM - A Witch City Mystery 8
The Homecoming Andrew Pyper LF/PsyTh
Chaos, A Fable Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Jeffrey Gray (Tr)
LF
Contact (ri) Carl Sagan SF/AC
The Priory of the Orange Tree Samantha Shannon F/CoA/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Captain Marvel: Liberation Run Prose Novel Tess Sharpe SH
You Had Me at Jaguar Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Shifter 1
The Witchwood Crown (tp2mm) Tad Williams F/DF - Last King of Osten Ard 1
The Praxis (ri) Walter Jon Williams SF - Dread Empire's Fall 1
Thrawn: Alliances (h2mm) Timothy Zahn SF/SO - Star Wars: Thrawn 2
Cobra Traitor (tp2mm) Timothy Zahn SF - Cobra 10



February 28, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The American Superhero: Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History Richard A. Hall HC
Death & Honey Kevin Hearne
Lila Bowen
Chuck Wendig
F/Sup/UF
More Walls Broken Tim Powers F/SF



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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
Bio - Biographical
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
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
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PI - Private Investigators
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PP - Police Procedural
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming works by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Delilah S. Dawson (2012)
Kevin Hearne (2011)

Kill the Farm Boy
The Tales of Pell 1
Del Rey, February 26, 2019
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
  Hardcover and eBook, July 17, 2018

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Monty Python, the bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes.

“Ranks among the best of Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett.”—Chuck Wendig

“When you put two authors of this high caliber together, expect fireworks. Or at least laughs. What a hoot!”—Terry Brooks

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told.

This is not that fairy tale.

There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened.

And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell.

There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there’s the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy’s untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there’s a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed.


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 2
Available April 16, 2019



Kevin Hearne (2011)
Lila Bowen (2012)
Chuck Wendig (2012)

Death & Honey
Subterranean Press, February 28, 2019
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Death & Honey contains three novellas by New York Times bestsellers Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, and Chuck Wendig. Each of the stories features a full-color, full-page illustration by Galen Dara, who also contributed the cover and a full-color frontispiece.

In The Buzz Kill by Kevin Hearne, Oberon the Irish wolfhound and Starbuck the Boston Terrier sink their teeth into a new Meaty Mystery when they discover a body underneath a beehive in Tasmania. It’s been badly stung, but the bees aren’t at fault: This is homicide. The hounds recruit the help of their Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan, and the Tasmanian police to track down the killer in the interest of a reward—but this time, they want more than food and justice.

Grist of Bees, by Delilah S. Dawson writing as Lila Bowen, follows Rhett Walker, who has given up his destiny as the monster-hunting Shadow to settle down with his beloved Sam. But when the call to action grows too strong, Rhett saddles up to follow a peculiar bee into the unforgiving desert. The bee leads him to a weeping mother in a strangely prosperous valley, and Rhett has no choice but to hunt the creature that's stolen her child—even if it destroys a land of milk and honey.

Interlude: Tanager by Chuck Wendig returns us to the world of Miriam Black. Lauren “Wren" Martin is a young psychic woman who can see the stained souls of killers; it is her gift, or as she sees it, her curse. And up until now, it has been her mission to kill those killers, to remove them from the pattern so that they may not murder again. But now, after a death that may not have been deserved, she’s left rudderless, without plan or purpose, until a woman with a strange power of her own takes her in and gives her a new mission—and a new target.


Lettered and Limited Editions available here at Subterranean Press
Note: The eBook edition has a different cover from the Hardcover.





Peter Stenson (2013)

Thirty Seven
Dzanc Books, February 5, 2019
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
  Hardcover and eBook, February 13, 2018

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
One of Boolist's Best Ten Horror Books of 2018

The Survivors, their members known only by the order in which they joined, live alone in a rural Colorado mansion. They believe that sickness bears honesty. And that honesty bears change. Fueled by the ritualized Cytoxan treatments that leave them on the verge of death, they instigate the Day of Gifts, a day that spells shocking violence and the group’s demise.

Enter Mason Hues, formerly known as Thirty-Seven, the group’s final member and the only one both alive and free. Eighteen years old and living in a spartan apartment after his release from a year of intensive mental health counseling, he takes a job at a thrift shop and expects to while away his days as quietly and unobtrusively as possible.

But when his enigmatic boss Talley learns his secret, she comes to believe that there is still hope in the Survivor philosophy. She pushes Mason to start the group over again—this time with himself as One.

Part Fight Club, part The Girls, and entirely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, Peter Stenson’s Thirty-Seven is an audacious and austere novel that explores our need to belong. Our need to be loved. Our need to believe in something greater than ourselves, and our ultimate capacity for self-delusion.





Tom Sweterlitsch (2014)

The Gone World
G.P. Putnam's & Sons, February 5, 2019
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
  Hardcover and eBook, February 6, 2019

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
“I promise you have never read a story like this.”—Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

Inception meets True Detective in this science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind…

Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL’s family—and to locate his vanished teenage daughter. Though she can’t share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra—a ship assumed lost to the currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL’s experience with the future has triggered this violence.

Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence to crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it’s not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time’s horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.

The View From Monday - January 21, 2019


Happy Monday!

There is one debut this week:

The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy 1) by Gareth Hanrahan.

The View From Monday - January 21, 2019
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms 2) by Curtis Craddock;

The Will to Battle (Terra Ignota 3) by Ada Palmer is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Vultures (Miriam Black 6) by Chuck Wendig.

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The View From Monday - January 21, 2019



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

January 22, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Hod King Josiah Bancroft F/HistF - The Books of Babel 3
The Kingdom of Copper S. A Chakraborty F - The Daevabad Trilogy 2
A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery Curtis Craddock F/SP - The Risen Kingdoms 2
Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #1: A Selection of Novellas (e) Carl Engle-Laird (Ed) SF/F - Anthology
The Gutter Prayer (D) Gareth Hanrahan F - The Black Iron Legacy 1
Pandora: Contagion Eric L. Harry SF/Th - Pandora Thriller 2
Callis and Toll: The Silver Shard Nick Horth F - Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Mississippi Roll (h2tp) George R. R. Martin
Wild Cards Trust
SF - Wild Cards 17
The Will to Battle (h2tp) Ada Palmer SF - Terra Ignota 3
Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction Sunyoung Park (Ed)
Sang Joon Park (Ed)
SF - Anthology
Miraculum Steph Post Occ/Sup/Cr/HistM
Crucible James Rollins Sus - Sigma Force Series 13
Blood Angels - The Complete Rafen Omnibus James Swallow SF - Warhammer 40,000
All Systems Red (Hardcover Edition) Martha Wells SF - The Murderbot Diaries 1
Vultures Chuck Wendig SupTh - Miriam Black 6
Warriors of the Chaos Wastes C L Werner SF - Warhammer Chronicles
Golden State Ben H. Winters Cr/PolTh/TechTh



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CulH - Cultural Heritage
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
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MedTh - Medical Thriller
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming works by formerly featured DAC Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Dan Moren (2017)

The Bayern Agenda
The Galactic Cold War 1
Angry Robot Books, March 5, 2019
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A new Cold War threatens the galaxy, in this fast-paced and wisecracking thriller of spies and subterfuge.

Simon Kovalic, top intelligence operative for the Commonwealth of Independent Systems, is on the frontline of the burgeoning Cold War with the aggressive Illyrican Empire. He barely escapes his latest mission with a broken arm, and vital intel which points to the Empire cozying up to the Bayern Corporation: a planet-sized bank. There’s no time to waste, but with Kovalic out of action, his undercover team is handed over to his ex-wife, Lt Commander Natalie Taylor. When Kovalic’s boss is tipped off that the Imperium are ready and waiting, it’s up to the wounded spy to rescue his team and complete the mission before they’re all caught and executed.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Friendly Faces | Traitor, Pilot, Banker, Spy | Embassy Games | Going in Hot ]





Emma Newman (2013)

Atlas Alone
A Planetfall Novel 4
Ace, April 16, 2019
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

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Hugo Award winner Emma Newman returns to the captivating Planetfall universe with a novel about vengeance and the lengths to which one will go to save the future of humanity.

Six months after she left, Dee is struggling to manage her rage toward the people who ordered the nuclear strike that destroyed Earth. She’s trying to find those responsible, but she’s not getting very far alone.

A dedicated gamer, Dee is endeavoring to discover a mersive good enough to enable her to escape her trauma. When she is approached by a designer who asks her to play test his new game, she hopes it will be what she needs—but it isn’t like any mersive she’s played before. When a man suddenly dies in the real world, she realizes that at the same time in the game, she killed a character who bears a striking resemblance to the dead man—a man she discovers was one of those responsible for the death of millions on Earth.

Disturbed, but thinking it must be a coincidence, Dee continues the hunt for information. But when she finds out the plans for the future colony, she realizes that to save what is left of humanity, she might have to do something that risks what remains of her own.


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1
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Book 2
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Book 3





Chuck Wendig (2012)

Vultures
Miriam Black 6
Saga Press, January 22, 2019
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In the sixth and final thriller of the “wildly entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews) Miriam Black series, Miriam tries to break the curse of her powers, but first she must face The Trespasser a final time.

Still reeling from the events of The Raptor and the Wren, Miriam must confront two terrifying discoveries: the Trespasser now has the power to inhabit the living as well as the dead, and Miriam is pregnant.

Miriam knows her baby is fated to die, but Miriam is the Fatebreaker. And if the rules have changed for her nemesis, her own powers are changing as well. Miriam will do whatever it takes to break her curse and save her child. But as Miriam once again finds herself on the hunt for a serial killer and in need of an elusive physic, she can feel the threads of her past coming together—and the pattern they’re forming is deadly.

To end the Trespasser’s influence in her world, Miriam must face her demon a final time. And, this time, one of them must die. Vultures is a heart-pounding conclusion to the series: “Think Six Feet Under cowritten by Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk” (SFX).


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1
Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 2
Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 3
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Book 4
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Book 5



Wanderers
Del Rey, July 2, 2019
Hardcover and eBook, 800 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. In the tradition of The Stand and Station Eleven comes a gripping saga that weaves an epic tapestry of humanity into an astonishing tale of survival.

Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead.

For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it. As the rest of society collapses all around them–and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them–the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart–or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.

The View From Monday - February 12, 2018


Happy Monday!

There are 3 debuts this week:

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi;

The Philosopher's Flight by Tom Miller;

and

Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira.

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From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Blood of Assassins (Wounded Kingdom 2) by RJ Barker

Olympus Bound (Olympus Bound 3) by Jordanna Max Brodsky;

Amberlough (Amberlough Dossier 1) by Lara Elena Donnelly is out in Trade Paperback;

Echoes of Understorey (Titan's Forest 2) by Thoraiya Dyer;

The World Awakening (Gateways to Alissia 3) by Dan Koboldt;

Shadow Hunt (Disrupted Magic 3) by Melissa F. Olson;

Thirty-Seven by Peter Stenson;

and

Unclean Spirits (reissue) by Chuck Wendig.

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The View From Monday - February 12, 2018



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

February 12, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Night of the Hunter Susan Harris PNR/FairyT/FolkT/LM/ - Ever Chace Chronicles 4



February 13, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Blood of Assassins RJ Barker F - Wounded Kingdom 2
Madness is Better Than Defeat Ned Beauman LF
The Edda of Burdens Trilogy: All the Windwracked Stars, By the Mountain Bound, Sea They Mistress (e) Elizabeth Bear SF - Edda of Burdens
Olympus Bound Jordanna Max Brodsky UF - Olympus Bound 3
Michael Chabon's The Escapist: Amazing Adventures Michael Chabon GN
The Expanse: Origins James S. A. Corey
Hallie Lambert
Georgia Lee
Huang Danlan
Triona Farrell
Juan Useche
GN/MTI
The Ghost Notebooks Ben Dolnick LF/Sup
Amberlough (h2tp) Lara Elena Donnelly HistF - Amberlough Dossier1
Echoes of Understorey Thoraiya Dyer F - Titan's Forest 2
Freshwater (D) Akwaeke Emezi LF
Shadowbahn (h2tp) Steve Erickson LF
Malazan Book of the Fallen: Books 1-4: Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains (e) Steven Erikson F - Malazan Book of the Fallen
The Turn of the Screw and Other Tales Henry James
Philip Horne (Ed)
GH
Pride and Prometheus John Kessel HistF
The World Awakening (e) Dan Koboldt F - Gateways to Alissia 3
The Complete Glamourist Histories: Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, Valour and Vanity, Of Noble Family (e) Mary Robinette Kowal HistF - Glamourist Histories
Tomorrow's Kin (h2tp) Nancy Kress SF/HSF - Yesterday's Kin Trilogy 1
The Philosopher's Flight (D) Tom Miller HistF
Altered Carbon (ri) Richard K. Morgan SF/MTI - Takeshi Kovacs 1
Shadow Hunt Melissa F. Olson UF - Disrupted Magic 3
Gunpowder Moon (D) David Pedreira SF/HSF
Black Sheep Boy: A Novel in Stories Martin Pousson MR
Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds: A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales Haruo Shirane (Ed) LitCol - Translations from the Asian Classics
Thirty-Seven Peter Stenson LF
Art of War: Anthology for Charity (Ke) Petros Triantafyllou (Ed) F - Anthology
Annihilation: A Novel: Movie Tie-In Edition Jeff VanderMeer LF/MTI - The Southern Reach Trilogy 1
Starlings Jo Walton F - Collection
The Shape Of Things To Come H. G. Wells SF - S.F. Masterworks
Unclean Spirits (ri) Chuck Wendig F
The Book of Joan (h2tp) Lidia Yuknavitch Dys



February 14, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Enchanted (e) Barbara Bretton PNR - Sugar Maple Chronicles 5



February 15, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Eleanor Cameron: Dimensions of Amazement Paul V. Allen HC



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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LF - Literary Fiction
LitCol - Literary Collection
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
NR - Near Future
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

The View From Monday - January 22, 2018


Happy Monday!

For genre fans - Dark Shadows (all 1,225 episodes) is available on Amazon Prime Video! So if you've got a Prime account you can stream the series for free. I adore this show! Season 1 can be found here.

There are

Markswoman (Asiana 1) by Rati Mehrotra;

and

The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith.

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From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Roar of the Storm (The Fracture Worlds 2) by Adam Burch;

Devoted to Destiny (Muse Chronicles 5) by Lisa Kessler;

Creatures of Light (Creatures of Light 3) by Emily B. Martin is out in digital format;

Siege Mentality (ReMade Season 2 #10) by Andrea Phillips;

Smoke City by Keith Rosson;

The Tree (The Wrath & Athenaeum 2) by Na'amen Gobert Tilahun;

and

The Raptor & the Wren (Miriam Black 5) by Chuck Wendig.

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The View From Monday - January 22, 2018



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

January 22, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Knight Magic (e) Yasmine Galenorn PNR - Otherworld
Devoted to Destiny (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Muse Chronicles 5



January 23, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Warden of the Blade (h2tp) David Annandale SF - Castellan Crowe 1
The Only Harmless Great Thing Brooke Bolander AH
The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Eric Brown M/SF - NewCon Press Novellas Set 3
Roar of the Storm Adam Burch SF/SO - The Fracture Worlds 2
Miranda and Caliban (h2tp) Jacqueline Carey HistF
The Juniper Tree (ri) Barbara Comyns Fict/Myth/FolkT
House of Echoes (h2tp) Brendan Duffy Th/LF
Judgment Road Christine Feehan PNR - Torpedo Ink 1
Dark Imperium Guy Haley SF - Dark Imperium 1
Pandora: Outbreak Eric L. Harry SF/PA
Rogue Trader: The Omnibus Andy Hoare SF - Rogue Trader
The King of Bones and Ashes J.D. Horn CF - Witches of New Orleans 1
Fury Craig Martelle Dys/PA - End Times Alaska 4
Creatures of Light (e) Emily B. Martin F - Creatures of Light 3
Markswoman (D) Rati Mehrotra F - Asiana 1
SINthetic J.T. Nicholas SF/GenEng/CyP - New Lyons Sequence 1
The Memory Detective (e) T. S. Nichols SF/GenEng/Th
Elysium Fire Alastair Reynolds SF
Smoke City Keith Rosson MR/GB
Cast in Deception Michelle Sagara F - The Chronicles of Elantra 13
Cast in Shadow (ri) Michelle Sagara F - The Chronicles of Elantra 1
Cast in Courtlight (ri) Michelle Sagara F - The Chronicles of Elantra 2
The Sky Is Yours (D) Chandler Klang Smith LF/GB/PA
Her Beautiful Monster Adi Tantimedh M - Ravi PI 2
The Tree Na'amen Gobert Tilahun UF - The Wrath & Athenaeum 2
Starlings (e) Jo Walton F - Collection
The Raptor & the Wren Chuck Wendig SupTh - Miriam Black 5
Destiny's Conflict Janny Wurts F - The Wars of Light and Shadow 10: Sword of the Canon 2
Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child S. Craig Zahler FairyT/FolkT/LM/Gothic



January 24, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Siege Mentality (e) Andrea Phillips SFTh - ReMade Season 2 #10



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FiaryT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GB - Genre Bender
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
GothicR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM -  Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Myth - Mythology
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Ref - Reference
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance

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

Melanie's Week in Review - January 14, 2018


Melanie's Week in Review - January 14, 2018


Happy birthday to me!!!!!!!!  Hey it's my birthday as I write this (not as you read this) so using this as my excuse for having just 1 book to tell you about. It's really not an excuse as I read/listen to other books but want/need to tell save those for another time. So enough with my explanations...what did I read?


Melanie's Week in Review - January 14, 2018
As this the only book I read that I am going to tell you about you get a larger cover image.  Lucky you!

The Raptor & the Wren is book 5 of the Miriam Black series by Chuck Wendig. While Miriam tries to figure out how to change her fate, fate decides to throw Miriam a few more curve balls. The story starts with Miriam back in her mother's Florida house, drinking too much and ripping off seniors as they lay dying. The former FBI agent Grosky turns up on the scene to let Miriam in on a few secrets and home truths. There is a copycat killer out there and they look just like Miriam, and kill just like Miriam and they are after Miriam. Time is running out. Miriam needs to figure out how to change her fate to save Louis, stop the killer and rid herself of her curse. Time is not on her side and it seems no one else is either, not even the Trespasser. It's a race against time and it's all up to Miriam.

The Raptor & the Wren is another fast paced instalment of the Miriam Black series. Miriam goes from one crisis to another and I really wish Wendig would give Miriam a break! Miriam's salvation seems almost as unachievable to the reader as it does to Miriam. There is just one catastrophe after another and I was almost convinced Miriam wouldn't make it to the last page.

In true Miriam Black fashion this book is geared towards fans of horror, which I have to admit I am not. I don't mind the odd gruesome scene if it enhances the plot or the characterisation. In the case of book 5 the horror was almost too much. There were a couple of chapters where I had to stop reading as it was either too early or too late for this much gore. However, I will give Wendig this...in amongst the blood, viscera and horror there are passages that are just short of poetic:
Darkness settles into the trees all around her. Oaks and pines. Thoughts of Louis stalk her like prey, and she has to keep ducking and running away from her own brain lest those thoughts catch her, pin her, consume her.
This is the reason why I continue with this series. I love how Wendig turns a genre I normally turn away from into something accessible and more beautiful in the process. I would be wrong however, to try to convince you that this is a book that you will look forward to reading. It isn't. It is hard and cruel and I'm almost glad that Vultures will be the 6th and final book in the series. I don't think either Miriam or I can take anymore!


That's it for me this week. More to come so drop by next week to read what I have been reading. Until then Happy Reading.





The Raptor & the Wren
Miriam Black 5
Saga Press, January 23, 2018
Trade Paperback, Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages

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In the fifth book of the “wildly entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews) Miriam Black series, Miriam continues her journey to find answers on how to change her fate and begin to make right some of what she’s done wrong.

Armed with new knowledge that suggests a great sacrifice must be made to change her fate, Miriam continues her quest and learns that she must undo the tragedies of her past to move forward.

One such tragedy is Wren, who is now a teen caught up in a bad relationship with the forces that haunt Miriam and has become a killer, just like Miriam. Black must try to save the girl, but what’s ahead is something she thought impossible…




Previously

Melanie's Week in Review - January 14, 2018
Blackbirds
Miriam Black 1
Saga Press, September 15, 2015
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover, 288 pages
eBook May 5, 2015

The first book in the Miriam Black series: “A sassy, hard-boiled thriller with a paranormal slant” (The Guardian) about a young woman who can see the darkest corners of the future.

Miriam Black knows how you’re going to die. This makes her daily life a living hell, especially when you can’t do anything about it, or stop trying to. She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides. She merely needs to touch you—skin to skin contact—and she knows how and when your final moments will occur. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But then she hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, and she sees in thirty days that Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and Miriam will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.

“Think Six Feet Under co-written by Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk” (SFX), and you have Blackbirds: a visceral, exciting novel about life on the edge.





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Mockingbird
Miriam Black 2
Saga Press, October 20, 2015
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Hardcover, 336 pages
eBook, May 5, 2015

Miriam Black is trying to live an ordinary life, keeping her ability to see how someone dies hidden...until a serial killer crosses her path. This is the second book in the Miriam Black series.

“Visceral and often brutal, this tale vibrates with emotional rawness that helps to paint a bleak, unrelenting picture of life on the edge.” —Publishers Weekly

Miriam is trying. Really, she is. But this whole “settling down thing” just isn’t working out.

She lives on Long Beach Island all year in a run-down, double-wide trailer. She works at a grocery store as a checkout girl. And her relationship with Louis—who’s on the road half the time in his truck—is subject to the mood swings Miriam brings to everything she does. It just isn’t going well.

Still, she’s keeping her psychic ability—to see when and how someone is going to die just by touching them—in check. But even that feels wrong somehow. Like she’s keeping a tornado stopped up in a tiny bottle. Then comes the one bad day that turns it all on her ear.





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The Cormorant
Miriam Black 3
Saga Press, February 23, 2016
Hardcover, Trade Paperback, 352 pages
eBook, May 5, 2015

In the third installment of the suspenseful Miriam Black series, Miriam is on the road again, having transitioned from “thief” to “killer.”

Hired by a wealthy businessman, Miriam heads down to Florida to practice the one thing she’s good at: knowing when people are going to die. In her vision she sees the businessman murdered by another’s hand and on the wall written in blood is a message just for her:

She’s expected…






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Thunderbird
Miriam Black 4
Saga Press, November 28, 2017
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Hardcover and eBook, February 28, 2017

In the next installment of the suspenseful Miriam Black series, Miriam heads to the southwest in search of another psychic who may be able to help her understand her curse, but instead finds a cult of domestic terrorists and the worst vision of death she’s had yet.

Miriam is becoming addicted to seeing her death visions, but she is also trying out something new: Hope. She is in search of another psychic who can help her with her curse, but instead she experiences her deadliest vision to date in this latest “visceral and often brutal” (Publishers Weekly) series that is “wildly entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews).

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming works by formerly featured DAC Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


S. K. Dunstall (2015)

Stars Uncharted
Stars Uncharted 1
Ace, August 14, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
A ragtag band of explorers are looking to make the biggest score in the galaxy in the brand-new science fiction adventure novel from the national bestselling author of Linesman.

Three people who are not who they claim to be:

Nika Rik Terri, body modder extraordinaire, has devoted her life to redesigning people’s bodies right down to the molecular level. Give her a living body and a genemod machine, and she will turn out a work of art.

Josune Arriola is crew on the famous explorer ship the Hassim, whose memory banks contain records of unexplored worlds worth a fortune. But Josune and the rest of the crew are united in their single-minded pursuit of the most famous lost planet of all.

Hammond Roystan, the captain of the rival explorer ship, The Road, has many secrets. Some believe one of them is the key to finding the lost world.

Josune’s captain sends her to infiltrate Roystan’s ship, promising to follow. But when the Hassim exits nullspace close to Roystan’s ship, it’s out of control, the crew are dead, and unknown Company operatives are trying to take over. Narrowly escaping and wounded, Roystan and Josune come to Nika for treatment–and with problems of her own, she flees with them after the next Company attack.

Now they’re in a race to find the lost world…and stay alive long enough to claim the biggest prize in the galaxy.





David Mealing (2017)

Blood of the Gods
The Ascension Cycle 1
Orbit, August 21, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 640 pages

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The battle is over, but war lies ahead in the second book of the epic fantasy trilogy that pits humans against gods in a contest for the fate of the world.

The battle for the city is over, but the aftermath of a revolution is never simple…

Sarine begins to experience visions, ones which make her dragon familiar sicker every day. Erris pushes toward conquest and the need to expand her territory and restore her power. And, exiled from his tribe, Arak’Jur apprentices himself to a deadly master.

Faced with the threat of a return to the days of darkness, the heroes begin to understand the depth of the sacrifices required from them. To protect their world, they’ll have to stand and fight once more.

Read this second book in this gripping, vibrant, and imaginative addition to the epic fantasy canon for readers of Brandon Sanderson, Brian McClellan, and Miles Cameron.


The Ascension Cycle
Soul of the World
Blood of the Gods





Chuck Wendig (2012)

Unclean Spirits
Abaddon, February 13, 2018
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, May 2013
(Reissue)

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Life begins when your boss is killed.

For five years, Cason Cole has been a chew toy for a god. He walked away from his wife and son and devoted his life to a predator who holds nothing and no-one dear. Now, as the man he loves and hates lies dying at his feet, the explosion still ringing in his ears, Cason is finally free.

For centuries, the swarming gods of the Earth were content to lounge in Heaven, forgetting the mortals they left behind; but thirty years ago, the all-powerful “Usurper” ejected them all, to a man and woman. Now it’s back to the bad old days: cults and sycophants, and the terrible retribution the gods visit on those who defy them.

None of which is going to stop Cason from getting back what’s his...

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