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2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts

2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts

Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2018 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator/designer information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on December 31, 2018, unless the vote is extended. If the vote is extended the ending date will be updated.

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2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts

2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts
Cover design and illustration by Danny Schlitz

2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts

The View From Monday - December 10, 2018

Happy Monday!!

There is one debut this week:

The Malaise by David Turton.

The View From Monday - December 10, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.

From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Burning Ashes (A Ben Garston Novel 3) by James Bennett;


A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (The Salvagers 2) by Alex White.

The View From Monday - December 10, 2018The View From Monday - December 10, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.

The View From Monday - December 10, 2018

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

December 11, 2018
Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies Dave Addey PerfArts/SF
Burning Ashes James Bennett CF/UF - A Ben Garston Novel 3
The Hostess With the Ghostess (h2tp) E. J. Copperman PCM - Haunted Guesthouse 9
Green Jay and Crow DJ Daniels SF
The Emperor's Gift Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000
Shattered Lands Alice Henderson SF/PA - Skyfire Saga 2
Firestarter (ri) Stephen King SF/GenEng
Born of Flame Nick Kyme SF - The Horus Heresy
The Corporation Wars Trilogy Ken MacLeod SF/SO - Corporation Wars
Death on the Pitch - A Blood Bowl Anthology Robbie MacNiven
Worley Alec
Guy Haley
F - Blood Bowl
Rattlesnake Wind Lilith Saintcrow UF
Children of Time (ri) Adrian Tchaikovsky SF/AC/GenEng/HSF/SE/SO
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy Alex White SF/GenEng/SO - The Salvagers 2
Ashes and Entropy Robert S. Wilson (Ed) H

December 14, 2018
The Malaise (D) David Turton AP/PA/DF/H

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

AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Woman
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
MedTh - Medical Thriller
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Popular Culture
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

2018 Debut Author Challenge - December 2018 Debuts

2018 Debut Author Challenge - December 2018 Debuts

There are 3 debut novels for December.

Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the United States, not copyright dates or non-US publication dates.

The December debut authors and their novels are listed in alphabetical order by author (not book title or publication date). Take a good look at the covers. Voting for your favorite December cover for the 2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on December 15, 2018.

If you are participating as a reader in the Challenge, please let us know in the comments what you are thinking of reading or email us at "DAC . TheQwillery @ gmail . com" (remove the spaces and quotation marks). Please note that we list all debuts for the month (of which we are aware), but not all of these authors will be 2018 Debut Author Challenge featured authors. However, any of these novels may be read by Challenge readers to meet the goal for December 2018. The list is correct as of the day posted.

Meghan Scott Molin

The Frame-Up
The Golden Arrow Mysteries 1
47North, December 1, 2018
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 304 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - December 2018 Debuts
By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.

MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.

But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best—and only—lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?

When too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.

Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…

Clay Sanger

Outlaw Arcana 1
Crossroad Press, December 25, 2018
eBook, 458 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - December 2018 Debuts
Welcome to Los Angeles—where the secret worlds of the criminal and supernatural collide. Crime and black magic pay. In the City of Angels, no one does it better than Gabriel St. John and the House of the Crow…

ENDSVILLE introduces readers to the House of the Crow. Led by their enigmatic street captain Gabriel, the Crows are a secret coven of high-rolling occult gangsters operating out of Los Angeles. A gangland king by the name of Dante Washington enlists their aid to recover 34 million dollars in cash—stolen from him by what appears to be a hostile sorcerer.

The Crows battle through a vicious cycle of betrayal, violence, and black magic while on the hunt for Mr. Washington’s missing money. In the end, allies prove to be enemies, and there are much greater things at stake than covering up a multi-million dollar gangland heist.

David Turton

The Malaise
Cosmic Egg Books, December 14, 2018
Trade Paperback, 304 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - December 2018 Debuts
2038: Rick Razor’s mark is seen all over the world, with his innovative Razor Technology owned by the majority of the population.

Professor Mike Pilkington sees a disturbing video on his RazorVision glasses and the world turns violently upside down. As almost every human being is wiped out through murder and suicide, Mike helps rebuild society, but his hunger for answers drives him on a collision course with the chilling force behind the apocalypse...

'The Malaise will keep you turning page after page, racing to get to the ending, and all the while hoping the technology giants of today don’t throw us into his horror of tomorrow.'
David Beers, Best-selling author
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