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The View From Monday - July 9, 2018


Happy Monday!

There are 3 debuts this week:

Suicide Club: A Novel About Living by Rachel Heng;

An Ocean of Minutes by Theodora Lim;

and

Game of the Gods by Jay Schiffman.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

I Only Killed Him Once (Ray Electromatic Mysteries 3) by Adam Christopher;

William Shakespeare's Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth by Ian Doescher;

Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians 8) by Dianne Duvall;

Deep Roots (The Innsmouth Legacy 2) by Ruthanna Emrys;

Provenance by Ann Leckie is out in Trade Paperback;

The Truants by Lee Markham is out in Trade Paperback;

Rogue Souls (Soul Charmer 2) by Chelsea Mueller;

and

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore 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 - July 9, 2018



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

July 9, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Rogue Souls (e) Chelsea Mueller UF - Soul Charmer 2



July 10, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
River of Bones Taylor Anderson AH/SF - Destroyermen 13
Paternus: Wrath of Gods Dyrk Ashton F - The Paternus Trilogy 2
Heart of Granite James Barclay SF/F - Blood & Fire 1
A Grand Tour Collection: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Tales of the Grand Tour, Powersat, Mercury, Titan, Mars Life, Leviathans of Jupiter, Farside, New Earth (e) Ben Bova SF/SO - Grand Tour Series
The Naming of the Beasts Mike Carey SupTh/Occ/Sup/UF/GH - Felix Castor 5
I Only Killed Him Once Adam Christopher SF/PI/Noir - Ray Electromatic Mysteries 3
Crusade Andy Clark SF - Black Library Summer Reading
The Final Frontier: Stories of Exploring Space, Colonizing the Universe, and First Contact Neil Clarke (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Rat Catchers' Olympics (h2tp) Colin Cotterill M/Cr/Hist/MR - A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery 12
Black Legion (h2tp) Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Black Legion 2
William Shakespeare's Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth Ian Doescher SF/SO - William Shakespeare's Star Wars 8
Awaken the Darkness Dianne Duvall PNR - Immortal Guardians Series 8
Deep Roots Ruthanna Emrys SF/HistF - The Innsmouth Legacy 2
Resurrection (h2tp) John French SF - The Horusian Wars 1
The Lost Country William Gay Southern Gothic
Graveyard Mind Chadwick Ginther H/DF/GH/CF
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman Theodora Goss F - The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club 2
Suicide Club: A Novel About Living (D) Rachel Heng LF/Dys/FL
City of Secrets Nick Horth F - Black Library Summer Reading
Assault on Black Reach Nick Kyme SF - Black Library Summer Reading
Provenance (h2tp) Ann Leckie SF/HSF/SO
An Ocean of Minutes (D) Thea Lim LF
Ulrika the Vampire Nathan Long F - Warhammer Chronicles 7
The Truants (h2tp) Lee Markham H
A Wild Cards Collection: The Fort Freak Triad: Fort Freak, Lowball, High Stakes (e) George R. R. Martin SF/SH - Wild Cards
Metamorphica: Fiction Zachary Mason LF/LM
It's Not the End and Other Lies Matt Moore SF - Collection
Spinning Silver Naomi Novik F/FairyT
Reincarnation Blues (h2tp) Michael Poore CF/LF/FR
Hammerhal Josh Reynolds F - Black Library Summer Reading
Soul Wars Josh Reynolds F - Soul Wars 1
The Life and Adventures of Joaquí­n Murieta: The Celebrated California Bandit John Rollin Ridge Hispanic & Latino Fiction/FolkT/LM
Game of the Gods (D) Jay Schiffman SF/Dys
Infinity's End Jonathan Strahan (Ed) SF - Anthology
Death Of A Clone Alex Thomson SF
Sin of Damnation Gav Thorpe SF - Black Library Summer Reading
The Spin Saga Trilogy (e) Robert Charles Wilson SF/HSF/PA - Spin
Schisms James Wolanyk SF - Scribe Cycle 1
Wolf King Chris Wraight SF - Black Library Summer Reading
Halcyon Rio Yours SupTh



July 11, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Nothing Really Matters in Life More Than Love Agustí­n Fernández Paz
Pablo Auladell (Tr)
F - Anthology - Small Stations Fiction 14



July 12, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Steam Pump Jump (e) Jodi Taylor SF/TT - The Chronicles of St. Mary's



July 13, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Promise of Air/The Garden of Survival Algernon Blackwood LF/F



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
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humor
HuF - Humorous Fantasy
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash Up
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
RS - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


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


Dianne Duvall (2011)

Blade of Darkness
Immortal Guardians 7
Dianne Duvall, September 19, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 392 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Return to the "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians.

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember. But she never saw Aidan coming. When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception... and passion. Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan's arms and in his bed. Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O'Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don't trouble him. The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan's brethren turning against him, so he can't help but feel alarmed. While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?


Previously
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Spencer Ellsworth (2017)

Shadow Sun Seven
The Starfire Trilogy 2
Tor.com, November 28, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Shadow Sun Seven continues Spencer Ellsworth's Starfire trilogy, an action-packed space opera in which the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity.

Jaqi, Araskar and Z are on the run from everyone - the Resistance, the remnants of the Empire, the cyborg Suits, and right now from the Matakas - and the Matakas are the most pressing concern because the insectoid aliens have the drop on them. The Resistance has a big reward out for Araskar and the human children he and Jaqi are protecting. But Araskar has something to offer the mercenary aliens. He knows how to get to a huge supply of pure oxygen cells, something in short supply in the formerly human Empire, and that might be enough to buy their freedom. Araskar knows where it is, and Jaqi can take them there. With the Matakas as troops, they break into Shadow Sun Seven, on the edge of the Dark Zone.



Memory's Blade
The Starfire Trilogy 3
Tor.com, February 27, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 232 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Spencer Ellsworth's Starfire space opera trilogy, a gritty, adult science-fiction adventure, concludes with Starfire: Memory's Blade

At the heart of the Dark Zone, a duel for the universe rages.

In an ancient Jorian temple, Jaqi faces John Starfire, the new ruler of the Empire. He has set all the worlds aflame in his quest to destroy humankind. Jaqi has sworn to stop him. Problem is, Jaqi isn't much of a fighter.

Meanwhile, the sun-eating cosmic spiders, the Shir, have moved out of the Dark Zone and are consuming the galaxy. Araskar knows that he must hold them back, but to do that, he has to give himself over to the Resistance, under the command of John Starfire's wife. And she wants him dead more than she wants the stars to live.

If Jaqi and Araskar can fight their way out, they can use a secret at the heart of the Dark Zone to free the galaxy, and end John Starfire's new tyranny. They lose, and every star in the sky will go dark.


Previously
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Marko Kloos (2014)

Points of Impact
Frontlines 6
47North, January 9, 2018
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 300 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before…

Earth’s armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

Earth’s game changer? New advanced ships and weapons, designed to hunt and kill Lankies and place humanity’s militaries on equal footing with their formidable foes. Andrew and his wife, Halley, both now burdened with command responsibilities and in charge of more lives than just their own, are once again in humanity’s vanguard as they prepare for this new phase in the war. But the Lankies have their own agenda…and in war, the enemy doesn’t usually wait until you are prepared. As Andrew is once again plunged into the chaos and violence of war with an unyielding species, he is forced to confront the toll this endless conflict is taking on them all, and the high price of survival…at any cost.


Previously
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The View From Monday - September 18, 2017

Happy Monday!

There is one debut this week -

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz.

The View From Monday - September 18, 2017

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


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Of Sand and Malice Made (A Shattered Sands Novel) by Bradley P. Beaulieu is out in Trade Paperback;

Wickedly Spirited (A Baba Yaga Novella ) by Deborah Blake

Danger's Halo (Holly Danger 1) by Amanda Carlson

Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians 7) by Dianne Duvall

Demon Hunting with a Sexy Ex (Demon Hunter 5) by Lexi George

Light of the the Spirit (Muse Chronicles 4) by Lisa Kessler

The Imperial Radch Boxed Trilogy: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy by Anne Leckie;

Null States (The Centenal Cycle 2) by Malka Older

Into the Woods (Bookburners Season 3 #10) by Andrea Phillips;

The Exiled King (Bone Magic 4) by Sarah Remy

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



The View From Monday - September 18, 2017



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

September 18, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Danger's Halo (e) Amanda Carlson SF/AP/PA - Holly Danger 1
An Orchard in the Street (e) Reginald Gibbons LF/VM/SS - American Readers Series
Witches Brew: Stories for the Season Paula Guran (Ed) F - Anthology
Light of the Spirit (e) Lisa Kessler FR - Muse Chronicles 4
An Unkindness of Ghosts (e) Rivers Solomon SF/SO/LF/AP/PA



September 19, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Of Sand and Malice Made (h2tp) Bradley P. Beaulieu F/DF - A Shattered Sands Novel
Wickedly Spirited (e) Deborah Blake PNR - A Baba Yaga Novella
Successor's Promise Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 3
House on the Forgotten Coast Ruth Coe Chambers M/PNR/RSus
Wicked Abyss (h2mm) Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 17
Trinity (ri)(e) Lauren Dane PNR - de La Vega Cats 1
Blade of Darkness Dianne Duvall PNR - Immortal Guardians 7
Whispers of Warning Jessica Estevao Hist/M - A Change of Fortune Mystery 2
Kung Fu High School (ri) Ryan Gattis Cr/Dys
Demon Hunting with a Sexy Ex Lexi George PNR - Demon Hunter 5
Wicked Deeds Heather Graham SupTh - Krewe of Hunters 23
Grave Danger S.K. Gregory PNR - Aurelia Graves
A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5 Ensley F. Guffey
K. Dale Koontz
LC/SF
Dark Debts (h2tp) Karen Hall Th
The Wicked (e) Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races Novella
Strangers of the Night and Witch's Hunger Megan Hart
Deborah LeBlanc
PNR
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Grady Hendrix LC/H/Sup
Blood of Sanguinius Darius Hinks SF - Mephiston 1
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017 Edition Rich Horton (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Legion Prophecy Mark A. Latham UF - Lazarus Gate 3
The Imperial Radch Boxed Trilogy: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie SF - Imperial Radch
Stranger of Tempest Tom Lloyd F - God Fragments 1
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld Patricia A. McKillip F/MR/HistF/FR
New Fears - New horror stories by masters of the genre Mark Morris (Ed) H - Anthology
Autonomous (D) Annalee Newitz SF
Null States Malka Older SF/CyP/TechTh/Pol - The Centenal Cycle 2
The Two of Swords: Part Eighteen (e) K. J. Parker F - Two of Swords
Poison Sarah Pinborough DF - Fairy Tales 1
The Exiled King (e) Sarah Remy F - Bone Magic 4
A Small Charred Face Kazuki Sakuraba Gothic
Words of Radiance (ri) Brandon Sanderson F - Stormlight Archive 2
Zero-G: Green Space William Shatner
Jeff Rovin
SF - Samuel Lord 2
Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus James Swallow SF - Sisters of Battle
Desert Wolf and Protector Wolf Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Linda O. Johnston
PNR



September 20, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Into the Woods (e) Andrea Phillips UF/M - Bookburners Season 3 #10



September 22, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Runabout (e) Kristine Kathryn Rusch SF - Diving 6



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



Absurdist - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CB - Coloring Book
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
RSus - Romantic Suspense
Satire - Satire
Sc - Science
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
VM - 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 10


This is the tenth 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



Seth Dickinson (2015)

The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Tor Books, November 29, 2016
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Hardcover and eBook, September 15, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 10
Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up and see red sails on the horizon.

The Empire of Masks is coming, armed with coin and ink, doctrine and compass, soap and lies. They will conquer Baru’s island, rewrite her culture, criminalize her customs, and dispose of one of her fathers. But Baru is patient. She'll swallow her hate, join the Masquerade, and claw her way high enough up the rungs of power to set her people free.

To test her loyalty, the Masquerade will send Baru to bring order to distant Aurdwynn, a snakepit of rebels, informants, and seditious dukes. But Baru is a savant in games of power, as ruthless in her tactics as she is fixated on her goals. In the calculus of her schemes, all ledgers must be balanced, and the price of liberation paid in full.

The Traitor Baru Cormorant is the critically-acclaimed debut novel from Seth Dickinson, one of the rising new stars in fantasy.





Betsy Dornbusch (2013)

Enemy
The Seven Eyes 3
Night Shade Books, February 7, 2017
Hardcover, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 10
The Thrilling Conclusion to a Prince’s Quest for Revenge and Honor.

Everything Draken thinks he knows is wrong.

The last time Draken traveled Akrasia, he was the highest lord in the land. His journey before that was eased by royal favor and the grace of the gods. This time is different. His adopted country buckling under attack from religious fanatics and his Queen presumed dead, Draken must flee a deadly coup by an upstart lord. Bitter from fighting an insurmountable war and losing the life he’s built, he lets the ghosts of past mistakes drive him into vigilante revenge. But Draken is about to learn gods and wars have a way of catching up to a man.

In the thrilling conclusion to Dornbush’s Book of the Seven Eyes trilogy, follow Draken as he tries to find peace solace in a life that has been surrounded by bloodshed. Will he avenge those he cares about, while striking down those that stand in his way? Enemy covers all this and more in this epic fantasy series.





Lexie Dunne (2014)

How to Save the World
Superheroes Anonymous 3
Harper Voyager Impulse, October 4, 2016
     eBook, 336 pages
Harper Voyager Impulse, November 1, 2016
     Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 10
“Packed to the brim with charming characters, zippy action, and a refreshing can-do spirit, the Superheroes Anonymous series never fails to delight.”

—Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex

Gail Godwin—once so famous for being kidnapped by supervillains, the media still calls her Hostage Girl—is done with superheroes and their shadowy schemes. She’s got a cute boyfriend, a great roommate, and she’s even returned to her old job. For the first time in years, life is exactly what she wants it to be.

But when a figure from her past resurfaces, he brings with him a plague that changes the game for every superhero and villain out there. Now Gail must team up with both friend and foe to help save the world she thought she had left behind.

It won’t be easy, but for Gail Godwin, nothing ever is.





S. K. Dunstall (2015)

Confluence
A Linesman Novel 3
Ace, November 29, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 10
From the national bestselling author of Alliance, linesman Ean Lambert finds himself caught in a dangerous fight for political power…

The lines. Mysterious yet familiar: the key to controlling every ship in the galaxy. Once they were thought of as tools, but since linesman Ean Lambert discovered strange new lines in an alien vessel, they have become so much more—symbols of a power too great to ignore.

While the Crown Princess of Lancia seeks to share the new technology, her father, the Emperor, has other plans. His latest political maneuverings seem to be tilting the balance of control to Lancia’s favor—a move that not all members of the New Alliance are looking upon favorably.

As tensions mount, Ean and his former shipmates must unite to avert a disastrous conflict: the princess working within the tumultuous Alliance, Ean seeking the help of the impatient alien ships, and Ean’s close friend and bodyguard, Radko, embarking on a mysterious and perilous mission.

But the biggest threat comes from an unexpected source. Someone is trying to take down the New Alliance from within—and will use anything, even the lines themselves, to ensure its destruction…





Dianne Duvall (2011)

Phantom Embrace
An Immortal Guardians Novella
Zebra, June 28, 2016
eBook, 118 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 10
Across dimensions . . .

A gifted one, Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, but he knows better than to make contact with them. Yet he’s never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.

Originally published in the On the Hunt anthology


Rendezvous With Yesterday
The Gifted Ones 2
Dianne Duvall (October 17, 2016)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 406 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 10
Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time.

As Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly, attempts to identify and track down the nameless enemy who has been plaguing his lands and people with violence, the most peculiar woman stumbles into his path. Small, vulnerable, yet possessed of a bold, fiery spirit and wicked sense of humor, she persists in dubbing Robert and his men members of something called a medieval reenactment group . . . until she sees his castle and labels herself mad. It seems bounty hunter Bethany Bennett has come to him from the future, bringing with her laughter and chaos, swiftly winning the hearts of his people and inspiring within him a love he thought he would never experience again. But when Robert discovers a way for her to return to her time, will the love they share be enough to keep them together?

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3


This is the third 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.
Part 2 here.


Dianne Duvall (2011)

A Sorceress of His Own
The Gifted Ones 1
Dianne Duvall, May 31, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 374 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
A USA Today Bestseller

From the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Immortal Guardians series comes an enchanting new series full of romance, danger, and loyalty: The Gifted Ones

Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.

For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed--or cursed--with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.

All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything--even the wrath of his king--to be with her.



On the Hunt
   with Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti and Hannah Jayne
Zebra, August 25, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Four of today’s most intriguing paranormal authors entice readers deep into the shadows, where vampires, immortals, and other supernatural creatures heat up the night...

On The Hunt by Alexandra Ivy
Mika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a Sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group not only threatens life as they know it—but any chance of their being together again...

Scorpius Rising by Rebecca Zanetti

With a deadly disease spreading like wildfire across the country, microbiologist Nora Medina needs to focus all her energy on stopping the pandemic. Playing with dynamite—in the form of her way-too-hot ex—is the last thing she should be doing. ​But forced to work with Deacan McDougall against unexpected enemies with the seconds ticking by, she knows the explosion is coming...

Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall

Immortal Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.

Stake Out by Hannah Jayne

Vampire fashion designer Nina LaShay has a lot on her plate—just two days until fashion week and the model who was flirting with her photographer boyfriend is now a corpse in her studio. But when dead turns into undead and dangerous, Nina must find out who’s responsible…before the beautiful baby vamp takes too many bites out of the Big Apple.



Shadows Strike
Immortal Guardians 6
Zebra, August 25, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out...

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can't guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she's awake, she isn't sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn't trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that's coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...


Note:  Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians) is scheduled for publication on June 18, 2016 from Zebra.





T. Frohock (2011)

In Midnight’s Silence
Los Nefilim: Part One
Harper Voyager Impulse, June 23, 2015
eBook, 128 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
The fate of mankind has nothing to do with mankind…

Born of an angel and a daimon, Diago Alvarez is a singular being in a country torn by a looming civil war and the spiritual struggle between the forces of angels and daimons. With allegiance to no one but his partner Miquel, he is content to simply live in Barcelona, caring only for the man he loves and the music he makes. Yet, neither side is satisfied to let him lead this domesticated life and, knowing they can't get to him directly, they do the one thing he's always feared.

They go after Miquel.

Now, in order to save his lover's life, he is forced by an angel to perform a gruesome task: feed a child to the daimon Moloch in exchange for a coin that will limit the extent of the world's next war. The mission is fraught with danger, the time he has to accomplish it is limited…and the child he is to sacrifice is the son Diago never knew existed.

A lyrical tale in a world of music and magic, T. Frohock's In Midnight's Silence shows the lengths a man will go to save the people he loves, and the sides he'll choose when the sidelines are no longer an option.



Without Light or Guide
Los Nefilim: Part Two
Harper Voyager Impulse, November 3, 2015
eBook, 128 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
The fate of mankind has nothing to do with mankind…

Always holding themselves aloft from the affairs of mortals, Los Nefilim have thrived for eons. But with the Spanish Civil War looming, their fragile independence is shaken by the machinations of angels and daimons…and a half-breed caught in-between.

For although Diago Alvarez has pledged his loyalty to Los Nefilim, there are many who don't trust his daimonic blood. And with the re-emergence of his father—a Nefil who sold his soul to a daimon—the fear is Diago will soon follow the same path.

Yet even as Diago tries to prove his allegiance, events conspire that only fuel the other Nefilim's suspicions—including the fact that every mortal Diago has known in Barcelona is being brutally murdered.

The second novella in T. Frohock's Los Nefilim series, Without Light or Guide continues Diago's journey through a world he was born into, yet doesn't quite understand.


Note:  The Second Death (Los Nefilim, Part Three) will be published by Harper Voyager Impluse on March 29, 2016.





Lexi George (2011)

Demon Hunting With a Dixie Deb
Demon Hunter 4
Lyrical Press, May 24, 2016
eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Deep South legends. Deep fried curses. Deep dish revenge . . .

This Debutante Is Having A Ball!

Way down south in the land of cotton, one belle's plans are soon forgotten--when Sassy Peterson drives her Maserati off the road to avoid a deer and lands smack-dab in the proverbial creek without a paddle. The Alabama heiress should have known something weird was going on when she saw the deer's ginormous fangs. Hello, Predator Bambi! But nothing can prepare her for the leather-clad, muscle-bound, golden-eyed sex god who rescues her. Who wears leather in May? That's just the first of many questions Sassy has when her savior reveals he's a demon hunter named Grim. Also: Why would a troop of fairies want to give her magical powers and rainbow hair? Why would a style-challenged beast called the Howling Hag want to hunt her down? Most importantly, what's a nice debutante like Sassy doing in a place like this anyway? Besides feeling Grim . . .





Dani Harper (2011)

The Holiday Spirit
Dani Harper, September 29, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 229 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
A woman who talks to ghosts.
A man mistaken for dead.
An ancient evil that stalks them both.


Writer Kerri Tollbrook spends her free time counseling the newly departed, but the tall, dark and handsome spirit she meets at the shopping mall claims he's not dead. Is he just in denial? Or is something more sinister at work?

Firefighter Galen McAllister has felt like The Invisible Man ever since a malicious spell separated him from his still-living body. Kerri is the first person he's met who can actually see him. Now if only he can get her to listen ... because the nightmare creature that trapped him between two worlds is far from finished!

Dani Harper's Christmas ghost story returns as a full-length novel! The characters from this popular paranormal romance have haunted their author into making it bigger, better...and BADDER!





Kevin Hearne (2011)

Three Slices
  with Delilah S. Dawson and Chuck Wendig
May 5, 2015
eBook, 166 pages
Illustrated by Galen Dara

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Three Slices presents three novellas by modern fantasy writers:

A Prelude to War by Kevin Hearne
After an old friend is murdered in retaliation for his mercenary strikes against the oldest vampires in the world, Atticus O'Sullivan must solicit the aid of another old friend in Ethiopia if he's going to have a chance of finishing a war he never wanted. Meanwhile, Granuaile MacTiernan starts a private war of her own against Loki, the lord of lies, and if it brings Ragnarok early—so be it.

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys by Delilah S. Dawson
The number one rule of the circus? Don't kill your volunteers, even accidentally. That's how young magician Criminy Stain ends up on the run in a forest, where he meets a beautiful woman holding a bucket of blood. But is Merissa the answer to his prayers-- or the orchestrator of his ruin?

Interlude: Swallow by Chuck Wendig
Miriam Black is back. Miriam is tired of her curse and finally believes she knows how to be rid of her ability to see when and how other people die. She follows a lead to the mountains of Colorado, where she believes she sees signs of a serial killer she thought she already killed. (Set between THE CORMORANT and THUNDERBIRD.)



Two Tales of the Iron Druid Chronicles
May 18, 2015
eBook, 39 pages
Cover illustration Copyright © 2015 by Galen Dara

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Two Iron Druid short stories, previously available only in limited release, have now been revised and made available worldwide!

"Kaibab Unbound" occurs just a couple of weeks before the events of HOUNDED, book one of the series. Before Atticus gets drawn into the battles of gods and monsters, he has to protect one of the earth's elementals from an accomplished coven that wants to steal its power for their own.



Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars
LucasBooks, November 24, 2015
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 3, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view.

Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause.

A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s  willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire.

Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.



A Fantasy Medley 3
Fantasy Medley
  with Jacqueline Carey, Laura Bickle and Aliette de Bodard
Subterranean, December 31, 2015
Hardcover, 153 pages
Dust jacket by J. K. Drummond

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
In each of the first two volumes of the acclaimed A Fantasy Medley series—both of which earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly—editor Yanni Kuznia brought together stories from a quartet of fantasy's most exciting authors. Now Kuznia returns with A Fantasy Medley 3, offering riveting new tales of the fantastic from four more of the field's brightest stars:

In "Goddess at the Crossroads," Kevin Hearne shares a thrillingly memorable episode from the past of his popular Iron Druid Chronicles hero Atticus O'Sullivan, revealing how one night's dark encounter with the cult of Hecate served as inspiration for Shakespeare's witches in the Scottish play.

With "Ashes," Laura Bickle revisits Detroit arson investigator and powerful spirit medium Anya Kalinczyk as she, her five-foot-long salamander familiar Sparky, and Hades' Charon pursue a destructive fire elemental named the Nain Rouge through the city's festival in his dubious honor.

"The Death of Aiguillon" finds Aliette de Bodard exploring an episode sixty years prior to the start of her latest novel, The House of Shattered Wings, in which the survivors of an ongoing magical conflict in Paris eke out a grim existence, and one woman's wish for a better life is granted at a terrible price.

And in "One Hundred Ablutions," Jacqueline Carey, author of the much-beloved Kushiel's Legacy series, tells the tale of Dala—a young woman chosen by her people's overlords to be an exalted slave among slaves—and of the twining in her life of ritual, rebellion, and redemption.



Staked
The Iron Druid Chronicles 8
Del Rey, January 26, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 224 page

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Iron Druid Atticus O’Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne’s epic New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, has a point to make—and then drive into a vampire’s heart.

When a Druid has lived for two thousand years like Atticus, he’s bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers—led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus—have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It’s time to make a stand.

As always, Atticus wouldn’t mind a little backup. But his allies have problems of their own. Ornery archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee bit of troll trouble: Turns out when you stiff a troll, it’s not water under the bridge. Meanwhile, Granuaile is desperate to free herself of the Norse god Loki’s mark and elude his powers of divination—a quest that will bring her face-to-face with several Slavic nightmares.

As Atticus globetrots to stop his nemesis Theophilus, the journey leads to Rome. What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City? But poetic justice won’t come without a price: In order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend.

The View From Monday... on Tuesday - August 25, 2015


Happy Tuesday! There is one debut out today - The Path of Anger (The Book and the Sword 1) by Antoine Rouad. From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians 6) by Dianne Duvall;

Wish Bound (Grimm Agency3) by J. C. Nelson;

and

That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda's One Hundredth Birthday Party: A Tor.Com Original by Tina Connolly.



The View From Monday... on Tuesday - August 25, 2015



August 24, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness Helen Young H&C



August 25, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Breakout Ann Aguirre SF - The Dred Chronicles 3
Yarrick: The Pyres of Armageddon David Annandale SF - Warhammer 40,000: Yarrick
Night's Surrender Amanda Ashley PNR - Children of the Night 7
Dream Paris Tony Ballantyne CF - Dream 2
Star Trek: Voyager: Atonement Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
Kushiel's Chosen (ri) Jacqueline Carey HistF - Kushiel's Legacy 2
The Bitterbynde Trilogy: The Ill-Made Mute, The Lady of the Sorrows, The Battle of Evernight (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 1-3
The Lady of the Sorrows (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 2
The Ill-Made Mute (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 1
The Battle of Evernight (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 3
Eros Element Cecilia Dominic SPR - Aether Psychics 1
Shadows Strike Dianne Duvall PNR - Immortal Guardians 6
Midnight's Master (ri) Cynthia Eden PNR - Midnight 3
The Islands of the Blessed (ri) Nancy Farmer F - The Sea of Trolls Trilogy 3
Nightwalker (e) Jacquelyn Frank PNR - Nightwalkers 7
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains Limited Edition: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds Neil Gaiman

Eddie Campbell (Illustrator)
F
Trial by Fire (tp2mm) Charles E. Gannon SF/SO - More... 2
Forces from Beyond Simon R. Green CF - Ghost Finders 6
My Highland Bride (e) Maeve Greyson TTR - Highland Hearts 2
A Fairy-tale Ending (e) Jack Heckel FairyT/FolkT/L&M - Charming Tales 1
Even Vampires Get the Blues Sandra Hill PNR - Deadly Angels 6
On the Hunt Alexandra Ivy
Rebecca Zanetti
Dianne Duvall
Hannah Jayne
PNR
A Ghostly Demise Tonya Kappes PM - Ghostly Southern Mystery 3
Parallel Fire (e) Deidre Knight PNR - Parallel 3.5
End Time Keith Korman SF/AP/PA
Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine James Lovegrove M
Darkest Misery Tracey Martin UF - Miss Misery 4
Black Tuesday Bob Mayer SF - Area 51: Time Patrol
Lies Ripped Open Steve McHugh UF - The Hellequin Chronicles 5
Succubus Heat (ri) Richelle Mead UF - Georgina Kincaid 4
Secondhand Souls Christopher Moore Hu/UF
Wish Bound J. C. Nelson UF - A Grimm Agency Novel 3
Guerilla Mel Odom SF - The Makaum War 2
Liar's Island Tim Pratt F - Pathfinder Tales
The Great Zoo of China (h2mm) Matthew Reilly Th/Sc
The Last Time I Saw Her Karen Robards PRS - Dr. Charlotte Stone 4
The Path of Anger (D) Antoine Rouaud F/Th - The Book and the Sword 1
Koko the Mighty Kieran Shea SF - Koko Martstellar 2
Wood Sprites (h2mm) Wen Spencer F - Elfhome 4
We Install: And Other Stories Harry Turtledove AH - Collection



August 26, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda's One Hundredth Birthday Party: A Tor.Com Original (e) Tina Connolly F



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


AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FairyT -Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
H&C - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
L&M - Legends and Myth
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2


This is the second in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge authors.What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 3  will cover more of the 2011 DAC authors.

See Part 1 here.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2


Please note that publication dates are subject to change and that The Qwillery uses U.S. publications dates. In addition, some cover images are not yet available.



Dianne Duvall

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Shadows Strike
Immortal Guardians 6
Zebra, August 25, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages








[no copy yet!]








Dani Harper 

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Storm Warned
Grim 3
Montlake Romance, March 31, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook,  352 pages

When Caris’s unearthly musical talent attracts the attention of the Wild Hunt, the Welsh farm girl is stolen away to serve as a faery grim, a herald of death. Two centuries later, she’s finally escaped back to the human world—and into the present-day life of a reclusive and heartbroken American musician.

Music was Liam’s whole life—until a crushing betrayal left him desperate to flee the public eye. Yet long-dormant passions awaken within him after a powerful storm strands a beautiful, strong-willed woman on his isolated farm. When a fae prince bent on ruling both human and faery realms threatens Caris’s life, Liam must decide if he can finally believe in love again, not just for her sake—but for the sake of two worlds.

From the bestselling author of Changeling Moon, this sweeping and passionate story of paranormal romance follows two souls from different centuries who lost everything…and found that only love can save them.





Sara Humphreys

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Dead in the City #
Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Vampires are nothing but trouble...
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good...
The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...





John Hornor Jacobs

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
The Conformity
The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy 3
Carolrhoda Lab, April 1, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 312 pages

The breathtaking conclusion to the acclaimed Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy

Mr. Quincrux is dead. Armistead Lucius Priest, founder of the Society of Extranaturals is now seated uneasily in his protégé's flesh, and though Priest's powers are not inconsiderable, the Conformity will not settle for the second-brightest flame in the etheric heights. It will confront Shreve.

But it will have to find him first. Under the protection of Mr. Negata, Jack, and the rest of the Irregulars, Shreve retreats to the wild to face his demons and prepare his mind for one more battle.





Darynda Jones

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Seventh Grave No Body
Charley Davidson 7
St. Martin's Press, May 5, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages
Previously released in Hardcover

Lead me not into temptation. Follow me instead! I know a shortcut!—T-shirt A day’s work is never done when you’re a part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, and Charley Davidson could really use a vacation. Yesterday. But first she has some family business to attend to: Her father has disappeared, and as Charley retraces his last steps, she begins to question everything she’s ever known about him…and, of course, herself. Add to that an ex-BFF who is stalking her, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and her drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attention of a local celebrity, and Charley is ready to call it quits. Except that she can’t, since she’s got the devil at her heels. So what’s everybody’s favorite grim reaper slash den mother supposed to do now? A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. With a wing and a prayer.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Eighth Grave After Dark
Charley Davidson 8
St. Martin's Press, May 19, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there,  Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley's been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

and the winners are....


Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett - Ended November 10, 2012 - Read the Interview here

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question: Who is one of your favorite superheroes?

Jen B. who said...

I love Ironman. He is a superhero because he is smart (and stupid rich). But, and although he is technically classified as a superhero, I have to go with Dr. Who. I think he is just the ultimate superhero. He's smart, a little crazy, he's devoted and he always comes up with a way to do as little damage as possible.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



Enslaved (Eternal Guardians 5) by Elisabeth Naughton - Ended November 9, 2012 - Read the Interview here. US/CANADA ONLY

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  Which Greek God, Goddess, Demi-God or Goddess would you like to meet?

Elizabeth H. who said...

I'd like to meet Persephone.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



Blood Riders by Michael P. Spradlin (3 copies) - Ended November 8, 2012 - Read the Interview here. US ONLY

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  What is one of your favorite Western or Horror novels, comics, TV shows, or movies?

Debby who said...

I love the Louis L'Amour westerns. They were great!


AilishsMom who said...

This was one of those books I just didn't want to put down, early morning at work be damned.
The closest things to Western that I love are the original Wild, Wild West and more recently, Firefly.


LadyVampire2u who said...

My favorite Western series was The Rifleman. Favorite movie was Cowboys VS Aliens. Congrats on this new release!



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



The Haunting of Maddy Clare and ARC of An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James - Ended November 7, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here. (Two winners each get one of the books.) US/CANADA ONLY

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012
ARC cover will be different.

Question: What is your favorite scary read? What do you recommend I pick up – immediately??

    Winner of The Haunting of Maddy Clare:

Tore who said...

I would suggest Stephen King's It or anything by Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber.


    Winner of the ARC of An Inquiry into Love and Death:

sherry fundin who said...

I don't have a favorite, but anything by King and Koontz is plenty scary for me. lol I follow the blog. Thanks for the giveaway.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



Savage Hunger (Jaguar 1) by Terry Spear - Ended November 5, 2012 - Read the Interview here. US/CANADA ONLY

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  What would you do if you found a jungle cat who wasn’t all cat??

Denise Z who said...

In my fantasy world, I would slowly approach, hold out my hand in peace and scratch behind the ears or under the chin. Should this be successful and I retain all my fingers, I would check for fleas and then invite him in our of the cold for a nice side of venison or bowl of mild LOL Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us to day and for the imagination fun.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



Alchemystic (The Spellmason Chronicles 1) by Anton Strout - Ended November 2, 2012 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  A Spellmason can work magic on stone. On what would you like to work magic?

Natalia J who said...

i would love to be able to work on paper. So what ever I write or draw it happens.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



Choice of The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis 1) or The Shattered Dark (McKenzie Lewis 2) by Sandy Williams - Ended October 31, 2012 - Read the character Interview here.

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  Which character from novels, comics, movies, orTV shows do you find infuriating?

Texas Book Lover who said...

Bill from the True Blood show and books is one of the most infuriating characters I can think of. The books and shows have really digressed lately. I will tough out the last book but if Sookie ends up with Bill I will probably want to tear the book to pieces and for me that is totally sacrilegious.

I have to agree that Lori from The Walking Dead is really bad too. I'm kinda hoping the baby is a zombie and kills her during childbirth and I am normally not a mean or morbid person. Just love the show but am tired of her.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



A print copy of Crooked Fang by Carrie Clevenger and a beautiful Sasha Bracelet from Synde at Cemetery Cat Designs - Ended October 28, 2012 - Read the Interview here. US ONLY

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012
Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  Xan Marcelles is a bass player. What profession would you like to see a vampire in?

JC Jones who said...

I would like to see a vampire as a money manager. They could control the world that way. I am a GFC follower.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



Lady X's Cowboy by Zoë Archer (digital copy) - Ended October 26, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  What’s your favorite kind of boot? What sort of boot do you want your heroes to wear?

Sheree who said...

I just want comfortable boots. I have fancier ones with stiletto heels but those hurt after a while and even my sturdier ones really aren't made for walking in (maybe they'd be okay for riding in).

As for heroes, anything they can walk in, I suppose. Nothing too fancy but functionality is a must - kind of how I like my men. ;)



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



The Witch of Babylon (The Mesopotamina Trilogy 1) by D.J. McIntosh - Ended October 24, 2012 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question:  Do you believe that myths have some truth to them?

Martha Lawson who said...

Absolutely, I think myths are based on truth! Thanks for the chance.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



Winner's Choice on an Immortal Guardians Novel plus swag - Ended October 23, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012

Question: Do you enjoy a little humor in a Paranormal Romance novel?

Annwitch who said...

Everyone loves it when someone has a good sense of humor. In a romance I think it is imperative.



Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012



The winners have been notified and have until 11:59 US Eastern Time on Sunday, November 18, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Guest Blog by Dianne Duvall - A Little Light With the Dark - and Giveaway - October 16, 2012

Please welcome Dianne Duvall to The Qwillery as part of the Phantom Shadows Official Blog Tour!




A Little Light With the Dark

“Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” This famous quote has been credited to a number of different actors, including Peter O’Toole. I can’t remember what famous actor I personally heard say the words, but they’ve stuck with me over the years. The actor was discussing the difference between playing dramatic roles and comedic roles. Comedy, he explained, was harder because everyone has a different sense of humor. What makes one person guffaw may not even draw a chuckle from another, so it’s difficult to create something that will make a majority of viewers laugh.

I believe the same holds true for writing. I’ve read things in the past that I knew were supposed to be funny, but felt no temptation to laugh myself and read other things that cracked me up, yet suspected some readers may not find it amusing in the least. Laughter has always been a part of my life. I was raised in a family that teased each other mercilessly. My husband and I are always making each other laugh. So, some of that humor unconsciously crept into my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance novels.

I wasn’t sure how that would be received and, with each release, have waited patiently for readers’ responses. Much to my surprise and pleasure, one of the comments readers have made is that they are enjoying the humor in the series. Some even mentioned drawing odd looks when they laughed out loud while reading one of the Immortal Guardians books in public. I love making people laugh, so it is such a thrill to know my immortals are sparking some chuckles and giggles.

While my latest release PHANTOM SHADOWS, like the previous books in my series, has its fair share of dark moments, it, too, has a little humor. The Immortal Guardians are like one big family and treat each other like brothers and sisters. Their Seconds and other members of the human network that aids them are considered family as well. And, like many families, they often tease and razz each other . . . whenever they aren’t hunting psychotic vampires.

I hope you’ll join in their fun!

Oh, and I just found out that PHANTOM SHADOWS made the USA Today Bestseller List! I was so happy I had to share the news! :-)




The Immortal Guardians

Phantom Shadows
Immortal Guardians 3
Zebra, October 2, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire. . .

Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different – and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question – he can't put her in danger. But she isn't asking him . . .






Night Reigns
Immortal Guardians 2
Zebra, December 6, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook 320 pages

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?



Darkness Dawns
Immortal Guardians 1
Zebra, February 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

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…






About Dianne

Dianne Duvall is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel DARKNESS DAWNS was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. NIGHT REIGNS, the second book, was declared an "utterly addictive" Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. And PHANTOM SHADOWS, the third book in the series, was deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews. In addition to being a writer and an avid reader, Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't burying her nose in a book or weaving stories of her own, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.



Dianne's Website : Blog : Facebook : Twitter : Youtube : Goodreads : Pinterest




The Giveaway/Contest

Thank you so much for joining me here at The Qwillery. To celebrate the release of PHANTOM SHADOWS, I’m giving away a signed copy of the winner’s choice of one of the first three Immortal Guardians books + swag.

THE RULES FOR THE QWILLERY GIVEAWAY

What:  One commenter will win a signed copy of the winner’s choice of one of the first three Immortal Guardians books + swag From Dianne.

How:   Answer the following question: 

Do you enjoy a little humor in a Paranormal Romance novel?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

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

Please leave links for Facebook or Twitter mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*



Kindle Contest**

And don’t miss my big kindle contest! In addition to the giveaway here at The Qwillery, I am giving away THREE Kindles (or Kindle Gift Cards if you already have one) to celebrate the release of PHANTOM SHADOWS. See my website for details (or just click on the image below).





** The Qwillery is not affiliated with Dianne's Kindle giveaway and is providing this for informational purposes only. Please follow Dianne's rules to enter to win 1 of 3 Kindles.

The View From Monday - October 15, 2012


The View From Monday - October 15, 2012


Happy Monday after New York Comic Con. I can't say this enough - if you have a chance to even spend a day at New York Comic Con you should!  The next NYCC will be held from October 10 - 13, 2013. I have a couple more posts about NYCC 2012 upcoming.

This week at The Qwillery there are Guest Blogs by or Interviews with John Park (Janus), Dianne Duvall (Immortal Guardians Series), D.J. McIntosh (The Witch of Babylon), Rob DeBorde (Portlandtown) and Zoë Archer (The Ether Chronicles).

On Saturday, the initial line up for and information about the 2013 Debut Author Challenge will be announced. In addition voting in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for October will commence.


There are quiet a few books out this week.  You may find a printable PDF shopping list of this week's releases by clicking HERE.


October 15, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
The Abolition of Species Dietmar Dath SF
Sole Possession (e) Bryn Donovan PNR
Motherless Child Glen Hirshberg H
Hidden Salem Kiki Howell H
Vampyric Variations Nancy Kilpatrick F/PN - Short Stories


October 16, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Wild Girls (D) Mary Stewart Atwell F/Su
Bowl of Heaven Gregory Benford
Larry Niven
SF
Only Superhuman (D) Christopher L. Bennett SF
100 Years of Vicissitude Andrez Bergen F
The Twelve Justin Cronin F/PA - Passage Trilogy 2
Blood and Other Cravings (h2tp) Ellen Datlow H - Anthology
Portlandtown (D) Rob DeBorde DF - Tale of the Oregon Wyldes 1
Angel's Ink Jocelynn Drake UF - Asylum Tales 1
Belka, Why Don't You Bark? Hideo Furukawa SF
People of the Black Sun: A People of the Longhouse Novel W. Michael Gear F - North America's Forgotten Past 20
The Witch's Initiation Elle James PNR
The Road to Woodbury Robert Kirkman
Jay Bonansinga
H - Walking Dead
Strangers in the Land Stant Litore H - Zombie Bible 3
Windhaven (ri) George R.R. Martin
Lisa Tuttle
F
Tangled Web Crista McHugh FR - Diezian Empire 1
The Witch of Babylon (D US) D.J. McIntosh Th/Su - Mesopotamian Trilogy 1
Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism: A Novella Mike Mignola
Christopher Golden
H
Heroics Brian Moll (ed) Superheroes
Sharp and Dangerous Virtues Martha Moody Ap/Th
The Rook (h2tp) Daniel O'Malley Su/Th
Kissed by a Vampire Caridad Pineiro PNR
Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman Robert Shearman DF - Collection
Crown of Destiny (ri) Bertrice Small FR - World of Hetar 6
Harvest Home (Illustrated) Thomas Tryon H


October 20, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
The Neighborhood Goncalo M. Tavares F


October 21, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
Over a Torrent Sea Christopher L. Bennett SF - Star Trek: Titan 5
Kobayashi Maru Michael A. Martin SF- Star Trek: Enterprise
Summon the Thunder Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: Vanguard 2


D - Debut
e - eBook
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reprint or Reissue

Ap - Apocalyptic
DF - Dark Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
H - Horror
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

The View From Monday - July 9, 2018Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC AuthorsThe View From Monday - September 18, 2017What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 10What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3The View From Monday... on Tuesday - August 25, 2015What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2Winners x 14 - November 11, 2012Guest Blog by Dianne Duvall - A Little Light With the Dark - and Giveaway - October 16, 2012The View From Monday - October 15, 2012

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