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The View From Monday - February 3, 2020


Happy 1st Monday in February. This month is chock full of debuts - 18 in total with 7 debuts this week!

The 7 debuts are:

Gravity's Heir by Sara Bond;

The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons;

Witness X by S E Moorhead;

The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray;

The Town by Shaun Prescott;

The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson;

and

Mazes of Power by Juliette Wade.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Initiate by James L. Cambias;

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey;

A Blight of Blackwings (Seven Kennings 2) by Kevin Hearne;

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd;

The Puzzler's War (Tarakan Chronicles 2) by Eyal Kless;

Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift is reissued with a new cover;

and

The Firmament of Flame (The Universe After 3) by Drew Williams.

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



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

February 4, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Out of the Attic V.C. Andrews Sagas - Dollanganger 10
Thieves' World Collection Volume One: Thieves' World, Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, and Shadows of Sanctuary (e) Robert Lynn Aspirin (Ed)
Lynn Abbey (Ed)
F - Thieves' World®
Thieves' World© Collection Volume Two: Storm Season, The Face of Chaos, and Wings of Omen (e) Robert Lynn Aspirin (Ed)
Lynn Abbey (Editor)
F - Thieves' World®
Thieves' World (e) Joe Haldeman
John Brunner
F - Thieves' World® 1
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (e) Robert Lynn Aspirin (Ed)
Lynn Abbey (Ed)
F - Thieves' World® 2
Shadows of Sanctuary (e) Robert Lynn Aspirin (Ed)
Lynn Abbey (Ed)
F - Thieves' World® 3
Storm Season (e) Robert Lynn Aspirin (Ed)
Lynn Abbey (Ed)
F - Thieves' World® 4
The Face of Chaos (e) Robert Lynn Aspirin (Ed)
Lynn Abbey (Ed)
F - Thieves' World® 5
Wings of Omen (e) Robert Lynn Aspirin (Ed)
Lynn Abbey (Ed)
F - Thieves' World® 6
The Scent Keeper (h2tp) Erica Bauermeister CW
The Regrets (D) Amy Bonnaffons LF
Straight Outta Dodge City David Boop (Ed) F/WW/H - Anthology
Cry of the Raven Morgan L Busse F - The Ravenwood Saga 3
The Initiate James L. Cambias F
Reticence (h2tp) Gail Carriger F/Gaslamp - Custard Protocol 4
Space Marine Conquests: Fist of the Imperium Andy Clark F - Warhammer 40,000
Burn Cycle (e) Joel Dane SF - Cry Pilot 2
Our War (h2tp) Craig DiLouie Dys
The Deepest Blue (h2tp) Sarah Beth Durst F - Tales of Renthia
Death Knell Hailey Edwards UF - Foundling 3
Slaves to Darkness John French SF/SO - Horus Heresy
Upright Women Wanted Sarah Gailey SF
A Conjuring of Assassins Cate Glass F - Chimera 2
Moonbreaker (h2tp) Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 11
Murder in the Dark (h2tp) Simon R. Green PM - Ishmael Jones Mystery 6
Wolfsbane Guy Haley SF/SE - Horus Heresy 49
Prisoner of Midnight (h2tp) Barbara Hambly UF - A James Asher Vampire Novel 8
A Blight of Blackwings Kevin Hearne F - Seven Kennings 2
The Resisters Gish Jen Dys
Things in Jars Jess Kidd LF
The Puzzler's War Eyal Kless SF/HSF - Tarakan Chronicles 2
Breaking Silence Mercedes Lackey
Cody Martin
CF - Serrated Edge 10
Firefly - Big Damn Hero (h2tp) James Lovegrove
Nancy Holder
MTI/SF
China Mountain Zhang Maureen F. McHugh SF/CyP
The Gnome Stories Ander Monson SS
The Last Day (D) Andrew Hunter Murray SF/AP/PA
The Legacy of Heorot (ri) Larry Niven
Jerry Pournelle
Steven Barnes
SF - Heorot 1
The Freedom Artist Ben Okri LF/Dys
The Town (D) Shaun Prescott LF
Bone Silence (e) Alastair Reynolds SF - Revenger Universe 3
Zombie Army: Fortress of the Dead Chris Roberson MTI
The Baudelaire Fractal (D) Lisa Robertson LF
Three Californias: The Wild Shore, The Gold Coast, and Pacific Edge Kim Stanley Robinson SF/AP/PA - Three Californias Trilogy
Jeweled Fire (h2tp) Sharon Shinn F - An Elemental Blessings Novel 3
Bloodshot - The Official Movie Novelization Gavin G. Smith MTI
The Inhabited Island Arkady Strugatsky
Boris Strugatsky
Andrew Bromfeld (Tr)
SF
Paris Adrift (ri) E.J. Swift SF
A Heart of Blood and Ashes Milla Vane FR - A Gathering of Dragons 1
Mazes of Power (D) Juliette Wade SF - The Broken Trust 1
Lent: A Novel of Many Returns (h2tp) Jo Walton HistF
The Infernal Battalion (h2tp) Django Wexler F - The Shadow Campaigns 5
The Guns of Empire (h2tp) Django Wexler F - The Shadow Campaigns 4
The Firmament of Flame Drew Williams SF/SOThe Universe After 3
Valdor: Birth of the Imperium Chris Wraight SF/SO - The Horus Heresy
Heroes of the Empire Chris Wraight F - Warhammer Chronicles
Vaults of Terra: The Hollow Mountain Chris Wraight SF - Warhammer 40,000
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau Michael Zapata Fiction/Hispanic and Latino



February 6, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gravity's Heir (D) Sara Bond SF
Witness X (D) SE Moorhead 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
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyperpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FR- Fantasy Romance
GothicM - Gothic Mystery
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western
WW - Weird Western

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

The View From Monday - February 5, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in February!

There are 4 debuts this week:

Semiosis by Sue Burke;

Moonshine by Jasmine Gower;

Mission to Methone by Les Johnson (Solo Debut);

and

The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves 1) by Maria Vale.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Of Gods and Men by Stephen Aryan

The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger (Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 2) bu Lucy Banks;

With Blood Upon the Sand (Song of Shattered Sands 2) by Bradley P. Beaulieu is out in Trade Paperback;

Outer Earth (Outer Earth Omnibus) by Rob Boffard;

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett is out in Trade Paperback;

Crossroads of Canopy (A Titan's Forest Novel 1) by Thoraiya Dyer is out in Trade Paperback;

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts 2) by Vic James;

The Gone World by Thomas Sweterlitsch;

Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift;

and

Blood Binds the Pack (Hunger Makes the Wolf 2) by Alex Wells.

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



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

February 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Saint: A Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts 
Elisha Daemon E.C. Ambrose F/DF - Dark Apostle 5
The Complete Psychotechnic League, Vol. 2 Poul Anderson SF
Of Gods and Men (e) Stephen Aryan F
Enchanter Redeemed Sharon Ashwood PNR
The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger Lucy Banks GH - Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 2
With Blood Upon the Sand (h2tp) Bradley P. Beaulieu F - Song of Shattered Sands 2
Etched in Bone (h2mm) Anne Bishop F/DF - A Novel of the Others 5
Outer Earth Rob Boffard SF
Fata Morgana (h2tp) Steven R. Boyett
Ken Mitchroney
Hist
Semiosis (D) Sue Burke SF/AC
Lucidity (h2tp) David Carnoy Th
The Space Between the Stars (h2tp) Anne Corlett LF
Universal Harvester (h2tp) John Darnielle LF
Crossroads of Canopy (h2tp) Thoraiya Dyer F - Titan's Forest 1
1637: The Volga Rules Eric Flint
Paula Goodlett
Gorg Huff
SF - Ring of Fire 25
Tallarn John French SF - The Horus Heresy 45
Moonshine Jasmine Gower F/Gaslamp
How to Stop Time Matt Haig Hist
Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Kathryn Harkup Sc/Hist
Wicked Attraction (e) Megan Hart SFR - The Protector 2
A Choice of Crowns Barb Hendee F/P
Captivated by the She-Wolf Kristal Hollis PNR
Tarnished City Vic James CF - Dark Gifts 2
Mission to Methone (D - Solo) Les Johnson SF
Into the Void Joshua A. Johnston SF - The Chronicles of Sarco 2
Aliens Abroad Gini Koch SF - Katherine "Kitty" Katt / Aliens16
That Killer Smile Juliet Lyons PNR - Bite Nights 3
The Faultless Blade Ian St. Martin SF - Lucius the Eternal 1
Into the Fire Elizabeth Moon F - Vatta's Peace 2
Time Shadows Deborah D. Moore F
Grave (h2mm) Michelle Sagara UF - Queen of the Dead 3
Child of a Mad God R. A. Salvatore F - The Coven 1
Lincoln in the Bardo (h2tp) George Saunders LF
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America (e) Robert Silverberg SF - Anthology
The Bastard Legion Gavin G. Smith SF/SO - The Bastard Legion 1
The Year of Our War Steph Swainston F - Castle 1
No Present Like Time Steph Swainston F - Castle 2
The Gone World Tom Sweterlitsch SF/AP/PA
Paris Adrift E.J. Swift SF
Bringers of Hell Travis S. Taylor SF - Tau Ceti Agenda 6
Jagannath Karin Tidbeck LF - Collection
The Last Wolf (D) Maria Vale PNR - The Legend of All Wolves 1
Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: Discovery
Blood Binds the Pack Alex Wells SF - Hunger Makes the Wolf 2


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.

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.

Note: eBook links will be added when available.


Adam Christopher (2011)

I Only Killed Him Once
Ray Electromatic Mystery 3
Tor Books, July 10, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 256 pages

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"Robot noir in 60s Los Angeles? You had me at 'Hello.'"—John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling novelist

Another Hollywood night, another job for electric-detective-turned-robotic-hitman Raymond Electromatic. The target is a tall man in a black hat, and while Ray completes his mission successfully, he makes a startling discovery—one he soon forgets when his 24-hour memory tape loops to the end and is replaced with a fresh reel…

Time is running out for Ray and Ada, and if Ray and Ada want to survive their enemies, they need to do exactly what the man in the black hat says. A man that Raymond Electromatic has already killed.


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Ray Electromatic Mystery 1
Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Ray Electromatic Mystery 2





Kameron Hurley (2011)

Apocalypse Nyx
Tachyon Publications,  July 17, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 288 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Move over Mad Max—here comes Nyx.

Ex-government assassin turned bounty-hunter, Nyx, is good at solving other people’s problems. Her favorite problem-solving solution is punching people in the face. Then maybe chopping off some heads. Hey—it’s a living.

Her disreputable reputation has been well earned. To Nyx’s mind, it’s also justified. After all, she’s trying to navigate an apocalyptic world full of giant bugs, contaminated deserts, scheming magicians, and a centuries-long war that’s consuming her future. Managing her ragtag squad of misfits has required a lot of morally-gray choices.

Every new job is another day alive. Every new mission is another step toward changing a hellish future—but only if she can survive.





E.J. Swift (2012)

Paris Adrift
Solaris, February 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
The Time Machine meets Midnight In Paris

Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie packs up her life in England and heads to Paris. She falls in with the eclectic expat community as a bartender at the notorious Millie’s, located next to the Moulin Rouge. Here she meets Gabriela, a bartender who guides her through this strange nocturnal world, and begins to find a new family. But Millie’s is not all that it seems: a bird warns Hallie to get her feathers in order, a mysterious woman shows up claiming to be a chronometrist, and Gabriela is inexplicably unable to leave Paris. Then Hallie discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Over the next nine months, irate customers will be the least of her concerns, as she navigates time-faring through the city’s turbulent past and future, falling in love, and coming to terms with her own precarious sense of self.

Cataveiro and Tamaruq by E. J. Swift


Cataveiro and Tamaruq, books 2 and 3 of The Osiris Project trilogy, by E. J. Swift are available in the US!

Osiris (book 1) was published by Night Shade Books in 2012. Cataveiro and Tamaruq are available as eBooks and are published by the Jabberwocky Literary Agency. The beautiful covers of the two new novels are by Ben Baldwin.



Cataveiro
The Osiris Project 2
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, March 29, 2015
eBook, 369 pages

Cataveiro and Tamaruq by E. J. Swift
A shipwreck. And one lone survivor.

For political exile Taeo Ybanez, this could be his ticket home. Relations between the Antarcticans and the Patagonians are worse than ever, and to be caught on the wrong side could prove deadly.

For pilot and cartographer Ramona Callejas, the presence of the mysterious stranger is one more thing in the way of her saving her mother from a deadly disease.

All roads lead to Cataveiro, the city of fate and fortune, where their destinies will become intertwined and their futures cemented for ever...



Tamaruq
The Osiris Project 3
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, March 29, 2015
eBook, 384 pages

Cataveiro and Tamaruq by E. J. Swift
Fleeing from her family and the elitist oppression of the Osiris government, Adelaide Rechnov has become the thing she once feared, a revolutionary.

But with the discovery of a radio signal comes the stark realization that there is life outside their small island existence. Adelaide’s worries are about to become much bigger.

Meanwhile, as rumour spreads on the mainland, many head to the lost city of Osiris with their own devious objectives. But in a world where war is king and only the most powerful survive, there can only be one victor…

The thrilling, epic finale to The Osiris Project.




And the novel that started The Osiris Project:

Osiris
The Osiris Project 1
Night Shade Books, August 13, 2013
Trade Paperback, 400 pagesPublished in Hardcover and eBook, June 5, 2012

Cataveiro and Tamaruq by E. J. Swift
Nobody leaves Osiris. Osiris is a lost city.

She has lost the world and the world has lost her…

Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the land since the Great Storm fifty years ago. Most believe that Osiris is the last city on Earth, while others cling to the idea that life still survives somewhere beyond the merciless seas. But for all its inhabitants, Citizens and refugees alike, Osiris is the entire world–and it is a world divided.

Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city’s Architect. A jaded socialite and family miscreant, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives–until her troubled twin brother disappears mysteriously. Convinced that he is still alive, she will stop at nothing to find him, even if it means uncovering long-buried secrets.

Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee quarantined with thousands of others in the city’s impoverished western sector, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation while the elite of Osiris ignore their plight. Determined to change things, he hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms–but who is using whom?

As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people, each with their own agendas, will attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.

Osiris is the beginning of an ambitious new science fiction trilogy exploring a near-future world radically transformed by rising seas and melting poles.




If you prefer matching print copies you may order them from Book Depository. These editions are published by Del Rey (UK):

Cataveiro and Tamaruq by E. J. Swift

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5


This is the fifth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) authors and their upcoming books for 2014. This update covers some of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge authors. Look for Part 6, covering 2013 DAC authors, on The Qwillery later this week.



Part 1 is here - 2011 DAC Authors.
Part 2 is here - 2011 DAC Authors.
Part 3 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.
Part 4 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5




Douglas Nicholas

The Wicked
Something Red 2
Atria / Emily Bestler Books, March 25, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5
The mesmerizing and highly anticipated sequel to Something Red transports readers to the harsh and enchanting world of thirteenth-century England, where a group of unlikely heroes battles an ancient evil.

In the critically acclaimed historical fantasy Something Red, the young warrior Hob, his mentor Jack, the mystical Irish queen Molly, and her powerful granddaughter Nemain travelled far and wide, battling shapeshifters, sorceresses, warrior monks, and otherworldly knights. Now, a new type of evil has come to reside in a castle by the chilly waters of the North Sea. Men disappear and are found as horribly wizened corpses. Warriors ride out and return under a terrible spell. Only Molly, with her healing powers, can save the people from a malevolent nobleman and his beautiful, wicked wife. As all are drawn into battle, the young Hob and his adopted family must vanquish the dark powers before they themselves are defeated.

An unforgettable blend of fantasy, mythology, and horror, The Wicked is just as chilling, beautifully written, and historically rich as Something Red, drawing readers into a world both magical and haunting—where nothing is ever as it seems.




Cecy Robson

Cursed by Destiny
Weird Girls 3
Signet, January 7, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…

Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)

In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her.

And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric…




Simone St. James

Silence for the Dead
NAL, April 1, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5
“Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow....”

In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it?

Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman… or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.




Jeff Salyards

Veil of the Deserters
Bloodsounder's Arc 2
Night Shade Books, June 3, 2014
Hardcover, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5
Braylar is still poisoned by the memories of those slain by his unholy flail Bloodsounder, and attempts to counter this sickness have proven ineffectual. The Syldoonian Emperor, Cynead, has solidified his power in unprecedented ways, and Braylar and company are recalled to the capital to swear fealty. Braylar must decide if he can trust his sister, Soffjian, with the secret that is killing him. She has powerful memory magics that might be able to save him from Bloodsounder’s effects, but she has political allegiances that are not his own. Arki and others in the company try to get Soffjian and Braylar to trust one another, but politics in the capital prove to be complicated and dangerous. Deposed emperor Thumarr plots to remove the repressive Cynead, and Braylar and Soffjian are at the heart of his plans. The distance between “favored shadow agent of the emperor” and “exiled traitor” is unsurprisingly small. But it is filled with blind twists and unexpected turns. Before the journey is over, Arki will chronicle the true intentions of Emperor Cynead and Soffjian.





Elisabeth Staab

Hunter by Night
Chronicles of Yavn 3
Sourcebooks Casablanca,  June 3, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5
A supernatural war is about to ignite a scorching hot romance

Lee protects his vampire race, and hates humans as much as the enemies he kills. Just as he’s assessing new recruits to join the vampire king’s army, all hell breaks loose. The estate’s security system fails, evil is heading their way, and human-hating Lee is stuck protecting Alexia, the queen’s human best friend. But as dangerous obstacles force Alexia and Lee closer, an undeniable attraction is revealed, and the two must find a way to compromise.













One Week
HaleStorm 1
January 2014
eBook, 135 pages

HE HAS A LEGACY TO SAVE…

Michael Hale’s company is in jeopardy. In the wake of his father’s death and his transition to CEO, projects are circling the drain and that could cost him everything. Come to find out, the consultant hired to fix things is the “one who got away” many years ago. This time he’s playing for keeps, and he intends to win.

SHE SHOULD NEVER SAY NEVER…

Elise Jackson swore she wouldn’t come near Michael Hale again. He sucker punched her professionally, and he broke her heart. Still, a job’s a job, and they can both be adults. But high emotion and late nights working lead to passion neither of them can deny.

They have one week. Can the two of them pull Michael’s company out of the fire and heal their old wounds?



E.J. Swift

Cataveiro
The Osiris Project 2
Night Shade Books, July 1, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5
A boat is shipwrecked on Patagonian shores, and rumors abound that it has come from ‘the lost city’ Osiris, believed to have been destroyed over 50 years ago. The implications are wide-reaching and acutely political, for in the eyes of the world Osiris is only a collection of fables.

Pilot and cartographer Ramona, recently returned to the island of Tierra del Fuego, has a broken plane, and the only person who can fix it for her is the Antarctican, Taeo, a political exile desperate to find a way back home.

Glimpsing an opportunity for redemption, Taeo discovers there is one survivor of the shipwreck: the sole proof that Osiris exists. He and Ramona find themselves caught up in a perilous conflict of interests over the secret of the sea city, a secret which will have severe repercussions on their lives, their homes, and their loved ones.





The View From Monday - August 12, 2013


Happy Monday! August seems to be moving along at steady clip. I'm not getting in as much reading or writing as I'd like as I get my not so small humans ready for school. My youngest keeps growing so it's new clothes/shoes almost constantly. I've asked him to stop, but he says he can't. Kids!

I've started looking at September releases and my preliminary list has over 300 books/eBooks! The actual number should be lower as I confirm publication dates.

You may find a printable PDF of this week's genre releases here.



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There is one debut this week: The Daedalus Incident by Michael J. Martinez. Michael just announced that this in now Book 1 of the Daedalus series as he has signed for 2 more books: The Enceladus Crisis (Daedalus 2) will be out in Spring 2014 with a third novel to follow in late 2014.

Elliott James has an eNovella out this week: Charmed I'm Sure.  His debut Charmed (Pax Arcana 1) will be out in September.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Ironskin by Tina Connolly is out in Trade Paperback;

Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans 3) by Suzanne Johnson;

No Love for the Wicked (Magnolia Kelch 2) by Megan Powell;

A Clockwork Heart (Chronicles of Light and Shadow 2) by Liesel Schwarz

Osiris (The Osiris Project 1) by E.J. Swift is out in Trade Paperback.



August 12, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Midsummer Magick (e) Laura Navarre PHR - Magick Trilogy 2
Time Enough for Love (e) Morgan O'Neill TTR - Italian Time Travel 2
Her Ladyship's Curse (e) Lynn Viehl SP/AH - Disenchanted & Co. Part 1



August 13, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Skies of Gold Zoe Archer SPR -  The Ether Chronicles 5
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Laird Barron H/Weird - Short Stories
The Raven Jeremy Bishop H - Jane Harper Horror 2
Kingmaker Christian Cantrell SF
Dark Horizons J.T. Colgan SF - Doctor Who
Ironskin (h2tp) Tina Connolly F/SPR - Ironskin 1
Winds of Salem Melissa de la Cruz F - Beauchamp Family 3
The Eternal Flame (h2tp) Greg Egan SF - Orthogonal 2
Flesh (ri) Philip Jose Farmer SF
The Rise of Ransom City (h2tp) Felix Gilman F - Half-Made World 2
The Mark of Calth Laurie Goulding (ed) F - Horus Heresy Stories
Hunting with Gods M. K. Hume F - The Merlin Prophecy 3
The Broken Ones (h2tp) Stephen M. Irwin SuCrime
Elysian Fields Suzanne Johnson UF - Sentinels of New Orleans 3
The Daedalus Incident (D) Michael J Martinez SF/AH
The Steel Tsar (ri) Michael Moorcock SP - Nomad of the Time Streams 3
Blood of Tyrants Naomi Novik AH/F - Temeraire 8
The Constantine Affliction (h2tp) T. Aaron Payton SP
No Love for the Wicked Megan Powell F - Magnolia Kelch 2
The Last Kiss Goodbye Karen Robards UF - Dr. Charlotte Stone 2
A Clockwork Heart Liesel Schwarz SP/M - Chronicles of Light and Shadow 2
Assault on Sunrise Michael Shea Dys/Th - Extra Trilogy 2
Alien Hunter Whitley Strieber SF
Niceville (h2tp) Carsten Stroud H
Osiris (h2tp) E.J. Swift SF/Dys - Osiris Project 1
Prepare to Die! (h2tp) Paul Tobin F/Superhero



August 14, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure Kathryn Allan (ed) LC
Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages Steve Berman (ed) Z - Anthology



August 15, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who Paul Booth (ed) History and Criticism
Fan Phenomena: Batman Liam Burke (ed) History and Criticism
Fan Phenomena: Star Trek Bruce E. Drushel (ed) History and Criticism
Fan Phenomena: Star Trek Mika Elovaara (ed) History and Criticism
Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks Marisa C. Hayes (ed)
Franck Boulègue (ed)
History and Criticism
Charmed I'm Sure (e) Elliott James UF - Pax Arcana Prequel
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains Claude Lalumière (ed) Anthology
Doctor Who and Race Lindy Orthia (ed) LC
The Treasury of the Fantastic (h2tp) David Sandner (ed)
Jacob Weisman (ed)
Anthology
The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories (ri) Vandana Singh SF - Collection
Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jennifer K. Stuller (ed) History and Criticism



August 16, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Demon's Wife Rick Hautala H/R
William Gibson Gary Westfahl Biography/LC



e - eBook
D - Debut
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint


AH - Alternate History
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
LC - Literary Criticism
M - Mystery
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies


2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12


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


See Part 1 here.
See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 here.
See Part 4 here.
See Part 5 here.
See Part 6 here.
See Part 7 here.
See Part 8 here.
See Part 9 here.
See Part 10 here.
See Part 11 here.



Anne Lyle

The Prince of Lies
Night's Masque 3
Angry Robot Books, October 29, 2013 (US/Canada)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Elizabethan spy Mal Catlyn has everything he ever wanted – his twin brother Sandy restored to health, his family estate reclaimed and a son to inherit it – but his work is far from over. The renegade skraylings, the guisers, are still plotting – their leader, Jathekkil, has reincarnated as the young Prince Henry Tudor. But while he is still young, Mal has a slim chance of eliminating his enemies whilst they are at their weakest.

With Sandy’s help, Mal learns to harness his own magic in the fight against the guisers, but it may be too late to save England. Schemes set in motion decades ago are at last coming to fruition, and the barrier between the dreamlands and the waking world is wearing thin…

File Under: Fantasy [ Princes in the Tower | Revenger's Tragedy | Much Ado | Boys Will Be Boys ]




Megan Powell

No Love for the Wicked
Magnolia Kelch 2
47North, August 13, 2013
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 268 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
It’s taken six months, but supernaturally gifted Magnolia Kelch finally seems to have her surging powers under control. Then she arrives home to find a group of strangers in her beloved farmhouse, and that control is immediately put to the test. Magnolia quickly learns that her “guests” are actually part of the Network—not from the task force headed by her mentor, Thirteen, but a second group, led by British agent Colin St. Pierre.

Unfortunately, Theo, a Network agent who shares an intimate connection with Magnolia, doesn’t trust Colin as a new commander. When team missions collide, Magnolia finds herself in the middle of Network infighting, asking herself who among those closest to her truly has her best interests at heart.

But an even greater threat lies on the horizon. Intent on tracking down the source of Magnolia’s powers, a familiar enemy resurfaces with a plan—one that is far more sinister than the Network has ever seen.




Cecy Robson

A Cursed Moon
A Weird Girls eNovella
Signet, December 3, 2013
eNovella

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…

Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia Wird to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…

Includes a preview of the upcoming Weird Girls novel Cursed by Destiny!



Cursed by Destiny
Weird Girls 3
Signet, January 7, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…

Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)

In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her.

And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric…




Simone St. James

Silence for the Dead
NAL Trade, April 1, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
“Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow....”

In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it?

Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman… or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.





Joan Swan

Shatter
Phoenix Rising 4
Kensington Brava, December 31, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
For seven years, Halina Beloi has been in hiding. But she's never forgotten Mitch Foster, the long, lean man she had to leave behind. Until, that is, Mitch shows up with a list of questions and a 9mm in his hand.

All Mitch knows is that Halina broke his heart and disappeared. But new information has surfaced implicating her as a player in the deadliest game of Mitch's life. This time, he's not letting go without answers. Now terror, danger and heat will fuse them together or shatter the future. . .




David Tallerman

Prince Thief
Tales of Easie Damasco 3
Angry Robot, September 24, 2013 (US/Canada) and eBook
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Altapasaeda, capital of the Castoval, is under siege by its own King.

Far to the north, rebels have set a bastard prince up as a figurehead.

Yet again, Easie Damasco finds himself roped into a desperate scheme to preserve the Castoval, And kidnapping the Prince seemed like such a good idea at the time…




Michael R. Underwood

Celebromancy
Ree Reyes 2
Pocket Star, July 15, 2013
eBook, 400 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy. Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is.

Things are looking up for urban fantasista Ree Reyes. She’s using her love of pop culture to fight monsters and protect her hometown as a Geekomancer, and now a real-live production company is shooting her television pilot script.

But nothing is easy in show business. When an invisible figure attacks the leading lady of the show, former child-star-turned-current-hot-mess Jane Konrad, Ree begins a school-of-hard-knocks education in the power of Celebromancy.

Attempting to help Jane Geekomancy-style with Jedi mind tricks and X-Men infiltration techniques, Ree learns more about movie magic than she ever intended. She also learns that real life has the craziest plots: not only must she lift a Hollywood-strength curse, but she needs to save her pilot, negotiate a bizarre love rhombus, and fight monsters straight out of the silver screen. All this without anyone getting killed or, worse, banished to the D-List.





On The Qwillery's radar:

Shanghai Sparrow by Gaie Sebold out in April 2014

and

Cateveiro (The Osiris Project 2) by E.J. Swift out later this year.


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

It's time for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for COVER OF THE YEAR!




As part of this year's Debut Author Challenge I thought it would be fun for you to choose a favorite cover from each month's debut novels. Now the 12 monthly winners are pitted against each other for you to choose the 2012 Debut Novel Cover of the Year.

Voting will be open for 2 weeks instead of the usual 7 days.







January

Cover artist - Michael Komarck





February

Cover created by Amazing15





March

Cover created by Amazing15





April

Cover created by Joey Hi-Fi





May

Cover created by Aleta Rafton





June

Cover created by Sparth





July







August

Cover design - James Iacobelli.





September

Cover art - David Palumbo





October

Cover art - Chris McGrath





November






December










Guest Blog by E. J. Swift - Opportunities and challenges in writing about climate change

Please welcome E .J. Swift to The Qwillery as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blogs. Osiris (Book One of the Osiris Project) was published on June 5, 2012 by Night Shade Books. You may read The Qwillery's interview with E. J. Swift here.


Guest Blog by E. J. Swift - Opportunities and challenges in writing about climate change


Opportunities and challenges in writing about climate change

In an interview back in June, I mentioned the challenges of using climate change as a backdrop to my novel Osiris, and The Qwillery has kindly asked me back to talk a bit more about it. I made a decision quite early on that Osiris would be set in a world drastically altered by climate change – I could have gone down the fantasy line with it, but I chose this route, partly because the changes happening to our planet are something I feel very strongly about, and partly because I like the scope the subject gives me as a writer of fiction.

It’s important to me to create a plausible world as far as possible, but plausibility is always going to be limited to what is known at the time of writing. Although there’s a prevalence of information relating to climate change, both in terms of what is happening right now, and predictions for the future, new data is constantly coming to light, and predictions can conflict one another. A good example is the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow, based on the idea that a shift in the Gulf Stream could bring a new ice age to the northern hemisphere – a scenario which was also highlighted in Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth, but which in light of more recent information now seems unlikely.

As a novelist, the possible scenarios certainly allow plenty of room to play. I’ve always been drawn to bleak landscapes; but I’m also interested in the politics of a future where large parts of the world have become uninhabitable. What does that mean for countries and borders? Who survives and who is left behind? Geoengineering is a hot topic in environmental discussions – if we are unable to prevent change happening on such a vast scale, would there be attempts to reverse it? What would be the movements for and against those actions?

The challenge for me is to incorporate some of these questions and details into the backdrop of the novel without detracting from the narrative. With The Osiris Project trilogy, I’m working in a close third person point of view, and the closer the viewpoint, the more bound you are to the character’s inner world. The question then becomes what does that character have access to, and what can they discover from other people or events? In Osiris this had its limitations because the city has been cut off from the rest of the world: neither of the two principal characters could know what existed beyond the city’s towers. One technique which I always enjoy when I’m reading and like to incorporate in my own work is stories within stories. I love the theatricality of storytelling, and the question of its perspective and veracity. Another way of showing details is through the landscape influencing a character’s behaviour; in Osiris, I wanted the sea to creep into in all aspects of the characters’ lives, consciously and unconsciously.

These are all questions I continue to face whilst writing the next two installments of the trilogy. The world can offer a great deal to the story: it can inform the mindset of the characters and the decisions they make and the crises that they face. It can inform the wider politics of the society they are part of. But it needs to sit behind the story, influencing, but not overshadowing the actions of the characters.

Postscript

As a postscript, I wanted to link to an article published by Rolling Stone at the beginning of this month - if you’re interested, you can find the full article here: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719 , but it’s based around three statistics, which I think speak for themselves:

2 degrees – the widely accepted (at least politically) upper limit of global warming which can happen without climate change running complete riot
565 gigatons – the amount of carbon dioxide which can be released into the atmosphere without passing the 2 degree threshold
2795 gigatons – the amount of carbon dioxide we’re currently planning to burn, i.e. gas, coal and oil reserves of energy companies – the amount that is already in circulation in terms of financial commitments, investments and equity.

I think this could inspire some interesting scenarios for science fiction writers.




About Osiris

Osiris
Osiris Project 1
Night Shade Books, June 5, 2012
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

Guest Blog by E. J. Swift - Opportunities and challenges in writing about climate change
Nobody leaves Osiris. Osiris is a lost city. She has lost the world and world has lost her . . .

Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the land since the Great Storm fifty years ago. Most believe that Osiris is the last city on Earth, while others cling to the idea that life still survives somewhere beyond the merciless seas. But for all its inhabitants, Citizens and refugees alike, Osiris is the entire world--and it is a world divided.

Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city's Architect. A jaded socialite and family miscreant, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives--until her troubled twin brother disappears mysteriously. Convinced that he is still alive, she will stop at nothing to find him, even if it means uncovering long-buried secrets.

Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee quarantined with thousands of others in the city's impoverished western sector, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation while the elite of Osiris ignore their plight. Determined to change things, he hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms--but who is using who?

As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people, each with their own agendas, will attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.

Osiris is the beginning of an ambitious new science fiction trilogy exploring a near-future world radically transformed by rising seas and melting poles.



About E.J. Swift

Guest Blog by E. J. Swift - Opportunities and challenges in writing about climate change
E. J. Swift is an English writer of science fiction and fantasy. Her short fiction has been published in Interzone magazine. Her debut novel OSIRIS is published by Night Shade Books, and is the first in a trilogy: THE OSIRIS PROJECT.




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2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2012 Winner

The results are in and the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars winner for June is E.J. Swift's Osiris (The Osiris Project 1) with 57% of the votes cast. The winning cover was created by Sparth.


2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2012 Winner


The final results:

2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2012 Winner



2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2012 Winner



Thank you to everyone who voted, Tweeted, and participated. The 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will continue in July with voting on the July debut covers (of which there are quite a few).
The View From Monday - February 3, 2020The View From Monday - February 5, 2018Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC AuthorsCataveiro and Tamaruq by E. J. SwiftWhat's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 5The View From Monday - August 12, 20132012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 122012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - COVER OF THE YEAR!Guest Blog by E. J. Swift - Opportunities and challenges in writing about climate change2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2012 Winner

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