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The View From Monday - May 15, 2017


Happy Monday!

There are 3 debuts this week:

You Were Here by Gian Sardar;

The Empire's Ghost by Isabelle Steiger;

and

The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles (Warlock Holmes 2) by G.S. Denning;

Low Elf Esteem (Pax Arcana) by Elliott James;

Breath of Passion (Muse Chronicles 3) by Lisa Kessler;

Eagle and Empire (The Clash of Eagles Trilogy 3) by Alan Smale;

and

The Raft by Fred Strydom is out in Trade Paperback.

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



The View From Monday - May 15, 2017



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


May 15, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Breath of Passion (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Muse Chronicles 3



May 16, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The X-Files and Philosophy: The Truth Is in Here Robert Arp (Ed) Philosophy/ SF/F/P - Popular Culture and Philosophy 108
Behind the Moon Madison Smartt Bell LF/Psy/Occ/Sup/MetaVis
Seeing People Off Jana Benová LF/CW/R/Absurdist
The End of Magic Amber Benson F/CF/UF - An Echo Park Coven Novel 3
Vanguard Jack Campbell SF - Genesis Fleet 1
Full Wolf Moon Lincoln Child Sus/SupTh
Light Radiance Splendor Leah Chyten Hist/VisMeta
The City of Mirrors (h2tp) Justin Cronin Sus/Th/SF/AP/PA/LF - Passage Trilogy 3
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 Julie E. Czerneda (Ed) SF/F - Anthology
Zero K (h2tp) Don DeLillo LF
The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles G.S. Denning F/P/HistM - Warlock Holmes 2
Sleepers: Book One, Book Two, Book Three Jacqueline Druga SF/AP/PA - Sleepers
Dark Cities Christopher Golden (Ed) H - Anthology
Blaze: Volume 2: A Dragon Romance (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Firestorm (e)(ri) Nancy Holzner UF - Deadtown 6
Low Elf Esteem (e) Elliott James CF - Pax Arcana
The Queen's Dance Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher FR/HistF - The Aurelian Guard 2
Hunger Eve Langlais
Kate Douglas
A.C. Arthur
PNR - Anthology
Catch a Tiger by the Tail (e) Eve Langlais PNR
LARP Boris Leist (Photographer) Photography/ PopCul/Role Playing/F
A Guide for the Perplexed (ri) Jonathan Levi MR
Septimania (h2tp) Jonathan Levi MR
Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall Suzette Mayr Satire/LF/F
Martial Law Deborah D. Moore PA/Sus - Journal 6
Gravity Changes Zach Powers Absurdist/MR/F/CF - American Readers Series
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology Tricia Reeks (Ed)
Kyle Richardson (Ed)
F/SF - Anthology
Substrate Phantoms Jessica Reisman SF/AC
You Were Here (D) Gian Sardar Psy/Gothic/CW
Eagle and Empire Alan Smale HistF/AH - The Clash of Eagles Trilogy 3
The Empire's Ghost (D) Isabelle Steiger F
The Raft (h2tp) Fred Strydom SF/AP/PA/Dys
The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief (e) Lisa Tuttle Sup/GH/F - From the Casebooks of Jesperson & Lane 1
Greedy Pigs Matt Wallace UF - A Sin du Jour Affair 5
The Scribe of Siena (D) Melodie Winawer Hist/TT
Barren Cove (h2tp) Ariel S. Winter LF
Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country: and Other Stories Chavisa Woods LF/MR - Short Stories



May 17, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Alien Innkeeper Roxanne Barbour SFR - Out Of This World Series 1
The Ant Men (ri) Eric North SF
Sanctuary: A Tor.com Original (e) Allen Steele SF
We All Fall Down (e) Ian Tregillis HistF - Witch Who Came In From The Cold Season 2 #13



May 18, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Never King James Abbott F
Strangers of the Night: Touched by Passion / Passion in Disguise / Unexpected Passion Megan Hart PNR - Collection
Exodus (e) Alex Lamb SF
The Erebus Sequence (e) Den Patrick DF - The Complete Trilogy



May 20, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Body of Sin (e)(ri) Eve Silver PNR - Sins 5



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CB - Coloring Book
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Cozy Mystery
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CyP - Cyberpunk
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistTh - Historical Thriller
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisMeta - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

The View From Monday - April 17, 2017


Happy Monday!

There are three debuts this week:

The Seventh Sun by Kent Lester;

My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci, translation by David Hackston;

and

The Dragon's Legacy (The Dragon's Legacy 1) by Deborah A. Wolf.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Veiled Menace (Veiled Magic 2) by Deborah Blake;

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie (An Electric Empire Novel 3) by Viola Carr;

Legend Has It (Pax Arcana 5) by Elliott James;

Magnolia Mystic: Sentinels of Savannah (Magnolias and Moonshine Novella 10) by Lisa Kessler;

and

Stiletto (The Rook Files 2) by Daniel O'Malley 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 - April 17, 2017



April 18, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies John Joseph Adams (Ed) SF - Anthology
Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine David Annandale SF - Adeptus Titanicus 1
Ghost Writer in the Sky Piers Anthony HU/F - The Xanth Novels 41
Veiled Menace (e) Deborah Blake PNR - Veiled Magic 2
The Dastardly Miss Lizzie Viola Carr SP - An Electric Empire Novel 3
Dreams Before the Start of Time Anne Charnock SF/GenEng
Forgotten Worlds D. Nolan Clark SF/SO - The Silence 2
Hell's Gate Laurent Gaudé
Jane Aitken (Tr)
Emily Boyce (Tr)
LF/Th/F/P
Ararat Christopher Golden SupTh/H
Dark Alpha's Lover (e) Donna Grant PNR - Reapers 4
Legend Has It Elliott James CF - Pax Arcana 5
Entropy in Bloom: Stories Jeremy Robert Johnson H/Occ/Sup/F - Collection
The Seventh Sun (D) Kent Lester TechTh/PolTh
Aliens: Bug Hunt Jonathan Maberry (Ed) SF/H - Aliens / Anthology
Dawn of War III Robbie MacNiven SF
Magnus the Red: Master of Prospero Graham McNeill SF - The Horus Heresy: Primarchs 3
Moriah Daniel Mills H
The Plains Gerald Murnane LF/VisMeta
Stiletto (h2tp) Daniel O'Malley UF/Occ/Sup - The Rook Files 2
Live Echoes Henry V. O'Neil SF - Sim War 5
Off Rock Kieran Shea SF/SO
My Cat Yugoslavia (D) Pajtim Statovci
David Hackston (Tr)
LF
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eleven Jonathan Strahan (Ed) Best SF & Fantasy of the Year 11
Change Agent Daniel Suarez TechTh/GenEng
Tainted Blood (ri) James M. Thompson H - Elijah Pike Vampire Chronicles 4
The Dragon's Legacy (D) Deborah A. Wolf F
The Book of Joan Lidia Yuknavitch Dys



April 19, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Mummy!: A Victorian Tale of the 22nd Century (ri) Jane Webb Loudon HU/Dys/PA
The Wood Beyond the World (ri) William Morris F
Aftermath (e) Ian Tregillis HistF/Espionage - Witch Who Came In From The Cold Season 2 #9
A Burden Shared: A Tor.com Original Jo Walton SF



April 20, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Magnolia Mystic: Sentinels of Savannah (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Magnolias and Moonshine Novella 10
Shadowless (e) Hasan Ali Toptas
Maureen Freely (Tr)
John Angliss (Tr)
MR/LF



April 21, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Fiddle Is the Devil's Instrument: And Other Forbidden Knowledge Brett J. Talley H - Collection



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
RP - Role Playing
RSus - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisMeta - Visionary and Metaphysical
WM - War and Military

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17


This is the seventeenth 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



Elliott James (2013)

In Shining Armor
Pax Arcana 4
Orbit, April 26, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
This fairy godmother's got claws.

When someone kidnaps the last surviving descendant of the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, it's bad news. When the baby is the key to the tenuous alliance between a large werewolf pack and the knights, it's even worse news. They're at each other's throats before they've even begun to look for baby Constance.

But whoever kidnapped Constance didn't count on one thing: she's also the goddaughter of John Charming. Modern-day descendant of a long line of famous dragon slayers, witch finders, and wrong righters. John may not have any experience being a parent, but someone is about to find out that he can be one mean mother...

IN SHINING ARMOR is the fourth novel in a series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first three novels are Charming, Daring, & Fearless.


Legend Has It
Pax Arcana 5
Orbit, April 18, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
LEGEND HAS IT is the fifth novel in a series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first four novels are Charming, Daring, Fearless & In Shining Armor.

Read more about this novel at Orbit's Cover Launch.





Hannah Jayne (2011)

Twisted
Sourcebooks Fire, July 5, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
Guilty until proven innocent…

Bex has always been her daddy’s little girl. After her mother left, it was just the two of them. Sure he spoiled her with clothes and jewelry, but what father doesn’t dote on his daughter?

Except Bex’s dad is alleged to be a notorious serial killer. Dubbed "The Wife Collector" by the press, her father disappeared before he could stand trial. And Bex was left to deal with the taunts and rumors. Foster care is her one chance at starting over, starting fresh.

But Bex's old life isn't ready to let her go. When bodies start turning up in her new hometown, the police want to use her as bait to bring her father in for questioning. Is Bex trapping a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?





Holly Jennings (2016)

Arena
An Arena Novel 1
Ace, November 1, 2016
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 5, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
Now in trade paperback, the “thrilling” (New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough) near-future science fiction debut about the action-packed world of competitive gaming…

Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…

The RAGE tournaments—the Virtual Gaming League’s elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a fight to the digital death. Every kill is broadcast to millions. Every player leads a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses.

And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.

Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world—until one of her teammates overdoses. Now she’s stuck trying to work with a hostile new teammate who’s far more distracting than he should be.

Between internal tensions and external pressures, Kali is on the brink of breaking. To change her life, she’ll need to change the game. And the only way to revolutionize an industry as shadowy as the VGL is to fight from the inside…


Gauntlet
An Arena Novel 2
Ace, April 4, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
Plug back into the dangerous world of virtual gaming, in the next thrilling novel from the author of Arena.

Kali Ling has faced down death hundreds of times for the entertainment of millions. She knows fear—and she knows what’s truly terrifying…


There’s a new game in town. A brutal, winner-takes-all, international video game tournament showcasing the world’s most elite players, promising fame, prestige, and unbelievable fortune. But there’s a catch. The game uses new VR pods guaranteed to push digital warriors to their physical and psychological brink—adapting every time a gamer makes a move.

As the first female captain and youngest team owner in VGL history, Kali is used to defying the odds. But as the all-star tournament heats up, her determination begins to waver and the pressures of media, sponsors, and the game itself begin to put cracks in her hard-set convictions—and strain on her relationship with the one person who matters most.

If Kali and her teammates are to survive, they’ll have to find a way to be stronger than ever before. But battling the system may prove too difficult for even the most hardened of fighters…





Zachary Jernigan (2013)

Jeroun: The Collected Omnibus
Night Shade Books, November 8, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 536 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
Collected in a single omnibus edition, both novels set in Zachary Jernigan’s critically-acclaimed, genre-bending world of fierce sensuality, dangerous alchemy, and awakening gods.

The Needle extends over the heads of all who live upon Jeroun. Composed of iron spheres massive enough to affect the tides, it is the god Adrash’s ultimatum to the people on the planet below:

Prove yourselves worthy, or be destroyed.

Vedas is a member of the Black Suits, an order of men and women who show their opposition to Adrash by staging battles in the streets. After witnessing the death of a child in his care, knowing himself to be responsible, he sets off on a journey to the decennial fighting tournament in Danoor.
Traveling with him across the continent are Churls, a mercenary haunted by the ghost of her daughter, and Berun, a constructed man possessed by the soul of his creator. Both come to understand that Vedas’s victory would start an all-out religious war.

Unbeknownst to these three travelers, the aristocratic outbound mage Ebn and her protégé Pol use powerful alchemy to travel into space. Their plan: engage Adrash in ways that threaten to bring the god’s wrath down upon the world.

Meanwhile, one of the world’s deepest secrets is gradually revealed. A madman, insisting he is the link to an ancient world, a pantheon of forgotten gods, offers the most tempting lie of all…

Hope.

Jeroun collects the two novels No Return and Shower of Stones in a single new omnibus edition. Together these works combine the mythic inventiveness of early Roger Zelazny and Samuel R. Delany, the dark weirdness of China Mieville, and the dramatic scope of George R. R. Martin, creating a literary science fiction epic that defies easy categorization, resulting in one of the most critically acclaimed narratives of recent years.





Suzanne Johnson (2012)

The Consort
A Fae Hunters Novella 1
Suzanne Johnson, July 29, 2016
eBook, 86 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
Summoned to the Royal Palace of Faerie, Liandra arrives full of hope—only to learn that Florian, the Summer Prince, has purchased her as his annual consort. The price charged by her father? A horse.

Fleeing through the veil into the human world, Liandra knows she must not only escape the prince but also the fabled Fae Hunters, ruthless faery warriors whose job it was to track escaped members of the fae and return them to Faerie dead or alive.

Falconer, eldest son of Autumn, gave up his seat on the throne of the Autumn Court to become Captain of the Fae Hunters. Setting up his base in New Orleans, Faulkner—as he now calls himself—runs The Hunt Club, a fantasy nightclub that makes the most of the fae’s illusion magic and serves as a hangout for off-duty Hunters. All is going well…until Prince Florian stalks in, demanding the return of his lost consort.

Faulk takes the case, but soon finds his duty at odds with his heart when he’s ordered to capture Liandra, the grown-up version of a shy, awkward girl he remembers from his youth. Can Faulk turn Lia over to a certain death at the hands of the prince, or will he risk a war with Faerie in order to save her?

From the author of the award-winning Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy and Penton Legacy paranormal romance series comes the first in a new novella series, The Fae Hunters.


Belle Chasse
A Novel of The Sentinels of New Orleans 5
Tor Books, November 8, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
Suzanne Johnson's "strong and intriguing" (Publishers Weekly) urban fantasy series continues with Belle Chasse. The Sentinels of New Orleans series has earned starred reviews from Library Journal ("a resourceful heroine who relies on her magical ingenuity") and PW ("vivid...a lively tale jam-packed with action, magic, and intriguing plot twists").

With the wizard-elven treaty on the verge of collapse, the preternatural world stands on the brink of war. Unless former wizard sentinel DJ Jaco manages to keep the elven leader, Quince Randolph, focused on peace and not personal matters.

With no one on the throne, Faerie is in chaos, with rival princes battling for power. The still-undead pirate, Jean Lafitte, is building his own army of misfits, and DJ—stripped of her job and hiding in the Beyond to avoid the death sentence handed down by the wizard Council of Elders—can’t get anywhere near her beloved New Orleans or her significant something-or-other, Alex.

It's time to choose sides. Friends will become enemies, enemies will become allies, and not everyone will survive. DJ and her friends will learn a hard lesson: sometimes, even the ultimate sacrifice isn’t enough.



Suzanne JohnsonWriting as Susannah Sandlin

Wild Man's Curse
Wilds of the Bayou 1
Montlake Romance, April 5, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 284 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
The bones said death was comin’, and the bones never lied.

While on an early morning patrol in the swamps of Whiskey Bayou, Louisiana wildlife agent Gentry Broussard spots a man leaving the home of voodoo priestess Eva Savoie—a man who bears a startling resemblance to his brother, whom Gentry thought he had killed during a drug raid three years earlier. Shaken, the agent enters Eva’s cabin and makes a bloody discovery: the old woman has been brutally murdered.

With no jurisdiction over the case, he’s forced to leave the investigation to the local sheriff, until Eva’s beautiful heir, Celestine, receives a series of gruesome threats. As Gentry’s involvement deepens and more victims turn up, can he untangle the secrets behind Eva’s murder and protect Celestine from the same fate? Or will an old family curse finally have its way?

From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes the first book in the Wilds of the Bayou series.


Black Diamond
Wilds of the Bayou 2
Montlake Romance, October 18, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 266 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 17
For some people, the untamed beauty of the bayou is a place to hide. For Louisiana wildlife agent Jena Sinclair, it’s a place of refuge—one where she can almost forget the tragedy that scarred both her skin and her soul. But when the remains of yet another fisherman turn up, Jena realizes that Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes is not safe for her…or anyone else.

The mysterious deaths aren’t her only problem. A dangerous drug known as Black Diamond is circulating through Terrebonne Parish, turning addicts into unpredictable sociopaths. Jena’s investigation leads her to Cole Ryan—a handsome, wary recluse struggling with his own troubled history—who knows more than he’s willing to admit. If they want to stop the killer, Jena and Cole must step out of the shadows of their pasts and learn to help each other…before the evils lurking in the bayou consume them both.

From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes the second book in the Wilds of the Bayou series.

The View From Monday - April 25, 2016


Happy last Monday in April! There are 4 debuts this week:

Ghosts of Bergen County by Dana Cann;

Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter;

HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt;

and

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files 1) by Sylvain Neuvel.

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From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Time Salvager (Time Salvager 1) by Wesley Chu is out in Trade Paperback;

The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu;

Last First Snow (Craft Sequence 4) by Max Gladstone is out in Trade Paperback;

In Shining Armor (Pax Arcana 4) by Elliott James;

Ecko Rising (Ecko 1) by Danie Ware is out in Mass Market Paperback.

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Note: Clicking on the novel cover will take you to the novel's Amazon page.



The View From Monday - April 25, 2016



April 25, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Ghosts of Bergen County (D) Dana Cann LF/GH
Lightning Sealed Lila Felix PNR - The Lucent Series 2
Heather Graham Krewe of Hunters Series Volume 4: The Cursed\The Hexed\The Betrayed (e) Heather Graham PNR/Sup - Krewe of Hunters



April 26, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sharp Ends Joe Abercrombie F - Stories from the World of First Law
The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories Joan Aiken F - Anthology
Undercity (tp2mm) Catherine Asaro SF - Skolian Empire 7
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King (h2tp) Nancy Atherton PM - Aunt Dimity Mystery 20
Just Over the Horizon Greg Bear SF - The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear 1
Far Thoughts and Pale Gods Greg Bear SF - The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear 2
Beyond the Farthest Suns Greg Bear The Complete Short FSF - iction of Greg Bear 3
The Siren's Dance Amber Belldene PNR - Siren's Touch 2
Long Black Curl (h2tp) Alex Bledsoe CF - Tufa Novels 3
The Darkling Child (h2mm) Terry Brooks F - The Defenders of Shannara 2
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Leviathan (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 11
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls (D) Emily Carpenter Occ/Sup
Final Flight (e) Beth Cato SP - A Clockwork Dagger Story
Time Salvager (h2tp) Wesley Chu SF/TT
A Thousand Yesteryears Mae Clair MR/SupTh - Point Pleasant 1
1882: Custer in Chains (h2mm) Robert Conroy AH
The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories By Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick SF - Collection
Fall of Light Steven Erikson F - The Kharkanas Trilogy 2
Fire Bound Christine Feehan PNR - A Sea Haven Novel 5
Los Nefilim (e) T. Frohock F/AH
Last First Snow (h2tp) Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 4
Dead Ice (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton CF - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 23
Emperor of the Eight Islands Lian Hearn F/LF - The Tale of Shikanoko series 1
HEX (D) Thomas Olde Heuvelt H
Strangely Beautiful Leanna Renee Hieber HistF
Jilo J.D. Horn HistF - Witching Savannah 4
Z Larissa Ione PNR - A Demonica Underworld Novella
In Shining Armor Elliott James CF - Pax Arcana 4
Night Mask (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Cujo (ri) Stephen King H
Alien - Invasion: The Rage War 2 Tim Lebbon SF - Alien: Invasion
Kill Switch Jonathan Maberry Th - Joe Ledger 8
Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos Philip Martin SF - Doctor Who
Ladivine Marie NDiaye LF/MR
Sleeping Giants (D) Sylvain Neuvel SF - Themis Files 1
Wings of the Fallen Anthony Pryor SupTh/DF - The Shepherd 2
Wraith Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens Th
Aurora (h2mm) Kim Stanley Robinson SF/SO
Red Knight Falling Craig Schaefer DF - Harmony Black Series 2
The Music Box Girl (e) K.A. Stewart SP
Heroes Reborn: Collection Two Duane Swierczynski Keith R. A DeCandido
Kevin J. Anderson
Peter J. Wacks
SF/SH - Heroes Reborn
Elusive Salvation Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Ecko Rising (tp2mm) Danie Ware SF/F - Ecko 1
Barren Cove Ariel S. Winter GB
Cobra Outlaw (tp2mm) Timothy Zahn SF - Cobra 2



April 27, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Witch Who Came in From the Cold - Episode 13: "Company Time" Max Gladstone
Lindsay Smith
HistF
La beauté sans vertu: A Tor.Com Original (e) Genevieve Valentine SF



April 30, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Days of Tao Wesley Chu SF



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint


AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CyberP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghost
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
TechnoTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western

Note: not all of these genres are represented in the above releases.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17


This is the seventeenth 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 herePart 11 here
Part 2 herePart 12 here
Part 3 herePart 13 here
Part 4 herePart 14 here
Part 5 herePart 15 here
Part 6 herePart 16 here
Part 7 here
Part 8 here
Part 9 here
Part 10 here




Debbie Herbert (2013)

Changeling
An Appalachian Magic Novel
October 14, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
She thought she was a witch...she's more.

Skye's a teen witch who sucks at spells and works at a metaphysical store, The Green Fairy. Strange things are happening there at night: black specks of movement out of the corner of her eye, mysterious buzzing noises, unidentified dragonfly-like carcasses in the basement, and a hidden cache of absinthe (aka fairy crack).

Kheelan is a human changeling. Raised with the fairies, he's viewed as an inferior species whose only use is to serve his kidnappers. He's been totally screwed by the Fae and his only goal in life is freedom. When he meets Skye, he sees an opportunity to escape. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by feelings for this quirky witch.

Skye stumbles upon the remains of dead fairies at the store and is approached by Kheelan who has been sent to investigate the pixie murders. Skye falls for him--only to discover he's using her to win his freedom. He tells her she is half-fairy and has secret powers, but Skye finds it hard to believe when she can never get a spell to work.

As Samhain, the witch's Halloween, draws near she must make a bold move to claim her heritage and power, restore order in the fairy realm, and try to win Kheelan's freedom and love. Absinthe, autism and augury meld into a paranormal cauldron where fairies are sly tricksters waiting to trap you in their Realm.


Bayou Shadow Hunter
Bayou Magic 1
Harlequin, March 1, 2016
eBook
Mass Market Paperback, March 8, 2016, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
HOT, SULTRY, DEADLY… THESE ARE THE SECRETS THAT LURK IN THE BAYOU.

Bent on revenge, Native American Shadow Hunter Tombi Silver could turn to only one woman, the "witch" Annie Matthews, for help. Her ability to hear auras had allowed her to discover Tombi's friend mystically trapped by forces that could destroy them all. The accompanying message of a traitor in their midst meant Tombi could trust no one. Dare he bring Annie along on his quest to fight shadow spirits? Putting his faith in someone outside his tribe, especially one who pulled at his tightly controlled desires, could prove just as dangerous as his mission…




Elliott James (2013)

Bulls Rush In
Pax Arcana
Orbit, April 28, 2015
eBook, 37 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
John Charming. Ex knight. Current monster hunter.

John's past is complicated enough, so he tries to keep life simple: Find monster. Kill Monster. But when he wanders into Vista Verde, a small town with a big secret, he soon discovers that the simple answer is a load of bull.

This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now.

Word count: ~8500

Other Pax Arcana Short Fiction:
Charmed I'm Sure
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
Pushing Luck
Surreal Estate
Dog-Gone
Bulls Rush In
Talking Dirty


Talking Dirty
Pax Arcana
Orbit, May 19, 2015
eBook, 47 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
John Charming. Ex knight. Current monster hunter.

While trying to deal with a monster he can't bring himself to kill, John Charming soon runs into another problem: Magic and technology don't mix...so how is a phone sex operation enchanting men through their cell phones?

This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now.

Word count: ~13,000

Other Pax Arcana Short Fiction:
Charmed I'm Sure
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
Pushing Luck
Surreal Estate
Dog-Gone
Bulls Rush In
Talking Dirty


Fearless
Pax Arcana 3
Orbit, August 11, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
When your last name is Charming, rescuing virgins comes with the territory -- even when the virgin in question is a nineteen-year-old college boy.

Someone, somewhere, has declared war on Kevin Kichida, and that someone has a long list of magical predators on their rolodex. The good news is that Kevin lives in a town where Ted Cahill is the new sheriff and old ally of John Charming.

The attacks on Kevin seem to be a pattern, and the more John and his new team follow that thread, the deeper they find themselves in a maze of supernatural threats, family secrets, and age-old betrayals. The more John learns, the more convinced he becomes that Kevin Kichida isn't just a victim, he's a sacrifice waiting to happen. And that thread John's following? It's really a fuse...

FEARLESS is the third novel in an urban fantasy series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first two novels are Charming & Daring.


In Shining Armor
Pax Arcana 4
Orbit, April 26, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

[cover not yet available]
This fairy godmother's got claws.

When someone kidnaps the last surviving descendant of the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, it's bad news. When the baby is the key to the tenuous alliance between a large werewolf pack and the knights, it's even worse news. They're at each other's throats before they've even begun to look for baby Constance.

But whoever kidnapped Constance didn't count on one thing: she's also the goddaughter of John Charming. Modern-day descendant of a long line of famous dragon slayers, witch finders, and wrong righters. John may not have any experience being a parent, but someone is about to find out that he can be one mean mother...

IN SHINING ARMOR is the fourth novel in a series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first three novels are Charming, Daring, & Fearless.




Stephen P. Kiernan (2013)

The Hummingbird
William Morrow, September 8, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages
Trade Paperback, June 8, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption.

Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal, and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had.

At the same time, Deborah’s primary patient is Barclay Reed, a retired history professor and expert in the Pacific Theater of World War II whose career ended in academic scandal. Alone in the world, the embittered professor is dying. As Barclay begrudgingly comes to trust Deborah, he tells her stories from that long-ago war, which help her find a way to help her husband battle his demons.

Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, The Hummingbird is a masterful story of loving commitment, service to country, and absolution through wisdom and forgiveness.




Mur Lafferty (2013)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: A Sorcerer's Apprentice: Episode 4
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, September 30, 2015
eBook,41 pages


Good intentions in Glasgow lead to disastrous results.

Sal and Asanti leave the rest of the Team in the lurch when they jet off to Scotland to attend the funeral of the archivists’ mentor. Something is amiss in the Dear Green Place, however, as the pair land to discover the entire city has become obsessed with a restaurant (which just happens to be owned by the deceased mentor’s only living relative). They beat the crowds to get a table, only to find the fight has just begun and they left their muscle at home.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty and explores how magic, like food, is rarely cut and dried.

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What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: Under My Skin: (Episode 8) 
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, October 28, 2015
eBook, 42 pages

When it comes to tattoos in the City of Sin, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.

The Team must travel to Las Vegas when the human canvases of a tattoo competition show start dying. The list of potential magical murders is colorful and well documented across episodes of
Ink Stainz: Vegas—but appearances can be deceiving and the team must check their prejudices at customs and investigate the bristly and well inked lot before time runs out and more victims fall prey to the demonic ink.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty and brings some Vegas vice and trash TV to our story. Get ready for deadly drama because no one is here to make friends.

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What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: Shore Leave: (Episode 10)
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, November 11, 2015
eBook, 43 pages

Grace gets a day off and time threatens to swallow Rome.

It’s Grace’s one day off a year and nothing will stop her from enjoying every last second of it: not Sal’s troubling sleepwalking, not the mysterious tour guide Aaron, not even the magical artifact spreading a time-slowing bubble across Rome. The team’s troubles may never stop—but sometimes, you have to make time for a spin class.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty and shows us the importance of taking time for oneself—even when time is of the essence.

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What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: Keeping Friends Close: (Episode 13)
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, December 9, 2015
eBook, 37 pages

Episode 13 of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series from Serial Box, will be unlucky for someone—but whom?

After Sal, possessed by the Hand, turns on her friends and teammates, Team Three has to decide whether she is a victim or a target. As Father Menchu tries to buy time, Teams One and Two gear up for the kind of action usually filed under "extreme prejudice." And the Hand, with the dark power of the Codex Umbra at his command, begins to assemble an army.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty, who recommends against reading it on a dark and stormy night.

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Ann Leckie (2013)

Ancillary Mercy
Imperial Radch 3
Orbit, October 6, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice, the only novel to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself.

Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.

In the Ancillary world:
1. Ancillary Justice
2. Ancillary Sword
3. Ancillary Mercy

The View From Monday - August 10, 2015


Happy Monday!

It's a light release week with 2 debuts:

The Pilots of the Borealis by David Nabhan;

and

The Uninvited by Cat Winters.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

The Left-Hand Way (American Craftsmen 2) by Tom Doyle;

and

Fearless (Pax Arcana 3) by Elliott James.



The View From Monday - August 10, 2015



August 11, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Malleus (ri) Dan Abnett SF - Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn2
Mayhem (e) Angela Addams PNR - The Order of the Wolf 5
Power Surge Ben Bova SF
The Lightning Stones Jack Du Brul AA/Th/SF
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven Ellen Datlow (ed) H - Anthology
The Left-Hand Way Tom Doyle CF - American Craftsmen 2
The Oldest Trick (e) Auston Habershaw F - Saga of the Redeemed 1
Fool's Quest Robin Hobb F - Fitz and the Fool Trilogy 2
The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats Mark Hodder SP - Burton & Swinburne 6
Falling in Love with Hominids Nalo Hopkinson SF - Collection
Fearless Elliott James CF - Pax Arcana 3
The Dark Forest Cixin Liu SF
Indexing: Reflections (Kindle Serials) (Ke) Seanan McGuire CF - Indexing 2
The Pilots of Borealis (D) David Nabhan SF/SO
Fall of Night (e) Joseph Nassise DF - Templar Chronicles 6
Was: a novel (20th Anniversary Edition) Geoff Ryman F
Slab Selah Saterstrom MR
The End of All Things John Scalzi SF - Old Man's War 6
Chasing the Phoenix: A Science Fiction Novel Michael Swanwick SF/AP/PA - Darger and Surplus 2
Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide Daniel Wallace SF - Star Wars
The Uninvited (D - Adult) Cat Winters Hist/PsyTh/GO/GH



August 12, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Milagroso: A Tor.Com Original (e) Isabel Yap F



August 13, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Graynelore (e) Stephen Moore F



August 15, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Red Winter (h2tp) Dan Smith H



D - Debut
e - eBook
ed - Editor
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook only
ri - reissue or reprint


AA - Action Adventure
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
DF - Dark Fantasy
F - Fantasy
GH - Ghost
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
MR - Magical Realism
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Th - Thriller

The View From Monday - May 18, 2015


Happy Monday! There are 5 debuts this week:

The Well by Catherine Chanter;

The Choosing (Seer 1) by Rachelle Dekker;

Disclaimer by Renée Knight;

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan;

and

When the Heavens Fall (The Chronicles of the Exile 1) by Marc Turner.



And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors:

Two Tales of the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne;

Radiant State (The Wolfhound Century 3) by Peter Higgins;

Talking Dirty (Pax Arcana) by Elliott James;

and

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson 8) by Darynda Jones.



The View From Monday - May 18, 2015



May 18, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Phantom Quartz (Ke) Barbra Annino PM - Stacy Justice Witch Mystery 6
Krewe of Hunters Series Volume 3: The Night Is Watching\The Night Is Alive\The Night Is Forever (e) Heather Graham PNR - Krewe of Hunters
Two Tales of the Iron Druid Chronicles (Ke) Kevin Hearne UF - Iron Druid



May 19, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Hothouse (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
Enemies of the System (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
An Island Called Moreau (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
Report on Probability A (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
Dracula Unbound (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
The Malacia Tapestry (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
The Saliva Tree and Other Strange Growths (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF - Collection
Super-State: A Novel of a Future Europe (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
White Mars; or, The Mind Set Free: A 21st-Century Utopia (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss
Roger Penrose
SF
Frankenstein Unbound (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
Unbearable Desire (e) Vivi Andrews PNR - Lone Pine Pride 4
The Scarlet Gospels Clive Barker H
Sly Mongoose (ri) Tobias S. Buckell SF/SO
The King in Yellow Robert W. Chambers GN/SF
The Well (D) Catherine Chanter Sus/Ap
Against a Darkening Sky Lauren B. Davis HistF
The Choosing (D) Rachelle Dekker Dys/PA - Seer 1
The Hanged Man P. N. Elrod SP/M - On Her Majesty's Psychic Service 1
Radiant State Peter Higgins F - The Wolfhound Century 3
Talking Dirty (e) Elliott James CF - Pax Arcana
Eighth Grave After Dark Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 8
Witches Be Burned (e) Stacey Kennedy PNR - Magic & Mayhem 1
Disclaimer (D) Renée Knight PsyTh
Devil in the Wires (e) Tim Lees CF - Field Ops 2
The Gracekeepers (D) Kirsty Logan LF/Myth/FL
Odin: The Viking Allfather Steven Long F - Myths and Legends 14
Revive Tracey Martin PNR - RedZone 1
Uprooted Naomi Novik F
The Coldest Sea (e) Marian Perera PNR - Eden 5
Dead Shift Richard Phillips SF - The Rho Agenda Inception 3
Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction Hannu Rajaniemi SF/Ap/PA - Collection
The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Games of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more Cassandra Reeder F - Cookbook
Protective Instinct (e) Katie Reus PNR - Moon Shifter 5.5
Crossfades: A Dystopian Novella (e) William Todd Rose Dys/H
Snatched David Saperstein SF/Ad
Sword of Destiny (e) Andrzej Sapkowski F - Tales of the Witcher Collection
Behind the Eyes of Dreamers: and Other Short Novels (e)(ri) Pamela Sargent SF - Collection
Eye of Flame: Fantasies (e)(ri) Pamela Sargent SF - Collection
The Golden Space (e)(ri) Pamela Sargent SF
The Mountain Cage: and Other Stories (e)(ri) Pamela Sargent SF - Collection
Ever Night (e) Gena Showalter PNR - Novella
Wings of Flame (e)(ri) Nancy Springer F
The Hex Witch of Seldom (e)(ri) Nancy Springer F
Apocalypse (e)(ri) Nancy Springer F
Chains of Gold (e)(ri) Nancy Springer F
Chance: and Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate (e)(ri) Nancy Springer F - Collection
Fair Peril (e)(ri) Nancy Springer F
Plumage (e)(ri) Nancy Springer F
Oceanspace (e)(ri) Allen Steele SF
Clarke County, Space (e)(ri) Allen Steele SF - Near-Space 2
Lunar Descent (e)(ri) Allen Steele SF - Near-Space 3
Time Loves a Hero (e)(ri) Allen Steele SF
Seveneves Neal Stephenson SF/Ap/PA
If You Could See Me Now Peter Straub H
When the Heavens Fall (D) Marc Turner F - The Chronicles of the Exile 1
My Real Children (h2tp) Jo Walton SF
The Shadow of Elysium (e) Django Wexler F - Shadow Campaigns Novella
Use Once, Then Destroy: Stories Conrad Williams H - Collection
In the Distance, and Ahead in Time (e)(ri) George Zebrowski SF - Collection



May 20, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Metropolis (ri) Thea von Harbou SF
Ginga: A Tor.Com Original (e) Daniel José Older UF - Bone Street Rumba



D - Debut
e - eBook
ed - Editor
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook only
ri - reissue or reprint


Ap - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FL - Folk Lore
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
LF - Literary Fiction
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9


This is the ninth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge authors. What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 10 will cover additional 2013 DAC authors.


See Part 1 here
See Part 1.5 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


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9




Elliott James

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
Fearless
Pax Arcana 3
Orbit, August 11, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages


THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A CLEARCUT CASE OF RITE AND WRONG...

When your last name is Charming, rescuing virgins comes with the territory, even when the virgin in question is a nineteen-year-old college boy.

Someone, somewhere, has declared war on Kevin Kichida, and that someone has a long list of magical predators on their rolodex. The good news is that Kevin lives in a town where Ted Cahill is the new sheriff and old ally of John Charming.

The attacks on Kevin seem to be a pattern, and the more John and his new team follow that thread, the deeper they find themselves in a maze of supernatural threats, family secrets, and age-old betrayals. The more John learns, the more convinced he becomes that Kevin Kichida isn't just a victim, he's a sacrifice waiting to happen. And that thread John's following? It's really a fuse...

FEARLESS is the third novel in an urban fantasy series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first two novels are Charming & Daring.





Zachary Jernigan

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
Shower of Stones
Jeroun 2
Night Shade Books, July 7, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages

The follow-up to Zachary Jernigan’s critically acclaimed literary debut, No Return.

At the moment of his greatest victory, before a crowd of thousands, the warrior Vedas Tezul renounced his faith, calling for revolt against the god Adrash, imploring mankind to unite in this struggle.

Good intentions count for nothing. In the three months since his sacrilegious pronouncement, the world has not changed for the better. In fact, it is now on the verge of dying. The Needle hangs broken in orbit above Jeroun, each of its massive iron spheres poised to fall and blanket the planet’s surface in dust. Long-held truces between Adrashi and Anadrashi break apart as panic spreads.

With no allegiance to either side, the disgraced soldier Churls walks into the divided city of Danoor with a simple plan: murder the monster named Fesuy Amendja, and retrieve from captivity the only two individuals that still matter to her—Vedas Tezul, and the constructed man Berun. The simple plan goes awry, as simple plans do, and in the process Churls and her companions are introduced to one of the world’s deepest secrets: a madman, insisting he is the link to an ancient world, offering the most tempting lie of all . . . hope.

Concluding the visceral, inventive narrative begun in No Return, Shower of Stones pits men against gods and swords against civilization-destroying magic in the fascinatingly harsh world of Jeroun.





Evie Manieri

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
Fortune's Blight
The Shattered Kingdoms 2
Tor Books, February 17, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

Fortune’s Blight by Evie Manieri continues the conflict begun in Blood’s Pride. Victory for the Shadari rebels has come at a terrible price. Hardship, superstition, and petty feuds poison King Daryan’s young reign, and entire families are vanishing without a trace. Help is nowhere to be found, for their Nomas allies have troubles of their own and the Mongrel, plagued by the sins of her violent past, has disappeared.

While Daryan struggles to maintain the peace, Eofar and Rho are racing to their northern homeland to plead—or fight—for the Shadar’s independence. But Norland has changed, and they soon find themselves embroiled in the court politics of an empire about to implode.

Meanwhile, the Mongrel’s path carries her deep into Norland’s frozen wastes to redeem a promise—one that forces her into the heart of the growing conflict.

As the foundations of the two far-flung countries begin to crack, an enigmatic figure watches from a tower room in Ravindal Castle. She is old, and a prisoner, but her reach is long, and her patience is about to be rewarded....





Michael J. Martinez

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
The Venusian Gambit
Daedalus 3
Night Shade Books, May 5, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

The last chapter of the dimension-spanning Daedalus series brings the 19th and 22nd centuries together for an explosive finale in the jungles of Venus!

In the year 2135, dangerous alien life forms freed in the destruction of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are making their way towards Earth. A task force spearheaded by Lt. Cmdr. Shaila Jain is scrambling to beat them there while simultaneously trying to save crewmember Stephane Durand, who was infected during the mission to Saturn and is now controlled by a form of life intent on reopening a transdimensional rift and destroying the human race. But Jain doesn’t realize that the possessed Stephane has bigger plans, beaming critical data to other conspirators suspiciously heading not for Earth, but for Venus…

In 1809—a Napoleonic era far different from our own—the French have occupied England with their Corps Eternélle, undead soldiers risen to new life through the darkest Alchemy. Only the actions of Lord Admiral Thomas Weatherby and the Royal Navy have kept the French contained to Earth. But the machinations of old enemies point to a bold and daring gambit: an ancient weapon, presumed lost in the jungles of Venus.

Now, Weatherby must choose whether to stay and fight to retake his homeland or pursue the French to the green planet. And Shaila must decide if it’s possible to save the man she loves, or if he must be sacrificed for the good of two dimensions. In the dark, alien jungles of Venus, humanity’s fate in both dimensions hangs in the balance—forcing past and present to once again join forces against an ancient terror.





Brian McClellan

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
Return to Honor
A Powder Mage Story
Orbit, January 6, 2015
eBook, 49 pages

Captain Vlora is a powder mage in the Adran army. Once the favored, adopted daughter of the field marshal, she is now a pariah amongst those she called her family. Her superior officers would like nothing more than to send her to a far off posting and forget about her, but no one is exempt when there is a war - and powder mages are desperately needed.

When a traitorous guard captain goes on the run with information that could harm the war effort, Vlora is sent on his trail. She has three days to find him; she will have to make new friends and test the limits of her skills. Fail, and good soldiers will die. Succeed and maybe, just maybe, she can begin to work her way back into the field marshal's good graces.

A new story set in the world of the Powder Mage trilogy, the most acclaimed and action-packed new epic fantasy series in recent years. RETURN TO HONOR takes place directly following the events of book one, Promise of Blood.



What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
The Crimson Campaign
The Powder Mage Trilogy 2
Orbit, January 20, 2015
Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, May 2014

GUNPOWDER AND BULLETS WILL DETERMINE THE VICTOR.

When invasion looms...
Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, he must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god, Kresimir.

But the threats are closer to home...
In Adro, Inspector Adamat wants only to rescue his wife. To do so he must track down and confront the evil Lord Vetas. He has questions for Vetas concerning his enigmatic master, but the answers will lead Adamat on a darker journey.

Who will lead the charge?
Tamas's generals bicker among themselves, the brigades lose ground every day beneath the Kez onslaught, and Kresimir wants the head of the man who shot him in the eye. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself as the last line of defense against Kresimir's advancing army.

THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN continues the most acclaimed and action-packed new epic fantasy series in years, following on from Promise of Blood - an adrenaline-fuelled debut of flintlock mages, civil war, and cold-blooded murder in a world where gods walk the earth.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
The Autumn Republic
The Powder Mage Trilogy 3
Orbit, February 10, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 592 pages

IN A RICH, DISTINCTIVE WORLD THAT MIXES MAGIC WITH TECHNOLOGY, WHO COULD STAND AGAINST MAGES THAT CONTROL GUNPOWDER AND BULLETS?

The capital has fallen...
Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

An army divided...
With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.

All hope rests with one...
And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed...

THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC is the epic conclusion that began with Promise of Blood and The Crimson Campaign.





Laura Morrigan

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9
Horse of a Different Killer
A Call of the Wilde Mystery 3
Berkley, March 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Animal behaviorist Grace Wilde’s psychic ability gives her insight into the minds of all kinds of creatures. If only humans were as easy to read…

Dead men may tell no tales, but they can screw up your life with a few phone calls. Grace’s abusive ex-brother-in-law, Anthony Ortega, needs her help—at least that’s what he said on the messages he left before his sudden death. Grace is inclined to let the matter rest in peace, but when her sister is named a suspect, Grace decides to get to the bottom of the cryptic calls.

Her only lead is Ortega’s fiancée, who believes that he had arranged to surprise her with the purchase of a Frisian gelding named Heart. The horse was being stabled at the R-n-R Ranch—but was taken in the middle of the night. Now, with her sister in trouble and a missing horse on her hands, Grace hopes the information harnessed from her psychic skills will be enough to rein in the killer…


The View From Monday - September 22, 2014


Happy Monday and last day of astronomical Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Fall / Autumn commences at 10:29 P.M. EDT tonight.


The View From Monday - September 22, 2014


There are 2 debuts this week:

Rooms by Lauren Oliver is her adult fiction debut;

and

The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Copperhead (Ironskin 2) by Tina Connolly is out in Trade Paperback;

Daring (Pax Arcana 2) by Elliott James;

and

The Prophecy Con (Rogues of the Republic 2) by Patrick Weekes.


September 21, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Zombies and Calculus Colin Adams SF/Th/Math/Z



September 23, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Copperhead (h2tp) Tina Connolly HistF - Ironskin 2
Hellsbane Hereafter (e) Paige Cuccaro UF - Hellsbane 3
Fading Light (e) Angela Dennis PNR - Shadow Born 2
Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle Phil & Kaja Foglio SP - Girl Genius 3
Burning Desire: Part 3 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy's Greatest Science Fiction Guy Haley (ed) SF
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (h2tp) David G. Hartwell (ed)
Patrick Nielson Hayden (ed)
SF - Anthology
Horrorstor: A Novel Grady Hendrix Hu/H
Daring Elliott James UF - Pax Arcana 2
The Cusanus Game (h2tp) Wolfgang Jeschke SF
Divinity Michelle L. Johnson UF
Fearie Tales Stephen Jones (ed) FT/F - Anthology
After the People Lights Have Gone Off Stephen Graham Jones Su/H - Collection
Sinbad the Sailor Phil Masters Myths and Legends
Hello Mr. Bones & Goodbye Mr. Rat Patrick McCabe Su - Collection
Aris Reigns: The Kingdom of Vampires (e) Devin Morgan PNR - Infinity DiariesTrilogy 1
Rooms (D - Adult) Lauren Oliver Gh
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction Terry Pratchett Collection
Doctor Who: K-9 Light-and-Sound Figurine and Illustrated Book Running Press SF - Doctor Who
Julia (h2tp) Peter Straub Psy/H
Whatever Lola Wants George Szanto LF/Mythology
The Hawley Book of the Dead (D) Chrysler Szarlan F/R
Lethal Code Thomas Waite CyberTh
The Prophecy Con Patrick Weekes F - Rogues of the Republic 2
The Seventh Sigil Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F - Dragon Brigade 3
Refuge After the Collapse Scott B. Williams Th/PA Pulse 2
Soulminder Timothy Zahn SF



September 24, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Darkness (e) Laurann Dohner PNR - New Species 12
Midway Relics and Dying Breeds: A Tor.Com Original (e) Seanan McGuire SF



September 25, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dark Deceit (K e) Lauren Dawes FR



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



F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
FT - Fairy Tale
Gh - Ghosts
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies


The View From Monday - February 17, 2014


Happy Monday! We've had a lot of snow lately. I'd say too much snow actually and more on the way tomorrow. Being snowed in does not mean more reading. It means shoveling! I'm ready for winter to be over. Hope that if you've had bad weather lately that you are staying safe and warm.



The View From Monday - February 17, 2014



It's a light release week with 2 debuts.

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell;

and

Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:


Reflected (Silver 3) by Rhiannon Held;

and

Dog-Gone (Pax Arcana eNovella) by Elliott James.



February 17, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Demon by My Side (e) Victoria Davies PNR



February 18, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Horus Rising (ri) Dan Abnett F - Horus Heresy 1
The Unremembered Empire Dan Abnett F -Horus Heresy 27
Halo: Silentium (h2tp) Greg Bear SF
Reflected Rhiannon Held UF - Silver 3
Dog-Gone (e) Elliott James UF - Pax Arcana Novella
True to the Highlander Barbara Longley TTR - Loch Moigh 1
Twilight Watch Sergei Lukyanenko UF - Night Watch 3
With Silent Screams Steve McHugh F - Hellequin Chronicles 3
The Chopping Block John Passarella UF - Grimm 2
DemonWars: First Heroes: The Highwayman and The Ancient R. A. Salvatore F - Saga of the First King Omnibus
Vampire Most Wanted Lynsay Sands PNR - Argeneau 20
The Book of Heaven Patricia Storace LF/F
The Gates of Babylon Michael Wallace Ap - Righteous 6
Like a Mighty Army David Weber SF - Safehold 7



February 19, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Price of Doing Business: A Tor.Com Original (e) D. B. Jackson HistF - Thieftaker Chronicles
Résumé with Monsters William Browning Spencer H/Satire



February 20, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
While Beauty Slept (D) Elizabeth Blackwell F
Moth and Spark (D) Anne Leonard F
Confluence - The Trilogy: Child of the River, Ancients of Days, Shrine of Stars Paul McAuley SF - Confluence
Influx Daniel Suarez SF/Th



February 21, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Science Fiction TV J. P. Telotte HC - Routledge Television Guidebook



D - Debut
e - eBook
h2tp -
ri - Reissue or Reprint

Ap - Apocalyptic
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HC - History and Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy

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