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Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


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


Levi Black (J.R. Tuck) (2012)

Black Goat Blues
The Mythos War 2
Tor Books, November 7, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Levi Black delivers in Black Goat Blues, the Lovecraft-inspired sequel to the dark fantasy Red Right Hand, which Jonathan Maberry calls "A perfect blend of old-school horror and modern storytelling sorcery."

In Red Right Hand, Charlie Tristan Moore was thrust into a nightmarish world of lurking Lovecraftian horrors when The Man In Black, a diabolical Elder God, chose her as his unwilling Acolyte. Discovering her own power, Charlie ultimately defied The Man In Black, but at a cost.

Now armed with a magic coat made from the skin of a flayed angel, Charlie is out to destroy The Man In Black and save her boyfriend Daniel—and she doesn’t care how many bloodthirsty gods and monsters get in her way...





Lara Elena Donnelly (2017)

Amberlough
Amberlough Dossier 1
Tor Books, February 13, 2018
Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Hardcover and eBook, February 7, 2017

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city in Lara Elena Donnelly’s glam spy thriller debut


“Exploring the roots of hatred, nationalism, and fascism, while at the same time celebrating the diversity, love, romance, fashion, and joy the world is capable of producing.” —Bookriot

Introducing…

The Smuggler: By day, Aristide Makricosta is the emcee for Amberlough City’s top nightclub. By night, he moves drugs and refugees under the noses of crooked cops.

The Spy: Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, but after a disastrous mission abroad, he makes a dangerous choice to protect himself…and hopefully Aristide too.

The Dancer: Streetwise Cordelia Lehane, burlesque performer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, could be the key to Cyril’s plans—if she can be trusted.

As the twinkling marquees lights yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means — and people — necessary. Including each other.

“James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.” —Holly Black

“Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world.” —Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award

“Astonishing first novel!” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner





Eowyn Ivey (2012)

To the Bright Edge of the World
Back Bay Books, August 29, 2017
Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Hardcover and eBook, August 2, 2016

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him.

The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives.

Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder?

The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16


This is the sixteenth 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.



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Kameron Hurley (2011)

Empire Ascendant
Worldbreaker Saga 2
Angry Robot, November 1, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
Trade Paperback and eBook, October 6, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide…

Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.

Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable –magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.

But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?

In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.

File Under: Fantasy


The Stars Are Legion
Saga Press, February 7, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Set within a system of decaying world-ships travelling through deep space, this breakout novel of epic science fiction follows a pair of sisters who must wrest control of their war-torn legion of worlds—and may have to destroy everything they know in order to survive.

On the outer rim of the universe, a galactic war has been waged for centuries upon hundreds of world-ships. But these worlds will continue to die through decay and constant war unless a desperate plan succeeds.

Anat, leader of the Katazyrna world-ship and the most fearsome raiding force on the Outer Rim, wants peace. To do so she offers the hand of her daughter, Jayd, to her rival. Jayd has dreamed about leading her mother’s armies to victory her whole life—but she has a unique ability, and that makes her leverage, not a leader. As Anat convinces her to spend the rest of her life wed to her family’s greatest enemy, it is up to Jayd’s sister Zan—with no stomach for war—to lead the cast off warriors she has banded together to victory and rescue Jayd. But the war does not go at all as planned…

In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about familial love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre’s most imaginative new writers.





Amy Impellizzeri (2014)

Secrets of Worry Dolls
Wyatt-MacKenzie, December 1, 2016
Trade Paperback, 284 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the Worry Dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you—therefore, it follows that Worry Dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets . . .

On the eve of the end of the world—according to the Mayan calendar—Mari Guarez Roselli’s secrets are being unraveled by her daughter, Lu.

Lu’s worry dolls are at-capacity as she tries to outrun the ghosts from her past—including loved ones stolen on 9/11—by traveling through her mother’s homeland of Guatemala, to discover the painful reasons behind her own dysfunctional childhood, and why she must trust in the magic of the legend.





Emmi Itäranta (2014)

The Weaver
Harper Voyager, November 1, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
The author of the critically acclaimed Memory of Water returns with this literary ecological tale in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin and Sheri S. Tepper, in which an innocent young woman becomes entangled in a web of ancient secrets and deadly lies that lie at the dark center of her prosperous island world.

Eliana is a model citizen of the island, a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs. She also harbors a dangerous secret—she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive council of elders. No one talks about the dreamers, the undesirables ostracized from society.

But the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house. Robbed of speech by her attackers, the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm: Eliana. Why does this mysterious girl bear her name? What links her to the weaver—and could she hold Eliana’s fate in her hand?

As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn’t understand, the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble, revealing a deep and ancient corruption. Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets, Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her. To save herself and those she loves, she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness: her dreams.





Eowyn Ivey (2012)

To the Bright Edge of the World
Little, Brown and Company, August 2, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him.

The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives.

Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder?

The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever.





Benedict Jacka (2012)

Bound 
An Alex Verus Novel 8
Ace, April 4, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Mage Alex Verus is caught between a rock and a hard place in the eighth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Burned.

Right now I wasn’t seeing Richard as the teacher out of my nightmares, he was just another Dark mage, and I looked into the future to see what would happen if I turned that knife on him instead…

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He’s been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, he’s forced to bring the Light mage Anne into this servitude as well.

After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never thought his life would be spared—and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out…

Interview with Eowyn Ivey - February 2, 2012

Please welcome Eowyn Ivey to The Qwillery as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. The Snow Child, Eowyn's debut, was published yesterday, February 1, 2012. 


TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Eowyn:  I have very good hearing – my family jokes that I have the ears of a bat. But it’s actually kind of a curse. When I first sit down to write, the littlest noise irritates me to the point that I can’t focus. I’ll be begging everyone, please stop walking around, please turn down the TV, in fact, just turn it off. But once I’m swallowed up in the story and writing away, it’s like I go deaf. Loud music, daughters arguing -- I can’t hear a thing.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Eowyn:  This is a difficult question for me, because I’m such an avid reader – I have many favorite writers, and I keep finding more. Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine was probably the first book that really stunned me, that made me want to be a better writer. Wallace Stegner, Jonathan Safran Foer, Annie Proulx, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, Marilynne Robinson, Larry McMurtry … I could keep going on and on. I also find poetry incredibly inspiring to the writing process. Some of my favorite poets: Olena Kalytiak Davis, Seamus Heaney, John Haines, Mary Oliver. See, you’re going to have a hard time shutting me up.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Eowyn:  I hate to be wishy-washy, but I would have to say a bit of both. I like to have a rough outline in my head, but it constantly changes. I like to have some idea of the narrative arc, but I’m not afraid to let the story take its own path – in fact, I love it when that happens. It’s the same with characters – I’ll try to sketch them out some, but I want them to surprise me. Writing is the most thrilling to me when it’s about discovery.

TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Eowyn:  Making time for it. Like everyone else, I have the normal daily demands of work, family schedules, etc. We have a rural lifestyle with its own demands, and we’re building our own house out-of-pocket as we live in it. But it’s more than all that. I enjoy a lot of different pastimes. I like to read, and go to the opera, and sled, and hike, and hunt and fish and make wildberry jam, and visit with friends and family, and sometimes knit. And did I mention, I love to read. I am easily sidetracked by all these other fun things. But once I’m absorbed in my story, it’s so exciting that I wonder why I don’t spend more time doing it.

TQ:  Describe The Snow Child in 140 characters or less.

Eowyn:  Ah, a bookish tweet! “1920 Alaska. Jack & Mabel isolated and sad. Until they build a child of snow, then catch sight of a little girl running through the forest.”

TQ:  What inspired you to write The Snow Child?

Eowyn:  I work as a bookseller at Fireside Books here in Alaska, and one night I was shelving when I came across a children’s illustrated version of the classic Russian fairy tale of the snow maiden. I read it standing there in the store, and I knew this was it. This was the plot line I had always been looking for. It was a magical story set in a landscape that could be my own backyard. I ended up abandoning an entirely different novel I had been working on for five years, and in less than a year I had a first draft of The Snow Child.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do for The Snow Child?

Eowyn:  It’s funny, because it never felt like research. I was just following my own fascination. After I stumbled on that children’s book of Snegurochka, I discovered many different versions told over hundreds of years in Russian lacquer paintings, opera and ballet. All of it fueled my imagination. In terms of Jack and Mabel’s life on their homestead, it was informed by my own. My husband and I grew up in Alaska. We have a vegetable garden, hunt moose and caribou for our own meat, gather wild berries, heat our home with a woodstove, and try to live a somewhat self-sufficient lifestyle. When I wrote about Jack field dressing a moose, I didn’t have to do any research – we do that every autumn.

TQ:  Who was the easiest character to write and why? Hardest and why?

Eowyn:  Esther, although she came to me late in the process, was the easiest character to write. I loved her from the beginning, and she was a wonderful relief from the sort of sad, somber mood in Jack and Mabel’s house. I’ve known a lot of Alaskan women like her, so she was like an old friend. Perhaps predictably, the snow child Faina was the most challenging character. She was a great lesson to me as a writer – the information you withhold from your reader is as important as what you share. I have pages and pages about her from earlier drafts that I ultimately discarded because I knew I needed to trust my readers and allow their imaginations to work.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in The Snow Child?

Eowyn:  The scenes in the wilderness -- Jack’s moose, Faina leading Mabel into the mountains. These are the places I know and love, so it was a joy to me to be able to write about them. I like novels that sweep me away to a faraway place, and I wanted to be able to do that for other people. I wanted to bring readers to Alaska and show them what I admire and fear about it.

TQ:  What's next?

Eowyn:  My next novel shares some similarities with The Snow Child. It’s set in historic Alaska and has some fantastical elements. But I’m imagining this next one as something a bit more epic and adventurous. In the meantime, I’m still having a lot of fun with The Snow Child. I’ve been doing some traveling far from Alaska – Winter Institute in New Orleans, an event in Denver at the fabulous Tattered Cover, and a visit to the England and Scotland to promote the book there.

TQ: Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.



Read Eowyn's guest blog about The Snow Child here.


About The Snow Child

The Snow Child
Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown (February 1, 2012)
Hardcover, 400 pages

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.





About Eowyn

Eowyn LeMay Ivey grew up in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. Her debut novel, The Snow Child, will be published Feb. 1 by Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown & Co. It is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for 2012, and The Christian Science Monitor named it one of six must-read books for 2012. The Snow Child will be released in more than a dozen countries. Eowyn works part-time as a bookseller at Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska.

Eowyn's Links:

Website
Letters from Alaska (blog)
Facebook
Twitter


Some Foreign Covers

The View From Monday - January 30, 2012

It's the last Monday in January! January has been incredibly busy here and has flown by. February will be jam-packed as well. The Qwillery is ending January and will start February with a lot of 2012 Debut Author goodness!

Monday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Myke Cole. Control Point (Shadow Ops 1) will be published on January 31, 2012. The Control Point cover by Michael Komarck is devastating the competition in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for January! Go vote.

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with David Tallerman. Giant Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco 1), David's debut, will be published on January 31, 2012.

Wednesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Elisabeth Staab. Elisabeth's debut, King of Darkness (Chronicles of Yavn 1), will be published on February 7, 2012.

Thursday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Eowyn Ivey. The Snow Child, Eowyn's debut, will be published on February 1, 2012.

Friday - Guest post by Laura Kaye. In the Service of the King (Vampire Warrior Kings 1), an e-novella,  will be published on February 1, 2012. North of Need (Hearts of the Anemoi 1) was published in November 2011.

Saturday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Tes Hilaire. Tes' debut, Deliver Me From Darkness (Paladin Warriors 1), will be published on February 7, 2012.

Sunday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Post by David Constantine. The Pillars of Hercules, David's debut, will be published in March 2012.


Here's the book list for this week. There are a lot of books to choose from. And to help you shop, you can find a printable PDF of this week's book by clicking here. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)."


January 31, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Faceless
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Simon Bestwick H
The Witch's Daughter (h2tp)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Paula Brackston F
River Marked (h2mm)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Patricia Briggs UF - Mercy Thompson 6
Control Point (d)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Myke Cole MSF - Shadow Ops 1
All Things Wicked
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Karina Cooper PNR - Dark Mission 3
Deception
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
William C. Dietz SF - Mass Effect 4
The Sacred Band (h2mm)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
David Anthony Durham EF - Acacia Trilogy 3
The Plain Man (h2mm)
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Steve Englehart F - Max August 3
High Bloods
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John Farris UF
Lair of the Lion (ri)
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Christine Feehan PNR
The Crucible of Empire
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Eric Flint
K.D. Wentworth
SF - Jao 2
Undone Deeds
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Mark Del Franco UF - Connor Grey 6
A Devil Named Desire
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Terri Garey PNR - Devil's Bargain 2
Darkest Highlander
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Donna Grant PNR - Dark Sword 6
Third Grave Dead Ahead
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Darynda Jones UF - Charley Davidson 3
Intensity (ri)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Dean Koontz H
Shadows West
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Joe R. Lansdale
John L. Lansdale
H - Story Collection
Earthblood & Other Stories
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Keith Laumer
Rosel George Brown
Eric Flint (ed)
SF
Carousel Tides (ri)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Sharon Lee UF
Burned
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
J. F. Lewis UF - Void City 4
A Little Night Magic
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Lucy March PNR
His Dark Bond
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Anne Marsh PNR - Fallen Angel 2
Greatshadow
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
James Maxey EF - Dragon Apocalypse 1
The Questing Road (h2mm)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Lyn McConchie EF - Questing Road 1
When We Were Executioners
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
J.M. McDermott F - Dogland Trilogy 2
Wrong Side of Dead
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Kelly Meding UF - Dreg City 4
Embassytown (h2tp)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
China Mieville SF
Kings of the North (h2mm)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Elizabeth Moon EF - Paladin's Legacy 2
The Unremembered (h2mm)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Peter Orullian F - Vault of Heaven 1
The Quantum Thief (h2mm)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Hannu Rajaniemi SF - Quantum Thief 1
Sadie Walker Is Stranded
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Madeleine Roux H
Heir of Novron
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Michael J. Sullivan EF - Riyria Revelations
(omnibus)
Giant Thief (d)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
David Tallerman EF - Tales of Easie Damasco 1
The Great Game
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Lavie Tidhar SPTh - Bookman Histories 3
After the Golden Age (h2mm)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Carrie Vaughn UF
In Fire Forged
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
David Weber SF - Worlds of Honor 5



February 1, 2011
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dream Space
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Julie Armstrong F
Firelight (d)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Kristen Callihan PNR - Darkest London 1
Ember (e)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Kristen Callihan PNR - Firelight Prequel
Zombiestan
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Mainak Dhar H
The Thing on the Shore
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Tom Fletcher H
Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention (ri)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Paul Guinan
Anina Bennett
SP
The Snow Child (d)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Eowyn Ivey F
In the Service of the King (e)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Laura Kaye PER - Vampire Warrior Kings 1
Sun of Apollo
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Darab Lawyer
Clinton Libbey
SF - Revelation 911
Eyes Like Leaves
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Charles de Lint F
The Dread
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Gail Z. Martin EF - Fallen Kings Cycle 2
Nocturnal Whispers (e)
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Caridad Pineiro PER - novella



February 2, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Lost Goddess
The View From Monday - January 30, 2012
Tom Knox Th w/ PE



d - Debut
e - Ebook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback


EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
MSF - Military Science Fiction
PE - Paranormal Elements
PER - Paranormal Erotic Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPTh - Steampunk Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFN - Urban Fantasy Noir

Guest Blog by Eowyn Ivey - The Snow Child

Please welcome Eowyn Ivey to The Qwillery as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blogs. The Snow Child, Eowyn's debut novel, will be published on February 1, 2012 by Reagan Arthur Books / Little, Brown & Co.


Thank you so much to The Qwillery for inviting me here today. This is my first official guest blog as I near the publication date of my debut novel, The Snow Child. The novel has already been released in Italy, Spain, Norway and France, but I’m waiting with nervous excitement for its publication here in the United States on Feb. 1.

The Snow Child is a novel for adults based on the classic Russian fairy tale, Snegurochka. In the original tale, an old man and woman have one great sorrow – they’ve never had a child of their own. But one night they build a little girl out of snow, and she comes to life.

Like many people, I’ve always been fascinated by fairy tales. They seem to offer a glimpse into the subconscious, our fears and passions. They are simple and yet layered with a kind of poetic significance.

Another element that drew me to the Snegurochka storyline is my love of the fantastical. As a young reader, I devoured the books of David Eddings, Charles de Lint, Madeleine L'Engle, and Robert Asprin. But as much I loved the worlds they created, ultimately I didn’t want to escape to somewhere else – I wanted to imagine what it would be like if magic came to my own backyard.

I grew up in Alaska as an avid reader, but as much as I read, I rarely came across stories set in a landscape anything like my own. We live surrounded by wilderness and mountains, and for much of the year the land is frozen in snow and ice and darkness.

Several years ago, I discovered a children’s version of Snegurochka at the bookstore where I work, and I realized I had found it – a way to bring enchantment into the landscape I know and love. That was one of my greatest joys in writing The Snow Child. My novel follows Jack and Mabel as they come to Alaska to homestead in 1920. They are lonely and sad and struggling to survive. But one night they make a child out of snow; the next morning the figure is gone, but they catch sight of a little girl running through the spruce forest.

I have read nearly compulsively since I was a child, and now working at a bookstore here in Alaska, I spend my days with books, new and used, classic and modern. Contemplating them all, it would be easy to believe that every story has already been told, and in part I think that is true. But I believe we can bring our unique experiences to the page and tell these old stories in our own way. Perhaps that is where we find the magic.


About The Snow Child

The Snow Child
Reagan Arthur Books (February 1, 2012)
Hardcover, 400 pages

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.





About Eowyn

Eowyn LeMay Ivey grew up in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. Her debut novel, The Snow Child, will be published Feb. 1 by Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown & Co. It is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for 2012, and The Christian Science Monitor named it one of six must-read books for 2012. The Snow Child will be released in more than a dozen countries. Eowyn works part-time as a bookseller at Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska.

Eowyn's Links:

Website
Letters from Alaska (blog)
Facebook
Twitter


Some Foreign Covers

Look for a 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Eowyn on February 2, 2012.

The View From Monday - January 9, 2012

It's Monday again. These Mondays happen with frightening regularity. This is another very busy week at The Qwillery!

Monday - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour with Virna DePaul.

Tuedsay - 2012 Debut Author Guest Blog by Eowyn IveyThe Snow Child, Eowyn's debut novel, will be published on February 1, 2012.

Wednesday - Interview with Alix RickloffHeir of Danger (Heirs of Kilronan Trilogy 3) was published on December 27, 2011.

Thursday - Inverview with Kendra Leigh Castle. Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties 2) was published on January 1, 2012.

Friday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Jason Heller. Taft 2012, Jason's debut novel, will be published on January 17, 2012.

Saturday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Daniel O'Malley. The Rook, Daniel's debut novel, will be published on January 11, 2012.


Because there are just a few books out this week, there is no PDF shopping list.  However, if I hunt around and find more releases, this post will be updated to include those releases and a shopping list.

January 10, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Nameless (d)
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Kyle Chais F
The Fat Years
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Koonchung Chan SF
Lothaire
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 12
The Liminal People
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Ayize Jama-Everett SFT
Catacombs (h2tp)
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Anne McCaffrey,
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
SF - Barque Cats 2
Three Science Fiction Novellas: From Prehistory to the End of Mankind
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
J.-H. Rosny SF - Early Classics of Science Fiction



January 11, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Rook (d)
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Daniel O'Malley UF



January 12, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Come In and Cover Me
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Gin Phillips F/H



d - debut
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback

F - Fantasy
H - Horror
PNR  - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFT - Science Fiction Thriller
Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC AuthorsWhat's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16Interview with Eowyn Ivey - February 2, 2012The View From Monday - January 30, 2012Guest Blog by Eowyn Ivey - The Snow ChildThe View From Monday - January 9, 2012

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