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2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors

2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors

There are four debuts this month for you to choose from. Let me know in the comments what book you read for January and what you plan on reading for February.

Midnight RiotBen AaronovtichUF - Rivers of London 1
Darkness DawnsDianne DuvallPNR - Immortal Guardians 1
First Grave on the RightDarynda JonesPRS - Charley Davidson 1
FatedRebecca ZanettiPNR - Dark Protectors 1

Please note the Laurie London's novel Bonded By Blood was initially listed as a February release. It was released in January. You can still read it as a January read. Details are below.

Midnight Riot
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Series: Rivers of London 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (February 1, 2011)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0-345-52425-6
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut AuthorsProbationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.

You can read my review of Midnight Riot here.

Darkness Dawns
Author: Dianne Duval
Series: Immortal Guardians 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra (February 1, 2011)
Price: $6.99
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4201-1861-2
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors
In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts…where passion can last forever, if you’re willing to pay the price…

Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control…

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect…

First Grave on the Right
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson 1
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (February 1, 2011)
Price: $22.99
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-312-66275-2
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.

Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors 1
Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Brava (February 22, 2011)
Price: $14.00
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-7582-5923-3
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors Marry Me

Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she’s used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But “whatever it takes” has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem…

Or Else

Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he’s there to protect Cara and Janie. He also says that he’s a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he’s had that long to practice…

 From January:
Bonded by Blood
Author: Laurie London
Series: Sweetblood 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (January 18, 2011)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-03737754462011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors
Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.

For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her….

February 2011 Book Releases

Here is my list of February 2011 releases. I've readded the genre listing. Covers for anthologies are below. If there is something that I've missed, please leave a comment below. Also note that this list is always under revision.  [Updated January 28, 2011]

February 1, 2011

Midnight RiotBen AaronovtichUF - Rivers of London 1
ZombiesqueStephen L. Antczak (ed)
James C. Bassett (ed)
Martin H. Greenberg (ed)
Haunting JasmieAnjali BanerjeePNR
Raven's QuestAnya BastEF
The Sea Thy MistressElizabeth BearF - Edda of Burdens 3
BlackveilKristen BritainF - Green Rider 4
UnseenRachel CaineUF - Outcast Season 3
Love BitesTori CarringtonPM - Sofie Metropolis 5
The Werewolf UpstairsAshlyn ChasePNR
Storm of ReckoningDoranna DurginPNR - The Reckoners 2
Darkness DawnsDianne DuvalllPNR - Immortal Guardians 1
Jane Goes BattyMichael Thomas FordUF  
Halfway HexedKimberly FrostUF - Southern Witch Book 3
Forest Moon RisingP.R. FrostUF - Tess Noncoire 4
Blood WyneYasmine GalernornUF - Otherworld 9
Witch BreedAlan GibbonsYA - Hell's Underground 4
The Midnight Mayor*Kate GriffinUF - Matthew Swift 2
CloserRoderick Gordon
Brian Williams
YA - Tunnels 4
Visions of MagicRegan HastingsPNR - The Awakening 1
Pandora Gets AngryCarolyn HennesyYA - Mythic Miss-Adventures 5
Road Trip of the Living Dead**Mark HenryUF - Amanda Feral 3
First Grave on the RightDarynda JonesPRS - Charley Davidson 1
Curiosity Thrilled The CatSofie KellyPM - Magical Cats Mysteries 1
License to EnsorcellKatherine KerrUF - Nola O'Grady 1
PrimalLora Leigh, Michelle Rowen, Jory Strong
Ava Gray
UprisingSean McCabeUF - Vampire Federation 1
Reaper's JusticeSarah McCartyPHR - Reapers 1
EvenfallLiz MichalskiUF
Moon BurningLucy MonroePNR - Children of the Moon 3
The Demon Trapper's DaughterJana OliverYA - Demon Trappers 1
Blood of the RoseKate PearcePHR - Tudor Vampire Chronicles 2
666 Park AvenueGabriella PierceUF
Siren's SurrenderDevyn QuinnPNR - Dark Tides 2
Retromancer*Robert RankinF
Mists of VelvetSophie RenwickPNR - Immortals of Annwyn 2
NightshadeMichelle RowenPNR - Nightshade 1
On the HuntGena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen,
Deidre Knight
PNR - Anthology
Where Angels Fear to Tread**Thomas E. SniegoskiUF - Remy Chandler 3
The Curse-Maker*Kelli StanleyUF - Arcturus 1
Angel's VerdictMary StantonPM - Beaufort and Company Mystery 4
Absolutely, PositivelyHeather WebberPNR - Lucy Valentine 3
Jack: Secret Circles**F. Paul WilsonYA - Repairman Jack 2
Jack: Secret VengeanceF. Paul WilsonYA - Repairman Jack 3

February 7, 2011

The HeroesJoe AbercromieF

February 8, 2011

The End TimeP.W. CataneseYA - Books of Umber 3
A Discovery of WitchesDeborah HarknessUF
Zombie Ohio: A Tale of the UndeadScott KenemoreH
Silver SmokeMonica LeonelleYA - Seven Halos 1
The Iron WitchKaren MahoneyYA

February 15, 2011

Dreams of a Dark WarriorKresley ColePNR - Immortals After Dark 11
Desires of the DeadKimberly DertingYA - Body Finder 2
The Guardian Connie HallPNR
The Desert of SoulsHoward Andrew JonesFM
AftertimeSophie LittlefieldPNR
The Truth About VampiresTheresa MeyersPNR
AngelfireCourtney Allison MoultonYA - Angelfire 1
Voices of DragonsCarrie VaughnYA

February 17, 2011

The Republic of ThievesScott LynchF - Gentleman Bastard 3

February 21, 2011

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages*Tom HoltUF

February 22, 2011

American VampireJennifer ArmintroutPNR
Serpent's StormAmber BensonUF - Calliope Reaper-Jones 3
King's JusticeMaurice BroaddusUF - Knights of Breton Court 2
The RememberingSteve CashF - The Meq 3
A Touch MortalLeah CliffordYA
This Side of the GraveJeaniene FrostUF - Cat & Bones 5
Xombie: ApocalypsoWalter GreatshellUF - Xombies 3
UnnaturalMichael GriffoYA - Unnatural 1
Flirt*Laurell K. HamiltonUF - Anita Blake 18
How to Flirt with a Naked WerewolfMolly HarperPNR - Naked Werewolf 1
Pale DemonKim HarrisonUF - The Hollows 9
Dragon HavenRobin HobbF - Rain Wilds 2
Darkness Becomes HerKelly KeatonYA
The Iron ThornCaitlin KittredgeYA - The Iron Codex 1
The Red Heart of Jade*Marjorie M. LiuPRS - Dirk & Steele 3
Truth or DemonKathy Love
Darkest MercyMelissa MarrYA - Wicked Lovely 5
ResolveMelissa MarrYA - Wicked Lovely Desert Tales 3
Healing the HighlanderMelissa MayhuePHR - Daughters of the Glen 7
Iron CrownedRichelle MeadUF - Dark Swan 3
Hunger UntamedPamela PalmerPNR - Feral Warriors 5
Etched in BoneAdrian PhoenixUF - Maker's Song 4
Tortall and Other LandsTamora PierceF - Tortall (short stories)
Dead WatersAnton StroutUF - Simon Canderous 4
Dead StreetsTim WaggonerUF - Matt Richter 2
The Raven QueenJules Watson
Rogue OracleAlayna WilliamsUF - Delphic Oracle 2
FatedRebecca ZanettiPNR - Dark Protectors 1

** MMPB release

F - Fantasy
FM - Fantasy Mystery
H - Horror
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult


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