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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
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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.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4


This is the fourth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and any upcoming works for 2016. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year she/he was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.

Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.



Sara Humphreys (2011)

Brave the Heart
The McGuire Brothers 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 1, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The only fire he can't put out...
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent.

Is the torch he carries for her...
Jordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems.


The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire
Dead in the City 4
Sourcebooks Casablanca, January 5, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Book 4 of the Dead in the City series

Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires…

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux—the most badass punk rock chick in town—the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body...
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake—the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.




Kameron Hurley (2011)

The Corpse Archives
May 6, 2015
eBook, 30 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In this short story, a young person tossed into a work camp and categorized as an "imperfect text" becomes an archivist in charge of a historical library etched on human bodies.


Elephants and Corpes: A Tor.com Origional
Tor Books, May 13, 2015
eBook, 25 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The corpse-jumping body mercenary Nev is used to filling other people's shoes. When his assistant Tera recognizes the most recent waterlogged cadaver they bought off the street, though, he finds that his new body is carrying more trouble than he bargained for.


Empire Ascendant
Worldbreaker Saga 2
Angry Robot, October 6, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
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 [ Empire on Fire | Duplicates at War | The Royal Exchange | All Will Fall ]


The Geek Feminist Revolution
Tor Books, May 31, 2016
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 272 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley.

The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume.

Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and others on the rise of women in genre, her passion for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing.


Note:  The Stars are Legion, a standalone space opera, is planned for Fall 2016 by Saga Press.




John Hornor Jacobs (2011)

The Incorruptibles
Incorruptibles 1
Gollancz, October 1, 2015
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
eBook, August 14, 2014

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders into their territory. The mercenaries know this is dangerous, deadly work. But it is what they do.

In the boat the drunk governor of the territories and his sons and daughters make merry. They believe that their status makes them untouchable. They are wrong. And with them is a mysterious, beautiful young woman, who is the key to peace between warring nations and survival for the Empire. When a callow mercenary saves the life of the Governor on an ill-fated hunting party, the two groups are thrown together.

For Fisk and Shoe - two tough, honourable mercenaries surrounded by corruption, who know they can always and only rely on each other - their young companion appears to be playing with fire. The nobles have the power, and crossing them is always risky.

And although love is a wonderful thing, sometimes the best decision is to walk away. Because no matter how untouchable or deadly you may be, the stretchers have other plans.


Foreign Devils
Incorruptibles 2
Gollancz, September 17, 2015
eBook, 480 pages
Trade Paperback, May 3, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The world is on the brink of war.

Fisk and Shoe - mercenaries, very much not wanting to get caught in the middle of a political whirlwind - must deliver a very important message, and find a very dangerous man. They have caught the eye of the powerful men of the world, and now the stakes are higher than they like.

And the Emperor has decreed that Livia Cornelius, pregnant with Fisk's child, must travel to the far lands of the Autumn Lords on a diplomatic mission. It will mean crossing half the world, and facing new dangers. And in the end, she will uncover the shocking truth at the heart of the Autumn Lords' Empire.

A truth which will make the petty politics of war and peace unimportant, and will change the world.




Hannah Jayne (2011)

The Escape
Sourcebooks Fire, July 7, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 256 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out….

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher—disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still-missing Adam.…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear: No one can escape the truth.


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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Four of today’s most intriguing paranormal authors entice readers deep into the shadows, where vampires, immortals, and other supernatural creatures heat up the night...

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

Scorpius Rising by Rebecca Zanetti

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

Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall

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

Stake Out by Hannah Jayne

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




Darynda Jones (2011)

Eighth Grave After Dark
Charley Davidson 8
St. Martin's Paperbacks, October 6, 2015
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 19, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of my life
is to serve as a cautionary tale to others.
-T-shirt

Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they've made Charley their target. And so she takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. Of course, if hellhounds aren't enough, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent.

Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley's tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full...but also tied.


Brighter Than the Sun
A Reyes Alexander Farrow Story
St. Martin's Press, October 6, 2015
eBook, 85 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...

Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him.


The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Charley Davidson 9
St. Martin's Press, January 5, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages
Mass Market Paperback, May 31, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In a small village in New York Charley Davidson is living as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her-even from her new and trusted friends-the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.


The Curse of the Tenth Grave
Charley Davidson 10
St. Martin's Press, June 28, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers?

Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well...


We (Heart) the Holidays
   Many Authors
Bemis Promotions, October 18, 2015
eBook, 83 pages
[free eBook]

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
We romance authors love our readers, and this humble holiday cookbook--in which we share a few stories and recipes we genuinely use during the holidays--is a small, heartfelt token of our tremendous appreciation for you. Thank you from the bottom of our collective heart for loving romance. Thank you for being the best readers on the planet. Thank you for believing that reaching out and telling someone you love them matters. May we all change the world for the better in our own little way this holiday season, even if it's through making a cookie from this cookbook and sharing it with a friend, a neighbor, your children, or a stranger. XOXO from the We (Heart) the Holidays cookbook gang.

The View From Monday - August 4, 2014


A very Happy first Monday in August to all. I hope everyone is finding time to read. It seems that things are more hectic in the summer - at least for me! I did manage to find time to see Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday. It is an extremely fun movie. We'll be seeing it again soon.



The View From Monday - August 4, 2014



There are 2 debuts this week:

The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo della Quercia. You may read a terrific interview with Jacopo here.

and

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground .5) by Kait Ballenger;

Guarded (Tidewater 2) by Mary Behre;

Broken Souls (Eric Carter 2) by Stephen Blackmoore;

The Ghost Bride by Yangze Choo is out in Trade Paperback;

Under the Final Moon (Underworld Detection Agency 6) by Hannah Jayne;

and

The Stolen (An American Fairie Tale 1) by Bishop O'Connell is out in print.



August 4, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Shadow Hunter (e) Kait Ballenger PNR - Execution Underground .5
Rings of Anubis: A Folley & Mallory Adventure E. Catherine Tobler SPR - Rings of Anubis 1 and 2



August 5, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Widow's House Daniel Abraham F - The Dagger and the Coin 4
Crave the Night Lara Adrian PNR - Midnight Breed 12
Hilldiggers Neal Asher SF - Polity
Shadow Born James Axler SF - Outlanders 70
Guarded Mary Behre UF - Tidewater 2
Dust and Light Carol Berg F - Sanctuary 1
Broken Souls Stephen Blackmoore UF - Eric Carter 2
Shadows E. C. Blake F - Masks of Aygrima 2
The Ghost Bride (h2tp) Yangsze Choo HistF/Gh
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade: A Tor.Com Original John Chu SF
Dark Skye Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 14
The Arrows of Time Greg Egan SF - Orthogonal 3
Assail Ian C. Esslemont F - Malazan Empire  6
Dark Wolf (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 24
Slow Train to Arcturus
(h2tp) (ri)
Eric Flint
Dave Freer
SF
Trial by Fire Charles E. Gannon SF - Caine Riordan 2
Kissed by the Wave Serena Gilley PNR - Forbidden Realm 1
Severed Souls Terry Goodkind F - Richard and Kahlan 3
Severed Souls - Leather Bound Terry Goodkind F - Richard and Kahlan 3
The Magician's Land Lev Grossman F - Magicians Trilogy 3
The Magicians Trilogy Boxed Set Lev Grossman F - Magicians Trilogy
An Apple for the Creature Charlaine Harris (ed)
Toni L.P. Kelner (ed)
P - Anthology
Codex Born (h2mm) Jim C. Hines F - Magic Ex Libris 2
Beauty Bites Mary Hughes PNR - Biting Love 6
The Gist Hunter & Other Stories (ri) Matthew Hughes F - Archonate -  Collection
Under The Final Moon Hannah Jayne UF - Underworld Detective Agency 6
The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit Graham Joyce Sus/Magic
The Guild of Assassins Anna Kashina F - Majat Code 2
Extra Sensory Deception Allison Kingsley PCM - Raven's Nest Bookstore Mystery 4
The House of the Four Winds Mercedes Lackey
James Mallory
F - One Dozen Daughters 1
The God Hunter (e) Tim Lees SF - Field Ops
Blood Games Chloe Neill UF - Chicagoland Vampires 10
The Stolen Bishop O'Connell FT/UF - An American Faerie Tale 1
The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy (D) Jacopo della Quercia HistTh/Hu/SF/SP
The Wandering Dragon Irene Radford F - Children of the Dragon Nimbus Trilogy 3
Isaac Asimov's I Robot: To Obey (h2mm) Mickey Zucker Reichert SF
Revenant Kat Richardson UF - Greywalker 9
Islands of Rage and Hope John Ringo SF - Black Tide Rising 3
Proud Parents Kristopher Rufty H
The Well of Ascension: A Mistborn Novel Brandon Sanderson UF - Mistborn 2
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (D) David Shafer TechnoTh
If Catfish Had Nine Lives Paige Shelton PCM - Country Cooking School Mystery 4
A Plague of Echoes Maynard Sims H - Department 18 #4
Walking In the Midst of Fire (h2tp) Thomas E. Sniegoski UF - Remy Chandler 6
Hero of a Highland Wolf Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Wolf 14
Alien Hunter: Underworld Whitley Strieber SF - Alien Hunter 2
A Beautiful Madness (K-e) Lee Thompson H/Noir
Downfall Rob Thurman UF - Cal Leandros 9
Anarchy (h2tp) James Treadwell F - Advent 2
Dark Lightning John Varley SF - Thunder and Lightning 4
Throne of Stars David Weber
John Ringo
SF - Empire of Man 2



August 6, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
In the Sight of Akresa: A Tor.Com Original (e) Ray Wood FR



August 7, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Night of the Triffids Simon Clark SF



August 9, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Kingdom of Shadow Richard A. Knaak F - Diablo 3


D - Debut
e - eBook
ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
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
HistTh - Historical Thriller
Hu - Humor
P - Paranormal
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy


Another Update on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge Authors - May 11, 2014


As you know I like keeping up with authors who have been previously featured in the Debut Author Challenge. Here is some news for authors who were featured in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge.



Christopher Buehlman

The Lesser Dead
Berkley, October 7, 2014
Hardcover and eBook

Another Update on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge Authors - May 11, 2014
“As much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs), Christopher Buehlman excels in twisting the familiar into newfound dread in his “genre-bending” (California Literary Review) novels. Now the acclaimed author of Those Across the River delivers his most disquieting tale yet…

The secret is, vampires are real and I am one.
The secret is, I’m stealing from you what is most truly yours and I’m not sorry…

New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody—he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city’s sidewalks.

The subways are his playground and his highway, shuttling him throughout Manhattan to bleed the unsuspecting in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park or in the backseats of Checker cabs, or even those in their own apartments who are too hypnotized by sitcoms to notice him opening their windows. It’s almost too easy.

Until one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway. The children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him…or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the undead in the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were.

And neither are the rest of us.
Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Book Depository : Books-A-Million : IndieBound



Kevin Hearne

Heir to the Jedi
LucasBooks, January 13, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

Another Update on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge Authors - May 11, 2014

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

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










Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
Books-A-Million




Sara Humphreys

Vampire Trouble
Dead in the City 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, July 1, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Another Update on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge Authors - May 11, 2014
A fledgling vampire ignites a war...

Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price...until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her.

And that’s not all that heats up...






Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
Books-A-Million
IndieBound




Hannah Jayne

The Dare
Sourcebooks Fire, July 1, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 288 pages

Another Update on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge Authors - May 11, 2014
Two jumped off the pier that night...but only one came back alive

Bryn did everything with her best friend Erica. So when someone dared Erica to jump off the pier one night at Harding Beach, Bryn was right by her side. But when Bryn made it back to the surface, Erica was nowhere to be found. Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from "EricaNShaw" pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn't ready to let go of the past...



Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
Books-A-Million
IndieBound




Also upcoming are


Foxglove Summer (A Rivers of London Novel 5) by Ben Aaronovitch (DAW, October 7, 2014)


The Mirror Empire (Worldbreaker Saga 1) by Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot, August 26, 2014)


Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson 7) by Darynda Jones (St. Martin's Press, October 21, 2014)


More about these novels when I have covers to share.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2


This is the second in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books for 2014. This update covers some of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge authors. Look for What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 3 on The Qwillery later this week.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2



Kevin Hearne

Shattered
The Iron Druid Chronicles 7
Del Rey, June 17, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan.

For nearly two thousand years, there was only one Druid left walking the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword kept him alive while pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.

Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.

And Owen has some catching up to do.

Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki—or merely a pain in the arse.

But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.

As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time . . . three’s a charm.





Douglas Hulick

Sworn in Steel
A Tale of the Kin 2
Roc, May 6, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
It’s been three months since Drothe killed a legend, burned down a portion of the imperial capital, and found himself unexpectedly elevated into the ranks of the criminal elite. As the newest Gray Prince in the underworld, he’s not only gained friends, but also rivals—and some of them aren’t bothered by his newfound title. A prince’s blood, as the saying goes, flows just as red as a beggar’s.

So when another Gray Prince is murdered and all signs point to Drothe as the hand behind the knife, he knows it’s his blood that’s in danger of being spilled. As former allies turn their backs and dark rumors begin to circulate, Drothe is approached by a man who says he can make everything right again. All he wants in exchange is a single favor.

Now Drothe finds himself traveling to the Despotate of Djan, the empire’s long-standing enemy, to search for the friend he betrayed—and the only person who can get him out of this mess. But the grains of sand are running out fast, and even if Drothe can find his friend, he may not be able to persuade him to help in time...





John Hornor Jacobs

The Shibboleth
Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy 2
Carolrhoda Books, March 1, 2014
Hardcover, 408 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
"There are certain shibboleths to our condition."

At the end of the first book of The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy, Jack and Shreve are incarcerado—physically locked up. Shreve's back in the custody of the state of Arkansas, and Jack's somewhere in the clutches of Mr. Quincrux—both problems Shreve aims to rectify.

Cages might hold Shreve's body, but the power that's been growing since his encounter with Quincrux has reached a pinnacle. Nothing can prevent his mind from scaling the etheric heights. Freed from his body, Shreve discovers the magnitude of the evil that's stirring in the east. The wave of insomnia that's paralyzed the nation is only the beginning.

To save Jack—and maybe all of the humanity he no longer feels part of—Shreve has no choice but to join Quincrux and the Society of Extranaturals.




The Incorruptibles is being published in the UK by Gollancz. No word on US publication. The cover is wonderful so I wanted to share it with you:

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2




Hannah Jayne

See Jane Run
Sourcebooks, January 1, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 288 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
I know who you are.

When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it's a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O'Leary hidden inside her baby book.

Riley's parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn't for her safety...but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has.

The only way to know the truth? Find out what happened to Jane O'Leary.











Darynda Jones

Sixth Grave on the Edge
Charley Davidson 6
St. Martin's Press, May 20, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it’s time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn’t come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.

Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she’s used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.





Mark Lawrence

Prince of Fools
Red Queen's War 1
Ace, June 3, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
Hailed as “epic fantasy on a George R. R. Martin scale, but on speed” (Fixed on Fantasy), the Broken Empire trilogy introduced a bold new world of dark fantasy with the story of Jorg Ancrath’s devastating rise to power. Now, Mark Lawrence returns to the Broken Empire with the tale of a less ambitious prince…

The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all.

The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war is coming. Witnesses claim an undead army is on the march, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it’s all a rumor—nothing that will affect him—but he is wrong.

After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey across the Empire to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game, part of a series of moves in the long war—and the Red Queen controls the board.





Will McIntosh

Defenders
Orbit, May 13, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 512 pages

When Earth is invaded by telepathic aliens, humanity responds by creating the defenders. They are the perfect warriors--seventeen feet tall, knowing and loving nothing but war, their minds closed to the aliens. The question is, what do you do with millions of genetically-engineered warriors once the war is won?

A novel of power, alliances, violence, redemption, sacrifice, and yearning for connection, DEFENDERS presents a revolutionary story of invasion, occupation, and resistance.





M. J. Scott

Fire Kin
Half-Light City 4
Roc, May 6, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
[no official description yet]





Gaie Sebold

Shanghai Sparrow
Solaris, April 29, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
Shanghai Sparrow is a Far Eastern steampunk tale of espionage, distant empires and thrilling exploits, with a dynamic heroine.

The British Empire is at war, both within and without.

Eveline Duchen was once a country child, living a life of privilege, touched by the magic that still clings to the woods and fields of Victorian England. Now she is a street urchin in a London where brutal poverty and glittering new inventions exist side by side, living as a thief and con-artist under the wing of the formidable Ma Pether.

Caught in an act of deception, Eveline is faced with Mr Holmforth, a gentleman in the service of Her Majesty’s Government, who offers her a stark choice. Transportation, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service - at Madam Cairngrim’s school for female spies. The school’s regime is harsh. Eveline has already learned harder lessons. She plans to take advantage of everything they can teach her, then go her own way.

But in the fury of the Opium Wars, the British Empire is about to make a devil’s bargain. Eveline’s choices will change the future of her world, and reveal the truth about the death of her sister Charlotte.

Shanghai Sparrow is set in an alternative England and China. It contains Formidable Devices, Fay, Etheric Science, Espionage, Opium, Murder and Bartitsu and may not be suitable for those of a delicate disposition.





Jonathan Wood

No Hero
Arthur Wallace 1
Titan, March 11, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
"What would Kurt Russell do?"

Oxford police detective Arthur Wallace asks himself that question a lot. Because Arthur is no hero. He's a good cop, but prefers that action and heroics remain on the screen, safely performed by professionals.

But then, secretive government agency MI12 comes calling, hoping to recruit Arthur in their struggle against the tentacled horrors from another dimension known as the Progeny.

But Arthur is NO HERO! Can an everyman stand against sanity-ripping cosmic horrors?













Rebecca Zanetti

Forgotten Sins
Sin Brothers 1
Forever, January 28, 2014
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
(previously released as eBook)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside-or who he even is-but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew-one who carries such a deadly secret?



Blind Faith
Sin Brothers 3
Forever, May 6, 2013
eBook, 384 pages

A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .

For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . .

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own-secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . .



Sweet Revenge
Sin Brothers 2
Forever, June 24, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages
(previously released as eBook)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
The One Man She Can't Have

Matt Dean was born to fight . . . and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho . . . and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure.

The One Woman He Can't Resist

Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past-the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything-and everyone-he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?



Tamed
Dark Protectors 6.5
eKensington, May 15, 2014
eNovella

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 2
Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he’s a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He’s not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that’s what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he’s in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life…

After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she’s vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she’s determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies…

Love is about to start conquering…




The View From Monday - August 5, 2013


Happy First Monday in August! Not much summer left now. I'm already thinking of getting school supplies for my small humans (who are not really small). I wish it could stay summer for another month at least!

I've included the August 1st releases with this weeks releases in case you missed the full August release list last week. There are a lot of books and eBooks out this week. You may find a PDF here to print and take shopping with you!



Debuts:

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker;

and

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo.



From former Debut Author Challenge authors:

The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangeway  (St. Croix Chronicles) by Karina Cooper;

Tall, Dark, and Vampire (Dead in the City 1) by Sara Humphreys;

Under A Spell (Underworld Detection Agency 5) by Hannah Jayne;

and

Emperor of Thorns (Broken Empire 3) by Mark Lawrence.



The View From Monday - August 5, 2013




August 1, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic (D) Emily Croy Barker F
The First Bird: Episode 3 (Kindle e) Greig Beck H
The First Bird: Episode 3 Greig Beck H
The First Bird: Omnibus Edition Greig Beck H
The Days of the Deer Liliana Bodoc F - Saga of the Borderlands 1
Against Gravity (ri) Gary Gibson SF
Angel Stations (ri) Gary Gibson SF
Empire of Light (ri) Gary Gibson SF - Shoal 3
Red Moon (e) M.A. Grant PNR
The Unholy Paul DeBlassie III F
The Language of Fear (ri) Del James H
Taken by the Vampire King (e) Laura Kaye PNR - Vampire Warrior Kings 3
Deadman's Crossing (Kindle e) Joe R. Lansdale W/H
Deadman's Road Joe R. Lansdale W/H
The Red Hotel (h2tp) Graham Masterton M/Su - Sissy Sawyer 3
The Demon's Forbidden Passion (e) Zoey Williams PNR
Ice and Fire David Wingrove F - Chung Kuo 4



August 5, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangeway (e) Karina Cooper SP - St. Croix Chronicles
Cloaked in Fur (e) T.F. Walsh PNR



August 6, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Stone of Ascension Lynda Aicher PNR - Energen 2
The Omega Project Steve Alten SF
Silver Mine Vivian Arend PNR - Takhini Wolves 2
Thirteen Kelley Armstrong UF - Women of the Otherworld 13
Kindred and Wings Philippa Ballantine F - Shifted World 2
Shadow of the Wolf Dana Marie Bell PNR - Heart's Desire 1
Box Office Poison Phillipa Bornikova UF - Linnet Ellery 2
Guardian Demon Meljean Brook PNR - Guardian 8
Orion Rising Cathryn Cade SFR - Orion 5
Terminated Rachel Caine UF - Revivalist 3
Journal from Ellipsia (e) (ri) Hortense Calisher SF
Doctor Who: The Complete Guide (ri) Mark Campbell SF - Doctor Who
Shadow Rising Cassi Carver PNR - The Shadow Slayers 2
The Ghost Bride (D) Yangsze Choo F
Midnight (tp2mm) Ellen Connor PaR - Dark Age Dawning 2
Warbound Signed Limited Edition Larry Correia UF - Grimnoir Chronicles 3
Warbound Larry Correia UF - Grimnoir Chronicles 3
Seventh Retribution Ben Counter F - Warhammer 40,000
Breath of Iron Kate Cross SPR - Clockwork Agents 3
Undead and Unsure MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Betsy Taylor 12
Cat in an Alien X-Ray Carole Nelson Douglas PM - Midnight Louie 25
Forgiven Leanna Ellis P/Sus - Plain Fear 3
The Stockholm Octavo (h2tp) Karen Engelmann Th/Su
The Burning Man Christa Faust SF - Fringe
Heaven's Fall David S. Goyer
Michael Cassutt
SF - Heaven's Shadow 3
Gotrek & Felix: Lost Tales Laurie Goulding (ed) F - Warhammer
Storm Warrior Dani Harper PNR - Grim 1
Codex Born Jim C. Hines UF - Magic Ex Libris 2
Libriomancer (h2mm) Jim C. Hines UF - Magic Ex Libris 1
Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing Sandra Kasturi (ed)
Samantha Beiko (ed)
Anthology
Tall, Dark, and Vampire Sara Humphreys PNR - Dead in the City 1
Sleep Tight Jeff Jacobson Th/H
Under A Spell Hannah Jayne UF - Underworld Detection Agency 5
The Unincorporated Future (h2tp) Dani Kollin
Eytan Kollin
SF - Unincorporated 4
Daysider Susan Krinard PNR - Nightsiders 1
Stormdancer (h2tp) Jay Kristoff F - Lotus War 1
Emperor of Thorns Mark Lawrence F - Broken Empire 3
Claimed by the Immortal Rachel Lee PNR - The Claiming
Visions of Evil Nile J. Limbaugh H
Dead Sexy Dragon (e) Lolita Lopez PNR - Dragon Heat 1
Time Crossed (e) Katie MacAlister PNR - Time Thief Novella
Shadowlands (tp2mm) Violette Malan F - Mirror Prince 2
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern Todd McCaffrey (ed) NF - Anthology
The Witching House (e) Brian Moreland H
Biting Bad Chloe Neill UF - Chicagoland Vampires 8
Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" Corey Olsen LC
Heart Fortune Robin D. Owens SFR - Celta 12
The Shadow of the Soul Sarah Pinborough UF/SuTh - Forgotten Gods 2
Possession Kat Richardson UF - Greywalker 8
The Wild Road (h2mm) Jennifer Roberson F - Karavans 3
Memory's Door James L. Rubart UF - Well Spring 2
Oak Hollow Kristopher Rufty H/Th
The Companions (ri) R. A. Salvatore F - The Sundering 1
If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion Paige Shelton PCM - Country Cooking School Mystery 3
In the House of the Wicked (tp2mm) Thomas E. Sniegoski UF - Remy Chandler 5
Walking In the Midst of Fire Thomas E. Sniegoski UF - Remy Chandler 6
Jaguar Fever Terry Spear PNR - Shifter 2
The Sensory Deception Ransom Stephens SF
The Crown Tower Michael J. Sullivan F - The Riyria Chronicles 1
Death-Bringer (e) (ri) Patrick Tilley SF - Amtrak Wars 5
Blood River (e) (ri) Patrick Tilley SF - Amtrak Wars 4
Earth-Thunder (e) (ri) Patrick Tilley SF - Amtrak Wars 6
The Fairest of Them All Carolyn Turgeon FT
Kiss of Life (e) Debbie Viguie HistF - Kiss Trilogy Short Story
Pirates of the Timestream Steve White SF
Tour of Duty: Stories and Provocations from Michael Z. Williamson Michael Z. Williamson SF/NF



August 7, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Cayos in the Stream: A Tor.Com Original (e) Harry Turtledove F


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


F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
LC - Literary Criticism
NF - Non-Fiction
P - Paranormal
PaR - Post-apocalyptic Romance
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

And the winners are...

One commenter will win a signed copy of Tes Hilaire’s Deliver Me from Darkness and another commenter will win Elisabeth Staab’s King of Darkness - Ended June 18, 2012 - Read the Guest Post here.

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question:  If you could ask a vampire anything, what would it be?

Deliver Me From Darkness by Tes Hilaire

miki who said...

i would like to know if they could become human/mortal again would they do it? and Why?


and


King of Darkness by Elisabeth Staab

Betty Hamilton who said...

I would ask how it felt to be immortal and if they experienced a lot of boredom knowing that this life would go on forever.


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett - Ended June 20, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question:  What is the best novel that you've read this year (so far)?

Spaz who said...

Love the interview. That line from Connelly in Mr Shivers kinda surprised me as a reader. Then I was like, hell yeah! Is there anything better than hearing writers talk about writing? (Aside from reading.)

I think my favorite read so far this year was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Other favorites were Horns by Joe Hill, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (this is my first time reading it), and of course Mr. Shivers as I didn't read it until just this year.


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


Winner's choice of one of the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles - Under Wraps, Under Suspicion, OR Under Attack by Hannah Jayne - Ended June 21, 2012 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question:   Who is your favorite vampire?

Melliane who said...

Oh a difficult question, I think I would say Malik in the Spellcrackers.com series. He is so myterious and I really love him!


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


Disappearing Nightly (Esther Diamond 1) by Laura Resnick (new cover) - Ended June 22, 2012 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question:  Which cover of Disappearing Nightly do you like better - Old or New?

Old                             New
Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Natalia J who said...

I like the new one, I think it has more detail than the old cover and it grabs my attention more. Thanks for the giveaway.


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


Undead and Unstable (Undead / Betsy 11) by MaryJanice Davidson - Ended June 23, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here. US ONLY

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

How:  Leave a comment.

Joanne who said...

This series is great. I still have to get the last three. Thanks for the great post, excerpt, and giveaway.


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen - Ended June 24, 2012 - Read the post here. US/Canada Only

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question:  What is your favorite historical era to read about?

Jenn who said...

... I love medieval Scotland or 1700 England.


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel - Winner's choice of print or audio book - Ended June 24, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada Only

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question: Zombies, Vampires, Shifters, Other. Do you have a favorite type of supernatural or paranormal being?

Martha Lawson who said...

Vamps and shifters are my favorites.


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


Terminal Point (Strykers Syndicate 2) by K.M. Ruiz - Ended June 25, 2012 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question: What are some of your favorite post-apocalyptic novels, movies, comics, etc.?

Tim who said...

Since I can only pick one, I will say the Mad Max movies. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012


Green Light Delivery by Anne E. Johnson (eBook) - Ended June 26, 2012 - Read the Interview here.

Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

Question: Robots! Do you have a favorite from novels, comics, TV, or movies?

Barbara E. who said...

I like Sonny, the robot in I, Robot. I'm also partial to Bender from Futurama.


Winners x 10 - June 27, 2012

The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Interview with Vlad LaShay and Giveaway - June 14, 2012

Hannah Jayne writes The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles. Vlad LaShay not only works for the Agency, but also shares an apartment with Sophie Lawson and Nina LaShay. Vlad has a front row seat to many of the goings on.  Please welcome Vlad to The Qwillery.


TQ:  Hi, Vlad. Welcome to the Qwillery.

VLAD:  On behalf of myself and the entire Vampire Empowerment and Restoration Movement community, thank you.



TQ:  Some of my readers may not know who you are. I know, how wrong is that? Can you tell us a little about yourself?

VLAD:  And that is what the Vampire Empowerment movement is all about. Breathers -- er, humans, know Edward. They know Lestat. They know Angel. But when it comes to a true vampire such as myself, nothing. Perhaps because I don't moon, brood, or sparkle. I am currently the chief of operations at the Underworld Detection Agency and one of the founders of --
NINA:  SNORE! Vlad, no one wants to hear about that. They want the juicy stuff. Vlad -- or should I say Louis, because that's his real name -- was turned when he was sixteen. What was that, Lou --
VLAD:  I refuse to respond to my breather name.
NINA:  I'm totally dating myself but it was at least 115 years ago. I changed him. It was a beautiful story, really. The young, beautiful French ingenue tracked down by her still-human sister. She brought LOUIS to me when he was dying of Polio. I changed him. And then he changed his name to Vlad -- I know, real original, right? And started dressing like Count Chocula.
VLAD:  Get OUT, Nina!



TQ:  I understand that you are the head of the San Fransisco chapter of the Vampire Empowerment and Restoration Movement. What exactly do you do with VERM?

VLAD:  With all due respect, we don't shorten it. What we do is seek to return the vampire back to its true, celebrated yet terrifying, role in society. We are moody bastions of hell and are dangerously powerful overlords.
SOPHIE:  Seriously, Vlad, are you like, physically incapable of picking up your dirty socks? Oh! Are you doing an interview? Sorry. But seriously, pick up your socks. It's disgusting.
VLAD:  Can't you see I'm busy? I'll do it later! Geez!



TQ:  You've recently been promoted at the Underworld Detection Agency. Please tell us about your new job.

VLAD:  I have, thank you. My responsibilities haven't changed all that much. I manage a subset of demons --
NINA:  No one cares! He plays that stupid paper football game with a werevamp from the mail room at his new job.
SOPHIE:  And occasionally sneaks off into the supply closet with Kale when he thinks no one's looking!
VLAD:  You guuuuuuys! I am WORKING!



TQ:  What are some of your favorite things to do in San Francisco?

VLAD:  Sorry about that, Sally. Some people can have no decorum. San Francisco is truly a wonderful city both under and above ground. I spend a good deal of time in the Haight and love the Red Vic -- it's one of the coolest theaters ever. And I love all the clubs around Howard Street and the Queen Anne on Sutter -- everyone thinks its haunted! Cable cars are fun. I love China Town, but stay away from North Beach for obvious reasons.



TQ:  Tell us something about Nina LaShay (your Aunt) that she would not want us to know.

VLAD:  She is supremely annoying. She thinks the world revolves around her. And that dress she passes off as a Balenciaga? She got it at Target.
NINA:  Slander! Libel! I'm going to stake you SO BAD when Sally leaves.


TQ:  What do you think of Sophie Lawson?

SOPHIE:  Remember who pays your rent, Vlad.
VLAD:  Lovely woman. Truly. Mad as a hatter.
SOPHIE:  I'm getting the stake.



TQ:  What next for you and your chronicler, Hannah Jayne?

VLAD:  To be perfectly honest, I'm a little peeved with Hannah Jayne. First, she allows multiple people to call me Count Chocula which I am totally not. And then she went ahead and got my lame aunt Nina her own spin off series. HIGH STAKES comes out next May! Can you believe that? What the heck does Nina do that's so damn interesting? Who cares if she's going to New York! Not only that, Hannah Jayne is doing casting calls for live-action UDA webisodes. Fathom Productions is calling for Sophies and Ninas, but do you see a posting for Vlads anywhere? Neither do I. She's seriously going to have to grovel if she wants me in the next book. Seriously.



TQ:  Thank you for visiting with us at The Qwillery!

VLAD:  The pleasure was all mine. Thank you and thank you to our readers!



The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles

Under Suspicion
The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles 3
Kensington, May 1, 2012
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Interview with Vlad LaShay and Giveaway - June 14, 2012
She’s the new head of the Underworld Detection Agency’s strangest division. What a nightmare…

Being a human immune to magic helped Sophie Lawson get promoted. It’s also made her a major, very reluctant player in a game that stretches beyond even the Underworld. Having handsome buttoned-down Englishman Will as her new guardian is one tempting blessing, especially since sexy fallen angel Alex is mysteriously MIA lately. But as a frightening number of demons start disappearing around the city, Sophie suspects that an Armageddon-level prophecy is about to become everyone’s nightmare. And her investigation is testing her bravery—and Will’s unexpected vulnerability—in ways neither could predict. Now Sophie and Will are fast running out of time as an unstoppable evil prepares to lay waste to demons and humans alike…


Under Attack
The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles 2
Kensington, November 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Interview with Vlad LaShay and Giveaway - June 14, 2012
She’s one of the Underworld Detection Agency’s best. But her job is really starting to bite …

Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco’s demons fearing for their immortal lives. And Sophie isn’t about to trust Alex’s all-too-vulnerable charm or his secret agenda. Now their hunt is revealing dangerous secrets about Sophie’s past, and a malevolent power hellishly close to turning one irreverent human into the ultimate supernatural weapon…


Under Wraps
The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles 1
Kensington, March 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Interview with Vlad LaShay and Giveaway - June 14, 2012
Sick of wrongful-death lawsuits every time a full moon comes around?
Call the Underworld Detection Agency.

As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny…

Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers, bad-tempered fairies, and love-struck trolls is one thing. But when Sophie discovers Parker isn’t what he seems, she’s got only one chance to figure out whom to trust. Because an evil hiding in plain sight is closing in…and about to make one wisecracking human its means to ultimate power…


About Hannah

Interview with Vlad LaShay and Giveaway - June 14, 2012
Hannah Jayne is the author of the Underworld Detection Agency series (Kensington Books) and is afraid of snakes. Would like to die in a cupcake explosion.


Hannah's Links

Website
Facebook









The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win her or his choice of one of the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles - Under Wraps, Under Suspicion, OR Under Attack - from The Qwillery.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Who is your favorite vampire? 

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

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

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

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

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

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

I'm a bit behind on announcing winners and getting out winnings. We had a family emergency (all is well now, I think) and then lost power for over a week in the great Autumn Nor'Easter that hit on October 29th. I'm behind, but I will catch up. So without further ado, excuses, or explanations... the winners are:


The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis 1) by Sandy Williams

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question: What is your favorite soda or other beverage?

Kristina who said...

Shadow Reader looks like it is going to be an awesome read! Definately going on my TBR list!

*my favorite soda is Coke...just like the refreshing taste and the fact that I can leave it out for a few hours and its not flat at all!

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


Dark Sins and Desert Sands (Mythica) by Stephanie Draven

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Do you have a favorite myth?

Scorpio1974 who said...

Well I love pretty much all things paranormal and supernatural so I like a lot of the myths surrounding those things like vampires, were-animals, zombies and such. I also like the greek and roman myths about the gods and goddesses.

and

Patsy who said...

My favorite myth is the City/Island of Atlantis. I am truely fascinated by it!

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


A Novel Seduction by Gwyn Cready

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Hero in a tuxedo or hero in a kilt?

Jary who said...

What can be better than a man in a kilt? Especially if he is bare chested. YUM!!

The books looks great. You are a new author for me but definitely going on my TOB list.

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


Mirror Maze by Michaela Jordan

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Have you ever been in a maze and where? 

erin who said...

Thanks for a great interview! I hadn't encountered this book before and it sounds great!

I've only been in a maze once and it was a corn maze attached to a haunted house. Of course, we went at night and it seemed like it took us forever to find our way out. Don't know if I'd do it again, but it was scary!

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons 1) by Jessica Sims

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Who or What is your perfect paranormal date? 

Sheree who said...

Hm, it's either going to be a flying shifter of some sort or an angel. We might as well fly to our date destinations without dealing with airplanes.

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


The Vengeful Dead (Deadworld 2) by J.N. Duncan and cover flat for The Lingering Dead (Deadworld 3)

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Leave a comment about J.N. Duncan's post.

Bethany C. who said...

I like how you described your writing process. It sounds like how I would go about it if I were to ever start writing a book/series.

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


Swell by Corwin Ericson

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  What is your favorite kind of whale?

msmjb65 who said...

The answer to the question is easy: the humpback whale. I have always been intrigued by this mammouth of the sea.It's just so amazing when you see one breach - that it can get itself out of the water like that is nature at its best.
I have yet to be in the right place at the right time to go whale watching, but one day I'll get to see one in person. Swell looks really interesting and different - I love different!
Congrats on the release..

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


Who Do, Voodoo? (A Mind for Mysteries 1) by Rochelle Staab

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Tarot Cards or Palm Reading?

samantha35 who said...

I love the idea of palm reading- seems more personal!
great giveaway

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


Awaken the Highland Warrior and Embrace the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Who is your favorite writer and why?

Laura_darkelvengirl who said...

Who's my favorite writer?
Easy yet hard I have to say these people. Nalini Singh, Alexandra Ivy, and Kerrelyn Sparks. The reason I would say these are my favorite writers are that they deliver stories that leave me loving them, and wanting more.

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


$5 gift certificate to the online book store of the winner's choice from Natalie J. Damschroder 

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  Which goddess or god would you be (if you could be a goddess or god)?

latishajean who said...

I would pick Persephone I love the story one of my favorites!

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


Prize pack, including a signed copy of Under Attack (The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles 2) by Hannah Jayne

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011

Question:  What job would you do if you could do anything?

Teril who said...

Well for starters if I could do anything, it would be find teleportation and make it free because I am tired of sitting in traffic. That and driving in the snow. So teleportation it is. That and becoming a shifter, since then I could be moody and hawt!

Under Wraps was an amazing novel I love the heroine and the setting! I cannot wait to read Under Attack. Thank you for the giveaway.

Winners x 12 - November 14, 2011


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59 pm US Eastern Time on Monday, November 21, 2011 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Interview with Hannah Jayne and Giveaway - November 4, 2011

Please welcome Hannah Jayne to The Qwillery for a second visit. Hannah previously visited as part of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge. Under Attack, the 2nd book in The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles, was published by Kensington on November 1, 2011.


TQ:  Welcome back to The Qwillery!

Hannah:  Thanks so much for having me back - I'm happy to be here!

TQ:  Please tell us about Under Attack, the second novel in your Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles.

Hannah:  Well, Alex Grace returns with a request for Sophie -- help him find the mystical Vessel of Souls so that he can be returned to grace. The task doesn't seem too hard until Sophie is faced with a team of seriously bad fallen angels hell-bent on taking her out. Throw in a mysterious stranger with a sexy British accent and an ankle-biting chihuahua named ChaCha, and the action never stops!

TQ:  Which character has surprised you the most in the series?

Hannah:  I think Vlad. Vlad always surprises me! He was supposed to make his appearance in book 2, only, but we all know that didn't happen. He's a typical teenager through and through -- if I ignore him and focus on the other characters, he ends up doing something ridiculous or jail-worthy. Typical... ;)

TQ:  If you worked at the Underworld Detection Agency, what would you be doing?

Hannah:  Hiding under my desk. Haha... Actually, I'd want to be in the Vampire or Fallen Angel Division. Both of those sport hot clients! Anything but the Hobgoblin or Zombie processing areas -- I think I'd have trouble with the slobber and falling body parts.

TQ:  Barring paranormality, which character in the series is most like you?

Hannah:  That's a tough question! Since Under Wraps was my first book, it was the first time a lot of my friends and family had read my writing. I constantly got "you are Sophie!" but I don't think so! Sure, we have some similarities, but overall, there is a little bit of me in each one of the characters. Except maybe Steve -- I hope! Sophie and I are probably the most similar, but I like to think I have a little bit of Nina's fashion sense, some of Vlad's dry humor, and maybe Alex's street smarts, too!

TQ:  If you weren't an author what would you like to do?

Hannah:  I would like to be a forensic pathologist, an FBI agent, or a kept woman. FYI: I'd be horrible at all of those. Bodies don't get to me but maggots do, I giggle every time I lie ("are you a spy?" "No..." giggle, giggle) and I'm ruthlessly independent and eternally restless. But a girl can dream, can't she?

TQ:  What do you wish you'd known when the 1st book came out that you know now?

Hannah:  Not to dwell on bad reviews. I don't have a problem if people don't like my work; it's not for everyone. But some reviewers can be downright hateful! Writers have to have thick skins right from the beginning, but we're people, too.

TQ:  Are there any other genres in which you would like to write in addition to urban fantasy?

Hannah:  Yes! I was laid up for the last seven weeks with a post-op shoulder and I started writing a teen thriller that I'm really jazzed about, so fans should see that in a year or so. I love writing Young Adult and there are some traditional/cozy mysteries in the near future, too!

TQ:  What's next?

Hannah:  Well... book three will be out in March, 2012, and Sophie and Nina are faced with a slew of murders -- and a handsome new man with eyes for Nina.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Hannah:  Thanks so much for having me -- I always have a great time here!


About The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles

Under Attack
The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles 2
Kensington, November 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Interview with Hannah Jayne and Giveaway - November 4, 2011
She’s one of the Underworld Detection Agency’s best. But her job is really starting to bite …

Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco’s demons fearing for their immortal lives. And Sophie isn’t about to trust Alex’s all-too-vulnerable charm or his secret agenda. Now their hunt is revealing dangerous secrets about Sophie’s past, and a malevolent power hellishly close to turning one irreverent human into the ultimate supernatural weapon…


Under Wraps
The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles 1
Kensington, March 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Interview with Hannah Jayne and Giveaway - November 4, 2011
Sick of wrongful-death lawsuits every time a full moon comes around?
Call the Underworld Detection Agency.

As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny…

Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers, bad-tempered fairies, and love-struck trolls is one thing. But when Sophie discovers Parker isn’t what he seems, she’s got only one chance to figure out whom to trust. Because an evil hiding in plain sight is closing in…and about to make one wisecracking human its means to ultimate power…


About Hannah

Interview with Hannah Jayne and Giveaway - November 4, 2011Hannah Schwartz is a freelance writer and editor in the San Francisco bay area. In addition to short fiction, Schwartz is the author of the romantic novel Rebound Guy and co-authored the self-help book Crisis Queens: Guide to Your Quarterlife. She shares an apartment with two neurotic, feet-attacking cats, and has created a little dance to go along with the thundering tick of her biological clock.

As an avid reader and writer of chick-lit, finding chicklit.org was a natural (and a godsend!), discovered by wiling one too many hours away on the company clock.

Hannah's Links

Website
Facebook




The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a prize pack, including a signed copy of Under Attack, from Hannah!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What job would you do if you could do anything? 

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

You may receive additional entries by:

1)  Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

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

3)  Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Friday, November 11, 2011. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*
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