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The View From Monday - September 23, 2019


Happy Monday!


There are no debuts this week.


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Bone Ships (Tide Child Trilogy 1) by RJ Barker;

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone is out in Trade Paperback;

The Monster Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade 2) by Seth Dickinson is out in Trade Paperback;

Fallen (Alex Verus 10) by Benedict Jacka;

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz;

Unearthed (A Death Seeker Novel 1) by Cecy Robson;

Grave Importance (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel 3) by Vivian Shaw;

A Savage Generation (ri) by David Tallerman;

and

Venom: Lethal Protector Prose Novel by James R. Tuck is out in Mass Market Paperback.

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



The View From Monday - September 23, 2019



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

September 23, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Fist or a Heart Kristín Eiríksdóttir
Larissa Kyer (Tr)
LF/CW/VisM
Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture (ri) Simon J. James SF/HC



September 24, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Winter Vow (h2mmp) Tim Akers F - Hallowed War 3
Harpy Thyme (e) Piers Anthony F/HU - Magic of Xanth 17
Demons Don't Dream (e) Piers Anthony F/HU - Magic of Xanth 16
Geis of the Gargoyle (e) Piers Anthony F/HU - Magic of Xanth 18
The Bone Ships RJ Barker F - Tide Child Trilogy 1
The Mansion (h2tp) Ezekiel Boone H
The Kingdom of Copper (h2tp) S. A Chakraborty F - Daevabad Trilogy 2
The Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates HistF/MR
Star Destroyers (tp2mm) Tony Daniel (Ed)
Christopher Ruocchio (Ed)
SF/SO - Anthology
The Monster Baru Cormorant (h2tp) Seth Dickinson F - The Masquerade 2
Gift of Griffins (h2mm) V. M. Escalada F/DF - Faraman Prophecy 2
Toxic Game (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR/GenEng - GhostWalker 15
Shatter War (h2tp) Dana Fredsti
David Fitzgerald
SF/TT - Time Shards
The Monster of Elendhaven Jennifer Giesbrecht DF/H
Siege of Stone: Sister of Darkness (h2mm) Terry Goodkind F - Nicci Chronicles 3
The Late Great Wizard (tp2mm) Sara Hanover F - Wayward Mages 1
Japanese Ghost Stories Lafcadio Hearn
Paul Murray (Ed)
Occ/Sup/H/SupTh
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store Keigo Higashino MR
The World That We Knew Alice Hoffman LF
Fallen Benedict Jacka UF/CF - Alex Versus 10
The Orchid Throne Jeffe Kennedy FR - Forgotten Empires 1
The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham Leslie S. Klinger (Ed) H/Classics
Heartsong TJ Klune PNR - Green Creek 3
Steel Crow Saga Paul Krueger F
The Bartered Brides (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey HistF/Gaslamp - Elemental Masters 13
Past Master R. A. Lafferty SF/HU/TT
Bright Morning Star Simon Morden HSF/AC
The Future of Another Timeline Annalee Newitz SF/TT
Only Some Can Hear My Voice Brian O'Grady SF/AP/PA/UF/TechTh/PolTh/SupTh
The Warrior Moon K Arsenault Rivera F/HistF - Ascendant 3
Year One (h2mm) Nora Roberts F/PNR/SupTh/SF/AP/PA/Dys - Chronicles of The One 1
Unearthed (e) Cecy Robson UF/DF - Death Seeker 1
The Secret of Life (ri) Rudy Rucker SF/CyP
The Sex Sphere (ri) Rudy Rucker SF/CyP
Mistborn: The Final Empire (ri) Brandon Sanderson F - Mistborn 1
Immortal Born Lynsay Sands PNR - An Argeneau Novel 30
The Consuming Fire (h2mm) John Scalzi SF/SO - Interdependency 2
The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr Susan Holloway Scott Hist/Bio/AH
The Fool and Other Moral Tales Anne Serre
Mark Hutchinson (Tr)
FairyT/FolkT/LM
Grave Importance Vivian Shaw CF/P/UF - A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel 3
Archangel's War Nalini Singh PNR - Guild Hunter 12
The Sky-Blue Wolves (h2mm) S.M. Stirling SF/AP/PA/AH -  Novel of the Change 15
The Riyria Revelations: Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire, Heir of Novron Michael J. Sullivan F
Split Tooth (h2tp) Tanya Tagaq LF/MR
Violet Scott Thomas GH/Sus/H
Venom: Lethal Protector Prose Novel (h2mm) James R. Tuck SH/CF
The Savior (h2mm) J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 17
Uncompromising Honor (h2mm) David Weber SF/So - Honor Harrington 19
The Beauty (tp2mm) Aliya Whiteley SF/AP/PA
Sisters of the Fire (h2tp) Kim Wilkins F - Daughters of the Storm 2



September 26, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
One by One (ri) D.W. Gillespie H/DF - Fiction Without Frontiers
The Guardian (ri) J.D. Moyer SF/AP/PA/DF - Fiction Without Frontiers
A Savage Generation (ri) David Tallerman H - Fiction Without Frontiers



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



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
Bio - Biographical
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romane
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History & Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
RS - Romantic Suspense
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works By DAC Authors


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


Robert Repino (2015)

D'Arc
War with No Name 3
Soho Press, May 1, 2018
Trade Paperback
Hardcover and eBook, May 9, 2017

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Housecat turned assassin, Mort(e), and canine heroine, Sheba, must battle a horde of amphibious creatures intent on exterminating mankind in Repino’s strange, moving sci-fi epic.

In the aftermath of the War With No Name, the Colony has been defeated, its queen lies dead, and the world left behind will never be the same. In her madness, the queen used a strange technology to uplift the surface animals, turning dogs and cats, bats and bears, pigs and wolves into intelligent, highly evolved creatures who rise up and kill their oppressors. And now, after years of bloodshed, these sentient beasts must learn to live alongside their sworn enemies—humans.

Far removed from this newly emerging civilization, a housecat turned war hero named Mort(e) lives a quiet life with the love he thought he had lost, a dog named Sheba. But before long, the chaos that they escaped comes crashing in around them. An unstoppable monster terrorizes a nearby settlement of beavers. A serial killer runs amok in the holy city of Hosanna. An apocalyptic cult threatens the fragile peace. And a mysterious race of amphibious creatures rises from the seas, intent on fulfilling the Colony’s destiny and ridding the world of all humans. No longer able to run away, Sheba and Mort(e) rush headlong into the conflict, ready to fight but unprepared for a world that seems hell-bent on tearing them apart. In the twilight of all life on Earth, love survives, but at a cost that only the desperate and the reckless are willing to pay.


Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 1
Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 2





James R. Tuck (2012)

Arrow: Fatal Legacies
Titan Books, January 30, 2018
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages
   Based on a story by Marc Guggenheim

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Set in the devastating aftermath of Season Five and leading into the thrilling events of Season Six...

ARROW: FATAL LEGACIES

...reveals for the first time what occurred as Team Arrow resumed its mission to protect Star City. Those who survived Prometheus’s trap on Lian Yu discover that Chase’s revenge continues far beyond his death. Sara Lance returns, Dinah Drake accepts the mantle of Black Canary, and the entire team hits the streets again. There can be no rest in this collaboration between Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim and author James R. Tuck, for if Chase’s deadly legacies can’t be stopped, countless more will die.

ARROW and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. DC LOGO : TM & © DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © WBEI. (s15)





Angus Watson (2014)

The Land You Never Leave
West of West 2
Orbit, September 11, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 560 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Welcome to the Badlands…

Newly and uneasily allied, two tribes from different worlds set off across the Ocean of Grass. Their mission is to fulfill a prophecy and take Ottar the Moaner west of west, to save mankind.

In their way are the denizens of the Badlands, the most terrifying and powerful collection of murderers and monsters the world has ever seen.

The David Gemmell Award-shortlisted author of Age of Iron returns with the second book in his epic fantasy West of West trilogy, in which a mismatched group of refugees must battle animals and monsters, an unforgiving land and each other as they cross a continent to fulfill a prophecy.

West of West
You Die When You Die
The Land You Never Leave

For more from Angus Watson, check out:

Iron Age
Age of Iron
Clash of Iron
Reign of Iron

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 1

The View From Monday - January 29, 2018


Happy Monday!!

There is one debut this week:

Lord of California by Andrew Valencia.

The View From Monday - January 29, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Future Dreams: Five Tor.com Novellas featuring works by Bradley B. Beaulieu, Rob Ziegler, and David Tallerman among others.

The Himalayan Codex (R. J. MacCready 2 ) by Bill Schutt and J.R. Finch;

and

Arrow: Fatal Legacies (Arrow 3) by James R. Tuck and Marc Guggenheim;

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



The View From Monday - January 29, 2018



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

January 29, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Exploring Picard's Galaxy: Essays on Star Trek: The Next Generation Peter W. Lee SocSci
Japan's Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema Sean Rhoads
Brooke McCorkle
Film/TV/SocSci



January 30, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
American War (h2tp) Omar El Akkad LF/Dys
House of Secrets V.C. Andrews GothicR - House of Secrets 1
The Complete Predator Omnibus Nathan Archer
Sandy Schofield
MTI/SF
The Dark Circus Ana Ballabriga
David Zaplana
Michael Meigs (Tr)
H
Arrow: Fatal Legacies James R. Tuck
Marc Guggenheim
MTI/SH - Arrow 3
Silence Fallen (h2mm) Patricia Briggs UF - Mercy Thompson 10
Iorich Steven Brust F - Vlad 12
The Swarm (h2mm)
Orson Scott Card
Aaron Johnston
SF - The Second Formic War 1
Ready Player One (ri) Ernest Cline SF/MTI
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners (h2mm) Larry Correia
John Ringo
UF - Monster Hunter Memoirs 2
The Wandering War (h2mm) Cindy Dees
Bill Flippin
F - The Sleeping King 3
The Ledberg Runestone Patrick Donovan UF - The Jonah Heywood Chronicles 1
The Reluctant Queen (h2mm) Sarah Durst F - Queens of Renthia 2
Future Dreams: Five Tor.com Novellas (e) Brian Evenson
Gwyneth Jones
Laurie Penny
Bradley B. Beaulieu
Rob Ziegler
David Tallerman
SF - Novellas
Time Shards Dana Fredsti
David Fitzgerald
SF/TT - Time Shards 1
Debt of Bones (e)(ri) Terry Goodkind F - Sword of Truth 0.5
Heat: A Dragon Romance Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 12
Elven Winter Bernhard Hennen
Edwin Miles (Tr)
F - The Saga of the Elven 2
Howl for It Shelly Laurenston
Cynthia Eden
PNR - Short Stories
The Midnight Front David Mack HistF - Dark Arts 1
Humans, Bow Down (h2mm) James Patterson
Emily Raymond
Th/Dys/GB
The Himalayan Codex (h2mm) Bill Schutt
J.R. Finch
Th - R. J. MacCready 2
Project Elfhome (h2mm) Wen Spencer SF - Elfhome Collection
Age of Swords (h2tp) Michael J. Sullivan F - Legends of the First Empire 2
Star Wars Insider: Icons Of The Galaxy Titan Film/Ref
Lord of California (e) Andrew Valencia AH
Baby, I'm Howling For You Christine Warren PNR - Alphaville 1
The Day After Oblivion Tim Washburn Th
Thrawn (h2tp) Timothy Zahn SF/SO - Star Wars



January 31, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Different Boats (e) Matthew Cody SFTh - ReMade Season 2 #11
Tales from Greystone Bay Robert McCammon H - Collection
He'll Come Knocking At Your Door Robert McCammon H
The Father of Lies K. J. Parker F - Collection
Cries from the Static Darren Speegle Sup - Collection
Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism Shelley Streeby HC/SpecFic - American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present 5



February 1, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Enchanter Redeemed (e) Sharon Ashwood PNR
Harlequin Nocturne February 2018 Box Set: Enchanter Redeemed\Captivated by the She-Wolf (e) Sharon Ashwood Kristal Hollis PNR
The Boyfriend from Hell (ri) Avery Corman H
The Witch and the Werewolf & The Witch's Thirst: The Witch and the Werewolf\The Witch's Thirst (e) Michele Hauf
Deborah LeBlanc
PNR
Captivated by the She-Wolf (e) Kristal Hollis PNR
The Lovecraft Compendium H.P. Lovecraft H
Wolf Slayer & Vampire Undone: Wolf Slayer\Vampire Undone (e) Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Shannon Curtis
PNR
The Texas Shifter's Mate & The Dragon's Hunt: The Texas Shifter's Mate\The Dragon's Hunt (e) Karen Whiddon
Jane Kindred
PNR



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FiaryT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GB - Genre Bender
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
GothicR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM -  Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Myth - Mythology
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Ref - Reference
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50


This is the fiftieth in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published or to be published since their last update. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year that author was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.



Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 48 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here




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

Red Right Hand
The Mythos War 1
Tor Books, July 25, 2017
Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Hardcover and eBook, July 26, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
Red Right Hand is the first book in the fantastically creepy Mythos War series by Levi Black.

Charlie Tristan Moore isn’t a hero. She’s a survivor. Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just as hope seems lost, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to possess a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his grisly red right hand.

But her rescue comes at a cost. The Man in Black, a diabolical Elder God, demands she become his Acolyte and embrace a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her friend and possible love, Daniel, in thrall as a hostage. Now she must join The Man in Black in his crusade to track down and destroy his fellow Elder Gods, supposedly to save humanity from being devoured for all eternity.

But is The Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils–or a menace far more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she’s battling in his name?

Books of the Mythos War
Red Right Hand
Black Goat Blues





Sara Humphreys (2011)

Undiscovered
Amoveo Rising 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 7, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
"Darkly sensual, rich with emotion, a wild unsettling ride."—Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author

He’s the man of her dreams

A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she’s the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who—and what—she really is?

She’s the end to his nightmare

Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a “human divining rod” and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition…

“Humphreys’ stories get better with each book!” —RT Book Reviews Top Pick for Unclaimed 4½ Stars

“Bewitching, haunting and deliciously carnal.” —Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick for Unclaimed





Stephen P. Kiernan (2013)

The Baker's Secret
William Morrow, May 2, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II—a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.

On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded her country.

Only twenty-two, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at thirteen, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

In the years that her sleepy coastal village has suffered under the enemy, Emma has silently, stealthily fought back. Each day, she receives an extra ration of flour to bake a dozen baguettes for the occupying troops. And each day, she mixes that precious flour with ground straw to create enough dough for two extra loaves—contraband bread she shares with the hungry villagers. Under the cold, watchful eyes of armed soldiers, she builds a clandestine network of barter and trade that she and the villagers use to thwart their occupiers.

But her gift to the village is more than these few crusty loaves. Emma gives the people a taste of hope—the faith that one day the Allies will arrive to save them.





Joe Zieja (2016)

Communication Failure
Epic Failure 2
Saga Press, September 19, 2017
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
In this sequel to Mechanical Failure, a threat of a neighboring human-inhabited system forces Captain Rogers to declare war, and the math-happy Thelicosan fleet offers an ultimatum: surrender Rogers, or everyone dies.

Captain Rogers has suddenly become the Admiral of the 331st Meridan fleet, but spies aboard his ship are giving information to the rival Thelicosan command. They believe that they have finally found someone to fulfill the Thelicosan’s destiny—and are willing to break a two hundred year peace agreement for it.

Now, the 331st must stop the invasion of a strong and determined enemy, while re-learning how to use half the equipment they have, since almost no one has fired a weapon in those two hundred years. War can be hell, especially when no one knows what is going on.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41


This is the forty-first in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published or to be published since their last update. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year that author was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.



Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 48 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here




Tom Toner (2015)

The Promise of the Child
Volume One of the Amaranthine Spectrum
Night Shade Books, October 11, 2016
Trade Paperback, 484 pages
Hardcover and eBook, September 22, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
It is the 147th century.

In the radically advanced post-human worlds of the Amaranthine Firmament, there is a contender to the Immortal throne: Aaron the Long-Life, the Pretender, a man who is not quite a man.

In the barbarous hominid kingdoms of the Prism Investiture, where life is short, cheap, and dangerous, an invention is born that will become the Firmament’s most closely kept secret.

Lycaste, a lovesick recluse outcast for an unspeakable crime, must journey through the Provinces, braving the grotesques of an ancient, decadent world to find his salvation.

Sotiris, grieving the loss of his sister and awaiting the madness of old age, must relive his twelve thousand years of life to stop the man determined to become Emperor.

Ghaldezuel, knight of the stars, must plunder the rarest treasure in the Firmament—the object the Pretender will stop at nothing to obtain.

From medieval Prague to a lonely Mediterranean cove, and eventually far into the strange vastness of distant worlds, The Promise of the Child is a debut novel of gripping action and astounding ambition unfolding over hundreds of thousands of years, marking the arrival of a brilliant new talent in science fiction.


The Weight of the World
Volume Two of the Amaranthine Spectrum
Night Shade Books, January 3, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
The sequel to the critically acclaimed and ambitious literary space opera debut, The Promise of the Child.

It is the 147th century; the turning of the Amaranthine new year.

In the provinces of the Old World, the giant Elatine’s war of liberation has come to an impasse, leaving the wicked monarchy of the First in possession of the throne.

In the Vaulted Lands of the Firmament, acolytes have risen up to execute their immortal masters. The opportunistic races of the Prism, intoxicated with greed, have arrived inside every Solar Satrapy to scavenge what’s left.

In the wild Investiture, on a forgotten water moon, a crew of shipwrecked Privateers come face to face with their greatest terror, and with it the most valuable treasure in all the galaxy.

Jatropha, legendary Immortal, must escort his precious charge through the exotic Westerly Provinces, knowing all the world would steal her if they could.

Sotiris, his mind fading fast, must set out to find his dear, drowned sister in a land previously unglimpsed by anyone but the dead.

Lycaste, now far from home, must journey in strange company to the edge of a tempestuous sea, to the lair of someone so dangerous that even the legendary Amaranthine fear his name.





Steve Toutonghi (2016)

Join
Soho Press, March 21, 2017
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 19, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die? That’s the promise of Join, a revolutionary technology that allows small groups of minds to unite, forming a single consciousness that experiences the world through multiple bodies. But as two best friends discover, the light of that miracle may be blinding the world to its horrors.

Chance and Leap are jolted out of their professional routines by a terrifying stranger—a remorseless killer who freely manipulates the networks that regulate life in the post-Join world. Their quest for answers—and survival—brings them from the networks and spire communities they’ve known to the scarred heart of an environmentally ravaged North American continent and an underground community of the “ferals” left behind by the rush of technology.

In the storytelling tradition of classic speculative fiction from writers like David Mitchell and Michael Chabon, Join offers a pulse-pounding story that poses the largest possible questions: How long can human life be sustained on our planet in the face of environmental catastrophe? What does it mean to be human, and what happens when humanity takes the next step in its evolution? If the individual mind becomes obsolete, what have we lost and gained, and what is still worth fighting for?





Roberta Trahan (2012)

Aftershock
Idyllwynd Publications, March 31, 2016
eBook, 25 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
Deidre Morneau can't remember the last time she didn't have a headache. Chronic migraines have crippled her life and destroyed her dreams, and years of failed therapies have brought her to the brink of despair. But then, the effects of a last-ditch experimental treatment begin to take hold, and Deidre's symptoms get even worse.

Beyond desperate, Deidre agrees to see the research scientist at Extragen Labs who developed the medication she has been taking. But when she arrives at the cold, creepy clinic, Deidre has second thoughts. Just as she decides to opt out, the biggest migraine of her life overwhelms her and Deidre passes out on the waiting room floor.

Deidre suddenly awakens to a bizarre and terrifying new reality. Somehow, she has become the subject of a secret research project, and her body is undergoing a radical change. She is also isolated, restrained, and at the mercy of madmen. Whatever is happening, whatever Deidre is becoming, she isn't waiting around to find out.





James R. Tuck (2012)

The Two Torcs
Robin Hood: Demon Bane 2
  by Debbie Viguie, James R. Tuck
Titan Books, August 2, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
Evil is everywhere. Through terror and dark sorcery, Prince John wields the power of the throne. Lord and peasant alike meet violent ends as the Sheriff’s arcane beasts spread fear and death.

A small group of rebels oppose John, striking from Sherwood Forest...the one place his creatures cannot pursue them. Though their numbers grow, so do the forces of darkness. Unless Robin and Marian fulfill the ancient prophecy of the Two Torcs, the forest will be overrun, and England will fall.


Sovereign's War
Robin Hood: Demon Bane 3
  by Debbie Viguie, James R. Tuck
Titan Books, August 1, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
THE THIRD BOOK IN THE ROBIN HOOD: BLACK ARROW SERIES! A dramatically different telling of the Robin Hood legend, with dark magic, fantasy, and horror woven into the story.


Mama Tried
  Edited by James R. Tuck
Crime Fiction Inspired By Outlaw Country Music
Down & Out Books, August 15, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 285 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
Outlaws.

It’s what makes the best of country music and crime fiction. Sometimes it’s hardened criminals: murders, thieves, and convicts, sometimes it’s just a poor fool driven to the edge by hard times, hard drinking, or a hard lover.

In this collection you will find stories from the best voices in crime fiction inspired by the best voices in outlaw country music. Stories with:

•An off-books mercenary trying to save a trucker’s delivery from a beautiful thief
•An ex-con dealing with small town prejudice...and armed robbery
•Outlaw newlyweds running from a Tri-county druglord
•A young girl seeking solace in the company of dogs bred to fight that she never found in family
•A wife discovering the other woman is not what she thought
•A writer finding out what prison is really like

Stories by J.L. Abramo, Trey R. Barker, Eric Beetner, Levi Black, Michael Bunker, Delilah Dawson, Les Edgerton, Christa Faust, Tommy Hancock, Grant Jerkins, Ken Lizzi, Riley Miller, James A. Moore, Bobby Nash, Mel Odom, Eryk Pruitt, Jay Requard, Charles R. Rutledge and Ryan Sayles.





Marc Turner (2015)

Red Tide
The Chronicles of the Exile 3
Tor Books, September 20, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 544 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 41
Red Tide, the third volume in Marc Turner's The Chronicles of the Exile, following When the Heavens Fall and Dragon Hunters

The Augerans are coming. And their ships are sailing in on a red tide.

The Rubyholt Isles are a shattered nation of pirate-infested islands and treacherous waterways shielding the seaboards of Erin Elal and the Sabian League, a region even dragons fear to trespass.

The Augerans beseech the Warlord of the Isles, seeking passage for their invasion fleet through Rubyholt territory. But they are sailing into troubled waters. Their enemies have sent agents to sabotage the negotiations, and to destroy the Augeran fleet by any means necessary.

The emperor of Erin Elal seeks to forge an alliance with the Storm Lords, hoping to repulse the Augerans with a united front. But the battle lines for the struggle are not as clearly drawn as it first appears, for the Emira of the Storm Isles mistrusts the Erin Elalese as much as she does their common enemy. And the Augerans might just be planning a little sabotage of their own.

But nothing in the realm of mortals escapes the notice of their meddling gods; every step they take is shadowed, and every choice they make ensnared in a web so subtle and vast, its true shape may be fathomed only when it is far, far too late.

A new epic adventure in the fantastic world of When the Heavens Fall and Dragon Hunters!

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7


This is the seventh in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge authors. What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 8 will cover 2013 DAC authors.


See Part 1 here
See Part 1.5 here
See Part 2 here
See Part 3 here
See Part 4 here
See Part 5 here
See Part 6 here


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7



Cecy Robson

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7
A Curse Unbroken
Weird Girls 5
Loveswept, March 10, 2015
eBook, 272 pages

Fans of Keri Arthur will love the Weird Girls, four sisters cursed with supernatural powers. In Cecy Robson’s latest urban fantasy romance, the search is on for an unholy grail, while evil is licking its wounds—and looking for revenge.

The preternatural world is changing. After a massive magical throwdown tore apart the established order, the dark elements are rebuilding their ranks unopposed. Celia Wird’s world is changing, too. She’s the mate of the pureblood were Aric, and his Warriors are honor-bound to protect her family as she and her sisters recover from unimaginable horrors.

Celia hesitates to reveal the true extent of the Wird sisters’ trauma, but they aren’t the only ones keeping secrets: Aric and the werewolf Elders are tracking a stone that grants limitless power. So is a tough coven of witches. Then Misha, a master vampire with his own plans for the stone, sends Celia after it. Can she and the vamps beat both the weres and the witches to the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands?

Fearing for Celia’s safety, Aric begs her to stay out of the hunt. What they don’t realize is that they’re the ones being hunted. But Celia’s ready to prove that she’s not easy prey.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7
Once Loved
Shattered Past 2
Loveswept, January 20, 2015
eBook, 252 pages

He’s the campus golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more explosive.

Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all without Brody Quaid’s help.

Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0 student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.

Lety knows how painful it can be to depend on the wrong man. She also knows how much Brody wants to do this the right way. But it takes more than sizzling desire to move on and build a future together.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7
Once Pure
Shattered Past 3
Loveswept, May 19, 205
eBook, 270 pages

She bears the scars of the past. He blames himself for things he can’t control. Their defenses are up, but in Cecy Robson’s latest Shattered Past novel—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—true love lands a knockout punch.

Sofia Tres Santos remembers a time before her life went sour, before her innocence was ripped away, before she began punishing herself with risky behaviors and unworthy men. Now, at twenty, she just hopes she’s ready to rebuild some of what she lost. One way or another, it always comes back to her childhood friend and longtime crush, Killian O’Brien.

As strong as Killian is, Sofia has always been his one weakness. He knows Sofia has suffered and wants to ensure she’s never hurt again—not like before, and definitely not under his watch. When Sofia agrees to work at his mixed martial arts gym, Killian seizes the opportunity to help and protect the sweet girl he’s always cared for. And yet, as he trains Sofia to defend herself using his hard-hitting MMA techniques, he’s drawn to the vulnerable beauty in ways he never expected.

As Sofia grows stronger, she also grows brave enough to open herself up to love. And along the way, she challenges everything Killian believes to be true, showing him that no matter how much he dominates in the ring, the real battle is fought in the heart.





Simone St. James

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7
The Other Side of Midnight
NAL Trade, April 7, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she’s been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter.

Ellie doesn’t contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can’t refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria’s secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics.

As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria’s life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria’s circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it…





Jeff Salyards

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7
Veil of the Deserters
Bloodsounder's Arc 2
Night Shade Books, March 3, 2015
Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, June 2014

Veil of the Deserters is the second book of Bloodsounder’s Arc, which picks up as Captain Braylar Killcoin and his army continue to sow chaos among the political elite of Alespell. Braylar is still poisoned by the memories of those slain by his unholy flail, Bloodsounder, and attempts to counter this sickness have proven ineffectual.

The Syldoonian Emperor Cynead has solidified his power base in unprecedented ways and demands loyalty from all operatives. Braylar and company are recalled to the capital to swear fealty, and the captain must decide if he can trust his sister, Soffjian, with the secret that is killing him. She has powerful memory magics that might be able to save him from Bloodsounder’s effects, but she has political allegiances that are not his own. Arki and others in the company try to get Soffjian and Braylar to trust one another, but politics in the capital prove to be far more complicated and dangerous than even Killcoin could predict.

Deposed emperor Thumaar plots to remove the repressive Cynead, and Braylar and his sister lie at the heart of his plans. The distance between “favored shadow agent of the emperor” and “exiled traitor” is an unsurprisingly short road. But it is a road filled with blind twists and unexpected turns. Before the journey is over, Arki will chronicle the true intentions of Emperor Cynead and Soffjian. And old enemies in Alespell may prove to be surprising allies in a conflict no one could have foreseen.





James R. Tuck

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7
Mark of the Black Arrow
Robin Hood: Demon's Bane 1
Debbie Viguie and James R. Tuck
Titan Books, August 4, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

Sherwood Forest is a place of magic, and Prince John and his allies are demons bent upon ruling Britain. The solstice draws close, and Prince John and the Sheriff hold Maid Marian, whose blood sacrifice will lock the prince’s hold on the kingdom and the crown. Unless Marian can reach Robin with a magic artifact coveted by the enemy and entrusted to her by the Cardinal, the ritual will occur.










Chuck Wendig

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 7
Atlanta Burns
Atlanta Burns 1
Skyscape, January 27, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 380 pages

You don’t mess with Atlanta Burns.

Everyone knows that. And that’s kinda how she likes it—until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta knows foul play is involved. And worse: she knows it’s her fault. You go poking rattlesnakes, maybe you get bit.

Afraid of stirring up the snakes further by investigating, Atlanta turns her focus to the killing of a neighborhood dog. All paths lead to a rural dogfighting ring, and once more Atlanta finds herself face-to-face with bullies of the worst sort. Atlanta cannot abide letting bad men do awful things to those who don’t deserve it. So she sets out to unleash her own brand of teenage justice.

Will Atlanta triumph? Or is fighting back just asking for a face full of bad news?

Revised edition: Previously published as two volumes, Shotgun Gravy and Bait Dog, this combined edition includes editorial revisions.



Please Note:

1 - The Miriam Black novels have moved from Angry Robot Books to Simon & Schuster's Saga Press. The first 3 novels, Blackbirds, Mockingbird, and The Cormorant, will be re-released and there will be 3 additional Miriam Black novels starting with Thunderbird. Read about this here at terribleminds.


2 - The Hellsblood Bride, the 2nd Mookie Pearl novel, also apparently will not be published by Angry Robot Books. Read about this here at terribleminds.


3 - Harper Voyager will be publishing Zer0es in August 2015. More on this when the cover and description are revealed.



What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4

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


See Part 1 here.
See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 here.
See Part 5 here.
See Part 6 here.
See Part 7 here.
See Part 8 here.
See Part 9 here.
See Part 10 here.
See Part 11 here.
See Part 12 here.




Simone St. James

An Inquiry into Love and Death
NAL Trade, March 5, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
In 1920's England, a young woman searches for the truth behind her uncle’s mysterious death in a town haunted by a restless ghost…

Oxford student Jillian Leigh works day and night to keep up with her studies—so to leave at the beginning of the term is next to impossible. But after her uncle Toby, a renowned ghost hunter, is killed in a fall off a cliff, she must drive to the seaside village of Rothewell to pack up his belongings.

Almost immediately, unsettling incidents—a book left in a cold stove, a gate swinging open on its own—escalate into terrifying events that convince Jillian an angry spirit is trying to enter the house. Is it Walking John, the two-hundred-year-old ghost who haunts Blood Moon Bay? And who beside the ghost is roaming the local woods at night? If Toby uncovered something sinister, was his death no accident?

The arrival of handsome Scotland Yard inspector Drew Merriken, a former RAF pilot with mysteries of his own, leaves Jillian with more questions than answers—and with the added complication of a powerful, mutual attraction. Even as she suspects someone will do anything to hide the truth, she begins to discover spine-chilling secrets that lie deep within Rothewell…and at the very heart of who she is.





Elisabeth Staab

Prince of Power
Chronicles of Yavn 2
Sourcebooks, January 8, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
The second installment of Elisabeth Staab's paranormal romance series follows Tyra, a vampire soldier who is nearly killed on the battlefield while fighting the vicious wizard clan. When she awakes from her injuries, she discovers that the man who saved her life is none other than the Master Wizard's son, Anton. They are inexplicably drawn to each other, but Tyra knows this mysterious wizard is hiding a violent secret. She is unsure of whom to trust, who to believe, and where she belongs. Is Anton really in love with Tyra and out for revenge on his father? Or is he only pretending to love her so that he can kill her and steal her powers?





Jillian Stone

The Moonstone and Miss Jones
Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator 2
Brava, September 25, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
A master of paranormal deduction—and paramour seduction—Phaeton Black has a knack for bumping into things that go bump in the night, from ghoulies and ghosties to long-leggedy beauties…

Mooning For The Moonstone

Barely escaping the clutches of a succulent succubus, Phaeton Balck returns to London only to get sucked into another unearthly scheme. Professor Lovecraft has been tinkering with the secrets of life and death, replacing body parts with the latest mechanical marvels. To succeed, he needs to tap the power of the fabled Moonstone—and he needs Phaeton’s help. Of course, Phaeton would prefer to investigate the more interesting body parts of Miss America Jones. Perhaps, bringing his lady friend along for the ride won’t be to too much trouble…

Shanghaied In Shanghai

The bewilderingly beautiful and bountifully gifted daughter of a Cajun witch, Miss Jones is always up for an adventure, especially with Mr. Black as her traveling companion. But when Phaeton is mysteriously shanghaied in Shanghai, America thinks he’s run out on her. Stranded in the Orient—and steaming mad—she’s prepared to look under every stone for the missing detective. The case has put them both in the most compromising positions, but this time, Miss Jones is on top and Mr. Black is at the bottom…of a truly infernal plot.





Joan Swan

Blaze
Phoenix Rising 2
Brava, Deptember 25, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
With a man like him, every mission becomes personal…

Ever since FBI agent Keira O’Shay started tracking a young boy named Mateo, she’s felt a connection even her empathic abilities can’t explain. She needs to save Mateo from the cult leader holding him hostage. Nothing can interfere with that—not even the reappearance of Luke Ransom, the hot-as-hell fire captain she’s regretted walking out on for three long years.

Losing Keira left Luke vulnerable—in every way. When they were together, the powers each possesses were mysteriously enhanced. But it’s the sexy, surprising woman beneath the tough exterior that Luke’s really missed. Even if she betrayed him utterly. And even if agreeing to help her uncover a government conspiracy means watching his life and his heart go up in flames again…





David Tallerman

Crown Thief
Tales of Easie Damasco 2
Angry Robot. September 25, 2012 (US/Canada)
October 4, 2012 (UK)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
From the Tales of Easie Damasco…

Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero.

But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable – and dangerous – object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp.

Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels, and Damasco’s chances of staying honest – or even just surviving – are getting slimmer by the hour.

File Under: Fantasy [ Run Easie Run | A Big Help | Not again! | Prince of Thieves ]





James R. Tuck

Spider's Lullaby
Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter Novella
Kensington, June 26, 2012
eBook, 79 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities take out any kind of unnatural threat. But between this bad-ass bounty hunter and rescuing the most helpless of victims stands the one evil he can’t defeat…

For Deacon Chalk, loyalty is worth dying for. And now that something has taken were-spider Charlotte’s un-hatched children and one of his closest friends, he’ll tear up the human and supernatural underworlds to find them. But with his allies stripped away by an invincible Yakuza hit man and time running out, Deacon must face down the most ancient of demonic entities. And his last hope means surrendering to the inner darkness waiting hungrily to consume him …



Blood and Silver
Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter 2
Kensington, August 7, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
He hasn’t met a monster yet that could give him a scare. With ice in his veins, silver hollow-points in his chambers, and an innate ability to rise from the dead, what’s to fear? The answer may be something he doesn’t want to face…

Deacon Chalk normally has no trouble telling innocent victims from real monsters. So protecting an abused pregnant were-dog is a no-brainer…until a vicious lycanthrope leader and his brotherhood target Deacon, other shape-shifters, and any humans in their way. Suddenly, Deacon is outnumbered, outgunned, and unsure who—or what—to trust. The only edge he has left is a weapon hungry for his soul and his most savage impulses. And using it will exact a price even this hell-raising hunter fears to pay…



Blood and Magick
Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter 3
Kensington, March 5, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
Taking out hellish creatures—not a problem. Armed with blessed silver hollow-points and the ability to manipulate magick, he’s ready for anything—except betrayal he never saw coming…

Deacon Chalk knows the biggest danger in fighting monsters is becoming one. Just another day at the office for your friendly neighborhood occult bounty hunter. If keeping three helpless were-dog children safe means battling a malevolent trio of witches by any means necessary, so be it. If that means partnering with a ruthless government agent to stay one step ahead of the allies and friends he must now suspect, he’s not going to cry about it. The only way Deacon can save humans and shape-shifters alike is to embrace a power beyond his imagining, putting his team at stake—and his soul on the line…

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

And the winners are...


Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 1) by James R. Tuck - Ended February 14, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Who is/are your favorite monster slayer(s)? (books, movies, etc.)

Pamk who said:

I love Gin Blanco from Jennifer estep. She's not your typical monster hunter but she definitely kills them.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


In the Service of the King (Vampire Warrior Kings 1) eBook by Laura Kaye - Ended February 15, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question: Tell me how important covers are in your decision to read a book and/orif you have a favorite part of this cover?

Because the original winner (Sophia Rose) has already received a copy of 
In the Service of the King 
(and kindly let me know), a new winner has been randomly chosen:

Rebe who said:

Yes, the cover is very important, especially if I'm browsing for books online or in a store! I tend to pass over books with unprofessional looking covers, because I wonder if the rest of the book will be equally as bad (perhaps unfair of me).

I love the photo of the castle at the bottom of this cover - I think it makes it stand out among the HQN Nocturne covers I've seen, since usually they just have a photo of the couple on the front, nothing else.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


Shadow Highlander (Dark Sword 5) by Donna Grant - Ended February 16, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Why do you love historical romance, and who are some of your favorite authors?

Leah Weller who said

I am so glad that I subscribed to The Quillery! I am finding so many new to me authors that I'm almost squeeling about it :)
When I opened my email and saw you were here and started reading about you and your books I felt like you were speaking from my heart. I have such a love for anything medieval. My wordpress name is leahluvsmedieval, lol! I've used that name for years with other things too. My love for historical romance came from the first romance book I read. Kathleen Woodiwiss The Wolf and the Dove. That one book changed my life. It started me down a road of wanting to learn all I could about the medieval period. I feel like I cannot soak enough in. I have such an inner pull for England, Wales,and Scotland that I can't even begin to put it into words. I think the only ones who understand it, are the ones who have that inner pull themselves. It's deeper than words. I have often thought that I was born in the wrong century. One day, my soul will find it's way back home. I love historical romances because for a short time, I can escape back and enjoy the ride that the author takes me on, with their characters. As for favorite authors, Sue-Ellen Welfonder/Allie MacKay, Karen Ranney, Diana Gabaldon, Sandra Hill, Alison Weir, Heather Graham/Shannon Drake to name a few. I could sit here and go on and on. From the sounds of your books, it seems you may soon be on that list too :) I am suprised at how many good authors/books there are out there that I had no clue about. Donna, thank you for this interview and giveaway and I have added your books on my wishlist. Beautiful covers, btw. The cover Gods have been sprinkling happy dust your way.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


Vengeance Born (The Light Blade 1) by Kylie Griffin - Ended February 17, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Who is/are some of your favorite strong heroine(s)? (books/comics/TV/movies)

Mel who said

In TV my favourite heroine has to be Buffy - she just changed the world for me. Books-wise I would say Kate Daniels has grown so much since the series started.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


Empire State by Adam Christopher - Ended February 18, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Who or what are your favorite superhero(es) or supervillain(s)?

rissatoo who said

As a young girl, my fave superhero was Wonder Woman. But as an adult, lately I find myself partial to Iron Man. (I have a bit of a RDJ crush...)

Enjoyed the interview and am looking forward to the book.

rissatoo

P.S. I seem to love ellipses... LOL


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Sunday, February, 26 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly pick a new winner or winners.

Thank you to all!

Interview with James R. Tuck and Giveaway - February 7, 2012

Please welcome James R. Tuck to The Qwillery as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge interviews. Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 1) is out today!


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

JRT:  I find it next to impossible to write before 3 pm. There are magic mornings where the muse is a knockin at 7 or 8 am, but normally if I am writing at that time it is because I have come from the otherside of it and have been up all night. I am a night owl. Always have been. My preferred schedule in life would be to go to sleep around 6am and to wake at noon.

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

JRT:  My favorite writers would include Laurell K. Hamilton and Andrew Vachss. They are the epitome of both styles I love to read and write. One is urban fantasy (LKH) and the other is crime (AV).

For influence, hands down Lilith Saintcrow. Her Jill Kismet books (which everyone should read) are just distilled awesome poured in a glass made of spectacular. I love those books. They are dark and gritty and violent. And her character is just as flawed as Deacon Chalk is.

I also try to be influenced by Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD. It has the most stunning use of language. It is a breathtaking book.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

JRT:  A totally reformed pantser. BLOOD AND BULLETS was pantsed like a sunnuvabitch. I just made it up as I went along. No idea where the journey would take me. Now I outline. It's not a detailed outline, more a list of the big scenes and some cool bits thrown in that I want to make sure are included in each book. It makes my books much stronger.

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

JRT:  Keeping the color of people's eyes straight. Seriously. It's those little details that trip you up. Someone in BLOOD AND BULLETS was apparently wearing colored contacts when they first come on the page because their eyes change from green to blue! LOL. What can you do? You roll with it.

TQ:  Describe Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 1) in 140 characters or less.

JRT:  Big. Damn. Hero. (Thanks Joss!)

TQ:  What inspired you to write Blood and Bullets?

JRT:  Well, it's the book I wanted to read. I searched for a book that was urban fantasy and was dark and “realistic” but everyone of them I read pulled the punches. They ran right up to the line and then pulled back and softened the blow. I wanted a book that would show just how damaged someone would be who had an encounter with monsters. A hero that, while they ARE a hero, is DEEPLY flawed and kinda screwed up.
I couldn't find it so I wrote it.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Blood and Bullets?

JRT:  My whole life has been research. I grew up loving not only fantasy books like Robert E. Howard's Conan and violent gun-filled books like Don Pendelton's Mack Bolan series; I also grew up devouring all books I could find on mythology, monsters, folklore, and magick. I love the stuff. I have a fascination with religion, mythology, and folklore that has been fed for almost 4 decades now. Plus it has been spiced with literally hundreds of great fantasy and urban fantasy books so all that crazy story stew is just bubbling in my brain all the time. This is your first serving, there is more to come.

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

JRT:  Deacon is the easiest character to write. There is a lot of me in Deacon. Now I am not a monster hunter and I (Thank God) have not lost my family but I can imagine what that kind of trauma would do to me. With nothing to live for I think I would probably become a very dangerous person to be around. I take that unfathomable pain, run it through my imagination and you have Deacon Chalk, a monster hunter who is a hero at his core, but has suffered a loss so big it gives him a death wish.

The hardest would be Tiff. It has been a long time since I was an innocent girl. LOL.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Blood and Bullets?

JRT:  There are a lot. I am really happy with the book. I can't think of a scene I dislike or would change. But the one I am most happy with today is the scene with Gregorios. I think I really captured some creepy and disturbing stuff alongside some very human emotional themes. I may be reading too much into my own writing, but I really like it.

TQ:  What's next?

JRT:  I am knee deep in finishing book 3 (BLOOD AND MAGICK) and then I have to write the 3rd e-novella in the series (tentatively titled OVERLORD OF THE FLESH). After that is a break from the Deaconverse. I want to write a crime novel. Then it will either be another Deacon book or possibly a new urban fantasy project, either a stand alone or a trilogy, and then a new Deacon book.
I would like to get set for 1 Deacon book a year and 1 other style novel a year and fill the rest with short fiction and writing comic books. (You hear that DC Comics? Hit me up, I've got some stellar ideas for your universe!)

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

JRT:  No, thank YOU for having me. I love it around here.


About Deacon Chalk Occult Bounty Hunter

Blood and Bullets
Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 1
Kensington, February 7, 2012
Mass Market Papberback, 352 pages

Interview with James R. Tuck and Giveaway - February 7, 2012
Since hunting down the monster who took the lives of his wife and children five years ago, occult bounty-hunter Deacon Chalk has lived by only one rule.

He does not work for the monsters. He kills them.

So why would a vampire try to hire him as protection against another monster hunter? After enforcing his only rule Deacon goes to meet the target, a vampire slayer named Nyteblade. Professional courtesy demands he tell this Nyteblade the vampires are hiring people to kill him. Deacon finds the vampire slayer waiting in an alley.

Waiting to stake him.

He discovers that Nyteblade is a bumbling, fumbling, wanna-be instead of a badass vampire hunter. Someone who needs saving from monsters instead of the other way around. This is proven when a horde of vampires descend and he has to escape while trying to keep Nyteblade alive.

Someone has set Deacon up. Someone wants him dead.

Someone should have sent more vampires.

Bound and determined, Deacon will find out who tried to kill him no matter how many bloodsuckers, were-spiders, cursed immortals, undead strippers, or insanely powerful hell-bitches he has to wade through.

It's going to be a long night.


That Thing at the Zoo
Kensington , December 27, 2011
Deaconverse, e-novella

Interview with James R. Tuck and Giveaway - February 7, 2012
Shredding monsters is his stock and trade. He sniffs them out, tracks them down, and corners them. End of story. But when the tables are turned, expect the unexpected. . .

Knowing his enemy is a rule Deacon Chalk swears by. But he's never seen anything like whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo's most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in treetops. And he’s only got till sunrise to keep it from turning the entire city into a slaughterhouse. Now Deacon is in zoo lockdown with a handful of staffers to save. His zookeeper backup has more guts than monster-hunting experience. And the only chance Deacon has to run this thing to unholy ground is to risk unleashing his darkest, most uncontrollable instincts. . .


Blood and Silver
Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 2
Kensington, August 7, 2012

Interview with James R. Tuck and Giveaway - February 7, 2012




About James R. Tuck

Interview with James R. Tuck and Giveaway - February 7, 2012
James R. Tuck is the author of the Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter series from Kensington. Book one, BLOOD AND BULLETS will be available everywhere on February 7, 2012 and will be preceded by the e-novella THAT THING AT THE ZOO on January 12, 2012

James is a former bouncer and has been a professional tattoo artist for over 15 years. His tattoo work has been published in national tattoo magazines and he owns Family Tradition Tattoo in Marietta, Ga. He lives near there with a wonderful wife, three wonderful children, and six dogs of varying degrees of wonderfulness.

James' Links

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Blog



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Interview with James R. Tuck and Giveaway - February 7, 2012

The View From Monday - February 6, 2012

Happy first Monday in February. We get an extra day in February this year. I'm going to dedicate it to reading I hope. The Qwillery is very busy again this week!

Monday - Guest Blog by Maeve Greyson. Maeve's upcoming novels include Eternity's Mark and The Highlander's Fury.

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with James R. Tuck. James' debut, Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter 1) will be published tomorrow.

Wednesday - Interview with Jennifer Safrey. Tooth and Nail is out from Night Shade Books.

Thursday - Guest Post by Donna Grant. Darkest Highlander (Dark Swords 6) was published on January 31, 2012.

Friday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Kylie Griffin. Vengeance Born, Kylie's debut, will be published tomorrow.

Saturday - Authors After Dark Spotlight Interview with Samantha Kane.

Sunday - Authors After Dark Spotlight Interview with Diana Castilleja.


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


February 7, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Throne of the Crescent Moon (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Saladin Ahmed F
Claws and Effect
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Amanda Arista PNR - Diaries of an Urban Panther 2
Hot Summer Bites (e)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Nina Bangs PNR - Castle of Dark Dreams Novella
Midnight Enchantment
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Anya Bast PNR - Dark Magic 4
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Peter S. Beagle (ed) SF/F/YA - Anthology
The Year of Eating Dangerously
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
K. Bennett UF - Mallory Caine, Zombie at Law 2
The Voice (e)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Anne Bishop PNR -  Ephemera Novella
A Fitting End
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Melissa Bourbon M - Magical Dressmaking Mystery 2
Blackveil (h2tp)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Kristen Britain F - Green Rider 4
Stud
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Cheryl Brooks PNR - Cat Star Chronicles 8
Mars Trilogy: A Princess of Mars; The Gods of Mars; The Warlord of Mars
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Edgar Rice Burroughs SF - Omnibus
The Haunted Lands
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Richard Lee Byers F - D&D: Forgotten Realms Haunted Lands Omnibus
The Masked Witches
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Richard Lee Byers F - D&D: Forgotten Realms: Brotherhood of the Griffon 4
Overbite (h2tp)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Meg Cabot PNR - Insatiable 2
Unbroken
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Rachel Caine UF - Outcast Season 4
Fury of Fire
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Coreene Callahan PNR - Dragonfury 1
Garrett Takes the Case
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Glen Cook F - Garrett, P.I. Omnibus 4
Guardian of Night
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Tony Daniel SF
Underwater Love
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Fred the Mermaid Omnibus
The King of the Crags (h2mm)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Stephen Deas F - Memory of Flames 2
The Order of the Scales
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Stephen Deas F - Memory of Flames 3
Forest Moon Rising (tp2mm)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
P. R. Frost UF - Tess Noncoire Adventure 4
Shaded Vision
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Yasmine Galenorn UF - Sisters of the Moon 11
Westward Weird
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Martin H. Greenberg (ed) SF/F - Anthology
Vengeance Born (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Kylie Griffin PNR - Light Blade 1
Deliver Me from Darkness (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Tes Hilaire PNR - Paladin Warriors 1
Something About Witches
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Joey W. Hill PNR - Arcane Shot 1
City of Dragons
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Robin Hobb F - Rain Wilds Chronicles 3
Yours, Mine and Howls
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Kinsey W. Holley PNR - Werewolves in Love 2
Dark Inspiration
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Russell James H
The Lord of Illusion
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Kathryne Kennedy PNR - Elven Lords 3
Apocalypse to Go
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Katharine Kerr UF - Nola O'Grady 3
Key of Solomon
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Cassiel Knight PNR - Relic Defender 1
World Divided
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Mercedes Lackey SF - Secret World Chronicle 2
The Lamplighters
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Frazer Lee H
Night of the Huntress
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Crista McHugh PNR
The Last Ditch
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Sandy Mitchell F -Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain
The Winter Ghosts (h2tp)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Kate Mosse HF
Siren's Desire
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Devyn Quinn PNR - Dark Tides 3
Alpha Instinct
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Katie Reus PNR - Moon Shifter 1
The Mirage
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Matt Ruff SF
A Hundred Words for Hate
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Thomas E. Sniegoski UF - Remy Chandler 4
King of Darkness (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Elisabeth Staab PNR - Chronicles of Yavn 1
Inked Magic
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Jory Strong PER
Blood and Bullets (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
James R. Tuck UF - Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 1
Eternal Captive
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Laura Wright PNR - Mark of the Vampire 3




February 8, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Pure
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Julianna Baggott SF
Gem of a Ghost
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Sue Ann Jaffarian M - Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery 3




February 10, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Daniel Wallace SF


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

F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HF - Historical Fantasy
PER - Paranormal Erotic Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult
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