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The View From Monday ... On Tuesday - April 6, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

There are 2 debuts this week:

The Revelations by Erik Hoel;


Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian.

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

From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Instinct by Jason M. Hough;

The Memory of Souls (Chorus of Dragons 3) by Jenn Lyons is out in Trade Paperback;

Titan's Day (The Carter Archives 2) by Dan Stout is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Titan Song (The Carter Archives 3) by Dan Stout;


The Space Between Two Deaths by Jamie Yourdon.
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.

The View From Monday ... On Tuesday - April 6, 2021
Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

April 6, 2021
Star Wars Skywalker A Family At War Kristin Baver PerfArts/SF/SO
I'm Waiting for You: And Other Stories Kim Bo-Young SF - Collection
Mirage (h2mm)
Julie E. Czerneda SF/SO/AC - Web Shifter's Library 2
ELADATL: A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines Sesshu Foster
Arturo Ernesto Romo
1636: Calabar's War Charles E. Gannon
Robert E. Waters
SF/TT - Ring of Fire 30
Cries from the Lost Island (h2mm)
Kathleen O'Neal Gear HistF/CF/P
The Best Thing You Can Steal Simon R. Green SupTh - A Gideon Sable Novel 1
Bela Lugosi's Dead Robert Guffey GH
The Book of Yig: Revelations of the Serpent: A Cthulhu Mythos Anthology David Hambling (Ed)
Peter Rawlik (Ed)
H - Anthology
The Revelations (D) Erik Hoel LF/Psy
Instinct Jason M. Hough Sus
Found in Translation: New People in Twentieth-Century Chinese Science Fiction Jing Jiang SF - Asia Shorts
Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization Greg Keyes MTI/TechTh/SF
Doctor Aphra Sarah Kuhn SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars
The Science of Middle-earth: A New Understanding of Tolkien and His World Roland Lehoucq (Ed)
Loïc Mangin (Ed)
Jean-Sébastien Steyer (Ed)
Tina Kover (Tr)
The Memory of Souls (h2tp)
Jenn Lyons F - Chorus of Dragons 3
Rich Man's Sky Wil McCarthy SF
Crowe's Requiem (ri)
Mike McCormack CoA/FL/MR
Getting It in the Head: Stories Mike McCormack SS/Psy/MR
The Drowning Kind Jennifer McMahon Noir
First Person Singular: Stories
Haruki Murakami
Philip Gabriel (Tr)
SS/MR/LF - Collection
A River Called Time Courttia Newland SF/AP/PA/LF/Dis/Dys
Peaces Helen Oyeyemi LF/F/MR
Lord of Order Brett Riley Dys/F/H
Gold Diggers (D) Sanjena Sathian LF/MR
The World of Dew and Other Stories Julian Mortimer Smith SF/SS/F - Blue Light Books
And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges (h2tp)
Amber Sparks SS
Titan's Day (h2mm)
Dan Stout UF/DF - The Carter Archives 2
Titan Song Dan Stout UF/DF - The Carter Archives 3
First, Become Ashes K.M. Szpara CF
Why We Love The Matrix Kim Taylor-Foster PerfArts/HC
Hummingbird Salamander Jeff VanderMeer TechTh/LF/Nature & Environment
Under the Lake (ri)
Stuart Woods Sus/PP/Horror
The Space Between Two Deaths Jamie Yourdon MR/HistF

April 7, 2021
Annie Without Crow: A Original (e) Michael Swanwick F

April 8, 2021
Apex: World of Dinosaurs Anthology Alana Joli Abbott (Ed)
F - Anthology
Tool Tales: Microfiction Inspired By Antique Tools Kaaron Warren
Ellen Datlow (Photographer)
H/F - Collection

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

AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash-Up
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PF - Paranormal Fantasy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors

Here are some of the April 2021 novels by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.

Alina Boydon (2020)

Gifting Fire
Stealing Thunder 2
Ace, April 13, 2021
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages
The battle has been won, but the war is just beginning.

Although at long last Razia Khan has found peace with herself and love with her prince, Arjun, her trials are far from over. In order to save her prince and his city from certain destruction, Razia made a deal with the devil–her father, the Sultan of Nizam. Now the bill has come due.

Razia must secure the province of Zindh, a land surrounded by enemies, and loyal to a rebel queen who has survived her father’s purge. But when her old tormentor Prince Karim invades her new home and forces her into a marriage alliance, Razia finds herself trapped in the women’s quarters of a foreign palace, with her beloved Prince Arjun exiled from her side.

Now, in order to free herself, and her province, from Karim’s clutches, she must call upon all of her training as a royal princess, a cunning courtesan, and a daring thief to summon new allies and old friends for a battle that will decide her fate, and the fate of an empire.
Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Bookshop : Books-A-Million : IndieBound
Google Play : iBooks : Kobo
Book 1

Dan Stout (2019)

Titan Song
The Carter Archives 3
DAW, April 6, 2021
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages
The third book in the acclaimed Carter Archives noir fantasy series returns to the gritty town of Titanshade, where danger lurks around every corner.

Forbidden magic, murder… and disco. Carter’s day keeps getting worse.

With the return of spring, new life floods into Titanshade. The sun climbs higher and stays longer, the economy is ascendant, and ever more newcomers arrive to be part of the city’s rebirth. Even pop culture has taken notice, with a high-profile concert only days away. When a band member’s murder threatens to delay the show, the diva star performer demands that the famous Detective Carter work the case. But Carter has secrets of his own, and his investigation unearths more victims and dark secrets, triggering a spiral of deceit, paranoia, and nightmarish magical transformations.

As conspiracies are exposed, Carter is sucked even deeper into the machinations of the rich, the powerful, and the venerated. Soon the very foundations of the city threaten to collapse and Carter’s own freedom is on the line as he navigates between old enemies and fragile new alliances while racing to learn the true cause of this horrific series of deaths.
Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Bookshop : Books-A-Million : IndieBound
Google Play : iBooks : Kobo
Book 1
Book 2

Jamie Yourdon (2016)

The Space Between Two Deaths
Genz Publishing, April 6, 2021
Trade Paperback and eBook, 276 pages
In ancient Sumeria, only a thin veil separates the living from the dead.

The lives of Ziz, her mother, Meshara, and her father, Temen, are disrupted when a mysterious crevasse rends the earth. Temen becomes obsessed with the mystery and, capturing a crow to guide him, he follows a path to the netherworld where he hopes to gain wisdom from his dead father. Yet he soon finds that ancestors don't always provide the answers we need.

In his absence, a grisly accident occurs on their farm -- Meshara and Ziz are forced to flee. Friendless and alone, they must find a way to survive despite the brutalities of their landlord and devotees of the religious nation-state. Will the women revel in their new companionship or seek to find freedom elsewhere?
Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Bookshop : Books-A-Million : IndieBound
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