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The View From Monday - January 10, 2011

It's Monday... again. It's going to be a quiet week at The Qwillery. There will be some reviews, some comics and some photos. There are no books being released this week that I'm going to pick up, which does give me a bit of time to catch up on reading the books I already have.

The View From Monday - January 10, 2011

Join The Qwillery for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge (non-YA). Read one Debut Author's works per month during 2011. Hopefully we can have some discussion about some of the books. Many of this year's Debut Authors will be stopping by The Qwillery for interviews. Details can be found at the 2011 DAC page.

There are 3 YAs being released tomorrow that caught my eye.

All Just Glass
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The View From Monday - January 10, 2011
Sarah Vida has given up everything for love. From a legendary family of vampire-hunting witches, Sarah was raised to never trust a vampire, to never let her guard down, and to avoid all tricky attachments of the heart. But now Sarah IS a vampire—changed by the boy she thought she loved. Her family has forsaken her, and Sarah herself is disgusted by her appetite for blood.

Aida Vida is Sarah's older sister, the good, reliable sibling who always does her family proud. But when Aida's mother insists that Sarah be found and killed, Aida is given the one assignment that she may not be able to carry out.

Taking place over just twenty-four hours, ALL JUST GLASS tells the story of a game-changing battle that will forever change the world of the Den of Shadows. And at its center is the story of two sisters who must choose between love and duty. Dark, fully-imagined, and hard to put down, ALL JUST GLASS will thrill Amelia's fans—old and new.

by Maurissa Guibord
The View From Monday - January 10, 2011Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

by Alexandra Monir
The View From Monday - January 10, 2011When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.
Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.

January 2011 Release List Update - December 26, 2010

Just a couple of things so far for January 25, 2011 releases.

1)  I've added Joss Ware's Night Betrayed, Envy Chronicles 4.  The omission was brought to my attention by glitter. Thank you!

2) Cherie Priest's Bloodshot, Cheshire Red Reports 1, was mislabeled as YA. It's "very, very adult" per Ms. Priest. I appreciate that Ms. Priest cleared that up. So kids this book is not for you! The publisher lists it as: "Fiction - Fantasy; Fiction - Fantasy - Urban Life" so I'm going with UF for Bloodshot.

Here are the covers and descriptions of both books.

Night Betrayed
(Envy Chronicles 4)
by Joss Ware
January 2011 Release List Update - December 26, 2010The world they knew is ashes.

The world that remains is in peril.

And five extraordinary survivors are humankind's last, best hope.

The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human—eternally young, eternally beautiful . . . but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness . . . until a miracle lady brings him back.

Born during the apocalyptic storms and earthquakes that left the world in ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing the pain of others. But Theo is the first in her care to survive. Responding to Selena's tender touch, Theo starts to live again, to feel and desire again. But joined in a world of terrors, the secrets they can never share make them targets. And love could be the ultimate betrayal.

(Cheshire Red Reports 1)
by Cherie Priest
January 2011 Release List Update - December 26, 2010
Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files—documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.

Dear Readers,

As you know I only started adding genre the last couple of monthly lists. They are based on the information my database collects from many different sources. Sometimes both the database and I get it wrong. The genre classifications are sometimes the best pick out of the many genre and subgenres a book fits. Sometimes a genre classification will be incorrect if the database pulls incorrect information from the interwebs and I don't recheck. If you spot any additional mislabeling or if I've missed a book please let me know because I would like the release lists to be as accurate as possible. I sincerely appreciate it when a correction/addition is brought to my attention. Thank you!

Comments on the January 2011 release list can he left here.

January 2011 - New Releases

Here is my list of January 2011 releases. Again I've included the genre or subgenre that I thought fit the book. A key to the abbreviations is below. Covers for anthologies are below. If there is something that I've missed, please leave a comment. Also note that this list is always under revision.

January 1, 2011

I Dream of GeniesFennell, JudiPNR - Genies 1
Blood MaidensHambly, BarbaraUF - James Asher 3
Tempest's LegacyPeeler, NicoleUF- Jane True 3
The Water WarsStracher, CameronYA

January 3, 2011

Trickster's GirlBell, HilariYA - Raven Duet 1
Managing DeathJamieson, TrentUF - Death Works 2
My Immortal AssassinJewel, CarolynPNR - My Immortal 3
Flip This ZombiePetersen, JesseUF- Living with the Dead 2
The Vyne: Mystery of the Hidden EmberWalls, DanielSPF

January 4, 2011

Home for a SpellAlt, MadelynPM - Bewitching Mystery 7
Restless Soul Archer, AlexPM- Rogue Angel 28
The Soul MirrorBerg, CarolEF - Collegia Majica 2
ShadowspellBlack, JennaYA - Faeriewalker 2
The Faeman QuestBrennan, HerbieYA - Faerie Wars
Blood Bound*Briggs, PatriciaUF - Mercy Thompson 2
The Lost GateCard, Orson ScottYA - Mither Mages 1
AwakenedCast, P.C.YA - House of Night 8
Lily of the NileDray, StephanieHF - Cleopatra Selene 1
Demon MarkedEvans, Anna J.PNR - Demon Bound 2
IndulgentFox, CathrynPNR - Eternal Pleasure 3
Skin HeatGray, AvaPNR - Skin 3
A Hard Day's KnightGreen, Simon R.UF - Nightside 11
Taken By OthersHaines, JessUF - H&W Investigations 2
UnearthlyHand, CynthiaYA
A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!*Harry, HarrisonAH/SP
Through Stone and SeaHendee, BarbHF - Noble Dead 8
Of Truth and BeastsHendee, BarbHF - Noble Dead 9
Pandora Gets HeartHennesy, CarolynYA - Mythic Miss-Adventures 4
Angel at DawnHolly, EmmaPNR - Fitz Clare Chornicles 10
Mercy BladeHunter, FaithUF - Jane Yellowrock 3
NocturneJames, SyriePNR
Finding DestinyJohnson, JeanPNR - Sons of Destiny
Master of SmokeKnight, AngelaPNR - Mageverse 10
March in CountryKnight, E.E.SF - Vampire Earth 9
Soul TrapperLennon. F.J.GN 
Enter the ZombieLubar, DavidYA - Accidental Zombie
Must Love KiltsMackay, AlliePNR
HexboundNeill, ChloeYA - Dark Elite 2
Boondocks FantasyRabe, Jean (Ed)RF - Anthology
Kiss at Your Own RiskRowe, StephaniePNR - Soulfire 1
Secrets of the DemonRowland, DianaUF - Kara Gillian 3
BloodlustSmith, L.J.YA - Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries 2
The Mammoth Book of Scottish RomanceTelep, Trisha (Ed)PNR - Anthology
A Werewolf in ManhattanThompson, Vicki LewisPNR - Wild About You 1
FrostfireViehl, LynnPNR - Kyndred 3
Blood ChallengeWilks, EileenUF - World of the Lupi 7


January 5, 2011

The Naming of the BeastsCarey, MikeUF - Felix Castor 5
Vampyr?Randle, KevinPM - Five Star Mystery
Hell's HorizonShan, DarrenUF - The City 2

January 6, 2011

The Steel QueenAzinger, KarenEF

January 11. 2011

All Just GlassAtwater-Rhodes, AmeliaYA - Den of Shadows 5
WarpedGuibord, MaurissaYA
TimelessMonir, AlexandraYA

January 15, 2011

Richard Matheson's Nightmare at 20, 000 FeetMatheson, RichardSF/H

January 18, 2011

The Witch's DaughterBrackston, PaulaHF
Vampire SheikhBruhns, NinaPNR - Immortal Sheikhs 3
Pack of LiesGilman, Laura AnneUF Paranormal Scene Investigations 2
Bonded by BloodLondon, LauriePNR- Sweetblood 1
The KenseiMerz, Jon F.PT- Lawson Vampire 5
ShadowfeverMoning, Karen MarieUF - Fever 5
Allison Hewitt is Trapped: A Zombie NovelRoux, MadeleineH
TakenSaintcrow, LilithPNR
Third Time's the CharmSilva, Linda KayTT - Across Time 3
Home FiresWolfe, GeneSF

January 25, 2011

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian StoriesAdams, John Joseph (Ed)Anthology
DroughtBachorz, PamYA
Harbinger of the StormBodard, Aliette deF- Obsidian & Blood 2
Silver Borne*Briggs, PatriciaUF - Mercy Thompson 5
Dark GoddessChadda, SarwatYA - Devil's Kiss 2
Dragon WarriorChampman, JanetPNR - Midnight Bay 2
RazielDouglas, KristinaPNR - Fallen 1
Dragon KeeperHobb, RobinF - Rain Wilds 1
The Charmed ReturnJones, FrewinYA - Faerie Path 6
Play DeadLevitt, JohnUF - Dog Days 4
CrossedLewis, J.F.UF - Void City 3
The Warlord's LegacyMarmell, AriDF
Heart of the ExiledNagle, PatiF - Blood of the Kindred 2
Death's Sweet EmbraceO'Hara, TraceyUF - Dark Brethren 2
A Brush of DarknessPang, AllisonUF
BloodshotCherie, PriestUF - Cheshire Red Reports 1
Burning DarknessRush, JamiePRS - Offspring 4
Archangel's ConsortSingh, NaliniUF - Guild Hunter 3
BlessedSmith, Cynthia LeitchYA - Tantalize 3
Night BetrayedWare, JossPNR - Envy Chronicles 4
Captive HeartWindsor, AnnaPNR - Dark Crescent Sisterhood

*Reprint, Paperback

January 26, 2011

Murder in VeinJaffarian, Sue AnnPM - Vampire Mystery 1

January 27, 2011

The Fallen BladeGrimwood, John CourtenayDF - Vampire Assassin Trilogy 1

AH = Alternate History
DF = Dark Fantasy
EF = Epic Fantasy
F = Fantasy
GN = Ghost Noir
H = Horror
PM = Paranormal Mystery
PNR = Paranormal Romance
PT = Paranormal Thriller
RF = Rural Fantasy
SF = Science Fiction
SP = Steampunk
SPF = Steampunk Fantasy
TT = Time Travel
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult

January 2011 - New Releases

January 2011 - New Releases

January 2011 - New Releases
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