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The View From Monday - July 6, 2020


It is the first Monday in July 2020.

There is one debut this week:

The Bright Lands by John Fram.

The View From Monday - July 6, 2020
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton is out in Trade Paperback;

The Name of All Things (Chorus of Dragons 2) by Jenn Lyons is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Every Sky a Grave (The Ascendance 1) by Jay Posey.

The View From Monday - July 6, 2020The View From Monday - July 6, 2020
The View From Monday - July 6, 2020
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - July 6, 2020



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

July 7, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Aftermath of an Industrial Accident: Stories Mike Allen H/DF
The Vanished Seas Catherine Asaro SF/SO - Major Bhaajan 3
In the Palace of Shadow and Joy D. J. Butler SF/SO
Hollow Kingdom (h2tp) Kira Jane Buxton LF/F/HU/SF/AP/PA
Whispers in the Mist Darcy Coates H/Occ/Sup/AP/PA/SupTh/Dys - Black Winter 3
The Librarians Trilogy (e) Greg Cox F/MTI
Kill Orbit (e) Joel Dane SF - Cry Pilot 3
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders (e) Aliette de Bodard DF/H - Dominion of the Fallen Story
Little Brother & Homeland Cory Doctorow SF/CyP
Unconquerable Sun Kate Elliott SF/SO - The Sun Chronicles 1
Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air Jackson Ford SF/CyP/GenEng/HU - Frost Files 2
The Bright Lands (D) John Fram SupTh
At the End of the World Charles E. Gannon SF/AP/PA - Black Tide Rising 8
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor Hank Green CoA/SF/CF
Titandeath Guy Haley SF/SO - Horus Heresy 53
Genetics and the Literary Imagination Clare Hanson SF/HC - Oxford Textual Perspectives
The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet Marc Hartzman PopCul/Astronomy/Science History
Children of Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 3
Heretics of Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 5
Chapterhouse: Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 6
God Emperor of Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 4
Dune Messiah (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 2
Mephiston: City of Light Darius Hinks SF/SE - Warhammer 40,000
Haunted Heroine Sarah Kuhn UF/RF/CF - Heroine Complex 4
The Name of All Things (h2tp) Jenn Lyons F - Chorus of Dragons 2
Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother Douglas A. Martin LF/AH
Where the Veil Is Thin Cerece Rennie Murphy (Ed)
Alana Joli Abbott (Ed)
F - Anthology
Binti: The Complete Trilogy (h2tp) Nnedi Okorafor SF/SO/AC
The Need (h2tp) Helen Phillips LF/SpecFic
Every Sky a Grave Jay Posey SF/SO - The Ascendance 1
Cinderbiter: Celtic Poems Martin Shaw
Tony Hoagland
Poetry
Things From the Flood Simon Stålenhag SF/AP/PA
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology Jonathan Strahan (Ed) F
Battle Luna Travis S. Taylor
Timothy Zahn
Michael Z. Williamson
Kacey Ezell
Josh Hayes
SF/HSF
Growing Things and Other Stories (h2tp) Paul Tremblay Occ/Sup
A Peculiar Peril Jeff VanderMeer YA/F/AH - Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead 1
The Beast of Blackmoor (e) Milla Vane F/P/PNR
Or What You Will Jo Walton CF
Arms of the Ocean (e) Jamie Webster
M. Dalto
F
Red Dust Yoss
David Frye (Tr)
SF - Cuban Science Fiction



July 8, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Necessary Arthur: A Tor.com Original (e) Garth Nix ScF



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
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
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)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
LMF - Legends, Myths, Fables
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

July 2020 Releases


Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in July 2020. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US. Check The View From Monday each week for each week's updated release list.




July 2020 Releases



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

July 1, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Ones Who Look: A Tor.com Original (e) Katharine Duckett SF
Memory and Utopian Agency in Utopian/Dystopian Literature: Memory of the FutureCarter F. HansonLC
Scarlet Odyssey (D) C. T. Rwizi F/CoA/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Scarlet Odyssey 1



July 2, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The House on Widows Hill Simon R. Green SupM - An Ishmael Jones Mystery 9
Dark Harvest Cat Sparks SF/PA



July 7, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Aftermath of an Industrial Accident: Stories Mike Allen H/DF
The Vanished Seas Catherine Asaro SF/SO - Major Bhaajan 3
In the Palace of Shadow and Joy D. J. Butler SF/SO
Hollow Kingdom (h2tp) Kira Jane Buxton LF/F/HU/SF/AP/PA
Whispers in the Mist Darcy Coates H/Occ/Sup/AP/PA/SupTh/Dys - Black Winter 3
The Librarians Trilogy (e) Greg Cox F/MTI
Kill Orbit (e) Joel Dane SF - Cry Pilot 3
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders (e) Aliette de Bodard DF/H - Dominion of the Fallen Story
Little Brother & Homeland Cory Doctorow SF/CyP
Unconquerable Sun Kate Elliott SF/SO - The Sun Chronicles 1
Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air Jackson Ford SF/CyP/GenEng/HU - Frost Files 2
The Bright Lands (D) John Fram SupTh
At the End of the World Charles E. Gannon SF/AP/PA - Black Tide Rising 8
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor Hank Green CoA/SF/CF
Titandeath Guy Haley SF/SO - Horus Heresy 53
Genetics and the Literary Imagination Clare Hanson SF/HC - Oxford Textual Perspectives
The Strawberry Thief Joanne Harris LF
The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet Marc Hartzman PopCul/Astronomy/Science History
Children of Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 3
Heretics of Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 5
Chapterhouse: Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 6
God Emperor of Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 4
Dune Messiah (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Dune 2
Mephiston: City of Light Darius Hinks SF/SE - Warhammer 40,000
Haunted Heroine Sarah Kuhn UF/RF/CF - Heroine Complex 4
The Name of All Things (h2tp) Jenn Lyons F - Chorus of Dragons 2
Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother Douglas A. Martin LF/AH
Where the Veil Is Thin Cerece Rennie Murphy (Ed)
Alana Joli Abbott (Ed)
F - Anthology
Binti: The Complete Trilogy (h2tp) Nnedi Okorafor SF/SO/AC
The Need Helen Phillips LF/SpecFic
Every Sky a Grave Jay Posey SF/SO - The Ascendance 1
Cinderbiter: Celtic Poems Martin Shaw
Tony Hoagland
Poetry
Things From the Flood Simon Stålenhag SF/AP/PA
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology Jonathan Strahan (Ed) F
Battle Luna Travis S. Taylor
Timothy Zahn
Michael Z. Williamson
SF/HSF
Growing Things and Other Stories (h2tp) Paul Tremblay Occ/Sup
A Peculiar Peril Jeff VanderMeer YA/F/AH - Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead 1
The Beast of Blackmoor (e) Milla Vane F/P/PNR
Or What You Will Jo Walton CF
Arms of the Ocean (e) Jamie Webster
M. Dalto
F
Red Dust Yoss
David Frye (Tr)
SF - Cuban Science Fiction



July 8, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Necessary Arthur: A Tor.com Original (e) Garth Nix ScF



July 14, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Jest Right (ri) Piers Anthony F/HU - Magic of Xanth 43
ReV: The Machine Dynasty Madeline Ashby SF/AP/AP/CyP - The Machine Dynasty 3
When Jackals Storm the Walls Bradley P. Beaulieu F - Song of Shattered Sands 5
Unicorn Mountain (ri) Michael Bishop SF/AC
Peace Talks Jim Butcher UF - Dresden Files 16
The Amberlough Dossier: Amberlough, Armistice, Amnesty (e) Lara Elena Donnelly HistF
Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future Jun Eishima
Final Fantasy XV Team
F/MTI - Final Fantasy XV
The Vessels Anna M. Elias SupTh/VM/F - Vessels 1
Queen of Storms Raymond E. Feist F - Firemane Saga 2
Silver Ravens Jane Fletcher F/MR
His Dark Materials and Philosophy Richard Greene (Ed)
Rachel Robinson-Greene (Ed)
Philosophy - Popular Culture and Philosophy 132
The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones H
The Relentless Moon Mary Robinette Kowal SF/AH/HSF - Lady Astronaut 3
The Dragon Republic (h2tp) R. F Kuang HistF - Poppy War 2
In the Kingdom of All Tomorrows Stephen R. Lawhead F/HistF - Eirlandia 3
The Adventures of Arabella Ashby: Arabella of Mars, Arabella and the Battle of Venus, Arabella The Traitor of Mars (e) David D. Levine SF/SP
The Passengers (h2tp) John Marrs TechTh/Sus/SF
The Dreaming Tree (h2tp) Matthew Mather M - Delta Devlin Novels 1
The Storyteller’s Daughter (e) Victoria McCombs RF
Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing John Jackson Miller SF - Star Trek: Discovery 7
Utopia Avenue David Mitchell LF/SF/Dys
Gideon the Ninth (h2tp) Tamsyn Muir SF/SO/F - The Locked Tomb Trilogy 1
Red Noise (D) John P. Murphy SF/SO/AP/PA
At the Lucky Hand: aka The Sixty-Nine Drawers Goran Petrović
Peter Agnone (Tr)
MR/LF
All Up J. W. Rinzler AH
Just Make Believe Maggie Robinson PCM - Lady Adelaide Mysteries 3
Road Seven Keith Rosson MR/LF
Shadows Rising Madeleine Roux F - World of Warcraft Shadowlands 3
Best of British Science Fiction 2019 Donna Scott (Ed) SF - Anthology
Heart of Gold (e) Sharon Shinn SF/CyP
Hell Divers VII: Warriors Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/CyP - Hell Divers 7
Knaves Over Queens (h2tp) Wild Cards Trust SH/SF - Wild Cards 22



July 15, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Everything's Fine: A Tor.com Original (e) Matthew Pridham SF



July 20, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
All the Dead Men Errick Nunnally H - Alexander Smith 2



July 21, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Saturnine Dan Abnett SF/SO - The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra 4
MEG: Generations Steve Alten SupTh/SF - Meg 6
Uranus Ben Bova SF/HSF/AC - Outer Planets Trilogy 1
Alpha Omega Nicholas Bowling SF/TechTh/H
The Killing Light (h2tp) Myke Cole F - Sacred Throne  3
Fearful Symmetries (e)(ri) Ellen Datlow (Ed) H - Anthology
John Landis Presents The Library of Horror Haunted Houses: Classic Stories of Doors that Should Never Be Opened DK H - The Library of Horror
The Pull of the Stars Emma Donoghue Hist/Dys
Axiom's End (D) Lindsay Ellis SF/AC/Th
The Year of the Witching (D) Alexis Henderson H/Occ/Sup/DF
A Summoning of Souls Leanna Renee Hieber GH/Gaslamp - A Spectral City Novel 3
I Come with Knives S. A. Hunt H/CF - Malus Domestica 2
Trouble the Saints Alaya Dawn Johnson HistF/LF
Darkdawn (h2tp) Jay Kristoff F - The Nevernight Chronicle 3
Inch by Inch (h2tp) Morgan Llywelyn SF/AP/PA - Step by Step 2
Malorie: A Bird Box Novel Josh Malerman Sus/H/SF/AP/PA - Bird Box 2
Quantum Shadows L. E. Modesitt Jr. SF
Restoration Angela Slatter UF - Verity Fassbinder 3
Vigil Angela Slatter UF - Verity Fassbinder 1
The Rightful Queen Isabelle Steiger F - Paths of Lantistyne 2
Annihilation Aria Michael R. Underwood SF/SO - Space Operas 1
The Sin in the Steel (D) Ryan Van Loan F - The Fall of the Gods 1
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy Ann VanderMeer(Ed)
Jeff VanderMeer (Ed)
F - Anthology
A Touch of Stone and Snow Milla Vane FR/F/PNR - A Gathering of Dragons 2
Mean Machine Aleksandr Voinov Dys
Savage Legion Matt Wallace F - Savage Rebellion 1
South of the Buttonwood Tree Heather Webber CW/MR/STR
Ashes of the Sun Django Wexler F - Burningblade & Silvereye 1



July 23, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Chimera Code (e) Wayne Santos SF - Witchware 1



July 27, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
House of the Rising Sun Richard Cox SF/AP/PA
The Best of Greg Egan: 20 Stories of Hard Science Fiction Greg Egan SF/HSF



July 28, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Doctor Who: Pirate Planet Douglas Adams
James Goss
SF - Doctor Who
The Technician (tp2mm)> Neal Asher SF/SO - Polity 4
The Butterfly Lampshade Aimee Bender LF/MR/FL
Afterland Lauren Beukes Sus/Dys
The Baron of Magister Valley Steven Brust F - Dragaera 4
Reaping Willow (e) Boone Brux UF - Grim Reality 4
Lies of Descent (h2mm) Troy Carrol Bucher F/DF - Fallen Gods' War 1
My Enemy's Enemy (tp2mm) Robert Buettner SF
Kushiel's Chosen (ri) Jacqueline Carey RF/F - Kushiel's Legacy 2
The Perfect Wife (h2tp) JP Delaney Sus/Psy/GenEng
Empire of Wild (D - US) Cherie Dimaline Native American & Aboriginal/STR/SupTh
William Shakespeare's The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth Ian Doescher SF/SO - William Shakespeare's Star Wars 9
Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror Mark Gatiss SF - Doctor Who
The Imago Stage Karoline Georges
Rhonda Mullins (Tr)
LF/Dys/FL
Spells for the Dead Faith Hunter UF - Soulwood 5
A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror (h2tp) John Hornor Jacobs H
Flyaway Kathleen Jennings CF/DF/Gothic
At Death's Door (hmm) Sherrilyn Kenyon HistF/FR/PNR - Deadman's Cross 3
Cold Storage (h2mm) David Koepp Sus
Kinsman's Oath (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - The Kinsman  2
Prince of Shadows (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Val Cache 3
The Forest Lord (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Fane 1
Star-Crossed (e)(ri) Susan Krinard SF
Prince of Dreams (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Val Cache 2
Prince of Wolves (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR - Val Cache 1
Twice a Hero (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR
Body & Soul (e)(ri) Susan Krinard PNR
Kin Snorri Kristjansson Cr/Hist/HistTh - Helga Finnsdottir Mysteries 1
Crossings (D) Alex Landragin LF/MR
Sabella (ri) Tanith Lee SF/SO
Bound by Shadows (ri) Kathy Lyons PNR - Grizzlies Gone Wild  1
The Dawn of a Nazi Moon Douglas MacKinnon SF - Dawn of the Nazi Moon 1
Tyger Burning (tp2mm) T. C. McCarthy SF
The Five Books of (Robert) Moses Arthur Nersesian AH/LF/AB/Sagas
Chaos Vector Megan E. O'Keefe SF/SO/SE/GenEng- Protectorate 2
The Memory Police (h2tp) Yoko Ogawa
Stephen Snyder (Tr)
LF/SF/Dys
River of Night (h2mm) John Ringo
Mike Massa
SF/AP/PA - Black Tide Rising 8
Deal with the Devil (h2tp) Kit Rocha SF/SFR - Mercenary Librarians 1
Demon in White Christopher Ruocchio SF/SO/HSF/AC - Sun Eater 3
Relentless: A Drizzt Novel R. A. Salvatore F - Generations  3
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds (h2mm) Brandon Sanderson SF - Collection
Doctor Who: Dalek Robert Shearman SF - Doctor Who
Automatic Reload Ferrett Steinmetz SF/CyP/HSF
Privateer (h2mm) Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F - The Dragon Corsairs 2
The Worst of All Possible Worlds Alex White SF/GenEng/SO - Salvagers 3
Doctor Who: The Witchfinders Joy Wilkinson SF - Doctor Who
Master of the World (tp2mm) Edward Willett F - Worldshapers 2



July 31, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gray Matters (D) John Webster Gastil SF/CyP/Medical/PolTh
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 William Schafer (Ed) DF - Anthology



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
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
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)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
LMF - Legends, Myths, Fables
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical

The View From Monday - August 6, 2018


Happy First Monday in August.

There are 2 debuts this week:

A Short Film About Disappointment by Joshua Mattson

and

Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau.

The View From Monday - August 6, 2018The View From Monday - August 6, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors

King of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom 3) by RJ Barker;

The Tao Novels by Wesley Chu are out in eBook Bundle;

The Point by John Dixon;

Temper by Nicky Drayden;

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts 2) by Vic James is out in Trade Paperback;

Friendly Fire (The Fifth Ward 2) by Dale Lucas;

Null States (The Centenal Cycle 2) by Malka Older is out in Trade Paperback;

The Recoletta Novels by Carrie Patel are out in eBook Bundle;

Legends of the Duskwalker by Jay Posey are out in eBook Bundle;

The Tower of Living and Dying (Empire of Dust 2) by Anna Smith Spark;

Herokiller by Paul Tassi;

and

The Tropic of Eternity (The Amaranthine Cycle 3) by Tom Toner.

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The View From Monday - August 6, 2018The View From Monday - August 6, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - August 6, 2018



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

August 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Iron Bones (e) Yasmine Galenorn PNR - Wild Hunt 3
City of Kings Rob J Hayes F



August 7, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Garrison Girl Rachel Aaron Dys/SF - Attack on Titan
Bad Man David Auerbach H/PsyTh/Sus
King of Assassins RJ Barker F - The Wounded Kingdom 3
The Divine Cities Trilogy: City of Stairs, City of Blades, and City of Miracles, with an excerpt from Foundryside (e) Robert Jackson Bennett F - The Divine Cities
The Third Hotel Laura van den Berg LF/Psy
The Tao Novels - Limited Edition (e) Wesley Chu SF/AP/PA
Knightsblade Andy Clark SF- Imperial Knights 2
The Outposter (ri) Gordon R. Dickson SF
The Point John Dixon SF/Th
Temper Nicky Drayden CF
Gift of Griffins V. M. Escalada F - Faraman Prophecy 2
Halls of Law (h2mm) V. M. Escalada F - Faraman Prophecy 1
Worlds 2 Eric Flint SF - Collection
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction (h2tp) Diana Gabaldon Hist/HistF - Collection
The Burden of Loyalty Laurie Goulding (Ed) SF - The Horus Heresy 48
Dark Alpha's Hunger (e) Donna Grant PNR - Reapers 6
Serpentine Laurell K. Hamilton P/UF/H -Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 26
The Triumph of the Dwarves Markus Heitz F - The Dwarves
A Girl of White Winter Barb Hendee HistF/DF - Dark Glass 3
The Talented Ribkins (h2tp) Ladee Hubbard CF/FL
Tarnished City (h2tp) Vic James CF/Dys - Dark Gifts 2
Bellewether Susanna Kearsley MR/P/Hist/TTR/PNR
In a Time of Treason David Keck F - The Tales of Durand 2
Avalanche: The Secret World Chronicles Mercedes Lackey
Cody Martin
Dennis Lee
Veronica Giguere
SF - Secret World Chronicle 5
Solarpunk: Ecological and Fantastical Stories in a Sustainable World Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Ed)
Fabio Fernandes (Tr)
SF/HSF - Anthology
Friendly Fire Dale Lucas F - The Fifth Ward 2
In Truth and Claw Ari Marmell UF/DF/F - Mick Oberon Job 4
Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks George R. R. Martin (Ed) SF/SH - Wild Cards 8
A Short Film About Disappointment (D) Joshua Mattson LF/Dys/Satire
Come Back to the Swamp Laura Morrison SupTh
Null States (h2tp) Malka Older SF/CyP/TechTh/PolTh - The Centenal Cycle 2
The Recoletta Novels - Limited Edition (e) Carrie Patel F
Legends of the Duskwalker - Limited Edition (e) Jay Posey SF/AP/PA/HSF
Alternate Routes Tim Powers CF
Lukas the Trickster Josh Reynolds SF - Lukas the Trickster 1
Haven Adam Roberts SF/AP/PA - The Aftermath 2
Before She Sleeps Bina Shah Dys
The Tower of Living and Dying Anna Smith Spark F - Empires of Dust 2
Herokiller Paul Tassi SF/Dys/Th
Implanted (D) Lauren C. Teffeau SF/CyP/AP/PA
The Tropic of Eternity Tom Toner SF/SO/AC - The Amaranthine Spectrum 3
The Seas of Distant Stars Francesca G. Varela SF
War for Armageddon: The Omnibus Various SF
The Double Star and Other Occult Fantasies Jane de La Vaudère
Brian Stableford (Tr)
H - Collection
An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000 Jo Walton LC/SF/F
Privateer Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F - The Dragon Corsairs 2
Rogue Protocol Martha Wells SF - The Murderbot Diaries 3
The Cityborn (h2mm) Edward Willett F/DF
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 Jane Yolen (Ed) SF/F - Anthology



August 9, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction Jesse Weiner (Ed)
Benjamin Eldon Stevens (Ed)
Brett M. Rogers (Ed)
HC - Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception


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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Cr - Crime
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash Up
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PI - Private Investigator
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PP - Police Procedural
PolTh - Political Thriller
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
Sagas - Sagas
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
TV - Television
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

The View From Monday - July 3, 2017

Happy 1st Monday in July!

There are 2 debuts this week:

Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco;

and

Lost in Arcadia by Sean Gandert.

The View From Monday - July 3, 2017The View From Monday - July 3, 2017
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton is out in Trade Paperback;

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard is out in Trade Paperback;

Sungrazer by Jay Posey;

and

Wicked Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti.

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



The View From Monday - July 3, 2017



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

July 1, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Royal Enchantment (e) Sharon Ashwood PNR
Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy Liz Bourke SF/F/HC
Lost In Arcadia (D) Sean Gandert LF/Dys
The Big Meat Carlton Mellick III PA/H
The Man of Legends Kenneth Johnson SupTh
Kris Longknife's Relief: Grand Admiral Santiago on Alwa Station (Ke) Mike Shepherd SF - Kris Longknife
Her Guardian Shifter (e) Karen Whiddon PNR



July 3, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Contingency Plan (e) Robyn Bachar SFR - Galactic Cold War 2
Wolf's Empire: Gladiator (h2tp) Claudia Christian Morgan Grant Buchanan SF
Dune: Legends, Heroes, Schools (e) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Dune
The Wheel of Time, Books 5-9 (e) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time
The Corean Chronicles, Volume One (e) L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Corean Chronicles Series
Hell's Bounty (h2tp) Joe R. Lansdale
John L. Lansdale
H/W
Zombie Gold (h2tp) John L. Lansdale Z/W/H
Batman: Metal Die-Cast Bat-Signal Running Press MTI
Drakon's Plunder (e) N.J. Walters PNR - Blood of the Drakon 3



July 4, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Royal Enchantment Sharon Ashwood PNR
Straight Outta Tombstone David Boop (Ed) F - Anthology
Good Morning, Midnight (h2tp) Lily Brooks-Dalton LF/SF
The Icarus Corps: The Darkside War; Titan's Fall; Jupiter Rising Zachary Brown SF - The Icarus Corps
Jupiter Rising (e) Zachary Brown SF - Icarus Corps 3
Out in the Open (D) Jesús Carrasco
Margaret Jull Costa (Tr)
Dys/LF
Wolfling (ri) Gordon R. Dickson SF
The Reluctant Queen Sarah Beth Durst F - Queens of Renthia 2
The Alexander Inheritance Eric Flint
Gorg Huff
Paula Goodlett
AH - Ring of Fire
The Rift Uprising (h2tp) Amy S. Foster SF - The Rift Uprising Trilogy 1
Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions Lois H. Gresh M/F - Cthulhu Vs. Sherlock
Midnight Crossroad (ri) Charlaine Harris MTI/PM -  Midnight, Texas 1
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook Christina Henry DF
Roses and Rot (h2tp) Kat Howard CF
Heroine Worship Sarah Kuhn UF - Heroine Complex 2
Heroine Complex (tp2mm) Sarah Kuhn UF - Heroine Complex 1
A Panicked Premonition Victoria Laurie PM - Psychic Eye Mystery 15
The Storm Lord (ri) Tanith Lee F - Wars of Vis 1
A Fading Sun Stephen Leigh F/FairyT/FolkT/LM/ DF
The Hike (h2tp) Drew Magary CF
The Crooked Path E.V. Morrigan F
Key Out of Time (e)(ri) Andre Norton SF - Time Traders 4
The Time Traders (e)(ri) Andre Norton SF - Time Traders 1
The Defiant Agents (e)(ri) Andre Norton SF - Time Traders 3
Threading the Needle (h2mm) Joshua Palmatier F - Ley 2
Sungrazer Jay Posey SF - Outriders
The Song of the Orphans Daniel Price SF - Silvers 2
Grave Ransom Kalayna Price UF - Alex Craft 5
Crashing Heaven Al Robertson SF
The Shipshape Miracle: And Other Stories (e) Clifford D. Simak SF - Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak 10
Dusty Zebra: And Other Stories (e) Clifford D. Simak SF - Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak 11
The Goblin Reservation (ri) Clifford D. Simak SF
The Thing in the Stone: And Other Stories (e) Clifford D. Simak SF - Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak 12
Time Is the Simplest Thing (ri) Clifford D. Simak SF
A Heritage of Stars (ri) Clifford D. Simak SF
In Evil Times Melinda Snodgrass SF - Imperials Saga 2
An Oath of Dogs Wendy Wagner SF
The Harbors of the Sun Martha Wells F
Her Guardian Shifter Karen Whiddon PNR
The Cityborn Edward Willett SF/Dys
Wicked Kiss Rebecca Zanetti PRS - Realm Enforcers 4



July 5, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams: A Tor.com Original (e) Sunny Moraine DF
When the Devil Drives: A Tor.com Original (e) Melinda Snodgrass SF/SH - Wild Cards


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


AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghost(s)
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RPGs - Role Playing Games
Satire - Satire
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superhero(es)
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisMeta - Visionary and Metaphysical
W - Western
Z - Zombies

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48


This is the forty-eighth 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.

This Update includes covers that have recently been revealed (by the author or publisher) for books already mentioned in a previous update and/or new books.



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Christopher Buehlman (2011)

The Suicide Motor Club
Berkley, June 7, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
“Rising horror star”* Christopher Buehlman, author of The Lesser Dead, returns with a chilling and thrilling tale of dark evil lurking on the lonely, open road…

Bram Stoker, quoting the ballad “Lenore,” said, “The dead travel fast.”

Those words have never rung more true…

Remember that car that passed you near midnight on Route 66, doing 105 with its lights off? You wondered where it was going so quickly on that dark, dusty stretch of road, motor roaring, the driver glancing out the window as he blew by.

Did his greedy eyes shine silver like a coyote’s? Did he make you feel like prey?

You can’t remember now.

You just saw the founder of the Suicide Motor Club. Be grateful his brake lights never flashed. Be grateful his car was already full.

They roam America, littering the highways with smashed cars and bled-out bodies, a gruesome reflection of the unsettled sixties. But to anyone unlucky enough to meet them in the lonely hours of the night, they’re just a blurry memory.

That is—to all but one…

Two years ago, they left a witness in the mangled wreck of her family car, her husband dead, her son taken. She remembers their awful faces, despite their tricks and glamours. And she’s coming for them—her thirst for vengeance even more powerful than their hunger for blood.

On the deserted highways of America, the hunters are about to become the hunted…




Sara Humphreys (2011)

Trouble Walks In
The McGuire Brothers 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 2, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
He could be the man to rescue her

Big city K-9 cop Ronan McGuire loves women, loves his dog, loves his job—but when old flame Maddy Morgan moves into his jurisdiction, he can’t think about anyone else. Ronan knows she’s way out of his league, but he’s determined to help Maddy live life to the fullest.

In more ways than one

With tragedy in her past, Maddy has immersed herself in work and swiftly made a name for herself in the hot New York City real estate market. She’s looking for safety, not love, but Ronan McGuire is as persistent as he is sexy, and his crooked smile is hard to resist. But all other concerns are wiped away when Maddy goes missing and Ronan and his bloodhound K-9 partner are tasked with finding her and bringing her home.




Suzanne Palmieri (2013)

The Witch House of Persimmon Point
St. Martin's Griffin, October 11, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
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Jay Posey (2013)

Outriders
Angry Robot, May 3, 2016 (North America Print and eBook)
     May 5, 2016 (UK Print)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
A daring hostage rescue leads to the discovery of an imminent terrorist attack. Thanks to the Outriders, thousands of lives are saved. Until they aren’t.

Despite the intelligence and the warnings provided by the unit, the terrorist attack goes off unhindered. What was supposed to be a triumph becomes a tragedy, and a “mission completed” completely unravels. And when they learn the reasons why, the Outriders find themselves tasked with stopping a war before it can ever start.

A dangerously cunning woman who most assuredly should be dead has seemingly returned. And her plans aren’t just devastating, they might be unstoppable.

How do you defeat a hidden enemy when you can’t let them know they’ve been discovered?

You send in the Outriders.

File Under: Science Fiction




Anthony Ryan (2013)

The Waking Fire
The Draconis Memoria 1
Ace, July 5, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 592 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels.”* Now, Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria…

Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from the veins of captive or hunted Reds, Green, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that give fearsome powers to the rare men and women who have the ability harness them—known as the blood-blessed.

But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.

Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered blood-blessed, who finds himself pressed into service by the protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted territories in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin, facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an ironship, whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.

As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.

*Library Journal


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19


This is the nineteenth 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.



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Part 7 herePart 17 here
Part 8 herePart 18 here
Part 9 here
Part 10 here



Emma Newman (2013)

Planetfall
Roc, November 3, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19
From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thornscomes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoing…

Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.

More than twenty-two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. All that time, Ren has worked hard as the colony’s 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment, and harboring a devastating secret.

Ren continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony for the good of her fellow colonists, despite the personal cost. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi.

The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden. And its revelation might tear the colony apart…


The Unkindest Cut
Monstrous Little Voices Book 3
Abaddon Books, February 5, 2016
eBook, 44 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19
Lucia de Medici sought only to marry, ending a war that has engulfed the world from Navarre to Istanbul; but she has been lied to, and made into an assassin. Now, armed with new knowledge and accompanied by the ghost of her victim, she sets out to find who so grievously deceived her, and to what end, to try and restore the damage done.


Note that the first three Split Worlds novels are being republished by Diversion Press in 2016 and there will be 2 additional novels in the series published as well. In addition, After Atlas (a standalone SF novel) will be published in late 2016 by Roc.




Suzanne Palmieri (2013)

The Witch of Bourbon Street
St. Martin's Griffin, June 30, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19
Situated deep in the Louisiana bayou is the formerly opulent Sorrow Estate. Once home to a magical family-the Sorrows-it now sits in ruins, ever since a series of murders in 1902 shocked the entire community. Now the ghosts of girls in white dresses shift in and out of view, stuck in time as they live out the past on repeat.

When Frances Green Sorrow is born carrying the "signs" of the so-called chosen one, it is believed she will bring her family back from the brink of obscurity, finally resurrecting the glory of what it once was and setting the Sorrows ghosts free.

But Frances is no savior.

Fleeing from heartbreak, she seeks solace in the seductive chaos of New Orleans, only to end up married too young in an attempt to live an ordinary life. When her marriage falls apart shortly after having a son, she returns home again-alone-just out of reach from the prying eyes of her family. But when her son disappears, she is forced to rejoin the world she left behind, exposing her darkest secret in order to find him and discovering the truth of what really happened that fateful year in the process.

Set amidst the colorful charm of The French Quarter and remote bayous of Tivoli Parish, Louisiana, Suzanne Palmieri's The Witch of Bourbon Street is a story of family, redemption, and forgiveness. Because sometimes, the most important person you have to forgive.... is yourself.


The Witch House of Persimmon Point will be published by St. Martin's Griffin on October 11, 2016 (Amazon : Book Depository : Books-A-Million : IndieBound)




M.C. Planck (2013)

Gold Throne in Shadow
World of Prime 2
Pyr, October 13, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 315 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19
The continuing adventures of Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer turned priest of war.

Christopher, raised from the dead and promoted to a moderate rank, takes command of the army regiment he trained and equipped. Sent south to an allegedly easy posting, he finds himself in the way of several thousand rabid dog-men. Guns and fortifications turn back the horde, but Christopher has other problems that cannot be solved with mere firepower: a wicked assassin; hostile clergymen; dubious allies including a bard, Lalania, with a connection to a mysterious group of scholars; and worst of all his own impolitic tongue. But all of these pale into mere distractions once he discovers the true enemy: an invisible, mind-eating horror who plays the kingdom like a puppet-master’s stage. Lalania claims she can help—but will it be enough?




Jay Posey (2013)

Dawnbreaker
Legends of the Duskwalker 3
Angry Robot, August 4, 2015 (North America Print and eBook)
     August 6, 2016 (UK Print)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook
Cover Art: Steven Meyer-Rassow

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19
Wren is living in Greenstone under the temporary care of Charles and Mol, and the protection of Chapel. Unable to determine the fate of his mother and those he left behind in Morningside, Wren believes there is nothing left to do but wait for Asher’s final blow … until a man named Haiku walks into the Samurai McGann, looking for Three.

After learning of Three’s fate, Asher’s ascension, and Wren’s gift, Haiku offers his help, and together they set out to find the remnants of House Eight and convince them to help.

As Cass and the few who survived the fall of Morningside face overwhelming odds to escape Asher and the Weir, they realize it is impossible…until their daring and probably suicidal plan to strike turns out to have surprising results and unexpected discoveries.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Third of Three / Nil Desperandum / Against the Weir / jCharles the First ]


Outriders
Angry Robot, May 3, 2016 (North America Print and eBook)
     May 5, 2016 (UK Print)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

[cover not yet available]
A daring hostage rescue leads to the discovery of an imminent terrorist attack. Thanks to the Outriders, thousands of lives are saved. Until they aren’t.

Despite the intelligence and the warnings provided by the unit, the terrorist attack goes off unhindered. What was supposed to be a triumph becomes a tragedy, and a “mission completed” completely unravels. And when they learn the reasons why, the Outriders find themselves tasked with stopping a war before it can ever start.

A dangerously cunning woman who most assuredly should be dead has seemingly returned. And her plans aren’t just devastating, they might be unstoppable.

How do you defeat a hidden enemy when you can’t let them know they’ve been discovered?

You send in the Outriders.

File Under: Science Fiction




Amy Raby (2013)

The Fire Seer and Her Quradum
Coalition of Mages 2
Amy Raby, March 24, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 314 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19
Mandir would rather wrestle a lion with his bare hands than confront the dark secrets of his past. He’s a quradum, one of the Coalition’s magic-using warriors, and when the Coalition elders send him to his childhood home to recruit a boy with magical abilities, Mandir must face his sadistic father and the family he hoped never to see again.

Taya, his partner and lover, arranges to join him on the mission, knowing that Mandir will need the support of a companion he trusts. But when someone in the household is murdered and Mandir finds himself the prime suspect, Taya will need all her wits, not to mention her fire magic, in order to clear his name.


Guardian's Secret
A Hearts and Thrones Novella
Amy Raby, September 8, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 200 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 19
Drusus, recently retired from the imperial guard, has a secret he’s kept all his life. He’s a “morsey,” the Kjallan slang term for a man attracted to other men. But there is little tolerance for morseys in the imperial city, and Drusus must conceal his nature to preserve his friendships, his pension, and his social standing.

It’s not working. Drusus is lonely, and the woman he ineptly courts has sensed his ambivalence and fallen in love with someone else.

When a fire mage starts burning down morsey taverns and the corrupt city guard ignores the crimes, Drusus takes it upon himself to stand guard over the last remaining tavern. There he meets Caz, a gregarious dock worker, who boldly flirts with him. Drusus wants Caz, but is he willing to risk everything in the pursuit of his desire?

Note to readers: Guardian’s Secret is a gay (m/m) romance set in the Hearts and Thrones universe. It is a long novella, approximately half the length of a novel, and is a side story that occurs chronologically after Healer’s Touch.


The View From Monday - August 3, 2015


Happy first Monday in August. It's a very full release week with 4 debuts:

The Daughters by Adrienne Celt;

The Norma Gene by M.E. Roufa;

The Casualties by Nick Holdstock;

and

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks.

You can read more about these debuts here: 2015 Debut Author Challenge Update - August 2015 Debuts.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. 2) by Ishbelle Bee;

Dark Ascension (Generation V #4) by M.L. Brennan;

Devil's Pocket (Phoenix Island 2) by John Dixon;

Supervillains Anonymous (Superheroes Anonymous 2) by Lexie Dunne;

Veiled (Alex Verus 6) by Benedict Jacka;

Waterborne Exile (Waterborne Blade 2) by Susan Murray;

and

Dawnbreaker (Legends of the Duskwalker 3) by Jay Posey.



The View From Monday - August 3, 2015



August 3, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Daughters (D) Adrienne Celt LF
A Better Way to Die: The Collected Short Stories (Ke) Paul Cornell SF - Collection
The Returned, Part II (e) Peter David SF - Star Trek: New Frontier
The Law of Chaos: The Multiverse of Michael Moorcock Jeff Gardiner SF/H&C
The Norma Gene (D) M.E. Roufa SF/AH/Hu
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany Nisi Shawl (ed)
Bill Campbell (ed)
SF - Anthology
Legends 2: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (Ke) Ian Whates (ed) F/DF - Anthology



August 4, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Necropolis Dan Abnett SF - Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt's Ghosts 3
Murder in the Paperback Parlor Ellery Adams PM - A Book Retreat Mystery 2
The Barter (h2tp) Siobhan Adcock Psy/Th
Finches of Mars Brian W. Aldiss SF
Frozen in Amber Phyllis Ames UF/PNR
Magic Shifts Ilona Andrews UF - Kate Daniels 8
Primal Heat: A Paranormal Shapeshifter Werejaguar Romance A. C. Arthur PNR - The Shadow Shifters 6
Primal Heat Part 4: A Paranormal Shapeshifter Werejaguar Romance (e) A. C. Arthur PNR - The SHadow Shifters
Angel of Doom James Axler SF - Outlanders 74
Dark Screams: Volume Four (e) Brian James Freeman (ed)
Richard Chizmar (ed)
H
Ultima Stephen Baxter SF - Proxima 2
Proxima (h2mm) Stephen Baxter SF - Proxima 1
Crossways Jacey Bedford SF/SO - Psi-Tech 2
The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl Ishbelle Bee HistF - The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. 2
Energized Mary Behre PRS - Tidewater 3
Lamp Black, Wolf Grey Paula Brackston HistF
Dark Ascension M.L. Brennan UF - Generation V #4
Skin of the Wolf Sam Cabot AA -A Novel of Secrets 2
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday Italo Calvino (ed) F - Anthology
Sweetness #9 (h2tp) Stephan Eirik Clark Dys
His Father's Eyes David B. Coe CF - Case Files of Justis Fearsson 2
Love, Lattes and Danger (e) Sarah Cox UF - Mutants 2
Devil's Pocket John Dixon AA/Th/SF - Phoenix Island 2
The Song of Synth Seb Doubinsky Dys
Supervillains Anonymous Lexie Dunne CF - Superheroes Anonymous 2
Fire in the Blood (h2mm) Erin M. Evans F - Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Brimstone Angels 3
The Eternal World Christopher Farnsworth Th/P
Edge of Darkness Christine Feehan
Maggie Shayne
Lori Herter
PNR - Anthology
The Mountain David L. Golemon AA - Event Group Thrillers 10
Exo (h2mm) Steven Gould SF - Jumper 4
Smoke on the Water Lori Handeland FR - Sisters of the Craft 3
Alice Christina Henry DF
Fable: Blood of Heroes Jim C. Hines F - Fable Tie-In
The Casualties (D) Nick Holdstock LF/PA
Sing the Four Quarters (e) (ri) Tanya Huff F - Quarters 1
The Storm Lord (e) M. K. Hume F - Twilight of the Celts 2
Veiled Benedict Jacka UF - Alex Verus 6
Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings Shirley Jackson
Laurence Hyman (ed)
Sarah Hyman DeWitt (ed)
Collection
Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King’s Court Marci Jefferson HistF
The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin F - The Broken Earth 1
Dragonbane Sherrilyn Kenyon CF - Dark-Hunter Novels 19
The Complete Arrows Trilogy Mercedes Lackey F - The Arrows Trilogy
After the Saucers Landed Douglas Lain SF - Short Stories
Liaden Universe Constellation Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF - Liaden Universe Constellation 3
The Dragon Factory (ri) Jonathan Maberry Th/H - Joe Ledger 2
Starry Knight Nina Mason PNR - Knights of Avalon 1
The Twice and Future Caesar R. M. Meluch SF - Tour of the Merrimack 6
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories China Miéville LF/F/CF - Collection
The Aftermath Michela Montgomery SF/AP/PA - Wind Cave 2
The Bull and the Spear Michael Moorcock F - Corum / The Eternal Champion 4
Creatures of the Storm (e) Brad Munson PA/SF - Rain Triptych 1
Wind/Pinball: Two novels Haruki Murakami MR
Waterborne Exile Susan Murray F - Waterborne Blade 2
The Veil Chloe Neill UF - Devil's Isle 2
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd (ri) Patrick Ness F/FairyT/FolkT/L&M
Dawnbreaker Jay Posey SF/AP/PA - Legends of the Duskwalker 3
Revenant (h2mm) Kat Richardson UF - Greywalker 9
Your Face in Mine (h2tp) Jess Row LF/Dys
Blood Call Lilith Saintcrow Th/Sup
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (h2mm) R. A. Salvatore F - Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III
The Madagaskar Plan Guy Saville Th/AH
Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future (h2mm) John Scalzi SF
Twilight Vendetta (e)(ri) Maggie Shayne PNR - Wings in the Night: Reborn 2
If Onions Could Spring Leeks Paige Shelton PM - Country Cooking School Mystery 5
Rage Ken Shufeldt Th
Mother of Demons Maynard Sims H - Department 18 #5
The Raven's Child Thomas E. Sniegoski GN/SF
The Edge of Dawn Melinda Snodgrass CF - Edge 3
The Doorway Alan Spencer H
The Way of Sorrows Jon Steele Sus/ Oc/Sup/Th - The Angelus Trilogy 3
The Moreau Quartet: Volume One S. Andrew Swann SF/CyP/R - The Moreau Quartet 1
Robin Hood - Mark of the Black Arrow Debbie Viguie
James R. Tuck
HistF/DF - Robin Hood: Demon Bane 1
Chase the Darkness J.D. Tyler PNR - Alpha Pack 7
Wolf Trouble Paige Tyler PRS - SWAT 2
Kitty Saves the World Carrie Vaughn CF - Kitty Norville 14
The Sword of the South David Weber F - Sword of the South 1
Undying Hope Emma Weylin PNR - Undying Chronicles 1
Soldiers Out of Time Steve White SF/TT - Temporal Regulatory Authority 5
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster (D) Scott Wilbanks HistF




August 5, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Night of the Salamander: A Tor.com Original (e) Michael Swanwick F




August 6, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015 Paula Guran (ed) SF/F - Anthology
A City Called Smoke Justin Woolley Dys - The Territory 2


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


AA - Action Adventure
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CyP - Cyber Punk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT -Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
H&C - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
L&M - Legends and Myth
LF - Literary Fiction
MR - Magical Realism
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Guest Blog by Jay Posey - Under the Influence ... of VIDEO GAMES - April 29, 2014


Please welcome Jay Posey to The Qwillery. Jay is the author of the Legends of the Duskwalker. Morningside Fall (Legends of the Duskwalker 2) is out today from Angry Robot Books. Please join The Qwillery in wishing Jay a Happy Publication Day!



Guest Blog by Jay Posey - Under the Influence ... of VIDEO GAMES - April 29, 2014




Under the Influence … of VIDEO GAMES

       It’s a fairly common experience: you’re hanging out at a party, or a conference, or a convention, and you meet someone new, and they ask you what you do for a living. For me, this exchange generally falls into a somewhat predictable pattern that looks something like:
New Acquaintance (politely feigning interest): “So, Jay, what do you do for a living?”

Me (nervous, as usual): “Oh, I’m a writer.”

New Acquaintance (leaning forward with genuine interest): “Oh, really? Wow that’s cool! What do you write?”

Me (nervous, as usual): “Video games!”

New Acquaintance (leaning back, scanning room for reason to escape): “Oh … that sounds … interesting. I’m sorry, would you excuse me for a moment?”
       And I get it. Video games aren’t exactly known for their ground-breaking, revolutionary writing and mastery of story-telling. It’s not a secret that writers of other media sometimes think of game writing as the sort of thing you do if you aren’t good enough to write anything else. Which is a real shame, because some of the most talented writers I’ve ever met work in games, and can (and do) move effortlessly from games to novels to movies to TV shows. I won’t get up on my soapbox about the complexity involved in writing your average video game, but I will say that one of the coolest things about the discipline is that it draws from just about every other form of writing there is out there.

       Though I’ve been interested in all forms of creative writing since I was a wee lad, I came into the game industry with more of a screenwriting background than anything else. Like most people, I assumed that if I knew how to write a movie, writing a game would be easy. I will pause now for all of my game writing brothers and sisters to have their laugh and wipe the tears away.

        Suffice to say, I had a lot to learn from games, and I was fortunate to have an excellent mentor in the legendary Richard Dansky. After a few years in the game industry, when I decided to take a stab at writing a novel, I was amazed at how much I was able to bring over. I probably don’t have the space to cover everything that you can learn from game writing and apply to novel writing, but three big things jump out to me.

        The first is in world building, and there are two important lessons I picked up. One lesson, which is probably kind of obvious, was in what it took to establish the world. That’s mostly in regards to the amount of work and the level of detail that needs to go into building up a new world from scratch for the writer’s use. Learning what kinds of questions to answer and what kind of topics to consider when creating a consistent, credible world was a huge help to me when I started my novel writing. But just as important was learning what of all that information actually needed to be communicated to the audience. I found myself constantly tempted to want to tell ALL THE INFORMATIONS, because hey, I spent so much time figuring out the details, it only seemed natural to share it all with everyone. But game writing taught me a lot about the difference between writer’s needs and the audience’s needs.

       Another thing I learned from game writing was to trust my own creativity to deliver in times of crisis. Game development is typically a chaotic process where budget concerns or looming deadlines might suddenly gut your entire meticulously-crafted second act break without warning. Or, you know, your second act entirely. It’s not necessarily a pleasant process, but having to pick up your broken story bits and then reforge them into a meaningful narrative develops a certain confidence in being able to face those crisis moments. When I hit a wall while writing a novel, I still tend to have a little freak out, but I also know that if I take a little time to breathe and contemplate, my story brain will generally find a solution.

       And probably the biggest influence that game writing has had on my personal writing style is that it’s made me more comfortable with the idea of the audience collaborating to create their own experience. When I first started out writing prose, I was always very concerned with making sure that readers would picture things exactly as I saw them. But in games, the story you write is only part of the equation; it’s not really complete until the player steps in and adds their choices and actions, and experiences it all for themselves. In writing games, I learned that it was okay if your version of a character didn’t look exactly the same as mine, or if that fight scene played out for you with fewer elbows and more flips. It’s a natural part of reading anyway, to personalize your own vision of the material, but it’s one I had just never really embraced the idea of. These days I spend more energy trying to sketch the right feeling for a particular scene or setting, giving readers enough to understand what’s going on and to build their own picture of it, without necessarily trying to enforce my personal vision for every little thing.

       I could ramble on a lot longer talking about all the things that writing video games has taught me about all the other forms of writing I like to do, but I’d likely go on until I was the only one left listening. Suffice to say, the depth and complexity of video game narrative provides ample opportunities to learn and to practice a lot of the craft found in other disciplines, and I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had writing in the industry.





Morningside Fall
Legends of the Duskwalker 2
Angry Robot Books, April 29, 2014 (US/Canada and eBook)
      May 1, 2014 (UK)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 432 pages
Cover Art: Steven Meyer-Rassow

Guest Blog by Jay Posey - Under the Influence ... of VIDEO GAMES - April 29, 2014
The lone gunman Three is gone, and Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can determine who can be trusted.

They arrive at the border outpost, Ninestory, only to find it has been infested with Weir in greater numbers than anyone has ever seen. These lost, dangerous creatures are harbouring a terrible secret – one that will have consequences not just for Wren and his comrades, but for the future of what remains of the world.

File Under: Science Fiction



Three
Legends of the Duskwalker 1
Angry Robot Books, July 30, 2013 (US/Canada and eBook)
     August 1, 2013 (UK)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 480 pages
Cover Art: Steven Meyer-Rassow

Guest Blog by Jay Posey - Under the Influence ... of VIDEO GAMES - April 29, 2014
The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.

But when a lone gunman reluctantly accepts the mantle of protector to a young boy and his dying mother against the forces that pursue them, a hero may yet arise.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Three For All | Apocalyptic Wasteland | A Journey Home | Fear the Weir ]





About Jay

Guest Blog by Jay Posey - Under the Influence ... of VIDEO GAMES - April 29, 2014
Jay is a narrative designer, author, and screenwriter by trade. He started working in the video game industry in 1998, and has been writing professionally for over a decade. Currently employed as Senior Narrative Designer at Red Storm Entertainment, he’s spent around eight years writing and designing for Tom Clancy’s award-winning Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises.

A contributing author to the book Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, Jay has lectured at conferences, colleges, and universities, on topics ranging from basic creative writing skills to advanced material specific to the video game industry.

You can find him online at his website, jayposey.com, as well as on Twitter (@HiJayPosey).


The View From Monday - April 28, 2014


Happy last Monday in April. Last week I read a terrific fantasy novel that is out much later in the year so I am not going to talk about it yet. I'm presently reading an SF The Forever Watch by David Ramirez, a debut that came out last week.  The next book on my list is a ZPoc caused by a virus (or that's what I think it is based on the description). I'll follow that with a thriller or maybe some steampunk.



The View From Monday - April 28, 2014



This is a fairly full release week with one debut:

The Blood of Alexander by Tom Wilde.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Warrior's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood 3) by Alexa Egan;

Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence 2) by Max Gladstone is out in Trade Paperback;

Night Child (Night 3) by Lisa Kessler;

Morningside Fall (Duskwalker Cycle 2) by Jay Posey;

and

Shanghai Sparrow by Gaie Sebold.




April 28, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Vengeance of the Hunter (e) Angela Highland F - Rebels of Adalonia 1
Night Child (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Night 3
Star Trek: The Original Series: Seasons of Light and Darkness (e) Michael A. Martin SF - Star Trek
Ladder to the Red Star (e) Jael Wye FTR/SFR - Once Upon a Red World



April 29, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Silver Mirrors A. A. Aguirre SP - Apparatus Infernum 2
Dragons Luck (tp2mm) Robert Asprin F  - Griffin McCandles 2
Little Knife: A Tor.Com Original (e) Leigh Bardugo F
The Kraken King Part III: The Kraken King and the Fox's Den (e) Meljean Brook SPR - Iron Seas
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - Lost Fleet 9
Earth Afire (h2mm) Orson Scott Card SF - First Formic War 1
Dark Serpent Kylie Chan UF - Celestial Battle Trilogy 1
The Churn (e) James S.A. Corey SF - Expanse Novella
Once Bitten, Twice Burned Cynthia Eden PNR - Phoenix Fire 2
Warrior's Curse Alexa Egan PHR - Imnada Brotherhood 3
Portal (ri) Eric Flint
Ryk E. Spoor
SF - Boundary 3
Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization Alan Dean Foster SF
Forged Jacquelyn Frank PNR - World of the Nightwalkers 4
Dragon Age: Asunder (tp2mm) David Gaider F - Dragon Age 3
Ink Mage Victor Gischler F
Two Serpents Rise (h2tp) Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 2
Darkest Flame Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 1
Darkest Flame: Part 4 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
The Tangled Bridge (tp2mm) Rhodi Hawk Th/P - Twisted Ladder 2
The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (tp2mm) Robert Kirkman
Jay Bonansinga
H - Walking Dead 4
Valour and Vanity Mary Robinette Kowal F - Glamourist Histories 4
Dreams of Lilacs Lynn Kurland PNR - De Piaget
Star Trek: The Original Series: Serpents in the Garden Jeff Mariotte SF - Star Trek
Drift (h2mm) Jon McGoran Th - Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins 1
The Greater Good (tp2mm) Sandy Mitchell F - Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain 9
Limits of Power (tp2mm) Elizabeth Moon F - Paladin's Legacy 4
Grunt Life Weston Ochse SF - Task Force Ombra 1
Fire of Stars and Dragons (e) Melissa Petreshock PNR
Peacemaker Marianne De Pierres SF - Peacemaker 1
Morningside Fall Jay Posey SF/Ap/PA - Duskwalker Cycle 2
Carpe Jugulum (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 23
The Fifth Elephant (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 24
Jingo (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 21
The Last Continent (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 22
Thornlost Melanie Rawn F - Glass Thorns 3
XOM-B Jeremy Robinson Th
Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition) Hiroshi Sakurazaka SF - All You Need Is Kill 1
Shanghai Sparrow Gaie Sebold SP
Burning Dawn Gena Showalter PNR - Angels of the Dark 3
How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) Kerrelyn Sparks PNR - Love at Stake 15
Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde (h2mm) Michael A. Stackpole F - World of Warcraft
The Redemption Engine James L. Sutter F - Pathfinder Tales
The Curse Breakers Denise Grover Swank UF - Curse Keepers 2
House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion (tp2mm) David Weber SF - Honor Harrington
Chimera (h2mm) David Wellington Th - Jim Chapel Missions 1
The Blood of Alexander (D) Tom Wilde Th
Sibs (ri) F. Paul Wilson H



April 30, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds Greg Bear (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
SF - Anthology
Greg Egan Karen Burnham SF - Modern Masters of Science Fiction
Elements Suzanne Church SF/F/H - Collection
The Book of Silverberg Gardner Dozois (ed)
William Schafer (ed)
SF - Anthology
Jack in the Green Charles de Lint F


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

Ap - Apocalyptic
F - Fantasy
FTR - Fairy Tale Romance
H - Horror
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

Melanie's Week Review - April 20, 2014


Melanie's Week Review - April 20, 2014


To those who celebrate Happy Easter and to those who don't Happy 20th April! I hope that whatever you are up to you have a good book to hand. I have been lucky to have read a couple of goodies this past week. So what have I read?

Melanie's Week Review - April 20, 2014
I started the week returning to a series I love - The Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant. I didn't re-read one of the books but found a novella from the series that I hadn't read - How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea. The novella features Mahir who appears in the series but not prominently until the final book in the series. This story takes place after the final book Blackout and with Mahir taking a trip to Australia to see the rabbit proof fence and the unique way that Australians have dealt with the zombie apocalypse. I love this series and it was one of the few where I liked the secondary characters as well as the main ones, including Mahir. I did think however, that once you finish a series it should stay that way.  I liked the story but the impact is gone as in my mind the series has finished. I think I will avoid reading the other two novellas I haven't read yet.

Melanie's Week Review - April 20, 2014I then set my sights on reading a book I got from NetGalley  - Morningside Fall by Jay Posey. I read and reviewed book 1 of the series Three last summer which was Posey's debut novel. I thought Three was pretty good, especially as a debut but I didn't enjoy Morningside Fall. Posey made a risky decision to turn an 8 year old boy, Wren into the story's hero and main character and it was a risk that didn't pan out in my view. Wren fluctuated between clinging to his mother, as you would expect a child of that age to act like and talking/acting like a very articulate adult. I have yet to find an 8 year old that uses inner dialogue that they are 'appalled by their own weakness'. Young children don't think that way, act that way or speak that way. It really diminished the power of the story but having such a young character as the focal point and main protagonist. The story also dragged as it was almost all inner and verbal dialogue. There was a lot of action but it was almost all conveyed verbally rather than Posey describing events. This makes for a tedious read. Posey has a great post apocalyptic world and interesting characters in the Weir who sound part zombie/part robot but so many of the other characters are really one dimensional and stereotypical. I really struggled to finish this book and spent as much time looking at the fantastic front cover as I did wishing it would end already.

I rounded out the week reading an ARC I received from Qwill - Turning Tides by Mia Marshall. I read and reviewed the first two books of series last August Broken Elements and Shifting Elements and was super excited to have a crack at reading the next book. I will be writing a full review of this book so look out for this in May.

Melanie's Week Review - April 20, 2014That is it for me for now as I am off to read something that isn't fantasy or science fiction! I am going to read my new recipe book - Leon which is actually the name of a coffee shop type bistro which does delicious food.  I am looking for something that will counter balance all the chocolate I plan on eating this weekend. If I don't slip into a sugar coma I will look forward to clearing off more books from my TBR. Until next week Happy Reading.
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