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Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors

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


Jenn Bennett (2011)

Alex Approximately
Simon Pulse, April 3, 2018
Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 4, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.



Starry Eyes
Simon Pulse, April 3, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.

And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?





Robyn Bennis (2017)

The Guns Above
A Signal Airship Novel 1
Tor Books, April 17, 2018
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 2, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Robyn Bennis’s THE GUNS ABOVE is an adventurous military fantasy debut about a nation's first female airship captain.

They say it’s not the fall that kills you.

For Josette Dupre, the Corps’ first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back.

On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble. Bernat’s own secret assignment is to catalog her every moment of weakness and indecision.

So when the enemy makes an unprecedented move that could turn the tide of the war, can Josette deal with Bernat, rally her crew, and survive long enough to prove herself?

“Full of sass and terrific characters. Great storytelling. Loved it.” —Patricia Briggs



By Fire Above
A Signal Airship Novel 2
Tor Books, May 15, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Rip-roaring new adventure in Robyn Bennis's military airship fantasy series that Patricia Briggs hails as “full of sass and terrific characters.”

"All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell."

Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up the nation's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.

Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum—only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.

“Full of sass and terrific characters. Great storytelling. Loved it.” —Patricia Briggs

“Marvelous, witty and action-packed steampunk with exquisite attention to detail. Bennis's writing is incredible, her vocabulary impressive, and she honest to God made me believe you could build an airship from spare parts.”—New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Ann Aguirre


Read an interview with Robyn Bennis here.





Terri Favro (2017)

Generation Robot
    A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation by Terri Favro
Skyhorse Publishing, February 6, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 300 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation—from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots in movies, in comic books, and on TV in the 1960s to adulthood where the possibilities of self-driving cars and virtual reality are daily conversation, Terri Favro offers a unique perspective on how our relationship with robotics and futuristic technologies has shifted over time. Peppered with pop-culture fun-facts about Superman’s kryptonite, the human-machine relationships in the cult TV show Firefly, and the sexual and moral implications of the film Ex Machina, Generation Robot explores how the techno-triumphs and resulting anxieties of reality bleed into the fantasies of our collective culture.

 Clever and accessible, Generation Robot isn’t just for the serious, scientific reader—it’s for everyone interested in robotics and technology since their science-fiction origins. By looking back at the future she once imagined, analyzing the plugged-in present, and speculating on what is on the horizon, Terri Favro allows readers the chance to consider what was, what is, and what could be. This is a captivating book that looks at the pop-culture of our society to explain how the world works—now and tomorrow.


Read an interview with Terri Favro here.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3


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



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Jacob Bacharach (2014)

The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates
Liveright, March 14, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
The biblical story of Abraham and Isaac is transposed into a modern world even madder than the ancient Middle East in Jacob Bacharach’s hilarious novel.

Does any family better fit the Anna Karenina principle— that happy families are alike but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way—better than the patriarchs of the Book of Genesis? Is there any worse (or crazier) father than Abraham? These are some of the questions The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates asks, replacing the biblical Ur with New York and the land of Canaan with the rugged hills and rusted river valleys of western Pennsylvania. Fleeing a failed relationship, Isabel Giordani leaves New York and moves across the Appalachians to Pittsburgh, where she soon begins to insinuate herself into the lives of Isaac Mayer and his father, Abbie, an architect turned crooked real estate developer. As Isabel learns this family’s weird, often sordid, and occasionally violent history, her own motives for entering their lives are called into question, in Jacob Bacharach’s new novel that considers love, family, God, and, of course, real estate.





Clifford Beal (2013)

The Witch of Torinia
Valdur 2
Solaris, April 11, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Divide... and conquer. The thrilling new epic fantasy continues!

Lady Lucinda della Rovera, the renegade canoness of St Dionei, secret sorceress of the “old gods”, has cleverly split the One Faith into bitter factions and with the help of a pliant Duke of Torinia, launches a war to overthrow the king of Valdur and bring back the old ways. Brother Acquel Galenus, now Magister of the High Temple of Livorna, knows he must stop her, but doubts his own faith and ability. With powerful demons seeking to reenter the world through Lucinda, he must find allies, but how?

Julianus Strykar, now a coronel of the mercenary company of the Black Rose, finds himself thrust into the maelstrom of civil war but false pride leads him into a battle he may not be able to win -- or survive.

Captain Nicolo Danamis may have regained his fleet and command but the return of his long-lost father and lord, Valerian, has complicated his love affair with mer princess Citala. When his former lover -- the queen of Valdur -- demands his help, he and a suspicious Citala find themselves at the centre of palace intrigue as they try to avert an “alliance” with the predatory Silk Empire that will turn Valdur into a puppet kingdom. And then he learns that the crown prince may be his bastard son.

Friendships, loves, and the future of Valdur all hang by a thread….





Michelle Belanger (2015)

Harsh Gods
A Novel of the Shadowside 2
Titan Books, August 30, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
The last thing Zack Westland expects on a frigid night is to be summoned to an exorcism. Demonic possession, however, proves the least of his problems. Father Frank, a veteran turned priest, knows Zack’s deepest secrets, recognizing him as Anakim, an angel belonging to that hidden tribe. And Halley, the girl they’ve come to save, carries a secret that could unlock a centuries-old evil. She chants an eerie rhyme, and she isn’t alone…

“HANDS TO TAKE AND EYES TO SEE.
A MOUTH TO SPEAK. HE COMES FOR ME.”



As Zack’s secrets spill out, far more than his life is at stake, for Halley is linked to an ancient conspiracy. Yet Zack can’t help her unless he’s willing to risk losing his immortality—and reigniting the Blood Wars.


Mortal Sins
A Novella of the Shadowside
Titan Books, October 25, 2016
eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Zack Westland is one of the Anakim—an angel belonging to an ancient tribe trapped on Earth by the cataclysmic event known as the Blood Wars. His true name is Zaquiel, and to speak it unleashes a power beyond the ken of mortal men.

Accompanied by his temperamental ally Liliana—the Lady of Beasts—Zack encounters the ghost of an African-American woman murdered decades ago. She cannot speak, but implores him to help her, launching him along a bloody path that leads to the Strega, an Italian family of witches.

The Strega are led by Mama Tuscanetti, an ancient matriarch who brooks no interference. To cross her is to court death.


Note: Mortal Sins will be free on Amazon at launch and is free at Barnes and Noble now.





R.S. Belcher (2013)

Nightwise
Laytham Ballard 1
Tor Books, September 20, 2016
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, August 18, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
R.S. Belcher, the acclaimed author of The Six-Gun Tarot and The Shotgun Arcana launches a gritty new urban fantasy series set in today's seedy occult underworld in Nightwise.

In the more shadowy corners of the world, frequented by angels and demons and everything in-between, Laytham Ballard is a legend. It's said he raised the dead at the age of ten, stole the Philosopher's Stone in Vegas back in 1999, and survived the bloodsucking kiss of the Mosquito Queen. Wise in the hidden ways of the night, he's also a cynical bastard who stopped thinking of himself as the good guy a long time ago.

Now a promise to a dying friend has Ballard on the trail of an escaped Serbian war criminal with friends in both high and low places-and a sinister history of blood sacrifices. Ballard is hell-bent on making Dusan Slorzack pay for his numerous atrocities, but Slorzack seems to have literally dropped off the face of the Earth, beyond the reach of his enemies, the Illuminati, and maybe even the Devil himself. To find Slorzack, Ballard must follow a winding, treacherous path that stretches from Wall Street and Washington, D.C. to backwoods hollows and truckstops, while risking what's left of his very soul . . . .


The Brotherhood of the Wheel
Tor Books, March 21, 2017
Trade Paperback
Hardcover and eBook, March 1, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
R.S. Belcher, the acclaimed author of The Six-Gun Tarot and The Shotgun Arcana launches a gritty new urban fantasy series about the mysterious society of truckers known only as, The Brotherhood of The Wheel.

In 1119 A.D., a group of nine crusaders became known as the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon--a militant monastic order charged with protecting pilgrims and caravans traveling on the roads to and from the Holy Land. In time, the Knights Templar would grow in power and, ultimately, be laid low. But a small offshoot of the Templars endure and have returned to the order's original mission: to defend the roads of the world and guard those who travel on them.

Theirs is a secret line of knights: truckers, bikers, taxi hacks, state troopers, bus drivers, RV gypsies--any of the folks who live and work on the asphalt arteries of America. They call themselves the Brotherhood of the Wheel.

Jimmy Aussapile is one such knight. He's driving a big rig down South when a promise to a ghostly hitchhiker sets him on a quest to find out the terrible truth behind a string of children gone missing all across the country. The road leads him to Lovina Hewitt, a skeptical Louisiana State Police investigator working the same case and, eventually, to a forgotten town that's not on any map--and to the secret behind the eerie Black-Eyed Kids said to prowl the highways.





Jenn Bennett (2011)

The Anatomical Shape of the Heart
Square Fish, January 17, 2017
Trade Paperback, 340 pages
Hardcover and eBook, 11/03/2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
Winner of the Romantic Times Best YA Protagonist Award (2015)

Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci's footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital's Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is-and tries to uncover what he's hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix's own family's closet tear them apart?

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett is an irresistible, deeply romantic story about a girl and boy who help each other heal and grow.


Alex, Approximately
Simon Pulse, April 4, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3
In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1


This is the first in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and 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.




Ben Aaronovitch (2011)

The Hanging Tree
Rivers of London 6
DAW, June 14, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1
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There is also a Rivers of London comic, Body Work. Read more about it here at Titan Comics.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1




Jo Anderton (2011)

Guardian
The Veiled Worlds 3
FableCroft Publishing, June 6, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1
The grand city of Movoc-under-Keeper lies in ruins. The sinister puppet men have revealed their true nature, and their plan to tear down the veil between worlds. To have a chance of defeating them, Tanyana must do the impossible, and return to the world where they were created, on the other side of the veil. Her journey will force her into a terrible choice, and test just how much she is willing to sacrifice for the fate of two worlds.




Bradley P. Beaulieu (2011)

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
Song of Shattered Sands 1
DAW, September 1, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 592 pages
Mass Market Paperback, 656 pages (August 2, 2015)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1
Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings—cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens, and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings’ laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings’ mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings’ power…if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t find her first.




Jenn Bennett (2011)

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
Feiwel & Friends, November 3, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages
(Night Owls in UK/AU/NZ)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1
Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci's footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital's Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is-and tries to uncover what he's hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix's own family's closet tear them apart?




Sabrina Benulis (2011)

Angelus
The Books of Raziel 3
Harper Voyager, February 9, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1
The heart-pounding conclusion to the Books of Raziel trilogy, a gothic supernatural tale about a girl who discovers that she holds the keys to both Heaven and Hell—and that angels, demons, and all the creatures in between who will stop at nothing to possess her and control the power she holds.

The war begun by three powerful angel siblings—Raziel, Lucifel, and Israfel—has divided the kingdoms of both Heaven and Hell, and the destruction is spilling over into the human world.

The last hope for a crumbling world is the Archon—the human Angela Mathers who has the power to control the supernatural universe. Angela alone can successfully oppose Lucifel and open Raziel’s Book, to use its power for good. But to do so would mean murdering her best friend, a sacrifice Angela refuses to contemplate.

Angela sits on the throne of Hell, fulfilling a prophecy of ruin. But ruin does not always mean destruction—sometimes it means revolution. Time is running out for both Angela and the universe, and former enemies are eager to see her fail. As she enters the Angelus duel for the crown of Heaven, she can only pray that she’ll see her friends again.




Amanda Bonilla (2011)

Shadows at Midnight
Shaede Assassin 5
NYLA, September 24, 2015
eBook, 208 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1
Has Darian’s past finally caught up with her?

The Rakshasa queen, Padma, has a score to settle—she wants those responsible for her son’s death to pay and to pay dearly. Darian, Tyler and Xander are all at risk—and Padma’s powers could force them to live the rest of their lives in the madness of the Realm of Illusions…

While Darian is taken and is the first to suffer, she’s soon rescued by Tyler, the one man to never disappoint. But what Darian doesn’t know is that her freedom comes at a steep price—Xander’s the King of Shaedes, imprisonment. Darian knows what horrors await in Padma’s dungeon. A rescue mission won’t be easy and she can’t do it alone.

Deep in the bowels of Goblin Valley, Darian, Tyler, and her small band of Shaede warriors fight their way through a dark labyrinth. In a realm where illusions rule, with danger at every turn, the odds are stacked against them. Time isn’t on their side, every second spent in Padma’s custody will be another step Xander takes toward madness. A kingdom can’t be ruled without its king and the wolves are at the door, waiting. If Darian can’t get to Xander before he succumbs to the illusions, an entire kingdom’s future is at stake…

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1


This is the first in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books for late 2014 and the beginning of 2015. This update covers some of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge authors.What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2  will cover more of the 2011 DAC authors.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1


Please note that publication dates are subject to change and that The Qwillery uses U.S. publications dates. In addition, some cover images are not yet available.


Ben Aaronovitch

Foxglove Summer
Peter Grant / Rivers of London 5
DAW, January 6, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1
When two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved.

It’s purely routine—Nightingale, Peter’s superior, thinks he’ll be done in less than a day. But Peter’s never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local police, who need all the help they can get. But because the universe likes a joke as much as the next sadistic megalomaniac, Peter soon comes to realize that dark secrets underlie the picturesque fields and villages of the countryside and there might just be work for Britain’s most junior wizard after all.

Soon Peter’s in a vicious race against time, in a world where the boundaries between reality and fairy have never been less clear….





Jenn Bennett

Grave Phantoms
Roaring Twenties 3
Berkley, May 5, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1
From the author of Grim Shadows and Bitter Spirits comes the new Roaring Twenties novel in the series hailed as “Boardwalk Empire meets Ghost Hunters, but so much better” (Molly Harper, national bestselling author of the Jane Jameson series).

Feisty flapper Astrid Magnusson is home from college and yearning for the one thing that’s always been off limits: Bo Yeung, her notorious bootlegging brother’s second-in-command. Unfortunately her dream of an easy reunion proves difficult after a violent storm sends a mysterious yacht crashing into the Magnussons’ docks. What’s worse, the boat disappeared a year ago, and the survivors are acting strangely…

Bo has worked with the Magnusson family for years, doing whatever is needed, including keeping his boss’s younger sister out of trouble—and his hands to himself. Of course, that isn’t so easy after Astrid has a haunting vision about the yacht’s disappearance, plunging them into an underground world of old money and dark magic. Danger will drive them closer together, but surviving their own forbidden feelings could be the bigger risk.





Adam Christopher

The Burning Dark
Spider War 1
Tor Books, March 3, 2015
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and Digital

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1
Adam Christopher’s dazzling first novel, Empire State, was named the Best Book of 2012 by SciFi Now magazine. Now he explores new dimensions of time and space in The Burning Dark.

Back in the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into battle against an implacable machine intelligence capable of devouring entire worlds. After saving a planet, and getting a bum robot knee in the process, he finds himself relegated to one of the most remote backwaters in Fleetspace, overseeing the decommissioning of a semi-deserted space station.
The station’s reclusive commandant is nowhere to be seen. Persistent malfunctions plague the station’s systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Alien shadows and whispers seem to haunt the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everyone aboard.

Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman’s voice that echoes across a thousand light-years of space. But is the transmission just a random bit of static from the past—or a warning of an undying menace beyond mortal comprehension?




The Machine Awakes
Spider War 2
Tor Books, April 21, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 416 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1
Adam Christopher's The Machine Awakes is a far future space opera set in the universe of Burning Dark. In the decades since the human race first made contact with the Spiders—a machine race capable of tearing planets apart—the two groups have fought over interstellar territory. But the war has not been going well for humankind, and with the failure of the Fleet Admiral’s secret plan in the Shadow system, the commander is overthrown by a group of hardliners determined to get the war back on track.

When the deposed Fleet Admiral is assassinated, Special Agent Von Kodiak suspects the new guard is eliminating the old. But when the Admiral’s replacement is likewise murdered, all bets are off as Kodiak discovers the prime suspect is one of the Fleet’s own, a psi-marine and decorated hero—a hero killed in action, months ago, at the same time his twin sister vanished from the Fleet Academy, where she was training to join her brother on the front.

As Kodiak investigates, he uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from the slums of Salt City to the floating gas mines of Jupiter. There, deep in the roiling clouds of the planet, the Jovian Mining Corporation is hiding something, a secret that will tear the Fleet apart and that the Morning Star, a group of militarized pilgrims searching for their lost god, is determined to uncover.

But there is something else hiding in Jovian system. Something insidious and intelligent, machine-like and hungry.

The Spiders are near.





Isabel Cooper

The Highland Dragon's Lady
Highland Dragon 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, December 2, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1
Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She also knows her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived séance. She didn’t count on that friend being so handsome…and she certainly didn’t expect him to be a dragon.

Scottish Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has hidden his true nature for his entire life, but the moment he sets eyes on Regina, he knows he has to have her. In his hundreds of years, he’s never met a woman who could understand him so thoroughly…or touch him so deeply. Bound by their mutual loneliness, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit—and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention.






Night of the Highland Dragon (Highland Dragon 3) is slated for publication in June 2015.




Karina Cooper

Transmuted
The St. Croix Chronicles 6
Carina Press, January 26, 2015
eBook 

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1
In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix’s adventures, only one thing could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society—the threat of immortality.

All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie’s ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away.

Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands retribution. The hunt for the mastermind behind these misdeeds sends me back to Society—and into the unforgiving embrace of the world I’d left behind.

Nothing is what it seems. Enemies, allies—and a man who struggles with a nature even devotion cannot tame. Torn between the scars of the past and fragile new beginnings, I must create balance in the world I have chosen—and with the people I have come to love. The game has changed; should the Veil achieve the immortality it craves, I will have nowhere left to run.



The View From Monday - June 2, 2014


Happy first Monday in June. This year is flying by! I spent part of last week at BookExpo America in NYC. I had a very productive time. There were things I loved and some that I didn't, but more about that in an upcoming post.

In case you missed it, June's debuts were posted yesterday. You can see them here.



The View From Monday - June 2, 2014


There is one debut out this week:

Sidekick by Auralee Wallace. 


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Grim Shadows (Roaring Twenties 2) By Jenn Bennett;

Heart of a Highland Warrior (Highland Warrior 3) by Anita Clenney;

Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder's Arc 2) by Jeff Salyards;

Hunter by Night (Chronicles of Yavn3) by Elisabeth Staab;

and

Ecko Burning (Ecko 2) by Danie Ware.


And with format changes:

The Golden City (Golden City 1) by J. Kathleen Cheney is out in Mass Market Paperback;

and

The Facades by Eric Lundgren is out in Trade Paperback




June 1, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Threshold of Passion (e) Vivi Anna PNR
The Godwhale (ri) T. J. Bass SF - SF Masterworks
Barrington J. Bayley (ri) Barrington J. Bayley SF - SF Gateway Omnibus
Literaria Carolyn Boehlke F
The Curse (e) Jennifer Brassel PNR
Craven (e) Melanie Casey PM - Cass Lehman 2
Edmund Cooper SF Gateway Omnibus Edmund Cooper SF Gateway Omnibuses
The Haunted Book Jeremy Dyson H
The Ward S.L. Grey H - Downside 2
Cold Redemption Nathan Hawke F - Gallow2
Wolves in Winter Lisa Hilton HistF
The Sandman (ri) E.T.A. Hoffmann Go
The Disestablishment of Paradise (ri) Phillip Mann SF/Th
Games of Desire (e) Patti O'Shea PNR
Black Chaos: Tales of the Zombie Bill Olver (ed) Z - Anthology
The Silence (h2tp) Sarah Rayne NeoGo/M
The Demi-Monde: Summer Rod Rees Dys - The Demi-Monde Saga 3
The Highlander's Dark Seduction (e) Joanne Rock PNR - Secrets of the Darroch Clan 2
Lords of the Underworld Collection 2: The Darkest Whisper\The Darkest Passion\The Darkest Lie (e) Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld
Demon Wolf (e) Bonnie Vanak PNR - Phoenix Force 3
Sidekick (D) (e) Auralee Wallace Superhero
The White Mountain (ri) David Wingrove SF - Chung Kuo 8
Sekabo Richard Woolley SF/Th



June 2, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Her Wild Protector (e) Naomi Bellina PNR
Reap & Repent (e) Lisa Medley PNR
Witch's Awakening (e) Neely Powell PNR
Tempt Me Eternally (e) Gena Showalter PNR
Wicked Ink (e) Misty Simon PNR



June 3, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling (h2tp) Hanan al-Shaykh FT
Elisha Barber (h2mm) E.C. Ambrose F - Dark Apostle 1
The Dark Between the Stars Kevin J. Anderson SF - Saga of Shadows Trilogy 1
The Voyage of the Sable Keech Neal Asher SF - Spatterjay 2
Grim Shadows Jenn Bennett PNR - Roaring Twenties 2
Night of the Living Thread Janet Bolint PCM - Threadville Mystery 4
Rescue Mode Ben Bova
Les Johnson
SF
The Kraken King Part VIII: The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure (e) Meljean Brook SPR - The Kraken King
The Golden City (tp2mm) J. Kathleen Cheney F - The Golden City 1
Heart of a Highland Warrior Anita Clenney PNR - Highland Warrior 3
Dark Father James Cooper H
Zero Hour (h2mm) Clive Cussler Th - Numa Files 9
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six Ellen Datlow H - Anthology
A Partial and Conjectural History of Dr. Meuller's Panoptical Cartoon Engine: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Argus Blinked: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Bombs Away!: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Cockroach Love: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Fjaerland: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
iCity: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Life in the Anthropocene: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Murder in Geektopia: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Professor Fluvius's Palace of Many Waters: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Providence: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Return to the 20th Century: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The End of the Great Continuity: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The HPL Commonplace Book: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The New Cyberiad: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The Omniplus Ultra: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
To See Infinity Bare: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Waves and Smart Magma: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Wikiworld: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Yes We Have No Bananas: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo AH
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies Eric Flint
Charles E. Gannon
AH - The Ring of Fire 14
Fire Rising Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 2
Fire Rising: Part 4 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Casino Infernale (h2mm) Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 7
Property of a Lady Faire Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 8
Death's Redemption Marie Hall PNR - Eternal Lovers 2
Affliction (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton UF - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 22
A Shiver of Light Laurell K. Hamilton UF - Merry Gentry 9
The Merchant Emperor Elizabeth Haydon F - The Symphony of Ages 7
The Sea of Time P. C. Hodgell F - Kencyrath1
The Source J.D. Horn UF - Witching Savannah 2
Night Shifters Sarah A. Hoyt UF - Shifter Omnibus
Blood Pact (ri) Tanya Huff UF - Blood Books 4
Justice Ian Irvine F - The Tainted Realm 3
Thieves' Quarry D. B. Jackson HistF - Thieftaker Chronicles 2
Crossroads of Twilight (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 10
Born of Fire (ri) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - League 2
Born of Ice Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - League 3
Born of Night (ri) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - League 1
Mr. Mercedes Stephen King Sus
The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (e) Mercedes Lackey
James Mallory
F
Blood Red Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 9
Steadfast (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 8
Deadly Forecast Victoria Laurie PCM - Psychic Eye Mystery 11
The Shadow Lamp (h2tp) Stephen R. Lawhead F - Bright Empires 4
Prince of Fools Mark Lawrence F - The Red Queen's War 1
The Facades (h2tp) Eric Lundgren M
Gameboard of the Gods (h2mm) Richelle Mead UF - Age of X 1
Tin Swift (tp2mm) Devon Monk SP - Age of Steam 2
A Barricade in Hell Jaime Lee Moyer HistF - Delia Martin 2
The Goliath Stone (h2mm) Larry Niven
Matthew Joseph Harrington
SF
Robert A. Heinlein, Vol 2: In Dialogue with His Century Volume 2: The Man Who Learned Better William H. Patterson SF
Bloodstone (h2mm) Gillian Philip F - Rebel Angel 2
The Science of Discworld (ri) Terry Pratchett
Ian Stewart
Jack Cohen
SF/S
On the Steel Breeze Alastair Reynolds SF - Poseidon's Children 2
The Heir of Khored Deborah J. Ross F - Seven-Petaled Shield Trilogy 3
Veil of the Deserters Jeff Salyards F - Bloodsounder's Arc 2
On Pins and Needles Yolanda Sfetsos UF - Sierra Fox 3
The Montauk Monster Hunter Shea H
Rebellion Ken Shufeldt Th/Ap
Shield of Winter Nalini Singh PNR - Psy/Changelings 13
Jaguar Hunt Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Jaguar 3
Hunter by Night Elisabeth Staab PNR - Chronicles of Yavn3
Singapore Noir Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (ed) Noir - Anthology
The Dig: A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from DAYSOF RAGE (e) Brad Taylor Th - Pike Logan 5.5
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club Genevieve Valentine FT
Ecko Burning Danie Ware SF - Ecko 2
On Her Watch Rie Warren PNR - Don't Tell 2
Honor of the Queen (Signed Leatherbound Edition) David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 2



June 4, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fantasy and the Real World in British Children's Literature: The Power of Story Caroline Webb Children's Literature and Culture



June 7, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Star Trek: Voyager: String Theory #2: Fusion (ri) Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
Ain't Myth-behaving: Two Novellas (ri) Katie MacAlister PNR - Otherworld
Redeemed in Darkness (ri) Alexis Morgan PNR - Paladin 5



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

AH - Alternate History
Ap - Apocalyptic
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
S - Science
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

The View From Monday - May 26, 2014


Happy last Monday in May!


The View From Monday - May 26, 2014



There are no debuts this week. From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

White Heart of Justice (Noon Onyx 3) by Jill Archer;

Banishing the Dark (Arcadia Bell 4) by Jenn Bennett;

Strange Country (Wide Open 3) by Deborah Coates;

Emperor of Thorns (Broken Empire 3) by Mark Lawrence is out in Trade Paperback;

and

The Kassa Gambit by M.C. Planck  is out in Trade Paperback.



May 26, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Court of Conspiracy (e) April Taylor AH - The Tudor Enigma 1
Crucible (e) T.D. Wilson SF - Epherium Chronicles 2



May 27, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Demon Creed (e) Paula Altenburg PNR - Demon Outlaws 3
White Heart of Justice Jill Archer F - Noon Onyx 3
The Last President (h2mm) John Barnes PA/SF - Daybreak 3
Banishing the Dark Jenn Bennett UF - Arcadia Bell 4
The Kraken King Part VII: The Kraken King and the Empress's Eyes (e) Meljean Brook SPR - Iron Seas
Skin Game Jim Butcher UF - The Dresden Files 15
Heirs of the Demon King: Uprising Sarah Cawkwell AH/F
Strange Country Deborah Coates UF - Wide Open 3
Warbound (h2mm) Larry Correia UF - Grimnoir Chronicles 3
Deadlock (Kindle e) Tim Curran H
Undead and Unsure (h2mm) MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Queen Betsy 12
True Love (h2mm) Jude Deveraux PNR - Nantucket Brides 1
Dark Matter Ian Douglas SF - Star Carrier 5
The Lost Sarah Beth Durst UF - The Lost 1
Air Bound (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR - Sea Haven 3
Alien 3: The Official Movie Novelization Alan Dean Foster SF - Alien
The Cursed Heather Graham Sus/P - Krewe of Hunters 12
Fire Rising: Part 3 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
The Orpheus Descent Tom Harper Th/Hist
The Asylum (h2tp) John Harwood Go/H
Kiss of Wrath Sandra Hill PNR - Deadly Angels 4
Sanctuary: A Postapocalyptic Novel G. Michael Hopf Dys - New World 3
Noah's Boy (tp2mm) Sarah A. Hoyt UF - Shifters 3
Star Trek: The Lost Era: One Constant Star David R. George III SF - Star Trek
Hunt the Darkness Alexandra Ivy PNR - Guardians of Eternity 11
The Immortal Circus: Final Act A. R. Kahler UF - Cirque des Immortels 3
Hunt at World's End Nicholas Kaufmann Th - Gabriel Hunt
The Way to Babylon Paul Kearney F
The Mark of the Tala Jeffe Kennedy F - Twelve Kingdoms 1
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm Greg Keyes SF - Movie Prequel
Deeply Odd (h2mm) Dean Koontz H - Odd Thomas 6
Vulkan Lives (tp2mm) Nick Kyme F - Horus Heresy
Emperor of Thorns (h2mm) Mark Lawrence F - Broken Empire 3
Artemis Awakening Jane Lindskold SF
Unforgiven Cat Miller PNR - Forbidden Bond 2
The Remaining: Faith: A Novella (e) D.J. Molles H - The Remaining
The Remaining D.J. Molles H - The Remaining 1
Crown of Renewal Elizabeth Moon F - Paladin's Legacy 5
Friends 'Til the End: A Tor.Com Original (e) Bethany Neal F
The Given Vicki Pettersson Su/Noir - Celestial Blues 3
The Kassa Gambit (h2tp) M.C. Planck SF
Captured (e) Caris Roane PNR - Savage Chains 1
Queen of Swords Katee Robert SFR - Sanctify 1
Innocent Blood (h2mm) James Rollins
Rebecca Cantrell
Th/H - Order of the Sanguines 2
Reach for Infinity Jonathan Strahan (ed) SF - Anthology
Night Terrors Tim Waggoner UF - Shadow Watch 1
Sea Change (h2tp) S.M. Wheeler F
Pirates of the Timestream (tp2mm) Steve White SF - Jason Thanou 3



May 29, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Picnic at Hanging Rock (ri) Joan Lindsay H



May 29, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Immortal Crown Richelle Mead F - Age of X 2



May 30, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Milkman: A Freeworld Novel Michael J. Martineck SF - Freeworld



May 31, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The River of Souls Robert McCammon HistM - Matthew Corbett 5



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


AH - Alternate History
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistM - Historical Mystery
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy


Interview with Jenn Bennett, author of the Roaring Twenties and Arcadia Bell Series - January 15, 2014


Please welcome Jenn Bennett to The Qwillery. Bitter Spirits, the first in Jenn's new Roaring Twenties series, was published on January 7, 2014.



Interview with Jenn Bennett, author of the Roaring Twenties and Arcadia Bell Series - January 15, 2014




TQ:  Welcome back to The Qwillery.

Jenn:  I'm thrilled to be back! Love this blog.



TQ:  You've written 4 Arcadia Bell novels and 2 Roaring Twenties series novels. What remains the most challenging thing for you about writing? Has your writing process changed over the years?

Jenn:  When I wrote KINDLING THE MOON, my first book, I wrote it by the seat of my pants in six weeks. Now I loosely plot the first third of a book before writing, and continue to plot as I discover things about my characters. And I've slowed down a bit. It generally takes me 2-3 months to write a book. That's my sweet spot, and I like to write three books a year—any less and I get twitchy. Most challenging thing about writing? Keeping my emotions in check and not losing my confidence. I always say that half the time, writers are all, "I'M A GENIUS!" And the other half, we're all, "I'M A FAILURE."



TQ:  What inspired you to write the Roaring Twenties series?

Jenn:  The first version of BITTER SPIRITS was actually a historical urban fantasy with different characters (and wildly different world-building) set in an alternate Baltimore. But somewhere along the way, I realized that I wanted to concentrate on the relationship between the main characters. A year or so later, I scrapped that first version and started all over again, this time in San Francisco. Once I began dreaming up Winter and Aida’s romance there, everything clicked into place.



TQ:  Why Romance set in the Twenties in San Francisco?

Jenn:  I’ve been attracted to the 1920s since I was a teenager and have amassed a small library of books, photos, and magazines from that decade. I’m also (not so) secretly in love with the Bay Area, so putting the two together was a labor of love and an absolute joy for me.



TQ:  Tell us something about Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties 1) that is not in the book description.

Jenn:  Regarding the paranormal element, apart from Aida’s talents as a spirit medium and the ghosts haunting Winter, a little folk magic is used by auxiliary characters—both hoodoo and traditional Chinese magic. I used to travel to Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan for work, which is what sparked my interest in Chinese culture. As for the hoodoo, Velma Toussaint (the owner of the speakeasy where my heroine works) has a few tricks up her sleeve. I went to grad school near New Orleans and soaked up the hoodoo/vodou culture there, which definitely helped when it came to writing Velma and the magical aid she provides my hero and heroine.



TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Bitter Spirits?

Jenn:  I’ve been fascinated with early 20th century culture since I was a teenager—the 1920s in particular. Over the years, I’ve amassed a small library of research material, including maps, magazines, books, and photographs from that era. In regards to Aida’s profession as a trance spirit medium, that was rather fun to research. Spiritualism’s heyday lasted from the second half of the 19th century through the 1920s, and during that time, several mediums made splashy national headlines—like the Fox sisters or Cora Scott or Paschal Beverly Randolph. Even President Abraham Lincoln attended séances organized by his wife!



TQ:  What would you do (as a profession) if you could live in the Roaring Twenties of your novels?

Jenn:  By day, I'd like to be a telephone operator in one of the luxury San Francisco hotels—so I could listen in on all the fascinating conversations—and by night, write all those conversations down in novels.



TQ:  Do your Arcadia Bell UF series and the Roaring Twenties series have anything in common?

Jenn:  They both take place in the same area of the country (Central/Northern coastal California). They both have esoteric magic systems. And they both feature character-driven stories. But where Arcadia was romantic urban fantasy, BITTER SPIRITS is adventurous romance. The focus is on the couple and how they relate to each other. The mystery/paranormal element is driving them together instead of driving the story.



TQ:  What's next?

Jenn:  The second book in the Roaring Twenties series comes out in early June (GRIM SHADOWS), and the fourth Arcadia Bell novel, BANISHING THE DARK, goes on sale in May. In 2015, I'll have a brand new young adult book coming out—a contemporary—which will be different than anything else I've written so far. I'm very excited about all of this.



TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Jenn:  The pleasure was all mine!





Roaring Twenties

Bitter Spirits
Roaring Twenties 1
Berkley, January 7, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Interview with Jenn Bennett, author of the Roaring Twenties and Arcadia Bell Series - January 15, 2014
It’s the roaring twenties, and San Francisco is a hotbed of illegal boozing, raw lust, and black magic. The fog-covered Bay Area can be an intoxicating scene, particularly when you specialize in spirits…

Aida Palmer performs a spirit medium show onstage at Chinatown’s illustrious Gris-Gris speakeasy. However, her ability to summon (and expel) the dead is more than just an act.

Winter Magnusson is a notorious bootlegger who’s more comfortable with guns than ghosts—unfortunately for him, he’s the recent target of a malevolent hex that renders him a magnet for hauntings. After Aida’s supernatural assistance is enlisted to banish the ghosts, her spirit-chilled aura heats up as the charming bootlegger casts a different sort of spell on her...

On the hunt for the curseworker responsible for the hex, Aida and Winter become drunk on passion. And the closer they become, the more they realize they have ghosts of their own to exorcise…



Grim Shadows 
Roaring Twenties 2
Berkley, June 3, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Interview with Jenn Bennett, author of the Roaring Twenties and Arcadia Bell Series - January 15, 2014
It’s the Roaring Twenties in foggy San Francisco. Prohibition is on, inhibitions are low, and dark magic is rolling into town…

Archaeologist Lowe Magnusson is packing something everyone wants. The djed amulet, a priceless Egyptian artifact, will fetch Lowe a hefty paycheck from one of San Francisco’s wealthiest. But when the handsome Swede runs into his patron’s uptight daughter, what he once considered easy money becomes maddeningly complicated…

Cursed with deadly spirits as her constant companions, curator Hadley Bacall must keep calm to hold her dangerous specters at bay and prevent them from lashing out at anything—or anyone. Trouble is, Lowe is driving her crazy, but her father needs the artifact he’s transporting. While Hadley can feel the amulet’s power, she can’t fathom the destruction—or the desire—it’s about to stir up.





You can check out the Arcadia Bell series at Jenn's website here.

Interview with Jenn Bennett, author of the Roaring Twenties and Arcadia Bell Series - January 15, 2014





About Jenn

Interview with Jenn Bennett, author of the Roaring Twenties and Arcadia Bell Series - January 15, 2014
Photo © Bill Skeel
Jenn Bennett is the author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series from Pocket Books and the Roaring Twenties historical paranormal romance series from Berkley. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., and the Far East. She currently lives near Atlanta with one husband and two very bad pugs.






Website  ~  Twitter @Jenn_Benn  ~  At Simon & Schuster  ~  At Penguin USA



The View From Monday - January 6, 2014


Happy 1st Monday in January! We've got a new year of reading ahead of us! I've started the year out by reading The Ascendant by Drew Chapman. It's a debut thriller that is definitely thrilling. More on that later this week. I'm also at the beginning of Cursed by Destiny (Weird Girls 3) by Cecy Robson. I really like this series and can't wait to see what happens to Celia Wird and friends in this novel. I also plan to read a number of debuts this month!


The View From Monday - January 6, 2014


There are a lot of books out this week. You can find a printable PDF of this week's releases here.


There are 3 debuts out this week:

Phoenix Island by John Dixon;

Swords of Good Men (Valhalla Saga 1) by Snorri Kristjansson; and

Journey Into the Flame (Rising World Trilogy 1) by T. R. Williams.



From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Iron Night (Generation V 2) by M.L. Brennan;

The Damsel and the Daggerman (A BLUD eNovella) by Delilah S. Dawson;

Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties 1) by Jenn Bennett. This is the first in a new series.

Fearless (Survival Race 2) by K.M. Fawcett; and

Cursed by Destiny (Weird Sisters 3) by Cecy Robson.





January 6, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Quicksilver Dreams (e) Danube Adele PNR - Dreamwalkers 1
Broken Blade (e) J.C. Daniels UF - Colbana Files 3
The Damsel and the Daggerman (e) Delilah S. Dawson SPR - BLUD Novella
Ashes & Alchemy (e) Cindy Spencer Pape SPR - Gaslight Chronicles Novella



January 7, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Pecan Pies and Homicides Ellery Adams PCM - Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery 3
Treasure of Lima Alex Archer UF - Rogue Angel 26
Siren Song James Axler (Rik Hoskin) SF - Deathlands 114
Bitter Spirits Jenn Bennett PNR - Roaring Twenties 1
Iron Night M.L. Brennan UF - Generation V 2
Hunting Ground (mm2h) (ri) Patricia Briggs UF - Alpha And Omega 2
The Summer Job Adam Cesare H
The Forever Engine Frank Chadwick SP
Playing with Fire J. J. Cook PCM - Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery 2
1636: Seas of Fortune Iver P. Cooper AH - Ring of Fire
Malodrax Ben Counter SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles 14
Gilded Hearts Christine D'Abo SPR - Shadow Guild 1
Moon Rising Lori Devoti PNR
Phoenix Island (D) John Dixon SF
Eternal Hunter (tp2mm) Cynthia Eden PNR - Night Watch 1
The Magic Between Us Tammy Falkner PHR - Faerie 3
Fearless K.M. Fawcett SFR - Survival Race 2
Dark Wolf Christine Feehan PNR - Dark 25
Murder Sends a Postcard Christy Fifield PCM - Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery 3
Forsaken Jacquelyn Frank PNR - World of Nightwalkers 3
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy Christopher Golden (ed) H/DF - Anthology
Doctor Who: The Doctor's Lives and Times James Goss
Steven Trine
SF - Doctor Who
Once In a Blue Moon Simon R. Green F - Forest Kingdom 4
Work Done for Hire Joe Haldeman SF
The Vampire Hunter Michele Hauf PNR - In the Company of Vampires
The Dog in the Dark (h2mm) Barb Hendee
J. C. Hendee
F - Noble Dead 2
A Wind in the Night Barb Hendee
J. C. Hendee
F - Noble Dead 3
The Mysterious Wu Fang: The Case of the Suicide Tomb Robert J. Hogan H/Adv
The End G. Michael Hopf PA - The New World 1
The Long Road G. Michael Hopf PA - The New World 2
Warrior of the West M. K. Hume HistF - King Arthur Trilogy 2
Black Arts Faith Hunter UF - Jane Yellowrock 7
Lord of the Hunt Shona Husk PNR - Annwyn 2
The Gospel of Z Stephen Graham Jones H/Z
The Descent Alma Katsu Su/Th - Taker Trilogy 3
Swords of Good Men (D - US) Snorri Kristjansson F - Valhalla Saga 1
River of Dreams Lynn Kurland F - Nine Kingdoms 8
Revolution Mercedes Lackey
Cody Martin
Dennis Lee
Veronica Giguere
F - Secret World Chronicle 3
The Ghoul Next Door Victoria Laurie PCM - Ghost Hunter Mystery 8
On Such a Full Sea Chang-rae Lee Dys
A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume Two Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF - The First Liaden Universe  Collection 2
The Atopia Chronicles (ri) Matthew Mather Ap - Atopia 1
Rex Regis L. E. Modesitt F - Imager Portfolio 8
Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour Garry Thomas Morse Dys - The Chaos! Quincunx
Howling For You (e) Chloe Neill UF - Chicagoland Vampires Novella
The Zombie Rule Book: A Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide Tony Newton Z
Accidentally...Cimil? (e) Mimi Jean Pamfiloff PNR - An Accidentally Yours Novella
The Magicians J.B. Priestley F - 60th Anniversary
The Broken Dragon Irene Radford F - Children of the Dragon Nimbus 2
His Untamed Desire (e) Katie Reus PNR - Moon Shifter Novella
Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventures by Douglas Adams (h2tp) Gareth Roberts SF - Doctor Who
Blue Dahlia (ri) Nora Roberts PNR - In the Garden Trilogy 3
Cursed By Destiny Cecy Robson UFR - Weird Girls 3
Haunted Sanctuary Moira Rogers PNR - Green Pines 1
Fury of the Demon Diana Rowland UF - Kara Gillian 6
Kindred of the Fallen Isis Rushdan PNR - Kindred Chronicles 1
Touch Michelle Sagara UF - Queen of the Dead 2
The Light and the Dark Mikhail Shishkin Meta
The Bloodline Feud (e) Charlies StrossSF - Merchant Princes Omnibus
The Revolution Trade (e) Charlies StrossSF - Merchant Princes Omnibus
The Traders' War (e) Charlies StrossSF - Merchant Princes Omnibus
Dreams of the Golden Age Carrie Vaughn UF/SH - Golden Age 2
Night of the Tiger NJ Walters PNR - Hades' Carnival 1
Battle (h2mm) Michelle West F - House War 5
God of Fyre Mountain Renee Wildes PNR - Guardians of Light 6
Journey Into the Flame (D) T. R. Williams PA/Th/Su/M - Rising World Trilogy 1
Dream Shadow (ri) Mary Wine PNR - Dream 1
Z 2135 David W. Wright Dys/Z - Z 2134 2



January 8, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dying to Know TJ O'Connor PM
The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging: A Tor.Com Original (e) Harry Turtledove F



January 9, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Rome Prophecy: A Thriller Sam Christer Th/Su
Caedmon's Curse: HarperImpulse Fantasy Romance Novella (e) AJ Nuest FR - Golden Key Chronicles 3



e - eBook
D - Debut
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
mm2h - Mass Market Paperback to Hardcover
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback

Adv - Adventure
AH - Alternate History
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopia
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superhero
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural

Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR -Urban Fantasy Romance
Z - Zombies

The View From Monday - May 27, 2013

Happy last Monday in May.  I hope everyone who has the long weekend is enjoying themselves.  This a huge release week. It more than makes up for all the light weeks during the rest of May.


The View From Monday - May 27, 2013


There is one debut this week - The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty.


Also out this week from former Debut Author Challenge authors are

Fiery Edge of Steel (Noon Onyx 2) by Jill Archer;

Binding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell 3) by Jenn Bennett;  and

The Blue Blazes (Mookie Pearl 1) by Chuck Wendig.



May 27, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Wounded Angel (e) Stacy Gail PNR - The Earth Angels 3
Prince of Shadows (e) Nancy Gideon PNR - Shadows 4
Die on Your Feet (e) S.G. Wong AH/M/Noir



May 28, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fiery Edge of Steel Jill Archer F - Noon Onyx 2
Binding the Shadows Jenn Bennett UF - Arcadia Bell 3
Moxyland (ri) Lauren Beukes SF
Darkness Bred Stella Cameron PNR - Chimney Rock 2
Ride the Star Winds (tp2mm) A. Bertram Chandler SF - John Grimes Sage 4
After Earth Peter David SF - Movie Tie-In
Undead and Unstable (h2mm) MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Betsy Taylor 11
Dalek Collectible Figurine and Illustrated Book Richard Dinnick SF - Doctor Who
Light-Up Tardis Kit Richard Dinnick SF - Doctor Who
Avenging Angel Cynthia Eden PNR/AH - Fallen 4
Leopard's Prey Christine Feehan PNR - Leopard People 6
Forever Jacquelyn Frank PNR - World of Nightwalkers 2
Flashpoint (h2mm) Christie Golden SF - Starcraft II
Midnight's Kiss: Part 3 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Darkest Warriors
Kiss the Dead (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton UF - Anita Blake Vampire Hunter 21
Shadow of Night (h2tp) Deborah Harkness F - All Souls Trilogy 2
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses Molly Harper PNR - Half Moon Hollow 3
Darkness Avenged Alexandra Ivy PNR - Guardians of Eternity 11
South of Surrender Laura Kaye PNR - Hearts of the Anemoi 3
Deeply Odd Dean Koontz H - Odd Thomas 6
The Shambling Guide to New York City (D) Mur Lafferty UF - Shambling Guides 1
The Spirit Well (h2tp) Stephen R. Lawhead F - Bright Empires 3
The Shocks of Adversity William Leisner SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Horizon (tp2mm) Sophie Littlefield Dys - Aftertime 3
Star Trek Cross-Stitch: Explore Strange New Worlds of Crafting John Lohman SF - Crafts
Sky Dragons (h2mm) Anne McCaffrey
Todd McCaffrey
F - Dragonriders of Pern: New Adventures
Antiagon Fire L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - Imager Portfolio 7
Ghost Spin Chris Moriarty SF - Spin Trilogy 3
The Price of Peace Mike Moscoe SF - Jump Universe 2
Any Other Name Emma Newman F - Split World 2
Tempest Reborn Nicole Peeler UF - Jane True 6
Damocles S. G. Redling SF
Blue Remembered Earth (h2mm) Alastair Reynolds SF - Poseidon's Children 1
Lady of the Forest (ri) Jennifer Roberson F - Robin Hood
The Eighth Court Mike Shevdon UF - Courts of the Feyre 4
Life on the Preservation Jack Skillingstead SF
Elfhome (h2mm) Wen Spencer F - Elfhome 3
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy Jonathan Strahan (ed) F - Anthology
The Craving (tp2mm) Jason Starr UF - The Pack 2
Tangible (e) Jody Wallace UF - Dreamwalker 1
War Maid's Choice (h2mm) David Weber F - War God 4
The Blue Blazes Chuck Wendig UF - Mookie Pearl 1



May 29, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Elephant in the Room: A Tor.Com Original (e) Paul Cornell SF



May 31, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
I Travel by Night Robert McCammon H
The Gist Michael Marshall Smith F
War over Lemuria: Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction Richard Toronto SF/Literary Criticism


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


AH - Alternate History
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
M - Mystery
N - Noir
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
UF - Urban Fantasy




Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC AuthorsWhat's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 3What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 1The View From Monday - June 2, 2014The View From Monday - May 26, 2014Interview with Jenn Bennett, author of the Roaring Twenties and Arcadia Bell Series - January 15, 2014The View From Monday - January 6, 2014What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 1The View From Monday - May 27, 2013

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