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The View From Monday - November 6, 2017


Happy 1st Monday in November!

There are 4 debuts this week:

This Book is Not For You by Daniel A. Hoyt;

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter;

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga 1) by Fonda Lee (Adult Debut);

and

The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Black Goat Blues (The Mythos War 2) by Levi Black;

Skitter (The Hatching Series 2) by Ezekiel Boone is out in Trade Paperback;

The Operative (San Angeles 2) by Gerald Brandt is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories by Beth Cato;

The Rule of Luck (A Felicia Sevigny Novel 1) by Catherine Cerveny;

Highland Dragon Rebel (Dawn of the Highland Dragon 2) by Isabel Cooper;

The Ship by Antonia Honeywell is out in Trade Paperback;

The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley is out in Trade Paperback;

The Sisters of the Crescent Empress (The Waning Moon Duology 2) by Leena Likitalo;

The Realms of God (The Shards of Heaven 3) by Michael Livingston;

The Forbidden Heir (Four Arts 2) by M.J. Scott;

and

Communication Failure (Epic Failure Trilogy 2) by Joe Zieja.


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



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

November 5, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Romancing the Werewolf (e) Gail Carriger SP - Supernatural Society Novella 2



November 6, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront Bob Thompson FairyT/FolkT/LM/Occ/Sup - Collection



November 7, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Red Men Matthew de Abaitua SF/CyP/AP/PA/Dys
Nanoshock K C Alexander SF/CyP/GenEng - SINless 2
Valiant Dust Richard Baker SF - Breaker of Empires 1
Black Goat Blues Levi Black F/DF/H - The Mythos War 2
Skitter (h2tp) Ezekiel Boone H - The Hatching Series 2
The Sorcerer's Appendix P. J. Brackston F/SupM - Brothers Grimm Mysteries 4
The Operative (h2mm) Gerald Brandt SF/CyP/AP/PA - San Angeles 2
Places in the Darkness Chris Brookmyre SF
Star Trek: The Book of Lists Chip Carter TV/SF - Star Trek
Steal the Stars Nat Cassidy SF/AC/MTI
Potions and Pastries Bailey Cates PCM - A Magical Bakery Mystery 7
Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories Beth Cato SF/F - Collection
The Rule of Luck Catherine Cerveny SF - A Felicia Sevigny Novel 1
More Human than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity Neil Clarke SF/CyP/GenEng - Anthology
Numenera: The Night Clave Monte Cook
Shanna Germain
SF/GenEng - Numenera 2
Highland Dragon Rebel Isabel Cooper PHR - Dawn of the Highland Dragon 2
Vampire Undone Shannon Curtis PNR
Snow Magic (e) Bianca D'Arc PNR - A Were-Fey Love Story 2
Shadowborn David Dalglish F - Seraphim 3
Deja New MaryJanice Davidson PNR - An Insighter Novel 2
None But Man (ri) Gordon R. Dickson SF
The Spark David Drake SF
Nights of the Dark Moon: Gothic Folktales from Asia and Africa Tutu Dutta FairyT/FolkT/LM/F/P/H/Gothic
Strange Music Alan Dean Foster SF/AC - Adventures of Pip & Flinx 15
Dreamweaver (h2mm) C.S. Friedman UF/CF/F - Dreamwalker 3
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault James Alan Gardner CF/SH
Wolf Hunter: A Shifter Romance (e) Jane Godman PNR - Arctic Brotherhood 5
Wolf Leader: A Shifter Romance (e) Jane Godman PNR - Arctic Brotherhood 6
Childgrave Ken Greenhall H
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (h2tp) Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (h2tp) Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin Boxed Set: The Found and the Lost; The Unreal and the Real (h2tp) Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Witch and the Werewolf Michele Hauf PNR - Decadent Dames 3
Terminal Alliance Jim C. Hines SF/AP/PA - Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 1
The Ship (h2tp) Antonia Honeywell F/CoA/PA
This Book Is Not for You (D) Daniel A. Hoyt LF/MU
The Stealers' War Stephen Hunt F
The End We Start From (D) Megan Hunter LF/Dys
The Stars Are Legion (h2tp) Kameron Hurley SF/SO
Wonders Will Never Cease Robert Irwin HistF
Perfect Gravity Vivien Jackson SFR - Wanted and Wired 2
Down to No Good Earl Javorsky M/Occ/Sup/Th/Noir - Charlie Miner 2
Imaginarium 5: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing Sandra Kasturi (Ed)
Samantha Beiko (Ed)
SpecFic - Anthology 5
Frostwing Richard A. Knaak SF/AP/PA - City of Shadows 2
Pavlov's Dog David Kurman HU/Satire/Absurdist
Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled Travis Langley (Ed)
Lynn S. Zubernis (Ed)
Psychology
The Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade William Ledbetter (Ed) SF - Anthology
Jade City (D - Adult) Fonda Lee F - The Green Bone Saga 1
The Rise of Nagash Mike Lee F - Warhammer Chronicles Omnibus
The Sisters of the Crescent Empress Leena Likitalo HistF/DF - The Waning Moon Duology 2
The Realms of God Michael Livingston HistF/AH - The Shards of Heaven 3
The Ruined House (D) Ruby Namdar
Hillel Halkin (Tr)
LF
The Experience Arcade and Other Stories James Van Pelt SF - Collection
Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers Tim Powers CF - Collection
The Wrong Stars Tim Pratt SF/SO
A Spoonful of Magic Irene Radford UF
Beyond Antares: Dimensional Gates Brandon Rospond (Ed) SF - Beyond Antares Anthology
The Forbidden Heir (e) M.J. Scott Gaslamp/HistF - Four Arts 2
Invaders From Beyond: First Wave Colin Sinclair
Tim Major
Julian Benson
SF/AC
The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes Malachy Tallack History/Historical Geography
Ironclads Adrian Tchaikovsky SF
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun J.R.R. Tolkien F
Gluttony Bay Matt Wallace UF/HU - A Sin du Jour Affair 6
Perfect Shadow Brent Weeks F - Night Angel
Cult of the Warmason C L Werner SF - Genestealer Cults 1
The Keep (e)(ri) F. Paul Wilson SupTh - Adversary Cycle 1
Communication Failure Joe Zieja SF - Epic Failure Trilogy 2



November 8, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Threshold of Eternity John Brunner
Broderick Damiem
SF/SO
The World is Full of Monsters: A Tor.com Original Jeff VanderMeer SF
Deep Magic - First Collection (Ke) Deep Magic Magazine F/SF - Anthology
Every Face a Forgery (e) Paul Witcover
Liz Duffy Adams
HistF - Tremontaine Season 3 #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
Tr - Translator



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
Bio - Biography
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FM - Folklore and Mythology
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - MashUp
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PHR- Paramormal Historical Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
PsySus - Psychological Suspense
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
Ref - Reference
RP - Role Playing
Sc - Science
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors


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


Elizabeth Bonesteel (2016)

Breach of Containment
A Central Corps Novel 3
Harper Voyager, October 17, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 512 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
A reluctant hero must prevent war in space and on Earth in this fast-paced military science fiction thriller from the author of The Cold Between and Remnants of Trust—a page-turning hybrid combining the gritty, high-octane thrills of James S. A. Corey and the sociopolitical drama of Ann Leckie.

Space is full of the unknown . . . most of it ready to kill you.

When hostilities between factions threaten to explode into a shooting war on the moon of Yakutsk, the two major galactic military powers, Central Corps and PSI, send ships to defuse the situation. But when a strange artifact is discovered, events are set in motion that threaten the entire colonized galaxy—including former Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw.

Now an engineer on a commercial shipping vessel, Elena finds herself drawn into the conflict when she picks up the artifact on Yakutsk—and investigation of it uncovers ties to the massive, corrupt corporation Ellis Systems, whom she’s opposed before. Her safety is further compromised by her former ties to Central Corps—Elena can’t separate herself from her past life and her old ship, the CCSS Galileo.

Before Elena can pursue the artifact’s purpose further, disaster strikes: all communication with the First Sector—including Earth—is lost. The reason becomes apparent when news reaches Elena of a battle fleet, intent on destruction, rapidly approaching Earth. And with communications at sublight levels, there is no way to warn the planet in time.

Armed with crucial intel from a shadowy source and the strange artifact, Elena may be the only one who can stop the fleet, and Ellis, and save Earth. But for this mission there will be no second chances—and no return.


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Delilah S. Dawson (2012)

Phasma
Journey to Star War: The Last Jedi
Del Rey, September 1, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Discover Captain Phasma’s mysterious history in this “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” novel.


Ladycastle
     Delilah S. Dawson (Writer)
     Ashley A. Woods (Illustrator)
     Rebecca Farrow (Illustrator)
BOOM! Studios, October 24, 2017
Trade Paperback, 112 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
When the King and all the men of the castle die, it’s time for the women to knight up.

When King Mancastle and his mighty vassals ride off on a crusade, the women left behind are not at all put out—that’s a lot less armor polishing to do. Of course, when the men get themselves eaten by a dragon and leave a curse that attracts monsters to the castle . . . well, the women take umbrage with that.

Now, Merinor, the blacksmith’s wife is King, Princess Aeve is the Captain, and the only remaining (and least capable) knight, Sir Riddick, is tasked with teaching the ladies of the castle how to fight, defend, build, and do all manner of noisy things the men had done while the women assumed they were just drunk.

Novelist Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, As Wicked as She Wants) brings her first original series to the graphic novel world, and is joined by breakthrough illustrator Ashley A. Woods (Niobe: She Is Life) for a rollicking fantasy adventure in Ladycastle





Kameron Hurley (2011)

The Stars Are Legion
Saga Press, November 7, 2017
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Hardcover and eBook, February 7, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. Here in the darkness, a war for control of the Legion has been waged for generations, with no clear resolution.

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say there are her family. She is told she is their salvation, the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan’s new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion’s gravity well to the very belly of the world.


The Broken Heavens
The Worldbreaker Saga 3
Angry Robot, January 2, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 544 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The bloodsoaked concluding volume of Kameron Hurley’s epic fantasy, the Worldbreaker Saga, is unleashed

The Dhai nation has broken apart under the onslaught of the Tai Kao, invaders from a parallel world. With the Dhai in retreat, Kirana, leader of the Tai Kao, establishes a base in Oma’s temple and instructs her astrologers to discover how they can use the ancient holy place to close the way between worlds. With all the connected worlds ravaged by war and Oma failing, only one world can survive. Who will be sacrificed, and what will the desperate people of these worlds do to protect themselves?

File Under: Fantasy


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Cosmic Powers, edited by John Joseph Adams


Next month, Saga Press will publish Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies edited by John Joseph Adams. Check out the Table of Contents below and the gorgeous cover art by Chris Foss.


Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
Saga Press, April 18, 2017
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Cosmic Powers, edited by John Joseph Adams
A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action—and edited by two-time Hugo Award winner John Joseph Adams.

Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors including Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Linda Nagata, Seanan McGuire, Alan Dean Foster, Charlie Jane Anders, Kameron Hurley, and many others.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

The View From Monday - February 6, 2017


Happy first Monday in February!

There are 6 debuts this week:

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly;

Dr. Potter's Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl;

Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek;

The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgia De Maria;

All Our Wrongs Today by Elan Mastai;

and

Zodiac by Sam Wilson.

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


And from formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn;

With Blood Upon the Sand (Song of Shattered Sands 2) ny Bradley P. Beaulieu;

Hungry Ghosts (Eric Carter 3) by Stephen Blackmoore;

Magic of Blood and Sea: The Assassin's Curse; The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke;

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley;

Midnight Curse (Disrupted Magic 1) by Melissa F. Olson;

and

The Damned (The Darkest Hand Trilogy 1) by Tarn Richardson is out in Trade Paperback.


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



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


February 7, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Devil Crept In Ania Ahlborn H
Elisha Mancer E.C. Ambrose HistF/DF/F - Dark Apostle Series 4
With Blood Upon the Sand Bradley P. Beaulieu F/DF/SF - Song of Shattered Sands 2
Marked In Flesh (h2mm) Anne Bishop DF/CF/R/FR -A Novel of the Others 4
Hungry Ghosts Stephen Blackmoore UF/DF/P - Eric Carter 3
Crown of Doom and Light (e) Jayde Brooks CF - Daughter of Gods and Shadows 3
The Clairvoyants Karen Brown Gothic/Th/SupTh/Psy/LF
The Stolen Child Lisa Carey LF
Lucidity David Carnoy Th/Cr
Imprudence (h2tp) Gail Carriger SP - Custard Protocol 2
Magic of Blood and Sea: The Assassin's Curse; The Pirate's Wish Cassandra Rose Clarke F - Omnibus
Space Wolves Ben Counter
Rob Sanders
Steve Lyons
C L Werner
SF - Legends of the Dark Millennium 5
The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades Mark Z. Danielewski LF/SF/F/UF - Familiar 4
Universal Harvester John Darnielle LF/H
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology Ellen Datlow GB - Anthology
Super City Cops - Secret Identities (e) Keith R. A. DeCandido F/SH - S.C.P.D. 3
The Seer Collection: The Choosing / The Calling / The Returning (e) Rachelle Dekker Dys/SFR - Seer
In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume I, 1957-1969 Samuel R. Delany Kenneth R. James (Ed) L - The Journals of Samuel R. Delany
Amberlough (D) Lara Elena Donnelly HistF
The Pilgrims (tp2mm) Will Elliott CF - The Pendulum Trilogy 1
Sudden Death (h2tp) Alvaro Enrigue
Natasha Wimmer
LF/Hist/AH
Retribution Shana Figueroa PNR - Valentine Shepherd 2
Dr. Potter's Medicine Show (D) Eric Scott Fischl F/HistF/SF/SP
The Nightwalker (D- America) Sebastian Fitzek PsyTh
Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman FairyT/FolkT/LM
Caine's Mutiny Charles E. Gannon SF - Caine Riordan 4
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death Kim Harrison UF - The Hollows Prequel
Revisionary (h2mm) Jim C. Hines UF/P/HU - Magic Ex Libris 4
The Stars Are Legion Kameron Hurley SF/SO
Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction Nathaniel Isaacson LC/SF/F - Early Classics of Science Fiction Series
Infernal Devices (ri) K.W. Jeter SP
The Perdition Score (h2tp) Richard Kadrey UF - Sandman Slim 8
Calgar's Siege Paul Kearney SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles
Born of Vengeance Sherrilyn Kenyon SFR/F/CF/SF - The League: Nemesis Rising 10
Born of Legend (h2mm) Sherrilyn Kenyon SFR/F/CF/SF - The League: Nemesis Rising 9
The Macharian Crusade Omnibus William King SF - The Macharian Crusade
King of the Grey Richard A. Knaak SF/AP/PA - City of Shadows 1
Twilight Crossing Susan Krinard PNR - Nightsiders 7
The Execution Channel Ken MacLeod SF/AP/PA/Th
The Twenty Days of Turin (D - English Language) Giorgio De Maria
Ramon Glazov (Tr)
LF
The Burning World Isaac Marion LF/Z - Warm Bodies 2
All Our Wrong Todays (D) Elan Mastai SF/TT/LF/FL
Fleet Renegade Susan R. Matthews SF - Under Jurisdiction 2
Rebecca (ri) Daphne Du Maurier LF/Gothic/R - Everyman's Library
The Lonely Hearts Hotel Heather O'Neill HistF/MR/LF
Midnight Curse Melissa F. Olson UF - Disrupted Magic 1
The Damned (h2tp) Tarn Richardson DF - The Darkest Hand Trilogy 1
Grave Michelle Sagara UF/DF/P - Queen of the Dead 3
Archmage (h2mm) R. A. Salvatore F - Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming 1
Saturn Run (h2mm) John Sandford
Ctein
SF/Sus/Th
A Perfect Machine Brett Savory SF
Frankenstein Mary Shelley SF - Macmillan Collector's Library 115
The One Inside (D) Sam Shepard LF/VisMeta
Autumn Ali Smith LF.VisMeta/CW
The Beauty of Destruction Gavin G. Smith SF
Desperation Road Michael Farris Smith Gothic
Lotus Blue (e) Cat Sparks SF/AP/PA/GenEng
The Black Wolves of Boston Wen Spencer CF
The People's Police Norman Spinrad CF/Occ/Sup
Winter Be My Shield Jo Spurrier F - Children of the Black Sun 1
Kill Before Dying Travis S. Taylor SF - Tau Ceti Agenda 5
NK3 Michael Tolkin LF.SF/AP/PA/Satire
Infinite Chaos (e) William Vitka Occ/Sup/M - Madness Reports 2
Idle Ingredients Matt Wallace UF/HU - A Sin du Jour Affair 4
Hard to Handle: A Beauty and Beast Novel Christine Warren PNR/P/Gothic - Gargoyles Series 5
The Great Martian War: Breakthrough Scott Washburn SP - Great Martian Invasion 2
Zodiac (D) Sam Wilson Th



February 8, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Old Dispensation: A Tor.com Original Lavie Tidhar SF/SO



February 9, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Bear and the Serpent (e) Adrian Tchaikovsky F - Echoes of the Fall 2



February 10, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fire. Elizabeth Hand Outspoken Authors - Collection



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghosts
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
Vis - Visionary


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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16


This is the sixteenth 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.



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



Kameron Hurley (2011)

Empire Ascendant
Worldbreaker Saga 2
Angry Robot, November 1, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
Trade Paperback and eBook, October 6, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide…

Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.

Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable –magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.

But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?

In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.

File Under: Fantasy


The Stars Are Legion
Saga Press, February 7, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Set within a system of decaying world-ships travelling through deep space, this breakout novel of epic science fiction follows a pair of sisters who must wrest control of their war-torn legion of worlds—and may have to destroy everything they know in order to survive.

On the outer rim of the universe, a galactic war has been waged for centuries upon hundreds of world-ships. But these worlds will continue to die through decay and constant war unless a desperate plan succeeds.

Anat, leader of the Katazyrna world-ship and the most fearsome raiding force on the Outer Rim, wants peace. To do so she offers the hand of her daughter, Jayd, to her rival. Jayd has dreamed about leading her mother’s armies to victory her whole life—but she has a unique ability, and that makes her leverage, not a leader. As Anat convinces her to spend the rest of her life wed to her family’s greatest enemy, it is up to Jayd’s sister Zan—with no stomach for war—to lead the cast off warriors she has banded together to victory and rescue Jayd. But the war does not go at all as planned…

In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about familial love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre’s most imaginative new writers.





Amy Impellizzeri (2014)

Secrets of Worry Dolls
Wyatt-MacKenzie, December 1, 2016
Trade Paperback, 284 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the Worry Dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you—therefore, it follows that Worry Dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets . . .

On the eve of the end of the world—according to the Mayan calendar—Mari Guarez Roselli’s secrets are being unraveled by her daughter, Lu.

Lu’s worry dolls are at-capacity as she tries to outrun the ghosts from her past—including loved ones stolen on 9/11—by traveling through her mother’s homeland of Guatemala, to discover the painful reasons behind her own dysfunctional childhood, and why she must trust in the magic of the legend.





Emmi Itäranta (2014)

The Weaver
Harper Voyager, November 1, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
The author of the critically acclaimed Memory of Water returns with this literary ecological tale in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin and Sheri S. Tepper, in which an innocent young woman becomes entangled in a web of ancient secrets and deadly lies that lie at the dark center of her prosperous island world.

Eliana is a model citizen of the island, a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs. She also harbors a dangerous secret—she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive council of elders. No one talks about the dreamers, the undesirables ostracized from society.

But the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house. Robbed of speech by her attackers, the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm: Eliana. Why does this mysterious girl bear her name? What links her to the weaver—and could she hold Eliana’s fate in her hand?

As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn’t understand, the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble, revealing a deep and ancient corruption. Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets, Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her. To save herself and those she loves, she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness: her dreams.





Eowyn Ivey (2012)

To the Bright Edge of the World
Little, Brown and Company, August 2, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him.

The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives.

Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder?

The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever.





Benedict Jacka (2012)

Bound 
An Alex Verus Novel 8
Ace, April 4, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Mage Alex Verus is caught between a rock and a hard place in the eighth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Burned.

Right now I wasn’t seeing Richard as the teacher out of my nightmares, he was just another Dark mage, and I looked into the future to see what would happen if I turned that knife on him instead…

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He’s been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, he’s forced to bring the Light mage Anne into this servitude as well.

After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never thought his life would be spared—and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out…

The View from Monday on Tuesday! - May 31, 2016


Happy Tuesday! Here are today's releases. Look for the full June release list tomorrow.

Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors are highlighted in green


There is one debut today - Devour by Kurt Anderson.

The View from Monday on Tuesday! - May 31, 2016


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The World Weavers (Desert Rising 3) by Kelley Grant;

Zero World (h2mm) by Jason M. Hough is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley;

The Dirt on the Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson 9) by Darynda Jones is out in Mass Market Paperback

The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War 2) by Mark Lawrence is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Lazarus War: Legion (The Lazarus War 2) by Jamie Sawyer;

and

Zer0es by Chuck Wendig is out in Mass Market Paperback.


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May 31, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Devour (D) Kurt Anderson Th
The Aftermath Ben Bova SF - Asteroid Wars 4
Penric's Demon Lois McMaster Bujold F - World of Five Gods 3.5
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man (h2mm) W. Bruce Cameron Hu/M - Ruddy McCann 1
The Forgotten Room (h2mm) Lincoln Child SupTh/TechTh - Dr. Jeremy Logan 4
Virtues of War (tp2mm) Bennett R. Coles SF - Virtues of War 1
Dancer's Lament Ian C. Esslemont F - Path to Ascendancy 1
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (ri) Diana Gabaldon HistF/TT/R - Outlander 8
The World Weavers Kelley Grant F - Desert Rising 3
Extinction Biome: Invasion Addison Gunn SF - Extinction Biome
The Angel Wore Fangs Sandra Hill PNR - Deadly Angels 7
Beauty & the Beast: Fire at Sea Nancy Holder PNR /F - Beauty & the Beast 3
Zero World (h2mm) Jason M. Hough SF/Th
The Geek Feminist Revolution Kameron Hurley SocSci/Feminism
Blood Lust Alexandra Ivy PNR - The Sentinels 3
The Dirt on Ninth Grave (h2mm) Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 9
The Devouring God (e) James Kendley PTh - Tohru Takuda 2
Born of Betrayal (h2mm) Sherrilyn Kenyon FR - The League: Nemesis Rising 8
Insomnia (ri) Stephen King SupTh
Christine (ri) Stephen King SupTh
Force and Motion Jeffrey Lang SF - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The Shadow Of Tyr Glenda Larke F - Mirage Makers 2
The Liar's Key (h2mm) Mark Lawrence F - The Red Queen's War 2
Ghost Road Blues (ri) Jonathan Maberry H/Th - A Pine Deep Novel 1
The Joe Ledger Series, Thus Far (e) Jonathan Maberry H/Th - Joe Ledger
Freedom of the Mask Robert McCammon HistTh - Matthew Corbett 6
The Dinosaur Lords (h2tp) Victor Milán F - The Dinosaur Lords 1
Leviathan's Blood Ben Peek F - Children Trilogy 2
A Shadow in the Deep (e) Anthony Pryor DF - The Shepherd 3
Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek Manu Saadia SocSci/Economics
The Lazarus War: Legion Jamie Sawyer SF - The Lazarus War 2
The End of All Things (h2mm) John Scalzi SF - Old Man's War 6
Vicky Peterwald: Rebel Mike Shepherd SF - A Vicky Peterwald Novel 3
The Darkest Torment Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld 12
Zeroes (h2mm) Chuck Wendig SF/CyberP
The Thief's Daughter Jeff Wheeler HistF - The Kingfountain Series 2
The Iron Jackal (tp2mm) Chris Wooding SP - Tale of  Ketty Jay 3



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


AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CyberP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghost
GO - Gothic
GoR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
PTh - Paranormal Thriller
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SP - Steampunk
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechnoTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
V - Visionary

Note: not all of these genres are represented in the above releases. 

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 44


This is the forty-fourth 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 a cover that has recently been revealed (by the author, publisher, etc.).


Check out an interview with Kameron Hurley and an excerpt from The Stars are Legion at i09.com. I am really, really looking forward to this novel!



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Kameron Hurley (2011)

The Stars Are Legion
Saga Press, October 4, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages
[Exclusive First Look at i09.com]

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 44
Set within a system of decaying world-ships travelling through deep space, this breakout novel of epic science fiction follows a pair of sisters who must wrest control of their war-torn legion of worlds—and may have to destroy everything they know in order to survive.

On the outer rim of the universe, a galactic war has been waged for centuries upon hundreds of world-ships. But these worlds will continue to die through decay and constant war unless a desperate plan succeeds.

Anat, leader of the Katazyrna world-ship and the most fearsome raiding force on the Outer Rim, wants peace. To do so she offers the hand of her daughter, Jayd, to her rival. Jayd has dreamed about leading her mother’s armies to victory her whole life—but she has a unique ability, and that makes her leverage, not a leader. As Anat convinces her to spend the rest of her life wed to her family’s greatest enemy, it is up to Jayd’s sister Zan—with no stomach for war—to lead the cast off warriors she has banded together to victory and rescue Jayd. But the war does not go at all as planned…

In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about familial love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre’s most imaginative new writers.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4


This is the fourth 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.

Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.



Sara Humphreys (2011)

Brave the Heart
The McGuire Brothers 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 1, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The only fire he can't put out...
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent.

Is the torch he carries for her...
Jordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems.


The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire
Dead in the City 4
Sourcebooks Casablanca, January 5, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Book 4 of the Dead in the City series

Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires…

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux—the most badass punk rock chick in town—the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body...
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake—the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.




Kameron Hurley (2011)

The Corpse Archives
May 6, 2015
eBook, 30 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In this short story, a young person tossed into a work camp and categorized as an "imperfect text" becomes an archivist in charge of a historical library etched on human bodies.


Elephants and Corpes: A Tor.com Origional
Tor Books, May 13, 2015
eBook, 25 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The corpse-jumping body mercenary Nev is used to filling other people's shoes. When his assistant Tera recognizes the most recent waterlogged cadaver they bought off the street, though, he finds that his new body is carrying more trouble than he bargained for.


Empire Ascendant
Worldbreaker Saga 2
Angry Robot, October 6, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide…

Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.

Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable – magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.

But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?

In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.

File Under: Fantasy [ Empire on Fire | Duplicates at War | The Royal Exchange | All Will Fall ]


The Geek Feminist Revolution
Tor Books, May 31, 2016
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 272 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley.

The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume.

Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and others on the rise of women in genre, her passion for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing.


Note:  The Stars are Legion, a standalone space opera, is planned for Fall 2016 by Saga Press.




John Hornor Jacobs (2011)

The Incorruptibles
Incorruptibles 1
Gollancz, October 1, 2015
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
eBook, August 14, 2014

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders into their territory. The mercenaries know this is dangerous, deadly work. But it is what they do.

In the boat the drunk governor of the territories and his sons and daughters make merry. They believe that their status makes them untouchable. They are wrong. And with them is a mysterious, beautiful young woman, who is the key to peace between warring nations and survival for the Empire. When a callow mercenary saves the life of the Governor on an ill-fated hunting party, the two groups are thrown together.

For Fisk and Shoe - two tough, honourable mercenaries surrounded by corruption, who know they can always and only rely on each other - their young companion appears to be playing with fire. The nobles have the power, and crossing them is always risky.

And although love is a wonderful thing, sometimes the best decision is to walk away. Because no matter how untouchable or deadly you may be, the stretchers have other plans.


Foreign Devils
Incorruptibles 2
Gollancz, September 17, 2015
eBook, 480 pages
Trade Paperback, May 3, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The world is on the brink of war.

Fisk and Shoe - mercenaries, very much not wanting to get caught in the middle of a political whirlwind - must deliver a very important message, and find a very dangerous man. They have caught the eye of the powerful men of the world, and now the stakes are higher than they like.

And the Emperor has decreed that Livia Cornelius, pregnant with Fisk's child, must travel to the far lands of the Autumn Lords on a diplomatic mission. It will mean crossing half the world, and facing new dangers. And in the end, she will uncover the shocking truth at the heart of the Autumn Lords' Empire.

A truth which will make the petty politics of war and peace unimportant, and will change the world.




Hannah Jayne (2011)

The Escape
Sourcebooks Fire, July 7, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 256 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out….

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher—disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still-missing Adam.…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear: No one can escape the truth.


On the Hunt
   with Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti and Dianne Duvall
Zebra, August 25, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Four of today’s most intriguing paranormal authors entice readers deep into the shadows, where vampires, immortals, and other supernatural creatures heat up the night...

On The Hunt by Alexandra Ivy
Mika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a Sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group not only threatens life as they know it—but any chance of their being together again...

Scorpius Rising by Rebecca Zanetti

With a deadly disease spreading like wildfire across the country, microbiologist Nora Medina needs to focus all her energy on stopping the pandemic. Playing with dynamite—in the form of her way-too-hot ex—is the last thing she should be doing. ​But forced to work with Deacan McDougall against unexpected enemies with the seconds ticking by, she knows the explosion is coming...

Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall

Immortal Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.

Stake Out by Hannah Jayne

Vampire fashion designer Nina LaShay has a lot on her plate—just two days until fashion week and the model who was flirting with her photographer boyfriend is now a corpse in her studio. But when dead turns into undead and dangerous, Nina must find out who’s responsible…before the beautiful baby vamp takes too many bites out of the Big Apple.




Darynda Jones (2011)

Eighth Grave After Dark
Charley Davidson 8
St. Martin's Paperbacks, October 6, 2015
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 19, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of my life
is to serve as a cautionary tale to others.
-T-shirt

Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they've made Charley their target. And so she takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. Of course, if hellhounds aren't enough, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent.

Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley's tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full...but also tied.


Brighter Than the Sun
A Reyes Alexander Farrow Story
St. Martin's Press, October 6, 2015
eBook, 85 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...

Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him.


The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Charley Davidson 9
St. Martin's Press, January 5, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages
Mass Market Paperback, May 31, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In a small village in New York Charley Davidson is living as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her-even from her new and trusted friends-the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.


The Curse of the Tenth Grave
Charley Davidson 10
St. Martin's Press, June 28, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers?

Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well...


We (Heart) the Holidays
   Many Authors
Bemis Promotions, October 18, 2015
eBook, 83 pages
[free eBook]

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
We romance authors love our readers, and this humble holiday cookbook--in which we share a few stories and recipes we genuinely use during the holidays--is a small, heartfelt token of our tremendous appreciation for you. Thank you from the bottom of our collective heart for loving romance. Thank you for being the best readers on the planet. Thank you for believing that reaching out and telling someone you love them matters. May we all change the world for the better in our own little way this holiday season, even if it's through making a cookie from this cookbook and sharing it with a friend, a neighbor, your children, or a stranger. XOXO from the We (Heart) the Holidays cookbook gang.

Review: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley


The Mirror Empire
Author:  Kameron Hurley
Series:   Worldbreaker Saga 1
Publisher:  Angry Robot Books, August 26, 2014 (US/Canada print/digital)
     September 4, 2014 (UK print):
Format: Trade Paperback and eBook, 544 pages
List Price: $14.99 (print)
ISBN: 9780857665560 (print)
Review Copy: Reviewer’s Own

Review: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
From the award-winning author of God’s War comes a stunning new series…
 
On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself.

In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin. As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war, a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father’s people or loyalty to her alien Empress.

Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself.

In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish.

File Under: Fantasy


Brandon's Review

The Mirror Empire is the first novel in the Wordlbreaker Saga by Kameron Hurley. What happens in a society shaped by the powers granted by the moons in the sky when a moon not seen for 2,000 years begins to wax again in the sky? The story follows a young girl as she searches for a role to fill and her missing mother as well as the Kai of the Dhai people who have been oppressed for generations as they try to cope with the sudden upheavals. Through political intrigue, assassination, and shifting alliances the story tackles a number of dark human struggles through the play of aliens and foreign cultural narratives.

I was first introduced to Hurley’s work through her Bel Dame Apocrypha trilogy. I have been hooked on her writing since. My partner argues against the rise of the grimdark fantasy as something that is overblown and often needlessly depressing, but I think it is writers like Hurley who remind me why I enjoy it.

In The Mirror Empire, Hurley continues to impress with her world building and ability to create social and magical systems that are reminiscent of other works in the genre, but still uniquely her own. This work is definitely more epic in scope at 544 pages than the physically lighter Bel Dame Apocrypha series. The extra space is welcome to be able to explore the growth of several characters and the slow reveal of the scope of the story, but as with many epics that means the story often wanders and the tight story structure I am used to from this author was not as present here.

My real struggle, and I am a huge epic fantasy nut, is in keeping track of which character I am following at any given time and how their storyline fits into the big picture. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone by giving away too much on the front end. Suffice to say it was not an insurmountable barrier and perhaps if I read at a more human pace I wouldn’t have gotten confused.

If you’re interested in reading about female centered cultures with gender fluid characters and polyandry galore then I think you’re in for quite a ride with the Worldbreaker Saga. Look for The Empire Ascendant: Worldbreaker Saga 2 in October 2015.




Please take a moment to welcome our newest Reviewer, Brandon! You can read all about him on the About Us page.

Melanie's Week in Review - September 28, 2014



Melanie's Week in Review - September 28, 2014


The time has come again where my book reading high has crash landed. I am very sad to say I only read 1 book this week *sob*. I tried to squeeze another book in but it just wasn't meant to be. Sorry folks. So what did I read?

Melanie's Week in Review - September 28, 2014
The hubinator was asking me about Hugh Howey's new book Sand and it got me thinking that I hadn't yet finished the Wool trilogy. I have been trying over the last few months to clear out some books from my TBR that I have had for a while. I kind of felt bad that I had left this final book sit there for soo long as I really enjoyed the first two. In this instalment we learn the fate of silos 1, 17 and 18 after Jules' return from the outside. She is struggling with her new role as the mayor and trying to live up to the promises she made to Solo and the children of silo 17. Having found a digger they tunnel their way through to rescue her new friends but the reunion did not lead to the outcome she was expecting. Back over in silo 1 Donny and his sister learn more about what has been happening to the other silos and Thurman's nefarious plans. There are more twists and turns to this story than most roller coasters.

I thought Dust was a fitting and well planned ending to the Silo series. It also felt a lot shorter and didn't take me as long to read as the other two in the series. I did think the reason for humanity being almost wiped out a tiny bit hard to follow. I interpreted it that Thurman and his cronies just decided to kill everyone and let a computer decide the fate of anyone who remained in the silos on a whim.....or because the middle East would have gotten there first. Did I miss something?  That seemed like a lot of effort in order to only have so few survive. I also enjoyed how Jules was written. She was flawed and she knew it but was trying to do the right thing even when it lead to some disastrous results.  Overall, this is a great series and I urge you to read it. I would suggest that you leave a gap in between books as I do believe you need some time to digest in between books.

Melanie's Week in Review - September 28, 2014
I also re-started Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley. I got the e-ARC from NetGalley some time ago and tried to read it but couldn't engage with it. I really enjoyed her Bel Dame Apocrypha series which drew me in from the first few pages but I haven't found this series as accessible. I decided to give it another chance and while I have started to gather pace I am finding it isn't a quick read. Hopefully by next week I will be able to say that I finished it and let you know what I think.

That it is for me this week. Wish me luck that next week is more fruitful in the book completion department but until then Happy Reading.
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