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The View From Monday... on Tuesday - September 8, 2020


Happy Tuesday!

There are 5 debuts this week:

The Sentient by Nadia Afifi;

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks;

Architects of Memory (The Memory War 1) by Karen Osborne;

The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier;

and

The Bone Shard Daughter (Drowning Empire 1) by Andrea Stewart.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Mythos War Trilogy: Red Right Hand, Black Goat Blues, Death Goddess Dance by Levi Black (eBook Bundle);

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding is out in Trade Paperback;

Cypher (The Violet Wars 2) by Rich Larson;

Prime Deceptions (Chilling Effect 2) by Valerie Valdes;

and

Shadows in Summerland by Adrian Van Young.

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



The View From Monday... on Tuesday - September 8, 2020



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

September 8, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Apocalypse Yesterday Brock Adams SF/AP/PA/Dys/Occ/Sup
The Sentient (D) Nadia Afifi SF/GenEng - Fiction Without Frontiers
Second Chance Angel Griffin Barber
Kacey Ezell
SF - Last Stop Station 1
The Mythos War Trilogy: Red Right Hand, Black Goat Blues, Death Goddess Dance (e) Levi Black DF/H - The Mythos War
Checked Out for Murder Allison Brook PCM - A Haunted Library Mystery 4
Sunspot Jungle: Volume Two: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction Bill Campbell (Ed) SF/F/H - Anthology
Divergence C. J. Cherryh SF/AC/SO/SE - Foreigner Universe 21
Little Darlings (h2tp) Melanie Golding SupTh/FairyT/FolkT/LM/PP
Afterlife Crisis Randal Graham F/HU/SF - The Beforelife Stories 2
Master of Poisons Andrea Hairston F
Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire (D) Dan Hanks F/HistF
The Ghost Tree Christina Henry H/DF/HistF
Full Throttle: Stories (h2tp) Joe Hill SS
Sanctuary V. V. James Cr/Occ/Sup/SupTh/CW/STR
The Raven Jonathan Janz H - Fiction Without Frontiers
It Will Just Be Us Jo Kaplan H/SupTh
Cypher Rich Larson SF/AC/AP/PA - Violet Wars 2
Supernova Era (h2tp) Cixin Liu
Joel Martinsen (Tr)
SF/HSF
Architects of Memory (D) Karen Osborne SF/SO/AC - The Memory War 1
The Invention of Sound Chuck Palahniuk H/Occ/Sup/LF/Cr/Noir
The Phlebotomist (D) Chris Panatier SF/AP/PA/DF
Misfits Hunter Shea H - Fiction Without Frontiers
The Bone Shard Daughter (D) Andrea Stewart F/HistF - Drowning Empire 1
The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 1: The Saga Anthology of Science Fiction 2020 Jonathan Strahan SF - Anthology
Ghost Story (ri) Peter Straub H/Sus/LF
Fearless Allen Stroud SF - Fiction Without Frontiers
Prime Deceptions Valerie Valdes SF/SO - Chilling Effect 2
Shadows in Summerland (ri) Adrian Van Young Occ/HistTh/SupTh
A Snake Lies Waiting: The Definitive Edition Jin Yong
Anna Holmwood (Tr)
F/HistF - Legends of the Condor Heroes 3



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



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

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

The View From Monday - July 29, 2019


Happy Monday!

There are no debuts this week. From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Iron Gods (Spin Trilogy 2) by Andrew Bannister;

Death Goddess Dance (The Mythos War 3) by Levi Black;

Dark Age (Red Rising 5) by Pierce Brown;

and

The Spider (Under the Northern Sky 2) by Leo Carew.

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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.

July 30, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Uncharted (h2mm) Kevin J. Anderson
Sarah A. Hoyt
Hist F - Arcane America
Iron Gods Andrew Bannister SF/SO/HSF -  Spin Trilogy 2
Mage Against the Machine (h2tp) Shaun Barger SF
Death Goddess Dance Levi Black DF/H - The Mythos War 3
The Toynbee Convector (ri) Ray Bradbury SF
Dark Age Pierce Brown SF/Dys - Red Rising 5
Rotherweird Andrew Caldecott HistF/P - Rotherweird 1
The Spider Leo Carew F - Under the Northern Sky 2
Brave the Tempest Karen Chance UF - Cassie Palmer 9
Alien: Isolation Keith R.A. DeCandido SF/AC/MTI
Halo: Silent Storm: A Master Chief Story (h2tp) Troy Denning SF - HALO 24
Worlds 2 (tp2mm) Eric Flint SF - Collection
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (h2tp) Hank Green CoA/SF/CF
An Easy Death (h2mm) Charlaine Harris DF - Gunnie Rose 1
The Book Charmer Karen Hawkins CW
Dune: The Battle of Corrin (ri) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF/SO - Legends of Dune 3
Stygian (h2mm) Sherrilyn Kenyon FR/P/UF - Dark-Hunter22
The Edge Tim Lebbon DF/CF/H - Relics 3
And Then There Were Dragons Alcy Leyva Occ/HU - Shades of Hell
Dragon's Code (h2mm) Gigi McCaffrey SF/F - The Dragonriders of Pern
Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War John Jackson Miller SF - Star Trek: Discovery
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (h2tp) Alec Nevala-Lee Biography
The Hound of Justice Claire O'Dell Dys - Janet Watson Chronicles 2
Tide of Battle (tp2mm) Michael Z. Williamson SF
Mrs. Morris and the Ghost Traci Wilton PCM - A Salem B&B Mystery 1
The Ember Blade Chris Wooding F - Darkwater Legacy 1
Ascent to Godhood JY Yang F - The Tensorate 4



July 31, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Flowers of Vashnoi Lois McMaster Bujold SF - Vorkosigan Saga
Atmosphæra Incognita Neal Stephenson SF



August 1, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Drive-Thru Crematorium Jon Bassoff H
Till Sudden Death Do Us Part Simon R. Green SupTh/SupM - Ishmael Jones Mystery 7
Skinwrapper (Ke) Stephen Kozeniewski SF
Grandghost: A haunted house mystery Nancy Springer GH/M



August 2, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The October Boys (Ke) Adam Millard H



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



AA - Action and Adventure
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Eng - Engineering
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
GothicR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
Ke - Kindle eBook
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
ST+R - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
Tech - Technology
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
WS - Women Sleuths

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.



The View From Monday - November 6, 2017



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 - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


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


Levi Black (J.R. Tuck) (2012)

Black Goat Blues
The Mythos War 2
Tor Books, November 7, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Levi Black delivers in Black Goat Blues, the Lovecraft-inspired sequel to the dark fantasy Red Right Hand, which Jonathan Maberry calls "A perfect blend of old-school horror and modern storytelling sorcery."

In Red Right Hand, Charlie Tristan Moore was thrust into a nightmarish world of lurking Lovecraftian horrors when The Man In Black, a diabolical Elder God, chose her as his unwilling Acolyte. Discovering her own power, Charlie ultimately defied The Man In Black, but at a cost.

Now armed with a magic coat made from the skin of a flayed angel, Charlie is out to destroy The Man In Black and save her boyfriend Daniel—and she doesn’t care how many bloodthirsty gods and monsters get in her way...





Lara Elena Donnelly (2017)

Amberlough
Amberlough Dossier 1
Tor Books, February 13, 2018
Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Hardcover and eBook, February 7, 2017

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city in Lara Elena Donnelly’s glam spy thriller debut


“Exploring the roots of hatred, nationalism, and fascism, while at the same time celebrating the diversity, love, romance, fashion, and joy the world is capable of producing.” —Bookriot

Introducing…

The Smuggler: By day, Aristide Makricosta is the emcee for Amberlough City’s top nightclub. By night, he moves drugs and refugees under the noses of crooked cops.

The Spy: Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, but after a disastrous mission abroad, he makes a dangerous choice to protect himself…and hopefully Aristide too.

The Dancer: Streetwise Cordelia Lehane, burlesque performer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, could be the key to Cyril’s plans—if she can be trusted.

As the twinkling marquees lights yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means — and people — necessary. Including each other.

“James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.” —Holly Black

“Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world.” —Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award

“Astonishing first novel!” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner





Eowyn Ivey (2012)

To the Bright Edge of the World
Back Bay Books, August 29, 2017
Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Hardcover and eBook, August 2, 2016

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
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.

The View From Monday - July 24, 2017


Happy Monday!

There are 5 debuts this week:

The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein

The Five Daughters of the Moon (The Waning Moon Duology 1) by Leena Likitalo;

Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed;

Strange Practice (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel 1) by Vivian Shaw;

and

Talon of God by Wesley Snipes and Ray Norman.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Nod by Adrian Barnes is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Red Right Hand (The Mythos War 1) by Levi Black is out in Trade Paperback;

The Wilding Sisters by Eve Chase;

Killing Is My Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries 2) by Adam Christopher;

Time Siege (Time Salvager 2) by Wesley Chu is out in Trade Paperback;

Sovereign (Nemesis 2) by April Daniels;

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts 1) by Vic James is out in Trade Paperback;

Raid (Wastelanders 2) by K.S. Merbeth;

and

Blood Gamble (Disrupted Magic 2) by Melissa F. Olson.

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



The View From Monday - July 24, 2017



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

July 24, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Betrayed by Blood (e) Beth Dranoff PNR - Mark of the Moon 2
Accidental Sire (e) Molly Harper PNR - Half-Moon Hollow 14



July 25, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Wildfire Ilona Andrews PNR - Hidden Legacy 3
The Unholy Consult R. Scott Bakker F - Aspect-Emperor 4
Nod (tp2mm) Adrian Barnes Dys/LF/SF/AP/PA
Red Right Hand (h2tp) Levi Black DF/H - The Mythos War 1
Tomorrow War: Serpent Road J. L. Bourne TechTh - The Chronicles of Max 2
The Wilding Sisters Eve Chase CW/CoA/FL
Killing Is My Business Adam Christopher SF/Noir/PI - Ray Electromatic Mysteries 2
Time Siege (h2tp) Wesley Chu SF/TT - Time Salvager 2
Glory Imperialis: An Astra Militarum Omnibus Mark Clapham
Andy Hoare
Richard Williams
SF - Astra Militarum
The Dream Keeper's Daughter Emily Colin R/TT/F/HistF
Sovereign April Daniels SH - Nemesis 2
Death's Bright Day (h2mm) David Drake SF - RCN 11
Dark Carousel (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 30
Dark Screams: Volume Seven (e) Brian James Freeman (Ed)
Richard Chizmar (Ed)
H - Dark Screams Anthology
Resurrection John French SF - The Horusian Wars 1
Battlefront II: Inferno Squad Christie Golden SF/MTI - Star Wars
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: The Official Movie Novelization Christie Golden SF/MTI
Dark Rites Heather Graham PNR/SupTh - Krewe of Hunters 22
The Fifth Doll Charlie N. Holmberg HistF
Gilded Cage (h2tp) Vic James F/Dys/SF - Dark Gifts 1
Assassin's Price L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - The Imager Portfolio 11
The Punch Escrow (D) Tal M. Klein SF/TechTh
The Five Daughters of the Moon (D) Leena Likitalo HistF/DF - The Waning Moon Duology 1
Red Tithe Robbie MacNiven SF - Carcharodons 1
Bone White Ronald Malfi H/GH/Th
Gather the Daughters (D) Jennie Melamed LF
Raid K.S. Merbeth SF/AP/PA - Wastelanders 2
Blood Gamble Melissa F. Olson UF - Disrupted Magic 2
Copper Veins Jennifer Allis Provost Dys/FR - Copper Legacy 3
Strange Practice (D) Vivian Shaw CF - A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel 1
Extinction Age Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/AP/PA - The Extinction Cycle 3
Talon of God (D) Wesley Snipes
Ray Norman
UF
Age of Swords Michael J. Sullivan F - The Legends of the First Empire 2
After the Downfall Harry Turtledove AH



July 26, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
These Deathless Bones: A Tor.com Original (e) Cassandra Khaw H
Hounds of the Underworld Dan Rabarts
Lee Murray
M/Noir/H - Path of Ra 1



July 27, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
She-wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves (ri) Hannah Priest LC/SF/F
The Leper House (e) Andrew Taylor GO
Broken Voices (e) Andrew Taylor GO
The Scratch (e) Andrew Taylor GO



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


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

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50


This is the fiftieth in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published or to be 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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Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 48 here
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




Levi Black (J.R. Tuck) (2012)

Red Right Hand
The Mythos War 1
Tor Books, July 25, 2017
Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Hardcover and eBook, July 26, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
Red Right Hand is the first book in the fantastically creepy Mythos War series by Levi Black.

Charlie Tristan Moore isn’t a hero. She’s a survivor. Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just as hope seems lost, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to possess a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his grisly red right hand.

But her rescue comes at a cost. The Man in Black, a diabolical Elder God, demands she become his Acolyte and embrace a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her friend and possible love, Daniel, in thrall as a hostage. Now she must join The Man in Black in his crusade to track down and destroy his fellow Elder Gods, supposedly to save humanity from being devoured for all eternity.

But is The Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils–or a menace far more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she’s battling in his name?

Books of the Mythos War
Red Right Hand
Black Goat Blues





Sara Humphreys (2011)

Undiscovered
Amoveo Rising 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 7, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
"Darkly sensual, rich with emotion, a wild unsettling ride."—Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author

He’s the man of her dreams

A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she’s the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who—and what—she really is?

She’s the end to his nightmare

Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a “human divining rod” and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition…

“Humphreys’ stories get better with each book!” —RT Book Reviews Top Pick for Unclaimed 4½ Stars

“Bewitching, haunting and deliciously carnal.” —Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick for Unclaimed





Stephen P. Kiernan (2013)

The Baker's Secret
William Morrow, May 2, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II—a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.

On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded her country.

Only twenty-two, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at thirteen, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

In the years that her sleepy coastal village has suffered under the enemy, Emma has silently, stealthily fought back. Each day, she receives an extra ration of flour to bake a dozen baguettes for the occupying troops. And each day, she mixes that precious flour with ground straw to create enough dough for two extra loaves—contraband bread she shares with the hungry villagers. Under the cold, watchful eyes of armed soldiers, she builds a clandestine network of barter and trade that she and the villagers use to thwart their occupiers.

But her gift to the village is more than these few crusty loaves. Emma gives the people a taste of hope—the faith that one day the Allies will arrive to save them.





Joe Zieja (2016)

Communication Failure
Epic Failure 2
Saga Press, September 19, 2017
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
In this sequel to Mechanical Failure, a threat of a neighboring human-inhabited system forces Captain Rogers to declare war, and the math-happy Thelicosan fleet offers an ultimatum: surrender Rogers, or everyone dies.

Captain Rogers has suddenly become the Admiral of the 331st Meridan fleet, but spies aboard his ship are giving information to the rival Thelicosan command. They believe that they have finally found someone to fulfill the Thelicosan’s destiny—and are willing to break a two hundred year peace agreement for it.

Now, the 331st must stop the invasion of a strong and determined enemy, while re-learning how to use half the equipment they have, since almost no one has fired a weapon in those two hundred years. War can be hell, especially when no one knows what is going on.

Red Right Hand Blog Tour - Guest Blog by Levi Black


Please welcome Levi Black to The Qwillery as part of the Red Right Hand Blog Tour!



Red Right Hand Blog Tour - Guest Blog by Levi Black




        When I was forming the ideas that would become RED RIGHT HAND I wanted to write an urban fantasy using something new to the genre. I wanted to try my hand at something that had mostly been relegated to the pure horror side of things. I wanted to play in Lovecraft's mythos.

        Now, I know Lovecraft is problematic but his mythos endures, inspiring hundreds of authors with the concepts in it. Truthfully, as much as I love the mythos, I do not care for Lovecraft's actual writings. I find my inspiration far more from the writers he allowed to access and use the mythos to their own ends.

        Mostly I dig on Robert E. Howard.

        Once I came up with the concept of a Lovecraftian urban fantasy I ran into a problem.

        The elder gods don't give a damn about humanity.

        The horror cosmic in these stories revolves around the concept that these beings are so alien to us that they do not care about us at all. We are nothing to them. Inconsequential.

        Well, that works for horror, but not for urban fantasy.

        In urban fantasy you have humans, or near enough to human, interacting with the monsters. So enter our main character, Charlie.

        Charlie is a survivor.

        Not a heroine.

        A survivor.

        When the chaos god Nyarlathotep enters her life she has already survived trauma, a terrible thing that happened to her when she was very young. She is finally on the other side of it as much as she can be, functioning in the world, even beginning to thrive, when he sweeps in and recruits her into his service, using a magick she didn't know she had to find his kin as they try to squeeze themselves into our reality.

        He thinks because of her past that she will be malleable, easily broken and used for his designs.

        Sometimes the gods are foolish.

        With Charlie I tried to pour in all the love and admiration I have for the dozens of women I've known throughout my life who are just like her. They may have suffered trauma and hurt and pain but they are strong and courageous and they fight their personal chaos gods every day.





Red Right Hand
Tor Books, July 26, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

Red Right Hand Blog Tour - Guest Blog by Levi Black
Charlie Tristan Moore isn’t a hero. She’s a survivor. Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just as hope seems lost, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to possess a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his grisly red right hand.

But her rescue comes at a cost. The Man in Black, a diabolical Elder God, demands she become his Acolyte and embrace a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her friend and possible love, Daniel, in thrall as a hostage. Now she must join The Man in Black in his crusade to track down and destroy his fellow Elder Gods, supposedly to save humanity from being devoured for all eternity.

But is The Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils–or a menace far more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she’s battling in his name?

"Red Right Hand is a perfect blend of old-school horror and modern storytelling sorcery. Levi Black is absolutely riveting!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Predator One



Qwill's Thoughts

Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos and the Man in Black, enters Charlie Tristan Moore's life and does what he does best - upends everything and creates a lot of chaos. Charlie is living with the pain and suffering caused by events that become all too clear over the course of the novel. (Trigger Warning: sexual abuse and rape.) Charlie is trying to survive - therapy, many martial arts, etc. - as she still tries to cope with what had happened years ago. The last thing she needs is Nyarlathotep and his requirements of her. He makes her his Acolyte and awakens the magic within her so that she may guide him to other gods who are trying to enter the world.

In between the fights and gore there are moments of humor and tenderness. Charlie's relationship with Daniel is a bright spot. I'm not sure I will ever get the image of Nyarlathotep drinking and loving coffee out of my head.

Unlike Lovecraft who was a master of building dread, Red Right Hand is much more in your face. There is plenty of well done mind chilling gore, terrific battles, and well thought out use of the Lovecraft's lore. Of all the characters, Charlie grows the most over the novel. She comes more to grips with what had happened to her in a variety of ways. She's tough and closed off so getting to know her and empathize is often hard. She's gone through hell.

Nyarlathotep is creepy, scary, violent, and alien. He knows what he wants and does not care what or who is destroyed in the process. Despite this he is sometimes amusing. Daniel, Charlie's love interest, is the calm in the storm. He's not as fully developed as Charlie, but I suspect we will learn more about him in future novels.

Red Right Hand mixes Urban and Dark Fantasy and a bit of Horror with some Elder Gods and more to create a creative and engaging new spin on the Lovecraftian Mythos.





About Levi

Red Right Hand Blog Tour - Guest Blog by Levi Black
Levi Black is the author of Red Right Hand (Tor Books, on sale July 26th). He lives in Metro Atlanta with his wife and an array of toys, books, records, and comics. He's been weird his whole life and is almost as scary as he looks.









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