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


This is the sixteenth 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 herePart 11 here
Part 2 herePart 12 here
Part 3 herePart 13 here
Part 4 herePart 14 here
Part 5 herePart 15 here
Part 6 here
Part 7 here
Part 8 here
Part 9 here
Part 10 here



M.L. Brennan (2013)

Dark Ascension
Generation V #4
Roc, August 4, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
As the “wickedly clever” (Publishers Weekly) series continues, reluctant, slacker vampire Fortitude Scott learns that nothing is more important than family—or more deadly….

After a lifetime of avoiding his family, Fort has discovered that working for them isn’t half bad—even if his mother, Madeline, is a terrifying, murderous vampire. His newfound career has given him a purpose and a paycheck and has even helped him get his partner, foxy kitsune Suzume, to agree to be his girlfriend. All in all, things are looking up.

Only, just as Fort is getting comfortable managing a supernatural empire that stretches from New Jersey to Ontario, Madeline’s health starts failing, throwing Fort into the middle of an uncomfortable and dangerous battle for succession. His older sister, Prudence, is determined to take over the territory. But Fort isn’t the only one wary of her sociopathic tendencies, and allies, old and new, are turning to him to keep Prudence from gaining power.

Now, as Fort fights against his impending transition into vampire adulthood, he must also battle to keep Prudence from destroying their mother’s kingdom—before she takes him down with it….




J. Kathleen Cheney (2013)

The Seer's Choice
A Novella of the Golden City
September 30, 2015
eBook, 121 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Genoveva Jardim's father was a monster—a defrocked priest who used his healer's gift to murder instead. Determined to make amends for the deaths her father brought to the Golden City, she turned her back on her life among the aristocracy. She's chosen to work for the Special Police, learning how to use the healer's gift she'd never even known she had. She wants to save lives instead of killing like her father.

Rafael Pinheiro has kept an eye on Miss Jardim for some time now. The very first time he met her, his seer's gift told him he would someday marry her. What he can't figure out is why he would choose her. She's young and an aristocrat—hardly a match for a mere police captain raised in an orphanage. They don't seem to have anything in common.

But when Miss Jardim's life is threatened, everything changes…


Dreaming Death
Palace of Dreams 1
Roc, February 2, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
In the Novels of the Golden City, J. Kathleen Cheney created a “mesmerizing” (Publishers Weekly) realm where magic, history, and intrigue combine. Now, she presents a new world ruled by psychic talents and fatal magic…

Shironne Anjir’s status as a sensitive is both a gift and a curse. Her augmented senses allow her to discover and feel things others can’t, but her talents come with a price: a constant assault of emotions and sensations has left her blind. Determined to use her abilities as best she can, Shironne works tirelessly as an investigator for the Larossan army.

A member of the royal family’s guard, Mikael Lee also possesses an overwhelming power—he dreams of the deaths of others, sometimes in vivid, shocking detail, and sometimes in cryptic fragments and half-remembered images.

But then a killer brings a reign of terror to the city, snuffing out his victims with an arcane and deadly blood magic. Only Shironne can sense and interpret Mikael’s dim, dark dreams of the murders. And what they find together will lead them into a nightmare…




Wesley Chu (2013)

Time Salvager
Time Salvager 1
Tor Books, April 26, 2016
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Hardcover and eBook, July 7, 2015
Published by Angry Robot (UK/Australia/NZ)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Time Salvager: a fast-paced time travel adventure from Wesley Chu, the John W. Campbell award-winning author of The Lives of Tao.

In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman--a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point.

On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets an intriguing woman from a previous century, scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.

[description from Hardcover]


Time Siege
Time Salvager 2
Tor Books, July 12, 2016
Hardcover and eBooks, 400 pages
Published by Angry Robot (UK/Australia/NZ)

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

[description not yet available]



Wesley Chu has signed with Angry Robot Books for a new series starting with The Rise of Io which is presently slated for publication in August 2016.  Read the announcement here.

Here is the description from Angry Robot:
Ella Patel – thief, con-artist and smuggler – is in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, on the border of a demilitarized zone run by the body-swapping alien invaders, she happens upon a man and woman being chased by a group of assailants. The man freezes, leaving the woman to fight off five attackers at once, before succumbing. As she dies, to both Ella and the man’s surprise, the sparkling light that rises from the woman enters Ella, instead of the man. She soon realizes she’s been inhabited by Io, a low-ranking Quasing who was involved in some of the worst decisions in history. Now Ella must now help the alien presence to complete her mission and investigate a rash of murders in the border states that maintain the frail peace.

With the Prophus assigned to help her seemingly wanting to stab her in the back, and the enemy Genjix hunting her, Ella must also deal with Io’s annoying inferiority complex. To top it all off, Ella thinks the damn alien voice in her head is trying to get her killed. And if you can’t trust the voices in your head, who can you trust?

File Under: Science Fiction




Jan DeLima (2013)

Autumn Moon
Celtic Wolves 3
Ace, September 29, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
The author of Summer Moon returns to her “great werewolf world,”* where war looms and love may be the key to saving all of shifter kind…

For centuries, Cormack has lived between worlds—a man trapped in the body of a wolf, shunned by humans and shifters alike. Only one person has ever welcomed his company: Elen, a kindred outcast who is feared by others of her ancient Celtic race for her strange healing abilities. Cormack has always valued Elen’s kindness and understanding, but after a desperate act of friendship causes Elen to free him from his curse, he realizes he wants more. He wants all of her—completely and forever.

Except before Cormack can win Elen’s heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes. Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves—before Pendaran’s vile schemes destroy them all…

*USAToday.com




Ian Doescher (2013)

William Shakespeare's Christmas Carol
A Kindle Single, December 8, 2015
Kindle eBook, 95 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16
Humbug, forsooth! In William Shakespeare’s Christmas Carol, you’ll experience Dickens’ classic tale with a new (Oliver) twist. Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy theater owner with a stingy heart, until he’s visited by his old partner Marlowe. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future become Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Falstaff (the Henry V plays), and the Ghost of King Hamlet. Benedick and Beatrice Cratchit worry about their child Tiny Tim, and other familiar characters fill out the cast in this Shakespearean adaptation of your holiday favorite, all in iambic pentameter. Bard bless us, every one!

Ian Doescher - author of the William Shakespeare Star Wars series - has a B.A. in Music from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Ian lives in Portland, Oregon, with his spouse and two sons. Visit Ian online at www.iandoescher.com.

Cover design by Evan Twohy


The View From Monday - August 3, 2015


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

The Daughters by Adrienne Celt;

The Norma Gene by M.E. Roufa;

The Casualties by Nick Holdstock;

and

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks.

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


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

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

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

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

Supervillains Anonymous (Superheroes Anonymous 2) by Lexie Dunne;

Veiled (Alex Verus 6) by Benedict Jacka;

Waterborne Exile (Waterborne Blade 2) by Susan Murray;

and

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



The View From Monday - August 3, 2015



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



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




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




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


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


AA - Action Adventure
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CyP - Cyber Punk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT -Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
H&C - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
L&M - Legends and Myth
LF - Literary Fiction
MR - Magical Realism
Oc - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Psy - Psychological
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 8


This is the eighth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge authors. What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 9 will cover 2013 DAC authors.


See Part 1 here
See Part 1.5 here
See Part 2 here
See Part 3 here
See Part 4 here
See Part 5 here
See Part 6 here
See Part 7 here






Brooklyn Ann

Bite at First Site
Scandels with Bite 3
Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 7, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Her interest is purely scientific
Cassandra Burton wants to study medicine, surgery, healing, and everything related to the human body and its mysteries-and she's willing to rob graves to do it! But a lady can meet dark and dangerous characters lurking around the cemetery. And who could be more fascinating than Rafael Villar, Lord Vampire of London? If she could study his physiology, she could learn so much that would help humans. After all, he's immortal-and Cassandra is now his prisoner...

Until she gets close enough to touch
As if Rafael didn't have enough to worry about, with a rebellion brewing and his allies out of reach, now he's confronted by a beautiful, fearless lady who wants to heal the scars he's born for centuries. He can't keep her, and he can't let her go, and worst of all, he's every bit as intrigued by her as she is by him.





Clifford Beal

Not Final Cover
The Guns of Ivrea
Valdur 1
Solaris, July 28, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

An incredible new sea-faring fantasy series begins! A gritty, thrilling epic that reads like a cross between Patrick O'Brian and George R.R. Martin, bringing together the tang of the sea and the taste of cold steel.

Acquel Galenus, former thief and now a reluctant monk in the Great Temple at Livorna, uncovers a terrible secret, one that could topple the Holy Church. A secret that could get him killed.
Pirate princeling Nico Danamis, mercenary to the King and captain of the largest fleet in Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him.

Citala, daughter of the chieftain of the Merfolk who inhabit the waters of Valdur, finds herself drawn to the affairs of men. She puts events in motion that will end her people's years of isolation but threaten their very existence.

Their fates will intertwine as they journey across the island kingdom, through duchies and republics riven by political intrigue, religious fervour, and ancient hatreds. Alliances are being forged anew and after decades of wary peace, war is on the wind once again...







R. S. Belcher

Nightwise
Tor Books, August 18, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages





[no description available yet]














The Trade Paperback of the The Shotgun Arcana will be published by Tor Books in October 2015. It was previously published in Hardcover and eBook in October 2014.




M. L. Brennan

Dark Ascension
Generation V #4
Roc, August 4, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

As the “wickedly clever” (Publishers Weekly) series continues, reluctant, slacker vampire Fortitude Scott learns that nothing is more important than family—or more deadly….

After a lifetime of avoiding his family, Fort has discovered that working for them isn’t half bad—even if his mother, Madeline, is a terrifying, murderous vampire. His newfound career has given him a purpose and a paycheck and has even helped him get his partner, foxy kitsune Suzume, to agree to be his girlfriend. All in all, things are looking up.

Only, just as Fort is getting comfortable managing a supernatural empire that stretches from New Jersey to Ontario, Madeline’s health starts failing, throwing Fort into the middle of an uncomfortable and dangerous battle for succession. His older sister, Prudence, is determined to take over the territory. But Fort isn’t the only one wary of her sociopathic tendencies, and allies, old and new, are turning to him to keep Prudence from gaining power.

Now, as Fort fights against his impending transition into vampire adulthood, he must also battle to keep Prudence from destroying their mother’s kingdom—before she takes him down with it….






J. Kathleen Cheney

The Shores of Spain
Novel of the Golden City 3
Roc Trade, July 7, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

A brilliant new chapter in the Novels of the Golden City.

Even as the branches of peace are being offered, there are some who still believe those who are not human should be used as chattel. And they are willing to go to great lengths to retain their power.

Newlywed siren Oriana Paredes has been appointed Ambassador to her home islands now that communication between Northern Portugual and the magical races has been restored. But convincing her people that the new Portuguese Prince’s intentions are honorable after years of persecution is difficult. And her husband, Duilio, faces his own obstacles among the sirens where males are a rare and valuable commodity with few rights.

In addition to their diplomatic mission, the two hope to uncover the truth behind Oriana’s mother’s death. Evidence suggests that Spain—a country that has been known to enslave magical beings—may have infiltrated the siren authority. Unable to leave their post, Oriana and Duilio must call on Inspector Joaquim Tavares to root out the truth.

But even his seer’s gift cannot prepare him for what he will discover.




The Seat of Magic
Novel of the Golden City 2
Roc, July 7, 2015 Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Previously published in Trade Paperback and eBook, July 2014

The Golden City series continues, and humans and nonhumans alike are in danger as evil stalks the streets, growing more powerful with every kill…

It’s been two weeks since Oriana Paredes was banished from the Golden City. Police consultant Duilio Ferreira, who himself has a talent he must keep secret, can’t escape the feeling that, though she’s supposedly returned home to her people, Oriana is in danger.

Adding to Duilio’s concerns is a string of recent murders in the city. Three victims have already been found, each without a mark upon her body. When a selkie under his brother’s protection goes missing, Duilio fears the killer is also targeting nonhuman prey.

To protect Oriana and uncover the truth, Duilio will have to risk revealing his own identity, put his trust in some unlikely allies, and consult a rare and malevolent text known as The Seat of Magic





Wesley Chu

Time Salvager
Tor Books, July 7, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman--a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point.

On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets an intriguing woman from a previous century, scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.




The Rebirths of Tao
Tao 3
Angry Robot Books, April 7, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

Five years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao. The world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions, and is poised on the edge of a devastating new World War.

A Genjix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale.

With the might of the Genjix in active pursuit, Roen is the only person who can help him save the world, and the Quasing race, too.

And you thought you were having a stressful day…

File Under: Science Fiction





Ian Doescher
[covers not yet available]

William Shakespeare's Forsooth, the Phantom Menace : Star Wars Part the First
Quirk Books, April 7, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 176 pages

O THREEPIO, THREEPIO, WHEREFORE ART THOU, THREEPIO?

Join us, good gentles, for a merry reimagining of Star Wars: episode 1 as only Shakespeare could have written it. The entire saga starts here, with a thrilling tale featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.

’Tis a true Shakespearean drama, filled with sword fights, soliloquies, and doomed romance . . . all in glorious iambic pentameter and coupled with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations. Hold on to your midi-chlorians:
 The play’s the thing, wherein you’ll catch the rise of Anakin!




William Shakespeare's Alack! Of the Clones : Star Wars Part the Second
Quirk Books, July 7, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 176 pages

In time so long ago begins our play,

In clash-strewn galaxy far, far away.

To Shmi or not to Shmi?

Torn between duty to the Jedi, attraction to Padmé, and concern for his beloved mother, yeoman Jedi Anakin Skywalker struggles to be master of his fate. But the path he chooses will determine not just his own destiny, but that of the entire Republic. And thereby hangs a tale.

Alack the day!

A noble lady in danger. A knight and squire in battle. And a forbidden love that’s written in the stars. Once again, the quill of William Shakespeare meets the galaxy of George Lucas in an insightful reimagining that sets the Star Wars saga on the Elizabethan stage. The characters are familiar, but the masterful meter, insightful soliloquies, and period illustrations will convince you that the Bard himself penned this epic adventure.




William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge : Star Wars Part the Third
Quirk Books, September 8, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 168 pages

TO THINE OWN SITH BE TRUE!

Lend us your ears and comlinks, good folk, as we share a tale of tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance. Within this Shakespearean retelling of Star Wars: Episode 3, galactic treachery abounds. A once-heroic knight is transformed into the darkest of villains. The Jedi suffer slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. The Republic falls, an Empire rises, and so begins the long wait for a New Hope.

SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF CORSUCANT!

Don’t miss this final chapter in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, presented Shakespeare-style with masterful meter, stirring soliloquies, and intricate Elizabethan illustrations. It’s a perfect melding of classic literature and epic pop culture!





Betsy Dornbusch

Emissary
Seven Eyes 2
Night Shade Books, February 3, 2015
Hardcover, 360 pages
eBook available April 7, 2015

Once an exile. Now a king returning to the land that cast him out.

Draken vae Khellian, bastard cousin of the Monoean King, had risen far from his ignominious origins, becoming both a Bowrank Commander and a member of the Crown’s Black Guard. But when cursed black magic took his wife and his honor away, he fought past his own despair and grief, and carved out a new life in Akrasia. His bloody, unlikely path, chronicled in Exile, led him to a new love, and a throne.

Draken has seen too much blood . . . the blood of friends and of enemies alike. Peace is what he wants. Now he must leave his wife and newborn child in an attempt to forge an uneasy peace between the Monoean King and thekingdomofAkrasia. The long bloody shadow of Akrasia’s violent past hangs over his efforts like a shroud. But there are other forces at work. Peace is not something everybody wants . . . not even in the seemingly straightforward kingdom of Draken’s birth.

Factions both known and unknown to Draken vie to undermine his efforts and throw the kingdom into civil war. Forces from his days in the Black Guard prove to be the most enigmatic, and a bloody tide threatens to engulf Draken’s every step.





Peter Higgins

Truth and Fear
Wolfhound Century 2
Orbit, March 24, 2015
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, March 2014

Investigator Lom returns to Mirgorod and finds the city in the throes of a crisis. The war against the Archipelago is not going well. Enemy divisions are massing outside the city, air raids are a daily occurrence and the citizens are being conscripted into the desperate defense of the city.

But Lom has other concerns. The police are after him, the mystery of the otherworldly Pollandore remains and the vast Angel is moving, turning all of nature against the city.

But will the horrors of war overtake all their plans?




Radiant State
Wolfhound Century 3
Orbit, May 19, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages





[description not yet available]











The View From Monday - November 3, 2014


Happy first Monday in November! Halloween was not good here - it rained - again! We did have a few trick or treaters before it started to pour though. I love seeing all the costumes and creativity!  We're going to have many treats for you this month - giveaways, videos and more!


The View From Monday - November 3, 2014


This is a pretty full release week with 4 debuts:

Arcana by Jessica Leake;

Chain of Events by Fredrik T. Olsson (US Debut);

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini;

and

One Red Thread by Ernie Wood.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Siren's Treasure (Dark Seas 2) by Debbie Herbert;

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Tainted Blood (Generation V #3) by M.L. Brennan.



November 1, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Secrets of the Dead: A novel of mummies and ancient curses Simon Clark H
Richard Cowper Richard Cowper SF - SF Gateway Omnibuses
Elite: Wanted (e) Gavin Deas SF - Elite - Game Tie-In
The Thousand Emperors Gary Gibson SF - Final Days 2
Redemption Jon Grahame Ap - Reaper 3
Siren's Treasure (e) Debbie Herbert PNR - Dark Seas 2
Horizon (e) Keith Stevenson SF
The Air War Adrian Tchaikovsky SF - Shadows of the Apt 8



November 3, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Circus of the Damned Cornelia Grey PNR - Deal with a Devil 2
Rustication (h2tp) Charles Palliser Go
One Red Thread (D) Ernie Wood TT



November 4, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Pretender's Gambit Alex Archer UF - Rogue Angel 51
Judgment Plague James Axler SF - Outlanders 71
Polestar Omega James Axler SF - Deathlands 119
Iron Winter (h2mm) Stephen Baxter F - Northland Trilogy 3
Proxima Stephen Baxter SF - Proxima 1
Empire of Dust Jacey Bedford SF - Psi-Tech 1
Too Many Fairy Princes Alex Beecroft PNR
While Beauty Slept (h2tp) Elizabeth Blackwell Go
Masks (h2mm) E. C. Blake F - The Masks of Aygrima 1
Tainted Blood M.L. Brennan UF - Generation V #3
The Kraken King Meljean Brook PNR/SP - Iron Seas 4
Reap the Wind Karen Chance UF - Cassie Palmer 7
Snow White Red-Handed Maia Chance PM -  Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery 1
A Play of Shadow Julie E. Czerneda F - Night's Edge 2
The Talon of Horus Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000: Horus Heresy
Hope Reformed David Drake
Eric Flint
S.M. Stirling
SF - General 7 and 8 - Omnibus
Axiomatic: Short Stories of Science Fiction Greg Egan SF - Collection
Willful Child Steven Erikson SF
1636: The Viennese Waltz Eric Flint
Paula Goodlett
Gorg Huff
SF/AH - The Ring of Fire 18
Another One Bites the Dust Chris Marie Green UF - Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire 2
Jala's Mask Mike Grinti
Rachel Grinti
F
Dead Ever After (tp) Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood13
Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison SF - Biography/ Autobiography
The Baskerville Tales (e) Emma Jane Holloway PM - Baskerville
The Baskerville Affair Complete Series 3-Book Bundle: A Study in Silks, A Study in Darkness, A Study in Ashes (e) Emma Jane Holloway PM
The Glass Magician Charlie N. Holmberg F - Paper Magician 2
The Future Fallsm Tanya Huff UF - The Enchantment Emporium 3
Metrophage (ri) Richard Kadrey Dys/CyP
The Enduring Flame Trilogy (e) Mercedes Lackey
James Mallory
F - Enduring Flame Omnibus
Arcana (D) Jessica Leake HistF
Rule Breaker Lora Leigh PNR - Breed 13
Tarkin: Star Wars James Luceno SF - Star Wars
Plagued By Quilt Molly MacRae PM - Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery 4
The Dark Servant Matt Manochio H
Dreamer's Pool Juliet Marillier HistF - Blackthorn & Grim 1
Lowball: A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel George R. R. Martin (ed)
Melinda Snodgrass (ed)
SF - Wild Cards 22
Coming Home Jack McDevitt SF - Alex Benedict 7
The Eternal Champion (ri) Michael Moorcock F - Eternal Champion Sequence 1
Scent of Valor (e) Annie Nicholas PNR - Chronicles of Eorthe 2
Chain of Events (D - US) Fredrik T. Olsson AA/Ap/PA/SF
Heart Fire Robin D. Owens PNR - Celta 13
Morgue Drawer: Do Not Enter! Jutta Profijt PM - Morgue Drawer 4
King of Assassins Jenna Rhodes F - The Elven Ways 3
The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure C. D. Rose Hu/Parody
Dead, Undead, or Somewhere In Between (e) J.A. Saare UF - Rhiannon's Law 1
DemonWars: The First King: The Dame and The Bear R. A. Salvatore F - Saga of the First King 2
Limit (h2tp) Frank Schatzing SF
Shattered Shields Bryan Thomas Schmidt (ed)
Jennifer Brozak (ed)
F - Anthology
The Turning Season Sharon Shinn UF - Shifting Circle 3
Halo: Broken Circle John Shirley SF - Halo
In the Beginning: A short story prequel to the novel Rivers (e) Michael Farris Smith Ap/PA
The Book of Heaven (h2tp) Patricia Storace LF/F
Fog Heart (e) Thomas Tessier H
Her Lone Wolf Paige Tyler PNR/Sus - X-Ops 2
The Heart Does Not Grow Back (D) Fred Venturini SH
The Short Victorious War Leather Bound Edition David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 3
The Sword of Michael Marcus Wynne UF - Depossessionist 1



November 5, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Interpretation of Zines: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Fanzines Luis Ortiz LC/SF/F
Where the Lost Things Are: A Tor.Com Original Rudy Rucker SF



November 6, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Olympus Confidential Robert B. Warren UF - Plato Jones 2



D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue

AA - Action and Adventure
AH - Alternate History
Ap - Apocalyptic
CyP - Cyberpunk
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Sp - Steampunk
Sus - Suspense
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

The View From Monday - January 6, 2014


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


The View From Monday - January 6, 2014


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


There are 3 debuts out this week:

Phoenix Island by John Dixon;

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

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



From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

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

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

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

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

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





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



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



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



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



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

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

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6


This is the sixth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) authors and their upcoming books for 2014. This update covers some of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge authors. Look for Part 7, covering more 2013 DAC authors, on The Qwillery later this week.


Part 1 is here - 2011 DAC Authors.
Part 2 is here - 2011 DAC Authors.
Part 3 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.
Part 4 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.
Part 5 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6



Kait Ballenger

Immortal Hunter
The Execution Underground 2
Harelquin HQN, April 1, 2014
eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6
Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but at what price?

As an exorcist, David Aronowitz grew up the target of demonic assassins. Now he’s a member of the Execution Underground and hellspawn everywhere fear his name. But when a demon slips into the seductive body of the only woman he’s ever loved,

David must confront the heartbreak of their past to save her. The piece of her heart Allsún O’Hare gave to David so long ago left her trapped between two worlds: the Fae and the human. And when David comes to her rescue, fate reunites her with her greatest temptation—and her biggest mistake.

Now, as they’re swept together into a wicked game with the demon who controls her, David must decide if saving Allsún’s life is worth sacrificing his own—and the future of humanity itself.




Mark T. Barnes

The Pillars of Sand
Echoes of Empire 3
47North, May 20, 2014
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 

The epic conclusion of the Echoes of Empire trilogy.

Prophecy declared that corrupt politician Corajidin would rule the Shrīanese Federation, even become its new Emperor—and sinister magic has helped him defy death in order to do it. But his victory is not assured, thanks to clashing rival factions that hinder any attempts to unify the nation. Though he has taken increasingly brutal measures to eliminate all obstacles in his path, the dark forces supporting him grow dangerously impatient. And the harder they press, the more drastic Corajidin’s actions become.

Soon, only his most powerful adversaries will stand in his way: Indris, the peerless swordsman and sorcerer who has long fought to end the Federation’s bloody turmoil; and the warrior-poet Mari, Corajidin’s own daughter and the woman Indris loves. Fate has torn them apart, forcing them into terrifying personal trials. But if Indris can bring to bear the devastating knowledge of the Pillars of Sand, and Mari can rise up as a rebel leader, Corajidin’s enemies will rally—and the decisive battle for the soul and future of the Shrīanese will begin.

This epic tale of intrigue, love, and betrayal, painted in the blood of allies and enemies by Mark T. Barnes, concludes the Echo of Empire trilogy that began with The Garden of Stones and The Obsidian Heart.




M. L. Brennan

Iron Night
Generation V 2
Roc, January 7, (2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6
Underemployed by day. Undead by night.

Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilizing. He's learning how to rule the Scott family territory, hanging out more with his shapeshifting friend Suzume Hollis, and has actually found a decent roommate for once.

Until he finds his roommate’s dead body.

The Scott family cover-up machine swings into gear, but Fort is the only person trying to figure out who (or what) actually killed his friend. His hunt for a murderer leads to a creature that scares even his sociopathic family, and puts them all in deadly peril.

Keeping secrets, killing monsters, and still having to make it to work on time? Sometimes being a vampire really sucks.




Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Wizard's Promise
Strange Chemistry, May 6, 2014 (US)
May 1, 2014 (UK)
Trade Paperback and eBook

Hanna has spent her life hearing about the adventures of her namesake Ananna, the lady pirate, and assassin Naji. She dreams of the same adventures, but little does she know she is about to tumble into one of her own. Hanna is apprenticed to a taciturn fisherman called Kolur, and, during a day of storms and darkness, are swept wildly off course.

In this strange new land, Kolur hires a stranger to join the crew and, rather than heading home, sets a course for the dangerous island of Jadanvar. As Hanna meets a secretive merboy, and learns that Kolur has a deadly past, she soon realises that wishing for adventures is a dangerous game - because those wishes might come true.




Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare's the Empire Striketh Back
The William Shakespeare Trilogy 2
Quirk Books, March 25, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 176 pages

Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter.

Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!




William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
The William Shakespeare Trilogy 3
Quirk Books, July 1, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 176 pages




Ariel Djanikian

The Office of Mercy
Penguin, January 28, 2014
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, February 21 2013

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6
“A cool and compelling” (Flavorwire) debut of a new postapocalyptic world for fans of The Hunger Games

On the screen and on the page, dystopian fantasies have captivated the public imagination. In The Office of Mercy, debut novelist Ariel Djanikian has conceived a chilling, post-apocalyptic page-turner that has earned her glowing comparisons to George Orwell and Suzanne Collins.

In America-Five, there is no suffering, hunger, or inequality. Its citizens inhabit a high-tech Utopia established after a global catastrophe known as the Storm radically altered the planet. Twenty-four-year-old Natasha Wiley works in the Office of Mercy, tasked with humanely terminating—or “sweeping”—the nomadic Storm survivors who live Outside. But after she joins a select team and ventures Outside for the first time, Natasha slowly unravels the mysteries surrounding the Storm—and the secretive elders who run America-Five.




K. M. Fawcett

Fearless
The  Survival Race 2
Forever Yours, January 7, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6
TWO SOULS

Myia, a shaman-in-training, wants desperately to protect her peaceful village from the barbaric Highland invaders. To hone her powers of prophetic visions and healing, the village elders send Myia on a quest to heal the Highland leader's heart and stop a brewing war. Myia's mended many souls before, so this should be an effortless duty . . . until she meets the gorgeous, stubborn Highland warlord.

ONE DESIRE

Kedric, a gladiator who escaped enslavement, only wants to liberate the villagers from their common foe-a race that breeds humans for blood sport and genetic experiments. Fueled by his rage, Kedric is determined to take down the brutal enemy. So when a raven-haired beauty with a body made for sin tries to sabotage his mission, Kedric wants her gone. Yet no woman's touch has ever left Kedric more annoyed . . . and aroused. Kedric knows he should shun her soothing embrace-but he can't seem to stay away. As their passion grows, Kedric must decide between fighting his war or surrendering his rage-and his heart-for Myia's love.




Peter Higgins

Wolfhound Century
Wolfhound Century 1
Orbit, February 4, 2014
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, March 26, 2013

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6
Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist --- and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police.

A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown insurgents with an iron fist. But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be more corrupted than he imagined: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, cabaret clubs and doomed artists.

Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head.









Truth and Fear
Wolfhound Century 2
Orbit, March 25, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6
Investigator Lom returns to Mirgorod and finds the city in the throes of a crisis. The war against the Archipelago is not going well. Enemy divisions are massing outside the city, air raids are a daily occurrence and the citizens are being conscripted into the desperate defense of the city.

But Lom has other concerns. The police are after him, the mystery of the otherworldly Pollandore remains and the vast Angel is moving, turning all of nature against the city.

But will the horrors of war overtake all their plans?











2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013

It's time for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for May 2013! And hopefully the poll will work this time. No, really it will.


2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013


Since Cover Wars was so much fun as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, we're doing it again for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge. Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from each month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2013 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is released in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when I have it.


Vote For Your Favorite May 2013 Debut Novel Cover
  
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Voting will close on May 31, 2013.

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2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013
Cover Art by Stephan Martiniere





2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013





2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013
Cover Art by E.B. Hudspeth





2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013
Cover Art by Jamie McKelvie





2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013





2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013



The View From Monday - May 13, 2013

Happy Monday. I hope that everyone had a very nice weekend.  This is thankfully a light release week. I finished reading Generation V by M. L. Brennan over the weekend as well as Alien in the House by Gini Koch. I enjoyed them both. Review will be up soon.



The View From Monday - May 13, 2013




May 13, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
How Beauty Loved the Beast (e) Jax Garren PNR - Tales of the Underlight 3



May 14, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gilead's Curse Dan Abnett
Nik VIncent
F - Warhammer
The Tyrant's Law Daniel Abraham F - The Dagger and the Coin 3
Albert of Adelaide (h2tp) Howard Anderson F
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 Catherine Asaro (ed) SF/F - Anthology
Shall We Gather: A Tor.Com Original Alex Bledsoe F
World War Z Max Brooks H - Movie Tie-In
The Zodiac Paradox Christa Faust SF - Fringe
Magician's End Raymond E. Feist F - Chaoswar Saga 3
Midnight's Kiss: Part 1 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors
Ruby's Ghost (e) Shona Husk PNR
Hearts of Iron (Kindle e) Scott James Magner F - A Foreworld SideQuest
Elves: The Omnibus Graham McNeill F - Warhammer
Jewelweed David Rhodes MR
The Human Division John Scalzi SF
The Healer Antti Tuomainen Th/Dys
Ha'penny (ri) Jo Walton M/AH



May 15, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller: Vol. 2 Carol Emshwiller MR/SF/Fab



May 16, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Stranger's Shadow Max Frei UF - The Labyrinths of Echo 4
Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy James Gunn SF/F - Essays
Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors Robert H. Waugh (ed) Studies in Supernatural Literature



e - eBook
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - - reissue or reprint


AH - Alternate History
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
Fab - Fabulism
H -  Horror
MR - Magical Realism
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 16The View From Monday - August 3, 2015What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 8The View From Monday - November 3, 2014Interview with M. L. Brennan, Review of Iron Night (Generation V 2) and Giveaway - January 16, 2014The View From Monday - January 6, 2014What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 6New York Comic Con 2013 Day 1 plus The Qwillery's 5th Anniversary Giveaway2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May 2013The View From Monday - May 13, 2013

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