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The View From Monday - March 26, 2012

It's the last Monday in March. I can't believe how fast this month is flying by! At The Qwillery this week:

Monday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Saladin Ahmed. Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin's debut, was published on February 7, 2012.

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Steven John. Three A.M., Steven's debut, will be published on March 27, 2012.

Wednesday -  2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Delilah S. Dawson. Wicked as They Come, Delilah's debut, will be published on March 27, 2012.

Thursday - Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview with Kayleigh Jamison.

Friday - Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview with Nicole Peeler.

Saturday - Guest Blog by J.N. Duncan. The Lingering Dead, the 3rd novel in the Deadworld series, will be published on April 3. 2012.

Sunday - April 2012 Book Releases and 2012 Debut Author Challenge April Debuts


A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking HERE. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF).

March 26, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Outcast Blade
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
Jon Courtenay Grimwood F - Vampire Assassin Trilogy 2


March 27, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
Daniel Abraham GN/EF - Game of Thrones 1
Shadow and Betrayal
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
Daniel Abraham EF - Long Price Quartet Omnibus
Armored
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
John Joseph Adams (ed) SF - Anthology
Temptation Rising
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
A.C. Arthur PNR - The Shadow Shifters
Deliverance
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
Dakota Banks UF - Mortal Path 3
Back from the Undead
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
DD Barant UF - Bloodhound Files 3
Range of Ghosts
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Elizabeth Bear
F
The Master of Heathcrest Hall
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Galen Beckett F - Mrs. Quent 3
Sly Mongoose
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Tobias S. Buckell SF - Xenowealth 3
Jack of Ravens
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Mark Chadbourn F - Kingdom of the Serpent 1
To the Galactic Rim
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
A. Bertram Chandler SF - Galactic Rim Omnibus 1
Into the Black
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012
Evan Currie SF - Odyssey 2
Wicked as They Come (d)
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Delilah S Dawson PNR - Blud 1
The President's Vampire (h2mm)
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Christopher Farnsworth Th/H - Nathaniel Cade 2
1636: The Saxon Uprising
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Eric Flint SF/AH - Ring of Fire 10
Body, Inc.
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Alan Dean Foster
SF
The Unseen
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Heather Graham PT
Phantom Evil (h2mm)
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Heather Graham PRS - Krewe of Hunters 1
Omega Point
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Guy Haley SF - Richards and Klein 2
Dead Reckoning (h2mm)
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Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse 11
Costume Not Included
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Matthew Hughes F - To Hell and Back 2
Secrets of the Fire Sea
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Stephen Hunt F - Jackelian 4
Blood on the Bayou
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Stacey Jay UF - Dead on the Delta 2
Three A.M. (d)
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Steven John Th/AH
Sacrificial Magic
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Stacia Kane UF - Downside Ghosts 4
Retribution (h2mm)
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Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunter 21
Bear Meets Girl
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Shelly Laurenston PNR - Pride 7
Age of Aztec
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James Lovegrove SF - Age of 4
The Gathering of the Lost
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Helen Lowe F - The Wall of Night 2
The Alchemist of Souls (d)
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Anne Lyle F - Night Masque 1
Hemlock Grove (d)
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Brian McGreevy H/Gothic
Silent Voices
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Gary McMahon H - The Concrete Grove 2
Lady-Protector
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L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - Corean Chronicles 8
Blood Secret
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Sharon Page PER - Blood 5
Liminal States
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Zack Parsons SF
Sins of the Son
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Linda Poitevin UF - Grigori Legacy 2
Quicksilver (h2mm)
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Amanda Quick PRS - Arcane Society / Looking Glass Trilogy 2
Time and Again: Time Was\Times Change
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Nora Roberts TTR - Time and Again Omnibus
Wonder (h2mm)
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Robert J. Sawyer SF - WWW 3
Fuzzy Nation (h2mm)
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John Scalzi SF
Wanted: Undead or Alive
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Kerrelyn Sparks PNR - Love at Stake 12
Shadow's Master
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Jon Sprunk F - Shadow Saga 3
The Kingdom
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Amanda Stevens UF - Graveyard Queen 2
The Seduction of Phaeton Black (d)
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Jillian Stone PNR - Phaeton Black 1
Shadow's Fall
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Dianne Sylvan UF - Shadow World 3
Lover Reborn
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J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 10
A Game of Groans: A Sonnet of Slush and Soot
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George R.R. Washington EF - Parody
Mr. Monster (h2mm)
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Dan Wells YA - John Cleaver 2


March 30, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
10,000 Zombies: Create More Than 10,000 Zombies and 10,000 Stories
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Alexander Cox
David Hartmann (illus)



March 31, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Indomitable
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Terry Brooks EF



Corrections:

March 13, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: The Sub-Genres of Science Fiction
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Keith Brooke Literary Criticism



March 20, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Nightfall
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Stephen Leather PT - Jack Nightingale



d - Debut
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternative History
EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
GN -Graphic Novel
H - Horror
PER - Paranormal Erotic Romance
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
PT - Paranormal Thriller
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult

Guest Blog by Maeve Greyson - The Draecna mythology behind ETERNITY’S MARK…

Please welcome Maeve Greyson to The Qwillery.


The Draecna mythology behind ETERNITY’S MARK…

Even before the contrivance of the written word, humans used storytelling or mythology if you will, to explain the unknown wonders around them. I believe this “urge to explain the unexplainable” is what led me to create Draecna mythology as the “bones” of my paranormal romance, ETERNITY’S MARK. Allow me to tell you a bit about them –not too much—just enough to give you a “feel” for the wondrous beings known as Draecna.

The Draecna are the sacred keepers of the Continuum’s portals, doorways capable of bending time and space to access infinite realities. If not for the ability of these dragon-like creatures to control magic’s energy, the endless layers of creation’s physical consciousness would implode; collapsing inward much like a delicate soufflé plopped on the kitchen counter. The endless realms would cease to exist, becoming shapeless holes of matter incapable of sustaining life. But when controlled by the energy created by the mystical Draecna, all remains in balance.

The lifespan of a Draecna is quite long. In fact, by human standards, one would deem their years as never-ending. But Draecna’s do eventually grow too old to manipulate the portals. Then they become the revered elders in charge of introducing the young ones to the wonders of the race’s destiny. When a Draecna does finally reach the end of his allotted lifespan, all his wisdom and magic condenses into the tip of his right foreclaw. This claw will be the only portion of his mammoth body to survive his ceremonial cremation at the end of his days. The sacred claw will then be stored in a hidden place among the Goddess Isla’s caverns until such time as its power is needed.

These wondrous beasts hatch from huge stone-like eggs which are kept safe and warm at the Draecna ancestral home of Taroc Na Mor nestled deep in the Highlands of Scotland. The eggs are incapable of successfully hatching without the aid of their chosen Guardian. A powerful force field surrounds a Draecna’s shell, protecting them from those who would abuse the hatchling’s powers. Only the Guardian can easily breach this mystical perimeter and free the young ones into the world.

Draecna clutches always consist of groups of seven or a number that can be divided by seven –a sacred number to the Draecna race. Rarely does a Draecna hatchling know his mother since the eggs are left to incubate in the nursery of Taroc Na Mor until the Hatching Moons rise over the mountains of Erastaed –approximately once every thousand earth years or so, give or take a few hundred years here or there.

An exception to this is the hybrid clutch of the Draecna Goddess Isla. Since these offspring were the result of a joining with the wizard king of Erastaed, the Goddess stayed close to her seven hatchlings since the outcome of melding two forces of such powerful magic was unknown and such a joining was expressly forbidden. Draecna are paired with their prospective mates before emerging from the shell. Their DNA is matched with the best possible mate to ensure continued strength and purity of the race. However, the highest level Draecna females have been known to become quite besotted with powerful males of other races due to their unquenchable thirst for unique energy and new knowledge. Such a hunger for all that is exciting and unknown can often prove disastrous.

Females are born fully matured whereas males are not. And the fire-breathing Draecna are somewhat invincible –to a point. Forgive me for not going into any more detail. After all, I wouldn’t want to give away the entire story.

I’ve become quite fond of my magic-wielding friends. If you’d like to meet Septamus, Gearlach, the Draecna Goddess Isla or little William, ETERNITY’S MARK will be released on March 27. They’d love to welcome you into their world.


About Eternity's Mark

Eternity's Mark
Brava, March 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

A sexy Scot. A mystical inheritance. What could go wrong?

Veternarian Hannah MacPherson knows better than to believe in love at first—or any—sight. True, being swept away by Taggart de Gaelson to the vast Scottish castle she’s mysteriously inherited is uber-romantic. The legacy is totally legitimate, and its messenger is big, broad-shouldered, and smokin’ in more ways than one …

Too bad Taggart forgot to mention that Hannah’s also a Guardian of magical dragons called the Draecna. And as Hannah’s sworn otherworldly protector, Taggart is honor-bound not to lay a hand on her, no matter how close he gets…

But turning duty into pleasure is just too tempting. And for Hannah, mastering her powers and saving two worlds from evil will be way easier than showing one hardheaded warrior that breaking all the rules means they are eternally made for each other …




Maeve's Novels with The Wild Rose Press

The Highlander's Fury
The Wild Rose Press, March 2, 2012
eBook

Ciara, Immortal Fury, spends her days locating evil and administering justice. When her goddess mothers inform her they need a gifted child, Ciara agrees to their plan. She will swap places with Faolan MacKay's shy bride long enough to conceive, bear, and train a child in the old ways, before resuming her duties as avenger of wickedness.

Laird Faolan MacKay's advisers are pushing him to wed. Faolan has lost everyone he's ever loved and would rather travel to hell than down the aisle. To silence his advisers, Faolan chooses a woman rumored to be meek and easy to ignore. One problem: nobody ignores Ciara.

Against his will, he's enthralled with his new wife--to Ciara's surprise, the mortal affliction called love burns hotter than her hunger for vengeance. But when their time is up and Ciara must leave, can the bond of love overcome the edict of the ultimate powers?


Beyond A Highland Whisper
The Wild Rose Press
Trade Paperback (January 18, 2011), eBook (February 18, 2011)

The last time Latharn MacKay walked among his kinsman was in Scotland of 1410. Sensuous and charismatic, all the women wanted him, but none could capture his heart. Latharn's charm became his curse when a dark sorceress didn’t take rejection well. She snared his soul into a crystal globe until the one woman destined to be his love whispered his release. Now all Latharn has to do is find her and guide her to him without speaking a word.

One of the youngest archeologists in St. Louis of 2010, Nessa credits one thing for this achievement: the recurring dream of a heart-stopping Highlander since the summer she turned eighteen years old. Little does she know, he's not some fantasy cooked up by her subconscious. He’s a trapped soul determined for Nessa to end his six centuries in hell. Can love prevail over the dark magic of a woman scorned?




About Maeve

Maeve Greyson writes paranormal romances with a Celtic twist from her cozy little home not too far from Kentucky Lake. Tucked away in the middle of nowhere, Maeve listens to the wind whispering through the trees and hears the voices of her characters.

Her debut novel, BEYOND A HIGHLAND WHISPER is available now from The Wild Rose Press and other online retailers. March 2012 will see two new paranormal romances from Maeve. THE HIGHLANDER’S FURY releases from The Wild Rose Press on March 2nd and ETERNITY’S MARK releases from Kensington’s Brava line on March 27th. ETERNITY’S MARK was the winner of Kensington Brava and RT Book Reviews 2011 Writing with the Stars Contest.

Maeve can also be found procrastinating in these corners of cyberspace:

Website: http://www.maevegreyson.com/
Blog: http://maevegreyson.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maeve.greyson OR
http://www.facebook.com/maeve.greyson#!/maeve.greyson.page
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/maevegreyson

The View From Monday - February 6, 2012

Happy first Monday in February. We get an extra day in February this year. I'm going to dedicate it to reading I hope. The Qwillery is very busy again this week!

Monday - Guest Blog by Maeve Greyson. Maeve's upcoming novels include Eternity's Mark and The Highlander's Fury.

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with James R. Tuck. James' debut, Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter 1) will be published tomorrow.

Wednesday - Interview with Jennifer Safrey. Tooth and Nail is out from Night Shade Books.

Thursday - Guest Post by Donna Grant. Darkest Highlander (Dark Swords 6) was published on January 31, 2012.

Friday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Kylie Griffin. Vengeance Born, Kylie's debut, will be published tomorrow.

Saturday - Authors After Dark Spotlight Interview with Samantha Kane.

Sunday - Authors After Dark Spotlight Interview with Diana Castilleja.


Here's the book list for this week. There are a lot of books to choose from. And to help you shop, you can find a printable PDF of this week's book by clicking HERE. This will take you to Google Docs. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)."


February 7, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Throne of the Crescent Moon (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Saladin Ahmed F
Claws and Effect
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Amanda Arista PNR - Diaries of an Urban Panther 2
Hot Summer Bites (e)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Nina Bangs PNR - Castle of Dark Dreams Novella
Midnight Enchantment
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Anya Bast PNR - Dark Magic 4
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Peter S. Beagle (ed) SF/F/YA - Anthology
The Year of Eating Dangerously
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
K. Bennett UF - Mallory Caine, Zombie at Law 2
The Voice (e)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Anne Bishop PNR -  Ephemera Novella
A Fitting End
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Melissa Bourbon M - Magical Dressmaking Mystery 2
Blackveil (h2tp)
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Kristen Britain F - Green Rider 4
Stud
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Cheryl Brooks PNR - Cat Star Chronicles 8
Mars Trilogy: A Princess of Mars; The Gods of Mars; The Warlord of Mars
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Edgar Rice Burroughs SF - Omnibus
The Haunted Lands
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Richard Lee Byers F - D&D: Forgotten Realms Haunted Lands Omnibus
The Masked Witches
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Richard Lee Byers F - D&D: Forgotten Realms: Brotherhood of the Griffon 4
Overbite (h2tp)
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Meg Cabot PNR - Insatiable 2
Unbroken
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Rachel Caine UF - Outcast Season 4
Fury of Fire
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Coreene Callahan PNR - Dragonfury 1
Garrett Takes the Case
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Glen Cook F - Garrett, P.I. Omnibus 4
Guardian of Night
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Tony Daniel SF
Underwater Love
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MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Fred the Mermaid Omnibus
The King of the Crags (h2mm)
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Stephen Deas F - Memory of Flames 2
The Order of the Scales
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Stephen Deas F - Memory of Flames 3
Forest Moon Rising (tp2mm)
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P. R. Frost UF - Tess Noncoire Adventure 4
Shaded Vision
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Yasmine Galenorn UF - Sisters of the Moon 11
Westward Weird
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Martin H. Greenberg (ed) SF/F - Anthology
Vengeance Born (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Kylie Griffin PNR - Light Blade 1
Deliver Me from Darkness (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Tes Hilaire PNR - Paladin Warriors 1
Something About Witches
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Joey W. Hill PNR - Arcane Shot 1
City of Dragons
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Robin Hobb F - Rain Wilds Chronicles 3
Yours, Mine and Howls
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Kinsey W. Holley PNR - Werewolves in Love 2
Dark Inspiration
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Russell James H
The Lord of Illusion
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Kathryne Kennedy PNR - Elven Lords 3
Apocalypse to Go
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Katharine Kerr UF - Nola O'Grady 3
Key of Solomon
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Cassiel Knight PNR - Relic Defender 1
World Divided
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Mercedes Lackey SF - Secret World Chronicle 2
The Lamplighters
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Frazer Lee H
Night of the Huntress
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Crista McHugh PNR
The Last Ditch
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Sandy Mitchell F -Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain
The Winter Ghosts (h2tp)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Kate Mosse HF
Siren's Desire
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Devyn Quinn PNR - Dark Tides 3
Alpha Instinct
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Katie Reus PNR - Moon Shifter 1
The Mirage
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Matt Ruff SF
A Hundred Words for Hate
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Thomas E. Sniegoski UF - Remy Chandler 4
King of Darkness (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Elisabeth Staab PNR - Chronicles of Yavn 1
Inked Magic
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Jory Strong PER
Blood and Bullets (d)
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
James R. Tuck UF - Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 1
Eternal Captive
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Laura Wright PNR - Mark of the Vampire 3




February 8, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Pure
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Julianna Baggott SF
Gem of a Ghost
The View From Monday - February 6, 2012
Sue Ann Jaffarian M - Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery 3




February 10, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
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Daniel Wallace SF


d - Debut
e - Ebook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback

F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HF - Historical Fantasy
PER - Paranormal Erotic Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult
The View From Monday - March 26, 2012Guest Blog by Maeve Greyson - The Draecna mythology behind ETERNITY’S MARK…The View From Monday - February 6, 2012

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