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What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 12


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



Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
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



Emma Geen (2016)

The Many Selves of Katherine North
Bloomsbury USA, May 9, 2017
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Hardcover and eBook, June 7, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 12
When we first meet Kit, she's a fox.

Nineteen-year-old Kit works for the research department of Shen Corporation as a phenomenaut. She's been "jumping"--projecting her consciousness, through a neurological interface--into the bodies of lab-grown animals made for the purpose of research for seven years, which is longer than anyone else at ShenCorp, and longer than any of the scientists thought possible. She experiences a multitude of other lives--fighting and fleeing as predator and prey, as mammal, bird, and reptile--in the hope that her work will help humans better understand the other species living alongside them.

Her closest friend is Buckley, her Neuro--the computer engineer who guides a phenomenaut through consciousness projection. His is the voice, therefore, that's always in Kit's head and is the thread of continuity that connects her to the human world when she's an animal. But when ShenCorp's mission takes a more commercial--and ominous--turn, Kit is no longer sure of her safety. Propelling the reader into the bodies of the other creatures that share our world, The Many Selves of Katherine North takes place in the near future but shows us a dazzling world far, far from the realm of our experience.





Lexi George (2011)

So I Married a Demon Slayer
    Kathy Love, Angie Fox, and Lexi George
Zebra, August 30, 2016
     Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Zebra, August 30, 2011
     eBook, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 12
Amid the neon lights of Vegas, and the glitz of high-fashion, demon slayers are the new sexy…

Hot! by Kathy Love

At Hot! Magazine, the devil really does wear Prada. When the CEO is an actual demon and the mailroom guys are undercover demon slayers, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility for an up-and-coming photographer, and a model possessed by much more than a sweet tooth, to fall in love.

What Slays In Vegas by Angie Fox

When a sexy succubus comes up against a demon slayer intent on killing her boss, a truly wild night turns into a quickie wedding. But even in a city where anything goes, their union is strictly forbidden. Which doesn’t mean either is rushing to jump out of the marriage bed.

The Bride Wore Demon Dust by Lexi George

He’s perfection in a tuxedo—more so out of it—and on a mission to protect his Alabama gal from the mysterious mayhem intent on her destruction. But the bride is a steel magnolia with special powers of her own, determined to drop-kick evil forces across the state line.





Max Gladstone (2012)

Bookburners
     Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and Brian Francis Slattery
Saga Press, January 10, 2017
Hardcover and Trade Paperback, 800 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 12
The critically acclaimed urban fantasy about a secret team of agents that hunts down dangerous books containing deadly magic—previously released serially online by Serial Box, now available in print for the first time!

Magic is real, and hungry. It’s trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. She joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad—Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum—and together they stand between humanity and the magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label.

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in a fast-paced, kickass character driven novel chock-full of magic, mystery, and mayhem, written collaboratively by a team of some of the best writers working in fantasy.





Wayne Gladstone (2014)

Reports on the Internet Apocalypse
The Internet Apocalypse Trilogy 3
Thomas Dunne Books, November 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 240 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 12
In Reports on the Internet Apocalypse, the third and final installment of the Internet Apocalypse Trilogy, Gladstone, the would-be Internet Messiah, finds himself in exile from America, falsely accused of terrorism and murder. Meanwhile, a government Special Agent is hot on his trail and has joined forces with a first-time Hollywood producer bent on optioning Gladstone’s story for film.

When the World Wide Web returns in a highly compromised and commercialized state, possibly due to the efforts of a billionaire presidential candidate, Gladstone and his pursuers must collaborate in an attempt to reclaim a free and open Internet.

Reports on the Internet Apocalypse brings to an end the dystopian trilogy that imagines a world forced to face itself in real life.





Francesca Haig (2015)

The Map of Bones
The Fire Sermon 2
Gallery Books, December 6, 2016
Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 3, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 12
Book Two in the critically acclaimed Fire Sermon post-apocalyptic trilogy, “with its well-built world, vivid characters and suspenseful plot” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), is an exciting and thought-provoking continuation of this epic social commentary written by award-winning poet Francesca Haig.

Four hundred years after a nuclear apocalypse, all humans are born in pairs: the Alphas, and their deformed Omega twins, who are ruthlessly oppressed. But despite their claims of superiority, the Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other.

Following the events of The Fire Sermon, the Omega resistance has been brutally attacked, its members dead or in hiding. The Alpha Council’s plan for permanently containing the Omegas has begun. But all is not entirely lost: the Council’s seer, the Confessor, is dead, killed by her twin’s sacrifice.

Cass is left haunted by visions of the past, while her brother Zach’s cruelty and obsession push her to the edge and threaten to destroy everything she hopes for. As the country moves closer to all-out civil war, Cass will learn that to change the future she will need to uncover the past. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers: a deeply buried secret that raises the stakes higher than ever before.

The View From Monday - July 25, 2016


Happy Monday!

There are 4 debuts this week:

Midsummer Night's Mischief (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery 1) by Jennifer David Hesse;

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel;

Bite by K.S. Merbeth;

and

Machinations (Machinations 1) by Hayley Stone.


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




From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Indomitable (Chronicles of Promise Paen 2) W. C. Bauers;

Four Roads Cross (Craft Sequence 5) by Max Gladstone;

Lightless (The Lightless Trilogy 1) by C.A. Higgins is out in Trade Paperback with a new cover!;

Supernova (The Lightless Trilogy 2) by C.A. Higgins;

Sparrow Falling (Sparrow 2) by Gaie Sebold;

and

The Substitute Sleuth (Genrenauts Episode 4) by Michael R. Underwood.

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



The View From Monday - July 25, 2016


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



July 26, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Whitefern V.C. Andrews Saga/Psy - The Audrina Series 2
Indomitable W. C. Bauers SF - Chronicles of Promise Paen 2
Red Right Hand Levi Black DF
The Lightning Stones (h2mm) Jack Du Brul Th/SF - Philip Mercer 8
Bounty Michael Byrnes TechTh/SF
Illusion Town Jayne Castle PNR - An Illusion Town Novel 1
Spells and Scones Bailey Cates PM - A Magical Bakery Mystery 6
Cinema Alchemist: Designing Star Wars and Alien Roger Christian Biography
Dark Matter Blake Crouch TechTh/Sus/SF
Paycheck and Other Classic Stories By Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick SF - Collection
Dark Victory (tp2mm) Brendan DuBois SF/AP/PA
Pacific Fire (h2tp) Greg van Eekhout CF - Daniel Blackland 2
1636: The Cardinal Virtues (h2mm) Eric Flint
Walter H. Hunt
AH - The Ring of Fire 19
Wicked Joanne Fluke Sus/Cr/H
The Woman in Silk R.J. Gadney H
Valley of the Moon Melanie Gideon Saga/LF
Four Roads Cross Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 5
Deadly Fate Heather Graham Sus/Th/PNR/GH - Krewe of Hunters 19
Dragon Fever: A Dark Kings Novella Donna Grant PNR
Where the Wild Things Bite Molly Harper PNR - Half-Moon Hollow 5
Midsummer Night's Mischief (D) Jennifer David Hesse CM - A Wiccan Wheel Mystery 1
Supernova C.A. Higgins SF/SO - The Lightless Trilogy 2
Lightless (h2tp) C.A. Higgins SF/SO - The Lightless Trilogy 1
Fool's Quest (h2mm) Robin Hobb F - Fitz and the Fool 2
Apocalypse Now Now (tp2mm) Charlie Human F/P
Doctor Sleep (tp2mm) Stephen King H - Shining 2
The Breadwinner Trilogy Stevie Kopas SF/AP/PA - The Breadwinner Omnibus
A Grave Prediction Victoria Laurie PM - Psychic Eye Mystery 14
Best Defense David Mack SF - Star Trek: The Original Series: Legacies 2
The Night Parade Ronald Malfi H/GH/Th/Sus
The Summer That Melted Everything (D) Tiffany McDaniel LF
Thunderbird (h2mm) Jack McDevitt SF - Ancient Shores 2
City of Demons (e) Richelle Mead UF - Georgia Kincaid 2.5
Bite (D) K.S. Merbeth SF/AP/PA
Urban Allies: Ten Brand-New Collaborative Stories Joseph Nassise UF - Anthology
Night Talk George Noory SupTh
City of Wolves Willow Palecek F/P
A Sterkarm Kiss (ri) Susan Price F/TT - Sterkarm 2
The Sterkarm Handshake (ri) Susan Price F/TT - Sterkarm 1
Copper Veins (e) Jennifer Allis Provost F - Copper Legacy 3
Wasteland King Lilith Saintcrow UF - Gallow and Ragged 3
Adeptus Mechanicus Rob Sanders SF - Warhammer 40,000
Sparrow Falling Gaie Sebold SP - Sparrow 2
Koko the Mighty (tp2mm) Kieran Shea SF - Koko 2
Doctor Who Travels in Time Coloring Book Price Stern Sloan SF
Machinations (D)(e) Hayley Stone SF - Machinations 1
The Dead of Haggard Hall Marie Treanor PNR - Darke of Night 1
The Tinker King (h2mm) Tiffany Trent F - Unnaturalists
The Substitute Sleuth Michael R. Underwood SF - Genrenauts Ep. 4
Supernatural - Mythmaker Tim Waggoner F/P - Supernatural
A Call to Arms (h2mm) David Weber
Timothy Zahn
Thomas Pope
SF - Manticore Ascendant 2
Soldiers Out of Time (tp2mm) Steve White SF/TT - Jason Thanou 5



July 28, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
SNAFU: Unnatural Selection (Ke) Michale McBride
Tim Lebbon
and more
H - Anthology



July 29, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Limbus, Inc. - Book III Brett J. Talley (Ed) H/SF/F - Anthology



July 31, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives James P. Blaylock SP - Collection
This Census-Taker China Miéville GB



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CM - Cozy Mystery
Cr - Crime
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
GB - Genre Bender
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost
GN - Graphic Novel
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
RR - Regency Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

Note: Not all of these genres are represented in the book above.

The View From Monday - April 25, 2016


Happy last Monday in April! There are 4 debuts this week:

Ghosts of Bergen County by Dana Cann;

Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter;

HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt;

and

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files 1) by Sylvain Neuvel.

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From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Time Salvager (Time Salvager 1) by Wesley Chu is out in Trade Paperback;

The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu;

Last First Snow (Craft Sequence 4) by Max Gladstone is out in Trade Paperback;

In Shining Armor (Pax Arcana 4) by Elliott James;

Ecko Rising (Ecko 1) by Danie Ware is out in Mass Market Paperback.

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Note: Clicking on the novel cover will take you to the novel's Amazon page.



The View From Monday - April 25, 2016



April 25, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Ghosts of Bergen County (D) Dana Cann LF/GH
Lightning Sealed Lila Felix PNR - The Lucent Series 2
Heather Graham Krewe of Hunters Series Volume 4: The Cursed\The Hexed\The Betrayed (e) Heather Graham PNR/Sup - Krewe of Hunters



April 26, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sharp Ends Joe Abercrombie F - Stories from the World of First Law
The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories Joan Aiken F - Anthology
Undercity (tp2mm) Catherine Asaro SF - Skolian Empire 7
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King (h2tp) Nancy Atherton PM - Aunt Dimity Mystery 20
Just Over the Horizon Greg Bear SF - The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear 1
Far Thoughts and Pale Gods Greg Bear SF - The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear 2
Beyond the Farthest Suns Greg Bear The Complete Short FSF - iction of Greg Bear 3
The Siren's Dance Amber Belldene PNR - Siren's Touch 2
Long Black Curl (h2tp) Alex Bledsoe CF - Tufa Novels 3
The Darkling Child (h2mm) Terry Brooks F - The Defenders of Shannara 2
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Leviathan (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 11
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls (D) Emily Carpenter Occ/Sup
Final Flight (e) Beth Cato SP - A Clockwork Dagger Story
Time Salvager (h2tp) Wesley Chu SF/TT
A Thousand Yesteryears Mae Clair MR/SupTh - Point Pleasant 1
1882: Custer in Chains (h2mm) Robert Conroy AH
The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories By Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick SF - Collection
Fall of Light Steven Erikson F - The Kharkanas Trilogy 2
Fire Bound Christine Feehan PNR - A Sea Haven Novel 5
Los Nefilim (e) T. Frohock F/AH
Last First Snow (h2tp) Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 4
Dead Ice (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton CF - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 23
Emperor of the Eight Islands Lian Hearn F/LF - The Tale of Shikanoko series 1
HEX (D) Thomas Olde Heuvelt H
Strangely Beautiful Leanna Renee Hieber HistF
Jilo J.D. Horn HistF - Witching Savannah 4
Z Larissa Ione PNR - A Demonica Underworld Novella
In Shining Armor Elliott James CF - Pax Arcana 4
Night Mask (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Cujo (ri) Stephen King H
Alien - Invasion: The Rage War 2 Tim Lebbon SF - Alien: Invasion
Kill Switch Jonathan Maberry Th - Joe Ledger 8
Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos Philip Martin SF - Doctor Who
Ladivine Marie NDiaye LF/MR
Sleeping Giants (D) Sylvain Neuvel SF - Themis Files 1
Wings of the Fallen Anthony Pryor SupTh/DF - The Shepherd 2
Wraith Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens Th
Aurora (h2mm) Kim Stanley Robinson SF/SO
Red Knight Falling Craig Schaefer DF - Harmony Black Series 2
The Music Box Girl (e) K.A. Stewart SP
Heroes Reborn: Collection Two Duane Swierczynski Keith R. A DeCandido
Kevin J. Anderson
Peter J. Wacks
SF/SH - Heroes Reborn
Elusive Salvation Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Ecko Rising (tp2mm) Danie Ware SF/F - Ecko 1
Barren Cove Ariel S. Winter GB
Cobra Outlaw (tp2mm) Timothy Zahn SF - Cobra 2



April 27, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Witch Who Came in From the Cold - Episode 13: "Company Time" Max Gladstone
Lindsay Smith
HistF
La beauté sans vertu: A Tor.Com Original (e) Genevieve Valentine SF



April 30, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Days of Tao Wesley Chu SF



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


AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CyberP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghost
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
TechnoTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9


This is the ninth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and any upcoming works for 2016. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year she/he was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.



Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.
Part 4 here.
Part 5 here.
Part 6 here.
Part 7 here.
Part 8 here.



Deborah Coates (2012)

Strange Country
Hallie Michaels 3
Tor Books, May 12, 2015
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 27, 2014

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
After facing Death himself and banishing a reaper bent on the destruction of Sheriff's deputy Boyd Davies, Hallie Michaels had hoped things would finally settle down; that she and Boyd would find more time to spend together, and that the ghosts she attracts would stay in the cemeteries where they belong.

But on a wintry night in mid-December, a woman is murdered with a high-powered rifle. Not long after, another of West Prairie City's citizens is killed in exactly the same way, drawing the attention of state investigators. But the connection between the victims is not easily uncovered.

Meanwhile, Hallie finds a note tied to post outside her home. "What do you fear most?" it asks, accompanied by a set of map coordinates. Over the next few days she receives an anonymous phone call, and a letter left for Hallie at the local ag supply. All pose the same question and offer the same set of coordinates. The mystery deepens, and Hallie must solve it before the body count rises again, in Strange Country by Deborah Coates.




Myke Cole (2012)

Javelin Rain
A Shadow Ops Novel
Ace,  March 29, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
The fast-paced, adrenaline-filled sequel to Gemini Cell, set in the same magical and militaristic world of the acclaimed Shadow Ops series.

Javelin: A code denoting the loss of a national security asset with strategic impact.

Rain: A code indicating a crisis of existential proportions.

Javelin Rain incidents must be resolved immediately, by any and all means necessary, no matter what the cost…

Being a US Navy SEAL was Jim Schweitzer’s life right up until the day he was killed. Now, his escape from the government who raised him from the dead has been coded “Javelin Rain.” Schweitzer and his family are on the run from his former unit, the Gemini Cell, and while he may be immortal, his wife and son are not.

Jim must use all of his strength to keep his family safe, while convincing his wife he’s still the same man she once loved. But what his former allies have planned to bring him down could mean disaster not only for Jim and his family, but for the entire nation…




Delilah S. Dawson (2012)

Three Slices
  with Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig
May 5, 2015
eBook, 166 pages
Illustrated by Galen Dara

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Three Slices presents three novellas by modern fantasy writers:

A Prelude to War by Kevin Hearne
After an old friend is murdered in retaliation for his mercenary strikes against the oldest vampires in the world, Atticus O'Sullivan must solicit the aid of another old friend in Ethiopia if he's going to have a chance of finishing a war he never wanted. Meanwhile, Granuaile MacTiernan starts a private war of her own against Loki, the lord of lies, and if it brings Ragnarok early—so be it.

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys by Delilah S. Dawson
The number one rule of the circus? Don't kill your volunteers, even accidentally. That's how young magician Criminy Stain ends up on the run in a forest, where he meets a beautiful woman holding a bucket of blood. But is Merissa the answer to his prayers-- or the orchestrator of his ruin?

Interlude: Swallow by Chuck Wendig
Miriam Black is back. Miriam is tired of her curse and finally believes she knows how to be rid of her ability to see when and how other people die. She follows a lead to the mountains of Colorado, where she believes she sees signs of a serial killer she thought she already killed. (Set between THE CORMORANT and THUNDERBIRD.)




Wicked Ever After
Blud 7
Pocket Star, October 5, 2015
eBook, 177 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Delilah S. Dawson’s award-winning Blud series comes full circle as Tish and Criminy, stars of Wicked as They Come, embark on a sexy and harrowing final adventure in a world RT Book Reviews calls “delightfully edgy with hidden charms.”

Ever since landing in the magical world of Sang and falling in love with dashing ringmaster Criminy Stain, Tish has been waiting for the axe to fall. Until her dying grandmother’s last breath on Earth, Tish can’t bring herself to give up her all-too human frailty and commit to life on Sang as a youthful, long-lived Bludman like her handsome husband. But when a peculiar twist of fate delivers Tish’s grandmother to Sang, an unexpected chain of events forces Tish and Criminy to embark on one last wild adventure. From old friends to new and into the lair of terrifying enemies, the couple’s love and longevity will be pushed to the brink by each harrowing encounter. Is blud thicker than blood, and can Tish and Crim find their wicked ever after?



The Perfect Weapon
Star Wars Short Story
Del Rey, November 24, 2015
eBook, 57 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this exclusive ebook short story set shortly before the events of the film, featuring a quick-witted mercenary who takes big risks for bigger rewards—and now faces the challenge that will take her to the edge.

There are plenty of mercenaries, spies, and guns for hire in the galaxy. But probably none as dangerous and determined as Bazine Netal. A master of disguise—and lethal with a blade, a blaster, or bare handed—she learned from the best. Now it’s her turn to be the teacher—even if schooling an eager but inexperienced recruit in the tricks of her trade is the last thing she wants to do. But it’s the only way to score the ship she needs to pull off her latest job.

An anonymous client has hired Bazine to track down an ex-stormtrooper and recover the mysterious package he’s safeguarding. Payment for the mission promises to be astronomical, but the obstacles facing Bazine will prove to be formidable. And though her eager new sidekick has cyber skills crucial to the mission, only Bazine’s razor-sharp talents will mean the difference between success or failure—and life or death.



Hit
Hit 1
Simon Pulse, March 8, 2016
Trade Paperback Paperback, 352 pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 14, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling “movie ready” (Kirkus Reviews) dystopian thriller.

No one reads the fine print.

The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that it was bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country.

Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die?

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. Since yarn bombing is the only anarchy in Patsy’s past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren’t strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy’s list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice.

An absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality that is eerily just steps away from ours—Hit is a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish.



Strike
Hit 2
Simon Pulse, April 12, 2016
Hardcover, 480 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
From the author of the “gritty near-future dystopian tale,” (Booklist) Hit comes the thrilling sequel about an indentured assassin fighting to survive in a world of anarchy.

The hit list was just the beginning.

Time to strike back.

After faking her own death to escape her term as an indentured assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy is on the run with her boyfriend, Wyatt. All she wants to do is go home, but that’s never going to happen—not as long as Valor’s out to get her and the people she loves.

Left with no good choices, Patsy’s only option is to meet with a mysterious group that calls itself the Citizens for Freedom.

Led by the charismatic Leon Crane, the CFF seem like just what Patsy has been looking for. Leon promises that if she joins, she’ll finally get revenge on Valor for everything they’ve done to her—and for everything they’ve made her do.

But Patsy knows the CFF has a few secrets of their own. One thing is certain: they’ll do absolutely anything to complete their mission, no matter who’s standing in their way. Even if it’s Patsy herself.

Delilah S. Dawson brings anarchy and high-octane drama to the next explosive level in this sequel to the “practically movie-ready” (Kirkus Reviews) novel, Hit.



As Lila Bowen

Wake of Vultures
Shadow 1
Orbit, October 27, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.

Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is, until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand.

And just like that, Nettie can see.

But her newfound ability is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding -- at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin... if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.




Sharon Lynn Fisher (2012)

Before She Wakes: Forbidden Fairy Tales
Loveswept (July 5, 2016)
eBook, 216 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9

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Max Gladstone (2012)

Bookburners
      Written by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery
Note: Episodes should be read in order from 1 to 16!

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Badge, Book, and Candle: Episode 1
Bookburners Season 1
Serial Box, September 11, 2015
eBook, 44 pages

Detective Sally Brooks investigates an unusual robbery, and discovers that magic is real—and hungry!

NYPD Detective Sal Brooks is no rookie—but even the most hardened cop would think twice when they see their brother open a book and become…well…something entirely not their brother. When her attempts to solve the case cross paths with a mysterious team led by a priest, she starts to realize that the world is far more than what is seems, and, just maybe, magic is real—and hungry.

This episode is the first in a 16-part Serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments.

Follow along as Sal learns the life changing lesson: some books have teeth.



What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Now and Then: Episode 7
Bookburners Season 1
Serial Box, October 8, 2015
eBook, 43 pages

Grace's adventures in Shanghai come to light. While all the members of Team Three have their secrets, only Grace seems willing to guard hers with fists of fury. Finally fed up with being kept in the dark, Sal takes matters into her own hands and engages in a friendly stalking operation to learn just what Grace's deal is. A lit candle and flashbacks to 1930s China help illuminate matters--but things are never simple when magic is in play.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Max Gladstone and reveals the backstory of one of most mysterious cast members while skipping through time, place, and emotion.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Codex Umbra: Episode 11
Bookburners Season 1
Serial Box, November 18, 2015
eBook, 43 pages

An epic smackdown ensues as Sal and Team Three match wits and magic with Mr. Norse in the latest thrilling adventure in everyone's favorite online urban fantasy episodic series. The stage is set for the Mr. Norse’s grand move in possessing "The Norton Anthology of Evil͟" aka the Codex Umbra. The team’s plans include infiltrating a yacht-party, sneaking into a secret compound, and generally trying to stop an evil billionaire from gaining control of a compendium of demons. But, as usual, even the best plans go awry and the team must be quick on their feet as Mr. Norse jumps through the looking glass and they having nothing left but to follow. This episode is brought to you by team-writer Max Gladstone who shows us that no matter how the battle is won or lost; the war wages on.

Codex Umbra continues the 16-part Serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments. Follow along as Sal learns the life changing lesson: some books have teeth. To learn more about Bookburners and find out how you can read the whole serial, check out SerialBox.com.



What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Siege: Episode 16
Bookburners Season 1
Serial Box, December 30, 2015
eBook, 39 pages

Questions are answered and new mysteries introduced as Season One of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series from Serial Box, comes to its thrilling conclusion.

With The Book of the Hand in their possession at last, Team Three can finally kick the Hand out of Sal's body. The only problem is, if she wants to save Perry, too, she'll have to bring him back from the Hand's dark dimension. That's a tall order, even with the help of Aaron—whatever he is. And meanwhile, Thuvani Shah and Team One are getting ready to move in on the renegades with guns blazing.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Max Gladstone and is guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat, if not flat on the floor.

Battleground continues the 16-part Serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments.

Follow along as Sal learns the life-changing lesson: some books have teeth. To learn more about Bookburners and find out how you can read the whole serial, check out SerialBox.com.



Last First Snow
Craft Sequence 4
Tor Books, April 26, 2016
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Hardcover and eBook, July 14, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Last First Snow: the fourth novel set in Max Gladstone's compellingly modern fantasy world of the Craft Sequence
 
Forty years after the God Wars, Dresediel Lex bears the scars of liberation—especially in the Skittersill, a poor district still bound by the fallen gods' decaying edicts. As long as the gods' wards last, they strangle development; when they fail, demons will be loosed upon the city. The King in Red hires Elayne Kevarian of the Craft firm Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao to fix the wards, but the Skittersill's people have their own ideas. A protest rises against Elayne's work, led by Temoc, a warrior-priest turned community organizer who wants to build a peaceful future for his city, his wife, and his young son.

As Elayne drags Temoc and the King in Red to the bargaining table, old wounds reopen, old gods stir in their graves, civil blood breaks to new mutiny, and profiteers circle in the desert sky. Elayne and Temoc must fight conspiracy, dark magic, and their own demons to save the peace—or failing that, to save as many people as they can.



Four Roads Cross
Craft Sequence 5
Tor Books, July 26, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

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Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap


Please welcome Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap. They are writing the Bookburners serial for SerialBox. Bookburners is an urban fantasy adventure series about a black-ops anti-magic squad which is backed by the Vatican. You can read Chapter One at the SerialBox website here.



Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap




On co-writing a serial…

Mur Lafferty says…Co-writing a serial is fun, with it’s own challenges and windfalls. It’s easier in the way that if you get stuck, then you have a whole bunch of other people who know the story as intimately as you do who are ready to help. But--It's harder in the way that we all must agree in the direction a story is going. When there's a disagreement, we talk it out as a team. You learn what battles are worth fighting and which are ok to let go.

Max Gladstone agrees—Indeed! It’s easier in some ways, harder in others. Easily the best part—for me—is getting to pitch an idea to a room full of brilliant people and go “Hey! What do we think about…. THIS?” And then you see, in real time, whose eyes light up and whose go dead! Normally when I’m working on my own that’s at least several hours of grinding through outlines and possible plot developments. The hardest part, but most valuable, has been learning how to outline and story break. I do most of that stuff instinctively, in my head—but since we’re writing episodes in parallel, it really helps to be able to show people in advance what I’m going to do. Some of that’s snuck back into my novel writing, now!

But Brian Francis Slattery is staying middle of the road: I'm not sure I think of it as easier or harder. Both are great. I will say that working with other people means there are more surprises, and I like surprises. A lot.

Meanwhile, Margaret Dunlap is a happy old-hand: I love collaborating with other writers. It's one of the things that drew me to writing for television in the first place. I mean, what better job is there than sitting around with a bunch of smart creative people and planning the lives of fictional characters as though they're real? On Bookburners, we discovered that even though no one else had worked in a writers room per se, we all played tabletop roleplaying games, which is, at its heart, an exercise in collaborative storytelling. The qualities that make a good player or DM--listening, using other people's ideas as launching points for your own, and generally playing well with others--are the same things that make for the kind of writer you'd want to collaborate with on something like this. Everyone was totally game and excited about the project, and I've had a blast working with all of them.




Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap
Magic is real, and hungry—trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. Abruptly thrust into the battle between nefarious forces trying to unleash this power onto the world and those trying to stop them, she joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad: Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum. Together they stand between humanity and magical apocalypse. Some call them Bookburners. They don’t like the label.

Chapter 1: Badge, Book, and Candle
NYPD Detective Sal Brooks is no rookie—but even the most hardened cop would think twice when they see their brother open a book and become…well…something entirely not their brother. When her attempts to solve the case cross paths with a mysterious team led by a priest, she starts to realize that the world is far more than what is seems, and, just maybe, magic is real—and hungry.

Thus begins the 16-part serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort will unfold an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments.

Follow along as Sal learns the life changing lesson: some books have teeth.





About the Authors

Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap
Max Gladstone
Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia, drank almond milk with monks on Wudang Shan, and wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat. Max is also the author of the Craft Sequence of books about undead gods and skeletal law wizards—Full Fathom Five, Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Last First Snow. Max fools everyone by actually writing novels in the coffee shops of Davis Square in Somerville, MA. His dreams are much nicer than you’d expect. He tweets as @maxgladstone.



Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap
Margaret Dunlap
Before joining the Bookburners, Margaret Dunlap wrote for Eureka (SyFy) as well as ABC Family’s cult-hit The Middleman. Most recently, she was a writer and co-executive producer of the Emmy-winning transmedia series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and co-created its sequel Welcome to Sanditon. Her short fiction has previously appeared in Shimmer Magazine. Margaret lives in Los Angeles where she taunts the rest of the team with local weather reports and waits for the earthquake that will finally turn Burbank into oceanfront property. She tweets as @spyscribe.


Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap
Mur Lafferty
Mur Lafferty is the author of The Shambling Guides series from Orbit, including The Shambling Guide to New York City and Ghost Train to New Orleans. She has been a podcaster for over 10 years, running award-winning shows such as I Should Be Writing and novellas published via podcast. She has written for RPGs, video games, and short animation. She lives in Durham, NC where she attends Durham Bulls baseball games and regularly pets two dogs. Her family regrets her Dragon Age addiction and wishes for her to get help. She tweets as @mightymur.


Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap
Brian Francis Slattery
Brian Francis Slattery is the author of Spaceman Blues, Liberation, Lost Everything, and The Family Hightower. Lost Everything won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2012. He’s the arts and culture editor for the New Haven Independent, an editor for the New Haven Review, and a freelance editor for a few not-so-secret public policy think tanks. He also plays music constantly with a few different groups in a bunch of different genres. He has settled with his family just outside of New Haven and admits that elevation above sea level was one of the factors he took into account. For one week out of every year, he enjoys living completely without electricity.





Bookburners: On co-writing a serial… by Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap
About SerialBox

Serial Box aims to bring book lovers everything they like about television:
- New episodes each week
- Series are produced by a team of writers collaborating to create the most exciting, dynamic stories
- Episodes are easily ingestible with a 40-minute average read-time
- Each episode is an exciting adventure but together they build into a complete narrative—just like your favorite shows


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5


This is the fifth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge authors. What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 6  will cover additional 2012 DAC authors.

See Part 1 here.
See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 here.
See Part 4 here.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5



Myke Cole

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Gemini Cell
Ace, January 27, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Myke Cole continues to blow the military fantasy genre wide open with an all-new epic adventure in his highly acclaimed Shadow Ops universe—set in the early days of the Great Reawakening, when magic first returns to the world and order begins to unravel…

US Navy SEAL Jim Schweitzer is a consummate professional, a fierce warrior, and a hard man to kill. But when he sees something he was never meant to see on a covert mission gone bad, he finds himself—and his family—in the crosshairs. Nothing means more to Jim than protecting his loved ones, but when the enemy brings the battle to his front door, he is overwhelmed and taken down.

That should be the end of the story. But Jim is raised from the dead by a sorcerer and recruited by a top secret unit dabbling in the occult, known only as the Gemini Cell. With powers he doesn’t understand, Jim is called back to duty—as the ultimate warrior. As he wrestles with a literal inner demon, Jim realizes his new superiors are determined to use him for their own ends and keep him in the dark—especially about the fates of his wife and son…





Tina Connolly

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Seriously Wicked
Tor Teen, May 5, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 208 pages

The hilarious new YA from acclaimed author Tina Connolly.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Suddenly Cam’s got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?





Delilah S. Dawson

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Hit
Simon Pluse, April 14, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller.

No one reads the fine print.

The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country.

Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die?

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. Since yarn bombing is the only anarchy in Patsy’s past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren’t strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy’s list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice.

Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Servants of the Storm
Simon Pulse, June 2, 2015
Trade Paperback, 400pages
Previously released in Hardcover and eBook, August 2014

“An urban fantasy that could rival some of Holly Black’s most imaginative and creepy fare” (BCCB).

A year ago, Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction—and taking the life of Dovey’s best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.

But recently she’s started to believe she’s seeing things that can’t be real…including Carly at their favorite café. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.

As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah—where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk—she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.





Leigh Evans

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
The Danger of Destiny
Mystwalker 4
St. Martin's Paperbacks, March 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

WHY WHISTLE IN THE DARK…
There are very few days off when you’re on an epic quest. Believe me, I know. I’m Hedi Peacock—one half Fae, the other were—and if being a half-breed with one foot in each world isn’t tough enough to manage, there are the four chambers of my heart to consider. The one who holds the strings? Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore. If I had my way, he and I would be locked in a bedroom, for eternity, but a pressing family matter needs my attention. It’s true what they say: A woman’s work is never done. 

WHEN YOU CAN HOWL AT THE MOON?
My twin brother is being held captive by the Old Mage in another realm. Lo and behold, as soon as Trowbridge and I arrive in Merenwyn, we’re separated in spectacular, dramatic fashion—and I’m left to figure out how to maintain the fragile balance between my Fae magic and my wolf’s blood in a realm that cries to both. Not easy, particularly when I'm keeping an iron-grip on my temper so as not to dispatch with extreme prejudice the odd wizard or smart-mouthed mutt servant who crosses my path. My mama never told me there’d be days like these, but I’m not going down without a fight…or my mate.  





Sharon Lynn Fisher

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Echo 8
Tor Books, February 3, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 288 pages

Echo 8: a thrilling new science fiction romance from Sharon Lynn Fisher, the author of Ghost Planet and The Ophelia Prophecy.

Three lives.
Two worlds.
Once chance to save it all.

Tess is a parapsychologist, devoting her life to studying paranormal and psychic phenomenon. But when doppelgangers begin appearing from a parallel world, all her training couldn’t prepare her for what is to come.

Jake appeared from another Earth, shocked and angry, and restrained by government investigators for study. But when he unwittingly steals energy from Tess, it causes a ripple effect across two worlds.

Ross is an FBI agent, ordered to protect Tess as she conducts her research into this dangerous phenomenon. His assignment was not random—he and Tess have a history. And when those feelings resurface, Ross will have to choose between his love for Tess, and his duty to protect his world.





Max Gladstone

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Last First Snow
Craft Sequence 4
Tor Books, July 14, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages



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What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Full Fathom Five
Craft Sequence 3
Tor Book, April x, 2015
Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Previously released in Hardcover and eBook, July 2014

On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order. Her creations aren’t conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshippers from other gods—perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai tries to save a dying idol, she’s grievously injured—then sidelined from the business entirely, her near-suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability. But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss, her coworkers, and her ex-boyfriend call her crazy, and starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear—which will crush her, if Kai can’t stop it first.


The View From Monday - August 18, 2014


Happy Monday. First Congratulations to the Hugo Award winners and the winner of the not-a-Hugo John W. Campbell Award. The list of winners is below (this week's releases) in case you missed the livestream from Loncon3 or my tweets or tweets by many other folks.

This is a fairly light release week. There are no debuts. We do have two works by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

The Angelus Guns: A Tor.com Original by Max Gladstone;

and

Our Broken Sky (A Chaos Theory Novella) from Sarah Harian.


The View From Monday - August 18, 2014


August 18, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dangerous Calling AJ Larrieu UF - Shadowminds 2


August 19, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Visions Kelley Armstrong UF - Cainsville 2
Sweetness #9 Stephan Eirik Clark SF
Blackout (K e) Tim Curran H
Flight from Hell (e) Yasmine Galenorn UF - Otherworld Novella
The Angelus Guns: A Tor.com Original (e) Max Gladstone F
Jumper: A Novel (ri) Steven Gould SF - Jumper 1
The Void Trilogy 3-Book Bundle: The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void, The Evolutionary Void (e) Peter F. Hamilton SF - Void Trilogy
Our Broken Sky Sarah Harian UF - Chaos Theory Novella
Warriors of the Imperium Andy Hoare
Sarah Cawkwell
F - Warhammer 40,000
The Scorched Earth Drew Karpyshyn F - The Chaos Born 2
The Vampire's Wolf and The Resurrectionist Jenna Kernan
Sierra Woods
PNR
The Family Unit and Other Fantasies (e) Laurence Klavan F - Collection
The Godless Ben Peek F - Children 1
Once Dead Richard Phillips UF - Rho Agenda 1
The Quantum Thief (h2tp) Hannu Rajaniemi SF - Jean Le Flambeur 1
The Clockwork Sky, Volume Two Madeleine Rosca SP/Manga - Clockwork Sky 2
The Ripper Affair Lilith Saintcrow SPM - Bannon and Clare 3
Loyal Wolf and Immortal Obsession Linda O. Johnston
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
PNR
Bounty Hunter Code: From The Files of Boba Fett Daniel Wallace
Ryder Windham
Jason Fry
SF - Star Wars
Vampires: A Hunter's Guide Steve White
Mark McKenzie-Ray
H


August 20, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land: A Tor.Com Original Ruthanna Emrys F


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

F - Fantasy
H - Horror
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPM - Steampunk Mystery
UF - Urban Fantasy





The Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award Winners

Best Novel

Best Novella
  • Equoid”, Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)

Best Novelette

Best Short Story

Best Related Work

Best Graphic Story
  • “Time”, Randall Munroe (XKCD)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
  • Gravity, written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films; Warner Bros.)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere”, written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)

Best Editor, Short Form

Best Editor, Long Form
  • Ginjer Buchanan

Best Professional Artist

Best Semiprozine

Best Fanzine

Best Fancast

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Artist

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2012 or 2013, sponsored by Dell Magazines. (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards.)
*2nd year of eligibility.



Guest Blog by Max Gladstone - Place as character in the Craft Sequence - July 22, 2014


Please welcome Max Gladstone to The Qwillery. Full Fathom Five, the 3rd novel in the Craft Sequence, was published by Tor on July 15, 2014.



Guest Blog by Max Gladstone - Place as character in the Craft Sequence - July 22, 2014




Place as character in the Craft Sequence

A dragon lived in the woods near the school where I grew up.

A tall thin tree, maybe a cedar, had grown somehow bent into a V: its trunk curved down sharp ten feet above the ground and descended. Then it died, but stayed standing. Insects and rain chewed most of the down-angled slope to a thin rail. Above, where mandibles had not yet reached, the rail seemed to protrude from a long smiling mouth. A thick red knot above the mouth formed an eye. So: dragon.

I paid the dragon respects each time I passed on my way to the bluff. He seemed to appreciate it.

The magic of my adolescence was the magic of middle Tennessee, which is to say of trees and stone and hidden pools without obvious source. Every quarry had a body in it somewhere. Having moved south from Ohio, I could only remember the magic I'd left, of horizon-spanning Lakes and strange coolant towers, of freezing wind and freshwater hurricanes that tore the roofs off local high schools. Tennessee magic was softer and subtler, magic of shadows and green smells, of living things and unrestrained wild, of copses beyond which you'd find only deeper woods. In middle Tennessee, as in much of America, the door through the hedge leads to more hedge. The plateaus of my youth crossed state lines. Below them stretched horizons of patchwork farm country. Local magic was deep and squirrely, by turns vicious or oppressive as the heat, or liberating, terrifying: an orb weaver with a body the size of my fist suspended in the center of a clearing on a jeweled web anchored to trees ten yards apart.

All magic has its place, I guess is what I'm trying to say, and every place has its magic. Each person's relationship to and sense of that magic may differ, but the magic remains.

Writing fantasy, I try to understand the contours of a place's magic. If I don't, no system I create, no strange creatures I invite into a story, will feel at home within. Ted Chiang describes a magical worldview as one that supposes the world's in relationship with you—and in that sense place-magic absolutely exists, even if we don't want to give my experience of a place's magic any more reality than a sort of Feuerbachian projection of my own feelings about the place's feelings about me. But the sensation's real, and if we want to investigate definitions and layers of reality we'll be here through a philosophy thesis and into next year, so let's just assume that Achilles eventually crosses the finish line and magic—or a sort of it—exists.

When I create a setting, though—or knock a real setting over the back of the head and drag it off into fantasyland—I need to think carefully about the kind of magic the place I'm writing would possess. Dresediel Lex, the setting of my book TWO SERPENTS RISE, was a kind of LA / Beijing hybrid city, dry and dusty and hot and crystal, defined by its lack of water. It was afraid of fire and poison and moving earth. It loved the sun, and color, and dancing, and the ocean. It glanced hastily over its shoulder toward the seat of government. That shaped the magic—and the perspective appropriate to the book. Basically, my main character needed to be someone more at the mercy of his place's magic than in control of it.

In FULL FATHOM FIVE, my new book, I needed new magic—less desert and more island. I was lucky enough to be able to travel, and draw on old kayaking experience and a few years of working near a port, so beaches and forest and sea air were fresh to my memory. My island of Kavekana is a sort of financial services hub for the global magical economy, and does a brisk tourist trade to boot, which leaves the society sharply stratified and torn away from itself—and also shapes the magic of the place and characters' responses to it.

For more inspiration I studied millennialist "cargo cults," which make more sense the more you learn about them—as far as an observant Pacific Islander in the 19th century could tell, colonists received finished goods from their ancestors over the sea. Missionaries certainly weren't making those rifles themselves! (If we read "established capital" for "ancestors," which there's no reason we shouldn't because they're basically the same thing, the locals were 100% correct in their interpretation of observed phenomena!) Why weren't locals receiving cargo from their ancestors? Because their ancestors' shipments were being blocked, or even stolen! Perfectly logical. Not precisely right for the political situation on Kavekana, or the metaphysical background of the Craft Sequence in general, but a good reminder that local beliefs which seem silly to folks from an imperial culture often aren't silly at all. Also the history suggested a number of symbolic parallels with offshore banking, a subject I wanted to investigate anyway

So we have Kai, a freelance priestess whose job is to build lifeless idols that mimic the effects of gods, and Izza, a storyteller and leader of a band of kids who have built their own street mythology outside the supervision and control of the island's sanctioned priesthood. Local horrors are built of freedom and control, and the illusion of each in which the other hides. Characters' anxieties revolve around telling the truth or having their true face seen, accepting lies told and identities provided or rejecting both, around telling and hearing stories. The nation hovers on the blade of a knife, trying to chart an independent existence in a complicated and dangerous world.

I don't mean by all this to suggest that one must start with place first—I don't even mean that I always, or even ever, start with place alone. An idea or a character or a setting or a cool turn of phrase or whatever gets me writing is just the first stone on a multidimensional Go board, and as I continue the game (against who? I don't know her name exactly, but my adversary's patient and always grinning…) the walls and structures build and reinforce one another. But place-magic is an important corner of the board, and if I don't understand how it connects to everything else, I've at best lost myself territory, at worst created a group doomed to strangling death.

And on top of that, it's fun. Because when you ask places about their magic, you get to meet their dragons.





Full Fathom Five
Craft Sequence 3
Tor Books, July 15, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

Guest Blog by Max Gladstone - Place as character in the Craft Sequence - July 22, 2014
On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. Her creations aren’t conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshippers from other gods—perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her, she’s grievously injured—then sidelined from the business entirely, her near-suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability. But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss, her coworkers, and her ex-boyfriend call her crazy, and starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear—which will crush her, if Kai can't stop it first.

Full Fathom Five is the third novel set in Max Gladstone's addictive and compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead.




Previously in the Craft Sequence

Two Serpents Rise
Craft Sequence 2
Tor Books, April 29, 2014
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Previously released in Hardcover and eBook, October 29, 2013

Guest Blog by Max Gladstone - Place as character in the Craft Sequence - July 22, 2014
In Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone, shadow demons plague the city reservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc—casual gambler and professional risk manager—to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring and clever cliff runner, Crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him.

But Caleb has more than the demon infestation, Mal, or job security to worry about when he discovers that his father—the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechal terrorists—has broken into his home and is wanted in connection to the attacks on the water supply.

From the beginning, Caleb and Mal are bound by lust, Craft, and chance, as both play a dangerous game where gods and people are pawns. They sleep on water, they dance in fire...and all the while the Twin Serpents slumbering beneath the earth are stirring, and they are hungry.



Three Parts Dead
Craft Sequence 1
Tor Books, 336 pages
Trade Paperback, July 23, 2013
Previously released in Hardcover and eBook, October 2, 2012

Guest Blog by Max Gladstone - Place as character in the Craft Sequence - July 22, 2014
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart.

Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without Him, the metropolis’s steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot.

Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith.

When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb’s courts—and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and Alt Coulumb’s slim hope of survival.

Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few, craftsmen fly on lightning bolts, and gargoyles can rule cities, MAX GLADSTONE's Three Parts Dead introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.





About Max

Guest Blog by Max Gladstone - Place as character in the Craft Sequence - July 22, 2014
MAX GLADSTONE went to Yale, where he wrote a short story that became a finalist in the Writers of the Future competition. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Full Fathom Five is his third novel.










Website  ~  Twitter @maxgladstone  ~  Goodreads



The View From Monday - July 14, 2014


Happy Monday! Hope everyone is getting a lot of reading done. I'm getting my house ready for some renovations which has cut into my reading time a bit!


The View From Monday - July 14, 2014


There are 4 debuts this week:

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats 1) by Sebastien de Castell;

Invisible Beasts by Sharona Muir;

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent;

and

Tentyrian Legacy (Tentyrian Legacy 1) by Elise Walters.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors:

Red Rising by Pierce Brown will be published in Trade Paperback;

Seeders by A.J. Colucci;

and

Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence 3) by Max Gladstone.



July 15, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Half a King Joe Abercrombie F - Shattered Sea 1
Awaken (e) Lori Adams PNR - The Soulkeepers 2
Shifter's Claim Part II (e) A.C. Arthur PNR - Shadow Shifters
Little Dead Man Jake Bible H/Z/PA
Red Rising (h2tp) Pierce Brown SF - The Red Rising Trilogy 1
Knight Avenged Coreene Callahan PNR - Circle of Seven 2
Traitor's Blade (D) Sebastien de Castell F - Greatcoats 1
Seeders: A Novel A. J. Colucci SF
Winds of Salem (h2tp) Melissa de la Cruz UF - Witches of East End 3
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection Gardner R. Dozois (ed) SF - Anthology
Elderwood Manor (Kindle e) Christopher Fulbright
Angeline Hawkes
H
Full Fathom Five Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 3
Overlord David L. Golemon SF/Th - Event Group Thrillers 3
The Book of Life Deborah Harkness UF - All Souls Trilogy 3
Elegy on Kinderklavier Arna Bontemps Hemenway F/SF - Collection (Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature)
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice Tom Holt F/Hu
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - The Official Movie Novelization Alex Irvine SF
Fortune's Rising Sara King SF - Outer Bounds 1
Fist of Demetrius (h2tp) William King SF - Warhammer 40,000: The Macharian Crusade 2
Red As Blood: Tales from the Sisters Grimmer (Expanded Edition) Tanith Lee FT
Black Rook (e) Kelly Meade PNR - Cornerstone Run Trilogy 1
Invisible Beasts (D) Sharona Muir F/S
The House of Small Shadows Adam Nevill H
The Causal Angel Hannu Rajaniemi SF - Jean Le Flambeur 3
The Heavens Rise (h2tp) Christopher Rice F/P/H
Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks Justin Richards SF - Doctor Who
Help for the Haunted (h2tp) John Searles Sus
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows Tim Siedell SF - Star Wars
Red Winter Dan Smith Sus
The Crusader Road Michael A. Stackpole F - Pathfinder Tales
Echo Lake (D) Letitia Trent H
Last Orders Harry Turtledove AH - War That Came Early 6
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2 Gordon Van Gelder (ed) F/SF - Anthology
Tentyrian Legacy (D) Elise Walters F - Tentyrian Legacy 1
World of Trouble Ben Winters SF - The Last Policeman 3



July 16, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story: The Haunted Text Michael Cook M/Gh - Crime Files



D - Debut
e - eBook
ed - Editor
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback


AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
Gh - Ghosts
H - Horror
Hu - Humor
M - Mystery
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies


2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014


Here are upcoming books for some of the authors who were featured in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge.


Madeline Ashby

Company Town
Angry Robot Books, September 30, 2014 (US/Can and eBook)
    October2, 2014 (UK Print)
Trade Paperback and eBook
Cover Art by Erik Mohr

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014
They call it Company Town – a Family-owned city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes.

Meet Hwa. One of the few in her community to forego bio-engineered enhancements, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig. But she’s an expert in the arts of self-defence, and she’s been charged with training the Family’s youngest, who has been receiving death threats – seemingly from another timeline.

Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city’s stability – serial killer? Or something much, much worse..?

File Under: Science Fiction


Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Book Depository

Books-A-Million : IndieBound




Steve Bein

Disciple of the Wind
Fated Blades 3
Roc, April 7, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 496 pages
Cover Art by Chris McGrath

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014
LETHAL JUSTICE

When Tokyo falls victim to a deadly terrorist attack, Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro knows who is responsible, even if she doesn’t have proof. She urges her commanding officers to arrest the perpetrator—an insane zealot who was just released from police custody. When her pleas fall on deaf ears, she loses her temper and then her badge, as well as her best chance of fighting back.

Left on her own, and armed with only her cunning and her famed Inazuma blade, Mariko must work outside the system to stop a terrorist mastermind. But going rogue draws the attention of an underground syndicate known as the Wind. For centuries, they have controlled Japanese politics from the shadows, using mystical relics to achieve their nefarious ends—relics like Mariko’s own sword and the iron demon mask whose evil curse is bound to the blade. Now the Wind is set on acquiring Mariko.

Mariko is left with a perilous choice: Join an illicit insurgency to thwart a deadly villain, or remain true to the law. Either way, she cannot escape her sword’s curse. As sure as the blade will bring her to victory, it also promises to destroy her….





Stephen Blackmoore

Broken Souls
Eric Carter 2
DAW, August 5, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 272 pages
(description from Author's website)
Cover Art by Chris McGrath 

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014
Sister murdered, best friend dead, married to the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte. Necromancer Eric Carter’s return to Los Angeles hasn’t gone well, and it’s about to get even worse.

His link to the Aztec death goddess is changing his powers, changing him, and he’s not sure how far it will go. He’s starting to question his own sanity, wonder if he’s losing his mind. No mean feat for a guy who talks to the dead on a regular basis.

While searching for a way to break Santa Muerte’s hold over him, Carter finds himself the target of a psychopath who can steal anyone’s form, powers, and memories. Identity theft is one thing, but this guy does it by killing his victims and wearing their skins like a suit. He can be anyone. He can be anywhere.

Now Carter has to change the game—go from hunted to hunter. All he has for help is a Skid Row bruja and a ghost who’s either his dead friend Alex or the manifestation of Carter’s own guilt-fueled psychotic break.

Everything is trying to kill him. Nothing is as it seems. If all his plans go perfectly, he might survive the week.

He’s hoping that’s a good thing.





Kristen Callihan

Evernight
Darkest London 5
Forever, August 26, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014
Once the night comes . . . 
Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him-until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.

Love must cast aside the shadows
Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable-and she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.


Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Book Depository

Books-A-Million : IndieBound




Amanda Carlson

Red Blooded
Jessica McClain 4
Orbit, September 9, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014
Jessica is going to Hell.

After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn't have the power to stop.

Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But Hell is a whole new beast -- new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must figure out just how powerful she can be... or she will never make it out alive.

Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Book Depository

Books-A-Million : IndieBound




A.J. Colucci

Seeders
Thomas Dunne Books, July 15, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014
George Brookes is a brilliant but reclusive plant biologist living on a remote Canadian island.  After his mysterious death, the heirs to his estate arrive on the island, including his daughter Isabelle, her teenage children, and Jules Beecher, a friend and pioneer in plant neurobiology. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives.

As Jules begins investigating the laboratory and scientific papers left by George, he comes to realize that his mentor may have achieved a monumental scientific breakthrough: communication between plants and humans. Within days, the island begins to have strange and violent effects on the group, especially Jules who becomes obsessed with George’s journal, the strange fungus growing on every plant and tree, and horrible secrets that lay buried in the woods. It doesn’t take long for Isabelle to realize that her father may have unleashed something sinister on the island, a malignant force that’s far more deadly than any human. As a fierce storm hits and the power goes out, she knows they’ll be lucky to make it out alive.

A.J. Colucci masterfully weaves real science with horror to create a truly terrifying thriller, drawing from astonishing new discoveries about plants and exploring their eerie implications. Seeders is a feast of horror and suspense.





Max Gladstone

Full Fathom Five
Craft Sequence 3
Tor Books, July 15, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages
Cover Art by Chris McGrath

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - May 13, 2014
On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. Her creations aren’t conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshippers from other gods—perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her, she’s grievously injured—then sidelined from the business entirely, her near-suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability. But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss, her coworkers, and her ex-boyfriend call her crazy, and starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear—which will crush her, if Kai can't stop it first.

Full Fathom Five is the third novel set in Max Gladstone's addictive and compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead





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