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The View From Monday - April 28, 2014


Happy last Monday in April. Last week I read a terrific fantasy novel that is out much later in the year so I am not going to talk about it yet. I'm presently reading an SF The Forever Watch by David Ramirez, a debut that came out last week.  The next book on my list is a ZPoc caused by a virus (or that's what I think it is based on the description). I'll follow that with a thriller or maybe some steampunk.



The View From Monday - April 28, 2014



This is a fairly full release week with one debut:

The Blood of Alexander by Tom Wilde.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Warrior's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood 3) by Alexa Egan;

Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence 2) by Max Gladstone is out in Trade Paperback;

Night Child (Night 3) by Lisa Kessler;

Morningside Fall (Duskwalker Cycle 2) by Jay Posey;

and

Shanghai Sparrow by Gaie Sebold.




April 28, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Vengeance of the Hunter (e) Angela Highland F - Rebels of Adalonia 1
Night Child (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Night 3
Star Trek: The Original Series: Seasons of Light and Darkness (e) Michael A. Martin SF - Star Trek
Ladder to the Red Star (e) Jael Wye FTR/SFR - Once Upon a Red World



April 29, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Silver Mirrors A. A. Aguirre SP - Apparatus Infernum 2
Dragons Luck (tp2mm) Robert Asprin F  - Griffin McCandles 2
Little Knife: A Tor.Com Original (e) Leigh Bardugo F
The Kraken King Part III: The Kraken King and the Fox's Den (e) Meljean Brook SPR - Iron Seas
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - Lost Fleet 9
Earth Afire (h2mm) Orson Scott Card SF - First Formic War 1
Dark Serpent Kylie Chan UF - Celestial Battle Trilogy 1
The Churn (e) James S.A. Corey SF - Expanse Novella
Once Bitten, Twice Burned Cynthia Eden PNR - Phoenix Fire 2
Warrior's Curse Alexa Egan PHR - Imnada Brotherhood 3
Portal (ri) Eric Flint
Ryk E. Spoor
SF - Boundary 3
Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization Alan Dean Foster SF
Forged Jacquelyn Frank PNR - World of the Nightwalkers 4
Dragon Age: Asunder (tp2mm) David Gaider F - Dragon Age 3
Ink Mage Victor Gischler F
Two Serpents Rise (h2tp) Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 2
Darkest Flame Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 1
Darkest Flame: Part 4 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
The Tangled Bridge (tp2mm) Rhodi Hawk Th/P - Twisted Ladder 2
The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (tp2mm) Robert Kirkman
Jay Bonansinga
H - Walking Dead 4
Valour and Vanity Mary Robinette Kowal F - Glamourist Histories 4
Dreams of Lilacs Lynn Kurland PNR - De Piaget
Star Trek: The Original Series: Serpents in the Garden Jeff Mariotte SF - Star Trek
Drift (h2mm) Jon McGoran Th - Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins 1
The Greater Good (tp2mm) Sandy Mitchell F - Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain 9
Limits of Power (tp2mm) Elizabeth Moon F - Paladin's Legacy 4
Grunt Life Weston Ochse SF - Task Force Ombra 1
Fire of Stars and Dragons (e) Melissa Petreshock PNR
Peacemaker Marianne De Pierres SF - Peacemaker 1
Morningside Fall Jay Posey SF/Ap/PA - Duskwalker Cycle 2
Carpe Jugulum (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 23
The Fifth Elephant (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 24
Jingo (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 21
The Last Continent (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 22
Thornlost Melanie Rawn F - Glass Thorns 3
XOM-B Jeremy Robinson Th
Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition) Hiroshi Sakurazaka SF - All You Need Is Kill 1
Shanghai Sparrow Gaie Sebold SP
Burning Dawn Gena Showalter PNR - Angels of the Dark 3
How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) Kerrelyn Sparks PNR - Love at Stake 15
Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde (h2mm) Michael A. Stackpole F - World of Warcraft
The Redemption Engine James L. Sutter F - Pathfinder Tales
The Curse Breakers Denise Grover Swank UF - Curse Keepers 2
House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion (tp2mm) David Weber SF - Honor Harrington
Chimera (h2mm) David Wellington Th - Jim Chapel Missions 1
The Blood of Alexander (D) Tom Wilde Th
Sibs (ri) F. Paul Wilson H



April 30, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds Greg Bear (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
SF - Anthology
Greg Egan Karen Burnham SF - Modern Masters of Science Fiction
Elements Suzanne Church SF/F/H - Collection
The Book of Silverberg Gardner Dozois (ed)
William Schafer (ed)
SF - Anthology
Jack in the Green Charles de Lint F


D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue or Reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback

Ap - Apocalyptic
F - Fantasy
FTR - Fairy Tale Romance
H - Horror
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4


This is the fourth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) authors and their upcoming books for 2014. This update covers some of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge authors. Look for Part 5, covering more 2012 DAC authors, on The Qwillery later this week.


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


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4




Sharon Lynn Fisher

The Ophelia Prophecy
Tor Books, April 1, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4
Our world is no longer our own. We engineered a race of superior fighters - the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but destroyed us. In Sanctuary, some of us survive. Eking out our existence. Clinging to the past.

Some of us intend to do more than survive.

Asha and Pax - strangers and enemies - find themselves stranded together on the border of the last human city, neither with a memory of how they got there.

Asha is an archivist working to preserve humanity’s most valuable resource - information - viewed as the only means of resurrecting their society

Pax is Manti, his Scarab ship a menacing presence in the skies over Sanctuary, keeping the last dregs of humanity in check.

Neither of them is really what they seem, and what humanity believes about the Manti is a lie.

With their hearts and fates on a collision course, they must unlock each other's secrets and forge a bond of trust before a rekindled conflict pushes their two races into repeating the mistakes of the past.




Rhiannon Held

Reflected
Silver 3
Tor Books, February 18, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4
Rhiannon Held continues the secret lives of the werewolf packs that live and hunt alongside human society in Reflected, the third book of the series that began with her debut novel, Silver. Silver and her mate Andrew Dare are pack leaders of the entire North American werewolf population, and that makes the more traditional packs in Europe very nervous indeed. It’s getting hard to hide from human surveillance.

















Alex Hughes

Marked
Mindspace Investigation 3
Roc, April 1, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4
FORESEE NO EVIL.

Freelancing for the Atlanta PD isn’t exactly a secure career; my job’s been on the line almost as much as my life. But it’s a paycheck, and it keeps me from falling back into the drug habit. Plus, things are looking up with my sometimes-partner, Cherabino, even if she is still simmering over the telepathic Link I created by accident.

When my ex, Kara, shows up begging for my help, I find myself heading to the last place I ever expected to set foot in again—Guild headquarters—to investigate the death of her uncle. Joining that group was a bad idea the first time. Going back when I’m unwanted is downright dangerous.

Luckily, the Guild needs me more than they’re willing to admit. Kara’s uncle was acting strange before he died—crazy strange. In fact, his madness seems to be slowly spreading through the Guild. And when an army of powerful telepaths loses their marbles, suddenly it’s a game of life or death.…




Max Gladstone

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4
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.



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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4

The author shared this draft cover here.




Hanna Martine

Drowning in Fire
Elementals 3
Berkley, April 1, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4
Hidden in the Hawaiian islands, there is magic pure enough to heal a broken heart…

In his last audience with the Senatus, Griffin hoped to establish a connection between his water-wielding race and the other elementals. Instead, he found himself drawn into a forbidden affair with the Chimeran general Keko. When it ended in a storm of fire and ice, Griffin was banned from the Senatus and Keko was stripped of her status.

Just as Griffin is given a second chance to prove himself worthy of a Senatus seat, he gets a call from Keko. Despite how it ended between them, she wants to hear his voice one last time before embarking on a suicide mission to save her people and redeem her name.

Despite her good intentions, members of the Senatus want her stopped—and Griffin volunteers to go after her. As he tracks his former lover through the untamed Hawaiian wilderness, she leads him straight to the source of all fire magic. But will the intense power they discover draw them back together or destroy them both?




E.S. Moore

Blood from a Silver Cross
Kat Redding 4
eKensington, February 6, 2014
eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4
Trust is a dangerous business.

Some people still call Kat Redding by her hunter name: Lady Death. But she’s not eager to see more violence brought to her doorstep. The neverending tide of hungry supes and vicious humans doesn’t change the math—sooner or later Kat’s one-vamp battle against the nightmares that infest Columbus is going to leave her dead. And she has innocent people—well, a werewolf and a demon-summoner—depending on her now.

But when a rogue werewolf who’s opted out of the bloodbath is found crucified and mutilated with toxic silver, Kat knows she’ll be tangling again with the dangerous Pureblood murderers of the cult of the Left Hand. She already has an undead countess blackmailing her into taking out the city’s garbage and a demon playing with her head. Add to that her serious suspicions about changes at the house of her uneasy ally Jonathan Alucard, werewolf denmaster, and Kat might have finally gotten in danger so deep, not even Lady Death can survive…



Souls of the Damned
Kat Redding
eKensington, June 19, 2014
eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 4
Innocence is relative, and evil is damned hard to kill. . .

Kat Redding would love to take a break from the gruesome, dangerous work of hunting down rogue vampires and werewolves, battling for innocent lives. But there's no peace for Lady Death. Until Kat's young charge, Sienna, appears on her doorstep, escaped from the shadow-paradise of Delai. Sienna is weak, confused, desperate--human in the utmost. If Kat is going to have any hope of breaking the hold of Delai, she'll have to infiltrate the walls around the false sanctuary. And the only way she can do that is to trade in her battle-hardened, bloodthirsty vampire's body--for Sienna's human form.

With no weapons but her wits, Kat has to trust a demon, defeat an angel, and wrestle with her own rebel soul--because with all the fear and death she's conquered, no one has ever offered her another day under a warm yellow sun. . .



The View from Monday - October 28, 2013


Happy last Monday in October! Halloween is only 3 days away. I live in New England and after the last 2 years (early Nor'easter and then Superstorm Sandy) I am hoping that we have a quiet Halloween with no unusual weather.

I did not get much reading done this week. I do a lot of behind the scenes stuff at The Qwillery that is much too dull to talk about. I have a huge TBR and too many books that I want to read all at once. I'm finishing up some reviews that need to be written.  I'm also working on New York Comic Con posts and more, including the November genre release list. By genre I mean speculative fiction, horror, PNR, etc. You actually know what I mean by 'genre fiction' if you've been reading the blog for a while.


The View from Monday - October 28, 2013

On Saturday, I took photos at the Halloween ComicFest at my local comic shop. Legends of Superheros. There were Free Comics (of course) and three guests - artist Dave Meikis, artist T.C. Ford, and author Alex Giannini.  I picked up a copy of Alex's book - Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World. It is beautifully illustrated by Abigail Larson. I also picked up Thomas who is a teddy bear featured in the book. I'll be interviewing Alex soon!

The View from Monday - October 28, 2013


And now on to this week's genre releases!


The View from Monday - October 28, 2013



There are two debuts this week:

The Faceless One by Mark Onspaugh;

and

The Eidolon by Libby McGugan


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

The Deaths of Tao (Lives of Taw 2) by Wesley Chu;

Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence 2) by Max Gladstone;

and

The Prince of Lies (Night's Masque 3) by Anne Lyle.


October 28, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Vampire Games (e) Tiffany Allee PNR - From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency 4
Ghosts of Kinston Cottage (e) Libby Bishop PNR
Trancehack (e) Sonya Clark FR - Magic Born 1
Realm Walker (e) Kathleen Collins FR - Realm Walker 1
Ghosts of the Falls (e) Sarah Gilman PNR
Less Than Perfect (e) Kelly Jensen PaR
Bad Cop (e) Angela McAlister PNR
Four Weddings and a Werewolf (e) Kristin Miller PNR - Seattle Wolf Pack 2
Battle Scars (e) Sheryl Nantus PNR - Blood of the Pride 4
The Faceless One (D) (e) Mark Onspaugh H
Rusted Veins (e) Jaye Wells UF - Sabina Kane Novella



October 29, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth Stephen Jones (ed) H/W - Anthology
Kiss the Night Goodbye (ri) Keri Arthur PNR - Nikki and Michael 4
Dream London Tony Ballantyne UF
Allegiance Beth Bernobich F - River of Souls 3
Katabasis Joseph Brassey
Cooper Moo
Mark Teppo
Angus Trim
F - Mongoliad Cycle 4
Dreams and Shadows (h2tp) C. Robert Cargill UF
After Moonrise (tp2mm) P.C. Cast
Gena Showalter
PNR - Possessed / Haunted
The Deaths of Tao Wesley Chu SF - Tao 2
Rising Sun (h2mm) Robert Conroy AH
Abyss Deep Ian Douglas SF - Star Corpsman 2
Two Serpents Rise Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 2
Midnight's Promise Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors 8
Midnight's Promise: Part 4 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors
Parasite Mira Grant Th/H/Z
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire
Ever After (h2mm) Kim Harrison UF - Rachel Morgan 11
Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years Marcus Hearn SF - Doctor Who
Black Heart Christina Henry UF - Black Wings 6
A Study in Darkness Emma Jane Holloway SP/M - Baskerville Affair 2
Hellhound Nancy Holzner UF - Deadtown 5
Darkship Renegades (tp2mm) Sarah A. Hoyt SF - Darkship 2
Dead Set Richard Kadrey DF
Annihilation (h2mm) Drew Karpyshyn SF - Star Wars: The Old Republic
The Clone Assassin Steven L. Kent SF - Rogue Clone 9
Big Bad Beast (tp2mm) Shelly Laurenston PNR - Pride Stories 6
The Influence Bentley Little H
Devilishly Wicked Kathy Love PNR - Devilish 3
The Prince of Lies Anne Lyle F - Night's Masque 3
Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses David Mack SF - Start Trek
George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set George R.R. Martin F - Game of Thrones
Wild Cards II: Aces High (tp2mm) George R.R. Martin (ed) SF - Anthology
The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister George R.R. Martin F
The Cassandra Project (h2mm) Jack McDevitt
Mike Resnick
SF/Th
The Eidolon (D) Libby McGugan SF
Imager's Battalion (h2mm) L. E. Modesitt F - Imager Portfolio 6
Accidentally In Love With...A God? Mimi Jean Pamfiloff PNR - Accidentally Yours 1
Lords and Ladies (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 14
Men at Arms (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 15
Small Gods (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 13
Soul Music (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 16
Dark Witch Nora Roberts PNR - Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy 1
Heartwood Freya Robertson F - Heartwood 1
Defender Mike Shepherd F - Kris Longknife 11
Descending Son Scott Shepherd H
Archangel's Legion Nalini Singh PNR - Guild Hunter 6
The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life (h2tp) Noble Smith Humor
True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires Gianna Sobol
Michael McMillian
UF - True Blood
Kiss of Revenge Debbie Viguie PNR - Kiss Trilogy 3
The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett Daniel Wallace
Ryder Windham
Jason Fry
SF - Star Wars



October 30, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Brimstone and Marmalade: A Tor.Com Original (e) Aaron Corwin UF



October 31, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Balfour and Meriwether in The Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs Daniel Abraham F
Robinson Crusoe on Zombie Island Daniel Defoe
Ivan Fanti
Mu/Z
The Night Boat Robert McCammon H
The Monkey's Other Paw: Revived Classic Stories of Dread and the Dead Luis Ortiz (ed) H - Anthology



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

AH - Alternate History
DF - Dark Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
H - Horror
M - Mystery
Mu - Mashup
PaR - Post Apocalyptic Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
UF - Urban Fantasy
Th - Thriller
W - Weird
Z - Zombies

The View From Monday - July 22, 2013


Happy Monday! Hope that everyone has a terrifically good week with time to read. 



The View From Monday - July 22, 2013



This is a relatively light release week. There is one debut:

The Age of Ice by J. M. Sidorova.  There is a free eBook, The Colors of Cold: A New Story from the Age of Ice (Scribner, 6/27/13) that includes an excerpt from the novel. Get the eBook at Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, B&N, iTunes, and Kobo.


And out from a previously featured DAC author:

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone will be available in Trade Paperback.




July 22, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Never Deal with Dragons (e) Lorenda Christensen PNR
Kiss of Venom (e) Jennifer Estep UF - Elemental Assassin Novella



July 23, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Agenda 21 Glenn Beck
Harriet Parke
PA/Th
Carniepunk Rachel Caine
Jennifer Estep
Kevin Hearne
Seanan McGuire
Rob Thurman and more
UF - Anthology
Interrupt Jeff Carlson SF/Th
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection  Gardner Dozois (ed) SF - Anthology
Three Parts Dead (h2tp) Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 1
The Beast House (Kindle e) (ri) Richard Laymon H - Beast House Chronicles 2
King Arthur Daniel Mersey Myths and Legends
Forged in Fire (h2tp) J. A. Pitts UF - Sarah Jane Beauhall 3
The Other Place, and Other Stories of the Same Sort (ri) J. B. Priestley Su/Weird - Collection
The Age of Ice (D) J. M. Sidorova F
The Waterlord (ri / Kindle e) Dawn Thompson PHR
Coup d'Etat (h2tp) Harry Turtledove AH - War That Came Early 4
Two Fronts Harry Turtledove AH - War That Came Early 5
The Black Prism (ri) Brent Weeks F - Lightbringer 1
Chimera David Wellington SF/Th - Jim Chapel Mission 1
Dead Winter (mm2tp) Clint Werner F - Time of Legends: Black Plague Trilogy 1
Blighted Empire Clint Lee Werner F - Time of Legends: Black Plague Trilogy 2


D - Debut
e - eBook
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
mm2tp - Mass Market to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 7

What are the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Authors up to in 2013?  This is the seventh in a series of posts.

See Part 1 here.
See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 here.
See Part 4 here.
See Part 5 here.
See Part 6 here.
See Part 8 here.
See Part 9 here.
See Part 10 here.
See Part 11 here.
See Part 12 here.



Ania Ahlborn

The Shuddering
47North, June 18, 2013
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 294 pages

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 7
Ryan Adler and his twin sister, Jane, spent their happiest childhood days at their parents’ mountain Colorado cabin—until divorce tore their family apart. Now, with the house about to be sold, the Adler twins gather with their closest friends for one last snowboarding-filled holiday. While commitment-phobic Ryan gazes longingly at Lauren, wondering if his playboy days are over, Jane’s hopes of reconciling with her old boyfriend evaporate when he brings along his new fiancée. As drama builds among the friends, something lurks in the forest, watching the cabin, growing ever bolder as the snow falls…and hunger rises.

After a blizzard leaves the group stranded, the true test of their love and loyalty begins as the hideous creatures outside close in, one bloody attack at a time. Now Ryan, Jane, and their friends must fight—tooth and nail, bullet and blade—for their lives. Or else surrender to unspeakable deaths in the darkened woods.




Madeline Ashby

iD
Machine Dynasty 2
Angry Robot, June 25, 2013 (US/Can Print / eBook); July 4, 2013 (UK Print)
Trade Paperback and eBook

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 7
Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.

Javier’s quest takes him from Amy’s island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation… or death.

File Under: Science Fiction [ vN2 | Island in the Streams | Failsafe No More | The Stepford Solution ]




Steve Bein

Year of the Demon
Fated Blades 2
Roc Trade, October 1, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 7
A MASK OF DESTRUCTION

Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan’s elite Narcotics unit—and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he’ll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask—or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields.

The secret of this mask originated hundreds of years before Mariko was born, and over time the mask’s power has evolved to bend its owner toward destruction, stopping at nothing to obtain Inazuma steel. Mariko’s fallen sensei knew much of the mask’s hypnotic power and of its mysterious link to a murderous cult. Now Mariko must use his notes to find the mask before the cult can bring Tokyo to its knees—and before the underboss decides her time is up....




Alexa Egan

Shadow's Curse
Imnada Brotherhood 2
Pocket Books, September 24, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 7
The second novel in the dark and sexy Imnada Brotherhood trilogy featuring shape- shifters in Regency-era England.

Suffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape-shifter, David St. Leger, stalks the London nights in the form of a large black wolf, channeling his desperate rage on thieves and murderers. But when he’s captured by the very woman he sought to rescue, he’s thrown into the magical and dangerous world of the Other—half human, half-Fey, and one of the Imnada’s ancient enemies.

Forced by her half-brother to use her gift of necromancy as a money-making scheme, Callista Hawthorne wants only to flee to her aunt in Scotland where she’ll be safe. Considering David her last hope, she offers him a deal—freedom in exchange for his protection on the long journey north.

Now in a race for their lives, Other and Imnada must put aside centuries of animosity and work together if they are to overcome the dark forces intent on stopping them before they reach safety. For Callista is far more powerful than she knows, and with her help and her love, David may finally be able to break the curse of the Imnada…




Max Gladstone

Two Serpents Rise
Craft Sequence 2
Tor Books, October 29, 2013
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the 2012 Debut Authors in 2013? - Part 7
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.


2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - October 2012

PLEASE NOTE: The votes have been completely restored! The results stand.


It's time for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for October 2012!




As part of this year's Debut Author Challenge I thought it would be fun for you to choose a favorite cover from each month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2012 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is released in the US.

You have 12 novels to choose from in October!
































































Interview with Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead - October 5, 2012

Please welcome Max Gladstone to The Qwillery as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. Three Parts Dead was published on October 2, 2012.  You may read Max's Guest Blog - The Agony and Ecstasy of Send - here.



Interview with Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead - October 5, 2012


TQ:  Welcome to The Qwillery!

Max:  Thanks! Happy to be here.


TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Max:  My lawyer friends encourage me not to mention the human sacrifice, so I'll go with "writing on the move." I'm busy—day job, fencing, travel, active social life—so I had to get used to writing whenever and wherever I could find time. I wrote Three Parts Dead on an AlphaSmart Neo (sort of like a graphing calculator with a keyboard attached, 800 hours of battery life), on subways, during coffee breaks, in bars, early morning at cheap hotels—wherever I could scrape a few minutes together.


TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Max:  Roger Zelazny is a huge influence. Lord of Light was one of the first sci-fi books I fell in love with. I must have read it 14 times as I was growing up. I snatch up every Zelazny book I can find, and by now I have a long bookshelf full of his work, including the excellent NESFA 6-volume set of short stories. Robin McKinley's Hero and the Crown was another pivot around which my young reading life revolved. I read that book so many times in fifth and sixth grade that when I left for middle school, the librarian gave me her copy. I also love and regularly return to Ursula K LeGuin's Earthsea books. (Haven't re-read those in a few years, though—time to dive back in!) I can't praise Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles enough, either. Vivid, crystalline writing, page-turner plots, complex characters who reveal themselves layer by layer as the series progresses, and enough research to make a team of Cambridge grad students go blind. Her books were the first I ever read that demanded I slow down enough to appreciate the writing. I owe her an immense debt for that.

I've already gone on for a while, but the full list would have to include Dan Simmons, John Crowley, Frank Herbert, and John Steinbeck, who I've been reading a lot of recently.


TQ:   Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Max:  I'm more pantser than a plotter, but I don't feel wedded to either camp. I start working with a few images fresh in my mind: scraps of character, setting, line, dramatic moments and turning points that the rest of the story drives toward. Is that a plot? Not really. More like the spine of one. Then I write desperately & expansively for about 30,000 words or so—or the first third of the target length, if I'm working on a short story. Then I step back, examine what I've done so far, and determine how various threads connect. The rest of the book is the weaving, knotting, and tying. At key stages, I'll reconsider, maybe scrap elements of the outline I'm working on, change terms, figure out what needs to happen next.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's sort of like Agile development methodology applied to a one-person project: you know your goals, you work toward them, and you keep checking back in with yourself to see how the project's developed and changed since the last meeting. Allows for more flexibility and creativity. But, then, everyone's different.


TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Max:  I love writing, but every book I write, about 2/3 of the way through, like clockwork I have that hour of the wolf, when I'm convinced nothing I've written works. I'm wrong, but that doesn't help. So, that's a challenge. The other big challenge is changing from writing mode to editing mode: the shift from development to obsessive detail-mongering.


TQ:  Describe Three Parts Dead in 140 characters or less.

Max:  A god has died, and Tara, first year associate in an international necromancy firm, must bring Him back to life before His city falls apart. (A three-word longer version of this pitch actually got me my agent.)


TQ:  What inspired you to write Three Parts Dead?

Max:  In 2008, after two years teaching in rural China, I moved back to the States just as the economy stumbled into a meat grinder. My girlfriend (now my wife) was in law school, and I was looking for work; the collapse was a cold welcome back to urban American society, and I watched it evolve as I handed out resumes.

The sun shone, birds flew, the breeze smelled sweet, but you could see fear in the news anchors’ eyes. AIG failed. My wife’s professors started taking leaves of absence to help stem the crisis. An invisible war was being fought on a realm most of us could barely comprehend, fought by ostensibly immortal ‘persons’ without physical form, in whom hundreds of thousands of human beings had invested their lives and dreams.

These are gods, I thought, after a fashion. Pagan gods. And they’re dying.

So I decided to write a book about that.


TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Three Parts Dead?

Max:  I was lucky enough to be living with law students, and close to some of the great centers of legal learning in America. I talked with people about their lives and work; I attended lectures on the crisis, and about possible remedies. I paid more attention to what my friends who worked in Manhattan said about their jobs. I read broadly about the economy and its last hundred years or so of development. And once I had a pretty good picture of how everything worked, I threw most of it out and wrote a book.


TQ:   What is the oddest bit of information that you came across in your research?

Max:  The more I came to learn about bankruptcy, the more I realized it worked like necromancy: you take a dead thing, protect it with magic circles, chop it up, rewire it according to your dread purpose, and then, when your work is done, you hook up the lightning rods and tell Igor to get cranking. That image was the seed around which the rest of the book crystallized.


TQ:  Tell us something about Three Parts Dead that is not in the book description.

Max:  Tara's boss, Ms. Kevarian is one of my favorite characters. Tara's taking the first steps of her journey to become a master Craftswoman; Ms. Kevarian has walked that road, and been transformed in the process. She's a window into the power, and the loss, that comes from a career of working with Powers Humankind Was Not Meant To Comprehend.


TQ:  Who was the easiest character to write and why? Hardest and why?

Max:  Tara was probably the easiest character to write. I know a ton of people in that stage of their life: ambitious folks starting the careers for which they've spent years preparing, and wondering whether they've chosen the right path. No character was particularly difficult to write, though I had a harder time getting into the heads of characters who were older, and those who were convinced of their position's rightness.


TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Three Parts Dead?

Max:   There's one scene early in the book, where Tara encounters an obstacle, and she almost shrugs, leaves, and goes on with her work and life—a decision that would have drastically changed the direction of the story. I like that scene because it's such a character moment. There's no need for her to press on. She does because she wants to, because someone's tried to stop her and she won't let them, and for a host of other internal reasons.


TQ:  What's next?

Max:   I've already written another book in the Craft sequence—Two Serpents Rise is due out next summer. That book expands the world, introduces new characters, and develops a number of the themes of Three Parts Dead. I'm about to start another book in the sequence, which will connect characters from the first two books; in my spare time, I'm working with a good friend on a webcomic project I hope will debut sometime around the new year, and writing a short story for an anthology. Life's the kind of busy I love: lots of creative projects, and freedom to pursue them all.


TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Max:  My pleasure!




Three Parts Dead

Three Parts Dead
Craft 1
Tom Doherty Associates / Tor Books, October 2, 2012
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

Interview with Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead - October 5, 2012
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, Three Parts Dead introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.




About Max

Max’s novel Three Parts Dead will be published by Tor Books in October.

Max has taught in southern Anhui, wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat, and been thrown from a horse in Mongolia. Max graduated from Yale University, where he studied Chinese.

Website : Twitter : Goodreads

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts

There are 12 debuts for October.  Please note that I use the publisher's publication date in the United States, not copyright dates or non-US publication dates.

The October debut authors and their novels are listed in alphabetical order by author (not book title or publication date). Pick one or more and let us know in the comments which one(s) you'll be reading. If I've missed any, let me know in the comments.

Take a good look at the covers. Voting for your favorite October cover for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place later this month. Please note that the cover for Dead Spots is not final.



Wild Girls 
Author: Mary Stuart Atwell
Publisher:  Scribner, October 16, 2012
Format:  Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages
Price:  $25.00 (print)
ISBN:  9781451683271 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Daringly imagined, atmospheric, and original, Wild Girls is an exhilarating debut—part coming-of-age story and part supernatural tale about girls learning their own strength.

Kate Riordan fears two things as she grows up in the small Appalachian town of Swan River: that she’ll be a frustrated townie forever or that she’ll turn into one of the mysterious and terrifying wild girls, killers who start fires and menace the community. Struggling to better her chances of escaping, Kate attends the posh Swan River Academy and finds herself divided between her hometown—and its dark history—and the realm of privilege and achievement at the Academy. Explosive friendships with Mason, a boy from the wrong side of town, and Willow, a wealthy and popular queen bee from school, are slowly pulling her apart. Kate must decide who she is and where she belongs before she wakes up with cinders at her fingertips.

Mary Stewart Atwell has written a novel that is at once funny and wise and stunningly inventive. Her wild girls are strange and fascinating creatures—a brilliant twist on the anger teenage girls can feel at their powerlessness—and a promise of the great things to come from this young writer.




Daughter of the Sword
Author:  Steve Bein
Series: Fated Blades
Publisher:  Roc, October 2, 2012
Format:  Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages
Price:  $16.00 (print)
ISBN9780451464774 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the only female detective in the city’s most elite police unit, she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. While she wants to track down a rumored cocaine shipment, he gives her the least promising case possible. But the case—the attempted theft of an old samurai sword—proves more dangerous than anyone on the force could have imagined.

The owner of the sword, Professor Yasuo Yamada, says it was crafted by the legendary Master Inazuma, a sword smith whose blades are rumored to have magical qualities. The man trying to steal it already owns another Inazuma—one whose deadly power eventually comes to control all who wield it. Or so says Yamada, and though he has studied swords and swordsmanship all his life, Mariko isn’t convinced.

But Mariko’s skepticism hardly matters. Her investigation has put her on a collision course with a curse centuries old and as bloodthirsty as ever. She is only the latest in a long line of warriors and soldiers to confront this power, and even the sword she learns to wield could turn against her.




Only Superhuman

Author: Christopher L. Bennett
Publisher:  Tor, October 16, 2012
Format:  Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages
Price:  $24.99 (print)
ISBN:  9780765332295 (print)
(First Original Novel)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
2107 AD: A generation ago, Earth and the cislunar colonies banned genetic and cybernetic modifications. But out in the Asteroid Belt, anything goes. Dozens of flourishing space habitats are spawning exotic new societies and strange new varieties of humans. It’s a volatile situation that threatens the peace and stability of the entire solar system.

Emerald Blair is a Troubleshooter. Inspired by the classic superhero comics of the twentieth century, she’s joined with other mods to try to police the unruly Asteroid Belt. But her loyalties are tested when she finds herself torn between rival factions of superhumans with very different agendas. Emerald wants to put her special abilities to good use, but what do you do when you can’t tell the heroes from the villains?

Only Superhuman is a rollicking hard-SF adventure set in a complex and fascinating future.




The Dead of Winter
Author: Lee Collins
Publisher:  Angry Robot, October 30, 2012 (US/Canada)
Format:  Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages
Price:  $7.99 (print)
ISBN978-0-85766-272-9 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Cora and her husband hunt things – things that shouldn’t exist.

When the marshal of Leadville, Colorado, comes across a pair of mysterious deaths, he turns to Cora to find the creature responsible. But if Cora is to overcome the unnatural tide threatening to consume the small town, she must first confront her own tragic past as well as her present.

A stunning supernatural novel that will be quickly joined by a very welcome sequel, She Returns From War, in February 2013.

File Under: Dark Fantasy [ Winter Chill | Small Town Blues | Dead Reckoning | Sharp Shooter ]




Ironskin
Author: Tina Connolly
Publisher:  Tor, October 2, 2012
Format:  Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages
Price:  $24.99 (print)
ISBN:  9780765330598 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.

It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain -- the ironskin.

When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a "delicate situation" -- a child born during the Great War -- Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help.

Teaching the unruly Dorie suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn't expect to fall for the girl's father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her own scars, and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio...and come out as beautiful as the fey.

Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things is true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of her new life -- and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.




Portlandtown
Author: Rob DeBorde
Series: The Oregon WyldesOctober 16, 2012
Format:  Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages
Price:  $15.99 (print)
ISBN:  9781250006646 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Welcome to Portlandtown, where no secret is safe---not even those buried beneath six feet of Oregon mud.

Joseph Wylde isn’t afraid of the past, but he knows some truths are better left unspoken. When his father-in-law’s grave-digging awakens more than just ghosts, Joseph invites him into their home hoping that a booming metropolis and two curious grandtwins will be enough to keep the former marshal out of trouble. Unfortunately, the old man’s past soon follows, unleashing a terrible storm on a city already knee deep in floodwaters. As the dead mysteriously begin to rise, the Wyldes must find the truth before an unspeakable evil can spread across the West and beyond.




Ghost Planet
Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher
Publisher:  Tor, October 30, 2012
Format:  Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages
Price:  $7.99 (print)
ISBN:  9780765368973 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world—a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one. But she never expected she'd struggle with the requirement to shun these "ghosts." She never expected to be so attracted to the charming Irishman assigned as her supervisor. And she certainly never expected to discover she died in a transport crash en route to the planet.

As a ghost, Elizabeth is symbiotically linked to her supervisor, Murphy—creator of the Ghost Protocol, which forbids him to acknowledge or interact with her. Confused and alone—oppressed by her ghost status and tormented by forbidden love—Elizabeth works to unlock the secrets of her own existence.

But her quest for answers lands her in a tug-of-war between powerful interests, and she soon finds herself a pawn in the struggle for control of the planet…a struggle that could separate her forever from the man that she loves.




Three Parts Dead
Author: Max Gladstone
Publisher:  Tor, October 2, 2012
Format:  Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages
Price:  $24.99 (print)
ISBN:  9780765333100 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
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, Three Parts Dead introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.




Phoebe and the Ghost of Chagall
Author:  Jill Koenigsdorf
Publisher:  MacAdam/Cage, October 26, 2012
Format:  Hardcover, 380 pages
Price:  $24.00 (print)
ISBN:  9781596923836 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Phoebe is an artist making very little money designing wine labels for a winery in Sonoma. Her house is in foreclosure, she’s divorced, turning forty, and beleaguered on every front. Enter Marc Chagall’s ghost, visible only to her, who appears to help her retrieve one of his own paintings that Phoebe’s father found during the liberation of France. Meant for Phoebe and her mother, the painting never made it into their hands. In this debut comic novel, Phoebe and Chagall hunt down the painting in the South of France with help from a cast of characters including two sisters who are witches, a San Francisco Art dealer, and a misguided French innkeeper. Their snooping also leads Chagall to a few out of the hundred paintings that went missing during his lifetime. With skill and tension this book pits characters who appreciate art for its beauty against black market art dealers, evil collectors, and the mysterious German pawn hired to deliver the goods.




The Witch of Babylon
Author: D.J. McIntosh
Series: Mesopotamian Trilogy
Publisher:  Forge, 2012
Format:  Hardcover and eBook, 416 pages
Price:  $25.00 (print)
ISBN:  9780765333667 (print)
US Debut

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Out of the searing heat and sandstorms of the infamous summer of 2003 in Baghdad comes The Witch of Babylon, a gripping story rooted in ancient Assyrian lore and its little-known but profound significance for the world.

John Madison is a Turkish-American art dealer raised by his much older brother, Samuel, a mover and shaker in New York's art world. Caught between his brother's obsession with saving a priceless relic looted from Iraq's National Museum and a deadly game of revenge staged by his childhood friend, John must solve a puzzle to find the link between a modern-day witch and an ancient one.

Aided by Tomas, an archaeologist, and Ari, an Iraqi photojournalist—two men with their own secrets to hide—John races against time to decipher a biblical prophecy that leads to the dark history behind the science of alchemy. Kidnapped by villainous fortune hunters, John is returned to Iraq, where a fabulous treasure trove awaits discovery—if he can stay alive long enough to find it.

International thriller-writing sensation D. J. McIntosh makes her American debut with The Witch of Babylon.




Dead Spots
Author: Melissa Olson
Series: Scarlett Bernard
Publisher:  47North, October 30, 2012
Format:  Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook
Price:  $14.95 (print)
ISBN:  978-1612185590 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
COVER NOT FINAL
Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of all traces of the paranormal to keep humanity, and the LAPD, in the dark.

But one night Scarlett’s late arrival to a grisly murder scene reveals her agenda and ends with LAPD’s Jesse Cruz tracking her down to strike a deal: he’ll keep quiet about the undead underworld if she helps solve the case. Their pact doesn’t sit well with Dash, the city’s chief bloodsucker, who fears his whole vampire empire is at stake. And when clues start to point to Scarlett, it’ll take more than her unique powers to catch the real killer and clear her name.




Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead
Author:  Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon
Publisher:  Chronicle Books, October 3, 2012
Format:  Trade Paperback, 222 pages
Price:  $14.95 (print)
ISBN: 9781452108032 (print)

2012 Debut Author Challenge - October 2012 Debuts
Imagine being trapped aboard the doomed Titanic on an icy Atlantic. . . with the walking dead. This fast-paced thriller reimagines the historical events of the fateful Titanic voyage through the lens of zombie mayhem. Captain Edward Smith and his inner circle desperately try to contain a weaponized zombie virus smuggled on board with the 2,200 passengers sailing to New York. Faced with an exploding population of lumbering, flesh-hungry undead, Smith’s team is forced into bloody hand-to-hand combat down the narrow halls of the huge steamer. In its few short days at sea, the majestic Titanic turns into a Victorian bloodbath, steaming at top speed toward a cold, blue iceberg. A creepy, tense pageturner, Deck Z will thrill zombie fans and Titanic buffs alike.

The View From Monday - October 1, 2012

The View From Monday - October 1, 2012


Happy first Monday in October. 30 days until Halloween!

This week at The Qwillery - Interviews with or Guest Blogs by Tina Connolly (Ironskin), Steve Bein (Daughter of the Sword), Sharon Lynn Fisher (Ghost Planet), Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead) and Jacqueline Carey (Dark Currents).

There are many books both print and digital out this week. You may print a shopping list if you'd like by clicking HERE and then printing the PDF.



October 1, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
The Culture Boxed SetIain M. BanksSF
His Vampyrrhic BrideSimon ClarkH
More Than MidnightBrian James FreemanH
Moon (ri)James HerbertH
Sepulchre (ri)James HerbertH
The Shadowy Horses (ri)Susanna KearsleyHist/PN
Zombie, IllinoisScott KenemoreH
After the Fall (e) (ri)Morgan O'NeillPNR/TT - Roman Time Travel 2
Her Vampire Lover (e)Caridad PineiroPNR
A Jaguar's Kiss (e)Katie ReusPNR
The Gospel of UsOwen SheersH
Savage HungerTerry SpearPNR - Shifter 1
The Wildside Book of Fantasy: 20 Great Tales of Fantasy (e)Gene Wolfe, et al.F - Anthology


October 2, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
Firestorm Taylor AndersonSF - Destroyermen 6
Mate ClaimedJennifer AshleyPNR - Shifters Unbound 4
Wicked WhispersNina BangsPNR - Castle of Dark Dreams 6
Daughter of the Sword (D)Steve BeinUF - Fated Blades 1
Deadly PatternsMelissa BourbonPCM - A Dressmaker's Mystery 3
Between Two FiresChristopher BuehlmanF
Tarnished KnightJack CampbellSF - Lost Stars 1
Dark CurrentsJacqueline CareyUF - Agent of Hel 1
Fury's KissKaren ChanceUF - Dorina Basarab 3
Ironskin (D)Tina ConnollyF/G
Ember's KissDeborah CookePNR - Dragonfire 8 
The Mysterious Madam Morpho (e)Delilah S. DawsonPNR - Blud Novella
Wild Hearts in Atlantis (e)Alyssa DayPNR - Warriors of Poseidon Novella
Pirate CinemaCory DoctorowSF
Night & DemonsDavid DrakeH
The Fallen BoysAaron DriesH
The Greatcoat: A Ghost StoryHelen DunmoreGS
Phantom ShadowsDianne DuvallPNR - Immortal Guardians 3
SkarletThomas EmsonH - Vampire Trinity 1
CatalystBrian EvensonH/SF - Dead Space 2
NightwhereJohn EversonH
Daniel Ironstone and the Legend of EraLeonRoderick FarmerF
Dark StormChristine FeehanPNR - Dark 23
1635: Papal StakesEric FlintAH - Ring of Fire 15
Edge of OblivionJ.T. GeissingerPNR - Night Prowler 2
Three Parts Dead (D)Max GladstoneUF
After the King (ri)Martin H. Greenberg
Jane Yolen (eds)
F - Anthology
Peaches for Father FrancisJoanne Harris FR
RevelationErica HayesPNR - Seven Signs 1
Ghosts of MemoriesBarb HendeeUF - Vampire Memories 5
The Essential Reader's Companion: Star WarsPablo HidalgoSF - Star Wars
Death's RivalFaith HunterUF - Jane Yellowrock 5
Sand Witches in the HamptonsCelia JeromeUF - Willow Tate 5
Shifting Plains (ri)Jean JohnsonFR - Sons of Destiny Prequel
The Book of Cthulhu 2Ross Lockhart (ed)H - Anthology
The Brain Eater's Bible: Sound Advice for the Newly Reanimated ZombieJ.D. McGhoul with
Pat Kilbane
Hu/Z
Changes (h2mm)Mercedes LackeyF - Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles 3
Redoubt: BookMercedes LackeyF - Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles 4
London EyeTIm LebbonF/PA - Toxic City 1
Daughter of EvilNile J. LimbaughH
Little Star: A NovelJohn Ajvide LindqvistH
Kissed by DarknessShéa MacLeodPNR - Sunwalker Saga 1
Out of Oz (ri)Gregory MaguireF - Wicked Years 4
Voices From The Other SideBrandon Massey (ed)H - Anthology
Warrior's Last Gift (e)Melissa MayhuePNR
Hitchers (h2tp)Will McIntoshH
The Ninth Circle (h2mm)R. M. MeluchSF - Tour of the Merrimack 5
Merge / DiscipleWalter MosleySF - Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion
Songs of Love and Darkness (e)Mary Jo Putney
Carrie Vaughn
Yasmine Galenorn
M.L.N. Hanover
Lisa Tuttle
PNR
The Tainted CityCourtney SchaferF - The Shattered Sigil 2
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour BookstoreRobin SloanF
PassengerAndrew SmithH/F
Mixed SignalsJane TeshM/PE - Grace Street Mystery 2
Werewolf in DenverVicki Lewis ThompsonPNR - Wild About You 4
The Fall (ri)Guillermo Del Toro
Chuck Hogan
H - Strain Trilogy 2
HALO: The Thursday WarKaren TravissSF
Building a Better MonsterChristopher TreagusH
The Complete Tolkien CompanionJ. E. A. TylerF - Guide
Star Trek: Vanguard: In Tempest's Wake (e)Dayton WardSF - Star Trek
Lover Reborn (h2mm)J.R. WardPNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 10
Darkness RisingLis Wiehl with
Pete Nelson
PM - East Salem Trilogy 2
Mortal TiesEileen WilksUF - Lupi 9
This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude Don't Touch ItDavid WongH


October 3, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
Royal BloodSarah MarquesF - Vampire Musketeers 2
Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead (D)Chris Pauls
Matt Solomon
H



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


AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
G - Gothic
GS - Ghost Story
H - Horror
Hist- Historical
Hu - Humor
M - Mystery
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PE - Paranornal Elements
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PN  - Paranormal
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies
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