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2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors

2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors

Here are the October debut authors and their novels (in alphabetical order). 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. 

Author:  Jo Anderton
Series:  The Veiled Worlds
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher:  Angry Robot Books (October 2011*)
Price:  $7.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Fantasy Adventure
ISBN:  978-0-85766-154-8
*Debris was available on September 27, 2011

2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors
In a far future where technology is all but indistinguishable from magic, Tanyana is one of the elite.

She can control pions, the building blocks of matter, shaping them into new forms using ritual gestures and techniques. The rewards are great, and she is one of most highly regarded people in the city. But that was before the “accident”.

Stripped of her powers, bound inside a bizarre powersuit, she finds herself cast down to the very lowest level of society. Powerless, penniless and scarred, Tanyana must adjust to a new life collecting “debris”, the stuff left behind by pions. But as she tries to find who has done all of this to her, she also starts to realize that debris is more important than anyone could guess.

Debris is a stunning new piece of Science Fantasy, which draws in themes from Japanese manga, and classic Western SF and Fantasy to create this unique, engrossing debut from the very exciting young author Jo Anderton.

FILE UNDER: Science Fiction [ Sentient Matter | Cast Down | Cruel Betrayals | All Is Lies ]
Read a guest blog by Jo Anderton about genre.

Author:  Corwin Ericson
Format:  Trade Paperback, 390 pages
Publisher:  Dark Coast Press (October 25, 2011)
Price:  $16.95
Language:  English
Genre:  Fiction
ISBN:  978-0984428847

2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors
The tiny northeast island of Bismuth keeps getting smaller for Orange Whippey.
A bad day soaking wet and stranded on Wreck Rock gets worse when Orange is conscripted into the service of lifelong nemesis Mr. Lucy and his repugnant son, Donny. A vast Atlantic of epic fish tales and mythical whales is teeming with drug dealers, Korean smugglers, and corporate schemers. When a mysterious package goes missing, Orange is plunged further into a world of unwanted responsibility. He’s sleep-deprived, shanghaied, tied-up and beaten, but all he wants is a dry pair of pants and some coffee. First though, there are questions that need to be answered. Who has the package? What’s all the fuss? And ultimately, why the hell should Orange care?

Misadventures range from absurd to terrifying as Snorri—a Finlindian whale herder who used to be married to a bear—and Waldena—an Estonindian harpoonist and Thor-cult priestess—do their best to keep Orange from doing what he would ultimately prefer to do: nothing.

Author:  Sara Humphreys
Series:  The Amoveo Legend
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher:  SourcebooksCasablanca (October 1, 2011)
Price:  $6.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Paranormal Romance

2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors
What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you’d ever imagined…

Samantha Logan’s childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans…but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she’s one of them…

And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way…

Get swept away into Sara Humphreys’s glorious world and breathtaking love story…

Mirror Maze
Author:  Michaela Jordan
Format:  Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher:  Pyr (October 2011)
Price:  $17.95
Language:  English
Genre:  Fantasy
ISBN:  978-1-61614-529-3

2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors
Jacob Aldridge is still utterly devastated by the death of his fiancée when he suddenly encounters her doppelganger. Livia Aram’s uncanny resemblance to the late Rhoda Carothers so transcends coincidence that Jacob becomes obsessed with her. The intensity of his passion terrifies her until her compassion is roused by his desperate plight. A demon is stalking him, a succubus-like entity that feeds on human pain and desire. With the help of Jacob’s sister, Cecily, and Livia’s guardian, the mysterious Dr. Chang, they overcome the demon. Or so it appears. . . .

Jacob, Liva, and Cecily are all victims of a single curse, a curse which entrapped and destroyed their parents before them. Now fate has drawn their descendants together again, and the curse is playing out. Nothing can help them, until Cecily’s husband returns from abroad. Colonel Beckford has been missing for years; he has seen strange things and acquired strange powers in his absence. Now he will do whatever it takes to free his wife and eliminate the demon and its curse once and for all.

The Shadow Reader
Author:  Sandy Williams
Series:  McKenzie Lewis 1
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher:  Ace (October 25, 2011)
Price:  $7.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Urban fantasy

2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors
A Houston college student, McKenzie Lewis can track fae by reading the shadows they leave behind. For years she has been working for the fae King, tracking rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn't her only secret. She's in love with Kyol, the King's sword-master-but human and fae relationships are forbidden. When McKenzie is captured by Aren, the fierce rebel leader, she learns that not everything is as she thought. And McKenzie must decide who to trust and where she stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

October 2011 Book Releases

Here is my list of books being published in October 2011. If there is something that I've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are mine. Leave a comment if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. I try to keep this as accurate as possible.

October 1, 2011

Light, Time, and Gravity R. Scott Bakker SF
In Winter's Shadow Gillian Bradshaw HistF
The Levels Sean Cregan Urban Gothic-punk Thriller
Echoes: Wickedly Terrifying Tales from the Undergrowth Laura Dockrill F - Short Stories
Utterly Charming (ri) Kristine Grayson PNR - Charming 1
Brand New Cherry Flavor Todd Grimson H - A Novel of the Occult
Unleashed (d) Sara Humphreys PNR - Amoveo Legacy 1
The Goblin King Shona Husk PNR - Goblin 1
The Rose Garden Susanna Kearsley HistF / TT
Goodbye Milky Way Dan Makaon SF - Earth in Jeopardy Adventure
The Beautiful Torment of a Dream Andrew Portsmouth SF
Fade to Black Josh Pryor SFT
I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas Adam Roberts MU
Mr. Darcy's Bite Mary Simonsen MU
Retribution Steve Stanton SF - Bloodlight Chronicles 2

October 4, 2011

Demon Song Cat Adams UF - Bloodsinger 3
Forbidden Embers Tessa Adams PER - Dragon's Heat 3
Rising Tides Taylor Anderson SF/AH - Destroyermen 5
Angels of Darkness Ilona Andrews
Nalini Singh
Meljean Brook
Sharon Shinn
PNR - Collection
Knot Gneiss Piers Anthony SF - Magic of Xanth 34
Under the Midnight Sun Vivian Arend PER - Granite Lake Wolves 3 and 4
Carnelians Catherine Asaro SF - Skolian Empire 17
Better Off Undead DD Barant UF - Bloodhound Files 3
Song of the Beast (ri) Carol Berg F
The Bite Before Christmas (tp2mm) Heidi Betts PNR - Collection
The Night Strangers: A Novel Chris Bohjalian PT
Leviathans of Jupiter (h2mm) Ben Bova SF - Grand Tour 13
The Traitor's Daughter Paula Brandon F
The Lucifer Code (h2emm) Charles Brokaw F
Inferno's Kiss Monica Burns UF - Novel of the Order 3
Alan Wake (tpmm) Rick Burroughs F/H
Magebane Lee Arthur Chane F
Wolf at the Door MaryJanice Davidson PNR
A Touch of Crimson Sylvia Day PNR - Renegade Angels1
Necropolis Michael Dempsey SF
Chosen by Fate Virna DePaul UF - Para-Ops 2
Song of the Nile Stephanie Dray HistF - Cleopatra's Daughter 2
The Vengeful Dead J.N. Duncan UF - Deadworld 2
The Sacred Band David Anthony Durham F - Acacia Trilogy 3
Dark Peril (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR - Dark 23
The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten Harrison Geillor MU
Dead in the Family (ri) Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse 10
Serpent's Kiss Thea Harrison PNR -Elder Races 3
Visions of Skyfire Regan Hastings PNR - Awakening 2
Starman Jones (ri) Robert A. Heinlein SF
In Memories We Fear Barb Hendee UF - Vampire Memories 4
Infidel Kameron Hurley EF - Bel Dame Apocrypha 2
Towers of Midnight Robert Jordan EF - Wheel of Time 13
Changes Mercedes Lackey F - Collegium Chronicles 3
Intrigues (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F - Collegium Chronicles 2
H.P. Lovecraft Goes to the Movies: The Classic Stories That Inspired the Classic Horror Films H.P. Lovecraft H - Collection
Much Ado About Vampires Katie MacAlister PNR - Dark Ones 9
Down These Strange Streets George R. R. Martin (ed)
Gardner Dozios (ed)
UF - Anthology
Steel: And Other Stories Richard Matheson SF - Collection
Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion: A Novel Janet Mullany MU
Dead Mann Walking Stefan Petrucha UF - Hessius Mann 1
The Bradbury Report: A Novel (h2tp) Steven Polansky SF
Haunting Embrace Erin Quinn PNR - Mists of Ireland 4
Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse James Wesley Rawles SF
Vamparazzi Laura Resnick UF - Esther Diamond 4
Radiant Desire Inara Scott PNR - Handmaid's Seduction 1
Werewolf in the North Woods Vicki Lewis Thompson PNR - Wild About You 2
Blood Eternal Marie Treanor UF - Awakened By Blood 3
Dust (h2tp) Joan Frances Turner SF - Resurgam Trilogy 1
Frail Joan Frances Turner SF - Resurgam Trilogy 2
Dark Lover (ri) J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 1

October 7, 2011

Hull Zero Three (h2tp) Greg Bear SF
Star Watchers Kelly Vang F (poetry)

October 11. 2011

Phobos: Mayan Fear Steve Alten SF
Well-Tempered Clavicle Piers Anthony SF - Magic of Xanth
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination Margaret Atwood SF - History & Criticism
Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance Kristina Wright (ed) SPER - Anthology
The Book of Dzur Steven Brust F - Vlad Taltos Omnibus
Harbor John Ajvide Lindqvist H
After the Apocalypse: Stories Maureen F. McHugh SF
Bearded Women Stories Teresa Milbrodt H
The Cold Commands Richard K. Morgan EF - A Land Fit for Heroes 2
Eyes to See Joseph Nassise UF - Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle 1
Snuff Terry Pratchett EF - Discworld 39
Enter, Night Michael Rowe H
The Dragons of Babel Michael Swanwick EF
The Children of the Sky Vernor Vinge SF
The Dark at the End F. Paul Wilson SFM -Repairman Jack

October 15, 2011

A Midwinter Fantasy Leanna Renee Hieber
L.J. McDonald
Helen Scott Taylor
To the Devil - a Diva! Paul Magrs SM
Technicolor Ultra Mall Ryan Oakley SF

October 16, 2011

Blood Drive Traci Houston UF - Vampire Otherkin 1

October 17, 2011

The Butcher of Anderson Station (e) James S.A. Corey SF - Expanse

October 18, 2011

Lord of the Wolfyn Jessica Andersen PNR - Royal House of Shadows 3
The Infernals: A Novel John Connolly FM
A Scanner Darkly (ri) Philip K. Dick SF
VALIS Philip K. Dick SF
Ashes of a Black Frost Chris Evans EF - The Iron Elves 3
The Shattered Vine Laura Anne Gilman EF - Vineart War 3
Aloha from Hell Richard Kadrey UF - Sandman Slim 3
Beauty and the Werewolf Mercedes Lackey F - A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms 6
The Bone Key: The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth Sarah Monette H
A Vampire for Christmas Laurie London
Michele Hauf
Caridad Pineiro
Alexis Morgan
PNR - Collection
Damned Chuck Palahniuk
Zone One: A Novel Colson Whitehead SF / H / Satire

October 21, 2011

The Heroes (h2tp) Joe Abercrombie EF

October 25, 2011

The Power of Illusion Christopher Anvil SF
Darkness Rising Keri Arthur PNR - Dark Angels 2
Master of the House of Darts Aliette de Bodard F - Obsidian and Blood 3
Kings War Maurice Broaddus UF - Knights of Breton Court 3
The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy Terry Brooks EF - High Druid of Shannara
Blue Dragon Kylie Chan F - Dark Heavens 3
Blood Ties Peter David F - Fable 2
Swell Corwin Ericson F
Worlds (h2mm) Eric Flint AH
Kultus Richard Ford H
Adam Jacquelyn Frank PNR - Nightwalkers 6
The Hollows Insider: New fiction, facts, maps, murders, and more in the world of Rachel Morgan Kim Harrison
Claimed by Pleasure Jaymie Holland PER - Wonderland 2
The Real Werewives of Vampire County Alexandra Ivy
Angie Fox
Jess Haines
Tami Dane
Mirror Maze (d) Michaele Jordan F
The Third Section Jasper Kent F /H - The Danilov Quintet 3
The Clone Redemption Steven L. Kent SF - Rogue Clone 5
Dragon Mound Richard A. Knaak EF
Fenrir (h2tp) M. D. Lachlan EF
Mouse and Dragon Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF - Liaden Universe 13
Devilishly Hot Kathy Love PNR
Dead of Night: A Zombie Novel Jonathan Maberry H
Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love (h2mm) George R. R. Martin (ed)
Gardner Dozios (ed)
F - Anthology
Echo Jack McDevitt SF - Alex Benedict 5
The Outcast Dead Graham McNeil SF - Horus Heresy 17
Trance Kelly Meding UF - Trance 1
Flesh and Blood Kristen Painter UF - House of Comarre 2
Ecstasy Untamed Pamela Palmer PNR - Feral Warriors 6
Extinction Agenda Marcus Pelegrimas H - Skinners 6
Citadel John Ringo SF - Troy Rising 2
Angel Town Lilith Saintcrow UF - Jill Kismet 6
The Bite Before Christmas Lynsay Sands
Jeaniene Frost
Daring Mike Shepherd SF - Kris Longknife
Beauty Dates the Beast Jessica Sims PNR
The Night Eternal Guillermo Del Toro
Chuck Hogan
H - Strain Trilogy 3
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction Ian Whates (ed) SF - Anthology
The Shadow Reader (d) Sandy Williams UF
All Clear (h2tp) Connie Willis SF
Claimed Rebecca Zanetti PNR - Dark Protectors 2

October 27, 2011

The Kingdom of Gods N. K. Jemison EF - Inheritence Trilogy 3

October 28, 2011

The Inheritance and Other Stories Robin Hobb
Megan Lindholm
EF - Short Stories
The Curse of Four Caitlin Kittredge UF - Black London

d - Debut
e - Ebook
h2emm - Hardcover to Enhanced Mass Market Paperback
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue

AH - Alternative History
EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FM - Fantasy Mystery
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
MU - Mashup
PER - Paranormal Erotic Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PT - Paranormal Thriller
SF - Science Fiction
SFM - Science Fiction Mystery
SFT - Science Fiction Thriller
SM - Supernatural Mystery
SPER - Steampunk Erotic Romance
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
2011 Debut Author Challenge - October Debut Authors

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