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The View From Monday - July 1, 2013

Happy 1st Monday in July! This is a special month at The Qwillery as we feature authors of Paranormal Cozy Mysteries throughout the month. During this year's Paranormal Cozy Mystery Month (or as we like to call it because it's fun to say - ParaCozyMysMo) we will showcase many of the characters that appear in novels.  You can see our ParaCozyMysMo author list here.

The View From Monday - July 1, 2013

There are a lot of books, etc. out this week including two debuts:

William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Woof at the Door (Call of the Wilde Mystery 1)  by Laura Morrigan


Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin 1) by Richard Ellis Preston, Jr.

You may find a printable PDF of this week's releases here.

July 1, 2013
Threshold of Pleasure (e) Vivi Anna PNR
Hindsight (e) Sarah Belle TTR
The Guardian's Witch (e) Ruth A. Casie PHR
Broken Gates D. T. Dyllin SFR - P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy 2
Feeling Death D. T. Dyllin H - Death Trilogy
Empire of Light (ri) Gary Gibson SF - The Shoal Sequence 3
Nova War (ri) Gary Gibson SF - The Shoal Sequence 2
Stealing Light (ri) Gary Gibson SF - The Shoal Sequence 1
Keeper of the Dawn Heather Graham PNR - The Keepers L.A. 3
Beautiful Danger Michele Hauf PNR
Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler Rebecca Holden (ed)
Nisi Shawl (ed)
The Human Condition (ri) David Moody H/Z - Autumn 4
The Interpretation of Zines: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Fanzines Luis Ortiz NF
Explosion (e) Berinn Rae SFR - Colliding Worlds 3
Mated by Moonlight (e) Jessa Slade PNR
The End of the Dream (ri) Philip Wylie SF
Desperate Magic (e) Rebecca York PHR - The Chronicles of Arandal 3

July 2, 2013
The D'neeran Factor Terry A. Adams SF - Omnibus
Elisha Barber E.C. Ambrose HistF - Dark Apostle 1
Iron Gray Sea (h2mm) Taylor Anderson SF - Destroyerman 7
Storm Surge Taylor Anderson SF - Destroyerman 8
Emerald Isle Barbra Annino PM - Stacy Justice Mystery 4
The Mammoth Book of Black Magic Mike Ashley (ed) F - Anthology
The Wasp Factory: A Novel (e 1st) Iain Banks H
Tarnished and Torn Juliet Blackwell PCM - Witchcraft Mystery 5
Tulle Death Do Us Part Annette Blair PCM - Vintage Magic Mystery 6
This Case Is Gonna Kill Me (h2mm) Phillipa Bornikova UF - Linnet Ellery 1
A Custom-Fit Crime Melissa Bourbon PCM - Magical Dressmaking Mystery 4
MacRieve Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 14
Nightfall (tp2mm) Ellen Connor PNR - Dark Age Dawning 1
Wicked Bronze Ambition Glen Cook F - A Garrett, P.I. 14
A Spy to Die For Kris DeLake SFR - Assassin's Guild
The Emperor's Gift (h2tp) Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000: Grey Knights
The Entity Within Cat Devon PNR - Entity 2
Crazy in the Blood Lucienne Diver PNR - Latter-Day Olympians 2
William Shakespeare's Star Wars (D) Ian Doescher SF/MashUp - Star Wars
Cat in a White Tie and Tails Carole Nelson Douglas PCM - Midnight Louie Mystery 22
Underland (e 1st) Mick Farren H - Renquest Quartet 4
On the Razor's Edge Michael Flynn SF - Spiral Arm 4
Ahriman: Exile John French SF - Warhammer 40,000
Night Vision Yasmine Galenorn UF - Indigo Court 4
Under the Same Sky (tp2mm) Genevieve Graham HR w/ PE
Deep Midnight (ri) Heather Graham PNR - Vampires 3
Midnight's Captive Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors 6
The Wizard's Mask Ed Greenwood F - Pathfinder Tales:
Forsaken By the Others Jess Haines UF - H & W Investigations 5
Affliction Laurell K. Hamilton UF- Anita Blake Vampire Hunter 22
Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond (h2tp) Kim Harrison UF - Hollows Collection
The Wicked (e) Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races Novella 5
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2013 Edition Rich Horton (ed) SF/F - Anthology
Noah's Boy Sarah A. Hoyt UF - Shifters 3
Biting Oz Mary Hughes PNR - Biting Love 5
The Outcast Prince Shona Husk PNR - Annwyn 1
Thieftaker (h2mm) D. B. Jackson HistF - Thieftaker Chronicles  1
Thieves' Quarry D. B. Jackson HistF - Thieftaker Chronicles 2
Some Kind of Fairy Tale (h2tp) Graham Joyce F/FT
Wolf in Shadow John Lambshead UF
Deadly Forecast Victoria Laurie PCM - Psychic Eye Mystery
Do You Believe? (e 1st) Ann Lawrence PNR
A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume I Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF - Liaden Universe Collection
Enthralled Lora Leigh
Alyssa Day
Meljean Brook
Lucy Monroe
Dyeing Wishes Molly MacRae PCM - Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery
Fangs for Nothing Erin McCarthy
Kathy Love
Of Grave Concern Max McCoy PCM - Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery 1
King of Morning, Queen of Day (Kindle e) Ian McDonald F
Beloved Stranger Janet Miller SFR- Gaian
Cold Copper Devon Monk SP - The Age of Steam 3
Warrior's Moon Lucy Monroe PNR - Children of the the Moon 5
The Girl from the Blood Coven (e) Brian Moreland H - Witching House Prequel
Woof at the Door (D) Laura Morrigan PCM - Call of the Wilde Mystery 1
Fate of Worlds (h2mm) Larry Niven
Edward M. Lerner
SF - Known Space / Ringworld 5
Guardian Nancy Northcott PNR - Protector 3
Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (D) Richard Ellis Preston, Jr. SP - Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin 1
Seawitch (h2mm) Kat Richardson UF - Greywalker 7
The Skates (e) Mark Rigney H
The Master of All Desires (ri) Judith Merkle Riley F
A Cursed Embrace Cecy Robson UFR - Weird Girls 2
Vicious Moon Lee Roland PNR - Earth Witches 3
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse Diana Rowland UF - White Trash Zombie 3
The Initiate Brother Duology Sean Russell F
Blood Song (US D) Anthony Ryan F - Raven's Shadow 1
Degrees of Wrong Anna Scarlett SF
Split at the Seams Yolanda Sfetsos UF - Sierra Fox 2
Stronghold Maynard Sims H
Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde Michael A. Stackpole F - World of Warcraft
Neptune's Brood Charles Stross SF
Werewolf in Alaska Vicki Lewis Thompson PNR - Wild About You 5
Dire Desires Stephanie Tyler PNR - Eternal Wolf Clan 5
Lover Revealed (Hardcover) J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 4
Hungry Like a Wolf Christine Warren PNR - Others 8
Beginnings David Weber SF - Worlds of Honor 6
The Thousand Names Django Wexler F - The Shadow Campaigns 1
The Dirty Streets of Heaven Tad Williams UF - Bobby Dollar 1

July 3, 2013
The Ministry of Changes: A Tor.Com Original (e) Marissa K. Lingen SF

July 4, 2013
Rustblind and Silverbright - A Slipstream Anthology of Railway Stories David Rix (ed) Slipstream - Anthology

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

F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HR - Historical Romance
NF - Non Fiction
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PE - Paranormal Elements
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
Z - Zombies

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013

Hello everyone! I had a slightly more productive week this week than last.  I actually beat my all time reading low from last week.  Hurrah!

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013
I finished The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm. The lovely Qwill will be reviewing this one on The Qwillery so I don't want to give too much away. I will say this  - I didn't think it was possible for The Collector series to get better but Mr. Holm has outdone himself with The Big Reap. I am just glad that I don't have to rate this one...there aren't enough qwills, stars or 10's to describe it. This is a must read series so get to it if you haven't already.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013I found an excerpt in one of the books I had for Caged Warrior by Lindsey Piper and thought it didn't sound half bad so I ordered it. It wasn't until I was writing this review that it dawned on me that the author had been interviewed on The Qwillery back in April. In case you didn't have a chance to read that interview the book was about a woman who had been captured with her young son, tortured, raped and all sorts of nasty things for being a 'dragon kin'. I wasn't really sure what a dragon kin was when I started the book and still wasn't even by the end.  From what I could gather they were a race where each dragon kin family had a super power, kind of like the X-Men. The heroine, Nan (also named Audrey...confused?) was freed from the labs where she had been experimented on and left to fight for her freedom in cage fights....which sounded a bit like gladiator fights. Her trainer, Leto had spent his whole life, underground, enduring similar abuses for his family. What I didn't realise until partway through the book (because I wasn't paying attention when I ordered it) was that it was really PNR and large part of the novel was about Nan and Leto's growing sexual attraction. I have a slight problem with the fact that Nan was so horrifically treated by almost every male, including Leto but was still lusting over his perfectly formed abs. There was also quite a bit of missing background about the dragon kin and their mythology. I felt like I had skipped a few books of the series but this was the first one, unless more background is covered in the prequel.  I am usually very particular about what PNR I will read and couldn't really rationalise Nan's treatment to her behaviour towards Leto later on in the novel. Stockholm syndrome perhaps but overall  I am not sure this series is my cup of tea.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013Just today I started The Devils Looking Glass by Mark Chadbourn. I started this book about a month ago and for some reason put it down. I thought I better finish reading it as I am due to review it.  Better get it finished.

All sorts of excitement next week 1) I start my new job.....TENSE!!!  2) Its Paranormal Cozy Mystery Month (ParaCozyMysMo) here at The Qwillery.  I have to admit I had no idea what a cozy was until I came across ParaCozyMysMo and as it turns out I have read quite a few of them over the years.  I am looking forward to all the great things coming up during ParaCozyMysMo. 3) Its Canada Day on Monday. Yeah! .....or should I say 'eh'.  Until next week Happy Reading. 

ParaCozyMysMo - Interview with Pepper Martin from the Pepper Martin Mysteries by Casey Daniels - July 17, 2013ParaCozyMysMo - Interview with Pepe from the Barking Detective Mysteries by Waverly Curtis - July 16, 2013Interview with Eric Gamlyn from the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries by J. J. Cook - July 11, 2013ParaCozyMysMo - Interview with Katie Lightfoot from the Magical Bakery Mysteries by Bailey Cates - July 9, 2013ParaCozyMysMo - Interview with Hamlet from the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon and Giveaway - July 6, 2013ParaCozyMysMo - Interview with Oscar from the Witchcraft Mysteries by Juliet Blackwell - July 4, 2013The View From Monday - July 1, 2013Melanie's Week in Review - June 30, 2013So Many Winners! - August 11, 2012ParaCozyMysMo - So What's In the Grand Prize?

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