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The View From Monday - June 8, 2020


It is Monday. There are no debuts this week.

From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Jesus and John by Adam McOmber;

The Deathless (The Deathless Trilogy 1) by Peter Newman;

The Nobody People (The Resonant Duology 1) by Bob Proehl is out in Trade Paperback;

and

The House of Whispers by Laura Purcell.

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



The View From Monday - June 8, 2020



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

June 7, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The New Singapore Horror Collection S.J. Huang H - Collection
Jesus and John Adam McOmber HistF/H
The Last Server H.J. Pang SF/PA



June 8, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Claim the Dragon (e) A.C. Arthur PNR - The Legion 2



June 9, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Winds of Wrath Taylor Anderson SF/AH - Destroyermen 15
The Attic Tragedy J Ashley-Smith DF
Dragon Unleashed Grace Draven The RF/FR/PF - Fallen Empire 2
The Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-earth John Garth LC/SF/F
China Dream (h2tp) Ma Jian
Flora Drew (Tr)
AH/BHU/Pol/Dys/China/LF
Spy, Spy Again Mercedes Lackey F - Valdemar: Family Spies 3
Shadowborn Katie MacAlister RF - A Born Prophecy Novel 3
The One (tp2mm) John Marrs LF/GenEng/Dys
Eminent Domain Carl Neville SF/M
The Deathless Peter Newman F/DF - The Deathless Trilogy 1
The Nobody People (h2tp) Bob Proehl SF/LF/Dys - The Resonant Duology 1
The House of Whispers Laura Purcell Hist/Gothic/M
Alpha Night Nalini Singh PNR/SFR/PF - Psy-Changeling Trinity 4
The Glamourist Luanne G. Smith HistF/F/RF - Vine Witch 2
Ghosts of Sherwood Carrie Vaughn F/HistF
Agents of Influence Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: The Original Series



June 10, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Rainbow Brigade J.A. Pitts CF - Sarah Beauhall 5
We're Here, We're Here: A Tor.com Original K.M. Szpara SF/GenEng



June 11, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Those Below The Tree House Matt Hayward H
What Hell May Come Rex Hurst Occ/H
Body Tourists (h2tp) Jane Rogers Dys/LF




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



AC - Alien Contact
AF - Afrofuturism
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
LMF - Legends, Myths, Fables
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PF - Paranormal Fantasy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TT - Time Travel

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming novels by formerly featured DAC Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Marshall Ryan Maresca (2015)

The Way of the Shield
The Maradaine Elite 1
DAW, October 9, 2018
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
The first novel in the Maradaine Elite series blends fast-paced high fantasy and political intrigue.

Dayne Heldrin always dreamed of being a member of the Tarian Order. In centuries past, the Elite Orders of Druthal were warriors that stood for order, justice, and the common people. But now, with constables, King’s Marshals, and a standing army, there is little need for such organizations, and the Tarian Order is one of the last remnants of this ancient legacy. Nevertheless, Dayne trained his body and mind, learned the arts of defense and fighting, to become a candidate for the Tarian Order.

When a failed rescue puts Dayne at fault for injuring the child of a powerful family, his future with the Tarians is in jeopardy. The Parliament controls the purse strings for the Order, and Dayne has angered the wrong members of Parliament. He returns to the capital city of Maradaine in shame, ready to be cast out of the Order when the period of his candidacy ends.

Dayne finds Maradaine in turmoil, as revolutions and dark conspiracies brew around him, threatening members of Parliament and common people alike. Dayne is drawn into the uproar, desperate not to have one more death or injury on his conscience, but the Order wants him to stay out of the situation. The city threatens to tear itself apart, and Dayne must decide between his own future and his vow to always stand between the helpless and harm.


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Peter Newman (2015)

The Deathless
HarperVoyager UK, June 14, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
From one of fantasy’s biggest recent breakthrough authors comes an exciting, brand new series.

The demons...

In the endless forests of the Wild, humanity scratches a living by the side of the great Godroads, paths of crystal that provide safe passage and hold back the infernal tide. Creatures lurk within the trees, watching, and plucking those who stray too far from safety.

The Deathless...

In crystal castles held aloft on magical currents, seven timeless royal families reign, protecting humanity from the spread of the Wild and its demons. Born and reborn into flawless bodies, the Deathless are as immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names. For generations a fragile balance has held.

And the damned...

House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and madness. Whole villages are disappearing as the hunting expeditions holding the Wild at bay begin to fail.

Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters.

Nothing lasts forever.

The Deathless is the first novel in an astonishing new series from Gemmell award-winning author Peter Newman.

Note: This is a UK release.





K Arsenault Rivera (2017)

The Phoenix Empress
Their Bright Ascendency 2
Tor Books, October 9, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
The Phoenix Empress, the sequel to K Arsenault Rivera' the wildly buzzed about The Tiger's Daughter, an epic historical fantasy in the vein of Patrick Rothfuss and Naomi Novik

"Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” —V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series on The Tiger's Daughter

The Tiger's Daughter was...
Indie Next List October 2017 Pick
Paste Magazine's 10 Most Anticipated Books in October 2017
io9's Best Books Coming in 2017
The Verge's SF/F Books to Read in October 2017
BookRiot's Most Anticipated Titles of 2017
Medium's Most Anticipated Books of 2017
Bookish's Fall 2017's Hottest SF/F Books

Since she was a child, the divine empress O Shizuka has believed she was an untouchable god. When her uncle, ruler of the Hokkaran Empire, sends her on a suicide mission as a leader of the Imperial Army, the horrors of war cause her to question everything she knows.

Thousands of miles away, the exiled and cursed warrior Barsalyya Shefali undergoes trials the most superstitious would not believe in order to return to Hokkaran court and claim her rightful place next to O Shizuka.

As the distance between disgraced empress and blighted warrior narrows, a familiar demonic force grows closer to the heart of the empire. Will the two fallen warriors be able to protect their home?

The View From Monday - February 20, 2017


Happy Monday and Happy President's Day to those in the US.

There are 5 debuts this week:

The Book of Mirrors by E. O. Chirovici;

Kings of the Wyld (The Band 1) by Nicholas Eames;

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan;

The Mercy of the Tide by Keith Rosson;

and

Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp.

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


And from formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Devourers by Indra Das is out in Trade Paperback;

Enemy (Seven Eyes 3) by Betsy Dornbusch;

The Vagrant and the City (Vagrant Short Story) by Peter Newman;

The Fallen (The Darkest Hand Trilogy 2) by Tarn Richardson;

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic 3) by V. E. Schwab;

and

Empire's End: Aftermath (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy 3) by Chuck Wendig.

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



The View From Monday - February 20, 2017



Debut novels are highlighted in green. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in blue.

February 20, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Humans, Bow Down (e) James Patterson
Emily Raymond
Th



February 21, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Book of Mirrors (D) E. O. Chirovici LF
Cassius Ben Counter SF - Space Marine Legends 2
The Devourers (h2tp) Indra Das DF/LF/HistF
Driving Rain Sierra Dean UF - Rain Chaser
Enemy Betsy Dornbusch F - Seven Eyes 3
Kings of the Wyld (D) Nicholas Eames F - The Band
The Book of Etta Meg Elison SF/AP/PA - The Road to Nowhere 2
Dark Promises (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 29
Firestorm: Volume 2: A Dragon Romance (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
The Keeper of Lost Things (D) Ruth Hogan Fiction
Lady of Silver (e) Shona Husk PNR - Blood & Silver 1
Steal the Lightning Tim Lees UF - Field Ops 3
Through The Gate in the Sea Howard Andrew Jones F - Pathfinder Tales 37
The Great Wall - The Official Movie Novelization Mark Morris F/P
The Bird's Child Sandra Leigh Price Fiction
The Fallen (e) Tarn Richardson DF - The Darkest Hand Trilogy 2
The Mercy of the Tide (D) Keith Rosson AH/MR/LF
A Conjuring of Light V. E. Schwab HistF - Shades of Magic 3
Cold Counsel (D) Chris Sharp F
Interior Darkness: Selected Stories (h2tp) Peter Straub H - Collection
Dark Blood (e) James M. Thompson DF - Elijah Pike Vampire Chronicles 2
Empire's End: Aftermath Chuck Wendig SF/SO - Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy 3
Wardens of the Everqueen C L Werner F - The Realmgate Wars 5



February 22, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Losing Heart Among the Tall: A Tor.com Original (e) A. M. Dellamonica F



February 23, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fierce Gods (e) Col Buchanan F - Heart of the World 4
The Fortunate Fall (ri) Raphael Carter SF
Carnivalesque (e) Neil Jordan LF/F
Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings Rob Latham HC/SF
The Vagrant and the City (e) Peter Newman F - Vagrant Short Story
Players of the Game (e) Graeme K. Talboys F - Shadow in the Storm 3



February 24, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Stone Cold Bastards Jake Bible UF



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghosts
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
Vis - Visionary


Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 25


This is the twenty-fifth 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.



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Emma Newman (2013)

A Little Knowledge
The Split Worlds Book 4
Diversion Books, August 2, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 362 pages

The long-awaited return to Emma Newman’s popular fantasy series, A Little Knowledge takes us back to the Split Worlds, where dynastic families feud across the ages, furthering the agendas of their cruel supernatural patrons.

“Emma Newman is an extraordinary new voice in SF/F.” ―Paul Cornell, Hugo Award winner, and author of London Falling and Saucer Country

Cathy and Will are now the Duchess and Duke of Londinium, the biggest Fae-touched Nether city, but they have different ideas of what their authority offers. Pressured by his Fae patron, Lord Iris, Will struggles to maintain total control whilst knowing he must have a child with his difficult wife. Cathy wants to muscle the Court through two hundred years of social change and free it from its old-fashioned moral strictures. But Cathy learns just how dangerous it can be for a woman who dares to speak out…

Meanwhile, as Sam learns more about the Elemental Court it becomes clear that the Fae are not the only threat to humanity. Sam realises that he has to make enemies of the most powerful people on the planet, or risk becoming the antithesis of all he believes in.

Threatened by secret societies, hidden power networks and Fae machinations, can Sam and Cathy survive long enough to make the changes they want to see in the world?


Note: The prior 3 novels in The Split Worlds series were reissued by Diversion Books on August 2, 2016:

Between Two Thorns
The Split Worlds Book 1
Diversion Books, August 2, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 334 pages

Beautiful and nuanced as it is dangerous, the manners of Regency and Victorian England blend into a scintillating fusion of urban fantasy and court intrigue.

Between Mundanus, the world of humans, and Exilium, the world of the Fae, lies the Nether, a mirror-world where the social structure of 19th-century England is preserved by Fae-touched families who remain loyal to their ageless masters. Born into this world is Catherine Rhoeas-Papaver, who escapes it all to live a normal life in Mundanus, free from her parents and the strictures of Fae-touched society. But now she’s being dragged back to face an arranged marriage, along with all the high society trappings it entails.

Crossing paths with Cathy is Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds treaty with a dislocated soul who polices the boundaries between the worlds, keeping innocents safe from the Fae. After a spree of kidnappings and the murder of his fellow Arbiters, Max is forced to enlist Cathy’s help in unravelling a high-profile disappearance within the Nether. Getting involved in the machinations of the Fae, however, may prove fatal to all involved.


Any Other Name
The Split Worlds Book 2
Diversion Books, August 2, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 344 pages

Thought-provoking, wonderfully inventive, and filled with treachery and mystery, the soaring second book in the Split Worlds Series pulls Cathy, Will, Max, and Sam deeper into the twisted world of Fae-touched society.

Cathy has been reluctantly married into the Iris family and moves to Londinium, the magical Nether reflection of London, setting her on a collision course with the restrictive, high-pressure social circles that demand propriety and obedience, things the vocal and free-spirited Cathy cannot abide. Will, meanwhile, is trying to find a compromise for his new bride, but whispers in his ear are urging him towards dark deeds…

Sam, determined to dive back into the world of Exilium to rescue innocents, crosses paths with Cathy and Max once again as Max and the gargoyle uncover more information about the mysterious Agency and the chain of events that wiped out the Bath Chapter. Sacrifices, terrible deals, and dreadful revelations mark this second installment of Emma Newman’s wondrous Split Worlds series.


All is Fair
The Split Worlds Book 3
Diversion Books, August 2, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 350 pages

Caught in the insidious designs of powerful puppet-masters and playing a life-or-death game for control, Cathy and her comrades face their greatest challenge yet: changing the balance of power in the Split Worlds.

Now at the heart of the Londinium Court, deceit and murder track Will’s steps as he assumes his new role as Duke. Faced with threats to his throne and his life, the consequences of his bloody actions are already coming back to haunt him...

Meanwhile, Cathy, wrestling with the constraints of the Agency and Dame Iris, comes to terms with her new status in Fae-touched society and seeks others who feel just as restricted by its outdated social rules. As Max works with Cathy to uncover the horrors that underpin Fae-touched society, he bears witness as the final blow is struck against the last Sorcerers in Albion…

Darkly imaginative, vividly detailed, and genre-defying in scope, ALL IS FAIR is at once a thrilling and intellectual journey into worlds beyond sight.




After Atlas
A Planetfall Novel 2
Roc, November 8, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating universe she created in Planetfall with a stunning science fiction mystery where one man’s murder is much more than it seems…

Govcorp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos’s entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of Atlas’s departure, it’s got something to do why Casales was found dead in his hotel room—and why Carlos is the man in charge of the investigation.

To figure out who killed one of the most powerful men on Earth, Carlos is supposed to put aside his personal history. But the deeper he delves into the case, the more he realizes that escaping the past is not so easy. There’s more to Casales’s death than meets the eye, and something much more sinister to the legacy of Atlas than anyone realizes…



Brother's Ruin
Industrial Magic 1
Tor.com, March 14, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 160 pages

The year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzards to snatch up a new apprentice. Talented mages are bought from their families at a tremendous price, while weak mages are snapped up for a pittance. For a lower middle class family like the Gunns, the loss of a son can be disastrous, so when seemingly magical incidents begin cropping up at home, they fear for their Archie's life and their own livelihoods.

But Archie Gunn isn't a talented mage. His sister Charlotte is, and to prevent her brother from being imprisoned for false reporting she combines her powers with his to make him seem a better prospect. However, maintaining the charade will mean masquerading as Archie's assistant, and delaying or destroying her own plans for marriage.

When she discovers a nefarious plot by the sinister Doctor Ledbetter, Charlotte must use all her cunning and guile to protect her family, her secret and her city.

Brother's Ruin is the first in a new gaslamp fantasy series by Emma Newman.



All Good Things
The Split Worlds Book 5
Diversion Books, June 6, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 350 pages

As the Iris family consolidates their hold on Nether society, Will finds himself more powerful and yet more vulnerable than ever. His strongest supporters are gone, and his wife has left him, a fact that will destroy him if it comes out. To keep his position―and to stay alive―he needs to get her back, whatever the cost.

Cathy has finally escaped the Nether but finds her reliance on Sam’s protection chafing. When the mysterious sorceress, Bea, offers her a chance to earn true freedom, Cathy makes a deal with her. But can she and Sam work out the best way to navigate Bea’s plans for the future without becoming another of her victims? Meanwhile Sam finds that good deeds bring few rewards in the Elemental Court, and that the path to saving the world from self-destruction is strewn with blood, lawyers and sleepless nights.

Max and the gargoyle struggle to protect innocents as Rupert continues to be obsessed with finding Bea. As their fundamental beliefs in the way the Worlds work falters, they have to make difficult choices about where their loyalties lie.

Amidst death, deceit, and the struggle for freedom, friendships are tested, families are destroyed and heroes are forged as the battle to control the Split Worlds rages on to its climatic conclusion.





Peter Newman (2015)

The Hammer and the Goat
A Vagrant Short Story 1
Harper Voyager, October 20, 2016
eBook, 41 pages

The first short story set in Peter Newman’s incredible world of THE VAGRANT.

'It's a story that grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and refused to let go…' Fantasy Faction


The Malice
Vagrant 2
Harper Voyager, March 7, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

Following Peter Newman’s brilliant debut, THE VAGRANT. This is the much-anticipated sequel, THE MALICE.

In the south, the Breach stirs.

Gamma’s sword, the Malice, wakes, calling to be taken to battle once more.

But the Vagrant has found a home now, made a life and so he turns his back, ignoring its call.

The sword cries out, frustrated, until another answers.

Her name is Vesper.





Errick Nunnally (2014)

Wicked Witches
An Anthology of New England Horror Writers
NEHW Press, October 11, 2016
     Trade Paperback, 328 pages
NEHW Press, October 16, 2016
     eBook, 329 pages

New England has a rich, dark history with the supernatural. From this region many writers of dark fiction have fueled their stories. One chapter in history has been the stuff of legends and nightmares: the Witch. Look to ancient mythology or your next door neighbor and you will find them, practicing arts both Dark and Light. The New England Horror Writers proudly present a new anthology which pays tribute to those whose ancestors were accused, hung, pressed, drowned, or burned at the stake. Enter these pages, wander the hard roads of Colonial America or modern corporate boardrooms, to face the Witch.

Wicked Witches, fiction from New England’s most talented writers: G.D. Dearborn, Barry Lee Dejasu, Peter N. Dudar, Jeremy Flagg, Joshua Goudreau, Catherine Grant, Jan Kozlowski, Patrick Lacey, Izzy Lee, Nick Manzolillo, John McIlveen, Paul McMahon, James A. Moore, Errick A. Nunnally, Ogmios, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Doug Rinaldi, Rob Smales, Morgan Sylvia, K.H. Vaughan, Morven Westfield and Trisha J. Wooldridge

Introduction by Penny Dreadful; Cover art by Mikio Murakami





Bishop O'Connell (2014)

The Returned
An American Faerie Tale 4
Harper Voyager Impulse, July 12, 2016
     eBook, 432 pages
Harper Voyager Impulse, August 23, 2016
     Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages

Almost a year after their wedding, and two since their daughter Fiona was rescued from a kidnapping by dark faeries, life has finally settled down for Caitlin and Edward. They maintain a façade of normalcy, but a family being watched over by the fae’s Rogue Court is far from ordinary. Still, it seems the perfect time to go on their long-awaited honeymoon, so they head to New Orleans.

Little do they know, New Orleans is at the center of a territory their Rogue Court guardians hold no sway in, so the Court sends in Wraith, a teenage spell slinger, to watch over them. It’s not long before they discover an otherworldly force is overtaking the city, raising the dead, and they’re drawn into a web of dark magic. At the same time, a secret government agency tasked with protecting the mortal world against the supernatural begins their own investigation of the case. But the culprit may not be the villain everyone expects. Can Wraith, Caitlin, and Edward stop whoever is bringing the vengeful dead back to life before another massacre, and before an innocent is punished for crimes beyond her control?





Megan E. O'Keefe (2016)

Break the Chains
Scorched Continent 2
Angry Robot, October 1, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages
Cover art: Kim Sokol

A year has passed since Detan set the skies above Aransa on fire, and the armies of Aransa’s new dictator Thratia are preparing to knock on the door of his aunt’s city, Hond Steading…

As the city that produces the most selium – that precious gas that elevates airships and powers strange magic – Hond Steading is a jewel worth stealing. To shore up the city’s defenses, Detan promises his aunt that he’ll recover Nouli, the infamous engineer who built the century gates that protect the imperial capital of Valathea. But Nouli is imprisoned on the Remnant Isles, an impervious island prison run by the empire, and it’s Detan’s fault.

Detan doesn’t dare approach Nouli himself, so his companions volunteer to get themselves locked up to make contact with Nouli and convince him to help. Now Detan has to break them all out of prison, and he’s going to need the help of a half-mad doppel to do it.

File Under: Fantasy [ Century Gates | The Remnant Isles | Break In, Break Out | Away, Away and Up! ]


Inherit the Flame
Scorched Continent 3
Angry Robot, March 2, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

[cover art not yet revealed]
After Detan retrieves the renowned engineer Nouli from the clutches of the empire, he returns his aunt’s city to find it under siege by Thratia’s army. With Nouli’s help, they turn back the tide – until imperial forces show up, prepared to hammer Thratia’s army against the anvil of the city’s walls. Worse yet, the imperial advance is aided by an elite force of deviant magic users.

His aunt is forced to forge an uneasy alliance with Thratia to keep the city from falling back under imperial control – but Detan’s wary. While Thratia and his aunt bring their forces to bear against the imperial threat, Detan puts his own plans into motion, scheming to ensure that when the final blow is dealt, Thratia and her army find themselves on the other side of the city’s walls.

File Under: Fantasy

The View From Monday - October 17, 2016


Happy Monday! Only 15 days until Halloween!

There are 3 debuts this week (don't forget to vote in the October Cover Wars here):

The Next by Stephanie Gangi;

Carrier by Timothy Johnson;

and

Only the Dead Know Burbank by Bradford Tatum.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Hammer and the Goat by Peter Newman;

Reanimatrix by Pete Rawlik;

and

Of Flame and Light (Weird Girls 7 / Taran's Book 2) by Cecy Robson.

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



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



The View From Monday - October 17, 2016



October 17, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Chemical Wedding: by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days by Johann Valentin Andreae in a New Version (e) John Crowley Meta
Pirate Utopia (e) Bruce Sterling SF



October 18, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Isis Orb Piers Anthony F/Hu - The Xanth Novels 40
The Making of Outlander: The Series: The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two Tara Bennett TV/HistF - Outlander
Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy Jay Bonansinga H - The Walking Dead Series 7
A Closed and Common Orbit (e) Becky Chambers SF/SO - Wayfarers 2
The Watcher of Dead Time Edward Cox F - Relic Guild 3
The Man in the High Castle (ri) Philip K. Dick SF
The Tourist Robert Dickinson LF
The Secret History of Twin Peaks Mark Frost SupTh
The Next (D) Stephanie Gangi CW/GH
Little Sister Death (h2tp) William Gay LF/H/FairyT/FolkT/Gothic
Sun Born Kathleen O'Neal Gear W. Michael Gear Hist - North America's Forgotten Past
The Supernaturals David Golemon ParaTh
Immortal Defender (e) Lisa Hendrix PNR - Immortal Brotherhood 3
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (ri) Shirley Jackson LF/H/Gothic - Penguin Orange Collection
Carrier (D) Timothy Johnson SF/AP/PA
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories (h2mm) Stephen King F - Collection
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer's Week Ursula K. Le Guin Essays
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
A Gambler's Anatomy Jonathan Lethem LF/Hu/Th
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (ri) H. P. Lovecraft
S. T. Joshi (ed)
H - Penguin Orange Collection
Tankbread 4: Black Snow Paul Mannering SF/AP/PA - Tankbread 4
A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One George R. R. Martin F - A Song of Ice and Fire 1
Exploded View Sam McPheeters CyberP
The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Reference Guide to the Future Michael Okuda
Denise Okuda
TV/SF - Star Trek
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales Dominik Parisien (Ed)
Navah Wolfe (Ed)
FairyT - Anthology
Everything Belongs to the Future Laurie Penny CyberP
Discworld Diary 2017 Terry Pratchett & Friends
Discworld Emporium
F
Reanimatrix Pete Rawlik P
Firewalk Chris Roberson UF/SupTh
Of Flame and Light Cecy Robson PNR - Weird Girls 7 / Taran's Book 2
Pathfinder Tales: Shy Knives Sam Sykes F - Pathfinder Tales 40
Only the Dead Know Burbank (D) Bradford Tatum H
Radiance (h2tp) Catherynne M. Valente SF/SO



October 19, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dark Reflections (ri) Samuel R. Delany LF
Everything That Isn't Winter: A Tor.Com Original (e) Margaret Killjoy SF
Homefront Horrors: Frights Away From the Front Lines, 1914-1918 Jess Nevins (Ed) H



October 20, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Honour Under Moonlight: A Tale of The God Fragments (e) Tom Lloyd F
The Hammer and the Goat (e) Peter Newman DF - Vagrant Short Story
Bridging Infinity (e) Jonathan Strahan (Ed) SF - The Infinity Project Anthology



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



AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CW - Contemporary Women
CyberP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F _ Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghosts
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
ParaTh - Paranormal Thriller
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TV - Television
UF - Urban Fantasy


Note: Not all of these genres and formats are represented in the books above.

The View From Monday - May 9, 2016


Happy Monday! The sun is out here after a week a rain and there are 4 debuts this week!

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley;

Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota 1) by Ada Palmer;

and

The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay.

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And from formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Corsair by James L. Cambias is out in Trade Paperback;

The Voodoo Killings (Kincaide Strange 1) by Kristi Charish;

Love is Red (The Nightsong Trilogy 1) by Sophie Jaff is out in Trade Paperback;

The Enceladus Crisis (Daedalus 2) by Michael J. Martinez is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Vagrant by Peter Newman is out in Hardcover;

and

Binary ((R)evolution 2) by Stephanie Saulter is out in Trade Paperback.

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The View From Monday - May 9, 2016



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



May 10, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Unburdened David Annandale SF - The Horus Heresy
Pyres of Armageddon (h2tp) David Annandale SF - Yarrick 2
Corsair: A Science Fiction Novel (h2tp) James L. Cambias SF
The Voodoo Killings Kristi Charish SF - Kincaide Strange 1
Nemesis Games (h2tp) James S.A. Corey SF - The Expanse 5
The World Engine Ben Counter SF - Space Marine Battles
Vengeance of the Demons Rebekah R. Ganiere PNR - The Society 3
Dark Orbit (h2tp) Carolyn Ives Gilman SF/AC
The Pier Falls: And Other Stories Mark Haddon LF/MR - Collection
The Stealers' War Stephen Hunt F -Far-Called Trilogy 3
The Loney (D) Andrew Michael Hurley LF/GO
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest Bryan Hurt (Ed) SF/LF - Anthology
Love Is Red (h2tp) Sophie Jaff H/F - The Nightsong Trilogy 1
Mongrels Stephen Graham Jones CoA/P/UF
Children of Earth and Sky Guy Gavriel Kay HistF
The Wolf in the Attic Paul Kearney F
A Whisper of Southern Lights Tim Lebbon HistF - The Assassins Series 2
The Corporation Wars: Dissidence Ken MacLeod SF - Corporation Wars 1
The Enceladus Crisis (tp2mm) Michael J. Martinez SF - Daedalus 2
The Alchemists' Council Cynthea Masson F
The Last Phoenix Graham McNeill SF - The Horus Heresy Omnibus 2
Secondhand Souls (h2tp) Christopher Moore Hu
The Vagrant Peter Newman DF
Too Like the Lightning (D) Ada Palmer SF - Terra Ignota 1
Binary (h2tp) Stephanie Saulter SF - (R)evolution 2
The Mirror Thief (D) Martin Seay Hist/M/Vis/Meta
The Potemkin Mosaic Mark Teppo SupTh
Central Station Lavie Tidhar AP/PA/CyberP
A Head Full of Ghosts (h2tp) Paul Tremblay H
Look Who's Back (h2tp) Timur Vermes Satire



May 11, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Pigeon Summer: A Tor.Com Original (e) Brit Mandelo F




May 13, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Operation Sea Mink (e) Addison Gunn SF - Extinction Biome: Invasion 4


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
CoA - Coming of Age
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
GoR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
PTh - Paranormal Thriller
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SP - Steampunk
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechnoTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
V - Visionary

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 36


This is the thirty-sixth 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 herePart 11 herePart 21 herePart 31 here
Part 2 herePart 12 herePart 22 herePart 32 here
Part 3 herePart 13 herePart 23 herePart 33 here
Part 4 herePart 14 herePart 24 herePart 34 here
Part 5 herePart 15 herePart 25 herePart 35 here
Part 6 herePart 16 herePart 26 here
Part 7 herePart 17 herePart 27 here
Part 8 herePart 18 herePart 28 here
Part 9 herePart 19 herePart 29 here
Part 10 herePart 20 herePart 30 here



Peter Newman (2015)

The Vagrant
The Vagrant 1
Harper Voyager, May 10, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 36
The Vagrant is his name. He has no other.

Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach.

Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.

As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.

His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war.

What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust.

But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.




Robert Repino (2015

Morte
Soho Press, February 9, 2016
Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Hardcover and eBook, January 20, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 36
The “war with no name” has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that will forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans. Under the Colony’s watchful eye, this utopia will be free of the humans’ penchant for violence, exploitation and religious superstition. As a final step in the war effort, the Colony uses its strange technology to transform the surface animals into high-functioning two-legged beings who rise up to kill their masters.

Former housecat turned war hero, Mort(e) is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bio-weapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind his recklessness is his ongoing search for a pre-transformation friend—a dog named Sheba. When he receives a mysterious message from the dwindling human resistance claiming Sheba is alive, he begins a journey that will take him from the remaining human strongholds to the heart of the Colony, where he will discover the source of EMSAH and the ultimate fate of all of earth’s creatures.
[description from Hardcover edition]




Katie Schickel (2015)

The Mermaid's Secret
Forge, June 14, 2016
Hardcover, Trade Paperback, and eBook, 288pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 36

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Alan Smale (2015)

Clash of Eagles
The Clash of Eagles Trilogy Book I
Del Rey, September 1, 2015
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 17, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 36
Perfect for fans of action-adventure and historical fiction—including novels by such authors as Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove—this stunning work of alternate history imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has not fallen and the North American continent has just been discovered. In the year 1218 AD, transported by Norse longboats, a Roman legion crosses the great ocean, enters an endless wilderness, and faces a cataclysmic clash of worlds, cultures, and warriors.

Ever hungry for land and gold, the Emperor has sent Praetor Gaius Marcellinus and the 33rd Roman Legion into the newly discovered lands of North America. Marcellinus and his men expect easy victory over the native inhabitants, but on the shores of a vast river the Legion clashes with a unique civilization armed with weapons and strategies no Roman has ever imagined.

Forced to watch his vaunted force massacred by a surprisingly tenacious enemy, Marcellinus is spared by his captors and kept alive for his military knowledge. As he recovers and learns more about these proud people, he can’t help but be drawn into their society, forming an uneasy friendship with the denizens of the city-state of Cahokia. But threats—both Roman and Native—promise to assail his newfound kin, and Marcellinus will struggle to keep the peace while the rest of the continent surges toward certain conflict.


Eagle in Exile
The Clash of Eagles Trilogy Book II
Del Rey, March 15, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 576 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 36
Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale’s gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218. Now the stunning story carries hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the culture of an extraordinary people—whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity forever change his life and destiny.

In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus is ordered to conquer North America and turning it into a Roman province. But outside the walls of the great city of Cahokia, his legion is destroyed outright; Marcellinus is the only one spared. In the months and years that follow, Marcellinus comes to see North America as his home and the Cahokians as his kin. He vows to defend these proud people from any threat, Roman or native.

After successfully repelling an invasion by the fearsome Iroqua tribes, Marcellinus realizes that a weak and fractured North America won’t stand a chance against the returning Roman army. Worse, rival factions from within threaten to tear Cahokia apart just when it needs to be most united and strong. Marcellinus is determined to save the civilization that has come to mean more to him than the empire he once served. But to survive the swords of Roma, he first must avert another Iroqua attack and bring the Cahokia together. Only with the hearts and souls of a nation at his back can Marcellinus hope to know triumph.




A.F.E. Smith (2015)

Goldenfire
The Darkhaven Novels 2
Harper Voyager UK, January 14, 2016
eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 36
In Darkhaven, peace doesn’t last long.

Ayla Nightshade has ruled Darkhaven for three years since the tragedy that tore her family apart. She has left her father’s cruel legacy behind and become a leader her people can believe in – or so she hopes.

Tomas Caraway is no longer a disgraced drunk; he’s Captain of the Helm and the partner of the most powerful woman in Darkhaven. He will do everything to protect Ayla and their adopted son against all possible threats.

But a discovery has been made that could have profound consequences for the Nightshade family. There is a weapon so deadly, it can kill even the powerful creatures they turn into. And now, that weapon has fallen into the wrong hands.

An assassin is coming for Ayla, and will stop at nothing to see her dead.


Interview with Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant - April 23, 2015


Please welcome Peter Newman to The Qwillery as part of the 2015 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. The Vagrant is published on April 23rd by Harper Voyager. Please join The Qwillery in wishing Peter a very Happy Publication Day!



Interview with Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant - April 23, 2015




TQ:  Welcome to The Qwillery. When and why did you start writing?

Peter:  Well I had a go at writing in my early twenties. I *blushes* ran a role playing game with the idea of using it as the basis for a story. I wrote about twenty thousand words or so and then naively showed some friends, hoping for encouragement. What I got was lots of well-meaning criticism. I didn’t write again for about ten years.

I started writing properly again when my wife, Emma (an incredible writer) noticed that I was living vicariously through her achievements and suggested I started working on my own projects. I haven’t looked back since.



TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Peter:  I’m a bit of both. It’s as if I’m standing on a hill on a misty morning. I can see my start point and the top of the hill opposite is my end point, and that’s clear to me as well. But I have to feel my way across the valley between them as I go. With The Vagrant, the mist was especially thick! It felt like I had the whole thing sitting there, fully formed, in the darkest recesses of my brain, and I had to go and excavate it, piece by piece.



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

Peter:  The moments between finishing one project and starting another. I get a great deal of fulfilment from writing and feel slightly adrift if I haven’t written anything for a few days.



TQ:  Who are some of your literary influences? Favorite authors?

Peter:  Robin Hobb (the storytelling! And oh my goodness: the characters!), Joe Abercrombie (the pacing! Getting me to care about terrible people!), China Mieville (the language! The ideas!) and Neil Gaiman (the sense of soul).



TQ:  Describe The Vagrant in 140 characters or less.

Peter:  A silent figure wanders a far-future-post-demonic-apocalypse, bearing humanities last hope. Also: demons, singing swords, a baby and a goat.



TQ:  Tell us something about The Vagrant that is not in the book description.

Peter:  The protagonist doesn’t speak.



TQ:  What inspired you to write The Vagrant? What appealed to you about writing in a futuristic post-apocalyptic novel?

Peter:  Nothing inspired me directly - he just turned up one day when I was trying to write a piece of short fiction. In terms of writing a piece of short fiction, it was an epic fail! I suppose the setting was a bit of a having my cake and eating it thing. I love the epic sweep of fantasy (and I’m a sucker for demons and swords), I like cool tech and the impact it can have on society, and I like the sense of threat and the psychological implications of a post-apocalyptic setting.



TQ:  What sort of research did you do for The Vagrant?

Peter:  Very little! At least, very little on purpose. I’ve had a lifetime of reading / watching science fiction and fantasy and I’ve been roleplaying since the age of eleven. Other than that, I’ve got a son (now 8), so in the years leading up to writing The Vagrant, I spent a lot of time with a baby, and significant time in playgroups and things seeing lots of others.



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

Peter:  Goats are great fun to write. There should be more goats in fantasy. When the going gets tough, it’s time to get a goat (said no person ever). But yes, it’s nice to have a character that knows what she wants and doesn’t care who gets broken so long as she gets it. In terms of hardest, the Vagrant himself was challenging to write as he doesn’t speak, you don’t hear his inner thoughts and he is, by nature, quite reserved.



TQ:  Which question about The Vagrant do you wish someone would ask? Ask it and answer it!

Peter:  Wow, that is a great question! And right now, I really, really, wish that I had an equally great response to it. But I don’t. Sorry.



TQ:  Give us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery lines from The Vagrant.

Peter:

“The order to retreat comes soon after. Barely two thousand survive the first retreat.

There is no second retreat.”



TQ:  What's next?

Peter:  Well, a draft of the sequel is sitting with my editor as I write this and will be out next year. I’ve got a few more books in this world still in me that I’d very much like the chance to write. Aside from that I have a couple of unrelated projects written up and waiting to go, along with a new project currently bound in the form of a mind map. It also features demons. I have a thing for demons.

Aside from that I’ll still be creating new episodes of the Tea and Jeopardy Podcast with Emma. Check us out at: http://teaandjeopardy.geekplanetonline.com/

Latest developments can be found here: http://www.runpetewrite.com/

Or feel free to ask me on Twitter: @runpetewrite



TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Peter:  Thanks for having me!





The Vagrant
Harper Voyager, April 23, 2015
Hardcover (UK) and eBook (UK/US), 400 pages
Cover Art: Jamie Jones

Interview with Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant - April 23, 2015
The Vagrant is his name. He has no other.

Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach.

Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.

As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.

His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war.

What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust.

But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.


You may read an excerpt of The Vagrant at Pat's Fantasy Hot List here.





About Peter

Interview with Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant - April 23, 2015
Photo by Lou Abercrombie
I write, I run, I sometimes pretend to be a butler…

Represented by Juliet Mushens of the Agency Group.

Debut novel The Vagrant being published by Harper Voyager 23rd April 2015
.
Co-writer of the Hugo nominated Tea and Jeopardy podcast

Find me on Twitter: @runpetewrite





Website



The View From Monday - April 20, 2015


Happy Monday!

There are 4 Debuts out this week:

Residue (Project Sentinel 1) by Steve Diamond;

Desert Rising (Desert Rising 1) by Kelley Grant;

The Vagrant by Peter Newman;

and

The Miracle Girl by Andrew Roe.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn;

The Machine Awakes (Spider War 2) by Adam Christopher;

Pirate's Alley (Sentinels of New Orleans 4) by Suzanne Johnson;

and

Angles of Attack (Frontlines 3) by Marko Kloos.


The View From Monday - April 20, 2015


April 20, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Residue (D)(e) Steve Diamond DF - Project Sentinel 1



April 21, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Within These Walls Ania Ahlborn H
Letters from the Dead (e)(ri) Campbell Armstrong H/Sus
The Wanting (e)(ri) Campbell Armstrong H/Sus
The Silver Witch Paula Brackston Hist/F
The Machine Awakes Adam Christopher SF - Spider War 2
Dark Skye (h2mm) Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 15
Sealed in Sin Juliette Cross PNR - Vessel Trilogy 2
Temporary Human (e) Craig Shaw Gardner UF - Temporary Magic 3
When We Were Animals Joshua Gaylord F/CoA
Desert Rising (D)(e) Kelley Grant F - Desert Rising 1
Pirate's Alley Suzanne Johnson UF - Sentinels of New Orleans 4
Damocles Phil Kelly
Guy Haley
Ben Counter
Josh Reynolds
SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles
Angles of Attack Marko Kloos SF - Frontlines 3
After Midnight (Ke) Allan Leverone H
War of Shadows Gail Z. Martin F - The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga 3
The Night Mayor (ri) Kim Newman SF
The Miracle Girl (D) Andrew Roe F/Psy
Dark Bride Jonathan Ryan H -  3 Gates of the Dead 2
Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas Kazuki Sakuraba F
The Blondes Emily Schultz Satire/Ap
The Edge of Reason Melinda Snodgrass CF - Edge 1
Emergence (e) William Vitka H - The Hroza Connection 2
Positive David Wellington H
Poisonwell Jeff Wheeler F - Whispers from Mirrowen 3
The Affinities Robert Charles Wilson SF
The Architect of Aeons John C. Wright SF - Count to a Trillion 3



April 22, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn: A Tor.Com Original (e) Usman T. Malik F



April 23, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Last Quarrel (e) Duncan Lay F
Melancholy: Episode 2 (e) Charlotte McConaghy PNR - Melancholy
The Vagrant (D) Peter Newman F



April 24, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Scripture From the Past C. J. Gleave F - Alkoryn Chronicles 1
The Bones Would Do Lee Morgan Su - Christopher Penrose 2
After: Dying Light (Ke) Scott Nicholson PA/Th - After 6



D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook only
ri - reissue or reprint


Ap - Apocalyptic
CF  - Contemporary Fiction
CoA - Coming of Age
DF - Dark Fantasy
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR -Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
SF - Science Fiction
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thirller
UF- Urban Fantasy


2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts



2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts


Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2015 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. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on April 24, 2015.


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2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts




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2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts

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