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The View From Monday - October 21, 2013

Happy Monday! Only 10 days until Halloween. It's finally become chilly here. There is frost on the lawns and a distinct nip in the air. I'm reading The Garden of Stone by Mark T. Barnes. This is the first novel in the Echoes of Empire series. The 2nd novel, The Obsidian Heart, was out last week. I'm really enjoying the lush world building. More on this when I'm done reading.

I did finish Prodigal Son (Truthseers 1) by Debra Mullins. I really enjoyed how Mullins is using the myth of Atlantis. The female lead, Cara McGaffigan, didn't do much for me. She became a stronger character as the novel went on, but I believe that she was not fully developed and was a bit one dimensional for me. The male lead, Rafe Montana, and his family were much more interesting. All in all it was a good story and I will continue reading this series. More on this in a longer review soon.

The View From Monday - October 21, 2013

It's a very light release week with 2 debuts:

Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin;


Poe by J. Lincoln Fenn.

October 21, 2013
Hunter's Moon (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Moon 2
Nightlife (D) (e) Matthew Quinn Martin H
Death Bringer (e) Kate Pearce PNR - Soul Justice 2

October 22, 2013
Esrever Doom Piers Anthony F - Xanth 37
Spirit of the Century Presents: King Khan Harry Connolly F - Spirit of the Century
Knights Templar: A Secret History Graeme Davis F - Dark
Poe (D) J. Lincoln Fenn H
Ink Mage (Kindle serial) Victor Gischler F
Midnight's Promise: Part 3 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors
If Only In My Dreams (ri) Wendy Markham TTR
The Quorum (ri) Kim Newman H
A Bloodsmoor Romance (ri) Joyce Carol Oates Go/R
Captive A. D. Robertson FR -  The Forbidden Side of Nightshade
Waking Up Dead Emma Shortt Z/R - An End of Days Love Novel
Black and Blue Gena Showalter PNR - Otherworld Assassin 2
The Abominable: A Novel Dan Simmons Th/H
Doctor Who: Summer Falls and Other Stories Amelia Williams SF - Doctor Who

D - Debut
e - eBook
ri - reissue or reprint

F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
Z - Zombies

2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - October 2013

It's time for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for October 2013!

Since Cover Wars was so much fun as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, we're doing it again for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge. Each month you will be able to vote for your 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 2013 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 I have it.

I'm using Blogger's poll widget because it's easier for everyone. I'll keep an eye on the poll for anomalies.

Cover art by John Harris.

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