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The View From Monday - February 17, 2020


Happy Monday!

There are 3 debuts this week:

The Goblets Immortal by Beth Overmyer;

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen 1) by K.S. Villoso;

and

The Golden Key by Marian Womack.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Westside (A Gilda Carr Tiny Mystery 1) by W.M. Akers is out in Trade Paperback;

Voodoo Shanghai (Kincaid Strange 3) by Kristi Charish;

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is out in Trade Paperback;

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James;

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Gravity of a Distant Sun (Shieldrunner Pirates 3) by R.E. Stearns.

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



The View From Monday - February 17, 2020



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

February 18, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Westside (h2tp) W.M. Akers HistF - A Gilda Carr Tiny Mystery 1
Voodoo Shanghai Kristi Charish UF - Kincaid Strange 3
Bridge 108 Anne Charnock Dys
The Science of Women in Horror: The Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fright Films Meg Hafdahl
Kelly Florence
Science
Seven Devils Kenneth Mark Hoover W/H
The Last (ri) Hanna Jameson Th/PA
Machines in the Head: Selected Stories Anna Kavan SS
Sword of Fire Katharine Kerr F - Deverry 1
The Queen of Raiders Sarah Kozloff F - The Nine Realms 2
Gods of Jade and Shadow (h2tp) Silvia Moreno-Garcia HistF
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors Doug Murano (Ed)
Michael Bailey (Ed)
H - Anthology
Twilight of the Gods Scott Oden HistF - Grimnir 2
Light of Impossible Stars Gareth L. Powell SF - Embers of War 3
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow Natasha Pulley HistF
The Sun Down Motel Simone St. James SupTh
The Priory of the Orange Tree (h2tp) Samantha Shannon F
Gravity of a Distant Sun R. E. Stearns SF - Shieldrunner Pirates 3
Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special Book Titan PerfArts/TV - Star Trek
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (D) K. S. Villoso F - Chronicles of the Bitch Queen 1
The Bird King (h2tp) G. Willow Wilson HistF
The Golden Key (D) Marian Womack F/GothicM



February 19, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Girlfriend's Guide to Gods: A Tor.com Original (e) Maria Dahvana Headley F



February 20, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Garden of Bewitchment Catherine Cavendish H - Fiction Without Frontiers
The Blood-Dimmed Tide Michael R. Johnston SF/SO - Fiction Without Frontiers
The Goblets Immortal (D - Fantasy) Beth Overmyer F - Fiction Without Frontiers



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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyperpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FR- Fantasy Romance
GothicM - Gothic Mystery
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western
WW - Weird Western

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

The View From Monday - February 26, 2019


Happy last Monday in February.

There are no debuts this week. From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Death & Honey by Kevin Hearne, Lila Bowen, and Chuck Wendig;

Kill the Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell 1) by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson is out in Trade Paperback;

Sedona Sin (Sedona Pack 1) by Lisa Kessler;

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor 2) by Mark Lawrence is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie;

Lost Souls (Soul Charmer 3) by Chelsea Mueller;

Final Exam (A Witch City Mystery 8) by Carol J. Perry;

and

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.

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



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

February 25, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sedona Sin (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Sedona Pack 1
Lost Souls Chelsea Mueller UF - Soul Charmer 3



February 26, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Beast Arises: Volume 1 Dan Abnett
Rob Sanders
SF - Warhammer 40,000
Phoenix Falling Laura Bickle CF - Wildlands 5
The Skaar Invasion Terry Brooks F - The Fall of Shannara 2
Mike Hammer - The Goliath Bone Max Allan Collins Mickey Spillane PI/H
The Librarians and the Pot of Gold (h2mm) Greg Cox CF/MTI - The Librarians 3
The Dark Powers of Tolkien David Day F/DF
One of Us (h2tp) Craig DiLouie CF/F/LF/MR
The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction Gardner Dozois (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Blackest Heart Brian Lee Durfee F - The Five Warrior Angels 2
1636: The Vatican Sanction Eric Flint
Charles E. Gannon
SF - Ring of Fire 24
Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #2: A Selection of Novellas (e) Lee Harris (Ed) SF/F - Anthology
Broken Sun, Broken Moon Brent Hayward F/DF/SF - Collection
Kill the Farm Boy (h2tp) Kevin Hearne
Delilah S. Dawson
F/HU/FairyT/FolkT/LM - The Tales of Pell 1
The Darkest Lord (e) Jack Heckel F/HU/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Mysterium 3
Miss Violet and the Great War Leanna Renee Hieber HistF/SP - Strangely Beautiful 3
Skidding Into Oblivion Brian Hodge Occ/Sup/H/SS - Collection
Circle of the Moon Faith Hunter UF/CF/P - Soulwood 4
Mission to Methone (tp2mm) Les Johnson SF/HSF
Hole in the World Brian Keene DF - Lost Level Prequel
In the Land of the Everliving Stephen R. Lawhead F/HistF - Eirlandia 2
Grey Sister (h2mm) Mark Lawrence F - Book of the Ancestor 2
The Folded Land (tp2mm) Tim Lebbon DF/CF/H - Relics 2
The Raven Tower Ann Leckie F/LF
No Way S. J. Morden SF/HSF/SE - One Way 2
Awakened (h2mm) James S. Murray
Darren Wearmouth
H - Awakened 1
Final Exam Carol J. Perry PCM - A Witch City Mystery 8
The Homecoming Andrew Pyper LF/PsyTh
Chaos, A Fable Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Jeffrey Gray (Tr)
LF
Contact (ri) Carl Sagan SF/AC
The Priory of the Orange Tree Samantha Shannon F/CoA/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Captain Marvel: Liberation Run Prose Novel Tess Sharpe SH
You Had Me at Jaguar Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Shifter 1
The Witchwood Crown (tp2mm) Tad Williams F/DF - Last King of Osten Ard 1
The Praxis (ri) Walter Jon Williams SF - Dread Empire's Fall 1
Thrawn: Alliances (h2mm) Timothy Zahn SF/SO - Star Wars: Thrawn 2
Cobra Traitor (tp2mm) Timothy Zahn SF - Cobra 10



February 28, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The American Superhero: Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History Richard A. Hall HC
Death & Honey Kevin Hearne
Lila Bowen
Chuck Wendig
F/Sup/UF
More Walls Broken Tim Powers F/SF



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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
Bio - Biographical
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PI - Private Investigators
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PP - Police Procedural
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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 works by formerly featured DAC Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Edward Lazellari (2011)

Blood of Ten Kings
Guardians of Aandor 3
Tor Books, December 4, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 496 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Blood of Ten Kings is the action-packed finale of Edward Lazellari's epic fantasy Aandor trilogy.

The Guardians return to their reality, ill-equipped to fend off Farrenheil's invading soldiers, which have saturated the kingdom. Daniel and Seth must vanquish ancient ghosts to claim the powers of their birthrights even as Cat MacDonnell fights to retain her husband against a kingdom that would rather see Callum wed to Chryslantha Godwynn.

Their fellowship broken, Seth, Catherine, Callum, and Daniel must deftly navigate the dangers of Aandor or face oblivion at the hands of their enemies.

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
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Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 2






Samantha Shannon (2013)

The Priory of the Orange Tree
Bloomsbury Publishing, February 26, 2019
Hardcover and eBook, 848 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons--and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.


The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.





Ferrett Steinmetz (2015)

The Sol Majestic
Tor Books, June 11, 2019
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
The Sol Majestic is a big-hearted intergalactic adventure for fans of Becky Chambers and The Good Place

"A feast of a book.” —Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire

Kenna, an aspirational teen guru, wanders destitute across the stars as he tries to achieve his parents' ambition to advise the celestial elite.

Everything changes when Kenna wins a free dinner at The Sol Majestic, the galaxy's most renown restaurant, giving him access to the cosmos's one-percent. His dream is jeopardized, however, when he learns his highly-publicized "free meal" risks putting The Sol Majestic into financial ruin. Kenna and a motley gang of newfound friends — including a teleporting celebrity chef, a trust-fund adrenaline junkie, an inept apprentice, and a brilliant mistress of disguise — must concoct an extravagant scheme to save everything they cherish. In doing so, Kenna may sacrifice his ideals — or learn even greater lessons about wisdom, friendship, and love.

Utterly charming and out of this world, The Sol Majestic will satisfy the appetites of sci-fi aficionados and newcomers alike.

The View From Monday - March 5, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in March!


There are 7 debuts this week:

The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum;

Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan;

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby;

Quietus by Tristan Palmgren;

Mr. Neutron by Joe Ponepinto;

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell;

and

The Glass Blade (Hunters of Infinity 1) by Ryan Wieser.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Highland Dragon Master (Dawn of the Highland Dragon 3) by Isabel Cooper;

Queen of Struggle (The Memory Thief 2) by Nik Korpon;

Lady Henterman's Wardrobe ( Streets of Maradaine 2) by Marshall Ryan Maresca;

and

The Song Rising (The Bone Season 3) by Samantha Shannon is out in Trade Paperback.

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



The View From Monday - March 5, 2018



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

March 5, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Silver Stag (e) Yasmine Galenorn DF - The Wild Hunt 1



March 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Magos Dan Abnett SF - Eisenhorn 4
Awayland: Stories Ramona Ausubel LF - Collection
Census Jesse Ball LF/SF
Lake Silence Anne Bishop DF/CF/FR - World of the Others, The 1
The Coincidence Makers (D) Yoav Blum LF/F/MR
Burn Bright Patricia Briggs RF/UF - Alpha and Omega 5
Firebrand Kristen Britain F/DF - Green Rider 6
Hooked on a Phoenix Ashlyn Chase PNR - Phoenix Brothers 1
Highland Dragon Master Isabel Cooper Hist/PNR - Dawn of the Highland Dragon 3
Star Destroyers Tony Daniel (Ed)
Christopher Ruocchio (Ed)
SF/SO - Anthology
Blackout (tp2mm) Marc Elsberg TechTh
The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition Jason Fry SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars
The Cold Eye (h2tp) Laura Anne Gilman HistF - The Devil's West 2
Awakening the Shifter Jane Godman PNR
Rainbirds (D) Clarissa Goenawan Psy/Cr/MR
Blood of the Four Christopher Golden
Tim Lebbon
F
Killing in C Sharp Alexia Gordon SupM - A Gethsemane Brown Mystery 3
Dark Alpha's Night (e) Donna Grant PNR - Reapers 5
Smoke Eaters (D) Sean Grigsby SF
Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records: Official Timey-Wimey Edition (e) Simon Guerrier SF - Doctor Who
Forbidden Stranger (e) Megan Hart SFR - The Protector 3
An American Witch in Paris Michele Hauf PNR
Cadia Stands Justin D. Hill SF - Astra Militarum
Queen of the Struggle Nik Korpon SF/AP/PA - The Memory Thief 2
If Tomorrow Comes Nancy Kress HSF/AC/GenEng - Yesterday's Kin Trilogy 2
Sins of Her Father Mike Kupari SF/SO
The Changeling (h2tp) Victor LaValle LF/F/CF
Princess of Blood Tom Lloyd F - God Fragments 2
Alpha Unleashed Kathy Lyons PNR - Grizzlies Gone Wild 4
Lady Henterman's Wardrobe Marshall Ryan Maresca F/UF - Streets of Maradaine 2
The Burning World (h2tp) Isaac Marion LF - Warm Bodies  2
Tricks for Free Seanan McGuire DF/P/UF - InCryptid 7
The Warrior Within Angus McIntyre SF/SO
High Voltage Karen Marie Moning PNR/P/FR - Fever 10
Man-Kzin Wars IV (e)(ri) Larry Niven SF - Man-Kzin Wars 4
Quietus (D) Tristan Palmgren HSF/HistF/Rel
Typescript of the Second Origin Manuel De Pedrolo
Sara Martin (Tr)
SF
The Silent Companions (D-US) Laura Purcell Hist/Gothic/GH
Master Assassins Robert V.S. Redick F - The Fire Sacraments 1
The Spear of Shadows Josh Reynolds F - Eight Lamentations 1
New York 2140 (h2tp) Kim Stanley Robinson HSF
Fever Dream (h2tp) Samanta Schweblin
Megan McDowell (Tr)
LF/Psy/H
The Song Rising (h2tp) Samantha Shannon F - The Bone Season 3
Flight of the White Wolf Terry Spear PNR - White Wolf 2
The Ashes of Prospero Gav Thorpe SF - Space Marine Conquests 2
Beren and Lúthien (h2tp) J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Tolkien (Ed)
F
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro Daniel Kraus FR/MR/Hist
The Refrigerator Monologues (h2tp) Catherynne M. Valente CF
A Call to Vengeance David Weber
Timothy Zahn
Thomas Pope
SF - Manticore Ascendant 3
The Glass Blade (D) Ryan Wieser F - Hunters of Infinity 1
Daughters of the Storm Kim Wilkins F - Daughters of the Storm 1
Guardian Angels and Other Monsters Daniel H. Wilson SF/HSF - Collection



March 7, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mr. Neutron (D) Joe Ponepinto LF/Satire



March 9, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy: Outstanding Essays from the J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences Gregory Benford (Ed)
Gary Westfahl (Ed)
Howard V. Hendrix (Ed)
Joseph D. Miller (Ed)
SF/F/HC
Somnium Steve Moore Hist



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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Cr - Crime
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LC Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PoliSci - Political Science
Psy - Psychological
Rel - Religious
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SoGothic - Southern Gothic
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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 works by formerly featured DAC Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Jess Kidd (2017)

Mr. Flood's Last Resort
Atria Books, May 1, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
The award-winning author of Himself presents the spellbinding tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets. Packed with charming eccentricities, greedy heirs, unresolved disappearances, and a whole lot of heart, Mr. Flood's Last Resort is a gripping mystery that examines the space between sin and sainthood, reminding us that the most important forgiveness we can offer is to ourselves.

Maud Drennan is a dedicated caretaker, but her sunny, capable disposition and snappy quips mask a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her in the company of a cast of patron saints who pop in and out of her life like unwelcome tourists. She tries to find solace in her hard work in London...but then she meets the inimitable Mr. Flood.

A menace by all accounts, Cathal Flood is a widower living alone in a Gothic Dorset mansion crawling with collector’s items and feral cats. Stubborn as anything and an extreme hoarder, he has been battling his son’s attempts to move him into an old age home, and rumor has it he sent his last caretaker to the madhouse.

But Maud is this insolent old man’s last chance: if she can help him get the house in order, he might be able to fend off the deportation. So the unlikely pair begin to cooperate, connecting over their shared love of folk tales and their suspicion of Gabriel, Cathal’s overbearing son. Still, shadows are growing in the cluttered corners of the mansion, hinting at buried family secrets, and reminding Maud that she doesn’t really know this man at all. When she starts poking around, the forgotten case of a missing local schoolgirl comes to light, and a full-steam search for answers begins.

Full of charming eccentricities, twisted comedy, a whole lot of heart, and Jess Kidd’s “lyrical, lush, and hugely imaginative” (Sunday Express Magazine) prose, Mr. Flood's Last Resort is a mesmerizing tale that will make you re-examine the space between sin and sainthood, reminding you that when all is said and done, the most important forgiveness that we can offer is to ourselves.





K. M. McKinley (2015)

The Brass God
The Gates of the World 3
Solaris, March 27, 2018
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Magic and technology combine in an epic fantasy like no other.

War is coming to Ruthnia. As ancient, inhuman powers move against one another, Rel Kressind finds himself in the company of the fabled modalmen – giants who regard themselves as the true keepers of humanity’s legacy. Far out in the blasted, magical wastelands of the Black Sands where no man of the Hundred has ever set foot before, Rel comes face to face with the modalman’s deity, the Brass God. What Rel learns in the Brass God’s broken halls will shake his understanding of reality forever.

Magic and technology combine in an epic fantasy like no other, where lost science, giant tides and jealous gods shape the fate of two worlds, and the actions of six siblings may save a universe, or damn it.


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 1
Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 2





Samantha Shannon (2013)

The Song Rising
The Bone Season 3
Bloomsbury USA, March 6, 2018
Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 7, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Now in paperback, the magnificent third book in the New York Times bestselling series: "A tantalizing, otherworldly adventure with imagination that burns like fire" (Kirkus Reviews).

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it . . .


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 1
Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Book 2

The View From Monday - December 5, 2016


Happy Monday! We have our first school delay of the year. Just a bit of snow but it fell at just the right time to delay school. And it's really cold here for the first time. Winter is coming. :-)

There are no debuts in December for the first time in the 6 years that The Qwillery has had a Debut Author Challenge! I keep looking though.


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Chaos of Luck: A Science Fiction Romance (A Felicia Sevigny Novel 2) by Catherine Cerveny;

The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon Trilogy 2) by Francesca Haig is out in Trade Paperback;

A Season of Spells (A Noctic Magicae Novel 3) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter;

The Curse of the Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson 10) by Darynda Jones is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Legend of Love (Muse Chronicles 2) by Lisa Kessler;

Judgment at Verdant Court (World of Prime 3) by M.C. Planck;

The Pale Dreamer (A Bone Season Novella) by Samantha Shannon;

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne 1-3) by Brian Staveley;

and

Unveiled (A Changeling P.I. Novel 2) by Ruth Vincent.



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


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



The View From Monday - December 5, 2016



December 5, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Legend of Love (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Muse Chronicles 2
San Francisco Wolf Pack Boxed Set (e) Kristin Miller PNR - San Francisco Wolf Pack
Preternatural Affairs, Books 4-7: Shadow Burns, Deadly Wrong, Ashes and Arsenic, and Once Darkness Falls: Urban Fantasy Mystery Novels (e) SM Reine UF/M - Descentverse Collections
Enveloping Shadows (e) Lauren D.M. Smith FR
Drakon's Promise (e) N.J. Walters PNR - Blood of the Drakon



December 6, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Return Buzz Aldrin
John Barnes
SF
Astra Militarum David Annandale Braden Campbell
Toby Frost
Justin D. Hill
SF - Legends of the Dark Millennium 4
Winter Halo Keri Arthur F/Dys/P - An Outcast Novel 2
The Feast of All Souls Simon Bestwick H
Dear Santa (e) Ray Bradbury F - A Mulholland / Strand Magazine Short
Inherit the Crown (e) Jayde Brooks CF
The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome (h2tp) Serge Brussolo SF/Dys
The Chaos of Luck: A Science Fiction Romance (e) Catherine Cerveny SFR - A Felicia Sevigny Novel 2
Spouse on Haunted Hill E.J. Copperman PCM - A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 8
Babylon's Ashes James S. A. Corey SF - Expanse Series 6
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners Larry Correia
Ringo John
UF - Monster Hunter Memoirs 2
Monster Hunter International (Leatherbound Edition) Larry Correia UF - Monster Hunter 1
The Resident Evil at Blackthorn Manor (Ke) Catherine Coulter H/Occ - Grayson Sherbrooke's Otherworldly Adventures2
The Chemical Wedding: by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days by Johann Valentin Andreae in a New Version John Crowley F
Warrior Untamed Shannon Curtis PNR
King Breaker (ri) Rowena Cory Daniells F - King Rolen's Kin 4
Super City Cops - Avenging Amethyst (e) Keith R.A. DeCandido SH/M - SCC 1
The Nature of a Pirate A. M. Dellamonica F - Stormwrack 3
The Talon of Horus Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - The Black Legion 1
Speak to the Devil Dave Duncan F - The Brothers Magnus 1
Prose and Cons Amanda Flower PCM - A Magical Bookshop Mystery 2
The Forgotten Tale (e) J.M. Frey F - The Accidental Turn 2
Dreamweaver C.S. Friedman F - Dreamwalker Chronicles 3
The Immortal Throne Stella Gemmell F - The City 2
Dead Ringers (h2mm)
Christopher Golden H
The Silent War Laurie Goulding SF - The Horus Heresy 37
Wrath John Gwynne F - The Faithful and the Fallen 4
The Map of Bones (h2tp) Francesca Haig SF/AP/PA -The Fire Sermon Trilogy 2
Wounded (Ke) (Kindle Single) Laurell K. Hamilton F - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
Zombie Island (e)(ri) Lori Handeland HistF - Shakespeare Undead Series 2
A Season of Spells Sylvia Izzo Hunter F - A Noctis Magicae Novel 3
Taken by Darkness (e) Alexandra Ivy PNR - Guardians of Eternity
The Ghosts of Misty Hollow Sue Ann Jaffarian PCM - Ghost of Granny Apples 6
The Curse of the Tenth Grave (h2mm) Darynda Jones M/P - Charley Davidson 10
Waking the Serpent Jane Kindred PNR
The Dark Tower Boxed Set Stephen King SupTh - The Dark Tower
Skeleton Crew: Stories Stephen King Sus/H - Collection
The Wind Through the Keyhole (ri) Stephen King SupTh - The Dark Tower 8
Pathfinder Tales: Reaper's Eye Richard A. Knaak F - Pathfinder Tales 36
Alien Nation Gini Koch SF/FR/PNR - Alien Novels 14
Tempest: All New Tales of Valdemar Mercedes Lackey (Ed) F - Anthology
Mars Crossing Geoffrey A. Landis SF
The Paradise Motel (e)(ri) Eric McCormack GO/H
Jerusalem Fire (ri) R. M. Meluch SF
Affliction (e) Amy Miles SF/PA - The Withered 3
Snake Eyes Hillary Monahan H - Gods and Monsters 3
Five Stories High: One House, Five Hauntings, Five Chilling Stories Jonathan Oliver (Ed) H
1635: The Wars for the Rhine Anette Pedersen SF - Ring of Fire 24
The Altreian Enigma Richard Phillips SF - Rho Agenda Assimilation 2
Judgment at Verdant Court M.C. Planck F - World of Prime 3
A Mate for Christmas Katie Reus PNR - Moon Shifter Series
In the Eyes of Mr Fury Philip Ridley MR
Island of Glass Nora Roberts PNR - Guardians Trilogy 3
The First Swords: The Book of Swords, Volumes I, II, III (ri) Fred Saberhagen F - Swords
The Pale Dreamer (e) Samantha Shannon F - A Bone Season Novella
The Extra Michael Shea Th
Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (e) Brian Staveley F - Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne 1-3
A Sad Mistake (e) R.L. Stine H - A Mulholland / Strand Magazine Short
The Liberation Ian Tregillis AH - The Alchemy Wars 3
Secret of the Nagas (h2tp) Amish Tripathi F - The Shiva Trilogy 2
Wolf Unleashed Paige Tyler PNR - SWAT 5
Unveiled (e) Ruth Vincent UF - A Changeling P.I. Novel 2
Blood Vow J. R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Legacy 2
Doom of the Dragon (h2mm) Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
F - Dragonships of Vindras 4
Hammers of Sigmar C L Werner
Darius Hinks
F - The Realmgate Wars 3
Dragon Spawn Eileen Wilks PNR - A Novel of the Lupi 13
Last Year Robert Charles Wilson SF/TT
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days Jeanette Winterson GB - Collection



December 8, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
SNAFU: Black Ops (Ke) Jonathan Maberry Nicholas Sansbury Smith H




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


AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Cozy Mystery
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MedTh - Medical Thriller
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArt - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Pop Culture
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy


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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32


This is the thirty-second 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.



Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 48 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here



Mishell Baker (2016)

Phantom Pains
The Arcadia Project 2
Saga Press, March 21, 2017
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
In the second book to the “exciting, inventive, and brilliantly plotted” (Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author) Borderline, Millie unwillingly returns to the Arcadia Project when an impossible and deadly situation pulls her back in.

Four months ago, Millie left the Arcadia Project after losing her partner Teo to the lethal magic of an Unseelie fey countess. Now, in a final visit to the scene of the crime, Millie and her former boss Caryl encounter Teo’s tormented ghost. But there’s one problem: according to Caryl, ghosts don’t exist.

Millie has a new life, a stressful job, and no time to get pulled back into the Project, but she agrees to tell her side of the ghost story to the agents from the Project’s National Headquarters. During her visit though, tragedy strikes when one of the agents is gruesomely murdered in a way only Caryl could have achieved. Millie knows Caryl is innocent, but the only way to save her from the Project’s severe, off-the-books justice is to find the mysterious culprits that can only be seen when they want to be seen. Millie must solve the mystery not only to save Caryl, but also to foil an insidious, arcane terrorist plot that would leave two worlds in ruins.





Adrian Selby (2016)

Snakewood
Orbit, January 17, 2017
Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 15, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
A LIFETIME OF ENEMIES HAS ITS OWN PRICE

Mercenaries who gave no quarter, they shook the pillars of the world through cunning, chemical brews, and cold steel.

Now, their glory days are behind them. Scattered to the wind and their genius leader in hiding, they are being hunted down and eliminated.

One by one.

A groundbreaking debut fantasy of betrayal, mystery, and bloody revenge.





Samantha Shannon (2013)

On the Merits of Unnaturalness
Bloomsbury USA, April 7, 2016
The Bone Season
eBook, 40 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
Be aware, my good Reader, that this Pamphlet, no matter how controversial its content, must never fall into enemy Hands.

The most important piece of clairvoyant literature written in the twenty-first century, On the Merits of Unnaturalness is a pamphlet first published anonymously in 2031 by Jaxon Hall, the voyant who would later become the mime-lord known as the White Binder.

Hall was the first to index both known and supposed forms of Unnaturalness, resulting in the classification of the Seven Orders. This controversial piece of literature spread across the voyant underworld like a plague, revolutionising the syndicate but also creating discord in the form of brutal gang wars between the newly divided categories, the scars of which can still be seen today.

Revelatory and subversive, On the Merits of Unnaturalness is a must-read for any reader with a desire to further immerse themselves in the incredible world of Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season.



The Pale Dreamer
A Bone Season Novella
Bloomsbury USA, December 6, 2016
eBook, 78 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
In the perilous heart of Scion London, a dangerous and valuable poltergeist is on the loose - and it must be caught before chaos erupts on the streets of the capital. Here, the clairvoyant underworld plays by its own rules, and rival gangs will stop at nothing to win such a magnificent prize.

Sixteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working for Jaxon Hall, the most notorious mime-lord in the city. He thinks she is hiding a powerful gift, but it refuses to surface. Maybe this is the opportunity she needs to secure her position in his gang, the Seven Seals…



The Bone Season
The Bone Season 1
Bloomsbury USA, February 7, 2017
Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Hardcover and eBook, August 20, 2013
Trade Paperback, May, 6, 2014

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
The first pick of NBC's Today Book Club

Featured in New York, USA Today, and Forbes, and on CNN.com.

Enter the world of Paige Mahoney, a gifted clairvoyant, a “dreamwalker,” in the year 2059. Her natural talents are considered treasonous under the current regime. Snatched away to a secret prison, she encounters another race, the Rephaim, creatures who wish to control the powers of Paige and those like her. One in particular will be assigned as her keeper, her trainer. But his motives are mysterious. To regain her freedom, Paige must learn to trust, in the prison where she is meant to die.



The Mime Order
The Bone Season 2
Bloomsbury USA, February 7, 2017
Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Hardcover and eBook, January 27, 2015
Trade Paperback, January 26, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London . . .

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.



The Song Rising
The Bone Season 3
Bloomsbury USA, March 7, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
The magnificent new book in the New York Times-bestselling series: a fantastic tale of rebellion and courage against enormous odds.

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it . . .



The Song Rising: Collector’s Edition, Signed by the Author
The Bone Season 3
Bloomsbury USA, March 7, 2017
Hardcover, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 32
Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it . . .

The View From Monday - January 25, 2016


Happy Monday! Hope that everyone who was affected by Snowzilla 2016 is well and dug out!

There are four debuts this week:

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders;

The Blue Line by Ingird Betancourt;

The Rule of Luck: A Science Fiction Romance by Catherine Cerveny;

and

Noah's Wife by Lindsay Starck.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles 8) by Kevin Hearne;

The Mime Order (The Bone Season 2) by Samantha Shannon is out in Trade Paperback;

Broken Hero (Arthur Wallace 4) by Jonathan Wood:

and

Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome 1) by Rebecca Zanetti.



The View From Monday - January 25, 2016



January 25, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Case of the Fickle Mermaid P. J. Brackston M/FairyT - A Brothers Grimm Mystery 3
Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints (h2tp) P. J. Brackston M/FairyT - A Brothers Grimm Mystery 1
Inversion Point (e) Kelly Jensen
Jenn Burke
SFR - Chaos Station 4



January 26, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
All the Birds in the Sky (D) Charlie Jane Anders SF
Sage's Eyes V.C. Andrews Family Saga
Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology Kelley Armstrong CF - Otherworld
The Evening Spider Emily Arsenault PsySus
City of Blades Robert Jackson Bennett F - The Divine Cities 2
The Blue Line (D) Ingrid Betancourt MR
A Pocket Full of Lies Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
The Skull Throne (h2mm) Peter V. Brett F - The Demon Cycle 4
Never Let Me: Never Let Me Sleep, Never Let Me Leave, Never Let Me Die Jennifer Brozek UF - Melissa Allen Trilogy 1 - 3
Kushiel's Avatar (ri) Jacqueline Carey HistF - Kushiel's Legacy 3
The Rule of Luck: A Science Fiction Romance (D) (e) Catherine Cerveny SFR
Lethal Velocity (ri) Lincoln Child SF/Sus
Eaters of the Dead (ri) Michael Crichton H
The Philip K. Dick Reader Philip K. Dick SF - Collection
Graveyard William C. Dietz UF - Mutant Files 3
First Kill: A Tor.Com Original (e) Jennifer Fallon UF
Spider Game Christine Feehan PNR - Ghostwalker 12
Castaway Planet (h2mm) Eric Flint
Ryk E Spoor
SF - Boundary 4
Staked Kevin Hearne UF - The Iron Druid Chronicles 8
Carnal Sacrifice (e) Angelika Helsing PNR
Lords of the Sith: Star Wars (h2mm) Paul S. Kemp SF - Star Wars
11/22/63 (tp2mm) Stephen King HistTh/TT
Mothership (ri) Martin Leicht
Isla Neal
SF - The Ever-Expanding Universe 1
Daughter of Blood Helen Lowe F - Wall of Night 3
The Devil's Bag Man (h2mm) Adam Mansbach H/Sup/Sus - Jess Galvan 2
Warriors 1 (e) George R. R. Martin (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
Various - Anthology
Warriors 2 (e) George R. R. Martin  (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
Various - Anthology
Warriors 3 (e) George R. R. Martin (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
Various - Anthology
Satin Island (h2tp) Tom McCarthy LF/Dys/Meta
No Going Back (h2mm) Mark L. Van Name SF - Jon & Lobo 5
The Dark Side of the Cross James S. Parker Th/Sup - A James MacBridan Mystery 1
Dark Homecoming William Patterson Gothic/Sus
The Long Utopia (h2mm) Terry Pratchett
Stephen Baxter
SF - Long Earth 4
7 Sykos (e) Marsheila Rockwell Jeff Mariotte SF
Roadside Magic Lilith Saintcrow UF - Gallow and Ragged 2
The Bands of Mourning Brandon Sanderson F - Mistborn 6
Shattered Shields (tp2mm) Bryan Thomas Schmidt (ed)
Jennifer Brozek(ed)
F - Anthology
The Mime Order (h2tp) Samantha Shannon F - The Bone Season 2
The Brimstone Deception Lisa Shearin UF - SPI Files 3
Night Study Maria V. Snyder F - Study 5
Noah's Wife (D) Lyndsay Starck LF
Lustlocked: A Sin du Jour Affair Matt Wallace F - Sin du Jour Affair 2
Broken Hero Jonathan Wood UF - Arthur Wallace 4
Mercury Striking Rebecca Zanetti R/AP/PA/Sus - The Scorpius Syndrome 1



January 27, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Sleep Garden Jim Krusoe LF
The Maiden Thief: A Tor.Com Original (e) Melissa Marr F



January 28, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Driven Kelley Armstrong UF - Otherworld Stories



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


AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21


This is the twenty-first 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 here
Part 2 herePart 12 here
Part 3 herePart 13 here
Part 4 herePart 14 here
Part 5 herePart 15 here
Part 6 herePart 16 here
Part 7 herePart 17 here
Part 8 herePart 18 here
Part 9 herePart 19 here
Part 10 herePart 20 here



Samantha Shannon (2013)

The Mime Order
The Bone Season 2
Bloomsbury USA, January 26, 2016
Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Hardcover and eBook, January 27, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London . . .

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.




Lori Sjoberg (2013)

Grave Attraction
Grave 4
Lyrical Press, January 5, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 206 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21
He’s a reaper who works by the book. But a sexy shifter will have him changing the course of fate just to be with her—if a killer doesn’t get to her first...

After four years as a reaper, helping souls cross into the afterlife is a job Adam Javorski has finally gotten used to. But when he arrives at the site of a serial killer’s latest victim, finding a living—not to mention gorgeous—hostage is the last thing he expects. The young woman captivates him in a way no one ever has—so much so, he breaks rule number one by helping her escape…

Marlena Walther doesn’t remember the man who rescued her. But when she sees Adam again, she recognizes him instantly as her soul mate. While the two work together to track down a killer determined to finish what he started, their undeniable attraction draws them even closer. Now Adam is the only one who can protect Marlena from a vengeful murderer—if he’s willing to sacrifice everything for her.




Menna van Praag (2013)

The Witches of Cambridge
Ballantine Books, February 9, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 302 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21
For fans of Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, and Adriana Trigiani, The Witches of Cambridge reveals an astonishing world where the heart’s deepest secrets give way to the magic of life-changing love.
Be careful what you wish for. If you’re a witch, you might just get it.

Amandine Bisset has always had the power to feel the emotions of those around her. It’s a secret she can share only with her friends—all professors, all witches—when they gather for the Cambridge University Society of Literature and Witchcraft. Amandine treasures these meetings but lately senses the ties among her colleagues beginning to unravel. If only she had her student Noa’s power to hear the innermost thoughts of others, she might know how to patch things up. Unfortunately, Noa regards her gift as a curse. So when a seductive artist claims he can cure her, Noa jumps at the chance, no matter the cost.

Noa’s not the only witch who’s in over her head. Mathematics professor Kat has a serious case of unrequited love but refuses to cast spells to win anyone’s heart. Kat’s sister, Cosima, is not above using magic to get what she wants, sprinkling pastries in her bakery with equal parts sugar and enchantment. But when Cosima sets her sights on Kat’s crush, she conjures up a dangerous love triangle.

As romance and longing swirl through every picturesque side street, the witches of Cambridge find their lives unexpectedly upended and changed in ways sometimes extraordinary, sometimes heartbreaking, but always enchanting.




Danie Ware (2013)

Ecko Endgame
Ecko 3
Titan Books, November 10, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21
Winter has come to the Varchinde and with it, the fatal spread of the blight. The grass is dead, the cities are falling and the Kas take their chance to rise from Rammouthe.

Betrayed by his own forces, Rhan will abandon Fhaveon to lure the Kas into a final confrontation.

As battle rages round him, Ecko realises that to save the Varchinde, he must face the greatest threat of all – the one that has come from his own world.


Ecko Rising
Ecko 1
Titan Books, April 26, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Trade Paperback and eBook, June 11, 2013

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21
Ecko: Rising is a unique genre-bending fantasy-sci-fi epic following a savage, gleefully cynical anti-hero. After awakening in a dimension-jumping inn to find himself immersed in his own sardonic fantasy world, Ecko strives to conquer his deepest fears and save the world from extinction.




Rebecca Alexander (2014)

The Secrets of Blood and Bone
Secrets / Jackdaw Hammond 2
Broadway Books, September 1, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 Pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21
In the stunning follow up to The Secrets of Life and Death, Rebecca Alexander has created a gripping supernatural thriller that bridges time, legend and the power of blood.

Following her showdown with Elizabeth Bathory, Jackdaw Hammond is running from her past, hiding from her future, and hoping to contain her newfound thirst for blood. Buying an overgrown home in the middle of nowhere seems like the perfect place to escape…at least until she finds herself in the sights of a murderous family with a terrible secret and a penchant for dark magic. Meanwhile, her old ally Felix Guichard has gone to New Orleans to conduct his own investigation into the nature of blood magic, but is soon sucked into the intrigues of the city’s occult underworld. But Jack will need Felix more than she knows, for the battle for her soul is set to begin.

Her only salvation may lie with the secrets of 16th century master occultist Edward Kelley, and a dangerous mission he undertook in Venice to confront the Inquisition, the darkest deeds of his own past, and the fearsome power of Elizabeth Bathory.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19


This is the nineteenth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming 2015 books. This update covers some of the 2014 Debut Author Challenge authors as well as 2 additional DAC authors from 2012 and 2013. Look for an additional series of updates in late June/early July 2015.

See Part 1 here
See Part 1.5 here
See Part 2 here
See Part 3 here
See Part 4 here
See Part 5 here
See Part 6 here
See Part 7 here
See Part 8 here
See Part 9 here
See Part 10 here
See Part 11 here
See Part 12 here
See Part 13 here
See Part 14 here
See Part 15 here
See Part 16 here
See Part 17 here
See Part 18 here


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19



Thomas Sweterlitsch

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19
Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Berkley, May 5, 2015
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Previously published in Hardcoer and eBook, July 2014

“A wild mash-up of Raymond Chandler, Philip K. Dick, and William S. Burroughs” (Stewart O’Nan, author of The Odds), the near-future thriller Tomorrow and Tomorrow is an insightful exploration of humanity’s relationship with evolving virtual environments and an accurate portrayal of how the technology that was developed to connect people inevitably isolates them…

Pittsburgh is John Dominic Blaxton’s home even though the city has been uninhabitable ruin and ash for the past decade. The Pittsburgh Dominic lives in is the Archive, an immersive virtual reconstruction of the city’s buildings, parks, and landmarks, as well as the people who once lived there. Including Dominic’s wife and unborn child.

When he’s not reliving every recorded moment with his wife in an endless cycle of desperation and despair, Dominic investigates mysterious deaths preserved in the Archive before Pittsburgh’s destruction. His latest cold case is the apparent murder of a woman whose every appearance is deliberately being deleted from the Archive.

Obsessed with uncovering this woman’s identity and what happened to her, Dominic follows a trail from the virtual world into reality. But finding the truth buried deep within an illusion means risking his sanity and his very existence…





Arianne 'Tex' Thompson

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19
Medicine for the Dead
Children of the Drought 2
Solaris, March 31, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

The story of Appaloosa Elim continues.
Two years ago, the crow-god Marhuk sent his grandson to Sixes.
Two nights ago, a stranger picked up his gun and shot him.
Two hours ago, the funeral party set out for the holy city of Atali'Krah, braving the wastelands to bring home the body of Dulei Marhuk.

Out in the wastes, one more corpse should hardly make a difference. But the blighted landscape has been ravaged by drought, twisted by violence, and warped by magic - and no-one is immune. Vuchak struggles to keep the party safe from monsters, marauders, and his own troubled mind. Weisei is being eaten alive by a strange illness. And fearful, guilt-wracked Elim hopes he's only imagining the sounds coming from Dulei's coffin.

As their supplies dwindle and tensions mount, the desert exacts a terrible price from its pilgrims - one that will be paid with the blood of the living, and the peace of the dead.





Angus Watson

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19
Clash of Iron
Iron Age 2
Orbit, April 14, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 560 pages

The second book in Angus Watson's epic Iron Age fantasy trilogy.

LEADERS ARE FORGED IN THE FIRES OF WAR

Iron Age warriors Dug and Lowa captured Maidun castle and freed its slaves. But now they must defend it.

A Roman invasion is coming from Gaul, but rather than uniting to defend their home, the British tribes go to battle with each other -- and see Maidun as an easy target.

Meanwhile, Lowa's spies infiltrate Gaul, discovering the Romans have recruited British druids. And Maidunite Ragnall finds his loyalties torn when he meets Rome's charismatic general, Julius Caesar.

War is coming. Who will pay its price?





Ramona Wheeler

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19
Three Princes
Tor Books, January 20, 2015
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, February 2014

Lord Scott Oken, a prince of Albion, and Professor-Prince Mikel Mabruke live in a world where the sun never set on the Egyptian Empire. In the year 1877 of Our Lord Julius Caesar, Pharaoh Djoser-George governs a sprawling realm that spans Europe, Africa, and much of Asia. When the European terrorist Otto von Bismarck touches off an international conspiracy, Scott and Mik are charged with exposing the plot against the Empire.

Their adventure takes them from the sands of Memphis to a lush New World, home of the Incan Tawantinsuyu, a rival empire across the glittering Atlantic Ocean. Encompassing Quetzal airships, operas, blood sacrifice and high diplomacy, Ramona Wheeler's Three Princes is a richly imagined, cinematic vision of a modern Egyptian Empire.





Additional Updates

2012 Debut Author Challenge Author

Benedict Jacka

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19
Veiled
Alex Verus 6
Ace, August 4, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

National bestselling author Benedict Jacka returns to the world of Alex Verus…

I thought I’d escaped my past. But my old master is back and making a new play for power. And he’s not the only one targeting me…

Diviner Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get them—even if it means accepting a job with the Keepers, enforcing magical law.

Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, Caldera, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.

Once again caught in the middle of a deadly conflict, Alex will need all his abilities to figure out who his friends are—especially when enemies are hiding on all sides…





2013 Debut Author Challenge Author

Samantha Shannon

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 19
The Mime Order
The Bone Season 2
Bloomsbury USA, January 27, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 528 pages

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.


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