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What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50


This is the fiftieth in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published or to be 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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Levi Black (J.R. Tuck) (2012)

Red Right Hand
The Mythos War 1
Tor Books, July 25, 2017
Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Hardcover and eBook, July 26, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
Red Right Hand is the first book in the fantastically creepy Mythos War series by Levi Black.

Charlie Tristan Moore isn’t a hero. She’s a survivor. Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just as hope seems lost, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to possess a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his grisly red right hand.

But her rescue comes at a cost. The Man in Black, a diabolical Elder God, demands she become his Acolyte and embrace a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her friend and possible love, Daniel, in thrall as a hostage. Now she must join The Man in Black in his crusade to track down and destroy his fellow Elder Gods, supposedly to save humanity from being devoured for all eternity.

But is The Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils–or a menace far more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she’s battling in his name?

Books of the Mythos War
Red Right Hand
Black Goat Blues





Sara Humphreys (2011)

Undiscovered
Amoveo Rising 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 7, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
"Darkly sensual, rich with emotion, a wild unsettling ride."—Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author

He’s the man of her dreams

A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she’s the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who—and what—she really is?

She’s the end to his nightmare

Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a “human divining rod” and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition…

“Humphreys’ stories get better with each book!” —RT Book Reviews Top Pick for Unclaimed 4½ Stars

“Bewitching, haunting and deliciously carnal.” —Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick for Unclaimed





Stephen P. Kiernan (2013)

The Baker's Secret
William Morrow, May 2, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II—a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.

On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded her country.

Only twenty-two, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at thirteen, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

In the years that her sleepy coastal village has suffered under the enemy, Emma has silently, stealthily fought back. Each day, she receives an extra ration of flour to bake a dozen baguettes for the occupying troops. And each day, she mixes that precious flour with ground straw to create enough dough for two extra loaves—contraband bread she shares with the hungry villagers. Under the cold, watchful eyes of armed soldiers, she builds a clandestine network of barter and trade that she and the villagers use to thwart their occupiers.

But her gift to the village is more than these few crusty loaves. Emma gives the people a taste of hope—the faith that one day the Allies will arrive to save them.





Joe Zieja (2016)

Communication Failure
Epic Failure 2
Saga Press, September 19, 2017
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 50
In this sequel to Mechanical Failure, a threat of a neighboring human-inhabited system forces Captain Rogers to declare war, and the math-happy Thelicosan fleet offers an ultimatum: surrender Rogers, or everyone dies.

Captain Rogers has suddenly become the Admiral of the 331st Meridan fleet, but spies aboard his ship are giving information to the rival Thelicosan command. They believe that they have finally found someone to fulfill the Thelicosan’s destiny—and are willing to break a two hundred year peace agreement for it.

Now, the 331st must stop the invasion of a strong and determined enemy, while re-learning how to use half the equipment they have, since almost no one has fired a weapon in those two hundred years. War can be hell, especially when no one knows what is going on.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48


This is the forty-eighth 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.

This Update includes covers that have recently been revealed (by the author or publisher) for books already mentioned in a previous update and/or new books.



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Christopher Buehlman (2011)

The Suicide Motor Club
Berkley, June 7, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
“Rising horror star”* Christopher Buehlman, author of The Lesser Dead, returns with a chilling and thrilling tale of dark evil lurking on the lonely, open road…

Bram Stoker, quoting the ballad “Lenore,” said, “The dead travel fast.”

Those words have never rung more true…

Remember that car that passed you near midnight on Route 66, doing 105 with its lights off? You wondered where it was going so quickly on that dark, dusty stretch of road, motor roaring, the driver glancing out the window as he blew by.

Did his greedy eyes shine silver like a coyote’s? Did he make you feel like prey?

You can’t remember now.

You just saw the founder of the Suicide Motor Club. Be grateful his brake lights never flashed. Be grateful his car was already full.

They roam America, littering the highways with smashed cars and bled-out bodies, a gruesome reflection of the unsettled sixties. But to anyone unlucky enough to meet them in the lonely hours of the night, they’re just a blurry memory.

That is—to all but one…

Two years ago, they left a witness in the mangled wreck of her family car, her husband dead, her son taken. She remembers their awful faces, despite their tricks and glamours. And she’s coming for them—her thirst for vengeance even more powerful than their hunger for blood.

On the deserted highways of America, the hunters are about to become the hunted…




Sara Humphreys (2011)

Trouble Walks In
The McGuire Brothers 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 2, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
He could be the man to rescue her

Big city K-9 cop Ronan McGuire loves women, loves his dog, loves his job—but when old flame Maddy Morgan moves into his jurisdiction, he can’t think about anyone else. Ronan knows she’s way out of his league, but he’s determined to help Maddy live life to the fullest.

In more ways than one

With tragedy in her past, Maddy has immersed herself in work and swiftly made a name for herself in the hot New York City real estate market. She’s looking for safety, not love, but Ronan McGuire is as persistent as he is sexy, and his crooked smile is hard to resist. But all other concerns are wiped away when Maddy goes missing and Ronan and his bloodhound K-9 partner are tasked with finding her and bringing her home.




Suzanne Palmieri (2013)

The Witch House of Persimmon Point
St. Martin's Griffin, October 11, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
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Jay Posey (2013)

Outriders
Angry Robot, May 3, 2016 (North America Print and eBook)
     May 5, 2016 (UK Print)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
A daring hostage rescue leads to the discovery of an imminent terrorist attack. Thanks to the Outriders, thousands of lives are saved. Until they aren’t.

Despite the intelligence and the warnings provided by the unit, the terrorist attack goes off unhindered. What was supposed to be a triumph becomes a tragedy, and a “mission completed” completely unravels. And when they learn the reasons why, the Outriders find themselves tasked with stopping a war before it can ever start.

A dangerously cunning woman who most assuredly should be dead has seemingly returned. And her plans aren’t just devastating, they might be unstoppable.

How do you defeat a hidden enemy when you can’t let them know they’ve been discovered?

You send in the Outriders.

File Under: Science Fiction




Anthony Ryan (2013)

The Waking Fire
The Draconis Memoria 1
Ace, July 5, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 592 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 48
The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels.”* Now, Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria…

Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from the veins of captive or hunted Reds, Green, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that give fearsome powers to the rare men and women who have the ability harness them—known as the blood-blessed.

But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.

Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered blood-blessed, who finds himself pressed into service by the protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted territories in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin, facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an ironship, whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.

As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.

*Library Journal


Excerpt: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys


Happy Publication Day to Sara Humphreys for The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire out today from Sourcebooks Casablanca.



Excerpt: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys




The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire
Dead in the City 4
Sourcebooks Casablanca, January 5, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Excerpt: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys
Book 4 of the Dead in the City series

Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires…

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux—the most badass punk rock chick in town—the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body...
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake—the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.


Excerpt:

Trixie couldn’t remember the last time she went to a little girl’s birthday party but it certainly wasn’t since becoming a vampire.

Olivia and Doug might have been two of the world’s most powerful vampires, but they had also become the first vampire parents in recorded history. Today was their daughter Emily’s second birthday and they were throwing her a big old party, complete with birthday cake and balloons.

Trixie had gone back and forth all day long about whether or not to attend.

Being around little Emily was bittersweet on a regular day and the birthday celebration would only heighten Trixie’s struggle. But choosing not to go would have been selfish. Trixie’s personal drama wasn’t Emily’s fault, and she didn’t want to disappoint the adorable little redheaded cherub. Not only that, Emily was Olivia’s daughter and since Olivia was Trixie’s maker, that made her family.

Not showing up would have been rotten.

Olivia would have understood if Trixie bailed out; she knew her better than anyone else. But Olivia’s Bloodmate, Doug, wouldn’t understand her absence from such a celebrated event. Neither would the other members of the coven.

Nope. Trixie decided to do what she always did. She’d put on a smile, make a wise-ass comment or two, and act like nothing and nobody bothered her.

A familiar voice pulled her from her thoughts as she strode down the stone hallways of the Presidium’s underground facility, buried deep beneath Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters in New York City, “Well, smack my ass and call me Sally.”

The deep southern drawl echoed around her, stopping Trixie dead in her tracks. A shiver of lust whispered beneath her skin as it usually did whenever he was nearby, but she swiftly shoved it aside.

“Okay, Sally.” Trixie rolled her shoulder and fought the buzz of attraction. “But you can smack your own ass.”

“What’s the matter, darlin’?” The rumbling baritone of his voice soaked with that southern twang, drifted over her shoulder but she didn’t spare him a glance. Trixie continued toward Olivia and Doug’s apartment door, forcing herself to put one foot in front of the other. “Don’t I even get a hello?”

“Hello, Dakota,” she said, with a roll of her eyes.

Coming to this little gathering for Emily was difficult enough and his arrival only ratcheted her anxiety up a notch. Damn it. Why wasn’t he out on patrol? Over the past few months, the cocky and admittedly gorgeous sentry, had become more and more present in her little corner of the universe.

Trixie fiddled with the box in her hands, the one she’d wrapped carefully with the pink and white skull and crossbones paper. She didn’t even bother to put a card with it. Everyone would know who’d brought it. She was the only coven member with bright pink hair and a penchant for skulls and crossbones, after all.

“That your present for little Emily?” He asked. “You wrapped it real nice.”

He got closer by the second.

“No,” Trixie snorted. “I just like carrying around a gift wrapped box for the hell of it. You know, for shits and giggles.”

She was being a snot but she couldn’t help herself.

Trixie kept her gaze pinned to the mammoth mahogany door at the end of the hallway and tried not to notice that he’d sidled up next to her, his stride matching hers.

Dakota Shelton, the newest sentry for the Presidium, the vampire government, was not an easy man to ignore.

His six foot two inch broad shouldered frame towered over her easily but there was something else about him that set her on edge. It was the way he carried himself. He moved effortlessly and casually, as if he was just the good-old boy from Texas he claimed to be.

But Trixie knew better.





About Sara

Excerpt: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys
Sara Humphreys is the award-winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

She loves writing hot heroes and heroines with moxie but above all, Sara adores a satisfying happily-ever-after. She lives in New York with Mr. H., their four amazing sons, and two adorable pups. When she's not writing or hanging out with the men in her life, she can be found working out with Shaun T in her living room or chatting with readers on Facebook.

For a full list of Sara's books and reading order, please visit her website: www.sarahumphreys.com

Facebook  ~  Twitter @authorsara  ~  Pinterest





Previously in Dead in the City

Tall, Dark, and Vampire
Dead in the City 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 6, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Excerpt: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys
Book 1 of Dead in the City

She always knew Fate was cruel...

The last person Olivia expected to turn up at her club was her one true love. It would normally be great to see him, except he's been dead for centuries. Olivia really thought she had moved on with her immortal life, but as soon as she sees Doug Paxton, she knows she'd rather die than lose him again. And that's a real problem...

But this is beyond the pale...

Doug is a no-nonsense cop by day, but his nights are tormented by dreams of a gorgeous redhead who's so much a part of him, she seems to be in his blood. When he meets Olivia face-to-face, long-buried memories begin to surface. She might be the answer to his prayers...or she might be the dead of him.


Vampire Trouble
Dead in the City 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, July 1, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Excerpt: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys
A fledgling vampire ignites a war...

Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price...until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her.

And that’s not all that heats up...

Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.


Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Dead in the City 3
Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Excerpt: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys
Vampires are nothing but trouble...
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good...
The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

The View From Monday - January 3, 2016


Happy first Monday in 2016! Many books are out this month including 12 debuts as well as reissues of many Stephen King books.


There are 5 debuts to start the year:

A Paper Son by Jason Buchholz;

Drake (Burned Man 1) by Peter McLean;

Terms of Use by Scott Alan Morrison;

Steal the Sky (The Scorched Continent 1) by Megan E. O'Keefe;

and

Unforgettable by Eric James Stone.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Starbound (Lightship Chronicles 2) by Dave Bara;

The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire (Dead in the City 4) by Sara Humphreys;

Path of Gods (Valhalla Saga 3) by Snorri Kristjansson;

Arcana: A Historical Fantasy by Jessica Leake is out in Trade Paperback;

The Autumn Republic (The Powder Mage Trilogy 3) by Brian McClellan is out in Trade Paperback;

Three Promises: An American Faerie Tale Collection by Bishop O'Connell is out in Mass Market Paperback;

and

Grave Attraction (Grave 4) by Lori Sjoberg.



The View From Monday - January 3, 2016


January 1, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Paper Son (D) Jason Buchholz LF
House of Shadows (e) Jen Christie PNR
Otherworld Protector (e) Jane Godman PNR
Captivating the Witch (e) Michele Hauf PNR
The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria Carlos Hernandez SF - Collection
The Gunslinger (e) Stephen King F - The Dark Tower 1
The Drawing of the Three (e) Stephen King F - The Dark Tower 2
The Waste Lands (e) Stephen King F - The Dark Tower 3
Wizard and Glass Stephen King F - The Dark Tower 4
Christine Stephen King H
Cujo (e) Stephen King H
The Dark Half (e) Stephen King H
The Dead Zone (e) Stephen King H
Desperation (e) Stephen King H
Different Seasons (e) Stephen King Various - Collection
Dolores Claiborne (e) Stephen King H
Firestarter (e) Stephen King H
Four Past Midnight (e) Stephen King H - Collection
Gerald's Game (e) Stephen King H
Insomnia (e) Stephen King H
It Stephen King H/Th/Sus
The Long Walk (e) Stephen King H
Misery Stephen King H
Needful Things (e) Stephen King H
The Regulators (e) Stephen King H
Roadwork (e) Stephen King H
Rose Madder (e) Stephen King H
The Running Man (e) Stephen King H
Skeleton Crew (e) Stephen King H - Collection
Thinner (e) Stephen King H
The Tommyknockers (e) Stephen King H
Terms of Use (D) Scott Allan Morrison Th/Tech
Grave of Hummingbirds Jennifer Skutelsky LF
Damnificado JJ Amaworo Wilson MR



January 4, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Thinning the Herd (e) Adrian Phoenix UF
Paranormal Chaos (e) Joshua Roots UF - Shifter Chronicles 3



January 5, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
City of Light Keri Arthur Dys/P - An Outcast Novel 1
Dark Intelligence (h2tp) Neal Asher SF - Transformation 1
Starbound Dave Bara SF - Lightship Chronicles 2
The Last Dream Keeper Amber Benson CF - Echo Park Coven 2
Chains and Memory (e) Marie Brennan UF - Wilders 2
Convergence Point Liana Brooks SF - Time & Shadows Mystery 2
Barrayar (ri) Lois McMaster Bujold SF - Vorkosigan Saga 3
Daisies For Innocence Bailey Cattrell PCM - An Enchanted Garden Mystery 1
Whispering Hearts Cassandra Chandler PNR - Summer Park Psychics 2
House of Shadows Jen Christie PNR
Worst Contact Hank Davis (ed) SF - Anthology
Dark Victory Brendan DuBois SF - Alien Resistance
It Only Comes Out At Night and Other Stories Dennis Etchison H - Collection
Death Do Us Part (e) JG Faherty H
1635: A Parcel of Rogues Eric Flint
Andrew Dennis
AH - The Ring of Fire 20
The Dream Beings (e) Aaron J. French H
Otherworld Protector Jane Godman PNR
Tales from the Nightside: A Nightside Book Simon R. Green CF -  Nightside Short Stories
Captivating the Witch Michele Hauf PNR
Bait Elena Hearty H
The Night Voice Barb Hendee
J.C. Hendee
F - Noble Dead 11
First and Last Sorcerer (h2mm) Barb Hendee
J.C. Hendee
F - Noble Dead 10
Finn Fancy Necromancy (h2tp) Randy Henderson F/Hu - The Arcana Familia 1
Unbound (h2mm) Jim C. Hines SF/CF/Hu - Magic Ex Libris 3
The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire Sara Humphreys PNR - Dead in the City 4
Mr. Splitfoot Samantha Hunt LF/Gothic
The Buried Giant (h2tp) Kazuo Ishiguro LF/HistF
Shadow Touched Erin Kellison PNR
It (ri) Stephen King H/Th/Sus
Path of Gods Snorri Kristjansson F - Valhalla Saga 3
The Children's Home Charles Lambert LF/FairyT/NeoGo/H
Growl Eve Langlais
Kate Douglas
A.C. Arthur
PNR - Short Stories
A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder Victoria Laurie PCM - Ghost Hunter Mystery
10
Arcana: A Historical Fantasy (h2tp) Jessica Leake HistF
Only the Stones Survive Morgan Llywelyn HistF
Merchant of Alyss (h2tp) Thomas Locke F - Legends of the Realm 2
The Last Weekend: A Novel of Zombies, Booze, and Power Tools Nick Mamatas H
Dark and Stormy Knight Nina Mason PNR - Knights of Avalon 2
The Autumn Republic (h2tp) Brian McClellan F - The Powder Mage Trilogy 3
Drake (D) Peter McLean UF - Burned Man 1
Travelers Rest Keith Lee Morris Dys
House Rules (tp2mm) Chloe Neill UF - Chicagoland Vampires 7
Three Promises: An American Faerie Tale Collection Bishop O'Connell UF - An American Faerie Tale
Steal the Sky (D) Megan E. O'Keefe F - The Scorched Continent 1
Midnight Taxi Tango Daniel José Older CF - A Bone Street Rumba Novel 2
Keep Mars Weird Neal Pollack SF
Fields of Wrath (h2mm) Mickey Zucker Reichert F - Renshai 2
Desolation Kristopher Rufty H
Grave Attraction Lori Sjoberg PNR - Grave 4
Unforgettable (D) Eric James Stone SF
The Guard Peter Terrin Dys
Doom of the Dragon Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
F - Dragonships of Vindras 4
Pawn's Gambit: And Other Stratagems Timothy Zahn SF - Collection



January 6, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Glass Galago: A Tor.Com Original (e) A. M. Dellamonica F



January 7, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Bloody Quarrel: Episode 5 (e) Duncan Lay F - Bloody Quarrel



January 8, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Coral Bones (e) Foz Meadows F - Monstrous Little Voices 1
The Masquerading Magician Gigi Pandian PM - An Accidental Alchemist Mystery 2



D - Debut
e - eBook
ed - editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


AH - Alternate History
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
MR - Magical Realism
NeoGo - NeoGothic
P - Paranormal
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4


This is the fourth 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 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.



Sara Humphreys (2011)

Brave the Heart
The McGuire Brothers 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 1, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The only fire he can't put out...
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent.

Is the torch he carries for her...
Jordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems.


The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire
Dead in the City 4
Sourcebooks Casablanca, January 5, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Book 4 of the Dead in the City series

Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires…

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux—the most badass punk rock chick in town—the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body...
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake—the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.




Kameron Hurley (2011)

The Corpse Archives
May 6, 2015
eBook, 30 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In this short story, a young person tossed into a work camp and categorized as an "imperfect text" becomes an archivist in charge of a historical library etched on human bodies.


Elephants and Corpes: A Tor.com Origional
Tor Books, May 13, 2015
eBook, 25 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The corpse-jumping body mercenary Nev is used to filling other people's shoes. When his assistant Tera recognizes the most recent waterlogged cadaver they bought off the street, though, he finds that his new body is carrying more trouble than he bargained for.


Empire Ascendant
Worldbreaker Saga 2
Angry Robot, October 6, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide…

Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.

Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable – magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.

But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?

In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.

File Under: Fantasy [ Empire on Fire | Duplicates at War | The Royal Exchange | All Will Fall ]


The Geek Feminist Revolution
Tor Books, May 31, 2016
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 272 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley.

The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume.

Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and others on the rise of women in genre, her passion for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing.


Note:  The Stars are Legion, a standalone space opera, is planned for Fall 2016 by Saga Press.




John Hornor Jacobs (2011)

The Incorruptibles
Incorruptibles 1
Gollancz, October 1, 2015
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
eBook, August 14, 2014

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders into their territory. The mercenaries know this is dangerous, deadly work. But it is what they do.

In the boat the drunk governor of the territories and his sons and daughters make merry. They believe that their status makes them untouchable. They are wrong. And with them is a mysterious, beautiful young woman, who is the key to peace between warring nations and survival for the Empire. When a callow mercenary saves the life of the Governor on an ill-fated hunting party, the two groups are thrown together.

For Fisk and Shoe - two tough, honourable mercenaries surrounded by corruption, who know they can always and only rely on each other - their young companion appears to be playing with fire. The nobles have the power, and crossing them is always risky.

And although love is a wonderful thing, sometimes the best decision is to walk away. Because no matter how untouchable or deadly you may be, the stretchers have other plans.


Foreign Devils
Incorruptibles 2
Gollancz, September 17, 2015
eBook, 480 pages
Trade Paperback, May 3, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
The world is on the brink of war.

Fisk and Shoe - mercenaries, very much not wanting to get caught in the middle of a political whirlwind - must deliver a very important message, and find a very dangerous man. They have caught the eye of the powerful men of the world, and now the stakes are higher than they like.

And the Emperor has decreed that Livia Cornelius, pregnant with Fisk's child, must travel to the far lands of the Autumn Lords on a diplomatic mission. It will mean crossing half the world, and facing new dangers. And in the end, she will uncover the shocking truth at the heart of the Autumn Lords' Empire.

A truth which will make the petty politics of war and peace unimportant, and will change the world.




Hannah Jayne (2011)

The Escape
Sourcebooks Fire, July 7, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 256 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out….

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher—disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still-missing Adam.…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear: No one can escape the truth.


On the Hunt
   with Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti and Dianne Duvall
Zebra, August 25, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Four of today’s most intriguing paranormal authors entice readers deep into the shadows, where vampires, immortals, and other supernatural creatures heat up the night...

On The Hunt by Alexandra Ivy
Mika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a Sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group not only threatens life as they know it—but any chance of their being together again...

Scorpius Rising by Rebecca Zanetti

With a deadly disease spreading like wildfire across the country, microbiologist Nora Medina needs to focus all her energy on stopping the pandemic. Playing with dynamite—in the form of her way-too-hot ex—is the last thing she should be doing. ​But forced to work with Deacan McDougall against unexpected enemies with the seconds ticking by, she knows the explosion is coming...

Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall

Immortal Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.

Stake Out by Hannah Jayne

Vampire fashion designer Nina LaShay has a lot on her plate—just two days until fashion week and the model who was flirting with her photographer boyfriend is now a corpse in her studio. But when dead turns into undead and dangerous, Nina must find out who’s responsible…before the beautiful baby vamp takes too many bites out of the Big Apple.




Darynda Jones (2011)

Eighth Grave After Dark
Charley Davidson 8
St. Martin's Paperbacks, October 6, 2015
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 19, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of my life
is to serve as a cautionary tale to others.
-T-shirt

Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they've made Charley their target. And so she takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. Of course, if hellhounds aren't enough, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent.

Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley's tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full...but also tied.


Brighter Than the Sun
A Reyes Alexander Farrow Story
St. Martin's Press, October 6, 2015
eBook, 85 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...

Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him.


The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Charley Davidson 9
St. Martin's Press, January 5, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages
Mass Market Paperback, May 31, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
In a small village in New York Charley Davidson is living as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her-even from her new and trusted friends-the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.


The Curse of the Tenth Grave
Charley Davidson 10
St. Martin's Press, June 28, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers?

Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well...


We (Heart) the Holidays
   Many Authors
Bemis Promotions, October 18, 2015
eBook, 83 pages
[free eBook]

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 4
We romance authors love our readers, and this humble holiday cookbook--in which we share a few stories and recipes we genuinely use during the holidays--is a small, heartfelt token of our tremendous appreciation for you. Thank you from the bottom of our collective heart for loving romance. Thank you for being the best readers on the planet. Thank you for believing that reaching out and telling someone you love them matters. May we all change the world for the better in our own little way this holiday season, even if it's through making a cookie from this cookbook and sharing it with a friend, a neighbor, your children, or a stranger. XOXO from the We (Heart) the Holidays cookbook gang.

The View From Monday - June 29, 2015


Happy last Monday in June. Sadly I've not been doing much reading lately. I've been spending most of my time dealing with a house issue that requires things being ripped out and insurance. The extent of damage keeps getting worse and worse as they remove more floor and walls. Hopefully things will calm down soon and I can refocus on reading and writing and not be so incredibly behind. Apologies to all!


There are 3 debuts this week:

The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath (Notebooks of John Loveheart, Esq 1) by Ishbelle Bee;

The Linesman (Linesman 1) by S.K. Dunstall;

and

The Dragons of Heaven (Dragons of Heaven 1) by Alyc Helms.



And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

American Craftsmen (American Craftsmen 1) by Tom Doyle is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Supervillains Anonymous (Superheroes Anonymous 2) by Lexie Dunne;

Luck of the Irish (Leprechaun's Gold 1) by Sara Humphreys;

and

Provoked (Dark Protectors 5) by Rebecca Zanetti.



The View From Monday - June 29, 2015



June 29, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Indelible Ink (e) Matt Betts SP/H/Th
The Adventures of Cassius Flynn and Molly McGuire (e) Eleri Stone Dys/PNR - Reapers Novella



June 30, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath (D) Ishbelle Bee HistF - Notebooks of John Loveheart, Esq 1
Ascendance: Dave vs. the Monsters John Birmingham UF - David Hooper Trilogy 3
Tomorrow War J. L. Bourne TechTh - The Chronicles of Max (Redacted)
New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future (h2mm) Ben Bova SF - Short Stories
Working for Bigfoot Jim Butcher UF - Dresden Files Novellas
Terminator Genisys: Resetting the Future David S Cohen SF - Media Tie-In
Virtues of War Bennett R. Coles SF - Virtues of War 1
Prize of Night Bailey Cunningham CF - Parallel Parks 3
Undead and Unwary (h2mm) MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Undead/Queen Betsy 13
American Craftsmen (h2mm) Tom Doyle CF - American Craftsmen 1
Supervillains Anonymous (e) Lexie Dunne UF/SH - Superheroes Anonymous 2
Linesman (D) S. K. Dunstall SF - Linesman 1
Follow You Home Mark Edwards Th/H
Of Bone and Thunder (h2mm) Chris Evans F
The Sea of Trolls (ri) Nancy Farmer F - The Sea of Trolls Trilogy 1
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire David R. George III SF - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Severed Souls (h2mm) Terry Goodkind F - Richard and Kahlan 14
The Silenced Heather Graham Sus/P - Krewe of Hunters 15
Soul Scorched Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 6
Soul Scorched: Part 4 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
The Undying Legion Clay and Susan Griffith HistF - Crown & Key 2
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who Simon Guerrier
Dr. Marek Kukula
SF - Doctor Who
Heat of the Moment Lori Handeland FR - Sisters of the Craft 2
The Hollow Queen Elizabeth Haydon F - The Symphony of Ages 8
The Dragons of Heaven (D) Alyc Helms UF - Dragons of Heaven 1
Brothers in Valor H. Paul Honsinger SF - Man of War 3
Luck of the Irish (e) Sara Humphreys PNR  - Leprechaun's Gold 1
The Rods & The Axe (h2mm) Tom Kratman SF - Carerra 6
The House of the Four Winds (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F - One Dozen Daughters 1
Wolf with Benefits Shelly Laurenston PNR - Pride 8
Artemis Invaded Jane Lindskold SF - Artemis Awakening 2
Little Girls Ronald Malfi H
The Baba Yaga Eric Brown
Una McCormack
SF - Weird Space
The Red: First Light Linda Nagata Th/SF - Red Trilogy 1
The Map of Chaos Félix J. Palma SF - Map of Time 3
Zoo: The Graphic Novel James Patterson
Michael Ledwidge
SF
All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt Rose Pressey PM - A Haunted Vintage Mystery 2
Islands of Rage and Hope (h2mm) John Ringo SF - Black Tide Rising 3
The Ripple Effect J.A. Saare UF - Rhiannon's Law 3
The End of All Things #4: To Stand or Fall: The End of All Things John Scalzi SF - Old Man's War
Alien Hunter: Underworld (h2mm) Whitley Strieber Th/SF - Alien Hunter 2
The Rhesus Chart (h2mm) Charles Stross SF - Laundry Files 5
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (h2tp) Genevieve Valentine LF/FairyT
The Philosopher Kings Jo Walton F - Thessaly 2
The Isle of Blood (ri) Rick Yancey H/Go - The Monstrumologist 3
Provoked (ri) Rebecca Zanetti PNR - Dark Protectors 5



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


CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT -Fairy Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
LF - Literary Fiction
P - Paranormal
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superhero
SP - Steampunk
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2


This is the second in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge authors.What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 3  will cover more of the 2011 DAC authors.

See Part 1 here.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2


Please note that publication dates are subject to change and that The Qwillery uses U.S. publications dates. In addition, some cover images are not yet available.



Dianne Duvall

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Shadows Strike
Immortal Guardians 6
Zebra, August 25, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages








[no copy yet!]








Dani Harper 

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Storm Warned
Grim 3
Montlake Romance, March 31, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook,  352 pages

When Caris’s unearthly musical talent attracts the attention of the Wild Hunt, the Welsh farm girl is stolen away to serve as a faery grim, a herald of death. Two centuries later, she’s finally escaped back to the human world—and into the present-day life of a reclusive and heartbroken American musician.

Music was Liam’s whole life—until a crushing betrayal left him desperate to flee the public eye. Yet long-dormant passions awaken within him after a powerful storm strands a beautiful, strong-willed woman on his isolated farm. When a fae prince bent on ruling both human and faery realms threatens Caris’s life, Liam must decide if he can finally believe in love again, not just for her sake—but for the sake of two worlds.

From the bestselling author of Changeling Moon, this sweeping and passionate story of paranormal romance follows two souls from different centuries who lost everything…and found that only love can save them.





Sara Humphreys

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Dead in the City #
Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Vampires are nothing but trouble...
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good...
The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...





John Hornor Jacobs

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
The Conformity
The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy 3
Carolrhoda Lab, April 1, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 312 pages

The breathtaking conclusion to the acclaimed Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy

Mr. Quincrux is dead. Armistead Lucius Priest, founder of the Society of Extranaturals is now seated uneasily in his protégé's flesh, and though Priest's powers are not inconsiderable, the Conformity will not settle for the second-brightest flame in the etheric heights. It will confront Shreve.

But it will have to find him first. Under the protection of Mr. Negata, Jack, and the rest of the Irregulars, Shreve retreats to the wild to face his demons and prepare his mind for one more battle.





Darynda Jones

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Seventh Grave No Body
Charley Davidson 7
St. Martin's Press, May 5, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages
Previously released in Hardcover

Lead me not into temptation. Follow me instead! I know a shortcut!—T-shirt A day’s work is never done when you’re a part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, and Charley Davidson could really use a vacation. Yesterday. But first she has some family business to attend to: Her father has disappeared, and as Charley retraces his last steps, she begins to question everything she’s ever known about him…and, of course, herself. Add to that an ex-BFF who is stalking her, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and her drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attention of a local celebrity, and Charley is ready to call it quits. Except that she can’t, since she’s got the devil at her heels. So what’s everybody’s favorite grim reaper slash den mother supposed to do now? A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. With a wing and a prayer.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2
Eighth Grave After Dark
Charley Davidson 8
St. Martin's Press, May 19, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there,  Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley's been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….



The View From Monday - June 30, 2014


Happy Last Monday in June! Hope that everyone is enjoying summer and will have some time to read! I recently finished The Quick by Lauren Owen. This was a much hyped book that, in my opinion, did not live up to the hype. It's really good though. I also finished Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin. This is a really enjoyable Urban Fantasy and the first novel in the series after 10 shorts. More about both these in longer reviews.

For Andre Norton fans: many of her books are being published (or republished) in eBook format with 35 volumes out tomorrow. You can find them at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, etc.



The View From Monday - June 30, 2014


There are 3 debuts this week:

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones;

Blood for the Sun by Errick A. Nunnally;

and

Premonitions by Jamie Schultz.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Awakened (Belladonna Agency 2) by Virna DePaul;

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return (Williams Shakespear's Star Wars Trilogy 3) by Ian Doescher;

Exile (Books of the Seven Eyes 1) by Betsy Dornbusch is out in Trade Paperback;

Vampire Trouble (Dead in the City 2) by Sara Humphreys;

No Return (Jeroun 1) by Zachary Jernigan is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Wolfsbane (Rebel Angels 3) by Gillian Philip.



June 30, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Marked by Midnight Lara Adrian PNR - Midnight Breed 11.5
The Adventure of the Ring of Stones James P. Blaylock SP/M
Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti Matt Cardin (ed) Interviews
Witchlight (e) Sonya Clark PNR - Magic Born 2
The Spectral Link Thomas Ligotti H - Stories



July 1, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Bloodshifted Cassie Alexander UF - Edie Spence 5
The Omega Project (h2mm) Steve Alten Th/SF
Elisha Magus E.C. Ambrose F - Dark Apostle 2
Fireborn Keri Arthur UF - Souls of Fire 1
Valkyrie's Conquest (e) Sharon Ashwood PNR
Desolation Angels James Axler SF - Deathlands 117
Gaudeamus (h2mm) John Barnes SF/TT
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All: Stories (h2tp) Laird Barron H - Collection
A Vision in Velvet Juliet Blackwell PCM - Witchcraft Mystery 6
New Earth (h2mm) Ben Bova SF - Grand Tour of the Universe
Mending The Shroud (Kindle e) JM Bray FR - Shroud Trilogy 2
Rebel Cheryl Brooks PNR - The Cat Star Chronicles 10
Lamplighter Kerry Donovan Brown F
Hurricane Fever Tobias S. Buckell TechnoTh
The Reaver Richard Lee Byers F - Forgotten Realms: The Sundering 4
Blood of the Lamb (h2mm) Sam Cabot Th
Heartless (ri) (mm2tp) Gail Carriger SP - Parasol Protectorate 4
Timeless (ri) (mm2tp) Gail Carriger SP - Parasol Protectorate 5
Some Enchanted Éclair Bailey Cates PCM - Magical Bakery Mystery 4
Saving Grace Devine Catherine Cavendish H
The Seat of Magic J. Kathleen Cheney F - Golden City 2
Monster Hunter Nemesis Larry Correia SF - Monster Hunter International 5
Reborn Kate Danley
Lisa Klink
Phoef Sutton
Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
UF - A Dead Man Adventure 22
Artful: A Novel Peter David F/MU
Cold Hard Secret (e) Sierra Dean UF - Secret McQueen 7
Crucible: Star Wars (h2mm) Troy Denning SF - Star Wars
Awakened Virna DePaul PNR - Belladonna Agency 2
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return Ian Doescher SF/MU - Williams Shakespear's Star Wars Trilogy 3
Exile (h2tp) Betsy Dornbusch F - Books of the Seven Eyes 1
Cat in an Alien X-Ray Carole Nelson Douglas PM - Midnight Louie Mystery 22
Gilded Lily Delphine Dryden SPR - Steam and Seduction 3
Be Careful What You Witch For Dawn Eastman PCM - A Family Fortune Mystery 2
Fatal Consequences (e) JG Faherty H
Outlander (ri) Diana Gabaldon TTR - Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition)
Earthshine (e) J. J. Gadd SF - Lunation 2
Night's End Yasmine Galenorn UF - Indigo Court 5
Enslaved By the Others Jess Haines UF - H&W Investigations 6
Awaken to Pleasure (e) Lauren Hawkeye PNR
Unwept Tracy Hickman
Laura Hickman
F - The Nightbirds 1
Synbio Leslie Alan Horvitz SF/Med/Th
Vampire Trouble Sara Humphreys PNR - Dead in the City 2
Growth Jeff Jacobson H
Castle of Sorrows Jonathan Janz H
No Return (h2tp) Zachary Jernigan F - Jeroun 1
The String Diaries (D) Stephen Lloyd Jones Th/M/H
Born of Fury Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - League 6
The Vampire's Wolf (e) Jenna Kernan PNR
The Curiosity (h2tp) Stephen P. Kiernan SF/Th
The City Dean Koontz Sus
Leaving Ashwood Cynthia Kraack Dys - Ashwood Trilogy 3
The Rods and the Axe Tom Kratman SF - Carerra 6
The Fire Rose (ri) Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 1
Fatal Fortune Victoria Laurie PM - Psychic Eye Mystery 12
Magic for Beginners: Stories (ri) Kelly Link F - Collection
Behind the Curtain (e) Heather Long PNR - Soulgirls 5
Garden of Evil (h2tp) Graham Masterton M/H - Jim Rook Horror Novel 8
The Spirit is Willing Max McCoy PM - Ophelia Wylde Paranomal Mysteries 2
Lords of Mars (h2tp) Graham McNeill SF - Warhammer 40,000: Adeptus Mechanicus 3
Harlequin E Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Box Set Volume 2: Reap & Redeem\The Masked Songbird\Protective Ink\Mine Tomorrow (e) Lisa Medley
Emmi Mears
Misty Simon
Jackie Braun
PNR/UF
The Exiled William Meikle SuM
Friday Night Bites (tp2mm) Chloe Neill UF - Chicagoland Vampires 2
Blood for the Sun (D) Errick Nunnally UF
The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future Naomi Oreskes
Erik M. Conway
S/GW/CC
Shattering the Ley Joshua Palmatier F - Shattering the Ley 1
All Those Vanished Engines Paul Park SF/AH
Wolfsbane Gillian Philip F - Rebel Angel 3
The Templar Prophecy Mario Reading Th
Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand Justin Richards
Mark Morris
George Mann
Paul Finch
SF - Doctor Who
Possession Kat Richardson UF - Greywalker 8
Chains of Darkness Caris Roane PNR - Men in Chains 2
From Fear to Eternity Michelle Rowen PM - Immortality Bites Mystery 3
How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back Diana Rowland UF - White Trash Zombie 4
Tower Lord Anthony Ryan F- Raven's Shadow 2
Premonitions (D) Jamie Schultz UF
Hell Hole Hunter Shea H
Hope Renewed S.M. Sterling
David Drake
SF - General 2 (Omnibus)
Alien Hunter (h2mm) Whitley Strieber SF/Th - Alien Hunter 1
The Rhesus Chart Charles Stross SF - Laundry Files 5
Three Tales from the Laundry Files: A Tor.Com Original (e) Charles Stross SF - Laundry Files
Simon451 Fall 2014 Preview Sampler: A Selection of Science Fiction and Fantasy Titles (Kindle e) Various SF/F - Sampler
The Heart of Fire Michael J. Ward F - DestinyQuest 2
The Shadow Throne Django Wexler F - Shadow Campaigns 2
The Thousand Names (h2mm) Django Wexler F - Shadow Campaigns 1
Crystal Venom Steve Wheeler SF - Fury of Aces 2
Ghosts of Time Steve White SF/TT - Jason Thanou Time Travel 4
Happy Hour In Hell (h2mm) Tad Williams UF - Bobby Dollar 2
The Resurrectionist (e) Sierra Woods PNR



July 2, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Devil in the Details: A Tor.Com Original (e) Debra Doyle
James D. Macdonald
F - Peter Crossman
A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star: A Tor.Com Original (e) Kathleen Ann Goonan SF



July 3, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Impact (e) Adam Baker PA/Th - Outpost 4



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


AH - Alternate History
CC - Climate Change
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
GW   - Global Warming
H - Horror
M - Mystery
MU - Mash Up
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
S - Science
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy



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Feature: Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys Pre-Order Gift


Vampire Trouble Special Pre-Order Gift!

Send proof of your pre-order of Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys (Publication Date: July 1, 2014) and Sourcebooks will send you a special Dead in the City bookmark and an “I ♥ #NYCVamps” button!

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Sourcebooks will send these gifts to anyone who shows them their pre-order receipt until June 30th, or supplies run out. Just email your receipt to casablanca@sourcebooks.com.

Additionally, everyone who sends us their proof of pre-order will also be entered in a random drawing to win a necklace just like the emerald one Maya wears in Vampire Trouble. These necklaces will be given away as the preorders hit the 250, 750, and 1,000 preorder mark!

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And if preorders hit the 2,000 mark, then one lucky entrant will receive a $250 gift card to Barnes & Noble!


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Vampire Trouble
Dead in the City 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, July 1, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

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A fledgling vampire ignites a war...

Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price...until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her.

And that’s not all that heats up...

Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.


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