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The View From Monday - August 5, 2019


Happy first Monday in August!

There are two debuts this week:

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton;

and

Blood of an Exile (Dragons of Terra 1) by Brian Naslund.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Magebane (Age of Dread 3 ) by Stephen Aryan;

The Great Faerie Strike by Spencer Ellsworth;

The Dragon Republic (Poppy War 2) by R. F. Kuang;

and

The Darwin Strain (An R. J. MacCready Novel 3) by Bill Schutt and J. R. Finch.

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



The View From Monday - August 5, 2019



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

August 5, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Marked Prince (e) M.A. Grant DF - The Darkest Court 2
The Desert Raven (e) Peggy A. Wheeler PM



August 6, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Magebane Stephen Aryan F - Age of Dread 3
Xeelee: Redemption Stephen Baxter SF/SO/AC
Vallista (h2tp) Steven Brust F - Vlad 15
Witchy Kingdom D.J. Butler HistF
Hollow Kingdom (D) Kira Jane Buxton Animals/LF/F/HU/SF/AP/PA
The New Achilles Christian Cameron Hist - Commander
Reticence Gail Carriger Gaslamp/HistF/RF/P - Custard Protocol 4
Monster Hunter Guardian Larry Correia
Sarah A. Hoyt
UF - Monster Hunter 7
The Gossamer Mage Julie E. Czerneda F/DF
Cry Pilot Joel Dane SF - Cry Pilot 1
Hour of the Horde (ri) Gordon R. Dickson SF
Bone Driven Hailey Edwards UF - Foundling 2
The Great Faerie Strike Spencer Ellsworth FairyT/SP/F
Dark Sentinel (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 32
Bursts of Fire Susan Forest F - Addicted to Heaven 1
The Horus Heresy: The Burden of Loyalty Laurie Goulding (Ed) SF - Horus Heresy 48
Serpentine (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton P/UF/H - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 26
Raging Storm Markus Heitz F
The Orion Trilogy Darius Hinks F - Warhammer Chronicles
The Man Who Wouldn't Die A. B. Jewell M/Neo-Noir
Clash of Empires Ben Kane Hist - Clash of Empires 2
Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation Tom Kratman (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Dragon Republic R. F. Kuang HistF - Poppy War 2
Sing Your Sadness Deep Laura Mauro DF/SS
Blood of an Exile (D) Brian Naslund F - Dragons of Terra 1
The Spirit Thomas Page Occ/UF - Paperbacks from Hell
The Shattered Trident Richard Phillips F - Endarian Prophecy 4
First Cosmic Velocity Zach Powers LF/Hist/AH
The Hotel Neversink Adam O'Fallon Price FL/Jewish
The Darwin Strain Bill Schutt
J. R. Finch
Th - An R. J. MacCready Novel 3
Kingmaker Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F/SP - The Dragon Corsairs 3
Worldshaper (tp2mm) Edward Willett F - Worldshapers 1
The Ember Blade (h2tp) Chris Wooding F - The Darkwater Legacy 1



August 8, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Tolkien's Library: An Annotated Checklist Oronzo Cilli HC



August 9, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Monkey Farm (e) S.A. Check Occ/GenEng/H



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



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History & Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HL - Hispanic and Latino
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
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
PolTh - Political Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
Tech - Technology
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Westerns

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 Debut Author Challenge (DAC) Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.



Stephen Aryan (2015)

Magebane
The Age of Dread 3
Orbit, June 25, 2019
Trade Paperback and eBook, 512 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
When magic is feared, the mages must learn to fight for themselves in this powerful sequel to the standout epic fantasy Mageborn by Stephen Aryan.

A plague rages in the streets of Perizzi. City guards rally to deal with riots while the young magicians of the Tower pool their healing powers to find a cure.

Elsewhere, new alliances are formed to stem the rising darkness strengthening a deity who feeds on pestilence and decay. Gods, Sorcerers and Battlemages must set aside the past and their vendettas to work together or risk unleashing greater suffering than they can possibly imagine…


For more from Stephen Aryan, check out:

The Age of Dread
Mageborn
Magefall
Magebane

Age of Darkness
Battlemage
Bloodmage
Chaosmage


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1
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Benedict Jacka (2012)

Fallen
Alex Verus 10
Ace, September 24, 2019
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

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For Mage Alex Verus, everything is on the line in the tenth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Marked.

Once Alex Verus was a diviner trying to live quietly under the radar.  Now he’s a member of the Light Council who’s found success, friends…and love. But it’s come with a price—the Council is investigating him, and if they find out the truth, he’ll lose everything.

Meanwhile, Alex’s old master, Richard Drakh, is waging a war against the Council, and he’s preparing a move that will bring Alex and the life mage, Anne, under his control.  Caught between Richard and the Council, Alex’s time is running out.  To protect those he cares for, Alex will have to become something different. Something darker…


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Rowenna Miller (2018)

Fray
The Unraveled Kingdom 2
Orbit, June 4, 2019
Trade Paperback and eBook, 496 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In this epic sequel to Torn, the magical seamstress Sophie Balstrade navigates a royal court and foreign alliances fraught with danger — and may well have to risk everything for love and for country.

Open revolt has been thwarted — for now — but unrest still simmers in the kingdom of Galitha. Sophie, despite having built a thriving business on her skill at both dressmaking and magic, has not escaped unscathed from her misadventures in the workers’ rebellion. Her dangerous foray into curse casting has rendered her powers unpredictable, and her increasingly visible romantic entanglement with the Crown Prince makes her a convenient target for threatened nobles and malcontented commoners alike.

With domestic political reform and international alliances — and her own life — at stake, Sophie must discern friend from foe… before her magic grows too dark for her to wield.

Rowenna Miller’s enchanting fantasy series, the Unraveled Kingdom, is perfect for fans of The Queen of the Tearling and Red Queen.


The Unraveled Kingdom
Torn
Fray


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1

The View From Monday - September 3, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in September and Happy Labor Day!


There are 4 debuts this week:

Terra Nullius by Clare G. Coleman;

Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark by Charlie J. Eskew;

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen 1) by Signe Pike;

and

Walking Through Fire (Misbegotten 1) by Sherri Cook Woosley.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Magefall (Age of Dread Series 2) by Stephen Aryan;

Daughters of Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby;

Infidel (Bel Dame Apocrypha 2) by Kameron Hurley is out in Mass Market Paperbook;

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition by Mur Lafferty;

MJ-12: Endgame (MAJESTIC-12 Thriller 3) by Mike J. Martinez;

and

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz 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 - September 3, 2018



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

September 1, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Moonrise: The Golden Age of Lunar Adventures (ri) Mike Ashley SF - British Library Science Fiction Classics
Crusade Daniel M. Ford F - Paladin Trilogy Series 3
Grunt: The Task Force Ombra Trilogy (e) Weston Ochse SF
Mother of Invention Rivka Rafael (Ed)
Tansy Rayner Roberts (Ed)
SpecFic - Anthology
Happy Doomsday David Sosnowski SF/AP/PA



September 3, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Wish Factor: A Bewitching Bedlam Short Story (e) Yasmine Galenorn PNR - Bewitching Bedlam



September 4, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Realmgate Wars: Volume 2 David Annandale
Guy Haley
Rob Sanders
Josh Reynolds
David Guymer
Gave Thorpe
C L Wener
Matt Westbrook
F - Collection
The Ink Master's Silence C.J. Archer HistF - Glass and Steele 6
Magefall Stephen Aryan F - Age of Dread Series 2
Gridlinked (ri) Neal Asher SF/HSF/SO - Agent Cormac 1
The Silence of the Girls Pat Barker LF/Hist/War and Military
Terra Nullius (D) Claire G. Coleman LF/FL/Dys
Target Rich Environment Larry Correia F - Collection
To Guard Against the Dark (h2mm) Julie E. Czerneda SF/AC/HSF/SO - Reunification 3
The Only Thing to Fear (e) Julie E. Czerneda SF/SO/AC/HSF - Web Shifters Novella
The Chrysalis Brendan Deneen H/SupTh/DF
Halo: Silent Storm: A Master Chief Story Troy Denning SF - HALO 23
Seventh Decimate (h2tp) Stephen R. Donaldson F/DF - The Great God's War 1
The Land of Stone Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being Sveta Dorosheva
Jane Bugaeva (Tr)
F/HU
The Spaceship Next Door Gene Doucette SF/AC
Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark (D) Charlie J. Eskew SF/SH/Satire
Fright Into Flight Amber Fallon (Ed) H - Anthology
Dark Sentinel Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 32
Hidden Sun Jaine Fenn F/SF/GenEng - Shadowlands 1
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction Irene Gallo SF/F - Anthology
Daughters of Forgotten Light Sean Grigsby SF/SE/SO
Alien Covenant: David's Drawings Dane Hallett PerfArts/SF
Salvation Peter F. Hamilton SF/SO/SE - Salvation Sequence 1
The Darker Lord Jack Heckel F/HU/FairyT/FolkT/LM - The Mysterium Series 2
Harryhausen - The Movie Posters Richard Holliss PerfArts/SF/F/Hist
Infidel (ri) Kameron Hurley SF/DF - Bel Dame Apocrypha 2
The Cats Came Back Sofie Kelly PCM - A Magical Cats Mystery 10
Exile of the Seas Jeffe Kennedy F - Chronicles of Dasnaria 2
Flight or Fright Stephen King (Ed)
Bev Vincent (Ed)
H - Anthology
Bag of Bones (ri) Stephen King Sus
Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition Mur Lafferty SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars
The Cthulhu Casebooks - Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities (h2tp) James Lovegrove M/Detective/P - Cthulhu Casebooks 2
The Necroscope Quintet: Necroscope, Vamphyri, The Source, Deadspeak, Deadspawn (e) Brian Lumley H/P - Necroscope
Of Honour and Iron Ian St. Martin SF - Space Marine Conquests
MJ-12: Endgame Michael J. Martinez SF/HistF/Th - MAJESTIC-12 Thriller 3
Night and Silence Seanan McGuire UF/CF/P - October Daye 12
The Dinosaur Lords Trilogy: Dinosaur Lords, Dinosaur Knights, Dinosaur Princess (e) Victor Milán F - Dinosaur Lords
Sheepfarmer's Daughter (ri) Elizabeth Moon F - Deed of Paksenarrion 1
Redeemer (e) C. E. Murphy HistF - Redeemer Wars 1
Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art Susan Napier PerftArts/HC
Autonomous (h2tp) Annalee Newitz SF/HSF/GenEng/CyP
H. P. Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness: A Graphic Novel Alex Nikolavitch P
Choosing Names: Man-Kzin Wars VIII (e) Larry Niven SF - Man-Kzin Wars Series 8
Companion Pieces: Stories from the Old World and beyond (Ke) Melissa F. Olson F - Collection
Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa David Peace LF/SS/Bio
The Lost Queen (D) Signe Pike Hist - The Lost Queen 1
The Dreaming Stars Tim Pratt SF/SO/HSF - The Axiom 2
The Real-Town Murders Adam Roberts SF
Salvation's Fire: After The War Justina Robson F
Timeless: A Drizzt Novel R. A. Salvatore F - Drizzt 1
The Complete Virga Series: Sun of Suns, Queen of Candesce, Pirate Sun, Sunless Countries, Ashes of Candesce (e) Karl Schroeder SF/SO/SP - Virga
Live Long And . . .: What I Learned Along the Way William Shatner
David Fisher
Bio/PerfArts
Frankenstein (ri) Mary Shelley Gothic
Special Deliverance (ri) Clifford D. Simak SF
Mastodonia (ri) Clifford D. Simak SF
The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire Gavin G. Smith SF - The Bastard Legion 2
Hell Divers III: Deliverance Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/AP/PA - Hell Divers 3
The Reincarnated Giant: An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction Mingwei Song (Ed)
Theodore Huters (Ed)
SF/Chinese- Anthology
Tinker (ri) Wen Spencer CF - Elfhome 1
Occupy Me Tricia Sullivan SF/Sus
Ashes of Victory - Special Limited Edition David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 9
Tor Classics Collection: H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau (e) H. G. Wells SF - Tor Classics
Her Majesty's American Steve White SF
The Accidental War Walter Jon Williams SF - World of Dread Empire's Fall
Walking Through Fire (D) Sherri Cook Woosley Dys - Misbegotten 1
Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion (h2tp) Chris Wraight SF - Watchers of the Throne
Embers Suzanne Wright PNR - The Dark in You 4



September 5, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Triquetra: A Tor.com Original (e) Kirstyn McDermott SF



September 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach Ramsey Campbell H/DF
The Siren and The Specter Jonathan Janz H/DF
The Sky Woman J.D. Moyer SF
Creature Hunter Shea H/DF
The Mouth of the Dark Tim Waggoner H/DF



September 7, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mutilation Song (e) Jason Hrivnak H/Occ/Sup/VisM



September 8, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders Susan Forest (Ed)
Lucas K Law (Ed)
SpecFic - Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hist R - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

The View From Monday - February 5, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in February!

There are 4 debuts this week:

Semiosis by Sue Burke;

Moonshine by Jasmine Gower;

Mission to Methone by Les Johnson (Solo Debut);

and

The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves 1) by Maria Vale.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Of Gods and Men by Stephen Aryan

The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger (Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 2) bu Lucy Banks;

With Blood Upon the Sand (Song of Shattered Sands 2) by Bradley P. Beaulieu is out in Trade Paperback;

Outer Earth (Outer Earth Omnibus) by Rob Boffard;

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett is out in Trade Paperback;

Crossroads of Canopy (A Titan's Forest Novel 1) by Thoraiya Dyer is out in Trade Paperback;

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts 2) by Vic James;

The Gone World by Thomas Sweterlitsch;

Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift;

and

Blood Binds the Pack (Hunger Makes the Wolf 2) by Alex Wells.

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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 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Saint: A Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts 
Elisha Daemon E.C. Ambrose F/DF - Dark Apostle 5
The Complete Psychotechnic League, Vol. 2 Poul Anderson SF
Of Gods and Men (e) Stephen Aryan F
Enchanter Redeemed Sharon Ashwood PNR
The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger Lucy Banks GH - Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 2
With Blood Upon the Sand (h2tp) Bradley P. Beaulieu F - Song of Shattered Sands 2
Etched in Bone (h2mm) Anne Bishop F/DF - A Novel of the Others 5
Outer Earth Rob Boffard SF
Fata Morgana (h2tp) Steven R. Boyett
Ken Mitchroney
Hist
Semiosis (D) Sue Burke SF/AC
Lucidity (h2tp) David Carnoy Th
The Space Between the Stars (h2tp) Anne Corlett LF
Universal Harvester (h2tp) John Darnielle LF
Crossroads of Canopy (h2tp) Thoraiya Dyer F - Titan's Forest 1
1637: The Volga Rules Eric Flint
Paula Goodlett
Gorg Huff
SF - Ring of Fire 25
Tallarn John French SF - The Horus Heresy 45
Moonshine Jasmine Gower F/Gaslamp
How to Stop Time Matt Haig Hist
Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Kathryn Harkup Sc/Hist
Wicked Attraction (e) Megan Hart SFR - The Protector 2
A Choice of Crowns Barb Hendee F/P
Captivated by the She-Wolf Kristal Hollis PNR
Tarnished City Vic James CF - Dark Gifts 2
Mission to Methone (D - Solo) Les Johnson SF
Into the Void Joshua A. Johnston SF - The Chronicles of Sarco 2
Aliens Abroad Gini Koch SF - Katherine "Kitty" Katt / Aliens16
That Killer Smile Juliet Lyons PNR - Bite Nights 3
The Faultless Blade Ian St. Martin SF - Lucius the Eternal 1
Into the Fire Elizabeth Moon F - Vatta's Peace 2
Time Shadows Deborah D. Moore F
Grave (h2mm) Michelle Sagara UF - Queen of the Dead 3
Child of a Mad God R. A. Salvatore F - The Coven 1
Lincoln in the Bardo (h2tp) George Saunders LF
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America (e) Robert Silverberg SF - Anthology
The Bastard Legion Gavin G. Smith SF/SO - The Bastard Legion 1
The Year of Our War Steph Swainston F - Castle 1
No Present Like Time Steph Swainston F - Castle 2
The Gone World Tom Sweterlitsch SF/AP/PA
Paris Adrift E.J. Swift SF
Bringers of Hell Travis S. Taylor SF - Tau Ceti Agenda 6
Jagannath Karin Tidbeck LF - Collection
The Last Wolf (D) Maria Vale PNR - The Legend of All Wolves 1
Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: Discovery
Blood Binds the Pack Alex Wells SF - Hunger Makes the Wolf 2


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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LF - Literary Fiction
LitCol - Literary Collection
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
NR - Near Future
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
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.

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.


Rebecca Alexander (2014)

A Baby's Bones
Titan Books, May 1, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Archaeologist Sage Westfield has been called in to excavate a sixteenth-century well, and expects to find little more than soil and the odd piece of pottery. But the disturbing discovery of the bones of a woman and newborn baby make it clear that she has stumbled onto an historical crime scene, one that is interwoven with an unsettling local legend of witchcraft and unrequited love. Yet there is more to the case than a four-hundred-year-old mystery. The owners of a nearby cottage are convinced that it is haunted, and the local vicar is being plagued with abusive phone calls. Then a tragic death makes it all too clear that a modern murderer is at work…





Stephen Aryan (2015)

Of Gods and Men
Orbit, February 6, 2018
eBook, 75 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
An original epic fantasy novella by Stephen Aryan focusing on a fan-favourite character from Battlemage: the gruff and mysterious warrior know as Vargus.


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Marshall Ryan Maresca (2015)

Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe
A Streets of Maradaine Novel 2
DAW, March 6, 2018
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Mixing high fantasy and urban fantasy, the second novel of the Streets of Maradaine series follows the Rynax brothers’ crew of outlaws as they attempt their biggest heist yet and restore justice to the common people.

The neighborhood of North Seleth has suffered–and not just the Holver Alley Fire. Poverty and marginalization are forcing people out of the neighborhood, and violence on the streets is getting worse. Only the Rynax brothers–Asti and Verci–and their Holver Alley Crew are fighting for the common people. They’ve taken care of the people who actually burned down Holver Alley, but they’re still looking for the moneyed interests behind the fire.

The trail of breadcrumbs leads the crew to Lord Henterman, and they plan to infiltrate the noble’s house on the other side of the city. While the crew tries to penetrate the heart of the house, the worst elements of North Seleth seem to be uniting under a mysterious new leader. With the crew’s attention divided, Asti discovers that the secrets behind the fire, including ones from his past, might be found in Lady Henterman’s wardrobe.


Streets of Maradaine

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Maradaine Constabulary

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The View From Monday - October 2, 2017

Happy 1st Monday in October!

There are 6 debuts this week:

The Bloodprint (The Khorasan Archives 1) by Ausma Zehanat Khan;

Blackwing (Raven's Mark 1) by Ed McDonald;

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng;

The Tiger's Daughter (Their Bright Ascendancy 1) by K Arsenault Rivera;

Orthogonal Procedures by Adam Rothstein;

and

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Mageborn (The Age of Dread 1) by Stephen Aryan;

William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh by Ian Doescher;

The Trials of Solomon Parker by Eric Scott Fischl;

The Light That Binds (The Sundered World Trilogy 3) by Nathan Garrison;

The Imposters of Aventil (Maradaine 3) by Marshall Ryan Maresca;

The Seven (Vagrant Trilogy 3) by Peter Newman;

and

The Tower and Knife Trilogy (eBundle) by Mazarkis William.

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The View From Monday - October 2, 2017
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The View From Monday - October 2, 2017
The View From Monday - October 2, 2017
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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.

October 1, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Haunted Blade J.C. Daniels DF - Colbana Files 6
Brimstone Prince (e) Barbara J. Hancock PNR
The Witch's Quest (e) Michele Hauf PNR - Decadent Dames 3
Harlequin Nocturne October 2017 Box Set: The Witch's Quest\Brimstone Prince (e) Michele Hauf
Barbara J. Hancock
PNR



October 2, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Her Vampire Husband (e) Michele Hauf PNR - Wicked Games 4
Tanith By Choice: The Best of Tanith Lee Tanith Lee DF/H
Blackwater: The Complete Saga Michael McDowell Gothic/Occ
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume Two James D. Jenkins (Ed)
Ryan Cagle (Ed)
H - Anthology



October 3, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
From a Certain Point of View Various SF/SO - Star Wars
Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore (e) Skye Alexander FairyT/FolkT/LM
The Complete Psychotechnic League, Vol. 1 Poul Anderson SF
Monster: The Early Life of Mary Shelley Mark Arnold Hist/SFR/Gothic/LF/Fem
Mageborn Stephen Aryan F - The Age of Dread 1
The Scarlet Gospels (tp2mm) Clive Barker H
Nimbus Jacey Bedford SF/SO - A Psi-Tech Novel 3
Star Trek Beyond - The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow Titan Books Film - Star Trek
Apes and Angels (h2mm) Ben Bova SF - Star Quest Trilogy 2
The Core Peter V. Brett F - The Demon Cycle 5
The Baron in the Trees Italo Calvino
Ann Goldstein (Tr)
LF
Chain of Command Frank Chadwick SF
Virtues of War - March of War Bennett R. Coles SF - Virtues of War 3
Leviathan Wakes (Signed) James S. A. Corey SF - The Expanse 1
The Monster Hunter Files Larry Correia (Ed)
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Ed)
CF - Monster Hunter Anthology
Haunted Nights Ellen Datlow (Ed)
Lisa Morton (Ed)
H/Occ/Sup - Anthology
Colonial Horrors: Sleepy Hollow and Beyond Graeme Davis (Ed) H - Anthology
William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh Ian Doescher SF - William Shakespeare's Star Wars 7
The Motion of Puppets (h2tp) Keith Donohue LF/CF/H
Catacombs of Terror! (h2tp) Stanley Donwood Noir/Gothic/H
The Trials of Solomon Parker Eric Scott Fischl F/HistF/Occ/Sup
The Light That Binds (e) Nathan Garrison DF - The Sundered World Trilogy 3
The Long Past and Other Stories Ginn Hale HistF
Brimstone Prince Barbara J. Hancock PNR
Ghost Times Two (h2mm) Carolyn Hart PCM - A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel 7
The Witch's Quest Michele Hauf PNR - Decadent Dames 3
For the Winner: A Novel of Jason and the Argonauts Emily Hauser Hist
Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories Hugh Howey SF - Collection
In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count Stephen Jones (Ed) H - Anthology
The Lovecraft Squad: Waiting Stephen Jones (Creator) Occ/Sup
Treachery's Tools (h2mm) L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - The Imager Portfolio 10
The Bloodprint ( D - SpecfFic) Ausma Zehanat Khan F - The Khorasan Archives 1
Closer to the Chest (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F - Valdemar: The Herald Spy 3
Moonbath Yanick Lahens
Emily Gogolak (Tr)
LF/Hist/CW/MR
Picnic at Hanging Rock (ri) Joan Lindsay LF/Gothic/H
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Carmen Maria Machado SF - Collection
Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker Nick Mamatas (Ed)
Molly Tanzer (Ed)
Beverages - Anthology
The Imposters of Aventil Marshall Ryan Maresca UF/F - Maradaine 3
Den of Wolves (h2mm) Juliet Marillier HistF/FR - Blackthorn & Grim 3
Halloween Carnival Volume 1 (e) Brian James Freeman (Ed) H - Anthology
Blackwing (D) Ed McDonald DF/F - Raven's Mark 1
The Seven Peter Newman F - Vagrant Trilogy 3
Under the Pendulum Sun (D) Jeannette Ng F/DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Aftertaste Andrew Post UF/HU/H/P
The Tiger's Daughter (D) K Arsenault Rivera F/HistF - Their Bright Ascendency 1
The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Patrick Rothfuss CF/DF - Kingkiller Chronicle 1
Orthogonal Procedures (D) Adam Rothstein SF/TT
Hero R.A. Salvatore F - Homecoming 3
The Witcher Boxed Set: Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire Andrzej Sapkowski F - Witcher
Money Back Guarantee (e) Hunter Shea H - Mail Order Massacres 3
Alone (h2tp) Scott Sigler SF - The Generations Trilogy 3
An Unkindness of Ghosts (D) Rivers Solomon SF/SO/LF/PA/AP
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas Terry Spear PNR - White Wolf 1
The Murders of Molly Southbourne Tade Thompson H/DF
Doctor Who: Time Trips (h2mm) Various SF - Anthology
The Genius Plague David Walton SF/Th
To Fall Among Vultures (e) Scott Warren SF - Union Earth Privateers 2
The Tower & Knife Trilogy (e) Mazarkis Williams F
Quillifer Walter Jon Williams F - Quillifer 1
What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror David Wong H/HU/Th - John Dies at the End 3
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 Charles Yu (Ed)
John Joseph Adams (Series Ed)
SF - Anthology



October 4, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Crispin's Model: A Tor.com Original (e) Max Gladstone H
Broken Vessels (e) Brian Francis Slattery UF/M - Bookburners Season 3 #12



October 6, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Wilderness Within John Claude Smith PsyTh/H



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CB - Coloring Book
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fem - Feminist
FL - Family Life
Folklore - Folklore
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MF - Military Fantasy
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
Sc - Science
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocHis - Social History
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors


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


Stephen Aryan (2015)

Mageborn
The Age of Dread 1
Orbit, October 3, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Fear of magic is intensifying across the west. Morgan, a former Guardian of the Peace, believes the eradication of magic will lead to stability and lasting world peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with magical ability.

The Red Tower is their last hope. Sheltered from a world that fears them, the students there are taught to control their wild and powerful gifts. But unrest is stirring both outside the walls of the Red Tower and within.  





Bradley P. Beaulieu (2011)

In the Village Where Brightwine Flows
A Shattered Sands Novella
Quillings Literary, August 11, 2017
eBook, 65 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Street urchins have been turning up missing in the great desert city of Sharakhai. Few care until the son of one of the city’s richest patrons goes missing as well.

The apothecary named Dardzada wants nothing to do with it, but his shrewd mind and skills as an apothecary make him indispensable to his cruel half-brother Layth, the captain of the guard tasked with solving the mystery.

When Layth insists he look deeper into the kidnappings, Dardzada is drawn into a struggle much larger than he ever anticipated, and he soon realizes it will take all his wits to save the victims and himself.
Quillings (Paperback)



Of Sand and Malice Made
A Shattered Sands Novel
DAW, September 19, 2017
Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Hardcover and eBook, September 6, 2016

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
This standalone companion novel returns to Bradley P. Beaulieu’s Song of Shattered Sands epic fantasy universe

Çeda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of Sharakhai. She’s made her name in the arena as the fearsome White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity. But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rümayesh, an ehrekh, a sadistic creature forged aeons ago by the god of chaos.

The ehrekh are desert dwellers, but for centuries Rümayesh has lurked in the dark corners of Sharakhai, combing the populace for human “jewels” that might interest her. Some she chooses to stand by her side, until she tires of them and discards them. Others she abducts to examine more closely, leaving them ruined, worn-out husks.

Çeda flees the ehrekh’s attentions, but that only makes Rümayesh covet her more. Rümayesh grows violent, threatening to unmask Çeda as the White Wolf—but the danger grows infinitely worse when she turns her attention to Çeda’s friends.

As Çeda fights to protect the people dearest to her, Rümayesh comes closer to attaining her prize, and the struggle becomes a battle for Çeda’s very soul.



With Blood Upon the Sand
The Song of Shattered Sands 2
DAW, February 6, 2018
Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Hardcover and eBook, February 7, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The second book in The Song of Shattered Sands series–an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

Çeda, now a Blade Maiden in service to the kings of Sharakhai, trains as one of their elite warriors, gleaning secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further their rule. She knows the dark history of the asirim—that hundreds of years ago they were enslaved to the kings against their will—but when she bonds with them as a Maiden, chaining them to her, she feels their pain as if her own. They hunger for release, they demand it, but with the power of the gods compelling them, they find their chains unbreakable.

Çeda could become the champion they’ve been waiting for, but the need to tread carefully has never been greater. After their recent defeat at the hands of the rebel Moonless Host, the kings are hungry for blood, scouring the city in their ruthless quest for revenge. Çeda’s friend Emre and his new allies in the Moonless Host hope to take advantage of the unrest in Sharakhai, despite the danger of opposing the kings and their god-given powers, and the Maidens and their deadly ebon blades.

When Çeda and Emre are drawn into a plot of the blood mage Hamzakiir, they learn a devastating secret that may very well shatter the power of the hated kings. But it may all be undone if Çeda cannot learn to navigate the shifting tides of power in Sharakhai and control the growing anger of the asirim that threatens to overwhelm her…



A Veil of Spears
The Song of Shattered Sands 3
DAW, March 20, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 672 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The third book in The Song of Shattered Sands series–an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

Since the Night of Endless Swords, a bloody battle the Kings of Sharakhai narrowly won, the kings have been hounding the rebels known as the Moonless Host. Many have been forced to flee the city, including Çeda, who discovers that the King of Sloth is raising his army to challenge the other kings’ rule.

When Çeda finds the remaining members of the Moonless Host, now known as the thirteenth tribe, she sees a tenuous existence. Çeda hatches a plan to return to Sharakhai and free the asirim, the kings’ powerful, immortal slaves. The kings, however, have sent their greatest tactician, the King of Swords, to bring Çeda to justice for her crimes.

But the once-unified front of the kings is crumbling. The surviving kings vie quietly against one another, maneuvering for control over Sharakhai. Çeda hopes to use that to her advantage, but whom to trust? Any of them might betray her.

As Çeda works to lift the shackles from the asirim and save the thirteenth tribe, the kings of Sharakhai, the scheming queen of Qaimir, the ruthless blood mage, Hamzakiir, and King of Swords all prepare for a grand clash that may decide the fate of all.



Also in this series:

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
The Song of the Shattered Sands 1
DAW, July 12, 2016
Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Hardcover and eBook,September 1, 2015

Best Book of 2015 by Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BuzzFeed • “Promises to be breathtaking.” —Robin Hobb

The Song of the Shattered Sands: Book One

Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings — cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings’ laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings’ mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings’ power…if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t find her first.






Kevin Hearne (2011)

Scourged
The Iron Druid Chronicles 9
Del Rey, April 3, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 224 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles.

Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try and prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

The View From Monday - October 10, 2016


Happy Monday!

There are three debuts out this week:

The Apothecary's Curse by Barbara Barnett;

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven;

and

The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Chaosmage (Age of Darkness 3) by Stephen Aryan;

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Made to Kill (L.A. Trilogy 1) by Adam Christopher is out in Trade Paperback;

Conspiracy of Ravens (Shadow 2) by Lila Bowen (Delilah S. Dawson);

The Witch House of Persimmon Point by Suzanne Palmieri;

Counterpart (Machinations 2) by Hayley Stone;

The Promise of the Child (Amaranthine Spectrum 1) by Tom Toner is out in Trade Paperback:

and

Genrenauts: The Complete Season One Collection by Michael R. Underwood.

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October 9, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Eternal Frankenstein Ross E. Lockhart (Ed) H - Anthology



October 11, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sons of Titan (h2tp) David Annandale SF - Grey Knights
Chaosmage Stephen Aryan F - Age of Darkness 3
Hag-Seed Margaret Atwood LF - Hogarth Shakespeare Series
The Apothecary's Curse (D) Barbara Barnett UF/HistF
The Abandoned Heart Laura Benedict Gothic - Bliss House 3
FantasticLand (D) Mike Bockoven H
The Girl with Ghost Eyes (h2mm) M. H. Boroson F/P
Conspiracy of Ravens Lila Bowen HistF - The Shadow 2
Totem Darin Bradley Dys - Dystopian Cluster 3
The Scent of Salt & Sand Kristin Cast
P.C. Cast
PNR - An Escaped Novella
Made to Kill (h2tp) Adam Christopher SF - L.A. Trilogy 1
The Librarians and The Lost Lamp Greg Cox CF - The Librarians 1
The Uncrowned King Rowena Cory Daniells F - King Rolen's Kin 2
Irish Ghost Stories David Stuart Davies GH - Macmillan Collector's Library
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife Meg Elison SF/AP/PA - The Road to Nowhere 1
Silver on the Road (h2tp) Laura Anne Gilman HistF - The Devil's West 1
Crimson Death Laurell K. Hamilton F/P/H - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 25
Unhonored Tracy Hickman
Laura Hickman
HistF - The Nightbirds 2
Scratch Steve Himmer SupTh
Cat's Cradle (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Watchers In The Woods (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Hammers on Bone Cassandra Khaw F/P
In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 (h2tp) Leslie S. Klinger (Ed) H - Anthology
The Graveyard Apartment Mariko Koike H
City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales Gigi Little (Ed) SF/F/UF/H - Anthology
Tuskers III: The Omnivore Wars Duncan McGeary H - Tuskers 3
Treachery's Tools L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - The Imager Portfolio 10
Inspector of the Dead (h2tp) David Morrell Gothic - Thomas and Emily De Quincey 2
The Wraiths of War Mark Morris DF/UF - Obsidian Heart Trilogy 3
The Witch House of Persimmon Point Suzanne Palmieri CW/Gothic
The Comet Seekers (D) Helen Sedgwick LF
Counterpart (e) Hayley Stone SF/GenEng - Machinations 2
Legacy of Caliban: The Omnibus Gav Thorpe SF - Legacy of Caliban
The Promise of the Child (h2tp) Tom Toner SF/SO - Amaranthine Spectrum 1
Genrenauts: The Complete Season One Collection (e) Michael R. Underwood SF/F
Blood on the Tracks William Vitka SF/AP/PA - Hellcat 2
The Delphi Effect Rysa Walker SF - The Delphi Trilogy 1



October 12, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Blue is a Darkness Weakened by Light: A Tor.com Original (e) Sarah McCarry F



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



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


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

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


This is the 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




Saladin Ahmed (2012)
Madeline Ashby (2012)
Matthew Kressel (2015)
Cat Rambo (2015)
Nisi Shawl (2016)

Cyber World – Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow
Jason Heller (2012) and Joshua Viola, Editors
Hex Publishers, November 8, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 260 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as Homo sapiens evolve—or not—into their next incarnation. Cyber World presents diverse tales of humanity’s tomorrow, as told by some of today’s most gripping science fiction visionaries.

Edited by Hugo Award winner Jason Heller and Joshua Viola.

[For more information and a TOC see this post at Amazing Stories.]





Brooklyn Ann (2013)

His Ruthless Bite
Scandals With Bite 4
Broken Angels, April 15, 2016
eBook and Trade Paperback, 272 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
The Lord Vampire of Rochester doesn’t do a favor without a price. And now it’s time to collect.

Gavin Drake, Baron of Darkwood is being pestered by nosy neighbors and matchmaking mothers of the mortal nobility. To escape their scrutiny, he concludes that it’s time to take a wife. After witnessing the young vampire Lenore’s loyalty to the Lord of London, he decides she is sufficient for the role.

After surviving kidnapping and abuse from rogue vampires, Lenore Graves wants to help other women recover from their inner wounds. She befriends physician John Elliotson and uses her vampire powers to aid him in using mesmerism on his patients. When the Lord Vampire of London declares that Lenore is the price the Lord Vampire of Rochester demands for aiding him in battle the previous year, she is terrified. Will all of her healing and hard work be destroyed by Ruthless Rochester? And yet, she can’t suppress stirrings of desire at the memory of their potent encounter.

After Gavin assures her that the marriage will be in name only, Lenore reluctantly accepts Gavin’s proposal rather than face potential animosity from her new lord. Determined to continue her work, she invites John Elliotson to Rochester. As they help women recover from traumas, Lenore explores her own inner turmoil and examines her attraction to her husband.

Gavin quickly realizes his marriage is a mistake. His new baroness’s involvement with the mesmerist is damaging his reputation among mortals and vampires alike. He knows he should put a stop to Lenore’s antics— yet her tender heart is warming his own and tempting him to make her his bride in truth.

As Lenore and Gavin’s relationship blossoms, the leader of a gang of rogue vampires embarks on a quest for vengeance against Gavin… using Lenore as his key.


With Vengeance
Hearts of Metal 2
Boroughs Publishing Group, May 18, 2016
eBook and Trade Paperback, 194 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Katana James is about to become the studio guitarist for her favorite heavy metal band ever—and meet the musicians, music, and man of her dreams.

SHE MEANS BUSINESS

Twenty-three year old Katana James can shred on the guitar. Not that anyone would know, as she’s spent most of her time working on a popular news and gossip website for Heavy Metal fans since her own band broke up. But her dreams are in reach when she gets an audition to play with her favorite band, Bleeding Vengeance. Kat won’t let her gender, her anxiety disorder, or even the pranks of a malicious stalker stand in her way. The only thing to threaten her focus? A growing fascination with the group’s brilliant, mysterious bass player.

HE OFFERS PLEASURE

Klement Burke has always been the heart, soul and brain of Bleeding Vengeance. He’s the kind of rock star who stays in the shadows, a perfectionist more interested in satisfying his brain than other parts of his body. Until he auditions Katana James. At first it seemed a perfect idea, as he’s been aware of her talent for some time. But meeting her in the flesh ignites thoughts far from professional. Despite the conflict of work, the odds against her falling for a geek like him, and a secret he’s been hiding, his heart, body and soul now belong to Kat.


Unleashing Desire
Brides of Prophecy 4
Broken Angels, August 16, 2016
eBook and Trade Paperback, 308 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
A setup so perfect… it might just be fate.

Radu Nicolae has spent centuries in a guilt-induced hibernation beneath the ruins of his family castle. The only time he awakens is to feast on the occasional vampire hunter. When Lillian Holmes invades his lair, trying to kill him for a crime he did not commit, he decides it is time to rejoin the world. As he feeds on the inept, but delectable hunter and sees her memories, he realizes that he is being used as a weapon to murder her. Radu does not like being used.

Agent Lillian Holmes, of the Abnormal Investigation Unit, is sent on a mission to kill the vampire who murdered her father. But when she tries to stake Radu, he awakens. When his fangs sink into her throat, she thinks she’s a goner. To her surprise, she wakes up a prisoner. Furthermore, Radu did not kill her father. The AIU killed Joe Holmes and sent Lillian to Radu to die.

Together, they strike a bargain: Lillian will help Radu travel to the United States to reunite with his long lost twin brother. In return, he will help her take down the men who killed her father. As their relationship deepens on their journey, so does the danger. Not only must they keep government agents from finding out that Lillian is alive, but she also has a secret that will rock the foundations of the vampire world. 





Jill Archer (2012)

Pocket Full of Tinder
Noon Onyx 4
Black Willow
Word Count: ~ 85,000
Cover Artist: Rebecca Frank

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Noon Onyx is back! In this long-awaited fourth installment, Jill Archer returns readers to the dangerous world of Halja, where demons, angels, and humans coexist in an uneasy state of détente.

Maegester-in-Training Noon Onyx feels like she’s done it all – mastered fiery magic, become an adept fighter, learned the law, killed countless demons, and survived having her heart broken by both love and an arrow, but now she’ll face her greatest challenge yet…

Far to the north lies an outpost famous for its unrest – Rockthorn Gorge. The town’s patron has specifically requested Noon’s help. Her assignment? Help the neophyte demon lord build his fiefdom and keep what’s his. The problem? Lord Aristos – Noon’s new employer – is her erstwhile lover, Ari Carmine, the aforementioned heartbreaker. And the number one thing he wants is her.

When Rockthorn Gorge’s viaduct is destroyed by Displodo, an enigmatic bomber, killing a dozen settlers and wounding scores more, Noon sets off early to aid in the search and rescue. Ari is listed among the missing and the suspects are legion. But Noon’s search is just the beginning. Her journey forces Noon to confront not only those she loves, but also enemies hell-bent on destroying them.





Stephen Aryan (2015)

Bloodmage
Age of Darkness 2
Orbit, April 12, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.

BYRNE is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of life.

FRAY's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before.

CHOSS is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.

KATJA is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever.

Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.


Chaosmage
Age of Darkness 3
Orbit, October 11, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
The final book in the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Battlemage - expect fireball-filled battles, otherworldy enemies, and heroically powerful mages

Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its dead now walk the city at night, attacking survivors, calling their names and begging the living to join them beyond the grave.

Tammy is a watchman sent to the city to investigate, so the ruling powers can decide whether to help Voechenka or leave it to its grisly fate.

Zannah is a pariah in Voechenka - making up for her people's war crimes by protecting refugees who fear her far more than they fear their unearthly attackers.

Balfruss is a scholar, a traveler . . . and the infamous mage who single-handedly ended the war.

No one else may enter or leave the city - so if this ragtag group of survivors can't figure out what is going on, they'll live out their last few, short days within its walls.
And night is coming on fast . . .





Madeline Asbhy (2012)

Company Town
Tor Books, July 18, 2017
Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 17,2016

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

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Edward Ashton (2015)

Midnight in Absheron: Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Digital Science Fiction, August 18, 2016
Kindle eBook, 25 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Midnight in Absheron
By Edward Ashton
Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Presented by DigitalFictionPub.com

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 29


This is the twenty-ninth 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.


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Karina Sumner-Smith (2014)

Towers Fall
Towers Trilogy 3
Talos, November 17, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 396 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 29
War. Fire. Destruction. Xhea believed that the Lower City had weathered the worst of its troubles—that their only remaining fight would be the struggle to rebuild before winter. She was wrong.

Now her home is under attack from an unexpected source. The Central Spire, the City’s greatest power, is intent on destroying the heart of the magical entity that resides beneath the Lower City’s streets. The people on the ground have three days to evacuate—or else.

With nowhere to go and time running out, Xhea and the Radiant ghost Shai attempt to rally a defense. Yet with the Spire’s wrath upon them, nothing—not their combined magic, nor their unexpected allies—may be strong enough to protect them from the power of the City.

From Nebula Award–nominated author Karina Sumner-Smith, Towers Fall is a fantastic climax to this amazing and thought-provoking trilogy.




Auralee Wallace (2014)

Sidekick Returns
Sidekick in the City 2
Escape Publishing, December 1, 2015
eBook, 272 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 29
Bremy St James is back in a brand new adventure, mixing chaos, humour, sex, and superheroes in this fresh, funny, flirty series. It’s the superhero romance you didn’t know you needed…

Fresh off thwarting the crime of the century, Bremy St. James is back and more determined than ever to fight by the side of the city’s top superhero, Dark Ryder. There’s just one problem: Dark Ryder’s disappeared.

To make matters worse, Bremy’s evil billionaire father, Atticus, is taking her lack of family loyalty very personally, and Bremy’s last tie to her old life, her reason behind her choices—her sister—is distancing herself as well.


Skinny Dipping with Murder
An Otter Lake Mystery 1
St. Martin's Paperbacks, March 1, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 29
Welcome to Otter Lake, where the relaxing, restorative atmosphere is to die for.

Erica Bloom is in no rush to return to Otter Lake, the site of her mother's spiritual retreat for women. Erica met her inner goddess years ago and she's happy to have forged a new identity on her own, thank you very much. But her new-age-y, well-meaning mother is losing her grip on the business, and needs Erica's help. So she heads back to her New Hampshire hometown, where nothing much has changed-except for maybe the body in the well...

SKINNYDIPPING WITH MURDER

When Erica was a teenager, she fell prey to a practical joke that left her near-naked in Otter Lake's annual Raspberry Social. The incident was humiliating, but it wasn't like anyone got killed-until now. Those who were behind that long-ago prank are starting to turn up dead, and Erica's appearance in town makes her a prime suspect. To make matters worse, the town sheriff just happens to be Erica's old nemesis, Grady Forrester...who also happens to be hotter than ever. Can Erica find a way to dig up the truth-before someone digs her grave?




Angus Watson (2014)

Clash of Iron
Iron Age 2
Orbit, April 14, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 560 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 29
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?


Reign of Iron
Iron Age
Orbit, September 29, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 560 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 29
WARRIOR QUEENS AND ROMAN INVADERS DO BATTLE IN THE FINAL VOLUME OF THIS THRILLING EPIC FANTASY TRILOGY.

Caesar's soldiers have murdered, massacred and pillaged their way through Gaul and loom on the far side of the sea, ready to descend upon Britain - with them are an unstoppable legion of men twisted by dark magic. Somehow Queen Lowa must repel the invasion, although her best general is dead and her young druid powerless. She faces impossible odds, but when the alternative is death or slavery, a warrior queen will do whatever it takes to save her people.

EVERY EMPIRE HAS ITS DOWNFALL.




Andy Weir (2014)

The Martian (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Broadway Books, August 18, 2015
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Hardcover, February 11, 2014
Trade Paperback, October 28, 2014
Trade Paperback (Movie Tie-In Edition), August 18, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 29
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?




Stephen Aryan (2015)

Bloodmage
Age of Darkness 2
Orbit, April 12, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

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The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.

BYRNE is a Guardian of the Peace, investigating a series of murders in which the corpses were drained entirely of life.

FRAY's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Guardians destroyed his father, years before.

CHOSS, renowned as a fighter, must work for peace, to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.

KATJA must use her skills as a spy to try to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever.


Guardians and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.

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