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


This is the second 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.


Boone Brux (2011)

Styx and Stoned
Grim Reality 2
The Painted Raven, May 15, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 219 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Las Vegas! All expenses paid!

Normally, a trip like that would be a dream come true for a widowed, mother of three, who just happens to be grim reaper. Here’s the thing though, situations rarely work out as I imagine they should. And usually not in my favor.

This time isn’t any different. Instead of the endless free drinks and gambling I’d been hoping for, I get the opposite—demons, water zombies, and a bimbo ghost roommate, who gives new meaning to the phrase dead drunk.

But it’s not all bad. I’m making new friends, learning spectacular reaper skills, and saving souls. I just hope I don’t lose mine before I can get the Underworld all sorted out.



Bridesmaid Blues
Wedding Favors 1
Entangled Lovestruck, June 30, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 194 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
A wedding. An ex. And a secret.

Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend's wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor-Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani's ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she'll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.

Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There's just one problem - the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn't. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she's being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.

Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he's determined to find out what...




Christopher Buehlman (2011)

The Lesser Dead
Berkley, October 6, 2015
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Hardcover and eBook, October 7, 2014

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Christopher Buehlman’s Those Across the River delivered “an unsettling brew of growing menace spiked with flashes of genuine terror.”* Now, the World Fantasy Award-nominated author stakes a bloody claim on vampire mythology…

The secret is, vampires are real and I am one.
The secret is, I’m stealing from you what is most truly yours and I’m not sorry…

New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody—he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city’s sidewalks.

The subways are his playground and his highway, shuttling him throughout Manhattan to bleed the unsuspecting in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park or in the backseats of Checker cabs, or even those in their own apartments who are too hypnotized by sitcoms to notice him opening their windows. It’s almost too easy.

Until one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway. The children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him…or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the undead in the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were.

And neither are the rest of us.

WINNER OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S BEST HORROR NOVEL OF THE YEAR

*New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson



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

[more information when it's available from the publisher]






Adam Christopher (2011)

The Machine Awakes
Spider War 2
Tor Books, March 15, 2016
Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 21, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
Adam Christopher's The Machine Awakes is a far future space opera set in the universe of Burning Dark. In the decades since the human race first made contact with the Spiders—a machine race capable of tearing planets apart—the two groups have fought over interstellar territory. But the war has not been going well for humankind, and with the failure of the Fleet Admiral's secret plan in the Shadow system, the commander is overthrown by a group of hardliners determined to get the war back on track.

When the deposed Fleet Admiral is assassinated, Special Agent Von Kodiak suspects the new guard is eliminating the old. But when the Admiral's replacement is likewise murdered, all bets are off as Kodiak discovers the prime suspect is one of the Fleet's own, a psi-marine and decorated hero—a hero killed in action, months ago, at the same time his twin sister vanished from the Fleet Academy, where she was training to join her brother on the front.

As Kodiak investigates, he uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from the slums of Salt City to the floating gas mines of Jupiter. There, deep in the roiling clouds of the planet, the Jovian Mining Corporation is hiding something, a secret that will tear the Fleet apart and that the Morning Star, a group of militarized pilgrims searching for their lost god, is determined to uncover.

But there is something else hiding in Jovian system. Something insidious and intelligent, machine-like and hungry.

The Spiders are near.
[description from Hardcover]



Blood and Ink
Elementary 2
Titan Books, April 26, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
A brand-new novel tie-in to the popular Elementary TV series.

The CFO of a secretive NYC hedge fund is found murdered—stabbed through the eye with an expensive fountain pen. Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson discover a link between the victim and a charismatic touring management guru with a doubtful past. But is the solution so clear-cut or is the guru being framed?

As secrets are revealed and another victim is found murdered in the same grisly fashion, Holmes and Watson begin to uncover a murky world of money and deceit…



The Shield, Vol 1: Daughter of Revolution
   Written by Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Dark Circle Comics, June 7, 2015
Trade Paperback, 144 pages

[cover to be revealed]
Over the centuries, in our nation's times of need, a supernatural force appears to battle back the enemies of the United States: THE SHIELD.

Today, the country--the whole world--is on the edge of chaos. The middle class is dying as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Global warming's effects on the environment are drastic and dramatic, with superstorms and deadly droughts a common occurrence. The government increases its grip on the lives of ordinary people, controlling information and curtailing freedoms and privacy. For some, the government itself has become an enemy of the people, and revolution is on the minds of Americans all across the country.

The Shield returns--but what happens when she's not sure who the enemy is?

A modern action and conspiracy thriller by bestselling novelists Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig featuring the dynamic artwork of David Williams, THE SHIELD: DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION gives readers a topical, relevant and jarring new take on the classic hero.

THE SHIELD, VOL. 1: DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION collects the first story arc of the ongoing THE SHIELD comic book series.




Isabel Cooper (2011)

Night of the Highland Dragon
Highland Dragon 3
Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
“They say,” said the girl, “that people disappear up there. And I heard that the lady doesna’ ever grow any older.”
“The lady?” William asked.
“Lady MacAlasdair. She lives in the castle, and she’s been there years, but she stays young and beautiful forever.”


In the Scottish Highlands, legend is as powerful as the sword—and nowhere is that more true than in the remote village of Loch Aranoch. Its mysterious ruler, Judith MacAlasdair, is fiercely protective of her land—and her secrets. If anyone were to find out what she really was, she and her entire clan would be hunted down as monsters.

William Arundell is on the trail of a killer. Special agent for an arcane branch of the English government, his latest assignment has led him to a remote Highland castle and the undeniably magnetic lady who rules there. Yet as lies begin to unravel and a dark threat gathers, William finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of the Highlands…and the woman he can neither trust nor deny.
He prays she isn’t the murderer; he never dreamed she was a dragon.




Virna DePaul (2011)

Filthy Rich
The Belladonna Agency 3
Bantam, October 27, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2
High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.

Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, supporting not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.

Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.

In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.

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



The View From Monday - March 31, 2014


Happy last Monday in March! This is a very full release week including a tremendous number of books out on April 1st. No fooling!


The View From Monday - March 31, 2014


There are 2 debuts:

Irenicon (The Wave Trilogy 1) by Aidan Harte;

and

Deadroads by Robin Riopelle.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Cursed by Alexa Egan;

The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn;

Immortal Hunter (Execution Underground 2) by Kait Ballenger;

Covenant (Books of Raziel 2) by Sabrina Benulis;

Turned (Belladonna Agency 1) by Virna DePaul;

The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher;

Marked (Mindspace Investigations 3) by Alex Hughes;

Drowning in Fire (Elementals 3) by Hanna Martine;

Tomorrow, the Killing (Low Town 2) Daniel Polansky;

and  

Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James.



March 30, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Wanderer's Tale (ri) David Bilsborough F - Annals of Lindormyn 1


March 31, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories Brad Aiken SF - Collection
Death's Daughter (e) Kathleen Collins PNR - Realm Walker 2
Minding the Stars: The Early Jack Vance Volume 4 Terry Dowling (ed)
Jonathan Strahan (ed)
SF/F - Collection
Cursed (e) Alexa Egan PNR - The Complete Imnada Brotherhood Novellas
Dangerous Angel (e) Stacy Gail PNR - Earth Angels 4
At Star's End (e) Anna Hackett SFR
The Compleat Crow Brian Lumley F - Titus Crow Stories



April 1, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Goblin Emperor Katherine Addison F
The Bird Eater Ania Ahlborn H
Circle of Desire Keri Arthur FR - Damask Circle 3
Wild Wolf Jennifer Ashley PNR - Shifters Unbound 6
Immortal Hunter (e) Kait Ballenger PNR - The Execution Underground 2
Lexicon (h2tp) Max Barry SF
Dark Eden Chris Beckett SF
Hecate's Own Dana Marie Bell PNR - Heart's Desire 2
Covenant Sabrina Benulis F/Go - Books of Raziel 2
What the Doctor Ordered Michael Blumlein H - Collection
The Days of the Deer Liliana Bodoc F - Saga of the Borderlands 1
A Killing Notion Melissa Bourbon PCM - Magical Dressmaking Mystery 3
Riveted (tp2mm) Meljean Brook SPR - Iron Seas 3
The Devil's Eye (e) Dawn Brown GoR - Shivers 10
Blameless (ri) Gail Carriger SP - Parasol Protectorate 3
Changeless (ri) Gail Carriger SP - Parasol Protectorate 2
Soulless (ri) Gail Carriger SP - Parasol Protectorate 1
Upon a Sea of Stars A. Bertam Chandler SF - John Grimes Saga 5
Peacemaker C. J. Cherryh SF - Foreigner 15
Savage Panet Stephen Coonts SF - Saucer 3
Quicksilver Soul Christine D'Abo PHR - Shadow Guild 2
The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti: A Tor.Com Original A.M. Dellamonica F
Turned Virna DePaul PNR - Belladonna Agency 1
The Ophelia Prophecy Sharon Lynn Fisher SFR
Shards of Time Lynn Flewelling F - Nightrunner 7
Magical Misfire (e) Kimberly Frost PNR - A Southern Witch Novella
Severed Gary Fry H
Vampire's Hunger Cynthia Garner SFR - Awakening 1
The Revolutions Felix Gilman SF/R
Legacy of Darkness (e) Jane Godman GoR - Shivers 9
The Awakening (ri) Heather Graham
(Shannon Drake)
PNR - Alliance Vampires 5
Darkening Around Me (e) Barbara J. Hancock GoR - Shivers 1
Games Creatures Play Charlaine Harris (ed)
Toni L.P. Kelner (ed)
UF - Anthology
Empty Space: A Haunting (h2tp) M. John Harrison SF/H
Dream a Little Dream (e) Megan Hart PNR
Irenicon (D US) Aidan Harte F - Wave Trilogy 1
The Crimson Shield Nathan Hawke F - Gallow 1
Marked Alex Hughes SF - Mindspace Investigations 3
Ghost of a Gamble Sue Ann Jaffarian PCM - Ghost of Granny Apples 4
Tempting the Demon Elle James PNR
Enchanting the Beast Kathryne Kennedy PHR - Relics of Merlin 4
Wicked Games Angela Knight PNR - Collection
Appalachian Overthrow (h2mm) E.E. Knight SF - Vampire Earth 10
Baltic Gambit E.E. Knight SF - Vampire Earth 11
The Frangipani Hotel Violet Kupersmith Gh - Collection
When He Was Bad (ri) Shelly Laurenston
Cynthia Eden
PNR - Stories
The Fearful Gates Ross Lawhead F - An Ancient Earth 3
Into the Void: Star Wars Tim Lebbon SF - Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
The Forever Knight (h2mm) John Marco F - Bronze Knight 1
Reign of Ash Gail Z. Martin F - Ascendant Kingdom 2
Drowning in Fire Hanna Martine PNR - Elementals 3
Step Back in Time Ali McNamara TTR
Like a Dead Man Walking William F. Nolan
Jason V. Brock (ed)
SF/H - Collection
Ghost Seer Robin D. Owens PNR - Ghost Seer 1
Tomorrow, the Killing Daniel Polansky DF - Low Town 2
Stoker's Manuscript (h2tp) Royce Prouty H
Prince's Fire Amy Raby FR - Hearts and Thrones 3
Fall Rod Rees SF/Dys -  Demi-Monde Saga 4
Evil Never Dies Mick Ridgewell H
Deadroads: A Novel of Supernatural Suspense (D) Robin Riopelle Su/Sus
Keith Roberts SF Gateway Omnibus Keith Roberts SF - SF Gateway Omnibus
Shattered Moon Moira Rogers PNR - Bloodhounds
Black Rose (e) Jenna Ryan GoR - Shivers 3
Silence for the Dead Simone St. James Go
Bob Shaw SF Gateway Omnibus Bob Shaw SF - SF Gateway Omnibus
Conversations with William Gibson Patrick A. Smith (ed) SF - Literary Conversations
Running Free Jorrie Spencer PNR - Northern Shifters 5
Angel City (h2mm) Jon Steele Su/P - Angelus Trilogy 2
The Homecoming (h2tp) Carsten Stroud Su/H - Niceville 2
From Civil War to World War Peter G. Tsouras AH - Britannia's Fist Trilogy1
The Seventh Child Erik Valeur Go
Circle of Blood Debbie Viguie F/P - Witch Hunt 3
The Way of All Flesh Tim Waggoner H
Mark of the Bear NJ Walters PNR - Hades' Carnival 2
The King J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 12
Gothic Science Fiction: 1980-2010 Sara Wasson (ed)
Emily Alder (ed)
LC/Go/SF



April 2, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Devil in America: A Tor.Com Original Kai Ashante Wilson F


D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue or Reprint

AH - Alternate History
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopia
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
Gh - Ghosts
Go - Gothic
GoR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
LC - Literary Criticism
P - Paranormal
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy


Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Virna DePaul

Please welcome Virna DePaul to The Qwillery as part of the Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interviews.


Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Virna DePaul

TQ:  What inspired you to become a writer?

Virna:  I've been an avid romance reader since I was twelve years old. I've always loved words, so it made sense that I was an English major, and then a lawyer. Writing fiction, however, didn't seem "practical" or, to be honest, attainable. I always thought writers had to be creative geniuses with intelligence beyond anything I possessed. But then I discovered that lawyering wasn't for me. I wanted to try something creative that I could be passionate about. I tried a lot of things (painting, acting, singing) until finally writing was the only thing left. I told myself, "just write something you'd like to read," and once I did, I was hooked!

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

Virna:  Trying to keep ego and pride out of it. I'm a perfectionist and I'm a people-pleaser to boot. So getting negative reviews or feedback can play havoc with my confidence. Then again, even good reviews create pressure to do that much better. And of course, what one reader loves another hates, so there's not even a definitive answer of what's "good" or "awesome." Ultimately, I always have to get back to the place where I started--writing because I love it.

TQ:  What writing achievement are you most proud of?

Virna:  Writing for both Harlequin's category and single title line was always a big dream of mine. I grew up reading Linda Howard and Nora Roberts, and that was the path they followed. I'm proud to be taking a similar career path. I'm also really proud of two other things: 1) that I took a risk by writing paranormal, a genre I never thought I'd write, and ended up loving it; and 2) that my novella, Molly Wants A Hero, is included in Lori Foster's upcoming pet anthology, Love Bites. I know that's three, and there are many more--I couldn't pick just one! ;P

TQ:  What one thing should everyone know about your writing?

Virna:  That I like to explore tough issues. That I think we're all a mix of perfect and imperfect, light and dark. That I believe in redemption and true love and empowerment, but only because someone's willing to dig deep and work hard for it.

TQ:  Please tell us about your latest and upcoming works.

Virna:  Most readers know me for my Para-Ops series, and book 3, Chosen By Sin (Dex Hunt's story) is now available on Amazon and www.chosenbysin.com. I'm also launching a new contemporary romantic suspense series that follows a team of agents with the California Department of Justice. Shades Of Desire, my debut single title with HQN, just launched May 22, 2012, with the first book in the Special Investigations Group series. In this story, a famous photographer who's just lost her vision is asked to help a sexy homicide detective solve an investigation. The next book in the series, Shades Of Temptation, releases in September. Finally, a deal is in the works to bring a slightly different paranormal romantic suspense series to readers. I'm super excited about it and look forward to sharing the details soon.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Virna:  Sally, thank you so much for interviewing me. It's always a pleasure to work with you and get in front of your readers.



Special Investigations Group

Shades of Desire
Special Investigations Group 1
HQN, May 22, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Virna DePaul
Natalie Jones is the lucky survivor of an elusive killer who preys on young women and then disappears from view. And since her harrowing ordeal, the once gutsy photojournalist has remained isolated in her home, paralyzed by fear and her failing vision.

Special Agent Liam "Mac" McKenzie has scars of his own. But despite his efforts to ignore the attraction that simmers between him and Natalie, he needs her help to catch a predator. Soon, they will forge a tentative alliance—charged with desire. Through a soft-focus lens, Natalie dares to envision a future with Mac beyond the investigation…never guessing that the clues hidden within her photographs are drawing them into an explosive confrontation with a madman.



Para-Ops

Chosen by Sin
Para-Ops 3
December 2011
Paperback and eBook, 256 pages

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Virna DePaul
The longest life isn’t always the happiest one…

For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he met in L.A.

As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others.

Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.
eBook Amazon : Paperback Amazon : www.chosenbysin.com


Chosen By Fate
Para-Ops 2
Berkley, October 4, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Virna DePaul
Although he keeps company with a vampire and a were, human Shaman Caleb O’Flare can definitely hold his own. But neither his psychic ability nor his healing powers can help his sexy-as-hell teammate, Wraith—a ghost with no memory of her human existence, who cannot experience touch without pain. No wraith has managed to exist past its tenth year, so her time is about to run out. She wants only two things before accepting her fate: to learn her human identity, and experience one night with Caleb...


Chosen By Blood
Para-Ops 1
Berkley, May 3, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Virna DePaul
Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.



About Virna

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Virna DePaul
Virna DePaul is a former criminal prosecutor and now national bestselling author of the Para-Ops Novels (Chosen By Sin, Book 3 now available; see www.chosenbysin.com.)

Virna also writes contemporary romantic suspense for Harlequin Romantic Suspense (It Started That Night, May 2012) and HQN (Shades Of Desire, June 2012).

Finally, Virna is a national bestselling author of numerous indie published novels. Sign up for her mailing list for access to her monthly writing cheat sheets and reader contests.

www.virnadepaul.com

Virna's Links:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Facebook Books That Rock Fan Page

The View From Monday - June 4, 2012

Happy first Monday in June! There is a lot happening at The Qwillery this week:


Monday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blog by Michael Poore. Up Jumps the Devil will be published on .

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Rhiannon Held. Silver will be published on June 5, 2012.

Wednesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Hanna Martine. Liquid Lies will be published on July 3, 2012.

Thursday -  Interview with G.J. Koch, the author of Alexander Outland: Space Pirate (Night Shade Books, June 5, 2012).

Friday - Guest Blog by Laura Kaye - Seven Elements of Sexual Tension. Seduced by the Vampire King (Vampire Warrior Kings #2) was published on June 1, 2012.

Saturday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with E.J. Swift. Osiris (Osiris Project 1) will be published on June 5, 2012.

Sunday - Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview with Virna DePaul.


There are many books out this week! A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking HERE. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF).


June 4, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Postmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Elana Gomel Literary Criticism
Finding Magic (e)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Stacia Kane UF - Downside Novella



June 5, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Spirit War
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Rachel Aaron F - Legend of Eli Monpress 4
Spellcrossed
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Barbara Ashford F - Crossroads Theater 2
Mother of Storms (ri)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
John Barnes SF
When Shadows Call (e)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Amanda Bonilla UF - Shaede Assassin Novellas
Fury of Ice
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Coreene Callahan PNR - Dragonfury 2
Accidentally Dead, Again
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Dakota Cassidy PNR - Accidentals 6
Ready Player One (h2tp)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Ernest Cline SF
Chaos Burning
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Lauren Dane PNR Bound by Magick 2
Blood of Innocence
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Tami Dane UF - Sloan Skye 2
Undead and Unstable
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Undead / Queen Betsy 11
Fascinated
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Marissa Day PNR
A Caress of Wings (e)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Sylvia Day PNR - Renegade Angels Novella
Mortal
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Ted Dekker
Tosca Lee
SF/AH - Mortals 2
How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
David F. Dufty SF/S
After Life (ri)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Rhian Ellis S/M
Hex Appeal
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
P. N. Elrod (ed) UF - Anthology
1636: The Kremlin Games
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Eric Flint SF - Ring of Fire 14
Beneath the Shadows (US d)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Sara Foster GS
All That Falls
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Kimberly Frost PNR - Etherlin 2
For Heaven's Eyes Only (h2mm)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 5
Live and Let Drood
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 6
Bury Elminster Deep (h2mm)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Ed Greenwood F - Sage of Shadowdale 3
Kiss the Dead
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Laurell K. Hamilton UF - Anita Blake Vampire Hunter 21
KOP Killer
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Warren Hammond SF - Kop 3
Devil's Gate (e)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races Novella
Visions of Chains
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Regan Hastings PNR - Awakening 3
Silver (d)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Rhiannon Held UF
The Last Four Things (h2tp)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Paul Hoffman F - Left Hand of God 2
Sworn in Steel
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Douglas Hulick F - Tale of the Kin 2
The Mage (ri)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Jean Johnson PNR - Sons of Destiny 8
The Great Hunt (ri)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 2
The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Paul Kepple Zombies / Tarot Cards
Messenger's Angel
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Heather Killough-Walden PNR - Lost Angels 2
Rise of The Governor (h2tp)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Robert Kirkman
Jay Bonansinga
H/Z - Walking Dead
Alexander Outland: Space Pirate
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
G.J. Koch SF
Cold Fire (ri)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Dean Koontz H
Home From the Sea
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 8
Unnatural Issue (h2mm)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 7
Genesis of Evil
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Nile J. Limbaugh H
The Girl Who Heard Dragons (ri)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Anne McCaffrey F - Dragonriders of Pern
The Broken Universe
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Paul Melko SF - Walls of the Universe 2
Ghost Soldiers
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Keith Melton UF - The Nightfall Syndicate 2
Samantha Moon
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
J.R. Rain PNR - Vampire for Hire 1 - 4
Disappearing Nightly (ri)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Laura Resnick UF - Esther Diamond 1
Blue Remembered Earth
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Alastair Reynolds SF - Poseidon's Children 1
Vengeance Moon
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Lee Roland PNR - Earth Witches 2
Incarnate
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
A. C. Ruttan PNR - Portal Keepers 1
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
John Scalzi SF
Blood Kin
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
M.J. Scott F - Half-Light City 2
B-Movie Reels
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Alan Spencer H
The Craving
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Jason Starr UF/H - Pack 2
Osiris (d)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
E.J. Swift SF - The Osiris Project 1
Prepare to Die!
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Paul Tobin F
Corpse in the Crystal Ball
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Kari Lee Townsend PCM - Fortune Teller 2
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Sean Wallace (ed) SP - Anthology
Amped
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Daniel H. Wilson SF
Moondogs (h2tp)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Alexander Yates SF
Judgment at Proteus
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Timothy Zahn SF - Quadrail 5



June 6, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Paula Guran (ed) F - Anthology
Dead as a Doornail (show tie-in)
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire 5
Worldsoul
The View From Monday - June 4, 2012
Liz Williams F - Worldsoul Trilogy  1



d - Debut
e - eBook
h2emm - Hardcover to Enhanced Mass Market Paperback
(larger than a Mass Market Paperback)
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue or Reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
GS - Gothic Suspense
H - Horror
M - Mystery
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
S - Supernatural
Sc - Science
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

And the winners are.....


Heart of the Incubus (Demons of Infernum 3.5) by Rosalie Lario (ecopy) - Ended January 9, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question:  If you could go on a date with one paranormal being, who or what would he/she/it be?

*yadkny* who said...

I'm all about panther shifters! The big cat shifters are what do it for me... just love hearing them purr:)


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


To Walk The Night (Kat Redding 1) by E.S. Moore - 2 copies - Ended January 10, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question:  Who is your favorite vampire slayer from books or film?

Lexi who said...

Blade =) Love him. Can I also pick a vamp that kicks were butt? Selene in the Underworld movies! I can't wait for the next one to come out =)

Can't wait for this book!!!


and


Marg @ Clockwork Reverie who said...

I loved Buffy, but I also totally loved Faith. The two are probably my favorite vampire slayers.

Thanks for the giveaway! I have this book on my TBR list.


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore - Ended January 13, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada ONLY.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question:   Favorite book, movie, comic, or TV show with zombies?

Anne who said...

I liked My Life as a White Trash Zombie, probably cause it had a mystery element to it. I also liked the movie Zombieland.


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


Flashfire (Dragonfire 7) by Deborah Cooke - Ended January 14, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question: What are some of your favorite stories with dragons or dragon shifters?

JoAnna who said...

I have several dragon shifter series in my TBR pile. The series that I have read that comes to mind is the Stormwalker series by Allyson James.


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


One book from Virna DePaul's backlist - Ended January 15, 2012 - Read the post here.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

How: Leave a comment or ask Virna a question. 

Blowingfeather who said...

Good morning Virna!!! My question is while you are writing do you have conversations in your head with your characters like they are real people?

I hope you are doing well and congrats on the success of your books. I love them!!


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


Changeling Dawn (Changeling 3) by Dani Harper and Dani Harper Tote - Ended January 15, 2012 - Read the interview here. US / Canada Only.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question:  Who is your favorite shapeshifter character from a book, movie or TV series?

Brenda Demko who said...

My favorite shapeshifter would be Mercy Thompson. I love the Macleod clan and the pack but I've known Mercy longer! Thank you for the chance to win Changeling Dawn, I love, love, love this series! Happy New Year to all!


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


Heir of Danger (Heirs of Kilronan Trilogy 3) by Alix Rickloff - Ended January 18th, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada Only.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question:  Is there something you want to do or somewhere you want to go before Dec. 31, 2012?

alainala who said...

hmm there are a ton of places and things i would LOVE to do.. but realistically.. im going to go home and stand in my best friends wedding and pray i dont look like a giant blueberry.. lol..
hopefully go somewhere warm with the BF too!!


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


Midnight Reckoning (signed) by Kendra Leigh Castle - Ended January 19, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question:  Who or what is your favorite type of shifter? or Ask Kendra a question on 1/12/12.

Brandi who said...

I love shifters, period. Although I do love wolf shifters quite a bit.


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


Taft 2012 by Jason Heller - Ended January 20, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012

Question:  If you could time travel, when would you go?

Barbara E. who said...

If I could time travel I'd go 100 years in the future. Seeing the difference between 1912 and 2012, I'm sure there would be some amazing things to see.


Winners x 10 - January 21, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Sunday, January 29, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly pick a new winner or winners.

Thank you all for reading!

Virna DePaul - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour - Stop #1

Please welcome Virna DePaul to The Qwillery as part of the Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour!

Welcome to stop #1 in my blog tour For Chosen By Sin (Para-Ops #3).

This tour focuses on my writing and my paranormal series, but also my Twelve Resolutions for 2012, as well as the resolutions of my hero in Chosen By Sin, werebeast Dex Hunt. Those of you who know Dex know he's a bit...difficult, so I'm curious to see what he comes up with. (Psst: Dex doesn't actually know it, but his “resolutions” are more like a Twelve-Step Program designed by me to get him to his HEA).

I'll be giving away a prize to one commenter from this blog stop, but I'm also giving away one grand prize to one blog tour follower. See the giveaway details below! :)

The Para-Ops Series: Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills. (Chosen By Blood (Book 1), Chosen By Fate (Book 2))

So what's Resolution #1 for me? Get Healthy

Okay, okay. I know this isn't really original, but it still tops my list. I suffer from the dreaded yo-yo weight gain/weight loss, and have almost slipped into, “Isn't it worth being a little overweight to eat what I love?” mode. The problem is, I like to eat, but I like cute clothes and feeling good about myself, too. So instead of making my resolution to lose weight, I'm resolved to get healthy. To start moving more than my admittedly super-fast typing fingers. To eat tasty but healthy food. To stop cringing whenever I look at old photos and likewise, to stop saying, “Wow, I used to look really good.”

And what's Resolution #1 for Dex Hunt?

Here's a hint from Chosen By Sin. In this discussion, Lucy is encouraging Dex to pursue Jesmina, a female vampire, despite his promise to “help” Lucy with her feline sexual heat.

“It doesn’t matter what you promised, Dex. If there’s something between you and Jes… If she’s someone you can care about, even love…”

Yes, he’d definitely given her the wrong idea about him.

He covered the hand she still had on his shoulder with one of his, then gently lowered it to her side. “You don’t get it, Lucy,” he said, his voice serious. “I like you enough to help you. To sleep with you. It’s certainly no hardship for me. But I don’t do love. I don’t love anyone. I never have and I never will. As long as you understand that—as long as you don’t interfere with me and Jes again—we’ll be okay.”

Sooooooooo...since Dex is already hot and physically healthy (pffft), his resolution is to stop fighting the notion that his Para-Ops team members, including Lucy Talbot, the team's half-feline mage, are “friends” or that he could ever love anyone. Friends and love are scary words for Dex. When you have a friend, you risk not only being let down, but letting someone down. But without friendship, we can't truly love, and that's plain sad.



About the Para-Ops Series

Chosen by Sin
Para-Ops 3
December 2011

Virna DePaul - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour - Stop #1
The longest life isn’t always the happiest one…

For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he met in L.A.

As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others.

Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.
E-version ($4.99) Amazon : Barnes and Noble
Paperback ($7.99) Amazon


Chosen By Fate
Para-Ops 2
Berkley (October 2011)

Virna DePaul - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour - Stop #1
Although he keeps company with a vampire and a were, human Shaman Caleb O’Flare can definitely hold his own. But neither his psychic ability nor his healing powers can help his sexy-as-hell teammate, Wraith—a ghost with no memory of her human existence, who cannot experience touch without pain. No wraith has managed to exist past its tenth year, so her time is about to run out. She wants only two things before accepting her fate: to learn her human identity, and experience one night with Caleb...


Chosen By Blood
Para-Ops 1
Berkley (May 2011)

Virna DePaul - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour - Stop #1
Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.



About Virna

Virna DePaul - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour - Stop #1Virna DePaul is a former prosecutor and now national bestselling author of the Para-Ops Novels. She also writes contemporary romantic suspense for Harlequin Romantic Suspense (It Started That Night, May 2012) and HQN (Shades Of Desire, June 2012).

Virna's Links:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Facebook Books That Rock Fan Page









The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:   Virna is gifting one book from Virna's backlist (prize winner's choice, see back list here) to one randomly selected commenter who either leaves a comment or a question for Virna to answer at The Qwillery

How:  Leave a comment or ask Virna a question. Please remember - if you don't leave a comment or ask Virna a question your entry will be not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


Virna DePaul - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour - Stop #1



GRAND PRIZE TOUR GIVEAWAY*: What was Dex's "resolution" that Virna talked about today? Do you know the answer? Fantastic!! Because...

Virna is also gifting a $100 Amazon gift card to one randomly selected reader who leaves the answer to this question during the blog tour. Go to: http://chosenbysin.com. You can be entered to win the grand prize once each day by simply following the tour from January 9 - 20, and leaving your answer with each day's different resolution!!

Virna is also offering autographed copies of CHOSEN BY SIN for purchase during this blog tour. To purchase an autographed copy, please visit http://chosenbysin.com.


* The Qwillery is not affiliated with the GRAND PRIZE TOUR GIVEAWAY and is providing this for informational purposes only. Please see the rules at the GRAND PRIZE TOUR GIVEAWAY site. You must go there to enter. Entries at The Qwillery for a book from Virna's backlist do not count toward the GRAND PRIZE TOUR GIVEAWAY.

The View From Monday - January 9, 2012

It's Monday again. These Mondays happen with frightening regularity. This is another very busy week at The Qwillery!

Monday - Chosen by Sin Virtual Book Tour with Virna DePaul.

Tuedsay - 2012 Debut Author Guest Blog by Eowyn IveyThe Snow Child, Eowyn's debut novel, will be published on February 1, 2012.

Wednesday - Interview with Alix RickloffHeir of Danger (Heirs of Kilronan Trilogy 3) was published on December 27, 2011.

Thursday - Inverview with Kendra Leigh Castle. Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties 2) was published on January 1, 2012.

Friday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Jason Heller. Taft 2012, Jason's debut novel, will be published on January 17, 2012.

Saturday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Daniel O'Malley. The Rook, Daniel's debut novel, will be published on January 11, 2012.


Because there are just a few books out this week, there is no PDF shopping list.  However, if I hunt around and find more releases, this post will be updated to include those releases and a shopping list.

January 10, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Nameless (d)
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Kyle Chais F
The Fat Years
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Koonchung Chan SF
Lothaire
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 12
The Liminal People
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Ayize Jama-Everett SFT
Catacombs (h2tp)
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Anne McCaffrey,
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
SF - Barque Cats 2
Three Science Fiction Novellas: From Prehistory to the End of Mankind
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
J.-H. Rosny SF - Early Classics of Science Fiction



January 11, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Rook (d)
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Daniel O'Malley UF



January 12, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Come In and Cover Me
The View From Monday - January 9, 2012
Gin Phillips F/H



d - debut
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback

F - Fantasy
H - Horror
PNR  - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFT - Science Fiction Thriller

Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011

and the winners are....


Infidel (Bel Dame Apochrypha Volume 2) by Kameron Hurley

Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011

The Question:  What woman or women inspire you?

bmb80 who said...

I’ve been anxiously awaiting Infidel (which has been forever) since I wrapped up God’s War.

Love the question.

It takes a special woman to inspire others and what’s more special then a mother? She was the person who made me embrace odd things about myself that others (even grown ups) said was not normal—she called them my gifts.

She taught me to be inspired by the people who offer you something of value without asking for anything in return, such as the florist who felt that I, a total stranger, was in need of a simple hug and a rose because she thought I looked sad when I walked by her stand. She was right.

The nurse that prayed over my mother years ago when she was sick in the hospital and told me everything will be all right.

My sixth grade teacher who gave me hard time who I believed hated my guts but pushed me because she cared, and although I didn’t know it at the time, she’s one of the reasons I’m a writer today and changed my life forever.

This is living proof that those we consider ordinary are absolutely extraordinary.


Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011


Blood Rights (House of Comarré 1) by Kristen Painter

Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011

The Question:  Who is your favorite Urban Fantasy heroine or hero?

SeaLionMama who said...

My favorite heroine of all time is Cat (AKA Catherine, Kitten) from Jeanine Frost Night Huntress series. She is about as real as a half vampire can get. Not only is she relatable in regards to her insecurities, she kicks A$$! In every book Cat gets better and better as a person, but still has the inate ability to care about someone else other than herself. She would sacrifice herself and her feelings to make sure the people she loves (or actually anyone that is the underdog or needs help) are not harmed. Her love for humanity is what makes her the most deadly heroine in my eyes. She doesn’t forget what brought her to that point in her life and she takes what she has learned and grows from it… That makes a hero a hero…


Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011


Debris (The Veiled Worlds 1) by Jo Anderton

Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011

The Question:  Science Fiction or Science Fantasy?

Sinnaye who said...

Science Fantasy for sure. I'm not too keen on the whole science fiction-idea, but the fantasy equivalent of it rather sparks my imterest.


Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011


Chosen By Blood (Para-Ops 1) by Virna DePaul

Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011

The Question:  What would you be doing if you worked for the Para-Ops team?

mommy0306 who said...

i'm good with computers, i could always be their tech support/research person. maybe a tech support that goes into the field on occasion for missions. :)


Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011


Sins of the Angels (The Grigori Legacy 1) by Linda Poitevin (2 copies)

Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011


The Question:  Angels or Fallen Angels? or ask Linda a question.

Sabrina who said...

Fallen angels! They keep things interesting :) I like imperfections in my characters.


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Kristina who said...

I have to say im a fallen angels gal myself..something about them that makes me smile!


Winners x 6 - October 16, 2011


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