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The View From Monday - July 21, 2014


Happy Monday! This is the lightest release week of the month. I wonder if that has anything to do with Comic-Con International: San Diego (its real name) starting Thursday or is it just a coincidence? This is good for me because I have many emails to write and a few reviews to write and a kitchen to partially empty so that measurements can be made for renovations. The last is not fun.



The View From Monday - July 21, 2014


There is one debut out this week:

The Stolen (An American Faerie Tale 1) by Bishop O'Connell.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Brisk Money: A Tor.Com Original by Adam Christopher;

Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka will be out in Trade Paperback;

and

Prototype (Archetype 2)  by M.D. Waters.



July 21, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Starcraft: War Stories (e) Blizzard Entertainment SF



July 22, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Shifter's Claim Part III (e) A.C. Arthur PNR - Shadow Shifters
Veiled Target (e) Robin Bielman PNR - Veilers 1
New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future Ben Bova SF - Collection
Charlemagne and the Paladins Julia Cresswell Myths and Legends
The Troop (h2mm) Nick Cutter H
Poison Promise Jennifer Estep UF - Elemental Assassin 11
Valor John Gwynne F - The Faithful and the Fallen 2
Fall of Macharius William King SF - Warhammer 40,000: The Macharian Crusade 3
Doghouse L. A. Kornetsky M - A Gin & Tonic Mystery 3
Prophet of Bones (h2tp) Ted Kosmatka Th/S
Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature David Mack SF - Star Trek
The Stolen (D) (e) Bishop O'Connell UF - An American Faerie Tale 1
The Bastion Wars Henry Zou SF - Warhammer 40,000: Bastion Wars Omnibus



July 23, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Brisk Money: A Tor.Com Original (e) Adam Christopher SF/Noir
The Queen of Faith (e) Mark Teppo F - The Court of Lies - Collection



July 24, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Hamlet's Ghost: Shakespeare Sisters (Kindle e) Jane Tara UF
Prototype M. D. Waters SF - Archetype 2



D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback


F - Fantasy
H - Horror
M - Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
S - Science
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy



The View From Monday - March 24, 2014


Happy penultimate Monday in March!  Spring is here finally, but the weather still thinks it's Winter.


The View From Monday - March 24, 2014


There are quite a few books out by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett;

The Burning Dark (Spider Wars 1) by Adam Christopher;

Truth and Fear (Wolfhound Century 2) by Peter Higgins;

The Wicked (Something Red 2) by Douglas Nicholas;

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway is out in Trade Paperback;

and

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag is out in Trade Paperback.




March 24, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sex and the Single Vamp (e) Robin Covington PNR
Love and Other Cosmic Nonsense (e) A.D. Marrow PNR - Cosmic Nonsense 1
Granny Yaga Vitali Vitaliev FT/F



March 25, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince (h2tp) Nancy Atherton PCM - Aunt Dimity 18
Dawn's Early Light Philippa Ballantine
Tee Morris
SP/M - Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences 3
The Six-Gun Tarot (h2mm) R. S. Belcher HistF/WW
Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel Christopher L. Bennett SF - Star Trek: Enterprise
Last God Standing Michael Boatman UF
The Midnight Witch Paula Brackston PHR
Path of the Archon Andy Chambers SF - Warhammer 40,000: Dark Eldar Path 3
The Burning Dark Adam Christopher SF - Spider Wars 1
Wrath of Lions David Dalglish
Robert J. Duperre
F - Breaking World 2
Sovereign (tp2mm) Ted Dekker
Tosca Lee
F - Books of Mortals 3
The Heretic (h2mm) Tony Daniel
David Drake
SF - The General / Raj Whitehall 9
Talus and the Frozen King Graham Edwards F
The Dead Don't Dance John Enright Th/P - Jungle Beat 3
Dark Lycan (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 23
Carpathian (h2mm) David L. Golemon Th/P - Event Group Thriller 8
Waking the Dead Heather Graham Sus/P - Caffery and Quinn
Dead Ever After (h2mm) Charlaine Harris UF/M - Sookie Stackhouse 13
Truth and Fear Peter Higgins F/M - Wolfhound Century 2
Winter's Heart (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 9
Styxx (h2mm) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunter 23
Under the Dome: Part 2 (h2mm) Stephen King H
Call of the Siren Rosalie Lario PNR - Demons of Infernum
Bite Me Shelly Laurenston PNR - Pride 9
Age of Shiva James Lovegrove SF - Age Of... / Pantheon Triptych 6
Code Zero Jonathan Maberry Th/H - Joe Ledger 6
Fury (Kindle e) Charlotte McConaghy SFR/Dys - Cure - Episode 2
Fury (Kindle e) Charlotte McConaghy SFR/Dys - Cure - Episode 3
Fury (Kindle e) Charlotte McConaghy SFR/Dys - Cure Omnibus
Antiagon Fire (h2mm) L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - Image Portfolio 7
The Remaining: Trust: A Novella (e) D.J. Molles UF - The Remaining
The Wicked Douglas Nicholas HistF/H/Myth - Something Red 2
The Barsoom Project (tp2mm) Larry Niven
Steven Barnes
SF - Dream Park 2
Children of the Gates Andre Norton SF - Omnibus
Vampires Need Not...Apply? (tp2mm) Mimi Jean Pamfiloff PNR - Accidentally Yours 4
The House at the End of Hope Street (h2tp) Menna van Praag F
The Folklore of Discworld: Legends, Myths, and Customs from the Discworld with Helpful Hints from Planet Earth Terry Pratchett
Jacqueline Simpson
F - Discworld
The River of No Return (h2tp) Bee Ridgway TT/R
Sunstone Freya Robertson F - Elemental Wars 2
Red Planet Blues (h2mm) Robert J. Sawyer SF/Noir
Lockstep Karl Schroeder SF
The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies Clark Ashton Smith Su - Collection
DarkFuse #1 (Kindle e) Shane Staley (ed) H - Anthology
Shadow People (h2mm) James Swain Th/P - Peter Warlock
Shadowbound Dianne Sylvan UF - Shadow World 5



March 26, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Anyway: Angie: A Tor.com Original (e) Daniel Jose OlderUF



March 27, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Copper Falcon (e) W. Michael Gear
Kathleen O'Neal Gear
F - A Tale of North America's Forgotten Past



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


e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue or Reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback

Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
H- Horror
HisfF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
P - Paranormal
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Su- Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
WW - Weird Western

The View From Monday - February 24, 2014



Happy last Monday in February! I've really looking forward to the upcoming start of March and hopefully less snow.



The View From Monday - February 24, 2014


There are three debuts this week:

Three Souls by Janie Chang;

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harun;

and

Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Hammer of Angels (Shadowstorm 2) by G. T. Almasi;

Cold War: A Tor.Com Original (e) by Adam Christopher;

The Problem with Promises (Mystwalker 3) by Leigh Evans;

and

Tales From the Radiation Age by Jason Sheehan.



February 24, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Bittersweet Darkness (e) Nina Croft PNR - Order 3
Death Defying (e) Nina Croft SFR - Blood Hunter 3
Pan's Conquest (e) Aubrie Dionne PNR
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (e) Patricia Eimer PNR - Speak of the Devil 3
Star Trek: Titan: Absent Enemies (e) John Jackson Miller SF - Star Trek
Hot Rock (e) Annie Seaton PNR
Journey of the Wanderer (e) Shawna Thomas FR - Triune Stones 4
Witch Interrupted (e) Jody Wallace PNR



February 25, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Eldritch Conspiracy (tp2mm) Cat Adams UF - Blood Singer 5
Hammer of Angels G. T. Almasi SF / Adv - Shadowstorm 2
Circle of Death (ri) Keri Arthur UF - Damask Circle 2
Honor's Knight Rachel Bach SF - Paradox 2
The Gate Thief (h2mm) Orson Scott Card F - Mither Mages 2
Three Souls (D) Janie Chang HistFict/Gh
Cold War: A Tor.Com Original (e) Adam Christopher SF
London Falling (h2mm) Paul Cornell F - London Falling 1
Star Trek: The Original Series: No Time Like the Past Greg Cox SF - Star Trek
The Troop Nick Cutter H
The Problem with Promises Leigh Evans UF - Mystwalker 3
Fire with Fire (tp2mm) Charles E. Gannon SF/Adv - Caine Riordan 1
Impulse (h2mm) Steven Gould SF - Jumper 3
Let the Dead Sleep (h2mm) Heather Graham UFR - Caffery & Quinn 1
The Undead Pool Kim Harrison UF - The Hollows 12
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain (D) Adrianne Harun Folklore/MR/Myth
The Bloody Cup M. K. Hume HistF / Arthurian - King Arthur Trilogy 3
Black Wings of Cthulhu S. T. Joshi (ed) H - Volume 2
Blades of the Old Empire Anna Kashina F - Majat Code 1
Alabaster: Pale Horse Caitlin R. Kiernan DF
Under the Dome: Part 1: A Novel Stephen King H/Su/Th
The Book of the Crowman Joseph D' Lacey F - The Crowman 2
Necessity's Child (h2mm) Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF - Liaden Universe  16
Labyrinth of Stars Marjorie M. Liu PNR - Hunter's Kiss 5
A Taste Fur Murder Dixie Lyle PCM - Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery 1
The Rift Bob Mayer SF - Area 51: The Nightstalkers 3
Iced (h2mm) Karen Marie Moning UF - Dani O'Malley 1
Sun God Seeks...Surrogate? Mimi Jean Pamfiloff PNR - Accidentally Yours 3
Night Owls (D) Lauren M. Roy UF - Night Owls 1
Angel Seduced Jaime Rush PNR - Hidden 3
The Human Division (h2mm) John Scalzi SF
A Clockwork Heart (h2mm) Liesel Schwarz SP/F - Chronicles of Light and Shadow 2
Tales From the Radiation Age Jason Sheehan SF
To Do or Die Mike Shepherd SF - Jump Universe 1
Whisper of Sin (e) Nalini Singh PNR - A Psy Changeling Novella
The Happier Dead Ivo Stourton SF
Blood Kin Steve Rasnic Tem H
The Clockwork Wolf Lynn Viehl SP/M - Disenchanted & Co. 2



February 26, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Jubilee: A Tor.Com Original (e) Karl Schroeder SF



February 27, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Banished (e) Liz de Jager UF - Blackhart Legacy 1
Freaks in a Box: The Myths of Media Paul Di Filippo (ed) F/SF/H - Anthology



D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


Adv - Adventure
DF - Dark Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
Gh - Ghosts
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistFict - Historical Fiction
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance








Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014


Please welcome Adam Christopher to The Qwillery. Adam is the author of Empire State, Seven Wonders, The Age Atomic, Hang Wire and the upcoming Cold War and The Burning Dark, first in the Spider War Trilogy. Recently Adam announced that he will be writing The L.A. Trilogy for Tor Books.



Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014




TQ:  Welcome back to The Qwillery. Since that first interview you have had 4 novels published with 1 more on the way this year. How has becoming an author changed your life? Is there any advice that you'd give debut authors?

Adam:  It’s been kinda crazy – three years and, by the end of March this year, I’ll have had five novels published. I remember getting that first phone call back in February 2011 from Lee Harris at Angry Robot, making the offer, and then the seemingly endless wait until Empire State came out.

And now suddenly I’ve got four books out and three book deals from three publishers and the most amazing agent. Where did the time go? Seriously, it’s frightening how fast everything has happened.

But it’s really great too. Getting published was a total dream, and then it happened. It’s easy to get blasé about it, especially when you’re in the middle of a project and every word is pure hell and you’re cursing your impending deadline… but I’m very, very grateful to have this opportunity. I know how difficult it is, and I know not only how lucky I am but how hard I had to work to get here.

Because being an author is hard work – and maybe even more so when you’re a debut author because there’s lots of pressure, most of which comes from yourself, I think. It’s very tempting to say “yes” to everything. You want to get out there, and to be suddenly in demand for things is flattering, but you really have to manage your time. Because as much as you want to sell your book, you also want to sell the next one… and there won’t be a next one if you don’t keep up with the work! So manage your time well. You will need every hour you have available!



TQ:  How has your writing process changed (or not) since the publication of your first novel, Empire State?

Adam:  That’s really difficult to answer, because writing is a constant learning process – you get better by writing, and writing, and writing, so I think most of what happens is unconscious. You get better with practice.

You also change – you continue to develop your style and your voice. If I were to write Empire State now, it would be a pretty different book, even if it followed the same story.

I certainly write faster now, and I’ve figured out a few things about my own process – how I outline, and how much I need to outline, and what kind of state my drafts are in. For example, I tend to overwrite the first draft by quite a margin, so the second draft is really carving the real novel out of this big pile of words.

But Empire State wasn’t the first novel I’d written, it was the third. The second was Seven Wonders – which was published after Empire State – and the first was a steampunk thing which is firmly locked away in a trunk!

That’s still the way I like to write, if I can – do a draft, then put it away and start the next project. Rinse and repeat. But now with publisher deadlines, I have to condense my schedule down a little and often go from drafts to the edit straight away. That’s another skill I’ve picked up.

So I think it’s all a gradual process – you figure stuff out, you get better, you know what to expect. That makes it all a little easier in terms of getting the required words down by the required date. Of course, writing 100,000 words that are not only logical and coherent but interesting and entertaining is still immensely hard work. But at least I know a little bit more about how publishing works and how to get a book in on time!



TQ:  Your most recently published novel is Hang Wire. Tell us something about Hang Wire that is not in the book description.

Adam:  It’s a dark urban fantasy based on a true story.

I’m not joking! When I was in San Francisco, I went to dinner in Chinatown, I had an awful lot of prawns, and when we got fortune cookies at the end mine sort of popped and scattered paper everywhere. Due to some factory fault, instead of one fortune I had about twenty paper strips inside mine, all of which said YOU ARE THE MASTER OF EVERY SITUATION.

Which is either a great origin story for a Marvel superhero circa 1967… or the start of an urban fantasy about murdered gods and sleeping evil…



TQ:   What sort of research did you do for Hang Wire?

AdamHang Wire was quite research-heavy for two reasons. Firstly, as the story is connected to the San Francisco earthquakes of 1906 and 1989, I needed to do a lot of reading on not only the history of the city, but the geology of the region. Fortunately, having done some geology at university AND being a fan of American history, I found it all rather fascinating. There’s not that much in the finished book, but I think it’s important to get it right, even if it’s more in tone and feel than textbook accuracy.

The other big research job was modern-day San Francisco. I’ve never lived there, but I have spent time there and I absolutely love the city – I wouldn’t have chosen it as the setting if I didn’t! So I had my own knowledge of the city, plus the on-tap advice and assistance from a couple of locals I know. They were vital for checking key sequences, especially for the street geography – several sections were reworked based on their suggestions.

It’s always tricky to write about a place that you don’t live in, but I hope my love for the city shows in the book.



TQ:  Which character in Hang Wire has surprised you the most? Why?

Adam:  Joel Duvall, for sure. He was always in the book, but in a much smaller role, more as a tool used by the real evil in the book. That’s still his role, more or less, but as I wrote his scenes I found them not only really fun to work on, but I could sense there was something else about his character – he had a larger story which needed to be told.

So I wrote a series of interconnected interludes, focused entirely on Joel, to try and figure out what was going on with him. I knew then they had to go into the book, giving a much bigger sense of what is going on in San Francisco now, and the events leading up to the climax of the book.

I’d like to return to Joel at some point – I have no idea how, but he’s one of my favourite characters in anything I’ve written.



TQ:   You've written mostly Science Fiction novels. Hang Wire is labeled Urban Fantasy. What appeals to you about Urban Fantasy? Are there any other genres / sub-genres in which you'd like to write?

Adam:  I love urban fantasy because it’s the ultimate juxtaposition – the fantastical and the ordinary crashing together. While it is often associated with supernatural creatures such as vampires and werewolves, you can really do anything with it. It’s also a very accessible genre, because the weird stories you tell are all set in a world we instantly recognize – our own. I think urban fantasy offers such a range of types of story, and huge flexibility for tone and flavour – you could write something magical, or romantic, or weird, or supernatural.

One genre I’m really keen to write is in straight crime. I’ve used elements of crime in other things I’ve written, as well as noir and the like, but an actual thriller or procedural would be cool – if I can stop myself putting in anything speculative!



TQ:  What's next?

Adam:  Next out is The Burning Dark, published by Tor (US) and Titan (UK) on March 25th. This is the first of an ongoing series of loosely connected space opera books collectively called The Spider Wars. In 2969, the human race, and all the colonies thereof, have united into a single military-industrial complex, The Fleet, to wage war against a nameless, gestalt machine intelligence fond of making eight-legged machines that can not only eat spaceships, but whole planets.

In The Burning Dark, we meet Captain Ida Cleveland, a celebrated war hero who finds himself sent to a derelict space station in the middle of nowhere to oversee its demolition. But things on the space station are going wrong in a big way – the crew have cabin fever and are starting to see things, the Commandant is missing, and, more importantly for Ida, nobody knows who he is. Facing the crew’s resentment at playing babysitter, Ida retreats to his cabin and reaches out with an old-fashioned space radio, but instead of making contact with old comrades he picks up a distress call from the early days of space travel. And as he begins to obsess over the ancient signal, the dying female cosmonaut starts talking to him…

Ahead of The Burning Dark, Tor.com are publishing a tie-in novelette called Cold War, which gives a flavour of the universe and the conflict that the Fleet are facing. Books 2 and 3 of the Spider Wars are out in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

I’ve got another big project coming too, which I have to keep under my hat for now! But I’m pretty excited about it. In addition – like I’m not busy enough – I’ve got a comic collaboration with Chuck Wendig on the way. Again, I really hope we can talk about it soon!

And I thought 2013 was a busy year… phew!




Hang Wire

Hang Wire
Angry Robot Books
January 28, 2014 (US/Canada and eBook)
February 6, 2013 (UK)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages
Cover Art: Will Staehle

Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014
Ted Hall is worried. He’s been sleepwalking, and his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.

Meanwhile, the circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously, the manager of the Olde Worlde Funfair has started talking to his vintage machines, and the new acrobat’s frequent absences are causing tension among the performers.

Out in the city there are other new arrivals – immortals searching for an ancient power – a primal evil which, if unopposed, could destroy the world!

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Tensile Strength | Dual Identities | The Greatest Show | Bandits ]




Upcoming

Cold War
A Tor.com Original
February 25, 2014
eBook

Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014
Dropped on a frozen planet under suspicious circumstances, a group of marines struggles to discover the true objective of their mission. “Cold War” is set in the same universe as Adam Christopher’s novel The Burning Dark.


The Burning Dark
Spider Wars 1
Tor Books, March 25, 2014 (US/Canada)
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages
Titan Books, March 25, 2014 (UK)
Cover Art: Will Staehle

Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014
Adam Christopher’s dazzling first novel, Empire State, was named the Best Book of 2012 by SciFi Now magazine. Now he explores new dimensions of time and space in The Burning Dark.

Back in the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into battle against an implacable machine intelligence capable of devouring entire worlds. But after saving a planet, and getting a bum robot knee in the process, he finds himself relegated to one of the most remote backwaters in Fleetspace to oversee the decommissioning of a semi-deserted space station well past its use-by date.

But all is not well aboard the U-Star Coast City. The station’s reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station’s systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Alien shadows and whispers seem to haunt the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everyone aboard.

Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman’s voice that seems to echo across a thousand light-years of space. But is the transmission just a random bit of static from the past—or a warning of an undying menace beyond mortal comprehension?




Prior Novels

Empire State
Empire State 1
Angry Robot Books
December 27, 2011 (US/Canada and eBook)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages
January 5, 2012 (UK)
Cover Art: Will Staehle

Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014
The stunning superhero-noir fantasy thriller set in the other New York.

It was the last great science hero fight, but the energy blast ripped a hole in reality, and birthed the Empire State – a young, twisted parallel prohibition-era New York.

When the rift starts to close, both worlds are threatened, and both must fight for the right to exist.

Adam Christopher’s stunning debut novel heralds the arrival of an amazing new talent.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Pocket Universe | Heroes or Villains | Speak Easy | Loyalties Divided ]


Seven Wonders
Angry Robot Books
August 28, 2012 (US/Canada and eBook)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 416 pages
September 6, 2012 (UK)
Cover Art: Will Staehle

Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014

Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.

When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…

File Under: Science Fiction [ Heroes In Action | A Double Cross | Kapow! | Tables Turned ]


The Age Atomic
Empire State 2
Angry Robot Book
March 26, 2013 (US/Canada and eBook)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages
April 4, 2013 (UK)
Cover Art: Will Staehle

Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014
The sequel to Empire State – the superhero-noir fantasy thriller set in the other New York.

The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle.

Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale.

As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest – or destruction – of the Empire State.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Angry Robots | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]





About Adam

Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014
ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honour. His debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year for 2012. In 2013, he was nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best New Talent, with Empire State shortlisted for Best Novel. Born in New Zealand, he has lived in Great Britain since 2006.

Website  ~  Twitter @ghostfinder




The View from Monday - January 27, 2014


Happy last Monday in January! The first month of the year has flown by it seems. I recently finished reading Hive Monkey (Ack-Ack Macaque 2) by Gareth L. Powell and Shovel Ready (Spademan 1) by Adam Sternbergh. Both novels were terrific.  I'm presently reading Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole. You can expect a review on the 29th.

In other news: Since The Qwillery has over 700,000 pageviews (711,733 as of this morning), I'm planning a 7 book giveaway or something like that. I'm trying to decide whether it should be multi-genre or just one genre. I'll keep you posted!



The View from Monday - January 27, 2014



There are 3 debuts out this week:

Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy 1) by Pierce Brown;

A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias; and

Terms of Enlistment (Terms of Enlistment 1) by Marko Kloos.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Hang Wire by Adam Christopher;

Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole;

Trinity Rising (Wild Hunt 2) by Elspeth Cooper is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Wicked After Midnight (Blud 3) by Delilah S. Dawson;

The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian is out in Trade Paperback;

Blood's Pride (Shattered Kingdoms 1) by Evie Manieri is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Wakeworld (Between 2) by Kerry Schafer; and

Forgotten Sins (Sins Brothers 1) by Rebecca Zanetti.



January 27, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Paradox Lost (e) Libby Drew SFR/TT



January 28, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Circle of Fire (ri) Keri Arthur PNR - Damask Circle 1
Dragons Wild (tp2mm) Robert Asprin F - Griffen McCandles 1
Star Trek: Voyager: Protectors Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek
Frost Burned (h2mm) Patricia Briggs UF - Mercy Thompson 7
Red Rising (D) Pierce Brown SF - Red Rising Trilogy 1
Sethra Lavode (ri) Steven Brust F - Viscount of Adrilankha 3
A Darkling Sea (D) James L. Cambias SF
How Dark the World Becomes (tp2mm) Frank Chadwick SF
Hang Wire Adam Christopher SF
Breach Zone Myke Cole MSF - Shadow Ops 3
Trinity Rising (h2mm) Elspeth Cooper F - Wild Hunt 2
Wicked After Midnight Delilah S. Dawson SPR - BLUD 3
The Office of Mercy: A Novel (h2tp) Ariel Djanikian PA
Dark Moon Kate Douglas PNR - Spirit Wild 2
Queen of Stars Dave Duncan SF - Starfolk 2
Burn For Me Cynthia Eden PNR - Phoenix Fire 1
Pandemonium (h2mm) Warren Fahey Th/SF
Up from the Grave Jeaniene Frost UF - Night Huntress 7
Crimson Veil Yasmine Galenorn UF - Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon 15
Autumn Rose Abigail Gibbs PNR - Dark Heroine 2
Mark of Calth (tp2mm) Laurie Goulding SF - Horus Heresy 25
Known Devil Justin Gustainis UF / Su / Noir / M - An Occult Crimes Unit Investigation 3
Hellhole Awakening (h2mm) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Hellhole Trilogy 2
A Few Good Men (tp2mm) Sarah A. Hoyt SF - Darkship 3
Europe In Autumn Dave Hutchinson NF / Th
The Bird's Nest (ri) Shirley Jackson H
The Sundial (ri) Shirley Jackson H
Pirates of the Outrigger Rift Gary Jonas
Bill D. Allen
SF
A Different Kingdom Paul Kearney F
Lines of Departure Marko Kloos SF - Terms of Enlistment 2
Terms of Enlistment (D) Marko Kloos SF - Terms of Enlistment 1
Patient Zero (tp2mm) Jonathan Maberry Th/Z - Joe Ledger 1
Blood's Pride (h2mm) Evie Manieri F - Shattered Kingdoms 1
That Touch of Magic Lucy March PNR
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste Valerie Martin HistFict / Meta
The Other Tree DK Mok Th
Arcanum Simon Morden F
Stepping Stone / Love Machine: Crosstown to Oblivion (h2mm) Walter Mosley SF - Crosstown to Oblivion
Wulfe Untamed Pamela Palmer PNR - Feral Warriors 8
Feet of Clay (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 19
Hogfather (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 20
Interesting Times (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 17
The Long War (h2mm) Terry Pratchett
Stephen Baxter
SF - Long Earth 2
Maskerade (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 18
Magic Possessed Jaime Rush PNR - Hidden 2
Dominion (ri) C.J. Sansom AH
Wakeworld Kerry Schafer UF - Between 2
Star Wars: Maul - Lockdown Joe Schreiber SF - Star Wars
Beyond Belief Helen Smith SF/M - Emily Castles Mystery 4
The Echo James Smythe SF - The Explorer 2
Bristol House (h2tp) Beverly Swerling Su/Th
Disenchanted & Co. Lynn Viehl SP/M - Disenchanted & Co. 1
Nightworld (h2mm) F. Paul Wilson H/SF - Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack 6
Forgotten Sins Rebecca Zanetti R/Sus - Sins Brothers 1



January 29, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Doctor Who, The Eleventh Hour: A Critical Celebration of the Matt Smith and Steven Moffat Era Andrew Oday SF - Doctor Who
Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction Motoko Tanaka SF



January 30, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gregory Benford George Slusser LC - Modern Masters of Science Fiction



January 31, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Chiliad: A Meditation Clive Barker H
The Ape Man's Brother Joe R. Lansdale F
Eastern Shadows: Illustrated Japanese Ghost And Monster Tales Utagawa Kuniyoshi Tsukioka Yoshitoshi H - Ukiyo-e Master 11



e - eBook
D - Debut
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
H - Horror
HistFict - Historical Fiction
LC - Literary Criticism
M - Mystery
O - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

The View From Monday - March 25, 2013

Happy Monday!  It's the last Monday in March. Spring has arrived astronomically but not meteorologically - in other words, supposed to be Spring, still snowing.  If I've missed thanking anyone please accept my thank you for the birthday messages yesterday!



The View From Monday - March 25, 2013



The 2013 Debut Author Challenge featured authors with novels out this week:

Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. You may read Peter's Guest Blog - Russian-ness - here.

The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri. You may read Suzanne's Guest Blog - Finding Magic..... - here.

and

Virus Thirteen by Joshua Alan Parry. You may read Joshua's Guest Blog - Pink Girl in a Cruel World - here and the Interview here.


Two former Debut Author Challenge featured authors have new novels out this week:

The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby, which is the second novel in Lee's Marius dos Hellespont series.

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher.  The Age Atomic is the sequel to Empire State.


Don't forget to vote in the 2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for March!


And here are the releases for this week:


March 25, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Pooka in My Pantry (e) R.L. Naquin UF - Monster Haven 2



March 26, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Good, the Bad and the Infernal Guy Adams SP/WW
Demon's Daughter Paula Altenburg PNR - Demon Outlaws 1
Passion's Prey A.C. Arthur UF - The Shadow Shifters 3
Immortal Trust Claire Ashgrove PNR - Curse of the Templars 3
The Marching Dead Lee Battersby F - Marius dos Hellespont 2
Galactic Courier (tp2mm) A. Bertram Chandler SF - John Grimes Saga 3
The Age Atomic Adam Christopher SF - Empire State 2
The Weight of Worlds Greg Cox SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Rebel Kristina Douglas PNR - The Fallen 4
Deadly Sting Jennifer Estep UF - Elemental Assassin 8
Fire Caste Peter Fehervari SF - Warhammer: 40,0000
1636: The Kremlin Games (ri) Eric Flint SF - Ring of Fire 14
The Wreck of the River of Stars (ri) Michael Flynn SF - Firestar 5
Dog and Dragon (tp2mm) Dave Freer F - Dragon Ring 2
Twice Tempted Jeaniene Frost PNR - Night Prince 2
Ripper (h2mm) David L. Golemon AH/SF/Th - Event Group Thriller 7
Let the Dead Sleep Heather Graham PM
Play with Fire & Midnight at the Oasis Justin Gustainis UF - Morris and Chastain Investigation
Deadlocked (h2mm) Charlaine Harris UF/M - Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire 12
Hellhole Awakening Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Hellhole 2
Wolfhound Century (D) Peter Higgins F
Kiss of Temptation Sandra Hill PNR - Deadly Angels 3
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (h2mm) Darynda Jones Su/M - Charley Davidson 4
Time Untime (h2mm) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hnuter 16
Black Feathers Joseph D'Lacey F - Black Dawn 1
Wolf with Benefits Shelly Laurenston PNR - Pride 8
Aftertime (tp2mm) Sophie Littlefield PA - Aftertime 1
Gotrek & Felix: The Fourth Omnibus Nathan Long F - Warhammer
Extinction Machine Jonathan Maberry SF - Joe Ledger 5
The Scrivener's Tale Fiona McIntosh F
Princeps (h2mm) L. E. Modesitt F - Imager Portfolio 5
The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin (h2mm) Walter Mosley SF - Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion
The Witch of Little Italy (D) Suzanne Palmieri F
Virus Thirteen (D) Joshua Alan Parry SF/Th
Red Planet Blues Robert J. Sawyer SF
Triggers (h2mm) (ri) Robert J. Sawyer SF
A Problem of Proportion John Scalzi SF - The Human Division 11
Of Shadow Born Dianne Sylvan F - Shadow World 4
The Slab (h2mm) Karen Traviss SF - Gears of War
Angelopolis Danielle Trussoni UF - Angelology 2
Lover At Last J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 11
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction Ian Whates (ed) SF - Anthology
Kitty Rocks the House Carrie Vaughn UF - Kitty Norville 11
Rage of the Dragon (h2mm) Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
F - Dragonships of Vindras 3


March 31, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Best of Joe Haldeman Joe Haldeman SF
Necroscope: The Mobius Murders Brian Lumley SF - Necroscope
Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three Jack Vance SF



e - eBook
D - Debut
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
M - Mystery
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
WW - Weird Western



Cover Revealed - The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

Angry Robot Books has revealed the cover for Adam Christopher's The Age Atomic.  This exceptional cover is by Will Staehle, who also created the covers for Adam's Empire State and Seven Wonders.



Cover Revealed - The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

The sequel to Empire State – the superhero-noir fantasy thriller set in the other New York.

The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle.

Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale.

As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest – or destruction – of the Empire State.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Science Pirate at Large | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]

The Age Atomic will be available in March/April 2013.



Empire State (published in December 2011/January 2012 depending on where you live):

Cover Revealed - The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher
It was the last great science hero fight, but the energy blast ripped a hole in reality, and birthed the Empire State - a young, twisted parallel prohibition-era New York.

When the rift starts to close, both worlds are threatened, and both must fight for the right to exist.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Pocket Universe | Heroes or Villains | Speak Easy | Loyalties Divided ]


Seven Wonders (published August/September 2012):

Cover Revealed - The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher
Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.

When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…

File Under: Science Fiction [ Heroes In Action | A Double Cross | Kapow! | Tables Turned ]




What do you think of The Age Atomic cover?





What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part 6

The 2011 Debut Author Challenge was a lot of fun! I read so many wonderful books by so many fantastic new authors. The Qwillery will be keeping an eye out for new books from the class of 2011 in 2012 and beyond. So what's next for the 2011 Debut Authors? This post contain new information.



See Part 1 by clicking here.
See Part 2 by clicking here.
See Part 3 by clicking here.
See Part 4 by clicking here.
See Part 5 by clicking here.
 



Christopher Buehlman

Between Two Fires
Ace (October 2, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
The new novel of epic terror by the acclaimed author of Those Across the River.

In the year 1348, Thomas, a disgraced knight, comes upon an orphan of the Black Plague. An unnerving picture of innocence, she tells Thomas that the disease is only part of a greater, more significant cataclysm—that the fallen angels under Lucifer are rising in a second war on heaven. Is she really blessed? Or is it delirium? As hell unleashes its fury, as the true nature of the girl is revealed, Thomas will find himself in a macabre battleground of angels and demons, sinners and saints, and a damnable struggle for nothing less than the soul of man.




Adam Christopher

Seven Wonders
Angry Robot Books (August 28, 2012 US/Canada)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.

When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…

File Under: Science Fiction [ Heroes In Action | A Double Cross | Kapow! | Tables Turned ]




Kevin Hearne

Trapped
The Iron Druid Chronicles 5
Del Rey (November 27, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.




Sara Humphreys

Untamed
The Amoveo Legend 3
Sourcebooks (November 6, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
The Amoveo are an ancient race who've lived secretly among humans for thousands of years. They are beautiful and incredibly strong but their race is extremely fragile—each has until the age of 30 to find their soul mate, before their bodies start to die a slow, painful death.

Layla Nickelsen has spent her life running from a mate she didn't choose, until William Fleury finally confronts her. Normally stoic and unemotional, William finds himself befuddled by Layla: his growing feelings for her and his driving need to protect her. And Layla has to admit that William might be everything she's always wanted after all...




Kameron Hurley

Rapture
Bel Dame Apochrypha 3
Night Shade Books (November 6, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is once more a bel dame, part of a sisterhood of elite government assassins trained to a cut a target's head off without remorse. But the end of a centuries-long war has thrown her native land of Nasheen into turmoil. A huge influx of unemployed--and unemployable--young soldiers have brought Nasheen to the brink of civil war, even as an alien spaceship stations itself in orbit above the capital.

With aliens in the sky and revolution on the ground, Nyx figures it's a good time to get the hell out of Nasheen, so she assembles a team of renegades, shape-shifters, magicians, and mercenaries to rescue a missing political leader who may be the difference between peace and bloodshed.

Just one problem: the politician is an old enemy whom Nyx once left to die in a ditch . . .




Darynda Jones

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Charley Davidson 4
St. Martin's Press (October 30, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
The fourth in this fun and sexy New York Times bestselling paranormal series: “If you enjoy Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson!” —Suspense Magazine

In Darynda Jones's Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.

In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.




Laurie London

Seduced by Blood
Sweetblood 4
HQN (July 24, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions:

Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors…

Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface—a skill that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories.

Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side—and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both….




Allison Pang

A Trace of Moolight
Abby Sinclair 3
Pocket Books (October 30, 2012)

What's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6
From the author of A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow comes the third book in a smart, sexy, urban fantasy series.

Drinking from the waters of the Lethe and offering herself up as Faerie’s sacrificial Tithe …these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair’s problems.

Abby’s pact with a demon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal and gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. She might have even been able to recover from all that had she not lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy.

Only one person can make things right again, but to find her Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

And the winners are...


Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter 1) by James R. Tuck - Ended February 14, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Who is/are your favorite monster slayer(s)? (books, movies, etc.)

Pamk who said:

I love Gin Blanco from Jennifer estep. She's not your typical monster hunter but she definitely kills them.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


In the Service of the King (Vampire Warrior Kings 1) eBook by Laura Kaye - Ended February 15, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question: Tell me how important covers are in your decision to read a book and/orif you have a favorite part of this cover?

Because the original winner (Sophia Rose) has already received a copy of 
In the Service of the King 
(and kindly let me know), a new winner has been randomly chosen:

Rebe who said:

Yes, the cover is very important, especially if I'm browsing for books online or in a store! I tend to pass over books with unprofessional looking covers, because I wonder if the rest of the book will be equally as bad (perhaps unfair of me).

I love the photo of the castle at the bottom of this cover - I think it makes it stand out among the HQN Nocturne covers I've seen, since usually they just have a photo of the couple on the front, nothing else.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


Shadow Highlander (Dark Sword 5) by Donna Grant - Ended February 16, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Why do you love historical romance, and who are some of your favorite authors?

Leah Weller who said

I am so glad that I subscribed to The Quillery! I am finding so many new to me authors that I'm almost squeeling about it :)
When I opened my email and saw you were here and started reading about you and your books I felt like you were speaking from my heart. I have such a love for anything medieval. My wordpress name is leahluvsmedieval, lol! I've used that name for years with other things too. My love for historical romance came from the first romance book I read. Kathleen Woodiwiss The Wolf and the Dove. That one book changed my life. It started me down a road of wanting to learn all I could about the medieval period. I feel like I cannot soak enough in. I have such an inner pull for England, Wales,and Scotland that I can't even begin to put it into words. I think the only ones who understand it, are the ones who have that inner pull themselves. It's deeper than words. I have often thought that I was born in the wrong century. One day, my soul will find it's way back home. I love historical romances because for a short time, I can escape back and enjoy the ride that the author takes me on, with their characters. As for favorite authors, Sue-Ellen Welfonder/Allie MacKay, Karen Ranney, Diana Gabaldon, Sandra Hill, Alison Weir, Heather Graham/Shannon Drake to name a few. I could sit here and go on and on. From the sounds of your books, it seems you may soon be on that list too :) I am suprised at how many good authors/books there are out there that I had no clue about. Donna, thank you for this interview and giveaway and I have added your books on my wishlist. Beautiful covers, btw. The cover Gods have been sprinkling happy dust your way.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


Vengeance Born (The Light Blade 1) by Kylie Griffin - Ended February 17, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Who is/are some of your favorite strong heroine(s)? (books/comics/TV/movies)

Mel who said

In TV my favourite heroine has to be Buffy - she just changed the world for me. Books-wise I would say Kate Daniels has grown so much since the series started.


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


Empire State by Adam Christopher - Ended February 18, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

Question:  Who or what are your favorite superhero(es) or supervillain(s)?

rissatoo who said

As a young girl, my fave superhero was Wonder Woman. But as an adult, lately I find myself partial to Iron Man. (I have a bit of a RDJ crush...)

Enjoyed the interview and am looking forward to the book.

rissatoo

P.S. I seem to love ellipses... LOL


Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Sunday, February, 26 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly pick a new winner or winners.

Thank you to all!
The View From Monday - July 21, 2014The View From Monday - March 24, 2014The View From Monday - February 24, 2014Interview with author Adam Christopher - February 9, 2014The View from Monday - January 27, 2014What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 1The View From Monday - March 25, 2013Cover Revealed - The Age Atomic by Adam ChristopherWhat's Up in 2012 for the 2011 Debut Authors? Part  6Winners x 5 - February 19, 2012

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