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The View From Monday... On Tuesday


Happy Tuesday!

There is one debut this week:

The Frame-Up (Golden Arrow Mysteries 1) by Meghan Scott Molin

The View From Monday... On Tuesday
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

King of the Road (Brotherhood of the Wheel 2) by R.S. Belcher;

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone;

Soulbinder (Spellslinger 4) by Sebastien de Castell;

The Shattered Sun (Bound Gods 3) by Rachel Dunne;

The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson is out in Trade Paperback;

Blood of Ten Kings (Guardians of Aandor 3) by Edward Lazellari;

Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder 2) by Brian McClellan is out in Trade Paperback;

Bigger Than Biggs (Judge Anderson 4) by Danie Ware;

and

Horizon (Bone Universe 3) by Fran Wilde is out in Trade Paperback.

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



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

December 1, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Shotguns & Sorcery Omnibus Matt Forbeck F
Murder in the Dark: A paranormal mystery Simon R. Green SupM - An Ishmael Jones Mystery 6
AfroSFv3 Ivor W. Hartmann (Ed) SF - AfroSF 3
Ghost Virus Graham Masterton H/MedTh
The Frame-Up (D) Meghan Scott Molin M - Golden Arrow Mysteries Series 1
Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters N.X. Sharps (Ed)
Alana Abbott (Ed)
SF - Kaiju Rising 2



December 3, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction (e) Bill Campbell (Ed) SF/F/H - Anthology
Tell Me Like You Done Before: And Other Stories Written on the Shoulders of Giants Scott Edelman F/H - Collection
Owned by Fate (e) Sean Michael PNR - Dragon Soul 5
Bigger Than Biggs (e) Danie Ware PA/SF - Judge Anderson 4



December 4, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Daughter of the Dragon Tree Susanne Aernecke Occ/Sup
Doctor Who: TARDIS Type Forty Instruction Manual Richard Atkinson
Mike Tucker
SF - Doctor Who
King of the Road R. S. Belcher UF/CF - Brotherhood of the Wheel 2
The Absolved Matthew Binder Dys
Bikes Not Rockets: Intersectional Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories Elly Blue (Ed) SF - Bikes in Space
The Mansion Ezekiel Boone H
Book of Adria: A Diablo Bestiary Robert Brooks
Matt Burns
F
Soulbinder Sebastien de Castell F - Spellslinger 4
Splintered Suns Michael Cobley SF/HSF/SO
The Clan Chronicles: Tales from Plexis Julie E. Czerneda (Ed) SF/HSF/AC/SO - Trade Pact Universe
The Magnificent Wilf (ri) Gordon R. Dickson SF/SO
The Shattered Sun Rachel Dunne F - Bound Gods 3
Death Knell (e) Hailey Edwards UF - The Foundling 3
All the Plagues of Hell Eric Flint
Dave Freer
HistF - Heirs of Alexandria 6
The Shadow Men (ri) Christopher Golden
Tim Lebbon
DF/UF - Hidden Cities 4
The Chamber of Ten (ri) Christopher Golden
Tim Lebbon
DF/UF - Hidden Cities 3
Mind the Gap (ri) Christopher Golden
Tim Lebbon
DF/UF - Hidden Cities 1
Gnomon (h2tp) Nick Harkaway Dys/Th/SF
The Wolves of Winter (h2tp) Tyrell Johnson Dys
A King in Cobwebs David Keck F - The Tales of Durand 3
Pet Sematary (ri) Stephen King H
The Sun Dog (ri) Stephen King H
Blood of Ten Kings Edward Lazellari F/CF - Guardians of Aandor 3
Wrath of Empire (h2tp) Brian McClellan F/HistF - Gods of Blood and Powder 2
The Three Secret Cities Matthew Reilly Th - Jack West Jr. Series 5
Of Blood and Bone Nora Roberts P/PNR/SupTh/SF/PA/SP/Dys - Chronicles of the One 2
A Star-Wheeled Sky Brad R. Torgersen SF
Horizon (h2tp) Fran Wilde F - Bone Universe 3



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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Woman
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
MedTh - Medical Thriller
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Popular Culture
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

Interview with Danie Ware


Please welcome Danie Ware to The Qwillery. Danie's most recent novel, Children of Artifice, was published on June 16th by Fox Spirit Books.



Interview with Danie Ware




TQWelcome to The Qwillery. What is the first piece you remember writing?

Danie:  Was a long and windy horsey story written as a pre-teen. It was called The Fire Saddle and illustrated throughout… and (other than the front cover) I can’t honestly remember a thing about it. Other than it was awful. Obviously.



TQChildren of Artifice is your 4th novel after the 3 novel Ecko series. What do you wish that you knew about book publishing when the 1st Ecko novel came out that you know now?

Danie:  The sheer amount of hard work that goes into producing a novel – not just the writing, but the complex layers of agents and editors and copy-editors and cover artists and publishers and reps and bookstores… You may produce the basic story, but that’s only the beginning of a very long journey indeed. And it’s hard work for all involved!



TQDescribe Children of Artifice with only 5 words.

Danie:  Science fantasy, urban love story.



TQTell us something about Children of Artifice that is not found in the book description.

Danie:  Children of Artifice deals a lot with identity – with what a name really means, what responsibilities it carries, and what happens if you lose or wish to lose it. It also deals with family – there are many layers of narrative that are about ties of blood and ties of love, and how they can pull you to pieces.



TQWhat inspired you to write Children of Artifice? What appeals to you about writing fantasy?

Danie:  I love writing fantasy because the sky’s the limit and your world’s your own – you can dream as big as you like. The trick, though, is to keep the themes and feelings that we can understand and identify with – in this case, falling unexpectedly in love.

The inspiration came from exploring the relationship of the two main characters, how they interact, how they are pulled together almost in spite of themselves. And how they get caught in the centre of the whirlpool that surrounds them.



TQWhat sort of research did you do for Children of Artifice?

Danie:  A lot work on alchemy, mining, volcanoes, and volcanic rock (thanks to Simon ‘Doc of Rocks’ Morden for his help), as well as into the culture and demographics of Dickensian London, and (slightly bizarrely) the Edo period of medieval Japan. Setting a story in a sealed location also means a lot of restrictions, and I had to think through how everything would work – and how essentially water-based agriculture would change the most basic ‘taken-for-granted’ things about a fantasy society.



TQPlease tell us about the cover for Children of Artifice.

Danie:  Cover art is by Sarah Anne Langton, and shows the rock of the city’s mineworkings, overlaid with the symbolism of the urban magic/metallurgy that threads throughout the book. It was originally intended to be copper-coloured, but the shade came out looking brown – so the blue is the colour that copper makes when it burns. And copper is rather integral to the story!



TQIn Children of Artifice who was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why?

Danie:  Caph was the easiest – his thoughts and reactions and emotions have always been second nature, very easy to feel and follow. Proteus was the hardest – he’s a character concept that I’ve struggled with, on and off, for many years. And I was SO pleased to finally get him (and them) right!



TQDoes Children of Artifice touch on any social issues?

Danie:  A gay relationship is the central thread of the story – but I wanted to step away from the old clichés and do something slightly different. They still have their barriers to cross – but those barriers are more about class and caste, rather than sexuality. There’s also a thread about Caph have been bullied/abused by his ex, and about his father’s unforgiving attitude that it makes him ‘less than a man’. It’s not easy to have been a victim, and his breaking free of the self-blame is critical.



TQDoes Children of Artifice share anything thematically with the Ecko series (Ecko Rising, Ecko Burning, and Ecko Endgame)?

Danie:  Only that is doesn’t fit into tidy genre boundaries!



TQWhich question about Children of Artifice do you wish someone would ask? Ask it and answer it!

Danie:  Maybe: how long did it take you to write? And the answer is a year – and four previous drafts, the first one in about 1993. Never throw your writing away!



TQGive us one or two of your favourite non-spoilery quotes from Children of Artifice.

Danie:

‘Slowly, the red sky darkened to lavender and the lamps gleamed in the dusk. The blue moon rose, a sliver like a promise. The dockers and loaders, their shifts over, put flame to swaying strings of lanterns and settled in groups to drink and brag. Clouds of midges round around them occasionally flashing to incendiary doom.’

“Holding down his tension, Proteus turned off the tight, stone roadway and took the steps two at a time, He came up to the cluttered porch panting sheened in a dirty sweat. It stank up here, of piss and breakfast, of life and humanity. Layers of noise drifted up from the tangle below – a crying child, a blazing row, the grunts of married sex.”



TQWhat's next?

Danie:  There is a second book, which I’m about halfway through, but I keep getting distracted. I have more Black Library fiction coming very soon – and there will be even more news towards the end of the year!



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Danie:  Thank you for having me!





Children of Artiface
Fox Spirit Books, June 16, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Interview with Danie Ware
An ancient city, sealed in a vast crater. A history of metallurgical magic, and of Builders that could craft the living, breathing stone.

Caphen Talmar is the high-born son of an elite family, descended from the Builders themselves, his artistic career ruined when his ex-lover broke his fingers.

One night, gambling down at the wharfside – somewhere he shouldn’t have been in the first place – he meets Aden. An uncomplicated, rough-edged dockworker, Aden is everything Caph needs to forget the pressures of his father’s constant criticism.

But this isn’t just another one-night stand. Aden is trying to find his sister, and he needs Caph’s help. Soon, they find themselves tangled in a deadly game of trust, lies and political rebellion.

And, as Caph begins to understand the real depth of the horrors they’ve uncovered, he learns that Aden is not what he seems. And Aden knows more about the coming destruction than Caph could ever have guessed.



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Ecko

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

Ecko is an unlikely saviour: a savage gleefully cynical rebel/assassin, he operates out of hi-tech London, making his own rules in a repressed and subdued society. When the biggest job of his life goes horribly wrong, Ecko awakes in a world he doesn’t recognise: a world without tech, weapons, cams, cables – anything that makes sense to him. Can this be his own creation, a virtual Rorschach designed just for him, or is it something much more? Ecko finds himself immersed in a world just as troubled as his own, striving to conquer his deepest fears and save it from extinction.

If Ecko can win through, then he might just learn to care - or break the progam and get home.




Interview with Danie Ware
Ecko Burning
Ecko 2
Titan Books, June 3, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using her forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who’s lost his best friend and wants only to do the right thing.

Seeking weapons, Ecko and his companions follow a trail of myth and rumour to a ruined city where both nightmare and shocking truth lie in wait.

Back in London, the Bard is offered the opportunity to realise everything he has ever wanted – if he will give up his soul.

When all of these things come together, the world will change beyond recognition.




Interview with Danie Ware
Ecko Endgame
Ecko 3
Titan Books, November 10, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

Winter has come to the Varchinde – and with it, the fatal spread of the blight. The grass is dead, and the plains’ cities are falling to the loss of crops and trade.

Now, the Kas take their chance to rise from Rammouthe. Overmatched, betrayed and abandoned by his own forces, Rhan takes the ultimate gamble – he will abandon Fhaveon to lure the Kas into a final confrontation.

But the world’s memory is returning. And, as the battle rages round him, Ecko begins to realise that everything they have done has been for a purpose. If they can fit the pieces together, then they might just win the war.

Yet, even if they do defeat the Kas, the blight is still there. And to save both the Varchinde and himself, Ecko must face the worst fear of all – the one that has come from his own world.



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The View From Monday - April 25, 2016


Happy last Monday in April! There are 4 debuts this week:

Ghosts of Bergen County by Dana Cann;

Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter;

HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt;

and

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files 1) by Sylvain Neuvel.

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From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Time Salvager (Time Salvager 1) by Wesley Chu is out in Trade Paperback;

The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu;

Last First Snow (Craft Sequence 4) by Max Gladstone is out in Trade Paperback;

In Shining Armor (Pax Arcana 4) by Elliott James;

Ecko Rising (Ecko 1) by Danie Ware is out in Mass Market Paperback.

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Note: Clicking on the novel cover will take you to the novel's Amazon page.



The View From Monday - April 25, 2016



April 25, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Ghosts of Bergen County (D) Dana Cann LF/GH
Lightning Sealed Lila Felix PNR - The Lucent Series 2
Heather Graham Krewe of Hunters Series Volume 4: The Cursed\The Hexed\The Betrayed (e) Heather Graham PNR/Sup - Krewe of Hunters



April 26, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sharp Ends Joe Abercrombie F - Stories from the World of First Law
The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories Joan Aiken F - Anthology
Undercity (tp2mm) Catherine Asaro SF - Skolian Empire 7
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King (h2tp) Nancy Atherton PM - Aunt Dimity Mystery 20
Just Over the Horizon Greg Bear SF - The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear 1
Far Thoughts and Pale Gods Greg Bear SF - The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear 2
Beyond the Farthest Suns Greg Bear The Complete Short FSF - iction of Greg Bear 3
The Siren's Dance Amber Belldene PNR - Siren's Touch 2
Long Black Curl (h2tp) Alex Bledsoe CF - Tufa Novels 3
The Darkling Child (h2mm) Terry Brooks F - The Defenders of Shannara 2
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Leviathan (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 11
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls (D) Emily Carpenter Occ/Sup
Final Flight (e) Beth Cato SP - A Clockwork Dagger Story
Time Salvager (h2tp) Wesley Chu SF/TT
A Thousand Yesteryears Mae Clair MR/SupTh - Point Pleasant 1
1882: Custer in Chains (h2mm) Robert Conroy AH
The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories By Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick SF - Collection
Fall of Light Steven Erikson F - The Kharkanas Trilogy 2
Fire Bound Christine Feehan PNR - A Sea Haven Novel 5
Los Nefilim (e) T. Frohock F/AH
Last First Snow (h2tp) Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 4
Dead Ice (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton CF - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 23
Emperor of the Eight Islands Lian Hearn F/LF - The Tale of Shikanoko series 1
HEX (D) Thomas Olde Heuvelt H
Strangely Beautiful Leanna Renee Hieber HistF
Jilo J.D. Horn HistF - Witching Savannah 4
Z Larissa Ione PNR - A Demonica Underworld Novella
In Shining Armor Elliott James CF - Pax Arcana 4
Night Mask (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Cujo (ri) Stephen King H
Alien - Invasion: The Rage War 2 Tim Lebbon SF - Alien: Invasion
Kill Switch Jonathan Maberry Th - Joe Ledger 8
Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos Philip Martin SF - Doctor Who
Ladivine Marie NDiaye LF/MR
Sleeping Giants (D) Sylvain Neuvel SF - Themis Files 1
Wings of the Fallen Anthony Pryor SupTh/DF - The Shepherd 2
Wraith Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens Th
Aurora (h2mm) Kim Stanley Robinson SF/SO
Red Knight Falling Craig Schaefer DF - Harmony Black Series 2
The Music Box Girl (e) K.A. Stewart SP
Heroes Reborn: Collection Two Duane Swierczynski Keith R. A DeCandido
Kevin J. Anderson
Peter J. Wacks
SF/SH - Heroes Reborn
Elusive Salvation Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Ecko Rising (tp2mm) Danie Ware SF/F - Ecko 1
Barren Cove Ariel S. Winter GB
Cobra Outlaw (tp2mm) Timothy Zahn SF - Cobra 2



April 27, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Witch Who Came in From the Cold - Episode 13: "Company Time" Max Gladstone
Lindsay Smith
HistF
La beauté sans vertu: A Tor.Com Original (e) Genevieve Valentine SF



April 30, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Days of Tao Wesley Chu SF



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


AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CyberP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghost
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
TechnoTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western

Note: not all of these genres are represented in the above releases.

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


This is the twenty-first in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and any upcoming works for 2016. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year she/he was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.



Part 1 herePart 11 here
Part 2 herePart 12 here
Part 3 herePart 13 here
Part 4 herePart 14 here
Part 5 herePart 15 here
Part 6 herePart 16 here
Part 7 herePart 17 here
Part 8 herePart 18 here
Part 9 herePart 19 here
Part 10 herePart 20 here



Samantha Shannon (2013)

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

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

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

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




Lori Sjoberg (2013)

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

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

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

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




Menna van Praag (2013)

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

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

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

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

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




Danie Ware (2013)

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

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

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

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


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

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




Rebecca Alexander (2014)

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

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

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

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11


This is the eleventh in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming 2015 books. This update covers some of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge authors. What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12 will cover 2014 DAC authors.


See Part 1 here
See Part 1.5 here
See Part 2 here
See Part 3 here
See Part 4 here
See Part 5 here
See Part 6 here
See Part 7 here
See Part 8 here
See Part 9 here
See Part 10 here


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11



Luke Scull

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11
Sword of the North
The Grim Company 2
Roc, May 5, 2015
Hardcover and eBook 400 pages

In The Grim Company, Luke Scull introduced a formidable and forbidding band of anti-heroes battling against ruthless Magelords and monstrous terrors. The adventure continues as the company—now broken—face new dangers on personal quests…

As Davarus Cole and his former companions were quick to discover, the White Lady’s victorious liberation of Dorminia has not resulted in the freedom they once imagined. Anyone perceived as a threat has been seized and imprisoned—or exiled to darker regions—leaving the White Lady’s rule unchallenged and absolute. But the White Lady would be wiser not to spurn her former supporters: Eremul the Halfmage has learned of a race of immortals known as the Fade, and if he cannot convince the White Lady of their existence, all of humanity will be in danger.

Far to the north, Brodar Kayne and Jerek the Wolf continue their odyssey to the High Fangs only to find themselves caught in a war between a demon horde and their enemy of old, the Shaman. And in the wondrous city of Thelassa, Sasha must overcome demons of her own.

Because the Fade are coming…





Lori Sjoberg

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11
Grave Vengeance
Grave 3
Lyrical Press. Janaury 19, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 266 pages

Handsome and haunted, he's a reaper who prefers to work alone. But Fate has other plans for him and the sassy secret agent who shot him in another life—if their pasts don't catch up with them first.

Dmitri Stavitsky has never played well with others—a Soviet KGB spy in life turned reaper after death, his work of bringing souls to the other side is best done alone. But orders from the top soon place him alongside fellow reaper Gwen Peterson, the American counter intelligence agent who took his life so many years ago. Now, as a ghost from Gwen's past resurfaces with the power to steal reapers' souls, the two have no choice but to set aside their differences and apprehend the rogue together. But their cross-country mission soon ignites feelings Dmitri thought he was no longer capable of—for the woman who helped destroy him. With an ancient force and a small army against them, he'll have to let go of old grudges or risk his future with Gwen...as Fate hangs dangerously in the balance.





E. L. Tettensor

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11
Master of Plagues
Nicolas Lenoir 2
Roc, February 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook,  368 pages

“A dark fantasy detective story that takes readers on a dark, sometimes disturbing journey. E.L. Tettensor crafts a tale that makes you think even while you shudder—a delightful combination.”—Fresh Fiction on Darkwalker

Unraveling a deadly mystery takes time—and his is running out…

Having barely escaped the clutches of the Darkwalker, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir throws himself into his work with a determination he hasn’t known in years. But his legendary skills are about to be put to the test. A horrific disease is ravaging the city—and all signs point to it having been deliberately unleashed.

With a mass murderer on the loose, a rising body count, and every hound in the city on quarantine duty, the streets of Kennian are descending into mayhem, while Lenoir and his partner, Sergeant Bran Kody, are running out of time to catch a killer and find a cure.

Only one ray of hope exists: the nomadic Adali, famed for their arcane healing skills, claim to have a cure. But dark magic comes at a price, one even the dying may be unwilling to pay. All that’s left to Lenoir is a desperate gamble. And when the ashes settle, the city of Kennian will be changed forever…





Danie Ware

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11
Ecko Burning
Ecko 2
Titan Books, May 26, 2015
Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Previously published in Trade Paperback and eBook, June 3, 2014

Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using her forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who’s lost his best friend and wants only to do the right thing.

Seeking weapons, Ecko and his companions follow a trail of myth and rumour to a ruined city where both nightmare and shocking truth lie in wait.

Back in London, the Bard is offered the opportunity to realise everything he has ever wanted – if he will give up his soul.

When all of these things come together, the world will change beyond recognition.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11
Ecko Endgame
Ecko 3
Titan Books, August 26, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

Winter has come to the Varchinde – and with it, the fatal spread of the blight. The grass is dead, and the plains’ cities are falling to the loss of crops and trade.

Now, the Kas take their chance to rise from Rammouthe. Overmatched, betrayed and abandoned by his own forces, Rhan takes the ultimate gamble – he will abandon Fhaveon to lure the Kas into a final confrontation.

But the world’s memory is returning. And, as the battle rages round him, Ecko begins to realise that everything they have done has been for a purpose. If they can fit the pieces together, then they might just win the war.

Yet, even if they do defeat the Kas, the blight is still there. And to save both the Varchinde and himself, Ecko must face the worst fear of all – the one that has come from his own world.






Chris Willrich

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11
The Chart of Tomorrows
Gaunt and Bone 3
Pyr, July 7, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 500 pages

The poet Persimmon Gaunt and the thief Imago Bone had sought only to retire from adventuring and start a family, but they never reckoned on their baby becoming the chosen vessel of the mystical energies of a distant Eastern land. With their son Innocence hunted by various factions hoping to use him as a tool, they kept him safe at the cost of trapping him in a pocket dimension of accelerated time.

Now free, the thirteen-year-old Innocence has rejected his parents and his "destiny" and has made dangerous friends in a barbaric Western land of dragon-prowed ships and rugged fjords. Desperately, Gaunt and Bone seek to track him down, along with their companion Snow Pine and her daughter A-Girl-Is-A-Joy, who was once trapped with Innocence too.

But as the nomadic Karvaks and their war-balloons strike west, and a troll-king spins his webs, and Joy is herself chosen by the spirit of the very land Innocence has fled to, Gaunt and Bone find themselves at the heart of a vast struggle-and their own son is emerging from that conflict as a force of evil. To save him and everything they know, they turn to a dangerous magical book, The Chart of Tomorrows, that reveals pathways through time. Upon the treacherous seas of history, Gaunt and Bone must face the darkness in each other's pasts, in order to rescue their future.



The View From Monday - June 2, 2014


Happy first Monday in June. This year is flying by! I spent part of last week at BookExpo America in NYC. I had a very productive time. There were things I loved and some that I didn't, but more about that in an upcoming post.

In case you missed it, June's debuts were posted yesterday. You can see them here.



The View From Monday - June 2, 2014


There is one debut out this week:

Sidekick by Auralee Wallace. 


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Grim Shadows (Roaring Twenties 2) By Jenn Bennett;

Heart of a Highland Warrior (Highland Warrior 3) by Anita Clenney;

Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder's Arc 2) by Jeff Salyards;

Hunter by Night (Chronicles of Yavn3) by Elisabeth Staab;

and

Ecko Burning (Ecko 2) by Danie Ware.


And with format changes:

The Golden City (Golden City 1) by J. Kathleen Cheney is out in Mass Market Paperback;

and

The Facades by Eric Lundgren is out in Trade Paperback




June 1, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Threshold of Passion (e) Vivi Anna PNR
The Godwhale (ri) T. J. Bass SF - SF Masterworks
Barrington J. Bayley (ri) Barrington J. Bayley SF - SF Gateway Omnibus
Literaria Carolyn Boehlke F
The Curse (e) Jennifer Brassel PNR
Craven (e) Melanie Casey PM - Cass Lehman 2
Edmund Cooper SF Gateway Omnibus Edmund Cooper SF Gateway Omnibuses
The Haunted Book Jeremy Dyson H
The Ward S.L. Grey H - Downside 2
Cold Redemption Nathan Hawke F - Gallow2
Wolves in Winter Lisa Hilton HistF
The Sandman (ri) E.T.A. Hoffmann Go
The Disestablishment of Paradise (ri) Phillip Mann SF/Th
Games of Desire (e) Patti O'Shea PNR
Black Chaos: Tales of the Zombie Bill Olver (ed) Z - Anthology
The Silence (h2tp) Sarah Rayne NeoGo/M
The Demi-Monde: Summer Rod Rees Dys - The Demi-Monde Saga 3
The Highlander's Dark Seduction (e) Joanne Rock PNR - Secrets of the Darroch Clan 2
Lords of the Underworld Collection 2: The Darkest Whisper\The Darkest Passion\The Darkest Lie (e) Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld
Demon Wolf (e) Bonnie Vanak PNR - Phoenix Force 3
Sidekick (D) (e) Auralee Wallace Superhero
The White Mountain (ri) David Wingrove SF - Chung Kuo 8
Sekabo Richard Woolley SF/Th



June 2, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Her Wild Protector (e) Naomi Bellina PNR
Reap & Repent (e) Lisa Medley PNR
Witch's Awakening (e) Neely Powell PNR
Tempt Me Eternally (e) Gena Showalter PNR
Wicked Ink (e) Misty Simon PNR



June 3, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling (h2tp) Hanan al-Shaykh FT
Elisha Barber (h2mm) E.C. Ambrose F - Dark Apostle 1
The Dark Between the Stars Kevin J. Anderson SF - Saga of Shadows Trilogy 1
The Voyage of the Sable Keech Neal Asher SF - Spatterjay 2
Grim Shadows Jenn Bennett PNR - Roaring Twenties 2
Night of the Living Thread Janet Bolint PCM - Threadville Mystery 4
Rescue Mode Ben Bova
Les Johnson
SF
The Kraken King Part VIII: The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure (e) Meljean Brook SPR - The Kraken King
The Golden City (tp2mm) J. Kathleen Cheney F - The Golden City 1
Heart of a Highland Warrior Anita Clenney PNR - Highland Warrior 3
Dark Father James Cooper H
Zero Hour (h2mm) Clive Cussler Th - Numa Files 9
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six Ellen Datlow H - Anthology
A Partial and Conjectural History of Dr. Meuller's Panoptical Cartoon Engine: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Argus Blinked: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Bombs Away!: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Cockroach Love: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Fjaerland: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
iCity: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Life in the Anthropocene: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Murder in Geektopia: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Professor Fluvius's Palace of Many Waters: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Providence: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Return to the 20th Century: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The End of the Great Continuity: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The HPL Commonplace Book: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The New Cyberiad: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
The Omniplus Ultra: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
To See Infinity Bare: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Waves and Smart Magma: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Wikiworld: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo SF
Yes We Have No Bananas: Short Story (e) Paul Di Filippo AH
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies Eric Flint
Charles E. Gannon
AH - The Ring of Fire 14
Fire Rising Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 2
Fire Rising: Part 4 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Casino Infernale (h2mm) Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 7
Property of a Lady Faire Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 8
Death's Redemption Marie Hall PNR - Eternal Lovers 2
Affliction (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton UF - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 22
A Shiver of Light Laurell K. Hamilton UF - Merry Gentry 9
The Merchant Emperor Elizabeth Haydon F - The Symphony of Ages 7
The Sea of Time P. C. Hodgell F - Kencyrath1
The Source J.D. Horn UF - Witching Savannah 2
Night Shifters Sarah A. Hoyt UF - Shifter Omnibus
Blood Pact (ri) Tanya Huff UF - Blood Books 4
Justice Ian Irvine F - The Tainted Realm 3
Thieves' Quarry D. B. Jackson HistF - Thieftaker Chronicles 2
Crossroads of Twilight (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 10
Born of Fire (ri) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - League 2
Born of Ice Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - League 3
Born of Night (ri) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - League 1
Mr. Mercedes Stephen King Sus
The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (e) Mercedes Lackey
James Mallory
F
Blood Red Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 9
Steadfast (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F - Elemental Masters 8
Deadly Forecast Victoria Laurie PCM - Psychic Eye Mystery 11
The Shadow Lamp (h2tp) Stephen R. Lawhead F - Bright Empires 4
Prince of Fools Mark Lawrence F - The Red Queen's War 1
The Facades (h2tp) Eric Lundgren M
Gameboard of the Gods (h2mm) Richelle Mead UF - Age of X 1
Tin Swift (tp2mm) Devon Monk SP - Age of Steam 2
A Barricade in Hell Jaime Lee Moyer HistF - Delia Martin 2
The Goliath Stone (h2mm) Larry Niven
Matthew Joseph Harrington
SF
Robert A. Heinlein, Vol 2: In Dialogue with His Century Volume 2: The Man Who Learned Better William H. Patterson SF
Bloodstone (h2mm) Gillian Philip F - Rebel Angel 2
The Science of Discworld (ri) Terry Pratchett
Ian Stewart
Jack Cohen
SF/S
On the Steel Breeze Alastair Reynolds SF - Poseidon's Children 2
The Heir of Khored Deborah J. Ross F - Seven-Petaled Shield Trilogy 3
Veil of the Deserters Jeff Salyards F - Bloodsounder's Arc 2
On Pins and Needles Yolanda Sfetsos UF - Sierra Fox 3
The Montauk Monster Hunter Shea H
Rebellion Ken Shufeldt Th/Ap
Shield of Winter Nalini Singh PNR - Psy/Changelings 13
Jaguar Hunt Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Jaguar 3
Hunter by Night Elisabeth Staab PNR - Chronicles of Yavn3
Singapore Noir Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (ed) Noir - Anthology
The Dig: A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from DAYSOF RAGE (e) Brad Taylor Th - Pike Logan 5.5
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club Genevieve Valentine FT
Ecko Burning Danie Ware SF - Ecko 2
On Her Watch Rie Warren PNR - Don't Tell 2
Honor of the Queen (Signed Leatherbound Edition) David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 2



June 4, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fantasy and the Real World in British Children's Literature: The Power of Story Caroline Webb Children's Literature and Culture



June 7, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Star Trek: Voyager: String Theory #2: Fusion (ri) Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
Ain't Myth-behaving: Two Novellas (ri) Katie MacAlister PNR - Otherworld
Redeemed in Darkness (ri) Alexis Morgan PNR - Paladin 5



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
Ap - Apocalyptic
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
S - Science
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9


This is the eighth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) authors and their upcoming books for 2014. This update covers some of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge authors. Look for update throughout 2014 as well! And remember, publication dates can change!


Part 1 is here - 2011 DAC Authors.
Part 2 is here - 2011 DAC Authors.
Part 3 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.
Part 4 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.
Part 5 is here - 2012 DAC Authors.
Part 6 is here - 2013 DAC Authors.
Part 7 is here - 2013 DAC Authors.
Part 8 is here - 2013 DAC Authors.



What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9



Liesel Schwarz

Sky Pirates
The Chronicles of Light and Shadow 3
Del Rey, July 1, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

For romance and urban fantasy fans and readers of Gail Carriger’s Changeless and Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker, this thrilling historical fantasy adventure features warlocks, fairies, and the unforgettable heroine—the daring dirigible pilot Elle Chance—who navigates the realms between the Light and Shadow.

With her husband, Hugh Marsh, missing in the netherworld and presumed dead, Elle Chance loses herself in the task at hand: piloting the airship Water Lily on commissions across the globe. But as it turns out, her beloved is very much alive—the once-powerful warlock reduced to a wraith. When Water Lily is threatened by pirates, Elle will have to channel all her power as the Oracle—the keeper of the barrier between the two Realms—to try to save what she loves most. As the dark forces of Shadow converge around her, Elle must find a way to breach the curse that binds Marsh. But once released, will Marsh return to her—or is their love destined to die so that he can live?




Luke Scull

Sword of the North
Grim Company 2
Roc, 2014
Hardcover and eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9

Cover image from the author's website



Lori Sjoberg

Grave Destinations
Grave 2
eKensington, January 2, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9
She’s sexy-fierce, resourceful—and will do anything to protect victims as innocent as she once was. But this kick-ass reaper never bargained on meeting her not-quite-human match…or putting their very souls on the line.

A luxury Caribbean cruise is Ruby Dawson’s idea of hell even under the best circumstances. Too many bad memories bubble up—especially of the wrenching injustice that made her a reaper. It doesn’t help that Jack Deverell is making this routine soul-collecting job twice as difficult with his devilish good looks and not-so-innocent questions. Now, as several unscheduled, unexplainable deaths throw passengers and crew into a panic, Jack becomes the prime suspect. The only way Ruby can save him is to challenge the decades-old curse threatening his soul. And as a malevolent unstoppable force turns their immortality into a fatal weakness, Ruby and Jack must risk their fragile humanity to save Fate’s delicate balance and their own unexpected destiny…




Menna van Praag

The House at the End of Hope Street
Penguin, March 25, 2014
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Previously released in Hardcover and eBook, April 4, 2013

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9
A magical debut about an enchanted house that offers refuge to women in their time of need

Distraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.

She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. Past residents have included Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Parker, who, after receiving the assistance they needed, hung around to help newcomers—literally, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds—and maybe even save her life.

Filled with a colorful and unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a charming, whimsical novel of hope and feminine wisdom that is sure to appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde and especially Sarah Addison Allen.




Dani Ware

Ecko Burning
Ecko 2
Titan Books, June 3, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9
Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using her forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who’s lost his best friend and wants only to do the right thing.

Seeking weapons, Ecko and his companions follow a trail of myth and rumour to a ruined city where both nightmare and shocking truth lie in wait.

Back in London, the Bard is offered the opportunity to realise everything he has ever wanted – if he will give up his soul.

When all of these things come together, the world will change beyond recognition.









Chris Willrich

The Silk Map
Gaunt and Bone 2
Pyr, May 6, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 450 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9
It's Brent Weeks meets China Mieville in this wildly imaginative fantasy adventure featuring high action, elegant writing, and sword and sorcery with a Chinese flare.

At the end of The Scroll of Years, the poet Persimmon Gaunt and her husband, the thief Imago Bone, had saved their child from evil forces at the price of trapping him within a pocket dimension. Now they will attempt what seems impossible; they will seek a way to recover their son. Allied with Snow Pine, a scrappy bandit who's also lost her child to the Scroll of Years, Gaunt and Bone awaken the Great Sage, a monkeylike demigod of the East, currently trapped by vaster powers beneath a mountain. The Sage knows of a way to reach the Scroll-but there is a price. The three must seek the world's greatest treasure and bring it back to him. They must find the worms of the alien Iron Moths, whose cocoons produce the wondrous material ironsilk.

And so the rogues join a grand contest waged along three thousand miles of dangerous and alluring trade routes between East and West. For many parties have simultaneously uncovered fragments of the Silk Map, a document pointing the way toward a nest of the Iron Moths. Our heroes tangle with Western treasure hunters, a blind mystic warrior and his homicidal magic carpet, a nomad princess determined to rebuild her father's empire, and a secret society obsessed with guarding the lost paradise where the Moths are found-even if paradise must be protected by murder.



The Dagger of Trust
Pathfinder Tales
Paizo Publishing, 2014
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 9
Gideon Gull leads a double life: one as a talented young bard at the Rhapsodic College, and the other as a student of the Shadow School, where Taldor’s infamous Lion Blades are trained to be master spies. When a magical fog starts turning ordinary people into murderous mobs along the border between Taldor and Andoran, it’s up to Gideon and a crew of his fellow performers to solve the mystery. But can a handful of entertainers really stop a brewing war?

From author Chris Willrich comes a new adventure of intrigue, espionage, and arcane mystery, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.







2013 Debut Author Challenge - COVER OF THE YEAR




2013 Debut Author Challenge - COVER OF THE YEAR


It's time to vote for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge COVER OF THE YEAR! Below you will  find the 12 mothhly winners in alphabetical order by book title (excluding "the")!

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Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2013 Winner


The 2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars winner for June is Ecko Rising (Ecko 1) by Danie Ware with 34% of the votes cast just beating Sea Change which has 29% of the votes. Ecko Rising was published by Titan Books in the US  on June11, 2013.  The cover is by Martin Stiff of Amazing15




Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2013 Winner





The Final Results:

Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2013 Winner





The June Debut Covers
Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2013 Winner





Thank you to everyone who voted, Tweeted, and participated. The 2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will continue soon with voting on the July 2013 Debut covers.
The View From Monday... On TuesdayInterview with Danie WareThe View From Monday - April 25, 2016What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 21Interview with Danie Ware and Giveaway of Ecko EndgameWhat's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 11The View From Monday - June 2, 2014What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2014? - Part 92013 Debut Author Challenge - COVER OF THE YEARDebut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June 2013 Winner

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