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The View From Monday - September 23, 2019


Happy Monday!


There are no debuts this week.


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Bone Ships (Tide Child Trilogy 1) by RJ Barker;

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone is out in Trade Paperback;

The Monster Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade 2) by Seth Dickinson is out in Trade Paperback;

Fallen (Alex Verus 10) by Benedict Jacka;

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz;

Unearthed (A Death Seeker Novel 1) by Cecy Robson;

Grave Importance (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel 3) by Vivian Shaw;

A Savage Generation (ri) by David Tallerman;

and

Venom: Lethal Protector Prose Novel by James R. Tuck is out in Mass Market Paperback.

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



The View From Monday - September 23, 2019



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

September 23, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Fist or a Heart Kristín Eiríksdóttir
Larissa Kyer (Tr)
LF/CW/VisM
Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture (ri) Simon J. James SF/HC



September 24, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Winter Vow (h2mmp) Tim Akers F - Hallowed War 3
Harpy Thyme (e) Piers Anthony F/HU - Magic of Xanth 17
Demons Don't Dream (e) Piers Anthony F/HU - Magic of Xanth 16
Geis of the Gargoyle (e) Piers Anthony F/HU - Magic of Xanth 18
The Bone Ships RJ Barker F - Tide Child Trilogy 1
The Mansion (h2tp) Ezekiel Boone H
The Kingdom of Copper (h2tp) S. A Chakraborty F - Daevabad Trilogy 2
The Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates HistF/MR
Star Destroyers (tp2mm) Tony Daniel (Ed)
Christopher Ruocchio (Ed)
SF/SO - Anthology
The Monster Baru Cormorant (h2tp) Seth Dickinson F - The Masquerade 2
Gift of Griffins (h2mm) V. M. Escalada F/DF - Faraman Prophecy 2
Toxic Game (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR/GenEng - GhostWalker 15
Shatter War (h2tp) Dana Fredsti
David Fitzgerald
SF/TT - Time Shards
The Monster of Elendhaven Jennifer Giesbrecht DF/H
Siege of Stone: Sister of Darkness (h2mm) Terry Goodkind F - Nicci Chronicles 3
The Late Great Wizard (tp2mm) Sara Hanover F - Wayward Mages 1
Japanese Ghost Stories Lafcadio Hearn
Paul Murray (Ed)
Occ/Sup/H/SupTh
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store Keigo Higashino MR
The World That We Knew Alice Hoffman LF
Fallen Benedict Jacka UF/CF - Alex Versus 10
The Orchid Throne Jeffe Kennedy FR - Forgotten Empires 1
The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham Leslie S. Klinger (Ed) H/Classics
Heartsong TJ Klune PNR - Green Creek 3
Steel Crow Saga Paul Krueger F
The Bartered Brides (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey HistF/Gaslamp - Elemental Masters 13
Past Master R. A. Lafferty SF/HU/TT
Bright Morning Star Simon Morden HSF/AC
The Future of Another Timeline Annalee Newitz SF/TT
Only Some Can Hear My Voice Brian O'Grady SF/AP/PA/UF/TechTh/PolTh/SupTh
The Warrior Moon K Arsenault Rivera F/HistF - Ascendant 3
Year One (h2mm) Nora Roberts F/PNR/SupTh/SF/AP/PA/Dys - Chronicles of The One 1
Unearthed (e) Cecy Robson UF/DF - Death Seeker 1
The Secret of Life (ri) Rudy Rucker SF/CyP
The Sex Sphere (ri) Rudy Rucker SF/CyP
Mistborn: The Final Empire (ri) Brandon Sanderson F - Mistborn 1
Immortal Born Lynsay Sands PNR - An Argeneau Novel 30
The Consuming Fire (h2mm) John Scalzi SF/SO - Interdependency 2
The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr Susan Holloway Scott Hist/Bio/AH
The Fool and Other Moral Tales Anne Serre
Mark Hutchinson (Tr)
FairyT/FolkT/LM
Grave Importance Vivian Shaw CF/P/UF - A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel 3
Archangel's War Nalini Singh PNR - Guild Hunter 12
The Sky-Blue Wolves (h2mm) S.M. Stirling SF/AP/PA/AH -  Novel of the Change 15
The Riyria Revelations: Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire, Heir of Novron Michael J. Sullivan F
Split Tooth (h2tp) Tanya Tagaq LF/MR
Violet Scott Thomas GH/Sus/H
Venom: Lethal Protector Prose Novel (h2mm) James R. Tuck SH/CF
The Savior (h2mm) J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 17
Uncompromising Honor (h2mm) David Weber SF/So - Honor Harrington 19
The Beauty (tp2mm) Aliya Whiteley SF/AP/PA
Sisters of the Fire (h2tp) Kim Wilkins F - Daughters of the Storm 2



September 26, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
One by One (ri) D.W. Gillespie H/DF - Fiction Without Frontiers
The Guardian (ri) J.D. Moyer SF/AP/PA/DF - Fiction Without Frontiers
A Savage Generation (ri) David Tallerman H - Fiction Without Frontiers



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



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
Bio - Biographical
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romane
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History & Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
RS - Romantic Suspense
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

The View From Monday - January 29, 2018


Happy Monday!!

There is one debut this week:

Lord of California by Andrew Valencia.

The View From Monday - January 29, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Future Dreams: Five Tor.com Novellas featuring works by Bradley B. Beaulieu, Rob Ziegler, and David Tallerman among others.

The Himalayan Codex (R. J. MacCready 2 ) by Bill Schutt and J.R. Finch;

and

Arrow: Fatal Legacies (Arrow 3) by James R. Tuck and Marc Guggenheim;

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



The View From Monday - January 29, 2018



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

January 29, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Exploring Picard's Galaxy: Essays on Star Trek: The Next Generation Peter W. Lee SocSci
Japan's Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema Sean Rhoads
Brooke McCorkle
Film/TV/SocSci



January 30, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
American War (h2tp) Omar El Akkad LF/Dys
House of Secrets V.C. Andrews GothicR - House of Secrets 1
The Complete Predator Omnibus Nathan Archer
Sandy Schofield
MTI/SF
The Dark Circus Ana Ballabriga
David Zaplana
Michael Meigs (Tr)
H
Arrow: Fatal Legacies James R. Tuck
Marc Guggenheim
MTI/SH - Arrow 3
Silence Fallen (h2mm) Patricia Briggs UF - Mercy Thompson 10
Iorich Steven Brust F - Vlad 12
The Swarm (h2mm)
Orson Scott Card
Aaron Johnston
SF - The Second Formic War 1
Ready Player One (ri) Ernest Cline SF/MTI
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners (h2mm) Larry Correia
John Ringo
UF - Monster Hunter Memoirs 2
The Wandering War (h2mm) Cindy Dees
Bill Flippin
F - The Sleeping King 3
The Ledberg Runestone Patrick Donovan UF - The Jonah Heywood Chronicles 1
The Reluctant Queen (h2mm) Sarah Durst F - Queens of Renthia 2
Future Dreams: Five Tor.com Novellas (e) Brian Evenson
Gwyneth Jones
Laurie Penny
Bradley B. Beaulieu
Rob Ziegler
David Tallerman
SF - Novellas
Time Shards Dana Fredsti
David Fitzgerald
SF/TT - Time Shards 1
Debt of Bones (e)(ri) Terry Goodkind F - Sword of Truth 0.5
Heat: A Dragon Romance Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 12
Elven Winter Bernhard Hennen
Edwin Miles (Tr)
F - The Saga of the Elven 2
Howl for It Shelly Laurenston
Cynthia Eden
PNR - Short Stories
The Midnight Front David Mack HistF - Dark Arts 1
Humans, Bow Down (h2mm) James Patterson
Emily Raymond
Th/Dys/GB
The Himalayan Codex (h2mm) Bill Schutt
J.R. Finch
Th - R. J. MacCready 2
Project Elfhome (h2mm) Wen Spencer SF - Elfhome Collection
Age of Swords (h2tp) Michael J. Sullivan F - Legends of the First Empire 2
Star Wars Insider: Icons Of The Galaxy Titan Film/Ref
Lord of California (e) Andrew Valencia AH
Baby, I'm Howling For You Christine Warren PNR - Alphaville 1
The Day After Oblivion Tim Washburn Th
Thrawn (h2tp) Timothy Zahn SF/SO - Star Wars



January 31, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Different Boats (e) Matthew Cody SFTh - ReMade Season 2 #11
Tales from Greystone Bay Robert McCammon H - Collection
He'll Come Knocking At Your Door Robert McCammon H
The Father of Lies K. J. Parker F - Collection
Cries from the Static Darren Speegle Sup - Collection
Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism Shelley Streeby HC/SpecFic - American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present 5



February 1, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Enchanter Redeemed (e) Sharon Ashwood PNR
Harlequin Nocturne February 2018 Box Set: Enchanter Redeemed\Captivated by the She-Wolf (e) Sharon Ashwood Kristal Hollis PNR
The Boyfriend from Hell (ri) Avery Corman H
The Witch and the Werewolf & The Witch's Thirst: The Witch and the Werewolf\The Witch's Thirst (e) Michele Hauf
Deborah LeBlanc
PNR
Captivated by the She-Wolf (e) Kristal Hollis PNR
The Lovecraft Compendium H.P. Lovecraft H
Wolf Slayer & Vampire Undone: Wolf Slayer\Vampire Undone (e) Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Shannon Curtis
PNR
The Texas Shifter's Mate & The Dragon's Hunt: The Texas Shifter's Mate\The Dragon's Hunt (e) Karen Whiddon
Jane Kindred
PNR



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FiaryT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GB - Genre Bender
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
GothicR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM -  Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Meta - Metaphysical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Myth - Mythology
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Ref - Reference
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 39


This is the thirty-ninth in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published since their last update. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year that author was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.



Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 48 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here



James Bennett (2016)

Raising Fire
A Ben Garston Novel 2
Orbit, August 22, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

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Ben Garston is back . . . and feeling less than fantastic.

To be fair, life isn't exactly treating him all that well. He's lost everything he once held dear, including the love of his life. Still, he did at least escape being dragged into hell by a malevolent spirit bent on total destruction. So there is that.

Now Ben just wants to drink, and forget, and drink some more. But he can't. Not yet.

Because someone is stirring up trouble. Someone who wants to wake the sleepers, and watch the realm of mythology come crashing into the modern day.

Only Ben can stop them. The world will burn if he fails - and that's the last thing he needs on his conscience.

"A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity, Chasing Embers will have you rooting for dragons over humans and loving every minute of it." -- Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of Hounded





Amanda Carlson (2012)

Blue Blooded
Jessica McClain Book 6
December 14, 2016
eBook, 306 pages

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Fight to win.

Jessica McClain is on the hunt for her destiny. She arrives in Baltimore to find that her quest has reached a dead end and only a note remains. Forced to do as it says, or die, Jessica and her crew must head overseas.

They arrive to discover Julian de Rossi, the Mediterranean Pack Alpha, is double dealing with a powerful goddess and Tally is still missing. With help from a divine source, they engage in an all out war—one that must end in a sacrifice. But is Jessica ready to pay the ultimate price?





Emily B. Martin (2016)

Ashes to Fire
Woodwalker 2
Harper Voyager Impulse, January 31, 2017
eBook, 336 pages

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“You are a country.”

Those words have been the guiding force behind Queen Mona’s every move since she was a little girl—the idea that all her actions and desires were, first and foremost, decided based on what was best for Lumen Lake. It had kept her alive after the Alcoran invasion, it had driven her to retake her country, and now it is the steely resolve she needs to finally confront the despotic Seventh King, Celeno.

But when her diplomatic mission finds herself on the run through the swamps of Cyprien—accompanied by the unlikeliest group of companions—Mona discovers that while she is her country, she is also someone who has been sheltered by principles and bound by past mistakes. Now she must struggle to reshape her view of the world and face intimate new truths—not only for the good of her country, but for herself, as well.

A desperate journey to secure peace, and an even greater journey to discover herself, Ashes to Fire is the captivating and adventurous follow-up to Emily B. Martin’s Woodwalker—once more with cover art by the author herself!





David Tallerman (2012)

The Sign in the Moonlight: And Other Stories
Digital Horror Fiction Author Collection
Digital Horror Fiction, January 22, 2016 (print) February 4, 2016 (eBook)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 234 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 39
Written by David Tallerman and Illustrated by Duncan Kay, The Sign in the Moonlight Includes the original novelette, The War of the Rats, and 13 other haunting tales.

A doomed mountaineering expedition attempts the slopes of Kanchenjunga, following in the footsteps of notorious occultist Aleister Crowley. A young soldier witnesses omens of another, vaster conflict in the ravaged trenches of the Somme. Two children find their innocence tested and their friendship contorted by the ancient barrow upon the hill. A ghost who can't remember ekes out an interminable existence amidst the ashes of events that can never be forgotten.

Contained within these pages are weird tales in the spirit of Lovecraft, Machen, Doyle and Wells, but shot through with a modern sensibility and a questioning of the old values. Here dwell ghosts and monsters, madmen and contortionists, lost souls and misunderstood geniuses. Collected for the first time are stories diverse and strange, spanning nearly a decade in the career of author David Tallerman (Giant Thief, Patchwerk) and including the never before seen novelette The War of the Rats.

"There are stories here that could come straight out of the pulp journals of the 30s, others that have the mannered feel of Victoriana ... but all are presented with the intensity and focus that characterises David’s short fiction."  -- Adrian Tchaikovsky


Black Horticulture
Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story
Digital Fantasy Fiction, June 10, 2016
eBook, 19 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 39
Black Horticulture
by David Tallerman
Presented by DigitalFictionPub.com


Passive Resistance
Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Digital Science Fiction, August 26, 2016
eBook, 17 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 39
Passive Resistance
David Tallerman
Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Presented by DigitalFictionPub.com


The Black River Chronicles
     by David Tallerman and Michael Wills
Black River Academy 1
Digital Fantasy Fiction, September 28, 2016 (eBook); October 1, 2016 (print)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 294 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors, Part 39
You know these characters: The ranger, the fighter, the wizard, the rogue.

But haven’t you ever wondered how they learned to be those things?

Three months into his studies at the Black River Academy of Swordcraft and Spellcraft, Durren Flintrand is shocked by the news that from now on he’ll be assigned to a party, and that his only hope of progressing beyond the lowly rank of level one is to succeed with his new companions. However, Durren has a secret that may make that impossible, and his three partners have problems of their own. Wizard Areinelimus is terrified of her own magic. Rogue Tia has no patience at all with others. And warrior Hule is just an idiot. In fact, when a disembodied, floating eyeball is your most competent party member, you know you have serious problems.

To stand a chance of succeeding, they need to work together, and that means learning to tolerate each other, while surviving a world of angry rat people, murderous sorcerers and homicidal unicorns. But even if they can somehow find a way to get along, dark and ancient forces are stirring, ones no level one students should ever have to confront…

The Black River Chronicles is a new fantasy series from David Tallerman and Michael Wills. Set in an academy for young adventurers in training, the Black River Academy, our new dungeon crawlers set out to learn the ropes. Follow them in their adventures and misadventures and see if they save the day, or flunk out of school before earning their next level.


More of David's Short Fiction

The Sign in the Moonlight and Other Stories (Print and eBook, Digital Fiction Publishing, February 2016)

​Step Light (Print, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March 2016)

The Magpie of Souls (Online, Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, March 2016)

Dancing in the Winter Rooms (eBook, Digital Science Fiction, March 2016)

Dancing in the Winter Rooms (Print and eBook, Ctrl Alt Delight anthology from Digital Science Fiction, April 2016)

Team Invasion (Online, Liminal Stories, May 2016)

Great, Black Wave (Online, Nightmare Magazine, June 2016)

Black Horticulture (eBook, Digital Fantasy Fiction, June 2016)

Black Horticulture (Print and eBook, Uncommon Senses anthology from Digital Fantasy Fiction, July 2016)

Golgotha (Print and eBook, Mysterion Anthology, August 2016)

Jenny's Sick (Mobile App, Great Jones Street, September 2016)

Great Black Wave  (Mobile App, Great Jones Street, September 2016)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13


This is the thirteenth 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 here
Part 4 here
Part 5 here
Part 6 here
Part 7 here
Part 8 here
Part 9 here
Part 10 here



Jeff Salyards (2012)

Chains of the Heretic
Bloodsounder's Arc 3
Night Shade Books, February 16, 2016
    eBook, February 2, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 524 pages

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
The third volume in Jeff Salyards’s gritty, clever, and inventive grimdark fantasy saga.

Emperor Cynead has usurped command of the Memoridons—Tower-controlled memory witches—and consolidated his reign over the Syldoonian Empire. After escaping the capital city of Sunwrack, Captain Braylar Killcoin and his Jackal company evade pursuit across Urglovia, tasked with reaching deposed emperor Thumarr and helping him recapture the throne. Braylar’s sister, Soffjian, rejoins the Jackals and reveals that Commander Darzaak promised her freedom if she agreed to aid them in breaking Cynead’s grip on the other Memoridons and ousting him.

Imperial forces attempt to intercept Braylar’s company before they can reach Thumarr. The Jackals fight through Cynead’s battalions but find themselves trapped along the Godveil. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, Braylar gambles on some obscure passages that Arki has translated and uses his cursed flail, Bloodsounder, to part the Godveil, leading the Jackals to the other side. There, they encounter the ruins of human civilization, but they also learn that the Deserters who abandoned humanity a millennium ago and created the Veil in their wake are still very much alive. But are they gods? Demons? Monsters?

What Braylar, Soffjian, Arki, and the Jackals discover beyond the Godveil will shake an empire, reshape a map, and irrevocably alter the course of history.




Simone St. James (2012)

Lost Among the Living
NAL, April 5, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex’s wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo travels to the family’s estate in the Sussex countryside. But there is much she never knew about her husband’s origins…and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths’ past is just the beginning…

All is not well at Wych Elm House. Dottie’s husband is distant, and her son was grievously injured in the war. Footsteps follow Jo down empty halls, and items in her bedroom are eerily rearranged. The locals say the family is cursed, and that a ghost in the woods has never rested. And when Jo discovers her husband’s darkest secrets, she wonders if she ever really knew him. Isolated in a place of deception and grief, she must find the truth or lose herself forever.

And then a familiar stranger arrives at Wych Elm House…




David Tallerman (2012)

Across the Terminator
Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Cosmic Hooey Book 3
Digital Science Fiction, September 18, 2015
eBook, 21 pages

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
The moon is a lonely place to be.

Commander Hank Schakowsky has spent the last two years cooped up in Blue Glacier, the under-equipped U.S. research base in the moon’s Shackelton Crater, with mad scientist Fasbender. A cold war between America and China is in full force back home. Earth has forgotten about them. But Crazy Bessie, the base’s robot, has unveiled a new discovery. Things are about to get interesting.

The Chinese base, Yang Liwei, faces Blue Glacier in a geopolitical staring contest. Hank’s only contact with the base has been through a video feed. Until now. The discovery means Hank must venture over and meet with Liang Lei, the charming Chinese commander.

The two bases soon discover what happens when opposing nations start working together. But are they traitors? Or are they pioneers of a new world?


The Painted City
Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Infinity Cluster Book 3
Digital Science Fiction, November 17, 2015
eBook, 20 pages

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
Everything - the square, the street, the structures - was painted in a kaleidoscope of colour, in countless patches of incredible shades that ebbed and flowed around each other. It was like a massive, magnificent fractal, or a Rorschach test of the gods. It was astonishingly, painfully beautiful to look at. It brought hot tears to his eyes and hot thoughts into his mind.

Under his breath, Kafka said, “This is bad. This is the worst, most wonderful place we’ve ever found." Then out loud: "I think we should leave.”


Patchwerk
Tor.com, January 19, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook,

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
Fleeing the city of New York on the TransContinental atmospheric transport vehicle, Dran Florrian is traveling with Palimpsest-the ultimate proof of a lifetime of scientific theorizing.

When a rogue organization attempts to steal the device, however, Dran takes drastic action.

But his invention threatens to destroy the very fabric of this and all other possible universes, unless Dran-or someone very much like him-can shut down the machine and reverse the process.


David has short fiction in

Sharkpunk  (Snowbooks, May 1, 2015);

Gaia: Shadow & Breath Vol. 2 (Pantheon Magazine, August 13, 2015);

Second Contacts (Bundoran Press Publishing; September 3, 2015);

Coven: Masterful Tales of Fantasy (Purple Sun Press, September 29, 2015);

First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology (Digital Science Fiction, October 11, 2015);

The Glass Parachute (Villipede Publications, October 20, 2015);

Cosmic Hooey: Digital Science Fiction Anthology (Digital Science Fiction, October 29, 2015);

and

Infinity Cluster: Digital Science Fiction Anthology (Digital Science Fiction, December 17, 2015).

For a complete list of David's short and long fiction visit his website here.




Michael R. Underwood (2012)

Hexomancy
Ree Reyes 4
Pocket Star, September 14, 2015
eBook, 336 pages

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
Fan-favorite urban fantasista Ree Reyes and her crew of Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture—take on their biggest foes yet in this fourth book of the Geekomancy series.

When Ree’s long time nemesis Lucretia is finally brought to trial and found guilty for the deadly attack on Grognard’s, the Geekomancer community breathes a collective sigh of relief. But Ree and her crew soon discover that Lucretia has three very angry, very dangerous sisters who won’t rest until Eastwood—a fellow Geekomancer—is killed.

What follows is an adventure packed with epic battles, a bit of romance, and enough geeky W00t moments to fill your monthly quota of adventure and fun.


The Shootout Solution
Genrenauts Episode 1
Tor.com, November 17, 2015

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
Leah Tang just died on stage. Well, not literally. Not yet.

Leah's stand-up career isn't going well. But she understands the power of fiction, and when she's offered employment with the mysterious Genrenauts Foundation, she soon discovers that literally dying on stage is a hazard of the job!

Her first assignment takes her to a Western world. When a cowboy tale slips off its rails, and the outlaws start to win, it's up to Leah - and the Genrenauts team - to nudge the story back on track and prevent a catastrophe on Earth.

But the story's hero isn't interested in winning, and the safety of Earth hangs in the balance...


The Absconded Ambassador
Genrenauts Episode 2
Tor.com, February 23, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 176 pages

  What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 13
Fiction is more important than you think. When stories go wrong, the Genrenauts step in to prevent the consequences from rippling into our so-called real world.

When a breach is discovered in Science Fiction World, rookie genrenaut Leah Tang gets her first taste of space flight.

A peace treaty is about to be signed on space station Ahura-3, guaranteeing the end of hostilities between some of the galaxy's most ferocious races, but when the head architect of the treaty is unexpectedly kidnapped, it's up to Leah and her new colleagues to save the day.

At any cost.


The View From Monday - September 23, 2013


Happy Monday.  Fall is upon us here. It's cooled down, but it's not too cold. It's time for apple picking! I hope that you pick up some terrific books this week.


I'm not going to say much about the latest kerfuffle regarding authors, reviews, bloggers, types of blogs, etc. Let me just say that The Qwillery is my blog. I will post the sorts of things that I want to post. Finally, authors are welcome to post comments at The Qwillery and engage in polite discourse. And politeness is something I expect of everyone.


This is a very full release week with many debuts. You may find a printable PDF shopping list for this week's genre releases here.



The View From Monday - September 23, 2013



There are 7 debuts this week:

Celtic Moon (Celtic Wolves 1) by Jan DeLima;

Charming (Pax Arcana 1) by Elliott James;

The Spirit Keeper by K. B. Laugheed;

A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood (US Debut);

Harrowgate by Kate Maruyama;

Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Adult Debut);

Sleepless Knights by Mark Williams (US Debut); and

The Scroll of Years (Gaunt and Bone 1) by Chris Willrich.


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Corroded (St. Croix Chronicles 3) by Karina Cooper;

Shadow's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood 2) by Alexa Egan;

The Plague Forge (The Dire Earth Cycle 3) by Jason M. Hough;

All is Fair (Split Worlds 3) by Emma Newman; and

Prince Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco 3) by David Tallerman.



September 23, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Corroded                               Karina Cooper SP/HistF - St. Croix Chronicles 3



September 24, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Doctor Who: Cyberman Bust and Illustrated Book
SF - Doctor Who
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches Kevin J. Anderson (ed) SF - Anthology
Torchwood: Another Life (h2tp) Peter Anghelides SF - Torchwood
Chasing the Shadows (ri) Keri Arthur UF - Nikki and Michael 3
Torchwood: Exodus Code John Barrowman
Carole E. Barrowman
SF - Torchwood
The Daylight War (h2mm) Peter V. Brett F - The Demon Cycle 3
The Incrementalists Steven Brust
Skyler White
UF
The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - Lost Stars 1
A Calculated Life Anne Charnock SF
Doctor Who: Sting of the Zygons (ri) Stephen Cole SF - Doctor Who
Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm (ri) Christopher Cooper SF - Doctor Who
King Breaker Rowena Cory Daniells F - King Rolan's Kin 4
Celtic Moon (D) Jan DeLima UF - Celtic Wolves 1
Betrayer (tp2mm) Aaron Dembski-Bowden F - Warmhammer: Horus Heresy
Shadow's Curse Alexa Egan PHR - Imnada Brotherhood 2
Doctor Who: Hunter's Moon (h2mm) Paul Finch SF - Doctor Who
Autumn Whispers Yasmine Galenorn UF - Otherworld 14
Soul of Fire Laura Anne Gilman UF - Portals 2
Deep in Crimson Sarah Gilman PNR - Return to Sanctuary 2
Let the Dead Sleep (h2tp) Heather Graham Su/M - Cafferty & Quinn 1
The Night Is Forever Heather Graham PNR - Krewe of Hunters 11
Midnight's Temptation: Part 3 Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors
Doctor Who: The Slitheen Excursion (ri) Simon Guerrier SF - Doctor Who
Peaches for Monsieur le Cure: A Novel Joanne Harris F - Chocolat Trilogy 3
The Small Hand and Dolly Susan Hill Gh
A Study in Silks Emma Jane Holloway SP/M - Baskerville Affair 1
The Plague Forge Jason M. Hough SF - The Dire Earth Cycle 3
Bound by Night Larissa Ione PNR - MoonBound Clan Vampire 1
Charming (D) Elliott James UF - Pax Arcana 1
Pirates of the Outrigger Rift
(Kindle e serial)
Gary Jonas
Bill D. Allen
SF
Carrie (ri) Stephen King H
Doctor Sleep Stephen King H - Salem's Lot 2
'Salem's Lot (ri) Stephen King H - Salem's Lot 1
The Spirit Keeper (D) K. B. Laugheed R/Mystical
The Dark Need (Kindle e) Stant Litore
Lee Goldberg
Williams Rabkin
H - Dead Man 20
A Cold Season (D - US) Alison Littlewood H
Torchwood: Trace Memory (ri) David Llewellyn SF - Torchwood
The Dead Run Adam Mansbach UF
Harrowgate (D) Kate Maruyama H
Freedom's Challenge (e 1st) Anne McCaffrey SF - Catteni 3
Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow Una McCormack SF - Star Trek
Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism: A Novella (h2tp) Mike Mignola
Christopher Golden
H
Seven Forges James A. Moore F
All is Fair Emma Newman F - Split Worlds 3
On Midnight Wings Adrian Phoenix UF - Maker's Song 5
Torchwood: Into The Silence (ri) Sarah Pinborough SF - Torchwood
Doctor Who: Winner Takes All (ri) Jacqueline Rayner SF - Doctor Who
Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain (ri) Justin Richards SF - Doctor Who
Mirror, Mirror J.D. Robb
Mary Blayney
Elaine Fox
Mary Kay McComas
R.C. Ryan
FT/R - Short Stories
The Hungry Dead: Midnight and Escape from the Living Dead John Russo H
One Lucky Vampire Lynsay Sands PNR - Argeneau 19
Vicious (D - Adult) V. E. Schwab Superheroes
Still Life with Shape-Shifter (h2mm) Sharon Shinn PNR - Shifting Circle 2
A SEAL Wolf Christmas Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Wolf 12
Phoenix Rising (tp2mm) Ryk E. Spoor F
Stonecast Anton Strout UF - Spellmason Chronicles 2
Prince Thief David Tallerman F - Tales of Easie Damasco 3
Empire of the Blood: Omnibus Gav Thorpe F - Empire of Blood Trilogy
Hunter of Sherwood: Knight of Shadows Tony Venables F - Hunter of Sherwood 1
Kiss of Death Debbie Viguie PHR - Kiss Trilogy 3
Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge Martha Wells SF - Star Wares
Sleepless Knights (D - US) Mark Williams F
The Scroll of Years (D) Chris Willrich F - Gaunt and Bone 1



September 25, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Windsor Faction: A Novel                              D. J. Taylor AH



September 28, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Swarm Lauren Carter Ap
Voyage of the Fox Rider (ri) Dennis L. McKiernan F - Mithgar
The Mallet of Loving Correction                         John Scalzi Collection from Whatever



D - Debut
e - eBook
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
F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
Gh - Ghosts
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
UF - Urban Fantasy

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12


What are the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Authors up to in 2013 and beyond?  This is the twelfth in a series of posts.


See Part 1 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.
See Part 11 here.



Anne Lyle

The Prince of Lies
Night's Masque 3
Angry Robot Books, October 29, 2013 (US/Canada)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Elizabethan spy Mal Catlyn has everything he ever wanted – his twin brother Sandy restored to health, his family estate reclaimed and a son to inherit it – but his work is far from over. The renegade skraylings, the guisers, are still plotting – their leader, Jathekkil, has reincarnated as the young Prince Henry Tudor. But while he is still young, Mal has a slim chance of eliminating his enemies whilst they are at their weakest.

With Sandy’s help, Mal learns to harness his own magic in the fight against the guisers, but it may be too late to save England. Schemes set in motion decades ago are at last coming to fruition, and the barrier between the dreamlands and the waking world is wearing thin…

File Under: Fantasy [ Princes in the Tower | Revenger's Tragedy | Much Ado | Boys Will Be Boys ]




Megan Powell

No Love for the Wicked
Magnolia Kelch 2
47North, August 13, 2013
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 268 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
It’s taken six months, but supernaturally gifted Magnolia Kelch finally seems to have her surging powers under control. Then she arrives home to find a group of strangers in her beloved farmhouse, and that control is immediately put to the test. Magnolia quickly learns that her “guests” are actually part of the Network—not from the task force headed by her mentor, Thirteen, but a second group, led by British agent Colin St. Pierre.

Unfortunately, Theo, a Network agent who shares an intimate connection with Magnolia, doesn’t trust Colin as a new commander. When team missions collide, Magnolia finds herself in the middle of Network infighting, asking herself who among those closest to her truly has her best interests at heart.

But an even greater threat lies on the horizon. Intent on tracking down the source of Magnolia’s powers, a familiar enemy resurfaces with a plan—one that is far more sinister than the Network has ever seen.




Cecy Robson

A Cursed Moon
A Weird Girls eNovella
Signet, December 3, 2013
eNovella

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…

Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia Wird to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…

Includes a preview of the upcoming Weird Girls novel Cursed by Destiny!



Cursed by Destiny
Weird Girls 3
Signet, January 7, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…

Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)

In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her.

And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric…




Simone St. James

Silence for the Dead
NAL Trade, April 1, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
“Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow....”

In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it?

Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman… or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.





Joan Swan

Shatter
Phoenix Rising 4
Kensington Brava, December 31, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
For seven years, Halina Beloi has been in hiding. But she's never forgotten Mitch Foster, the long, lean man she had to leave behind. Until, that is, Mitch shows up with a list of questions and a 9mm in his hand.

All Mitch knows is that Halina broke his heart and disappeared. But new information has surfaced implicating her as a player in the deadliest game of Mitch's life. This time, he's not letting go without answers. Now terror, danger and heat will fuse them together or shatter the future. . .




David Tallerman

Prince Thief
Tales of Easie Damasco 3
Angry Robot, September 24, 2013 (US/Canada) and eBook
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Altapasaeda, capital of the Castoval, is under siege by its own King.

Far to the north, rebels have set a bastard prince up as a figurehead.

Yet again, Easie Damasco finds himself roped into a desperate scheme to preserve the Castoval, And kidnapping the Prince seemed like such a good idea at the time…




Michael R. Underwood

Celebromancy
Ree Reyes 2
Pocket Star, July 15, 2013
eBook, 400 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - Part 12
Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy. Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is.

Things are looking up for urban fantasista Ree Reyes. She’s using her love of pop culture to fight monsters and protect her hometown as a Geekomancer, and now a real-live production company is shooting her television pilot script.

But nothing is easy in show business. When an invisible figure attacks the leading lady of the show, former child-star-turned-current-hot-mess Jane Konrad, Ree begins a school-of-hard-knocks education in the power of Celebromancy.

Attempting to help Jane Geekomancy-style with Jedi mind tricks and X-Men infiltration techniques, Ree learns more about movie magic than she ever intended. She also learns that real life has the craziest plots: not only must she lift a Hollywood-strength curse, but she needs to save her pilot, negotiate a bizarre love rhombus, and fight monsters straight out of the silver screen. All this without anyone getting killed or, worse, banished to the D-List.





On The Qwillery's radar:

Shanghai Sparrow by Gaie Sebold out in April 2014

and

Cateveiro (The Osiris Project 2) by E.J. Swift out later this year.


Covers Revealed - All is Fair by Emma Newman and Prince Thief by David Tallerman - July 9, 2013


I'm thrilled to share the covers for two of Angry Robot Book's Fall 2013 titles: All is Fair by Emma Newman and Prince Thief by David Tallerman. 




All is Fair
AuthorEmma Newman
Series:  The Split Worlds 3
Publisher:  Angry Robot, September 24, 2013 (US/Canada) and eBook
       October 3, 2013 (UK)
Format:  Trade Paperback and eBook
CoverSarah J Coleman, CIA

Covers Revealed - All is Fair by Emma Newman and Prince Thief by David Tallerman - July 9, 2013
In love and war nothing is safe.

William Iris struggles to keep the throne of Londinium whilst hated by his own court and beset by outsiders, while Cathy discovers the legacy of her former governess. But those who dare to speak out about Society are always silenced. Sometimes for good.

While trying to avoid further torments from the mercurial fae, Sam finds himself getting tangled in the affairs of the Elemental Court. But an unexpected offer from the powerful and enigmatic Lord Iron turns out to be far more than Sam bargained for.

Max and the gargoyle are getting closer to uncovering who is behind the murder of the Bath Chapter and the corruption in London and Max finds the gargoyle’s controversial ideas harder to ignore. Can he stay true to his sworn duty without being destroyed by his own master, whose insanity threatens to unravel them all?

File Under: Fantasy [ Grotesquerie | The Throne of London | Elementary, My Dear | Among Many Thorns ]



Prior novels in the Split Worlds
Covers Revealed - All is Fair by Emma Newman and Prince Thief by David Tallerman - July 9, 2013






Prince Thief
Author: David Tallerman
Series:  Tales of Easie Damasco 3
Publisher:  Angry Robot, September 24, 2013 (US/Canada) and eBook
       October 3, 2013 (UK)
Format:  Mass Market Paperback and eBook
CoverAngelo Rinaldi, Artist Partners

Covers Revealed - All is Fair by Emma Newman and Prince Thief by David Tallerman - July 9, 2013
Altapasaeda, capital of the Castoval, is under siege by its own King.

Far to the north, rebels have set a bastard prince up as a figurehead.

Yet again, Easie Damasco finds himself roped into a desperate scheme to preserve the Castoval, And kidnapping the Prince seemed like such a good idea at the time…



Prior novels in the Tales of Easie Damasco
Covers Revealed - All is Fair by Emma Newman and Prince Thief by David Tallerman - July 9, 2013


What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4

What are the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Authors up to now and in 2013?  This is the fourth is a series of posts.


See Part 1 here.
See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 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.
See Part 11 here.
See Part 12 here.




Simone St. James

An Inquiry into Love and Death
NAL Trade, March 5, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
In 1920's England, a young woman searches for the truth behind her uncle’s mysterious death in a town haunted by a restless ghost…

Oxford student Jillian Leigh works day and night to keep up with her studies—so to leave at the beginning of the term is next to impossible. But after her uncle Toby, a renowned ghost hunter, is killed in a fall off a cliff, she must drive to the seaside village of Rothewell to pack up his belongings.

Almost immediately, unsettling incidents—a book left in a cold stove, a gate swinging open on its own—escalate into terrifying events that convince Jillian an angry spirit is trying to enter the house. Is it Walking John, the two-hundred-year-old ghost who haunts Blood Moon Bay? And who beside the ghost is roaming the local woods at night? If Toby uncovered something sinister, was his death no accident?

The arrival of handsome Scotland Yard inspector Drew Merriken, a former RAF pilot with mysteries of his own, leaves Jillian with more questions than answers—and with the added complication of a powerful, mutual attraction. Even as she suspects someone will do anything to hide the truth, she begins to discover spine-chilling secrets that lie deep within Rothewell…and at the very heart of who she is.





Elisabeth Staab

Prince of Power
Chronicles of Yavn 2
Sourcebooks, January 8, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
The second installment of Elisabeth Staab's paranormal romance series follows Tyra, a vampire soldier who is nearly killed on the battlefield while fighting the vicious wizard clan. When she awakes from her injuries, she discovers that the man who saved her life is none other than the Master Wizard's son, Anton. They are inexplicably drawn to each other, but Tyra knows this mysterious wizard is hiding a violent secret. She is unsure of whom to trust, who to believe, and where she belongs. Is Anton really in love with Tyra and out for revenge on his father? Or is he only pretending to love her so that he can kill her and steal her powers?





Jillian Stone

The Moonstone and Miss Jones
Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator 2
Brava, September 25, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
A master of paranormal deduction—and paramour seduction—Phaeton Black has a knack for bumping into things that go bump in the night, from ghoulies and ghosties to long-leggedy beauties…

Mooning For The Moonstone

Barely escaping the clutches of a succulent succubus, Phaeton Balck returns to London only to get sucked into another unearthly scheme. Professor Lovecraft has been tinkering with the secrets of life and death, replacing body parts with the latest mechanical marvels. To succeed, he needs to tap the power of the fabled Moonstone—and he needs Phaeton’s help. Of course, Phaeton would prefer to investigate the more interesting body parts of Miss America Jones. Perhaps, bringing his lady friend along for the ride won’t be to too much trouble…

Shanghaied In Shanghai

The bewilderingly beautiful and bountifully gifted daughter of a Cajun witch, Miss Jones is always up for an adventure, especially with Mr. Black as her traveling companion. But when Phaeton is mysteriously shanghaied in Shanghai, America thinks he’s run out on her. Stranded in the Orient—and steaming mad—she’s prepared to look under every stone for the missing detective. The case has put them both in the most compromising positions, but this time, Miss Jones is on top and Mr. Black is at the bottom…of a truly infernal plot.





Joan Swan

Blaze
Phoenix Rising 2
Brava, Deptember 25, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
With a man like him, every mission becomes personal…

Ever since FBI agent Keira O’Shay started tracking a young boy named Mateo, she’s felt a connection even her empathic abilities can’t explain. She needs to save Mateo from the cult leader holding him hostage. Nothing can interfere with that—not even the reappearance of Luke Ransom, the hot-as-hell fire captain she’s regretted walking out on for three long years.

Losing Keira left Luke vulnerable—in every way. When they were together, the powers each possesses were mysteriously enhanced. But it’s the sexy, surprising woman beneath the tough exterior that Luke’s really missed. Even if she betrayed him utterly. And even if agreeing to help her uncover a government conspiracy means watching his life and his heart go up in flames again…





David Tallerman

Crown Thief
Tales of Easie Damasco 2
Angry Robot. September 25, 2012 (US/Canada)
October 4, 2012 (UK)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
From the Tales of Easie Damasco…

Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero.

But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable – and dangerous – object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp.

Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels, and Damasco’s chances of staying honest – or even just surviving – are getting slimmer by the hour.

File Under: Fantasy [ Run Easie Run | A Big Help | Not again! | Prince of Thieves ]





James R. Tuck

Spider's Lullaby
Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter Novella
Kensington, June 26, 2012
eBook, 79 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities take out any kind of unnatural threat. But between this bad-ass bounty hunter and rescuing the most helpless of victims stands the one evil he can’t defeat…

For Deacon Chalk, loyalty is worth dying for. And now that something has taken were-spider Charlotte’s un-hatched children and one of his closest friends, he’ll tear up the human and supernatural underworlds to find them. But with his allies stripped away by an invincible Yakuza hit man and time running out, Deacon must face down the most ancient of demonic entities. And his last hope means surrendering to the inner darkness waiting hungrily to consume him …



Blood and Silver
Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter 2
Kensington, August 7, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
He hasn’t met a monster yet that could give him a scare. With ice in his veins, silver hollow-points in his chambers, and an innate ability to rise from the dead, what’s to fear? The answer may be something he doesn’t want to face…

Deacon Chalk normally has no trouble telling innocent victims from real monsters. So protecting an abused pregnant were-dog is a no-brainer…until a vicious lycanthrope leader and his brotherhood target Deacon, other shape-shifters, and any humans in their way. Suddenly, Deacon is outnumbered, outgunned, and unsure who—or what—to trust. The only edge he has left is a weapon hungry for his soul and his most savage impulses. And using it will exact a price even this hell-raising hunter fears to pay…



Blood and Magick
Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter 3
Kensington, March 5, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 4
Taking out hellish creatures—not a problem. Armed with blessed silver hollow-points and the ability to manipulate magick, he’s ready for anything—except betrayal he never saw coming…

Deacon Chalk knows the biggest danger in fighting monsters is becoming one. Just another day at the office for your friendly neighborhood occult bounty hunter. If keeping three helpless were-dog children safe means battling a malevolent trio of witches by any means necessary, so be it. If that means partnering with a ruthless government agent to stay one step ahead of the allies and friends he must now suspect, he’s not going to cry about it. The only way Deacon can save humans and shape-shifters alike is to embrace a power beyond his imagining, putting his team at stake—and his soul on the line…

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012

Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans 1) by Suzanne Johnson (signed) - Ended February 22, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012

Question:  Have you read a book set around a natural disaster, or what’s your favorite book set in New Orleans?

Tanya1224 who said...

I have not read any books yet set around a natural disaster but I have read a few that take place in New Orleans. In The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost cat and Bones are there a lot. I went there to visit and loved the place. I was very sad when Katrina hit...I know that had to have been awful. Thank you for the contest.


Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012


Sentinel's Heart or Red's Wolf by PJ Schnyder (ecopy/winner's choice) - Ended February 24, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012

Question:  Which genres or subgenres (for novels/novellas/short stories) do you like to read?

ML who said...

My favorite genre is paranormal romance. I'm also a fan of urban fantasy and historical romance. Recently I've discovered steampunk and found that I enjoy that as well. I enjoy sticking with favorite genres and branching out and reading new things as well.


Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012


Giant Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco 1) by David Tallerman - Ended February 26, 2012 - Read the guest blog here.

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012

Question:  What is you favorite fantasy movie?

Tim who said...

I love this story, especially the after note about walking into a room and Labyrinth is playing on the TV.

The question is an easy one for me to answer, except it's not a single movie. The Lord of the Rings trilogy are my favorite fantasy movies. Peter Jackson brought these amazing books to life without making too many drastic changes and the result is magic.


Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012


The Last Night (The Burning Earth 1) by Nico Rosso (ecopy) - Ended February 27, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012

Question:  Who is your favorite motorcycle riding hero?

icha who said...

christian bale in batman dark night..and jack pallas from a something about you (julie james)


Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012


Fever (Phoenix Rising 1) by Joan Swan - Ended February 28, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/CANADA ONLY.

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012

Question:  Who is your favorite bad boy from novels, film, TV?

BookAttict who said...

The list of my fave bad boys is long! (Yep, I got a "thing" for bad boys!) Aside from the "usual suspects" Malkolm from Blood Rights by Kristen Painter (House of Comarre series) and Nightshade from Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra series are definitely on my short list though!

The original winner, Barbara, had already won a copy of Fever and a new winner was chosen.


Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012


Tempted by Blood (Sweetblood 3) by Laurie London (signed) - Ended February 29, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012

Question: Do you have a favorite TV show, movie, website, etc that deals with
paranormal phenomena?


Barb P who said...

Hi Laurie! I guess that I'm showing my age, but one of my favs was Dark Shadows! I have all of the episodes on DVD. I can't wait for the new movie (Johnny Depp YUUUMMM!). I also love shows like Grimm, Supernatural etc. Love your books and congrats on the new release!


Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012


White Horse by Alex Adams (3 Advanced Reader Copies) - Ended March 2, 2012 - Read the Guest Post here.

Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012
ARC Cover is slightly different!

Question: What is/are your favorite apocalyptic movie(s), comics or novel(s)?

1. erin who said...

OMG... this book sounds awesome!!! Immediately added to my new release wishlist! But I like the UK cover much, much better. The US version is very misleading...

I love post-apocalyptic books and movies. And if they have zombies and mutants etc. so much the better! My fav so far as been: movies - any Resident Evil and Book of Eli, TV - Walking Dead, and books - The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant and The Passage by Justin Cronin.

Thanks for the great post and giveaway!


2. Vivien who said...

I absolutely LOVE Mira Grant. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer is a great one.


3. Spaz who said...

Great post and I love the book summary. This is going on my wishlist whether or not I win the giveaway.

Favorite post-apocalyptic stuff... lately I really liked the setting of The Passage by Justin Cronin though I felt the book dragged quite a bit. I look forward to The Twelve.

But all-time? It's Stephen King, but no, it's not The Stand. It's the Dark Tower books. While the Dark Tower didn't have some singular causal event, the world (multiverse) is clearly falling to pieces.


Winners x 9 - March 3, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM on Saturday, March 10, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner.

Thank you!

Guest Post by David Tallerman - Pieces of Cake: Where Giant Thief meets Labyrinth

Please welcome David Tallerman to The Qwillery as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blogs. David's debut, Giant Thief, was published on January 31, 2012 US/Canada.


Pieces of Cake: Where Giant Thief meets Labyrinth

     One lesson I learned during the writing of my first novel Giant Thief is that you don't always realise your own influences.

     Whatever I was consciously considering, as random as some of the elements I deliberately threw in were, I don't remember thinking much about the movie Labyrinth. Not that it would have been so strange if I had, since it's one of my favourite fantasy films of all time. I'd cheerfully describe it as a masterpiece, and probably will before this post is out. But the gritty yet humorous Crime / Fantasy adventure I had in my head was a thousand worlds away from Jim Henson's delirious, often silly, always brilliant Muppet-featuring masterpiece.

     (Well that didn't take long.)

     Although ... truth be told and now that I think about it, one small similarity did occur to me fairly early on. When I was trying to visualise my protagonist Easie Damasco riding on the shoulder of Saltlick, the giant he'd just absconded with, where could my mind go but to Sir Didymus? Because let's face it, the sight of an insane fox creature mounted on a cowardly Old English Sheepdog takes all the biscuits when it comes to images of things riding on other things.

     As major, conscious influences went, though, it was only when I started trying to come up with concept images for the cover that the first major similarity hit me. How best to describe Saltlick? He wasn't your typical, monstrous giant. In character and appearance both, I had something quite different in mind. Not quite so tall but broader, considerably nicer, a creature of few words but more than capable of picking the right ones at the right time, kind of like ... well ... a lot like a shaved version of Labyrinth's good-hearted monster Ludo.

     That was it, though - as far as conscious influences went. But realising those two was enough to set my mind ticking for unconscious ones. Had a little bit of Labyrinth's Sarah fed into my tough, well-intentioned but sometimes perhaps a little self-deluding heroine Marina Estrada? Was the reason I was determined to have some humour in the mix a hangover from reading too many Terry Pratchett books, or did it perhaps have more to do with the way Labyrinth (and for that matter other classic fantasy films of the time) undercut their more serious themes with heavy doses of comedy?

     Then there's Easie Damasco himself.

     At time of writing, Damasco has already been compared with Shakespeare's Autolycus (by Adrian Tchaikovsky) and Jack Sparrow (by SFX magazine), not to mention my friend Bill Brennan describing him bizarrely as "a cheerful Raskolnikov." But no one has as yet pointed out how much he has in common with Labyrinth's treacherous, stature-deprived, morally see-sawing hero / villain Hoggle.

     So I'll do it myself. Because both have a magpie's interest for gewgaws, which often gets the better of their interest in people. Both are almost blinded by their cynicism and their sure belief that everyone is just as self-interested as they are. Both have a conscience, but also a staggering capacity to ignore it. And, however minor or tenuous some of these influences may have been, I've no doubt that Hoggle's relationship with Sarah fed into Damasco's with Saltlick. Labyrinth toys mercilessly with our instinct to like Hoggle despite his multitudinous flaws, and our urge to trust him just as Sarah wants to trust him. Even as he lets her down, we want to believe the next time will be different. So it goes with Damasco and Saltlick. Damasco is a charming but outrageously flawed individual, and he's the only hope Saltlick has of ever returning home - if he can just stop behaving like a weasel for long enough.

     Anyway, my point here isn't that I've written a colossal rip-off of Labyrinth. I'm hopeful I haven't written a colossal rip-off of anything! No, my point is that a) Labyrinth is a brilliant movie, and a fantasy classic that maybe doesn't always get the credit it deserves and b) like I said at the start, you don't always know your own influences - and discovering them can come as quite a shock.

     However, in the interests of not looking like a big plagiarist, here are some of Labyrinth's vital ingredients that definitely don't appear even slightly in Giant Thief:

     There are no muppets. At no point does David Bowie appear, with or without padded underwear. There are neither goblins nor babies. Nobody sings or narrowly avoids a dunking in the Bog of Eternal Stench. At no point does anyone remove anyone else's head.

     Actually ... no, wait...

     Damn it!


Afternote:

     I wrote most of this piece on the train to Prestatyn, heading for the SFX 2012 Weekender.

     I'd barely arrived and hooked up with my roommate-to-be Lavie Tidhar when I ran into the Angry Robot team who, along with a couple of old friends, were drinking in a quiet corner of a large room being used as a combination cinema / bar. And barely had Angry Robot co-editor Lee Harris popped the cork on the champagne he'd smuggled in to celebrate Lavie and mine's book launches, but what should start playing on the screen?

     Yeah, that would be Labyrinth.

     Sometimes, life is very strange.


About Giant Thief

Giant Thief
Tales of Easie Damasco 1
Angry Robot Books
January 31, 2012 US/Canada, February 2, 2012 UK/RoW
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Guest Post by David Tallerman - Pieces of Cake: Where Giant Thief meets Labyrinth
Meet Easie Damasco, rogue, thieving swine and total charmer.

Even the wicked can’t rest when a vicious warlord and the force of enslaved giants he commands invade their homeland. Damasco might get away in one piece, but he’s going to need help.

Big time.

File Under: Fantasy [ Big Trouble | Deception | Saltlick's City | Hang 'im High ]


About David
From David's website

Guest Post by David Tallerman - Pieces of Cake: Where Giant Thief meets Labyrinth
David Tallerman is the author of around a hundred short stories, as well as comic scripts and poems, countless reviews and articles and at least two novels. Many of these are already available in print, online and in podcast. Others are due to appear over the next few months - including the first of those novels, Giant Thief, to be published through Angry Robot in early 2012 with two sequels following close on its heels.

Not liking to be pinned down, David's work ranges from gruesome horror to comic fantasy, from political science-fiction to tales about mechanically assisted grizzly bears battling Nazi dolphins on the moon.

He's been writing off and on since he was about six, drawing comparisons to Enid Blyton in those early days, but thankfully less so recently. And he's been writing pretty much flat out since around 2005, having realised he enjoys it a lot more than any of the other jobs he's tried his hand at.

Most of his remaining time is eaten up by his regular employment as an itinerant IT Technician, and whatever's left he spends reading books, watching films, hiking, drinking wine and failing miserably to grow bonsai trees.

The photograph was taken near Robin Hood's Bay, which is somewhere behind the camera- person. There are some seals basking off to the left. If you've never seen a seal up close then you should really try to, they're awesomely weird looking creatures.

David's Links:

Website
Blog
Twitter


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What is you favorite fantasy movie? 

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