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The View From Monday - December 19, 2016


Happy Monday! Note that we may be posting sporadically (or not) until the end of the year. We'll see. Just a thought - books make great holiday presents!

For Star Trek fans there are 2 adult coloring books out this week - Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: The Original Series. Also published this week is The Dreamblood Duology by N. K. Jemisin which includes The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun.

There are no debuts this week (or month) and only one formerly featured DAC Author has a book out this week:

Bayou Wolf (Bayou Magic 3) by Debbie Herbert is out in Mass Market Paperback.


The View From Monday - December 19, 2016

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



The View From Monday - December 19, 2016



December 19, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Alpha's Revenge (e) N.J. Walters SFR - Project Alpha 3



December 20, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Take Back the Sky Greg Bear SF - War Dogs 3
Dead Living Glenn Bullion SF/AP/PA
Kushiel's Legacy (e) Jacqueline Carey HistF - Kushiel's Legacy Omnibus
Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book CBS PerfArt/TV
Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book CBS PerfArt/TV
Ragnar Blackmane Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Space Marine Legends 1
The Art of Hammer - Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films Marcus Hearn PerfArt/ Film and Video
Bayou Wolf Debbie Herbert PNR - Bayou Magic 3
The Dreamblood Duology N. K. Jemisin F - The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun
The Corporation Wars: Insurgence Ken MacLeod SF - Second Law Trilogy 2
The Lady Who Drew Me In Thomasine Rappold PNR
The Iron Tactician Alastair Reynolds SF
Fabius Bile: Primogenitor Josh Reynolds SF - Fabius Bile 1
Angels of Caliban Gav Thorpe SF - The Horus Heresy 38



December 21, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
One Fell Sweep (e) Ilona Andrews PNR - Innkeeper Chronicles 3
Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization Christie Golden SF - Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization - Special Edition Christie Golden SF - Assassin's Creed



December 22, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities: Literary Retrofuturisms, Media Archaeologies, Alternate Histories Roger Whitson SF/SP/HC - Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature



e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook only
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Cozy Mystery
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MedTh - Medical Thriller
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArt - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Pop Culture
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 14


This is the fourteenth 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



Randy Henderson (2015)

Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free
The Arcana Familia 2
Tor Books, January 17, 2017
Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Hardcover and eBook, February 16, 2016

Randy Henderson continues his dark and quirky urban fantasy series with Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free, set in a world of arcane beings hidden among the mundane townies of Port Townsend, Washington. In this sequel to Randy Henderson's acclaimed debut novel, Finn Fancy Necromancy, Finn Gramaraye is settling back into the real world after his twenty-five-year-long imprisonment in the otherworld of the Fey. He's fallen in love with a woman from his past, though he worries she may love a version of him that no longer exists. He's proven his innocence of the crime of Dark Necromancy, and he's finding a place in the family business—operating a mortuary for the Arcane, managing the magical energies left behind when an Arcane being dies to prevent it from harming the mundane world.

But Finn wants more. Or different. Or something. He's figured out how to use the Kinfinder device created by his half-mad father to find people's True Love, and he'd like to convert that into an Arcane Dating Service. It's a great idea. Everyone wants True Love! Unfortunately, trouble always seems to find Finn, and when he agrees to help his friend, the Bigfoot named Sal, they walk right into a Feyblood rebellion against the Arcane Ruling Council, a rebellion being fomented by unknown forces and fueled by the drug created by Finn's own grandfather.


Smells Like Finn Spirit
The Arcana Familia 3
Tor Books, March 7, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 448 pages

Finn Graymare is back in the final installment of Randy Henderson's Familia Arcana series, Smells Like Finn Spirit.

Finn's re-adaptation to the human world is not going so well. He's got a great girlfriend, and is figuring out how things like the internet work, but he is still carrying the disembodied personality of Alynon, Prince of the Silver Demesne, the fae who had occupied his body during his imprisonment. And he's not getting along at all with his older brother. And oh, by the way, his dead grandfather is still trying to possess him in order to bring about Armageddon.





Debbie Herbert (2013)

Bayou Shadow Protector
Bayou Magic 2
Harlequin Nocturne, September 1, 2016
     eBook, 304 pages
Harlequin Nocturne, October 4, 2016
     Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Native American legends and the fairy world combine in a bayou filled with danger, deception and deadly secrets…

As a shadow hunter of ancient, evil spirits, Chulah Rivers is used to strange creatures and happenings in the bayou. But when April Meadows appears out of nowhere to enlist the Native American's help in a battle that threatens the balance of the Fae and human worlds, Chulah is plunged into a deadly battle—and confronted with an all-consuming desire for this mysterious stranger who knows far too much about his past…


Bayou Wolf
Bayou Magic 3
Harlequin Nocturne, January 1, 2017
     eBook, 304 pages
Harlequin Nocturne, December 20, 2016
     Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

The taming of the shrew… 

Tallulah Silver is tough. She has to be—because she's the Choctaw tribe's only female shadow hunter, and because she doesn't know how else to survive the loss that almost destroyed her. Payton Rodgers has devoted his life to protecting his pack. But when mauled bodies start to pile up in the bayou, Payton begins to wonder if Tallulah might be right about werewolves deserving the blame. As darkness gathers around them, Tallulah will have to decide if she can risk opening herself up to love again. And Payton will have to determine where his true loyalties lie.





Ellen Herrick (2015)

The Forbidden Garden
William Morrow, April 4, 2017
     Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages
William Morrow Paperbacks, April 4, 2017
     Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Sarah Jio, comes a lush imaginative novel that takes readers into the heart of a mysterious English country garden, waiting to spring to life.

Every garden is a story, waiting to be told…

At the nursery she runs with her sisters on the New England coast, Sorrel Sparrow has honed her rare gift for nurturing plants and flowers. Now that reputation, and a stroke of good timing, lands Sorrel an unexpected opportunity: reviving a long-dormant Shakespearean garden on an English country estate.

Arriving at Kirkwood Hall, ancestral home of Sir Graham Kirkwood and his wife Stella, Sorrel is shocked by the desolate state of the walled garden. Generations have tried—and failed—to bring it back to glory. Sorrel senses heartbreak and betrayal here, perhaps even enchantment. Intrigued by the house’s history—especially the haunting tapestries that grace its walls—and increasingly drawn to Stella’s enigmatic brother, Sorrel sets to work. And though she knows her true home is across the sea with her sisters, instinct tells her that the English garden’s destiny is entwined with her own, if she can only unravel its secrets…





Jennifer David Hesse (2016)

Bell, Book & Candlemas
A Wiccan Wheel Mystery 2
Kensington, December 27, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

A new year has barely begun and Edindale, Illinois, family law attorney Keli Milanni already has her hands full at work. But her private practice—as a Wiccan—may cause her worlds to collide…

The Wiccan holiday of Candlemas is right around the corner, but when vandals target New Age gift shop Moonstone Treasures, the mood is far from festive. Frightening threats and accusations of witchcraft aimed at the owner have some Wiccan patrons calling it a hate crime. And when things escalate to murder, the community turns to Keli…

As a friend and customer, Keli wants to help. But there’s one problem: she’s fiercely private about her religion. How can she stop the harassment, not to mention catch a killer, while keeping her faith hidden from her colleagues, clients, and her promising—and long awaited—new boyfriend? At a time meant to banish darkness, will Keli have to choose between risking the spotlight and keeping her beliefs locked in the proverbial broom closet? Or will she call on her deepest convictions to conjure the perfect path?...





Peter Higgins (2013)

Wolfhound Empire
The Wolfhound Century Omnibus
Orbit, September 6, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 992 pages

A spectre is haunting the empire--the specter of war.


Huge stone creatures have fallen from the sky, their bodies littering the countryside. Blood-hungry golems are used to fight a never-ending war for political power. Secret police crush insurgency wherever it's found.

Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to Mirrored to quell a new rebellion within the city limits. He's been called because he's an outsider. Because he isn't enmeshed in the city's politics. And because of the piece of stone embedded in his forehead.

The View From Monday - March 7, 2016


Happy Monday!

There is one debut out this week:

The Cold Between (Central Corps 1) by Elizaebeth Bonesteel.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Ferguson is out in Trade Paperback;

The Warring States (Wave Trilogy 2) by Aidan Harte is out in Trade Paperback;

Bayou Shadow Hunter (Bayou Magic Series 1) by Debbie Herbert;

and

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu.


The View From Monday - March 7, 2016


March 8, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Half a War (h2tp) Joe Abercrombie F - Shattered Sea 3
The Spider's War Daniel Abraham F - The Dagger and the Coin 5
Marked In Flesh Anne Bishop DF - A Novel of the Others 4
The Cold Between (D) Elizabeth Bonesteel SF - Central Corps 1
The Return of the Witch Paula Brackston Hist
Fire Touched Patricia Briggs UF - Mercy Thompson 9
The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe (ri) Peter Clines
H. P. Lovecraft
Daniel Dafoe
H/MU
The Calling (h2tp) Rachelle Dekker Dys - A Seer Novel 2
The Lyre Thief Jennifer Fallon F - The Hythrun Chronicles 7
The Lost Boys Symphony (h2tp) Mark Andrew Ferguson GB
Dragonfly in Amber (Starz Tie-in Edition) Diana Gabaldon TTR - Outlander 2
Bound by the Night Megan Hart PNR - Collection
The Warring States (h2tp) Aidan Harte F - Wave Trilogy 2
Bayou Shadow Hunter Debbie Herbert PNR - Bayou Magic Series 1
Wild Lavender Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher FR/HistF - The Aurelian Guard 1
Phantom Lover (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - A Dream Hunter Story
Thinner (ri) Stephen King H
Of Noble Family (h2tp) Mary Robinette Kowal HistF - Glamourist Histories 5
Forest of Memory Mary Robinette Kowal SF/GenEng
Camber of Culdi (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Legends of Camber of Culdi 1
The Bishop's Heir (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Histories of King Kelson 1
Saint Camber (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Legends of Camber of Culdi 2
The King's Justice (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Histories of King Kelson 2
The Quest for Saint Camber (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Histories of King Kelson 3
Camber the Heretic (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Legends of Camber of Culdi 3
The Harrowing of Gwynedd (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Heirs of Saint Camber 1
King Javan's Year (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Heirs of Saint Camber 2
The Bastard Prince (e)(ri) Katherine Kurtz F - Heirs of Saint Camber 3
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Ken Liu SF/F - Collection
The Night Sister (h2tp) Jennifer McMahon Sus/Th/M/GH
Crusade's End Graham McNeill
Dan Abnett
Ben Counter
SF - The Horus Heresy Omnibus 1
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Helen Oyeyemi MR/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Collection
Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales Shakespeare's Fantasy World Adrian Tchaikovsky
Emma Newman
Jonathan Barnes
Foz Meadows
Kate Heartfield
HistF - Anthology
Cat Out of Hell (h2tp) Lynne Truss Hu/M/H
War of the Fang Chris Wraight SF - Space Marine Battles



March 9, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
"Radio Free Trismegistus" (e) Ian Tregillis HistF - The Witch Who Came in From the Cold - Episode 7



March 10, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Helix: Episode 1 (e) Nathan M. Farrugia Tech/Th
Birthright: Beacon 1 (e) Valerie Parv SFR



D - Debut
e - eBook
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint


DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Faity Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghosts
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LM - Legend and Myth
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MU - Mash Up
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17


This is the seventeenth 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 here
Part 8 here
Part 9 here
Part 10 here




Debbie Herbert (2013)

Changeling
An Appalachian Magic Novel
October 14, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
She thought she was a witch...she's more.

Skye's a teen witch who sucks at spells and works at a metaphysical store, The Green Fairy. Strange things are happening there at night: black specks of movement out of the corner of her eye, mysterious buzzing noises, unidentified dragonfly-like carcasses in the basement, and a hidden cache of absinthe (aka fairy crack).

Kheelan is a human changeling. Raised with the fairies, he's viewed as an inferior species whose only use is to serve his kidnappers. He's been totally screwed by the Fae and his only goal in life is freedom. When he meets Skye, he sees an opportunity to escape. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by feelings for this quirky witch.

Skye stumbles upon the remains of dead fairies at the store and is approached by Kheelan who has been sent to investigate the pixie murders. Skye falls for him--only to discover he's using her to win his freedom. He tells her she is half-fairy and has secret powers, but Skye finds it hard to believe when she can never get a spell to work.

As Samhain, the witch's Halloween, draws near she must make a bold move to claim her heritage and power, restore order in the fairy realm, and try to win Kheelan's freedom and love. Absinthe, autism and augury meld into a paranormal cauldron where fairies are sly tricksters waiting to trap you in their Realm.


Bayou Shadow Hunter
Bayou Magic 1
Harlequin, March 1, 2016
eBook
Mass Market Paperback, March 8, 2016, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
HOT, SULTRY, DEADLY… THESE ARE THE SECRETS THAT LURK IN THE BAYOU.

Bent on revenge, Native American Shadow Hunter Tombi Silver could turn to only one woman, the "witch" Annie Matthews, for help. Her ability to hear auras had allowed her to discover Tombi's friend mystically trapped by forces that could destroy them all. The accompanying message of a traitor in their midst meant Tombi could trust no one. Dare he bring Annie along on his quest to fight shadow spirits? Putting his faith in someone outside his tribe, especially one who pulled at his tightly controlled desires, could prove just as dangerous as his mission…




Elliott James (2013)

Bulls Rush In
Pax Arcana
Orbit, April 28, 2015
eBook, 37 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
John Charming. Ex knight. Current monster hunter.

John's past is complicated enough, so he tries to keep life simple: Find monster. Kill Monster. But when he wanders into Vista Verde, a small town with a big secret, he soon discovers that the simple answer is a load of bull.

This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now.

Word count: ~8500

Other Pax Arcana Short Fiction:
Charmed I'm Sure
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
Pushing Luck
Surreal Estate
Dog-Gone
Bulls Rush In
Talking Dirty


Talking Dirty
Pax Arcana
Orbit, May 19, 2015
eBook, 47 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
John Charming. Ex knight. Current monster hunter.

While trying to deal with a monster he can't bring himself to kill, John Charming soon runs into another problem: Magic and technology don't mix...so how is a phone sex operation enchanting men through their cell phones?

This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now.

Word count: ~13,000

Other Pax Arcana Short Fiction:
Charmed I'm Sure
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
Pushing Luck
Surreal Estate
Dog-Gone
Bulls Rush In
Talking Dirty


Fearless
Pax Arcana 3
Orbit, August 11, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
When your last name is Charming, rescuing virgins comes with the territory -- even when the virgin in question is a nineteen-year-old college boy.

Someone, somewhere, has declared war on Kevin Kichida, and that someone has a long list of magical predators on their rolodex. The good news is that Kevin lives in a town where Ted Cahill is the new sheriff and old ally of John Charming.

The attacks on Kevin seem to be a pattern, and the more John and his new team follow that thread, the deeper they find themselves in a maze of supernatural threats, family secrets, and age-old betrayals. The more John learns, the more convinced he becomes that Kevin Kichida isn't just a victim, he's a sacrifice waiting to happen. And that thread John's following? It's really a fuse...

FEARLESS is the third novel in an urban fantasy series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first two novels are Charming & Daring.


In Shining Armor
Pax Arcana 4
Orbit, April 26, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

[cover not yet available]
This fairy godmother's got claws.

When someone kidnaps the last surviving descendant of the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, it's bad news. When the baby is the key to the tenuous alliance between a large werewolf pack and the knights, it's even worse news. They're at each other's throats before they've even begun to look for baby Constance.

But whoever kidnapped Constance didn't count on one thing: she's also the goddaughter of John Charming. Modern-day descendant of a long line of famous dragon slayers, witch finders, and wrong righters. John may not have any experience being a parent, but someone is about to find out that he can be one mean mother...

IN SHINING ARMOR is the fourth novel in a series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first three novels are Charming, Daring, & Fearless.




Stephen P. Kiernan (2013)

The Hummingbird
William Morrow, September 8, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages
Trade Paperback, June 8, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption.

Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal, and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had.

At the same time, Deborah’s primary patient is Barclay Reed, a retired history professor and expert in the Pacific Theater of World War II whose career ended in academic scandal. Alone in the world, the embittered professor is dying. As Barclay begrudgingly comes to trust Deborah, he tells her stories from that long-ago war, which help her find a way to help her husband battle his demons.

Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, The Hummingbird is a masterful story of loving commitment, service to country, and absolution through wisdom and forgiveness.




Mur Lafferty (2013)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: A Sorcerer's Apprentice: Episode 4
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, September 30, 2015
eBook,41 pages


Good intentions in Glasgow lead to disastrous results.

Sal and Asanti leave the rest of the Team in the lurch when they jet off to Scotland to attend the funeral of the archivists’ mentor. Something is amiss in the Dear Green Place, however, as the pair land to discover the entire city has become obsessed with a restaurant (which just happens to be owned by the deceased mentor’s only living relative). They beat the crowds to get a table, only to find the fight has just begun and they left their muscle at home.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty and explores how magic, like food, is rarely cut and dried.

Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Google Play : iBooks : Kobo


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: Under My Skin: (Episode 8) 
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, October 28, 2015
eBook, 42 pages

When it comes to tattoos in the City of Sin, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.

The Team must travel to Las Vegas when the human canvases of a tattoo competition show start dying. The list of potential magical murders is colorful and well documented across episodes of
Ink Stainz: Vegas—but appearances can be deceiving and the team must check their prejudices at customs and investigate the bristly and well inked lot before time runs out and more victims fall prey to the demonic ink.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty and brings some Vegas vice and trash TV to our story. Get ready for deadly drama because no one is here to make friends.

Amazon : Google Play : iBooks : Kobo


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: Shore Leave: (Episode 10)
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, November 11, 2015
eBook, 43 pages

Grace gets a day off and time threatens to swallow Rome.

It’s Grace’s one day off a year and nothing will stop her from enjoying every last second of it: not Sal’s troubling sleepwalking, not the mysterious tour guide Aaron, not even the magical artifact spreading a time-slowing bubble across Rome. The team’s troubles may never stop—but sometimes, you have to make time for a spin class.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty and shows us the importance of taking time for oneself—even when time is of the essence.

Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Google Play : iBooks : Kobo


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
Bookburners: Keeping Friends Close: (Episode 13)
Bookburners Season One
Serial Box, December 9, 2015
eBook, 37 pages

Episode 13 of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series from Serial Box, will be unlucky for someone—but whom?

After Sal, possessed by the Hand, turns on her friends and teammates, Team Three has to decide whether she is a victim or a target. As Father Menchu tries to buy time, Teams One and Two gear up for the kind of action usually filed under "extreme prejudice." And the Hand, with the dark power of the Codex Umbra at his command, begins to assemble an army.

This episode is brought to you by team-writer Mur Lafferty, who recommends against reading it on a dark and stormy night.

Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Google Play : iBooks : Kobo




Ann Leckie (2013)

Ancillary Mercy
Imperial Radch 3
Orbit, October 6, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17
The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice, the only novel to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself.

Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.

In the Ancillary world:
1. Ancillary Justice
2. Ancillary Sword
3. Ancillary Mercy

The View From Monday - November 3, 2014


Happy first Monday in November! Halloween was not good here - it rained - again! We did have a few trick or treaters before it started to pour though. I love seeing all the costumes and creativity!  We're going to have many treats for you this month - giveaways, videos and more!


The View From Monday - November 3, 2014


This is a pretty full release week with 4 debuts:

Arcana by Jessica Leake;

Chain of Events by Fredrik T. Olsson (US Debut);

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini;

and

One Red Thread by Ernie Wood.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Siren's Treasure (Dark Seas 2) by Debbie Herbert;

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Tainted Blood (Generation V #3) by M.L. Brennan.



November 1, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Secrets of the Dead: A novel of mummies and ancient curses Simon Clark H
Richard Cowper Richard Cowper SF - SF Gateway Omnibuses
Elite: Wanted (e) Gavin Deas SF - Elite - Game Tie-In
The Thousand Emperors Gary Gibson SF - Final Days 2
Redemption Jon Grahame Ap - Reaper 3
Siren's Treasure (e) Debbie Herbert PNR - Dark Seas 2
Horizon (e) Keith Stevenson SF
The Air War Adrian Tchaikovsky SF - Shadows of the Apt 8



November 3, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Circus of the Damned Cornelia Grey PNR - Deal with a Devil 2
Rustication (h2tp) Charles Palliser Go
One Red Thread (D) Ernie Wood TT



November 4, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Pretender's Gambit Alex Archer UF - Rogue Angel 51
Judgment Plague James Axler SF - Outlanders 71
Polestar Omega James Axler SF - Deathlands 119
Iron Winter (h2mm) Stephen Baxter F - Northland Trilogy 3
Proxima Stephen Baxter SF - Proxima 1
Empire of Dust Jacey Bedford SF - Psi-Tech 1
Too Many Fairy Princes Alex Beecroft PNR
While Beauty Slept (h2tp) Elizabeth Blackwell Go
Masks (h2mm) E. C. Blake F - The Masks of Aygrima 1
Tainted Blood M.L. Brennan UF - Generation V #3
The Kraken King Meljean Brook PNR/SP - Iron Seas 4
Reap the Wind Karen Chance UF - Cassie Palmer 7
Snow White Red-Handed Maia Chance PM -  Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery 1
A Play of Shadow Julie E. Czerneda F - Night's Edge 2
The Talon of Horus Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000: Horus Heresy
Hope Reformed David Drake
Eric Flint
S.M. Stirling
SF - General 7 and 8 - Omnibus
Axiomatic: Short Stories of Science Fiction Greg Egan SF - Collection
Willful Child Steven Erikson SF
1636: The Viennese Waltz Eric Flint
Paula Goodlett
Gorg Huff
SF/AH - The Ring of Fire 18
Another One Bites the Dust Chris Marie Green UF - Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire 2
Jala's Mask Mike Grinti
Rachel Grinti
F
Dead Ever After (tp) Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood13
Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison SF - Biography/ Autobiography
The Baskerville Tales (e) Emma Jane Holloway PM - Baskerville
The Baskerville Affair Complete Series 3-Book Bundle: A Study in Silks, A Study in Darkness, A Study in Ashes (e) Emma Jane Holloway PM
The Glass Magician Charlie N. Holmberg F - Paper Magician 2
The Future Fallsm Tanya Huff UF - The Enchantment Emporium 3
Metrophage (ri) Richard Kadrey Dys/CyP
The Enduring Flame Trilogy (e) Mercedes Lackey
James Mallory
F - Enduring Flame Omnibus
Arcana (D) Jessica Leake HistF
Rule Breaker Lora Leigh PNR - Breed 13
Tarkin: Star Wars James Luceno SF - Star Wars
Plagued By Quilt Molly MacRae PM - Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery 4
The Dark Servant Matt Manochio H
Dreamer's Pool Juliet Marillier HistF - Blackthorn & Grim 1
Lowball: A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel George R. R. Martin (ed)
Melinda Snodgrass (ed)
SF - Wild Cards 22
Coming Home Jack McDevitt SF - Alex Benedict 7
The Eternal Champion (ri) Michael Moorcock F - Eternal Champion Sequence 1
Scent of Valor (e) Annie Nicholas PNR - Chronicles of Eorthe 2
Chain of Events (D - US) Fredrik T. Olsson AA/Ap/PA/SF
Heart Fire Robin D. Owens PNR - Celta 13
Morgue Drawer: Do Not Enter! Jutta Profijt PM - Morgue Drawer 4
King of Assassins Jenna Rhodes F - The Elven Ways 3
The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure C. D. Rose Hu/Parody
Dead, Undead, or Somewhere In Between (e) J.A. Saare UF - Rhiannon's Law 1
DemonWars: The First King: The Dame and The Bear R. A. Salvatore F - Saga of the First King 2
Limit (h2tp) Frank Schatzing SF
Shattered Shields Bryan Thomas Schmidt (ed)
Jennifer Brozak (ed)
F - Anthology
The Turning Season Sharon Shinn UF - Shifting Circle 3
Halo: Broken Circle John Shirley SF - Halo
In the Beginning: A short story prequel to the novel Rivers (e) Michael Farris Smith Ap/PA
The Book of Heaven (h2tp) Patricia Storace LF/F
Fog Heart (e) Thomas Tessier H
Her Lone Wolf Paige Tyler PNR/Sus - X-Ops 2
The Heart Does Not Grow Back (D) Fred Venturini SH
The Short Victorious War Leather Bound Edition David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 3
The Sword of Michael Marcus Wynne UF - Depossessionist 1



November 5, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Interpretation of Zines: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Fanzines Luis Ortiz LC/SF/F
Where the Lost Things Are: A Tor.Com Original Rudy Rucker SF



November 6, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Olympus Confidential Robert B. Warren UF - Plato Jones 2



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

AA - Action and Adventure
AH - Alternate History
Ap - Apocalyptic
CyP - Cyberpunk
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Sp - Steampunk
Sus - Suspense
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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")!

Voter for your favorite from the monthly 2013 Winners!

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2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November 2013 Winner


The winner of the November Debut Author Challenge Cover wars is Siren's Secret by Debbie Herbert with 58% of the votes.


2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November 2013 Winner

Read about how the cover was created at "Behind the Scenes: SIREN’S SECRET" here.




The Final Results

2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November 2013 Winner




The November Debut Covers

2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November 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 December 2013 Debut covers.

2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November 2013


It's time for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for November 2013!





Since Cover Wars was so much fun as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, we're doing it again for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge. Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from each month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2013 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is released in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when I have it.











Cover art by Juliana Kolesova. Art direction by Katie Anderson.






Read about how the cover was created at "Behind the Scenes: SIREN’S SECRET" here.

The View From Monday - November 4, 2013


Happy first Monday in November! Hope everyone in the US (who had to switch) fell back to Standard time okay. I find this much easier than losing an hour in the Spring when we switch to Daylight Savings Time. I wish that we could just stay on Standard time all year or Daylight Time. I'm not a fan of the switching back and forth. As for reading last week... I started a number of novels and hope to get through a couple of them at least. My daughter is applying to college and that seems to consume a great deal of time leaving me little time for my very neglected TBR.


The View From Monday - November 4, 2013


This is a very full release week with something for everyone - UF, PNR, SF, F, etc.!  You may find a printable PDF of this week's releases (also including November 1st) here.


November's two Debuts are out this week:

The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney;

and

Siren's Secret (Dark Seas 1) by Debbie Herbert.


From a formerly featured Debut Author Challenge author:

Entwined (Darkest London 3.5) by Kristen Callihan.


And for fans of ParaCozyMysMo:

A Potion to Die For (Magic Potion Mystery 1) by Heather Blake

Words With Fiends (Black Cat Bookshop 3) by Ali Brandon

Charms and Chocolate Chips (Magical Bakery Mystery 3) by Bailey Cates

The Thrill of the Haunt (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 5) by E.J. Copperman



November 1, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Days of the Deer Liliana Bodoc F - Saga of the Borderlands
Journey to Wudang (e) Kylie Chan F
A Single Girl's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (Kindle e) JT Clay PNR/Humor/Z
The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe D.G. Compton SF - SF Masterworks
The Forgotten City (Kindle e) Nina D'Aleo UF - Demon War Chronicles 2
Claiming the Jackal (e) Seressia Glass PNR
Dark Prince's Desire (e) Jessa Slade PNR
Eclipse: The Lost Book of Ascension (Kindle e) Dirk Strasser F
Equinox: The Second Book of Ascension (Kindle e) Dirk Strasser F
The Invisible Man H. G. Wells SF - SF Masterworks



November 4, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Rustication: A Novel Charles Palliser Go
Sing for the Dead (e) PJ Schnyder PNR - London Undead 2



November 5, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
First and Only (ri) Dan Abnett F - Black Library Classics / Warhammer 40,000
To Dance with the Devil Cat Adams UF - Blood Singer 6
Dragon Actually (ri) G.A. Aiken PNR - Dragon Kin 1
Terminator Dreams (e) Aaron Allston SF - Terminator 3
Terminator Hunt (e) Aaron Allston SF - Terminator 3
Darkness Splintered Keri Arthur UF - Dark Angels 6
Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark Paul Auster Meta
Fortune's Pawn Rachel Bach SF - Paradox 1
Iron Winter Stephen Baxter F - Northland Trilogy 3
The Teleportation Accident (h2tp) Ned Beauman TT/GB
Scent of Darkness (h2tp) Margot Berwin H
Masks E. C. Blake F
A Potion to Die For Heather Blake PCM - Magic Potion Mystery 1
Swords Are My Business: A Collection of Four Eddie LaCrosse Novels Alex Bledsoe F - Eddie LaCrosse
Words With Fiends Ali Brandon PCM - Black Cat Bookshop 3
Entwined Kristen Callihan PHR - Darkest London 3.5
Charms and Chocolate Chips Bailey Cates PCM - Magical Bakery Mystery 3
The Golden City (D) J. Kathleen Cheney F
Magic and Loss Nancy A. Collins UF - Golgotham 3
The Thrill of the Haunt E.J. Copperman PCM - Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 5
SEAL Team 13 Evan Currie H/Th - SEAL Team 13 1
The Ice Dragon (ri) Bianca D'Arc PNR - Dragon Knights 3
A Dance of Blades David Dalglish F - Shadowdance 2
Wild Darkness Lauren Dane PNR - Bound by Magick 4
After Ellen Datlow (ed) Ap/Dys - Anthology
A Cosmic Christmas 2 You Hank Davis (ed) SF - Anthology
Gossamer Wing Delphine Dryden SPR - Steam and Seduction 1
A Feast of Souls Hailey Edwards PNR - Araneae Nation 2
Midkemia: The Chronicles of Pug Raymond E. Feist
Stephen Abrams
F
Home for the Holidays: A Night Huntress Novella Jeaniene Frost UF - Night Huntress
The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure William Goldman F
The Child Keith F. Goodnight SF
The Keepers: Christmas in Salem Heather Graham
Deborah LeBlanc
Kathleen Pickering
Beth Ciotta
PNR - Anthology
Midnight's Surrender (e) Donna Grant PNR -  A Dark Warriors Holiday Novella
Rise of the Machines (e 1st) David Hagberg SF - Terminator 3
Deadlocked (mm2tp) Charlaine Harris UF - Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series 12
Kinked Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races 6
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction David G. Hartwell (ed)
Patrick Nielson Hayden (ed)
SF - Anthology
Siren's Secret (D) Debbie Herbert PNR - Dark Seas 1
Sister Mine (h2tp) Nalo Hopkinson F
The Silvered (h2mm) Tanya Huff F
Trollslayer (ri) William King F - Black Library Archive / Warhammer 40,000 / Gotrek & Felix
Nightmare City Andrew Klaven H
Come and Take Them Tom Kratman SF
Contagion Tim Lebbon PA - Toxic City 3
Trade Secret Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF - Liaden Universe 10
The God Tattoo: Untold Tales from the Twilight Reign Tom Lloyd F
Flame of Sevenwaters (h2mm) Juliet Marillier F - Sevenwaters 6
Starhawk Jack McDevitt SF - Engines of God 7
The Lair Emily McKay UF - The Farm 2
Nightbringer (ri) Graham McNeill F - Black Library Archive / Warhammer 40,000 / Ultramarines
Tour of the Merrimack: Volume Two R. M. Meluch SF
Hell Bent Devon Monk UF - Broken Magic 1
Here Comes the Vampire (Kindle e) Kimberly Raye PNR - Dead End Dating 6
The Guns of Santa Sangre Eric Red H / W
The Misfortune Cookie Laura Resnick UF - Esther Diamond 6
Much Ado about Magic (ri) Patricia Rice PNR - Magic 5
The Legend of Drizzt 25th Anniversary Edition, Book III R. A. Salvatore F - Legend of Drizzt Omnibus
Limit Frank Schatzing SF/ Th
Bellman & Black Diane Setterfield Gh
Royal Airs Sharon Shinn F - Elemental Blessings 2
The Icy Touch John Shirley UF - Grimm
Declaration of Courtship (e) Nalini Singh PNR - Psy/Changeling Novella
Texture of Intimacy (e) Nalini Singh PNR - Psy/Changeling Novella
Spheres of Influence Ryk E. Spoor SF
Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2013 Edition: A Tor.Com Original (e) Various SF/F - Anthology
Burning Paradise Robert Charles Wilson SF
Star Wars: Death Star Owner's Technical Manual: Imperial DS-1 Orbital Battle Station Ryder Windham
Chris Reiff
Chris Trevas
SF - Star Wars
Eternal Sin: Mark of the Vampire Laura Wright PNR - Mark of the Vampire 6



November 6, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gamification / C-Monkeys Keith Hollihan SF - Novellas
The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter: A Tor.Com Original Andy Marino SF
Kabu Kabu Nnedi Okorafor F - Collection



November 7, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Rowena's Key: HarperImpulse Fantasy Romance Novella (e) AJ Nuest FR - The Golden Key Chronicles 1



November 8, 2013
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mister October, Volume I - An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala Christopher Golden (ed) H / SpecFic - Anthology
Mister October, Volume II - An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala Christopher Golden (ed) H / SpecFic - Anthology


D - Debut
e - eBook
e 1st - first eBook edition
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


Ap - Apocalyptic
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
Gh - Ghosts
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
Meta - Metaphysical
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western
Z - Zombies
The View From Monday - December 19, 2016What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 14The View From Monday - March 7, 2016What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 17The View From Monday - November 3, 20142013 Debut Author Challenge - COVER OF THE YEAR2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November 2013 Winner2013 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November 2013Interview with Debbie Herbert, author of Siren's Secret - November 4, 2013The View From Monday - November 4, 2013

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