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January Releases

Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in January 2015. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. The most accurate lists usually can be found for each week in The View From Monday posts... on Mondays. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US.

January Releases

January 1, 2015
Blood Wolf Dawning (e) Rhyannon Byrd PNR - Bloodrunners
Harlequin Nocturne January 2015 Box Set: Blood Wolf Dawning\Shades of the Wolf Rhyannon Byrd PNR
A Wizard of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation Cecilia Konchar Farr LC
Marked Sarah Fine UF - Servants of Fate 1
The Rats (ri) James Herbert H - Rats 1
The Last Passenger Manel Loureiro SF/TT
Night After Night Phil Rickman H
A Trail Through Time Jodi Taylor SF/TT -  Chronicles of St. Mary's 4
War Master's Gate Adrian Tchaikovsky SF - Shadows of the Apt 9
Shades of the Wolf Karen Whiddon PNR

January 5, 2015
The Colbana Files Boxed Set (e) J.C. Daniels UF

January 6, 2015
Foxglove Summer Ben Aaronovitch UF - Rivers of London / Peter Grant 5
Wolves' Bane (e) Angela Addams PNR - Order of the Wolf 3
Death Mask Alex Archer UF - Rogue Angel 52
The Technician (ri) Neal Asher SF - Polity
Some of the Best from 2014: A Tor.Com Original (e) Various Authors SF/F/UF
Hive Invasion James Axler SF - Deathlands 120
Agenda 21: Into the Shadows Glenn Beck PA - Agenda 21 #2
The Dead Wife's Handbook (D) Hannah Beckerman LF/F
The Witches of Echo Park Amber Benson UF -  Witches of Echo Park 1
A Seamless Murder Melissa Bourbon PM - Magical Dressmaking 6
Golden Son Pierce Brown SF -  Red Rising Trilogy 2
Drifters John L. Campbell H/Z - Omega Days 3
A Case of Possession KJ Charles PNR - A Charm of Magpies 2
A Case of Spirits (e) KJ Charles PNR - A Charm of Magpies 2.5
Spell Blind David B. Coe UF - Case Files of Justis Fearsson 1
Sunglasses After Dark: Full Blooded Collection Nancy Collins GN
In Hot Water J. J. Cook PM - A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade 3
Daierwolves of Paris - Lou Roxane Dambre F/R - Daierwolves of Paris1
Pandorax C Z Dunn SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles 15
California Bones (h2tp) Greg van Eekhout DF - California Bones 1
Diaspora (ri) Greg Egan SF
Distress (ri) Greg Egan SF
Dreamwalker (h2mm) C.S. Friedman UF - Dreamwalker 1
Return to Exile Lynne Gentry Hist/TT - The Carthage Chronicles 2
Gideon (D) Alex Gordon F/P
Tales from the Nightside Simon R. Green UF - Nightside Short Stories
Iron Axe Steven Harper F - The Books of Blood and Iron 1
First and Last Sorcerer Barb Hendee F - Noble Dead 10
A Wind in the Night (h2mm) Barb Hendee F - Noble Dead 9=
Unbound Jim C. Hines UF - Magic Ex Libris 3
Unbound: A Novella (e) Sara Humphreys PNR - Amoveo Legend
Ghost in the Guacamole Sue Ann Jaffarian PM - Ghost of Granny Apples 5
Dreamwalker Russell James H
The Nightmare Girl (e) Jonathan Janz H
The String Diaries (h2tp) Stephen Lloyd Jones Su/H
Mr. Mercedes (h2tp) Stephen King Th/Su
Demon Seed (ri) Dean Koontz Th/H
Blood Will Follow Snorri Kristijansson F - Valhalla Saga 2
Dreamer's Daughter Lynn Kurland F - Nine Kingdoms 3
No Ghouls Allowed: A Ghost Hunter Mystery Victoria Laurie PM - Ghost Hunter Mystery  9
The Bright Empires Collection: The Skin Map, The Bone House, The Spirit Well, The Shadow Lamp, The Fatal Tree (e) Stephen R. Lawhead F - Bright Empires
Carousel Seas Sharon Lee F - Archers Beach 3
The Galaxy Game Karen Lord SF
Evensong John Love SF
Return to Honor (e) Brian McClellan F - Powder Mage
The Winter People (h2tp) Jennifer McMahon Th/Gh
Slavers of the Savage Catacombs Jon F Merz F - Shadow Warrior 2
The Dragon in the Sword Michael Moorcock F - Eternal Champion Sequence 3
Soul Ink (e) J. C. Nelson UF - Grimm Agency 1.5
Orphan Brigade (e) Henry V. O'Neil SF - Sim War 2
Half-Resurrection Blues (D) Daniel José Older UF - Bone Street Rumba 1
Dead Wrong Richard Phillips Esp - Rho Agenda 2
Murder Sarah Pinborough H - Dr. Thomas Bond / Mayhem 2
Mayhem (h2tp) Sarah Pinborough H - Dr. Thomas Bond / Mayhem 1
The Flight of the Silvers (h2tp) Daniel Price SF/PA/Ap - Silvers 1
The Stargods Trilogy Irene Radford SF
Strands of Sorrow John Ringo SF - Black Tide Rising 4
Island of the Forbidden (e) Hunter Shea H
Originator Joel Shepherd SF - Cassandra Kresnov 6
The Light and the Dark (h2tp) Mikhail Shishkin LF/F/TT
The Guard Peter Terrin Dys/SF
Hungry Like the Wolf Paige Tyler PNR - SWAT 1
Fire Water: A Prospero's War Novella (e) Jaye Wells UF - Prospero's War
The Judge of Ages (h2tp) John C. Wright SF - Count to a Trillion 3
Wildalone (D) Krassi Zourkova Oc/Su

January 7, 2015
Kia and Gio: A Tor.Com Original (e) Daniel José Older UF

January 8, 2015
The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown (e) Maurice Druon HistF
Nature's Confession J. L. Morin SF
The Accidental Alchemist The Accidental Alchemist PM - An Accidental Alchemist Mystery 1

January 12, 2015
The Mussorgsky Riddle (D) Darin Kennedy F/Sus
Carniepunk: Freak House (e) Kelly Meding UF
Carniepunk: The Inside Man (e) Nicole Peeler UF
Carniepunk: Painted Love (e) Rob Thurman UF
Carniepunk: The Werewife (e) Jaye Wells UF

January 13, 2015
Hunger's Mate Part 1 A. C. Arthur PNR - Shadow Shifters 5
Unbreakable (D) W. C. Bauers SF
Kushiel's Dart (ri) Jacqueline Carey HistF - Kushiel's Legacy 1
Amnesia Peter Carey LF/Tech
Owl and the Japanese Circus (D)(e) Kristi Charish UF
The Deep Nick Cutter H
The Last American Vampire Seth Grahame-Smith H/AH
Fram Steve Himmer LF/Th
Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel Dean Koontz Sus/Th - Odd Thomas 7
The Dagger's Path Glenda Larke F - The Forsaken Lands 2
The Magician's Lie: A Novel (D) Greer Macallister Hist
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad George R. R. Martin (ed) SF - Short Stories
The Whispering Swarm Michael Moorcock F - The Sanctuary of the White Friars1
A Beautiful Accident: A Tor.Com Original (e) Peter Orullian F
Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (D - US) Adam Roberts SF
The Afrika Reich (h2tp) Guy Saville TH/AH
The Providence of Fire Brian Staveley F - Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne 2
Near Enemy: A Spademan Novel Adam Sternbergh M/PA - Spademan 2
Heart of the Serpent (e) N.J. Walters PNR - Hades' Carnival 5
The Just City Jo Walton F

January 14, 2015
And the Burned Moths Remain: A Tor.Com Original Benjanun Sriduangkaew F - A Tor.Com Original

January 16, 2015
What a Wolf Wants (K e) Heather Long PNR - Black Hill Wolves 2

January 19, 2015
The Lost Level (e) Briane Keene AA/SF
Broken Shadows AJ Larrieu UF - Shadowminds 3

January 20, 2015
Half a King (h2tp) Joe Abercrombie F - Shattered Sea / Half a King 1
Hunger's Mate Part 2 (e) A. C. Arthur PNR - Shadow Shifters 5
Crystal Rain (ri) Tobias S. Buckell SF
Black Moon (h2tp) Kenneth Calhoun PA
That Old Black Magic (h2tp) Mary Jane Clark PM - Piper Donovan 4
Making Magic (e) Donna June Cooper PNR - Books of the Kindling 3
Ahriman: Sorcerer John French SF - Warhammer 40,000
Through the Static Jeanette Grey PNR
A Fold in the Tent of the Sky Michael Hale TH/SF/TT
Tides of Maritinia Warren Hammond SF
The Rabbit Back Literature Society Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen F/M
The Crimson Campaign (h2tp) Brian McClellan F - The Powder Mage Trilogy 1
White Knight (e) Kelly Meade PNR - Cornerstone Rune Trilogy 3
The Knights of the Round Table Daniel Mersey F - Myths and Legends 13
Angels & Exiles Yves Meynard SF/F - Collection
Burned Karen Marie Moning PNR - Fever 7
Labyrinthian (e) Sunny Moraine PNR - Line and Orbit
King of the Cracksmen: A Steampunk Entertainment Dennis O'Flaherty SP
The Globe (ri) Terry Pratchett
Ian Stewart
Jack Cohen
F - Science of Discworld 2
Morte (D) Robert Repino F
The Path Peter Riva SF
Perdita (D) Hilary Scharper Hist
Vicious (h2tp) V. E. Schwab F
Inked Eric Smith F/YA
Well in Time Suzan Still F/TT
This Is Your Destiny (K e) Denise Grover Swank UF - A Curse Keepers Secret Book 3
The Yellow Wood Melanie Tem F
Three Princes (h2tp) Ramona Wheeler F

January 21, 2015
Damage: A Tor.Com Original (e) David D. Levine SF
Fatal Feast (D) Jay Ruud HistF - A Merlin Mystery 1

January 22, 2015
The Last Quarrel: Episode 1 Duncan Lay F - The Last Quarrel

January 23, 2015
Black Hills Desperado (K e) D.L. Jackson PNR - Black Hill Wolves3

January 26, 2015
Transmuted (e) Karina Cooper HistF - St. Croix Chronicles 6
The Second Lie Anna Richland UFR - Immortal Vikings 2

January 27, 2015
Wastelands - Stories of the Apocalypse John Joseph Adams (ed) Ap/PA - Anthology
Hunger's Mate Part 3 A. C. Arthur PNR - Shadow Shifters 5
Mercy Snow (h2tp) Tiffany Baker Gothic
Shattered Pillars (h2tp) Elizabeth Bear F - The Eternal Sky 2
Night Broken (h2mm) Patricia Briggs UF - Mercy Thompson 8
Queen of the Dark Things (h2tp) C. Robert Cargill UF - Dreams and Shadows 2
Gemini Cell Myke Cole F/Mil - Shadow Ops 4
Forged in Fire (e) Juliette Cross PNR - Vessel Trilogy 1
Deadeye William C. Dietz SF - Mutant Files 1
The Sea Without a Shore (h2mm) David Drake SF - RCN 10
Pacific Fire Greg van Eekhout UF - Daniel Blackland 2
Wolf Winter (D) Cecilia Ekback Hist/Su
Viper Game Christine Feehan PNR - Ghostwalker 11
Pillar to the Sky (h2tp) William R. Forstchen Th/Ap
Bound by Flames Jeaniene Frost PNR - Night Prince 3
Panther Prowling Yasmine Galenorn UF -  Otherworld 17
Waking the Dead (h2mm) Heather Graham M/Su/R - Cafferty & Quinn 2
The Orphan Choir Sophie Hannah H
The Salt Roads (e)(ri) Nalo Hopkinson TT/R
Skin Folk: Stories (e)(ri) Nalo Hopkinson F/SF - Collection
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth Stephen Jones (ed) H
Come and Take Them (h2mm) Tom Kratman SF - Carerra 5
The Man Who Made Models R.A. Lafferty SF - Collection
Season of Strangers (ri) Kat Martin PNR
Misery Loves Company (e) Tracey Martin UF - Miss Misery 3
Vengeful Spirit Graham McNeill SF - The Horus Heresy2 9
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown John Jackson Miller SF - Star Trek: The Next Generation
Inside a Silver Box Walter Mosley SF
Master Sergeant Mel Odom SF - The Makaum War 1
The Originals: The Rise Julie Plec UF - The Originals 1
The Long Mars (h2mm) Terry Pratchett
Stephen Baxter
SF - Long Earth 3
The Three Fates of Ryan Love Erin Quinn PNR - Beyond 2
Ourselves S.G. Redling UF - Nahan1
The Great Zoo of China Matthew Reilly Th
The Silent Girls Eric Rickstad Th
Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown (h2mm) Joe Schreiber SF - Star Wars: Maul
The Mime Order Samantha Shannon F - Bone Season 2
The Dragon Conspiracy Lisa Shearin UF - SPI Files 2
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac: A Novel (D) Sharma Shields LF/F
The Revolution Trade: A Merchant Princes Omnibus Charles Stross F - Merchant Princes
The City Stained Red Sam Sykes F - Bring Down Heaven 1
The Girl in 6E (h2tp) A R. Torre Th - Deanna Madden 1
Guardian: A Novel Erik Williams F/Mil
Blind Faith Rebecca Zanetti RSus - Sin Brothers 3

January 29, 2015
Alien Imaginations: Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism Ulrike Kuchler (ed)
Silja Maehl (ed)
Graeme Stout (ed)
SF - Anthology
A Wizard Rises: HarperImpulse Fantasy Romance (A Serial Novella) (e) AJ Nuest FR - The Golden Key Legacy 3
The Golden Cage (e) J.D. Oswald F - Ballad of Sir Benfro 3
The Boy Who Wept Blood (e) Den Patrick F

January 30, 2015
Wolf's Song (K e) Taryn Kincaid PNR - Black Hill Wolves 4

January 31, 2015
Forsaken Kelley Armstrong UF - Otherworld Stories 13.3
The Way into Magic Harry Connolly F - The Great Way 2
Jacaranda Cherie Priest SP - Clockwork Century Novella
Ashes and Arsenic (e) SM Reine PM - Preternatural Affairs 6

D - Debut
e - eBook
ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
K e - Kindle eBook only
ri - reissue or reprint

AA - Action Adventure
AH - Alternate History
Ap - Apocalyptic
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
Gh - Ghosts
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fictiom
M - Mystery
Mil - Military
Oc - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
Z - Zombies

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts

There are  debuts 10 debuts for January. Please note that I use the publisher's publication date in the United States, not copyright dates or non-US publication dates.

The January debut authors and their novels are listed in alphabetical order by author (not book title or publication date). Take a good look at the covers. Voting for your favorite January cover for the 2014 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place later this month.

If you are participating as a reader in the Challenge, please let us know in the comments what you are thinking of reading or email us at DAC.TheQwillery  @  gmail . com (remove the spaces).

Pierce Brown

Red Rising
Red Rising Trilogy 1
Del Rey, January 28, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”

“I live for you,” I say sadly.

Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

James L. Cambias

A Darkling Sea
Tor Books, January 28, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don’t disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they’re free to conduct their missions in peace.

But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war.

Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict, a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives—and the future of human exploration—is anything but certain, in A Darkling Sea by James Cambias.

Rachel Cantor

A Highly Unlikely Scenario or, a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World
Melville House, January 14, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 256 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
In the not-too-distant future, competing giant fast food factions rule the world. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in a lonely but highly surveilled home office, answering calls on his complaints hotline. It’s a boring job, but he likes it—there’s a set answer for every scenario, and he never has to leave the house. Except then he starts getting calls from Marco, who claims to be a thirteenth-century explorer just returned from Cathay. And what do you say to a caller like that? Plus, Neetsa Pizza doesn’t like it when you go off script.

Meanwhile, Leonard’s sister keeps disappearing on secret missions with her “book club,” leaving him to take care of his nephew, which means Leonard has to go outside. And outside is where the trouble starts.

A dazzling debut novel wherein medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians skirmish for control over secret mystical knowledge, and one Neetsa Pizza employee discovers that you can’t save the world with pizza coupons.

John Dixon

Phoenix Island
Gallery Books, January 7, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
The judge told Carl that one day he’d have to decide exactly what kind of person he would become. But on Phoenix Island, the choice will be ma de for him.

A champion boxer with a sharp hook and a short temper, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman has been shuffled from foster home to foster home. He can’t seem to stay out of trouble—using his fists to defend weaker classmates from bullies. His latest incident sends his opponent to the emergency room, and now the court is sending Carl to the worst place on earth: Phoenix Island.

Classified as a “terminal facility,” it’s the end of the line for delinquents who have no home, no family, and no future. Located somewhere far off the coast of the United States—and immune to its laws—the island is a grueling Spartan-style boot camp run by sadistic drill sergeants who show no mercy to their young, orphan trainees. Sentenced to stay until his eighteenth birthday, Carl plans to play by the rules, so he makes friends with his wisecracking bunkmate, Ross, and a mysterious gray-eyed girl named Octavia. But he makes enemies, too, and after a few rough scrapes, he earns himself the nickname “Hollywood” as well as a string of punishments, including a brutal night in the “sweatbox.” But that’s nothing compared to what awaits him in the “Chop Shop”—a secret government lab where Carl is given something he never dreamed of.

A new life. . . .

A new body. A new brain.

Gifts from the fatherly Old Man, who wants to transform Carl into something he’s not sure he wants to become.

For this is no ordinary government project. Phoenix Island is ground zero for the future of combat intelligence.

And for Carl, it’s just the beginning. . . .

Elisabeth Elo

North of Boston
Pamela Dorman Books, January 23, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
Dennis Lehane meets Smilla’s Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions

Elisabeth Elo’s debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north.

When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But the boat’s owner and her professional fisherman friend, Ned, is not so lucky.

Compelled to look after Noah, the son of the late Ned and her alcoholic prep school friend, Thomasina, Pirio can’t shake the lurking suspicion that the boat’s sinking—and Ned’s death—was no accident. It’s a suspicion seconded by her deeply cynical, autocratic Russian father, who tells her that nothing is ever what it seems. Then the navy reaches out to her to participate in research on human survival in dangerously cold temperatures.

With the help of a curious journalist named Russell Parnell, Pirio begins unraveling a lethal plot involving the glacial whaling grounds off Baffin Island. In a narrow inlet in the arctic tundra, Pirio confronts her ultimate challenge: to trust herself.

A gripping literary thriller, North of Boston combines the atmospheric chills of Jussi Adler-Olsen with the gritty mystery of Laura Lippman. And Pirio Kasparov is a gutsy, compellingly damaged heroine with many adventures ahead.

Marko Kloos

Terms of Enlistment
47North, January 28, 2013
Trade Paperback, 346 pages
Previously published in Kindle eBook format, May 8, 2013

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:
You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service.

With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.

The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.

Snorri Kristjansson

Swords of Good Men
The Valhalla Saga 1
Jo Fletcher Books, January 7, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages
US Debut

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
Swords of Good Men, Snorri Kristjansson’s debut novel, incorporates the myths that fascinated him as a child with his passion for epic fantasy. Ulfar Thormodsson has spent two years travelling as envoy and bodyguard to his high-born cousin. They have one last stop – the walled port town of Stenvik – before they can finally go home.

Thormodsson meets the beautiful and tragic Lilja, who immediately captures his heart. Stenvik is also home to solitary blacksmith Audun Arngrimsson, whose past hides many dark secrets. Soon, the conflict brewing between two factions of dangerous and determined men of the town threatens to sweep all of them, natives and visitors alike, into the jaws of war.

The factions within Stenvik are about to come to blows, but a far bigger battle is approaching: a young King Olav is bringing the White Christ at point of sword and edge of blade. And on the horizon are the sails of another, more mysterious enemy. Thormodsson and his companions will soon learn that in this conflict between the Old Gods and the new, there are enemies everywhere—outside the walls of Stenvik as well as within.

Brian Staveley

The Emperor's Blades
Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne 1
Tor Books, January 14, 2013
Hardcover and eBook, 480 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

Kaden, the heir to the Unhewn Throne, has spent eight years sequestered in a remote mountain monastery, learning the enigmatic discipline of monks devoted to the Blank God. Their rituals hold the key to an ancient power he must master before it's too late.

An ocean away, Valyn endures the brutal training of the Kettral, elite soldiers who fly into battle on gigantic black hawks. But before he can set out to save Kaden, Valyn must survive one horrific final test.

At the heart of the empire, Minister Adare, elevated to her station by one of the emperor's final acts, is determined to prove herself to her people. But Adare also believes she knows who murdered her father, and she will stop at nothing—and risk everything—to see that justice is meted out.

Adam Sternbergh

Shovel Ready
Crown, January 14, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 256 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls “sharp as a paper-cut” about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire.

Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self.

Now he’s a hitman.

In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to “tap in” to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. His new job is not that different from his old one: waste disposal is waste disposal. He doesn’t ask questions, he works quickly, and he’s handy with a box cutter. But when his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, his unadorned life is upended: his mark has a shocking secret and his client has a sordid agenda far beyond a simple kill. Spademan must navigate between these two worlds—the wasteland reality and the slick fantasy—to finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he’s not the one who winds up in the ground.

Adam Sternbergh has written a dynamite debut: gritty, violent, funny, riveting, tender, and brilliant.

T. R. Williams

Journey into the Flame
Rising World Trilogy 1
Atria Books, January 7, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

2014 Debut Author Challenge - January 2014 Debuts
In 2027, the Great Disruption shook the world. An unexplained solar storm struck the earth, shifting it four degrees south on its axis. Everything went dark. Humanity was on the verge of despair. Then a man named Camden Ford discovered a set of ancient books called the Chronicles of Satraya.

Thirty years later, the world is a different place. Thanks to the teachings of the Chronicles, hope has been restored, cities rebuilt, technology advanced. The books also have a different owner: Logan Cutler, who inherited them when Camden mysteriously disappeared. But when Logan auctions off the books to pay his debts, they fall into the wrong hands. The Reges Hominum, a clandestine group that once ruled history from the shadows, is launching a worldwide conspiracy to regain control.

Soon Logan realizes he’s made a terrible mistake. With the help of special agent Valerie Perrot and the wisdom of the Chronicles as his guide, he embarks on an epic quest to get the books back before it’s too late.

Abounding with questions about humanity’s secret past and its unknown future, Journey into the Flame will not only take you to the start of an incredible new world, it will also take you deep into the greater mysteries of the self.

January 2014 Releases

Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in January 2014. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. The most accurate lists usually can be found for each week in The View From Monday posts. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US.

January 2014 Releases

January 1, 2014
Her Vampyrrhic Heart Simon Clark H
Claimed by the Beast (e) Saranna DeWylde PNR
Alychmist (1st e) Ian Irvine F - Well of Echoes Quartet 3
Chimaera (1st e) Ian Irvine F - Well of Echoes Quartet 4
The Curse of the Chosen (1st e) Ian Irvine F - Song of Tears Trilogy 2
The Destiny of the Dead (1st e) Ian Irvine F - Song of Tears Trilogy 3
The Fate of the Fallen (1st e) Ian Irvine F - Song of Tears Trilogy 1
Tetrach (1st e) Ian Irvine F - Well of Echoes Quartet 2
Phoenix Burning (e) Patti O'Shea PNR
The Magus of Hay Phil Rickman Su/M - Merrily Watkins Mysteries 12
Ekaterina and the Firebird: A Tor.Com Original (e) Abra Staffin-Wiebe F
Chicago, The Windigo City Mark Everett Stone UF - From the Files of the BSI  4
The War of the Grail Geoffrey Wilson AH

January 2, 2014
Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth Brian Attebery LC
Catherine's Star (e) Janice Bennett PNR

January 6, 2014
Quicksilver Dreams (e) Danube Adele PNR - Dreamwalkers 1
Broken Blade J.C. Daniels UF - Colbana Files 3
The Damsel and the Daggerman (e) Delilah S. Dawson SPR - BLUD Novella
Ashes & Alchemy Cindy Spencer Pape SPR - Gaslight Chronicles Novella

January 7, 2014
Pecan Pies and Homicides Ellery Adams PCM - Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery 3
Treasure of Lima Alex Archer UF - Rogue Angel 26
Siren Song James Axler (Rik Hoskin) SF - Deathlands 114
Bitter Spirits Jenn Bennett PNR - Roaring Twenties 1
Iron Night M.L. Brennan UF - Generation V 2
Hunting Ground (mm2h) (ri) Patricia Briggs UF - Alpha And Omega 2
The Summer Job Adam Cesare H
The Forever Engine Frank Chadwick SP
Playing with Fire J. J. Cook PCM - Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery 2
1636: Seas of Fortune Iver P. Cooper AH - Ring of Fire
Malodrax Ben Counter SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles 14
Gilded Hearts Christine D'Abo SPR - Shadow Guild 1
Moon Rising Lori Devoti PNR
Phoenix Island (D) John Dixon SF
Eternal Hunter (tp2mm) Cynthia Eden PNR - Night Watch 1
The Magic Between Us Tammy Falkner PHR - Faerie 3
Fearless K.M. Fawcett SFR - Survival Race 2
Dark Wolf Christine Feehan PNR - Dark 25
Murder Sends a Postcard Christy Fifield PCM - Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery 3
Forsaken Jacquelyn Frank PNR - World of Nightwalkers 3
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy Christopher Golden (ed) H/DF - Anthology
Doctor Who: The Doctor's Lives and Times James Goss
Steven Trine
SF - Doctor Who
Once In a Blue Moon Simon R. Green F - Forest Kingdom 4
Work Done for Hire Joe Haldeman SF
The Vampire Hunter Michele Hauf PNR - In the Company of Vampires
The Dog in the Dark (h2mm) Barb Hendee
J. C. Hendee
F - Noble Dead 2
A Wind in the Night Barb Hendee F - Noble Dead 3
The Mysterious Wu Fang: The Case of the Suicide Tomb Robert J. Hogan H/Adv
The End G. Michael Hopf PA - The New World 1
The Long Road G. Michael Hopf PA - The New World 2
Warrior of the West M. K. Hume HistF - King Arthur Trilogy 2
Black Arts Faith Hunter UF - Jane Yellowrock 7
Lord of the Hunt Shona Husk PNR - Annwyn 2
The Gospel of Z Stephen Graham Jones H/Z
The Descent Alma Katsu Su/Th - Taker Trilogy 3
Swords of Good Men (D) Snorri Kristjansson F - Valhalla Saga 1
River of Dreams Lynn Kurland F - Nine Kingdoms 8
Revolution Mercedes Lackey
Cody Martin
Dennis Lee
Veronica Giguere
F - Secret World Chronicle 3
The Ghoul Next Door Victoria Laurie PCM - Ghost Hunter Mystery 8
Out of the Shadows Tim Lebbon SF - Alien 1
On Such a Full Sea Chang-rae Lee Dys
A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume Two Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF - The First Liaden Universe  Collection 2
The Atopia Chronicles (ri) Matthew Mather Ap - Atopia 1
Rex Regis L. E. Modesitt F - Imager Portfolio 8
Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour Garry Thomas Morse Dys - The Chaos! Quincunx
Howling For You (e) Chloe Neill UF - Chicagoland Vampires Novella
The Zombie Rule Book: A Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide Tony Newton Z
Accidentally...Cimil? (e) Mimi Jean Pamfiloff PNR - An Accidentally Yours Novella
The Magicians J.B. Priestley F - 60th Anniversary
The Broken Dragon Irene Radford F - Children of the Dragon Nimbus 2
His Untamed Desire (e) Katie Reus PNR - Moon Shifter Novella
Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventures by Douglas Adams (h2tp) Gareth Roberts SF - Doctor Who
Blue Dahlia (ri) Nora Roberts PNR - In the Garden Trilogy 3
Cursed By Destiny Cecy Robson UFR - Weird Girls 3
Haunted Sanctuary Moira Rogers PNR - Green Pines 1
Fury of the Demon Diana Rowland UF - Kara Gillian 6
Kindred of the Fallen Isis Rushdan PNR - Kindred Chronicles 1
Touch Michelle Sagara UF - Queen of the Dead 2
The Light and the Dark Mikhail Shishkin Meta
The Bloodline Feud (e) Charlies StrossSF - Merchant Princes Omnibus
The Revolutions Trade (e) Charlies StrossSF - Merchant Princes Omnibus
The Traders' War (e) Charlies StrossSF - Merchant Princes Omnibus
Dreams of the Golden Age Carrie Vaughn UF/SH - Golden Age 2
Night of the Tiger NJ Walters PNR - Hades' Carnival 1
Battle (h2mm) Michelle West F - House War 5
God of Fyre Mountain Renee Wildes PNR - Guardians of Light 6
Journey Into the Flame (D) T. R. Williams PA/Th/Su/M - Rising World Trilogy 1
Dream Shadow (ri) Mary Wine PNR - Dream 1
Z 2135 David W. Wright Dys/Z - Z 2134 2

January 8, 2014
Dying to Know TJ O'Connor PM
The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging: A Tor.Com Original (e) Harry Turtledove F
The Rome Prophecy: A Thriller Sam Christer Th/Su

January 9, 2014
Caedmon's Curse: HarperImpulse Fantasy Romance Novella (e) AJ Nuest FR - Golden Key Chronicles 3

January 13, 2014
Fighting Kat (e) PJ Schnyder SFR - Triton Experiment 2

January 14, 2014
Mercy Snow Tiffany Baker Go
The Shining Girls (h2tp) Lauren Beukes SF
Watchers in the Night (ri) (mm2tp) Jenna Black PNR - Guardians of the Night 1
He Drank, and Saw the Spider Alex Bledsoe F/M - Eddie LaCrosse 3
The Intelligence Director: A Original (e) Jessica Brody SF
A Highly Unlikely Scenario or, a Neesta Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World (D) Rachel Cantor SF
Ex-Purgatory Peter Clines Su/Z - Ex 4
Star Road Matthew Costello
Rick Hautala
Dawn of Swords David Dalglish
Robert J. Duperre
SF - Breaking World  1
There Is Only War Christian Dunn SF - Warhammer 40,000 Collection
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1st e ) Jack Finney SF
C-Monkeys (e) Keith Hollihan SF
Gamification (e) Keith Hollihan SF
Surreal Estate (e) Elliott James UF - Pax Arcana
House of Bathory Linda Lafferty HistFict/H
A Knight to Remember Michelle Miles PHR - Realm of Honor 3
The Magic Engineer (ri) L. E. Modesitt, Jr. SF - Recluce 3
Tales From High Hallack, Volume 1: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 1 Andre Norton F - Tales from High Hallack 1
Red Moon (h2tp) Benjamin Percy H/Th
Mayhem Sarah Pinborough H
The Emperor's Blades (D) Brian Staveley F - Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne 1
Shovel Ready (D) Adam Sternbergh Noir/SF/Th
Bad Magic (1st e) Stephan Zielinski F/O

January 15, 2014
The Cartography of Sudden Death: A Tor.Com Original (e) Charlie Jane Anders SF/TT
Nighttime in Caeli-Amur: A Original (e) Rjurik Davidson F
Apocalypse and Post-Politics: The Romance of the End (h2tp) Mary Manjikian LC

January 16, 2014
The Science Fiction Handbook Nick Hubble (ed)
Aris Mousoutzanis (ed)
Literature and Culture Handbooks

January 20, 2014
The Science Fiction Dimensions of Salman Rushdie Yael Maurer LC
Mistress by Magick (e) Laura Navarre PHR - Magick Trilogy 3

January 21, 2014
The Unwelcomed Child V.C. Andrews H/Th
Snowblind Christopher Golden H
Day Watch Sergei Lukyanenko F - Night Watch 2
Indexing Seanan McGuire UF
The Wrath of a Shipless Pirate Aaron Pogue F - Godlanders War 2
The Fractal Prince (h2tp) Hannu Rajaniemi SF - Jean le Flambeur 2
Master of Death Josh Reynolds F - Time of Legends
Neferata (ri) Josh Reynolds F - Time of Legends
Pandemic Scott Sigler H/Th - Infected 3
Robin Hood Neil Smith F - Myths and Legends
Peacemaker K. A. Stewart Arcane West 1
Halo: Mortal Dictata Karen Traviss SF - Halo
What Makes This Book So Great Jo Walton Collection of Tor.Com Posts
The Vanishing Wendy Webb Su/Th
Dirty Magic Jaye Wells UF - Prospero's War 1

January 23, 2014
North of Boston (D) Elisabeth Elo Th/Su

January 27, 2014
Trackman Catriona Child F
Paradox Lost (e) Libby Drew SFR/TT
Runners Ann Kelley PA

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

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

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

January 31, 2014
Chiliad: A Meditation Clive Barker H
The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction Thomas D. Clareson LC - Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Ape Man's Brother Joe R. Lansdale F
Eastern Shadows: Illustrated Japanese Ghost And Monster Tales Utagawa Kuniyoshi Tsukioka Yoshitoshi H - Ukiyo-e Master 11

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

Adv - Adventure
AH - Alternate History
Ap - Apocalyptic
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopia
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
Go - Gothic
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistFict - Historical Fiction
LC - Literary Criticism
M - Mystery
NF - Near Future
O - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superhero
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR -Urban Fantasy Romance
Z - Zombies

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