close

The Qwillery | category: Pierce Brown | (page 1 of 2)

home

The Qwillery

A blog about books and other things speculative

qwillery.blogspot.com

The View From Monday - April 6, 2020


Monday again!

There are 4 debuts this week:

The Immortals of Tehran by Ali Araghi;

Weave the Lightning by Corry L. Lee;

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth;

and

Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy 1) by Matthew Ward.

The View From Monday - April 6, 2020The View From Monday - April 6, 2020
The View From Monday - April 6, 2020The View From Monday - April 6, 2020
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Barnes & Noble page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Dark Age (Red Rising 5) by Pierce Brown is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Titan's Day (The Carter Archives 2) by Dan Stout.

The View From Monday - April 6, 2020The View From Monday - April 6, 2020
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Barnes & Noble page.



The View From Monday - April 6, 2020



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

April 7, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Immortals of Tehran (D) Ali Araghi MR/Pol/Sagas
The Red-Stained Wings (h2tp) Elizabeth Bear F - Lotus Kingdoms 2
Malicroix Henri Bosco
Joyce Zonana (Tr)
STR/Psy/Gothic
Dark Age (h2tp) Pierce Brown SF/Dys - Red Rising 5
Secrets in the Dark Darcy Coates H/Occ/Sup/AP/PA/SupTh/Dys - Black Winter 2
Overruled! Hank Davis (Ed)
Christopher Ruocchio (Ed)
SF - Anthology
A Tale of Truths Berit Ellingsen F
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 David Farland (Ed) SF/F - Anthology - Writers of the Future  36
A Time of Courage John Gwynne F/HistF - Of Blood & Bone 3
Fantastic Hope Laurell K. Hamilton  (Ed)
William McCaskey (Ed)
Dys/F/SF - Anthology
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires Grady Hendrix H/SupTh/Southern
Eden Tim Lebbon SupTh/H/SF
Weave The Lightning (D) Corry L. Lee F
The Beetle (ri) Richard Marsh H/Gothic/Sus/SupTh
Middlegame (h2tp) Seanan McGuire CF/DF
The Obsoletes (h2tp) Simeon Mills SF
The Age of Witches Louisa Morgan Occ/Sup/HistF/HistR
Starborn and Godsons Larry Niven
Jerry Pournelle
Steven Barnes
SF - Heorot 3
The Time Seer Richard Phillips F - Endarian Prophecy 5
The Malevolent Volume Justin Phillip Reed Poetry
Chosen Ones (D-Adult) Veronica Roth CF
Bonds of Brass Emily Skrutskie SF/SO - The Bloodright Trilogy 1
The Glass Magician Caroline Stevermer HistF/RF
Titan's Day Dan Stout The Carter Archives 2
Temptation Janos Szekely
Marl Baczoni (Tr)
UF/DF
The Nothing Girl Jodi Taylor RF/HU - Frogmorton Farm 1
The Ancestor Danielle Trussoni LF
Legacy of Ash (D) Matthew Ward F - Legacy Trilogy 1



April 8, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Little Free Library: A Tor.com Original (e) Naomi Kritzer UF



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



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humour
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CH - Cultural Heritage
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyperpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator(s)
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PP - Police Procedural
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Spec - Speculative
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

The View From Monday - July 29, 2019


Happy Monday!

There are no debuts this week. From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Iron Gods (Spin Trilogy 2) by Andrew Bannister;

Death Goddess Dance (The Mythos War 3) by Levi Black;

Dark Age (Red Rising 5) by Pierce Brown;

and

The Spider (Under the Northern Sky 2) by Leo Carew.

The View From Monday - July 29, 2019 The View From Monday - July 29, 2019
The View From Monday - July 29, 2019 The View From Monday - July 29, 2019
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - July 29, 2019



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

July 30, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Uncharted (h2mm) Kevin J. Anderson
Sarah A. Hoyt
Hist F - Arcane America
Iron Gods Andrew Bannister SF/SO/HSF -  Spin Trilogy 2
Mage Against the Machine (h2tp) Shaun Barger SF
Death Goddess Dance Levi Black DF/H - The Mythos War 3
The Toynbee Convector (ri) Ray Bradbury SF
Dark Age Pierce Brown SF/Dys - Red Rising 5
Rotherweird Andrew Caldecott HistF/P - Rotherweird 1
The Spider Leo Carew F - Under the Northern Sky 2
Brave the Tempest Karen Chance UF - Cassie Palmer 9
Alien: Isolation Keith R.A. DeCandido SF/AC/MTI
Halo: Silent Storm: A Master Chief Story (h2tp) Troy Denning SF - HALO 24
Worlds 2 (tp2mm) Eric Flint SF - Collection
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (h2tp) Hank Green CoA/SF/CF
An Easy Death (h2mm) Charlaine Harris DF - Gunnie Rose 1
The Book Charmer Karen Hawkins CW
Dune: The Battle of Corrin (ri) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF/SO - Legends of Dune 3
Stygian (h2mm) Sherrilyn Kenyon FR/P/UF - Dark-Hunter22
The Edge Tim Lebbon DF/CF/H - Relics 3
And Then There Were Dragons Alcy Leyva Occ/HU - Shades of Hell
Dragon's Code (h2mm) Gigi McCaffrey SF/F - The Dragonriders of Pern
Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War John Jackson Miller SF - Star Trek: Discovery
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (h2tp) Alec Nevala-Lee Biography
The Hound of Justice Claire O'Dell Dys - Janet Watson Chronicles 2
Tide of Battle (tp2mm) Michael Z. Williamson SF
Mrs. Morris and the Ghost Traci Wilton PCM - A Salem B&B Mystery 1
The Ember Blade Chris Wooding F - Darkwater Legacy 1
Ascent to Godhood JY Yang F - The Tensorate 4



July 31, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Flowers of Vashnoi Lois McMaster Bujold SF - Vorkosigan Saga
Atmosphæra Incognita Neal Stephenson SF



August 1, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Drive-Thru Crematorium Jon Bassoff H
Till Sudden Death Do Us Part Simon R. Green SupTh/SupM - Ishmael Jones Mystery 7
Skinwrapper (Ke) Stephen Kozeniewski SF
Grandghost: A haunted house mystery Nancy Springer GH/M



August 2, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The October Boys (Ke) Adam Millard H



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



AA - Action and Adventure
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Eng - Engineering
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
GothicR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
Ke - Kindle eBook
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
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
ST+R - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
Tech - Technology
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
WS - Women Sleuths

The View From Monday - October 22, 2018


Happy Monday!

There is 1 debut this week:

A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland.

 The View From Monday - October 22, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Case of the Hidden Daemon (Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 3) by Lucy Banks;

Iron Gold (Red Rising 4) by Pierce Brown is out in Trade Paperback;

Roar of Sky (Blood of Earth 3) by Beth Cato;

and

The Silver Scar by Betsy Dornbusch.

 The View From Monday - October 22, 2018 The View From Monday - October 22, 2018
 The View From Monday - October 22, 2018 The View From Monday - October 22, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



 The View From Monday - October 22, 2018



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

October 22, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Lost Mars: Stories from the Golden Age of the Red Planet Mike Ashley (Ed) SF - Collection



October 23, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Slender Man Anonymous SupTh
Restless Lightning Richard Baker SF - Breaker of Empires 2
The Case of the Hidden Daemon Lucy Banks PCM - Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 3
Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery Becket
Anne Rice
Occ/Sup/P/SupTh
Immortal Life: A Soon To Be True Story (h2tp) Stanley Bing SF
The Dream Gatherer Kristen Britain F/FR - Green Rider
Iron Gold (h2tp) Pierce Brown SF/Dys - Red Rising 4
Cold Iron Miles Cameron F/HistF - Masters & Mages 1
Roar of Sky Beth Cato HistF - Blood of Earth 3
Damned by the Ancients Catherine Cavendish H - Nemesis of the Gods 3
The Silver Scar Betsy Dornbusch F/DF
The Guardian Sarah Fine UF - The Immortal Dealers 2
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream Christopher Golden (Ed) H/Occ/Sup - Anthology
American Ghost (h2tp) Paul Guernsey GH/Occ/Sup/F/CF
Pulse Michael Harvey Cr
Virtual Sabotage Julie Hyzy Sus
No Sleep till Doomsday Laurence MacNaughton UF/HU/FR - A Dru Jasper Novel 3
Best British Horror 2018 John Mains (Ed) H - Anthology
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker (h2tp) Gregory Maguire LF
Eternal Sonata: A Thriller of the Near Future (h2tp) Jamie Metzl MedTh
Thin Air Richard K. Morgan SF/TechTh/HSF
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction Alec Nevala-Lee Biography
The Haunting of Drearcliff Grange School Kim Newman F/H/SupTh
The Geeky Chef Drinks: Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and More Cassandra Reeder Cookbooks
The Making of Planet of the Apes Jonathan Rinzler PerfArts
Red Moon Kim Stanley Robinson SF/SO/HSF
Fallout: The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook Victoria Rosenthal Cookbooks
A Conspiracy of Truths (D) Alexandra Rowland F
The Devil's Fingers (e) Hunter Shea H - Hunter Shea: One Size Eats All 3
The Scent of Tears Adrian Tchaikovsky  et al. F - Tales of the Apt 4
The Great Tales of Middle-earth: Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Tolkien (Ed)
F
Sin du Jour: The Final Course (e) Matt Wallace UF/HU - A Sin du Jour Affair Omnibus
Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana [Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set]: A Visual History Michael Witwer
Kyle Newman
Jon Peterson
Sam Witwer
F/Role Playing
Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History Michael Witwer
Kyle Newman
Jon Peterson
Sam Witwer
F/Role Playing
The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends James Wyatt F/Role Playing - The Art of Magic: The Gathering



October 25, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Doctor Who: The Good Doctor (e) Juno Dawson SF - Doctor Who



October 26, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Science Fiction - The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future: Prometheus to the Martians (e) Thomas Lombardo LC/SocSc/Psy



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
Anthro - Anthropology
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hist M - Historical Mystery
Hist R - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MedTh - Medical Thriller
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SocHist - Social History
SocSc - Social Science
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - 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 15, 2018


Happy Monday!

There are 6 debuts this week:

Senlin Ascends (Books of Babel 1) by Josiah Bancroft;

Sleep Over: An Oral History of the Apocalypse by H. G. Bells;

A Conspiracy of Whispers by Ada Harper;

Palaces by Simon Jacobs;

Heartland by Ana Simo;

and

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley.

The View From Monday - January 15, 2018The View From Monday - January 15, 2018
The View From Monday - January 15, 2018The View From Monday - January 15, 2018
The View From Monday - January 15, 2018The View From Monday - January 15, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Apart in the Dark: Novellas by Ania Ahlborn;

Nightwise (Nightwise 1) by R.S. Belcher is out in a new Trade Paperback edition;

Iron Gold (Red Rising 4) by Pierce Brown;

Danger's Cure (Holly Danger 4) by Amanda Carlson;

and

Indelible by Adelia Saunders in out in Trade Paperback.

The View From Monday - January 15, 2018The View From Monday - January 15, 2018
The View From Monday - January 15, 2018The View From Monday - January 15, 2018
The View From Monday - January 15, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - January 15, 2018



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

January 15, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Danger's Cure (e) Amanda Carlson Dys/PA - Holly Danger 4
A Conspiracy of Whispers (D)(e) Ada Harper SFR
Ornaments in Jade (ri) Arthur Machen H/Sup - Prose Poems



January 16, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Apart in the Dark: Novellas Ania Ahlborn H - Collection
The House of Rumour (ri) Jake Arnott LF/Hist/Occ
Senlin Ascends (D) Josiah Bancroft F - Books of Babel 1
Nightwise (h2tp) R. S. Belcher UF - Nightwise 1
Sleep Over: An Oral History of the Apocalypse (D) H. G. Bells SF/AP/PA
The World of The Orville Jeff Bond TV/SF
Iron Gold Pierce Brown SF - Red Rising 4
HALO: Smoke and Shadow Kelly Gay SF - HALO
Palaces (D) Simon Jacobs LF/H
Black Wings of Cthulhu 5 S. T. Joshi (Ed) H - Black Wings of Cthulhu 5 - Anthology
Dreamcatcher (ri) Stephen King SF/AC
Iron Will (Ke) James Maxwell SF - The Shifting Tides 4
The Last Days of New Paris (h2tp) China Miéville F
The Night Market Jonathan Moore PsyTh
Binti: The Night Masquerade Nnedi Okorafor SF - Binti 3
Beauty Sarah Pinborough DF - Fairy Tales 3
The Complete Ack-Ack Macaque Trilogy Gareth L. Powell SF - Ack-Ack Macaque Omnibus
City of Endless Night Douglas Preston
Lincoln Child
Th/Occ - Agent Pendergast 17
A Treacherous Curse Deanna Raybourn HistM - A Veronica Speedwell Mystery 3
Indelible (h2tp) Adelia Saunders LF/MR
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text Mary Shelley Gothic/SF - Penguin Classics
Heartland (D) Ana Simo Dys
NightSun Dan Vining Dys
Blue Plague: Rage Thomas A. Watson SF/AP/PA - Blue Plague 4
The Beauty (D - US) Aliya Whiteley H
The Infinite Future Tim Wirkus LF
The Swan Book (h2tp) Alexis Wright LF
Red Clocks Leni Zumas CW/Dys



January 17, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Ghoul Goes West: A Tor.com Original (e) Dale Bailey F
Power Struggles (e) E. C. Myers SFTh - ReMade Season 2 #9



January 18, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (e) Douglas Adams
James Goss
SF



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.

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming novels by formerly featured DAC Authors! The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Gerald Brandt (2016)

The Rebel
San Angeles 3
DAW, November 14, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The third and final installment in the San Angeles trilogy, a thrilling near-future cyberpunk sci-fi series

Kris Merrill has lost everything. Her family when she was thirteen, her identity when she joined the anti-corporate movement, and now the man she loved. Living in a small room the resistance gave her, she feels alone. Abandoned.

A year ago, Kris’s life was torn apart when a delivery went wrong. The last year spent training with the anti-corporate movement had been the closest she’d ever gotten to normal.

Now, war has broken out between the corporations, and the lower levels of San Angeles are paying the price. Water and food are rationed. People are being ripped from their families in massive sweeps, drafted to fight. Those remaining live in a wasteland. The insurgents are trying to help, but Kris is being left out, given menial tasks instead of doing what she was trained for.

She is torn between working with the insurgents as they become more like the corporations they are fighting, and helping the people of the lower levels.

Caught in one of SoCal’s draft sweeps and being hunted by an enemy who will stop at nothing to have revenge are just the tip of the iceberg. Kris is pregnant, and she might have to choose between bringing down the corporations that destroyed her family or saving the life of her unborn son.



The Operative
San Angeles 2
DAW, November 7, 2017
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, November 1, 2016

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The second installment in the San Angeles trilogy, a thrilling near-future cyberpunk sci-fi series

Kris Merrill was a survivor. She’d lost her parents as a young girl, and she’d been forced to flee the dubious shelter of her aunt’s home at thirteen to escape the unwanted attentions of her uncle. She’d lived on the streets of San Angeles, finding refuge in the lowest level of the city. When she got the chance, Kris found a room to rent on Level 2, earning a precarious living as a motorcycle messenger, a courier delivering sensitive materials the megacorporations would not trust to any method that could be hacked.

A year ago, Kris’s life changed irrevocably when a delivery went terribly wrong, and she was targeted for termination by the Meridian corporation, one of the most powerful of the megaconglomerates that controlled the government. Salvation came in the form of Ian Miller, who rescued Kris from certain death, recruiting her for the underground resistance group of which he was a part.

Since then, Kris has been hidden with the resistance, training to become an operative. Just as her training with the anti-corporate movement is nearing its end, their compound is destroyed by surprise attack.

Ready or not, Kris and the other trainees are recalled to the dangerous metropolis of San Angeles. But their transport is shot down and Ian Miller, the man she loves, is captured. Someone, it seems, is using him to get to Kris.

With the help of a retired operative with PTSD, and the mysterious man who fled the scene when Kris’s parents were killed, Kris searches for any sign of Ian. As the corporations battle civil unrest—and each other—the city slowly shuts down. Kris and San Angeles are running out of time….





Pierce Brown (2014)

Iron Gold
Red Rising Saga 4
Del Rey, January 16, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 480 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his #1 New York Times bestselling Red Rising series with a brand-new adventure of revolution and betrayal among the stars.





Geoffrey Girard (2013)

Truthers
Carolrhoda Lab™, August 1, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 360 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know what really happened. He insists the attacks were part of a government conspiracy. And he claims that Katie is living proof: the lone survivor of a massive cover-up. Hoping to free her dad, Katie sets out to investigate his bizarre claims. Soon she's drawn into the strange and secretive world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists known as the Truthers. What is fact and what is fiction? Katie no longer knows what to believe.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22


This is the twenty-second 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 herePart 21 here
Part 2 herePart 12 here
Part 3 herePart 13 here
Part 4 herePart 14 here
Part 5 herePart 15 here
Part 6 herePart 16 here
Part 7 herePart 17 here
Part 8 herePart 18 here
Part 9 herePart 19 here
Part 10 herePart 20 here


Mary Behre (2014)

Harmonized
A Tidewater Novella
Intermix, July 21, 2015
eBook, 125 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
From the author of Energized and Guarded comes an all-new novella in the series that’s “a perfect mix of paranormal, suspense, and romance”(SnS Reviews).

After nearly dying on assignment, Tidewater police officer Zig Harmon has been awarded the Silver Star and desk duty. But handling every case that walks through the door while his entire department is out hunting a serial killer is nothing compared to dealing with his former flame, Karma De La Cruz.

As much as she hates it, Karma knows that her best chance of finding the kidnapped baby haunting her visions is the man she once left behind. Forced to work together, Karma and Zig start to realize that they may have let go of something incredible. But now, time is running out, both for the missing infant and for their chance to start again...

Includes an exclusive preview of the latest Tidewater novel, Energized.


Energized
Tidewater 3
Berkley, August 4, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
In the new Tidewater novel by the author of Guarded, a kiss between strangers draws both into unexpected danger and unforgettable desire . . .

She’s searching for a sign . . .

Hannah Halloran has always believed in her gift. The things she sees through her psychic touch have never led her wrong before. Not when they led her to an unforgettable night with a sexy marine at a bar. Not when she felt a need to leave her home and find the sisters she barely knows. And not now, when she is an unwilling witness to a brutal murder . . .

He’s ready to show her . . .

All Niall Graham wants is some peace. He’s recovering from the horrors of war, struggling to save his family’s restaurant, and desperate to forget Hannah, the beautiful woman who left him with memories of a mind-blowing night together and a bogus phone number. But a quiet life is hard to manage—especially when Hannah strides back into his restaurant with the news that a serial killer is on the loose and lurking closer than anyone could have guessed . . .




Deborah Blake (2014)

Veiled Magic
InterMix, November 17, 2015
eBook, 280 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
A spellbinding new novel from the author of the Baba Yaga novels.

Since Witches came out of the broom-closet in the early 21st century, they have worked alongside humans as police officers, healers, stock traders, and more. But they aren’t the only paranormal entities in our world…

Police officer and Witch Donata Santori spends her days interrogating dead witnesses by summoning their spectral forms. Normally the job is little more than taking statements and filing reports. But when she’s called in on the case of a murdered art restorer, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a mystical portrait that both the human and paranormal communities would kill to get their hands on.

Unable to take on the forces hunting her alone, Donata seeks help from two unlikely and attractive allies: a reluctant shape-changer and a half-dragon art forger. But as the three of them hurry to uncover the truth about the powerful painting, Donata realizes that she’s caught in the middle of not one but two wars—one for possession of the painting’s secrets and one for possession of her heart…

Includes an exclusive preview of the next Baba Yaga novel, Wickedly Powerful.


Wickedly Ever After
A Baba Yaga Novella
InterMix, January 19, 2016
eBook, 66 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…

Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with both a wonderful guy—Sheriff Liam McClellan—and an adorable adopted daughter to raise as a Baba Yaga, Barbara Yager is ready to welcome her happily ever after.

But first she must bring Liam to the Otherworld and get the Queen’s permission to marry him. The Queen, however, is not so easily persuaded. She gives them three impossible tasks to complete in two weeks’ time—and if they fail Barbara will have to watch Liam slowly age and die like all humans, and kiss her happily ever after good-bye forever.

Includes an exclusive preview of the next Baba Yaga Novel, Wickedly Powerful


Wickedly Powerful
A Baba Yaga Novel
Berkley, February 2, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
The author of Wickedly Wonderful returns to her “addicting”* world of Russian witches in the latest Baba Yaga novel.

Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

The only thing more fiery than Bella Young’s red hair is her temper. She knows that a Baba Yaga’s power without strict control can leave the people she cares about burned, so to protect her heart—and everyone around her—the only company she keeps is her dragon-turned-Norwegian-Forest-cat, Koshka.

But when Bella is tasked with discovering who’s setting magical fires throughout Wyoming’s Black Hills, she finds herself working closely with former hotshots firefighter Sam Corbett—and falling hard for his quiet strength and charm.

Sam may bear the scars of his past, but Bella can see beyond them and would do anything to help him heal. Only before she can rescue her Prince Charming, she’ll have to overcome the mysterious foe setting the forest fires—a truly wicked witch who wields as much power and even more anger than Bella…


Dangerously Charming
A Broken Riders Novel 1
Berkley, October 4, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

[cover not yet available]
From the author of the Baba Yaga novels, a brand new series set in the same “addicting”* world, filled with wild magic, enchanting damsels, and the irresistibly daring men who serve the Baba Yagas…

The Riders are three immortal brothers who protect the mythical Baba Yagas. But their time serving the witches has ended—and their new destinies are just beginning…

Ever since a near-fatal mistake stripped Mikhail Day and his brothers of their calling to be Riders, Day has hidden from his shame and his new, mortal life in a remote cabin in the Adirondack mountains. But when a desperate young woman appears on his doorstep, he cannot resist helping her—and cannot deny how strongly he’s drawn to her…

For generations, women in Jenna Quinlan’s family have been cursed to give up their first born child to the vengeful fairy Zilya. When Jenna finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is determined to break her family’s curse and keep her baby, even if it means teaming up with a mysterious and charismatic man with demons of his own…

To unravel the curse, Jenna and Day will have to travel deep into the Otherworld. But the biggest challenge of the journey might not be solving an ancient puzzle but learning to heal their own broken hearts…




Pierce Brown (2014)

Morning Star
Book III of The Red Rising Trilogy
Del Rey, February 9, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 544 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

Finally, the time has come.

But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender.




Jeremy P. Bushnell (2014)

The Insides
Melville House, June 7, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 288 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
The highly anticipated follow-up to Jeremy P. Bushnell’s “wonderfully weird and entertaining” (Esquire) debut, The Weirdness

Ollie Krueger’s days as a punk kid practicing street magic are are mostly behind her. Now she’s a butcher at Carnage, a high-end restaurant offering deconstructed takes on meat, and on the busiest nights of the week she and her partner, Guychardson, race to see who can produce more finished cuts. Ollie’s the better butcher, but somehow Guychardson almost always wins.  And Ollie thinks maybe it’s because the mysterious knife he uses is magic.

Before she knows it, Ollie’s interest in the knife has thrown her square in the path of a dangerous ex-marine called “Pig” and his hired psychic, Maja, who are on the hunt for the knife too—who want it so badly, in fact, that they might kill for it.

Now, magic is back in Ollie’s life and she’s being chased through New York City, with the fabric of space-time tattering around her and weird inter-dimensional worms squirming their way into her kitchen. And before all this is over she’s going to need to face up to the Possible Consequences of some bad decisions, to look at the uncomfortable truths that she stuffed away long ago, deep down inside . . .




James L. Cambias (2014)

Corsair : A Science Fiction Novel
Tor Books, May 10, 2016
9780765379115, 0765379112
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 5, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22
In the early 2020s, two young, genius computer hackers, Elizabeth Santiago and David Schwartz, meet at MIT, where Schwartz is sneaking into classes, and have a brief affair. David is amoral and out for himself, and soon disappears. Elizabeth dreams of technology and space travel and takes a military job after graduating. Nearly ten years later, David is setting himself to become a billionaire by working in the shadows under a multiplicity of names for international thieves, and Elizabeth works in intelligence preventing international space piracy. With robotic mining in space becoming a lucrative part of Earth's economy, shipments from space are dropped down the gravity well into the oceans. David and Elizabeth fight for dominance of the computer systems controlling ore drop placement in international waters. If David can nudge a shipment 500 miles off its target, his employers can get there first and claim it legally in the open sea. Each one intuits that the other is their real competition but can't prove it. And when Elizabeth loses a major shipment, she leaves government employ to work for a private space company to find a better way to protect shipments. But international piracy has very high stakes and some very evil players. And both Elizabeth and David end up in a world of trouble.

Space pirates and computer hackers . . . James L. Cambias's Corsair is a thrilling near-future adventure!

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12


This is the twelfth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming 2015 books. This update covers some of the 2014 Debut Author Challenge authors. What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 14 will cover additional 2014 DAC authors.

See Part 1 here
See Part 1.5 here
See Part 2 here
See Part 3 here
See Part 4 here
See Part 5 here
See Part 6 here
See Part 7 here
See Part 8 here
See Part 9 here
See Part 10 here
See Part 11 here

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12



Jacob Bacharach

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12
The Bend of the World
Liveright, April 13, 2015
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, April 2014

“Bacharach has a great comic voice— shrewd, deadpan, and dirty—and The Bend of the World fears no weirdness.”—Sam Lipsyte

“Mighty strange doings” mark the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharach’s audacious and hilarious debut novel, a town where “yeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of the Mayan apocalypse and ‘psycho-temporal distortions’ add that extra zing to the bustling night life” (James Wolcott). On the edge of thirty, and comfortably adrift in life, Peter Morrison finds his personal and professional life taking a turn for the weird as his attempts to transition into adulthood are thwarted by conspiracies both real and imagined. In this madcap coming-of-age novel, where no one quite comes of age, Bacharach brings an “immensely entertaining” and “Vonnegut-like sensibility” (Library Journal ) to the “aptly surreal satire” (Dan Chaon) of hipsters, corporations, and American life in the adolescent years of the twenty-first century. “A disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut,” The Bend of the World “marks the arrival of Jacob Bacharach as a writer to watch” (Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).





Mary Behre

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12
Energized
Tidewater 3
Berkley, August 4, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 

In the new Tidewater novel by the author of Guarded, a kiss between strangers draws both into unexpected danger and unforgettable desire . . .

She’s searching for a sign . . .

Hannah Halloran has always believed in her gift. The things she sees through her psychic touch have never led her wrong before. Not when they led her to an unforgettable night with a sexy marine at a bar. Not when she felt a need to leave her home and find the sisters she barely knows. And not now, when she is an unwilling witness to a brutal murder . . .

He’s ready to show her . . .

All Niall Graham wants is some peace. He’s recovering from the horrors of war, struggling to save his family’s restaurant, and desperate to forget Hannah, the beautiful woman who left him with memories of a mind-blowing night together and a bogus phone number. But a quiet life is hard to manage—especially when Hannah strides back into his restaurant with the news that a serial killer is on the loose and lurking closer than anyone could have guessed . . .



Harmonized, a Tidewater eNovella, will be published in July 2015.




Pierce Brown

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12
Golden Son
Red Rising Trilogy 2
Del Rey, Janaury 6, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 464 pages

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.

As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.

A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people.

He must live for more.





Monica Byrne

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12
The Girl in the Road
Broadway Books, February 17, 2015
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, May 2014

A debut that Neil Gaiman calls “Glorious. . . . So sharp, so focused and so human.” The Girl in the Road describes a future that is culturally lush and emotionally wrenching.
Monica Byrne bursts on to the literary scene with an extraordinary vision of the future.  In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys—each harrowing and urgent and wholly unexpected.

When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her and she must flee India.  As she plots her exit, she learns of the Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea that has become a refuge for itinerant vagabonds and loners on the run.  This is her salvation.  Slipping out in the cover of night, with a knapsack full of supplies including a pozit GPS, a scroll reader, and a sealable waterproof pod, she sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth.

Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home.  She joins up with a caravan of misfits heading across the Sahara. She is taken in by Yemaya, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who becomes her protector and confidante. They are trying to reach Addis Abba, Ethiopia, a metropolis swirling with radical politics and rich culture.  But Mariama will find a city far different than she ever expected—romantic, turbulent, and dangerous.

As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama’s fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core.

Written with stunning clarity, deep emotion, and a futuristic flair, The Girl in the Road is an artistic feat of the first order: vividly imagined, artfully told, and profoundly moving.





Kenneth Calhoun

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12
Black Moon
Hogarth, January 20, 2015
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Previously published in Hardcover and eBook, March 2014

For fans of The Age of Miracles and The Dog Stars, Black Moon is a hallucinatory and stunning debut that Charles Yu calls “Gripping and expertly constructed.”

Insomnia has claimed everyone Biggs knows.  Even his beloved wife, Carolyn, has succumbed to the telltale red-rimmed eyes, slurred speech and cloudy mind before disappearing into the quickly collapsing world.  Yet Biggs can still sleep, and dream, so he sets out to find her.

He ventures out into a world ransacked by mass confusion and desperation, where he meets others struggling against the tide of sleeplessness.  Chase and his buddy Jordan are devising a scheme to live off their drug-store lootings; Lila is a high school student wandering the streets in an owl mask, no longer safe with her insomniac parents; Felicia abandons the sanctuary of a sleep research center to try to protect her family and perhaps reunite with Chase, an ex-boyfriend.  All around, sleep has become an infinitely precious commodity. Money can’t buy it, no drug can touch it, and there are those who would kill to have it. However, Biggs persists in his quest for Carolyn, finding a resolve and inner strength that he never knew he had.

Kenneth Calhoun has written a brilliantly realized and utterly riveting depiction of a world gripped by madness, one that is vivid, strange, and profoundly moving.


The View From Monday - October 27, 2014


Happy last Monday in October! Halloween is Friday and it may snow here on Saturday! That's a bit early for us though we did have a Halloween Nor'easter in 2011. That was not a nice trick! Hopefully we'll have a better Halloween this year. Do you celebrate? Hand out candy?

For Anne Rice fans - Prince Lestat is out tomorrow. This is the 11th novel in The Vampire Chronicles and a return to the this world after a decade away.

Caitlin Kittredge debuts a new series tomorrow with Black Dog. The first novel in Hellhound Chronicles.


There is one Debut this week:

Bring me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell: A Horror Novel by Martin Rose


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy 1) by Pierce Brown is out in Trade Paperback;

William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Box Set: Includes William Shakespeare's Star Wars, The Empire Striketh Back, The Jedi Doth Return, and poster by Ian Doescher;

Sky Pirates (Chronicles of Light and Shadow 3) by Liesel Schwarz.



The View From Monday - October 27, 2014



October 27, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
'Til Dragons Do Us Part (e) Lorenda Christensen PNR - Never Deal with Dragons
Taste of Treason April Taylor HistF - Tudor Enigma 2



October 28, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Arrow - Heroes and Villains Nick Aires F
Burn for Me Ilona Andrews PNR - Hidden Legacy 1
Esrever Doom (h2mm) Piers Anthony F - Xanth 37
Otherworld Nights: An Anthology Kelley Armstrong UF - Otherworld
Penumbra Keri Arthur PNR - Spook Squad 3
Red Rising (h2tp) Pierce Brown SF - Red Rising Trilogy 1
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man W. Bruce Cameron Hu/F
Love Me to Death Marissa Clarke PNR - Underveil 1
The Wolf in Winter John Connolly Th - Charlie Parker 12
Deadly Pursuit Nina Croft PNR - Dark Desires 2
William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Box Set: Includes William Shakespeare's Star Wars, The Empire Striketh Back, The Jedi Doth Return, and poster Ian Doescher MU - Star Wars / Shakespeare
Inner Demon: Part 3 of the Final Asylum Tales (e) Jocelynn Drake UF - Final Asylum Tales
The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber SF
The Peripheral William Gibson SF
Black Spring Christina Henry UF - Black Wings 7
Blood of Dragons (h2mm) Robin Hobb F - Rain Wilds Chronicles 4
The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume Three (Wheel of Time Other) Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Other 3
Riding the Unicorn Paul Kearney F
Black Dog Caitlin Kittredge UF - Hellhound Chronicles 1
Revolution (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey SF - Secret World Chronicle 3
Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed David Mack SF - Star Trek
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Slipcased Edition) Gabriel Garcia Marquez MR
Dangerous Women 2 George R. R. Martin (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
F - Anthology
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin Elio Garcia
Linda Antonsson
F - Games of Thrones
An Exchange of Gifts (ri) Anne McCaffrey F
Drawn Blades Kelly McCullough F - Fallen Blade 5
Starhawk (h2mm) Jack McDevitt SF - Priscilla Hutchins 7
The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul (tp2mm) Jon F. Merz F - Shadow Warrior 1
The Compleat Ankh-Morpork Terry Pratchett F - Discworld
Going Postal (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 33
Making Money (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 36
Raising Steam (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 40
Thud! (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 34
Unseen Academicals (ri) Terry Pratchett F - Discworld 37
Prince Lestat Anne Rice H - The Vampire Chronicles 11
Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters Justin Richards SF - Doctor Who
Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell: A Horror Novel (D) Martin Rose H
The Slow Regard of Silent Things Patrick Rothfuss F - Kingkiller Chronicle 2.5
Infection and Containment: Alaskan Undead Apocalypse Books 1 and 2 Sean Schubert H/Ap
Sky Pirates Liesel Schwarz HistF - Chronicles of Light and Shadow 3
Kris Longknife: Tenacious Mike Shepherd SF - Kris Longknife 12
The Darkest Passion (ri) Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld 6
Archangel's Shadows Nalini Singh PNR - Guild Hunter 7
Razor's Edge: Star Wars (Empire and Rebellion) (h2mm) Martha Wells SF - Star Wars - Legends
Scars (tp2mm) Chris Wraight SF - The Horus Heresy 28



October 30, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set Deborah Harkness F - All Souls Trilogy
The Mailman (ri) Bentley Little H



October 31, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
SNAFU: Heroes (K e) Jonathan Maberry
Weston Ochse
James A Moore
Joseph Nassise
MilitaryH - Anthology
They Thirst (ri) Robert McCammon H
The Drawing of the Dark (ri) Tim Powers F
Fangoria Cover To Cover Anthony Timpone (ed) H


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


Ap - Apocalyptic
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
MR - Magical Realism
MU - Mashup
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy










The View From Monday - July 14, 2014


Happy Monday! Hope everyone is getting a lot of reading done. I'm getting my house ready for some renovations which has cut into my reading time a bit!


The View From Monday - July 14, 2014


There are 4 debuts this week:

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats 1) by Sebastien de Castell;

Invisible Beasts by Sharona Muir;

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent;

and

Tentyrian Legacy (Tentyrian Legacy 1) by Elise Walters.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors:

Red Rising by Pierce Brown will be published in Trade Paperback;

Seeders by A.J. Colucci;

and

Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence 3) by Max Gladstone.



July 15, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Half a King Joe Abercrombie F - Shattered Sea 1
Awaken (e) Lori Adams PNR - The Soulkeepers 2
Shifter's Claim Part II (e) A.C. Arthur PNR - Shadow Shifters
Little Dead Man Jake Bible H/Z/PA
Red Rising (h2tp) Pierce Brown SF - The Red Rising Trilogy 1
Knight Avenged Coreene Callahan PNR - Circle of Seven 2
Traitor's Blade (D) Sebastien de Castell F - Greatcoats 1
Seeders: A Novel A. J. Colucci SF
Winds of Salem (h2tp) Melissa de la Cruz UF - Witches of East End 3
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection Gardner R. Dozois (ed) SF - Anthology
Elderwood Manor (Kindle e) Christopher Fulbright
Angeline Hawkes
H
Full Fathom Five Max Gladstone F - Craft Sequence 3
Overlord David L. Golemon SF/Th - Event Group Thrillers 3
The Book of Life Deborah Harkness UF - All Souls Trilogy 3
Elegy on Kinderklavier Arna Bontemps Hemenway F/SF - Collection (Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature)
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice Tom Holt F/Hu
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - The Official Movie Novelization Alex Irvine SF
Fortune's Rising Sara King SF - Outer Bounds 1
Fist of Demetrius (h2tp) William King SF - Warhammer 40,000: The Macharian Crusade 2
Red As Blood: Tales from the Sisters Grimmer (Expanded Edition) Tanith Lee FT
Black Rook (e) Kelly Meade PNR - Cornerstone Run Trilogy 1
Invisible Beasts (D) Sharona Muir F/S
The House of Small Shadows Adam Nevill H
The Causal Angel Hannu Rajaniemi SF - Jean Le Flambeur 3
The Heavens Rise (h2tp) Christopher Rice F/P/H
Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks Justin Richards SF - Doctor Who
Help for the Haunted (h2tp) John Searles Sus
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows Tim Siedell SF - Star Wars
Red Winter Dan Smith Sus
The Crusader Road Michael A. Stackpole F - Pathfinder Tales
Echo Lake (D) Letitia Trent H
Last Orders Harry Turtledove AH - War That Came Early 6
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2 Gordon Van Gelder (ed) F/SF - Anthology
Tentyrian Legacy (D) Elise Walters F - Tentyrian Legacy 1
World of Trouble Ben Winters SF - The Last Policeman 3



July 16, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story: The Haunted Text Michael Cook M/Gh - Crime Files



D - Debut
e - eBook
ed - Editor
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback


AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
FT - Fairy Tale
Gh - Ghosts
H - Horror
Hu - Humor
M - Mystery
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies


Interview with Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising - January 27, 2014


Please welcome Pierce Brown to The Qwillery as part of the 2014 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. Red Rising, Pierce's debut novel, will be on published on January 28, 2014 by Del Rey.



Interview with Pierce Brown, author of  Red Rising - January 27, 2014




TQ:  Welcome to The Qwillery. When and why did you start writing?

Pierce:  It’s hard to say. I’ve always told stories. My parents have video of me hyperventilating during a story about a dragon finding a cave where the king of bats lived. I talked and talked and talked and then fell asleep sitting up.

I tell stories for the same reason I love cooking food for friends at my house. I want to share. I want to go on trips. I want to embark upon a pilgrimage together and then discuss the places we’ve been, the wonders we’ve seen, and the new things we now believe.



TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Pierce:  Pantser, through and through. I aspire to be a plotter, yet time and again I fail. I suppose in the end, I find pantsing, despite the daily horror of being lost and confused as to where the story is going, much more natural a writing style. Imagine there are ten great epiphanies that go into those days when you outline. That’s wonderful! Ten! But when I write with only a vague notion of the end, I can have an epiphany every day. That’s one of the most rewarding parts about being a writer.



TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Pierce:  Deciding. Sometimes there are a thousand routes to take in the story and a hundred ways to present each route, and I have such indecision about which is the most meaningful, most impacting. I’m best when I write brashly, then come back with the spectacles on and say, “oh, well that’s just rubbish; we shall fix this, and this, and put this scene on a mountain top. But oh, however shall we get to the mountain top...”



TQ:  Who are some of your literary influences? Favorite authors?

Pierce:  Gene Wolfe, a master of fantasy and prose. Neil Gaiman, one of the best mood/world builders I’ve ever read. JK Rowling, who taught me so many things. Robert Heinlein, the man who perfected science fiction as social commentary. Bernard Cornwell, my favorite writer of historical fiction. George R. R. Martin, the godfather of modern epic fantasy.



TQ:  Describe Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy 1) in 140 characters or less.

PierceRed Rising is the story of a young man’s journey to bring down the empire that kept his people in slavery and stole the woman he loved.



TQ:  What inspired you to write Red Rising? Why did you choose to write a Dystopian Adventure/Fantasy novel? Do you want to write in any other genres?

PierceRed Rising was inspired by my relationship with bullies when I was younger. I moved seven times with my parents, so I was always breaking into new schools with new bullies. Some used words, some used money, others fists.

Another inspiration was the play Antigone, in which a young woman sacrifices herself to reveal a corrupt law when she is forbidden from burying her dead brother.

I want to write a great many things. Some stories are buried in the back of my head. Others are out there waiting to be discovered. It’s a thrill not knowing when inspiration will next rear its strange head.



TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Red Rising?

Pierce:  Very little. Much of it was drawn from things I liked as a boy—Roman and Greek mythology, planets, space travel, etc. What I did research was gravitational fields, future technology, anthropological studies of immigrants and slave groups throughout history.



TQ:  Who was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why? Who is your favorite good guy, bad guy or ethically ambiguous character?

Pierce:  Eo was the easiest because she was the point of the novel. In the end, Darrow has to go through trial and tribulation to understand what she knew at the very beginning—that there is more to life than what is given you.

I saw her so vividly in my head that I rarely found myself editing her lines or wondering if Eo would indeed say what I’d written. She really was a pleasure to write.



TQ:  Give us one of your favorite lines from Red Rising.

Pierce:  The very first: “I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.”



TQ:  What's next?

Pierce:  Book 2, which is nearing completion. Then Book 3. I think my editor would fly to LA and knock my door down if I said anything else!



TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Pierce:  Absolutely my pleasure. I hope to be back next year for book 2.





Red Rising

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

Interview with Pierce Brown, author of  Red Rising - January 27, 2014
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.





About Pierce

Interview with Pierce Brown, author of  Red Rising - January 27, 2014
Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for his cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign.


Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  @Pierce_Brown  ~  Goodreads  ~  Instagram


The View From Monday - April 6, 2020The View From Monday - July 29, 2019 The View From Monday - October 22, 2018The View From Monday - January 15, 2018Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC AuthorsWhat's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 22What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 12The View From Monday - October 27, 2014The View From Monday - July 14, 2014Interview with Pierce Brown, author of  Red Rising - January 27, 2014

Report "The Qwillery"

Are you sure you want to report this post for ?

Cancel
×