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2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors

2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors

Here are the September debut authors and their novels (in alphabetical order). Pick one or more and let us know in the comments which one(s) you'll be reading. If I've missed any, let me know in the comments.

This month I simply can't pick one. I'm going to read all of them!

Those Across the River
Author: Christopher Buehlman
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Ace (September 6, 2011)
Price: $24.95
Language: English
Genre: Horror
ISBN: 9780441020676
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate-the Savoyard Plantation- and the horrors that occurred there. At first, the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.

It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of Savoyard still stand. Where a longstanding debt of blood has never been forgotten.

A debt that has been waiting patiently for Frank Nichols's homecoming...

No Proper Lady
Author: Isabel Cooper
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks (September 1, 2011)
Price: $6.99
Language: English
Genre:  Historical Fantasy Romance/ Time Travel Romance
ISBN:  9781402259524
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
It’s Terminator meets My Fair Lady in this fascinating debut of black magic and brilliant ball gowns, martial arts, and mysticism.

England, 1888. The trees are green, the birds are singing, and no one has any idea that in a few hundred years, demons will destroy it all. Joan plans to keep it that way. All she has to do is take out the dark magician responsible—before he summons the demons in the first place. But as a rough-around-the-edges assassin from that bleak future, she’ll have to learn how to fit into polite Victorian society to get close to her target.

Simon Grenville has his own reasons for wanting to destroy Alex Reynell. The man used to be his best friend—until his practice of the dark arts almost killed Simon’s sister. The beautiful half-naked stranger Simon meets in the woods may be the perfect instrument for his revenge. It will just take a little time to teach her the necessary etiquette and assemble a proper wardrobe. But as each day passes, Simon is less sure he wants Joan anywhere near Reynell. Because no spell in the world will save his future if she isn’t in it.

The Savage Knight
Author:  Paul Lewis
Series:  Malory's Knights of Albion
Format:  Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher:  Abaddon (September 13, 2011)
Price:  $9.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Historical Fantasy / Arthurian Legend
ISBN:  9781907992346
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
Sir Dodinal the Savage is more at home in the wild forest than in the tilting yard or the banquet hall. Keenly attuned to the natural world, but burdened with a terrible rage, he turns his back on Camelot to find peace, or a just death.

In a quiet village on the Welsh border, Dodinal believes he may have finally found a home, but the village is struck by child-stealing raiders from the hills, and he must take up arms once again in his new friends' aid. His quest will take him into the belly of darkness, as the terrible secret hidden in the hills comes to light...

Stone Cold Seduction
Author:  Jess Macallan
Series:  Set in Stone
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing (September 6, 2011)
Price:  $14.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Urban Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-1-937044-25-1
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
“Elle. It’s just Elle.”

When a regular night of Robin Hood-ery results in the manifestation of some, um, unusual paranormal abilities, perfume-maker Elleodora Fredricks realizes the normal world she lives in isn’t quite… normal. And neither is she, thanks to her father, king of the shadow elves. Not only is he evil incarnate and the reason Elle moonlights as a burglar—someone has to take care of all his victims—he’s stolen her memories.

And only reading her fate can fix that.

Good thing she’s got a trio of hotties willing to help her find said fate. Saving her oracle BFF’s fiancée, falling in love with the gargoyle, and making up for breaking the phoenix’s heart ought to be a piece of cake for the princess of the shadow elves.

If only the king didn’t want his daughter dead…

The Night Circus
Author:  Erin Morgenstern
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher:  Doubleday (Septemeber 13, 2011)
Price:  $26.95
Language:  English
Genre:  Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0-385-53463-5
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Sins of the Angels
Author:  Linda Poitevin
Series:  The Grigori Legacy
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher:  Ace (September 27, 2011)
Price:  $7.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978044102091
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis is assigned a new partner in Aramael, a Guardian Angel who doubles as a hit man, they have only one thing in common: a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse. Now they have no choice but to work together-relentlessly, fearlessly, intimately. Because only they can stop the rogue angel from ushering in the end of days.

The Panama Laugh
Author:  Thomas S. Roche
Format:  Trade Paperback, 300 pages
Publisher:  Night Shade Books (September 6, 2011)
Price:  $14.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Science Fiction/Apocalyptic
ISBN:  978-1-59780-290-1
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
Ex-mercenary, pirate, and gun-runner Dante Bogart knows he's screwed the pooch after he hands one of his shady employers a biological weapon that made the dead rise from their graves, laugh like hyenas, and feast upon the living. Dante tried to blow the whistle via a tell-all video that went viral -- but that was before the black ops boys deep-sixed him at a secret interrogation site on the Panama-Colombia border.

When Dante wakes up in the jungle with the five intervening years missing from his memory, he knows he's got to do something about the laughing sickness that has caused a world-wide slaughter. The resulting journey leads him across the nightmare that was the Panama Canal, around Cape Horn in a hijacked nuclear warship, to San Francisco's mission district, where a crew of survivalist hackers have holed up in the pseudo-Moorish-castle turned porn-studio known as The Armory.

This mixed band of anti-social rejects has taken Dante's whistle blowing video as an underground gospel, leading the fight against the laughing corpses and the corporate stooges who've tried to profit from the slaughter. Can Dante find redemption and save civilization?

Shadow Kin
Author:  M. J. Scott
Series:  Half-Light City
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher:  Roc (September 6, 2011)
Price:  $7.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Dark Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
ISBN:  9780451464040
2011 Debut Author Challenge - September Debut Authors
On one side, the Night World, rules by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans, protected by their steadfast mages...

Born a wraith, Lily is a shadow who slips between worlds. Brought up by a Blood Lord and raised to be his assassin, she is little more than a slave. But when Lily meets her match in target Simon DuCaine, the unlikely bond that develops between them threatens to disrupt an already stretched peace in a city on the verge of being torn apart...

September 2011 Book Releases

Here is my list of books coming out in September 2011. If there is something that I've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are mine. Leave a comment if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Please note that publication dates change. I try to keep this as accurate as possible. Anthology covers are below.

September 1, 2011

Kingdom of Summer (ri)Bradshaw, GillianF- Down the Long Wind 2
No Proper Lady (d)Cooper, IsabelPNR/TTR
Never Been BitDare, LydiaPNR - Gentleman Vampires 3
The Leaping Fletcher, TomH
The Pyrates (ri)Fraser, George MacDonaldHF
Bot ColonyJoseph, EugeneSF
Mind over MurderKingsley, AllisonPM
TemptedNaughton, ElisabethPNR - Eternal Guardians 3
The Bible Repairman and Other StoriesPowers, TimF - Collection
The Dragon with the Girl TattooRoberts, AdamFH

September 6, 2011

The Dragon Who Loved MeAiken, G.A.PNR - Dragon Kin 5
Must Love LycansBardsley, MichelePNR - Broken Heart 8
Demon MarkedBrook, MeljeanPNR - Guardians 7
Those Across the RiverBuehlman, ChristopherH
MidnightConner, EllenPNR - Dark Age Dawning 2
Thomas WorldCox, RichardSF/H
Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural SuspenseDann, Jack (ed)
Gevers, Nick (ed)
F - Anthology
Against All Things Ending (h2tp)Donaldson, Stephen R.EF - Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Into the HinterlandsDrake, David
Lambshead, John
My Soul to TakeDue, TananariveH
The Vampire Files, Volume FourElrod, P. N.H/UF - Vampire Files
Dark PredatorFeehan, ChristinePNR - Carpathians 22
Immortal (tp2mm)Forrest, V.K.PNR - Clare Point 3
Legacy of KingsFriedman, C.S.F - Magister 3
Dead and Gone (h2tp)Harris, CharlaineUF - Sookie Stackhouse 9
Virtue and ViceHart, MeganPNR - Order of Solace 4
Yours for EternityHowell, Hannah
Ivy, Alexandra
O'Riley, Kaitlin
PNR - Collection
The Truth of ValorHuff, TanyaSF
Intimate BeingsInclan, JessicaPNR
ShadowmanKellison, ErinPNR - Shadow 3
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters Langan, John (ed)
Tremblay, Paul (ed)
F/H - Anthology
Mark of the SylphLario, RosaliePNR - Demons of Infernum 2
The Realms ThereunderLawhead, RossF - Ancient Earth 1
The Bone HouseLawhead, Stephen R.F - Bright Empires 2
The Crystal VariationLee, Sharon
Miller, Stever
SF - Liaden Universe
Murder in the 11th HouseLewis, Mitchell ScottM/F - Starlight Detective Agency Mystery 1
Stone Cold Seduction (d)Macallan, JessUFR - Set in Stone 1
Seer of SevenwatersMarillier, JulietF - Sevenwaters 5
The Beast WithinMcCarthy, Erin
D'Arc, Bianca
Lyon, Jennifer
PNR - Collection
One Salt SeaMcGuire, SeananUF - October Daye 5
WayfinderMurphy, C.E.UF - Worldwalker Duology 2
Mark of the RosePearce, KatePNR - Tudor Vampire Chronicles 3
HellbentPriest, CherieUF - Cheshire Red Reports 2
Haunting BeautyQuinn, ErinPNR - Mists of Ireland 5
The Panama LaughRoche, Thomas S.SF
Shadow Kin (d)Scott, M.J.UF - Half-Light City 1
Archangel's BladeSingh, NaliniPNR - Guild Hunter 4
Blood SpiritsSmith, SherwoodF
Coronets and Steel (h2tp)Smith, SherwoodF
Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves and Ghosts: 25 Classic Stories of the Supernatural Solomon, Barbara (ed)
Panetta, Eileen (ed)
The High King of MontivalStirling, S. M.SF - Change 4
The Tears of the SunStirling, S. M.SF - Change 5
EnvyWard, J.R.PNR - Fallen Angels 3
RogueWilliamson, Michael Z.SF
BedbugsWinters, BenH
Dark WarriorYork, RebeccaPNR

September 13, 2011

SpellboundCharlton, BlakeF -Spell 2
Blood and Other CravingsDatlow, Ellen (ed)H - Anthology
Sunrise of AvalonElliott, AnnaF - A Novel of Trystan & Isolde
Crack'd Pot Trail (ri)Erikson, StevenF - Bauchelain and Korbal Broach 4
Prospero RegainedLamplighter, L. JagiF - Prospero's Daughter 3
The Savage Knight (d)Lewis, PaulF
The Night CircusMorgenstern, ErinF
The Highest FrontierSlonczewski, JoanSF
Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic RomanceSzereto, Mitzi (ed)PER - Anthology

September 15, 2011

Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious TalesCzerneda, Julie (ed)
MacGregor, Susan (ed)
SF - Anthology
The Battle Sylph McDonald, L.J.PNR -Sylph 1
Queen of the SylphsMcDonald, L.J.PNR -Sylph 3
The Shattered SylphMcDonald, L.J.PNR -Sylph 2
Tastes of Love and EvilMonajem, BarbaraPNR -Bayou Gavotte 2
The RaftersMontgomery, ACF - Somnambulist Saga 1
BriarpatchPratt, TimF
The Pattern ScarsSweet, CaitlinEF
Steampunk SourcebookWaldrep, M.C.SP/Art

September 19, 2011

The Business of DeathJamieson, TrentUF - Death Works 1 & 2
Zombie Jamboree (e)Rardin, Jennifer

September 20, 2011

The Vampire's SeductionCooke, CynthiaPNR
SwellEricson, CorwinF
The Rift WalkerGriffith, Clay
Griffith, Susan
F/AH - Vampire Empire 2
BlackdogJohansen, K. V.F
Harvest MoonLackey, MercedesFantasy Romance
The Restoration GameMacLeod, KenSF
Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion NightsMitsuse, RyuSF
Lord of RageMonroe, JillPNR - Royal House of Shadows 2
Cast in RuinSagara, MichelleF - Chronicles of Elantra 7
Twilight FulfilledShayne, MaggiePNR - Children of Twilight 3
The Cage of ZuesUeda, SayuriSF

September 26, 2011

Cold FireElliott, KateF - Spiritwalker Trilogy 2

September 27, 2011

Debris (d)Anderton, JoSF/F - Veiled Worlds 1
Darkness UnboundArthur, KeriPNR - Dark Angels 1
Bound by BloodAshley, AmandaPNR -Bound 2
Myth-InterpretationsAsprin, RobertEF - Collection
Conquer the DarkBanks, L. A.UF - The Dark 2
Must Love VampiresBetts, HeidiPNR
The Hum and the ShiverBledsoe, AlexF
CryoburnBujold, Lois McMasterSF - Vorkosigan Saga 13
Red PhoenixChan, KylieF - Dark Heavens 2
A Thief in the NightChandler, DavidF - Ancient Blades 2
In Blood We TrustCody, ChristineF/SP/W - Bloodlands 2
VacationCostello, Matthew J.H
Darkness FallingCrowther, PeterSF
Bones of EmpireDietz, William C.SF
Spider's RevengeEstep, JenniferUF -
Weight of StoneGilman, Laura AnneF - Vineart War 2
The Monster's Corner: Stories Through Inhuman EyesGolden, Christopher (ed)H - Anthology
An Angel for ChristmasGraham, HeatherPNR
A Vampire Christmas CarolGray, SarahMU
HalloweenGuran, PaulaF/H/SF - Anthology
The Evolutionary VoidHamilton, Peter F.SF
Ghost TrackersHawes, Jason
Wilson, Grant
Waggoner, Time
BloodstoneHolzner, NancyUF - Deadtown 3
OceanborneIrons, KatherinePNR - Seaborne 2
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22Jones, Stephen (ed)H - Anthology
AlterantKenyon, Sherrilyn
Love, Dianna
PNR - Belador 2
Lord of SoulsKeyes, GregEF - Elder Scrolls 2
Bolos: Their Finest Hour (tp2mm)Laumer, Keith (creator)SF - Collection
The Immorality EngineMann, GeorgeSPM - Newbury & Hobbes Investigations 3
Dead Bad Things (h2mm)McMahon, GaryH - Thomas Usher2
Sins of the Angels (d)Poitevin, LindaUF - The Grigori Legacy 1
GanymedePriest, CherieSP - Clockwork Century 4
All Men of GeniusRosen, LevSF/SP
Troubled WatersShinn, SharonEF
The Darkest SurrenderShowalter, GenaPNR - Lords of the Underworld 10
Sexiest Vampire AliveSparks, KerrelynPNR - Love at Stake 11

September 28, 2011

AloneFawcett, MarthaSFR - Janaforma Trilogy 1
The RevisionistsMullen, ThomasSF

d - Debut
e - Ebook
h2mm - Hardcover to  Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback

AF - Adventure Fantasy
AH - Alternative History
DF - Dark Fantasy
EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FH - Fantasy Humor
FM - Fantasy Mystery
FR - Fantast Romance
H - Horror
HF - Historical Fantasy
HiF - High Fantasy
HR - Horror Romance
HT - Historical Thriller
MU - Mashup
PC - Parnormal Comedy
PER - Paranormal Erotic Romance
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PT - Paranormal Thriller
S - Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFT - Science Fiction Thriller
SM - Supernatural Mystery
SN - Supernatural Noir
SP - Steampunk
SPM - Steampunk Mystery
ST - Supernatural Thriller
TH - Twisted History
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance


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