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Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors


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


Tina Connolly (2012)

Seriously Hexed 
Seriously Wicked 3
Tor Teen, November 14, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Tina Connolly continues the hilarious adventures of teen witch Camellia and her mother, wicked witch Sarmine, in this latest installment to the Andre Norton Award-nominated "Seriously Wicked" series.

Teen witch Cam has resigned herself to being a witch. Sort of. She’s willing to do small things, like magically help her boyfriend Devon get over his ongoing stage fright. But tangling with other witches is not on her wishlist. Joining her mother’s wicked witch coven is right out.

New acquaintance Poppy Jones is a Type A, A+ Student of True Witchery. She’s got all the answers, and she’s delighted to tangle with a bunch of wicked witches. She doesn’t need any reluctant witch getting in her way, especially one who knows less than a dozen spells, and has zero plans for witch college.

Then a coven meeting goes drastically awry. A hex is taking down all thirteen members of the coven, one by one—putting both girls’ mothers in jeopardy. Now the two teens are going to have to learn to work together, while simultaneously juggling werewolf puppies, celebrity demons, thirteen nasty hexes, and even nastier witches. They may have to go through hell and high water to save their mothers—but they also might find a new friendship along the way.



Seriously Shifted
Seriously Wicked 2
Tor Teen, November 14, 2017
Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Hardcover and eBook, November 1, 2016

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Tina Connolly's Seriously Shifted is a sparkling new adventure about teen witch Camellia and her mother, wicked witch Sarmine, introduced to readers in Seriously Wicked.

Teenage witch Cam isn’t crazy about the idea of learning magic. She’d rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother’s wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them.

Now Cam’s learning invisibility spells, dodging exploding cars, and pondering the ethics of love potions. All while trying to keep her grades up and go on a first date with her crush. If the witches don’t get him first, that is.

Can’t a good witch ever catch a break?





Sebastien de Castell (2014)

Tyrant's Throne
The Greatcoats 4
Jo Fletcher Books, June 6, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
After years of struggle and sacrifice, Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead king's dream: Aline, the king's daughter, is about to take the throne and restore the rule of law once and for all.

But for the Greatcoats, nothing is ever that simple. In the neighboring country of Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies that have long plagued Tristia's borders--and even worse, he is rumored to have a new ally: Trin, who's twice tried to kill Aline to claim the throne of Tristia for herself. With the armies of Avares at her back, led by a bloodthirsty warrior, she'll be unstoppable.

Falcio, Kest, and Brasti race north to stop her, but in those cold and treacherous climes they discover something altogether different, and far more dangerous: a new player is planning to take the throne of Tristia, and with a sense of dread the three friends realize that the Greatcoats, for all their skill, may not be able to stop him.

As the nobles of Tristia and even the Greatcoats themselves fight over who should rule, the Warlord of Avares threatens to invade. With so many powerful contenders vying for power, it will fall to Falcio to render the one verdict he cannot bring himself to utter, much less enforce. Should he help crown the young woman he vowed to put on the throne, or uphold the laws he swore to serve?





April Daniels (2017)

Sovereign
Nemesis 2
Diversion Books, July 25, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 314 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The highly anticipated sequel to Dreadnought, featuring “the most exciting new superheroes in decades.” (Kirkus, starred review)

Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it’s only going to get worse.

When she crosses a newly discovered billionaire supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there’s no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.

She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge.
And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings, ready to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9


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



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Genevieve Cogman (2016)

The Masked City
The Invisible Library Novel 2
Roc, September 6, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this “dazzling”* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library.

The written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time…

Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai—a dragon of royal descent—is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble.

Kai’s abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions. To keep humanity from getting caught in the crossfire, Irene will have to team up with a local Fae leader to travel deep into a version of Venice filled with dark magic, strange coincidences, and a perpetual celebration of Carnival—and save her friend before he becomes the first casualty of a catastrophic war.

But navigating the tumultuous landscape of Fae politics will take more than Irene’s book-smarts and fast-talking—to ward off Armageddon, she might have to sacrifice everything she holds dear….


The Burning Page
The Invisible Library Novel 3
Roc, December 6, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Librarian spy Irene and her apprentice Kai return for another “tremendously fun, rip-roaring adventure,” (A Fantastical Librarian) third in the bibliophilic fantasy series from the author of The Masked City.

Never judge a book by its cover…

Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency of finding both Irene and her apprentice, Kai—a dragon prince—and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle…

Irene’s longtime nemesis, Alberich, has once again been making waves across multiple worlds, and, this time, his goals are much larger than obtaining a single book or wreaking vengeance upon a single Librarian. He aims to destroy the entire Library—and make sure Irene goes down with it.

With so much at stake, Irene will need every tool at her disposal to stay alive. But even as she draws her allies close around her, the greatest danger might be lurking from somewhere close—someone she never expected to betray her…





Tina Connolly (2012)

On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories
Fairwood Press, August 16, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 308 pages
  Cover art by Kazuhiko Nakamura

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
From the Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin comes Tina Connolly’s first full-length collection, with two dozen stories spanning a decade of writing. These inventive and compelling stories contain tales of transcending cyborgs, shapeshifting bears, sentient hands, rogue GPSs, superhero moms groups, zombie chipmunks, and a story told from the point of view of a paddle in Pong. Her stories have been described as original, charming, delightful, unexpected, poignant, mystifying, beautiful, horrific, intricate, darkly funny, imaginative, fascinating, and just plain weird. The 25 stories and 3 poems include her prequel story to her YA Seriously Wicked series from Tor Teen, as well as one new story exclusive to the collection


Seriously Wicked
Tor Teen, November 1, 2016
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 5, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
The hilarious new YA from acclaimed author Tina Connolly.

Camellia's adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom's a seriously wicked witch.

Savvy Cam has tons of practice thwarting the witch's crazy schemes. But when the witch summons a demon to control the city, he gets loose—and into the cute new boy in Tenth Grade. Now Cam's determined to stop the demon before he destroys the new boy's soul. Which means she might have to try a spell of her own. But if she's willing to work spells like the witch. . .will it mean she's wicked too? With the demon squashing pixies, girls becoming zombies, and the school one spell away from exploding in phoenix flame, Cam has to realize that wicked doesn't lie in your abilities, but in your choices.


Seriously Shifted
Tor Teen, November 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 240 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Tina Connolly's Seriously Shifted is a sparkling new adventure about teen witch Camellia and her mother, wicked witch Sarmine, introduced to readers in Seriously Wicked.

Teenage witch Cam isn’t crazy about the idea of learning magic. She’d rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother’s wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them.

Now Cam’s learning invisibility spells, dodging exploding cars, and pondering the ethics of love potions. All while trying to keep her grades up and go on a first date with her crush. If the witches don’t get him first, that is.

Can’t a good witch ever catch a break?





Gerrard Cowan (2015)

The Strategist
The Machinery Trilogy 2
Harper Voyager, January 26, 2017
eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
Ruin is coming.

For ten millennia, the Machinery Selected the greatest leaders of humanity, bringing glory to the Overland. But the Machinery came with a Prophecy: in the ten thousandth year, it will break, and Ruin will come.

Now, the Prophecy is being fulfilled. The Machinery has Selected a terrible being to rule the Overland, an immortal who cares little for the humans she governs. Some call her the Strategist, others call her the One, everyone knows her as Mother.

Mother will do anything to break the Machinery and finally bring Ruin. She will even make a deal with the oldest creature in creation – her ancient enemy, the Dust Queen.

But if Mother wants her help, first she must play a game. One in which humans are nothing more than pawns, and the world itself is at stake.
Book Depository (UK Print Edition)





Sean Danker (2016)

Free Space
Evagardian / An Admiral Novel 2
Ace, May 2, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
In the follow-up to Admiral, the intergalactic war has ended and hostilities between the Evagardian Empire and the Commonwealth are officially over, but the admiral is far from safe. . . .

I’d impersonated a prince, temporarily stopped a war, escaped a deadly planet, and survived more assassination attempts than I could conveniently count. After all that, there shouldn’t have been anything simpler than a nice weekend with a charming Evagardian girl.

However, some corners of the galaxy aren’t as genteel as the Empire, and Evagardians aren’t universally loved, which is how I ended up kidnapped to be traded as a commodity.

Their timing couldn’t have been worse. I’m not at my best, but these people have no idea whom they’re dealing with: a highly trained, genetically engineered soldier in the Imperial Service who happens to be my date.





Sebastien de Castell (2014)

Saint's Blood
The Greatcoats 3
Jo Fletcher Books, March 7, 2017
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Hardcover and eBook, June 7, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 9
How do you kill a Saint?

Falcio, Kest, and Brasti are about to find out, because someone has figured out a way to do it and they've started with a friend.

The Dukes were already looking for ways out of their agreement to put Aline on the throne, but with the Saints turning up dead, rumours are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension. Now churches are looking to protect themselves by bringing back the military orders of religious soldiers, assassins, and (especially) Inquisitors - a move that could turn the country into a theocracy. The only way Falcio can put a stop to it is by finding the murderer. He has only one clue: a terrifying iron mask which makes the Saints vulnerable by driving them mad. But even if he can find the killer, he'll still have to face him in battle.

And that may be a duel that no swordsman, no matter how skilled, can hope to win.

The View From Monday - August 15, 2016


Happy Monday!

There is one debut this week:

The Gentleman by Forrest Leo.

The View From Monday - August 15, 2016
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to that novel's Amazon page.


From former DAC Authors:

On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories by Tina Connolly;

and

Invasive by Chuck Wendig.

The View From Monday - August 15, 2016The View From Monday - August 15, 2016
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to that novel's Amazon page.



The View From Monday - August 15, 2016


Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors are highlighted in green.



August 15, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Darkest Surrender (e)(ri) Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld 8
The Darkest Seduction (e)(ri) Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld 9



August 16, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Magic Steals (e) Ilona Andrews UF - World of Kate Daniels
Zoo City (ri) Lauren Beukes SupTh
Moxyland (ri) Lauren Beukes SupTh
Angel of Storms (h2tp) Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 2
On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories Tina Connolly SF/F - Collection
The Deep (ri)(tp) Nick Cutter H
The Troop (ri)(tp) Nick Cutter H
Poisoned Blade Kate Elliott F/YA - Court of Fives 2
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism Dan Hassler-Forest SF/F/HC - Radical Cultural Studies
The Obelisk Gate N. K. Jemisin F - The Broken Earth 2
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Kij Johnson DF
Strays Justin Kassab SF/PA/AP - Primal Age Chronicles 2
Ghost Talkers Mary Robinette Kowal HistF
Ultramarines Nick Kyme
Steve Lyons
Graham McNeill
Josh Reynolds
Gav Thorpe
SF - Legends of the Dark Millennium 1 - Anthology
The Gentleman (D) Forrest Leo LF/Hist/HU/SP
The Dark Forest (h2tp) Cixin Liu SF - Remembrance of Earth's Past 2
The Grid D.A. MacQuin SupTh/UF - 1995 #2
Apocalypse Recon: Outbreak Paul Mannering
Bill Ball
SF/PA/AP - Apocalypse Recon 1
Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots (h2tp) John Markoff History
Dead to Rites Ari Marmell UF/DF - A Mick Oberon Job 3
The Chapter's Due Graham McNeill SF - Ultramarines 6
The Gate of Sorrows Miyuki Miyabe F - The Gate of Sorrows 1
The Sight Chloe Neill UF - A Devil’s Isle Novel 2
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg Robert Silverberg
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
SF
Orbs III: Redemption Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/Th - Orbs
The Prisoner of Silverwood Castle Marie Treanor R/Hist/P - Darke of Night 2
Genre Fiction of New India: Post-Millennial Receptions of "Weird" Narratives E. Dawson Varughese HC - Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature
Amaryllis and Other Stories Carrie Vaughn SF/F - Collection
Invasive Chuck Wendig TechTh



August 17, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Weight of Memories: A Tor.com Original (e) Cixin Liu SF



D - Debut
e - eBook
e2mm - eBook to Mass Market Paperback
e2tp - eBook to Trade Paperback
Ed - Editor
Ke - Kindle only eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp - Trade Paperback
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghosts
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
RSus - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult
Z - Zombies

Note: Not all of these genres are represented in the book above.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 40


This is the fortieth 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.

This Update includes covers that have recently been revealed (by the author or publisher) for books already mentioned in a previous update and/or new books.



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Stephen Blackmoore (2012)

Dirty Deeds
Heroes Reborn - Book 3
Bastei Entertainment, November 20, 2015
eBook, 76 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 40
When a veteran Federal agent begins investigating the involvement of a ruthless Los Angeles Police Department detective in the death of an Evolved Human, she gets close to uncovering a dangerous truth that could cost him everything: his job, his freedom, maybe even his life.

The third in the "Heroes Reborn" event series of six short thrillers based on the fascinating characters and rich mythology of NBC's world-wide hit TV series "Heroes", and the highly anticipated "Heroes Reborn". The new season picks up five years after the finale of the original series and finds those with special powers in a precarious and dangerous world where they are feared, persecuted and attacked.

Stephen Blackmoore is the author of the urban fantasy thriller, "City of The Lost," as well as the Eric Carter "Necromancer" series. He is also the author of a "Wasteland" video game tie-in novella, a "Gods & Monsters" tie-in novel, and "Khan of Mars."


Heroes Reborn: Collection One
David Bishop, Timothy Zahn, Stephen Blackmoore
Titan Books, March 29, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 40
“BRAVE NEW WORLD” BY DAVID BISHOP

A year after the fateful events of the Odessa Summit, the world is a very different place. It’s certainly no longer friendly for Evolved Humans—or “Evos”—who are held responsible for what happened. If the government doesn’t find you, there are some tenacious and merciless Evo-hunters out there who will.

Based on Tim Kring’s original drafts of the script for the season premiere of Heroes Reborn and includes content not seen in the TV show.

“A MATTER OF TRUST” BY TIMOTHY ZAHN

As the number of Evolved Humans increases, so does the pressure from the governments and people of the world. Father Mauricio begins searching for a way to help all Evos after befriending a troubled teenager who possesses a devastating secret. As a priest, it is Father Mauricio’s calling to protect the innocent and this includes the Evos who, by no fault of their own, find their lives and freedom being threatened.

“DIRTY DEEDS” BY STEPHEN BLACKMOORE

A veteran Federal agent begins investigating the involvement of ruthless Los Angeles Police Department detective James Dearing in the death of an Evolved Human. But when she gets close to uncovering a dangerous truth, it could cost him everything: his job, his freedom, maybe even his life.

THREE BRAND-NEW NOVELLAS BASED ON NBC’S WORLD-WIDE HIT TV SERIES HEROES, AND THE EPIC EVENT SERIES HEROES REBORN.




Deborah Blake (2014)

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

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 40
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…




Tina Connolly (2012)

Seriously Shifted
Tor Teen, November 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 240 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 40
A sparkling new adventure about teen witch Camellia and her mother, wicked witch Sarmine, introduced to readers in Seriously Wicked

Teenage witch Cam isn’t crazy about the idea of learning magic. She’d rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother’s wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them.

Now Cam’s learning invisibility spells, dodging exploding cars, and pondering the ethics of love potions. All while trying to keep her grades up and go on a first date with her crush. If the witches don’t get him first, that is.

Can’t a good witch ever catch a break?




T. Frohock (2011)

The Second Death
Los Nefilim: Part Three
Harper Voyager Impulse, March 29, 2016
eBook, 128 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 40
Save the world, or save his family…

For Diago Alvarez, that’s the choice before him. For unless he wants to see his son Rafael die, he must do the unthinkable:

Help the Nazis receive the plans to the ultimate weapon.

And while Diago grows more comfortable not only with his heritage, but also with his place among Guillermo’s Los Nefilim, he is still unsure if he truly belongs amongst them.

In a frantic race to save the future of humanity, Diago is forced to rely on his daimonic nature to deceive an angel. In doing so, he discovers the birth of a modern god—one that will bring about a new world order from which no one can escape.

The Second Death is the final chapter in T. Frohock’s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim trilogy, which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called “a joy to read.”




Emmi Itäranta (2014)

The Weaver
Harper Voyager, May 24, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 40
The author of the critically acclaimed Memory of Water returns with this literary ecological tale in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin and Sheri S. Tepper, in which an innocent young woman becomes entangled in a web of ancient secrets and deadly lies that lie at the dark center of her prosperous island world.

Eliana is a model citizen of the island, a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs. She also harbors a dangerous secret—she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive council of elders. No one talks about the dreamers, the undesirables ostracized from society.

But the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house. Robbed of speech by her attackers, the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm: Eliana. Why does this mysterious girl bear her name? What links her to the weaver—and could she hold Eliana’s fate in her hand?

As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn’t understand, the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble, revealing a deep and ancient corruption. Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets, Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her. To save herself and those she loves, she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness: her dreams.

The View From Monday... on Tuesday - August 25, 2015


Happy Tuesday! There is one debut out today - The Path of Anger (The Book and the Sword 1) by Antoine Rouad. From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians 6) by Dianne Duvall;

Wish Bound (Grimm Agency3) by J. C. Nelson;

and

That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda's One Hundredth Birthday Party: A Tor.Com Original by Tina Connolly.



The View From Monday... on Tuesday - August 25, 2015



August 24, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness Helen Young H&C



August 25, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Breakout Ann Aguirre SF - The Dred Chronicles 3
Yarrick: The Pyres of Armageddon David Annandale SF - Warhammer 40,000: Yarrick
Night's Surrender Amanda Ashley PNR - Children of the Night 7
Dream Paris Tony Ballantyne CF - Dream 2
Star Trek: Voyager: Atonement Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
Kushiel's Chosen (ri) Jacqueline Carey HistF - Kushiel's Legacy 2
The Bitterbynde Trilogy: The Ill-Made Mute, The Lady of the Sorrows, The Battle of Evernight (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 1-3
The Lady of the Sorrows (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 2
The Ill-Made Mute (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 1
The Battle of Evernight (e) Cecilia Dart-Thornton F - Bitterbynde Trilogy 3
Eros Element Cecilia Dominic SPR - Aether Psychics 1
Shadows Strike Dianne Duvall PNR - Immortal Guardians 6
Midnight's Master (ri) Cynthia Eden PNR - Midnight 3
The Islands of the Blessed (ri) Nancy Farmer F - The Sea of Trolls Trilogy 3
Nightwalker (e) Jacquelyn Frank PNR - Nightwalkers 7
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains Limited Edition: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds Neil Gaiman

Eddie Campbell (Illustrator)
F
Trial by Fire (tp2mm) Charles E. Gannon SF/SO - More... 2
Forces from Beyond Simon R. Green CF - Ghost Finders 6
My Highland Bride (e) Maeve Greyson TTR - Highland Hearts 2
A Fairy-tale Ending (e) Jack Heckel FairyT/FolkT/L&M - Charming Tales 1
Even Vampires Get the Blues Sandra Hill PNR - Deadly Angels 6
On the Hunt Alexandra Ivy
Rebecca Zanetti
Dianne Duvall
Hannah Jayne
PNR
A Ghostly Demise Tonya Kappes PM - Ghostly Southern Mystery 3
Parallel Fire (e) Deidre Knight PNR - Parallel 3.5
End Time Keith Korman SF/AP/PA
Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine James Lovegrove M
Darkest Misery Tracey Martin UF - Miss Misery 4
Black Tuesday Bob Mayer SF - Area 51: Time Patrol
Lies Ripped Open Steve McHugh UF - The Hellequin Chronicles 5
Succubus Heat (ri) Richelle Mead UF - Georgina Kincaid 4
Secondhand Souls Christopher Moore Hu/UF
Wish Bound J. C. Nelson UF - A Grimm Agency Novel 3
Guerilla Mel Odom SF - The Makaum War 2
Liar's Island Tim Pratt F - Pathfinder Tales
The Great Zoo of China (h2mm) Matthew Reilly Th/Sc
The Last Time I Saw Her Karen Robards PRS - Dr. Charlotte Stone 4
The Path of Anger (D) Antoine Rouaud F/Th - The Book and the Sword 1
Koko the Mighty Kieran Shea SF - Koko Martstellar 2
Wood Sprites (h2mm) Wen Spencer F - Elfhome 4
We Install: And Other Stories Harry Turtledove AH - Collection



August 26, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda's One Hundredth Birthday Party: A Tor.Com Original (e) Tina Connolly F



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


AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FairyT -Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
H&C - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
L&M - Legends and Myth
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy

The View From Monday - May 4, 2015


Happy Monday! May the 4th be with you!


There are 6 debuts this week:
  • Hugo & Rose by Bridget Foley
  • The Brass Giant (Chroniker City 1) by Brooke Johnson
  • Unexpected Rain by Jason LaPier
  • The Waterborne Blade (Waterborne 1) by Susan Murray
  • Revision by Andrea Phillips
  • Cash Crash Jubilee (Jubilee Cycle 1) by Eli K. P. William


And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:
  • Corsair: A Science Fiction Novel by James L. Cambias
  • Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly
  • Three Slices by Delilah Dawson, Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig  (Blud, Iron Druid, Miriam Black novellas)
  • Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson 7) Darynda Jones is out in Mass Market Paperback
  • The Venusian Gambit (Daedalus 3) by Michael J. Martinez
  • Sword of the North (The Grim Company 2) by Luke Scull
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch is out in Trade Paperback
  • Blackbirds (Miriam Black 1), Mockingbird (Miriam Black 2) and The Cormorant (Miriam Black 3) by Chuck Wendig are re-released by their new publisher in digital format with new covers. Print editions will be available later this year.



The View From Monday - May 4, 2015



May 5, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The New World Chris Adrian LF
The Dark Between the Stars (h2mm) Kevin J. Anderson SF/SO- Saga of Shadows 1
Straits of Hell Taylor Anderson SF - Destroyermen 10
Deadly Shores (h2mm) Taylor Anderson SF - Destroyermen 9
Immunity Taylor Antrim LF/NF/Dys
Day of Atonement Alex Archer FairyT/FolkT/ L&M - Rogue Angel 54
Forbidden Trespass James Axler Dys - Deathlands 122
Hell's Maw James Axler SF - Outlanders 73
The Windup Girl (2nd Edition) Paolo Bacigalupi SF
The Boost (h2mm) Stephen Baker TechnoTh/NF
Grave Phantoms Jenn Bennett PNR - Roaring Twenties 3
Shadows (h2mm) E. C. Blake F - The Masks of Aygrima 2
Some Like It Witchy Heather Blake PM - Wishcraft Mystery 5
If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty's Own Story of the Exorcist (e) William Peter Blatty Film
Mirror Sight (h2tp) Kristen Britain F - Green Rider 5
Corsair: A Science Fiction Novel James L. Cambias SF
Thief's Magic (h2tp) Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 1
Earth Awakens (h2mm) Orson Scott Card SF - The First Formic War 3
Gateway to Never A Bertram Chandler SF - John Grimes 6
Seriously Wicked Tina Connolly F/YA
1882: Custer in Chains Robert Conroy AH
Cibola Burn (h2tp) James S.A. Corey SF - Expanse 4
Within (e) Keith Deininger H
Three Slices (Ke) Delilah Dawson
Kevin Hearne
Chuck Wendig
F - Novellas (Blud, Iron Druid, Miriam, Black)
Releasing the Shifter Summer Devon PNR - Solitary Shifters 3
Unseemly Science Rod Duncan HistF - The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire 2
The Waking Engine (h2mm) David Edison F
The Mystwalker Series, The Complete Collection (e) Leigh Evans PNR - Mystwalker
Winterwood (e) JG Faherty H - Childhood Fears
Hugo & Rose (D) Bridget Foley LF
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women Paula Guran (ed) F/P - Anthology
Day Shift Charlaine Harris UF - Midnight, Texas 2
The Gospel of Loki Joanne M. Harris F
Midnight's Kiss Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races 8
The Merchant Emperor (h2mm) Elizabeth Haydon F - Symphony of Ages 7
Scarecrows Christine Hayton H - Childhood Fears
Witches with the Enemy Barb Hendee F - Mist-Torn Witches 3
Alias Hook (h2tp) Lisa Jensen HistF
The Brass Giant (D) (e) Brooke Johnson SP - Chroniker City 1
Seventh Grave and No Body (h2mm) Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 7
Revival (ri) Stephen King H/Sus
Alien Separation Gini Koch SF - Alien 11
Black Ice (tp2mm) Susan Krinard CF - Midgard 2
The Dhulyn and Parno Novels: Volume Two Violette Malan F - Dhulyn and Parno Omnibus
The Venusian Gambit Michael J. Martinez SF - Daedalus 3
Ultimatum (e) Annmarie McKenna PNR - Graham Pack Mates 3
The Mirror (e)(ri) Marlys Millhiser M/TT
The Threshold (e)(ri) Marlys Millhiser M/TT
The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave J.H. Moncrieff H - Childhood Fears
Corum - The Knight of Swords: The Eternal Champion Michael Moorcock F - Eternal Champion
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Haruki Murakami MR
The Waterborne Blade (D) Susan Murray F - Waterborne 1
The Book of Phoenix Nnedi Okorafor SF/Ap/PA - Who Fears Death prequel
Chasers of the Wind (h2mm) Alexey Pehov F - Cycle of Wind and Sparks 1
Revision (D) Andrea Phillips SF
The Guardians of Ascension Series, Books 1-3 (e) Caris Roane PNR - Guardians of Ascension
Gifts of Darkover (Ke) Deborah J. Ross F - Darkover 15
Binary Stephanie Saulter SF - Revolution 2
Gemsigns (h2tp) Stephanie Saulter SF - Revolution 1
Sword of the North Luke Scull F - The Grim Company 2
Nightmare in Greasepaint L.L. Soares H - Childhood Fears
Phoenix in Shadow Ryk E Spoor F - Balanced Sword 2
Tomorrow and Tomorrow (h2tp) Thomas Sweterlitsch NF/Th/Ap/PA
Her Wild Hero Paige Tyler PNR - X-Ops 3
Blackbirds (e)(ri) Chuck Wendig UF - Miriam Black 1
The Cormorant (e)(ri) Chuck Wendig UF - Miriam Black 3
Mockingbird (e)(ri) Chuck Wendig UF - Miriam Black 2
Oracle Michelle West F - House War 6
Cash Crash Jubilee (D) Eli K. P. William SF/Ap/PA - Jubilee Cycle 1
A Long Time Until Now Michael Z Williamson SF/TT - Temporal Displacement 1



May 6, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt: A Tor.Com Original (e) Alex Bledsoe F
At the End of Babel: A Tor.Com Original (e) Michael Livingston F
Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen Brian Taves HC



May 7, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
City of Fae (e) Pippa DaCosta UF/NA
Lord of Ashes (e) Richard Ford F - Steelhaven 3
Unexpected Rain (D) (e) Jason LaPier SF



May 10, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mermen Mimi Jean Pamfiloff PNR - Mermen Trilogy 1
MerMadmen Mimi Jean Pamfiloff PNR - Mermen Trilogy 2


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


AH - Alternate History
Ap - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
L&M - Legend and Myth
LF - Literary Fiction
MR - Magical Realism
NA - New Adult
NF - Near Future
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sus - Suspense
TechnoTh - Technological Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5


This is the fifth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge authors. What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 6  will cover additional 2012 DAC authors.

See Part 1 here.
See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 here.
See Part 4 here.


What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5



Myke Cole

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Gemini Cell
Ace, January 27, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Myke Cole continues to blow the military fantasy genre wide open with an all-new epic adventure in his highly acclaimed Shadow Ops universe—set in the early days of the Great Reawakening, when magic first returns to the world and order begins to unravel…

US Navy SEAL Jim Schweitzer is a consummate professional, a fierce warrior, and a hard man to kill. But when he sees something he was never meant to see on a covert mission gone bad, he finds himself—and his family—in the crosshairs. Nothing means more to Jim than protecting his loved ones, but when the enemy brings the battle to his front door, he is overwhelmed and taken down.

That should be the end of the story. But Jim is raised from the dead by a sorcerer and recruited by a top secret unit dabbling in the occult, known only as the Gemini Cell. With powers he doesn’t understand, Jim is called back to duty—as the ultimate warrior. As he wrestles with a literal inner demon, Jim realizes his new superiors are determined to use him for their own ends and keep him in the dark—especially about the fates of his wife and son…





Tina Connolly

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Seriously Wicked
Tor Teen, May 5, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 208 pages

The hilarious new YA from acclaimed author Tina Connolly.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Suddenly Cam’s got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?





Delilah S. Dawson

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Hit
Simon Pluse, April 14, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller.

No one reads the fine print.

The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country.

Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die?

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. Since yarn bombing is the only anarchy in Patsy’s past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren’t strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy’s list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice.

Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish.




What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Servants of the Storm
Simon Pulse, June 2, 2015
Trade Paperback, 400pages
Previously released in Hardcover and eBook, August 2014

“An urban fantasy that could rival some of Holly Black’s most imaginative and creepy fare” (BCCB).

A year ago, Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction—and taking the life of Dovey’s best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.

But recently she’s started to believe she’s seeing things that can’t be real…including Carly at their favorite café. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.

As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah—where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk—she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.





Leigh Evans

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
The Danger of Destiny
Mystwalker 4
St. Martin's Paperbacks, March 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

WHY WHISTLE IN THE DARK…
There are very few days off when you’re on an epic quest. Believe me, I know. I’m Hedi Peacock—one half Fae, the other were—and if being a half-breed with one foot in each world isn’t tough enough to manage, there are the four chambers of my heart to consider. The one who holds the strings? Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore. If I had my way, he and I would be locked in a bedroom, for eternity, but a pressing family matter needs my attention. It’s true what they say: A woman’s work is never done. 

WHEN YOU CAN HOWL AT THE MOON?
My twin brother is being held captive by the Old Mage in another realm. Lo and behold, as soon as Trowbridge and I arrive in Merenwyn, we’re separated in spectacular, dramatic fashion—and I’m left to figure out how to maintain the fragile balance between my Fae magic and my wolf’s blood in a realm that cries to both. Not easy, particularly when I'm keeping an iron-grip on my temper so as not to dispatch with extreme prejudice the odd wizard or smart-mouthed mutt servant who crosses my path. My mama never told me there’d be days like these, but I’m not going down without a fight…or my mate.  





Sharon Lynn Fisher

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Echo 8
Tor Books, February 3, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 288 pages

Echo 8: a thrilling new science fiction romance from Sharon Lynn Fisher, the author of Ghost Planet and The Ophelia Prophecy.

Three lives.
Two worlds.
Once chance to save it all.

Tess is a parapsychologist, devoting her life to studying paranormal and psychic phenomenon. But when doppelgangers begin appearing from a parallel world, all her training couldn’t prepare her for what is to come.

Jake appeared from another Earth, shocked and angry, and restrained by government investigators for study. But when he unwittingly steals energy from Tess, it causes a ripple effect across two worlds.

Ross is an FBI agent, ordered to protect Tess as she conducts her research into this dangerous phenomenon. His assignment was not random—he and Tess have a history. And when those feelings resurface, Ross will have to choose between his love for Tess, and his duty to protect his world.





Max Gladstone

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Last First Snow
Craft Sequence 4
Tor Books, July 14, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages



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What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 5
Full Fathom Five
Craft Sequence 3
Tor Book, April x, 2015
Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Previously released in Hardcover and eBook, July 2014

On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order. Her creations aren’t conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshippers from other gods—perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai tries to save a dying idol, she’s grievously injured—then sidelined from the business entirely, her near-suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability. But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss, her coworkers, and her ex-boyfriend call her crazy, and starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear—which will crush her, if Kai can’t stop it first.


The View From Monday - October 6, 2014


Happy 1st Monday in October! Only 25 days until Halloween! I'm heading off to New York Comic Con this weekend so look for posts about that. The kitchen renovation (for those of you keeping track) is nearing the pause point - countertops will be measured for this week and then I wait for them to be ready (2 to 3 weeks). After the countertops are in, the finishing touches are completed and I have a kitchen again. I can't wait.


The View From Monday - October 6, 2014


This week is full of debuts (6 of the 9 out this month):

Heraclix and Pomp: A Novel of the Fabricated and the Fey by Forrest Aguirre;

The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander;

Liesmith (Wyrd 1) by Alis Franklin;

Lemongrass Hope by Amy Impellizzeri;

Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna;

and

The Undying: An Apocalyptic Thriller by Ethan Reid.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

The Shotgun Arcana by R.S. Belcher;

The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman;

Silverblind (Ironskin 3) by Tina Connolly;

Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch 2) by Ann Leckie;

and

Knife Sworn (Tower and Knife Trilogy 2) by Mazarkis Williams is out in Trade Paperback.



October 6, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mine Tomorrow (e) Jackie Braun PNR
Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television Pauline Greenhill
Jill Terry Rudy
LC/F
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q are Cordially Uninvited... (e) Rudy Josephs SF - Star Trek
Reap & Redeem (e) Lisa Medley UF - Reaper 3
In the Void (e) Sheryl Nantus SFR - Tales from the Edge 2
Helmut Goes Abroad (e) Matt Sheehan UF/AH - Helmut Haase 2



October 7, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (ri) Douglas Adams SF
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (ri) Douglas Adams SF
Heraclix and Pomp: A Novel of the Fabricated and the Fey (D) Forrest Aguirre HistF
The Secrets of Life and Death (D - US) Rebecca Alexander HistF
The Night Garden: A Novel Lisa Van Allen R/Magic
Unseaming Mike Allen H/DF - Collection
A Vision of Fire Gillian Anderson
Jeff Rovin
SF
The Shotgun Arcana R. S. Belcher WW
One Potion in the Grave Heather Blake PM - A Magic Potion Mystery 2
Hawk Steven Brust F - Vlad Taltos14
The Lesser Dead Christopher Buehlman H
The Lost Stars: Imperfect Sword Jack Campbell SF - The Lost Stars 3
Ship of the Dead John L. Campbell H - Omega Days 2
Autumn Bones (h2mm) Jacqueline Carey UF - Agent of Hel 2
Poison Fruit Jacqueline Carey UF - Agent of Hel 3
Silverblind Tina Connolly HistF - Ironskin 3
Nightmare Carnival Ellen Datlow (ed) H - Anthology
Undead and Unwary MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Undead/Queen Betsy 13
The Baen Big Book of Monsters Hank Davis (ed) SF - Anthology
The Sentinel (h2tp) Troy Denning F - D&D: The Sundering
The Protectors (e) Trey Dowell SH
Midkemia: The Chronicles of Pug (h2tp) Raymond E. Feist
Stephen Abrams
F - Art
Liesmith (D) Alis Franklin UF - Wyrd 1
The Tess Noncoiré Chronicles: Volume I P. R. Frost F - Omnibus
Parasite (h2tp) Mira Grant SF - Parasitology 1
Gotrek & Felix: Kinslayer David Guymer F - Gotrek & Felix 16
Scarlet Tides David Hair F - Moontide Quartet 2
Reckoning S.J. Harper UF - Fallen Siren 2
Ghost Gone Wild (h2mm) Carolyn Hart PM - A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel 4
Ghost Wanted Carolyn Hart PM - A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel 5
Spark: A Novel John Twelve Hawks Th
Beyond This Horizon (ri) Robert A. Heinlein SF
Blood Debt (ri) Tanya Huff UF - Blood Books 5
Witch Lights (e) Michael M. Hughes H - Blackwater Lights Trilogy 2
Broken Soul Faith Hunter UF - Jane Yellowrock 8
To Love a King Shona Husk PNR - Court of Annwyn 3
The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology S.T. Joshi (ed) H - Anthology
A Midwinter's Tail Sofie Kelly PM - Magical Cats 6
Falling Sky (D) Rajan Khanna SF/Ap/PA
Bastion (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F - Collegium Chronicles 5 / Valdemar
Closer to Home Mercedes Lackey F - Herald Spy 1
Ghost Phoenix (e) Corrina Lawson PNR - The Phoenix Institute 3
Ancillary Sword Ann Leckie SF - Imperial Radch 2
The Last Man Standing (h2tp) Davide Longo Dys
Princess Mononoke: The First Story Hayao Miyazaki F - Princess Mononoke
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets : An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space David Thomas Moore (ed) SF/F - Anthology
The Dark Defiles Richard K. Morgan F - Land Fit for Heroes 3
Above (h2tp) Isla Morley Sus/H
The Wolves of London: The Obsidian Heart Mark Morris F - Obsidian Heart 1
Citadel (h2tp) Kate Mosse Th - Languedoc Trilogy 3
Valhalla Robert J. Mrazek Th
Brood Chase Novak Gothic
Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course Based on the Hit Original HBO Series Game of Thrones David J. Peterson F - Game of Thrones
The Undying (D) Ethan Reid Ap/Th
Orbs II: Stranded: A Science Fiction Thriller Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/Th - Orbs 2
White Sands: An Orbs Prequel Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF - Orbs
We Are Not Good People Jeff Somers F - Ustari Cycle 2
Fearsome Magics: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy Jonathan Strahan (ed) F - Anthology
The Chaplain's War Brad R Torgersen SF - Chaplain's War 1
The Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams Jeff VanderMeer
Desirina Boskovich
SP
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures Sean Wallace (ed) SP
Immorta1 J.R. Ward PNR - Fallen Angels 6
A Call to Duty David Weber
Timothy Zahn
SF - Honorverse: Manticore Ascendant 1
The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel Brent Weeks
Ivan Brandon
Andy MacDonald
F/GN - Night Angel Trilogy 1
Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural Rick Wilber F - Anthology
Unbinding Eileen Wilks UF - World of the Lupi 11
Knife Sworn (h2tp) Mazarkis Williams F - Tower and Knife Trilogy 2



October 8, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Lemongrass Hope (D) Amy Impellizzeri R/TT/MR
Lost Under a Ladder Linda O. Johnston PCM - A Superstition Mystery 1



October 9, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Timebomb (e) Scott K. Andrews TT - Timebomb Trilogy 1



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


AH - Alternate History
Ap - Apocalyptic
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
LC - Literary Criticism
MR - Magical Realism
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

The View From Monday - September 22, 2014


Happy Monday and last day of astronomical Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Fall / Autumn commences at 10:29 P.M. EDT tonight.


The View From Monday - September 22, 2014


There are 2 debuts this week:

Rooms by Lauren Oliver is her adult fiction debut;

and

The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan.


From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Copperhead (Ironskin 2) by Tina Connolly is out in Trade Paperback;

Daring (Pax Arcana 2) by Elliott James;

and

The Prophecy Con (Rogues of the Republic 2) by Patrick Weekes.


September 21, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Zombies and Calculus Colin Adams SF/Th/Math/Z



September 23, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Copperhead (h2tp) Tina Connolly HistF - Ironskin 2
Hellsbane Hereafter (e) Paige Cuccaro UF - Hellsbane 3
Fading Light (e) Angela Dennis PNR - Shadow Born 2
Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle Phil & Kaja Foglio SP - Girl Genius 3
Burning Desire: Part 3 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy's Greatest Science Fiction Guy Haley (ed) SF
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (h2tp) David G. Hartwell (ed)
Patrick Nielson Hayden (ed)
SF - Anthology
Horrorstor: A Novel Grady Hendrix Hu/H
Daring Elliott James UF - Pax Arcana 2
The Cusanus Game (h2tp) Wolfgang Jeschke SF
Divinity Michelle L. Johnson UF
Fearie Tales Stephen Jones (ed) FT/F - Anthology
After the People Lights Have Gone Off Stephen Graham Jones Su/H - Collection
Sinbad the Sailor Phil Masters Myths and Legends
Hello Mr. Bones & Goodbye Mr. Rat Patrick McCabe Su - Collection
Aris Reigns: The Kingdom of Vampires (e) Devin Morgan PNR - Infinity DiariesTrilogy 1
Rooms (D - Adult) Lauren Oliver Gh
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction Terry Pratchett Collection
Doctor Who: K-9 Light-and-Sound Figurine and Illustrated Book Running Press SF - Doctor Who
Julia (h2tp) Peter Straub Psy/H
Whatever Lola Wants George Szanto LF/Mythology
The Hawley Book of the Dead (D) Chrysler Szarlan F/R
Lethal Code Thomas Waite CyberTh
The Prophecy Con Patrick Weekes F - Rogues of the Republic 2
The Seventh Sigil Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F - Dragon Brigade 3
Refuge After the Collapse Scott B. Williams Th/PA Pulse 2
Soulminder Timothy Zahn SF



September 24, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Darkness (e) Laurann Dohner PNR - New Species 12
Midway Relics and Dying Breeds: A Tor.Com Original (e) Seanan McGuire SF



September 25, 2014
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dark Deceit (K e) Lauren Dawes FR



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



F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
FT - Fairy Tale
Gh - Ghosts
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies


Melanie's Week in Review - August 3, 2014


Melanie's Week in Review - August 3, 2014


Welcome to August. I can't believe July is over the year is more than halfway gone. I have been looking at my Goodreads reading challenge and I need to pick up the pace if I am going to read as many books as last year. So how did I do this week?

Melanie's Week in Review - August 3, 2014
Even though am still reading The Dark Defiles by Richard K. Morgan I was tempted by a book that Qwill sent me - Havoc by Ann Aguirre. This is the second installment of the Dred Chronicles and I couldn't resist to find out what happened to Dred and Jael on the prison ship. I will be writing a full review of this book so keep your eye out for it to find out more. I got halfway through and left it in my desk at work (I have desks in 2 different buildings miles apart) and had to make a special trip 3 days later to pick it up. I knew I shouldn't have been reading Havoc before I finished Morgan's book so I got in a big panic that I would have nothing to tell you about.  I was soon searching Amazon for a book I could read in a day or two and came across a short story from Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar. I thought this tiny short story would be perfect to give me a feeling of accomplishment. When Carriger writes a short story she certainly makes it short. I feel like the story was finished before I even started it. I really enjoyed The Parasol Protectorate series but I think that Carriger could have left this series alone as The Curious Case... fell a bit flat for me. I am not a big fan of short stories as I always feel like that they stop too soon and this is definitely the case here.

Melanie's Week in Review - August 3, 2014Back I went to Amazon as I still needed a another book. I came across Copperhead by Tina Connolly which is the second novel in the Ironskin series. I had been waiting for the price of this book to drop a bit before I bought it and discovered it had so I was quick to download it. Copperhead tells the story of Helen who is the sister of the heroine, Jane, from book 1 and is set a few months after the events of that book. Helen is leading a cloistered life as the wife of her controlling, aristocratic husband Alistair. A sinister group called Copperhead are trying to rid the world of the fey and all the women with fey enhanced faces are at risk. Helen and her sister Jane are in the midst of helping these women when Jane goes missing. Despite her fears and feelings of inadequacies Helen risks herself and her new friends to find Jane.

Copperhead is a solid second instalment of a engaging series. I wish I had gone back and re-read the ending of Ironskin as there were a few re-caps that I couldn't remember. I also couldn't figure out why Jane and her fiance, Rochart, weren't together and it wasn't really explained either. I think that Connolly does a good job of creating empathy for the near perfect Helen. She isn't a character I especially like or perhaps you aren't supposed to like so I think that Connolly was especially clever to make Helen as engaging as she is. I do wonder where Connolly will take these characters in Silverblind (Ironskin 3), which is out in October.

Melanie's Week in Review - August 3, 2014
I finished my week by reading Unclean Spirits by Chuck Wendig. This is the first book of Gods and Monsters shared world series. It tells the story of Cason who has become embroiled with the gods and is on the run trying to rescue his wife and son. The story is told from a few different POVs including Cason, his wife Alison and the goddess Psyche. The gods are malevolent with a capital 'M' and Cason risks all to save his family.

This isn't an easy read as the gods aren't the only dis-likeable characters. Cason himself isn't the easiest character to empathize with. Cason reminded me a bit of a Mookie Pearl from Wendig's The Blue Blazes - a bit conflicted but trying to do the right thing for his family in the end. Nearly every religious and mythical god/goddess is mentioned in Unclean Spirits and it seems there was a competition who could be more horrid. I don't know who won but I think Aphrodite made a sterling effort! I am not planning to continue with this series as the first book is a relentlessly violent read without even a glimmer of something good happening. While the Miriam Black and Mookie Pearl books are equally violent there is more of a sense of good vs evil in those stories than there is in this first instalment of the Gods and Monsters series. If you like a story that is told at a frenetic pace, lots of violence and malevolent goddesses out for revenge then this is the book for you. Note that Wendig kicked off the series and that different authors will be writing books for this ongoing series. Next up is Mythbreakers by Stephen Blackmoore (December).

That's all for me this week. I am looking forward to some new releases I hope to buy so until next week Happy Reading.

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