Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters - March 31, 2011

Yesterday I picked up the comic I have been waiting for since I heard about it last year. If you've read The Qwillery for a while you'll know that I am a HUGE Godzilla fan. I like all kaiju, but Godzilla is truely King of the Monsters for me. IDW Publishing released Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 yesterday. The comic is being produced in partnership with Toho Ltd. so we'll see quite a range of kaiju!

There are a lot of covers for Issue 1. Retailers could buy a special cover (after buying 500 copies of Issue 1) showing their store be stomped by Godzilla. A lot of retailers did just that and there are nearly 100 of these covers. Bleeding Cool shows them here and here. I'm tempted to buy at least one from a comic shop that I shop at regularly.

Here are the covers (excluding the retailer special covers - go to Bleeding Cool to see those).

Cover A - Art by Alex Ross

Cover B - Art by Eric Powell

Cover B folds open

Cover RI-A - Art by Eric Powell

Dynamic Forces Cover
(different than the other retailer special covers)

There are additional covers. I have on order a 1-in-50 variant, which I'll add to the post when I see the actual cover. There is also a very nice Wondercon variant that I hope to get.

The "Quick Overview:"
The King of the Monsters rises again, and for the first time in comics, he’s bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga, and The Goon’s Eric Powell is sounding the alarm. Powell will also paint covers for each issue of this new ongoing series, including a wraparound cover to kick things off! IDW Publishing

I think that the cover art is fantastic. Really! I could look at the covers for hours (if I didn't have a lot of other things to do).

Writers:  Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh
Pencils:   Phil Hester
Inks:       Bruce McCorkindale
Colors:   Ronda Pattison
Letters:   Chris Mowry

The story is set in the present. Godzilla comes from the sea near a Japanese island and stomps around while being shot at by the Japanese military. It's a sparsely populated island, but there is still destruction and death. Godzilla heads back into the sea. When it appears that Godzilla is heading for Tokyo, the Japanese government decides to fire a nuclear weapon at him. This may not be a good idea. You'll have to read the comic to see what happens next.

There is really not much to the first issue. It's being used to set up the remainder of the story so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. Do I mind? No. Godzilla has stomped, the military has attacked, a bomb went off, and there will be more trouble. It's Godzilla! I can't wait to see King Ghidorah, Mothra, Rhodan, and the other Toho kaiju.

Sea Lion Books Announces Graphic Novel Deal With Becca Fitzpatrick - March 31, 2011

Press Release

Becca Fitzpatrick

     ATLANTA, GA – March 31, 2011 – Sea Lion Books announced today the acquisition of the comic book and graphic novel rights to Becca Fitzpatrick's New York Times bestselling Young Adult novel Hush, Hush. A romance laced with intrigue, it is the story of a young girl torn between desire and suspicion in her love for a fallen angel. A true psychological thriller, Hush, Hush was the first book in a trilogy, with the story continuing in Crescendo and concluding with the forthcoming Silence, which is scheduled for release in October 2011. The series has a worldwide following, with sales of more than 1 million books in 35 countries.

     “Becca Fitzpatrick is a huge bestselling author,” said Kuo-Yu Liang VP Sales & Marketing for Diamond Book Distributors. “I think this series is a great addition to Sea Lion Books line up of projects and should be a major hit for them”.

     Hush, Hush is the story of Nora Grey, a studious sixteen-year-old girl from Coldwater, Maine. It has been a year since her father's murder and she is not interested in much other than her schoolwork. Then she meets Patch, a bad boy—and fallen angel. Though unwisely attracted to him, Nora finds herself caught in a battle between the fallen and the immortal. Choosing the wrong side could cost Nora her life.
     Becca Fitzpatrick is delighted to have her book brought to graphic novel form. "Hush, Hush was my first book, and it's so thrilling that it has been embraced by so many readers. I'm delighted to be working with Sea Lion to tell Patch and Nora's story through graphic novel format!"
     Sea Lion Books shares the delight in working alongside the bestselling author on the adaptation, and feels that Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush series is a fantastic addition to its graphic novel line.
     Hush, Hush #1 is scheduled to debut in winter 2011. The creative team on the project will be announced at a later date.
Becca Fitzpatrick was born in Utah, and raised in the Midwest. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, she attended Brigham Young University where she earned a degree in Community Health. After her husband surprised her with a writing class as a present she began work on Hush, Hush. Becca Fitzpatrick is a #1 New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today Best-Selling author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: YALSA's Teens' Top Ten pick, included in the 2009 Association of Booksellers for Children Best Books for Children Catalog, Winter 2009 Indie Next List Top Ten pick, Spring 2011 Indie Next List pick, Barnes & Noble's Best Teen Books of 2009 selection, 2009 Barnes & Noble Dark Romance for Teens Holiday Gift Guide selection, CBC Favourite Children's Books Top Ten Pick, First YA title selected for Barnes & Noble's First Look Book Club, and Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Series. Becca Fitzpatrick lives in Colorado with her family. You can visit Becca on the Internet at

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Sea Lion Books LLC is a newly established publishing house which specializes in all formats—hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market and in urban fantasy and young adult genres. Sea Lion Books LLC recent roster of authors include: International Bestselling author, Paulo Coelho, New York Times Bestselling authors, Richelle Mead, Richard A. Knaak and F. Paul Wilson plus more to be announced in the upcoming months. Contact David Dabel at 770-696-3452 or . You can visit Sea Lion Books on the Internet at

‘’Sea Lion Books is available worldwide from Diamond Comics Distributors and Diamond Book Distributors. Diamond is the leading distributor of graphic novels and pop-culture products in the world’’
- For comic shops, please contact your Diamond customer service representative
- For bookstores & libraries, please contact Diamond Book Distributors at 
Sea Lion Books are also available from all major wholesalers including Baker & Taylor and Ingram.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Winner, Winner, Winners, Winner, Winner - March 30, 2011

Here are some winners of recent giveaways:

Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

Sinnaye who said

"I am totally in love with the waters in the Wicklow Mountains (Dublin), those little rivers who ens up in the big lakes are breathtaking. Especially the Guinness Lake

Would love to be there again... *sigh*"

Women Know Everything! by Karen Weekes

Bethany C. who said

Hmm, when you say women from 'history' I presume they have to not still be alive. I'll have to say Susan B. Anthony since she was so instrumental in the women's movement and suffrage.

Taste Me by Tamara Hogan (2 copies)

Book Groupie who said

I love all different sorts of music, but lately the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold and Arcade Fire have been especially inspirational. Great interview, I'd really like to read this book!


rissatoo who said

The music depends on what kind of 'inspiring' I need. Cleaning? Something I can bop around to and sing along (loudly!) with. The soundtrack to Mama Mia! works well for this. Driving? I love to listen to Country radio. Writing or just enjoying quiet time? Classical, like Pachelbel's Canon or Sleepsong by Secret Garden. Dancing? 80's alternative.

Bonded by Blood by Laurie London

KimberlySue who said...

My indulgence was applying for teaching jobs in every single state in order to try to get out of this miserable Pennsylvania weather....and my indulgence in sending my resumes out led to an awesome 8th grade Language Arts teacher in Arizona!

Sixty-One Nails and The Road to Bedlam by Mike Shevdon

Dolly who said...

I always find it irritating when people start complaining about a particular author's vision. There is a reason why these books are under "Fiction" - author has the right to change words or make them up.

What lurks beneath my city ...well, of course all creatures come and go, but a particular emphasis on shapeshifters, vampires, even some fairies and such - not the happy kind, but more the evil ones. Cities are good for predators. So many people to prey upon

Winners have been contacted and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Wednesday April 6, 2011 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose another winner or winners.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Interview with Sara Creasy and Giveaway - March 29, 2011

Please welcome Sara Creasy to The Qwillery.

TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Sara:  I tend to get obsessed with detail. For Song of Scarabaeus I drew a plan of the pirate spaceship, the Hoi Polloi – all four decks. It was important to keep the layout correct while I was writing the book, but I enjoyed doing it in any case. I tend to draw plans and design costumes and create all kinds of details when I start a project. Recently I researched Victorian domestic servant hierarchies and duties for a new book. I love getting into the nitty gritty, even if most of it doesn’t end up in the final book.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Sara:  It’s hard to name specific writers who’ve influenced me because I’m sure anything I’ve read and enjoyed over the years has had an impact. My favorite writers include Josephine Tey, Mary Stewart and Jane Austen; SF writers Elizabeth Moon, Vonda McIntyre and John Wyndham; and non-fiction writers Stephen Jay Gould (an evolutionary biologist) and Bill Bryson.

TQ: Are you a plotter or a panster?

Sara:  Definitely a plotter. I plot way too much, in fact, because a lot changes along the way and the rewriting takes ages. When I do occasionally write without plotting, just to see where it takes me, it’s a lot more fun! I should definitely do it more often.

TQ:  Describe Children of Scarabaeus in 140 characters or less.

Sara:  Edie and her bodyguard Finn uncover a destructive plot to use highly trained children to demolish, rebuild, and colonize alien planets.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do to create the world of the Scarabaeus series?

Sara:  Because of the biological technology in the book, I had to brush up on my genetics. I extrapolated a plausible scenario whereby alien ecosystems can be changed at the genetic level, over a period of years, to make them compatible with human life. This process uses retroviruses, which are viruses that change the host cell’s DNA.

Some of the description of the jungle they encounter on the planet came from a sewing book, of all things. It was a coffee table book with machine embroidery patterns and photos. The designs were beautiful, alien, very organic. I leafed through those photos and wrote down all the words that came to mind, and used those terms in describing the jungle.

TQ:  Who is your favorite character(s) to write in the Scarabaeus series?

Sara:  Finn, because he’s sexy and rational and protective and capable. A downtrodden man who’s constantly finding ways to exert himself until he finds true freedom. I like that he’s open to trust and to love despite his past. I think he has honorable ideals. He’s definitely someone I’d want on my side.

And Cat Lancer was just plain fun to write. She’s a confident, sassy gal with a mind of her own – you’re never quite sure whose side she’s on. I had to bring her back for the sequel because she adds a spark to any scene.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what it your favorite scene or scenes in Children of Scarabaeus?

Sara:  There are several scenes where Edie and Finn interact with the children on the ship they find themselves on. I especially like the way Finn interacts with the little seven-year-old boy. I have several nieces and nephews and I imagined them in that situation. I thought about what their priorities would be, how they would talk, how they would interpret what was going on.

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Scarabaeus series?

Sara:  Just the two. This story could go in all sort of directions, though, so maybe in the future I’ll return to it. I also have ideas for other stories in that same world, with new characters.

TQ:  The Scarabaeus series is Science Fiction Adventure. Would you like to write in any other genres?

Sara:  I have plans to eventually write in several genres. Who knows if that will actually happen. I feel most comfortable writing science fiction, but I’m determined to try my hand at other things. The genre I’m not too interested in is straight contemporary, because I read fiction to escape. I don’t want to read about the problems people like me are having in a world just like mine.

TQ:  What's next?

Sara:  I’m working on three very different books, and I’m not sure which I’ll finish first so I don’t know exactly what’s next. The science fiction book, working title Incursion, is lighter in tone than the Scarabaeus books, with more romance. It also has aliens in it (friendly and otherwise). I didn’t really have much interest before now in writing alien characters, but this story called for it.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery!

Sara:  Thanks so much for having me!

Sara's Books

Song of the Scarabaeus
Scarabaeus 1
(April 27, 2010)
Trained since childhood in advanced biocyph seed technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, Edie's mission is to terraform alien worlds while her masters bleed the outlawed Fringe populations dry. When renegade mercenaries kidnap Edie, she's not entirely sure it's a bad thing . . . until they leash her to a bodyguard, Finn—a former freedom fighter-turned-slave, beaten down but never broken. If Edie strays from Finn's side, he dies. If she doesn't cooperate, the pirates will kill them both.

But Edie's abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn as her only ally as the merciless Crib closes in, she'll have to prove it or die on the site of her only failure . . . a world called Scarabaeus.

Children of Scarabaeus
Scarabaeus 2
(March 29, 2011)
The crib is everywhere . . .

Edie Sha'nim believes she and her bodyguard lover, Finn, could find refuge from the tyranny of the Crib empire by fleeing to the Fringe worlds. But Edie's extraordinary cypherteck ability to manipulate the ecology of evolving planets makes her far too valuable for the empire to lose. Recaptured and forced to cooperate—or else she will watch Finn die—Edie is shocked to discover the Crib's new breed of cypherteck: children. She cannot stand by while the oppressors enslave the innocent, nor can she resist the lure of Scarabaeus, the first world she tried to save, when researchers discover what appears to be an evolving intelligence.

But escape—for Edie, for Finn, and for the exploited young—will require the ultimate sacrifice . . . and a shocking act of rebellion.

About Sara

Sara Creasy grew up in the UK and moved to Australia as a teenager. Her biology degree led to work as a text book editor for 10 years, both in-house and freelance. She was associate editor of Aurealis, Australia’s SF&F magazine, from 2001 to 2004. Her first novel, Song of Scarabaeus, was published in 2010 by Harper Voyager and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. Children of Scarabaeus came out in March 2011. Sara lived in Arizona for five years before moving back to Australia in late 201. She now lives in Melbourne with her husband and baby daughter.

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of Children of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus 2).
How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:  What is your favorite or least favorite insect?  Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

Monday, March 28, 2011

The View From Monday - March 28, 2011

Happy Monday! This week will feature an interview with Sara Creasy on Tuesday. Children of the Scarabaeus, the second book in her Scarabaeus series, will be released on March 29. In addition there will be comics, photos, and a post with a second set of new releases for April 1, 2011.

Here is the release list for March 29, 2011 and March 31, 2011.  A printable PDF of the book release list can be found here. Book trailers are below.

March 29, 2011

Surrender the DarkL.A. BanksUF - Dark and Light 1
Master and ApprenticeSonya BatemanUF - Gavyn Donatti 2
DimiterWilliam Peter Blatty
Dark JennyAlex BledsoeFM - Eddie LaCrosse Mystery 3
TiassaSteven BrustF - Vlad Taltos 13
Rush of DarknessRhyannon ByrdPNR - Primal Instinct 7
Children of ScarabaeusSara CreasySF - Scarabaeus 2
EntwinedHeather DixonYA
Vegas Knights*Matt ForbeckUF
RavenousV.K. ForrestPNR - Clare Point Vampires 4
Waking NightmaresChristopher GoldenUF - Peter Octavian 5
Phantom EvilHeather GrahamUF
The Art of Seducing a Naked WerewolfMolly HarperPNR - Naked Werewolf 2
Dead in the Family*Charlaine HarrisUF - Sookie Stackhouse 10
Born at MidnightC.C. HunterYA - Shadow Falls 1
SeaborneKatherine IronsPNR - Seaborne 1
No Mercy*Sherrilyn KenyonPNR - Dark-Hunter 19
Eye of Heaven*Marjorie M. LiuPRS - Dirk & Steele 5
Sex and the Single Vampire*Katie MacAlisterPNR - Dark Ones 3
Warriors 1George R.R. Martin (Ed)
Gardner Dozios (Ed)
Highlander's CurseMelissa MayhuePHR - Daughters of the Glen 8
Soft Apocalypse**Will McIntoshSF
Napier's BonesDerryl MurphyDF
Black Blade Blues*J.A. PittsUF - Black Blade 1
Fury of the PhoenixCindy PonYA
Con & ConjureLisa ShearinFA - Raine Benares 5
The Darkest SecretGena ShowalterPNR - Lords of the Underworld 8
Vampire MineKerrelyn SparksPNR - Love at Stake 10
Lover UnleashedJ.R. WardPNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 9
City of Hope & DespairIam WhatesF - City of a Hundred Rows 2
The Shadow GuardDiane WhitesidePNR

March 31, 2011

Wake Unto MeLisa CachYA
Department 19William HillYA

* Paperback release or reissue
** 2011 Debut Author Challenge Author

DF - Dark Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FA - Fantasy Adventure
FM - Fantasy Mystery
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult

Book Trailers:

For the prior hardcover release:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

April 2011 - Release List

Here is my rather long list of books coming out in April 2011. I've included more Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror this month. Covers for anthologies are below. If there is something that I've missed, please leave a comment below. Also note that this list is always under revision. Please note that publication dates change. I try to keep this as accurate as possible.

I've been considering changes. Would it be more useful if I created separate lists for each sub-genre and included more information such as the cover and synopsis? I also include paperback releases of previously released hardcovers and reissues. Are those helpful or should I leave them out?

April 1, 2011

The Return of Black DouglasElaine CoffmanTTR - Mackinnon-Douglas 2
Garbage ManJoseph D'LaceyH
Jack Flint and the Redthorn SwordJoe DonnellyYA - Jack Flint 1
The Undertakers: Rise of the CorpsesTy DragoYA - Undertakers 1
Crystal BonesC. Aubrey HallYA - Faelin Chronicles 1
The AbsenceBill HusseyH
Eternal RiderLarissa IonePNR - Lords of Deliverence 1
Fire Spirit*Graham MastertonH
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire SlayerMaureen McGowanYA - Twisted Tales
Cinderella: Ninja WarriorMaureen McGowanYA - Twisted Tales
Savannah GreyCliff McNishYA
Vintage Magic**Sally Anne MorrisF
Ashes of the EarthEliot PattisonSFM
Time of TrialMichael PryorYA - Laws of Magic 4
Demons Are a Girl's Best FriendLinda WisdomPNR - Jazz Tremaine 5

April 4, 2011

The CallingLindsey Renee BackenEF - The Secret of Sentarra 1
The Abused Werewolf Rescue GroupCatherine JinksYA
Living Hell*Catherine JinksYA
RageJackie Morse KesslerYA - Horsemen of the Apocalypse 2

April 5, 2011

Hidden EmbersTessa AdamsPNR - Dragon's Heat 2
Shady LadyAnn AguirreUF - Corine Solomon 3
Flandry's LegacyPoul AndersonSF - Technic Civilization
Waking the Witch*Kelley ArmstrongUF - Otherworld 11
Dark EnchantmentAnya BastPNR - Dark Magick 3
FlipMartyn BedfordYA
Red GloveHolly BlackYA - Curse Workers 2
Vampire DragonAnnette BlairPNR - Works Like Magick 3
Deadly DreamsKylie BrantRS - Mindtrackers 5
Ghost Town*Rachel CaineYA - Morganville Vampires 9
Thirteen Days to Midnight*Patrick CarmanYA
Deceiver*C.J. CherryhSF - Foreginer 11
City of Fallen AngelsCassandra ClareYA - Mortal Instruments 4 
An Uninvited GhostE. J. CoppermanPM - Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 2
MesmerizedLauren DaneFR - Phantom Corps 2
Federation Chronicles 4
A Hard Day's FrightCasey DanielsPM - Pepper Martin 7
Teeth: Vampire TalesEllen Datlow (ed.)
Terri Windling (ed.)
YA - Anthology
StarfireKate DouglasPNR - Demonslayers 3
Deadworld***J.N. DuncanUF - Deadworld 1
A Magic of Dawn*S.L. FarrellF - Nessantico Cycle 3
PlagueMichael GrantYA - Gone 4
Dead and Gone**Charlaine HarrisUF - Sookie Stackhouse 9
Crimes By Moonlight**Charlaine Harris (ed.)Anthology
Among Thieves***Douglas HulickF - Tale of the Kin 1
Element ZeroJames KnappSF - Revivors 3
Red MortalDeidre KnightPNR - Gods of Midnight 4
Alien in the FamilyGini KochSFR - Katherine "Kitty" Katt 3 
Navarro's PromiseLora LeighPNR - Breeds 23
HuntressMalinda LoYA
Flesh EatersJoe McKinneyH
Magic on the HuntDevon MonkUF - Allie Beckstrom 6
Sisters Red*Jackson PearceYA - Sisters Red 1
Haunting DesireErin QuinnPNR - Mists of Ireland 3
Worlds of Fantasy: The Best of Fantasy MagazineCat Rambo (ed.)
Sean Wallace (ed.)
F - Anthology
The Demon and the SuccubusCassie RyanPNR - A Sisters of Darkness 2
WWW: WonderRobert J. SawyerSF - WWW 3
Faerie WinterJanni Lee SimnerYA - Fairie 2
Thief Eyes*Janni Lee SimnerYA
Vowed in ShadowsJessa SladeUFR - Marked Souls 3
Shade*Jeri Smith-ReadyYA - Shade 1
Mona Lisa EclipsingSunnyPNR - Monère 7
Blood SinMarie TreanorPNR - Awakened by Blood 2
The Time-Traveling FashionistaBianca TuretskyYA
Warprize**Elizabeth VaughanF - Chronicles of the Warlands
Eternal KissLaura WrightPNR - Mark of the Vampire 2
Except the Queen**Jane Yolen
Midori Snyder

April 8, 2011

Wings of Light Laura BinghamYA

April 11, 2011

The Company Man*Robert Jackson BennettH

April 12, 2011

EnclaveAnn AguirreYA - Razorland 1
The GatheringKelley ArmstrongYA - Darkness Rising 1
The Reckoning*Kelley ArmstrongYA - Darkest Powers 3
The Key*Marianne CurleyYA - Guardians of Time 3
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated GuideStephenie MeyerYA - Twilight Saga
The UnrememberedPeter OrullianF - Vault of Heaven 1
Shadow ChaserAlexey PehovF - Chronicles of Siala 2
All the Lives He LedFrederick PohlSF
My Unfair GodmotherJanette RallisonYA - Godmother 2
He Walked Among Us*Norman SpinradSF
After the Golden AgeCarrie VaughnSF
The Prince of Mist**Carlos Ruiz ZafonYA

April 14, 2011

Life on Mars: Tales from the New FrontierJonathan Strahan (ed.)YA - Anthology

April 16, 2011

More Sci-Fi from the RockSteve Lake (ed.)SF - Anthology

April 18, 2011

This World We Live In*Susan Beth PfefferYA - Moon 3

April 19, 2011

Mercy BurnsKeri ArthurPNR - Myth and Magic 2
Twelfth Grade Kills*Heather BrewerYA - Vladimir Todd 5
The Goddess TestAimee CarterYA - Goddess Test 1
DefianceLili St. CrowYA - Strange Angels 4
Ritual & Legacy**Alex DuvalYA - Vampire Beach 3 & 4
Zendegi*Greg EganSF
The Vampire DimitriColleen GleasonPHR - Regency Draculia 1
EonaAlison GoodmanYA - Eon 2
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterSeth Grahame-SmithTH
The Last WarriorSusan GrantFR - The Lost Colony 1
Skeleton CrewCameron HaleyUF - Underworld Cycle 2
The BeholderConnie HallPNR - Nightwalkers 1
Forever VampireMichele HaufPNR
The Coven's DaughterLucy JagoYA
Ghost StalkerJenna KernanPNR - The Trackers
In the Hand of the Goddess**Tamora PierceYA - Song of the Lioness 2
Lioness Rampant**Tamora PierceYA - Song of the Lioness 4
QuicksilverAmanda QuickPNR - Arcane Society: Looking Glass Trilogy 2
The River of ShadowsRobert V. S. RedickF- Chathrand Voyage 3
The Hypnotist*M.J. RoseT- Reincarnationist 3
Chasing Brooklyn*Lisa SchroederYA
Bewere the NightEkaterina Sedia (ed.)Anthology
Twilight ProphecyMaggie ShaynePNR - Wings in the Night 17
The RestorerAmanda StevensUF - Graveyard Queen 1
MechaniqueGenevieve ValentineF - Circus Tresaulti 1

April 25, 2011

Human TalesJennifer Brozek (ed.)F- Anthology

April 26, 2011

HushCherry AdairT - Lodestone Trilogy 1
The Great Night: A NovelChris AdrianF
Gods & MonstersLyn BenedictUF - Shadows Inquiries 3
Dark DescendantJenna BlackUF - Descendants 1
Future ImperfectK. Ryer BreeseYA
AbandonMeg CabotYA - Abandon Trilogy 1
Maybe This Time*Jennifer CrusieR (w/ paranormal elements)
The Legions of FireDavid DrakeF - Books of the Elements1
Tangled ThreadsJennifer EstepUF - Elemental Assasain 4
Savage NatureChristine FeehanPNR - Leopard 5
Uncertain AlliesMark Del FrancoUF - Connor Grey 5
Demon Hunting in Dixie***Lexi GeorgePNR
Ascension***Sable GraceUF - Dark Breed 1
Untamed HighlanderDonna GrantPNR - Dark Sword 4
The Stainless Steel Rat Returns*Harry HarrisonSF - Stainless Steel Rat
Early to Death, Early to Rise*Kim HarrisonYA - Madison Avery 2
The Green Hills of Earth &
The Menace from Earth**
Robert A. HeinleinSF - Future History #
The Hidden GoddessM.K. HobsonSPR - Native Star 2
The Sable Quean*Brian JacquesYA - Redwall 21
Infernal Devices**K.W. JeterSF
Morlock Night**K.W. JeterSF
Born of ShadowsSherrilyn KenyonPNR - League 5
The Unincorporated War*Dani Kollin
Eytan Kollin
SF - Unicorporated 2
Dark Rivers of the Heart**Dean KoontzH
Icebound**Dean KoontzH
Winter Moon**Dean KoontzH
The Lotus Eaters*Tom KratmanSF - Desert Called Peace 3
Soul Song**Marjorie M. LiuPNR - Dirk & Steele 6
The Cold Kiss of DeathSuzanne McLeodUF - 2
Heaven's NeedleLiane MercielEF - Ithelas 2
The Hammer of Darkness**L.E. Modesitt, Jr.SF
Bound by DarknessAlexis MorganPNR - Palidins of Darkness 7
The Alchemist in the Shadows*Pierre PévelF
Burning SkiesCaris RoanePNR - World of Ascension 2
As You WishGabi StevensPNR - Time of Transition Trilogy 2
The Scarab Path**Adrian TchaikovskyEF - Shadows of the Apt 6
Camera ObscuraLavie TidharSP
The Disunited States of America**Harry TurtledoveYA - Crosstime Traffic 4 (SF)
Black Magic WomanChristine WarrenPNR - Others 11
The Noise RevealedIan WhatesSF - Noise 2
Retribution FallsChris WoodingF - Tale of the Ketty Jay 1

April 28, 2011

The President's VampireChristopher FarnsworthH - Nathaniel Cade 2
Ocean of BloodDarren ShanYA - Saga of Larten Crepsley 2

April 30, 2011

Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2William K. Schager (ed.)DF - Anthology

* Trade or Mass Market Paperback release of a Hardcover
** Reissue or Reprint
*** 2011 Debut Author Challenge Author

EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FR - Futuristic Romance
H - Horror
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
RS - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SFM - Science Fiction Mystery
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
T - Thriller
TH - Twisted History
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
YA - Young Adult

Anthology Covers:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blood and Bone China - Victorian Vampire Web Show - March 26, 2011

The other day I came across a fantastic web show titled Blood and Bone China. The story unfolds in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Stoke-On-Trent is the home of the pottery/ceramics industry in England. 
It is 1897 and a city is in turmoil. In the smoky, dirty depths of middle England, the people are terrified. The once bustling streets of Stoke are empty, the silence is only broken by the whispers of devils, demons and vampires. Poor souls are being taken, vanishing without a trace.

When the local doctor is snatched away, word travels to his brother, a young vet by the name of Newlyn Howell. Spurred on to discover the truth by the enigmatic Alexander Pyre, Newlyn's dark adventure into the depths of Victorian Stoke begins… and what he discovers is beyond belief. Blood and Bone China website
This is an extremely well done series. Blood and Bone China is suspenseful, mysterious and intriguing. The production values are of the highest quality. The acting is wonderful. The Victorian setting really appeals to me. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next!

There are 3 chapters so far, with the 4th debuting on April 3, 2011 at 6pm BST (British Summer Time). There will be 12 chapters in all.

Chapter 1 - 'The Man in Black'

Chapter 2 - 'The Enigmatic Mister Pyre'

Chapter 3 - 'Anna of the Six Towns'


The cast includes Anthony Miles as Newlyn Howell, Rachel Shenton as Anna Fitzgerald, John James Woodward as Alexander Pyre, and Simon Hooson as Richard Howell. Blood and Bone China is created and directed by Chris Stone, an award-winning freelance filmmaker and director.

You can watch the series on


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Let me know what you think of Blood and Bone China in the comments.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday Comics on Thursday... on Friday Again - March 25, 2011

Once again I'm posting about comics on Friday.

I completely love the covers for Neonomicon #4 from Avatar Press. It's written by Alan Moore with art by Jacen Burrows.

Auxiliary Cover

Wraparound Cover

Book of the Dead Cover
The cataclysmic final issue of the all-new, all Alan Moore, horror series spoken of only in hushed whispers for years is finally here! NEONOMICON, the sequel to THE COURTYARD Graphic Novel, is slithering its way onto shelves to take its place as a Great Old One of comics terror! Illustrated by Moore's favorite demented artist, Jacen Burrows, NEONOMICON pulls no punches as every full-colored page is covered in nightmares brought to gruesome life! Agent Brears has, quite literally, been to hell and back. Hell just happens to look like a network of tunnels beneath an esoteric little bookstore in Salem, Mass. But now that Brears has walked out of hell, she can see things that most people can't. Things that would drive most people mad. But as NEONOMICON draws to a close, Brears has one more thing she wants to show you... Alan Moore’s Neonomicon #4 is available with a Regular and Wraparound covers by Jacen Burrows and a special rare Book of the Dead retailer incentive. Comic Cavalcade

I think the Wraparound Cover is exceptional. It has a Creature From the Black Lagoon vibe. It's not the Creature though. It shows Gargouille de la Mer (gargoyle of the sea). Here's a picture of the Creature From the Black Lagoon. You decide.

Jack: Secret Histories by F. Paul Wilson - Comics & Graphic Novels - Sea Lion Books - March 25, 2011

Press Release

F. Paul Wilson
Jack: Secret Histories
Repairman Jack's early years become a graphic novel series

ATLANTA, GA – March 25, 2011 – Sea Lion Books announces the acquisition of the comic book and graphic novel rights to F. Paul Wilson’s young adult novels Jack: Secret Histories, Jack: Secret Circles and Jack: Secret Vengeance. The books form a prequel trilogy to the New York Times bestselling author’s Repairman Jack novels, and not only explore the background of the adventurous problem solver, but also provide clues to the origins of the “Secret History of the World” that forms the nexus of the Repairman Jack universe. Scripted by Wilson himself, the adaptations will feature new material not found in the novels.

"We are thrilled to bring F. Paul Wilson's Jack: Secret Histories, Jack: Secret Circles and Jack: Secret Vengeance series of young adult books to graphic novel form,” said Derek Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Sea Lion Books. "Our partnership with F. Paul Wilson is another step in the right direction for Sea Lion Books, with our continued desire to bring the best of the best to the graphic novel market."

Fans of the Repairman Jack series have long wanted to know where the character began; that story begins in Jack: Secret Histories. As Wilson explained, "The series follows the adventures of a 14-year-old boy named Jack, his best friend Louise ‘Weezy’ Connell, and her brother Eddie. Jack will grow into the mercenary known as Repairman Jack, but here in 1983, he is just a boy with a destiny." That destiny includes a knack for “repairing” situations, whether it’s dealing with the troublesome teens who destroyed a neighbor’s lawn—or protecting his friends and family from the dangers presented by the mysterious Ancient Septimus Fraternal Order.

Jack is a kid nobody knows—not his parents, not his few friends, not even Jack.

"Jack thinks he's a regular kid,” Wilson said, “but forces of destiny are swirling around him, drawing strange people to his little town, which is situated on the edge of the mysterious and fabled New Jersey Pine Barrens, where strange lights jump from tree to tree and the Jersey Devil supposedly roams."

It’s the perfect setting for the story of a boy destined to do great things—and for a dynamic graphic novel series.

Jack: Secret Histories #1, adapted by F. Paul Wilson and artist Jorge Correa Jr, is scheduled to debut later this year.

F. Paul Wilson was born and raised in New Jersey where he spent hours reading Uncle Scrooge and E.C. comics, Lovecraft, Matheson, Bradbury, and Heinlein. Listening to radio programs featuring Chuck Berry and Alan Freed, and spending hours watching Soupy Sales and Shock Theatre with Zacherley on television. His writing awards include the first Prometheus Award in 1979; the Porgie Award from The West Coast Review of Books; the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for short fiction; the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon and the Pioneer Award from the RT Booklovers Convention. F. Paul Wilson is on the young adult recommended reading lists of the American Library Association and the New York Public Library, among others; and is listed in the 50th anniversary edition of Who's Who in America. You visit F. Paul Wilson on the Internet at

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Sea Lion Books LLC is a newly established publishing house which specializes in all formats—hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market and in urban fantasy and young adult genres. Sea Lion Books LLC recent roster of authors include: International Bestselling author, Paulo Coelho, New York Times Bestselling authors, Richelle Mead and Richard A. Knaak plus more to be announced in the upcoming months. Contact David Dabel at 770-696-3452 or . You can visit Sea Lion Books on the Internet at

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After: Book Trailer and Giveaway - March 24, 2011

Here is the remarkable book trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After:

By liking the Dreadfully Ever After page at Facebook (click here) you will be entered in a random drawing to win a Dreadful Antidote pendant specially commissioned by Quirk Books. Eight pendants will be given away randomly. So head over to the Dreadfully Ever After page at Facebook, "Like" it, and you are entered. Easy!

But what is The Qwillery doing to celebrate the release of Dreadfully Ever After? I'll tell you.

To celebrate, The Qwillery is giving away a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith (generously provided by Quirk Books) and a fantastic necklace from Cemetery Cat Jewelry.

The Goodies:

When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.

Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion.
Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry
Silver plate chain holds a "traditional gray and white cameo" with only one exception..Our very proper Victorian lady is a skull. Highlighting the cameo are Swarovski crystals and sterling silver beads. clasp is pewter. 17"

I do realize that the novel is set in Regency England and the cameo is Victorian, but the eras are not so far apart!

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After and the necklace created by Cemetery Cat Jewelry.

How:  Leave a comment answering this question: Which would you prefer: London or the English Countryside?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*