Here are the debut authors and their novels for June 2011. Pick one or more and let us know in the comments which one(s) you'll be reading. If I've missed any, let me know in the comments.
Kindling the Moon
Author: Jenn Bennett
Series: Aracadia Bell 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket (June 28, 2011)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn't easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia "Cady" Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she's carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.
But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can't clear her family name soon, she'll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.
The Noble Pirates
Author: Rima L. Jean
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Cogito Media Group (June 13, 2011)
Genre: Historical Fiction / Time Travel
The catch? Sabrina happens to be carrying a book about pirates when she is swept into the past, and that book contains biographies of the very men she meets. She forms relationships with them and learns that, contrary to what she previously thought, they are sailors, servants, and slaves who were pressed into service, victims of social and historical circumstances of the era.
When Sabrina finds herself falling in love with Howel Davis, a sailor who becomes a pirate out of desperation, she begins to wonder: Can she use her knowledge to change the past? Is her knowledge a blessing or a curse?
Look for interviews with Jenn Bennett on June 22, 2011 and Rima L. Jean on June 16, 2011.
For more information on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge visit the 2011 DAC page.