Monday, April 23, 2012

The View From Monday - April 23, 2012

Happy April 23, 2012. On this day in history King Brian of Ireland was murdered by Vikings (1014) and William Shakespeare was born (1564). See if you can weave these fun historical facts into conversation today! [Facts courtesy of]

This week at The Qwillery:

Monday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Post by Cassie AlexanderNightshifted (Edie Spence 1) Cassie's debut, will be published on May 22, 2012.

Tuesday -  Guest Blog by Gabi Stevens - Updating the Fairy Godmother for the 21st Century. Gabi's most recent novel, Wishful Thinking (Time of Transition Trilogy 3), will be published on April 24, 2012.

Wednesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Shawntelle Madison. Coveted (Coveted 1), Shawntelle's debut, will be published on April 24, 2012.

Thursday - Interview with Lyn Benedict. Lyn's most recent novel, Lies & Omens (Shadows Inquiries 4) will be published on April 24, 2012.

Saturday - Guest Blog by Erin Kellison. Shadow Play (an eNovella) will be published on April 24, 2012.

Sunday - Guest Blog by Isabel Cooper. Lessons After Dark (Englefield 2) Was published on April 3, 2012.

And because of the large number of books out this week - a book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking HERE. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF).

April 23, 2012
Gothicka: Vampire Heroes, Human Gods, and the New Supernatural
Victoria Nelson Literary Criticism

April 24, 2012
Elizabeth Amber PNR - Lords of Satyr 7
The High Crusade (ri)
Poul Anderson SF
Lies & Omens
Lyn Benedict UF - Shadows Inquiries 4
Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History
Christopher L. Bennett SF - Star Trek
Summoning the Night
Jenn Bennett UF - Arcadia Bell 2
Passion Play (h2mm)
Beth Bernobich F - River of Souls 1
Deadly Descendant
Jenna Black UF - Nikki Glass 2
Dreadnaught (h2mm)
Jack Campbell SF - Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 1
The Burning Man
Mark Chadbourn F - Kingdom of the Serpent 2
Hard Magic (h2mm)
Larry Correia UF - Grimnoir Chronicles 1
Peter David SF
Undead and Undermined (h2mm)
MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Queen Betsy 10
Void Stalker
Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000: Night Lords
Kristina Douglas PNR - Fallen 3
Architect of Fate
Christian Dunn SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles
The Crippled God (h2mm)
Steven Erikson F - Malazan Book of the Fallen 10
Rhiannon Frater H/PA/Z - As the World Dies 3
Jeff Grubb SF - Star Wars
Evil Dark
Justin Gustainis UF - Occult Crime Unit Investigations 2
Champion of Mars
Guy Haley SF
Kevin Hearne UF - Iron Druid Chronicles 4
Kiss of Pride
Sandra Hill PNR - Deadly Angels 1
Lance of Earth and Sky
Erin Hoffman F - The Chaos Knight 2
Second Grave on the Left (tp2mm)
Darynda Jones UF - Charley Davidson 2
The Wind Through the Keyhole
Stephen King F - Dark Tower 8
All for You
Lynn Kurland PNR
The Night Sessions
Ken MacLeod SF
Coveted (d)
Shawntelle Madison UF - Coveted 1
Fevre Dream (ri)
George R.R. Martin F
Fort Freak
George R.R. Martin SF - Wild Cards 21
Into the Dreaming (ri)
Karen Marie Moning PNR/TTR - Highlander
First Strike (tp2mm)
Eric Nylund SF - Halo
Shadow Blizzard
Alexey Pehov F - Chronicles of Siala 3
The Hot Gate (h2mm)
John Ringo SF - Troy Rising 3
Obsidian Flame
Caris Roane PNR - World of Ascension 5
Under a Vampire Moon
Lynsay Sands PNR - Argeneau 16
The Pack (h2mm)
Jason Starr PS - The Pack 1
Hex (h2mm)
Allen Steele SF - Coyote 8
The Prophet
Amanda Stevens UF - Graveyard Queen 3
Wishful Thinking
Gabi Stevens PNR - Time of Transition Trilogy 3
Wicked Road to Hell
Juliana Stone PNR - League of Guardians 1
Coalition's End (h2mm)
Karen Traviss SF - Gears of War 4
Bitter Seeds (h2mm)
Ian Tregillis HF/AH - Raybould Marsh 1
The Children of the Sky (h2mm)
Vernor Vinge SF - Zones of Thought 3
The Nekropolis Archives
Tim Waggoner UF - Matt Richter 1-3
On the Prowl
Christine Warren UF - The Others 6
Night Angel
Brent Weeks F - The Complete Night Angel Trilogy
Rage of the Dragon
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
F - Dragonships of Vindras 3
32 Fangs: A Final Vampire Tale
David Wellington H - Laura Caxton 4
Blackbirds (d)
Chuck Wendig UF - Miriam Black 1
Dead Winter
CL Werner F - Time of Legends 11
Extremis (h2mm)
Steve White
Charles E. Gannon
SF - Starfire 6
Rebecca Zanetti PNR - Dark Protectors 3

April 26, 2012
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
Nancy Atherton PCM - Aunt Dimity 17
Red, White and Blood
Christopher Farnsworth ST- Nathaniel Cade 3

d - debut
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
ri - Reissue
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HF- Historical Fantasy
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PS - Paranormal Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
ST - Supernatural Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies


  1. Well, we only have a good guess Shakespeare was born today based on his baptismal date.

    Shakespeare did die on this day in 1616, the same day and date as Cervantes.

    1. This is as accurate as possible I suppose. I don't know why History Channel would use the date without something to back it up. I decided not to include the deaths in a vague attempt to be upbeat today. :) And you've worked Shakespeare into written conversation so I give you a "gold star." :)