Friday, January 09, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 2

This is the second in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their upcoming books 2015. This update covers some of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge authors.What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors in 2015? - Part 3  will cover more of the 2011 DAC authors.

See Part 1 here.

Please note that publication dates are subject to change and that The Qwillery uses U.S. publications dates. In addition, some cover images are not yet available.

Dianne Duvall

Shadows Strike
Immortal Guardians 6
Zebra, August 25, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

[no copy yet!]

Dani Harper 

Storm Warned
Grim 3
Montlake Romance, March 31, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook,  352 pages

When Caris’s unearthly musical talent attracts the attention of the Wild Hunt, the Welsh farm girl is stolen away to serve as a faery grim, a herald of death. Two centuries later, she’s finally escaped back to the human world—and into the present-day life of a reclusive and heartbroken American musician.

Music was Liam’s whole life—until a crushing betrayal left him desperate to flee the public eye. Yet long-dormant passions awaken within him after a powerful storm strands a beautiful, strong-willed woman on his isolated farm. When a fae prince bent on ruling both human and faery realms threatens Caris’s life, Liam must decide if he can finally believe in love again, not just for her sake—but for the sake of two worlds.

From the bestselling author of Changeling Moon, this sweeping and passionate story of paranormal romance follows two souls from different centuries who lost everything…and found that only love can save them.

Sara Humphreys

Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Dead in the City #
Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Vampires are nothing but trouble...
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good...
The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

John Hornor Jacobs

The Conformity
The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy 3
Carolrhoda Lab, April 1, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 312 pages

The breathtaking conclusion to the acclaimed Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy

Mr. Quincrux is dead. Armistead Lucius Priest, founder of the Society of Extranaturals is now seated uneasily in his protégé's flesh, and though Priest's powers are not inconsiderable, the Conformity will not settle for the second-brightest flame in the etheric heights. It will confront Shreve.

But it will have to find him first. Under the protection of Mr. Negata, Jack, and the rest of the Irregulars, Shreve retreats to the wild to face his demons and prepare his mind for one more battle.

Darynda Jones

Seventh Grave No Body
Charley Davidson 7
St. Martin's Press, May 5, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages
Previously released in Hardcover

Lead me not into temptation. Follow me instead! I know a shortcut!—T-shirt A day’s work is never done when you’re a part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, and Charley Davidson could really use a vacation. Yesterday. But first she has some family business to attend to: Her father has disappeared, and as Charley retraces his last steps, she begins to question everything she’s ever known about him…and, of course, herself. Add to that an ex-BFF who is stalking her, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and her drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attention of a local celebrity, and Charley is ready to call it quits. Except that she can’t, since she’s got the devil at her heels. So what’s everybody’s favorite grim reaper slash den mother supposed to do now? A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. With a wing and a prayer.

Eighth Grave After Dark
Charley Davidson 8
St. Martin's Press, May 19, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there,  Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley's been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….


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