Friday, September 14, 2012

What's Up for 2012 Debut Authors in 2012 and 2013 - Part 1

I've written several posts about what the 2011 Debut Author Challenge Authors are up to in 2012 (here, here, here, here, here, and here), but have not yet updated you about the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Authors' new novels in 2012 and 2013... until now. This is the first in a series of updates.

See Part 2 here.
See Part 3 here.
See Part 4 here.
See Part 5 here.
See Part 6 here.
See Part 7 here.
See Part 8 here.
See Part 9 here.
See Part 10 here.
See Part 11 here.
See Part 12 here.

Ania Ahlborn

The Neighbors
Thomas & Mercer, November 27, 2012
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook

Andrew Morrison sacrificed everything—his childhood, his education, and the girl of his dreams—to look after his alcoholic mother. But enough is enough, and now he’s determined to get out and live his life. That means trading the home he grew up in for a rented room in the house of an old childhood friend— both of which are in sorry shape.

The only thing worse than Drew’s squalid new digs and sullen new roommate is the envy he feels for the house next door: a picture-perfect suburban domicile straight out of Norman Rockwell, with a couple of happy householders to match. But the better acquainted he gets with his new neighbors—especially the sweet and sexy Harlow Ward—the more he suspects unspeakable darkness beyond the white picket fence.

At the intersection of Blue Velvet and Basic Instinct lies The Neighbors, an insidiously entertaining tale of psychological suspense and mounting terror by the boldest new master of the form, Ania Ahlborn.

Cassie Alexander

Edie Spence 2
St. Martin's Paperbacks, November 27, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work—attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he’s the pack leader. And now Edie’s stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war…

With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient’s nephew—a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that’s hard to resist—Edie can’t help but choose sides. The question is: can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she’s near him? Either way, Edie can’t seem to pull away—even if getting involved makes her easy prey…

The cover for Shapeshifted (Edie Spence 3) coming in 2013.

Stephen Blackmoore

Dead Things
DAW, February 3, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it’s a title Eric Carter is stuck with.

He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He’s turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course.

When he left L.A. fifteen years ago he thought he’d never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him.

But now his sister’s been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why.

Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it’s the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who’s taken an unusually keen interest in him.

Carter’s going to find out who did it and he’s going to make them pay.

As long as they don’t kill him first.
[Description and cover from the Author's Website]

Kristen Callihan

Darkest London 2
Forever, July 31, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .
Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .

Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .
Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.

Darkest London 3
Forever, February 26, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

Once blissfully in love . . .
Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy's secrets are revealed, leaving Winston's trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .

Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.
Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy's love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.

Deborah Coates

Deep Down
Tor Books, March 5, 2013
Hardcover and eBook

Death stalks the haunted, windswept prairie in this chilling sequel to Wide Open

Now that she’s solved her sister’s murder, Hallie Michaels has left the army and isn’t sure what to do next. Her relationship with deputy Boyd Davies is tentative, there’s still distance between her and her father, and she needs a job. The good news is, she hasn’t seen a ghost in weeks.

All that changes when she gets a call asking her to help an elderly neighbor who is being stalked by black dogs, creatures from the underworld that are harbingers of death. When a black dog appears, Hallie learns, a reaper is sure to follow. And if the dark visions she’s suddenly receiving are any indication, it looks like the reaper is now following her.

Meanwhile, strange events herald the arrival of ghosts from Boyd’s past, ghosts the young deputy isn’t ready to face. Refusing Hallie’s help, Boyd takes off to deal with the problem on his own, only to find that he’s facing something much larger and more frightening than he’d imagined.

Stalked by a reaper and plagued by dark visions, Hallie finds she must face her fears and travel into Death’s own realm to save those she most loves.

Myke Cole

Final Frontier
Shadow Ops 2
Ace, January 29, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

An Officer. An Out­cast. A Fight for Survival.

The Great Reawak­ening did not come qui­etly. Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop ter­ri­fying powers–summoning storms, raising the dead, and set­ting every­thing they touch ablaze. Overnight the rules changed…but not for everyone.

Colonel Alan Book­binder is an army bureau­crat whose worst war wound is a paper-cut. But after he develops mag­ical powers, he is torn from every­thing he knows and thrown onto the front-lines.

Drafted into the Super­nat­ural Oper­a­tions Corps in a new and dan­gerous world, Book­binder finds him­self in com­mand of For­ward Oper­ating Base Frontier–cut off, sur­rounded by mon­sters, and on the brink of being overrun.

Now, he must find the will to lead the people of FOB Fron­tier out of hell, even if the one hope of sal­va­tion lies in teaming up with the man whose own mag­ical powers put the base in such grave danger in the first place–Oscar Britton, public enemy number one…
[Description from the Author's Website]

Part 2 coming soon....


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