Monday, December 30, 2013

The View From Monday - December 30, 2013

Happy last Monday in 2013! This year has zipped by and I'm looking forward to the new year. I'm reading a bunch of books which I will be telling you about soon! Since this is the last View From Monday for 2013, I'd thought I'd do a little giveaway. You can enter below to win 4 books that I've picked out from this week's releases.

The year ends with many books out on the last 2 days of the year. Look for the full January release list later this week, along with the announcement of the 2014 Debut Author Challenge as well as a list of January debuts.

There is one Debut out this week:

Starter House by Sonja Condit.

From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Deadshifted  (Edie Spence 4) by Cassie Alexander;

The Cormorant  (Miriam Black 3) by Chuck Wendig;

The Sharpest Blade  (McKenzie Lewis 3) by Sandy Williams;

and changing format:

Tarnished  (Silver 2) by Rhiannon - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback;

Fifth Grave Past the Light  (Charley Davidson 5) by Darynda Jones - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback; and

The Golem and the Jinni  by Helene Wecker - Hardcover to Trade Paperback.

December 30, 2013
Ruined (e) Jus Accardo PNR - Eternal Balance 1
Nostrum Roberto Calas F - Scourge 2
Break Out (e) Nina Croft SFR - Blood Hunter 1
Ashes (e) Sarah Gilman PNR
Beg Me to Slay (e) Lisa Kessler PNR
Heart of the Incubus (e) Rosalie Lario PNR - Demons of Infernum 3.5
Journey of Wisdom (e) Shawna Thomas F - Riune Stone 3

December 31, 2013
Once Upon a Time in Hell Guy Adams WW/F - Heaven's Gate Trilogy 2
Deadshifted Cassie Alexander UF - Edie Spence 4
Farside (h2mm) Ben Bova SF - Grand Tour
Code White (h2mm) Scott Britz-Cunningham Th/NF
Witch Wraith (h2mm) Terry Brooks F - The Dark Legacy of Shannara 3
The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction Thomas D. Clareson
Joe Sanders
HC - Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Starter House: A Novel (D) Sonja Condit H
Sunroper Natalie J. Damschroder PNR - Goddesses Rising 3
Love Your Entity Cat Devon PNR - Entity 3
Extraordinary Powers (ri) Joseph Finder Th/M/Su
Dark Heat: The Dark Kings Stories Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Great North Road (h2mm) Peter F. Hamilton SF
How to Run with a Naked Werewolf Molly Harper PNR - Naked Werewolf 3
Tarnished (h2mm) Rhiannon Held UF - Silver 2
A Study in Ashes Emma Jane Holloway SP/M - The Baskerville Affair 3
Born in Blood Alexandra Ivy PNR - Sentinels 1
Fifth Grave Past the Light (h2mm) Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 5
A Memory of Light (h2mm) Robert Jordan
Brandon Sanderson
F - Wheel of Time 14
The Night Watch Sergei Lukyanenko UF/Th - Night Watch 1
A Little Night Magic (tp2mm) Lucy March PNR
Scent of Roses (ri) Kat Martin PNR
Things Withered Susie Moloney H
The Iron Breed: The Iron Cage and Breed to Come (tp2mm) Andre Norton SF
The Vastalimi Gambit Steve Perry SF - Cutter's War 2
Hive Monkey Gareth L Powell AH/SF - Ack-Ack Macaque 2
The Iron Wolves Andy Remic F - Rage of Kings 1
Harold Robbins' The Curse (h2mm) Julius Podrug Th - Madison Dupre 4
The Grendel Affair Lisa Shearin UF - SPI Files 1
After Dark (tp2mm) Gena Showalter
Kait Ballenger
PNR - Novellas
Taste of Darkness Maria V. Snyder FR - Healer 3
The Sixth Station (h2mm) Linda Stasi Th
The Shadowed Throne K. J. Taylor F - The Risen Sun 2
Angelopolis (h2tp) Danielle Trussoni F/Th - Angel 2
The Bread We Eat in Dreams Catherynne M. Valente F
Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek
Heart of Stone Christine Warren PNR - Gargoyles 1
A Rising Thunder (tp2mm) David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 13
The Golem and the Jinni (h2tp) Helene Wecker HistF
The Cormorant Chuck Wendig UF - Miriam Black 3
Sunset of the Gods (tp2mm) Steve White SF/TT  - T.R.A. 2
The Sharpest Blade Sandy Williams UF - McKenzie Lewis 3

D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reprint or reissue
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
NF - Near Future
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR- Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
WW - Weird Western

The Giveaway

What:  One commenter will win Mass Market Paperback copies Once Upon a Time in Hell by Guy Adams, The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin, Heart of Stone by Christine Warren, and The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig from The Qwillery.

How:  Log into and follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on January 6, 2014. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change without any notice.

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  1. Looking forward to what my usual favorite go-tos have whipped out of their precious little minds for 2014.

  2. There are so many good books to look forward about I just name a few:
    Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
    Waistcoats & Weaponry and Prudence by Gail Carriger
    Skin Game by Jim Butcher
    The Forbidden Library by Django Wrexler (excellent title!)
    Peacemaker, KA Stewart (psst, I've read an ARC and it is GOOD)

  3. I'm still catching up from all the 2013 releases!

  4. I've been looking forward to the Lisa Shearin book! I hadn't heard of the others!

  5. Thanks for the fun giveaway! I think I'm most looking forward to Night Broken by Patricia Briggs for 2014 :)

  6. Great giveaway. It reminds me of an anthology where you buy it because you absolutely adore one author (in the case Christine Warren) and you are a bit familiar with or have never heard of or have been meaning to read the other authors...Thanks!!

  7. Jeff VanderMeer's trilogy and his time travel anthology (with his wife)

  8. Sweeeeeeet, Chuck Wendig. I heard he makes some mean applesauce. ;)

  9. I'm hoping THE WINDS OF WINTER by George RR Martin makes an appearance this year.

  10. I just finished reading The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin and it's a great book.

  11. Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine is one of my most anticipated reads. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. That's one huge giveaway! ~Shadowhawk

  13. There's so much I'm looking forward to, but the one I'm really looking forward right now to is Den Patrick's The Boy with the Porcelain Blade.