Monday, April 18, 2016

The View From Monday - April 18, 2016

Happy Monday! The Qwillery is thrilled and excited to be one of the blogs for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2016 (SPFBO 2016 or SPFBO2)! You can read all about this at Mark Lawrence's site - here. Mark created the SPFBO last year and it was fascinating. Hopefully we'll find some real gems among the self-published novels we will be reading. I know, we don't usually read self-published novels but as part of the SPFBO2 we're willing to dive in!

Now moving along to this week's genre releases. There are 2 debut novels this week:

Hystopia by David Means;


Join by Steve Toutonghi.

From formerly featured DAC authors:

The World Weavers (Desert Rising 3) by Kelley Grant;

Nettle King (Night and Nothing Novels 3) by Katherine Harbour;


Chains of Commend (Frontlines 4) by Marko Kloos.

Note: Clicking on the novel covers will take you to the novel's Amazon page.

April 19, 2016
Alphas: Origins (e) Ilona Andrews SFR
The Last Wall David Annandale SF - The Beast Arises 4
The Silence of Ghosts (h2tp) Jonathan Aycliffe H
Almost Infamous: A Supervillain Novel Matt Carter SH
Nazi Moonbase Graeme Davis SF - Dark Osprey 10
Private Eye (e) Alyssa Day PM - A Tiger's Eye Mystery 2
Darkest Judgment Candice Gilmer PNR - Mythical Knights 3
The World Weavers (e) Kelley Grant F - Desert Rising 3
The Emperor's Railroad Guy Haley SF/PA/AP - The Dreaming Cities 1
Nettle King Katherine Harbour F - Night and Nothing Novels 3
The Drafter (h2mm) Kim Harrison Th/F - The Peri Reed Chronicles 1
The Everything Box Richard Kadrey F
Grim Tidings Caitlin Kittredge UF - Hellhound Chronicles 2
Chains of Command Marko Kloos SF - Frontlines 4
The Fall of the Dagger Glenda Larke HistF - The Forsaken Lands 3
Winchester Undead: Winchester Over and Winchester Prey Dave Lund SF/AP/PA - Winchester Undead 1 and 2
Dust Up Jon McGoran TecnoTh - Carrick & Watkins 3
Hystopia (D) David Means LF
The English Assassin Michael Moorcock F - The Cornelius Quartet 3
Fault Line Deborah D. Moore PA - The Journal Series 5
Dune Time: A Original (e) Jack Nicholls F
Where (h2tp) Kit Reed SF
Join (D) Steve Toutonghi SF
The House of Daniel: A novel of miracles, magic, and minor league ball Harry Turtledove HistF
In a Dark, Dark Wood (h2tp) Ruth Ware Th

April 20, 2016
The Destroyer: A Tor.Com Original Tara Isabella Burton SF
Knight Life (ri) Peter David CF
Angry Candy (ri) Harlan Ellison F/SF - Collection

April 22, 2016
Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire Jonathan Maberry Rachael Lavin H - Journalstone's Doubledown

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

AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CyberP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghost
GO - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
PA - Post Apocalyptic
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
TechnoTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western

Note: not all of these genres are represented in the above releases.


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