Sunday, December 15, 2019

2019 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - COVER OF THE YEAR!





It's time to vote for the 2019 Debut Author Challenge COVER OF THE YEAR! Below you will find the 12 monthly winners in alphabetical order by book title (excluding "the" or "a" or "an", etc.).

Vote for your favorite from the monthly 2019 Winners! Note that there was only 1 debut for December 2019 so it is automatically the December 2019 winner.

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November

Cover illustration by Luis Toledo at Dutch Uncle
Cover copyright © 2019 by Hachette Book Group, Inc.





July

Illustration by Kathleen Jennings
Cover design by Christine Foltzer





February

Cover art by Chris Thornley





September

Cover art by Tommy Arnold
Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill





January

Cover art by Richard Anderson





June

Cover design by Najla Qamber





August

Jacket art by Ryan Pancoast
Jacket design by Katie Anderson





March

Cover Art by Jaime Jones





December

Book design by archiefergusondesign.com





October

Cover design by Micaela Alcaino





April

Cover art by Victor Mosquera





May

Jacket design by Owen Corrigan
Jacket photograph © Utro_na_more/iStock/Getty Images (glove);
From the New York Public Library (map)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Melanie's Month in Review - November 2019




Happy belated Thanksgiving to any and all American readers who celebrate. I hope you had a great time and there was lots of pumpkin pie on hand. I miss pumpkin pie. The Brits don't really eat it and so hard to get good pumpkin. Ho hum....although there are lots of British desserts that I can scoff instead 😋


November was a busy reading month for me as I am one of the Qwillery's agents for SPFBO5. It was the month where we read each other's choice for semi-finalist. Despite thinking I had loads of time to get them all read at a leisurely pace I ended up struggling with one of them and that seemed to eat my reading time. However, despite that the Qwillery's reviewing team made its selection to go forward to the finals. Check out the blog to find out which book we picked.  But the big question I am sure you are asking ....is what else did I read?


For those of you who follow this series you will remember that in October I was listening to the audio version of the Sally Lockhart series by Philip Pullman. I have the two final books to tell you about starting with The Tiger in the Well. This instalment is set 3-4 years after The Tin Princess and Sally is now a mother, successful business woman and enjoying life surrounded by her friends. When she receives a summons to appear in court charged with abandoning the husband she knows she never married and to hand over custody of her most beloved daughter Harriett, Sally couldn't possibly imagine the chaos that her life would become. Someone was working behind the scenes to dismantle the life that Sally has so carefully made for herself. On the run with her daughter Sally has to figure out who is pulling the strings and why they want to take everything and everyone she loves away from her.

I listened to these books back to back and I rather spoiled it for myself.  I had to take a bit of a break after the first few chapters as I felt a bit like too much of a Sally at once wasn't a good thing. I needed to savour the plotline so gave it a rest of a week or so and then tucked back in. This story is very suspenseful as Sally is nearly thwarted every other page.  I did think she was a bit dim in not guessing who was behind her downfall and I found myself wanting to give Sally a bit of a shake. It's a great end to Sally's story though and Anton Lesser does another stellar job bring her and all the east end characters to life.


The Tin Princess is not about Sally. This story is about Sally's best friend Jim and his adventure with with Adelaide, the little girl he helped rescue in book 1. Adelaide has been missing for many years but she is back and out to become a princess of the made up country of Razkavia. Jim is hired as Adelaide's bodyguard and he will need every trick up his cockney sleeve to protect the princess.

The big mystery in The Tin Princess is not who is trying to harm the Princess or how Jim is going to save the day. The mystery is why Pullman chose to write this story in the first place. Other than Sally having a very minor part at the both ends of the book it isn't a book about her despite it being the 4th instalment in the Sally Lockhart series. The story is OK but definitely the weakest of the four. The aspect that I have liked about the other books is that there was a historical element to the story which gave it a hint of realism. Much of the The Tin Princess was set in a fictional country and Adelaide with her strong east end London accent and lack of education would not have been a top pick to marry into the royal family. I found this aspect of the plot to be a combo of Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries. Another minor downside in the audio version is the change in narrator. This time the story is told by Nigel Anthony and the change in 'voice' was a bit jarring after spending 3 books with Anton Lesser's version of Jim.


The other book I listened to was I, Partridge: We need to talk by Alan Partridge and narrated by Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge is the brain child of Steve Coogan, a famous British Comedian. I won't go into too much detail because Alan Partridge is a bit marmite (you either love him or hate him). If you are a fan then get the audio version because quite simply 'its hilarious!'.







Check out the review of the other book I read in November - Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows.


Well that's it for me and November. I hope you have found some great books to tuck into along with some pumpkin pie! Until next time Happy Reading!

Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview


ROBERT KIRKMAN & CHRIS SAMNEE TO LAUNCH NEW ONGOING COMIC BOOK SERIES FIRE POWER THIS MAY 
This will be the first new series co-created by Kirkman since The 
Walking Dead comic book series conclusion



PORTLAND, Ore. 12/12/2019 — The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning comics titan Robert Kirkman (Oblivion Song, The Walking Dead) is teaming with Eisner winning artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil), Eisner Award winning colorist Matt Wilson (Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine), and letterer Rus Wooton (The Walking Dead), to bring fans an all-new, full color, action-packed ongoing series—Fire Power—which will launch from Image/Skybound in May 2020.

“Getting to create a whole new world with its own mythology and rules is always the highlight of my life. Getting to do that with Chris Samnee is definitely a high water mark in this dusty old career of mine,” said Kirkman. “With a massive cast of characters populating this sprawling globe-spanning epic Chris has proven more than adept at handling anything I've thrown at him in the time we've been toiling away on this series in secret. Kung Fu, Fireballs, Chris Samnee, crazy action, Chris Samnee, Chris Samnee. What more could I say to get you excited about this book?”

This is the first new project from Kirkman since the surprise conclusion to his pop culture phenomenon The Walking Dead. Fire Power will more than fill a walker-sized hole in your monthly pull list. This new series also marks Samnee's return to comics after wrapping up his bestselling run on Captain America that concluded in early 2018.

Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the Fire Power?

Cla$$war Available in Trade Paperback in July 2020


CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED INDIE SUPERHERO GRAPHIC NOVEL CLA$$WAR WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TRADE PAPERBACK THIS JULY 

PORTLAND, Ore. 12/11/2019 — The critically acclaimed indie superhero title—Cla$$war by Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, and Travel Foreman—will be available in trade paperback for the first time from Image Comics this July 2020.

Love your country then rip it down! In Cla$$war, beloved supersoldier, American, uncovers the dark truth behind the White House and burns the word "Liar" into the forehead of the president on live TV. Now on the run with a rogue CIA agent, he intends to reveal everything he now knows to the world. Can his former teammates, the superteam Enola Gay, stop him?

Cla$$war somehow feels more pertinent now than it did upon its initial release,” said Williams. “Taking down the liars, the charlatans, and the criminals in high office. That's still a story we can all get behind.”

Cla$$war (ISBN: 978-1607438168) will be available on Wednesday, July 15 and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 21. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Cla$$war will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Paul Is Dead Coming in April 2020


NEW SPECULATIVE GRAPHIC NOVEL EXPLORES A WORLD ABSENT A DIFFERENT BEATLE IN PAUL IS DEAD, OUT THIS APRIL

PORTLAND, Ore. 12/10/2019 — Creators Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti team up for a speculative fiction graphic novel steeped in music history and Beatlemania in the forthcoming Paul Is Dead. It will be available from Image Comics this April.

Set in London, November 1966, this new graphic novel retells the most popular conspiracy theory in music history and, in a sense, showcases the very first “fake news” of the entertainment world.

John Lennon can’t speak, he can’t take his eyes off a photo of a car in flames with the body of Paul McCartney inside. His friend is no longer there, and that means the Beatles are no longer there, either. But John wants to know the truth, and with George and Ringo, he starts to re-examine the final hours in Paul’s life.

Set in the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios during the writing sessions for Sgt. Pepper, the definitive version of the legend of the Paul McCartney’s death.

Paul Is Dead original graphic novel (ISBN: 978-1534316294) will be available on Wednesday, April 22 and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 28. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Paul Is Dead original graphic novel will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

The Stormlight Archive 4 Coming in November 2020



TOR BOOKS ANNOUNCES THE ON-SALE DATE FOR BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRANDON SANDERSON’S NEW BOOK IN 
THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE

Tor Books is thrilled to announce the on-sale date for #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s long-awaited new book in The Stormlight Archive. This exciting all-new novel in the beloved epic fantasy series will go on sale November 17, 2020, and is now available for pre-order.

Fans across the world have been eagerly awaiting the release of this next thrilling chapter in Sanderson’s saga that began with the bestselling The Way of Kings (recently named one of the Best Fantasy Novels of the 2010s by Paste), and continued with the #1 New York Times bestsellers Words of Radiance and Oathbringer.

Together, The Stormlight Archive books have sold 4 million copies in all formats, speaking to their wide-reaching appeal and Sanderson’s devoted legions of readers.

Sanderson has been widely praised for the world-building and magic system he has created in this epic fantasy series: welcome to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

Of this new entry in the saga, Sanderson says, “It has been almost twenty years since I first outlined The Stormlight Archive.  Back then, I didn’t think anyone would be interested in this crazy epic I’d devised--and it’s been so thrilling to see enthusiasm for it grow to such heights over the years.  Book four finally gets to one of the foundational scenes I conceived from the beginning. In fact, it might be the very first big scene I imagined, and my favorite in the entire series.  A part of me can’t believe people are finally going to be able to read it. Less than one year now! Life before death, Radiants.”

Visit https://read.macmillan.com/torforge/stormlight-archive-4-by-brandon-sanderson/ for exciting updates and news about The Stormlight Archive and Brandon Sanderson.

About Brandon Sanderson
BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy and its sequels,The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; The Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and Oathbringer; and other novels, including The Rithmatist, and Steelheart. In 2013 he won the Hugo Award for The Emperor’s Soul, a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time® sequence. For behind-the-scenes information on all his books, visit brandonsanderson.com.

About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, is a New York-based publisher of bestselling and critically acclaimed fiction in all formats. Founded in 1980, Tor publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of award-winning science fiction and fantasy, with its books receiving every major award in the SF and Fantasy field. Tor has been named Best Publisher 30 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Outer Darkness / Chew Crossover Miniseries Coming in March 2020


THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING, MULTIPLE EISNER AWARD WINNING CREATORS BEHIND CHEW REUNITE FOR OUTER DARKNESS/CHEW CROSSOVER MINISERIES

PORTLAND, Ore. 12/05/2019 — The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning creative team behind Chew—John Layman and Rob Guillory (Farmhand)—reunite for a three-issue, crossover, miniseries with Image/Skybound Entertainment’s science fiction horror series Outer Darkness with regular series artist Afu Chan available this March.

“In the years since finishing the final issue of Chew, the urge to return to the world and its characters has been slowly but steadily growing within me. But I had no interest in returning to some generic ‘Untold Case Files of Tony Chu’ type of story. I wanted to return with a story that goes somewhere new, and says something new about the characters. This crossover will do this. And Outer Darkness, believe it or not, is the ideal vehicle to tell this story,” said Layman. “Outer Darkness and Chew are two of my favorite books I’ve ever done, maybe THE favorite books I’ve ever done, and probably the best too. Creatively, combining the two was a dream come true for me. This book is the peanut butter and chocolate of comic book crossovers.”

Tony Chu is a modern-day cop who gets psychic impressions from what he eats. Joshua Rigg is a 28th-century starship captain who flies through an outer space filled with demons, monsters, and ghosts. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a comic book crossover, don’t it? Join the fun with Outer Darkness/Chew #1.

Guillory added: "Returning to the Chew universe was always a no-brainer. I mean, after 60+ issues of Tony Chu’s adventures, how could we not? It’s something longtime fans have clamored for since Chew’s end, and this crossover is the perfect excuse to dive back into the insane world John and I created. It’s the perfect ode to Chew, while highlighting the amazing work John and the insanely talented Afu Chan have been doing on Outer Darkness. It’s two great books that just taste GREAT together."

Outer Darkness/Chew #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 4.

Outer Darkness/Chew #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Review: Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows by Kate Griffin


Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows
Author:  Kate Griffin
Series:  The Kitty Peck Mysteries 4
Publisher:  Faber & Faber, November 7, 2019
Format:  Trade Paperback and eBook, 204 pages
List Price:  US$12.55 (print); US$7.49 (eBook)
ISBN:  9780571325603 (print); 9780571325610 (eBook)

Even though Paradise was riddled with rot, I reckoned I could make it a cleaner place for the poor types who came with the dirty trades. I could make them all love me, I thought.

I was wrong about that. I’ve been wrong about so much.

When Kitty Peck took over Paradise – her grandmother’s East End criminal empire – she thought she would be able to run it her own way. What Kitty didn’t know was that her grandmother had also left her violently entwined with the Barons of London. This coterie of fiends will stop at nothing to gain power, and they’ve already robbed Kitty of so much that she held dear.

Kitty is determined to do away with the dark underbelly of Paradise and to transform her music halls into the jewels of Limehouse. But as she begins her final assault on the Barons, a new threat appears in the form of an eerily charismatic preacher on a crusade against ‘wickedness and vice’. Can Kitty save Paradise from destruction, without losing any more of the people she loves?



Melanie's Thoughts

Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows is the final instalment of Kate Griffin's Kitty Peck series. Poor Kitty has risen to great heights - both literally and metaphorically. She has flown high above the dance halls in a golden cage as a performer and now that she has inherited her grandmother's east end empire she wants to make changes. It's not as easy as she hoped especially when the Barons still have control of her fate. However, its not just the Barons that are causing a problem for Kitty's plans to clean up the rot in her new empire. An extremely charismatic preacher has come to town preaching against the sinful ways of the residents of the east end. He is whipping up the locals against the dance halls and everyone who earns a living from them...Kitty included. If the Barons and the preacher weren't enough certain members of Kitty's theatre family have ended up dead, in the most gruesome ways possible. Now she has a serial killer to contend with. Things are not looking up for the Limehouse Linnet.

This final instalment is action packed with a capital 'A' from the first chapter to the very last. I quite enjoyed it (not the gruesome parts, of course) as there was a real sense throughout that life was going to get better for Kitty. The previous books were quite harrowing and while the murders on her doorstep, the omnipresent guilt she feels for Dan's death and the fact she was the reason her love interest loses an eye it doesn't stop her striving to be someone better. I thought it was quite interesting how Griffin uses the preacher as the tool to resolve one of the story's main plot points. Without revealing too much it was quite clever how she wound a number of plot threads and characters around one another to resolve not just the preacher plotline but the mystery of Kitty's parentage as well.  Usually, I can guess what will happen but I was on the edge of my seat throughout the final chapters of the book as I had no clue what Giffin had in store for Kitty and friends.

I did enjoy this series as a whole and Griffin clearly had done a lot of research into the period so that Kitty's life was true to the period. The book is very visceral and you can really picture Kitty, her clothes, and her home. I felt very sorry for Kitty in previous books but she was like a phoenix who has risen from the ashes...or in her case from the opium smoke to take control and create her own future. If you want to find out for yourself then you need to start at book 1 - Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

2019 Debut Author Challenge - December Debuts




There is 1 debut novel for December.

Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the United States, not copyright dates or non-US publication dates.



A. R. Moxon

The Revisionaries
Melville House, December 3, 2019
Hardcover and eBook, 608 pages

All is not boding well for Father Julius. . .

A street preacher decked out in denim robes and running shoes, a phony holy man for a misfit urban parish, Julius is a source of inspiration for a community that knows nothing of his scandalous origins.

But when a nearby mental hospital releases its patients to run amok in his neighborhood, his trusted if bedraggled flock turns expectantly to Julius to find out what’s going on. Amid the descending chaos, Julius encounters a hospital escapee who babbles prophecies of doom, and the growing palpable sense of impending danger intensifies. . . as does the feeling that everyone may be relying on a fake preacher just a little too much.

Still, fake or no, Julius decides he must confront the forces that threaten his congregation—including the peculiar followers of a religious cult, the mysterious men and women dressed all in red seen fleetingly amid the bedlam, and an enigmatic smoking figure who seems to know what’s going to happen just before it does.

The Revisionaries is, in the end, a wildly imaginative, masterfully rendered, and suspenseful tale of one man trying to differentiate between reality and fantasy in order to find the source of his faith. It will summon to mind the bold outlandishness stylishness of Thomas Pynchon, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Moore—while being unlike anything that’s come before.

December 2019 Releases


Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in December 2019. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US. Check The View From Monday each week for each week's updated release list.






Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

December 3, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Walk the Wild With Me (D) Rachel Atwood HistF/FairyT/FolkT/LM/F
Scornful Stars Richard Baker SF - Breaker of Empires 3
Ancestral Night (h2tp) Elizabeth Bear SF/SO - White Space 1
Target Rich Environment, Volume 2 Larry Correia F - Collection
A Dragon for William (e) Julie E. Czerneda FairyT/Folklore
Gremlins Go Home Gordon R. Dickson
Ben Bova
SF
The General Zapped an Angel: Stories Howard Fast SS - Art of the Story
Impolitic Corpses Paul Johnston Dys/Th - Quint Dalrymple Mystery 8
The Case of the Spellbound Child Mercedes Lackey HistF/Gaslamp - Elemental Masters Series 14
On Dark Horizons Anthony Laken SP - Infinity Machine 2
The Wall (h2tp) John Lanchester LF
Accepting the Lance Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF/SO - Liaden Universe 22
The Water Cure (h2tp) Sophie Mackintosh Psy/CoA/Dys
Blood of Empire Brian McClellan F - Gods of Blood and Powder 3
The Revisionaries (D) A. R. Moxon F/MR/Sagas
Wicked Hour Chloe Neill P/PNR/UF - An Heirs of Chicagoland Novel 2
Boundary Haunted Melissa F. Olson UF/CF/P - Boundary Magic 5
Verses for the Dead (h2mm) Douglas Preston
Lincoln Child
PP/Occ/Sup/Sus - Special Agent Pendergast 18
The Camera Never Lies David Rawlings FL/MR
Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire Melinda Snodgrass
Wild Cards Trust
SH/SF - Wild Cards 10
Anyone Charles Soule SF
Dead Astronauts Jeff VanderMeer LF/F/Dys
Down Among the Dead K. B. Wagers SF/SO/AC/SE - Farian War 2
Where Gods Fear to Go Angus Watson F - West of West 3
Freehold: Resistance Michael Z. Williamson (Ed) SF - Freehold 9



December 10, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Dream Gatherer (h2tp) Kristen Britain F/RF - Green Rider
Bright Steel Miles Cameron F - Masters & Mages 3
Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction Bill Campbell (Ed) F/SF/H - Anthology
Crownbreaker Sebastien de Castell F/HU/CoA - Spellslinger 6
Soultaker Robert J. Duperre F/SF/AP/PA - Knights Eternal 1
Verse and Vengeance Amanda Flower PCM - A Magical Bookshop Mystery 4
The Rift Coda (h2tp) Amy S. Foster SF - Rift Uprising Trilogy 3
Invocations Lora Gray
Ray Cluey
Richard Strachan
David Annandale  & more
H/SS - Warhammer Horror
The Light of All That Falls James Islington F - Licanius Trilogy 3
Born of Flame Nick Kyme SF - Horus Heresy 50
Fog Island Mariette Lindstein H/CoA/PsyTh/PP - Fog Island Trilogy 1
Starborn Katie MacAlister F - A Born Prophecy Novel 2
Dark Harvest Josh Reynolds H - Warhammer Horror
The Dead Girls Club Damien Angelica Walters Sus/SupTh/CW



December 12, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Dragonsbane (ri) Barbara Hambly F - Winterlands 1
Knight of the Demon Queen (ri) Barbara Hambly F - Winterlands 3
Dragonshadow (ri) Barbara Hambly F - Winterlands 2



December 15, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Various States of Decay: A Collection Matt Hayward H - SS
SNAFU: Last Stand: Foreword by Tim 'Deadpool' Miller Amanda J. Spedding (Ed)
Matthew Summers (Ed)
Geoff Brown (Ed)
SF - Anthology



December 16, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fates and Furies (e) Christine Lucas LM - Collection



December 17, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Man in the High Castle: Creating the Alt World Mike Avila PopCul/PerfArts
The Hanged Man K. D. Edwards UF - Tarot Sequence 2
Nowhereville: Weird Is Other People Scott Gable (Ed)
C. Dombrowski (Ed)
UF/H/SF - Anthology
Star Trek: Discovery: Dead Endless Dave Galanter SF - Star Trek Series 6
The Savage Deeps Timothy S. Johnston SF/AP/PA/HSF/TechTh - The Rise of Oceania 1
Sun and Serpent Jon Sprunk F - Book of the Black Earth 4



December 18, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Time Invariance of Snow: A Tor.com Original (e) E. Lily Yu SF



December 19, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Last Christmas (e) F. Paul Wilson SupTh - Repairman Jack 16



December 20, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary Pablo Hidalgo PerfArts/SF
Genre Fiction of New India: Post-millennial receptions of "weird" narratives (h2tp) E Dawson Varughese HC - Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature



December 24, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Spear of the Emperor Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000



December 25, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Why is Nothing Ever Simple? (e) Jodi Taylor HistF/TT - Chronicles of St. Mary's
Horror For RAICES: A Charitable Anthology (e) Jennifer Wilson (Ed)
Robert S. Wilson (Ed)
H - Anthology



December 26, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times Diletta De Cristofaro HC - New Horizons in Contemporary Writing



December 30, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Blood and Blade Lauren Dane UF/RF - Goddess with a Blade 6



December 31, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Loki Ascending Asa Maria Bradley PNR - Viking Warriors
Arkad's World (h2mm) James L. Cambias SF
Splintegrate Deborah Teramis Christian SF/CyP/SO
Celtic Empire (h2tp) Clive Cussler
Dirk Cussler
Th - Dirk Pitt Adventure 25
Black Triumph (tp2mm) Brendan DuBois SF - Dark Victory 3
All the Plagues of Hell (h2mm) Eric Flint
Dave Freer
F - Heirs of Alexandria 6
Alphabet Squadron (h2mm) Alexander Freed SF - Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron 1
Crimson Sand, Crimson Snow Craig Gallant F
The Turning (Movie Tie-In): The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories Henry James MTI/GH/Gothic
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave (h2mm) Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 13
Wheel of Time Premium Boxed Set II: Books 4-6 (The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time
The Fires of Heaven (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 5
The Shadow Rising (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 4
Lord of Chaos (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 6
The Sky Done Ripped Joe R. Lansdale Th/H - Ned the Seal 3
Dispel Illusion Mark Lawrence SF/TT - Impossible Times 3
The Best of Uncanny Lynne M. Thomas (Ed) Michael Damian Thomas (Ed) F/SF - Anthology
Warlord Elizabeth Vaughan FR/PNR - Chronicles of the Warlands 3
Through Fiery Trials (h2mm) David Weber SF - Safehold 10



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
mm - Mass Market Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyperpunk
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR- Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PP - Police Procedural
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy