2011 DAC

On twitter, late last year, a friend asked if anyone had any reading challenges for 2011. I had decided to read at least one speculative fiction debut author (non-YA) per month in 2011. For me speculative fiction includes Urban Fantasy, Fantasy (High or Epic), Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, SciFi Romance, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Thriller, Steampunk, and Historical Fantasy. There's more, but you get the idea.

Debut authors' books will be listed in a post on the first of each month. Please check each month's list to let us know if I've missed any debut authors. You can also let everyone participating know which book you will be reading in the comments to the post.

I've created a button for the challenge if you'd like to post it on your blog. It's not required of course. You can find the code at the top of the column on the right.

Happy New Reading Year!

A 2011 DAC Badge if you'd like one for your website or blog.


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Sign up at this post.

See the January Debut Author list at this post.

See the February Debut Author list at this post.

See the March Debut Author list at this post.

See the April Debut Author list at this post.

See the May Debut Author list at this post.

See the June Debut Author list at this post.

See the July Debut Author list at this post.

See the August Debut Author list at this post.

See the September Debut Author list at this post.

See the October Debut Author list at this post.

See the November Debut Author list at this post.

See the December Debut Author list at this post.

Read about what the 2011 Debut Authors are publishing in 2012:

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See Part 3 by clicking here.
See Part 4 by clicking here.
See Part 5 by clicking here.
See Part 6 by clicking here 

Author visits as of December 1, 2011:

The following Debut Authors will be visiting The Qwillery over the year. Please note that they are listed in alphabetical order, not interview or release date order.

(release month)
Interview Date
Guest Blog Date
Ben Aaronovitch
Midnight Riot

Rivers of London
Feb 2, 2011
March 8, 2011


The Veiled Worlds
October 5, 2011
Bradley P. Beaulieu
The Winds of Khalakovo

The Lays of Anuskaya
October 18, 2011
Jenn Bennett
Kindling The Moon

Arcadia Bell
June 22, 2011
Sabrina Benulis

Books of Raziel
December 20, 2011
Amanda Bonilla
Shaedes of Gray

Shaede Assassin
December 12, 2011
Boone Brux
Shield of Fire
Bringer and the Bane
December 6, 2011
Christopher Buehlman
Those Across the River

September 29, 2011
Stephanie Chong
Where Demons Fear to Tread

Company of Angels
August 25, 2011

Adam Christopher

Empire State

November 23, 2011
February 11, 2012
Anita Clenney
Awaken the Highland Warrior

Highland Warriors
May 18, 2011
Isabel Cooper
No Proper Lady

September 26, 2011
Karina Cooper
Blood of the Wicked

Dark Mission
May 31, 2011
Virna DePaul
Chosen by Blood

May 11, 2011
J.N. Duncan

April 6, 2011
Dianne Duvall
Darkness Dawns

Immortal Guardians
Feb 9, 2011
Patricia Eimer
Luck of the Devil

Speak of the Devil
August 9, 2011
Corwin Ericson

October 31, 2011
Teresa Frohock

July 20, 2011
Lexi George
Demon Hunting in Dixie

May 4, 2011
Sarah Gilman
Out in Blue

Return to Sanctuary
August 22, 2011
Sable Grace

Dark Breed
April 26, 2011
Dani Harper
Changeling Moon

December 28, 2011
Kevin Hearne

Iron Druid Chronicles
May 3, 2011
Tamara Hogan
Taste Me

Underbelly Chronicles
March 14, 2011
Douglas Hulick
Among Thieves

Tales of the Kin
April 19, 2011
Sara Humphreys

The Amoveo Legend
October 14, 2011
Kameron Hurley
God's War

Bel Dame Apocrypha
October 3, 2011
John Hornor Jacobs
Southern Gods

August 3, 2011
Hannah Jayne
Under Wraps

Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles
March 3, 2011
Rima L. Jean
The Noble Pirates

June 16, 2011
Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right

Charley Davidson
Feb 8, 2011
Michaele Jordan
Mirror Maze

October 26, 2011
Lisa Kessler
Night Walker

August 12, 2011
Mark Lawrence
Prince of Thorns

The Broken Empire
September 23, 2011
Edward Lazellari

Guardians of Aandor
August 26, 2011
Stina Leicht
Of Blood and Honey

Fey and Fallen
July 15, 2011
Paul Lewis
The Savage Knight

Malory's Knights of Albion
September 13, 2011
Laurie London
Bonded by Blood

March 16, 2011
Jess Macallan
Stone Cold Seduction

Set in Stone
September 15, 2011
Andrew P. Mayer
The Falling Machine

The Society of Steam
November 22, 2011
T.C. McCarthy

November 9, 2011
Will McIntosh
Soft Apocalypse

July 26, 2011
Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

September 16, 2011
Allison Pang
A Brush of Darkness

Abby Sinclair
Feb 11, 2011
Linda Poitevin
Sins of the Angels

The Grigori Legacy
October 7, 2011
Daniel Polansky
Low Town

Low Town
August 16, 2011
K.M. Ruiz
Mind Storm

Strykers Syndicate
May 12, 2011
Courtney Schafer
The Whitefire Crossing

The Shattered Sigil
August 11, 2011
M. J. Scott
Shadow Kin

Half-Light City
September 14, 2011
Gaie Sebold
Babylon Steel

Babylon Steel
November 29, 2011
Rochelle Staab
Who Do, Voodoo?

A Mind For Murder Mystery
November 1. 2011
Jeremy Wagner
The Armageddon Chord (August)

August 23, 2011
Mazarkis Williams
The Emperor's Knife

The Tower and the Knife
December 9, 2011
Sandy Williams
The Shadow Reader

 McKenzie Lewis
October 20, 2011
Jonathan Wood
No Hero

Arthur Wallace 1
July 5, 2011
Rebecca Zanetti

Dark Protectors
Feb 23, 2011
Rob Ziegler

November 17, 2011