2012 DAC


This is the second year of The Qwillery's Debut Author Challenge. This year many of the 2012 Debut Authors will be writing a guest post approximately 1 to 2 months ahead of his or her debut novel's publication.  Near the publication date, each of the 2012 Debut Authors will be interviewed. Debut Authors' books will be listed in a post on the first of each month. Please check each month's list to let me know if I've missed any debut authors. You can also let everyone participating know which book or books you will be reading in the comments to the post.

The object of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge is for participants to read at least 12 debut novels during 2012 - one from each month of the year though you may read them anytime between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.

The genres and subgenres covered by the challenge are Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Mystery, Horror, Science Fiction, SciFi Romance, Steampunk, Steampunk Mystery, Steampunk Romance, Supernatural Noir and all their permutations. The debuts are generally not YA/MG.


Happy Reading!

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See the January Debut Author list at this post.
Winner 2012 DAC Cover Wars for January - Control Point (Shadow Ops 1) by Myke Cole.

See the February Debut Author list at this post.
Winner 2012 DAC Cover Wars for February - Dead Harvest (The Collector 1) by Chris F. Holm

See the March Debut Author list at this post.
Winner 2012 DAC Cover Wars for March - The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski.

See the April Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for April - Blackbirds (Miriam Black 1) by Chuck Wendig.

See the May Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for May - Nightshifted (Edie Spence / Nightshifted 1)by Cassie Alexander.

See the June Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for June - Osiris (Oriris Project 1) by E.J. Swift.

See the July Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for July - No Peace for the Damned (The Damned 1) by Megan Powell.

See the August Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for August - Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman.

See the September Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for September - Dark Light of Day (Noon Onyx 1) by Jill Archer.

See the October Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for October - The Dead of Winter (Cora Oglesby 1) by Lee Collins.

See the November Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for November - The Colony by A.J. Colucci

See the December Debut Author list at this post.
Winner of the 2012 DAC Cover Wars for November - Black Sun Reich (The Spear of Destiny: Part One) by Trey Garrison.


(a tie)

Dead Harvest (The Collector 1) by Chris F. Holm

Blackbirds (Miriam Black 1) by Chuck Wendig




Read about what the 2012 Debut Authors are also publishing in 2012 and 2013:


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2012 Debut Author Visits as of November 6, 2012:

The following Debut Authors will be visiting The Qwillery during 2012. Please note that they are listed in author alphabetical order, not guest post, interview or release date order.

AUTHORTITLE
(release month)
SERIES
Guest Blog Date
Interview Date
Alex Adams
White Horse
(April)

(1st in a trilogy)
February 24, 2012
April 17, 2012 
Matt Adams
I, Crimsonstreak
(May)

March 15, 2012
Ania Ahlborn
Seed
(July)

July 21, 2012
Saladin Ahmed
Throne of the Crescent Moon
(February)

The Crescent Moon
Kingdoms
March 26, 2012

(May)
Winner Cover Wars - May
Nightshifted
April 23, 2012
May 22, 2012
G.T. Almasi
Blades of Winter
(August)

Shadowstorm
July 30, 2012
August 30, 2012
Jill Archer
Dark Light of Day
(September)
Winner Cover Wars -Oct.
Noon Onyx
August 31, 2012
September 28, 2012
Madeline Ashby
vN
(July)

Machine Dynasty
Lee Battersby
The Corpse-Rat King
(August)

The Corpse-Rat King
August 14, 2012
September 13, 2012
Steve Bein
Daughter of the Sword
(October)

Fated Blades
September 3, 2012
 October 2, 2012
Christopher L. Bennett
Only Superhuman

November 3, 2012
Stephen Blackmoore
City of the Lost
(January)

[1st in a series]
November 14, 2011
January 6, 2011 
Michael Boccacino
Charlotte Markham
(July)

July 26, 2012
August 26, 2012
Kira Brady
Hearts of Darkness
(August)

Deadglass Trilogy
Kristen Callihan
Firelight
(February)

Darkest London
January 27, 2012
Amanda Carlson
Full Blooded
(September)

Jessica McClain
August 6, 2012

Adam Christopher

Empire State
(Dec 2011)

November 23, 2011
February 11, 2012
Deborah Coates
Wide Open
(March)

January 18, 2012
March 13, 2012 
Myke Cole
Control Point
(January)
Winner Cover Wars - Jan.
Shadow Ops
December 1, 2011
January 30, 2012 
Lee Collins
The Dead of Winter
(October)

Cora Olgesby
September 29, 2012
October 30, 2012
A.J. Colucci
The Colony
(November)

October 11, 2012
Tina Connolly
Ironskin
(October)

October 3, 2012
Elspeth Cooper
Songs of the Earth
(February)

The Wild Hunt
January 16, 2012
February 28, 2012 
Delilah S. Dawson
Wicked as They Come
(March)

Blud 1
February 14, 2012
March 28, 2012
Rob DeBorde
Portlandtown
(October)

Oregon Wyldes
September 17, 2012
October 18, 2012
Alexa Egan
Demon's Curse
(December)

Imnada Brotherhood
November 19, 2012
Leigh Evans
The Trouble With Fate
(December)

Mystwalker
Sharon Lynn Fisher
Ghost Planet
(October)

October 4, 2012
November 12, 2012
Trey Garrison
The Spear of Destiny
Black Sun Reich
(December)

Far Ranger Adventure
November 16, 2012
December 17, 2012
Max Gladstone
Three Parts Dead
(October)

September 7, 2012
October 5, 2012
Kylie Griffin
Vengeance Born
(February)

The Light Blade
December 15, 2011 
February 10, 2012
Linda Grimes
In A Fix
(September)

Ciel Halligan
September 4, 2012
Richard E. Gropp
Bad Glass
(September)

September 27, 2012
Rhiannon Held
Silver
(June)

April 21, 2012
June 5, 2012
Jason Heller
TAFT 2012
(January)

December 22, 2011
January 13, 2012
Tes Hilaire
Deliver Me From Darkness (February)

Paladin Warriors
January 20, 2012
February 4, 2012
Chris F. Holm
Dead Harvest
(February)
Winner Cover Wars - Feb.
The Collector
March 1. 2012
March 17, 2012
Alex Hughes
Clean
(September)

Mindspace
Investigations
August 8, 2012
September 5, 2012
Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child
(February)

January 10, 2012
February 2, 2012
Benedict Jacka
Fated
(February)

Alex Verus
February 5, 2012
March 3, 2012
Steven John
Three A.M.
(March)

February 16, 2012
March 27, 2012
Anne Johnson
Green Light Delivery
(June)

April 12, 2012
June 19, 2012
Suzanne Johnson
Royal Street
(April)


 Sentinels of New Orleans
February 15, 2012
April 11, 2012
J.A. Kazimer
CURSES!
(February)

April 6, 2012
Ted Kosmatka
The Games
(March)

March 11, 2012
David Kowalski
The Company of the Dead
(March)
Winner Cover Wars - March
March 20, 2012
Jay Kristoff
Stormdancer
(September)


The Lotus War
September 20, 2012
John Love
Faith
(January)

 January 26, 2012
Anne Lyle
The Alchemist of Souls
(March)

Night's Masque
February 13, 2012
April 2, 2012
Shawntelle Madison
Coveted
(April)

Coveted
March 21, 2012
Hanna Martine
Liquid Lies
(July)

The Elementals
June 6. 2012
July 2, 2012
D.J. McIntosh
The Witch of Babylon
(October)

Mesopotamian Trilogy
October 17, 2012
Bec McMaster
Kiss of Steel
(September)

London Steampunk
August 21, 2012 
September 14, 2012
Adam McOmber
The White Forest
(September)

August 10, 2012
September 12, 2012
E.S. Moore
To Walk the Night
(January)

Kat Redding
November 8, 2011
January 3, 2012
Lou Morgan
Blood and Feathers
(July)

Blood and Feathers
June 28, 2012 
July 31, 2012
Thomas Morrissey
Faustus Resurrectus
(April)

Donovan Graham
March 5, 2012
April 5, 2012
Douglas Nicholas
Something Red
(September)

August 18, 2012
September 21, 2012
Nancy Northcott
Renegade
(November)

The Protectors
November 23, 2012
Daniel O'Malley
The Rook
(January)

January 14, 2012
Melissa Olson
Dead Spots
(October)

Scarlett Bernard
October 23, 2012
John Park
Janus
(September)

September 15, 2012
October 15, 2012
Chris Pauls
Matt Solomon

Deck Z: The Titanic
(October)

October 27, 2012
Tom Pollock
The City's Son
(September)

The Skyscraper Throne
August 2, 2012
September 6, 2012
Michael Poore
Up Jumps the Devil
(July)
June 4, 2012
July 13, 2012
Megan Powell
No Peace For The Damned
(July)
Winner Cover Wars - July
Damned
May 24, 2012
July 10, 2012
Joanne Reay
Romeo Spikes
(August)

Lo'Life Trilogy
July 21, 2012 
August 13, 2012
Rob Reid
Year Zero
(July)

August 23, 2012
Cecy Robson
Sealed with a Curse
(December)

Weird Girls
November 7, 2012
December 6,  2012
Simone St. James
The Haunting of Maddy Clare
(March)

March 24, 2012
Jeff Salyards
Scourge of the Betrayer
(May)

Bloodsounder's Arc
April 10,  2012
Gaie Sebold
Babylon Steel
(Dec. 2011)

Babylon Steel
November 29, 2011
Elisabeth Staab
King of Darkness
(February)

Chronicles of Yavn
December 21, 2011
February 1, 2012
Jillian Stone
The Seduction of Phaeton Black (March)

Phaeton Black
January 19, 2011 
April 3, 2012
Joan Swan
Fever
(February)

Phoenix Rising
February 21, 2012
E.J. Swift
Osiris
(June)
Winner Cover Wars - June
Osiris Project
David Tallerman
Giant Thief
(January)

Tales of Easie Damasco
February 19, 2012
January 31, 2012
Doyce Testerman
Hidden Things
(August)
Winner Cover Wars - Aug.
August 29, 2012
September 24, 2012
Roberta Trahan
The Well of Tears
(September)

The Dream Stewards
August 17, 2012 
September 18, 2012
James R. Tuck
Blood and Bullets
(February)

Deacon Chalk Occult
Bounty Hunter
December 7, 2011
February 7, 2012 
Michael R. Underwood
Geekomancy
(July)

May 28, 2012
July 11, 2012
Chuck Wendig
Blackbirds
(April)
Winner Cover Wars - April
Miriam Black
March 7, 2012
May 1, 2012
Carol Wolf
Summoning
(April)

Wolf Moon Saga
March 14, 2012
April 19, 2012
V.M. Zito
The Return Man
(April)

April 7, 2012
April 30, 2012