Posts filed: local-author-release-day

Release Day: Morningside Fall by Jay Posey (Legends of the Duskwalker, Book Two)

Posted on 2014-04-29 at 14:21 by montsamu

Last summer, Durham narrative designer, author, and screenwriter Jay Posey's debut novel Three was published by Angry Robot Books, introducing the titular Three: a lone gunman in a post-apocalyptic wasteland of isolated towns walled against the Weir, a horrifying nocturnal menace of hunting creatures. Three is "The Duskwalker", a man who can travel at night unseen by the Weir and who (against his better judgement) finds himself the guardian of a woman and her gifted young son, Wren, on the run from a more

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Release Day: Pull Down the Night by Nathan Kotecki

Posted on 2013-10-08 at 19:10 by montsamu

Tuesday October 8, 2013: Durham author Nathan Kotecki's first novel, last year's The Suburban Strange, introduced Suburban High and its supernatural conflicts through the eyes of newcomer Celia. Today, Kotecki's standalone sequel, Pull Down the Night, is out and available in hardcover and ebook [Kobo|Nook|Kindle] from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Pull Down the Night welcomes a new newcomer, Bruno, to Suburban High, for the school year following the events of The Suburban Strange -- whi

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Release Day Triple Feature: Ariel Djanikian, Tony Daniel, and PT McHugh

Posted on 2013-02-26 at 17:36 by montsamu

Three books by local authors make for a crowded release day today, with post-apocalyptic fiction, a Star Trek novel, and a YA time-travel historical fantasy book as well. And! Each author has at least one upcoming event to check out:

The Office of Mercy: A NovelStar Trek: The Original Series: Devil's BargainKeeper of the Black Stones

The Office of Mercy: A Novel by Ariel Djanikian (Viking Adult, February 21) -- Debut novel for this new Chapel Hill author: "Weaving philosophy and science together into a riveting, dystopian story of love and adventure, The Office of Mercy illuminates an all-too-real

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Release day: Six Heirs (The Secret of Ji #1), translated by Matthew Ross

Posted on 2013-02-19 at 17:53 by montsamu

Well, we've had release day posts for quite a few books now, but this is still a first for Bull Spec. It's not an author or artist or editor, but rather one of the translators whose local ties warrant the book's mention here. So, without further adieu...

Six Heirs (The Secret of Ji, #1)

Six Heirs (The Secret of Ji, #1) by Pierre Grimbert, Matthew Ross (Translator), and Eric Lamb (Translator) -- in print/ebook from AmazonCrossing -- narrated by Michael Page for Brilliance Audio. Here's the publisher copy:

From France’s most celebrated
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Release day: Witchbreaker by James Maxey

Posted on 2012-12-25 at 23:17 by montsamu

James Maxey's Dragon Apocalypse series has been a lot of fun so far -- and yet every time I say that I feel remiss in focusing on the fun, and not enough on how creative these books are. Shapeshifters, incredible and bizarre powers, awesome relics, and of course mountain-sized primal dragons. The series started with Greatshadow in January -- of 2012, just 11 months ago -- and introduced our narrator, Stagger, briefly, before killing him. And then allowing him to continue to narrate the book, as well as the

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Release Day: The Collected Kessel

Posted on 2012-11-16 at 3:50 by montsamu

When Baen associate editor Laura Haywood-Cory sent me the following, my first response was an expletive. Not only has Baen re-released John Kessel's novels in DRM-free ebook formats, which would be noteworthy enough, they've also just published a huge collection of Kessel's short fiction, The Collected Kessel, comprising 42 of Kessel's stories including Nebula winners "Another Orphan" (novella, 1982) and "Pride and Prometheus" (novelette, 2008), and brand new story notes. My favorite of these so far comes

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Double-Feature of Local Author Releases

Posted on 2012-10-31 at 1:49 by montsamu

In non-fiction, Geek Mom: Projects, Tips and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st Century Families is out today, with local author Natania Barron a contributor, and local writer Alex Granados is now a published author as his debut novel, Cemetery Plot, has been published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing.

Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families Cemetery Plot

First up, the non-fiction: "It’s fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids

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Local author release day: Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel

Posted on 2012-02-07 at 21:51 by montsamu

Another week has passed, and, lo, there is another local author book newly released to the world. Today, it's Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel:

Here's the book description:

For alien Commander Arid Ricimer there was no going home. His species was winning the war with Earth, but the civilization he had fought for was gone, destroyed from within by ideologues and bureaucrats. So he does the only thing that makes sense to a person of integrity—he attempts to

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Local and regional (and Bull Spec alumni!) author release day wrapup, January 31, 2012

Posted on 2012-02-01 at 18:58 by montsamu

January 31, 2012 was a good day for fans of local and regional fantasy, as Hillsborough's James Maxey and Charlotte's Gail Z. Martin join Bull Spec #4 alum David Tallerman with new books.

First, Maxey's Greatshadow, which is out from Solaris Books and begins a new series:

"Greatshadow is the primal dragon of fire, an elemental evil whose malign intelligence spies upon mankind through every candle flame, waiting to devour any careless victim he can claim. The Church of the Book has assembled a team of twelve

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Local author release day: Stellarnet Rebel by J. L. Hilton and Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan

Posted on 2012-01-02 at 20:48 by montsamu

Congratulations are due to local author J.L. Hilton, whose debut novel, Stellarnet Rebel, is out today from Carina Press!

Welcome to Asteria, a corporate-owned, deep-space colony populated with refugees, criminals and obsessive online gamers. Genny O'Riordan has shifted in from Earth determined to find a story that will break her blog into the Stellarnet Top 100, and even better - expose the degradation of the colony's denizens.
Duin is an alien - a Glin - a hero of a past revolution against the Glin royal

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