Friday, July 6, 2007

Debut News

Debuting this week is The Wanderer's Tale by David Bilsborough. The author does not keep a website. This is the first book that I've seen since I started this site that has gotten poor reviews. You can read reviews at SFFWorld, Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, and Publisher's Weekly (scroll down). There is a positive review forthcoming at Fantasy BookSpot, so I'll keep my eye open for that.

I have already announced Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely, so I was ahead of Locus Magazine's Monitor announcement this week. It is currently number 3 on the NYT Children's Chapter Books bestseller list. It also has great reviews everywhere, such as the Washington Post, Powell's Books and Dear Author, which includes a parental warning. It's great to see a debut author attracting so much attention.

I have not yet announced Phaedra Weldon's Wraith, which actually came out on June 5th -- just before I started this site. This author apparently does not have a website, either. Wraith is about an out-of-body snoop who spies on the wrong person one night, when he is actually able to touch her -- and leave his brand upon her. I will definitely consider it for a review. In the meantime, there is an an interview at Penguin. I have not found many reviews for it, but I will keep looking.

In my last Debut News, I gave a brief mention of Acacia by David Anthony Durham, and I've since decided to feature it. It is getting a lot of positive attention in places like SFFWorld and Fantasy BookSpot, plus there is a long interview at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist.

I also have not made much mention of Lane Robins's Maledicte. If she has a website, I cannot find it, which makes her the third author mentioned in this article without a website. Is this a new trend? I hope not, since I enjoy reading author's websites. Anyway, I found reviews at SciFi.com and Fantasy Book Critic, and there is a sample chapter at DelRey Online.

Does anyone else know of any upcoming debuts by major publishers that I may have missed?

UPDATE! That positive review of The Wanderer's Tale is now available at Fantasy BookSpot.

8 comments:

Kimber An said...

Whoa! You're a busy girl.
:o)

Tia Nevitt said...

It took a few hours to compile. That's why I only do this once a week.

John Dent said...

Aidan Moher and I both have reviews of Acacia available on our sites.
Aidan also has an interview with David posted, and to be quite honest I find it far more readable than the one on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist.
Why not check out David's forum where he sometimes hangs around to answer questions?
~John

Tia Nevitt said...

I'm looking forward to reading Acacia. And actually, David's blog is where I first encountered you. Now I just need to get it on my Google Reader.

Tia Nevitt said...

Oops; I was wrong. I found his blog but not his forum. Thanks!

La Gringa said...

HI Tia -

David does indeed have a website:
http://davidanthonydurham.com

From there you can access his blog and the forum, as well as excerpts of all his other books.

Cheers,
Colleen (David's publicist)

Tia Nevitt said...

I was actually looking for David Bilsborough's website. However, you have reminded me to put up a link to David Anthony Durham's website on my blogroll, which I will do tonight.

Anonymous said...

Lane Robins does have a website at http://www.maledicte.com/