News and views about today's greatest debut fiction
Posted on Jul 18, 2012
Prepare to Die!, the debut novel by Paul Tobin, is loaded with action, sex, and romance. It's exactly what superhero books should be.
Posted on Jul 8, 2012
Chasing the Skip is an exciting teen novel that deals with issues of abandonment, remorse, and second chances. It's also a lot of fun.
Posted on Jun 27, 2012
The Twenty-Year Death is a spectacular crime-fiction endeavor that combines three separate novels in voices reminiscent of Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler, and Jim Thompson.
Posted on Jun 14, 2012
Rhiannon Held's debut urban fantasy, Silver, manages to overcome its weaknesses with a good plot.
Posted on May 28, 2012
In a word, Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander is fun. If you need more words, consider: Vampires. Romance. Werewolves. Action. Sex. Zombies.
Written on May 23, 2012
Out this week is Nightshifted, the debut urban fantasy by Cassie Alexander about a young nurse learning the ropes at a hospital for the paranormal.
Written on May 22, 2012
Scourge of the Betrayer is a well-written first chapter in a new epic fantasy series, but it's not the typical action-packed adventure.
Written on May 21, 2012
The buzz you heard is the sound of Laird Barron's highly anticipated debut novel proving to be a welcome addition of Lovecraftian horror.
Written on May 17, 2012
Robert Pobi sits down to discuss his debut thriller, Bloodman, his novel's perceived violence, and what it's like to have his first novel published around the world while his follow-up novels are already on the schedule.
Written on May 11, 2012
With layer after layer of suspense, Bloodman by Robert Pobi proves to be one of the best debut thrillers to come along in years.
Written on May 9, 2012
V.M. Zito, debut author of The Return Man, talks about zombies, his writing process, and his serialized method of finding a publisher.
Written on May 2, 2012
Author Suzanne Johnson stops by to discuss the writing process behind her novel Royal Street, including how Hurricane Katrina played a role.
Written on Apr 30, 2012
David Freed's debut, Flat Spin, stars a flight instructor who's pulled into a murder investigation. The mystery is good, but is the novel?
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