Sunday, 25 April 2010

New Author Challenge 2010

The New Author Challenge 2010 is hosted by Jackie at Literary Escapism.  I'm a bit late signing up for this challenge but I've been enjoying trying a lot of different authors this year so I thought it would be fun to sign up & see how many new authors I actually manage to discover this year!  Here are the details in case you want to join me:

1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.

3. I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be. For me, I’m trying another 50 new authors. If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.

4. After reading your new author, write your review and then go here to add your link to Mr. Linky

5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome

Once you reach your goal, you don’t have to stop. Any new author you try, go ahead and head back here and add it to the list. Introduce us all to whoever you find. Afterall, there’s no reason to stop trying new authors, right?

I'm going to aim for at least 50 new authors but I'm hoping to try a lot more than that.  I'll be including links to my reviews below.
 
Check out reviews from other participants here
  1. Bloodlust & Initiation - Alex Duval
  2. Howling at the Moon - Karen MacInerney
  3. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
  4. Tall, Dark & Dead - Tate Hallaway
  5. Succubus Blues - Richelle Mead
  6. Beautiful Dead book 1 Jonas - Eden Maguire
  7. A Girl's Guide to Vampires - Katie MacAlister
  8. Bitten - Kelley Armstrong
  9. Heavenly - Jennifer Laurens
  10. Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn
  11. Nearly Departed - Rook Hastings
  12. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  13. Dancing with the Devil - Keri Arthur
  14. Stray - Rachel Vincent
  15. The Devil Inside - Jenna Black
  16. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean - Justin Somper
  17. Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
  18. Rising Shadows - Jacquelyn Wheeler
  19. Lex Trent versus the Gods - Alex Bell
  20. Dark Life - Kat Falls
  21. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
  22. Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
  23. The Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan
  24. Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione
  25. Generation Dead - Daniel Waters
  26. Wolf Signs - Vivian Arend
  27. Need - Carrie Jones
  28. You Burn Me - Stella & Audra Price
  29. The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
  30. The Prophecy - Gill James
  31. Hand of Fate - Lis Wiehl with April Henry
  32. Viola in Reel Life - Adriana Trigiani
  33. His Darkest Hunger - Juliana Stone
  34. Mistress by Mistake - Maggie Robinson
  35. Winterborn - A.D. Roland
  36. The Iron Hunt - Marjorie M. Liu
  37. Strange Angels - Lilith Saintcrow
  38. Hard Magic - Laura Anne Gilman
  39. Blue Diablo - Ann Aguirre
  40. Shadow Game - Christine Feehan
  41. When I Was Joe - Keren David
  42. Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
  43. Forget You - Jennifer Echols
  44. A Hunger Like No Other - Kresley Cole
  45. Guardian of the Dead - Karen Healey
  46. Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom - Julie Cohen
  47. Dido - Adele Geras
  48. Low Red Moon - Ivy Devlin
  49. Blood Lust (Kept, Claimed & Mated) - Zoe Winters
  50. Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
  51. Lonestar Calling - Colleen Coble
  52. Comfort Food - Kitty Thomas
  53. Siren's Call - Devyn Quinn
  54. I Married A Demon - Beverly Rae
  55. Sing Me To Sleep - Angela Morrison
  56. Wild Card - Lora Leigh
  57. Impossible - Nancy Werlin
  58. My Name is Memory - Ann Brashares
  59. Ex Appeal - Cari Quinn
  60. Fallen - Lauren Kate
  61. Restoring Harmony - Joelle Anthony
  62. Dear Dylan - Siobhan Curham
  63. Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner
  64. Chasing Brooklyn - Lisa Schroeder
  65. The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams
  66. A Safe Harbor - Moira Rogers
  67. Claire de Lune - Christine Johnson
  68. The Alchemyst - Michael Scott
  69. Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma
  70. Shadow of the Vampire - Meagan Hatfield
  71. Trash - Andy Mulligan
  72. Kiss Me If You Can - Carly Phillips
  73. Texas Tangle - Leah Braemel
  74. Shade - Jeri Smith-Ready
  75. Raised by Wolves - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  76. Forget-Her-Nots - Amy Brecount White
  77. Immortalis Carpe Noctem - Katie Salidas
  78. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
  79. Noah Barleywater Runs Away - John Boyne
  80. Angel - L.A. Weatherly
  81. Cattitude - Edie Ramer
  82. Shadows - Amy Meredith
  83. Boys Don't Cry - Malorie Blackman
  84. The Trouble with Spells - Lacey Weatherford
  85. Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy
  86. The Crescent - Jordan Deen
  87. The Fallen Volume 1 - Thomas E Sniegoski
  88. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
  89. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  90. Witchfinder Dawn of the Demontide - William Hussey
  91. The Long Weekend - Savita Kalhan
  92. Some Girls Bite - Chloe Neill
  93. Abela: The Girl Who Saw Lions - Berlie Doherty
  94. You Against Me - Jenny Downham
  95. Soul Love - Lynda Waterhouse
  96. Playing with Fire - Henning Mankell
  97. The Eternal Ones - Kirsten Miller
  98. Awakened - Ednah Walters
  99. Black Swan Rising - Lee Carroll
  100. Monster High - Lisi Harrison
  101. Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Jennifer Rardin
  102. Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
  103. Secret Lives - Gabriella Poole (Review coming soon)
  104. Half Brother - Kenneth Oppel (Review coming soon)
April NAC Mini-Challenge - Battle Royale - Click Here to see my reviews - COMPLETE read 5/5

I can't believe I tried 104 new authors this year!  I made some amazing discoveries - many have been added to my favorite authors list who are going to be automatic buys for anything they release in the future.  I wonder how many new authors I'll try in 2011?

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