New Author Challenge 2011

, by Kt Clapsadl

Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
  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 come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky.  Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
  5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome

I'm going to shoot for the 50 new authors, I'm thinking that might be a little high, but we shall see.

*Update: Well I blew past the 50 goal, so now I'm going to shoot for 70 :)

*Update 2: I hit 70. Yay! Let's try for 80. 

Here is my list:

  1. Jennifer Armintrout (American Vampire)
  2. Molly Harper (Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs)
  3. Cynthia Hand (Unearthly)
  4. Elisa Paige (Stealing Time)
  5. Lilith Saintcrow (Night Shift)
  6. Keri Stevens (Stone Kissed)
  7. Nicole Peeler (Tempest Rising)
  8. Karen Mahoney (The Iron Witch)
  9. Lauren Oliver (Delirium)
  10. Ally Condie (Matched)
  11. Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver)
  12. Sophie Littlefield (Aftertime)
  13. Heather Massey (Once Upon a Time in Space)
  14. Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire)
  15. Kelly Keaton (Darkness Becomes Her)
  16. Jennifer Rardin (Once Bitten, Twice Shy)
  17. Allyson James (Stormwalker)
  18. Julia Karr (XVI)
  19. Colleen Gleason (The Vampire Voss)
  20. Rachel Ward (Num8ers)
  21. Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test)
  22. Amanda Stevens (The Restorer)
  23. Maggie Shayne (Twilight Prophecy)
  24. Megan McCafferty (Bumped)
  25. Sable Grace (Ascension)
  26. India Drummond (Ordinary Angels)
  27. Maureen McGowan (Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer) 
  28. LA Weatherly (Angel Burn) 
  29. Beverly Rae (Howling For My Baby)
  30. R.G. Alexander (Regina in the Sun)
  31. Vivian Arend (Wolf Signs) 
  32. Brenda Jackson (Irresistible Forces) 
  33. Kerrelyn Sparks (How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire) 
  34. Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed)
  35. Christopher Buecheler (The Blood that Bonds)
  36. Carolyn Brown (One Lucky Cowboy) 
  37. Tara Hudson (Hereafter)
  38. Cara Lynn Shultz (Spellbound)  
  39. Merrie Destefano (Feast) 
  40. Carrie Vaughn (Kitty and the Midnight Hour) 
  41. Jon Skovron (Misfit)
  42. Melanie Card (Ward Against Death)
  43. Mara Purnhagen (Past Midnight) 
  44. Karen Duvall (Knight's Curse) 
  45. Stephanie Chong (Where Demons Fear to Tread) 
  46. Jill Monroe (Lord of Rage) 
  47. Stacey Jay (Juliet Immortal)
  48. Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)
  49. Sarah Gilman (Out in Blue)
  50. R.J. Anderson (Ultraviolet)
  51. Jessica Anderson (Lord of the Wolfyn)
  52. M.J. Scott (Shadow Kin)
  53. Kathryn Shay (After the Fire)
  54. Jess Macallan (Stone Cold Seduction)
  55. K.J. Wignall (Blood)
  56. Nalini Singh (Angels' Blood)
  57. Rachel Firasek (The Last Rising) 
  58. Shawna Thomas (Altered Destiny)
  59. Jennifer Colgan (Fresh Blood)
  60. Lee Rowland (Viper Moon)
  61. Nancy Holzner (Deadtown)
  62. Inara Scott (Radiant Desire)
  63. Virna DePaul (Chosen by Blood)
  64. Heather Frost (Seers)
  65. Mette Ivie Harrison (Tris and Izzie)
  66. Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
  67. Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood)
  68. Allison Pang (A Brush of Darkness)
  69. Kelly Gay (The Better Part of Darkness)
  70. Steven Harper (The Doomsday Vault)
  71. Dani Harper (Changling Moon)
  72. Mickey Zucker Reichert (I, Robot: To Protect) 
  73. Sandy Williams (The Shadow Reader)
  74. Kimberly Derting (The Pledge)
  75. Melissa Darnell (Crave)
  76. Rochelle Staab (Who Do, VooDoo?)
  77. Maya Banks (Colters' Woman)
  78. Linda Warren (Once a Cowboy)
  79. Lynsay Sands (A Quick Bite)
  80. Joseph Nassise (Eyes to See)
  81. Larissa Ione (Pleasure Unbound)
  82. Piper Maitland (Acquainted With the Night)
  83. Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)
  84. Amanda Bonilla (Shaedes of Gray)
  85. Harry Turtledove (Supervolcano: Eruption)
  86. Deborah Cooke (Flying Blind)
  87. Jordan Dane (On a Dark Wing)
  88. Jennifer Lynne Barnes (Every Other Day)
  89. Rachael Johns (One Perfect Night)
  90. Aileen Fish (Immortal Temptress)
  91. Maria V. Snyder (Touch of Power)
  92. Juliet Dark (The Demon Lover)
  93. Lisa Mondello (All I Want for Christmas Is You)
  94. Tami Dane (Blood of Eden)


    1. I think I'm going for 25 new authors this year. It's not a stretch to think that I might be able to handle that. I might be able to handle 50, if it weren't for the fact that I'm trying to get a lot of series finished up this year, and that's a real detriment to finding new authors!

      Best of luck!

    2. I'm doing this one as well, but I'm going for 25. If I do more, well that's ok too. Have fun with your challenge.


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