New Author Challenge 2012

, by Kt Clapsadl

Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
  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. 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. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.

Last year I read books from 94 new to me authors. Holy cow!! And to think I was worried I wouldn't hit 50!!! So with nervousness, I'm going to shoot for about the same number again, give or take a few. Officially I'm going for 90 :) Wish me luck!
  1. Thea Harrison (Dragon Bound)
  2. E.S. Moore (To Walk the Night)
  3. Juliet Blackwell (If Walls Could Talk)
  4. Dianne Sylvan (Queen of Shadows)
  5. Dianne Duvall (Darkness Dawns)
  6. Regan Hastings (Visions of Magic)
  7. Katie Reus (Alpha Instinct)
  8. Erin Kellison (Shadow Bound)
  9. Tricia Rayburn (Siren)
  10. Lauren Dane (Heart of Darkness)
  11. Lynn Viehl (If Angels Burn)
  12. Kristen Simmons (Article 5)
  13. Geralyn Dawson (My Big Old Texas Heartache)
  14. Dan Wells (Partials)
  15. Mandy M. Roth (Gypsy Nights)
  16. Ruth Cardello (Maid for the Billionaire)
  17. Marie Lu (Legend)
  18. Marisa Chenery (Soul Hunger)
  19. Mari Carr (Black Jack)
  20. Veronica Wolff (Isle of Night)
  21. Andrea Cremer (Nightshade)
  22. Shelli Stevens (Dangerous Grounds)
  23. Jennifer Blake (The Rent-A-Groom)
  24. Christina Henry (Black Wings)
  25. Beth Revis (Across the Universe)
  26. Elizabeth Lapthorne (Scent of Passion)
  27. Jessica Spotswood (Born Wicked) 
  28. Benedict Jacka (Fated) 
  29. Nina Bruhns (Catch Me If You Can) 
  30. Darlene Gardner (The Misconception)
  31. Andrew Fukuda (The Hunt) 
  32. Brigid Kemmerer (Storm)
  33. Linda Poitevin (Sins of the Angels) 
  34. Amber Scott (Fierce Dawn)
  35. Sharon Shinn (The Shape of Desire)
  36. Debbie Viguie (The Thirteenth Sacrifice) 
  37. Donna Fasano (Return of the Runaway Bride) 
  38. Patricia Watters (Adversaries and Lovers)
  39. Hannah Jayne (Under Wraps) 
  40. Kevin Emerson (The Lost Code)
  41. Christie Craig (Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious)
  42. Felicity Heaton (Ascension) 
  43. Lori Villarreal (Twelfth Moon) 
  44. Rachel Gibson (Simply Irresistible)
  45. Anna Carey (Eve)
  46. Michelle Sagara (Silence)
  47. Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky)
  48. Pamela Palmer (A Blood Seduction)
  49. Cat Patrick (Revived)
  50. Galaxy Craze (The Last Princess)
  51. Bella Andre (Take Me)
  52. Tracey Deebs (Tempest Rising) 
  53. Maia Underwood (Surviving Passion)
  54. Laura Taylor (Intimate Strangers)
  55. Patricia McLinn (Almost a Bride)
  56. Anne Greenwood Brown (Lies Beneath) 
  57. J. Meyer (Intangible)
  58. Linda Grimes (In a Fix)
  59. Kasey Mackenzie (Red Hot Fury)
  60. James R. Tuck (Blood and Bullets)
  61. Kira Brady (Hearts of Darkness)
  62. Nina Berry (Otherkin)
  63. Terry Spear (Savage Hunger)
  64. Kim Curran (Shift)
  65. Angie Fox (Immortally Yours) 
  66. Tate Hallaway (Precinct 13)
  67. Gwenda Bond (Blackwood)
  68. Ruth Frances Long (The Treachery of Beautiful Things) 
  69. Saranna DeWylde (How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days)
  70. Talia Vance (Silver)
  71. Sarah Rees Brennan (Unspoken) 
  72. Jamie Quaid (Boyfriend From Hell) 
  73. Meg Maguire (Headstrong)
  74. Amanda Carlson (Full Blooded)
  75. Emily Hainsworth (Through to You)
  76. Katee Robert (Wrong Bed, Right Guy)
  77. Anton Strout (Alchemystic)
  78. Jackson Pearce (Fathomless)
  79. Sara Daniel (Construction Beauty Queen)
  80. James Phelan (Chasers)
  81. Malinda Lo (Adaptation)
  82. Jill Archer (Dark Light of Day)
  83. Cate Lord (Lucky Girl)
  84. Michelle Vail (Undeadly)
  85. Corrine Jackson (Touched)
  86. Darynda Jones (First Grave on the Right)
  87. Emily McKay (The Farm)
  88. Leigh Evans (The Trouble With Fate) 
  89. Macy Beckett (Sultry With a Twist)
  90. Delilah Marvelle (All I Want for Christmas is a Duke)
  91. Maire Claremont (All I Want for Christmas is a Duke)
  92. Brittany Geragotelis (What the Spell)
  93. Robin Covington (Secret Santa Baby)  

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