Smugglers Stash

Smugglers Weekly Stash and News

Ahoy Mateys!

First and foremost let us announce the winner of Shades of Dark, picked randomly by our Sorting Hat:


Please send your address to thebooksmugglers (at) hotmail (dot).com

An Announcement:

After months in the making and much re-scheduling and scheming involved, we proudly announce our Neil Gaiman Appreciation Week – it starts tomorrow, Monday 30th June and for the entire week we will be basking ourselves in the Glorious and Stupendous World of Neil Gaiman.

Book News:

Duchess by Night by Eloisa James has been released last week and The Good, The Bad and The Unread reviewed it and gave it an A. I am yet to read this series – I wondered if anyone around here has read it? Is it as good as it sounds? Recommendations would be fully appreciated.

Read an experpt of the new Meljean Brook short story that will be part of First Blood, an anthology to be published in August.

And three new releases which we can not wait to put our greedy little hands on (and they all have such pretty covers):

Summary: On the heels of Hell and Earth…Kit Marley, playwright and spy in the service of Queen Elizabeth, has been murdered. His true gift to Her Majesty was his way with words, crafting plays infused with a subtle magic that maintained her rule. He performed this task on behalf of the Prometheus Club, a secret society of nobles engaged in battle against sorcerers determined to destroy England. Assuming Marley’s role is William Shakespeare— but he is unable to create the magic needed to hold the Queen’s enemies at bay.Resurrected by enchantment in Faerie, Marley is England’s only hope. But before he can assist Will in the art of magic, he must uncover the traitor among the Prometheans responsible for his death…

This is Kelley Armstrong’s first book in YA format!! Summary: Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for ‘disturbed teens’. At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems…? Chloe realizes that if she doesn’t uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse…? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?

Summary: Allegra’s beauty made her a captive…her power would set her free.For centuries, the women of Aronsdale have lived freely among the green and misted valleys. Creatures of exotic beauty and sensuality, they possess powerful skills of enchantment…and young Allegra is no different. But her life—and Aronsdale’s independence—is threatened when Jazid nomads invade, carrying Allegra into the desert as a prized trophy…or worse.Until an unexpected ally falls under her spell. From the moment feared Jazid warrior Markus Onyx sees the alluring beauty, he knows he has found his queen. But even the promise of love cannot quell Allegra’s determination to save her homeland. Summoning her powers, she casts herself north—out of passion’s grip—and into the dark heart of conflict….

And that’s it for today, folks!

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  • Heather
    June 29, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Congratulations, Angieville!

  • Carolyn Jean
    June 29, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Wow, lots of action. I’ll be interested in the Gaiman weekend. You don’t know how many times I’ve pickedup and put down Gaiman books, unsure if they’re right for me.

  • Thea
    June 29, 2008 at 8:43 am

    CJ–We’ll try to do the week justice!!! Gaiman work is awesome, I hope you’ll be able to find a book to pick up and read through soon 🙂

    And congrats to Angie!

  • Katie(babs)
    June 29, 2008 at 10:03 am

    All these lovely books covers!
    Bubbles and Buttercup you rock as always 😀

  • li
    June 29, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Stardust has been sitting in my TBR pile for ages. Maybe this will inspire me to actually finish it 🙂

  • Kate
    June 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I really enjoyed American Gods. Can’t wait to see what you have to say about it.

  • Angiegirl
    June 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Woot! Thanks, guys. Can’t wait to get my hands on Shakes of Dark.

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