Smugglers Stash

Smugglers Stash and News

This week:

We kick-off the week with a three-day Kim Harrison Extravaganza!

On Monday, Thea reviews book 6 in The Hollows series, The Outlaw Demon Wails, in honor of the mass market paperback release of the book.

On Tuesday we will have an INTERVIEW with Kim Harrison (*Thea: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA*) including an awesome giveaway! We’ll have FIVE copies of Outlaw Demon Wails, and a GRAND PRIZE of ALL THE BOOKS IN THE HOLLOWS SERIES for one lucky winner!

On Thursday, Ana reviews When The Duke Returns, the 4th book in the Desperate Duchesses series by Eloisa James, which is released this week.

Finally, on Friday, Ana reviews What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty, a December release -a book that has Will Scarlet of Robin Hood fame, as the hero!

Other News:

Here’s the new cover for Richelle Mead’s book 2 of the Dark Swan series:

And in other news, Mulluane has joined Tia over at the cool blog Fantasy Debut. Mulluane runs Dragons, Heroes and Wizards and she will be giving Tia a hand with their debut showcases and the occasional review. Congrats to Mulluane and Tia!

And a couple of new trailers of movies we are dying to watch:


Star Trek

That’s all for today folks! Hope you are having a great Sunday!

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  • orannia
    November 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    HI Ana & Thea,

    What a great line-up – thank you! I just finished reading Eloisa James' Duchess By Night so I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of When The Duke Returns!

    Oh, and I read Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy (VA) yesterday….and then went and ordered Frostbite and Shadow Kiss from the library (which I guess tells you that I liked VA πŸ™‚ I have to be honest, Rose did drive me a little nuts at the beginning of the book (I don't think she could be more unlike me if she tried πŸ™‚ but I like how she is slowly beginning to mature. I'm looking forward to Frostbite!

  • meljean brook
    November 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Yay to it all!

    …except the Star Trek trailer. It just looks like a really great cosplay set or something to me. I wish they'd gone with a new cast/Enterprise than trying to recast Kirk, Spock & friends.

  • Ana
    November 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks Orannia – hey what did you think of Duchess By Night? I have to say: I LOVE this series. I find it so clever and so different from any other historical romance series out there at the moment.

    Meljean – really? I am actually looking forward to this Star Trek. I really like Zachary Quinto as Spock.

  • little alys
    November 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Oh yea, these two movies are my most anticipated.
    Granted, Star Trek kinda feels like this trend of retelling of older stories, but still, I’m very excited. I heard they’re fleshing out the back stories more. Teehee.
    It better be good. Better be.

    Watchmen was supposed to be one of the top three anticipated, but I’m starting to hear trickles of info that I am not too excited about.

  • orannia
    November 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Ana – I devoured Duchess by Night! I really enjoyed following Harriet’s transformation…internally as well as externally (apologies – I’m the world’s worst person at explaining why I like a book πŸ™‚

    Being Harry meant she could ignore how she (and others) felt about Harriet and become…someone new (and wouldn’t be all love to do that? OK, I would!). Become comfortable in her own skin (even if she was pretending to be male), and learn she had value. She couldn’t do that as Harriet, because she was always labelled (even by herself) – Harriet the duchess, Harriet the widow, etc.

    Plus (personally) I happen to love a story when the heroine isn’t drop dead gorgeous (I can relate to her more πŸ™‚ and when the hero falls in love with her ‘the person’, not her ‘the appearance’ (if that makes sense πŸ™‚

  • Karin
    November 24, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    The trailers were fantastic!

  • RachaelfromNJ
    November 24, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Wow the girl on the cover of Thorn Queen looks just like Jennifer Gardner!

  • Drusilla von Drake
    November 24, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    OOOhh! Thanks for reminding me that When the Duke Returns comes out this week! I’ve been so busy with school and grad school applications that I totally forgot.

    I’ll be interested in seeing what you think of it, I’ve really been enjoying the Duchess series.

  • Christine
    November 25, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I’d like to see the upcoming Coraline film. The book was so awesome–and I think would adapt itself well to the big screen. Plus I understand Gaiman himself had a hand in it’s creation, so I’m hoping that means it is an excellent rendition. We shall see….

  • Najeebah
    November 26, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I can’t wait to read the review of Eloisa’s WTDR!! I haven’t been able to get my hands on the book yet (have to order it then wait 2 weeks, siigh) but I’d love to hear your thoughts!! I really want to know who you think Jemma’s going to end up with! (Cough! Elijah please!)

  • Dannie
    December 30, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Great review.

    Not to be random, but you guys should read Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. It’s amazing.

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