Halloween Week Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash & News: Halloween Week 2012

BOO! Wait, is this…a Stash post on a FRIDAY?

Yes, dear boys and ghouls, your eyes do not deceive you. Because today we start our Halloween Week 2012!!!

(Cue to Thea’s cry of delight and Ana’s groan of “not again”)

This is what we have in store this year:

We kick off Halloween Week over at Kirkus, where Thea will be talking about some of her favorite Halloween Reads. Then, here at The Book Smugglers, we have a double feature review of Ty Drago’s The Undertakers books: Rise of the Corpses and Queen of the Dead.

On Saturday, we announce our Super Mega Halloween Giveaway (which will be open to EVERYBODY) and we will feature a guest post by Stant Litore, author of Strangers in the Land (The Zombie Bible) with a chance to win a copy of the book.

On Sunday Thea posts a review of Dan Waters’ unique ghost story, Break My Heart a 1000 Times.

On Monday, it’s Ana’s turn with a review of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Black (sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood, a 2011 Halloween Read), followed by a guest post from Midnight City‘s author J. Barton Mitchell.

Tuesday, Ana takes on three titles with a Classic Middle Grade Horror Novel Marathon, reviewing Roald Dahl’s Matilda, John Bellairs’ The House with a Clock in Its Walls and Lucy M. Boston’s The Children of Green Knowe. Then, Thea posts her review of highly anticipated (and Village of the Damned-looking) Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye. We close the day with a post from Stephen Minchin publisher of Steam Press, introducing this new Speculative Fiction independent publisher from New Zealand.

On Wednesday, Ana continues her attempt to read ALL THE CLASSICS with a review of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Later that day, we will host our contribution to Neil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read with a guest review of Dark Matter by Michelle Paver, from the fabulous Heidi of Bunbury in the Stacks .

On Thursday, Thea reviews another highly anticipated adult horror novel Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp, followed by Ana’s now-traditional Halloween Movie Marathon. She’ll share her thoughts on horror-com Cabin in the Woods and the classic Vincent Price film, House on Haunted Hill.

Finally, we close the Week on Friday with our joint review of The Turning Francine Prose. We will also be announcing the winner of the Halloween giveaway.


We are really excited about this year’s Halloween Week and we hope you will join us for the celebrations! As always, we remain…

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Ana @ things mean a lot
    October 26, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Whee, Matilda! Hill House! Also, I really enjoyed The House with a Clock in Its Walls, though it’s been years and years and I’m not sure how well it’s aged. Looking forward to all the awesome content 😀

  • Joanna
    October 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Cannot wait to read your thoughts on Goth, I love Otsu-ichi!

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