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A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): Nomad by R.J. Anderson

Today, we are thrilled to host the cover reveal for R.J. Anderson’s forthcoming middle grade novel, Nomad (sequel to Swift)! We’re big fans of R.J.’s – Thea loved Ultraviolet and Quicksilver so very much – so we cannot wait for the release of this new book.

And now, without further ado, behold! The Smugglerific Cover (and summary)!




Exiled from her underground home by Betony, the jealous queen of the piskeys, Ivy sets out to make a new life for herself in the world above – a quest that leads her to mystery, adventure, and a hoard of spriggan treasure. But a deadly poison still lingers in the Delve, and Ivy cannot bear to see her people dying under Betony’s rule. With the help of some old friends she sets out to warn the piskeys of their danger, urging them to rise up and free themselves before it is too late. Yet Betony will not give up her kingdom without a fight… and when her evil threatens the friends and family Ivy holds most dear, it will take all Ivy’s courage, daring and determination to save them.

The eagerly-awaited sequel to Swift – from bestselling author, R. J. Anderson.

Outcast is published by Orchard Books, and will be available on January 2, 2014. Preorder the book on amazon UK.


R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson (known to her friends as Rebecca) was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.

As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she found inspiration in books by Ursula LeGuin, Patricia A. McKillip and Robin McKinley, and learned to take as much pleasure from their language as the stories they told.

Now married and a mother of three, Rebecca reads to her sons the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar excitement and timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and teens. She currently lives in the beautiful theatre town of Stratford, Ontario.

Follow R.J. on tumblr, facebook, twitter (@RJ_Anderson) and on goodreads.

Thanks, R.J!


The Givevaway:

We are giving away one copy of the unabridged audiobook of Swift, as read by Lucy Scott (a.k.a. Charlotte Lucas from the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice). The contest is open to ALL and will run until Sunday, August 18 at 12:01am ET. To enter, use the form below! GOOD LUCK!

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  • Whitley Abell
    August 9, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Peter Pan will always be my favorite story with fairies, although I absolutely loved Jodi Lynn Anderson’s YA retelling, Tiger Lily, with Tinkerbell as the narrator.

  • Mieneke van der Salm
    August 9, 2013 at 4:07 am

    I love the fairies in Emma Newman’s Split Worlds books, Between Two Thorns and Any Other Name.

  • Katharine
    August 9, 2013 at 6:44 am

    And I haven’t even read “Swift” yet! Looking forward to both!

  • Katharine
    August 9, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Working in an elementary library, the Spiderwick series is a big favorite.

  • mary anne
    August 9, 2013 at 6:50 am

    My favorite (off the top of my head) book about fairies is probably Emma Bull’s “War of the Oaks.” But there is also Pamela Dean’s “Tam Lin”. Or R A MacAvoy’s “The Grey Horse” for more Irish flavored fairies.

  • Paula
    August 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

    The Wordwick Games series!

  • Katherine H
    August 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I really liked Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely book – the faeries were so different from the norm!

  • Tim R
    August 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Let’s go with the evolving Toot and friends in The Dresden Files. Although another favorite fairy book is the big picture book my brother sent my daughter when she was in grade school – it turned out she had drawn bikini tops on all the fairies because that’s what her teacher had done in a similar book at school.

  • Herenya
    August 9, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Oooh, nice cover! And I’m excited that the sequel to Swift is about Ivy. Anderson’s previous books have each focused on a different heroine from the book before, so I wasn’t expecting that – and I was also expecting Swift to resolve more of Ivy’s story than it did. So I’m pleased to discover that that was because there is more of her story coming.

  • Jennifer
    August 9, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I love this series, I read through them like wildfire. My Niece Emma has also started on the series. They are a great read for both Kids and Adults.

  • MarieC
    August 9, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I loved Melissa Marr’s Wicked series, but I also loved the Fae in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series (especially Zee!).

  • superbwg
    August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Oh my sooooooo many of my favorite books/movies involve fairy’s hmmm I really liked How to Ditch Your Fairy”, also The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. There are many many many many more, but those are my current favorites

  • Dina G.
    August 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I have to second Peter Pan. Not only are the fairies in that story the first ones I learned about as a kid, small and fragile, sparkly and fast – but they are so small that they can only hold one emotion at a time. Which is why Tinkerbell, although a jealous little creature, is so interesting as a character.

  • Lizzy
    August 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Knife, of course! I can’t really explain why, it just makes faeries feel so real!

  • Mary
    August 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Actually, I’ve been struggling to remember the author and title of a middle-grade book that was just a hoot. The main character, a girl of 13 or so, discovers (I think) that she is the queen of the fairies. The fairies are a testy, bossy, cantankerous lot, and there’s lots of humor. Can anyone remember this one? I don’t think it was “Wings”. It would have been published four or five years ago, I think, or maybe even earlier.

    Of course, I also love the Nac Mac Feegle, aka the wee free men, in Pratchett’s books! A similar, if creepier, view of fairies as hive creatures is in Kage Baker’s series, and I really, really love both “Tam Lin” by Pamela Dean and “Cold Tom” by Sally Prue. Also “The Perilous Gard”, which is yet another excellent retelling of “Tam Lin”. And I’m very fond of Linden and Rhosmari in R.J.’s books!

  • Justine
    August 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    My first thought: Fern Gully
    My second thought: Studio Ghibli
    My third thought: Ugh, bad Disney for how it’s portrayed Tinkerbelle.

  • Larissa
    August 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    So pretty! Love it! <3

  • mary
    August 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I finally remembered! The book I couldn’t think of before is “Small Persons with Wings”, by Ellen Booraem. I do recommend it. πŸ™‚

  • tracey fitzgerald
    August 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I love all the faeries and piskeys from the world in r.j’s mind.I know they are suppossed to be for children but who can resist,can’t wait to read the new one.

  • tracey fitzgerald
    August 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    my other favorite fae books would have to holly black’s tithe,valiant and ironside.bit more grown up being teen novels but great stuff.

  • Linda W
    August 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    What a gorgeous cover!!!
    Peter Pan is my favorite book with fairies too.

  • Jillian T
    August 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I know it’s not a book or movie, but I think some of the most awesome fairies come from video games. I’ve loved Navi from “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” since I played it as a kid.

  • Jamie
    August 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    The Ruby Key. I read it to my little sister. It was a lot of fun.

  • Andrea E
    August 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I love that fairies have made a resurgence lately, in all their forms! There are a lot to choose from, but my absolute favorites of late are the fae in the Mercy Thompson series. Throw in some Melissa Marr, a little bit of Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy series, mix in a little Lovecraftian fae from Caitlin Kittredge’s Iron Codex, and top it off with some more classical fairies from Pamela Dean’s Tam Lin, and I’m a happy camper!

  • Llehn
    August 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Jack Of Kinrowan by Charles De Lint.

  • scribe kira
    August 9, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    the girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making for sure!!!<3

  • Claire M
    August 10, 2013 at 4:08 am

    I remember going and hiring the video of “Fairytale: a true story” over and over until one day the video broke. It was such a lovely story and whether or not it was true I really, really love it still (I managed to get my hands on the DVD).
    They weren’t fairies in a traditional sense but Linda Chapman’s STARDUST series was just fantastic. πŸ™‚

  • Dovile
    August 10, 2013 at 5:12 am

    My favorite series with fairies is Sookie Stackhouse books. They were not traditional, but that’s why I liked them.

  • Mary H.
    August 10, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Well, if you’re talking about “little fairies”, R.J. Anderson’s portrayal is the only one that has ever worked for me.

  • Chachic
    August 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Such a pretty cover! I love the UK editions of the books in this series. I’ve only read Knife so far and I really should bump up the other books.

  • Hebe
    August 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Terry Pratchett’s Wee Free Men, definitely. Also I seem to remember Kate Thompson’s New Policeman was rather good.

  • Victoria Zumbrum
    August 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I love Peter Pan. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Lexi
    August 10, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Peter Pan and Tinkerbell for Fairies and for Fae, I have always loved Bordertown.

  • Becky C.
    August 11, 2013 at 8:12 am

    My favorite is probably Iced by Karen Marie Moning…

  • Lan
    August 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    L. Frank Baum’s Ozma of Oz or JKR’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, of course!

  • Sandy
    August 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I’m not just saying this to score brownie (pun unintended) points but my favourite faerie series would be Faery Rebels by R.J. Anderson along with Swift because the story is actually from a faerie’s point of view and the reader is immersed in that world. Also R.J. is a terrific writer and writes diverse characters. I’ve been waiting for the cover reveal and release of Nomad for so long it’s kind of hard to believe it’s here. I am so happy though! Another favourite faerie series would be Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr because she’s also another writer who KNOWS her faerie folklore. As for movie I love Peter Pan 2003 film version and Epic (if you call the Leafmen faeries :))

  • Amber
    August 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Maybe Holly Black’s Tithe.

  • Tessa Seay
    August 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Oh, how I have missed your writing! While I adore your books, they are often difficult to find in my small Georgia town. But a contest…universe-door-enter. By the way, Knife is my hero! Thank you for the giveaway!!!! ^_^

  • Lisa C
    August 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    When I was younger I loved the movie “Fairies”.

  • Lauren
    August 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks to the Book Smugglers, my new favorite fairy fantasy is Elfland, by Freda Warrington. Delightful and sexy!

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