Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello everybody!!! Can you believe the holidays have come and gone? I had to go back to work after almost 20 days off and let me tell you, Monday was HARD (come to think of it, Tuesday was also hard. And Wednesday. get the idea).

Other than that, we are both really hard at work on reading the submissions for Spec Fic 13 and this is why things have been a bit quieter here and on Twitter.

Anyways, back to the stash proper.

Giveaway winners:

The winner of the Phoebe North giveaway is:

Starglass (Front Cover) Saga

Carl Scott

And finally…sorry about the delay, here is the winner of the Christmas Giveaway:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0)

Michele Mccarthy

Congratulations to the winners! Send us an email (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, we post the first SFF in Conversation of the year with an AWESOME post from Andrea K HΓΆst with a HUGE (and I mean it) list of women writers in genre – all of them from her own bookshelves (her Norton collection just as a starter):


On Tuesday, Thea reviews Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau, the sequel to the excellent The Testing

Independent Study

On Wednesday, for Old School Wednesdays, Ana finally gets around to reading her first Sarah Waters novel, Fingersmith. Spoiler: OMG. SQUEE


Then on Thursday, Ana returns with a review of The Deep by Zetta Elliott, a companion novel to Ship of Souls

The Deep

And finally on Friday, we post our joint review of Lab Rat One, the second book in the Touchstone Trilogy by Andrea K HΓΆst. Over at Kirkus, that reflects on the best NEW SFF dystopias to read this year

Lad Rat One

And that’s all for today. It’s bye for now and as usual we remain…

Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Carl
    January 12, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Yay!! Thanks guys, awesome news. My email has been sent. Have a great weekend!

  • Bookgazing
    January 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Looking forward to The Deep review because I wanted so much more Nyla in the last book.

  • Estara Swanberg
    January 13, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Wah, waiting for Friday now ^^. I have a lot of fantasy Andre Norton (fun to see the same paperbacks that I bought at Forbidden Planet in London in the 90s in Andrea’s Australian pile), but have never gotten into her sf books, not even the ones where Sherwood Smith was coauthor.

    Any list with more women authors is very welcome.

  • Cayce
    January 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Saga!!! I really want to read that one.

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