Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! Let’s dive right into this week’s news and stash, shall we?
Free Ebooks + A Sale + Announcements:
Hey hey hey, everyone! Did you hear? All of our standalone Book Smugglers Publishing ebooks are FREE when you download them directly from us or via Smashwords. And you can grab our anthology Retold, collecting all six stories, for just $1.99 from your e-retailer of choice. ENJOY!
In addition, if you missed our announcements last week, we have a bunch of news for 2015: namely, we’ve acquired an excellent trio of Cinderella Noir short stories, we are taking over as publishers of the annual, award-winning Speculative Fiction collection from Jurassic London, and the truly amazing S.L. Huang has a sequel to Hunting Monsters in the works. ALL THE THINGS! Get the full scoop on 2015 Book Smuggler plans HERE.
The winner of a copy of Zero Sum Game by S. L. Huang is:
If you haven’t heard the news, Ana is launching a podcast with our friend Renay of Lady Business!
Fangirl Happy Hour is a biweekly podcast where Ana and Renay get to fangirl about everything under the sun: books, comics, TV and movies, fandom and pop culture. Each episode will have three segments (three different topics of conversation) and extra recommendations of things they liked.
The first full episode will be released on Tuesday 13 and they will be talking about: anticipated TV, Books and Movies for 2015 (ALL the Kate Elliott, N.K. Jemisin, Aliette de Bodard and more); the Serial podcast and all the complicated feels they have about it; and Agent Carter, the new Marvel TV Show that is approximately 21778590003 times better than Agents of the Shield. Warning for: fangirling, lightsaber noises and squees.
In the meantime, they recorded a short intro to the show, talking about their plans for it. It’s now available here.
In the meantime, you can find Fangirl Happy Hour on the interwebs at their website or:
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, Ana takes over with a review of Holly Black’s newest book, the highly anticipated The Darkest Part of the Forest.
Tuesday, we are delighted to present the first installment of SFF In Conversation: Hugo Award-nominated Foz Meadows is over for a guest post about Fanfic.
On Wednesday, we open up the floor for our February Old School Wednesdays Readalong!
Thursday, Ana is back with a review of Daniel José Older’s urban fantasy noel Half-Resurrection Blues.
On Friday, Thea closes out the week with her review of horror novel The Deep by Nick Cutter.
Until tomorrow, we remain…
Jurassic Galaxy by Tim Doyle
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers