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Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! Ana here writing from NY where we Book Smugglers are having our first State of the Union meeting of 2015. THE PLANS, THEY HAVE BEEN MADE.

But let’s get down to business.

Giveaway winners:

The winner of a signed ARC of The Wand and the Sea is:

The Wand and the Sea


The winner of an ebook copy of Inked (on your choice of eReader) as well as a signed Punchline vinyl is:



The winner of the Candlewick Press giveaway is:

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Around the Interwebs:

Queerly Seen launched – Cass (from the sadly instinct Bonjour, Cass) has launched a new exciting blog with the following mission:

1. Engage with books, literary criticism, publishing news, and book blogs from a queer perspective;
2. Affirm the importance of diverse perspectives within the book blog community by being unavoidably recognizable as coming from a queer point of view;
3. Serve as a space where an agreement on the importance of authentic LGBTQ characters in fiction and LGBTQ subjects in non-fiction, as well as a basic understanding of LGBTQ people and our history, is assumed;
4. Emphasize that the queer perspective presented is a singular*, personal perspective and does not claim to be, nor does it try or even want to be, speaking for “the” queer community as a whole**; and
5. Support critique and criticism of books by and/or about LGBTQ people as an important method to demand more and better representations of the queer community.

BLOGTABLE: The Positive Value of Negative Reviews – Over at Nerds of a feather, flock together, their inaugural blogtable with three bloggers talking about The Positive Value of Negative Reviews was published a few weeks ago and it’s well worth a read. Maureen Kincaid-Speller, Jared Shurin and Jonathan Mccalmont make excellent points.

Ghostbusters’ Reboot with an All-female Cast – There is a reboot of Ghostbusters in the works, possibly starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. SNL aluminii Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are in negotiation with the producers. This is hands down the coolest thing we heard all week.

Fangirl Happy Hour – Episode 2:


As you probably know by now, Ana has embarked on a new adventurous side project: 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 second episode was released last Tuesday 27: they talked about Sex and Romance in Science Fiction; The Hugo Awards; and The Very Best of Kate Elliott.

Go to the link to download the second episode “Tales of Love and Romance.” Or follow them on itunes or add their feed to your preferred podcatcher.

In the meantime, you can find Fangirl Happy Hour on the interwebs at their website or:

Email –
Twitter — @fangirlpodcast
Tumblr — fangirlhappyhour
Facebook — Fangirl Happy Hour

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, we are proud to host Kate Elliott with an essay for SFF in Conversation

Kate Elliott

On Tuesday, we have a surprise giveaway/reveal. Hint: it has to do with our fall 2014 stories and gorgeous art.

On Wednesday, Thea reviews A World Without Princes, the sequel to The School of Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

On Thursday, Ana reviews Kate Elliott’s short story and essay collection, The Very Best of Kate Elliott

The Very Best of Kate Elliott

On Friday, Ana closes out the week with a review of The Invisible Library over at Kirkus

The Invisible Library

And that’s it for today! Until tomorrow, we remain…

She Hulk

Hulk by Rahzzah – over at Deviant Art

~Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Zen DiPietro
    February 6, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Love that girl hulk pic! Awesome.

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