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October 2012

Halloween Week

Halloween Week Guest Publisher: Steam Press

Today we are thrilled to welcome a guest publisher to partake in Halloween Week. Steam Press is an independent publisher of Speculative Fiction, based in New Zealand. When we were approached by Stephen Minchin, the Publisher of the new…

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Giveaways Halloween Week

Halloween Week 2012: The Giveaway

Hello everybody! It’s time for the traditional Halloween Week Giveaway! Based on Thea’s fabulous The Book Smugglers’ 10 Recommended Halloween Reads (which we posted over at Kirkus last Friday), we are giving away 6 books from that list! One…

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5 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Title: Venom Author: Fiona Paul Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult Publisher: Philomel (Penguin Young Readers) Publication Date: October 2012 Hardcover: 432 Pages Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her…

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7 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: Ask the Passengers by A. S. King

Title: Ask the Passengers Author: A. S. King Genre: Contemporary, LGQTB, Young Adult Publisher: Little, Brown Publication date: October 23 Hardcover: 296 pages Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother’s pushiness and her father’s lack…

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Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello everybody! I can’t believe the weekend is already almost gone – frankly, after the week we both had in RL and online, we are both in need of a break. ALAS, life goes on #dramatic. 2012 YA Readers…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was…

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The Twelve Blog Tour & Giveaway

We are absolutely thrilled to kick off the official blog tour for the UK release of The Twelve by Justin Cronin. Thea devoured The Passage when it came out in 2010 – in fact, she loved it so much,…

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