Smugglers Stash Steampunk Week

Smugglers’ Stash & News

Another Sunday, another stash!

After taking a week off of reviewing to read (OMG!), recuperate our sanity, and fortify ourselves for the weeks ahead, we are back, with a vengeance! First, a few tidbits of news.

Giveaway Winners:

We had quite a few giveaways this week – we’re shameless like that. And now we have a few winners to announce!

The winners of the Jeri Smith-Ready Giveaway, taking home a copy of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone, are:

Diana Dang (Comment #79)
Stella (Comment #69)

The winner of Shade Fright by Sean Cummings is:

Sarah M (Comment #13)

And, the winners of Dark Life by Kat Falls are:

Ali (Comment #5)
Amanda Isabel (Comment #22)
JJ (Comment #19)

Congratulations to all the winners! You know the drill. Send us an email (contact AT the book smugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we will get your goodies out to you as soon as possible. Thanks again to all that entered!

And don’t forget, our giveaway of Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten is still open!

Patricia Briggs’ Silver Borne Book Tour:

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.

It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…

ZOMG! We’ve only got a month to wait until the official release of the fifth Mercy Thompson book, Silver Borne! To promote her newest title, the awesome, esteemed Patricia Briggs will be traveling the west coast on a book tour where she will sign books and answer reader questions. If you are lucky enough to live in one of the tour cities, we HIGHLY recommend making your way out to a signing. Patty Briggs rules.

Patricia Briggs Tour Dates:

March 30th in SEATTLE
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

March 31st in PORTLAND
Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005

April 6th in LOS ANGELES
7881 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

April 7th in SAN DIEGO
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd: Ste 302
San Diego, CA 92111

April 9th in HOUSTON
2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

April 10th in MINNEAPOLIS
2864 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Silver Borne officially hits shelves on March 30, 2010. You can read the first chapter of the book online HERE.

Steampunk Week Teaser:

A bit of a teaser now. We Smugglers have planned our next big event – in two week’s time, we shall host the first of our two-part Steampunk Week! Details will follow soon, but for now we give you our official posters for the event (courtesy once again by the fantastic, amazing, incredible KMont of Lurv ala Mode)!

We’ll have guests, posts about the steampunk subgenre, and, of course, steampunk reviews galore.

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Thea reviews YA speculative fiction title NUM8ERS by Rachel Ward. We’ll also have a grand prize giveaway opportunity for the book’s release, so stay tuned for a chance to win.

Tuesday, Ana reviews Something About You, the newest book-crack title from Julie James! We’ll also have a copy of Something About You up for grabs.

Wednesday, we have Urban Fantasy/Paranormal author Stacia Kane over for another Interactive Q&A and giveaway opportunity to celebrate the shiny new release of her latest Megan Chase novel, Demon Possessed! Also, Thea reviews Incarceron by Catherine Fisher – a YA dystopian novel that blew her away.

On Thursday, Ana reviews the brilliant, poignant YA novel The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Later, Thea reviews Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde – one of her hands down favorite reads of 2010.

On Friday, we have a joint review of new title Spider’s Bite, as author Jennifer Estep changes gears from lighthearted paranormal romance to gritty urban fantasy.

Finally, on Saturday, we are having a crazy wicked cool giveaway, courtesy of Simon & Schuster to celebrate the release of Kresley Cole’s newest novel in her Immortals After Dark series, Pleasure of a Dark Prince.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.


Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her — and those she loves.


Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.


From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness — her wanton desire for him.

We will be giving away 20 COPIES of Pleasure of a Dark Prince!

It’s another crazy week…

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Cindy
    February 28, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Definitely waiting for the steampunk weeks and your reviews (especially on “Incarceron”, the cover is so gorgeous!)

  • Erika (Jawas Read, Too)
    February 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

    VADER! Love the graphic.

    I’m reading Dark Life right now (okay, I’m still on the first page, having been more than a little busy this weekend) and it’s promising. 🙂

    Also: Loooove those steampunk posters!

  • Ali
    February 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Yay, I won! *squee* Ahem, sorry.

    I’m so looking foward to the Steampunk Week. The world needs more steampunky goodness.

  • katiebabs
    February 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Kmont is so talented! Those Steampunk posters are amazing.

  • Moonsanity (Brenda H.)
    February 28, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Wow, I LOVE the steampunk posters! Could we perhaps put those on our blogs to help spread the word? They are so cool. I just finished Steamed by Katie MacAlister, so I’m in a steampunk mood. 8)

  • Danielle
    February 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I LOVED The Sky is Everywhere. I LOVED Numbers. I have the sequel to Incarceron for review but have yet to grab the first. Have you read Fforde’s Thursday, Next series? Spider Bite looks badass. Something About You looks fluffy. Its about time you had a Steampunk Week.

    That is all.

  • Ana
    February 28, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Yay, great to hear good feedback about the Steampunk week. we are looking forward to it as well, we have been thinking about having one for ages now!

    Moonsanity – Yes, by all means, do! Thank you!! :mrgreen:

    Danielle – you do make me laugh. 😆

  • Helen M.
    February 28, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of Numbers, it looks very intriguing!

  • Lenore
    February 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    So glad you liked Incarceron and Shades of Grey – both were definite highlights of my dystopian February!

  • Meljean
    February 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    *pokes head out of hole*

    Steampunk Week? You guys rock so hard. I’m looking forward to it.

  • KMont
    February 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I am cracking the hell up over Vadar up there.

    Looks like it’s going to be another great week, ladies!

  • Diana Dang
    February 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks! I have sent the email! 😀

  • Bella F.
    February 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    dang it!!!I cant believe Patricia Briggs’ signing on April 9th in Houston is the same frikkin day as my sister’s rehearsal dinner for her wedding 😥

  • Bella F.
    February 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    *sigh* oh well, I least there’s Steampunk week to look forward to…

  • Angie
    February 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Very nice stash, ladies. Bibliocrack indeed. Can’t wait to hear what you thought of SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, Ana. And INCARCERON, Thea. I can’t wait to get my hands on that one.

    Yay, for the awesome KMont!

  • Christine
    February 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Steampunk week sounds great. I just read my first steampunk novel, Steamed by Katie MacAlister and was a bit disappointed, so I’m looking for recommendations. I’m sure I’ll find something to interest me here next week!

    I just got wind of a “Steampunk World’s Fair” that’s going to take place here in NJ in mid May. Too bad it doesn’t coincide with BEA. It could’ve been the icing on the cake!

    I have Incarceron on the nightstand as we speak but I haven’t started it yet. Still… I’m looking forward to your review.

    Have a great week! 😀

  • Anne
    March 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Yay for steampunk week! It’s probably just a coincidence, but there will be a steampunk exhibition/convention occuring in San Francisco about the same time as your steampunk week. I don’t know where you all are located, but I thought I’d post a link to the convention website in case you’re nearby and want to come 🙂

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