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Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! Hopefully some of you have nice long weekends that you are enjoying. Let’s get down to business.

Giveaway Winners:

We have a couple of giveaway winners to announce. First up, the winner of an autographed copy of Lev AC Rosen’s All Men of Genius is…


The lucky winner of a copy of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu is…

Jocelyn C.

Congratulations to both winners! You know the drill – send an email to us (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible. For those that didn’t win, we still have our Claudia Gray Fateful giveaway going strong, so make sure to sign up!

Halloween Week… It’s Baaaaaaack

As is our yearly tradition, Halloween Week is just around the corner! Thanks to the lovely KMont of Lurv a la Mode, we have an official poster for this year’s event! Check it out:

From October 25th through the 31st we’ll be bringing you book reviews of upcoming horror titles (mixed in with a few old favorites) as well as guest posts from some awesome authors. If anyone has any recommendations for horror-themed books, movies, authors that you’d like to see during the week, let us know!

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Ana is back full-force (for real) with a review of Greek Mythology-based title Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett.

Tuesday, Ana reviews Daniel Nayeri’s collection of four novellas in Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow.

On Wednesday, Ana reviews contemporary YA novel How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr, followed by Thea’s review of YA fantasy novel The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell.

Thursday, Thea reviews Beth Bernobich’s middle grade novel Fox and Phoenix (and “Pig, Crane, Fox”, the previously published short story that led to the novel), plus we’ll have Beth over for an Inspirations and Influences guest post!

On Friday we close out the week with a review of one of our shared most highly anticipated books of the year: L. Jagi Lamplighter’s Prospero Regained, the final book in the Prospero’s Daughter trilogy. We. Cannot. WAIT.

On Saturday, Thea may or may not regale folks with her experiences at New York Comic Con…

And that’s it from us, folks! Until Monday, we remain…

Thanks for everything, Steve.

~Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Megan no h
    October 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Have either of you ever seen Ginger Snaps? It’s a werewolf/horror movie that I haven’t seen since high school. I remember loving it, so maybe I will watch it soon to see if it holds up. But that might be a fun one for one of you to check out during Halloween Week.

  • Katy
    October 11, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Just finished Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. It would make a great book to review for Halloween Week!

  • Thea
    October 11, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Megan no h – Yep, I’ve seen Ginger Snaps and really liked it (the puberty/werewolf parallels are excellent)! In fact, I think I posted about it in our first Halloween Week back in 2008! Thanks for reminding me – I’m now in the mood for a rewatch.

    Katy – You’re psychic! We, indeed, will be reviewing Anna Dressed in Blood and we’ll have the author for a guest post, too!

    Thanks for the recommendations, guys!

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