Book Smugglers Publishing Superheroes The Extrahuman Union

Book Giveway: BROKEN by Susan Jane Bigelow

In which we celebrate the publication day of Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow, and offer up one sweet giveaway

We are beyond thrilled to finally announce the publication day of Broken (The Extrahuman Union Series, #1) by Susan Jane Bigelow–the very first novel from Book Smugglers Publishing. And to celebrate publication day, we’re giving away a copy of the print book, ebook, and a limited edition framed print!


In a post-war, future world, where first contact has been made with intelligent life and humans are colonizing the stars, the nations of Earth have been united under a central government. Extrahumans, those possessing supernatural abilities such as flight and strength, are required by this government to belong to the Union, where they can be trained, monitored, and weaponized.

Michael Forward is cursed with the ability to see the future – every possible future – when he gazes into another person’s eyes. All he has ever wanted is to escape the grim destiny he sees when he looks in the mirror, but when he is tasked with a mission that will define the course of human history, Michael finds he cannot refuse. Now, he needs the help of a homeless ex-superhero to save a baby who may become the key to humanity’s freedom.

Broken figured she was done with heroics when she lost the ability to fly and escaped the confinement of the Extrahuman Union. But then the world started to fall apart around her, and a desperate teenage prophet with a baby entered her life, offering her the possibility of redemption and a chance to fly once more.

In a time of spreading darkness, when paranoia and oppression reign, can these unlikely allies preserve a small ray of hope for a better, brighter future?

Buy the Book

Broken is available as a trade paperback and ebook (EPUB & MOBI) from all major retailers online, and the ebook is directly available from us. The print book contains the novel, two illustrations from Kirbi Fagan, and a sneak peek at Sky Ranger, the second book in the series (published this June). The ebook edition also contains a prequel short story, Crimson Cadet, as well as an essay from the author and a Q&A with the artist.

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The Giveaway:

Broken Giveaway

To celebrate Broken‘s release, we are giving away a copy of the paperback, ebook, and a framed limited edition print of the book! The giveaway is open to all addresses internationally, and will run until Sunday April 3, at 12:01am EST. In order to enter for a chance to win, use the form below. Good luck!

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  • Gerd D.
    March 22, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Fave Superhero story, hmm, as a youth I was naturally a fan of The Batman and a wee bit in love with Wonder Girl Donna Troy.

    However, favourite story, the death of Gwen Stacy does count as a superhero story right?
    My love for Spider-Man has always been an on and off affair, but this tragic romance still pushes all the right buttons for me.

  • Meghan
    March 22, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I loved loved loved Vicious! Almost 2 years later, I still think about that book and recommend it to others. I haven’t read anything else by V.E. Schwab, but I have plans to do so.

  • Zina H
    March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am

    This looks so fantastic!!

    I have to say that my favorite superhero story is a toss up between Superman: Secret Identity and Superman: Grounded. Both stories really look at what it means to be an iconic superhero while balancing the everyday struggles of life on Earth.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2016 at 8:42 am

    The Flash tv show would be my favorite, somehow Barry Allen finds a way to keep his positive outlook on life which I admire.

  • Lorens O.
    March 22, 2016 at 8:49 am

    So sorry forgot to put my name before.

    The Flash tv show would be my favorite, somehow Barry Allen finds a way to keep his positive outlook on life which I admire.

  • Hebe
    March 22, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I really liked SL Huang’s Zero Sum Game for its take on what a superpower might be and its moral murkiness – like The Dark Knight but fun.

  • Lexi
    March 22, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I loved a short story I read about a guy who sold super hero insurance but I forgot the title.

  • alexa
    March 22, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I don’t know if she qualifies as a super hero because she doesn’t have powers…but she is pretty Super. Anyway I love Agent Carter!

  • Vanessa
    March 22, 2016 at 9:42 am

    At the moment it is I am Princess X

  • Mervi
    March 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I’ve been reading Marvel comics for quite a while so it’s really hard to come up with just one favorite. Chris Claremont’s X-Men stories are among my favorites and so are John Byrne’s Fantastic Four. But this time I’ll choose Claremont’s Days of the Future Past. (The movie was good, too, but very different.)

    Broken sounds great!

  • Karin S
    March 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Superman i my favorite super hero story

  • Anita Yancey
    March 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

    My favorite super hero is Spiderman, and I watch all of the movies.

  • Steph
    March 22, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Not a superhero, but a supervillian! I love Poison Ivy with all my heart, and Harley Quinn is making her way into my favorites as well.

  • Danielle
    March 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I love the x-men, all reincarnations 🙂

  • Bob Wilkins
    March 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    The Death of Captain Marvel

  • Danielle B.
    March 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I’m partial to the X-Men in comic form and The Avengers on the big screen.

  • Kate Y.
    March 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I really enjoy the X-Men, both the comics and the movies. I have fun with the Iron Man, Captain America, and Avengers movies and love the Agent Carter tv series. ^_^ Oh, and I adore The Incredibles and Megamind. ^_^

  • Helle M. Larsen
    March 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    My favourite superhero-stories are any with the X-Men. 🙂

  • erinf1
    March 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Definitely have to go with the X-men 🙂 Grew up with them! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jordan R.
    March 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I have a newfound love for Deadpool! Makes me want to start the comics from the beginning!

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  • Mary Preston
    March 23, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Not sure I have a favorite, but Batman always fascinates.

  • Caitrin
    March 23, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I’d have to say I loved watching the Spiderman cartoon growing up. I’ve also really enjoyed the recent Batman and Avenger movies. I’m just blew getting into comics.

  • Lexica
    March 23, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I love Mattie Sullivan from “On the Sidelines” in Astro City #4.

  • Dovile
    March 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    My favorite is Batman’s story, and I loved Nolan’s trilogy, but then I’ve read the comics and they’re even better (pre-New 52).

  • Missie
    March 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    So hard to choose! I would say that at least from recent years, the Jessica Jones Netflix show is my top choice.

  • Kendall
    March 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I’m not sure I have a favorite superhero story – I’ve read a lot of comics over the years. 😉 The old Phoenix/Dark Phoenix saga is classic, though. And I was surprised how awesome the recent “Deadpool” movie was (just to pick something wildly different!). When I was a kid, I thought Green Lantern’s power was the coolest. 😉 The Perez run of Wonder Woman was great. Hmm, I should stop or I’ll list everything.

  • Nikki Egerton
    March 24, 2016 at 9:23 am

    This is a tough one! I love what Marvel are doing with Netflix at the moment, Jessica Jones was superb and I just started Daredevil last night. It took me 1.5 episodes to fall in love! Also a big fan of the Flash and Arrow. Basically I love all superheroes!

  • Cynthia Porter
    March 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    My current favorite superhero story belongs to the Black Widow. She might not have her own movie, but she is the reason I watch The Avengers!

  • Javeria
    March 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    This looks really interesting. It’s hard to pick one superhero story/show, but I’d do with Smallville. I love Clark’s journey and Tom Welling’s Clark is my favourite.

  • Kate
    March 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Right now I’m LOVING the Supergirl TV show. But in the past my fave superheroes have always been the X-Men.

  • Gillian Wiseman
    March 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I really enjoyed the first Captain America movie… and Thor!

  • Patrick
    March 30, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed Jessica Jones lately–finished it this morning, actually. Little bit longer than it needed to be, but generally just superb stuff. I also feel like I’m one of the few people who enjoys the first Hulk movie. Yeah, the Ang Lee one. I know.

  • Natasha
    March 31, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I love DC’s Under the Red Hood arc. Bruce and Jason’s relationship has always been one of my favorites.

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