Giveaways Smugglivus


Hello everyone! To those who celebrate Christmas and Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! Today, we are delighted to present you with a Smugglivus Giveaway of two limited prints:

The Beatriceid

The Beatriceid by Kate Elliott

A stunning new short story, written in verse, set in Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker Universe

Before Andevai, the waking of dreaming dragons, the war for Europa, and the cruel treachery of the Wild Hunt, cousins Catherine and Beatrice Hassi Barahal were novice students at the Academy. Here, Cat and Bee learned of mathematics and politics, history and storytelling. But not all stories are told or remembered in the same way–particularly where the tale of Dido and Aeneas, and the fate of Carthage and Rome are concerned.

To the victors go the spoils–only this time, it is the gilded-tongued Bee and the quick-footed Cat who will collect the winnings.

Set before the start of Cold Magic, The Beatriceid is a brand new, standalone short story written in Iambic Pentameter that reimagines The Aeneid in a feminist, Phonecian light.


The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist

The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist by S.L. Huang

A dark retelling of The Little Mermaid from the author of HUNTING MONSTERS

I suppose if this is going to be recorded somewhere for posterity, I should set the record straight. The ghostwriter will probably cut it all, but hey, it’s the principle of the thing.

Dr. Cadence Mbella is the world’s most celebrated scholar of the atargati: sentient, intelligent deep-water beings who are most definitely not mermaids. When Cadence decides to release a captive atargati from scientific experimentation and interrogation, she knows her career and her life is forfeit. But she yearns for the atargati–there is still so much to know about their physiology, their society, their culture. And Cadence would do anything to more fully understand the atargati… no matter what the cost.


The Giveaway

It’s a holiday miracle! We have one copy each of The Beatriceid and The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist up for grabs! The giveaway is open to everyone, and will run until Sunday, January 1 2017 at 12:01am EST. To enter for a chance to win, use the form below. HAPPY SMUGGLIVUS, ONE AND ALL!

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  • Katrina
    December 25, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Kate Elliott is the best! Also, the Little Mermaid is a dark and macabre story, so this retelling should be wonderful.

  • Zach
    December 25, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire ?

  • Rae
    December 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Favourite retelling? A LOT, but Grace Draven’s Entreat Me (retelling of Beauty and the Beast) is very different and very good.

  • Tia
    December 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Love this!

  • John Smith
    December 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    My favorite retelling of a fairy tale is “Beauty and the Beast” by Cocteau.

  • Stephanie
    December 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    The Little Mermaid, in the original and all its permutations, is one of my most very favorite fairy tales! The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist looks like such an interesting take on the story! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Happy Smugglivus:).

  • Lexie Cenni
    December 25, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston or Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier! Tho it’s hard to really pin down…

  • Catherine King
    December 25, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    My favorite reselling of a classic fairytale is probably Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli, which takes on The Little Mermaid and The Iliad. I love it.

  • Tracy Erickson
    December 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Anne Bishop did a retelling of Rapunzel for one of the Terri Windling/Ellen Datlow fairies tale anthologies that I’ve always loved. But my absolute favorite has to be Patricia Wrede’s story ‘Cruel Sister’.

  • Adrianne Middleton
    December 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    My favorite retelling of a fairy tale is Mary Stewart’s Arthurian saga. I love Kate Elliott’s books, and am looking forward to reading SL Huang.

  • Adrienne
    December 25, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    These both look intriguing.

  • Melissa
    December 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Ella Enchanted is definitely my favorite retelling

  • Rachel
    December 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Uprooted by Novik and Deathless by Valente are definitely my two favorites.
    Also what kind of sacrifices are you guys making to the cover gods? Those designs are crazy.

  • Kara
    December 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Actually, I loved S.L. Huang’s Hunting Monsters. Wonderful retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

  • Vida Cruz
    December 25, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    “Skin So Green and Fine” by Wendy Wheeler! It retells Beauty and the Beast 🙂

  • Nicole
    December 25, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I’d have to chose Gaiman’s fairy tale retellings since they always make me think for days and days after finishing.

  • Mary Preston
    December 26, 2016 at 2:19 am

    HEART’S BLOOD by Juliet Marillier – a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST re-telling is a great read.

  • Charles Payseur
    December 26, 2016 at 8:06 am

    These look amazing!

  • Katie M
    December 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I’ve read too many fairytale retellings to have an undisputed favorite, but my most recent fave is E.K. Johnston’s “A Thousand Nights.”

  • Nivair
    December 26, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    My current favorite retelling is Jessica Khoury’s THE FORBIDDEN WISH, which reconceives the classic characters of Aladdin and the djinni … plus a magnificent band of lady warriors!

  • Jennifer
    December 27, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I love Hannah Moskowitz’s Teeth (Metamorphosis retelling~~)

  • Riley
    December 27, 2016 at 8:26 am

    The Twisted Tales versions of Disney Press’s books- Once Upon a Dream, Beauty & the Beast, and A Whole New World- by Liz Braswell always seem to catch my attention and make for a fun unexpected read.

  • Amöbe
    December 27, 2016 at 8:44 am

    The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer

  • Avery
    December 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I basically adore anything gay.
    Favorite full length book retelling:
    Ash by Malinda Lo
    And I also adore Valor which is a comic anthology that is wonderful and full of retellings that all center on women being amazing.

  • Vicente L Ruiz
    December 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, I was trying to recall which one I preferred and then Camelot 3000 by Mike W Barr and Brian Bolland came to mind. A great retelling of the Arthurian myths!

  • Sharon
    December 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    It always comes back to Robin McKinley for me. Beauty was always my favorite, but I have to say that I have a soft spot for Deerskin, which is dark and brutal and so painful to read, but really powerful.

  • JEnnaO
    December 31, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I love Cinder by Marissa Meyer 🙂

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