Smugglers Stash

Smugglers Stash

Howdy !!!

We shall start by saying: yay, Roger Federer beat Roland Garros!!! He now holds the record (along with Pete Sampras) of 14 grand- slams titles. Congratulations to Federer – we are great fans here at the UK based office of the Book Smugglers!

OK, not that I got that off my chest, moving on to:

Winners of the Flash Giveaway:

The two winners, randomly picked by Ramdon.Org are

Christina (comment number 41)


Kimik (comment number 4)

Congratulations! Please send your snail mail address to contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com

We would also like to say thank you to all of you that entered the contest – we will have a few more of Flash giveaways in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

This week on the Book Smugglers


Last week, Ana reviewed a YA book, The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan, a book that is already shortlisted for her top 10 of 2009. Because the book is so damn good, we invited the author to write a piece on her Inspiration and Influences for us and are delighted to say that she said yes. So tomorrow come by to see what she has to say and for a chance to win one of 5 copies of her books and a special goodie bag she is so generously giving away.


Ana reviews the Fantasy novel The Adamantine Palace by debut author Stephen Deas. There will be dragons, folks!


We will do a joint review of Night’s Rose by Annaliese Evans. The book is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale and we were both really looking forward to reading it and…. the book is not quite what we expected.


Ana reviews Mark of the Demon by another debut author, Diana Rowland. The book is not out till June 23rd but already the word on the internets is that it is very good.


Thea reviews two YA post-apocalyptic novels : Gone and Hunger by Michael Grant.


The next few weeks will be sort of crazy around these bands. We have LOADS of new books to review and super cool guests. On the Romance front, Loretta Chase will be interviewed by Ana on her new book Don’t Tempt Me in two weeks;

Then, on the Fantasy front, author Jacqueline Carey has written an exclusive article for our Inspiration and Influences feature. We will publish it around the 24th when her new book Naamah’s Kiss is coming out.

We are very excited about both of these and also about:


It is coming.

~ your friendly neighborhood book smugglers


  • azteclady
    June 7, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    With great jealousy, my congratulations to the winners :sigh:


  • heidenkind
    June 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Yay, Loretta Chase! Squeee!

  • Carolyn Crane (CJ)
    June 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, you guys have a huge week! And an exclusive article by Carey? An interview with Loretta Chase??? I can’t wait!!!

  • KMont
    June 7, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    YA Month! Cool! Yall read my mind (sorry, forgot to clear the cobwebs first. I’m planning to do a YA week in the near future. Just a week.

    Anywho, congrats to the Flash giveaway winners. 🙂 And I can’t wait to see what you thought of Mark of the Demon, Ana!

  • Collette
    June 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Wow, the next few weeks sound great. And may I please squeal a little bit about Loretta Chase? Okay, much better now. 😉

  • Maya M.
    June 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm



  • orannia
    June 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Another exciting week to look forward too! Thank you Ana & Thea! How do you maintain the intensity week after week?

    And congrats Christina and Kimik!

  • Jennygirl
    June 8, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Looking forward to your review of the Sleeping Beauty re-telling. That’s my all time favorite fairy tale.
    The Demon book looks good too.
    Good week coming up!

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