Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Well, hello there! We hope everybody is having a great Sunday! At our end, we are still trying to understand the latest episode of Lost (theories abound, none of them seem to make much sense) but alas, there is nothing new about it.

Before we bore you to death, let’s do what we came here to do.

Soul Screamers Giveaway Winners

Winner #1 – one copy of My Soul to Take and one copy of My Soul to Save

wildchild (comment #6)

Winners #2 and #3 – a copy of My Soul to Save each:

Lori (comment #75)

Natasha A(comment #34)

In For a Penny Giveaway Winner

The winner of a signed copy is:

Lustyreader(comment #5)

Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill. Send an email to contact AT the book smugglers DOT com with your snail mail address, and we will get your winnings out to you as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone that participated!

Around the Interwebs and Other News:

The 2009 Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literacy Awards) Winners have been announced last week. Amongst the winners, a favorite like Fire by Kristin Cashore who won best Fantasy and Science Fiction (YA) and one that has been on our radar for a long time: Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers (winner of best YA Fiction).

The 2009 Nebula Awards Final Ballot has been announced!

Loads of cool nominees for best novel including The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi, The City & The City by China Miéville and Finch by Jeff VanderMeer which are books we both are dying to read. We are also stocked to see Ice by Sarah Beth Durst, Ash by Malinda Lo and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld nominated Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. We loved those books!

Have you registered for the Book Blogger Convention yet? No? Need more incentive?

Well, look no further: the organisers have announced this week that the keynote speaker shall be no other than Maureen Johnson the fabulous writer behind books like Suite Scarlett and 13 Little Blue Envelopes .

Needless to say, Ana nearly collapsed when she heard the news. You can also check the list of attendees here – a pretty cool line up of bloggers and industry professionals!

Meanwhile over at A Dribble of Ink, Aidan interviewed NK Jemisin the writer of the AWESOME The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms .

He was king enough to invite us to contribute with a couple of questions and the result, a great interview (if we may say so ourselves) followed by interesting comments can be found here.

This Week On The Book Smugglers:

Ok. So. DON’T PANIC. But we are taking a bit of a break from reviewing this week. But WAIT. DON’T do something drastic. We have organised a cool week full of guest authors and giveaways and our very first Cover Matters post to keep you busy. The reason for a break? We are charging our batteries in preparation for March (or March Madness, how we are fondly referring to it) .

On Monday, we are pleased to have Jeri Smith-Ready guest blogging with us. She will be here the whole day answering your questions and you will have a chance to win a copy of her books!

On Tuesday, we will have a special giveaway in celebration of the paperback release of Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

On Wednesday, we open the floor to guest author Sean Cummings who will be talking about his Inspirations and Influences for writing Shade Fright , a UF which debuts next month. You will also have a chance to win a copy of his book. His post will be followed by our guest dare of the month: Jeff from Alert Nerd reads the Historical Romance The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran.

On Thursday, Harry, the mind behind Temple Library Reviews and our honorary third Smuggler, does his “A Dude Reads PNR” column, with his review of The Battle Sylph by L. J. McDonald.

On Friday, it is time for the first issue of our Cover Matters feature. (The poster by the way, is another creation of the ever fabulous Kenda from Lurv a La Mode. Boy, can that woman do beautiful stuff. We are forever in awe. Thank you dude!)

and then finally, on Saturday another super cool giveaway: we have three ARCs of the highly anticipated YA novel Dark Life by Kat Falls to giveaway.

And that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoy the week – we will be around!

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Cindy
    February 21, 2010 at 3:39 am

    With such a week, I’m certainly not panicking ! Great planning 😉

  • Stephanie
    February 21, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I am really looking forward to reading Fire and Cracked Up to Be. And the cover of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is gorgeous!

  • Danielle
    February 21, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Ay ay ay, ya’ll were riskin’ a mauling there till you said “giveaways”. But I can’t say I’d be able to review five books a week every week either, so all the best to yeh. (especially can’t wait Sean Cummings)

  • KMont
    February 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read Cracked Up to Be too! I’ve got an order almost ready to go so I might need to add that one to it. 😀

    And I have been VERY curious about The Battle Sylph. Sounds pretty unique, and here lately even PNR isn’t catching my eye much.

    This looks like it’ll be a great week, ladies! Hope you enjoy your reviewing break. Yall deserve it! I mean, who else in the Blogosphere takes a small hiatus AND still provides loads of cool things for their readers?

  • Lusty Reader
    February 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    shuddup shuddup, i won!!! thanks so much for hosting the giveaway, i was absolutely intrigued by your In For A Penny review and cannot WAIT to read it!

    looking forward to Alert Nerd’s post on Duke of Shadows, and all the others of course 😉

  • MaryK
    February 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Ooh, March Madness, huh? Y’all’s events are always fun. What’s the theme?

  • Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy]
    February 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Great stuff. Looking forward to Jeri Smith-Ready’s visit.

  • Ana
    February 22, 2010 at 12:27 am

    😀 – MaryK – there is actually no theme but the entire month is already taken with reviews, every single day of it 😯 . BUT there is one event in the second week of March but more on that later. 😈

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