Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash & News

Ahoy, mateys!

Welcome to another Sunday edition of the stash!

Giveaway Winners:

We have a few giveaways to announce! First up, the lucky winner of Follow My Lead by Kate Noble is…

Lynnd (comment #61)

And the winner of Abandon by Meg Cabot is…

Miss Ash Tuesday (comment #65)

Congratulations! You know the drill. Send us an email (contact AT the book smugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we will get your winnings to you as soon as possible!

Hugo Nominees:

In other news, the Hugo Award Nominees were announced last week! And, we’re happy to see a number of titles that we’ve read and enjoyed on the list! Here’s the official ballot:

Best Novel

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr)
Feed by Mira Grant (Orbit)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

And just because we love some of the nominees in this category too:

Best Graphic Story

Fables: Witches, written by Bill Willingham; illustrated by Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment) – Read Online
Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler; colors by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton (Hypernode) – Read Online
The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man, written by Mike Carey; illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

Down to business! On Monday, we have author Jeri Smith-Ready over – SMUGGLED! in an exclusive author video filmed in Ireland – to celebrate the release of her new book, Shift! We’re thrilled to be a part of the blog tour, and will have a copy up for grabs.

On Tuesday, Ana reviews Late Eclispes, the latest novel in Seanan McGuire’s ongoing October Daye UF series.

Wednesday, Thea reviews – by popular pressure! – Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson.

Thursday, we are a stop on the official Diversity in YA Blog Tour and will have Francisco X Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World and The Last Summer of the Death Warriors over for a guest post. We’ll also have a randomly selected book from the tour available for giveaway. Also on Thursday, Ana reviews Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis.

On Friday, Thea closes out the week with another of her most highly anticipated titles of the year, The Hidden Goddess by M.K. Hobson.

Until Monday…

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Kristen
    May 1, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Cannot wait to see what you think of The Hidden Goddess, Thea! I was very tempted to pick it up this week, but I wasn’t sure if I’d actually get to it soon because of other books. After reading an interview yesterday and hearing it’s a darker book than the first, though, I’m starting to consider making time. I loved the first one and I really want to read it right now!

  • kaylyn
    May 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    GO GIRL GENIUS!!!!!!!! I hope it wins again!!! 😀

  • jenmitch
    May 1, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    francisco x stork is awesome, i’m really looking forward to his post. i haven’t read LSOTDW, but i loved marcelo and the real world. i saw him talk at the boston book fest last october and he was very humble and genuine.

  • de Pizan
    May 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I really liked Mare’s War–I think I would have loved it more without the rather bratty granddaughters, and had it all about Mare.

  • Jodie
    May 4, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Yeah! Mare’s War and Toads and Diamonds – YEAH!

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