Smugglers Stash

Smugglers Stash and News

Avast ye, mateys! A couple of announcements and some cool happenings around blogsphere….

This week:

Friday we kick off another weekend with an author: this time it’s Susan Holloway Scott. We will be reviewing her new book, The King’s Favorite – A Novel of Nell Gwyn and King Charles II, on Friday and on Saturday she will be joining us for another “Chat with an Author” . And we have two copies of The King’s Favorite to giveaway, so stay tuned.

And later today we will be posting another one of our infamous Dare reviews where we dare other bloggers to read something outside their comfort zone and review it here. This time we dared Christine at The Happily Ever After and the book chosen was Across the Nightingale Floor.

Next week:

And since Thea is still away, I will be taking over The Book Smugglers next week! On Monday, I will be doing another Powerpuff Girls review with the wonderful Katie(babs) from Ramblings on Romance. We will be posting an early review of Razor Girl by Marianne Mancusi set to be released on the 26th.

And from Tuesday onwards: a Nalini Singh stravaganza! With reviews of Caressed by Ice, Mine to Possess and the upcoming release, Hostage to Pleasure , wrapping it up with an exclusive interview with the author (who will be around to answer your questions too. No, she will not answer to “Who is Hawke’s Mate”. Believe me, I tried) and a giveaway of Hostage to Pleasure!

Around blogsphere:

The blog My Friend Amy is hosting a Book Blogger Appreciation Week:

Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Acknowledging the hard work of book bloggers and their growing impact on book marketing and their essential contribution to book buzz in general, I am excited to announce the first Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Think of it as a retreat for book bloggers and a chance for us to totally nerd out over books together. And of course, shower each other with love and appreciation.

Register: In order to experience the maximum impact of the week, I invite you to register your participation (just like a retreat)!
To register, just send an email to bookbloggerappreciationweekATgmailDOTcom with your blog url and what you consider your niche…i.e, general book blog, classics blog, personal blog with a healthy dose of books, YA books blog, etc. Then, add one of the two buttons at the bottom of this post to your sidebar. If you are a reader (no blog) just send an email announcing your plans to follow along.
Why bother? If you register, you will be added to a book blog directory which will exist long after this week is over. Additionally, you will receive one raffle entry into the daily giveaways during BBAW here at My Friend Amy.

Awards: Oh yes, there will be awards. The Oscars of Book Blogging. 🙂 Nominations start next week.

– The Book Binge girls are having a Shomi Spotlight with reviews and book giveaways galore.

– Carolyn Jean from The Thrillionth Page is hosting a Nancy Drew week with reviews, commentary from other bloggers and interviews. It is super cool – but I have a question: am I the only person to have never read a Nancy Drew book? I must rectify this ASAP.

– And check out this new blog I found: Racy Romance Reviews. I followed Jessica from a comment she posted over at Dear Author and found her blog, which has an interesting review format and other cool posts. Yesterday she talked about the 9 most romantic love scenes in Romance. Go forth, say hi and help her choose number 10! I voted for Sebastian St Vincent and Evie’s first love scene in Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas.

…..aaaaaaaaaand Ana has left the building. (Thea should really come back soon, I am out of control).

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3 Comments

  • Tracy
    August 21, 2008 at 9:25 am

    oooh very cool happenings! Can’t wait for the Singh interview! 🙂

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