Miscellaneous Smugglers Stash

Smugglers Stash and News

Another Sunday, another stash! And we kick this one off with a HUGE thank you to a fellow blogger. CJ, I am talking to you!!! She gave me an award!!

The Little CJ Award

CJ and her mini-me Little CJ run the fabulous The Thrillionth Page blog and last Tuesday they blogged about this award that they created. Forget about Premio Dardos. Never mind the Zombie Chicken award. Because clearly the only award worth having is the Little CJ Award. BESTEST Award Ever.

(Little CJ is that good enough for you? GEE, you did NOT have to send me this image as a “friendly” reminder. I WAS going to give away the award today anyways!).

Ahem. Anyways, I shall pass on this incredible award to my bellow bloggers: Tumperkin from Isn’t it Romance and Kmont from Lurve a La Mode (you guys better pass this award pronto – I promise you ,you do not want to suffer the ire of Little CJ).

Contest Winners

We had two contests this week and here are the winners (randomly selected using Random.org).

Flash Giveaway:

The winner of batch 1 is: Sandy M

The winner of batch 2 is: Elaine

Santa Olivia Giveaway:

The 5 winners are:

Robyn B
Carol Newell
Nicole D

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

This week on The Book Smugglers

On Monday, Ana reviews the YA book that has become her most recent addition to her BEST of 2009 : The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

On Tuesday Ana AKA Bubbles will be doing another Powerpuff Review with her fellow crime-fighter and book-devourer, Katiebabs AKA Blossum. They will be reading fantasy novel Darkborn by Alison Sinclair

Wednesday is Thea’s turn and she will be reviewing upcoming UF Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge

Then on Thursday Ana reviews Salt and Silver by Anna Katherine

Then finally on Friday Thea reviews You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay


BEA – Book Export America was on this past weekend in NY and Katiebabs has an excellent report of the event.

Speaking of BEA, I have another HUGE thank you to say to the lovely Sarah from the Smart Bitches Trashy Books website. She was at the event when she twitted about this book and how Gail Carriger was signing copies of it:

This is one of the books I REALLY want to read this year and I was all like OMFG, I NEED, I WANT. And Sarah, was all like, I can get it for you. And then I think I passed out. All I know is that she got it, and she is sending it to me all the way to the UK. How is that for coolness? So yeah, Sarah, THANK YOU.

And that is it for today folks!

Have a great week and we will see you around.

~ your friendly neighborhood book smugglers

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  • KMont
    May 31, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    LOL, believe it or not I am not cowering at the Little CJ award. Although, for the first time – I do find her creepy! So..thanks! 😀 Thanks a lot for the award lol!

    I think I want to read every single book on this stash’s list. Well, read one of them, own another and a third is coming in the mail so I am well on my way at least. 🙂 Looking forward to this week on Smugglers, you two!

    Oh, and that’s two contests I’ve entered for Santa Olivia so far, so I think I will go ahead and order the book now! I am LOVING the cover. That’s one of a few I’d hang on my wall.

  • FantasyDreamer
    May 31, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Congrats or relief is in order of passing on your little CJ award! Midnight Moon Cafe posted a YouTube video called Sebastian’s Voodoo, please go watch. It is the most awesome 4-1/2 minutes of video: http://midnightmooncafe.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-and-noteworthy.html

    Like your stash for the week, all of the books look interesting.

  • Elaine C.
    May 31, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Urgh…. Why not Elaine C. ?? LOL just kidding, but my heart did do a little leap when I read the winner of batch #2 is: Elaine

    I had to scroll through all the comments to check if there was another Elaine and I found not only one but another too, (different spelling) Elayne… Once upon a time my I rarely ran into anyone with my name.

    Congrats to both the lucky winners!!! Happy reading

  • Elaine
    May 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    LOl Elaine C. I checked too.

    I sent my info to the email provided.

  • Gail Carriger
    May 31, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I hope it more than lives up to your expectations!
    ~ Gail

  • AnimeJune
    May 31, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Ooh, more fantasy and urban fantasy!

    That “Demon Lexicon” cover is hella distracting though – am I the only one who thinks the person on the cover looks like “Smallville”‘s Tom Welling, only tarted up to look slightly like a woman?

  • Pam P
    May 31, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Can’t wait to see your thoughts on this list, several on my list to get already, and now I just added Soulless.

  • Kris
    May 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    @AnimeJune – I thought I might be the only one who was distracted by “The Demon’s Lexicon” cover. Good God. Those lips!

  • Harry Markov~ Temple Library Reviews
    May 31, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I am so excited about the titles this week and I am so bummed I missed the giveaway Saturday… Damn resting at home. *whimper* 😛

  • Little CJ
    June 1, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Bestest award ever? Okay, Consider the pins removed from your voodoo doll!

    Your new best friend,
    Little CJ

  • Tumperkin
    June 2, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    THANK YOU! I really deserve this award because I too can operate blog software! I am so excited about this wonderful honour and just sorry that it took me a few days to pick up the – ouch! – pick it up I mean – that is, ow! – sorry, I have to go, I’m getting these strange pins and needles sensations in my arms and legs. How odd!

    I will consider to whom I will award this honour overnight

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