Happy Sunday, everyone! Another huge basketball game on the line, so everyone send some good thoughts the Lakers’ way.
We held THREE giveaways this week, and it’s time to announce the lucky winners. Drumroll please…
We had over 210 entries for all Demon’s Lexicon contest – THANK YOU to everyone that entered! We asked people to comment by answering the question, “Who is your favorite character?” and the entries are very interesting, with loads of book recommendations. We highly recommend you check them out.
Without further ado, the five winners of a copy of Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan are:
Ruby (Comment #213)
Christina G (Comment #91)
Ruth (Comment #26)
Kayleigh W. (Comment #124)
And the grand prize winner of the goody bag, containing the audio book, a sterling silver knife charm, and character quote bookmarks is:
The lucky (or perhaps unlucky!) winner of Night’s Rose and The Frog Prince ARCs by Annaliese Evans is:
And the two lucky winners of our Flash giveaway of paranormal romance titles are:
Batch 2 – Jeannie Lin (Comment #71)
Phew. You know the drill. Winners, please send an email to contact AT the book smugglers DOT com with you snail mail address. We will get your winnings out to you as soon as possible! Thanks again to everyone that entered – and if you didn’t win this time, don’t feel too bad. We have plenty more giveaways coming up very soon…
The Stoker Awards 2009:
This weekend, the annual Bram Stoker awards were held in Burbank, California. On Thursday, yours truly (that’s Thea) headed out to Dark Delicacies to pick up some great books, and to meet some of the nominated authors. Although I didn’t get to stay very long (since 1: I am a ginormous stuttering pansy when it comes to meeting authors, and 2: the Laker game was on), I did finally get to meet honorary smuggler and author Joel Sutherland! We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Joel, and have read and reviewed both his edited anthology Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths as well as his Stoker nominated first novel Frozen Blood, so it was great to finally meet him in person!
Joel didn’t take home the award, but he was up against some very tough competition, and I have the utmost confidence in him and his future work! Here are the official winners for 2009:
NOVEL: DUMA KEY by Stephen King
FIRST NOVEL: THE GENTLING BOX by Lisa Mannetti
LONG FICTON: MIRANDA by John R. Little
SHORT FICTION: “The Lost” by Sarah Langan
FICTION COLLECTION: JUST AFTER SUNSET by Stephen King
ANTHOLOGY: UNSPEAKABLE HORROR edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder
NONFICTON: A HALLOWE’EN ANTHOLOGY by Lisa Morton
POETRY COLLECTION: THE NIGHTMARE COLLECTION by Bruce Boston
Good thing I picked up a copy of The Gentling Box while at Dark Delicacies…
In other bookish news, we have participated in our very first Book Carnival online! You can check out the other paranormal entries HERE.
New trailers have been released for Tim Burton’s film Nine and for the new Scorsese flick Shutter Island.
Ooooooo. We likey.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, Thea reviews Alex Bell’s sophomore effort, Jasmyn.
Tuesday, Ana reviews The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes.
On Wednesday, Thea tackles Slights by Kaaron Warren – the first title from brand spankin’ new Harper imprint, Angry Robot. (On a shallow note, isn’t this a fantastic cover?!)
Thursday, Ana takes on the new, highly anticipated release from THE Loretta Chase, Don’t Tempt Me! AND on Friday, we have an interview with Loretta herself, so stay tuned!
That’s it for now. Until next time….