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:
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).
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