Happy Sunday everyone!
If you could kindly tear yourselves away from THE MADNESS, we’d like to make a few announcements. (Don’t worry, we’ll be quick. We need to know what happens next in this insanely, awesomely messed up bracket-smashing tourney too)
Hot Dog, We Have A Wiener!:
Our NUM8ERS giveaway has officially come to a close, and we have three lucky winners to announce!
The two runner-up winners, each of whom will be taking home a copy of NUM8ERS are:
Jen D. (Comment #56)
And the grand prize winner – taking home a copy of the book AND Dual Alarm Clock Radio for iPhone and iPod – is:
Congratulations to all the winners! Now you know the drill – send an email to us (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address and we’ll get your prizes out to you as soon as possible! Thanks to all that entered!
Simon & Schuster’s Urban Fantasy Sampler:
Simon and Schuster have put together a truly AWESOME sampler of their upcoming spring titles. These include: MASTER OF NONE By Sonya Bateman, EMBERS By Lauren Bickle, SHADOW BLADE By Seressia Glass, AMAZON QUEEN By Lori Devoti, SPIDER’S BITE By Jennifer Estep, WEB OF LIES By Jennifer Estep, BAD TO THE BONE By Jeri Smith-Ready, NECKING By Chris Salvatore, and DEMON POSSESSED By Stacia Kane.
The sampler includes sample chapters from each of these books and exclusive author and bonus content – and the best part of all is that it is completely free.
Intrigued? Want to learn more? You can get your own exclusive access to the Spring Sampler HERE. Here’s the official release:
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Read chapter excerpts from the latest and upcoming books and commentary from your Favorite Authors!
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, we have our Guest Victim – er, Guest for March, the wonderful Peter from the amusing, awesomely acerbic blog Bitterly Books. Peter reviews Vertigo title Scalped Vol. 1: Indian Country, getting outside his comfort zone with this graphic novel from Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera. Later in the day, Thea reviews Hourglass by Claudia Gray, the third novel in the ongoing supernatural YA Evernight series.
On Tuesday, Ana reviews another supernatural YA novel, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkings (the first book in a planned new series).
Wednesday, we are so very proud to have a joint review planned for Mind Games, the exciting Urban Fantasy debut novel from the uber-talented, incredibly super cool Carolyn Crane (whom you might know from the blogosphere as CJ – or her supercreepypainting alter-ego, Little CJ). We also are joined by Carolyn as she guest blogs about her first novel, her sources of inspiration, and her influences.
Thursday, Thea reviews Young Adult-friendly graphic novel The New Brighton Archeological Society by Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon. Recently voted the Best All-Ages Graphic Novel of 2009 by MTV’s Splash Page, and featured on the likes of WIRED and Boing Boing, The New Brighton Archeological Society has won over comic readers, but also holds a massive appeal to fantasy fans (such as ourselves). Later in the day, we have Mark Andrew Smith over for a guest post about the state of comics in general and the crossover-appeal of works like his own graphic novel.
Friday, we close out the week with a veritable bang – with a joint review of one of our most highly anticipated novels of the year, the debut fantasy title from the talented (and hilarious) Sam Sykes, Tome of the Undergates.
We cannot freaking wait. It’s another one of those crazy weeks, and we hope you enjoy!