Ahhhh, victory. The taste is so, very sweet.
I’m still basking in the golden (and purple) glow of our most awesome win.
Seriously. Still basking in the glow.
Down to business – we have a few giveaway winners to announce!
The three winners of Naamah’s Curse are:
Simon & Schuster UK’s Massive Giveaway:
And the lucky winner of these eight fabulous titles is…
ABC Family Giveaway:
And finally, we have two winners for our ABC Family giveaway of Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Life of the American Teenager swag…
The Secret Life winner is:
And the Pretty Little Liars winner is:
Congratulations to ALL the winners! Now you know the drill – send us an email (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we will get your winnings out to you as soon as we can.
Around teh interwebs:
Hey, did you hear? The LAKERS WON!!
Ok, that’s the last one. I promise.
For the benefit of the Lupus Alliance of America, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton and Subterranean Press are running a fan fiction contest, in which contestants write a 400 to 2,000 word story describing the picture above. Any form of fan fiction is acceptable except slash explicit sex. The winner of the contest will be paid for their story (10 cents a word), win a prize pack of books from Subterranean Press, and will have their story published in a special electronic chapbook featuring stories about the painting, written by Scalzi, Wheaton, Catherynne Valente and Patrick Rothfuss, to be published later this year, with profits to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. E-mail the stories with the text in the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm Eastern, June 30, 2010. One entry per person.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, it’s our Jackie Kessler day! We have awesome author Jackie Kessler over for a guest post, in which she talks about her newest book, Shades of Gray. Also, Ana reviews Shades of Gray, book 2 of the Icarus Project series.
Tuesday we have our official BEST OF 2010 SO FAR post – in which we talk about all the books we’ve read in 2010, and list our favorites of the year…so far. (Hint – the books above will definitely be on Teh List)
On Wednesday, Thea reviews graphic novels The End League Volume 1: Ballad of Big Nothing and Volume 2: Weathered Statues by Rick Remender. (Yes, it’s another alternate JLA-riff, in a post apocalyptic environment – so what?!)
Thursday, Ana reviews steampunkish/sci fi novel Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding (isn’t the cover gorgeous?)…
And on Friday we close out the week with Thea’s review of (the gargantuan tome!) The Passage by Justin Cronin.
It’s a busy week, so stay tuned!
As always, we remain…