Howdy fellows! How is everybody this Sunday? Good? Good.
Getting straight down to business then.
The two winners of the Ariel prize packs are:
Kate (comment #54)
Jenny N (comment #34)
Congratulations! Please send us your snail mail address (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com), and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible! Thanks again to all who participated.
This Week On The Book Smugglers
On Monday, Ana will review and have a giveaway of Demon Forged by Meljean Brook, the 8th (or the 5th full length) installment in the Guardian series. A hint: this may have just been catapulted to Ana’s top 3 reads of 2009.
On Tuesday, it is our turn to host Kristin Cashore in her Fire Blog Book Tour where each blog on the tour introduces a character from Fire. Thea will also be reviewing the book, which is a prequel to Graceling, later that day.
On Wednesday, Ana reviews the highly anticipated Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. Leviathan is an alternate history, steampunk, fantasy novel and it is every bit as good as expected.
On Thursday, Thea reviews post-apocalyptic novel, Ark by Stephen Baxter, the sequel to Flood, one of her favorite reads of the year. Will the sequel live up to the expectations?
On Friday, we will have a special Double Joint day: first we review the much talked about Soulless by Gail Carriger and later that day, the Fantasy novel, Triumff by Dan Abnett.
Finally, on Saturday we are back with another entry in our brand new feature, On The Boob Tube where we talk about our favorite TV moments of the past week.
Other Cool Announcements & Goings On:
Last week we were invited to guest blog at Temple Library Reviews, helping out our buddy Harry whilst he is occupied with life, the universe and everything else. On Tuesday we talked about our Pile of Shame (aka our TBR piles) and on Friday we decided that we did not like the Emmys and proceeded to give out our own awards, the Smugglies.
We are delighted to say that next Friday, Ana will be a guest blogger over at the Borders’s True Romance blog with a post about Genre Reading and Romance. Make sure to stop by and say hi!
Linnea Sinclair’s next in the Dock 5 Universe, has a cover! We can’t wait to read it given as how we are total fangirls of her books:
OUT OF OPTIONS…Devin Guthrie can’t forget Captain Makaiden Griggs even though it’s been two years since she was in his family’s employ. A Guthrie does not fall in love with a mere shuttle pilot. Going against his wealthy family’s wishes isn’t an option—not with the Empire in political upheaval, much of it caused by Devin’s renegade older brother, Admiral Philip Guthrie. The Guthries must solidify their standing—financially, politically and socially—or risk losing it all. But when the Guthrie heir—Devin’s nineteen-year old nephew— goes missing, Devin’s loyalty to his family’s values is put to the test. And suddenly the unthinkable becomes the only option available: Devin must break the rules and risk allying himself with the one woman he could never forget—and was forbidden to love.”
Aaaaand that is it from us today!
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers