Hello everybody and Happy New Year to all! Ana here, melting in the heat of Brazil, missing the cool weather of England (be back soon, lovely British Weather *hugs*).
For now, it is the end of Smugglivus! We had a lot of fun this year, as per usual (have you seen our Most Excellent Books of 2012? And our Airing of Grievances?), but we still have a couple of guests and then our official 5th Anniversary celebration before it is officially over.
Before we breakdown the coming week, we have a few giveaway winners to announce.
The winner of our Christmas Giveaway of a Kobo Touch eReader + $50 Gift Certificate is:
The winner of the Juliet Marillier (Flame of Sevenwaters or Shadowfell, if you prefer) giveaway is:
The winner of a copy of Strong Poison and an ARC of The Stone Demon is:
The winner of a copy of Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan is:
The winner of a copy of Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis is:
The winner of the Kate Elliott giveaway is:
The winner of a copy of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan is:
Alexandra the Great
Congratulations! You know the drill – send an email to us (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, we celebrate 5 GREAT years of Book Smuggling in grand style with a retrospective of FIVES! (Five fave books read since we started, 5 Firsts, and so on and so forth!).
Then on Tuesday, we are back to our regular scheduling with Thea’s review of Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
On Wednesday, we take part on The Darkest Minds Blog Tour with an Inspirations & Influences post by Alexandra Bracken and our joint review of the book.
On Thursday, we host another awesome author: this time debut novelist Lenore Appelhans shows up to talk Level 2. Later in the day, we post Ana’s review of The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
Then on Friday, we are delighted to be hosting the US Smugglerific Cover reveal of Tom Pollock’s Glass Republic sequel to the most excellent The City’s Son. Over at Kirkus, Ana reviews a few 2012 short stories including the lovely The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford
Finally, we end the week with a Special Edition of On the Smugglers’ Radar with some of our most anticipated reads of 2013
It’s a very busy week! Until later, we remain…
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers