APRIL FOOLS! Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/1/18

April 1, 2018 April Fools 51

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.

This past week on FYFA (and in my life):

Big news this week!!! I got a three-book publishing deal with Macmillan Children’s!! That’s right—not only do they love my MG, they decided they want to make it into a series!

I’m still working out the full series arc, but my editor and I agree that we need to end the series big. We’re thinking that my MC should probably die in the final book (sorry for the spoilers, but I just have to tell someone). The first book is set to release in January of 2020.

We’ve already started talking book tours, so let me know where you live in the comments and I’ll try to get around to your city!

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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  • Weirdly, there are no blogger birthdays or blogoversaries in April. Go figure.
Book-Haul

For Review:

Since I got that publishing deal, I got access to a few really early manuscripts, and I’m SUPER excited to read them! Of course, these don’t have covers yet, but I’m most excited about reading Stephenie Meyer’s long-awaited follow-up to The Host (a personal favorite of mine), The Seeker. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for this book!

Another one that I’m bursting to tell you about is a top-secret project that Marie Lu is working on. I got chosen as a beta reader, and I’m over the moon with excitement. All I can tell you is that it involves a group of teen sanitation workers who fight in an epic battle against fire-breathing compost monsters. I’ve only read the first 20 pages so far, but it’s fantabulous!

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

  • Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight tells us about her elaborate pre-reading rituals. Some of these sound a little strange (especially that one that involves cheeseburger-scented candles), but I certainly don’t judge!
  • AJ @ Reads All the Things shared her thesis on non-linear narrative structure on her blog (all 285 pages!). She uses some great examples from literature and also manages to pull in a few episodes of Bugs Bunny, which was a fun surprise!
  • Since April is National Soft Pretzel Month (along with some other things—you really should check out the list), Daniela @ Nocturnal Devices shares her top 10 YA pretzel books. You’ll never look at this snack in the same way again!

Pre-Order Deals:

Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!

Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:

  • Girl Plus Books turned twenty and Tanya’s celebrating by giving away a pony!
  • In honor of National Soft Pretzels month, check out the All About Soft Pretzels Blog Hop!
  • Since tax day is almost here, Greg @ Book Haven is giving away a free bookish tax consultation! He’ll analyze your book spending and let you know how you can best use those books as tax deductions!
  • Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight is giving away a book a day in April. To enter, you just have to tweet to her  (@whykristenburns) about your book idea involving a vampire-leprechaun-gorgon-harpy hybrid. Let’s get those ideas coming!
  • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog is giving away a selection of books chosen by her baby girl. Whichever books the baby drools on the most will be the ones you win!
  • Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag is giving away a Love, Simon movie watch-a-thon. You and 30 of your closest friends can come to her house and watch a private screening of the movie. She’s making the popcorn!
  • Jessica @ a GREAT read is giving away her entire collection of book sleeves! I’m pretty sure she owns like 50 of them, so this is a fantastic prize!
  • Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature is giving away a new romance written by James Dashner called The Maze Lover.
  • Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog is celebrating three years of being papercut-free by giving away a Kindle!
  • Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books teaches you how to actually breathe books. She has a giveaway going for her special bookish ventilator system!

Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!

Oh, and in case you haven’t figured it out yet …
April Fools!
Hope you enjoyed my kooky edition of the Sunday Post!

(Those posts listed in the “Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week” section are actually past April Fools’ Day posts I’ve put up. Check them out!)

 

51 Responses to “APRIL FOOLS! Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/1/18”

  1. Sam@WLABB

    I had only read the first part and was crying tears of joy for you. I am a little sad that about that being an April’s Fool thing, but the rest were extremely amusing. Someday you will announce your book deal for real (I just know it). Kudos for such an elaborate and creative post too.

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Someday I’ll be able to post this NOT on April Fools’ Day — though I don’t think I’ll kill off my MC in book three. We all know where that gets you. Oh, and thanks for your awesome bookish ventilator system giveaway. Everybody needs one of those!

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Haha, I wondered what your April Fool’s thing would be this year. Is it weird that I kind of expected this when I clicked the post? Clearly, I spend too much time on your blog. Also, now I’m kind of tempted to slap my thesis up on my blog and illustrate it with Bugs Bunny cartoons . . .

  3. Roberta R.

    LOL, so very creative – not to mention, you must have put a lot of work into this! I must admit I fell for your book deal, at least for a moment…but the day will come, I’m sure.
    (It must be because it’s Easter today, so I tend to forget that it’s April Fools as well…but this is the second prank that actually got me fooled today, if briefly. I’m usually more guarded than this…).

  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Oh wow!! Congrats!! That is soooo awesome!

    And whoa to those manuscripts you’re reading now! That’s insane!!!

    Also, I think there’s a mishap in the giveaway you have me listed under! Lol! Not giving away my book sleeve collection. I was giving away The Illuminae Files trilogy but I picked the winner today! Not sure how it came out that I was giving away my book sleeves. Not happening there. Lol!!

    But congrats again on the book deal! That is super awesome!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  5. Bookworm Brandee

    Omigosh, Nicole! You have me giggle-snorting! This is great! I’m disappointed for you on the book deal and disappointed for us both that The Seeker isn’t really a thing! 😉 I bet you had a great time putting this post together! 😀 Thanks for the giggle!

  6. Shannon

    I knew the giveaways were April Fools, but I thought the book deal was real until I saw the comments!

    That’s a good one, I’m a pretty skeptical person! 🙂

  7. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    This is too funny, I was cracking up!! The Seeker, man that really IS an April Fool’s joke, isnt it? She’s still probably laughing about it. And low key sad I can’t win a Mars cruise, that sounds fun! And I have no idea why the “poorly made paper airplane” tickled me so much, but it had me dying! “Top Ten YA Pretzel Books”, I really want someone to do this now hahha. And one day, that book deal with will be LEGIT, I know it will! ♥

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      The funny thing is that April really IS National Soft Pretzel month. How is that a thing? I mean, I love them and all, but I don’t think we need a month dedicated to them.

      And this is just another example of how we’re twins because one of my favorite things about this post was writing that the gift for Sometimes You Fly was a poorly made paper airplane. You have totally validated me by mentioning it. 🙂

  8. Daniela Ark

    ahahaha to bad I’m behind on visiting the Sunday posts and I read you actual {monday} post or I would have been SCREEEEEAMING at the top of my lungs here on this post! One day Nicole one day soon you WILL get a deal and I know I will be screaming for real!

    is the Beta reading for Marie Lu a prank too??? OMG tat would be so exciting

    AND YOU PREORDER DREAD NATION!

    Me too! I got it yesterday! YAAAAAAAAAY

  9. Jen

    I love your April Fools post! And I love that you linked to your previous April Fools posts! Too funny! And that you added your picture in the image, oh my gosh, I love this post so much!! And your pre-order deals are so crazy creative LOL!

    And I wish that being paper cut free was the truth! Thank you so much for including me! I did get one a few months ago from construction paper….do you know how much more that hurts?!?!?!?!?! ACK!!!!!! But nothing tops what my Aunt did. This isn’t April Fools, it’s just so horrific. She got a paper cut in her eye from a paper that flew off of her desk. No joke. Her eye doctor gave her special drops and said it would heal but I still shudder thinking about it!!

    Such a fabulous post, thanks for all of the laughs, Nicole!

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