Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 2/17/19

Posted February 17, 2019 by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction in Sunday Post / 50 Comments

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):

Well, I’m starting to lose hope about that possible good news on the writing front. I don’t really have anything new to report, and that in itself makes me think that it’s not going to happen. Maybe someday I’ll be able to share the story in hindsight. Right now I’m just trying not to let disappointment win out over the positives in the situation. 🙁

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries for this week! I hope you’ll go wish these bloggers well on their special days! Make sure you check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed or what’s coming up. (If you want to be added to the calendar, it’s easy! Just fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)

Book Haul:


After I read The Lonely Ones, I immediately decided I needed a copy for my personal collection. At first, I couldn’t find it anywhere(!), but then I saw that Book Outlet had it. Of course, when you order from BO you have to get that $35 minimum so you get free shipping, so … I decided to use some birthday money and buy some more. I bought The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes (which I loved and I want to own the series–I decided to get the paperback for those of you who saw my poll on Twitter), Knockout and House Arrest (loved HA and so I knew I needed to read the sequel), The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary (another verse novel I loved) and The Fates Divide.

Then I also got in my pre-order of Courting Darkness and I bought Field Tripped at an event where the author spoke about school visits (and I got it signed).

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Pre-order Incentives

Listed in order of release date. Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!

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!

More Awesome Giveaways:

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


50 responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 2/17/19

  1. Ohhhh, the writing waiting game. It’s miserable, isnt’ it? Been there, hope to be there again (all those authors who thank their babysitters in their acknowledgements? There’s a reason for that; writing is downright impossible with small children around, as I’ve learned over the years. Daughter goes to kindergarten next year and I’m really looking forward to having enough quiet to write again). It’s tough to write on without feeling like giving up, but I keep telling myself, “You’ve done this before; you can do it again.” And I will. And so will you. 🙂 Write on, friend!

  2. Don’t lose hope on the writing. I think it takes a while and you just have to keep trying. How many times did they say JK Rowling was turned down? 🙂 I actually finally got a friend who reads the same types of books as I do to read through my short story and she gave me a great suggestion. And then I think I might have found a critique partner finally, so I’m feeling like writing again! Just remembered from reading this that I meant to read your post on swag, I will do that this week! Especially if we get another snow day this week. Thanks for including my giveaway, hoping to get more people trying to win.

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Lisa's Looking Forward To #6 - February 19th, 2019
  3. I hope the writing thing works out! Stay positive- you may get that good news yet!!

    I’m so glad LaFevers returned to the Grave Mercy world- I’m kind of excited about Courting Darkness.

  4. Everything in the writing world takes forever to happen, so don’t lose hope! Maybe people are just being slow. Enjoy your new books! I have to stay far away from Book Outlet because it’s too tempting to buy all the books.

  5. If you’re waiting to hear back from someone on the book front, then I should tell my story about how I did query my books to agents at some point. I got a reply/rejection from an agent 18 months after I had submitted to them. My book was already self-published at that point. Sigh. I do hope you hear something!

    S. J. Pajonas recently posted: Sunday Update – February 17, 2019
    • Yeah, I still have a couple of agents that I haven’t heard from that I queried 4 months ago and I’ve closed them out (in my mind) because I assume that’s just a no. This particular situation is something different, and I still have hope, but it’s fizzling as time goes by. My main problem is I just have no idea how long is “normal” to wait for certain things to happen and how long means something has changed that you just don’t know about yet. OF course, that’s going to be par for the course in this business, so I’m trying to just be patient. (But sometimes it’s hard!)

  6. I didn’t know you were writing, but I am definitely adding my voice to the others to keep the little flame of hope burning. I had to set it aside for twenty years, but got to come back to it at a different time in my life. I’ve had some shorter pieces published, but my novel-lengths rejected and it can make one lose momentum, but wonderful encourages and your own desire to write can keep it going.

    Nice little haul there. Courting Darkness!!!

    Have a good week, Nicole!

  7. Your blog is amazing. It will take me time to read through all the info. You have the finger on the pulse it looks like. Happy reading all those gorgeous books and chin up on the reading adventures. Stay positive 🙂

    • You’re very welcome! I’m always happy to share giveaways in my Sunday Posts. (I saw your message about this one on the SCBWI message board.) And thanks for your well-wishes on my writing. I’m back to thinking that opportunity might possibly pan out after all–lots of ups and downs in this business! 🙂

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