Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/21/21

February 21, 2021 Sunday Post 20

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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):

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  • I finished the first draft of my MG in verse! I’m so excited!! Those of you who frequent my blog know that this was a goal for me in 2020, and then… well… 2020 happened. Honestly, I was really struggling with this book, and I was half tempted to give up. But this week, I actually did it. I finished! I still need to go back and do some editing. I’m definitely not “done,” but I am a major step closer!!
  • We got a NordicTrack S22i exercise bike!
    • I’ve been terrible about working out for the past year or so, and we decided it was time to get back to it. My husband has never been a fan of the elliptical (which we got as a bargain many years ago for only $30 because it had a blown fuse that we replaced for $3), and I’m not crazy about the idea of a treadmill, so we thought a bike might be a good compromise.
    • We debated going with Peloton, but it can take 10 weeks to get one right now. Plus, iFit has fantastic outdoor-themed rides, which really appealed to us (especially to my husband, who would prefer to ride outside), and it has an incline to make those outdoor rides feel even more realistic. Add in about $1000 price difference (by the time you factor in the one year free iFit membership), and the choice was easy.
    • So far, we’re absolutely loving it!! I do wish iFit made it easier to know where to start and would help with making a fitness plan, but I found a couple of Facebook groups that helped with that. It’s only been a couple of days, but I think the whole family is going to get a lot of use out of this bike!
  • Blogging: I’ve still been keeping up with posting at least three times a week (including this Sunday Post), and I’ve actually been sticking to a schedule. I still need to give myself more time for blog hopping, but considering the fact that I finished the rough draft this week, I’m giving myself a break on that.
  • What I Read:
    • I finished listening to The Stars of Whistling Ridge via the NetGalley app.
    • I continued reading Legendborn.
    • I’ve also been reading my friend Megan’s latest manuscript for critique.
  • TV We Watched:
    • SupernaturalWe’re still watching season 9 of Supernatural.
    • 24. We’re on season 3 of 24 now.
  • The fluffs: As always, my pups kept me busy! I didn’t manage to take a single pic this week, though.

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:

Nothing this week!


 Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

  • Sadly, I didn’t do much blog-hopping this week.  🙁

NEW Pre-order Campaigns

Head over to my new Pre-Order Campaigns Page to see ALL of the pre-order deals, including pictures!!

Here’s the list of all the pre-order campaigns that I just added to the list this week:

Pre-order THE SHADOW WAR by by Lindsay Smith to receive a set of character cards! (INT)(Ends 2/28)

Pre-order OFF THE RECORD by Camryn Garrett to receive a signed bookmark and a sticker. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a giveaway. (INT)(ends 5/22)

Pre-order LUCKY GIRL by Jamie Pacton to receive two gorgeous (one with a surprise on the back), a sticker with Jane’s motto “I am enough,” a signed bookplate, and a bookmark with a chance to win a grand prize package. There will be three of these winning ones out there. For every pre-order, the author will also donate $1 to Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle’s Ocean Conservation fund, and you’ll get a “Save the Oceans” sticker to commemorate this donation. (INT)(ends 5/11)

Pre-order MINA AND THE UNDEAD by Amy McCaw from Rabbit Hole Brigg to receive a fang wax melt, a Fang Fest flyer and a New Orleans postcard. (ends 3/31)

Pre-order THE ROCK FROM THE SKY by Jon Klassen from an indie bookstore to receive an exclusive signed print! (Ends 4/12)

Pre-order VULTURE by Bex Hogan to receive an exclusive signed print! (UK/RoI only)(Ends 4/7)

Pre-order THE INFINITY COURTS by Akemi Dawn Bowman (or just be a fan—no purchase necessary) to receive a downloadable coloring page and downloadable character cards! (Ends 4/5)

Pre-order ACT YOUR AGE, EVE BROWN by Talia Hibbert from your favorite independent bookstore and receive a bonus epilogue! (US only)(Ends 3/8)

Pre-order SONGS OF INSURRECTION by J.C. Kang to receive a signed 6×9 double-sided glossy cardstock of the artwork for both Songs of Insurrection and Orchestra of Treacheries. (INT)(Ends 3/11)

Awesome Giveaways:

(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)


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

20 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/21/21”

  1. Sam@wlabb

    Congratulations on finishing your draft! I am just so impressed that you wrote a whole book. And yeah for your fitness purchase. If you and your husband (maybe your kids?) use the bike, sounds like a great investment.

  2. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Yay for finishing your draft! That has to feel great and is such an accomplishment with nothing happening and instead everything has been happening. I hope you enjoy the Nordictrack. I have had different things and I like my old stationery bike and walking and swimming in the neighborhood. Have a lovely week!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  3. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    Congrats on finishing the draft! That’s great progress!

    An exercise bike sounds like a good compromise! I bought one a while back and used it a lot at first, but I had bought a cheap one and it broke. Now I’m trying to decide if I should replace it or go with something else. It’s a hard call, because we have very minimal space for any of the options right now.

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  4. Greg

    Congratulations on the draft! That sounds like an awesome accomplishment. And you’re not too far past 2020 so great job. Happy blogoversary too! 🙂

  5. ShootingStarsMag

    Congrats on finishing your manuscript! I really need to, once again, get back to mine. I stopped for a bit because of pain due to carpal tunnel. It’s still not great, but it hurts a lot less on a constant basis so I’m sure I can get SOME writing done. hah

    -Lauren

  6. Joyousreads

    Ohh exciting! I hope you’ll enjoy your new bike. Yes, Peloton is everywhere so the demand is great.

    Looking forward to reading your book! Still working on my manuscript but I have a cover and it’s mostly done. 🙂

    Good luck with everything, Nicole!

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