Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/28/21

February 28, 2021 Sunday Post 29

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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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  • The college search. I spent a lot of time this week helping my daughter look into colleges and summer programs that might help her get into a good school. She wants to go into Environmental Science (probably specializing in something field-related so she can be outdoors for her job). This year has been so weird, but she’s a junior, and we need to start figuring out where she wants to go!
  • The S22i exercise bike. I’m happy to say that, so far, I’ve been good about using my exercise bike at least five times a week. (Granted, it’s only been two weeks. LOL!) I’m feeling great about it—so glad we got this bike!
  • Blogging: So, as soon as I mentioned last week that I was doing great about sticking to a blogging schedule, I totally messed up. I did manage to eke out two posts, but they were crammed in at the end of the week. (And I wouldn’t have managed it if I hadn’t needed to put up the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, which I probably would have forgotten all about if Shannon hadn’t reminded me!)
  • What I Read:
    • I continued reading Legendborn.
    • I’ve been listening to Honor Lost by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
    • I also finished reading my friend Megan’s latest manuscript and sent her my notes for critique.
  • TV We Watched:
    • SupernaturalWe’re still watching season 9 of Supernatural. (We haven’t had as much time to watch lately, obviously.)
    • 24. We’re still on season 3 of 24, too.
    • Shark Tank. I realized I’ve been forgetting this one, even though we’ve been watching it for awhile. My son Noah especially loves this one. He asks if we can watch it pretty much every day after school. We’re up to date on the current season, and we also watched all of season 8 (which was the last one on Hulu), and then we jumped all the way back to season 1. It was really funny to see how different the show was when it started out! The sharks were much meaner back then!
  • Bella’s DNA test results: As always, my pups kept me busy! We started back up with our agility class after a one-week break. We also got the DNA test results back for Bella (I got the kit for my birthday). I thought, instead of just saying what they were, it might be fun to have people guess.

Identify this dog: Let me know in the comments what you think Bella’s mix might be. I’ll post the results next week!

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:


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 WINNER TAKES ALL by Sandra Kitt from The Ripped Bodice to receive a scratch off card with your book–five readers will win a $20 gift card to The Ripped Bodice! (ends 4/5)

Pre-order WITCHES STEEPED IN GOLD by Ciannon Smart OR request it from your local library to receive a digital copy of the first four annotated chapters and the official Spotify playlist. You’ll also receive physical gifts: 1 of 3 TRUST NO WITCH stickers, a tasselled bookmark, a signed bookplate, something edible, and hand-lettered art of a quote from the book. (INT)(ends 4/19)

Pre-order MEET CUTE DIARY by Emery Lee OR request it from your local library to receive a double-sided soft touch print, your choice of one signed bookplate, and a bonus digital after-credits scene!! Hardcover pre-orders will also receive a sticker sheet and a double-sided bookmark. More items will be added when stretch goals are met (two are already met!). (INT)(Ends 5/3)

Pre-order THAT WAY MADNESS LIES edited by Dahlia Adler (with many various authors) from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a book signed and personalized by Kiersten White! Additionally you’ll receive a bookplate signed by many of the contributing authors! (Ends 3/15)

Educators & Librarians: Pre-order ZARA HOSSAIN IS HERE by Sabina Khan to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, a puppy sticker, and a 4″ by 6″ print. You’ll also be entered to win 1 of 4 free virtual 1-hour author visits! (Ends 4/5)

Pre-order SEDITION by E.M. Wright to receive a signed bookplate!! (And there might be some bonus treats.) (Ends 5/17)

Pre-order WITH TEETH by Kristen Arnett from Books & Books to receive a signed, personalized copy. Want a ravioli? dad joke? pick-up line? happy hour beer? drawing of Kristen’s dog??? You pre-order it & name it, you got it. (Ends 5/31)

Pre-order INFINITY REAPER by Adam Silvera to receive an Emil/Ness art print, signed bookplate, and Silvera Support Group wristband. And the first 600 in the US will receive an INFINITY REAPER enamel pin from Epic Reads! (INT)(Ends 3/1)

Pre-order CITY OF SPELLS by Alexandra Christo to win a beautiful book locket necklace with a City of Spells quote (chosen by Alexandra Christo) hidden inside! (UK/IE only)(Ends 3/8)

Pre-order NAMESAKE by Adrienne Young from Malaprops Book Store to receive a signed, personalized copy, an art print, and a sticker. (INT)(Ends 3/9)

Pre-order THE GOLDEN BOY by Michael Sarais and illustrated by Raditya Satmatanu to receive two A5 coloring images and a signed bookplate. (Ends 3/22)

Pre-order THE SURPRISING GIFT OF DOUBT by Marc A. Pitman to receive a signed bookplate and early digital access to Chapters 1 & 2. Order 5 copies to receive a digital values inventory worksheet and goal setting workbook. Order 10 copies to receive a 30 minute Q&A with the author. (Ends 3/22)

Pre-order WHAT THE ROAD SAID by Cleo Wade and illustrated by Lucie de Moyencourt to receive an exclusive print! (US/CAN)(Ends 3/22)

Pre-order BONE CRIER’S DAWN by Kathryn Purdie to receive an 11×17 poster of the gorgeous book cover and 2 double-sided character bookmarks. (INT)(Ends 3/30)

Pre-order THE HALF-ORPHAN’S HANDBOOK by Joan F. Smith OR request it from your local library to receive stickers, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (US/CAN)(ends 4/13)

Pre-order THRILLING TALES FROM THE TREE HOUSE by Max Brallier to receive a pack of exclusive art prints and a signed bookplate. (Ends 4/5)

Pre-order THE SERPENT’S CURSE by Lisa Maxwell to receive 4 vintage-style postcards with messages from the characters, a signed bookplate, and a bookmark. (INT – from one bookseller–see details)(Ends 4/12)

Pre-order IN DEEPER WATERS by F.T. Lukens to receive a signed bookplate & rainbow card. (INT)(ends 4/19)

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!

29 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/28/21”

  1. trin carl

    Exercise biking sounds great. We love biking in MN it seems. People will get those fat tire bikes. I even took a woman to the airport who plans on doing a trek in Arizona.

  2. Kristin

    Ummm… Golden retriever and english setter mix? I’m awful with dog breeds but that would be my guess. I can’t wait to see what breeds she is.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I’m honestly pretty bad about dog breeds too, but I did have a hunch with Bella that ended up being correct. (If it makes you feel better about your perceived lack of breed-identifying abilities, though, every vet and/or pet professional who told us what they think Bella is was wrong. LOL!) I’ll “reveal” the results next week. (cue drumroll) 🙂

  3. Sam@wlabb

    Good luck with the college search. It must be a bit different these days. I remember driving all over the place. I only ever had mutts, so I have no clue what kind of dog Bella is, but that picture of the two together is adorable. And good for you being consistent with your exercise!

  4. Greg

    Good luck to your daughter! Environmental science sounds fascinating. And cute pics of Bella! I don’t know what to guess haha but looking forward to the answer. 🙂

  5. Anne - Books of My Heart

    These weeks are like that. You start out doing one thing and end up with totally something else. I’m obviously bad about guessing breeds; what we thought Lulu was she didn’t have any of any kind of terrier in her breeds. But I’ll give it a shot with some kind of setter but which kind I have no idea. Can’t wait to see the results next week.

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  6. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Good luck to your daughter! I thought about going back to school for Environmental Science, but I already wasted 11 years in college, and the thought of going back makes me nauseous. I’d guess Bella is an Australian Shephard. And maybe a Lab or Golden Retriever? All I know is that she’s adorable.

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