Posts By: Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Nov 11
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/11/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/11/18

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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): This post is going up really late because I had a crazy busy day and this is the first chance I’ve had to finish it. This week I went to my local chapter meeting for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), where author/illustrator/indie publishing company owner Erica Weisz told us about the process of publishing picture books and gave up tips on career planning. It was so interesting to hear from someone who started out self-publishing her own picture books and eventually ended up as a full-fledged indie publisher, Trism Books. Other than that, I’ll admit I’ve… Read more »


Nov 10
Bite-Sized Reviews of Umbertouched, Meet the Sky, Furyborn, and Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Bite-Sized Reviews of Umbertouched, Meet the Sky, Furyborn, and Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Reviews 5 ★★★★

I’ve got four YA reviews for you today, two fantasy, one sci-fi and a contemporary. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book is the high-stakes conclusion to the Rosemarked non-magical fantasy duology. This second book in the duology felt very different from the first, mostly because it focuses on the aftermath of the choices that Zivah and Dineas made in book one and on the battles that ensue. My favorite part of this book was seeing Dineas deal with the repercussions of his dual life—he’s now an outsider to both his own people and the Amparans. He sees the Amparans as the enemy, but he also knows some of them as friends and he understands them in ways he hadn’t before. His own people look at him with distrust and sometimes outright hostility. His struggle to come to terms with these things… Read more »


Nov 07
War of Storms by Erica Cameron: Excerpt & Giveaway

War of Storms by Erica Cameron: Excerpt & Giveaway

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Welcome to my spot on the tour for War of Storms by Erica Cameron, the third and final book in The Ryogen Chronicles. This series is action-packed fantasy that showcases diversity in ways you probably haven’t seen before (especially when it comes to gender), and for that alone it deserves all the praise. If you enjoy fantasy with epic battles and unique magic systems, this series is for you! Excerpt: War of Storms by Erica Cameron “I also saw Sanii and Yorri moments after their bond.” His quiet words take a few seconds to land. When they do, they hit like a boulder. I’d forgotten that. How had I forgotten? Tessen was the one who told me about the bond, and when he did, he admitted that he’d known since the day it happened. “Your brother always felt like he had to chase everyone else’s progress, and it made him wary. He was on guard with… Read more »


Nov 06
Top Ten (Million) Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten (Million) Backlist Books I Want to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read I really will only post ten, even though I could easily choose about a million (as the title to this post implies). For this list, I’m only using books that are over two years old. Just because. And only books I own. The list could still be MUCH longer. 1.Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Susan Dennard’s writing resources are amazing, and I own her books. Why haven’t I read her yet? There is no logic that can explain it. 2. Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes Another author I’ve inexplicably never read even though I’m pretty sure I’d love her books. 3. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner I might lose blogger friends if I don’t read this soon—specifically, Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. I mean, she’s been patient with me,… Read more »


Nov 05
Twilight of the Elves (& The Adventurers Guild) by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos: Review & Giveaway

Twilight of the Elves (& The Adventurers Guild) by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos: Review & Giveaway

Current Giveaways, Reviews 12 ★★★★

This series gives us a fun spin on a fantasy world inhabited by elves, dwarves and humans (not to mention some twisted otherworldly monsters). Zed is half elf and has spent his life trying to prove he’s worthy of attention. He’s always dreamed of becoming a mage and finally gaining status and respect, and he almost gets his dream … until things go wrong. Brock is Zed’s best friend, and he plans to follow in his parents’ footsteps and become a merchant, even if he does like to play the game of life by his own rules most of the time. He has no idea that intrigue awaits him and that his father and the head of the merchants have other ideas for him. When Zed and Brock both find themselves thrown into the Adventurers Guild, they discover that their world is a lot more dangerous and complicated than they ever imagined. They… Read more »


Nov 04
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/4/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/4/18

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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): Nothing too new to say this week. I’m not officially doing NaNo this year, but I’ve made it my goal to finish the first draft of my YA book in November. I did get a request for a full from an agent I met at the conference I went to last week, so that was exciting! Oh, and my daughter had her final swim meet of the season yesterday. It was their Conference meet, and she placed 4th overall for the 500 meter freestyle, which she was thrilled about! Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since… Read more »


Nov 01
November 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

November 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the November monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Say goodbye to warm weather and Daylight Savings because November is here! Hang in there, we’re almost done with 2018… The winner of our September discussion challenge giveaway was Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. She let me surprise her with a book picked from a list, and I don’t know if she got it yet, so I’m not going to spoil which one I sent, just in case. I hope she loves it, though! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are… Read more »


Nov 01
October 2018 Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

October 2018 Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

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  My Goings On in October: October was the month of bookish events for me! I attended (click on the links to read my recaps): The Epic Reads fall tour The Dear Evan Hansen book tour Anderson’s Bookshop’s 15th Annual YA Literature Conference SCBWI’s Prairie Writer’s & Illustrator’s Day 2018 Things I watched:  I’m almost done with The Walking Dead Season 8. I’ve heard that Season 9 gets less ridiculous—we shall see. I watched a bit more of the newest season of iZombie. My husband and I finished a rewatch of all nine seasons of The Office. (I really want to watch some of the new shows that are out, including the new Sabrina show. I hope it’s good!) Instagram: Apparently, I only posted to Instagram once in October. Oops! Features & Discussions: The recaps of the events I went to in October (I already linked to those up above, so I won’t do… Read more »


Oct 30
The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

Dual Reviews, Reviews 10 ★★★★★

(No actual dueling—or even arm-twisting—was involved. Don’t worry, this is a dual review, not a duel review. Sorry if you’re disappointed.) Danielle Hammelef was the latest winner of my Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up “Make Me Read It” giveaway, and she chose to make me read The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White. I’ll confess that I hadn’t given this book much thought it awhile, but it turned out to be a fantastic selection! I read the book and then sent it along to Danielle, and we did a dual review together. Read on to see what we thought of the book… Oh, my goodness, this book is delightful, and we both loved it! I am so thankful that Danielle made me read it. What Fed Our Addiction: NICOLE SAYS: The humor! This book is delightfully witty—I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much when reading. And it’s the kind of humor… Read more »


Oct 29
October Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

October Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

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It’s time for the October Wrap-Up Round-Up! The September giveaway ends in a couple of days, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our October wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly… Read more »