Posts By: Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Feb 18
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/18/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/18/18

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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): Well, I finished my edit of my MG novel this week (for now—I’m sure there will be more rounds of editing to come!) So now I’m trying to catch up on all things blogging. I’ve finally caught up on comments and I’m trying to get to all the discussion challenge and wrap-up posts read. I’m doing my best but sorry if I haven’t been around in a little while! Other than that, there’s not much else to report this week. Oh, except, I won two more giveaways. Like, it’s starting to get scary, guys (awesome scary, though). 🙂 Here’s… Read more »


Feb 17
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Belles, The Hazel Wood, The Ambrose Deception, The Altered History of Willow Sparks

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Belles, The Hazel Wood, The Ambrose Deception, The Altered History of Willow Sparks

Reviews 27 ★★★★

I’ve got four bite-sized reviews for you today: two YA new releases (one of them is an audiobook), a MG contemp and a YA graphic novel. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! The central messages in this book are fabulous! The book highlights our images of beauty and how far we will go to attain them. This is a society that sees itself as “ugly,” so people will endure great pain (and spend tons of money) in order to “fix” themselves. This is such an interesting commentary on our world, and not that far off from the truth. How many people will go to great extents to achieve a certain standard of beauty? We’re sort of obsessed. Camellia’s personal desire to be the Favorite (an official title of the Belle that works for the royal family) leads to a break in her relationship… Read more »


Feb 14
A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)

A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)

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Well, it’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Or at least it should be. If you need a little more love in your life (and don’t we all?), then you’ve come to the right place. I may not be able to fix you up with Mr. Right, but I can get you together with a few classic love stories that will brighten your day considerably. When Macmillan contacted me to see if I’d like to check out their Collector’s Library, I thought, “Sure, why not? I’d love to add a few more classics to my collection.” But I had no idea how much I would LOVE these books! Seriously, when I opened the box, I squealed with joy and my family was laughing at my excitement. The books are exquisite, with gold leafed edges and ribbon bookmarks, but they’re also adorable because they’re so small. I took a picture with… Read more »


Feb 11
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/11/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/11/18

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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): Today is my birthday!! Since my husband’s going out of time today (and we have a busy day), we already celebrated yesterday. My family made me a super yummy (and super complicated) dinner, and my husband got me tickets to Hamilton!!! We’re going in a couple of weeks, and I’m so excited! I also participated in WriteOnCon this weekend, which has been great help, especially with my query (which I had no idea how to write). Since this was also Danielle’s final swim meet of the season, I’m going to have to go through a lot of the materials later,… Read more »


Feb 10
January 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

January 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

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I created this giveaway to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. Last month’s winner was Megan K. She chose for us to read Truthwitch. Again, I’m running late this month, but I’m going to be picking up the book soon! The Link-Up Check out the January wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway. Didn’t have a chance to link up your wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. The Make Me Read It Giveaway This giveaway has gotten a really positive response and it’s helping me get through my TBR, so I’m sticking with it. Instead of giving away books that I’ve already read,… Read more »


Feb 08
By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell: Review, Giveaway & Questell’s Top Ten Addictions

By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell: Review, Giveaway & Questell’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Current Giveaways, Reviews 18 ★★★★

Buy Links: Who doesn’t love a book about a magical circus? A circus with both a charm and a curse? Sign me up! What Fed My Addiction: The circus atmosphere. I don’t know what it is about a traveling circus or carnival, but I just love this setting. There’s already such a sense of awe and wonder there that it works really well for a fantastical story. Plus, they’re a little creepy (I think I always think back to Something Wicked This Way Comes), which works well for this story. Emmaline’s curse. The curse itself is, again, creepy in all the best ways. Emmaline is turned into something along the lines of a living puppet. She’s solid, her senses are dulled, and she’s suddenly living a sort of shadow life. There was a lot to play with here, and Questell does it well. You couldn’t help but feel sorry for Emmaline as… Read more »


Feb 07
Bite-Sized Reviews of Dare Mighty Things, The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart, The List & Welcome Home

Bite-Sized Reviews of Dare Mighty Things, The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart, The List & Welcome Home

Reviews 15 ★★★½

I’ve got four bite-sized reviews for you today: two middle grades, a YA audiobook and a YA anthology. Unfortunately, I didn’t absolutely LOVE any of these, but I did enjoy them all. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I had high hopes for Dare Mighty Things, but when I started reading it originally, I was in a reading slump and couldn’t get into it. I eventually put the book down and then got the audiobook from the library. This was a good choice for me for this book. I enjoyed the narration by Soneela Nankani—I thought it enlivened the story since the MC’s (Cass’s) voice can be a little dry (she is a very logical thinker and, especially at the beginning of the book is a bit detached from others and from her own emotions). The story was somewhat similar to Nyxia, and I’ll… Read more »


Feb 05
Fun with SPAM!

Fun with SPAM!

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It’s time for a new installment of Fun with SPAM! Ah, the dreaded spam comments … we all know them well. Once again, a crazy comment made it through my spam filter and made me laugh. It reminded me that it was past time to revisit one of my favorite goofy topics: Spam. Once again, I decided to take a peek into the abyss of the Spam folder to find a few gems and imagine … what if I was really going to reply to these random crazy comments? Take a look at what I might say. Right away I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming yet again to read more news. Thank you for the compliment, but I’m a bit nervous for your health. If you keep having your breakfast coming yet again, you should probably see a doctor.  Your child are designed for… Read more »


Feb 04
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/4/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/4/18

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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): My lucky streak continued this week because I won another giveaway (I already received the book from Ann Aguirre, so you can see it below). Apparently, I need to play the lotto—I think I’ve won almost as many giveaways in the last two weeks as I did in 2017! Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week: It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 5th Blogoversary Giveaway! February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway American Panda by Gloria Chao: Authentic and Moving January 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch Next week on FYFA: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton:… Read more »


Feb 03
January 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

January 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

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My Goings On in January: I’ve been working hard on editing my MG project. My goal is to have it done by February 15th because that’s the date I’ll find out if I made it into the writing workshop I applied for (and if I get it, I’ll have to send the book off to them). Teaching! Homeschool co-op classes started back up at the beginning of the month, and they’re keeping me busy. My One Year Adventure Novel kids are writing a chapter a week (they’ll have written 12 chapters total by the end of the semester). They’re finding that writing is harder than they expected, so I’m trying to encourage them to just keep going! Lots of changes with school this month. First off, we visited the local high school for 8th grade orientation and made the decision for my daughter to attend there next year as a freshman…. Read more »