January Monthly Roundup: Review Requests, New Releases, Filipino Special

I really don’t want to say time flies… yet it does, alas. πŸ•š So here we are again at the end of the month, which also means it’s back to the monthly grind at work for me. Before that, though, here’s a recap of bookish news and whatnot for January! πŸ“š

Blog News

I’m still not entirely caught up with my TBR pile (c’mon, let’s be real, who doesn’t have a mountain for their TBR 🀣) but as I’ve mentioned a while back, I’m now open to taking book review requests, both directly and through Scripts and Reviews.

I meant to showcase my first review within January, but offline matters have prevented me from being online for as much as I wanted to. Stay tuned for February, though! πŸ₯³

Book Releases

If you’re on Twitter (and if you are, let’s be moots? πŸ₯‚) and you’re following an indie author, you probably know about (and have had enough of πŸ˜…) these #writerslift things that are going up on a fairly regular basis. I find them a neat way to meet and connect with other authors, though, as well as help promote their work. However, to keep from spamming everyone’s feeds, I’ve decided to keep my own #writerslift tweets on a monthly basis beginning… well, last Sunday, when I put up my official January #writerslift.

That said, here are some of the books I learned had been released in January. It’s not a long list because I hadn’t really been actively looking β€” again, due to offline circumstances β€” but feel free to let me know if you have any and I’ll be happy to add it to this list. Or to add you to February’s, which is a post that’ll be coming up next! πŸ˜‡

The Filipino Special

I hadn’t planned on doing one of these at all, but I came to know about a bunch of upcoming releases and meet more authors from my home country, so I thought I’d give them a boost too πŸ₯³ Strangely enough, I don’t have much of a connection with the local writing community at the moment β€” probably because my book isn’t related to the Philippines yet β€” but I hope to rectify that with these linkages as well as some projects I’m currently involved in. (Which I’ll talk more about in February 🀫)

And how could I not, when these writers are really nice and cool? Plus pogi points, as we say here πŸ˜‰

That’s it for me this month, friends! 😘 How about you, what have you been to up lately?

Got a book you’d like me to review or an author you’d like me to feature? Drop me a line! πŸ’•

Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime? Grab a copy of HOTEL FEN, an urban fantasy novel by Meri Benson and Marie Sinadjan, from your favorite ebook and print store and from CentralBooks, Shopee or Lazada for those in the Philippines! For fans of Norse mythology, magic and fantasy, star-crossed romances, stories of vengeful old gods, and diva black cats.🐺 For the original soundtrack, head on over to Spotify! 🎼

Published by Marie Sinadjan

Filipino author, singer-songwriter and musical theatre actress. Loves writing fantasy short stories and composing songs for books. Also loves coffee, traveling and watching the stars. Married and based in the UK.

23 thoughts on “January Monthly Roundup: Review Requests, New Releases, Filipino Special

  1. Hi, Marie! It’s hard to believe January is almost in the rear-view.
    Last week was a crazy one for me between commitments at home and a backlog on the day job. I pretty much disappeared offline but am now coming up for air again.
    Still reading through all, and managed to knock a few books off my TBR. Of course, I added double that during the same time, LOL!

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    1. Hi, Mae! Great to see you again πŸ˜„ It seems like the craziness of January is same across the globe, haha. I hope you’re doing well regardless.

      Also very much the same with my TBR pile. We really are dragons hoarding treasure, haha 🀣

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  2. Yep, I can’t believe we’re just hours from February! No matter how fast I read, my TBR just keeps growing. Great list of books, Marie. I read and enjoyed Pour It On by Staci Troilo, and I’ll have to take a look at the others. Thanks for sharing πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Good morning from February, Harmony! πŸ˜‚ Yeah, I totally feel you with the TBR. I still have to catch up with Staci’s works, and yours too which I have in my TBR haha. The list only grows longer, never shorter! And thank you for dropping by 😘

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  3. Agreed with all that’s been said. I don’t know how we’re already a month into the year, and my TBR pile is laughably out of control. Glad to know I’m in good company.

    Thanks for including my latest release in with your announcements. I really appreciate it. Hoping your life settles down soon. (Actually, I’m hoping that for all of us!)

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    1. Cheers to a never thinning TBR pile! πŸ₯‚ Haha. And thank you, Staci. 😊 I’m hoping that for all of us too! And I hope to get more time to work on my personal writing projects. My co-author and I are sprinting to the end of our draft of the Hotel Fen sequel, which doesn’t leave room for much else atm with me having a day job and all. But at least I have internet back now, small wins! πŸ˜„

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Gwen! 😊 I’m always on the lookout for new releases from the Story Empire group, and if I missed any in the past, that’s only because I’ve had quite a crazy situation offline the last two months, haha. I’m sure to read Staci’s stuff soon and let you all know what I think, but I’m pretty certain I’ll enjoy it πŸ˜„

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    1. I’m from the future so I’m already two days into February, haha. And isn’t that the truth about our TBR lists. It also doesn’t help that I’m getting daily emails from BookBub and there’s almost always a book with a gorgeous cover that’s free πŸ˜‚

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    1. I still can’t even if I’m already two days into it, Joan πŸ˜‚ And thanks for coming by to share some love for Staci’s book! I can’t wait to read it and I’m excited to once more behold Staci’s storytelling magic 😊

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