Thursday, October 4, 2012

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY


I can't believe it has been over a year that I started A Tasty Read Review Blog.  I just wanted to take a moment to Thank, firstly, ALL OF YOU...my loyal Tasty Readers, cause without you...I'd just be talking to myself!!  Secondly, to all the wonderful Authors who have taken the time to come by the blog and chat or host a Giveaway...I really appreciate all the support, since without you...I'd have nothing to write about.  Finally, to sites such as NetGalley, Edelweiss and Publishers who send me some AMAZING romances to review, I thank you...cause without you...I'd be BROKE!!

Ok...enough with the mushy stuff...Let's get to the GIVEAWAYS!!!

**GIVEAWAY WINNERS ANNOUNCED, PLEASE CHECK BELOW**

Here is how today is going to work...I have TWELVE books up for grabs...They are a mix of Contemporary Romance, Historical, and Paranormal. 

Each hour, starting at 9AM...I will be GIVING AWAY ONE OF THE FABULOUS READS to ONE OF MY FABULOUS READERS. 

All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT WITH A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS...BUT TO BE ENTERED FOR EACH GIVEAWAY...YOU WILL NEED TO COMMENT EVERY HOUR!!!

But...you will not be told WHICH book is up for grabs...so the MORE you comment, the better a chance you have of winning!! 



Here is a sample of the AMAZING reads I have up for grabs today...

 
*Autographed by Candis Terry
 
 
 


 


 
*Digital Copy (Releasing 10/8/12)

 
 
*Autographed by Candis Terry
 
 
 
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY COMMENTING!!!
 
 
*And the winners are...
 
 
Lessons from a Scandelous Bride- Jen C.
 
The Girl Most Likely To- Amanda G.
 
Until There Was You- Jaclyn
 
Second Chance at the Sugar Shack- Amanda G.
 
Tarnished- Pat L.
 
Tall, Dark and Deadly- Cindy
 
The Lady Risks All- Na
 
Tarnished- Kristy
 
Tarnished- Jane
 
For Love and Honor- Na
 
Naughty or Nice- Jaye
 
Tarnished- Amanda G.
 
 
*All winners and book order chosen by Random.org*
 
I will be contacting the winners sometime today for your mailing information, Thank you to ALL of you who entered, it was so nice hearing from you throughout the day!!!
 
 




57 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for YOU! Your recommendations are always spot on to my taste, and you are a great person!! Happy Blogiversary!!
~Jaclyn

hallhome at hotmail.com

franlori said...

Congratulations!! Always checking out what you have to say! Fran
franlori at optonline.net

Jen C said...

You are my favorite blog! I'm glad I found you! Thanks for sharing all your great reviews and bringing lots of new (at least to me) authors to try out!

luv2readrom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Oops, did I comment too early? ;)

I am so happy to have found you!! Happy Day!!
~Jaclyn
hallhome at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Happy 1 year anniversary! This is a wonderful blog and I've discovered so many great authors because of it!
s.kanavy at att dot net

Amanda G said...

You are the best blogger out there... honest, sweet and amazing!And you have GREAT giveaways too! Happy Blogiversary to you!
mertime at q dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Am I bothering you yet! You are fantastic!!
~Jaclyn
hallhome at hotmail dot com

A Tasty Read said...

Thank you so much for all the well wishes!! Keep those comments coming!! You can tell me anything, we can talk best books of 2012, Favorite Heroes or even just the first romances you have read!!

Amanda G said...

Time to comment and bother you some more :) One year ago I was not a reader at all! Actually I didn't even like to read, then I met you and have read almost 130 book since then! Thank you for sharing so many books and for being such an amazing friend.

mertime at q dot com

Anonymous said...

Can you tell that there is one specific book that I REALLY want. :) I just finished The Bronze Horseman, and is now my favorite book of the year,possibly ever. You may not love it, because it is not a HEA yet...there are two more books. Anyhow, again, thanks for everythng! Happy Day! ;)
~Jaclyn
hallhome (at) hotmail (dot) com

Amanda G said...

So, what got you into reading? What is your one favorite book? I know I have read a lot of your favorites, but what is your #1 all time favorite one?

mertime at q dot com

A Tasty Read said...

Ok, first book that got the teenage Lisa to become a book a holic was The Wind Blows Backward...talk about my first tortured hero!!

After college I got back into reading when my mother in law loaned me one of her romances called Not Another New Years by Christy Ridgway, who is amazing by the way! And believe me it was quite embarrassing to know that my MIL had read this romance, let's just say the sex is....WHOA!

All time favorite is a tie between Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins and See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

Anonymous said...

Are you tired of me yet? Thanks again for opening my eyes to so many great reads. I have read A LOT of books this year, more than any other, and YOU are a huge part of that...so thank you!
~Jaclyn
hallhome (at) hotmail (dot) com

Amanda G said...

Well I have read both Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins and See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson thanks to you! And I can see why they would be your favorites for sure! I think its funny that your MIL gave you such a SEXY romance to read! When I think about writing a book I freak out thinking my mom and grandma would read it and how embarrassing would that be to have them read sex scenes!

mertime at q dot com

Pat L. said...

Happy Bday to you.! This is my bday mo too as well as my sister's and Dad's. Many more.

Pat L. said...

Here I am again. What authors are autobuys for you. Forgot my email on 1PM post.

patoct@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

So many great books this year. My favorite so far has been Sylvia Day's book "Bared to You" the first of the Crossfire Series. The second book in the series just came out and I can't wait to read it. (Hopefully this weekend).
s.kanavy at att dot net

Na said...

Happy Blogoversary! This is a fun and different way to party :) I love all sub-genres of romance so I like that you've included a mix.

cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm back!! I love the question...which authors are auto buys for you...no question, no reading the summary, you buy. :)

hallhome (at) hotmail (dot) com
Jaclyn

Amanda G said...

Back again, lol. Do you prefer hard copy of the book or ebook? Hope you are having a wonderful blogavirsary!

mertime at q dot com

A Tasty Read said...

Auto buys for me are:
Rachel Gibson
Kristan Higgins
Marie Force
Candis Terry
Jill Shalvis
Laura Griffin (amazing romance suspense)
Shannon Stacy
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Christy Ridgway
Jennifer Echols
Simone Elkeles
Jaye Shields (of course)
Lisa Kleypas (amazing writer, contemp and historical)

And so many more!!

A Tasty Read said...

I read mostly digital since I review for NetGalley but some authors send paperbacks and I can devour them too, but for all day reading or all night reading, definitely my Kindle Fire!

And I almost forgot, Christy Reece and Louisa Edwards for my auto buy list!! They are both amazing!

Na said...

I have a lot of the same auto-buy authoirs as you too! Some of mine include:

Lisa Kleypas, Kristan Higgins, Susan Elizabeth Phillips (always fun), Karen Robards (suspense), Carla Neggers, Brenda Joyce, and Sandra Edward.

I know there are a bunch more. Romance is such a great genre and there are many more new to me authors I want to try! Whew :)

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda G said...

Wow, thats quite the list! Is your hubby a reader as well? How many books have you read this year already?

mertime at q dot com

Natalija said...

I wanted to stop by and say Happy Blogoversary! Hope there are many more years to come. Although I prefer paperbacks, I have started to read more books on my e-reader & find it much more comfortable.

natalija (dot) shkomare (at) gmail (dot) com

P.S. It's 10 PM in Italy, so I'll not be able to comment anymore, but I wish good luck to everyone else.

Kristy said...

Happy Blogoversary! I love reading your reviews since I think they're pretty spot on, especially Susan Anderson's latest. Thanks again for being such a wonderful romance reviewer!

kliu107 (at) gmail (dot) com

Amanda G said...

Lets see... what else is there! What book are you most looking forward to it coming out?

mertime at q dot com

Anonymous said...

I love reading these comments, and learning more about your favs. I continue to discover new authors that are fantastic! I don't know what I did before I had my iPad with the kindle app. :)
~Jaclyn
hallhome at hotmail dot com

Na said...

And I'm back :)
I'm reading some of the comments here and The Bronze Horseman is one of my favorite books. It's a love story not romance. There are three books in it but the first is my fav. Howver for feel-good, laugh a lot romance, Dream a Little Dream by S.E.P. rocks!

Jane said...

Happy Blogoversary, Lisa. Thanks for the giveaway.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! You are very kind and generous!!
~Jaclyn
hallhome at hotmail dot com

Jane said...

Lisa Kleypas is an auto buy for me, too. Also on the list are Jami Alden, Barbara Freethy and Lisa Marie Rice.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

A Tasty Read said...

My hubby a reader...definitely NOT!! haha!! He has threatened to burn my books a FEW times!

How many books this year..I want to say around 150...so far...but I still have SOOOOOO many on my TBR list...I swear that list gets longer and longer!!

What am I looking forward to this year?

Fatal Deception by Marie Force (and for anyone who hasn't read the Fatal series...You need to get on it!)

Scorched by Laura Griffin, the latest in her Tracers Series which comes out Oct 30th and I am doing a review of tomorrow...and a GIVEAWAY, so make sure to come back tomorrow and enter

Na said...

I'm planning to start the Fatal series by Marie Force soon. I have several oboks that I have every intention of reading but another book gets in the way!

Happy Reading.
cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda G said...

150 books! Wow, good for you! Thats awesome. This is a great giveaway, thank you so much! Are we driving you nuts yet with all of our questions?

mertime at q dot com

A Tasty Read said...

I want to know what new releases you all are looking forward to? Maybe that can be the question for the next hour?

Tell me what book you would have to bring to a deserted island, cause you couldn't leave without it?

How many books have you guys read this year?

Tell me about you!!

Jane said...

I'm looking forward to Scorched, too. I love all the Tracers books. Also looking forward to Monica McCarty's "The Recruit" and Lisa Marie Rice's "Heart of Danger."

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to Abbi Glines next in her Sea Breeze series later this month. I've read about 130 books, but have a ridiculous number on my TBR, and an awesome friend who sent me a bunch of fantastic YA books that I need to tackle. :)
~Jaclyn
hallhome at hotmail dot com

Na said...

I have read about 80 books this year. An average paperback takes me a couple days. As for my TBR pile it's big and constantly growing.

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jaye Shields said...

Holy hell, I can't believe my name is under Simone Elkeles on your auto-buy list. *the dream come true settles in* So many damn good books on this giveaway list!!!

Jane said...

Depending on how busy I am, I read about 60-90 books a year.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Amanda G said...

I have read 81 books this year towards my goal of 100! Right now I am LOVING Lacey Wolfe books as well as Brenda Minton, Bella Andre and Brenda Novak. Many many favorites but Lacey is top right now!

mertime at q dot com

Aimee Duffy said...

Happy anniversary! x

Na said...

What was your first new to you author that you "finally" read from? Mine was Shannon McKenna's Behind Closed Doors. Still trying to find more new authors :)

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda G said...

Hope you had a wonderful wonderful blogiversary today! You are so very worth celebrating. You do a wonderful job reviewing! Thanks GIRL!

mertime at q dot com

A Tasty Read said...

Christy Reece...I had NO idea that her books were AMAZING and I actually first read the 7th book in her Last Chance Rescue Series first and then had to make my way back to number one.

Also Candis Terry was actually a "new" to me author recommended by Rachel Gibson and boy am I glad I gave Second Chance at the Sugar Shack a chance...I am now a HUGE FAN!!

Kristy said...

I've read over 100 books this year, though I'm not quite sure of the exact number since I went through this reading frenzy at one point where I was reading about two books a day. I just recently got back into reading something other than textbooks and discovered Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series. I'm really liking the Stryker siblings' arc. I hope you're enjoying your blogiversary!

kliu107 (at) gmail (dot) com

Na said...

It looks like I'll have to bump up the Rescue series on my TBR list.

I'm heading off for dinner now and then a book. Thank you for a fun and interactive giveaway. Happy reading everyone.
cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda G said...

Ok, End of the party now. It was fun talking books with you today and learning yet more about you! Have a good night mama!

mertime at q dot com

A Tasty Read said...

Do I have winners for you....

Make sure to check out the original post for all of yesterday's winners!!

And THANK YOU so much for entering!!

Linda Kage said...

Oh, man!! I'm a day late. I subscribe to your blog by email and the email doesn't come until a day after you post. Guess that'll show me I need to pop over in live, huh?! Hope you had a wonderful blogoversary!

Anonymous said...

Getting a late start with entries. Love giveaways. Happy Annivesary!! If I could stay on ket, I'd sing to you.

suepete12(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pat L. said...

Thanks so much. Sent mailing info.
patoct@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thansk for the chance at some great books. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

suepete12(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the next 50 years!Happy Anniverary! Can I win now?

suepete12(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't a person be excluded once they've won in the same contest - seems a little unfair to everyone else - and if it was me I'd give some of them back for others to have a chance. Just sayin'!

A Tasty Read said...

SO SORRY LADIES...BLOAIVERSARY WAS YESTERDAY...WINNERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CHOSEN!!

As far as the rules went, it was a winner for each hour, so whoever commented in that hour was put into the drawing and random.org chose the person to win.

I use Random.org because it is fair. Sorry for those who didn't get to see this post until today, but I only have so many days until my maternity hiatus to review.

Thanks to all of you who enetered and I will be sure to give the next couple of Giveaways LONGER entering times!!

SCORCHED by Laura Griffin is coming Monday

KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Marina Adair is coming on the 12th

SOFTLY AT SUNRISE by Maya Banks is coming sometime next week