Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Birthday!


Happy 1st Birthday to My Secret Romance! Not only is it my blogs birthday, but it's mine as well!

I can't believe it's been a year since I started blogging. When I first started to blog, I had no clue what I was doing. I was completely clueless and to top it off, I could hardly write a review! But it was something I really wanted to put effort in so I pushed and pushed. Writing has never been my strong point and I've always had difficulty with it, but I believe if you keep practicing then you will get better in time. 

Author Sarah MacLean


It wasn't easy at first either. Luckily, I met Francesca from Under the Covers who showed me the ropes. If you don't follow her blog, then you seriously are missing out. She has the COOLEST graphics and posts EVER! I always say when I grow up I want to be like Under the Covers and Guilty Pleasures. They rock. You need to follow. Francesca then showed me to a really fabulous Yahoo! group for Romance Book Bloggers, and without ALL of them, I would have never made it and given up. Just about all the bloggers from the Yahoo! group can be found in my Blog Roll at the top of my blog. These bloggers know their shit and the info they've given over the past year is priceless. I also need to mention all of the woman who contribute to the blog. Without them, I wouldn't be able to post each day, or interview authors as much, or schedule interviews with new authors that I've never heard of but they love and wanted to share. THANK YOU!!!! I love all these woman! xoxoxoox


Author Maya Banks
Alright, so I waited until the last minute to post this like a moron. As I look at the clock, it's 11:23 pm, and I'm rushing to get this out. Why did I wait, you ask? Simply because I didn't want to acknowledge my birthday, but since I knew it was my blogs birthday as well I have no choice. I need to thank you all. :)  I may be fairly young still, turning 28 today, but who the fuck likes to celebrate a birthday unless you're turning 18 or 21? Ok, 25 was fun to hit, but it hasn't been fun since. NO ONE likes to turn another year older. All I can think of is wrinkles, weight gain, varicose veins, and saggy boobs. All of which can be fixed, but you still, you can't turn back time.


Eric from TRUE BLOOD!!



Right now, I am all over Indie authors. I.CAN'T.GET.ENOUGH.of them. As much as I love them, I wanted to take it back to when I started reading to the authors who hooked me from the beginning. These are authors whose books I've read multiple times and I.CAN'T.GET.ENOUGH.OF.THEM either. I've decided to do a giveaway with them...a paperback giveaway! Lately it's been all kindle books since it makes life much easier, but when Borders closed I bought tons of books. I couldn't bare to see these books thrown out, so I bought double and triple of some of them.

So here is what I'm giving away in honor of my blog's birthday. But first, I need to thank all the followers and say, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING and reading, and posting! Whether you're following via Twitter, Facebook, Linky, Google Friends Connect, ect., I don't care. Just know I thank you and so do all the reviewers here. 






Ok, so I couldn't get this posted last night because my computer was moving slower than molasses. Sorry! But those are the books I'm giving away- three paranormal and one suspense. Why, you ask? Because my love of reading all started with paranormal romance and I read it for three years straight. I wanted to branch out but wasn't sure where to start and a friend turned me to Pamela Clare. The rest is history.

Enjoy the pics of some of the authors I met this year...and ERIC!

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62 comments:

Karyn Khoo said...

Happy Birthday! :D

Megan said...

Happy Birthday to you & your awesome blog!

Kelsey Summer said...

Happy Birthday. I haven't read any of these books yet, but I would love too!

kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday To you and your blog Taryn! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Taryn! -Bridget

Maria D. said...

Happy Birthday Taryn and Happy Birthday to My Secret Romance! I hope you both have a great day:)

Angie F said...

Happy birthday AND blogoversary! That's awesome!

I haven't read these books, but I do own one by Pamela Clare. :)

Selena-Lost-In-Thought said...

Happy Birthday Taryn!!!

Shannon Daniel said...

Happy Birthday Taryn! Hope you have an awesome day!!

Tessa Wright said...

Happy Birthday to you! I haven't read any of these books.....yet!

Irene Velazquez said...

Happy Birthday Taryn! All of these books look so good! Enjoy your day ; )

Julie said...

I have not read these books, but they do look interesting! Happy Birthday to you and your blog! :)

justinnjaimi05 said...

Happy happy birthday! :)

Becca said...

I haven't read any, but they're all going on my TBR pile on goodreads!!

HAPPY BITHDAY!!

June M. said...

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARYN :)

The only one of the books that I have read so far is ECSTASY UNVEILED. Love Larissa Ione's books, great characters, a great world, and great, sexy stories.

Michelle Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!

I've only read the Kresely Cole series and it was amazing.

Best to you!
Michelle Kelly
@AnotherLookBook

Holly1218 said...

Happy birthday!

misshalim said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog <3 Wishing you happiness and good health!

And oh my! I love the picture of you and Eric Northman :) Lucky you!!

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Lyndsay M. said...

Happy Birthday Taryn!!!

Teri Beth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your blog!! :)
I haven't read any of those books but I would love too!

Lilly Doe said...

Happy Birthday Taryn :)

Danielle James said...

I haven't read any yet but I would love to start. Congratulations and thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

miki said...

Happy Birthday and blogoversary!!! I hope you have fun
best wishes^^

i haven't read any of those books so if this giveaway is open to international i would be delighted to enter ( i'm not fond of kindle at all so paperback are wonderful for me)

all the best

Brandy R. said...

I have not read any of the books but they are on my list!!! I have heard good things about pretty much all of them! can not wait to get to them! :)

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog. I have not read any of those books.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

happy birthday Taryn to you and your blog.
Lee:)

Marissa said...

Happy Birthday Taryn! I hope you enjoy your day!

Becky Lowe said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!! :)

eta37 said...

I have not read any of these books, but I love the covers.

Nicoleta D.

JoAnna said...

Happy birthday!
I've read Coyote's Mate and Ecstasy Unvieled. Not the other two.

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!!! :)
I haven't read any of these books! I need to get onit!

Alyssa S. said...

A little late in the day, but Happy Birthday!!!!! :)

SusĂș said...

Happy Birthday! :D
I haven't read the books but...some of them are going straight to mi TBR ;)

erin said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway. haven't read them... they look great!

karla said...

Happy Birthday Taryn to both you and your wonderful blog! You've done an amazing job! Hope you had a beautiful day!

Allyson said...

Happy Birthday to both you and your great blog! I understand I turn 30 in January:(, I think I have decided I'll just turn 29 again;) Hope you have a wonderful day and Congratulations on your first birthday!

laurie said...

Happy Birthday to you & your awesome blog!

DANIELA said...

Hi!
First of all, Happy B-Day!!!!
Then, I haven't read these books yet :)

laura troxel said...

Happy Birthday!!! I havent read any of your books yeat,but would love to.
lauratroxel@yahoo.com

LexieA said...

Happy Birthday. All best wishes and a lot of amazing books :)

Brandi Bradford said...

I've never read these books, but I love paranormal romance!

Gabrielle Lee said...

Happy Birthday!
I have not read these books but am a big fan of the authors.

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

50 and counting said...

Eaty to move around in blog. Easy on the eyes.

Taryn @MySecretRomance said...

I am blown away by everyone's comments! Thank you all soooo much!

I'm also blown away by the fact that so many of you haven't read these books! I wish I could everyone of you a copy of each!

Thank you all again!

Angela Mclaurin said...

Happy, happy birthday!

Carin said...

Happy Birthday, nope haven't read any of those. Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

mariehahn13 said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog! :)

I have not yet read any of these books, but would absolutely love to :)

Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

Marie
songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

Denise Gardner said...

Happy birthday to you and your blog. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to read this.
denise.gardner69@gmail.com

Na said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday week! The books are new to me. Thanks for the chance to read them.

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday! I have not read any of the books but they are now on my list.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

LM said...

Happy Birthday!!! I've read 2 of the books shown!
modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

Joy said...

No, not as of yet. Thanks.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Tina B said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog!!!
I have to admit that I am VERY jealous that you got to meet and touch Alexander Skarsgard! ;)
I bet he smelled and felt good, huh?
C'mon, you can tell me. :)

States of Decay said...

Happy B-Lated Birthday!!!!

Megan said...

Yay! Congrats on one year!!!

Di said...

Happy Belated Birthdays!

No - haven;'t read any of these (yet)!

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday! I have read several of the authors but not these books.

Angie McKeon said...

Happy Birthday my love!!!!! Love your blog and giveaways <3 and I think you are the best reviewer ever!! ;)

Beckey said...

I have read Coyote's Mate and Ecstasy Unveiled ..

The others, I have heard of but never picked up and read

Beckey

Beckey said...

PS Happy Birthday :)
Hope your day is wonderful

Jolene and Family said...

Happy Birthday!!!

The only one I've read was Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione. I love the Demonica series!!!

Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win

Jolene A

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