Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Thank YOU Giveaway!!


The other day I was preparing posts on the blog, and I noticed that I was doing my 500th post....

500!!!! Yeah, how insane is that? I'm shocked by it to be honest. Utterly shocked. It felt like just the other day I was doing my 200th post with author Tarryn Fisher. That post freaked me out. I had just read her book and was insanely obsessed with it. She is the sole reason why I decided to give indie authors a chance in the first place. And because of her, I have found some truly amazing books to love and authors to become friends with. Interviewing Tarryn had me having a total virtual fan girl moment!

Then I was on facebook, where I spend all of my free time, which is nonexistent really, and noticed that I was almost at 2k likes. WHOAAA! When did that happen?

 So, I figured a giveaway was in order since I have sooo many awesome followers!!

But first, I have to thank all of my reviewers who have contributed to MSR over the past year. I sure as hell wouldn't have gotten this far if it wasn't for them!! Not only are they a big help with the blog, but I've developed such wonderful friendships with them as well. I adore them so much. I hope one day I can meet each of the girls- Lee Anne, Janna, Nadine, Amanda, Sophie, Alyssa, Crystal, Bridget, Nicoleta, Jovana and Buffy.

I also need to thank the ladies who were there to help me along the way when I first started blogging too, Without them, I wouldn't have never made it this far either. They were there to show me the ropes, take me under their wings and answer all the questions I had- which were a lot. I probably drove them nuts, but I don't care because I made great friendships with them too. Maria @The Queen of All She Reads, Francesca @Under the Covers, Dawn @Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews, Kelly @Books-N-Kisses and Leagh @Romane Book Craze. <3

Most of you don't know this, but I almost gave up blogging this past year. If it wasn't for the Dawn, Maria, Francesca, Leagh and Kelly, I would have stopped. I broke down one day and they were there to talk to me. Again, I have them to thank. xoxox

I recently had my blog revamped. I FREAKING LOVE IT! Tabby @Insightful Minds created it for me. What a Saint that woman is. Bless her heart and the patience she had with me and creating the page. I'm sure she wanted to strangle me by the time it was over. :D

Bloggers. I have met some pretty amazing bloggers along the way and I am so grateful to have. Each one of them is like a piece to the puzzle of my life. I can't believe a because of a book, that I have so many wonderful people in my life now. 

Ok, enough witht he sappy shit, let's get down to business!

I'm starting something new here on MSR!! Every two weeks, I will be giving away a book to a review I post here. It can be of any book to any review, but here's the catch- you need to be an active follower. You don't have to post comments everyday, but active enough on the blog. If I start to get a lot of active followers, I will start it every week. :) I'm not sure what to call it though....

I'm also starting a Jerk of My Dreams weekly post. I can't tell you how many people comment about that shelf of mine on Godreads! So I thought a post like this would be fun to do! I think I am starting it on Friday...but here's a look at my picture that my reviewer, Bridget, made.

I know, I know...I'M  DYING TOO.

Ok so for the giveaway. Finally!

 There will be 9 winner's. This is a US only giveaway- sorry! 

Giveaway #1

  • 1 signed copy of THERE IS NO LIGHT IN DARKNESS by Claire Contresas *donated by author*
  • A signed set of  AVOIDING COMMITMENT & AVOIDING RESPONSIBILITY by K.A Linde *donated by author*
  • A kindle copy of RAINSHADOW ROAD by Lisa Kleypas
  • A kindle copy of AT GRAVE'S END by Jeaniene Frost
  • A kindle copy LETTING GO by Jennifer Foor
  • An ecopy of COME AWAY WITH ME, FIGHT WITH ME & UNDER THE MISTLETOE WITH ME by Kristen Proby *donated by author*
  • 3 bags of swag from various authors

 Giveaway #2

Now, there is one more giveaway. Once I hit 5000 LIKES on facebook, I will give away a signed set of books by Kallypso Masters with bookmarks, pens and trading cards of hers. If you like BDSM romance, then you MUST read Kally's books! Her books do not revolve around sex, there is some hot sex don' t get me wrong, but the series is a plot driven series. The characters and storyline can hold it's own. It's really an amazing set of books. A definite must read.

THANK YOU & Good Luck!!

***If you could think of a name for my review/giveaway/active followers, leave it in the comment section with your email address. If I like it, I will gift you a kindle book of either Down To You by M. Leighton or Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry.***


Ms. Reality said...

Congrats Taryn!!! Thank you for all you do (especially answering all my moronic questions :))


Lori Thomas said...

Good Luck with your giveaways

Dione Sage said...

Congrats! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Seriously made me giddy to see the list of books being given away!

misshalim said...

Congrats on this amazing milestone! Thank you for all your reviews, recommendations and giveaways - you're doing a great job! :)


Under the Covers said...

Awwwww thank you Taryn! *wipes tears*

Jennifer said...


Dawn Bush said...

How about...

The Sweet & Sexy Giveaway!!

It covers your reviews, your followers and your giveaway!!


Tawnya Peltonen said...

Congrats! Suggestion for a name for your followers- Dirty Little Secrets

Christy hall said...

Congratulations and Thank You for the giveaways!

Bookworm Brandee said...

First of all, CONGRATS!! I'm glad you've stuck it out. I truly enjoy your blog! :)

LOVE the idea of Jerk of My Dreams!! Fabulous!!

eta37 said...

Congratulations, Taryn! I'm so happy you didn't give up, this is your passion and I would miss your posts so much!!! You are doing an awesome job!!! I really hold a special place for you in my heart, as I got to know you over the last few months and you are such a sweetheart and such a loyal friend ... xoxo

A suggestion I have for the name of the weekly/by-weekly giveaway would be Secret Romance Lucky Fan ... if I think of others, I will send you a PM.

Love ya, girl!

Sandy said...

Congratulations Taryn! I think you're great and enjoy you. Keep up the good work!

jessiel said...

Congratulations & I enjoy checking out your reviews.

JessieL62 at comcast dot net

Snic said...

Thank you! I find so many great recs here!

kitten18 said...

Delicious Romance Giveaway. lucky42368@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

Congrats! I think you guys are the bomb dot com!

Silverlight said...

Congrats on your success! I'm so glad you didn't give up on your blog, because I would of never found all the great recommendations and authors if it wasn't for yours as well as other bloggers! I know there are times I feel like giving up or there are times when I get into a slump over books/blogging, that's when I take a mini break and rejuvenate!


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