Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Week With Tater (29): The One With Defiance, Scarlet & A NYMBC Party

A Week with Tater is a culmination of Stalking The Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and every other incarnation of showing off what your postman brought you. It's purpose is to encourage those lovers of books to share what came their way, by way of wining, begging, borrowing or buying. 

What is going on everyone? I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer!! The heat has picked up over here and it has been wonderful! Except last week when I forgot to put sunscreen on my legs and turned into a lobster! 

But I cant really complain when other places like China and London are flooding! 

Anyways so I have decided to do something different in this post. I have decided to do a bit more of a blog recap and all around update here. Also no video this week because I just don’t have the hours to wait for it to format and then load. It’s starting to irritate me quite a bit! So who knows when my next video will be! But because I won’t be doing a video as often, I might go back to doing this post ever week. I won’t always have books because I have slowed down a lot with buying books. I seriously just have WAY too many already!!! But If I don’t show books, I’ll show other things! So I hope you all will enjoy what is to come!!!! 

Two weeks on the blog! 

Since I'm not doing a video, I’ll write a tiny lil blurb about how excited I am for the book and what not!!! 

Bought/Got Signed 

So I went to another NYMBC event recently and this one was AMAZING!!! It was an author party and was just incredible!! I got to mingle with other bloggers and authors and managed to pick up a couple books I have been wanting! It was also great seeing all these local authors!! As always NYMBC put on an amazing event!!! 

You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay 
I have wanted to read this one for a while and Stacey is one of the sweetest authors I have ever met! And that girl has a SICK style!!! 

Personal Demons by Lisa Derochers 
So I saw book 3 in this series and needed it just for the cover. So I found it was a book 3 (way boo cuz I wanted it now!) and went to hunt down book 1! Needless to say I am in a hurry to read this series so I can go and get book 3 (I wont allow myself to buy books in a series until after I have read and loved the first book in the series.) anyways interesting fact, Lisa HATES the cover!!! Apparently the original photo was all boobs and like out there! Hehe. I still love the covers!! 

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams 
So this is a WAY beyond cool moment I got to have with Avery. I did not know that they were redoing the cover of this for the paperback version. So I saw it there and was like WOW that is the cover! AMAZING! And one of my fav I have seen for this one. So I went up to Avery and showed it to her and she was OMG! I have not see this before! I mean she saw the cover, but not the physical book with the new cover! Amazing moment and hence the amazing note inside! Her first time signing her paperback! So yea, love it!!! And Avery is amazing!! We ended up talking about my morbid fascination with cutting people open (occupational hazard, being a nurse and all) 

False Memory by Dan Krokos 
Another reason I TOTALLY love Maggie and all her NYMBC amazingness is because she surprises people!!! Always follow her on Twitter or FB because you get prizes for just doing the normal share everything with the world! Anyways I got this beauty for posting the even on FB! So thanks again Maggie! Hope you are enjoying your vacation! 

ALA haul pt. 2 

Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough 
I so love a good angel book!!! 

Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel 
This just sounds like such a heart breaking amazing story!!! 

Blind Spot by Laura Ellen 
I have had my eye on this baby for such a long time!!!! Its nice to ology over the cover in the privacy of my own home!! Thehehe yea its hot! 

Defiance by C.J. Redwine 
I hear that this is just one KICK ASS AMAZING book!!! Sooo can’t wait to dive into it!

Prodigy by Marie Lu *signed* 
So I hear this is good…right??? 

Scarlet by Marissa Meryer *signed* 
Mmm hum!!! I hear Wolfe is a hottie!!! 

Fated by Alyson Noel *signed*
Thanks a bunch for Nicole from The Reader's Antidote and St. Martins Press for this beauty!! I have wanted to buy this book for such a long time!!! So glad to have won it!!! 

A bit of a giveaway update 
Don’t forget my 500 (now almost 700) followers giveaway is going on. I will add a handful of amazing book when I hit 700 (currently at 677!!!) so lets get to it!!! You have still the end of the month!!!!! 
Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander

Also the winners from the Kaidan Giveaway have been picked, contacted and verified! And that was a doozie!!! I will be doing the same for my giveaway. I do check every entry and if you don’t do what you say, you get deleted!!! Check out the Kaidan Page HERE for all the winners

Lastly, I have decided to do a comment contest for the month of August. I'm excited about it and will be posting further details, but just get ready!!! I still have so many books to giveaway! And I need the space on myself for all the new books that came in! 

That is all for today! I know it was a lot but I can never seem to shut myself up!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is enjoying the summer!!! 


  1. Great books Tara.
    I am on the arc list for Defiance when it comes out in the UK so I can't wait till those start going out.

    You got some really great ones this week. I have Fated but I haven't read it yet

    ~ Kay

  2. Prodigy!! And it is signed!! That is awesome. I also cannot wait to get my hands on False Memory. I have been dying to read it ever since I first saw the premise. I hope you enjoy all of your noew books! But sorry about the sunburn. Ouch.
    You can check out what books I got this week here!

  3. GIve me Scarlet!!! and Defiance!!! I WANTS!!!!!!! And I'm really jealous about that damned party. FUCK. I wanted to go SO BAD! Damn Comic-Con..... mehhhhhhhhh

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  4. You Are So Undead To Me looks really good! I can't wait to check that one out. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  5. Wow, so many great books, Tara! I really enjoyed Fated! I hope you do too! I need to pick up that angel book soon, hee hee! And who would have ever thought that a wolf could ever be a hottie ;) Can't wait for Scarlet too!
    Enjoy your new reads!!!

  6. Oh, your poor legs!!

    It was a fantastic party ,wasn't it?? So fun---can't wait for the next NYMBC event!

    Ooo, Defiance, I've heard that's amazing! And Scarlet! I can't wait to start that one.

  7. I'm SO INSANELY JEALOUS of Scarlet!! I hope it's AMAZING!! I've also had my eye on Fated -- congrats on the win! You got so many awesome signed books this week. :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

  8. Great mailbox and it was great to meet you @NYMBC . I had a blast meeting all the authors there too.

  9. I hope your legs feel better. Lots and lots of aloe! Did you get sun poisoning too or just a sunburn?

    You have some great books in your haul! I'm very jealous.

  10. You are the queen of signed copies! NICE.

    Answered your football question back on my blog!



  11. I am so jealous of Personal Demons and SCARLET! Oh Scarlet, being British sucks because we barely have any book shows or conventions or signings :(

    Enjoy your reads! :) Your legs look terrible, stay out of the sun a bit! :P#

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  12. I really enjoyed The Alchemy of Forever. I've been wanting to read Personal Demons for a long time. Devine Intervention looks sweet. I love angel books too but don't find too many good ones. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  13. Oh wow awesome signed pretties! Undead sounds so fun! Great haul, chickie!!

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