Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Week With Tater (31): The One with Onyx & Giveaway Winners

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’s cracking dudettes (dudes if there are any male readers…are there any???) I'm not going to do a vlog today because I don’t feel like fighting the computer to get it loaded and crap. Besides I think I'm being punished for staying up late last night (or it was really early morning) because my allergies are acting up and you don’t want to see me all snotty! So you will just have to picture my fangirl moments the best ya can!!!

The past two weeks have been going great! I found a print your own blog planner and have been using it to get organized and to help me schedule post ahead of time (cuz damn if that doesn’t make blogging easier!) One thing it has helped me do is schedule my reviews! What's great about that is it’s making me accountable for writing more reviews!! I'm so proud of myself for posting 3 reviews in the past two weeks and I have more to come!! I'm so excited because they are really great!!!

So enough rambling, I’ll just get right to the books!!!


Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling- Soooooooooooooo I couldn’t help myself, I have been on a crazy HP movie watching binge and it has caused me to want to read the books again!!! It has been a while since I read them and I finished book 1 recently and am so ready for this one!!!

Wake by Amanda Hocking- So I totally grabbed this when it was a lightening deal on Amazon!! I got this sucker for 4 bucks!!! How fricking AMAZING!!!! And damn if the cover is so fricking shinny!!! It feels like a shiny silver fish!!! Also the trailer for this book is killer and I can’t wait to read this!
SOOOO shiny!!! The rainbow?? Yea its all shiny and reflective!! 
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout- HELLO HOT FUCKING ALIEN BABIES!!!!! Yea baby!! I know I had an ARC of this but having a physical copy is just fucking awesome!!! I may have pet this and slept with it…maaaaaaaaaybe!!! You know I love this series and the links to my reviews are below!!! It’s so pretty!!!!


Empty Net by Toni Aleo & Shirt- So my amazing friend sent me this BEAUTY!!!!! I about craped myself because this book holds a special place in my heart!!! For those who don’t know, Toni allowed me to be her critique partner for this book so I have been with her on the whole journey but it’s AMAZING to see this book finished and in print!! I can’t tell you how amazing I feel this book is!! And I love you Toni!! Thanks for sending me Tate!!


Crash by Nicole Willams – Got this one from the Author for an upcoming blog tour!! I'm so excited because I hear great things about this book!

Silver by Talia Vance - Another one for a blog tour. This one is from netgalley and I'm super excited because she is a local author!

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines- OH HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! I got this one a while ago and I actually finished this this morning (like 4 am morning) and damn! It’s so good!!! My review will be incredible and coming soon! I mean god!!! I love Cage and mmmmmm yea…that’s

On the blog
Like I said, it has been a great couple weeks on the blog! I got three reviews posted (which make me so proud of myself) and its perfect timing for the release of Onyx by Jennifer.  I can't wait to post more reviews!! Also two GREAT covers posted! A new one by Abbi Glines for her new paranormal novel coming and also a series redo from Toni (and oooooo lordy are they sexy!!!!)

Cover Revel: Options by Abbi Glines
Review: Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reivew: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
700 Followers & Giveaway Update

So speaking of my giveaway. It has taken me WAY to long to pick winners and I am going to rant a bit here. So I have FIANNLY verified all my winners. The list is below but I must say that I'm disgusted. I went though all 6000+ plus entries verifying that you actually did what you said you did. I had to remove over 1000+ entries because people did not do what they said. It’s quite disgusting. I only went through those worth more points (comments, email subscriptions, blog button stuff). I also had to remove 4 people completely because they made duplicate accounts and entered twice! SERIOUSLY?!?!?! I'm disgusted as all get out!!!! I wont rant and say what I really want to say, but just know in the future, I do check the damn entries!!! ALL OF THEM! And if I catch a cheater, I take you out. It’s not fair to everyone else who entered. Anyways, enough of my ranting.

Giveaway Winners
Shatter Me: Brittany S. 
Grave Mercy: Ann S. 
Trying To score Swag Pack: Val (Stuck In Books) 
I Hunt Killers: Jenny C. 
Shine: Maneesha H. 
The Disenchantments: Beth D. 
The Nightmare Garden: Cheyenne T. 
Revived: Tayte H. 
Death of a Kleptomaniac: Magie C. 
Empty Net: Adriana N. 
Onyx: Captivated Reads 
Cinder: Sarah K. 
The Scorpio Races: Veronika B. 
Under The Never Sky: Megan P. 
The Mocking Birds: Randi M. 
Starters: Amarilys A.
Envy: Shreya G.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  1. Congrats to the winners!

    I am SO jealous that you got Silver! I am DYING to read it! Can't wait to see what you think!

  2. I advance ordered an ebook of Onyx but I can't read it until the 14th!! I'm totally dieing waiting to read it! And 4 bucks is a crazy good deal on Wake, can't wait to see what you think ^^

    Happy Reading!

    My Stacking The Shelves

  3. Okay I will refrain from SQUEE!!! for Onyx. Okay maybe not.

    Hope you love While it Lasts. Loved it.

    StuckInBooks STS


  4. I'm so jealous of Wake it's so shiny! I hope you enjoy everything!

    My IMM =)

    Paige @ Comfort Books

  5. Awesome haul! ONYX!!! I'm jealous! I have it pre-ordered for my kindle so I have to wait til Tuesday to read it! And Wake! I'm picking up a copy of it from the library this week! And Silver! It comes out on my birthday! Lol. Enjoy all your books!

    My StS

    -Brittani :)

  6. Lots of lovely books there! Wake looks just my kind of thing, so on the wishlist it goes. Happy reading :)

    My Showcase Sunday video post

  7. Congrats to all the other winners! And thank you again, Tara. :)

    Yay! Can't wait to hear what you think of Silver; it sounds really interesting. Happy reading!


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