As I reflect upon my first year as a published author (or rather the first three months, but who's counting?), I must give thanks to my family, friends and community for their unwavering support. It has been a whirlwind of emotions, ranging from downright panic to euphoria, and there is no way I could have survived without my loved ones. THANK YOU! I also thank my lucky stars for the positive reception of First Sun. I can honestly say I have received nothing but unsolicited enthusiasm from all who have entered my imaginary world, including third party reviewers. Below I have copied and pasted some of my favorite review comments from third party reviewers who participated in First Sun's recent blog tour. All blurbs below are just portions of full reviews, but all are from separate reviewers. If you would like to see the reviews in their entireties, visit my book on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I TOTALLY appreciate all of my friends and family for taking the time to post reviews to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads. EVERY review counts in the internet world, so keep 'em coming! I'm just highlighting these reviews because they are the fruit of my recent blog tour. :)

"What could possibly have better to do than to start reading this book right here?!! It's a great read! Mystery, thriller, romance all in one! It was hard to put it down and had me turning the pages like crazy trying to figure out what was going to happen next!"

"This book is amazing. I cried so much but there at points that were funny and lots of romance. I recommend this book and seriously hope there is another one after this to find out what happens next."

"First Sun is an action-packed thrill ride bursting with blossoming romance, horrifying government secrets, and impending doom that will sweep you off your feet in dizzying anticipation. THAT ENDING. It will probably kill me waiting for the next book. Prepare to go through serious withdrawals and the urge to throw things."

"I cannot wait to find out what happens next for them and the world. This book was very well written with great characters. Eden’s mom was funny and they had a great relationship. Eden goes through a lot emotionally throughout the book and learns just how strong she truly is and what she is willing to do for the people she loves. Andrew also learns a lot about himself as well as some of the things his father has to do and go through as the president of the United States. I look forward to learning more about the characters and what they go through next."

"The twist and turns in this book were fun! I can't wait to read the next book to see how this story ends."

"I was hooked on this book from page 1. There were enough story lines to keep me engaged, and the plot flowed really well. The book is very well written, and I sure HOPE there is a second book in the works."

"Tara Tolly has managed to create a novel that will make you run through a whole range of emotions from "aw, that's sweet" to "damn you, you bastard!", not the least of which is, "What in the heck would I do? OMG I don't know." I was really not sure how to write this review without giving anything away, the story was just that fantastic, and I wanted to tell you all about it. I do hope that you will pick up this well-written, well-researched novel for yourself and enjoy it as much as I did."

"I fell in love right along with Andrew and Eden. This is a fantastic story. I felt like I was right there with them. Eden was scared of Andrew at first, because of the tabloid stories, but once she met the real Andrew things changed. Then how to you feel about the end of the world? How would you prepare? This is a must read book."