Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop

I’d like to hug Tayrn from My Secret Romance Book Reviews for all of her hard work putting this hop together. *squeeze* Thanks Hon!

The  Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop says it’s for us to share a book read this  summer that is HOT. Whether it’s a steamy historical, a sweet contemporary or an erotic romance, share my favorite sizzling read.

Well, the book I’m engrossed in now is so good I’m going to give away a copy! I’m reading Hearts of Darkness by Kira Brady. It’s the first full length novel in the Deadglass Trilogy. I am so impressed by the characters and the world building involving Norse mythology, Native American legends, dragons, shape-shifters, ghosts, oh my! I LOVE the heroine Kayla and the male protagonist, Hart, makes me melt. *sigh* See? I picked the book cause it’s steamy, unique and a breath of fresh (moist Seattle) air into my paranormal romance reading habits. And I’ve been reading it while I’m in my hotel room recuperating from the Iowa State Fair! I’ll post more on that later. And I’m going to vlog on this book soon. <g>

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Sweet, Sexy, Scorching Hop day 3 playing with Lexxie Couper

Yay! Day 3 of the Sweet, Sexy, Sorching hop. Come play with us 🙂 The blogs participating are on the bottom of this post. Click around and find out which of us has the “Guess Who” question. How did you do yesterday? Our guest was Sandra Bunino. Click here to see that post and visit Lori’s Book Blog  for yesterday’s question if you want to play the game and catch up. 🙂 Be sure to visit each blog today and take a look at our guest author.. Every week there will be winners and at the end of the game a Grand Prize- which is EPIC! Look at the description of the prize pack on the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. WOW!

Today it’s all about Lexxie Couper

One person will win an ebook from Lexxie’s backlist

and a packet of Tim Tams.  US/INT giveaway

 I want this book so bad. It’s on my TBB list (To Be Bought) 🙂

Be sure to follow the hop to all the stops to try and figure out the ‘Guess Who’ post. If you would like to be in the drawing for the grand prize, please make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter form. It only needs to be filled out once from one blog each day to be entered. Thank you for playing with us and good luck!!

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Sweet, Sexy Scorching spotlight on Eve Berlin’s Edge Series

Yay! Day 1 of the Sweet, Sexy, Sorching hop. Come play with us 🙂 The blogs participating are on the bottom of this post. Click around and find out which of us has the “Guess Who” questions (ummm HINT lol it’s NOT me today) Then visit each blog and take a look at that day’s author. We are posting excerpts and info showcasing an author who’s playing the Sweet, Sexy Scorching Game.

Today it’s all about Eve Berlin AKA Eden Bradley

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Sweet, Sexy, Scorching book event preview….

I would like to thank My Secret Romance, Day Dreaming and The Smutty Kitty for organizing this event and for all their hard work! ((((hugs))) Girls! Also, a big shout out to all my book blog partners 🙂 I am so excited to be involved in this hop with ya’ll.

I read. I read romance. I picture myself saying that like Rachel Weisz character in The Mummy says, “I’m a librarian” almost victoriously, (and a bit tipsy Ha!) I’ve always read romance and enjoy a story so much more when there is a romantic element. Love is all you need, right? Right! There are so many of us who read the romance genre  (top selling genre stats) and we have lots of choices for what we read. I read it all depending on my mood. :p I read sweet stories, sexy ones and scorching ones. And I really loathe the term “Mommy Porn” So I had no problem getting on board with this event and I am very much looking forward to sharing the variety of stories from the participating authors starting on Monday!  The following is a post written by our hosts explaining how this hop will work.

((hugs)) Kat


There has been a lot of hype in the media lately regarding “mommy porn” books and the use of ereaders to hide what we’re reading. While we love our ereaders something fierce, it doesn’t mean we’re ashamed of what we’re reading. In fact, we love erotic romance books and want to share it!

Hot Summer Nights Giveaway Hop + Interview + excerpt with Amy Lane!

the book nympho

What a fun hop idea! Thank you to Bona Fide Reflections and The Book Nympho for putting this hop together. 🙂

They ask… Is there a book or a series that gets you all hot and bothered? A hot couple or hero/heroine that makes you all melty? Are you left wanting more or completely satisfied after your read?

Amy Lane’s Little Goddess series immediately came to my mind. I love, love, love these books. I ordered the first book, Vulnerable, from Amazon in 2009 and had to order all the sequels available at that time Wounded and Bound. Since then Amy has released the fourth book, Rampant and some companion stories too. *sigh* I am so in love with Cory and company. So in love with them that I’ve bought this series multiple times, in print for me and a friend and in ebook too.

I asked Amy if she would be my second ever  interview for The Book Tart and she graciously said yes! She Rocks! 🙂 She also gave me a yummy excerpt from Vulnerable. It’s the scene when Cory meets Adrian. *daydreaming* OK I’m back! And as an extra bonus she also is letting me share a short story (click here) set in The Little Goddess world too! I <3 Amy!

The prize for this hop is an ebook of Vulnerable.

(if you own it already, then another title from her books )

Entry form and the link to the other participating blogs is at the bottom of this post.

This contest  runs from July 18th, 12:01 am EST to July 22nd, 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter and contacted via email and on The Book Tart and will have 48 hours to contact me regarding their choice of ebook from Amy.

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Small Blogs Big Giveaways Blog Hop!


small blogs big giveaways romance edition july giveaway Hi! Welcome to The Book Tart. I am so excited to be a part of this hop. I launched (hmmm… that makes me sound like a ship!) ummm premiered? Introduced? Started?this website in April and it went live-ish the first day of The Romantic Times Book Convention.  But this baby has been in the works for much longer- over two years in fact! I call it my baby elephant <g> I started dreaming in 2010 of a place that would collect all the new fiction release titles into one searchable lists because I was so tired of hunting for what new books came out on what days. The new release option shows you their top 100 popular new releases by genre, but I knew that wasn’t everything that came out. And all the other sites I checked, I could see the new books but not the date! *hair pulling* I was so frustrated! I thought there’s got to be a way. Soooo, I hired a programmer and I am close to having my dream come true. Take a look at my New Fiction Release database and you can select a month and then narrow that down by an exact date, like Tuesday, July 17th, and then scroll through the print titles listed alphabetically by author. My geeks are still working on a way to add digital releases and a wish list function. But we are getting close 🙂
Reading is my passion, my grand obsession, if you will. I love to talk about books, review books I enjoyed and get primped up in my pin up wardrobe and vlog about books too. Oh! I have two other contests right now. The Hot Jocks In July for a chance to win a $10 gift card and the Celebrate July contest to win 4 books and some fun swag.
I look forward to meeting all ya’ll .
(((hugs))) Kat
The Book Tart

The biggest international giveaway online –
12 winners total!


How to win the  books!
Winners will be able to choose from the big stash of prizes, it’s one BIG giveaway! You only need to enter it once via the rafflecopter tool (through any of the participating hosts. It’s different from a giveaway hop, where each blog hosts their own  giveaway).
To each host you visit and fill the form, you’ll receive one entry!
For this giveaway there will be  7 winners, one for each gifcard + 5 more winners choose at least 5 books  from the prize list!

Organized by: Reading Romances

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Hot Jocks in July Hop

 Yay! A blog hop celebrating hot, muscle-y, athletes. Really what’s NOT to love? <g> Thank you to  Guilty Pleasures and Under The Covers for hosting this sport themed hop and giving me an excuse to share my favorite JOCK romances.

Thank you for stopping by little corner of the web. The Book Tart is three months old and still learning to keep her head from wobbling! I started this site to celebrate my love of fiction and to have a database for me (and you too, hopefully) to scroll through all the new fiction releases by date. Take a look at my New Fiction Release and play around 🙂 You can select a month and view the new books by their release dates! A wish list function is in the works and the ability to add ebook editions too.

The prize from The Book Tart is for a $10 gift card from Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s preference) in hopes that the winner will purchase a book from my favorite sports series written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, The Chicago Stars series.

This contest in open to international entries and runs from July, 10th, 12:01 am EST to July 17th, 11:59 pm EST. To enter please leave me a comment and tell me who your favorite athlete is. The winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter on July 18th and notified via email and in this post. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good Luck! 🙂

Don’t forget to visit the other great websites participating in this blog hop. They are listed at the bottom of this post.

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Celebrate July Contest

Celebrate July with The Book Tart!

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

My pursuit of happiness includes reading … and I have lots of books! So as I was sorting through my collection I found a few duplicates in mint condition. Two of them I accidentally bought and the others were given to me. I am sharing the joy and also giving away some book swag as well.

The prize pack includes

a tote bag from Debbie Macomber

various swag from Lori Foster, Coreene Callahan, Alma Katsu, Maureen O’Betita and more…

bookmarks from Eden Bradely, Bronwyn Green, Sidney Ayers, Andrew Peterson to name a few

A purple XL T-shirt with a yummy hunk on it (unfortunately not in it!) from Jade Lee

A cosmetic bag from Sabrina Jeffries with book marks too 🙂

plus 4 books!

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