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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Christmas in July with a short story from Amy Lane

Amy Lane gave me a short Little Goddess Christmas story that she has posted on her site (there are other free stories too)  for me to share here on The Book Tart. Cocklebur’s Christmas is set after Rampant, book 4 in the series, but really it is a peak into Green’s past. It contain strong language (the swears lol) and an m/m elements. I love seeing the relationship between Cory and Green and it makes me miss them more. Write faster Amy! Please click HERE to go to the Hot Summer Nights giveaway post with a fun excerpt from Vulnerable, an interview with Amy and a chance to win Vulnerable (one of my all time fav books!) or if you already own that, pick another book from her backlist. 🙂

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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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List of The Lovestruck Hop Prizes plus a poll of your fav fiction romantic couple

Well! Phew! “*rubs tired eyes* I’ve been hopping on my computer for a few hours now (it’s a wonder it’s not squished flat!) I clicked on EVERY link in the Lovestruck hop and made a list of the prizes for you. Remember today is the LAST day to enter and there are some amazing giveaways and some very very cool sites participating. *nods head* I would know, I looked at them all… Well a few wouldn’t open, for me, but you might have better luck :p and a few I could NOT find the contest even though I browsed around for a bit…. again, you might have more luck. Don’t forget to click on the Lovestruck button above or on the right to enter my drawing too! I did this for fun and my own curiousity. If I goofed up a prize please contact me

Made the odds be ever in your favor! And with over 100 sites, you have decent odds.

(((hugs))) Kat


I’ve also created a poll to find out who your favorite romantic couple is… at the moment. Ha! mine changes depending on my mood and the book I’m reading. But I am curious. And please leave me a comment if I left off your fav couple… cause I know I left a lot off! I’ll read yours and go, “Duh!” <g> Have Fun

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New Releases, June 19th

It’s Tuesday! *happy dance* And this time I am actually near a bookstore and plan to browse the shelves tonight “Tonight, Tonight, it all begins tonight…” That song has been stuck in my head! <g> You may have noticed that I’m a teeny bit excited. My New Fiction Release database lists over 130 titles releasing today, click here for the complete list. And I can’t wait to browse the shelves. *sigh* I Love books.

As always, PLEASE contact me if you are waiting for a new release and it’s not on my list.

Oh! I have 2 prize opportunities on the site right now.

The Lovestruck Blog Hop 6/15-6/22

and the

Eden Bradley Giveaway 6/19-26


Here are a few new releases that caught my eye

A Place in the Country  by Elizabeth AdlerA Place In The Country by Elizabeth Adler


Fallen Angel  by Eden Bradley  Fallen Angel by Eden Bradley


Great-Aunt Sophia's Lessons for Bombshells  by Lisa Cach Great-Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells by Lisa Cach


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Eden Bradley New Release + Excerpt + Review + Contest!!!


Eden Bradley

Available June 19, 2012

He would move heaven and earth to protect her


Was she heaven-sent…or more heartbreak waiting to happen?

Haunted by a military mission that ended in personal tragedy, Declan Byrne still bears a soldier’s scars. As a park ranger on the secluded Mendocino coast, he guards his heart while standing ready for anything. Anything except a beautiful, ethereal woman with a mysterious past, falling from the cliffs to the rocks below.

Angel, as Declan decides to call her, has no memory of what happened. But as her body heals, disturbing dreams emerge. In Declan’s protective care, Angel feels safe to act on the undeniable passion between them, without the threats from old, unnameable demons. And, in time, she senses Declan needs her as desperately as she needs him. But when her past returns with a vengeance, Declan must decide just how much he’s willing to risk in order to keep the woman he loves safe.

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Lovestruck by…. Eve and Roarke. Contest!!!

Ok…. My second blog hop! Thank you to Under The Covers Book Blog and Bona Fide Reflections for organizing this giveaway hop with so many great blogs and websites that celebrate reading! Thank you for stopping by The Book Tart. My site is new, but I am happy to share. I love to read and chat about books. I am especially excited about the New Fiction Release database. You can take a look at the print titles for each month and narrow the list down by date too. My geeks are working on the ability to add e-book editions soon.

I just realized I was supposed to share with you what character or series I am lovestruck by…who has me completely smitten. It’s a really great idea for a post. It’s just that I am away from home right now and my stacks and mountains of books don’t travel well. Aack! So, as I was packing I grabbed the starting book and the most recent book in a series that popped into my mind first. And of course, as I was on the plane I was rethinking and wishing I had brought more books with me to share other favorites characters and series. Honestly, I don’t have an ultimate favorite! It really depends on my mood <g> But, do to circumstances beyond my control (Ha!) and the fact that my entire library wouldn’t possibly fit in my suitcase, I am going to share with you the characters that first came to my mind.

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Shameless Summer Blog Hop

red hot books

Hi! Welcome to The Book Tart. This is my first blog hop and I am super excited to be involved! Thank you to Jen at Red Hot Books, Brie at Romance Around the Corner & Michelle at Michelle’s Book Blog .

The contest runs from June, 8th, 2012 to June 15th, 2012 and is open to international entries. The prize I am offering is a $20 e-gift certificate for Amazon. The winner will be chosen using Raflecopter and announced June 16th, here and via email and will have 72 hours to respond.  And if the winner is from the USA I will mail some book swag as well <g>

To enter please comment on this post with what new book you are eagerly waiting to be released this summer.  If you want to see all the print books that are coming out this summer take a look at my New Fiction Release database 🙂 We are working on adding ebooks to the list as well.

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