Book Birthday Bash for The Trouble With Love with Beth Ciotta + Contest!

The Trouble with Love (Cupcake Lovers, #2)Yay! It’s my girl Beth Ciotta book birthday! I love! love! love Beth. She’s my darlin’ dear and my friend. I read The Trouble With Love  here in the Caribbean on my work trip. It was a delicious escape and I highly recommend this contemporary romance.

Oh! Oh! I filmed a vlog review for The Trouble With Love on the patio as the sun was setting one night last week here in the Turks. Click HERE to see it.


(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Banner-Extra2Me: Beth! Beth! Beth! *big hugs* Come on in hon and get comfy on my virtual couch. I was trying to think what to serve and…. well, honestly? Cupcakes are my fav dessert so I had to stick with cupcakes. *waves at plate* help me eat them!


Beth: Help you? Why I’ll be happy to take the lead. Hey, you don’t want that red velvet one, do you? What about that chocolate one with the marshmellow center?  *Beth swipes two cupcakes and eyes a third.* Don’t mind me. Carry on!  cupcakes


Me: *bounces on couch* I absolutely positively LOVE The Trouble With Love! *sigh* I adore how relatable your characters are. I loved the underlying message of hope and overcoming your past. I fell even more in love with Jayce during this story *daydreams* And I want to hang out with Rocky! And the rest of the Cupcake Lovers Club… I’m even warming up to She Who Shall Not Be Named. 😛


Beth: Yes, let’s not name “her”. You know how much she adores the attention. Can you believe how she . . . Never mind. Spoiler. That person aside, I wouldn’t mind hanging with the Cupcake Lovers myself. As for Jayce . . . *swoon*


Me: *licks frosreading beth gifting of thumb* Oh Jayce…. Yum!

I actually wailed a bit at the last page because I’m nowhere near done with Sugar Creek and I’m in love with the people and  *bops Beth with a pillow* aack! I NEED more! You didn’t leave me hanging with Rocky and Jayce…. But But But lol Now I sound like a motor boat. Give me a crumb here… How long till the sequel/s? And please say Luke is next! *puppy dog eyes*


Beth: *Beth finger combs her hair, recovering from the pillow bash* Thank God you didn’t smoosh my red velvet. Speaking of cupcakes, could you pass me that one with the sprinkles? Thank you. Where were we? Ah. The sequels! Yes, yes! There is absolutely more Cupcake Lovers on the way. Two more at least. Hopefully more. And yes, you guessed it, Luke is next! *Beth sets aside one cupcake to fan herself* Just picturing Luke, standing behind the bar, looking all sexy in . . . But I digress. *Grins at Kat and licks sprinkle from the chocolate buttercream icing* Luke’s story—ANYTHING BUT LOVE—debuts in September!

Anything But Love (Cupcake Lovers, #3)

Anything But Love

Release date: Oct. 1, 2013 |
 Genre: Romance
Beth Ciotta (Author)
ISBN: 125000134X |
ISBN-13: 9781250001344

LOVE IS SWEET…For Reagan Deveraux, Sugar Creek, Vermont, and the Cupcake Lovers are a dream come true: A cozy little town where family and friends come before everything else. She’s never experienced anything like it—especially not growing up with her mother, a fickle, fame-hungry heiress. But Rae’s plan to hide out in anonymity for a year until she can claim her inheritance—and her independence—changes with one kiss from gorgeous pub owner Luke Monroe.UNTIL YOU SPICE IT UP…

Luke’s charm is legendary, but he’s never been a one-woman man. Until Rae captures his attention, that is, and then disappears. With a little help from a friend, Luke tracks her down—and unearths secrets almost too wild to be true, as well as the fact that Rae lied to him, and to all of Sugar Creek. Luke’s not sure if he can forgive her, but he definitely can’t forget her, and when she returns to save the Cupcake Lovers from disaster, he knows it’s his chance to get the truth—and get the girl, this time for good…


 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss

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Me: *Kermit flail* I CAN’T Wait!

The Book Tart Kermit Flail

You have your cupcake apron and also steampunk gear sides of your storytelling right now… Side note, how do you switch gears *snicker* When you write your different series? Where was I? Oh! What is churning around in that head of yours? What are you working on now?


Beth: Switching gears *ka-ching!* isn’t easy. My contemporary cupcake world and my paranormal Victorian steampunk world are two completely different, um, kettles of fish. That didn’t make sense did it? But you know what I mean.  I tend to concentrate on one or the other, not both. Although sometimes I don’t have a choice since the production schedules overlap. On those occasions I wear my cupcake apron and my steampunk goggles and try not to look as frazzled as I feel. Presently I’m writing the third Cupcake Lovers book so I’ve been spending a lot of time with Luke. Don’t be jealous.


Me: *grabs another chocolate cupcake* humph! Jealous?  Luke…. *sigh*

Ok, it’s time to get serious here…

*checks to see if Beth believes me and collapses back on the couch giggling*


ok! Ok! I’m rarely serious. It’s time for silliness 😀


Beth: Thank God. You had me worried.


Me: *snort*

How could you compare writing to exploring New York City (like Rocky did!) ?


Beth: Well, I’ve actually been to New York City quite a few times, so quite a bit of firsthand experience came into play as I wrote Rocky’s adventures in the Big Apple. Except I’ve never been to the Statue of Liberty. Can you believe that? And I’ve never been . . . Ooh. Spoiler. Never mind. Let’s just say I’ve never ended up in a NYC hospital *g*


Me: lol Ix-nay on the ospital-hay 😀


I just made up a word cupcakeization please make up a definition and use the word in a sentence.


Beth: Cupcakeization: a state of semi-euphoria and sugar overload by eating numerous cupcakes in a very brief period.

Beth palmed her forehead, feeling a little lightheaded as she reached for her fourth cupcake in less than ten minutes. “Oh, dear. I think I’m experiencing cupcakeization. Maybe I should lay off the cupcakes. Not.”


Me: *raises cupcake in salute* Never lay off the cupcakes!


Hmmm lol We’ve had our Book Tart Quickie…. So let’s do a longy 😀


How about 8 random things about Beth?



1. At a movie theater which arm rest is yours?



2. What’s your birthday?

A day I usually skate through like any other day. I’m not big on birthdays, but I adore you so, I’ll share. 🙂 October 15

oooo *makes a note*


3. Do you have a cherished childhood teddybear or other soft fluffy critter?

A Bo-Bo clown. I don’t know why it’s called “Bo-Bo”, but my grandma made him for me out of a sock. He’s actually a little scary looking. But my grandma made him so he’s special. I can’t believe he’s survived all these years!


4. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

I have no idea. Two closets full. But I seem to wear the same four pair all the time. Is that weird or what?

lol me too!


5. How many pillows do you sleep with?

One. And it’s really soft.


6. How long could you go without talking?

Believe it or not, all day.


7. What color socks are you wearing?

Ugh. I feel so boring now. Grey. No! Wait, you’re not looking. Uh, purple with yellow stripes. Yeah, that’s it.

lol purple with yellow stripes!


8. Have you ever been in a band?

Lots of them. Before I was a writer, I made my living as a singer for over twenty-five years. Let’s just say I’ve lived a colorful life.



Me: Beth darlin’ I am so happy you were able to hang out with me again. You rock the Casbah and I can’t wait to hug you and squeeze at the Romantic Times Book Convention!


Beth: Thank you so much for having me, Kat. As always there’s never a dull moment with you. Should I be worried about what trouble we might get into at the RT Convention? Nah!!


Me: *snicker* Trouble? Nahhhh!

(((hugs))) Kat


Beth: (((hugs back atcha)))


PS: Don’t forget to enter the contest! *points down* TWO chances to win The Trouble With Love!

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Birthday Guest of Honor!

Release date: Mar. 26, 2013 |
Genre: Romance
Beth Ciotta (Author)
ISBN: 1250001331 |
ISBN-13: 9781250001337 |
 Format: Mass Market Paperback

Rocky Monroe’s bad luck is legendary. So it stands to reason that during a quick trip to New York on behalf of the Cupcake Lovers’ forthcoming book, she winds up in the arms of the one man she never wants to see again. So what if he’s also the man she can’t stop dreaming about? Mouth-watering Jayce Bello has always been Rocky’s biggest mistake, and she’s not going to let history repeat itself … unless she gets a new taste of his delicious kisses.When Jayce Bello left Sugar Creek ten years ago, it was the right thing to do—for him and for Rocky, his best friend’s little sister. But one passionate night with gorgeous, reckless Rocky is enough to prove that she’s the missing ingredient in his happiness. Now, with scandalous secrets souring the sweetness of the Cupcake Lovers’ club, Jayce needs to convince Rocky that their love is something to savor …
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss


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Beth Ciotta Books Beth

Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed “fun and sexy” by Publisher’s Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction. “I can’t think of anything more fulfilling than writing stories where everyone (except the villain, of course) gets a happy ending!”

Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at


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Beth is gifting one lucky commenter, (US only)

a print copy of

The Trouble With Love

The Trouble with Love (Cupcake Lovers, #2)

The Book Tart is gifting one lucky commenter

(INT entries welcome)

 an e-book of The Trouble With Love.

Contest open now-April 2nd

To enter use the rafflecopter and leave us a comment answering

one of the 8 random questions up there: *points up*

like…. How many pillows you sleep with

or what color socks you’re wearing 😛


Good Luck

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15 Replies to “Book Birthday Bash for The Trouble With Love with Beth Ciotta + Contest!”

  1. I have two pillows, I like to read in bed and use them to prop up. My socks are brown. Love Beth’s books. Happy Release Day!!!

  2. I sleep with 3 pillows.
    Happy Book Birthday! I wish you many more for many different books! Both of these books sound like a lot of fun! I love Big Brother’s best friend romances so I can’t wait to read The Trouble with Love!

  3. I still have my teddy bear, Teddy. Since Teddy is 48 years old, he is currently wrapped in tissue paper, in a box. He is literally falling apart. Teddy even came to college with me!

  4. I sleep with about 4 queen size pillows and 2 body pillows…lol….my bed is pretty full just from what’s on the bed….lol

    Happy Book Birthday to Beth!

  5. I am a pillow lover. I sleep with 4 regular sized ones, and a body pillow. Not to mention the blankets I pile up under my pillows.

  6. Good question: One very flimsy pillow. My family makes fun of me for it because of how flimsy it is, but I hate having my head propped up in anyway. It hurts my neck by morning.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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