I sent her that *points at invitation* to invite her to hang out with me here at The Book Tart and celebrate the release of her 2nd novel, Courted By Karma. (Oh! Hopefully my review will be done for this weekend!)
She replied that she wanted to interview me. 😀 Soooo…. *blush* ok…. I’ll try.
Enjoy the silly… I do. 😛
The Queen of Tarts
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Tracy’s reply to my invitation:
An interview with Kat, Queen of Tarts at The Book Tart Blog and Tracy Ellen,
indie author of The Anabel Axelrod series
The Couch is on the Other Foot.
Tracy: Just who IS Kat? Who is the real woman behind the vintage clothes, the cute pixie hair, and the soft, melodious voice? What drives her to push cocktails and cupcakes upon writers lucky enough to be visiting her Davenport of Deliciousness? Just what IS her favorite genre of book, anyway?
Me: *giggles* You know darlin’ I adore you to the muchness! I say muchness and I think of Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter saying “You were much more muchier…” lol
You, my delectable Tracy are full of MUCHNESS! and in no danger of losing it, 😀 I dub you an honorable Tart of Tartlandia! *passes over a special cherry colored badge* wear it with pride hon.
Tracy: Be warned! Keep reading, and you will find out the answers to these questions, *points up* and much, muchier more. In fact, you may never think of Kat quite the same way again…
One more warning: Anything in parentheses (!) are my own thoughts, and it’s totally your choice to read my mind, or not. Please don’t hold me responsible.
You might be a smidge surprised to know that I don’t always wear *whispers* dresses. I often wear jeans and sweaters… though I am fond of polka dots… and corsets 😉
And the hair? *ruffles short hair* I play with it. My mom always said it’s just hair, it grows. lol So my sisters and I cut, dye and occasionally shave it all off. I have about 10 wigs too. And though you didn’t ask, I LOVE costumes (they go with the wigs) I have a gajillion costumes or at least a dozen.
Oh! Favorite Genre? *snort* You can’t ask that! Right now it’s Anabel of course. She completely in a genre of her own. I love your books with a mad crazy passion. You make me giggle and sigh and snort.
“Honest Truly, you’re the answer to our wishes… *singing* Truly Scrumptious…Though we may seem presumptuous… “
Tracy’s first official Question One: All your adoring subjects know a love of buying books and reading inspired you to start your blog. Where do you find inspiration to come up with new ways to describe a book in your reviews? (See, this question is aboveboard and not naughty at all!)
Me: Oh! now the interview really starts? Hurumph! 🙂 what was all that before? Is this like the genie thing, you only get a certain amount of questions and then poof? so you faked me out? Not that talking with you is a hardship. I love to chat!
What was your real question? I got distracted.
Oh! yes, lol ok I started The Book Tart in February 2012, though it’s been a glimmer in my eye since 2010 and I fondly called it my baby elephant. Side note- did you know Mum Elephants carry their babies for 22 months?!
Where was I?
Oops! ok, I started this blog because I am cuckoo for
cocoa puffs Books! I buy about 20 physical books a month. *sigh* I don’t read as much as I used to now that I blog. But the bonus is that I’ve made lots of great new friends who love to read and are as cuckoo for books as me… or at least close.
ummm… I’m much more a chatter than a professional reviewer, so that’s how I review. I chat into a recorder then I sit down and transcribe my spaz out over a book I love and want to tell everyone about.
Question Two: You mentioned that you started reading romance in the mid-nineties. What the heck were you up to until then? (I hope you aren’t going to say you were too busy in school to read for pleasure. THAT is a despicable answer because what woman in her right mind can’t routinely blow off something very important in order to read?!? Being in a coma is the only acceptable answer to question two.)
Me: *hides behind pillow* Coma! Coma! Coma! lol
That’s the short answer. 😛 The longer one involves being in middle school and reading Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and Anne of Green Gables until I started grabbing Silhouette romances off the paperback spinner at my library. Nora Robert’s wrote some delicious series romances and that’s what hooked me.
Question Three: Okay, I’m going to get the hard question out of the way right now, so you can quit worrying and enjoy the rest of the interview. (Please say you forgive me for bringing up science, or I’ll never forgive myself!) Similar to the heroine of my books, Anabel Axelrod, do you believe the concept of LOVE is basically chemically induced by our brains (the pimp) into our bloodstreams to insure women (the drug-addicted hookers) perpetuate the human race? Or do you believe in true love, soul mates, and sitting off into the sunset in two claw foot bathtubs?
Me: bwahahahah Sunset in two claw foot bathtubs! *chortles*
I think I lean closer to Anabel, which might be one of the reason I adore her. I like the idea of soul mates and Twu Wuv… But my Dread Pirate Roberts hasn’t shown up yet… So *pelts Tracy with a handful of gummy bears* NEXT QUESTION!
Question Four: Speaking of tubs…Do you prefer baths or showers? (…with Timothy Olyphant AFTER you make him ditch the bathing trunks and he justifies there is a God. OMG!)
Me: *distractedly* Timothy? Timothy come back! *stomps red healed shoe* I was having such a lovely dream.
Baths are my preference, though from expedience (ie. not managing my time well) I often resort to showers. Fortunately short hair doesn’t require much washing time. Baths are best because I can read in the tub. That is problematic with showers. 😀
Question Five: What is your favorite color? (…of all the sprinkles on the donut you’re breaking into pieces and feeding by tiny nibbling pieces to Jensen Ackles, since you have him tied to your bed and he can’t feed himself, the poor baby.)
He is my ultimate fantasy…. and I would feed him donuts with LIME green sprinkles. That and red are my fav colors. Which come to think of it is very Christmasy.
Santa? I wouldn’t say No to Dean Winchester under my tree. I’d say Yes! Yes! YES!
Question Six: If you had to choose, what is your favorite genre of book to read? (…out loud to Victor Webster in a prim voice reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth, so that the naked Canadian hottie feels completely welcome on your American loveseat.)
Me: I truly love words and stories. My favorite genre is ROMANCE! with all caps. I’m proud of that. I read outside that wide category but I prefer my stories to have lots and lots of heart…. heat doesn’t hurt either. 😉
Question Seven: (Speaking in my mind of loveseats), If you could choose to interview an author from any point in history on your Come Hither Couch blog, who would it be? (…Hmm… I wonder if Kat would be tempted to tie this author up on her Queen-sized bed next to Jensen Ackles, and keep him or/her as The Queen’s very own pet? Or was Kat raised with better manners than that?)
Me: You too? *wails* with how many lovers must I share my Jensen/Dean? But I was raised to share and I’m a very good girl. *crosses fingers*
hmmmm…. Wow! I’m totally stealing that question for the next author I pin down on my virtual couch…. I might interview Baroness Orczy . She created one of my favorite romantic heroes, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Plus, She was a BARONESS! And I’m a Queen so… we’d have a lot in common. *pops cupcake in mouth*
Question Eight: Just what DID happen to all the football players in Tartlandia? <Gulp> (Is it possible Queen Kat’s royal lineage can be traced back to Catherine the Great of Russia?)
Me: *blush* oh ummmmm Tod? I think he might be napping. He’s worn out poor darlin’
Tracy: Thank you, Kat, for inviting me to lounge around and visit on the Banquette of Banter, and for fairly giving me My Turn! You are such an honorable Queen!
*Hugs and Squeezes* Bye-Bye, Your Royal Sweetness!
Me: Eight official questions! lol That was brilliant my dear, but next time I’ll tie you down by Jensen or Tod or Timothy and ask you more silly things. 😀
It’s a bit different from this side of the couch. *Pets couch* fun though.
PS> Check out Tracy’s brand new adventure! *points down* Courted By Karma and the first book A Date With Fate is FREEEEEE! Click HERE to get it NOW (it should be free soon- March 15th-17th)
Also there’s an awesomesauce contest at the bottom of the post. 😉
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