Interview with Cora Hawkes + Contest!

rockedundertourlargerI just finished the angsty goodness that is Cora Hawkes Rocked Under. I’m so glad to hear she’s working on a sequel because I am not done with Scott and Emma! *sigh* Click HERE for my review.

Cora is a darling and a delightful guest on my virtual couch. We chat books and brownies and skinny dipping… lol Plus I teach her about madlibs.

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

PS. She has a great contest! Make sure you enter at the bottom or the post


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Banner-Extra2Me: Cora! *squee!* you’re here! Come in, come in. I’m delighted to meet you. I’ve been playing around on your website and kinda… not really stalking you… um research! Yep *nods head* I like to prepare for my guests. So um… If I haven’t scared you away, take a seat on my cozy virtual couch and lets chat books and boys.


Cora: *Laughs* Hi Kat! *sits and sinks into couch* It’s so lovely to be here and it’s great to meet you! *Eyes the coffee table and licks lips*


Me: *plops down on couch* I have snacks, please feel free to grab a brownie or candy *waves hand at coffee table* I’m rather a sugar junkie. How are you doing doing? This is your first book right? Anything surprise you about becoming a published author?


Cora: Mmm…Brownies – my favourite. Thanks. *takes a brownie* The thing that has surprised me the most is the browniesamount of people that have read it already. I’m wowed and didn’t expect it so it’s kind of gobsmacking. Another surprise for me was the time that I spent online after it was published. I thought – I’ll publish it and then sit back and write the next book. I couldn’t have been more wrong! I’m a mum of four so I thought my life was busy before, but now – it’s crazy! I wouldn’t change it though – *smiles wickedly* keeps me out of trouble. *Munches brownie* Mmm…thish ish good.


Me: *noms* Shew *swallows* SO can you share a bit about Rocked Under and Emma and Scott? *daydreams* Oh! I’m back, <g> I kinda have a thing for musicians.


Cora: Emma has just moved to the US from England and wants a fresh start. She doesn’t want a relationship at all and she vows never to fall in love. Scott is the lead singer in a rock band. He’s a mixture of hard and soft, and the ladies love him. He’s never been in a relationship but he feels something for Emma almost straight away.

rocked under cover jpegRocked Under is about two people that have both been hurt in the past by things that they had no control over. RU explores what happens when these two bruised characters come together. Friendship, lust, pain, anger, love, jealousy and DRAMA are all things you will find in Emma and Scott’s story. It’s intense, angsty and full of tension.


Me: Angsty? Yes! And I loved it! I was in knots and tied up in the journey of Emma and Scott. I love that you’re not done! How goes the sequel? *munches brownie* Anything you can share and what other writing projects you have in mind?


Cora: I’m working on it and, so far it’s going well. *takes another brownie* I don’t want to let too much go but I can tell you that it will be set in the present. Emma and Scott are older, wiser *smiles* and there are new challenges for them. As for other writing projects, I’m always having new ideas that kind of flit through my head and I’m looking forward to starting something new. I have paranormal and fantasy stories that I started years ago but never finished so I might want to finish them. I’m not sure yet.


Me: OK darling, We’ve come to the incredibly deep and serious part of my interview… Sometimes I make people cry…. with laughter! 😛

Have you ever gone skinny dipping? What your favorite flavor cupcake? Did you have a Mohawk? Do you collect anything? *gasps for breath and looks expectantly at Cora*


Cora: *laughing*

If you live and grow up by the beach, skinny dipping a few times in your life becomes inevitable. I think I was two or something.

Lemon cupcakes. No wait! Chocolate ones. Agh! Can’t decide. Can I choose both?

Mohawk? *Quickly pulls out phone and googles mohawk* Ah, a mohican hairstyle? I’ve never had one but my son likes to gel his hair into one.

I don’t collect anything but I do have a lot of boots.


Me: ophoto (1)oohhh lemon cupcakes are very yummy too. I agree. ummm I popped a pic up to show you my pretend mohawk. Short hair plus lots of product! lol


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



Cora: gymnodrivess definition: A female who prefers to drive naked.

Sentence: Avert your eyes – here comes a gymnodrivess!


Me:*snort* I can visualize that too. lol


We’re gonna play a game of Madlibs… nope, not telling what it is. You can make your answers as naughty or nice as you’d like 😀


Cora: Ooh! I’ve never played this before…

Me: *claps hands* ooh goodie!





















Tom   Hardy








  belly button






Jacoby   Shaddix


Me: *giggles* OOOhhhh this is gonna be good….

Adult Mad Libs

The Perfect Speciman

The key to the SALTY man is his BOTTOM. Without it, he’s just another unemployed RABBIT. He should have a PERKY mind, broad FINGERTIPS, athletic EYEBROWS, LONG eyes, a thick SKIN, and a mouth as juicy as a HADDOCK. He should also have style as hip as tom-hardyTOM HARDY, as sense of humor as sharp as a SUMMER, a KNEE that’s not bigger than yours, hands as big as BUSHES, and a BELLYBUTTON that goes on forever. But under no circumstances should he ever be unkind to a four-legged WALL or be impolite to your BRIGHT mother. Really, you’re just looking for a dead ringer for jacobyJACOBY SHADDIX. Is that too much to ask?

 Me: lol I do like a man’s backside 😀 and athletic eyebrows… or the ones that can quirk one eyebrow? love that! lol a mouth as juicy as a haddock! bwahahaha! love it!

*tries to stop laughing* the fun (hahahe!) The Fun, is almost done but we still have time for

The Book Tart Quickie

  1. Damon or Stefan?: DAMON.
  2. So you sing in the shower? Yes.
  3. Favorite lipgloss/lipstick?: Rimmel London in Electric Plum.
  4. What are you wearing right now?:  black skinny jeans, boots, vest top, jumper and scarf.
  5. Last book your read?: Sins & Needles.
  6. Heels or flats?: Both.
  7. Dream vacation destination? : Italy and Mexico.
  8. Favorite mixed drink?.Woo Woo.
  9. Ring tone on your phone? Biffy Clyro’s Golden Rule.
  10. Superpower you wish you had? The ability to never sleep would be amazing. Sleep is so boring.


Thank you so much Cora for visiting Tartlandia and hanging out on my virtual couch. Come back anytime!

Cora: Tartlandia is awesome and thanks for having me, Kat!

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

PS. Oh! Don’t forget to enter Cora’s book tour contest! Details at the bottom of the post ;D


Release date: Dec 31, 2012 and Feb. 14, 2013 |
Cora Hawkes (Author)
ISBN: 148188669X |
ISBN-13: 9781481886697 |
Format: book and Paperback


Falling in love isn’t always easy or pleasant. The intense and angst-filled story of Emma and Scott is a painful, gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of how hard it can be to let go… Picking up the pieces and starting again in the US, Emma enrols in college with her cousin, Ashley. She is finally free to do what she wants and live how she chooses, and no man will ever rule her decisions or emotions again. That is, until Scott Mason walks on stage… Intense bad boy Scott is the lead singer of a popular local rock band. A ladies’ man and Ashley’s long-time friend, Scott holds an instant fascination for Emma — she finds herself drawn to him, even though he represents everything she hates and needs to stay away from in a guy. He treats females like he does a cigarette — light it, use it, and lose it.  For her cousin’s sake, Emma makes an effort to get along with Scott, but she soon discovers that there is more to him than first appears, making him even more dangerous in her eyes. Behind the façade of friendship, jealousy, obsession, fear and insecurity fester — an internal battle rages as she fights her attraction and does everything she can to stop history from repeating itself. One thing she knows for sure is that if she breaks her rule, it may destroy her.


Warning: Contains mature content — recommended age 17+.


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More Cora

Cora Hawkes lives in England with her man and their four children. She thinks the kindle is the greatest invention ever, and hers is mostly filled with paranormal and fantasy romances. Favourite books are Kresley Cole’s IAD series, Jennifer Armentrout’s Covenant series and Heather killough-Walden’s The Chosen Soul series.
Apart from family-time, reading and writing — she LOVES music and going to gigs. She hates soaps and rarely watches TV but loves The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Gossip Girl.

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Book Tour

Feb. 18  Word…  Review and Playlist
First Class Books…   Review

Feb. 19  Storm Goddess…  Review
Holly Loves Indie…   Excerpt
Madison Says…   Review and Excerpt

Feb. 20  Queen of All She Reads…  Review and Excerpt
The Bookish Babe…   Review

Feb. 21  Book Lovin’ Mamas…   Author Interview, Review
My Secret Romance…   Review and Excerpt

Feb. 22  Flirty and Dirty Book Blog…  Review and POV
Brunette Librarian…   Review and Excerpt

Feb. 23  Laura’s Review Book Shelf…   Review
The SUBCLUBbook…   Character Interview (Scott), Review

Feb.24  Whirlwind Books…   Review and Excerpt
Book Crush…   Review

Feb. 25  The Autumn Review…   Review
Reality Bites! Let’s Get Lost…   Review

Feb. 26  Angie’s Dreamy Reads…   Review
Stuck in YA Books…   Excerpt
The Book Tart…   Author interview

Feb. 27  Lori’s Book Blog…   Review and excerpt
The Indie Bookshelf…   Review
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews…   Review

Feb. 28  Book Passion for Life…   Review and  excerpt
Book Bitches Blog…   Excerpt



Blog Tour wide


Now- Feb. 28th

2 Prize packs that consist of Signed copies of Rocked Under,
a wristband, a signed postcard, and a mug.
There will also be 5 ecopies as secondary prizes.

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5 Replies to “Interview with Cora Hawkes + Contest!”

  1. Hello Cora!
    I’m glad you were able to stop by Tartlandia 🙂
    LEMON CUPCAKES??? I want one very much now, so thanks for that :p
    It is so cool that you are a mother of 4 AND a published author. I don’t imagine you are kidding when you say you went from busy to crazy.
    Do you have a favorite children’s book you share with your children?

  2. Hey Cora!

    Congrats on the success of your book! After reading the review and your interview, your book is going into my TBR pile!

    I hope your continues to be full of craziness and success!

    Now if you will excuse me I need to make some brownies! Yum! Lol

    What are your top three books that you can’t imagine life without?

    1. Ashlee!
      *passes brownie plate* Welcome to The Book Tart 😀 I’m all about the snacks and the book lovin’ here. lol


  3. Hi Cora!

    Congrats on becoming a published author and all I have to say is OMG I can’t wait to read Rocked Under now, overnight shipping is not fast enough, LOL.
    As 1 of 4 kids I can only imagine how being published has added crazy to the busy of your life and all I can only say is “Thank you” in advance for taking on the crazy!
    I am now off to search for cookies or cupcakes or chocolate or . . . 🙂

    Oh one question, what was the first story you ever wrote about?

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