Covergasm Blog Hop!

Covergasm HopMmmmm I admit it. I’m a cover girl. A good cover can make me sigh and dream and devour a book, a bad cover will make me cringe and be unlikely to give the story a try.
I’m ecstatic to be part of Herding Cats and Burning Soup blog hop to share covers that makes us gasp. Do the hop and see the covers we love, add books to your TBR mountain, enter to win prizes at each stop and a GRAND prize with Two winners. One a $100 Amazon gift card, One a $30 Amazon gift card.

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Fool For Love Giveaway Hop Fools for Luv Giveaway Hop

is fourteen days of fabulous fun.  Thank you to Steph of Fangs Wands and Fairy Dust and Dana of Readaholics Anonymous for organizing this celebration! Be sure to stop by the Fools For Luv website! They have special guest posts and lots of amazing prizes.

And then there’s me, The Book Tart. 😉 I’m all about the pinup and when Steph told me about this hop and what they were doing for the art I wanted to jump up and down. I love how it turned out. It’s so pretty!

I love everything about the flirty, sassy, retro pinups of the 1940s-50s, The Book Tart is a celebration of that and my other love… reading! Books are my passion and adore chatting about them. Check out my other contests, wacky author interviews AND my vlog about the books I adore… all dressed up in my pinup wardrobe. 😀

(((hugs))) Kat

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

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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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New Releases, July 10th

It’s Tuesday, Tuesday. Spendin’ money on Tuesday. Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the New Books, New Books.  Tuesday, Tuesday Spendin’ money on Tuesday. Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the New Books… <g> I’m trying to find a song to tweak the lyrics a bit and have a theme for Tuesday’s New Releases. Friday has potential. 🙂

Well, anyway.. It’s Tuesday! There are 120 fiction releases listed in my database. Click here for the complete list. As always if I am missing a book or books please contact me and I will try fix the uh-oh. Also, the database still doesn’t list ebooks 🙁

The Book Tart has 2 contests running right now 🙂 enter my Celebrate July and Hot Jocks in July contests for a chance to win

Here are a few of todays new releases that caught my eye…

The Great Escape: A Novel  by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsThe Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


Poison Tree  by Amelia Atwater-RhodesPoison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


So Close to You  by Rachel Carter So Close To You by Rachel Carter

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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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