The Queen of Tarts review of Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott’s Twisted

Twisted (Lost in Oblivion, #2)Queen of Tarts review of


by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott

There’s just something about rock and roll isn’t there? It intrigues and fascinates us. Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott’s Lost In Oblivion series gives breath and color to the lives of the members of Oblivion. They’ve done and amazing job fleshing out the characters and making them well… real. Twisted is the story of Jazz and Gray… I’ve been yearning for this book since I read Seduced the prequel to this series. I’m so happy to say I wasn’t disappointed!

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Google Giggle Podcast with Taryn Elliott + Spotlight on Twisted + Contest!

Google Giggle Podcast!


(I’m still researching how to upload this audio toitunes to make a REAL podcast 😛 But until then… enjoy this youtube vid/audio. 🙂 )

I adore Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn‘s rockstars and their Lost In Oblivion series. I’ve interview each girl on paper a few times and thought I’d try something different for the release of Twisted. Sooooo I had a phone chat with Taryn! We discussed how they write the series, what’s coming next (and their plans for more Oblivion!) knitting, slippers, and we read an excerpt from Twisted! Enjoy and make sure you check out this delicious series. AND enter for a chance to win Rocked (Lost In Oblivion #1).

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

PS. My review of Twisted is here. 😀


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Tandem Interview with my girls Taryn Elliott + Cari Quinn + Contest for Seduced!

Seduced (Lost in Oblivion, #0.5)

I have a crazy mad crush on these two authors and when they announced their new series together I was over the moon.

Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott are my darling dears.  I LOVED their take on the rock star romance story that they introduced with Seduced... it’s gritty, rough, smexy and full of pain and hope too… plus well, the rock stars! 😉

Listen in on our silly chat about collecting boys, music, chimpanzees and Lost In Oblivion… enjoy the wild ride. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win Seduced.

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts


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Bad Boys Vs. Good Boys Blog Event

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Welcome to the Bad Boys Vs. Good Boys Blog event hosted by:

Taryn of My Secret Romance, Dawn of Day Dreaming Book Reviews,

Autumn of The Autumn Review and Kat of The Book Tart.

We LOVE books. We’re crazy for books and boys. So we decided Valentine’s week was a great time to share some of our favorite guys and asked their authors to join in the fun. Each of the paricipating authors has interviewed their guy and a few of them wrote limericks too! Some are very, very good and some are deliciously bad. The boys are from a variety of fiction genres, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi, Steampunk, New Adult and YA ….but they all have guys we heart!

Visit each of the blog hosts every day

this week to see the featured Characters

enter to win prizes by using the rafflecopter

and picking your favorite bad boy or good boy each day

The 7 prize descriptions are at the bottom of the post

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Review of No Flowers Required

Queen of Tarts Review

of No Flowers Required

by Cari Quinn

 Oh my goodness! I am in love! This contemporary romance gave me what I wanted and more! It is a sweet, sexy story with a lot of heart and humor. I loved the characters, I loved the story arc, I loved how grounded this tale was in relatable situations. The heroine, Alexa, owns a small business and her hopes and fears and stresses are very familiar. She’s dealing with expectations from, well, herself mostly, and the promises she made to the woman who mentored her and left her the little flower shop she’s now struggling to keep afloat. The hardware store down the road has began selling flowers. Alexa really HATES the hardware store and it’s bargain arrangements that are outselling her artistically arranged original pieces. She’s just downsized and sold her house because of the money pinch she’s under and is feeling very vulnerable and like a bit of a falure as she moves into an apartment above her flower shop. I admired her so much. She is a fighter and not planning on quitting, you can feel her drive to work even harder to make the store succeed.

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Cari Quinn Interview + giveaway!

 Today I am so thrilled to have USA Today bestselling romance author Cari Quinn sit on The Book Tart’s virtual couch for a chat! I just read her Love Required series and admit that I’m in love… I adored how she told the two stories in the series… so far. 🙂

They are sweet and sexy with a lot of heart. I am anxiously awaiting a sequel. I will post my reviews soon. 🙂

Click on the tour button for more prizes and goodies!

Cari is very generously offering a fun prize for a contest! I so want the owl! Check out the pic at the with the Rafflecopter. 🙂 Details at the bottom of the post.


Me:Cari, Thank you so much for stopping by The Book Tart. I’m so excited to meet you. *scoops books off couch and shoves bag of Swedish fish under a pillow* Please take a seat on my virtual couch- can I get you anything? What’s your preferred daytime beverage?

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Sweet, Sexy, Scorching Blog Hop Wk 2/Day 3 Featuring Cari Quinn

It’s day 3 of the 2nd week in our Sweet, Sexy, Sorching hop. Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re having fun <g>

The blogs participating are on the bottom of this post. Click around and find out which of us has the “Guess Who” question. How did you do yesterday? Our guest was Jayne Rylon. Click here to see that post

Oh! we actually didn’t have a guess who mystery for yesterday… so you don’t have to guess for Jayne :p

Be sure to visit each blog today and take a look at our guest author and play the game. Every week there will be winners and at the end of the game a Grand Prize!

Today it’s all about Cari Quinn

USA Today Bestseller

#1 Barnes & Noble Romance Bestseller

Top 10 Amazon Contemporary Romance Bestseller

Cari will be giving away two ebooks to 2 separate winners,
plus a $5.00 AMZ/B&N gift card to a 3rd (winner’s choice.)

Be sure to follow the hop to all the stops to try and figure out the ‘Guess Who’ post. If you would like to be in the drawing for the grand prize, please make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter form. It only needs to be filled out once from one blog each day to be entered. Thank you and good luck!!

I follow Cari on twitter and she’s a delight. 🙂 After playing around on her pretty website and browsing some yummy excerpts I get to share  a  contemporary romance that caught my attention.


This hop is wonderful lol but my TBR mountain is becoming an entire mountain range!