Art Reveal ~ Miss Thiery

The Gangs all here!

Welcome to The Book Tart’s Court of Reviews!

Now they just need to review more books. 😛

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My court includes, from left to right, the Baron of Books, Miss Thierry, the Maid of Tarts, Me! The Queen of Tarts, La Revenant and The Page of Tarts.

Now honestly? Miss Theirry just too perfect and I couldn’t NOT include her. I adore her art and would completely borrow that outfit. She is patterned after 1940-50s film noir heroines hiding behind their hats. I plan to use her for guest review posts. I love all the art by Igor Lukyanov .

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Art Reveal ~ Page of Tarts

art revealAwww. My Page of Tarts has just made me so happy! I just got her list of fav books and I introduced her to many of them years ago. I read Moonspinners and Death in Zanzibar to her. And I’m pretty sure she got into Elizabeth Peters because of me. 😉

Her art, like all of my court, is by the wonderful  Igor Lukyanov ! He did another brilliant job. Keri wanted her figure to be a feminine version of a newsboy, like the ones in Newsies. *singing* “Now is the time to seize the day…” love that movie. Igor even added her eyebrow ring! I adore my Page!

The Page of Tarts is quick of wit, nimble of mind and always strives to learn new things. She also has a huge heart and always, always brings me joy. 😀 I am beyond ecstatic to have her on my court! I love hearing about stories she’s read and getting her take on things.

I also love hearing about her fav shows on YouTube and I WILL get around to watching more of the Lizzie Bennett Diaries. I will! 😀 (*snicker* I just watched ep. 76 with Lizzie saying Happy New Year- loved!)

Oh! She gave me her first review a bit ago… Click HERE to see it. I can’t wait for more. 😉

Many happy returns of the day to the delightful Page of Tarts!!!

Like my Pooh Bear reference?

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Art Reveal ~ Baron of Books

art revealI am so happy to show off the Baron of Books art work. He’s very dapper and debonair. My brother Patrick, aka Baron of Books, BOB and the Viscount of Video Games, is a gentleman. 😀 With four older sisters he’d better be right? <g>

I am so proud of him. He’s smart and snarky. He is one of my favorite people to hang out with. I am thrilled that he’s going to help out with The Book Tart. He’s actually been a huge supporter since the very beginning. When I thought I would manually enter EVERY single new fiction title by hand? He helped me. He saw more romance book covers and plot synopsises than most males will admit to. I love that he’s interested in a good story and doesn’t let the genre stand in his way. He has read a few of my romances too. 😉 But he leans towards science fiction and fantasy. I adore his gift with words. He makes me laugh and think. Take a look at his previous 2 reviews (one is for a video game!) Click HERE

Give a warm welcome to the Baron of Books!

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Art Reveal~ La Revenant

art revealLa Revenant loves horror movies. Scary ones that make me hide. She loves zombies and the macabre. She can drink me under the table easily. She’s also a girly girl who is good with makeup and she collects shoes. 😛 She’s served in the armed forces and can kick butt with the best of them. She is my fiercest friend. I love her to pieces and am thrilled that she is joining my Court of Reviews. I can’t wait for more of her take on zombie fic, YA and fantasy… really whatever catches her attention long enough to get her to read the whole book? I want to know about it!

Click HERE for her previous reviews.

Welcome La Revanant!

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Art Reveal~ Maid of Tarts

art revealI met one of my best friends back in 2003 when I started working at a Waldenbooks in the Kalispell, Montana mall. Her name is Lisa. We bonded over our love of fiction <g> particularly romance. I introduced her to Sherrilyn Kenyon…. I think. It was a long time ago. 😛

We have been friends through thick and thin, job changes and moves and she’s turned me on to so many great books. That’s what friends do right? Share the book goodies! Lisa told me to read Ilona Andrews and Ann Aguirre among others. She’s the girl I call to get the scoop on what she’s read and to *squee!* about books we both love.

Oh! She’s also my convention buddy! We’ve been to the Romantic Times Book Convention 5 times, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. 😉 We really get into the costuming and plan for months. I am looking forward to our next adventures. I can’t wait to start sharing more of her book reviews her on The Book Tart! Click HERE to see her first review.

Here’s my girl Lisa ,the Maid of Tarts avatar

Ummm, lol she came up with the Maid title. Seriously! When we were getting ready to go to the Romantic Times Book Convention last spring and I was just starting The Book Tart… She know how much of a spaz I can be and how I get so excited about meeting authors that I forget things and, this is very important… how lost I get! I have a broken navigation system and can’t read a map. Books yes… Maps? Nope. So I start to panic when I look at hotel convention maps. She has learned to keep me calm and on track. Hence the Maid of Tarts designation. 😀 I adore her so much!

Please welcome the Maid of Tarts


(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Art Reveal~ The Queen of Tarts

art revealok, I started this blog with the name, The Book Tart. Then I decided as long as I was doing this why not crown myself queen right? So, I dubbed myself The Queen of Tarts and some of my friends said they would review for me too and came up with titles like Baron of Books and Maid of Tarts. I wanted art to fit the site and represent them. I immediately thought of Igor Lukyanov ! He’s the artist who made my pinup art for my Book Tart book marks. He’s a dream to work with and truly wanted to get my vision on paper.

I gave him a few pictures of me and some pictures of various queen of hearts costumes and said… ummm something like that-ish + plus pinup victory rolls in my hair! The look on my Queen of Tarts face is so very me. I love it!

Here’s my Queen of Tarts avatar

Stop by all week as I add the rest of my review court into the picture 😉


(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Art Reveal~ Court of Reviews

art revealI am excited to reveal the art I commissioned from Igor Lukyanov for The Book Tart! He is an incredible artist and he took what was just dreams in my imagination and translated them into art that I am so proud of. 😉

Every day this first week of 2013 I will introduce a new piece of original art destined for my review page.

This is my Court of Reviews….

Tell me what you think of Tartlandia 😀

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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