Friday, August 3, 2012

Blog Tour: Kat Fight by Dina Silver: Review and Guest Post


Ok, I am going to start by saying that Dina has now earned herself a spot in my FAVORITE AUTHORS list (see favorite author links on the side of my blog).  I was beyond excited about Dina's debut novel One Pink Line, so I had big expectations for Kat Fight.  I am so pleased to report that Dina has outdone herself with her second novel Kat Fight.  I thought that the story was tight, funny and inspiring.  She discusses friendships and the precarious situations people find themselves in while pursuing love.  She tells a love story that is imperfect, yet beautiful. I have to say that Kat Fight had some of the best dialogue EVER.  I am so in love with Kat's friendship with Adam.  Kat and Adam had the best back and forth banter.  If only we are all so lucky to have a great friend like Adam.  Silver is a force to be noticed.  Her writing flows so naturally that you become engrossed in her novels. I did not want the novel to end.  Silver is one of the best and I cannot wait to see what else she has up her sleeve!  5 stars!!!!
Author Bio: Dina Silver is a writer, red wine drinker, cheese fry lover, and future cat hoarder. She currently lives with her family in suburban Chicago. Inspired by how she met her husband, Kat Fight is Dina’s second novel.
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Additional  fun:
-Read my review of ONE PINK LINE HERE
-Read my Q&A with Dina HERE
-Read Dina's Guest Post HERE

Book Description:  June 27, 2012
Readers everywhere will revel in this sharp-witted, well-meaning whirlwind in author Dina Silver’s hilarious new novel, Kat Fight. In her quest for love, Kat makes every wrong turn, juggling two men, one best friend, and her own deeply confused heart’s desires. Kat Porter is a consummate romantic, eager for her chance to find love and commitment. But after her boyfriend of four years, Marc, begins to grow apathetic and sends her calls straight to voicemail one too many times, Kat finally musters the courage to confront her so-called sweetheart, who seems more interested in dodging her than courting her. Though she’s no fan of ultimatums, Kat is at the end of her considerable wits, and lobs a massive one his way, completely confident that he'll make the right decision when faced with losing her. He doesn't. With radio silence from Marc, Kat’s lifelong dream of finding a husband and forging a family is decidedly on the skids. That’s when her childhood friend Julie steps in, forcing Kat on a blind date to help her move beyond the break-up. Not only does Kat botch the setup, she instead finds herself in hot pursuit of Julie’s love interest, Ryan Sullivan. A man who, in addition to literally taking her breath away, is the living, breathing personification of everything Kat wants in a husband. Can Kat connect with the man of her dreams without hurting two of the people she cares most about? At the same time, she must also contend with the quips of her beloved catty coworker Adam, her bi-polar boss Brooke, and a string of comic, unpredictable plot twists. All the while, Kat’s cheeky perspective and generous heart will leave readers adoring every moment of her journey while chuckling and cheering for the ever cute, razor-sharp Kat as she fights to land the love of a lifetime.
Guest Post:  Making time to write
I thought I would focus this post on one of the most frequent questions I get, “How do you find the time to write?” I always wonder if people are looking for specifics, like, “After I put my son on the bus, feed the cats, scoop three litter boxes, waste a good 2-3 hours on social media, put a load of laundry in, get dressed, unload the dishwasher, waste a 4th hour on social media, answer emails, eat something totally random from the fridge (likely cheese related), run an unnecessary errand, check the clock to see that the bus will now be returning in less than an hour…that’s typically my window of time to write each day…about 45 minutes before my son gets home from school.”

In all seriousness, the time is there, I just have to force myself to write during it. As I mentioned, my son is in school most of the day (going into 4th grade) - so let’s be honest - I have the time. There are weeks/months where I take a freelance writing gig, and my novel writing gets put on hold, but overall, I have long periods of time where I have no excuse not to write for myself.

It comes down to enjoying it. For me anyway. If I feel like it’s a chore, or I’m just trying to fill a daily quota (those don’t bode well for me), then I write crappy stuff. If I’m excited about a character or plotline, then I can sit down and write for hours because I’m just excited to tell the story. Deep down, we all know that if there’s something we truly want to accomplish, it’s very easy to find the time.


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