Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Tour with Dina Silver and her New Release Kat Fight! Q&A & Review!

Goodreads Synopsis
The seriously funny, fabulously flawed Kat Porter has arrived, and she may just steal your heart—not to mention your boyfriend. 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.

First Thoughts after
Le Sigh……..  Such a great book!  Didn’t want it to end…….. but loved the fun facts at the end!  Must Check those out!!!!

How Distracted Did I Get?
Kat has a long time boyfriend from college who’s been neglecting her.  She gives him an ultimatum and she did not get the response she expected.  Despite the turbulent relationship with Marc this break up seems different.  Thrown back into singleton she decides to meet new people. 
Enter the handsome Ryan.  She meets Ryan while she is on a blind date with his friend (who reviews porn) and Ryan is on a date with her friend Julie.  A while later Ryan ends up with a shiny new job at Kat’s advertising office.  She’s crushing big time.  With the support of her bff Adam she goes through the ups and downs of a new relationship, risks her friendship with Julie and her ex popping back up.  Will it be a happy ending?
How Many Baskets?
So, I’m going to be completely honest friends, I was a beta reader for this book so this was my 2nd opportunity to read this amazing book.  I wasn’t given credit for being a beta reader so I believe there is no conflict of interest.
OK, back to the baskets.  I laughed so hard!  If you don’t love Adam there’s something wrong with you!  LOL Kat has some hard decisions to make and in the process makes mistakes like any person can.  Ryan is hot, sensitive but not perfect in all ways.  All men have to have some flaw right?
I gave Kat Fight………
5 Baskets!!!!!!!

Q&A with Dina Silver! <3

What makes this story special to you?
Kat Fight is loosely based on how I met my husband, back in 1997, and is really special to me because I’ve always wanted to write comedy, and this is my first shot at it.

How do you develop a character?
My characters are almost always based on people I know, or people I’ve met throughout my lifetime. The great thing about even the goofiest person in our lives is that there is always some one who can relate to them. Everyone’s had a crazy relative, a snobby friend, a jerky boss - so for me it’s merely dipping into my own reality show and finding the things that make certain people interesting and impactful. Even if someone is a shy, mousy wallflower, they can still have a bold impact on your story. 

How does plot happen for you?  Does it evolve as you write or do you outline it in advance?  Describe the process.
I am not a fan of writing an outline. I have written two novels so far and each one has literally spilled out onto the computer when I sat down to write. I truly don’t believe I could write a story unless I have it worked out in my head first. I’m not saying that character studies or plot development are a waste of time, it simply works better for me to write in a more freestyle manner.

Your book is written in the first person.  Why did you choose that point of view?
Both of my novels are written in the first person, so I guess this is the POV I’m most comfortable with. While it does limit you to only one person’s opinions and interpretations, it’s easier for me to channel myself into my protagonist if I can hear her voice and write through her emotions.

What personal experience do you bring to your book?
A great deal, actually. Many of the scenes in both, Kat Fight, and One Pink Line, are lifted from my own life experiences. It can be very therapeutic!

What else can you tell us about yourself or your writing process?
Just that I feel so grateful to be able to self publish and finally have my writing available to people. That being said, it’s still a ton of work. I spend hours (not 2 or 3, more like 6) a day trying to market my book and myself and reach as many people as I can. The hardest work truly begins once the book is done!

What’s your fave?

Cleaning tip?
Hire someone immensely more qualified.

Place for Vacay?
Miami & Disney!

Cheese fries

Red Wine

Thing to do in amusement park?
Sit on a bench eating funnel cake and wait for nine-year old son to get off the rides.

Coffee or Tea? 
Coffee with cream and sweetener.

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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  1. Thanks for letting me crash your blog!

    1. Thanks for letting me read your book again!!! <3 I really enjoyed it!

  2. So glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks for being in the tour :)

  3. Great book, great author!!! Loved both Kat Fight and One Pink Line :)

    xx, Lauren