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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: DO YOU LIKE MY WIENER? by Brenda Rothert!


Today we are celebrating the release of Do You Like My Wiener?: a non-expert's no-nonsense guide to dating by Brenda Rothert. With laugh-out-loud mishaps and heartfelt advice, bestselling romance author Brenda Rothert shows readers that while dating these days can be the worst, great men aren’t just fictional. Check out the links below to grab your copy now!

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My Review: Any one who has read my blog knows I'm a fiction type of girl. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy my share of nonfiction - and this is a perfect example. This is a laugh-out-loud, hilarious look at real life and dating. I've read this author's fiction titles, and enjoyed them greatly, so it's a pleasant surprise that her style works just as well in a non-fictional setting. 

The dating world can be a very scary place - but after reading this book, I think it really helps put things in perspective. Yeah, it's tough out there, but clearly, having a sense of humor about the whole thing helps. Not only does this book have some great advice, and real-life experience, but the fun and approachable style gives readers the confidence to get out there and try it themselves!

Cover Lovin': Fun!

Recommendation: For humor and nonfiction fans. Romance readers would enjoy this as well, if they're in the mood for something different. 

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! Fun, funny, and a great read!

Do You Like My Wiener?: a non-expert's no-nonsense guide to dating by Brenda Rothert

Book Blurb:

With laugh-out-loud mishaps and heartfelt advice, bestselling romance author Brenda Rothert shows readers that while dating these days can be the worst, great men aren’t just fictional. Ladies, we’ve all been there…a good first date is wrapping up and we’re sure a second date is likely after a great goodnight kiss beside our car. He’s tall, funny and charming. FINALLY a good one. He asks to get in the car, which seems natural since it’s cold outside. And then, once inside, another kiss, and he exposes himself and asks us if we like his wiener. Wait, what? You haven’t been there? Guess that one only happened to me. What about the guy who spends most of a first date complaining bitterly about his ex-wife? The one with the guy who cops to his criminal record over dessert? Dating these days can leave a girl frustrated and disgusted. But fear not, I’m here to help. I’m a veteran dater, having spent a fair amount of time in the cheap-cologne scented trenches. And while I am admittedly not an expert, I can help you avoid my mistakes. I’ll show you how to prepare yourself for dating, how to spot the red flags and how to laugh off the misadventures you will inevitably have. And hopefully, how to avoid an awkward wiener encounter of your own.  

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Release Day: DO YOU LIKE MY WIENER? by Brenda Rothert!


Today we are celebrating the release of Do You Like My Wiener?: a non-expert's no-nonsense guide to dating by Brenda Rothert. With laugh-out-loud mishaps and heartfelt advice, bestselling romance author Brenda Rothert shows readers that while dating these days can be the worst, great men aren’t just fictional. Check out the links below to grab your copy now!

PURCHASE IT NOW ON AMAZON | B&N | IBOOKS | KOBO

Check out www.DoYouLikeMyWiener.com for exclusive details and fun extras!

Do You Like My Wiener?: a non-expert's no-nonsense guide to dating by Brenda Rothert

Book Blurb:

With laugh-out-loud mishaps and heartfelt advice, bestselling romance author Brenda Rothert shows readers that while dating these days can be the worst, great men aren’t just fictional. Ladies, we’ve all been there…a good first date is wrapping up and we’re sure a second date is likely after a great goodnight kiss beside our car. He’s tall, funny and charming. FINALLY a good one. He asks to get in the car, which seems natural since it’s cold outside. And then, once inside, another kiss, and he exposes himself and asks us if we like his wiener. Wait, what? You haven’t been there? Guess that one only happened to me. What about the guy who spends most of a first date complaining bitterly about his ex-wife? The one with the guy who cops to his criminal record over dessert? Dating these days can leave a girl frustrated and disgusted. But fear not, I’m here to help. I’m a veteran dater, having spent a fair amount of time in the cheap-cologne scented trenches. And while I am admittedly not an expert, I can help you avoid my mistakes. I’ll show you how to prepare yourself for dating, how to spot the red flags and how to laugh off the misadventures you will inevitably have. And hopefully, how to avoid an awkward wiener encounter of your own.  

Add the book to Goodreads

PURCHASE IT NOW ON AMAZON | B&N | IBOOKS | KOBO

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | | Wattpad | Amazon

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Review: THE WRIGHT LOVE by K.A. Linde!

     
My Review: First things first - my initial reaction upon finishing this book.. Oh My God I need book two NOW!! Seriously, all, I'm not sure I can survive without it. This story has been a long time coming, since the original tragedy occurred, and now that I have it, I need to know how it all works out. It has to, right? Sutton has suffered enough!!

Moving on, at least.. as much as I can considering I'm hyperventilating with desperate need for the next book... This was yet another amazing Wright book from K. A. Linde! This might be my favorite family in romance right now. Each story is so engrossing, I always have to read them in one sitting because I can't bear to put it down. And this one is no exception.

Cover Lovin': Hot!

Recommendation: Some familiarity with the Wright family series would be helpful.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!!! Do yourself a favor and get this book now! And the rest of the series too, if you haven't already!
  The Wright Love -- May 15th A sexy new contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… I have the perfect life. Until the day my husband tragically dies. Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan. When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart. But he’s determined to do right by me. Could he be the Wright love? The Wright Love is the first book in the Wright Love Duet, and Sutton and David's story will conclude in The Wright One—coming May 29th! Get ready for your newest binge read.  

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              The Wright One -- May 29th A new sexy contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… Secrets swarm all around. My world is crumbling under the strain. I don’t know if we can survive this. My heart is in the Wright place. But is his? The Wright One is the last book in the Wright Love Duet that began in The Wright Love. Find out if Sutton and David survive their world of secrets in the conclusion to the Wright Love duet!   ADD TO GOODREADS  

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      K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies. WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM / AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE / BOOKBUB  

Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: THE HOOKUP by Erin McCarthy!


My Review: Erin McCarthy! I haven't read a book by her in forever - and after this one, all I can think of is what took me so long?! I've been a fan for years, but she sort of fell off my radar. Apparently I have been missing out on some greatness, because this had so much going for it! First off, major kudos for the heroine working in STEM (math, specifically) - which is not only awesome, but counts for one of the slots on my reading challenge for the year! Woo-hoo!

Second, who doesn't love a good opposites attract romance? Erin McCarthy takes this classic trope and makes it new.. and speaking of new, and the third thing that made me love this book - as fun as it was, it also took a real, serious look at relationships, addiction, and how people deal with their problems. Well done!! We need more like this.

Cover Lovin': Cute, for sure!

Recommendation: Book one of a new series. 

Final Rating: FOUR AND A HALF out of FIVE stars (4.5/5)!!! So good, you need this one now!

About THE HOOKUP

Is there an equation for the perfect hookup? Turns out it’s a lot more complicated than one plus one. . . .
Sophie: Numbers are my comfort zone, which explains why my sex life is a big fat zero. Then again, if I’m smart enough to earn a PhD, why can’t I calculate a way to get a guy into bed, just to see what all the fuss is about? With my prima donna sister, Bella, getting married in Maine, I figure her wedding is the perfect opportunity for my little experiment. And Cain Jordan seems hot enough—he’s certainly drunk enough—to show me what I’ve been missing. Judging by the body of evidence, it’s a lot. . . .
Cain: Being stuck in the same town as my lying SOB twin brother, Christian—who may or may not be the father of the son I’m not allowed to see—is a hell of a reason to drink myself silly after the lobster boat docks each day. Any port in a storm . . . But Sophie’s different. She doesn’t play around. And she’s becoming a habit I don’t want to break. Because the smartest woman I’ve ever met is also the sexiest—and the only one who makes me want to change.
Don’t miss Bella and Christian’s story in The Breakup!
 

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About Erin McCarthy

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published. When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Review: ANYTHING FOR YOU by Layla Hagen!


My Review: Before this book, I had never read this author. Sure, I knew the name, and had heard good things, but I wasn't desperate to check her out. Clearly, I made a huge mistake in dismissing her so easily - I was clearly missing out! But at the same time, I'm happy this book was my first experience with her, because it was absolutely delightful, and a great start to a new series. 

There's so much to love here - a family to fall in love with, and watch them find their HEAs, a hot CEO, and a couple that just fits together so satisfyingly, like the last piece of a puzzle. Layla Hagen clearly knows what she's doing. I think my favorite part was how well the chemistry between the hero and heroine came across. So real, and genuine, I could practically feel it myself!

Cover Lovin': So adorable!

Recommendation: Jump right in.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! Definitely an author I will be keeping my eyes on in the future!

About ANYTHING FOR YOU

Sexy. Sweet. Unapologetically romantic.
Hotshot CEO Landon Connor knows what he wants: success. He knows his way around the boardroom, and his work has been front and center for him since losing his wife. But after sealing the biggest deal of his career, he decides to take a trip to his hometown. Nothing spells vacation like a little time in the LA sun with the boisterous family he's missed so mu
But the tempting landscape designer working for his sister spells a whole lot more than fun. Maddie Jennings is everything Landon didn't think he wanted anymore. He can't get enough of Maddie's sweetness, or her sensual curves.
Despite fanning herself every time Landon comes near her, Maddie tries to ignore their attraction. But Maddie hasn't met anyone quite like Landon. He's sexier than anyone has the right to be, and more intense too.
When Landon romances her with late night walks and flowers, she can't help giving in to him. His touch is intoxicating, and his love is beautiful.
But can Landon open up his heart for longer than a summer?

Get your hands on ANYTHING FOR YOU now:

 

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Layla Hagen has a great giveaway for running on her facebook page - head on over to check it out!
 

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About Layla Hagen

Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

Friday, May 4, 2018

REVIEW: JOCK ROW by Sara Ney!



My Review: I can barely put my thoughts into words because I am currently suffering from cuteness overload.. and loving every second of it! Seriously, I get why Sara Ney has such a dedicated following - if all her stuff is even half the quality of this, she's definitely insta-buy worthy. And she manages to find that perfect balance. Cute, but not so much that your teeth hurt from the sweetness of it. It's just the right amount.

I actually got physically reactions from reading this book - happy squeals, blushes, giggles, and that wonderful tingly feeling you get when a story and/or the characters are just.. right. Seriously, I don't think I can rate this book highly enough, or recommend it hard enough . You better believe I will be sending this link to all my friends!

Cover Lovin': Thumbs up!

Recommendation: Book one, no prior knowledge necessary.

Final Rating:      FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)!!! Un-put-down-able!

Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you're worshiping the porcelain gods.

Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends—the universities hottest party scene and breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble, and guys out of their pants, was a sport, she'd be the star athlete.

Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she's banned from Jock Row. NO GUY WANTS A GIRL AROUND WHO KEEPS THEIR JOCK FRIENDS FROM GETTING LAID.

"Rowdy" Wade is the hot shot short-stop for the university's baseball team—and the unlucky bastard who drew the short straw: keep little Miss Goody Two-Shoes out of the Baseball House.

But week-after-week Scarlett returns, determined to get inside.

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Jesus Christ, she has a dimple in her damn cheek.
I’m a sucker for those.
She shoots me a tentative smile, ass parked on the stoop, back propped against the wooden siding of the house.
It’s obvious that she’s blushing by the way she ducks her head, glancing down at the floor, the soft glow from the two busted lamps illuminate the crown of her head.
The porch lights are busted and rusty, needing their bulbs changed, one flickering—the other just about to burn out. It makes the entire place look like a goddamn Halloween fun-house, casting a weird glow on the girl’s smooth, pale skin.
And her pretty dimple.
Stop staring at it, dipshit.
I cast my glance at her outfit, doing my best to analyze her under the dim lights; she must have been sweaty inside the house; I got a good look at her before convincing her to follow me, but still study her as if seeing her for the first time.
Both of her boots are tucked under her legs, and she sits, cross-legged on the ground. Blows out a frustrated puff of air that translates into a billowing stream of steam.
“So.” She wraps her puffed sleeved arms around her knees, hugging them tight. Shivers. “Now what?”
Her prim ponytail is jaunty, bobbing when she tilts her head to gaze over at me.
“Now I babysit you.”
“Lovely. We can bond.”
I position my large body against the railing, giving it a gentle shake to make sure it’s sturdy before supporting all my weight on it. It’s solid and secure and is going to get real uncomfortable real fucking fast if I have to stand here all night.
The girl raises her brows at me. They appear black in this light; full and arched expertly. “Have you babysat anyone before?”
“No one I managed to keep alive,” I joke. “A few cousins my parents forced me to watch a few times; never would feed them but would occasionally throw out a dog bone so they wouldn’t get hungry.”
She smiles, dimple denting the smooth right side of her face. “Is that what you have planned for me?”
I raise my empty hands. “I’m fresh out of Scooby snacks. Guess we’ll both have to starve.”
“Sorry you have to sit out here.”
“Really?” I sound hopeful. “No one is forcing you to sit out here.”
Her light laugh is quiet. “Fine. I guess I’m not that sorry.” She bites down on her lower lip. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying your discomfort—just a little bit.”
“Gee, thanks.”
          Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Newsletter | Website

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review: TULSA by S.L. Scott!

Title: Tulsa Author: S.L. Scott Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance ~FREE in Kindle Unlimited~
 
My Review: What's better than friends to lovers? Enemies to lovers! Maybe that's just my opinion, but that will be your new favorite trope after you read this book. Though maybe I should say "frenemies-to-lovers," but... close enough. If you thought you loved the Crow brothers when reading the first book, be prepared to fall that much deeper in love when you get your hands on Tulsa. 

I will say this book was a little slower than its predecessor. It picked up quickly, then evened out some, but I was so addicted that I had to keep reading. Tulsa is as charming as he is mischievous, but when you're a hot drummer - you can be whatever you want. You know how I love my rock stars. The story itself is the perfect mix of steamy and sweet, with just the right amount of secrets and intrigue to keep me hooked. Don't miss out! 

Cover Lovin: Yum!!

Recommendation: Reading book one, Spark, is recommended, but not required. 

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! Another awesome Crow Brothers book from S.L. Scott!

SYNOPSIS
From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a hot new rock star romance that will sweep you off your feet and leave you with a smile.
The rumors are true. At least where I’m concerned.
Drummers hit it harder and do it better.
Women love me and I love them. But I like to think of myself as a sensitive soul trapped in a lady-killer’s body. Not so surprisingly, I’ve been called cocky a time or two. What can I say? We can’t all be boy scouts.
Nikki Faris has thrown off my rhythm. With her red lips, smart aleck mouth, short skirts, long legs, and blue-sky eyes, the beautiful lead singer has become a complete distraction on this tour.
She loves to give me a hard time when all I want to do is give her the pleasure of my hard—time right back.
Tulsa Crow can save his pick up lines, great eight-pack abs, and cute dimples to use on someone else. My band earned their spot on The Resistance’s tour just like The Crow Brothers. I’m not going to blow it getting sidetracked by a cocky rock star that wants to sleep his way through the states. I’ve been called a name or two, but easy isn’t one of them.
But the best intentions with him turn into a walk of shame for me. Only, I don’t feel shame. Instead, I’m doing the very thing I said I wouldn’t—falling for a playboy.
We make sinful music when we’re on the road, but what happens to our melody when the tour ends?
 
Title: Tulsa
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2018
Cover Design: RBA Designs
EXCERPT
Nikki Faris is amazing.
Not only is she gorgeous, she’s also smart and strong. She says what she thinks, not worried about sharing her opinions or anyone judging her for them. She can defend the craziest ideas and has theories on everything from what she thinks jackfruit tastes like to why the stars always shine on the darkest nights.
Nikki Faris is mesmerizing.
Her lips.
Her eyes.
The way her head tilts back when she laughs at her own jokes. She’s adorably funny. Even the way she rolls her eyes is growing on me.
Nikki Faris is the sexiest woman I’ve ever spent time with, and I haven’t even slept with her.
Yet.
Her denim skirt rides up really fucking high when she’s sitting. I don’t know whether I should cover her or encourage her to wiggle more. Every time she moves around on that barstool, my eyes dash between her blues and those bare legs. I’m so tempted to run my hand over the smooth skin of her thigh, but I resist because I’m just starting to earn her trust.
But then she leans over, resting her hand on my leg, the tips of her fingers dipping toward my cock, waking it up, and whispers, “I think you got me drunk, Crow.”
Chuckling, I reply, “You got yourself drunk, Faris.”
Suddenly, her free hand wanders into my hair. “Your hair is soft. No gel.” She drags the bridge of her nose along my neck, causing my dick to harden. “You smell so good. So manly. What cologne do you wear?”
“Soap and sweat, sweetheart.”
“Tulsa. Tulsa. Tulsa.” Leaning back to look me in the eyes, she confesses, “It shouldn’t, but that really turns me on.”
I laugh again and stop her hand from wandering higher on my leg. “You’re a horny drunk.”
“I am,” she replies, resting her head on my shoulder. “Have you ever heard the phrase sleeping with the enemy?”
“I have.” I touch her, not able to stop myself as I tuck those wild strands of hair behind her ear.
The bartender sets the tab down in front of me. Nikki reaches for it, but I grab it first. “My treat.”
“I have a feeling I’m going to be swearing your name in the morning.”
I do a double take. “You mean because of the alcohol, right?” While waiting for her to answer a question I already know the answer to, images of her swearing my name for other reasons cross my mind.
She doesn’t answer, which is probably best.
About The Author
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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