I love books. All kind of books. I love paperback books, hardcover books, eReaders, and audio books. I love romance, history, humor, contemporary, poetry, and books to put on my coffee table because they’re just so damn gorgeous and I’m classy like that.
Today, I’m beyond excited to launch the first ever Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway! To celebrate the launch of my new humor book, Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch?, I decided to give a bunch of them away. Hubs is, understandably, not quite as enthusiastic as I am about my New Plan, but he’ll feel better once he can get his car back into the garage (after it was summarily booted out to make room for my book stash).
Our first edition of the Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway includes FIVE books about the funny side of midlife. I’ve selected four of my favorite books by some of the rockin’-est women I know (yes, I made that word up). You’ll get a copy of Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch? (of course!), plus four other fabulous and fun choices. These women will make you laugh out loud. Laughter can cure most any ailment. So enter. Do it now. We’ll wait.
Need more? Every week during February, starting today and running until Friday night at 11:45, you can enter to win this bodacious bundle of brand-new softcover books. And (I know, this just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?), IT’S FREE. Plus, we’ll run a new Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway every Monday morning. Is this fun or what??
How do you get this booty bounty, you ask? Just click on the woman with the shopping bags (at the top or at the bottom of this post), and poof! You’re entered.
Check out this week’s Big Booty Book Bundle!
Still with me? Great! All of these books are available on Amazon. So if you can’t wait to read one or all of them, simply click the title link and it will take you directly to the Amazon page. Here are the Amazon blurbs for each of these hilarious books!
Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch? Middle Age, Modern Marriage & Other Complications, by Vikki Claflin (yep, that’s me):
Are you a woman who has ever looked in the mirror and thought, “How did my mother get in my bathroom?” Have you gone through years of night sweats and seismic mood swings, leaving you with a metabolism that forces you to choose between wine and carbs (so you haven’t had a bagel in eight years)? Did you wake up one morning in someone else’s body? Then you will love this book.
If you ever made a regrettable hairstyle choice, finally conceded that thongs make you look like a Weeble in dental floss, or wished your Hubs would learn that grabbing your boobs every time you walk past him with a load of laundry is not foreplay, then you will love this book.
Who Left the Cork out of My Lunch? is chock-full of funny, informative how-to lists, hilarious advice columns, and sharp personal anecdotes that cover subjects from menopause (are we done yet?), empty nest syndrome (sob!), and grandchildren (yay!), to sex (better after fifty), marriage (he said what?), age-appropriate fashion (what does that mean?), cosmetic intervention (to Botox or not to Botox?), diet fails (#972), beauty tips from Mom (still true), and confidence (fabulous after fifty). Laugh along with Vikki and her amusing advice on how to let go of our youth and start rocking our middle age. Are you ready?
Magic Fishing Panties, More Tales From a Crazy Southern Irish Gal, by Kimberly Dalferes:
Have you taken to blaming the little people for stealing all the things you can’t find, like the damn Chico’s gift card you are 100% sure you left on the dresser? When you take off your bra, is it as if an airbag has deployed? Have you more than once started a sentence with the phrase “Back when I was in school…”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, welcome to the middle-aged cheap seats.
Magic Fishing Panties is the follow-up to Dalferes’ debut book I Was in Love with a Short Man Once. This collection of humorous tales offers new perspective from the self-proclaimed crazy Southern Irish gal and recent inductee into “Club 50.” Rather than wallow in the self-pity often induced by sagging jaw lines, empty nests, and menopause, the author offers colorful depictions of life in the middle. You will find yourself contemplating:
• How would you react to being in public during an earthquake? Oh, and you’re naked.
• The wedding starts in five minutes and your best friend needs to pump her breast milk, but all the bathrooms are occupied. Where should she go to quickly resolve her situation?
• You are depressed and alone on your 39th birthday. What do you do? Hint: tattoo anyone?
You’ll come to know Kimba as a true gal pal, someone who will gladly lend you her size 11 black boots, favorite red coat, and anything else you might need to rule the world – with the exception of her magic fishing panties. Because letting you borrow those would be a little weird, don’t ya think?
Scrunchi-Fried, by Gianetta Palmer:
The laughs continue in this sequel to the best-selling Reflections On a Middle-Aged Fat Woman. In Scrunchie-Fried, the author shares stories on everyday life, bad haircuts, family interactions and everything in between. This compilation of stories provides continued proof that life is full of joy, surprises and unexpected twists. The author’s unique gift for storytelling draws in and captivates the reader by laughing at life’s experiences along the way. Join her on this fun and entertaining romp as she continues in this crazy thing called life and you, too, may find yourself Scrunchie-Fried.
Fifty Shades of Funny; Hook-ups, Break-ups, and Crack-ups, by edited by DC Stanfa and Susan Reinhardt:
When people unite, misadventures ignite. Relationships can be chaotic, and sex is never as smoothly choreographed as it is in The Young and the Restless. This book is a refreshing regalement of stories, ranging from strange to hysterical, in this PG-13 (ish) rated anthology.
Fifty Shades of Funny is an eclectic collection of true stories that fit like your perfect little black dress. But with a twist: This time it’s a little black rubber dress. The stories range from ironic and sardonic, to some slapstick situations that are laugh-out-loud funny. This is a collection of often embarrassing-but-true stories by people who happen to be really great storytellers: from tales about exploding hair caked in Final Net and flaming Lee Press-On nails, to one contributor’s story about her on-going tumultuous relationship with pool boys.
“It’s like the island of misfit toys wrote a book.” Fifty Shades of Funny offers up unconventional and often prickly pairings, like one writer’s harrowing relationship with her mother’s horrendous hairdo, and a consuming obsession-confession from a man who explores life, death and his love and desire for a popular snack-cake, Little Debbies–a tart in more ways than one. This book isn’t just soup for your soul. It’s filling enough to bust a gut. It’s sweet, salty, and spicy followed with some just desserts and un-just desertions. (You didn’t really think The Hot Drummer was going to marry her, did you?)
Petty Thoughts, by Lisa R. Petty
View the thought process of a 40 something, cat loving, work from home, hermit. This book contains humorous rants about crappy Facebook friends, celebrity crushes, and many other topics. (Short blurb, but this book is freakin’ hysterical!)
Don’t miss out on this fabulous giveaway. If you don’t enter, you won’t win! (And all the cool kids are doing it.)
Note: This “Best Giveaway in 2016” is hosted by Vikki Claflin, and sponsored by Gianetti Palmer, Dc Stanfa, Lisa R. Petty, and Kimberly Dalferes. By entering, you are agreeing to receive occasional emails from the authors in this event.