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 excited to announce our Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway, Edition 2! 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 second edition of the Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway includes FIVE books about the hilarious side of midlife. I’ve selected four of my favorite books by some of the rockin’-est writers 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 authors will make you think, smile, and laugh out loud. Laughter can cure most any ailment. So enter. Do it now. We’ll wait.
Need more? Every week during February, starting Sunday at midnight, and running until Friday night at 11:45, you can enter to win a 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 balloons photo (at the top or at the bottom of this post), and poof! You’re entered.
Check out this week’s Big Booty Book Bundle!
Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch? 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?
Midlife Cabernet, by Elaine Ambrose
Welcome to Midlife Cabernet! This title is SO much better than the original working title of Elderly Wino. If you’re a feisty, robust female tumbling down the far side of fifty, grab a glass of cabernet (oh hell, grab the whole bottle), wear your rhinestone-studded reading glasses, and savor some witty words of wisdom:
– Enjoy midlife love, sex, and passion (with another actual, living person)
– Turn your adult children’s old room into a wine bar so they can’t move back home
– Remain confident when your boobs sway like tube socks, you’re a case study for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and your aging parents forget your name.
Yes, midlife is your reward for not dying young. So, drink it all in, Sisters! The best is yet to come.
The Art of Table Dancing, by DC Stanfa
DC Stanfa’s ultimate goal in life is to outlive her acne, survive the dateless experience of high school, and get the hell out of Toledo. She has succeeded at all three. Follow this true, humorous journey of a rebellious Catholic schoolgirl in the 1970s, and her escape from the repressed notions of the Church and other adolescent constraints–such as living in the body of Peter Pan and in the shadow of a popular sister. While looking for fun and love, she also finds trouble in Dallas in the 1980s, gets her fifteen minutes of fame by posing as VP of Talent for GQ magazine on a beach trip, and ends up on a notorious talk show.
To DC, falling down means always looking up and laughing in the face of whatever threw you to the ground–often looking in the mirror–and to get back up on that table and dance! She learns that life’s little betrayals are necessary to really growing up–as is going home again. And in the end, humor, hope, and a sense of belonging prevail.
Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Mom, by Linda Wolff, et al.
Each title in the Not Your Mother’s Book series contains approximately 60 real-life stories dedicated to a unique theme, drawn from the passion and experience of dozens of writers in a whimsical and entertaining mix of irreverence and humor. Founded by former coauthors and editors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this similarly styled anthology series foregoes the sad, sappy, preachy, or death-oriented stories that were that series’ hallmark, and unlike that series, is never afraid to be a little risqué. These stories are funny, daring, different, and smart.
Mothering in the modern age can be a challenge. These days, the umbilical cords for most kids are high-tech gadgets and social media. It’s a complicated world, but children still need their mothers. From kissing boo-boos to teaching the difference between right and wrong to helping navigate the ups and downs of teenage drama, moms unselfishly give their children the advice, support, and love they need. The stories in this book—ranging from birth to empty nest—are guaranteed to entertain and delight. And remember—moms do know more than their kids when it comes to the real world!
Romantic as Hell, by Rodney Lacroix
In this hilarious, heartfelt and surprisingly useful book, bestselling author and comedian Rodney Lacroix opens up about his failed romantic endeavors and – more importantly – how you can avoid the same hysterically bad mistakes. Forming a relationship is hard. Keeping a relationship is harder. But adding romance into that relationship? Well, that can be a real bitch, can’t it?
Written in Rodney’s trademarked comedic style, Romantic as Hell gives some great relationship advice like:
– Why shouldn’t I give a feral cat as a token of my affection?
– Why you’re not fooling anyone with that “free back massage any time” coupon.
– Which “romantic getaways” should you avoid, and which one may result in having your own shoes thrown at you?
– Why doesn’t my man wear his Pinocchio thong?
– How can we keep the spark alive while parenting in a house with four children who are all busy annoying the crap out of us?
Each hilarious story is punctuated with amazing illustrations that transform the book into a highly entertaining feast for the eyes, as well.
Rodney Lacroix knows two things: comedy and romance. As “A Guide for the Romantically Challenged,” he puts them together in a package that is sure to give the audience some unique concepts and perspectives on affection, and a whole lot of side-splitting laughter.
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. How great is that?
BONUS: Because I’m having so much fun, I’ve decided to add in a gorgeous, NT Times best-selling planner for 2016. Here’s what it is (but don’t tell anyone…It’s a secret!):
“Welcome to the Choices Notebook, and the best 12-Month Planner you’ll ever use! Reaching your goals is important, but creating a life that feels authentic and fulfilling is just as valuable. That’s why the Choices Notebook focuses on both, your goals and your happiness. Gratitude pages, Goal Setting, Bucket List and note taking areas are all included in your Choices Notebook. Define your major goals for 2016 and track them monthly and weekly in your Choices Notebook. Monthly and Weekly Calendars provide areas to note Top Goals and Spotlight Tasks to keep you focused. Use the Life Choices Check-In to track what’s working in your life, and what isn’t. Your Choices Notebook comes with 192 pages of high quality heavy weight paper, Sophisticated Gold Tone Wire-O Binding, Page Holders on Front & Back Covers and a Suede Finish Heavy Weight Cover Stock. We’re proud to produce the Choices Notebook here in America.
So 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.)
We regret that, due to the totally ridiculous shipping costs for packages going outside of the country, the Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway is only open to readers in the U.S. Our sincerest apologies to our international readers. Thank you for understanding.
Note: This “Best Giveaway in 2016” is hosted by Vikki Claflin, and sponsored by Elaine Ambrose, Laura Lee Carter, DC Stanfa, and Rodney Lacroix. By entering, you are agreeing to receive occasional emails from the authors in this event.