Friday, May 18, 2012

Rachel Thompson Book Blurb Blitz Tour

My Secret Romance is so excited to be part of the Rachel Thompson Book Blurb Blitz Tour! Posted below are two blurbs to Rachel's books, Mancode and Snark. You must check them out...they're quite funny and I can bet after reading them you're going to be buying them. Then check on how to enter the giveaway.

 A Walk in the Snark:
-Be forewarned -- the material in this book has been called controversial in nature. It is based on the author's popular blog. There are recurrent themes regarding men and women, love and loss. It's not all funny. But it is all honest. Can you handle the snark?
Sometimes I think I'm too jaded. Then I think no, it's just the lighting.
Praise for A Walk In The Snark -- now a #1 Bestseller!
5 of 5 stars!
--The commonalities we all share is what makes this book spark to life.
Tony Eldridge, Author, The Samson Effect
--Thank you for making the lives of women and men more intelligible, Rachel, and for making us laugh at ourselves!
Berit Ellingsen, Author, The Empty City
Rachel believes "Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends," and so do her legions of fans. She dares to ask "Why do men want to change the world, but can't change a roll of toilet paper?"
Drawing on her decades (#deargod has it been that long?) of marriage, friendships, and past relationships, Rachel's specialty is observing male behavior and dissecting it with humor (Shopping is NOT a Verb). Think of her as the Scientist of Snark...without the ugly white lab coat #asif
Husband: Mumble, mumble, mumble.
Daughter: What?
Me: It's okay. I speak husband.
See why everyone is buying this book! Mancode, Chickspeak, and much, much more!
See why critics love it!
More praise:
5/5 Stars:
Crisp, cutting, and caffeinated. A gem of a read.
~Rebecca Tsaros Dickson, Author, I Could Tell You Stories; Editor-In-Chief, Indie Ink
The author's wicked sense of humor sprinkles every day stories of relationship angst with spicy hot pepper with keeping it real adventure.
~Bonnie Jean Adams, Chicago Culture And Events Examiner
If you want to laugh, cry, and risk blowing coffee out of your nose at Rachel's unique take on life (Manesia, anyone), you've GOT to buy this book today! 
Want to know why this book reached #1 on the Kindle Motherhood list (and Parenting & Families, and Women's Studies) and is still a mainstay months and months later?
Buy it!

The Mancode: Exposed:
-I'm over forty. I don't have a blankie. I have vodka.
-I'm no 'ologist.' I don't give advice. If that's what you're looking for, go buy Dr. Somebody's book.
-I write about men, women, sex, & chocolate. My experiences, my truth, my martinis.
-*Note: Thompson employs hashtags (i.e., the # sign) in her work. Google it. These are not typos, people #deargod.
Praise for The Mancode: Exposed -- already a #1 bestseller in Marriage, Parenting & Families AND Parenting & Relationships!
5/5 Star Reviews:
--As a long time warrior in the Battle of the Sexes, I would've won a lot more skirmishes had I had a copy of Mancode in my saddle. Reaching back toward my shotgun, I would've found this book. Instead of shooting the man, I could've said, "Stop acting like a man!" Buy Mancode and stop wasting bullets.
~ Beth Wareham, author Power of No
--Finally! A woman who gets what I'm going through every day, front hat whole spitting thing to my deep abiding love for chocolate. Well done!
~ Amber Scott, author of #1 Kindle bestsellers IRISH MOON, FIERCE DAWN, WANTED
--Mancode: Exposed is a scathingly funny, rapid fire and heartfelt looks at guys. Author Rachel Thompson delivers a satirical piece that invokes strong shades of Penny Marshall and Seth McFarlane.
~ Casey Ryan, Host & Creator, Cutting Room Floor radio program

About Rachel Thompson

I'm a chick who writes stuff that makes you laugh. My book A Walk In The Snark hit #1 on the Kindle Motherhood list this past September (do you think they know I talk about sex? Shhh.). It's since hit about oh, SEVEN more times. #woot! I've been nominated for Funniest Blog, Best Humor Writer & Redhead Who Makes A Killer Dirty Martini (okay, I made the last one up, but it's true. Honest.).
I released The Mancode: Exposed right after Thanksgiving 2011! Two books of snarky goodness, baby. 

I've been told I write in the style of that Dickens guy. Kidding. 

I'm a mom, a wife, and a recovering pharmaceuticals rep. It's been a long process but I'm doing okay, thanks. 

I also used to sell Trojan brand condoms. Yeah, it's hilarious, I know. I did it for three years way back when, and I was their top salesperson in the Western Region, a dubious honor at best. My number-one customer was the Mustang Ranch. No, seriously. The Mustang Ranch. I couldn't make stuff like that up. 

The experience definitely gave me insights into the... er... ins and outs of men. 

So it should come as no great surprise that I write about how men (The Mancode) and women (Chickspeak) approach most things differently. And since I did, in fact, grow past my Trojan days (in more ways than one or--insert your own joke here), I've thrown in a few tidbits about marriage, kids, being a mom, living in the OC (ya know-being a pale redhead living in a sea of blondes), coffee, and vodka. Not necessarily in that order, depending on the day.

Don't read this book to find advice about how to be sweet or nice. I'm pretty much allergic to both of those words. Actually don't read this book for advice on anything. (My lawyer made me put that in just in case you know, you thought I could save your marriage or something - not).

Or if you are looking for some light, heartfelt humor in everyday life (Erma Bombeck-style), well, I'm really not your girl, either. Nothin' homespun about the Queen of Snark, baby. Mostly I just laugh at stuff and make up words (See "Refrigeratoritis and Manesia.") Yet somehow it all seems to work. 

And don't call me cute. (Hint: Babies and puppies are cute. Grown women are soooo not.)

Special note to men: I write frequently about "The Mancode"--like how you guys do goofy stuff and we women try, and often fail, to understand. (Um, change the toilet paper roll much? Yeah, that's what I thought.) If that offends your sensibilities, this may not be the book for you. Yeah, I'm crushed.

Like everyone, I've also had some rough times. I share those with you, too. Life can't always be martinis and beaches. Wait, this is the OC (Orange County, CA, for those of you from Canada, or people on the East Coast who don't know California beyond LA). Naw, not even here. 

So, welcome to RachelintheOC. 

Now go read an essay or two and find something to laugh at, would ya? 

I have to go help my husband find the butter. Again. 

Rachel will be awarding a chocolate treat to a random commenter at every stop and a $20 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The more you comment, the better chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by! 


marybelle said...

I like a bit of controversy with my cup of tea.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Rachel today.

Maria D. said...

I have Rachel's books on my Kindle list and will be getting them later today...I love snark!

Under the Covers said...

This sounds great, thanks for the post! I'm still LOL at that last line. ;)


MomJane said...

I would love to read both books. I giggled just reading the excerpts.

Catherine Lee said...

Men are from Seinfeld. What's that all about? I mean, I like Seinfeld but my husband REALLY likes it!

bn100 said...

Sounds like fun books.


Rachel Thompson said...

Thanks all for your comments!

The 'Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends' was born out of our push and pull of relating to our favorite shows. While I can enjoy the occasional Seinfeld episode, his world would STOP when it came on. Whereas I know most every line from every Friends ep ever.

As if.

Lana A said...

I loved some of the comments and comparisons, so looking forward to reading more of your books!

anzuazura at yahoo dot de


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