Day 5 of #ComedyBookWeek highlights

Don’t call it a comedy book week, call it a comedy revolution! The world is currently a dark, gloomy place, with enough blood and violence in real life, and it’s about time the tide turned. We need more fun in this thing called life. Let’s all escape together into any of the 112 parallel worlds on offer…

Yes, I did count the books again, and it’s true – have a look at the participating 112 books list. Put down your dystopia, or paranormal fantasy, or the tear-soaked teenage angst and pick up a book that is sure to make your day brighter.

Um…did I say put down the paranormal fantasy? Not if it’s funny! And yes, vampires can be funny – just ask Scott Burtness. He’s the author of Wisconsin Vamp and he will answer your burning (oops, bad choice of words!) questions at FB group ‘Books and Everything’ online Q&A.

Wisconsin Vamp is a story of a small-town cook and mediocre bowler unexpectedly becoming a vampire yet trying to keep up the “Midwestern nice” appearances until both he and his best friend go for the same girl. Try this “Quirky, engrossing, paranormal romp!” – it is currently FREE!

For another example of an unexpected and, um, bloody, twist on an old story, read Feather Stone’s Romance Under Fire  review of Hans & Greta, a twisted fairy tale with a chance of zombie.

Hans & Greta is a novella that reimagines the well-known story. It has been called “An unexpected & wicked lil’ treat” and “fun hike through the creepy woods.” Have a look – it’s now only $0.99!

Speaking of old stories, you’ve all heard the one about one girl and two guys…well, then, how about one girl and FOUR guys? Bernadette Maycock, author of  It Started with a Snub, knows all about that predicament, and she will surely talk about it in her guest post on Rosa Temple’s blog.

It Started with a Snub is a story about one girl and four guys – her housemates. Get to know them and learn what happens when the last people you expected to turn to are actually the ones you need the most. It has been called “brilliant chick-lit” and “A book with characters’ voices that spring out from the page.”

Aah, the mental escape…don’t you wish your body could escape too? To some exotic faraway destination…say India? Well, one woman did, and she wrote a book about it – read C (the happy meerkat) review of Do Not Wash Hands in Plates by Barb Taub.

Do Not Wash Hands in Plates is the story of three women eating their way across India in search of adventure, elephants, temples, palaces, western toilets, monkeys, the perfect paratha…and the kindness of Indian strangers. Reviewers have called it “A fun trip with friends, elephants, food and more food” and “a book to brighten the darkest day.” Don’t miss it while it’s only $0.99!

Wasn’t that funny? Oh, you want more India adventures? How about over-the-top funny misadventures, written by someone who has never actually been to India? Well, you’re in luck – Benjamin Thomas of The Writing Train will interview Ana Spoke, author of Indiot.

Indiot is the second installment in Isa Maxwell Escapades. After her Shizzle, Inc adventure is over, Isa finally arrives  India to play Good Samaritan to the orphans, the poor, and a wronged Indian prince. Things go from bad to perilous as she launches on a madcap romp through Delhi. Get this “over-the-top funny” wacky journey while it’s only $0.99 and FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Wonder where Isa Maxwell Escapades began? Then read Kirsty McManus review of Shizzle, Inc by  Ana Spoke and interview with the author.

Shizzle, Inc follows adventures of a “gloriously dippy” Isa Maxwell in hot pursuit of fifteen minutes of fame. It has been described as a “wild and hilarious ride,” “Larger than Life, Off-Beat, Funny,” and it’s FREE!

How do the authors come up with this zany stuff? Matt Drzymala’s interview with J. J. Green, author of Mission Improbable, answers that question.

Mission Improbable is Book One in the light-hearted, fast-paced Carrie Hatchett Space Adventures series. It has been described as “Scully and Mulder on acid” and “Delightful romp through space.” Best of all, it’s currently FREE!

Traveling through space is fun, but what about traveling back in time?  Nicki Elson’s Not-So-Deep Thoughts almost did that when she reviewed a story from The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes by Liz Hedgecock.

The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 29 new and remarkable early cases. It has been called “Nice, fun and delightful” and “a fun, light, often funny collection of vignettes.” Get it while it’s only $0.99!

Criminal masterminds on your…mind? Apparently, they are also on the mind of Abby Vegas, author of Clean Break. Just read her interview with Al Lane’s Dirty Dozen.

Clean Break is a hybrid of romance and suspense, filled with  hope, angst, and the heartwarming characters. The dead broke protagonist, determined to at least attempt to claw her way back to respectability. The mysterious Russian handyman. The dangerous criminal underworld. It has been described as “A fun summer read” and “Exciting page turner!”

Not all masterminds are criminal. Some might even have good intentions, however misguided. You’ll know what I mean after you read Jena C. Henry’s interview with Rose Schmidt, author of The Wayfaring Swan.

The Wayfaring Swan is a delightful combination of romance, adventure, and hilarious one-liners. Join the protagonist on  an action-packed race for survival in the Florida Keys, as she deals with her well-meaning mother’s recreation of a historical romance plot.

And, finally, some masterminds can be plain adorable. Like in the works of Leigh Selfman, author of Haunt Flashes. Read her interview with Ani Gonzalez and see if you agree with me.

Haunt Flashes is a novella about a struggling screenwriter and a suave, 1940’s movie star ghost. It’s a clean, romcom/cozy mystery that has been called “different” and “charming.” Take a chance on it while it’s just $0.99!

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