Guest post and giveaway! If You Can't Beat 'Em … Join 'Em! by Tracy Bloom

22 Apr

Fabulously funny debut author Tracy Bloom is stopping off at One More Page today on her blog tour for the brilliantly named, No-one Ever Has Sex on A Tuesday. The book is partly inspired by the incredible people and stories she came across at her own antenatal classes. Tracy lives in England and  is chuffed to bits to have her dream job, making people laugh and sometimes cry through her writing. Welcome Tracy!

When our son was born my husband jumped for joy at the prospect of buying yet more Lego to add to the collection that my mother-in-law had kindly passed onto us from their attic. Lego mania in our household hit new heights however when my husband discovered a Lego Design App that allowed him to draw and plan our entire house in Lego. He then bought even more bricks so he could build it in all its 3ft x 2ft glory.

His addiction passed onto our son who loves to build but who is also is mesmerised by Lego clips on YouTube. Some are hilarious involving animated figures with voiceovers from Eddie Izzard and some are so dull you wonder at the future of the human race as you watch grown men describe in detail the merits of the latest Star Wars kit.

These clips did however give me an idea as to how we could utilise our growing Lego mountain for my own gain. I wanted to do a trailer for my romantic comedy novel, NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY, which was a no.1 ebook bestseller last year and launches into shops at the end of this month. Most book trailers are spectacularly uninspiring so I thought I’d do a funny one using Lego figures as the key characters. My husband set to work digging out the pieces I needed and I wrote a storyboard. By a stroke of luck an ex-colleague runs a video company and worked out how to do the animation. We then had a hilarious day filming particularly as we had to film a comedy sex scene! Different coloured heads were used with varying expressions!

The result is way beyond what I ever expected when I started and I’m so proud of it. I’ve also come to realise Lego has its uses apart from causing extreme pain when you step on it. My husband is also pleased his Lego house got a starring role and my son likes to see his Lego on film although he’s only allowed to see the version without the sex scene!

Thank you Tracy! Check out the fab book trailer that Tracy made below :-)

Giveaway!

No-one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday is published for the first time in paperback format on Thursday (24th April) and I have one brand new copy to give away to a lucky reader!

To enter this giveaway just leave a comment in the box below and I’ll draw a winner using Random.org after the closing date.

This giveaway is open to UK residents only and will close at midnight on Tuesday 29th April.

Good luck!

 

3 Responses to “Guest post and giveaway! If You Can't Beat 'Em … Join 'Em! by Tracy Bloom”

  1. Janet Lambert 22nd April 2014 at 8:15 am #

    Sounds amusing its great to draw on real life to write a novel.

  2. hayley beddoes 22nd April 2014 at 9:59 am #

    This sounds brill, would be a great read for my up and coming holiday hope i win. Great blog by the way. X x

  3. Kayleigh Bailey 23rd April 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    This book sounds great, thanks for the giveaway :) x

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