Thursday, May 23, 2013

No-one ever has sex on a Tuesday by Tracy Bloom (Review, Guest Post)

Never has a one-night stand led to such chaos!

Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again after they end up in bed together following a school re-union.

So all is forgotten... until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy's baby. Oblivious to the mayhem unfolding, Matthew's highly-strung wife frets over giving birth to twins and Katy’s much younger boyfriend refuses to take fatherhood seriously.

Love and life are messy but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot. How will they navigate their way through this almighty cock-up?

Tracy Bloom - Author Bio
Tracy Bloom started writing when her cruel, heartless husband ripped her away from her dream job shopping for rollercoasters for the UK's leading theme parks, to live in America with a brand new baby and no mates. In a cunning plan to avoid domestic duties and people who didn't understand her Derbyshire accent, she wrote NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY. She soon found however that her new American friends took a shine to her British sense of humour and encouraged her to share her words with a wider audience. NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY went on to be successfully published internationally providing Tracy with a new dream job, making people laugh and sometimes cry through her writing.
Back in good old England now (desperately missing drive-through Starbucks, 30- Rock, NPR and people who talk to you in the street without thinking you're a weido) and cracking on with writing about other people who screw up their lives in a hilarious fashion including a sequel, NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX AFTER A BABY. 
NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY has been published in Germany, Italy, Poland, Serbia, and will be released in Brazil this Summer.
Contact Details:
Twitter: @TracyBBloom
Guest Post by author, Tracy Bloom
Around the world with 'No-one ever has sex on a Tuesday'
Picture the scene - my first taste of success as a writer. I'm sat in a fancy restaurant by which I mean there isn’t a chicken nugget in sight. My publisher sits at the head of the table. A grand dame of the industry weighed down by precious metals and with hair that has no-way been blow dried by herself. I glow with pride as I sign a copy of my book despite the fact I can't read a word of it. Here I am celebrating seeing my novel in print for the very first time in ... Milan, Italy. I've spent all day trailing bookshops, taking pictures of my book, trying to convince shop owners that I am the author and not some eccentric English lady who can't speak Italian and yet convinced she's written an entire book in their language. This is not how I expected things to be.

I guess it’s fitting that I didn’t begin writing in my native England. Marriage, a baby and a husband sent to work in the USA for three years slung me out of my previous career developing theme park rides and attractions and into potential desperate housewife territory. As I gazed around the leafy suburbs of Connecticut I remembered I had a dream to write a book. And so I did. Armed with ideas and a very British sense of humour I joined a creative writing class and so NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY began to take shape. The tale of childhood sweethearts having a one-night stand when they meet years later at a school reunion seemed to strike a chord. When two classmates had a row about whether my lead character should stick with her younger boyfriend or rekindle her teenage romance having discovered either could be the father of her baby, I knew I had something.  

Eventually it was finished and I skipped class to sweat over letters to potential agents in London. Not that I thought I’d get one, I just fancied getting some transatlantic mail.  As it turned out one wanted me and my book. Champagne corks popped.  It was a dream come true. I didn’t realise that dreams rarely materialise how you imagine them.

My agent (I will never get used to saying that) took my book to Frankfurt Book Fair and I waiting impatiently to hear when I would be able to buy my book in Waterstones. Then the news came that it had sold to the highest bidder in a German auction and a pre-empted bid had secured it a home in Italy. Not long after Brazil grabbed hold of it followed by Poland. Initially I was crushed that I wouldn’t be seeing my book on home territory until the reality of being published abroad sunk in. Someone in Brazil, a country I had never even visited, thought I was funny, thought I could write and wanted other Brazilians to read my story.  That, I decided, was pretty cool.

One after another my book appeared in print in languages I couldn’t read with covers so diverse it was hard to reconcile it was the same book. It was as though I had given my book up for adoption and it was having this whole fantastic life without me that I was unable to participate in.  

Until this year.  The massive changes driving uncertainty in the publishing industry had been blamed for my book not finding a home in the UK. However as a new era in publishing emerges, those changes have provided the opportunity for me to finally get published here.  With the support of my agent who also represents Sophie Kinsella, my novel is now available in English on Amazon.  Finally I can tell people to go read my tale of a one-night stand that leads to utter chaos. Best of all  I can understand the reviews and comments for NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY without having to resort to Google Translate!

My Review:

When I look at Tracy Bloom's photo above, she looks like such a happy person, and that is what this book was about. It was a happy book with loads of mischief and missteps, but happy. I always find it intriguing to read a book from an author "across the pond" because, well, you can just never get to serious when reading about a "bloke". 

No-one ever has sex on a Tuesday is a charming story about past love and present love, and what happens when those two worlds end up on a collision course. I'm sure we all wonder about those past loves that got away, walked away, left; and what would happen if we were to meet up with them again. Would those old feelings still linger, or would revenge take heart? 

No-one ever has sex on a Tuesday does just that.  When two people who parted ways without closure, meet up at a school reunion, will just have to read what happens next.

Tracy Bloom wrote an entertaining book with love, sex, marriage, and babies. There are the extended friends who make life interesting (see the quotes) and references to songs that will surely bring back memories. There were no grammatical errors to speak of, but I don't think I would have found them anyway with the language barrier thing (and that was a funny). The characters are interesting and will certainly find you looking for those in your own life who resemble them. Enjoy the writer's humor in the quotes below and then go read the book. 

"He look around nervously and was suddenly aware that everyone was looking at him and Alison was nudging him. S..t, it was his turn. His turn to tell the class what his biggest fear was concerning childbirth. How about your wife finding out she might not be the only one carrying your child."

"You're a star," said Ben. "After the baby arrives I'll drive you all the time, I promise. Braindead's even offered his babysitting services to us. He says he loves kids apparently." "Ben, I like Braindead, you know I do, but I doubt he even knows where babies come from never mind being able to look after one."

"Katy, when God made you, he took a star out of the sky and gave it a heart," declared Rick. "Then he chopped the moon in half and gave her the most glorious t..ts," muttered Braindead. "I heard that," said Katy. "Are you both drunk already?"

"Katy stood up and cleared her throat. Thrusting her (baby) bump out proudly she began a shockingly bad attempt at the opening bars of I've had the Time of My Life."

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