Saturday Snark Returns!

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve done Saturday Snark. I’ve been meaning to revive it for a month or two now, but it never seemed to occur to me until Sunday. But now, at last, here it is! :-)

Today’s snark is from my newest release, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Clandestine Classic. I’d like to point out that this bit of snark is entirely the work of Jules Verne. I didn’t change a word of this. Pierre, Conseil and Ned are actually rather snarky guys (so much so that I should be able to ride their snark all the way to my next release, Second Hand, which comes out on September 10th).

Enough. Here’s the snark.


“My friends,” I said, “we mustn’t despair. We’ve got out of tighter spots. So please do me the favour of waiting a bit before you form your views on the commander and crew of this boat.”

“My views are fully formed,” Ned Land shot back. “They’re rogues!”

“Oh good. And from what country?”



You can by Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea here.

This is a blog hop of sorts, so authors, JOIN IN! Put up a quick post on your blog with a snarky line (or two or three) from one of your books. Important: Be sure you enter your link into the linky tool below. Also, be sure to include a link back to this post so your readers can check out all the snarky links.

Readers, please follow along to find some fun new snarky characters. Keep checking back for new links, and comment often!  :-)

NEW addition to the snark-fest: a giveaway!! Readers, I want to try to make this fun for you too, so I’m giving away a pdf of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Clandestine Classic. Leave a comment here about one of the OTHER snarky posts on the list, and you’ll be entered into my drawing!


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24 Responses to Saturday Snark Returns!

  1. Ernest says:

    I’m loving snark as I am sassy by nature. Great!

  2. Marie Sexton says:

    This week’s snark is now closed, although I set the code up wrong and accidentally enabled it to go for a week. Oops. Anyway, I want to thank everybody (both author and reader) who stopped by.

    I only had three readers who commented, and one of you already owns 20k Leagues (thanks for buying it!), so I’m going to give PDF of it to both of the other readers, Susie Q and Trix.

    We’ll have snark again next week, so please stop by!

  3. Trix says:

    Sigh, Lucky’s smart-assedness is a big reason why I love DIVERSION so much. Then again, Chance and Jacky’s repartee is pretty cool, too. Anyway, this is such a good idea!

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  5. Tiffany M says:

    Thanks for bringing Saturday snark back. I love it. I actually have Twenty Leagues already. But thanks for bringing back the snark!

  6. Anne Tenino says:

    That old-fashioned literary snark is the best, isn’t it? Jane Austen had some great ones, too.

  7. Yay! So glad to see Saturday Snark is back. Thanks so much for this! 😀

  8. Julie Hayes says:

    Interesting idea for a blog hop, Marie! Thanks for letting me play in your sandbox!

    Your new book sounds interesting. I’m a HUGE Jules Verne fan.


    • Marie Sexton says:

      Thanks Julie! Twenty Thousand Leagues was a bit of a gimme when it came to slashing Pierre and Ned, but it was fun. :-)

      Thanks for joining in!

  9. SusieQ says:

    Wow…never heard of a snarky blog hop before! Loved all the excerpts but I have to tell ya, the snarky Santa REALLY caught me off guard, lol! (Isn’t he supposed to be a “jolly old elf”?)

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  11. M.A. Church says:

    Love, love, love this idea! Glad you brought it back. :)


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  13. Austen was the best. To misquote Lady Catherine de Burgh, I don’t snark myself but if I did I’d be the best snarker around.

  14. Holley Trent says:

    Every time I read a book written before the last century I have a to do a double-take at the humor. I’ll sit there like “Wait, was he being snarky? No way.”

    They were so good at doing it subtly back then. I’ve tried that and my jokes went way over peoples’ heads, so now I go for broke. I’m like the Lucille Ball of sensual romance writing. I will pound you right over the head with a joke. Boom.

    • Marie Sexton says:

      Ha! Yeah, subtle doesn’t always seem to work. I’ve found that out a time or two myself. 😉

      Thanks so much for joining in!

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