August 10, 2012

PP VICKI says HAPPY LAUNCH DAY for STORE WARS & A GIVEAWAY


Sassy writer Vicki Batman's newest funny fiction is:



The competition is heating up when Janie's old flame
is back in town, running his family's business.



COOL EXCERPT:

"So what else turns you off?"   

In one corner, imitation leather purses embellished with rhinestone crowns had been stacked on a glass and chrome shelving unit. Cheap, gemstone bracelets decorated a nearby display stand.

I pointed to a shirt rack and said in a soft voice, "I'd never wear these clothes."        With a frown, Tracy cupped her mouth. "Me, neither. They're aimed for the nighttime crowd—if you catch my drift."   

"I do. Yuck." Taking in the whole enchilada, I stopped when I spied the jean-clad backside of a male employee sweeping the floor. God, I hope he hadn't heard us.
         
I steered Tracy aside and whispered, "We'll have no problems with our store succeeding in the Depot District. We're better than the ones at the mall and all the other stores around here."          
         
"I agree. Let's split up, take mental notes, and meet out front in fifteen minutes."          I peeled off to the left, and she went to the right.

The man cleaning glanced over his shoulder and straightened. "May I help you?"        

Instantly, my body froze like an icicle. It couldn't be—could it? Fletcher? As in my once upon a time boyfriend, Fletcher Babcock? When had he abandoned the bright lights of Big D and returned to Sommerville?   

STORE WARS BUY LiNK:

FOR SOME REAL FUN:
Become a PP blogsite follower, make a comment with your email and be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 Amazon gift card and a copy of "Store Wars."

Thanks for helping Vicki celebrate!!! Check out more from her at:
Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Batman/e/B005AY5ZN8/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1343929464&sr=1-2-ent

46 comments:

Sylvia said...

Hi Vicki,
Can't wait to read Store Wars! Your stories are always fun. Hope you sell a gazillion copies.

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Sylvia! Thanks for joining my party. A gazillion would be awesome. ox

Liese said...

Happy Day!

Looking forward to reading it!

Kathy Ivan said...

WooHoo!!! Congratulations on the release, my friend. Wishing you many, many sales.

Pamela Stone said...

WooHoo! Major congrats. Enjoy the day.

MuseItUp Publishing said...

Happy Launch Day. Loved the story, loved the heroine and the hero. Kudos.

Anonymous said...

What an exciting day!!! Patty H.

Karen Cote said...

Yay!!!

Happy Launch day to you,
Happy Launch day to you,
Happy Launch day dear Store Wars,
Haaappy Laauunch daaay to yoooouuuuu.

Pop the cork and lets paaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrtttttttyyyyyy!

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Thanks, Liese, Kathy, Pam, MIUP, and Karen!

I'm partying with the usual...diet Coke! lol

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Patty H. You did it! ox

Marian L said...

I love the premise. Can't wait to read it. Good Luck!

shelleyburbank said...

Congrats on the Store Wars book launch! Shelley (from TrueWriters)

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Thank you, Marian, and Shelley (fr Trues!) I'm so happy you can party. And have a piece of cake. It makes a great breakfast.

Alisha said...

Happy book birthday, Vicki! I love your sexy, sassy books!!

Linda Cacaci said...

Congrats, Vickie! It sounds like a great read!
Linda Cacaci
LinCaca3@aol.om

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Thank you, Alisha! Someone once told me sassy is bad. They were wrong. LOL

Hi, Linda. I'm handing over some cake--white with strawberry filling and chocolate frosting. MMMM, it's good. Thanks for stopping and I have your name down too.

Pamela Stone said...

Hey Vicki, I'll have a piece of cake. Clinking my DP can against your Diet Coke can. Ha.

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hey, Pam! Are we going to celebrate soon over your new life adventure? You betcha!

Can't wait either. oxoxo

Elizabeth Essex said...

Vicki!

Happy release day to you! Can't wait to read STORE WARS! (And BTW I LOVE the title!)

I, too, am a huge fan of your sassy voice. Here's to this release and many more. :)

Cheers!

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Thank you so much, Ms. Essex! I had a hard time figuring out a title for this one. Then bing! oxox

Pamela Stone said...

You betcha, Vicki. I'll buy the first round of sodas.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Happy Release Day!!! Looking forward to reading it!

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Karilyn: I'm thinking you are the salty girl in this group; so here's a box of Cheezits. Thank you!

Sheila Seabrook said...

Congratulations on your launch day, Vicki! I always love reading your work. And the cover for this book is terrific. Your designer captured the mood of the story perfectly. Fun, flirty and humerous. :)

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Sheila. Thank you for the high praise which I truly value from you, the one who writes fun and funny as well. oxox

Here's your plate with extra frosting. MMMM

Phyllis said...

Congrats Vicki on the newest release! Oh Happy Day! Look forward to reading it and hope for many, many sales!

Barbara Monajem said...

Congrats, Vicki! Wishing you many, many sales and more cool, fun books to follow! :~))

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Phyllis and Barbara! Here's your party napkin, your cake and some bubbly. Thank you for partying with me today.

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Just back from a store run for more ice. Not for the drinks, unfortunately. For the dead fridge. Ten days and counting....

Kristi said...

Congrats on the release of Store Wars. It sounds like a hoot! Best wishes.

Kristi Rhodes

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Kristi! My goal is for someone to chuckle over the story and say, "hey, I liked it." So thank you. And you get an extra cherry in your champagne cocktail. Visit the PP again-okay?

J Q Rose said...

Store Wars is the perfect title. So much fun. Hey, I need some of those nachos to go with my Diet Coke too. (I do hope you have some Diet Coke left???) Congratulations and best wishes!!!

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, J Q Rose! So happy you are here too. I don't have nachos. I have queso. And it is the best recipe.

This is the large version:
big Velvetta. Cut into cubes and drop in crock pot on low. Add spicy diced tomatoes, 2 cans of Rotel, chopped tomatoes, one chopped onion, chopped cilantro, small can of evaporated milk, chopped green onions and maybe a smidgen of finely diced jalapenos (depends on heat desired). Stir up as it melts! Yummy.

J Q Rose said...

YUMM--anything with Velveeta..sounds so sinful. Let me at it...Thanks for the recipe.Um, do you have an idea how to clean out the crockpot too after we've chowed down on this wonderful concoction? too bad I won't be around for clean up to see how you do it!!LOL..

VICKI BATMAN, said...

haha JQ Rose. I have one big tip: don't let it overcook. And can save leftovers in a container.

Then scrape away with a spatula. Then fill with hot soapy water and set overnight. Most just washes away (except for the cooked on bits).

Once upon a time there was a jalapeno velveeta which was great in the queso.

Nancy K said...

Love the cover, love the excerpt, love your work in general, Vicki! Congratulations on your Launch Day!!

Light,
Nancy Haddock

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Nancy! Am so happy you could celebrate with me at the PP. What shall you have? Hmmm? I know--reaching across the table--chocolate covered strawberries! I can't believe we haven't had those. Enjoy! and thanks.

Kelly L Lee said...

Happy launch day, Batman! Your covers just rock. :)

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, all! I'm looking around and there's cake crumbles, an empty bottle of bubbly or two. And no more strawberries. Wow, you know how to party on.

And so, it is time for good night.

Thandk you for the best wishes. Happy reading!

Michelle Miles said...

Happy launch day, Stalker Buddy! I hope it was great :)

Sydell Voeller said...

A great excerpt, Vicki! The old boyfriend returning to the hometown always makes a good premise for an intriguing read. Good luck with this story!

Sydell Voeller

thelisas said...

As a buyer/seller in my day job (moonlighting as an author) I can totally relate to Store Wars!

Janice said...

Love the title! Congrats!!!

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, stalker buddy. Everything's better when you pop by. ox

Hi, Sydell. I'm so happy you found the PP and thank you.

Hi, Lisa.I've had a wide variety of retail job. When I worked the Apparel Market, I had a blast. Kinda miss it too. Thank you for posting.

Hi, Janice. Thought you could sneak by me? No way I'd miss my friend. Thank you.

Cara Marsi said...

Vicki

This sounds so good. You know I love your writing. I tried to order it but they told me it's not available yet. I can't wait to read it.

Natasha said...

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