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January 20, 2016

I'm so excited, I could scream! #newbook #RssosSisters #MFRWauthor


Lately, I have written about everything except for my new book. Yup, The Wild Rose Press will be publishing Temporarily Insane, my second romantic comedy mystery, featuring my always job searching heroine, Hattie Cooks, and the hunky detective, Allan Wellborn.

Here's a blurb: No man. Bad job. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far away from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditors turn up dead.

Detective Allan Wellborn dumped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who coincidentally is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a possible suspect.
Can Hattie find out who is murdering auditors before she’s arrested?

Pretty much fun--right? So here's an excerpt:


“Stop it, Hattie!”
Trixie had some nerve. Her reprimand, the one which skewered a stabbing pain to my right eye, sounded terribly out of character, like she had little patience for me.
Maybe she felt rushed.
Ordinarily, she was the nicest person I knew who didn’t have a mean bone in her body. The kind who rescued animals, picked up trash at Sommerville Park, and delivered Meals on Wheels to the elderly during her lunch hour.  
Not today. I narrowed my eyes and crossed my arms over my chest in a school-girl flaunt.
Trixie tilted forward in her ergonomically designed chair, her bosom almost resting on her desk. “This nonsense has to end. Your moan sounded like an obscure breed of a bizarre...untamed...wounded animal.” She returned to an upright and seated position. In tiny increments, she rotated from side-to-side, waiting for me to say something not insane.
In truth, Trixie had pounded the nail on the head.
I had nothing to add. My whole life had turned into an obscure, bizarre, bad reflection of itself, thus wounding me to my core. I sighed and pouted an if only.
Don’t go there.
My funsister friend owned the employment agency Jobs Inc., and on occasion, she’d--mostly--happily assisted me in finding temporary work since my dream job had been flushed down the proverbial toilet a few months back, thus soiling my picture-perfect life. For this newest offered assignment, I’d be employed as an administrative assistant for the managing partner at Northside, Lancaster, and Brookside, Certified Public Accountants, headquartered in my hometown of Sommerville.  
At first, she’d sounded oh-so pleasant when we began our chitchat about the opportunity.
“Think accounting,” she’d teased, followed by a small chuckle.
     Her laugh had spoken volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica proportions.
Did I tickle your funny bone? And finally, here's a small cover sample:

Have you read Temporarily Employed? Find this fun one at:

38 comments:

Phyllis said...

I hope you've got a good start on it, you don't want to keep folks waiting!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Phyllis! It's written and in the editor's hands. About 1/3 done. I can't wait to show off the final. Thank you.

Kathy Crouch said...

Congratulations Vicki that's awesome.

D'Ann said...

Congrats! Looks great!

Patricia said...

How great! Congratulations on Wild Rose and your new book.
YAY.
Patti

vicki batman said...

Hi, Kathy! Thank you so much.

Hi, D'Ann! I hope it sounds great too. There's probably a few handbags in there. teeheehee

Hi, Patti! Thank you so much. Now, I am writing a third one. Yikes!

Linda Steinberg said...

Congrats, Vicki. I love the way the covers match. I'm guessing we'll soon be seeing Temporarily...Something else?

Janie Emaus said...

Congratulations!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Linda! I thought having them similar gives the series feel. Working on Temporarily Wed. lol

Hi, Janie! Long time no see. Thank you!

darlene deluca said...

Congrats, Vicki! Sounds fun, and it's a cute cover!

J.L. Sheppard said...

Congrats! Love the cover!

Liz Lipperman said...

Woot! Love both covers. If this one is as good as the first one--and I know it will be--I need to thank you now for the great read and the chuckles I always get when I read your stuff. WTG, my friend.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Darlene! Thank you so much. I like my funny!!

Hi, JL Sheppard: Thank you.

Hi, Ms. Lipperman: Such a challenge to write the second one and I'm pretty sure you'll like the funny stuff. Hugs!

Melissa Keir said...

Yea!!! Love the new cover! Can't wait for you to get this one out there!! Congrats!!

Cynthia Sample said...

Congratulations, Vicki. From what I hear, Wild Rose Press is a terrific publisher. You're in good hands!

Lida Sideris said...

Hooray! How wonderful! I think I heard your scream :) Congratulations Vicky - love your cover! So nice to be a part of TWRP!

jbiggar said...

Yippee!! Happy dancing for you, Vicki!! Great job, I love the cover and wish you much success!

Paris said...

Congratulations and I love the cover!

Martha Crites said...

Nice!

Barbara Bettis said...

Congratulations, Vicki~ It sounds terrific. I can't wait to read it!!

Ashantay said...

Congratulations on your latest release! Loved the excerpt of this sequel! All best wishes on your new book.

J.M. Maurer said...

Congrats! Love the cover. Wishing you all the best!

vicki batman said...

Wow, ladies! Thank you so much. I go to work on #3 and come back to check in only to find the overwhelming good wishes. Thank you all so much.

Red L. Jameson said...

Huge squee from me!!! Congratulations!!! the book sounds AMAZING!!!!
hugs!

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Congrats Vicki! Love the cover and the excerpt. :)

vicki batman said...

Hi, Red! And thank you, sweetie.

Hi, Joanne! Thank you. I'm working on #3 now and lordy, I need some miracles over here. Hugs!

Joan Reeves said...

Congratulations! Hope the excitement never ends.

Marsha said...

Congratulations, Vicki. Sounds like a fun read. Love how the covers are similar, but different. Best wishes, sweetie.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Joan! I can't wait for the big day--when that will be isn't determined yet.

Hi, Marsha! Thank you for the cover comment. And congratulations on your new book, too!

Liz Flaherty said...

Great covers!

Angela Adams said...

Congratulations, Vicki! Way to go and love that title!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Liz! Thank you.

Hi, Angela! I'm so glad you like the title too. Hugs

20Pat said...

Hi Vicki

I love the whole idea of this series. She can go into all kinds of places as a temp getting into all kinds of trouble. And I love the covers.

Karilyn Bentley said...

I love it Vicki! Congrats!!!!!

Lilly Gayle said...

Love the cover. Congratulations!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Pat! Thank you for your kinds thoughts. I, too, thought the same thing about crazy jobs and crazy things happening. I appreciate you stopping by. Hugs!

Hi, Karilyn! A big thank you!

Hi, Lilly! I'm so glad you like the color. Me, too. Now, I'll have to decide for Temporarily Wed. Pink maybe?

Ilona Fridl said...

Sounds like a fun book! Much luck with it, Vicki!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Ilona! and thank you so much. I do like some fun and funny in my stories. Hugs.