Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two romantic comedy mysteries to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime Guppies, and several writing groups.
An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"
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For your beach read pleasure, preorder now, Just You and Me, a 99cent boxed set featuring my romantic comedy short story, "Raving Beauty": Amazon
Tagline: A reluctant beauty contestant falls for the doctor treating her, only to discover the one she really loves has been right in front of her eyes the whole time.
Story blurb: What if the love of your life was in front of you all along?
It began innocently with a few margaritas… Kelly Stinson is persuaded to represent Yahoo Ranch! Steakhouse in the Chamber of Commerce’s beauty contest. After an unexpected swan dive off stage, her heart goes pitter patter over the orthopedic surgeon who repaired her ripped up ankle.
Daniel Ackerman has always had the hots for his twin sister’s best friend, Kelly. Much to his dismay, her doctor has invaded his territory, taking notice of the dark-haired beauty. That’s about to change when he moves in to help Kelly recover physically and open her eyes to what’s been in front of her all along.
Excerpt: "I can't believe I let your loony brother, who's tormented me all my life, talk me into this." With my eye on the teenage competition, I tugged the leg opening of my swimsuit into place to better cover my hip. "Just because I did some modeling in college doesn't make me a pageant diva. Back then, I was incredibly skinny, and clothes fit easily."
"Daniel's a rat. He took advantage of your third or was it your fourth margarita, Kelly?" Maggie Ackerman, my best friend and roommate, adjusted the scarlet satin sash draped across my body. Glittery stick-on letters spelled out Miss Yahoo! Ranch Steakhouse. "Hold still."
With an old-fashioned teasing comb, she picked my brown hair into place at the crown of my head. The eerie suspicion I resembled a scary dame with Big Texas hair from the television show, Dallas, caused me to avoid looking in the mirror.
"Close your eyes." She hit me with super freeze-it hairspray. "Now, that ain't goin' nowhere."
My personal stylist needed to work on her aim, preferably with both of her eyes open. I spit-wiped the sticky spot on my right cheek. I hope nobody I know sees me like this.
"There." The scrunch of her nose reflected how pleased she was with herself. "Feeling better?"
Like a slab of beef.
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"Funny, drama, entertaining will keep you from the first page as favorite characters invite us back in their world of utter crazy."
Temporarily Insane is an unpredictable combination of humor, romance, and mystery. Hattie Cooks is smart and sharp-witted. The author takes the reader right into Hattie’s head from the very first page and readers are with her every step of the way.
Temporarily Employed: New Job. New Love. And Murder. Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee--the very one she replaced. When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, Detective Allan Charles Wellborn steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.
Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?
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Season of Holiday Anthologies
Season of Promises featuring the romantic comedy short story, "The Littlest Angel." Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can the twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?
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Season of Surprises featuring "Holiday Handbag Extravaganza": Christmas Countdown is on! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.
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Season of Magic: Hopes and wishes. And holiday kisses...the Season of Magic. Wrap yourself in the holiday spirit with five romantic stories filled with fun and forever after.
“Holiday Disaster”: Condo living isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially for Michelle Anderson whose plumbing problems go from bad to worse in the space of one week and right before Christmas, too.
To top it off, Mr. Maintenance Man is the surliest plumber ever. Is it her fault he gets soaked every time he fixes her pipes? And what’s with him winking and sneezing when he comes over. Creepy—right?
This Christmas is a disaster.
Sisters Born, Sisters Found embraces the notion that some women you meet are connected to you even though they don’t share your DNA. A group of 75 writers representing every continent except Antarctica contributed to the anthology.
"Sister Act" by Vicki Batman: Christmas Eve traditions included a trip to Grandmother’s house, good food, lots of relatives, and a special holiday movie with sisters.
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Three romantic comedy very very shorts:
"Just Desserts": A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.
"Bug Stuff": An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.
"With This Ring": When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, everything turns into something utterly romantic and unforgettable in the end.
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"This is NOT Working": One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right until the new boss steps in.
"Check Her Out": Gum: it’s a sticky situation, especially between the store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew has to pay for the package he stole.
"Little Birdie Who": A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?
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"Ouch" - Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous...and romantic? "Man Theory" - When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart. "Tommy and the Teacher" - A young boy steals from the school's book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.
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