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Friday, December 12, 2014

Please welcom my friend Vicki Batman

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Vicki Batman
Showcasing Her Feature in a Holiday Anthology entitled: Season of Magic and her romantic comedy Holiday Disaster

Vicki Batman's Bio:

Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, amusement park ride attendant; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general “do anything gal” at a financial services firm--the list is endless and provides great material for her stories.

Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories to TRUE LOVE, TRUE ROMANCE, TRUE CONFESSIONS, NOBLE ROMANCE PUBLISHING, LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS, MUSEITUP PUBLISHING, and THE WILD ROSE PRESS as well as indie publishing. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"

Post Title: The Holiday Season has Arrived!

Book Title: Season of Magic, contemporary holiday & historical boxed set, featuring my romantic comedy, “Holiday Disaster.”

Log Line: for 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.

Book Blurb: for “Holiday Disaster”: The week before Christmas and all is in disarray when a librarian experiences horrible plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus. This Christmas is a disaster.

Book excerpt: 

          Wrapping my hands around the older-than-time plumbing underneath my bathroom sink, I yanked, hoping-praying-hoping the darn thing would loosen up, and all would be saved. But no. Nada. Too darn tight.
          Merry Christmas to me. Not really.
          Obviously, somebody more muscular than me would be required to strong-arm the pipe free. Helpless feelings hunched my shoulders. I should have closed the drain stopper to prevent my contact from swirling merrily away when it popped out of my eye and flew in the sink. I hated feeling helpless.
          Not a great way to kick off the holiday season.
          When Dad donned his Mr. Fix-it hat and repaired stuff around the house, I should have paid more attention. Maybe I'd have learned something valuable, something resembling Plumbing 101. But like most little girls, playtime was ten times more fun.
          I declared surrender and called the condo's emergency number. The maintenance man who answered told me he was on his way. I hoped he hadn't said that to humor me. Lying had become my number one enemy. Lately, it seemed like everybody I knew told fibs:
          My co-workers: "It's in your mailbox."
          My boyfriend, rather, my ex-boyfriend: "She means nothing to me."
          My car dealership: "Your vehicle will be ready by noon tomorrow."
          Unfortunately, I'd had to fabricate an untruth—just a teeny weenie fib, really—to get the maintenance guy to come to my rescue so quickly.
          When I'd called, the man didn't sound thrilled to be coming to my aid at six-thirty in the morning. I wouldn't be a happy camper either. In fact, he sounded—I scrunched my nose—hungover, like he'd partied hearty until the wee hours.
          The doorbell chimed. I leapt to my feet and raced to the door, thinking please, let it be him. Please, God, please. He just has to find my contact and all will be saved.

Question for You Dear Reader:
What is the weather usually like for your Christmases?

How to Contact Vicki:
Links (website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, book buy links, etc.):

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  1. Hi, Celia! What are your plans for the holidays? On Christmas Eve, I coerce my men to watch Stalag 17 and White Christmas with me. One year, my whole family was with me for the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We put on White Christmas and everyone sang the songs, even the guys. It was so much fun.

  2. I love holiday books and I've added this one to my list. Usually the weather at Christmas is very cold. I live in central California and only about an hour away from any snow.

    1. Hi, Mary! So glad you added this to your list. And to be an hour away from snow is such a treat. I have to drive and drive. Well, there's beauty everywhere.

  3. It sounds like another wonderful book! Your jobs sound like mine...stuffed animal sales girl, clothing store floor manager, selling furniture, and nursing home aid. :)

    1. Hi, Melissa! Some of those jobs go back to high school-amusement park ride attendant. Nevertheless, it was a job and I was asked about working at an amusement park by an author doing research.

  4. Hi Vicky!
    What an eye-catching presentation! Good luck with sales...

    1. Hi, Sydell! I'm so happy you came by. And am glad you like what Celia has done. She is so nice! Happy holidays.

  5. Oh, Vicki, what happens when she opens that door??? Don't keep us hanging like that ;) Sounds like a fun book. Best of luck with it.