Monday, March 15, 2021

Blurb Blitz + #Giveaway: Temporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman @GoddessFish

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Vicki Batman will be awarding a handbag, a $10 Amazon gift card, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and lots of goodies to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Great job. What man? And murder. Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie’s sister who is planning her own I dos. 
Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie’s family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie’s sister. Determining who’s the bad guy—or gal—isn’t going to be easy and sure to piss off someone. 

Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey’s ex before she is charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined?

Read an Excerpt

Sometimes, I felt like a small white mouse housed in a cage with lots of small white mice, whose playground activities involved eating, sleeping, and continually revolving on the exercise wheel. Just like one rodent friend—who I named Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky, having a field day back-flipping from the top of the spinning wheel—something happened. Unexpectedly, I found myself airborne. 

Not hurt, a sense of disappointment overcame me, plus a bit of confusion, and a whole lot of colorful adjectives too numerous to list. I, mostly known as Hattie Cooks, shook off the pine shavings and joined the rat race. Sometimes, life sucked.

But wallowing? Not a good solution.

Being positive? A better one.

In most cases, a pitstop was a good idea, and I found comfort in my chocolate stockpile. And in most cases, I found empty shelves, for I had little dough to supply my habit due to the loss of my adored job as an assistant buyer at Sommerville’s top-class department store, Tucker’s, and the subsequent low-paying temporary ones I reluctantly took in the interim. Due to the expenses of rent, food, utilities, budgeting became my new compadr√©. However, for my recent birthday, Mom suggested friends and family provide me with treats. They were generous—gifting lots and lots of my favorite M&Ms in vast colors and flavors.

Mom’s idea totally rocked as the best birthday gift ever.

From outside my door, I heard Allan Wellborn smack the doorframe.

“You know how to find me.”

I roused from my ruminations and banged my forehead against the wall.

About the Author:
Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor, romance, and will delight all readers. She has sold many award-winning and bestselling romantic comedy works to magazines and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

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Find Temporarily Out of Luck at: Amazon


A handbag, a $10 Amazon gift card, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and lots of goodies 

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Thank you for hosting me and my book today!

Elena said...

Sounds like a great read!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Elena! I hope you get a chance to read. Also, try my newsletter for more info. Hugs, vb

Cindy Merrill said...

Sounds like a script from a soap opera, which is entertaining,

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

LOL. I never thought of a soap opera. But series continue with most of the same characters and some of the same conflicts. Thanks for stopping! vb

Christy R. said...

How long did it take you to write this book?

susan1215 said...

Sounds like a good book. I like the cover!

Ann Fantom said...

I like the cover. It has nice artwork.

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zelda said...

I love the cover

Sherry said...

This sounds like a very good book.

Thomas Gibson said...

Nice cover and excerpt!

alisha32889 said...

This book sound amazing

Debbi Wellenstein said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

Glenda said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks1

Peggy Rydzewski said...

Groovy givewawy and may you have many readers

turboterp said...

Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to check it out!

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