Author Vicki Batman Adventure!

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Today I have the honor of introducing Vicki Batman. She is quite the character enjoy the adventure of getting to know award winning author Vicki Batman and check out her books.

 

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BIO: Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, a romantic comedy mystery to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups.
An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”

LET’S CHAT: How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing? So much so, my men are afraid anything they say or do will show up. My heroine loves handbags, chocolate, and Jeeps—just like me.

What kind of research do you do for a book? It depends. So far, the funniest has been about plumbing and fruitcake. For Temporarily Employed, I researched stolen car parts, insurance, cops. It helps to be mostly right.

When did you first think about writing and what prompted you to submit your first ms? I wished for a long time I could write mysteries like Dick Francis; yet, it took me twenty years to try. Wish I had begun sooner. Maybe my ideas needed to percolate.

Tell us about your romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Employed. What motivated the story? Where did the idea come from? A friend challenged me to write the opening paragraph of a book using the word window. I used it and a lot more. My muse worked me for eight more chapters. I showed what I had to my friend and she said for me to continue.

Do you feel humor is important in fiction and why? I do. For me, writing humor in my stories comes naturally. And it is more real life. I’m not a doom and gloomy person. I select specific words for a funny result and write humorous dialogue.

What is your writing routine once you start a book? An idea goes Bing! And I take off, usually in dialogue with a smattering of the other stuff as it pops in my head. My first draft is very, very rough. I read over and over and edit and edit to get it perfect for my critique partner. When I get my critique back, I’d hoped all would be good to go, but alas, it never is. So I work and work it again. Then one day, I let go…

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?
Sounds crazy but I always workout. Every single day. I do needlepoint and chill in front of the TV with Handsome.
vicki batman book cover mayBLURB for 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?

Find Vicki at:
Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com
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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman
Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman
Plotting Princesses: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
Email: vlmbatman@hotmail.com

Find Temporarily Employed at:
Amazon ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Employed-Vicki-Batman-ebook/dp/B00N4J5FDQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410893535&sr=1-1&keywords=temporarily+employed

Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Employed-Vicki-Batman/dp/1628304979/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412359358&sr=1-2&keywords=temporarily+employed

The Wild Rose Press ebook: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5829

The Wild Rose Press paperback: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=5896/

Hope you enjoyed the fun adventure with Viki Batman. Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB  WendyBookcaseLogo

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The Way We Were by Christy Sloat Release Adventure!

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Today I am letting you all know that Anchor Group Publishing has released Author Christy Sloat’s 8th book, The Way We Were

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Today on the blog I am so please to have the award winning author, Christy Sloat. Christy is taking on a new genre for her when she unleashes her first contemporary romance to the world on Monday, September 15th. This book is creating a lot of buzz for the writer since it is such a deviation from her haunting Visitor’s Series. Having received an advance copy, I can safely say fans will be pleased with her new release.

Check out the gorgeous cover art.

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Published by Anchor Group Publishing on September 15, 2014 ASIN: B00N980WYO

Purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Who-We-Were-Christy-Sloat-ebook/dp/B00N980WYO

Blurb

“Who we were had washed away with the summer. Who we are was yet to be seen.”
Summer school at Alcott High was only supposed to gain Sadie Peters extra credit, nothing more. Her goal wasn’t to make friends, or gain the attention of the most popular football player, yet she managed both. Her life was cruising along on course … until that summer.
Could a simple stint in a different school change her identity completely and introduce her to love for the first time? How would that affect her relationship with Lily, her best friend?
Hopefully their friendship was strong enough to make it through the tumultuous summer. Sadie learns that great things come with change, but sometimes memories of the past are hardest to part with.

Author Interview

1. Where did the story idea come from for WWW?
I was actually in the middle of writing a completely different story when the idea came to me. I was laying in bed thinking about how when I went to summer school before my senior year, it really changed me. And that was that. My story was born. Sadie’s character came first. And I didn’t even know there would be two male characters until I was in the middle of writing the book. Things can happen like that when you don’t expect it.
2. How did you design such a beautiful cover?
I was lucky enough to meet a photographer who lives in Georgia. I wanted the models to be real teens who weren’t stock models. She did a private shoot just for the cover and within a few weeks, we had the shot. Then, from there the designer made it into the cover you see today.
3. One of the characters in the book is named Kyleigh after your daughter, does the fictional character share any qualities with the real one?
Yes, she shares a few qualities. Kyleigh in the book has hearing loss and my Kyleigh does as well. I wanted to have a diverse character who wasn’t like every other teen girl. Of course my Kyleigh is only nine so I’m not sure what she’ll be like as a teenager, so I had to use my imagination there. My Kyleigh is gentle and kind and so is book Kyleigh. She’s everyone’s friend and I wanted that to stay true in the book as well.

4.. Contemporary romance is a new genre for you. Can your fans expect more of this? Yes absolutely. I love writing Paranormal and they can expect more of that in the future but writing contemporary romance was so much fun. I will continue to write both.Do you have a WIP that you can share with us?

Yes. I’m actually writing a book called, The Librarian. I do not have an official blurb yet for it but I can give you the rough draft.
Emme Bailey was enjoying her life as a college student until the day her Gram passed away. Emme must leave California and head back to Maine to bury the only family she ever knew. Emme only meant to stay long enough to find a replacement librarian for the library Gram owned. Being a small town librarian was not what Emme wanted for her future but when she finds a special set of books, she may change her mind. She begins reading them one dark wintery night and is pulled into the first chapter, literally. She finds herself in 1892 England on a sunny day staring at the ever so handsome Jack Ridgewell. With each chapter Emme learns that you can truly fall in love with a character in a book. Full of deep earth shattering romance these books show Emme that sometimes you never know what you want until you’re forced to turn the pages.
6. When can we hope to see the WIP published?
I’m planning on publishing it early 2015.
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Christy Sloat


resides in New Jersey currently with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother’s loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her Past Lives Series, The Visitor’s Series, and watch for many more
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End of the Year and New Year Adventures

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Well, it has been an up an down year for me. Looking forward to 2014. I ended the year with a wonderful surprise. My second book Helga Returns was awarded best children books 9-12 age group from Turning Pages https://www.facebook.com/TurningThePageBookNews and in their recent January addition of ISSUU http://issuu.com/turning_the_pages_book/docs/january_edition_053642fce0cc36

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Pretty excited. The best news is I will be able to attend the Book Signing and Award Ceremony Event in Orlando, FL April 26th. I can’t wait.  Come see me if you are in Orlando. 

The Book Signing and Awards Ceremony will be held at:  http://turningthepagesbooks.blogspot.com/p/book-signing-and-awards-ceremony.html

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809 

 

My other news is I am being featured this week on Kidtales on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales  Very nice adventure going on. Every week they will be featuring a new children author.

I am working on a new blog with my friend Candice it is all about kids books. http://kidtalesadventuresinreading.blogspot.com
Writing has been going well. My 4th James and Syvok adventure is with the editor at Anchor Group Publishing and my illustrator told me she loved the story and is working on the illustrations.  I finally hit the 20,000 mark on my WIP. My imaginary friend Blaze who is a main character in my Urban Fantasy I am writing has been visiting me most evenings, we keep busy at the New Moon Brethren.  Hope 2014 is going well for all of you. Enjoy the Adventure, WB

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland Release Adventure!

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I am happy to announce the release of Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland.

Who likes to have fun during the holidays? Well Iceland has fun for 26 days. The Yuletide  season starts December 12th with the first of 13 Yule Lads to visit and drop off a treat for well behaved children and cause some mischief while in town.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to Amazon purchase links. This is the third adventure for James and Syvok. And as always Matthias the Dragon is always there to help out on the adventure.  Join the event we will have fun and prizes and a Rafflecopter with some great books and prizes from me and some of my wonderful friends.

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Tomfoolery 13 Yule Lads Of Iceland and what do you get? A lot of Tomfoolery and Fun I’ll bet! The Thirteen Yule Lads of Iceland are much different than the Santa Clause we know. They are mischievous, troublesome, funny, and full of curiosity. Much like James, so when James visits them in their home with Syvok, almost gets eaten by their mother and is taunted by the Christmas Cat, they know right where they are going to come when they visit town the 13 days of Christmas. James finds out that the Yule Lads make the noisiest house guests ever when they come to stay. They clang pots, slam doors, and even bring their own lamb. However amidst all the ruckus what they create most of all is joy and fun for the holidays.

 This is  a book you and your kids will want to read all the time and at Christmas Time. It was my favorite story when we lived in Iceland. I add a different spin to the old legend.

 
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  If you wish to order the book signed just drop me an email at wendysbookcase@gmail.com or If you purchase it some where else online email me with proof of purchase and I will gladly send you an signed bookplate you can place inside.

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Writing Adventures Update

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My goodness I have been busy. I wrapped up hopefully the final edits for my third kids book. It is called Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland.  It sure is a fun adventure and the illustrations by Kelly Murray are fabulous. Should release in July. I have been working on my novel and 4th James Adventure. Soon I will have a website up and running. It is going to be a fun adventure too. Check out the sale going on below. Have a grand adventure WB

Cool news today April 15 through April 26th all Kindle Ebook Lil Anchors Titles will be 99 cents in the U.S Amazon Market and UK Amazon Market £0.77 .

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All of the Children’s Books from Anchor Group “Lil Anchors” are on sale for .99  or £0.77.  So download them all.

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Savanah’s Story by Jodi Stone

An Easter Bonnet for Lil by Jodi Stone

Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying by Cindy Springsteen

Dragon Wars by Emily Fogle

Ethan’s Story My Life with Autism by Ethan Rice

Fox and Rabbits Garden by Laurel Heger

The Conduit by Stacey Rourke

Want to keep up with me on FB here are my pages, Lil Anchors and Anchor Groups pages

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Give all these pages some likes there is fun adventures on all these pages.

WB.