VICKI BATMAN, has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way she has garnered awards and bestsellers. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboards and thinking “What if??”
JUST DESSERTS … AND OTHER STORIES / Romantic Comedy Short Story Anthology / Indie published released June 1, 2018.
Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these clean and wholesome, heart-warming short tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.
BOOK EXCERPT FROM MAN THEORY
“I have a theory about love.”
Ethan’s statement knocked me from the proverbial mountain top. Eyeing him, I clapped my hand across my mouth to stifle a giggle.
From Day One at our new jobs at Prime Designs, Ethan and I had forged a friendship. I was the artsy heart-sy, emotional gal. Him–the technical, by-the-book pal. We ate an occasional dinner, watched a movie, whatever. Traded small gifts like coffee, a magazine, music. However, Ethan had never made an overture toward me.
Translated: Nothing intimate.
I’d said to myself, “Rats.”
For work, we’d traveled to Colorado Springs to attend a workshop on web design innovations. After check-in, I’d joined him at the bridge crossing the lake to decide about lunch before the meetings commenced.
My six-one geek wearing rimless glasses, leaned against the railing and stared into the sparkling blue waters of the high mountain lake. The feathered fowl paddled by.
Have his feelings changed?
I asked in disbelief, “R-really? A theory…about love?”
LITTLE BIRDIE WHO by Vicki Batman / Released February 2014
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?
As always, Vicki Batman delivers a delightful set of short stories. These 3 perfect for an afternoon lunch break in the park. Smile and enjoy the warmth and fun of her short romances. This is the perfect companion for her Man Theory collection.
Batman has mastered the challenging format of the short story with birdies, gum and contrary computers in three tales of love in the most unexpected, yet definitely could happen, places.
TEMPORARILY EMPLOYED by Vicki Batman / A Humorous Romantic Mystery (Hattie Cooks Mystery) Released Oct 2014
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 at Buy-Rite insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.
Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life. He evolved from a pocket protector-wearing geek to a handsome police detective. When the police determine there’s more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, he 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?
TEMPORARILY INSANE: A Humorous Romantic Mystery (Hattie Cooks Mystery) by Vicki Batman released Sept 2016
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 from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.
Detective Allan Wellborn dropped 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 suspect.
Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?