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Category Archives: Pockets and Purses

Read a #SmallTownRomance #Mystery Temporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #CozyMystery #RLFblogTemporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman is the third volume in the Hattie Cooks Mystery series. Enjoy a small town romance mixed with mystery and Vicki's signature dollop of humor.

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?

What's in your character's pockets, backpack, or purse?

Hattie carries in her handbags a little makeup pouch her mother needlepointed, her cellphone, keys, and TicTacs, wintergreen flavor.

Does your character carry money, and if so, in what form (cash, credit, etc.)?

Hattie is a single gal and out of work. She is also a pro-shopper--someone who shops for the best value. All kinds of currency work for her-- cash, checks, cards—everything because you never know when you will find a good deal or have to have it.

What does your character carry related to a job or calling?

For job interviews, Hattie takes a tote that contains paper copies of her resume, a bottle of water, and an e-reader.

What is one thing your character wouldn't be caught dead carrying?

Something dead—obviously.

Does your character ever carry things for other people? (like a mom with toys, etc.)

Hattie has been known to pack cheese crackers in case she gets hungry. She might share. Her mother would say that's a nice thing to do.

If your character could buy an item to carry things in and money was no object, what would it be?

If money was no object, Hattie (like someone she knows) would buy designer handbags, and because she is a pro-shopper, she will always try to buy one at the best value. She is particularly fond of Kate Spade and vintage handbags like Margaret Smith and Enid Collins.

Questions for the Character to Answer About the Author

What does your author always carry?

Handbags!!! Vicki likes needlepoint handbags and has made some of her own besides buying vintage ones on various websites. She also loves Kate Spade.

How organized is your author's backpack/purse?

Vicki is pretty organized. She changes bags frequently and everything moves easily from one bag to the next.

What does your author prefer to use when it comes to items like backpacks/purses?

Vicki loves handbags. Her feet are small, and shoes are hard to come by; however, handbags—lots of those. She has a vintage Boy Scout backpack that is very cool. And an LL Bean tote that goes to conventions and trips.

If your author could buy an item to carry things in and money was no object, what would it be?

Vicki is always looking for new handbags. Even if money was no object, she is a pro shopper like me, and she will be looking for a good value no matter what she bought. But sometimes, you gotta go with the price because it is what you want.

Where to buy Temporarily Out of Luck

Publisher The Wild Rose Press


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Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. 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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Read the #ContemporaryRomance The Right Choice by Fiona McGier #RLFblogA bride feels disrespected on her wedding day, so she runs out of the church in the new contemporary romance, The Right Choice by Fiona McGier. Two men want to marry her–but which should she choose?

Fiona, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Right Choice.

The Right Choice by Fiona McGier

Genre Contemporary

Book heat level R

Veterinarian Pamela Wilson always used to run away from home to get attention from her status-conscious, preoccupied parents. Years ago she met a man who loved her unreservedly, but her parents didn’t approve of his blue-collar job, so she ran away from him too. When the ambitious lawyer she’s marrying answers a phone call while she’s walking down the aisle, it’s the last straw! She runs away again, this time to a cabin her parents don’t know about, owned by the mechanic. Does he still own it and is he still single? Will she finally stop running away and make the right choice for her future?

What’s in your character’s pockets, backpack, or purse?

What does your character always carry?

Pamela always carries her IDs and some money.

What does your character dislike carrying but has to?

Pamela isn’t fond of cell phones. She has to carry one for work, since she owns her own veterinary practice. But she has an answering service for emergency calls. She hates how dependent her fiance is on his phone. And to preclude anyone from using the phone’s GPS to track her, when she runs away, she leaves her phone on top of her wedding dress, in the limo, after she runs into her practice to change clothes.

Does your character carry money and if so, in what form (cash, credit, etc.)?

Pamela usually carries both–she likes to have some cash for small purchases. But this time, she has to withdraw a lot of money, because she’s “on the lam” and doesn’t want anyone to be able to locate her based on any credit records.

What does your character carry related to a job or calling?

She has business cards in her wallet, to pass out to prospective clients.

Does your character every carry things for other people? (like a mom with toys, etc.)

No, but this time she also brings along her tote bag with a change of clothing in it. She always has a couple of spare tee shirts, shorts, jeans, and underwear in her office at her practice, for when her patients might be “over-excited” while at the vet.

Questions for the Character to Answer About the Author

What does your author always carry?

She has a very small Vera Bradley purse that is actually little larger than a wallet, but it has a shoulder strap.

What does your author dislike carrying but has to?

Her cell phone. She doesn’t like them any more than I do. In fact, she still has a flip-phone, because texting and calling is all she ever does with it.

What does your author carry for luck?

She’s always got a few business cards with her author name, her blog link, and some other info about her books. Some of them have are pierced with a pin that says, “Reading is Sexy.” She loves to give those away!

How organized is your author’s backpack / purse?

Very! It’s so small it’s got very little room for much besides IDs, credit cards, some cash, the business cards, and a tiny tube of hand sani.

What does your author prefer to use when it comes to items like backpacks / purses?

She’s been into Vera Bradley stuff for years. One of her sons gives her a gift card every year for her birthday, so she can buy a new tiny purse. She’s also got bigger bags for various purposes, like duffel bags for camping, and one always packed with toiletries for when she travels.

Where to buy The Right Choice

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Fiona McGier Social Media

I sub in high schools during the school year. Otherwise I’m writing and blogging about my books–and reading. Not only do I write erotic romance, I love to read it too.
I often read while camping with my long-time HEA. Our four adult kids sometimes join us. Shinrin-yoku is forest bathing in Japanese, and as long as there’s no snow on the ground, that’s where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing–as often as possible.
I also enjoy sewing–mostly masks these days– crocheting afghans to keep my loved ones warm, and baking–cookies, muffins, and especially pies. I’m known for my never-fail pie crust, so I put the recipe on my website under the pies tab, along with some of my family’s favorites, that I featured in one of my books that had a heroine who baked lots of pies.
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