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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

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Luck-Hattie-Cooks-Mystery-ebook/dp/B08T7YSSRJ/

Vicki Batman Social Media

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??"

Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/ 

Blog http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/ 

Twitter https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction-133506590074451/ 

Pinterest http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/ 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman/ 

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman/ 

Newsletter http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/ 

Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/vicki-batman/

Coming Soon: The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer @loreleiconfer #RLFblog #SmallTownRomanceThere’s no denying cowboys have a certain swagger according to Lorelei Confer in The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot.

Lorelei, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer

Genre Small town western contemporary

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Janelle Franklin arrives in Saddle Creek, WY for a relaxing visit with her childhood friend and new mother. She also wants to fine-tune a secret passion, baking. But when she meets ranch manager, Carter Weaver, passion takes on a whole new meaning.

Carter excels at horse breeding but has a dark past that haunts him. When he meets Janelle, a woman he’s comfortable with, sparks fly. But his past thwarts their future together and after a heated debate, Janelle leaves without a word taking his heart with her.

When she calls him out of the blue, he rushes to meet her. But will she accept him with his past? Or will they both have to sacrifice a loveless future?

Where to buy The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot

Preorder now, releases March 16, 2021 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08Q7FFTZH/

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Lorelei Confer Social Media

Amazon bestselling author of romantic suspense, Lorelei Confer, has been writing since the fourth grade. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband and AJ, a longhaired Chihuahua, who are both her constant companions.
In 2010, her first novel, Deadly Deception was published, the first in the Deadly series. Another series, Saddle Creek, began with the first release, Rustlers and Romance in 2016. This series is set in the shadows of the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Mentoring children years ago led to helping aspiring authors set goals, and generally, meet their objective to finish the book. She practices her own discipline every day.
After six years as a copy editor and two years as an editor at The Wild Rose Press, she ventured out on her own as an indie author.
Sign up for her newsletter at https://www.loreleiconfer.com/subscribe to receive exclusive excerpts and bonus material, receive alerts when books are released, and take part in great giveaways.
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Pre-order the new mystery Temporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #SmallTownRomance #Mystery #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?

Pre-order now on Amazon. Book releases Feb 22, 2021

Where to buy Temporarily Out of Luck

Publisher The Wild Rose Press

Preorder on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T7YSSRJ/ 

Vicki Batman Social Media

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??"

Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/ 

Blog http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/ 

Twitter https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction-133506590074451/ 

Pinterest http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/ 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman/ 

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman/ 

Newsletter http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/ 

Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/vicki-batman/

Pre-order the new mystery Temporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #SmallTownRomance #Mystery #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?

Pre-order now on Amazon. Book releases Feb 22, 2021

Where to buy Temporarily Out of Luck

Publisher The Wild Rose Press

Preorder on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T7YSSRJ/ 

Vicki Batman Social Media

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??"

Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/ 

Blog http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/ 

Twitter https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction-133506590074451/ 

Pinterest http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/ 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman/ 

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman/ 

Newsletter http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/ 

Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/vicki-batman/

Coming Soon: The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer @loreleiconfer #RLFblog #SmallTownRomanceThere’s no denying cowboys have a certain swagger according to Lorelei Confer in The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot.

Lorelei, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer

Genre Small town western contemporary

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Janelle Franklin arrives in Saddle Creek, WY for a relaxing visit with her childhood friend and new mother. She also wants to fine-tune a secret passion, baking. But when she meets ranch manager, Carter Weaver, passion takes on a whole new meaning.

Carter excels at horse breeding but has a dark past that haunts him. When he meets Janelle, a woman he’s comfortable with, sparks fly. But his past thwarts their future together and after a heated debate, Janelle leaves without a word taking his heart with her.

When she calls him out of the blue, he rushes to meet her. But will she accept him with his past? Or will they both have to sacrifice a loveless future?

Where to buy The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot

Coming Soon! To know when this book is available, on Preorder now, releases March 16, 2021 follow the author on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lorelei-Confer/e/B004HX4G6K/

or sign up for the author’s newsletter https://www.loreleiconfer.com/subscribe

Lorelei Confer Social Media

Amazon bestselling author of romantic suspense, Lorelei Confer, has been writing since the fourth grade. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband and AJ, a longhaired Chihuahua, who are both her constant companions.
In 2010, her first novel, Deadly Deception was published, the first in the Deadly series. Another series, Saddle Creek, began with the first release, Rustlers and Romance in 2016. This series is set in the shadows of the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Mentoring children years ago led to helping aspiring authors set goals, and generally, meet their objective to finish the book. She practices her own discipline every day.
After six years as a copy editor and two years as an editor at The Wild Rose Press, she ventured out on her own as an indie author.
Sign up for her newsletter at https://www.loreleiconfer.com/subscribe to receive exclusive excerpts and bonus material, receive alerts when books are released, and take part in great giveaways.
Website www.loreleiconfer.com
Blog www.loreleiconfer.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/loreleiconfer
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LoreleiConferAuthor/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/loreleiconfer/
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Read the series: Sommerville Holidays Too by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #RLFblog #HolidayStoriesDiscover love in three heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities, by Vicki Batman in Sommerville holidays too.

Vicki, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your series.

Sommerville Holidays Too in the Sommerville series

Genre: Romantic Comedy Holiday Tales

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

Which book is this in the series?

Three

How many books do you plan for the series?

Four

How many books are completed?

Three

What characters are the main stars in your series?

All of the Sommerville books are set in the small town of Sommerville. Because this book is comprised of three short stories, there are couples in each one. In Sommerville holidays too, we meet:

In “The Great Fruitcake Bake-off” – Samantha Greene and Dixon Roberts

In “Christmas Romeo” – Richard Stokes and Julianne Stovall

In “Twinkle Lights” – Cameron Hollander and Paige Stephens

What is the overall theme in this series?

Holiday cute-meet stories

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

Sommerville days

Sommerville holidays

Sommerville holidays too

What did you like best about writing this series?

I love writing short stories, especially romantic comedy ones. I set all my stories in the town of Sommerville which is loosely based on where I live.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

A romantic comedy mystery series: Temporarily Employed and Temporarily Insane, and a book of very short romantic comedy stories, Just Desserts…and other stories.

Where can we find links for all your books?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman

Where to buy Sommerville holidays too

Publisher VLMBatman

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JQN19L6/

Vicki Batman Social Media

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??”
Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/
Blog http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction-133506590074451/
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman/
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman/
Newsletter http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/vicki-batman/

 

 
 
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