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Temporarily Employed by @VickiBatman is a Love and Romance Festival pick #romcom #mystery #giveaway



Title: Temporarily Employed


Author: Vicki Batman


Genre: Romantic Comedy Mystery


Book Blurb:


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?


Excerpt:

No frisking and no arrests were--so far, in my book--a good thing. As Sarah Anne’s older brother, I found it easy to eliminate him from the stalker, murderer, and rapist categories. The something in the truck line sounded similar to approaches used in past dating experiences. For instance:


“Want to come up and look at my etchings?”


Translated: A roll in the hay.


Or the ever popular “Would you like to meet Mr. Lizard?”


Translated: Mr. Wiggly Worm.


“How about coming to my place for a drink?”


Translated: To ply me with multiple drinks and the requisite roll in the hay.


I hadn’t fallen for those then and wasn’t going to be a sucker now.


He stuck his hands on his hip and said, “I know what you’re thinking. I’m not a stalker, murderer, or rapist."


Apparently, he could read minds.


"Just a minute." I closed the door partially to release the chain, then opened it. “Why can’t you just tell me whatever it is?”


“No. I want to show you---”


“Not a Picasso?” I asked.


“No.”


“Not an iguana?”


A perplexed expression crossed his face. “A what?”


“Not your pet worm?”


“What pet worm?”


“Not---”


“Look, I don’t know what you’re thinking. The only worms I know about are for fishing.”


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What’s your favorite part about being a romance author?


I have a lot of fun making stuff up and inflicting it on my characters. The situations they get into and out of are hilarious. I am so happy when I hear people read my books and stories and laugh.


Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:


Have date nights. Even if you can have an hour over a silly fast-food burger, go do this. And talk. Not necessarily about kids, but about the other person’s interests and how their time was spent that week. Listening is one of the best love languages.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card.


Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.


Runs February 1 – 28, 2023.


Drawing will be held on March 1, 2023.



Author Biography:


Vicki Batman’s stories are full of fun, romance, and possibilities which 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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