Friday, December 4, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Sommerville Holidays Too by Vicki Batman

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Sommerville Holidays Too by Vicki Batman. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a lovely handbag. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blurb blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Sommerville Holidays Too
Author: Vicki Batman
Publication Date: November 1st 2020
Print Length: 142 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy
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Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When five-time baking champion Samantha Greene teams up with new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn't just about a ribbon.

Christmas Romeo: When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn’t so bad after all.

Twinkle Lights: When the owner of a Christmas tree stand, which benefits the children’s hospital, has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent turned lawyer show their holiday spirit and staff the business. The twosome meet the challenges of running the establishment; yet, when revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed. 

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EXCERPT:
Twinkle Lights:

"I don't believe it." Hands on hips, I stood in front of the large, white plastic tent. No happy shoppers bustled in and out. No “All I Want For Christmas Is You” blasting from a boom box. No holiday cheer at all.

Instead, I found under the same ol' AXEL'S CHRISTMAS TREES neon sign, which wasn't flashing, a notice, which looked to be hastily printed and stuck on the tent flap with gray duct tape: 

Closed. Heart attack. Pray. Axel’s son

I shook my head, saying to the nippy wind whipping my hair, "Poor Axel. This is horrible. Where will the funds for the Sommerville Hospital come from?"

I sensed my stomach kink into a hard knot as I hugged my tote to my waist. I always bought my Christmas tree at Axel’s since...forever. Definitely, since I was a blossoming idea in my parents' mind. Every year on the first Saturday in December, Mom and Dad brought my brother and me to Axel's for the family tree. Who could forget the ensuing arguments over the perfect one—Mom usually won—and the joy of trimming it over hot chocolate and homemade cookies. 

All grown up, I continued the tradition.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. She has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

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GIVEAWAY:
Vicki Batman will be awarding a handbag with chocolate, books, and other goodies (US Only) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

29 comments:

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    1. Good morning, Lori! They are fun. Nice cute-meet, boy meets girl kind of stories. I love writing short.

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  2. This cover is beautiful! I could use some comedy in my life right now lol! Thank you for the chance!!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I had so much fun working with the designer. She has done the other Sommerville story books, too.

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  3. Love the colors on the tote.
    Thersa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi, Theresa! The print is by Marrimeko. I just bought twin comforters with the same print in blue.

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    1. Good morning, Rita! Thank you so much for following me on the tour. I hope you can sign up for the newsletter!

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  5. I really like the excerpt and cover.

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    1. Hi, Sherry! I had tons of fun working with the cover artist.

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    1. Why thank you, crboyd! If you like fun and funny set at Christmas...

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  7. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I do too. I love all my Sommerville covers. Hugs!

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  8. Thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  9. Love the cover, it's beautiful!

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    1. Hi, Doreen! I hope you checked out all the Sommerville covers.

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  10. I have to admit I wasn't always a big reader..... Covid has changed that! Books have been a God send!

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  11. abfantom@Yahoo.comDecember 4, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hello, abfantom! I studied cartoon covers and finally settled on another author's whom I liked very much. I sent examples to the cover designer and I think she did great!

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  12. This sounds like a great book. I love stories with a little humor.

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    1. Hi, Peg! Me, too. I was so surprised when I read a mystery that made me smile (I write those too!). I really craved more.

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  13. What a wonderful giveaway. The bag is so cute!

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    1. Thank you, Kristy! The fabric is Marrimekko. I love the prints they design.

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  14. This book sounds so good! Going to add this to my to-be-read list.

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  15. Thank you so much! To be on someone's TBR is a great honor. Hugs! vb

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