Friday, March 19, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Temporarily Out of Luck (Hattie Cooks Mystery #3) by Vicki Batman

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Temporarily Out of Luck 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 to win gift cards, a handbag, and lots more goodies. Be sure to check out the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Temporarily Out of Luck
Series: Hattie Cooks Mystery #3
Author: Vicki Batman
Publication Date: February 22nd 2021
Print Length: 251 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy Mystery
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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?

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EXCERPT:
“Failure’s not a choice. Try again, and if that doesn’t work, again. Are you a quitter?”

“No.” Until I resembled an idiot. I snagged the towel to wrap my torso, feeling indignation root in my tummy. Standing, I adjusted the ends under my armpits and maneuvered the curtain to one side to step over the rim. I opened the hall door. “If only his cell phone wouldn’t interrupt us.” I smiled. “He would probably like the binding part.”

With a grin, Jenny bounced her brows. “I hear police handcuffs are the way to go.”

I laughed. “Funny. What else did he want other than the ride offer?”

“Here.” She plucked my phone from the counter next to the toothpaste tube and a glass jar filled with cotton swabs. “Push one.”

I stared at my phone, utterly amazed. “You assigned a number…on speed dial…on my phone? Without telling me? When did you do this?”

Jenny shrugged. “Long time ago. Seemed prudent.”
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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, a $10 Amazon gift card, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and lots of goodies to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

52 comments:

  1. thank you for hosting me and my fun book today. I hope many fans indulge in Hattie's adventures. Hugs, vb

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  2. this sounds like an amazing book, thanks

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! I truly like writing fun stuff. If you get a chance, sign up for my newsletter for good stuff, too. Hugs, vb

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  3. This sounds like the light-hearted read I have been looking for!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! You made my Friday! Like I said above, there's tons more fun stuff in my newsletter, too. Hugs!

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    1. Hi, Rita! I hope you check TOOL out and let me know what you think. Dont forget to sign up for my newsletter. Hugs, vb

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  5. Sounds like such an interesting book.

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    1. Hi, Sherry! I hope you take the chance to read it and find it interesting. Hugs, vb

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  6. How long did it take you to write this book?

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    1. Hi, Christy! a while. Handsome had corrective surgery to repair radiation damage. Sometimes, I could write. Sometimes, not. I had started it way back when and found a problem in the middle (of course). All worked out. I subbed to the publisher and then the editor made me work some more.

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  7. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Good morning, Deb! And thank you. The green goes with the "luck" tone of the title--right?

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  8. The story sounds interesting.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. It's a fun romp with a hero who has that irresistible eye twinkle.

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  9. Oh I love the cover, and sounds like an amazing read! added to my list for sure!

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    1. Hi, Bonnylynn! You made my day. And after you read it, let me know what you think. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, DVDgal! I like the continuity in the series, too.

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    1. Hi, Jeffrey! And get this! Seriously, check my newsletter because you never know what I might give away. :)

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  12. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Hi, Deborah! Like I replied earlier, long. Right away, I had three ideas for the books. Each took their time. I am a fairly fast short story writer; yet, books take their time.

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  13. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Hi, cic408! I'm glad you like the excerpt. I chose this one over the "rat" and "opera" one. LOL

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  14. I think that the cover of your book is interesting and cute!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Hi, Nancy! Several commenters on this blog have said they like the cover. It's called a cartoon cover. Some people like 'em and some don't. Hugs!

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  15. I like the cover very much. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I like fun and happy and the covers convey that. Then there is the little tag under the keyboard with "And murder." :)

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    1. Hi, Jeffrey! Are you a cozy mystery fan? If so, this could be in your tbr pile. Join my newsletter!

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  17. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Hope you're having a nice weekend.

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  19. What author do you most like to read?

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  20. This sounds like a book that i would enjoy reading

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  21. Congrats on its release! I love a good romantic murder mystery type book! :)

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  22. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  23. This book sounds awesome and would love to read this one.

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  24. Temporarily Out of Luck sounds like a good book! Thanks for having this contest!

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  25. I really enjoyed the excerpt for this book.

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