Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman – Spotlight and Giveaway


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mediakit_bookcover_temporarilyinsaneNo man. Bad job. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available…in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.

Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why
all signs point to her as a suspect.

Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?

Enjoy an Excerpt:

“We need to cover the ground rules.”

“Ground rules?” His brow vee-ed. “Is this normal?”

“Absolutely.” I nodded. “The ground rules are: No kissing. No hugging. No whispering lovey-dovey stuff in my ear. No nothing. Understand?”

“I understand, but I thought people in love do this.”

“Let’s set the record straight right now—we are not in love. And here’s another rule: don’t speak to anyone.”

“Don’t talk to anyone—why not?”

Noticing the bizarre look on his face, I relented. “Okay, you can talk. Just say one sentence.”

“Is this a weird family thing?”

“Nope. It’s a Hattie-who-is-being-nice thing.”

About the Author:mediakit_authorphoto_temporarilyinsaneAward-winning author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, a romantic comedy mystery to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. 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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  1. If you could be any leading character from a bestselling book, who would you be and why?

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Mai T! I like Stephanie Plum and the Shopaholic girls, but probably want to be the heroine from Madam Will You Talk, a wonderful romance by Mary Stewart. Race car driving, a cute boy and angry dad, set in Southern France, bad dudes who murdered and stole in WW2.

  2. Thank you for hosting

  3. Someone needs to tell this character “ground rules” are the norm (smile!).

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Angela! That’s just it!!! The nail on the head. Stuart hasn’t been told the rules. And Hattie gets to help him. LOL

  4. James Robert says:

    I appreciate the excerpt and giveaway, thank you

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Good morning, James Robert! You’ve been following the tour and I’m wondering if you’ve ever dived into geekdom? LOL

  5. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  6. Vicki Batman says:

    Hi, LASR! We’ve come a long way together and I so appreciate you. Hugs!

  7. kim hansen says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt.

  8. To answer your question to James, I say that everyone’s a geek about something, depending on the topic that makes you geek out…

  9. Vicki Batman says:

    Hi, Trix! That is a very good answer. I thought of myself as a geek because of the choppy haircut and glasses. And I hadn’t grown much.

  10. Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  11. clojo9372 says:

    This is my favorite excerpt. I do love her “ground rules”… I have to agree with Trix, I think everyone geeks out about at least one thing. But for some people it might be two or three.. (or eight maybe?) LOL. I’m a bit of a nerd, I’ve accepted it! 😀

  12. Vicki Batman says:

    Hi, Clojo! I love the ground rules too. Stuart is such a geek. My other favorite excerpt is about the white knee socks with sandals. Geez.

  13. Linda Romer says:

    Temporarily Insane sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you

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