New Release Mondays: Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman

temporarilyinsane_w10205_300-coverAuthor Name: Vicki Batman

Book Title: Temporarily Insane

Book Genre: Romantic Comedy Mystery

Release Date: September 9, 2016

Synopsis: Bad job. Wrong love. 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?

Excerpt: Trixie had some nerve.

“Stop it, Hattie!”

Her reprimand, the one which had shot a stabbing pain to my right eye, sounded terribly out of character, like she had little patience for me. Ordinarily, she was the nicest person I knew, didn’t have a mean bone in her body. The kind who rescued animals, picked up trash at Sommerville Park, and prepared food for the elderly.

Not today. I narrowed my eyes and crossed my arms across my chest in a school girl flaunt.

Trixie tilted forward in her desk chair, her bosom almost resting on her desk. “This nonsense has to end. Your moan sounded like an obscure breed of a bizarre…untamed…wounded animal.” She returned to an upright and seated position and in tiny increments, rotated her chair from side-to-side, waiting for me to say something not stupid.

In truth, Trixie had pounded the nail on the head. I had nothing to add. My whole life had turned into an obscure, bizarre, bad reflection of itself, thus wounding me to my core. I sighed and pouted an if only.

Don’t go there.

My funsister friend owned the employment agency Jobs Inc., and on occasion, she’d happily assisted me in finding temporary work since my dream job had been flushed down the proverbial toilet a few months back, thus soiling my picture perfect life. For this newest assignment she’d located, I’d be employed as an administrative assistant for the managing partner at Northside, Lancaster, and Brookside, Certified Public Accountants, headquartered in my hometown of Sommerville.

At first, she’d sounded oh-so pleasant when we began our yak about the opportunity. “Think accounting,” she’d teased, followed by a small chuckle.

Her laugh had spoken volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica proportions.


03-26-15-vlmb-head-on-hand-in-pink-sweaterAbout the author: Award-winning and Amazon bestselling 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??” Find out more about Vicki on her website.

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15 responses to “New Release Mondays: Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for stopping by Ilona! Much appreciated.

  2. Hi, Angela! Oh thank you so much for saying you liked the book. I’m always in awe! Hugs.

    Hi, Zara! Thank you so much for considering my book in your TBR pile. Hugs!

  3. That book sounds like a gem. Much luck with it!

  4. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks so much for stopping by Zara!

  5. Super great congratulations on your new release, Vicki. Ordering a copy today!

  6. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Angela. Great advice.

  7. Readers, I’ve read this book. Grab a copy, a snack, and settle in for a great story!

  8. Hi, eight pawswriting! I’m so glad you liked what you saw about my book! Thanks for stopping.

    Hi, Catherine! Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day!

    Hi, Melissa! You are a most awesome friend to follow me around. Hugs!

  9. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Sheri for stopping by. I know, my bookshelves are getting overloaded!

  10. Judy Penz Sheluk

    My pleasure! Good luck with your new release!~

  11. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for stopping by Melissa!

  12. eightpawswriting

    Another great review. This story caught my interest. Thanks for sharing, Judy. Another one added to my library.

  13. Sounds like a fun read! I wish you all the best!

  14. Hi, Judy! Thank you so much for hostessing me this morning and for letting me show off my book baby. Hugs!

  15. Catherine A Dilts

    Congratulations on the new release!

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