Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer.Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

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HBW Calendar

  • 06/26 - open
  • 06/22 - Travel & Book, Iris Blobel
  • 06/19 - Handbag & Book, J J Montgomery
  • 06/15 - Vicki, To Donut or Not
  • 06/12 - Handbag & Book, Joanne Guidoccio
  • 06/08 - Vicki, A change
  • 06/05 - Handbag & Book, Adriana Kraft
  • 06/01- VB on Finishing the Book
  • 05/30 - Just You and Me release day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Travel and Book with Iris Blobel #NewZealand #dreamvacation #RLFBlog

Travel and Book with
Iris Blobel
Thank you, Vicki, for having me on your blog. I like the idea of talking about our travels, especially when I booked a flight to NZ only ten minutes ago. We’re really looking forward to visiting this wonderful country again. 

Crater Lake
I have to say, I am very blessed with a husband who loves travelling just as much as I do … and fortunately, so do my girls. With my family living in Germany, we have been to Europe a couple of times, but I think our favourite travels have been our trip to the USA, where we drove through five states in four weeks, and our trip to the south island of NZ. 
Queenstown, NZ
All my travels end up in a book in some ways. Fresh Beginnings (which will be released later this year) follows our itinerary in the US. My current WIP includes my experience in NZ. A few years ago, I spent a long weekend in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania – this is when I came up with the Beginnings series, of which MORE BEGINNINGS is the second book. 
Flinders Ranges
I love travelling, and now that I have finished with all the medical care, we can be found on the road again – next stop: Adelaide in beautiful South Australia. So many wonderful places in this world, which I want to see. 

Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. And although Natasha is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach's occupation. 
Mia hurried down the streets with tears streaming down her cheeks. With no idea where to go, she ran on automatic until she came to the marina. Out of breath, she walked the last little bit right up to the water and inhaled a couple of times to clear her mind. From the first time Sophie had brought her down to the harbour, she’d loved this place. It was always busy with people walking everywhere, tourists taking photos, and the seagulls eagerly trying to pinch one of their chips. But it was a relaxing place to her — and home. There were yachts everywhere, and she knew the Salamanca Markets would be very busy that morning. 
Mia looked around, taking everything in as if she’d been there for the first time. That was when she remembered why she was there. Making her dizzy, everything that had been said the previous hour caught up with her, and it was so confusing. 
She had a dad. 
Find Iris at:  Website
I have travel envy, Iris! What is your dream vacation?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Handbag and Book w J J Montgomery - Splurging is practical? #LouisVuittonhandbag #fashion #accessories #RLFblog

Handbag and Book with 
J J Montgomery 
To say that I love my handbag is an understatement. I feel like my handbag and I have a relationship, and when I describe when I bought it, it’s like describing love at first sight. 
I was in Nashville with my best friend. I had just been promoted and we spent a night out listening to live country music and drinking peach moonshine. And if you’ve ever had the misfortune to drink peach moonshine for more than about five minutes, you’ll have a pretty good idea of how awful I felt when I woke up the next morning. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

To Donut or Not? The dilemma #breakfastfood #RLFblog #MFRWorg #tastytreat

Did you know I’m a donut fiend? I LOVE them. A Lot. I especially love cake and buttermilk cake ones the best. I even like the small powdered sugared ones. (Big confession: Handsome and I pick these up as we head back from vacation. He has coffee. I have milk. LOL)

But I’ve learned over the years not to eat them too often because of additional poundage in areas I don’t need additional poundage.
As time has passed and my kiddoes have grown and moved into their own lives, there isn’t anything I really need. No jewelry. No fancy dinners.
But what I really enjoyed and cherished most of all: a walk on a Sunday morning to our local donut shop.

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