Thursday, May 21, 2015

#IndyThursday #131PreviewReview #WROTM Temporarily Employed From Author Vicki Batman @VickiBatman @shannonihayes

The 131 Preview Review Presents 

Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job at Buy-Rite insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.

 Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life.  He evolved from a pocket protector-wearing geek to a handsome police detective.  When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, he steps in to lead the investigation.  Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.

Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?"




     The description tells a lot of what I read in the first 131 pages. But it doesn't tell you how ridiculous and on point some of Hattie's internal dialogues are. She's klutzy when she's trying hardest to impress a guy. 

 Something I'm sure more than one woman is guilty of. From pantyhose wrapped around her boobs to flinging herself across her own hall way rug. this girl is a mess around Detective Allan Wellborn. 

       When it comes to her job the woman is on point. Even if it is at the most tedious, Buy-Rite Insurance Company. The author makes it painstakingly clear just how redundant and monotonous the  "Customer Service" job is. From filing to photocopy, Hattie's take on it all occasionally makes for an eye roll. 

         But if you've ever had a Temp Job, you find yourself saying, Yupo that's it... She's nailed that! 

       Hattie's relationships with BFF's is like any, they goad and prod each other about guys and her friends are especially curious about Wellborn, seeing as they all remember him before  he got contacts and started working out. Back in the day he was the Pocket protector, horn rimmed glasses wearing older brother of a mutual friend. But now he's Detective My-T-FINE. 

       One who shows up at your door step with Pizza and stolen car-parts that disappear.. You gotta read his mini meltdown! It's adorable.

         These two characters do well to remind us how much fun fumbling around to get together can be. If you're looking for a comical romance with a side of Who-done-it, I suggest picking up Temporarily Employed From Vicki Batman.


Vicki Batman



Award-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 AmericaSisters 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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The In Dreams... Series, The Roads Trilogy, is the accumulation of almost eight years of writing. Begun in 2006 after a D&D campaign

ended S.I.Hayes took the world and created the Unavoidable Road. It took five years as

Shannon spent many months at a time in an undiagnosed Bi-Polar fog.


In 2010, she finally found the help she needed and she has been writing feverishly ever since


The first book wast over 130,000 words, so she decided that it needed to be smaller if only tonot scare readers away form an unknown book that was so thick.


Thus the first trilogy was born.


In between she became the CoAuthor to Awakenings: The Wrath Saga, a Paranormal Drama likened to Big Brother Meets The Real World, of the Preternatural, Several blogs and her own website. S.I.Hayes.com.