Karen’s Killer Book Bench: WHISPERS OF WINTER, A Limited Edition Collection of Winter Romances by Vicki Batman ETAL #Romance #Anthology

読書KAREN’S KILLER BOOK BENCH: Welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench where readers can discover talented new authors and take a peek inside their wonderful books. This is not an age-filtered site so all book peeks are PG-13 or better. Come back and visit often. Happy reading!

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WHISPERS OF WINTER
A Limited Edition Collection of Winter Romances
BY Nicole Morgan, Stephanie Morris, Caitlyn Lynch, Maya Bailey, Krista Ames, Vicki Batman, Sharon Coady, Donna R. Mercer, Jan Springer, Carma Haley Shoemaker, Livia Quinn, Amber Skyze, Rebecca Fairfax, Jane Blythe, Suzanne Jenkins, Stacy Eaton, Rene Webb, Marie Mason, Joann Baker and Patricia Mason, & Karen Cino

Blurb

Winter may be rolling in, but that doesn’t mean your days and nights must be cold.

Before you get snowed in, grab yourself a copy of this limited-edition collection. With heroes and heroines of all kinds, you’ll be sure to find some that you just can’t help but fall in love with.

These romantic reads can be read as stand-alone stories. But, why would you want to do that? Read them all! Immerse yourself in this wintery ensemble from Romance Collections.

Story blurb for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off by Vicki Batman: When a five-time champion Samantha Greene teams up with her new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn’t just about a ribbon.

WHISPERS OF WINTER
A Limited Edition Collection of Winter Romances
BY Nicole Morgan, Stephanie Morris, Caitlyn Lynch, Maya Bailey, Krista Ames, Vicki Batman, Sharon Coady, Donna R. Mercer, Jan Springer, Carma Haley Shoemaker, Livia Quinn, Amber Skyze, Rebecca Fairfax, Jane Blythe, Suzanne Jenkins, Stacy Eaton, Rene Webb, Marie Mason, Joann Baker and Patricia Mason, & Karen Cino

THE GREAT FRUITCAKE BAKE-OFF
BY VICKI BATMAN

Excerpt

“I’m not entering this year.” I pinned an unbreakable stare on Bethany, my co-worker and long-time friend who lived in the same apartment complex as me. Standing firm, I crossed my arms. “Period.”

We’d arrived early for work and were piddling over coffee in her cubical like we always did before diving into the nuts and bolts of company business. She rolled her eyes in the “I’m so not believing this” fashion and tweaked the Santa garland decorating her cube’s walls. “Why not, Samantha? You should be proud to be the five-time winner of The Great Fruitcake Bake-off. You’re a-a”–her words trailed off as she searched the ceiling for the ultimate in descriptive–“legend.”

I dropped my arms to twitch my black skirt in place, then I tucked my shoulder-length hair behind my ear. I let loose a long exhale, “Is being a legend in the fruitcake world a good thing?”

“What’s your point?” Bethany asked.

“Alright already, it’s exhausting. Finding the perfect recipe, then bake and exhibit it. The tension comes close to killing my holiday enjoyment. Besides”-–I shoved my finger in her direction—-“shouldn’t the love be spread? Shouldn’t somebody else win the Bake-off?”

“Oh, by golly, Sam.” Bethany’s hands covered her eyes. A few seconds passed, then she clasped them to her chest, inhaled, and composed her annoyance before saying, “We’re talking fruitcake here. It’s not groundbreaking like-like the Declaration of Independence. Or the Pyramids.”

About Author Vicki Batman…

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up some awards and bestsellers. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and several writing groups. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. 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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Links to Vicki’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVNX2LZ/

Barnes & Noble:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/whispers-of-winter-nicole-morgan/1129416841?ean=2940161939208/

Kobo:
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/whispers-of-winter-2/

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**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Vicki is giving away a $5 Starbucks Gift Card to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

Thanks, Vicki, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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15 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: WHISPERS OF WINTER, A Limited Edition Collection of Winter Romances by Vicki Batman ETAL #Romance #Anthology

  1. Yvonne Cruz says:

    These look like great stories

  2. Vicki Batman says:

    Thank you, Karen, for hostessing me today.

    Good morning, Yvonne. I hope you get the chance to read some of the stories. Hugs, vb

  3. Docter says:

    Good morning, Vicki, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. What a wonderful array of stories. I can’t wait to read each and every one. I really love that cover. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us today!

    • Vicki Batman says:

      I was so happy to see you in person because it has been many years. I truly appreciate our visit and your kindness. Hugs, vb

      • Karen Docter says:

        It really was lovely to see you. It had been too long. I hope it’s not that long until the next time. Thank goodness for social media so we can chat regularly. Have a wonderful day, Vicki!

  4. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Hi, Vicki! Fancy meeting you here! 🙂
    This sounds like a fun read.
    Thanks Karen and Vicki!

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Kathleen! And happy to see you here too. Happy Monday. I hope your weekend was fabulous.

      Thank you. This story came about when I decided to write about my grandmother’s Tomato Cake. LOL

  5. Colleen C. says:

    I love collections… thanks for sharing about this one! 🙂

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Colleen: my pleasure. I like them because you get introduced in a fast way to several new authors. Thanks for stopping.

  6. Samantha McFarland says:

    Preordered….thank you for sharing.

  7. Eileen AW says:

    Thanks for joining us and sharing your excerpt. Sounds good to me.

  8. bn100 says:

    nice for the holidays

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