Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/) 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.

HBW Calendar

  • 09/09 - Book Release! Vicki Batman
  • 09/08 - Travel & Book, Nancy Haddock
  • 08/29 - Handbag & Book, Judy Penz Sheluk
  • 08/25 - Something cool, Patricia Preston
  • 8/22- Handbag & Book, Debra Goldstein
  • 08/01 - Handbag & Book, Vicki
  • 07/28 - Vicki
  • 07/25 - Handbag & Book, Kryssie Fortune
  • 07/21 - Recipe/Travel/Craft w Kris Bock
  • 07/18 - Handbag & Book

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July 28, 2016

Craftmaster - Finding old stuff in the parent's home #SOS #RB4U #MFRWorg #amcrafting

While cleaning out my parents’ garage with family, a brother in law unearthed a picture wrapped in white paper, rectanglular in shape. Passed to me to determine if giveaway or have siblings look at, I folded back the paper and squealed. My sisters came running. We found the crushed rock and gravel picture my mom had made.

This picture hung above the china cabinet in the dining room for many, many years. Then Mom replaced it with a homey scene. I guess I didn’t notice it was gone for a long while and when I did, thought she’d donated it (along with the horse head lamps).

Here’s what we found: 

The scene is Oriental, a pagoda and tree. This one is unique because the leaves are tiles as are parts of the pagoda. A braided piece was glued and pinned, then specifically marked gravel was put in the section. 


July 25, 2016

What is a girl's best friend? Ask Kryssie Fortune #Rssos #RB4U #accessories #diamond

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, or so Marilyn Monroe sang. However, some are best left well alone—the Hope Diamond among them. It’s early history is veiled in mystery.

Hope Diamond.jpg

Legend states that in 1642 Jean Baptiste Tavernier travelled to India and stole an enormous diamond from the statue of the Hindu Goddess, Sita. He returned to France where Louis XlV—the Sun King—bought the diamond. Later, on a trip to Russia Tavernier was torn apart by wild dogs.

June 30, 2016

Getting to know Tina Donahue #Newbook #giveaway #MFRWorg #RB4U

Let’s Get to Know...
Tina Donahue
is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

June 27, 2016

Handbag & Book w Barbara White Daille - two treasures and #newbook #Rssos #MFRWorg #fashion

Handbag & Book with
Barbara White Daille 
Hi, everyone! I’m glad to be back for another visit. I have to admit, I never paid so much attention to my handbags until I discovered Vicki’s Handbag Monday. LOL.

I'm laughing, too, Barbara!

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