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Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.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.

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Feb 8-11 Heartbreaker Blog Hop: Vicki Batman on Got Scales??

 Welcome to the Heroes and Heartbreakers Blog Hop, Feb 8-11. To be eligible for the cool prize from me--an e-book of Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories--and a $10.00 Amazon.com gift card, you have to leave your email address in the comment section. Thank you so much!!!


The Heartbreaker Hop has THREE grand prizes.
You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address
and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens,
coffee cozies, and more!

Got Scales? What Makes a Heartbreaker

From the twinkle in their eyes, to the quirky smile shaping their lips, to the health and energy exuding from their body, down to the shoes and the way they stand. The stubble on the face. The business suit. The worn-out t-shirt and jeans.

Whatever it is zings! to our heart.


Something God-given in us recognizes the gleam. Our insides go fluttery and squeezy and scared. We want to know it. We want to get closer to it. We even want to share it intimately, though we're a little bit wary something will break our trust, determining they aren't really who we thought they would be.

There's a line in the movie Bridget Jones's Diary where a "Smug Married" at a dinner party asks why is it so difficult to get a man? Bridget replies, "Doesn't help we have scales underneath our clothes."

Everyone laughed, but it is the truth. Everyone has scales underneath their clothes. Real - lol - or internal. Some good and some bad. But the only way to find out is to dive in and possibly, risk our heart getting broken. VBG.

Here's blurbs from Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories, my latest funny& romantic collection:

"This is NOT Working": One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right until the new boss steps in.

"Check Her Out": Gum: it’s a sticky situation, especially between the store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew has to pay for the package he stole.

"Little Birdie Who… ": A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?

Find Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories at: 


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun read. thanks for participating in the Blog Hop.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Amber said...


Carin said...

I love having a book of short stories so when I just have a little bit of time I can read just one, this looks great! Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com


Good morning and thank you for hopping by!

Good to see you library pat, Amber, and Carin. I like to think of shorts as a mini book.

Thanks ladies.

Maria D. said...

I have to agree with Bridget..we all have scales..lol..."A Little Birdie Who" sounds good - thanks for the giveaway and for being a part of the hop

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

Kim said...

What? Scales? I have to watch Bridget Jones' Diary now...



Hi, Maria! I hope you can check out LBW. And yep, we have scales.

Hi, Kim! I love Bridget Jones's Diary and if it rains this weekend, I'm putting it on. lol. It's the dinner party scene with Bridget and she's the only single girl. She says it kinda quietly too.

Tessa said...

Oh those heartbreakers, so tempting, so dangerous... Thanks for the blog giveaway!
tessa (dot) bamberg (at) kolumbus (dot) fi

Kelsey Summer said...

Looks like a fun book.


susanmp said...

great giveaway

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com


Hi, Tessa, Kelsey and Susan, I'm so happy you hopped by! Happy reading.

HaveBook WillSurvive said...

Hate scales!! Love Bridget Jones.


Hi, HaveBooksWillSurvive! LOL, I love your handle there. Scales give me the creeps, probably what Bridget intended. Thanks for hopping by.

Stacey said...

Thanks for participating! Sounds like a fun book :)


Beckey said...

Seems interesting, thanks for sharing the great post and being a part of the hop

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Anonymous said...

We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.



Hi, Stacey and thank you for the compliment. I do like to write sweet meets and This is NOT Working is an award winner. Thanks for posting today.

Hi, MyDurango! I'd say you DO like your heartbreakers. That's what makes romance so much fun to read. I appreciate you visiting my site.

Hi, Beckey! Oh, it is MY pleasure to be a part of the hop. Carrie Ann Ryan does such a good job of organizing them. Happy weekend.

Kaylyn D. said...

I think a heartbreaker needs a little emotional baggage. It makes his quest for love even better. Thanks for the giveaway.

Liese2 said...

The book sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun one thanks for the hop - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

K. April Holgate said...

For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

I like the cover art, gonna have to check it out!


Meghan said...

Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
I think that Christian Grey from "50 Shades of Grey" is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.



Hi, Meghan! I've not read 50 Shades so I don't know if he is a heartbreaker. Perhaps, you might try mine and see if they work for you too. lol

Hi, K. April! I think they go kicking and screaming because they have no clue about a good healthy relationship. They are so afraid of losing something. A real partner doesn't curb them at all.IMHO. Thank you for the compliment.

Hi, Daniel M.! What I really hope is when someone reads my book/stories, they go away with a smile on their face from the HEA and the humor. Thank you for posting.

Hi, Liese2! A heartbreaker does have baggage. But all good stories do. We have to go on the journey with them. Thanks for stopping and have a fun day!

laurie said...

I have to agree with Bridget..we all have scales..lol..."A Little Birdie Who" sounds good - thanks for the giveaway and for being a part of the hop


VampedChik said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks!

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Hi, Laurie! I agree with Bridget; just don't think we used the same terminology she did. lol

Hi, VampedChik! Thank you for hopping by.

Hi! Cassandra! Glad you could stop.

JanD said...

My current fave heartbreaker is Gannicus from Spartacus.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

BLHmistress said...

I do love heartbreakers because at least what I think is that most do want to be loved but are afraid so in turn they hurt or put a wall so high it's hard to crack to avoid the pain again.


Ashley Applebee said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
Ashley A

Mary Frances Roya said...

I heard that Bridget Jones was going to have another movie come out. She was fun to watch.
Keep writing so I can keep reading. Thanks for being in this super blog hop.

Swordlily said...

Thanks so much for participation in the hop!

Veronika said...

Such an amazing prize you're giving away! Thank you for the chance to win!

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com


Hi, Veronika! Well, thank you so much. And if you win the ebook, please let me know what you think. Thanks for hopping.

Hi, Swordlily! I love hops because I get to meet so many new people who love what I love...books. squee

Hi, Mary Frances! I saw the article about Bridget too!! And it's my pleasure to keep writing. Come visit me often. :)

Hi, Ashley! I hope you have a Happy Valentine's too! (I get a much needed haircut--yes!)

Hi, BLMistress! You are right about heartbreakers. They are afrain. Lots of girls are afraid too. Thank you for posting today.

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Jennifer Wedmore said...


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Carla said...

My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
planterofhope at aol dot com


Hi, Carla! I love it! world-class groveling. In fact, I may use that term on handsome one day.

Hi, Jennifer! You're welcome. :)

Hi, Mary! OOOH, you made an interesting distinction. Good point, very good point. thank you for sharing.

Shannon R said...

Sounds like a great collection of stories!

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

Mer said...

Cute cover! I like heartbreakers because of the opportunity to reform them.

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Kirsten! said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
aircdrewood at gmail dot com

Ana Smith said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

Natasha said...

Sounds really good!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

strawberryrose said...

My favorite heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “Lucas” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he needs to be.

Judy Peterson


Hi, StrawberryRose! I like my men strong too and find them in the ordinary jobs doing extraordinary things. Thank you for posting today.

Hi, Natasha! Well, thank you so much.

Hi, Ana! You are welcome. I am so excited to have all the visitors pop in and see what my work is all about. :)

Hi, Kirsten: you are most welcome

Hi, Mer! Reform a heartbreaker? Well, we do know we reform ourselves, but it doesn't hurt to have someone show them the way--right?

Hi, Shannon! Thank you, I think my stories are delicious. yummmm.

magic5905 said...

Thanks for the great hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Jeanette Platt said...

Looks like a great book with some good reads... Thank you for being part of the hop.


Katie Amanda said...

Thanks for participating. Great book! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com


Hi, Magic505, Jeanette, and Katie! Thank you for stopping and hope you come by again soon.

BookLady said...

What an interesting book! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!

Shadow said...

Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)

Amber Turner said...

I may not have much experience in the whole love department, but I have had my heart broken. Being considered a Heartbreaker can come from various actions that you do. I am a newbie when it comes to reading romance books but what I have learned is that it is not bad to have a chiseled body or an amazing personality. If you look at it over all, if you never put your heart out there, you may never have a chance at true love and happiness. I may get broken once in a while but only you are strong enough to pick yourself up and try all over again. One of my favorite Heartbreakers is Taylor Qualls the Earl of Sandlin from the book His Impetuous Debutante. Lady Phoebe kinda reminds me of myself, accident prone and finding trouble in every corner. Taylor doesn’t think he is good enough for Phoebe, so he’s a heartbreaker and doesn’t know it.


Snow87 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

bn100 said...

Thanks for participating.


Good Morning! The last hop day and let's make it a doozy!!

Hi, BookLady, bn100, Snow87, Amber, Shadow! And Happy almost Valentine's Day to you!

I, too, had my heart broken by a heartbreaker. It was extremely tough at the time. I dived into new things and not much later, met Handsome who swept me off my feet. It's been great.

michedt said...

Thanks for participating in this awesome hop. Have a good one!
Michelle Tucker
michelletucker at baconnation dot net

Ingeborg said...

Thank you for the giveaway.



Hi, Ingeborg! and think you for visiting me!

Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

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Terri. said...

Thanks for the chance!

atthemapletable at yahoo dot com


Hi, Terri and Dovile! I'm so happy you could hop by and visit Handbags, Books, Whatever... Happy day!

jessiel said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for being part of this hop & the giveaway.

JessieL62 at comcast dot net


Hi, Jessie! Thank you. I love my little stories and I hope others do as well. Happy Valentine's Day!

KaryRN said...

Thank You for the giveaway!!

I love seeing all these books! I have added soooo many to my TBR list!!


Shannon Bereza said...

Thanks so much for taking part in this awesome hop and thanks for the great giveaway. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com


Hi, Shannon and Kary! I'm so glad you make it here. I'm going to do the drawing soon. Squee


Carin at mawmom@gmail.com is my winner. Congratulations, Carin! I'll be in touch shortly. Yipee!

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