Handbags, Books...Whatever

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. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Handbag and Book w guest author Lynn Crain on Bitten by the handbag bug #Brightonhandbag #Christmasgift #readromance

First, thanks to Vicki for having me. I must admit, this was a very intriguing idea when I first saw it. See, I’m a purse whore and I’ll be the first to admit it. This particular model, it’s a Brighton bag called a Kayden Cross Body Satchel. Are you amazed that someone pays attention to the name of their handbag? I was when I was bitten by the handbag bug about 20 years ago. All, with maybe one or two exceptions, are Brighton bags because I felt that the heart motif on every bag was meant for the author in me.

This particular version I received at Christmas from my husband. I love the material, the color and the fact that it can fold up into a small case hidden on the inside. Because of that, it’s a perfect bag for travel making it easy for me to take another smaller Brighton bag.

For me, Brighton bags are a must and I think I have collected about 20 of them throughout the years. I still have my very first bag and pull it out when I want a light-colored bag. It was a simple tote that was the softest leather I’d ever felt. It was also one of the most expensive bags I’d ever had but I found it on sale and to the matching wallet.

See…told you I was a purse whore…hope you enjoyed this little look into my purse habit.

Aingeal Cochran is on a mission to save humanity from itself when suddenly she’s staring head-on at her forgotten past. Lukas Everhard must bring her up to speed regarding the real enemy before allowing himself to love her completely. In learning about her past and mission, Aingeal realizes the best is yet to be and she will do anything to protect those she loves. For Lukas, Aingeal is the mission.

 “You know the rules here. No fighting in the mess hall.”  The object didn’t remove itself from my body.

I whirled furious, jerking my arm away, energy in both hands now and was stopped short by the man who stood before me. I was not a small woman, yet this man dwarfed me.  Slowly, my gaze moved from his chest to his wide shoulders to his face and stopped there. Ice blue eyes stared at me without one bit of emotion attached to the look. He’s one cold cookie. I blinked rapidly almost as if I had been hit in the gut. This man was not going to take my crap in any way, shape or form. While I might be able to fool Darien somewhat as I had learned since I had arrived, I would never be able to fool this one.

Find Avenging Aingeal in the Mystic Realms Anthology at: Amazon

Find Lynn Crain at:  Facebook
So, Lynn, how many handbags do you own? 


Angela Adams said...

I don't know if it's the name, "Brighton," but this bag reminds me of a "beach bag." (smile!)

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Angela and thanks for stopping by. The bag is very good-looking and does remind me of a Brighton, too.

Melissa Keir said...

I love the color and the heart speaks to me too. I haven't heard of the Brighton brand but will have to check them out.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Melissa! Brighton has been around for a long while. We even have a Brighton store at the local mall. They can be a bit heavy, but are very nice.

Liese said...

Hi, Lynn!
Learned something new today: Brighton handbags and a great, new book!

Thanks for sharing both!

Lynn Crain said...


I actually thought Southwest when I saw it. But it would definitely work as a beach bag too!
Thanks for stopping by...


Lynn Crain said...


I loved the colors too as they spoke to the Southwest in me and since that's where I'm at now, I thought...why not? LOL!

Glad I introduced you to the Brighton collection. People even sell them on eBay, they are so popular.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynn Crain said...



Thanks for stopping by...


Keri Mikulski said...

Love the bag!!! So beachy. And love the book! So much tension and muscles. Can't wait to read. :)

Tina Donahue said...

What a great boxed set! :)

Mardi Maxwell said...

I really love that bag. The little heart on it is perfect and the fact it folds up so small is even better. Its the perfect bag to carry a Kindle loaded with ebooks like Mystic Realms.

Krista said...

I love that bag too Lynn!!! It looks just the right size :)

Lynn Crain said...

Thanks, Tina, for stopping by!


Lynn Crain said...

Hi Keri!

Glad you love the bag...yes...it would be a perfect beach bag.

Glad you love the covers!

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynn Crain said...

Hi Mardi,

Yes, the heart is the main thing that drew me in too!

And it does have some perfect features. I know it would fit a Kindle because I just test out my tablet. How awesome is that?!?

Thanks for stopping by.


Lynn Crain said...

Hi Krista,

It is a great looking bag and I CAN fit so many great things inside.

Thanks for stopping by!


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