Man Theory and Other Stories by Vicki Batman
"Ouch" - Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous...and romantic?
"Man Theory" - When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart.
"Tommy and the Teacher" - A young boy steals from the school’s book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.
Excerpt from Man Theory:
"I have a theory about love.”
Ethan's statement knocked me from the proverbial mountain top. Eyeing him, I clapped my hand across my mouth to stifle a giggle.
From Day One at our new jobs at Prime Designs, Ethan and I had forged a friendship. I was the artsy-heartsy, emotional gal. Him--the technical, by-the-book pal. We ate an occasional dinner, watched a movie, whatever. Traded small gifts like coffee, a magazine, music. However, Ethan had never made an overture toward me.
Translated: Nothing intimate.
I'd said to myself, "Rats."
For work, we'd traveled to Colorado Springs to attend a workshop on web design innovations. After check-in, I'd joined him at the bridge crossing the lake to decide about lunch before the meetings commenced.
My six-one geek wearing rimless glasses, leaned against the railing, and stared into the sparkling blue waters of the high mountain lake, and the feathered fowl paddling by.
Have his feelings changed? I asked in disbelief, "R-really? A theory...about love?"
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Thanks so much for having me here today and for posting an excerpt from Man Theory and Other Stories. They are funny and sweet!
I can't wait to read them Vikki! Wishing you all sorts of success with the nex book!!!
Vicki, I think this is a great book for the month of February---funny and sweet. Thanks for being a part of Cupid Reads.
Hi, Sasha: Thank you for following me from the PP blog to here. I'm all over the map.
Hi, J Q Rose: I had my "first" close encounter with a fan yesterday. A girl came up to me at my workout and said she bought and loved my stories. When were more coming?
I was thrilled.
Hi Sasha, thanks for visiting.
Vicki, just last night a "fan" told me she bought my book and it gave her nightmares..just like Roseanne Dowell. I'm not sure that is a compliment, but it IS a light horror story.
Okay, I don't know if I'd want my book giving someone nightmares; however, seeing that yours is a horror story, that's a reaction that she couldn't shake your story from her head.
Vicky, your stories sound light, breezy, and fun. I love anthologies and will be checking out this one soon. Best to you!
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous stories. Yep! Had to say it 3 times as each deserves it's own recognition.
That Cupid guy sure knows what he's doing. This is proof of his good taste.
Great post and thank you JQ for spotlighting one of my favorite authors.
Yep, Karen, me and cupid are pretty tight this month. I like his taste too.
Hey Vicki....these stories sound so fun. I am into fun romance and you seem to have hit the nail on the head. Congratulations!
Ethan's gay, isn't he? And he's going to break her heart, or she's going to not figure it out until the end. Guess I better read the book.
Thank you so much for having me today. More happy writing your way!
So happy to have the opportunity to show off your fun stories. Best wishes on all your writing projects, Vicki.
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