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LITTLE-BIRD-WHO_web72dpi final coverHello and welcome to Romance Recipes! Every Thursday and Friday I will introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! This week I am bringing you author, Vicki Batman, and her recipe for Yummy Bacon & Apricot Appetizers along with an introduction to her contemporary romance, Little Birdie Who…And Other Stories. Please join me in welcoming Vicki and savor her recipe for Yummy Bacon & Apricot Appetizers as you read about her new book!

And as a special treat, Vicki is giving away an e book of Little Birdie Who…and Other Stories so be sure to leave your EMAIL with your comment for a chance to win!!!

Yummy Bacon & Apricot Appetizer (recipe credit goes to kitchenparade.com)

Ingredients: good baconBacon-Wrapped_Appetizers_by_Kitchen_Parade_2012-400

package of dried apricots

package of almonds


large baking sheet

Preheat oven to 400  degrees F. On a cutting board, slice bacon strips in half. Set an almond on the apricot and wrap with bacon. Secure with toothpick. Place on baking sheet. Continue to wrap until the ingredients are used up!

Place baking sheet loaded with appetizers in the oven. Cook for 30 minutes, but check to make sure the bacon does not burn. Once done, remove and place on a festive platter for serving. Makes approximately 30.



“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?


Meet Vicki: 06 2012 VBauthor photo

Like some of her characters, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general “do anything gal” at a financial services firm. The list is…endless.

She has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories. She is a member of RWA, and the DARA, Elements, and RWA-WF chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.

Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”

Buy links:

MuseItUpPublishing:  https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/index.php?keyword=vicki+batman&Itemid=1&option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/VickiBatman/e/B005AY5ZN8/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1342624559&sr=1-2-ent

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/man-theory-and-other-stories-vicki-batman/1108346172?ean=2940013707368
Find Vicki:

Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction/133506590074451?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vickibatman

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/vickibatman

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman

Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Batman/e/B005AY5ZN8/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1343929464&sr=1-2-ent

Thank you for joining us for another Romance Recipe! I hope you’ll stop by next week to meet another author, try a new recipe and read a new book!