A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate Lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30 Pirate Show. Almost everyone writes her off as another Vegas victim. But, Lucky O’Toole, head of customer relations at the Babylon megacasino, smell a rat, though she’s got a lot on her plate: the adult film industry’s annual awards banquet, a spouse-swapping convention, sex-toy purveyors preying on the pocket-protector crowd attending ElectroniCon… Still Lucky can’t resist turning over a few stones.
When a former flame is one of the snakes she uncovers, Lucky is certain the woman’s death was no Sin City suicide. To top it all off, Lucky’s best friend, Teddie—Las Vegas’s finest female impersonator—presses to take their relationship to the next level. Leave it to Lucky to attract a man who looks better in a dress than she does.
Lucky must manage the Babylon’s outrageous festivities, solve the crime, and struggle to keep her life and libido from spinning out of control.
PRAISE FOR WANNA GET LUCKY?
As the first in a series, Wanna Get Lucky? hits the proverbial jackpot. Booklist
When it comes to the crunch (something for a sullen teenager, hostile neighbor, unbearably saintly mother-in-law), the secret is to make them laugh. Deborah Coonts’sWANNA GET LUCKY? (Forge/Tom Doherty, $24.99), set at the “most over-the-top megacasino/resort on the Las Vegas Strip,” entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly. Marilyn Stassio, NYT Book Review, choosing Wanna Get Lucky? As a Notable Crime Novel for 2010.
“Deliciously raunchy, with humorous takes on sexual proclivities, Vegas glitz and love, though Agatha Christie is probably spinning in her grave.”–Kirkus Reviews
“Complete with designer duds, porn conventions, partner-swapping parties, and clever repartee, this is chick-lit gone wild and sexy, lightly wrapped in mystery and tied up with a brilliantly flashing neon bow. As the first in a series, Wanna Get Lucky? hits the proverbial jackpot.” –Booklist
“Wanna Get Lucky? is a winner on every level. Deborah Coonts has crafted a first-class murder mystery coupled with a touching and unexpected love story. Against a flawlessly-rendered Las Vegas backdrop, Lucky’s story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized.”–Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author
“Get ready to win big–with a novel that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end. Wanna Get Lucky? is as entertaining as the city in which it’s set.”
–Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of Trust me, Stop Me, and Watch Me
More fun than a winning streak in Vegas. Diane Mott Davidson author of Fatally Flakey
Wanna Get Lucky goes down faster than an ice-cold Bombay martini—very dry, of course, and with a twist. Douglas Preston, New York times bestselling author of Impact.
Wanna Get Lucky? Is an amazing debut novel, a mile-a-minute read, with fantastic characters, dry wit, and the gritty neon feel of Las Vegas. Bravo to Deborah Coonts—I see a great future ahead. Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of Night of the Wolves.
Wanna Get Lucky sizzles. It beguiles and surprises. It’s belly-laugh funny. Add in unforgettable characters, crimes to die for, the ka-ching of high-stakes casinos, and Laura Ashley-decorated bordellos, and you have a read that’s utterly irresistible from first page to last. Watch out, Janet Evanovich. The new hot number is Deborah Coonts. Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of the Book of Spies.
Sooner or later everyone experiences a fork in the road. When tragedy threatens to derail Leona Harper, the shocked pastor’s wife is forced to summon her estranged children home. But parenting young adults in a nosy, small southern town proves as difficult as reinventing herself. Determined to give her broken family a shot at a second chance, Leona begins to put one foot in front of the other. Reconciliation and healing won’t come easy in this hilarious, light-hearted, walk-through-grief adventure.Tear-jerking candor. Fast-paced humor. Hope in the darkness. Fans of Jan Karon, Ann B. Ross, and Philip Gulley will enjoy Romantic Times Top Pick author Lynne Gentry’s journey to the dusty town of Mt. Hope.Buy now and escape into this feel-good southern adventure.
PG-RATED FUN that’s been professionally edited. Pride and Precipitation is #1 of the Chick Flick Clique romantic comedy series and Book #2 is Regally Blonde. Written by USA Today Bestselling Author Heather Horrocks. PRIDE AND PRECIPITATION (Chick Flick Clique #1) Breezy Jones is crazy about the weather, rain or shine, which makes her job as the local television station’s meteorologist perfect. She’s even hoping the new buyers of her Aspen Grove station will make some positive changes. That’s before she meets the attractive new general manager, Noah Drake, who is determined to repackage everything—including Breezy’s down-home delivery and casual, girl-next-door appearance that seems too Pollyanna for him. He replaces her with a high-powered diva weathercaster and makes Breezy her off-screen assistant. With a flood of angry emails from the community, plummeting ratings, and incessant demands from the diva, it doesn’t take long for Noah to see which way the wind is blowing. Will the station survive the competitive clash between pride and precipitation? More importantly, can their blossoming attraction survive? This is a novella of about 170 pages. The paperback version will be available soon. NEW RELEASES: If you enjoyed this book, consider signing up for my new releases email list! Just visit www.BooksByHeatherHorrocks.com. 5-STAR REVIEW: Jennifer English Rose Reviews Clean Romances – Oct 10, 2012 This was a cute story with some ties to that Austen classic which the title reminds us of. A fun, light trip through small-town news, this book pulled you into the story. With several fun side characters, the story left itself open for many other interlocked stories. With a fun plot and sweet characters, it’s a refreshing bit of fun and sweet romance. This one made me smile and definitely made me laugh at several points. With a quick wit and some good conflict, the characters had me falling in love along with them. Definitely a good book to take on vacation or snuggle up on a cold winter night. OTHER FEATURES: Full working Table of Contents. Professionally edited and formatted. OTHER BOOKS BY HEATHER HORROCKS: FUNNY MYSTERIES: The Who-Dun-Him Inn series: Snowed Inn The Bad Mothers Club series: Murder is Misunderstood (formerly The Bad Mothers Club) ROMANTIC COMEDIES & SUSPENSE: Bah, Humbug! (Christmas novella)Baby Mine, Old Money, No Sudden Moves The Chick Flick Clique Romantic Comedy series: Pride and Precipitation #1 Regally Blonde #2 (2012) My Spare Lady #3 (2012/13) While You Were Stranded (2013) The LDS series: How to Stuff a Wild Zucchini, Old Maid of Honor, You Just Turned 8 (a baptism book) INSPIRATIONAL: Women & Men Who Knew the Mortal Messiah
Four jackets of varying weights, enough socks for the entire Confederate Army, three umbrellas, most of the antacid aisle from the local pharmacy, and six pairs of old people sneakers that all look exactly the same.
Have you ever helped your parents pack for a weeklong cruise?
No? I didn’t think so. So shut it.
So begins vacation for Summer Hartwell – twenty-six years old, living with her anxiety-ridden parents, and unwillingly booked by her brother on a weeklong cruise to Bermuda. Despite the nightmare of being trapped aboard a cruise ship with Mom and Dad, Summer sees a rare opportunity to fulfill The Prophecy – her mother’s declaration that she will live at home until she gets married. With two thousand passengers onboard, at least one of them must be husband material, right?
The only problem is Graham Blenderman – her brother’s best friend who is joining them for the week, in all of his tall, blonde, extroverted glory. Graham doesn’t believe Summer needs a husband in order to break free from her parents. He thinks she just needs a little bit of nerve. And to Summer’s introverted horror, he’s willing to spend the entire week proving that he’s right.
A hilarious, fast-paced space adventure from the author the Independent calls “the new Terry Pratchett.”Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can’t possibly get any worse. He is wrong. It’s not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill.Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector’s most notorious villains and scumbags. Their mission should be simple enough, but as one screw-up leads to another, they find themselves in a frantic battle to save an entire alien civilization – and its god – from total annihilation.
He said, “I take what I want.” His eyes locked with mine and a shock pounded through my body.
Billionaire gangster Pierce Agostini takes whatever he wants and whoever he wants. Ruthless and arrogant he’s the baddest Manhattan bad boy. An endless stream of beautiful models, dancers and unsatisfied wives pour themselves into his hands and into his bed. They inflame his passion until he leaves them whimpering and quivering, then he discards them without another thought.
A forbidden longing for Pierce Agostini aches deep in Princess’s core, too deep, too hot, too hard to ignore. Lovely, curvy Princess is a woman he just happens to kidnap. Imprisoned high in his Manhattan penthouse, her tough spirit and her soft curves get behind Pierce’s rigid armor. Might she find the way in, to a secret spot within him?
Trapped and entangled in Pierce’s deadly battle with a rival Russian Mafia boss, might she be overcome by Pierce’s power? Could these fierce enemies become impassioned lovers?
This standalone, novel length adventure races with passion, pulses with action, and climaxes again and again, rises higher and higher to a full, complete, satisfying and surprisingly happy ever after ending. It’s a bad boy romance like no other and you’re going to love it.
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Voltaire’s satire of eighteenth-century Europe, hailed as one of the most influential works in the Western canon Candide’s misfortunes begin when his uncle, a German baron, banishes him for kissing the baron’s daughter, Cunégonde. Forced to make his own way in the world, Candide goes from conscription in the Bulgar army, to Lisbon, after a harrowing voyage by sea, to the tutelage of the Enlightenment philosopher Pangloss. After an unexpected reunion with his beloved Cunégonde, Candide finds that further misadventure awaits, first through South America and then back in Europe, where he settles in the countryside. Among the most widely renowned texts of western literature, Candide lives on two hundred fifty years since its first publication as a supreme example of political, philosophical, and religious satire whose wit and power of observation have influenced writers for generations. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Chosen as Best Book of the Year and Best Hero of the Year* alongside books by Kristan Higgins and Suzanne Brockmann.USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND presents the Dare River series, connected to her bestselling Dare Valley series. For fans who like the family dynamics of the Sullivans by Bella Andre, the small town charm of Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber, and the sweet romance of Fool’s Gold by Susan Mallery.”Ava’s story is witty and charming.” Barbara Freethy #1 NYT bestselling author on NORA ROBERTS LAND When famous–and infamous–country singer rock star Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she’s got him pegged. He’s a bad boy Alpha male who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while she couldn’t care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can’t refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs.Rye is certain his sassy new cook is the last woman who’d ever tempt him, but spending time with the wholesome girl next door will do wonders for his damaged public image, whether she likes being forced into the spotlight or not. Her food also happens to be the best he’s ever eaten, both comforting and seductive. But spending time with Tory on the road shows him a new side to her–one that’s as impossible to resist as her food. And when an emergency in his family whisks him home, he does the one thing he’s never risked: he lets a woman into his heart… Soon the emotions Rye faked for the tabloids become all too real, but will the country heaven he’s found in Tory’s arms survive in the real world? (love story, beach read, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, billionaire, romantic suspense, mystery, women’s fiction, falling in love)Author’s Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories.The Dare Valley series:NORA ROBERTS LAND (Meredith & Tanner)FRENCH ROAST (Jill & Brian)THE GRAND OPENING (Peggy & Mac)THE HOLIDAY SERENADE (Abbie & Rhett)THE TOWN SQUARE (Arthur & Harriet)THE PARK OF SUNSET DREAMS (Jane & Matt)THE PERFECT INGREDIENT (Elizabeth & TerranceTHE BRIDGE TO A BETTER LIFE (Natalie & Blake) ~ coming Spring 2015The Dare River series (connected to Dare Valley):COUNTRY HEAVEN (Tory & Rye)COUNTRY HEAVEN COOKBOOKCOUNTRY HEAVEN SONG BOOKTHE CHOCOLATE GARDEN (Tammy & J.P.)THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN: A MAGICAL TALE (a children’s book companion)FIREFLIES & MAGNOLIAS (Amelia & Clayton)REVIEWS:”Ava’s story is witty and charming” Barbara Freethy #1 NYT Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land”…Finding love like in the pages of a Nora Roberts story.” Publishers Weekly WW Ladies Book Club”On par with Nicholas Sparks’ love stories.” Jennifer’s Corner Blog”Ava Miles just keeps turning out great stories…and these rank up there with the Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery, the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis, and the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.” Kay Pruett, Reader”Ava Miles has written a series…I would compare with Robyn Carr’s Virgin River books.” RLK, ReaderAUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles burst onto the contemporary romance scene after receiving Nora Roberts’ blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts’ name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, which kicked off her small town series, Dare Valley. Ava has also released a connected series called Dare River.