Wanna Get Lucky? (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 1) by Deborah Coonts

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.

Author: Deborah Coonts

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
703 reviews

Girl Fights Back (An Emily Kane Adventure Book 1) by Jacques Antoine

Emily Kane studied martial arts for as long as she can remember. But she never really thought she was going to have to use them.

When covert operatives attack her home, her family goes into hiding, but she refuses. She stays behind, determined to finish high school and face whatever may come, on her own if necessary.

Author: Jacques Antoine

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
194 reviews

Made of Steel by Ivy Smoak

Once upon a time, my name was Summer Brooks. I fell in love with a prince and my dreams went as far as the stars. I had my whole life figured out. I had my whole life in front of me. But my life wasn’t meant to be a fairy tale. Everything I knew was taken away in a flash.Broken.Lost.Abandoned.Beaten.Ten years of pain. Ten years of torture. I’m finally free. But I’m not Summer Brooks anymore. That girl died as soon as the devil himself put his hands on me. Now I live amongst the villains. They follow me like a plague. And I have a darkness inside of me that I can’t seem to escape. I lost everything, and I don’t know how to keep breathing in a city that has no stars.But even though my appearance has changed, deep down I know that a shadow of the girl I once was still remains. I don’t want to give up on my past. I just need something to hold onto. Anything. And the only one that could possibly understand is someone who knows what it’s like to hide in the shadows. Someone else who knows what it’s like to live behind a mask.The only thing I know for sure is that someone in this city is watching me. And I just hope to God it isn’t my past catching up to me.This is BOOK 1 of the Made of Steel romantic suspense series:Made of Steel (Made of Steel Series Book 1)Forged in Flames (Made of Steel Series Book 2) – coming June 13th

Author: Ivy Smoak

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
321 reviews

Set Free: A Second Chance Novel (Second Chance Series Book 1) by Kelly Collins

She may be out of jail, but she’s far from being free. ​When twenty-four-year-old Mickey Mercer walks out of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, she has two things on her mind: the friends she left behind and the rough road ahead. All she has in the outside world are a vengeful ex, a run-down ranch, a pickup truck … and an unlikely ally—the cop who gives her a ride home. Kerrick is bossy and irritating. He’s also a big, sexy hunk of distraction. She’s torn between sending him on his way and giving in to the desire sizzling between them.Detective Kerrick McKinley’s job is to protect and serve. The job consumes his life, until he gives a pretty, prickly ex-con a ride on a dusty road. But when they discover something is wrong out on Mickey’s ranch, Kerrick must either steer clear, or stand between her and the danger that prowls her range. She may be out of prison, but she’s still in trouble … too bad there’s nothing sexier than trouble in tight blue jeans.This unlikely couple must look deeper to learn that sometimes people aren’t what they seem. Sometimes they’re better.

Author: Kelly Collins

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
126 reviews

Hunter: Perfect Revenge – A bad boy Mafia dark romance by Alice May Ball

Horse is going after the sexy FBI agent who put him away.HORSEHer dark work clothes couldn’t conceal the smoking hot curves she kept underneath. One look at Vesper Cross lit me up like a firecracker on the 4th of July. How was I to know she’d get me jailed for a double murder I didn’t commit?I knew she was the law. The massive gun under her leather jacket was a giveaway. That and the fact that no matter how hard she tried, she dressed like an undercover fed. However smart and sexy she was, that told me loud and clear to keep well away. But I never could do what I was told.One dynamite night led to a long stretch in jail.Now I’m out, and I’m coming to get her.VESPERHuge in every sense, he’s got muscles on his muscles, firecrackers in his eyes, and what uncoils in his pants qualifies as artillery.When he said he was in ‘enforcement,’ I asked him which branch. He said, “I do some work for a group you may know. They’re called the Mafia.”I’ll put him away if I have to, but the first thought those eyes and those muscles fired up in me is that I should investigate him. In depth and in exhaustive detail. In a hard and penetrating interview. In depth and in exhaustive detail. I had no idea what a punishing stretch it would be, but it was a proportional use of force, all in the line of duty. That’s what I told myself.Who’d have thought that one night with the man who made his living as muscle for the mob would have me deep in a lethal mess of crime and corruption. And that our lives would depend on each other, regardless of whatever we thought about it. Or whatever we felt.I couldn’t help what I felt, even if at odds it was with the job I had to do.The hunter is hunted.This fast, hot, sexy tale is packed with explosive thrills of every kind. It’s a full-length standalone novel with no cheating and an HEA that will surprise the pants off you.

Author: Alice May Ball

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
64 reviews

Deceptive Cadence: The Conor McBride Series, Book 1 (The Virtuosic Spy) by Kathryn Guare

Winner, 2014 Finalist Medal for Best Action/Adventure Novel, Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Readers who love “thrillers with heart” will find everything they’re looking for in this award-winning book – the first in a new suspense series.
Meet Conor McBride. He’s even more interesting than the trouble he gets into.
A talented Irish musician reluctantly reinvents himself, disappearing into an undercover identity to search for the man who ruined his career: his own brother.
On a journey from the west of Ireland to the tumultuous city of Mumbai, Conor McBride’s only goal is to redeem the brother who betrayed him.
But he’s becoming a virtuoso of a different kind in a dangerous game where the rules keep changing—and where the allies he trusted to help him may be the people he should fear the most.
As the latest addition to the popular “thrillers with heart” genre, reviewers are praising this new suspense series and its irresistible hero:
“A true international thriller!”
“…an intense adrenaline-pumping plot with all the twists and turns you would expect from the genre and an irresistible hero. Kudos to Guare for creating my new literary crush.”
“…a refreshing take on the mystery/thriller/spy genre. I was totally glued to the novel, and stayed up late last night as I was so captivated with the book.”
“…unlike a lot of suspense/thrillers I’ve read, the characters were really complex and vivid. Conor McBride is an especially great character and I hated to have the book end because I wanted to spend more time with him.”
“If you like suspense novels, you’ll love this one! Conor McBride is not your typical detective/spy.”
“…pages and pages of sheer action that kept me glued to my kindle for a whole night!”
“I found myself worrying about Conor while I was at work and not reading!”
“Absolutely terrific book…The characters are grand, especially the hero.”
Scroll up to grab your copy of the first installment in this action-packed thriller/suspense series.

Author: Kathryn Guare

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
368 reviews

A Dead Red Alibi (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 4) by RP Dahlke

A successful, but reclusive young artist with a secret life.
A wannabe lawman and his dotty gun-toting granddad
An abandoned mine pit, a curious dad and the local police chief found with him.
When Lalla and her dad take a trip to Arizona to inspect her new property, Dad disappears. But when Lalla enlists the help of a local tracker she’s relieved to find him unharmed, but in the bottom of a mine pit. Unfortunately, he’s got company–a local police chief, and it looks like he’s been murdered. Then too, a young woman artist living nearby has also been murdered. What’re the chances that these two murders are going to be related? Well, if you’re Lalla Bains, you don’t guess, you start looking for the killer!

Author: RP Dahlke

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
611 reviews

Pierce: Perfectly Bad – A bad boy Mafia dark romance by Alice May Ball

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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Author: Alice May Ball

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
141 reviews

Captured: Devil’s Blaze MC Book 1 by Jordan Marie and Daryl Banner

She was my obsession. I was her destruction. Beth:My life is not my own. I belong to the family. Every step I make is dictated. Until him. Skull.The only man I’ve ever loved. The only man I will ever love. His touch inflames me. I can’t stay away—even if I should. I gave him my body and my heart.To keep him safe, I will sell my soul to the devil. The lies began with our hello. Now, I’m captured by them. Skull: There’s an animal in me that I keep hidden. Beth calls to him. She tempts the monster and lures him to the surface. I’m obsessed with her. I can’t stay away, even when doing so puts my entire club in danger. Her blood is on my hands. I formed her to fit only me. I was her first and if I have to kill everyone in our way. So be it. I will be her last. She is mine.Warning! Cliffhanger ahead. This book will end in a cliffhanger and continue in Torch’s story (Burned) To be released March 4th and followed by the final book– Conquered in April.

Author: Jordan Marie and Daryl Banner

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
470 reviews

In Too Deep (A Carlie Simmons Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Book 2) by JT Sawyer and Emily Nemchick

After narrowly escaping from the undead hordes in Tucson with the president’s daughter and her small band of survivors, Secret Service Agent Carlie Simmons is finally headed to safety in New Mexico. As new information emerges on the global pandemic, she and her team of operators have to leave their secure military facility to track down the origins of the virus before more people die. Crossing the country and international waters while plagued by the growing menace of flesh-eating zombies, Carlie finds herself in a race against time on a mission that exposes a secret experiment borne from the Cold War. But the greatest danger may not come from the emerging legions of putrescent creatures as tension within her group threatens to undermine her leadership.

In Too Deep is the nailbiting sequel to Until Morning Comes and picks up immediately after the first novel. Approximately 50K words.

About the Author: JT Sawyer is the pen name for the author who makes his living teaching survival courses for the military special operations community, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, FAA, and other federal agencies throughout the US. He has over 25 years of experience testing long-term survival skills in the desert, mountains, and forest. JT also served as a consultant for the film Into the Wild. For more information, visit jtsawyer.com.

Author: JT Sawyer and Emily Nemchick

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
52 reviews