Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekend Book Giveaway: Wanna Get Lucky? and Lucky Stiff

Sex and the City meets Elmore Leonard in Vegas? Isn’t that a summer book you might want to read? Especially since author Deborah Coonts seems like a fun person to hook up with over a glass of Pinot Noir.

Here’s some fun facts about Deborah:

She was raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food and beer.

She thinks Diet Coke is a life-sustaining beverage.

The reason she moved to Vegas… wait for it… her 15-year-old son wanted to live there, which of course makes her the coolest mom EVER!

One of her favorite books is The Thirteenth Tale, demonstrating that she has excellent taste.

On to her books. They’ve caused quite the sensation. Kirkus loved them. Those folks at Booklist said they “hit the proverbial jackpot;” the New York Times said, “Deborah Coonts makes the cut with WANNA GET LUCKY? and there’s also couple of starred reviews to boot.

First sentence of Wanna Get Lucky?: As her final act on this earth, Lyda Sue Stalnaker plummeted out of a Las Vegas helicopter and landed smack in the middle of the pirates’ lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel, disrupting the 8:30 P.M. pirate show.

Wanna win both Wanna Get Lucky and Lucky Stiff? Leave a comment with your email address. Winner will be chosen by 10 p.m. Sunday.

Congrats to Laura Kay, winner!


  1. Now that's an opening sentence!! I am hooked, line, and sinker.

  2. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  3. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  4. That opening line is a great pull in....I want to know more!!
    Extexgirl2 at aol dot com


  5. Sex in the City meets Vegas! Gotta have it! Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. this looks like a good read.

    Febe Moss

  7. Hello from Sin City! Sipping my morning caffeine delivery vehicle (today it's Vanilla Nut, which somehow seems apro pos). Wishing all of you and yours Happy Father's Day. Hope you have a "Lucky" day!!!

  8. She went out with a Splash!

  9. You've got to ask yourself one question, do I feel lucky?

  10. Hi there,

    I'm not sure if your giveaway is open worldwide or not, but if it is, please count me in.

    I love discovering new authors, after all, that's the idea of blogging and meeting such great people, to discover hidden gems of books along the way.

    These both sound like great fun reads from the synopses, and Deborah certainly lives life to the full and sound like a real live-wire!!

    Thanks for the opportunity,


  11. These sound like great books! Please count me in.
    Erin G

  12. Oh boy!! I would love to enjoy these books as my mini vacation~these books sound wonderful & I'd sure love a chance to read them=)
    Thanks bunches,
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  13. Would LOVE to read it!!!

    Laura Kay
    anovelreview@yahoo dot com

  14. Wow! Thanks for giving me a new author to check out! I'd love to win! New follower here. Feel free to visit me at

    Schlarmette AT gmail DOT com

  15. Sounds like great fun!


  16. So wanna read!!! You have me hooked!!!

    Angela Streit

  17. I'd love to win a book from the coolest mom ever. Heretofore, I thought it was me!

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