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Betting Blind

Posted: May 21, 2021 in Uncategorized
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Title: Betting Blind
Author: Loren Beeson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: June 18th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Cassidy Smith is desperate for some excitement. Her free-spirited best friend keeps her on her toes with the occasional misadventure but deep down, she just needs…more. When the girls stumble into a bar one night known for its bad reputation and a tattooed, bad-boy owner, Cassidy‘s left daydreaming what it would be like to ditch her boring life and find a way to fit in with the rough and rowdy crowd of The Pound.

Jack Campbell’s got a one-track mind. He works hard to provide for the guys who work for him and even harder to keep his bar running in tip-top shape. He can’t afford the temptation of Cassidy being more than a temporary employee, but against his better judgment, he offers the beautiful blonde a job at his bar. Things get more complicated for Jack as his older brother starts stirring up trouble in an underground casino in town, etching a target on his back, and forcing him into a world he promised never to turn back to.

With their hearts on the table and a deck full of secrets, will Jack and Cassidy bet it all… or give up their hand?

Loren is a dreamer, artist, radiologic technologist, and author who loves animals and people. Always writing short stories as a young child and young adult, she knew she wanted to become an author someday. The Art of Loving Ellie is Loren’s debut novel.

Loren can be found in her cozy home in Texas with her nose in a book, her corgi and mini aussie on her lap, and her son trailing along with her and her husband through their many adventures.

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Title: City of Toys
 
Author: Lindy S. Hudis
 
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction
 
Release Date: February 26, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Four beautiful women seek fame and fortune in Hollywood, the City of Toys, where actresses are like dolls, playing pretend on the big screen.
 
Marlo: a former child actress from New York City.
 
Rhonda: a small-town beauty queen.
 
Kim: a “nice Jewish girl” with a painful childhood.
 
Guyla: a “serious actress” with a debilitating, stress-induced illness.
 
Marlo, Rhonda, Kim, and Guyla, become friends living in the same apartment complex, in the city where dreams and disasters go hand-in-hand. They come to rely on each other as they deal with sexual come-ons, crazed stalkers, jealous starlets and the constant pressure of trying to make it in showbiz. But when the pressure gets too much, will their friendship save them or will the City of Toys break them?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.5 out of 5 Star Rating on Amazon US
 
5 STARS
 
City of Toys is a dark and disturbing story about four young women who live in Los Angeles, California, and are persuing careers in the entertainment business. Although the story has been told before – a la “Valley of the Dolls”- the author takes a unique approach to a story that never seems to get old” ~ Marla Martenson
 
 
5 STARS
 
“This is a novel that is pure escapement and fun. Although some parts and hard to read at times, and I found myself having to literally put the book down and ask myself “did I really read that?” it is an entertaining and interesting read.” ~ Amazon Customer
 
 
5 STARS
 
“City of Toys” is a gritty story . . If you are squeamish, then this is not the book for you. Highly recommend.” ~ Luscious Reader
 
 
4 STARS
 
“Though this isn’t usually my genre, I was engaged from the first chapter onward. The author paints a tough and uncompromising picture of the cost of trying to make it in Hollywood. A dark tale, it’s well-written and insightful. Unflinching descriptions of various scenarios makes one believe this fiction is based on reality. Highly recommended!” ~ Glass Dr.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University, where she studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of several titles, including her romance suspense novel, Weekends, her “Hollywood” story City of Toys, and her crime novel, Crashers. She is also the author of an erotic short story series, “The S&M Club” and “The Mile High Club”. Her short film “The Lesson” was screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. She is also an actress, having appeared in the television daytime drama “Sunset Beach”. She and her husband, Hollywood stuntman Stephen Hudis, have formed their own production company called Impact Motion Pictures, and have several projects and screenplays in development. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
 
 
Lindy S. Hudis Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindyscribe