Need a new read? Book 2 of the Sin City series, The Dead Woman, is now released!
Tim Kelly runs into a problem with a weapons shipment – a Mexican girl on the run from a cartel.
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I love using music to inspire me, and although I can’t write to music playing, I do make playlists to listen to when I’m not writing. I use period music and often match up songs with specific scenes.
01 The Wanderer (Dion)
Ch 2 – Tim arrives at Rett’s
02 Rescue Me (Fontella Bass)
Ch 2 – Tim sees Ray hassling Ruby. Tim and Ruby’s meet-cute … ish.
03 Stick Shift (The Duals)
Ch 5 – Tim learns to drive the truck.
04 Liar Liar (The Castaways)
Ch 6 – Jake takes Ruby to the Silver Slipper.
05 Night Life (Elvis Presley)
Ch 9 – Tim and Ruby driving the Strip in the truck.
06 Ruby Baby (Dion and the Belmonts)
Ch 14 – Tim and Ruby in Rett’s bar.
07 Hello Vietnam (Johnny Wright)
Ch 15 – Driving to the liquor store robbery.
08 Pass the Booze (Ernest Tubb)
Ch 18 – Heading to Rett’s after the rodeo.
09 Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)
Ch 18 – Hollis drunk in Rett’s bar.
10 Little Darlin’ (The Diamonds)
Ch 21 – Ruby goes to the Round Up.
11 This Diamond Ring (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
Ch 28 – Tim drinking on a bench outside the casinos.
12 Runaround Sue (Dion)
Ch 28 – In Rett’s bar.
If you love novellas set at Christmas, be sure to pick up a digital copy of Neon and Tinsel, book 2.5 in the Sin City series.
Neon and Tinsel takes place at Christmas 1966, with visits to Tim Kelly’s strained family Christmas, Darla Redmond’s holiday back home in Ohio, Jake Wheeler’s cold Christmas in North Dakota, and Ruby’s attempt at Christmas-ifying Rett’s bar in Las Vegas.
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Tilt occurs simultaneously with Sin City, following the stories of the minor characters. Catch up with Bill Pearce, Ray Roth, Diana Kelly, Jake Wheeler, Darla Redmond and Jimmy Lewis.
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When it was released to sales outlets, it peaked at number 2 on the free Kindle Short Reads for Mystery, Thriller and Suspense.
Tim Kelly has never been a fan of the Chicago Mob, and in 1965 Las Vegas, they’re the only game in town.
Tim’s latest venture has caught the attention of Sam Wyatt, a Fremont Street mobster with two casinos. Unfortunately, he’s also caught the attention of the Chicago Outfit’s most ruthless enforcer. Now Tim has a choice to make – play ball or stake his own claim – and his decision could have lasting effects.
Oct 24 – ARC reviewer On Two Feet reviewed the book on their blog and at Goodreads. Thanks so much!
Nov 1 – I did a guest blog post at Urban Book Reviews on Research in Las Vegas and preparing to write Sin City. Thanks to Urban Book Reviews for the opportunity – I really enjoyed writing the article. Any chance to talk about Las Vegas!
Nov 7 – Sin City was a Weekly Featured read at Quiet Fury Books. We really appreciate it!
Sin City also has a page on TVTropes. There are no plot spoilers visible. Also, sorry, you’re about to lose hours of your time on that site lol.
I have a few more things in the works, and I’ll post about them as soon as I can. Thanks to everyone who has purchase Sin City and reviewed it. If you have your copy, please think about leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads.
Sin City available now in print and ebook, so check below for links to purchase or visit the Sin City book page.
Amazon Paperback ($14.95 USD)
Canadians can buy via Lulu, as Amazon’s KDP Print program does not yet publish to Amazon.ca. There are often great coupon codes on Lulu for free shipping or discounts on books, so don’t hesitate to contact me for the latest coupon code.
Sin City is being released November 1st, I’ve shared the cover, and now it’s time for the “back of the book” blurb.
Las Vegas, 1966.
There are parts of Sin City the neon lights don’t reach, and only the desperate and dangerous venture into the city’s seedy backstreets, where gangsters rule, the floating poker games never stop, and people disappear without a trace.
Ruby Gordon is desperate. She has nowhere else to go when her brother opens his home to her. He runs an off-the-books juke joint, and she is fascinated by the most dangerous – and handsome – of his clientele.
Tim Kelly is dangerous. His father never achieved notoriety with the Chicago Outfit, but Tim has aspirations to strike out on his own. He has plans, and they don’t include a naive newcomer.
Jake Wheeler is both. The Airman-turned-rodeo-rider is as gorgeous as he is foul-tempered, and he’s Tim’s not-so-friendly rival. When he notices Tim’s interest in Ruby, he’s determined to derail Tim’s plans.
The three of them are on a collision course, but there’s only one rule in Vegas: The house always wins.
The Sin City release is coming soon!
I shared this information with my newsletter a little while ago, so now it’s time to share with everyone else. Sin City will be released on November 1st, 2016!
It will be available in print and ebook format. The book is already listed on Goodreads, so please add it as a To Read.
The cover was designed by J Caleb Design. It captures the feeling of the 1960s and Las Vegas.
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Updated November 6, 2018
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