Lucky Bastard by Deborah Coonts
(Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures)

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If you’re entertained by sex, innuendo and a few fantasies you’d like to see played out—and who isn’t?—you ought to have Lucky and her extended Vegas family...on speed dial.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

"Evanovich...with a dash of CSI." - Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)

Everyone Has a Hidden Talent

As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas's most over-the-top destination, solving the occasional murder is in Lucky's job description.

A rapier wit, her weapon of choice.

LUCKY BASTARD

Tonight, someone turned a young woman, a Jimmy Choo embedded in her carotid, into a hood ornament for the latest Ferrari in the Babylon's dealership.

And one of the big-name players in a huge poker tournament ends up dead.

Are the two deaths related?

Lucky starts making connections putting her in the crosshairs of a killer.

Her former lover, Teddie, comes back from his rock tour to deliver a bombshell.

Then life deals another major complication to her personal life...and it's not going to be pretty.

Can Lucky handle the fallout and catch a killer?

To find out, get your copy today!


READING ORDER

Wanna Get Lucky? (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 1)
Lucky Stiff (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 2)
Lucky in Love (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 1)
So Damn Lucky (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 3)
Lucky Bang (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 2)
Lucky Now and Then: Parts One and Two (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 3-4)
Lucky Bastard (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 4)
Lucky Catch (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 5)
Lucky Flash (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 5)
Lucky Break (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 6)
Lucky the Hard Way (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 7)


AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH COONTS

Why did you decide to write humor?

I'm not sure I decided to add snark to the Lucky, books, specifically to Lucky's own voice, it just happened that way. When I was a kid, my mouth always got me into trouble. Finally, I've found a way to harness the sarcasm for the Forces of Good--or at least in a way not to anger my grandmother. And when Lucky started talking to me, she had a strong dose of sass in her.

The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure series is hard to categorize. Is that by design?

When I set out to write Wanna Get Lucky?, I knew I wanted to write a romp through Las Vegas. I had the characters and the setting but no real understanding of narrative drive. So, I threw a young woman out of a tour helicopter into the middle of the Pirate Show and let the story unfold. A bit of murder to keep the plot moving, some wisecracking and Vegas mischief to make you laugh, and some romance to keep it interesting. A bit of a mash up, but it works.


PRAISE FOR Lucky Bastard

"If you're entertained by sex, innuendo and a few fantasies you'd like to see played out--and who isn't?--you ought to have Lucky and her extended Vegas family (So Damn Lucky, 2012, etc.) on speed dial." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This fast, funny, frantic Vegas-set series offers great laughs as well as compelling mystery and intriguing continuing characters. You'll want to spend more time with Lucky, the daughter of a former madam and a mobster." - RT Book Reviews

"...the talented Coonts takes the reader on another wild ride through Sin City." - Booklist

"Lucky's sass and snark make for fun reading..." - Publishers Weekly
 

About Deborah Coonts

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DEBORAH COONTS’ mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago, though she’s not totally sure—her mother can’t be trusted. But she was definitely raised in Texas on barbecue, Mexican food, and beer. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where family and friends tell her she can’t get into too much trouble. Silly people. Coonts has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager. She is the author the Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures, including Wanna Get Lucky?, Lucky Stiff, So Damn Lucky, and Lucky Bastard.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Forge Books. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Romance. Fiction
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on Mar 17 2013

If you’re entertained by sex, innuendo and a few fantasies you’d like to see played out—and who isn’t?—you ought to have Lucky and her extended Vegas family...on speed dial.

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