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The eBook, Trouble in Paradise, a new eNovel, has a contemporary FEMININE LEAD character! For our Latino/a friends there are passages in Spanish. Vets will appreciate the protagonist's bodyguard and limo driver... a Medal of Honor recipient... decorated personally by President G. W. Bush. Hardly anyone is left out. Where is Paradise, you ask? It's Vegas, baby!
Full length... 31 chapters, 325 pages/100 kwds w/intro, front & back matter, epilogue(poetic), acknowl and even a BACK CHANNEL to LIT DOT ORG.
It's fast paced as Charna Miller, the feature-writing, cancer-surviving journalist must keep a step ahead of the surreptitious alien infiltration of major multimedia organizations worldwide. When you reach the ending you'll be saying, "Boy, I sure didn't see THAT coming!"
List of Main Characters:
Charna Miller -- protagonist, cancer survivor and celebrity columnist -- Known for, "The best answer to a complex problem is usually the simplest."
Chandra Harris -- twin of Charna, married, homebody -- Known for, "Don't confuse me with facts -- my mind is already made up."
Sibling -- Enzo Davilani -- eldest son and step-brother to Christina -- Died in prison, but before the story opens.
Sibling -- Carla Rossi -- the troubled sis, eldest daughter and step-sister to Christina -- There are pictures of Carla that you won't find on your dentist's magazine rack.
Sibling -- Marco Miller -- troubled young son and step-brother to Christina -- Known for, "Go to hell!"
Sibling -- Christina Miller -- youngest daughter and step-sister to the other five -- Known for, "Shut up, bitch!"
Milo Harris -- Chandra's spouse and I.T. professional --Known for being the salt of the earth.
Michael Rossi -- Carla's spouse, carouser and small-time sex trafficker -- Known for needing a defense lawyer.
Dave Swearingen -- Charna's fiancé and ad salesman at Charna's paper -- "Apparently I was just too dumb."
Clark (Who?) -- Charna's one-time office mate and would-be best man at the wedding -- "Clark from work," Chandra mused. "Very unusual last name ~ from work. Is it hyphenated? In German the 'von' is usually not capitalized. Is it the same with 'from Work'?"
Chuck and Linda Darnell -- Charna's most valuable helpmates. "Objection," Chuck returned with an overhead smash. "Answered with clairvoyance. Thomas, you're the new questioner."
Thomas St. Thomas -- limo driver, bodyguard and Medal of Honor Awardee for service in Afghanistan -- "The point is, you'll need to test your strength 'long about now. All battles end, Miss Charna, but some wars never do, particularly the wars fought on the inside. It's mission critical right now. I carried the lifeless bodies of my comrades over some of the world's most hostile terrain. The roads get longer, the gear heavier, and the hills suddenly much, much steeper."
Nick Papageorge -- P.I.-- "You're working with aliens," Nick said. Charna just looked up and grinned. "I said you're working with aliens."
"I heard you. I just don't believe it."
Ed Marron -- Editor in Chief -- "The chief's large frame came into contact with the table top just briefly, setting a pitcher of ice water clinking and sloshing about. Then pausing to pour himself a glass, the chief offered Charna the same, but she declined. 'This is our moment in time, Charna dear, and we'll be working our side of the street -- not theirs. Classic Einstein is their side of the street. This and a hundred more items could be added and all would represent their side -- not ours'."
"I think I'll take that glass of water, Chief -- if you don't mind."
Mae Dobbs -- London Tabloid Reporter -- "Quite right, dearie. Retired and now living here in the colonies. Sounds quaint to an American, I'm sure, but you're still called Yanks back home. Isn't that a hoot?"
"Yes, it certainly is ...a hoot."
Gay Goldman -- Owner-operator of Goldman Enterprises and the employer of Thomas St. Thomas as driver and bodyguard for protagonist Charna --
"My dear Mis-s Miller," said a willowy, green-haired young man with bangs that angled over one eye. "Bizarre is only the beginning here at Gay Goldman's-s. The Gay does s-stand for Gaylord, but there's always-s the double entendre to consider."
"Really?" Charna replied. "I would never have guessed."
Zach Poindexter -- Attorney to the stars -- "Even if everything goes my way I'll lose my job, my credibility, my respected status as a cancer survivor -- everything I've worked for my whole life. This can't be the way it works."
"It's exactly the way it works, Charna," Zach replied.
Jeremy Towne -- Attorney for the defendant -- "The judge can decide that. Besides, it would seem that your own interests would benefit the most, Miss Miller, from a lax defense, if that's what worries you."
"It doesn't worry me personally. But I've covered trials. I've covered all kinds of defenses and I take umbrage at your attempt to dominate the conversation through intimidating surroundings and a servile attitude. I've seen it all, Mr. Towne. You're not dealing with an amateur."
Chase Malone -- Charna's BFF and feminine editor for Chicago's largest daily -- "Say all you want about New York, but Chicago's a wonderful town and Charna Miller would be a great addition to the 'City with Broad Shoulders'."
"I know the city well, Chase, and thank you ever so much. Let me know, would you? I really need this. I'll owe you one."
Jonesey -- Limo detailer extraordinaire -- "Great job, Jonesy," Thomas said. "Maybe a little more lavender in back."
"Ah, the lady likes that lavender, don't she?"
And many, many more.
Read the first five chapters FREE right on your laptop or phone — no obligation. It's DRM-free, which means that you can share your purchased copy UNLIMITED, and your shared copy can also be shared.
Only $3.82 — reduced from $9.99!
But there's more ~ the app downloaded for your phone/iPhone comes PRE-LOADED with the eBook. Try the NITE-LITE feature with black screen and white lettering.
Here's another goodie ~ The CHAPTER HEADINGS are in orange outlined in red (sometimes pink for our cancer survivors) — same with the DROP CAPS. The color pops, which is something you'll never see on a Kindle Paperwhite.
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Thank you, thank you and Happy Reading!