Local author Deborah Coonts Wanna Get Lucky? has been named a finalist in the Strong Romantic Elements category of the 2011 RITA awards, a national competition sponsored by Romance Writers of America. Winners will be anounced June 1 at RWAs national conference.
Coonts second Lucky OToole Las Vegas adventure, Lucky Stiff, was released in February. Her third installment, So Damn Lucky, is yet to come. For more information on the author, visit deborahcoonts.com.Excerpt from
“Rock Hard, Rock Long”
The music business was such a strange animal – much of it had nothing to do with the music they played. The personalities, the lifestyle, the drugs and groupies, the separation anxiety, there were countless ways they could soar so high, or, as sudden, explode like a Fourth of July firework display, with few answers.
Who could say whether they would burn out in the moment of the blast, or glitter to the ground in a slow dying decent fading in the night? How many untold bands never found their way out of the gate, super groups overwhelmed in the malaise of their own talent and ambition, or the one-hit wonders that disappeared after their day in the limelight eking out careers in perfect obscurity on the back circuit clubs and Vegas lounges?