Focus Lost By Doug Cooper – Take A Bite

Focus Lost By Doug Cooper – Take A Bite

The line between passion and obsession runs through us all.

Levi Combs never planned to rocket to stardom.

Eva Florez knew he would the moment she saw him.

Gabe Adams didn’t want anything to do with celebrities.

But after Gabe’s sister sells his photos of Levi with a young starlet to a tabloid website, their lives become intertwined forever, bound by rage and retribution.

Blending the nuance and insight of literary fiction with the big-screen magic of a Hollywood thriller, Focus Lost whisks readers into a world of temptation, indulgence, and revenge, daring them to take a bite of the forbidden fruit.

Focus Lost By Doug Cooper – Take A Bite

Focus Lost Book Trailer – Release Date April 16, 2019

Doug’s new literary thriller from Rare Bird Books available for pre-order wherever books are sold and to be released on April 16, 2019. Passion becomes obsession for a nature photographer, a famous actor, and his agent in modern-day Los Angeles after the photographer inadvertently captures pictures of the actor with an underage starlet. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Visit Vegas – The Investment Club

Visit Vegas – The Investment Club

  • 2017 Silver Medalist for Best West-Mountain Regional Novel
  • Winner of the 2017 International Book Award for Best Literary Fiction
  • Finalist for Best NewFiction at the Best Book Awards

  • Finalist for the Red City Review Best Literary Fiction Award

  • Forty million people visit Vegas every year but most never get past the strip. What about the people who live there? What brought them there? What keeps them there?

    Told from the perspective of a seasoned blackjack dealer, The Investment Club tells the stories of a self-destructive, dwarf entrepreneur, a drug-addicted musical performer-turned-stripper, a retired, widowed New Jersey policeman, a bereaved, divorced female sportscaster, and a card-counting, former Catholic priest before and after their fateful meeting at the El Cortez Casino in downtown Vegas.

    As the five learn the greatest return comes from investing in one another, their lives stabilize and take on new, positive directions. But their love and support for each other can take them only so far before they must determine the meaning and value of their own lives.

    The Investment Club Wins An Ippy!

    The Investment Club Wins An Ippy!

    The Investment Club won a silver medal for best regional fiction in the West – Mountain category in the 21st annual Independent Book Publisher awards announced on Wednesday, April 13th. The IPPY Awards were launched in 1996 and are conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, offering an alternative to “the big five” conglomerated media publishers. These small presses, university presses, and self-publishing services give experimental and entrepreneurial authors a platform.

    Out of the 5,000 total entries, 419 medals went to books from 43 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 15 countries overseas (led by Australia with 18 medalists). All of the medal-winning books will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 30th, from 6:00-9:30 pm at the 21st Annual IPPY Awards in New York City at the Copacabana (268 W 47th St).


    Connections Rule

    Oh we think we’re so smart. We make so many choices in the course of our days. The positive is the product of our good decisions, and the negative, the result of the bad. But it’s the uncontrollable flow of energy that guides, attracts, and repels us from and to each other to learn what is in us all along.

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