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Brian Rouff
Brian Rouff

Brian Rouff's Las Vegas novel "Money Shot" has been awarded First Runner-up in the General Fiction category by Writer's Notes Magazine.

MONEY SHOT

By: Brian Rouff

 

Double Down Winner!

 

Clever!  Witty! Entertaining!

The catchwords for Brian Rouff’s “DICE ANGEL

go double for his new novel, MONEY SHOT.”

 

Advertising account executive, Alan Nichols, has just hit the

big one in Vegas. Not on the Strip, not on a Mega-Bucks slot on Fremont, not in any of the casinos lining the highways and byways bordering the various communities that make up one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Nope, Alan stopped for a Big Fizz—lousy soft drink, but heavy on the carbonation and always good for a burp to settle the stomach after a lousy, boring meeting. He promptly tosses the “You Win” bottle cap on the floor of his car.

 

The bottle cap remains there until he gives, Jason, a co-worker, a ride, and discovers he has won the spot as half time entertainment in Big Fizz’s million dollar promotion at the NCAA Western Region Championship Game in Phoenix. 

 

A million dollars! All he has to do is sink a basket, in one shot, from the three point line. Sure, a middle aged, five-foot nine, Jewish account exec, who hasn’t touched a basketball since high school, whose idea of a good workout is dragging his reluctant, ancient dog on a five-minute daily walk. No problem. Money’s in the bank.

 

Alan decides to give it his best and goes to his boss to request vacation time to “work on his game.” Twelve years of loyal service is rewarded with a resounding “no.” Well, he has some vacation and final pay coming and Big Fizz is paying fifty thousand as consolation if he misses. Alan walks out and heads for the community rec center to practice. There he meets Angela, an out of work nurse, ex-college basketball star, and hires her as his couch.

 

He’s keeping secrets from his wife and life partner, Pam. His daughter, Amy, is dragging him through the horrors of a mall shopping-for-sports-fashions trip. His co-worker Jason has him bungee jumping to allay fears and build confidence. Angela, his new coach, isworking him hard—but is it hard enough?

 

Another cleverly written, tight paced, humorous, insiders look at Las Vegas and its unique lifestyle, with those little literary tidbits that move Brian Rouff’s work into the excellent read category. Brian Rouff’s  MONEY SHOTis a pick it up, can’t put it down, any readers delight.

 

Reviewed by Charlene Austin

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Ever wanted to run away with the carnival? Share the adventure in the primere tour of Book one of the Carnival Soul Trilogy: Dream Pictures:
 
Solomon and Leon Cavanaugh, two starring attractions of a carnival oddities show, interrupt a nefarious plot to wipe out the Weston family. Willing to do anything within or outside the law to protect the tiny survivor who climbs from the bullet ridden car, her unsusual rescuers hide Jaime Weston in the closed world of the carny as Leon's niece, Jacey Travis. But, will all their precautions be enough or will Jaime's survival, and theirs, depend on her own unusual gifts?
 
It's Alive on the Inside!!
 
 
 
 
 

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