Casino Queen (Night Hawk Casino Series) by Cara Bertoia
About Casino Queen
Casino Queen (Night Hawk Casino Series) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Setting - California Wild Rose Press (March 16, 2022) Paperback : 260 pages ISBN-10 : 1509240918 ISBN-13 : 978-1509240913 Digital ASIN : B09PJWMG9Z
Caroline Popov, alone, heartbroken, and deeply in debt ends up in glamorous Palm Springs, California where Native casinos have just opened, offering employment to thousands. She lands a job at the Palm Oasis Casino where she is mentored by the charismatic tribal chairman, John Tovar.
Embraced by casino culture, Caroline works her way up to casino manager of the Night Hawk, in the High Desert of Southern California. There, she is responsible for managing multicultural team members, satisfying the demands of often unique guests, and growing revenue while rooting out corruption.
In the process of rediscovering her inner strength, she learns, you have to gamble like your life depends on it. Because it often does.
About Cara Bertoia
Growing up in a strait-laced Southern family, I was always fascinated with casinos. In my twenties on a summer hiatus from teaching in North Carolina, I drove to California and became a dealer at Caesars in Lake Tahoe. Well, I can tell you that after teaching high school, handling an unruly gambler was a piece of cake. My mother highly disapproved of my working in a casino, "a place so bad it has 'sin' in the middle."
Eventually, I succumbed to pressure from the family and returned east to take a high-tech job in Boston. I also began working on my MFA in writing at Emerson. I wanted to write the first realistic novel about casino life from the perspective of an experienced table games dealer. I am always amazed that normal and sometimes quite intelligent players become absolutely clueless in the casino. They repeat superstitious nonsense and no amount of logic can change their position, maybe my novel will.
While in Boston I was offered the opportunity to join Princess Cruises as a croupier. Jumping at the chance, I spent the next five years circling the globe. Sometimes life exceeds your dreams. I was awed by the wonders of Venice, the fjords of Norway, and the Northern Lights in Leningrad.
I returned from ships with a very special souvenir, my Scottish husband Ray. We went to work at the Spa Casino in Palm Springs. We now live in Hollywood, Florida, where I write about my casino years while wistfully gazing out at the ocean.Author Links Cara Bertoia’s Blog Twitter Cara Bertoia – Author (godaddysites.com) Cara Bertoia (@carabertoia) • Instagram photos and videos Facebook TikTok: tiktok.com/@carabertoia Goodeads Cara Bertoia BookBub Cara Bertoia Purchase Links Amazon - Barnes and Noble TOUR PARTICIPANTS March 7 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST March 7 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT March 8 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT March 9 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT March 9 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT March 10 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST March 11 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT March 11 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT WITH RECIPE March 11 – Girl with Pen – SPOTLIGHT March 12 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST March 13 – Diane Reviews Books - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST March 14 – I Read What You Write – CHARACTER GUEST POST March 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST March 16 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT March 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW March 18 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT March 19 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT March 20 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT a Rafflecopter giveaway Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners