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Divas Las Vegas

Divas Las Vegas

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What happens when you find out that Grandma's vase mistakenly sold at a yard sale is worth tens of thousands of dollars—and somebody else is about to cash in on it on Antiques Roadshow? Of course, you hop on a plane with your best friend and race off to Las Vegas to get Grandma's vase back! Filled with action and suspense, hunky blackjack dealers, divine drag

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What happens when you find out that Grandma's vase mistakenly sold at a yard sale is worth tens of thousands of dollars—and somebody else is about to cash in on it on Antiques Roadshow? Of course, you hop on a plane with your best friend and race off to Las Vegas to get Grandma's vase back! Filled with action and suspense, hunky blackjack dealers, divine drag queens, strange sex, and sex in strange places, plus a Federal agent or two, Divas Las Vegas puts the sin in Sin City. A fun, new take on the murder mystery genre, Rob Rosen's Divas Las Vegas is a hilarious, touching, and compulsively readable page turner!

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“Rob Rosen’s Divas Las Vegas is an over-the-top roller coaster ride, full of bitchy humor, cops and robbers, and fabulous costumes. Laid-off bookseller Em and his best buddy Justin set off on an epic quest into the Nevada desert in search of a truly ugly vase, a family heirloom sold at a garage sale that has been spotted on an episode of Antiques Roadshow. Along the way, they have a lot of great sex, help the FBI nab a bunch of dangerous felons, and maybe, just maybe, find true love.”
-- Neil Plakcy, author of Surfer Boys, Mahu, and Mahu Vice

“Rob Rosen rules! Divas Las Vegas is page after page of fabulous fun. It’s like Some Like It Hot, but with even more drag and glitz - a whodunit, with a very sexy dose of who-done-who. You’ll be glad that what happens in Vegas did not stay in Vegas this time. I loved it!”
-- Kemble Scott, author of the bestselling novels SoMa and The Sower

“Vegas baby Vegas! Sex Romps, Dealers, Hot Boys, Secret Agents and some Fierce No Nonsense Drag Queens set the stage after a priceless vase (pronounced VAZ-- silly discount queens - cuz it's worth a lot of dough) is lost and must be recovered at all costs. Move over David Caruso - GaySI is on the case. No matter who they have to sleep with. A Gay Day at Disney thrill ride from start to finish.”
-- ANT, Stand-Up Comic/Actor/TV Personality extraordinaire

“Rosen's cheerfully cheeky romp through the boys and beds of Las Vegas
can be summed up in just three words: fierce sexy slapstick.”
-- Richard Labonte, author of Daddies and Best Gay Erotica

“What could be more fun than a trip to Las Vegas with your gay best friend? Justin and Em go to search for an antique heirloom vase, but take plenty of wacky detours on their way to find it. Rob Rosen’s Divas Las Vegas is a thrill ride of classic camp comedy that gets even crazier when “real girl” friend Glenda comes down from San Francisco to join the guys. From time to time Rosen lets Em talk directly to the reader, giving us a travelogue of sex in high- (and low-) end resort casinos. Throw a Patsy Cline impersonator into the mix with all the murder, thievery and mayhem and you have so many outlandish situations that it makes me wish I’d written this book myself.”
-- Mark Abramson, author of the Beach Reading series

“I’ve been enjoying Rob Rosen’s work for years and now I’m outing myself, because in
his new novel he pulls it all together. Divas Las Vegas has charm, fun, sparkle, wit, memorable characters, a not to miss gay tour guide of Sin City, and a pretty good mystery story. Oh, I forgot. There’s Jimmy Choo shoes, too!”
-- Felice Picano, author of The Book of Lies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573443692
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.97(d)

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Meet the Author


ROB ROSEN is the author of Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love and has contributed to over sixty anthologies including Cleis Press's Truckers, Best Gay Romance, Best Gay Romance 2008, Best Gay Romance 2009, Best Gay Erotica 2009, Hard Hats, Backdraft, Surfer Boys, and Bears. His erotica is often found in MEN and Freshmen magazines. He has a popular website, therobrosen.com, and resides in San Francisco with his husband, Kenny.

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Divas Las Vegas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny.Campy.Fun.Arousing. This book brought back good and fun memories of my own trip to Vegas. After losing the best job he has ever had, Em sees his mother's vase on the 'Antiques Roadshow', and it's worth a lot of money! He and his friend Justin take a trip to Las Vegas to retrieve the vase, but find hot, erotic sex with Middle Eastern bar tenders, murder, and their love for gambling distracting. An added bonus is that their alternate personalities, Marilyn and Tabitha get to come out and play, when they are followed by a black Mercedes, up and down the Strip. They'll befriend a smelly smoker, cab driver Earl, and when they get in over their heads, Em's friend Glenda joins them in Vegas. With the help of self medication and regular drinking, with the occasional grope here and there, Em and his friend may just survive the unforgiving Sin City's desert and make nice with the Emperor of Rome, Caesar. There is an exciting and highly stimulating scene at a restaurant involving Land-O-Lakes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bill (aka "Em", as in "Auntie ...") and Justin are two 20-something gay best friends from San Francisco, who descend into the craziness of COMEX-week in Las Vegas, supposedly on a mission to locate the valuable vase that had belonged to Em's mother, but was shown appraised on an episode of "Antique Roadshow" taped in that city. Of course, with Justin along, the focus soon shifts to men, drinking, men, gambling, men, partying and men, and Em knows Jason well enough to hold on and enjoy the resulting insanity. The duo (along with their friend Glenda, whom they invite along for the fun) have madcap adventures with Jason's boyhood ex-lover, a Patsy Cline imitator, a lecherous motel owner, double dating possible murderers while in drag, and find themselves helping to solve an FBI investigation into organized crime. Although the author has had over sixty short stories published in various anthologies, this is just his second novel, after 2001's "Sparkle," which was a delightful, witty and original romp. "Divas Las Vegas" is in the same vein, and likely even better, keeping the reader rolling with laughter as our campy duo gets into one imaginative situation after another. This is almost two books in one, as the author also gives some rather spot-on advice about places to see (and places to avoid) in Las Vegas. Secrets may be welcome to stay in Las Vegas, but clearly many of its residents were happy to see Em and Jason go back home to San Francisco! A rollicking, roller coaster of a read, sure to keep you smiling. Five stars out of five, on your fun reading slot machine! - Bob Lind, Echo Magazine