Fern Michaels CD Collection 3: Vegas Rich, Vegas Heat, and Vegas Sunrise

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Vegas Rich:
When Sallie Coleman abandons Texas to follow her dreams in Vegas, she never imagines she’ll win so soon—and so big. But a stroke of luck makes her the richest, most powerful businesswoman in Nevada, and in no time at all her transformation is complete—when she marries Philip Thornton and becomes Vegas’s most elegant first lady.

Like her future mother-in-law before her, Pennsylvania beauty Fanny Logan makes her fortune in Vegas, ...

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Vegas Rich:
When Sallie Coleman abandons Texas to follow her dreams in Vegas, she never imagines she’ll win so soon—and so big. But a stroke of luck makes her the richest, most powerful businesswoman in Nevada, and in no time at all her transformation is complete—when she marries Philip Thornton and becomes Vegas’s most elegant first lady.

Like her future mother-in-law before her, Pennsylvania beauty Fanny Logan makes her fortune in Vegas, building one of the city’s most successful clothing empires. Her wedding to Ash Thornton, the visionary behind the magnificent Babylon casino, is like a happy ending to their fairytale lives. But Ash’s greatest triumph may be his ultimate downfall…

While Ash lives the good life, his brother Simon trudges through the battlefields of war and the trenches of Wall Street searching for meaning…Happiness doesn’t come until he returns to Vegas and finds love at last with the wife of his fiercest rival…

Vegas Heat:
Vegas Heat is the story of the Thornton dynasty…of Fanny Thornton, who takes over Babylon, the family’s magnificent Las Vegas casino, when her ex-husband Ash falls desperately ill…of Fanny’s twin sons, Sage and Birch, one content in his conventional life, while the other’s search for happiness leads to tragedy—and renewed hope…of Fanny’s daughter Sunny, betrayed by her husband, fighting a battle no woman should ever have to face…of her daughter Billie, whose devotion to the Thorntons’ children’s clothing empire has kept her from finding love. It is also the story of Fanny’s search for her own roots…her relationship with enigmatic businessman Marcus Reed—and the poignant, powerful quest for acceptance that drives the members of these two unforgettable families…

Vegas Sunrise:
Fanny Thornton Reed, proud matriarch of the Thornton dynasty, chooses her first husband’s illegitimate son Jeff to run Babylon, her family’s successful Las Vegas casino. For Jeff, this is a chance of a lifetime. For Fanny, it is a decision she will come to regret as it turns her children against each other. For the rightful Thornton heirs, it is their worst nightmare come true. Will jealousy and betrayal tear them apart once and for all—or will perseverance and love salvage the Thornton dream?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441878649
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 1/29/2011
  • Series: Vegas Series , #0
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged, 9 CDs, 9 hrs.
  • Sales rank: 652,378
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Fern Michaels

FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood series, Mr. and Miss Anonymous, Up Close and Personal, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is apassionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret.

Biography

Born Mary Ruth Kuczkir in Hastings, Pennsylvania, Fern Michaels was married and the mother of five before she embarked on her long, successful writing career – a career that began with something midway between a challenge and a command. When her youngest child went off to kindergarten, Michaels's husband imperiously ordered her (in just so many words) to get off her ass and get a job. Long years in the domestic trenches had left her short on marketable skills, so she decided trade off her lifelong love of reading and write a book. Just like that. The domineering, unsupportive husband is history. And Michaels has gone on to pen bestselling romance after bestselling romance. Just like that..

With typical modesty, Michaels does not claim to be a great writer; however, she admits proudly to being a born storyteller. Her bulging bookshelf proves she is all over the map, producing with equal facility hot historicals, lighthearted contemporary capers, adrenaline-laced thrillers, and heartwarming tales of family and friendship. She is especially adept at writing stories about women who prevail in hard times – a reflection, perhaps, of her own struggles in her marriage and early career.

Raised to believe that the fortunate in life have an obligation to give back, Michaels devotes a lot of time to philanthropic concerns. She has established a foundation that grants four-year scholarships to needy students and has set up pre-schools and daycare centers for single mothers. She is also an avid animal lover and has been known to own as many as five dogs at a time.

In 1993, Michaels picked up stakes and moved from her home in New Jersey to a 300-year-old plantation house in Charleston, South Carolina. She and the dogs share the house amicably with a friendly ghost whom Fern has dubbed Mary Margaret. In addition to stopping clocks and moving pillows from room to room, Mary Margaret has been known to occasionally leave flowers on Michaels's nightstand!

Good To Know

Michaels confesses in our interview: "I'm a junk food junkie and a chocoholic. My desk drawers have more junk food in them than paper and pens. I chomp and chew all day long. At night I get up and eat Marshmallow Fluff right out of the jar. In between eating, I write."

Her first "sort of, kind of job" was in market research. Michaels recounts the gig's low-point in our interview: "I had a partner and we were testing a new pressurized drain cleaner. All you had to do was put this can in the drain, squeeze and supposedly the drain would open right up. It did, all right.

"The whole wall collapsed, and stuff that was in there for a hundred years flew everywhere. The lady didn't tell us the drain backed up to her kitchen drain and disposal. The company didn't care that we smelled like a sewer or that our clothes were ruined. The lady got a new bathroom, and we both got fired."

Michaels reveals some of her sources of inspiration: "Inspiration comes from everywhere. The title for Finders Keepers came from a cartoon with two chipmunks that my grandson was watching. I had a title but no story. I finally came up with one to fit that wonderful title.

"Names for characters sometime come from television. I had a character named Metaxis which is odd to begin with. There is a news anchor on T.V. who has that same last name. Sometimes it will just be a word someone says in passing, something I read or saw. There's no rhyme or reason to it. It's almost like, okay, I need something here, stay alert and it will happen."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Kuczkir
    2. Hometown:
      Summerville, South Carolina
    1. Education:
      High School

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