|Carla Ledbetter writes as C. D. Ledbetter
Publisher: DLSIJ Press (they publish
novels written by women!)
Two previously published novels
Breaking the Chain
Contributing author to 3 short story anthologies:
Third novel, JINGLE OF COINS
is scheduled to be released by DLSIJ Press in e-book format, then hopefully
in trade size paperback format.
I am married, 28 years. One child, one dog, two
cats! And, at age 50, I am fulfilling a promise I made to myself
30 years ago--to finish my college degree. My only child graduated
from college 1 year ago, and the next month, I became a full-time
college student! Thus far, I have managed a 4.0 GPA, with a
full-time class load. My degree will be in Rhetoric, with a
minor in English.
I am currently working on my fifth novel,
which will be another suspense romantic suspense story.
My hobbies are stained glass painting, reading, traveling to plantation
homes in Louisiana, and gathering information on customs and cultures
of Louisiana natives.
I am also attaching, for you, as a thank-you
for all you have done for me, a copy of Jingle of Coins, which will
go on sale next week! It is a PDF file, and you need to read
it in Adobe Acrobat. If you need a different file type, please let
me know! It is, of course, free of charge.
As I stated before, Jingle of Coins is
about a woman who discovers, to her amazement, that she has the ability
to walk into any casino and tell which slot machine is going to pay
out. (I did lots of research for this book and can verify that, unfortunately,
I DO NOT have her ability **GRIN**)
After verifying that she does, indeed,
have this "talent" Emily decides to move to Vegas to capitalize on
her ability before it disappears. On paper, her plan looked
terrific -- move to Vegas, hit a slot machine jackpot in every single
casino, then leave. In actuality, however, what she got was:
- a dead neighbor on her doorstep
- an attraction to a man she's not quite sure
she can trust
- involvement in a Secret Service investigation
- a contract put out on her life
Emily's determination to see her plan through
and win the biggest slot machine jackpot ever offered takes her down
a path with only two possible outcomes: more money that she
ever dreamed possible, or death by a hit man's bullet!
Thank you again for all you have done for
me. the url for my publisher's announcement for Jingle of Coins