“King of the Strip”
In the 1970s and thru the mid-1980s, the Chicago Outfit was the dominant organized crime family in Las Vegas, with business interests in several casinos. During those years the Outfit and its colleagues in Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Cleveland were using Sin City as a cash cow. Commonly referred to as the “skim,” unreported revenue from certain casinos was making its way out of Vegas by the bag full and ending up in the coffers of the crime bosses in those four… Continue
Added by Dennis N. Griffin on February 28, 2008 at 6:53am —
I've added a promo video on YouTube. You can check it out at:
Added by Dennis N. Griffin on February 28, 2008 at 6:30am —
Liven up your long winter nights with some sizzling new reads! Our latest features: a compelling crime thriller with a political twist, an opulent tale of forbidden romance, and a spiritual balm for wounded souls everywhere...
Visit us today and enjoy:
In Pursuit Of The Enemy (A.C. Ellis) - 4 Stars!
Out Of Her League (Delores Airey) - 4 Stars!
Love’s Secret (Annie Lawrence) - 5 Stars!
Show 'Em Some… Continue
Added by Apex Reviews on February 27, 2008 at 3:04pm —
Return of the Sword, An Anthology of Heroic Adventure
is almost here! Mark your calendars for March. 15th so you can be one of the first to get your copy.
And while you're waiting, stop by and read the lastest issue of Flashing Swords
Added by Jean Lauzier on February 27, 2008 at 8:07am —
Hi My TPL Family,
My publisher Mad Jock is having a poetry competition.
Entry costs £9.99 and you can submit max 2 poems of no more than 25 lines each any subject and genre.
Please visit for more details, it will be well worth it.
All entries get published in an anthology with one runner up prize of £50 and the overall winner gets £100 and their own book of poetry published free of… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on February 26, 2008 at 4:30pm —
I'm already thinking about my next collection of poetry and here is a sure fire candidate for inclusion in it. I wrote this last night @ Flirtease after sampling one of their exquisite desserts.
I would hope to see some of you down there on Monday 10th March for the next instalment of I:Poet meets OD:Poetic - The Features and Spoken Word Open Mic event for North West London. Spread the word and you know where you heard it first!
If their desserts make me write this... I… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on February 26, 2008 at 4:29pm —
The curve of your lips
Catches my eye
So I wonder
If I can keep that curve alive
So it matches
The beautiful arch of your back
The roundness of your behind
The beautiful line of your smile.
© 19th October 2007 Written by Angee Edgar All Rights Reserved
If you like what you read, please consider purchasing INSPIRED, my first book of poetry available from… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on February 26, 2008 at 4:27pm —
I found this site last year and submitted a poem in the hope it could help someone who was a survivor of rape or sexual abuse. In INSPIRED my first book of poetry I have dedicated 'Stealing MyThunder' (which can also be found on this website as the first post in the supporters section - it was created as a result of my sending it to David.) There are all these amazing people who are not victims anymore but survivors born anew. My wish is that this poem can… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on February 26, 2008 at 4:00pm —
FORBIDDEN, My Muse
I see him often at Midnight. Does he know? The way he moves is so sensual, and serene at the same time. To know even the slightest touch from his warm fingers, would be so erotic against my heated skin. Does he know? Does he sense me in the shadows? Does he smell my perfume, dream of my sweet full lips? I dream of his lips,… Continue
Added by Mary J. Dressel on February 25, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Added by Marlive on February 25, 2008 at 11:34am —
After months of writing, poem selection, editing, planning… tonight was going to be the night all my hard work would come together and I would share the fruition of my labour in the form of… INSPIRED, my first book of poetry and to make it all the more worthwhile the joint opening night of a new fortnightly spoken word event for West London that I would be co-hosting with Mz Blu of Hot96.3 FM (www.hot96.co.uk) called I:Poet ( the features) and OD:Poetic ( the Open Mic).
The 3 weeks… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on February 24, 2008 at 4:42pm —
The Power of Persuasion is now available online, please check it out:
If you view the preview of the book, you will see the first page of Chapter One on page 3 of the preview.
These are some of the comments I have received about the opening three and a half chapters (approx 6,500… Continue
Added by Shelagh Watkins on February 24, 2008 at 2:05am —
My kids were playing this game a couple of weeks ago online. You, the player had to help this cat that had a bow and arrow hit a target. And to make it interesting and comedic, A rope from the end of the arrow was attached to the cat's tail. Of course theres and obsticle course you had to direct the cat and arrow around. We nearly died laughing as the cat bounced around after the launch of the arrow. The scoring was similar to golf in that actually hitting the bull's eye in one shot was a whole… Continue
Added by DEBORAH THOMAS on February 23, 2008 at 12:30pm —
A Word or Two,
From Me To You
Here's the Link: http://peggyeldridgelove.blogspot.com/
And please leave a comment.
Love & Peace,
This Far by Faith Anthology
Stories of Hope and Victory through Jesus Christ
ISBN: ISBN #: 0-9728850-5-6
Available for Pre-order $15 (*free shipping til 02/17/08)
Sacrifices In The Name of Love
What sacrifices could you make for… Continue
Added by Vanessa A. Johnson on February 22, 2008 at 8:44pm —
Who am I
I'm the one you tease
Cause I'm different
I'm te one you bother
Cause I'm just there
I'm the mat you step on
I'm the rock you kick around
And you think you can control me
Like I'm the clay and you're the sculptor
Like I'm the robot and you press my buttons
But you can't control me
I may be nothing as you say
But your words don't mean jack to me
I am somebody
sooner or later you'll see me on the street
Added by Fabiola Sully aka mysticpoet on February 22, 2008 at 5:50pm —
I'm teaching a creative writing basics class beginning next week. As I was doing research for writing contests, etc, I came across Bebo, and thought about checking it out. But, that means I have to join another networking site, like I don't have enough going on now. I write stuff on www.triond.com
which is like Helium, and don't want another one of those. Sooo, I'm asking if anyone is on Helium
Added by Mary J. Dressel on February 22, 2008 at 4:34pm —
Savannah, Ga., USA––The young adult novel, Blood Kin A Savannah Story
written by Robert T.S. Mickles and featuring a foreword by Aberjhani, debuted at number four on ESSENCE Magazine’s Best Seller Book List for paperback fiction in the March 2008 “Hollywood Issue” of the publication.
A taxi driver and native of Savannah, Georgia, Mickles said his surprise… Continue
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on February 22, 2008 at 8:34am —
Life has become a well worn rut
joy would help me rise above
they say joy comes in the morning
but I sure could use some now
peace I say to the chaos in my head
nobody knows the trouble I've caused
I can't turn back now
take away this cup
give me strength
to grasp what I long for
my spirit hopes
my body weary
joy would see me through
they say joy comes in the morning
but I sure… Continue
Added by Evelyn on February 21, 2008 at 6:24am —
Hope to Hang on to
I've heard tell that January's gray days
bring about great sadness and depression
Northern winter skies dawn harsh and cold
bidding you remain beneath the blanket
obligations beckon you to meet the mule
Mama always said there'd be gray days
don't want to go on living days
wish I were in someone else's shoes days
but what if we had hope to hang on to?
Hope of a better tomorrow
Hope for just a little less… Continue
Added by Evelyn on February 21, 2008 at 6:23am —
hello everyone. I am a new author, meaning my debut book is finally out and available in stores. I'm estatic about it and now I'm looking to start promoting. And i'm petrified.
my book is The Brekleby Press. it involves a new reporter named natalie who applies for a job of reporter in this publishing company. Thinking it's an ordinary publishing house with ordinary reporting, Natalie soon discovers that it's anything but that. Not the glamor or the glory but something that's tangible… Continue
Added by DEBORAH THOMAS on February 16, 2008 at 8:06pm —