As spring arrives in Las Vegas, along with income tax and pollen, count your blessings. As my Mom always says, “It’s better to be pulling up weeds than pushing them up.” As we shake off the doldrums of a rough winter where it almost froze a couple of times, and we’ve had possibly a half-inch of rain in the last four months. Today is Friday as the locals brace themselves for another onslaught of tourists for the next couple of days. All I can say is bring money and beware of the tall big-haired brunette waiting to put her hand in your wallet as you were hoping it would go somewhere else!
Foxy is a serious Texas Hold-‘Em player intent on keeping her diamond tier status at the strip casinos even after the ravages of COVID closed up everything. Sin City is starting to finally open up as we await the arrival of the BA.2 variant. Casinos away from the Strip are known as “locals” casinos and cater to the normal work-a-day crowd, not the frenzied out of towners who hope to smash two weeks of vacation into a single weekend.
But we do love you when you wave your unmelted credit card at all our cashiers. Speaking of money, the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is out of sight this year, with price increases everywhere. McDonalds is reporting a 7% year-over-year loss which is hard to believe if you’ve ever gotten stuck in the drive-through lane to get a cup of coffee.
Prices at some restaurants are up fifty percent from pre-COVID. Where are the $2.99 steak and eggs of my youth? Virtually all the buffets are still closed for those of you who like to graze. We always liked the hotel breakfast buffets after a house party. For a reasonable price, we could spend the morning talking with fellow perverts about last night’s activities without being thrown out by management for taking up table space and being inappropriately dressed.
I’ve pulled my House Party series out of Amazon Kindle Unlimited (KU) and published it wide at Kinky Literature, SmashWords, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and SCRIBD. There are currently four books in the series, and House Party 2 will be released later this month, with the rest following sequentially.
When you self-publish, there is Amazon and everyone else. Unfortunately, KU doesn’t allow you to publish with anyone else, so you have to decide what market you want to try. I’ve been happy with KU, but that keeps the story out of Apple iBooks where a lot of my sales come from. The House Party series is also available in paperback for those who like to hold something while reading.
House Party is available at the following links:
Kinky Literature – http://www.kinkyliterature.com/book/4593-house-party/
SmashWords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1138338
Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940165819155