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Getting off on Frank Sinatra
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Getting off on Frank Sinatra: A Copper Black Mystery

A scorching Las Vegas summer is about to get even hotter.

Aspiring journalist Copper Black has just found out that her boyfriend is responsible for his not-quite-ex-wife’s pregnancy. An unexpected house-sitting job at a notorious Las Vegas “party house” should provide not only a pool with a swim-up bar but also much-needed distraction.

While researching a story about an exclusive private school, Copper accidentally discovers the dead body of the school’s beloved founder. Now involved in a high-profile murder investigation, Copper turns to her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is overseeing the construction of a center for the homeless. A Paiute medicine man claims the site is a sacred burial ground, attracting hordes of protesters.

As she tries to solve the murder, help her brother, advance her career, and sort out her love life, Copper stirs up a world of trouble. Her escapades as she evades a sociopath, a disturbed cowgirl, and a suspicious homicide detective make Megan Edwards’ rousing debut novel Getting Off on Frank Sinatra a nonstop roller coaster of a read.

“From its sly title to its high-energy ending, Getting off on Frank Sinatra is a delightful romp rooted in Las Vegas’ intoxicating history. In this sunny crime drama, Edwards captures the fun of residing in the nation’s most improbable small town.”

— Laura McBride, author of We Are Called To Rise

“Megan Edwards views her adopted city with a journalist’s eye and an insider’s understanding of what makes us tick.”

— Brian Rouff, Author of Money Shot

“Megan Edwards spins a brilliant tale filled with sharp humor and characters who will lead you on a quintessential Vegas adventure. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

— Oksana Marafioti Author of American Gypsy: A Memoir

“A fun Las Vegas ride!”

— Doug Elfman, Author/Journalist, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Roads from the Ashes: An Odyssey in Real Life on the Virtual Frontier

Roads from the Ashes
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“This is a book to stir dreams of distant places, a remarkable journey down unknown roads of travel and self-exploration. Edwards relates the stories of their American adventures and misadventures in the compelling style of a novelist, with humor, drama and brilliant imagery… A journey worth taking.”

—Al Martinez, Los Angeles Times

“Edwards is a fine, unpretentious writer with a journalist’s nose for a good story. An inspiration…”

Chicago Tribune

“From the mountains to Manhattan, this tapestry of life on the road weaves the best of travel, technology, survival skills, and relationships into an engaging work of art.

Library Journal

Caution: Funny Signs Ahead

Caution: Funny Signs Ahead
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Caution: Funny Signs Ahead is an extensive collection of bizarre, humorous, and otherwise visually-arresting signs rounded up for your enjoyment. This roadie’s personal favorites include ‘No Smoking on Campus Prohibited’ and ‘Brakeless Trucks Use Freeway’”

—Drew Knowles, author of Route 66 Adventure Handbook

“Fun signs from the side of the road, shop fronts and those wonderfully-American boards where they can change the message every day. From the rude through unthinking juxtapositions to the plain unfathomable, this is a great read and an even better gift.

—Peter Thody, Leeds, UK

“If you like roadside double entendres…You’ll definitely enjoy Caution: Funny Signs Ahead. My favorite is the motel in South Dakota that proudly advertises, “Imaginary Friends Stay Free.”

—Eric Peterson, author of Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A