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4 a.m. in Las Vegas

4 a.m. in Las Vegas
  • Author(s): Michelle Jackson
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s Halloween in Las Vegas and things are crazier than normal for Connie the wedding planner. Vicky and Frank are in town for their nuptials but she soon realises that he has more on his mind than wedding bells....

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A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis

A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis
  • Author(s): Irene Woodbury
  • Location(s): France, Las Vegas, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 2000s

Quirky jobs, wacky friends, hot crushes, and an unraveling marriage are all part of this darkly funny novel describing 45 year-old newlywed Wendy Sinclair’s life in Las Vegas after she impulsively decides to stay following a bizarre girls’ weekend...

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Divas Las Vegas

Divas Las Vegas
  • Author(s): Belinda Jones
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Jamie and Izzy, friends for ever, have a dream: a spangly double wedding in Las Vegas. And, at twenty-seven, they decide they’ve had enough crap boyfriends and they’re ready for crap husbands – all they have to do is...

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half of the 20th Century

Hunter S. Thompson is roaring down the desert highway to Las Vegas with his attorney, the Samoan, to find the dark side of the American Dream. Armed with a drug arsenal of stupendous proportions, the duo engage in a...

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Gambling on Magic

Gambling on Magic
  • Author(s): Christopher G Moore
  • Location(s): Bangkok, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1990s and flashbacks to first half 20th Century

Gambling on Magic is set in Bangkok where life is more than good for Joey Balfour, ex-patriot gambling king, former TV personality, and the current owner of the mysterious and exotic Feng Shui Flower Shop in downtown Bangkok. Then...

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Las Vegas Noir

Las Vegas Noir
  • Author(s): Jarret Keene and Todd James Pierce
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

16 stories under the editorship of Jarret Keene and Todd James Pierce. Las Vegas provides the classic sophistication and darkness necessary for a deadly noir story. Stylish, sultry, brimming with ambition and greed, the characters who populate this literary...

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The Delivery Man

The Delivery Man
  • Author(s): Joe McGinniss Jr
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Young, good-looking, newly graduated from art college: Chase has everything going for him. Okay, so he’s back in Vegas. But he plans to leave it behind, hook up with his girlfriend in California, and become an artist. Or at...

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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch
  • Author(s): Donna Tartt
  • Location(s): Las Vegas, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Told as a retrospective through the eyes of 13 year old Theo Decker based in Manhattan, where he lives with his mother. His father – a seemingly alcoholic degenerate – walked out on them the previous year. On a...

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We are called to rise

We are called to rise
  • Author(s): Laura McBride
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In the predawn hours, a woman’s marriage crumbles with a single confession. Across town, an immigrant family struggles to get by in the land of opportunity. Three thousand miles away, a soldier wakes up in hospital with the vague...

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Beautiful Children

Beautiful Children
  • Author(s): Charles Bock
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

One Saturday night, in a city surrounded by desert and oversaturated with glitter is Newell Ewing. With his older, socially maladjusted mate Kenny, the two embark on Newell’s first Saturday night out on the town in Vegas. Newell is...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020