Vicky De Leo
Vicky grew up in Southern California before all the orange groves disappeared and you had to mortgage your soul to buy a piece of land. Her dreams came true when she fell in love with a man who lived across the street from the ocean, not that this was his only asset, He also had a surfer body and kisses that melted every bone in her body, but you can’t underestimate the seduction value of making love with the sound of waves crashing on the shore. She’s lived all over the United States and spent two years in Taiwan and three years in England.Wanderlust is a permanent part of her psyche. The thrill of exploring a new city, walking in the footsteps of an ancient civilization, or exploring a museum has her booking travel plans every few months.
Working as a Human Resources Director at hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, Reno, and a five-star resort in West Virginia gave her lots of anecdotes to include in her stories, carefully disguised to protect the not so innocent.
Her books include Double Down and Jealousy, two romantic murder mysteries set at a strip resort in Las Vegas, and The Crystal’s Curse, a science fiction novel where the action takes place on earth. It mixes alien domination with time travel and a little Mayan mythology.
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Valerie Peterson is used to people hating her.When your job involves disciplining and firing employees, you're bound to make enemies. Lately, however, she seems to be racking them up like points on a scoreboard.Valerie tolerates the heavy breather phone calls, but when someone close to her is killed right on her doorstep, she believes her harasser may have escalated to murder.
As Human Resources Director of the Royal Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Valerie Peterson assumes she’s seen it all, until security finds an employee murdered in her office and the sexy but sullen detective in charge of the case treats her like a suspect.
The Crystal's Curse
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When Joshua Carson accidently triggers a time and space portal created by a race of aliens, he becomes embroiled in a decades old hunt for the stolen power crystal.
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