This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite
Coming to Las Vegas by Carolyn V. Hamilton is the story of a girl who, hooked on the idea of adventure, joins The Las Vegas International Circus, with her friend Del and a trailer. “This may not be a very intellectually stimulating place to live, but it certainly is colorful!” she finds, and gets her first job with the circus group. Quitting that, she moves on to become a waitress at a newly opened hotel, MGM Grand. The pay is good and so are the tips and Del, who is a security guard, finds it beneficial to let her continue with the job. But the job in Las Vegas, the Disneyland for adults, is stimulating, entertaining, and tiring as well as boring for Carolyn. She is slowly getting fed up with the dirty talk and other controversies surrounding the daily work. And finally, on realizing the total lack of self esteem the job is leading to, she decides to quit.
Coming to Las Vegas by Carolyn V. Hamilton is a memoir of her experiences as a cocktail waitress in 70's Las Vegas, and contains many humorous insights like “Clap your hands and a beautiful girl comes running. What a subtle way for a man to feel powerful and in control.” Some of the high points of this book include candid accounts and behind the scenes pictures, as well as a mature look, with a sense of humor, at the travails cocktail waitresses regularly endured. A very good read, indeed.