Betting the Rainbow


Author: Jodi Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101626941

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3543

~"Thomas knocks it out of the park again" --Publishers Weekly (starred review) New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas returns to the town of Harmony, Texas, where life has a way of making better plans than anyone ever imagined… Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to leave. Enlisting expert Kieron O’Brian to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieron refuses to stand in the way of her dream, even if it means losing her forever... After a year of traveling, Ronny Logan is settling into a home on Rainbow Lane, but that’s all the settling she’ll be doing. Ronny refuses to fall for anyone, regardless of the chemistry she has with her neighbor Austin Hawk. Yet something undeniable begins to grow between the two loners—if only they can let their barriers fall and open their hearts...

Small Track Betting

Pick More Winners Using This Sure Fire Eight-Point System of Race Analysis


Author: C. N. Richardson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602391253

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

View: 7184

This authoritative guide will make horseplayers a lot of money. Respected racing author C.N. Richardson takes would-be winners through his eight-point system for betting. Most important, by working his strategy at small tracks (including Finger Lakes Racetrack, Great Lakes Downs, Lone Star Park, and Turf Paradise) rather than their larger counterparts, Richardson shows the fantastic results of his system in real situations. His keys rules for doing a top-notch analysis of the odds include having knowledge of the trainers, limiting betting to no more than five races at any given track, and choosing exotic betting options, like trifectas, to maximize the investment’s return. He also includes and explains personal idiosyncrasies like never betting on a race he can’t see!

The American Spectator's Enemies List

A Vigilant Journalist's Plea for a Renewed Red Scare


Author: N.A

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555847110

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 3342

Written with the same acerbic wit and infectious humor that has made P. J. O'Rourke one of the most popular political satirists of all time, The Enemies List will keep you howling and his enemies scowling. From Noam Chomsky to Yoko Ono, from Peter, Paul, and Mary (yes, they're still alive) to all the people who think quartz crystals cure herpes, from Ralph Nader to the entire country of Sweden, P. J. O'Rourke has created a roster of the most useless, politically disgraceful, and downright foolish people around. Although a rating system of S=Silly, VS=Very Silly, SML=Shirley MacLaine was ultimately cast aside, the distinguishing feature of the cluster of dunces presented here is silliness, not political subversion. The Enemies List began as an article in the American Spectator and, as readers contributed their own suggestions, quickly grew into a hilarious and slashing commentary on politicians and celebrities alike. Now they have been named, we just need to figure out what to do with them. "To say that P. J. O'Rourke is funny is like saying that the Rocky Mountains are scenic—accurate but insufficient."—Chicago Tribune

Dancing in the Rainbow


Author: Stephen Preston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499058845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 9409

The pages of this manuscript tell one man's personal story, exploring the full range of human emotions that are symbolic of the masks of show business and depicting some classic and wonderful tales involving some legendary ladies from the world of entertainment. Through the eyes and heart of Stephen Preston, this lead dancer, singer, and actor makes the reader feel like they were there with Judy Garland at the Palace in New York, the Palladium in London, the Las Vegas stages with Betty Grable, Debbie Reynolds; some off-the-wall, hilarious escapades with Tallulah Bankhead, and an inside look at the social Me of Garland's daughter, Lisa Minnelli. Mr. Preston, who performed with and became close friends with these major stars, gives you a first-hand look into the moments of joy, laughter, success and, yes, some tears and even failure. Written in a light, candid, and sometimes almost campy kind of style, this is the first time a book has come along that does not gossip about their failed marriages, sex lives or prey upon their human weaknesses! In fact, we see a side of these bigger-than-life performers that, in the past, little has been written or talked about The reader will come along on train and plane trips; be there backstage at Broadway, television, movie, and night club performances. They'll sit with the Royal Family at the Palladium in London and will party at the Beverly Hills private homes of Hollywood celebrities. and the reader will even witness the final days of Betty Grable's long, hard battle with cancer. "Dancing in the Rainbow is a fascinating account of some of the days of their lives, including Stephen Preston's. Those days are gone and so are some of the people, but the time spent is what can make life on this planet so very interesting and worthwhile! Mr. Preston is retired from show business but is an active business man and lives in Palm Springs, California.

Rainbow Isle

No Second Chance to Have a Good Life; It's This One or None


Author: William Crute

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1645846768

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 8705

Rainbow Isle is a story of a father's investment in the futures of his sons. The father, Diego Vega, is determined to shape successful lives for them both. The elder son, Diego Arsenio Vega, leaves his homeland, Guatemala, for medical school in the United States and becomes a young and brilliant cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles. Over two decades, he amasses great wealth and well-deserved recognition. During the same time period the younger son, Luis Alejandro, remains at home growing the family business, his father's legacy, The Vega Coffee Company, marries and raises three children with his wife, Roberta. With the impending death of the father, Luis contacts his brother and asks him to come home. Now, after a two decades-long absence, Diego must return home to help take care of end of life affairs for his father. There are prices to be paid, but by whom? Rainbow Isle is a unique story of father and sons played out in modern times.

The Portable Poker Pro: Winning Tips For Texas Hold'em


Author: Sheree Bykofsky,Lou Krieger

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786032278

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

View: 3123

Make The Next Poker Hand You Play A Winning Hand! Want to stop leaving your chips on the table and start taking more winnings home? How about moving from your Wednesday night game to the big time? The Portable Poker Pro can boost any player's game--whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player! This easy guide to hold'em poker will teach you the strategies, techniques, and nuances that separate the studs from the duds so you can win, win, win! You'll learn: • Poker terms, betting talk, hand rankings, general rules, and poker etiquette • Strategies for calling, raising, getting heads-up with your opponent, and staying off the defensive • How losing hands--and losing bluffs--can set up a big win later • How to unravel your opponents' playing styles • And much more. . .

Climbing the Rainbow

28 Glimpses of Growing Up in Passaic


Author: Bob Rosenthal

Publisher: Star-L Press

ISBN: 9780967281032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 9193

For more than 150 years, waves of poor immigrants flow into Passaic, a small city in New Jersey seeking jobs and a new life. The common dream of these hard working people is for their children to become educated and then successful in America. Climbing The Rainbow. And that's exactly what happens. Each generation is educated in the city's school system, then moved on to successful careers throughout our nation. This mobility allows a new flood of even poorer immigrants to take their place. The success process is again renewed. This book contains twenty-eight stories, each written by a person who grew up or worked in the unique City of Passaic at different times during the last ninety years. These authors are representative of the many ethnic, racial and religious groups that live peacefully side-by-side in this unique melting-pot city. Quoting from one of the book chapter authors, Jose Rodriguez who describes his reaction as a seven-year old on his first day in Passaic. ...As I walked into the parking lot on Market Street, I entered a strange new world, exciting and alive with activity, life and, white, brown, yellow and yes, even red. This was not the pigment on the walls of this parking lot but the skin tones of the youth in this piece of the world. That day in 1978 in the wonderful City of Passaic I saw the rainbow that would make up the road of my was the truest of melting pots.

Lessons From The Felt: Advanced Strategies And Tactics For No-limit Hold'em Tournaments


Author: David Apostolico

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0818407360

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

View: 5386

Outperform The Competition At Any Level In Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, David Apostolico explored the tournament strategies that have taken professionals like Doyle Brunson, T.J. Cloutier, and Billy Baxter to the very top. Now he shows you how to apply those advanced techniques and tactics to all kinds of no-limit hold'em tournaments--multi-table, single table, online, satellites, sit and go--so that you can win at every level in every arena, from freerolls to big money events. Think Like A Pro Apostolico provides in-depth analysis of hands he's encountered in real-life games, plus key sample hands that cover crucial poker concepts. He reveals the thought processes that go into making the smartest decision, no matter what cards you're dealt or what environment you're playing in. In learning to think like a pro, you'll also learn to anticipate your opponents' moves, and you'll acquire strategies that can be used to throw even the most experienced players off their game. Apostolico recounts notable hands he's played with some of the best in the business, including Barry Greenstein and John Phan, and also offers insights gleaned from his many years on the circuit, as well as advice on adapting and evolving your strategy to suit each game. Improve Your Odds Whether you're aiming to dominate your neighborhood game or make your first inroads into the big money tournaments, Lessons from the Felt provides the expertise and analysis you need to improve your skills, your odds, and your enjoyment. David Apostolico is the author of Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, Tournament Poker and the Art of War, and Machiavellian Poker Strategy. He plays in dozens of poker tournaments each year and has won tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and online.

Betting the Farm


Author: Alyssa Linn Palmer

Publisher: Alyssa Linn Palmer

ISBN: 0992006597

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7530

After her father's funeral, Elly has come back to the family farm to pack up the heirlooms and arrange for the sale of the property. What starts as a lonely night turns into something more when a thunderstorm brings a beautiful stranger to her door... (A 5,000 word lesbian romance short story.)