Beer and Groping in Las Vegas

Like some nerdy, geeky fun with your erotic romance?

Contemporary Romantic Comedy w/paranormal elements
Secret Cravings Publishing
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Length: Novelette (13,500 words)
Format: eBook
Content advisory: Adult language, explicit sex

Can a djinn and a magic slot machine bring two geeks together?

Riley McGregor is a geek trapped in a Good Ole Boy body and as owner of a microbrewery, smart chicks never look at him twice.

Rejected by a geek who wanted to “trade up,” Mirjam Linna would rather immerse herself in work than be the girlfriend-of-the-moment. Stranded in a Vegas hotel, she makes a wish—a night of hot sex with the man of her dreams. It’s granted. She agrees to dinner, but afterward, she’ll say thanks, but no thanks, and see what’s on the SyFy channel. But when they meet, they’re surprised to find they had a shared connection in their past. Sparks fly as these two learn to be in the moment, be themselves and find love.

Fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, Monty Python, Firefly and Marvin the Martian will enjoy this romantic comedy.

Book trailer:

Thrilled that my book trailer was reviewed/featured in Robin Covington’s USAToday’s HEA column!

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The Romance Review

“Like an laser of romantic geekiness, Mirjam and Riley’s story ricocheted off my funny bone and  punched a hole through my heart. It sounds painful, but I promise you, it wasn’t…Packed with geek on geek lusty tenderness and more geeky references than this part-time/wannabe geek could accurately count, Beer and Groping in Las Vegas gave me a night of hilarious, magical, sweet entertainment that I can easily give 5 stars” —Jessi Gage, author of Wishing for a Highlander

“It’s short, just over 40 pages but it’s really good. I mean really, really good…If you want a funny, sexy, slightly geeky quick read, Beer and Groping in Las Vegas is the book for you” —Scandalicious Book Reviews

“This was a fun quick read involving a quirky romance that was set up by a djinn.  Short stories and novellas can make me leery of wanting to give them a try because not everyone who writes one understands just how to achieve a good balance of plot, pacing and character development to fit into the page count they have.  Fortunately, this author did a great job so I ended up with an enjoyable reading experience that had me reading with a smile on my face and an ‘ah’ of satisfaction coming from my lips by the end….So, I can heartily recommend this one to those who enjoy a quirky magical contemporary Happy For Now with promise of the future romance with not a lot of time to read.” — Sophia Rose, Delighted Reader (

“It really is just truly a fun read. It’s written really well. It’s short, but the author gives you snippets about these characters so you feel like you really know them and can connect to them.” —Smitten With Reading

“Ok so this book is sooo fun. It is a quick 46 page ecopy book but it is filled with sarcasm, wit, sexiness and a lot of humor…The sexual tension in the story is great. I was laughing in the beginning and then saying “Hawt” towards the middle. When they finally *cough cough* well you know, it was gooood reading” – Angie J, Twinsie Talk Book Reviews


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Blog Tour Schedule:

December 6 – Stephanie Lawton (Exclusive: Book trailer debut for Beer and Groping in Las Vegas by Angela Quarles)
December 17 – Ed Hoornaert (Interview)
December 18 – Peter Saloman (Guest Post: Breaking into Writing: Harnessing the Power of Social Media and the Web)
December 18 – Zrinka Jelic (Interview)
December 19 – Peter Saloman (Interview) in which I explain what I mean by ‘geek girl romance writer’
December 19 – Cara Bristol (Guest Post: How to Make a Book Trailer 101)
December 20 – Jessica Kong (Interview | Excerpt)
December 20 – Jillian Chantal (Guest Post: The Case for an Awesome Title: Why It’s Important and How to Come Up With One)
December 21 – Babette James (Interview)
December 21 – Donna Cummings (Interview)
December 21 – E.P. Beaumont (Interview) in which she asks some great questions that were hard to answer 🙂
December 22 – Layna Pimentel (Blurb + Excerpt)
December 27 – Jenna Jaxon (Blurb + Excerpt)
December 28 – Louisa Bacio (Guest Post: A Peek Into Geekdom)
January 3 – Celia Breslin (Interview) in which she asks about authors I like and my supe creature preferences
January 4 – Raine Delight (author spotlight with book blurb and excerpt)
January 7 – Poisoned Rose (Interview) wherein she asks if any part of the story is based on real life, plus writing craft questions, which superpower I’d choose, and more!
January 8 – Sam Crescent (Interview)
January 9 – SJ Maylee (Interview) wherein she asks me what’s on my bucket list, plus writerly questions
January 10 – Evelyn Jules (Interview) wherein she asks me some unusual questions and we have fun
January 11 – Sherry Gloag (Interview)
January 14 – Kate Meader (Guest Post: How Hot Can Cold Make You? The Seductive Powers of Chilly Stuff )
January 16 – Tara Kingston (Interview)
January 18 – Sarah Ballance (Interview)
January 21 – Karen Michelle Nutt (Guest Post: Paranormal Romance – Beyond Fang and Fur and Wings)
January 24 – Manic Readers (Guest Post)
January 29 – Rashda Khan (Guest Post)
February 14 – Paloma Beck (Thursday 13: Thirteen geek references in BEER AND GROPING)

I’m still looking to visit other blogs, so if you feature author guest spots, or would like to do an interview, please contact me 🙂

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