Author Susan DiPlacido Announces Writing Contest for Vegas Vacation

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Readers may purchase her novel, submit a short essay on Sin City, and enter to win a grand prize trip to Las Vegas.

Author Susan DiPlacido announces a fun and unique writing contest for readers of her debut novel, "24/7." From April 11 through October 30, 2005, readers may purchase her novel and submit a short essay on why they’d like to visit Las Vegas for a chance to win a grand prize trip to Sin City. The novel "24/7" from Zumaya Publications, a fast-paced and sexy chick-lit novel set primarily in Las Vegas, follows the story of a female card counter who falls for a charming blackjack dealer. Complete rules and details for the vacation essay contest are available at the author's website at

"I wanted to do something fun to celebrate the good buzz and great reviews the novel has been getting," the author said. "Since it's a book about Vegas, there's no better way to heighten the experience than a trip to the city that inspired it."

All essays will be read and scored by Ms. DiPlacido. The writer of the highest scoring essay will receive the grand prize free trip to Las Vegas, including airfare, hotel vouchers and some extra spending cash. "You need a little extra in your wallet to really enjoy the city, especially if you're a first time gambler," the author explained. "And I wanted to make this as fun, flexible, and enjoyable as possible."

Upping the ante, the author offers readers a "double down, high roller" entry option—proof of purchase of her second novel, "Trattoria," gives the entrant four essay entries rather than just one. "Trattoria," a romantic comedy from Mundania Press, is also set in Las Vegas.

Both novels from the new author debuted in early March to rave reviews and are both available online at For more information, visit the author’s website at

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