Rick Hart gives us a collection of stories about tending bar in a 24-hour, no-holds-barred town in the middle of the desert, aptly dubbed Sin City. An insider’s view on drug dealings and how the nightlife can swallow you up and, if you ́re not a survivor, spit you out. Each chapter contains details that recall events in the author’s life, the people he loved and lost, and how he prevailed over drug abuse. A moving compilation of stories from the dark side of this Las Vegas bartender’s life.
Rick Hart. Lines on the Bar . . . Whiskey on the Rocks Lines on the Bar . . . Whiskey on the.
Author: Rick Hart
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Based on the thrilling true story, Turk’s quest for answers and retribution continues in Sin City Retribution: A Game Called Revenge. The Noblemen Motorcycle Club is not for the weak-hearted. Turk may be a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and always up for a fight, but he still has a lot to learn if he wants to stay in the club. Prospecting pushes him to his limits as tempers inside and outside of the Noblemen cohort flare. Turk wants nothing more than to become a full-fledged member of the brotherhood… except to find the bastard who stole his first Harley. Struggling to reconcile his journey through the ranks of the Noblemen with his own search for vigilante justice, Turk will have to face the ultimate dilemma when his search for answers comes to a head. His quest for retribution might just mean sacrificing the only family he’s ever known and turning his back on everything he’s built in the process.
... a bartender in local clubs for over 14 years (my first book, Lines on the Bar...Whiskey on the Rocks is about my life as a bartender in Sin City).
Author: Rick Hart
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When there is pain, humiliation, domination and constant submission, what is a lonely woman to do after thirteen years of marriage? Her husband's answer is simple. Give in before you get hurt and enjoy the slow painful ride with him. Eartha's life with Clint has descended into misery and loneliness, and then she meets Anthony. Anthony is a little younger and very single and makes it obvious he is interested in her knowing she is married. Even though her marriage is dying, Eartha still feels the bitter angry bonds of wedlock and somehow still hopes Clint will come back to his senses. After a couple of violent episodes, she has to admit Clint is too far into his sexual submission and domination lifestyle and she has to break free for her own peace of mind and safety. But Clint has his own ideas of how and when to let go. Finally, Eartha is ready to start a new life on her own. Anthony shows her that on her own does not mean she has to be alone. After accepting his love, things began to take unexpected turns which lead Eartha to make even tougher choices than ever before because this time her heart is bound by love.
“Sure, I do. Come on over here, sit with me at the bar.” He lit her smoke, handed it to her and then made her a whiskey on the rocks.
Author: Sandra Hall
Publisher: Darkest Eye Productions
A Must-Have Guide for Every Whiskey Lover Whiskey has become one of the most popular spirits, and with so many different kinds it's hard to keep track of them all and select great new ones to try. With reviews of 250 different whiskeys, the historical background of each type, 30 of the best cocktail recipes and even the perfect cigar pairing, this guide has everything a person needs to find some of the most interesting whiskeys available. Chad Berkey is the general manager of The Aero Club Bar in San Diego, which boasts one of the largest collections of whiskey of any bar in America, with over 900 different kinds. With his help, you'll discover the best whiskeys to try; many that won't break the bank. Top bartenders blind taste-tested every whiskey, so you get real, honest comments for each listing. Not only will this help you find whiskey similar to ones you already like, but it will also allow you to pick the best tasting whiskey for your palate and preference.Packed with all the information you'll ever need on whiskey, this book is what every whiskey enthusiast should have in their library.
Jim Beam Black Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Summary: Proudly displaying ... straight or on the rocks; either way, it's a must-have whiskey for any bar.
Author: Chad Berkey
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Since its release in 1971, Don McLean’s song “American Pie” has become an indelible part of U.S. culture. It has sparked countless debates about the references within the lyrics; been celebrated as a chronicle of American life from the late 1950s through the early 1970s; and has become iconic itself as it has been remade, parodied, and referenced within numerous texts and forums. This volume offers a set of new essays that focus on the cultural and historical significance of the song. Representing a variety of perspectives and fields of study, the essays address such topics as historical and literary interpretations of the song’s lyrics, its musical qualities, the commentary the song offers on rock and roll history, the continuing significance of the song, and the ways in which the song has been used by various writers and artists. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
McLean drove his American car to a bar. That's the meaning of the line. But the Levee was dry This is another strong use of double meaning word play, ...
Author: Raymond I. Schuck
On the night of 4 February 1941, the SS Politician founders off the coast of South Uist. The salvage – nearly a quarter of a million bottles of duty-free whisky and hard currency worth, today, ninety million pounds. And to islanders across the Hebrides, it’s theirs for the taking, hiding, drinking or selling. This is the true story behind Sir Compton Mackenzie’s Whisky Galore. Arthur Swinson’s careful research casts an honest light on the events leading up to – and following – this tremendous bounty. Awash with contraband, the communities nearby faced unexpected problems: from the government; the police; customs inspectors; and, not least, each other.
Though there was a fresh breeze the day was overcast, and by the time she had reached the Bar Light Ship it was dark. The ship was the SS Politician (gross ...
Author: Arthur Swinson
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Cold-blooded Thai bargirls, naïve tourists and sordid scams – it was all in a night’s work for Pattaya bar manager Simon Los. Pouring their hearts out at the bar are a tourist who reclaims his masculinity with the help of a ladyboy, a retired financier who invests thousands in a business with a woman he meets on the streets of Pattaya, a desperate Irishman who breaks the law in his pursuit of love, a high-net-worth visitor who is traded between bargirls, and many others whose heart strings are pulled to the point of breaking. For years, British expat Simon Los worked the bars of Pattaya. Befriending Thai staff as well as western and local customers, he was privy to the dating despair – and occasional joy – of countless couples. That bargirls would go to such lengths to deceive their farang boyfriends, out of poverty or greed, was not unexpected, but Simon was also surprised to see some of his customers find true love in the Land of Smiles.
A lot of bar owners were closing up and walking away. ... People line up along the street and throw water over people walking by, but they also throw water ...
Author: Simon Los
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Not all fights are one on one. In a team, no man should stand alone. ‘You can’t keep me.’ Shawn ‘Easy’ Pischlar has given his speech so often, it should be written on the white board in the Dartmouth Cobra’s locker room. Too many of his own teammates have heard the words. And the games he’s played are finally catching up to him. To hang on to his freedom, Shawn gave up on ever having someone to call his own. A young woman who expects nothing from him slips into his life and has him ready to toss the rulebook. While the man he loves tempts him to burn it. Keeping them both would be easy, only…caring about them isn’t. Because when he lets himself care, he remembers why he wrote the rules in the first place. Every lover, from the casual, to those who steal a piece of his heart, shouldn’t expect more than pleasure. More than passion. Playing the game, on and off the ice, is his whole world. One he isn’t ready to change. Except, life doesn’t stop for the game. And when old scars are ripped open, and he’s left bloody and beaten, the rules won’t help him put the pieces of his life back together. To win this fight, he’ll have to break each and every one.
He turned into the next bar and grabbed a stool. ... Ian took a sip of whiskey, focusing on the burn. Then wondering if he could consider Ford a friend.
Author: Bianca Sommerland
Publisher: Bianca Sommerland
Frank Dodge, disgruntled and desperate for a story to write about, has a hot tip: Miguel Ramirez could be one of the last surviving descendants of a brutal gangster named John Looney. Dodge sees this as a good story to sell, so he concocts a plan to meet the young man. When Ramirez is found floating in the Mississippi River, Dodge finds himself without a story and on the wrong side of a murder investigation. As Dodge and his buddy, homicide detective Brian Jefferson, go over the surprising events of the night Ramirez died, clues about the death of Ramirez will come from an unlikely source: the life of John Looney.
“I thought you said you liked hanging out in bars, DeSmet. When you sit in a bar and talk to folks, ... “Baseball and whiskey would do it for me.
Author: Dean Klinkenberg
Publisher: Travel Passages
His eyes meet mine and he makes a straight line for the bar with a sexy smile on his ... He sits on a stool by the bar and asks for a whiskey on the rocks.
Author: R.C. Stephens
Publisher: R.C. Stephens
"Sin City Rider"...Rick's second book, following on from his equally enjoyable and insightful "Lines on the Bar...Whiskey on the Rocks", is a thrilling eye opener of a read, recounting his years as a member of a back-patched motorcycle club beginning in the early 1970's. In it, he strips bare the many romantic, nonsensical images of what being in what is often termed an outlaw club is all about, revealing the true, sometimes gritty, often eventful, but always honor-bound reality. Because dispite what you may have read elsewhere, being a club member is much more than riding a bike with your buddies and wearing the colors - it is about loyalty, dignity, being there for your bros, and above all else, commitment. This overriding sense of commitment shines through every page of Rick's words, with which he recounts in an engagingly laid-back but ruthlessly honest style of writing just some of the adventures, good and bad, that he and his fellow club members experienced over the years. There is humor, frustration, surprise, tragedy ( I guarentee the final chapter will tear your heart out ), joy, disappointment, and so much more here, plus a section in which he describes how he felt one night when entirely alone in the Nevada desert with just his Harley for company that is quite simply some of the most evocative poetry that I have ever read.
"Sin City Rider"...Rick's second book, following on from his equally enjoyable and insightful "Lines on the Bar.
Author: Rick Hart
A hilarious tale of girl meets boy, girl falls in lust, girl discovers boy is not playing with a full deck... When Kas meets William while on safari in South Africa he seems perfect-a gorgeous park ranger, both kind and brave (he saved the tour from certain death by water buffalo). Her two best friends, Max, an endlessly scheming personal trainer, and Libby, a jobless bombshell, would like to get their hands on William...but he's only interested in Kas, an editorial assistant at a struggling New York literary agency who thinks William is out of her league. The two have a fling, and Kas returns home to New York wondering if she'll hear from William again. So when he finally sends an email, she's delighted. Until she opens it. The email is not quite the love missive Kas expected. Did she misjudge William? A miscommunication ensues, triggering a rapid-fire series of comic developments that, within days, bring William to New York, now under the impression that Kas has offered him a place to live. As he unveils his big plan to take Manhattan by storm and make his fortune, Kas finally recognizes how limited William's intellectual capabilities are: He makes Kevin Federline look like Albert Einstein. Readers are along for the outrageous ride as Kas copes with her new roommate's eccentricities, including a preoccupation with the Psychic Friends Network and a passion for collecting Big Apple-themed souvenirs, and the realization that her dream man is a comic nightmare. "Elaine Szewczyk is smart and funny, and knows that New York bars and African safaris have something important in common: When it comes to dating, it's a jungle out there. If you savor Sophie Kinsella or Lauren Weisberger, you'll want to add her to your reading list." -- Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives, The Double Blind, and Skeletons at the Feast "Spirited, irreverent, bilious, and above all funny, Elaine Szewczyk's bitter cocktail provides a much-needed antidote for the chick-lit genre..." -- Adam Langer, author of Ellington Boulevard, Crossing California, and The Washington Story
I walk back downstairs tothe bar. I stand at thevery end, nearthe staircase. “A double whiskey on the rocks,”I hearmyself say. I've never ordered a double ...
Author: Elaine Szewczyk
Publisher: Hachette UK
Though not traditionally thought of as strategic natural resources, glaciers are a crucial part of our global ecosystem playing a fundamental role in the sustaining of life around the world. Comprising three quarters of the world's freshwater, they freeze in the winter and melt in the summer, supplying a steady flow of water for agriculture, livestock, industry and human consumption. The white of glacier surfaces reflect sunrays which otherwise warm our planet. Without them, many of the planet's rivers would run dry shortly after the winter snow-melt. A single mid-sized glacier in high mountain environments of places like California, Argentina, India, Kyrgyzstan, or Chile can provide an entire community with a sustained flow of drinking water for generations. On the other hand, when global temperatures rise, not only does glacier ice wither away into the oceans and cease to act as water reservoirs, but these massive ice bodies can become highly unstable and collapse into downstream environments, resulting in severe natural events like glacier tsunamis and other deadly environmental catastrophes. But despite their critical role in environmental sustainability, glaciers often exist well outside our environmental consciousness, and they are mostly unprotected from atmospheric impacts of global warming or from soot deriving from transportation emissions, or from certain types of industrial activity such as mining, which has been shown to have devastating consequences for glacier survival. Glaciers: The Politics of Ice is a scientific, cultural, and political examination of the cryosphere -- the earth's ice -- and the environmental policies that are slowly emerging to protect it. Jorge Daniel Taillant discusses the debates and negotiations behind the passage of the world's first glacier-protection law in the mid-2000s, and reveals the tension that quickly arose between industry, politicians, and environmentalists when an international mining company proposed dynamiting three glaciers to get at gold deposits underneath. The book is a quest to educate general society about the basic science behind glaciers, outlines current and future risks to their preservation, and reveals the intriguing politics behind glacier melting debates over policies and laws to protect the resource. Taillant also makes suggestions on what can be done to preserve these crucial sources of fresh water, from both a scientific and policymaking standpoint. Glaciers is a new window into one of the earth's most crucial and yet most ignored natural resources, and a call to reawaken our interest in the world's changing climate.
Whisky. on. the. “Glacier”. Rocks. Could. End. You. Up. in. Jail! But be careful what you order at those ice bars! In 2012, a man was jailed in Chile for ...
Author: Jorge Daniel Taillant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The story is a fast-paced human drama. High school is a time of innocence, a time for fun, when adolescents establish a set of values that will last a lifetime. In 1957, teens were carousing all across the country, as the 1950s were in full roar. The Bronx, New York was no different. Relive the adventures of the in crowd at St. Helenas Catholic high school as they learn the importance of friendship and the meaning of love. On a lark, four high school seniors celebrate an 18th birthday party in the school cafeteria. The only problems were that the school was closed for the night, and they brought along a keg of beer for the party. The nuns living three floors above, hear the commotion and think a rape is in process and phone the police, causing all Hell to break loose. The influence of the church and school seemed limitless. Most of the clergy served as a maturing authority to guide their students along the straight and narrow path. However, one rouge administrator had his own interpretation of the Lords missive. From this Brothers prospective, it was the principle behind the punishment that mattered. Responsible adults would be developed out of irresponsible boys. His actions and excessive punishments aimed at breaking down a select few pranksters would only serve as a rallying point to unify the student body and faculty to support the targets of his vengeance.
“Gin and tonic, rum and coke, white wine, whiskey sour on the rocks and a ... bar are nice guys, but you got to watch them and draw the line sometimes.
Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Party Earth - Europe is the ultimate guide to the hottest social venues in thirteen of the most popular cities across Europe: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Florence, Venice, Rome, French Riviera, Pampolona, Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid. With hundreds of reviews covering a wide range of bars, clubs, festivals, beaches, plazas, and other locales and activities, we have identified the best places to party to suit your personality. Our goal is simple: we're here to ensure that you find the coolest ways to spend your days and the hottest spots to end your nights.
whiskey can evoke . Over 1200 whiskey bottles line the walls , hang from the ceiling , and overflow the few glass cupboards squeezed into the small bar .
Author: Party Earth LLC
Publisher: Party Earth LLC
A collection of short stories and plays links characters on the edge of self-destruction with their favorite watering holes highlighting their stream of whiskey consciousness. Sidle up to a bar stool and stake a claim. In Next Whiskey Bar: Stories, Plays, and Drunk Talk, Charlie Moodie shares an eclectic collection of entertaining tales that bring to life the kinds of lonely characters who teeter on the periphery of self-destruction, lurk in dark watering holes, and tell timeless stories to anyone who will listen. Moodie begins with three tales about people who are on a perpetual quest to find themselves. Declan is a young man who attempts to drown his troubles in a glass of whiskey; Katrina is a maid who lives in Parisif only on Sunday afternoons; and Cara has a big heart, but only she knows if she can achieve her dreams. With a common theme of music, Moodie weaves a tapestry of stories that illustrate his characters challenges as they struggle to understand each other in an uncertain world where love, loss, acceptance, and grief swirl within streams of whiskey consciousness. From the Great Depression to the driving buzz of the todays cities, Next Whiskey Bar takes you to the back of a bar, where listening to the music and eavesdropping on the sweet drunk talk make it all worthwhile. Moodie begins with three tales about people who are on a perpetual quest to find themselves. Declan is a young man who attempts to drown his troubles in a glass of whiskey; Katrina is a maid who lives in Parisif only on Sunday afternoons; and Cara has a big heart, but only she knows if she can achieve her dreams. With a common theme of music, Moodie weaves a tapestry of stories that illustrate his characters challenges as they struggle to understand each other in an uncertain world where love, loss, acceptance, and grief swirl within streams of whiskey consciousness. From the Great Depression to the driving buzz of the todays cities, Next Whiskey Bar takes you to the back of a bar, where listening to the music and eavesdropping on the sweet drunk talk make it all worthwhile.
“I need a rock bar but it's gotta be a pub place!” I shouted. Lynn knew of the ideal spot. ... About five blocks away, the line was down the street.
Author: Charlie Moodie
"A delightful story with a charming, laid-back cowboy and a good blend of humor and sexy tension makes this one entertaining read."—RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars, TOP PICK! It's Romeo & Juliet meets the Hatfields & the McCoys in New York Times and USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown's delightful and wildly romantic third contemporary cowboy romance in the Burnt Boot, Texas series. Leah Brennan has always been the good girl of the Brennan family, groomed to become the matriarch of the clan. When a dark-eyed, tattooed, ponytailed bad boy saunters into her life, Leah knows he's off-limits—but his mesmerizing gaze makes her forget everything she used to think was important. As town-wide tension rises, Leah wonders if love really can conquer all... When Rhett O'Donnell roars into Burnt Boot on a hot July evening, the first thing he sees is a beautiful blonde. She puts a little extra giddy-up in his heartbeat, but when Rhett's desire throws him into the middle of a love triangle and a hundred-year-old feud, he realizes that winning his cowgirl's heart will be a lot more complicated than he thought. Burnt Boot, Texas series: Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Book 1) The Trouble with Texas Cowboys (Book 2) One Texas Cowboy Too Many (Book 3) A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (Book 4) Praise for The Trouble with Texas Cowboys: "Touching and heartwarming, and completely believable...[the] characters are hilarious, colorful, and eccentric as ever; what a treat to be back in Burnt Boot!" —Fresh Fiction "Ruggedly handsome cowboys...a plucky heroine...humorous, heartwarming storytelling...infectious banter...a solid, well-crafted plot...and the chemistry sizzles. One entertaining read." —RT Book Reviews 4 stars
“I'll have a double shot of Jack on the rocks, so the answer is no. I don't think angels drink whiskey, but it is a fine line,” she answered.
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
A race against time on a perilous journey through Siberia with a murderous demon, in this gritty fast-paced horror thriller. Con-artist Amanda Coleman lives in a London rife with undercover magic. Abras, as they are known, can harness these illegal powers, but for Coleman – whose father was a powerful and abusive practitioner – magic is anathema. When her criminal crew hire an Abra to help with their heists, they accidentally raise a dangerously violent demon. Now they must race across darkest Siberia to a remote stone circle to kill the creature, in this engrossingly tense and gripping adventure. But as the demon’s power grows during their grisly chase, Coleman must fight to survive, facing demons both in chains and within herself. This unique high-octane horror thriller is perfect for fans of Lauren Beukes and James Oswald. Praise for The End of the Line ‘Williams creates an original world of wonder and menace that leaves the reader guessing.’ No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Linwood Barclay 'The End of the Line is driven by non-stop action, strange magic, and gritty noir banter - fun, in other words. Gray Williams has created a matinee double-feature of mixed genre mayhem that aims to please.' Andrew Pyper, author of The Homecoming and The Demonologist 'Absolutely brutal, doesn't look away, and doesn't pull a single punch [...] Reeves is an absolutely stand-out character' Philip K. Dick award-winner, S.J. Morden 'A criminal crew aided by magic, a desperate journey across Siberia, and a twisted demon confined to a steel coffin (make that *mostly* confined...) makes for a tense and claustrophobic read. The End of the Line is a hugely imaginative debut.' Cameron Johnston, author of The Age of Tyranny duology (Angry Robot) ‘A dark and thrilling mix of fantasy and noir, brilliantly told. Williams is a confident and exciting new voice in the genre.' Mason Cross, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Samaritan 'Great characters, brilliant set-pieces and so, so imaginative. A great new voice in fantasy.' Michael R. Miller, author of The Dragon's Blade Trilogy ‘An exceptionally satisfying read, by turns twisted, tense and heart-breaking with a couple of extraordinary set pieces that still linger on. This is a remarkably assured debut, with the promise of more greatness to come.' Mark Stay, author of Robot Overlords (Gollancz) 'From the first chapter (well actually from the first sentence in the first chapter) I thought wow... in my opinion a bloody good story.' Shotsblog 'A sharply written supernatural thriller that takes no prisoners.' RJ Barker, author of The Bone Ships 'Dark, devious and disturbing, will keep you guessing right to the last!' David Wragg, author of The Black Hawks 'If a crew of dysfunctional London gangsters, a novice ritual magician and a badass demon all stuck in a claustrophobic cattle truck rattling across Siberia does it for you, I can recommend Gray Williams's The End Of The Line.' Adrian Selby, author of The Winter Road
Let me fix you something.' Jamison slipped behind the bar. He didn't wait for a reply, fingering out three glasses, setting down some top-shelf whisky.
Author: Gray Williams
Insiders' Guide to Twin Cities is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the cities and the surrounding environs.
The sight lines are good, and the bar is clean and comfortable, ... The Triple Rock Social Club is the punk rock bar and restaurant of the Twin Cities.
Author: Jason Gabler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
STATE LINE BAR / POST OFFICE , GLENRIO C. 1943 ADRIAN TCANS FLYING CRANCH ... Founded in 1903 , two years after the Rock Island Railroad wound its way ...