Miamiartzine Literary Event Featuring Book Authors Vincent Meis and James Cubby
Friday October 14, 5:30 – 7:30pm
LGBT Visitor Center
1130 Washington Avenue 1st Fl
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Book Signing & Cocktails
Eddie’s Desert Rose
It is the 1980’s and everyone is trying to get ahead. In EDDIE’S DESERT ROSE American brothers, Dave and Eddie Bates, seek their fortune as guest workers in Saudi Arabia. Eddie rebels against the restrictions of life in the Kingdom, and on one of his adventures out into the desert he befriends a man who takes him to meet a Saudi prince. The next day he turns up dead. Details are lacking. Questions go unanswered. Dave will stop at nothing to find out why his brother had to die. Accompanied by his wife, Maura, he begins a search across three continents to find out who is responsible for his brother’s death. The hunt takes them back to Saudi Arabia and eventually into a trap where Dave, like his brother before him, becomes caught in the middle of the struggle between the pre-Al Qaeda fundamentalist Saudis and the more liberal Arabs who lean toward the West. It is a quest that forces him to lose his innocence, and to come to terms with disturbing truths about his country, his brother, and his wife.
South Beach Star
South Beach Star is a modern day Valley of the Dolls set in South Beach. A fictional tale of fame, glamour, drugs & destruction
Life is sweet for Jamie Kidd, a thirty-something writer, till he wakes up one morning to discover that his lover has left town after cleaning out the bank account and leaving Jamie heartbroken, penniless, and somewhat suicidal. Jamie makes the entirely sensible, or so he believes, decision to escape to South Beach where he finds success and quasi-celebrity as a nightlife columnist for the SOUTH BEACH STAR, a weekly tabloid that covers the trendy South Beach scene and the celebrities that populate it. South Beach opens its arms to Jamie, who, like an actor taking on a new role, throws himself into his fabulous new lifestyle covering the notorious celebrity-studded party scene where nightly he mingles with beautiful shallow fashionistas, famous models, and wealthy jet-setters. His coveted lifestyle masks an out-of-control roller-coaster ride of late-night parties and photo-ops, fueled by a gradual addiction to crystal meth. Like many before him, Jamie loses control and falls victim to his fast lifestyle.