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High Stakes (Sin City Chronicles)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
High Stakes is a gripping and fast paced drama guaranteed to expose the cunning and slick nature of the real,"Sin City,"giving you a peek inside the shrewd world, exposing the myth: What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. Shauna, Dawn, and Felicia are best friends who are bonded as "partners in crime" while trying to survive in Las Vegas, Nevada aka Sin City. Their ...more
ebook, 302 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published April 16th 2010)
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The Urban Book Source
Las Vegas aka Sin City is the setting for Author Toshia Shaw's aptly titled book High Stakes. Shauna, Dawn and Felicia are friends whom all work at the various strip clubs that line Las Vegas' notorious strip. None of the women are originally from Las Vegas. Different circumstances brought each of them to Sin City and into the world of exotic dancing. Dawn hailed from New York and was only dancing as a means to pay for school. Felicia was originally from Memphis and ran away to escape a broken ...more
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Aug 01, 2010 OOSA rated it really liked it
The Risk of Losing It All

Shauna, Felicia, and Dawn’s only means of fast money is dropping it like it’s hot at the strip club to keep up with the Joneses, indulge in the latest fashion, and in Dawn’s case to pay her way through school. The ladies know it’s time to give up the pole and move on to a better lifestyle they can benefit from, but they can’t seem to let go. Dawn’s friendship with Shauna and Felicia goes down the drain when she retires her stilettos and gets involved with her new beau.
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African Americans on the Move Book Club
Felicia, Dawn, and Shauna are three friends that have vowed to not let anything get between them as they go thru life in Las Vegas. However, none of them counted on the many obstacles that will affect this friendship. They have to deal with lies, drugs, prostitution, domestic abuse, near death experiences, and obsession. They gamble the highest stakes possible; their lives. Who will end up on top and who will have to leave Sin City after losing it all?
I have to give this book a five and it goes
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Dominique
Sep 25, 2010 Dominique rated it really liked it
"High Stakes is a fast paced but realistic book. The author brings the readers inside a world that many people don't know. She shows us a side of Las Vegas that isn't displayed on TV.

She writes about the affects of a certain lifestyle and how over time people change. Three women are the main characters of this story and the readers follow them through their pain, lies, betrayal, drugs and envy. It's a well written book that is a page turner. A must read for everyone.

Great book"


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Patrice
Jul 28, 2011 Patrice rated it it was amazing
After finally finding time to finish this book, I can't put it down. Now instead of me coming home turning on the Tv watching reality shows, I'm glued to this book. This book is well-written, very detail. I shows how life can be tough, especially when you are living in the fast paced life of Las Vegas night life. This very spicy and most definitely a great read. I'm mad at myself for not finishing it sooner.
K Nikki  Waden
Aug 10, 2011 K Nikki Waden rated it it was ok
This book for me took too long to get to the point and the ending was not a good cliffhanger at all it should of ended with Dawn,Jeffery/Omar and Shauna coming face to face which would of made me want to read part 2
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Toshia Shaw is on a mission to set her mark on contemporary fiction as a fresh new voice with her debut novel entitled High Stakes. Her writing style reflects the cunning and slick nature of the real, "Sin City," giving us all a sneak peek inside this shrewd world, ripping the door off the closet; exposing the myth: "What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas." Toshia Shaw currently resides in Las ...more
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