Wednesday, November 07, 2007


By Jana DeLeon

For weeks I've been trying to clear the decks to blog about this wonderful book, but one emergency or another kept popping up. I thought I finally had time this weekend but couldn't manage it with my trip to Baltimore. So here at last is my tribute to a wonderful author and her newest delight, UNLUCKY.

Fortunately, Jana agreed to participate in my GCC Does Hollywood post, but first I want to share with you a quote from a recent review:

“Grab a box of Kleenexes for the laughter, sit back and enjoy. Absolutely one of the best romantic suspense novels I have ever read.” – Romance Reader at Heart


So okay, here's how Jana would pitch the book to our fictional producer:

A chronically unlucky woman takes a job as a card "cooler" at a poker tournament of criminals, upsetting the plans of a sexy undercover FBI agent who needs his target to stick around long enough to bust him for money laundering.

That's a seriously filmic plot, so I expect to see this book snatched up soon. Meanwhile, here's Jana's dream leads for the movie version:

I would love someone like Eva Mendes to play the heroine. I think she's sexy in a fun way and could totally pull of a Cajun girl.

For the hero, I'm thinking David Duchovny because I always loved him in the X-Files.

To buy UNLUCKY, visit your local chain or independent bookstore. To purchase online, visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BooksAMillion or any cyber bookseller. For more information, visit Jana's website at

Before I sign off today, a special shout-out to the folks at LiteracyWorks, Inc. for the great work they do and the amazing job they did with the Baltimore Book Bash this weekend. Thanks so much for inviting me. I had a blast!

Also want to send kisses to the wonderful cousins who let me crash at their beautiful home, and their amazing, accomplished daughters, one of whom blogs at

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

found your blog by way of Cafemom. Congratulations on your book. This has been a dream of mine for the past 5 years, however, like you said, with kids it is difficult. I seemed to convince myself that I'll be perfectly happy with just being a mom and wife. But underneath, I still desire that book. I'm sure you have many little followers asking for advice and mentorship...add me to that list. I don't even know what a query letter is or where to start. I write humorous stories of family and women's devotionals. Have a great weekend. On cafe mom I'm livelaughlove.