Please, Pretty Lights (Paperback)

By Ina Zajac

Booktrope Editions, 9781620154588, 314pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2014

List Price: 18.95*
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It’s September when good girl Via Sorenson stumbles into a Seattle strip club, drunk and alone on her twenty-first birthday. Matt and Nick—best friends, bandmates, and bouncers—do their best to shield her from their sadistic cocaine-trafficking boss, Carlos. They don’t realize her daddy issues come with a forty-million-dollar trust fund and a legacy she would do anything to escape.

She is actually Violetta Rabbotino, who had been all over the news ten years earlier when her father, an acclaimed abstract artist, came home in a rage, murdered her mother, then turned the gun on himself. Young Violetta was spared, hidden behind the family Christmas tree, veiled by the mysticism of its pretty lights whose unadulterated love captivated and calmed her.

Now, desperate to shed her role as orphaned victim, Via stage dives into a one-hundred-day adventure with Matt and Nick, the bassist and drummer of popular nineties cover band Obliviot. The rock-and-roll lifestyle is the perfect distraction—until she is rattled by true love. As Christmas looms closer, her notorious past becomes undeniable. How will she ever untangle herself from her twisted string of pretty lights?

Praise For Please, Pretty Lights

"Zajac is a stong, STRONG writer with a touch that can be poetic or gritty, as the situation requires." -- Conrad Wesslhoeft, author of Adios, Nirvana and Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly

"Zajac takes so much time crafting her story that readers will be unable to do anything other than invest themselves fully into the story. The plot was paced perfectly and held just enough love, lust, action, danger, suspense, thoughtful depth and romance to keep Elite Indie Reads reading way too late into the night. Thank you, Ina, for this gem. And, for goodness sake, keep writing because we will read it! This is an Elite Indie Read for sure, folks. Read this wonderful book." -- Elite Indie Reads

"Dark, gritty and intoxicating, exactly the way I like it. Please, Pretty Lights is a poignant portrait of music, drugs and relationships, is harrowing at times and masterly written. It is easily one of my favorite books of the year." -- Marni Mann, author of Memoirs Aren't Fairytales