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Thursday, March 9, 2017

New Release -- GAMBLING WITH LOVE by Kaye Spencer -- Giveaway!

When beautiful lady gambler Lainie Conrad’s husband, Seaton, is murdered, she sets out for revenge. Lainie is certain that cardsharp Rutherford Tolliver is guilty, but she has to find a way to prove it—and when she does, she’s not about to let her own little ol’ arrest get in the way! 

U.S. Deputy Marshal Nick Foster catches up with her, determined to get to the bottom of why she walked out on him months earlier. There’s a high bounty on Lainie’s head for a murder she didn’t commit, so Nick has no choice but to arrest her for her own protection—and to keep his heart safe, as well. 

But Lainie has bought in to a high stakes poker tournament in Denver, Colorado, and nothing will keep her from facing the scheming Tolliver across the poker table in a final showdown that pits skill against skill and trickery against vengeance. She escapes from Nick once more and runs to Denver. She must keep her vow to her murdered husband, for only then will she be free to find love again.

The ghosts of the past are no match for The Lady of the Cards when her future is at stake. She can’t afford to lose when she’s GAMBLING WITH LOVE…

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     The fiery spark in Lainie’s eyes was the only outward indication the man had ruffled her impassive composure.
     “Yes, I will be a player in that game, and it will be my pleasure to finally take all of your money. Perhaps I’ll feel generous after I win to front you a little something so you can leave town.” Lainie nodded to the cowboys. “Again. Gentlemen, goodnight.”
     With the fluid movement of a striking snake, the cardsharp snatched hold of Lainie’s hand and halted her exit. She neither struggled nor spoke a word. To anyone who didn’t know her, she might have seemed indifferent, but Nick recognized the unreserved loathing in the steady, steely gaze she fixed upon the gambler’s face. There was a history between them that Nick wanted to know more about.
     “Stay awhile, Mrs. Conrad. We’ve known each other long enough to put aside formal pretenses. Let’s dispense with this ongoing façade. It’s tiresome. There’s no reason for either of us to spend the rest of this night, or any night in the future, alone.” The gambler raked his gaze over Lainie’s body, his lips curled in a leer that said he was a man accustomed to getting what he wanted.

     Nick’s temper rose, but he held back, watching. If he knew nothing else about Lainie Conrad, he knew she was capable of handling herself with any man in any situation. Still, he pushed back the side of his duster and flipped the leather thong off the hammer of the short-barreled .44 at his hip.

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19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring this title. It is just like I want to read.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Debby,

      You're welcome. Thanks for commenting. :-)

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  2. Congratulations on your new release, Kaye. Gambling With Love looks fantastic. I wish you all the best.

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    1. Sarah,

      *Hugs*, my friend. Thanks for the well-wishes.

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  3. Showed up on my device last night. Now to find the time to read it. *Sigh* Doris

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  4. This sounds fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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    1. Hello Judy,

      Thanks for commenting. I'll post the winner's name in this thread.

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    2. I love historicals set in this time period and love reading about confident women who take responsibility for their lives during a time when women had few rights..

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    3. Vella,

      The heroine is definitely confident and feisty.
      So glad you stopped by to comment. I appreciate it.

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading "Gambling With Love," Kaye.

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  6. Carol Ann,

    I'm so glad you stopped by. Thank you for the kind words.

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  7. I love the cover for "Gambling with Love"! The heroine looks like the kind of lady I like to read about.

    unionadvance4ever @ gmail dot com.

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    1. Haley,

      The heroine is as independent as she is resourceful, and she's on a one-woman mission to bring justice to her husband's murder.

      Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment.

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  8. Sounds like a great plot and a story right up my alley, Kaye. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  9. Stacey,

    My pleasure. Thank you for leaving a comment for a chance to win.

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  10. Kaye, I really loved this story. I had to just have faith that everything was going to work out...somehow...but I had no fingernails left by the end. LOL

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  11. *grin* I have an inkling of a companion story set 20 or so years later to tidy-up the ending of the story. *wink*

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  12. Drum roll... the winner of a copy of Gambling with Love is...

    Haley!

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